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Loree71

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2004 9:05:02 AM

This thread is for one thing and ONE THING only! This thread is to give support and encouragement to Docputer in his quest to stay smoke-free and lose fat!
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:05:11 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Thursday! 43 degrees this morning.

Another early morning so I'll be out of here on my way to drive myself to the CDC main campus for another series of meetings.

Doc - yeah; crazy times!

Tonight starts my busy evening/weekend sporting events. The basketball kickoff is tonight at 7:00. Tomorrow is the next home volleyball match, and on Saturday Georgia State hosts Georgia Southern. Busy times as we continue our PA Announcing vocation.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:18:03 AM

Good morning everyone,

Glad you're still kickin', wackiness.

Heading home in a bit, it's been a good week.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 1:10:05 AM

Today had a nice chat with WR_INC
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:41:33 AM

Doc...that really sux! I hope it turns up somewhere. That is a sad thing to lose!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:18:37 AM

I may go to Ottawa and find out what is happening if you don't tell us.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:30:30 PM


Yo, y'all.

Kinda glad I don't have any idea what's happening in Ottawa. Even more glad I haven't heard a thing today about ISIS or Big Momma Yobama or Al Sharpton or Ebolabama or anything else much. Bad enough having to stay on a conFOUNDED low carb DIE-no-et!

GEEZ!

Good night...tomorrow I'm going to Target to see is Geezer is still there looking for free SHIITE!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:34:44 PM

Good evening, but I'm still feeling very strange after the whole day of news from Ottawa. Disgusting.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:33:52 PM

Got my chocolate chip cookie, sent off my donation to the vets' Christmas party and ventured down to Henderson to look at a used bookstore. All that done I am only ten days or less from 3 million. The is napping--what's new--as she had a yapping good time at the park. She barks at anything within sight and then puts her nose to ground and sniffs all over. Anyhow she's napping, think I'll join her
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:49:15 PM

Don and the dogs are all tuckered out. We took them for a long walk early this morning, and then had some errands to run. After lunch we took them to the dog park, and Don and the dogs are all asleep right now. Gives me peace and quiet so I am going to watch "Lincoln" (Daniel Day Lewis, tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field) for the third time. Saw it twice at the local movie house, so this will be the first time I watch on the telly. Hope Don sleeps through it--he was not as impressed with the movie as I. He barely sat through it the first time. I went by myself the second time so I didn't have to listen to his commentary OR his snoring!
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:22:44 PM


'Morning.

Well, this low-carb diet is about to unhonk my horn. DAY-yum! Can't sleep, don't feel halfway good....dunno....I'll keep trying for a few more days, but Idunno....stinks!

Coffee's good, anyway.

Grmoore, I guess I have them and George Wallace and thugs like the ones I heard almost constantly screaming through loudspeakers at the football stadium in my hometown, as well as the fine folks at "George Wallace Junior College" (technically Gadsden State) to thank for my leaving Alabama. By the time the high school where I taught was integrated, I could take only one year of it, because the black kids in my class hated my guts, though I'd never done anything against them. NEVER have I felt so "cornered" --- and totally without reason!

Oh, well....and now we have those fine folk like Jesse ("Whur de' choirgals?") Jackson and Al Sharpton and a LOT of others who were never, EVER mistreated by ANYbody, actually preaching and stirring and perpetuating the hatred.

At least Bill Cosby tells it straight: “The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids–$500 sneakers for what? And won’t spend $200 for `Hooked on Phonics.'”

Oh, well, I can't do anything about it. God'll take care of it eventually.

Drive carefully, Senor WondeRoast.

Geezer, that was so hilarious I almost smiled....but not quite.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:59:39 AM

Here's a gathering of the "clams."
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:19:35 AM

So, I was at a Target in Brooklyn yesterday...
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:07:50 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Wednesday! 49 degrees this morning. 2.6 mile walk complete. It was a bit chilly so I dressed in layers and had my toboggan hat on.

Doc - re: "Clans" - being originally from NC, I heard all about them but never got up close and personal.

Ortho appointment went well yesterday; no new news to report there as things continue to progress in the right direction.I went to work following.

Yesterday's work day was a trying and busy day so I never got back here last night. Orchestra rehearsal was the redeeming factor last night for a while; when I got home we learned that our credit card had been compromised and used at a Target in Brooklyn, NY - not a place we have been for a number of years. While the company is taking care of the issue (we're not responsible for the charges and issuing a new card) it's always an inconvenience.

Off to continue the day; another day chock full of wall to wall meetings.

Have a great day all!

