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  • Gravis Poll: Indiana Trump 44 Cruz 27 Kasich 9

    05/02/2016 9:16:44 AM PDT · 50 of 94
    Fishtalk to commish

    I hope you’re right.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 2:27:11 PM PDT · 234 of 238
    Fishtalk to MS.BEHAVIN

    https://aschooloffishblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/the-national-scene-the-sunday-political-talk-show-report-on-5116/
    Yes we need political wisdom from Caitlyn Jenner. And we got Ted Cruz all the time today. Click in and learn why THIS Cruz supporter changed her mind the day of the election.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 1:02:16 PM PDT · 229 of 238
    Fishtalk to sargon

    Hiya Sargon.

    Man, if Trump takes Indiana I shall dance and sing.

    Cause all day Cruz has been on the TV telling us he’s going to win Indiana, that it’s bad if he doesn’t.

    And all the polls I see show Trump winning Indiana big time.

    Heh....and that thing about the basketball ring didn’t help.

    Y’all do know my beloved deceased husband was from Indiana?

    He loved it there.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 9:19:00 AM PDT · 200 of 238
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Oh AB I am not going to fight with you again over the voles versus moles.

    We been on this thread so many years we are arguing the same arguments!

    But you are right....I have VOLES and MOLES!

    All living happily together, eating my shit, making me mad.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 9:17:27 AM PDT · 198 of 238
    Fishtalk to Safetgiver

    Please......that was the funniest post of this thread.

    And I love the cat’s name!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 9:16:22 AM PDT · 197 of 238
    Fishtalk to onyx

    Heh. Wow....I am impressed at myself.

    So this makes me, now that it’s kind of later in the thread, share a personal reminisce.

    For this coming Tuesday night I shall be practicing to be a Cantor.

    A Cantor, in the Catholic church, is someone who stands at the altar and leads the congregation. I AM in the church choir and have been at this church for 11 years now and than some.

    I was just full of myself when I agreed to do it, at the behest and urging or our NEW Music Ministry director, best friend of Rev. Thomas Flowers and....heh.

    The story of the choir director....well I’ve mentioned it a couple of times on this thread but I shall not bore again. But he’s gone and it’s one of the stranger stories on the planet.

    It’s about me, a widow woman being forced to tear down my fence and pay the New Jersey jerks five grand for their legal fees. It’s my mentally ill daughter managing to get an undeserved restraining order against me and no I don’t necessarily blame her. I blame the system that her manipulate it. You can believe EVERY Delaware elected official had me at my most charming and folks, I can be charming as hell when I want to.

    But like me and Tom Petty say....I WON’T BACK DOWN.

    Anyway....heh....I’m thinking....SURE I’ll get up there in front of the church, in front of 400 or 500 people, and sing the responsoral, lead all the hymns.....oh please.

    WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?? I have never sung a solo, ANYWHERE....not even Karaoke.

    Well I asked myself what the hell was I thinking when I signed up to go to the Republican thing? I asked myself what the hell was I thinking when I designed business cards and handed them out....calling myself a “social media maven.”?

    Yet I am moving forward, am mostly happy, and there was a fellow or two showing me an eyeball last night. Who knows, someday I might even meet a man that ain’t a priest.

    Anyway, thanks Onyx......it’s a true story and the truth is always purty.

    Yeah, I’m going to do my Cantor thing. Our new Choir Director is my Facebook friend, loves my writing and “likes” every political post I put up....even that bit about Kasich being on fire and my refusal to pee upon him.

    God has a plan for me, folks.

    Because weird stuff keeps happening to me.

    But carry on.......

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 8:50:33 AM PDT · 183 of 238
    Fishtalk to Safetgiver
    Wanna borrow my cat?

    Indeed cats ARE the best mole hunters, an animal specifically genetically designed to go after moles.

    If you ever played the hand under the blanket with the cat....well that's playing at catching a mole for a feline.

    Problem is my cats are indoor cats. But they'd desperately love to go and hunt moles. Indeed in our other house in Merryland the cats would get out and always bring us back a mole.

    I shall consider such natural enemies to the mole as it was my deceased husband who insisted on keeping cats indoors.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 8:46:20 AM PDT · 179 of 238
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    Funny you should mention about the dachshunds. For one thing, I once had a dschhund and, indeed, he did dig up the moles, one time getting a live one and running around the yard like the hero he thought he was, the mole hanging from his mouth by his tail, screeching and screaming like....well like a dachshund had it hanging by its tail.

    BUT....I got an American bull dog....don’t know much about this dog, but I kind of think she’s a mole hunter. These dogs are known to be helpful finding mushrooms and such.

    So why not moles?

    We shall see.

    Just watched Lindsay Graham telling us to vote for Ted Cruz, lecturing us.

    And how about Boehner calling Cruz Lucifer?

    Which is one of my favorite new shows by the way, the character of Lucifer played by what has to be the handsomest man on the planet.

    Heh.....hell with Lindsay and Boehner hating Cruz so much, makes me rethink my vote, or NOTvote, for the guy.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · 154 of 238
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    Good one. Especially the Moslems.

    Moles have killed my azaleas, my rose bushes....ladidah.

    Every year I spend hundreds trying to kill moles.

    The laugh at me and chew on.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 8:04:17 AM PDT · 151 of 238
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    I like it!

    Seems the Mexicans don’t like moles either.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 7:37:18 AM PDT · 136 of 238
    Fishtalk to MountainDad

    I got these Ecuadorans doing my landscaping.

    I had to imitate a mole that they knew to kill every damn one of them.

    A mole is God’s only mistake.

    The Mexicans shook heads affirmative per my mole imitation, which involved me using buck teeth, closing eyes to blind myself, a chewing on bugs.

    Heh.

    I told them to kill them all.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 7:35:13 AM PDT · 134 of 238
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Ted Crus is, indeed, on many of the Sunday talk shows and the hosts are trying to trap him, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

    Chuck Todd tried desperately to admit he’d support Trump should Trump get the nomination.

    Martha Radditz asked Cruz if he ever laughed on the campaign trail, a kind of sneaky assertion that Cruz has little sense of humor, which, come on, is kind of true.

    But it has nothing to do with the price of eggs in China and they would not ask Hillary such a thing.

    Cruz is handling it all very well this morning, at least as I see it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 6:49:38 AM PDT · 86 of 238
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    I’m thinking maybe Nebraska wasn’t a good choice for my narrative.

    Though I wanted to pick a very red state that the Delaware northern elite would hate as much as they hate Sussex county.

    Heh.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 6:48:17 AM PDT · 85 of 238
    Fishtalk to MountainDad

    I am sorry Mountain Dad. I just picked a state that our northern liberal Republican elite would consider a backwoods.

    But they think Sussex county is filled with pitch and tar and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, they did have the state convention IN SUSSEX COUNTY!

    Indeed, in real cool Dewey Beach and yours truly had to park three miles a way but I did it and walked with my left leg only getting 50% of the blood it needs though the doc told me...”Hey if you can live with it, we’ll not have to operate.”

    So I dance and I walk and yeah, I can do this.

    Which is why I was able to attend as they usually have the thing up in Wilmington and did you know that Wilmington is now referred to as “Murder Town”.

    I’d move to Nebraska in a minute should such a thing ever be needed.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 6:14:33 AM PDT · 52 of 238
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Also, I did vote this past week. This primary was the national and was only for President.

    Up until the moment I stepped into that voting booth I’d been planning to vote for Ted Cruz. I been a Cruz supporter right from the start but like so many, my eye cast to Donald Trump and what the hell was that all about.

    Yeah, I kind of liked Trump. I know they call us dumbbells and let me tell you the anti-Trump people remind of the anti-ChristineODonnell people. Vicious nuts with their nemesis living rent free in their minds. I guess I liked Trump because I DO think he can do the art of the deal and also, I love his political incorrectness.

    But I felt there was no reason to change my vote from Cruz as he’s done nothing to upset me and I have not heard him tell one lie no matter what Trump calls him.

    Cruz....what ever the hell he was thinking, teamed up last week, even though he now tries to deny it, with Kasich.

    I cannot stand Kasich, a nothing-burger who no more should be up where he’s at more than Rubio, Carson....any of the others almost. If Kasich were on fire I would not pee on him.

    What the hell Cruz was thinking with this alliance...”You take Oregon, I’ll take Indiana”. STUPID STUPID STUPID.

    So came the time to push the button I pushed it for Donald Trump.

    Do not argue with me. If Cruz still pulls off the nomination I shall be fine with this and, indeed, I do like Carly.

    But that was the dumbest damn thing a candidate ever did and I’m not convinced I am the only voter who at the last minute changed their mind.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 May 2016

    05/01/2016 5:38:34 AM PDT · 34 of 238
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good morning AB, All.

    We begin by thanking AB for doing this thread, on to Bray for a contribution of weekly thoughtful wisdom, on to yon commenters who provide valuable feedback.

    I went to the Delaware state Republican convention this past Friday for the dinner and Saturday as a delegate.

    Heh.

    Well yeah I got personal stuff going on but I shall surprise you all by beginning with a blurb about applicable politics.

    We’ll not mention the leaking hot water heater and the toilet that won’t flush. Or the fact that I got them fixed, liberated and fashion-forward woman that I am. Or that I saw my plumber at the state convention.

    Heh.

    I am going to be writing all week about this experience, folks, on my Blog, because I learned so very much. So very, very much.

    On Friday I attended the dinner but there was a cocktail hour before hand. Indeed I went by myself, again, liberated woman that I am. There was only one male type of person that paid me any attention. He was the guy who came to join me in a drink at one of those cool stand up tables. We talked and turns out he goes to my church. After a bit I excused myself to mingle. He told me he only came over because he needed a place to set down his plate of food.

    Heh.

    The speaker was a Benghazi survivor and I was riveted. What a story, people. Turns out that the ONLY people who came to rescue those still living on that roof top was….guess? THE LIBYANS!

    Not a Swede, a German, a Norwegian….much less an American anywhere in sight.

    Shameful tale of our country folks.

    On Saturday we had the meeting and what a big mess.

    Bear in mind that Delaware is an interesting state, however small we may be, in that is was OUR state that began the revolution against the establishment with our infamous Christine O’Donnell versus Mike Castle primary.

    We no longer nominate candidates before the primary here in Delaware like the elite did with Mike Castle but we voted in Christine O’Donnell anyway, flipping them the bird….assholes.

    What we do now is “endorse” candidates at the state convention and I still do not know why the hell we do this with the primary in September but I got some thoughts on the matter.

    Also, our state chair, Charlie Copeland, I am told by reliable sources, is Mike Castle’s lover…..I am not making this up and cannot put this on my Blog post but I shall share the down and dirty with my fellow Freepers.

    The way the state “endorses” candidates led to crazy results, some complaints….all this amidst calm calls for “unity”.

    Heh.

    Sussex county is the pit of hell as the northern Delaware elite see it, filled with Neanderthals that should be sent to Nebraska or some other place of hell on earth.

    BUT…..heh, we got them beat in every category….93 from Sussex county, next up was 60 from Kent county and then they didn’t have enough delegates in attendance.

