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Leader of the Pack

She ain’t no Toto She ain’t no Lassie She ain’t no Rin Tin Tin But she does have a high degree of self-importance. Combine that strong personality with a great sense of humor, a little arrogance, limitless energy, and an assertive nature and you have Tessa, a pup that’s very hard to train. When she’s [...]

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Questions for our times…

Are McCain’s ads “dangerous?” Is Sarah Palin really Betty Boop? Does anybody hav a better sweet potato pie recipe than Malissa Basnight’s? Makes: 1 pie 1 large sweet potato, boiled and peeled (see note) 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon lemon [...]

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palette cleanser…

The spicy moose chili cook-off that the Republicans are serving from Point Barrow to Key West isn’t over yet, so I’d like to offer the following as a sort of palette cleanser between courses… Okay. Let’s get on with trooper-gate, liar-gate, pentecostal-dominionist-gate, and bridge-to-nowhere-gate. (And just what did the Naughty Librarian do with all the [...]

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Caribou, Palin, Red State Values

The conversation went like this… “Mommy! Can we go home now?” The child was in tears. “Suck it up, Piper! It’s not like I killed fucking Bambi.” The mother does everything she can to ensure that her daughter embraces a love of the outdoors and traditional values of sportsmanship. “But, Mommy, I don’t like all [...]

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Going to America

Facebook is good for something. Thanx Veronica!

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Blue food…

Seeking blue crabs, bluefish, blue point oysters in the Fort Meade/Goddard/Greenbelt area. UPDATE: Drove until I was lost, passing strip mall after strip mall with pizza joints and sub shops, Denny’ses and Wendy’ses and a Chick Fil-A, a Ruby Tuesday’s, and a Chevy’s. No seafood. My criteria shifted to “less known franchise” and “tablecloth” (or [...]

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