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    Yes, yes I am! :)

    Yes, yes I am! :)
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    Yeah, no thanks. I'm terrified of sharks. Thank...

    Yeah, no thanks. I'm terrified of sharks. Thank you, Grandma for bringing me to see "Jaws" when I was 10.
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    Yeah, the largeness makes a difference. My law...

    Yeah, the largeness makes a difference. My law partner was that way. He was just about 6'1, but a large man with a large presence. I remember watching him in Court one day and something was "off"....
  4. My thought as well.

    My thought as well.
  5. Thread: Lent 2020

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    Lent 2020

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    REFLECTION
    Ash Wednesday

    Did you know that the ashes that you are receiving on your foreheads today come from the burnt palms that we used on Palm Sunday? I...
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    I'm surprised that Sanders is that tall. He...

    I'm surprised that Sanders is that tall. He always seems on the shorter (not short, but not tall) side to me.
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    Yeah. In fairness, my college was pretty bad...

    Yeah. In fairness, my college was pretty bad when it came to alcohol. As in horrifyingly bad. There wasn't much to the town and not much to do other than, well, drink. I'm still shocked that I know...
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    11??? Honestly, I don't think I've had 11...

    11???

    Honestly, I don't think I've had 11 beers over the course of the past 3 years!

    But I am old and I'm practically a teetotaler these days...except for my trips to my alma mater. Something...
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    It was tradition at my college to do the number...

    It was tradition at my college to do the number of shots of your birthday...especially on your 21st. Tequila was involved for mine. For occasions like this, I'm a prepper. Knowing that I would bow...
  10. Thread: Weinstein

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    Why wouldn't you call them?

    Why wouldn't you call them?
  11. Thread: Weinstein

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    Did you call the police?

    Did you call the police?
  12. Thread: Weinstein

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    Can you link to the article please so I can read...

    Can you link to the article please so I can read in context? There were different charges beyond rape and I'd like to try to match the allegations to the convictions.
  13. Thread: Weinstein

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    Let me ask you something, Mark. If someone...

    Let me ask you something, Mark. If someone bigger than you sucker punched you and then called you a worthless piece of shit, what would you do?
  14. Thread: Weinstein

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    You mean like that?

    You mean like that?
  15. Thread: Weinstein

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    Did you hear the testimony or read it? Not the...

    Did you hear the testimony or read it? Not the general allegations, the ones testified to at the trial.
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    I spoke to a couple of people about this this...

    I spoke to a couple of people about this this weekend. Apparently some good work is being done in terms of trying to develop a vaccine, but that is still 12-18 months off. When I asked a direct...
  17. https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/clockwork-metal-co...

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/clockwork-metal-collage-gears-isolated-white-background-62467998.jpg
  18. Again, is he the one who put this issue out on...

    Again, is he the one who put this issue out on the campaign trail? I'll be honest, when I saw the headline, I thought exactly what you thought. Then I read the article. I don't like the guy. At...
  19. Perhaps people could stop calling him a racist...

    Perhaps people could stop calling him a racist murderer while on the campaign trail.
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    Who here called him their personal hero? I have...

    Who here called him their personal hero? I have very few heroes, and most of them are dead.
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    I never said it was heroic. But I also don't...

    I never said it was heroic. But I also don't feel the need to belittle the man. LM does. It's a pattern. The man is black.
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    Manual labor is always hard work. Sure, doing...

    Manual labor is always hard work. Sure, doing the job once while at home doesn't seem like much. Doing it for 8 hours or 12 hours a day is altogether different. But again, focusing on that part of...
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    Why do you look your nose down at working people?...

    Why do you look your nose down at working people? Why is everything an opportunity for you to criticize? Do you not understand the historical moment that this article highlighted? Or are you just...
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    You are a negative nasty racist piece of garbage....

    You are a negative nasty racist piece of garbage.

    Just sayin'
  25. I just saw a recent picture of him. His hair is...

    I just saw a recent picture of him. His hair is almost completely white. So strange to see.
  26. I thought this was interesting. It reminded me...

    I thought this was interesting. It reminded me of me and my grandfather. He was a blue dog Democrat. We argued a lot about politics. And we always ended it with a laugh. We enjoyed the argument...
  27. Chrissie Hynde pens kind letter to Trump, reveals she allowed Rush Limbaugh to use her song

    Chrissie Hynde pens kind letter to Trump, reveals she allowed Rush Limbaugh to use her song
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    The Man behind the Counter

    The Man Behind the Counter

    In an iconic photo from 60 years ago, four young African American men sit at a Woolworth’s lunch counter and stare resolutely back at the photographer behind them....
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    Tried 2 new things this weekend with the IP. ...

    Tried 2 new things this weekend with the IP. Nothing fancy or earth shattering, but delicious. First, oatmeal. Steel cut oats with 2 chopped apples and the usual spices...cinnamon, pumpkin pie...
  30. I don't know where the country is on that. I...

    I don't know where the country is on that. I know where I am. It doesn't matter to me. I won't vote for someone to be president because they're gay, and I won't withhold my vote from them because...
  31. My sister ended up with MRSA last year while in...

    My sister ended up with MRSA last year while in the hospital. The good thing was that she got private rooms for her entire hospital stay and rehab stay because of it.
  32. Penn State tuition has doubled in today's real...

    Penn State tuition has doubled in today's real dollars.


    https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2015/07/penn_state_tuition.html
  33. You can be proud. You've lost your last friend...

    You can be proud. You've lost your last friend here. Philly out.
  34. Ok. I tried. I should know better.

    Ok. I tried. I should know better.
  35. Yes. But it's like revolting after you've paid...

    Yes. But it's like revolting after you've paid the ridiculous ticket price of 80k for the Mercedes by not paying the car payments. A more effective "revolt" is to not buy the car.

    College can...
  36. In state, but private, so residency matter when...

    In state, but private, so residency matter when it comes to tuition price; there's no "in state" tuition subsidy.
  37. For my alma mater...it was $30k, all in (tuition,...

    For my alma mater...it was $30k, all in (tuition, room and board, not including books, and other extras) for the full 4 years. Now, ticket price is about $240k for those same 4 years, although the...
  38. Funny...the only time I veered slightly from my...

    Funny...the only time I veered slightly from my determined path of heading to law school was when I considered, for a minute, getting my doctorate in Philosophy. I stopped at the Bachelor's Degree. ...
  39. That race could get interesting.

    That race could get interesting.
  40. Benzodiapenes are very dangerous. They're very...

    Benzodiapenes are very dangerous. They're very addicting.
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    I don't think the point of the law is to prohibit...

    I don't think the point of the law is to prohibit destruction of copies of government documents. That charge by some on the internet seems ridiculous. Lack of decorum? Sure. For whatever it's...
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    And rules.

    And rules.
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    You reveal yourself by your accusations.

    You reveal yourself by your accusations.
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    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sotu ...

    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sotu

    "Fired Up. Ready to Go."

    Definitely better than "USA, USA".
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    End of an era.

    End of an era.
  46. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    So it's not relevant to a discussion you're...

    So it's not relevant to a discussion you're having with me. Okay.
  47. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    I don't think we are. But I also don't think his...

    I don't think we are. But I also don't think his manners are flawless, or beautiful or perfect and that was what I was responding to.
  48. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Relevant to a discussion you're having with me,...

    Relevant to a discussion you're having with me, or the imaginary "Trump cultists" you like to talk at here?
  49. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    How is that relevant to what I said?

    How is that relevant to what I said?
  50. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Perhaps it's unclear how much time Mr. Limbaugh...

    Perhaps it's unclear how much time Mr. Limbaugh has to be able to attend and accept such an honor.
  51. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    While I appreciate the similarity between you...

    While I appreciate the similarity between you going to a college event and a transfer of power from one presidential administration to another, I don't think that moment was quite the same. I doubt...
  52. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Her mouth issues weren't as prevalent this year...

    Her mouth issues weren't as prevalent this year as last year, but she really should view some tapes of prior House Speakers and how they acted during the SOTU speech by the opposition. Putting aside...
  53. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    I remember particularly when he left Melania at...

    I remember particularly when he left Melania at the car when he greeted the Obama's on his first day. He doesn't have "beautiful manners" when it comes to his wife.
  54. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Trump does not have "beautiful manners".

    Trump does not have "beautiful manners".
  55. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Of course not. It will eat you from the...

    Of course not.



    It will eat you from the inside out.



    The wide net you cast shows an inability for discernment. That is unfortunate.
  56. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Was Pelosi boorish with her introduction? Would...

    Was Pelosi boorish with her introduction? Would you expect him to shake the hand of someone who led the proceedings to lose his job? I realize the need for you to call anyone that doesn't bow to...
  57. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    This Michigan governor seems nice. She'll never...

    This Michigan governor seems nice. She'll never make it on the national stage. She'll get eaten alive.
  58. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Yeah. That one and this one on the soldier that...

    Yeah. That one and this one on the soldier that died, and his wife and son there, are making me really sad.
  59. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    what were the women yelling?

    what were the women yelling?
  60. Understood. I don't particularly care for public...

    Understood. I don't particularly care for public displays of affection, but even I can deal with a short peck between spouses. Al Gore was over the top. But I haven't seen anything over the top...
  61. With the exception of Al Gore, I don't consider...

    With the exception of Al Gore, I don't consider most of the candidates who bring their spouse on stage and give the other a kiss in public to have their "tongues down their [spouse's] mouth. Perhaps...
  62. I have cable. I have never seen what you've...

    I have cable. I have never seen what you've described, but yes, I'm aware of him being gay. Just as I'm aware that Joe Biden has a wife, Bernie has a wife and Donald Trump has a wife. I am not...
  63. I didn't think there was anything painful about...

    I didn't think there was anything painful about it, but sorry. You wanted to smear Iowans. We can smear Iowans. We can smear Democrats. Have at it, centerist.

    But I don't know how the caucuses...
  64. Are the Republican and Democratic caucuses held...

    Are the Republican and Democratic caucuses held in the same arenas? In other words, is it like a primary state where everyone goes to the same polling place on primary day, or due to the nature of a...
  65. These are all Democrats, yes?

    These are all Democrats, yes?
  66. I disagree with the title, as I don't think the...

    I disagree with the title, as I don't think the voter "freaked out", but she was certainly surprised. I give the worker (I don't know if she's a Pete worker or a general precinct worker...I would...
  67. Watch: Iowa Voter Freaks Out on Buttigieg Precinct Capt. After Finding Out Mayor Pete is Gay

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/watch-iowa-voter-freaks-out-on-buttigieg-precinct-capt-after-finding-out-mayor-pete-is-gay/
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    I find the idea of a caucus a little bit bizarre....

    I find the idea of a caucus a little bit bizarre. But, Pennsylvania is not a caucus state, I'm not a Quaker, and and I tend to like straight up or down votes. Probably why I like being a lawyer and...
  69. Thread: Super Bowl!

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    I continued to watch the SuperBowl in large part...

    I continued to watch the SuperBowl in large part on Sunday to see the commercials. I was not blown away by them. Maybe I'm just old now and not as subject to really having a huge emotional reaction...
  70. Thanks. I was clicking the links above the state...

    Thanks. I was clicking the links above the state links, and I couldn't figure out how they were listed.
  71. I think we're not communicating here. The wiki...

    I think we're not communicating here. The wiki link showed census population in 2010 of around 66000, with an estimate for 2018 of 91000. The estimate is by virtue of some kind of formula (I lost...
  72. The wiki link that you linked to merely said an...

    The wiki link that you linked to merely said an estimate of 90,180. The footnote that accompanied that estimate was to an article where I couldn't find any mention of Dallas, Iowa, but I may have...
  73. Can you show me where the count for Dallas...

    Can you show me where the count for Dallas County, Iowa is?
  74. Thread: Tweets

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    Interesting that he knew her politics. I can't...

    Interesting that he knew her politics. I can't say that I knew the politics of any of my high school or elementary school teachers. It simply did not come up.
  75. Thread: Super Bowl!

