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August 10th, 2012
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  1. JBJingles_from the casa

    Feeling hot, hot, hot.... Another triple digit day here, sigh. Finally took some pics of my kitchen with the new appliances. The stove is amazing, preheats in 1/2 the time the old one used to. I think Brats and Beer are in order for dinner tonight, or crab cakes?? Hmmm.;CAEQARoQqaO3jjx2qzSW3QmSGf8yig;A1DE839B-623B-4205-AFAF-0C60A1895AD4

    August 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • MicheleG™


      I'd go for the Crab Cakes but whatever you cook it looks like you will have fun doing it! Cheers to you!

      August 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • JBJingles_from the casa

      Thanks MG, the kitchen is what sold me on this house 12 years ago...I still want granite counters, but I may start with a new tile backsplash as a DIY project, gulp. I think crabcakes win, too hot to even go out to grill!!

      August 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  2. mary shannon

    Pretty sure he won't see your post :-)

    August 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  3. RichardHead

    Good Sunday Morning Kidz.....Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. I know WD and I are.....Beef,Brewski's and dogs-a nice combination. Squirrels are on the run Thanks to Lollie and WD just rolls her eyes at all the energy this 2 year old has.
    Have a Great Day 2 Truth. :))

    August 12, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  4. angrybabykitty

    You know you've made it when you have garnered a hate page:

    I Hate Serj Tankian and Angel Tankian and Lee Olsen!/profile.php?id=343041202449575&__user=100001158530164

    August 11, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      I'm the Olsen but he didn't even spell my name right.. its Leigh.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      It just pulls up some page with a System of a Down picture and some comments. Looks like a mobile version, too.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:21 am |
      • angrybabykitty

        I shared it via Mobile. This idiot got mad at me because I told him to stay off social media until he could spell

        August 11, 2012 at 11:24 am |
        • RichardHead

          That's why Truth and I are only on FaceButt......

          August 11, 2012 at 11:30 am |
        • angrybabykitty

          FB has been taken over by children.

          August 11, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • angrybabykitty

        I don't have a laptop, can pages be reported with out having full access?

        August 11, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • MicheleG™

      how crappy and limited. You are WAY OK. If you were in Southern Cal I'd love to meet you!

      Cheers anyway in spite of the fools out there.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      Anyway, in other news, I am going to the department to get fitted for uniforms today. I will probably ride along too. I may be injured, but I can still ride and observe.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • MicheleG™

        You GO, girl! GOOD for you! Stay safe!

        August 11, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  5. Ronald RayGuns

    The VP choice has been made, Let the bobbing and weaving begin,and do the Hokey Pokey and we turn ourselves around. Here, have some jelly beans.

    August 11, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I don't mind this Ryan guy, but Romney just KILLED his chances. No one over 60 is voting for this pair.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  6. angrybabykitty

    @ Jerv- my 3 year old has made me watch your turtle eating a raspberry clip 500 Times since you posted it! Now she wants one...

    August 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  7. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Is it time to go home yet? Is it time to go home yet? Is it time to go home yet? Is it time to go home yet?? Pleeeeeeeze.

    August 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Nope, we have to wait for traffic to really back up before your allowed to leave. Please continue to watch the clock s l o w l y t i c k away.

      August 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

        I'll take my chances, I'm outta here. I know it is beer o'clock somewhere.... Have a good evening all.

        August 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  8. Shirely U. Jest

    Speaking of gay foods, do you like fish sticks?
    Is this a gay food festival? After all its all about the meat. Or just the ad? What about the PETA ads @ the bottom of the page?

    August 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Oh, that's our pal Josh:

      He likes meat.

      August 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • Shirely U. Jest

        He has a great sense of humor.

        August 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  9. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Coming up next on CKLA News Radio, "Crotch Talk" with AleeD and SirB, stay tuned. We will be right back after this message from our sponsors.

    August 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
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      And now, back to our show...

