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   Daisymay  Gram, you are certainly expected to get more of the Storm that we are. We live about 60 miles west of Orlando (The Villages ) so we'll get the outer bands of rain and wind. I didn't make any changes other than taking down a few decorative hangings on the front Porch. Actually, we really need the Rain, so I'm hoping we get more than what they are predicting! Stay safe!
13 hours ago .

   Gram77  Short Story: About a foot and a half of water that runs from the back of our lot all the way over to the street behind us.

About an in the screened porch

Just enough to cover our shoes in the car port

And it continues to rain

Our mobile home sits about 3 feet off the ground

No shelters were open today, will see what tomorrow brings

Thanks for thinking of hubby and me.
9 hours ago .

   Gram77  That's supposed to be an inch in the porch.
9 hours ago .

   Tulsa  My best friend in the entire world lives in Ormond Beach. (Very near Daytona. ) She calls it a flip flop community. heh I flew down for a week long visit in the late 90's.

We lived across from each other in Charleston, SC in the early to mid 80's. When she moved back to FL, it broke my heart. She was my shopping, go out to lunch, sit on the porch and rock while drinking tea friend. All of you are in my prayers.
8 hours ago .

   Gram77  Good morning friends. I am up super early. Hubby and I live in the Tampa Bay area and if any of you are following the latest weather reports on a fairly large tropical depression you know we are going to get plenty wet by Thursday. For the first time in years we will be moving outdoor items into the screened porch. They will still get wet but they won't be blowing all over the neighborhood.
Yesterday at 05:26 EST .

   StormCnter  Stay safe, Gram.
Yesterday at 05:33 EST .

   MeiDei  Certainly hope it won't be as bad as some report, but rest assured you are included (along w/my FL relatives & friends ) in my prayers. Stay safe.
Yesterday at 05:34 EST .

   Tulsa  I pray the Lord takes the wind out of Tropical Depression Nine. ...that all life and property is spared harm. In Jesus name.
Yesterday at 09:56 EST .

   MeiDei  Amen.
Yesterday at 11:06 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Phooey is not far from you Gram, and he hasn't checked in here or at The Pond, hope he is OK. We have had a lot of wind, some rain but not bad, can't figure out why Central Florida is passing out sand bags. Maybe Shep Smith is down here crying or something.
PS: glad you got a kick out of the critter pics.
Yesterday at 19:47 EST .

   Safetydude  Wednesday morning in SWF(about an hour south of Tampa, down I-75 )and so far we have only had a rain event, no storm or strong winds.
I think we dodged it.
15 hours ago .

   Safetydude  Wednesday evening in SWF. Still raining. Some local flooding, but nothing in our community, yet.
We'll see what happens overnight and tomorrow.
3 hours ago .

   StormCnter  For Kono: The cartoonist is Henry Payne and here is the cartoon you are looking for.
   Monday at 09:58 EST .

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   Kono  Ah, yes. God bless you, and many thanks for the assist!
Monday at 10:50 EST .

   Tulsa  Great job, StormC. I searched last night and found oodles of cartoon's referencing the O's, but not the one Kono mentioned. I remembered seeing it.

Again, excellent job.
Monday at 12:14 EST .

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   Fireball27  Alright, this is what it is all about. People who work hard to accomplish something, no matter what color, will succeed or at least raise themselves up because of their effort.
Monday at 15:32 EST .

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   Kono  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?
Sunday at 21:48 EST .

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

   MeiDei  If you haven't registered to vote for a fashion statement, ck out her entry for this week's "Catty Talk/Walk" ..... print, windowpane seersucker & polka dot shoes
   August 26 at 07:58 EST .

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   StormCnter  That truly does look like "homemade". Not home-sewn, not home-fashioned, not hand-tailored, but a first year home economics sewing project. I think it's just awful.
August 26 at 09:08 EST .

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   GO3  I think I had a lab coat like that once.
August 26 at 09:25 EST .

   MeiDei  I have o wonder - if this is what is shown - what is it hiding?
August 26 at 09:31 EST .

   Gram77  In the past 2 days I have been running into comments concerning her health and periodic coughing spells when speaking. Then on Lucianne a person commented that her best friend has Lupus and what is being described is similar to her friend's symptoms for Lupus. Now, I'm fully aware that tons of things good, bad and indifferent are going to begin to appear all over the place. I personally have no opinions yet concerning her health, but I do think the design of her clothing is anything but fashionable. It does make one wonder what is going on.
August 26 at 09:49 EST .

   Verdantheart  I am wondering if this was a group effort type of fashion statement-- made by a specific charity that Hillary endorses? It's the type of statement Dems make--seems like Jackie had textiles in her NYC apt made by Bobby Kennedy supporters in Harlem or some place similar. Could explain the departure from her usual rainbow color scheme.
August 26 at 15:16 EST .

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I don't care for this look, tho I have mixed small prints, stripes, dots etc after seeing Mondo Guerra's work on Season 8 of Project Runway.