[Edited by: grmoore at 10/22/2014 7:08:53 AM EST]
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WR-INC
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:20:53 AM

Good morning everyone,

I've got a few phone calls and stops to make, then heading home tomorrow.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:43:37 AM

Choco, I will be emailing you the address to OATH and the link to their website as soon as I post today's prices! Thank you soooooooo much! And I will also send you the tax-ID # since all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:24:47 AM


Saddest thing is I seem to have lost the only pic I had of Pop in his dress uniform, MadDog. Still got his straight razor and a button off his uniform coat and even a lighter from LONG before Zippo. Strange sort of gizmo, with a "striker" that has a wick an the end of it. I really hate losing that picture, though.

It's his JOB, BayleeBug. Let him do his thing.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

I still have your gm address, BoneHead. You aren't going anywhere. If I get enough of this lard off, I'm gonna fly up there and go fishing with you...and maybe check out The Nagger.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.,etc.

Thankee, WR-INC.

Got a growly belly, y'all. Think I'll try an Alka-Seltzer and a bed.

Good night.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:11:10 AM

Doc....Semper Fi to your Pop! As for the graveyard...think I wouldn't have stuck around at that meeting myself! LOL

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:12:45 PM

Good evening! Nothing much different around here; the rain continues to build up but we need to do all of the regular things anyway. At least the pup doesn't mind getting wet, but he also figures that we should not mind either. I think the water must make it harder for him to sniff things properly, so he has to spend even more time than usual sniffing EVERYTHING. Silly animal!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:55:45 PM

We'll Doc, since I have nothing "upstairs but more stairs" and I remember your email address, along with geezers, you should have no problem remembering my email address.

Don't bother sending me any email anyway -- I'm going to Chrysler CTC or Toyota TTC...

Or maybe BMW or KIA in Alabama.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:33:48 PM

All I need is an address Loree. Money for vets for Christmas....absolutely. I feel all nice and warm and fuzzy inside. Another reason to go get a chocolate chip cookie. I'll take the dog with me and we both may hog up. I'd prefer it be a Marine(not a Maroon, a Marine) function, but I guess those Army dudes did as good a job as others.LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:24:45 PM

docputer,

And the blessings from above towards us from you are still known. Thanks for being here.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:22:39 PM


'Morning.

Grmoore, I don't tell this story much anymore, but I actually "attended" a Gathering of the Klans" in my Alabama hometown once. Several of my ten-year-old buds and I heard a lot of "stuff" going on over in the big graveyard, so we sneaked in, scuttling from one marker to the next, until we could see the whole show. They had a big fire going, along with all the stuff you saw in "O, Brother," and it scared the SHEE-ite out of us, so we didn't stay long. Sure heard a lot of familiar voices that night, though....and that's a true, true story.

Wellum, it looks to be a good day. I woke up again, and the sun is shining, and ISIS hasn't yet taken over the world in the name of The Religion of Peace, so here we are.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:15:16 AM

Sid, I'm just fine...unless there's something you know that I don't.

Loree, we went to a Gathering of the Clams at a local seafood restaurant last month.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:45:15 AM

Haven't been to a Gathering of the Clans since forever! My maternal great-grandfather was a Duncan, which makes us part of the Robertson clan. Looking up clan tartans, I decided our Tartan is the ugliest one ever created. That must be why I focus on the Cherokee side of the Scots/Cherokee connection, and align myself more with the 50% Sicilian of my heritage! That, and the fact that Mediterranean cuisine is tastier than either of the other two types!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:27:56 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Tuesday! 51 degrees this morning.

In for short time this morning as I have a follow-up orthopedic appointment.

Doc - yeah, of course it's spelled with a "C" versus other, and was around long before the other.... ;)

Back later.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:56:04 AM

Good morning everyone,

I've already made my deliveries this week, now it's mainly PR and goodwill.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 3:44:08 AM

Howdy! I have a favor to ask of you, especially if you are a veteran or support the US Armed Forces and their families.

Most of you know that I am committed to helping out with a lot of military assiatance organizations, most notably the VFW and the American Legion. I have also become involved with another group called OATH (Outstanding Americans Thanking Heroes). OATH is basically a non-profit that was set up to function as the civilian support group for the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), an Army Reserve group that is based out of Upland, CA. In addition to providing whatever assistance is required for family support while a member of the unit is deployed, and for providing help transitioning back to civilian life, our group also hosts events that normally would be handled by a military Family Readiness Group (FRG). This includes pre-deployment dinners and post-deployment welcomes home, annual family days, and other occasional family activities.

