Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011

Posted by: pdx rick

Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 04:43 AM

...and, welcome to a fresh week of Round Table discussion for the week of
August 14th through 20th, 2011


Is summer over, already?





A few notable events this week in history include:


On this day, August 14th 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, 21 power plants shut down in just three minutes. Fifty million people were affected, including residents of New York, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada.


The Woodstock Music Festival opened on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel on August 15th 1969.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists' colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.


While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day, the 16th of August in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West.

On this day, August 17th 1998, President Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting president to testify before the Office of Independent Council as the subject of a grand-jury investigation.

On this day, August 18th in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces.

Since becoming secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1988, Gorbachev had pursued comprehensive reforms of the Soviet system. Combining perestroika ("restructuring") of the economy--including a greater emphasis on free-market policies--and glasnost ("openness") in diplomacy, he greatly improved Soviet relations with Western democracies, particularly the United States. Meanwhile, though, within the USSR, Gorbachev faced powerful critics, including conservative, hard-line politicians and military officials who thought he was driving the Soviet Union toward its downfall and making it a second-rate power. On the other side were even more radical reformers--particularly Boris Yeltsin, president of the most powerful socialist republic, Russia--who complained that Gorbachev was just not working fast enough.

August 19th 1953 was the day that the Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of the United States until a revolution ended the Shah's rule in 1979.


Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot their parents, Jose and Kitty, to death in the den of the family's Beverly Hills, California, home on August 20th 1989. They then drove up to Mulholland Drive, where they dumped their shotguns before continuing to a local movie theater to buy tickets as an alibi. When the pair returned home, Lyle called 911 and cried, "Somebody killed my parents!" The Menendez murders became a national sensation when the new television network, Court TV, broadcast the trial in 1993.


Some updated retro Woodstock music to get your boogie on...




Have a good week Ranters!!
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 06:16 AM

Rick~Nice info in the opener, but I'll pass on the "updated" music. It was just annoying, and nobody does that song better than Grace Slick! Hmm
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 06:19 AM

And yes, school started early for kids in Riverside County. I remember always starting the Tuesday after Labor Day, and my sisters kids started this past Monday. And summer school didn't end until mid July. That only left about 3 weeks to squeeze in a family vacation. If a family could afford a vacation, that is.
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 01:46 PM

We start school in nine days, on TUES AUG 23rd. All this time, I've been working for free.

Yup, for free.

I'm just lucky to have a job. My official first day is the 16th of August. Guess the Board figured that a whole new department could be created and up and running perfectly in five business days.

Even God got seven days... coffee
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
...I'll pass on the "updated" music. It was just annoying, and nobody does that song better than Grace Slick! Hmm

Um...that is Ms. Slick. Her voice is being "sampled" via electronic editing called "remixing." Ergo, this famous Jefferson Airplane song has been remixed.

Annoying - isn't that what your parents said to you when you put your newest 45rpm record on to play? smile
Posted by: Phil Hoskins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/14/11 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Rick~Nice info in the opener, but I'll pass on the "updated" music. It was just annoying, and nobody does that song better than Grace Slick! Hmm

To each his own, I love the Boogie Pimps remake and used to play it every so often when DJing. Thanks for reminding me. And I loved the original and still do, having seen the Airplane and Grace perform it live several times.

I am doing a series of workshops each Saturday this month on financial and estate planning issues for LGBT individuals and couples.

One part of the workshop delves into ways that this community can deal with the impact of the economic discrimination caused by the Defense of Marriage Act. A fact most Americans are not aware of is that over a lifetime, a LGBT couple suffers an economic hit of over $500,000 compared to a similar heterosexual couple.

