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Val Strate

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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in The Official Photo Caption Thread   
    Yes, yes, it takes the prutty pictures of Daisy and does what it's told.
    [sorry I couldn't help myself]
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in Anyone trying to lose weight?   
    No we don't have 'Slimming World' in the US but there are weight loss groups and magizines of all sorts here. Weight Watchers is a common weight loss group or Jenny Craig is another. I'm in one called T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibily), and it's worked for me. Every T.O.P.S. chapter has meetings once a week and we record our progress. I'm still working on lossing weight and I'm about half way to my goal weight. Then when you have lost your weight in T.O.P.S. you get bumped into being a K.O.P.S. (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibily), they don't just leave you in T.O.P.S., they help you out and keep supporting you for as long as you feel you need it. I realize that I need to stay with T.O.P.S. because of the acountability. Weight loss for some people is something they have to think about every day and have to be concerned about it. I don't have a high enough metabolism to process food like everyone else and yes, it's a struggle for me. However, it's no excuse for me to be overweight and allow myself to slowly kill my body with over-eating or even lack of exercise because I'm born that way.
    Things that are working for me, is to measure my portions, exercise regularly, eat three sensible meals a day, look for spiritual guidance and drink 8 cups of water a day or more, and not eat two hours before bedtime. These tips, I have stuck by and they have helped me loose a large amount of weight. You're going to have slow weeks and fast weeks, where you loose a lot or bearly any at all. Having a weight problem, a real weight problem, I'm talking about over 50 pounds or more overweight, is like being an alcholic. Food becomes a drug to an severally overweight person. You're also stuck in cycles of habits that are unhealthy and they are hard to break. It's hard for someone who is skinny and never had to deal with this problem to understand what it is like.
    What spurred me to loose weight? It was a number of issues going on in my life currently, but the biggest one is the realization that I'm creeping up to one of those 'mile stone' birthdays soon and I go 'God am I old! Look at the shape I'm in! I'm going to die if I don't do something.' So yes, I'm trying to loose and I'm thankful you brought this up. Maybe we need a weight loss group on the group section in Hnet, 'The Hazzard Fat Farm'! LOL.
    Val
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in Venting - Why Crime is not Cool and that I now hate all criminal minds!   
    I have recently had a very unfortunate event happen to me. I was a victim of crime. This event has happened to me before and I realize that I need to be more careful, maybe it's a warning from the powers that be that I need to be more careful and less trusting of the world.
    However... with that being said, I currently work in a line of work that I have to deal with budding criminal minds every day. I have to help them complete their court ordered obligations so they can begin the rehabilitation processes.
    Now, after being a victim today of crime... I am reminded how different I am from criminal minds and how much the same I am. I want justice to be served, at any cost. I am rational about all this but inside, I am pissed and want to vomit at the very thought that I could be working with individuals that could have done the same type of crime that I am a victim of. I feel anger and violation that leaves me feeling embarrassed, stupid, exposed, and naive. I hate the feeling and it's happened before. Unfortunately... I know it very will happen at some point in my life again. I hate that possibility and wish I could do everything in my power from it happening again. I didn't grow up on the wrong side of the tracks and I don't give a crap if someone else who did and feels they have the right to victimize me, or feel that they can just do what they want to because they were raised wrong. I don't give a crap if the world is ugly. I know for a fact, it's not all that way all the time! Why? Because I LIVED IT! I did live in a world of "Mayberry or Hazzard County" I lived in a world that even though you get lemons sometimes there is always lemonade. Not a world where people have no respect and have the right to make a conscious decision to commit a crime and have no regard for their victim. You know what, sociopaths like that can be disposed of... I don't care how, but it's sad that they have to exist in this world. If you have no respect for your fellow man and feel the world owes you everything, you can take a hike and get the heck out of town because you don't belong in "Mayberry or Hazzard County", and if you want what 'we' "Mayberry or Hazzard