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Posted on 10/20/2009 5:57:42 PM PDT by Mo1

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To: Darksheare

I know I’m walking into a minefield, but I’ll bite.

What’s a Vorpal Chipmunk?

I’ll have you know I looked up vorpal and there ain’t no sucha word, Darks. Is that Klingon? :P


1,751 posted on 06/18/2010 6:10:45 PM PDT by derllak
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To: derllak
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

1,752 posted on 06/18/2010 8:51:12 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 512 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Lol! Yup, just as I thought. It’s Klingon!

Can you translate that for me please, you frumious Bandersnatch! :P


1,753 posted on 06/19/2010 12:27:27 AM PDT by derllak
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To: derllak
Can you translate that for me please, you frumious Bandersnatch!

No.

1,754 posted on 06/19/2010 7:44:19 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Darksheare; Darlin'; null and void; Borax Queen; Lady Jag; nicmarlo; Lakeshark; derllak; ...

I’ve been around; just not the best company lately. Been working my butt off....we won’t even discuss the issues there. Spent a little time getting reaquainted with with my rather extensive family when one of my uncles passed away. Trying to keep the yard in good enough shape that the neighbors don’t complain about what might be lurking there. Also trying to do a little housecleaning; getting ready for Tyler’s visit (as of yesterday, I am now the grandmother of a teenager....how the h*ll did that happen?), followed by my summer trip to Colorado. And of course, catering to my cats (or is that owners?). Do a little shopping on Ebay. Trying to plot an escape route.


1,755 posted on 06/19/2010 8:25:42 AM PDT by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: sweetliberty
We're happy to see you...


1,756 posted on 06/19/2010 8:28:15 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

1,757 posted on 06/19/2010 8:35:01 AM PDT by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: sweetliberty

1,758 posted on 06/19/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: derllak; Lakeshark; null and void

I admit that I stole the word from one Lewis Carroll, specifically his work “Jabberwocky”.


1,759 posted on 06/19/2010 9:58:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: derllak; null and void

“’Twas breakfast for the slothy gnome who mumbled and gurgled on some brains...”


1,760 posted on 06/19/2010 10:20:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: sweetliberty

Good ot see you sweets, even if it is only for a few minutes.

Grandma to a teenager.. YIKES!


1,761 posted on 06/19/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Darksheare; sweetliberty
Grandma to a teenager.. YIKES!

Perhaps better than being a parent to one.

At least teenagers you can give back!

1,762 posted on 06/19/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void; sweetliberty

Well, yes.
But you can’t spoil them anymore by then, but you CAN inspire Bad Ideas™.


1,763 posted on 06/19/2010 10:27:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: sweetliberty

SWEET
LIBERTY'S
BACK!!


1,764 posted on 06/19/2010 10:27:03 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: null and void
*sigh* At least grandkids you can give back.
1,765 posted on 06/19/2010 10:27:36 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: sweetliberty; Darksheare; null and void; derllak
how the h*ll did that happen?

Asking that question gets more common, yes?

Trying to plot an escape route.

Beware of Darks gnomes.......and if he points you to a tunnel....don't go.......

1,766 posted on 06/19/2010 10:28:08 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Darksheare
Tell me about it. My teenager makes his own 'mother of satan' and has been known to run through the mall on fire.

He says that Richard Pryor is right, when you are on fire, people do get the heck out of the way!

1,767 posted on 06/19/2010 10:30:15 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: catpuppy

Say.... aren’t you like 10 feet from Destin Beach?


1,768 posted on 06/19/2010 10:35:51 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 513 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void; catpuppy

It’s a miracle, no more blue hair, it’s all turned dark.......


1,769 posted on 06/19/2010 10:38:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: null and void

Well, yes.
Of course people get out of your way when you’re on fire.
It could be catching you know.


1,770 posted on 06/19/2010 10:54:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Lakeshark; sweetliberty; null and void; derllak

The escape tunnel is perfectly safe!
The lights only flicker occasionally.


1,771 posted on 06/19/2010 10:58:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: sweetliberty

Hi Sweets! Great to see another familiar face!

