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  • Charles Krauthammer explained the Clinton Mafia on Bill O'Reilly. Here it is in print.   "What is your outlook regarding this Clinton Foundation?" Charles Krauthammer: The Clinton Foundation is Organized Crime. Charles Krauthammer is a brilliant man. Really brilliant. A man of character who...
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  •   Having suffered through the mind numbing dribble of the Democratic Convention, had to get out my history books and make sure things were in order.  Right from the start it was clear that I was off base in my historical facts.  George Washington was not the first president of the Un...

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  • bratdawn
    bratdawn Hi all! Won't be here for chat because I FINALLY am getting my eye surgery! I'll be on as soon as I can see well again! Love and miss you all!
    • Thu at 10:07 PM
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    • bratdawn
      Roberta Good Luck Dawn. Will keep you in my prayers, miss you too.
      • Fri at 12:35 AM
    • bratdawn
      Roberta Are you having surgery tomorrow? What time your time?
      • Fri at 1:12 AM
    • bratdawn
      ricklingenfelter thinking of you...
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    • bratdawn
      Roberta How did it go? Everything okay?
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  • Wolf
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  • naomiwhatleybrewer
    naomiwhatleybrewer Wolf...good for you...an open mind!  I know most of the Brats have not heard about the Convention of States...Here in Texas we have heard a small amount because our Governor  is leading a charge but a very quiet one as far as our local and national news i...  more
    • August 21
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      Wolf <> Thinking and doing for oneself, self reliance, minimal government intrusion, in other words the antithesis of nanny statism, European socialist model & the belief that a strategy of climbing in bed with those that would cut your throat bears any ...  more
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Wolf <> My point exactly John not everything unlike 21st century mankind needed to be spelled out with 8 X 11 glossies and footnotes with consensus approval by some schmucks, notarized by some more schmucks, maybe okayed by a bureaucrat sheriff or chief ...  more
      • Wed at 8:53 PM
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      naomiwhatleybrewer This I need to ponder Wolf. I will touch base tomorrow.Supprise...life is interesting!
      • Thu at 12:58 AM
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      naomiwhatleybrewer We know that retcolusa but have we really taught our children? what about not saying the pledge in the classroom they are trying that right now...my Dad would must be sprinning in his grave.
      • Thu at 1:01 AM
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Wolf <> Ponder away Naomi, my opinions are how i strive and would like my life to be, it's not a one size fits all proposition though i firmly believe it's reasonably well-rooted in original Colonial intent... I'm not going to get twisted out of shape at...  more
  • naomiwhatleybrewer
    naomiwhatleybrewer Thanks for the boot up Sargesbrat...There is hope as long as there are people question and think...I believe you and many of us Brats are not only thinkers but do'ers.   Check it out.
    • August 21
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Sargesbrat When you get to know me better, you will realize that was not a boot...it was a hand.
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      naomiwhatleybrewer I stand corrected, it was a very kind hand up. I guess I am to old army...I would say that a good single malt wiskey would come in a little higher than 5th espically served neat.
      by the way my hat is on tight but I would loan it to a friend in need.....  more
      • Thu at 12:53 AM
  • naomiwhatleybrewer
    naomiwhatleybrewer OK let me try again !!!  I almost had this finished and lost it....oh, well, to follow is the part of Article 5  I was talking about:  "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constit...  more
    • August 21
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Sargesbrat Naomi, you can comment to each person's message by clicking on the blue word "Comment" under that message. Easy peasey, Japanese!
      • August 21
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Sargesbrat Yes, I have been reminding everyone that a states' convention can create laws congress must follow. I just feel the Democrats are too stupid and the Republicans too ineffectual to pull one off. Would love to see it happen, though. If anyone can do it, th...  more
      • August 21
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      naomiwhatleybrewer Thank you so much for the info on answer with com ment! Im afraid to many are still kicking the can and not seeing what we are losing.
      • August 21
    • naomiwhatleybrewer
      Sargesbrat Yep, and that is why we are blessed with the 5th. Also, single malt Scotch comes in a 5th.
