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by Moreta
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections

I live in Michigan’s 11th congressional district and I have never been so glad I don’t watch much broadcast TV. The ads during the football games have been relentless.

That said, I’m canvassing tomorrow.
by Moreta
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 3132
Views: 89826

Re: Random Politics

Flake and Corker are calling for a delay until she can tell her story. Whether or not that makes a difference, it's something. I heard the delay is really because they don't yet have the votes to confirm. Murkowski told my mom last week that she’s a no, but she hasn’t said anything like that public...
by Moreta
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Help a swamper out
Replies: 41
Views: 322

Re: Help a swamper out

That was awful. But 3 votes from me!
by Moreta
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

The Tigers organization has been pretty bad at baseball of late but they did a stellar job with their event planning around the jersey retirements for Morris and Trammell and the 50th anniversary of the ‘68 championship.
by Moreta
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3439
Views: 60687

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)



There’s always a tweet. Courtesy of Vox, who dug it up.
by Moreta
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Real or The Onion?
Replies: 129
Views: 6444

Re: Real or The Onion?

rass wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Moreta: Dammit, late again!

Mr Moreta: Oh shit...
A+++
by Moreta
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Real or The Onion?
Replies: 129
Views: 6444

Re: Real or The Onion?

Just came here to post that too. :-D
by Moreta
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Fun game at the Copa today. The Tigers retired Jack Morris’s number. They also managed to win despite all efforts to the contrary.
by Moreta
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3439
Views: 60687

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

Still the not-so-subtle nod to “all types of racism” though. Maybe Stephen Miller wrote it.
by Moreta
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Jeeves Sucks. Vacuum recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: Jeeves Sucks. Vacuum recommendations?

We've had a Kenmore for at least 10 years, it is a beast. I’m on my second Kenmore canister vacuum. The first one is still in use at my father in law’s house. It is 20 years old. I love them. They can get all the way under a bed with no fiddling with attachments. All the attachments store on board ...
by Moreta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Dinner
Replies: 149
Views: 4353

Re: Dinner

mister d wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm
2. We agree bacon is on the safe edge of refrigerated foods you'd eat past expiration, right?
Definitely.
by Moreta
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 726
Views: 32684

Re: Podcasts

She brought up that institutional racism knows no one party and that if Republicans are defeated inevitably Democrat flavored racism will rule. She gave an example that a particular proposition passed in LA to give money to build some homes for the homeless. The city council, mayor, and others redi...
by Moreta
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2028
Views: 99686

Re: Movies

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:56 am

I mean, I'm a total Paul Rudd mark, and Evnageline Lilly is SO CUTE
I had to double check to see if I posted this.

The movie was fun. Definitely one you shouldn’t overthink (as was the first one) but fun.
by Moreta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Changing user name?

Odd meaning incredibly good, if he likes Thin Lizzy? :) Damn good, especially for a 17 year old! We took a short road trip yesterday and he managed the playlist. We had Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Dire Straits, and a lot of Dave Brubeck. I think I’ll keep him, even if he did throw Despacit...
by Moreta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Changing user name?

RSmith wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Moreta wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Elizabeth is sometimes Beth to her family and Lizzy (heaven help her) to her friends.
Call it a tribute to Phil Lynott. :)
Her 17 year old brother would appreciate that. He’s got odd taste in music.
by Moreta
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Changing user name?

I have a Keith and a Noah (no readily available diminutive). I also have a Madeline who insists on the full name (“I am NOT Maddy!”). Benjamin is Ben to his family and Bench to his friends and Elizabeth is sometimes Beth to her family and Lizzy (heaven help her) to her friends. My oldest was Joey to...
by Moreta
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Changing user name?

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 am
Saying this as a(nother) Dave: Don't trust any adult who goes by "David" instead of the short form.
Chief of my department insists on the full David. I still call him Dave. Definitely don’t trust him.
by Moreta
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

The clubhouse attendant is the son of a high school friend of mine. I’m glad he was fired and there was no half assed suspension instead. That kid loves his job more than life and this broke him.
by Moreta
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1019
Views: 37432

Re: Man's Best Friend

This is Bootsie from last week. She had ACL repair surgery today but is still a very cool dog.
Image
by Moreta
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2028
Views: 99686

Re: Movies

Incredibles 2 was highly enjoyable. I wish I had shown up late and missed the animated short that preceded it though. Man, Pixar knows how to punch me right in the gut.
by Moreta
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS GAME 4
Replies: 613
Views: 9597

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - WEEK 11 UPDATE

I am impressed with my recent performance.

by Moreta
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4715
Views: 155872

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

Can I just say how glad I am that you guys are so accepting of therapy and even encouraging it? I think there might be hope for humanity yet.

Johnnie, I hope this leads to you being in a better place, both physically and emotionally. <3
by Moreta
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1019
Views: 37432

Re: Man's Best Friend

I’m so sorry. I’ve loved many dogs, but the ones I loved best were both yellow labs. Much love to your family.
by Moreta
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1019
Views: 37432

Re: Man's Best Friend

The head tilt! Adorable.
by Moreta
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cultural Blind Spots
Replies: 313
Views: 10471

Re: Cultural Blind Spots

I think my distaste for romcoms has been a positive in my marriage. I do like foreign films significantly more than Mr. Moreta does, but I have a few friends I usually see those movies with. We go to the movies a lot still. We aren’t concessions people and our schedules allow for early matinees at t...
by Moreta
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3439
Views: 60687

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:00 am
Such a relief that media outlets will soon be able to go interview farmers in the Midwest who voted for Trump to get their views on things.
I have heard at least 3 of these already.
by Moreta
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Tech Support
Replies: 550
Views: 47853

Re: Tech Support

I have no idea how to fix it, but my coworker managed to screw up a bunch of our fire department district mapping thanks to that little bug.

/cool story bro
by Moreta
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 3132
Views: 89826

Re: Random Politics

For your amusement, I present the train wreck Michigan county that got a lot of attention for shifting hard for Trump. They also elected a county clerk of whom they can be equally proud.

Only the best!
by Moreta
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Official Swamp Dating Thread
Replies: 1604
Views: 71214

Re: The Official Swamp Dating Thread

“I have a collection of worthless old baseball cards at my place. Want to see them?”
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

I guess he didn’t complete the process on the slide.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

JUST LET IT END
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 838
Views: 11353

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Oh ffs.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 632
Views: 39293

Re: Twitter

Amusing thread.

by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4715
Views: 155872

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

My eldest made some pocket money streaming play-by-play for Starcraft matches, mostly with Korean players. I don’t understand the appeal, but this stuff is definitely popular. And increasingly marketable.
by Moreta
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 637
Views: 13762

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

My department has had a rookie fire a rifle into his patrol car and an officer shoot the counter in the lobby of our gun range. These are highly trained officers with bachelors degrees working for a selective department that gets the better hires. Things happen. I don’t want guns in the classroom. A...
by Moreta
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 637
Views: 13762

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

by Moreta
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Replies: 546
Views: 5598

Re: 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament



So tired of nun references.
by Moreta
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Photography
Replies: 129
Views: 5087

Re: Swamp Photography

I hate Gimp. A lot. I am currently doing the monthly Adobe Creative Cloud thing that gives me PS/Lightroom and gives my daughter their animation software for what I feel is a reasonable monthly fee. You can probably do everything you want to do in Gimp, but (for me) it will be more time consuming an...