General Discussion, Sunday, February 5, 2017

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189 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, February 5, 2017

  1. czarowniczy says:

    What?! Everyone forget to put the coffee and bacon donuts out?,

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  2. michellc says:

    We have not had internet for a week and still waiting.on them to fix it. I have to be in a certain spot and hold my mouth right to get service on phone and it hurts my eyes but wanted to check in and say still no baby. She”s still dilated to a 3, 70% effaced, minus 1 station. She had contractors 5 minutes apart and a trip to the hospital but after about 4 hours they stopped. They were strong enough to register on machine but didn’t progress …

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    • amwick says:

      THanks for the update.. Blessings on you and your expanding family… Happy times I hope. πŸ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      Thanks for letting us know Michelle. Prayers as always for you and yours and especially the little one πŸ™‚ . I hope your internet gets fixed soon!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thanks for checking in. Still praying.

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    • stella says:

      Thanks for the news, and I hope you get your internet service soon. That girl may be born on Valentine’s Day yet!

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    • stella says:

      Today is my daughter’s birthday (she was 10 days late), so Feb 5 is okay too.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Now you know how I feel…..that phone/internet thing, not the other thing.

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      • michellc says:

        Yep, I’m not a fan of cellphones, especially smartphones, but my old phone took a crap and I couldn’t find a flip phone that wasn’t so flimsy I was afraid a couple of times of opening it that it would fall apart. My only other choice was a smartphone. Writing the post was the first time I had even used the internet on it, but the plan came with internet.

        It’s not too smart it took forever to write the post thanks to it automatically deciding my words for me and I missed it changing contractions to contractors.

        They finally fixed the internet and tried to lie and say it was on our end until I corrected the young man and told him the first day it went out they had a recording that said they were aware of problems in this area. The second day they thought I had to have a tech call me, one that I could not understand a word he said btw. Then each day after that it was either arguing with them that I had already plugged it straight in to the computer several times and unplugged the router several times or them telling me it was at the tower and they were working on it and would call me with a time frame. A call that never came. Then five families I know of in this area also had no internet all week.

        He finally admitted he was saying what he was told to say, but that they had an issue and when they finally fixed the issue it meant updating it to where the receiver we all have on our houses had to also be updated in order to pick up the signal. So now he has to go to each house and update them.

        The good thing is construction has started in this area on fiber and max time they say we will have it at our house is 120 days. I can then get faster internet for half the price I pay now and never have to deal with Rise Broadband again.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Wll, I’m still about one mile from the billion dollar hi-speed internet we were promised nearly ten years ago with no sign that we’ll ever be connected.
          I’m trying to get Sprint to put an antenna up so we could get questionable service st a lesser price than we’re forking over to Verizon. Wanna destroy ISIS? Switch their comms to Verizon.
          We had dial-up at a really low price and it worked for ash-and-trash finctions and as a backup but one day Southern Bell changed all of the various companies’ access numbers to long distance, forbade their use for data and introduced their own dsl service at over twice the other companies’ prices. Meanwhile their fiber optic cable’s buried at the end of our farm road and no one’s hooked up.

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          • michellc says:

            My daughter tried Verizon phone, they claimed it would work anywhere, but it barely worked anywhere. This was a few years ago so it may be better now, but luckily then if it didn’t work you had 3 days to cancel.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              We purchased their wi-fi hotspot. When it started to malfunction we wentbto their outlet and were told that our only option was to upgrade. OK, since the hotspot you sold us is bad and our only option is to upgrade, then we’ll trade the bad one gir an ipgrade. Uhhhh, no, we were told, you have to pay for the upgrade, you have to be here a year to get a free upgrade.
              Soooooooo, you’re telling us we have a bad hotspot and our only option is to rither buy a replacement or use the faulty one for months? Correctamundo, el sucker. They did offer us the option to buy one of their smart phones, a data plan, and use it as a hotspot. Great sales plan…..
              Hey Sprint, can you hear me now?

