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Author: Raine    Date: 03/17/2008 12:39:58

Top of the Morning everyone. 'Tis St Patricks Day!

We maight be dying the blog green today, but until we get the logistics worked out, please sit back and pour y'rself a nice morning toddy, and break out yer derbies.

And please, if ya know what good f'r ya, instead of just wear'n a bit O' the Green today, try to be a little more green period! I'll be back shortly, in the mean time, Slainte!
http://monkeyshines.nfshost.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/foi-tribalsm.jpg

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and on with the show!......

Looking for Osama and they found Spitzer. How convenient.
Uninteneed Consquences; From Newsweek:
The Patriot Act gave the FBI new powers to snoop on suspected terrorists. In the fine print were provisions that gave the Treasury Department authority to demand more information from banks about their customers' financial transactions. Congress wanted to help the Feds identify terrorist money launderers. But Treasury went further. [...]

Another element of the formulas: whether an account holder was a "politically exposed person." At first focused on potentially crooked foreign officials, the PEP lists expanded to include many U.S. politicians and public officials who were conceivably vulnerable to corruption.

I wonder how many of these politicians are republican and how many are democrat. We already have discovered that our Department of Justice is tainted. That another Democratic Governor is in jail.... How many other cases do we have like this?

The very idea that we are considering our own people, politicians as PEP's because the Government says so because of the patriot act, is something that seems to be wrought with Corruption. The law was written for one thing, and now it is being used as a dragnet for anything the feds think is suspicious, including politicians.

Remember when cases needed to be built upon evidence and investigation? Well thanks to this administration and those that passed the patriot act, it is no more. Innocent until proven guilty no longer matters. Eliot Spitzer got caught while we were supposed to be finding Osama Bin Laden.

And... if you think for one minute the president is telling you the truth that the NSA only spies on foreigners, and only to get the terra-ists™I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Those wiretaps will eventually, if they have not already been so, used to dragnet regular Americans. We are no longer innocent until proven guilty. Eliot Spitzer now knows all too well.

Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. It is time we Americans drove our own snakes out of Washington.
:peace: and
Raine O' Martinio ;)

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Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 13:00:24
Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 13:05:59
Quote by Shane-O:

Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...


Might I suggest creating a blog entry for this so that the info is easier to find in the future? We could also use it to comment on the progress of the teams and who was "winning"...

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:08:31
Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 13:13:52
Quote by starling310:

Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



*ahem*... I believe that's "gits"

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:15:59
Oo! Oo! I watched that too Jim! :clap:

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:16:56
Quote by BobR:

Quote by starling310:

Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



*ahem*... I believe that's "gits"




Mah bad.... :nerd:

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:17:47
Wait a minute, doesn't family values mean "standing by your man," regardless if they cheat on you, beat you, etc??

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:20:15
Yes. . . family values is making your husband "feel like a man."







: takes a deep breath :





ARE YOU PEOPLE F*CKING KIDDIN ME!!!!!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:24:52
Bloggie updated!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:26:30
Wow, We are green for the day! Woohoo!

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 13:27:21
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Shane-O:

Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...


Might I suggest creating a blog entry for this so that the info is easier to find in the future? We could also use it to comment on the progress of the teams and who was "winning"...




No prob - I'll do it later today and leave it to you all to put it in the "proper" place on the page...



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:37:00
Shane-o You can just start a blog entry of your own with the link and the flaven! Good morning again everyone!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:38:56
Kevin Actually stood up Momma?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:39:37
Did I kill the blog?

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:39:48
Good morning everyone.



So Kevin was all talk and no action. Maybe Momma needs to come back to DC on a certain weekend in April. :P





And anyone heard from ShelaghC? She hasn't been around the last few days.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:40:28
I don't know if he should have stayed in. . . I think ALL of them should RESIGN!



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:41:00
WoW My German Ancestry is feeling a little green this morning :)



But while the Irish only have a day for the drink the Germans have near a month.



Morning all! :hug:

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:41:37
Cheney is in IRaq, and BTW... SO is McCain.





Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:45:20
:( Abba Drummer found dead in Spain File this one under undignified deaths:
A former member of the Swedish pop group Abba has been found dead at his home in Spain.



Ola Brunkert, a drummer who played on all the band's albums, is believed to have bled to death from a throat wound after crashing through a glass door or window.



The 62-year-old managed to walk outside to seek help but died in his garden, according to police sources on the island of island of Mallorca. There is no suggestion of foul play.


Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:45:35
Good morning Mala.





