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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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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 10:39:25 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 8:58:22 AM

Good Morning!

I have a Nuclear Stress test today. Those are always fun.

Hope you enjoy your day!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 8:42:08 AM

Good morning, good people.

Good day to you.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 8:30:40 AM

Good morning
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 11:35:09 PM

Well, not to rub it in too bad, but, my PACK looked great today.

Good Football and Basketball! In one year!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 9:27:41 PM

My Ravens looked BAD today [sigh]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 11:32:39 AM

But btc you dont really expect me to stop teasing you about your kitty cats do you.....

Now if it was hockey there might be something to get excited about maybe. Nothing else really counts.

[Edited by: flyboyUT at 12/21/2014 11:33:39 AM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 11:20:16 AM

fly, we have not lost a game yet. And even mini holds little hope that we will against his team next weekend. Let's see what you say, say the end of March... OH THE POOR COUCHES!!!

Yep, I did not get that either, AC. We will see if there is an update. Now, the soda fountains prefer to put larger CO2 tanks outside anyway. Even the Subway near my tax office has one, about the size of a 80 LB propane tank outside.

[Edited by: btc1 at 12/21/2014 11:23:51 AM EST]
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 11:04:29 AM

btc1 said: "Yesterday that mall was evacuated due to a carbon dioxide explosion in the Food Court."

--I've passed by that "Florence Y'all" water tank MANY times, particularly on the way to the Cincinnati airport (CVG). Flew a lot of Delta back then in and out of there. By the way, CO2 is generally considered an inert gas (not chemically reactive or explosive). However, any gas under pressure is dangerous just by itself. At a food court? I wonder if a CO2 bottle from a soft-drink machine blew up? Or was this someone playing a prank?
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 10:40:34 AM

OK so btc's kittens won a game - does that mean we have to put up with this all the time.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 8:14:44 AM

Good morning
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 7:59:38 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 7:36:29 AM

Good Morning!

Up near Cincy in Northern KY there is the Florence Mall. There is a water tank there that the decided to put Florence Mall on. Well, as it turned out advertising was not allowed on water tanks or it was too close to the interstate, one or other. So, they simply changed it to Florence Y'all. Yesterday that mall was evacuated due to a carbon dioxide explosion in the Food Court. In the food court.......at least it wasn't methane....

Have a great day!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:04:52 PM

Alas, poor Yorick.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 7:37:37 PM

Thanks mini. I didn't expect UCLA to win, but this result was the furthest thing from my mind. Yes Toto, the Wooden era is looooooooooong gone.

Congrats btc1!


[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 12/20/2014 7:40:13 PM EST]
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 7:10:43 PM

jayrad1957: "UCLA who????"

You're a good sport, jay. But your boys did play the #1 team in the nation. And they did redeem themselves somewhat during the second half (if they played that way in the first half, it would have been a tight game).

UofL hasta meet them Cat Scratchers in a week from today. I'm looking forward to the "dream game," as well feeling trepidation. My respect for UK includes my fear of UK. (Well, I'll put on a brave face and call it healthy respect.)
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 7:06:59 PM

btc1: "We ARE that good...."

Yes. This is one time you are spot-on. That UK team is deep this year - stronger than dirt. They is a pleasure to watch.

btc1: "mini....next weekend? Anything happening?"

I might be watching my red birds getting their wings clipped by your blue kitty cats. Your boys have nothing but Christmas and a week of practice ahead of them. We have to squeeze in another game on Tuesday night between now and then.

Congratulations on that merciless asswhuppin' today. I'd still make the bet, but I know UK has the edge. So if you took the bet, we know the odds.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 6:39:11 PM

LOL, SE!!!!!

*ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 6:19:55 PM

There you go, jay!

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. We get about 9 hours and 31 minutes of daylight here in Lexington. But, the sun shines bright on MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME today!

As for tomorrow, check out sunrise and sunset for this city! No it is not L A.

(click on the map and you can get any city in the world.)

[Edited by: btc1 at 12/20/2014 6:20:44 PM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 6:19:22 PM

"SE, is this the grandson that ran down to your house in the cold for some ice cream?"

No, that one plays kindergarten basketball. He is currently nicknaming himself, "the boy who never gets cold". Drives his mom crazy.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 6:10:00 PM

UCLA who????
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 6:06:06 PM

SE, is this the grandson that ran down to your house in the cold for some ice cream?

LOL, that brings a smile to my face whenever it comes to mind...

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 5:52:28 PM

Watched fifth grade AMATEURS play.

Grandson's team 50
Opponents 35

Final
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 5:47:53 PM

OMG, was this a typo?

UCLA 42
Kentucky 83

Final


Lawd Ham Mercy!!!

LOL, *wink*
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 5:47:03 PM

Hey. fly! Want to pet my fuzzy little belly, now?

jay, take it in stride. Do not worry about changing anything. Did you get permission from RNorm, anyway? ;-)

We ARE that good....

mini....next weekend? Anything happening?

