General Discussion, Thursday, February 16, 2017

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  1. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. Gettin’ closer to Friday. πŸ˜€

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Doing the happy dance–Happpy Happy dance in my new Ivanka boots
    I think I will savor the box too..
    Sorry guys just had to show off..

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  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    Morning You All…
    Trust in the Lord for He has great plans for us all..

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    (reposted drive-by)

    Surprise: At the End, Obama Administration Gave NSA Broad New Powers

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/15/surprise-at-the-end-obama-administration-gave-nsa-broad-new-powers/?singlepage=true

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Mary, have read this article before, always good to re read. I do want to read the transcripts of Gen. Flynn’s phone call. In addition, a “cell” of the left has been unmasked. Time to go on the attack. Prosecute those involved to the fullest extent of the law. In addition, release the “secret” Iran deal……..let the American people see how fast and loose these people were……

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  5. shiloh1973 says:

    Crap, I have had it. My roof is leaking, I am tired of fighting the good fight. I have worked my butt off my entire life and life just keeps throwing me shit. My husband passed way 20 years ago and I have done most of what I have alone. I bought an ugly old single wide and turned it into a great looking home. I had a 20 by 40 shop built and I firred it out, insulated and sheeted the whole thing by my self. I bought a tractor and leveled and landscaped 7 acres by myself. I am tired. None of the lights in my living room work. Yes, I can do electrical. I just don’t give a crap anymore. My mailbox is snowed in and the mail carrier is not allowed to get out of their vehicle to put mail in the box. I stood in the freezing rain for 20 minutes so I could stop her and get the mail I have not received in a week. Sorry guys, I just needed to vent. Tomorrow I will pull myself up by my boot straps and carry on. I have no choice.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      My dear Shiloh,

      I know the feeling too well.Hang in there and…

      Sending a hug and a prayer you’re way!

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    • amwick says:

      This is the place to vent….it’s ok…. anytime. At the risk of sounding corny,,, my mother had a saying on a plaque in her kitchen… “it isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you down, it’s the pebble in your shoe”….seems you have rocks in both shoes at the moment, sorry.

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      • stella says:

        Illegitimi non carborundum

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        More like rocks in my head. I have paid multiple people to fix my roof and none of them have done the job right. I think I am too kind. I hire out of work contractors to do the work thinking I am helping them out. There is a reason they are unemployed!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Shiloh, you are going to have to think about yourself and your safety first now. When the oxygen mask drops down, you put yours on first, because you can’t help others if you are not okay.

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            A very hard lesson I am trying to learn. I have helped people my entire life. It is hard for me to ask for help and even harder to let some people go that I know I should. I have not worked in four years and have been living off an annuity I started 25 years ago. Next month I should start receiving Social Security. I waited in freezing rain for 30 minutes yesterday for the mail lady hoping the final letter I needed would come. It didn’t. the mail lady is a good friend and she is going to call me today before she gets to the house. I am also looking at selling my tractor. I really cannot physically sit in an open cab in 20 degree weather to plow snow anymore. The money I can make from selling it will pay for a lot of things I need done around the property. None of the lights in my living room are working. A few years ago I would have fixed it myself, but now days I just don’t have the desire to do it anymore. The kitchen faucet is not working right and I plan to tackle that today. I need to get off the self pitty kick and get my butt in gear. I have done it many times before, so I can do it again. Thanks for all the support from Stella’s warriors.

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        • Mr Snado says:

          Here’s what you need for a good roofing patch compound: http://us.henry.com/roofing/mastics-and-cements/208-wet-patch-roof-leak-repair/ This product works even if it’s raining. It’s also known by roofers as ‘Bear shit’ (it’ll get on everything it comes within 20′ of). I used it on our home and it lasted for years, still didn’t leak when we re-roofed a decade later. You have to know *where* to apply it. I’d hire a local employed roofer who takes on side jobs

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            And, if that fails, maybe I could send you some of my ceramic biscuit dough. You couldn’t put it on when it is raining, but once you put it on and it dried out, it would be like ceramic. And, impervious to the rain. πŸ˜€ Just don’t get hungry and bake it and try to eat it, you might break a tooth. 😯

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            I worked at a home improvement store for 20 years. What I can not figure out is where the leak is. I have lived here for 1- years and the roof has never leaked in this area. I need some good weather to see if I have damage that is new this year. All other leaks have been sealed with similar products you have listed. This is something that has just happened in the last few days.

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    • michellc says:

      Does your trailer have a shingled or metal roof? If it’s metal, you can buy a paint on coating that is fairly cheap and stop the leak. My husband did it for his aunt 5 years ago, materials cost about $100 and if I remember correctly it’s guaranteed for 15 years. It took him about 30 minutes to roll it on.