      August 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • RichardHead

      For some reason I'm getting an itchy feeling all of a sudden?

      August 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

        Your ears burning too? They are talking about you on where your food $ go...seems the driver and fuel make up $.86 on the dollar for onions, say it ain't so??

        August 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          It ain't so........let's break it down shall we-–let's say a driving team ( 2 drivers ) pick up a load of onions in Laredo,Tx ( keep in mind that these are grown,picked,packed,stacked and loaded on a trailer in Mexico ),then brought across the border and picked up at a drop yard. The average price for diesel today is $3.90 per gallon. you also have to factor in the cost of keeping the reefer unit at 34 degrees to add humidity and slow the growing process. A NEW truck can average 6.2 to 7.2 miles per gallon on a good day with no head winds and flat level ground. Each driver is allowed to drive for 11 hours per shift while the other sleeps. It is approximately 1998.00 mile from Laredo to Hunts Point, Ny. You must also realize that the onion buyer has already signed a contract quote concerning the cost of the load which is normally the cheapest he can get it. It is then put on a load board for trucking Companies to bid on. It would take a team 2 days of constant driving to get it to NY on time. This is based on 500 + miles per shift. So who makes the money you ask? Not the drivers,but the buyers of the product as they are also paid to have the trailer unloaded in NY, by the trucking Co. Food is a commodity,the fresher the better. Nope, no where close to $.86 on the dollar.

          August 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          Alllrighty then. But are you sure it's not 1998.05 miles from Laredo to Hunts Point?? jk You sure know your stuff mister. *hats off to you*

          August 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          One other factor to consider is........Trucking Companies, like major airlines purchase the diesel fuel for their fleet of trucks on a contract bid at the start of each year. If my math is correct I would say the average price paid per gallon would only be $1.25 or slightly more. Yep, the Buyer can call his price at any time especially with this drought. Get ready for a price hike.

          August 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
        • Truth™@JBJ, RH

          Sounds like my Bro is The Smartest Trucker In The Room...

          August 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          "approximately 1998.00 mile from Laredo to Hunts Point, Ny"

          I'm impressed! Approximately, you say?

          August 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
        • RichardHead@MG

          These are "Book miles " or movers miles used by Trucking companies. It is normally from City line to City Line,even though receiver is located on the other side of the city. Then you have to figure in stopping for fuel and driving around looking for a place to park,detours due to construction,etc. In reality, we don't get paid for about 40 miles per trip.

          August 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          @RH – I understand about the tracking of miles and routs. Eons ago I used to drive school bus (97 passenger Crown diesels, Class B license) and we had similar though lesser requirements. Happy Motoring!

          August 11, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Crotch Talk®

      Mfmm swirl mmmhfmm lap lap lummsmm swirl ....

      ... that' did it. I'm heading home now to take care of ... things. Have a mmfmmh weekend all!

      August 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  10. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫


    August 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  11. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    People Skills

    August 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      Where do you find this stuff??? Lol...I know the obvious answer, but your clips are awesome!

      August 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  12. Mildred

    Hello everyone....

    (yay... more medications...)

    August 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  13. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Greetings crotchety Klatschkins! It's Friday, woot.

    Any fun plans for the weekend? For me, we will be staying home in a cool house and not spending any money for a change. Too many emergency expenses lately have left the month short on the paycheck...

    Anyone been to Newport, RI? I have a biz trip there next month and looking for things to do, see, and eat.

    August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • JainaJade@JBJ

      Going to the eastern shore with the in-laws for some late and early birthday celebrations

      August 10, 2012 at 11:35 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@JJ

        Sounds like fun, and happy birthday early?? What general area? I saw something about crabs earlier, sounds yummy.

        August 10, 2012 at 11:38 am |
        • JainaJade@JBJ

          MiL's was a few weeks ago, when hubby was in CA. BiL is next weekend, mine is early Sept. and hubby is 9days later. Chances are we won't see his sisters again until Thanksgiving so getting it all in this weekend!

