General Discussion, Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  1. lovely says:

    Well the swans were shy yesterday but the sky was beautiful.

    And we had a happy happy dog day 😊

    Liked by 6 people

  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    From Saturday night’s vantage point:

    “Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
    [from The Book of Common Prayer]

    Liked by 8 people

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    And this, for day or night:

    “Your accumulated offences do not surpass the multitude of God’s mercies: your wounds do not surpass the great Physician’s skill.”

    [Cyril of Jerusalem, 313-386 AD]

    Liked by 7 people

  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Could this be the year that
    the Demrats are dumped?

    Liked by 5 people

  5. texan59 says:

    I may not be up as early as I was yesterday, so coffee up y’all. πŸ˜†

    Liked by 6 people

  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Liked by 7 people

  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 6 people

  8. 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 and coffee!

    Liked by 9 people

  9. lovely says:

    It seems. Shocking though it is πŸ™„ that Kaepernick is opportunistic hypocritical vile filth.

    He does not care about black people, imagine that πŸ€” could it be?

    Bears DE: Kaepernick used N-word

    Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Colin Kaepernick used the N-word to address him during Chicago’s Week 2 win over San Francisco.

    And so it goes.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. lovely says:

    Please pray for this girl. What a brave young woman. Pray for all people that we do what we need to do to stop the savages of Islam.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. stella says:

    Biofuels worse for climate change than gas, U-M study says

    http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/08/25/u-m-study-biofuels-worse-climate-change-than-gasoline/89265358/

    The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry β€” promoted and expanded for more than a decade by the federal government β€” may be built on a false assumption, according to a University of Michigan study published Thursday that is sure to stir all sides in the contentious debate over the industry.

    Despite their purported advantages, biofuels β€” created from crops such as corn or soybeans β€” cause more emissions of climate change-causing carbon dioxide than gasoline, according to the study from U-M Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco.

    I knew it. Just happy that it has been confirmed by a reputable source.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. czarowniczy says:

    While I’m sitting down hsving my Sunday coffee I get a chance to reminisce. Today the thoughts of three WWII Sergeants Major I had the privilege to wotk with thru the late 80s came to mind.
    All three had service experience in the ETO, two also in Korea and all three served during Vietnam, thry were in uniform from the 40s thru the 80s.
    One, SGM Mac, always had my back. He retired shortly after I transferred out and as we lived closeby we kept in touch. His love was black labs and retriever trials and as soon as he’d retired he threw himself into it full tilt.
    I received a call from him one day, he was in the hospital. Seems he was out on the Mississippi River levee running his prize lab when the dog got a bit rambunctious, ran in front of him, Mac tripped over the dog and fell down the levee. He wasn’t worried, even though he relized his leg was broken, he was a retired NOPD officer and had his gun and cell phone. Little danger of the predators that wandered the levees looking for prey picking him…but when the EMTs responded he wouldn’t leave until the responding officers assured him they’d take the dog to the vets for a checkup.
    About acyear later I’m reading the newspaper and in the local section’s a story on how Mac was out in his boat in the nextbparish’s marsh, working a lab again, when a nasty winter storm blew in. It was wicked, windy, rainy, high winds and bitter cold. He gotbon uis cell and called for help, hecwas sure that the way things were going he was going to capsize. The Coast Guard sent out it’s local rescue chopper andvthey lowered a sling but Mac wouldn’t get in until they hoisted his lab so they brought the lab up and in then Mac willingly went.
    SGM Moose was our office anchor, he loved to drink but it never interfered with his job. SGM Ashton was a true Cajun, half Indian, half French Cajun and had an accent you could cut with an ax. He came from the back-swamp of Acadiana into thevArmynin WWII where he was put into a tank destroyer unit that saw heavy action from day one thru the end of the war. He never talked about it but his records had more awards than any two people I’d ever seen. He’d spend hours telling us stories about his youth in the half-Indian, half-Cajun world he lived in. I never knew there were so many ways to cook song birds.
    Just three of the people I’ve been blessed to know.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Czar, Thankyou. We are truly blessed to have met America’s best, and at time worst. The good soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines always out number the slackers. Thou some of those slackers, when the chips are down, are standing along side of you.
      We have never met, face to face. But I know you, tough as nails a no BS kind of soldier who took good care of the troop, and soldiers. Officers come and go, the troop remains because of excellent soldiers like yourself.

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  13. Pam says:

    I’m going to try to post this picture. If I am successful, I have a comment.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Pam says:

      Sorry that it’s large. This is only the second time I’ve been able to successfully post a pic.

      This is one of the Benedictine monks from Norcia. He and another monk have stayed behind in the area and the two tents are their home for now. Rainy season and cold weather is coming soon to the region.

      I find this picture incredibly moving. We don’t see men like this in our world anymore. This man, who appears to be one of the younger monks, has chosen to live in this world separated unto his God. People today, especially in the active, work and problem-solving mentality of Americans (which may also be disappearing) find it hard to understand a man like this. The mission of these monks is prayer, not works. They work to sustain themselves. This was part of the reform of St. Benedict.

      Every parish church in the area of Norcia is damaged. The little underground crypt church is the only sanctuary able to be used, but it’s very small. All the years of work these monks have put into restoring the Basilica, and the buildings have been found to be unstable, so the monks can’t use them. The leader of their community has put out a message every day, and not one word of complaint or negativity can be found. He just calmly states the facts, as his community of men continue their daily prayers in a temporary location. They had to relocate out of the area for a time, but the two using the tents were left behind….to continue their mission of prayer in Norcia. Since many of these monks are Americans, I would imagine their first impulse was to get out into the community and start “doing.” These are not effete, lazy men. But there are others there, present and capable, to “do” in the way good people react in a crisis. Although the two men left there no doubt spend time with the people in the village and I’m sure they help as they can, their disciplined times of prayer are the priority.

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  14. Howie says:

    Look at the tropics. Wild. Crazy looking.

    Liked by 4 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Tell me about it. Those who went thru Katrina are getting those feelings in the pits of our stomachs. A lot of post-K transplants have their heads firmly planted up their behinds and think the levees will protect them and any utility disruptions will be resolved immediately. Bwaaahaaahaahaa.
      Even more believe that all they have to do is drive up here north of the lake, park in our lots and wait the storm out. Little fo they know but the various LEA will be closing off the Interstate exits and others will be patrolling the various parking sites for anyone who slips through. The mess that many Katrina kampers left behind still remains in our minds. Our emergency planning does not include their lack of emergency planning.

      Liked by 7 people

      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Hope you all stay safe, no matter what shows up.

        Liked by 4 people

        • czarowniczy says:

          Thanks, by sheer chance I’d delayed getting a whole-house backup generator put in…that will be rectified shortly. Local,propane folks are great – they were out delivering within 3 days of Katrina passing but we’re getting a spare tank just in case. We’re not zakly priority out here when it comes to restoring electricity.

          Liked by 4 people

          • WeeWeed says:

            I can’t help yer big livestock, Z, but if it all goes to hell grab the Czarina, cats, dogs & head for S’port. I’m here.

            Liked by 3 people

            • czarowniczy says:

              Thanks. I don’t have to bring an emergency supply of NOLA thugs do I? I hear you have your own supply.

              Liked by 3 people

              • WeeWeed says:

                Yeah, we’re eat up on our own, thanks, but I appreciate the thought! Thought I’se gonna be mugged over a damcigarette today a little south ‘a here. That or chicken, ya’s never know……..

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Nonononono…it would have been “GUUUUNNNNNNN CRIIIIIIMMMMMEEEEEE,”. It w that infernal gun thst caused that potential rocket scientist to turn to a life of crime and attempt to steal your cigarette/fried chicken/whatever.

                  Liked by 3 people

                • Col.(R) Ken says:

                  If ANYBODY ever, ever, ever, lays a hand on you Ms.WeeWeed, their days in this world are number. And this applies to ALL of the ladies here.

                  Liked by 5 people

    • nyetneetot says:

      It almost looks like what computer sci students in the late 80’s got excited about…

      Liked by 3 people

  15. czarowniczy says:

    Breaking news around New Orleans is that there was a crash on the I-10 west of the city that killed two people and injured some 40 others. One of the dead is a St Johns Parish fire chief, and two of the other injured were firemen, one having just been taken out of the ICU.
    Firemen were responding to an accident on the I-10 and used their firetruck to block the interstate. Along comes a speeding party bus full of construction workers bound for flood relief in Baton Rouge, slams into the fire truck and two other cars. Three firemen were knocked off the elevated interstate and into the bayou below and one of the cars was hit so hard the passenger in the back seat was killed. The majority of the injured were on the party bus.
    Now for the rest of the story. The driver of the bus is an undocumented Honduran without a drivers licence and it’s being reported the majority of the workers on the bus, if not all, were also Honduran. No word on their immigration status. Owner of the rented bus has been contacted but is declining comment. ICE had been contacted and says it is aware of the situation but has taken no no action as of yet (accident was early this AM).

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Went south to Coushatta today to a bit of property we own down there……. one tree down, needs to be cut up and DH can’t do it yet (shoulder.) And I ain’t gonna, so there’s that…… plus, ants. I hate ants.
    We were gathering up some engineering books and manuals for a school in Minden – some guy over there is taking a lot of our (hoarding, if ya’s ask me) “collection” for a good purpose. I was DELIGHTED to go down there and haul boxes in the heat. So far we’ve delivered at least 14 packing boxes and tubs of pure, old, BOOKS. (This guy in Minden hates the new engineers out of school because all they know is computers and “autoshit.” Lol.)
    Books is heavy, so I’ma drink a beer now.

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    • texan59 says:

      Buncha Poindexters, eh?

      Liked by 4 people

      • MaryfromMarin says:

        I bought some glasses like that once. At a party store/dollar store. Can’t remember why.

        No bow tie, though, and my hair looked better than that. Lots.

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    • lovely says:

      I hate ants.

      Did I ever tell you about this yankees introduction to Fire Ants? they were my “Welcome to NC.” 😐

      It sounds like your drying out so that is a good thing. Cold beer, well deserved.

      Ever try bringing books to Half Price Books? Heh heh I told them I’d rather donate them to thrift store.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        How about those ant hills up in the A Shau Valley, or Jungle School Panama…….yeah those fire in Ga. Were nasty, until you put some liter fluid on them…..

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        • lovely says:

          I was putting something in the ground, I can’t remember what, the whole experience is a blur, I felt something stick me like a needle, then something else, and then again I look down and there are ugly ants crawling up my leg and biting me.

          Most of the stuff after that is hazy. Remember I’m a Chicagoan I can deal with large predators but this was sneak attack by little fanged finks from the underworld.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Oh yeah, Ft Sherman, home of the five course reptile meal. Yumm, chicken of the tree…

          Like

      • czarowniczy says:

        I’ve been bit so many times THEY get rashes when the chew on me.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      “And I ain’t gonna, so there’s that…… plus, ants. I hate ants.”

      I have two that I don’t speak with, and an uncle.

      And everything out of school is that way. Nobody knows how to check and see if the computer was correct anymore.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You in Coushatta, me in Bogalusa…both cities thst regularly get raked over the coals as examples of pre-progressive revanchist Old South behaviors.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. texan59 says:

    Miss Wee, this little one is from your neck of the woods. Go big, or go home. πŸ˜†

    Liked by 2 people

  18. czarowniczy says:

    I suppose that if Hillary is elected we can always declare that she’s THEIR president, not OURS; you know, like THEY did when Bush II was elected, and I’m sure they’ll respect our opinion as the Rats did theirs.

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