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#2077 Oct 30, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>I highly doubt that any US Attorney would help out with a speeding ticket. lol
My hubby dabbled in politics a few years ago. So we were able to meet congressmen and house of representatives, and became friends with most of them. A former congressman rides his motorcycle with us, when he has the time. I am not the kind of person who gets all star struck with anyone. Up in New York, we used to hang out with a lot of DA's, judges and high ranking officials. They are just normal as you and I.
I wish your friend the best of luck if he decides to run against Hagan. Running for any seat in politics is extremely difficult. Hoping that he has the best campaign staff. I've been there on a lower level of politics and it was time consuming. I was campaign treasurer. Our campaign staff used to call me "anal" when it came to the finances. But, with me being so "anal" our campaign was the only one who wasn't brought up on violations. Just recently, I was asked to work with a gentleman who will be running for congress. I haven't yet decided.
Thatís interesting. You seem quite involved in politics. I enjoy discussing politics, but I donít think I would enjoy being in politics.
Iím not star struck and neither was my wife. She was just thinking that since after my last ticket the assistant DA told me to call her if I ever needed anything, it was good to know the DA in another county should I need anything. Itís just nice to network. You never know if you will have a question or problem that someone can help you out with or vice versa.
Itís a good group of people to know. One guy owns a property management company and manages over 500 properties. I am thinking of rolling over my 401k into a self-directed 401k in a few year, buying real estate with it, and having him manage it. I wanted to know if I could roll it over even if I stayed with my company and another guy in that circle tells me to send him my plan documents and he can tell me (Iím sure I could figure it out myself by looking at the documents, but I wouldnít have known that was where to look or what governed (plan document or federal law) whether or not you could do that).

Itís not my friend who was considering running against Hagen; itís his dad who is a republican and heads the NC state Senate, but he has decided not to run, from what I have read in the news. I also wouldnít say heís my friend Ö heís more of an acquaintance ... since we both practice law there are certain professional courtesies amongst colleagues.

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#2078 Oct 30, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>We've got a bumper sticker on our truck that reads "Free snow plowing"
LOL
lol, better not drive that up north!

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#2079 Oct 30, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you're in one of the areas with the new hih tech equipment that can run multiple plates at the same time within the same area? Have you heard of that, it's crazy!
I've heard of those camera's that scan license plates. It is crazy. BUT...that's not the case in my situation. My situation is political. We are now seeking legal advice.

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#2080 Oct 30, 2013
Naturally Wired wrote:
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It's better you don't maybe. Montreal beat them 2-0 the other night. I'm happy though..lol
Frost on the ground this morning.
Oh but of course your happy. LOL

Well, at least today I'm in shorts and a tank top. So, I one upped you on something at least. lol lol

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#2081 Oct 30, 2013
Hatti_Hollerand wrote:
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OMG .. I did't really care for the game . LOLOLOL !! Dang it!
Awwwe Hatti, did I get you? LOL Happy Halloween ;)

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#2082 Oct 30, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>lol, better not drive that up north!
Nope...will stay in Florida. It's a joke to all the Floridians.

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#2083 Oct 30, 2013
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Thatís interesting. You seem quite involved in politics. I enjoy discussing politics, but I donít think I would enjoy being in politics.
Iím not star struck and neither was my wife. She was just thinking that since after my last ticket the assistant DA told me to call her if I ever needed anything, it was good to know the DA in another county should I need anything. Itís just nice to network. You never know if you will have a question or problem that someone can help you out with or vice versa.
Itís a good group of people to know. One guy owns a property management company and manages over 500 properties. I am thinking of rolling over my 401k into a self-directed 401k in a few year, buying real estate with it, and having him manage it. I wanted to know if I could roll it over even if I stayed with my company and another guy in that circle tells me to send him my plan documents and he can tell me (Iím sure I could figure it out myself by looking at the documents, but I wouldnít have known that was where to look or what governed (plan document or federal law) whether or not you could do that).
Itís not my friend who was considering running against Hagen; itís his dad who is a republican and heads the NC state Senate, but he has decided not to run, from what I have read in the news. I also wouldnít say heís my friend Ö heís more of an acquaintance ... since we both practice law there are certain professional courtesies amongst colleagues.
I apologize, I didn't mean to assume that you and your wife get star struck. Don't get me wrong, it's great to rub elbows with politicians, especially if your practicing law. They both kind of go together.

I enjoy talking politics, with CERTAIN people. Would never do it here because of all the naysayers and trolls. Once your involved in politics it's nearly impossible to separate yourself from it. Sometimes I wish we could go back to our lives before he ran. So many people call or drop by asking for some sort of help. I don't have any work at this current time. I don't have time for a real job. lol

Ahh, it's a shame your friends dad decided not to run. He most certainly knows what's best for him. Or maybe, he knows of someone else deciding to take that plunge and would rather support that individual.