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        • stella says:

          Fiber is now available here through ATT (which I hate). The speed is really good, but the pricing isn’t, and I’m not sure I can justify the switch. Thinking about it.

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          • michellc says:

            I’m not a fan of ATT either, our land line is through them.
            This fiber is through a private company who partnered with our REC.
            We now pay $100/month for 8 Mbps, which is the only internet we can get with the exception of satellite internet. The fiber optic will be $49.99 for 100 Mbps, $63.99 for 500 Mbps and $84.99 for 1000 Mbps.

            I plan on getting the lower speed because I figure it will be like going from a dump truck to a corvette. lol

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            • czarowniczy says:

              We have ATT on our cells. We had them on NOLA where they…uhhh…worked, but when we moved out here their service stopped a quarter mile from our house. They’ve since upgraded it and we get service out in the driveway on the south side of the house and down by the lake on the notth side when it’s humid and we have a good north wind.
              We were going to switch to Verizon until we saw how ‘less than desirable’ their wi-fi service is but as we have landline at the house we kept ATT for when we’re on the road with our flip phones.
              Full and fair disclosure: ATT did offer to sell us a $500-ish amplifier we could mount in our attic but we’d have to drill holes in our walls. Also no guarantee how well it would work as it would have to pick up a less than one-bar signal, amplify it and transmit it to our phones.
              And the government broke up Bell Telephone why?

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              • michellc says:

                ATT didn’t offer us anything for internet, just said they don’t have anything in our area.
                For the past year we’ve had to fight them over our home phone and business phone because every month they try to raise our rate and then when we call they say we changed our plan. It finally gets resolved, but it takes 5 or 6 days of calling until you finally get someone who can get it resolved.

                I never thought I would say this, but I would get rid of our landline if we could get cell service here without being in a certain room, standing on one leg, with your mouth held just right. It does work though out in the middle of the pasture anytime of the day or night and it works at the bottom of our drive.

                The only towers that work at all in this area are ATT towers, but I refuse to give them cellphone business as well and have straight talk that uses ATT towers.

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            • stella says:

              That’s a good deal. I’m paying about $100 (before many fees and taxes) for 30 Mbps and unlimited phone.

              ATT wants $80 a month for 100 Mbps plus unlimited phone, so it is a better deal, but I have to sign a one-year agreement. The price is guaranteed for two years. It is a better deal, but marginally. I’m not unhappy with my internet speed.

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              • michellc says:

                I’m considering switching our phone when we get it, some tell me I’ll hate it, others tell me they love it. It is also cheaper for unlimited phone than what we pay for ATT.

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                • stella says:

                  I’ve had phone through the local cable company for a long time. It works just fine, unless you lose power. Not like the old land line that worked with or without power. It doesn’t happen often here, but then I use cell if I have to make a call (like calling the power company!)

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Prayers!

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    • michellc says:

      Thank all of you for the prayers.

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  3. amwick says:

    So, in the political/legal realm, things are running amok. The emergency stay for that TRO, (the travel ban from the Terrorist Seven nations) has been denied… All this is confusing and frightening.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. amwick says:

    Do not be fooled by the message in this tweet… Very interesting twitter tomfoolery!!!

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  6. 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! (aka “doodahdaze”) 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’ litenmaus πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    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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  7. lovely says:

    Happy Sunday folks, be good stewards for Kieth πŸ™‚

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  8. texan59 says:

    Better late than never. These’ll go quite well with Dr. No’s cinnamon roll. Coffee up y’all. The big game this evening. I’m staying as far away from that area as possible. Gettin’ a tad bit past the optimum date to be hangin’ out with 125K of my new best friends. Will enjoy it from the sofa. πŸ˜€

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  9. texan59 says:

    Our favorite Sunday columnist capsulizes the week of fantasy (of the Lamestream media). Enjoy with your coffee.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/the_press_eunuchs_rattling_their_cups.html

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  10. texan59 says:

    Make sure that you do not listed to this short clip with either hot coffee or a cinnamon roll in your mouth. “Statue of Liberty was orginally intended to be a mooslim woman”. πŸ™„ πŸ™„

    http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/the-statue-of-liberty-was-originally-an-egyptian-peasant/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=34134336

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Jhad to bring that up at breakfast, dincha? Funny thing is that if told in a serious enough voice for a long enough period of time it can become a truth. First thing that comes to mind is Charlton Heston in the final ‘Planet of the Apes’ scene…new ending, new apes.

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  11. texan59 says:

    How Ronaldus Magnus dealt with the sniveling punks at Berkeley back in 1969. πŸ˜€

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  12. stella says:

    This opinion piece is in the GUARDIAN!!!!! Hell froze over.

    Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/05/trump-not-fascist-champion-for-forgotten-millions

    Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change?

    America is deeply divided, but it’s not divided between fascists and Democrats. It’s more accurate to say that America is divided between the elites and everybody else, and Trump’s election was a rejection of the elites.

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, goodness, I like that. Extreme vetting indeed – and rather amazing since entrance is in fact based on grace, not on performance. That’s good.

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    • Sharon says:

      Stella, what I did mean to post under your Guardian link/Comment was along these lines:

      I agree with the point complete and am not afraid of the results/consequences of what Trump does; however, I have wondered about a tipping point with regard to general fearfulness of the stew getting hotter and hotter. Is there a tipping point where the general population will react to the higher temperatures, which are in fact very high simply because the conversation and the fight is finally engaged on the real terms of survival.

      Actual survival in life-threatening situations (like on behalf of our Republic) will involve much more of what he’s presently delivering, I think. He’s not :”firing for effect” – he’s doing what he said he would do.

      I had thought over the past years that I would never support a candidate who did not say, in advance, that he would have scorched-earth policies and procedures towards the entrenched bureaucracies. Perhaps it was a calculated decision – he didn’t talking bluntly about that a whole lot, but he’s actually doing it. Scary and thrilling to watch.

      I saw stats the other day that said government employment is down by 10,000 in the last quarter – didn’t investigate to understand, so I don’t know if that is just from attrition. Could well be, considering how bloated it is.

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      • stella says:

        What I think will happen (and hope so) is that the public will tire of the constant “CHAOS IS HAPPENING!!!” headlines in the news, and the ridiculous riots and demonstrations or, at the very least, become inured to them. Most people aren’t that interested in politics, as long as they are well fed, warm, and comfortable. If they aren’t discommoded, or if their situation improves, the overheated complaints about President Trump will fizzle.

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  13. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Afternoon Ms.WeeWeed!!!!!!!!!

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  14. WeeWeed says:

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    • texan59 says:

      😯 😯 😯

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    • czarowniczy says:

      OMA! Sue the NOAA, sharks should come with a warning label. You know, something along the lines of “Hey! You €£Β₯%# idiot, don’t @&$#% do this!
      Then again, we revert back to Czarina’s fav quote: ‘You can’t make things foolproof as fools are so damnably persistent.’

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Back out to clearing the ground around my fruit trees, fertilizing and mulching. Cursed global climate change, now I have to deal with early and increased food production!

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  16. texan59 says:

    I posted this on somebody’s wall awhile ago on teh FB.

    If’n I was running a big medical practice right now, I would go out and hire as many shrinks and psychologist’s as I could, because we would start making more money than we could have ever imagined over the next eight years. If I was running a hospital chain, I would reconfigure my staffing to begin handling multitudes of new stroke patients and rehab.

    Just food for thought. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

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  18. texan59 says:

    A slideshow with prices at the concession stand for tonight’s game. 😯 😯 😯

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/concession-prices-at-super-bowl-are-expensive-dollar15-popcorn/ar-AAmE5b8?li=BBnb7Kz#image=3

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    Y’all watchin’ the NFL Social Engineering Special, formerly known as the Super Bowl?

