I’d Like to Have a Word With You About a Sandwich

Apparently, all the food belongs to Lily now:

Mind you, she, Rosie, Thurston, and Steve have already had their dinner because I don’t even bother trying to eat before feeding them. I know better.

Although it was a very good sandwich, so I can not really blame her. There is a place called Jebbia’s in Wheeling that sells produce and has a nice selection of deli meats, and they roast their own turkeys. It’s a little spendy at 8 bucks per pound, but it is really good and every now and then when I am in the area, I pick up a lb and have sandwich meat for a couple of meals.






206 replies
  1. 1

    How can you say no to that face?

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    @schrodingers_cat:

    How can you say no to that face?

    I have a cocker spaniel, she’s always hungry; practice.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    That girl is the picture of health, as my father used to say.

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    Buckeye says:

    “Why are you eating my sandwich?”

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    MomSense says:

    I love her ears.

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    Seanly says:

    A dog’s not a dog without an appetite. Glad to see her hungry!

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    Ksmiami says:

    I can haz my Sammy plz???

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    batguano says:

    That’s nice of her to let you have a taste of her sandwich

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    piratedan says:

    she’s probably wondering why there was no mustard….

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    My pack has decided that they want to eat RIGHT NOW, even though their normal dinnertime is a hour off.

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    coin operated says:

    You have a sammich? I too luv sammich!!!

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    eric says:

    $8 lb? pricey? you have never been to a Whole Foods.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    She looks so alert, that’s great.

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    batguano says:

    My tiny cat, three pound fourteen year old Maine Coon, has a thyroid condition. Breaks my heart to say no to her lest she lose even more weight.

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    Garbo says:

    She’s giving you serious Oliver Twist face. Please, sir…

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    Josie says:

    Are you trying to tell us you didn’t give her some of that sandwich? Riiiiight….

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    geg6 says:

    Back away from the sammich, Cole.

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    Planetpundit says:

    John has become the canine royal food taster.

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    piratedan says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: mustard is the mind killer and Steve is Stilgar…

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    Mary G says:

    What a difference the doctors have made. Give her the turkey. Or better yet, spend the $8 and buy her her own pound. Thanks for the early Lily fix.

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    MazeDancer says:

    Next time, get a pound for you and a pound for Lily.

    This time, just give her whatever is left.

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    TenguPhule says:

    I am reminded of the Hypnotoad gif.

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    Ruckus says:

    She puts on a couple more pounds. she’s not going to beg for that sammy. She’s going to take it.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @piratedan:

    she’s probably wondering why there was no mustard….

    Mustard has no place in a proper sandwich. The point is to be able to taste the ingredients, not cover them up with a chemical weapon precursor.

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    Mike J says:

    @eric:

    $8 lb? pricey? you have never been to a Whole Foods.

    QFC (Kroger) is more than that here.

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    Aleta says:

    @MomSense: I know. Her ears are wonderful.

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    Aleta says:

    @TenguPhule: not cover them up with a chemical weapon precursor.

    laughed ol

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    Elizabelle says:

    I knew this was going to be about Lily dog.

    She looks so good. Enjoy that sammich.

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    Enzymer says:

    Love that she’s so alert & hungry! Great sign

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    @TenguPhule:

    Mustard has no place in a proper sandwich.

    A hot dog is a sandwich.

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    There is a place called Jebbia’s in Wheeling that sells produce and has a nice selection of deli meats, and they roast their own turkeys. It’s a little spendy at 8 bucks per pound, but it is really good and every now and then when I am in the area, I pick up a lb and have sandwich meat for a couple of meals.

    I read this in Agent Cooper’s voice.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    A hot dog is a sandwich.

    I stand by my words as a proud member of the ketchup faction.

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    @TenguPhule: Ketchup on a hot dog, you are dead to me.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Tomato glutamates make the meat taste better.

    This has been scientifically proven.

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    @TenguPhule: That sounds positively Trumpian.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Er, Lily is looking a little empowered in that picture, like in the “ominous foreshadowing part of a horror movie” kind of way. Watch your ass, Cole.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Also, Fuck! John Cole, WTF that Twitter retweet picture Nightmare currently up on the right.

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    @Steeplejack: She may conspire with Steve, Steep’s right Cole, watch your back.

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    @TenguPhule: Which can be safely added to hot dogs via pickles, nori flakes, or a jar of fucking MSG. Keep the ketchup off it.

