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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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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 7:44:06 AM

Oh, btc1, no! Not another American royalist! Stop with the English monarch worship! Not in the cafe--I almost spit out my coffee.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 7:20:24 AM

God Save The Queen! Her property is safe. Great Britain remains united. As we remain united, but, disagreeable! ;-)

Good Morning! Great Friday ahead of a decent weekend. Well, save for Sunday. We expect showers all day.

Enjoy your weekend!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:41:10 PM

Steve said - "Another great summer weekend right around the corner."

And the textbook answer is-----

Work hard and smart. Live on less than your income. Invest in good mutual funds using Roth IRA, IRA, 401K and you own accounts a minimum or 20% of net. Retire early and live the life you would like to become accustomed to. In other words Steve - turn into one of them conservatives you rail against.

Do that and its a perpetual weekend my friend......
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:23:58 PM

First cool evening in more than a week. Feels very nice.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:10:50 AM

Good Morning, all
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:19:04 AM

Morning all. Much cooler than it was yesterday morning. Windows open for the first time in a week.

Have a good day all!

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 9/18/2014 9:19:16 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 8:57:57 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 8:31:16 AM

Good morning
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:47:01 AM

Alright!

Another great summer weekend right around the corner.

So
Happy
It's
Thursday!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:25:07 AM

Good Morning! Let's change back to weather and such now. I was just updating an old topic.

Chill is still in the air and it seems to want to stay. Warming up today but this is summer's one last gasp. Next week fall weather is here to stay.

Enjoy your day. Maybe the harvest festivals and farm stores are on the agenda for the weekend.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:35:08 PM

It is not an interstate, fly. It is just a four lane US Route. 27.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:22:18 PM

Btc - from one of your articles - >>>A Nicholasville woman who just lost a court battle over three tickets she received while commuting to Lexington on her bicycle was arrested Tuesday evening.

Cherokee Schill, 41, was arrested by the Nicholasville Police Department on charges of second-degree wanton endangerment and booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Nicholasville police officer Erik Cobb arrested Schill around 5 p.m. on U.S. 27. The arrest citation stated that Schill was “engaging in conduct she knew would create a substantial danger to other motorists attempting to avoid her.” Community-relations officer Kevin Grimes said the citation also stated that several vehicles were “taking evasive action to avoid striking (Schill).”<<<Btc it does not matter why she is breaking the law - she is breaking the law and she was arrested and her bike was impounded - end of story. If she doesnt like being arrested for breaking the law by riding her bike where she was told not to do so then its tough luck. Maybe a spell behind bars will give her motivation to either find a different route or find a different means of transportation.

The fact that she refuses to obey the traffic laws does not make me feel sorry for her. If she wants to ride a pony on the interstate because its a nice form of transportation to work does that make it right? How about if she decides that flying her 1932 Piper J3 (with no radio in it) into a major military base is a valid means for her to get around - will you say that ok too? I dont give a fig for her excuses - she is seemingly in the wrong and she can either stop breaking the law or pay the piper.

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Jay I didnt send the hot weather. We could use some here. I think that Mexican storm might dump on us in the next few days.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:10:57 PM

Fly, did you send that hot desert wind down from St. George? It is blowing crazily here.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:57:34 PM

Not everyone, fly. But, there are certain ones that understand she is just trying to get back and forth to work, the safest way possible, as best she can afford it. Riding in the emergency lane is very dangerous. She feels it is safer for her to control the lane. I am not sure I agree fully, but, that is what she feels as an experienced rider. AND their are many bicyclists, around the world who are supporting her. I am just bringing this forth as a situation to consider on the highways.

Here is a link to an article for her latest run in.

This is her YouTube channel.

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/17/2014 10:01:38 PM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:26:25 PM

btc lets see if I understand you - this lady had a court case concerning her riding the bike in traffic and she was told she had to ride off the travel lanes by the judge.

Then she continues to ride in the travel lane and gets stopped by a cop for breaking the ruling of the judge and her bike is impounded ---- and we are supposed to feel sorry for her -WHY?????

She is defying the order of the court isnt she? Why should she not be penalized for breaking the judges order?
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:39:20 PM

Oh for an update on the bicyclist who rides to work on a 4 lane US highway here, she lost her case and was directed to ride in the emergency lane. A dangerous proposition there too with all the accumulation of debris there. So she was riding to school the other night on that road in the right lane. She was arrested and her bike was impounded and hauled off on a flatbed! This is her only form of transport. She intends to appeal the decision and still must find a way to school. She is studying now to be an EKG tech. She fell on her bike earlier and broke her jaw and lost her job. Really bad for a single parent. There is a gofundme site for her if anyone has an interest. Let me know.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:58:56 AM

Summer in the City has been brutal. Enjoy.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:26:53 AM

Morning all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:52:00 AM

Good Wednesday morning!

A little rain for Obama's visit to war headquarters here. Plants and flowers are good with that...
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:33:56 AM

Good morning
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:24:37 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:29:42 PM

My shoulder is better, Cliff. But now my RIGHT knee hurts! I am about to give up. I am falling apart. My wife needs to put me back together. The docs are not doing it!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:45:25 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:29:47 AM

SE, I wish you could!

