Since: Jan 10

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#78457 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Why are you letting a judge it icon bother you so much?
They (the judging icons) usually don't make sense or correlate to what the post was anyway.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#78458 Jan 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Yeah? And how do the Feds recommend I do my job without it?
Whoa whoa whoa. You forget, they are not in the solution business. They're like the two Bobs in Office Space.

"We fixed...the glitch."

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#78459 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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You'll take my gun talk when you pry it from my cold, dead mouth!
i'm not trying to take it away.... i'm just aksing that it be taken somewhere else...

same thing with the healthcare talk... please, pretty please, take it somewhere else...
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78460 Jan 11, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i'm not trying to take it away.... i'm just aksing that it be taken somewhere else...
same thing with the healthcare talk... please, pretty please, take it somewhere else...
Me, too. Please.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78461 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you letting a judge it icon bother you so much?
I took it as another opportunity to once again demonstrate the backwardness of their values and the direction they wish to see this country go. The fact that they choose to be silent, except for little judging icons, only demonstrates this to everyone.

If they had a leg to stand on and I was so clueless, certainly it would be an easy feat for them to actually use their words and explain to everyone why this is true.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78462 Jan 11, 2013
Here is the link for the python hunt.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/10/snake-hu...

Why aren't all the gun people eager to come don to the Evergalades and shoot 15 foot snakes?

Since: Jan 10

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#78463 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Okay. What if an intruder breaks down my door in the middle of the night and has a gun?
I think "Intruder" =/= a team of nazis.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#78464 Jan 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Why aren't all the gun people eager to come don to the Evergalades and shoot 15 foot snakes?
I for one happen to like snakes (proud father of a ball python) and the very idea of a "python hunt" sickens me. Pythons are harmless and they even help control the gator population (which are far more dangerous to humans and pets.) They should be left alone.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78465 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I for one happen to like snakes (proud father of a ball python) and the very idea of a "python hunt" sickens me. Pythons are harmless and they even help control the gator population (which are far more dangerous to humans and pets.) They should be left alone.
I too was a snake owner (2 ball pythons and a red-tail boa back in college) and snakeskin anything grosses me out.

But these pythons in FL are NOT native; most are burmese pythons that were once pets and when they got too big for their owners to care for, they were released into the wild. They're decimating all types of native wildlife and are breeding like rabbits. One female had like 86 eggs in her when she was killed.

I don't like how it's being carried out, but these snakes definitely need to be culled.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78466 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I for one happen to like snakes (proud father of a ball python) and the very idea of a "python hunt" sickens me. Pythons are harmless and they even help control the gator population (which are far more dangerous to humans and pets.) They should be left alone.
Except they're not supposed to be int he everglades and they are wiping out endangered species in the Everglades. They're there because stupid snake owners release them there.

I like snakes as well.

Since: Jan 10

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#78467 Jan 11, 2013
Wow.

DEAR MISS MANNERS,

When I am visiting someone's home, even some of my family members' homes, I ask or announce that I need to use their bathroom. I have practiced this habit most of my life.

I was annoyed when an acquaintance on the very first visit to my home, just got up and went to use my bathroom. She didn't even know where the bathroom was located.

After about her third or fourth visit I finally told her that when I visit someone's home, I say that I'm going to use the bathroom. She gave me a strange look when I told her. Am I sweating the small stuff or making a big deal out of nothing?

GENTLE READER,

"You may be surprised to hear that not everyone is as charmed by bathroom announcements as you seem to be. It is true that asking its location is preferable to running around opening doors, but after that, one need only say, "Excuse me." Miss Manners assures you that everyone knows why you need to be excused."

