General Discussion, Sunday, March 5, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    I thought you said this place was BUGGED!

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  2. nyetneetot says:

    “Ribcherp”

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Late dinner tonite so we went quick…BLT poboys on french. For a side I did something I haven’t done in a while, made potato salad out of the red potatoes we had with boiled crawfish yesterday…usually ain’t none left. Nice creamy dressing with egg went well with that hot, Rex crab boiled crawfish taste.
    Probably gonna make a frittata with tne extra crawfish we hsd left. We’re gettin’ old, used to be there were no leftover crawfish or related anything.

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    An image for Lent…
    (Wael Mories, 2015)

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  5. patternpuzzler says:

    This day in American History: March 5

    1870: The Boston Massacre. On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by a British parliament that lacked American representation.
    British Captain Thomas Preston, the commanding officer at the Customs House, ordered his men to fix their bayonets and join the guard outside the building. The colonists responded by throwing snowballs and other objects at the British regulars, and Private Hugh Montgomery was hit, leading him to discharge his rifle at the crowd. [Accounts are in conflict; some say Pvt. Montgomers lost his balance and his weapon was unintentionally discharged.] The other soldiers began firing a moment later, and when the smoke cleared, five colonists were dead or dyingβ€”Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, and James Caldwellβ€”and three more were injured. Although it is unclear whether Crispus Attucks, an African American, was the first to fall as is commonly believed, the deaths of the five men are regarded by some historians as the first fatalities in the American Revolutionary War.

    1923. Montana and Nevada pass the nation’s first old age pension laws. Montana’s coverage provides $25 monthly to residents over the age of seventy.

    1933: To halt widespread withdrawals and create time to restore confidence, President Roosevelt orders the nation’s banks to close for a ten day “bank holiday”.

    1946: Winston Churchill gives his “Iron Curtain” speech. In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union’s policies in Europe and declares, β€œFrom Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” Churchill’s speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War.

    1963: The hula-hoop is patented. An estimated 25 million were sold in the product’s first four months.

    1964: U.S.A.F. advisory team sent to Laos

    1966: Near the very height of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, on March 5, 1966, American popular-music fans made a #1 hit out of a song called β€œThe Ballad Of The Green Berets” by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. amwick says:

    Good Morning Figments,
    Frost here! I covered a couple plants…. hopefully this is the last cold morning. Last night Bob said that he woke up after midnight on his birthday, wrote a note on the frig,,,”you made it”… πŸ™‚

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Throwing down the gauntlet?

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    • lovely says:

      Thinking about the wire tapping fiasco kept me awake last night.

      Paul Ryan said that he read the reports about the Russian interference and the reports given to congress by the intelligence community stated no nefarious connection between the Trump circle and Russia.

      Paul Ryan (as much as I dislike him) would not lie on national television on a point that could so easily be refuted especially since he doesn’t want to yet meet the wrath of President Trump.

      Several people have come forward to say yes indeed there was an investigation.

      Howard Dean said correctly that a FISA warrant requires a reasonable cause, Dean then went on to make the mistake that fellow democrats and the MSM has made. Dean and others assumed that the FISA warrant was validly sought, that there was probable cause and the warrant was lawfully awarded and executed.

      I’m guessing that it was not. There was no probable cause, you can take that to the bank.

      The first FISA warrant was denied, then in October a second FISA warrant was granted. I believe that it is significant that President Trump mentioned that the first one was denied. That means Trump has leverage and knows what he is talking about.

      Both Obama and Hillary expected Hillary to win but by October they also knew it was going to be a close election, remember the second warrant was sought in October. Hillary was actively seeking dirt on Trump and Obama was looking to safeguard his legacy.

      Who would be the wiser if things had gone as planned and Hillary was Madame President? The PTB bet the family farm that Hillary was going to win.

      Obama’s surrogate did not give a denial he gave the appearance of a denial. In fact the statement lends credibility to the fact that yes Trump Tower was under surveillance under the Obama administration.

      Kevin Lewis, issued a statement that did not deny there was a wiretapping but did deny that Obama ordered one.

      β€œA cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” the statement said.

