It’s Thursday….Open Thread

…or as the Norse would say, “Thor’s Day”. What better way to begin the second entire day of our new blog than to pick up a hammer and start whacking things into shape.

If you’d prefer the Roman slant on Thursday…we’ll just say, “By Jupiter”, it’s good to be back together again!

Now, let’s get back to work and continue building this blog.

…..Ad rem

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119 Responses to It’s Thursday….Open Thread

  1. GracieD says:

    Good Mornin’ y’all. I’m fixin’ to head to the office, if I can get there. In Louisiana, we do not know how to drive in icy conditions.

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    • tnwahm says:

      Nobody knows how to drive on ice. Be careful!

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    • yeah, be careful Gracie. thwahm is exactly right. NO-ONE knows how to drive on ice. It is very dangerous. Go Slow.

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    • Sharon says:

      Got news for ya, GracieD. Nobody does. That’s why when the roads are that icy in Minnesota, we stay home. The Highway Patrol puts out announcements on radio telling everyone to stay home. The schools close. The shopping centers close, because they don’t want 20 or 30 people killed trying to get there to work or to shop. Medical centers/hospitals work back to back to back shifts, nobody goes home/they sleep in the empty beds. Seriously.

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  2. stellap says:

    Good morning! I am so tired – have to stop this four hours of sleep stuff. Not enough. Take care driving on that ice, Gracie. We have salt trucks here, though it doesn’t work all that well at the low temps we have been having.

    Keep warm, all!

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  3. Menagerie says:

    Good morning everyone. Hope you all stay safe and warm today. I’m thinking of moving further south, maybe under a bridge or on a park bench if I have to. Georgia is not supposed to be this cold. Wahhhh!

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  4. weeweed says:

    Good mornin,’ y’all! It’s 9, yet again, with luck our high today will be 15! We did NOT make our high of 19 yesterday.
    We still have the death panels but looks like maybe we’ll lose the 1099’s…

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=41572

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    • weeweed says:

      Oh, and what did Ad rem do last night?? There’s like a wanted poster of her up at Lucianne!! 🙂

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    • MRM says:

      Good morning all! 11 degrees here – and I’m attempting to thaw out my car so I can get to the office today. At least the sun is shining!

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    • Jennifer H says:

      What complete Hypocrites!
      The Democrats’ insincerity in wanting to repeal the 1099 burden was evident in that they actually stole their legislation from the Republicans.

      Sen. Mike Johanns (R.-Neb.) spent almost a year pushing for repeal of the 1099 tax paperwork mandate. Last week, he announced that he had finally gotten 60 co-sponsors, enough to ensure passage of his bill.

      Then this week, the Democrats took Johnanns’ amendment, changed six words, and introduced it as the “Stabenow Amendment.”

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  5. AFinch says:

    Good morning, folks. I barely slept last night because of the sound of the wind ripping through the Tortolita Mountains. I thought in AZ I’d be safe from the rotten weather. Guess not.

    The latest from the brilliant Ann Coulter. This week, she addresses the Democrats’ plan to ban high capacity magazines fo the type Loughner used in the Tucson massacre.

    “It’s so adorable when people who wouldn’t know a high-capacity magazine from Vanity Fair start telling gun owners what they should want and need. In fact, high-capacity mags put a predator like Loughner at a disadvantage because they are so long, unwieldy and difficult to conceal. This may be why the Tucson shooting appears to be the first spree killing involving a high-capacity magazine. It would have been easier for Loughner to bring two guns.” http://anncoulter.com/

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  6. Wraith says:

    Good morning from Arizona. The time is 0630, the temperature is a lovely -4, and the truck driver has about had enough of this cold crap.

    See y’all tonight.

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    • Sharon says:

      Ok. 4 below in Arizona just ain’t right. Truck driver? Hubby was a heavy duty diesel mechanic for 45 years. Son works with the giant tires for the ore trucks in the Colorado Rockies, and services the OTR trucks as well. We love you guys, respect you to the max, want you to stay safe…..and really wish the itty-bitty cars had the sense God gave them to stay out of your way. Have a good day….

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  7. AFinch says:

    Egyptian blogger, Sandmonkey, arrested:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/noted_egyptian_blogger_sandmon.html

    (h/t email friend)

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  8. Shalini says:

    Err… Hi all!! What just happened?!

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  9. g8rmom7 says:

    Just so you all can be mad at me…it’s probably around 70 here in Central Florida…but it’s overcast and not sunny if that makes you feel any better. 🙂

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  10. tnwahm says:

    Good morning all. Are we tree huggers now that we are in the treehouse?

    Hubby built a fire this morning; hopefully, I can keep it going.

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  11. Jennifer H says:

    This is what I have been reading and thinking about this morning:
    “It’s time to recognize what America’s debauchery of the US Dollar is doing to global inflation. If US monetary policy makers are still in the camp of the willfully blind and want to believe there’s no real-world inflation out there because Ben Bernanke’s conflicted and compromised calculation of CPI says so, Godspeed having the world agree with them on that.

    And for all of those who are still out there cheering this on because it’s good for the inflation in our portfolios, here’s some global starvation math we can’t hide from – immediate-term inverse correlations between the US Dollar Index and three major global food prices:

    1.Corn = -0.91
    2.Rice = -0.90
    3.Wheat = -0.85
    Those are extremely high (and alarming) correlations.

    http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/01/egypt-and-the-growing-problem-of-global-inflation/
    Which I found through http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/

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    • tnwahm says:

      Rush has been talking about that this week; connecting the riots around the world with rising commodity prices due to ethanol and our monetary policy. I said it in 2008 and I’ll say it again. There will be an especially hot place in hell for those in the Demonrat party who tanked the economy here ~with a ripple effect around the world~ purely for political power here. It goes beyond evil and is definetely NOT compassionate.

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      • zmalfoy says:

        Amen. What they’ve done for the sake of winning an election is beyond despicable.

        And for the morons who fell for it, who voted those bastards into power– I don’t want to hear a d@mn thing about how I don’t care about people. Not one word!

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    • Jennifer H says:

      Here is another article that tells a dire tale regarding food prices. ”
      World food prices reached their highest level ever recorded in January and are set to keep rising for months, the UN food agency said on Thursday, warning that the hardest-hit countries could face turmoil. ”
      http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.0bcf7660807b5b8e782fa73f510af552.471&show_article=1

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  12. tnwahm says:

    There’s a thread at Lucianne Connect asking questions about us. I haven’t finished the registration process over there yet, so I couldn’t reply. They’ve linked to us. Maybe some new treehuggers?

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    • Jennifer H says:

      I’m not registered either…dang it, I guess it’s time to do that now ! 🙂

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      • AFinch says:

        I just commented. It is probably worth your time and trouble to register at The Connection. As you just saw, it is a convenient place to reconvene when things go awry. I’m startign to think this group needs a formalized “emergency action plan.”

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        • g8rmom7 says:

          That is a good idea. I have sundance’s email and whoever comments on my blog, but it would be good to have some sort of action plan in case we need to exit quickly, do not pass go…etc. 🙂

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          • AFinch says:

            I think stella, Adrem and others are working on it. Meanwhile, when in doubt (or left out in the cold) go to The Connection. God bless Lucianne.

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            • stellap says:

              Someone, right after we convened there the other day, complained about how rude we were to use Connection as our meeting place. I answered that I was a member, as were the others who commented there, that we had the right to talk about anything we like within the confines of the l-dot guidelines, and if they didn’t like it, they didn’t have to read it. They’re just jealous!

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              • AFinch says:

                I think that person is back! But he/she is giving a shout out to YATZ’s outstanding piece.

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              • Ad rem says:

                …I think they kicked me out over there…probably over that complaint someone made on the BC post that day we were all commenting. I can’t comment even though I can log in. I sent an e-mail to the staff, but have heard nothing. Wow….I said nothing different than anyone else did…?

