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Cheers to Blue Monday, ´the
most depressing day of the year´

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/20/2013 10:21:42 PM

As if any Monday in January weren´t bad enough, Blue Monday, an ill-reputed date dubbed "the most depressing day of the year," should really put you in a mood. While there has been some confusion over exactly which day Blue Monday falls on in 2013, the official date is January 21. The theory of Blue Monday dates back to 2005, when UK psychologist Cliff Arnall created an elaborate mathematical formula to calculate the most miserable day of the year. Thanks to the day´s perfect storm of drab weather, holiday bills, and wrecked New Year´s resolutions, motivational levels

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Obama on TV all day. No wonder this Monday will be so depressing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Yankeegirl, 1/20/2013 10:43:12 PM     (No. 9129033)

Oh, it´s a blue Monday all right

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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/20/2013 11:03:54 PM     (No. 9129065)

It´s go out, ride your bike, play some golf and stay as far away from any TV station that isn´t sports and/or cooking.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/20/2013 11:57:09 PM     (No. 9129136)

And before that bike ride, #2, be sure to raise Old Glory - upside down.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: poodlemom, 1/21/2013 3:30:43 AM     (No. 9129263)

Been taping Perry Mason marathon on the Hallmark channel; won´t be going near a news channel until Tuesday.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/21/2013 4:44:02 AM     (No. 9129311)

Midsomer Murders on Netflix is another good possibility. Or if you haven´t seen it the Ian Richardson BBC version of House of Cards.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/21/2013 4:53:33 AM     (No. 9129317)

I´ve got a sock drawer in desperate need of attention.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mommateepee63, 1/21/2013 6:12:18 AM     (No. 9129361)

Our flag has been at half-mast since the early morning hours of 11/7/2012. Hubby has no plans to change it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 1/21/2013 6:50:52 AM     (No. 9129386)

Looks like we will check to see if there is an NCIS marathon on USA channel 242. We have plenty of dvd;s we can watch or catch up on the few TV programs we tape and watch later. Like "Justified".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/21/2013 6:55:21 AM     (No. 9129389)

Grandsons are out of school today (MLK day) so we will be going to Laser-Blaze and out to lunch and maybe to a movie with a bunch of car crashes...anything to get out and not be around a TV with the happy-happy-joy-joy MSM chirping about their Messiah who is come to save the world.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 1/21/2013 6:58:53 AM     (No. 9129393)

It´s not just blue Monday here in the US, it is deep,dark and depressingly blue.

Will we ever recover.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 1/21/2013 7:01:01 AM     (No. 9129397)

Maybe a gust of wind will blow Mooch´s wig off.

I really wanted Obama to lose, but I really wanted the media to lose big. I didn´t think it was possible, but I hate the media more each day.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 1/21/2013 7:01:50 AM     (No. 9129398)

All flags at half-mast. National day of mourning.
This tragic inauguration should never, ever have happened.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: My 2 Cents, 1/21/2013 7:02:51 AM     (No. 9129399)

Not only will our TV be off today, I will not watch any news shows for a couple of days, so I can avoid the coronation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Melody, 1/21/2013 7:15:13 AM     (No. 9129410)

´´If you carry the weight of the world
upon your shoulders,
I know, my brother,
that He will carry you.´´

´´God of our life,
there are days when the burdens we carry
chafe our shoulders and weigh us down;
when the road seems dreary and endless,
the skies grey and threatening;
when our lives have no music in them,
and our hearts are lonely,
and our souls have lost their courage.

Flood the path with light,
run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise;
tune our hearts to brave music;
give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age;
and so quicken our spirits
that we may be able to encourage
the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life,
to Your honor and glory.´´
--Augustine

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 1/21/2013 7:23:17 AM     (No. 9129425)

#14 Thank you.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 1/21/2013 7:33:41 AM     (No. 9129451)

..ah y`ll going you know where you racists....Monday January 21...you insensitive Neanderthals....
MLK day...the very idea...Blue Monday...


s/off

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 1/21/2013 7:43:56 AM     (No. 9129467)

I successfully completely avoided the first one. This one will be a piece of cake compared to that fiasco.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/21/2013 7:50:22 AM     (No. 9129475)

Just came back in from lowering our flag to half mast, but may hang it upside down.

