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Not Normal
Author: BobR    Date: 11/15/2023 14:16:53

Is there a "norm" any more? It seems like every day we have to exasperatedly proclaim "this is the new norm". And yet - everyday something grotesquely abnormal occurs. What we used to call "statesmanship" has gone completely out the window, at least for half of the members of Congress.

Back in the "olde days", a scandal or embarrassment could end a career. Remember Gary Hart and the picture of a young woman sitting on his lap on his boat the "Hanky Panky"? Remember Mike Dukakis riding around in a tank? Remember Al Franken posing with his hands over a woman's breasts?
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 11/15/2023 18:54:12 by BobR)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/14/2023 02:54:48

Good morning. Keeping it short and sweet today.

Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does happen.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 11/14/2023 18:32:34 by Will_in_Ca)

Don't Look Away
Author: Raine    Date: 11/13/2023 14:03:13

He may be out of office, but he's never gone away
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 11/13/2023 16:52:58 by TriSec)

The Music
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/12/2023 17:38:19

Good morning.

Just back from a fine weekend outing with Troop 248 - our annual Thanksgiving trip, where we cook all day and the families come out for an early dinner. A fine time was had by all.

So let us focus on something a little happier today, instead of the old-man rant I had planned.
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Funny Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2023-11-10 13:00:00

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3 comments (Latest Comment: 11/10/2023 20:42:26 by TriSec)

Kristallnacht at 85
Author: Raine    Date: 11/09/2023 13:56:49

"Charlotte Knobloch was 6 years old when she saw the synagogues of Munich burning and watched helplessly as two Nazi officers marched away a beloved friend of her father who was beaten up and bleeding on the forehead.

It was Nov. 9, 1938, or Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.

This Thursday, on the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Knobloch still remembers that night with horror and says it will be burned into her memory forever."
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 11/09/2023 16:10:26 by Will_in_Ca)

This is your Wake-up Call
Author: BobR    Date: 11/08/2023 13:25:43

For a non-Federal election year, yesterday's election results were still pretty big news, and - in the big picture - pretty important. The presidential election gets all the attention every 4 years, but it's at the state and local level where The People can have their voices heard the most. It's state and local legislation that will have the most direct effect on our lives.
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2023 16:41:57 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/07/2023 00:46:49

Good Morning.

There's a lot of things going on around here.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2023 01:12:24 by BobR)

Ladies and Gentlemen!
Author: Raine    Date: 11/06/2023 13:16:56

I introduce you to The speaker of the House. And His Son, who was 17 at the time when this happened
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Let there be light!
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/04/2023 23:22:07

Good evening.

Medical disclosure: I have kerataconis. It's an advanced and extreme form of astigmatism. Basically, my corneas are cone-shaped, and become increasingly more so as I age.

What that means is, I see things a bit differently. Particularly at night, or in low-light conditions. Consider the image below; I can confirm that this is pretty much what I see.


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