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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 2:53:33 PM PDT · 76 of 85
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    I think so.

    Daughter takes the dog and on choir practice night grandkid comes over to dog sit.

    I have the luxury of time and I think it’s going to take time.

    “Patience” whispers the angel.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 2:52:31 PM PDT · 75 of 85
    Fishtalk to Jeff Chandler

    Do not jest....that’s on my list if need be.

    ;)

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 1:54:28 PM PDT · 72 of 85
    Fishtalk to Sea2ShiningSea

    Thanks so much for taking the time. and everyone else.

    I have lots of options here and have not tried them all.

    It is separation anxiety. She’s such a great dog but very needy. Luckily, seriously quite luckily, my daughter and family lives across the street and THEY take care of her most of the time. Today was the first time I left her to go to church and right home.

    She went a little nuts but it was way less worse than it looked. The venetian blinds....Lord I didn’t even think of them. I have had dogs all my life and cats. I have some experience.

    For now I think I am going to forego the crate. This dog is so sensitive that I’d have to do is one time take a sharp tone, at least for the time being....only had her almost 3 weeks now...and she’d be terrified every time I opened the door. Like she is with the porch now as I thought a sharp tone was the solution to get her in....but it wasn’t.

    Yet everything about her seems to be that she’ll do fine. I have to learn patience and God evidently thinks I should learn patience. I don’t know this dog’s history but a little. She’s very good on a leash....I don’t think she’s ever had a yard. She does LIKE the yard, of course, but she’s scared of it.

    Patience....an angel whispers in my ear to have patience....I had son-in-law put venetian blinds from extra bedroom and beloved husband’s bedroom. I’ll buy those roll things for those windows. Son-in-law also put mirror back on my bedroom door. It was but a couple of screws holding it in.

    Jackie just wanted to get out, by door or window....however she could do it.

    she did NOT succeed.

    Jackie is four years old, not a puppy, and she’s very well-behaved. She just don’t want to be left alone. And another dog is VERY much possible. Still thinking about it but for now will spend time with Jackie that she trust me and decide what to do.

    “Patience,” the angel whispers.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 10:30:19 AM PDT · 64 of 85
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    thanks AB. Never used a cage before but it’s either she uses it or doesn’t live here.

    I can handle it. My other dog stayed outside when I went out but Jackie got out of the yard so still working on that.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 9:35:09 AM PDT · 53 of 85
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    AB....TOMORROW I WILL HAVE SUCH A CAGE IN MY HOUSE!

    Tell me how you get the dog to go in there?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT · 44 of 85
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I’m home.

    Left new dog in bedroom. Both venetian blinds destroyed and pulled off windows, mirror on back of door ripped down, all my makeup spilled over bathroom. Big pile of poop in bathroom.

    Tomorrow I am buying a crate. My daughter watches her when I go somewhere but dog has GOT to stay alone.

    Poor thing, she’d been owned by an elderly couple. Man died, wife went into nursing home. Then she was in pound for two weeks....her world has been turned upside down.

    We’re very good to her but darn she has separation anxiety.

    I’ll figure it out.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 5:58:12 AM PDT · 19 of 85
    Fishtalk to shalom aleichem

    I love the rancher thing and right here in the swamps of Delaware we got a situation about to be the same thing.

    No we don’t have big cattle ranches in Delaware but in Sussex county we have big farms....chickens, we grow chickens. From seed.

    As y’all might know daughter and family moved down here last August from the wilds of Baltimore.

    Granddaughter spends two hours a day on school buses. One day daughter and granddaughter riding behind a chicken truck. We got them all over the place here, trucks with feathers flying.

    Daughter and granddaughter argue about what’s in truck. Granddaughter says “Mom, I KNOW my chicken trucks.”

    Heh.

    So the other day again daughter and granddaughter driving along. Delaware’s air often smells of.....ah....well sometimes not so good but in due course you get used to it.

    Daughter holds nose and complains about the smell of poop everywhere. Well actually it’s manure and again, you get used to it.

    Kaitlyn takes a big whiff and says, I’m not making this up “It smells like home.”

    Anyway, some state organization, known as DNREC....stands for Delaware Natural Resources, something, something. Little cousin to the mighty EPA.

    DNREC wants to take control over, get this, all what they call Type 1 wet lands....EVEN IF IT’S ON PRIVATE PROPERTY!

    Yes I am on this guys....


    Live Blogging the Sussex County Council….SOMEBODY TELL JOAN DEAVER SHE REPRESENTS ME! She represents a whole bunch of other people and they don’t want DNREC taking over private property either. Let’s put HER on the Wall of Shame!

    http://www.delawarepolitics.net/delaware-politics-and-tidbits-read-it-and-weep-the_4814___edition/

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 5:51:16 AM PDT · 15 of 85
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Great graphic AB.

    Speaking of Palm Sunday, choir is singing this morn.

    Will return, taping all the Sunday shows.

    Thank you AB for doing this thread.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 April 2014

    04/06/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT · 85 of 93
    Fishtalk to Gritty

    Morning Gritty,

    I went back to your comment reference and that commenter was right on correct.

    First, I live in one of the biggest homosexual communities in the east. I always like to say that OUR homosexuals are RICH and CONSERVATIVE....which is true. They’ll not likely be dancing in any gay parades is what I’m saying here.