But, politics holds a dirty side. My family was attached in the worst way during hubby's campaign. Certain individuals did full background checks on both me and my husband trying to find some dirt. There was none. So, they stooped to a whole other level, lowest level possible by attaching my handicapped son. They said that whenever my son went out with us on the campaign trail that we were trying to use him to gain sympathy votes. FOR PETES SAKE....my son is apart of my family. What was I supposed to do, leave him home alone? I was a mama bear with her claw out, that were just sharpened, protecting her cub. lol

I don't know if hubby will try running again in 2014. He would have to announce in January. I told him this time, I am just going to be arm candy and not get involved with the team. I lost 25 pounds on the campaign trail and he gained it. We have a joke. I am "just the wife". What people didn't know, I was writing the campaign speeches, research, the treasury, sign waving and etc. So we laugh when people say "oh, your just his wife". lol Behind every successful business man is a strong woman.

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#2084 Oct 30, 2013
Hatti_Hollerand wrote:
<quoted text>Hello NW . Gosh , I hate to see ya go so soon. Be sure too take plenty of candy back with you :)
2 weeks fly by. Have no time for anything really.

I'm wishing for a winning lotto ticket this Christmas..lol

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#2085 Oct 30, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Oh but of course your happy. LOL
Well, at least today I'm in shorts and a tank top. So, I one upped you on something at least. lol lol
Yeah, but you got to put up with Canadian snowbirds the next 4-5 months. Some of them are frenchies...lol

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#2086 Oct 30, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning, hot stuff
Kettle is on and a big blanket...

(people will think, kettle and blanket? Rick will think this has something to do with a toaster?...lol)

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#2087 Oct 30, 2013
Naturally Wired wrote:
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Kettle is on and a big blanket...
(people will think, kettle and blanket? Rick will think this has something to do with a toaster?...lol)
Oh boy!

Oh no way mister.... no toasters when I'm around.
* boxes up microwave*

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#2088 Oct 30, 2013
GO SOX!!!!

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#2089 Oct 31, 2013
There was an abandoned house sitting in the middle of a fancy neighborhood in Calgary that nobody would go near. And I mean nobody! Now , my pal Albert was the agent in charge of selling that haunted house and he tried everything in his power to close a deal. But folks were too plumb scared to make an offer, even at rock-bottom prices. Finally, Albert lit on the notion of selling the house sight unseen to a rich city slicker from the States. Worked like a charm, too, until the day the city slicker decided he wanted to visit the property after all.

Albert was all set to take the fellow there at high noon, but the city slickerís train was delayed, so it wasnít until after dinner that the two men set off for the haunted house. It was a dark and rainy night, but early enough in the evening that the ghost might still be resting. At least, Albert hoped this was the case.

Albert unlocked the front door, and it opened with an ominous creak. Albert swallowed nervously, but the city slicker just chuckled and said something about atmosphere. Albert relaxed a bit, and wondered if he shouldnít have raised the price a bit. The two men entered a tall foyer absolutely festooned with dusty cobwebs.

ďCreepy!Ē the city slicker said enthusiastically. He bounded energetically into the center of the foyer,ďCome to me, foul spirits!Ē he intoned loudly.

Immediately, the whole house rang with a sinister, unearthly chuckle. Then an unearthly voice boomed:ďIím coming down now!Ē The city slicker jumped and then turned to Albert with a happy grin.ďGreat special effects! Howíd you do that?Ē

ďI didnít,Ē Albert said, his teeth chattering. He backed up until he hit the front door and stood there with his hand on the knob.

ďIím coming down now!Ē the voice boomed again, and the city slickerís grin slipped a bit. He looked at Albertís frightened posture and then followed the agentís gaze toward the stairs.

A bright light exploded into being at the top of the steps and quickly resolved into a sinister green head with flaming eyes, writhing hair, and fangs instead of teeth. The head opened its mouth and screamed; a terrible, high-pitched sound that scraped across the nerves.

As the head began rolling down the stairs toward the two men, Albertís nerve broke, and a moment later he was halfway down the road, his own scream rivaling that of the specter in the house behind him.

It wasnít until he was almost home that he realized that he had company. The city slicker was running along beside him.

ďMister, I donít think I want that house after all,Ē he panted.

ďWhy not?Ē asked a hauntingly familiar voice. Albert and the city slicker looked over and saw the green head with flaming red eyes keeping pace with them as they raced down the street.

The city slicker gave a screech that would have shamed a banshee and disappeared into the distance so fast there was no keeping up with him.

ďMust have been the asking price,Ē the floating head said conversationally to Albert. The real estate agent shrieked even louder than the city slicker and ran away so fast that his shoes made sparks against the pavement.

