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I like to use my BLOGS to keep my friends informed of the daily Mess(es) that are going on with us and adding items of interest others might find enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. Bret

Black Friday
Posted:Nov 23, 2017 9:09 pm
Last Updated:Nov 23, 2017 9:16 pm

The casinos and those Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out the deals, too.

More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday. This will be the first Black Friday since legal sales of recreation marijuana began in Nevada.

"It's a great stocking-stuffer, and now you can treat it like alcohol in that regard," said state Sen. Tick Segerblom, who helped legalize recreational pot in the state. "As long as no kids can get to it. It's for adults only."

Some dispensaries will offer an eighth of an ounce of select flower products for $35, down from $53. One dispensary will gift shoppers a 10-pack of fruit chew edibles with any purchase, while another one will have a buy-one-get-one-free special on edibles.

Legal sales of recreational marijuana began in the state July 1. Those 21 and older with a valid ID can buy up to an ounce of pot. People can only use the drug in a private home as it remains illegal to consume it in public, including the Las Vegas Strip, hotels and casinos.

"Cannabis use has been misunderstood and vilified in our country for over 80 years, so this day will feel both surreal and celebratory," said Andrew Jolley, owner of dispensaries and president of the Nevada Dispensary Association. "We're very excited about the first holiday season of adult-use in Nevada."

I have the feeling holiday gift giving won't be the same out in Navada!

Happy Thanksgiving
Posted:Nov 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Last Updated:Nov 23, 2017 8:47 pm

A special Thanksgiving greeting from JD and I. We all have numerous blessings throughout the year to be thankful for some things great, some things small, some things special and dear to our hearts that are hard to quantify in dollars, pounds, quarts and gallons. Take a moment to reflect on those most difficult to place a monetary value on and be thankful you received them.
A Candidate for Change
Posted:Nov 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Last Updated:Nov 22, 2017 9:00 pm

An election for the governing board of Bolton, a small Connecticut town of about 5,000 residents, located 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Hartford, has been decided by a coin toss.

The Journal-Inquirer reports that Republican Michael Eremita on Tuesday kept his seat on Bolton's -member Board of Selectmen with a coin-toss win over Democratic challenger Kim Miller. Both received 718 votes in last week's election.

Under the town charter, tied elections can be decided by a special election or a coin toss. Eremita and Miller agreed on the latter because a special election could have cost up to $3,000.

Eremita, Miller, and Town Clerk Elizabeth Waters all flipped coins. Eremita won because he and Waters both tossed tails. Miller came up heads. Eremita's victory gave the board a 3-2 Republican advantage.
Hibiscus moscheutos
Posted:Nov 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Last Updated:Nov 21, 2017 6:46 pm

A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company.

Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent investigating a fallen tree at their Buffalo Township home sent photos of their flowering plant to police. The lawsuit alleges that Buffalo Township police officers with assault rifles went to their home on Oct. 7 to investigate.

Audrey Cramer, 66, said she was partially dressed when she went to the door and police would not let her put on pants before she was handcuffed.

"I was not treated as though I was a human being," she said. "I was just something they were going to push aside."

Edward Cramer, 69, said he returned home a half-hour later to find his wife in the back of a police cruiser and officers pointing guns at him. He also was placed in the cruiser despite trying to convince the officers the plants were hibiscus, not marijuana.

( hibiscus )

"They actually ignored me," he said. "They wouldn't even listen. I said, 'I can show you pictures on the internet.'"

( Mary Jane )

The Cramers eventually were released without charges. They are seeking monetary and compensatory damages and court costs.

Nationwide Insurance declined to comment on Friday, citing the litigation. Township police also declined to comment.

A Special Place
Posted:Nov 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Last Updated:Nov 21, 2017 6:49 pm

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

Piece of the Past
Posted:Nov 19, 2017 4:34 pm
Last Updated:Nov 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Even before Jr & Roger were out pissing around in the backyards!

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a Scottish Terrier

Named Fala! One of the most famous presidential pets, Fala captured the attention of the public in the United States and was taken everywhere by Roosevelt, becoming part of his public image. Given to the Roosevelts by a cousin, Fala knew how to perform tricks; his White House antics were widely covered in the media and often referenced both by Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. Fala survived Roosevelt by seven years and was buried near him.

Fala also made the Scottish Terriers a part of home decorating motifs. These are my grandma's Salt & pepper shakers from her kitchen stove. The how and when she got them I don't know but I have cleaned them up.

I repainted the caps intending to refill them to use by my stove.
Happy 75 B-Day
Posted:Nov 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Last Updated:Nov 19, 2017 8:41 pm

A BIG Happy 75th Birthday to Calvin Richard Klein who was born on November 19, 1942 in-the Bronx, New York, USA . An icon in American fashion design who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, he also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry.

In the early 1980s, Klein changed the American market of men's underwear—one where most men's underwear was white, purchased in packs of three by a "wife, mother or girlfriend when they needed to be" to one where "the American male [cares] about the brand of something few ever see".

In mid-December 2002, Calvin Klein Inc. (CKI ) was sold to Phillips Van Heusen Corp (PVH), whose then CEO Bruce Klatsky was the driving force behind the deal, for about $400 million in cash, $30 million in stock as well as licensing rights and royalties linked to revenues over the following 15 years that were estimated at $200 to $300 million. The sale also included an ongoing personal financial incentive for Klein based on future sales of the Calvin Klein brand.
Atmospheric Calligraphy
Posted:Nov 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2017 10:25 pm

An air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. The electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in western Washington state created sky writings in the shape of male genitals in the skies over the rural community on Thursday.

Many residents spotted the contrails in the clear blue skies above the central Washington town of 2,500 people. Witnesses took photos and placed them on social media platforms, where they were widely viewed.

The aircraft involved was an E/A-18 Growler assigned to Whidbey Island, the Navy said. The carrier-based plane carries a two-person crew. The plane flew over the small town in a pattern "that left a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground," the Navy said.

"The actions of this aircrew are wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values" said a statement issued Friday by NAS Whidbey Island.

"We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation," the statement said, "and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions."

"The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act, and anyone who was offended by this unacceptable action," the statement said.
(The names of the air crew were not released.)
Posted:Nov 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2017 10:24 pm

We are a legalistic society with an over abundance of laws on the books.

IF You could delete law from the books what would it be?

The Wild WILD West!
Posted:Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Last Updated:Nov 19, 2017 4:05 pm

You'd think we stepped back to the days of the Wild WILD West when a Phoenix man was close to stealing a locomotive !

Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier this month after trying to steal a train from a rail yard just south of downtown Phoenix.

Union Pacific Railroad workers say they were alarmed when they heard the train horn Nov. 8 and went to investigate. They discovered Rodriguez, who was actually released from jail earlier that day, sitting in the engineer's seat. Employees removed him and found he had moved levers and pushed buttons. They say he was one pedal away from actually moving the train.

According to court documents, Rodriguez admitted to trying to steal the train. He faces charges of theft of means of transportation and burglary.

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