General Discussion, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Almost half-time for the week. We got this. Coffee up y’all.

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  2. texan59 says:

    The President-elect is putting together a pretty good bunch of folks for his cabinet. Will it be perfect? I doubt it. But by the looks of things so far, I’m not too upset. While looking around the interwebz tonight, I did find this though, and I wanted to share. πŸ˜†

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Having a Yogi Berra moment.
    (dΓ©jΓ  vu all over again)

    Time for another log on the fire…

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      A refill would be nice…

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Impeach!!!! Welcome to my Life!!!!! And It’s good, nice and quiet, drinking coffee, taking a break worked last night plowing…..thanks for another log on the Fire…..

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    • joshua says:

      drove one of them yogiberra autos on the German autobahn…got that italian sucker up to 230 kpm before the darn squirrels just gave out….funny thing, they caught on fire and blew up the car….shoulda known when I saw the tags that they were Made in China.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        When I lived over there a group of us had a Karmann Ghia with a Corvairbengine in it. Made it a two-seater as the engine really ate up the back seat butnitbdid move. The Crown installation kit required the engine rotate, in the VW, opposite of what it did in the Chevy. Joke was it only got younger the more we ran it. Did eat the dickens out of our gas ration coupons but it was worth it burning up the autobahn.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Had a BMW, that was formerly owed by another O. The Ex drove that all over the Fatherland, and some parts Europe while I was on the border…….Had forgotten about those coupons…….

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I can remember in the early 60s that if you bought gas at a German gas station it was horribly expensive, hence the proliferation of small-engined cars there. On-base we were paying about a dime a gallon.

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  4. derk says:

    Saw Aaron Neville here live, yes in Redding CA, last night, OMG!!!!
    Better than I could have imagined. Sang several Christmas, along with his old, new, and covers.
    Incredible evening! if you get the chance, go.

    I laughed, I cried. Awed. Gentle giant with an incredible voice.

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  5. 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’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    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 for coffee!

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  6. joshua says:

    didn’t much want to get outta bed this morning…but the hungry dogs had other plans for me….heck, if THEY can do it…so can I….just needed the coffee and bacon jump start….however, I decided not to join the pooches out back doing their poopstop, remembered that I am human….they make fun out of what to me is merely doing bidnezzz…..and I can’t run and jump like them…..woof woof.

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  7. stella says:

    If any of you have a Cuisinart food processor, they have a huge recall, going back to 1996:

    Cuisinart food processors recalled due to laceration hazard

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/cuisinart-food-processors-recalled-due-to-laceration-hazard/ar-AAlvFUH?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        We have a winner.

        Oops.

        Bad, bad, bad, bad.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        I was dicing up a whole lotta bread for croutons the other day with one of our Cozzini chef knives, and for the first time in my life, the blade literally broke, where the tang goes into the handle, and the blade, with which you could shave, went spinning.

        The back side of the blade hit my arm, and I was left holding the handle. Shook me for a minute. I shook my head, said something along the lines of “WTF”, and grabbed another one off the magnet.

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        • John Denney says:

          I like these. I bought a set (big chef knife, small chef knife, boning knife, paring knife) 40 years ago and use them daily, except for the paring knife, which my former wife lost.
          Gave a set as a wedding gift, but they only lasted a couple years because the bride always put them in the dishwasher and the wooden handles disintegrated, so she threw them away. Being full tang, it would have been fairly trivial to put new handles of dishwasher safe material on them.
          They have a thinner spine than most knives, and so slide through hard veggies like potatoes very easily.
          https://www.macknife.com/

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    • joshua says:

      I have an Oster Regency Kitchen Machine from 1958 used often, but might get recalled for older folks due to weight of system potential back strain hazards and malicious treatment of cake mixes requiring more than one egg. With a storage cell for power, it could give total motivation to my Jeep for highway travel on I-75.