Have a good day all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:14:27 AM

Good morning. I would love to send some of this cool and rainy out to you west coast guys.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:08:30 AM

Love bug season again.

Yuk.

Genetic engineering gone awry.

Is it any wonder we are suspicious of GMOs?
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:44:04 AM

It was hot and humid yesterday morning at 5:30 when I went for my run...had a wild thunderstorm last night and it feels good out there this morning. Got my 4 miles in and I can feel Fall in the air!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:05:39 AM

Wow! Hot, jay! I hope the fires die down soon! Hate to see the pics out of Weed, CA. Hope they do not lose much.

Wet and cool here. It might reach 70 today! Here comes fall!

Enjoy your day!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:27:37 PM

Hot dry wind blowing. A cool 102 at the moment...
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:21:29 PM

Agreed, stupid!
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:21:02 PM

From the news of the terminailly stupid!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:48:07 PM

Its still over 100 out our way...so too hot for any animals to venture out...

LOL
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:35:33 PM

As many of you know, I am on twitter. Since that was made public here by someone who thought it would be funny to follow me around the internet I have increased my following by 33%! It is getting to be a full time job thanking all my followers! See what happens to people like that? It turns their crap around in their face. Bazinga!

Anyone is welcome to follow me over there, even jd....

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/15/2014 1:36:52 PM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:19:54 AM

LOL! Yes SE! I guess the strangest animal I ever saw in an unusual place was a black panther that ran across one of the main highways here, in front of me early on a Sunday morning. No one believed me and I did not call the police, About a year later there were all kinds of sightings of it in a nearby neighborhood and people looked at me with amazement.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:54:31 AM

"I had a family of raccoons in my attic."

Are raccoons in the attic the same as bats in the belfry? <<rimshot>>
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:47:42 AM

Do roadrunners and lizards count for front yard beasties.Hey now that we know btc has raccoons in the attic ---- well that explains a lot.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:36:58 AM

Had a pair of goldfinches that spent the summer flitting back and forth through my black-eyed susans [can I say that in the Ray Rice era?] eating the tiny seeds from the flower heads. Not sure if any are left, but I gathered the seedheads and will scatter then around the flower bed at school before we mulch it. Might get some more BES's going there next year without having to buy them.

We had a bison loose around here last year, and occasionally a black bear wanders across Baltimore and Harford Counties from points further west.

My wife and I were driving home in a snowstorm several years ago when I saw a yearling cow loose from my neighbor's field at night. I stopped the car with the headlights shining down his lane so I could take the cow back. My wife says, "What are you doing?" I said, "Taking that cow back up to the barn." She exclaims, "You don't know that cow!" I laughed, "I don't know any cows, but I'm not leaving that one out to freeze."

I shooed it up to the barn as my wife followed with the car without incident, lol.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:24:06 AM

SE, the red fox is cool! sgm, try cayenne pepper around the plants you do not want to disturb. You can keep ants and spiders away with mint plants around the area, too.

I had a family of raccoons in my attic. I think I told that story about removing them and one of the baby's seeing me as his protector from the boogey man, (me), banging on the wall to stop the noise. He saw me coming up the stairs and ran up my arm and sat my head! A live raccoon hat.

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/15/2014 9:28:00 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:22:56 AM

Raccoons and skunks in my area.

Morning all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:21:11 AM

Good morning.

"Have you all across the nation experienced unusual animals in your front yard?"

1) racoon ripping my bird feeder to shreds at dusk.
2) red fox chasing rabbit at dawn.

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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:14:54 AM

Good morning.

Do armadillos, herons and rabbits count?

Doo, doo, doo lookin out my back door.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:09:15 AM

Good morning!
sgm4law,
Buy some blood meal and sprinkle it around the hostas. They have it at Valley View Farms. You can also use hair from the salon if it hasn't been colored or treated.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:05:06 AM

Good morning, everyone.

Just deer, rabbits, and squirrels in the yard. Makes it hard to grow hostas.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 6:56:22 AM

Good Morning!

I just saw a news report about several horses lose in an upscale subdivision over near Louisville. The comment was only in Kentucky. I bet that is not true. It did happen to us when I was a kid, with horses once and then cows! I am just glad no one's pigs got out. But it was free fertilizer!

Have you all across the nation experienced unusual animals in your front yard?

Have a great day!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:43:23 PM

So be it, SE. ;-)
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:21:58 PM

"SE, it was 49 here. I did turn the heat on just long enough to get that chill off me!"

Wuss! {and just for you <<rimshot>>}
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:38:07 AM

Morning all!
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:26:47 AM

btc1, back in the days prior to my first knee replacement I had those injections.
I would struggle to walk into the docs office using my cane and walk out carrying the cane.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:22:18 AM

SE, it was 49 here. I did turn the heat on just long enough to get that chill off me!

Good Morning! It is gorgeous here! And the UK Wildcats did lose to the FL Gators, but, it took 3 OTs to do so! Wow! What a game! We have a football team this year!

I go in Tuesday for an injection in my right shoulder. I hope it helps, I am getting sharp pains all the time! Anyone else have had those steroid injections?

Have a great day!

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/14/2014 9:25:20 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:07:15 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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