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Water Wars
Author: BobR    Date: 02/08/2008 13:24:56

The water crisis in the southeast (and Atlanta in particular) was in the news last year when it was announced that Atlanta had less than 3 months of water left. The 30 year growth boom had bumped up against Mother Nature, and Mother Nature wasn't budging. The skimpy system of man-made lakes that Atlanta uses for water was tapped out (sorry ), and the drought had not refilled them.

Pictures like these really tell the story:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Allatoona2007.jpg


http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/LanierNov2007.jpg

(note: That tree stump used to be under water)

So in typical GA government fashion, a band-aid approach was applied: water restrictions. Non-essential water use was restricted, then prohibited. The selfish were the first to cry "but my lawn!!". Then the businesses that use water started trying to lay claim to what was left. Something had to be done. So our governer did what any true leader would do.

He prayed...

On the statehouse steps, of all places.

An lo and behold, it DID rain. It was a skimpy little bit, but it rained. Of course, the weather report said it was going to rain before the prayor vigil, so Sonny timed that one right (with a little help from the meteorologist).

Over the last month or two, we've gotten even more rain, enough to forestall the crisis for a while. Does that mean the reservoirs are full? No. Does that mean we are out of the woods? No. Does that mean people think we can go back to the "old ways" of selfish water usage?

Of course.

Sonny wants to relax the water restrictions
Summer's not sunk after all. The governor wants to give swimmers and backyard gardeners water.

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday offered a reprieve from the near-total ban on outdoor watering to the landscape industry, gardeners and thousands of neighborhood swimming pool associations, swim teams and private pool owners.

"Swim, kids, swim," Perdue exhorted at an afternoon news conference in his office.

If local governments agree, pool-filling will be allowed and home and business owners will be able to hand-water landscaping and flower gardens for 25 minutes a day, between midnight and 10 a.m., on a three-day-a-week schedule. Watering with sprinklers would still be banned, except for watering newly installed landscapes.

How responsible is it to ease restrictions when the reservoirs are still at a critically low level? Where is that water going to come from?

From TN of course. If you can't make it rain at home, you can steal the water from the neighbors. GA lawmakers want to redraw the state lines to make part of the TN river part of GA:
Desperate for water amid a historic drought, some Georgia lawmakers are trying to reopen an 1818 border dispute with Tennessee.

They have set their sights on a stretch of the 652-mile long Tennessee River that flows tantalizingly close to the Georgia line — and by some historic accounts, should be within Georgia's borders.

"It's never too late to right a wrong," said Georgia state Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth.

Shafer's Senate resolution says a flawed survey in 1818 mistakenly marked Georgia's border one mile south of the 35th parallel — and thus excluded the Tennessee River from Georgia's reach.

There is a reason thirsty lawmakers are eyeing the river: It has a flow about 15 times greater than the river feeding Atlanta.

Why do I have visions of the Hatfields and the McCoys?... Armed rednecks jealously guarding their water with muskets and flintlocks... It's the north -vs- the south in a whole new civil war!

Meanwhile, I keep watching the faucet, waiting for the day when nothing but air and rusty mud sputters out. That's leadership - Republican style...

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Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 14:17:21
Good morning! ALL Your waters belong to us!

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 14:18:31
'Tis a pity we can't redirect water from Pittsburgh to Georgia. The rain's been coming down steadily almost since I got back here and there have been minor flood warnings.



Now we have snow predicted for the next few days, but the temp isn't going to be low enough to keep the snow from melting.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 14:18:51
*sigh* no liberal will EVER be attracted to John McCain

Comment by TriSec on 02/08/2008 14:28:14
Morning, folks!



I was looking at the Google Earth last night after the border dispute story got posted...is it that tiny little patch of river at the far Northwestern corner of Georgia? According to Google at least, the border is in the middle of said river, but I could be mistaken.



And this liberal did find McCain interesting once. In the 2000 primary when I felt it was important enough to cross the lines and cast a vote AGAINST ol' GW. Hell, I even thought about doing it again this time, but Romney had Mass well in hand and the gesture would have been wasted.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 14:42:42
US loses a years worth of prison Records for OBL driver... Did the dog eat the homework? I think not, check the year that is missing...

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 14:50:30
:rofl: Huckabee Girl!


Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 14:55:38
Morning! :hug:





Strangely I find those pictures beautiful and sad. Our resivoirs almost back to normal - wish I could send ya'll some!





Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:02:04
Dobson Endorses Huckabee.



KEeping the Dream alive, now that it is practically all but done for the GOP... Oh Dobson, you are so ahead of the times!!!

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:03:56
Quote by Raine:


:rofl: Huckabee Girl!


My favorite part (other than the gratuituous T&A) is refering to the dinosaur as a "Jesus horse" :rofl:

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:04:32
Oh, and Morning folks.... :coffee:

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:11:17
Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:11:48
Good morning all.



I really didn't sleep well last night. My sleeping habits are starting to get as bad as Momma's.



BTW, how does anyone feel about this place especially Mala? I saw at orbitz.com the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, VA near the Francis Scott Key bridge is available for any weekend we pick (even the infamous April 11th) for only $84 a night. This looks like it might be the best deal.

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:14:27
Quote by BobR: Is this Producer Chris??


After some research, I'd say no... sorry... :shrug:

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:15:56
Is that McCain and Lieberman's failed audiition for Brokeback Mountain II.





I know, I know.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:16:47
Quote by livingonli: Good morning all.



I really didn't sleep well last night. My sleeping habits are starting to get as bad as Momma's.



BTW, how does anyone feel about this place especially Mala? I saw at orbitz.com the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, VA near the Francis Scott Key bridge is available for any weekend we pick (even the infamous April 11th) for only $84 a night. This looks like it might be the best deal.






Do you have a link?

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:19:41
Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:20:21
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR: Is this Producer Chris??


After some research, I'd say no... sorry... :shrug:




Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:21:38
Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:21:57
Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:22:24
Quote by wickedpam: Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!


yes.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:24:06
Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:24:08


They charge much more than Orbitz is charging.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:29:28
Quote by livingonli:

They charge much more than Orbitz is charging.


I know, but they have more photos and information about the hotel, I thought.



so we can look at the direct link , and then order thru orbitz.

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:30:03
Quote by livingonli:

They charge much more than Orbitz is charging.


yes, but your link brought up an empty Orbitz page, which doesn't help when deciding if this is the place we want to stay.

Comment by ProducerChris on 02/08/2008 15:30:26
Quote by Raine:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR: Is this Producer Chris??


After some research, I'd say no... sorry... :shrug:






Sorry... not me. Wish it were, though! :)



Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



ProducerChris

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:32:35
Also, MAla, the weekends were the 4-7, and then the last weekend in April, Right?

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:33:32
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:

They charge much more than Orbitz is charging.


I know, but they have more photos and information about the hotel, I thought.



so we can look at the direct link , and then order thru orbitz.




That will work. I guess the links for Orbitz must be specific. Good for when you're searching on your own but not good when trying to show it to someone else.



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:33:35
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam: Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!


yes.






Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:33:50
Quote by producerchris2:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR: Is this Producer Chris??


After some research, I'd say no... sorry... :shrug:






Sorry... not me. Wish it were, though! :)



Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



ProducerChris
HEya Chris! Nice to see you.



Not too shabby to be confuzled with that guy tho...



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:34:45
Quote by Raine: Also, MAla, the weekends were the 4-7, and then the last weekend in April, Right?




Think the ones suggested were -



April 4-6

April 25-27

May 3-5



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:35:12
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam: Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!


yes.






Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!
I am so confused with all of it! I am really thinking that we are going backward and foward in time.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:35:20
Quote by producerchris2:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR: Is this Producer Chris??


After some research, I'd say no... sorry... :shrug:






Sorry... not me. Wish it were, though! :)



Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



ProducerChris


Hi Chris. :waves southwestward: You can add the symbol and set it as your user icon like how we each have one.

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:35:21
Quote by producerchris2:



Sorry... not me. Wish it were, though! :)



Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



ProducerChris


Oh hey - I guess we're not blowing up your browser anymore... :D

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:35:48
HEY CHRIS!



(I think the caffine is kicking in!)

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:37:11
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Also, MAla, the weekends were the 4-7, and then the last weekend in April, Right?




Think the ones suggested were -



April 4-6

April 25-27

May 3-5

well the hotel looks fine to me, if it looks good to you and Shelagh.



the 4-6 is still in time for part of the festival, right?



SO what do we think?



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:37:12
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam: Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!


yes.






Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!
I am so confused with all of it! I am really thinking that we are going backward and foward in time.





Flash Fowards are the new black.



Although I those were flash backs last night.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:37:22
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Also, MAla, the weekends were the 4-7, and then the last weekend in April, Right?




Think the ones suggested were -



April 4-6

April 25-27

May 3-5



If we go with that Holdiay Inn, we could even do April 11th because I saw the same rate with Orbitz for that weekend.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:38:08
Quote by BobR:
Quote by producerchris2:



Sorry... not me. Wish it were, though! :)



Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



ProducerChris


Oh hey - I guess we're not blowing up your browser anymore... :D
Besides BobR, you have better things to blow...



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:38:18
I guess if wants to join us that may determine the weekend since she has the least flexibility.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:39:35
Quote by livingonli: I guess if wants to join us that may determine the weekend since she has the least flexibility.


I think would rather us plan, and then if she can work it, she will.







Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:40:20
Quote by wickedpam:





Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!


Polar Bear: It was wearing a Dharma initiative collar, or something similar. The age of the bones wasn't clear. If they were older, then perhaps the Dharma group is much older than initial appearances.



HeliPeople: He was responsible for the deaths of all the people that were originally at the outpost.



Ben: He said he had someone on the ship feeding him info.



Plane: I think it was faked footage by the same folks that want to keep the island a secret.



Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 15:42:15
Quote by Raine: Besides BobR, you have better things to blow...



Now don't be giving Chris the wrong idea!

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:42:37
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: I guess if wants to join us that may determine the weekend since she has the least flexibility.


I think would rather us plan, and then if she can work it, she will.







I hope so. Let's see if we can get a big group.



I looked on the Holiday Inn and there are plenty of eating places in walking distance plus the Subway so at least we can find enough places to eat at night which was the one drawback of the Capitol location.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 15:43:28
I just saw some fantastic news!



Rachel is going to *three* hours nightly starting sometime next month!

:party:
Now if she could only get Kent Jones back, everything would be perfectamento!



Of course, this probably puts the kibbosh on her having a show on MSNBC anytime soon.



:(

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:44:18
Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:44:22
Are these the same right-wing tools who don't like McCain and ignore when Romney said that he would be more pro-gay rights than Ted Kennedy. :rolleyes2:



It seems like the hard-core right-wing has the collective IQ of a spitball.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 15:44:56
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: I guess if wants to join us that may determine the weekend since she has the least flexibility.


I think would rather us plan, and then if she can work it, she will.







I hope so. Let's see if we can get a big group.



I looked on the Holiday Inn and there are plenty of eating places in walking distance plus the Subway so at least we can find enough places to eat at night which was the one drawback of the Capitol location.




Do folks still want me to look into AARP rates once a specific date/hotel/etc has all been worked out?





Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:47:12
Stimulus bill was passed btw...



I don't yet know the details of who qualifies for it...

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:50:13
The House voted 380-34 to accept the Senate's $170 billion measure, just a few hours after Democratic and Republican senators reached accord and ended a days-long stalemate over the bill.



The deal, passed in the Senate on a 81-16 vote, includes rebate check amounts of $300 to $600 for people who have an income between $3,000 and $75,000, plus $300 per child.



Couples earning up to $150,000 would get $1,200.



But the plan also gives checks to more than 20 million Social Security beneficiaries and 250,000 handicapped veterans and their widows.



Two White House officials said President Bush will probably sign the bill next week.
Link from CNN.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:50:16
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:





Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!


Polar Bear: It was wearing a Dharma initiative collar, or something similar. The age of the bones wasn't clear. If they were older, then perhaps the Dharma group is much older than initial appearances.



HeliPeople: He was responsible for the deaths of all the people that were originally at the outpost.



Ben: He said he had someone on the ship feeding him info.



Plane: I think it was faked footage by the same folks that want to keep the island a secret.





Bear - Yep it had a Hydra station collar - so what the hell is/was Dharma doing with Polar Bears?



Heli's - It was pointed out to me that Dan, the nervous guy Jack and Kate first meet, shares the same last name of Faraday with the scientiest that discovered light is effected by magnetism. Dan even commented on how the light looked different on the island. So was does a Phyisist(sp), an Archeologist, a Paranormal investigator and the guy who was suppose to pilot 815 have in common? And why was the guy who visited Hurley in the crazy hospital putting the team together, with Naomi, insist there were no survivors?



Boat/Ben - How is he always one step ahead of everyone?



Plane - I was thinking it was fake too.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:52:02
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: I guess if wants to join us that may determine the weekend since she has the least flexibility.


I think would rather us plan, and then if she can work it, she will.







I hope so. Let's see if we can get a big group.



I looked on the Holiday Inn and there are plenty of eating places in walking distance plus the Subway so at least we can find enough places to eat at night which was the one drawback of the Capitol location.




Do folks still want me to look into AARP rates once a specific date/hotel/etc has all been worked out?





You can take a peak. If we go with the hotel I pointed out, Orbitz is offering it for $84 a night so if AARP can beat that then go with it.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:52:16
:ireland: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 15:52:49
If Mitt hasn't comepltey Pulled out, can we call that Tantric politics?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 15:55:44
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?





What's the location and exact dates we're going for and I'll check it out now.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:56:43
After 8 years of Bush, this is how most Americans feel about Conservative polices.









Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 15:56:54
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?







I'm fine with the hotel - just trying to make sure the dates don't piss off my roommate (ie mom)

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 15:59:56
So who would vote for Cheney for President other than Ghouliani?

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:02:57
Oh and the best line of last night



Who are we to argue with taller ghost Walt?

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:03:29
Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:09:01
OMG!!! I am puppy sitting today! 2 bundles of puppy love for the day!!!

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:10:17
Listening to Mittens made me want to leave a stool.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:10:39
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?







I'm fine with the hotel - just trying to make sure the dates don't piss off my roommate (ie mom)




I'm good for the dates - now which ones did we choose?



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:10:59
Quote by Raine: OMG!!! I am puppy sitting today! 2 bundles of puppy love for the day!!!




PUPPIES!!!!!



Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 16:11:47
Quote by wickedpam:



Bear - Yep it had a Hydra station collar - so what the hell is/was Dharma doing with Polar Bears?



Heli's - It was pointed out to me that Dan, the nervous guy Jack and Kate first meet, shares the same last name of Faraday with the scientiest that discovered light is effected by magnetism. Dan even commented on how the light looked different on the island. So was does a Phyisist(sp), an Archeologist, a Paranormal investigator and the guy who was suppose to pilot 815 have in common? And why was the guy who visited Hurley in the crazy hospital putting the team together, with Naomi, insist there were no survivors?



Boat/Ben - How is he always one step ahead of everyone?



Plane - I was thinking it was fake too.



Polar bears live near the north pole, so maybe they thought they have some special sensitivity to magnetic fields?



The pilot seemed interested in going because he was supposed to be the pilot of that plane. The others were probably all affected by Dharma to some extent, and by the repercussions of Ben's actions.



Ben seems to have spies everywhere, not to mention a keen insight into the psychology of people.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:12:37
Quote by Raine: OMG!!! I am puppy sitting today! 2 bundles of puppy love for the day!!!


Aw. Does Camille get along with them?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:15:06
Quote by shelaghc: I just saw some fantastic news!



Rachel is going to *three* hours nightly starting sometime next month!

:party:
Now if she could only get Kent Jones back, everything would be perfectamento!



Of course, this probably puts the kibbosh on her having a show on MSNBC anytime soon.



:(




Am I the only one excited about this?





Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:15:21
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:



Bear - Yep it had a Hydra station collar - so what the hell is/was Dharma doing with Polar Bears?



