During the day, do you read a story and you feel it is worth sharing?  Where to place it? I don’t like to disrupt someone’s thread or thoughtful post and it is not worthy of posting a lengthy article, do you?  Let’s try to leave this up in speakers corner and we can share some news!

From the Afghan  Women’s Writing Project

Colorful Days after Black Nights”

I remember the Taliban were searching houses ten times a day with different groups to find a book, cassette, picture, TV, or video game. If they found any of these, they shot the whole family. After we returned home, my mom burned books that my older sister and brother had collected over many years. She burned most of the books in our mud-brick oven, then threw the rest away in sacks very far from the house so the Taliban would not know they were ours. My heart was broken and I was at a loss……

I wove carpets for four years and forgot everything about studying or getting an education. We were stuck at home, and never allowed to go outside. When the Taliban were removed from power in Afghanistan after almost five years, most of the schools eventually reopened. My siblings returned to school, but I did not, because I was so afraid of everyone, still thinking that Taliban were close.

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PatsyT
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The Crash the Tea Party Movement has had a crash
I checked their page a few days ago and it was filled with porn and garbage.
The trolls were very busy!
Now this teacher has been put on leave and received death threats
http://www.katu.com/news/local/90815614.html
Hey
What ever happened to free speech?
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6z-jvV_nO2EMPxGArNaDAH8bWOgD9F3TB900

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KQµårk 死神
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Cheers you see these articles all too often. The WashPo story I posted actually mentions that the president informed Ms. Langbehn about the policy change. I think the main problems occur in emergency situations which are obviously the most important times to be with your loved one.

What Ms. Langbehn said almost chocked me up.

“I kept saying it’s not a gay right to hold someone’s hand when they die, its a human right,” she said, noting that she and Pond had been partners for almost 18 years. “Now to have the president call up and say he agrees with me, it’s pretty amazing, and very humbling.”

Khirad
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At the University of Washington Medical Center? Sure. My cousin gave birth there. It’s a university hospital (duh) with little actual doctor supervision, so yeah, I can see this happening. In a town like Seattle there will be hell to pay and policies that this not happen again, though. (kes can correct me on the particulars of how these hospitals operate, but when visiting as family, that was what my cousin said – it could really vary from nurse to nurse).

KQµårk 死神
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I just saw Buzz Aldrin being interviewed by O’Donnell on KO. It’s great to see a childhood hero being so progressive at his age. He discussed how the previous Bush project to the moon was a waste of time because they tried to reinvent the rocket in this case instead of using shuttle booster technology which cost billions in overruns. He said we would actually get us to deep space later than President Obama’s plan. He was pretty feisty about taking on the president’s critics as just protecting the status quo to promote a failed project and protect their interests.

KQµårk 死神
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It’s incredible that President Obama had to write such an order but I’m sure it’s a relief to many.

Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays

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kesmarn
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Sweet Lord, I can honestly say that it has never occurred to me to throw out a same-sex partner visitor at our hospital!

Who would do such a thing? (Although, obviously it happens or there wouldn’t be the need for such an order.) Sigh.

Thank God we have a human being as President.

KQµårk 死神
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I doubt many real caregivers followed these restrictions. I know as long as I was in hospital my wife stayed most nights even though it was against policy, save for when I had another patient with me.

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PatsyT
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Wow, I wonder how many of those cases happen all over the country?

SueInCa
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There is always a Nurse Ratchett hanging out there somewhere….I have never met her, but I am sure there are some.

SueInCa
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Here in CA we obtain a death certificate from the county.

Khirad
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Today, didn’t do the things I said I would. I’ll do what I didn’t get to coming back later before leaving for home.

Today went to Georgetown and walked around. Canal is totally dried up like an Arizonan river. Got a chuckle out of it. The harbor and Teddy Roosevelt Island was pretty, and walked up and down the main streets. Ate at Five Guys, to have an Obama experience — ugh, I don’t do fast food like ever, and so I feel woozier than most might for an hour or two. Not the food to get stuff done on. But, I did it. It’s not the location, but, I had to get a taste of a local institution (seems like the Eastern In-n-Out to me).

I did duck into a rare books store. Saw one of the most beautiful books of my life – a beautifully bound collection of Yeats, but I’m not here to buy books. On the way out though, on sale in the street I spotted a Mircea Eliade and then a book on Zoroastrianism for a combined $5. Deal!

