It is currently Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:02 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 436 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:23 am 
Offline
1000%
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:41 am
Posts: 37333
Stacey Abrams was the Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia in 2018. She impressed a lot of people (including, very much, me) and lost a very close race that was ripe with voter suppression and other issues (the GOP victor was himself the Secretary of State in charge of the election at the time!). She was strongly encouraged to run for one of the Senate seats from Georgia in this election but instead she has concentrated on encouraging voter participation, particularly among African-Americans in Georgia, and deserves much of the credit for Biden's likely pivotal victory in the state in this election. She is definitely a rising star in the U.S. Democratic Party.

I know nothing of "Selena Montgomery" other than what Frelga posted.

_________________
In gratitude forever … .


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:15 pm 
Offline
Throw me a rope.
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 am
Posts: 6598
Location: Deep in Oz
Thanks Voronwë.

I had no idea Frelga was referring to THAT Stacey Abrams; I guess I should have clicked on the link and made the connection myself.

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

_________________
Mornings wouldn't suck so badly if they came later in the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:07 pm 
Offline
2018 Fitbit Balrog*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Posts: 13708
Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Is that really a real thing?
It’s out there now (which doesn’t mean anything?):

Image

_________________
*title copyright: Teremia

'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:16 pm 
Offline
Meanwhile...
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:31 pm
Posts: 17141
Location: Out on the banks
I mean, you could click on the link to the publisher I thoughtfully provided.

:wooper:

_________________
Dark have been my dreams of late.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:51 pm 
Offline
1000%
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:41 am
Posts: 37333
I clicked on the link, but I still wasn't sure it was real.

_________________
In gratitude forever … .


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:03 am 
Offline
2018 Fitbit Balrog*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Posts: 13708
Frelga wrote:
I mean, you could click on the link to the publisher I thoughtfully provided.

:wooper:
I did. Seemed legit to me.

_________________
*title copyright: Teremia

'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:24 am 
Offline
Throw me a rope.
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 am
Posts: 6598
Location: Deep in Oz
For those who admire the writing of Octavia E Butler, there is a free online event discussing her legacy and writing. Some giveaways are being offered for those whi register.

It's organised by the LA Virtual Book Club for 18 Nov at 7pm LA time.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-v ... 6329792811

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

_________________
Mornings wouldn't suck so badly if they came later in the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:33 pm 
Offline
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:45 pm
Posts: 6300
Location: Missouri
Impenitent wrote:
Inanna, I'm reading The Stormlight Chronicles by Brandon Sanderson, the series Alatar recommended some time ago (thank you Al :) ).
Spoiler: show
A complex, deeply thought-out world and vivid characters. I ocassionally have to speed read through battle scenes, but the interwoven story threads are compelling and his writing is excellent.


The sequel just came out!!!
:banana: :banana: :banana:


Last edited by Maria on Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:49 pm 
Offline
Throw me a rope.
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 am
Posts: 6598
Location: Deep in Oz
Excellent! I'll look it up.

And i just noticed I made a spelling error in the quoted text above. It is now preserved for posterity. I feel angst!

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

_________________
Mornings wouldn't suck so badly if they came later in the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:19 pm 
Offline
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:45 pm
Posts: 6300
Location: Missouri
I had to cut and paste the text into a word doc to spell check it and find the error. Wow, my own spell checking has gone downhill.
I hid it for you. :P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:41 pm 
Offline
Throw me a rope.
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 am
Posts: 6598
Location: Deep in Oz
LOL! Thanks Maria.

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

_________________
Mornings wouldn't suck so badly if they came later in the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:55 pm 
Offline
2018 Fitbit Balrog*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Posts: 13708
What was it? What was it?

_________________
*title copyright: Teremia

'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:17 am 
Offline
1000%
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:41 am
Posts: 37333
Inanna wrote:
What was it? What was it?


I occasionally make the same mistake.

_________________
In gratitude forever … .


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:37 am 
Offline
2018 Fitbit Balrog*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Posts: 13708
Ah, found it!

(We are weird people. ;))
(ETA: to enjoy language so much.)

_________________
*title copyright: Teremia

'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:48 am 
Offline
Meanwhile...
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:31 pm
Posts: 17141
Location: Out on the banks
Well, it's one of the ways...

_________________
Dark have been my dreams of late.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:07 pm 
Offline
2018 Fitbit Balrog*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Posts: 13708
Oh my god - And I just got V’s hint.
I’m a tubelight.

_________________
*title copyright: Teremia

'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 436 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group