General Discussion, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Made it through Monday. Perry may be Energy Sec. T-Rex for State. Could be quite a week indeed. Coffee up y’all, and let’s see what drops today. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. texan59 says:

    Just because we can. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Snow relocated, earlier.

    Time for another log on the fire…

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  4. ZurichMike says:

    Today is December 13th, St. Lucyโ€™s Day (Santa Lucia of Syracuse, Italy). Patron Saint of Sweden. Lovely celebration in Sweden, bringing light to dark places. St. Lucy is also patron saint of those with eye ailments.

    More about St. Lucyโ€™s Day:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy%27s_Day

    Santa Lucia for Dummies:

    Gorgeous harmony in the classic Santa Lucia song, set to a tune from Naples, Italy:

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Gotta get movin’ here, my WiFi plan dumps my remaining download capacity in 28 minutes and bills my Visa for the next 30 days usage. Gonna go cruise the Slobovian cooking channel to see what’s new with marmot and cabbage.

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    Stella, have you shown that view ^^^ before–but NOT taken in the winter?

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  7. joshua says:

    copied from the internet:

    my great grandmother perfected a dish that made use of a common pest abundant on her eastern Montana homestead, and like the capybara, it is a member of the rodent family. Of course, I am referring to the marmot, or whistle pig as Granny called them. This recipe is probably the root of a family traditionโ€”never waste beer, ammo, or something potentially edible.

    What Youโ€™ll Need
    1 marmot (the bigger the better) skinned, quartered, and deboned
    2 1/2 cans grain beer
    2 cups buttermilk
    1/2 cup water
    4 large garlic cloves, pressed
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 large potatoes, cubed
    3 large carrots, chopped
    6-8 mushrooms, whole
    2 strips bacon, chopped
    1 tbsp. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

    Preparation
    In a large bowl or marinating pan, combine the buttermilk, one can of beer, and two cloves of garlic. Soak the marmot meat in this mixture. Overnight is recommended, but soaking the meat for a couple of hours will suffice. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon until lightly crisped. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the drippings in the pan. With the skillet on low heat, add a portion of onions, a pinch of garlic, and the Worcestershire sauce. Once the mixture is aromatic, add the meat and brown lightly on both sides. Once the meat is browned, add the contents of the skillet, one-and-a-half cans of beer, the bacon, and the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker. Set the cooker on low and stir periodically. Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked through, the meal is ready.

    Tips & Tricks
    Depending upon how the marmot was procured, it might be important to remove any bullet fragments from the flesh. Use only the larger cuts of meat; forgo rib and head sections as theyโ€™re not worth the trouble. Feel free to get creative with the marinade, as marmot can be a touch stringy. Buttermilk really works wonders as a tenderizer, and teriyaki, sweet chili sauce, maple syrup, or a host of other things may be added according to oneโ€™s tastes. If youโ€™re feeling especially gourmand-ish, drain the stew liquid into a separate bowl and add seasoned flour to turn out some unique gravy, then serve the whole mess over a bed of rice. This recipe also works wonders with rabbit, game birds, and even neck roasts from larger game. Keep it simple, and when your guests ask what kind of meat you used, tell them itโ€™s whistle pig. Theyโ€™ll just assume itโ€™s some sort of pork. Bon appรฉtit.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Sitting down bored, waiting for the dog to come back in – watching movie with The Rock in it. Can’t understand why he never won an Oscar…

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  9. MaryfromMarin says:

    Drive-by–Procurement as appeasement:

    Pimping Out the Rhinemaidens to the Culture-Enrichers

    http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/12/pimping-out-the-rhinemaidens-to-the-culture-enrichers/

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      This is discussing, and sad, within a generation the German culture of old will be wiped out. I do remember after the wall came down, East Germans moved almost entirely into W.Germany. Then the crap hit the fan, most of these recent arrivals wanted their handouts, lived like pigs, and practiced other non German ways. You could see the culture dip, dirty streets, begging on the streets, dope use…..Now with this garbage all Heck with break loose……..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      They’re new, exotic and exciting…not to mention forbidden in a way. They’ll discover just how schnitzeled they are in good order.
      As I’ve mentioned before I blame it on der wussyfication of Germany by testosterone-lite prog social engineers who, post-WWII, felt the future to a war-free Europe was the destruction of nationalism and especially nationalist patriotism in Germany.
      NATO, the EU, all attempts by Euronuchs to create Sergeant Pepperland where previously there was a group of endlessl warring tribes. Seems they may be succeeding beyond their wildest dreams…in Germany at least.

