The Entitlement Blues


In the last post, we considered how expectations lead to entitlement.  Since girls are pampered as princesses much more than the boys, they typically have a stronger sense of it.  This is not good for anybody.

Let us consider where entitlement often leads.  People expect a certain level of service, and are not really too very interested in earning it. More often than not, the world does not work that way (except for maybe pretty young girls –  sometimes).  Frustration sets in, leading to unhappiness.  Typically, people do not like to be around unhappy people (as frustrated people often are), leading to more frustration, etc.  A vicious circle.

Often the frustration leads to bitchiness (or even more bitchiness), sometimes even becoming a permanent aspect of personality.  I am sure that all of us have met people (often women) who demonstrate this scenario.

In my case, growing up in a modest background, I was very happy for every good thing that came my way.  I really did not have any expectations, other than mere survival.  Of course, one works to improve their lot, but it is not necessarily expected.  Furthermore, there is work involved, and as such, any improvements that much more appreciated.

Even today, I take pleasure in many things, often simple.  There is a “by the grace of God” attitude.  When one adopts such a view, your view the world in a more favorable light, and the world views you the same way.

 

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85 comments on “The Entitlement Blues
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I can see how someone would be disappointed when they are denied what they consider themselves to be entitled to. The less resilient their character, the greater the disappointment would seem.
    Speaking of blues, I haven’t linked a music video for a while.

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  2. Ame says:

    “There is a “by the grace of God” attitude.”

    truly how i live my life. a lot of bad stuff happened … but i was protected from as much or more bad stuff, too.

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  3. mgtowhorseman says:

    As my granddad used to say

    “You are entitled to not be killed in your sleep, to wake up and see the sunrise. After that get up and go earn your way.”

    Never forgot that. I think half the problem is modern people never feel the endorphines or just pride of finishing a hard physical job and looking over and sayin “I did that.”

    Also why there is so little craftsmanship. No pride to spend the extra five minutes. My electric fence runs over 25 acres but it is arrow straight. Just take a minute to line up each fencepost on the previous two. Do the ponies care? No. Will anyone see it? No its up the back field. But I walk it to inspect it daily and think “Gee thats a pretty fence.”

    I would like to ban the word enough. Its not “good enough”. Its not “clean enough”. Its not “right enough”. Good, clean, right are definitive. Something either is or it isnt. Clean enough is the word of a slob. Good enough is the mark of the lazy. Right enough is the rationalization of the guilty. I aint perfect by a ways. But I try to be good, clean and right to the best of my abilities.

    Maybe entitlement is what empowers or hamsters this “enough” idea.

    The only “enough” is how much peppercorn to add to my steak. and there is never enough beer.

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  4. SFC Ton says:

    My grandpaw was never so squishy as to say I was entitled to not be killed in my sleep

    More like, “boy you fuck up and shame our name I’ll kill you my damn self”

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  5. Ame says:

    well, i had one grandfather who was an alcoholic – don’t have one memory of him w/out a highball in his hand filled with hard liquor. my other grandfather beat my grandmother and was a mean man. those are the extent of my memories of my grandfathers.

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  6. Ame says:

    mgtowhorseman says:
    20 July, 2016 at 2:44 am
    As my granddad used to say

    “You are entitled to not be killed in your sleep, to wake up and see the sunrise. After that get up and go earn your way.”

    read that to my daughter, and she laughed and said, “Yep! Pretty much what you’ve taught me, Mom!”

    ___

    “Never forgot that. I think half the problem is modern people never feel the endorphines or just pride of finishing a hard physical job and looking over and sayin “I did that.”

    i agree … there’s no pride in a job well done anymore.

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  7. Cill says:

    Another reason for straight fences is that they need less strainer posts and stays. Strained high-tensile wire will bend and weaken the posts of a crooked fence.

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ane,
    Both grandfathers? That is a whole lot of mean that you have seen.

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Those Hillary voters will think of something by morning to excuse her. However, that meme has a good sentiment.

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  10. SFC Ton says:

    Mean or where the grandmothers hard headed

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  11. Cill says:

    and there is never enough beer

    I make my own “Cill’s Draught Down Under” and can directly appreciate my own good craftsmanship when drinking it. I blasted an underground room out of solid rock to hold it at perfect temperature. Hundreds of dozens in high-pressure bottles. I can throw a big party with no need to visit the liquor shop.

    I tell myself it’s good for health. Half a liter of Cill’s Draught Down Under provides me with up to 25% of the daily requirement for niacin and vitamin C, up to 50% of B6, and an entire day’s worth of folate and B12, along with various other vitamins and minerals. The hops and barley used to make the beer also contribute lots of antioxidants.

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  12. Cill says:

    I’m holding a schooner of it in my paw right now. If I’m talking about it, I might as well be drinking it. Know your subject matter, as they say.

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  13. Yoda says:

    Twitter Permanently Suspends Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/twitter-just-permanently-suspended-conservative-writer-milo

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  14. Ame says:

    i don’t have a lot of answers to any of my grandparents. i think it’s probably a combination of all of the above. while i didn’t see any violence, i did see a ton of passive-aggressive behavior. i know one set of gp’s lived much of their married lives in different countries while their kids grew up in boarding schools. how all that ended, i have no idea, but it did end before any of my memories (my parent was their youngest child). i’m guessing there is a good chance i have more biological relatives out there than any of us know about b/c they were all handsome/beautiful and social and got around in many social circles in their younger years. one of my gf’s was actually divorced, and my gm was his second wife – rare for the 30’s and 40’s.

    to me, it’s almost like a fairy tale when people talk of extended family who care and who influenced them in positive ways. i mean … i believe y’all, but i have no concept of it. sadly, neither do my daughters. (so … my girls just don’t get that i think the PERFECT life-long living arrangement would be three houses in a row … mine in the middle, and theirs on either side of me! they thought that was very cool when they were younger … but not so much now 😉 )

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  15. Ame says:

    like i said … my life can be summed up … “by the grace of God”

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  16. Yoda says:

    When asked for official comment on his blocking by Jones this is what Milo said: “She must have read my review! Honestly, this is why I say feminism is cancer. She used to be funny but being involved in a social justice dumpster fire like Ghostbusters has reduced her to the status of just another frothing loon on Twitter.”

    Further ridiculing Jones, Milo said, “Imagine it: the star of a Hollywood blockbuster sitting at home reporting random people on social media for saying her movie sucked. Sad!”

    http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/07/18/ghostbuster-leslie-jones-reports-milo/

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  17. SFC Ton says:

    She use to be funny?

    I know a few clever!/ funny girls in real time but have never seen a girl be funny in TV, movies, comedy shows etc reckon that has to do with personality types that want to be famous?

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  18. Ame says:

    Cill –
    “I tell myself it’s good for health. Half a liter of Cill’s Draught Down Under provides me with up to 25% of the daily requirement for niacin and vitamin C, up to 50% of B6, and an entire day’s worth of folate and B12, along with various other vitamins and minerals. The hops and barley used to make the beer also contribute lots of antioxidants.”

    priceless!

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  19. Cill says:

    My health, Ame, can only be described as rebounding.

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  20. Cill says:

    I listened to a recording of the Chris Christie speech. Not my kettle of fish. But then, I’m not a voter.

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  21. BuenaVista says:

    Not Christie’s best: low key and anodyne, for him. I think he was crushed at not getting the VP slot.

    With a snarky reporter tho he was his old self, practically daring Clinton to challenge his ‘prosecution’. The reporter fled.

    One of the reasons I date achievers is that true achievement is impossible within an entitlement context. Its not a rule, because I have run into killer pros who turn into Cinderella at home. But its a clue.

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  22. Entitlement is a very unattractive character trait. It makes people weak too. Not good.

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  23. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Someone from Canada calls out Channel Four.

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  24. Yoda says:

    Former presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday that he linked Hillary Clinton to a prominent community organizer, Saul Alinsky, who once offered measured praise of Lucifer in a book, to provide “perspective” on what type of president the Democrat would be.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/ben-carson-hillary-clinton-lucifer/

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  25. SFC Ton says:

    Christie would have been a bad VP choice as it would put the lie to the Trump platform

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  26. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Thank God for small favors. I was expecting the worst.