Heli's - It was pointed out to me that Dan, the nervous guy Jack and Kate first meet, shares the same last name of Faraday with the scientiest that discovered light is effected by magnetism. Dan even commented on how the light looked different on the island. So was does a Phyisist(sp), an Archeologist, a Paranormal investigator and the guy who was suppose to pilot 815 have in common? And why was the guy who visited Hurley in the crazy hospital putting the team together, with Naomi, insist there were no survivors?



Boat/Ben - How is he always one step ahead of everyone?



Plane - I was thinking it was fake too.



Polar bears live near the north pole, so maybe they thought they have some special sensitivity to magnetic fields?



The pilot seemed interested in going because he was supposed to be the pilot of that plane. The others were probably all affected by Dharma to some extent, and by the repercussions of Ben's actions.



Ben seems to have spies everywhere, not to mention a keen insight into the psychology of people.







I didn't think about the polar bears/magnetic thing!

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:16:51
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?





What's the location and exact dates we're going for and I'll check it out now.

The holiday Inn in Roslyn, the link is below.



Would it be better for you Mala if we do this the last weekend in April? Then we won't have to worry about Mom getting upset with you.



Comment by starling310 on 02/08/2008 16:17:14
Quote by wickedpam: Oh BTW - Raine, Bob, Star! OMIFREAKINGGAWD! Did you watch last night???!!!!!




Oh yeah!



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:17:20
One of my local stations just ran a visitjacksonville.com ad.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:18:36
* shudder* that was creepy!

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 16:18:38
that was a GREAT Herbert imitation! :rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:19:24
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by shelaghc: I just saw some fantastic news!



Rachel is going to *three* hours nightly starting sometime next month!

:party:
Now if she could only get Kent Jones back, everything would be perfectamento!



Of course, this probably puts the kibbosh on her having a show on MSNBC anytime soon.



:(




Am I the only one excited about this?





David Bender will be co-hosting hour 3 which will give her an out if she is called for Olbermann or MSNBC Election coverage. Besides she probably doesn't want to be on Tweety's show since she shows up what an idiot he is.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:19:55
Quote by Raine:
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?





What's the location and exact dates we're going for and I'll check it out now.

The holiday Inn in Roslyn, the link is below.



Would it be better for you Mala if we do this the last weekend in April? Then we won't have to worry about Mom getting upset with you.





I emailed her with the dates - right now she says she's fine with it. So what's best for the majority is fine with me :D



Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 16:20:10
Quote by shelaghc:



Am I the only one excited about this?





I was kind of hoping she'd get a show at MSNBC... This will also mean she won't be making any appearances on KO's show either.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:20:38
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by shelaghc: I just saw some fantastic news!



Rachel is going to *three* hours nightly starting sometime next month!

:party:
Now if she could only get Kent Jones back, everything would be perfectamento!



Of course, this probably puts the kibbosh on her having a show on MSNBC anytime soon.



:(




Am I the only one excited about this?



I missed it this! This is wonderful news, actually. (I admit I was distracted by all the puppies I have in da house! )



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:21:37
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by Raine: Unless Mala has an objection, I think we have the hotel... I would like the first weekend in April, myself, but that is me. We have the orbitz price, can an AARP discount be put on top of that?





What's the location and exact dates we're going for and I'll check it out now.

The holiday Inn in Roslyn, the link is below.



Would it be better for you Mala if we do this the last weekend in April? Then we won't have to worry about Mom getting upset with you.





I emailed her with the dates - right now she says she's fine with it. So what's best for the majority is fine with me :D

Well I kinda have cabin fever... So y'all have my vote.







Comment by ProducerChris on 02/08/2008 16:23:29
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:





Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!


Polar Bear: It was wearing a Dharma initiative collar, or something similar. The age of the bones wasn't clear. If they were older, then perhaps the Dharma group is much older than initial appearances.



HeliPeople: He was responsible for the deaths of all the people that were originally at the outpost.



Ben: He said he had someone on the ship feeding him info.



Plane: I think it was faked footage by the same folks that want to keep the island a secret.





Oh no!! I think a ***SPOILER ALERT*** may have been in order. I go to bed too early to watch Lost live, so I've TiVo'd it. Is it now completely ruined for me?



:(



ProducerChris :clown:



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:23:54
Op-ed from DCRTV



Rant - 2/8 - OK, so righty talker WMAL is suggesting this morning that Republican voters in Virginia, which doesn't have party registration, pick up a Democratic Party primary ballot on Tuesday and vote for the weaker of the two candidates - Obama or Clinton. Since McCain has pretty much locked up the GOP nomination. OK. That's fine. But I've got a suggestion for the Democrats - and I know there are quite a few who listen to WMAL. If you get a radio ratings "ballot," write down rival WTOP even though you listen to WMAL. Give the those smart asses at WMAL a taste of their own "medicine." Remember: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. I'll say it again: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. Got it? Good. More Rants.....



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:26:13
Quote by producerchris2:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:





Thoughts, comments, opinions?



Polar bears in the desert? The HeliPeople want Ben? How does Ben know all that stuff? Plane on the bottom of the ocean!



Next week we see person #4 of the Oceanic 6!


Polar Bear: It was wearing a Dharma initiative collar, or something similar. The age of the bones wasn't clear. If they were older, then perhaps the Dharma group is much older than initial appearances.



HeliPeople: He was responsible for the deaths of all the people that were originally at the outpost.



Ben: He said he had someone on the ship feeding him info.



Plane: I think it was faked footage by the same folks that want to keep the island a secret.