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78468 Jan 11, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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I too was a snake owner (2 ball pythons and a red-tail boa back in college) and snakeskin anything grosses me out.
But these pythons in FL are NOT native; most are burmese pythons that were once pets and when they got too big for their owners to care for, they were released into the wild. They're decimating all types of native wildlife and are breeding like rabbits. One female had like 86 eggs in her when she was killed.
I don't like how it's being carried out, but these snakes definitely need to be culled.
Squishy- I sent you a PM

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78469 Jan 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Squishy- I sent you a PM
Got it and replied.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#78470 Jan 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Wow.
DEAR MISS MANNERS,
When I am visiting someone's home, even some of my family members' homes, I ask or announce that I need to use their bathroom. I have practiced this habit most of my life.
I was annoyed when an acquaintance on the very first visit to my home, just got up and went to use my bathroom. She didn't even know where the bathroom was located.
After about her third or fourth visit I finally told her that when I visit someone's home, I say that I'm going to use the bathroom. She gave me a strange look when I told her. Am I sweating the small stuff or making a big deal out of nothing?
GENTLE READER,
"You may be surprised to hear that not everyone is as charmed by bathroom announcements as you seem to be. It is true that asking its location is preferable to running around opening doors, but after that, one need only say, "Excuse me." Miss Manners assures you that everyone knows why you need to be excused."
Wow indeed. I can't believe no one ever told her to just go.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78471 Jan 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Wow.
DEAR MISS MANNERS,
When I am visiting someone's home, even some of my family members' homes, I ask or announce that I need to use their bathroom. I have practiced this habit most of my life.
I was annoyed when an acquaintance on the very first visit to my home, just got up and went to use my bathroom. She didn't even know where the bathroom was located.
After about her third or fourth visit I finally told her that when I visit someone's home, I say that I'm going to use the bathroom. She gave me a strange look when I told her. Am I sweating the small stuff or making a big deal out of nothing?
GENTLE READER,
"You may be surprised to hear that not everyone is as charmed by bathroom announcements as you seem to be. It is true that asking its location is preferable to running around opening doors, but after that, one need only say, "Excuse me." Miss Manners assures you that everyone knows why you need to be excused."
She sounds like a nutter.

But I do have this problem at work. My desk is such that no one can really see me and I'm supposed to answer the phones, so I have to announce that I'm leaving so someone else can grab the phone. I usually say "I'm going to the Ladies'" but I hate doing it. When I worked in retail, we used a code that someone picked up working at Marshall Field's. We'd say "Code 47" or just "47" as we walked by a co-worker. Much less embarassing.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78472 Jan 11, 2013
Not to change the subject or anything, but Jesse Jackson Jr quit the House last year and is out of work. Today his wife Sandi quit her job as a alderman in Chicago. So now they are both out of work and he is still presumably running up medical bills at Mayo Clinic.

Hmm. Who is paying? And what will they live on?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78473 Jan 11, 2013
squishymama wrote:
most are burmese pythons that were once pets and when they got too big for their owners to care for, they were released into the wild.
Not just because they got too big, they were outlawed when one snake of an irresponsible owner killed a toddler. People had no choice but to release them, or turn them in so they could be destroyed.

Snakes aren't the only non-native species "wreaking havoc" on our oh-so-fragile ecosystem.

I thought America was supposed to welcome all walks of life from everywhere in the world?

Does this mean we'll be able to "cull" illegal immigrants next?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78474 Jan 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Not to change the subject or anything, but Jesse Jackson Jr quit the House last year and is out of work. Today his wife Sandi quit her job as a alderman in Chicago. So now they are both out of work and he is still presumably running up medical bills at Mayo Clinic.
Hmm. Who is paying? And what will they live on?
I assume his father is worth quite a few dollars.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78475 Jan 11, 2013
I just googled. He's worth an estimated $10M. He can pay for their care.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78476 Jan 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Not to change the subject or anything, but Jesse Jackson Jr quit the House last year and is out of work. Today his wife Sandi quit her job as a alderman in Chicago. So now they are both out of work and he is still presumably running up medical bills at Mayo Clinic.
Hmm. Who is paying? And what will they live on?
I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Don't they both get a six figure pension for life?

I can't understand why nobody can figure out where these "spending cuts" should be made...

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