General Discussion, Monday, June 5, 2017

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  1. nyetneetot says:

    Did I miss a conversation or comments about the advertisements?

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    β€œThe object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

    –Marcus Aurelius–

    Liked by 5 people

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    A very good read. Unless your name is Theresa May.

    Barren Cat Lady

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Now that is the conversation we need to have.

      Liked by 2 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Annnnnnnd what did I say, what have I said: ‘official response is blame the victims and punish the people’, works ev-ry time.
      In the last three Brit attacks, as well as the ones on the continent, the authorities almost immediately roll up suspects and say the perps have been ‘on their radar’. Let’s examine ancient history (i.e., September 11, 2001) where post-attack the FBI admitted some of the attackers had ‘been on their radar’. Oh wait, let’s go back to ancient-ancient history to the first WTC bombing where the involved where the crew not only was on the Bureau’s radar but the Bureau had interactions with them vis-a-vis a bombing. Sooooooo, if these scum were known and could be tounded up so quickly then……see where I’m going here?

      SIDEBAR: Don’t think people have short memories? A while back I made sone post over at CTH where I referred to the 911 bombing of the WTC only to have some reader flame me as ‘there was only one attack on the WTC and that was the 911 attack.

      It’s getting to appear that civilian casualties are acceptable to those pushing the assimilation of the uncivilized into otherwise civilized society. At some point I presume the animals will get tired of killing the sheeple, sit back and buy a minivan and house in the suburbs. If a few thousand, or hundreds of thousands, have to die in the process well that’s just the price we have to pay in the service of the greater good.

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:


    After Middle East, Will Islamists Uproot Christians in Europe?

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. Love the photo, Stella. That’s the Manitou, I see.

    I wish I could see this one in person.

    Ever been to South Manitou Island? It’s amazing. I was maybe 14 when we went with our church’s youth group, and several of our dads. The lake was, ah, pretty choppy, like a washing machine, and all us younguns were gleefully standing at the bow of the boat we were on (a ferry, not a tall ship), laughing at Lake Michigan pouring over the deck, and all the dads were inside the cabin hoping we didn’t all die. We didn’t know fear yet.

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  8. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Yesterday got nice and warm. Comfortably 85 or so and humid. A rare day.

    We’ve had approximately three days over 90 in the last three years.

    I think South Haven needs to rebrand itself, and perhaps even rename.

    Cool Haven. Windy Haven. Chilly Haven. Cold Haven.

    “Summer heat got you down? Come to Cool Haven, and cool off! It’s always chilly here!”

    Maybe in July we’ll get another warm day.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Great slogan, make it happen.

      Liked by 2 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Where my sister lives in Canada, they are having frost at night.

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    • Menagerie says:

      In a few weeks I might want to trade out some days Wooly. I’ll come screw up your kitchen and make people appreciate you more, while enjoying a cool breeze. You come down here and sweat a little, clean out my painting shop, and play with the menagerie of kids and dogs. Occasionally a fox runs through, we’ve got some birds hanging out off the back porch in the kiwi vines, and my husband keeps the gun by the door to shoot at squirrels, which is his current obsession. Help yourself the the liquor cabinet, where you will find about ten flavors of shine, and a Jack assortment. And other stuff that people give me that is not Jack. In the back.

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    • Works for me. One of the pluses I would find in moving back to Michigan would be escaping the heat and humidity. (Indiana summers are beautiful… and then the humidity makes it miserable.)

      An aside: so am I right that that is the South Haven Lighthouse in your profile picture?

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  9. lovely says:

    MY DADDY’S A HERO’ London Bridge attack hero doorman’s family say his β€˜hands were bruised from fighting’ terrorists after he saved countless lives

    A 33-year-old doorman known as Ozzy led a brave charge against the maniacs after seeing themΒ  repeatedly knifing a woman

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  10. Wooly Covfefe says:

    What we weren’t told about Evergreen College, at AT this morning:

    This place is an insane asylum, run by the inmates. Apparently they can even control the local police. The college president “told” the police to stand down, and they did. Very much like a cult. The college president is told what to do by the students. And he does, while congratulating the riotous students who tell him what to do. I’m beginning to think the whole state is a cult.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

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  12. lovely says:

    Putin asks Megyn if she is completely out of her mind, tells her that she is suffering from some kind of hysteria and maybe needs to take a pill for it. The gentleman sitting between them can’t keep a straight face πŸ˜‚.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      And, she thought Trump was harsh with her. LOL

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Putin did tell Kelly Meagan, ,Meagan Kelly the weather girl, that he knew her better than Trump…..

