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I thought you might like to see my fair cake this year. This is the 6th. year in a row I've won.

This is my Troll Village cake, taken from Debbie Brown. I don't know why, but the figures got a little droopy sitting in the heat of the fairgrounds for 6 days. So there's one before and after the 'melting'.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Sep 25, 2016, 10:00 PM (27 replies)

What the hell is wrong with this country? We have taught

our population that a gun is the solution to every one of life's problems. We are so afraid, so full of self importance, so lacking in logical thinking, that picking up a gun is the only thing to do. Unfortunately, our love of violence is spreading.
Think this says it best, "Those who live by the sword, dies by the sword." I'm almost 68 and have never had a need to even consider owning a gun. And I've had a couple of dozen really frightening things happen.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Jan 25, 2016, 09:57 AM (0 replies)

Thought you'd like to see my champion 'Asparagus Cake'.

This was my fair entry this year. I adapted sweetpolitica's asparagus cake by making my ribbon from fondant.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Sep 7, 2015, 11:14 AM (14 replies)

A roaming dog just killed my cat, Dubya. Dubs was asleep on my back porch.

He never had a chance. The dog just bit him through the throat and killed him instantly.

Dubya showed up at my house over 10 years ago as a starving homeless beggar. He was eating styrofoam meat trays I had put into a dog food bag on my back porch. I called Animal Services who came and chased him around with a net. Finally, I told them to go and I'd take care of him. He stayed and became my own 'grumpy cat'. I rarely was able to touch him. His home became an extra large dog kennel sitting on my porch. I spent $6000 to enclose it and put out a heat lamp during winter to keep him warm. He ate 3 meals a day and never went 50 feet from that porch. I could hardly get him to take to the vet and probably only got to pet him a couple of dozen times over the years. But I loved him and will miss him.

What a shame somebody let their dog run free.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Jul 8, 2015, 03:18 PM (18 replies)

Here's a quote from 1850 about what's happening today....

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frederic Bastiat - 1850

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 12:37 PM (9 replies)

This one used to dance with me on his hind legs. Died suddenly in 2004

from hemangiosarcoma at the age of 8.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:34 PM (1 replies)

Then and Now photographs of my house.....

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:26 AM (36 replies)

Want to see what my house looked like about 130 years ago?

This was it in 2012, when we were repainting.

I've got to get a picture of it from the same angle and upload to photobucket!
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:56 AM (34 replies)

My letter to Tom, aka Traitor, Cotton.

Dear Senator Cotton,

You have once again proven you are utterly unsuited to be in the US Senate. Your lack of knowledge of protocol and conduct has now been exposed to the rest of the world. You are an embarrassment to Arkansas. I really hope you get a ton of contributions from your Koch friends in the defense industry for attempting to provoke another useless, budget-busting war in the Middle East.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Mar 11, 2015, 10:10 AM (18 replies)

Just Look at What We've Done - 30,000th. post

I really don't think I can stand it anymore. My mind is filled with visions of the death, misery, and destruction my country has inflicted on the Middle East. I say Middle East because the results of our 'Project for the New American Century' have expanded beyond the borders of Iraq.

I came to DU after reading something Will Pitt had posted way back in late 2002. I was seeking anybody that agreed with me that invasion was the worst possible thing we could do. I found them on DU. I picketed, I protested, I marched on Washington, crying out, "Not in My Name". But it was futile.

I still have some travel books from the late 1990's that tell of the ancient wonders one might visit in Iraq and Syria. I wonder how many remain. There are pictures of a modern day Iraq under Saddam before the first Gulf War and the devastating sanctions that killed Iraq's economy and took the lives of a million people, mostly women and children. At that time, Iraqi women were able to vote, hold political office, own property, obtain an education, and those rights were a part of the Iraq's 1970 constitution! People had universal health care and educational opportunities. They lived in a secular state, side by side with various religious sects.

But G.W. Bush and the evil being, Cheney, could not be denied. And what is the result of a decade of 'war' and occupation? First there were the IEDs and suicide bombers that killed people trying to go about their lives ruined by unemployment, the disbanding of Iraq's army, the lack of electricity and clean water. Pensions were gone, as were government subsidies. Then more and more violence between the Sunnis and Shias. No body capable of ending it. Now these poor people live among the rubble of bombed buildings and cruel religious laws as ISIS or ISIL continues to grow. Thanks to the USA who created them and armed them.

There are 2 million widows and 5 million orphans created by this seemingly endless war. Women have lost most of their rights and are victims of men.

I think about the young Syrian boy I met in Alexandria, Egypt two years ago. His beaming smile and joy at finding an American to talk to. His parents had sent him to Egypt to avoid him being taken into the Syrian army. I wonder if his parents are still alive and I wonder if he isn't a part of ISIS now. The USA did this. We treated people in the Middle East as if they were animals. We starved their children and droned them and bombed them. And many Americans are amazed at how fast ISIS has grown.

I want to run, I want to flee this country. I want to stand on a hill and scream, "Please forgive me". I don't think I can stand much more.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 02:38 PM (1 replies)
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