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  • BREAKING NEWS: Dramatic end to Sydney siege as police storm cafe with guns and stun grenades

    12/15/2014 8:11:16 AM PST · 54 of 215
    Fishtalk to dead

    Well you made me laugh out loud.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Dramatic end to Sydney siege as police storm cafe with guns and stun grenades

    12/15/2014 8:09:21 AM PST · 50 of 215
    Fishtalk to Steely Tom

    I think your suggestion is cruel and unusual punishment, you should be ashamed.

    Next I suppose you think he should be deprived of sleep and forced to listen to Taylor Swift songs all day.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 December 2014

    12/15/2014 6:51:57 AM PST · 123 of 123
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Actually his first name is the same as a dead Beatle’s first name.....specifically.,..


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 December 2014

    12/14/2014 12:46:20 PM PST · 114 of 123
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass

    Dick Cheney wins Sunday political talk show guest of week, disdains comparison of CIA to Japanese during WWII. Then guess who compares CIA to Japanese during WWII? Hint, he’s from Cheney’s own political party. All the lowdown nice and condensed for yon reader by The Wise I.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 December 2014

    12/14/2014 8:47:58 AM PST · 97 of 123
    Fishtalk to All

    So another priest in the Wilmington diocese has died and another was called home to be with a dying father. Presiding priest at mass this morning announced about the advent penance service was this coming Wednesday and he didn’t care how many more priests died the service would go on.

    “If I have to pronounce universal absolution I shall do so,” he muttered and the congregation kind of giggled.

    We’re all still hurting a little bit over the death of a priest during a parishioner’s memorial service, of all things, but we’re healing.

    A couple in a class I led over a Catholic book the parish sponsored stopped by to say to me. I told them I was the mass when Father Mark passed and they shrugged, offered their experience with Father Mark.

    “If you gonna go, that’s the way I’d wanna do it,” the husband said with a tight smile.

    Well Father Mark did just, boom, drop dead, literally before he hit the floor and yeah, we all decided that’s how we wanna go.

    Father Jim, today’s mass presider, made us smile tight smiles again with his gauntlet tossed down that damn the dead priests, penance would go on!

    Meanwhile, way I figure, Father MArk’s up in heaven (I was told by somebody that priests go right to heaven, do not pass go) laughing that he died the best possible way, no pain, directly in a church, during a memorial service already in process. Said memorial service being for a co-choir mate and now Father Mark-who also could carry a tune- and Merle are in heaven singing away.

    Anyway, just an anecdote, yon reader should insert smile here. Thanks for indulging me.

    Watching Karl Rove now on Fox News Sunday-on DVR-....I don’t trust that guy as far as I can throw him. and you know he’s all cbusy promoting ole Jeb Bush, dontcha?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 December 2014

    12/14/2014 5:56:32 AM PST · 17 of 123
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All....

    Singing at the 10 am mass this morn so I am leaving soon.

    Not much going on here, thank goodness. Boring is better than emotional chaos.

    As always, thank you AB for doing this thread, thank all yon commenters for your wisdom.

    Will be back later...still trying to wrap my mind around those guys in the GOP and why on earth they approved that budget.

    Thus I will be watching the talk shows closely this morn.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 December 2014

    12/07/2014 1:27:48 PM PST · 219 of 237
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    My man Rush Limbaugh blows them away on Fox News Sunday. Wife of Eric Garner tells it like it was. Mayor de Blasio continues to throw cops under the bus. Much more.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 December 2014

    12/07/2014 9:30:17 AM PST · 180 of 237
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Such a good post. Every word the truth.

    All should read it again.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 December 2014

    12/07/2014 9:24:58 AM PST · 179 of 237
    Fishtalk to snugs

    Nice to see you too, Snugs.

    Rush was magnificent.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 December 2014

    12/07/2014 8:45:48 AM PST · 166 of 237
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All...

    Just got back from singing at 10am mass.

    Yesterday sang at Father Mark’s memorial mass.

    Tomorrow night singing at The Immaculate Conception Mass.

    Last Monday sang at co-choirmate Merle’s mass, who died of cancer of the jaw. Father Mark died DURING Merle’s memorial mass.

    Wrote a tribute to Father Mark and a parishioner complained, wrote on my Delaware Blog.

    so I took it down.

    Yesterday was Kaitlyn’s birthday party and also Father Mark’s memorial mass.

    Had a new priest this morning to substitute for Father Mark.

    If I seem like I’m lost in my words....forgive me. It’s been a whirtwind week and let’s forget my Muncheussen daughter REALLY has something on her ovaries, some kind of cyst needs to be removed but Muncheussen, people. It’s all medicine, ER rooms, this doctor, that doctor.

    Hell last week I went to my own doctor once every six months. Lost four pounds, all labs good. Hell I seem to be the only one around that is healthy.

    thank you AB for doing this patient with me. My emotions are raw.

    But I’m okay.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 November 2014

    12/01/2014 1:09:21 PM PST · 107 of 109
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Just got the following by email:

    It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Father Mark Connelly this afternoon. Please keep Father Mark and his family in your prayers. When we have more information on his services we will inform everyone.

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    The Staff at St. Jude The Apostle Church

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 November 2014

    12/01/2014 12:50:19 PM PST · 106 of 109
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!; skinkinthegrass; kabar; Diogenesis; Bernard; shalom aleichem; FreedBird; ...

    I copied AB’s ping list to send this to all of you to, I dunno....share this bit of craziness.

    In one post on the talk show thread I’d written about having to go to a fellow choir member’s funeral, nice guy who lost his battle with cancer of the jaw.

    So today was the funeral mass, choir is singing, sad, sad.

    We hugged the widow, who is also in the choir, sang the prelude....on to communion. The priest was Father MArk, a great guy, gave a great homily in honor of Merle.

    When I sing in the choir I sit in the front row pew directly in front of the priest. Father Mark blessed the bread and wine and was giving out commun ion.

    Suddenly....BOOM! A loud noise. I look directly in front of me, so close I could reach out and touch him, laying on the floor...FATHER MARK DROPPED DEAD!!!!

    All hell broke loose. A doctor came forth and gave him CPR. They tore off his vestments but I ain’t no doctor but I could see he was dead.

    Somebody found a pair of shock paddles, shocked him....nope. father Mark was dead.

    They found a priest from a nearby parish who came over to finish the mass but the Deacon sent him to the hospital to administer last rites. The Deacon finished the mass, they got a Eucharistic minister to finish the communion.

    Paramedics came from all over the place....chaos, with me hanging on to Birdie, our choir conductor, sobbing. “Birdie he can’t be dead!” I kept sobbing.

    “I’ve done CPR on many people and this man’s heart is NOT beating,” Birdie told me, hugging me tight.

    Just got the text message that Father Mark was pronounced dead at shortly after noon today at Beebe Medical Center.

    Just like that, no clutching of his heart for the pain, one long moan he made but somebody told me that was his chest letting out the air in the lungs.

    I’ve known Father Mark for 12 years, since I’ve moved here.

    And he died, dropped dead, right in front of me.

    I’m a mess but I feel like I got to work this out of my psyche.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 November 2014

    11/30/2014 12:58:45 PM PST · 93 of 109
    Fishtalk to All

    t all Ferguson, Missouri all of the time. I’ve got some thoughts on where this is going. Apologies The Wise I Must Make to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 November 2014

    11/30/2014 9:05:29 AM PST · 62 of 109
    Fishtalk to All

    Morning AB, attending the funeral of a former choir member who died last Sunday. He was a handsome man, kind, hard worker. On the Finance council, ran the golf tournament for two years, in the choir, Cantor. His wife also in our choir.

    I did go and visit him about a month ago. I hugged him so long and so hard....he and his wife came to my husband’s funeral.

    The really cruel thing is that Merle got cancer of the jaw. He struggled for over a year, went to Johns Hopkins, lived in Baltimore for a couple of months. They took out his eyes and fellow choir members watched as Merle turned into an almost Zombie and could barely move his mouth to sing.

    I know he’s in Jesus’ arms now but sad he died after so long a fight and in such a horrible way.