      • Tue at 7:19 PM
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      Sargesbrat Hi, Mike. Great to see that Colorado powder. Fantastic picture of you.
      • August 21
    • MikeSmith
      retcolusa Welcome, Mike.
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    • MikeSmith
      naomiwhatleybrewer Welcome Mike...Join the conversation Naomi
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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Last time I took advice from Nancy Pelosi.  
    • August 19
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      Wolf <> Now there's a corrupt piece of work looking out for your best interest >> Next time the two of you have tea & crumpets together ask if her if she or the old Paul's going to get indicted for crimes you me or most anybody else would already h...  more
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Yes, Wolf, silly you. We are all in the wrong dimension when it comes to justice and honor within the inner sanctum.
  • Roberta
    Roberta Has anyone heard from Dawn?
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      gregkerr I read that Chelsea Clinton does not receive a salary from the Clinton Foundation for doing whatever it is her job there entails. She is however on the board of directors of another charity pulling down hundreds of thousands a year in salary....and the Cl...  more
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> I'm sure she's a forthright, model citizen Greg... After all, can't hardly miss considering her probable integrity & work ethic mentors, eh/
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat I read Chelsea lives in a $million + apartment in New York purchased by her parents.
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa No, John purchased by the Sultan of Brunei.
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Ms. Karma, John, she's sitting in the wings anticipating her chance to dance... There's a ton of spirit apparitions directly & indirectly sent to early demise thanks to Clintonian attitude waiting to have some private tête-à-tête/
  • kathyf53
    kathyf53 I'm a native Texan, me and mom.  The rest of my siblings and dad were born in VA, MD, CA and Germany.  We have always called Texas home.  Where were you in 83 and where are you now?  I still have a little of the nomad streak in me.
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      retcolusa Kathy, I live in Belton, TX.
      • August 15
    • kathyf53
      kathyf53 Were you at Ft. Hood at one time?
      • August 15
    • kathyf53
      retcolusa Only buying booze or playing golf :>) I was never assigned to Ft. Hood.
    • kathyf53
      bratdawn I graduated HS in 83 while we were.at Ft Devens, Ma, and in the fall, I went to college in Longmeadow, Ma. Dad retired fall of 85....I married June of that year.
      • Thu at 10:26 PM
  • Andrea63
    Andrea63 It has been awhile since I have been in for a Chat or posted anything but wanted to say hi again and at least Roberta and I have been keeping in touch on Facebook which is just a little easier for me to keep up with. There have been so many adjustments fo...  more
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    • Andrea63
      retcolusa I lost the love of my life last month, so I empathize.
      • August 14
    • Andrea63
      Roberta Andrea, glad to see you on here again. I PM you last night when you were on, but I don't think you saw it. Hope you can make it to the chats again.
    • Andrea63
      Sargesbrat Good to see you. Deciding the directions you want to take after a life altering event takes time and not good to rush things. The political situation is a mess so, if you are not confused, you are not paying attention :-) You can always start a subje...  more
    • Andrea63
      bratdawn Hi Andrea!
  • Roberta
    Roberta Sorry I missed the chat. Gerald was promoted which came with a transfer and a new even worse shift, and this a month before he would have gotten a day shift:( Will not be able to make it to the chat for some time. He is in the only Super Max. LA County ha...  more
    • August 13
    • Roberta
      Wolf <> Good to hear from and that things are doable <> Normally i'd say congrat's on the promotion, does appear like it comes with quite a few strings and a toll on you both, eh, ... From afar sounds like a few "upgrades" i'd had turned down after...  more
      • August 14
    • Roberta
      Roberta Wolf, we could not say no. Because we found out a couple of years ago that he does not get the federal COLA increase. He gets the Riverside/Orange County COLA increase.
      However, there are a few strings on that one: 1, it has gone up only 1% in the last 1...  more
      • August 14
    • Roberta
      Wolf <> Gotta tell ya my jaw dropped reading some of this <<>> To be perfectly blunt what comes to mind is small orifices and no KY Jelly, now i understand why Gerald's cornered and works the overtime he does... The no pension contracts and w...  more
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Roberta -- What is the promotion? He now guards the worst of the worst criminals?
