General Discussion, Saturday, November 12, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Yep. It’s Saturday. Hopefully y’all won’t need this til about 10:00. Fightin’ the goobers over on teh social media’s. Coffee up y’all. πŸ˜†

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  2. facebkwallflower says:

    Ugh! Adult children creating lots of drama tonite. The libs are trying to silence the Trumpers at Thanksgiving. Want no political talk. After watching their Messenger conversation I am like, Screw you all. No turkey dinner here this year. Just stay home and I will spend the day chasing your Dad around the house instead! Talking of President Elect Trump, who is all of our president, is not agitating. Sons went and got themselves pretty, cute little things for wives only to find out after the nuptials they are really flaming azz liberals. Ugh! Watching sons turn into —- closet conservatives to please the wife is heartbreaking.

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    • lovely says:

      Sorry Wallflower, families are rough. Our rule is generally no political talk but I don’t know how that is going to go this year.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Incredibly peculiar being at work the last couple of days. Not one word about the election, one way or another. NOT ONE WORD.

      Of course, being in the less than 16% here in Marin County who voted for Trump, I will always be outnumbered. Except at home and in our church, thank goodness.

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    • Cetera says:

      Tomorrow we’re going to my mother-in-law’s house, and her BF. We’re eating dinner, and then going to a balloon rally/glow.

      This is the guy I previously grumped about, just an ignorant oldie who doesn’t understand what is going on in politics, is a bit effeminate, thinks he’s a car guy, etc.

      The good news is, his brother will be there, who’s much, much worse. He’s from Hawaii. My wife asked if I was going to be OK going over there. I said, “of course. The real question is will they be OK with me going over.”

      My wife asked, “Are you wearing your Trump hat.”

      “Of course. I don’t leave home without it.”

      “I wish you wouldn’t wear it.”

      “I can stay home, if you’d like.”

      “Just don’t start a fight, OK?”

      We’re going to the fairgrounds. Should be lots of people there. Probably lots who won’t like my hat.

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    • stella says:

      We eliminated (including me) politics at family gatherings. When we get together with my SIL’s family, there are only two conservatives – me and my SIL’s brother. He has a sister and three other brothers. We have had one or two big fights, but usually try not to.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        Fewer family members after those gatherings?

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        • stella says:

          No, everybody still shows up. I missed the 4th of July gathering this year. My DD said that Dave missed having another conservative at the party.

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        • stella says:

          Family is more important than politics, even if we sometimes argue heatedly.

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          • nyetneetot says:

            πŸ™‚ That philosophy of life is not one shared by my family unfortunately (or fortunately).

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            • stella says:

              There are some family members (mostly my west coast cousins) that I don’t agree with. Then there is my ex-husband’s sister. I had a BIG argument with her last week. Bad enough that I’ll never speak to her again willingly. Then again, she’s strange and I never really liked her. She’s good to my daughter and her family, though. She did live in Cali, but recently moved to Maine, so I doubt I’ll be seeing her any time soon.

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              • stella says:

                She’s the one who is a sometime contributor at Daily Kos.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Our families are all over the political spectrum from far left to far right but as few speak to each other, never mind sit down at the same table, family dinners are not an issue. Family holiday dinners are so much easier on the psyche when you have it with the pets, their agenda is clear simple.

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                • nyetneetot says:

                  +1000000000000000000

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                • amwick says:

                  My husband and I used to go to a resort for Christmas, just the two of us… we would be there Christmas Eve and Christmas day…it was very relaxing. We did this instead of exchanging gifts with each other. I kinda miss that, since we moved.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Yeah, as my kids are all away someplace else and hate the boonies period we just take the day and chill. Drinks out back by the lake, gnoshing until a big late dinner, more drinks…
                    New Years is much the same except we’re allowed to have fireworks so gnoshing, drinks and high explosives. Thinking about setting some Tannerite out in the lake and setting it off with tracer fire…depends on how dry it will be. Can’t do that in the big city…OK, there’s that ‘innercity’ stuff but they generally don’t use tracers.

