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   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  Well, I suppose Colin Powell should not expect any appointments to jobs with either a Clinton or Trump administration. His comment re Bill's bimbos still has me chuckling.
September 15 at 09:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  He's a disappointment.
September 15 at 11:02 EST .

   GO3  As an assistant brigade adjutant in VN he also helped cover up the My Lai massacre. He'll do whatever it takes to prove his worth, normally to the wrong people. And BTW, you want to know who was the inside source for Bob Woodward's book The Commanders? You guessed it. He was leaking confidential conversations way before it was fashionable. The guy is a creep.
September 17 at 22:29 EST .

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   Jerseytomato  Scooter Libey.
September 21 at 14:09 EST .

   Calvinesq posted on Jokes  It all adds up -

Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes

How many beers a day?

Usually about 3

How much do you pay per beer?

Man: $5.00 which includes a tip

And how long have you been drinking?

About 20 years, I suppose

So a beer costs $5.00 and You have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450.00. In one year, it would be approximately $5400.00 correct?


If in 1 year you spend $5400.00, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000.00 correct?


Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?

Do you drink beer?


Where's your Ferrari?
August 2 at 10:11 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Pet Peeves  Here is the latest, that is annoying me more and more. Those who make change, whether in a fast food restaurant, gas station, convenience store, grocery store, other restaurant or diner and any other establishment, who insist on giving me my change - bills, hard change and receipt - balancing it all in one pile and thrusting the pile at me. Now, I have fairly good manual dexterity, but I would like to get the bills first - placed quickly into the wallet, then the change and the receipt. I don't know how many times at a drive through window, the hard change from the "pile" ends up on the ground, outside of the car. Grrr.
June 7 at 16:19 EST .

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   Gram77  You're fortunate to have your change placed in your hand. Many times I have received my change by having the clerk lay it on the counter. Now that is insulting!
June 8 at 07:45 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I agree. I find that insulting as well.
June 8 at 15:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  My favorite carwash prices the various levels of service at 9.99, 19.99, 29.99, etc. They had a cashier for a while who wouldn't return the penny. If I gave her a ten, she took it, placed it in the register, thanked me and closed the cash drawer. I always asked for my penny, which obviously annoyed her. One day she chastised me, saying no one else ever asked for the penny. I went to the manager, telling him that if his basic car wash costs ten dollars, then don't list it at 9.99. She was fired eventually, but I wondered how many floating pennies she accumulated first.
June 13 at 09:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's a good day just getting change back : )
June 25 at 09:58 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Faith  "Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God."

Felix Mendelssohn
April 28 at 10:26 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  OK. After posting a comment regarding the article "Trump Vows to Put "America
First" in Foreign Policy'", I see that my comment that anyone mindful of the history of the lead-up to WWII would wince at the "America First" slogan. Rather than posting a second comment, I thought I'd post this chat on the subject.

Here is a brief history lesson for those that didn't understand my reference. The "America First Committee" was formed in 1940 as basically an isolationist, anti-war movement. Two of its main proponents were Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford. Lindbergh made speeches, even after Hitler's invasion of Russia, that supported non-intervention, but, more importantly, were blatantly pro-German and pro-Hitler and decidedly anti-British and, on occasion, anti-semitic. With the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and Hitler's declaration of war on the U.S., the "America First Committee" disbanded in disgrace. The American people united behind the war effort and eventually kicked the Axis butts.

Now, my comment was that if you knew this history, you might wince at the use of the slogan "America First" by Trump. It was not meant as a troll and certainly not that he's a nazi or anything remotely similar to that - merely that I can see the phrase causing some to wince given its historical precedents. Now that I have provided the history lesson, perhaps the Trumpeters can move on and continue their hopefully premature victory celebrations.
April 27 at 17:05 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  I realize that, as a poster for only about 10-12 years or so, I am not one of the original posters on Lucianne. However, I have diligently followed and commented or posted when I have been able to do so (work and my music tend to get in the way ). I have not posted or commented as much as some, but I have tried to stay active. I am dismayed that Trump supporters are now attacking this site by saying: "Where have the posters gone?" I do not plan to go anywhere. (By the way, welcome back Photoonist! Missed you. See you around! )
April 14 at 23:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Calvinesq, I am dismayed, too. If some longer-term posters are posting less, the numbers would be offset by the gazillions of new names on the threads, I think.
April 15 at 07:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  Yo Cal and Storm! Ldotters aren't posting because there is no point? I don't post articles, but any registered Ldotter may. trumpees don't like the articles and don't like the comments.

The trumpees have made every excuse imaginable for the man, when his words and actions are inexcusable. That leaves: no he isn't...followed by yes he is. It's a waste of time.

Best wishes...I'll keep checking to see when Lucianne returns to normal and it surely will.
April 15 at 13:48 EST .

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   Verdantheart  I'm guessing there are fewer comments these days because Trump's supporters are all busy reading the fine print of the GOP rules and trying to figure out how their man is going to win the nomination. He's running in the wrong party, a cruel thing to do to his flock, and the GOP rules are written to keep rabble-rousers out. Ask Ron Paul...