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              • AFinch says:

                Did you see your mug shot on Lucianne’s main page? I think you’re persona non grata over there. 😉

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              • Ad rem says:

                Finch…you scared me! Shoot…I thought I was in trouble for a while there. (Waiting for fur to stand down….) I’ve never been ‘punished’ for blog-misbehavior before, and I feel like I’ve been put in detention or something. 🙂

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        • stellap says:

          Nice comment, Finch!

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        • weeweed says:

          Lucianne is a great place – I’ve supported it for years. It was one of my very first “to go to” places! Besides, they nailed Ad rem this morning…lol!!

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  13. Jennifer H says:

    I watched this interview last night- it was pretty revealing and amazing, I don’t know how Hannity kept his cool cause I was yelling and fuming at Choudary.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/02/03/sean-hannity-to-radical-british-cleric-anjem-choudary-%e2%80%9cyou%e2%80%99re-one-sick-miserable-evil-sob-but-thanks-for-coming-on-the-show%e2%80%9d/

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    • I saw part of that. Man, Hannity was fuming……. That muslim guy just wouldn’t honestly answer direct questions. Scary how filled with hate for us they are.

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      • Sharon says:

        It was interesting watching Christianne Amanpour being yelled at by the Egyptian in the middle of the riots…”We hate you!”…and didn’t do much to develop the theme. As she turned around back toward the camera, I believe her words were literally almost, “Well, then…….” the look on her face was priceless. I guess he didn’t know the words to kumbaya.

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  14. Jennifer H says:

    How cool is that? !
    “It’s an astounding breakthrough, immediately relevant to soldiers and firefighters (and, no doubt, to plastic surgeons). Gizmodo first blogged about it back in 2008 and scoffed that we’d see it anytime soon given social conservative objections to using stem cells. Turns out that’s not a problem, though. As you’ll see, it’s the victim’s own cells that are used in the “paint,” not embryonic ones. Mind-blowing stuff.”
    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/02/video-the-skin-gun/

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    • garnette says:

      In just casual reading about the stem cells research, iirc, there have been no real breakthroughs with embryonic cells. It makes me so mad that the LSM and the left say that Bush didn’t fund stem cell research. He did, he just limited it to what was in existence. There has been a lot of progress made using adult stem cells, but you rarely hear about it because it isn’t cool to the left like stem cell is.

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  15. Charlotte charred by FLOTUS roast reference

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48756.html

    North Carolina’s known for its barbecue, but Charlotte – not so much.

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  16. Jennifer H says:

    Jeeze Louise, are these people nuts or what?
    “This is a story right out of the how “not to be effective” government manual. It seems that the BATFE is having a few problems keeping guns out of Mexico. That’s right out of Mexico. Based on what has been reported the Obama administration is no better keeping guns out of Mexico than it is at keeping Mexicans in Mexico. Whats even better is that whistle blowers from BATFE are letting it be known that loads of guns are flowing south and that ATF knows it, want more? ATF is letting the weapons go into Mexico, get this, trying to track where they end up in the country so they kind find out what drug cartel or gang ends up with them.”
    http://standbyliberty.org/2011/02/03/atf-sanctions-straw-purchases-of-weapons-headed-into-mexico/

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  17. Jennifer H says:

    Judge Holds Obama Administration in Contempt Over Deepwater Drilling Ban

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/02/03/judge-holds-obama-administration-in-contempt-over-deepwater-drilling-ban/

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  18. garnette says:

    I maybe slow on the uptake about this; but here it goes. I have been a bit surprised that I’m not seeing anything on facebook about what is going on in Egypt from my liberal friends. Instead, I am seeing a lot of stuff about the typical liberal causes. I finally get it. They can’t handle reality so they have to go to the fringe of life to find things to make their causes. It is also why they can so easily be hand fed the talking points to repeat… because they can’t handle the truth so they don’t want to know what is going on outside their little comfort zone.

