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   FlatCityGirl  Whiskey for my men, Starbucks for my horses.
   August 11 at 14:22 EST .

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   Gram77  What's with our USA men's volley ball teams? Both indoor and beach volley ball guys appear not to be mentally in their games. The gals are doing quite well.
   August 10 at 14:17 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I watched a little bit of women's beach volleyball last night. The first time I watched them a few days ago they were playing nearly nekkid. Last night they were covered up like Eskimos due to the weather.
August 11 at 10:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Hooray for our gymnastic team!! And Phelps!!
August 10 at 07:33 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I was breathing easy through gymnastics, but I was holding my breath for Michael Phelps through his swim. I wanted so badly for him to win, and he did!

I wonder if Marta Karolyi will remain active in gymnastics.
August 10 at 10:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  This Marta's last year - the Karolyi's have made a huge difference in our women's gymnastics.
August 10 at 10:28 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Yeah, I know it's her last year to manage the team, but I wonder if she and Bela will keep their hand in the sport in some way. I'm guessing they will. He was hardly mentioned by the commentators, so I looked him up to see if he'd died. He's apparently still living, and is only 73.
August 10 at 10:38 EST .

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   Gram77  Did Michael Phelps win the butterfly swim last night? I tried to watch but conked out about 10pm.
August 9 at 07:35 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I went down early last night, too, but this is what I found on line this morning:

From the Baltimore Sun:

Phelps Takes Second In 200-meter Butterfly Semi To Qualify For Tuesday's Final

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olymp
ics/phelps/bal-phelps-takes-second-in-20
0-meter-butterfly-semi-to-qualify-for-tu
esday-s-final-20160808-story.html
August 9 at 08:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  The SoAfr swimmer that beat him once b/4 was trying to spook Phelps b/4 the race - it was obvious & annoying - all it got him was 3rd place.
I fell asleep too and had to watch encore to see mens gymnastics- so sad at end when one fell & they lost out for a chance at team medal.
August 9 at 09:23 EST .

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   Gram77  I was concerned about the S. African swimmer.
August 9 at 11:44 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  What do y'all think of "cupping therapy"?
August 9 at 13:02 EST .

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   Gram77  I've heard about this cupping before. Apparently it is a Chinese thing. I wonder if it really solves anything or is just "the latest" in the athletic world?
August 9 at 13:30 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Well, there's a piece up on the main page about it. It's been around 3,000 years.

Earlier I was watching a piece on NBC about it, with Michael Phelps being treated. It looks painful.
August 9 at 18:43 EST .

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   Fireball27  Anyone hear the Rush phone call with the 13 year old on Friday? He told Rush his social studies teacher told his class, socialism and communism is a better form of government. The kid challenged the teacher by telling him anyone can get ahead in America if they work for it. He said he set out to prove it by making an app called Never Hillary. It's a pop up game like whack a mole, tap Hillary's face and she says one of her stupid comments. Anyway it costs .99 cents on I-tunes. Rush has a link from his web site. I was going to buy it but it is only for Apple, not android. Let us help the kid show his teacher a thing or two about America! Communists and socialists have to wall people in. People risk their lives to get TO America.
August 8 at 17:51 EST .

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   Gram77  Wow, Canada sure made the U.S. look bad in volley ball today. However, in beach volley ball the U.S. did great!
August 7 at 17:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  Volley ball, gymnastics, swimming & diving, archery, soccer, sculling & white water rafting are my favorites - no disappointments so far. Really impressed w/girls gymnastics.
August 8 at 07:12 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Did either of you watch women's bicycling yesterday? I never dreamed that those riders went so fast! 50MPH on some of those downhills! Holy smokes! And those chase cars and motorcycles were right on top of them. I was horrified that a rider might go down and car would run over her.

I'm rather enjoying the Olympics, but I always have, warts and all.

I used to follow some of the sports year-round, but don't any more, so the women's gymnasts are a real surprise. Since I don't follow it any more, I'm not familiar with the innuendo the commentators kept making about Gabby Douglas. Has she been in some kind of trouble? Simone Biles is quite a story. My hat's off to her grand parents.

I notice that the stadiums in the various venues are not filled to capacity. That's different.

I realize NBC isn't going to make disparaging comments about Rio, but the water looks better than I thought it would. At least the ocean that they are showing doesn't look like an open sewer.
August 8 at 10:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  I saw the girl cyclist crash, she was leading at the time. Have read the security checks at stadiums are very slow and many missed events. I'm enjoying the events so far and that's a good thing.
August 8 at 18:23 EST .