It makes real every time we do these how essential it is for DOMA to be rescinded and how much we need fair minded citizens to speak out on this travesty.
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/15/11 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: california rick
Annoying - isn't that what your parents said to you when you put your newest 45rpm record on to play? smile


No, my parents loved the Beatles, the Eagles and Jeffeson Airplane. What they thought was annoying, was when my sisters and I would argue in the back seat of our 1964 Thunderbird, while on a road trip. Do these words sound familiar?"Do you want me to pull over and spank you in front of God and everybody?" It was the 60's. grin
Posted by: Schlack

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/15/11 11:44 PM

Posted by: numan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 03:50 AM

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Ahem ! Schlack !

http://readerrant.capitolhillblue.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=191188#Post191188
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 11:01 AM

Quote:
Do these words sound familiar?"Do you want me to pull over and spank you in front of God and everybody?" It was the 60's.

Not much changed in the mid-70s either. The concept was the same - but mom wouldn't pull over - she'd steer AND try to hit us. LOL

'Cept bro and I were in the far back of the Chevy Townsend Station wagon and mom's arm wasn't that long to reach us! smile

...it was only when we stopped the car were we terrified.


Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 11:47 AM

Greyhound One: Obama's 'Throw America under the bus Tour' began in Minnesota yesterday

...actually, it began on January 20, 2009. coffee
Posted by: Phil Hoskins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 03:41 PM

Quote:
A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped.

The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?"
"I'm going to commit suicide," she says.

While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity so he asked... "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?"

So she does... And it was a long, deep lingering kiss.

After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had.
That's a real talent you're wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing
suicide?"

"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"
Posted by: Greger

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: california rick

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And it appears that you hope it will end on Jan 20, 2013?
Good luck with that. I think you'll be much more pleased with Rick Perry in the Whitehouse. His "Throw American Gays under the bus" campaign just started too! (Cafe con Leche) coffee
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Quote:
A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped.

The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?"
"I'm going to commit suicide," she says.

While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity so he asked... "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?"

So she does... And it was a long, deep lingering kiss.

After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had.
That's a real talent you're wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing
suicide?"

"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"


ROTFMOL
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/16/11 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Greger
Originally Posted By: california rick

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And it appears that you hope it will end on Jan 20, 2013?
Good luck with that. I think you'll be much more pleased with Rick Perry in the Whitehouse. His "Throw American Gays under the bus" campaign just started too! (Cafe con Leche) coffee


Heheheh...
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/17/11 05:40 PM

I'm going with my sister yo see two movies today, "Glee, the 3D movie" and "The Help" We couldn't pick which one to see, so we decided to see both. Have some hot buttered popcorn, anyone? grin
Posted by: itstarted

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 03:29 PM

Random thought...
This morning, the Dow Jones Industrial avg. is almost exactly where it was on August 18, 2001.

And... This, from my cereal box this morning.
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 06:35 PM

I watched this and laughed 'til I cried! ROTFMOL

Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 07:16 PM

Yesterday, my sister and I saw "Glee-The 3D Movie" and "The Help". Both were very good, and we enjoyed them immensely. I recommend both of them! ThumbsUp
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 07:36 PM

Another Frantics video!

Posted by: numan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted By: itstarted

And... This, from my cereal box this morning.

You've got to know all the angles to solve that problem ! wink
Posted by: itstarted

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/18/11 11:57 PM

Jetman and the Grand Canyon



Trippin' out... best with full screen

/////////////////////////////////////////////
Loved the "Frantics" commuter train ride...
In a way, reminded me of the Jerky Boys... and Kamal... about 20 years ago.
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:03 AM

It~That was a cool video!
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:15 AM



Better than some of the stuff on the radio.
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:21 AM

Here's one for you, Phil!



Isn't this little guy a cutie?
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
I'm going with my sister yo see two movies today, "Glee, the 3D movie" and "The Help" We couldn't pick which one to see, so we decided to see both. Have some hot buttered popcorn, anyone? grin

Nope, gotta work. Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks... coffee

We ALL can't lollygag-around all day... smile
Posted by: Greger

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:35 AM

Quote:
Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks...