That Marxist traitor has no right to be where he is today.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/21/2013 8:13:33 AM     (No. 9129506)

I can´t fly my flag upside down or half mast, so after the election I just took it down. All days since the election have been "sad days". Somehow, I´ve feel like I´m in a Alice in wonderland scene

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/21/2013 8:19:22 AM     (No. 9129520)

Wore black to church yesterday. Coincidentally, a lot of people did. And re the media #11, I´m right there with ya.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GOPlease, 1/21/2013 8:21:02 AM     (No. 9129525)

#14 You helped! But remember, when you´re out today, 51%, 2 out of 4 of the adults you see, voted to put this post-turtle back into the Oval Office. It´s the same everyday. Talk about depressing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 1/21/2013 8:22:42 AM     (No. 9129527)

Blue Monday or Bizarre Monday? Bizarre Biden Monday, to be specific. Yes, Trial Balloon #1 is being floated already by those geniuses who would place Joe Biden’s name on the list of POTUS candidates four years from now. I can conceive of Malaprop Joey placing his own name on that list. But, others? Really? It must be for laughs when the guy of giggles and gaffes is officially or even unofficially named the chosen one. Surely he can’t be serious. And don’t call him Shirley!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/21/2013 8:33:25 AM     (No. 9129540)

Starting my Food Network marathon NOW!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/21/2013 8:34:34 AM     (No. 9129544)

I am with above poster - NCIS on 24 is having a marathon and I won´t change the channel to watch our country degraded by the rites attending the worst prez we have ever had.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/21/2013 8:36:09 AM     (No. 9129545)

Wifey likes morning news at WRAL TV in Raleigh NC. She comes upstairs to prepare for work, I go downstairs to get my news and enjoy retirement. First 5 minutes all MLk day....off goes the tv. Turned it on 10 minutes later....more mlk day. Off goes the tv...10 minutes later on goes the tv....the messiahs´s crowning. Off goes the tv... Wife is at work now, and the tv is OFF!
This morn, not one word from WRAL about the gun rallies.... only shootings, mlk day and and O.
And now on one of my favorite sites I am called a racist because I don´t believe in MLK day or Obama.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 1/21/2013 8:40:06 AM     (No. 9129552)

It doesn´t help that it is 18 below right now. They are predicting a high today of -8. No global warming talk anyways.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: vrb8m, 1/21/2013 8:50:00 AM     (No. 9129570)

It´s bad enough that this day is depressing almost beyond words, but to have that monster´s picture on the home page here is just rubbing it in. I´m surprised that somebody thought that would be a good idea.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nimby, 1/21/2013 8:56:18 AM     (No. 9129584)

Never understood why my workplace didn´t make this a "floating day off"! The day after Christmas and Thanksgiving are floaters.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/21/2013 8:56:56 AM     (No. 9129585)

It is a sad day indeed. We should be watching a very elegant and inspiring inauguration today of Mitt and his lovely wife. I don´t intend to watch any of this. If I could, I would fly my flag at half mast also. I guess I should be encouraged that my neighbor still has his empty chair sitting in the front lawn. Im not alone.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Clover, 1/21/2013 9:02:02 AM     (No. 9129601)

Me? I´m hoping to see the Red Wings game and a really big game-winning score.

(Boo/Hiss to the Owners for all this delay.)

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jackie, 1/21/2013 9:02:45 AM     (No. 9129602)

I might watch season 2 of Downton Abbey online. Wish Netflix would run it..
Will not watch any news channel today...If the radio is on it will be Rush..
Depressing thinking of those 2 squatters lapping up the adoration of the brainless masses.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Clover, 1/21/2013 9:05:48 AM     (No. 9129608)

....forget Blue Monday and think on this......

Yesterday is History

Tomorrow is a Mystery

Today is a Gift.....that´s why we call it a Present.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 1/21/2013 9:25:14 AM     (No. 9129648)

No tv, none, won´t pay for it. Instead I´ll go for a walk on this bright, sun-shiny day (in VA) and then work on my schoolwork. I´m going to better myself today. And then hopefully enjoy of phone call from my hubby who´s deployed.
I can´t do anything to stop what is happening in DC today, so I´m not going to think about it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: CEP, 1/21/2013 9:27:01 AM     (No. 9129651)

It is definitely the most depressing day of the year.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/21/2013 9:32:37 AM     (No. 9129658)

I´d rather watch a squirrel decompose than watch anything inaugural. Aside from that...previous inaug day/parade? Were there "floats" in the parade? Not aware. Seems rather out of place. Blue Monday. Watch MeTV.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 1/21/2013 10:20:20 AM     (No. 9129758)

Yesterday I didn´t plug in to anything all day because I was anticipating the doom-and-gloom I´d feel today. Having long ago cancelled our reservations to go to Romney´s inauguration and stay in D.C. for the Right-to-Life march, I could not bear to see the smugster-in-chief´s face or hear his voice on the news.

Then, last night, we decided to watch a local Houston pastor, Kerry Shook, interviewing Nick Vujicic, an Australian pastor born without arms or legs.

Look this guy up. What an uplifting, inspirational man he is. . . . says he keeps a pair of shoes in his closet because he believes in miracles.

This is still the best day of your life. Like Clover says, yesterday is done - and tomorrow hinges on what you make of today. For sure, Obama is a bur under our saddle for now, but this is still our country, and the flag is still our flag, and I will fly it high . . . at full staff - because this is still the greatest country the world has ever known.

And I´m alive.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Kimberly, 1/21/2013 10:26:38 AM     (No. 9129776)

I also taped Perry Mason to watch. And for all the fans of Midsomer Murders, there is another series by the same writers called Foyle´s War. It´s a dectective story set in WWII in Hastings England. Very well done with great plots. And it´s on netflix.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/21/2013 10:28:53 AM     (No. 9129779)

I have always wondered what it was like for people to live through turbulent times, when their entire world was upended and destroyed. So far, it hasn´t been much fun.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/21/2013 10:52:05 AM     (No. 9129837)

Everyone is so funny here! I am watching the American Idol shows I´ve recorded. They are terrible and a huge waste of time. The singers are wailing, and the judges are awful. The doofy looking woman with the terrible wigs looks like she has a screw loose.

Thank GOD for fast forward. Maybe when they get past the auditions and put some instruments behind the wailing, it will improve.



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Reply 40 - Posted by: tanstaafl44, 1/21/2013 11:13:32 AM     (No. 9129898)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtaKJUWAKCk


clips from john adams set to lullaby for a weary world (which could be america´s theme song for the next four years)

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Arby, 1/21/2013 11:13:54 AM     (No. 9129900)

Four more years of Fauxbama and his brainless cronies. Plus I´m starting to think about doing my income tax. How about ´indigo Monday´?

The upside: it´s only four years. We survived the first four. Plus, the sun is shining.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RealityChick, 1/21/2013 11:21:11 AM     (No. 9129919)

After zero was re-elected I asked my husband to take down our American flag. I remember my dear Dad refused to fly it after Clinton got his 2nd. Both events utterly unbelievable.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/21/2013 11:35:51 AM     (No. 9129962)

Re #25

Forgetting about The Bamster´s Second Coronation for a minute, here are four items of interest the average bear in the street, whether black, brown or white, should know about Martin Luther King, not mentioned in the history books: (1) His official name of record was Michael King, not Martin Luther King (2) He was nabbed for plagiarism while working on his doctoral degree at Boston University (3) Was under intense FBI surveillance, for many years, due to involvement with communist organizations and why the Democrat controlled Congress never allowed his records to be opened before voting on the national holiday bill and (4) The late Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, one of his closest associates, wrote a book in 1989, entitled "And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography," detailing King´s obsession with, among other things, white prostitutes.

Have a nice day America!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: WIBadger, 1/21/2013 11:36:06 AM     (No. 9129966)

I think I´m going out to the shooting range for some ´recoil´ therapy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/21/2013 12:11:19 PM     (No. 9130055)

We began our week long media blackout yesterday.
Not even rumors of Martians landing could tempt us to turn on the tv.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 1/21/2013 12:16:14 PM     (No. 9130068)

Listening to Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy song "Elegy" seems fitting. Goodnight America.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/21/2013 12:21:25 PM     (No. 9130083)

Well, #45, you have Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond to thank for the holiday cuz after the proposal to set a MLK, Jr national holiday lanquished for years in the Congress including the 4 years his former home state governor served as president, those two decided to jam it through Congress. Guess they didn´t have the wisdom you possess or access to FBI background info you must have...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/21/2013 12:39:06 PM     (No. 9130138)

Love Brit tv. My library system has tons. And the Foyle´s War series was written taking actual events from that time and making an episode about it. Learned a lot about how the Brits lived through WWII.

Although the last time I got depressed by election results, I watched all 3 seasons of Gilligan´s Island on dvd. Felt a lot better when I was done. Currently watching Inspector Lewis, MASH, and Big Bang Theory. Life is very good.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/21/2013 12:45:16 PM     (No. 9130153)

Anticipating working on my well today, then having a good meal and maybe watching a couple of ´Poirot´ episodes. What coronation?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: pc1eszm, 1/21/2013 12:45:20 PM     (No. 9130154)

So that´s why I´m so cranky today. I thought it was because I didn´t sleep worth a rip last night.

No news for me today, either. I´m listening to satellite radio 80s on 8 for the rest of my workday and catching up on my Downton Abbey watching tonight.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/21/2013 1:08:50 PM     (No. 9130225)

Thank heavens for DVRs. We got sick of seeing urkel and miss wiggy´s pusses all over the TV last week, telling us all we have to look forward to this week. Catching up on ´´Justified´´, rewatching last season and first few episodes of this season.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/21/2013 1:10:35 PM     (No. 9130231)

It doesn´t have to be blue Monday. TODAY is the day to watch Sheriff Joe Arpaio´s July 2012 COLD CASE POSSE press conference presentation, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjJA4apcsI with tons of digital forensic evidence showing the bamster should not be in office EVER. 1 hour, 15 minutes of truth, all of it stonewalled by the socialist Diane Sawyer press. But a few good souls have questioned the birth certificate in various degrees of intensity, ORLY TAVITZ going all the way to the Supreme court, JEROME CORSI writing a sensational book, DONALD TRUMP blasting questions on the mainstream media, bloggers MATT DRUDGE, JOSEPH FARAH, LUCIANNE GOLDBERG, MARK LEVIN, and many more, keeping the story alive from mainstream censorship. This fascinating video is the perfect substitute for NOT watching the fraudulent swearing-in-indoctrination
www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjJA4apcsI It’s been said that SC Justice Roberts will be administering the Oath to Obama, and will also be hearing Taitz birth fraud case against Obama.



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Reply 53 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/21/2013 1:13:40 PM     (No. 9130241)

Correction: TAITZ not Tavitz

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Reply 54 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 1/21/2013 1:33:00 PM     (No. 9130307)

I´ve even turned off WMAL, the conservative radio station in the DC area because of the ´´coronation´´ news at the top & bottom of the hour. WTOP radio published one picture on their website of an overflowing trash can with coffee cups all over the sidewalk. Obviously this is not a TEA party gathering in DC today. I still cannot believe this man was reelected in November.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: cat2, 1/21/2013 2:20:01 PM     (No. 9130424)

Bright spot: you can´t listen to Rush today (he is away for a day), but you can listen to Mark Steyn!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/21/2013 2:22:40 PM     (No. 9130429)

Here is the sad story folks, we are witness to the greatest fraud in the history of the world. Start preparing an answer for the time when your starving grandchildren look at you with hollow eyes and ask "Why did you allow this to happen?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/21/2013 2:32:20 PM     (No. 9130456)

Looking forward to those 2014 midterm elections!

And the Australian Open tennis tourney is really cooking.

They hit 115 degrees F in Sydney the other day.
Luckily that didn´t last long.

The tournament has a great new look since they got away from that aquarium green
motif a while back.
The bright blue looks great in the hot summer sunshine.

