Which is too bad. I generally prefer when I watch sports to watch women play as men try to dominate with solely raw power, while women’s sports tend to be more about finesse and strategy.
For this reason years ago I used to love watching the tennis player Martina Hingis.
Unlike people like Maria Sharapova or basically anyone on the men’s side, she wasn’t particularly tall or strong and she didn’t hit the ball all that hard (comparatively — her lightest non-strategic strike is probably harder than I’ve ever hit it in real play), but she was simply smarter than her competition.
My favorite game of hers that I recall is during some massive rally she ran up to the net and it appeared she was about to completely slam the ball. Instead, she waited until the last possible moment and just ever so lightly tapped the ball so that it lollygagged barely over the net right in front of her competitor.
It was a perfect shot because it was unexpected and confusing. It made returning her other shots harder. It meant that the other player now had no strategy because Hingis had become completely unpredictable.
I didn’t know she was still playing doubles until just now, but doubles isn’t as fun to watch.
I’m sure I’ll be accused of being a huge troglodyte, but I can’t say I really understand the difference between people like Caitlyn Jenner who claim to be* transsexual and people like Rachel Dolezal who claim to be transracial.
Is there any substantive difference? If so, what is it? What rhetorical, philosophical and sociological knots must most of the left twist itself into to assert their definitive difference?
Both are co-opting and inhabiting lived experiences that are not their own.
I fail to see the difference, really.
*I am not evaluating truth claims here. But claims precede action in this case and most others.
Some 41 percent of people around the world get their news from Facebook each week, a number that towers over Twitter (at 11 percent) despite the media’s obsession with the Twitterverse.
I’m not surprised, really, but I feel a way for which there is no word in English. Like when you drop your ice cream cone but you don’t even like that flavor but are still sad it’s on the microbe-ridden macadam. And oh yeah, everyone is an idiot. That too.
Facebook is the best method for surveillance and social control ever invented. If they weren’t completely in bed with the NSA, FBI and others I’d be utterly shocked.
Looks like so far it’s all double digits. This was predictable. Despite the penalties, those most likely to sign up for Obamacare are those already sick or unhealthy.
This means it’ll have a terrible risk pool.
Basically the ACA did nothing to fix the health care system, but instead applied a band-aid over a gaping wound while Democrats went around explaining how everything was all better and that blood coming out and pooling on the floor? All imaginary!
Obamacare was designed to funnel money to insurers. But it appears that for the most part it isn’t even doing that.