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OK ENOUGH of all of the BAD NEWS stuff, WHAT positive are all of you doing this weekend?
27 Sept 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 09/27/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

I plan on fixing my truck, Changing my daughter car's Spark Plugs and MOWING!


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To: US Navy Vet

I notice in more than 30 posts, only two of you mentioned doing anything to actually, you know, WIN A DAMNED ELECTION or something.

Talk is cheap. Go volunteer at your local victory center (if you have one), or drive to a nearby battleground state if you’re not in one and volunteer, or go to the campaign or RNC website, and make some phone calls via your computer.

The future of our country rests on this election, and we are poised on a knife edge. It will take action by the grassroots, not a bunch of online whining to the choir - unless of course you want four more years of socialism unimpeded by concerns about reelection, and the necessary Supreme Court appointments to rig the deck permanently.


51 posted on 09/27/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT by LouD
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To: capydick
Gonna miss the furniture are ya?

No gonna miss her...relationship never should have happened but it did(sorta taboo). No regrets on either of our parts..pledged to be lifelong friends.

52 posted on 09/27/2012 9:43:00 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

I have 4 Cars, 1 Pick-up, 1 Harley(MC), 3 Push Lawn Mowers(1 works), 1 John Deere Lawn Tractor, 2 Rabbits, 1 Hamster, 4 Dogs, 1 Cat, 2.23 Acres of land, 1 House, 1 GORGOUS(sp?) wife(:-)! a 2 kids @ home AND A FreeRepublic Account! LIFE IS VERY GOOD! G*D Be Praised!


53 posted on 09/27/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: LouD

Lighten Up, Francis...


54 posted on 09/27/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hunt troutsies and maybe hike a trail.

Later, definitely work out doing some 12 oz arm curls.


55 posted on 09/27/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: US Navy Vet

Continue clearing 3 acres of weeds, clean the pond, plan the garden lay out, find a spot for the bees. Other than that, not much :) Oh, at some point, a good cigar and an adult beverage.


56 posted on 09/27/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: LouD

There was no need for the lecture. Many of us are doing things to win this election. Why don’t you start your own thread asking folks what they are doing to help win this election.


57 posted on 09/27/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: US Navy Vet

this weekend I am going to sit down and totally consume a chocolate/mocha cake....


58 posted on 09/27/2012 9:48:00 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: cyclotic

Yep! FLL. Our family has been doing this for several years. It’s not easy to coach, but we have had some wonderful moments, and the kids really do grow in skills and confidence. Last year we won at the qualifying tournament and you would have thought we won the Olympics the way our team and the parents carried on. We’ll never forget it. (But we do hope to repeat it!)


59 posted on 09/27/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Some housecleaning, a trip to HyVee, watch the Huskers, see the delightful 18-month-old granddaughter. Some trimming in the yard, maybe mow, change the furnace filter. Positives: the weather has been amazingly gorgeous the past week or two. The mower works. We have enough money for groceries, dog drool can be washed off windows fairly easily. The baby is starting to pretend, uses 2-3 words together at a time, has manners. Along that line. Being thankful for a wonderful family, good health, all the gifts in everyday life.
60 posted on 09/27/2012 9:49:00 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: tbpiper

Oh I ALSO have 2 hives of THOUSANDS of Honeybees!


61 posted on 09/27/2012 9:49:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet; LouD

Bingo! You know what I noticed? That everyone is doing productive things and taking care of business and family!!

These are the people that are self reliant, productive and have their priorities straight. These are the people that are going to rebuild this country!!

Go Freepers!!


62 posted on 09/27/2012 9:50:28 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: US Navy Vet

It is good to see a relaxed thread every so often.
Being a Shriner I am going to ride in several
community parades, do a static, and attend a BBQ.
Sometimes you just have to forget everything else.

