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June 28th, 2011
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  1. Mildred

    Good night all!

    June 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  2. Truth

    Ok folks, I am out. Enjoy your evenings and we'll caht tomorrow.

    Be well all!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  3. Stat guy

    http://www.kbzk.com/news/montana-ranked-2-in-beer-consumption/

    June 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  4. Mare@To all who offered to help my friend

    Thank you. Sierra and Isiah say THANKS!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  5. Jdizz

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taniGnJwwAQ&w=640&h=390]

    June 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Jdizz

      I'd be surprised if this stays up for more than an hour.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  6. RichardHead

    Well good friends,I have a warehouse in Jacksonville with my name on it waiting on Texas onions and potato"s. Stay safe one and all...Till tomorrow.

    June 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • wendy@rh

      safe travels!!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      See ya then.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Poh-tay-to? Poh-tah-toh?

      June 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        You mean you don't know how to spell potatoe... potato... either?

        June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@Jdizz

        Hey man, how goes it? My nephew just signed up in the Air Force for Security Forces. Any advice for him?

        June 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
    • SeaBee@RH

      Stay safe and make sure WD doesn't get into the onions. That would be bad.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      MMMMMMMMMM, Carl and I love Fried Taters!

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTWQiTlhKQ&w=640&h=390]

      June 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • AleeD@RH

      You be safe, too!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  7. wendy

    alright. i just read an article on CNN.com about spanking and the goings on/effects of in families. the author of the article says at the end that she feels guilty for spanking her kid. i'll tell ya right now... if i have a kid, and they do some of the stuff that i did when i was little, they are DEF going to get a spanking. i got them, and guess what? i respected my parents and didnt do that again that's for sure! i didnt get many, but when i did... whoo! i knew mom and dad were mad at me. i know there's a lot of controversy about it...but there's most certainly a time and a place for spankings...i truly think if kids today had to sit in their 8th grade classroom and listen while billy the bad kid got taken out into the hallway and got spanked by the assistant principal for stealing/fighting/etc... we wouldnt have nearly as much of that kind of stuff happening today. just some food for thought for the afternoon. :)

    June 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • The Witty One@wendy

      Kids need the fear of god put into them. I got in trouble and I only got spanked once. But that ever present fear of my fathers hand kept me in line. From then on I was only bad enough to incur my mom's wrath.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
      • wendy@two

        amen!! my dad's belt ... whew!! only made him take it off once, and that's all it took!! :)

        June 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Mare@Wendy

      I believe it's all in the way the parents deal with the kids. I don't believe any of my nieces or nephews have been spanked (that I know of), but they all know "the look". Even the 2 year old knows it. And it doesn't matter who gives it to them, as soon as an adult gives it to them, they all calm right down.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
      • wendy@mare

        exactly! like two said, the 'fear of god'.... or dad as it were. :) i truly feel it all boils down to respect.

        June 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      As long as you don't spank in anger, make it clear what you are spanking the kid for and how they can correct their behavior, and make sure they know you love them, I don't see why everyone gets up in arms.

      That method worked for generations upon generations for kids. It's only been the last couple that have had problems with it. And we're pretty messed up as generations, I think. There are some pretty awful things we see happen on a daily basis.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
      • wendy@eg

        exactly!! :)

        June 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • AleeD@wendy

      Note: this isn't going to be have anything to do with the dungeon.

      Both of my parents spanked us in anger. Daddy only used his hand – and that was rare. Mom used her hand, the back-side of a hairbrush, a belt and on my little sister (15 at the time) a flyswatter. The term "domestic abuse" wasn't an everyday expression like it is now. It was considered "discipline." Mom was heavy handed. It got to the point that I couldn't talk to her about anything for fear of getting hit. How's that for nurturing mother's love?