    Anyway, I will stop now as I know it is mostly of local interest but I must add, for my ego, that almost everyone in that convention knew me, some even gasped in awe not that I deserve this.

    Because I weekly do an analysis of the Delaware state legislature and guys, I make things happen.

    I’ll end with one such example.

    The Delaware legislature passed some kind of resolution to make giving student loans easier. Forget the verbiage they used but it annoyed me all to hell.

    I wrote about my nephew, a nice young man, now in his 30’s, who took advantage of student loans and got himself a bunch of bucks when he was back in college, over a hundred thousand dollars in fact. He went to a college in Spain for whatever reason, he merrily signed the loan papers.

    Now he is waiting tables and has lost his driver’s license due to unpaid student loans.

    So I wrote on my Blog that the Delaware legislature shouldn’t be encouraging student loans as those young people don’t quite see the future requiring a payback.

    HB349!!!!!

    This week, put up for vote…..all students receiving student loans must attend a financial counseling course.

    Or something.

    I’m not sure of the phrasing but hey, those guys listen to me, and they want me to write nice things about them.

    Ahhhhhh, my point being that citizens can more of an impact than I think they’ll ever know.

    I will be here all day, yon readers, keep me apprised with fine and wise commentary.

  • More Americans Oppose Men Using Women's Bathrooms, Reuters Polling Finds

    04/25/2016 6:19:29 PM PDT · 74 of 96
    Fishtalk to Fred Hayek

    Target actually uses unicorns and rainbows in their commercials.

    I am not making this up.

    Speaks volumes.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 1:54:23 PM PDT · 166 of 185
    Fishtalk to All

    Well below the dashed line is what I am supposed to do next Saturday.

    What I don’t understand is who am I supposed to vote for?

    Or maybe I don’t vote? I don’t know.

    RDC’s are “Representative District Chair”. I have no RDC as I am not a member of the executive board of the Sussex GOP. I am just a Blogger.

    But anybody can be a delegate, just go to be registered Republican.


    CONVENTION NOTES FOR DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES

    Please plan to arrive no later than 8:15 if you are attending the Prayer Breakfast am to allow adequate time for check-in. If you are not attending the breakfast, please plan to arrive no later than 9:30.

    Check in with your RDC immediately upon arrival, as they are responsible for reporting complete attendance as early as possible. Please note: Only RDCs are to approach the officer table. We are delighted to see you, but we need to do everything possible to maintain an orderly flow, as time is very limited!

    Direct any questions to your RDC so as not to slow registration or counting at the officer table. If your RDC is unable to help you, they will ask the Chair or Secretary themselves.

    Alternates - please remain alert to the registration proceedings from your seat on the floor, as you may be approached by your RDC or an RDC from another district to be assigned a delegate position. When this happens, please accompany the RDC to the line at the officer table, where you will be given your delegate badge. Please note that this is the only time any delegate or alternate should approach the officer table. It is most important that we keep this area as clear as possible in order to minimize confusion and maximize efficiency. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Enjoy, and thanks for your participation!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 12:38:32 PM PDT · 162 of 185
    Fishtalk to All

    Bernie Sanders warned to cut the anti-Hillary rhetoric, a surprise pundit turns up from my past, and that bathroom bill, let’s discuss.

    https://aschooloffishblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/the-national-scene-the-sunday-political-talk-show-report-on-42416/

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 11:42:40 AM PDT · 150 of 185
    Fishtalk to seenenuf
    Re your hate of Target,I thought you’d enjoy my mission to the San Clemente Target store. I was all prepared to speak to the manager and ask what kind of advice, re the restroom issue he was getting from corporate. Then I spied the restrooms - the have three. One is labeled ‘unisex’. Then I went on to enjoy a clean store full of useful household items. You ought to get out more,, you’d sound happier.

    You get paid by Target to write this sort of nonsense?

    First, a Unisex bathroom? I have my doubts. Second, now I laugh. My goodness dear Lord you got to enjoy a store full of useful household items! Wow, that's something very rare nowadays.

    I don't "hate" Target but you go on loving. I resent it's interference in that which is not their purview; their intrusion into my life.

    So hey, I won't ever shop there....ever. Not even for that dream of a store full of useful household items. Heh

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 7:56:21 AM PDT · 102 of 185
    Fishtalk to All
    Sorry to bother you kind folks again but I got to share this. Since I already, thank God, upthread, told my story about daughter and dog. So below, in bold, is HER side of the story on GoFundMe. Note she never mentions locking dog in house or that she does NOT have custody of her daughter. And note all those PFA's she's got, just so y'all don't think I'm lying about this nutjob. And all the neighbors know she's nuts...go on.

    I have asked for help. I've begged for help. I am being tortured by my mother and ex-husband, and half sister who is sleeping with the ex-husband. My daughter is in the middle of all this. I know I am an "adult" but my daughter is even more powerless in this "Jerry springer" type life that these nuts insist on. I may be an "adult" by age standards, but if nothing else, I am a "vulnerable adult"I am a "vulnerable adult" being on disability. I am trying to take my life and power back but they don't want me to. I want to leave this house and stay over. I promise to with very hard in doing that but right now I have very little. Please help me, and thus helping my daughter. I do NOT want my mother to visit our have contact with her. She is sick. Please try to figure out if you can help me in any way. I swear that I will work very hard.

    I have stood on the corner of my road after my mom BIT me, with a sign that said the police said it was OK. Now, she allows my ex to break my window in my house. I AM NOT safe here. The system let's me down. I will go back to that corner and tell everyone the TRUTH. it isn't pretty. But it is mine.

