General Discussion, Friday, January 6, 2017

This image was shot from snowshoes at the Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park, just after record snowfall of 30 inches over the Chrismas holiday.

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313 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, January 6, 2017

  1. texan59 says:

    Made it all the way through. Friday, boys and girls. Watch out for the swamp snakes over the weekend. Coffee up y’all. Gonna get frosty for a few days.

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  2. Cetera says:

    For those of you who like Stefan, this is a really, really good philosophical discussion on Christianity, athiesm, WesternCiv, etc. Well worth watching, or just having on in the background as you do dishes:

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    Russian Orthodox Church Christmas Eve

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    ANFSCD…

    Trojan Horse. Minus the horse.

    European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9692/european-immigration#.WG8hvm6bEQ4.twitter

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Time for another log…

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    January 6th–Epiphany:

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 11 people

  8. stella says:

    Dire news about Mexico. Good post next door, and a couple of articles from Judicial Watch. I’ll work on a post for later.

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  9. 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™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    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™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  10. derk says:

    Morning Stella, all,
    Been about a year now that for me, this fantastic ride on the Trump train began. And what a glorious year it has been. What set him apart from the others is his honest and unrehearsed responses to the challenges brought to him daily. No fear in him. Straight shooter. Probably for most here as well.

    Also why I like this Place. Although there is time for play, the no bs set forth by the people here is pleasing, along with the small, quirky community who come by daily.

    Enjoy your days y’all, so much fun yet to be had.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

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  12. amwick says:

    Big day here at the cottage. Dh and I are going to the boat show. We almost bought a boat, but we chickened out. The boat money went into our GA cabin, much needed work on the driveway. Still I have hope!

    or not!

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  13. lovely says:

    GOP House passes bill to undo last-minute Obama regulations

    Or Obama and his Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Presidency gets schlonged

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-house-passes-bill-to-undo-last-minute-obama-regulations/

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  14. stella says:

    President Obama Brickhouse I’ve Even Got My Own Wall

    http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/06/president-obama-dc-house-brick-wall/

    President Obama is taking a cue from Donald Trump … he’s building himself a wall.

    We got photos of construction at Obama’s soon-to-be D.C. rental. You also see construction in the garage. As we reported, it will become an office with a bathroom.

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  15. Wooly Phlox says:

    So, to recap.

    In the last 9 years, I learned to: Epoxy grout. Crank out dishes like John Henry cranks out stone. Paint 4 businesses’ interiors. Pressure wash a couple, and the decks. Remediate basement flood damage four times, 50 gallons each time. Prime and paint the exteriors of two. Epoxy paint (with sprinkles!) the basements of two. Fix every sort of faucet, pipe, and toilet in all four. Cater like a mo-fo, and all the myriad work that implies, from plating to back-end cleanup. Prep every sort of vegetable and soup and gravy recipe. Tear out huge drop ceilings, and the insulation above them, and all the grids and hanger wires. Work on scaffold to clean iron trusses for painting.

    Be on call for 9 years, because I live next to the joint. (One of four.)

    I got paid $10. An. Hour.

    I tell new kids that their job is to make the boss profit and to minimize his losses.

    I should also have told them work as hard as me, and you’ll get paid as much as me.

    They get paid $10 to start. And be on Facebook and txting half the day. Without a single thought to whether they should be cleaning baseboards or floor drains or getting the FOH ladies some freakin’ ice.

    How could I not quit?

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    Today’s the first day of the Mardi Gras season, Twelfth Night or as the now more secular and diverse city government calls it ‘King’s Day’. It was officially kicked off by the mayor, at the head of a slickly dancing Zulu group, looking for all the world as if he had a stick surgically implanted you-know-where and was wearing starched pants, trying to look comfortable as he led the parade.
    Tonite the Phunny Phorty Phellows will parade by drunkenly riding street cars down their usual routes, officialy marking the start of the city’s yearlong booze fest.

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    You gotta see the POtuS’s reaction to the Chicago kidnapping/torture of that disabled white guy…did he excuse the kidnapper’s actions as merely a reaction to cultural grievances?

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  18. Menagerie says:

    It’s snowing, and off I go to work. Debating whether I should pack a bottle instead of a sandwich.

    Liked by 7 people

  19. Wooly Phlox says:

    Re: Shaun King, xis black eminance.

    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine Occupy Wall Street. Forever.” — Alt Universe Orwell

    Imagine conservatives winning every election henceforth.

    So yeah, we need more Shaun Kings. Bring them.

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  20. Wooly Phlox says:

    Great album. Every track.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Shaun King made me think of his double, Gene Wilder.

