General Discussion, Thursday, April 6, 2017

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  1. texan59 says:

    On the downhill side of the week kiddo’s. It’s an amazing time and place we live in right now. A POTUS who actually seems to want to do the right thing. We watch the opposition throw up their usual and customary slings and arrows and the seem to bounce right off of the man. He’s several steps ahead of his enemies, including the “press”. It’s a joy to watch this unfold in front of our eyes, in real time. I think most who visit these pages are well aware of what’s coming. We don’t always know exactly what or when, but we know it’s coming. It’s stressful, it’s tiring, but it’s a good tired when we lay our heads upon the pillow each night. Knowing we’ve got someone on our side for a change. The uni-party is not going to go quietly into the night, so we must be diligent, vigilant, and energetic. With that, it’s time to coffee up once again, y’all.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Here’s yer cup!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      And yep. We live in amazing times.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Tex!!!! It’s amazing, just amazing Pure political theater. I thought Watergate was a big deal, Clarence Thomas hearings, Bill (BJ) Clinton’s Impeachment……..and the RINOs need a break, Healthcare, and Tax reduction……..this has to be accomplished NOW. Oh and the coffee is good…….I’ll fill my cup, as the massive cloud of Red/Yellow enters my AO…….

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      You are right. But, I still get pterodactyls in my stomach as these things are happening. Pres. Trump has so many against him.and I can’t always see what his plan is. Heck, I rarely can see what his plan is. I just hope he knows who he can trust on this Assad mess. I don’t like being on the same side as McCain.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        I think “we” or the Russians bomb a storage facility where this stuff was. OR this is one big set up. An incident like this happened in GW1.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I just don’t believe Assad did it. It doesn’t make sense. But, it makes sense that our war mongers (McCain, etc.) were upset when Trump said he was not going to go after regime change.

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

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  3. Wooly Phlox says:

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It’s almost unbelievable. You can make a video like this with a half-decent cellphone now. And you can attach it to the window of a train. In the 80’s if you were rich enough, you could make videos, but you held the device on your shoulder, and looked through and eyepiece, and it had actual moving parts. Lots of them. Then you played it on your VHS VCR, adjusted the tracking, then adjusted the horizontal hold on the TV.

      We are blessed right now.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting doc visit. I didn’t set it up, my primary care doc did on his own and, of course, with a corporate doc.
    Doc was a ‘pain management’ specialist, I have a spinal stenosis that irritates me along with a bum knee. I have pretty constant pain, at most times it’s manageable but there are times when I have to put a freezer pack on my back/knee and bring it bsck to manageable. I can work thru it, I just have to pace myself and as no one’s paying me it’s all OK.
    Doc cones in, reviews my records, starts suggesting it’s probably arthritis and when I tell him two different neorologists have confirmed it’s a stenosis he starts saying it might be but there could also be a compressed disk and arthritis in the spaces around the processes. I start looking for the door as it’s starting to feel uncomfortable when he pops out this brochure showing how they have a shiny new machine that burns and destroys sensory nerves so you don’t feel the pain. I mention my concern is that, until I find a procedure I’m comfortable with, the damages not get worse and the pain tells me the damaged area’s unhappy. “Oh no”, he says, “if we burn those nerves out you won’t feel the pain, or you won’t feel as much”. I take his little ‘set phaser on destroy’ brochure, cross my fingers and say “thanks doc, you’ll be hearing from me” and walk out.
    Something tells me the shiny new machine isn’t paid for yet.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      “You want to do what to my nerves?”

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Prayers are up. It’s so awesome when pain leaves. And it does.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I was referred to a ‘pain control specialist’ (Freddie Kreuger with a degree) before I was referred to a spinal specialist. To me it’s that change of medical attitudes towards Medicare patients…11:59 the day before your 65th birthday they still look at you as a viable and potentially productive patient with good insurance. One minute after midnight and you’re a broken, aged meat puppet whose insurance can’t pay for the docs’s Jennifer’s whatever lift. Phew, I’ll wipe the sweat away….
        I have bubba docs who’ll gladly write me scrips for five gallon pails of oxy but what I want is a surgical ‘fix’ with minimal side effects and Medicare won’t pay for that, their procedure has an uncomfortable possibility of adverse effects plus the real possibility of a loss of range of motion. To the docs that’s an acceptable outcome for a person of my age while to me, a person of my age, it ain’t.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          When I went on Medicare, I lost my Chiro and gen. doc. Got new ones and then ins. changed and lost my gen. doc. again. That was no loss. I found out my chiro charges $100 a visit. I pay $20 of it as copay. Medicare/advantage ins sends them between 37 cents and $1.70 for the rest. And, then harasses them for more info that Medicare actually doesn’t require. 😦

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    • lovely says:

      Did I ever tell the story about my third c-section? The date was scheduled and I was having some labor pains so the timing was perfect. My personal doc got caught up and was a little late so we I was waiting for him to arrive with my husband in a room that had several other women in the beginning stages of labor.