Still working hard, I see. I honestly don’t know how you do it.

Hard to believe Tyler is a teenager. They grow up way too fast, don’t they?

I hope you can pop in from time to time and let us know how you’re doing. And bring pictures with you, too. :)


1,772 posted on 06/21/2010 11:07:43 AM PDT by derllak
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To: Letitring; catpuppy; Mo1; Lakeshark; sweetliberty; Servant of the 9; grannie9; ...
ummm, ummm, ummmm. Hellsapoppin today! Sho'nuff is!
1,773 posted on 06/22/2010 10:56:15 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: Darlin'

Whassup down there?


1,774 posted on 06/22/2010 10:58:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: sweetliberty

Sweet, :) Girl don’t let yourself get too bogged down in the dreary stuff, gotta be good to yourself, too. :) I hear ya about the escape route, I keep digging up and moving around the coffee cans, stuffing and unstuffing the mattresses.


1,775 posted on 06/22/2010 11:02:24 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: Lakeshark

Hey U :) Just 1 second.... gotta take a danged call.


1,776 posted on 06/22/2010 11:03:47 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: Letitring; catpuppy; Mo1; Lakeshark; sweetliberty; Servant of the 9; grannie9; ...
Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge

A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. Government lawyers told U.S. District Judge Martin Feldmanthat the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April was a “game changer’’ that exposed the risks of offshore oil exploration.

“We need to make sure deepwater drilling is as safe as we thought it was the day before this incident,’’ Brian Collins, a lawyer for the government, told Feldman in a court hearing June 21. “It is crucial to take the time because to fail to do so would be to gamble with the long-term future of this region.’’

More than a dozen Louisiana offshore service and supply companies sued U.S. regulators to lift the ban. State officials claim 20,000 Louisiana jobs are in jeopardy if the deepwater drilling suspension lasts 18 months.

BP Plc, which leased the Deepwater Horizon, has two pipes collecting oil and gas from the ocean floor. They collected 25,830 barrels of oil yesterday, the biggest quantity diverted from the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 spill began, London- based BP said in a statement.

Drilling Companies

Lawyers for the drilling companies told Feldman the moratorium illegally sidesteps a required industry comment period. They also said regulators failed to tell Obama that all active deepwater rigs passed an immediate re-inspection after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank, with only two rigs reporting minor violations and the rest getting approval to continue operations.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asked Feldman on June 20 to lift the ban in 30 days after the judge imposes more stringent safety and oversight procedures. Such rules would incorporate the results of several ongoing drilling safety studies, including that of the presidential commission, Jindal and Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wrote in court papers.

Jindal’s proposed compromise would let 33 deepwater rigs idled by the moratorium return to work within a month after their well-design plans were reapproved. His proposal also requires the rigs’ blowout prevention and other safety equipment to be recertified by a regulator stationed on each platform. Jindal and Caldwell suggested the compromise in a filing made in support of the lawsuit against federal regulators.

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heeheehee. Mr Thin Skinned, Big Shot is having a very bad day. 'bout danged time! Made all the sweeter by two things, first, Judge Feldman is a Reagan appointee. Second, Judge Feldman acted swiftly and decisively, Governor Jindal just asked for this 2 days ago.

Link

1,777 posted on 06/22/2010 11:13:58 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: Darlin'
Dang, gots to go.......

See you another day.

*Waves to fine southern lady*

1,778 posted on 06/22/2010 11:14:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

We’re having a heat wave down here. Are you still at the lake?


1,779 posted on 06/22/2010 11:15:35 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: Lakeshark
Why thank you, sir :)

Prolly just as well, as happens every time big news breaks, FR is so danged slow it is impossible to have an exchange.

1,780 posted on 06/22/2010 11:17:44 AM PDT by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: null and void
aren’t you like 10 feet from Destin Beach?

Nope. I'm about 30 feet from the beach but not that one. It is about 15 miles west.

1,781 posted on 06/26/2010 4:55:07 PM PDT by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: Darlin'

Passed thru Red Stick this week after visiting Nawlins. I waved ...


1,782 posted on 06/26/2010 4:57:28 PM PDT by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: catpuppy
I waved ...