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  10. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Dems and RINOs are the lowest of the low.

    They only understand hate and hurt.

    They never do anything good for society.

    They lie and defraud to enrich themselves.

    Hillary supporters unable to list one achievement.

    Vietnam and the 2016 election are examples.

    Hopefully, January 20, 2017 secures their demise.

    View this video and let it sink in. They did this.

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  11. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  12. lovely says:

    To my own shame I often enough look at humanity and think to myself, โ€œWhat the hell was God doingโ€? Then some small light penetrates and I am reminded that He knows what He is doing and that it is of little to no importance whether or not I understand.

    Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God….

    What a beautiful world it is, in-between the cracks.

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  13. So, just to prove how far the indoctrination goes, here is a question that was in my college text book (paraphrased):

    You are in charge of community corrections and you must make an appointment of someone to the head a particular department. There are two men up for the position. One is black, has fifteen years of service, and gets good scores on his continuing education tests that are given by the state. The other is white, has twenty years of service, and scores near the top of the exams. A retiring judge tells you she thinks the black man should be appointed because most of the neighborhood this department would be working with is black, and so he is her recommendation. Who would you pick and why?

    I’m glad we didn’t actually have to answer this one, because being PC isn’t my style and I would have probably written a rant about MLK and judging people on character and qualifications not skin color (and probably would have thrown in something about the soft bigotry of low expectations while I was at it, too.) This pandering nonsense is getting out of hand.

    But what do you all think?

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    • nyetneetot says:

      “You are in charge of community corrections…”
      BHAHAHAHA The fools hired me!

      “…and you must make an appointment of someone to the head a particular department. “
      Family obviously. Looser nephew on the wife’s side probably.

      “There are two men up for the position.
      Yeah, yeah. Nether one are the wife’s nephew, but you have to make it look like there is a chance. I wonder if I can claim overtime for interviewing these shmucks…..

      “One is black, has fifteen years of service, and gets good scores on his continuing education tests that are given by the state.”
      Obviously someone else’s nephew. Nobody scores that well on the test.

      “The other is white, has twenty years of service, and scores near the top of the exams.”
      Isn’t this the same guy that was found to only show up for two hours before leaving to play golf the rest of the day?

      “A retiring judge tells you she thinks the black man should be appointed because most of the neighborhood this department would be working with is black, and so he is her recommendation.”
      Oops. I guess we know who’s nephew it is.

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      • joshua says:

        First…define “community corrections” in terms of objectives, goals, and measurement.

        Second…define what “years of service” actually MEANS in terms of competency, accomplishment, successful vision, wisdom, universal maturity, communications skills…or merely TIME IN PLACE.

        Third…decide not to hire anyone and let the Community Correct itself on its own.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Lemme see….once again the local press is looking at the numbers of shootings in New Orleans, wailing about how they are higher than they’ve been in years. As they go on about ‘guuuunnnnn violennnnnccceeeeeee’, mothers of dead thugs cry about how there ‘be too many gunses on the street’ and the talking heads show maps of where the clustered incidences of ‘guuuuunnnnn vilennnnccceeee’ occured the modt outstanding feature is…….thry are overwhelmingly in the same majority black areas of town they’ve been centered in for the 30 years we were there.
          Dozens of ‘community healing’ programs have been instituted over those 30 years and the results….bupkis. And it’s never the fault of community geing serviced, it’s always the fault of outside influences, frequently blamed on some commission/omission on the oart of those being bled to pay for the programs.

