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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TGIF, GN!

I take it that wasn’t Jungle Rapids Water Park in teh thread GIF. 🙂

Coffee?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning, Fatwa--coffee sounds good--need much moar.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
6 years ago

Morning Greetings!
A reminder- never take the car to the dealership on Friday morning without calling first. Even at 8:00a.m.

Yesterday, we were less than a mile from home stopped at a light. I rolled down the window and glanced to my left. There was a city cop leaning towards me with HIS window down. He asked if I knew that my right brake light was out. My shocked face and my “Oh , no!” was enough to let me go. Plus, he probably didn’t want to fool with a couple of little old ladies. I really didn’t know that it was out.

I really just wanted an oil change, but with the light out, I figured I better get it fixed and inspected while I was there. My inspection runs out this month. I was planning on waiting out the 5 day-grace period & getting it done in October.
Texas has decided to “save money on printing” by eliminating the window inspection sticker. You still have to get it inspected, just not have a sticker. And the inspection must be in the 3 months prior to getting a new plate sticker. This works fine for BW, who bought a new car with the samemonth on both stickers. But for me, my dates are 4 months apart. So much hilarity has ensued this year with people that we are now being given a pass for 2015. I haven’t heard this before. The guy at the Nissan place said for me to skip the inspection until my plates are due and he will just scrape the 9 sticker off. Seeing my dubious face, he told me that he talked to the driver’s license people & that this is what they are quietly telling people to do. So that is what I’m going to do. Darn. I guess I’ll have to drive carefully ’til December. Ha!

Bob ,the realtor, dropped TMP’s price to $162,500. I think this is more realistic than the first price. 19 have now put it as a favorite on Zillow. I’m hoping this will result in an offer.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
6 years ago

Gotta hop
Have a Jerrific day!
(POO-F)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT, Fatwa, and Sven!

Lion coffee? Sure, I’ll have some. I haven’t had any since the last time we were in Hawaii.

In CA we don’t have car inspections, though we do have a smog inspection every two years that you have to pass before you can re-register your car.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

I see over at AofSHQ that Speaker Boner [sic, spit] will be resigning at the end of October. Next question: who will replace him?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Ghoulie#8 and Paddy!

Pizzant --

Glad you didn’t get ticketed for your brake light. What a clusterfark re the inspection stickers; I blame all the transplants from California for causing the state government doing even moar idiotic things than they normally do. 🙂

Hope you get a couple of good offers on the TMP; bidding war!!1!

Paddy --

Heard on the radio while I was out running errands that Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) may replace Weepy Boner [sic]. Being a California Republican, he’ll probably be just as craven as John of Orange.

(The GOP is as dead to me as the other big government, corrupt, crony capitalist party. We should either be honest and eliminate the utterly meaningless oath to the Constitution or start vigorously enforcing said oath with wood chippers and/or gibbets.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Did you say giblets?

I don’t know how replacing the Speaker works -- another election, or does the current Speaker get to appoint his/her replacement. If the latter, then we’ll get McCarthy and things will be no different.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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From Wikipedia:

The House of Representatives elects the Speaker of the House on the first day of every new Congress and in the event of the death or resignation of an incumbent Speaker. The Clerk of the House of Representatives requests nominations: there are normally two, one from each major party (each party having previously met to decide on its nominee). The Clerk then calls the roll of the Representatives-elect, each Representative-elect indicating the surname of the candidate he or she is supporting. Representatives-elect are not restricted to voting for one of the nominated candidates and may vote for any person, even for someone who is not a member (or member-elect) of the House at all. They may also abstain by voting “present”.

To be elected as Speaker, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of all votes cast for individuals, i.e. excluding those who abstain. If no candidate wins such a majority, then the roll call is repeated until a Speaker is elected. The last time repeated votes were required was in 1923, when the Speaker was elected on the ninth ballot.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Heh.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

For Sven:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Two thumbs up on that, Paddy.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
6 years ago

♫ We-de-de-de ♫
De-de-de-de-de
De-we-um-um-a-way
We-de-de-de
De-de-de-de-de
We-um-um-a-way
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
In the jungle
The mighty jungle
♫ The lion slips tonight ♫

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
6 years ago

You are all singing now, aren’t ya? This song will now stay in your head the rest of teh weekend.
My work is done.
~~giggle~~

Rabbit
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Rabbit
6 years ago

I’d do the solo part but I don’t know how to spell it.

True story. BW had an out of-town aunt named Millowee. I was asking about her one time and couldn’t remember the name. I said “How is Aunt Wemaway?” BW cracked up. At TM’s funeral, I was in a receiving line and her husband came up and introduced himself and his wife. I almost greeted her as Aunt Millowee. As I was opening my mouth, my brain caught up and I realized that Aunt “Wemaway” was deceased and this was a different wife. Glad I didn’t make a fool of my self.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Cali!

This song will now stay in your head the rest of teh weekend.

Nuh uh…I got rid of it by thinking of the original version of “Mah Nà Mah Nà”.

Next stop, “Papa Oom Mow Mow”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

I got rid of it by thinking of the original version of “Mah Nà Mah Nà”.

Curse you!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

This is the version that goes through my head:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

If they are going to stick a Californian in as Speaker, my vote would be for Tom McClintock.