Then saw the outside of the Watergate and did the Kennedy Center tour. Oh my goodness. Beyond gorgeous.

Embassies spotted today: Spain, Mongolia, Ukraine, Thailand, and Egypt. Embassies I have as one of my quirky must dos.

Tomorrow, Baltimore.

Chernynkaya
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Hey Khirad, I think it’s pretty good that you went off your schedule– I sensed fatigue even in your writing today!

About Eliade– I have many of his works so you can imagine how upset I was to learn about him. (Naturally, being the bitch I am, if you haven’t heard, I am about to upset you too!)

“Several times during the late 1930s, Eliade publicly expressed his support for the Iron Guard, a fascist and antisemitic political organization. His political involvement at the time, as well as his other far right connections, were the frequent topic of criticism after World War II.”

That was from wiki, but I read about it a few years ago elsewhere.

Khirad
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No, Cher, I knew that, and it’s like a Jung deal with me. It’s sorta hard not to read him in the field as a giant, even with his past. I’ve heard several rationalizations, and he was no Evola, but yeah, it was a tough break when I found that out as well.

It upset me too. It ranks up there with finding out later about one of my favorite writers for years on Iranian religion being active in the ’53 Coup.

Forgot to mention I also had a Yeungling at Martins, where JFK proposed to Jackie and where Clinton spent a lot of time.

And yes, you sensed fatigue right. 😉

Chernynkaya
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Funny, the Jung thing I knew before studying, so for some reason I was more immune to disappointment. But with Eliade, he was so seminal, and, let’s face it–it is religion! (Yeah, I know–think RR.)

On the other hand, I once had a discussion in a seminar (not religion) and the instructor asked, “Well, would you rather have a nice guy writing mediocre music, or would you rather have Wagner?”

Khirad
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Thanks for that Cher, it is a conundrum. And you put it well with that Wagner quip (Nietzsche wrote one of the most scathing critiques in The Case of Wagner). Although, my favorite is,

“Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.”

Edgar Wilson Nye, quoted by Twain.

It’s a philosophical question, how we can respect a work and loath associations; or a Lit question, of how much of their personal views made it into their scholarship. In any case, I do take it with a grain of salt. It’s always there in the back of your mind, and what’s most perniciously pervasive is me questioning their motives, when there may actually be nothing nefarious to that particular passage that raised an eyebrow.

kesmarn
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Dear Friends,

It’s hardly possible to be more O/T than this. And — disclaimer — this is personal, only remotely political. So, please forgive me. But, here goes…

You might remember that my 24 year old son was invited to a grad school recruitment weekend at a prestigious university about three weeks ago. He had a great time there. All indications were that admission to the PhD program was a “gimme.”

Until today.

He was not one of the Chosen. He had applied to very few places. This one was his last/best hope. Now grad school is apparently not in his future for Fall 2010.

He’s beyond bummed. He’s heartsick.

Here was a kid with straight A’s in his undergrad years — not just in math but in Japanese and English Lit as well. He had good recommendations, good GREs, and a track record of a year and a half of success in teaching. What more could he have done?

I guess I’m just wondering if anyone has any advice. Any thoughts. How do you console a heartbroken young man? Where does he go from here?

I realize things could be worse. He’s not defusing IEDs in Afghanistan. He hasn’t just received a horrible diagnosis. He’s not a meth addict. But he’s definitely hurting.

Any and all words of wisdom would be appreciated.

escribacat
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Hey Kes, What a bummer! My nephew got jerked around by a university too (he took a semester off and ended up there anyway). One thing I’ve learned being a victim advocate is to just let the grieving grieve, let the crying cry, let the heartsick be heartsick. You can’t fix it so don’t try. (Easier said than done, I know). Just let him know you love him, you’re there if he needs your help and you’ll support whatever move he decides to make next (which he will when he’s ready).

kesmarn
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Thanks, e’cat. It’s hard to get out of “Mom Mode.” But you’re right. There are some things (many things as they move into adulthood) that we just can’t fix, no matter how much we’d like to.

I just know that — even though he’s been very effective teaching high school math (one of his kids got a perfect 800 on the math SATs) — quite candidly, he hates it. The kids are just not motivated the way college students are, and there are so many disciplinary problems. I think the thought of doing this indefinitely is enough to make him frantic. He’s too young to be doing a math version of Mr. Holland’s Opus, if you know what I mean.

Chernynkaya
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Dear Kes, there is rarely anything more painful to a parent than when our kid is brokenhearted. We wish we could take on their pain ourselves to spare them and feel helpless, as I see you are now.

I wish I had an answer. I wish I had an “in’ with an admissions department. There is probably nothing that you can say to console him, except to let him know you are there for him.

Can’t he re-apply next year? Or doesn’t it work like that for PhD programs? In any case, he will still feel disconsolate about this year.

I am so sorry, Kes!

kesmarn
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Cher, thanks for your kind empathy. It’s true. It would be so much easier to be going through a rough time myself than to be witnessing him going through it. (Have been through similar episodes with my daughter and we have both come out the other side of them, and I have to keep reminding myself of that.)

Initially his reaction was that he just couldn’t bring himself to go through the whole GRE Exam/Admissions process/Letters of Recommendation ordeal again. It seemed just too energy-draining. I didn’t say anything in the way of objection to that because, who am I to decide how much energy he has and how deeply he wants this? But as the evening has worn on, he’s starting to re-consider. Even emailed one of his profs for advice.

I know it’s not my place to decide his career for him. But one thing I do know: he’s capable of grad level work. I’ve had friends who’ve graduated from Ivy League schools — one from Yale, and one from Columbia. They have the same feeling. So I have to admit, the thought of a fine mind going to waste is disheartening to me.

I sense that this is partly related to the current economy. Only 20% of recent college grads have found employment. Naturally a fair percentage of the rest are going to apply to grad school. And almost every state university is severely shorter on money this year than ever before in recent memory. So they don’t have the funding for graduate studies, which almost always require tuition assistance for the student. Since he’s (obviously) not a woman or a minority, his odds are even longer. Sigh.

Thanks so much for letting me vent. And for your wise words.

Khirad
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For a kid this gifted and with so much accomplishments, I’m sure it’s not the end of the world. There will be other opportunities.

He’ll come around. That’s pat and it doesn’t help now, – I know this is the crash and comedown of so much work and promises/signals broken.

Give it time. If it spirals and triggers something deeper, then I’d worry. If he has guy friends, after some grieving time have them try to snap him out of it. Guys are good at that. Not particularly sensitive about feelings, but great at giving you a kick in your ass.

kesmarn
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Khirad, it’s good to get the younger and “guy” perspective.

Ironically, he’s going to be in his buddy’s wedding in June. The down side is, this guy who’s getting married just got admission with a full tuition waiver and $24,000 stipend for a PhD program in Econ/Stats at Ohio State University. It’s tough, I’m sure, not to be massively envious!

But the trip to Columbus and the wedding will be a distraction. I’m hoping they pair him up with a massively gorgeous — and friendly — bridesmaid and he has the weekend of his dreams! He needs something good to happen. Soon!

Khirad
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Ouch. Well, get some loser friends if the bridesmaid thing doesn’t work out! 🙂

kesmarn
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Heh. How many moms can complain: “My son! Always hanging out with the right crowd!”

KQµårk 死神
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Kes I hate to hear this but he’s obviously a very intelligent young man with a great future ahead. I had to work before I went to grad school and I’m not necessarily advocating he do the same thing but he may want to seek to matriculate at another school or even just take grad classes for now. I didn’t start matriculating until I went to a second grad school after taking about a years worth of Chem classes. It does help your case entering the grad school you want with more post grad credits and good grades on your CV. I probably would not have gotten in the grad school I chose if I did not prove myself first.

kesmarn
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KQ, I must say this is encouraging. Just on pure instinct, I suggested that he do the same thing. (He had said to me: “If I do another round of applications, what am I going to do while I’m waiting?”) I mentioned that he might take a couple grad level classes (which he did do as an undergrad, too). Can’t hurt…might help those GREs to go even higher. (Easy for me to say.)

Do you mind if I ask how old you were when you started grad school?

SueInCa
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KQ
That is very good advice. I never went to grad school but I would think taking extra classes, just as excelling in undergrad work would be a big help. Sometimes, too, it is based on legacy and if slots run out, no amount of prep will get you in but your advice is very good.

Kes
I know how you and he are feeling right now. My daughter had a similar problem but she went back to teaching for another year and the next application she was accepted. It delayed her one year but she says she had a chance to grow a bit more as well.

kesmarn
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Sue, thanks for sharing your daughter’s experience. Every example of someone who persisted and won in the end is all to the good.

I agree, too, that sometimes the failure to get in is related to factors beyond the student’s control. It may not be fair, but then so much of life is not.

PatsyT
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You and your son are not alone.
I totally feel your pain.
My daughter is going thru the applying for the first time!
Ohhh the drama!
I think I am going to use your logic here
about not defusing IED’s or being a meth addict!
I will be using that!
We have three schools in play, one for sure
and trying to see if we can get that school to put up more $$$
It’s a fantastic school but the cost !!
I hope we can get some good news soon
We are even thinking
Gap Year
I wish I had a magic wand for both of our kids.

PatsyT
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Oh and the cool thing about grad school is you can take a few years off
before you go
or at least that is what I have been told.
Sometimes things happen for a reason.
I have heard of some kids that are stellar not getting into anywhere!
We have been hearing some real shocker stories.
It’s so hard on the kids
This year is a very very tough year!

kesmarn
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Patsy! Didn’t find your comment until this morning. It’s a relief to know that there’s another mom out there, agonizing through the whole process, too! (Although it would be even more of a relief to hear that both our kids had this issue settled successfully!

I think unprecedented numbers of kids have applied this year, and I’m afraid disappointments are numerous. What else can these kids do but dust themselves off and start all over, hard as that may be?

I’ll be thinking of your daughter, too, (and praying) as she finds her way through this very tough and tangled process of finding just the right fit for her.

Kalima
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Breaking news.

“President Obama tells agency to establish rule barring hospitals from denying visitation to gay, lesbian partners.”

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/15/hospital.gay.visitation/index.html?hpt=P1

LiseLives
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A quick Good Morning (still AM here) to this great Planet !
Hope to see you guys over the weekend –

AdLib
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Look forward to it, Lise!

Khirad
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Hope I catch you too, Lise

SueInCa
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AdLib
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Apparently, puritan Christians are so unfamiliar with sex, they believe that the penis is located on the abdomen.

Funny how they’re always seeing sex everywhere yet decry it, eh?

Khirad
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Distension, eh? Looks like an upright picture to me.

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Chernynkaya
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Huh?

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Chernynkaya
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OK, now I got it– thanks! Not being Christian, I never heard of that debate.

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Khirad
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😆 “foreskin begone!”

Khirad
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I dunno, looks gentile to me. 😀

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AlphaBitch

Even if I’ve been only a lurker, not a poster, of late (due only to time constraints) – I’m THRILLED to hear from you Bito! I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and heart ALL the time, and I wish you a good recovery! Don’t worry about the hair. We’d all love to see you, no matter the coiffure! And trust me, mine isn’t all that grand….

Khirad
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Today, started out visiting my congresswoman’s office to pick up tickets to the Capitol. It was funny. Walked in the door, and who did I see? My precinct captain from the ’08 election I volunteered at as a regular. She gave me a once over, and then her eyes lit up blurted out my name and gave me a hug. It was a good sorta weird and the last thing I expected. Last I saw her she had a bottle of Jack on election night and was a bit drunk (not like I didn’t take my fill of wine in the Dem hotel room HQ, but I don’t get grumpy). Anyhoo, it was neat to see her again.

The experience of the tour is a bit of a blur, and our tour guide, God love him, was underwhelming. He was young, and taking place of another congressional aide who had never done it – and I couldn’t hear a word he said, until he did the whispering spot in Statuary Hall (by the way, I loved Mississippi’s 🙄 ). I’m sorta not liking the tours, as I want time to loiter about and not be whisked from one place to the next, but I also get to see things others don’t.

Walked past Cantor’s offices to the House gallery (and spied some young Republican aides flirting – ewww). The actual gallery experience (after – literally – the third layer of security), I got to see Elijah Cummings and David Wu (who represents part of Portland and the northwestern part of Oregon) who were sponsoring some resolution to honor Coast Guardsmen in Astoria and the greatness of the Columbia River. Being originally from around the area, I really lucked out knowing what he was talking about, and who he was. Otherwise, it was all that dry stuff for C-Span 4.

When we went back to the office to pick up our things, it was busier, and after clicking a quick picture of her office door and name, walked down the hall passing three young ladies. Then I did a double take and looked back and realized one of them was my congresswoman entering her office! It’s weird how they don’t stick out like you think they would.