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    Lil Nas X From Wikipedia, the free...

    Lil Nas X From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jump to navigation Jump to search Not to be confused with Nas.


    Lil Nas X


    ...
  76. Thread: Super Bowl!

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    Yeah, way too soft porn, in my opinion. And I...

    Yeah, way too soft porn, in my opinion. And I kept thinking that J-lo is too talented for this. Perhaps I really am a prude.
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    Just saw this today. Pretty cool.

    Just saw this today. Pretty cool.
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    It's an interesting issue when looked at it from...

    It's an interesting issue when looked at it from both sides of the equation. Currently, I have a temporary residence outside of my regular residence. The temporary residence is occasioned by the...
  79. I have never seen either one of them from...

    I have never seen either one of them from beginning to end, but have seen large parts of each. They were frequently played on the weekends and my mother never missed a chance to watch them, so I...
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    Chess is for really smart people. I've...

    Chess is for really smart people. I've assiduously avoided it for obvious reasons. Good luck!
  81. The Deer Hunter.

    The Deer Hunter.
  82. Stepmom. Guaranteed to clear my sinuses.

    Stepmom. Guaranteed to clear my sinuses.
  83. I'm not insisting on any particular terminology. ...

    I'm not insisting on any particular terminology. I'm asking you to be precise with the language. You are the one that stated that Catholics are "known" for having "lots" of kids. I asked you to...
  84. The Church has always been in favor of "family...

    The Church has always been in favor of "family planning". Is that what you're talking about when you say "birth control"?
  85. The expiration of the visa is not an unknown...

    The expiration of the visa is not an unknown event, thereby "suddenly" making them here illegally. When the Visa is granted, the expiration date is clearly listed. Calendars come in all languages. ...
  86. Norm brought up the religion of the illegal...

    Norm brought up the religion of the illegal immigrants, not Michele. How you can be offended by Michele asking Norm at what point in the ICE interview the question of their adhesion to specific...
  87. Thread: Tweets

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    Find another nit...

    Find another nit...
  88. Thread: Tweets

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    In fairness, she's also practicing faith based...

    In fairness, she's also practicing faith based climate change...commanding that the strange winds against the Church stop...
  89. Okay. I'll go with 2.

    Okay. I'll go with 2.
  90. 20 babies per 12 million people? That seems...

    20 babies per 12 million people? That seems awfully low for a given number of "lots". As in "Catholics are known for having lots of kids". What is lots? Do they have a dozen or so? If you're...
  91. I understand the stereotype. How many is "lots"?

    I understand the stereotype. How many is "lots"?
  92. How is their faith or religion relevant to the...

    How is their faith or religion relevant to the discussion that was being had?
  93. Are you saying that the Catholic churches only...

    Are you saying that the Catholic churches only care about immigrants that attend their masses?
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    Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle. It's...

    Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle. It's really good.
  95. They should charge the fee regardless. My sister...

    They should charge the fee regardless. My sister would need someone to travel with her. I'm a person. I take up a seat. I would pay my flight cost. Even if I am her guide person.
  96. Contrary to your personal bias, conservatives...

    Contrary to your personal bias, conservatives have not fought to have urine in our drinking water. They have, however, fought to value people over the red gargantuan dung beetle.
  97. I agree a federal agency is necessary for a...

    I agree a federal agency is necessary for a country such as ours to create minimum standards. I believe the governmental agencies in many cases have overrun the asylum. I don't want there to be no...
  98. While I do believe there are legitimate...

    While I do believe there are legitimate "depression " or "anxiety" dogs and even cats, I think it has been the subject of much abuse. I know people thst have claimed need of a cat in order to get a...
  99. Father Greg Boyle: I thought I could “save” gang members. I was wrong.

    https://www.americamagazine.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_voice_small_sc_75x75/public/profile_photo/boyle.png?itok=G3eOsB6Y
    Greg Boyle, S.J.March 28, 2017







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  100. Is there someone that said Trump was a father...

    Is there someone that said Trump was a father figure?
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