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The ESTRANGED is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow. Is It OK? DC FREEPERS? Can you hear me?
07.01.12 | Chickensoup

Posted on 07/01/2012 5:24:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup

The ESTRANGED is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow. Is It OK? DC FREEPERS? Can you hear me?

The kids are going with the estranged, who doesnt have the great judgement in the best of times, to do monument visits in DC.

So aside from the minor detail of it being over 100 degrees, (Good Grief!) how is it in DC? Power in the city? All the little angels being good?

Please tell.


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The ESTRANGED is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow. Is It OK? DC FREEPERS? Can you hear me?

The kids are going with the estranged, who doesnt have the great judgement in the best of times, to do monument visits in DC.

So aside from the minor detail of it being over 100 degrees, (Good Grief!) how is it in DC? Power in the city? All the little angels being good?

Please tell.

Soup

1 posted on 07/01/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

Tell her to stay away from the Green Line! If she stays near the monuments, she should be fine. As you say, though, it will be 450 degrees in the shade.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 5:27:19 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Chickensoup

What is the “ESTRANGED”?


3 posted on 07/01/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Chickensoup

@nytjim: Nearly 48 hours after wicked storms, 1 in 3 households & businesses in DC area are still w/out power. http://t.co/CYngjUbT


4 posted on 07/01/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Chickensoup

I am going to tell her you called her that.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 5:31:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Chickensoup
There is still substantial storm damage and power outages in the area. I have been listening to the Montgomery County scanner. Probably not the best time to go. Services are already under pressure for the clean up and power will be out until next weekend in many places. I wouldn't go there.

Check out Drudge.
6 posted on 07/01/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Chickensoup

Tell her to click this - http://drudgereport.com/


7 posted on 07/01/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords: So we can find a really great article a couple of months from now.)
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To: Chickensoup

Why don’t you offer to go with her and the kids — just for their safety? The kids would enjoy having their parents show them national monuments if you could both set aside your differences for the day and be on your best behavior. (And refrain from commenting on her judgement.)


8 posted on 07/01/2012 5:33:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Chickensoup

DC is great.

Before my divorce was finalized, I would never let my X2B take my kids anywhere.

Nothing good can come of it. It can be neutral, or bad.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 5:34:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: PA Engineer

On the other hand, crowds will probably be smaller than usual.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 5:35:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Chickensoup

Put a saw in their hands and let them help clean up.


11 posted on 07/01/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am going to tell her you called her that.

_________________

Be my guest.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Perseverando

I did.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
When the going gets estranged, the estranged turn pro. See mobile apps for latest on what's happening at DC tourista traps from the National Park Service: National Park Service Apps
14 posted on 07/01/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
As you say, though, it will be 450 degrees in the shade.

By all means, stay away from the shade!

15 posted on 07/01/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by bubbacluck (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: Chickensoup

perhaps estranged is doing a very good parenting gig the other former half can’t or is afraid to do.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Most divorcees usually refer to their Ex as “the kids’ dad” or “the kids’ mom”..... This is one of the strangest Posts I’ve seen here on FR. Is this a slow news day or something?


17 posted on 07/01/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why don’t you offer to go with her and the kids — just for their safety? The kids would enjoy having their parents show them national monuments if you could both set aside your differences for the day and be on your best behavior. (And refrain from commenting on her judgement.)

_____________________________

Uh-uh.

the kids have cell phones.


18 posted on 07/01/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why don’t you offer to go with her and the kids — just for their safety? The kids would enjoy having their parents show them national monuments if you could both set aside your differences for the day and be on your best behavior. (And refrain from commenting on her judgement.)

_____________________________

Uh-uh.

the kids have cell phones.


19 posted on 07/01/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

Lib version: No guns = no crime.

OUR version: No guns - target rich environment.


20 posted on 07/01/2012 5:44:40 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Jim Noble

DC is great.

Before my divorce was finalized, I would never let my X2B take my kids anywhere.

Nothing good can come of it. It can be neutral, or bad.
________________________

They are in their teens. The ESTRANGED has been ESTRANGED for over 12 years.


21 posted on 07/01/2012 5:45:54 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

What can you do about it?


22 posted on 07/01/2012 5:45:54 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: PapaNew
What is the “ESTRANGED”?

Future ex-wife.

23 posted on 07/01/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Chickensoup

Don’t go ... power is out temps high.


24 posted on 07/01/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Chickensoup
I live in Northern Va and we got our power back in about 20 hours. DC is still messed up and it will take a week before they get all the power back on up there.

I would be hesitant about touring there any time soon.

25 posted on 07/01/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: PAR35

On the other hand, crowds will probably be smaller than usual.

___________________________

Bring your own chainsaw and generator?


26 posted on 07/01/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: AppyPappy

What can you do about it?

______________________—

Nada. We get the parents we are given. The kids are older and I have little say. I have questioned.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: lightman

Lib version: No guns = no crime.

OUR version: No guns - target rich environment.
___________________________

Agreed


28 posted on 07/01/2012 5:50:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: lightman
The [future ex-wife] is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow

What does that mean?

29 posted on 07/01/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: lightman

Future ex-wife.

____________________

Interesting how it is assumed that “poor judgement” meant “wife.” Lol


30 posted on 07/01/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

That was a Groucho Marx line.