    One thing I’ve learned in the process is that homosexuals tend to die very young. I don’t know why this is but I know that it is so. They also have, of course, a whole lot of medical problems. IT costs a fortune to treat someone with AIDS, or a pre-cursor to AIDS....seems to me they all fall ill very young.

    Just my anecdotal experience and it’s rather sad, frankly. You share space with someone and not get an emotional attachment on some level. And with a sister in the hairdressing business, there’s been a lot to learn and so I did.

    It’s just not normal to use the rectum as a sexual repository. They really hate for us to say that and Lord knows the Duck Dynasty guy caught hell for thou shall not tell the truth, thy shall not....that’s the new rule.

    It is absolutely part of Obamacare to include care for AIDS though I think this disease is covered now at any rate.

    It is very, very expensive to treat AIDS. The medicine costs in the thousands, weekly.

    A very preventable disease and you don’t even have to stop the sexual activity that likely caused the AIDS...just use a condom.

    I don’t have an answer because it’s the same old, same old....who has the heart to turn down treatment to somebody obviously suffering?

    That’s not what America is about but it’s why our health care costs are so high.

    Talk amongst yourselves.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 April 2014

    04/06/2014 7:30:47 AM PDT · 53 of 93
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Okay folks I’m here and I listened to the entire Morell interview last week...the man is a liar extraordinaire.

    Sang at 8:30 am mass this morning, Lord I sounded good. Don’t know why but got lots of compliments.

    So got a new dog....JACKIE...whew. She’s four years old, part lab but she’s really a hunting dog and I love her so much words fail me.

    Will have pic later....today, this Morell guy....gets a job with Hillary’s partner...we are to believe that has nothing to do with nothing?

    Did anybody see those talking points he “touched upon”? Lord he changed them more than editor every marked me up, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

    He didn’t want to put all the blame on the State department.

    If congress let’s this liar get away with what he did...even PETRAEUS objected!...then they should all be ashamed of themselves.

    Thank you AB for doing this thread, good morning y’all.

  • Ben Carson Compares Condoleezza Rice To Trayvon Martin

    04/04/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · 11 of 20
    Fishtalk to DManA

    Well you got me laffing out loud and I needed it.

    I’m reading your first post and I’m thinking....wait...isn’t Ben Carson a man?

    anyway, your retort was clever and a chuckle.

  • Rand Paul: GOP Must Get the ‘Door Ajar’ for Minorities, Not be ‘Party of Deportation’

    04/02/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT · 12 of 61
    Fishtalk to E. Pluribus Unum

    This is just something the Political Class does not want to deal with.

    They conveniently forget that we once granted a mass amnesty, this to political promises that it will ever happen again.

    Now they come, not wanting to admit that they lied back then, that they deliberately did not enforce current law as written so that our chicken would be cheap. The Political Class allowed that mass immigration to happen and now we’ve an adult mass of people who were born here and have no legal status. Seems the immigrants came and reproduced. We schooled them and gave them health care with little contribution from them but then we’re nice people here in America.

    But the Political Class wants us to la-di-da be nice guys and grant them all amnesty and things will be okay for another 25 years or so. And here we are, boobs all, that want the immigration laws straightened out before making new ones, we want the laws that exist, ENFORCED, we want to discuss this in a national dialogue.

    And they call us nuts because we won’t be fooled twice.

    well all we can do is refuse to support it until the whole can of worms is dealt with fairly and squarely.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 9:19:02 AM PDT · 115 of 154
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    For the last five years we’ve owed no income taxes as our money sat in a 401K and we collected disability.

    I sure don’t mind paying my taxes as, God bless, almost $8K of that money was money coming IN from gains in the stock market. IE....my “accountant” and I both knew I would owe this so decision was to keep it in the 401K and withdraw when due.

    course now I gotta do the quarterly deposit.

    Here’s my bigger point....I am, believe it or not, an ACCOUNTANT.

    Made my living at it, worked at hospitals, gubmint contractors....specialty is payroll in fact so I unnerstand withholdings, quarterly deposits....did it all.

    But serious RG, the taxes today are so out of control that I just can’t do it anymore.

    My husband’s brother, thank God, is a CPA and he does my taxes for me....it would be a fortune to have to hire someone to do it. He’s really great at it and is a real Tea Party type floating in the jetsam and flotsam of Massachusetts’ governance. Remember my beloved husband made me look like a left-winger with his curmudgeon political views so too is his brother from that same mold.

    he knows I am target for an IRS audit, I can feel it deep in my bones....already Delaware’s trying to pass a law against me but it’s boring....but anyway....I shall pay every damn penny I owe and will follow all laws, mostly, to the hilt.

    Cause they’re out to get us, call me nuts.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 7:35:11 AM PDT · 89 of 154
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    So I put a period where a comma ought to have been.

    I paid almost ten thousand dollars to the feds and almost two thousand to the state of Delaware.

    Don’t even ask me about my new quarterly deposits I must make.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 5:35:21 AM PDT · 24 of 154
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    So I wrote a column. Well I’m always writing stuff, it’s what I do.

    But while I was writing that column my heart took hold of me and I let it all hang out.

