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by Tarlo Farm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: "Fire And Fury"
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: "Fire And Fury"

I'm working on "It's Even Worse Than You Think" by David Cay Johnston. And it is. Alarming. I sit with a highlighter and can only read a chapter or so at a time, it's so, so awful; corruption, foxes in the henhouse with no oversight. And getting worse every day.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Military Parade

Successful military personnel require a great deal of self discipline, ability to keep their mouth shut and the patience to wait for things to happen in it’s own time. And the ability to ignore a great deal of bureaucratic running around. In the past, military parades were a common stable of the U....
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Military Parade

He loves his tanks and generals and all the bright, shiny objects he played with as a child. Military School (for incorrigible children who caused nothing but trouble in public schools) was right up his ally - until it came time for Viet Nam. Anytime I find myself talking to someone of a certain age...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Military Parade

I certainly hope it won't interfere with my vacation plans in a few weeks

because I'm going to be laying in the damn street in front of a tank if the bone-spur-draft-dodger goes through with this deplorable, childish, expensive fantasy.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 1385

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I just watched it too and heard the commentary. Of course she knew it was going to be seen. I agree Hayburner.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Another sign of getting older...

Koolkat wrote:I had the same response to House of Cards. . .


Watched the first two years of "Cards", then couldn't any more. Then THIS administration came along, and I'm almost all caught up. (Damn you Kevin Spacey, you used to be one of my favorite actors!)
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: "Fire And Fury"
Replies: 2
Views: 127

"Fire And Fury"

Just finished it and was pleasantly surprised by how well-written it is. I even had to have a dictionary handy! A couple mechanical editing errors (which I seem to be spotting in many books lately) and I understand Wolf got some birthrates wrong, but all and all, very interesting. Really weird to re...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?

I wonder why that person didn't like staying there? I know accommodations are limited and the village is tiny, but it might be cool.
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?

Bucket list item, looking forward to comments.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quick gift question
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Quick gift question

This ^^^ My thoughts are the photos are more, and more quantitative, and hanging of a canvas at this time could prove problematic.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Constitutional Lawyers
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Constitutional Lawyers

Same action, same circumstances, different "facts" (i.e. atheist/Buddhist/Muslim/Christian/Jewish), it is that simple. As far as any court case is "simple"... 8-)

From two attorneys, one of whom used to be on this board.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Constitutional Lawyers
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Constitutional Lawyers

Thanks for your input. I got my answers and two great, relatively easily understandable explanations. The term "precedent" refers to law, not facts. For example, if an atheist brings something all the way to SCOTUS on grounds of their atheism, the final decision doesn't preclude a Buddhist...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Constitutional Lawyers
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Constitutional Lawyers

I said goes "all the way to SCOTUS" not goes straight there. Of course this kind of thing has to move through the lower courts first. It can take years. Regarding online searches, I need to know the name of this supposed...policy...case...instance... I don't even know what to refer to it a...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Constitutional Lawyers
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Constitutional Lawyers

I've recently been told that if an individual (A) files a suit on Constitutional grounds - violation of some Right - and that suit goes all the way to SCOTUS and the plaintiff loses, that doesn't set precedent...?

That individual B can then file suit on the same grounds...?

Please explain.
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Re: Please tell me it can stop

No, I can't. That's why I said "I believe". I also believe the fact Japan had a similar "mistake" a day later, albeit, one that only lasted four minutes instead of almost 40, lends credence to my suspicions. But absolutely, this is just a gut instinct.
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Annnnnnnd we're back on the precipice of a shutdown. But Tillerson still has his job. But Bannon is declaring executive privilege (???) and has now at least three subpoenas directed at him and his documents. Oh, and I believe Hawaii's ballistic missile fiasco was an issue of a hacking into the system.
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Soliciated for donation
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Soliciated for donation

You guys really think it was legit???
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Reading For Comprehension

There ya go ^^^ Especially regarding this issue with this memorial in my township. I'm on the Planning Commission and I try to tactfully assure people we have a plan and a path - without saying too much, too soon - and it's worse than if I were a block of wood talking to a wall. They think I'm worki...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Reading For Comprehension

Have you seen the movie "Idiocracy"? Too true and too scary.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Reading For Comprehension

I have to come here and get off FB to vent about my frustration (I'm being tactful) about people not comprehending the remarks of others. For gawd's sakes!!!!!! We have a local issue getting lots of attention regarding a historical memorial to a Jesuit missionary on township land. So now we have peo...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pretty farm for sale in TN
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Pretty farm for sale in TN

In the later photos - high 70's - they show someone driving in one of the big pastures around some kind of cone/marker/thing.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

Welcome to climate change. And batten your hatches! i guess you and Trump have the same issues What does THAT mean????? I don't believe Drumpf believes in climate change or global warming. I'm responding to the comments of how unusual it is for those on the East Coast - especially south east - to g...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

Loss of power/heat is where the big danger begins. I will NEVER live any place that gets below 60 degree without a wood stove in the house. No power, no issue. No heat, no way!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

Welcome to climate change. And batten your hatches!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

Of course you don't "need" to be there. But I do. I believe my dogs and cats and horses have known full well that I am there when they feel the prick of the needle. Soon after that? No.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I can't imagine leaving your animal alone to be euthanized. I've NEVER not been there, nor will I ever be. I owe it to my critters to stay to the end. And I believe the vets were unethical, but looking at the big picture.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Winter Solstice

Well, I just spent a half hour thoroughly reading and trying to understand that Wiki article. I got about 80% of it (the calculations and symbols throw me), very cool and I think I can explain it well enough to my non-science friends. It reminded me of the first time I went to Jamaica in March from ...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Winter Solstice

by Tarlo Farm
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Winter Solstice

There is an old saying "as the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen." I hope that is not true! "Thermal Lag" It's why the hottest days are in July and August, not June. As to the rest of it, patience Grasshoppers. Pay special attention to number three and four: ...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Your first riding lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Your first riding lesson

Liz Verbanac was the instructor, she was about 12 and many years later married a young vet student at Michigan State and he became (and still 45 years later, is) my vet. I was six. On a black shetland pony, and my older brother rode a slightly larger chestnut pony. A heavenly summer where my indulge...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Having to make the hard decision

Shoot. You know what's best for your critter. {{{hugs}}}
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 1170

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

Oh Xan, I'm so sorry. What a wonderful pair you became, and you did right by him all the way to the end. {{{hugs!}}}
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: No Moore!!!

i have read about Moore thank you i could not find info about the rules of the election As a voter, I'd be frosted if someone else just stepped into a vacated seat. The closest thing to that happening is when a Governor appoints someone to fill a seat until an election can be held. Sometime I feel ...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: No Moore!!!

I fear so often that our "separation of church & state" is on the verge of dissolution. Always, I point out to people that if you want to see the mess combining the two creates, look no further than the Middle East.
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 656

No Moore!!!

I didn't think I'd stay up for it, and after watching a minute around 9pm, I REALLY didn't think I'd stay up. But it was over before 11pm.
Decency and secular government wins!
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: CA Fires

Do you think about leaving the area? It seems your wildfires are becoming such monstrous disasters in this day and age of global warming...
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1867

Re: Where is everyone????

OMG! Get and stay healthy everyone!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1867

Re: Where is everyone????

I posted some stuff in Politics to see if I could stir up some life. :D We've had stellar autumn weather so I've been out working and riding pretty solidly as long as it's been light. And the holiday parties are starting... Our weather is changing as I write this; this morning I drove to get a big b...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Me Too
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Me Too

Yep. All of it. Until women - 51% of the population - hold 51% of the power (because we all know it's mostly about power, not sex) I believe the threats will continue. We all either were so horrified when we were younger, or shrugged it off as we got older. This MUST be the turning of the tide.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Me Too
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Me Too

Can't believe in this day of sexual harassment revelations, no one has started this topic. Well, me too. When it appeared someone wanted to start a hashtag with "name him", I thought "him" who?? Which month, what year?? I was 12 or 13 when first approached in a train station, gua...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Re: Please tell me it can stop

THE single most important year ahead of us is 2018. The House and/or Senate must change. Impeachment is not the answer; the Senate could choose to look the other way no matter what information the hearings uncovered. Someone earlier referred to Pence as "ignorant". I'm afraid he's anything...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding

Yep, always look at the horses and ignore the riders - unless they're riding well.
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Past Horse Race Question
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Past Horse Race Question

Yes. I've been actively following the KD for over 40 years and I don't remember anything like this. Phar Lap and Mine The Bird were both inexpensive and kind of flukes, but neither fits this bill.
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 2527

Re: What is your opinion about this?

orono wrote:I will often pull over, 'park'


There's the key.

Really though, I think everyone is just having fun, no one is losing sleep about shopping carts or trucks parked in front of gates - as long as they can be moved.
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 2527

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Chisamba wrote:I don't shop in a hurry, and I don't intend to.


Good for you.
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Look what I found at the thrift store
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Look what I found at the thrift store

Great find! I plowed thorough all the Farley books. The library had them sorted in order of printing. I can picture them lined up on the shelf right now.
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 2527

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Chancellor wrote:[(I like to throw random items into their cart for being so clueless)



OMG!!! I'm doing that!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For those who got their own indoor arena...
Replies: 39
Views: 1774

Re: For those who got their own indoor arena...

You also have to consider resale. Trying to get your money out of the investment is another burden to selling property.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?

"Happy Horsemanship" by Dorothy Hendersen Pinch. Without a doubt. Cute, funny, and correct.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 2527

Re: What is your opinion about this?

She's just clueless. As long as she moved - and moves - when you ask without protest... I think there are bigger worries in life.

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