Did you know that in New England they call a garage sale or yard sale a “tag sale.”
I KNOW! I didn’t either until I asked ABC because I kept seeing these signs everywhere and when she told me what they were, I got totally excited because I am a total sucker for a yard sale. People are always throwing out really good stuff and a lot of the time they simply don’t know what they have. For example, I picked up this beautiful trunk to day for a mere fifty dollars. The inside is hideous, but that can be easily fixed:
ALL THAT AND IT HAD A KEY!!!!!!
Ann Burr served as the “key” model for this photo, but took all the other ones, so that is why the photography is good.
Also, for the second day in a row I received free coffee at the Dunkin Donuts! Yesterday I let a woman who was blocking traffic in front of me in the drive thru, so I let her in and she paid for my coffee and ABC’s strawberry donut. Today, I let another lady in and when I got to the window the clerk again told me that my coffee had been paid for and to hve a nice weekend. So I just gave the clerk my coffee money as a tip. Apparently small acts of kindness (or as I like to think of it, not being a sociopath and letting people get out of dangerous traffic situations) are greatly appreciated in these hear parts.
Spent the morning holding the ladder for ABC so she could remove shutters (I am terrified of heights and for obvious reasons do not do ladders), and now am off to wash the car for our trip tomorrow, and get some new wipers, and pick up some flea meds for Marmalade. You all have a good one.
Is that big enough to fit a body?
Tag sale is a strange term. I assume it’s because you “tag” your stuff for sale, but to me, yard or garage sale make much more sense. The trunk is a real score! Usually those inside parts get separated/go missing.
Wow. I love hearing you happy, Cole.
John, I have one that looks very similar that came from my grandparents. For some reason I have always thought (I assume someone told me this once) it came from Europe with one of them around 1900.
So, latches on the ends and lock in the middle … What the hell are those other two thingys?
Who is Marmalade? AB’s dog, I presume.
My dad, who’s in the antique business, explained to me just in the last week that tag sales are those where the prices are set: garage sales, estate sales where things are pre-priced, etc. Other sales could be run as auctions, reverse auctions, or just pure haggling.
@Spanky: I assume they’re guides or reinforcements so that the lid and body of the chest stay in alignment.
This is such a happy post. Love starting my day reading about “not being a sociopath”
Dear Dog, don’t anyone tell Cole about Brimfield.
@Steeplejack: Sounds like a kitteh’s name, if you ask me. We also call tag sales, garage or yard sales. I scored a corner pine tv stand for $10 in June! Connecticut feels like NY suburb to me. And their highways have crazy left exit ramps.
That key is common to all trunks of that era. You can always find a spare in a junk store.
@Wapiti: That makes sense. I had not made that connection.
Because the prices are on tags.
BTW the adjective you are looking for is, wicked good.
I am having trouble with A.M. Joy this morning. Some weasel* from the Heritage Foundation is wheezing on about how the wonderful free market will pick up the slack after the vampire squid of Obamacare is removed from the economy. Joy is pummeling him with the Nerf bat of truth, yet he persists. Amazing how many ways he is finding to skirt the question: why wasn’t the wonderful free market doing an awesome job before Obamacare?
* Tommy Binion, Director of Congressional Relations. Tagged his name so Villago can slot him for the tumbrel manifest.
Great trunk! Are the fittings real brass? Anyway, it’s beautiful.
You know we need to see a picture, or preferably multiple pictures, of Marmalade.
Good on you for being a non-sociopath, and good on the other drivers for buying your coffee and doughnuts. Nutmeggers sound like nice people.
So glad to hear you being all happy in your life. Have a good car trip and a safe Fourth.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
My cousin’s one of those people who can pick out undervalued stuff at yard sales, then sell it for a good price on eBay. Not retire to Pago Pago money, but it’s a mildly profitable hobby. If, as his wife reminds people who express admiration for his eye, you don’t count the garage and basement full of “crap” or “collectibles”, depending on one’s POV.
@MelissaM: I always thought tag sale made more sense ’cause you’re not selling the yard or your garage. ? But we do call em yard or garage sales, or even worse — flea markets, where I’m from, so…
@Tinare: Don’t flea markets have multiple vendors? There is one I in my area, which is known for good deals on furniture and also food. I haven’t been there yet.
Gin & Tonic
@Spanky: He’d go broke there.
I learned that term from Martha Stewart and thought it sounded pretty snooty, but apparently it is just an East Coast term. When I got divorced I furnished my whole apartment with stuff from garage sales and a junk store on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena back when it was full of pawnshops and panhandlers and not all fancy like it is now. I still have a Turkish rug I got that smelled of pet pee that the guys who cleaned it for me offered me 14 times what I paid for it.
The story of Cole the alleged curmudgeon getting his coffee paid for twice because he’s such a mensch is why I love Balloon Juice. We need a picture of Marmalade pls. I am thinking cat, too , but need to know.
JC I have thata that trunk’s twin; have had it for 5o+ years. A friend’s father was Superintendent of the Great Northern RR for 40 years he used it when he traveled as luggage. The interior of mine is not as artistic as your’s :)
Your friend’s dad had to travel as luggage? That’s harsh.
cute Amir :)
Wow, the lining in that trunk is straight from th;e ’60s. I think The Monkees wore shirts like that.
If you make it up to NH there are a few routes that are chock full of consignment and antique shops. Route 101A from Nashua to Milford is one.
Plus the Hollis Flea Market on Sunday is lollapalooza for horders.
And yes Brimfield Mass.
That trunk lining is worse than Hitler.
the Conster, la Citoyenne
I have a similar trunk – two actually, and I put a piece of glass on the top of one of them and used it as a coffee table for a long time. It should serve you well. Love the Dunkie’s story – no matter how many of them there are – and just let me say where I am (Boston) they’re everywhere – there’s a line. My theory is they put opioids in the grounds.
What the hell part of Connecticut are you in with all these polite people? Must be Fairfield County.
Hitler’s Lederhosen were lined in that pattern.
Tag sale in NJ, too. Also called porch or stoop sales — because in those parts of NJ, people don’t have yards or garages.
Hell, everybody wore shirts like that. There were pants like that.
@Svensker: Glad to hear they still have stoops in NJ.
@Tinare: It’s all what your used to, probably. Another head waggling moment for me came when I learned Cheeseheads (folks from north of the Cheddar Boarder, aka Wisconsonites) call drinking fountains “bubblers.” I’m fine with bag/sack, soda/pop, but bubbler??
Villago Delenda Est
@Steeplejack: These people think they know how markets work, but they basically have no clue, because “markets” are actually a religion to them, not a social construct subject to social manipulation.
@Villago Delenda Est: free markets work sometimes, but not in healthcare. A patient has just about zero choice. Well, we can fly to India, that’s about it. The providers know we will pay a lot of money to stay alive, and jack prices accordingly. This was an experiment started by Reagan, so we really don’t have that much experience with it.
Pretty sure they are always called yard sales here in Central PA. A couple of years ago, we were riding bikes a long way, and it wasn’t supposed to rain. Started raining just before we got into this little town. Turns out they were having a town-wide yard sale. I blame them for getting wet. There are no yards in that town. I assume most of the buildings were built in horse and buggy days, there are a lot of Amish there to this day. And the local store has a hitching post that is still commonly used.
My sister ran off with most of my mother’s antiques. Then she sold them when she got into a dehoarding stage. I used to resent the fact that she absconded with everything, but now I see it as a blessing. I have one family heirloom, a spool chest from grampa’s store. It’s a burden, and I wish I had more relatives on that side so that I could find someone to give it to.
Bubbler sounds like a rejected Batman villain.
@trollhattan: I laughed. :-)
Needs more tort reform, of course.
The market for organ harvesting would be quite robust.
Pro tip: Invest in livers.
Road trip with interesting kids, talking and joking or just overhearing them be themselves in the back, that part is fun.
Sitting at a diner waiting for them to bring me my eggs and bacon. Today is the day our cleaning people come, so I had to stash the cats in the parking garage (inside my car, of course!) and wandered out for breakfast. After this, I’ll probably head to the Huntington. I’m going to try not to overdo it though — air quality is awful right now after a couple of wildfires.
Because it’s the weekend, I say…
Hey Now Hey Now
@MelissaM: called bubblers since when they were on in they slow bubbled water until you turned it up high enough to drink from; at least that is what I was told after living in parts of country where they weren’t called bubblers and the sweet innocents that children are to others who call things by a different name
I thought all steamer trunks used the same ‘key’.
Yeah, in MA I picked up a somewhat battered but repairable wooden ship trunk late 18/early 19 century for a steal. Shipped it home and after a number of weekends of work it now proudly serves as a coffee table and our bug-out box of personal effects – photo albums, etc.
@the Conster, la Citoyenne: I went to a DD last week and didn’t get charged because the previous customer paid forward. There was no one in line before me! They did it ‘just because…’. I of course had to spring for a medium for the next person.
EMTALA, of course. This is the the same basic dodge Free Market absolutists will always use when presented with examples of the market screwing up: we’ve never had a market that’s truly free from some kind of government intervention. That means they can always point to whatever minimal regulation was out there as justification for why the market didn’t work. There’s literally no case you can point to that they can’t ignore that way.
Probably not to fit the body we need to fit in it — not talking murder, merely comfortable transportation out of the US to the dictatorship of her or his (ahem) choice. And the interior is more than tasteful enough for the occupant I have in mind.
It is a fucking joy to hear you happy, Cole! Bless ABC! And Dunkin’, and anyone else who is supporting you…
Ok I have been wondering since your last post from up there why they were called nutmegers, since I thought the tree was tropical and wouldn’t grow there. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and the answer surprised me. Guess people have always been cynical gossips.
I have also lost the pie filter in both mobile and desktop modes on iPad safari.
The UK are =;^D much enamoured =;^p of boot sales, which only rarely involve the vending of anything so simultaenously intimate and practical as a pair of boots. Apparently the custom grew up at a time when most of them lacked a yard for a yard sale or a garage (pronounced gehr-ahzhe) for a garage sale, so they loaded up their autos & drove to the nearest vacant lot & sold the junk en masse out of the boot, which is Britspeak for the compartment at the rear of the vehicle.(acknowledged by their distant cousins the Can-Eh-Jens in their own peculiarly North American term for the event, trunk fair).
(NB I love the British lexicon for driving – pardon, motoring – matters. Two peoples separated by a common language, indeed!)
@Karen: Here’s a linguistic map of ‘water fountain’ ‘drinking fountain’ ‘bubbler’, among other things
The secondary bug-out use is brilliant-now I’m regretting the small trunk I had as a kid, which I’m sure my parent disposed of in, yes, a garage sale.
Although if you have to bug out on foot, there may be drawbacks…
The Tour de France started today. It’s my usual TV daytime wallpaper every July. Gorgeous scenery, and the commentators maintain an almost golf-like level of quiet civility unless disaster strikes—which it does, occasionally. Good background media.
Not much to see today, though: individual time trials in rainy, cold Düsseldorf (63°F/17°C). Several riders have taken a spill on the slick pavement. Tomorrow is Düsseldorf to Liège.
A small initialed deerhide trunk was in my mom’s attic, along with the 1830s trapping diary of the relative it belonged to. Too late I found that clothes moths and carpet beetles had come along with it, and they denuded it. (How come denude doesn’t mean to clothe or cover?)
Big Ole Hound
See what happens when you leave WV in the rearview. Folks get polite and other civilized shit in BLUE New England.
Your trunk sounds beautiful, Martin. Great place to store photo albums, too. Would love to see a pic or 2! Any before and after?
