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that logging had anything to
March 30, 2014 02:20PM
- “Grandma used to say,
"We'll never notice the
September 29, 2013 11:14PM
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found out about it three years
My father and I
September 19, 2013 04:44AM
for making a comment to my
I do not
believe that he
September 18, 2013 01:29PM
- “Very good looking fence!
Now your neighbors will be
about a lot of
September 17, 2013 09:59PM
In BIG type, as of today, “MLB IS BACK!” Of course, referring to Major League Baseball. At this point, it is OK to GROAN.
47 years ago, when I was a sleeper at a firehouse, Captain Willie would walk around with a small portable radio, (transistor radio), held to his righ… Read full post »
A week ago, at Oso, Washington, part of a mountainside gave way in an avalanche. The path of destruction destroyed about 49 homes, many outbuildings, many vehicles, and caused the deaths of people, their pets, and some farm animals.
In seconds, a quiet rural community was tra… Read full post »
Here is a gentle fire safety reminder, and some interesting information from the NFPA - National Fire Protection Association. Please take a moment to look at this potentially life saving information.
As a former firefighter, (about 13 years), I've been inside burning residentia… Read full post »
My parents moved to Saratoga, California in October 1955, about two weeks after the start of school. Previously, we lived in San Jose, CA, where I was a 7TH grade student at Luther Burbank Elementary School, on San Carlos Street, in the “Burbank” area of west San Jose. I/… Read full post »
Since conservative Christians gained control of the Republican Party, all sorts of bad things have been happening.
Here is an example of one of them - in case you missed this news item... Subject: Daily Kos :: National Republican Congressional Committee sets up 18 fake web sites t… Read full post »
Frankly, I am surprised they did not require that he shave off his mustache and goatee,… Read full post »
Poobahs of the NFL - it is past the time for you to do something to discourage "LATE HITS" on quarterbacks.
As I channel hopped the games on TV today, September 29th, I saw many "late hits" on quarterbacks.
One in particular involved Titans quarterback, Jake Locker, who ended up having… Read full post »
Enough is enough. The talking heads of, you-name-the-media outlets, are droning on about the Washington, DC killer. Speculating about motive, about his past life, his experiences in the military, etc., etc. The information is repetitive, and for the most part uninteresting, and unimportan/… Read full post »
Please help stop the killing of innocent desert tortoises.
Our family has been caregivers to two desert tortoises for 27+ years.We know the tortoises are unique animals, that cannot be returned to the wild once they have had contact with humans. (Human cooties can inte… Read full post »
There is pain, and then there is real pain. I think everyone knows the difference. If someone has arthritis pain in both knees, both hips, both hands, and lower back pain, many doctors would be very quick and happy to prescribe a variety of pain medications.
Trouble is, if you take… Read full post »
“Little Anthony Weiner,” allegedly confessed to using the ‘handle’ “Carlos Danger” while sending electronic photos of his ‘junk’ to a 26 year-old female.
Yepp, he’s the same guy who says he is a candidate to become mayor of New York City.&nb… Read full post »
One thing folks need to remember, is to give locally. One does not have to be a billionaire, millionaire, or thousandaire, to help others. Many folks who still are… Read full post »
It looks like there is a rush of disingenuous carping about Paula Deen, as companies decide to fire her, for telling the truth.
I have to question the real motives.
To all the board members and management of Walmart, Home Depot, Food Network, Smithfield Hams, Caesars Entertainmen… Read full post »
I am not part of an organized group trying to defend Paula Deen. I am an individual who happens to enjoy cooking as a hobby.
I learned to cook by watching my mother and her mother, and, by the seat of my pants when I was in the fire… Read full post »
I have been a member of The American Legion for a number of years, but not any more.
The American Legion chooses to discriminate against many veterans who have served their country honorably, but during peacetime. I believe this is unfair.
Originally, when the organization was char… Read full post »
Today, all of us should pause for a moment of silence and thanks for the almost 10,000 Allied Forces (U.S. Canada, Scotland, England and Wales), wounded or killed during the invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
They were fighting against Hitler’s German forces that were occ… Read full post »
I must confess that there are times when I feel like I have been living in a cardboard box, with the flaps closed shut.
Last night was one of those times, when I learned about “mermaids.”
Then, today, to learn that - allegedly - the Chinese government hacked into top-se… Read full post »
When I first heard of the Highway 5 bridge collapse at the Skagit River, it was hard for me to believe that such a thing could happen.
As more details arrive, the driver of the truck that hit the bridge, might have had to take evasive action to avoid a collision… Read full post »
I was listening to President Obama speaking earlier today. He was discussing some serious issues, when someone in the crowd began interrupting him.
Other news sources indicate the disruption came from a woman, known as Medea Benjamin, who founded a group called "Code Pink."
I am left with the o… Read full post »
At my last job before I retired, I had a “Program Manager” and a “Supervisor.”
Both were incompetent; and, both had been promoted mostly as a convenience to the employer - a state agency - to avoid any type of discrimination or personnel issues. Their positio… Read full post »
As we try to settle down after the tragic events in Boston, one must ask the bomber(s), what was your point? What were you trying to say?
Did you intend to just scare people, or, did you really intend to kill an 8 year-old boy and two adults? Did you really/… Read full post »
I've read that many millionaires and billionaires, pay very little or no U.S. income taxes, because they mostly invest in tax exempt investments.
Some people have been clammoring for a flat tax...
Anyone suggesting a flat tax of 15% or 20% is crazy, or at the very least, mentally unbalanced. … Read full post »
Afghanistan’s president Karzai just slapped the U.S. in the face. We do have the ability to say "goodbye" and leave within 45 to 60 days, but that is unlikely.
As much as I dislike Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, due to his strange ideas and his rat's nest hairdo, he… Read full post »
Most people are not aware of the unofficial pastime for many of the residents of the State of Washington. That, of course, is “mowing the lawn.” At the first sign of a warmer, clear day, one can hear the din of lawnmowers in the distance throughout the area.
In Washingto… Read full post »
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