      Short story of my first two pregnancies, first pregnancy baby almost died, emergency c section was needed, second birth we tried for a V-bac (natural childbirth after a c section) I almost died, literally.

      So a brilliant young doc still wet behind the ears looks at my chart and says “You know we’ve had successful natural births even after 2 c-sections.”

      😐

      I asked him to quickly remove himself from my presence.

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  5. litenmaus says:

    Lucille posted a beautiful picture of the White Cliffs of Dover over on the Open Thread so I thought I’d share with you a beautiful picture of the White Cliffs of Montana.

    On May 31, 1805, Meriweather Lewis wrote: “The hills and river Clifts which we passed today exhibit a most romantic appearance. The bluffs of the river rise to the hight of from 2 to 300 feet and in most places nearly perpendicular; they are formed of remarkable white sandstone which is sufficiently soft to give way readily to the impression of water . . ”

    My family ancestors ended their covered wagon travels and settled just over the hill from the White Rocks of the Missouri Badlands. As a child, I spent many a Sunday climbing and playing among this spectacular landscape. My sister and I returned to visit a couple of summers ago and the miles and miles of White Rocks and Cliffs are as magnificent as I remembered them to be.

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  6. amwick says:

    Good Morning Figments…
    I think we dodged a bullet yesterday… although I am not sure about the cottage in Myrtle Beach. My neighbor will call if there is a problem so I am not going to worry about it. Hope everyone else is safe and sound.

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    • That’s great! Prayers answered! 😊

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      We had a fantastic electrical storm about 11:30 last night. Weird, but beautiful. Today is the 81st anniversary of the 1936 tornado that destroyed Gainesville GA, my birthplace ( and from my great Grandmother to my Grand-daughter). I’m glad the storm is over for now.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        I never got a chance to respond to your video of the Gainesville Tornado damage back then. How terrible! I kept trying to imagine the lack of communication back then and think how much longer the clean up would have been back then. After the tornado I was in, it was odd to see the National Guard shoving the debris down the street to make a path – and most streets were cleared in a few days so you could get around. Gainesville? I can’t even imagine.

        And yes, those electrical storms are incredibly beautiful, but not a good omen. I’m glad you came out of the storm in good shape!

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          There was a photo of my Grandpa in that video. My Mom said he didn’t come home for a few days, because all of the men in town gathered to rescue the injured and find the dead. One resident who was in college in California, saw it in the newspaper the next day. A telegraph had been dispatched.
          FDR was going through town on his way back to D.C. the very next day, and toured the damage and promised to help the city rebuild. He returned 2 years later to attend the opening of the new courthouse!.
          There is a newspaper headline from Atlanta that said there was 15 million dollars in damage. That was a lot of money in 1936. Not surprisingly, There were even some businesses back to work on the square in just a few days.
          Gainesville has a museum with all the details, stories, photos, and even a Tornado simulator explaining how they are formed.
          I’m proud of my hometown. It’s a really beautiful place with a lot of history, and it’s also known as “The Chicken Capitol of the World”!

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            That’s a great bit of family history, Jacqueline! I’ll bet the museum is fascinating. You have every right to be prould of being from Gainesville!

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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)
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    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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. Wooly Phlox says:

    Mornin’ Stella!

    Did you pick a name yet!?

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  10. lovely says:

    Good grief. June’s has stepped away from the Russian investigation. Apparently someone filed an ethics violation against him.

    SMH.

    Grow a damn backbone.

    I am not liking the direction of the things I am hearing about the Trump administration. It sounds like Jared and Ivanka are running a lot of the show. Ivanka was a registered Independent (read liberal) I don’t know about Jared. Ivanka’s maternal leave plan is certainly a liberal policy.

    Rick Perry getting more power, Bannon getting less.

    President Trump is a patriot but he also had/has a lot of far left beliefs about government. All in all better than Hillary and I still believe that President Trump has the ability to make positive changes in America and against the savages of Islam but I find the goings on, troubling.

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    • lovely says:

      Nune’s* Curse you spell check!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I am not as concerned about all that as I am about this Syria mess. I can’t help but think that this is a setup to get Trump to bomb Syria……….I mean, McCain is pushing it hard. {Shudder}

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      • lovely says:

        And McCain was saying that since the attack came from above we should look at Hillary’s solution of shooting their planes put of the sky and going to war with Russia. Of course McCain couched his words more carefully than that. As Paul Joseph Watson said 2017 Trump should listen to 2013 Trump.

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    • amwick says:

      This pissed me off too… Ethics complaints filed yada yada yada… 😦 Time to go shopping.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        This upsets me, too, because you know what would probably have happened if Nunes had shared the info with Schiff in the beginning. Schiff would have blocked him from seeing the info, or after would have found a way to block him from getting it out in the open, or just made it disappear. He would probably have told Nunes that it needed to stay within the committee until it had been “investigated” and then would have tried to move heaven and earth to keep anybody from ever finding it out. Yep. That is the scenario we would be looking at.

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        • lovely says:

          Sidney Blumenthal is not the only democrat willing to stuff his pants with documents and walk out the door. Hopefully all of this stuff is backed up. President Trump should bring in Dick Morris and offer him a sweet deal.

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    • Dina Powell and Gary Cohn, both Goldman Sachs people installed in the West Wing, along with Ivanka and Jared are leading Trump in a bad direction. 😑

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Your right SAS, there’s two wings, Brannon and Family. Also Brannon did not lose any power, just downsizing and more focused on pushing The President’s agenda….in my humble opinion…….. I want tax cuts,,,,,,NOW!!!!

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  11. Wooly Phlox says:

    Just toured my old kitchen this morning. Quick inspection while getting my coffee. I don’t work there any more, but I know the whole staff, and they know I can walk in there like I own the place. I also know all the early-bird regulars, for whom I bussed two tables and wiped them. Then inspected my former kitchen. My jaw hit the floor, and I almost wept.

    Apparently nothing’s been cleaned since I left two or more months ago.

    The floor drains, 6″ white wells, are not white, they are black. The baseboard tiles haven’t been scrubbed since I left. Sick. It’s why I left. Nobody else cared about any of that. Maybe they all said, “I don’t get paid enough to care.” I never said that, even if it was true. And it was. There is a rubbermaid two-shelf rolling cart next to the dish station, with a mug rack and a glass rack on it. The waitress, sensing my consternation over the floor drains this morning, said, “Oh, but wait! There’s more! And picked up the glass rack from the cart. Wow. Just wow. The cart is, it seems, no longer being cleaned each evening.

    If former bossman wants me back, I want 15 an hour. And a boatload more adult respect.

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    • lovely says:

      Wooly, the bossman lost a treasure in letting you walk and not valuing your handwork and spirit of goodness. Apparently the dignity of the restaurant was more important to you than to him. You worked with pride in service while he seems to have little pride in ownership.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      That’s the spirit. Although, the buck stops at he top. It appears that the boss man doesn’t care about the cleaning.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        He used to. Admittedly he’s spinning a lot of plates at the same time. One of his four restaurants is close by, and I talk with the Chef there and his manager quite a bit. Theirs is the cleanest restaurant in town. Telegenic, even. Bourdain’s television crew could come in there, and nobody would be embarrassed. I helped build it, paint it, and handle who knows how many board-feet of reclaimed barnwood, from picking it up at the barn still encrusted with “barn dirt”. All the trim, and all the bar-fronts and tops, and all the tables are made of this wood. I poly-ed each piece of wood seven times. I epoxied every table top four times, every six hours for two days. It’s not the cleanest restaurant in town just because it’s the newest-built one, but also because of those two people. They give a crap about image.

        He told me this morning, (he knows I’m mulling it over) “Don’t come back. Don’t do it.”, out of respect. I left for a litany of reasons, and none of them have abated. And he’s close to leaving. And so is his manager. If the boss doesn’t care about his people and his brick-and-mortar, then why should we?

        Former bossman is on his tenth vacay this year. Arizona, this time, I think.

        I should have had that $25 Meijer Gift Card Xmas Bonus framed and matted.

        9 years. So glad I escaped. I just feel bad for the current inmates.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          So, Dear Wooly, don’t be tempted to go back, not even to help him. You matter.

