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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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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:11:36 PM



btc, "I am confused. Are we a bunch of genuflects or not?"

???????????????????????????

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btc1
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:03:58 PM

I am confused. Are we a bunch of genuflects or not?
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:00:45 PM

If you engage a +troll+ because he/she occasionally posts something with which you agree, you may be a "knee-jerk".
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:57:56 PM

"When given the chance of crucifying a murderer or Jesus who did the Jews decide to let walk?"

Pilot was the governor. He decided who lived and who died.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:43:55 PM

Good Friday is a National holiday here in Canada.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:01:00 PM

"It was Pilot who crucified Christ. Only the Romans had authority to administer the death penalty."

Yes he did, but who sent him to the Romans? When given the chance of crucifying a murderer or Jesus who did the Jews decide to let walk?
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 4:18:35 PM

"I usually send them a message thanking them for what the Jews did to Jesus."

It was Pilot who crucified Christ. Only the Romans had authority to administer the death penalty.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 4:05:19 PM

It is Easter weekend and probably will not get a chance to say Happy Easter to those of you that do celebrate. If you don't, I hope you just have a great weekend and buy some chocolate anyway...it does make you feel good!

BTW, I have some fun with two of my best friends on Good Friday. I usually send them a message thanking them for what the Jews did to Jesus. It is all in good fun....they usually respond in kind with a "screw you" (or worse).

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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:13:17 AM



Good morning everyone.

Still a lot of the 18 inches of snow left here!

I agree SE3.5 and AFSNCO. ["I can't believe he is even ALLOWED to speak here!"]

Have a GREAT Good Friday!



[Edited by: AnotherOne at 4/18/2014 11:14:43 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:02:18 AM

AFSNCO said: <<sgm, and that never happens for a liberal to a conservative? I have always argued on these boards that those types of conversations are a two-way street.>>

and

se3.5 said:<<AND vice versa.

Is one of us being a "knee-jerk"? <<rimshot>>>>>

Relax, you two. I was speaking for myself. Just myself. Not responding in a policy-type way, how does this affect everyone. Take it easy.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:54:56 AM

Rainy day here in Alabama reb....so take your beautiful weather and....enjoy it. :-)
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:52:22 AM

Morning all!
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:47:40 AM

Morning all....

"knee-jerk".... that sounds painful....

Beautiful day, got the day off... :-), slept in until 5:30 and dropped off my bride at train station and did the 2 top items on my honey do list... in between taking care of some customers that for some reason are working and think they need help on my day off... Have a safe day in the politics sections, those of you that camp out here...
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:46:59 AM

sgm, and that never happens for a liberal to a conservative? I have always argued on these boards that those types of conversations are a two-way street.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:05:49 AM

"What's hard for me is when someone who is conservative assumes that whichever liberal they are talking to is going to respond in knee-jerk fashion."

AND vice versa.

Is one of us being a "knee-jerk"? <<rimshot>>

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 4/18/2014 9:06:56 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:00:59 AM

Good morning, everyone.

What's hard for me is when someone who is conservative assumes that whichever liberal they are talking to is going to respond in knee-jerk fashion.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:28:52 AM

Good morning all you 1's and 2's, whether you were always 1's and 2's or if you were once 3's and 4's or even the pesky 5.

And great observation SE3.5.

Totally agree.

I think you got right to the core of it.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:11:13 AM

Good morning all. Mowed the lawn yesterday. Must have been something in the air, because my eyes swelled up so bad I could hardly see. Much better today.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:25:01 PM

I think MOST of us who have stayed around here for awhile fall into 1 or 2. A few of us are are someplace in between. There are some of us who are dyed in the wool for their side, but then there are more who aren't totall "black or white", for lack of a better way of saying it.

SE3.5 - i also had trouble logging onto the website yesterday. I typed in what I knew to be my p/w, and it simply wouldn't log in. The mobile app worked fine for gas prices.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:47:34 PM

"There appears to be five types of posters in the GasBuddy political forums:
1) Thoughtful liberals,
2) Thoughtful conservatives,
3) Knee-jerk liberals,
4) Knee-jerk conservatives,
5) Trolls.

I enjoy the interaction and banter among 1) and 2).

I get really annoyed when 1) and 2) get lumped in with 3), 4), & 5) by use of the words cons and libs. If you don't have the decency to use the word "some" when you are making accusations, you are probably in category 3), 4), or 5) yourself."



SE, that's one of the best posts I've seen around these here parts in a long, long time.

Bless you, Brother!

[Edited by: RNorm at 4/17/2014 2:47:56 PM EST]
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:27:15 PM

"There appears to be five types of posters in the GasBuddy political forums:
1) Thoughtful liberals,
2) Thoughtful conservatives,
3) Knee-jerk liberals,
4) Knee-jerk conservatives,
5) Trolls.

