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....and let's hear it for the inventor of the Shop-Vac! :)

Just sucked up 6 inches of water/leaves/other gack from the basement stairwell where water was coming in very much uninvited.

I bought it the last time we had stupid amounts of rain
(and three inches of standing water in the basement)

I got it at the Sniper Depot. As the guy in the orange apron was getting a pallet of the things down and cutting away the shrink wrap, another shopper who had joined the gaggle gathered round like vultures surrounding a lion pride's kill asked "How much are they?" To which I replied instantly "Does it matter?" (a tip o' the hat to Wednesday Addams)

Prior to this I had a tiny 2.5 gallon wet/dry. This monster can suck up 30 gallons of water in about as many seconds! (insert Tim Allen grunting)


Hunkered down in Falls Church near your beautiful Nation's Capital.

--MAB

From Facebook: You never know who might show up at the local phone bank!

Stonekettle Station blog post about "Entitlement" from rural Alaska

I am constantly amazed at our ability to turn fellow human beings into the other that we don't have to give a crap about.

"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" ( a tip o' the hat to Dickens!)

It all came about from witnessing a dilapidated old pick-up truck with a "You’re Not Entitled To My Stuff!" bumper sticker being driven by a twenty-something.

Link to the blog below:
Real Entitlement Mentality

This time,

Normally when presented with idiocy of this caliber, I simply shake my head in pity and walk away.
This time, the "information" presented is demonstrably dangerous.

Tennessee GOP lawmaker, Sen. Stacey Campfield said this today (26 January, 2012) (from Raw Story):

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”

“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”


Wow.
That's breathtaking.
If this were 1981 I could almost understand such ignorance, but today?
Any DU Tennesseans need to flood this guy's mailbox with the CORRECT information.
(Remember to be polite but firm)

Senator Stacey Campfield
R-Knoxville
District 7
2011 Flagler
Knoxville, TN 37912

Capitol Address:
301 6th Avenue North
Suite 4 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-1766
sen.stacey.campfield@capitol.tn.gov
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