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   Escaped commieny  On a lighter note, Christmas lights ! GRRR Put up the pre-lite artificial tree last night, out of four strands only one worked. Didn't have time to sit and plug/unplug each little squirt bulb. Took the wire cutters and removed the blasted things. It is going outside as a decoration by the fence and hit Lowe's early am for a new pre-lite tree, good grief, even with a Military discount is was a weeks groceries. Bah humbug, it better last 10 years.
9 hours ago .

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   Straitpath  We are having an epidemic of suicides amongst young people in our area. Many are because of drug addictions. I think it is time for all out shooting bombing war on drug dealers. They cause so much misery.
December 12 at 18:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  I know some who have tried, or thought of it. And I know nothing to do to prevent it. Most I knew were not drugs, but were depression, there has never been an answer, only prayer.
December 12 at 20:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Our best friend was a suicide, will never know just what was the final straw. He survived Tet'68 and went on to get his masters in Divinity at age 65. He was a west coast editor for the mothership. The military personal that are committing this daily is heart breaking, so many are so young in years but old in life's traumas, these men had a lot to give society, the drug addicts, not so much. Our cap had 9 pages of L-dotter memories and a 2 disc DVD from his memorial.
December 15 at 19:48 EST .

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   Gerty  First: Apologies to anyone who is a fan of the current female part of "Fox and Friends"--Elizabeth H.

I don't know about Elizabeth's performance on The View because I never watched the program. But, try as I may, I cannot watch this young woman for any length of time! She is soooo ill-at-eased! To me, it is like watching someone act in two second pauses--as if she is mentally reviewing WHAT she said and HOW she said it! Drives me to distraction each and every time. After being away for some weeks, she returned refreshed, airy and her performance just flowed......a few days later....at it again.

I had to give up watching Fox & Friends in the morning. Now I spend the time wondering why I seem to be the only one who has this opinion! :- )
November 29 at 09:07 EST .

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   Straitpath  I watch only Fox on t v except sports shows. The commentators are an interesting bunch. There are a few stars. I like Megan, Bill, Greg Gutfield, Brett, Krautheimer, Miller.
November 29 at 15:06 EST .

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   Bettijo  Gerty, I agree. I don't watch Fox & Friends anymore either. In fact, I rarely watch Bill O'Reilly either now. I like Brett Baier(sp? ) a lot better. Wonder if they will move him to prime time?
December 5 at 09:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  I took this pet peeve into my own hands today. I work at home Monday and Friday. Today (Monday ), I decided to go shopping part way through the day. Three was not a good time to go, but, I soldiered on. Part way up the road there was a school zone, and a cop car. I slowed to as close to 25 as I could hold it. A black SUV came up in the left lane, unable to hold it at all. After the school zone she pulled in front of me with her Mary Kay information splashed all over her back window, and slowed down to 10 mph below the limit. I went where I was going, and when I left, noticed her car. I drove out, never seeing her, until she pulled into the space behind me at the grocery store. She must have gone pretty fast to get there right behind me, as I was the last one through two lights.
At the door to the grocery store I confronted her. Told her what she had done, cutting me off. How it had totally put me off anything to do with Mary Kay, cause she is an idiot. She said she hadn't realized she had done it. I said I was the Miata you cut off and forced to brake with your huge SUV. Then, you went slower than I was going when you pulled in front. She said "Thank you for calling attention, I will be more careful". I told her she was still an idiot, who shouldn't advertise as such.
November 17 at 20:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  I feel the same way about people with "fish", or "I am a Christian", or a company name on their vehicle. If you can't obey the law, don't advertise who you are.
November 17 at 20:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  Balo, I hear you. I always know I shouldn't get involved, but sometimes I can't stand it. When I saw a 30-ish woman yelling at an elderly lady in the post office parking lot, I went to the older woman's defense. Of course, the yeller simply included me in her rant which had something to do with a parking space. I helped the older woman into the post office and returned to see the tantrum-thrower driving out. Of course, on her back bumper was a sticker "Honk if you love Jesus".
November 22 at 07:32 EST .

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   Gerty  I dislike the feeling that there is no way to relieve Obama of his presidential powers (both real and imagined )!
November 17 at 08:18 EST .

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   Gram77  I have talked about this before but since then my pet peeve has turned into a bit of anger. About a week ago (maybe longer ) in Orlando, a mother, her very young baby and her 4 year old boy crossed in the middle of a rather dark street and all were struck by a car. They were all rushed to the hospital. Mom and boy are still in the hospital and the baby died. I am heart broken that she lost her baby and I don't want to see anyone injured so......why, why do people choose to not walk the short distance to a traffic light and a cross walk?
November 15 at 08:15 EST .