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    Aleta says:

    @batguano: I have this going on too with our cat Charles, coonish type around 13. He’s hungry all the time and I feed him when he asks. Though eats a lot, he’s getting bony. Losing muscle around his spine and sides. So lately, besides his regular cat food I started giving him some plain ground turkey when I have it. It seems to fill him up and he becomes content.

    (Though his thyoid readings are high, right at the border of too high, and also he has a nodule, the vet isn’t ready to treat. Wants to test again in 3-5 months. I’m wondering if it’s OK to wait, because he’s so manic and I don’t want him to get other damage to his heart, etc.) We don’t have specialists around here.

    Would welcome any advice or experiences.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ruckus:

    LOL. Inorite.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I was sitting at a bar in O’Hare, having a beer and a sandwich with a side of fries. The ketchup was directly in front of me. A little while later a guy sat down next to me and ordered a couple of dogs. Plate came, he turned to me and said “could you pass the ketchup?” I was terribly conflicted at that moment, but decided I had a plane to catch. So I passed it to him, and to my immense relief, he put it on the fries that came with the dogs, but not on the dogs. Otherwise this would have been a difficult moment.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    @TenguPhule:
    Mustard has no place in a proper sandwich.

    .

    A hot dog is a sandwich.

    Fried bologna!

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    TenguPhule says:

    Pruitt declined to apologize but said the ethics scandals have proved a “distraction” to the EPA. He said he had no idea of the $43,000 spent on the soundproof booth and cited security concerns for the first-class travel arrangements, reading out threats to “put a bullet between your eyes” and another that said: “I hope your father dies soon in agony in front of your mother.” This was despite a recent report claiming that Pruitt flew in coach on some flights that were at his own expense.

    Truth is dead and Pruitt is rudely having sex with its corpse.

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    Aleta says:

    @Gin & Tonic: You took a big risk.

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    Shell says:

    And its turkey…TURKEY! Almost as good as…CHICKEN!

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @TenguPhule:

    Mustard has no place in a proper sandwich.

    You can’t eat a corned beef sandwich without it. It’s the law.

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    batguano says:

    @Aleta: I’m lucky that the Hills Science Diet y/d Thyroid Care is sufficient to keep it in check. There is medication you can put on their ears and also radioactive iodine treatment to kill a portion of the thyroid. She’s always had a good appetite but never weighed more than five and a half pounds. Table scraps actually make her more hungry by causing the release of additional thyroid hormone, so she only gets the prescription cat food, both wet and dry.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Aleta: I know, right? The moment was fraught with tension.

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    I saw a billboard today with a dog pic on it and the words: “You’re the love of their life.” That’s how Lily is looking at you. Though it’s possible she’s looking at the sandwich.

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    Jager says:

    One of the many things I miss about living in Boston is eating a hot dog for breakfast at Marlborough Market. And yes, that lovely Lily is looking pretty good John.

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    satby says:

    Good to see a happy, hungry Lily!

    I had a shitty day today. My Kindle and phone were stolen at the market while I stepped away from my booth a minute, and after all those hours I only made $24. My entire life was on that Kindle, and it’s locked down now so the thief can’t use it and will just sell it on eBay, but it still sucks.

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    SectionH says:

    OMG, that face! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Aleta says:

    @batguano: Thanks. Appreciate the information.

    @Gin & Tonic: You might have had to wrestle the bottle away.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    all the food belongs to Lily now

    Tsk tsk. It’s “all ur food are belong to Lily now”.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    You can’t eat a corned beef sandwich without it. It’s the law.

    Good Corned beef needs no condiments.

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    Shell says:

    @satby: Crap, thats awful.

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    barb 2 says:

    Lily has Chihuahua eyes!

    Our Chi says all food is his.

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    @TenguPhule: I have it on good authority that tomato glutamates make the meat taste better. It’s scientifically proven.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Well played.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    You can’t eat a corned beef sandwich without it. It’s the law.

    Reuben McThousand Islands has been looking for you and it will not be pretty when he finds you. I heard Switzerland could give you cover so long as it isn’t one of the sour Krauts stamping visas.

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    Cermet says:

    You say $8/lbs for a home made roasted turkey is a bit expensive?! Wow, your prices are low. Near Balt/Wash, that is the price for low grade, cheap turkey that one doesn’t really want to eat. I see two lucky dogs in that picture.

