Open Thread WE 7 DEC 22 ~ get away


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Gone to Carolina - Full Moon
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Not sure about hosting duties today, as am planning to be lost in the wilderness.
Bring forth whatever have you. Also, a plug for the offline project. It no longer shows
up in the left sidebar, but is still alive. Up to almost 50 now. If anyone already registered
would like an updated copy, please PM. You can also still sign-in.
Know not how much longer this will be flying.

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shrimp and grits
Carolina pulled pork sammich
side of slaw ..

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Keep it Moving by Chris Austin
https://chrisaustinart.bigcartel.com
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Lookout's picture

I've not been to Carolina (N or S) in quite a while. When I was in the band we were there several times a year. More of a homebody these days...enjoying our forest and small mountain.
But we're not far from the Blueridge...

Enjoy your Carolina state of mind. Thanks for the OT!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

enhydra lutris's picture

Also, a plug for the offline project. It no longer shows
up in the left sidebar, but is still alive. Up to almost 50 now. If anyone already registered
would like an updated copy, please PM.

izzat the membership contact spreadsheet?

We went to the Carolinas briefly last summer, a first for my wife and a first since my teens for moi. It was interesting, vaguely informative/educational, somewhat entertaining and overall pretty cool despite being the beginning days or leading edge of the 9 month flare from hell that wrecked the rest of the year and more. OTOH, said flare resulted in different and seriously improved treatment, so all for the good I guess.

Love the forest Orcas. Not sure who or what is keeping "it" moving nor what "it" may be, though ideas and suspicions abound, perhaps assisted by the fact that so much of our constabulary comes in black and white.

As the year slouches toward the solstice, the remaining time allotted to complete numerous real and artificial annual tasks seems to diminish almost exponentially, even though that cannot truly be the case, so I guess I'd best be off.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

to its usual tricks.

https://kawsachunnews.com/breaking-perus-president-dissolves-congress

The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has just declared the temporary dissolution of congress and has established a national emergency government. This comes just hours before congress was set to debate a motion for a legislative coup to remove President Castillo, a move that right-wing forces within congress have been attempting for months.

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@humphrey

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@humphrey

https://infotel.ca/newsitem/lt-peru-president-congress/cp313389302

International reaction was at times outpaced by events.

United States Amb. Lisa Kenna called on Castillo via Twitter to reverse his decree to dissolve Congress, saying the U.S. government rejected any “extra-constitutional” actions by the president to interfere with Congress.

A short time later the Congress voted to remove Castillo.

Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter that given recent events in Peru, Mexico had decided to postpone the Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for Dec. 14 in Lima. He said he regretted the recent developments and called for democracy and human rights to be respected.

Chile and Spain also took a neutral stance. The administration of Chilean President Gabriel Boric lamented the political situation in Peru and trusted that the crisis would be resolved through democratic mechanisms.

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Visiting the barrier islands / staying overnight on Ocracoke; watching the 1970 solar eclipse from Dismal Swamp; living the country life amid places with names like Eagle Rock, Shotwell, and Lizard Lick…

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usefewersyllables's picture

into the mix. Not Carolina, but still a good tune...

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

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@usefewersyllables

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

that Bob Dylan did a cameo at that one...

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@usefewersyllables

to sing so I could confirm. Turns out he was there and didn't sing except a little with Bobby. There were, it seems others too, like Spencer Davis.

have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

Hell, I still like "Mairzy Dotes"! (;-)

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@usefewersyllables Cool!
Good luck with the upcoming brand spanking new knee!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

I must yield to TLOYL's expertise. However, I think that "cretin" should be reserved for very special and uniquely deserving cases, like "windshield spit washer" or "telephone solicitor", just the same...

And thanks for the kind thoughts! If this one works like the last one, I'll be dancing a jig by St. Patty's Day.

On edit: minor oversharing overwritten.

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@usefewersyllables  

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@lotlizard

in the mid '80s that did a great power-pogo-punk cover of that song, and it freakin' *killed*. Death In The Shopping Malls, I think it was, or maybe FIIK. I slept since then, and details are very sketchy in any case. Anyhow, I bounced off the walls several times to that one...

We all *do* eat weed(s), after all!

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Love those mountain folk.
Last time I went through the Carolinas was in late 90s on my Harley. Stumbled upon an ABATE run and just had to stop for the night. Whew! What a party.
Hit the road the next morning all bleary eyed and hung over.
Felt much better after 20 miles or so.
Thanks to everybody for the great tunes.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.