I enjoy the interaction and banter among 1) and 2).

I get really annoyed when 1) and 2) get lumped in with 3), 4), & 5) by use of the words cons and libs. If you don't have the decency to use the word "some" when you are making accusations, you are probably in category 3), 4), or 5) yourself."

Well stated, SE3.5! Although, I would add the caveat that 1)'s and 2)'s occasionally wander over to 3) and 4) land. Been guilty of that myself, usually after provocation. Have noticed that the 5)'s tend to leave after a bit, unless they're also masochistic. Fortunately, almost every poster here ends up in 1) and 2) land occasionally, with some earning frequent flier miles at a much faster rate than others, lol.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:04:32 AM

Cactus and roses all blooming - had to mow the grass again yesterday. Life is tough aint it.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:59:09 AM

Good morning, everyone. Another day without snow. Yay!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:58:12 AM

Morning all!
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:15:23 AM

Good morning GB political posters! Cool morning in the south but supposed to warm up. I held off planting my garden and glad I did but will get it done the next few days. Luckily never got below freezing so all my tiny peaches, plums, apples, and pears are still on the trees!
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:03:48 AM

Cliff: "Mini, One of my venders had a building on the river. We would arrive around noon and didn't leave until around 10 pm."

That's the very best way to watch them. :-D

"I returned late from one of my yearly Oklahoma fishing trip one year so we just sat on our back deck at home in Fisherville. We could hear them way out there.
(We could also hear the tanks firing at Fort Knox if there was an east wind.)"

I didn't know you lived here. Do you still have the place in Fisherville? I like it out there. How long were you in Kentucky?

(Every once in awhile we can hear Fort Knox from here, but that is rare. But I have heard booms, and sometimes later on the news would be a report about it.)

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Yeah, btc, I heard the BA's were back this year.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:51:55 AM

There appears to be five types of posters in the GasBuddy political forums:
1) Thoughtful liberals,
2) Thoughtful conservatives,
3) Knee-jerk liberals,
4) Knee-jerk conservatives,
5) Trolls.

I enjoy the interaction and banter among 1) and 2).

I get really annoyed when 1) and 2) get lumped in with 3), 4), & 5) by use of the words cons and libs. If you don't have the decency to use the word "some" when you are making accusations, you are probably in category 3), 4), or 5) yourself.
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:33:35 AM



Good Morning everyone!

Storm total?

15 to 18 inches of snow yesterday!

Pull your truck up and take as much as you want.

It is FREE!

;-)

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:29:44 AM

Good Morning. Happy over the hump day to all of you who are working hard to pay my SS. <<rimshot>>
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:10:29 AM

Morning all, wow, we are heading to 60's today, and forecast for Easter Sunday is now 70's here...

looking forward to the warmer weather...

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btc1
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:22:31 AM

mini, I heard from a friend that the Blue Angles had been doing practice runs all week up there! Glad to know they are back in operation!

Good early morning! Raccoons outside trying to climb up the ivy woke me this time! Pesky buggers! Spot lighting them from the bedroom window works usually. Seems to be a frisky pair
that! Go away! Is not working so there came out that 1m lumen light! Harbor Freight is just a mile or so away! I will have to rig photocell operations to do "something" automatically! Bwwaahhaahahahah!

Have a great good morning, everyone!

I75, "I'm not sure why you are concerned about using a debit card at WalMart of Kroger, b. People use them every day, by the thousands. But Kim Komando does agree with you." Good company. It was at the advise of my banker. And I have not had a problem since. You decide.

[Edited by: btc1 at 4/17/2014 2:28:00 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:40:37 PM

Good afternoon. After having been "locked out" for most of the morning, I have made the rounds of most of today's posts in US politics. I am sure many of you have observed what i am about to say, but I have not seen anyone write it. So here goes.

There appears to be five types of posters:
1) Thoughtful liberals,
2) Thoughtful conservatives,
3) Knee-jerk liberals,
4) Knee-jerk conservatives,
5) Trolls.

I enjoy the interaction and banter among 1) and 2). The rest--not so much.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:18:42 PM

Mini, One of my venders had a building on the river.
We would arrive around noon and didn't leave until around 10 pm.

I returned late from one of my yearly Oklahoma fishing trip one year so we just sat on our back deck at home in Fisherville. We could hear them way out there.
(We could also hear the tanks firing at Fort Knox if there was an east wind.)


[Edited by: Cliffisher at 4/16/2014 12:19:11 PM EST]
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:10:40 PM



ministorage, "A1, I thought you were sending that snow down south."

ROTFL

I will send it anywhere you want!

Although, I have to admit that it is absolutely, picture-postcard beautiful outside right now.

Snow hanging in the dark green of the pine trees, a brilliant red cardinal at the bird feeder along with flitting black and white chickadees.

