General Discussion, Saturday, February 4, 2017

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217 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, February 4, 2017

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Peaceful, prolife protest next Saturday, Feb. 11th, nationwide–to promote defunding Planned Parenthood. Locations at the link below (196 planned so far):

    http://protestpp.com/locations/

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I doubt this will be peaceful because it will be infiltrated to cause trouble and make them look bad. I mean, the pro-abortionists will fight to protect their precious baby killing industry.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Two very good related articles by T.L. Davis (the second is below):

    The Great Social Earthquake

    http://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-great-social-earthquake.html

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    [First T.L. Davis article seems to be in limbo…]

    By Force, By Us

    http://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2017/02/by-force-by-us.html

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    Howdy, stella. I just posted two articles from blogspot, but neither showed up.

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Thumping Trump has the right idea…

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Good for the goose;
    good for the gander…

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  7. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Tex might be enjoying a relapse.

    Hope not; but just in case, here it be…

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  8. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just sitting here enjoying the aroma
    of another turkey cooking low and slow.

    Realized the cats are late to the party.
    So, when the cats are away, the mice…

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  9. Wooly Phlox says:

    Today was crazy busy at the restaurant. It was fun.

    Tomorrow is the single busiest day, sales-wise, of the year, in our restaurants.

    Lots of adult beverages, mainly. It’s a winter festival here.

    In its current incarnation the place is less than a month old. And we have a new line cook starting tomorrow, of all days. If he comes back after tomorrow’s craziness, he stays.

    I also get to educate the lazy kids I’m replacing tomorrow. If they show up.

    Great crew, too, so far. It’s the first kitchen full of actual maturity and professionalism I’ve ever been a part of, and it feels good.

    Yesterday when I walked into the kitchen I tested their racial chips. I said, in the whitest, nerdiest voice I could muster, huge smile, “My Negroes!!”. All of them almost fell on the floor laughing.

    Me and Chef have more experience in this industry than anyone in the entire restaurant. His is twice mine. He has knives older than all of his sous chefs. I’m glad he snapped me up and roped me back into it, because when you’re good at it, it’s fun. Especially when it gets crazy. Tomorrow’s gonna be 12 hours, at least, of craziness.

    I have to be in at 10, so, goodnight ladies!

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  10. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Ben doesn’t do PC, either.
    Ben just tells it like it is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. amwick says:

    Now wait a gosh darn minute… did I miss an entire day? Here ya go!

    Something or other about a football game later.. meh!

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  12. amwick says:

    So yesterday we vacuumed… Every nook and cranny. Every sofa cushion, and I washed all of the sofa pillow covers… I hate it.

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  14. amwick says:


    hmmmm saw this on the news… in between football stuff.

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  15. lovely says:

    Why I really, really like my town ๐Ÿ™‚ . He also has a sticker on his back window that reads “Black Guns Matter.”

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  16. lovely says:

    Happy wedding day to Mr. and Mrs. Tundra ๐Ÿ™‚ A world of blessings!

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  17. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ 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 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)
    Mornin’ 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)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ 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 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 (Kamikaze)
    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™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    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!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  18. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Socialists being socialists…

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  19. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Class act…

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  20. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Hillary Clinton Doc Dump Part 6

    Some things never change…

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Whole buncha possibilities there. Could be thry have access to info on NGOs aiding US transfers of ‘stuff’ to groups fighting Iranian/IRG/Hezz actions in Mideast…or it could be a list of individuals/agencies doing business with Israel. They could also work sone things to cause oil prices to rise, whole lotta optiobs available to them.
      I’d suggest that one possible retaliation is to work with Israel to ID and target Iran’s top tier IRG operatives in countries outside of Iran and eliminating them. Whole buncha options available to us too. This may be our last chance to knock Iran back brfore the same treasonous crowd that infected us with the Islamofascist likes of the POtuS getva second chance to destroy us.

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  21. This ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    There is much cleaning up to do, but Mad Dog Mattis is the right man for the job!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Kim Jong has a lot of problems, chief among them is it’s not 1950 any more.
      South Korea’s not only been preparing for this war for over 60 years and has hobed its combat skills in real war while NK has just practice. SK also has a far better logistics train and better technology, notbto mention that a NK attack would have to deal with the huge urban area just south of the DMZ, a SK tactical advantage. I also wonder how effective the NK troops would be if they made it as far as downtown Seoul and saw the consumer goods and food.
      Another big problem is that NK would face the wrath of the US and quite probably Japan, though I think the UN Command would hold the possibility of direct Japanese involvement as a card to play to keep China from stepping in. NK fronts would definately be a target-rich environment.

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      • Kim Jong is definitely a warmonger and a nut. Very bad combination.

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      • czar, they do a lot of missile tests but people are starving over there. Could NK fight effectively at all? I’ve heard some horror stories about life in NK. Will people who are struggling to survive be really gunning for war?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The exact number of Koreans who starved to death over the last tweny years is unknown but I sort of dtivk with th ten percent of the population figure. Daddy Kim faced crippling sanctions over refusing to trash his missile and nuke programs and he was insble to produce enough food to feed his country. Andvyes, they can fight. One of the basic tules of dictatorship is ‘don’t piis off the troops’, they got the guns. Food was diverted to the military and the military families to ensure their loyalty…works great. The various military units aren’t hungry and anyone who pushes thru their lines will be overrun with hungry refugees.

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  22. The grown-ups are in charge again!

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    • stella says:

      Fabulous indeed.

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    • Really good. Thanks for posting it.

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    • Speaking of calling Trump H_tler ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
      I’m not really sure if this guy’s supposition is correct, but personally I’m glad Trump didn’t go on Beck’s show. He’s lost it.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      I was reading newspapers and magazines from the civil war time period. Lincoln was condemned by all sides for his actions.

      “Lincoln did all of those things to end and win the Civil War. And today we love him for it โ€ฆas we should. Because in the end, his vision was right โ€ฆeven though his methods were suspect in the heat of the moment.”

      I honestly don’t know how to digest this statement. Things today are as they are. Lincoln, and the new at the time republican party, did not follow the law to win the presidency or keep the country together. The author of the blog post basically stated that “the ends justifies the means”. I don’t agree with that.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Do you mean you don’t agree with Lincoln doing whatever he thought necessary to win the war or you don’t agree with the ‘ends justify the means’ doctrine period?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Just curious, I’ve always held that ‘situational ethics’ card in my pocket as a fallback. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’.

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          • nyetneetot says:

            I understand and agree with that, but as I wrote, the newspapers of back then read like the backroom TPP deals of today.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yellow journalism was a driving factor for that war, the northern rag jockeys hated the South (some things nrver change) and abolition became a cause celeb. That north, South dislike goes back to the founding of the country, a British carryover.
              I think Lincoln, from contemporaty writing, would have gladly allowed slavery to continue had that have saved the Union but the media drove the train.

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              • Per statements accredited to Lincoln, he was not interested in slavery so much as preserving the Union. He claimed that if he could have stopped the War by freeing all the slaves he would have, or if freeing none would have stopped it he would have done that too, or free some but not others. Whatever happened his goal was the preservation of the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation had no teeth anywhere where the Union Army was not. It was issued more to keep France and Britain from aiding the South by making the war a moral issue.

                Sadly, the idea that the Civil War was about slavery rather then State’s rights is a myth that goes on to this day. I’m not in favor of slavery. I’m in favor of small local government, so I would have been a Confederate sympathizer, which was not a good thing to be if you lived in the North.

                Massachusetts, on a somewhat related note, does not get the right to thumb their nose at President Trump’s immigration suspension. We’ve already had the argument about State’s rights; it took the lives of almost 600,000 people to sort out. Massachusetts has discovered belatedly that they were on the wrong side in that war (though they don’t know it and I doubt they’ll figure it out) and the right side of the argument lost the war.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  As I said, Lincoln’s primary desire was to preserve the Union, not end slavery. Historical revisionists who were working on making the long dead slavery issue in indelible national sin that could only be salved with an emdless application of money colored the nsrrative.
                  A good part of the reason for the Emancipation Proclamation was to free up bodies for the Union army which was having recruitment problems. It would also cause problems internally in the states in succession states through a number of avenues. He couldn’t free slaves on the Union border states as the slaves were still property and he couldn’t expropriate them unless the states were in revolt.
                  There were also stories about his having a plan to pick up all of the slaves and shop them back to Africa. We’d established Liberia so the base was already there. The NE had shopped a load of its slsves there when the New England states banned slavery between the late 1700s and 1840. They didn’t want (more like ‘need’) slavery any more and weren’t to happy to have the slaves there either. Liberal hypocrisy didn’t travel as well vack then before we had social media.

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                  • Yep! Couldn’t agree more. Sorry for the long explaination/repetition. I do that sometimes.

                    Aside: I will never forget listening to a woman who complained that her kids were not being taught that the war was about slavery. They were using much older history books in school that taught that the war was about – gasp- State’s Rights!

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        • nyetneetot says:

          A bit of both, but from what I’ve been reading the war had been unnecessary in the beginning, Lincoln or his side, set up the South into firing the first shot. If not for the Federal government’s reaction, many of the states that were neutral or originally staying in the Union wouldn’t have switched.
          So my objection has more to do with the months of events that lead up and the first shot that are not part of regular history given of Lincoln freeing the slaves and keeping the union together.

