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mr chips

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Curses Thu, 10/3/13 12:33 AM (permalink)
I'm in Dallas now. The main purpose of my trip was to visit the Bush Library in Dallas. And it is closed for the shutdown. This did not make me happy.
 
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    The Travelin Man

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    Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 2:21 AM (permalink)
    Somehow, I feel responsible for this.
     
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      buffetbuster

      Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 6:44 AM (permalink)
      Oh no! No doubt you are eating well, but that still doesn't make up for this disappointment.
       
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        mayor al

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        Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 7:44 AM (permalink)
        Jim,
          I understand you being miffed about the TTM treatment...but I heard that just before the shutdown, someone checked out the Book and Crayons anyway !!  ( )
         
        Old joke, but I don't get to use it much these days !!
         
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          MetroplexJim

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          Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 7:54 AM (permalink)
          Since everything that has gone wrong in the past half-decade is Bush's fault, I think it wholly appropriate that his library be closed!
           
          Rueful humor aside, there's plenty of good stuff to do in Dallas these days - just not Presidential Libraries and MLB playoff games.
           
          May I suggest The Great State Fair of Texas?  If you are game for that I suggest you avail yourself of DART.  The light rail system is dirt-cheap, offers abundant free parking at outlying stations, and drops you off right at the Fair's entrance.
           
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            MetroplexJim

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            Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 8:17 AM (permalink)
            mayor al


            Jim,
              I understand you being miffed about the TTM treatment...but I heard that just before the shutdown, someone checked out the Book and Crayons anyway !!  ( )

            Old joke, but I don't get to use it much these days !!


            Hey, you missed the "There's a Village Missing its Idiot" bumper sticker!
             
            Somehow though - in all the group-think, mainstream media-fed mockery and hilarity - the fact that Bush had both a higher GPA at Yale and higher SAT's than Kerry is little-known. 
             
            And, Mr. Bush also went on to earn an MBA from Harvard.  (Of course Harvard is well-known for having an affirmative action program for the scions of the wealthy elite, so I'm sure they "accomodated" W by letting him write his case studies in crayon!).
             
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              Davydd

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              Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 9:33 AM (permalink)
              I came through the Black Hills yesterday and no Mount Rushmore! Not only did they close the gates but they put a big black Baggie over it.

              Seriously, I got out of Bryce Canyon just the day before the shut down and not having national forests and national parks while RVing is a major pain. My next planned stop, Flaming Gorge NRA when down in, we'll, flames. Resorting to some state parks wasn't all bad. Antelope Island SP in the Great Salt Lake was a find with a fabulous campsite.
               
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                mayor al

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                Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 9:36 AM (permalink)
                Custer St Park on the SD/WY line south of Rushmore is a great place for animal viewing.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 11:55 AM (permalink)
                  Cheer up. In addition to barricading the World War II memorial in D.C., the administration shut down the cemetery in Normandy, and put up barricades to parking at privately-owned Mt. Vernon.
                   
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                    WarToad

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                    Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 12:38 PM (permalink)
                    The blame is on our congress critters, not the administration.
                     
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                      MetroplexJim

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                      Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 12:52 PM (permalink)
                      Michael Hoffman


                      Cheer up. In addition to barricading the World War II memorial in D.C., the administration shut down the cemetery in Normandy, and put up barricades to parking at privately-owned Mt. Vernon.


                      I lived in NoVa/WDC during the 1995 shutdown.  There was none of this petty sh*t done for spite and "optics".
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 2:53 PM (permalink)
                        WarToad


                        The blame is on our congress critters, not the administration.

                        Are you kidding? The administration has shut down the commissaries on military bases, but left the golf course where Obama plays open. Congress did that?
                         
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                          smokestack lightning

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                          Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 3:14 PM (permalink)
                          Michael Hoffman


                          WarToad


                          The blame is on our congress critters, not the administration.

                          Are you kidding? The administration has shut down the commissaries on military bases, but left the golf course where Obama plays open. Congress did that?

                           
                          No he is not kidding. Yes, Congress is responsible.
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 3:53 PM (permalink)
                            So, the United States Congress shut down the commissaries so that our military families can't buy food at prices they can afford, but made sure to keep open the Andrews AFB golf course so the president can continue to play there. I see. Thanks for sharing.
                             
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                              CajunKing

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                              Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 3:56 PM (permalink)
                              The Travelin Man


                              Somehow, I feel responsible for this.

                              You are a congress person?? 
                               
                              If so i bet you planned it this way so that the women who was getting married at the Grand Canyon got the shaft too.
                               
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                                Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:01 PM (permalink)
                                One of the Indiana Idiots stated yesterday that he didnt have to refuse his pay check from the government, the congressional checks arent cut until the END of October and by then the gvmnt should be reopened.
                                 
