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March 09, 2019

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anonamom

Thank you, TM.
God blessed us with daddy, and you!

Captain Hate

Thanks, TM.

The Infamous Ignatz

I like Amom's idea for 2PM tomorrow but I won't be online. At 11AM our church should just about have finished the worship music and will sit down for the sermon, which I suspect daddy would have enjoyed because our pastor has the same sense of humor he did and is extremely funny without being irritating.
So I'll be here in spirit and say a prayer for our friend Robert Flynn and his family.

boatbuilder

Thank you for this, TM.

Like all of us I have been thinking a lot about our great good friend "daddy" over the past few days. I know I already miss him terribly.

I had the pleasure of meeting Robert at the Sturbridge JOM met-up at Jane's place. I think I was a little concerned that he would be a blowhard and dominate things--as anybody who has met him knows, I couldn't have been more wrong. In person he was the same engaging and relentlessly upbeat guy we all know from this blog, with a unique gift for actually listening to and being interested in what others have to say. I suppose that is one of the things that made him such a splendid storyteller.

I imagine that his fellow Fedex pilots clamored to have him as a co-pilot on those long flights, when he could fill the hours with fascinating accounts of ancient Sumeria, Indian pro cricket cheerleaders, civil war generals, Alaskan moose adventures and the voyages of The Beagle.

It occurs to me that although this is a political blog and we all know where daddy stood on things, very few of his comments were political--his infectious fascination with the world and with the people he met shines through.

I am truly sorry I never got to do a pub-crawl with him. Although I did share some of his unpronounceable single malt with him at Jane's, I never got the impression that he was a heavy or hard drinker--it seems to me that bars were places to meet and talk with interesting people, and a pint of beer or a nip of whiskey was the means to that end.

Despite his one great character flaw of being a Tar Heel fan, I will remember him always as a true friend. I will cherish forever his optimism, humor and genuine good cheer.

Godspeed, Old Friend.

Jack is Back!

Wow. I never saw that daddy piece on the blog. Wonder how I missed it?

The "Jody" Cadence I remember from ROTC:

Marching Jody

Am I right or wrong?
Air I going strong?
Sound off ( 1 – 2), sound off (3 – 4)
Break it on down (1—2—3—4) (1—2 ——3—4)

Jody this and Jody that,
Jody is a real cool cat.

Ain’t no use in calling home,
Jody’s on your telephone.

Ain’t no use in going home.
Jody’s got your girl and gone.

Ain’t no use in feeling blue,
Jody’s got your sister too.

Ain’t now use in looking back,
Jody’s got your Cadillac.

If old Jody is six feet tall,
I won’t mess with him at all.

Might as well hide that frown,
Jody’s beat you hands down.

Hody, Jody, six feet four,
Jody’s never been whipped before.

I’m gonna take a three-day pass,
Can’t wait to get Jody in my grasp.

Jody is the one who’s mad—
Basic training ain’t that bad!

anonamom

Ig, a perfect place for you to be!

rse

I will miss how he could make you feel like you were there in a city you had never visited and that you had returned to the ones you had.

Picked up Ian Mortimer's Millennium at daddy's recommendation and always found his interest in Charles Darwin to be fascinating.

He was a bright light indeed to have touched so many who had hoped that one day they would get a chance to meet him in person. His description of The Strand reminded me of a digital conversation we had about The Last Bookstore in downtown LA on 7th Avenue.

He loved wondering around the stacks of every bookstore I think he ever encountered.

GUS

RSE, Daddy was special, bright, funny, kind, intelligent, talented. He was one of a kind and he cracked me up.

Ralph L

I wonder why FedEx mixes up their crews so much. They must have done studies.

anonamom

I am not offended in the least by one thing quoted in this article:

Putin Thanks Women For Taking Care Of The Home And Staying Beautiful On International Women’s Day

https://tsarizm.com/news/eastern-europe/2019/03/08/putin-thanks-women-for-taking-care-of-the-home-and-staying-beautiful-on-international-womens-day/

I too appreciate a well kept home, and the work that goes in to that, and I can attest, this not looking too scary thing takes more and more effort with each passing month! ;-) Having recognition for that is not an insult to me.

MissMarple2

daddy also had a true gift for remembering people. He never failed to ask about my grandson, whom he only met once, and took a true interest in his schooling and later employment.

I got to meet up with daddy 4-5 times because of Indy being a place his flights often took him as he headed for places overseas. Such a kind and joyful guy, who took a true interest in so much of life.

I truly will miss him.

