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Sir Duke! (Pic heavy)

A month ago I was giddy with de-lite to introduce you to out new fur baby, Sir Duke.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/116120070

Today is his one month anniversary with us. HE has happily gained a point (needs about 4 more) and is getting above nicely with our three kittehs, I thought it would be nice to share some of them with you!

Duke with his Pa(w):


When he falls asleep at night he is like a floppy floppy muppet.


Hanging out at our fave mexican El Salvadorian place (the weather was 70 degrees this past sunday — you bet we went out for margaritas and lunch!)


This crazy dog actually loves watching YouTube videos, here is is watching birds, but he also likes to watch the Stephanie Miller show on FSTV!)


Here he just looks happy, and wants to sing for the Spring to get here!


Anyone here ever learned a new language with Rosetta Stone?

Is it worth it? Does it work? What was your experience?

We are going to Paris later on this year and I want to be able to understand French.

Thanks for any input you have!

Raine

Please welcome me in joining our new Family member: Sir Duke!!!

(cross posted from the Pets group)



Hubby thought of Duke at first and then I realized, since he's an english setter, he deserved a proper name: Sir Duke.

And then I realized Sir Duke is one of my favorite songs ever! He's a two year old English Setter. We adopted him from the Welfare league of Alexandria.

So…. he has a theme song that matches his personality and the feeling it bring with him coming home to us!

Please welcome me in joining our new Family member: Sir Duke



Hubby thought of Duke at first and then I realized, since he's an english setter, he deserved a proper name: Sir Duke.

And then I realized Sir Duke is one of my favorite songs ever! He's a two year old English Setter. We adopted him from the Welfare league of Alexandria.

So…. he has a theme song that matches his personality and the feeling it bring with him coming home to us!

Happy New year, DU.



It's been a tough one for so many, I just wanted to tell each and every one of you, I appreciate you and this place we call Democratic Undergound.

I appreciate you and what your words here mean to me!

Question about the Excerpt button:

It used to be that I could highlight a block of text and use excerpt in order to have quoted parts of an article have a gray background.

Right now, it appears as tho 'block quote' and 'excerpt' have the same function and the graying out is no longer there. Was there a change I missed and if so, why was it changed?

ETA: From the W&H HTML look up table post:

Create a styled, indented blockquote
(useful for posting excerpts from articles)
Text[/div this part used to be in Gray.


Create an indented blockquote
(without color background)
Text



I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Dick Cheney's Night Before Christmas

Dick Cheney's Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas when all through the chamber
not a captive was moaning, it couldn’t have been lamer.
The black hoods were hung o’er each prisoners eyes
with hopes there’d be no talk of violent demise

The contractors were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of torture all danced in their heads
And Lynne with her nightcap and I with my whip
had just settled in after quite a long trip

When out on the lawn there arose such agitation
I jumped up and down and screamed out ‘damnation’!
Away to the window I waddled most quickly
Shoved the armed guard aside, I did so quite briskly

The moon on the breast of the blood soaked cement
showed that our time had not been misspent.
When, what to my beady eyes should I view
But a gaggle of Senators and worse, most were blue.

With a little old lady, so perky and tart
I knew in a moment that she thinks she’s so smart.
More rapid than bullets her followers came
She yelled and she screamed and she called them by name:

Now Udall! Now Warner! Now Wyden and Heinrich
On Rockefeller! On King On Mikulski but not Risch!
To the top of the gun turret, the the top of the fence
Dash away Dash away and let’s try to make sense.

And then, in a flurry, I tuned into Fox News
she was pointing and angry in her sensible shoes
As I stared at the screen and let out a sneer
The door burst wide open and there she appeared

She was dressed in pastel with a smart little jacket
and clasped in her arms was a quite a large packet
I reached for the phone to call in the troops
but the media was calling; they all wanted scoops

She spoke not a word, but went right to her work
I glared at her long and let out a smirk
I told her she’d regret the day she was born
that I’d have the guards beat her until she was worn

I went on to tell her that no one would believe
at that the things that we do and all we achieve
but she looked at me squarely and laughed to my face
as I reached in my pocket to look for my mace

“This hefty report has been my main goal
most people acknowledge that you haven’t a soul
and by the spring of next year, before Ramadan
this report will breaks records as it tops Amazon”

Then she turned on her heels and wheeled towards the door
this little old woman whose views I abhor
and I heard her exclaim and she vanished from view
“Happy Christmas to all” as I screamed back “FUCK YOU”


(My friend Vel wrote this, reposting with her Permission. Source)

LOVED THSI! Mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/12/16/hero-mom-calls-into-cspan-to-berate-her-arguing-pundit-sons/

(video at link, I would love the entire C-Span segment if anyone can find it! )
“Oh God, it’s mom,” Dallas Woodhouse said as soon as “Joy” from North Carolina started to speak.

“You’re right, I’m from down south,” she said. “And I’m your MOTHER.”

She’d called to take issue with something her kids said on air: That the brothers’ political bickering — you see, one is liberal, and the other is conservative — is typical of most families. “I don’t know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving,” she said. “I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas. I would really like a peaceful Christmas.”

Steve Scully, the show’s host, jumped in to clarify: “This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”


The look on those faces were priceless. Reduced to young boys by Mom in under a second!

ETA: Cspan video: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4519563/joy-woodhouse-calls-c-span-brothers

Virginia Governor announces package of gun proposals

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/mcauliffe-announces-package-of-gun-proposals/article_9c007c9c-ab01-54fe-b5f1-04bd76d2fb3f.html

McAuliffe’s gun initiatives include proposals to:
* Prohibit the possession of firearms for people subject to protective orders.
* Prohibit the possession of firearms for misdemeanor domestic violence offenders
* Reinstate the one-handgun-a month law
* Revoke concealed handgun permits for parents delinquent on child support payments
* Close the gun show loophole
* Give Virginia State Police authority to process voluntary background check requests


This just makes sense.

Holiday ideas: Let's buy this for the lounge!



http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=12225&promo=Toys-Games-Ride-On-Toys&catid=249

The Pedal Pub™.
This is the vehicle that accommodates up to 17 people who pedal, serve, drive, and imbibe as it travels. Invented in the Netherlands as a way to promote a local tavern, its high-grade steel chassis provides a reliable, safe, and open deck ideal for socializing. With five pedal seats per side, 10 pedalers propel the vehicle up to 5 mph on flat surfaces with grades up to 6%. A bench in the rear and two additional seats provide seating for five passengers. The final spots are taken up by a driver who sits in front at the wheel and a bartender who serves revelers while standing on a low interior deck that runs the length of the vehicle. An empty wine barrel accommodates a keg of your preferred brew; it connects to a tap and overflow tray at the bar (linkage required), which has cup holders to secure beverages. The included sound system places four speakers in the bar's overhead storage racks beneath its wooden roof, allowing you to play music from an integrated AM/FM radio that supports MP3 connectivity (required). Supports pedalers up to 300 lbs. each. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. 20' L x 8' W x 10' H. (2,300 lbs.)


At only 40 grand, it's a steal!
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