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    • They probably don’t think that what is happening in Egypt has any effect on them.

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    • Sharon says:

      Serious question: do you remember if they had a similar lack of response to the Iran street demonstrations in 2009?

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      • garnette says:

        I can’t remember anything being posted in response to the Iran street demonstrations. What I tend to see are either posts about rah, rah type things or about social issues, which I tend to think of as feel good issues because they feel good about themselves because they are standing up for others that they see as downtrodden. Nothing about any of the major issues going on in the country or in the world.

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        • Sharon says:

          So…they actually do only care about what makes them feel good…not about things that actually matter….at least they’re consistent, I guess. It’s depressing to remember that they all vote.

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          • garnette says:

            What is sad is that I don’t think they even realize that is how it looks to others or that they are doing it because it makes them feel good. I really think it comes from a point where they do feel superior to others because they focus on those issues and have to point out to others that they need to be concerned about the same things. It is like they want to be seen as heroes because of all the good things they do for others. Seriously, if they did all that they are concerned about in a way where no one would ever know about it, I really wonder how much they would really do.

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  19. Ad rem says:

    Good morning all!

    Since many of you have expressed an interested in the original Honeytrail Prayer Requests page, we found a copy of it in Google’s cached pages and reposted it here. Just click on the candle, which takes you to our present Prayer Requests, then click back to find it as the preceeding post.

    We’d like to thank Thomas Hooker for suggesting this form of retrieval and then being kind enough to e-mail us the link. 🙂

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  20. Jennifer H says:

    Boy is he mad, and he calls it like he sees it. Nice rant here!
    http://coldfury.com/2011/02/02/the-face-of-tyranny/

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  21. churchlady1904 says:

    Whew! Finally found you guys.
    For some reason, WordPress didn’t want to accept either
    of my archived emails as NeeNee, so I had to do a new identity.
    Churchlady1904 it is. (We have an antique shop in a former Christian
    Science church built in 1904)

    I would say the age of posters here ranges from 65 to 30-something.
    Many of you young “upstarts” have parents in their 50s/60s;
    some of we older ones are fortunate enough to have parents
    in their 80s/90s still with us.

    This article on Conservative Lesbian made me think about
    how the elderly are processing what has happened to their beloved
    USA since being hijacked by Benito. Yockey also swerves into
    the solution:

    “Today I took my father, who is 94, to a routine appointment with his geriatrician, which always begins with the physician assistant, Debbie, taking a history and his vital signs. She pronounced my father’s blood pressure “perfect” at 106/60. Then she said she was especially glad to see this because over the last six months they’ve seen a big jump in the number of their elderly patients with hypertension. Debbie’s career includes Carter’s presidency and I asked her if people are more frightened now than they were then. She said, yes, by a long shot, and added that so many of their patients also are suffering from depression and anxiety that they have added the services of a psychiatrist who specializes in the elderly to come in twice a week to see patients. Debbie said this is a phenomenon she’s never seen before in over 35 years as a physician assistant.

    “Now, what with this being a conservative blog, you would expect that I would follow this news with a denunciation of the debt bombs — aka stimulus spending — that Obama has been using to destroy America’s economy. So, OK, yes: Obama’s debt bombs are toppling this great nation. They are his fire in the Reichstag.

    “But it looks to me like the epidemic of illnesses caused by fear and hopelessness began when the 2010 election season kicked into high gear. And since gaining control of the House of Representatives — and thus, the purse strings — rather than fighting the fake stimulus of Keynes with the real stimulus of Hayek, instead Republicans have harped on the the virtues of pain and sacrifice on the part the most vulnerable citizens of our nation: the elderly and the disabled, who are served by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Basically, we have targeted people who do NOT have the ability to WORK to improve their lot even though they DO have the ability to VOTE to that end. So — what could go wrong?”