And now we have a green blog.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:48:19
Quote by Raine:

:( Abba Drummer found dead in Spain File this one under undignified deaths:
A former member of the Swedish pop group Abba has been found dead at his home in Spain.



Ola Brunkert, a drummer who played on all the band's albums, is believed to have bled to death from a throat wound after crashing through a glass door or window.



The 62-year-old managed to walk outside to seek help but died in his garden, according to police sources on the island of island of Mallorca. There is no suggestion of foul play.






:huh:





Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:48:20
I agree



We seem to time and time again allow for this kind of behaviour from well, republicans it seems and well, I think you know what I mean. This is just bullshit that Vitter and Craig are still in office. Bullsite! HARUMPH!

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:51:20
So, for the poll. How many voted for Easter for the candy and how many voted for St. Patrick's Day for the drinking?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:51:25
That pastor said NOTHING wrong.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:52:22
Ok - I have personal news this morning.



Two years ago I was very excited that mom got what we thought was a great job at a contracting office with really good pay. She's been going a great job for those two years for want turns out is a psycho boss. This woman throws things, slams stuff around including her door, makes snotty comments within earshot of the person she's trying to cut down and generally over the last month has been nitpicking mom to the point she is a ball of stress, second guessing everything she does and we even drove out her office on sunday to triple check something she did on friday.



We talked about it all weekend and the whole situation has been nothing but stressing the whole house out for about month. Which is why I haven't been really talkative the last week.



Anyway - this morning mom gave her two weeks notice. She has no fall back for a job, this is probably one of the biggest risks she's ever taken. So I'm hoping everyong will keep us in their prayers or good wishes for her to find a good job with good people.



Oh - and I'm still going to the DC thing in April! :)

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:53:31
Slavery ended? But, Laura Ingrahm just said that I, as a woman, should marry a man and do ANYTHING he wants. . .

Oh, that wouldn't count? Or. . .



:star:ling understands that the analogy isn't precise, but. . .

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:54:57
Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:55:01
I want John McCain to sever all ties with John Hagee!

He is a doomsday rapturist for gawds sake!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:57:11
Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:58:50
I want our cuntry to sever all ties with GEORGE DUBYA BUSH!!!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:59:56
Oh man, Mala. That really sucks. I assume there was no recourse, but it REALLY sucks to have a psyco boss.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:04:43
I think the green is slowing down the blog.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:06:34
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



I guess it's better in DC than in New York. I have seen that apparently WUSA seems to always be looking for people.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:06:48
Quote by Raine:

Oh man, Mala. That really sucks. I assume there was no recourse, but it REALLY sucks to have a psyco boss.




Ya, neither of us has ever come across that before. It was to the point I thought she could have a heart attack or stroke plus her smoking had doubled since this all started happening.



There is something better out there and it's a little scary to make this jump but I think we're going to be okay.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:08:16
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



I guess it's better in DC than in New York. I have seen that apparently WUSA seems to always be looking for people.






I mean it's still a little tight but it looks to be like more people are hiring still around here.

Comment by velveeta jones on 03/17/2008 14:10:25
Morning all! Love the green. I'll be in lurk mode today (sorry I seem to be doing that lately - but I have a big landscaping project and rocks being delivered today).



Anywho -Shane-O: I'll be skipping the Basketball thingy- but if'n you have one for BASEBALL - count Velveeta IN!!



Mala - So sorry to read about your Mom's troubles with her boss. Does the boss have a boss over her? If so, then your Mom should really go and talk with that boss -IMO. I wish her (and you) all the best, it is tough out there.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 14:12:39
OMG!!! I really wish my Condo Association would inform me AHEAD OF TIME, when worker men, are going to be walking around on my roof!!!!! I have windows up there into my bedroom. It just feels invasive.





Mala...sorry about your mum. Sounds like she is making the decision that will be better for her health, so I hope it'll work out.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:18:12
Quote by velveeta jones:

Morning all! Love the green. I'll be in lurk mode today (sorry I seem to be doing that lately - but I have a big landscaping project and rocks being delivered today).



Anywho -Shane-O: I'll be skipping the Basketball thingy- but if'n you have one for BASEBALL - count Velveeta IN!!



Mala - So sorry to read about your Mom's troubles with her boss. Does the boss have a boss over her? If so, then your Mom should really go and talk with that boss -IMO. I wish her (and you) all the best, it is tough out there.






Ideally that would be the thing to do. First off Mom hates comfrontation. Second the person over her boss is her VP hubby, so she didn't feel like she had anywhere to go.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:20:06
Quote by starling310:

OMG!!! I really wish my Condo Association would inform me AHEAD OF TIME, when worker men, are going to be walking around on my roof!!!!! I have windows up there into my bedroom. It just feels invasive.





