General Discussion, Sunday, August 21, 2016

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  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Great!!! The lights are on, having a slice of blueberry pie. Muffins will be eaten later……

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    A word to the wise. For the ages:

    Paris, 1787: It Reaches Manhattan, Doubtless Due to Continental Drift

    http://fredoneverything.org/paris-1877-it-reaches-manhattan-doubtless-due-to-continental-drift/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      What can ya say? Wherever you go, here or abroad, you’re honna have malcontents who are upset thst someone has more than they do. It’s natural for people to want more abd more but fate, laziness to some degree or bad decisions leaves some with little more than a bad taste in the mouth.
      Many crooks try to bond with the arresting oficer by going on about how fate or circumstances, never laziness, has caused them to steal from people ‘who have o much and will bever miss it’. Food I can sort of understand but expensive cars, big flatscreen TVs and jewelry…. nope.
      Once the rabble offs the rich and steals their s@@@, as George Carlin would say, who are they going to blame for their continuing economic and social malaise? As unpopular as it is to say it, a lot of the poor are poor for good reasons. Miserable decisions result most often in miserable circumstances. Let the Rabble eat the rich, as soon as they’ve digested them they’ll be hungry again.
      My being pissed at Gates has nothing to do with his having more disposable income than some small countries, it’s largely rooted in Windows 10. I don’t resent his wealth, .
      I resent his product, I’d gladly put his head in a basket for that.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      OK. I read it. It’s crap. The author is perpetuating all the same myths regarding the “French revolution”. It wasn’t grassroots. It happened all across Europe, the UK and in America at relatively the same time period. It was just successful in France. It was tried again by new people in the 1840’s.
      Putting the historical errors aside, the article is only correct from the aspect that people may revolt, just not from the causes ascribed.

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    I was at the bar the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar.

    Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so I approached and asked, “Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland?”

    One of them angrily screeched, “It’s Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!”

    So I apologized and replied, “I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Scotland?”

    And that’s the last thing I remember.

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  5. ZurichMike says:

    Breakfast, in case the good Colonel’s offering was not enough:

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!!

    And…. it’s still rainin’………

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| ( and Czarina πŸ™‚ 🍸 )
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ ctdar! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Every time I see the bisquits and gravy I feel like jumping on plane to Georgia or Alabama to rush to the nearest breakfast diner.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Let’s not denigrate Mississippi biscuit prowess or that NOLA traditional breakfast of grits and grillades, calas and chicory coffee.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          Not denigrating. Just never had it. Sounds yummy. Had to look it up. Calas sound like something right up my alley. Mmm.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            ,Denigrating’ was perhaps too strong of a word, I was distracted by thoughs of a resturant in thebold Jax Brewery complex in the Quarter where wife and I used to go and sit outside, watch the sun come up over the Mississippi and eat grits and grillades for breakfast. Long gone now, probably some millenial,free-trade, gluten-free, organic vegan torture chamber.

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            • ZurichMike says:

              Best greasy spoon I ever ate at was in New Hampshire in a tiny restaurant behind a gas station where you entered through the garage bay door. Amazing breakfast for $4.00

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            • czarowniczy says:

              If you do try NOLA breakfast I suggest Elizabeth’s or Cafe Adelaide. Your concierge should be able to direct you…if s/he can’t, find one who can.

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              • Cafe du Monde for some beignets!!!!

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              • ZurichMike says:

                I was in NO once some 30 years ago and I remember taking a trolley out past some lovely antebellum homes to a restaurant where the waiters all wore bowties and striped shirts. For the life of me I can’t remember the name of the restaurant — but it was an excellent breakfast.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Post Katrina the streetcar system’s been restored and expanded. Your route was most likely the one from downtown along St Charles to Carrollton where it turned around came backmto town.
                  Not sure what the restaurant was, sounds like you ate along St Charles and a lot of restaurants have turned over, but there are still a lot of really nice ones along the route.
                  Post-K there’s been a lot of nouvelle NOLA chefs who’ve moved in but I still deeply love the traditional New Orleans foods.

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              • ZurichMike says:

                Camelia Grill! I just googled “famous breakfast joints in New Orleans” and this was a top 10. Photos show the waiters wearing bowties, but white, not striped shirts.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Camillia’s a trafitional old diner serving diner food on an original diner. Inused to do details at the now defunct Cuco’s and we’d do late night meals there after Cuco’s closed. It’s great stuff, great atmosphere and great old diner food but not the old Creole NOLA cuisine. Still worth a visit and you can get breakfast at any time.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Nye!!! Everyone!!!! Good old fashion Army Breakfast! SOS!!! Thank you, Sir!!!!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Old fashioned is right. I liked the days when each company had its own mess team and they were responsible directly to the folks they fed. My old engineer company hsd a super team. After working for 16 hours and slerping for 6 they’d fix a meal that made it all seem better.
        I’d posted this before but in memorium of our old professional mess sergeant: he had a policy to have fresh coffee 24/7 when we were in the field. To keep a company (approx 125 soldiers) stocked he’d make about 20 gallons in of the huge mess pots. Before a deployment he’d go to the quartermaster and get a box of new GI wool socks, wash them out and stow them with the gear. Come coffee time he’d fill a sock with the requisite amount of coffee, toss it into the boiling pot and, viola, coffee with minimal grounds.

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        • WeeWeed says:

          Brilliant, really……

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Those old mess cooks had to be. Our engineer mess srction used to have, as issued equipment, a complete butcher’s set, knives down to big meat saws. Deal was that if you were moving hard and fast you might have to live off the land and local game or livestock may be your commissary.
            That portable stove/oven they had was a multifuel rig that could burn coal or wood. They’d cook anything on/in that rig you could make in your kitchen and we were always well fed.

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            • WeeWeed says:

              One of my good friends from back in the day was a Navy cook. He taught us the best foods to make for parties (especially winter – soups) and how to replenish as more folks showed up. He made it so easy, and I miss him. Until we met him, “ham soup” had never crossed my lips.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Exactly what I wanted for breakfast. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      My doughnuts! (There are two favorites on that platter. And two–maybe three–others I’d eat if nothing else was available.)

      Okay, we’re even again.

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    • TYVM Nyet! That is the perfect libation for me!

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  8. Pam says:

    Anyone remember this old hymn?? Have a peaceful, blessed Sunday y’all.

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  9. nyetneetot says:

    White House: We’ll β€˜Almost Undoubtedly Discover’ Our Cyber Plan Isn’t β€˜Entirely Right’
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/08/17/white-house-well-almost-undoubtedly-discover-our-cyber-plan-isnt-entirely-right/

    Best comment:
    “Daniel is obviously the right man, at the right time for the right job as he can talk around the problem when asked specifically about it without answering it and obfuscating it to the point that by the end of reading his answer, you’ve forgotten the question. Right on bureaucratic bs to the max. Sort of like my run on sentence at the beginning, you sort of phase out in the middle and stop giving a ….”

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Just heard from the guy who has the game cameras over by our hog traps – he has a couple of 300-400 pound boars showing up. I think we’re gonna need a bigger gun.

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  11. The Tundra PA says:

    Morning all! Stella, MOTUS made me think of you this morning:

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2016/08/remembering-one-of-things-that-made.html#.V7nXaq1Qpf0

    Some nice photos in the comments, too.

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  12. Howie says:

    How Sweet it is. Just got my extra well going with a pitcher pump on it!!! Pumps like crazy!

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  13. MaryfromMarin says:

    FYI…

    Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-stockpiling-idUSKCN10W0MJ

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  14. stella says:

    Temp just dropped into the high 60’s here; clouds rolling in.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Same here Stella, cooler this evening, was going to set up the scope, then clouds moved in. Got to cut the yard, and normal grass cutting around farm this week. Have noticed the weeds are back, in driveway, around flower beds, more bleach to spray……
      Noticed a lot of rabbits around this year, maybe 10-12 around the house more on the farm most I have seen in a couple of years…….

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    • WeeWeed says:

      I hate fall and winter. And it’s coming early. Cool here, too.
      Of course it COULD be this unending rain…. I dunno…..

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  15. stella says:

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