Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by Jerry Friedman Post by Jack
In the senate hearings about the Attorney General confirmation (US),
senator Booker said to the candidate "...your intentions are well,
That would seem to be justified by the word 'well-intentioned', which
means having good intentions, rather than just a lot of them.
Well, what do you think?
Well, if a Yellow-billed Loon has a yellow bill and a White-billed Diver
has a white bill (which is odd, considering that they're the same
species), why shouldn't a well-intentioned lawyer have well intentions?
That is, I think he was briefly misled by the resemblance between
ADVERB-intentioned and ADJECTIVE-intentioned.
"I'm not saying I'm necessarily going to vote for you one way or the
other. But I believe your intentions are well.
"But I think that some of the things you've said in the past leave me to
believe that your policies might be misguided in the way that Mike Lee
and Cornyn and Graham and Grassley have been incredible partners in
changing the American reality. I hope that you can be that kind of
Something seems to have gone wrong in the sentence beginning "But I
think". However, considering that CNN seems to have erroneously labeled
the speaker Corker instead of Booker, it might be the transcriber's fault.
(For our friends overseas, the Attorney General candidate (William Barr)
and Sens. Lee, Cornyn, Graham, and Grassley are Republicans,
So was Corker. It would make sense if it was Corker that said it. There's
no way my junior senator would be praising Lee, Cornyn, Graham, and
Grassley, and unlike Corker he would observe the protocol that senators
are not normally referred to by name. Unfortunately, Corker quit last
year and his place has been taken by the loathsome Marsha Blackburn.
Post by Jerry Friedman
Booker is a Democrat.)
Stereotypes prcaticed by the stereotyped, innit.
BTW, I accidentally landed in an old thread about stereotypes, at a
point where someone mentioned a wikipage about stereotype labels in Oz.
People I expected to reasonably perspacious missed that it was a
category page, and wondered what the anonymous author was up to. A
category page author is anonymous because the page has a bot as an
author; the bot lookes at pages [priority given to pages being updated,
I believe] for a wikiformat section that marks the page as belonging to
a category, and logs that on the relevant category page. The
wikiformat marking as a category was likely done by a human author
[I've done it myself], and that author may be not-at-all anonymous. If
aa page is labeled for a category that does not yet have a category
page (that is, the labeled page is the first to use that label), it is
my understanding the bot will create a new category page for that
And because, despite its flaws, WP insists on citations, you can
generally find something in the references for the labeled page to
support using the label. That support will not be evident on the
category page, but the same caveat applies to traditional card catalogs
in the libraries of a decade ago.
Maybe C282Y is simply one of the hangers-on, a groupie following a
future guitar god of the human genome: an allele with undiscovered
virtuosity, currently soloing in obscurity in Mom's garage.
Bradley Wertheim, theAtlantic.com, Jan 10 2013