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      • lovely says:

        I just saw this clip on Twitter and it cracked me up but I hear that Vlad told Kelly that it was US interference that caused Libya and Syria’s implosions because of its lack of insight into the domino effect of US actions. I’m going to try and find that.

        Also apparently Kelly dressed like a trollop for one of the meetings? I’ve cut myself off from some of this but this is just too interesting.

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  13. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    “UK scientists to clone ‘British Man’ from 9th century, as a last resort in the war on terror.

    A recently found 1,200-year-old fossil is giving anthropologists new insights into a warrior-like, bipedal masculine human specimen they have identified as Testiculus Englishmanus, a mysterious ancestor of modern-day British men.
    The remains were discovered in Wessex, at the site of the historic Battle of Edington (present-day Wiltshire), where in May, 878 AD, patriotic Anglo-Saxons defeated “The Heathen Army” of the Viking invaders, leading to the eventual liberation and unification of England.

    The 6 foot-long fossil reveals that the extinct early man of England possessed two large working testicles, which shatters all modern theories about the origins of today’s residents of the British Isles.” – Oleg Atbashian/The People’s Cube

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      “possessed two large working testicles, which shatters all modern theories about the origins of today’s residents of the British Isles.”


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  14. lovely says:

    PutinIt is not Assad we are protecting there it is the Syrian Statehood.

    Yes everyone there is to blame for something but were it not for an active interference from the outside the civil war would probably not have broken out…….Let’s talk substantively, did Assad make mistakes yes probably lots of them but those who oppose him are they angels? Who is murdering and executing children and beheading? Should we support those people who do that? ……. Should we wait for these terrorist to come to our country? No we’re not going to do that. Prime Minister is nodding in agreement…. We’re willing to work together but you must have a constructive approach on your side.

    Putin insists that Assad did not use chemical weapons but rather it was the opposition trying to make Putin look bad.

    Then Putin goes on to say that The US is using terrorists against Assad, why use terrorists? Because no one else would fight. I do not think it’s worth using these terrorist today because tomorrow it’s going to cost you a lot. When Al Qaida was created in Afghanistan to fight against the Soviet Union, they didn’t know that it would strike the US on 9/11. You’ve got to think about negative ramifications in the long term.

    Putin is as good a political beast as James Comey.

    PS I just found out that the is an edited version. ↓

    The whole audience was laughing with Putin and laughing at Kelly.


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  15. Wooly Covfefe says:

    And this is why I don’t watch TV news:

    This is bad as the Al-Dura affair, or zombie’s “Anatomy of a Photograph”.

    As long as it fools some people, they won’t ever stop doing it.

    (h/t Thomas Lifson @ AT)

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  16. Wooly Covfefe says:

    American Thinker is on fire today.

    Every single essay, every single blog post is worth reading.

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  17. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Chef showed me this quote today in a little book of shrimp recipes.

    “If I’d’a known this was gonna be the last time me and Bubba was gonna talk, I’d’a thought of something better to say.”

    So I looked it up. I need to watch this movie again.

    Forrest Gump: [Narrating] Bubba was my best-good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner. Bubba was gonna be a shrimpin’ boat captain, but, instead he died right there by that river in Vietnam. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

    I wonder what the last thing I said to the people I’ve loved who have died was? My brother, when we were teens; my uncle, in front of me with a DNR order, my best friend, half a year later, both from cancer. All of my grandparents. I hope it was something good, but it makes you think about what you’re speaking.

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  18. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Here’s my entire experience with the Brave browser in a nutshell, for the last two weeks. Not just the address bar, but text fields too.

    I may have to switch back to Pale Moon.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. lovely says:

    Patiently waiting for when Doggityday is announced.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Wooly Covfefe says:

    What day is going to be Puzz’ history posts?


  21. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  22. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I just met an avid singer in the parking lot outside my building.

    He recommended some music to me, after I threw Bobby Mcferrin at him, and Aurora, and a few other artists, as I am wont to do. Dude was cool as heck. He told me to stop throwing new artists at him (as if Bobby was a new artist), and as he was leaving, I said, so what do you want me to listen to? Throw me some artists I’ve never heard of!

    He said, “Snarky Puppy”. I looked him in the eye, and said, you’re kidding.

    He said, “No. YouTube.” I hope I see this guy again. I hope he researches Bobby.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      This is absolutely phenomenal performance.