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          • joshua says:

            I guess the solution is to provide MORE guns into that area of town, and open multiple outpatient Planned Parenthood Clinics next to the liquor stores….heck, we tried public school education, missionary events, outright welfare money payment, big brother programs, just say no to drugs programs, scientology, and zoroastrianism….just wall it all off and check back in a few years….keep the MSM out.

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      • Nyet, thank you for treating that scenario with all the gravity it deserved.

        I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. ๐Ÿ˜„

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Spot-on, Nyet.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        You do what we did in the Fed and local government – hire the PC one that makes your ‘numbers’ look good and tell the competent ones that their job is to make the PC ones look good.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I agree with you, because, if they put a black in to deal with the blacks, then at some point all whites would be blocked in those jobs. AND,,,,,,,,,,,,, it is segregation again.

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    • lovely says:

      My answer?

      Our current president was raised by his white grandparents and he is considered black so if you think that race riots, ambushing and murdering police officers, becoming the godfather of ISIS, 20 trillion dollars in national debt, embracing and encouraging illegal Mexican thugs who kill rape and maim innocent Americans, spitting on our veterans, empowering Sharia Law proponents and bringing migrants to American who openly state it is their will to kill us all, then you should put whitey in charge of the black folks.

      Answers like this make sociology teachers lose their lunch. Always throw a ball at them that is not hittable.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  15. derk says:

    Morning Stella, Stellers and Stellettes,
    Great photo, stunning. A flame still burns, and winter is on its way. “Colonel!, ‘Peach!”

    My, times do change now, don’t they?
    Have a great day out there, doing what you do!

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  16. stella says:

    WSJ: An Electoral College Coup

    FTA: What should really distress Americans is that the losers are trying to overturn the election results based on little more than anonymous leaks and innuendo. Whatever Russiaโ€™s hacking motives, there is no evidence that the emails it turned up were decisive to the election result. Mr. Podesta is citing a CIA judgment that Americans have never seen and whose findings are vaguely public only because one or more unidentified officials chose to relate them to a few reporters last week.

    Much of the press is reporting these as the gospel truth, though it isnโ€™t clear that the CIAโ€™s judgment is even shared across the intelligence community. The FBI doesnโ€™t share the CIAโ€™s confidence about Russiaโ€™s hacking motive, and our sources say the evidence is thin for the CIAโ€™s conclusion.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-electoral-college-coup-1481590179?mod=djemMER

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  17. stella says:

    Donald Trump Picks Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-picks-former-texas-gov-rick-perry-as-energy-secretary-1481641430

    Dec. 13, 2016 10:03 a.m. ET

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as his energy secretary, transition officials said Tuesday.

    Mr. Perry was a former rival to Mr. Trump in the Republican primary and once advocated for eliminating the agency he has now been tapped to lead.

    (More to come.)

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    • joshua says:

      Rumor has it that upon reporting for duty in his new job at the Energy Commission, that forgetful Rick will have to ask the name of the job that he is reporting to do and where is it located.
      He will remember however the scores of the UT vs Texas Tech games for 1976 and beyond.

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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    Gorgeous photo, Stella.

    I thought: That’s where I want to be right now.

    Then I thought, it already is. Just replace all the trees with downtown buildings.

    I just need to find a way to make my apartment windows look like those in a Kinkade painting.

    Maybe I’ll get a fake fireplace.

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  19. stella says:

    This will tick off a lot of people:

    After talking with Trump, Bill Gates likens president-elect to JFK

    “A lot of his message has been about … where he sees things not as good as he’d like,” the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said on “Squawk Box.”

    “But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,” Gates continued, “I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.”

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/13/after-talking-with-trump-bill-gates-likens-president-elect-to-jfk.html

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      In other words, “Make America Great Again” wasn’t bulls**t.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      “Hope and Change” was. We got change. And lost hope.

      “Stronger Together” was also bulls**t.

      Yeah, fascism works, a bundle of sticks doesn’t break like a single stick does.

