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Patrick Power, Le Gout.


Dayv, Pigeon on a wire.


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    Giant Douche or Turd Sandwich says:

    That’s a dove by the way.

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    jeffreyw says:


    Oh, and…Wolverines!

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    stinkwrinkle says:

    Via Scalzi, Border Guards Gone Wild. I have no personal dog in that fight, but of all the things that chap my ass, that’s a big one.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    coming up Charlie the pound puppy Terrier. After bath

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    Wow. You keep bringing the goods, Tim F. That first pic…stunning. And, I love the pigeon dove on a wire for its simplicity.

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    tamied says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Did you get a dog? Can’t wait to see.

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    SGEW says:

    Ok, we’ve seen a lot of very good photography from these posts . . .

    But these two have simply masterful composition. Truly.

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    R-Jud says:

    Patrick Power’s photo looks like a still from some art-house movie. Beautifully done.

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    strawmanmunny says:

    OK, I need some help. Just read the latest screed against Obama from Glenn Grenwald and wanted to get some of BJ’s thoughts about Obama’s Nobel speech.

    I didn’t read/hear it as anything close to justification for endless war or pro-active war, did anyone here read it that way?

    I thought it was a great speech about how the world is not black and white and sometimes you have to use war to get peace.

    Anyway, just wanted to see what others here thought. This is the only site that I think has level headed comments

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    Ming says:

    nice juxtaposition!

    sweet photos, also. too.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    Yes I did. Just what I wanted,. A furry little Terrier. Two years old or about. He was brought in as a stray and has had a very hard time but they don’t know his past, according to the pound folks. No one claimed him, which i found incredible as he is a sweet feisty little guy with good manners so far, and very smart. And took a bath like a champ without any drama.




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    jeffreyw says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Gonna be expecting a “Travels With Charlie” photoset from ya now.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    Most certainly

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    Gus says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:
    Cute! As the owner of a terrier mix, I can say you’re in for quite a ride.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Mrs J volunteers at a local pet shelter and took some pics of a poor kitty that was brought in yesterday. I decided to open a shelter pet photoset on my Flicker page to record some of the pics she brings back.

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    tamied says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Oh what a cutie! I’m so happy for you both.

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    cleek says:


    OK, I need some help. Just read the latest screed against Obama from Glenn Grenwald

    first step: stop doing that. Greenwald can be counted on to derive maximal panic from minimal input.

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    WereBear says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Omigosh! Charlie looks wonderful!

    Congrats, and may you two have many terrier moments of happiness (they are professionally enthused, as I’m sure you know.)

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    Something Fabulous says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: CONGRATS!!! What a cute little guy! Serious eyebrows happening there!

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    Thanks all. I almost didn’t take him because he was really hyper, but did, and after coming home he has settled down greatly and is a little sweetheart. And curls up at my feet by the computer. I think he is glad to be out of that cold smelly shelter pen.

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    Paul in KY says:

    General, that’s a fine new troop you have there. I expect he’ll cover himself in glory (or dead bird stuff, but either way it’s a win for him).

    Hope you guys are partying good up there in Brownsland :-)

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    WereBear says:

    Regarding Greenwald and Obama:

    Yes, the irony of the Peace Prize recipient talking about war. However, I only sensed regret in Obama’s speech, and a lot of responsibility.

    Heck, I’d like to have our military dismantled and all the money go to homeless children: human AND furry.

    But no one elected me to do that… and no one is going to.

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    Punchy says:

    From Talking Points Memo.

    This guy’s a fucking nightmare. How is this considered acceptable in America?

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    Betsy says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:
    Congratulations! I am thrilled for you both.

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    Betsy says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Congratulations!! I am thrilled for you both.

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    Betsy says:

    Ack sorry for the double post. I was having major issues. FYWP

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @John Cole:


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    strawmanmunny says:


    Looks like I’m going to have to start doing that. I get that he doesn’t seem to like Obama but his seeming “jihad” against Obama and Obama supporters is a little much.

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    @General Winfield Stuck: Awwww, so sweet. Sniff, sniff. Good on you. Charlie looks like a little love. I’m glad your dog found you!

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    Yutsano says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: PUPPEH!! OMG you got a Yorkie! VERY spirited dogs and very loyal to their owners. Whoever gave up/abused that angel is a psychopath of the Cheney variety.

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    Chat Noir says:


    I thought it was a great speech about how the world is not black and white and sometimes you have to use war to get peace.

    That was my impression, too.

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    Chat Noir says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Charlie is a little dolly. Another Balloon Juicer becomes a hero by adopting a pet. Good for you (and I look forward to more pictures and Charlie stories).

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    Elie says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Very cute — Welcome to Charlie!

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    Elie says:

    Really diggin the photos too… very very nice…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Your Charlie is adorable! A real cutie, and I forgive you both for the fact that I’m going to have this auld Scots tune in my head for the rest of the day:

    Twas on a Monday morning
    Right early in the year
    When Charlie came to our town
    The Young Chevalier

    Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling
    Charlie is my darling, the young Chevalier

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    Batocchio says:

    Nice pics, and great pairing. The first one is astonishingly good.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Tattoosydney: Konnichi wa other bitch! (I am sooo adopting that title!) How’s life on the other side of the planet?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

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    Dayv says:

    Thank you to those who complimented my pigeon photo. Or dove photo, if you prefer the name.

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