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btc1

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2009 7:19:21 PM

US Politics Cafe? What does that mean? Well, I email the GM Mod and asked if we could continue to have a place where we could discuss, amongst ourselves, the problems that crop up time to time here on the US Politics Forum. The previous post that was locked yesterday had sort of turned into this. And as a place where we could converse with each other without the pretense of hard left or hard right positions interfering with our communication and the good friends we have developed on both sides of the fence.

The GM thought this might be a good idea and approved it today.

So here we go. We have a place to try to work out angst, or just visit amongst ourselves and JOKE around with friends. The Cafe' is now open for us. We just need to keep everything here civil. Can I set your drinks up for you, Buddy? What will you have? Cheers!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 8:23:33 AM

Good morning. Looking dreary today.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 5:58:05 PM

sgm, LOL! mini, you ripped me off of the Fox News Kool-Aid Man! ;-) Jay, October is great no matter what you do. This is the warmest October 1st, I remember around here! Beautiful, SE, teacher tim.

I made it back from far Western KY, an almost 600 mile round trip. It would not have been that far except for the missed turn on the way back 67 miles out of the way!! Wrong way btc! Calm down conservative Cafe' members!

MM, now, you would think George Washington would have insisted on that from the beginning! LOL!
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 3:06:26 PM

The first paper currency bearing the motto "In God we trust" entered circulation on this day in 1957.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 11:21:55 AM

No, he looked like a laborer. Of course I am stereotyping bigot because though I noticed he was shirtless and had the physique of one who works with his hands, unshaven and was a passenger in a dirty beat-up old pickup with a bunch of tools in the back, I made this guess.

Happy hump day all.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:09:54 AM

For baseball fans , October is the best!

Have a good day all.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:07:12 AM

Hey., SS, did that guy look like a waiter?
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:05:53 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:22:01 AM

Good morning. I hope this brand new month will be pleasant for all of you.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:27:37 AM

Good morning, all.
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:35:27 PM

SemiSteve: "I was pumping gas the other day when a car with two waitress-looking females pulled up to the next pump. I got the impression they were waitresses because despite their advancing years they both had tats, hot bodies and were smoking."

SemiSteve: "I only included the description of those two in order to give an hint of their character."

Is that exemplary of an objective liberal- how not to be a bigot? That looks like stereotyping you got going on there, to me, Stevie.

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[Edited by: ministorage at 9/30/2014 10:43:32 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 6:49:27 PM

I also observe on a regular basis people who step away from the gas pumps to smoke. The only problem there is some of them go and stand by the propane cylinders.

SMH
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 6:08:35 PM

Just pulled into a gas station and there was another idiot passenger getting out of a pickup with a lit cigarette. It was OK, he explained, he was about to walk away from the pump area. I guess he has some special understanding with the laws of physics...
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:24:19 PM

Back in the day a friend of mine had a lighter installed in his race car.
Anytime there was a caution, you could see him lighting up. I asked him about what he would do in the case of a fuel leak and his lit Winston.
His answer.
Toss the smoke out the window and keep driving.

Never caught fire.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:12:37 PM

Off to the other side of the Land Between the Lakes area in Western Kentucky, tomorrow. Leaving early, I may check in, I may not. Have a great day anyway, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:55:11 AM

Morning all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:53:47 AM

Good morning, good buddies, good vibes; good day!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:59:59 AM

Good morning, all

Reminds me of the guy who filled a gas can and put it on the passenger side floor, then lit a cigarette when he got back out on the highway. It didn't end well...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:16:18 AM

Good morning
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:48:37 AM

Yes, Steve that is so stupid. People, in general, seem to have no idea how stupid they can be. And IF you point it out the caution them, you are the idiot!

Good Morning! (Glad I caught the typo! Food Morning! would have been a disaster in the Cafe'. I am sure it would have beeen a food fight!