Never waiver, never surender </Galaxy Quest>

1,783 posted on 06/26/2010 8:00:17 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 519 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: derllak
"Hard to believe Tyler is a teenager. They grow up way too fast, don’t they?"

Sure do. I was washing a load of his clothes while he was at my house and I'm thinking "when did this kid get SO big?" This one was taken back in January. Will probably take some new ones this weekend.

.


1,784 posted on 07/07/2010 10:39:45 AM PDT by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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By the way, the latest critters to take up residence at my house are a family of woodchucks. You wouldn't know anything about that would you, Darks? At least they haven't moved INSIDE yet!)
1,785 posted on 07/07/2010 10:47:04 AM PDT by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: sweetliberty; derllak; Lakeshark

Well... *cough* ...uhh... that is..
Umm...
Nice weather we’re having?

We had a woodchuck here that ate cat crunchies.
Unfortunately, we had a bag of bad Purina, and it poisoned chubby chuck.


1,786 posted on 07/07/2010 1:32:31 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: sweetliberty

Awww, woodchucks are cute! Lucky you! :)

Sweets, your family is gorgeous....definitely have your genes!

Thanks for the pic. You’re a born photographer and I’m looking forward to many more. :)


1,787 posted on 07/07/2010 11:39:12 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Darksheare

OK. Last night I was dreaming in Japanese, wouldn’t have been so bad if I actually spoke any Japanese. The subtitles and voice overs helped.

Something about Anime and al qaeda.

Since you are in charge of odd dreams, ‘splain please?


1,788 posted on 07/08/2010 7:44:43 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 530 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Anime AQ eh?
Hmm..
Considering how comical some of their actions have been, and anime is known for exaggerated “chibi” sequences, your subconscious may be telling you that you should write it down.


1,789 posted on 07/08/2010 4:35:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: Darksheare; C210N

Did you catch C210N’s brilliant take on the NASA’s job 1 is making muslims feel good news?

The NEW NASA Slogan:

WE BE HEADING TO SPACE


1,790 posted on 07/13/2010 7:58:02 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 535 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void; C210N

No, I missed it.
:(


1,791 posted on 07/13/2010 8:24:41 AM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: null and void

ComboBreaker!


1,792 posted on 07/16/2010 6:22:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: null and void

Slowly creeping along...


1,793 posted on 07/19/2010 8:17:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: Darksheare; catpuppy

CATPUPPY!!!!

Congratulations! Obama’s gonna vacation in your neck-of-the-woods!


1,794 posted on 07/22/2010 12:14:09 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 544 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void; catpuppy

I think Obama vacationing down that way violates Geneva convention on ‘torture’.


1,795 posted on 07/22/2010 4:20:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: Darksheare

Philosophical question:

If the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Cthulhu met, would they tangle?


1,796 posted on 07/25/2010 10:31:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 547 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Possibly an embarrassing moment of ENtanglement for certain.


1,797 posted on 07/25/2010 12:12:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: null and void

Perhaps this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLFtM4GIRA4


1,798 posted on 07/26/2010 6:01:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: null and void

Last week in a one mile stretch of beach I counted 80 “tar ball engineers” (my term) engaged in searching for the elusive oil by patrolling the beach and being paid for doing what tourists pay about $3,000 per week to do. Working in shifts for 20 minutes of each hour, the two man/woman teams spent their 40 minute breaks beneath canopies erected every 100 yards or so along the beach.

The amount of oil (if any) they discovered would not fill an aspirin bottle, much less the huge but empty trash bags they carried. I am told but cannot verify that they were paid $18-20 per hour.

Several new Kubota tractors pulled wagons loaded with bottled water, more oil seekers or porta-potties back and forth all day from canopy to canopy.

Other areas where the oil was a problem could probably have used these people productively but what I saw was a perfect example of the federal government’s “one size fits all” mentality.


1,799 posted on 08/01/2010 7:30:43 AM PDT by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: Darksheare; catpuppy

Reminiscent of Jan Rodricks’ final report in Childhood’s End.


1,800 posted on 08/01/2010 8:44:05 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 554 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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