Then, Botanical Gardens, where I was amazed by the size of the barrel cactus and prickly pear (Arizonans will know what I mean). Otherwise it was like being back home for the minute or two I was walking through the section. Really, though, it is very beautiful.

After that, National Galley of art. Lord. Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Lautrec, Van Gogh, and so much more – but crap, after doing a good chunk, was tired, and moved on. Now I just realized I missed the Da Vinci – and the things I missed to make up are stacking up. *banging head against wall*

Then Smithsonian Natural History where I saw the Hope Diamond and stuff. But, even better, Indus Civilization artifacts I knew from history books, plus an Elamite cuneiform piece, that had me giddy.

Ended the day with a mint julep at the Willard. I do hope I’m trimming up a little (if you saw me this might make you furious), I had been out of my years long walking habit for months before. And now my muscles feel like I’ve been jogging the next morning.

Chernynkaya
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Oh, God, the National Gallery! Isn’t it just amazing? Last time I was in DC I went there three times, and still missed stuff, even though it’s not that big. But big enough to wear me out.

And I spent one full day at the Smithsonian, but –ashamed if this is girly–didn’t enjoy the Air and Space, so pretty much went in and out and back to Asian art.

Khirad, are you going to the new-ish National Museum of the American Indian? I wonder what that’s like, and I heard the building itself is worth seeing.

Also, are you on a tour for the whole trip, or do you just sign up for tours at certain places?

I remember my first trip to DC and my actual relief that it was so beautiful and special. I was afraid it would be like any other city, but it’s not.

kesmarn
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Cher — talk about girly — when I was there I got stuck on an exhibit of all the first ladies’ gowns. And then there was the Hope diamond…

Wow, that was a long time ago. Time to go back.

Chernynkaya
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Me too, Kes!! And I’d like to go back again too.

Khirad
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I’m doing that tomorrow. I get to see Michelle’s. And yes, I like glittery things too. 😛

kesmarn
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Spaaarrkleee….. 😀

Khirad
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I know Cher, the National Art Gallery really isn’t that massive (well, what’s on display, that is), but I was all arted out after doing a good portion. I ducked in and out of a few and moved on due to time.

Spent more time at the Air and Space than I thought I would. Wasn’t my fave, but I’m glad I did it. It’s clearly more popular, and as I mentioned before, the Freer is still my favorite (and very quiet, sans school groups – very interesting Chinese section, though it wasn’t until the Indian part that I realized the quality of stuff it had, being more familiar with the latter’s history and art).

It was more obligatory to do the Air and Space, to see the Wright Bros and Earhart planes. As to WWII planes and onward; and ICBMs, the Tucson area has equal museums. I still love the air service uniforms from different countries in a WWII section. A French family was there, and this little boy about 5-6 stood before the Luftwaffe uniform and said “gar

escribacat
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Another interesting update. So are you going to the White House? Do you mean that unless you arrange with your congressperson you can’t get on these tours? I don’t get it. (I’ve never been to DC).

Khirad
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Going through your congressperson beforehand cuts down on lines and it’s a way of scheduling ahead. Plus, I got to go through the underground tunnel from the the Longworth to the Capitol.

Otherwise, I suppose you can do other arrangements, but if you want to try to get in the White House, might as well schedule these things as well.

You need to go through one of your reprasentatives’ offices to get to the White House, and, good luck on the Pentagon alone or not in a larger group.

nottoolate
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Khirad, I lived in DC, Maryland and Virginia for over 40 years. Your posts are bringing back all sorts of memories. You seem to have the high points covered, but if you need any shopping advice, I’m your woman!

javaz
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A message from b’ito –

I have been having a couple of pretty bad days an I neglected to write you. While I am down to just one tube,a feeding tube,and I can eat light liquids, I fell pretty shitty and spaced out.. Please spread the word at the Planet for me.

Pepe Lepew
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Get well, Bito.

PatsyT
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Thank you Javez
I’ll just keep sending healing thoughts and prayers to Bito!