    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Why have I not ever heard of this?

      I hear “Layla” and “Hotel California” every day on the radio.

      Why not this? Why Guns n Roses and not Joe Bonamassa? I had to ask some dude in a parking lot what his favorite music was, what he wanted me to hear.

      Rush was right when they wrote “Spirit of the Radio”. No, you can’t hear anything new.

      It’s hard to not be cynical. You can’t hear Aurora, or Susan Tedeschi, or Highasakite, or Of Monsters and Men, without actually looking for it. Radio’d rather play old Phil Collins and old Sting and old Van Halen and old Queen and old Madonna and old The Who and old Hendrix (only the biggest hits, too, not the rare good stuff).

      I’d rather meet an avid singer in a parking lot and ask him to recommend something.

      This band is incredible. Up there with Bobby. Up there with Daryl’s House.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        This drummer is as good as Neil Peart. I’m almost done with the second track, and I’m absolutely flabbergasted. Watch how they all look at each other with smiling respect. That’s how it is working with a good crew in a busy kitchen. It’s the same thing.

        They’re all happy when it flows, they all high-five at the end of the shift, because it did, and because they all rock. And they’re all smiling while they work.

        A performance like this playlist is what a good day in a kitchen looks like.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        Les Paul with Brian May

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Everyone in the audience is wearing headphones.


  23. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Why? I hate that I only heard of this today.

    Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental ensemble led by bassist, composer and producer Michael League.[1] Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly 40 musicians, referred to as “The Fam” on their recordings and tours. The musicians perform on a variety of instruments including guitars, pianos, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings. Many of the current and former band members were once students at the University of North Texas.[2]

    The band’s lineup is often in flux as members routinely perform with other artists such as Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Justin Timberlake, Kirk Franklin, Ari Hoenig, Roy Hargrove, Snoop Dogg and others. The core touring unit is Michael League, Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, Larnell Lewis, Shaun Martin, Cory Henry, Justin Stanton, Bill Laurance, Bob Lanzetti, Chris McQueen, Mark Lettieri, Mike Maher and Chris Bullock. Besides performing in a traditional setting, Snarky Puppy is committed to music education. While touring, the band has held over 100 clinics, workshops, and masterclasses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Mexico.

    Why, dear God. So much goodness here. And a guy in a parking lot/my back yard told me about it, only after I asked him to throw me a bone, too.

    I don’t know what to think right now. Some day my voice will be tied to my wallet.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Have you tried John Williams? Requires listening to the entire thing. Is one guy, not two or more.

      You would have freaked at my album collection, several hundreds. Was music dir as well as dj, all studio promos came to me. Lost in bro’s estate sale.

      So many wonderful sounds, voices, instruments, never to be heard save for ppl like me. God hears them. Is enough, perhaps.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        I will, I promise, when I finish listening to, and watching, this 28-track Snarky Puppy playlist.

        OMG. Astounding.

        I wish I could have seen your collection. I had Foreigner “4” on 8-track. And AC/DC’s “Back in Black”. My biggest collections were cassettes. Lots of radio recordings on nice TDKs and Maxells.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Think about it. If you already knew about ALL the good music in the world, what would you have to look forward to, musically speaking? Wasn’t it a delight to find this group?

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        “Music is enough for a lifetime. A lifetime isn’t enough for music.”

        — Sergei Rachmaninoff

        It’s true. I’m digging this concert. I hope all my neighbors are, too.

        The Denon is at about 62. The Polk sub is at about 30%.

        This band is unbelievable. They took Motown and funk and mixed it with the technical skill of bands like P-Funk and Spirogyra, and Dream Theater and Chicago. Astounding band. I’m at track 5. So are my neighbors.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Layla Hathaway is my future ex-wife.

      My Goodness what skill.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      “Snarky Puppy is committed to music education…the band has held over 100 clinics, workshops, and masterclasses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Mexico.”

      And there is your answer, perhaps. They do not care for fame?

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  24. jeans2nd says:

    Stella – forgot to mention, fyi, remember this guy I told you about that one time? Located, identified, effectively neutralized, i.e. silenced (cannot control everything). They always underestimate the quiet ones.
    just tryin’ to haf me sum fun…

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  25. ImpeachEmAll says:

    As time passes;

    so do we…

    Roger Smith, star of ’77 Sunset Strip,’ dies at age 84


  26. auscitizenmom says:

    Mazziflol posted this next door. I figured we would all be interested.
    “Ghost-Ship murderers finally arrested”

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