      That’s all true. Too bad your faction is fractious. Dems are all against each other, because all their ideologies are against each others’. Some love gays. Some throw them from rooftops and shoot up their bars. Some love big government and corporations and some like to Occupy Wall Street, poop on cop cars, and throw bricks through buildings. Some hate war, some ignore it, but go to the protests anyway, just to display their inflated scrota.

      That last one is as true as the rest. I won’t link the picture.

      Zombie was brave to take the picture. Strong stomach.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Then again maybe Gates sees a ‘what’s in it for me’ opportunity. Never can be too geeky or too rich…

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    • joshua says:

      says the main money behind Common Core Education….yeah, sure BillyBoy
      MAGA is not Microsoft And Gates Arrived

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Sen McCain is leading the Rat charge in trashing Trump’s choice of Tillerson ad SecState. I can understand McCain’s unease, if Tillerson works out a deal with Vietnam to hit those huge offshore VN oil fields the US drillers might just stumble across where they VNese dumped those POWs the government sold out.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Did McLame ever pay for that plane he lost, or was he court marshal for causing that accident on the carrier…..

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Not the plane, not any associated damages, not the few thousand POWs he was in on damaging…when you’re a Senator all sorta things are forgiven.

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  21. lovely says:

    I wish Trump would troll the MSM, Paul Ryan, McCain, Clintonistas, Reid, et al and tell them that he has decided on the Red Russian Army Choir as Inaugural entrainment.

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    Rumor is that Anthony Weiner’s being nominated for the ”Pullitsir’ prize in selfies.
    Heyheyhey, don’t kill the mesenger, it’s probably just a piece of false news anyway.

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    New Orleans mayor and City Council came together today to photo-op the opening of a new library branch in central Bew Orleans. Unsaid was the city’s functional illiteracy rate that rivals some 3rd world countries. Then again, it provides employment for staff and shifts of deputies who man the metal detectors keep the innercity patrons from killing each other and is a great place for crackheads to find shelter from inclement weather and come down from highs.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting side on the Charleston church shooting. News is saying that GPS investigations have show the shooter was at/around the church months before the shooting. Hmmmmm…who might be saving that GPS location data, unknown by the phones’ owners, for months?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Every single wireless provider with a tower.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      I’ve mentioned this before, but the voice part of a call is not actually voice. When you speak with someone on a modern mobile phone, you are hearing a small, poor quality, digital file that was transmitted via wireless modem. It’s data, not an analog audio radio transition.
      It’s all stored.

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      • derk says:

        But I mumble, still recorded?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Back in the Clinton era the Feds tried to pressure the wireless carriers to record all of their digital traffic. Carriers balked saying it would require massive storage facilities and cost a fortune, gov said to pass the cost on to users and carriers told gov to pound sand.

        It took a few years and the grease of 911 paranoia but the Feds got their zettabyte/exabyte/yottabyte data vacuum, and we lost any pretense to privacy.

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  25. John Denney says:

    So I’m having a technical discussion at work about a customer’s perception that our software is running too slowly, and my co-worker says, “nanoseconds” and I hear “manoseconds”, and it all become clear.
    I measure time in manoseconds, and my wife measures it in womanoseconds.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Neighbor whose farm we’ve been taking feral hogs off of has planted a whole field of turnips for deer food. He pulled some yesterday and brough ’em over. Fresh pot o’turnip greens on the burner, turnip root, fresh and peppy smelling, simmering seperately for later addition. Onions, garlic and ham will go in a bit down the road and, on this drizzly and dark evening, fresh corn bread to accompany. Now all I need is to figure out which beer will go with it…..ahhhhhhhhhh.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Save me a Plate!!!!!!

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    • joshua says:

      my Heavens you brought out my feral slobber face…..I love turnip greens….cooked with ham or bacon, and doused in pepper vinegar sauce…..next to the black eyed peas…and a baked yam…..and maybe a chicken fried steak smothered in cream gravy…and baked cornbread and butter…….ooooolowdymercyme…..take me back to those hills….