Mala...sorry about your mum. Sounds like she is making the decision that will be better for her health, so I hope it'll work out.







Thanks. Her health is the most important thing. I'm positive it's going to work out for the better.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 14:22:45
Her husband is her boss? ! ? !

That seems a tad inappropriate. . . for this very reason.



Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:24:13
Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:26:44
Quote by starling310:

Her husband is her boss? ! ? !

That seems a tad inappropriate. . . for this very reason.





Her husband is one of the company's VP's. Plus she is good friends with one of the other VP's. She would have stayed if it weren't for this woman who wasn't willing to train mom in the job she was hired to do and put an incredible amount of stress on her.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:27:25
Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 14:30:58
Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 14:34:13
Quote by livingonli:

I think the green is slowing down the blog.


:huh: How do you figure THAT?

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:34:25
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



At least we got that worked out. It looks like we could have a really big group. WE might be too big to have Raintinis in Bob and Raine's room.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:35:02
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

I think the green is slowing down the blog.


:huh: How do you figure THAT?


About a half-hour ago, it was taking a long time to refresh. IT seems fine now, though,

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:38:10
Quote by Raine:

Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:




I'm glad you three are okay though!



Comment by m-hadley on 03/17/2008 14:38:25
Quote by Raine:

Bloggie updated!




Top O'the Mornin' to Everybody,

Thanks for the green blog Raine, and Shane-O, I'll try to get to my brackets later today. I put a March Madness post up on my blog yesterday - please feel free to check it out =) The Hoosiers got a tought draw (Arkansas in the first round - eeeek!), but I'll probably have them beating UNC (hope dies hard ) Take care everyone and don't drink too much green beer - Happy St. Paddy's Day



Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:39:20
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



At least we got that worked out. It looks like we could have a really big group. WE might be too big to have Raintinis in Bob and Raine's room.




Then we will find other places to have them :D



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 14:45:43
This caller is indeed correct. Wer have an angry Black man, and yes, america doesn't seem to know what to do with that.



Seriously where is the outrage over the people that are supporting John McCain?



Hell, if we are going to be judgedby what the people we know, care about and even love, then I would be considered one of the most vile people you know.



Zeitgiest, yup, that is the word of the day. Thanks to that caller.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 14:45:51
Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by Raine:

Bloggie updated!




Top O'the Mornin' to Everybody,

Thanks for the green blog Raine, and Shane-O, I'll try to get to my brackets later today. I put a March Madness post up on my blog yesterday - please feel free to check it out =) The Hoosiers got a tought draw (Arkansas in the first round - eeeek!), but I'll probably have them beating UNC (hope dies hard ) Take care everyone and don't drink too much green beer - Happy St. Paddy's Day



Cheers,

mfaye


You're CRAZY faye! But good luck to all!!



Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 14:46:07
Quote by livingonli:



About a half-hour ago, it was taking a long time to refresh. IT seems fine now, though,


:huh: :rofl:



Your computer paints the color based on the code in the webpage. Regardless of the color, it's always a 6 digit code.



Methinks it was your internet connection (or our ISP server).



Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 14:53:09
Blow-Through!



http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/middle/2/9/5/1322592.jpg




:peace:



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 14:54:31
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:




I'm glad you three are okay though!

we are. CAmille got quite scared BEFORE the storm came thru. She knew something was up.



Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:56:06
Kevin is a little melodramatic now.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 14:56:11
Awww Poor Kevin... I feel really bad for him now. It takes a lot of cajones to call the show after the entire country was waiting for this meeting.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:58:13
Quote by Raine:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:




I'm glad you three are okay though!

we are. CAmille got quite scared BEFORE the storm came thru. She knew something was up.





It's amazing how pets are like that. Sounded like she needed a hug.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:03:22
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:




I'm glad you three are okay though!

we are. CAmille got quite scared BEFORE the storm came thru. She knew something was up.





It's amazing how pets are like that. Sounded like she needed a hug.
well, one thing you never do is hug a scared cat. No... that would have been a deadly thing for for me to do. I just made sure I knew whereshe was, and if we needed to make a run for it, I would have grabbed her up right fast.



Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:06:21
That's true. If you hug a scared cat, that would leave a lot of claw marks. You just have to hug her when things settle down.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:08:37
Oh gawd. This many is manking fun of the SCandals? What a pig. This is no longer funny.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:11:30




Why should god bless america when he forgot us... From last septembers Republican Debate. And here we are watching the country rail against Obama pastor.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:13:43
:puke: Paula Abdul is NO Stacy's Mom

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:16:59
Free Katie.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:17:37
******** WARNING ********

Bush Singing at the gridiron dinner, 3 minutes+




:rage:

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:20:55
today with the *resident and the flaven.

Comment by m-hadley on 03/17/2008 15:26:46
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by Raine:

Bloggie updated!




Top O'the Mornin' to Everybody,

Thanks for the green blog Raine, and Shane-O, I'll try to get to my brackets later today. I put a March Madness post up on my blog yesterday - please feel free to check it out =) The Hoosiers got a tought draw (Arkansas in the first round - eeeek!), but I'll probably have them beating UNC (hope dies hard ) Take care everyone and don't drink too much green beer - Happy St. Paddy's Day



Cheers,

mfaye


You're CRAZY faye! But good luck to all!!





Happy to be CRAZY for you all (I'll bring the crazy, you bring the Bailey's Irish Cream - ummm, yum!)



Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:27:41
Faye, are you still working on joining our little brood in DC?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:31:21
So listening to the news here, What exactly , regarding the econmy is the Government on top of?

Comment by shelaghc on 03/17/2008 15:32:22
Quote by wickedpam:

Ok - I have personal news this morning.



Two years ago I was very excited that mom got what we thought was a great job at a contracting office with really good pay. She's been going a great job for those two years for want turns out is a psycho boss. This woman throws things, slams stuff around including her door, makes snotty comments within earshot of the person she's trying to cut down and generally over the last month has been nitpicking mom to the point she is a ball of stress, second guessing everything she does and we even drove out her office on sunday to triple check something she did on friday.



We talked about it all weekend and the whole situation has been nothing but stressing the whole house out for about month. Which is why I haven't been really talkative the last week.



Anyway - this morning mom gave her two weeks notice. She has no fall back for a job, this is probably one of the biggest risks she's ever taken. So I'm hoping everyong will keep us in their prayers or good wishes for her to find a good job with good people.



Oh - and I'm still going to the DC thing in April! :)




Mala, under the circumstances, your mother should be eligible for unemployment. She needs to put together as detailed a list as possible with dates of all the problems this woman gave her. Most likely, unless the company doesn't dispute the claim, there will be a hearing. In which case, your mother may need to consult with an attorney. I googled "quitting and getting unemployment" without the quotes and every state's website had a provision for bad work conditions that included harassment.



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:32:40
MMM... Bailey's... My goodness, is it time for an irish car bomb yet?

Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 15:34:37
Say gang, what's up with the rumor I heard this weekend about Obama leaning towards our own Sen. Kerry as a possible VP?



Not to put it mildly, that would be a deal-breaker for me. I would not vote for that ticket, since I will never vote for John Kerry again. And I've heard that from a couple of members of my family, too.





Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:34:59
Hi Shelagh. You've been quiet these last few days.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:35:04
:ireland: ! So nice to see you! Happy day! :drink2:

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:36:18
Quote by TriSec:

Say gang, what's up with the rumor I heard this weekend about Obama leaning towards our own Sen. Kerry as a possible VP?



Not to put it mildly, that would be a deal-breaker for me. I would not vote for that ticket, since I will never vote for John Kerry again. And I've heard that from a couple of members of my family, too.





Sounds like just a rumor. I think Kerry's wussing out on challenging the '04 results makes him look bad.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 15:36:39
Quote by shelaghc:

Quote by wickedpam:

Ok - I have personal news this morning.



Two years ago I was very excited that mom got what we thought was a great job at a contracting office with really good pay. She's been going a great job for those two years for want turns out is a psycho boss. This woman throws things, slams stuff around including her door, makes snotty comments within earshot of the person she's trying to cut down and generally over the last month has been nitpicking mom to the point she is a ball of stress, second guessing everything she does and we even drove out her office on sunday to triple check something she did on friday.



We talked about it all weekend and the whole situation has been nothing but stressing the whole house out for about month. Which is why I haven't been really talkative the last week.



Anyway - this morning mom gave her two weeks notice. She has no fall back for a job, this is probably one of the biggest risks she's ever taken. So I'm hoping everyong will keep us in their prayers or good wishes for her to find a good job with good people.



Oh - and I'm still going to the DC thing in April! :)




Mala, under the circumstances, your mother should be eligible for unemployment. She needs to put together as detailed a list as possible with dates of all the problems this woman gave her. Most likely, unless the company doesn't dispute the claim, there will be a hearing. In which case, your mother may need to consult with an attorney. I googled "quitting and getting unemployment" without the quotes and every state's website had a provision for bad work conditions that included harassment.