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          • stella says:

            From what I know, it was the new states that were the sticking point – whether or not to allow slavery when accepting a new state into the union.

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          • WeeWeed says:

            The “slavery” issue was brought up simply to garner British support and $$$$$$. None of that became an issue until the “union” was running out of money. And, it was NOT the original point of contention.
            Lincoln is NOT my hero.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      He’s got the idea though he wanders from some of the facts and makes some questionable assumptions. Thing is, he’s right in saying it’s over-the-top to compare damn near anyone to Hitler.
      Thing is, Europe was still on the cusp of Old Europe where the lives of the people belonged to the monarchy/state and were tools. How many people were killed by Russian leaders from the Czars through the Commissars? How many were killed by the French monarchy thru Napoleon? The Spanish under their various wars, the Inquisition and let’s not forget the millions they killed in the New World.
      The US was the new order, it was a democracy where the pesants got to control and value their own lives. We were valuing lives long before the various European countries started doing it…remember Ww I and II?
      To me, if there are any Hitlers out there you can shake ’em outta the Rat party where babies can be murdered even after they are born. Where healthcare is mismansged by the government and rationed by bureaucrats. Where their idiotic social policies have created the innercity killing fields and communities of endless hopelessness and dependency. Where they create a deadly mess on the country’s floor and deny any responsibility for cleaning it up. And let’s not forget their Goebbels in Hollywood and New York.

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  25. nyetneetot says:

    Here? Put it here?

    Happy Caturday?

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  26. A bit of Americana for y’all! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  27. stella says:

    Hereโ€™s A List Of All The Muslim Countries That Ban Jews

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/13066/heres-list-all-muslim-countries-ban-jews-michael-qazvini

    Syria
    Iran
    Iraq
    Yemen
    Libya
    Algeria
    Bangladesh
    Brunei
    Kuwait
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Sudan
    Saudi Arabia
    United Arab Emirates

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  28. stella says:

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  29. stella says:

    I like this guy’s style.

    Infamous Picture-Ruining Yellow Car in Famous English Village Vandalised

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/04/infamous-picture-ruining-yellow-car-famous-english-village-vandalised/

    With localsโ€™ public backing, the retired dentist says he wonโ€™t have his style dictated by tourists. Told by mechanics that his car was probably an insurance write-off, Maddox says he plans to buy a replacement โ€” in lime green.

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  30. joshua says:

    Not 75 yet….

    I used to think I was just a regular guy, but . . .I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist.

    I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist.

    I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic.

    I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business.

    I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel.

    I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby.

    I am older than 65, which makes me a useless old man.

    I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary.

    I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe.

    I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist.

    I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

    I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant.

    Now, a sick old woman said me and my friends are a basket of deplorables.

    Please help me come to terms with the new me . . . because I’m just not sure who I am anymore!
    I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking!

    I just can’t imagine or understand what’s happened to me so quickly!

    Funny . . . it’s all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years!

    As if all this crap wasn’t enough to deal with, I’m now afraid to go into either restroom!

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  31. auscitizenmom says:

    What happened to the caturday thread?

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  32. texan59 says:

    Sit down and buckle up. I know you’re gonna be shocked when you read this. Who’s behind the Berkeley mess? Take a couple guesses and then read the article. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/03/look-who-funds-the-group-behind-the-call-to-arms-at-milos-berkeley-event/

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  33. jeans2nd says:

    Apropos of nothing – this article about Stephen Miller is 100% accurate.
    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/02/03/ann-coulter-establishment-targeting-stephen-miller-brilliant-patriotic-genius-behind-trump/

    15 Aug 2016, had a prime spot in front row at Trump’s speech at Y-town State Univ (was in the corner by the wall). Was able to see and hear things everyone else missed – including Stephen Miller. Took about a week to figure what, and the significance of what, Miller was doing. This young man, Stephen Miller, is indeed brilliant.

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    • texan59 says:

      The only thing that concerns me about folks who are this young, is that for most of them their worldview is very narrow. And it doesn’t matter much which side of the aisle. Every POTUS has had one of the wunderkinds, and unfortunately, they often times have a portfolio that exceeds their abilities.

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  34. Wooly Phlox says:

    Apropos of work today:

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  35. joshua says:

    attention, George Soros…..karma is a bytche…

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  36. Free speech is not a concept college lefties are in favor of.

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  37. texan59 says:

    The left truly is mentally ill. This is an entire editorial from The Washington Post. I’ve cut and pasted because of paywalls and such.

    Rachel Manteuffel works in The Postโ€™s Editorial department.

    Dear the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

    How are you? No, really, how are you?

    Iโ€™ve found myself thinking about you lately, and how things are going with you, and I just wanted you to know that I admire you very much and have some tokens of my esteem that you might enjoy.

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    Such as blood. If you have any need for blood, you can have the eight or so units of A-positive that are right here in my body. Thereโ€™s also a gently used liver in here, lobes of it just lying around if you need them.

    I am 32 years old and in good health. I take vitamins and fish oil. In the gym, I recently lifted almost three times your weight with my butt.

    Do you like platelets? I have excellent platelets. I have had all my shots. If you, personally, ask me to, I will give up cheese. I can do eight push-ups and a 10-minute mile. My kidneys function well. I have two. Either one is yours for the taking. Both, if need be.

    My cholesterols are in good ranges. I am confident that, whatever triglycerides are, mine are more than ample. I will be eating more vegetables, just in case. I have scads of nerves that you can have. Just take them. My skin would graft onto you beautifully. Bones, stem cells, a whole eyeball I donโ€™t need, feet of intestines, feet. Just a ridiculous amount of health, way more than should rightly belong to someone with my standing in the world. It is not just. And I know you like justice.

    I assume you see what I am driving at. My driverโ€™s license says organ donor, but I have added a sticker stipulating that you get first right of refusal for all parts. If you need to keep me on life support in your house, just in case, while you slice off any bits that appeal to you, that is totally fine and my loved ones will understand. Believe me, they understand. We have discussed it.

    I am somewhat bigger than you are, so my heart might not be a perfect fit. Have it cut to size.

    Please find $50 enclosed for your personal trainer.

    Thank you,

    Rachel

    P.S. If this offer does not interest you, please pass it along to Justice Breyer.

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  38. texan59 says:

    Somebody over on teh FB posted a Glen Campbell video of Gentle on My Mind. This is a cover by a young band, whom I think hit a home run. Where’s the keys, Miss Wee?

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  39. czarowniczy says:

    WTFO, local news is carrying a piece on two young Detroit men (race unmentioned) involved in a shooting/stabbing over an alleged stolen video game station and TV set. Is Detroit selling its crime spots now for filler or did NOLA just have a dry spot in its over two shooting a day spree?.

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  40. ImpeachEmAll says:

    If inauguration numbers matter, BO beat Trump;
    but lost to his north korean comrade, big time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  41. MaryfromMarin says:

    Another in the Bamiyan Buddhas series:

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  42. stella says:

    Discussion on FB about the serious violent rioting, threats against the President etc. Saw this comment.

    I believe with all my heart that God’s intervention is the reason Trump won. God will see his will done one way or the other. He never promised us it would be easy. I’ve taken to reciting in my head several times a day “if God is for us, who can be against us.” It gives me peace. I’m going to sit back and watch God work this out.

    What do you think?

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Overall, I am in general agreement–until I get to the “sit back and watch” part. God uses individuals, yes, but He uses LOTS of them. Including you–and me–and others:

      I heard the voice of the Lord saying, โ€œWhom shall I send, and who will go for us?โ€ Then I said, โ€œHere am I! Send me.โ€
      –Isaiah 6:8–

      In addition, it is important to remember that God uses people to save–but also to chastise.

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      • stella says:

        That stuck out for me too. I wonder if he/she meant it the way it sounds, after saying earlier that “He never promised us it would be easy.” We should all do what we can do, but in the end, is it we alone who can turn the tide?

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        • MaryfromMarin says:

          We should all do what we can do, but in the end, is it we alone who can turn the tide?

          “We alone”? Unpack that a little more for me, stella.

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          • stella says:

            Meaning that “Iโ€™m going to sit back and watch God work this out.” (what he/she said) is an acknowledgment that we are in God’s hands, rather than He being in ours.

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            • MaryfromMarin says:

              I would have thought that “He alone” meant that, not “we alone”.

              And I agree with your statement immediately above–it just doesn’t seem to be what I was asking about…my error, most likely.

              Arrgh, this would be better as a face-to-face conversation, instead of an online one. Too many chances to make a mistake in interpretation.

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      • joshua says:

        the “serenity prayer” is often followed by the phrase “Faith without Works is Dead”

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    • John Denney says:

      When you’re in a rowboat and see a big storm coming, pray to God, but row toward shore.

      “Do your best; commit the rest.”

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  43. czarowniczy says:

    USA Today is reporting that ‘thousands of anti-Trump protestors marched near his Mar-a-Lago estate to protest his policies. Well they’re on Flagler, completely across the Intercoastal Waterway from his estate, Drew Brees couldn’t toss a rock even halfway across the Intercoastal from Flagler to his dock. Guess that terms for USA Today are relative to the truth they’re creating.

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