Enjoy your day.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:47:51 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:25:46 PM

No, I could not tell that from the grainy video, btc1. I thought she lit a cigarette and went back to check the nozzle. Thanks for the heads up on static. I see so many people smoking at gas pumps it is scary. And most of them cop a pretty insolent attitude if you try to say anything. I am always bothered when pumping gas if I smell smoke and immediately locate the source. If nearby I will say something. Amazing how many passengers will sit in the car smoking as the car is being fueled. As if gas vapors know the difference and give them a pass...
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:50:54 PM

Looks like that guy purposely flicked his lighter near the fuel tank. They are both lucky. That act of stupidity could've kill them both.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:29:02 PM

Steve, you get that was static from her getting back in her car with the fabric seats, right? That happens a lot! Even to bright people...

This is really dumb!

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/29/2014 7:29:50 PM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:18:09 AM

Morning all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:55:11 AM

Good morning all.

Btc1, from that woman's appearance alone I would not have guessed so. But difficult to tell much in that poor quality video. One obvious thing is she is an idiot ... and a lucky one.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:21:58 AM

Good morning. I gave up tobacco 45 years ago. I was pretty smart back then.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:01:29 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:09:04 AM

Hi! Gotta run, doctors appointments for me and my niece.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:03:59 PM

I know you were playing with me - why do you think I jumped in the pond and splashed you back?

I had a relative who was an oncologist and also worked with folks who dealt with those who were drug addicted. According to him getting off tobacco is every bit as hard as Cocaine or Heroin. But one thing he did say - the best results were from folks who just quit cold turkey and had the internal will to not go back.

Now on that hospital thing - either you have to stop giving your wife a bad time so she doesnt whup you so bad or you have to move out into the desert to stiffen up the ol health system....... snicker smile....
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 5:49:26 PM

Fly, I am just playing cat and mouse with you. I have just about put both of them down. Not bad, for those three packs a day smokers, to be able to do that. Even better for a menthol smoker to be able to say that.

This e-cig weaning is the best thing yet! Last year I was laid up in the hospital for 11 days! That was cold turkey. And none of the rest of the food there was any better, either!

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/28/2014 5:52:37 PM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:41:33 PM

Are you a man or a mouse - stand up and go cold turkey and get it over with. Yeah its easier said than done - been there done that.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:08:29 PM

Will took Power and went fishing.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:54:13 AM

btc - where is your will power - just do it.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:20:05 AM

Morning all!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:34:37 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:01:04 AM

Good Morning!

Last year I had stopped smoking, until May when someone gave me a freshly lit ciggy to hold for them.... Well, I have gone to e-cigs as of last Sunday. I have not had a tobacco cigarette since then. Now, to stop the e-ciggy.....

Enjoy your day.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:21:08 AM

Good Morning
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 12:21:42 PM

Morning... laundry day today. Good day for drying on the line.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 12:14:59 PM

Well, now. I've already updated my computer with the latest windows patches and have a batch of chicken curry simmering on the stove. So far it's been a good day. Laundry later, then maybe unstop the other of the MBR drains (already did one that the "old lady" stopped up full of hair. Runs fine now).
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 10:02:56 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:42:13 AM

Steve, would you classify her as a waitress?

Not smoking, but, static.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:00:28 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:21:31 AM

Good morning.

"The Ryder Cup is on. The US has not won since it was held over in Louisville"

It's no wonder we keep losing the Rider Cup--all them little jockeys have foreign names. <<rimshot>>
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:20:31 AM

Good morning all.

Is it stereotyping to observe peculiarities and make guesses about people from observations?

SE, I wish everybody got it that smoking at a gas pump is not OK, but sadly I see it all too often.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 7:39:38 AM

Good for you jay! Great to have everyone home I am sure.

Good Morning! The Ryder Cup is on. The US has not won since it was held over in Louisville at Valhalla. I think that was 2008. I hate my morning routine interrupted, especially for golf!

Have a great day!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 4:01:51 PM

My oldest in from Maryland for the next few days. All is right with the world.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:18:26 AM

Morning all!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:52:31 AM

Good morning all.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:26:20 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:08:17 AM

Good morning.
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