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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  I don't know if rosefenn ever hangs out here (didn't it used to let us go to other users' walls? ). But I wanted to offer a word of thanks for posting on the mothersite today that piece about the sandhill cranes at their migration stopover on the Platte River.

The reason given for the post being closed was that it's not a news site.

Bull puckey.

The Omaha World Herald is Omaha's main newspaper. While not the biggest newspaper in the country, it is most definitely a news site. And I'm most definitely happy to see the reminder of how neat the Sand Hills of Nebraska can be during the crane migrations each year.
March 28 at 18:29 EST .

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   Kono  (I was remiss in leaving out a link to the story. Thanks again for the original post. )
March 28 at 18:55 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  (IHLG, picture on Faith Wall )
March 29 at 14:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  What does "IHLG" stand for?
March 30 at 10:26 EST .

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   Tulsa  I sorta know. Kevin? Vet poster (um...Cap68 ) who died, signed his comments that way. In His Loving Grip ? ...someone will correct me if I'm incorrect.
March 30 at 17:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Tulsa is correct. Kevin was a west coast editor of Luci for many years and signed his emails IHLG.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, complained and had him banned, at that point many posters quit. And some quit the Connection, when RakeKing was banned, for no apparent reason.
March 31 at 07:41 EST .

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   3XALADY  Just popped in on my way to start some household chores and thought I would say 'hey.' I'm the former Betty Jean, as ECNY knows. She so graciously offered me her home when I was in FL that year the hurricanes were chasing all of us. She mentioned Rake King and I am wondering if he is still with us. Seems I saw that he had been ill. He was so very nice and knew what I was talking about when I wrote about the scissor sharpener cart the guy would push on the streets in St. Louis all those years ago, with a bell clanging at a certain spot when the wheel turned. I've re-settled to Warrenton, MO to be close to niece who is my remaining family since I lost my DH last May. The sunshine has left my life and I'm trying to move on, but you will never know how you will handle it until you go thru it. I pop on here once in awhile just to see how things are going, on lucianne every morning. When I was packing for my move, I found the email where I signed up for lucianne dated August 1990. Or was it 2000? Can't remember but it was when AlGore was trying to steal the election from GWB. Thanking God every day for our president, but kind of disappointed in him the last couple of days for calling out the Freedom Caucus for their stand on the healthcare 'makeover'. Pffffffft on Paul Eddie Munster Ryan and all his cohorts on this bill.
March 31 at 13:10 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Heard from Rake at Christmas and he was doing well, had finally retired at 82. He was sad they had to sell the biz his parents started, and he called on Sam Walton, before the 5&10¢ store turned into Walmart, he has fantastic stories to tell and never should have been kicked off this site, GRRR. Hey Betty, DH just crossed into MO, told him to give you a wave !
March 31 at 13:58 EST .

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   3XALADY  Hey, Gurl! So glad to hear Rake is still up and going and I do remember his wonderful stories about their company. Did he not have kids to inherit? Or maybe the kids didn't want to inherit. I was reading on the Faith wall and so sorry to hear of your health issue. If I were still in Florida, I would be right over to take care of you as you go thru this. Bless your heart! An aside: I read somewhere that in an area of this country saying 'bless your heart' had a very bad meaning. But I ignore that as I've used it all my long life. Which side of MO is DH coming in on? I'm about an hour west (I think ) of St. Louis toward Kansas City, in the country. Haven't lived where I had to drive to get a gallon of milk in over 50 years but I guess I'll live. Just thankful my sweet niece wanted to bother with me in my old age. She has a 4 year old (I pray for patience! ) and a 4 month old so life is not boring. I am in the lower level of her beautiful atrium home on 15 acres. Spring is springing and I'm getting anxious to start planting spring bulbs for next year's bloom. I got used to having blooms all year in Florida and missed them after I moved at the end of September. Hoping DH has a safe trip until you see him again, and God bless you with speedy healing. I've reconnected with a friend who has battled lymphoma and she said it wasn't easy. God bless you, friend.
March 31 at 14:48 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Wehll, Bless your Heart can be sarcastic when dealing with morons, but it is good between friends. Bill's grandkids have other professions.
There are many kinds of lymphoma, my Dad had it for 14 yrs, but mine is a B-Cell Low grade stage 4,so no cure, remission for 5 yrs is the best they have to offer right now. Chemo Starts 4/11.
DH is on his way to Nebraska Furniture, Kansas City,Kansas then will be home for me the 10th.
His Schneider hub is Atlanta and with the hwy collapse, the unbearable traffic will be beyond words.
March 31 at 15:25 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I'm very glad RK is still kicking. I hope he's still checking in, I send my best wishes. We had some good times and I wish he were still posting.
March 31 at 20:35 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Here's a pic that ran in sfgate today showing President Momjeans giving his final Christmas tribute to the troops. Noting the practically-flaming look he sports, and the quasi-disgusted look on Mooch, I thought it might be good "Caption This" fodder...
   December 26 at 23:31 EST .