          August 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • Mildred

      Running some roleplaying games (Pathfinder) and some baking to send along with friends who are going to GenCon in Indianapolis.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • AleeD®@JBJ's Fun Plans

      A GF canceled our weekend plans, so I'm going to drag hubby to see Batman instead. That should take up most of the weekend. How's everybody doing? I see from the comments that the modbotz have kept their keyboards sharp today. ;)

      I wonder why crotchety isn't being moderated? Crotchety, crotch, crotch.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        You're right on the crotch thang, strange that it is not modbotzed.

        August 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
        • AleeD®@JBJ's Fun Faux Pas

          "... right on the crotch thang" Why yes, yes I am. ~_~

          You load 'em up – I'll take 'em home!

          August 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
      • Sir Biddle

        Your crotch is likely not getting moderated as it must be clean.

        August 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
        • AleeD®@JBJ's & Sir Biddle

          Crotch Talk topics are usually cut short with LOTS of attention or WFO and nobody will go near them.

          Is a clean crotch similar to a clean copper clapper?

          August 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      Good afternoon! I know I'm late to check in. I do have some good news, just have to wait on a phone call to confirm it. Been so nervous all day! And got my daughter an appointment next month in Atlanta to See another specialst.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • Truth™@ABK

        Is that what the phone call is regarding?

        August 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @ Truth- no, this is about a job. Been a housewife for 3 years now. The added income would help so much!

          August 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@abk

          Fingers and toes are crossed! Positive vibes heading your way. :)

          August 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          I should be hearing by 4pm *paces around the room*

          August 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
        • Truth™@ABK

          Well, sending the positivity your way for both matters. Keep us posted.

          August 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          I'm ditto with TRUTH! (((Hugs!)))

          August 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          Thank you! Got the job!!! I will be a cop again! In my state you can work up to one year from hire date before you go to the academy. So, even with wreck injuries I can still do office work. I've been in law enforcement since I was a jailer at 18 and then an officer at age 21. I took a 3 year break for kids, but missed it too much. Now, just got to get my daughter healthy.

          August 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
        • RichardHead@ABK

          Congrats to you also...proud of you young lady.

          August 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @RH- thank you :) I've been so nervous about it! I get to start not this coming Monday but the next!

          August 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          And also thank you to Truth, JBJ and Michele G!

          August 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
        • Truth™@ABK

          MANY congrats! Nice to have some Law Enforcement in the Klatch to keep out the riffraff...

          August 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          Glad I won't get hate here. I was on another site and got called "STAAN" and said people would "hat" me. I didn't know I was Dorothy's ex husband from Golden Girls! Lol :)

          August 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Looks like Tazer Warrior Princess may have lost her job. :))

        August 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          I was known for using the taser the most at my last I am 5'0" and don't take junk (is that a safe word?). I was on their SWAT team too. Hopefully I can move up quickly here. I'm taking EMT classes too. I'll be busy, but love the job!! Can't stand mean and evil people. My last case from 3 years ago goes to trial this month. I have since moved to another state, but plan on testifying anyway, as it was a case of severe child abuse.

          August 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  14. Sir Biddle

    Annnnnnnnnnnd let the random moderation begin. Lovely, just lovely.

    August 10, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Yep. Me, too.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am |
      • Sir Biddle

        Guess we should get back in line and talk about what foods are gay. Because THAT wouldn't offend anyone in the sensitivity cave this place has become.

        August 10, 2012 at 11:25 am |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@SirB

          Isn't that the TRUTH! Some of these stories just scream for controversy, but then we get modbotzed for s.p.i.c.y food words.

          August 10, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  15. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    In honor of the upcoming Ron Burgundy Anchorman sequel due out in 2013:

    August 10, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  16. MicheleG™

    Howdy Friday Ho!

