General Discussion, Saturday, April 1, 2017

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  1. Wooly Phlox says:

    1991. Whole album is genius.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Dim ond oherwydd:

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  3. 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’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Where is it????? Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. stella says:

    April Fool’s Day!

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  7. Menagerie says:

    This article on the President’s immigration views and his campaign with these views front and center is so good you might never believe a Catholic wrote it. How I wish the bishops, and yes, the pope, had this much sense.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Hmm. I have to take some issue here. The premise of his entire article is that leaders must address difficult issues, that Donald Trump is President precisely because he addressed the difficult issues of illegal immigration and Islamic terrorism when other politicians would not, and that Catholic leaders would be wise to learn from Trump’s success and not run from difficult issues. And then, with the little asterisk to his opening sentence (“Donald Trump is in the White House today, for better or worse*, because he dared…”) he states that he considers it for worse that Donald Trump is President. This belies his entire premise and negates the validity of his article.

      I would also add this. He states the first question to address in any discussion of immigrationβ€”the question that must be addressed, as the price of admission into any serious discussionβ€”is the question of how the US can regain control of our borders. It is not necessary, at this early stage, to agree on just how tight those controls should be. But there must be some controls: some means of determining which immigrants will be allowed to enter, and which will be excluded. I suggest that before that question can be asked, it must be established that not every person in the world who desires to come to our country somehow has the right to do so. And it is our right as a nation to decide who we allow in and who we do not. Only then can we ask the question of how we control our borders.

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  8. auscitizenmom says:


    “Country Legend Charlie Daniels to Pro-Lifers: Sanctuary Cities For Unborn Babies”

    “Sanctuary life”

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    I believe this is encouraging. πŸ™‚

    “Problem Solved? House Republicans Introduce Bill to Fund Border Wall”

    ‘”This bill keeps money in the American economy, and most importantly, creates a funding stream to build the wall.”‘

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    Okay. I juist have to post one more…….FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE. πŸ˜€

    “White College President Tells Black Lives Matter: β€˜I Don’t Deal in Demands’”

    “Yes! They finally heard what they needed to hear!”

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  11. Wooly Phlox says:

    Via AoSHQ.!

    I suppose it was only a matter of time before the left embraced formal sacraments such as confession. Only there’s one key aspect of America’s religious tradition the left will never embrace: I guarantee no man will walk out of this campus confession booth having been forgiven of the sin of “hypermasculinity.”

    Certainly, the religious right has had its excesses. But if you think that’s bad, just imagine the consequences of a political system dominated by a religious left that doesn’t believe in redemption.

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    I am sitting here watcing FOX while I finish up some things. They are reporting on the problems with building the wall on the border and saying there will be trouble trying to acquire the property to build it. This woman, Arora Merta (sp?), whose family owns some of the land says nothing will stop the illegals from coming. The gov has sent them a letter offering $2,900 for one (1) ONE acre of their land for the wall. She says that is not near enough because their family has owned this property for x number of years, etc.

    EASY solution. Build the wall. Stop on each side of their property. It won’t be very long before they are BEGGING the government to take their land and build the wall because the illegals and smugglers will be funneled onto that property. Have you seen pictures of the garbage, etc. left as the illegals come through, dead bodies, piles of disposable baby diapers, feces, trash of all descriptions. And, always the danger of being attacked on your own property. Yep, don’t even bother to fight with them in court.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      And, from the article, this is why I watch Tucker Carlson. ‘”I have seen only one correct response to all of these interviews, and that was done by Tucker Carlson. He laughed. Nicely and derisively at the same time.”‘

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  13. patternpuzzler says:

    Hi All. Checked out there for a while a bit overwhelmed as life sometimes will be. Here’s the shorter version of

    Today’s (Mostly) American History: April 1
    1693 Cotton Mather’s four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed
    1778 New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol
    1789 US House of Representatives first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker
    1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
    1850 San Francisco County government established
    1853 Cincinnati becomes first US city to employ fulltime professional firefighters
    1863 First wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
    1866 US Congress rejects presidential veto giving all equal rights in US
    1867 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
    1889 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
    1891 London-Paris telephone connection opens
    1891 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
    1905 “SOS” first adopted as a morse distress signal (β€’ β€’ β€’ – – – β€’ β€’ β€’) by German government
    1924 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
    1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
    1927 First automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice
    1930 “The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany
    1933 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
    1933 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses

    934 Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker’s role in the murders helps turn public perception against the gang for good

    1936 Charles “Lucky” Luciano” is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York.
    1938 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1941 US Navy takes over Treasure Island (San Francisco Bay)
    1941 Nazis forbid Jews access to cafΓ©s
    1945 US forces invade Okinawa during WW II
    1946 400,000 US mine workers strike
    1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
    1954 First US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
    1956 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
    1957 World’s biggest glass oven used
    1960 Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
    1960 First weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
    1963 NYC’s newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
    1965 Syncom 3, first geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
    1967 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
    1970 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
    1970 US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st Jan 1971

    1973 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence

    1974 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
    1974 Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida
    1976 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs’ parents house in Cupertino, California

    1976 Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
    1976 Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.

    1976 “Helter Skelter”, detailing Charles Manson’s cult “family”, their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

    1979 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
    1980 Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
    1982 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
    1983 Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
    1983 Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran
    1984 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
    1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours
    1986 US submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
    1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
    1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
    1991 Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
    1991 US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race
    1991 US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
    1991 Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
    1992 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
    1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)

    1997 Shell Oil confirms it will declare force majeure at its Nigerian Bonny terminal due to local protests which disrupted 210 million barrels per day of the company’s oil production

    2001 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Miloőević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes
    2004 Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date (April 1)
    2006 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the ‘British FBI’, is created in the United Kingdom.

    2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

    2011 Alan Rickman’s last performance in “Seminar” on Broadway
    2014 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia

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  14. stella says:

    I just watched “To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters”. What a remarkably sad story. So much talent in one family, yet so much misery and misfortune. Every one of the children in that family died of tuberculosis, although their brother’s alcoholism and laudanum addiction contributed to his death. Six children, all died young. One sister at 10, one at 11, Emily at 30, Anne at 29, Branwell at 31, Charlotte at 38.

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    • Is it on Netflix?


      • stella says:

        PBS. It aired for the first time last Sunday. You can watch free on line right now.

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        • Excellent! Thanks!


        • auscitizenmom says:

          I saw it. I forgot to mention that it was on. Yes, it was sad. I think it was well done and gives a realistic picture of their lives. I always had this vision of them sitting in a pretty house, wearing lovely clothes, doing their writing, etc. I got that from other movies, I guess. It was especially sad that their brother affected their lives so negatively.

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          • stella says:

            I read the Wiki entry. This is what it said about the village they lived in:

            The death toll within the BrontΓ« family was not unusual and left little impression on the village population, who were confronted with death on a daily basis. When Patrick BrontΓ« arrived, the parish was suffering from unemployment. The men sought work in the quarries and local handicrafts. The only businesses were the pharmacy which supplied Branwell, and John Greenwood’s stationery store in which the BrontΓ«s were the best customers.

            Haworth’s population grew rapidly during the first half of the 18th century, from hardly 1,000 to 3,365 in 50 years. The village did not have a sewage system and the well water was contaminated by faecal matter and the decomposition of bodies in the cemetery on the hilltop. Life expectancy was less than 25 years and infant mortality was around 41% of children under six months of age. Most of the population lived from working the poorly fertile land of the moors and supplemented their incomes with work done at home, such as spinning and weaving wool from the sheep that were farmed on the moors. Conditions changed and the textile industry, already present since the end of the 17th century, grew in the mills on the banks of the River Worth, whose waters turned the wheels which consequently required fewer people to work them.

            Food was scarce, often little more than porridge, resulting in vitamin deficiencies. Public hygiene was non-existent and lavatories were basic. The facilities at the parsonage were no more than a plank across a hole in a hut at the rear, with a lower plank for the children. In her thirties, Charlotte was described as having a toothless jaw, by such persons as Mrs Gaskell, who stated in a letter dated 25 August 1850 to Catherine Winkworth : […] large mouth and many teeth gone […]. However, food was reasonable in the family. Well filled plates of porridge in the morning and piles of potatoes were peeled each day in the kitchen while Tabby told stories about her country or Emily revised her German grammar, and sometimes Mr BrontΓ« would return home from his tours of the village with game donated by the parishioners.

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  15. 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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