Really, well have to look into that thanks :)



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:37:39
Tri, regarding that rumour, I had not heard it. I would hope that Barack is a bit smarter then that.



I hear a lot of rumours about all the VP possibilities these days, I take it all with a grain of salt.

Comment by shelaghc on 03/17/2008 15:39:28
Quote by livingonli:

Hi Shelagh. You've been quiet these last few days.




I've been lurking. Generally I haven't been able to listen to the show and things have been busy.





Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 15:43:27
This 1 issue ( the Florida votes ) alone makes me opposed to Hillary!!!



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:44:24
Where was hillary when these rules were being made? Not trying to pick on here, but she DID have a voice back then too didn't she? Didn't they ALL have a voice?

Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 15:45:24
Well, I know. He's not even the nominee yet....



Kerry would be a bad move all around. Richardson for Veep? Kucinich? I don't know.



Speaking of which, I'm thinking I may just taste a little Obama-aid (mm, tasty!) and officially signup on his website and buy a couple of things.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:45:50
During the 2010 Dem convention, I think the party REALLY needs to rethink the WHOLE super delagate thing.

Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 15:46:24
*non-sequitir* So, does this mean I can have a red blog when the Sox repeat in October?





Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 15:53:15
Quote by TriSec:

*non-sequitir* So, does this mean I can have a red blog when the Sox repeat in October?



We were already thinking about that! if the the rest of the blog likes this, we were thinking about celebrating the special holidays! (not going to crazy mind you... )



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 15:55:01
That would look pretty :D

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 15:56:27
Quote by Raine:

During the 2010 Dem convention, I think the party REALLY needs to rethink the WHOLE super delagate thing.


You mean 2012, don't you?

Comment by m-hadley on 03/17/2008 16:15:47
Quote by livingonli:

Faye, are you still working on joining our little brood in DC?


Hey there Liv,

Yeah, I still have to call Delta and see if I can wrangle a deal with them so that I can use the miles that I had planned to use to go to Columbus, Ohio. I'm willing to pay a small surcharge, but not hundreds of dollars - vamos a ver (we'll see...). I'll let you all know as soon as I know more. Hope it works out - I'm looking forward to meeting everybody :D

cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 16:23:56
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: During the 2010 Dem convention, I think the party REALLY needs to rethink the WHOLE super delagate thing.
You mean 2012, don't you?
No I mean 2010, the next time the party gets together and BEFORE the next presidential election year. Not sure if they are going to have a big fancy convention, but 2010 is when the party gets together to makes the rules for the next election year. We can't change the rules DURING an election year, so 2010 would be the next logical time to do so.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 16:27:58
Check this out supposedly if you play the game it donates rice.freerice.com

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 16:37:48
Quote by Raine:

Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

During the 2010 Dem convention, I think the party REALLY needs to rethink the WHOLE super delagate thing.


You mean 2012, don't you?
No I mean 2010, the next time the party gets together and BEFORE the next presidential election year. Not sure if they are going to have a big fancy convention, but 2010 is when the party gets together to makes the rules for the next election year.



We can't change the rules DURING an election year, so 2010 would be the next logical time to do so.



This whole superdelegate crap was because they didn't want another McGovern, but I think the times have changed (not that there was anything worng with McGovern, Nixon was the problem) and the party should respect what the voters want but the insiders probably don't want to give up their power and they are the ones that got us in this mess to begin with.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 17:59:45
Did bloggie sneak out for a lunchtime nip at the pub?

Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 18:29:05
Ye olde Dow has been mighty volatile today...



Trading down 59 right now, but it was down over 200 earlier in the day.





Comment by Mondobubba on 03/17/2008 18:35:12
Titerty titerty! The blog is wearin' the green! :drinks a dram of Jamesons:

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 18:40:20
Hi Mondo. I guess you are not trapped in the salt mine.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:00:23
ahhhh... Back from Lunch ... a St. Paddy's day lunch! and Irish Music!!!

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 19:07:35
Time to head off to the salt mine.

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 19:08:18
Quote by livingonli:

Did bloggie sneak out for a lunchtime nip at the pub?


Thash a dirty frib!... :thud:

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 19:09:27
Corned beef and cabbage?



Does it strike anyone else as completely unbelievable that Sec. Paulson chants his mantra that the Bush Administration has a "strong dollar policy" while every action they take (flooding the market with dollars, decreasing interest rates and offering Fed funds to institutions to buy others, secured by subprime mortgages) has the exact opposite effect?