Thanks, Rick! I promise to spend your payroll deductions wisely.
Posted by: Phil Hoskins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 02:00 AM

Rick, I already paid for mine.

you are welcome.
Posted by: itstarted

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 02:12 AM

not a boomer, but...

all contributions graciously accepted Bow

Happy Birthday Tim Geithner rolleyes

Birthday cake big enough to share with ALL his friends
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 02:38 AM

Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
I'm going with my sister yo see two movies today, "Glee, the 3D movie" and "The Help" We couldn't pick which one to see, so we decided to see both. Have some hot buttered popcorn, anyone? grin

Nope, gotta work. Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks... coffee

We ALL can't lollygag-around all day... smile


Honeychild, I worked for 25 years 24/7/365 raisong my kids and no one paid me a dime. I also did PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sunday School, Food bank, Red Cross and other charity work. I was also the stay-at-home mom that everyone put on their kids' emergency cards so they could work. And this was gratis, too. I've earned my time to "lollygag".

PS, Mr. Scoutgal has worked for over 36(since age 16) years and put in his share of social security deductions-ones that we will have to share as a married couple.
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 03:12 AM

Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
I'm going with my sister yo see two movies today, "Glee, the 3D movie" and "The Help" We couldn't pick which one to see, so we decided to see both. Have some hot buttered popcorn, anyone? grin

Nope, gotta work. Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks... coffee

We ALL can't lollygag-around all day... smile


Ya know, gagging Lolly ain't a nice thing to do...
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 04:26 AM

Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
I'm going with my sister yo see two movies today, "Glee, the 3D movie" and "The Help" We couldn't pick which one to see, so we decided to see both. Have some hot buttered popcorn, anyone? grin

Nope, gotta work. Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks... coffee

We ALL can't lollygag-around all day... smile


Ya know, gagging Lolly ain't a nice thing to do...


Hee Hee Hee!
Posted by: Joe Keegan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 09:19 AM

What Biden has for lunch at Beijing small restaurant
Quote:
Biden and his entourage ordered local noodles served with special soybean paste, steamed buns and some other Chinese appetizers, according to the official microblog of the US embassy in Beijing, which broadcast the vice president's trip online.

Biden stopped short of ordering the restaurant's specialty, chao gan, a dish of pork liver and intestines served in a broth that is particularly popular in Beijing.
Sounds like tripe soup.
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Rick, I already paid for mine.

you are welcome.

smile
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Greger
Quote:
Someone's gotta pay for the aging Boomer's monthly SS checks...

Thanks, Rick! I promise to spend your payroll deductions wisely.

Thank you Gregor. smile
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 01:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Honeychild, I worked for 25 years 24/7/365 raisong my kids and no one paid me a dime. I also did PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sunday School, Food bank, Red Cross and other charity work. I was also the stay-at-home mom that everyone put on their kids' emergency cards so they could work. And this was gratis, too. I've earned my time to "lollygag".

Began working at 16, up until the poultry lay-off always had two jobs. Volunteer for HOA, City Council neighborhood sub-committee and Friends of Marsh Creek. Take care of my 80 year old dad and epileptic dawg.

18+25=43, based on the 'Scout' retirement matrix, I can retire this year!! Bow

smile
Posted by: Greger

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 03:22 PM

Quote:
I can retire this year!!

Sure you can, Rick. Anybody can retire anytime they want to.
There is no age requirement, nor work requirement.
The only thing required is that you, or someone like Mr. Scoutgal pays all your bills.
Posted by: 2wins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 03:22 PM

sorry rick, but donna worked harder than you and i combined. her 43 years, if you will, equals about 86. her hours were from sun up to sun down.
Posted by: numan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 03:33 PM

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Since I am a National Treasure, I feel that people should compete for the honor of supporting me.
Posted by: issodhos

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe Keegan
What Biden has for lunch at Beijing small restaurant
Quote:
Biden and his entourage ordered local noodles served with special soybean paste, steamed buns and some other Chinese appetizers, according to the official microblog of the US embassy in Beijing, which broadcast the vice president's trip online.

Biden stopped short of ordering the restaurant's specialty, chao gan, a dish of pork liver and intestines served in a broth that is particularly popular in Beijing.
Sounds like tripe soup.


