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   ALynnMcW posted on Suggested Reading  Picked up a book today by J. D. Vance. "Hillbilly Elegy" attempts to explain the anger that elected Trump. I can hardly put it down. I don't know if it's true but these are my people and I understand what he is saying.
March 11 at 18:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'll be interested in your review, ALynn. I've read a lot about this book, but hesitated about buying it because I'm afraid it'll be a grand slam against rural people and our culture.
March 12 at 06:26 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Suggested Reading  Went to the budget book store looking for some seasonal reading. I found two by Max Lucado. One I had read a long time before "Christmas Candle". The other "Cosmic Christmas" I had not read. Both were enjoyable but very different. One predictable the other imaginative. Both capturing the spirit of the season.
December 12 at 22:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  Have you visited this wall before? If so, I missed it and if not, a hearty welcome.

Ah, seasonal books. My parents always belonged to every book club available in the forties/fifties because bookstores weren't common in our part of Texas. I read one I'm sure was named "Christmas Carol" and it wasn't the "The Christmas Carol" by Dickens. The one I read was about a Victorian-era family, a young girl named Carol and her very controlling father. She would be punished for an infraction such as using the word "maybe" which her father considered a useless word indicating lack of decisiveness.
December 15 at 11:54 EST .

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   StormCnter  Maybe my memory of the exact title is fuzzy because I have never been able to find that book again.
December 15 at 11:56 EST .

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   MeiDei  Mary Higgins Clark wrote a Christmas story a few years back that was enjoyable; bought another recently - each page as forgettable as the last - I can't remember anything about it to warn you against.
Again, welcome ALynn - nice to have you with us.
December 15 at 14:15 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Computers &Tech Issues  does anyone else get a girls porn site jumping up in the middle of the mother site? Only happens on the iphone not my pc. I am tired of it. Tried erasing history but still finds its way back.
September 25 at 10:57 EST .

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   Jir  yes, that used to happen to me on my Iphone but it seems to have stopped.
September 28 at 20:38 EST .

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   Jerico  me too
January 7 at 00:35 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished Daniel Silva's latest "The English Girl". Gabriel Allon and team are the best. Old characters make a good addition to new story. Highly re commend.
July 21 at 16:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  Love Gabriel Allon! Have downloaded the English Girl, but am finishing up the Pendergast series by Preston and Child first.
July 24 at 20:36 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Politics  Can someone catch me up and tell me when serving (there's and old fashioned word ) in elected government became a vanity job? When it became about 4 or 8 years of creating a legacy and not about protecting and defending the country and the constitution? Is this the result of media or just a general decline in civilization? It has become a popularity contest with endless rounds of self promotion and little or no thought to the hard working citizens of this country. I am appalled. I really can't think of a word strong enough to describe how I feel about this administration specifically and government (including most Republicans ) in general. Repulsed comes to mind but really it's worse than that. Just to wrap up I am not hopeless about the situation just heartsick about it. Long live the Republic!
April 23 at 10:56 EST .

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   Gerty  I think the 24/7 news (over )coverage has something to do with this situation. BTW, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
April 23 at 16:41 EST .

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   Linder  ALMcW...I have to speak up for my senator. I often wonder what you all think when you see Sen. Grassley on TV. Polished and glib he is not. For real...he is. As a Republican I don't always agree with him but he will have a logical reason for his position and being in disfavor won't budge him. I have to respect that. I've been county chairman of his campaign every year he has run and it is the easiest job possible. Nobody turns me down. For now he is insisting that Congress live under the same Obamacare laws as we in the cheap seats. Thanks, Sen. Grassley.
April 29 at 23:25 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Suggested Reading  "The Third Bullet" by Stephen Hunter makes me believe the Warren Commission didn't have a clue. A fictionalized account of the JFK assassination with a second shooter. Absolutely fascinating. I always believed Oswald acted alone. Not anymore.
February 20 at 14:58 EST .

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   Safetydude  I just started 'Killing Kennedy' by Bill O'Reilly.
February 27 at 18:34 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria
This is a link to a story about Elbert Wood a WWII vet whose home was vandalized in Houston, TX. Clink the link at the bottom of the blurb to see the photos. Heartwarming to say the least.
January 23 at 12:58 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Main Page The Lobby  I have a turkey, his mane is Tim;
on Thanksgiving day we plan to eat him;
he isn't suspecting, can't even be guessing
he'll be on our table, surrounded by dressing.

Happy Thanksgiving. Eat hearty!
November 21 at 11:55 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Nostalgia  The day BEFORE election day: Nov. 5, 2012
November 9 at 13:26 EST .

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   Ynaught  Better yet, November 3, 2008!
November 9 at 17:14 EST .

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   ALynnMcW posted on Politics  I'll admit to a bit of confusion. Even listening to fellow L dotters there is no consensus. Do we resist, say no to tax increases or let them have their way and watch them fail so we can pick up the pieces? There are advantages and principles in both ways.

Some say amnesty. Rush says it's not about amnesty but giveaways. Reagan supported amnesty (for a lot less people ). Rick Perry was crucified for in state tuition for illegals. I wonder if we got those votes in Texas. Illegal aliens are at least a legal issue.

Is government about social issues or does that fall to the higher authority. I don't support gay marriage or abortion but those that do will answer to their Maker whether they believe in him or not. Is that a hill worth dying for?

If we can make this country stronger fiscally (Taxed enough already ) I believe a rising tide lifts all boats. Will that be enough Santa Claus for everyone, no not all, but some.

Confusion reigns. Thanks for letting me rant.
November 9 at 11:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  Somewhere in here I've decided it's all about the Constitution. If it's not in the Constitution, we have no business making laws about it. The Federal Govt is here to protect national security, and settle inter-state disputes. Anything else is a state issue. Immigration is a national security issue, so it is within the purview of the Feds.
I agree with you on abortion and gay-marriage. It's not for us to decide. I love people who are gay and committed, and I would never want to take that away from them. Even though I see it as being wrong. These are state issues.
I guess, we all have to go back and get more familiar with the Constitution, and hold our Senators and Representatives to it.
November 9 at 12:52 EST .

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   RoseOfTexas  I don't think the gays would be satisfied with "gay marriages" unless all churches were forced to perform them. Religious freedom is one of the main goals of the founding of our country - too valuable to give up IMO.

Of course, if the definition of marriage can be changed, so can the definition of wedding - think churches would get away with saying we don't perform weddings any more, only opposite-sex commitment-blessing ceremonies?
November 9 at 17:58 EST .

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