      It's hard to say what I would do today to discipline children because I'll never have any. What I do know is I wouldn't hit them in anger like my folks did. I would send them to their room " 'til I decide what to do with you" (I got that expression thrown at me alot when I got older). I've since learned that sending the child to their room has more to do with the parent needing a cooling-off period than a punishment for the kids' misbehavior.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
      • wendy@aleeD

        ooo i dreaded being sent to my room to 'wait til your father comes home'. i couldnt stand the waiting!!! i'm so sorry to hear that about your parents...there's a limit to everything... )))hugs((((

        June 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  8. Mare

    I feel like I'm running a therapy office today. Not only am I trying to help my friend in CA, but a co-worker came up to me and wanted to talk. She set up a meeting with me for 2 hours, and she just wanted to complain and b!tch about not getting a promotion that she was up for.

    I need a drink now! :)

    June 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • wendy@mare

      i have added to my bottom drawer this week.. i now have a 5th of Jack, a small bottle of Crown, and a large bottle of Maker's Mark. which do you prefer? ice is in the Klatch fridge...

      June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
      • The Witty One@wendy

        I'm chipping in a bottle of Finlandia. A big bottle...

        June 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Mare@Wendy

        At this point, I'll take hooch! LOL

        June 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
      • SeaBee@wendy

        I'll take Maker's, please and thank you.

        June 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Well, since you're the therapist today, I have some... issues...

      Should I pull up a couch?

      June 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
      • The Witty One

        Or a sofabed?

        June 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
      • Mare@EG & TWO

        Either is good with me – Just bring them in, turn the light out when you leave. I'll take a nap :)

        June 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Mildred

      I have part of a bottle of Tuaca available too.

      June 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  9. Truth

    Ok all, I have a question of the day that I could use some guidance on...

    I have an eye doctor appointment tonight. I go in every year since I wear contacts and replace them on that schedule. I have been going to the same eye doctor for years and I think she is great.

    Here's the problem: Her husband was just arrested tor suspicion of child molestation. Do I say nothing, or do I bring it up and show her some support? I am strongly leaning toward saying nothing, but I think that wives especially in this situation need to feel the support of those around them.

    Thoughts?

    June 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      IMHO-I would say nothing. If she brings it up then you can talk about it. Your support is shown by going back to her each year.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
      • Truth@RichHead

        That's exactly what I was thinking...If anything, tell her how much I appreciate her professionalism, her attitude and so forth. Has to be rough to go through though.

        June 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • Mare@Truth

      That's a tough one. If you say something, it may upset her, if you don't say something, she may get offended. I guess I wouldn't say anything – unless you are on a 1st name basis with her. No Dr. Smith, or Dr. Sue, but just Sue. Then I'd say you have a relationship that she feels comfortable with, and can talk to you. Otherwise, if it's just a professional relationship, I wouldn't say anything.

      Good luck!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      I would not ask her directly in case she is embarassed or sensitive to the subject. However, if you ask her how her life has been recently and she chooses to share some of it, then you could mention that you heard about it and you sympathize with her. You might offer something going on in your life to ease into the subject.

      But I would definitely let her bring it up. That seems like it would be a really touchy subject.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • MT Miner

      Think I would just go with the flow of whatever the conversation may be. I am betting the hubby issues have already impacted her business and finances negatively, so you are at a minimum helping her out financially at a time when she will most likely need it with the legal bills, etc. That said, i would venture to guess that if you ask how business has been, it may well move in to the subject at hand anyhow.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • wendy@truth

      i agree...i would say nothing. any mention may cause unintended embarrassment...and yes, your support is clearly shown by your continued patronage.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
    • AleeD@Truth

      Normally I would agree with you offering support. Is there a chance that there is more than suspicion? Or is it a case of someone trying to extort $$ out of the good doctor's family?

      Maybe I watch too much TV, but if there's a chance that she knows about it and has been turning a blind eye, it could get ugly. If he's been wrongly accused, then, of course they'll need all the support in the world.

      Bring it up neutrally. Be straight with her as to what & how you found out. See how she responds & react from there.

      June 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  10. Mildred

    @JainaJade
    As much as there's conflict between the followers of Islam and the followers of Judiasm, if a Muslim cannot get halal meat then s/he can get kosher meat because the kosher laws are more strict than halal laws (the only thing really that would allow a meat to be kosher but not halal is if the meat is then cooked or soaked in alcohol).

