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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: Sep 21, 2014 1:34:32 PM

"Do we have any nominations for this?"

Well I have lots of nominations in mind, but I vowed I would be civil in this and all other GB political topics.

You are messing with a hornet's nest--in your own topic no less.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 12:49:34 PM

Well now, I am going to be rude. Do we have any nominations for this?

I chose as my first recipient the cop that arrested the bicyclist on her way to school and impounded her bicycle. I have contacted an attorney for her who absolutely thinks they went to far in the arrest rather than a citation.

What would be yours? Just for fun in the Cafe'. Not meant as a distraction.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:08:26 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 10:12:38 AM

Morning all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:15:20 AM

Good morning
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:17:43 AM

Good Morning. Rain will set in today.

Enjoy your world.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:18:23 PM

SE, I think UK as well as many other colleges got most of their players from the "anit-wussy" league! Enjoy it all day SE!

Was someone referring to that cold game where they have to have weapons to move the ball or puc?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:41:30 AM

SE, I would have to agree with your assessment about USC.....My apologies Norm!!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:25:58 AM

btc - the only reason to bother playing that wussy game called football is the ice isnt thick enough yet to play hockey.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:24:14 AM

LOL, SE!!!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:04:24 AM

Morning all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:38:38 AM

Trojans, Wildcats, wusses all. Five year olds don't get a bi. They play every Saturday. {;>)
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:32:27 AM

The Trojans have a bi-week as well...hopefully they will use it wisely to recover from losing to Boston College last week.....
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:28:01 AM

Our fighting UK Wildcats have a bi-week. That is really the only football I am interested in. Well them and the Packers!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:41:13 AM

WEEKEND!

YES!

Resume freedom...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:14:09 AM

Good morning. Great day for football. Rookie league for five year olds plays at 11:00. Laugh a minute.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:12:44 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:10:34 AM

btc1, Time for some football?

Good day for a game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Bowling Green Falcons.

Are you on your way up to Madison for the game?


[Edited by: Cliffisher at 9/20/2014 8:11:25 AM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:08:48 AM

Good Morning! A great last Saturday of Summer ahead. Yes, that is from someone who lives in a real four season state. It keeps you closer to reality to have 4 distinct seasons.

Have a great day!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 3:01:54 PM

"Try looking at rookie rdmurphy"

I read a couple of his/her posts. They made about as much sense as +Buzz+ posts, so I decided to just ignore them (the posts). I don't hit "ignore" for anyone.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:56:44 PM

Try looking at rookie rdmurphy, SE. It is Troller Diesel using most of his real name. As opposed to all the other incarnations he has used in the past. Murphy's law? I think you studied that in school, right?
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:56:35 PM

I know that their is a Pilgrims Rock but didn't know that it was MURPHY'S law that it was changeable.

LOL
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:22:55 PM

"Now posters are doubling down? Must be MURPHY'S law. If you get what I mean."

I must be dense, because I do not get it.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:05:29 PM

Yes, Tim. Definitely afflicted with Parrot-Head syndrome.

Correction to previous post:

"I'll take my toil and leisure in equal doses thought my existence, thanks."

Should be:

I'll take my toil and leisure in equal doses throughout my existence, thanks.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:02:14 PM

"First cool evening in more than a week. Feels very nice."

Mid 60s here the last few morning...makes for a very pleasant run at 5:30!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 11:59:54 AM

So. Now posters are doubling down? Must be MURPHY'S law. If you get what I mean.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:59:38 AM

sgm, not to worry. I do follow the British Monarchy on FB. Prince Harry and William do a lot of great charity work. Actually, I was poking fun at the Queen's remarks on the subject of independence which were always followed up in the media with, "She owns a castle, there". I am not a royalist per se.

jay, great link. We can always count on you for a dose of Stoogery!

tim, while I do enjoy a bourbon on occasion, I have always found my homeland's brew a bit too sweet. I prefer Johnny Walker Black. I do not always drink whiskey, but when I do it is JW Black. ;-)



[Edited by: btc1 at 9/19/2014 11:02:08 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:00:20 AM

Speaking of Scotch.......

Have a good day all!



[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 9/19/2014 10:00:41 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 9:43:53 AM

An observation - some posters can't make a point without throwing a few insults along with it...

Predictable, but sad nevertheless.

Have a great day, folks!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 9:26:08 AM

I love their Scotch, too! But not as much as a good single-barrel Kentucky Bourbon, mmmmm Maker's Mark. Smooooooooooooth
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:29:23 AM

Good morning. Apparently the Scots love the right to vote (85% turnout) almost as much as they love their Scotch (90%).
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:27:29 AM

Good Morning All!

LOL, don't waste good coffee there, sgm4law!

Enjoy that fall weather in bluegrass country, btc1

Sounds like you should be a Jimmy Buffett fan, Steve

Have a wonderful day!

I have a charity car wash Saturday after the Farmer's Market, then off to build sets for the Community Theater, maybe with some cqanning of plum tomatoes in the evening as they take quite a while in the water bath and I can get some grading in while they're boiling and then sealing.

GO RAVENS!!!! Have family coming over for the game and munchies.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:25:49 AM

FREEDOM!!!!

Oh, what? They voted No.

Cancel the haggis then.

Happy Friday all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:08:39 AM

Yaaay Friday!

One final day in chains and then two days of freedom.

Great idea fly. Use up your body making others far richer than you and then claim freedom with your worn out achey body for a few years before you die.

I'll take my toil and leisure in equal doses thought my existence, thanks.

I've already got so many incredible memories and so many fine friends to make more with if I died today my final thought would be: "That was an awesome life."

And if I live longer I'll just keep piling on the memories - and coming here to give you grief about your silly conservative myths!
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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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teacher_tim
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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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SE3.5
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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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