By the way I am a Former NAVY Electrician who
served on two LST’s and a Bird farm. LST 532,
1160, and CVA 19. 1963-1967


63 posted on 09/27/2012 9:51:42 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: married21

Cool. Never done FLL. My son did FTC for 2 years and is on his 2nd year of FRC. I got sucked into the vortex of helping coach. We won Rookie All-Star for Chesapeake last year and got to go to World’s. What a rush.

As a side note, my brother has been a FRC mentor for years. (His first team only had two numbers) We’ve got a shot of my son at the age of 2 or 3 playing with one of the bots and now he’s on a team.

Our group has a couple FLL teams and lots of resources on the website. www.techbrick.com.

Good luck to your team.


64 posted on 09/27/2012 9:54:02 AM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: US Navy Vet

My wife and I are hosting a party for my kids, their friends and those childrens’ parents prior to the high-school homecoming dance on Saturday.


65 posted on 09/27/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: China Clipper

Rack an IPA to the secondary...
then Watch Big Red Crush Whisky...

its gonna be a great weekend!!


66 posted on 09/27/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: US Navy Vet

Going to our cottage in Northern Michigan with my husband and daughter, taking the boat for one last cruise around the lake before we pull it out for winter and checking out the beginning of fall colors. Watching the sunset over Lake Michigan bundled up in sweatshirts...No internet, no television, no news. Last smores at the campfire for the year. One of my favorite weekends at the cottage bar none...


67 posted on 09/27/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Well, detailing my Prius while listening to CDs of Pete Seeger and Lady Gaga; watching tapes of the Tony awards dating back to the 1990s; listening to old Obama speeches; donating to all the organizations that George Soros gives money to; going to a Michael Moore film festival; barbecuing vegetables; carefully going over all my garbage and trash to make sure the recycling is done correctly and finally, volunteering for Planned Parenthood.

Did I leave anything out?

68 posted on 09/27/2012 10:02:08 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

Lol!!


69 posted on 09/27/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Take my wife to a couple of 2/5k races and try out the new 60d.

Maybe get an engine hoist for long overdue pet project and maybe try to strip that ragged old body off the 68 willys. A starter rebuilder has me on hold doing other stuff.


70 posted on 09/27/2012 10:04:52 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Pharmboy

YOU, can be REPLACED with a MACHINE!


71 posted on 09/27/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Watching football with real refs. =)


72 posted on 09/27/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Pharmboy

You forgot about compiling your FR Opus and taking your rightful place in the DU panthion.


73 posted on 09/27/2012 10:07:52 AM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: US Navy Vet

whut? I’ve got a whole afternoon scheduled for that


74 posted on 09/27/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: US Navy Vet

Heading to Gloucester County’s (VA) Guinea Jubilee Saturday, then off to the lake cottage on Sunday to do some brush cutting.


75 posted on 09/27/2012 10:08:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Cleaning the (wood) workshop to get it ready for the season. Clean & polish the cast tables on the table saw, band saw, jointer and drill. And ALLOT of dusting!
76 posted on 09/27/2012 10:10:41 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: ScottinVA

Oh, and bottle the Black Tower Ale.


77 posted on 09/27/2012 10:11:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I am going to a friend’s house for an October fest. Lots of German food, German beer, and no German wines under 13.5% in alcohol content.
I plan to do my part by telling as many Obama jokes and anecdotes as possible. Just enough to be entertaining and maybe informative to any closet Obama supporters.


78 posted on 09/27/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I plan on continuing to prepare for all that bad stuff to happen. To me, that is good stuff.


79 posted on 09/27/2012 10:12:12 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Grading, grading, and MORE grading...


80 posted on 09/27/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: US Navy Vet
I am going to update my 9 year old room and get her a desk and remove her old furniture. She is growing up :(
81 posted on 09/27/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: US Navy Vet

We’re going to the sprint car races at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.


82 posted on 09/27/2012 10:24:49 AM PDT by Augie
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To: US Navy Vet

After you finish your truck, could you drop by and fix mine?


83 posted on 09/27/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: rightly_dividing

What’s broke? I am putting on a muffler and tail pipe.