    For Delaware is evidently a “test” state for those Communists in the White House to ram through all kinds of legislation nobody wants that will ties our heads and hands with endless red tape.

    Like the song goes.

    THIS law, after weeks of every kind of gun law known to man being proposed and local citizens yelling and screaming to stop them , including me...man Markell, with an IQ of maybe 50 or so, and Beau Biden who’s had THREE strokes and jabbers and Carper who I hear has Alzenheimers are all determined to grant Obama his due.

    The law is the so-called “Charity bill” and folks, it’s nothing but the IRS being sicced on such as Tea Party groups only on a local level.

    EVEN A PANHANDLER would be subject to charity regulations according to the endless rules and procedures that will stop us for the never ending paperwork.

    Now PAC’s are exempt from Delaware’s proposed charity law, understand, but an organization like “Pat Fish’s group of Blog readers” would be subject to endless rules, lists of all donors, their jobs, their religion, when they lost their virginity, the CEO and CFO and Janitor.

    Somewhere in the bill is the establishment of a Bureau of Funny Walks.

    Endless, the law is endless and brutal. The people here went nuts.

    The Wise I got just sooooooo upset I was crying. WHY IS MY COUNTRY DOING THIS TO ME?

    So I wrote the column, link below for those interested.

    http://www.delawarepolitics.net/delaware-politics-and-tidbits-read-it-and-weep-the_3-18-14___edition/

    The Runaway Delaware Law Makers Are At It Again! Now they want to police the charities, which would include all Tea Party organizations for a start!


    At one point in the column I got a bit emotional but just damn, it was all Democrats who introduced this bill and I asked, HOW CAN THEY LIVE WITH THEMSELVES???

    For it is THEIR children who will be hampered and tied by the bills they la-di-da pass today for Obama who will go down in history as the second worst president ever, Carper who jabbers, Markell who plays solitaire all day, Coons who never worked a day in his life and Beau Biden who is not functioning at full capacity.

    Well I didn’t say the above but just for insider info, thank me very much.

    One of the groups I quasi belong to-Campaign for Liberty-Rand Paul’s group, is very active here in Delaware and very successful at exposing these guys to the light of day.

    The guy at the head of the CFL gave us the names and phone numbers of those Dems who sponsored that bill for the Village Idiots and so I called every one of them and asked them WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? Delaware citizens are not storming their phone lines demanding all this stupid info on charities here in Delaware, names of every one who ever bought a girl scout cookie, they should be ashamed of themselves.

    So Senator Brian Townsend of Wilmington….he called me back for the message I left him.

    “You left me a very nice message so while I am not your representative, I wanted to call you personally and discuss this with you,” he said one sunny afternoon of his call.

    He read my column is what he did but I did leave a nice message but so….

    “You need to understand that there have been many amendments made to this bill and it’s not near as lengthy and involved as the one you read,” he said.

    How would I know that except they’ve been getting angry calls and they’re scared to death….that’s the ticket and I knew it.

    “I’m not buying any of it,” I said, not knowing Sen. Townsend from anybody but I hear he’s a big deal guy up north that should be part of Philadelphia.

    “Listen, I know it’s a bit wordy but we’re fixing it,” he said, with a sigh.

    He was a really nice guy, he was defending his party’s vote, he KNEW, he KNEW it was wrong and it would be HIS children affected, just trust I knew what was going through this man’s mind. Because I was right, they were holding their cheeks and bending over for Markett/Obama and screw future generations needing to live with this mess.

    Because Markell calls up whoever is leader up there and says he just got a call from the White House to push through this charity bill and it will stop citizens from free speech and assembly that Citizens United allowed, just put it up for vote.

    And they say….ok, we’ll do this….it’s small matter.

    ONLY IT’S NOT SMALL MATTER! It’s taking away my freedom and WHY IS MY COUNTRY DOING THIS TO ME?

    Well the above was the gist of our conversation and by the time I got done Townsend was sighing, trying to assure me that the legislators were going to drastically change the bill, that it’s not as bad as I think…..

    “I ain’t buying it,” I said, softly, because I knew that HE knew that it was crap and he was weakly trying to justify crap that would affect HIS children and know that my Delaware column is read by everybody in Delaware, including Markell if he could read.

    Townsend sighed….I was quite emotional.

    We talked about a half hour...hey I reached across the aisle. And I really think I made a difference. Though it might be wishful thinking.

    Those people in the Ruling Class need to be reminded, by the human beings they seek to control, that what they are doing as a political favor for slobbering and retarded politicos affects ordinary law-abiding people like me.

    They need to hear us sob.

    We shall see….we shall see what Delaware State Senator Townsend does.

    I think I moved the guy and all by being sincere and saying the truth.

    Those guys rarely meet sincerity, got to illustrate every once in a while.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 4:52:08 AM PDT · 12 of 154
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    RIGHT RG!

    What is this all about? Not that I have a problem with catching thieving criminals.

    And I am FURIOUS, FURIOUS, over Reid’s denial of calling people complaining about health care LIARS and I expect to see Boehner, McConnel (ESPECIALLY MCCONNELL) all over the shows this morning taking Reid to task.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 4:49:30 AM PDT · 11 of 154
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, all.....

