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Astrid Eliza, the newest member of our family. Cutest puppy ever.
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Sooo cute!💗
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Xmas eve dinner: a standing rob roast. Used Savory Spice Shop's flatirons prime rib spice rub. Cooked at 300 until internal temp reached 95. Then opened up the vents until internal temp reached130 degrees.
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And, we've got another Dine and Donate coming up. This one is at the end of January: Wednesday Jan 27 at the Chevy's restaurant in Railroad Square in Santa Rosa. The time (7:00pm - 9:00pm) is a little inconvenient, but I wanted to give our Neptune swimmers a chance to come by and hang out with their other swim team teammates.

So, spread the word everybody. Let anybody that might be interested in supporting the swim team know.

Looking forward to seeing everybody there.
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Yes, it does.
The two biggest problems are that 1) Chevy's does NOT include your liquor bill in the calculation of the donation.
(So if you spend $200 on food and $200 on liquor, you only get the 20% on the $200 food bill, NOT the $400 total bill.) and 2) they want a specific time for the event. So, you can't just give out the flyer and have people go in any time on the specified day and get the benefit.
Chevy's is harder to work with than Mary's
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In related news, noted billionaire hair piece calls Malala Yousafzai a loser who should be roughed up maybe.
She says his statements about Muslims could inspire more terror attacks.
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My faith in American sensibility has taken a serious hit since ol' hairpiece has entered this race. 
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Tim Gunn learning to fence. How awesome is that? Too bad he didn't go epee. :-)
#fencing rocks!
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My favorite quote from this story: "From the media area, reporters strained to see what was happening. CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond managed to make a video of the incident before Trump staff forced him back into the media pen. As the video circulated on social media that night, some of Trump’s supporters took to Twitter to call the protesters “thugs,” “Dem plants” and a variety of obscene names. Several wrote that the protesters opened themselves up to the possibility of violence by attending the rally."

Yes, that's right. A black man protesting at a Trump rally should expect to be battered. What was he thinking? Did he expect polite/civilized treatment from that band of quasi humans?

The horrifying thing about Trump is that there seems to be no depth to which he can reach that will turn his supporters off. No lie too bold and obviously false. No promised policy too fascist. Nothing. Lincoln is no doubt turning in his grave.
After a rowdy Alabama rally, the GOP front-runner refuses to retreat from his latest incendiary remarks.
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I'd love to ignore him, Erik. But he keeps upping the ante for sheer pig headed awfulness. And yes, I recognize that in my own sad pathetic little way I'm feeding the beast by not just reading the article, but posting a link to it.
Maybe I should just  do a +Michael Gainer and cover my ears while singing, "La la la, I can't hear you." But, I know people that actually say, "Well, I'm not sure about Trump, but he makes some pretty good points." I feel that I need to be aware of the horror and point it out lest he end up being elected.
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Too bad there's no way to draft the Feguson, MO police department to deal with the Malheur occupation.
 
Pretty much right: if you let people get away with pointing guns at federal agents, they'll learn the lesson that they can get what they want through threats of violence. 
If authorities keep letting anti-government protesters get away with breaking the law, they'll keep doing it.
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What I find especially interesting about this is the finding that being presented with evidence of misinformation makes the misinformed hold to their beliefs even more strongly. I suppose that this is playing off the mental glitch that makes people believe in conspiracy theories. The two effects seem related.

Donald Trump has a consistently loose relationship with the truth. So much so, in fact, that the fact-checking website PolitiFact rolled his numerous misstatements into one big “lie of the year.” B…
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I think Trump's supporters, i.e. racists, homophobic, paranoid, unstable, fearful, and those folks living in denial, were psychological manipulated for decades by our corporate media elites. Then by 2011 they [racists, homophobic...] were known as Birthers, but here's the best part, Trump seized the birther movement while the Good Ole Boys were cheering him on. Today, thanks to the Birthers, Trump is the face of the Republican Party to the chagrin of the Good Ole Boys. I can't make this shit up! 
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I like to think of the skulls of all those pinheads who support the donald (because he'd stand up to Putin and other foreign threats) exploding when they hear that Putin expresses admiration for the donald.
At his annual news conference, the Russian leader touched on Ukraine, Turkey and Syria.
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I think this is actually brilliant.
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We were watching Star Wars III last night and I was thinking this very thing.
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Dane, this is the paper the Ms. Vazquez and her collaborators published. It describes the research that she was describing in her colloquium talk.
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Randall Munroe does it again.
#XKCD   #PolioEradication  
Bill Gates shares a comic strip celebrating progress on polio by Randall Munroe.
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ooo nano-bots
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Fabulous used bookstore in downtown Santa Rosa. Wonderful way to spend a few hours on a weekend afternoon.
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This is probably my favorite mexican restaurant. I just love the Mule Poblano. The Margaritas are fabulous. The service is friendly and welcoming. The chips and salsa just keep on coming. My better half loves pretty much every shrimp dish on the menu. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.
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Finally got around to trying this place. The Chicken Vindaloo is really delicious. The lamb is perhaps slightly less wonderful, but still really good. They've taken to declaring themselves a brew pub, I guess trying to cash in on the micro-brew trend. It's maybe a little off putting to see a "Yeti IPA Ale" on the beer list since that basically means "Yeti India Pale Ale Ale". I take it to mean that they don't know what they're saying. The beer was fine with decent bitterness, but some odd off flavors. I will definitely go back and will almost certainly have the IPA Ale again, but that's mostly because I like that Vindaloo so much and as long as I'm there, I'd just as soon encourage the craft beer maker.
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I really like 1) the fact that they serve beer with breakfast if you ask for it. (Beer has always been for breakfast.), 2) the french toast, and 3) the cinnamon pull aparts.
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My son has been attending Ellington Hall's Friday Night swing dancing for a month or two now. We drop him off and then find a nice brew pub to spend a few hours while he has fun dancing. I'm informed that some times the crowd is really great and the energy really high, though not always. Ten dollars to get a dance lesson and then spend a few hours having fun on the dance floor is a great deal
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Only been to the hole in the wall once because I'm not often in Sebastopol at breakfast time. But, the one time I was there was really really good. I had the dutch apple pancake and it was fabulous. Fluffy and light and full of apple and cinnamon goodness. It was just wonderful. Only downside is that it seemed to take a while to be seated and something of a long time for the food to come. On the brighter side, they warned me ahead of time that the dutch apple pancake would take a long time, so I pre-ordered it and it came within a reasonable time of my party being seated. If I ever go back, I really should try something besides the dutch apple pancake, but I probably won't.
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Really like this place. Very friendly staff. Love their Godfather sandwich. It's truly a "Sandwich you can't refuse." BBQ Tri-tip with BBQ sauce, american cheese, onion, pepperoncini. Just delicious. I love walking in to the place when they have the BBQ running out front. Walking in through the smell of wood smoke from the BBQ really spurs on the appetite. They have a decent selection of beers in 22 oz bottles, and an interesting assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. It's not Traverso's, but then what is?
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