Saturday morning market.

Haven’t done one of these in a while. Beautiful, beautiful mushrooms.

Posted at 10:05 am in Detroit life |

43 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. Jeff Gill said on December 3, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Now I want to cook something…

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  2. alex said on December 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Recently had two occasions for browning ‘shrooms in butter and I’d forgotten just how good they are that way.

    Today snarfed on a charcuterie board at the wine bar in Auburn and it was divine. Too bad the place is closing December 23. I’d have patronized it often if I’d been able to convince my vokda-drinking hubby to try wine. He actually found one he liked and he enjoyed the food as well. Not that we’d have kept it in business. The owner is studying to be a sommelier in NYC and part of her coursework includes operating an establishment such as this one and Auburn, Indiana, was an inexpensive yet tony enough place in which to do it. I’d say she’s passing with flying colors and I wish her well. And I’ll be back for more before she shuts the door.

    An otherwise productive day. I almost threw away two otherwise nice winter coats because the zippers went bad. A tailor fixed them both in just a few minutes for hardly any money. Then I took a print to be framed and matted and got a fair price on that. Then I exchanged my empty olive oil bottles for some new ones at the local olive oil boutique store, including one that’s butter-infused.

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  3. Deborah said on December 3, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    We had another urban hibernation day, at least I did. I managed to get out of my jammies long enough to do laundry*. My husband picked up a rental car this afternoon so we can drive down to St. Louis tomorrow for business. He walked to the rental place and drove back so at least he got out a bit to do that.

    *We read a piece in the NYT about laundry this past week so we’re trying to change our ways by doing it less often because of water and electricity usage, washing in cold water only and drying on medium to save clothes from degrading. We already put a lot of our clothing on drying racks in our unit instead of using a dryer. I’m not crazy about the racks in our dining area where they dry better but it’s either that or shrinking and fading in the dryers in the laundry room.

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  4. del said on December 3, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Hmmm. I made my purchase at that vendor stand at about 9:30 a.m. I wanted to try something exotic. They all looked great. I listened to the flavor descriptions, “woodsy, nutty,” but as I was trying to replicate an old family recipe for my father — buckwheat mushroom cabbage rolls — I stuck with cremini.

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  5. Mark P said on December 4, 2022 at 12:57 am

    My wife likes mushrooms, but I believe a fungus should be treated to prevent spreading.

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  6. Dexter Friend said on December 4, 2022 at 2:42 am

    I am 180 away from being a food snob, but by kreist, my olive oil is Spanish, first press, cold press. Accepting no substitute. And at any store where is sold ‘pure’ olive oil should be banned from selling any olive oil.

    Cold chill thrills as the Wolverines ran around Lucas Oil Stadium partying as they won the B1G (Ten) football championship. Damn they are good. On to the playoffs, Go Blue!

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  7. Joe Kobiela said on December 4, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Good for your blue Dexter although I was kinda hoping for a upset cause I like Purdue, a bunch of castoffs and walk on’s, the quarterback was 6 string and the running back is still not on scholarship.
    Figure Georgia will play Ohio state and Michigan will get Alabama, could be all Sec final or Michigan vs Ohio State #2.
    Pilot Joe

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  8. Dexter Friend said on December 5, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Alabama ended up #6. Blue gets TCU.
    So I finally caved, at the urging of a DJ on the U2 channel, to start watching the Sicilian ‘White Lotus’. The first season left me feeling I had wasted my time. And so, I have S2 E1 done. It’s OK.

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  9. susan said on December 5, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Wow. Have any of you been listening to this project? Or did you know about it? Holy moly. I just about binged-listened this weekend, it is so riveting and so-o-o-ooo well-done. I couldn’t “put it down.” Alas, there are only eight episodes. Be sure and check out the deeper dives/archives for each episode, too. They add good visual contexts and understanding. I/we sure never learned about any of this stuff and I was a history major. That was no doubt purposeful on some level. And look where we are now.

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  10. Jeff Borden said on December 5, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Anybody read about the power outage affecting 40,000 people in Moore County, N.C.? A sniper took out three substations with rifle fire and it will be at least Thursday before power is restored to everyone. The county sheriff is describing it as a purposeful attack intended to sabotage electrical power. Ah, but who might be the perpetrators?

    Apparently, a bunch of insecure christofascists were freaked out by a drag show –limited to those 18 years old and above– and decided to do something about it, though the head looney tune says she is innocent but that “god works in mysterious ways.” The woman, a former Army captain who was kicked out of the service for participating in the January 6 insurrection, says god will not be mocked and, by golly, if those weirdos are gonna dress up like ladies, well, you have to expect some godly interference.

    This fucking country. . .

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  11. Julie Robinson said on December 5, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    You betcha we discussed it. Our daughter’s church is hosting a play written from the perspective of a queer woman’s church experiences. The leadership is 100% in support, the woman herself is having doubts. It was part of the local Fringe festival in 2019 but it feels like things have amped up even since then.

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  12. Jeff Gill said on December 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I’m hoping the “gift” link works here; I found this a very accurate while sensitive article. Such as ““I’m sorry” is the most common response when people hear that a parent has died, and some variation on “Thank you, it’s really sad” is a frequent reply. But “sad” does not begin to cover the complexity of what many adult children feel when parents die.”

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  13. David C said on December 5, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    It worked just fine Jeff. All of my grandparents outlived their will to live. They spent the last years of their lives telling us they wished they were dead. When they passed away we felt mostly relief. I too occasionally dream about them. Sometimes really strange dreams like the one where my paternal grandparents were lying side by side in a casket. My grandfather would raise his head up and look around and my grandma would smack him and tell him he was dead. Both of my parents are in middling health but I hope fate spares them years of wishing they were gone. Strange and maybe selfish to say but I’d rather be shocked by suddenness so I can grieve afterwards than grieve beforehand because they feel miserable and there’s nothing I can do to change that.

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  14. Joe Kobiela said on December 5, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Dang Kristi Alley died of cancer today.
    Pilot Joe

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  15. Julie Robinson said on December 5, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Whew, Jeff, that article is like going to therapy; so much in there I can relate to. Grief and relief, sorry/not sorry is what we’ve experienced with all three parents and a couple of siblings who had Alzheimer’s or other insurmountable medical issues. Death was a blessed release.

    I can also relate to the hoarding. Oh the hoarding.

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  16. alex said on December 5, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Kirstie Alley was a Scientologist and a Trumper too, so not feeling guilty about not feeling any grief where she’s concerned.

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  17. Deborah said on December 5, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Reading what people have gone through today in Ukraine is heartbreaking. I can’t imagine what that feels like first hand. There are really no words.

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  18. Mark P said on December 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    My father had pulmonary fibrosis, and was on his way to a painful, lingering death at 82. He had to go to the hospital after fainting one day. I was working out of town, but came home and saw him at the hospital before going on to my parents’ house. He was worried that he would end up on oxygen and wouldn’t be able to help me work on a house I was building. The hospital called around 2 am and said we needed to come right away. He had fallen while trying to get out of bed and had hit his head on the hard floor. He had a brain bleed, and they were unable to stop it because he was on a blood thinner. He was clinically dead when we got to the hospital; they were keeping his body alive, waiting for us to tell them to pull the plug.

    I have felt felt a mixture of guilt and gratitude knowing that he didn’t have to go through the slow asphyxiation of pulmonary fibrosis, more so since his half brother died of the same thing at the same age as he was when he died. He was not ready to die, but his life would have been a disappointment to him had he lived. When he died, it was as if he had been freed to become the man I remember him as, late-middle aged and strong enough to go backpacking with me.

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  19. Dexter Friend said on December 6, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Three sons we are, and I the one to be bedside at both their deaths, our parents. They showed me how to die, I think, anyway, drifting away peacefully and gone within minutes, none of the “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light…” that Dylan Thomas expounded on.
    Yesterday, 16 hours ago, my daughter’s ex, father of 3 pre-teen girls with his second wife, got his kids ready for school, then said he felt bad, and was taken to a hospital ER, then transported to another hospital which was better equipped for heart issues. He coded immediately in the ambulance, gone at age 53, succumbing to stroke and heart blockage issues.
    I had last seen him in September at a kid’s birthday party. He was no saint and quite the bullshitter, and he did not deserve this early death, but we take what we can here and we’re gone.

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  20. Dorothy said on December 6, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Dexter I’m sorry to hear that about your former son-in-law. That is very sad. And Jeff I just got done reading that article and am still processing it. (I’ve been awake for two hours now – going back to bed after getting up for the bathroom at 1:20, my husband started snoring and I could just not fall back asleep. I hope to do that soon.)

    Earlier today I got an email from my husband’s cousin. She wanted to say how much she enjoyed the pictures from our past weekend, when we had a whole lot of family come to town here. I had 6 people stay at my house, and I can’t remember how many at my son’s house, and some stayed at local hotels. When all of us were in one place for dinner at my son’s on Saturday, the headcount was 30.

    Anyway, cousin was also reeling from the news that her closest friend, for 53 years, had died rather suddenly on Friday. She had bilateral knee surgery on Wednesday, they chatted over the phone on Thursday, and on Friday she formed blood clots that resulted in a cardiac event, and she died. She was 71. I have never met this person but I’ve been thinking about her all day. She lived in Texas, and cousin lives outside of Pittsburgh. Likely she will not attend the funeral. Now reading about Dexter’s news, I feel like I’m going to hear about a third person very soon (people say deaths come in threes).

    There were several intense conversations over the fun weekend. I saw my one of my nieces talking to my sister Diane, asking her about her now very public faith declarations, and later that evening my son stayed up until 2:00 am talking to two of his girl cousins about some pretty heavy stuff. Hearing these things second hand still has an impact to your thought processes. We laughed more than we were serious, of course. But my son said he never considered the possibility of staying up that late, talking to his cousins about divorce (my brother Greg walked away from his marriage of 40 years eight years ago, and married someone he knew in grade school, and his daughter will never get over the shock), being a parent and many other topics. Everyone wants to do this again next year but my son said “I’ll happily attend but we’re not hosting!” It was a LOT of work. I’m not sure he ever sat down on Saturday, because he was cooking and serving people almost constantly. There were lots of hands to help him which he accepted happily. I’m glad my granddaughter is realizing, at the age of nearly 6, how huge her family on her dad’s side is.

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  21. Suzanne said on December 6, 2022 at 8:13 am

    “… we take what we can here and we’re gone.”
    So true, Dexter. I have been thinking about this a lot this past year. I originally went to the hospital last winter due to shortness of breath from lung blood clots which could easily have killed me before the leukemia had a chance. Several glitches during my cancer treatment also could have easily led to an untimely death and the extremely low platelet count that was always an after effect of each round of chemo meant that a clunk on the head would have been the end. That I am still here is a testament to the skill of the doctor & nurses. But at some point, our luck runs out, doesn’t it? We all know it, but it’s different when it’s staring you in the face. I am doing a great deal of pondering these days…

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  22. LAMary said on December 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Both my parents died when they were relatively young. My mother died of cancer at 50 and my father died from the head injuries he sustained taking a header down a flight of concrete stairs. He had been in the hospital a few months earlier with injuries from that same set of stairs. He drank a lot, 24 hours a day. A bottle of vodka or scotch under the bed, under the seat of the car, in a drawer at work, in the garage…the last time he was sober before he died, not counting the time in the hospital for the first dive down the stairs, was about three years earlier. He went to rehab and was sober for six months. My mother’s death was a two year journey through surgeries, hospital stays, a private nurse and hospital bed installed in our home. She died at home on a Friday night. I was told in the morning. I remember my grandmother’s word exactly. “Your mother has gone to the heavenly home.” I didn’t understand what she meant. I was seven. I think I figured it out about midday. Since then I’ve lost two brothers. One who had grand mal epilepsy his whole life and the other at age 79 of a stroke. Both those deaths were quick (epileptic brother had a severe seizure, never regained consciousness, stroke brother was a major event with massive neurologic damage). I feel sort of numb when I learn of a death unless it’s a child or tragic cause. Someone I knew died from a fall while rock climbing. That was tragic.

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  23. Mark P said on December 6, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    I need a knee replacement, but blood clots are worrying me. I had clots in my lungs about six months ago, and at one point in the hospital I realized it could go either way. I’m on Xarelto, but of course you have to come off anticoagulants for surgery. Oh well. At some point I’ll have to take the risk.

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  24. David C said on December 6, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Guilty on all 17 counts. This should open the floodgates.

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  25. Deborah said on December 6, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    I think It was Susan who commented about Rachel Maddow’s podcast Ultra about a forgotten (purposefully) historical incident involving Senator Ernest Lundeen of Minnesota in the early 1940s. It’s mind boggling how familiar the strategies are to what’s happening currently by the Republicans. I highly recommend listening, I’m on episode 5 and I just started this morning. you can listen to it on other podcast platforms. It’s well done and riveting.

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  26. Dexter Friend said on December 7, 2022 at 3:55 am

    I’ve been open here about my alcoholic past, now 30 years in the rear view mirror ( which Meatloaf reminded us about being closer than you think, especially for alcoholics who never could accept the gift and are still plagued by cravings). At my spiritual nadir I was descending our household staircase and just fell down the stairs. I suffered a broken rib (which hurt like hell) and was bruised up a little. Of course the doctor asked me what happened. “I tripped on my daughter’s gym shoes which she left on the steps.” A goddam lie it was. I was blotto-drink.
    I reached out for information on the upcoming funeral over in Medina (Cleveland area) but I guess everybody’s grieving and making arrangements. I have been thinking of those 3 pre-teen daughters, relating to when I was nine and a close buddy’s mom died in a car crash. His aunt and uncle took him in…he would never mention the loss of mom, he just wouldn’t.

    Well, I am all caught up with ‘White Lotus’, and I give my approval of Mike White’s second season. The Sicilian backdrops , inside and out, are just stunning.

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  27. Jeff Gill said on December 7, 2022 at 7:17 am

    It’s grimly bracing to remember if Donald Trump had even a smidgen of self-restraint, and had made just a little less noise in the last two weeks, Herschel Walker would be the winner of the Georgia Senate seat. Under 100,000 votes out of over 3,500,000 made the difference. A win is a win, but I can’t help but think Trump’s silence could have helped Walker, where his verbal tantrums recently gave Warnock that last push he needed . . . or more to the point, cause just enough GOP voters to decline voting, as did the Republican Lt. Governor.

    I’m just horrified that 1,700,000 Georgians voted affirmatively for that addled, incoherent man. But very glad Rev. Warnock won re-election.

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  28. Jeff Borden said on December 7, 2022 at 10:12 am

    It’s great the Dems will keep the Senate for another two years –2024 will be gruesome for them as they must defend 23 seats– but the fact it was so close makes my stomach hurt. Herschel Walker was an absolute embarrassment as a candidate, as a politician, as a man. . .and he got 49% of the vote. WTF?

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  29. Julie Robinson said on December 7, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Let’s take a day to rejoice in the Warnock win and the conviction of the Orange Cheeto’s organization. Tomorrow we can doom and gloom again.

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  30. jcburns said on December 7, 2022 at 10:38 am

    About (my) Senator Warnock: you’re welcome. But some of you northern states have to do better (I’m looking at you, Ohio) in the next election. Counting on my neighbors to always pull through is not a great national strategy.

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  31. JodiP said on December 7, 2022 at 10:39 am

    I read the WaPo article on complicated grief. I had a good mom, but was relieved when she did pass. Untreatable cancer had spread to her hips and she was in agony until she was in hospice where she got all the morphine she needed. This was just before COVID, and I am glad I didn’t have to navigate that with her and my sister. I’m pretty sure my sister would have continued face to face visits. My mom was already pretty lonely, so it would have been really hard to keep apart.

    I have a few friends and my wife who will be greatly relieved when the parent dies. Oh, and my dad, sorta. We’ve been estranged for over 20 years as a result of his homophobia.

    In more uplifting news, Minnesota hospitals came to a settlement with the nurses! They were set to go on strike 12/11 through the end of the year. It’s a decent settlement too.

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  32. Deborah said on December 7, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations JC and Mark P on your Senator’s win, it’s our win too of course. I woke up this morning to the good news, make that fantastic news, it lifted my spirits tremendously.

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  33. Scout said on December 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    GA Republicans knew as well as we did that Walker was an incompetent, brain damaged hypocrite, but they didn’t vote for the man, they voted to try to capture the seat. They knew he would only be a warm body who voted how he was told and that’s all they wanted. I understand the strategy, but how very stupid they were to run an idiot. Anyone semi-coherent would have most likely taken it. At any rate, I’m relieved; a W is a W.

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  34. Mark P said on December 7, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    I am relieved and very depressed at the same time. If the Republicans had run a halfway decent candidate instead of Walker, they would have won. Stacey Abrams would clearly have made a better governor than Brian Kemp, but Kemp was not a rambling dope. People could vote for him without embarrassment. Right now I am worried about Jon Ossof when he comes up for reelection. He has a low profile right now, and he’s not a very charismatic person.

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  35. jcburns said on December 7, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Mark, Ossoff is higher-profile in Atlanta media, maybe.
    And he’s charismatic! Certainly more than Herschel Walker.

    Also, smart.

    I always vote for the smart people, like Ossoff, Warnock, Stacey Abrams and Bee Nguyen. Doesn’t always work out, but…I just like them better.

    Also, “If the Republicans had run a halfway decent candidate instead of Walker, they would have won.”….I don’t think so. Remember David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler?

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  36. David C said on December 7, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    I was listening to Jason Johnson on the radio this morning and he says by the time the good reverend runs for reelection that Georgia will be fully blue. Ossoff runs only two years before that so he should probably be running in a much better environment by then. Plus, he seems like the proverbial workhorse instead of a show horse. Maybe it’s just me, but that plays pretty well.

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  37. Jeff Gill said on December 7, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    For those interested in my non-remunerative side gig, we got good news today from the Ohio Supreme Court. 6-1, the dissent from the incoming Chief Justice who is trying to block her predecessor (who is in office to the 13th) from hanging her portrait in the Grand Concourse, and she appears to be conniving with the lawyer for the country club to get this case formally reconsidered . . . so stay tuned:

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  38. Jeff Borden said on December 7, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Well stated, J.C., well stated.

    Dems would have held the House if they hadn’t bungled away multiple seats in New York and other reliably moderate or blue states. Georgians have saved us for the next two years, but folks, we have to start getting ready for 2024 now. We must defend 23 seats including some in newly insane, fucked up states like Ohio (pronounced Asia), where Sherrod Brown will be a top priority for the QOP. We have to work our asses off.

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  39. Mark P said on December 8, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I am happy Georgia will have a chance to turn blue, but I am not sanguine. Four years ago Stacey Abrams lost to Brian Kemp by about 55,000 votes. This year she lost by nearly 300,000 votes. Raphael Warnock was clearly far, far better qualified to be a senator than Herschel Walker, not to mention the fact that Walker is a despicable person, but Walker still got 48.6% of the vote. You can parse that any way you want to, but I don’t think any statewide position in Georgia is safe for Democrats, not now and I’m afraid not in four years.

    And, JC, the only media we see up here in Rome is the Atlanta TV stations. We can’t even get the AJC delivered where we live. I don’t remember the last time Ossoff’s name was mentioned on the news. I think he can count on the metro area when he’s up for re-election, and maybe the other larger cities that voted Democratic. I hope that’s enough. He won’t get many votes where we live, other than mine and my wife’s.

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  40. Dexter Friend said on December 8, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Ohio doing better? Ohio is gone and she ain’t coming back. From THE swing state where elections are won or lost, now, the area formerly known as The Rust Belt (Cleveland to Youngstown area) and the former strongholds of Akron, Hamilton County, Toledo, and Columbus can no longer dominate the rest of the red and redneck counties, and this state is Jim Jordan Strong, meaning the Trumpers won, here anyway. I watched every compelling second of Rev. Senator Warnock’s victory speech. That is one great orator.

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  41. Jeff Gill said on December 8, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Warnock’s a good preacher, too. It’s just tragic he didn’t win by 20 points. But he should be able to set the table for a different sort of race in six years, or so I pray.

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  42. Suzanne said on December 8, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Too bad most Republicans couldn’t find it in themselves to extend the same courtesy to Paul Pelosi as the Dems have done to Ted Cruz.

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  43. JodiP said on December 8, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Brittney Griner is coming home!

    And the administration will continue to push for the release of Paul Whelan.

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