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“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#76162 Nov 21, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> And back in the day of Ray Meyers we were a basketball powerhouse, too. Many fond arguments with my brother who was at Kentucky when I was at DePaul in mid-70's
i was an undergrad during the joey meyer era. the men's team was losing their conference games but winning all the non-conference games. i only ever made it to one game.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76164 Nov 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving, Regs!:)

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76165 Nov 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving All! Wishing you all the best and looking forward to hearing your stories!
Sweet Potato Queen

Highland Park, IL

#76166 Nov 22, 2012
Sweet Potato Queen

Highland Park, IL

#76167 Nov 22, 2012
Sweet Potato Queen wrote:
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Abby
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TFEB7R7BKQ...

Amy

Since: Jan 10

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#76168 Nov 22, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
So you two also must agree that the Hillsbro church or whatever it's called should be able to protest military funerals and scream at grieving family members?
I just don't understand WHY people would so blatantly disrespect the very people who allowed them that freedom? Is it just to be a rebel? How pathetic and empty must their lives be to show such hatred for the most respected members of our society just because they can?
If I was her employer I would have proudly fired her immediately. If she would so contemptuously disrespect people that gave their lives for us, imagine how disrespectful she must be to her bosses.
I do agree that the whackjobs should be able to protest at funerals. Freedom of speech. But I also believe FULLY "Incendiary acts beget incendiary reactions." If someone is going to do something so over the top offensive, they are taking a huge personal risk. So if someone beat the SHIT out of a funeral protester, I'm very okay with that. That's the risk those protesters KNEW they were taking. They decided they were okay taking that risk. I'm okay with someone following through and making sure they endure the consequences.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76169 Nov 22, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
sports is where it's at for attention... does anyone realize that Notre Dame is NOT the largest Catholic university in the US?
It seems their alumni are the most vocal. It has such a good reputation b/c everyone speaks about it. Whether or not you get a better education there, I have no idea. I do know there are people where I work that get an interview just b/c they have done well at Notre Dame and are given more than a second look b/c of it. I have no idea, personally, though of why it's a better education. It could be, or maybe not.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76170 Nov 22, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I do agree that the whackjobs should be able to protest at funerals. Freedom of speech. But I also believe FULLY "Incendiary acts beget incendiary reactions." If someone is going to do something so over the top offensive, they are taking a huge personal risk. So if someone beat the SHIT out of a funeral protester, I'm very okay with that. That's the risk those protesters KNEW they were taking. They decided they were okay taking that risk. I'm okay with someone following through and making sure they endure the consequences.
I'm all for any peaceful protest. If you are getting vile to the point of disrupting someone's grieving, really, and not just being annoying, then I think ou should be arrested on some charge that has to do with disruption of the peace. There's right to both sides. I'm with you, the people who fought for all our rights to speak out.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76171 Nov 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76172 Nov 22, 2012
Thanks for posting!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was up at 5 a.m.(!) so I coudl go to Nick's so he can do an early morning race (He should be home within the hour). And I'm babysitting the kids all day tomorrow b/c both their parents have to work. He so owes me.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#76173 Nov 22, 2012
Big time he owes you, Red.

Enjoy the holiday, everyone. I know I will.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76174 Nov 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
There's right to both sides.
I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.

Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76175 Nov 22, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.
Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!
You'll have to let us know what it is and how it turned out. Okay -- I'm going to get cooking myself! Best to you and yours.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76176 Nov 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Lotsa prep work done on veggies and side dishes. I have a small turkey so I will put it in in a little while, plus I'm doing a prime rib roast and a leg of lamb. <sigh> *I* am almost a vegetarian, but these people eat a lot of meat. <shrug>

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#76177 Nov 22, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.
Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts tossed with salt pepper and garlic, wine and the makings of Mimosa's are my assigned tasks.

My husband made 2 pumpkin pies, one with a gluten free crust so my BIL can have it.

My SIL the hostess is into portion control, so we also got a small turkey because she will not give out leftovers.

Family drama started Tuesday night and is moving into pre-game warm ups. Sigh

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#76178 Nov 22, 2012
i'm in that odd state of suspended animation... everything is started, but it's too early to put on the oven. mashed potatoes are done, sweet potatoes are ready for roasting. made teh creamed spinach last night.

we're skyping with my brother's family in a bit, time to remind the kids of who we are again. pre-game after taht (plenty of adult beverages on ice), and dropping the puck on family festivites at 3... still haven't heard for sure if gramma's getting sprung for dinner or not. not my job, so i'm trying not to care.

may everyone;s holiday be what they want it to be!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76179 Nov 22, 2012
My BIL lives for ND football (travels out there at least once a year for a game with his buddies, whether or not the timing is convenient for his wife and son). I dressed my 4 year old in a USC tshirt under his cardigan (USC is the only team that ND has left to play this year. ND is currently undefeated and ranked #1). My husband and I still hate our BIL.

Let the Thanksgiving festivities begin!

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76180 Nov 22, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
My BIL lives for ND football (travels out there at least once a year for a game with his buddies, whether or not the timing is convenient for his wife and son). I dressed my 4 year old in a USC tshirt under his cardigan (USC is the only team that ND has left to play this year. ND is currently undefeated and ranked #1). My husband and I still hate our BIL.
Let the Thanksgiving festivities begin!
Go Trojans!
:)

I don't want to see ND get into the big dance. I think they've been overrated all season.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#76181 Nov 22, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
i'm in that odd state of suspended animation... everything is started, but it's too early to put on the oven. mashed potatoes are done, sweet potatoes are ready for roasting. made teh creamed spinach last night.
we're skyping with my brother's family in a bit, time to remind the kids of who we are again. pre-game after taht (plenty of adult beverages on ice), and dropping the puck on family festivites at 3... still haven't heard for sure if gramma's getting sprung for dinner or not. not my job, so i'm trying not to care.
may everyone;s holiday be what they want it to be!
Wanna switch families this afternoon?

My father is getting a pass from his nursing home to come to Bro's house. My mom has suddenly developed a 100 degree fever and can't make it. My SIL and her sister are not talking to each other but she and her family will be there anyway.

The Brussels Sprouts are very good; I might bring some pomegranate molasses to drizzle over them.

Husband is making more pumpkin pies but did not put a drip pan underneath so we have been trying to fend off triggering the smoke alarm which would automatically call the fire department, and...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#76182 Nov 22, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
i'm in that odd state of suspended animation... everything is started, but it's too early to put on the oven.
Me too mostly. I have the prime rib cooked, and I'm cooking the lamb now. I think I'm waiting a few more hours on Milo (Turkey's name this year) as he is pretty small.

Mashed potatoes are ready to start cooking but it's still too early and I have the sweet potato gratin ready to go in. GB casserole (yuk) is all done and I made stuffing (or is it dressing) last night. I never put it inside the bird so it's on its own.

I bought instead of made cranberry sauce this year. It was Chris' favorite part of the meal and I just haven't wanted to go through all the work to make it since he died. <shrug>

The husband is here sleeping in my room, niece is at work but her daughter is in the other bedroom sleeping and Becca (Chris' GF, for those of you on FB with me, she's the "Rebecca" who posts on my thing from time to time) sleeping on the couch. I am hiding in a corner surreptitiously surfing the web and trying to be quiet. They have another hour then it's rise and shine. <shrug again> Nephew will be here later.

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