Just finished hanging my mounted, framed butterflies after adding a few, so had to come up with a new arrangement. They make me smile every time I pass by them.
Here’s a map of other names for junk sales around the country in case you travel.
@zhena gogolia: You obviously don’t live in Fairfield County. ;)
Well, the northern part is ok, but the southern part is rich asshole territory.
I bet John’s underwear matches that lining.
Dunkin Donuts coffee. Oh FSM, how I miss Dunkin Donuts coffee. :(
@Villago Delenda Est:
Perfectly described. Stealing.
I had a summer dress out of that material, way back when
@Svensker: Strange. I grew up in New Jersey but I don’t know that I ever heard the term “tag sale” until I moved to the Boston area. For that matter, most of the signs around where I live (western suburbs) refer to yard sales, not tag sales.
It was. Per right-wing talking heads of 7-8 years ago America had the greatest healthcare system in the world, before Obama screwed it up.
@MelissaM: In RI they’re called bubblers too.
Hmm, I grew up in CT and we always called them garage sales. Also I had a trunk like that as a kid.
@MelissaM: In Cumberland County, PA, there’s a town called Boiling Springs, because of the natural springs around the area, and their high school teams are called, I kid you not, the Bubblers. Points to them for not insisting on a super-macho name, I guess.
Does DUN KIN donuts still have handles on the plain donuts?
Yard sale or garage sale here in Western PA, depending on whether you have a garage or not. My sister’s neighborhood, which is pretty upscale, has a big one every summer where you can score some awesome stuff.
In Maine they are usually called yard sales and sometimes garage sales. A tag sale is a rare occurrence up here.
I call bullshit on Harvard’s map. I grew up in Chicago and central Illinois, and it was always “drinking fountain.” The water is assumed.
@normal liberal: I report you decide ;-)
Thanks – saw them in New England years ago, but when DD came to CO – everyone thought I was crazy.
Oh, yeah. We called them yard sales too.
Hi there, lurker joining the fray. Geeno is my spousal unit, & told me what “a snarling pack of vitriolic jackals” you all are. He also praised the quality of the front pagers & commentariat. So now I get the FB feeds so I know what the heck he’s talking about.
Anyway, nice find, John! I used to have a trunk just like that.
Repeating an offer I made last night — if anyone is doing Camp NaNoWriMo starting today and would like to join a Balloon-Juice cabin, drop me an email through my linked website or send a Gmail to Mnemosyne dot muse. So far it’s me and Miss Bianca, but I have emails out to a couple more people I know from the site.
You! You should join me and Miss Bianca for Camp NaNoWriMo (assuming you have time, of course). See info above. The nice thing about Camp NaNo is that you can have a flexible goal — you’re not required to write 50K in 30 days as with regular NaNo.
How are you liking the ASUS Flip? I’m about two mouse clicks away from ordering one.
Yeah, I was thinking like New Canaan.
Nice trunk. My dad had something similar (maybe bigger) from his time in the Navy. Didn’t have the psychedelic lining though. ;-)
In other news, via Attackerman on Twitter, DB: IC fears Donnie will give away the store on meeting with Vlad:
Given the way Donnie behaved with the Russians in the Oval Office, their concerns are justified.
Reuters: Merkel issues warning to Donnie
The G20 Summit is July 7-8.
Welcome to you! Hope you’ll stick around and participate often!
@p.a.: interesting, all I knew was paternal side of family called them bubblers and rest of relatives laughed; when got to CA in grade school no one had ever heard of them called bubblers. But at that time San Jose was new and most of the children went to school with were from other parts of world
Gin & Tonic
Phil Liggett is, IMO, the best English-language sports announcer/commentator, regardless of sport, period.
Gin & Tonic
@Karen: They are bubblers here in southeastern New England.
@Another Scott: I read somewhere, it was middle of night and have since cleared history, that he had his staff looking for “give aways”
@Gin & Tonic: @Karen: well, this is first time have lived this far east; I swear most of the people here in Maine sound like they are talking with mouthful of mashed potatoes. That my hearing lose is genetic doesn’t help, cause even when used hearing aides all it did was sound even more like mouth full of mashed potatoes
@Gin & Tonic:
What you said. Phil is cycling.
@Karen: Patheos, perhaps?
The Guardian piece cited doesn’t use the term “give away” or “giveaway”, but the gist is there.
SmartyPants at WaMo also too.
It has the potential to be yet another disaster for the USA, just as McConnell and the rest of the Teabaggers try to ram their horrible
health billtax cuts and policy and benefit decimations through the Senate (and consequently through the House).
We’ve got to fight them every single day and not get distracted.
@Cheryl Rofer: Hey, just about everybody in Jersey is a stoop.
@planetpundit: they wear underwear in West-by-God Virginia???
I haven’t been using it as often as I should — hence the doing of Camp NaNo to try and jump-start my book — but I really like it when I do use it. It’s very handy having a laptop-like thing with a touchscreen, and I feel a lot less nervous toting it around than I do with my MacBook Air. If something disastrous happens to it, I’m only out $300, not $1,500.
@p.a.: Portland, OR isn’t on the map but the city’s n etwork of free drinking fountains is called the Benson Bubblers, after the man who had them built.
Major Major Major Major
Ah man, we had a chest just like that when I was a kid, down in the basement. We kept seasonal clothes in it, for snow and swimming. I wonder what happened to it.
@Baud: LOL! Always look forward to your very early comments.
@Steeplejack: You have pictures, I assume.
@Baud: That thought crossed my mind too.
The French (at least in the south) seem to call them Vide Greniers (empty attics, presumably using the verb) if affectionados of the genre travel there.
@The Lodger: That too.
Almost all the signs tacked to telephone poles around here, call ’em “Yard Sales”. (“yahd sale”). The ones advertised in the local weekly paper are usually estate sales, often with more expensive stuff. When we were first marries ~40 years ago, we saw a Royal Doulton complete china service for 12, including serving pieces, for $75. We didn’t have $75 to spare in those days.
@Another Scott: I don’t remember I read all of those, like I said middle of night; but the term giveaways stuck in mind
Thanks for the “smartypants” link. Here’s what makes me beyond nuts: we know , Russia, i.e. Putin, interfered with our election. What the we, the people, don’t know is how extensive and how deeply Trump’s campaign colluded with Putin. If Trump was innocent (beyond being duped by promises of yuuge Trump signs all over Russia) wouldn’t he be trying to kick Putin’s ass? The disconnect is freaking me out.
New England,. too. Pronounced “bubblah”
@Gin & Tonic
@Gin & Tonic:
What you said. Phil is cycling!
Got to agree with the both of yous. The spouse is an avid/rabid bike racing fan. Today starts the annual up before dawn TV watching marathon and finishes with the evening wrap up.
Me, I love when big, messy Bobke joins Phil in the booth.
And like Karen, I had the same dress with the print inside JC’s nifty trunk. Steve’s gonna love it as the replacement for the cd box.
I still have a couple of my dad’s Army footlockers from the 1950s. Goddamned things are indestructible, held together by multiple coats of olive drab, khaki and black paint. I think mrs efg uses them to store linens
Thanks, Aleta, for the excerpt from Trudeau’s speech: he reminds me of President Obama who routinely appealed to our better angels. He shares his vision of an inclusive society, whereas Trump routinely foments not only division but validates the worst of the worst.
@Steeplejack: Lol I had pants like that. Bell bottoms of course!
Not a trunk anymore; it’s a super-sized Steve box.
Mike in NC
I married an antique shop addict. We’ve done numerous road trips in New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc. Last week it was Dade City and Micanopy in central Florida. In the fall we’re going to the Brimfield Fair for a few days.
@pamelabrown53: Nancy is very good, and is well worth reading regularly.
What a great find, although apparently someone stole the extra wallpaper from my childhood bedroom for the lining. (No wonder I often had nightmares.) A Yankee (having lived primarily on the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts for most of my long life), I seldom if ever heard the term tag sale; yard sale and garage sale are more familiar to me. That said, whatever they’re called, they’re great resources for treasures such as this trunk, though they’re probably also partially responsible for our tendency to be hoarders.
@Amir Khalid: Especially with these guys as luggage handlers.
ETA: The short one looks familiar, not sure where I’ve seen him.
@efgoldman: It’s also a bubbler in Wisconsin, but pronounced correctly. I think it got its name from the early version where the water came up from the middle and just sort of bubbled out.
The public fountains in parks and playgrounds (as opposed to school corridor ones) “bubbled” constantly; the water never turned off. I suspect it was partly for sanitary reasons, partly to keep the pipes from freezing, partly to avoid constant repairs on the valves.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. I’m rereading an essay collection by Robert Benchley (written under the pseudonym ‘Guy Fawkes’) “The Wayward Press”.
Press criticism from the 1930s.
@geg6: Where? My SIL and I love those (would us being Black be a problem?)!
Major Major Major Major
@germy: yeah, I feel like people who bemoan the current state of the media as some sort of fall from grace share a malady with other various groups who mistake pockets of relative postwar sanity with ‘normal’.
For the “shocked, shocked” file:
@efgoldman: the ones in Stevens Point were all stone, they got hot in summer so the ice cold water was a treat
Agree. I’ve been following Nancy LeTourneau for years. What made me an avid reader is how she always tries to elevate the discourse. At times she’s written about her spiritual influences, I.e., Reinhold Niebuhr. I believe that is the nexus with her connection with President Obama.
@Steeplejack: This gets back to the question Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station was asking a few weeks ago. Why do these guys have to keep reassuring us that the free market will provide health insurance to everyone that needs it? Why do they care? Some people don’t have Netflix or Cable TV subscriptions because it’s gotten too expensive. Are conservatives quietly conceding that health care is a service that everyone should be able to have regardless of ability to pay?
I am beginning to wonder if people even know what science is anymore; sex slave camps on Mars and the dolts latest
OMG, Thank you, germy for that info. It supports my belief that Robert Benchly is one of Hollywood’s underappreciated talents. He was a great satirist who used his clout and $$$ he earned as a character actor to fund and star in satirical shorts.
BULL! also SHIT!
They want to be political actors, let them pay fucking taxes.
As it is, many of them have skirted, and many have gone over, the line.
Burning at the stake as fucking heretics is too fucking good for some fucking people.
From what I understand, Gruening was fired simply for having a German last name. This was during the first world war; during that period’s own anti-immigrant hysteria.
Word was that his schedule in Hollywood was to arrive on the sound stage at 10 and finish up by 2 in order to be able to belly up to the bar by 3.
Nice work if you can get it.
Cheers, back atcha.
Just had friend on facebook pose the question whether or not dolt would start war before his powers to do so were taken away; since a few of her friends are rabid dolt worshippers the comments should prove intereting.
Alright then, let’s get the Unitarians going door to door for the next Democratic presidential nominee.
@efgoldman: OTOH, the Church of Baud! could really be an asset to Baud! 2020!
@Karen: He’ll try to start a war but will be too incompetent to do so.
@Amir Khalid: God, I love how sharp you guys all are. Some days I just LOL!
In need of a little musical interlude.
Howzabout one heck of a duet?
Not sure what you’re saying. Are you providing a fact, a judgment or both?Too many of our artists succumbed to addictions and other destructive behaviors. I just wonder if some of them didn’t acquire the requisite armor to live a long life. Instead, they were incandescents who were both brilliant and flawed. No role model for living life but contributed to the rest of us despite their destructiveness?
@Skepticat: In NE Ohio we have tag sales and garage and yard sales. The tag sales are mostly estate sales run by professionals in the deceased’s home. I think it’s to take advantage of the garage/yard sale exemption from sales tax.
Merely providing an anecdote.