                                ARSEHOLE!!!!!
                                 
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                                  Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                  Mr Chips
                                   
                                  I feel your pain. I'm hoping it's business as usual in 3 1/2 weeks as Sandra and I were hoping to visit Sagamore Hill on Long Island 3 weeks from this Sunday.
                                  BTW if we go and they're closed, I'll just blame Joe Rogo
                                  <message edited by wanderingjew on Thu, 10/3/13 4:14 PM>
                                   
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                                    MetroplexJim

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                                    Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                    smokestack lightning


                                    Michael Hoffman


                                    WarToad


                                    The blame is on our congress critters, not the administration.

                                    Are you kidding? The administration has shut down the commissaries on military bases, but left the golf course where Obama plays open. Congress did that?


                                    No he is not kidding. Yes, Congress is responsible.
                                     

                                    Somehow, I think you probably mean that it's Bush's fault.  And, I agree: he has personally prevented the Senate from passing a budget for five years now, despite its Constitutional requirement to do so. 
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:48 PM (permalink)
                                      Right. By the way, I'm told that while the library itself is closed other parts of the complex are open, including a gift shop. I don't know whether it's true, but I also was told they have a line of It's Bush's Fault bumper stickers for sale.
                                       
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                                        1bbqboy

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                                        Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:54 PM (permalink)
                                        how 'bout his paintings?
                                         
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                                          MetroplexJim

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                                          Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                          Michael Hoffman


                                          Right. By the way, I'm told that while the library itself is closed other parts of the complex are open, including a gift shop. I don't know whether it's true, but I also was told they have a line of It's Bush's Fault bumper stickers for sale.

                                          Is the machine that he created Katrina with on display?
                                           
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                                            Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 4:59 PM (permalink)
                                            1bbqboy


                                            how 'bout his paintings?

                                            The paint by number ones or the finger ones??
                                             
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                                              CajunKing

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                                              Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                              Hey Chewy
                                               
                                              You gonna offer a govt employee special??
                                               
                                              I was going to go into something but I wont... 
                                               
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                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                                1bbqboy


                                                how 'bout his paintings?


                                                Or, the plans for planting the explosive charges that brought down the WTC Towers?
                                                 
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                                                  chewingthefat

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                                                  Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 5:06 PM (permalink)
                                                  The National Fallen Fireghters Memorial is this weekend here in Emmitsburg. Thousands from all over the Country planned to attend...cancelled...can you imagine the money lost, feelings crushed, etc. What a shame!
                                                   
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                                                    Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 6:14 PM (permalink)
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                                                    The National Fallen Fireghters Memorial is this weekend here in Emmitsburg. Thousands from all over the Country planned to attend...cancelled...can you imagine the money lost, feelings crushed, etc. What a shame!


                                                    In this case I'll eschew a "blame Bush" wisecrack and simply agree; it is a damn shame.  Again, such petty, spiteful acts did not occur in 1995 with Clinton/Gingrich.
                                                     
                                                    BTW:  Have you noticed all the "name calling" by the self-appointed arbiters of civility:  arsonists, terrorists, anarchists, 'like trying to negotiate with someone with a bomb strapped to them', etc
                                                     
                                                    But today brough my personal favorite:  Tea Party Overlords.  I'm thinking of changine my title on my business cards. 
                                                     
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                                                      mayor al

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                                                      Re:Curses Thu, 10/3/13 10:52 PM (permalink)
                                                      Even though I contributed to the side-tracking of this topic, I must urge all, myself included, to avoid the political  frustration comments here.
                                                      It is a real blow to our domestic economy by the number of related businesses that are affected by the closure. Hopefully we will see some sort of compromise evolve shortly.
                                                       
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                                                        Re:Curses Fri, 10/4/13 10:16 AM (permalink)
                                                        I hope MrChips enjoys the Great State Fair of Texas
                                                        The hot item this year is Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.  I can hardly wait!
                                                        <message edited by MetroplexJim on Fri, 10/4/13 10:18 AM>
                                                         
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                                                          Re:Curses Fri, 10/4/13 2:06 PM (permalink)
                                                          MetroplexJim


                                                          I hope MrChips enjoys the Great State Fair of Texas
                                                          The hot item this year is Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.  I can hardly wait!

                                                          Just watch yourself the gravy is NUCLEAR HOT!! (temp wise)
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Curses Fri, 10/4/13 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                                            CajunKing


                                                            MetroplexJim


                                                            I hope MrChips enjoys the Great State Fair of Texas
                                                            The hot item this year is Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.  I can hardly wait!

                                                            Just watch yourself the gravy is NUCLEAR HOT!! (temp wise)


                                                            Thanks; now I'll be sure to take Lauren Bacall's advice.
                                                             
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