    Wassup on a still too hot Friday?

    (On my bucket list: a tour of the Chesapeake Bay. SOOO, so different than Arizona, you know?)

    August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  17. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew!

    August 10, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  18. Office Space

    August 10, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I was JUST thinking this as soon as I saw the photo. HAHA! WEIRD!

      August 10, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jdizz

        I can't take to my Motha so I talk to my diary!

        Love that movie!

        August 10, 2012 at 10:30 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Top five movie of all time.

          August 10, 2012 at 10:36 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          August 10, 2012 at 10:38 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          August 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
        • Sir Biddle

          August 10, 2012 at 10:46 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          August 10, 2012 at 10:53 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          August 10, 2012 at 10:53 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          August 10, 2012 at 10:55 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Aww. Last one was moderated. Just so happened the link's coding contained a version of the word f**k

          August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  19. Truth™

    Good morning all and Happy Friday from the Mile High City (1-0 in the preseason).

    A less insanely hot 93 expected today, and 80s expected tomorrow, which will be nice.

    How is everyone doing today?

    August 10, 2012 at 9:25 am |

      It's so nice to be able to have a beer after work in a sweatshirt outside at 8 in the morning !!!!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • Truth™@TX4

        I used to do shift work, so i can appreciate. I always found myself a little loopy as it was.

        August 10, 2012 at 10:28 am |

          I Love third shift !!! And getting loopy !!! Lol

          August 10, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  20. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning, klatschkies! It's Friday~

    August 10, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  21. Jerv

    Dear gods, it is so hot in this building that I'm going home. Frack it. Everyone have a great weekend!

    August 10, 2012 at 8:51 am |
  22. JainaJade@All

    wow...someone on the eggplant thread has their gnocci all in a twist....

    August 10, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  23. Mary Shannon

    Wishing everyone a Happy Friday, I am very glad this week (and last) are over (almost).

    August 10, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  24. JainaJade

    Good morning! Raining here in the DMV so holding off on weekend travel plans until tomorrow morning, driving over the bay bridge in the rain is just never a good thing. Anyone have anything exciting going on this weekend?!?!?

    August 10, 2012 at 8:21 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Would that be the Chespeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in VA? I used to live in Hampton/Newport News and loved taking that route whenever I came east.

      August 10, 2012 at 8:27 am |
      • JainaJade@Mary

        Chesapeake yes but the other end of the Bay...we are going to MD's Eastern Shore so we take the RT-50 Bay Bridge. I've only done a part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel when going to VA Beach and I don't think a drug has been invented to get me to go over that thing in full.

        August 10, 2012 at 9:12 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          I understand, its not for the weak of heart, 27 miles (or 23, can't recall) of a series of tunnels and bridges with only one rest stop in the middle.

          August 10, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Sir Biddle@JJ

      Whatca doing on the Eastern Shore?

      August 10, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • JainaJade@SirB

        hubby's family has a second home out there and once a year all of us get together for a week (or weekend) of fun. Normally we go for the full week but because of the honeymoon we are short on PTO so weekend only this year.

        August 10, 2012 at 10:15 am |
        • Sir Biddle@JJ

          NICE. Crabs are doing really well this year if that's your thing. Hammer some for me.

          August 10, 2012 at 10:19 am |
        • JainaJade@SirB

          while the hubby does enjoy a good softshell crab sandwich I keep Kosher so he'll have to crack some for both of us :-)

          August 10, 2012 at 10:28 am |
        • Sir Biddle@JJ

          You're totally missing out but gotta respect your choice. More for me!

          August 10, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  25. The World's Second Worst Itinerant Comedian

    Is a hippopotamus just a really cool opotamus?

    August 10, 2012 at 6:37 am |
  26. Photo Caption®

    Still waiting for Bumstead ...

    August 10, 2012 at 6:34 am |

    Morning :-)))

    August 10, 2012 at 5:02 am |
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