    ...supposed to sing this morn but went to church yesterday as I had to speak from the pulpit for the annual Catholic appeal. Also attended potluck supper in my position as “Rediscover Catholicism” facilitator with granddaughter after so not going to sing today....the choir will have to survive without me.

    Got a really good story about a most interesting , MOST INTERESTING, conversation I had with a Delaware DEMOCART State Senator. It’ll make you cry and bear in mind...HE CALLED ME!

    Just a tease.

    Still wondering where is da plane.

    Went to an Obamacare meeting last week, yes I did, wrote a column about it, maybe later.

    Sent in my income tax of $9.450 to the feds which was about enough to pay for one night of Moochelle’s stay in China.

    Keep me posted....now let me read Bray’s efforts.

  • Missing MH370: Pet Fish Pines for Missing Owner's Return

    03/24/2014 5:29:47 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    Fishtalk to nickcarraway

    my REAL name is Pat Fish. serious.

    I saw this headline and almost passed out that here I am a headline on FreeRepublic!

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT · 98 of 104
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    He does a great job.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 11:44:59 AM PDT · 92 of 104
    Fishtalk to mountainfolk

    I would love a collie and have no problem with brushing and grooming.

    Don’t want a dog that jumps high, really don’t want a small dog. I think i am going to end up with a mutt. I am so okay with that.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT · 89 of 104
    Fishtalk to pugmama

    Your name tells me all i need to know.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 10:40:49 AM PDT · 85 of 104
    Fishtalk to Unrepentant VN Vet

    Thank you Mr Vet....for the suggestion cause you got it. Out there is a dog, maybe two, who need me and who will spend the rest of both their and my lives with me.

    I can feel it in me bones. Shall go slow and easy but he or she or them....they’re out there.

    ;)

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 10:32:42 AM PDT · 83 of 104
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    OMG....speaking of that horrible Jimmy Carter

    ...he’s been bribed to write a book and now he champions the roll of women. I’m nodding, all happy, well hey, maybe he changed in his old age, I ponder.

    The images shown are of black women obviously in Africa somewhere. I wait to see the Muslims for surely, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost the man didn’t mean to exclude Muslims in those who mistreat women? Surely?

    The he says, get this....”They see the Pope get on TV and say women can’t serve and they say, well I’ll treat my woman however I want.”

    HE BLAMED THE POPE!

    Not a Muslim one.

    He got paid big Saudi oil money to write that book....use this traitor’s “stature” to promote the subugation of women in the world on the Christians.

    The audacity.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT · 80 of 104
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Ok....did my kitchen puttering, got a personal note, please indulge.

    Many of you “know” my dog, at least from my now ten years of posting anecdotes about her.

    I had to have her put to sleep this past Friday. Do not cry for me though of course I am sad. She began to collapse and looked extremely dizzy. Excessive panting, constant thirst, deteriorating hips....well yon pet owners know the score.

    The act of the needle was but a 20 minute affair, not traumatic, calm, I held her head in my hands. The really difficult thing is living without her, Lord it’s brutal.

    Frist, I am 64 years old and HAVE NEVER EVER LIVED WITHOUT A DOG!

    Seriously, this is the first time....never, not even a day, from childhood through now.

    Thus I am going to obtain another dog and right soon. Jo-Ann is up with Billy and Lord in a year’s time I have lost a husband, a cat and now a dog. I think it’s time to stop.

    I am willing to take a dog up to three years old...not adamant about a puppy. I will even take TWO dogs if they have been raised together and if neither of them are not a behavior problem.

    Ideal scenario would be somebody who passed away and left two dogs behind, somebody had to move, that sort of thing. I prefer two dogs and, in fact, have always pretty much had two dogs except Jo-Ann’s last five year if y’all remember the story of Jo-ann’s attack by other dogs and transition to strange dog who can’t be with other dogs.

    As for breed, I really really would like a dog of some substance....in other words a Yorkie just won’t do it, no offense to Yorkie’s.

    Yet I don’t want a Rottweiler and honestly I don’t want another Jo-Ann...Balgian Malinois, one of the most difficult of breeds to raise. No German shepherd.

    I guess a dog about the size of a Boxer.

    In the end I think I will end up with a mutt and you know what? That’s just fine with me.

    Suggestions, ideas, welcome.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · 77 of 104
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    Quick compilation of thoughts as I watch MTP on dvr.

    Andrea Mitchell, man that witch needs to go. The White House must call her up and ask her to please blame Europe for Russia’s aggression and so she does! Come on, you mean it never occurred to her that maybe OBAME could lead the way? It’s simply not believable, she’s on somebody’s payroll.

    Meanwhile over in another corner a black legislator, didn’t catch his name, but he drones on and on about children being still hungry while we sit and constantly talk about Obamacare.

    In yet another corner, Kasich….the most middle-of-the-road piece of jelly around, says, to my lying ears, that “Obamacare will likely not implode on itself.” Oh yes it will, idiot. You wait until those employer mandates go into effect. That was a really dumb thing to say but then again he’s a Republican.

    -some guy from New York...maybe the mayor, please forgive, chimes in about his informal strolling around poll amongst New Yorkers, few of whom are even American, as he asks them how they like Obamacare and all of them, ALL of them he says, loved Obamacare.