[Edited by: btc1 at 12/20/2014 5:48:57 PM EST]
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 2:50:33 PM

CARDINALS! 10-0

W. Kentucky Hilltopper after failure to intimidate the Cards.

[Edited by: ministorage at 12/20/2014 2:56:12 PM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 2:20:03 PM

BRUINS!
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 1:38:35 PM

No, AC-302 was actually on an extended business trip. And I go straight back in another 2 week's time for another extended trip. The bloody jet lag is turning my nights and days inside out! A lot happened while i was away. Heard about the attacks in Pakistan and Sydney, and about normalizing relations with Cuba. We live in interesting times...
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 1:16:29 PM

MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm! Fried spam. With pineapple...

No I do not like spam, either. So, SE, you are now Spic and Spam? No? Not an ethnic joke, either...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 1:12:51 PM

Tis the season. . . . for spam. I have deleted 200+ spam emails since 8:00 this morning.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 11:19:46 AM

BRUINS!
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 11:13:44 AM

btc1: "EKU lead it against Miami, mini!"

Yes, that's good. Considering Miami is #18/#19 in the AP/USA Today rankings - and EKU is unranked. I try to remember these things, as when #4 Louisville goes against unranked WKU in an hour. UK will be in a similar CatBird's seat (just had to say that) against UCLA, Fran and Ollie this afternoon, also. We need these wins; it's never good thing for a Catbird to be forced to eat crow. ;-P

"It was a lighthearted joke, mini.... Just remember, I reached out to you."

No need to remind me, I understood it when I read it. Most people appreciate lightheartedness. There is still a sore spot that a joke simply doesn't make go away, but I thank you for retching out to me. ;-P

I think we can both gladly agree to be mortal enemies, temporarily, next Saturday. Unless something goes awry for the games today, next Saturday will be the day that either UK, or UofL, suffers its first loss for the season. As far as a bet goes, I'd be willing to where a blue wildcat if #1 takes down #4, as long as you wore a red Cardinal if #4 takes down #1. Parameters, like length of time for such torture, would need to be set in advance.

[Edited by: ministorage at 12/20/2014 11:18:18 AM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:18:54 AM

Naahhhhh btc - Jay didnt recruit me - I volunteered to have some fun and tease you and Mini. I figured that if Jay was having fun teasing I would horn in and share some of it.

It doesnt matter who wins - its fun teasing each other.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:04:35 AM

EKU lead it against Miami, mini!

It was a lighthearted joke, mini. We will never agree on certain things and I was just acknowledging that... But if you refuse to recognize that, then you are right. Just remember, I reached out to you.


[Edited by: btc1 at 12/20/2014 10:07:40 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 9:43:40 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 9:39:48 AM

Have a benevolent Saturday, benevolent posters!
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:38:01 AM

btc1: "Hey, I have another side bet for you mini. How about we bury our hatchets for the New Year? At least until the UK vs Louisville game......

Or until Rand Paul tries to run...."

In native American lore, I believe burying the hatchet is usually a little more permanent than that.

Bbbbbut back to NCAA sports... I think the left coast baby bears are about to be reminded what it is like to tangle with a Kentucky mountain kitty cat. Unless something goes turribly wrong, them bruins should be left with a case of Cat Scratch Fever.

But before that game at 3:30, the Western KY Red Blobs must suffer the fate of getting the air pecked out of them by the Louisville Cardinals. The pecking order begins at noon.

It should be a good day for NCAA round ball in Kentucky. Except for, perhaps WKU.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:24:52 AM

Good morning. My grandson will be playing the same time as KY/UCLA, so I will be watching amateurs play.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 7:58:40 AM

I am really surprised there are that many gas stations in Springfield, MO. How many do Brad Pitt or his family own?....

Good Morning! I can tell jay has recruited fly for support...Get ready for that whoopin' by the 'Cats, guys!

Have a great day and go shop!!!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 5:51:02 PM

There are 101 different stations in Springfield (population 164,000) with gas below $2 according to GasBuddy.com.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:00:10 PM

Hey Jay ---- here is one of btc's "wildcats" all suited up for the game.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:26:00 PM

AC is on vacation.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:24:03 PM

I think AC is on vacation....
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:21:23 PM

I haven't seen AC-302 post anything in a while--has anyone else?
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:57:10 PM



[Edited by: btc1 at 12/19/2014 1:58:48 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:13:52 PM

Happy Friday good buddies.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:37:19 PM

After btc's kittens get sent back to the litter box this is what he will look like.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:10:24 PM

How them Kaintuck kittens ar gonna feel pretty soon ----
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:58:36 AM

Ok, let's see how brave you guys are about 3:30 pm eastern tomorrow! LOL!! Willie Caulie Stein and the rest may have something for you all. You do realize we have two platoons of players going this year, right?

[Edited by: btc1 at 12/19/2014 11:59:38 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:08:28 AM

LOL fly! Those are some mean cats!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:30:48 AM

Hey Jay - I found some folks doing the Kaintuck fight shout and song thingy.....
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