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  1. I don’t believe it matters whether it’s a successful defense or not, it should be up to a jury to decide, not legislated as to what can and can not be used as a defense. What would be next?
  2. While watching local news this morning one of the segments was about Cuomo’s latest proposal to pass legislation to eliminate “gay panic” as a defense in a criminal matter. I believe this would interfere with due process. It’s not up to him to make that determination but a jury hearing the case. He’s overstepping his authority yet again.
  3. I wish him well. I’m sure this wasn’t an easy decision for him.
  4. Hubby and I were talking about this subject this morning. If legalized, there will still be employers who require random drug testing. What happens then?
  5. Meghan McCain, on the View, said she hated the finale. She let slip what happened and was a lot of unhappy people. People are really serious about this.
  6. The Caregiving Saint

    A prayer this afternoon asking for help and I read this this evening. I’m trying to listen. Thank you.
  7. Iszards Has Been Purchased

    It would be so nice to have a decent Dept. Store in Elmira. Businesses like that would go a long way towards revitalization. Offices and apartments won’t keep people in Elmira except to work and live. Personally I don’t care to have to go to Walmart and that area for shopping, I’d love to be able to spend my shopping dollars in Elmira. Unfortunately, there’s not much retail there.
  8. This will sound strange but when I saw this picture the first thought I had was Eye of God. Strange or not it’s what I thought.
  9. Puzzle

    Beetle Juice, dining room scene.
  10. Puzzle

    “It’s a song so you’re screwed” Hubby just told me because I din’t pay attention to song titles, just listen as background noise. Have to say looking at the first line of pictures a melody popped into my head but Hubby’s correct, I can’t name it lol.
  11. Will have to see how it plays out over time if legalized.
  12. Other than potential tax revenue I would ask why? As far as any revenue, my guess is the State would keep the lion’s share of monies so again, what are the benefits of legalization?
  13. The Apology

    I'm thinking about closing a blog site I've used, well..... haven't used in a few months, but I wanted to save some prior posts that I feel were good stories. I thought perhaps if I focused my attention here and shared some of my olders stories another problem would solve itself. You see my ideas and words have no problem floating around in my mind, even when I'm sleeping, but when it comes to shaping the ideas and words into a story, poof, everything disappears. It's frustrating. So that's why I'm sharing something I wrote a year or so ago. Hopefully re-reading and editing some of my older stuff will open up the blockage between my brain and fingers. Fingers are crossed. This is a first for me. The first time the last sentence of a story was written before the story itself. The reason is simple. I couldn't forget four words our youngest grandson said. A moment that stayed with me as I've thought about what he said and what those words really meant. Our youngest grandson was spending the day with us and something was quickly very clear when he arrived early that morning. He was starting his day tired. Anyone who has spent time with a tired 3 year-old knows how your day can go. As a seasoned Grandmother now, I readily admit I have much more patience when it comes to the grandchildren than I did when my boys were growing up. It doesn't seem fair, to the kids you are raising at the time, but I guess that's the way life goes. With age you gain wisdom and it's your grandchildren who benefit from your parental growing pains. As I was saying, Grandchild #7 was spending the day with us and Mr. Contrary came with him. Yes, he wanted Lucky Charms for breakfast, nope make that faffles (waffles). Grandma didn't have any faffles how about pancakes. Nope, he wanted meatballs (Spaghettio's with meatballs). Sorry, that's for lunch so you have a choice of Lucky Charms or Lucky Charms. This conversation was overheard by Papa who didn't like the little guy's tone of voice. Lucky Charms it was with a side dish of "don't talk to your Grandmother like that". Our day had started. It's possible the little guy took exception to Papa's interference in our breakfast conversation because after that, hand in hand with Mr. Contrary, the little guy seemed to do anything and everything he could to get Papa's attention, if you know what I mean (wink, wink). It was also at this point Mr. Annoyance joined their little play group. I was in another room when I heard Hubby's raised voice telling the little guy to stop whatever it was he was doing. When I checked it out, the little guy was on the couch with his head under the pillow, and Papa was in his chair watching him. Papa's usual smile was MIA. The phone rings at that moment and it's Mom calling to see how things are going. "I talk to her" the little guy says as he gets off the couch with a look at his Grandfather. Said look told me Papa had told him he had to stay on the couch until Papa said he could get down. The phrase "pissing contest" came to mind as I watched the way he looked at his Grandfather and Hubby's return stare. I hand the phone to the little guy and since he's standing next to me I can hear Mom too. "How are you doing buddy". "I pissed off Papa" he tells her. There's a very brief silence on Mom's end. Mom starts to say something at the same moment our Grandson looks at the phone and pushes the button for speaker. "He's got you on speaker phone" I warn her while trying not to laugh. I can tell by Hubby's facial expression he's not amused. Knowing this boy the way I do I shouldn't have been surprised that he knew how to do that with the speaker button. We have a brief four-way conversation about things and it may have been my imagination but I thought I detected a wee bit of concern in Mom's voice. She and I both know he's tired and a nap is a priority. I've come to realize that's not always a logical excuse for poor behavior as far as most adult males are concerned, however. Maybe it's that men are from Mars, women are from Venus thing, not that I really ever understood that either but it sounds good as excuses go I guess. Anyway, Grandma decided it was time to get the boy settled. He had his meatballs for lunch and while eating we talked about this and that. I knew that he knew what was coming after his lunch. Nap time. Of course, he tried his best delay, distract and annoy tactics but Grandma, as usual, was going to win this one. After lunch it was bathroom time, wash your hands, get another drink and then to the couch. He protested, of course, cried a bit; that cry without real tears just to make noise cry. Within minutes he was fast asleep. "That boy was tired" Hubby told me. "You're right Hon". Two and a half hours later our little guy wakes up. Sitting up, but staying on the couch, he watches his Grandfather who is resting in his chair by the couch. After a few seconds, he climbs off the couch and moves to stand in front of Papa's chair. "I no dick Papa" he tells his Grandfather, standing there and waiting for Papa's response. I watch as Hubby holds his arm out. That's all the encouragement the little guy needs to climb up and snuggle in with Papa. Apology accepted. P.S. His father can explain how he knew that he was or wasn't behaving like a dick. All rights reserved. I hope you enjoyed my story but please remember it's my story so no using or copying any content in any manner without the express written permission of the owner.....me.
  14. Claire, DO NOT work the mules

    When those mansion dwelling, Hollywood, political elites start practicing what they preach they might get my attention.
  15. Aquaman

    Hubby and I saw this movie today and we both enjoyed it very much. The underwater visuals were absolutely wonderful. Lots of action. Aquaman was like a timex watch....took a lickin and kept on tickin. Would definitely watch again.
  16. Amazon.com Facility In Chemung County

    I say go for it. My only concern is the cost of any feasibility studies. I’d hate to see thousands of dollars spent on a long shot.
  17. Super Bowl Chat 2019

    Have never watched a Super Bowl. No interest in overpaid individuals playing a game.
  18. Aquaman

    It wasn’t no wimpy seahorse he rode in this movie.
  19. With all our technology I do believe so much knowledge that ancient people had has been lost. I think the ancient people’s were more in tune with their world than we are.
  20. Pearl Harbor Story

    God Bless Pop.
  21. Cranberry Orange Cookies

    These were absolutely delicious.
  22. "The Christmas Chronicles"

    I loved it. I don’t think it was just another “save Christmas” movie but more about restoring something that was lost for the family. Hope it come out in DVD, I would watch again.
  23. I remember having measles as a child and it wasn’t fun.
  24. Manifest - NBC

    I’m leaning towards not caring if show cancelled. Reminds me of Lost.
  25. This is why proof of residency should be required. I believe 5 years is reasonable.