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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 04:38 PM
Number of posts: 10,237

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How are YOU celebrating Donald Trump's birthday?

I put a big package in a porcelain container about an hour ago. I added a few wipes of Scott wrapping paper (because 1000 gift wraps last longer) and then I pushed a lever to send him the gift by water flow. Maybe later I'll send a duplicate! Since I'm a patriotic American I DO give a shit.

How about you?


How do you feel about last night's Gov primary?

I'm proud of all of our candidates regardless of where they finished.

Going from one through seven, My vote was Mills, D Dion, Cote, Eves, Sweet, M Dion, Russell. D Dion got my #2 vote because at the local Democratic meeting a few weeks ago, after I told her that I was supporting Janet Mills, she asked for my second place vote. I liked what she had to say and it amazes me how often that people in public life simply forget that simple step of asking people for their votes. I liked, she asked, she got.

As of this AM, it looks as though our nominee will be either Janet ot Adam. I'll be happy to support either. If Adam is not our nominee, than I believe that he'd be a very strong and attractive candidate to challenge the spine of oatmeal Susan Collins in 2020 when she seeks the 5th of the 2 terms she pledged to serve when she first ran.

Of course, Republican nominee Shawn Moody is about as sharp as a bag of sledge hammers.

There's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


My family mourns today.

Last night, the day after his 14th birthday, my wife and I had to send our kitty Spirit over the Rainbow bridge. He'd been losing weight, vomiting every day and had been pooping liquid for several days. We hoped against hope that he simply had a parasite or bug that would be cured by medication. IT turned out that his intestines had thickened and had blockages and he had a malignant tumor close to his heart. Even if it were operable, Spirit was simply too weak to survive surgery. We were determined that we would not make him suffer, so we made the heartbreaking decision to let him go.

While we are terribly saddened, we also know that Spirit was ready to go. He died with the same grace dignity that he carried with him every day. He is at rest and will never feel pain again. In spite of our sorrow, we are at peace with our decision, but boy oh boy do we ever miss our little guy. We will always miss and love him. When his ashes are returned, we'll bury him in our back yard with our kitty Moe and doggie Spencer by a lawn statue that we have of St. Francis of Assisi. Thank you for allowing me to share.


This Philly native Mainer say "GO EAGLES!", or, bowing to my roots,...



Today I observe, but not celebrate, an anniversary.

Today is 28 years of sobriety for me. I don't consider bit to be particularly remarkable, but simply a continuation of a long string of "one day at a time" decisions.

If you are struggling with alcoholism or any other form of addiction, I promise you that you CAN get here from there. Life will not be perfect, but I promise you that it will be better.

In my boozing days my wife wouldn't have given me a second look and I wouldn't have deserved it.

Thank you for reading.


I know EXACTLY why Junior is giving up his Secret Service protection.

It is SO much EASIER to conduct criminal activity when there aren't people who carry badges surrounding you round the clock every day.


I know that the "Unite the Right" atrocity was a few weeks ago now, but...

...as the time goes on, I get more and more pissed off.

While I have been estranged from my father for the past 32 years for a multitude of reasons, I have always honored the fact that he honorably served our country in two wars. He was an Army Air Corps bombardier in Europe in the second World War. While he didn't get a scratch in all of the heavy combat in which he participated, he DID see his beat friend die when his bomber flew into German flak. I also had four uncles in that war. My father's brother was a bombardier in the Pacific and three of my uncles were at Normandy. Only two came home because my Uncle Al never made it to shore, being shot and/or drowning mere steps off of the boat.

I am SO moved that Donald Trump thinks that my Uncle Al and my father's best friend were killed by nice people.

My stepmother's uncle, my great Uncle Felix, was a holocaust survivor. I don't remember which concentration camp but I know it wasn't Auschwitz because nobody hears THAT name and ever forgets it. I only saw Uncle Felix when I was 8 in the Summer of 1963. My two most vivid memories of him are of the number tattooed on his forearm and of how the Los Angeles police sirens at the time sounded just like the Gestapo's sirens when they came for his family and other Jews. Whenever Felix heard those sirens,he got a look of abject terror on his face. His wife and all of his children were all gassed by the Nazis.

I am SO thrilled that Donald Trump thinks that my Uncle Felix's family was exterminated by nice people.

My sister in law is Mexican, as are my two nieces and nephew.

I'm So delighted to know that Donald Trump considers people that I love to be rapists, murderers and drug dealers.

I have a distant cousin who reports for a small newspaper in the Suburban Philadelphia area.

It warms my heart that Donald Trump considers a member of my family to be an enemy of the people.

In my 62 years we've had very good Democratic presidents, Ike, a great man who was a good president, bad presidents, an idiot president in Bush the second and a senile president in Reagan.

While I will never use the title "president" to describe Donald Trump, I will say that this is the first time In my life, and I dare say the first time ever, that an occupant of that office bases his administration on nothing but anger, resentment and hatred. The disease is the 62+million morons who put him in office. Donald Trump is the symptom.

I'm not even entirely sure where I'm going with this, except to say that aside from simple political opposition, this is personal because he's talking trash about my family, and I will give his treasonous ass NO pass on that.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly over priced at that. Thanks for reading.


Am I the only person who suspects...

...that this shooring may be Donald Rump's Reichstag fire?


My wife and I saw Wonder Woman last night, and...


In the interest of full disclosure, along with Captain America, Wonder Woman has been my favorite comic book hero(ine) since 1963. I am a life long super hero nerd and have been since before nerds were called nerds...yikes!

I've been looking forward to this movie ever since it was first announced and it freaking EXCEEDED my expectations.

My view of the DC universe has always been that Superman fights evil due to his virtue, Batman due to a lifelong seeking of vengeance for the murders of his parents, and Wonder Woman due to the fact that evil just simply but severely pisses her off. The movie captured that perfectly in my view. the extra few bucks for the 3D tickets was completely worth it. I get the geezer discount anyway!

Even my wife, who isn't a big super hero fan, loved the movie.

Do yourself a favor, go see Wonder Woman and enjoy yourself.


My wife and I went to see Beauty and the Beast last night!

Wow, terrific movie, terrific cast, terrific music and beautiful cinematography, costumes, sets and effects.

Neither Emma Watson, Kevin Kline nor Emma Thompson should embark on singing careers, but they did a good job in what they had to do.

I think that Emma Watson was PERFECT for Belle and may well be one of the loveliest ladies on the planet.

We'd wanted to see it since we first saw the poster back in December and had fully intended to see it on opening night. However, the fact that Franklin Graham encouraged a boycott because there were "hummasexals" in the movie added to our enjoyment since we had the opportunity to show our "deep level of respect" for THAT asshat.

Give yourself a treat and GO!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

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