      My hand held potato peeler, however, from Dollar General, is easily guilty of potential laceration hazards when used carelessly on Idaho White Potatoes.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      This is why you spend $1500 on a Robot Coupeβ„’.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Along those lines…while I was at the Asian big-box store ladt week I bought a 2-pound, 18-inch long Thai food processor. It’s a 1/4-inch thick, hand-‘crafted’ cleaver knife shaped like a clip-point hunting knife. I’m sure, given my familiarity with the genre, it was a leaf spring on a truck or bus not long before its rebirth.
      It’s carbon steel, not rust-free, will need me to wrap the handle in steel wire at some point, and is sharper (when correctly stropped) than about anything you’ll find in a regular store. This ‘food processor’ will be seperating hogs and deer into bite sized pieces in short order, no failing parts and no factory recalls.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        Needed mush size.

        Knife not an option.

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      • John Denney says:

        Been looking for a high carbon steel cleaver in the Asian stores around here, but all I see are stainless steel.
        Going to the auto parts place and buying a leaf spring has crossed my mind.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          These look like giant, thick hunting knives and as each is an ‘original’ creation no two are alike…all freehanded. They have the weight and will work well as a butchering cleaver.
          Feel ya on the stainless thing, and most sre a crappy grade of stainless. I have one that takes on the edge of a breadknife when you try and sharpen it. I leave it ‘ax sharp’ and hammer it through lighter bone cuts…when it finally breaks it’s history.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      I think I was forced to buy one about this time last year. It got used a couple of times then put back in the box.

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      • stella says:

        I don’t use my big processor very often, but when I need it, it does the job. Same with my KitchenAid mixer. I also have a small food processor, which I have had for more than 20 years, and I use it quite frequently.

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    • amwick says:

      I had one for years and year.. I bought it at a thrift store, $14.00 and it worked like a champ. Pretty sure it got tossed out during the move. Now a days I just use a Nija, cheap but really very good.

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  8. derk says:

    Morning Stella, all,
    Fine eye once again, thank you, beautiful.
    Tipped a few back last night, late start. But worth it.

    Yes, bawled like a baby. Once again, worth it.
    Have a great day y’all!

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I used to be into a band called Phish. It was a jam band, in the vein of Grateful Dead, but with absolutely meaningless lyrics. I quit listening to them many years ago, coinciding with the time I quit using hallucinogens.

      What you just posted reminded me of Phish.

      Music I adore now has meaning.

      I don’t really “get” what you just posted, I guess, in the same way you don’t understand what Derk posted earlier.

      Postmodernism goes way over my head, now. Or below my feet, maybe. Doesn’t really hit me though. Just kinda greasily slides by me, while I cringe.

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      • John Denney says:

        Post-modernism. Heh.
        A guy told me his philosophy major friend says that you can’t really know the truth.
        So I asked the guy, “Is that true?”
        A little smile; end of topic.

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      • joshua says:

        never did any drugs. my music started about 1957…some folk music in the 60s, some good disco stuff in 70s, 80s too much elevator stuff, 90s a waste….but I do like Jazz, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Klepzner, Bagpipes, Doo Wop, and Christmas music ….as well as Gregorian Chants and most Classical music.

        Younger son was art major. Learned labels for periods rather than descriptions of actual works from his studies…seemed a lot like cultural racism to me…still does maybe.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      If Jackson Pollock had a huge collection of those “magnetic poetry” magnets, and a giant refrigerator at which he could throw them.

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      • joshua says:

        now that’s clever….

        Back in March, there was a art showing at the Dallas Museum of Art featuring Pollock.
        curator made a good statement.

        “There was painting before Jackson Pollock, and there’s painting after Jackson Pollock,” said Gavin Delahunty, curator of a new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, titled “Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots” (through March 20, 2016). It features more than 70 works by the American abstract expressionist artist, including some of his best-known paintings. But the exhibit focuses mostly on a rarely-seen series, done in 1951, when Pollock painted only in black.

        I think he just ran out of colored paints…./s

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  10. lovely says:

    A nice calm non emotional rational discussion between Bill Mitchel and Paul Joseph Watson about all the hysteria on the left and the right about Trump, his cabinet appointments, the electoral college and the reason everyone should just calm down.

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    New Orleans Sewer and Water Board just had a small group of employees arrested for stealing 34,000 pounds of brass over about theee years, most of it new/spare parts. Sewer Board didn’t discover it, the city’s IG did using ‘computer analytics’, saying no informants were used. I’ll bet.
    These are the guys we usually refer to as ‘shovel leaners’, it not being unusual to see six guys standing around a hole, two digging and four watching. The announcement of these arrests gives comfort to city leaders who can point to this to show they are not totally inert.

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    • joshua says:

      man…I get that….I recently watched a Dallas Water Dept crew working on a street leak….one Hispanic guy doing the shovel, and six guys in clean khakis and hardhats standing near four pickups with Water Dept Logos…all on cell phones and walking around while the one poor guy was digging all the dirt…..sickening.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      When I was 20 and stupid, I was a foot courier in downtown Boston. I saw a group of five of Boston’s Finest standing around an open manhole cover, and stupidly asked them, “It takes five cops to guard a hole in the street?!” I was very nearly arrested.

      Another time my stupid mouth asked a bunch of concrete workers how many mob informants they had under that slab.

      Most times I bite my tongue, nowadays.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        With age comes wisdom, Grasshopper.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          I used to drive for a living. 250 miles a day in a Geo Metro.

          I also used to have road rage. I wouldn’t hesitate to hold my middle finger out the window, calmly, for miles.

          One day I did that. It was the last time I ever did that.

          A truckload of Latinos with no shirts and lots of tattoos cut me off on the S-Curve in Grand Rapids. I did my calm middle finger thing (in a Geo Metro… picture it.)

          These dudes were, at 65 MPH, leaning out of the truck at me like Large Marge in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Beating their heavily-tattooed chests and screaming, “You wanna piece of me?”

          Then another truck-full-o-dreamers appeared on my right, also acting like Mad Max extras.

          I put on my left blinker. Went left. First guy had got in front of me. He went left, slowing me. Put on my right blinker. Went right. He did the same, again. Put on my left blinker, BUT WENT RIGHT AND GOT UP ON THE EXIT RAMP.

          I’ve never flipped anyone off in traffic since. That was almost 20 years ago.

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          • joshua says:

            I watched a guy in a tiny jap car come off the freeway to a red light at the access road, followed closely by a large cement truck also coming off at exit speed….the guy tromps his brakes for the red light and the cement truck hits his horn….dumb guy opens his door and waves an aluminum ball bat at the cement truck driver…who slowly moves the truck forward and forward and forward….the dude gets the message and peels off to the right out of the path of thousands of pounds of wet cement and the mixer truck. some folks don’t see the path of their own destruction headed at them….Live and Learn….Die and Forget it All.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Louisiana once again has managed to push its way to the title of ‘nation’s worst school system’ https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/. It out-crappyed even Mississippi and DC!
    Noon news is touting a new multi-million dollar state of the art high school in a neighboring parish, being worst in the nation’s getting more expensive every year.

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    • joshua says:

      great new bldgs, crappy teachers, worthless administrators, pathetic curriculum, sorry unreadable textbooks, tons of computers for kids to surf the net, and first class gym and sports area and band halls.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        And, sadly, let’s not forget the parent’s part in this.

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        • joshua says:

          that WOULD be correct…but I have to consider…WHAT PARENTS?…..egg and sperm donors who are still immature irresponsible large kids themselves….for generations now, kids have not had parenting…and the schools cannot make up for that lack….one time, the churches helped, but only if the parents went and took the kids too, and the kids did church events with adult Christian advisors along.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Almost forgot the centerpiece, the new multimedia stage for the school’s performing arts program. The nation that led huminty to the moon and space beyond will now be at the forefront of providing entertainers for the world.

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        • joshua says:

          Have a LOT of experience with the Theatre Arts in High School in Texas….UIL One Act play especially.
          With the current DEMOGRAPHIC make up of the student body having 8% white and 42% black and the rest Hispanic who do not go in for theatre at all. Most popular play seems to be one with an ALL BLACK CAST. And a REAL FINE MESSAGE FOR THE KIDS.

          Fences, by August Wlison, is a play that portrays the many roles of an African-American family that lives during a difficult period of time.

          In Fences, Troy alienates those around him. He throws his son out of the house, cheats on his wife, and commits his brother Gabe to a mental institution. In the end, Troy dies, and his brother forgives him.

          Troy, the son of a poor sharecropper, moved up north in his youth and struggled to build a new life for himself. He started stealing, went to prison, learned how to play baseball, and then joined the Negro Leagues.

          When the play begins, Troy is in his fifties and works as a garbageman. He starts building fences between himself and the other characters: his wife, his son, his brother, his friends.
          Despite the fact that Troy committed Gabe to a mental institution to steal his government relief checks, Gabe forgives him and dances at his funeral so Troy will go to heaven.

          Missing BLM comments and rantings by liberals demanding white reparations for slavery…

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            If you want to send a message, call Western Union.

            Samuel Goldwyn.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              And they were a Texas group too!

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              • joshua says:

                notice the funny part…published by abnak music enterprises….a NE Jewish Music Publisher….not a Texas buncha Buddy Holly types….

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                • Wooly Phlox says:

                  Above it was mentioned that America is about to be the world’s biggest producer of entertainers.

                  Wasn’t that always the case?

                  And we can thank Jews. Yeah, excuse me while I whip that out.

                  Go back to the Perlman video I linked above.

                  Why are the Jews the kings of comedy?

                  Why does joy itself just flow through them?

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                  • joshua says:

                    maybe because the Old Testament is pretty darn brutal mostly on their race….I guess laughter got to be kinda like cotton picking slaves doing field shout singing….

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    Too good to wait for Caturday:

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    In and out here, cleaning out partnof the garage. Just ran across a shelf with about a dozen metal self-setting mouse/rat traps, they were toured as THE ultimate rodent removel mavhines, set and forget, garrrrreteeeeed to efficiently and quickly rid the mouse and rat population from feed area of My garage. Wonder if they’d appreciate the irony of their being covered in mouse and rat droppings?
    Replaced them all with one full time and two part time cats, problem solved.

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    • joshua says:

      I have a warehouse which has virtually no human visitation mostly. Went in a few months ago and a very large snake was hanging down over the light switch at the front door…I nearly dumped my britches and backed out to find a large stick to instruct him to move on…went to feed store to find out how to get rid of snakes….they said….get a cat…cat will eat the mice…snake will have no food…snake will leave….do not feed cat so he will stay hungry to get all the mice.

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  15. Patriot1783 says:

    Wreaths Across America convoy with police escort traveling thru CT yesterday on their journey to Arlington to deliver the wreaths from Maine. Morrill and Karen Worcester are amazing and generous souls that have honored the Veterans in this manner for over 20 years.
    The ceremony is this Saturday 12/17 at noon please stop by Arlington or to your local participating Veterans’ cemetery for the service and to lay a wreath in a veterans honor.

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    What time’s Trump on tonight, y’all??

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Only in California? Christianity a cap crime or is it just that the secularists are deficient in iconography?

    http://heavy.com/news/2016/12/francisco-serna-73-year-old-unarmed-man-dementia-shot-police-bakersfield-california-photos-video/?b2np=d

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  18. joshua says:

    been reading the Christmas recipes being posted over at CTH….man, I am virtually STUFFED from just READING all that holiday food stuff……

    I want it ALL…..

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  19. Wooly Phlox says:

    Let me reiterate:

    Spinning the hip hits for the ladies of Stella’s Place.

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  20. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Rear view mirror transparency…

    Yahoo said on Wednesday that it has identified a new breach that occurred in August 2013 and involved data associated with more than one billion user accounts, double the number affected in a different breach disclosed in September.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/14/yahoo-says-new-hack-affected-1-billion-users-separate-from-earlier-attack.html

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  21. lovely says:

    The sheep whisperer.

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