    There is an ACTIVE PFA against my mother and my husband did have one but it EXPIRED. again, troop 4 in Georgetown says it's OK that she can destroy her (mine and hers) house (I LIVE HERE), FROM THE COMFORT OF HER LIVING ROOM! NO she doesn't have to fix it.

    Heh. Really, she thinks the cops should make me fix that window. Folks we got a country full of people like this....sad. THIS is exactly why she got a PFA against me. Do you know how much sympathy you get when you had to get a restraining order against your mother? Note she had THREE on her husband and that sister? She almost got one on her cause she LOVES PFA's (protection from abuse).

    And the gubmint lets it go on....from PFA's to hospital stays that now total in the millions. I am NOT making this up and yes Dateline is on it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 7:25:29 AM PDT · 72 of 185
    Fishtalk to TTFlyer
    And the “gays”...not queer child-molester agenda.”

    The next objective after the transgender bathroom “issue” will be the mainstreaming of Polygamy followed by the “normalization” of NAMBLA.

    You are exactly right. We are having our feet peed upon while being told it's raining. This whole bathroom thing, and getting the nothing-burger Bruce Springsteen and the nothing-burger five and dime Target, and many other nothing-burgers....is all about legalizing perversion.

    They don't care if George can't put on a skirt and pee in a woman's bathroom for his sensibilities of being born a woman in a man's body.

    They want George to be able to put on a skirt and pee next to my granddaughter that the pervert might sneak some peaks at her young body. When this sort of thing happens, Americans will finally rise up and revolt.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 6:30:15 AM PDT · 47 of 185
    Fishtalk to All

    Watching Meet the Press and discover that former Loot-Gov of Merryland, Michael Steele, is a pundit for MSNBC!

    Go on....once he pretended to be a conservative.

    And I apologize in advance to the perverts who dress up like women who want to allow THAT to be the determining factor for which bathroom they use.

    It’s perverted and stop telling me it’s not.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 6:05:36 AM PDT · 30 of 185
    Fishtalk to bray

    So my niece, a loverly, loverly girl who I love dearly, sends me a message.

    “Trump is coming to Steven Decatur high school!”

    Now I am the political junkee in my family but my nieces know this. On a whim I responded “Do you want to go?”

    She writes me back, to my complete surprise...”I’D LOVE TO GO!”

    Go to hell, I didn’t even know the child liked Trump.

    Well SHE went to the Trump rally because I have issues walking and standing around due to clogged leg arteries. But she sent me updates from the rally, some pics.....wow, I was so impressed because she actually went to a political rally. Understand my niece is 50 years old, not a child, but she’ll always be a special one to me, who practically raised her.

    THEN Trump goes to Harrington Delaware, site of the state fair. Again I am invited to go but again, I get pics and updates and watched it on local TV.

    So no I didn’t, literally, go to any Trump rallies, come on guys, I am a Cruz voter.

    Well maybe not. Frankly I have not made up my mind. Although if Trump wins that primary Tuesday I shall vote for him the following Saturday because I am told that’s what I shall do.

    And y’all think I can flirt my way to the national convention in Cleveland?

    HEh.

    I can’t believe this...me, former women’s libber, actually willing to bat my eyes for a ticket but we shall see. I know all about the local Trump rallies however as I was there.....not physically but while it was going on.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 5:57:51 AM PDT · 26 of 185
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Soon the Sunday talk shows will start so allow me to do my rant on Target.

    It’s obvious me, and to people with brains, that this bathroom thing is supported by the Hollywood Gay crowd, come on, nobody out here is begging for the right to pee in the wrong bathroom.

    The goal is to make perverts the objects of “discrimination” because like the Munchausen nuts amongst us, we live in a society that is free with sympathy because we are a good people. And people like my daughter take advantage of that. Her and the transgender perverts, come on people, if I walk into a public bathroom marked for females and some pervert is in there with testicles and wearing a skirt, I’m going to make a scene.

    For sure I’d freak out if my granddaughter were to encounter such a thing.

    So now e got Target, heh, out championing the cause of the perverts and here’s what I notice.

    Target, for God’s sake, what the hell do they sell? They are nothing but a big five and ten cent store as we used to call it in our day.

    You ever see their commercials? They actually have unicorns and rainbows on some of them.

    As for their “products”....they show colorful plates and tablecloths....feel-good stuff that makes the viewer feel that the “cool” people shop at Target.

    I think Target is probably owned by a bunch of perverts and I’m sure that this store gets something from the government....tax breaks....I don’t know. But the store is a big zero-burger, not that I’ll ever shop there, EVER.

    The perverts want to take over the country, with the help of some big retailers.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 5:46:26 AM PDT · 19 of 185
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    I hear rumblings that there’s going to be some shenanigans at the Republican state convention here in Delaware this coming weekend.

    Which yours truly is attending, both the Friday night dinner with the writer of the Benghazi movie the guest speaker.

    Saturday I will be attending the voting things. I am told I am to vote for whoever wins in the primary, which is this coming Tuesday.

    What’s weird, shouldn’t I know what to do? Shouldn’t someone be instructing me? I only know this because my BFF is the Secretary of the Sussex GOP. But she’s following the instructions from the state GOP, a state Republican party dominated by the former solitary state Rep in America’s House, Mike Castle, AND his boyfriend....you read that right.

    Also we will be voting for the state delegates to send to the national convention and I am going to lobby for this.

    What?

    First, I am a fairly well-known Blogger and I know everyone going to this convention, especially the elected people.

    Second....hey, I can be pretty.

    Heh.

    I’ve always been a female who didn’t want to be judged by her looks but that was a long time ago.

