Tuesday, April 04, 2017

In Loving Memory of Terri Cain aka "tc" on The Blog

12 July 1955 ~ 4 April 2015
Dean Blogger, Teacher, Encourager, Bright Light

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    1. Yes indeed.

      --Alan

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    2. 💙💙❤️❤️💛💛💖💖

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    3. A lovely lady and a true friend. ♥

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    4. It breaks my heart the way tc suffered. I so very much wish there had been a treatment that worked. She is sorely missed. 💙💖💙

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  2. Here's a good story:

    For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her [Click]

    Got some weeds murdered yesterday and today, and will finish the job tomorrow. Got a fair start on taxes, and repaired/serviced five of six automatic sprinkler valves (several kinda needed it after more than twenty years...) The sixth I may service or just leave along, since it seems OK. The muscles in my legs have been acting up--lower back pain and all that--but I'll get past it. A dang nuisance, though.

    Alan


    --Alan

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  3. Root*Center*Son is in the process of buying a house. His offer was chosen over 7 others. Then the inspection turned up some big ticket items. Today the owner accepted Son's terms! So now remains the appraisal, next week.,

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  4. I slept last night on the futon cum couch in my study. Got my best night's sleep in ages and, mirabile dictu, woke up with no back pain whatsoever. Minor twinges are sneaking back throughout the day but, still, I feel better than I've felt in ages. Should sleep on the couch more often! :)

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    1. Nothing succeeds like success! May it not be a mere coincidence.

      Alan

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    2. Glad to hear it. Whatever works!

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  5. Trevor Noah Announces ‘The Daily Show’s Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library - Click

    We can only hope he'll get bored and wander off. That would save a lot of time and money.

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  6. Odds and ends from politicalwire.com:

    In the mail: The Case for Impeachment by Allan J. Lichtman.[Click] “Professor Lichtman has correctly predicted every Presidential election since 1984, including the election of 2016. Now, he is focusing on the 45th President of the United States, demonstrating his view that it is not a question of if President Trump will be impeached, but a question of when.“l I told him it was a mistake to shut down the Trump Tower Baku project…

    They own it: A new Kaiser Health tracking poll finds that 61% of Americans believe that President Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for the country’s health care system, while just 31% think Democrats are responsible because they originally passed the law.

    Attempts to reach a deal this week on health care are unraveling fast…

    FBI creates special unit to coordinate Trump-Russia Probe[Click]

    Trump’s Slump Gets Worse[Click] A new Quinnipiac poll…

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    And from talkingpointsmemo.com:

    A Plausible explanation of Devin Nunes’ midnight info run.[Click]

    Intelligence Committee member, Rep. Joaquin Castro, talking on CNN about eventual results of the Trump/Russia probe: “I guess I would say this, that my impression is after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail.”

    Ivanka Trump To Critics: ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be Complicit.’ Well, after all, she isn’t a native English speaker. (Oh, she is…) And she didn’t go to college (Oh, only Georgetown and Wharton…) and might not be able to parse the etymology of the word because she is unfamiliar with any romance language (Oh, she is conversant in French…). Well, maybe the dear young thing will get an education in the meaning of the word.

    —Alan

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  7. Needed: A Democratic Shadow Cabinet[Click] I’ve been thinking this for a very long time.

    —Alan

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    1. It would be useful to have some semblance of a united front, designated members who could speak to specific areas.

      First problem: Have you tried cat wrangling lately? It's easier than getting the Dems to agree that the sky is blue. They can't pull together to do anything, certainly not anything sensible and useful.

      Second problem: Ain't nothin' gonna pre-empt The Trump Show. The people with the cameras and the microphones are as unswervingly attracted to him as moths to candle flames. Nothing is as important to them as covering, replaying and dissecting every syllable hhe utters and tweets. Even if a shadow cabinet were set up, even if its members spoke soberly and knowledgeably, decisively refuting each and every one of Trump's lies, misstatements and displays of abysmal ignorance, no one would notice. Their daily press conferences would be them talking to empty air. The one and only thing the news media care about is his ugly face and his sick-making voice. He's good for ratings. The real, grownup world isn't.

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  8. This must be the headline of the day; kudos to the Toronto Star!

    Hamilton police ask public to ‘romaine calm’ after $45K lettuce heist[Click] Investigators say a truck and a trailer containing the lettuce was taken sometime between March 31 and April 1. They’re asking the public to “lettuce know if you have any tips.”

    —Alan

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  9. Senator Jeff Merkley, D-OR, is standing up for all of us tonight in the Senate Chamber, filibustering Neil Gorsuch. He's on CSPAN 2. Worth a listen.

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