    • Roberta
      Roberta John, more money but worse working conditions and horrible hours. He just left will not see him again for 36 hours, he will be home only for about 11 hours and then more of the same. It sucks.
      • Fri at 12:44 AM
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    • Judy1
      retcolusa Welcome, Judy.
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      Roberta Hi Judy
      • August 13
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      Jimi Welcome
      • August 15
    • Judy1
      Sargesbrat Hi, Judy. Remember me? I was in the class of '60 at Armijo too. Did not finish there, was transferred up to Beale. Years later, was working in San Francisco having lunch with my boss, Jim Sales. He started talking about Armijo. He was our class president....  more
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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Anybody hear from Roberta?
    • August 11
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Yes, she's OK
      • August 12
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      Sargesbrat Good
      • August 13
    • Sargesbrat
      Roberta Hi John, thanks for asking. Don't tell me you were at the chat last night and I was not there:( Just posted why I was not there and probably won't be at the chat for a while. Unless the chat goes late, I will check in and see. Hope everyone is okay.
      • August 13
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    • August 10
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    • Alex1965
      Sargesbrat You make me blush you randy GI boy.
    • Alex1965
      Alex1965 Ha ha. It was really innocent, trust me. Even my Mom's friend at the time said how sweet we looked when she told Mom about seeing us hanging out! Anyhow, no little Geisha for you in old Tojoville?
    • Alex1965
      Sargesbrat No josan for me. Japanese girls my age did not hang out anywhere . The older ones could be found in bars which was beyond my means. Only dated brat girls and the stories are not innocent as yours.
    • Alex1965
      retcolusa Yea, but you didn't have a Corvette then.
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    • Alex1965
      Sargesbrat Great to hear from you again, Alex. You show a very poetic side in this. It was a refreshing escape. Thank you.
      • August 10
    • Alex1965
      Alex1965 Thank you, Sargebrat. You've always been a fan of my writing! Hope you're in good health. I'm still in Scotland, still a overworked RN!
    • Alex1965
      gregkerr I think all us old farts are starting to wax a bit nostalgic! Nice blog Alex!
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      Sargesbrat Hello, Michael. You say you like talking to brats?
      • August 10
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  • ThomasFMiller64
    ThomasFMiller64 The Azores have changed sooo much since I was there 1976-1980. It has lost it's quaint little unknown stature for VERY WELL KNOWN today. It's more like a tourist trap now in one mans opinion..... 
    • August 8
    • ThomasFMiller64
      Wolf <> Unfortunately very little remains the same, more of that "you can't go home again" philosophy... Bout the only way back when that i've had the pleasure or displeasure of revisiting that at least visually hadn't dynamically changed was the house i...  more
      • August 8
  • Wolf
    Wolf  <> Robbie, you out there ??? !!!/
    • August 7
    • Wolf
      Sargesbrat Anyone have her phone number?
      • August 10
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Check ur messages
      • August 12
    • Wolf
      Roberta Hi Wolf, yes I am fine. Thanks for asking. Gerald got promoted and transferred and the new shift is killing me. Not getting much sleep. He works EM now and the OT is AM completely different from before. Trying to work it out. The whole schedule is bad. I ...  more
      • August 13
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    • August 3
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      CathiWilderWarren I was going to answer but don't fit either answer. Maybe only those who DO have an ID card were the intended target of this pole. If so, fair enough.
      • August 15
    • BrendaT1
      Jimi Former dependent of now-retired military
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa At It Again.  Exactly how does this create jobs and help the economy?
