General Discussion, Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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  1. texan59 says:

    Sorry I didn’t get the coffee made for Monday. Shut it down early. Gonna be a wild week, I can tell already. Coffee up y’all. Think we’re gonna need it.

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  2. texan59 says:

    Ermuhgerd!!! EPA chief used private email a few times. But he also released them to some yahoo group. Heads should roll. Children will die. πŸ™„

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/records-show-epas-pruitt-used-private-email-despite-denial/ar-AAnyNrJ?li=BBnb7Kz

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  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    God Bless Everyone…Another Beautiful Day with the Lord.

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    Today (Tuesday) is the last day in the season of Epiphany. Wednesday begins Lent: Ash Wednesday. The liturgical color changes from green (of manifestation) to purple (of self-examination, repentance, and preparation). In our church, we have no flowers on the altar and we do not say the “Alleluia” again in worship until Easter. There is power and meaning in the soberness and quiet reflection of Lent.

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    • Menagerie says:

      One family in our church buries a rock painted with the alleluia in their garden with their children. I saw how some parishes actually do this too.

      I have said this many times. The liturgical seasons of the Church take my soul on a journey of education, understanding, meaning, and order. It leads me to Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and utter heartbreak, so that on Easter Sunday I might truly, really know joy.

      I cannot experience the richness and truth of the ministry of Jesus without taking that journey. It is one of the wisest and most valuable offerings of the Church.

      Thank you Mary, for your explanations. I knew about the colors, but did not truly remember the symbolism.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        You are very welcome, Menagerie. I agree with what you say about the journey. What we see and experience with our senses adds so much to our intellectual understanding.

        It feeds our soul, our spirit, our emotions.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        That buried rock symbolism is interesting! I hadn’t heard about that before.

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  5. joshua says:

    I am giving up Brussels sprouts for lent this year.

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    Caption for image above:

    Frog, auditioning to be next classic hood ornament

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  7. Morning everybody!!!

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids.

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  9. amwick says:

    Morning Figments Tall, Short and Medium!!!!
    Terrific Tuesday, on its way,

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  10. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’!

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      • Morning Michelle! How’s Miss Gracie?

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        • michellc says:

          Now that her eye infection is healing up, she’s doing great. She eats like a little pig and is getting fat like a little pig.
          She was a little over 8 pounds yesterday. They wanted her to be back to her birth weight by 2 weeks, she passed that. lol

          Her big brother cracked me up yesterday when she was having a screaming fit in the car. He kept asking her what was wrong and trying to show her flags and then said, “I can’t give you a super brother kiss right now.” Then told his mommy, “she’s having a girl fit.”

          He hangs out with his Daddy and Papa too much I think. lol

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          • I missed the eye infection somehow. Glad it’s better!

            It sounds like that little girl has brought a lot of love and laughter into your lives. How much you and your family adore her comes through in your post. Sweetness!!!! ❀

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            • michellc says:

              Both the ER pediatrician and regular pediatrician believe the hospital either didn’t get enough antibiotics in her eyes or none at all. I had actually wondered about it because it didn’t seem as if they had put hardly any in her eyes. My daughter even questioned them and they said it was plenty and in her eye, although it looked more like it was only on her eyelids and a very small amount.

              Nanny survived both kids at the doctor, although the little man learned today how to push the handicap button to open the doors and I barely caught him before he ran off. He made it through two doors and was heading outside when I caught him.

              Then he told me I saved his life. I swear I do not know where 90% of the things that come into his head and out his mouth comes from.

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              • stella says:

                When my second grandson was born (Thanksgiving week), my older grandson was 3. On Christmas Eve, my daughter and I and the two kids were in Church (I don’t remember where my SIL was), and my older grandson took off like a shot straight up the aisle towards the doors. My daughter yelled, “stop that kid!”, and somebody did, thanks to God.

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                • michellc says:

                  This kid is getting where he runs off in a split second. I didn’t worry about it today because he’s never been able to push the buttons before. That almost made it where I couldn’t catch up.

                  I’m not as fast as I once was, so if I have him by myself and am in a parking lot or near a road he either has his leash on or I carry him.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I had a similar situation. I had my son and another boy. We crossed a footbridge that was probably 20 ft long. In the middle they both jerked their hands away at the same time and took off in opposite directions. I had to go after the other child because he ran into a parking lot, catch him and run back across the bridge to find my son near a street (that had relatively no traffic). That was really scary.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Leashes solve that problem, although my grandson embarrassed me in Hobby Lobby. His is a dinosaur backpack that you strap to them and then the leash is connected to it.

                    So we’re walking along and he drops down in the floor on his hands and knees and refuses to get up because he’s a puppy and then a kitty as he’s crawling along.
                    People were looking at me like I was a horrible person.
                    He had done it to his mom several weeks before then and it was funny to me, not so funny when I was on the other end of the leash.

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                  • stella says:

                    James had a leash for about a year, but we didn’t have it on him on Christmas Eve. Does help in large public places, though.

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                  • michellc says:

                    He usually doesn’t have his on unless it’s in stores or near moving cars. That’s how he got away from me today.

                    I remember my boys being a bigger pain than my daughter, but this boy is really reminding me. He is all boy and the climbing and jumping is really reminding me.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I had a wrist strap and leash for my son. Mama had a harness and leash for me. She said she would have lost me many times except for it, especially since we were in foreign countries.

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                • lovely says:

                  My friend’s daughter was about 3 when they were at a Christmas Mass. The priest picked up baby Jesus out of the manger and talked about how many people still have no room for the Christ Child, he said, “Who will accept baby Jesus? Who will let him in,” “No one?” At that point my friend’s daughter yelled “I will!” and ran forward to take baby Jesus.

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              • Y’all had quite a day! You’re little man is a hoot! Sounds likes he keeps things exciting!
                I hope Gracie’s eye respond quickly to the medicine. πŸ™‚

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                • michellc says:

                  Her eye looks perfectly fine now, but she has another 5 days of antibiotics.

                  Our little man is one of those kids that you have to smother a laugh while you discipline him.

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                  • I get it!!! I have one of those! πŸ˜‰

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I did, too. From when he was just talking, he would come to me to show me what he had done wrong. Try to discipline that! I would have to praise him for telling me and then tell him he had to be punished (lightly of course). And, then, I hid in the bathroom and laughed.

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                  • lovely says:

                    My youngest was the only one of my three who was a hitter.

                    I knew that she wanted to be just like her big sisters so one day I (brilliantlyπŸ™„) said to her “Sweetie, babies solve their problems with crying and hitting because they have no words, big girls solve their problems using their words, so what are you going to do next time you get angry with one of your sisters.” My 2 year old sat there for a moment, I knew she so waned to be a big girl like her sisters and she looked me dead in the eye and said “Be a baby.”

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    ROTFLMAO πŸ˜€

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                  • lovely says:

                    I know. It took every fiber of my being not not to bust out laughing. She has always been a hoot.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    LOL

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    My son kept getting in the trash and pulling out {ahem} some used personal items. And, he kept asking what they were for. I told them they were like a diaper. This happened over and over and he never accepted that answer. So, at 3, I told him about women’s monthlys. He got that look, you know the look a man gets on his face when that subject is mentioned. And, he never asked again.I learned I had to tell him the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. O_o

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                  • lovely says:

                    I thought I posted this but I don’t see it. Anyhow, my cousin skinned his knee and his brother ran in the house to get bandaids he came out with famine pads 😳. Other kids more worldly than us knew what they were and almost died laughing!

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                  • stella says:

                    Reminds me of a story about my daughter and my mother. They were riding in the car, and DD was pouting. Probably about five. Grandma said, “Look at all the pretty trees!” DD replied, “I’m looking at the stumps.”

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    LOL

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                  • lovely says:

                    So sweet!

                    My niece who was about 3 at the time was fishing and catching a lot of fish. Then she hit a dry spell, eventually she reeled in her line, looked at the hook and worm, scrunched up her face and said “Must be a sour worm.”

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    LOL

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                  • michellc says:

                    LOL!!

                    Their little minds work in their own ways and they’re usually brutally honest.
                    My youngest was telling this lady a story at Church once and she asked him, “are you sure you aren’t fibbing? You know if you tell fibs your nose will grow.”
                    He was about 4 at the time and he looked at her for a few seconds and I could see that something was about to come out of his mouth that was going to be embarrassing, so I tried to distract him, but was too late and he said, “is that why your nose is so long because you told a lot of fibs?”

                    I was right, I was embarrassed and she was embarrassed. All I could think of to say at the time was, “I’m sorry,” and to tell him that wasn’t nice and to tell her sorry.

                    She really did have a long nose and he honestly wasn’t trying to be mean, he was just being a kid thinking like a kid.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    A friend once told me her son, who was about 4 at the time went with her to pick up her Avon order. The woman who opened the door weighed about 400 lbs. Her son said, “You’re fat”. She tried to shush him but he just kept repeating, ” But she is fat”

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                  • michellc says:

                    My oldest son did that once in the waiting room at the doctor. He just kept saying over and over and louder and louder as I tried to get him to hush except his phrase was, “that lady has a big butt.”
                    He wasn’t lying it was the widest behind I had ever seen and apparently he wanted to make sure everyone saw just how big it was.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    LOL Yes. he said, “But, Mama, she is fat.” My friend thought she would die.

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                  • stella says:

                    I think the most embarrassing thing my DD ever said was when she was about three. I was separated from my husband, and she and I were in line to check out at the market. All of a sudden she just piped up (loudly), “Mom, do you remember the time daddy hit you?”

                    What can you say? My ex never beat me; we had a fight and he did slap me, but I slapped him back. It happened once and was months before she said this. Who knows what is in their little heads?

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    Yes, who knows?

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                  • michellc says:

                    They never forget anything and it never pops out of their mouth in private.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            That was adorable. πŸ™‚

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            #superbrotherkiss

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    • Morning Nyet! Thanks for breakfast! Today I made a hazelnut mocha coffee with whipped cream on top! This breakfast goes nicely with it.

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    • I’m gonna skip the carbs today and have BACON AND COFFEE, the two most important food groups. Thanks Nyet!

      Morning everyone. Stay Deplorable!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!! Morning Everyone!!!!!! Excellent…… thank you……

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      That breakfast looks so good. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      Evening Nyet πŸ™‚

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  12. Shout out to friends we haven’t seen in a while! Impeach, Dolly, and derk, miss your input. Hope you are all doing well! *waves*

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  13. I just heard on the radio that some Indy Colts player who got arrested in AZ was using “homophobic slurs” as he was being arrested.

    Out of curiosity, does the media report on people using Heterophobic slurs, or are normal people not entitled to same protection as the special classes? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  14. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks!

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    • joshua says:

      a tree with Angela Davis hairdo!!!

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        As if you even have hair anymore.

        KIDDING! πŸ˜€

        My uncle, who passed in front of me a few years ago, told about how he quit going to MY barber, because this old guy told him he didn’t charge so much because of the amount of hairs, but because he had to chase ’em down!

        My uncle was offended, and took his nearly-bald head elsewhere.

        My grandfather went to the same barbershop all his life. It was a black barbershop. His dad went there too. In 1968-69, the folks there asked him, considering the racial unrest in Chicago and Detroit, “Why do you still get your hair cut here?” My grandfather, looking askance, said “Well, because I always have!” I was never told what their response was, and I’m guessing it’s because they couldn’t.

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  15. Sharon says:

    https://apnews.com/4228d0b0dd624eee980b7784e9f189be/Kellyanne-Conway-kneels-on-Oval-Office-couch,-sparks-debate

    Just as tacky and thoughtless as if it were obama’s feet on the desk. I’m sorry she’s that clueless.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I thought she looked kinda cute sitting there like that, making herself at home.

      It is a house, after all. With big, plush couches. They’re not works of art, they are objects with a function. I kinda wish half the other folks in the room were using these for their intended purpose, and being comfortable — here, in this place, with this President.

      Billy Jeff took his pants off in this room, and the media is going ape over this?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Obama’s feet on the desk wasn’t an affront to the building. If that pic were taken at a Chicago storefront back-office, it would still be an offending picture, because it is an affront to the people standing around him.

      Being comfortable is what couches are made for.

      Otherwise decorate the Oval Office with McDonaldsβ„’ benches.

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    • joshua says:

      KAC is not the WH social director. Not the cultural protocol person, not the keeper of the nice manners network….she is working tirelessly, totally focused, and under fire. If she took off her shoes it would be fine with me. Trump is a real human, not some kind of PC Book of Etiquette leader….that is left for Melania…not his working staff. Don’t mean to get confrontation, but time for us to stand up for the Trump staff and not join in the petty gaslighting messages, imo.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Indeed.

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      • Sharon says:

        My personal opinion is all it was. And the petty gaslighting is what it is. Two different things.

        I didn’t understand that my objection to her not having enough sense to keep her feet on the floor meant I was joining in on a petty gaslighting message

        I couldn’t care less what the media thinks. And I don’t accept that those who support Mr. Trump are not allowed to express their opinion (- and I am sorry I expressed my opinion now )just because their opinion might be used by Mr. Trump’s enemies.

        I appreciate your thoughtfulness re confrontation because I hate confrontation and often don’t say what I think because I don’t want confrontation.

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        • stella says:

          Don’t let it get you down, Sharon. Your opinions are always welcome here.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          I’m sorry Sharon if I was overly vehement in my argument.

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          • Sharon says:

            That’s not a personal issue, Wooly – you are free to express your thoughts as I am to express mine, and then each of us is free to deal with the responses as we will. Independence of thought is not as simple as it’s often presumed to be – I recognize in myself at times a tendency to fall into what I describe as ‘competitive conversation’ – don’t much like me when I do that, and believe that I should be able to clearly state what I think without going there. WIP.

            There are many who have achieved (or never gotten over, in some cases) the “I don’t give a damn what anything thinks of what I say” way of communicating. I would like to be able to clearly say what I mean without being hyper-concerned about what others think. Not there yet. As I said: WIP.

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            • Wooly Phlox says:

              My mom is still reading your book. I wonder what the binding looks like on the hardcover. I don’t like slipcovers, or dust-jackets on books. I crumple them up and then I have a one-piece book. She’s gonna give it to my dad when she’s done. I’m sure he’ll love it too.

              Me and my folks spent my twenties and half of my thirties estranged, because I was a stupid, lazy hippie layabout.

              We’re friends now. Turns out me and my dad had been reading the same sites. Lucianne, LGF (back in the day), Gateway Pundit.

              Life is strange, people are cray-cray. God is good. Though unpredictable.

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        • tessa50 says:

          I’m glad you said it because I thought the same thing and kept it to myself so as not to stir anything up. It was tacky as all get out and indefensible to me.

          I have not been a supporter of Trump and that is well known, but he is our president now. I accept that. I would however like to feel it was okay to come here with a thought now and again about how I think he is doing wrong on something. I really dislike how any criticism of him or policy or personnel gets instantly turned to an accusation of being a liberal or not being supportive of him. When I say that stella, I do not mean your blog. I just find myself rarely commenting for fear that what I say will offend and cause ruckus. That I don’t want or need.

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        • lovely says:

          Hi Sharon πŸ™‚ I posted this to Aus but you may not see it, I agree that it isn’t a great thing and I don’t put my shoes on my couch nor did I let my kiddos.

