General Discussion, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Owl be seeing you!”

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  2. lovely says:

    Rachel Maddow out Geraldos, Geraldo.

    Impressive.

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    I think texan is back, but I’l post this for those who can’t wait until the ever-filling pot appears once again:

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  4. patternpuzzler says:

    Good Evening, Good Morning, All! I’ve put together today’s post, but I’ve unfortunately noticed that some of the dates (even from History.com!) have been incorrect. I’m not asking anyone to factcheck for me (I try to do that when things seem off) but if you find something you know is in error, please make a short note. For example, joshua kindly pointed out I had a date obviously out of whack. This way I can correct my document and other posters will have the correct info. I appreciate your help, should you be so moved. That being said…

    This day in (Mostly) American History, March 15
    1778: Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain James Cook

    1783: In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d’etat never takes place.

    1820: As part of the Missouri Compromise between the North and the South, Maine is admitted into the Union as the 23rd state. Administered as a province of Massachusetts since 1647, the entrance of Maine as a free state was agreed to by Southern senators in exchange for the entrance of Missouri as a slave state.

    1855: Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
    1862: Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN
    1864: Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
    1892: First escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
    1892: NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
    1901: Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
    1912: Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
    1913: First US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
    1916: General Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay for 10 months
    1937: First state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
    1937: First blood bank forms (Chicago IL)

    1941: A fast-moving and severe blizzard hits North Dakota and Minnesota, killing 151 people, on this day in 1941. Weather forecasting and reporting made important advances following this disaster that would have prevented the loss of life that occurred due to the sudden storm. The people of North Dakota and northern Minnesota had nearly no warning of the blizzard that swept in suddenly from the west on March 15. In some locations, temperatures dropped 20 degrees in less than 15 minutes. Fifty-mile-per-hour sustained winds (with gusts reaching 85 mph in Grand Forks and 75 mph in Duluth) brought blinding snow and huge 7-foot-high snow drifts across the states.

    1945: Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
    1954: CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
    1955: US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
    1956: My Fair Lady” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
    1958: USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
    1959: Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s

    1959: First Teen Idol Created -The first man-made idols were launched in the late 1950s from Philadelphia, where a handful of enterprising businessmen applied a little creativity and a lot of cold, hard cash to the task of capitalizing on the rock-and-roll phenomenon. The Philadelphia teen idol machine hit full stride on March 15, 1959, when local boy Frankie Avalon hit #1 on the pop charts with his hit song, β€œVenus.”

    1960: Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
    1960: National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
    1962: Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
    1962: Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
    1965: President Lyndon Johnson calls for equal voting rights

    1965: [Vietnam] Gen. Harold K. Johnson, Army Chief of Staff, reports on his recent visit to Vietnam to President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. He admitted that the recent air raids ordered by President Johnson had not affected the course of the war and said he would like to assign an American division to hold coastal enclaves and defend the Central Highlands. President Johnson ordered the 173rd Airborne Brigade to Vietnam in May 1965 and followed it with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in September of the same year. These forces, along with the first contingent of U.S. Marines–which had arrived in March–were only the first of a massive American build up. By 1969, there were more than 540,000 U.S. troops in South Vietnam.

    1968: Construction starts on the north tunnel of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Interstate 70 in Colorado, some 60 miles west of Denver. Located at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, the project was an engineering marvel and became the world’s highest vehicular tunnel when it was completed in 1979. Four months after opening, one million vehicles had passed through the tunnel; today, some 10 million vehicles drive through it each year.

    1973: [Vietnam] President Nixon hints that the United States might intervene again in Vietnam to prevent communist violations of the truce. A cease-fire under the provisions of the Paris Peace Accords had gone into effect on January 27, 1973, but was quickly and repeatedly violated by both sides as they jockeyed for control of territory in South Vietnam. Very quickly, both sides resumed heavy fighting in what came to be called the β€œcease-fire war.”
    Nixon had been instrumental in convincing the reluctant South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to sign the peace treaty, promising him repeatedly that, β€œWe will respond with full force should the settlements be violated by North Vietnam.” As the fighting continued throughout 1973 and into 1974, Thieu appealed to Nixon to make good on his promises. For his part, Nixon was increasingly embroiled in the developing Watergate scandal, and resigned from office in August 1974. His successor, Gerald Ford, was unable to persuade a hostile Congress to provide the promised support to South Vietnam. The United States did nothing when the North Vietnamese launched their final offensive in the spring of 1975. South Vietnam was defeated in less than 55 days, surrendering unconditionally to the North Vietnamese on April 30.