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        • lovely says:

          He used to.

          Hmmm….. If he used to why did he let you go? Why did he not honor your work? It sounds like he used to manipulate you into believing he cared about the things he wanted you to think he cared about. In reality it sounds like he cared about the fact that you were doing the work of two people for less than he should be paying one person.

          Two people you respect who work for him are thinking about leaving? There’s a reason for that.

          As to feeling sorry for his current employees remember if you don’t have any oxygen it doesn’t matter how much you want to help them. They have the same free will that you have.

          ((((Wooly))))

          10th vacation and you got a $25.00 gift card. That isn’t bad managing, that is bad human “beinging”.

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          Doesn’t your Govt. do restaurant inspection? I know they do them in GA, and they are pretty strict.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            Here, they are not super-lax, but they don’t generally cite you for dirty floor drains, baseboards or prep-table legs. Very concerned about labelling, gloves, temperatures, and things related to food-handling and storage more than anything.

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    • Menagerie says:

      You might get the first, though it isn’t likely, and it’s doubtful he would ever give you much more later. The second is not going to happen. This is a man who does not respect good work ethic, he uses it. That isn’t going to change because he lost you, and it absolutely wouldn’t change if you went back.

      I probably would have expanded my painting business and stayed in it more if I had encountered someone like you. I never paid anyone less than ten dollars an hour, I gave them breaks and do not deduct their lunch as long as it was just a half hour. Most I raised to twelve if they were halfway decent, and a time or two I paid people fifteen dollars an hour and gave them a couple hundred dollar bonus at the end of the job.

      With two exceptions, none of them were worth it, and none of them stuck around very long. None of them were trained faux finishers, or even very skilled painters. One actually told me she was started her ow faux finishing business after working part time for me on one job about a month.

      Anyhow, it would be good if bosses and employees who have the same values could hook up once in awhile.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Once I actually had a young man argue with me about talking on his cell,phone all the time while working. He told me he was working still, it didn’t affect his job and was none of my business! I told him I was paying for the use of both his hands and all his attention, take it or leave it. He was also meeting me at my house and I provided him transportation to the jobs, and he needed money so badly that he asked me to pay him every few days. He didn’t last long.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Good thing. SMH

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          I remember when we used to have to use the company phone or go outside and use the pay phone. My phone stays in my coat when I’m at work, if I even bring it. Always has, unless there’s a big catering operation going on that necessitates me having it on me.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I can imagine there are a lot of bosses who would love to have you work for them. A private contractor built our house, mostly with his own two hands. He had a few guys working for him. He couldn’t count on them to show up. I know he kept one guy on longer than he should have because he felt sorry for him. I know for a fact he would have been thrilled with you.Unfortunately, I doubt he paid as well as you deserve.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Wooly, have you thought about painting, maybe part time in addition to your current work? You work nights and weekend, you could possible get into painting while keeping your current job.

      Is there a market for faux finishes in your area? Are you something of a resort destination? Look into getting a job with a commercial painting contractor that does faux work. Learn it thoroughly, then later you could sideline, say doing cabinets on your own. I like cabinet painting best of all, and you can make good money at it. Also, you would be able to offer a more comprehensive service than I can, for example adding trim or some other carpentry work.

      Something to think about anyhow.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Thank you all for the kind words and advice, which I will heed.

        Menagerie, painting was what I was going to do if Chef hadn’t snapped me up, as I’ve done quite a bit, and (when I’ve had a beer) pretty good at it. Never done any finishing, faux or otherwise, besides poly-ing and epoxying barnwood, if that counts. I’m a quick study, though.

        Late night, the restaurant did good tonight. One guy called in sick, so I did his job and mine, no problem. Quite fun.

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  12. stella says:

    Excellent essay on the subject by a history professor.

    We should be cheering the likely end of the Senate filibuster, not mourning it

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/05/should-be-cheering-likely-end-senate-filibuster-not-mourning-it.html

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  13. G-d&Country says:

    Good Morning All !!!
    We have a little humor for today’s painting. It is titled:
    Who’s Meat?

    by Charles Russell

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      That’s fantastic!!!!! Realistic…… never happened to me, I do know a couple of guys who were ambushed by Grizzlies while hunting…….
      I would feel better about the outcome, if this guy was carrying a 45-70 or M1!!!!!!