          Actually what happened is they caught KellyAnne in an off moment. She was kneeling on the couch to take a picture of President Trump and the men with him (forgot who they are, pastors?) because that gave her the best angle and was out of the way of the professional photographers. She sat back on her heels to look at the pictures to make sure that she got a good one and the vulturous press grabbed the opportunity to snap an unflattering photo of her. I think it was not so disrespectful as it was not mindful of her surroundings.

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    • Maybe she shouldn’t have done it, but to be brutally honest, I don’t care that she did. I really don’t.

      After Bill Clinton and what he did in the Oval Office, this is doesn’t even make waves for me.

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    • stella says:

      Except that this is being made a big deal, while the media never discussed Obama’s feet.

      You are right, of course.

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      • Sharon says:

        No, they didn’t. But I did….and to me it is partly a matter of consistency: if I didn’t like what he did and spoke up about it, seems I would do the same if one who is “on my side” does something that seems awkward, thoughtless, and unhelpful – and undercuts Mr. Trump in the news cycle. That’s all.

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    • John Denney says:

      Refreshingly innocent and cute, which is amazing, given her accomplishments.

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    • amwick says:

      Yeah, I have see that pic… I am waiting to hear the flip side of the coin. My own take is that she was trying to keep her legs out of the photo…. but who knows.

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  16. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook. I know the name of the person who posted it, but can’t verify if it is his friend who emailed him:

    From a friends e-mail:

    Just in case you don’t think President Trump is doing the right thing regarding the immigrant crisis! Read on and pass this on to everyone you know!:

    “Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle the number of migrant medical emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the main hospitals.

    Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff, and we women are now refusing to go among those migrants! Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.

    Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we in Europe do not know how to treat. If they receive a prescription to the pharmacy, they suddenly learn they have to pay cash. This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when it is about drugs for the children. They abandon the children with pharmacy staff with the words: So, cure them here yourselves! So the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but also the large pharmacies.

    We ask openly where are all those who welcomed the migrants in front of TV cameras with signs at train stations? Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are already here and we will definitely not be able to get rid of them.

    Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now it will be at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely unemployable. Only a small minimum of them have any education. What is more, their women usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten is pregnant. Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants and little kids under six, many emaciated and very needy.

    If this continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I am going home to the Czech Republic. Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even for double the salary back home. I came to Germany to work, not to Africa or the Middle East!

    Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman, who has cleaned every day for years for 800 euros and then meets crowds of young men in the hallways who just wait with their hands outstretched, wanting everything for free, and when they don’t get it they throw a fit.

    I really don’t need this! But I am afraid that if I return home, at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their systems, cannot handle this, then, guaranteed, back home will be total chaos…..

    You – who have not come in contact with these people have absolutely no idea what kind of badly behaved desperados these people are, and how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.

    For now, the local hospital staff have not come down with the diseases these people brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every day Γ’ this is just a question of time. In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, who they’d dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died two days later, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The pediatric physician had to undergo surgery and the two nurses are recovering in the ICU. Nobody has been punished.

    The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we can only inform you through email. What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed the doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurses face and so threatened her with infection? At a minimum he would have gone straight to jail and later to court. With these people so far, nothing has happened,

    And so I ask: Where are all those greeters and receivers from the train stations? Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their uncomplicated, safe lives. If it were up to me, I would round up all those greeters and bring them here first to our hospitals emergency ward as attendants! Then in to one of the buildings housing the migrants, so they can really look after them there themselves, without armed police and police dogs, who, sadly today, are in every hospital here in Bavaria.”

    Is this “situation” coming to your country?
    “If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.- Plato

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    • amwick says:

      THat is beyond awful.

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      • joshua says:

        Time for a Margaret Sanger mindset to check in with a clinic for the Muzzies maybe….really really late term abortions including adult age fetuses.
        What is that French word for “fish?” sounds like…..

        well…maybe just a discussion, not an action…

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        • stella says:

          Really, joshua. I can’t believe that you support abortion of innocent children, no matter the religion of the parents. Or murder.