    Entire article here:
    http://aconservativelesbian.com/2011/02/03/epidemic-of-high-blood-pressure-depression-and-anxiety-among-the-elderly/

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    • churchlady1904 says:

      Oops, should have used this pull-quote instead
      (I disagree with her that sacrifice talked about by Repubs
      won’t be necessary. Yes, spending cuts have to go hand-in-hand
      with tax cuts. But I haven’t really heard the GOP slashing
      elderly benefits, have you?)

      “what we should be doing is filling people with confidence in the future by getting rid of everything that is strangling economic recovery in its cradle — taxes, regulations, debt, boondoggles — and securing our energy independence and our borders and making America a profitable place to manufacture goods once more. The more we talk about how necessary it is to require sacrifices by people who aren’t us, the more we validate the mirror image of this policy, which is the redistribution of wealth — sacrifices by people who aren’t them. Either way, it isn’t sacrifice that is going to save us — it will be American resourcefulness and ambition unleashed.”

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      • Ad rem says:

        I agree…I haven’t heart Repubs talking about spending cuts for the elderly either. I’m not quite sure what policies she’s referencing. I think the elderly are mostly hurt by the trememdous cost of living increases while their benefits remain static. The monetizing of our debt has been particularly devastating for those on fixed incomes like her father.

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      • Entitlement programs will need to be reformed (because they are the biggest reason we have rising deficits for as far as the eye can see – especially with the baby boomers retiring), but that’s not the same thing as slashing benefits to the elderly.

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    • Ad rem says:

      That’s an excellent article NeeNee….sorry, I mean churchlady. (I’m afraid it’s going to take me a while to get the SNL picture out if my mind.) Cynthia sure has her hands full with several cats, a garden filled with tomatoes, and her 94 yr. old father, Professor Yockey. I only wish she had more free time to write.

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    • Ad rem says:

      I take it the protests didn’t occur in Tucson. That would have been truly uncivil.

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    • churchlady1904 says:

      I am so sick of this leftist/Democrat hypocrisy
      and double standard. Whoever said THEY accuse US
      of what they do (or would like to do) is right on.

      Lap-dog media is silent. No reporting on those
      who want to send Clarence Thomas back to the fields,
      cut off his fingers & toes and feed said digits to him.
      Somehow that doesn’t qualify as hate speech.
      But Sarah Palin using a target as a visual aid for a
      campaign is somehow vitriolic hate.

      Folks, Glenn is right . . . it’s going to get nasty because
      traditional American values are being denigrated and
      honorable people pushed to their limits.

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      • Sharon says:

        You are so right. Apparently there’s a lot of detail involved in who gets to say which vile things about which people. I sure wish they’d issue some public clarifications, so we can understand why it’s ok to talk this way about Clarence Thomas. Perhaps the schedules for public attacks on the people who are attacking Clarence Thomas are just now being distributed to the media, and the exposes on those who are saying these things will start tomorrow. That must be it.

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      • Ad rem says:

        Glenn was on fire this morning. It is the coming insurrection.

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, goodness. Even if 90% of the people who are presently legal residents of the United States of America are killed because they won’t yield to Islam and Gibbs issues an explanation referring to Sarah Palin’s obvious bitterness over her personal life being at the root of that, and zippy can’t be reached for comment because he’s signed on to play basketball full time in Hawaii as a perennial fundraising schtick for the Islamic Center of Honolulu (all funds to go to the New York City Mosque)…it still can’t be called a failed presidency. What on earth are you thinking.

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  22. Ad rem says:

    Well, I just did what I’d been putting off doing for so long. I ordered the year’s supply of freeze dried food… just in case Bamby brings on the end times. Stuff has a shelf life of 30 yrs., and mixes 1:1 with hot water. Now all I have to do is find somewhere to store six big boxes! (No basements in California.)

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  23. Hullo dahlings!

    Just checking in before I do my catching up.

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  24. Hey – do you guys think we should add a blogroll? A lot of y’all comment linking to different sites. I myself am getting really tired of going back and forth between HA & The Blaze.

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