Friday, February 17, 2017
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|[Do We Need Another Supermarket] We rented an unfurnished house for two months and came with the bare essentials. Our commitment was to stay the two months and try to find work. We furnished our temporary home with furniture from “Habitat” and yard sales and the Flea Market. We found work, sold our home up North and moved some of our treasures here to Big Pine Key. That was 10 years ago. We bought new furniture in Marathon and Key West and donated our Habitat furniture back to them for resale. Since then we have found some beautiful things at Habitat for Humanity and also at the Flea Market. We had Habitat for Humanity and the Flea Market for shopping, two of the greatest assets to BPK and the lower Keys. We already have a grocery store, library, post office, banks and drug stores right here on our island. Why do we need another grocery store? If you really want to shop Publix, take the beautiful ride across the 7 Mile Bridge and shop in Marathon. Prefer Key West? They have two Publix stores. Habitat for Humanity and the Flea Market are better assets for the community than another grocery store. Sadly, Habitat is closed, but they are going to relocate. The Flea Market is still thriving and providing locals with incomes and job opportunities. It is a destination for tourists to come and enjoy. They bring revenue to the island shops and restaurants. If you haven been there in years, it is a good time to take another look. Is Publix a destination for tourists to enjoy? Weather you like it or not, we need the tourists to support the economy|
|A non-American has no right to be a citizen. Has no right to even be in America. He or she may apply for citizenship IF they meet the requirements…. The first question is whether you have a U.S. green card (lawful permanent residence). With very few exceptions, you must obtain a green card before you become eligible to apply for citizenship. … As a lawful permanent resident, you must meet additional requirements in order to be eligible for U.S. citizenship.
To qualify for naturalization to the U.S., you must show the U.S. government evidence that you: are at least 18 years old, lived as a legal immigrant in the U.S. for a specific period of time, lived for a specific period of time in the state or U.S. territory from where you are applying,
have “good moral character” and have not been convicted of certain crimes, can speak, read and write in English, know the basics of U.S. history, government and civics, understand and have an attachment to the U.S. Constitution.You should be able to speak, read & write English. What does that make me, a racist? I call BS. Now is the the time to keep our foot on the gas. Peddle to the metal. Elections have consequences, to quote President Obama. ~Coconuts Bar & Liquor Store
[Old Seven Mile Bridge] It appears from the post on the CT that someone doesn’t realize the attraction of the old bridge to tourists and tourism. It’s one of the only free attractions in the Keys and is very popular and will be more so when the renovation is complete. And yes, I do agree with the poster that there will be cost overruns in the millions due to the County writing a crappy contract.
|[Hollywood Squares] These great questions and answers are from the days when ‘Hollywood Squares’ game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course. Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness! (The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)
Do female frogs croak? A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.
Q. If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be? A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.
Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years. A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. Link
[More Bar Wisdom] Girls and Rohypnol don’t make very good dinner companions.
|[“Tested canal water”] I bought a tester to see how much salt was in my well and the salt level was so high it was off the chart. I couldn’t get any kind of reading, it didn’t go that high!|
|[Friday Joke] Reportedly, a woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly the plane was diverted to Sacramento. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady, who was blind. A man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her guide dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight. He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, “Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?” The blind lady said, “No thanks, but maybe Buddy Would like to stretch his legs.”
Picture this: All the people in the gate area came to a complete stand still when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a guide dog for the blind! Even worse, the pilot was wearing sunglasses!
|[Can Cars] Albert (Tapper) Torney was a real person and an iconic character in Broken Hill. He indeed collected cans and bottles around the town for many years before his death in 1998. However, Albert did not make the can car models featured in the attached photographs. The pictured models were made by New Zealand resident, Sandy and can be viewed on his Sandy CanCars website. There are reports that Albert did make can models, but these reports remain unsubstantiated. Link|
|[Galileo’s Hypothesis Proven] Galileo in 15th century, discovered that any object falling to earth, falls at the same rate of time. He mentioned that a cannonball and a feather, if dropped from the same height, will touch the ground at the same time provided there is no air resistance. He had difficulty explaining it for quite a long time. Four centuries later with the current technology it has been experimentally demonstrated. It’s a great visual to watch. Video|
[2d Amendment] Republican Congress blocks rule barring insane people from owning guns. Link
|[Census Statistics] Everything you might want to know about Key West. Link|
|So apparently RSVP’ing back to a wedding invite, “maybe next time” isn’t the correct response.|
|[Indians] Like many parts of Florida, the original inhabitants of the Keys were the Native American Indians. Tribes such as the Calusa and Tequesta. The Tequesta were living in the Keys and on Munson Island 2000 years before white folks made their way here. The Conch Ceremony as I understand it begins with Tequesta Indians on Munson Island. HiTeTeTa, is the Tequesta entity of good & safe fishing.
