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Old Mar 6th 2014, 2:00 pm
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We nearly had riots and public lynchings a couple of years back when the school district tried to increase the boundary for school bus eligibility. I think it was going up to 1/2 mile for elementary (from 1/4) and 1 mile for JH/HS (from 1/2). I didn't really take much notice, as it didn't affect us, but it was amusing seeing the outpouring of public outrage. Quite interesting, coming from a community that is normally so sanguine about provision of services...no, you're poor, no healthcare for you, but we're rich and we want Johnny to ride the school bus, dammit....! Has it always been like that here? When did the pioneer spirit get beaten out of folk? The west would never have been won if the wagon trains had been populated by the pathetic whiny "its not fair" scrotes that live round us....
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
it's absolute zero outside,
Darn it, I don't think I bought enough handwarmers for our trip next week...
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Tut tut tut....you seem to be suggesting that Little Johnny should be required to walk further than the end of his drive to board the his school provided transportation. How very dare you!! A very slippery slope that one....What will be next? .....
How long have you lived here? Isn't the answer to that obvious: communism!
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Darn it, I don't think I bought enough handwarmers for our trip next week...
Next week warms up a bit. 30s and 40s I believe, you should be fine.

Be warned though, Chicago will be full of plastic paddies by about Thursday ...
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Next week warms up a bit. 30s and 40s I believe, you should be fine.

Be warned though, Chicago will be full of plastic paddies by about Thursday ...
And we'll be heading to the airport late Friday night....good timing, almost
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And we'll be heading to the airport late Friday night....good timing, almost
Ah, you should be fine then

I can't complain though, I'll have four solo gigs out of it between Friday and Monday. Usually I do five gigs (solo and duo combined) per month ...
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Be warned though, Chicago will be full of plastic paddies by about Thursday ...
I mean while we're on WTF America, St. Patrick's day.

What do you mean you're Irish? You you your great-grandmother was Irish, you're not.
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I mean while we're on WTF America, St. Patrick's day.

What do you mean you're Irish? You you your great-grandmother was Irish, you're not.
I know. It's ridiculous and I feel a bit dirty cashing in on it but I could clear $5-600 in just three days this year
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I could clear $5-600 in just three days this year
Riverdance?

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Riverdance?

**** no, I'm not that desperate for cash

No, I just mix in a few traditional folk songs with my normal set weighted towards the folky Knopfler/Jethro Tull end of things and it seems to work.
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**** no, I'm not that desperate for cash

No, I just mix in a few traditional folk songs with my normal set weighted towards the folky Knopfler/Jethro Tull end of things and it seems to work.
"Thousands are sailing" was on the radio this morning on my way to work. Made a very welcome change from Katey effin Perry.
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"Thousands are sailing" was on the radio this morning on my way to work. Made a very welcome change from Katey effin Perry.
The long, drawn out death rattle of a man suffering from terminal flatulence would make a very welcome change from Katy effin Perry
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The long, drawn out death rattle of a man suffering from terminal flatulence would make a very welcome change from Katy effin Perry
Yeah, it was Shane MacGowan.
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Yeah, it was Shane MacGowan.
Close enough.
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Talking about the St Patricks thing, what is with GREEN beer?? I am half Irish (in the proper sense, not the American sense) and have yet to receive a green beer in any pub I have been to over there? It also seems to be a very big deal here compared to other places I have lived? Another corporately induced "holiday" cash cow?
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