    He finally died of starvation, his choice, as his jaw would not move.

    Thanks you AB, for doing this thread....and yon commenters who provide me fodder for my weekly Sunday Talk show column, I’ll post a link to it after I write it.

    This Morial guy, former Mayor of New Orleans, I mean where’d they dig him up?

    Guiliani says that 93% of black people are killed by other black people. Moral 93% of all white people are killed by other white people...what’s the point?


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 9:38:54 AM PST · 93 of 135
    Fishtalk to okie01

    I could not agree more. Excellent analysis.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 5:57:57 AM PST · 12 of 135
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All.

    singing at the 10 am mass for Christ the King this morning.

    will return.

    As always AB, thank you for doing this thread and thank yon commenters who help make me wise.

    I will return so meanwhile keep me up to date.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 8:54:47 AM PST · 124 of 169
    Fishtalk to InterceptPoint

    What you say is sort of my point IP.

    I don’t get this horror at a gubmint shutdown. As I understand some 2 out of three gubmint workers still reported to work. The rest used personal days or were given some sort of leave.

    We didn’t feel the effects of this gubmint shutdown down here in the swamps of Delaware at all.

    They NEVER stop the gubmint checks, do they?

    I’m suspicious that gubmint shutdown horrors, at least as they are currently occurring....are more a liberal/blue blood elite shock and suicidal threat of life going on without the gubmint.

    Remember, the American people are stupid. Many of them do not know they the gubmint is nothing but a bunch of people like themselves, many of them doing much of nothing.

    Let the gubmint be shut down too long and the people get antsy, wondering why the gubmint is involved in our lives so obtrusively anyway.

    Then pundits such as Brit Hume would be out of work and goodness the Blue Blood elite like McConnell and Boehner.

    I just want the truth, cause all I’m hearing about the horror of a gubmint shutdown is smoke and mirrors.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 8:29:50 AM PST · 121 of 169
    Fishtalk to Son House

    Now allow me to charge.

    WHO IS THIS WITCH Sylvia Mathews Burwell and who is she to speak expertly on Obamacare and Jonathan Gruber’s influence?


    “This guy is playing to every fear the Conservatives have about the Affordable Care Act,” Todd says the very dumb broad Burwell.

    She then says that there is bi-partisan support on many things in ACA....insert snort here....and comes up with ending the donut hole!

    Come on, I’ve gone into the donut hole last year and this year, it’s done no such thing...maybe in the future but not et. More lies.

    And who the hell is Todd to say this DEMOCRAT HIURED Gruber guy is playing to anybody’s fears, much less Conservatives?

    Gruber’s telling the damn truth! He ain’t there playing to’s the TRUTH THAT IS THE PROBLEM!

    Okay, taking breath now....will be back.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 8:25:11 AM PST · 118 of 169
    Fishtalk to kabar

    I think you are exactly right cousin Mike.

    I thought it was just me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 8:02:12 AM PST · 95 of 169
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Thanks AB for the expansion.

    I mean if some pundit of another said children should be like olive trees....well maybe but it does read funny.

    And that gospel went over my head with three slaves given “talent” by their master and the last slave returned the talent with a snarky dismissal while the first two slaves doubled their “talent”.

    the priest explained it, sort the effect that we must use our talents and they will grow.

    Or something.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 7:52:50 AM PST · 88 of 169
    Fishtalk to Cheerio

    Somebody help me out here, ...we got Brit Hume all over the place boo-hooing that the Pubs should NOT shut down the gubmint, that they will blamed.

    Why is this a bad thing, this alleged shutting down the gubmint.

    Kabar, help me out here, but exactly what part of the gubmint is shut down? Cause as I see this horror at shutting down the gubmint is a DE Beltway schlubs out here in la-la land are barely affected.

    Where’s the horror that a gate to a national park is locked?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 7:50:15 AM PST · 85 of 169
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    So Fay Voshells tells me that she signed up for FreeRepublic, actually looked it up and got a user name, but can’t sign on now as she has to go to church...silly woman.

    She says that anybody who wants to friend her on Facebook she’d be glad to welcome.

