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    The Hobby Lobby in Roseville is massive. The first time I strolled through, I had the radio commercial running through my head about getting lost in a big home improvement store. I am not a crafter, but my kids often need this & that for school. They have EVERYTHING and more. They also have a lot of home decorating items and small furniture. I do not think it will affect JoAnn because they are primarily a fabric/sewing store. My 1st trip to Hobby Lobby was for large buttons. I walked around this massive store and found a tiny display of buttons in their small sewing section. I told the employee, “surely you have more buttons.” She laughed and said that was it.

    You can print a 40% off one item coupon online–always.

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    I don’t know what I thought a rent-a-rink would look like, but I think they probably nailed it. Oh Doc, I had every intention of going. But, I wanted to go for “an experience” not to skate just anywhere. The park would have been a lovely setting. If I’m going to pay for something, it is going to be worth my money. I hope it brings enjoyment to many–plywood, railroad tracks, and all. And, most espeically, to you, Raven.

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    I have decided not to go simply by driving by. Yes, that is true. I drove by on Saturday morning around 11:30. It was very crowded at that particular time. I always find parking in Old Town, so that is not an issue for me. I choose what I would like to spend my money on and that particular rink will not be it. I drove by on my way to another destination, but with the intent to “check out” the rink for a future visit. I am not sure what I expected, but that certainly was not it.

    I’m not quite sure I understand the overwhelming need of Doc and Raven to say what I saw with my own eyes…I didn’t actually see…but, I am glad to know each has had or knows people who have had a lovely time.

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    I’m glad it is fun once you are there and on the ice. Driving by, you get a completely different impression.

    Raven, really?!

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    Has anyone been? I drove by on Saturday. Um…I won’t be going. More power to those that can crowd in a 20×20 ft ice circle surrounded by plywood and railroad tracks and enjoy themselves though.

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    @EGL Admin 70410 wrote:

    Based on the number of cops who get busted for DUI’s and breaking laws, I don’t think they should get special exemptions. And we all know if they get pulled over by another cop there is a good chance they will be let off, or escorted home. That is really BS. People that know better that have witnessed first hand the impacts these things have on people’s lives should be held to a higher standard. If someone is going to say well they have training that allows them to be able to drive and use a phone or a computer, then you can’t say they are human and make mistakes because you are saying they are better than they average person in one case and just human in another.

    I think SEA was referring to special exemptions for phone usage. They do have training that allows them to be able to drive and use a phone or a computer… They are better than the average person in that respect.

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    And, finally (seriously–I really need to go have a drink or something. HA!) my “morally bankrupt” tangent (which cme5 is a trooper about) is my frustration of the “ME” mentality. People don’t want to be held accountable to anyone–certainly not God. They want THEIR rights and THEIR freedoms and THEIR entitlements. Screw the “rich” and the taxpayers. Screw God and any higher power. ME, ME, ME. When you are not accountable to anyone (even to your fellow citizens, Al), then you have lost your way.

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    @newmom 69413 wrote:

    I agree with you Karen. Many, Christians are the most morally bankrupt people in the world, while others who happen to either follow another religion, or none at all, might have the best morals. Being a Christian is not a sign of being a moral person.

    Um, yeah. Whatever gets you through life. Cheers!

    And, yes, I am in a foul mood this morning. The religion paranoia is getting old. So, don’t believe. Don’t infringe on my rights to believe. It’s the same argument you give for your issues. It’s really a dog chasing its tail.

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    It’s not like it matters to me–your opinion. (Nor does mine matter to you.) That sounds cold, but the truth is, this is no surprise to believers. It is the way it is supposed to go. Man becomes morally bankrupt. Man has a chance to know Jesus. He choses to or he does not. Jesus comes.

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    @karen 69409 wrote:

    If you’re trying to imply that anyone who’s not Christian is “morally bankrupt” then that truly is sad.

    We are morally bankrupt and it’s because religion is being pushed out of our country. That’s pretty clear, but I’ll play your game. There is a push to do away with and avoid all religion. I didn’t say YOU HAVE to be a Christian or “insert religion of choice here.” There is a push to make it all go away. You don’t have to believe, but why the paranoia if I do? Why the instinct to avoid voting in a decent human being because he believes in God? Lack of morality IS a problem. I think that much is obvious.

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    @karen 69406 wrote:

    They can be blow hard on social issues all they want. No one’s saying they shouldn’t be allowed. Again, just don’t wonder why they keep losing.

    I don’t wonder. It is no surprise to me. This is a representation of our nation. The people have spoken. I am more concerned with “the people” than I am with their representation.

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    And if they don’t call themselves “The Christian Party” and they come out as pro-life…then you will label them as such anyway. You can’t allow one side to blow hard on social issues and not the other.

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    @kindrlindr 69401 wrote:

    LC….
    “The Democrats ran a bitter, negative campaign and it worked. Romney almost always took the high road. Call it the right thing to do, but when you’re fighting unions and entitlements you need to get down in the trenches and mud like Obama did”

    That IMHO is why Romney lost. His unwillingness to “fight fire with fire” due to his principles was honorable, but we will now suffer because of it.

    I think it says more about our country. Why do we vote for the less honorable? I say we get what we deserve. I feel really defeated this morning and it’s more about the fall of man than Obama winning.

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    I should clarify, Christianity is being pushed out of our country.

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    Either social issues are in or out of an election. Obviously, they should be in because government has a part in social issues. So…conservatives are conservative on social issues–a lot of it religion based. You can’t just have a Democrat carrying on about pro-choice and gay marriage issues and have a Republican shut his mouth. Or, you’d like to have a Republican be pro-life and anti-gay marriage, but not claim it is in the name of religion? It stands as I said it: it is sad. We are morally bankrupt and people don’t want to admit it’s because religion is being pushed out of our country.

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