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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: Oct 30, 2014 3:21:56 PM

Enjoying National Harbor with my son. Enjoying it more with a nice Flying Dog Ale. Hope your day is going well.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:55:43 AM

We made a compost bin about a year ago and it's amazing. We keep piling stuff in the top and it keeps settling down. Every time we think we have maxed it out and might need to start another one the contents have settled further down and there's more room up top. Must be getting pretty ripe at the bottom by now...
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:44:51 AM

The WFP is about backing sincere Dems and shutting out the corporate shills.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:18:12 AM

Morning all!
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:17:08 AM

"Praying that the results will be good!"

I will do likewise.
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:16:00 AM

Good morning.

"What is the point?"

Raising money?
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:05:50 AM

Yes, streetrider, it would. We are supposed to get snow by Saturday morning down here! Yeeechhh!
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streetrider
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:49:12 AM

It would be a good morning if it was warmer, maybe snow flakes in tomorrow.

[Edited by: streetrider at 10/30/2014 7:49:52 AM EST]
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SemiSteve
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:45:40 AM

Morning!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:20:48 AM

I heard it was a tough year, crab-wise. Prices are pretty high.
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teacher_tim
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:05:20 AM

Good morning all! Can still get hard crabs now but I think the molting season is pretty much over. Expecting near freezing temps this weekend.
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:03:57 AM

My brother-in-law is having open heart surgery today to replace a valve. Keep a good thought, please.
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Praying that the results will be good!
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:39:55 AM

Good Morning!

Giants Win!

Have a great day!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:49:24 PM

sgm, thank you!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:27:19 PM

"What is the point?"


Probably access to the candidate after a successful campaign.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:27:06 PM

"Good late afternoon from Maryland!"

Now you're talking! Welcome.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:44:32 PM

Sheriff NAW!!

Hey, jay! Soft shells are in season aren't they? I have no idea really. I cannot remember after all these years. Good Ride?

Marty, I go nothing on that. PAC Money?
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:40:36 PM

Can anyone explain the rationale for forming a political party which runs no candidates of its own? Here in Connecticut we have the Working Families Party which endorses most Democrats running for various offices (for some offices it endorses nobody), and we have the Independent Party which endorses most Republicans running. The end result is a duplication of virtually all the Democrat candidates, and a corresponding duplication of virtually all the Republican candidates. What is the point?

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 6:01:51 PM

Hey Naw!!!!!

Well alrighty then!@!!
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naw
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 5:57:30 PM

My ballot dropped off 2 weeks ago. We only had a Republican to vote for for sheriff so I wrote myself in! Yeehaw.

I guess horses are out now!

Hey all!!!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 5:47:27 PM

Yo Jay!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 5:37:46 PM

Good late afternoon from Maryland!
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sgm4law
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:06:14 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 10:20:13 AM

I voted by mail last week.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 10:05:29 AM

"Next week, too? Or is that only available in Chicago?"

Hmm, maybe I should try just to "test the system".

No, I read that absentee voting is available at the county courthouse and will be in the vicinity tomorrow, so thought I'd attempt to vote and avoid the short lines on Tuesday evening.

Doesn't really matter at a national level anyway as both races are pretty much locks for Al Franken and Tom Emmer MN-6.

[Edited by: Zimcity at 10/29/2014 10:06:11 AM EST]
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 10:02:55 AM

"I'm planning on voting tomorrow."

Next week, too? Or is that only available in Chicago? ;>)
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:51:37 AM

I'm planning on voting tomorrow.
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:44:19 AM

"usually repubs vote Wednesday. Democrats Tuesday...."

That was the schedule for the last election. Reversed for this one. ;>)

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 10/29/2014 9:44:53 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:39:28 AM

No way. Usually repubs vote Wednesday. Democrats Tuesday....
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:30:54 AM

"I think you got the order wrong."

HMMMMM, you are right.

Republicans vote on Tuesday
Democrats vote on Wednesday
Independents vote on Thursday

There, it is fixed. ;>)
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:20:53 AM

Morning all. Good one, SE, but I think you got the order wrong.
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:19:18 AM

Good morning.

Don't forget the new revised voting rules next week.

Republicans vote on Tuesday
Independents vote on Wednesday
Democrats vote on Thursday

Chicago voters, be courteous. if you wish to vote again, go to the back of the line.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:11:36 AM

Good news tim!

Morning all!
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:52:37 AM

Great news, tim!

Up, at 'em and out!

Have a great day, all!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 6:20:59 AM

Good morning all. Bro-in-law did well with the surgery and is tolerating oral pain meds well. Should be out ofICU this evening.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:24:25 PM

If you try to eat kugelach, you are going to have some busted teeth when you chew.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:14:47 PM

I knew Kugel but not kugelach, until I looked it up. Sounds good.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:40:16 PM

Great news tim! Hope it continues.
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IammeCA
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 1:46:17 PM

"Having rugelach for breakfast"

Yumm. We only ever got them at Christmas time.

[Edited by: IammeCA at 10/28/2014 1:46:45 PM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 1:40:52 PM

Praise the Lord! Wonderful news!
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 1:33:26 PM

tim, that sounds great! I hope the best for him. Both my brothers had similar ops and recovered nicely several years ago.
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teacher_tim
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 1:22:00 PM

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. He's out of surgery and in the ICU for recovery now. Looks like it was a success.

He'll be in the ICU for a couple days and in the hospital for aweek or so.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:17:12 AM

"Having rugelach for breakfast"

Lucky you. When I was a kid rugelach was reserved for desert, IF one ate his peas.

I think I will go to Shapiro's this weekend and buy a dozen.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:08:14 AM

Having rugelach for breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:00:08 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:53:52 AM

tim, wishing the best for your brother-in-law.
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:17:26 AM

Good morning.

Prayers for tim's brother-in-law, and for the surgeons.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:01:21 AM

Tim, the operation and your family are in my prayers...
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:57:24 AM

Hoping for the best possible outcome, Tim....
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:49:07 AM

Good Thoughts your way, tim.

Good Morning!

Tru, your right, sometimes big is too much. Lie that big piece of Red Velvet cake I had last night....

[Edited by: btc1 at 10/28/2014 7:49:51 AM EST]
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