    Jus’ Sayin’.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 7:25:51 AM PST · 69 of 169
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All....

    Just returned from church singing at 8:30 mass. Man today’s gospel made no sense to me. But loved the first reading about the value of a wife.

    Also didn’t get that bit about our children sitting around the table like olive plants....serious, it really said this.

    Everything is fine here, not to worry, been busy but you’ll not get rid of me so easily.

    As always, thank you AB for doing this thread and thank all yon contributors.

    I would note that CNN’s Candy Crowley, the WORST Sunday political moderator now that Gregory of Meet the Press is gone. Heh. Woman only has Democrats on? One of which is Al Franken?

    I must yuk.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 November 2014

    11/02/2014 1:19:53 PM PST · 93 of 115
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Did you know that she’s beautiful and sings opera?

    I love her to bits. She likes me too I think.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 November 2014

    11/02/2014 1:07:34 PM PST · 91 of 115
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Bush, Christy, Paul, Clinton...all of them out touting to be President. Will the Republicans gain the Senate? Lots of talk so let’s dissect…

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 November 2014

    11/02/2014 9:23:01 AM PST · 73 of 115
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I started a new page called “politics by Pat” on Facebook. Link is above. I have no idea how it works, must you befriend me? I dunno.

    I post on it every day and it’s NOT my personal Facebook page.

    In case anyone interested....also my sig line. I clicked on it and it works.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 November 2014

    11/02/2014 9:11:48 AM PST · 71 of 115
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All...

    I am home from singing at the 10am mass. All Souls Day don’t you know.

    Thank you AB for doing this thread and thank you all yon commenters for adding the flavor and depth to the morning debates.

    So I wonder how much money Mary Landrieu got from the Black Caucous or the Senate Democratic PAC for calling her constituents racists and women-haters?

    Because I must suppose that’s all left who will vote for her, silly young liberal women and African Americans.

    Else nobody would say such a thing to slap their own constituency in the face, would they?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2014

    10/26/2014 6:58:17 AM PDT · 29 of 94
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    The highlight of This Week has to be, heh, NM Governor Richardson advising the Dems running for an office to mention the economy, how well the admin is handling Ebola, the war on ISIS and now we have a strategy.


    In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, please let the Dems running for an office follow his advice!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2014

    10/26/2014 6:29:41 AM PDT · 20 of 94
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Couple of items now ...let me catch up.

    Chris he begins his presidential campaign. On Fox News Sunday he did make a good point about the minimum wage but anybody thinks that bridge thing hurt him...maybe in New Jersey but that will be old news by 2016 when Christie runs in the Republican primaries.

    I am making roasted garlic cause I got a HUGE bag of garlic at BJ’s and need something to do with it. House smells like a pizzeria.

    Here’s my prediction.....the whole country sits and waits and watches this Ebola nightmare. We are told that all is under control but as of this writing, FOUR people in America came down with Ebola. Three of them from only ONE infected patient and we must wait to see the damage done by the bowling cool and hip doctor without borders who rode subways all over New York.

    ONE MORE CASE OF EBOLA....that’s my more case of Ebola and I predict the people will take to the streets.

    Oh we won’t go marching up and down Route 1 but you can believe the phone lines of the elected elite will burn up.

    That’s my prediction this week.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2014

    10/26/2014 6:19:17 AM PDT · 18 of 94
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass
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    Above a picture of a single pothole in my flyer. I know who had them fixed, he told me he would. I also got a kind of sneaky notice the day before it happened.

    I WRITE about these people, they want to make me happy.

    Lesson here is how journalism of all kinds affects the political elite.

    I've been hugged and chugged and picked up bodily and now I got my daughter out and flirting, insert smile here.

    Sometimes it goes to your to keep an even keel.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2014

    10/26/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT · 7 of 94
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, all……

    As always, thank you AB, for posting this thread and if you don’t, we catch you. ;)

    Still worried about Ebola here in the swamps.

    Got to share with y’all my story of the potholes….indeed, last week, EVERY ONE OF THEM WERE FIXED IN OUR COMMUNITY!!!