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    From COTWA, the GOP has made it a part of their platform.
    http://www.cotwa.info/2016/07/gop-platform-college-rape-claims-need.html

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I may have spoken too soon about the Republican National Convention. They still have to get through tonight and tomorrow. Roosh had a run in that amounted to nothing. They knew that cameras were rolling.

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  29. Yoda says:


    But for the unhinged Brittany Cooper, any defense of Melania is just another example of white privilege. The Rutgers Women’s and Gender Studies professor wrote that Michelle Obama “had a lot riding on her 2008 convention speech.” That speech was “not only a referendum on her husband’s fitness for the presidency, but on her fitness for the position of first lady.” According to Cooper, Melania Trump did not have that same pressure riding on her RNC speech. She “did not have to prove the worthiness of white women to be granted the status of ladyhood, in the same way that Obama had to do as a representative black woman in 2008.”

    Obama’s comments “on the campaign trail caused Americans of all stripes to characterize her as angry and divisive.” True, and well-deserved. Her husband’s nomination was, in Michelle’s own words, the first time the Ivy-League-educated, six-figure earner with her own chef had been proud of her country.

    In truth, Michelle got a pass for that and other “divisive and angry” statements. The media was no more interested in holding her accountable for her words than it was in holding her husband accountable for his. Instead, they talked about her style, her sculpted arms, and mothering skills.

    Somehow, to Cooper, that wasn’t enough, because she abhors the spectacle of the Trump campaign circling around Melania.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/maggie-mckneely/2016/07/20/cosmo-writer-says-defending-melania-sign-white-privilege

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  30. Yoda says:

    Wonder if ever know why we will…

    Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the Islamic State, released a short video featuring a teenager identified as “Muhammad Riyad.” According to Amaq, Riyad was responsible for yesterday’s attack on a train in the German city of Würzburg.

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/07/teenage-terrorist-who-attacked-german-train-appears-in-islamic-state-video.php

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  31. Yoda says:

    Just saw Ghostbusters he did,

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    He also read the link about global warming believers getting stuck in Murmansk in high summer.
    I thing that bear photo is wonderful!

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  33. Yoda says:

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two executives from Twitter, the social media giant, refused to answer over and over again for more than eight minutes whether the company believes in the basic American principle of freedom of speech.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/20/exclusive-twitter-executives-refuse-answer-whether-believe-freedom-speech/

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    At this point, the social media giants, Twitter and Facebook, are very much in Hillary’s camp and will do as much as they can to see her succeed. However, in so doing, they may be tying their fate to her.
    I don’t know if it has been mentioned here but, Twitter has banned Milo Yiannopolis permanently.

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  35. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I hadn’t seen your last post. Mixing it up with Leslie Jones is what caused the commotion at Twitter for Milo. From your link, she is no angel. It would have been best all the way around if she had just stuck to promoting the new Ghostbusters.

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  36. SFC Ton says:

    The more the left acts up and is lawless the worse it is for the hildeabest so if you are into Trump, the lack of trouble in Cleveland is trouble

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  37. SFC Ton says:

    How many people who are banging on The Trump’s old lady hold MLK to the same standard regarding his proven plagiarism?

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  38. Cill says:

    http://election2016unitedstates.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/donald-trump-polls-swing-states-july.html

    Quinnipiac numbers:

    Florida
    Trump 42%
    Clinton 39%

    Pennsylvania
    Trump 43%
    Clinton 41%

    Ohio
    Trump 42%
    Clinton 42%

    In June the Quinnipiac showed Clinton with a healthy 8% lead in Florida.
    It must be noted that Trump`s leads in Florida and Pennsylvania fall within the margin of error +/- 3%.

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Piling on Melania is kind of a cheap shot for Trump’s opponents. It’s low.

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    How many people who are banging on The Trump’s old lady hold MLK to the same standard regarding his proven plagiarism?

    None. I would say.

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  41. SFC Ton says:

    Magic negro card trump White women card?

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    The cops might have cooties,

    The students were incensed that school officials had agreed to allow police officers imported to maintain order during the convention to stay in campus housing. More than 300 [students] signed an online petition demanding that, among other things, the “riot police” store their weapons off-campus between shifts, restrict themselves exclusively to the residence halls, and abide by university rules regarding anti-discrimination and sexual harassment.

    Some students even asked to be moved to alternative housing for the week, saying the increased police presence caused them to “fear for their safety” following the shooting deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
    “I am scared and concerned for students of color, queer* and trans* students and all university community members at the mercy of an arbitrarily expanded police force without clear oversight or attachment to the community,” wrote one petitioner, Shannon Groll. “Please, protect CWRU as a safe space for all bodies.”

    “I am deeply troubled by the presence — even temporarily — of a militarized police force on the CWRU campus,” wrote Keith Fitch. “The number one priority for an educational institution is to guarantee a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/07/20/cleveland-college-students-traumatized-by-rnc-cops-staying-in-their-dorms/

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  43. SFC Ton says:

    Is there anything more unless then a college student?

    Never mind, there is. A college grad

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  44. Yoda says:

    Glorious Patriarch missing he is

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  45. Yoda says:

    ast week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the California State Board of Education voted unanimously to include study of the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans in history and social-science classes. This LGBT-focused content will be taught in elementary, middle, and high-school grades.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438062/lgbt-history-second-graders-californias-new-education-guidelines

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  46. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Glorious Patriarch must be recovering from Brexit and charging up for the American Presidential election. It is a long way to November.

    Farm Boy,
    It is interesting that college kids would object so strongly to sharing their dorms with cops for a week. It’s only a week and the inns are all full. What it tells me is that see the cops as socially incompatible. At a guess, most students are drinking and they are under twenty one.
    Curious that they would mention anti-discrimination and sexual harassment. The rules on campus must be very different than in the real world.
    Heck it is only for a week. The rooms are empty. The University could use the money. And, cops shouldn’t sleep on the street.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Teaching kids about LGBT in second grade? Teaching kids about where babies come from comes later. What are they thinking?

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  48. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Paul Joseph Watson weighs in on Milo’s ban from Twitter.

    We need an alternate to Twitter. In the meanwhile, they should be boycotted.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    SJWs are everywhere. This one I will take personally. They are trying to restrict salmon production.

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  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Now, it’s doughnuts.
    https://relampagofurioso.com/2016/07/21/predatory-females-woman-stabs-man-over-doughnuts/
    At least this one is close to the topic of the original post.

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  51. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Laura Wood may have found a better movie to watch that the new Ghostbusters. She didn’t give any details. It should be free on the internet this weekend.
    http://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp/2016/07/clinton-cash/

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  52. Yoda says:

    An elite university in Cleveland is offering a “safe space” for student traumatized by this week’s Republican National Convention in the beautiful lakeside metropolis.

    Case Western Reserve University, a fancy private school that costs more than $60,000 per year to attend, announced in a campus-wide newsletter that the university’s Social Justice Institute would “host a ‘safe space’” in the basement of Crawford Hall during the Republican convention taking place a few miles down the road at Quicken Loans Arena.

    The university is also continuing its counseling services for students who “want to talk to someone about their concerns” related to the convention.

    http://heatst.com/politics/cleveland-safe-space-convention/

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  53. Yoda says:

    Wonder if wear clothes she will,

    Lena Dunham is on the list of semi-notable celebrities who will speak in support of Hillary Clinton at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

    http://heatst.com/politics/lena-dunham-democratic-convention/

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Mollycoddling students doesn’t help. Consider Mizzou. I wish that I could remember which University it was but, they brought them up short by threatening expulsion and that put a quick stop to it.

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  55. Yoda says:

    Rape culture on campus it is,

    a Colorado university has revealed that a student-selected nickname for an athletic facility, “the Mine Shaft,” was nixed by administrators after a student complained that “the name supports rape culture.”

