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@The Old Man posted:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Good news Mitch McConnell will certainly follow his own actions and not entertain the idea of stuffing the court. As he said, the American public must be given a chance to speak.

So you believe Mitch?  I believe he will go back on his word.  RBG was one of a kind.  No replacement for her intellect can be found, or for the passion of justice for all.  Will miss her

@The Old Man posted:

I guess I've been too deadpan. I knew he would do this even before she died. He has already said, in his sympathy statement of all places, that he's going forward. I can only hope, that the country reacts to this outrage by finishing off the former Republican Party for good.

The former chairman of the WA state Republican Party, who these days would be viewed as a moderate, and is a "never Trumper", recently said that the only way now to save the GOP is to burn it to the ground, and start over.  Interesting point of view from that side of the aisle, I thought. 

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@azwiese posted:

Damn.  Just saw that.  These guys were a bit before my formative years, and I don't tend to listen to a lot of music before my teenage years, but I'd be hard pressed to find a guitar riff intro that I like more than "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"

You don't listen to a lot of music before your teenage years? That's a helluva lot of excellent music you are not listening to.

RIP EVH. I was never a big fan of them, mostly because the singer was a tool, but Eddie could definitely play the guitar with a style and sound of his own. My 15 year old self thought his ex-wife was hot too.

@steve8 posted:

You don't listen to a lot of music before your teenage years? That's a helluva lot of excellent music you are not listening to.

That's what I've been told.  Just as an example, I walked into my favorite deli in college and the guy had the A.M. radio on the speakers.  "Under My Thumb" was playing, and I looked to a buddy with a quizzical look and asked,"why are the Rolling Stones covering a Social Distortion song?" Oops.  

@steve8 posted:

You don't listen to a lot of music before your teenage years? That's a helluva lot of excellent music you are not listening to.

RIP EVH. I was never a big fan of them, mostly because the singer was a tool, but Eddie could definitely play the guitar with a style and sound of his own. My 15 year old self thought his ex-wife was hot too.

Which singer? 

They were my first concert - 1980 I believe. 13-year old me was looking forward to a possible glimpse of Valerie Bertinelli (didn’t happen) as much as the show.

@steve8 posted:

You don't listen to a lot of music before your teenage years? That's a helluva lot of excellent music you are not listening to.

RIP EVH. I was never a big fan of them, mostly because the singer was a tool, but Eddie could definitely play the guitar with a style and sound of his own. My 15 year old self thought his ex-wife was hot too.

I was always jealous of him 'cause he was married to my girlfriend Valerie.

I'm nine years older than you. Still ski 30-40 days a year. Hoping to go to Lake Louise again in Feb; will your government let us in?

It was your posts about skiing that made me think you were younger.

I'm supposed to go skiing at Taos in February. While we're still doing better than you guys wrt Covid the second wave has started and the number of cases is rising, to even higher numbers than April in some parts of the country (i.e. Alberta). At this point I wouldn't bet on the border being re-opened by February so we might both be out of luck. I'm not even sure ski resorts will be allowed to operate here unless things settle down before winter arrives. Or operate with lift restrictions so onerous the lines will be ridiculously long?

I've been skiing for almost 50 years, so yes - I'm that old. Taos and Jackson Hole are the steepest I've skied. Hope you get to go. The two companies that control some of the best/ largest ski areas (Vail/ Epic and Alterra/ IKON) have both said they will limit the amount of skiers by eliminating ticket window sales and going to an on-line reservation system. Pass holders will have priority. I'm keeping my figures crossed for the upcoming season, but I too don't have much hope in getting to Lake Louise.

@steve8 posted:

It was your posts about skiing that made me think you were younger.

I'm supposed to go skiing at Taos in February. While we're still doing better than you guys wrt Covid the second wave has started and the number of cases is rising, to even higher numbers than April in some parts of the country (i.e. Alberta). At this point I wouldn't bet on the border being re-opened by February so we might both be out of luck. I'm not even sure ski resorts will be allowed to operate here unless things settle down before winter arrives. Or operate with lift restrictions so onerous the lines will be ridiculously long?

Steve, I hope you and J are well.

Be careful on spending any non-refundable money. D and I just got back a couple of days ago from Colorado and New Mexico. New Mexico is taking the virus seriously and still has a 14 day quarantine in effect for 37 states ( Texas included) and other countries.

Things within the state are also still shutdown in many ways, and I would expect things to worsen over winter. As you may know, NM doesn’t listen to the orange fool and his total BS.

The first six restaurants we wanted to dine at were closed. Outdoor seating was our savior but their season will soon be ending also, obviously. If you have specific questions, just email me.

Take care!

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