      Made me think of this album Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons.

      My mind. It does this.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wooly Phlox says:

        For years I’ve racked my brain trying to think of Gene Wilder’s name.

        Now I have a mnemonic device. Wilder Mind.

        Even a day ago I was (without using my internet) like “WTF!!!?? It’s on the TIP OF MY TONGUE!”

        Gene Wilder. His name was Gene Wilder.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Mnemonic devices rock. I have been trying to remember this dude’s name since a few years before he even died. “That guy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! That guy who acted with Richard Pryor so many times! I know his name. SAY IT! Flippin SAY IT! I can’t! I can’t remember his name!”

          Now I can. Wilder Mind. He sure had one.

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  21. joshua says:

    It is snowing and 21 degrees in Dallas Tx right now…..people jumping off tall buildings downtown…millennials who have never seen the white stuff think it is a message from space aliens.

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    • stella says:

      Years ago a friend of mine moved from Michigan to Houston. The first winter she was there, they had snow. She said she would stay at work until everybody else got home; it was too dangerous otherwise.

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      • joshua says:

        I remember one rare year in Dallas of freezing rain, and then snow on streets…no salt or plows, or course…but the locals put TIRE CHAINS on the cars…sounded like a battalion of Tiger Tanks coming at you….until someone hit their brakes, and of course skidded and took out everything in their pathway…..we wanted to hold a contest Dallas vs Atlanta over who was the stupider about driving in snow.

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        • Jacqueline Robson says:

          I’d vote Atlanta! The Interstate speed limit is 55mph. Nobody goes slower than 80. They think they need to go even faster to get home because they have to go to the store and buy all the milk, bread, and booze so they don’t starve. They fight in the store over said food and drink. The snow melts next day… It’s supposed to be 60 degrees next Wednesday.

          I live in a rural area, so our road doesn’t get plowed! It’s was plowed once in 20 years! The snow never stays long enough.

          Liked by 1 person

      • WeeWeed says:

        Truth. In Houston, everyone’s vehicle is dented. It’s like they “feel” their way around town. At 80 or 85 mph.

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        • amwick says:

          They need whiskers.

          Liked by 3 people

          • auscitizenmom says:

            LOL Remember curb feelers? They were essentially whiskers.

            Liked by 1 person

            • czarowniczy says:

              I mentioned curb feeler back next door a few years ago and very few kbew what I was talking about. Gone along that hi-lo beam can on the floorboard by the clutch, manual chokes, that rope on the back of the front seats for back seat passengers to use in getting out…oh, and those deep cloth pockets on the backs of the front seats. Sun visors that stuck out from the top of the windshield?

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              • nyetneetot says:

                “…manual chokes…”

                I had a ’73 Mazda RX-2 that had both manual choke and throttle. You’d pull both and the car would inch forward. That sheet metal box could fly!

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  We have four cars ranging from a ’97 through a 2016 and all have manual trannies. (I’ll pause here for the inevitable jokes…………………………..)
                  We had to have the dealer go and pick up the ’16 manual Ford about 100 miles away as it was the closest one, no one drives a manual any more. I figure that if I get carjacked I’ll have time to draw, clean, reload and aim….probably go out and get a burger too…while the skel tries to lurch away from the scene of his downfall. Woulda gotta manual pickup truck to but they are almost nonexistent.

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                  • Menagerie says:

                    In 1988 we had to order a Jeep Cherokee with a manual transmission. My husband wanted it, and he also said he wasn’t going to let it u kids not learn to drive one, and they would be starting to drive a couple years after we got the jeep.

                    My dad bought and sold used cars all the time as a little side money, so he always had at least five or six cars and trucks. I begged to learn on an automatic. He looked at me and said “If you can’t drive a straight shift, you can’t drive.”

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Yep, I remember it well.

                Liked by 1 person

              • Jacqueline Robson says:

                I learned to drive in a big ‘ol Oldsmobile station wagon that had the gear-shift on the steering column. My Mom figured if I could drive that, I could drive anything! Lol.

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                • lovely says:

                  I learned to drive in a giant Lincoln Continental but it was an automatic. Good memories.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I learned in a VW bug. I was terrible until I had to drive it to work. Every day I had to stop in the turn lane to make a left. I killed the engine every time. Then, I had to turn the key completely off and on again to start it. I sat at that turn every day for two weeks crying before I could make the turn until I finally got it right. Then, I loved to drive that car.

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            • joshua says:

              looked good on a 1953 Buick Roadmaster…..today, folks think curb feelers are perverts on the street corner at the bus stop.