84 posted on 09/27/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Clean and restock the camp trailer, go to a college football game that my granddaughter is cheering, clean house, do books, relax.


85 posted on 09/27/2012 10:34:13 AM PDT by tiki
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To: US Navy Vet

Going to a BBQ Bash and eat me some good BBQ pork.


86 posted on 09/27/2012 10:35:11 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve got canning to do. Tomatoes, beets, and squash! Also, continuing my search for a clothing manufacturer that will work with my designs. I’m making stylish concealed-carry clothing for women, pics are at the website in my tagline.


87 posted on 09/27/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: sharkshooting
unless I can find an excuse to put it off for the 38th consecutive weekend...

Amateur. I plan on failing to clean my garage for the 1,042nd weekend.

88 posted on 09/27/2012 10:40:31 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Ellendra
*snickering* ..well, it workin' 8-D

89 posted on 09/27/2012 10:41:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: US Navy Vet
I bought a MOD surplus Land Rover 90 with very low miles and am driving it home.


90 posted on 09/27/2012 10:45:50 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Deer season opens, but damn it’s hot.


91 posted on 09/27/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: US Navy Vet

After many months of recuperating from complications from an unplanned c-section, and finding out that I do not need additional surgery to repair anything else, hubby and I are moving our 7 month old baby boy to his upstairs room, since I’m allowed to do stairs now! :) Baby and I have been shacking up in the downstairs dining room converted to nursery.


92 posted on 09/27/2012 10:48:45 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: US Navy Vet
I really don't know what's wrong. I just towed it home with a neighbor's help about 30 minutes ago. I suspect an electric relay or some such. I am thankful that it broke in my neighborhood and not on the Interstate hwy.

I am going to let it rest a while and work on my back porch this weekend, making a screened porch where it had been enclosed as a storage room by the previous owner. I am putting up a ceiling currently, then comes painting and the screening.

93 posted on 09/27/2012 10:50:02 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Where? I want one! !!!


94 posted on 09/27/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I will mow my lawn.

“Not a particularly positive activity” you say. “Not negative, but pretty much neutral.” I disagree.

I - there is an “I”. Had I lived more than a few decades (mere years?) earlier, I wouldn’t be. Period. Modern health care rocks.
Will - it’s my choice. It’s an option, the option exists. For all too many people, it isn’t an option.
Mow - I live in a culture featuring enough luxury that mowed lawns is the norm (as is irrigating it with drinking water) unto a requirement. I have a broad option of tools to do the mowing with; I choose an unpowered “reel” mower, inexpensive low-tech no-emissions ... though I should probably fix the fossil-fuel-guzzling self-propelled beast the other half insisted on.
My - it’s MINE. Well, other than the “rent” of property taxes, and the ongoing mortgage which I _could_ pay off with other assets. Owning property, albeit 3/4 acre (with forest!), is a Good Thing(TM).
Lawn - it’s grass. It’s flat. It’s green. It’s not out to kill me like flora in the southwest, it’s not impossibly sloped or bumpy, and it’s not brown (yet, winter is coming and no snow to cover it).

THIS IS GOOD.
I will mow my lawn.


95 posted on 09/27/2012 10:51:18 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: US Navy Vet
9 of us going to movie Father Of Lights Friday night.

Ren fest Saturday. Play in worship band Sunday and have chili cookoff after.

96 posted on 09/27/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: US Navy Vet

I will be doing what my wife tells me to do. (Am I the only honest guy here?)


97 posted on 09/27/2012 11:03:55 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: US Navy Vet

There is an outfit in Argyle Texas.

If serious, I can set you up. They get low mileage ones and make them street legal for the USA.

Nothing like a vehicle with 3/4 inch solid aluminium doors!


98 posted on 09/27/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Do they have a web site?


99 posted on 09/27/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

1) helping a friends son work on his BoyScout Eagle project
2) going up to Estes Park for the annual color change tour my family takes
3) Dave Ramsey financial peace class (week 3)


100 posted on 09/27/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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