New pope Francis

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#178 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You think?
Pope Francis, the first man in the modern era from outside Europe to lead the Roman Catholic Church, prizes compassion, humility and simplicity — so much that he gave up his chauffeur in Argentina and took the bus to work.
As archbishop, Bergoglio had the option to live in a palace but chose a simple apartment, according to the National Catholic Reporter. He gave up a limousine for the bus, and cooks his own meals.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13...
They say he has a heart for the people, as it should be for a Pope! I pray that he continues to mimic St. Frances of Assisi.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#179 Mar 14, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Then I guess you never have spent a night walking through Cades Cove after the gates are closed to traffic, and you have no idea what I am alluding to.
And if you go to the Smokies and waste your time on 441 or get anywhere close to Gatlinburg you must not be as prescient as you've stated.
Property right Paco...property rights.
woof
The only reasons I've been down there were to please others. Once was a wedding, another was my wife's family reunion. That's how you get stuck on 441.
I like the beach for my vacations. The mountains and woods leave me cold. Granted, I've been to Banff and it was beautiful, but staying in Calgary was a prerequisite for that.

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#180 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>The Smokies are crowded (nothing like 5:00 PM sitting on US 441 for fun and relaxation) and commercialized. I hate camping to boot. Give me PCB over to Fort Walton and Destin any day.
That's because it's redneck central. If you want to try it again, try April. We drove from Bristol to Atlanta via the Smokies last April. Took about 30 minutes to get through Pigeon Forge, but they had a mega car show going on. I took the Gatlinburg bypass, wasn't dumb enough to drive through that mess, and we had fairly light traffic in the park. Had no trouble getting a parking spot at Clingman's Dome, then we zipped right out. Cherokee wasn't bad either.

If you're gonna spend a week there in the summer, I can understand your loathing.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#181 Mar 14, 2013
I'm just glad the Pope is picked. Not Catholic, don't care, stop interrupting my shows with smoke watch.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#182 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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That's because it's redneck central. If you want to try it again, try April. We drove from Bristol to Atlanta via the Smokies last April. Took about 30 minutes to get through Pigeon Forge, but they had a mega car show going on. I took the Gatlinburg bypass, wasn't dumb enough to drive through that mess, and we had fairly light traffic in the park. Had no trouble getting a parking spot at Clingman's Dome, then we zipped right out. Cherokee wasn't bad either.
If you're gonna spend a week there in the summer, I can understand your loathing.
Both times because of extended family commitments we had no choice but to use 441. For the wedding , our hotel was booked as part of a large group and it was smack in the middle of 441.
441 makes US 17 in Myrtle Beach a pleasure drive. Same with US 98 in the FL panhandle (unless it's spring break, then you're better off walking.)
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#183 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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That's because it's redneck central. If you want to try it again, try April. We drove from Bristol to Atlanta via the Smokies last April. Took about 30 minutes to get through Pigeon Forge, but they had a mega car show going on. I took the Gatlinburg bypass, wasn't dumb enough to drive through that mess, and we had fairly light traffic in the park. Had no trouble getting a parking spot at Clingman's Dome, then we zipped right out. Cherokee wasn't bad either.
If you're gonna spend a week there in the summer, I can understand your loathing.
Parson Branch Road, a gravel road that stretches from Cades Cove to Rt 421 near the Carolina border is absolutely gorgeous (one way for a portion, out of the Southwest corner of Cades Cove), as are Rich Mountain Road (one way road out of the Northwest corner of Cades Cove to the north, and Lakeview Drive near Bryson City (the infamous road to nowhere).

None of these places are heavily traveled, but one must allocate sufficient time to experience them, and it is well worth doing so.

The Southern side in Carolina sees very few visitors, and the vast natural areas south of the GSNMP are also accessible once you're there (Nantahla & Cherokee Nat. Forests, and Joyce Kilmer etc.) but it takes a couple of hours to reach from Knoxville.

If someone hates the Smokies because of the crowds, they're just not trying very hard.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-03-12...

http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-pad...

woof

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#184 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Both times because of extended family commitments we had no choice but to use 441. For the wedding , our hotel was booked as part of a large group and it was smack in the middle of 441.
441 makes US 17 in Myrtle Beach a pleasure drive. Same with US 98 in the FL panhandle (unless it's spring break, then you're better off walking.)
Well if someone in my family wants to have a wedding there with those conditions, I'll decline with regrets, lol. It is certainly better when you can call your own shots.