    All day the rollers and big trucks riding around and I’m riding bicycle with dog just full of myself.

    Cause I’d put out a flyer in our community that I was going to fix the potholes and folks, somebody did it and I know it was because of me and I think I know who.

    Oh, and my daughter, yeah the Muncheussen nut job, fell totally in love with our state Senator and now she’s all involved in stuff. On that matter folks, well it’s coming along. Watch Dateline cause for sure her story will on TV. For now the husband is finally gone forever, they live across the road from me and daughter is acting mostly normal.

    Lessee….oh, I got rid of the 98 dog barking laws the elected Elite wanted to pass. I changed the way Sussex county handles land disputes.

    Lessee….what else? THE POTHOLES!

    My neighbors salute me and Jackie when we ride by on the bike. For her part, Jackie insists on using the newly paved parts of the road leaving me to ride the bike in the gravel.

    Anyway, thank you all yon contributors and somebody please tell me why Fox News Sunday is on an hour earlier?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 7:00:30 AM PDT · 46 of 148
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER


    That shrimp alfredo sounds to die for.

    Potato soup will not be done until around 4pm.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 6:17:36 AM PDT · 21 of 148
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good morning AB, all....

    I got something REAL good stemming from the Ebola virus though it shall be tongue in cheek.

    For now, thank you AB for doing this thread and thank you yon contributors for your wise thoughts.

    Making potato soup in the crock pot with frozen hash browns, we shall see, eh?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 October 2014

    10/12/2014 6:06:05 AM PDT · 9 of 73
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All....

    ....singing in choir this morning but have all talk shows on DVR and shall catch up upon return home.

    MEanwhile, a link to my post on re LAST week’s Sunday talk shows.

    Some good gossip on the Sunday Talk Shows this week, one Communist crows about how Ebola brings us closer to his form of government...much more.

    As always, thank you AB, for doing this thread, thanks to all yon amazing contributors and yeah, a big thank you to FreeRepublic for allowing it to happen.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT · 63 of 128
    Fishtalk to Sal

    I second all of that.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 6:39:52 AM PDT · 39 of 128
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    I love the name OBOLA!


    And how about that cracker jack secret service?

    Another respected agency turned to dust by this administration.

    That director, now resigned, said the SS needed to be more like Disney World.

    I am not making this up!

    She said this!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 5:34:42 AM PDT · 19 of 128
    Fishtalk to Bernard

    You’re a nut.

    Good luck.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 5:33:02 AM PDT · 17 of 128
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I’ve often thought the same thing AB.

    Every time I hear that silly mantra “No weapons of mass destruction” I want to scream.


    THAT’s why we went into Iraq....Saddam should have been taken out when the first Bush went in...let’s not forget that Saddam invaded Kuwait.

    Instead, over and over, no weapons of mass destruction. And never does a Republican speak up and mention the lovely Saddam. Why couldn’t a Republican with more than air between the legs ask the dolt mentioning the lack of the effect: “You think we should have left Saddam Hussein in charge?”?

    I’m jus’ sayin’.

    And yeah, that No Fly Zone....wonder how much that cost us taxpayers to keep up.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · 15 of 128
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB....all.

    Not much going on here in the swamps as life goes along as crazy as ever.

    I am super concerned about this Ebola thing and I don’t think I’m alone. This administration has failed at everything to include running the VA, abusing the IRS, rolling out Obama care.

    anyone who thinks this ebola thing won’t get out of control, I got a bridge to

    Anyway, thank you AB, as always, for doing this thread.

    Looking forward to the excellent commentary only available on this thread.

    I’m jus’ sayin’.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 September 2014

    09/28/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT · 87 of 106
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass

    Jane Harmon, on Fox News Sunday....carried on about Eric Holder now I’m ready to puke. Ever notice ole Jane has nicely toned upper arms? She often wears short-sleeves, showing them off.

    She says Holder should have stopped Fast and Furious...started by Dubya...always gotta say that. But he was a great AG, says Harmon....hard to replace.


    So okay, here’s everyone’s job next week. Pay attention to the people around you. I bet we got a bunch of people in our surround who quite like medical attention more than they should.