      My wife’s family was poor folks, unlike my family that had a front porch on our house makin us part of the town elites….and she had to eat a lot of turnips….and cannot abide the smell of turnips cooking….cannot convince her that greens and turnips are only related at the waist level, and above ground is the goods, below ground…well…those white things you feed to the hogs maybe…..glad we wuzzent pore like that…heck we had a washing machine without an outrigger wringer attached…..our clothes lines were elegant too…mu Mother was church people in the Big Thicket area of East Texas….she thought the Gospel song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was actually “Bringing in the Sheets” thinking about closelines….

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We have a clothesline…love it.
        My greens were doused with Crystal hot sauce, seems to work better with me than Tabasco, though I did dust them with a sprinkle of Sazon Completa, a leftover from Miami and my go-to salt substitute.
        Tomorrow a roast squash doup from the garden with something else I haven’t decided on yet.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    News tonite is all aflutter about an Amtrak/car crash on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain, two in the car were killed. Seems the crossing arms were down, alarms were blaring and a car was already stopped at the arms. The driver of the crash-car went around the stopped car and part way thru the crossing…the onrushing Amtrak train met him halfway.
    Now you’d think the buzz would be all about how stupid this dude was in passing a stopped car, going around lowered crossing gate arms outfitted with flashing lights and ringing bells… Oh no, news blab is on ‘how can we make railroad crossings safer’.
    Back to Czarina’s credo: You can’t make things foolproof as fools are so damnably persistant.

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    • stella says:

      Darwin award winner. Too bad he/she took someone along for the trip.

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    • joshua says:

      guns….the problem is too many guns in Nawlins…makes it dangerous around Pontchartrain especially driving one of those pickups with a rebel flag license plate and bumper sticker that says Security Provided by Smith and Wesson….

      I am sure the driver had a gun in the vehicle…for sure wasn’t drunk or on a cell phone or engaged in anything other than road superiority testosterone proving race the train stuff.
      Heck, that is just what MEN do….
      “laissez les bon temps rouler”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Le Amtrak done rouler right over his ass. I doubt that there was a gun in the car, if there were it would have been another clear-cut case of guuunnnnn viooollllennnncccce.

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    • joshua says:

      my 8th grade math teacher used to proclaim:

      “Live and Learn,
      Die and forget it all.”

      I never much liked math somehow……

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  28. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Enjoy life.
    It may end
    all too abruptly.

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  29. michellc says:

    I haven’t been around much because I’ve been busy. My daughter a few weeks ago one night started having a lot of back pain and a lot of pressure one night. She went to the hospital and no early labor, but the baby had dropped extremely low. They didn’t put her on complete bedrest but told her to take it easy, no lifting including her son. He’s a mamas boy, so Nanny has stepped in, not that she’s complaining, but a soon to be 2 year old doesn’t understand why mama can’t “pick up,” but he has learned real quick, “Nanny pick up and give to mama!”
    At her Dr. appointment last week she was measuring behind, concerning the doctor, worrying the Nanny. She ordered a growth scan, had it today and all is good. Her cervix is showing no signs of her being so low causing her to go into early labor and her estimated due date hasn’t changed and the ultrasound measurement show her to be right on in size.
    So now they’ve decided she’s just going to get to be miserable for the next two months unless the little ornery girl decides to move up, which is still a possibility, but if not she gets to experience the constant pressure that will get worse as she gets bigger along with back pain and feeling like the kid is going to fall out at any minute.
    To err on the side of caution, no lifting, no exercising, short walks only until she either moves up or it’s closer to delivery time. Oh and her bladder is taking a beating as well, I get told that several times a day. lol

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  30. czarowniczy says:

    279 posts today…youse guys ain’t got nuttin’ else to do?

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  31. derk says:

    Got a few going there already, let’s DO THIS!!!!

    Like

  32. Wooly Phlox says:

    Spinnin’ for the ladies of Stella’s Place.

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