The Boy Scouts use a Conch shell as a gift to HiTeTeTa to bring on his favors. It wasn’t always a conch shell. The Conch ceremony is a revision. Why? Best we can tell HiTeTeTa demanded blood. The Tequesta language may have been closely related to the language of the Calusas of the southwest Florida coast and the Mayaimis who lived around Lake Okeechobee in the middle of the lower Florida peninsula. There are only a few words from the languages of those tribes for which meanings were recorded: yes, no, good, bad, stay, go, food, eat, fire, and shelter. The artifact that was found on Munson Is. over 100 years ago was a group of hieroglyphs on treated shark skin depicting the HiTeTeTa blood ceremony. The general interoperation of the hieroglyphs shows bloodletting. This was accomplished by piercing a soft body part, generally the tongue or penis, and scattering the blood or collecting it on bark, which was subsequently burned. The act of burning the sacrificed blood symbolized the transferral of the offering to the gods via its transformation into the rising smoke.
|[“Tested canal water”] I was interested to read that someone tested their canal water with a quality water tester. Could they provide details about this product? Where to purchase? Cost? Etc? It would be much appreciated.|
Russian spy ship patrols 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut. The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base. Link
|[Canals] How about if the owners of land along the canals stop cleaning their fish and throwing the remains in the canal— or instead–giving the guts to anyone who has traps? This fish cleaning probably started with those who believe a stream cleans itself within X miles. Remember a canal has a hard time getting the guts from the cleaning station to the ocean. Maybe not a total solution but it would be a first step and the best part of it would it would affect the land owner first.|
|[New Road] The County, or someone, rebuilt Lyttons Way from Key Deer Blvd east to Wilder Road. If they continue the next section, it would allow everyone in east Big Pine Key (County and Sands Roads) to come across whenever they want to get to the Winn Dixie Shopping Center without going out on to Overseas Highway every time they need a loaf of bread or jug of milk. The first phase could involve 1 truck and operator hauling the ground up asphalt (millings) that is in a waste pile on Watson near the pump station over to Lyttons Way East where a front end loader with one operator could spread it in the monster potholes in the road. Total cost: 1 dump truck and operator and 1 loader and operator. Let’s get through this phase before trying to get more elaborate. Too simple?|
[More bar wisdom] Spilling a beer is the adult equivalent to losing a balloon.