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        • lovely says:

          Try living on College Station Texas with all those college kids in cars that their parents bought, pay the insurance for and suffer the repercussions for if any damage is caused by them. It was like a demolition derby.

          Once a girl sitting at a red light in front of me suddenly hit the gas and rear ended the car sitting in front of her. I asked the girl who was hit if she would like me to stick around to be a witness. She laughed and said no its was no big deal.

          So I left. But not before the idiot who hit the girl in front of her asked me if I had run into her πŸ™„.

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        • joshua says:

          They renamed “Uber” in Houston to “Oops!”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Younshould see New Orleans. Every decade or so we get an ice storm where the roads get icy and stay so during daylight hours. You remember that Benny Hill cop chase video of a day or so ago? Multiply that by about 100 miles of road. Only thing funnier is watching locals trying to drive up one of the many icy bridges or on-ramps, priceless.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Checked with my son, snow’s a bit late in his area, it’s being catered.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It’s the Daily Mail. Best actual Newspaper online.

      So of course it contains the actual video. I didn’t watch it. I don’t need to. I’ve read the whole Christian/Newsom testimonies and autopsies.

      It also contains a press conference with the victim’s brother-in-law.

      Hurts just to watch that, but he handled himself like a Christian.

      So it’s amazing to watch.

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  22. ImpeachEmAll says:

    It’s official

    β€˜It is over’: Congress certifies Trump’s win,

    over last-ditch Dem objections

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/06/dems-try-to-contest-trump-victory-on-house-floor.html

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  23. lovely says:

    Here we go the Chicago 4 were all on the path to Sainthood.

    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/A-judge-rebuked-four-black-people-accused-of-beating-a-mentally-disabled-white-man-and-broadcasting-the-attack-on-Facebook/id-7474fef837284608be0aa6cd5a92b698

    Defense attorneys portrayed the suspects as hardworking, responsible and religious. Cooper, for example, takes care of his twin brother, who is in a wheelchair. Tanishia Covington has two small children. Her sister attends college and has a job. Hill, the judge was told, goes to church with his grandmother.

    All four have experienced brushes with the law, some for serious and violent crimes.

    The victim Austin Hilbourn is schizophrenic. That is a little different than being mentally disabled or slow, these savages could have caused this poor kid to have a psychotic break.

    I haven’t watched the video of the abuse.

    I hope all 4 of them are incarcerated for the rest of their natural lives.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Like

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      The victim is someone I would get along with, just fine.

      He could be any number of friends of mine, who are all hated by society. They bum cigarettes, and coffee, and quarters. I got their back.

      I love them because who else is gonna? And because I was loved first. That’s one of the many reasons this story hits close to home. Not because I’m white. Or a Trump supporter. But because I know many in this poor guy’s station, and was there myself for years, and “…there, but for the Grace of God, go I…”

      I hang out with that guy. We play video games, listen to a lot of music.

      I see this story, and I can empathize, because what if it were my schizo friend?

      He knows I love him, though. A cigarette per day for 9 years is nothing.

      I tell him stories like this, he calls me a racist. Man, oh, man.

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    • joshua says:

      send them to ISIS for a trial and penalty….tattoo a cross on them and a burning picture of a Koran too. Small cartoon of Muhammud on their foreheads.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Since when is breeding and having a relative who has a job a ticket to sainthood? Who dug a ditch lowered the bar?

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  24. amwick says:

    Just because I am in a really dangerous, bad mood,,, I just read that Michael Brown’s parents are plaintiffs in a civil suit claiming damages as compensation for all the money he would have earned(in his lifetime) and supported them with… Whiskey Tango Foxtrot…… I better go… grrrrrrrrrrrrr…

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  25. lovely says:

    So my friend has a daughter who is a bit tightly wound about the food her children consume. No refined sugars, no dyes, nothing processed, if it says β€œorganic” it must be good good good πŸ™„ !

    Anyhow her 3 year old daughter started daycare and she came home and told her mom that it was someones birthday and that the mother brought purple cupcakes with sprinkles for the whole class! The little girl went on and on about how terrible it was to give little kids cupcakes with purple dye in them and sprinkles! A regular mini version of her mom.

    The little girl was so passionate about the horrors of this mom bringing purple cupcakes with sprinkles that her mother asked her ”Well did you say anything honey?”

    The daughter responded β€œNo, I ate two to be polite” πŸ˜„

    Bravo for a moment of having a real childhood!

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  26. Wooly Phlox says:

    All my friends are vegans, take it slow…

    Please don’t eat, anything that “moo”s.

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  27. Wooly Phlox says:

    Yeah.

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  28. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more tonight.

    Recording and engineering genius. Lyrically sweet like a honey packet.

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