Oh no!! I think a ***SPOILER ALERT*** may have been in order. I go to bed too early to watch Lost live, so I've TiVo'd it. Is it now completely ruined for me?



:(



ProducerChris :clown:







:redface:

Didn't know you watched Chris, sorry about that!



Trust me it's all the details and a really good epi! I have to rewatch it next to the season opener.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:26:23
Iffn y'all want, once we get the dates and etc. down, should I post it on the board? Then anyone else who wants to come, may do so on thier own... I don't have too, it is just a thougth.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:27:54
Don't see why it can't be open to eveyone :shrug:

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:28:04
I heretofore think we need to have ***** SPOILER ***** alerts for all of our TV mosheen tawk.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:28:57
Quote by wickedpam: Don't see why it can't be open to eveyone :shrug:


Me neither. I just wanted us here to get the planning done, lest we have to herd MORE cats...

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:31:53
Quote by wickedpam: Op-ed from DCRTV



Rant - 2/8 - OK, so righty talker WMAL is suggesting this morning that Republican voters in Virginia, which doesn't have party registration, pick up a Democratic Party primary ballot on Tuesday and vote for the weaker of the two candidates - Obama or Clinton. Since McCain has pretty much locked up the GOP nomination. OK. That's fine. But I've got a suggestion for the Democrats - and I know there are quite a few who listen to WMAL. If you get a radio ratings "ballot," write down rival WTOP even though you listen to WMAL. Give the those smart asses at WMAL a taste of their own "medicine." Remember: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. I'll say it again: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. Got it? Good. More Rants.....





Someone from the Obama campaign suggested something similar during a primary. That's why he's now out of a job.



Let's see if the Rethuglicans have as much integrity and at least condemn this idea.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:32:07
Quote by Raine: I heretofore think we need to have ***** SPOILER ***** alerts for all of our TV mosheen tawk.




Agreed -





I get excited that I have friends I can talk to about the show since no one in my family gets it.....





Sorry



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:32:57
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by wickedpam: Op-ed from DCRTV



Rant - 2/8 - OK, so righty talker WMAL is suggesting this morning that Republican voters in Virginia, which doesn't have party registration, pick up a Democratic Party primary ballot on Tuesday and vote for the weaker of the two candidates - Obama or Clinton. Since McCain has pretty much locked up the GOP nomination. OK. That's fine. But I've got a suggestion for the Democrats - and I know there are quite a few who listen to WMAL. If you get a radio ratings "ballot," write down rival WTOP even though you listen to WMAL. Give the those smart asses at WMAL a taste of their own "medicine." Remember: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. I'll say it again: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. Got it? Good. More Rants.....





Someone from the Obama campaign suggested something similar during a primary. That's why he's now out of a job.



Let's see if the Rethuglicans have as much integrity and at least condemn this idea.






The voting thing or the ratings thing?



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:33:10
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam: Don't see why it can't be open to eveyone :shrug:


Me neither. I just wanted us here to get the planning done, lest we have to herd MORE cats...


I'm pretty flexible so whichever we settle on. I just need to put a vacation request in so I get that weekend off especially with me working most weekends. I may even stay until Monday depending on how things go (or who else we can bring along).

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:33:43
Quote by BobR:
Quote by shelaghc:



Am I the only one excited about this?





I was kind of hoping she'd get a show at MSNBC... This will also mean she won't be making any appearances on KO's show either.




I just popped the question in her show blog to see if she responds about KO appearances. I also asked if Kent Jones might be returning.



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:34:01
Quote by Raine: I heretofore think we need to have ***** SPOILER ***** alerts for all of our TV mosheen tawk.
Actually blog project: We need a spoiler alert emoticon.



I recall there used to be a sight where you could create one, but I cannot find it ...



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:34:23
Good thing I don't watch too many prime-time shows because working evenings gets in the way of my ability to watch them.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:34:53
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by wickedpam: Op-ed from DCRTV



Rant - 2/8 - OK, so righty talker WMAL is suggesting this morning that Republican voters in Virginia, which doesn't have party registration, pick up a Democratic Party primary ballot on Tuesday and vote for the weaker of the two candidates - Obama or Clinton. Since McCain has pretty much locked up the GOP nomination. OK. That's fine. But I've got a suggestion for the Democrats - and I know there are quite a few who listen to WMAL. If you get a radio ratings "ballot," write down rival WTOP even though you listen to WMAL. Give the those smart asses at WMAL a taste of their own "medicine." Remember: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. I'll say it again: If you listen to WMAL, write down WTOP. Got it? Good. More Rants.....





Someone from the Obama campaign suggested something similar during a primary. That's why he's now out of a job.



Let's see if the Rethuglicans have as much integrity and at least condemn this idea.






The voting thing or the ratings thing?



The voting thing.



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:35:46
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: I heretofore think we need to have ***** SPOILER ***** alerts for all of our TV mosheen tawk.




Agreed -





I get excited that I have friends I can talk to about the show since no one in my family gets it.....





Sorry

pfft... No harm no foul...



Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:36:57
Quote by livingonli: Good thing I don't watch too many prime-time shows because working evenings gets in the way of my ability to watch them.




I don't have any TV reception right now although normally I only watch about four shows m'self. When I can't see them, I just download 'em.



"Lost" lost me last season when they killed Charlie.



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:38:13
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by shelaghc:



Am I the only one excited about this?





I was kind of hoping she'd get a show at MSNBC... This will also mean she won't be making any appearances on KO's show either.




