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Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST

WYFP-Valentine's Day Edition

by JeffW

Cute couple, aren't we? This was snapped at dcnw's wedding back in 1980, and our own relationship was just getting started. Today might have been our wedding anniversary, except Calamity Jean researched Marriage Court, and discovered Valentine's Day is their busiest day, so we settled on the 21st, and today is my get ready mark. But before we get started, a word from our sponsor:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 06:25 PM PST

Snow Kiddin'!

by JeffW

It's been snowing here in Chicago since about 11 PM. last night, and weather.com seems to imply the snow will taper off by 11 PM. tonight, possibly ending by 1 or 2 AM. A couple of hours ago Calamity Jean decided to tackle shovelling off the front stoop, the steps, the gangway walk, and the sidewalk across our frontage. I was detailed to do the dishes. We both went about our chores.

Oh, those enterpreneurial kids? No sign of them or their shovels.

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Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 05:19 PM PST

WYFP: Cold Weather Open Thread

by JeffW

Considering how bad bastrop's new year started, with a trip to the ER, I'm declaring this a WYFP Open Thread. But first:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 05:21 PM PST

WYFP: Scheduler's Open Thread

by JeffW

Well, no word from either tonight's scheduled diarist, or my backup. so let's just get started:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
I declare it a WYFP Open thread.
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Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 04:35 PM PST

Giving Thanks...

by JeffW

Ok, maybe we all don't feel like giving thanks today, considering the outcome of Election Day, but I'd like to see one person get thanked in the next two years, constantly and sarcastically.

Mitch McConnell.

What am I talking about? Think about all those funny pictures of things gone wrong, with the words "Thanks Obama" added. I think it's time to retire that reference to the Republicans blaming President Obama for everything from Benghazi to the decline of the coal industry.

Let's give credit where credit is due, now that the Republicans have both houses of Congress in their grip. I'd like to see this go viral!

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Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT

WYFP: New Rule

by JeffW

Ok, not so much of a new rule, a-la Bill Maher, as some changes since I have taken on being the scheduler for WYFP. And I was afraid I might not be here this evening to host WYFP.

But first:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 at 05:29 PM PDT

WYFP: Where's Tonight's Diarist?

by JeffW

I was discussing a few things last night with CJB via Kosmail, and was informed that we have a diarist for tonight, but either said diarist is late, or the supposed problem with the Kos Klock has messed up auto-posting. So, if the diarist doesn't show up soon, you are stuck with Uncle Jeff again. But first, a word from our sponsor:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 05:28 PM PDT

WYFP: Cold Weather Arrives

by JeffW

Well, cold weather has come to Chicago, and while I wasn't up tonight, I'm a good WYFP'er, so first things first:

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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As most of you know, I am a retired City of Chicago employee, and that I have no great love for our current Mayor, Rahm Emanuel. So, with the rumors that 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti was contemplating running against Mr. Emanuel, I wasn't too surprised by the robocall I just received from his campaign, voice by Mr. Fioretti himself, announcing his entering the race.

While some other politicians may have done this (and I'd like to hear of you experiences of such), it was a first for me. I know Mr. Fioretti has been a thorn in Mr. Emanuel's side in the City Council, so it will be interesting to see how this shakes out.

I'm not taking sides at this point, since I had hoped we would have a whole new bunch of politicians to deal with upon moving to Stephenson County, which seems to be postponed at the moment. I just thought I'd share with everyone.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:37 PM PDT

Yet Another Mitt Romney Poll

by JeffW

Well, a short diary is in order, because, gosh darn it, you can't post a poll in a comment. Since Egberto Willies and Jon Perr didn't match CNN's dumbass after-the-fact poll of Romney verses President Obama, I will post my own on the subject of 2016.

Vote early and vote often!

Poll

Mitt Romney has been in the public eye lately. Do you think this points to another run for the Presidency in 2016?

14%11 votes
11%9 votes
3%3 votes
5%4 votes
3%3 votes
6%5 votes
19%15 votes
9%7 votes
2%2 votes
2%2 votes
1%1 votes
2%2 votes
10%8 votes
5%4 votes
1%1 votes

| 77 votes | Vote | Results

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So it's April 1st, and Uncle Shelley has pinched all the cheeks of his Republican nephews this past weekend. Since he has more money than sense, well, I suggested a variation on the theme: bribing middle-age white Democratic men to vote his way, especially if they were Jewish.

So, follow me past the orange warp-drive intercooler for my crazy thoughts...

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Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 06:32 PM PDT

WYFP: Huh? What?

by JeffW

So I'm looking and wondering what happened to WYFP tonight, and being a responsible guy, jumping to the rescue. I hope Bastrop is ok, but first:

WYFP  is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
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