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bubarooni
Bloomington, IN
Military History, Politics, Information Technology
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly
Toggle Commented yesterday on Ready For Some Football! at JustOneMinute
My Hoosiers were not prepared for football. It was still a great day for tail gating though.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Ready For Some Football! at JustOneMinute
i think the vipers nest is State Department. they are the Mandarins who corrupt all. it's literally where 'expertise' concocts cabals that infect Justice and Intelligence Community. clean out State, and Justice and Intelligence Community can be returned to their proper role.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Our Gal Val, Back In The News at JustOneMinute
yeah! what Clarice said.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Our Gal Val, Back In The News at JustOneMinute
I am being absolutely bombarded by Tulsi Gabbard ads today on the interwibbles. It's not unpleasant mind you. She's off doing military stuff right now I believe and wonder if she's dumped money in the interwibble ad stream to keep up recognition.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2019 on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
darn you peter...
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2019 on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
CH, most impressive. You will be my yardstick going forward. Congrats.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
CH, I'm not sure which one is coming up for me and I'm not about to go ask the one who knows. I 'think' it'll be number 26 coming up for me.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
CH, today's an anniversary but which one is it: 25. 30. 35. Sorry if I didn't catch it earlier.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
" it is located on the Far East side in a more rural area where 4H is big and there is small town , country feel to the area." Yeah, that's pretty much where I live. 4-H Fair is awesome! FFA is pretty big around here too.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
Happy Anniversary CH!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
"Jane, you buy a big enough generator, you can run your AC." My BIL sells and services Generac's in the Ft Wayne area. He's an electrical contractor, mainly for new housing which is hot right now in NE Indiana. I think the generator business is hot too though and they sell a ton of them. Where I work we have two giant Generac's to power a couple of our buildings in outages. These are V8 engines running on Nat Gas. They 'exercise' every Wednesday morning and all I can say is I wish I had a car that sounded like that. Closest parallel I can think of is a Roush Mustang.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
Think of all those 401k's out there they could raid if only the had the right premise to do so. I read somewhere about disparities in 401k participation and assets by race. Therefore, they must be racist. Premise supplied. They could throw in that's for the children if they need a twofer.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
MM, my wife's mentor at LS Ayres was from Indy and 'distinguished' familey. I remember talking to her about when she was a kid, probably in the late '50's or early '60's. Her mother would take her and her sisters downtown to LS Ayre's on Sunday. White gloves were de rigeur. The LS Ayre's Clock and white glove are a thing of the past. Probably indicative of a better time that have both been lost.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
"Buckeyette, and all she wanted to do was play roller blade hockey with the boys:)" Mine wound 5'11' and a volleyball ass k*cker. I think just outta spite, she got a tiara as Homecoming Queen her senior year.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
MM, I know you'll like this. My wife worked for LS Ayres. We got the primo discount on purchases. We had one little girl. Because of that discount on purchase at LS Ayres, she was always dressed like a Princess. For my Sig Other, it was like having a real life baby doll to play dress up with.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
I'll tell you MM, a lot of the people who worked at Thompson had 20 to 30 years there. Straight outta high school and only wanted to retire but were to young to do so. I run into them every so often. Most didn't make it and are were in a worse place. I was worried myself. Married less than two years, my first baby was 6 months old and I had a new house payment. I had a strong support network, my Mom had a business where I could push a broom in a warehouse and do it around a school schedule. My wife had a degree from Kelley School of Business and made a great wage. Not every one who lost a factory job back then had all those benefits and know I was lucky.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
My first house was in the 7 to 8 percent range and 5% down. The entire down payment was from cashing in US Savings Bonds which I got from an automatic deduction from my weekly paycheck at my factory job.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
"I will grill burgers with Montreal steak seasoning" I'm a Famous Dave's Steak and Hamburger Seasoning guy. I hide it in the top shelf cabinet where no one sees it and only break it out when no ones around. It's basically garlic and onion but everyone thinks I'm a genius. Mums the word...
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
"Anyone remember gas lines and CB radio?" Breaker, Breaker 23!
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
JiB, " Whent to Publix in Flagler Beach today to load up on water and vodka. All you need to sit out a 'Cane. Oh, and plenacty of Pork BBQ, sweet coleslaw and bioche buns. May have to go back since I forgot the pickles:)" It's important to have a plan and that sounds like a plan to me. "If you want to make over 100K a year learn to weld, connect hot boxed layed down strucural steel." Fresh outta high school in '80, I went to Oakland City College and got a degree in Mine Welding Technology. Fair in arc welding, good in MIG/TIG and an artist in gas. I really loved gas. The plan was to go to Indiana State University and get a degree in Metallurgy afterwards. Ahhhh... the road not taken. Went to Dallas instead and spent some years making oil field equipment, especially derricks. Made good money as a 19 to 22 year old. Blew most of it on rowdy weekends with fellow welders. Moved back to the Hoosier state to go back to school at I.U. Hated it. Spent a semester doing so and took a summer job at a local factory. Loved it and didn't go back to school 'cause of the money. My twin, who was with me in Texas and went back for the same reason as well as an older bro back from the military, stayed in school and got degrees. I stayed at the factory instead. I can remember one summer when they were trying to complete their degrees they each had one contact lens and couldn't afford new ones. I took them to the optometry clinic at Sears, got them new presriptions and two sets of hard lenses. I gotta admit, I felt accomplished. The factory world eventually ended for me when RCA/Thompson shipped off my job to Mexico. Their was a new provision in law for retraining peeps who lost a job due to trade relocation. Thought I'd try the school thing again. In my 30's this time, everything clicked and I loved it. I had bought a Tandy TRS-80 while working at the factory as a hobby thing and was mesmerized by so I went that route. It's paid off in spades. A few years ago I was in my BIL's shop and he was bitching about a piece on a bush hogger that was broke and that he had tried to fix with his arc welder but burned thru every time he touched it. I saw a tank of acetylene and oxyten sitting forlorn in the corner and asked him if he had some sheet metal and can of flux. He said 'Yeah.' It took me about 5 hours to pick it back up and to figure out how to do it. His shop has a home made Keggerator in it so it was good duty. The beads looked like art and I thought about that road not taken.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
"My thoughts from Nantucket, watching the storms roll in from the ocean, waiting for cocktail hour to arrive... :-)" Damn OL, it good to be the king! I'd like to be wearing those shoes.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
Let's do that MM3!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
Daddy was always meeting up with MM and others in Indy at Shapiro's. I'm about 60 minutes south and always found a reason, personal or professional to not go. Always figured daddy would be there when I finally found the time. Minyana, you know? An important life lesson for me.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
Jane, thanks for the heads up. I have an irrational fear of all things medical, especially those that involve small, pointy, sharps things. If I did take the plunge and get, I'd have one up on Sig Other though. Gonna have to think about this for a bit...
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute