General Discussion, Friday, December 23, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Ah, yes. It’s finally Friday. Heading home to see Mrs. T, and some young’uns in the morning. Coffee up y’all, especially if you have to go to the airport. Any airport, tomorrow, today, or any time in the next few days. πŸ™„

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Time for another log on the fire…

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:


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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Someone knows; but still anyone’s guess…

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Stirring the pot…

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      The F-18 H the bumble bee, two seater for the Navy has many issues……I’m sure Boeing can trick out a few. On a side not, #Big D is taking on the establishment head on…..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m thinking Boing Boing is being pressured to lower the rediculous costs. No one else’s 5th generation fighters are running this much and ours shouldn’t either.
      Our aircraft development has a pattern: developer submits a winning design, design develops issues after acceptance, more money’s thrown at the already accepted design and so it goes. Years after the initial acceptance there’ll be upgrades and new series that all require the money hose be turned on again.
      If Trump can bring our defense contractors into line, have them adopt honest and efficient business practices, we’ll all be in better shape. One AF F-35 price is $148 million, one Marine F-35 is $251 million and one Navy F-35 is $337 million. Each one can be downed by a far, farbless exoensive missile.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It’s going to be refreshing to have a President who, instead of playing Obama’s sick game of Brewster’s Trillions (sic) by trying to spend every last dollar, acts like a real businessman, and tries to save our country’s money.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        You know, it just occurred to me that there is a possibility that Trump can reduce the national debt by doing things like this. I mean, congress just assumes things will go on as usual and therefore, the debt will just continue to grow.

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  6. lovely says:

    Anis Amri is dead. The faux prophet Mohammed’s imaginary blood thirsty god “Allah” failed the savage of Islam and Anis was gunned down in Italy.


    Berlin Truck Attack Suspect Killed in Milan

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  7. lovely says:

    The day is not that far away when the “oppressed” groups are going to tear each other to shreds over which group is the most oppressed.

    Minority Students At UC Irvine Fight Over Who Is Most Oppressed

    Pass the popcorn.

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  8. Jacqueline Robson says:

    Feliz Naughty Dog!

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  10. amwick says:

    ‘Morning everyone!
    Yesterday our neighbors stopped by for some Christmas cheer. I actually made those Macadamia White Chocolate pudding cups. They were awesome. They came out like the best, creamiest ice cream you have ever, ever had. The recipe makes a total of 16, it was really easy to mix up. The leftovers are going to another neighbor who will be having a lot of company for Christmas. Today’s major task is to make DH’s favorite pound cake. It’s all good. πŸ™‚

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Oooooooohh….. we all NEED one ‘a these……

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  12. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Good old Karma…

    4 Washington state electors to be fined $1,000 for vote

    Clinton won the state’s popular vote last month, earning her 12 electoral votes. Under state law, presidential electors β€” who are chosen by their party at their state convention β€” sign a pledge to vote for their party’s nominees for president and vice president. But during Monday’s Electoral College vote in Olympia, Clinton got just eight votes, while former Secretary of State Colin Powell got three and Native American tribal elder and activist Faith Spotted Eagle got one vote.

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  13. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  14. Merry Christmas Stella’s Place! Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed holiday with your friends and loved ones!

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  15. lovely says:

    I was among a group of folks this week who all volunteer for various endeavors.

    After some scripture reading a question was posed. β€œHow have we β€œmade known the message” of God’s love this Christmas?

    You may not mention material goods or your family in your answer.

    It was a very interesting discussion.

    In the beautiful words of St. Francis β€œPreach, preach, preach, and when absolutely necessary use words.”

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  16. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    Hope you haven’t had b’fast, yet.

    Fascinating, disgusting photo-essay:

    This is child abuse, cranked up to eleven.

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  18. 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™‚ 🍸 (Baileys 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Christmas Donuts

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  19. derk says:

    Good Morning Stella, all,
    Beauty once again, thank you. It is getting close!
    Kids came in Wednesday night. Only present I truly need or desire.
    One more day of work this year, so off I go.

    Have a great day y’all.

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  20. Good afternoon, Stella and company, Happy Holidays, all!

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  21. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more from Franti’s crew, so apropos:

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    Trump’s again sticking a finger in the eye of the Palm Beach elite/establishment, he’s having Tiger Woods play golf with him at his Palm Beach golf course.

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    Awwwww….tis truly the season of giving. Lacking any partridges in our pear tree the outside cat left us a mockingbird on the doormat. Looks like we have to unwrap it ourselves…

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  24. joshua says:

    Well….here it is December 23…so happy Festivus everybody..

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  25. amwick says:

    Our neighbor walked by with his dogs. His wife had some kind of surgery this past Wednesday, so we asked about her. He said she was doing fine, but his mother died yesterday. 96, took a fall and there wasn’t much they could do. She has been living with him for a few years. He said that she is in a better place with his dad… sighs Amen.
    Count your blessings…

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    • joshua says:

      sympathy for the living…but, for me…being 96 years old after losing my spouse would be terrible….as well as living with my children… bless this woman and her victory over life. Sad for those left, but an eternity with peace and love is better.

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      • amwick says:

        It was his mom… a mom has no age. They are planning a funeral instead of celebrating Christmas. I don’t know, I had the strangest urge to make a casserole and bring it over.

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        • stella says:

          So true! It is always a blow to lose your mother, no matter her age. My mother died at age 91, and she would have been happy to live longer, though not afraid to die.

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        • WeeWeed says:

          It’s also ruined Christmas for him….. for awhile…

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        • joshua says:

          I was 19, in college finals, at Christmas time about to go on break, when my father died of a heart attack. My mother was left alone, both of her sons were about to be adults, but had left home….there was no Christmas that year….my heart was broken…he was 57 years old….I am 75 now….I still miss my father….and also my mother who did not live much longer than my father either. Christmas is when a lot of people pass away for some reason….Did not mean my comment disrespectful in any manner….but missing a LONG time partner and friend that you had kids with is just HARD…and lonely.

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  26. WeeWeed says:

    So. Poor Debbie Reynolds. She also is having a horrid Christmas.


  27. Wooly Phlox says:

    Pray for her. See Drudge.

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  28. stella says:

    Carrie Fisher had a cardiac arrest on a plane from London to L.A. An EMT gave her CPR on board, then she was worked on at the airport for quite a while before they could get a pulse.

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  29. Wooly Phlox says:

    By lending support to the notion that Israelis are living in the land of Israel contrary to International law, he emboldens the Palestinians to increase the frequency and intensity of their attacks on Israelis. Obama is now directly responsible for any deaths that occur because of his cowardly, anti-Semitic, anti-Western decision.

    More at link.

    It’s as if Ace’s commenters have entered my mind, fed on my memories, and known all that I know.


  30. czarowniczy says:

    Sad day, depending upon your viewpoint, as Mikhail Kalashnikov died at 94.

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  31. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Well I’m done with my Christmas baking this year….turned the oven on this morning, turn the knob to clean,….then when I came home the oven was clean………

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  32. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Catherine Deneuve is staring in the Musketeer……2001. She is and always will be a babe………

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  33. czarowniczy says:

    Well, seems that on the way out the door our Imam-lite has ordered his UN dawgz not to veto the usual UN Security Council resolution to stop Israeli settlement activity. Shades of Soros inspired pique, wonder how much he and Chucky are getting from the usual Mideast suspects to hose Israel?

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  34. Wooly Phlox says:

    Joshua, I always thought you were younger than me. You’re 75.

    I’ll be 46 next summer. I’ll be looking for new music when I’m 95.

    Oh, I’m sure it’ll all be based on old music. Good.

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  36. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more.


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