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          • joshua says:

            the comment was NOT about children…..”really really late term including adults” refers only to adult murdering jihadi thugs….and I have NO place in my heart for those creatures.
            I am pro life for children….not so much for murderers, rapists, pedophiles, abusers, and torturers.

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            • joshua says:

              “adult age fetuses” was meant as a metaphor for the stupid, ignorant, mindless, hateful creatures of ADULT AGE…..they are not adult humans other than chronologically.

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              • joshua says:

                and animal abusers are included as well….anyone that harms another life is not safe from my personal mental or verbal wrath…which is a mind set value that belongs to me.

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            • stella says:

              “Really late term” could be children, joshua. And I don’t believe in murder. Except for legal execution or self defense.

              Either we have rule of law, or we don’t.

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  17. amwick says:

    We have a friend in PA that had an exploratory cardiac catheterization today. We received a troubled call from his wife, they have decided that he needs a quadruple bypass, and a new valve, and he needs it yesterday. He is being transferred to another hospital, as soon as it can all be arranged. Of course they are besides themselves, but his issue was caught before he just had a major heart attack… He might have been driving, his normal 95 mph…. I think his angels must fly fast.

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  18. I forgot this last week, but Tuesday Tweets for Trump!

    @realDonaldTrump
    @POTUS

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  19. stella says:

    Why the Central Valley votes more conservative

    By Victor Davis Hanson
    February 23, 2017 Updated: February 26, 2017 8:09am

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Why-the-Central-Valley-votes-more-conservative-10954783.php

    “Urban elites seldom experience the full and often negative consequences of their own ideologies. And identifying people first by race, tribe or gender β€” by their allegiance to their appearance rather than to the content of their characters β€” has rarely led anywhere but to tribalism and eventual sectarian violence.”…

    “Voters in key swing states got tired of being talked down to β€” as if their views on illegal immigration, abortion, identity politics, fracking, campus speech codes and the environment were the result of ignorance (or being deplorable and irredeemable) rather than due to honest differences of opinion and quite different life experiences from those of big city-dwellers.

    Red-state America felt that those who lectured about the dangers of school choice often seemed to put their own kids in private academies.

    Those who insisted that open borders were good for the country never seemed to live in neighborhoods side by side with undocumented immigrants. Walls on the border were proof of ignorant xenophobia; gates and walls around private tony residences were logical measures to ensure security.

    Those who praised sanctuary cities certainly would not approve of other jurisdictions likewise nullifying federal laws that they too found bothersome, whether federal gun registration requirements or the Endangered Species Act. Fairly or not, for the hinterland, the election became a referendum between crude authenticity and polished hypocrisy.”….

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  20. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook. HAD to share!

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  21. stella says:

    These people are prime for dismissal. Good way to cut some of the fat or, should I say, drain the swamp?

    Dozens of Federal Employees Watched Abundance of Porn on the Job in Recent Years

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Dozens-of-Federal-Employees-Watched-Abundance-of-Porn-on-the-Job-in-Recent-Years-414743293.html

    Almost 100 federal government employees have admitted to or been caught viewing copious amounts of pornography while on the job in the past five years, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

    The cases include workers who admitted spending six hours a day surfing illicit images and videos and maintaining tens of thousands of adult images on their office desktops.

    Any place I have ever worked, if you were caught doing this it would mean immediate dismissal. I don’t understand why these people still have jobs.

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  22. 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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  23. lovely says:

    Rains moving in over the lake.

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  24. lovely says:

    More police officers to pray for.

    Two Houston police officers shot, one critical

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/28/two-officers-shot-in-houston-suspect-on-loose.html

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  25. auscitizenmom says:

    Shiloh, are you reading? How are you doing today? You can make a short answer.

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