It smacks of "we don't torture" - but, we waterboard...

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:14:23
Corned beef and Cabbage? No shir... Guinness and for myshelf an Irish Car bamb! :D

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:15:41
Quote by Raine: Corned beef and Cabbage? No shir... Guinness and for myshelf an Irish Car bamb! :D
I meant Car bOmb!

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 19:19:01
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Raine:

Corned beef and Cabbage? No shir... Guinness and for myshelf an Irish Car bamb! :D


I meant Car bOmb!


"an" - as in singular???



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:36:52
Quote by Shane-O:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine: Corned beef and Cabbage? No shir... Guinness and for myshelf an Irish Car bamb! :D
I meant Car bOmb!
"an" - as in singular???
Sadly, yes... it WAS lunch time, after all.... (I did have a few pints as well... )

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 19:40:24
Yes, that damn responsibility thing...

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:44:53
No Randi, I know about Hagee from the internets.... Sorry. The media is doing a trrible job of covering this story...

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:46:13
Now that was an interesting comment from Randi that McCAin cannot go after Obama about this Wright issue.

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 19:46:49
Quote by Shane-O:

Yes, that damn responsibility thing...


No kidding - I have to work this evening, so I had to limit myself to 2 beers (I have to drive - and talk to customers - for my 2nd job tonight).



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 19:52:51
Well it is almost 4 pm! Time to have a stout!

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 19:54:05
Happy St. Patrick's Day. My people get an entire month!



Program alert: The panel discussion in Washington, DC, with Stephanie will be on CSPAN-2 today, 6:30 to 7:35 pm ET as fer as I can tell. Sometimes their schedules are a bit off. Blame it on the green ale, but only for today.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 19:57:43
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Happy St. Patrick's Day. My people get an entire month!



Program alert: The panel discussion in Washington, DC, with Stephanie will be on CSPAN-2 today, 6:30 to 7:35 pm ET as fer as I can tell. Sometimes their schedules are a bit off. Blame it on the green ale, but only for today.


Thanks Izzy! And for those who might miss it, I'll do my best to put it up on the YouTubes after...



Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 19:57:52
I have an assignment for Shano-O, should he choose to accept it. If you go to this link, http://www.podjockey.com/events/nms2007.html and scroll down to "The Talk Ramble", you will find a panel discussion with Stephanie. About 18 minutes in, she says "fuck you" - I think this would be a lovely Audi-Con, but I don't have the know-how to make such things happen.



May the force be with you.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 20:01:21
Quote by IzzyBitz:

I have an assignment for Shano-O, should he choose to accept it. If you go to this link, http://www.podjockey.com/events/nms2007.html and scroll down to "The Talk Ramble", you will find a panel discussion with Stephanie. About 18 minutes in, she says "fuck you" - I think this would be a lovely Audi-Con, but I don't have the know-how to make such things happen.



May the force be with you.


The question is, will your comment self destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2.... ?

I'll give it a try.



Comment by Mondobubba on 03/17/2008 20:02:14
In celebration of St Patrick's Day we are watching "Paddy Wacked" all about the Irish Mob in America!

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/17/2008 20:04:10
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Raine:

Corned beef and Cabbage? No shir... Guinness and for myshelf an Irish Car bamb! :D


I meant Car bOmb!




:puke: Two things that don't need to be together Guiness aka "Bottled Tobacco Spit" and Irish cream :puke:

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 20:13:07
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by IzzyBitz:

I have an assignment for Shano-O, should he choose to accept it. If you go to this link, http://www.podjockey.com/events/nms2007.html and scroll down to "The Talk Ramble", you will find a panel discussion with Stephanie. About 18 minutes in, she says "fuck you" - I think this would be a lovely Audi-Con, but I don't have the know-how to make such things happen.



May the force be with you.


The question is, will your comment self destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2.... ?

I'll give it a try.









Comment by TriSec on 03/17/2008 20:13:55
*snort*



I had a "Northeast Liberal" moment today. We had some folks visiting us from "the heartland", and all the men were in the dark, manly suits.



I'm here in my pink shirt, metrosexual Olbermann glasses, and a pastel Jerry Garcia tie.



The guy in the back was looking at me somewhat askance...

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 20:16:14
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by IzzyBitz:

I have an assignment for Shano-O, should he choose to accept it. If you go to this link, http://www.podjockey.com/events/nms2007.html and scroll down to "The Talk Ramble", you will find a panel discussion with Stephanie. About 18 minutes in, she says "fuck you" - I think this would be a lovely Audi-Con, but I don't have the know-how to make such things happen.



