Crazy Cat Lady in Training

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  • Birthday 06/14/1969

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  1. Well, from the 50's through the 70's there was this thing called white flight, and a lot of people left for what are now the suburbs but were at that time the boonies or close to it. Desegregation of schools and the influx of minorities into traditionally white neighborhoods was something a lot of people at that time just couldn't deal with. Many of those who stayed resorted to violence to get the minorities out. Many suburban municipalities zoned their regions as such that poor whites and minorities were excluded from living there. There's a reason why very, very VERY few 18 year olds are buying their own homes and that's economic. Most of them are spending four plus years in college going into debt, not buying a house that costs an order of magnitude more than it did when we were kids. They can't afford to move out. I've made a deal with my kids, as much as I sometimes want them gone. As long as you're in school, I won't charge you rent. Once you graduate, you're welcome to live at home with conditions, one of them being rent and another being that I expect them to pay down their debt and save. Without telling them, I'm taking that rent and putting into separate accounts, so when the time comes to buy a home I'll give them their money back towards the down payment or closing costs. I've been doing this for my son and he has no clue. I'll do it for my daughter when she finishes. Just the other day, my daughter offered me rent money. Shocker. I turned her down, but maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to take $20 a month or something so she feels like she's contributing.
  2. Here's an idea. The next time those hillbillies throw catfish on the ice, give the Preds a delay of game. No offense, of course. I've been on so many boards over the last few weeks and one thing stands out: The Preds fans don't know the difference between a blue line and a clothesline; and are very sore losers.
  3. He's a goon with a big mouth, plain and simple.
  4. IIRC, Beaver narrowly went for Trump, but that area was decimated when steel collapsed and they think that Shell's cracker plant is the answer to their prayers. Obviously Trump hasn't been to Pittsburgh in decades. We don't want coal back. We don't need it. We have 40+ universities in the region with some of the best young minds from all over the world. We'll get it done. I like being able to breathe when I walk outside. Movie quotes: Apollo 13. NASA has made going to the moon as exciting as taking a trip to Pittsburgh. Also, the Bruce Willis film Striking Distance was made here, as was The Road with Viggo Mortensen.
  5. Count yourself lucky. I share a birthday with none other than Mango Mussolini himself.
  6. Or hiding in the bushes...
  7. I understand where you're coming from. I'm on the fence about this--one one hand, he really does need to go for our national security. He's going to get us all killed. He can't do the job, doesn't understand the job, and doesn't even want the job. He's a proto-fascist who has surrounded himself with the most incompetent cabinet in history. On the other hand, as a woman and a godless heathen, I can't think of any worse president than Pence, who still thinks girls are icky and that we're not smart enough to make our own decisions. He's the bigger danger on domestic issues.
  8. I agree. The WH is in such chaos that Congress keeps getting sidetracked and can't pass their agenda. That is about the only good thing that's come out of this mess. Their agenda is very, very bad for the American people, and the more roadblocks stand in the way, the better.
  9. Bank of Cypress.
  10. Here's what I'm learning after 47 years: You don't catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I used to believe you could, but no, you don't. They've made their contempt for the American people quite clear. Now they can deal with it. I never used to be like that. I always kept my mouth shut, but I can't do that anymore. They can laugh all they want, but they won't be laughing when they're out of a job. If votes are what they understand, fine. They, and every other evil Republican, have lost mine now and forever.Time to repeal and replace them. If the interns can't hack it, then they're in the wrong field.
  11. By the time this is all over the American people will be begging for universal health care.
  12. No. They're working for the scum of the earth and enjoying it. They can damned well get an earful and deal with it. When you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. I sent my representative (Tim Murphy, R-PA) a scathing email yesterday. I used to think he was moderate. Now he's just plain evil, like the rest of them.
  13. Cities are stressful and IMO unnatural. That's why camping is so popular. We NEED to be surrounded by greenery, trees and nature for our psychological well-being. Having even one houseplant helps us feel better. Over the last 10-15,000 years, we invented cities and agriculture--and that hasn't been good for us, either. Our metabolisms still haven't adjusted to the change, and we've gotten fat and lazy as a result of our sedentary lifestyle in which we consume far too many calories. Electric lights have thrown off our natural circadian rhythms. And now we've added 24/7 technology to the mix. Our brains are shrinking, too. Whether that means we're getting dumber or if our brains are just firing more efficiently is up for debate. During a blackout in LA in the 1990's, people started calling 911 because they were terrifiedof a bright cloud in the sky. It was the Milky Way--they'd never seen stars before. For thousands upon thousands of years, it was a matter of life and death to our ancestors to understand the movements of the sun and stars. And now we can't even see them. To me, that's sad. I think it's safe to say I'd be perfectly happy in the middle of nowhere living in a shack. It's not all bad, though. Our modern technology and advances in medicine couldn't have existed without the benefits of civilization, after all.
  14. It's my birthday too. You have no idea how painful that is. On the other hand, it's also Boy George's birthday, so I'll just crank some Culture Club and try to forget about the other one. LOL
  15. He just signed the that even legal? I'm pretty sure the border states are going to be utterly devastated economically by this.