SueInCa
Member

Thanks Javaz. I will think good thoughts for him

Chernynkaya
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Thanks so much for this, javaz. Bito is constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

boomer1949
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Thank you javaz. Will keep thinking good thoughts for him. It was very kind of you to pursue this. I really appreciate your care and concern for B.

escribacat
Member

Thanks. It’s great to hear from him, despite his obvious suffering.

kesmarn
Admin

j’avaz, just found this when I got home. Thank you so much! Whew, what a relief to know that b’ito is able to communicate with you. I know it’s a rough battle to recover from something like this, but it sounds as though he’s still fighting the good fight. Keep it up, b’ito!

Thanks again, j’avaz.

nottoolate
Member

Thank you Javaz and thank you Bito for this message. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t taking full soul breaths until I read this and started again. Whew, just whew.

Questinia
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I belong to a Facebook group called “Scrap the Bill”. It’s a group wanting to nix Obama’s health care plan. I go on the page to periodically rant. I joined because my Republican lawyer neighbor joined (I spy on his FB wall page)

Here is an excerpt of two comments:
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Shane Mathre comments:

If you check Obama’s last trip overseas, his wife left just after their visit to France as stated below. She has yet to accompany him to any Arab country. Think about it. This was sent to me from a very good and reliable friend. The pieces of the puzzle just keep on coming together!
Interesting.

I was at a Blockbusters renting videos, and as I was going along the wall, there was a video called “Obama”. There were two men next to me. We talked about Obama. These guys were Arabs and I asked them why they thought Michele Obama headed home following her visit in France instead of traveling on to Saudi Arabia and Turkey with her husband. They told me she couldn’t go to Saudi Ar abia, Turkey or Iraq. I said “Laura Bush went to Saudi Arabia , Turkey and Dubai .” They said that Obama is a Muslim, and by Muslim law he would not be allowed to bring his wife into countries that accept Sharia Law. I just
thought it was interesting that two Arabs at Blockbusters accept the idea that we’re being led by a Muslim who follows the Islamic creed.
They also said that’s the reason he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. It was a signal to the Muslim world..

Just thought you would like to know.

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Peter Alexander Rott comments:

Shane, thank you…I think you perfectly represent the intellectual acuity and rationality of the Right…

Kalima
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I think that both of these guys need to remove the tinfoil hats and make a quick trip to detox for a few months. These people are seriously off their rockers or off their meds.

So Q, what do I call you now, Mata, Hari or Nomiyaki??

Questinia
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Hi K-doll. I think they are tragically hilarious. You know VERY WELL what to call me! 😉

“Nomiyaki, OG Agent, at your service”.

Kalima
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😆 May I ask what or who is keeping you awake OG Nomiyaki?

Questinia
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An OG NEVER discloses!

Kalima
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Right you are Nomi! OG K |_

Questinia
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We’ve gone from okonomiyaki to nomiyaki to nomi.

Please, I prefer “yaki”.

No! You were right, call me Nomi.

Wait a second! Who are you calling a flea!?

Kalima
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LOL, I’d rather be called a “nomi” than a “yaki.”

I see you have your Romanji/English dictionary handy.

Ok let’s change that to oko or last month’s favourite, natto?

Questinia
Member

I sorta like…..Nomi.

Kalima
Admin

Your swish is my command!

There is a really cool pavement in France on the second link from the bottom of my MB greeting. I want one in front of my house, maybe even in the darker corners of our house, the furry ones would love it.

AdLib
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Dat’s funny cause I was at da Boiger King and dere was dese two Krischins in front of me ordering a Palin Boiger (a topless Wopper). I said, “Ain’t it strange that Palin says she’s a Krischin but she ain’t never been ta Jerusalem?”

That’s when dese guys explained to me that she must be Muslimb, that’s why, cause Muslimbs can’t go to Jerusalem or they turn into salt or garlick or somethin’. Or maybe she’s Sagittarian or somethin. But they said she sure ain’t Krischin for that reason! See? Even Krischins know she’s not Krischin. And dese guys fix cars so they knows how tings woik!

Beleave it!

Kalima
Admin

😆 😆 😆 Still giggling, head hurts. My doctor will be sending the Bill, he’s a nice guy, Bill I mean.

Questinia
Member

Wha’ youze talkin’bou?

Dose Hairy Krischins singing “Hairy Harry, Harry Krischins”?

boomer1949
Member

😆 😆 😆 Oy Vey!! Use it all the time – must mean I’m fluent in Hebrew too! Thus leading one to believe I’m Jewish. Right? Right!

By golly I love, love love, deductive reasoning. Makes things much more crystal clearer. 🙄