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                  • amwick says:

                    I always wanted to have a bonfire on my levy… just like down south… I thought that was a really nice tradition.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Ran outta reply soace. Can’t fo one on my dam/levee, too narrow though I’m thinking of widening it. We do have them in the front yard and will have a large Christmas and/or New Years one. People in NOLA used to have one on the levee, made it out of bits from demolished crack houses butbthey gotball these rules about drinking, it’s crowded and it jes flat out ain’t your own.

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    • michellc says:

      I’m lucky my kids are Trump voters.
      Plus I started a rule at my house, if you’re enjoying my hospitality you’ll keep ignorant opinions to yourself. That’s for my extended family, which some are not too bright.

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Tea Time…

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Oops…

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  5. Col.(R) Ken says:

    speaking of snowflakes, had a couple bounce off me today, won’t be long now!!! Another good sign, deer were moving fast before sundown, from or to their feeding spots, or night positions.

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  6. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Once again Stella, great photo!!! Is that El Captain in Yellow Stone? It’s rumored there is a large vain of gold around that water fall…a Very Large Vain Of Gold!!!!!! Yellow Stone was either the first or second national park under Teddy Roosevelt…….

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    • stella says:

      Yosemite (but I know that’s what you meant to say). That’s El Capitan, I think.

      ADD: Maybe not El Capitan. I think it’s upper Yosemite Falls. Is there a waterfall on El Capitan? I don’t think so, but don’t know for sure.

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  7. Cetera says:

    At some point, the commenters next door devolved into the lowest common denominator. They are fraught through with idiots and low IQ dim bulbs.

    I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I just don’t understand these people. And they suck other folk in with them, who should know better.

    Being the last refuge was great, until it actually became the last refuge, and we got overrun by a bunch of vocal idiots with no where else to go to spout their drivel. Case in point, this gem:

    LSpooner says:
    November 12, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I like your proposal. here is something i have thought about for many years.
    Allow any and all Universities to do a continual audit of all federal governments. There could be up to 10 or more schools simultaneously auditing all federal Government activity. All results made public.
    most if not all costs borne by the university
    Excellent training for CPA’s, Auditors, forensic accounting.
    Initially this would expose the waste, fraud and corruption. But after the first few years would produce a huge saving to the federal budget. It would also instil a sense of responsibility among Federal Employee’s and the Public at large. ie: people would become more accountable for their actions, if those that represent us and serve us be held accountable.

    I responded:
    Cetera says:
    November 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

    No offense, but I truly wonder how much some folks think about their ideas all the way to their logical conclusions.

    You want to give Universities, those bastions of safe spaces, un-free speech, special snowflakes, SJWs, and liberal think tanks, chock full of folk who can’t earn a living anywhere else, and who actively and intentionally fleece the youth with worthless pieces of paper naming them educated in Women’s Studies for hundreds of thousands of dollars, the responsibility of auditing the federal government? On what level does that sound like a good idea?

    You want to give up-and-coming youth training to be CPAs and auditors a chance to become involved in those institutions they may end up investigating later in life, a chance to get to know all the β€œinside” players, be shown how β€œgovernment really works,” and corrupted and recruited before they even know what truth should look like? What could ever go wrong there?

    At what level do you think anyone involved in the University system would deign to β€œinvestigate” those that are their primary source of funding? All those gov’t backed and issued student loans, all the grants. You don’t see a potential for conflicts of interest and quid pro quos?

    Egads, man. Either you’re plant and a shill, or you may need to seriously go re-evaluate a lot of your premises and maybe take a long, hard look at your understanding of the current situation.

    If you would like to make it so anyone at all can audit the gov’t, including future CPAs and auditors while in school, fine. Making it the province of Universities in general isn’t functionally much different than just voting for Hillary in the first place.

    I know, I know. They are God’s children too. His special little creatures. I just wish he hadn’t made so many of them. They test my patience, my temperance, and my resolve constantly.

    It is very, very difficult to love stupid people. Anyone have any advice there?

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  8. Cetera says:

    Protester shot in Portland. Possibly by an enraged motorist pissed off at people blocking the bridge. I have to wonder how much more frequently this sort of thing might start occurring, as folks realize it is an extremely effective way of dispersing the protesters.

    These people are playing with fire, on a boat, stacked with fireworks, floating on a lake of gasoline.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • stella says:

      I have relatives who live in Washington, but work in Portland and Vancouver. They carry.

      P.S.: I don’t think they would shoot somebody unless attacked.

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    • lovely says:

      If I was in that car I would consider my life in danger if I was surrounded by savages and unable to drive my car. More of them are going to get shot. There was a fight according to the video. The motorist was under no obligation to let him or herself to be beaten by these savages.

      They should obey the law and get out of the street. The protestors impose a clear and present danger to any motorists life. I would vote to acquit anyone who shot any of them.

      These disgusting vile people, these anti Trump people, these anti law and order people suddenly calling for help from the cops. Our cops are heroes.

      Don’t be Reginald Denny.

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  9. Howie says:

    It’s time millennials understood these 7 harsh realities of life so we don’t end up with a generation of gutless adult babies running the show.

    1. Your Feelings Are Largely Irrelevant
    2. You Cannot Be Whatever You Want To Be
    3. Gender Studies Is A Waste Of Money
    4. If You Live In America, You’re Already In The 1%
    5. You Don’t Have A Right To It Just Because You Exist
    6. You DO Have The Right To Live As You Please β€” But Not To Demand People Accept It
    7. The Only Safe Space Is Your Home

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Menagerie says:

      That and the fact that we just ain’t going to stop. I say they declare to these idgits that no one will be prosecuted for running over their butts. And I mean it.

      Right now if I wander around out in areas where deer hunting is going on, I expect to be shot. If I sit in the middle of the freeway, I expect to be run over.

      I’m sick to death of THEM thinking their political opinion should be forced on me. If that creature from the black lagoon had won, I would not be forcibly interrupting their lives, not until they got so hungry they tried to climb up my driveway anyhow.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        Nothing has changed in their tactics at all. The riots of 1886 in Seattle were lead by labor union thugs that weren’t local. The only thing that stopped it after three days was that the local militia fired upon them and almost killed the leader.

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      • texan59 says:

        Menage – you hadn’t had your coffee yet did you? πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Evening Ms.WeeWeed!!!! Thread Winner!!! Also the Majority of us are Armed when working…….

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    • lovely says:

      Evening WeeWeed ! How did I miss saying hello πŸ™„

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    • michellc says:

      Come to think of it, I’ve never saw a protester in the country.

      The worst we ever get are those darn cross country bike riders once a year who think they own the road. A few of them got bumped and knocked over this year, they only ended up with scratches and bruises, so I was told. However, they were darn lucky because where it happened was on a curvy hill and if the car had not been going at a snail’s pace because they were unfamiliar with the road it would of been worse. They said though the woman wasn’t given a ticket because she wasn’t speeding and they were riding on the wrong side of the road.

      I’ve been saying for years now it’s stupid to have this road on their route, it’s narrow, lots of curves and lots of hills and they’re idiots who think they can ride 6 to 8 wide.
      I miss the old days when bicycles had to get off the road when cars were coming.

      My DH has never hit one of them but he threatens to every year and he’s been a little rude and honks his horn at them when they won’t get out of his way. lol

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      • lovely says:

        When I lived in NC is the first time I saw a bicyclist who thought he owned the road. We were on our way to mass, driving on a winding hilly road and I came around the corner and there is some dope right in the middle of the road. I slowed down and taped my horn because I didn’t want to run him over, so he pulled over to the far right and I drove past him.

        As I’m driving past he screams a profanity and gives me the finger. I was so shocked I was going to pull over and wait for him to ask him if he would have preferred that I just run him over rather than make him aware that a vehicle was going to flatten him if he didn’t get out of the middle of the road.

        I had our three little girls in the car and my husband pleaded with me not to stop so I didn’t but what moron.

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        • michellc says:

          These folks who sign up for this cross country ride every year seem to think we should all stop everything so they can have their sightseeing tour and be as thrilled as they are.
          Drives me nuts, but we only have to put up with it once a year.
          I always see them painting the little arrows on the road a week or two before and threaten every year to buy spray paint and change their arrows. πŸ™‚

          Someone sort of stole my idea this year. The day before they were riding through here, someone more respectful of the road used sidewalk chalk and wrote at several arrows different messages. “You don’t own the road!”
          “You must follow traffic laws!”
          “Trucks are much bigger than you!”
          “We really don’t care about your fun, we need to get to work!”
          “We really don’t like you!”

          Cracked me up, I accused my husband of doing it, but he swore he didn’t, but that it had him laughing all the way home.

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  11. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Good Mourning, everyone…

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  12. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Ron Paul weighs in…

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  13. 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’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “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’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    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™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    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!

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  14. derk says:

    Morning Stella,
    Beautiful photo. California. Love it or leave it. Still love it, so here I be.
    Funny GIF:

    Have a great day y’all.

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    When I walked my dog this morning, we met a black and white……bunny. I started to rein in my dog so she wouldn’t hurt the bunny, but they moved toward each other and sniffed noses and were very friendly. It was obviously a pet.That was so weird. I think I found his home, but I’m not certain.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Cannot help but wonder
      if killary’s loss was soros’
      way of saying, “Thanks
      for the memories” for the
      public embarrassment of
      sixteen years ago defeat.

      8 and 4 years ago = Obama
      and current election = Trump.

      bill and hill are simply too old
      and too ill for another attempt.

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  16. stella says:

    Just saw this on FB. 2006 Emmy Awards:

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  17. nyetneetot says:

    Seattle students plan citywide anti-Trump walkout Monday
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2016/11/seattle-students-plan-citywide-anti-trump-walkout-monday/#more-2067207477

    Did I write that people were asking each other if they were alright or in shock the day after the election? Someone asked me and I said, “No. I’m fine.” and everyone stopped talking.

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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    Election 2016 Size of lead by county map. Note the huge blue dots (Clinton) and the plethora of smaller dots (Trump).

    From here.

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2016/11/2016-presidential-election-maps.html

    The “trending vs. 2012” map (the one with the arrows) is quite illustrative.

    I wonder why large parts of Idaho and Utah are trending blue? Syrian “refugees”?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Looking at MI on the county dot map, it looks like the only counties that went heavily for Hillary were the ones with Kalamazoo, Dearborn and Detroit.

      And the rich NPR libs on the Lake Superior coastline, naturally.

      Even Kent County (Grand Rapids) went heavily for Trump.

      Looking at the whole map, it seems that every county where lots of people get lots of free stuff and money from the taxpayers? They voted for Hillary.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Or,maybe that is where they concentrated their election fraud.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          That’s not an “or” statement, Ausmom. That’s a given.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I was looking at the possibilities of libs who’d so fouled their California nests they’d left for cleaner pastures over the last 40 years and, like roaches, concentrated. You also have your ethnic centers where concentrations of Latino immigrants would cluster to take advantage of the available socioeconomic support systems.
            Time for Trump to start getting millions of Europeans who are sick and tired of their little socialist paradises and who have a work ethic and education to flock here.

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            • Menagerie says:

              Worked great before, but they were almost all Christian. I am not too sure about the even more secularist then we are Europeans. Do I think all immigrants need to be Christian? Nope, I just think we have enough selfish asshats telling us we can’t have Christmas stuff at Christmas.

              You wanna have a winter festival or happy holidays fine, I hope you do. I’m having Merry Christmas whether you like it or not. The End.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                I was specifying Christian so that if there were any European nationalists taking me up on the offer they wouldn’t try to put a latte and a croissant in the hands of their new Syrian guests and try to pass them off on us as Bavarians.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Too much dang blue where I live. Overlapping, even!

      Good thing I knew that already.

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  19. Wooly Phlox says:

    Guess what we’re running at the restaurant today?

    Chicken-fried bacon po boy, with Southen-fried chicken, sausage gravy, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, on a brioche bun.

    Thanks for the ideas, Stellars!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Bravo! Don’t forget the french fry poboy. You can use single fried fries, double fried fries or even batter-coated fried fries. Real chewy french bread with mayo, lettuce and tomatoes and fresh, hot fries on it. A carb cravers heroin. Had one once that had the fries cooked in the same grease they’d used to fry shrimp and another time grease they’d used to fry onion rings. They’re gone now, Kstrina casualties, repkaced by outsider-insoured nouvelle NOLA cuisine. Sigh.

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Yuh know, if Trump REALLY wants to root out abuse of the public by crooks and charlatans I suggest he look hard at the manufacturers of digital printers and the @&Β£*# ink they sell. I paid $50ish for my name brand multifunction printer, right off the store shelf. I just had my cyan ink cartridge go south and even though all of the other cartridges are half or better full I can’t print until I replace the cyan cartridge.
    I hardly ever use anything but black, 99% of my printing is letters. So I presume that somehow the printer sneaks color inks into the black process even though the ink dock has a double-sized black cartridge in it. Minor irritation that it is I go out to the closest big-box and look for a cyan cartridge only to discover that the only way to get one is in a combo package with all of the color cartridges. So now I’m facing paying just over $50 for a small package of ink cartridges, roughly as much as I paid for the printer. So if I were to find my current printer on sale, as I frequently do, it could be cheaper to buy a new printer with a full set of color AND black cartridges installed that to buy those same cartridges outside of the printer. I just went and bought a kit and am refilling the empty cartridges myself.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yup, it’s an Epson. Seems to be a universal gripe.

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        • stella says:

          After my last Epson died, I went to HP, and now to Canon. I like the Canon, and the cartridges aren’t as expensive. I have a scanner/printer.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I was looking a the Kodak but the scanner on my Epson’s great. I was spoiled by years of running a big Xerox-based print plant, I could use it to print my stuff. Sigh….downside to retirement is now I have to buy my own office supplies.

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            • michellc says:

              We had a Brother printer that was mainly used for faxes and that thing was costing a fortune in ink, like you since we never printed anything in color I always wondered how the color ink always ran out and it wouldn’t let you print black without replacing the color cartridges.
              Got a Kodak and it was even worse on ink, got an Epson it wasn’t quite as bad as the first two, but still we were spending too much on ink.. Got an HP and it’s not as bad, but just like the other three the color ink is always the first to need replaced.
              At least with it we can find off brand ink cartridges at our local computer store that are about half the price.
              The Brother, Epson and Kodak went through so much ink we got rid of them before they died. We’re going to live with the HP until it dies, but will probably see if we can find an all-in one of a different brand the next time.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                UGH! Waaaaaay back when I had the secure commo site we had a line printer that had about 132 vertical bars of print. Each bar had the alphabet, numbers and symbols and each moved up and down at high speed printing out messages. Some spectacular jams.
                Remember them thar daisy-wheel printers with the metal or plastic wheels? How ’bout them wire print heads? I just try and remember that the entire process isn’t personal, it’s just business.
                I was thinking that as cheap as Walmart pens are in bulk it just might do me more better to buy a case then stop right next door and see if any of the guy in the Home Depot parking lot has really good handwriting.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I went to a Canon too. Really like it. I find ink to be cheaper at Staples online than Amazon, and I can order individual cartridges.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      LOL!!!! Yup. It’s the disposable razor cartridge business model. The manufactures watched what happened with HP InkJet printers in the 90’s and have gone to a proprietary model with “intelligent” ink cartridges that won’t work if they have been refilled.
      They make them with air holes so they dry out even if you don’t use it. I have the same thing and have paid way more in ink than I did for the multi-function photo printer.
      Sad thing is the new printers are so insecure that I’m locked into the ever increasing price of the cartridges of my discontinued printer.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        I don’t know if I’m like the Israelites in the Sinai, but one Gillette Mach III cartridge lasts me more than a year, easy. I have to buy a five-pack about every five years. Longer now that I have a beard, and only trim the neck and face. I don’t understand it, but I don’t complain.

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      • lovely says:

        Insecure you say? Now you can sign up when you buy a new printer and through the magic world of wizards the company will know when your printer is low on ink and abracadabra send you new ink cartridges.

        Other than that the company won’t know a thing about what you might be printing on your little portal printer 😏

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Perhaps…

      http://www.4inkjets.com/8721-HP-Ink-Cartridge-Black-Remanufactured?gclid=COe_0KvWpNACFYlWDQodlLcECQ&s_kwcid=AL!4678!3!158777367730!p!!s!!hp%2002&mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=158777367730&pkw=hp%2002&pmt=p&plc=&kid=ppc:google:&s_kwcid=AL!4678!3!158777367730!p!!s!!hp%2002&ef_id=WCfOawAAADZS1aLj:20161113022235:s

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  21. lovely says:

    My new Thanksgiving plan. This guy is hysterical.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Czar rants? So do I.

      I just tried to find this with my phone, using the YouTube app, and typing most of the title of the video itself.

      No luck. Scroll, scroll, nothin’.

      So then I type in the search bar with my interface designed by idiots, with shift keys and number keys and number shifting keys. the actual Youtube code (U25woiYo9W8) and it’s the first result. Success! High-tech YouTube can’t put a QR Code on the top of every page? Did not one of their Genius SJW hires ever even think of this? How long have QR Codes been around? You know, those 2-dimensional barcodes?

      Of course they didn’t, because “making a great product” is not their top priority. On the individual level, and on the corporate level. No: diversity is. This is why their companies will fail, and are currently in the process of doing so, full speed.

      Google will be replaced soon, too. And FaceBook.

      Great Products are trending.

      “Does it work?” “No, but our company is Diverse!” “Take my money!”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Google seems to specialize in taking over companies and making them a irritation. I gavevup my Google email years ago when I saw they were scanning emais and selling targeted marketing data.
        And oh yeah, ALL YOU KIDS GET OFFA MY LAWN!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen and heard in a while.

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    • Thanks lovely! πŸ™‚
      The video made my day!

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    I am enjoying watching FOXNEWS today. What I hear: President-Elect Trump blah, blah, blah. And, then, President-Elect Trump blah, blah, blah. Afterwards, President-Elect Trump blah, blah, blah. Finally, President-Elect Trump blah, blah, blah.

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  23. Howie says:

    Bloody Marys today and Venison Burger BBQ this evening. Fun at last. TARD disorder is striking liberals…
    Signs and Symptoms:

    People with Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again. Individual sufferers often display signs of paranoia and delusion; in acute cases psychotic episodes have been observed. Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is different from being upset about the results of the 2016 presidential election; People with TARD are unwilling or unable to accept reality, despite irrefutable evidence.

    According to the DSM-V, individuals with TARD exhibit most or all of the following symptoms:

    Telling others they are moving to Canada
    Fixated on fantasies about the Electoral College
    Protesting an election no credible source contests the outcome of
    Exclamations that β€œSomeone” should do β€œSomething”
    Sudden weight gain
    Acute change in demeanor from pompous and arrogant to fearful and combative
    Claim that anyone who disagrees with them is some combination of Racist, Sexist, Bigoted, Homophobic, and Actually Hitler

    Causes and Mechanisms:

    Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder was directly caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite in such ill health she got chucked into the back of a van like a kidnap victim.

    Research is ongoing, but TARD appears to correlate closely with the following environmental and behavioral factors:

    Membership in the Democratic party
    Identifying as a Feminist
    Currently enrolled in college, and/or
    Possession of a Liberal Arts college degree
    Cuckoldry
    Living in a densely populated metropolitan area
    Massive student debt
    Spotty or non-existent work history
    Hipsterism

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  24. MaryfromMarin says:

    β€œHowever entrancing it is to wander unchecked through a garden of bright images, are we not enticing your mind from another subject of almost equal importance?”
    [from Ernest Bramah, quoted by Dorothy Sayers]

    All this feels good, the last few days. As it should.

    But revenge will not be confined to the protesters in the streets. The Left has been grievously wounded. They will turn on each other, but even more so will plot destruction to rain down upon us. They are making their plans now. As written in Surah Al-Anfal, 8:30 [man, never thought I’d be quoting that stuff, but it fits]:

    “But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.”

    Everyone here should know by now who I believe allah really is. We should be prepared for what is to come. They will not overcome, but it will be neither easy nor pleasant.

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  25. lovely says:

    I just want to know…

    Liked by 2 people

  26. texan59 says:

    I heared that this song is #1 in the Middle East with a bullet! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Liked by 3 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Where are the modtly nekked women bumping, grinding and gyrating? Where are the profane utterances and gratuitous displays of bling consumption? Take this pale fare away and bring me some soul food!

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  27. lovely says:

    I wonder what took them so long here we go with the MSM predictable clarion cry of blame the Jews.

    Jared Kushner: is Donald Trump’s son-in-law the power behind the throne?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/12/jared-kushner-is-donald-trumps-son-in-law-the-power-behind-the-t/

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  28. czarowniczy says:

    Hee hee hee…watching ‘Third Reich’ on History Channel. They just had a narrator talking about the early days of Hitler’s reign where his internal.police system enforced political/personal police, how no letter, no telephone call, no speech or spoken words were safe from being monitored and used sgainst noncorrect thinkers/speakers.
    Whew, glad that could never happen here…

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  29. texan59 says:

    I’ll just leave this here! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Liked by 6 people

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      God I’ve wished Sam Kinison were alive this last decade, many times.

      Oh! OHHHHHH!

      He would be the one comedian who would not have shied away from Islam.

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  30. texan59 says:

    Miss Stella, are you having a bit of a time over on teh FB, or what? 😯

    Liked by 3 people

    • stella says:

      Isn’t it fun? What do you think of the transgender guy from the U of Wisconsin? I looked him up on Bing. He’s not very popular with his students – lousy professor.

      Liked by 6 people

      • texan59 says:

        I didn’t wast any time looking up his background, but I’m not surprised he’s not well liked. Whiny baby. And I called him a he on purpose. Even if one undergoes the big TRANSformation, you are still a man, regardless of what’s there, or not, or how much estrogen you put in your body. I can’t use the phrase U usually do since this is a family show. πŸ˜‰

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Every ONCE in a blue moon, I regret not being on FB.

      Then I regain consciousness.

      Liked by 2 people

  31. texan59 says:

    This is funny stuff right here. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Liked by 5 people

  32. Wooly Phlox says:

    H/t my Dad:

    Liked by 6 people

  33. texan59 says:

    One more version of Cohen. By Willie.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Every so often, moreso lately, I realize there is not enough time in life for all music.

      Would that we could live to 300 years, here.

      Thank you, Tx. That was incredible.

      I bet Bob Zimmerman would give his recent Nobel to Kohen in a second.

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  34. lovely says:

    Folks if you see someone with a big safety pin on be sure to say “Hip hip Hooray for Trump!” Safety Pins are the new secret code to let other despondent nutters know that you are a safe person who is also grieving the election of Donald J Trump πŸ˜‚

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  35. texan59 says:

    This just in from our friends north of the border. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Liked by 6 people

  36. lovely says:

    Judge Jeanine Pirro would be a fantastic Press Secretary.

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  37. lovely says:

    If any of you are praying with me that God bring a holy curse down on each and every one of these evil people, please redouble your prayers.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Wooly Phlox says:

    John Mayer (pbuh) as Garcia.

    I just found out about this concert 3 days ago.

    Full concert, 3 hours, 8 minutes.

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  39. ImpeachEmAll says:

    The blame game continues…

    Hillary Clinton Partially Blames Loss on
    FBI Director James Comey’s Email Inquiry

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/12/hillary-clinton-tells-donors-fbi-email-inquiry-helped-donald-trump-win-election-sources-say.html

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  40. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A stark comparison…

    Liked by 3 people

  41. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    I was thinking about what to talk about at Thanksgiving since my fam is split down the middle, libs/cons and was going to tell my sisters we’re fracking mesa verde and clear cutting the last of the rain forest.

    Liked by 4 people

  42. lovely says:

    Any opinions? The clothes are right. Bill’s delirium would seem right. “We aren’t going to jail! We aren’t going to jail!”

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