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#185 Mar 14, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Parson Branch Road, a gravel road that stretches from Cades Cove to Rt 421 near the Carolina border is absolutely gorgeous (one way for a portion, out of the Southwest corner of Cades Cove), as are Rich Mountain Road (one way road out of the Northwest corner of Cades Cove to the north, and Lakeview Drive near Bryson City (the infamous road to nowhere).
None of these places are heavily traveled, but one must allocate sufficient time to experience them, and it is well worth doing so.
The Southern side in Carolina sees very few visitors, and the vast natural areas south of the GSNMP are also accessible once you're there (Nantahla & Cherokee Nat. Forests, and Joyce Kilmer etc.) but it takes a couple of hours to reach from Knoxville.
If someone hates the Smokies because of the crowds, they're just not trying very hard.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-03-12...
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-pad...
woof
It's all in knowing when to go. We've been to Yellowstone a few times, always in June, after the roads are plowed but before July 4th. No crowds to speak of, but in July and August all bets are off.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#186 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Well if someone in my family wants to have a wedding there with those conditions, I'll decline with regrets, lol. It is certainly better when you can call your own shots.
Believe me, it'll never happen again.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#187 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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It's all in knowing when to go. We've been to Yellowstone a few times, always in June, after the roads are plowed but before July 4th. No crowds to speak of, but in July and August all bets are off.
Same with the Cape and the Islands. Hit it in May before Memorial Day weekend and you'll have a great time. After that, you're done for the year because leaf peepers absolutely clog the roads of New England after mid September. Columbus Day weekend is a nightmare.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#188 Mar 14, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Parson Branch Road, a gravel road that stretches from Cades Cove to Rt 421 near the Carolina border is absolutely gorgeous (one way for a portion, out of the Southwest corner of Cades Cove), as are Rich Mountain Road (one way road out of the Northwest corner of Cades Cove to the north, and Lakeview Drive near Bryson City (the infamous road to nowhere).
woof
Correction:

US 129, not 421.

Apologies.

woof

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#189 Mar 14, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Parson Branch Road, a gravel road that stretches from Cades Cove to Rt 421 near the Carolina border is absolutely gorgeous (one way for a portion, out of the Southwest corner of Cades Cove), as are Rich Mountain Road (one way road out of the Northwest corner of Cades Cove to the north, and Lakeview Drive near Bryson City (the infamous road to nowhere).
None of these places are heavily traveled, but one must allocate sufficient time to experience them, and it is well worth doing so.
The Southern side in Carolina sees very few visitors, and the vast natural areas south of the GSNMP are also accessible once you're there (Nantahla & Cherokee Nat. Forests, and Joyce Kilmer etc.) but it takes a couple of hours to reach from Knoxville.
If someone hates the Smokies because of the crowds, they're just not trying very hard.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-03-12...
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-pad...
woof
Nice to know for the next time I go, and I got your later correction to R. 129. But since I avoid driving in the southern states as much as possible, who knows when I'll get back.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#190 Mar 14, 2013
It is always a good day to enjoy the music of The Meatmen but some days are better than others.



I am SATAN hear me roar
In dark voices too loud to ignore
Pukes in pews, who worship air
Brain dead drones, drowning in despair
Forced abstinence drives spineless,
Blueball priests into lives as snivelling
Altar boy defilers…
Demon Chorus say it!
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
For my tips on how to waste these pricks
Dial me 1-900-666
Pedophile priests who prey on kids
Jesus hates you for what they say you did
The concept is quite simple…
Command the flock to procreate…
More babies…more Catholics…
More money!!
Pagan Glee Club sing it!
POPE ON A ROPE
SEE THE HANGIN' DAGO
POPE ON A ROPE
A PUPPET ON A STRING
POPE ON A ROPE
THE SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION
POPE ON A ROPE
SWING, PONTIFF, SWING!!!
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
Pope on a Rope
POPE ON A ROPE
SEE THE HANGIN' DEGO
POPE ON A ROPE
A PUPPET ON A STRING
POPE ON A ROPE
THE SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION
POPE ON A ROPE
SWING, PONTIFF, SWING!!!
POPE ON A ROPE!!
Shania Twain

United States

#191 Mar 14, 2013
Any Pope, anywhere, anyhow --- fight the real enemy...
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#192 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Nice to know for the next time I go, and I got your later correction to R. 129. But since I avoid driving in the southern states as much as possible, who knows when I'll get back.
129 is well renowned among motorcyclists for its curves, hills, and scenery...know as "the tail of the dragon".

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/Parsons/index....

http://www.youtube.com/results...

http://www.youtube.com/results...

woof

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Since: Oct 12

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#193 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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...But since I avoid driving in the southern states as much as possible, who knows when I'll get back.
Hopefully, never.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#194 Mar 14, 2013
Shania Twain wrote:
Any Pope, anywhere, anyhow --- fight the real enemy...
U R Mad, rite?

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Since: Aug 12

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#195 Mar 14, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Hopefully, never.
It took me 29 years to get back to Georgia and South Carolina. It's been 31 since Alabama and Mississippi. 18 for Louisiana and Texas. Other than wanting to see the French Quarter one more time, I don't care if I ever get back to any of them. States that have moved into the 21st century will get my vacation dollars.

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Since: Oct 12

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#196 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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...States that have moved into the 21st century will get my vacation dollars.
By that statement you mean...?

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

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#197 Mar 14, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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By that statement you mean...?
States that have not been taken over by talibangelicals will get my vacation dollars.

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