    Students at the Colorado School of Mines — a public university in Golden, Colorado, focused to engineering and applied science — voted overwhelmingly last year to nickname their athletic arena “the Mine Shaft.”

    http://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-athletic-center-nickname-nixed-for-being-too-phallic/

    Now know how Boaty McBoatface feels they do

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Naked unlikely she will be.
    Say something galactically stupid more likely it is.
    Should that happen will post excerpts from youtube here I will.

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  57. Yoda says:

    Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/germany-islam-france-impotents/

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  58. Yoda says:

    Clever he was not

    Among those arrested was Gregory “Joey” Johnson, whose torching of the flag at a GOP convention three decades ago led to the landmark 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said flag-burning is speech protected by the First Amendment.

    Moments after the flag was set on fire, officers charged in to put it out with an extinguishing spray that some in the crowd thought was pepper spray because of similarities in the design of the canisters and the eye irritation caused by the fire-suppression substance.

    “You’re on fire! You’re on fire, stupid!” a Cleveland officer shouted at a protester while firing the extinguishing spray.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/germany-islam-france-impotents/

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    For your last comment, I think that you added a link that was for a previous comment.

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  60. Spawny Get says:

    I’ll just leave this here

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  61. Spawny Get says:

    Could be useful around here

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  62. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    He lives!

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  63. Spawny Get says:

    Bit busy round here. I have family visiting, an electrician and outside projects temporarily made viable by sunshine (I am currently a little suntinged)

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  64. Spawny Get says:

    Strangely disconcerting

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That will make the eyes of police officers in helmet law states come out on stems.
    I don’t think that we will get MOlly to wear it.

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  66. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    They are finally starting to be posted.

    I haven’t previewed them yet.I hope that all is well. They are being posted on Mike Buchanan’s channel. That is “Mike Buchanan” should you want to go to youtube.

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  67. Cill says:

    I wonder if they have a helmet that will give us a presidential tilt to our head, like the one Barack practices in front of the mirror all day.

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  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ciil,
    Even if it were possible, would it be commercially feasible?

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  69. Padawan says:

    .
    The Presidential Tilt of the Head (by Padawan, blog doggerel 2014 – ?)

    In love with his head, Obama will stay
    In front of the mirror all day
    Angling his crest like a wind-tunnel test
    Or a Sloth in a mating display.

    He cocks it to south and cocks it to north
    The tiniest tilts back and forth
    A fan-base was built to vote for that tilt
    And cock up the whole tilting Earth.

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  70. Cill says:

    be commercially feasible?
    Triggery Puff would look good in a Presidential Tilt Helmet.

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  71. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Padawan, if you can say as much for Hi9llary, I am sure her oponent would be grateful for your effort.

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  72. Padawan says:

    The Shrew Tilt of the Head (by Padawan, blog doggerel 2014 – ?)

    If Hillary dared try that tilt to her head
    Her in-built shrew-tilt would see red
    She’d seeth and curse like a psychopath nurse
    Until you fuckers are dead.

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  73. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Padawan,
    That was quick! She really is a shrew.

    I saw something on youtube earlier. The Democrats are bringing out the old “War on Women” routine in an ad, claiming that Republicans will make abortion illegal. I don’t think so, in the face of Roe v. Wade.
    It has started and it will be about gender. I would be very happy to see the feminists lose, and lose badly.

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  74. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  75. Today, I happened to be traveling and there was a delay and rather than get upset or entitled, I figured stuff happens and I was gracious. I got a free dinner, free hotel, free breakfast tomorrow, and my two stop flight w an overlay will now be a short non stop in the morning. The airline folks thanked me over and over for not being upset, and I just thanked them in return for working late and taking good care of me and I got all their names and will send a glowing report in to the airline for their job well done! That’s what happens when one is not entitled, people are grateful and want to help and be good to you. Win-win! 🙂 bonus nite vacay! Woot woot!

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  76. Moral of the story, beware travel on a full moon! Lol.

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  77. And bonus, instead of being in the air I got to watch a historic moment live, and had to fight back tears while listening to someone say thank you for nominating me and the American dream is far from over bc I am for YOU and the dreamers and the believers. Yay! Sniff…

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