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   Gram77  I poke around on Facebook now and then. I ran across something that cracked me up and no one else may like it since I have a goofy sense of humor. So........a parent is vising her daughter and she asked the daughter for the newspaper. The daughter tells her mother that they no longer take a newspaper, that she should just use the IPad. The mother did and than commented that that fly never knew what hit him.
August 7 at 17:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  shared this one ; )
August 8 at 07:17 EST .

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   Gram77  Watched the Opening ceremonies in Rio tonight. I was a bit disappointed. Maybe I am getting old and fussy. And then again........
August 5 at 21:49 EST .



   FlatCityGirl  I was watching Vintage Flip on HGTV, but turned over twice to the Olympics during commercial breaks. There first time there was a bunch of black people dressed in pink, jukeing and jiving to rap music. I flipped back over to HGTV. The second time there was a bunch of black people dressed --half-dressed, in white, jukeing and jiving to rap music. I flipped back over to HGTV.

As I rule I watch the Olympics, summer and winter. I understand that the vast majority of the athletes are just kids who have worked and trained their entire lives for a chance to compete. They don't care about the politics, except where it influences the judging. But they just want to compete.

I may take a pass on this Olympics, except for a very few sports.
August 6 at 00:07 EST .

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   Gram77  Along with the jiving there was lots and lots of wild flashing lights. Nothing seemed to connect with anything. I have my favorites to watch and that will be swimming, women's beach volley ball and women's gymnastics. That's about it.
August 6 at 07:34 EST .

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   Tulsa  Good morning you two.

I watched the 2003 movie, The Italian Job and fast forwarded thru commercials. There were red, white and blue Mini Cooper's. I'm very patriotic.
August 6 at 09:39 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Swimming, men and women; diving, men and women; and gymnastics, men and women. That's about it for me.

You probably have it already, Gram, but if you don't, here's the link to the schedule:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/full-schedule
August 6 at 10:03 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Good morning Tulsa. Do you live there now? I spent growing up years in Tulsa --right on the edge of Tulsa. We lived in Creek County, and I went to school in Sapulpa. If you know where Oaks Country Club is, we lived about a half mile from there.
August 6 at 10:32 EST .

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   Tulsa  Good morning, FCG. We were TDY (Temporary Duty Yonder (military slang )for two years. I was so far out of my element in a city that large! It was laid out extremely well, which helped as I have a lousy sense of direction. I knew Albertson's Grocery and the dry cleaners...and the praying hands and the butcher shop and the post office. Oh and Bodean's seafood market. So nice getting fresh seafood in a landlocked state.

We visited Tahlequah, OK and saw the street signs in Cherokee. Beautiful little town.

We circled the Austin White House during the 2000 re-re-recounts of 2000 on our way to the Alamo, which gave me goosebumps...it feels like hallowed ground in the Alamo.

We stopped in Waco to visit the Texas Ranger Museum and there was a wonderful old cemetery behind the Museum. We loved Texas! and would move there in a heartbeat.

We also drove to OKC and toured the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Memorial. I cried. There was a big crowd and no one spoke. I'm tearing up now. It is so beautifully done. And the small chairs for the children ..no words.

We had some wonderful road trips while we were there. I knew nothing about posting and websites and ISP's in 2000. The first time I ever posted I was in Tulsa and used the place as a moniker. Just never changed it.

South Carolina is home.
August 6 at 12:49 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  When I think of South Carolina, I think of two things: Kiawah Island and South of the Border.
August 6 at 14:37 EST .

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   Fireball27  Man I'm getting so tired of this baloney from Obama and the liberals. Why wouldn't you want to be sure those who come to vote are legally allowed to do so, if you weren't going to cheat? Racism? Huh? You have to have I.D. to sign up for any government assistance. Or do they allow you to sign up without I.D.? I don't think so. Maybe the media will investigate this. But they are probably too busy reporting on Trump using a fork and knife on his fried chicken.(I do too, if it's greasy or too hot ) I hope someone will show the media and Obama the video of the lady that said she voted for Obama 6 times. Maybe that is what conservatives are talking about? Don't let them steal this election.
August 5 at 16:11 EST .

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   Fireball27  Well, well, I guess Mr. Khan of DNC convention fame is getting tired of the spotlight! I think a little digging into his past and present day activities have proved to make the heat a little tough to stand. I wonder if any of the media will report why Mr. Khan agreed to speak at the convention against Trump? "Money, money, money, its a rich mans world." Hat tip to ABBA.
August 2 at 01:09 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Trump just can't shut up.