|[Save the Bridges] It always amazes me when people complain about preserving the old 7 Mile Bridge or about letting the Bahia Honda Bridge just deteriorate. These bridges are an important part of Keys history and are important landmarks. I remember crossing both in the 60s. They were narrow, amazing and added to the adventure of coming to the keys. Sure, there is government waste in most projects but is it better to not have these historic monuments preserved? I for one think they are worth preserving.|
|[Woman Strike March 8] In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without a Woman. We ask: Do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without a Woman. Link|
|The artificial sweetener Aspartame is cheaper for sweetening than sugar. Hence, all the soda ads are for the “Diet” version. I go way out of my way to avoid the chemical because of all the health risks, but even if I knew of none, it leaves a really nasty aftertaste that is very recognizable. I often tasted it in the non-diet Pepsi sodas years ago, and especially noticeable in their root beer. What really surprised me was to taste it in Yoplait Original yogurt. this week. Maybe it was mispackaged, but a friend left behind an 8 pack of Yoplait with strawberries and the aftertaste was unmistakable and strong. I eat yogurt plain, and fruit sweetens it enough on its own, so why the Aspartame? No sweetener was listed on the ingredients, but I was surprised at some of the other junk I would not have expected in yogurt. Original? my fuzzy butt!|
|I refuse to believe Mexican Tequila is far worse then Chinese Tequila. ~Fake News|
|[Kayaking in Sugarloaf] Deer Captain, We’ve been getting away from our PA winters by vacationing on Cudjoe Key for the last 8 years, and we love the Keys life and most of its people! I have a question this year about kayaking and I don’t know where to turn for information. If I Google it I only seem to get websites selling guided tours of the area, but we are self-guided folks. Would the coconut telegraph be an appropriate place to post a question? Specifically, we stay on Cudjoe Bay and are interested in doing a circuitous kayak trip on 2 cuts through upper Sugarloaf Key. Someone told us years ago, to take a kayak trip through the channel between Cudjoe Bay and Sugarloaf Sound (which we’ve done many times by powered boat) and then take the meandering Tarpon Creek out to the ocean side and circle back around to the Bay (or vice versa). We aren’t ambitious enough to paddle all the way from home to take this route, so we would take our kayaks by power boat to our start/end point. But which side is the better to start on, the Cudjoe Bay channel entry side, or the Tarpon Creek ocean entry side? And with tides creating some pretty wicked rips through there, when is the best time to go (meaning when tidally, imaging slack tides provide optimal conditions)? Some local knowledge would really help us make these decisions.
(Captain: You’re asking us to plan your trip for you. It all depends on the tides, the moon and what bridge you’re going under. High tide varies by twenty minutes to a half hour from one bridge to the bridge–right next to it. The tides for each bridge are different.
What day do you plan to go? Buy a chart, then go online and find the tides for the bridges you plan to go under for that day. Find out what time high tide is and plan your trip using that info. You have to plan for the excursion you propose or you’ll run out of water. I don’t plan, I just go when I fell like it and alter my trip accordingly. Because of my pea brain I have run aground there more than once. When I do plan a trip over the shallows I go at low tide or thereabouts so if I do run out of water the tide will soon be up and I’ll make it back.)
|[Do We Need Another Supermarket] No. We have a perfectly good one now. We need a flea market more than another store.|
|Winn Dixie has been selling Coca Cola made in Mexico for years.|
[Rats] We’re new here and are having a rat problem under our house on Cudjoe Key. What is the best way to eliminate these rodents without having them die indoors an stinking up the place? Is there a rat poison that can be use outdoors to pull them out from under the house?
|[Flood Insurance] A couple of years ago we were hearing about astronomical rate increases for flood insurance for ground level houses. I remember reading of rates being quoted of more than $10,000/year. Is there anyone in the insurance or real estate business who can give us an update on this? What can a potent buyer of a ground level house expect to pay for flood insurance in Monroe county? (Ed: Call Johnsons or Isakson Ins agents and they will be glad to tell you. The numbers are on their ads on this page)|
|[Comedians] The other day I was watching a comedic program and it got me to thinking about comedy and comedians, so I picked up my smartphone and went to Wikipedia and searched comedians and one glaring observation became apparent. Over the last couple of hundred years the vast majority of comedians were of the Jewish ethnicity. Nothing like a great comedy. And then I started thinking, who wrote the Old Testament? Scary, isn’t it?|
|[Orchid Society] We’re looking forward to our meeting this Sunday with Vern Bloch as our speaker. Remember what a great talk he gave last year, and wonderful raffle & sale plants? His talk this year: What’s wrong with my orchids? A question we have all asked from time to time. Our Orchid Fair is happening Sat. & Sun, March 4 & 5, with set-up on the 3rd. Help is needed for various jobs all 3 days. Please try to make some time to volunteer. There will be sign-up sheets at the meeting, or call Marie: 305-509-7744. Full Menu > Ongoing Events|
|The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly Show & Shine this Sunday, February 19. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, Ratrods, lowriders, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it cool and on wheels it will be here!
This fun afternoon event is free to all, starts at noon till 3 pm. The event continues at the Sugarloaf Lodge on Sugarloaf Key, MM17. Prizes, 50/50 drawing, good food, and cold beverages are available. The Club’s new sound system will provide 50’s and 60’s music. Bring the kids to enjoy these beautiful relics of the auto world. This is a free event.
