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  1. Yeah, there is and I'm clearly not the only one who's noticed. My apologies; I missed your comment earlier in the thread.
  2. I agree. There is definitely a popular clique here and crossing them will bring out the daggers. It's always been that way in the 8-10 years I've been here but it seems worse since the last board upgrade. I have left a few times and for some reason I keep coming back but I'm not entirely sure why.
  3. Senator Mike Lee has just announced he also has tested positive.
  4. Same thing here. It's never-ending. If I see one more plug for Power Homeschool or Time 4 Learning I think I'm going to scream. I think there is a backlash against the amount of time many kids are spending on school with virtual learning. The idea that you can really educate your middle or high-schooler in an hour a day (because lining up a class to go to the bathroom takes hours, or something) is appealing. Throw in the "it's practically free and uses nothing but this awesome website that will totally figure out exactly how to teach your kid with its super-special AI and you don't have
  5. I live in the house I grew up in. I miss my mom living here and doing all the cooking and laundry!!
  6. I have seen zero evidence of this but I will take your word for it. Doesn't change the fact that the parameters set forth here are far too vague.
  7. IMO, those are not the clear-cut lines the author thinks they are. What does s/he mean by "declares someone the winner who didn't get the most votes"? Popular votes? Electoral college votes? Didn't we just have an election in which the declared winner lost the popular vote? Was that a coup? The terms need to be better defined, IMO.
  8. Yeah, probably. I don't see what dems backing down first has to do with the military supporting any candidate though. But I guess I'm just not following your line of thought. I completely disagree that the military will take sides in any way, shape, or form here.
  9. Exactly. There is a lot of assumption in this argument that the military is monolithic in its political views, which it is not. And most military members I know, while they certainly have their own political viewpoints, feel their duty first and foremost to the country and the constitution and would be hesitant at best to act on orders to serve a person who was not duly elected, regardless of party.
  10. Thanks. I haven't heard that interpretation, although I could see the speaker stepping in temporarily as a stop-gap measure should things not be sorted out by Jan 20. My understanding is that if the electoral college fails to elect a president, the responsibility falls to the House itself, not the speaker and that the deadline for that should come before Jan 20. But I could be wrong. Either way, I agree with you that the military is not going to interfere with anything.
  11. I'm confused by this. Why would the presidency go to Pelosi in the first place, and second, you think the military will act independently instigate its own coup? What would make you expect that?
  12. It's well worth your $9.99. James Lindsay's work in this area is unparalleled.
  13. Seconding this. And adding The Coddling of the American Mind to the list as well. Just started reading it and it is fan-freaking-tastic.
  14. At least in our case, it's not that I can do it better or more easily. Between the two of us, dh is the better cook and since he has been home he does most of the cooking (which is fine by me), so it's not like he thought he was doing me some favor by "helping" or that he was taking over "my" job. But even I am capable of dumping meat and broth in a crock-pot and setting the temperature. So I suppose I just found it insulting that he didn't trust my methods, when clearly I've managed this recipe many times before and nobody here has died of food poisoning yet. And I think in the OP's case
  15. I know he's trying to be helpful. But yeah. It gets my goat for sure.
  16. Yes, it would and does irritate me. I have a similar situation with my dh. For years, he has gone to work during the day while I stayed home and educated the kids and took care of the household. Now that he works from home, he's constantly coming behind me and second-guessing what I'm doing. Yesterday we had a semi-argument over a crock-pot meal. He asked me in the morning if he should put the meal on before before he headed downstairs to his office. I said, "No, that one only needs a few hours to cook or it will fall apart. I'll put it on at lunchtime." Which I did. On low heat. The same way
  17. Definitely true. We have county water (so no well, although we have one on our property). But septic can be a huge ordeal. We have only one internet provider out here. Take it or leave it. Except for the sheriff, emergency services are volunteer, so response time may be slow (although we have excellent and dedicated volunteers). We do have mail service (USPS and shipping companies). But we are low on the totem pole when it comes to scraping our roads when it snows. Of course that's a slow process here in the South anyway!
  18. I've lived in the "country" all my life. I literally live in the house I grew up in. We have 3.5 acres. I wouldn't live anywhere else. I love the privacy and the ability to do whatever I want on my own land. We are near to a couple of small towns/cities and a couple of decent-sized cities so pretty much whatever we want is within a short drive (30-40 minutes tops). I am an introvert and don't miss people at all. In fact I've been thinking about planting some more trees so I can't see the neighbor's house across the hill. 🙂 I definitely don't miss traffic. My sister lives in a huge city a
  19. I love Martin Luther's morning and evening prayers. Morning Prayer In the morning when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may also say this little prayer: I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may p
  20. Still on so far. The epidemiologist from our local teaching hospital said in his weekly update last week that trick-or-treating can be done safely with appropriate masks (not Halloween masks) and distancing. We will take ds9 as usual, unless things change drastically.
  21. That's hysterical! Maybe he should start thinking about an IPO? 😆 It definitely isn't that smart. According to the vast number of political texts and voicemails I've been getting the last few months, "it" thinks I am 1) a man; 2) a different race; 3) of wildly different sociopolitical persuasions. The funniest thing is that I've had this cell phone number since 2001 so even if it did belong to someone else at some point, that point was nearly two decades ago!
  22. Yep. Just would have been harder to fit all that on a meme. 😉
  23. In fairness, to a lot of people, the unicorn seems to be a symbol for "a curriculum that provides a solid education in the correct balance of financial investment and effort for our family." Which is great, even though it kind of misses the point of the meme. Then there are the others...
  24. I expected so. There are always a few (or more). I was just curious. I made that meme a few months ago and I'm always intrigued by the reaction it gets. 🙂
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