    Some of them go a bit too closely.

    I was reading an article last week....called WORST 4 PERSONALITY types you meet on the Internet.

    Number one?

    Muncheussen by Internet!

    Guy gives a great detail on how they act....saying they got brain cancer. Writer explains that sometimes these cancer things are just scams to get money but continues in surprise....these are real people who tell you all kind of lies about their health to get your sympathy and attention.

    Anyway....since I been telling my story lots of people telling me of suspicious behavior in folks they know. Oh, and watch those with children! There is Muncheussen by Proxy and this is really bad. In this mothers deliberately make their children sick to get attention.

    And this is what has our own Delaware child people up in arms so you got to know they are on to daughter. Daughter hates them, says she can’t throw up in front of granddaughter, even if she really has to.

    Report back next week and watch Jane Harmon’s arms!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 September 2014

    09/28/2014 9:20:00 AM PDT · 76 of 106
    Fishtalk to patriotspride

    Thanks PP....don’t give me too much sympathy, I might get addicted.

    Sure we all like sympathy, when we need it. Problem with sympathy is that something bad has to be happening to you to earn it.

    Heh....except if you figure out how to get sympathy without bother of any real sickness.....that’s cool.

    So I know I’m on a roll but so okay, laff if you will, but I swear my choir director has Muncheussen’s syndrome.

    Go on....laff. I’m up on this stuff.

    Okay, there was the Easter vigil they had to take him our of church DURING THE CEREMONY! Serious, pulled him out from behind the organ and had an ambulance quietly waiting, had a sugar reading of over 700!

    He is frequently sick, misses practice....abnormally so.

    He comes to practice with a big brace, tells us about a sore that won’t heal, limps around. I cluck worriedly as do other choir members.

    Last year, at Christmas no less, he tells us he fell down and broke his freaking hip! I had a Christmas party at my house for the choir and figured he wasn’t coming. But he lopes up my driveway, broken hip and all, carrying a big cold cut platter and some rolls.

    Last week Father Jim says he must come to meeting for big Catholic thing raising money. Todd and Father Jim do not get along. Suddenly Todd has a big flu, misses the meeting and last week’s practice.

    Today, get this, he comes over, big goofy smile on his face. He plays the organ, up on the sacristy, and the choir sits in the first three rows of pews.

    He walks over and tells us....heh, that he fell and broke three ribs yesterday! Tells us he’s all doped up on Percoset...yada, yada.

    I’m serious....something not right about this guy.

    But yeah, I know I got it on my mind but come on, can you even walk with a broken hip?

    And as for the big sugar level at Easter Vigil, lookit, Muncheussen people....they got to get sick IN FRONT OF PEOPLE!

    It would not do for Todd to go to the hospital as soon as he couldn’t see anything but blurs....need big deal, remove from the altar, congregation oohs.

    Hey, I dunno but serious....

    ....I bet there’s a whole lot of these people walking around.

    I’ll try not to get too carried away.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 September 2014

    09/28/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT · 73 of 106
    Fishtalk to Recovering Ex-hippie

    Every word you write is correct, except a few, insert wink here.

    First, you are correct. What daughter has is a personality disorder that no one, for 23 years, has smacked her across the head and told her to knock off.

    But she’s addicted to sympathy like an addict is addicted to heroin. And yeah, sometimes I do forget this.

    Where you’re wrong, sort of, is that the health professionals do NOT know what is going on.

    Allow me to expand....we got two states going on here. There is one institute in Merryland, if from that state sure you know it, world famous...Sheppard-Pratt. I call it the Sheppard-Pratt Pool and Spa.

    THEY probably know she has Muncheussen’s but they make quite a bit of money from it. Since daughter’s been 14 years old she’s been to Sheppard Pratt for over 200 days! And she not only gets in when she wants, she gets to decide when she comes and goes.

    Either these people do NOT know what is going on or they don’t care....bill Medicare, she’s an easy patient....don’t worry about the real problem. Or else they don’t know, which I find hard to believe.

    She went to the loony bin here in Dover. First thing Doc tells her, and this is a direct quote...”You’re 37 years old, you got a ten year old little girl and you need to get your life in order.”