One would think a pol would refrain from doing so simply out of professional courtesy. coffee:-)
Yours,
Issodhos
Posted by: Greger

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 05:34 PM

Quote:
Sounds like tripe soup.

Tripe is Stomach, not intestine. Tripe works best in soups and stews, intestine is much better fried.
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 06:48 PM

My dad was born in China and liked that intestines and pork liver in special sauce. It was one of his favorite dishes. I wouldn't touch it. I do like the steamed buns(filled with Chinese-style BBQ pork). We call them cha shu bao. I don't like trip. either.
Posted by: Phil Hoskins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 07:10 PM

Quote:
A small church in Texas had a very big-busted Organist. Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.
Unfortunately, the proper church ladies were upset. They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another Organist.

So, one of the ladies approached her and told her to mash up some green persimmons and rub them all around the nipples of her breasts. She told her that this would shrink them, but warned her not to eat or get any of the green persimmons in her mouth, 'because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to speak properly for a while'. She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up in the pulpit and said....

'Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hath a thermon tewday.'
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/19/11 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Quote:
A small church in Texas had a very big-busted Organist. Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.
Unfortunately, the proper church ladies were upset. They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another Organist.

So, one of the ladies approached her and told her to mash up some green persimmons and rub them all around the nipples of her breasts. She told her that this would shrink them, but warned her not to eat or get any of the green persimmons in her mouth, 'because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to speak properly for a while'. She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up in the pulpit and said....

'Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hath a thermon tewday.'

Phil, do you have a link please? LOL
Posted by: Phil Hoskins

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 01:07 AM

sorry, email to me
Posted by: Greger

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 01:42 AM

Originally Posted By: numan
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Since I am a National Treasure, I feel that people should compete for the honor of supporting me.

And I'm sure your fellow Canadians are fighting for the honour.
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 01:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
A small church in Texas had a very big-busted Organist. Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.
Unfortunately, the proper church ladies were upset. They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another Organist.

So, one of the ladies approached her and told her to mash up some green persimmons and rub them all around the nipples of her breasts. She told her that this would shrink them, but warned her not to eat or get any of the green persimmons in her mouth, 'because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to speak properly for a while'. She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up in the pulpit and said....

'Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hath a thermon tewday.'


ROTFMOL

Shoulda guessed that sex was involved given it was a Church scenario. coffee

Randy ministers and voluptuous women have gone together since...well, Hester Prynne. Hmm
Posted by: Schlack

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 10:42 AM

Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 04:07 PM

I am pleased to announce that my daughter, as of last night, is engaged to be married! Mr. Scoutgal and I really like our son-in-law to be, and we atr very happy for them. laugh
Posted by: Joe Keegan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 04:13 PM

Congratulations!
Posted by: Joe Keegan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Quote:
A small church in Texas had a very big-busted Organist. Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.
Unfortunately, the proper church ladies were upset. They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another Organist.

So, one of the ladies approached her and told her to mash up some green persimmons and rub them all around the nipples of her breasts. She told her that this would shrink them, but warned her not to eat or get any of the green persimmons in her mouth, 'because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to speak properly for a while'. She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up in the pulpit and said....

'Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hath a thermon tewday.'
ROTFMOL ThumbsUp
Posted by: pdx rick

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 05:20 PM

Congraulations to future-to-be Mother-in-Law Scout, and which will then lead to future, furture, grandma-to-be. smile

...is ok to just say 'grandma' now? Hmm


laugh
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/20/11 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: california rick
Congratulations to future-to-be Mother-in-Law Scout, and which will then lead to future, future, grandma-to-be. smile

...is ok to just say 'grandma' now? Hmm


laugh


I can't wait to be a grandma! And it will be Po Po, the Chinese(Cantonese) word for maternal grandmother.
Posted by: numan

Re: Round Table for August 14th through 20th 2011 - 08/21/11 12:05 AM

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Ha j le !

W b gn jia nn la-p, ke shi w xing jia nn la p-po shi ke xng de---yin we nn yu p-xin ! wink