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  14. G-d&Country says:

    Here is another funny I posted next door for Cursday (dog day)

    I wondered when Lassie would finally get fed up! hahaha πŸ™‚
    Have to run, will be back later to say hi πŸ™‚

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  15. stella says:

    WATCH: Astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery (LIVE)

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  16. lovely says:

    Breaking news! Shia Leboeuf has tripled his ticket sales in only 4 days, β€œMan Down” has now sold a grand total of 3 tickets in Burnley, England.

    Meanwhile his stupid flag being taken down has been viewed thousands of times.

    πŸ˜‚

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  17. lovely says:

    I love a gunfight”

    β€” Bannon to associates in the past 24 hours.

    It seems that Bannon is ready to fight the people who are willfully or ignorantly leading an agenda opposed to nationalism within President Trump’s administration.

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    • Good. It’s time for someone who’s willing to fight back against the Left.

      Republicans irritate me to no end – I’ve never seen a group so capable of throwing away victory when they’re within three inches of the finishing line. Bannon sounds like he will be a nice change.

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  18. G-d&Country says:

    Sad news: I will be out for a couple of days as dear hubby’s good friend of 23 years has died. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ken (let’s call him), and for those who loved him that are left behind. He was such a good, kind, and generous man, and a good father to his 2 teenage children. I believe he will be welcomed home to God, as he was such a truly good person, and that gives me joy, but I am sad when someone so good, and too young (53 yo) leaves us.

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  19. lovely says:

    Despite Chuckie’s tears McConnel is currently undergoing the process of removing of the filibuster from the Supreme Court nominee confirmation process.

    Amen.

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  20. lovely says:

    Don Lemon should stick to getting his ear pierced in a drunken stupor. It makes more sense than the nonsense he spews when he is sober and at least it has some SMH chuckle value to it.

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    • lovely says:

      “We shouldn’t just put talking points or we shouldn’t just put information out there that has not been proven or put an an assertion just because someone said it.”

      Hmmm…. Don, ain’t no proof no how, of Team Trump collusion with Russia but every MSM has been running their puppet mouth about it as if it is a fact based conclusion.

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  21. czarowniczy says:

    And how long before Obama and Schumer’s efforts bring this to US streets:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/middleeast/isis-deir-ezzor-killings/

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  22. lovely says:

    Does anyone have any good sources of information about Jared Kushner? The more I see and hear of him the less I like him. I know very little about him other than he is married to President Trump’s favorite child.

    Who wears a bullet proof vest on the outside of their jacket? A jackass who wants a photo op. I don’t care how tailored his suit is there were options other than this one.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Not the guy with the nondescript blouse to Kushy’s right rear, most likely his assigned bodyguard…only one there openly armed. The suit’s a bit much but I’m betting the plate carrier was forced on him as it’s a slsp-dash fit, most likely last minute.

      Briefer’s a full colonel so this is probably a dog and pony photo op briefing for a VIP, not unusual for a war zone. I don’t see the frat biy here as a military strategist, looks like a ticket-punch job.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      BTW, the colonel briefing Kushy’s from 82nd Airborne…’All The Way-Death From Above’.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Airborne!!!!Dog and pony….. and with his name in green tape on the vest, also Czar did you notice No,No, foreign nationals around……wow, does that Col shave? Did I looked that young???? Hey Col, high and tight, get a haircut!!!!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          My mirror keeps saying ‘no way’. He’ll get that hair trimmed first time he gets it caught in his helmet webbing. Then again he may be fast-tracking for that first star…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Now wait a minute. If you gave me a bullet proof vest to wear, it would definitely go on the outside of my clothes. No way would it fit inside. I would have to buy special clothes to do that. And, he wears fitted jackets, not loose ones.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Modt of that’s CYA ‘because it’s required’ stuff. Look st the vital areas still,left uncovered…it’s a ‘gimme’ that he NOT be put in any position where he could suffer a paper cut, never mind a bullet hole. At the first sign of trouble any number of those far more valuable personnel would throw themselves on top of President Trump’s Son-In-Law. Capitals for emphasis on whom the brass see as most important here.
        Also notice tight focus, I’d like to see an aerial so that we can get an idea of where he REALLY is standing relative tomthe ‘work’ areas. Anyway, nice pic he can show his grandkids about where gramps was during the war.

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      • lovely says:

        I know he wears tailored clothes it just looks staged, which it is. His head is wide open and likely he is in a safe area but Czar is right he is flanked by real men. I know the chest is a larger target than the head but even a borrowed jacket from the Airborne crew would make it so a sniper wasn’t sure that Kushner was wearing a vest.