I just popped the question in her show blog to see if she responds about KO appearances. I also asked if Kent Jones might be returning.

Well if David Bender is co-hosting, then I suspect she will be on KO still.









Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:40:22
Did anyone See that Dick Cheney's DOG got a VP motorcade yesterday to go to the VET?!?!?!?

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:41:46
Don't forget everyone, Sam is filling in for Mike Malloy tonight. I presume the Sammy Cam will be up. Especially helpful if you can't get the show on the radio and you don't have Sirius.

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:42:30
Quote by Raine: Did anyone See that Dick Cheney's DOG got a VP motorcade yesterday to go to the VET?!?!?!?


WTF???!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:43:55
Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:44:54
Quote by Raine:
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by shelaghc:



Am I the only one excited about this?





I was kind of hoping she'd get a show at MSNBC... This will also mean she won't be making any appearances on KO's show either.




I just popped the question in her show blog to see if she responds about KO appearances. I also asked if Kent Jones might be returning.

Well if David Bender is co-hosting, then I suspect she will be on KO still.





Did you hear that he was? I wasn't able to listen to the show last night. That would be all kinds of awesome! I miss hearing David regularly.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:45:52
Quote by Raine: Video here.
Can you imagine how much this cost the TAXPAYERS?!?!?!



Look I LOVE dogs, but this is f*cking ridiculous.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:47:30
Oh, BTW, did everyone hear about Faux Noise fonting John McCain as a Democrat when he addressed the CPAC convention. Gee, they make that mistake an awful lot don't they?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:48:22
Quote by livingonli: Don't forget everyone, Sam is filling in for Mike Malloy tonight. I presume the Sammy Cam will be up. Especially helpful if you can't get the show on the radio and you don't have Sirius.






I have boxes to unpack tonight. It'll be great to listen to the Samster while working up a sweat!



Hey, did anyone hear about Randi getting confused because we call him Sammy? She didn't know about the cam. *g*

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 16:48:26


Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:48:43
Delirious!

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:49:46
Quote by BobR:


:beer:

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:51:17
*sigh* here is a fact, hillary is just a devisive figure to MANY in this country. Doesn't matter how we feel as progressives, during the general election, the entire country matters.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:52:07
Just got this in an email:

Act now to save the life of an Afghan reporter!

Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, a student at Balkh University and a reporter for Jahan-I-Now (New World) newspaper, was arrested in October and sentenced to death January 22, 2008, after he supposedly confessed to blasphemy. Kambakhsh has said his intent was to foster discussion on the role of women in Islamic societies. Instead, he was arrested in the Balkh province, tried before a secret court without legal representation and sentenced to death.


Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 16:52:18
Quote by Raine: Did anyone See that Dick Cheney's DOG got a VP motorcade yesterday to go to the VET?!?!?!?






I think I'm more surprised he cares for another living thing

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 16:53:46
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Did anyone See that Dick Cheney's DOG got a VP motorcade yesterday to go to the VET?!?!?!?






I think I'm more surprised he cares for another living thing


Only those who have direct contact with him. Otherwise he doesn't give a shit.





Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 16:54:26
Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:55:02
OOFda... Zell *I challenge you to Duel* Miller.

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 16:58:37
What's the verdict on the weekend we will get together? The 4th or the 25th or other?

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 16:59:50
Quote by livingonli: What's the verdict on the weekend we will get together? The 4th or the 25th or other?


It looks like the 4th.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 17:01:10
There has been another Shooting in Baton Rouge. What the HELL is going on?

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 17:04:13
We (atlanta) lost a soldier this week who was a dog handler as well. A man from Norcross , who was on his fifth (5) tour of duty.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 17:08:54
yuo know, regarding CPAC, yesterday we say a lot of video from the candidates, and a lot of press was given, But I saw NO video of Darth Cheney. was it even allowed to be filmed?







Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:09:13
Bob great blog opening! Water rights are the coming next crisis. Not just in the US but all around the world.



Bob, I just want to remind you while the hill folk of West Virginia might have had penchant for violence and inter-family warfare. They were not armed with flintlock rifles. As you can see from the picture, from 1897 of the Hatfields, they were armed with the most modern of weapons. Clockwise from the left they are a Colt 1873 Peacemaker pistol, then what seem to be two Smith and Wesson Scofield model pistols. The final two rifles are Winchester lever action rifles, "the rifle that won the American West."*











*The weapons identification was supplied by Brother Mondo. He is my go to man on arms and armements military history and contemporary small infantry unit tactics. If you have any questions feel free to ask and they will be answered.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:09:34
Spoiler Alert



Will this work? I've never done an animation before...

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:10:29
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: What's the verdict on the weekend we will get together? The 4th or the 25th or other?


It looks like the 4th.




Yeah we have a plan! :D



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:10:51
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g37/Wicked_Pam/misc/SPOILERALERT.gif




meant it to do this....

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:11:35
:blush: :cough: Here is said picture of the Hatfield Clan:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HatfieldClan.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:12:39
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HatfieldClan.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:13:48
:cry: Why can't I get the images to work? :frustration:

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 17:17:27
So, it will be the April 4th weekend at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn (book through Orbitz for the best rate).

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:18:07
Quote by Raine: Video here.






Wow Mala, WhathisName the crackhead from Channel 4 is looking long in the tooth isn't he?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:19:48
Quote by livingonli: So, it will be the April 4th weekend at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn (book through Orbitz for the best rate).




Don't book yet until I check the AARP website.





Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:22:52
Quote by livingonli: So, it will be the April 4th weekend at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn (book through Orbitz for the best rate).




If I'm looking at the same place you are, Orbitz beats out AARP this time. But don't you have to pay in advance on Orbitz?





Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:23:50
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HatfieldClan.jpg


Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:24:09
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine: Video here.






Wow Mala, WhathisName the crackhead from Channel 4 is looking long in the tooth isn't he?




Jim Vance or as DOn and Mike call him Grady. You think he's looking old you should see Jan Fox.



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 17:24:40
Quote by Mondobubba:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HatfieldClan.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HatfieldClan.jpg


Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:26:25
LI, I'm not finding that Holiday Inn listing on Orbitz. Do you have an address or a link?



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:26:42
Oh btw, Mondo - Don (from Don and MIke) is retiring on May 30th

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 17:26:54
I have no Idea why mondo... I tried adjusting the link, to no avail...

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:27:25
Quote by shelaghc: LI, I'm not finding that Holiday Inn listing on Orbitz. Do you have an address or a link?





Holiday Inn Key Bridge - Rosslyn



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 17:28:06
Quote by wickedpam:
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g37/Wicked_Pam/misc/SPOILERALERT.gif




meant it to do this....




Raine can you turn this into a emoticon?



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:28:46
Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:29:03
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by shelaghc: LI, I'm not finding that Holiday Inn listing on Orbitz. Do you have an address or a link?





Holiday Inn Key Bridge - Rosslyn



I just found it, but I'm not seeing a rate of $84 a night. Mine is showing $124.





Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:33:35
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HatfieldClan.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HatfieldClan.jpg






I think it might be some sort of wikipedia image ripoff prevention thing.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/08/2008 17:36:17
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine: Video here.






Wow Mala, WhathisName the crackhead from Channel 4 is looking long in the tooth isn't he?




Jim Vance or as DOn and Mike call him Grady. You think he's looking old you should see Jan Fox.





:rofl:

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 17:39:32
Quote by shelaghc:

I just found it, but I'm not seeing a rate of $84 a night. Mine is showing $124.





It's coming up at $124 for me too for that weekend.

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 17:41:36
Quote by BobR:

It's coming up at $124 for me too for that weekend.


For the weekend of 25-28, it comes up as $114.



I suspect the cheaper rooms are being gobbled up, and swift action is required



Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:44:39
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR:

It's coming up at $124 for me too for that weekend.


For the weekend of 25-28, it comes up as $114.



I suspect the cheaper rooms are being gobbled up, and swift action is required







Unfortunately I'm not in a position to pay in advance for a room. Unless I can room with someone who can (and pay them back), I'm out of the picture.



Comment by TriSec on 02/08/2008 17:45:58
Scrolling through some things below...





Looks like we'll be getting $1500 here in the TriSec compound...probably in May/June according to the story? Well, that would put a big chunk towards any relocation expenses, wouldn't it? (Targeted for July, if we go through with it.) Well, thank you Mr. President, I may actually spend that on the economy instead of paying off bills with it.



Cheney has a dog? You can fool people, but usually not dogs; it must be a passive breed...maybe a Gitmo Waterboard Retriever?



NH just lost a Navy Seal, KIA in Iraq...on his 4th tour of duty.



Last time we were in DC, we stayed at the Best Western - Key Bridge, right next to the Holiday Inn. It is a very nice location. Convenient to everything, and plenty of places to hang out. Plus the Metro is steps away for day-touring.



Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:50:13
Quote by TriSec:

Looks like we'll be getting $1500 here in the TriSec compound...probably in May/June according to the story? Well, that would put a big chunk towards any relocation expenses, wouldn't it? (Targeted for July, if we go through with it.) Well, thank you Mr. President, I may actually spend that on the economy instead of paying off bills with it.




Hey Tri, How do you figure out the money you're getting?

Comment by TriSec on 02/08/2008 17:53:55
Unless my math was off, wasn't that $600 each, plus $300 per child? At least that's what I thought I heard earlier today..





Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 17:56:38
Quote by TriSec: Unless my math was off, wasn't that $600 each, plus $300 per child? At least that's what I thought I heard earlier today..









Ah, I see. But doesn't it say "up to $600?" How are they determining who gets the max?



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 17:57:31
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR:

It's coming up at $124 for me too for that weekend.


For the weekend of 25-28, it comes up as $114.



I suspect the cheaper rooms are being gobbled up, and swift action is required



I just went back to the site. Apparently the difference is whether you stay to Sunday or until Monday. So I guess it's 114 for the two nights but it averages out to 84 if you stay until Monday. When I plotted out, I was looking at possibly doing Friday-Monday for myself.

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 18:02:42
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k177/Kainstryder/cannabis.jpg


Comment by velveeta jones on 02/08/2008 18:15:42
Hey all, just stopping by. I am NOT going to go on my Red Cross call, due to a real possibility of a job coming up. (fingers crossed).



I would like to come to the meet-up, depending when it will be. I need to be in NYC sometime before June and anytime in April sounds good. I could go to DC, then take the train to NYC. I only need to be in the city for 1 day (a meeting) and it could be any day. I just need to co-ordinate with the people that I'm working with. So, count me and my wife in, as long as I can work it out with the NY people.



Oh. And Bob, great post, GA sounds like its quickly becoming Urinetown! One of my favorite shows. (A water shortage forces people to have to stop flushing and eventually an evil Corporation makes people pay money to have the privilege to pee, which leads to a revolution).









Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 18:22:38
When I compared the rates from Orbitz, it would actually only cost me a few bucks to stay until Monday then to just do Friday-Sunday.

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 18:23:04
I meant a few bucks more of course.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 18:26:03
Quote by velveeta jones: Hey all, just stopping by. I am NOT going to go on my Red Cross call, due to a real possibility of a job coming up. (fingers crossed).



I would like to come to the meet-up, depending when it will be. I need to be in NYC sometime before June and anytime in April sounds good. I could go to DC, then take the train to NYC. I only need to be in the city for 1 day (a meeting) and it could be any day. I just need to co-ordinate with the people that I'm working with. So, count me and my wife in, as long as I can work it out with the NY people.



Oh. And Bob, great post, GA sounds like its quickly becoming Urinetown! One of my favorite shows. (A water shortage forces people to have to stop flushing and eventually an evil Corporation makes people pay money to have the privilege to pee, which leads to a revolution).







good news all around!



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 18:37:01
:thud:



Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 18:44:47
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by wickedpam:
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g37/Wicked_Pam/misc/SPOILERALERT.gif




meant it to do this....




Raine can you turn this into a emoticon?

That should be easy enough to do! I suggest it simple be called



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 18:45:55
Do I have to send you the file or anything?

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 18:54:59
Quote by shelaghc:





Unfortunately I'm not in a position to pay in advance for a room. Unless I can room with someone who can (and pay them back), I'm out of the picture.



We won't be able to pay in advance either, at least not until next Friday at the earliest.

Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 18:56:16
Quote by wickedpam: Do I have to send you the file or anything?


We got it already! ;)

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 18:59:17
okay - the Spoiler image has been added as an emoticon, although because of its size, it won't be in the quick access panel on the left. It IS in the pop-up box, or just type in



: spoiler :



(without the spaces)



:spoiler:

Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 19:10:28
Cool! I'll see if I can make a smaller on later :D

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 19:12:36
Quote by velveeta jones:

Oh. And Bob, great post, GA sounds like its quickly becoming Urinetown! One of my favorite shows. (A water shortage forces people to have to stop flushing and eventually an evil Corporation makes people pay money to have the privilege to pee, which leads to a revolution).



I saw that one years ago in NYC - it's great!

Comment by shelaghc on 02/08/2008 19:58:13
Hey! It's day!



I'm not sure if I'll be able to get away with any of this next week during work, but it's been fun this week.



The guy I'm supposed to be working for will be back on Monday - my first time meeting him.



Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 20:02:40
I better get some errands done. I am really slacking off today.



I think I would rather take a nap though.

Comment by BobR on 02/08/2008 20:08:30


IT'S FRIDAY, YA BASTAHDS...



:boobs2:

:bounce: :bounce:

:boobs:

:boobs:

:bouncer:



BOUNCE!!



Comment by wickedpam on 02/08/2008 20:09:20


Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 20:40:07
I was tawking to a friend... is it too late too :boob:?



OK, here I go...


:boobs:

:martini:

:boobs2: :boobs:

:boobs2: :boobs:

:boobs2:

:boobs:




Comment by Raine on 02/08/2008 20:46:29
Quote by shelaghc: Hey! It's day!



I'm not sure if I'll be able to get away with any of this next week during work, but it's been fun this week.



The guy I'm supposed to be working for will be back on Monday - my first time meeting him.

I hope we get to see you over the weekend...



Comment by velveeta jones on 02/08/2008 22:05:24
:yawn: waiting for video to render.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........wha? huh?

Comment by livingonli on 02/08/2008 23:43:38
It's that kind of day. My computer kept freezing up. I had to reboot it 3 times today.

Comment by TriSec on 02/09/2008 02:02:25
Evening folks. Recovering TriSec here, instead of at my first Blue & Gold banquet as Cubmaster...



Which now gives me an interesting observation on our new friend influenza and the alleged "vaccine".



The Waltham Public School system has been ravaged by it this week; anectodal reports indicate between 1/4 and 1/3 of students affected in the Bright, Fitzgerald, and Wittemore schools.



This has affected our Cub Pack to the same rate, roughly 1/3 of the expected participants called the chairman to cancel this evening.



And Athena has also had a rash of patients, though not at the same percentage. I have heard of at least one co-worker that has been out and has suffered to the same degree as we have on this one.



I'm surprised more by the achiness of this one...I was never really congested, never really had a cough, but my temp had skyrocketed earlier in the week (I reported 102º once, but upon further review of our inaccurate digital thermometer, that may have been as high as 104º)...and I've had such a general pain that it hurts to sit or recline in any one position for any length of time. And now I've got some low-grade abdominal/chest pains that had better damn well be muscular instead of cardio-vascular..



But in any case, Javi got his vaccine from his pediatrician; Maria got hers at the same time. Waltham Public runs a clinic for all their students, and AthenaHealth also does an annual free vaccine clinic...



So why did we all get it, and why did we get it so hard?



Either the vaccine was completely the wrong strain this year...or the formula was botched and it was completely ineffective.



Or maybe some of those predictions are right, and the virus is mutating too fast for us to react to it anymore...





Comment by livingonli on 02/09/2008 03:00:05
The observation we had at work was that there were a number of even pro athletes that have gotten the flu this year. It was interesting if you watch any NHL or NBA game how many teams have had players out with the flu over the last month.

Comment by livingonli on 02/09/2008 03:02:17
Family Room HD has UFO right now. Boy, were they off on what what life would be like in 1980.