Recent comments: Bedford Ramblings by Steve Mills http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/ en-us By fair share -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498856 If the bulldozers aren't busy ploughing the PO or the cars in the parking lot maybe they could clear out the left hand lane. The slow pokes are almost as annoying as the professional protesters and should be treated the same. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:39:15 -0500 By stevemills -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498842 Sui, you realize I was not calling your comment dumb, right? Maybe the bulldozing was extreme but I knew you were kidding. You were weren't you? :-) The cars are annoying when trying to get to the PO but if it weren't for the visitors, there wouldn't be much else in BB. Some say they get used to the trains. We had to spend a few nights in our store in Wartrace one year because of power outage and I'm not sure I would ever get used to them. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:14:12 -0500 By sui -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498837 quietmike, Probably because they are doing the speed limit! Just because people get in the left lane doesn't give them the right to drive over the speed limit, as tickets will verify. Unless they are, of course, "the Sovereignty"! Out of courtesy, people should stay in the right lane if they are only going to do the speed limit or slower. That leaves the left lane for speeders and the law enforcers, marked and unmarked and people who are going to get in the turning lane. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:44:53 -0500 By sui -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498833 You are right Steve, I was just making a stupid complaint. As long as we have the craft fair here, it will never change, just like the noise control limits at night with all the trains roaring thru 24/7. You can't tell someone to stop making noise at night if you allow the trains to come thru blowing their trumpets all hours of the night. Actually the Post Office is in the right spot, but BB should fill in the Pot Holes and the low spot in the road that floods when it rains in front of the... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:41:23 -0500 By quietmike -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498803 Why are the laws against slow drivers in the left lane never enforced? Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:42:06 -0500 By stevemills -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498786 Bedford County Road department has been responsive to concerns we had but this is a TN Hwy. Don't know who to call on that, but I bet Bedford County will know. I approached the USPS about building a new PO about 10 years ago. We received an answer, but at the time they were not interested. The current building is privately owned so BB would have an obstacle trying to pave it over. Move much further away and I am sure a lot of folks who walk to the PO will complain. With the condition... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:49:13 -0500 By sui -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498765 I wish someone with a bulldozer would come along and bulldoze all those cars that park in the Post Office parking lot so we have to detour around them to check our mail. The operator could plow the cars onto the Railroad tracks so the next train would scatter them down the track somewhere else. Bell Buckle needs to Build a new Post Office on the other side of the railroad tracks and turn the rest of the old Post Office into the Bell Buckle Parking lot. If they installed Parking Meters in... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:43:33 -0500 By sui -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498763 When the DOT repaved Webb Road East a few years ago, they said they were going to resurface Webb Road West(hwy 82)the next year. That year has never come yet? With the tractor/trailers speeding thru everyday, it is in need of resurfacing now in some spots. They have plenty time to do it before they have to find good roads to use their budget up on.(Government waste that Trump may put a stop to). Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:20:38 -0500 By stevemills -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498741 I am not sure what the rules/regulations are for junk yards in Bedford County. It could be a State thing but I will do some research. I agree that if I were down stream or down drainage from a junkyard, I would want to know what, if anything is being done to stop drain-off. Cars leak oil at every stop sign, so junk cars would do no less. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:05:54 -0500 By sixdogstwocats -- Current events, local challenge, what's on your mind? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68587#C1498732 Hi Steve and fellow blog readers.... something on my mind is the developing environmental disaster on 41A north.... specifically the auto salvage that is uphill of a stream. They say salvage but salvage what? They are piling cars on top of each other ..... they put up a green travesty of a "blind" that the wind has since shredded, allowing passerby's to see the accumulation of junk autos. Problem is when it rains the wash goes straight to a stream. Anyone else see this? Why is Bedford... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:28:49 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498686 https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:47:18 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498652 Trumps campaign manager Manafort paid 10 million a year by Russians to promote the interest of Putin in America.The plot thickens,its just a matter of time before the truth comes out. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:25:10 -0500 By sui -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1498614 Just to prove my point, yesterday there was a very nice report coming out of Nashville that said some 2,000 REFUGEEs came to Nashville (one of America's Sanctuary Cities), in the past year, and NOW Nashville can not afford to feed and care for them! They are in the care of the Rescue Mission which can't afford to care for them either. Not to worry because they have already sent out their request for help in the form of Donations from us and others. So it all comes down to the taxpayers paying... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:34:32 -0500 By sui -- How many cats do you see? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68501#C1498605 Hummm, since March 12th there may be another litter by now! Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:41:36 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498565 Its the law that he must take a salary. He said he is giving it away at years end. Time will tell. I pointed out to you that confidence is about the future, not the past. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:32:48 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498558 This is a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget office,the debt shrinking the last 2 months has nothing to do with Trump taking office.The debt can rise or fall on any given day.The debt is rising more slowly now because economic growth has strengthened and because of policy decisions made during Obama administration.They also said in January the debt would increase by 559 billion in current fiscal year ending in Sept.Like I saaid he is still riding on Obamas coattail. Trump said... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:15:34 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498509 Trump shouldn't be spending so much on golfing but when you consider the national debt has shrank 100 billion in his first two months, he is far more affordable than obama. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:25:41 -0500 By chefgrape -- Know what day it is? Not Hump day so the next best is the first day of SPRING! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68561#C1498453 I always know the 1st day of spring because it's also my moms birthday....she turned 80yrs old this time...time sure flys! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:46:03 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498418 I never knew anyone complained about Ivanka not living in the white house,it was Melania,you are getting the 2 first ladies mixed up.I guess someone has to be near daddy because he is mentally unfit and uncontrollable.Some one has to sit in on meetings with foreign heads since he can not comprehend or seem to remember what went on.Ivanka has not even had security clearance yet.Daddy only wants to have rallies to boost his ego and take vacations and play golf EVERY weekend,already costing... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:49:03 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498396 Get ready for a Trump dynasty,Ivanka is joining the white house staff with her own office in the west wing. -- Posted by lets be real -------- First libs complain about Ivanka not living at the white house. Now complaining that she will be. Does anything besides government handouts satisfy liberals? Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:44:04 -0500 By lazarus -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498389 Comey did not say that. Spicer did. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:26:42 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498388 Comey also said that there is no evidence of any collusion between Trump and his campaign and the Russians. But the dems won't let a minute of the next 8 years pass without b*tching and moaning about it and having endless investigations. When will you tards wake up and realize you are giving Russia exactly what they want? I guess that is easier for you to do than admit even tho you could steal the election for shillary away from burny you couldn't steal it for her from Trump. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:19:44 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498332 Spicer is even a bigger liar than Trump.Now that Manafort and Flynn are looking suspicious now they only played a small part in the campaign as volunteers.Manafort was there for 5 months and played a big role in the campaign as manager.Even Trumps son bragged that he was no ameteur.Flynn was put in charge of our countries security with Trump knowing he was a foreign agent.This many cabinet members with ties to Russia is no coincidence.Now Tillerson is skipping NATO meeting next month to go to... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:53:31 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498331 Comey said Trump has been under investigation since July. July was when Trump was officially nominated by the RNC. Who ordered that investigation? What FBI investigation doesn't include wiretaps and/or surveillance? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:21:47 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498248 FBI states there IS no evidence of wiretapping and there IS an investigation into Russia/Trump link,despite the white house telling us there is no investigation.His supporters will still believe him even if they see it live on TV. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:34:29 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498205 The stock market,jobs and consumer confidence right now has nothing to do with Trump. ---Posted by lets be real ----- Sigh. Nothing like having to explain things to an "adult" as if they were a dullard child. First let's examine the definition of confidence. Definition of confidence 1 a : a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances had perfect confidence in her ability to succeed met the risk with brash confidence ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:42:23 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498133 There is a petition for politicians to lose their insurance,so far over 500,000 signatures,show me where to sign. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:01:10 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498132 The stock market,jobs and consumer confidence right now has nothing to do with Trump.Thank you Obama for leaving America in better shape than when you took office.Five weeks is not long enough to be in office to have and effect on anything.Right now Trump is still riding on Obamas coattail.Trump does not believe in the jobs report remember,he said the real unemployment rate is over 40%. Records show that Russian elites invested over 100 million in Trump buildings.Trump's words "I have no ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:58:37 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1498024 the fear in ignorant people.... The only fearful ignorant people I see are running around like headless chickens telling us how awful the country is becoming under Trump. Meanwhile the stock market is high, jobs are coming back,consumer confidence is high, usless government programs are being cut, and whiny loser liberals are about to bust a gut. What's not to like? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:26:30 -0500 By stevemills -- It is that time of year. Yes tax time, but that is not what I mean. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68528#C1497997 True to prediction, I am starting to see Roundup ads. Something called Roundup 360. If you went to Dr. Perryman's presentation on bees in Bell Buckle today, you probably heard what glyphosate has been proven to do to Bee hives and colony collapse. If not, do a little research. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:33:09 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497978 I guess some of us have no problem with Russia taking over the white house,they just look the other way.They only believe what Trump tells them and think 75% of america and the rest of the world is lying.Trump even said he could kill someone in Times Square on camera and still keep his supporters.All he has to say is fake news. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:49:33 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497970 Hitler, Hitler, Hitler; Russia, Russia, Russia; KKK, KKK, KKK. You people have a 3 track mind. Or mind-substitute. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:19:12 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497968 Sui you must get your news where Trump gets his,make it up in your head.Do you think the 2 that shot the 2 men from India in Kansas was on the left.These were Trump supporters and this was caused by Trumps xenophobia about immigrants.His anti-immigrant rhetoric is bringing out the fear in ignorant people just like Hitler did when he convinced his country to kill 6 million jews. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:04:21 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497946 I wonder if Congress is going to investigate the SS? (Secret Service) Sounds like they had a laptop "stolen" that just happened to have Trump Tower floor plans on it. And it took them 15 minutes to know there was a fence-jumper at the White House? Seriously??? The alt left is too deeply entrenched in the DC burocracy. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:15:07 -0500 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497914 AND . . . All the Brain Dead news media is still talking about the wire tapping of Trump! Now we get to watch the Brain Dead Congress question James Comey. That will be the most boring session yet. It will comprise of Democrats praising Director Comey for not prosecuting Hillary and the Republicans asking the FBI Director the most stupid questions a person could think of and they will go around the table asking the very same question. Not one of them will require a straight answer. They... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:15:37 -0500 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497911 I can honestly agree with your statement "Hate crimes have skyrocketed since he took office", LBR. Every one of those Hate Crimes have been committed by the "LEFT". They are the most racist, American Hating, Brain Dead, Walking Dead Zombies on the face of the earth. And lately it is being done mostly by the women's rights marches and their sympathizers. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:02:32 -0500 By sui -- How many cats do you see? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68501#C1497908 I count 21 also. There are a couple other images that may be cats but at the distance they are, they would have to be very large cats if they are. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:27:33 -0500 By stevemills -- Got Chickens, Turkeys, any type of fowl? Better check the T-G news page! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68538#C1497805 Check out the bottom of the page for John Teague's UT AG Extension website https://extension.tennessee.edu/Bedford/Pages/Poultry.aspx Tips to keep poultry safe include Or https://extension.tennessee.edu/WebPacket/Pages/NYCU-2017-03-AvianInfluenza.aspx Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:28:36 -0500 By stevemills -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497799 If you would like more Cuban Oregano, I have cuttings Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:14:11 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497781 So no proof Trump tower was wiretapped in america,so now Obama went outside of the US and had it done.Faux news has put it in his head now that the Brits did it.Give me a break,what next? Trump and his cronies are getting out of hand.As for as other countries Trump has a big credibility problem.We not only have a president who believes conspiracy theories but creates them.Trump will never admit he was wrong.He would send our soldiers to war over a lie before he admit he was wrong about... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:30:02 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497773 ......."If you won't go with us you must be racist".......... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:36:10 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497765 She is probably distracted by listening to the remake of that old Garth Brooks classic. New title is "I've Got Friends In Safe Spaces". Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:45:34 -0500 By fair share -- How many cats do you see? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68501#C1497752 Thanks Steve. Try as I might, and I have several times, I can only come up with 21. But I am at least 2 years overdue for getting my eyes checked. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:15:46 -0500 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497749 They actually think building a wall will stop undocumented immigrants.The biggest group of undocumented immigrants are asians who over stayed visas and came here by plane,while Mexican immigrants are shrinking. -- Posted by lets be real -------- Trump talks about building a wall, deporting illegals and Mexican illegal immigration is shrinking. And that goes right over your head... Thank you for being the best advertising against liberalism. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:58:04 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497739 Lbr?, I'm somewhat confused by your non-grasp of reality. You should be thrilled at Trump paying tribute to your party's founder. But when you start talking geometry, your grip on reality gets even more tenuous. I know how hard math is for you. Trump's attitude toward illegals and muslim terrorists is perpendicular (not parallel) to Randy Andy's attitude toward the Indians. Andy did remove them from their land and was responsible for thousands of their deaths. On the other hand, the illegals... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:35:31 -0500 By chefgrape -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497685 Well I'll be there...hope this rain holds off! I'm still looking for any unique edible pepper plants....I think I'll order some of those new heat-less habanero seeds that Baker Creek has been advertising. My "Cuban Oregano" has made it through the winter in the front window, thank goodness!....well, without Earl(cat) eating it...if it would just get to spring I would set it outside. It's getting happier it has new growth at the top, so it knows it's time and wants to do it's thing! If... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:25:16 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497683 So Trumps hero is Mr" Trail of Tears",why am I not surprised.I bet he wishes he had 145 of his own slaves just like Jackson.Trumps attitude toward immigrants and muslims parallels Jacksons toward Native Americans.Jackson removed them from their land and killed thousands creating the Trail of Tears. NO evidence found of Trumps wiretapping lie,but he still believes it.Trump is an embarrassment to America. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:09:16 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497647 A speech like what Trump gave in Nashville last night is what is hyping people up and causing some to be afraid of anyone who does not look like them.Hate crimes have skyrocketed since he took office.People feel they have a president who will stand behind them when they go out and shoot any brown people they fear are muslim. He told them last night "I will go back to the white house and my wife will say,the crowd booed you",she is not even living there.They did not even catch that he lies over... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:29:34 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497579 Lbr?, sounds like you really believe the deeply entrenched burocrats (sp. = donkeys/JAes) in a left-tard administration wouldn't spy on an opposing political candidate. Guess they sure wouldn't spy on you or me. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:25:41 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497554 Wait till all those fools cheering Trump on find out the election is over and they will not be able to afford insurance.Something is seriously wrong with a president that continues to have campaign rallies AFTER the election and the ones that attend are even worse.Those 5 black people with those hand made signs that usually sit behind him must have missed Air Force One. How can anyone in America trust Trump after the yuge wiretapping lie? If he tells us we are being attacked how will we know... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:57:51 -0500 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497529 Anyone ever notice how there is never a traffic jam on the extra mile? Never see the lefty dems there since they are clogging the byways with their butthurt feeeelings. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:11:46 -0500 By Blessed Assurance -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497525 Probably cause all the white crowd believes in trump theories....like people should work and contribute instead of sucking the teat and staying on the basically democratic plantation. You liberal democrates remind me of the young calves balling all night when the teat was removed and green grass was introduced to them. Geez....get over it. There comes a time when grass and grain is better for you than titty milk. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:59:07 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497522 Why is Trump still having rallies with all white crowds and still dividing the country,must be for his ego. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:40:09 -0500 By stevemills -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497511 I'm not ordering this year. Even though I thought I had cleared them all out last Fall, I found another jar with viable seeds sooooo.... I'll grow what I have, IF I grow. This coming year is going to be tumultuous for us so whatever I grow will be very selective. Probably a few Oriental veggies and some herbs. I need to continue lightening my load of indoor plants too. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:58:26 -0500 By espoontoon -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497381 Don't bring the catalogs Steve, bring the seeds and plants! haha! Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:03:01 -0500 By fair share -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1497370 Sui, don't be too hard on the millenials. I'm sure that after they catch Pokémon they will have time to contribute to SS. And before the looney left accuses me of referring to their hero's brown-boot thugs, I am talking about Social Insecurity. Which was always meant to be a safety net for old age for those that didn't get around to taking care of themselves. It was never meant to be a full retirement plan. But sadly that is what it is for too many people. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:14:11 -0500 By stevemills -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497328 If anyone lost some indoor plants this winter, I may be able to help you out there as well. Except for the airplane plants, most are low light. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:04:21 -0500 By sui -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1497319 Representative Steve King said it best. "We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies." The new Baby Boomers are the Millennials, the illegal aliens, legal immigrants and refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran, as well as South and Central Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and others. How are these people gonna pay your Social Security? They didn't come here to work. The Millennials aren't smart enough to find a job or do it after they find one. They are idiots. I have... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:16:03 -0500 By stevemills -- How many cats do you see? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68501#C1497294 Thanks for trying. I replaced the other photo with one of higher density so it can be enlarged more. There are: 3 along the top line 1 orange longhair on the left front of van 5 "touching" the van (one black at very front left bumper) 13 below the van I get cross-eyed when counting, but that is what I get. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:04:39 -0500 By wonderwhy -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1497141 Fair Share, the reason many lose the pensions they were promised is because they did not have a representative to back them, they were a lot of little fish on their own. We paid dues, they are like the insurance premiums. they work the same way, does the Union take some out, yep just like insurance companies do, but you dont whine about that. My guess is because you do not have the muppet masters telling you to. Oh those big bad Unions,lol. They are so evil, they got us, YOU INCLUDED, a lot of... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:38:33 -0500 By stevemills -- Garden Club organizational meeting this Friday, March 17th! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68504#C1497050 I've got at least three seed and plant catalogs to give away. Maybe more by show time. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:05:55 -0500 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497027 Well weekend #5 this weekend for Mar-A-Largo already has cost taxpayers over 11 million. Still no evidence of Obama wiretapping.Trump needs to present evidence or retract his statement. Still no evidence Trump is donating his salary and we will never know. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:41:16 -0500 By fair share -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1497011 "We promised to be loyal employees" Except for when your union masters told you to strike. Wonder if it evened out after all the time off and the amount the union skimmed off the top? "Hopefully we will find jobs such as these coming back to our nation" Wonderwhy, I'm glad you got a traditional pension that worked like they said it would. Lots of people that were promised similar did not get it. And plenty are getting it only off the backs of taxpayers. The traditional pension is dead and... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:37:17 -0500 By beau maverick -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1497007 I have to say that nowadays I don't know what is true or not,with the fake news,rumors and false statements saturating the internet.I can state for a fact that the racial tension is a media creation due to my experiences.The war on cops is a creation of the media for their own agenda.Lastly,what is the biggest threat to Americans is social media as anyone can attack someone else anonymously.How many hobbies,community organizations and even young people have their reputations destroyed via... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:09:33 -0500 By fair share -- How many cats do you see? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68501#C1497006 Well Steve, I see at least parts of 16 cats and 2 or 3 blurs in the background that may well be cats. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:09:03 -0500 By wonderwhy -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1496976 We were lucky to be in the last generation of good pensions that offered retiree health care. It took 30 long,hard years of hard work to earn that retirement benifit. We went through many layoffs,and more than once almost lost everything but thanks to the union were called back and now have the benifits that were promised as a part of the income package we earned. This was not gimme or hand out. Am I ready to be retired? I'm really not sure,but I know we are finacially set to be as retired... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:43:36 -0500 By horsepoopperson -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496673 Steve Wonder if there is any reason to spy on out plant class??? LOL LOL HP Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:19:07 -0600 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496568 Just saw press conference with Spicer "Trump belives jobs report is true now". What a joker. Trump thinks americans are fools.Now he did not know Flynn was a foreign agent.This is laughable,but scary also. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:25:21 -0600 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496535 His 1 month in office has about as much to do with the economy as he does with the chance of snow this weekend. I hope they keep showing Trump standing up with out stretched arms and saying,"I love WikiLeaks". Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:22:23 -0600 By lets be real -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496511 Well I guess it is just another coincidence that Trump ally Farge was seen leaving the residence of Assange in London.Emails reveal he has extensive ties with Assange.When asked why he was there he said "I don't remember why I was there". Although Trump called jobs report fake during his campaign and said unemployment rate was a hoax,he will take credit for the report.He is still riding on Obamas coattail.Markets and economy was growing steady when he sat down. It's not like he had to turn... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:06:07 -0600 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496466 Steve, The folks who are interested in this type of information were aware of this already. Very little was released in the wikileaks dump that wasn't already public knowledge. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/samsung-smart-tv-spying/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:14:30 -0600 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496461 You don't have to worry about that Steve. The news media tells the enemy everything we know about them and what we think they are going to do and even what we are going to do about it. The news reporters keep asking the people in authority that the people want to know what you are going to do about Isis. What is your plan to defeat Isis? What are you going to do to make America great again? The news reporters don't use any common sense at all. They just want to be the first one to tell the... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:23:00 -0600 By stevemills -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496427 Is it productive to inform enemies of our country and way of life how we learn about their activities and plans? Another way of looking at that, is it worth me knowing they can bug my TV if they are no longer able to gather intelligence on ISIS? Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:40:44 -0600 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496423 I think Director Comey answered your question pretty clearly today! No one has any absolute privacy in this country. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:29:00 -0600 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496266 The Intelligence Agents must be taking lessons from the Liberal Women. They are violating other peoples rights so they can claim more rights for themselves. That will never work! If the women knew their rights, they wouldn't be asking for more Civil Rights. Civil Rights come from the Government employees. They are only privileges that can be taken away as fast as they were given. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:52:05 -0600 By sui -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496265 I heard a report that said Julian Assange Hates America. I assume he hates Americans as well. However, he has a lot of information that the people didn't know about our untrustworthy Government employees. He is just doing what Edward Snowden was doing, whistle blowing. Congress wants to prosecute him as a spy, but then congress is government employees that doesn't want the American people knowing their business. They are perverts invading our private lives with their spy devices without... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:31:18 -0600 By quietmike -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496221 Most of what was released was already public knowledge if you look. Even light bulbs can be turned into microphones (google passive cavity device). If you're using anything connected to the grid, you can be bugged. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:44:22 -0600 By fair share -- Has wikileaks crossed a threshold? Is security leaks endangering and enabling at the same time? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68478#C1496170 Hard to know who or what Julian Assange may be trying to help or hurt or what he holds dear. I am not aware of him ever releasing anything that was not true. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:00:39 -0600 By stevemills -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1496169 That is encouraging roadrunner. I believe if we in general lose out ability to contribute in some form or fashion, it is the beginning of the end. We may contribute by mentoring, by helping others who are bed ridden and those bed ridden may be able to help others by the medium we are discussing this right now. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:59:46 -0600 By roadrunner -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1496125 I am 72 years young drive to Nashville from Bedford Co everyday. Love my work and my work family and no plans to retire. We also have a very hard time getting employees no one wants to work!!!! Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:35:33 -0600 By stevemills -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1496093 I read a statement this morning on a business site I am a member from a guy that is apparently a recruiter for his company. He was fuming at the quality of applicants he gets today and their ATTITUDE. One example someone wrote in about was an applicant coming 30 minutes late to an interview, not calling, and instead of just giving the reason, they tried to blame it on the "schedule". He claimed his notification of appointment said 30 minutes later. The recruiter told the fellow that... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:32:32 -0600 By lazarus -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1496035 Fare; Liberals also care about the future of the country and the world. They just don't necessarily agree with me on how those are best served. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:47:07 -0600 By fair share -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1495939 Laz, all you need is a good night's sleep and a big cup of coffee. I know deep down inside you really aren't a libtard and really do care about the future of our country and the world. You should be able to get away with a whole lot more than you used to because the current generation either doesn't have the intellectual where-with-all or the giddy-up-go to stop you. I used to answer that question like you do, but after I learned the way of the world (at least for me) I knew that they were the... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:08:15 -0600 By lazarus -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1495932 I always answer that question; "Whatever I can get away with." These days I can't get away with as much as I used to. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:36:36 -0600 By fair share -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1495867 Hey, Laz! Being obsolete in a millennial world seems more like a badge of courage (honor) than a scarlet letter. Sometimes I wonder if the younguns will ever learn what we learned. And even if they do, I wonder if they have the skills and where-with-all to apply it. When someone asks you "what do you do?", I suspect your answer is much like mine (and I'll bet Steve's too), and very different than theirs. And for those of you out there wondering what that answer is, pay close attention because... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:14:37 -0600 By lazarus -- Do “baby boomers” actually retire these days or retire to another job? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68458#C1495835 I keep hearing about how the retirement age is going to be raised to extend the solvency of Social Security. But, if they are going to do that, then the Government needs to get on the same page with business (or vice versa) because people are being put out to pasture at an ever younger age, not older. At first it was sort of depressing to realize that I had been discarded as obsolete, when I thought I was at the height of my abilities. All that long experience, but not yet losing my edge to... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:58:40 -0600 By stevemills -- A cat's life. For feline lovers. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68448#C1495627 And they have selective memories, but then again, so do people. Now about the knocking things off, I may have to agree. A few nights ago, they knocked a ceramic pill box off a shelf about 3:30 AM. It set the alarm off and they seemed to enjoy the excitement so I have to wonder. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:41:48 -0600 By Tyger -- A cat's life. For feline lovers. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68448#C1495601 I was listening to a program the other day and they were discussing cats. They said that a study done indicated that: 1. Cats understood physics, *I've known this for decades, from a story called, "Spacetime for Springers.") 2. When a cat knocks a lamp or vase off of a table, they did it on purpose. 3. Cats never forgive. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:59:12 -0600 By stevemills -- A cat's life. For feline lovers. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68448#C1495470 Great! Love to get them! Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:36:04 -0600 By fair share -- A cat's life. For feline lovers. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68448#C1495270 Steve, you are right about cats (I'm sure dogs are the same) being easily identifiable by their little quirks and eccentricities. A lot of people think cats have no personality and are stand offish. I feel sorry for those people. Either 1) they don't know cats or 2) the cat knows them. I will try to send you some pics of some of my cats next week. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:41:37 -0600 By stevemills -- A cat's life. For feline lovers. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68448#C1495260 If you will send me a pic of your best buddies, I will gladly make them famous around the world. This blog really is read in other countries. I've gotten some emails from Canada and Great Britain and who else knows where. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:33:29 -0600 By stevemills -- ebay seller update for Spring has arrived. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68428#C1495256 Know those annoying ads that show up under your listing? They will be a little less annoying, or at least more productive for ebay sellers. Not sure when it will start, but the ads will no longer take people off the ebay platform. They will take them to other ebay items that the new "intuitive" Cassini thinks you might want to see. I am not real keen on them showing other alternatives to my item (which they will likely do) but at least it will be ebay sellers not Walmart or even... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:01:05 -0600 By stevemills -- Some firewood art brought to us by one of our Southern neighbors http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68386#C1494484 I would not hold my breath on that one HPP Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:32:51 -0600 By stevemills -- Heard of curiosity and the cat? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68402#C1494483 I go out of the way, but not THAT far out of the way to house them. LOL One was a large doghouse I made for two large dogs (they never stayed in it) and the other started out as a chandelier protect crate. They both have slanted roofs, shingled and the new one has windows (I had some going to waste). It also has two entry ways. One from underneath the floor and the other from the front. The front has a sliding glass door leaning against it to form a covered "porch". Our daughter saw... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:30:51 -0600 By stevemills -- Does this look like a horse's leg? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68403#C1494480 You may be right Sui. If I don't make it very clear they wll think i am slaughtering horses. Add a horse shoe? I like that and think I have one about the right size. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:25:03 -0600 By horsepoopperson -- Does this look like a horse's leg? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68403#C1494280 I'd put a horse shoe on the hoof and keep the whole thing for good luck :) HP Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:42:21 -0600 By sui -- Does this look like a horse's leg? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68403#C1494103 What happens, Steve, if you varnish it or stain it or paint it and the National Walking Horse Celebration Inspectors, Investigators and judges and the United States Department of Agriculture want to know where the rest of the Horse is so they can enforce the "Horse Protection Act"? They may call Roto Rooter so they can get to the bottom of it. You know how the Government is! Just kidding! After you paint it, put a chain around it and snap a photo and post it on your blog. You won't have to... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:09:11 -0600 By fair share -- Heard of curiosity and the cat? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68402#C1493981 Curiosity may sometimes kill the cat, but more often it just causes them to get in the way and be underfoot. Is your cat house shaped like a phone booth, or perhaps circus car? Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:52:25 -0600 By horsepoopperson -- Some firewood art brought to us by one of our Southern neighbors http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68386#C1493900 Wow! Any chance of putting something together at one of out garden club meetings? A bit smaller! lol Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:07:19 -0600 By chefgrape -- Some firewood art brought to us by one of our Southern neighbors http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/68386#C1493805 That is neat.......wish I had an eye for more creativity then I do!...food-art was my career of choice but some have that mental artistic flare where they see a mountain in a mole hill! Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:41:37 -0600