Club members are seeking new members for a full schedule shows events. Join Sunday and get the new Club hat or shirt. For more information contact Dick Moody 305-942-1758.
|A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. When the robotic traps were pilot-tested around Houston last summer, they accurately captured particular mosquito species — those capable of spreading the Zika virus and certain other diseases.|
|[No Drone Base for Boca Chica] The U.S. Navy has selected Naval Station (NS) Mayport in Florida as the East Coast Forward Operating Base (FOB) for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Feb. 15, 2017.
Mayport will be a permanent duty station for about 400 Triton UAS personnel and will support rotational deployments outside the continental United States. Facility construction will begin this year with the first Triton UAS scheduled to arrive in 2020.
“The MQ-4C Triton’s advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities bring enhanced battlespace awareness for the fleet to achieve full spectrum superiority,” said Adm. Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces.
Triton UAS is an unmanned, unarmed, remotely controlled aircraft employed to enhance maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data collection to the fleet, providing both tactical and strategic mission capabilities as part of the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, headquartered on the east coast at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville in Florida.
|[Consider the Source] The survey comment pertaining to the Huffington Post is hilarious. A left wing radical news source suggesting that a survey finding that conservatives are of lower intelligence is for only the foolish to believe. Why is Huffington Post widely hated? One of the most notable instances is Stephen Colbert’s view on Huff Po. There seem to be other instances of such emotion as well. Link|
[Crap talk] 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death and disease from contamination. Video
|[Friday Joke] An older lady gets pulled over for going 70mph in a 35mph zone.
Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.
Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Older Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.
Officer: Don’t have one?
Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer: I see. Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
Older Woman: I can’t do that.
Officer: Why not?
Older Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what?
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.
The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half! drawn gun.
Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner?
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a drivers license.
The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was going 70 in a 35, too!
[Biased Media] I know some think the media is unbiased, but it takes a lot to make these women look ugly-and the magazine publishers didn’t do it by accident.
|[Zika Gone] Remember the big Zika panic of 2016? Now that our money is being spent at a furious rate to release Frankenskeeters into our environment and male mosquitoes with a bug-fatal STD are being released, I read this on the Florida Dept. of Health website today 2/17/2017: “There are no areas of ongoing, active transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in Florida. All previous Zika zones in the following areas of Miami-Dade County have been lifted after 45 days with no evidence of active transmission and no additional people infected.”
You might also remember I predicted this. You can breathe easy again, FTR!
|Marathon Seafood Festival Video|
[Trojan Piñata] The Mexicans have already devised a plan to get past the wall.
|[“Why does this flu all come from the northeast”] Because it’s bred there, then delivered in pressurized climate controlled aircraft and unleashed upon us – they want to kill us and take over the Keys so they can ruin it like they did the northeast. Remember when the seafood, people, and weed all came locally? Now it’s Sysco, New Somewhere Else and CO, WA, OR.|
|[Big Pine Road Prison Closure] Thank you for your letter regarding the Big Pine Key Road Prison closure. Secretary Jones he asked that I respond on her behalf. The decision to close the road prison was made after extensive analysis by the Department and in collaboration with local and state partners. We are committed to making the road maintenance transition as smooth as possible. Operating the Big Pine Key Road Prison is no longer financially viable for the Department. In addition to the cost to comply with the waste water requirements, the age and condition of the main facility as well as the surrounding structures was a major factor in the decision to close. The necessary repairs were going to be extensive and costly. Closing the road prison not only results in a cost-avoidance, but also creates an efficiency through the consolidation of inmate housing.