I'm not worried about Trump, who is happy being a loose cannon. I am concerned for his supporters, many of whom have taken on the characteristics of their idol and become humorless, thin-skinned and strident. Such behavior can ruin relationships and wreck support systems that are the basis of sane society. Very sad.
April 15 at 13:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Lucianne was my homepage for 15 years and I was the second to post on the Connection when Josh created it. I would guess between 85-90 % of the original posters have quit over time. There were several reasons. I check in on Birdy and Balo, that's it.
April 15 at 15:53 EST .

   Safetydude  Verdantheart,

I think your second paragraph is a perfect description of liberals;...'humorless, thin-skinned and strident'...

I, for one, am a very happy 'Trumpster' and, for the first time in the last seven-and-half years, I'm beginning to have some hope for the future of our country.
April 16 at 11:06 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Safety dude, it's great to hear from a 'happy Trumpster' as some write often about their anger. I'm wondering if you would mind sharing your thoughts on where you think he will be most effective. What will you be investing in? Cement companies? Earth-moving manufacturers? Steel companies? Solar? Just curious.
April 16 at 16:37 EST .

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   Safetydude  Yes.
But no solar.
April 16 at 22:07 EST .

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   NotaBene  Safetydude I am with you. Finally some hope that things will get better. Trump is the only one that will be able to do something good for this country. I am a proud Trump supporter and I do not appreciate all the name calling from the non Trump camp.

Where Trump will be more effective? Let's start with closing the borders and stop the illegal immigration, lower taxes, put people back to work and end unfair trade agreements. Oh, and also end political correctness. He has many ideas and many plans but unfortunately people are not listening.
April 17 at 01:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  In a perfect world we would disagree without being disagreeable. I like to hear all sides, and appreciate those comments without snark or rancor.
April 17 at 06:43 EST .

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   Namma  There is one thing I have noticed about some Trumpsters. When asked if they would vote for anyone else the answer usually given is ..yes, if Cruz gets the nomination, they will vote for Cruz. When I have asked Cruzers if they will vote for Trumpn if he gets the nomination, the answer usually is No..let Hillary win. Really,? What kind of an attitude is that. Let Hillary win! So I am beginning to believe that the Cruz supports are the same people that stayed home and wouldn't vote for Romney because they didn't like him..kind of handed hussien the win..for what..punishment to Republicans for picking Romney. I held my nose and voted, knowing that a Romney would be better then hussien any day of the week. But Cruzers would rather give us Hillary. At least we know Trump loves America, as does Cruz. Either one would be better then commie Clinton or socialist sanders...
April 17 at 09:00 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Jokes  So, these two cannibals are eating a clown.

The one cannibal turns to the other and says: "Does he taste funny to you?"
April 1 at 12:21 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Jokes  So, we were told we were getting the Biggest Storm in History. But, a funny thing happened ....
January 27 at 11:22 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Jokes  The Incident

Dr. Epstein was a renowned physician who earned his undergraduate, then graduate and medical degrees in his home town, and then left for Manhattan, where he quickly rose to the top of his field.

Soon he was invited to deliver a significant paper at a conference, coincidentally held in his home town. He walked on stage and placed his papers on the lectern, but they slid off onto the floor. As he bent over to retrieve them, at precisely the wrong instant, he farted stentoriously. The microphone amplified his mistake resoundingly through the room and reverberating down the hall! He was appallingly embarrassed but somehow regained his composure just enough to deliver his paper. He ignored the applause and raced out the stage door, never to be seen in his home town again.

Decades later, when his elderly mother was ill, he returned to visit her. He reserved a hotel room under the name of Brown and arrived under cover of darkness. The desk clerk asked him, "Is this your first visit to our city, Mr. Brown?"

Dr. Epstein replied, "Well, young man, no, it isn't. I grew up here and received my education here, but then I moved away."

"Why haven't you visited?" asked the desk clerk.

"Actually, I did visit once, many years ago, but a very embarrassing thing happened, and since then I've been too ashamed to return."

The clerk consoled him. "Sir, while I don't have your life experience, but one thing I have learned is that often what seems embarrassing to me isn't even remembered by others. I'll bet that's true of your incident too."

Dr. Epstein replied, "Son, I doubt that's the case with my incident."

"Was it a long time ago?"

"Yes, many years."

The clerk asked, "Was it before or after the Epstein Fart?"
September 27 at 15:05 EST .

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   Ynaught  Good one!
September 28 at 10:14 EST .

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   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  Carbonite

My two-year Carbonite subscription runs out soon. In the intervening time, Carbonite committed stupidity regarding Rush Limbaugh and the whole fake Fluke stuff. It tried to apologize, but even that was awkward. Here's by question: Can anyone suggest a good alternative to Carbonite, or should I just renew my subscription?
August 19 at 09:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've used Mozy for several years and I love it. It works smoothly each night, backing up 80 GB of data in just minutes. Their customer support is fantastic.
August 19 at 15:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Like Carbonite, the initial loading up and indexing or whatever it is they do takes a while, but after it's done, the backups are speedy.
August 19 at 15:30 EST .

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   Hammock  Yeah, Mozy's good - I like it.
August 21 at 04:00 EST .

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