El's Kitchen

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#20829 Dec 31, 2012
El......HELL YEAH..Slather sooooome REAL Butter..on my Banana Bread slice...and hit me with a cup oh Hazelnut Coffee... let's ROCK..the NEW YEAR 2013 in with Grace N...WHERE THE FREAK is she ????

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20830 Dec 31, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Still ensconced in the heart of rural France..
Having a dreamy time, late nights ..
Lazy mornings.. log fires,'mean' cuisine and great wine..
Coming by briefly -
Wanting most especially to wish 'ALL ' the great regulars in
'The Kitchen' a WONDERFUL New Year ahead.
Loads 'a love
To each .. individually..
From:
Grace Nerissa
XxxxxX
WELL! Enjoy the rest of your French holiday, Grace ... and Happy and Wonderful New Year to you!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20831 Dec 31, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I had to take the nasty stuff when I was a kid :)
Me too ... and conjures the cartoon of the face with x's for eyes and tongue out because of the taste.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20832 Dec 31, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
El......HELL YEAH..Slather sooooome REAL Butter..on my Banana Bread slice...and hit me with a cup oh Hazelnut Coffee... let's ROCK..the NEW YEAR 2013 in with Grace N...WHERE THE FREAK is she ????
post #20823, but you've probably read it by now.

Happy New Year, CC!

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#20833 Dec 31, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>It would only be a fool who would think you are stupid. I think lots of people just don't understand the best way to communicate with you and they wind up doing something that is insulting. You are one of my favorite posters Mighty Quinn
Too kind of you to say Denny....and the feeling is mutual. Happy new year to you & Mrs Denny.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20834 Dec 31, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh very good, and surely it should be so, and definitely is a "must" about ill-addressed or un-addressed mental health issues among the populace toward acting on those issues. My allusion to the family holiday feast table was allegorical and figurative. At those times for close relatives and friends together at the dinner table, there is a finite setting and time for participating or listening to informed ( or not) exchanges of ideology, particularly entrenched ones, between cousin Terry, Aunt Frieda, and dad -- and the gang; OR, possibly Uncle Fred will reveal explicit details (unless tactfully thwarted by spouse or offspring) about his colonoscopy, or about graphic procedures and bodily functions relating to post-operative major surgery.
My counterpoint is this:
That is not exactly the environment here. Topical events ought to be recognized and discussed, I agree. But who among us is the arbiter of how many qualifies to continually counter-discuss another's ideology or demagoguery? "Free reign" you think; "the more the parrier", as it were?
First post about the Sandy Hook school tragedy. Because of no expression of empathy and compassion, I did
parry the gun show comment (since I've seen it before) with gun show until I self-moderated out of respect for the thread and Pretty Feet's posts from her circumstances.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TTJVITJ...
I strive to moderate myself, although certainly do counter some posts I feel compelled to. Any inkling on the factor of exponential growth in the number of posts to fill thread pages in "debating" perfidious snake-oil dogma by the addition of each poster who is compelled to actively and persistently participate in same? A recent visitor here (not posting on weekends to my knowledge) may or may not return, but hinted at his inclination to counter ideology with *some* persistence. How many other partisans (either) will be attracted?
Who among us (besides the moderators -- and ourselves) is the arbiter of how thread-newbies should post? I don't invoke the idioms of "idiot" or " 'tard", etc, but many do from "brain-laziness", personality and inclination. For me, not posting is the better option than that.
To that end, "the more the parrier" will result in oh so similarity to quite a few threads and a point where long-time thread regulars will think or express: "whoa, what the hell happened here?" , some will quit participating, and some likely lacking in self-accountability.

Thread food for thought.
Makes sense.

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#20835 Dec 31, 2012
Hi Lady Eleanor...
Just stopping by the kitchen for a moment...
I wanted to wish You a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
@}-'--,---

Wishing the same to all the Good Folks Who visit El's kitchen....
@}-'--,---

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#20836 Dec 31, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Since it is New Year's Day in much of the world right now -- on the morning news programs, the New Zealand celebration was shown -- Happy New Year to you and yours, Quinny!
That happened in 1999-2000......I had my implant surgery on the 30th only to wake up in the hospital on the 31st to see all of the fireworks.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20837 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
blowing
snowing

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20838 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Towing
crowing

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20839 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
skipping
tripping

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20840 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Sawing
gnawing

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20841 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Steaming
screaming..........

because I burned my hand steaming the fish !

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#20842 Dec 31, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Jumping
thumping

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#20843 Dec 31, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I had to take the nasty stuff when I was a kid :)
Didn't we all?!

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20844 Dec 31, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Me too ... and conjures the cartoon of the face with x's for eyes and tongue out because of the taste.
I think that is why parents gave that to us. Just to watch our face :)

“Grab all the good”

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Rowlett Tx

#20845 Dec 31, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Too kind of you to say Denny....and the feeling is mutual. Happy new year to you & Mrs Denny.
And the same to you and yours :)

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20846 Dec 31, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the general consensus --- and I'm white. As we saw happen -- when a natural disaster befell the affluent area the aid and politicians were there and now they'll pass a bill for over $60 billion in aid. Apparently the fiscal cliff is just an anthill.
To be fair, Katrina damaged a much smaller area than Sandy and the damage caused was a fraction in monetary value as well ....

$60 billion is 4% of the GDP .. quite significant. What about the insurance companies, aren't they paying their share?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20847 Dec 31, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Interestingly, I worked with a Canadienn (you may recall I mentioned Speedy Muffler), she paid into the US social security system, moved back to Canada, and I doubt she's collecting what she put into the system (she's well over the US retirement age). Wonder who gets that money.
The well to do will always have loopholes to pay less while those with less will always pay more .... after all it's usually the well to do who are in power and make the rules.
My freind learned about the fund from an accountant in a large firm ... his previous two accountants did not know about it ... so it was not well advertised ... it was discontinued when it became more commonly known. I have no doubt some other loophole has been created to replace it.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20848 Dec 31, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I think people can discuss things they disagree on and still be very good friends. It beats talking about the weather :)
on this I agree 100%....

Idle chit chat I can have with the clerk at the coffee shop while i order ... I come to Topix to dsicuss interesting things and get a world view ... this is one reason why EL's thread is great, it has poeple posting from the UK and provides a different insight into world matters from what the North American media presents. Yet the folk here are reasonable and able to discuss things without getting into some silly arguement.

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