January 1st, 2007 - Open Knowledge
Jan. 1st, 2007
09:37 am - How to date a liberal chick
"I was dating a rabid leftist and borderline feminist. She wasn't what I would call a "hard core" leftist or feminist because she just regurgitated the crap she got in college (then again, how does this materially differ from you average leftist anyway?). So when she would say something that would display her ignorance and brainwashing I would say,
"You want to make a bet?"
One time she said we didn't spend enough on health care. Remembering a chart I had recently seen, I then said the US government, on average spends just as much per person on public health care than your average socialist European country.
She didn't believe me.
So I said, "well, care to make it interesting?"
Her ego, belief and entire world view system was now being challenged, naturally she said, "sure" no doubt fully expecting me to be wrong.
"OK, if I'm right you have to wear a naughty stewardess outfit and serve me dinner for an evening."
Read the rest here.
Via Jacqueline Passey.
What other surefire bets would work? What bets would work on a conservative?
06:20 pm - Tiburon Taxi Sucks!
Do NOT order a taxi from Tiburon Taxi:
Belvedere / Tiburon, CA
Phone: (415) 789-5356
I placed a reservation for 6:00 p.m. pickup at about noon. When I called at 6:10 p.m to ask where the driver was, the dispatcher had no record of the reservation, and made no apology for the error. He did give me the number of another taxi service, but the number was out of service. Since I did not record the name of the person who took my reservation, I could not dispute his claim. However, since I suspect that I have more google-juice than Tiburon Taxi, I at least will hopefully contribute to putting the company out of business and make room for a company with better customer service.
BTW, I had a good experience with Marin Cab Company, the company I hired instead of Tiburon Taxi:
Marin Cab Company
1 415 455 4555
Ask for John S. Murray, my driver.
And if Tiburon Taxi wants me to take this down, I will do so if they do the following:
1. Send me a written apology.
2. Donate $50.00 to the Electronic Frontiers Foundation. The $50.00 is the difference in price between the cost I would've paid had Tiburon Taxi done their job, and the price I actually paid (I missed the shuttle at Larkspur Landing for the airport, and had to take a taxi all the way).
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