    June 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  11. Queen of Everything

    Butterfly in the sky; I can go twice as high. Take a look, it's in a book, it's Reading Rainbow.

    June 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • SeaBee@QoE

      Reading Rainbow flash mob?!?!? That would be one of the more amazing things of which to be a part.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@SeaBee

        I know!!! Besides having a righteously cool name, LeVar Burton is supremely awesome.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
    • Truth@Queen

      Have you been drinking?

      June 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        This is what you can look forward to with Obama care-:)))

        June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • AleeD@QOE

      Are you really Shirley Maclaine and you're channeling Dr. Seuss?

      June 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@AleeD

        Ha! I wish!

        June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
    • Sir Biddle

      I recognize these symptoms, Queen has been around the kids too much lately. Able to quote kids book at the drop of a hat, likely singing nursery rhymes in her head, lack of sleep, and general confused look in eyes most of the time.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@SirB

        Sad thing is, I had most of that before I had kids.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • AleeD@Sir Bid & QOE

        It's the absinthe ....

        June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  12. wendy

    this is interesting...

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/28/have-you-had-your-tickle-today/

    June 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • MT Miner

      Interesting, too bad I am not ticklish in the least, have to stick with good old fashioned massage therapy I guess.

      Although it could also be taken into the fetish realm, but I am trying to stay out of the gutter for once.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
      • Gutter Dweller (aka QoE)@MTM

        Come on and join us1 The weather is great down here! BTW, I went to family reunion and passed 2 elk farms and 1 buffalo farm on the way there. I was almost tempted to stop in and get some meat in your honor.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
      • MT Miner

        Lol, I am well aware of the weather down there, I have spent my entire life there, just on a short vacation so as not to offend any of the 18 year old girls we have here for summer students. It is eerily silent at the mine lately, all the dirty old miners have to behave.

        Both the bison and elk are awesome choices, my number 2 and 3 favorites after mountain lion. Didn't realize that domestic game farms were that popular in your neck of the woods, sounds liek they are around though.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@MT Miner

        Did someone say fetish?

        June 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@AD

        Fetish!??!

        June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
      • MT Miner - Back to the gutter with me

        And my favorite fetish pops in, go figure, I will forever be in the gutter I guess.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@MTM

        I knew that we had a couple of buffalo farms in Indiana but I was surprised to see the elk. The calves were very cute. We also saw a pick-up truck full of billy goats, a baby deer standing by the side of the road, 2 Amish buggies and an Amish farmer plowing his field. Oh, and a random "jesus is coming" sign that made me very leery to go around the next bend in the road.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@MT Miner

        You may be In the gutter, but you're in good company. ^_^

        June 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@wendy

      Well .... (pant, pant) .... I just read checked out that, um link. *fanning myself*

      If anybody needs me, I'll be in the dungeon. Ummm, I'll be, um, checking the mounting ... for when the pole comes back from the shop. Yep ....that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • Feather Duster Freddie

        I'll meet you down there in a few....

        June 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
      • Former Sherriff

        I'll bring my cuffs, Smith & Wesson no less.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Former Sherrif

        You said Wesson ....oil that is. ~_~

        June 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
      • Lifegaurd

        Get out the slip and slide, we have oil racing on the menu.

        June 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
    • Mildred

      Oh my.....

      June 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  13. The Witty One

    lmfao.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  14. SeaBee

    My outlook for the day has definitely improved. Bring on the trolls!

    June 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  15. RabbiDick@Queen

    You can make blueberry pancakes yet,you can't make coffee for your best friendsie? OY!!!!

    June 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Rabbi

      HA!!! This could get interesting. Good to hear from you in quiet some time.

      June 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
      • RabbiDick@Sir Biddle

        Shalom my brother. I have been moderated by the Dutch Government! Sigh!

        June 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Richeypoo

      Coffee tastes so much better when I can get someone else to make it for me.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  16. Happy Vegan@QoE

    Just as long as you are not making your pancakes with eggs or dairy, I approve.

