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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: Mar 30, 2015 5:10:21 PM

I understand most of you don't care about my grandkids, but I like to write about them. Feel free to ignore this post.

The other day dad, me, 11 year old, and six year (k) old were together. Dad and I were discussing the 11 year old moving from 1B to SS on his Little League team. Dad casually mentioned k would be playing t-ball.

k-"no i not."
dad-yes you are."
k-"no i not."
dad-yes you are."
k-"no i not."
dad-yes you are."
k-"You can't make me swing."
silence

Today--dad informs me he got k moved out of t-ball and into a 7 year old "coach pitch" team.
SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:42:12 PM

I'll take the thousand island dressing with my Valvoline Chef Salad, please.

Hold the oil and vinegar, thanks.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:45:42 PM

Closer to about $50.00 I think. Now the Valvoline marketing execs and the VP's, CEO, President ect. stayed at I think it was the Mark?



[Edited by: btc1 at 3/30/2015 12:47:58 PM EST]
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:42:15 PM

"SE, when I was the chef for Valvoline at the track back in the '80's"

Ah the 80's. Don't remember what a room cost back then. $19.95 normal/$29.95 race week?
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:36:30 PM

SE, when I was the chef for Valvoline at the track back in the '80's, I could stay at the track hotel for the first few weeks of May. During race week I had to move across 16th. Never were so expensive. But, the place across the street was not that nice. So yes, I know the track area well. Did that for 5 years straight.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:02:56 PM

"Hotel rates jump 122%!"

Not so bad. I don't remember the size of the price jump for the Super Bowl, but try getting a room during the Indy 500. Kentucky fans don't need a room. You can drive back and forth the same day.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:35:23 AM

Loss of couch life is one thing, but, look at this:

Hotel rates jump 122%!

Now is that a fire sale or what??!!!
btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:17:29 AM

RNorm, we only lost one this past Saturday night. Since last year, our police and fire department are very vigilant. The have spread door hangers in all the streets around campus that have been designated as "emergency evacuation" streets in preparation of expected gatherings. I am still not sure what that means.

One guy, who has a house on the main street of celebration, says will not leave his door unlocked this time for people to enter his home. I presume to relieve themselves. Now, what will happen?
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:14:26 AM

Good morning, everyone.
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:11:42 AM

Morning all!
SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:55:15 AM

And a fine morning to the finest posters of all views!
SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:54:14 AM

"I, with a substantial ignore list..."

"Careful bro, you're starting to sound like that guy who had almost EVERY conservative around here on his ignore list..."

Nah. Not a problem.

I don't put people on ignore for having opposing views. I relish talking about ideas, events, public figures, party philosophy, platforms, the economy, etc. Any view along that line is intriguing.

A line is crossed when it becomes personal; with assumptions and lies about me or others. But that doesn't describe most conservatives. There are still plenty of respectful conservatives to mix it up with.

And guess what? There are liberals on my list too. Anyone who wants to act like all conservatives are idiots I have zero interest in such drivel. Or if they show disrespect for others and get into flame wars? Poof. That's the kind of posting I would rather not see out of either side. So to be fair, liberals are not immune to getting poofed.

The power of poof is truly transformational.

If I talk to you it feather in your cap. Cause homey don't put up with no blap. (The word that first came to mind was replaced out of deference to expressed sensitivities)

A healthy garden takes some weeding.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:16:34 AM

Good morning.

btc, you know I do not condone vitriol in any topic. I try to be both rational and factual in my posts.

I appreciate your concern for Christians who should be in church. I don't think you know the church schedule for anyone posting in these topics. My own church holds services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Next week we will be expanding to Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning.

I would also note that very few people (Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, et al) consistently follow all the teachings of their faith. I am sorry to say, but I am frequently guilty of failing to obey some of Christ's teachings.
RNorm
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:03:03 AM

"It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood."


But are the couches in Kentucky safe?

LOL!
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:01:46 AM

Good Morning!

It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Enjoy it.
RNorm
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:59:58 PM

Well, since Michigan State won, superkid's dad was probably in a celebratory mood...so superkid probably didn't have to unleash his powers today...

LOL, *wink*
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:30:59 PM

A beautiful day in Northern California. Spent a good chunk of it exploring Gold Rush country. Enjoy it wherever you are.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:54:28 PM

Since you mentioned Palm Sunday, SE, I find it interesting that one or another posters here who claim to be faithful and urge others to go to church, find themselves here bashing others when they should be in church, especially on Palm Sunday Morning.

Not anyone in this topic, but, I have read certain comments today in other topics, that I find very unChristian by those who profess a true following of that religion. Specifically a continued attack on Pique Oil in the Indiana Religious Freedom topic.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:49:58 PM

Palm Sunday. Uplifting music, inspirational message, super kid came home from vacation. He showed up at my door to watch the Angry Birds with me, cause daddy was cheering for the "green guys". He went home happy with the score 65-65 (kindergarten bb does not play overtime--they don't even keep score). I imagine daddy probably gave him grief when he got home. {:>)

Oh yeah, thanks for the campaign contributions. I will buy a quart of mint chip IC with them.
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:21:39 AM

SE, the check is in the mail.