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    Mary G says:

    @satby: That’s terrible. I am putting all my info onto my new computer, and no matter how well I prepared, it’s taking forever.

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    raven says:

    The two Korean leaders just met at Panmunjom. I never thought I’d see it.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @TenguPhule: FTR “mustard gas” has fook-all to do with the condiment – it got the name from the garlicky smell (I guess “garlic gas” sounded too much like digestive distress). Also has fook-all to do with “gas” as sulfur mustard’s boiling point is 217 Celsius & its volatility is very low, although the standard methods of delivery produce aerosol droplets that mimic gaseous behavior.

    Fun fact: Mustine, the first compound to be used in chemotherapy for cancer, is in fact the chemical warfare agent HN2, a nitrogen mustard. Chemotherapy being a death race – hoping to kill off the cancerous cells before so many healthy cells suffer the same fate that the patient dies from the treatment.

    /pendant :^D

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Jager:

    One of the many things I miss about living in Boston is eating a hot dog for breakfast at Marlborough Market. And yes, that lovely Lily is looking pretty good John.

    Phrasing!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @satby: oh satby, that totally sucks. beyond awful. ugh.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @jeffreyw: I’m sorry, but a corned beef sandwich and a Reuben are NOT THE SAME THING! A corned beef sandwich has corned beef and mustard. Nothing else. You’re probably one of those people who think you can make a martini using vodka.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Gin & Tonic: That is how I feel about ketchup on eggs. Salsa, yes. Ketchup, no.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    A hot dog is a sandwich.

    You don’t normally troll like that.

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    JR says:

    I decided, against my better judgement, to watch the Trump rant on Fox n’ Friends from this morning.

    It’s worth it for the Brian Kilmeade faces. He looks like a guy cornered by the crazy uncle at a family reunion.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    You’re probably one of those people who think you can make a martini using vodka.

    Burn!

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    Jackie says:

    @Aleta: Is he drinking and peeing a lot? If so, check for diabetes.

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    satby says:

    @Mary G: And now I’m doubly annoyed, because I had a Kindle I kept as a backup, and it’s not where I left it, back before I went to Thailand. My house sitters must have moved (or God forbid thrown out) the box. Kindles have gotten very cheap, but still.
    Dammit!!

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    DaDorq says:

    If I give my cat a little bit of turkey she’ll spend the next hour following me around whining like a junkie begging for a fix.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Gin & Tonic: I’m one of those people who make fun of martini drinkers. Your recipe for a corned beef sammich has left out the sammich part but, from an amateur, to be expected. ‘Tho never encouraged!

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Major Major Major Major: De gustibus non est disputandum – you food snob. Peasant grub demands peasant condiments.

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    satby says:

    @WaterGirl: Well, aside from the huge inconvenience, my phone was a bottom of the line 2 year old smartphone and the Kindle was three years old. And now is factory reset. So the heist gave them very little of any value.
    But I had to run around getting that all handled. (Same phone #)

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    @Uncle Cosmo:

    Peasant grub demands peasant condiments.

    …like pickles and kelp, yes.

    Well you didn’t specify which peasants.

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    All your sammiches are belong to Lily.

    @satby: I’m so sorry. That just sucks.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Ketchup, relish, mustard, chili sauce & onion on a Ted’s hot dog. Nirvana.

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    geg6 says:

    Putting ketchup on a hotdog is the same as Dolt 45 putting it on steak. Abomination. And corned beef and pastrami are required to have mustard. It’s one of the laws of nature. A piece of the universe dies if hotdogs, corned beef and pastrami don’t have mustard.

    I adore mustard and put it on most of my sammies. Cole would be in trouble for losing the mustard at my house.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @geg6:

    Putting ketchup on a hotdog is the same as Dolt 45 putting it on steak.

    There is a world of difference between using ketchup on reclaimed ground meat byproducts and using it on a fine piece of meat destroyed by Trump.

    And corned beef and pastrami are required to have mustard. It’s one of the laws of nature. A piece of the universe dies if hotdogs, corned beef and pastrami don’t have mustard.

    I have destroyed most of this universe then.

    I like it plain. Just bread and pastrami or corned beef. I prefer to enjoy the flavor of the seasonings as is.

