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    told you so Amelia's Avatar
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    Learn something new every day.

    Yesterday I learned about the Curley Effect, in connection with Detroit.


    Today I learned that Clarence Thomas was on George H. W. Bush's shortlist for Supreme Court twice. Surprised me. Bush considered having him replace William Brennan, then decided not. He ultimately replaced Thurgood Marshall, of course. I was not aware of the esteem in which Bush held Thomas. Thought Bush was blowing smoke when said that Thomas was chosen because he was the most qualified at that time. But maybe he really meant it.






    What have you learned today?
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    au fait: having a good or detailed knowledge of something




    I was not au fait with "au fait".

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    I've learned this message board has too many damn threads about gays. And the ACA. And Johnathan Gruber.

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    And Feminists!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I've learned this message board has too many damn threads about gays. And the ACA. And Johnathan Gruber.

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    Chuck Hagel served alongside his brother Tom during the Vietnam War. They saved each other's life.
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    I rather oddly found out, while doing some research today, that pot is legal in North Korea.

    It is not considered a controlled substance there.
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    I guess they eat paint chips when they get the munchies?

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    I rather oddly found out, while doing some research today, that pot is legal in North Korea.

    It is not considered a controlled substance there.
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    Curley's great, but prefer the Shemp Effect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I've learned this message board has too many damn threads about gays. And the ACA. And Johnathan Gruber.
    Once obamacare is repealed, 2/3rds of your problems will be solved.

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    The G.I. which ultimately came to describe our soldiers originally meant "galvanized iron".

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