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    Obviously, it's a stereotype but I do think...

    Obviously, it's a stereotype but I do think Republican leaders are very glad they have a huge following among conspiracy theorists.
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    I don't really know but having more education...

    I don't really know but having more education seems to play a part in the party one belongs to these days. Thinking skills ya know.
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    I'm not a fan of Nicholas Cage and he just didn't...

    I'm not a fan of Nicholas Cage and he just didn't fit the role IMO. The story is interesting though.
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    I tried to watch Pig but lasted about 20 minutes.

    I tried to watch Pig but lasted about 20 minutes.
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    toddler fun box?

    Help me think of some fun things to add to my 3yo grand-twins fun box for Christmas. DD tells me they prefer playing with regular stuff vs commercial toys so I want to put together a box of items to...
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    I also put Orwell's Roses on hold. It just...

    I also put Orwell's Roses on hold. It just sounded interesting to me.
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    I am not one of those grandparents who wants to...

    I am not one of those grandparents who wants to follow my kids around but sure would like to see them more often. But much of Texas in my rear view mirror holds little appeal.The good thing is I can...
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    I have always wondered why parents aren't held...

    I have always wondered why parents aren't held accountable when juveniles break the law. Period.
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    Losing my "anchors" here

    I can't believe it but we have now been here five years. To live in this state had been a lifelong dream and we pulled it off after a half a century in Texas. Closer to sibs was part of the appeal....
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    Just read that the first US person found infected...

    Just read that the first US person found infected with Omicron variant was fully vaccinated. Hoping his/her case is mild so that people don't freak again.
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    Just placed The Lincoln Highway in my library...

    Just placed The Lincoln Highway in my library hold cart. 263 before me so must be a good book.
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    Poll: Sounds like the jury is out on how effective...

    Sounds like the jury is out on how effective current vaccines will be against the new variant. I will wait another 2-3 weeks to see how this plays out.
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    I think the most effective thing most of us can...

    I think the most effective thing most of us can do is to buy less. I would feel better about buying certain things if they weren't all from some other country.
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    I always enjoyed commentary from LooseChickens...

    I always enjoyed commentary from LooseChickens but she has been gone for a long time.
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    Propogating fear seems to be the way of media...

    Propogating fear seems to be the way of media these days. Who really knows anymore what the heck is going on out there with Covid and its variants?
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    It is predicted to snow here tomorrow so the high...

    It is predicted to snow here tomorrow so the high country will definitely get it. It is funny how people think you are miserable if you are by yourself for the holidays or even birthdays.
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    I think we will all see Rittenhouse's immaturity...

    I think we will all see Rittenhouse's immaturity play out in the days ahead. Fifteen minutes of fame.
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    I sent her an email late last night and declined...

    I sent her an email late last night and declined and will call in a bit just to make sure. The reality is we are all getting older and should get together while we can but as mentioned, not during...
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    OK, thanks! I feel better now and a great sense...

    OK, thanks! I feel better now and a great sense of relief. I am just too sensitive about these sorts of things.
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    Declining a Thanksgiving invitation

    Something about holiday expectations leaves me on edge every year. We had planned to have a quiet meal at home complete with sides and homemade pie. Out of the blue, my SIL calls and invites us to...
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    Poll: Currently, we are still considered fully...

    Currently, we are still considered fully vaccinated with two shots (right?) so I plan to wait a bit longer as I didn't get the first two until late May. I am older but in very good health and still...
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    I got hooked on Maid and watched the whole...

    I got hooked on Maid and watched the whole series. I didn't realize that the main character is the daughter of Andie McDowell who plays her mother. It is always fascinating to me to observe how...
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    The author of Dreamland has a new book out about...

    The author of Dreamland has a new book out about meth which sounds interesting. Atlantic Monthly has an excerpt. His claim is that many if not most of the homeless out there in tents are serious meth...
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    Newest Carl Zimmer book - Life's Edge - The...

    Newest Carl Zimmer book - Life's Edge - The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. I like science books about biology and this one is interesting.
  25. Thread: Beto Redux

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    Beto is very popular in Austin where I used to...

    Beto is very popular in Austin where I used to live. Ditto Matthew McConaughey who is considering a run at some point. Regardless of political beliefs, I hope to see some younger candidates rather...
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