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    05-20-2018, 08:16 PM
    So when are you and Rowan going to show up in the Great Lakes? I'll be on the water for most of July... Tom
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    05-20-2018, 02:18 PM
    In Wisconsin, there are signs that it may not be a fantasy: April 3's SOURCE If it's not a liberal fantasy, what is it? Maybe a Republican...
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    05-20-2018, 01:58 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    There's a petition online to ask Barnes & Noble to stop selling gun magazines to kids. You can sign it HERE if you're interested. Sounds like the...
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    05-19-2018, 06:37 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread In a Few Weeks in The Bilge
    I might agree with you if those things were actually happening. That's the difference. Tom
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    05-19-2018, 06:33 PM
    Nonsense. Here are some teachings of Christ--his most important, I'd argue--that can be accepted without any accompanying religious beliefs:
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    05-19-2018, 06:02 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread In a Few Weeks in The Bilge
    No, it's worse than that. Voters EVERYWHERE in the U.S. care deeply. For example, I care, and I am a resident of a semi-rural community in a state...
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    05-19-2018, 05:53 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    CW, thanks for the clarification. I agree with everything in your last post, and again, I'm sorry that I came across as attacking you or your...
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    05-19-2018, 04:32 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    CW, I'm sorry if my comments offended you; that wasn't my intention, so if I came off as attacking you, I apologize. It's a topic I feel quite...
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    05-19-2018, 03:12 PM
    You may be right, OR. I haven't seen enough either way to know Brian W's stance toward all this. On the other hand, I do know he can be a pretty...
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    05-19-2018, 03:08 PM
    Good thing the participants in the scuffle had guns. That made everyone safer. Except for the dead person. And the two others who were hurt. ...
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    05-19-2018, 02:53 PM
    A more charitable interpretation to Brian's comment would be to assume he means that even if we can't stop outside interference entirely (which seems...
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    05-19-2018, 02:46 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    Think a little harder yourself. Fertilizer sales are already regulated--see HERE and HERE and elsewhere on the Internet. Car use is also...
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    05-19-2018, 02:26 PM
    In case it's not obvious, that lets you keep the oarlock tied in even when you remove it from the socket (which is a good way of preventing you from...
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    05-19-2018, 02:11 PM
    Thanks for the comments. Tom McGrath's book Voyages of the Damn Foole was certainly an inspiration (it's a great book, one of my favorites in any...
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    05-19-2018, 06:31 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    That would truly be a waste of time. My reps are Republicans. My time is far better spent trying to get non-Republicans elected. But even so, I...
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    05-19-2018, 05:35 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    Nonsense. I've never owned a gun. I've never sold a gun. It's not on me. It's on the people who made this possible by prioritizing their "sacred"...
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    05-19-2018, 05:25 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Music Jokes in The Bilge
    A few I remember off the top of my head: How many sopranos does it take to change a light bulb? One. She just holds it up and the world...
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    05-19-2018, 12:40 AM
    Well, what do you know--after losing all my photos to the great Photobucket debacle, this thread went dead--but I've just discovered that the photos...
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    05-19-2018, 12:13 AM
    Mine, too! And I haven't logged into Photobucket since the debacle. Nor have I ever had a subscription. I think they are realizing how badly they...
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    05-19-2018, 12:06 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Another School Shooting in The Bilge
    They could EASILY be made safe: fewer guns, no civilian assault rifles, universal background checks, and bans on bump stocks and high-capacity...
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    05-18-2018, 02:08 PM
    then he might catch a nice wahoo in his teeth: But somehow that seems unlikely... Tom
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    05-18-2018, 02:03 PM
    Sadly, this appears to be true at both the national and state levels. It's not that there is corruption--there is always some corruption in all...
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    05-18-2018, 02:00 PM
    Ah, an implied ad hominem attack. That adds so much credibility to your argument. Now I'll change my mind and start voting for Republicans. Tom
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    05-18-2018, 03:48 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    This photo's a particular favorite, from THIS TRIP to the North Channel:
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    05-18-2018, 01:06 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Hey, I finally made the small boat thread! That's the Phoenix III my brother built, on THIS TRIP I took to Lake Nipigon a few years back. ...
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    05-18-2018, 12:59 AM
    You don't seem to recognize that the fact that 52% of voters nationwide favor Democratic candidates, and yet only 30% of legislatures and 32% of...
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    05-18-2018, 12:47 AM
    Calling it "voter distribution" doesn't change what it really is. When the party that wins 52% of the popular vote in a national election controls...
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    05-18-2018, 12:28 AM
    I won't be going back after the way they handled things. Why on earth would I? Tom
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    05-17-2018, 11:43 PM
    Republicans control the entire state legislature--both houses (except Nebraska which only has one house, not two)--in 33 states, and half the state...
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    05-17-2018, 11:30 PM
    thanks to Republican successes with partisan gerrymandering And then there's Republican voter suppression laws resulting in things like this:...
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