      β€œAs part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

      A FISA warrant must have legitimate definable cause and there is no way that Obama was not aware of what was happening with his people.

      President Trump is a sharp cookie, I imagine he has fingerprints. Obama has made himself an enemy that he is going to regret.

      No president can allow 4 Americans to die on foreign soil without lifting a finger to help them and then lie to the faces of their parents, and yet……

      Remember all the reports of the Obama administration destroying documents after Trump won? Obamanites must have been putting out fires from November 9th through January 19th.

      Sessions (TheLaw), Kelly (TheEyes) and Bannon (TheStrategist) are meeting with President Trump this weekend. I am pleased President Trump is circling the wagons rather than acquiescing to the plethora of nincompoops raging against him for speaking the truth.

      We all know how much President Trump values loyalty, I think that the democrats and MSM going after Session, who was the first republican to stand strongly behind candidate Trump was the last straw for President Trump and we are going to see a mighty counterpunch.

      Trump has told us from day one exactly who he is. A loyalist with a wicked counterpunch.

      Obama opening the doors to all the agencies to get their hands on classified information is a whole other ball of tacks.

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      • lovely says:

        Ugh! Sorry messed up my tags. πŸ™„

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      • I like that Ka-Pow… a lot!!!! πŸ˜‰ You’ve put a lot of thought into this and your post is excellent.

        It’s been incredibly painful to watch the leftists attempts to destroy Sessions. He is a very fine man, and if that was the last straw for Trump, then it was worth it and Sessions will come out on top. I’m sure President Trump was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use his “counterpunch” and Trump supporters are ready to see serious repercussions on the enemies of the state. Time to buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride!

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        And yes, Ben Rhodes is wrong, The President can and has Order a wiretap check USC 31…….

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        • lovely says:

          Thank Col. ! You are a wealth of knowledge! πŸ’‹

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        • stella says:

          Ben Rhodes is a liar.

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        • lovely says:

          BINGO!

          Thank you Col. Ken πŸ™‚

          Exception to Court Order Requirement: The President may authorize electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year without a FISC court order where the Attorney General certifies that there is “no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a U.S. person is a party,” provided the surveillance is directed solely at communications among or between foreign powers, or “the acquisition of technical intelligence … from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power.” 50 U.S.C. Β§ 1802.

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          • lovely says:

            This is going to be one heck of a battle. Obama broke the law as clear as day if the Trump DOJ can look this back to Obama’s finger tips.

            50 U.S. Code Β§ 1802

            (1) Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under oath thatβ€”
            (A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed atβ€”
            (i) the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title; or
            (ii) the acquisition of technical intelligence, other than the spoken communications of individuals, from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;
            (B) there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party; and…

            https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1802

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            • czarowniczy says:

              What I was referring to yesterday. HOWEVER, you can bet that if Obama ordered the taps he had his lawyers parsing the daylights out of the law and writing a CYA position paper.
              There were ways, back when it sort of mattered, that the lawyers found a way around the Posse Comitatus allowing military to collect intel on civilians. There are few, if any, Federal laws that don’t contain their own escape clauses and even if the investigation finds something that’s just the beginning of the legal process and thsy can drag on for years.

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              • lovely says:

                President Trump has their feet to the fire. I am happy so many people are praying for his safety.

                There are all the obstacles that you mention and more but they have an enemy in the White house now and none of them know how much President Trump knows or has managed to piece together, the gems have grown slothful in their defense because a defense other than one that is regurgitated by the media and made to pacify the masses is all that has been required of them for decades.

                Sloths meet the teeth of the tiger.

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      • stella says:

        Trump is in a position to know whether or not there were FISA-authorized wiretaps. All of this talk about “proof” is just a smoke screen, in my opinion. Good article by our friend, Clarice Feldman:

        Trump: A Master Tactician Serves Filet After the Russian SoufflΓ© Collapses

        http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/trump_a_master_tactician_serves_filet_after_the_russian_souffl_collapses.html

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I post this excerpt from the article for others who may, like me, although I am no special snowflake, have a delicate political nature and sometimes skip the articles when I feel full up on negative info. I found this section very encouraging.

          ‘In other words, Obama’s concerns about Russian hacking were negligible enough that he didn’t think they were worth pursuing until Hillary lost the election. The current frenzy about Russian hacking was ginned up solely to damage the Trump Administration, and not because of any real concern about national security.”’

          ‘Thomas Lipscomb finds nothing surprising in all this:’

          ‘1) Of course Obama did every vile sneaky thing he could to screw up Trump’s early days in the WH. Fortunately he is very lazy and not very smart, and without an Axelrod to do his dirty work, this is a minor annoyance.’

          ‘2) Of course the Dems want to use “contact with the Russians” as some kind of magic talisman to divert from the total disaster of their defeat. Flynn, Manafort, Sessions, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whomever. It doesn’t matter in the least. The fact is the oncoming 2018 election has Dems waking up in the middle of the night screaming’

          ‘3) Of course moving all this legislation through Congress is going to take some pretty skillful work…. this is not a major emergency that needs to terrify us on every news occasion. No matter what happens, the world is not going to end.’

          ‘4) Of course Obama wants to be a key stumbling block and possibly destroy Trump…. but his ability to destroy is usually best exhibited when he is trying to help. Ask what is left of his political party. He hasn’t got the power, and he can’t raise the money (look at his “library” fund raising. … he will be a flop at this as well as everything else he does. Don’t let the press halo effect around a total failure fool you.’

          ‘ 5) The media frenzy is just funny. They can’t even get a good negative story right in the details…. They have lost the ability to report, everything is narrative and editorial. You will find cat videos on YouTube more enlightening.’

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          • stella says:

            Don’t ever be hesitant about reading Clarice! She’s a retired attorney living in D.C., and a reliable conservative. Tom Lipscomb (who she quoted extensively) is a retired New York publisher. Both savvy, both smart. Both FB friends (they have thousands).

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          • stella says:

            PS: Clarice often quotes her FB friends, even the unknown ones. Another guy she often quotes is Alex Bensky. Alex is an attorney who lives a couple of miles from me in a senior living highrise. He isn’t famous, and he isn’t rich, but he IS smart! Alex doesn’t even claim to be a conservative, and didn’t initially support Trump, but has come around.

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          • stella says:

            This is the Vanity Fair article that Clarice referenced. Worth a read too:

            http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/the-dirty-secret-behind-the-jeff-sessions-mess

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          • lovely says:

            Fortunately he is very lazy and not very smart, and without an Axelrod to do his dirty work, this is a minor annoyance.’

            Exactly this, that is the line that stood out to me. Add arrogant Obama thinks he is untouchable, just like Hillary it wasn’t until Trump stepped to the plate that Hillary had any notion that she was vulnerable. Obama is too stupid and narcissistic to realize that he is vulnerable because he has done nothing through his own efforts but been dragged along by his masters puppet strings.

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        • lovely says:

          Great article. She even mentions Boris and Natasha!

          This line , The press at present is incapable of reconstituting itself because it lacks the muscle memory to do so, can be applied not only to the press but to the DNC, RNC, the Never Trumpers, the RINO’s, and all the other sundry bad characters.

          The elites got used to parading around naked and now that someone is yelling without ceasing “The Oligarchs have no clothes!!!” they have no idea how to cover their nakedness.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Remember, Trump wrote a book on dealing. One of his main points was leverage.

          He knows what he’s doing.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I go back to my earlier post, the lawyers will be playing word games with this for a long time. If they can get someone from inside of the POtuS’s inner-circle to throw himself on his sword the fawning throng of Obamanauts will be satisfied their demigod is innocent and was slandered by Trump. Don’t forget, we have no investigstion in place yet, the wrangling over how the investigation will be held and the scope of its reach hasn’t even begun. Fast forward to all of the Congressional breaks coming up and how things left undone tend to begin anew if not set in place before the Congress adjourns for one of its breaks.
        Rats want this investigation, any for that matter, into Obama’s illegal activities quashed. I think that this is the tip of a possible iceberg of illegality that no Rat, and quite possibly a few RINOs, don’t want further exposed. I’m sure there are people in the various Federal departments that didn’t like Obama who are leaking info just as there are Obama supporters who are trying to hide it. This is going to be another interesting mess to watch play out.