This year, the unemployment rate among our Battalion's members is over 38%, which I gather is pretty high for a reserve unit. We have decided to host a Christmas party for the Battalion and their families on December 7. However, in order to do this properly, we are forced to solicit donations from the public. We ARE a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, so any donations are tax-deuctible in the US to the extent allowed by law. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. To make it easy for you to donate, we have set up a page on gofundme.com. The link to the page will be posted here. If you can find it in your heart and in your budget to make a donation, please go to and do what you can. I appreciate your time reading this and want to thank you in advance for any donation you feel comfortable making!

Please donate here:
426th CAB Christmas Party


[Edited by: Loree71 at 10/21/2014 3:46:46 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:46:09 AM


Will all of you who have my email address please send me an email? My Windows Live Mail just really got messed up a few days ago, and I guess I made it worse trying to get it straightened out. I'm about ready to look for another email client. Anyway, I lost a bunch of addresses and ended up with a lot of OLD ones that are not even valid anymore.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:27:46 AM


Glad you liked the story, MadDog. Yep, the old man was a tough sonofagun --- WWI Marine and later a coal miner. His dad, whom I never met, was as Scots as they come, complete with the accent, the clothing, and a huge, crooked pipe. Sure wish I could have known him, but he passed away when I was two years old. I heard a LOT about him from Pop, though, down to his imitation of his father's accent.

Fact is, I've had the feeling for a lot of years that I really should write about him. Trouble is, the title "Big John" is already taken. lol

I hope all of you readers will check out BetterWorldBooks.com too. I've bought several old books from them, and last week I packed up two big boxes full of books I sent to them as donations. They do a lot of good around the world. Check 'em out.

Meanwhile, I HAVE to get to bed. Good night, all.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:35:51 AM

Doc....love the story about your Pop
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:21:40 PM

Hi ya Bay.. MickDiesel..!

I've been to a few of those "gathering of the clans" in the past.

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:00:42 PM

Good evening! We did get work done over the weekend, even that bit of painting. Of course it started raining this a.m. si who knows how long it will take to finish drying?

Choco, do you know about Project Gutenberg? Your chances of finding any classic that's out of copyright are pretty good. Just find it -- www.gutenberg.org -- You can read on line or download - or even try providing content or proofreading for them if you'd like to. And it's all free, always.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:05:08 PM

Thought I was ready for a change...at least temporarily.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:57:18 AM


Good morning.

grmoore, as an old-time Southern boy, I had to look twice at that "gathering of the clans" remark...and I'm sure you know why.

By the way, dunno if I mentioned this or not, but my grandfather Holmes was a really SHORT, redheaded Scotsman who still spoke with a heavy Scots accent. He died when I was about two, so I never met him, but my dad thought he was King of the World, so I heard a LOT bout him, including Pop's rendition of his accent.

Also, during WWI, my Pop was a Marine stationed aboard the Battleship USS Florida, and he spent quite a lot of time in Scotland when his ship would dock at Scapa Flow; and even though the old man had only an early elementary school education, he learned to love the poetry of "Bobby" Burns --- probably because Burns' "stuff" was so popular in those pubs Pop frequented in Scapa Flow. Burns could, as those of you familiar with his work, could get REALLY raunchy, and my dad just LOVED it.

See where I get my attitudes from?

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

MANY's the time I heard this last verse of "To a Louse":

"O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion:
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
An' ev'n devotion!"

Now how many times have YOU heard that first line and never knew from whence it came?

Now you know.

Y'all keep smiling and working and laughing...me, I gotta a little stuff to do.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:27:14 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Monday! 47 degrees this morning - wow, same temps as Chicago! 2.1 mile walk complete.

My wife and I had a wonderful weekend at the Gathering of the Clans at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. My wife has been conducting family history research and has finally found the Scottish clan to which she aligns. We are now members of the Macduff clan. I used the term "align" as there is apparently no direct American clan affiliation for the Primrose family. There continues to be a Primrose Castle in Scotland so the Macduff clan will be our American affiliation because the Primroses are part of this clan. Fun times.

We also spent some time with old friends from my Army Forces Command days (can't believe I have been gone from there nearly 8 years!). We had a great time.

Last night we had dinner with our daughter in Atlanta to catchup. She's doing well.

re: picture - thanks! It was a fun trip.

Off to breakfast and start the day.

Have a great day all!

[Edited by: grmoore at 10/20/2014 7:28:26 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:01:57 AM

Good morning everyone,

Spent much of the day yesterday buying and returning cabinets for my MIL. That can wear thin real quickly.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:03:13 AM

Good Mornin All!
I've a Busy kinda day comin up So,,,COFFEE,,,Later.;)
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:08:56 AM

Doc...you always crack me up buddy!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:30:08 PM


Loree , quello che hai avuto per la prima colazione?

As to The Booper, the dood's scary-looking enough withOUT the hoodie and the surgical mask. I bet that cop thought he'd found a new "Jack the Ripper."

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

I haven't watched a movie in several years now...probably won't ever watch another one. As to "actors," they should just ply their second-rate trade, rake in their millions, and keep their stupid mouths shut. I used to love Bill Cosby 'til he decided I'm a "hater" or a "racist" or both if I don't worship Obama the way he does. (I DO, however, very much respect his views regarding "his" people --- that they are tearing THEMSELVES down via their actions. There, he is absolutely correct.)

But NO "actor" is going to tell me that "alternative lifestyles" are just fine and that if I don't agree, then I'm a "hater." Hell with that...and hell with THEM! I have just as much right to my opinion as anyone in the world has.

Oh, well....think I'll go read a book, too. I got a copy of "Horton Hears a Who" 'round here somewhere.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:25:39 AM

On the menu today at Ristorante Loree:

Pranzo: peperoni ripieni con insalata giardino

Cena: zucchero di canna e bourbon costole di manzo, crema di mais, dessert

[Edited by: Loree71 at 10/19/2014 11:26:18 AM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:22:08 AM

Psycho, he's fine, it's just a chest cold. But with his respiratory problems, we always have to take care that it does not become pneumonia. This time, however, he seems to be over the worst of it and appears to be getting better.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:16:37 AM

Loree, I hope everything is a ok with the Big Booper.

And that goes for the geezer dude too.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:58:00 AM

Sorry, I planned on posting this earlier but then I saw WR's post and had to stick my two cents in. I tend to get sidetracked easily when I am out of Coca-Cola!

This morning's planned activity got shelved rather abruptly. Don has been fighting a chest cold for a week now, and with all his other issues, we monitor ANY congestive condition closely. He felt much better this morning and was exhibiting early signs of "cabin fever". We decided to take the dogs for a nice. long, and invigorating walk. He took Chuy (the chi/pug) and I took Zsa Zsa (the mini-poo).

We get less than 3/4 of a mile from home, and Don starts breathing heavily. We decide that it's time to go home. I offered to take Chuy with me and Zsa Zsa, but Don points out that it is still dark outside and maybe I should wait until later.

By this time, Zsa Zsa has found a place where she wants to make a deposit, so I tell Don to head for home and I will catch up with him. Zsa Zsa takes her sweet time, and it's about three minutes later that I am able to scoop up her deposit and put it in a plastic bag.

After we round the corner, what do we see? A patrol car has stopped and an officer is talking to Don. Seems that a 6'8" man walking a chihuahua in the dark while wearing a hoodie and a hospital mask is npot a common occurence in this town and merits investigation.


[Edited by: Loree71 at 10/19/2014 8:58:50 AM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:48:27 AM

WR, I decided not to see Noah, and not just because of the bad reviews. I was told by a few people that it was Biblically inaccurate, but that is not the reason I chose not to watch, either. Russell Crowe has been added to my "boycott" list of celebrities whose movies I will not patronize, nor will I spend one penny of my money on any product or service they endorse or are affiliated with.

Russell Crowe made that list NOT because of his political views, but because I don't think that as a non-citizen, he has the right to criticize or condone any American political issue. His blind allegiance to the Present Resident, and telling the world that Americans should be thankful we have such a man leading our country earned him a top five spot on the list.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:07:03 AM

Good morning everyone,

We had a good dinner at a favorite restaurant last night, then watched "Noah." While that didn't ruin the spirit of the dinner, the movie was a letdown.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:47:46 AM

G'mornin', dp 'n all.

GR- Now I can put a face to the name.

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:25:13 AM

G'mornin Guy's,,,
GR,,,Alright,,,Youse is very Photogenic!!!LOL!!!
I'M Late,,,COFFEE,,,Later!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:03:18 AM

grmoore...yw...and enjoy your bagpipes! :)

Doc....I've had a few of these....like I said...the hardest part is the stuff I had to drink! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:50:02 AM

Out of Turgenev and on to a book about either facebook or gas buddies by Dostoevsky called "The Idiot." Read it once a long time ago but didn't catch all the nuances. It's in cheap paperback now if one can call $9.99 cheap, but it's a long one and will put me to sleep for several nights.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:13:46 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Sunday! Up late watching the last of the college football games. Wow, what a finish for the Georgia State and Florida State games.

The Panthers came up short and the Noles hung on.

Doc - yeah, I stay pretty busy. lol

My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Stone Mountain Highland games. We will return tomorrow afternoon. Yep, bagpipes.

I made the Henry County Times - here's the link.
Where in the world is the Times (and Glenn)?

Time to get some sleep. Off to bed.

Have a great day!
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