General Discussion, Thursday, September 22, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. See you in a few. ๐Ÿ™‚ #1

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Whoa, THAT photo is impressive ^^^ .

    “The Wall.”

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Maybe it’s just me….but every time I read this, I get hit with cognitive dissonance, in the spheres of both logic and compassion [YMMV]:

    San Rafael touts donation meters as panhandling mitigation

    http://www.marinij.com/social-affairs/20160919/san-rafael-touts-donation-meters-as-panhandling-mitigation

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    • czarowniczy says:

      No sweat, the city confirmed the meters are a ‘dignified alternative’.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        They are a convenient sidestep.

        “Spare a dollar for a cup of coffee?”

        “No, but look! I’ll drop a buck in the donation meter for you!” [walks away whistling]

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Switching from actual, perforated sheets of “food stamps”, because that’s what they were, to an EBT card was also a “dignified alternative”.

        Funny, that.

        Now we’re going to have Homeless Meters, where people drop quarters in slots.

        We’re quite possibly through the looking glass, folks.

        We knew what was coming. That is what makes the ride fun.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          One of the prime reasons the Feds switched from paper stamps to EBT was that food stamps had become THE de facto second currency in the country. You’d bust any illegal operation like a drug ring and you’d find bundles of food stamps, in ‘some’ areas it was easier to find fiid stamps than cash-cash.
          Also, crooked food stores eould buy them for cents on the dollar and cash them in. With EBT it’s easier to electronically check purchases on the EBT against the stores’ records. Doesn’t stop it, just makes the crooked process mo’ easier.

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  4. texan59 says:

    A haboob, Miss Stella?

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  5. ChinGum says:

    Lovely dust storm

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    Good prayer for every day:

    โ€œDo Thou, O LORD, protect us, guard us ever from this generation/On every side the wicked prowl as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.โ€

    โ€”Psalm 12:7โ€”

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  7. hocuspocus13 says:

    HAPPY๐ŸAUTUMN๐ŸEQUINOX

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Nite all, both my iPad and I are out of juice.

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  9. nyetneetot says:

    Morninโ€™ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Morninโ€™ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Morninโ€™ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Morninโ€™ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| ( and Czarina ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ )
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Morninโ€™ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Morninโ€™ Howie! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Morninโ€™ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Morninโ€™ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Morninโ€™ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Morninโ€™ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Morninโ€™ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Morninโ€™ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (2008 Chรขteau Haut Brion)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Nye!!! Everyone!!!! Now this is what I need this AM. Thank you…….

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Great breakfast. Thanks, Nyet. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Excellent breakfast with the basics and prominent bacon.

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      • lovely says:

        Good to see you Mike. How was the vacation?

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        • ZurichMike says:

          Still on vacation. Finished up the canyon parks yesterday, now going to Las Vegas for one day before flying back to Switzerland. Will visit Hoover Dam en route.

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          • lovely says:

            Sounds wonderful. My aunt and uncle took me and a friend on a road trip for my high school graduation present. The Grand Canyon and Vegas were both part of the journey and I have memories that will last a life time. I’ve heard that Lake Mead is way down. We swam there on our road trip I don’t know if that is still allowed now.

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          • amwick says:

            We stopped by Vegas for three nights, at the Flamingo. I saw Zumanity, and something else that involved ladies in feathers, oh, now I remember, it was Jubilee. Dh hated it, I want to go back.

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’!

      The hotel/motel we stayed in at Branson had free hot breakfast, we walked down and looked at it and it was pale scrambled eggs that looked to come from a microwave or box, sausage that was either microwaved or turkey sausage and powdered gravy and biscuits that would make Ellie Mae’s look appetizing. We passed on the free and went to Shoneys.

      We had stayed there before but it had been several years ago and now they’re under new management. They better learn to manage better in a hurry or they will fail. They give you two bath towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths and won’t answer the phone when you call and ask for more towels. My son, daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby stayed in one room, we had to go get pool towels for them.
      Then about 5 in the afternoon we all had gotten back to our rooms after swimming. I had just gotten out of my swimsuit and someone knocks once on the door and then opens the door. I dive for the bed and cover up, my husband was sitting on the end of the bed about to put his clothes back on and he dove under the bottom of the covers.
      This lady says she’s just checking to see if someone is in the room and then asks if we want a sign on the door. I tell her I would appreciate her shutting our door and getting the hell out.
      Once again nobody answers the phone, so I go down to the front desk and am told they are sorry but they’re under new management and are working on a new system. I told her how about a system where people don’t use a pass key barging into rooms, by this time I had learned she done the same thing to my kids telling them she didn’t think anyone was staying in the room and would let them know it was occupied.

      I’ve stayed at many places and never had that one happen before. Didn’t think about in the middle of the afternoon needing to use the little latch thing, but did after that. We tried to find another hotel but couldn’t find two rooms available, so were stuck at that point.
      At least it was clean, is about the only nice thing I can say about it.

      The rest of the trip was fun though, my grandson had a ball on the ducks and the train. He got to pet the animals at the zoo, he liked everything but the snake and told his Daddy to kill it, which cracked us up, but I don’t think anyone else found it as funny as we did.

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      • lovely says:

        powdered gravy and biscuits that would make Ellie Maeโ€™s look appetizing.

        At least Grannies stewed opossum wasn’t on the menu ๐Ÿ™‚

        Your grandson wanting grandpa to kill the snake is great!

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        • michellc says:

          He does not like snakes. We were in the yard one day and two copperheads were by the gate and one of them tried to bite his dog. He saw it and he saw them get killed.

          He likes to gather eggs and a rat snake was in a nest one day and scared him.

          So now he wants every snake killed. lol

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      • nyetneetot says:

        LOL!

        I’ve noticed it’s getting more common. The Mrs. and I jokingly call out “housekeeping” now when we walk into a room and the other is in some condition that would be laughingly awkward in a hotel.

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        • michellc says:

          It was quite crazy and once you see the room is occupied you’d think you’d say sorry and close the door, not ask questions about a sign.

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          • nyetneetot says:

            I like the ones that have a delivery to your room, see the do not disturb sign and try to open the locked door, then beat on the door to get you to accept the delivery. On the off chance you are in the shower, they will call several times from the front desk.
            Then they will pick up the fallen do not disturb sign and replace it on the door.

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            • michellc says:

              I guess I learned a valuable lesson, always use the lock that prevents them from barging in.
              We didn’t even have a sign until she arrived and then when we went out we had a do not disturb sign on the door.
              I’m still trying to figure out why that time in the afternoon they’d be going to the rooms anyway. Checkout is 11 a.m. and check in is 2 p.m.

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      • Glad you were able to have fun in spite of the hotel issues. I would not have been able to keep a level head with the staff/management.

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        • michellc says:

          My DH was the one who needed a cool head once the shock wore off.

          He gave his two cents as well when we were checking out, but his were she’s lucky she wasn’t shot. To that he got that would have been tragic to which he replied, “not really, she wouldn’t be barging into rooms anymore.”
          The folks about to check in looked like they were second guessing staying there. lol

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      • czarowniczy says:

        The eggs were older than Kenny Rogers…

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        We pulled off the road one night on a trip. There were conventions in town and we couldn’t get a room anywhere but this motel. I had grave misgivings as soon as we went to the desk. The people were wearing mideastern garb and I have no idea where they were from, but boy were they rude. We only stayed because my husband was too tired to drive any farther. But, we were glad to get out of there. He said after that, that we would never again stay any place where the people at the front desk were rude to us.

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        • amwick says:

          One of my most memorable hotel experiences was meeting an Amish millionaire at the hotel bar. You cannot make stuff like that up.

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        • michellc says:

          These were white folks and very friendly on the phone and in person, but I think were very new to running a motel.
          We made the mistake once of booking a room in a pet friendly hotel without seeing it or talking to anyone, just did it online.
          When we got there we found out it was ran by middle eastern folks, it was so nasty we never even unloaded our suitcase. We had to pay a cancellation fee, but it was worth it to not have to stay there.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We used to officially ride security on a semiannual meeting of Nigerian ‘businessmen’ that was held at a rather notorious NOLA motel. We parked out front, guests parked in the lot, FBI in the vans with blacked-out windows parked up and down the other side of the street.

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  11. lovely says:

    This is really hard to watch but it needs to get out there. I’d like to see it played on TV every day with the caption “Brought to you courtesy of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama”.

    White man begs for mercy as he is savagely attacked by thugs of Soros. Stay armed and alert folks.

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  12. WeeWeed says:

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  13. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Aging gracefully…

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    Am I just missing the reports on the nightly/noon MSM broadcasts or are y’all not hearing about US airstrikes targeting ISIS chemical weapons storage sites and the possible use of a mustard gas filled rocket by ISIS against US troops?

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    • lovely says:

      They are ignoring it. It doesn’t fit their narrative that the world is falling apart under Obama and Hillary promises more of the same.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        The rocket landed a few hundred meters away from an airbase the US troops were repairing for use (whaaaaaat?). First test on fragments tested positive for mustard gas but, as with any number of instances during Desert Storm, subsequent tests proved either negative or inconclusive. Oops, my bad, ALLEGEDLY proved negative or inconclusive.
        With as large of a chemical weapon stockpile Syria and Russia had stored there obe wonders how much of it has worked ita way outside of the Mideast for use at a more propitious time?

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    The primarily black ‘Take ’em Down NOLA’ group, dedicated to removing white-related monuments from the city, is saying it will go to Jackson Square this weekend, will violently move to destroy Andrew Jackson’s iconic statue, and have warned, warned mind you, NOPD to stay away during their ‘peaceful’ protest.
    Rub here is that the pre-warmer, fuzzier, PC pol administration such an ‘in yo’ faze’ insult to the city and PD would have been met with a ‘y’all wanna try dat’ response. No telling what this group will do.

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  16. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Clinton math…

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  17. michellc says:

    I don’t think this is a handbag I’d want, but I did know a woman when I was a kid that had her dog stuffed and her cat turned into a wall hanging, she might have liked it. lol

    http://www.odditycentral.com/art/taxidermist-turns-dead-cat-into-a-handbag-sparks-controversy.html

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