The next day, Albert quit his job and moved to Vancouver, where he spent the rest of his life working on a fishing boat. And the haunted house fell into ruin and was eventually torn down.

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#2090 Oct 31, 2013
Naturally Wired wrote:
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Yeah, but you got to put up with Canadian snowbirds the next 4-5 months. Some of them are frenchies...lol
The snowbird invasion has already begun. There's a lot of milky white people on the beach swimming at sun down. Only native Floridians know that sundown is the worst time to swim, especially during the mullet run. Doesn't take a fool to figure out who the snowbirds are. lol

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#2091 Oct 31, 2013
Naturally Wired wrote:
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2 weeks fly by. Have no time for anything really.
I'm wishing for a winning lotto ticket this Christmas..lol
I am wishing that too. Do you think Santa can make good on those? Its the only thing I'm asking for and I have been VERY VERY good this year !:)

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#2092 Oct 31, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>The snowbird invasion has already begun. There's a lot of milky white people on the beach swimming at sun down. Only native Floridians know that sundown is the worst time to swim, especially during the mullet run. Doesn't take a fool to figure out who the snowbirds are. lol
Imagine how the sharks must feel...

shark 1: Lookie here, a beacon of light over yonder!
shark 2: It's Hammer Time!

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#2093 Oct 31, 2013

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#2094 Oct 31, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>Imagine how the sharks must feel...
shark 1: Lookie here, a beacon of light over yonder!
shark 2: It's Hammer Time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =a18TGbHtm2wXX
LOL!

Cool video! I find the sharks mesmerizing. I see them all the time when I'm out on the boat.

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#2095 Oct 31, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =wL9I4BxuryYXX
Dolphin asks for help
This video is amazing. Dolphins are so smart. We have them in our waters. I've actually had them follow the boat a few times.

On Monday our local beach was closed and had a red flag warning. Sharks were spotted by the lifeguards.

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#2096 Oct 31, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>I apologize, I didn't mean to assume that you and your wife get star struck. Don't get me wrong, it's great to rub elbows with politicians, especially if your practicing law. They both kind of go together.
No worries.

Yes, they do go together, but we didnít talk any politics.
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>I enjoy talking politics, with CERTAIN people. Would never do it here because of all the naysayers and trolls.
Complete waste of time on here. Most of the folks donít see beyond the surface. For example, they think if folks are suffering from poverty, well the thing to do is to give them money from other folks so they donít suffer from poverty! Duh!

They completely ignore personal decision making and poor parenting and the fact that these two things are the biggest causes of poverty. They completely ignore that the best way to improve poverty is to focus more on improving opportunity and focus on spending money that makes investments in folks and society, not so much on just paying for folks to exist and enabling them to continue to be irresponsible and perpetuate the poverty cycle, which is mostly what our welfare programs do.
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Once your involved in politics it's nearly impossible to separate yourself from it. Sometimes I wish we could go back to our lives before he ran. So many people call or drop by asking for some sort of help. I don't have any work at this current time. I don't have time for a real job. lol
I donít envy that at all.
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Ahh, it's a shame your friends dad decided not to run. He most certainly knows what's best for him. Or maybe, he knows of someone else deciding to take that plunge and would rather support that individual.
Iím not sure. Maybe itís better to be a big fish in a small pondÖ

I think Hagen will be vulnerable. NC has been particularly hard hit by premium increases due to Obamacare. It's a complete joke to call that law the AFFORDABLE Care Act. It's made it more expensive for just about everyone who had it before. As if it wasn't expensive enough.

I just looked at my benefits yesterday on my new plan for open enroll... not happy at all and I'm paying more.
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>But, politics holds a dirty side. My family was attached in the worst way during hubby's campaign. Certain individuals did full background checks on both me and my husband trying to find some dirt. There was none. So, they stooped to a whole other level, lowest level possible by attaching my handicapped son. They said that whenever my son went out with us on the campaign trail that we were trying to use him to gain sympathy votes. FOR PETES SAKE....my son is apart of my family. What was I supposed to do, leave him home alone? I was a mama bear with her claw out, that were just sharpened, protecting her cub. lol
I don't know if hubby will try running again in 2014. He would have to announce in January. I told him this time, I am just going to be arm candy and not get involved with the team. I lost 25 pounds on the campaign trail and he gained it. We have a joke. I am "just the wife". What people didn't know, I was writing the campaign speeches, research, the treasury, sign waving and etc. So we laugh when people say "oh, your just his wife". lol Behind every successful business man is a strong woman.
Yes, it certainly does have a bad side. I think that turns a lot of folks away from it. You basically have no leeway in life and are under a microscope. I would rather live life well and on my terms than live according to other folks expectations of what life should be. I would not be suitable for that.

I donít blame you, but I wish the both of you luck if he does decide to run.

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