    June 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  17. Queen of Everything

    Everybody hold on to your hats...the kosher butchering thread will implode soon

    June 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • SeaBee@QoE

      Oooohhhh, this could be today's entertainment!

      June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • Truth

        I just did my best to get things started...hee hee...

        June 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
    • JainaJade@QOE

      I saw that article earlier and my blood pressure went up...granted I read that right after the anti-circumcision thread which probably didn't help. Kosher slaughtering is one of the most humane methods and from what I understand halal slaughtering follows the same guidelines.
      There are way too many laws being passed that come a little close to be anti-semitic which worries me. Apparently there is some other CA city trying to get that on the ballot and that organization is helping another 46 cities (states?) draft legislation.

      June 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
      • Mildred

        As much as there's conflict between the followers of Islam and the followers of Judiasm, if a Muslim cannot get halal meat then s/he can get kosher meat because the kosher laws are more strict than halal laws (the only thing really that would allow a meat to be kosher but not halal is if the meat is then cooked or soaked in alcohol).

        June 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  18. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Going for the polar opposite of what I posted yesterday, here's a song that's on the shorter side of things: a little over 2½ minutes...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHq-B06PP3k&w=640&h=390]

    June 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  19. The Witty One@Sir B, JJ and all the other Beltway Bandits

    Does anyone wanna go blueberry picking with me?!?

    June 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Truth

      I'm in!

      June 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
      • The Witty One@Truth

        Good stuff! Just hop a flight to Dulles and I'll swing by and pick you up.

        June 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • SeaBee@TWO

      I would be all over that if I lived a bit closer! Now you have me craving blueberries.... Thanks.
      Blueberry crumble
      Blueberry jam
      My nearly world-famous blueberry brownies

      And thinking about blueberries, has anyone else had the chance to sample borovnica? It's a blueberry schnapps from Slovenia.

      June 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
      • The Witty One@SeaBee

        You'll have to send me that brownie recipe...sounds yummy.

        I have had blueberry schnaps mixed with champagne but not that brand. FYI – It was tasty.

        June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Queen of Everything

      I will be making blueberry pancakes on Sunday in honor of those little blue nuggets of deliciousness. I hereby do solemnly swear that my blueberries were killed in an ethical and non-violent manner.

      June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Blueberry Two

      When you thinking, next few weekends are tough for me?

      June 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • The Witty One@Sir B

        Whenever! I might go this weekend but wouldn't mind going again after this weekends crop is all used up.

        June 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@WIT

        Keep me posted o nthe next crop as the is goign to be a tough weekend being the 4th of July.

        June 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • The Witty One@Sir B

        I'll go first and see how it is and let you know. You can bring the little biddle and I can go rent a kid or something.

        June 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@WIT

        Nothing like wearing a Baby Bjorn on your chest to use as a chick-magnet. ;)

        June 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
      • Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers@TWO

        Note: You must also have an actual baby in the Baby Bjorn...otherwise you just look weird and possibly mentally challenged.

        June 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • JainaJade@TWOandSirB

        Just let me know, haven't been to homestead before I normally do crooked run orchard. I guess for TWO and I we would have to use White's Ferry to get over so I might need a valium...or 5

        June 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • JainaJade@TWO

      yes!!! when are you going? which farm are you going to?

      June 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        I want to go this weekend. I don't really care where so if you have a closer spot, let me know!

        June 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  20. Mare@All

    Thank you all for your concern about Sierra and her little boy Isaiah. Here is the link to the new site if you want more information

    http://isaiahsworld.webs.com

    June 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • SeaBee@Mare

      Due to firewall restrictions, I can't get to it.... Do you know what city she's in?

      June 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
      • Mare@SeaBee

        Joshua Tree CA. I know she's currently in a trailer park, but that's all I know. Had to move out of her house because she couldn't afford it.

        June 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
      • Michele G

        Joshua Tree, CA is serious boonies. No wonder she's having trouble getting help. It's pretty sparse out ther and it's getting hotter than he ll, too. And the wind is relentless.

        June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
      • Mare@Michele

        Tell me about it. There is NOTHING out there for her, except really inexpensive housing – which she needs.