    1968: Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27’2-3/4″)
    1968: LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”
    1968: US Mint stops buying & selling gold
    1969: US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
    1971: Chatrooms make their debut on ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet

    1972: The Godfather”, based on the book by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Best Picture 1973)

    1975: Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
    1978: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
    1979: Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack’s TRS-80

    1984: 10th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

    1985: Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1985: The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com is registered
    1988: NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
    1988: NFL’s St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
    1989: “Les Miserables” opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
    1989: US Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position
    1989: Gorbachev calls for radical agricultural reform
    1992: UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
    1994: 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
    1998: Cabaret” opens at Club Expo Theater NYC

    2004: Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.

    2016: Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence wins Go challenge against Lee Se-dol 4-1

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    1892: NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)

    Thus initiating an uninterrupted, 124-year-long streak of voter fraud.

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    Drive-by (don’t let the title fool you…well worth reading):

    Obama’s Third Term is Here

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2017/03/obamas-third-term-is-here.html

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  7. 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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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  10. Love this!!!

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  11. WeeWeed says:

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    • amwick says:

      So I am curious,,, I am going to look for an image of those tax returns… How in tarnation do they fit such big numbers in those little boxes?? Are you allowed to round to the nearest million??? πŸ™‚

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      • amwick says:

        Wow.. his agi was like 48 million and he paid 38 million??? The image is hard to read… but that seemed really high…oh,,, and he only had to send in a check for a bit over 2 million… not too bad..

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Trump, like the rich Rats, ain’t gonna be on SNAP any time soon. There are accounting methods that allow the rich to avoid a lot of the icky tax thorns that stick us but I ain’t complaining, just saying that when you have that much money and property there are ways of avoiding tax impacts.

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  12. lovely says:

    Remember when Obama paid $300,000 below the asking price for his Chicago home and Tony Rezko’s wife paid $625,000 for the adjacent lot and then sold Obama that lot for below market value, a real steal for $105,000.

    Remember that the entire MSM apparatus said that there was nothing unethical or even a reason to rubber neck the transaction, because β€œObama”.

    Remember Obama said β€œI’m such a bonehead, Tony told me he wasn’t under indictment and I believed him and heck I could barely afford the $165,000 for the house as it was.”

    Now the MSM, well at least Maddow is losing their marionette minds over a story that they have created about a property deal that President Trump supposedly engaged in with a Russian ruffian.

    Give me a break.

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  13. lovely says:

    Prayers for Geert Wilders victory today !

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  14. lovely says:

    Nunes (R-CA) and Schiff (D-CA) are on Fox looking very glum, they are trying to portray their glumness as concern over President Trump tweeting a warrantless accusation against Obama.

    Their words are contradicting themselves in this single presser. They have said that they have seen no evidence that there was wire tapping of Trump on the other hand they say they are putting forth a proposal to see that the FISA warrants were properly followed.

    Of course they need great access to sensitive information to gather more information πŸ€”.

    IMO they appear to have gotten bad news.

    Ha ha! Schiff just said β€œWe don’t know if there is any there there.”

    None is concerned with β€œincidental” collecting/releasing of American names. Eh? If there was no FISA warrant, no wiretapping where did the β€œincidental, collecting and releasing of American names” come from.

    Schiff no evidence of a Trump/Russian connection then goes on to tie Assange to Russia and Wikileaks to thwarting Hillary and being pro Trump.

    I’m getting dizzy 😜

    And it appears President Trump is giving a speech at 2 pm (Eastern Time) ?

    Historic times.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    How the news gets wtound the thorny PC issue of reporting race in shooting incidents.
    Early this morning 911 received a call from an apartment building in Metairie (NOLA bedroom community) about a shooting. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they found four dead and one wounded. News reported it as ‘one of the victims being a 54 year old white male’.

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    • lovely says:

      No good deed.

      A good Samaritan ​who ​offered to lend two men short on cash a couple bucks to cover their meal at a Brooklyn eatery ended up beaten and robbed for trying to help, cops say.

      http://nypost.com/2017/03/15/man-in-critical-condition-after-chicken-joint-beatdown/

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      • czarowniczy says:

        You put ‘Flatbush’ and ‘chicken joint’ in the same sentence and you’re expecting….what?

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        • lovely says:

          πŸ˜€

          But honestly the poor guy offered to buy some scumbags a chicken wing or two and they beat him into critical condition and rob him. Lock them up, throw away the keys and let them pick the bones off the left over chicken from the joint.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We’ve had fast food incidents like that but I try not to make assumptions as my view of right/wrong’s influenced by their being viewed through a privileged prism.

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            • lovely says:

              So where do they find a jury of their “peers” whites are out in accordance with BLM’s Dogma. Civilized black people are out in accordance with BLM.

              Women are out because even black males have privilege over black females.