The Djoker played a great five-hour five-setter to advance. What a thrill!

Ya gotta make hay while the sun shines!
Have a great day!

(Why heed anything a UK shrink says? You´d have to be an idiot to be in the UK in January and be a shrink. Clearly he´s nuts and a loser! Ha ha ha... not really kidding about that, either...)

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Reply 58 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/21/2013 2:44:01 PM     (No. 9130482)

The Alamo & Braveheart are on AMC...How appropriate!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Isabel, 1/21/2013 2:45:42 PM     (No. 9130484)

Some of our favorites on Netflix so as not to have to turn on News: Doc Martin, Lost, 24, Poirot, Foyles War, Midsomer Murders, PD James, Sherlock, Inspector Lewis, Taggart. Bless my son for giving us Apple TV so we can watch Netflix.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: ConservativeYankee, 1/21/2013 3:13:41 PM     (No. 9130540)

I´ve had no radio or tv on over the weekend or today and plan on only listening to a repeat of one of my idol Mark Levin´s recent best shows during dinner tonight.

Aside from catching up on e-mail and taking a quick peek at Lucianne, it´s actually been a healthy boost for me not to listen, watch, or read any news.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: lencu255, 1/21/2013 3:17:14 PM     (No. 9130552)

[...] is unhappy at not being able to convince everyone, himself included that he is greater than everyone; and this unhappiness of his may be his most human trait, perhaps the only human trait in him. But what is not human, but rather something devilish, is that because of this unhappiness he cannot help taking revenge on people, on all people but especially those who are in any way better or higher than he.
And the survey says the name inside the braces is.....?
Stalin! That´s what Bucharin said in 1936, couple of years before stalin killed him.
Absolutely fabulous book by Martin Amis - Koba the Dread: laughter and the twenty million.
God, save our country from that!


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Reply 62 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/21/2013 3:31:54 PM     (No. 9130595)

Ldotter Pomom said it best on another thread; Mourning in America.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/21/2013 4:29:32 PM     (No. 9130741)

The Drudge Headline pretty much nailed it for me: " 1461 Days"

Yeah! Buddy...And Counting!" Then we just have to support him for the rest of his life.


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Reply 64 - Posted by: thewarden, 1/21/2013 4:38:21 PM     (No. 9130758)

First menopause and now this. Somebody talk me down from the ledge.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: redink, 1/21/2013 4:40:20 PM     (No. 9130767)

Woke up feeling scared and overwhelmed and very much alone to deal with it all. I´ve lost more than I thought I could bear since 2008 and it appears there is still more to lose.

But #14 reminded me of where my hope lies. I am encouraged to keep going...thank you Melody. May you be blessed this day and many more to come.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: zapper1979, 1/21/2013 8:03:26 PM     (No. 9131104)

Watching the Casey Anthony movie on Lifetime. Hard to believe but less depressing that watching Obozo and Mooch in her drag queen wig.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: billa, 1/21/2013 8:18:36 PM     (No. 9131123)

Just wait until those who still have jobs and income, start preparing their income tax returns.

Even if based upon 2012 income and expense, everyone will likely witness a major drop in their expendable income, huge increase in health insurance premiums and the realization of the tax credits received this year will be long gone by next year.

BO´s second term (in his words, "the second coming") will be rife with misery; people losing more jobs, food, gas and energy prices soaring, government regulations that close and BK businesses, continued atrocities in the ME and No. Africa futher exposing how utter weak and impotent the US is in dealing with foreign policy and in particular with Islam.

I guess everything is going just according to plan for BO.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: steph_gray, 1/21/2013 9:55:28 PM     (No. 9131304)

Spent today rehearsing with members of my music group and continuing to write new songs that express the despair.

This is how I stop the despair from taking over.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Luckyx3, 1/22/2013 9:03:34 AM     (No. 9131894)

Thank goodness we have dish network so we avoided any of the dog and pony show all day and watched season 3 of Justified last night.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/22/2013 10:22:07 AM     (No. 9132086)

Actually went to the gym yesterday (it calls itself a fitness center) and attended exercise classes -- was that desperate for diversion.

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