        June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
      • SeaBee@Mare

        Hmmm, one corner of the state that I have very few contacts in.... Let me do some digging.

        June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  21. faith

    hello All!

    @Mare- do they have a Schwann delivery where your friend is in CA? You can check from their website. When my sister in TX had a baby I sent her a gift card for Schwann, but you might be able to order right from the website and pay and then they deliver it right to the house. Just a thought.

    June 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
    • Mare@All

      She's in Joshua Tree CA. I'm trying to get a mailing address for her now, so I can send something today – I've donated via her site, but I'd like to give her food so she doesn't have to find a way to the store.

      June 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  22. wendy

    hullo all. checking in this moring (it's still am here in KC so it counts, right Queen?). power came on yesterday evening..then went out again. i am very very tired of sweating while i sleep. very. MAN my attitude sucks this week!! argh!! on the bright side i've got an A in my current class...so that's good, right? i'll just sit here in my corner and keep quiet for the time being.

    @rh – yay for WD! glad to hear she's doing well. make sure you get her a blankie if it's that cold in there!

    June 28, 2011 at 11:50 am |
    • wendy

      *pardon the misspellings...i've had no caffeine as of yet.

      June 28, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  23. Evil Grin

    That miso cup'o'noodles looks good. (Even though I've never had a noodely miso before.)

    I'll take a couple of those. And a very dry martini.

    June 28, 2011 at 11:31 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Ditto on the dry martini...you can have my share of the cup o'noodles, though. :)

      June 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        That kind of day for you too?

        June 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • SeaBee@EG

      Gin or vodka? I do make a mean martini! ;)

      June 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Gin. Definitely gin.

        June 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
      • Ms. Grammar

        GIN; show the glass the bottle of vermouth and then put it back on the shelf. Shaken, stirred, stomped on...and served straight up; 2 olives. I'm headed into the third of five meetings today! "That kind of day" doesn't even come close. Pray for me (and the others I may have to hurt). :)

        June 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  24. Joke of the Day

    They sent my Census form back!!

    In answer to the question
    "Do you have any dependents?",
    I put ...... "Asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, crack heads, unemployable bastards, the cast of The Jerry Springer Show, 80,000 people in our 133 penal establishments in Texas, leftovers in Texas from Katrina, half of job-stealing Mexico, All of the Congress, most of the Senate and a Muslim President!"
    Apparently this wasn't an acceptable answer.

    June 28, 2011 at 11:20 am |
    • Michele G

      isn't the truth often couched in humor?

      June 28, 2011 at 11:21 am |
      • Truth

        No, I have a sofa-bed...

        June 28, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • Michele G

        smarty pants!

        June 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  25. Mare

    Good morning all. Stressing here today. Found out that someone I know through FB is really struggling financially. She lost her car, chipped a bone in her ankle, has a mentally ill little boy, and now has no food.

    I'm trying to figure out a way to get food to her today, but every place I look into has either a waiting list, or you have to pick it up yourself. I've been looking at shipping her staples from Amazon, but she won't get those for another week – and with the holiday, she's screwed.

    Sorry, just had to rant.

    June 28, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • Michele G

      can she get to a senior center? they might be able to help. Just a thought.

      June 28, 2011 at 11:09 am |
      • Mare@Michele

        Unfortunately, right now, she can't walk, so can't get to the bus stop.

        She lives in a tiny town, and no one seems to be willing to help her. When she injured her ankle on Sat. she tried calling all her friends and some churches to drive her home from the hospital (911 to get there), but no one helped her. There were people willing to pay for a cab for her, but she refused, saying she'd rather have someone spend the money on food.

        I think a big part of why people won't help her is her son. He's schizophrenic, and I think people are either afraid of him, or just can't deal with him. I feel so bad for her. She's in CA, and I'm in NY, otherwise I'd be helping her more. :*(

        June 28, 2011 at 11:13 am |
      • Michele G

        Oh boy. The mental illness is a savage, HUGE, off putting thing for many people. If she could negotiate some way for help without the helpers having to deal with her son she might have at least modest success.