    I got my hair highlighted, lost about ten pounds, wowed them with my outfit at mass yesterday....I am a bit of a fashion diva....and men? They’re like a bus. You miss one, another one comes right along.

    So I’m going to flirt and look my best and I’m thinking I can get voted to that national convention.

    For this time, you may judge me by my looks.

    Heh.

    I will keep my amazing brain a secret.

    Insert wink here.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 April 2016

    04/24/2016 5:33:42 AM PDT · 16 of 185
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All

    Let us commence by thanking AB for doing this thread so reliably every Sunday, rain, shine or holiday.

    Let us move on to bow to Bray, the thread Wise Man who sums up the problems of the day in exacting prose.

    Finally we thank the commenters who flesh out the thread with commentary and notes on….eh….the Sunday political talk shows, of course.

    This week, let us pay homage to FreeRepublic, a site that we all use and should throw a couple of bucks into the pot.

    Unless you’d rather see endless advertising to drive you nuts.

    Yes, we have a story today and it’s a doozy.

    Again, we fill in the background. As many of you know who read this thread, and my Facebook and maybe my Blog, my daughter has a mental disorder called Munchausen syndrome, a strange addiction to hospitals and all things medical. You might have watched a recent CBS show on a woman with Munchausen by proxy, the same addiction to medical sympathy but this version involves harming a child. The CBS story had a woman, horrible person (Munchausen people are NOT nice people, sorry it’s my daughter but she’s an awful person, more on this later) who killed her son by filling his feeding tube with salt. Killed the kid right in the hospital because did I mention? Munchausen people can fool the bray from a donkey, the neigh from the horse, the sympathy from our kind selves…..no problem.

    Last year she spent THREE MONTHS in the loony bin (she loves the loony bin, easy to pretend mental illness), lost custody of her daughter and, this is awful, she left her two dogs alone in that house to suffer with fleas, no escape, one dog lost 40 pounds, and the house was covered with dog poop.

    I took video and pictures, maybe later I’ll put up a link. My son-in-law came down and got the dogs, he nursed the one back to health. The other he gave back to my daughter because the guy still loves her though he kind of knows she’s totally gone.

    Anyway, daughter gave away that dog because daughter doesn’t want dog, mother, husband or child. She wants that hospital, she loves the hospital, dear Lord she wants to go into that hospital.

    So son-in-law gives dog-Cookie-back to daughter because he thinks this might keep her out of the hospital.

    Last week son-in-law calls “Is Melissa home?”

    Daughter lives across the street from me as, silly me, I bought her a house but she could care less. The house ain’t the hospital and so it’s worthless to her. I told son-in-law I haven’t seen her.

    “I think she left Cookie alone in the house and she’s in the hospital AGAIN.”

    My son-in-law, he’ll never learn.

    At some point me and my friend Diane Feinstein went over to the house and checked and sure enough SHE LEFT THAT DOG ALL ALONE IN THAT HOUSE AGAIN!!!!

    Son-in-law, raising my granddaughter by himself in Baltimore, comes down here to Delaware. I thought I had a key to the house but he tried and it did not work.

    We had to break into the house and sure enough, though she’d been in the hospital for at least a week prior, that dog was left alone. We got the dog and son-in-law is taking care of the dog.

    So daughter comes home from the hospital and guess what she does? She calls the police!!!!

    Now that house is in my name, please understand. And I gave son-in-law permission to break the back door and get the dog. I would not allow that dog (which is the mother of one of my dogs, btw) to suffer like she did the last time….almost three weeks left trapped in a house, eaten alive by fleas, half dead. At that time I thought she had people coming to take care of the dog but that was a lie.

    The police comes, she says she is now unsafe with a broken window and this is going to blow your mind.

    THE POLICE COME OVER TO MY HOUSE AND DEMAND THAT I FIX THAT WINDOW!!!!

    Now of course I explain that she left the dog alone, we had to rescue the dog, that the house was in my name….and I asked him again just why he was here dealing with the matter of a private house and what right did he have to demand that I fix a window on MY house?

    “You are the one who told your son-in-law to break the window so you should fix it.”

    Yep. That cop said that to me.

    Now understand that since then I have contacted the Delaware animal control people, my state representative and a couple of police.

    Because Melissa can get any public agent do her bidding, she cries, she sobs, she’s got big boobs.

    I only recount this story as an example of how, unwittingly perhaps, the bureaucrats and public servants HELP MELISSA WITH HER NONSENSE!

    If that cop broke a window on a car to rescue a dog trapped inside, would he be expected to fix that window? We had no idea if that dog had food or water (there was a bag of food thrown on the floor and some bowls of water around) and further, WE HAD NO IDEA IF SHE WAS DEAD INSIDE!

    Cause when you go to the loony bin they won’t tell your name or verify if a patient. We had no idea where Melissa was, much less the dog.

    The cop went away, of course, cause he was totally in the wrong. I got the Animal Control people to come out and cite Melissa for leaving dog alone and she was warned if she does it again she will be charged with a crime. Had to threaten to write a Blog post but hey, no way does that dog deserve to be treated that way.

    Anyway, got some thoughts on Target and yours truly is now a Cantor, leading the entire mass in song….the new Choir Director begged me.

    Heh.

    And this Friday I am a delegate at the Delaware convention and Trump has been to Merryland and Delaware last week and I was at it all!

  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies:INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ 3pm EDT & BERLIN, MD & 7pm EDT

    04/20/2016 8:38:40 AM PDT · 147 of 717
    Fishtalk to nikos1121

    One of them is Stephen DeCateur high school, I know I probably spelled that wrong.

