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  • Location USA
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  • Hometown Escanaba MI; in California since 1982
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  1. Why this forum speaks English and not German

    Though this was probably meant as sarcasm, I don't know if it's an invalid feeling. I live in the US, and that's how I feel. When I was growing up, paranoia was depicted as finding Communists under every bed. But is it paranoia when even important figures in the self-described biggest democracy in the world express fascist intents daily?
  2. Grammar police

    The grammar police never sleep. I'm a grammar and a great-grammar, and I should know. Happy Mother's Day!
  3. Politics Gen XYZ

    Dean upset Iowans and other US voters when he let out an encouraging scream after stating that the Dems would take back the White House; he won only 18% of the vote in the primaries. By 2016 voter sensitivity had faded spectacularly, with Republicans particularly accepting anything that came out of their candidates' mouths.
  4. What made you laugh today?

    For bleeding hearts and curmudgeons alike.
  5. Sorry I didn't come across this 1960 Pogo panel sooner. And even sorrier that it's still relevant six months after the 2020 election. And sorriest of all that the denial continues to draw followers. Fremount, the boy bug and perennial candidate, appears to have inspired Trump. 
  6. Oktoberfest 2021 cancelled!!

    Stick around. Climate change should take care of that.
  7. Only in America...

    Twenty-five years ago I was one of the parent chaperones of Fuenfling's high school band trip to SoCal and we spent a day at Disneyland. I'd hoped to go to my grave without ever making such a visit, but the trip was free and as uniform manager, I was obligated to go. What was awful was the adults' response to Disneyland, as if they were on a Hajj to Mecca.
  8. What made you laugh today?

    It was the Nixon era, and the US was still entangled in Viet Nam. One of the many jokes about extricating American forces from Asia was, 'Nixon should do in Viet Nam what his father didn't do.'   'What's that?' 'Pull out.'
  9. “The only side effect from my second vaccination was that I slept most of the afternoon but didn’t feel the need to justify it.”
  10. Why are you unhappy today?

    @RajeshG, your sad message touches all of us. Losing a parent is a terrible test. You have my sympathy.
  11. I typed my first husband's PhD dissertation in 1962, something to do with titanium. I can't believe I was able to read his scratchy writing, and I can't believe his committee could read the dissertation, typed on a fading ribbon pre-White Out and with erasures.
  12. Random pointless comments

  13. What made you laugh today?

    “And it shall be called peanut butter. And it shall appear as if perishable or in need of refrigeration but in truth it shall remain shelf-stable for months, though the oil may separate and require stirring. And there shall be a crunchy variety and there shall be a smooth variety. And . . .”