    All righty then, we have science to a T on that one.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 8:53:41 AM PDT · 69 of 104
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass

    Below part of the text from his email. Poor guy, he fell out of the sky, walks with some big cane, talks like Krauthammer so I think he has oxygen or something, hard to talk to on the phone....got himself involved with a young girl. He is still an acting councilman so I have to criticize him. His opponent in the upcoming primary came to my house and I interviewed him....tried to swing my guy’s way.


    Tell you what, I will give you a blow-by-blow of what happened at the GOP Headquarters that day as I recall, but I’d like a promise from you that you will not use it or redistribute without my permission. I just haven’t thought through the ramifications and I may even have to consult my attorneys since the muzzle they put on me is stifling. Yet I do want the truth in the hands of a responsible Christian.

    He now calls it OUR book so hey....frankly he’s almost good enough to write it himself but he needs me to do it.

    and I will. You guys will love it.

    As for the Sheriff, well I interviewed him too as I love the guy. Still and so....the story of the Sheriff, the testicles and the Georgetown GOP....you know it’s a good one.

    Although I will never be able to share with y’all. At least until OUR book comes out.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:53:59 AM PDT · 11 of 104
    Fishtalk to shalom aleichem

    Yeah that’s another thing, that disgraceful sack of crap goes overseas and uses his questionable “stature” to verify the elections of dictators and despots.

    Like I said, I STILL think Carter is the WORST president ever. Soon Obama will take the prize.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:49:36 AM PDT · 9 of 104
    Fishtalk to Eric in the Ozarks

    Jimmy Carter turned me, boom, from a liberal to a conservative and honestly I STILL think he is the worse president ever.

    Obama’s bad, yeah, but the Dems learned a thing about PR from Carter.

    Never let anything you do or legislate affect the public such as long gas lines and 17% interest rates. I remember staring out into the sky during Carter-the year my only child was born in fact, and scared out of my mind that I ouldn’t get gas and would lose my house to have to pay 19% interest for another one.

    Obamacare is Obama’s gas lines. When the employer mandate kicks in it will be his exorbitant mortgage interest rates.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT · 8 of 104
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good post Bray. Keep up the thought and illustrative prose, social media and the Internet in general is our only hope.

    Still working on my Blog....writing a book on the Sussex council guy who kicked the Sheriff in the testicles, fell out of the sky, got involved with a young girl who later accused him of rape and whose claim to fame is bringing Christine O’Donnell to Delaware. A controversial and colorful figure....he sent me an email about “our” book...heh. Well you got to smile, I guess I’m going to be doing this.

    I am drop dead serious to find out all about COD and that campaign and he promised to tell me the story of the Sheriff and the testicles....SOON. Says his lawyer has him shut up tighter than a drum so I got to promise not to reveal.

    which I will not.

    The things I am learning about this journalistic biz are amazing.

    People send me thumb drives anonymously in the mail, private messages on Facebook....give you an example when I get back.

    This week I am still trying to find DA PLANE as my news junkee mind awakes with each Fox Breaking News that debris was spotted somewhere floating on the oceans and I must be updated.

    Hand to God strolled along mine own Atlantic ocean last week and could swear I saw a wing from that plane. Was going to call it in but figured CNN was on it.

    Also watching Russia closely and know that next week Russia will probably have taken over the Ukraine....I predict.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · 6 of 104
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All....

    Singing in church this morn, be back later, keep up the chatter that I may catch up.

    Thank you AB for doing this thread.

  • American Idol 2014--Live Thread

    03/21/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · 4,815 of 5,906
    Fishtalk to miserare

    By chance I dropped in , this after watching DVR on the most recent competition show and the results.

    I really like who got sent home, she stayed too long as I see it.

    Had to put down my dog today, do not cry for me, it was time though yeah....the needle didn’t hurt me to watch so much as adjusting to life without her.

    Got big, big things going on in my life....my own Blog, big influence on local politics.

    If you will indulge, below a post to my Blog post on the dog, hope you don’t think it’s flippant how it’s done.
    Our beloved dog, Jo-Ann, is no longer with us. I, Gerald, a cat with a Blog, will help the mistress with her sorrow as I narrate the whole truth about the dog.

    http://patfish.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/in-memory-of-jo-ann-the-dog/

    Also, again indulge me and forgive SJ I don’t want to step on your toes, but a link to my column that has them roiling and boiling here in Delaware. It’s all local stuff but note how Delaware seems to be some kind of test state to see how much the libs can get us down.

    Got big things going and working it through, yeah I’m bragging, but in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, God has a plan for me and so we shall see.


    Delaware teachers pass “no confidence” on Common Core implementation and Delaware Supreme courts returns 2nd amendment rights to residents of public housing….Tasty Tidbits on Smyk, Simpler and much more.
    http://www.delawarepolitics.net/delaware-politics-and-tidbits-read-it-and-weep-the_32014-___edition/

    PS, I read all your posts too, and sometimes steal one of SJ’s pics.

  • American Idol 2014--Live Thread

    03/21/2014 5:40:00 AM PDT · 4,807 of 5,906
    Fishtalk to ken5050

    Hiya Ken, SJ....

    I am typing this post early in the am as I watch the DVR of both the performances and the elimination show.