    About half an hour from me right over the Maryland line.

    We don’t live in Delaware or Merryland here on the eastern shore....

    ...WE LIVE IN DELMARVA!

  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies:INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ 3pm EDT & BERLIN, MD & 7pm EDT

    04/20/2016 7:53:44 AM PDT · 126 of 717
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative; All

    I am okay with Cruz first but The Donald is fine with me.

    However....ahem.....TRUMP IS ALSO COMING TO DELAWARE!!!

    I am going with niece, will get pics and yes.....I am tilting to Trump because.....well Cruz seems to be dying, don’t he?

    Don’t no Cruz people get mad at me.

  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies:INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ 3pm EDT & BERLIN, MD & 7pm EDT

    04/20/2016 4:31:19 AM PDT · 34 of 717
    Fishtalk to nikos1121

    YAYHAY!

    Berlin Merryland, right down the street from me!

    Niece got tickets!

    I AM PSYCHED!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 1:15:43 PM PDT · 166 of 178
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Okay, glad you updated what I revealed.

    First, heh, I am NOT a super-delegate. I am not even a Delegate-at-large which is what my BFF Linda, secretary of the Republican party, said I might be. When she heard I was telling people I was a super delegate she told me to shut up, Delaware doesn’t even have such a thing.

    The primary is next Tuesday a week. I THINK the delegates vote for who won in the primary and this is cool.

    I am going WITHOUT a date to the dinner but damn I hate this. Somewhere out there is a man who needs me and who is NOT a priest.

    But I’m going to do it cause I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan.

    Although they are talking about inviting Father Flowers to speak, please don’t let that happen.

    Thank you very much and well, I excited.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 1:09:42 PM PDT · 163 of 178
    Fishtalk to All

    Hillary gets caught with deer in headlights looks. Movie star guest sets us all straight. And my surprise job two weeks from now.

    https://aschooloffishblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/the-national-scene-the-sunday-political-talk-show-report-on-41716/

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 1:02:21 PM PDT · 159 of 178
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Did I tell y’all that I will be a delegate at the Republican convention week after next?

    I don’t have a clue what to do and right there is part of the problem. Even the damn delegates are confused!

    I will keep you guys posted.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 6:32:43 AM PDT · 67 of 178
    Fishtalk to Kahuna

    Allow me to clarify....IF Beelow is here illegally or overstayed his visa....YES...arrest him and send him back.

    My issue is that I think he was born here but I don’t know.

    He put a business card in my mailbox, he’s been reliably doing my lawn for a year now, he hasn’t robbed me.

    Get a grip people, I’m just getting my lawn mowed.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 6:29:09 AM PDT · 65 of 178
    Fishtalk to jpsb

    Dear Lord I suck, I am an asshole.

    Welcome.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 6:10:13 AM PDT · 44 of 178
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Sorry too....AB.

    But I think Beelow was born here.

    I don’t believe yours is the answer but I agree with your sentiment.

    For now, we agree to disagree.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 5:52:48 AM PDT · 32 of 178
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Nor do I AB.

    But he can’t get a driver’s license in Delaware because....well I don’t know why.

    THIS is one of the reasons to make these people legal. You been hearing all the hoo-hah about giving illegals licenses.

    Delaware will likely soon start giving them licenses.

    I am quite sure Beelow would get a license if he could, really. And don’t think I’m saying it should be allowed. NOTHING should be allowed until the public has some say in the matter.

    But how can Beelow work without a license? When he can’t get a license?

    Something wrong with this picture but then we all know that, don’t we?

    For now, guess what...hard as it is to believe, I don’t have the answers. But I know it ain’t going on like things are now.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 5:48:41 AM PDT · 31 of 178
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/patfish/landscape1_zpsyy65yixz.jpg

    Pic is too big to post here but click on and look at what a great job Beelow did.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 5:40:05 AM PDT · 22 of 178
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Right RG.

    All I want is a system, dear Lord that’s all most of us want. And we want INPUT into who we are letting in.

    One of the few things the political elite are in charge of with no input from the public is immigration.

    and look what a great job they’ve done with it.

    Look at Beelow....man the guy works another full time job then struggles to create his own business. Sure he’s an American that should be welcomed.

    So anybody saying I don’t know what I’m talking about , yes I do.

    I know how the elite been handling immigration ain’t worked.

    And they mock us for knowing this.

    Cost me $225. That included four guys, about two and half hours of labor and many yards of mulch.

    That yard looks like a million bucks. Then Beelow had to run off to another job.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 5:26:23 AM PDT · 15 of 178
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    I had the Mexicans out yesterday and got the yard tidied up.

    I been working with this guy....I call him Beelow cause that’s what he says his name is. He drives around in a truck towing big carts and stuff like the landscapers do.

    Don’t tell me I don’t know about illegal immigrants. Beelow is about....maybe thirty years old....tops. Maybe younger. He doesn’t speak English well but he reads it good and hey, I text message him and it works.

    I admire Beelow. He works hard and does a wonderful job. No he’s not cheap but you got to bargain with him.

    But here’s a guy, came to America (really he’s from Ecuador....they all are around here but we call them Mexicans) and is building a very good business for himself. When I first met him he only had a lawn mower. When he pulled in yesterday his truck and all the tow stuff filled my driveway!

    He does not have a driver’s license....dear Lord...what a mess this country’s immigration system is. In Beelow I see it very clear.

    I mention the Beelow story as it is quite germane to this election. What is Beelow’s story? Did he come here with his parents?

    I, for one, would vote to keep Beelow here. In fact, I’d keep Beelow and send my daughter back to Ecuador.

    I don’t have all the answers but I’ve been exposed to the problems quite well thank you.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 April 2016

    04/17/2016 4:58:16 AM PDT · 13 of 178
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good morning AB, All

    As always, thank you AB for reliably putting up this thread every Sunday including all holidays, God bless.

    Thank you yon commenters for your input that gives me breadth to my opinions. Thank you Bray for you serious and thoughtful essays.

    But of course this week I have some big drama but know now that I DO NOT WANT MORE DRAMA. Two items this week, one kind of bittersweet funny, one perfectly horrible.

    Y’all might know about my Munchausen afflicted daughter, who puts ticks on herself that she may get Lyme disease, who got a restraining order against ME and her husband. Who lost her daughter’s custody, probably forever. Who ruthlessly gave away her daughter’s young pup but for a while kept the mama dog.

    Daughter lives across the street from me for in a moment of insanity I actually bought her a house. No, I have not spoken to her in almost a year, as per her wishes.

    Last Tuesday she went into the loony bin….AGAIN for the SEVENTH TIME IN ONE YEAR DOES NO ONE ELSE SEE THIS?

    Which is nothing new, as y’all know. But this time, as I practically sob typing this, she left her dog alone and locked into the house. Nobody could get to the dog for as it turned out, my keys, which once worked, did NOT.

    Yesterday, thank God, my son-in-law, who has custody of my granddaughter, came down from Baltimore and he had to break into the house to get to the dog. Dog had food and water but never mind, you don’t get to leave a dog alone in a locked house for weeks at a time…..NO.

    Yes I was going to call animal control, in fact….this is a criminal charge and a felony. Also, in this county, that individual abusing a dog like this can never again own a dog. BY LAW. Which , of course, she should not.

    Did y’all watch that CBS 48 hours episode on Munchausen by proxy? Soninlaw telling me that he watched it with granddaughter and she, 12 years old and lost her mother, began to sob. Because that could have been her.

    That smug asshole of a woman that brutally poisoned that little boy to death with salt….she could have been my daughter with that arrogance. No, my daughter did not, technically, abuse her child but….well yeah she did. Someday we’ll have this story because while I already wrote one book about it, I’m about to write another. Kaitlyn will never be allowed to live with her mother again.

    Anyway, we got the dog and I got to fix the door Mike had to break. This summer, somehow, some way I will sell that house and hope that I never see my daughter again. Sorry if this is painful to read but it’s an awful story.

    Second drama-mama and also involves the firing of the choir director which I mentioned last week.

    This is nothing big deal I suppose but our choir director, hand to God people, has Munchausen and I’ve suspected it for years. So guess where choir director went last week? INTO THE HOSPITAL! THREE TIMES!!!

    Some boob in the choir takes up a petition to ask Father Thomas Flowers to please reconsider firing Todd. Do y’all remember Sister Pat? I know some of you do.

    It was at a talent show put on, by of all people, the church Trustee. He asked Todd for help and Todd told him no cause Todd has had an attitude that nobody has liked, for the last twelve years. Kind of like a Munchusen (now called Factitious Disorder) now that I think of it.

    Which was why I ended up being Sister Pat and assisting in the talent show and Todd not only refused to help, he told us in the choir to not let the talent show interfere with choir.

    Understand here that this was for a money-raising event FOR THE CHURCH!

    Father Tom has been at our church for almost a year now. He gave it his best with Todd, I know he did. And the problems with Todd spread across the church campus, from that trustee through to the co-workers of Todd’s in the church office.

    So a choir member takes up this petition, handing it to us in the dark of the choir loft. I pretended to sign it but did not.

    Now Todd goes into the hospital this past week for three times already and finally the church had to hire a separate organist for ALL of this weekend’s masses, not to mention cancelling choir singing.

    But guess what? From his hospital bed Todd manages to email out a copy of that petition done by the choir member and it’s a PDF file. So everyone can see who signed it.

    Which does NOT include me.

    See what I’m saying here? Father Tom gave Todd until the end of June and I love Father Tom and he meant well, but when you fire people, you FIRE THEM IMMEDIATELY!

    Now Todd has many weeks to torment this church with all this crap.

    Thanks for indulging me and finally, this Wednesday, Father Tom is having a….eh…well Town Hall I guess you’d call it, about the music ministry. All the choir members who want to keep Todd plan to show up.

    I do not plan to be there but hey, does anybody think I’ll stay home?

    Anyway, again, thanks for indulging me, especially with the daughter story. If you didn’t watch that show on 48 hours about Munchusen try to find it. That horrible woman, you will hate her…..and let me whisper this gently in yon readers’ ears what with my choir director also a bit nuts….there’s probably people in your life with Munchausen and you don’t even know it. As I go through life I meet plenty of people like me, dealing with a nut job and not understanding it.

    Going to church this morning with Diane Feinstein, who inexplicably signed the petition to keep Todd but she regrets it. Not singing in the choir cause did I mention? Choir director is in the hospital.

    So what else is new?

  • The Tragic Deterioration of Washington’s Great Society Subway

    04/12/2016 5:55:15 PM PDT · 17 of 21
    Fishtalk to MarvinStinson

    I agree.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 2:33:23 PM PDT · 178 of 188
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I just don’t think I could eat anything called a tarpon.

    But isn’t that why they changed catfish to Sea Bass or some thing? Of course I exaggerate.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 1:49:45 PM PDT · 171 of 188
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    President Obama interviewed on Fox News Sunday and his choice of his biggest victory in office will shock you. Kasich continues to challenge Taylor Swift for the nomination. Much more.

    https://aschooloffishblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/the-national-scene-the-sunday-political-talk-show-report-on-41016/

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 12:18:02 PM PDT · 166 of 188
    Fishtalk to onyx

    I might add that I CAN (and WILL) vote for Cruz in the primary, of course. As a delegate to the state convention I think I am supposed to vote the primary result.

