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I timed my little lunch break just right! Top of the second at the LLWS had a hit batter, a hit pitcher, and a great slide into home! Wow! Back on my head - coffee break's over...
Goodnight my friends.
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And it should be noted, his 14-day vacation. Two weeks! Mr. and Mrs. Sixpack can't even begin to imagine the scale of that indulgence. And in an outrageously expensive setting. I don't care how many of his base still support him - that behavior is under their skin whether they admit it publically or not.
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Anyone here ever run into Hans von Spakovsky?
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That kind of thing is fascinating to me, Miss Marple - from both a curiosity and financial aspect. Many years ago the vintage guitar market was like that, but as the values escalated and information flooded the Internet, the buyers and sellers got extremely sophisticated and the low-hanging fruit was eaten. Keep finding those old magazines - great stuff!
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lol, Publius! I'd say closer to biggish than big, but not bad for unskilled labor. ;)
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I would think that antique china and glass would be an imperfect market from an economic standpoint, Miss Marple - meaning lots of opportunities to exploit for financial gain. Someone needs your valuable advice!
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St. Stogies the Gentle Giant?! Please tell me our Captain is the source of that little gem...
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From the Life as a Consultant file: One of my best customers sent me an email at 4:11 with the subject line of 'Urgent'. I called him and asked him how he was doing. He said panicked, in a panicked voice. He needed some immediate support for a large procurement. He explained the details and the scope of work. And said they had to have it done by September 2nd. Huh. I told him I was kinda slow at my 'day job' but could probably clear my calendar of that and my trip to Tampa Bay. And he's still panicked at this point of the conversation, but is getting the feeling that I'm going to do it. He then asks how much. Since he's a good customer, I didn't screw with him too much, but reminded him that you can only pick two of faster, better, cheaper. I didn't ask him why they waited until the last minute to seek my opinion on a ~$300M procurement, but they would no doubt do it differently the next time. Bottom line: in the last four and a half hours, I've negotiated a contract, done a kick-off telecon and just received a very lovely purchase order. Tampa Bay and my female friend will still be there in a few weeks (although this second delay is going to cost me some shoes!) but my Hookers & Blow Fund will be in pristine condition. If you don't hear from me for a while starting tomorrow, you'll know I'm either really busy working or really working at getting busy. ;)
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Exactly, Some Guy. You'd think that with all the goal post moving that they'd be worn out. And just another reason to avoid having a rational argument with a leftist - it's futile.
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For HoneyBuBu: According to white power-structure mouthpiece, the Wasington Post, X-Rays of Officer Wilson's injury have been given to the St. Louis County prosecutor and will be shared with the grand jury. Yet another case of evidence destroying the narrative, BuBu. Facts suck when they don't go your way, huh?
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On The Road Again at JustOneMinute
The whole civil rights angle is asinine. How could anyone make the case that Wilson wouldn't have behaved in the exact same manner had Halo been a 6'-4" 320lb white guy. But, had that been the case, no one outside of Ferguson would have ever heard the story.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On The Road Again at JustOneMinute
Do you get to keep then pens, Ig?
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College professors (with Amy Bishop as a notable exception) don't carry guns and occasionally shoot people.
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Had a sponsored ad re: raising food workers' pay to $15.00 per hour, and I'd like to declare my solidarity with cafeteria workers everywhere by stating: No Justice, No Peas!
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Yikes, DoT! I have mixed emotions about the inclusion of three SEC teams. While I understand the desire to place the four best teams in the brackets, the acrimony over the Alabama-LSU NC game still looms in the sports blogs. Who knows...
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Since DoT broached the subject, it seems like a good time for The Beasts Annual Crimson Tide Preview™. But before we start, let's review last year's TBACTP (August 13, 1:52 p.m.) where I correctly called for a two-loss season, a failure in our attempt at a national championship three-peat, and precisely predicted the score of the Alabama v. Virginia Tech game at 35-10. ;) We lost plenty of talent to the NFL draft, but have continued with our string of top-rated signing classes, so raw athleticism isn't an issue - but experience is. Our biggest loss is McCarron at QB. And while I'm excited about our FSU transfer Coker, he doesn't have the playing résumé. We're a little soft on the offensive line, which is also a concern. Other than those two areas (and having to root for Lane Kiffen) we're poised to have a great season. We'll lose one regular season game, but will be selected (by Condi!) to the first college football playoffs, where my beloved Crimson Tide will be... National Champions! Roll Tide!!
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Thanks, Rick B! I wouldn't claim superior marksmanship, but I am well armed! ;)
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I read somewhere else in the webz that today is the Day of Rage™ not Friday. Anyone know for sure? I'd hate to be ragin' on the wrong day. I'm polite like that, ya know.
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Fore! said Obama, again.
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Damn, HoneyBuBu - it sho takes you a lotta words to say absolutely nothin'...
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Stay on the course! Obama's Golf War!
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@Steph: Thanks for that link! There's so much going on in town that I almost forgot about the SM-6 production being here...
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I believe you, Clarice; I just don't trust Holder. At all. He doesn't care about Nixon's future or the citizens of Mizzou.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Ebola In Monrovia at JustOneMinute
When the Grand Jury convenes tomorrow, that'll be welcome relief. Anything can happen in the next ten hours with Stedman on the ground in Missouri.
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