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California Dept. of Forestry, 1960-1994, Fire/rescue/medic

Home Page: http://grandpasmad.wordpress.com/

Diaries published: 8 (621 days since last diary on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 11 (55 days since last comment on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 09:06 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 38

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: I'm Not Forgetting This Time, 7 comments, 12 recommends

People Following Tom Bales: 1

Tom Bales's Most Recent Diaries:

This started as a comment in response to the comments my previous diary elicited from some obviously thin skinned folks who chose to ignore the message and attack the messenger much in the same way ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This started out to be a rant about Syria but so many other things kept dovetailing it seems to have become just another general curmudgeonly dissertation on why I’m not too happy with what the ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 12:07 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Disclaimer: Some people who read this may feel insulted by it. That’s not my intent. I don’t know how many members for the Democratic party fit into the category of Democrat I’m going ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
If Henry Blodget writing for Business Insider is correct, the Republicans are ready to raise taxes on the whole country by allowing the country to go over the fiscal cliff. Good.  And once we’ve ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM PST with 9 Recommends
LONG RANT ALERT! I’m not here to talk about guns today, at least not specifically. Anyone likely to read this already knows that in spite of the hype and blather by the gun manufacturers, guns… ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Hopefully, any agreement that is ultimately reached will be one that excludes Chained CPI but the very fact that it's even being mentioned as a possible concession by the very president I just voted ...
by Tom Bales
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM PST with 8 Recommends

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