    It went downhill from there. Because THESE PEOPLE saw through her and she didn’t like it one bit. Got outta there and immediately went to Sheppard-Pratt for a full two weeks of rest and relaxation, living little girl without her and me taking care of her dogs, lonely and miserable.

    Also the Delaware child protection, who are NOT taking this lightly, God bless, are also aware of the Muncheussen though that’s speculation by me. So far I am keeping out of it but please don’t forget I wrote that book in 1998 and I wrote it for EXACTLY this reason. I didn’t know there was such a thing called Muncheussen at the time but I did know she was faking. Beloved husband Billy and I both fought that battle for over eight years.

    So she’s got these people at Sheppard Pratt fooled....SHE EVEN HAS VALET PARKING! Or else they don’t care.

    On my radar is suing those people as my private insurance and Medicare has paid out ALMOST A MILLION BUCKS! for her fakery over 23 years.

    She, heh, on the other hand, is suing the Delaware people for being mean to her.

    It’s an interesting tale I guess but I sure wish it wasn’t happening to me.

    The Perfect’s the perfect storm that allowed this to happen.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 September 2014

    09/28/2014 5:35:07 AM PDT · 8 of 106
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All....

    Thank you AB for (almost) always reliably doing this thread.

    Last week I was absent, NOT, ahem, because the thread came up late and I had to go sing....but because I took my granddaughter to the church picnic.

    I had a wonderful time though things are still rocky here with the Munchausen syndrome still raging and being denied.

    Anyway, got back too late to effectively participate but since my factitious daughter hasn’t spoken to me in three days now I have lots of time in my misery.

    But don’t cry for going to sing in the choir again this morn so will join y’all later.

    Got my granddaughter and that’s all I care about right now.

    My daughter tells me I might “love” her but I do not “like” her.

    Well no.....people with Muncheussen do not have many friends. Their joy and happiness is having medical people look at them with sympathy and give lots of attention. Daughter has so few friends that even the child authorities are telling her to go make some friends, get a “support system”.

    So how does one tell their only child that....well, don’t especially like them?

    How am I supposed to like anyone who constantly torments those who love them by threatening them by endless suicide threats? How am I supposed to like someone who, ALLEGEDLY, almost died this past August in a same suicide attempt, thereby leaving their precious ten year old child to live every second, every minute, every hour of her life wondering what she did to have her mother kill herself like that, to leave her all alone without a mother for the rest of her life?

    No, I don’t LIKE her.

    BTW, she did NOT almost die....she never almost dies. She just puts on a big show to get into the loony bin, which she loves./...42 days out of 60 this past summer, off and on. Sometimes in Delaware, sometimes in her favorite mental pool and spa up in Merryland.

    Muncheussen people love to bounce around to hospitals....their nickname is called “hospital hopper”.

    Anyway, she denies it but says she will make no more suicide threats (the child people told her she loses daughter she keeps it up) and will NOT go into the hospital again “of my own choosing”....heh. She’s got ways to make this happen NOT of her choosing.

    Did you know there is NO book written on Muncheussen syndrome? Well there’s my fiction book some of you might know about.

    I think it’s time to write a book about it....a life tossed away, enablers, a perfect storm that has a society that feels sorry for everyone, including beheading jihadists and a bulky health system easy for someone with some brains to fool.

    So right now she’s not talking to me because she told me I don’t like her and here’s my problem....

    .....I don’t.

    I am going to chuch this morning and turning it all over to my Lord and Savior.

    This is beyond my ability to deal with.

    But I am here today and will be adding my thoughts to the crowd.

  • Ex-congressman James Traficant dies

    09/27/2014 3:29:51 PM PDT · 82 of 140
    Fishtalk to Lurkina.n.Learnin

    Had that crazy hair.

  • In Kansas, longtime GOP Sen. Pat Roberts faces doubts as he scrambles to hold seat

    09/25/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT · 10 of 37
    Fishtalk to pepsionice

    What’s wrong with Feinstein?