The Infamous Ignatz

Daddy was one of those rare guys who pretty much everyone just wanted to hang around with. I had the chance at least once when he was in the bay area years ago but couldn't make it.
I wish I had.

Captain Hate

Yes, Miss Marple, it was serendipitous for you that FedEx flew into your airport and not that POS Hopkins by me. Luck of the draw.

peter

I am honored and simultaneously riddled with guilt that my name is associated so closely with this special tribute to such a great guy posted by another great person, our blog host. I was blessed to have spent four hours with daddy and am very blessed to be able to post here. I am a mere Robin Quivers to daddy's Howard Stern, or an Ed McMahon to daddy's Johnny Carson, or perhaps Andrew Ridgely in daddy's Wham! .
I want to thank jimmyk, and Jane, and Clarice who have all been very helpful in serving as liaison to daddy's family and his JOM friends- I had a work week from hell this past week and wasn't able to fulfill that role of passing along the information. I picture daddy in a heavenly bookstore right now, standing on line to get his autobiography autographed by Charles Darwin, full of questions, uttering over and over "great stuff, outstanding!" in his uniquely encouraging way. Jim in nj, your posts about your Monday travels with daddy are wonderful and much appreciated. Thank you for coming out to join us. If I could talk to daddy right now, I'd tell him, the expression is "See Sorrento and die," not "See Staten Island and die." I hope that feeble joke doesn't offend. May the Good Lord bless us all.

asw

Tom Maguire thank you so much for making your blog an such an extraordinary place. This is one piece of the amazing life daddy lived as he took us around the world with him.

Thanks JIB for the Jody chant. Never heard of it but isn't that what happens so often here. One mention will inspire more from this equally amazing crew along for the ride on Just One Minute.

clarice

Thanks, TM.
I think besides his many other qualities I most admired was daddy's interest in just everything. He was such a voracious reader and loved sharing all the new things he learned every day.

Marlene

Thank you,TM. I loved daddy's stories about walking the dogs and the close encounters with moose and bears. I remember being excited last summer when a moose walked in front of the cabin while I was sitting on the porch. Yay! I had a moose story to tell. Rest in Peace,daddy.

matt - deplore me if you must

I know a couple of Jody cadences that are not for family publications.

I second asw. Thanks, Tom.

Sorry to hear that DoT is doing poorly. I mis his acerbic humor as well.

I think "See Staten Island and die" may be the classic daddy quote. I have alway loved that ferry ride.

rse

peter-

I had an uncle who was a well-known minister and also taught at the school of theology at emory. He had a heart attack in his 50s and after that his family always worried he would have another. Years went by though and he continued to move from church to church beloved everywhere with a singularly distinct personality that went along well with his highly unusual nose.

He was moved to a church near emory which many faculty attended and was preaching one Sunday. After saying the line "Did you hear it? Will you live it? Praise God." he fell over at the pulpit.

There were probably more doctors in the congregation than at the nearby hospital that day and seeing what was happening several sprinted forward. He was already gone.

He was the next to youngest sibling. but for my mom and she does not quite have my findness for words. I told her he died in way that created what sounds like an apocryphal story and he would have loved that.

Daddy's last two days do sound a bit apocryphal as well. A sign of a life well lived I think.

hoyden

daddy wrapped up his life time doing what he so much enjoyed; exploring fascinating historical locations, engaging in stimulating conversation, in the company of friends. daddy shared that experience with JOM.

peter

One more tidbit about my romp around the basement of the Strand bookstore last Sunday with daddy. We came upon a book about medieval history and daddy started talking about the bubonic plague. I mentioned that I had read somewhere that it was just a simple bacterium that any modern antibiotic could easily wipe out, only problem was antibiotics wouldn't be invented for another five centuries. i don't know if some of you remember this, but daddy once posted that he was born with a condition in which his colon was defective. He told me, in response to my comment about the plague and antibiotics, that he would not have lived past infancy except for the fact that surgical techniques learned by field operations in World War II made it possible for him to be operated on and survive childhood. So we all owe a debt of gratitude to the field surgical units of the US Army of WWII era that we were able to benefit from their courage and experience.

matt - deplore me if you must

I agree rse. I always loved the story of my grandmother's passing.

She was 67 years old and it was @ 1948 or so and they had the St. Patrick's dance at the church hall in Brooklyn. She was dancing with the priest, and she just fell over; a massive heart attack.

Everyone got down their knees and said three Hail Mary's and then got on with things.

