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    The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell

    O'Donnell and his guests are talking about how Trump seems to be "forcing" Congress into impeaching him. I hope Pelosi recognizes the Brer Rabbit briar patch tactic better than all these guys do.
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    Favorite Commercials

    If the 3 kids you mention are baby goats, that trip sounds like fun! But if the kids are human children, I'd stay home with the dogs & hire someone to transport the children.
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    Pet Peeves

    I may be the only person left who doesn't have a cell phone (smart or otherwise), but I do have an honest question: don't these things come with a book of instructions?
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    Quick Vegetarian Meals

    I like the Yves brand vegan bologna. A lot of mainstream supermarkets in N. Calif have stopped carrying it but it seems to be available at Sprouts.
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    Small Talk: We'll Be Right Back

    I don't know and haven't been able to find out by Googling sporadically during the last few hours. I did see a passing reference to a hedgehog ban (why?) and some disparaging remarks about ball pythons (bigots!), but no nice tidy citation to a current statute addressing the issue of whether serpents are welcome in paradise.
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    Small Talk: We'll Be Right Back

    Yes, ferrets are illegal in Calif -- also Hawaii, I think.
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    Small Talk: We'll Be Right Back

    It's illegal to keep sloths as pets where I live (Calif) -- can't imagine why, they don't seem wide awake enough to cause any trouble. I do have a stuffed toy one and she is a calming influence on the pet cats.
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    Small Talk: We'll Be Right Back

    There's a pet supply store in my city that offers to take pictures of your pet with the Easter Bunny and Santa, and people bring in lots of pets besides cats and dogs -- rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, birds, lizards, snakes, etc. An employee told me that cats are the most difficult to work with and bearded dragons are the easiest (always calm, natural smile).
  9. The Calif Highway Patrol website reports collisions using the term "vs." -- e.g., "GRY HON VS BLU TOYT" -- & some announcers on radio & TV just read the item verbatim.
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Red Dust is on TCM right now. Every time I see it, I realize again that it may be the best movie ever made.
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    Pet Peeves

    Straws that bend don't have to be plastic. The original Flex-Straw was paper and worked fine -- I remember its debut to great acclaim when I was a grade school student in the mid/late 1950s.
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    Pet Peeves

    Some cities in the San Francisco Bay area have enacted laws against washing cars where excess water will drain into the storm sewers and pollute the bay with soapy residue. That includes anyplace without pump systems to channel runoff into disposal tanks, such as parking lots at schools and public places where students and groups like Boy and Girl Scouts used to hold these fundraising events. Law enforcement agencies rely on complaints to alert them to violations and there seem to be enough civic minded environmentalists with plenty of spare time to keep a lid on these scofflaws. Meanwhile, neighborhood gangs raising money for funerals to bury their members killed by rivals continue to hold carwashes without challenge because people are afraid to report them.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Or a leopard in 1938, cavorting with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant: "I can't give you anything but love, Baby!"
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    The Pioneer Woman

    I read Charlizecat's review yesterday and wondered how such a notion would ever occur, much less appeal, to anyone. Then today, I saw this product advertised by Grocery Outlet for $1.99 ("while supplies last!"). Bearing in mind that Grocery Outlet is where many a failed experiment goes to die, and given her penchant for "borrowing" recipes without giving credit for them, I'm not really surprised to see the same bad idea from both sources.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Jill Wine-Banks appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's show right after Rachel Maddow's show tonight and said that the 15 questions were what she wanted to ask too.
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