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by zooecium

Wait for it.....

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Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 03:41 PM PST

Froggers & Tinkers

by zooecium

Have I got a yarn for you! No it's not a wool, alpaca, or even a llama-ma yarn (that's a joke son, a joke).

Don't bust my chops you knitpickers. this is a yarn about UN-ravelry

My partner had some issues with her Lizard Ridge Blanket. After making all the parts, the finished project just wasn't coming together the way she wanted it to. Bring on the frogging and tinking that comes along when the yarn from an old project lights the way to the next project. Having tinked/frogged her way through multiple skeins of yarn she was left with the unhappy knotty problem of taking the kinks out. Knitting with kinky yarn is, well - dare I say, not very kinky, it's just plain a pain in the sheep shank. I can't knit worth a spit splice but I can be such a knit wit given the opportunity -note to UK/NZ/Falkland readers it's a knot-knot what you first thought.

Having been of some assistance in past projects with, among other things, straightening tinked/frogged yarn, I was asked to come up with a solution to every F/T's nightmare.

Infomercial time: How much would you expect to be charged for this product/information? $20, .... $50, .... $100, ....

How much time and frustrating effort have you spent straightening your yarn in the rope twist method, steaming, combing, or any of the other time consuming, yarn tangling. For this kind of knotty yarn you might as well have left it to your cat.

CUTE (innocent looking) CAT PICTURE HERE

I said CUTE!

What would you pay to avoid these tangly frustrations: $29.99, $49.99, $99,99?

Here, we at Volcano Villarrica, which recently popped its top, have the solution to all your problems ... Ahhhh, maybe knot ... for the low low low (does all this lowing sound at all cow like yet?) be-low the fold price.


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By David Catanese June 24, 2014 | 2:40 p.m. EDT (for USNews & World Report)
"Asked how Clinton would fare in Arkansas if she pursued the presidency in 2016, 2nd Congressional District chairman Johnny Rhoda told U.S. News, "She'd probably get shot at the state line."

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Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:05 PM PDT

Black Instead of White

by zooecium

Guns vs Science

Man vs Woman

Death vs Life

Play vs Experiment

liberty vs Incarceration

Are these choices clear to you?
Are your choices obvious?
Do you know the answer without a moments hesitation?
Is everything black and white for you?

If you haven't made up your mind just yet, if you're not sure, if you think maybe there's a catch, or possibly you don't have enough information, then take a moment to step into the twilight zone -that small space between pride and prejudiced - you know the one, it's right there, ... below the fold.

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Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:54 AM PDT

Kiera Wilmot

by zooecium

You may have read about Kiera Wilmot in a diary written by terrypindar, In Florida, High Schooler Doing Science While Black =Felony, Steven D, Kiera Wilmot,Science Nerd & the Florida Laws That Could Send Her to Prison for 15 Years, or Jesse Lava, Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?.

If you have there is a petition on, State Attorney Jerry Hill: Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot, that it might interest you to sign.

If you haven't you should research for yourself this case of injustice, then take the time to sign the petition, and, literally, save a young woman's future.

If I missed an appropriate tag please add it..... thank you.


Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT


by zooecium

Good Day. The slave name I have been given is Geoffrey. Yesterday you might have come upon a post written by my ultraconservative exploiter ...


At great risk to my well being I have bellied into the hidden places of the internet supersubway (five dollar footlongs) in order to co-opt the identification of the user 'zooecium' in order to point out the absurdity of the charges laid against me, and offer my rebuttal.

Please follow below the mousemaze to consider my arguments.


Your vote for who is the 'Real' republican

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Can be found here

Offered without comment


"Country First 2013 Issues Survey"

I received an email from Sen. John McCain asking for donations, of course, but also asking that I take the time to fill out a survey.

I'm not really good on methodology, I think all I know I picked up here and ... well here, so I can not say with any surety that the questions as they are used in the survey suck - and yet I will.

The questions are below the fold. I strongly urge you to take the time to fill out the survey because Sen McCain says:

"I am not in Washington for myself - I am here to serve the great people of Arizona and our nation."
(emphasis mine)
As we, for the most part, tend to be a part of the nation that he serves we should represent ourselves in his survey so that he can get a more accurate, maybe closer to 'fair and balanced' survey results than he might if we did not participate.

As Richard Dawson said "Survey says" ... below the fold.

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To Whom It May Concern,

I would like to present you with a cause that fits a number of the issues that are important to CREDO as well as to a great many of us: gay marriage/rights, DOMA, immigration/deportation, social injustice, to name a few.

S.F. gay married couple loses immigration battle

Based on the recent choice of the current administration to stop actively prosecuting DOMA, and given that republican popularity is at an all-time low due  to the debt ceiling fight, a little pressure (like a petition) in the right hands might go a long way to helping this couple, Anthony John Makk and Bradford Wells, get some compassion and some justice. Nancy Pelosi, who has already taken up their cause, might be an excellent choice as the person to approach with this petition.

I would sign a petition for these folks and I think there are a lot of other people that would like the opportunity to do something for them as well.

Thank you
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 03:44 PM PDT

Don't Worry, Be Happy

by zooecium

Needed some lighter side today.

The daughter of my heart blogged today from Chile and her 5th grade class enjoys this song enough to be able to sing along - at least, as she says, during the chorus.

I loved the Marx Brothers references and seeing a young Robin Williams (I didn't remember that he had done this!). I thought, while watching, this could have been written last week. My partner pointed out that the previous administration had tried to use this and that Bobby had refused to play it since that time. Maybe Bobby wouldn't mind if we reclaimed it for the moment at this time.

I think we could use a smile - so while I remain worried, I'll do so with a bit of smile and give thanks to Bobby, Robbin, and Bill for putting it there.


My partner, whom I do and will love always and forever, might be considered a masochist. While watching or reading Murdoch media to get a peek inside the republican peanut shell can occasionally be intriguing or even amusing - trolling into the world of the freeper seems like ... well... masochism. My partner is drawn to Free Republic like a moth is drawn to a flame: incessant visits to that site even though the result is always dismay or fear. It kind of falls into the same realm as watching the television drama 'Criminal Minds' only without the resolution at the end.

Criminal Minds takes the extreme edge of sick-minded people, profiles them, and then captures or kills them. I hate the first part, sick-minded people, and love the rest. The problem with the freepers, as I see it, is that they qualify for the first part of the TV show but no one is profiling, capturing, or rendering them helpless by the end of the trolling episode. Visiting the freeper site tends to leave my partner with sweaty palms and the question, "Is it just me or does this terrify you too?" (partner won't even watch Criminal Minds)

Help me and my partner out please.

Below the fold is the article from the freepathon (they are trying to raise money for their site - voluntary taxation? - ). Please let me know how you would answer my partner's question and take the chance to respond to the freeper post here because you certainly wouldn't be allowed to respond there -not a very inclusive site.



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