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   Gram77  I must make a correction. Orlando is incorrect, it was the Tampa area. Sorry.
November 15 at 09:37 EST .

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   Balogreene  That scares me, I see it all the time, and they are often crossing with no streetlights, so they can't be seen at night. I feel sorry for the person who hit them, what a burden to carry.
November 15 at 10:19 EST .

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   Gerty  People who use their children to inflict emotional pain on others. This usually takes the form of depriving relatives from being a part of the children's lives.

What kind of a person who, upon receiving the final decree of divorce, holds a funeral for the departed parent in the dining room of their home? (I kid you not! )

How about returning unopened Christmas gifts to a grandfather who hand-made toys for the children?

Of course, if we are dealing with pedophiles and physically abusive parents and grandparents, there is real reason for blocking them out. But petty squabbles?
November 15 at 01:46 EST .

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   Gram77  This happened in my family. My sister-in-law and husband lost their youngest daughter and a 6 months old baby was left without a mother. The baby's father moved away immediately after the funeral and left no address. (too bad there were no computer yet ) My sister-in-law shopped for her grandson for each and every Christmas and waited. My sister-in-law died years later and in the attic they found all those presents. Gerty, you bring up a sad but all too often happening in families.
November 15 at 10:57 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Does Microsoft sell our info? I have been bombarded with calls from "private number" and the person on the other end is definitely in India and claims to be calling on behalf of MS. I lost it the other morning when they woke me up (I was still sleeping due to the flu! ) and screamed that I'm on do not call list and to lose my bleeping number. I've thought about buying a call blocking system, but will it work if there's no number listed on the caller ID? Some of these callers will call 5-6 times a day from a different number every time.

Any ideas would be welcomed!
October 29 at 22:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's a scam - they tell you you have a terrible virus, worm or other and then they try to sell you their services to correct it. I think this group was once affiliated with a security company i.e., MacAfee or Norton. My guess is they left and took customer info with them.
October 30 at 12:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  A SunTrust Bank ad. Mom died after 53 years of marriage, poor dad, in that big house all alone. We have two kids and a small house, so I called SunTrust Bank, they gave me a loan, now we are building an addition so dad can move in.
Am I the only one who sees a problem with this. Why didn't they move into dad's "big" house. Or, why didn't they sell dad's house and use the money to add to theirs? Is everyone an idiot?
October 24 at 17:39 EST .

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   Gerty  Silly Miss Balogreen---those ads are for low-info guys! : )
October 25 at 14:51 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Answer to your last question,YES.
October 25 at 17:34 EST .

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   StarFire  Maybe they don't want to take the kids out of better schools where they live. Or maybe they don't want the longer commute to work from dad's house. Maybe they can rent out dad's place for more than the cost of the addition.

Lots of missing details.
October 28 at 17:06 EST .

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   Balogreene  Starfire, I agree. I live in the DC area, we are all feeling the Government/Military budget cuts, so many people I know have lost jobs, or gone part time. Taking a loan to move dad in with you seems drastic. My grandmother lived with us until just before she died. Our house has mom and dad's stuff, my stuff, my sister's stuff, and my gram's stuff. But the point is we did it. We are family.
October 30 at 19:45 EST .

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   Surfhut  Two of my neighbors have their Christmas lights up. It isn't even Halloween!
October 19 at 07:12 EST .

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   Gram77  Yeah, your neighbor and every store I've been in!! Which takes me to nostalgia. As a kid the big day in my life was the trip from our farm to Akron, Ohio the day after Thanksgiving to see the decorated store windows. THEN it was Christmas.
October 19 at 09:45 EST .

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   Gerty  Not to mention the other end, MissSurfhut. People who take the lights down Christmas Day!
October 19 at 13:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I wish folks wouldn't rush the season. I do love Christmas lights. We don't decorate or give gifts but we try to celebrate the real reason behind it all.
October 19 at 19:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  We haven't taken our tree down yet. My sister won't let me touch it, and she's autistic, so things get put off. Last year the tree barely got decorated, cause she took so long to get the decorations out. Well, they are all still out, so maybe, this year, we'll get everything done! Merry Christmas all!
October 20 at 20:53 EST .

  22 people like this.



   Ole buzzard  I may put Christmas lights up before Thanksgiving, but they won't be lit up until AFTER Thanksgiving!
October 21 at 01:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have an evergreen (20' long ) garland swag over my front door that has red, white, green & blue lights intertwined. At Christmas the red, green & white lights are lit. On Memorial Day & the 4th of July the red, white & blue lights are on. It surprises me when someone comments on my laziness at not removing it; so I'm left with 2 options: I can let it bother me or I can celebrate with a glass of wine. What would you choose? : ) Me Too!
October 21 at 14:41 EST .

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