This flap started because Trump can't control his mouth. He blabbed off and let the media set the narrative. At this point, the actual truth only matters to a few --like those of us here.

The Cruz bashing --that was a three day flap that Trump could have used for getting himself elected instead of running his mouth about an event --the Cruz non-endorsement, that has no bearing whatsoever on the election.

Now he's walked into this flap because he can't control his mouth, and once again, the media is smearing him. He's got no one to blame for this but Donald Trump. He gave the media the hammer so they're using it. It's what they do.

Idiotic hair and an uncontrolled blabber mouth is not a campaign for president. If he doesn't start actually campaigning for the office, we're all going to be addressing Mrs. Clinton as Madame President come January, 2017.
August 2 at 10:18 EST .


   MeiDei  Mr. Khan, an immigration lawyer, is a strong supporter of Sharia law. He has connections to the Clinton's &recently took his law firm's website off line .. this is a story hat has legs.
August 2 at 17:49 EST .

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   4Justice  Please...someone help me. What did Trump supposedly say to the Khans that was so horrible???? I know he made a comment that maybe the wife wasn't allowed to speak, but that doesn't sound insulting to me. So, what did I miss???
August 2 at 19:59 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  You didn't miss anything Justine . . . Trump was just making a point that "maybe" Muslim women have no voice, seeing as the Mother never spoke about the loss of her son . . . and, of course he's correct, they don't.
August 2 at 21:22 EST .

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   Fireball27  Mr. Khan is just another liberal hack, using his son's memory as a tool to attack Trump. Mr. Trump rightly pointed out the mom said nothing, and he wondered if she was allowed to speak, since she is a Muslim, and was wearing the headscarf as an obedient Muslim woman wears. The liberal media is trying to play this up to say Mr. Trump "attacked" the "Gold Star Family". Remember when they were trying to say Mr. Trump didn't care for women? Now they are attacking him for questioning how the wife of the speaker was treated. Mr. Trump is really going to give it to the media now! Get your popcorn now! This is going to be quite a show.
August 3 at 00:03 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  The truth doesn't matter.

The media has salted the earth with land mines and Trump stepped on one.

The vast majority of voters don't get their news or opinions at Lucianne and Hot Air and Breitbart, et al.

The vast majority of voters don't have a clue that the only two "fallen heros" that the Left has ever given a flip about are Cindy Sheehan's son, and the Muslim spawn of Mr. Khan and his silent wife.

If Hillary and her ilk can't use a dead soldier for political gain, they could care less about the soldier.

We know that. The average voter doesn't.

I just want Trump to get his mouth under control and campaign for the office of the presidency and stop responding to the Dangling Bait that the media drops in front of him.

I don't care if he goes after Hillary or any other Leftist in the strongest possible way, that what I want him to do. Just don't walk into any more traps that the Left sets for him.
August 3 at 08:58 EST .

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   Calvinesq  While I agree that Trump got trolled and should have not set himself on fire over this, the media is in full attack mode.

In other words, the media will find anything and blow it up to hurt Trump.

The big story on the local CBS news station is that Trump has another "controversy" for accepting the purple heart handed to him by a veteran. Khan is making hay out of this and the media is giving him full volume over Trump's draft deferments. Khan does not deserve a pass on any of this - but, he's not running for office. (Therefore, Trump should ignore him. )

While Trump needs to get better, it won't matter much given the media's proclivity to attack anything that will stop Hillary from taking the presidential oath of office.

We, here at Lucianne, can do little about it. I just hope the American people will see that the media is treating them as stooges in pursuing their agenda.
August 3 at 10:02 EST .

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   4Justice  Ok, thst what I thought. As I said on a post the other day, it's all hypocrisy from the left. It is a massive perception management and manipulation campaign, like they did with the TEA Parties and everything else (including the attacks on Cruz ). Unfortunately, Trump falls into their traps because they know exactly what buttons to push.
August 3 at 12:48 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I just want him to get on track and stay there.
August 3 at 16:47 EST .


   Balogreene  Me too FlatCityGirl. I hate reading my Facebook, my friends are conservatives, but so many family are blindly following Hillary, I want to scream.
August 4 at 17:50 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I don't know about anyone else, but I needed this toady.
   August 1 at 12:50 EST .

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   GO3  Me too.
August 1 at 22:40 EST .

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