Daddy's JOM weekend is a coda to a life fully lived. God rest his soul.

henry

It is difficult to catch the range of daddy’s interests in one comment. I will note he did play some guitar as well.

jimmyk

Thank you, TM, for devoting a thread to daddy, and more generally for this blog where we all got to know him. As I said the other day, I was privileged to meet up with him several times when he passed through NYC, and he was the same in person as online: interested in everyone and everything around him, endlessly upbeat, knowledgeable, and humble. He packed a lot more than 64 years worth of living into the time he was given.

Momto2

Not surprising to many here - one of my favorite things about daddy was his love of his dogs, Nelson, Fry, and Scout! I marveled at his stories of moose encounters and would often hold my breath until I read to the end that all was well.

Many cold mornings when I would dread taking my dogs out - I would think of him and his joyful attitude about being out in nature with the labs. " What's a measly 28 degrees? At least here it's above zero...it's probably 10 below in Alaska and daddy still gets out with the boys!"

He once posted a link to a video of one of his dog walks. I thought I had saved it but cannot find it now. If anyone else has it, I would love to see it again.

D

Thank you TM for this wonderful daddy thread.
I loved his stories about Alaska, moose , his playful dogs and his daughters and momma.
A life well-lived is how I would describe him.
I feel honored to have shared a part of his life thanks to this blog.
Get a JOM section ready for this rest of us in heaven daddy!

James D.

So gld to this threat to remember daddy.

I wish I'd been able to meet him. I feel like I knew him just from his writings here, but it's clear those were just the palest shadow of what he was like in person.

jimmyk

I also want to send thoughts and prayers to Barbara and their two daughters. Daddy’s posts always showed such love and admiration for them.

anonamom

I too have shared daddy's concern about impending retirement.
From seeing so many of my cousins stop working the past few years, I realized it is different leaving something you love/adore (no matter how much you hate how The Governement has screwed with it) but are concerned about aging out of being at the top of the game (or your employer is!) versus getting rid of a boss, and finally getting to do what you want.
Much of the time, I AM "doing what I want", as was he. And there's not much that I want to do that I am not doing already---so what's to fill the void?

RSE's post gives me a great idea---I'll pull daddy's posts, and use them as a reading and travel list! He had such wide ranging interests, and his joy of discovery and love of sharing what he found is what made his travelogues so alive for me.

Gentlejim

Thanks for the tribute thread TM. I’m loving all the memories. I’ll be here in spirit tomorrow since I’ll be somewhere between here and Tucson at the time.

One regret I have is never following through with my plan to call a bar that Daddy was live blogging from and have the bartender pester him in some manner that he would know was coming from us JOM clowns.

Jane

Peter,

Do not sell yourself short. Daddy texted me that day that you were exactly the same, just different. A true compliment. Wear it well!

Texas Liberty Gal

I'm not sure what my day will look like tomorrow but I've got my alarm set and will be here if I can.

I was intrigued by his daughters' names. Lovely and unique - just like daddy

Jane

And thanks TM as always for everything, and especially for remembering Daddy.

Captain Hate

Yes, Momto2, I've thought about his dogs also. When my dogs have died in the past the only thing that's given me solace is that if they'd have outlived Mrs H and I they'd have been lost souls. daddy's dogs have the rest of the family but their pack has been reduced by one. Dogs sense things differently than people; when I come in from being out Mrs H knows when I'm about five minutes away because Teddy starts pacing around and whining. I'm not sure what daddy's dogs know but I feel bad for them.

Jane

Momto2,

I have several videos. I just don't know how to post them.

jimmyk

I’m sure we’ve all seen those videos of dogs refusing to leave their owners’ gravesides. I can imagine daddy’s dogs like that. They’re used to him being away for stretches, but I have no doubt they will be affected.

Buford Gooch

Thank you, TM. I have a love for many people who comment here. Daddy was near the top of that list.

Jane

The dogs are used to Daddy being away for long periods of time. So it could be awhile altho i'm sure the disruption will disturb them.

peter

Remember when he would cut a post short by saying--"to the dogs!" ?

Buckeye

Wheels up, flaps retracted, throttles forward.

Godspeed daddy.

Extraneus

Someone posted that his earliest known JOM comment was in 2006. I think I've been here that long, so I've "known" daddy for 13 years or close. In all that time, his childlike curiosity never waned in the slightest.

What a unique soul. I hope he's already been to Ultima Thule.

Momto2

(for daddy, Nelson, Fry, and Scout)

The Sweetness of Dogs by Mary Oliver

What do you say, Percy? I am thinking
of sitting out on the sand to watch
the moon rise. It's full tonight.
So we go

and the moon rises, so beautiful it
makes me shudder, makes me think about
time and space, makes me take
measure of myself: one iota
pondering heaven. Thus we sit, myself

thinking how grateful I am for the moon's
perfect beauty and also, oh! how rich
it is to love the world. Percy, meanwhile,
leans against me and gazes up into
my face. As though I were just as wonderful
as the perfect moon.

Dave (in MA)

I have a guy here changing my gas meter, from the same company that blew up the North Shore last September. Fingers crossed.

anonamom

Dave, if you go (blow), you and daddy scout out the pubs up there for us, OK?

Jack is Back!

In honor of daddy, and his sense of humor:

peter

Man, for a guy who supposedly was going to cut down on the internet for Lent, I sure am spending a lot of time here. To the (metaphorical) dogs!

Manuel Transmission

I started hanging out here about the time of the 2008 election and I was traveling to China fairly regularly during that time. Right off, daddy gave me directions to an Irish pub in Beijing that we spent half a day in traffic to check out. It is when I started to note the seasoned athletes with grace and poise he was so quick to observe. We also corresponded about the view from the air after the big quake in Japan that I wouldn’t have been able to recognize without his help.

As I mentioned earlier our only meetup was prior to the 2016 election when he was in Seattle for a layover and he, Jim Miller, Mrs MT and I rendezvoused at the Ram sports bar for a very long lunch. Jim dropped out of JOM shortly thereafter and I don’t have any contact info to notify him about daddy.

Porchlight

Remember when he would cut a post short by saying--"to the dogs!" ?

peter, I've thought of that several times this week. It always made me chuckle.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has opened JOM these last few mornings half-expecting a daddy post or two from overnight.

Thank you, daddy, for your kindness and consideration. Thank you, TM, for the same. We're all very fortunate to have this place.

Porchlight

Man Tran, I believe I have a gmail address for Jim Miller from the big JOM list, but it looks like it may have bounced.

Dave (in MA)

Gas guy came & left, and he even helped me put stuff away that I had to clear out for him to work.

Porchlight

Now that's good service, Dave (in MA).

D

Remember how daddy would yell. KAY ROO instead of Caro to call the dogs.
I have also thought of his friendly neighbor, who just got a new dog after his other one died.
I am sure he will miss daddy a lot.
I will try to be here at 2:00 on Sunday.

jimmyk

“ Jim dropped out of JOM shortly thereafter and I don’t have any contact info to notify him about daddy. ”

Didn’t Jim have his own blog? I don’t have the link, but that might be a way to reach him.

Porchlight

I found the blog link via Instapundit, jimmyk, but it was a dead link.

Gentlejim

Miller’s politics blog on seanet is no longer active.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Thanks for the daddy thread.

His posts on politics were obviously not what fascinated us.

Books. History. Ideas.

His family, lovingly described. His dogs, likewise.

His travels, vibrantly shared.

Nary a word of bad temper or discouragement.

Manuel Transmission

Porch, I think Jim bailed like some of our other regulars like Hit. Jim had a small newsletter thingy he did for local issues, but the Trump elephant in the room seemed to swamp everything else.

Manuel Transmission

Oops, too slow, as usual.

Dave (in MA)

h/t Janet:
https://www.theepochtimes.com/reporters-mock-trump-alabama-residents-during-post-tornado-visit_2831218.html?fbclid=IwAR0dVn8xkefuV_x4xSd3MrLX4KYdYynFy_0l3pdz2z6z9Z7fQTVE4caqYk0

Porchlight

Yes, that is my memory, too, Man Tran. We lost Rick Ballard and NK around the same time.

Extraneus

Nary a word of bad temper or discouragement.

Except lately for that hidden SOB, John C. Fry.

Jane

OOOh Daddy hated to fight. He'd yell at me when I opened that door here. Now we could disagree and did a lot, and there is no doubt his posts about Jonah and NR were designated to piss me off. If they were really bad he would warn me in advance yet take great pleasure in doing it. But he wouldn't continue the fight in texts. Didn't have it in him no matter how hard I'd try!

Tom Bowler

A fine tribute to daddy, TM. Thank you for creating a place where we could get to know him.

Dave (in MA)


If typepad had a like button feature, I'd have clicked lots of 'em in this thread.

1/2aboy&1/2aman

To daddy:
I am but a longtime lurker, who only came to know you (like others here) through your posts.

To my bewilderment, this past Thursday after 3 days of detachment from reality in a city of sin and where time is not a consideration, attempting to catch up with the goings on at JOM, I read a post that simply said something to the effect that they were sorry you were gone.

Uncertain as to what “gone” meant, I paged back to a previous thread. After scanning what seemed to be endless posts, I found the first post that told me you had gone to a better place.

Seeking to find out more, I read the posts that followed, and though I sensed it, I truly came to realize your impact to this place through all the heartfelt posts regarding you and your impact to the JOM posters’ lives.

Yes, Porchlight, we are fortunate to have this place. However, this place is (fill in with your word of choice using as examples: Wonderful, Special, etc.) a ______________ place because of the _____________ people posting here including a ________________ daddy who served these many years as an adopted parent.

You truly gifted us with adventure in your walk of line through every post. Whether it be of the extraordinary or ordinary, you made each equally enjoyable. A real-life Indiana Jones.

To borrow the posting style of another: DADDY, YOU HAVE DELIVERED YOUR FINAL PACKAGE, THAT BEING, YOURSELF, TO YOUR NEW SONS AND DAUGHTERS IN HEAVEN.
[Go Daddy logo, if I could post it]
Gone: yes, forgotten: never.

Dave (in MA)

half,

Don't be a stranger.

Extraneus


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anonamom

half, that is just beautiful! Thank you.

MissMarple2

To those people who read here but never post (like 1/2), please consider joining us!

We are really a welcoming group, even if once in a while we get into spats. You will learn so much (as I did) and never regret being part of JOM. It would be a lovely tribute to daddy.

Momto2

I also enjoyed his posts about earthquakes. Here is one from Dec. 31, 2018. You almost feel as if you were there, don't you?

In honor of TM's New Thread and the New year we just had a 5.0 Quake up here! Alaska Earthquake Center

Time: December 31, 06:03 PM
Magnitude: 5.0
Location: 61.31,-149.99
Depth: 43.0 km (27.0 miles)
Event Id: 0191pccr7

I was upstairs prowling through my Darwin books, (still scattered in the closet from the last quake), for my Audobon quote. The gals and the dogs were on the main floor below me in the TV den watching some Brit 'claymation' comedy movie when it hit. The house really shook hard and I heard momma hollering and everybody scampering out the door to the open porch on the side of the house. I stayed put, but once it ended it was nice to hear them laughing and enjoying the experience instead of petrified. Nelson and Fry dashed out of the house as well, but Scout stayed put. Good dog, Scout.
Posted by: daddy | December 31, 2018 at 10:31 PM

Extraneus

Btw, there are some better GoDaddy pics, but I'll hold off posting them here out of respect for his preference for Carl's Jr.

hoyden

I'm not doing FB much anymore but I appreciate the JOM page.

Ralph L

O Mio Babbino Caro (Oh my beloved daddy)
Two JOMers with one song.

jimmyk

To repeat what I said a few days ago, daddy had plenty of righteous anger, but it was all directed at dishonest, corrupt, evil pols and journalists, most recently the protection of John Fry, as ext noted. He was of course scathing about Murkowsky, and angriest of all about the treatment of Ted Stevens, which he would raise again and again as a prime example of deep state corruption.

jimmyk

And I know this was linked in an earlier thread, but needs to be included here. Such a fitting tribute, I presume written by his family.

https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?n=robert-a-flynn&pid=191770955

joan

I came to jom during the Dan Rather/Marjory Mapes 60 Minutes show on President Bush's National Guard service. While I've never posted a lot, I fell in love with this site. What an incredible place Mr. Maguire created and what fascinating people joined in to make it unique. As I said yesterday, daddy was tops in exemplifying the magnetism that draws us here day after day, week after week, and year after year.

daddy's youthful exuberance, creative intelligence, and extraordinary talent was a gift not usually encountered online, or even in our run-of-the-mill lives. He was a colorful raconteur, travel guide, and writer. The "grrrr" he used to sign off always made me chuckle. Usually the comment was also filled to the brim with humor and smart wit as well as that growl. No matter what he posted, he never left me feeling depressed or upset -- or that the left was going to conquer us. His comments were usually perfect. While he'd be aggravated about something, he never laced his words with doom or gloom. What a man he was -- kind and generous, witty and bright -- how fortunate we've been to know him.

joan

The Infamous Ignatz

--Posted by: 1/2aboy&1/2aman --

A Nick Lowe fan?

joan

Mary Mapes not Marjory Mapes. ???