    I have no idea what being a “Super-Delegate” means but I figger being SUPER anything can only be a good thing, right?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 11:57:38 AM PDT · 164 of 188
    Fishtalk to onyx

    Hold on a minute Onyx.

    We’re playing around with this “Pat as Delegate” thing but this is only the STATE Repub convention.

    Frankly I don’t know that we vote for anything. The primary election is on 4/26. The state pub convention is three days later. I think that whoever is elected in the primary is nominated at the state convention.

    Y’ll might remember the Christine O’Donnell thing where we had a sort of revolution in that the delegates weren’t going to vote for her.

    Most likely, though I shall ask my BFF Linda soon, I will be TOLD who to vote for.

    Do not make any assumptions based on what I’m saying here, I am new to this.

    I promise to do the right thing and represent the will of the people.

    Here in Delaware folks, I really think it’s going to be Trump.

    And again, I am okay with that. IF I have a choice I will vote for Cruz, but I kind of doubt I’m going to have a choice.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 9:29:00 AM PDT · 123 of 188
    Fishtalk to Just mythoughts

    Love your user name by the way.

    I’m not sure why Cruz needs to be proved as eligible though I know about the Canada thing.

    I am aware of the possible planned shenanigans...y’all know me well enough.

    I will do the “right” thing, literally and figuratively.

    Right now I’m looking at the calendar and thinking, Holy Cow, it’s in TWO WEEKS!

    I am going out to dinner tomorrow night with Linda....me and her are great together. We got the plastic bag law overthrown.....we got Mike Castle’s boyfriend to issue a statement against that conniving husband of a Demo politico cause we got some power.

    Bloggers....people.....the public-opinion shapers, big time, of our future.

    Me and Linda....and let’s add my friend Diane Feinstein....y’all remember her.....we are women....HEAR US ROAR!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · 119 of 188
    Fishtalk to Just mythoughts

    I tell you all......most of the people I know, and this is just anecdotal, take it with a grain of salt....LOVE TRUMP!

    In fact, most of the Sussex county elected guys love Trump and one local bigwig is the county head of Trump’s campaign.

    They hate us up in Wilmington, the few Republicans up there, including Mike Castle and his boyfriend. But Sussex county seems to be leaning to Trump, hell we’d elect Lucifer before a Democrat or Republican-Lite.

    I’m going to do the right thing, guys. I’m going to vote for the guy I like....and have liked since the beginning...TED CRUZ.

    The Sussex GOP, in the form of my BFF Linda, and her boyfriend Duke, who is a local radio talk show guy and who was ALSO at my house the night of Father Tom AND who is a member of my church (Linda is a Baptist, ask me sometime about the Baptist Christmas party and the events leading up to a priest telling me he loves me but hey, like I wrote about my daughter when it was happening, I already wrote the priest book....heh)....Linda knows I’m a Cruz guy.

    I don’t see why I should change unless for a strategic purpose that makes sense.

    I am very open to Trump as the nominee. Kasich could drop dead as far as I am concerned.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 9:07:07 AM PDT · 115 of 188
    Fishtalk to bray

    I don’t know Bray. This delegate thing, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, popped up last month and my BFF named Linda is the Secretary of the Sussex GOP.

    So she asks me....hey, I am not just a delegate...I AM A SUPER DELEGATE!!!

    Heh.

    As I listen to all this stuff I begin to get all puffed up.

    WOW....I am a Super Delegate.

    The reason I am a Super Delegate is because, heh, I am not even on the Sussex GOP though Linda the BFF is the Secretary. She and her boyfriend were at my house the night of a Repub debate along with Father Tom....as it all intermingles to a vat of confusion.

    The delegates come from the county executive committee but they give Super delegates to people like me.

    A Blogger, who writes all about it.

    They want me to write good things.

    Anyway, I’ll check it out Bray.

    Y’all would just not believe the influence I have, but I work it and I paid some prices.

    This is gonna be cool.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 April 2016

    04/10/2016 8:58:54 AM PDT · 113 of 188
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    So mass went fine except a)they forgot to bring out the children from Sunday School before dismissing. B)the Cantor sang absolutely everything wrong c)three altos behind me sang the wrong parts, more on this later, d)they ran out of bulletins ,e) they took up a petition to save Todd which I did not sign.

    Why?

    Because Father Tom was in the hospital and I know why but I might be the only one.

    By the way, I already wrote the book about the priest. We shall call it Thorn Birds II.

    Heh.

    Wonder how many of you get this.

    I did offer Todd a place to stay in my house cause Lord I’ve known the guy for almost fifteen years and I could live with him.

    Anyway, these altos, they NEVER come to practice. Now a more normal Choir Director would not allow people to sing in concert that have not been to practice.

    But Todd, he just wants to play the organ. All the rest gets on his last nerve.

    So the non-practicing Altos sang the wrong parts. I took each one of them, face in my hands, and told them I loved them.

    “You’re so very good, Pat,” they told me. “Help us learn the part”.

    I told them all, face in my hands, that the reason I am so good is because I COME TO PRACTICE!!!

    Heh.

    I also then said that of course I was good for other reasons, insert smile here.

    Father Jones stopped in mid-aisle and waved at us up in the choir loft….cause he’s a priest and priests like me, I don’t know why but I love it.

    Now watching Obama on Fox News Sunday, will be reporting in soon.

    God bless.