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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
10:58 PM ET (US)
Hannah, /m27656 - that post is funny because my mom at 89 won't get rid of some items that look like they were purchased from Frederick's of Hollywood. Yesterday she wanted to keep a little black camisole with fishnet stating "in case I get invited to a costume party." Silly, because she is huge introvert (except years ago if alcohol was around).

Thanks, RIKSNY. Now that I am retired, I definitely have more time to come on here to ask others questions. Lornadoone makes me hungry for shortbread cookies!
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
07:26 PM ET (US)
Cut it out, smart aleck. Cali is perfectly nice.
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lornadoonePerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
06:27 PM ET (US)
/27656 Miss Nasty was her mother, Cali is Miss Nosey.
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konoctiguyPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
12:37 PM ET (US)
/m27654
Well...it got down to maybe 28 degrees a couple nights here this winter...just terrible. God help us when we get a 1/2 inch dusting of snow (once every 3 or 4 years). People sliding of the roads...schools closed.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
10:52 AM ET (US)
Cali, "Then back to Colo. in 2007 when her family ran "Miss Nasty" out of there"

I don't know the reference (my forum memory ain't the greatest so maybe I should), so that statement sounds like they ran a whorehouse.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
09:55 AM ET (US)
Hannah, I had relatives who lived in Ada for years. In the 60s/early 70s I would leave San Diego during the summer (school) break to visit my grandma. As a kid, I loved that small town. Homemade banana ice cream, kittens born in the storm cellar, etc.

Later in her life, my mom moved from San Diego, to Colo., and then to Norman. Then back to Colo. in 2007 when her family ran "Miss Nasty" out of there (darn it!). Norman seems like a nice town. My cousin lived in Moore at the time of that horrible tornado. Her place wasn't damaged.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
08:11 AM ET (US)
12 below this morning BUT we are gaining 1 minute 48 seconds of daylight.
Love to see the sun coming back.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
12:47 AM ET (US)
Oh, and they tax every product you buy here, including food and clothing. So now they are wanting to start taxing services. The stretched-faced governor proposed the following in the new budget proposal:

"Doctor visits, legal fees, funeral services, insurance purchases, cable television, utility bills, child care, nursing home services and banking and real estate transactions are just a small sampling of the 164 services that would be newly taxed by the state, cities and counties, according to documents obtained through the state Open Records Act.

Less common services that also would be taxed include tattoos, pet grooming, lawn services, fur storage and taxidermy."

If wonder if these anti-tax "conservatives" know I don't pay a tax every time I post on the internet? Shhhhh!
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
12:20 AM ET (US)
And they are raising and adding taxes right and left. You might think since we pay so much sales tax that property, income, and other taxes would be super low or non-existent. Not so. They tax so much that they had to get creative due to spending so much and they started trying to call new taxes fees to try to get more money illegally. Court had to slap them down. Yet they hand out money by the basketsful to their business friends.

In the town where I deliver mail they made a sweetheart deal to give tax money to businesses. Of course, the businesses took the money (perhaps minus a little kickback??) and then soon left. In my town they even gave $1 million dollars and added a penny sales tax to get someone to run a hospital that the market did not support. No doubt when the free money runs out the company will ask for more. If the idiots cannot find a way to rape the taxpayers again the company will shut it down.

Florida has the most miles of toll roads, but since Oklahoma is adding more miles Florida better try to keep up. (600 miles or so here) Despite the poor education system (maybe due to giving school jobs to friends and relatives of politicians and businesspersons), the current big thing is to raise taxes to give teachers a big pay raise. Perhaps the big push for this is due to how those teaching jobs are passed out.

My favorite is the local wrestling coach who was hired and allowed to "teach" civics. Here is how that goes. "Read this. Take this quiz." His teaching consisted of berating students whose political and religious views did not agree with his. Because, you know, wrestlers are right about those things. Other sins of his: giving extra credit to kids who sold stuff to benefit the wrestling team and students who made purchases at his sno-cone trailer (no kidding). He also made a fat kid jump up and down in front of the class to embarrass him. I told my daughter I was willing to report these things to the state and try to get the guy fired, but she was afraid he would not get fired and/or she and my younger kids would suffer for my reporting it.

The locals tried to raise what I already consider high property taxes (in view of all the other taxes we pay) by another third to spend on school stuff (including football). They tried it on the back of the big tax increase and giveaway to the hospital and it failed. So they are now doing it a bite at a time so enough idiots will vote for it. Yep, gotta have money to let kids play games instead of get educated. I say if people want to play they should be the ones to pay. Why should others support such stupidity financially. If they want to it should be voluntary, not forced. And they just built a big, new school so it is not like they haven't already taxed and spent recently. It is just never enough. My next chapter will be about the local and state municipal workers pay, benefits, and retirements. That is probably what they are thinking about all the times I see them standing and sitting around doing nothing.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:48 PM ET (US)
That's worse than NY, 8% in my county.
Oh, wait, except we don't pay sales tax on (most) food.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:45 PM ET (US)
And when I buy a loaf of bread here I will pay OVER 10% sales tax.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:44 PM ET (US)
I believe it's a fair description of Oklahoma.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:41 PM ET (US)
BB, funny you mention the Deep South. I had another state in mind when I typed that previous post, also. Because when I was in second grade I spent a couple months in school in Florida. Everyone treated me like I was a genius. My family marveled at how far behind those kids were compared to my school up north. For the first 4 grades I attended a school with 4 classrooms. My 2nd grade teacher taught my dad in the same building 45 years earlier. I just missed getting at least one other teacher who taught him. I did not attend kindergarten; so I had one grade and a couple months of schooling and was already way ahead of FL students.

My brother-in-law fled Idi Amin. He had tried to use his 10 or 12 years of college (doctorate degree in USA), fluency in 5 languages, and ability (another engineer told me he was in the top few in his field in the world) by teaching at the main university in his home country. He had to flee for his life and he came back to the USA. Guess another place he wanted to live and could not due to racism? The town from where I type this post. Among all these wonderful Christian conservatives. lol Maybe if this is all you know you believe what you hear from the preachers and politicians. God likes you because you are wonderful and right.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:16 PM ET (US)
RIKS: That may be so, but read her Post /m27626 which reads, in part: "...Maybe I am sensitive to those things because I moved from a highly-educated blue state full of diversity to a deep red, undereducated state full of racists and hypocrites. God must be disgusted with the latter way more than the former..." - Which, to me, actually describes the Deep South. But no matter...her observation still holds.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
11:09 PM ET (US)
/m27645 Hannah's in Oklahoma, a beautiful state.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2018
10:49 PM ET (US)
/m27626 Hannah: I don't know and won't guess where you now live, but that False Piety you speak of - and the hypocrisy of Those People would drive me NUTS in a heartbeat. I can't see why you live there with them, when you clearly have a much more Enlightened attitude. Personally, I find Those People repugnant. Them, and all they truly stand for. They are a very Deluded bunch.
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