        And that will be, from the sound of it. a long term strategy she just might have to invent.

        June 28, 2011 at 11:18 am |
      • Michele G

        how old is her son? Is he big and likely to be violent? Or is he adolescent or younger and less of a potential threat? I.e.: how intrusive is his behavior when visitors are at their home? If he is uncontrollable she has an even bigger problem.

        June 28, 2011 at 11:25 am |
      • Mare@Michele

        I know – huge problem for her is that she's a single parent, and on disability. She can't work because her son needs constant supervision, and even if she could work, the cost of the child care would be more than what she could make.

        She's screwed any way she looks at it. Right now she's just trying to stay a float till she can sell her house. Then she hopes she can get a car so at least she can get to the places she needs to – grocery store, food bank, anywhere.

        June 28, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • Mare@Michele

        He's only 8 – here's her website http://www.giveforward.com/teamisaiah

        June 28, 2011 at 11:34 am |
      • The Witty One

        It says the fundraising is over on the site. Any other way to get some funds over to her?

        June 28, 2011 at 11:48 am |
    • Truth@Mare

      Do you know her mailing address? I would like to send a check if you do. Please advise.

      Thanks!

      June 28, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • Mare@Truth

        Thank you so much! You just made me cry! I don't even personally know this woman, but I know her struggles (my family faces some of the same), and she is all alone.

        I'm working on getting an address.

        email me – IamMare@yahoo.com

        June 28, 2011 at 11:41 am |
    • Mildred

      Oh no... If she's in CA there's got to be some assistance group that can help, even if she's in a tiny town.

      *puts her in my thoughts*

      June 28, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • wendy@mare

      my heart goes out to her.. schizophrenia is such a hard thing to deal with, especially for a small child. has she been able to get in contact with hospice? i know they branch out a bit and help with parents/children in situations such as hers. makes one wish that they could drive over there real quick and take her to the grocery store.

      June 28, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • SeaBee@Mare

      Where is she in CA? I have worked with many of the philanthropic groups and church groups, here in CA. Let me see what I can do!

      June 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • Michele G

      (((HUGS!))) we will try to assist though most of us are spread around the country.

      June 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  26. JBJingles

    Good Tuesday morning! What is everyone up to today? And, did I miss anything exciting yesterday??

    June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  27. Truth

    Has anyone noticed that Rod Blagovich (convicted corrupt Chicago Liberal Stooge) has the same hair that Lego characters have?

    June 28, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • Michele G

      yes, an odd affectation.........

      June 28, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  28. The Witty One

    And now I think it's time for some Breaking News!

    June 28, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  29. Truth@Biddle, Sir Biddle

    Dang Bro!
    Don't mess wit me this early. How you know them?

    June 28, 2011 at 10:18 am |
    • Sir Biddle@truth

      Psycological operations at its best egh?

      Honestly, the power of google maps did you in.

      June 28, 2011 at 10:26 am |
      • Truth@Biddle, Sir Biddle

        Got to love the internet(s)...

        Nice location though. Next door to the Colorado Ballet. I used to like having lunch on the patio and watching the dancers doing their thing.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:29 am |
      • Sir Biddle@truth

        YOU'RE the guy they have been talking about all these years.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • Truth@Biddle, Sir Biddle

        An amazing amount of dancers smoke...Not sure why, except that they probably can't eat a lot. Many of them take their smoke break on the sidewalk facing my building. Not real hard on the eyes. They also have a contract to lease parking in my building, so many of them are in and out through the lobby. Like i said, not tough on the eyes.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • Michele G

        the smoking this is strange. I'd think that the athleticism of strenuous dance would require DEEP heavy breathing. How can you do that if you smoke?

        June 28, 2011 at 11:15 am |
      • JainaJade@SirB and others

        as a former ballet dancer the reason for smoking is that smoking is a diuretic, which makes it easier to stay pencil thin. I would say more than half of the girls in my company smoked and probably about 20% of the guys.
        I never jumped on that bandwagon, I'm naturally slender and have enough lung problems with my asthma that I didn't feel like adding to the problem.

        June 28, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  30. Queen of Everything

    Anyone seen the movie Pirate Radio with Phillip Seymour Hoffmann?

    June 28, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • Truth@Queen

      Seen it. Great flick. Even better soundtrack. What did you think?

      June 28, 2011 at 10:19 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        I watched the last 45 minutes the other night and I though it was really good. I think they are re-running it again later this week so I'll hopefully be able to watch the first half this time.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • Truth@Queen

        Good coming of age angle in it as well. Like i sadi though, LOVED the soundtrack. Branaugh is perfect in it as well.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  31. SeaBee from Home Port

    Morning, all! Checking in from a rather cool and foggy Coast! Eggs, cooked to order, sourdough toast and grilled green onions for all!

    June 28, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • The Witty One@SeaBee

      I'll take them over easy please! No onions though...

      June 28, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  32. The Witty One

    Morning all...present.

    Yawn...zzzz

    June 28, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • The Smart Aleck@Sleepy 2

      Why so sleepy? Were you up all nite at some nightclub that used to be a church?

      June 28, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • The Witty One@TSA

        Went to the bar....got home late. A tad bit hung over. Wasn't at THAT bar...I would never cause damage like that. I might get a little crazy but that is taking it to another level.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • The Smart Aleck@2

        "I would never cause damage like that. "

        What kind of damage COULD you have caused? ;)

        June 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  33. MT Miner

    Morning all. I am with Truth, the world would be MUCH better if we had a hunting season on asinine people........

    June 28, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • AleeD@MT Miner

      In Florida we call it Tourist Season. HA!

      June 28, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • MT Miner

        Unfortunately we are in full swing with Tourist Season here as well, but they cut the daily bag limit to zero, dam govt at work again.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:08 am |
    • RichardHead@MTM

      Do I use a special State tag on these trophies?

      June 28, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • SeaBee from Home Port @ MTM

      Yeah, it's tourist season, here, which, even though I am non-violent, I really want to beat some sense into the asinine Valley folk. And before JBJ and Michele G take offence, the Valley that we refer to is the central valley, including garden spots like Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto and Visalia.

      June 28, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • Michele G

        no offense.........Murrieta here.........gonna be hot and sunny and sweaty.

        Oh, I nearly forgot............ HERE and PRESENT!

        June 28, 2011 at 10:36 am |
      • Michele G

        Bakersfield, the oil rig capital of California not counting Long Beach.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • Mildred

        Hey... in a few weeks (meep only a few weeks?!?!?), you'll have another tourist to contend with... ME! *grin*

        So, where's a good place to eat near the Aquarium?

        June 28, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • Michele G

        I am (sorry!) not familiar with down town Long Beach if it's the Aquarium of the Pacific you are s peaking of though LB has its share of really GOOD places to eat.

        June 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  34. Truth@Word of the day

    Word of the day time. This completely fits this morning...
    asinine (ˈæsɪˌnaɪn)

    — adj
    1. obstinate or stupid
    2. resembling an ass

    [C16: from Latin asinīnus, from asinus ass 1 ]

    'asininely

    — adv

    asininity

    — n

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
    2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
    Cite This Source

    June 28, 2011 at 9:27 am |
    • Mildred

      Someone must have really done something asinine to earn Truth's strong wrath so early in the day. *hugs*

      June 28, 2011 at 9:56 am |
    • The Smart Aleck@WOD

      A survey of 10 indicated one asinine prefers NOT to pi$$ off Truth.

      June 28, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  35. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning everyone! How are your mornings so far?

    June 28, 2011 at 9:25 am |
  36. Truth

    Good morning all, and for the record, people are #@$%ing morons.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      And a fine Good Morning to you sir!! Want some coffee and a chicago dog?

      June 28, 2011 at 9:27 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        'Morning Bro. How is WD doing, and thanks for the ChiDog. How was the drive?

        June 28, 2011 at 9:38 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        So far no "runs" tho she has only had 2 pills. Drive was good and the "new" A/C compressor had me looking for a sweat shirt. HA! So who did what to start your day off with such a Bang?