“Future ex-spouse” sounds too PC for FReep.


31 posted on 07/01/2012 5:55:09 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Chickensoup

Violent storms can pop up very fast this week. If they’re out on the mall, that would be my concern. But, I’m an old man. They are young and could probably handle it.


32 posted on 07/01/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: Chickensoup

If it is the estranged’s visitation time it doesn’t much matter what else is going on or what will happen. the courts don’t care until after something bad happens.


33 posted on 07/01/2012 5:57:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: PapaNew

The [future ex-wife] is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow
What does that mean?

________________________________

The (Other Parent of the Children whom I am not Divorced from) is Taking the Kids to DC Tomorrow
(for a tour of the sites)


34 posted on 07/01/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: lightman

I didnt recognize the line. Got it now.


35 posted on 07/01/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: no dems

I suspect we’ll be treated to a breaking news story about Mr. Chickensoup and his “estranged” one of these fine days.


36 posted on 07/01/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

But, I’m an old man. They are young and could probably handle it.

_____________________

We will see. Doesnt sound like a good idea to me. I am old too, at least I feel old sometimes.


37 posted on 07/01/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

Nearly 600K homes are still without power in the DC Metro area. Everything that depends on electrical power is affected. The outages are spotty.

I live in Woodbridge, VA about 25 miles south of DC. We were on the southern margin of the storm Friday night and didn’t catch what Maryland, DC, and most of Northern VA caught. Except for a couple of flickers, power in our neighborhood never failed. Two miles from here, the gas stations are in “pay first inside mode”; all the card readers in the pumps are down because the link to the service provider is out. Yet Wegmans (2.5 miles from here) is operating normally.

Since ESTRANGED is probably a little hard to talk to in general terms, ask for his/her specific plans (i.e., how much cash are they planning to take) to deal with all the instances where electrical power is involved: buying tickets in the Metro, ATMs, gas station pumps, restaurants, shopping, etc. Also be aware that because they are free, open, and COOL, all the museums on the mall are going to be more packed than normal for the summertime (which is bad anyway). It may be a long, difficult, miserably hot day.

If the schedule permits, waiting a few days for the DC visit will see a big improvement in the experience. The various utility companies are estimating power back in most areas towards the end of the week. It is also supposed to be relatively cooler (low 90s) towards the end of the week.

Right now, there are state declarations of emergency being issued, bags of ice are being distributed, and cooling centers have been opened. Not exactly optimal for sightseeing.


38 posted on 07/01/2012 6:03:40 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: PowderMonkey

When the going gets estranged, the estranged turn pro.

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If I wore t-shirts that would be mine.


39 posted on 07/01/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

The fact that you posted this on FR indoicates to me that the ESTRANGED has made the right choice and is no longer with you. So, it would be best if you stayed out of her life as much as possible.


40 posted on 07/01/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Chickensoup

The fact that you posted this on FR indicates to me that the ESTRANGED has made the right choice and is no longer with you. So, it would be best if you stayed out of her life as much as possible.


41 posted on 07/01/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Chickensoup

Dude! After 12 years maybe its time to break the cord with the estranged and get deevorced. After all this time she probably calls you “Gum on the Bottom of My shoe”


42 posted on 07/01/2012 6:07:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Chickensoup

What are you talking about?


43 posted on 07/01/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Nifster

If it is the estranged’s visitation time it doesn’t much matter what else is going on or what will happen. the courts don’t care until after something bad happens.

___________________

No one knows that better than me. You get the parents you have.

I told the kids to call if need be and I would get them tickets out.


44 posted on 07/01/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: PowderMonkey
When the going gets estranged, the estranged turn pro.

HA!

45 posted on 07/01/2012 6:11:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I suspect we’ll be treated to a breaking news story about Mr. Chickensoup and his “estranged” one of these fine days.

____________________________________

Criminal story? Never. Soup is detached.

ESTRANGED? Well the accent is on the second and third syllables.


46 posted on 07/01/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Jim Noble
I would never let my X2B take my kids anywhere.

Are you a Muslim or just an insecure controlling husband?

47 posted on 07/01/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Captain Rhino

Thanks for the report, appreciate it. Will see if ESTRANGED goal-oriented compulsive behavior can be modified.

I will make suggestions.


48 posted on 07/01/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: stockpirate

The fact that you posted this on FR indicates to me that the ESTRANGED has made the right choice and is no longer with you. So, it would be best if you stayed out of her life as much as possible.

___________________________

Years ago before my father died, he was with a new doctor, an onocologist, and my brother for a first appointment. The doc turned to my father and said, Mr. Chickensoupdad, I see you live with your son.

My father looked into the doc’s eyes and said, Get this straight, my son lives with ME!

_________________

I made the right choice of removing the ESTRANGED from my young children’s lives. Judgement was very poor and there was risk for them.

I work very hard to build a wall around the ESTRANGED.


49 posted on 07/01/2012 6:25:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Dude! After 12 years maybe its time to break the cord with the estranged and get deevorced. After all this time she probably calls you “Gum on the Bottom of My shoe”

___________________________________

Are you talking about the “anchor around my neck?”


50 posted on 07/01/2012 6:27:51 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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