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    Re: You go Portland!

    I'm at the coast this weekend, for the wooden boat show -

    https://www.portoftoledo.org/wooden-boat-show

    So I won't be their to serve as your surrogate. But it might be a fizzle anyway --
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    Re: The puns around here are getting out of hand.

    It's all well and good to have a bit of frivolity. It'll help Garret forget that he just lost his job. And that it was really unfair.

    Fired from the N. Vermont Calendar Factory, he was... and all...
  3. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    That moment warmed my heart also. Until the switch was flipped, the screaming started, and poor grandpa was outnumbered again <G>

    Had to run to the shop early. Now home doing...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Read a short Robert Hunter thriller while I waited, but now I'm about 1/3 into #2 ('Wise Man's Fears'??). I understand #3 is out, or close to it. I'll look when I'm about finished with #2.
  5. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    It is indeed NRD. I've earmarked some of that Zaya for later. Just finished my day. Got a balky spray gun sorted... I think... and some pre-cat lacquer sprayed. We'll see in the morning how it...
  6. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48536298316_4e9b27b613_b.jpgTalking to Tulsy today, I thought I'd post a foto of the grandkids... peaceful. Just before my sweetie wandered off to walk the dog......
  7. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Well... when one is a beautiful as Carly (or I)... one is naturally inclined to be a bit vain. Perfectly understandable, eh? <G>


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG6fayQBm9w
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    Re: "Grandpa" -- Round 1 & Round 2

    We got the pair of them overnight for the first time Tuesday night. This is what the parents did - just before - to try and wear them out for us --
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  9. Thread: Morning moon

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    Re: Morning moon

    Port Angeles?
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    U.S. capitalism: the legacy of slavery

    In order to understand the brutality of U.S. capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/slavery-capitalism.html


    The 1619 Project...
  11. Thread: Vince Brennan

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    Re: Vince Brennan

    Vince - Those of us in the Survivor's Club know that our tenure here is always subject to revocation without warning. No rhyme, no reason, no avoiding it. And yet some of us just chug along until the...
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    The 'trade war' is already lost?

    Probably from the inception... but here's more --

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/efa165e5-9cdf-3e08-8d90-6ff7b6ce2c29/the-trade-war-is-already.html

    The trade war is already lost, Trump is...
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    Re: Financial Jitters Escalate Quickly

    There are several inter-related factors that shape the size and timing of the expansions and contractions that make up The Business Cycle. Some of the primary influences are outlined here --
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    Financial Jitters Escalate Quickly

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    Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/business/economy/economy-world-trade.html?searchResultPosition=1


    The global economy is...
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    New Hampshire's 'Trumpgret'

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-hampshire-struggle-voters-feeling-040439478.html

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ó When Chad Johansen voted for Donald Trump in 2016, he hoped he was picking someone who...
  16. Curt Schilling candidacy gains endorsement

    In spite of his fringe views - or is that 'because of'? - Trump endorses him --

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-news-live-president-jokes-063700483.html
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    Envisioning The End of Trump I

    Everyone will eventually turn on Trump. Even Steve Doocy.

    https://theweek.com/articles/858707/everyone-eventually-turn-trump-even-steve-doocy-


    t's too soon to say when Donald Trump's...
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    Trump: Joe Walsh apologizes

    Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ĎUnfit Con Maní Trumphttps://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-walsh-apology-trump-support-045651787.html
  19. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    It's way too early to be taking my name in vain!

    Or maybe it's WAY too late? <G>

    Headed for the low 80's here today. Tomorrow I'll be down at the coast (assuming I get all my...
  20. Re: It was simply beautiful out today, so I took my wife boating.

    The ferries in today's Washington system are much larger than the little ones we rode growing up. Here one of the ones that crossed the Columbia - Astoria to Megler - and which I rode a ton growing...
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    Added something to the stable, eh? Where are you keeping one that size? <G>
  22. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Two grandparents. Two grandchildren. They had us VASTLY outnumbered!!!

    I did take a nap after they got collected at noontime. Put me behind for tomorrow, but needed.
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    Re: You go Virginia .....

    Ummmm... 'Keep Henrico Weird'???
  24. Re: State-by-State Presidential Approval Ratings

    You could be right. We, as a nation, just might be that dense. But I'm not sure we'd survive another Trump term. I'm not ruling out this Trump administration being the tipping point in the U.S.'s...
  25. Re: Which religious group would you trust the most?

    Oh... DO be decisive, won't you? Is it maybe... or maybe not???
  26. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Tamales sound delish.

    The gradkids were restless all night - so the adults didn't get enough sleep. Might have to take a nap after the kids pick them up. <yawn>

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  27. Thread: Sick of snipe

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    Re: Sick of snipe

    Since that particular mode of DeWalt has a reputation for minimum snipe... I'd suspect an adjustment issue. If you can't identify the problem on your own... call tech support. Or start with them.
  28. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Must be the moon. Admired it with the 2 year old from the back deck. But neither of them wanted to go to sleep. Just now got everyone settled down. Way past my bedtime!
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Kids will be here any minute. Our first time having both grandkids overnight.

    Wish us luck!!!
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Yeah... I made that claim. But it was a joke. Which I much regret. As I have no desire to be associated with someone as misguided and misinformed as the fellow in question. As far as members of the...
  31. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Oh... ok... you finally broke down and said something nice about me. I'll sent your $10 tomorrow! You resisted so long... I though I was gonna have to raise my offer. <G>
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    Re: Haircut rant...

    I cut my sweetie's hair. Started years ago after she was unhappy with the third stylist in a row. At $20 - 50 a pop... it made sense to try. I'd always done the kids hair. She was ecstatic. One time...
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    Re: Haircut rant...

    Ask your doctor if 'OlPhartium' is right for you.
  34. Thread: Boat ID

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    Re: Boat ID

    Stem's a bit different than the Finnlanders shown. My wild guess would be Thompson.
  35. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ABFJACVrg
  36. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Send him a PM. Tell him to be prepared for a bunch nonsense from Texans, Okies, Oregonians, and a whole mess of others. Tell him about the sasparilla chilling... Just don't tell him too much about...
  37. Re: State-by-State Presidential Approval Ratings

    There is some truth, it seems, to the notion that - in this instance - polls should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Because social acceptance of things like overt racism or misogyny is shrinking......
  38. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    <snort>


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzEBH6DZJVk
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    Re: the orange one does it again

    When we force a reversal - not just by tossing Trump - by of the whole modern-day devolution of the Republican Party into a 'money is our god' ethic.
  40. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Ya danged Tulsmanian Devil... when you gonna learn to spell?

    You spelled 'blessed to be allowed to stay here with' incorrectly!!! <G>
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Tulsy - I sat in a small dab of superglue once. Embarrassing - as I was leading a staff meeting at the shop to discuss the plan for the upcoming week. Maybe 6 or 8 employees. Had to get one of the...
  42. Re: Which religious group would you trust the most?

    A canard. <G>

    My sweetie is a UU minister, so I've known more than a few, and been a member of a few congregations along the way.

    As an aside - my sweetie says I'm probably more of a Druid than...
  43. Re: Which religious group would you trust the most?

    I, too, would find a finer mesh more useful and interesting.
  44. Thread: Donít Call Me

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    Re: Donít Call Me

    Shirley?
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    Re: the orange one does it again

    "When there is an accumulation of money and power into fewerand fewer hands, people with the mentality of gangsters come to thefore. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corruptsabsolutely"...
  46. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Sean - let me get you a coffee... or a sasparilla.

    Another too.danged.hot day here today. Prediction is 87 - 90. <sigh>

    Another version of Sinnerman --

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  47. Re: One thing people should have learned from Mueller's testimony

    Your brush is too broad.
  48. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    This is a different flavor... but still nice --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yMzfplUco
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I've been keeping this one in reserve, for a special day. But it's too good to hold in abeyance. We can still play it on that special day.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3Fx41Jpl4
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Never heard of it. Sounds interesting. Ordered.
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