      The trouble with owning anything is something is always having to be fixed.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I have paid four different people in the last three years to fix the leaks. It is still leaking. We have used the metal coating, flashing, new metal and a bunch of foam sealant. I have been fighting this for years and thought the last guy I paid got it right. Nope, more money down the rat hole!

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        • michellc says:

          If they could pinpoint the leak, they could try roofing cement. I’ve never seen anything it couldn’t seal.
          It’s strange that the roll on stuff didn’t work. We used it on one of our barn roofs and although it was not recommended to use on barn tin, it worked on it as well. It saved us a lot of time and money by not having to replace it.

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            I am thinking that one f the wind storms we had this winter may have damaged something on the roof. It has been raining for 24 hours now, so I cannot get up there to see.

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            • michellc says:

              It could have, we had that to happen to our hot water vent flashing. It pulled it up just enough to leak by breaking the seal, but not enough for it to be noticeable. Found the source after a rain by using a water hose.
              It was misleading as well because the water was running in a way to make the leak appear nowhere near the vent.

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    • Shiloh…. 🌹
      Wish there was a way to lend you a hand. (((hugs)))

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    • Menagerie says:

      Sending hugs and prayers. It will get better, but it is always so hard to struggle on when you get one kick after another. I hope you get sunshine and good things coming your ways soon.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Life’s struggles seem to get harder as we age. I sat down and cried when I realized I had no choice but to move into an apartment after my divorce. Lucky for me, my friend who lived here brought me to check out this complex after I moved here. It isn’t like a lot of apartments. So I finally was okay with it. And, I don’t have to deal with any maintenance problems. Well, I also don’t have to deal with snow, either. Hope things get better real soon. ❀

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      {{{shiloh}}}

      Wish I were there to give you the real thing. And to dig out your mailbox, which I would, and I’d do it well.

      I understand the cessation of giving a crap. Been there many times myself.

      And you are correct. You have no choice, but to live, and live well.

      I cleaned my apartment yesterday and today. You should have seen it. I’m glad you didn’t. I wouldn’t want anybody here at Stella’s Place to see it. If they all did, they’d probably help me clean it up.

      Know that you’re surrounded, at least here, at this place, by people who love you.

      Get low, sometimes, Shiloh but please, never give up.

      All of life, on top of all the crazy news that us odd people all absorb each day, can be heavy.

      Don’t let it be heavy, Shiloh. I sent prayers.

      “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

      MT 11:28.

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    • lovely says:

      Sometimes life sucks, especially when it is one trial after another, remember that there are no corners even when you feel like you have been painted into one, eventually you’ll find the path out even if it isn’t easy.

      An old greeting that an order of monks used to greet each other with is one of my refuge sayings “Sunday is coming.”

      ((((Shiloh)))))

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    • I”m sorry shiloh. 😦

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    • joshua says:

      but….shiloh1973….would you be my Valentine anyway…even if it is a couple of days late…I am slow anyway, but at 75 we are forgiven for not prancing so much. hearts to you, leaky roof and no light in the living room anyway….

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. stella says:

    Confirmed: Donald Trump to rally in Melbourne on Saturday

    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2017/02/15/trump-visit-melbourne-confirmed-saturday/97954242/

    President Donald Trump’s visit to Melbourne has been confirmed.

    He will appear at a rally that begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are available at http://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule.

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  8. stella says:

    Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/15/super-soaker-atmospheric-river-taking-aim-on-beleaguered-orovilledam/

    We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden β€œatmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the Oroville Dam watershed over the next week. Accumulated precipitation forecasts show that the Lake Orovile watershed will score a direct hit with the maximum amount of precipitation over the next 10 days (see graphic near bottom of this article).

    Above: Computer forecast models indicate a powerful jet stream will continuously pound California over the next ten days and bring copious amounts of moisture from off of the Pacific Ocean into the state. This 10-day loop of predicted upper-level winds at 250 mb are in 6-hour increments from today until Thursday, February 23rd; maps courtesy tropicaltidbits.com, NOAA/EMC (GFS)

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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! (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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  10. So fun!

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    The scathingly brilliant Ramirez!

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  12. A day without immigrants may be a busy day for ICE agents. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  13. shiloh1973 says:

    That moron and traitor McCain just voted no to Mulvaney. Can we get this POS out of the senate?

    Liked by 2 people

  14. lovely says:

    Stella don’t know if you know or not but President Trump is about to hold a presser.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. lovely says:

    Another bad day for liberals, DNC, RNC, JohnMcCain, MSM, Illegal Aliens, and various other folks.

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  16. Wooly Phlox says:

    Well, I was right. Again.

    I wish there were a way to make money on guessing/intuiting the ethnicity.

    Because I’m always right. All I have to do is read the headline.

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/daytona-navy-veteran-assaulted-trying-to-stop-men-from-killing-turtle-police-say

    Why am I always right?

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  17. nyetneetot says:

    Just in case anyone has wondered (I know it’s never occurred to me), more than a few Russians do not want the sanctions against their country lifted. Apparently the farmers were forced to actually work and grow things in the last year or two. Many Russians have not been able to purchase locally grown or manufactured products and goods since the end of the Soviet Union.
    Trade agreements and treaties had made it so only foreign ingredients and goods were available on store shelves.

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  18. joshua says:

    Did Trump call the Media Scum a Basket of Deplorables? naaaaah. Scum needs a bucket, not a basket.

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  19. jeans2nd says:

    Having resolved not to argue with people anymore (Stella, censor me here *-*)

    Am not so certain of one article next-door re: Russians, WikiLeaks, Russian subs, etc.

    Winter Harbor, Maine. “A United States Navy radio communications station operated here during World War II.[4]” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Harbor,_Maine

    Ummm…je suis une canard
    ._.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    This is good. This is very good. This is very very good. Happy dance.

    Cyber teams throw virtual effects, defend networks against ISIS
    “…the majority of the effort involves offensive cyberspace effects being delivered from locations in the United States and downrange.”

    “the Army has created a cyber first line of defense program, which trains two-person teams to actively defend the tactical networks of brigades”
    https://www.army.mil/article/182400/cyber_teams_throw_virtual_effects_defend_networks_against_isil

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  22. Wooly Phlox says:

    Great album. I bought it on CD.

    New stuff. Shaddup old folks. I’m on my way, and quickly. πŸ˜€

    I’ll always be looking for new music.

    No matter how bad my back hurts, or how arthritic my hands feel each morning.

    My ears still feel fine. Thank God.

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  23. Wooly Phlox says:

    BTW if you want good music?

    http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/

    Like

  24. auscitizenmom says:

    “Housecleaning Immigrant Tries to Strike, But One Employer Fights Back… and Wins”
    “Trying to prove you’re a hard worker by not working just doesn’t work.”

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/housecleaning-immigrant-tries-strike-one-employer-fights-back-and-wins

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  25. Wooly Phlox says:

    Listening to a lot of music tonight, remembering a lot from years past, and from before my time.

    It’s a phenomenal album. A masterpiece.

    I bought this album when I heard it. It makes me think of Imogen Heap, Jane Child, Kate Bush, and every other genius female musician. It’s such an insanely complex album, it’s like listening to all of mathematics, all at once.

    And yet it’s NEW.

    I hate radio. I wish I could take over a radio station, with guns.

    No more Hotel California, m’fer. Quit spinning that. Spin some Ella.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Wash Post reporting that Trump’s pick to replace Michael Flynn has turned down the job. Trump was looking at retired SEAL Robert Harward, now Lockheed-Martin exec, but Harward reportedly turned it down as he didn’t feel he could pick his own staff and he’d lose to much money. Sounds good but I wonder if there might be other reasons…?

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    • stella says:

      I hear Trump called him back for further discussion.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        The Admiral wants his own people, all of Flynns subordinates out the door. Also bring in some of the anti Trump people, who served in Obola and Bush 2 administrations…….

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        • czarowniczy says:

          And I totally agree with that. You’re asked to do a job like thst you don’t want someone else’s cooks in your kitchen, especially if you are being asked to do the civilian version of your military job. He ain’t got time to feel-out and mold the leftovers to his style, especially those professional political straphangers who have connections but no clue.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        And sone more $$$$$ I hope.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    I’m watching the Investigation Didcovery channel, ‘The Detectives Club: New Orleans’, the ‘A Deal With the Devil’ episode. The NOPD captsin on it, CPT Winn, is the SWAT captain I’d posted about who was one of the prime targets in the Katrina-related Glover ‘burned body’ and Danziger Bridge shootings. The officer I mentioned went through multiple state trials (found not guilty in all) and two Federal trials, one of which had Eric Holder standing on the federal court house steps saying the Feds eere going yo bury him (not guilty in both trials).
    CPT Winn was one of the NOPD rank who, during Katrina, rallied a broken department, created operating posts and did an amazing job of holding the department and the city together. Shortly sfter the city regained its feet the Powers That Be decided to cut the heads off of every officer who dared speak the truth about what happened during the storm.
    If you get a chance find the episode and watch it, you’ll get a small taste of what kind of a man and officer he is.

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