Spectacular.

God IS Good!

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ministorage
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:34:37 AM

A1, I thought you were sending that snow down south.

Seriously, a foot of snow this late reminds me of Easter Sunday here in the early 70s (I think it was '73?).
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:32:57 AM



Speaking of trouble logging on ....

I have had that the last several days. Usually about the same time in the morning.

Seems like about the time that the Regina crew comes to work that everything slows down to a crawl.

Have wondered if they are working on the site when they come in and consequently they slow everything down to a crawl for a while.
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Cliffisher, "Mini, did you go to the river for Thunder over Louisville this year?"

No, but TOL (the kickoff to the KY Derby Festival) is certainly worth seeing in-person - just once :-D. 800,000 people all jammed onto the waterfront isn't my idea of fun (the little kiddies love it though). After the finale, the traffic jams last for hours.

10 miles out, we can hear the booms from the jets going on all day (occasionally they'll pass overhead), and for the finale it sounds like war going on with the sky lighting up on the western horizon. Sweetie Pie, my recently-deceased Boston Terrier, shivered in fear on Thunder Day each year (she was afraid of thunder storms also).

Thanks for asking.

[Edited by: ministorage at 4/16/2014 11:32:13 AM EST]
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:29:19 AM



Good winter morning everyone!

Heavy snow here right now and continuing through tomorrow morning.

Predictions all over the place. They were predicting over 14 inches for a couple towns close to here. But they may cut that back a little, depending on which track the storm takes.

We will send it your way and share it with you.

;-)

Stay safe.

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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:25:41 AM

Late Morning... Was able to access fine at 5:00ish Central daylight... not so much after 6:30 though...

Saw that link on the Heartbleed from Mashable last week (emailed to me from someone at work).

Have heard it's not as serious as we had 1st thought since we have other levels of security... Always a good idea to change passwords...

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:01:34 AM

Good morning.

"Trouble logging in here today?"

O yeah. I have been trying intermittently for 3 hours.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:59:50 AM

Morning all!
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 9:54:35 AM

See you all soon. It looks like the regular site is starting to boot up.
"Connecting" it says.......
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 8:33:31 AM

What about passwords to websites that I registered for but haven't been to in years?

Trouble logging in here today?

How can the website be inaccessible at the time of day that most people post their prices?

I'm not sure why you are concerned about using a debit card at WalMart of Kroger, b. People use them every day, by the thousands. But Kim Komando does agree with you.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:53:16 AM

Morning all. Thanks for the PW alert, Elia.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:05:47 AM

Elia 1, speaking of bugs, a few years ago, I was advised by my banker not to use my debit at WalMart nor Kroger's. I had had to change my card a few times over some questionable charges. When the bank called me about renting a room in Omaha as a lady Dr. I lost it! That is when the banker told me I should not use it there and I have not since. Neither have I had a problem with it since.

And they thought that Target was a problem at Christmas! Walmart and Kroger's all year long!

Have a great day!
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Elia_1
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:52:09 PM

It was a tad too snowy & cloudy here to see the "blood moon" eclipse last night so I was grateful to see the cool astrophotography images floating around the cybersphere today. :)

Speaking of the cybersphere, my good buddy DellDude2 posted some very relevant & helpful links on that "Heartbleed Bug" topic in the news forum last night. If you haven't read it yet, this one is definitely worth a quick skim (just-in-case):

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Anyhow, mates! Have a good evening & a great week every buddy! :)
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:34:11 PM

Mini, did you go to the river for Thunder over Louisville this year?
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:22:08 AM

That was funny! Thanks, AOne
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:16:27 AM



Here is some humor for those of you who have had to suffer through the interminable safety briefing on flight after flight after flight!

ENJOY!

Hilarious SWA Flight attendant

"Here are a few of the highlights from her comedy sketch posted to YouTube Saturday:

“Position your seat belt tight and low against your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra.”
“Everybody gets a door prize in the seatback pocket in front of you — along with dirty diapers, chewing gum wrappers, banana peels and all other gifts you leave for us from time to time — it’s the safety information card.”
In the unlikely event of a water landing, “everyone gets their very own, teenie weenie yellow Southwest bikini.”
“As you know it’s a no-smoking, no-whining, no-complaining flight. It’s a please and thank you, and you are such a good looking flight attendant flight.”
“If you’re traveling with small children … we’re sorry.”
“Basically, just do what we say and nobody gets hurt.”"


[Edited by: AnotherOne at 4/15/2014 11:21:51 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:58:24 AM

"Just staring off into the distance over the ocean usually does the trick for me."

tt, does for me as well.

Norm, not aware of a fire in my area. Then again, the fog is as thick as pea soup. Can barely see down the street.

Have a good day all!
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