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    Mary G says:

    @satby: Amazon did put all of my apps on my new Kindle, so I could just start using it on some things. I had a heck of a time finding my library cards to log back in to OverDrive, but I got there eventually.

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    Aleta says:

    @Jackie: Good thought. Now that I look, I don’t see a test for that. Thx.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Pickles are for rice, curry and katsu.

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    grammypat says:

    @Aleta: My experience with Grave’s Disease (hyperthyroidism of biblical proportions) may be of some help…or not because feline/human. Plus there are may causes of hyperthyroidism. Nonetheless, initially I was on meds that normally suppress the thyroid function but cannot remember the name (it was only 40yrs ago). They were not effective enough to get my symptoms under control, so; I went with radioactive ablation because the thought of an ear-to-ear scar was not attractive.

    Long story, shortened: Do you know if suppression meds are available for cats? A small dose may be enough to get mild symptoms under control. Good luck.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @TenguPhule: It’s like we don’t even know you anymore.

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    @raven: I think they’ve met before, one of the ROK Presidents when to Pyongyang.

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    raven says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: They shook hands and each crossed the line.

    “Historic handshake: Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross the DMZ since fighting ended in the Korean War. He shook South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s hand on both sides of the demarcation line.”

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    raven says:

    “Two women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against famed NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw, The Washington Post and Variety reported Thursday evening. “

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    Baud says:

    @raven: Oh, thank God.

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    Jeffro says:

    @raven: SK prez to NK prez (and vice versa): “This is good! Let’s keep this shit up until the Orange Menace is gone…can you believe that guy? Anyway, here’s a few trinkets from our side of the ‘fence’, yuk yuk yuk. Don’t forget to tell DJT we appreciate. his. leadership. so. very. much. next time you see him, eh? Awright!”

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    @TenguPhule:

    I have destroyed most of this universe then.

    Checks out.

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    geg6 says:

    @raven:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, taking that sanctimonious asshole down makes my damn day. Go get ‘em, ladies. I got your backs.

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    @TenguPhule:

    Pickles are for rice, curry and katsu.

    Burgers, hot dogs, almost everything German, most Korean meals, in between sushi courses, peanut butter sandwiches, antipasto salads…

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    chopper says:

    my dog will steal anything that isn’t nailed down. she’s a street rescue so she still thinks she has to fight for every meal.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    peanut butter sandwiches

    Breaded Squick.

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    satby says:

    @Mary G: Honestly, I loved that I could just log into my Amazon account and lock down and then factory reset the stolen Kindle remotely.
    Take THAT, thief!

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    @Major Major Major Major: What kinda pickles? I like mango pickles, and the cranberry pickles that I make.
    *Pickled Indian style with cayenne, turmeric, mustard and oil.

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    ixnay says:

    @batguano: Wait, what? Tell me more about how more food makes a hyperthyroid cat lose weight.

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    @TenguPhule: obviously you’ve never had a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @raven: That is some awesome news. He can share a cell with Cosby after the trial and conviction.

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    satby says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I know, right? Who is / does that?

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    raven says:

    @Mike in NC: I don’t think that rape is one of the allegations.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: There are a lot of things I’m willing to try when its comes to food. And there are a lot of things that, having tried them once, I have found to be sub optimal.

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    Aleta says:

    @grammypat: I’ve internet-read that there are meds. I didn’t think about the small dose possibility; thanks for mentioning.

    I read that the meds are given 2x a day, which depending on the cat may be possible or may be intolerable (to them). That frequent testing is required to adjust the dose, and the cost of the tests plus daily meds is about the same as a one-time radioactive treatment. (I don’t know what length of time they used to calculate the cost.. An older cat’s average life expect. after diagnosis?) One site said meds should be handled with gloves on because can be absorbed through skin. I read that an operation to remove a nodule costs about the same as the other two, but is riskier. Only one option is available here, the medications. Unless I travel to consult someone else.

    Thanks for mentioning the smaller dose; something to ask about.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Baud:

    lololololol

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    chopper says:

    @TenguPhule:

    you’ve never been to a Jewish delicatessen.

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    debbie says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Or a pickle pizza.

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    chopper says:

    @TenguPhule:

    really? you don’t seem the judgmental type.

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    @debbie: I’ve had pickled peppers on pizza but never a “pickle pizza” unless that’s all you meant.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    “Feed me, hew-mon!”