That Benchley was clever, sharp as a tack and intrinsically whimsical is not in question.
@NotMax: Here he is on “The Causes of the Depression”
In 1970 we took a buddy to LAX, he was going to boot camp for the National Guard. At the luggage conveyor there was a young man loading each bag. Anything that looked like civilian luggage got picked up and placed on the conveyor. All duffle or seabags got an overhead slam down onto the conveyor. Talk about bad luggage handling.
@pamelabrown53: She’s got a good background for talking about politics and how it affects real people. It’s not all “RahRah Go Team” when it comes to politics the way it is for so many people – she walks the walk.
I don’t recall how I came across her – maybe it was at BoomanTribune, when I read things there more regularly (he seemed to mention her blog fairly regularly). Since then, I’ve always liked her level-headed writing. I was pleased when she got occasional guest posts at WaMo and even more so when they picked her up as a daily contributor.
Her “ImaSmartyPants” tongue-in-cheek handle was icing on the cake. :-)
@MelissaM: The old porcelain ones in my middle school did make a gurgling sound, not like the modern metal ones that squirt jets of water.
Sink is fixed. And the kitchen is filth. The roommate has decided he’s prepping to move so I get to unfilth the kitchen, bathroom et al. This is very stressful.
@efgoldman: Johnson Amendment – Repeal Efforts:
Tax deductible secret political contributions, overwhelmingly for one side of the political spectrum, would be the obvious intended result, and of course it would be a disaster.
Donnie and his kids must have figured out a grifting angle for his “foundation” and as well.
The Wiki link above says the Johnson Amendment was uncontroversial at the time – no votes or arguments against it. Times certainly have changed… :-(
I’m sorry., Rue. Especially for you, not having a clean, workable kitchen is hard.
@MomSense: Ditto. Hang in there, ruemara.
I really should! I need to go find a cabin in the woods for two weeks in Washington County where there is no cell service, wifi, or cable and just write.
@Baud: I hope so, I have vision of “here hold my beer”
Hopewell Township, Beaver County. I forget the name of the development, but will give you a heads up when it happens. And no problem with black people. Although there are Trumpsters in the neighborhood, black families live there, too.
@Another Scott: The meeting should be short and sweet:
Vald – Pleasure to meet you, again, Mr. President
Der Fuhrer – I have a list of things to discuss but first KEEP THE H** OUT OF OUR ELECTIONS. If we see in as so much an ‘I Like Ike’ bumper sticker on one of your vehicles we will sanction every thing up to and including the Bolshoi Ballet.
Have a good day. Bye
@geg6: Every now and again, I go to Monaca for woek, so I’m kind of vaguely familiar with the area.
Not an original question but what kind of ‘Christians’ are we raising in this country? The House has delayed passing a budget, again. Why – they can’t agree on how much to cut food stamps.
Now with a moments though it does have a grim logic. When malnourished folks w/o medical ins. get sick they are more likely to die quicker. The Allen Greyson plan!!
Your landlord should be paying to do that, IMO. When we had a toilet back up (just water, thankfully), the management company sent rug cleaners to steam-clean the bedroom carpet so it didn’t get moldy.
Well so much for giving the first lady the benefit of the doubt
Grown from the same low growth pond scum as her husband.
@Murmeltier: Hi! And welcome.
flattery will get you no where around here. :-)
jake the antisoshul soshulist
That size trunk was often called a “Steamer Trunk” because it would indeed have been used a baggage on a steamship.
I love these posts from you, Cole. Have a safe trip back home.
@SiubhanDuinne: Thank You! Geeno is more saavy politically than I am, but you’ll probably hear a peep or two from me on occasion.
@John Cole: TY!
@d58826: I’m not sure if you should blame or thank Geeno for that one. After 26 years, I just have to go w/ the flow.
@Murmeltier: You’re probably one of the only people Cole has personally welcomed to the blog. ABC really is mellowing our guy. Another sign of the happy that makes me happy for him!