Porchlight

Ditto what Dave said at 2:23, half.

clarice

typepad is not printing my posts.

The Infamous Ignatz

Relinking this week's TWIP, which I thought was better than usual and also because there are about as many pictures in the comments now as the main page.

Ralph L

The first daddy comment someone found and posted was priceless.
I think I started commenting around the Libby trial, right before bad did. That time here is still more vivid to me than the years since.

clarice

4th try--keto bagels:https://www.gnom-gnom.com/gluten-free-paleo-keto-bagels/

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Three retweets from Rep Mark Meadows, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and Dan Bongino.

hoyden

Clarice, thank you for persisting.

clarice

Here's another promising bagel recipe:https://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/paleo-bagels/?go_print

clarice

I can stop any time, but Hoyden , this is the most promising pizza dough recipe I've found:https://www.gnom-gnom.com/gluten-free-paleo-keto-pizza-crust/?fbclid=IwAR1yo3hrhd9LOnmj9_IHfi-trkX2n2hv5AfhrQ_TsjHOLKbDj5enpXw5tZk

henry

Be careful Hayden, you’ll need a Thermomix for those recipes. ;)

1/2aboy&1/2aman

Iggy, in reply to your 3:07 post:
Nick who? You mean Rob Lowe, right?
Only joshing. Yes, and you are very observant, I like and appreciate that.
Dave and Porchlight, I will try and do so, thank you.
A-mom, you're welcome and Thank you for the kind words.
Miss M, you are spot on in your comment. I have too learned a lot from JOM. Many times from your links to news articles and many times to people you recommend to follow on twitter, like Thomas Wictor, etc. And always from the banter and the experiences from all on this site.
I believe I came to JOM via a recomm. on Free Republic dating back to the days of the Libby persecution.
I lurk signed-out on a day to day basis, occasionally too much at work, I'm sure.
Think I'll grab a nap as the wife is not up to much after winning a bout of the flu from some unknown in sin city. At least, I'm still well, I think and on day 2 of preventative Tamiflu. Wouldn't want to spread it to those on this thread, HA!
Goodday!

Gentlejim

Ext,
Your 236 gave me a much needed laugh.

Should I try a “Terry Bradshaw to the white courtesy phone” while I’m at OHare tomorrow? :)

Extraneus

I saw a Bradshaw commercial yesterday, Jim. He was hawking those walk-in bathtubs with a side door for old people. (My wife watches mostly black & white shows for some reason, so you can imagine the commercials.) Anyway, what a liar daddy was, trying to convince us he looked like that ugly dude.

MissMarple2

1/2,

I came here through a recommendation from a friend, because I got banned on Ace of Spades!

Ha!

henry

Trump tweet (more to come):

Wacky Nut Job @AnnCoulter, who still hasn’t figured out that, despite all odds and an entire Democrat Party of Far Left Radicals against me (not to mention certain Republicans who are sadly unwilling to fight), I am winning on the Border. Major sections of Wall are being built...

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
16m16 minutes ago

I hope the grandstanding Governor of California is able to spend his very highly taxed citizens money on asylum holds more efficiently than money has been spent on the so-called Fast Train, which is $Billions over budget & in total disarray. Time to reduce taxes in California!

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/us/cnn-to-be-sued-for-more-than-250m-over-vicious-and-direct-attacks-on-covington-high-student-lawyer

Catsmeat

Thank you, TM, for the daddy tribute and thread. I won't ever forget him. In his next-to-last email to me, sent on that prior Thursday, he completely surprised me. I'd posted a bit before about "bout-listening" to the 2007 Madison Garden Clapton/Winwood version of "Can't Find My Way Home." This is what daddy wrote:
"...in your creation I made it to page 43 last night and am going slow since it is a lot to chew on amidst all the other carp I have to watch and transcribe all day for JOM, but amazingly also last night I also played a few times the Clapton/Windwood electric version of Can't Find My Way Home. Great minds!!! :) Cheers. Rob

Too much--into the heart!

Jeff Dobbs

I've met many fine JOMers, and there are many many more I've never met in person I wish I could.

Of the second category, Daddy was always at the top.

I absolutely loved that man.

Thank you to the JOMers who reached out to let me know Daddy passed away. Means a lot.

I truly hope everyone is doing well, and that life is good. I love you all.

RIP Daddy.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Such a pleasure to see Hit-and-Run gracing the pages of JOM again!

Extraneus

Nice to see you, Jeff.

The Infamous Ignatz

Tito makes a good point in the TWIP comments;

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