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    batguano says:

    @ixnay: it’s the trace levels of iodine in the food allows the production of more Thyroid Hormone, which increases metabolism. My three pound cat before she was diagnosed ate half a pork chop and was still hungry.

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    ixnay says:

    @Aleta: Re: hyperthyroidism: daily medication works, but is a pain and the side effects can be a problem. Surgery works well, but carries the usual surgical risks. Radioactive iodine is curative, but expensive because, well, radioactive. If there is a palpable nodule and health is otherwise good, I would go at the very least for a second opinion.

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    satby says:

    @batguano: um, ixnay is a veterinarian

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    debbie says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Dill slices on cheese pizza. I was loathe to try it, but the tartness of the pickles cut through the oiliness of the melted cheese.

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    ixnay says:

    @batguano: A low iodine diet exists, but I have heard it is not very palatable. Maybe with Fortiflora added? Or, see my comment to Aleta.

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    Libby Spencer says:

    Clearly she’s definitely back to her old self now. This makes me happy. Also, too, when I scroll over the toilet paper bears to get down to post comment, they talk out loud. This doesn’t really make me happy tbh

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    I spent 14 dollars today on a NatGeo magazine on Mars. Clearly I have my priorities straight. I couldn’t resist the glossy cover. That and it’s about space.

    Now I want to go play KSP, which I haven’t played in over a year.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    Oh didn’t I say? I invented teleportation and am now the first person to walk on Mars. No need for NASA to spend money on “flags and footprints” type programs now!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Gelfling 545:
    Really? I had no idea that choosing a musical accompaniment for hotdogs was a thing.

    //

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Major Major Major Major: The same thing he does everyday – try to take over the world!

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    Aleta says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I drop thin slices into a coke or stick frozen wedges on a glass of root beer. Arrange a plateful in the shape of a flower with afternoon tea to delight the bridge club. Whole ones of course go straight in the blender along with fruit and yogurt for the morning smoothie.

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    @Major Major Major Major: What is Indian pizza? I don’t think I have ever had it.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: I’d go with the Violent Femmes over Nirvana for hotdogs.

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    Kifaru1 says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I have bassets: they are always hungry, but an hour before feeding time is when no human should be in the house. They will be tortured by incessant whining…..

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    @schrodingers_cat: gotta follow the link I provided! It’s a Bay Area thing. Here is a writeup at Vice.

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    ixnay says:

    @Aleta: Yes, there is nothing that prevents diabetes and thyroid didease from coexisting. That said, the increased blood flow to the kidneys from the increased heart rate from increased thyroid hormone (stay with me here) means more output and thus more thirst.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    I miss that show so much. And you just reminded me of how Channel Awesome (home of the Nostalgia Critic) imploded a few weeks back.

    The Brain finally tells off Pinkie

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    J R in WV says:

    @Gelfling 545:

    Sickening! Hot dogs take mustard, onions, chili and slaw. That’s a WV hotdog! Ketchup is, not a hotdog component. Ketchup is, with hot sauce, for fries. Or on top of stuffed peppers (which we had for dinner) or meatloaf.

    Sausages in buns take onions, mustard and sauerkraut, the ball park style.

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    @Major Major Major Major: Sorry, I didn’t realize that it was a link. I have flux on, since it is after 10pm. Sounds interesting.
    Have you had Indian version of Chinese food, that’s pretty darn good. CCI (Cricket Club of India) had an awesome spread.

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    Aleta says:

    @ixnay: @ixnay: Thanks. It seems there is a protocol the town vet is using (wait and test until the number goes over the line). But his changed behavior, and the number being just below the line, makes me wonder if some vets in other places follow different protocols. Or if this is a condition that sometimes reverts back to normal, which might explain the advice to wait.

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    J R in WV says:

    And corned beef and pastrami take horseradish, not mustard! Mayo enough to keep it from being dry, and horseradish to make it spicy!!! And swiss, if you aren’t kosher.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @J R in WV: Mayo is the devil. It is known.

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    debbie says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    That does sound good!

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    ixnay says:

    @Aleta: I do not know of spontaneous remission of hyperthyroidism in cats. Diabetes, yes. A commenter above mentioned medication. Seems that the drug of choice is still methimazole. There are transdermal (rub into the thin skin of the ear) preparations. Efficacy varies.

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    debbie says:

    @J R in WV:

    Time it so the pastrami’s just come out of the oven, and you can skip all the goyish sides!

