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Everything posted by Chris

  1. Mahomes' little temper tantrum was pretty unbecoming yesterday. And no, Miller was NOT offsides on the very next play. Every slowed down post I see trying to show it was actually proves otherwise.
  2. I saw somewhere that in order to live the same lifestyle you did in 2021, you’d now need $15,000 more dollars a year. At first that seemed crazy, but looking at inflation but also “shrinkflation” that’s happening at the same time I’m inclined to believe it.
  3. I’m not what you’d consider an “easy mark” for pressure tipping LOL. Bartenders, servers, etc., always get a tip. If it’s shitty service, it’ll be a shitty tip ( as someone told me, “So they know you didn’t just forget.” ) but that is extremely rare as I’m pretty easy going. If I see them having a bad night, I’m more understanding and more liable to tip extra, just because. But the tip jars and the tablets prompting you everywhere you go is nuts. We were at a coffee shop out of town one time and the “barista” had a surly attitude, yet didn’t fail to mention the button “if you wanna leave a tip.” Heres a tip princess: Lose the attitude.
  4. I don’t like to put myself into any pre-determined box, but I guess the closest I could come to would be #4. And even then, I don’t know. I just believe in older ways I guess. Do what you say you’re gonna do, be true to your word, do t tolerate BS, look a person in the eye when you talk to them, firm handshake, etc. Novel ideas in this world, I know. Maybe that’s why people frustrate me so much.
  5. Lucas claims he had no part in its making, but I recall reading something that said he actually did but walked away from it at the last minute. My guess is because he knew what a steaming pile of crap it was. I love Star Wars, and I always will. But man, this is bad. Funny enough, I actually have a vague memory of seeing it when I was really little. But I’d have been four, so I don’t know that it was the original broadcast I saw. However it was only shown once. Who knows.
  6. If you’re blocked from Joe’s legislator page, you’re not going to see anything he posts using it. Even on other pages apparently. Legally deemed a violation of your civil rights by the courts, but Joe only cares about freedom for those who agree with him.
  7. You can find it in response to a post on this page. In a follow up, apparently just doing the job you were elected to do in the first place is enough to justify giving yourself a raise:
  8. 🙄 What ever helps you sleep at night Joe. But guess what? A lot of us haven’t gotten raises that have kept up with the rate of inflation. As to the argument that it’s “fair for the work we do”, I’ll once again refer to my above, uh, literary reference: Again, I applaud McCarthy, Morse and the others who voted against giving themselves a pay raise.
  9. My social media timeline is where shit like that goes to die. Absolutely and quoted for truth.. Right behind this would be the false equivalency argument: “Well, you don’t like _______ so you must support _______.” As if the only choices were A or B.
  10. I see this morning that not only is the "Elmira R.I.S.E" business which just had a ribbon cutting Nov. 30th already done, but Downtown Grind is up for sale as well. Read more here.
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    So to answer my own question, the city wants a 2% increase and the county wants another 2.8% A nearly 5% property tax hike is gonna go over swell I’m sure.
  12. Sure does. Theres black oil sunflower seeds and little pellets in there as well. All covered in what looks like a light coating of molasses or something. I gave them some today then just dumped the rest in with the scratch grain. I throw a little of that in the coop each day to get them scratching around, which stirs the floor litter up.
  13. “We reached out to all 15 legislators for a comment on how they voted. In an email, Chairman Mark Margeson, who voted in favor of the raises, said “I currently have no comment.” Source How absolutely insulting to the taxpayers ( you know, those of us who aren’t able to give ourselves raises ) to tell us we need to cough up more money, then take more for yourself. This scenario seems familiar to me… “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples….Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples.” And then to just say, “No comment?” C’mon Mark, you can do better than that. At least explain your rationale for taking money out of our wallets and putting it in your own. Granted, it won’t make it alright, but it’s less a slap in the face than “no comment” and carrying on, business as usual. A huge THANK YOU to Bill, Lawana, and the others who tried to do the right thing for the people they represent. I hope Moss vetoes this pay raise.
  14. Just this morning I watched a truck going west on Water just sail on through the red light at that very intersection. One of two people I watched run a stoplight today.
  15. The young guy at the store where I get my feed informed me that they were going to be carrying a new line of feed. He gave me a sample bag of this: He told me they have several customers using it, and they swear it's better than layer pellets. Said they're chickens LOVE it and lay more. I told him I'm sure the birds love it, it's practically candy for poultry. Just looking at it I knew it'd be expensive, though he couldn't tell me the price yet. I asked if they'd be carrying pellets still, because I wouldn't be feeding my flock this stuff. He said they would, just from this brand. Which kinda sucks man, I've been feeding my animals Blue Seal since I was 16 years old and working at the local feed store that first carried it here. But okay, it's not like I'll have a lot of choice if they switch, so long as I'm not feeding them this stuff, which is like caviar for chickens. Here's a closer look at the sample bag: I looked at the website, and it's 29.99 a 50# bag. I might consider feeding this if I had one or two show birds.... maybe. Otherwise? Screw that. A big part of me wonders how much this has to do with all the suburban/ homesteading "experts" that have popped up over the past couple years. The ones that build a Taj Mahal coop, get a half dozen birds and 6 months later are blogging or doing YouTube videos.
  16. Friggin YouTube… Alright you should be able to see it in the link provided.
  17. I saw this earlier: Someone described it as "Rockwelian", which I suppose it is in a way. For me, it's more a reminder of a time before we had a Toys R Us store in this area. It seemed like such a magical, far away place. I wanted to see it more than anything. Of course by the time we got one, I was older and it wasn't as big a deal. But once upon a time, it was.
  18. The DNC knows full well he is too old. I'm beginning to think that they're banking on him being re-elected but not able to finish a full second term. Then we'll have another "first" to celebrate, yay!
  19. Thankfully this situation didn't end like the one in Arlington yesterday:
  20. There’s been several crashes on the corner of Clemens and Water the past week and I see people saying on social media something should be done. Do what? Here’s an idea: Pay attention when driving. Put the damned phone down. Stop running red lights because you’re in a hurry. Or be more careful turning left on to Water ( always a fun time ). It’s operator error, not road conditions.
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