Weekend wound up 12/12

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My how things have changed. They don't make 'em like this anymore.


Speaking of Smithfield

I know. No one was speaking of Smithfield. But there is some potentially good news for working people today.

very good news

The workers at Smithfield have been actively denied a union for 14 years. Cherie Berry has sat idly by while the injury count has piled up; now these workers have a body through which they can win reform.

Cherie Berry

what a sad waste of a leadership position.

Will somebody kick the Berry Bitch off the elevator!

Cherie Berry
Submitted by James Protzman on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 11:18am.
what a sad waste of a leadership position

Operation success at Duke..........Remove 50% of right lung Tue......no cancer in lungs or the rest of body..........good to go for few more years Came home today..........stay in the fight.........cmb

Great to hear, Max

Good news. Thanks for letting us know.

I'm glad to hear that!

Not that you had to have 1/2 of your right lung removed, but the no cancer is very good news. I look forward to your frequent comments and interaction. Rest well.

Max is like the Energizer Bunny

Keep going, buddy. We need someone to keep an eye on the Bilderberg Group, and I don't want to ruin my chances of being invited one of these days, so it has to be someone else. :)

"Denied a union"

Please elaborate.


The best thinking is independent thinking.

Motto madness

this Friday at the Show. A couple of good links there, but a bunch of dumb ones too.


This is a curious way to advance the gay cause. I see it as hurting the movement more than helping it.

The best thinking is independent thinking.

Weekend round up, eh? Here goes ...

Hey folks,
Nice visit yesterday with my brother. After spending most of Saturday and 700+ dollars on a busted well pump, I spent today catching up and getting things done. Did wash, watched 15 wild turkeys scratch around in the yard for about 30 min, and got the green gunk off the front of my house. In between scrubbing and rinsing sessions I cooked up a couple loaves of bread. It's not done yet, so cross your fingers, but it smells wonderful.
So I have a new well pump, a cleaner house and some bread in the oven. Just wanted to share. :)

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?


That's quite a weekend.

I've read two novels, beginning to end. Imagine just sitting on your butt and reading for two days! Heaven.

We did some shopping, too.

You got to read!!?!! You are my hero.

I am 20 pages away from finishing Grapes of Wrath and hope to get to it later tonight. What novels did you read?

I am heating some olive oil with finely sliced garlic to use as a dip for my bread (which came out pretty good).

Shopping, why would that be significant? Is there some holiday approaching? ;)

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Great novel, wish I had more

Great novel, wish I had more time to read. I really liked "The Winter of Our (or was it my) Discontent".

I'm a moderate Democrat.

2 mysteries

The first was one called "Doggone", Gabriella Herkert - light and fluffy, but enjoyable. I still couldn't sleep, so I started The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. Not so light and fluffy, but incredibly well-written and readable.

I read Grapes of Wrath years ago. It was very good; I might pick it up again. One I won't pick up again, ever, is As I Die Reading, by Faulkner. Ugh. (Why I felt the need to mention that, I don't know.)

I wish I had an extra copy

of Undeserved Trust lying around so I could give it to you. I'm...sort of boycotting my publisher, like that's going to run them out of business or something.

If you made it to the end of my book, you would have a greater appreciation of just about anything you tried to read after. ;)