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   GO3  Zippy: Excuse me, I've got to go potty.
Mooch: You already did.
December 28 at 07:42 EST .

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   Kono  With the end of my Presidency, I've agreed with Michelle that we will change places. We have a bet between us about whose two terms will wind up being better. I fooled her, though; because I actually WANT to be Ethel Merman for a week, so I'm hoping her 8 years as President will be better than mine were.
January 21 at 16:11 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  One of the things I had HOPEd would CHANGE during Obama's time in office was the way the First Couple seemed to have no use for carrying themselves in public with the dignity befitting the leaders of this country (much less the leaders of the world, as some spoke of Barry and Mooch ). I see this stuff and it projects pandering rather than projecting pride and strength.
   November 11 at 13:39 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  It is in their DNA
November 14 at 21:21 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Blessings to y'all on this day before official election day.

Today's the second time in a week I can recall seeing the political cartoonist whose work is featured on the mother site's must-reads (today's panel attached to this post ). Can anybody tell me what those cheek buttons are supposed to be on the Hillary portrayal? So many of the political cartoons feature praiseworthy caricatures of her; but this one looks vaguely like a ventriloquist's dummy to me, and I wondered whether I was the only one who got that impression...

   November 7 at 16:01 EST .

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   Tulsa  Dood! those are ear bobs!

And that's Robert Ariail. He's 'famous' in South Carolina (my home state ). He's award winning. But, he is also often infuriatingly liberal ...and then again he is sometime brilliant.

It's the strangest thing.

I read him daily at GoComics only bc I read him daily at home when we took The State paper. It was like reading Lewis Grizzard. A daily must.
November 7 at 17:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good for you, Tulsa, recognizing Hillary Clinton's ever-present button earrings. She never dangles. ; )
November 8 at 08:21 EST .

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   Kono  Thanks, y'all. I had never noticed that before, SC.
November 10 at 19:36 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Wasn't this site supposed to be a place where the "salon, not saloon" restrictions of the mother site were relaxed a bit and we could 'speak' our minds more freely?

Why is an ordinary word that's not even censored on network TV ('a s s' ) censored here, then? "Bad word" myass.

November 2 at 12:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  We are not supposed to talk with or to each other at

We can and do here. That is where the rules are relaxed, not where language is concerned, as far as I know.

Anyone else have additional information?
November 2 at 23:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  The same filter applies to both the main forum and The Connection. There are not two filters.
November 3 at 05:36 EST .

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   Kono  I'm sure I've used a s s dozens of times on the mother site without any filter complaining. Whatever. I'll just have to imagine kids are present every time I want to say something here, golly gee fiddlesticks.
November 3 at 12:48 EST .

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   Kono  (but thanks for the clarification, anyway )
November 3 at 12:50 EST .

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   Kono  Here is the 'toon of which I inquired in August, and found the answer in September. It seems the political cartoonist is Henry Payne.
   October 29 at 16:13 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Does anybody recall the Must-Reads cartoon this last week featuring a media guy echoing loudly the familiar "America keeps blacks from making it" refrain, while whispering to the 8 or so U.S. gold medalists (smiling in triumph ), "you guys are making this awkward", or something like that?

I loved that cartoon and meant to save it but didn't get it in time, and now I can't figure out which cartoonist's archives to search for it. Did anybody catch that one?
   August 28 at 21:48 EST .

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   Gram77  I saw that and thought it was great but I can't remember who the cartoonist is was. Sorry.
August 29 at 09:45 EST .

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   Kono  I did manage to track down this one and never did follow up on this to reflect that. Not possible to attach it images to replies, only to initial posts (!? ), so will post a new comment for that.
October 29 at 16:07 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  "You almost won the nomination, just by promising more and more free s--t?"
"Yeah! But you got a blank ream of paper enacted simply by promising they could keep their doctor if they like him?"

(Image taken from sfgate's home page this a.m. where it came with no credits or attribution )

   June 9 at 21:35 EST .

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   Miss Lamb Chop  Love this! How about O: "Did you see her in that pantsuit? Woof!" B: "And that cackle, Oh my God!
June 10 at 10:13 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is the cartoon panel of the day on lcom right now. I love it.
I'm not familiar with the artist. The name looks like 'lisa', but there's there's no 'lisa' in Wikipedia's world list of political cartoonists. Could someone help me out, please?

   December 5 at 04:04 EST .

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She is Lisa Benson.
December 5 at 05:42 EST .

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   Kono  Thanks! You made this ugly cat purr.
December 8 at 18:50 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Just wanted to take advantage of the break between Christmas Eve Masses to wish everybody here a very Merry Christmas. May you have a joy-filled season and a blessed new year.
   December 25 at 01:02 EST .

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   Kono posted on Main Page The Lobby  Thought this might provide a few chuckles. A friend emailed it to me yesterday.
   April 13 at 02:00 EST .

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   Mike PHX  "Ah, so..Cyndie escape my plepah, plepah...
April 13 at 03:28 EST .

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