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  20. stella says:

    I hear that Gaga did a pretty good job. Didn’t see it. What do you think?

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  21. stella says:

    Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2613988

    Now the government has answered Robart, and unlike the judge, Justice Department lawyers have produced a point-by-point demolition of Washington State’s claims. Indeed, for all except the most partisan, it is likely impossible to read the Washington State lawsuit, plus Robart’s brief comments and writing on the matter, plus the Justice Department’s response, and not come away with the conclusion that the Trump order is on sound legal and constitutional ground.

    Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart’s restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president’s constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and “second-guesses the president’s national security judgment” about risks faced by the United States.

    There is a lot more, and it’s worth reading.

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    • stella says:

      … and more!

      Finally, the Justice Department noted that even with such a large body of law opposing Robart’s judgment, and in such a high-profile case with so much responsibility on the judge to clearly state his reasoning, Robart “did not confront” the arguments against his position and indeed “gave no explanation why the state of Washington has a high likelihood of success on the merits of its claims.” Beyond that, the state itself, as a state, is not subject to the executive order, and therefore does not have standing to challenge it. And Robart’s order is “vastly overbroad” and “untethered to Washington State’s particular claims” and “extends even to aliens abroad who currently have no visas” and “applies nationwide, effectively overriding the judgment of another district court [in Boston] that sustained the executive order against parallel challenges.”

      In fact, while Judge Robart decreed that the interests of Washington State would be harmed by the Trump order, the government argued that the interests of the presidency, and of the Constitution, would be harmed by Judge Robart’s decision. “Judicial intrusion on the political branches’ exclusive authority over the admission of aliens, by violating the separation of powers, in itself constitutes irreparable injury,” the Department argued.

      By the end of the Justice Department’s 24-page brief, Judge Robart’s, and the state of Washington’s, argument lay in tatters.

      What will the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals do? Impossible to predict, based on past decisions.

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  22. stella says:

    Just saw this shirt on Facebook. I think it’s perfect for Wooly.

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  23. stella says:

    I usually don’t read Lame Cherry, but I agree – wholeheartedly – with this:

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-lesson-on-assassination-from-fake-news.html

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  24. Wooly Phlox says:

    I had a great weekend.

    Chef is being asked by everyone in the joint, “Who’s the new guy, and why does he work so hard?” Chef knows me, so he just smiles. He knows I give a s**t about the actual business.

    I was in the FOH this morning, talking to the entire front-of-house staff — servers, bussers, hostess, and our lazy guy from the kitchen who was out there schmoozing with the ladies instead of working — and asked them all, “So who cleans the windows out here?” because they look like s**t, on both sides of the glass. They all looked at me like I was crazy. It’s as if they expected that a magical window-cleaning gnome did it once a year or so.

    All the staff said, “It’s not my job.” My least favorite phrase to hear from a co-worker.

    I said, ok. I’ll do it. Someone has to.

    I have a guy who’s in the kitchen, black dude (I’m the whitest m’fer there), who must have been blessed with discernment, because he understands. Chef says he works harder since I’ve been hired. And he knows how good it feels to be complimented on work ethic, and probably has an ego, because we all do. So he follows my lead, doesn’t stop thinking and moving and cleaning and making himself useful.

    His pops works on the line, and is a John Henry-type worker. This kid’s gonna shine. He wants to be an accountant. I hope he stays in the restaurant biz, because, like his pops, he’s rare.

    I am so glad right now. So thankful.

    I listed my former bossman on my obligatory “emergency contact list” at the new gig. πŸ˜†

    He knows it. My new boss is giving him one of his best employees next week to manage the place I just quit. Life is full of surprises, laughter, pain, and — most importantly — love, faith, and hope.

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