Woke up to the sound of gaggling geese. I can learn to like this!

Have a good day all.
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:06:20 AM

Good morning, everyone.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:19:11 AM

Cliff, we will be ready. How about Wisconsin, will they be ready?
Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:04:44 AM

You need to get ready for Wisconsin...
RNorm
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:03:45 AM

"I have not received a single donation from my GasBuddies? Why?"


You didn't get my bitcoins?

LOL, SMH!!!
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:01:41 AM

<<Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:23:33 PM Ignore SE3.5 Report Abuse
SE3.5 announces his presidential bid on GasBuddy.

Born in one of the original 13 states of parents born in one of the original 13 states. US resident for 70 consecutive years. Overly qualified. {:>)

Accepting campaign donations now at se35fauxcampaign@hoax.com.>>

I have not received a single donation from my GasBuddies? Why? {:>)
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:23:29 AM

Good morning. Did you get a little worried last night, btc?

The Hoosier scalpers are setting up shop if you decide to attend. {:>)
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 2:45:08 AM

Whew! is right, RNorm! 38-0 Barely!

We need to get ready for Wisconsin...
RNorm
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:57:57 PM

Amazing game...33 seconds left, Wildcats ball! hold your breath!!!

GREAT Finish! *whew*

Alright BTC and his kats!!!!!

[Edited by: RNorm at 3/28/2015 11:00:40 PM EST]
RNorm
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:47:48 PM

Oh oh...wildcats in a dogfight!

Stay tuned for the 2nd half!
naw
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:27:41 PM

I believe you said it before the first dribble of the basketball season started, btc1, "KENTUCKY"
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:42:16 PM

It sure is Fly. I wouldn't mind living here.
flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:40:00 PM

Auburn is a pretty place aint it Jay.....
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:32:29 PM

Greetings from Auburn, CA!
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:33:32 PM

"it is tax season. I cannot make it"

Fairweather fan?
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:23:18 PM

"I cannot make it, but, my friend the Palestinian UK Madman et. al. will!"

If he gets picked up for DWP (Driving While Palestinian), my firm can help. They have won several cases of DWP.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:18:21 PM

Come on, Your Honor. scalping is legal here too, some what... But, it is tax season. I cannot make it, but, my friend the Palestinian UK Madman et. al. will! He is the biggest fan I have seen around here. He and the rest of his family will be there.

I was just asking about discrimination, but, I am participating in your topic for further comments.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:11:10 PM

Hey btc, will you come to watch the Cats or will you boycott? Scalping is legal here (discrimination?), so lots of tickets will be available, if you have the CASH.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:07:57 PM

"superkid using his powers"

When superkid gets mad, he does this thing with his face his mom calls "the evil eye". It is scary AND funny. It is almost like the Incredible Hulk turning green. Kids twice his age tend to back off.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:07:09 PM

"SE, so it is not discriminative towards gays?"

You should know me by now. Be informed. Read it for yourself. Then tell me how you think it differs from the RFRA passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1993.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 2:58:28 PM

Oh come on Naw. Tell it. You know.

SE, so it is not discriminative towards gays?

[Edited by: btc1 at 3/28/2015 2:59:38 PM EST]
naw
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:48:13 PM

btc1 do I dare ask who is gonna take it all? lol
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:38:24 PM

"SE, I hear Sir Charles wants that Final Four floor yanked up and moved somewhere else, over recent legislation."

I really like Sir Charles, but he frequently shoots off his mouth without knowing the facts. Indiana Law regarding religious freedom reads almost identical to federal law. Does he think the final four should be moved out of the US to Canada?
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:24:20 PM

SE, I hear Sir Charles wants that Final Four floor yanked up and moved somewhere else, over recent legislation....
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:54:33 AM

A nicely toasted garlic bagel and coffee. A fine way to start the day.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:22:11 AM

Oh! That was you, SE? I never argue with my neighbors. I have great quiet neighbors....who were you seeing? It must have been another one, here. ;-)
squirre1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:34:10 AM

PS. I nearly forgot to include one more dedication:
Breakfast Club - Don't You (Forget About Me)

This song just seemed appropriate given the debacle of the day yesterday.

Have a good weekend everyone.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:17:00 AM

"I forgot to tell you how hurt I was that as you flew by on the interstate, that, I did not even get a wave...."

I waved. You were too busy arguing with your neighbor to notice. {;>)
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:12:40 AM

Good morning. I am announcing that the floor has been completed for the Final Four to be held in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
squirre1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:56:27 AM

Good morning everyone.

I will admit I am a tad dismayed by yesterday's events, but am hearing a song:

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

and am wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with peace, love, and fun.
btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:51:02 AM

Good Morning! jay, I really sort of thought Gonzaga did not have it in them either. But at least you made it to the elite 8.

Good Morning!

Have a great weekend.
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:23:13 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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