  • Delaware’s Senate Race Suddenly Heats Up – Coons 39 Wade 31

    09/15/2014 3:36:03 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative

    Wade doesn’t have a chance of winning this.

    Coons has Harry Reid on his side and Wade has run for quite a few offices with no victory.

    He’s a good guy all right but this state just keeps getting bluer.

    Here’s hoping I’m wrong but do you guys want honesty or popcorn?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 11:59:03 AM PDT · 126 of 144
    Fishtalk to bray

    I am impressed Bray.

    Sometimes it takes determination for a few to make a difference. Keep it up.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 7:03:51 AM PDT · 48 of 144
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    So Friday night through Saturday afternoon I spent with Kaitlyn and my formerly barbed-wired heart was lifted. Indeed it soared.

    Because I have not seen that child for any length of time since early June as her hospital-addicted mother spent 42 of the last 60 days in a loony bin....all fake like Muncheussen syndrome has it.

    I discovered that Kaitlyn loved me as much as I loved her. For her whole life, even the 9 years when they lived in Baltimore, I kept her once a month. I planned our activites to include going to musicals, an outdoor Shakespeare play, the Delaware state fair....on and on.

    I have never been anything but a great grandmother to her and no mind that her mother-my sympathetic-attention addicted daughter-yells at me for such as not breast-feeding her or going back to work too soon after her birth...Kaitlyn has no reason but to love me with all her heart.

    And she does and she missed me.

    I was emotionally a wreck, not from sadness. But from happiness....I have not been happy for two months. I’ve been lonely and miserable and taking care of two lonely dogs for those 42 days.

    Now she sends me Facebook private message how miserable she is (she is back across the street, WITH abusive husband, so much for Ray Rice-I just do not know what it is about).

    But I REFUSE to be unhappy any more.

    It’s all up to Melissa, a 37 year old woman addicted to hospitals....they call it, you should smile, “hospital hopper syndrome” this is not unknown.

    She’s denying it all over the place, of course, but I think the Delaware child people are on to her. After all, it’s what they do and there is a syndrome called Mancheussen syndrome by proxy and that has those people worried.

    With THIS syndrome mothers do awful things to their children for their addictive need for sympathy and attention. I do NOT think this is the case with my daughter but you can believe she’s got all kinds of people on to her.

    Anyway, I spent many hours hugging and loving Kaitlyn and she loved me back. SHE is the center of my universe. Oh I love daughter dearly but she has to decide her life route. I refuse to be part of that misery for another second.

    So for now, I am happy. I have doubts and fears because no, I don’t believe soninlaw is going to turn into a model citizen.

    But I wish them the best.

    Meanwhile Kaitlyn is playing a trombone (it’s blue plastic?) and is part of her school’s EXCEL program which is no, not a spreadsheet, but some thing for smarter students. She loves her school and she is a great kid.

    She has my heart wrapped in barbed-wire.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 6:51:07 AM PDT · 44 of 144
    Fishtalk to rodguy911


    I told her about your fandom and she was so grateful.

    Lord I hope Kevin Wade is elected but don’t forget he ran several times before.

    He’s a great candidate but Delaware is just too blue.

    However.....Fay is my buddy....I love her dearly. We both write on the Delaware site, two very different methods of writing but we respect each other.

    I once took Kevin Wade around my church and introduced him to everybody, even my curmudgeon priest.

    If he wins, I’m happy. Chris Coons is a boobaloob.

    I’m not making any bets.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 6:32:47 AM PDT · 34 of 144
    Fishtalk to skinkinthegrass

    So we begin on Fox News Sunday with ISIL and the beheading and now we move on to Ray Rice.

    I am from Baltimore and am a rabid Ravens fan.

    And I was horrified by that slap in the elevator like everyone else.

    As time went on and thought settled into our brains, I began to see whispers that perhaps suspending Rice for what seemed to be the rest of his life, perhaps thought ought to be given to the fact that a)the woman was charging him, a clearly evident act on the video, and b)SHE MARRIED HIM ANYWAY!

    Cause for all the talk about domestic abuse, the abused often takes the abuser back, at least once, but multiple times. THAT is one of the biggest problems in dealing with domestic abuse.