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Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:37 pm
by Nimble
They pay in close to 20 Billion in state, federal, sales, income taxes and social Security. True the cost is about 26 Billion or in other words a few Billion more per year. However, that is the cost of one week in the Bush wars. Get your whinings prioritized.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 10:13 pm
by Old Scout
'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'
Reagan hit the nail on the head with that comment !

Apparently they also believe that laws are meant to be broken.

I think I am going to ignore this topic and not waste my time discussing something that nimble apparently doesn't understand. I have the feeling that most of his statistics are made up on the spot. :roll:

Besides arguing with fools just brings you down to their level and then they can beat you with experience ! :lol:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:57 am
by Kerry Tobin
Let's see, the war in Afghanistan was escalated by Obama and Mr. I'll Get Us Out Of Iraq hasn't done a thing to modify the exit timeline created by the Bush Administration.

After this long in office they are just as much Obama's wars. Let's call them what they are, the US Wars.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:22 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Local issue here: How are the water levels on Spirit & Nokomis?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:30 pm
by Old Scout
The spirit is holding up well and is almost full. Nokomis is down somewhere around 8 ft. the last I heard.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:53 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Down 8 feet? At this rate, Nokomis will be back to the original river channel before the dam was built by July.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:38 pm
by tooten
If you still stay at Zipp Inn fish Lake Alice, it's never down.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:11 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
That's our intention. Was just curious about Nokomis since we stayed there at Moonlight Bay Resort for the first 3 or 4 summers we visited the area. Our son caught his first fish there. A smallmouth about 6 " long. Great blackberry picking too.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:39 am
by tooten
Sad to say but, No rain, No Water in most of the flowages, and absolutly No Blackberries.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:41 pm
by Papahoik
Terry, you can’t be serious!...How would anyone get out of this debacle cleanly? Obviously the President has taken responsibility of the ‘Wars”, but if it was so easy, to exit wouldn’t Bush have done it to, at very least improve his despicable record before leaving office?....Instead he dumped the burning bag of excrement on someone else’s lap, and left town, with no plan of any kind in place.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:03 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Subject: FW: Fw: Tick removal

I received this e-mail as a forward from a friend. It sounds like a "keeper", IF it works.

Tick removal

A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!

I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently, and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.
Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
You mentioned in your last fishing report that health issues were forcing you to take a break. Here's hoping that it will be a quick recovery to what ails you and that you can get back on the water, either as a guide or just for personal time!


Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:18 am
by Old Scout
I think this covers just about everything ! :)


I Am the Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare

I am an American.

I believe in God.

I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and believe in American products.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, you should do it in English.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.

I've never owned a slave, or was a slave. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!

I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

This is AMERICA! ...We like it the way it is!

If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you. (And take Barak Obama with you.) .

Let's really clean house starting with the White House. The seat of our biggest problems.

I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution.

Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my driver's license.

I think it's good.... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money..

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.......Get a Job and do your part!

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents..

I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.

I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

We want our country back!



Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:08 pm
by Jeff Boettcher

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:07 am
by Deb Richardson
Interesting mosquito facts thanks to National Geographic.

Did you know...

* You are more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you eat bananas.
* Mosquitoes' biting activity increases when there is a full moon.
* Many mosquitoes target people in dark clothing.
* Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide.
* Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.
* Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.
* Mosquitoes have been around for 100 million years.
* There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.
* A mosquito develops from egg to adulthood in 4 to 7 days.
* Worldwide, mosquito-borne diseases kill more people than any other single factor.
* Mosquitoes transmit heart worms to cats and dogs.
* Only female mosquitoes make that annoying buzzing sound.
* A female mosquito has a lifespan of 3 to 100 days and can lay 100 to 300 eggs at a time.

SOURCE: National Geographic and

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:43 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
What if I skip the bananas & drink more beer???

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:18 am
by KEN
Only female mosquitoes make that annoying buzzing sound.

So, then Deb , .....Females are more annoying! :?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:43 am
by Deb Richardson
~shakes head wearily~ Ken, try to be helpful.....

Jeff, beer...banana, beer...banana....hmmmmm beer!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:11 pm
by KEN
"~shakes head wearily~"
I find it very annoying when women shake their head wearily. LOL :lol:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:13 am
by Deb Richardson
~rolls eyes, shakes head wearily~

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:25 pm
by Jeff Boettcher

How goes it Catfish???

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:49 am
by KEN
ODDS BODKINS ! Deb, ... Not the double annoying whammy! :shock:

The Annoying Eye Roll AND the Head Shake!! :?

Add a sarcastic "Whatever" at the end , and you have my wife! :wink:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:11 pm
by Deb Richardson
~annoying eye roll, weary head shake~ WHATEVER! ;-)

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:07 am
by KEN
ODDS BODKINS!! DEB, now I`m having women annoy me not only in person, but in cyber space! :lol:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:41 pm
by Catfish
Thanks for asking Jeff. I'm doing pretty well and the liver is hanging in there without indication of rejection. I am so lucky to have received that liver and my second chance. Praise God and I thank Him daily for it. Here is my chance once again to encourage people to be organ donors. Last I read that there is, at any given time, 20,000 people on waiting lists all over the country waiting for a liver. It further reads that there are typically only close to 2,000 livers per year available. That is just wrong. Those stats are only for the liver but an average organ donor donates liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, eyes, skin and a few others. Just think how many people can be helped to live and see their grandchildren grow up with a donors generosity. And once again, the donor's family does not incur any expense for the donation. The recipient's insurance or Medicare/Medicaide shoulders that burden.
So because of my donor's generosity I am able to go out and slay those bluegills and perch-my favorites. Just a minute I think I' getting a bite.