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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 and coffee!

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  11. Wooly Phlox says:

    I just texted my former FOH manager, whose young daughter is a lil’ nutty (albeit above average intelligence) vegan wiccan thing (she’ll grow. she’s only 16)…

    Me: Do you know what a Salad Shooter is?

    Me: A vegan with diarrhea.

    Her: You’re so bad.

    Me: Yup. Going to hell.

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  12. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook (it amused me):

    I get such a kick out of the left. You turn your back on your base in favor of the grievance and entitlement crowd and then you scratch your scalp bloody wondering how in the world did you lose 1200 elected federal and state seats of government over the last decade.
    There’s only one thing left to say… in the immortal words of Julia Louis-Dreyfus:
    ” Maybe the dingo ate your baby.”

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  13. amwick says:

    Time for spare rib bog!!!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Word association:

      Niech BΓ³g ciΔ™ bΕ‚ogosΕ‚awi, mojΔ… siostrΔ™.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        A few years ago I learned that phrase in about 5 languages.

        And it’s gendered variations, for moja brats.

        I just figured if I learn any phrase in a language that’s not mine, this would be a good one, even if someone sneezes.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          The reason I learned the phrase, initially:

          I was standing in a bank drive-thru, on foot, cashing my paycheck, because the bank proper hadn’t yet opened for business — I didn’t have a pen. I asked the Mexican dude in the truck in the other lane if he had a pen I could use for a second. All eight kids in his extended-cab pickup said “NO!” all at the very same time. I just nodded and resolved to learn how to say “May God bless you, my brother.” in Spanish, Polish, and Czech.

          Because why not? I could learn all the cuss words instead, I guess.

          Or even something relatively neutral, like “Welcome to my country!” Heh.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Love the internet. I knew this, too, but I forgot.

          http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/107408/what-do-we-say-when-someone-sneezes

          “Salud.” one mentions “que Dios te bendigo” but that’s a lotta syllables for a sneeze blessing. Especially when you’ll probably have to say it three times.

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  14. Wooly Phlox says:

    Q: What do folks here have for audio where they sit and read bloggery?

    I use an ASUS Xonar Essense ST audio card, midrange, not too high-end.

    500W Denon receiver, giant Polk Audio subwoofer, way too big for my apt so I keep it’s own volume at about 25%, and 5 surround speakers.

    Basically I sit inside a little concert hall here, as loud or as quiet as I want it to be, depending on whether I have neighbors at home or not, or whether the store beneath me is open or not. I crank the music on Sundays, because they don’t open on Sundays.

    I can’t imagine using earbuds, or even my Audiotechnica studiophones, because even that’s not real bass. If my chest can’t feel it, it’s just an approximation of bass. An illusion. It’s not really bass, it’s just midrange taking advantage of the shape of your ear canal, and pretending.

    I can’t stand tiny (or tinny) audio. Music coming out of a phone speaker kind of offends me. I mean, yeah, I had a Radio Shack Flavorradio in the late 70s, but we advanced, us humans, to stereophonic sound and actual bass, and I don’t prefer to go back in time in that regard. If I wanted that at least I’d be authentic and get a Gramophone and an ear-trumpet.

    I’ve worked with people that absolutely cannot work unless they are listening (and forcing others to listen to) their rap music, even if there is other music playing on the in-house speakers, so they set up their phones on the line, in a stainless bowl or a 1/6th pan. Makes the kitchen sound like a danged video arcade. Talk about dissonance. I don’t need to be listening to Bill Withers’ classics and Jay Z at the same time, the latter sounding like it’s coming out of a cricket’s legs. And if you stand at just the right place in the kitchen you can hear sometimes four different pieces of music at the same time. It’s insane, this need for “my music” that is so crackheaded and selfish that it overrides everyone else’s sanity.

    Good audio matters.

    /rant off.

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  15. Wooly Phlox says:

    I love it when I pour my heart into a nice long rant, and it goes immediately to spam.

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  16. 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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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    The reason I ask about audio:

    This here shakes your chest, where I sit. Only on Sunday, though. Landlord & Lady don’t open the store below on Sundays.

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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more tonight:

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