              Maybe the unholy Chicago 4 who beat and terrorized a schizophrenic young man could pass muster?

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              • czarowniczy says:

                You presume they even get to trial. So many arrests never even get to trial, charges are refused, deals are made – then we have such a backlog of trials that far too many are dismissed inderbthe state’s ‘right to a speedy trial’ statute. Those that get to actrial msy find some slap-on-the-wrist punishment awaits. Catch and release at its best.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It’s Soviet.

      The people in the USSR could tell the truth in the news by what they left out.

      We’re there, now.

      “Be On The Lookout for a male, 6’2″, wearing a red sweatshirt.”

      Yep, we know the rest of the description. Otherwise you would have said:

      “Be On The Lookout for a White Male, 6’2″, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, named Mike Hatfield.”

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Ethnicity? Skin tone? Hair style? Facial hair? Other descriptors?

        They won’t even tell us his name is Traylaquanza Johnson.

        Or even that the sweatshirt has a hood on it.

        Gotta follow the MSM Omerta.

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    OK, NOLA Archbishop has given a dispensation to Catholics in the NOLA Archdiocese to eat meat this Friday for St Patrick’s Day. Not sure if that only applies to Catholics living inside the Archdiocese or if it also applies to Catholics coming in from outside looking for a meat loophole to slide through. Don’t come for free though, partakers will have to pick another day to practice their abstinence or perform an act of penance.
    I can remember being told that you not only faced the fiery pits of hell but made the Saints cry for that illicit Whopper on a regular Friday…

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      The Archbishop of Anchorage gave us the same dispensation, as long as we perform some other act of penance, or charity, on that day instead. DH was quite happy with the news, as he loves corned beef and cabbage.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Lotta weeping and wailing here as those who gave up booze for Lent didn’t get a ‘bye’, when Irish eyes are crying…..

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        • lovely says:

          An Irishman moved into a tiny hamlet in County Kerry, walked into the pub and promptly ordered three beers. The bartender raised his eyebrows, but served the man three beers, which he drank quietly at a table, alone. The next evening the man again ordered and drank three beers at a time. Soon the entire town was whispering about the Man Who Orders Three Beers. Finally, a week later, the bartender broached the subject on behalf of the town. “I don’t mean to be prying but folks around here are wonderin why your always order three beers and drink them alone?”. “Tis a wee bit odd I would be supposin” the man replied. “You see, I have two brothers, and one went to America and the other went to Australia. We promised each other that we would always order two extra beers, whenever we would partake, as a way of keeping up the family bond.”

          The bartender and the whole town were pleased with his answer and with the reverence for family and soon the Man Who Orders Three Beers became a local celebrity and source of pride to the hamlet. Then one day the man came in and ordered only two beers. The bartender served them with a heavy heart. Word flew around the hamlet quickly. Prayers were offered for the soul of one of the brothers. The next day, the bartender said to the man, “folks around here, me first of all, want to offer our condolences to you for the death of your brother”

          The man pondered for a moment then replied, ” You’ll be happy to hear that my two brothers are alive and well. It’s just that I, meself, have decided to give up drinking for Lent.”

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      • lovely says:

        St. Francis was asked what he would do if a Feast day fell on a Fast day, his answer “I would plaster the walls with meat!”

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  17. lovely says:

    I’m thinking that things are looking good for Geert.

    4pm GMT update: High turnout meant extra polling booths were needed at several polling stations in Maassluis, Appingedam and Amsterdam.

    Pollster Maurice de Hond says that if turnout is 5% higher than in the last election then the biggest Dutch cities will play a more important role in deciding the result.

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Speaking of Louisiana corruption, the chief of the Louisiana State Police has decided to retire after an investigative reporter uncovered a questionable (and that’s a kind way of putting it) use of stste funds involving a criss-country ‘official’ trip that more resembles ‘Al Capone dies Vacation’. We have a beer bet on how long it will take before the reporter’s found floating face down in a bayou.

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  19. The Tundra PA says:

    IDITAROD update. The first six teams have finished, and the 7th place team is 2 miles out. Aliy is in 8th place and is 13 miles out. She should finish about 11 am, an hour and a half from now. She and the team are moving steadily at 7.6 MPH. Pete Kaiser is about a mile behind her, and moving a little faster at 8.3 MPH. Unclear if he can sustain the speed and overtake her. There may be a dramatic race to the finish line for 8th place. Paul Gebhardt is 7 miles behind Pete, and Jeff King is 10 miles behind Paul, so no late challenges are going to come from the back to blow past.

    Jessie Royer did finish in 5th place about 1 am, with all 16 dogs in harness. That is an amazing accomplishment, and a first ever by a long shot. Congratulations Jessie!

    Go Aliy! Go dogs!

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  20. joshua says:

    Rachel hazz Trump taxzes…..braking knuz

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  21. Nooooooooo!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  23. The Tundra PA says:

    Yay! Aliy just finished 8th! Pete is about 2 miles behind her.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Forgot to mention…we have a little firebug out here. Almost caught whom I thought it might be, gave his truck’s description to the SO, but there’s a lotta territory to cover and notta lotta deputies. So far he’s set about a half dozen fires along a six mile stretch and burned about twenty or so acres – volunteer FD’s pretty responsive. If he gets caught by one of the farmers/ranchers you just may see him up for consideration in this year’s Darwin Awards.

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  25. lovely says:

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    • lovely says:

      Translation;

      PVV voters thanks!

      We have seats won!
      First profit is in!

      And Rutte is far away from me!!

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    • lovely says:

      8.55pm GMT update: European politicians are tweeting – in Dutch – their delight at Mr Wilders’ loss.

      German politician Martin Schulz, who has just stepped down as President of the European Parliament, tweeted: “Wilders can’t win the Netherlands election.

      “I’m relieved, but we must continue the fight for an open and free Europe.”

      8.50pm GMT update: The first two municipalities – out of 388 are out. They have both voted for Mr Rutte’s VVD party.

      😐

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  26. lovely says:

    9.45pm GMT update: Klass Dijkhoff, a senior official in Mr Rutte’s party and secretary of state for migration, said: “All parties gained, except for us, but we are still happy.

    “We had difficult years and we are very happy to remain the biggest party.”

    😐

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  27. Cetera says:

    Fantastic piece from Richard Fernandez today on Obamacare and Ryancare, for any who might be interested. An even better comment from Subotai, too.

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/03/15/monkey-trap/

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/03/15/monkey-trap/#comment-3206163449

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    • lovely says:

      The problem articulated in a nutshell; The public expects the administration to do radical things but without causing severe inconvenience.

      We are becoming compassionate to our own extinction, which is not true compassion but rather conscience massaging in a vacuum.

      I don’t pretend to have the answer but one simple truth is that it is impossible for an insurance industry to survive if it covers pre-existing conditions. If the insurance industry does not survive, no one will have insurance, if no one has insurance then everyone will have insurance under a single payer because a society cannot exist without medical care.

      Insurance companies can’t viably supply insurance for pre-existing conditions and the simplest comparison that I can give is imagine if car insurance could be retroactive, no one would buy insurance until their car was wrecked or stolen and then they would go to an insurance company and say here is a $149.00 check for retroactive insurance now give me a check for $35,000 so I can go buy a new car. It is a system that is impossible to sustain.

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  28. lovely says:

    Dear Netherlands,

    The Green Party (Pro-Muslim immigrant) has gained 12 seats.

    SMH

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  29. stella says:

    Michael Savage left bloodied, shaken in public assault

    And the guy kicked his dog. Fortunately, Michael isn’t seriously hurt.

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/talk-radio-superstar-left-bloodied-shaken-in-public-assault/#xhcERX4pvFbzjA42.01

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  30. stella says:

    How Sec. Zinke Spent His Snow Day: Shoveling The Snow Off, Giving Tours Of A Closed Lincoln Memorial

    http://ijr.com/2017/03/824623-secretary-zinke-spent-snow-day-shoveling-giving-tours-closed-lincoln-memorial/

    What newly-minted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did was call the cops. Specifically, the U.S. Park Police. This force is under his control as Interior Secretary, and Zinke wanted to do a ride around under emergency conditions. The Park Police had previously provided the hard-charging former congressman and Navy SEAL a horse to ride to work on for his first day at Interior; however, this would be the first time Zinke had seen his new position in a state of semi-emergency situation.

    This Independent Journal Review reporter was invited to ride in the back seat of the police cruiser for a day that spanned two states, a couple of secret monument tours, a walk around General Robert E. Lee’s dilapidated home, and the Secretary of the Interior literally shoveling snow off the Lincoln Memorial steps. The ride was a wild one.

    Here is what happens when Secretary Zinke goes out in a snowstorm:

    Nice photos at link.

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  31. 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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  32. lovely says:

    I’m watching President Trump on Tucker Carlson and he is plainly making the case that the democrats (and some republicans) are the enemy of American citizens.

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  33. lovely says:

    Funny that. Obama and Hawaiian Judge Derrick Kahala Watson both gradated Harvard in 1991. Politico claims Obama was in Hawaii on Monday the 12th of March.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. texan59 says:

    Ermuhgerd!!! I saw this on teh FB, and it actually works. Try it. 😯

    Liked by 2 people

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