    I really wanted to get on this thread and tell you all about how, sometimes in mid of night, I watch the AI shows and follow this thread, every word and every pic....thank you all. Just so you know.

    Of course I have to be careful what part of the thread I key in on so I won’t have a spoiler but you guys need to know how much I enjoy your comment and SJ....you are precious.

    Thank you all and know that I’m out here, reading you guys and loving it. Also writing my Blog as always.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT · 127 of 258
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Since this is a Sunday morning talk show thread, let me talk about a Sunday morning talk show.

    For it was perchance that I switched to CBS and there was Face the Nation. They had some Indian guy on there talking about the airplane so I wanted to hear.

    Guy gets to say about one sentence before the very up to date Bob Schieffer cuts him off and says, I am not making this up...

    “Let’s talk about Syria,” he says and with that I threw down my dish towel and screamed to the cats...”BY ALL MEANS LET’S TALK ABOUT SYRIA”....sheesh, I mean Syria is all in the news this week in front of missing airplanes and world invasions.

    It was just so obvious that somebody at CBS wanted this on the air and it’s so freaking lame. I switched the channel in exasperation.

    NEXT week I might want to talk about Syria but CBS thought it should be front and center and THIS is what’s wrong with the media.

    I suspect they got a memo from the White House but I dunno.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT · 116 of 258
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I mean, indulge me as I point on this common sense cap....

    ...a satellite somewhere can find my Jeep....boom, wherever it is...in what? Seconds?

    Please do not mock my simplicity here but we got Robert, an engineer who can write for God’s sakes...that’s something new....who is essentially saying the same thing. Are we to keep on believing they do not know where this big jet is?

    We all sit around and twiddle our thumbs but you know somebody somewhere knows what happened to that Jet....

    I think the affected gubmints are working up the spin.

    I thought it cute how quick ole China jumped in alleging some satellite of theirs found the wreckage.

    To me that was advertising and nothing less. Doesn’t China have a flourishing satellite business?

    Lookit, like Rod makes fishing rods and I write satire, we all still got some clues here. I suppose it’s none of our business save for the Americans on board but you got to know THIS administration is up to no good.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 8:00:49 AM PDT · 104 of 258
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    As you make fishing rods so I write my little missives as I Blog.

    Thus it is just as clear to me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT · 103 of 258
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    Did anybody see a Fox morning report of some administrator in California, supervises three schools, gets an annual salary of $600,000.

    How can they possibly justify such a thing?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · 101 of 258
    Fishtalk to robert14

    I understand most of what you wrote. I completely understand the “event” pings under ACRS and the fact that a ping was never sent when the gear dropped down because, per your theory, the gear never dropped down.

    I kind of understand the AHM thing, the subscription service, the fact that never mind if the airline has the subscription service, the pings still go to Boeing.

    Are you asking why Boeing does not volunteer this info? Or did Boeing volunteer and at this point my Blogging mind is overwhelmed by the engineering part of it?

    Still and so, what a great post....great explanation....and I believe your theory is the one that makes the most sense.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT · 62 of 258
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass

    You make me smile....as always.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 7:18:47 AM PDT · 60 of 258
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    So okay....here’s my story about how this humble Blogger changed a local politoco’s way of thinking.

    He’s a former State trooper...name Steve Smyk. Man he’s got spies everywhere, probably somebody reading this. Heh.

    He has a morning meeting once a month, like they do and which I steadfastly and with purpose attend, even at seven in the am, because I like to make them nervous and I do.

    Smyk is my Delaware state representative, we being in a new district as this wonderful place known as Sussex county Delaware and the Blue Bloods up north took their crayons and began scrawling out new districts and I ended up in one.

    Nobody knows where Smyk came from, outta nowhere like the Wilmington Blue Blood Republicans like to do. So I decided to find out as this guy does represent me.

    First thing he proposes a bill to make secret compartments in our cars illegal.

    I’m serious. It’s complicated but Smyk phrases it as a “tool” for law enforcement. Like all laws they want to hold us down with, this is a law that was never clamored for in Delaware but I dunno, just throwing it out there, maybe the police union wants it to make their jobs easier that they may enjoy more donuts while they throw me in jail for....I am not making this up....HAVING A SECRET COMPARTMENT IN MY JEEP THAT MIGHT BE USED TO TRANSPORT ILLEGAL DRUGS.

    I don’t have to tell you folks that we just don’t need more laws and right there I am suspicious of Smyk.

    Then he proposes a law to put mandatory breathalyzers in cars and now I see Teabaggers silmutaneously forced to get brotholyzers while getting audited by the IRS.

    So I write a FACEBOOK post mind you, NOT on my Blog, about Monty Python’s famous “Bureau of Funny Walks”...I know you all know about this cause somebody here put up a link to a video of this skit last time I mentioned on this thread.

    I note that Representative Smyk is so nuts about politce tools that he’d probably love the Bureau of Funny Walks, boom, everybody must register their walk with the bureau and donut munching cops will know it was them that robbed the bank for the funny walk of the perp.

    SATIRE...it’s satire.

    So last Tuesday at 7 in the am, indeed in the middle of the damn nite, I am sitting in front of Smyk at the Surf Bagel right across from my church (Smyk IS a member of my church btw).

    He is talking about something and, as is my wont, I comment.

    He gets this real nasty look on his face as I must suppose my comment made him angry.

    “I know you call me a nut in your most recent Blog post,” he said, out of nowhere and causing me to wonder what the hell he’s talking about.

    “I don’t read your Blog,” he expanded lest those in attendance, all three of them, would think he sits around and reads my Blog. “But people tell me things.”

    Well this was a Facebook post and I do think Steve is a friend of mine on Facebook and I’m thinking that HE read it and didn’t like my mockery.

    And so I am boohooing all over the place for hurting his widdle feelings but these politicos have GOT to stop regarding us people who carry this country on our backs as tools for their own advancement through laws that weigh us down.

    It’s my mission, God has a plan for me, I am guided by my Lord Jesus Christ and I won’t mention this again.

    MY SATIRE HURT HIM TO THE QUICK!

    Well that’s why God made satire, right?

    Also, really in a Blog post, I did state that Smyk seems to like the police union more than his constituents cause didn’t the guy go and vote for minimum wage and I know his constituents didn’t want that. I was at yet another mid of night meeting where several local business owners came and TOLD HIM A HIGH MINIMUM WAGE WOULD HURT THEM!

    At this past meeting he goes on and on and on about he is a champion of his constituents....he did, you should smile, protest a bit too much.

    This is how I am making change guys!

    So a new newsletter comes out for the Delaware Republican minority and there’s yet another stupid law these out of control legislators want to enact that no one asked for....called the “illegal porn” act or something.

    If you take a pic of me naked and we break up, should you put that pic on the Internet you can get charged with a felony.

    One can see handily the problems with this law as wow, who broke up when...”Gee I thought we were still together”...”But she ASKED me to put up that pic”....piece of crap.

    Only this time yon ladies and gems, ole Smyk comes out AGAINST this law, at least as quoted in this newsletter as...heh, that’s exactly what my comment was about when he brought it up.

    Yeah, I don’t think Smyk wanted to suffer my wrath.

    Maybe I’m full of myself but no....just one citizen challenging them is MAKING THEM SWEAT!

    Lots more.....lots more....

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 6:59:52 AM PDT · 50 of 258
    Fishtalk to robert14

    Thank you for this. I am in the middle of making chipped beef gravy. I shall read with studied thought within the hour.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT · 46 of 258
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Since you bought it up....Senator Mendenez....y’all know this guy likes to make dirty little trips to the Dominican Republic and indulge himself in young 14 year old girls?

    And they have the NERVE to bring this guy out to speak for them?

    Obama’s desperate.

    My Fly on the Wall Blog post digs deeper into this.

    http://patfish.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/why-no-lewinsky-in-election-against-hillary/
    NEW! The Fly-on-the-Wall reveals how it REALLY came about. This week, why the GOP is going along with that ridiculous notion of avoiding Lewinsky discussion during Hillary’s upcoming presidential campaign.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · 44 of 258
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Heh.....thank you AB....I did not know that.

    In fact my offer INCLUDED a Blog where nobody could comment.

    It’s because they use comments to intimidate writers.

    No edits, no comments....that’s my rule. AND HE ACCEPTED IT!

    What did Lacey Say?

    Cause she’s got an interesting history. Now she’s running for Governor of all things. So far I really like her but she’s taking it slow and measured.

    I already met her and her campaign manager for lunch, did a column on her.

    Got her working on Common Core....she’s got a daughter round Kaitlyn’s age.

    I suspect I will be dealing with Lacey more in the future....and I look forward to it.

    How my Mike Castle suggestion?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 5:55:34 AM PDT · 19 of 258
    Fishtalk to RayChuang88

    Morning RC....

    Indeed I think the recent Sink election in Florida was it? The Dems threw millions at that race.

    Sink got sunk.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 5:49:01 AM PDT · 14 of 258
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    So my editor wants to break bread with me this week.

    He’s a Dover councilman and just got home from serving in Afghanistan. I love him and I don’t normally like editors.

    Wish me luck but I think I am going for this big time.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 5:44:30 AM PDT · 10 of 258
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Heh. It’s ok AB...just ribbing ya...letting you know how anxious we await the thread.

    ;)

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014

    03/16/2014 5:32:47 AM PDT · 7 of 258
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All.

    Am here all morning with you guys.

    Thank you AB for doing this thread, though sometimes you are a minute or two late....I am a patient soul.

    ;)

    Anyway, Big, big news here for the Blue Bloods are rocking and rolling over my column. Got an offer to fly solo, including financing.

    It’s what I was born to do.

    For the fun of it, check out my most recent column....they loved it.

    Even though this is local politics in Delaware, you guys will for sure know some of the politicos mentioned in this column....read my tease.

    Put off offers until June as I am still in a learning curve but guys I have changed the behavior or some of those politicos and I am proud of myself. Later in the thread I’ll give some edxamples.

    As for this week, guys I am super intrigued by this missing airplane! Yeah I’m a news junkee, that’s part of it.

    But there’s something really weird about this.

    Also, Obama changed the ACA again!

    How long does he get away with this?


