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    Re: State of the Union

    Nothing to do with whether or not she's good looking. It's the scowl that's the issue. I rate people's mostly on their smile. A very plain person can be transformed by a good smile. Similarly, an...
  2. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    You're implying it occasionally rains in the UK?

    Lucas is fine, as long as you carry a spare set of points, a condenser, & a coil in the glovebox. What else would it be for? Oh right - some...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    Not in this case. Have there been others - sure,
  4. Thread: Old Folks Rule!

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    Re: Old Folks Rule!

    Since this is a Bonnie thread, I have to tell a story.

    In the 70's I worked as a bartender in Burlington VT at a place that had really good music - local & medium level - medium like Leon Russel,...
  5. Thread: Old Folks Rule!

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    Re: Old Folks Rule!

    Susan & Derek (Tedeschi, Trucks respectively) are a wonderful story. Not only are both amazing musicians, their marriage & later band formation has produced some wonderful music. Also, they live...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    Drift away! The thread started officially gives you permission. Book stores are a wonderful thing & we all need to support them. Libraries too.

    To drift in a different direction, the Dade...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    We add The Atlantic & Vanity Fair to your list. That being said, the New Yorker is (& has been for a long time) an impressive magazine. How could the mag where Charles Addams got his start be bad? ...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    OK Alan - make excuses for the gov't running our lives. As a Rep, you're supposed to be against that, but it seems that's no longer true. Oh wait - it's OK when you're telling others what to do,...
  9. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    Watched Sea Beast with the grandkids a few days ago. I was amazed by realism & it was definitely a fun flick.
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    Read the 2 paragraphs I quoted. The New Yorker checks the facts & does not print BS.
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    A one page summary would've been even better. I read the whole thing - what a waste of time that was.
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    Gosh - ya think someone might've already done that? Problem is they might say something about slavery or racism & traumatize poor little Johnny White Boy. Better that he never learns about either...
  13. Re: I actually agree with Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

    As Keith said (& I did on another thread) - she nailed it. Only problem is that she's confused about which is which.
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    Re: credit cards rates that should be criminal

    How so? All interest rates? My current mortgage has a rate that is 1/5 of what my mortgage was in the 80's. Even if I were to get a mortgage today it's be 1/3.
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    Re: Margarita Witch Cult

    I think I've heard of them.
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    Re: Margarita Witch Cult

    The wonderful thing about music is that there's something for everyone. If it were all the same it'd be boring as hell.
  17. Thread: a sotu first

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    Re: a sotu first

    People have learned to not watch & wait to get the distillation?

    The Reps acted like the selfish, immature boors they are, Biden owned them on SS & Medicare, then Huckabee Sanders told us what we...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    For sure books are available on the internet. What if the kids don't have internet at home? What if the parents never read & therefore don't encourage the kids to? How many kids have been...
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    The MF 165 is a great tractor. Friends had one that I maintained - they were 'gentleman farmers" - emphasis on the former. Nice cab on yours. Around here (dunno about where Paul is) 165s are not...
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    And if people learned how to drive we'd never have accidents. 1) a dirt drive has to be crowned (higher in the center) to get water to run off & not wash it out 2) Packed down snow (you can't remove...
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So - Sandtown - a question. I presume you won't answer, but I'll give it a shot anyway.

    Suppose someone invaded the US & took over a number of states & started shipping people's kids back to the...
  22. Thread: Old Folks Rule!

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    Re: Old Folks Rule!

    I did in the other thread - definitely a good 'un.
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    That's 'cause you don't have snow.

    I know - details...
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    Tell me you didn't have arms that looked like Popeye's!
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    Obviously, it's now up to parents to get their kids books to read. While parents who will are a good thing, there will be many who won't & a bunch of indoctrinated little Reps who don't know about...
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    Re: Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    And that bill was also disgusting. I realize YMMV.
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    Those who have not lived in a northern rural location may not understand - but if you have some property, a tractor is an extremely useful tool. Can you plow snow with a truck/suv? Sure - but it...
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    Some Florida Schools Are Removing All Books

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-south/why-some-florida-schools-are-removing-books-from-their-libraries

    The title should be (but may not show as): "Some Florida Schools Are Removing...
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    Not when working in the woods - unless it's a skidder style that will protect you instead of crushing you. They're also a PITA when you're on & off the tractor a lot.

    That being said, a cab is...
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    Question for those who know more than I (which is most people): Why did they use a million dollar missile to shoot it down? Couldn't something in the Air Force fleet have gotten close enough to use...
  31. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I get the $ for the GT. Here's a regualar B (rubber bumper though) near you I just noticed on eBay. $7K might be more affordable & it has an aftermarket hardtop:
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  32. Thread: Old Folks Rule!

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    Re: Old Folks Rule!

    Lowell George & Bonnie were a thing for a while.
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    Hmmm... Blow up the western US? That'll help us pay back all the $ we owe China! While I've had people owe me money, I must say, even when ticked off at how late they were in paying it, it never...
  34. Thread: Old Folks Rule!

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    Re: Old Folks Rule!

    Bonnie is great. While the last time I saw her was enough to make me say I won't again (I guess everyone can have an off night, but it was a bit much), I've seen her at least 10 times. The lady can...
  35. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Ouch indeed!
  36. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    I don't think they've improved it. My guess is that the books & original series were popular enough they thought it worth another go.
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    I hadn't heard it - just wonderful & thanks for posting it.
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    I learned the hard way - fence in my case. However an over-running clutch in the pto shaft takes care of that.
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    Quite a nice show & what man hasn't? Cute little video of some of the cast: https://www.facebook.com/masterpiecepbs/videos/726874022174964/

    Sunday night with 60 minutes, Miss Scarlet & the Duke,...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Very good & already stolen.
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    I didn't - but where does he go now? Does the doghouse have heat?
  42. Thread: chatgpt

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    Re: chatgpt

    And if it hadn't said that people would be all over the interwebs saying Chatgpt says it's OK to say it.

    Ask a stupid question & guess what you're likely to get?
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    On this side it's be a 2/8/9N Ford. Drawback to them is no live PTO. Great little haul stuff around or sickle bar mow tractor though.
  44. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Bummer on the A3. Might be just a head gasket?

    Just to assist (or that enable?):

    https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1667534/1966-mg-mgb-gt-for-sale-in-waalwijk-noord-brabant-5145-na

    It...
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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    Not a lot on C/L in your area. However, I did find these possibilities:

    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/grd/d/ceresco-custom-one-of-kind-tractors/7578607307.html
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    Marco Rubio telling fibs? Say it ain't so!
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    Re: But it's not a cult

    The issue is with the Daily Kos article - not so much with folks here.
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    Re: But it's not a cult

    The links you gave are paywalled - but you are right on no trump stuff in the pic.

    If this is being spun as "trump-based" when it wasn't - that's a problem.
  49. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Thanks - I wasn't aware of this. Article here for more info:

    https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/ohio-couple-used-homeschooling-spread-nazi-ideaoly-rcna68406
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Thank you (& your wife/SO) for letting us know!

    Get over this infection soon - please.
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