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About katheliz

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  • Location USA
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  • Hometown Escanaba MI; in California since 1982
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  1. Special relationship - Love Actually.
  2. Still valid - maybe even more valid - nine months after publication.  
  3. What are you cooking today?

    I baked hot cross buns last night. But five years ago Frau Fuenfling took decoration to a higher level.
  4.   Not 'not guilty', just the Scots verdict of 'not proven'.
  5. What made you laugh today?

    A good attack dog will do that.
  6. Murder of student Meredith Kercher in Italy

    Only God and Simpson know who's guilty, but my opinion is that OJ killed his ex- and Ron Goldman. Old topical humor: Q: What's the difference between OJ Simpson and Christopher Reeve? A: OJ's gonna walk.
  7. Notre Dame is on fire

    What's your point?
  8. Notre Dame is on fire

    The roof structure was supported by massive oak trees which must have gone up like tinder.  The attic of Notre Dame was referred to as Le Forêt, 'the forest'.
  9. What made you smile today?

    I feel that 'Caveat emptor' should be the US's new motto, but Lamont's suggestion is very good.  
  10. Maybot vs. Queen's English

    My mother quickly broke me of asking, 'Where is [X] at?', which she regarded as needlessly wordy and redundant.  She simply wouldn't answer me.   Later, when my own children would ask, 'Where is my [X]?', I'd just respond, 'It must be somewhere.' For goodness' sake, how could I possible know where in their separate but equally messy bedrooms anything could be?
  11. School Employs Nappy Changer

    Delayed toilet-training isn't a new situation.  Here's a direct quote from 1964, from a boy pushing five years, to his mother (note he called his parents by their first names):  "Sarah, I need you to come and change my diaper right now." Most children are ready to be toilet-trained once they've turned two, and it gives them a sense of pride and independence to leave diapers behind.
  12. Politics Gen XYZ

    Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus, always brings me to tears.  Clearly, it has the opposite effect on Trump. Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
  13. I think Biden's day has passed, ditto Clinton's.  The Dems need younger, fresher blood.  A Latino would be a good choice, and some mixture for POTUS and VP of woman / person of color / gay might do the trick.  Or maybe just play it safe with a pair of middle-aged white guys, but both close to fifty years old, to point out the seriousness of Trump's senile-sounding rants and to emphasize the fact that Trump's old. If young George P. Bush (half-Colombian) doesn't challenge Trump in 2020, he'll definitely run in 2024 and I probably won't be around to remind you that I told you so. He'll be a popular GOP candidate with crossover potential, even if he did endorse Trump in 2016 after wavering with graceful hypocrisy.