Archive | June 5, 2013

My $5 Set Of 1960s Louis Marx U.S. Presidents, Now Wall Mounted On A 3-Tier Riser I Fabricated.

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These were the figures I bought, all jumbled up and thrown together, in a plastic bag, at the Meredith Community Yard Sale last month.

I wanted to display them, so I built this 3-tier riser. Yes, contrary to the widespread belief that all I can do is write, I can, if I put my mind to it, make most any kind of shelving — having 4 decades of hands on experience putting up probably a 1/4 mile worth of shelving.

It appears that I do have Grover!

Those of you who know your presidents, better than obviously does the 12-year old Devanee, probably have already worked it out.

Grover is unique and even President Obama, as I wrote about in 2009, slipped up on that one. Yes, like the notorious 3-term Benedict IX (#146, #148 & #151) Grover served 2 non-consecutive terms (#22 & #24). Though she should have spotted that, that is where Devanee slipped up. She didn’t find the 2nd Grover!

But, the 1st Grover is there, standing proud, in a nice gray long-coat suit. So, I am happy. Joys of yard sales.

So What Is The Story Here With The 10-4 Vote For Belknap County Medicare Rehab?

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I saw and quickly skimmed through the story in yesterday’s ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. Kind of made sense to me. I didn’t stop to tally the votes.

Then I saw the ‘Repeat 4th Grade‘ letter this morning. Kind of cracked me up and also got me thinking whether that would be 4th Grade with or without the ‘Common Core Curriculum‘.

I have no axe to grind on this. I do actually see both sides to the ongoing County budget war. Yes, I do NOT want the County portion of my Property Tax bill to go up ‘9%’ (or whatever). That is a given. My tax bill is high enough already — thanks. So, I am totally behind any and all efforts to keep the tax increase of my bill under control.

But, I also understand that the County has obligations that we have to pay for, whether we like it or not, because that is how things work. As ever I would like some meaningful COMPROMISE. So that is where I stand.

This Medicare reimbursement ‘issue’, at least at first sight, and as reported in the paper, seems innocuous to me — and today’s letter appears to echo that.

Plus I just, as is my wont, did some sums. There were 14 State Reps present for the vote — with 4 AWOL. Of that, reading between the lines, 9 were Republicans, 5 were Democrats.

So in the 10-4 vote, 5 Republicans joined the Democrats to make the 10 votes. So, 5 Republicans voted FOR, and 4 Republicans voted against. I find that very odd. That is my concern.

Why did the 4 that vote against, do so? What did they fear that the the other Republicans present, did not.

I am curios.

Cute, Ultra-Modernistic, ‘Orbital’ Watches From Hammacher Schlemmer

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As I have said before, I am not sure why Hammacher Schlemmer perseveres in sending me their printed catalog and frequent e-mails. I am way off their target demographics. The above two watches were in an e-mail that I got this morning.

There are nice, but not my style — at least these days. Yes, I have been known to wear digital watches and even had one that displayed a full month calendar, but I am into ‘classic’ watches, in my old age, and the watch I wear most often is 25 years old.

I like Skeleton watches and have a couple of cheap, and by that I mean less than $5, Chinese imitations. They are not very good but look half-way decent.

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