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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6060 on: June 05, 2021, 08:35:05 PM »

apparently, that location is going to be closed permanently as well.


https://www.ktvh.com/news/national/legion-in-ohio-to-close-permanently-after-cutting-veterans-mic-during-memorial-day-speech

I can't figure out why the other members of that post got punished for something the one guy did. It doesn't sound like they other members of the Legion location got together to censor the speaker.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6061 on: June 05, 2021, 08:52:49 PM »
I was wondering that too.   Not sure why they took that action.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6062 on: June 09, 2021, 07:34:41 AM »
Here's some news for those that keep up with Armie. I truly wish him well.  ;)


https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/armie-hammer-enters-treatment-program-010028949.html


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6063 on: June 09, 2021, 08:20:09 AM »
Hoping for the best for him.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6064 on: June 14, 2021, 07:18:08 AM »
Ned Beatty was not known as a leading man, but he made a career from supporting roles in some of Hollywood’s most enduring films, including “All the President’s Men,” “Rudy” and “Network.” Beatty died at 83.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6065 on: June 14, 2021, 07:54:53 AM »
Yes, I remember him especially from Deliverance and Rudy.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6066 on: June 14, 2021, 09:12:48 AM »
Yes, I remember him especially from Deliverance and Rudy.

I had forgotten about Deliverance.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6067 on: June 14, 2021, 11:48:51 AM »
What a career and what a loss!   Yeah Linda, I will never forget that "Deliverance" scene where he's forced to “squeal like a pig”.  IDK until tonight's news that the "Deliverance" role was his first.  WOW!  V.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6068 on: June 18, 2021, 04:06:05 PM »
In the little town of Lovettsville VA, pride flags were vandalized and stolen. Now more pride flags are flying than ever before in the town.

https://patch.com/virginia/leesburg/lgbt-pride-flags-stolen-destroyed-loudoun-county-police

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6069 on: June 18, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
A thought, or question. Will Juneteeth now overshadow Pride Month? hmmmmm?  :-\

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6070 on: June 18, 2021, 05:41:53 PM »
Most cities, at least, can do both.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6071 on: June 19, 2021, 11:40:45 AM »

So my Mom's birthday is now a holiday!
(She would've been 100 years old today.)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6072 on: June 19, 2021, 11:42:18 AM »

And in Joe Manchin's voting bill compromises is a provision to make Election Day another national holiday.

In decades past I was in favor of that. I was more in favor of changing election day to a Sunday when most democracies hold their elections. But with so many ways to vote now (unless the R's destroy them all) then 
it doesn't seem as urgent or necessary.

There used to be laws on many books that bars would be closed on election day. So you could go vote for those that would drive you to drink later on, I guess.  :)

Does anyone know any place that still requires bars to be closed on election day?


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6073 on: June 19, 2021, 01:59:02 PM »
Hard to get up-to-date info. This article dates from 2008.

https://www.distilledspirits.org/news/seven-states-still-force-prohibition-era-bans-on-election-day-alcohol-sales/

This might be a bit more up to date.

https://www.greenmatters.com/p/can-you-buy-alcohol-on-election-day

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As of November 2020, only parts of Puerto Rico, as well as certain Alaskan jurisdictions, have Election Day dry laws in place. So if you live in Alaska or Puerto Rico, check your municipality's website or call your local bar or liquor store before attempting to head out for a drink. If you live anywhere in the U.S. besides those two places, you should be fine to pick up alcohol today.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6074 on: June 19, 2021, 04:41:31 PM »
Sometimes a drink is the ONLY way to make through an Election cycle!! Just sayin'....... ;D :P :laugh: