General Discussion, Thursday, December 22, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    I’m back for a day or so. I think I only lost the tips of three or four fingers and two toes in Chi-town. We’ll see. Coffee up y’all. Thanks Miss M for filling in for me. πŸ˜€

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Odd, but thematic:

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    North country humor…

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Time for another log on the fire…

    Liked by 6 people

  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    Found this next door (h/t Janie M.)

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Chocolate time…

    Sweet treats…

    Something to wash them down…

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  7. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Christmas in Florida is such a beach. πŸ˜‰

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  8. 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’ John Denney πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    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!

    Christmas Donuts

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  9. I love that picture, stella. Do you know anything about where it came from?

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Behold!! Gingerbread!!! Mornin’ y’all.

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  11. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just checking…

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Oh crap, the Christmas season sullied even more.
    I call my physician’ s office at the major medical organization it’s connected to. There’s the usual half-hour of prerecorded garbage on using their online service to contact the clinic, some self-serving puffing but now there’s a new piece. Seems that, “during the holiday season”, if you shop AmazonSmile you designate a portion of your purchase price to be donated to the hospital’s already substantial cash reserves.
    With doctor-owned hospitals already five-or-more times profitable than public-owned ones, and this one in particular either gobbling up or assuming the management of other hospitals, one would assume that at some point they’d stop to digest. This doesn’t include their already heady ‘clinical trials’ business….
    Ah well, up up and away, never let an opportunity to shake the piggy bank go unexploited.

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    • stella says:

      You can use Smile to donate to anybody. I donate to my local Salvation Army.

      Liked by 4 people

      • czarowniczy says:

        My irritation wasn’t with Smile but with the already cash-heavy hospital using it to exploit the season for even more cash.

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        • Cetera says:

          Yeah, screw that. I get that hospitals have to deal with a load of gov’t crap too, and get shafted constantly by everyone, but they also make certain they get theirs .

          Somehow our civilization has managed to turn charity into an evil, stealing from the ignorant, taking from those who don’t have enough, and laundering the proceeds to come out smelling fresh and clean, like rainbows that make idiots feel warm and fuzzy.

          There are literally thousands of “charities” listed on Amazon Smile, and it is extremely difficult to find one that I’m OK with money going to, and would be willing to donate to directly myself. Amazon wanted to do a good thing and help make it easy to support charities, and instead they’ve created an entirely new way for leeches and rent-suckers to try to thrive.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Especially sonce I already get, from the hospital system expected to protect my health, regular letters asking me to remember them in my will. Irony isn’t their strong point.
            They’re rolling in money, since Katrina they’ve bought out a number of hospitals in the area and have branched out, post Obamacare, into taking over the management of hospitals now they can’t buy them.
            They also have a healthy clinical trials program where pharma pays them to beta test new drugs on very sick patients to see what potential liability there may be….oh, what’s that…yeah, to see if the drugs are a pitential cure for debilitating conditions. Seems like the only ones running out of money are the patients.

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        • stella says:

          Gotcha. Just thought I’d point it out for those who might not know.

          Liked by 2 people

      • Menagerie says:

        I donate to Heart Heroes, the organization that helped Conner, and other babies with CHD.

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  13. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Need a little workout routine for the season?

    This will have the legs working while you’re sitting.

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    • joshua says:

      um, kemosabe….white man have too much privilege….need to take my squaw and learn to live in teepee with dogs…..

      um, tonto…let this silver bullet explain the deal to you since Gen Custer clearly did not get through totally to the reservation casino.

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  14. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Lookie here, Mom.

    No hands or feet
    needed for this feat.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    James Taylor has cancelled his Manila concert he was using to protest Philippine president Duterte’s drug policies. Riiiiggghhhtttt, what concert, you may ask.
    Seems Taylor’s upset with the ‘extra-judicial killings’ of dealers, an act blamed on Duterte or Duterte-approved action – no doubt by drug dealers upset at the prospects of bring whacked before they can play the system.
    I’m wondering if Taylor got the idea that neither his presence nor his pro-drug message were welcome and being there might be…unhealthy. Taylor’s kept his share of drug dealers in mortgage payments during his drug and alcohol sotted life, his sudden interest in keeping Philippine drug dealers in business leads me to think his motives may be less than pure.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I memorized, way back in the 1990’s, N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton. i could recite it verbatim, right now.

      I know, and can sing, J.T.’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, better than he can.

      At this point, I don’t know which brain cells should be more ashamed.

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  16. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Greensleeves – What Child Is This – Official Christmas Music Video – The Gothard Sisters

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  17. stella says:

    I’ve never heard of this website, but it was linked on Drudge:

    Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches

    http://www.vocativ.com/386579/isis-lists-u-s-churches-to-attack-during-the-holidays/

    The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s β€œSecrets of Jihadis” social media group.

    A user going by the name of β€œAbu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling β€œfor bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to β€œturn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie.”

    The series of messages appeared in a pro-ISIS group on Telegram, which also provides manuals for the use and preparations of weapons and explosives for aspiring assailants. The information, distributed in a number of posts, was all previously available online and includes a public directory of churches across all 50 states. (Vocativ does not publish specific information found in lists like these.)

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Vocativ does not publish specific information found in lists like these.

      I mean, we wouldn’t want to give them the heads-up or anything.

      Vocativ has learned that four specific streets in St. Louis today have been targeted for random rape and assault. But, Vocativ does not publish specific information found in lists like these.

      No, we’re not going to tell you which streets. That would be snitching.

      (I have actually seen local news reports from local TV stations like that last one.)

      Gee, thanks. Ever so helpful.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Is the good revrun Jeremiah Wright’s church on that list?

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  18. Good afternoon, Stella, everybody!

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  19. stella says:

    Stalin’s granddaughter is an all-American badass

    http://nypost.com/2016/03/17/stalin-granddaughter-is-an-all-american-badass/

    Stalin for me was one of the three people who won the Second World War β€” Churchill, Roosevelt and him,” she told the Express of the UK. β€œThen my mother asked me to listen to her. This is when I found out about his crimes.”

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Almost finished this before I got the Apple powder-blue screen of death…either that or the Obama crew’s operating the censor desk at the NSA intercept site.
      Dear Uncle Joe, Hitler kills 6-million Jews and he’s the most evilest villain in history. Stalin’s murders eclipse Hitlers (minimum of 5-7 million in the created Ukrainian famine alon) and he’s a war hero. History is flooded with stories of the floods of death he ordered, he had political prisoners clearing mibefields by walkin through them, yet scant attention is paid.
      He had Cossacks who fought against Russia forcibly repatriated to Russia, alobg with their families, and had his Secret Police immediately execute the Cossacks and their families right behing Russian lines and within the hearing of the Allied troops forcing them on trucks for transport.
      Then there’s thecquestion of the thousands of Allied POWs, most Brit and US, that the Russians captured when they overran German POW camps. They were transported into Russia to ve used as slave labor in rebuilding postwar Russia, and that never could have happened without Stalin’s OK, if not direct orders.
      See what happens when US and European prog pols are on your side?

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  20. Wooly Phlox says:

    Stellars, I’d post the whole thing, but, Fair Use, and all.

    Sometimes The Onion is just too spot-on for words:

    http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/if-youre-reading-im-already-gone-54663

    […sincerely, the United States Constitution.]

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    • amwick says:

      Really? Gone? I think second wind time. Finally!

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Okay.

        1. Fire everyone who receives a check from the U.S. Treasury.
        -(1a.) I mean every single agency.
        2. Fire everyone tenured in academia.

        Reagan’s firing of the air-traffic controllers was nothing compared to what needs to be done to restore our republic.

        And it won’t happen.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Homeowner: “Eliiminate that one termite! We’ll be all set!”

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        3. Abolish AFSCME, SEIU, NEA, and every other public-sector union. ALL OF THEM.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          All you have to do with Unions is this; Pay Check Protection. You private company or government agency is prohibited by law collecting union dues. Now, I’m not anti union, just watch within a year the cash flow from paychecks to union coffers slows to a trickle. This stops the money laundering for Democrats……..it works, ask Scott walker…..

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  21. Wooly Phlox says:

    Remember LEGOβ„’?

    It’s… evolved.

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  22. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Santa might not be very impressed
    with hillary making this list, either. πŸ˜‰

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  23. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Floridians with a heart…

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  24. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  25. ImpeachEmAll says:

    These two special snowflakes declined Trump’s invitation to perform at his Inaugural.

    Never forget.

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