        June 28, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        My building is right next to an old church, that is now a nightclub. They have a patio, and apparently last night, some patrons got boozed up and decided to start throwing beer bottles at my building's windows. Glazier is on his way. People are @#$!ing morons...

        June 28, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Any security cameras on that side of the building? I would file a police report against the nightclub owner and then to make his day...call the Health Dept and State Liquor Board for some surprise visits. He should get the message.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Got all that and the police are on it. Part that p!$$es me off is getting the call at 1 last night.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:13 am |
      • Sir Biddle@truth

        Maybe it was some drunkards from Cafe L'Abri?

        June 28, 2011 at 10:14 am |
  37. Mildred

    Good morning everyone! Since Richard's got the coffee going, I'll put on the tea pot.

    June 28, 2011 at 8:27 am |
    • RichardHead@Mildred

      Good Morning and Thank You for the help.

      June 28, 2011 at 8:35 am |
  38. JainaJade

    Good morning all! I have a new recipe up on my blog: Very Berry Terrine which would be perfect for a 4th of July BBQ/Picnic http://www.dancingveggies.com
    I have also brought in some samples for the group so please enjoy :-D

    June 28, 2011 at 8:26 am |
    • Mildred

      That's a yummy looking dessert terrine!

      June 28, 2011 at 8:30 am |
      • JainaJade@Mildred

        Thank you!

        June 28, 2011 at 11:28 am |
  39. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew!

    June 28, 2011 at 8:14 am |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      The Lounge is NOT the same without the stripper pole. Just sayin'......Good Morning.

      June 28, 2011 at 8:21 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      Well I didn't take it out, what happened to it?

      June 28, 2011 at 8:26 am |
      • RichardHead@SirB

        If memory serves me correctly,'DA Guys got over ruled on it being in the Lounge by the Ladies. I think it is now a flag pole outside of Rick Sanchez's house.

        June 28, 2011 at 8:34 am |
      • Sir Biddle@RH

        Maybe we could have a talk with AleeD as she may have some pull.

        June 28, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • Snidely Whiplash@MaleeD

        You are 60 days past due on your whip rental....Please send your payment immediately id not sooner. Thank You.

        June 28, 2011 at 9:53 am |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Sir Bidding

        What would you like to have pulled? ~_~

        The pole was damaged around the time the lounger was, um, abused. It's in the Poles R Us repair shop. What's taking so long, you ask? The bump needs more grinding.

        June 28, 2011 at 9:58 am |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Snidlee

        Sorry wrong Dom. I OWN my whip.

        SsssssCRACK!

        June 28, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        I'm laughing too hard to come up with something witty. You win on that one.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  40. RichardHead

    Yawn,,,,,,,,Present,I think. Hey Queen,YOU'RE suppose to make coffee if your the first one in.

    June 28, 2011 at 7:35 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Richard

      But Richeypoo, you know I'm not any good at that domestic stuff. Can't you make the coffee? Pretty please?

      June 28, 2011 at 7:44 am |
      • RichardHead

        Grrrrr,,,,,grumble mumble......Of course My Darling,I shall get right on it.

        June 28, 2011 at 7:52 am |
  41. AleeD

    Good morning happy Klatschers!

    June 28, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  42. Queen of Everything

    Good morning!

    June 28, 2011 at 7:17 am |
    • Jerv@Qweenie

      Morning Q and all! Are you keeping up with attendance? I expect to have enough gold stars at the end of the month to take Peewee to SirBs, Dicks Den of Delight. Ha! Got a 9 o clock meeting to get ready for. Hopefully I can hang during lunch. Later on.

      June 28, 2011 at 7:21 am |
      • RichardHead@ Jerv

        Hey Lil' Buddy,How goes it? Couldn't yell at you yesterday 'cuz I was gone when you were on and vice versa. Guess we were playing Blog Tag.

        June 28, 2011 at 8:04 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        We've upgraded the machines and moved away from tokens to regular paper bills. The old "Heads I win, Tails you lose" coins are now collectors items. Keep em, if ya got em'!

        June 28, 2011 at 8:16 am |
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