Mondo came in 2nd in Season 8 as the winner's line was more commercial. Design mentor (Tim Gunn ) 'make it work' was livid. Mondo was robbed!
August 26 at 17:43 EST .

   Gram77  I clearly remember this and I wasn't happy about the decision either.
August 26 at 21:17 EST .

   Tulsa  Gram, I'm relieved you knew I don't care for hill's outfit, but loved what Mondo did. He is totally unique and I'm happy to see he made it.

I've forgotten the name of the winner, but not Mondo's.

Project Runway is mindless entertainment. Fun stuff, imo.

On another fashion note, I've seen old Tracy/Hepburn movies and always loved Hepburn's wide, straight leg trousers and flats with cropped tops and sweaters. Smart looking and comfortable.

hill has the money to buy haute couture, but not the figure for it. That 'top' she's wearing looks like a housecoat.

And she is definitely ill, imo. I do think some of the over animation is her attempt to be more likable, but it just reads as strange.
August 26 at 23:11 EST .

   Kono  Wow. Is that top cammies to make her harder for the FBI to track, or just really unfashionable jammies? Or is it her reinterpretation of the Deng nee Mao jacket?
Sunday at 22:26 EST .

   BirdsNest  If I was a major designer there is no way I would want her in any rag with my name attached. She looks awful in anything. And this is one of her worst choices. Maybe she has a "magic mirror" that makes her think she looks good.
Monday at 09:25 EST .

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   Fireball27  I hope the Trump people look at this site. If they do I have a suggestion for them. If, as the old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words" please have Mr. Trump show pictures of the rotten democrat run cities in America. Show the pictures of the ILLEGALS smuggling drugs across the border. Show the absolute mess the ILLEGALS leave behind where they have crossed the border. Ask the greenies how they like seeing that mess! Start showing what we are actually talking about.
I once saw two pictures side by side. You were to look at the pictures and tell which one was bombed by an atomic bomb. One of the cities was American, and the other was in Japan. One of the cities was Detroit. Guess which one looked like a bomb hit it? Start showing pictures NOW!
August 23 at 15:45 EST .

   Fireball27  Something else I've been thinking about. Why isn't the main stream media asking Obama what he thinks of the Hillary running of the State Dept.? You know, how he told her not to involve the Clinton Foundation with his administration, and she did it anyway? Call out the media, again for not doing their job. They can't have an answer other than they don't think it matters. Call them out!
August 25 at 15:22 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The picture on Drudge of HRC is the worst one I
have ever seen of her. Need eye bleach, quick!!
August 22 at 19:28 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Of course that picture is no longer there but if you saw it you certainly would remember it. Maybe Trump should use that IS pretty scary. Most Presidents age quickly once in office, can you imagine what SHE would look like. Ewwwww.
August 24 at 06:23 EST .

   Safetydude  Go to
ands open your eyes one at a time...
If that link doesn't work the picture is on the August 23rd edition. You can find it in the Drudge Archives.
August 24 at 10:44 EST .

   Gram77  Just watched the 5pm news. Lochte and 3 other swimmers may have problems. They were ordered not to leave the country, however, all the boys are already back in the U.S. More and more questions are being asked and there is talk about the robbery being false both on national news and on the internet. I thought something didn't ring right from the very beginning. Lochte has a lawyer and has said Lochte will be available for questioning. Again I say ummmmmmmm.
August 17 at 16:59 EST .

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   Gram77  Saw something on MSNBC this morning. I think the reporter was Billy Bush. He had a quick chance to talk Lochte (I think this morning ), this I cannot swear to but the interesting thing was he took Lochte aside near the beach and asked him about the robbery. The reporter's take on the short talk was that he thought Lochte was unusually calm while describing episode. Then the reporter said that some sort of an official approached them and said to Lochte, "Ryan, we talked about this." and immediately took Lochte away. The Olympic officials are saying that this did not happen. Ummmmmm.
August 15 at 10:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  There are several media sources saying the cops can't find evidence of the robbery. Here is one from Sports Illustrated. Puzzling.
August 17 at 06:39 EST .

   Gram77  Thanks, Storm. The article you suggested makes perfect sense. Frankly, I'll be glad when the Olympians are back in their respective countries all safe and sound.
August 17 at 10:21 EST .

   Gram77  Just saw breaking news on Lucianne. Apparently Lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gun point while out celebrating. If in fact this is correct, I have to say I'm surprised that something like this took this long to happen. I've been looking around on the internet but can't find anything concrete. Maybe this will be on the evening news.
August 14 at 16:42 EST .

   Tulsa  Saw article at Drudge this am. Middle column. Link:

Probably also at Fox News.
August 14 at 18:56 EST .

   Fireball27  Said to have been in a taxi that was stopped by people in police uniforms. Had a gun pressed against his forehead. Too bad they didn't try to rob the judo team!
August 15 at 00:45 EST .

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