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    ixnay says:

    @Aleta: You are talking about pickles? If so, I take back all my veterinary advice, because it is not the cat who is sick. //s

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @debbie: Overhead on a plane landing in Milwaukee after leaving New York: You can’t get good deli in Wisconsin.

    What is your opinion of Katzinger’s in C-bus?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Bucks win!

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    Jager says:

    @chopper: All dogs think they have to fight for every meal.

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    hedgehog mobile says:

    @satby: Oh hell. So sorry, satby.

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    Trinity says:

    Pretty sure Lily is the real MVP.

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    debbie says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Katzinger’s is where I got that pastrami!

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    debbie says:

    @debbie:

    Or, more responsively, Katzinger’s is as good as the Stage and Carnegie.

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    Aleta says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: At the time that my mom was in assisted living for dementia, I told her my partner was at a conference on Mars. A week later she asked me, “Was his conference ON Mars?” (She had always said she wished she’d been born in an era of space travel.) A few months later I heard she’d been telling people he’d travelled to the moon. An interesting thing about her dementia was that she began to reminisce about a lot of fantastical trips she had taken. Impossible ones, down real rivers or canals that connected places not on the same continent. They were wonderful memories for her. Wild.

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    DocSardonic says:

    @Aleta: Find a new vet. Thyroid issues are tricky enough in humans. I know that first hand, Thyroid Cancer the total thyroidectomy and TCancer 2 the Radioactive Boogaloo. But your Charles is already showing symptoms and if his numbers are high but not over the line he probably should be treated before it gets worse. Not a veterinarian but have been down the road with a thyroid cat before

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    B.B.A. says:

    @debbie: Both now defunct (if you mean the ones in NY, as opposed to others by those names).

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @debbie: I lived in the neighborhood; as a WASP I don’t have a lot to stand on here, but it seemed devoutly unkosher.

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    rikyrah says:

    Those eyes😍😍

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    danielx says:

    Apparently, all the food belongs to Lily now:

    Now? When did all the food not belong to Lily? Explain please.

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    debbie says:

    @B.B.A.:

    I knew that; I used to live there.

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    debbie says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    The best of both worlds. I may have to make a pilgrimage soon.

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    Suzanne says:

    So there were some amazing teacher/educator protests in AZ today. All districts are on strike and estimated 40K teachers marched on the Capitol today. Then our shitty legislature adjourned until Monday. Shitheads.

    Mr. Suzanne, a longtime lurker on this blog, took Spawn the Younger. They said it was awesome.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @WaterGirl:

    Nothing on the eggs. Tapatio on the hash browns.

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    debbie says:

    @Suzanne:

    It’s great to see the teachers standing up all over the country. Fuck those who expect teachers to go 10 years without a raise, as in OK.

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    Aleta says:

    @DocSardonic: Thanks very much for this.

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    CarolPW says:

    @Aleta: My cat Tweezer was hyperthyroid, and the vet gave me pills for her (which variety I don’t remember, sorry). She was already diabetic, so balancing the insulin and thyroid meds was initially tricky and occasionally needed adjustment, but it was not that costly for the testing. She was diagnosed as diabetic at about 8, hyperthyroid at maybe 12, and she lived to 21. Except for the last day, she enjoyed life. What finally got her was congestive heart failure.

    ETA: She took one pill a day, it was very tiny, and it was absolutely no problem to give it to her in something she liked.

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    Aleta says:

    @J R in WV: You know what’s good with horseradish–smoked trout.

    eta with mayo, as you say (mixed together w/ the hr)

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    @ixnay: This is the most amusing thing i have read all day. Lol and almost woke MFO.

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    Suzanne says:

    @debbie: It is being reported that more educators marched on the Arizona State Capitol today than attended Dampnut’s inauguration.

    That makes me smile.

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    Aleta says:

    @CarolPW: That’s good news, thx.

    @ixnay: ” it is not the cat who is sick” : )

    @ixnay: “…There are transdermal (rub into the thin skin of the ear) preparations. Efficacy varies.” Useful, thx.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Aleta:
    Dementia’s a terrible thing. It robs people of their identity, because what are we really but a collection of memories?

    My grandfather died a few months ago because of it. He and my grandmother tried hiding it from us for years. They were both in denial I guess. They never even made wills as far as I know.

    Anyway, when we found about it he was a basket case. He was always concerned about his health and tried to take care of himself. Well, he began to exhibit extreme anxiety and was always asking if someone could help him. That went on for a year and a half. Eventually he stopped talking coherently and couldn’t function at all and had to be put in a nursing home.

    It really took a toll on the family, espeially when we had to take the keys to his car away from him. He kept demanding my grandmother give them to him one time. We had told him that the car was broken.

    Sorry to such a downer. But dementia really is horrible.

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    Mike in NC says:

    A little bit of horseradish and mustard will improve nearly any sandwich you could name, unless jelly and peanut butter are involved.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mike in NC: People have dug in. Reubens, for god’s sake.

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    Mike J says:

    non-sectarian, eh?

    The Hill @thehill 1h
    Top House conservative: Next chaplain should have a family to better relate to lawmakers with spouses and children

    http://thehill.com/homenews/ho.....e-a-family

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    Yarrow says:

    @Suzanne: Someone linked a picture of the AZ teachers’ march earlier and we all cheered for Mr. Suzanne being there. What a great turnout.

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    Yarrow says:

    Lily is so adorable. Thanks for the picture. She coming for your sandwich, that’s for sure.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mike J:
    My understanding is that most Catholic priests have relatives like everyone else even if they don’t have a wife and children, and isn’t family councilseling part of their training?

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    debbie says:

    @Suzanne:

    Oh, if only someone would post a side-by-side photo of the March and Inauguration on his Twitter feed.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Yarrow: The pictures all over my Book of Faces feed are amazing.

    One of my best friends teaches biology at the alternative high school in one of the suburbs here. When her husband lost his job a couple of years ago, and she was supporting the whole family (2 kids), they had to go on SNAP and WIC. Her older daughter needs therapy for dyslexia, and my friend’s mom pays for it, since her teaching salary isn’t enough to take care of her own children. Every one of my teacher friends has a similar story. Mr. Suzanne is a bilingual SLP, and as such, makes more than most teachers—though still nowhere near enough. But I literally don’t know how they make their families function on what they are paid.

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    trollhattan says:

    Holy crap, a friend is the Golden State Killer’s attorney.

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    Mike J says:

    @Amir Khalid: I didn’t know the Fr was from the Pac NW. Born in Everett, moved to Arlington, VA, graduated HS in Snohomish. And:

    During his years of training, Fr. Conroy did practice law for the Colville Confederated Tribes in Omak, WA, representing tribal members in state courts, he represented Salvadoran refugees for the Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Immigration Office in San Francisco while studying theology, and again worked for the Colville Tribes helping to develop the case for the Tribes’ treaty fishing rights in the mid 1980’s.

    Republicans are probably gonna install some prosperity gospel grifter who insists on kickback for prayers.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    So, there’s a guy (and a nutjob; another story) running against Tim Ryan. His name is Robert Crow.
    Here’s some info about him

    He says some good things:

    We are not being heard as a community, and by not seeing major changes for the past eight years has led me to run for public office. I believe in “American Made” and I will make every effort to make sure those companies hurt by importation will get the necessary breaks needed to stay in business. The way I see it, the foundation of all positive change comes from service to our fellow human beings.

    I have always had jobs relating to the labor market and I have seen first-hand how hard people work for the small paycheck they take home. I will struggle to better serve the 17th district with an effective education funding program. I will fight for better wages and entice big business ventures to the Mahoning valley.

    Running for public office is a never ending summons to serving those who believe in a candidate’s moral character. I want to be that candidate and stop the cycle of low pay and jobs leaving our area. This can be stopped by protracting imports, and “Rejuvenating America’s Dream”, starting with the small businesswomen and businessmen of our district. What “Americans” need to realize is that “We” can make it better through educating our workforce and not bailing out all big business mishaps. Former CEO Lee Iacocca once said “I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right upfront tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.”

    Then he says shit like this:

    Review bills and legislation that affect property taxes, levies, and issues brought to ballot for 17th district and surrounding communities, and lower taxes; because as a nation we have been taxed to ruin.

    Ay caramba. I mean for god’s sake, its the primary, not the general. Run against Trump for god’s sake! He’s historically unpopular and the district is solidly Democratic. The Republican hasn’t won in decades.

    I also see he ran in 2008 and received a whopping 37 votes.

    I just want to see someone else in the seat
    not a fascist GOPer) besides Tim Ryan, even if he is a Dem.

    Edit: This is old info, but he is on the ballot for the 13th district. He ran for the 17th district in 2010 as well.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mike J:
    An advocate for marginalised communities! You simply can’t have that in a chaplain!

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    Suzanne says:

    I should also note that it was about 95 degrees today, and it was an ozone advisory day, and tens of thousands of teachers got out there anyway and marched a two-mile route. The AZ Republic, which is nothing better than fish wrap, ran an editorial about how the teachers wussed out by ending the rally at 1:30 due to the heat (it was scheduled until 4). Per everyone was was there, it took hours to get downtown and the. To leave—Mr. Suzanne took the train, and he said that they had to wait for the sixth train to come before there was one with any room. Apparently people were passing out and throwing up due to the heat.

    Protesting in Phoenix: not for the faint of heart.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @trollhattan:

    Your friend would probably want you to add the word “alleged” in there.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @TenguPhule:

    There is a world of difference between using ketchup on reclaimed ground meat byproducts and using it on a fine piece of meat destroyed by Trump.

    Love the food snobs going on about not eating ketchup on hot dogs while simultaneously admitting they actually eat ground-up cow assholes.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Suzanne:

    Morning rallies are probably the way to go in the desert. Better for everyone’s health.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Mnemosyne: Hard to get everyone into downtown in the morning. A normal day is hard enough. People would have to start at 3 AM, and our public transport doesn’t run at that hour.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Mike J: White evangelical offal. “Jesus wept” was created for their actions.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Suzanne: It really is awful how we don’t value teachers enough to pay them. It’s a hard job. I’m so glad teachers are standing up and making themselves heard.

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    Aleta says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: Sorry about your grandfather. You’re right; it is heartbreaking.

    The anxiety it caused my mother seemed to make her functioning worse when the anxiety was strongest. Her dementia was caused by small strokes, and probably by some binge drinking late in life after betrayals by someone she’d trusted.

    We found that she functioned best when she was with people who accepted her disability without demeaning her (or correcting her, which caused anxiety, or treating her like she was not smart). Hers was different from the degeneration of Altz my friend went through.

    My friend didn’t hide her diagnosis. My mom did hide her issues, as she often had hidden things she thought were weaknesses. Again, sorry about your grandfather and the stress on your family.

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    Aleta says:

    Speaking of teachers, I fear the political maneuvering to use tax money for school vouchers will make things even harder on teachers, and not only those in public schools. Private christian schools seem to lowball their teachers’ wages, and tuition money disappears, with wages left unpaid when they go bankrupt. (After expanding to adhere to the prosperity doctrine as preached by ? Herod ?)

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    Sab says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Mayo is the whole point of many sandwiches, especially chicken or turkey.

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    Joe Miller says:

    @TenguPhule: Blasphemy! On ham, turkey, or beef, mustard is sacred!

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    Joe Miller says:

    @TenguPhule: Tell me you don’t put ketchup on hot dogs! Please, for my own peace of mind.

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    jl says:

    ‘All the food’ belongs to every dog. That’s surely been known for several tens of thousands of years by now.

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    Ruckus says:

    @ixnay:
    If radioactive at all is a problem then I’ve got big problems. I’ve had a shot from a vial taken from an actual lead box right in front of me.
    IOW not all radioactive materials are always bad, sometimes the small risk is worth it to fix something else or to search for something that can/will kill you.

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    Bruce K says:

    I encourage sandwich.

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    @Suzanne: Wait, we have public transportation in Phoenix? Just kidding…

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    ixnay says:

    @Ruckus:Radioactive is not in itself a problem. It is the handling and the isolation procedures that make it spendy. Works really well for hyperthyroidism.

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    BarbaraG says:

    @Aleta: I would have Charles checked (very experienced, just had my third cat over 20 years with hyperthyroid treated with radioactive iodine). Hyperthyroid can sometimes mask cardio/kidney issues (which I discovered with cat #2), so a complete workup will need to be done to be sure those issues don’t pop up. But hyperthyroid can also damage the heart, so it really needs some kind of treatment. The Hills food might be enough, too — I just know my most recent two cats needed more than diet.

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    batguano says:

    @satby: sorry i should’ve realized ixnay was being condescending

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    Sis says:

    She looks wonderful!

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Joe Miller: Sorry Joe. I like ketchup on hotdogs. And sometimes cheese too.

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