County" have, they you sure are not going to get it by trying to take it from us. Oh, sure, we're suppose to be understanding. We're suppose to do things that can protect ourselves and our property from your diabolical habits. After all, you can't help yourself, you're a criminal! All of the good, honest, honorable, hardworking, self-respecting people should bend to your life because you just can't help but commit crime. Who cares if you cause heartache, pain, suffering, hey the world owes you right, and that sucker shouldn't have been there in the first place. They had it coming... WRONG! What gives you the right to think that way? What gives you the right to make a black and white world gray? You can justify your actions to yourself all day long but in the end... YOU ARE WRONG! We all are. We all are sinners to some degree. The difference between you and me is the fact that I try to respect others, I try to live in "Mayberry or Hazzard County", and I put myself through hardships in order to obtain reward. I have privilege because I earned it! I learned the difference between right and wrong, and I played the game by the rules and I'm finally winning at it. It takes honor, guts and bravery to live life with respect and to not be a coward and do the evil thing, or the thing that is wrong but you make it right in your mind. I also know people who have less than I and live in the world I do and have way more than YOU, and I'm not talking about material wealth. People tell me to start seeing gray in the world; no it's about time that the world started to go back to black and white. Now yes, I know that the world is gray, but if I see the world your way, 'gray', I will lose my world of black and white, which you have already stepped on and attempted to destroy.
    Now for everyone out there who wonders who I am talking to...? It's the criminal mind out there. I just want all those who think that way... I am really starting to have a hate for you. Yes, it's a strong word but after what I have been through with the criminal world, I have that right.
    Sincerely,
    Valerie M. Strate
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in General Lee voted Top Car Star   
    I've seen Bullit, Brian. Ah yes, with Steve McQueen, mmm mmmm mmmm! Sherly Crow has a song about him that pays tribute to that movie. Yeah, the chase sence is pretty intense. The end is not what I expected. Even tho' I'm not a Ford fan, that mustang is pretty sharp.
    *Humming* Like Steve McQueen, driving a fast machine...
    LOL
    Val
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in RIP Buck Owens   
    He also was one of the celebrities caught in Rosco's speed trap.
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in Congratulations Val Strate!   
    Oh wow! Thank you so much guys! I guess I definately need to pop in here more. I do love the dukes still and have the full box set at home. My husband and I love watching the DVDs on the few nights that we do have time together. I tell you, bliss for a Duke fan is marrying a Duke fan.
    Thank you so much for this honnor. I have wrote duke fan fiction, specializing in Enos fiction. I find writing calming and exciting. Thank you so much for the congrads everyone.
    I'm sorry I haven't been around as much but I hope to return and continue my writing.
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Skipper Duke in Duke fans Help! Need your support!   
    I haven't been to the CMT boards but if they delete posts that are just mildly expressive and low key deliberations, is rather insidious.
    Face the fact Brian, maybe the CMT moderaters just delete posts that are beyond there retention levels of comprehension. You're just beyond their levels of intellectual lyrical stimulation.
    I see no problems with causing some nefarious behavior with some sophisticated and urbane dialect as long as it's tastful. Keeps life quite fascinating.
    In other words:
    Face it baby, yer baffle'em with yer BS.
    Guess that word-of-the-day toilet paper does come in handy!
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    Val Strate reacted to GeneralLeeGirl in Dumb Laws   
    Hey everybody!
    So in Physics today, to keep us paying attention, my physics teacher puller up a bunch of dumb laws. They made me laugh pretty hard.
    Here's some from my homeland of Canada! Woot-woot! LOL
    In the City of Edmonton: If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.
    When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.
    If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m
    You may never use dice to play craps. (what else are you going to play with!?!)
    Citizens may not publicly remove bandages
    It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile
    In Alaska: (these are good!)
    You may not throw an intoxicated moose out of a moving airplane. (First off, how do you get a moose drunk? Second, how do you get a drunk moose on and airplane? Third, how do you throw a drunk moose out of a moving airplane? Fourth, Why did they need to make this law?!?!)
    Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
    You may not drive barefooted.
    It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses.
    It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.
    Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
    It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
    Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
    Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
    Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men. ( I like that one!!)
    It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. (NO DUH!!!)
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    Val Strate got a reaction from Julieduke in Fanfic Chat Schedule   
    S-A-T- UR-D-A-YYYYYYY! Niiiiiiiight.
    Sorry, couldn't help it.
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    Val Strate reacted to Denver C. in Would you go to Dukesfest if no General Lees or Police cars were there?   
    I agree with Daney. When I went to Dukesfest, the only time I saw the cars, really was the parade of General Lees. I spent most of my time in lines waiting to see the cast members and talking with other fans - which is mostly what I went for in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I love the car, and would love to have one myself, but remember, "the car is the star of the show" is the mindset that brought us the Coy and Vance episodes!
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    Val Strate reacted to Julieduke in Dog Collar Challenge   
    Hey did everybody meet my english beau her Bond, James Bond he love me no matter what. But, he doesn't think that the Sheriff or his Deputies can catch him when he drives fast thow.
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    Val Strate reacted to lost_sheep3 in Sonny's appearance on Hee Haw!   
    I just found this on YouTube and thought I'd share....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joW4Z_jGsNg
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    Val Strate reacted to daisyn'enos in Enos quotes   
    These were originally posted in the Daisy quite thread, but there are some good Enos lines in here, so I thought i'd post them here.
    Daisy: Enos, we'll have to stop meeting like this. People are gonna talk.
    Enos: Shucks Daisy. I thought you were Bo and Luke.
    Daisy: Enos, don't you know the difference between boys and girls.
    Enos: (mutters) I know there's a difference...
    Rosco: Daisy Duke! I thought you were Bo.
    Daisy: Rosco, if you can't tell the difference between me and Bo, either you're losing your eyesight or I'm losing my figure.
    Enos: Shucks Daisy, you ain't losing nothin' and I got 20-20 vision!
    does anyone know what episode they are from??????
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    Val Strate reacted to DukesFan82 in You should check out the website   
    You should check out the website is: www.retrojunk.com that has a lot of these shows for the 1960's-1990's and forum, too.
    Some of you were born in the 80's like me, you should check out and remember the childhood memories for shows that you have watched.
    Some of you were born in the 60's, you should check out and remember the childhood memories for shows that you have watched.
    Some of you were born in the 70's, you should check out and remember the childhood memories for shows that you have watched.
    Some of you were born in the 90's, you should check out and remember the childhood memories for shows that you have watched.
    ENJOY!
    I have looked at these 80's shows brings my childhood memories back that I used to watch for 7 years of the 1980's!

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    Val Strate got a reaction from MaryAnne in Schneider/Wopat slammed for 'racist' show   
    This is outrageous! I mean people are going to far with this Confederate flag BS. However I can believe it because when I was in high school, the high school wanted to ban all shirts, decals or any kind of appearance of the Confederate flag. The student body however fought back and won.
    Our argument was that the Confederate flag is a symbol and that it's interpreted how ever you want to interpret it. To some, it's a racist symbol, to others, it's a sign of heritage and rebellion that harrows the idea of freedom to fight for what you believe in, and even if you know you may loose the battle. To take that freedom of expression away from someone is just as much bigotry and hate as the idea of racism in the first place. It's also taking away a person’s right to express without harming anyone, which is the first amendment of this great nation, which so many have forgotten.
    I read the article from the Akron Beacon and I have to shake my head in dismay when I read this one phrase and I quote:
    But Edith Thrower, president of the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP, said she was contacted a few weeks ago by Pops conductor Erich Kunzel who told her that someone had suggested that a plan to refer to the TV show in promoting the performers' appearance would be offensive. He wanted the NAACP's reaction, she said.
    "I contacted our national office and was advised that it would be best if we didn't support an effort like this," said Thrower. "It's very clear how we feel about the Confederate flag and the long and arduous fight we have conducted to get rid of that symbol of a very unpleasant time in our history."
    Ok, hold on here, it's a problem because you feel it's a problem. That is the problem with political correctness. Sometimes political correctness is needed but when it's in extreme like this case, it's no better than its solutions! Racism and bigotry is a feeling a person has about a race of people. It's obvious that the knee-jerking political correctness crowd is no better because they are making unfair judgments about a TV show (which they probably have never watched).
    We Duke Fans aren't hurting anyone. Just in our theme song it even says, "Just a good old boys, never meanin' no harm...†We like the culture of the South, and for the Cincinnati orchestra to say they don't want to celebrate southern culture is just as bad as the idea that Confederate flag is a symbol of hate and everyone who displays it is a bigot. Now that is racism right there, and I tell you, racism does go both ways. Anyone who is educated on the matter should know that fact.
    People really need to stop being so uptight about what is and what isn't.
    Stick a fork in me, cause I'm done...
    Val Strate
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    Val Strate reacted to Qualapec the She-Wolf in House, M.D.   
    Does anyone watch it?
    ~She-Wolf
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    Val Strate got a reaction from MaryAnne in Appomattox Challenge - MaryAnne's Upcoming Demotion   
    *Climbs up ontop of the proverbaly soap box*
    Hazzardites! Aren't you concerned? Isn't anyone besides me, MaryAnne and MM worried about the possibility of Hazzard going into the hands of chaos? I understand that you got control over things MM, but Brian is right you do have to sleep sometime, which means he will have time to come up with new schemes and plots. Citizens, this is serious! We need to rally to the cause and help back MaryAnne. He can't take MaryAnne's badge if the citizens of Hazzard show that we don't want it taken away!
    Like I called out to all my fellow Enos writers before, we must unite! Writers, it's time to write and save MaryAnne's badge!
    *blows in a conch shell to rally up the Hazzardnet writers*
    I don't care if you call yourself a writer or not, write some kind of story to send to help MaryAnne! Come on gang, we need to fight for the rite to write! Flood that mailbox!
    Val Strate
    Game Warden
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    Val Strate got a reaction from MaryAnne in Appomattox Challenge - MaryAnne's Upcoming Demotion   
    Ban MaryAnne?! Brian takin' over?! Crickets and Crocs! This is outrageous!
    If Brian takes over, there will be chaos in the streets! The sun will shine during the night and the night will become day! The world will revolve backwards! All clocks will run counter clockwise! Cats and dogs will be living together! It's not natural! It's insane!
    As an upholder of nature and a fellow officer of the law, it my sworn duty to help protect the order which is here; I will take your challenge Mr. Coltrane!
    Don't worry MaryAnne, you have the endorsement of the Wildlife department behind ya!
    *Looks to the crowd* My fellow Hazzardites, we can not sit back and let this idly happen! It's time to take action! We need to preserve what we love. If you love the way Hazzardnet is, then stand up and fight for it! Write a story! Save MaryAnne's badge!
    I call all Enos writers out there, (and I know you're out there guys), rally to this cause! Help save Hazzardnet and MaryAnne!
    If Brian takes over there is no telling what will happen. Why, the whole format of the forums could change from our favorite orange and black to pink, with purple polka dots! Brian is a great leader but he's known for chaos and randomness. Help restore order! Save MaryAnne!
    It's time to start writing! *pounds fist into hand then looks around kind of clueless* Um... Has anyone seen my pencil?
    Val Strate
    Hazzard Game Warden
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    Val Strate got a reaction from MinDuke in Appomattox Challenge - MaryAnne's Upcoming Demotion   
    Ban MaryAnne?! Brian takin' over?! Crickets and Crocs! This is outrageous!
    If Brian takes over, there will be chaos in the streets! The sun will shine during the night and the night will become day! The world will revolve backwards! All clocks will run counter clockwise! Cats and dogs will be living together! It's not natural! It's insane!
    As an upholder of nature and a fellow officer of the law, it my sworn duty to help protect the order which is here; I will take your challenge Mr. Coltrane!
    Don't worry MaryAnne, you have the endorsement of the Wildlife department behind ya!
    *Looks to the crowd* My fellow Hazzardites, we can not sit back and let this idly happen! It's time to take action! We need to preserve what we love. If you love the way Hazzardnet is, then stand up and fight for it! Write a story! Save MaryAnne's badge!
    I call all Enos writers out there, (and I know you're out there guys), rally to this cause! Help save Hazzardnet and MaryAnne!
    If Brian takes over there is no telling what will happen. Why, the whole format of the forums could change from our favorite orange and black to pink, with purple polka dots! Brian is a great leader but he's known for chaos and randomness. Help restore order! Save MaryAnne!
    It's time to start writing! *pounds fist into hand then looks around kind of clueless* Um... Has anyone seen my pencil?
    Val Strate
    Hazzard Game Warden
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    Val Strate reacted to Kristy_DUke in Small article in Country Weekly   
    I am a subscriber to Country Weekly (A Country music magazine - this one has Kenny Chesney on the cover) and had gotten my latest magazine in the mail yesterday afternoon. I was surprised while looking through it to find an article in it about Dukefest. It was a small article mainly stating the event, when, where, and how to get tickets. What had gotten my attention was the small picture of Ben in The General.
    As I said, it was small and had probably had only taken an inch or so of the page, but was excited to see the announcement in the magazine. It was good to see a picture of Ben in it as well.
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    Val Strate reacted to Brian Coltrane in Dale Earnhardt Movie - Summer 2007   
    http://www.cmt.com/movies/dale/
    Dale Earnhardt is an unforgettable part of NASCAR history, and an icon of American culture. He was a true dogfighter without apology.
    NASCAR races have suffered declining attendance the past few years, and smaller, independent racetracks have closed all over the country. This movie represents more than Earnhardt's life and career - it represents an era of racing and fan devotion that NASCAR dearly needs to recover.
    But there will never be another Dale Earnhardt.
    -= 3 =-
    Brian
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    Val Strate reacted to james best in Hottest DOH female guest stars   
    dorothy collier is my wife james best/rosco
    she is no relation
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    Val Strate reacted to Enos Fan in Ways to get kicked out of Chemistry Lab   
    ~giggle~ My husband is a PhD in Chemistry. Perhaps i should ask him for some more to add to the list.
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    Val Strate reacted to Lukas_KD in Ways to get kicked out of Chemistry Lab   
    *chuckle* Cute, Val. I was never great at Chemistry, but at least I recognize the references... feel free to post more!
    ~Lukas
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    Val Strate got a reaction from AlexJackson in Attention all Strate fans: Chat   
    Howdy all,
    Seeing the growing number of 'Enos Strate fans' out there, I was wondering if ya'll want to have a chat this Sunday the 11th. I disscussed the idea with another DOH/Enos fan on the board and it sounds like a good idea. However, due to the fact that we all have different time zones and I noticed there are many international Enos fans out there, chat time this Sunday will be 1:30pm EST.
    I know that's early for most people who live in EST to be online, but I set it on a Sunday so that way it's the weekend and there is an actual possibility you can work around it and attend. It's also earilier for anyone else in the US who lives more westward but that's why it's on Sunday.
    I've heard form one international user that they are 6 hours ahead, of EST! Which puts them at 7:30! Wow! Maybe at least they can attend for a little while. We'll see what happens.
    Other DOH fans are welcome to attend as well, of course more the merrier. However for those that are fan's of hearing 'Possumonagumbush' you don't want to miss this. So break out the buttermilk and get yourself a corn dog on Sunday because we'll be talking about our 'hopeful rommantic' deputy, Enos Strate in the forum chatroom.
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