May the force be with you.


The question is, will your comment self destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2.... ?

I'll give it a try.









Got it - Where do you want it sent?



Comment by shelaghc on 03/17/2008 20:17:28
If anyone on the blog is near the Shippenville, PA area, or simply wants to donate to help. the PSPCA needs help with the Tiger Ranch rescues:



Information for donations and drop offs in Shippenville



If you're not familiar with the situation, here's an article from a Pittsburgh resource.



Please spread the word around about this.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 20:18:28
Quote by TriSec:

*snort*



I had a "Northeast Liberal" moment today. We had some folks visiting us from "the heartland", and all the men were in the dark, manly suits.



I'm here in my pink shirt, metrosexual Olbermann glasses, and a pastel Jerry Garcia tie.



The guy in the back was looking at me somewhat askance...




Did he invite you to a meet-up at the Minneapolis airport?

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 20:19:40
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by IzzyBitz:

Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by IzzyBitz:

I have an assignment for Shano-O, should he choose to accept it. If you go to this link, http://www.podjockey.com/events/nms2007.html and scroll down to "The Talk Ramble", you will find a panel discussion with Stephanie. About 18 minutes in, she says "fuck you" - I think this would be a lovely Audi-Con, but I don't have the know-how to make such things happen.



May the force be with you.


The question is, will your comment self destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2.... ?

I'll give it a try.









Got it - Where do you want it sent?





Excellent! Tnank you. Can you put it up on this blog under AudiCons, if it's okay with the powers that be, of course.



Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 20:21:13
I'll email it to the 4F staff -- it's up to them whether or not to put it up as an audicon.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 20:28:06
Quote by Shane-O:

I'll email it to the 4F staff -- it's up to them whether or not to put it up as an audicon.




This special moment needs to be heard without the bleep. Thanks a lot Shano-O.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 20:33:39
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Quote by Shane-O:

I'll email it to the 4F staff -- it's up to them whether or not to put it up as an audicon.




This special moment needs to be heard without the bleep. Thanks a lot Shano-O.


I certainly would never censor... I sent it to 4F - as I'm not sure if I can put up audicons - and if I can, I can't quite figure out how yet - so, give it a day or so



Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/17/2008 20:40:18
Censorship is bad, mmmkay. :Mr. Mackey:

Comment by shelaghc on 03/17/2008 21:23:23
Quote by shelaghc:

If anyone on the blog is near the Shippenville, PA area, or simply wants to donate to help. the PSPCA needs help with the Tiger Ranch rescues:



Information for donations and drop offs in Shippenville



If you're not familiar with the situation, here's an article from a Pittsburgh resource.



Please spread the word around about this.




Bumping this.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 21:23:49
OMG... EXCELLENT assignment Izzy! If Shane-O get's it, I promise it will be on the audicon list! BTB, we will eventually be reorganizing the audicons... I really think we need some categories, and maybe removing those that are rarely if ever used....

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 21:36:45
Quote by Shane-O:
Quote by IzzyBitz:
Quote by Shane-O: I'll email it to the 4F staff -- it's up to them whether or not to put it up as an audicon.
This special moment needs to be heard without the bleep. Thanks a lot Shano-O.
I certainly would never censor... I sent it to 4F - as I'm not sure if I can put up audicons - and if I can, I can't quite figure out how yet - so, give it a day or so
It will get put up... right now the code monkey is at work... he knows how to get that up(in the audicon list... perverts! :rofl:).....and for shane-o, I think that we can figure out a way to allow you to put the audiocon stuff up yourself. Just give us a little time. In the mean time when you get it, send it on... we will have it up asap... we are not big on censoring either, so I think by after midnight tonite we will have it .... Thanks Izzy for the hedz up and thanks shane-o for the clip!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 03/17/2008 21:39:27
Hello, everyone!!



Nice look for the blog on Saint Patrick's day.



I have had a busy day, and I am letting myself relax now.



So, how is everyone?

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 21:43:40
Quote by Raine:

OMG... EXCELLENT assignment Izzy! If Shane-O get's it, I promise it will be on the audicon list!





BTB, we will eventually be reorganizing the audicons... I really think we need some categories, and maybe removing those that are rarely if ever used....





When I try to preview play them since I wasn't sure on some of them, it wouldn't open up the Quicktime file. Unless it's particular for certain browsers. Some audicons I haven't used because I wasn't sure what they were.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 21:55:08
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by shelaghc: If anyone on the blog is near the Shippenville, PA area, or simply wants to donate to help. the PSPCA needs help with the Tiger Ranch rescues: Information for donations and drop offs in Shippenville If you're not familiar with the situation, here's an article from a Pittsburgh resource. Please spread the word around about this.
Bumping this.
:( I wish Were near there. Why do people do this? I am sure they started out with the best of intentions... But hell, at a certain point where does the ability to say no more, or even better, "I need help?" come in?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 22:00:59
Quote by will in chicago: Hello, everyone!! Nice look for the blog on Saint Patrick's day. I have had a busy day, and I am letting myself relax now. So, how is everyone?
Heya Will! Here! Nice to see you today. Hope your busy was a *good* busy...

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/17/2008 22:08:31
I made my annual denounciation of Guiness and no reactions. :cry:

Comment by shelaghc on 03/17/2008 22:40:52
Quote by Mondobubba:

I made my annual denounciation of Guiness and no reactions. :cry:




I prefer Harp myself.





Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 00:14:08
Quote by Mondobubba:

I made my annual denounciation of Guiness and no reactions. :cry:


Ahhh... I meself am having a guinness and I am enjoying me drink.

i'd rather not debate today about the brew... ;)



And I loves me some HArps too!



Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 00:16:33
Mail in Revotes nixed in Florida...



Sonds like nothing will be happenig there. No second vote

Comment by TriSec on 03/18/2008 00:44:08
Evening, folks. Jest passing through.



Gotta counter all this "Irish-ness" by making some Italian cookies for Easter. I have no idea if they would go with Guinness, but I doubt it.



Irish coffee, on the other hand....

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 02:17:24
Quote by TriSec: Evening, folks. Jest passing through. Gotta counter all this "Irish-ness" by making some Italian cookies for Easter. I have no idea if they would go with Guinness, but I doubt it. Irish coffee, on the other hand....
everything goes with Guinness! (back to watching the HBO miniseries: John Adams.... (American history junkie... :drool:) Later all!

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 02:27:31
Quote by Raine:

Quote by TriSec:

Evening, folks. Jest passing through.



Gotta counter all this "Irish-ness" by making some Italian cookies for Easter. I have no idea if they would go with Guinness, but I doubt it.



Irish coffee, on the other hand....
everything goes with Guinness!



(back to watching the HBO miniseries: John Adams.... (American history junkie... :drool:)



Later all!











What da ya think so far? I likee!

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 02:56:34
"The facts at stubborn things"



yes, this is a must watch for all...

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:00:13
Ohh this is exciting...are they gonna vote for independence??

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:01:47
I'm telling ya Raine, I am getting a lil misty watching this. Where are men like this when we need them!

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:11:37
Small pox vacinations! Ughhh :puke:

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:19:57
"A republic of laws, not men." Hey GWB ya watching this? REPUBLIC OF LAWS, NOT MEN Got it???

Comment by livingonli on 03/18/2008 03:24:21
Quote by Mondobubba:

"A republic of laws, not men." Hey GWB ya watching this? REPUBLIC OF LAWS, NOT MEN Got it???


He's not watching. It's past his bedtime.

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 03:28:16
Quote by Mondobubba:

I'm telling ya Raine, I am getting a lil misty watching this. Where are men like this when we need them!
This time, it is not only men, and we are ALL here.



This I promise. We are here.



:peace:











Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 03:29:57
WE will fight to reclaim this country. We must.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:30:46
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Mondobubba:

I'm telling ya Raine, I am getting a lil misty watching this. Where are men like this when we need them!
This time, it is not only men, and we are ALL here.



This I promise. We are here.



:peace:





Very true, Raine!



Ohhh Independence declared!







Comment by livingonli on 03/18/2008 03:32:25
Quote by Raine:

WE will fight to reclaim this country. We must.


Truer words have never been spoken.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/18/2008 03:32:41
I'm digging Abigale Adams. Reading the Declaration of Independence. :cry:

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 03:36:05
Tri needs to watch this, I am serial.



ok... on to part 2. later!

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 03:39:35
...abigail has always been one of my heroes. tonite the world gets to see why.



This is all so historically accurate.

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 04:08:41
See?



Abigail...long time a hero to me.



Wow.



What an amazing thing.

Comment by Raine on 03/18/2008 04:21:47
:) Lake George.... Fort Ticonderoga.... *sigh*



yup... feeling the tears now as well.

Comment by livingonli on 03/18/2008 05:24:36
The blogs no longer wearing the green I see.

Comment by livingonli on 03/18/2008 05:26:53
:cheers: