General Discussion, Monday, December 12, 2016


Mackinac Bridge Snow Storm

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230 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, December 12, 2016

  1. texan59 says:

    Alright everybody. Up and at ’em. Monday’s here again. Coffee up y’all, and soldier on.

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Warmer than last night; but time
    to put another log on the fire…

    Liked by 4 people

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Jesus spoke to them, saying, โ€œI am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.โ€ [John 8:12]

    Liked by 7 people

  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    p.s. another great photo, stella….

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  5. Menagerie says:

    Stella, if I ever win the lottery and build multiple houses around the world, I’m hiring you to buy my pictures. I love this one best I think.

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  6. derk says:

    Good Morning Stella and all of the vast, varied voices from across this great land,
    Had to look twice, at first viewing thought it was the Golden Gate. It has snowed out here a few times. Mackinaw, and yes, beautiful. Thank you.

    Different yes, funny as well. Have a great day y’all.

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  7. amwick says:

    Morning Everyone,
    Warm here in SC, warm and wet. Hope everyone dealing with the snow and ice is safe. Dh has an appointment to finally unwrap the hand that had surgery. I have been his valet since Wednesday, and he is getting surly. (His right hand is totally wrapped up)

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Are you sure the Russians did it? May have been those coal miners in W.VA.

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      • amwick says:

        On a happy note, I finally have our neighborhood Christmas flamingo ready to travel. It needed some fixin before it made its rounds this year. It gets passed from house to house from now until Christmas Eve, when it is supposed to return…

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        • amwick says:

          Sorry Col. for the random posting… this was sposed to go at the very bottom….

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Many years ago I was at the zoo with one of my sons. He was vety young and saw his first flamingo. He asked me what it was, I told him it was the Easter turkey. Some time later he was in school and for whatever reason a pic of a flamingo comes up and he says “It’s the Eastern turkey!”. School calls wife, wife gets…upset. That’s one of the boys who no longer talks to me…we hold grudges.

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          • amwick says:

            My mother told me I was named after a race track… which is what I told my teacher. BTW the Christmas Flamingo has started its travels.. officially.


            • czarowniczy says:

              One of these days our Easter flamingo will travel…would like to go back and see Charleston but there was that 1966 thing…
              Statue of limitations should be past but there might still be some hard feelings there…


    • czarowniczy says:

      Well, apropos of how the Clintons thought of themselves as diamonds in the rough. Then again, they both know if they want to get something valuable out of that all they have to do is bring heat and pressure to bear on it.

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  8. stella says:

    This is a piece by VDH from two years ago – it just popped up on my Facebook “memories”. Prescient, perhaps?

    The Other America

    In such a depressing American landscape, why is the United States doing pretty well?

    Put simply, millions of quiet, determined Americans get up every morning and tune out the incompetence and corruption of their government. They simply ignore destructive fads of popular culture. They have no time for the demagoguery of their politicians and the divisive rhetoric of social activists. Instead, these quiet Americans simply go to work, pursue their own talents, excel at what they do, and seek to take care of their families.

    The result of their singular expertise is that even in America’s current illness, the nation still soars above the global competition. …

    America is not saved by our elected officials, bureaucrats, celebrities and partisan activists. Instead, just a few million hardworking Americans in key areas — a natural meritocracy of all races, classes and backgrounds — ignore the daily hype and chaos, remain innovative and productive, and dazzle the world.

    The silent few of a forgotten America have given the entire country an astonishing standard of living that is quite inexplicable.

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  9. Good morning, everyone! Long time no see! Missed you all and happy to be back!

    Liked by 9 people

  10. 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’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    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’ Czarina! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    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’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    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 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  11. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Socialists still in denial.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ glories!

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Oh no! Didn’t we have enough?

    Liked by 3 people

  14. WeeWeed says:

    Well. I wrapped all gifts and cleaned my living room and put my bitty tree up. Beer.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. joshua says:

    Cyberhacking prior to election

    At THIS POINT, what difference does it even MAKE NOW??!!!
    …end quote.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little happy news.

    Trump’s Wisconsin victory reaffirmed after vote recount

    Liked by 5 people

  17. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Another convert…

    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban said Wednesday it’s probably best to wait until Donald Trump takes the Oval Office before judging him, calling the president-elect America’s “number one draft pick.”

    “He’s who we put our hopes and dream with. Now it is easier because we haven’t played a game yet,” Cuban said on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report.” “No reason to rush to judgment or come to any conclusions now. Let’s see what happens starting January 21st and we’ll go from there. I hope he’s a superstar.”


  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    Q: What do you say to a Zen Buddhist hot-dog vendor?

    A: Make me one with everything.

    Here’s some Venn diagrammage:

    Here’s a Zen diagram.


    Evening, Stellars!

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  19. lovely says:

    The cabbage talk upthread ^^ made me think of this appetizer. My friends daughter made it for Thanksgiving and it is supposed to be delicious. I’m going to try a version of it for Christmas.

    Stella I know you don’t eat soft cheeses but if it sounds good to you maybe you could use some Romano or Parmesan instead of the feta?

    Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts


  20. Wooly Phlox says:

    Take your bacon. Good, thick-sliced bacon.

    Cut into thirds. Lay small dried apricots onto the middle of each.

    Add a jalapeno slice. Fold, toothpick, and cook at 350 until peak crispiness.

    Works with dates, walnuts and cream cheese and habaneros slices too.

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