    The FIRST Delawarepolitics.net official gossip and speculation column, sanctioned by The Wise I and you know this is bound to get me in trouble. Who the hell is running against Coons and Carney? I got a perfect, PERFECT idea of who should run against Carney. More gossip and tidbits and snark,than your sensibilities can handle. Stay away if squeamish.
    http://www.delawarepolitics.net/delaware-politics-and-tidbits-read-it-and-weep-the-3-14-14_edition/

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 March 2014

    03/09/2014 3:08:48 PM PDT · 215 of 218
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    I just had to phrase it that way for effect.

    Missed the 200!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 March 2014

    03/09/2014 10:28:12 AM PDT · 188 of 218
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative

    I’m listening to Peter King now....jerk.

    So done all cooking duties, ready for nap. Let me tell my story.

    Tis on Facebook. No wait....background. I have two beloved nieces, not perfect people but really nice girls. Took care of them when I was a young teenager, love them greatly. These nieces are now entering their 50’s.

    One niece...we’ll call T, is “dating” and older guy. Well he’s 65 and she’s 50....it’s not an absurd age difference but T always like older guys....first marriage guy thirty years older than her. Whatever.

    Niece filed bankruptcy and got a boob job with the proceeds....hey, she was like 18, her older husband did the deed but note that T is concerned with her boobs. Of late she’s been terrified of going through menopause and ingests any meds a doc will give her to stop the process.

    Her boyfriend, he’s a nice guy, at least on the surface. By me he’s an old guy who likes young girls with big tits and he will NEVER marry T.

    I already unfriended T’s boyfriend as...guys, he is a radical lib and right there you know he’s a dumbbell. He would respond to my posts with silly lib claptrap I just don’t like the guy, gives me the creepazoids.

    So I’d written a post about being on jury duty cause guys....and for TWO long days just sitting around....but the county got me off their backs for a couple of weeks. T copied my post, to tell me her jury story, which was intriguing, btw. So this let’s creepy boyfriend respond and guess what he says?

    “They would have kept you off of jury duty if they knew you were such an extremist.”

    Yeah, he typed that...in public. The lib talking point.

    My name is NOT Dubya. I will not remain silent and ignore such name calling. It affects how people think and if you don’t respond, people think it’s true. I do NOT build bombs in my garage. Timothy McVeigh was an extremist; the Shoe Bomber was an extremist.

    I work WITHIN our political system and to call me that name is right out of the Alinsky playbook.

    Guys, that creepy lib jerk is NOT going to get away with it.

    So I unfriended him, her, my other niece...yada yada cause it just seems my politics are over the head of my family, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

    My OTHER niece called me, this after two weeks and I’d left an angry message on T’s phone. I knew it was strange she wasn’t calling me back.

    Where it stands now....somehow, someway I’ll make up with T. According to other niece, creepy boyfriend supposedly heartily apologized, said he didn’t mean anything so harsh.

    If this guy weren’t such a big lib I might believe him. “I don’t watch Fox news,” my niece told me once, “because I don’t think it would be allowed.”

    Serious....creepy boyfriend does not let her watch Fox....yep...libs way of handling truth, avoid it all together.

    I don’t want to be around this guy. Also T tells me she might vote for Hillary next election.

    Here’s my new rule, anyone....and I mean ANYONE...who tells me that he or she voted for Hillary, I will never speak to them again in my life.

    Oh sure, vote for who you want, but anyone who would pull the lever for a woman who ignored desperate cries for help, a woman who could DO such a thing....

    ....well that fact tells me a lot about that person and I don’t have to associate with someone embracing such cruelty.

    Anyway, opinions, thoughts welcome.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 March 2014

    03/09/2014 9:40:21 AM PDT · 175 of 218
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative

    Recipe I had a lot of mushrooms in it. I think it came from Rocklobster as he’s the master cook on this thread.

    Anyway, been listening to CPAC this week, gotta laff at Christie for here’s my promise to y’all....if Christie gets the nomination I shall drop out of the Repub party and hey, I will personally begin a third party right here in Sussex.

    That’s my line, Christie. Everybody’s got a line. That’s mine.

    The talk snooze this week is how CPAC only represents a small portion of the Republican party, that it does not deserve all the attention paid to it, these are not the people going to win it for the Republicans, America is filled with folks with issues that aren’t solved by far ring of the party...on and on....and on.

    They are so freaking scared of us. We are the Nixon “Silent Majority” of the “Vast Wasteland” of the fifties. We’re out here, they know it. For if the Blue Blood pubs are worried about us, the Democrats are really spooked. The Blue Bloods can quick abandon one talking point for another and claim they had to do what they did or get totally blocked out. The liberal Dems though....no excuse for their nonsense...changing Senate rules for Obama, calling hones struggling Americans “liars”.

    Now they got to go out and call this recent meeting of those who will soon be heading the Republican party should it continue to exist just a right wing bunch of nut cases.

    Which reminds me, I got a good personal story happened just recently....family matter but also very political.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 March 2014

    03/09/2014 8:58:31 AM PDT · 128 of 218
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative

    Morning SC, all.....back from church. Granddaughter insists on singing with the choir and she does.

    anyway...catching up. Wanted to mention that somebody here gave me a recipe for mac and cheese, included a lot of mushrooms.

    Made it yesterday. It was great. Writing a Blog post about it.