    • August 2
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> We should be so lucky John but i believe it's been established Mr. Limelight will stay in DC, probably writing gratuitous memoirs >> Here's a little tid-bit you may be interested in, the Former Pres. Act limited Secret Service protection to...  more
      • August 3
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Kinda like the HHS report removing flossing from health & dietary needs... Now i couldn't care less if a person flosses i do kinda like it when they brush their teeth often enough not to burn a hole in my boat sail however point being the ship's ...  more
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Not to mention, Wolf, that Transgenders can now go to the bathroom with us. I feel so much better, don't you? I can't wait for the first nasty incident to happen at a NFL stadium!
      • August 5
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Fortunately Terry these putzes and their over-the-top meddling have caused me to care even less, discomfort and not wanting to hear what i have to say to someone with hooters standing at a urinal next to me's just not a weight i'm going to carry....  more
    • retcolusa
      Jimi Well, we'll see if the next administration repeals it. Doubtful.
      • August 15
  • JerryDrager
    JerryDragerFlorida Brats: Hey Everyone! Once a brat, always a brat.  Anyone near Orlando?  Dad was going to CT school in Pensacola at Corey Field back in Oct-Dec 1970 before Guam, then Orlando, pushing Boots at RTC/NTC 1976-1979.
    • July 30
  • Sargesbrat
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    • July 29
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      retcolusa You actually WATCHED that dribble???? My deepest condolences to you if you did. If I wanted to be lied to I'd go buy a used car! The only thing better would be if John Hanson had been Black.
      • July 29
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> And neither would The Wicked Queen Of Chappaqua Clinton be the first female prez. >> Eleanor Roosevelt was with Mamie Eisenhower a close second... Though it's all about verbiage & recognition i reckon/
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat After watching, treated myself to a vinegar bath and raw liver dinner. It actually made me feel better.
      • July 30
  • Roberta
    Roberta OMG! the fire has jumped, they are calling it a new major fire, evacuations in place now. It is on my side of the mountain range, and of course wind blowing my way, Gerald working a double not coming home. Just got the information. Prayers please.
    • July 28
    • Roberta
      Roberta Wolf, thanks for caring. They say that they have a line around the fire and forward movement is not expected at this time. Evacuations still in place west of me. Don't think I will get much rest, the water dropping helicopters are flying over my house eve...  more
      • July 29
    • Roberta
      duncsbrat Thinking of you Roberta, and praying. I have been on fires like that and know how fast they can blow up. Do what Wolf said, keep in touch when you can <3
    • Roberta
      threeer Continued prayers sent. Keep us posted. Feeling rather helpless as I read your updates...
    • Roberta
      retcolusa Just saw this Robbie - prayers on the way. Let us know what is happening on the chat tonight if you can.
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Getting high winds here that hit you. Can be there in six hours. Terry has my number.
      • July 30
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      Sargesbrat Welcome, Janine. When you graduated from Custer HS, did they pass out diplomas or arrows?
      • July 27
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    retcolusa Brat friends, I do plan on being at the chat tonight.  See you there.  JuJu will be there in spirit.
    • July 22
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      Sargesbrat Were you there in spirit, too?
      • July 22
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      Wolf <> Sorry i missed this, would very much have liked to tippity-tap speak with you Terry, this week of all weeks/
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      Sargesbrat Those bill collectors can be a real pain. It was a wild chat. You were missed.
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      Sargesbrat Re: the lines. Will photoshop them for you.
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    • Wolf
      Sargesbrat Absolutely true but fun to do. More than once have had to cross swords with Facebook mamas that required all shots to be posed. Still, air brushing never hurt Playboy. Just don't come looking for me if you wake up feeling like there is a staple in your naval.
      • July 27
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      retcolusa Hey John, can you make ANYTHING look bigger?
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      Sargesbrat Yes but not Texas size. We don't have enough cows in AZ to do what they do
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      retcolusa Welcome Thomas
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      Wolf Cool, the Azores... Had a college girlfriend whos A. F. dad & fam. spent time in the Azores/
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      retcolusa Plus JuJu lived in the Azores in the '80's
    • ThomasFMiller64
      Sargesbrat Wonder what the Azores are like now? We could be looking for new homes in November? As brats, we knew the way to solve unsolvable problems was merely to move away.
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