Based on conversations with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), despite our closure in the Florida Keys, road maintenance will continue and will be facilitated through alternative contracts managed by FDOT. inmates will be transferred to nearby facilities, and staff will have the opportunity to transfer tc another correctional facility of their choosing.
|[Three Names] Why do so many Texas singers/songwriters use all three of their names? Names such as Robert Earl Keen, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker.|
|[Friday Joke] If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this. Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy, “How much money do you make a week?” A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, “I make $400 a week. Why?” The CEO said, “Wait right here.” He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, “Here’s four weeks’ pay. Now GET OUT and don’t come back.” Feeling pretty good about himself the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?” From across the room a voice said, “Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.”|
|Bombs found in waters off Sugarloaf Key. The Coast Guard is asking mariners to stay away from two areas south of Sugarloaf Key where a local diver found unexploded bombs that the Navy is planning to remove this spring. It’s unclear what era or military conflict the bombs are from, but it’s not uncommon to find unexploded ordnance decades after their deployment, usually accidentally, in areas near military bases. The red dots on the chart indicate the bombs locations.|
|[“Heard cardinal for the first time this year”] “wantsomecandylittleboy?”, “wantsomecandylittleboy?”, “wantsomecandylittleboy?”|
|[The Suffocation Belt] A health care company Amino crunched the numbers from medical codes all over the US to find disproportionate incidence of reasons for medical attention. New York won the prize for “unarmed fight” or “brawl”. A reported “suffocation belt” extends from Idaho to New Mexico, with Utah leading at 4 times average. I can understand the NY Brawlers (good team name, huh?), but the suffocation belt has me scratching my head for an explanation.|
|Liberalism is the philosophy of spoiled brats. Never satisfied, undisciplined.|
|[Be Decisive] Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision. ~ Coconuts Bar & Liquor Store downtown Pine Key|
With all the problems computers have every day, how can anyone trust them to keep accurate files and safe procedures, like in hospitals and police records, government files, and control of machines that support life? It’s scary to think my life depends on a spark between a couple of connections. Poof all gone!
|[Warming Seas] Dr Bates retired from NOAA at the end of last year after a 40-year career in meteorology and climate science. Dr Bates said: “They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and ‘corrected’ it by using the bad data from ships. You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did – so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.”|
|[Steve Jobs’ Legacy] Laurene Powell Jobs’ yacht is currently in Key West with a crew of 21. She recently purchased a ranch in Florida. Link|
[Talking Dog] Most ventriloquists have a dummy, one that they manipulate. Not so here. This is funny. Video
|Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.|
|[Big Pine Key Crappy] After they finish making Marathon and the old 7 Mile Bridge beautiful as part of the Scenic Overseas Hwy, the only crappy part of the Overseas Hwy that looks like crap is Big Pine. Maybe the government can find some funds to help those Piners out, or just maybe Piners don’t want to be a beautiful town to drive through.|
|I hope the next story I see about Kim Kardashian stepping out, is out of an airplane without a parachute.|
|[Sculpture] Awesome beauty sculpted from ice & snow. Link|
From old to new. The 7 Mile Bridge, the gate way to Coconuts Bar & Liquor Store. Downtown Big Pine Key.
|[Friday Joke] After a field trip to an aquarium, the teacher got these responses from her class. So the next time you take an oceanography course, you will be totally prepared! I love #8 Sandy Cousins
1) This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)
2) Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)
3) If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’t have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7)
4) Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She’s not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)
5) A dolphin breaths through an asshole on the top of its head. (Billy, age 8)
6) My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)
7) When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn’t blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)
8) Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)
9) I’m not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can’t think what to write. (Amy, age 6)
10) Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers.
(Christopher, age 7)
11) When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6)
12) Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Divers can’t go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)
13) On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won’t do it again because water fired right up her big fat ass. (Julie, age 7)
14) The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don’t drown I don’t know. (Bobby, age 6)
15) My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn’t know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7)
|Veterans Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255|
|[Truth in Art] Wow, this really hits it on the head as Europe continues to commit an arduous suicide. This art piece sums it all up. The Europeans will regret letting in millions of Muslims to leach off their generous welfare systems, and then still foment terrorism against the very same people who are their hosts. Look at it carefully and let it sink in. It is quite profound when understood. Recently there was an amateur art contest in the Netherlands, and people were invited to create a work of art depicting the current era of multiculturalism in Europe, a depiction of their experience in the modern melting pot. This was the winner.|
|Paris at war with refugees. Video|
Don’t forget Steve Estes’ Fun Raiser this Sunday!
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