        I’m going to try and get more information about Kushner this evening. My guess is he is a liberal. Some sources which may just be baloney sauce have Bannon calling Kushner a cuck and a globalist. I am beginning to get an uneasy feeling about Ivanka’s influence on her dad.

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        • stella says:

          I don’t believe that Donald Trump is, or has ever been, a conservative, and I’m sure that Jared and Ivanka are not. That doesn’t mean (I believe) that the President doesn’t intend to do what he believes is best for our country. I still don’t think that what we consider a conservative could have ever been elected. It would have been Hillary.

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          • lovely says:

            I agree with you completely and who could we even consider a conservative? I do hope that President Trump’s administration follows the path that candidate Trump laid down.

            Syria worries me. I believe it would have been very foolish for Bashar al-Assad to gas his own people, given he was not in President Trump’s bully. Now Tillerson says the plans to take al-Assad are already in motion?

            Talked to a vet friend and he doesn’t think it was al-Assad, watched several vets on Twitter, they don’t think it was Assad, read Sundance’s post and he brings up very valid points.

            Trump is a nationalist and a patriot but he was lazy when it came to the meat of politics until the world was at the tipping point. I will go back to what I have always said about him, Trump believed that the one thing that Obama would do would be to help race relations to bring Americans together. No one who was engaged in politics thought a man who launched his campaign from a domestic terrorists house, no one who knew that Obama sat for 20 years in Rev. Wright’s church thought for a minute that Obama was anything but a racist American hater.

            And remember Trump’s “The government should just take 15% of the wealth away from the very wealthy to help balance the budget πŸ™„.

            I know the press lies all the time about Team Trump, I also know Bannon won’t be buffaloed by the likes of Kushner and Ivanka but I believe that President Trump trusts the judgement of Ivanka and Kushner implicitly and that worries me.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Like I said when he was elected, he’s what we and he’s a helluva lot better than the alternative. He may not be ‘our’ conservative but he’s ‘a’ conservative of a thinner stripe. He’s also a businessman and a non-politician citizen so he’s got a different take on things than the professional pol-trolls and that’s a good thing to have in the Oval Office.

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    • facebkwallflower says:

      Probably asked if wearing one and when the answer was “no”, he got one shoved at him and ordered to put it on, “Now”.

      Speaking of family members; Tiffany has sort of disappeared.

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      • stella says:

        Tiffany probably wants to be ignored, is my guess.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I read somewhere that Whoopie wants to get her on the View because of their failing ratings. Of course, that still doesn’t say if Tiffany has any interest in such a thing. I’m not sure she wants the spotlight, especially with how the family has been treated by the liberals.

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          • lovely says:

            Wasn’t it Whoopie who said that she would sit next to Tiffany if she was at the event where the liberals snubbed her and wouldn’t sit next to her? Whoopie is a rotten piece of work.

            I hope Tiffany is left alone and goes about her life without being harassed by the leftist loonies.

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  23. lovely says:

    One more and I’m off.

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  24. WeeWeed says:

    Awww, man. Don Rickles has left the building.

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  25. shiloh1973 says:

    I’m not sure how much more of the political BS I can deal with. I truly hope that President Trump does not fall for what is happening in Syria. It does not sound good. I took a break last night and broke into the 300 movies I have on VHS and watched The Journey of Natty Gann. Made me feel better. Will watch some others tonight.

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  26. facebkwallflower says:

    Wow! WIKI is really up-to-date — It is as if this was already written as includes today’s “nuclear option” to change exclusion of supreme court justice nominee from being nuked. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_option

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    WOOF! Spent last few hours with two chainsaws doing the ‘Czar’s Limb Removal’ schtick, our motto ‘Kids, Don’t Try This At Home!’.Time for food, drink and pain killers.

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  28. auscitizenmom says:

    “Whoopie is a rotten piece of work.” And, a racist!

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  29. lovely says:

    Cernovich is live now saying that there are airstrikes planned for tonight in Syria.

    This article disappeared. I saw it this morning.

    U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’

    https://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html

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  30. 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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  31. lovely says:

    SOB we just launched 60 missiles into Syria.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I need to go check my preps. I prayed all day that this would not happen, but I knew it was going to. Trump is getting very bad intel and it is on purpose. I’m going to have a couple of drinks and pull the blankets up over my head.

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        • stella says:

          I don’t know what to think at this point.

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            Why would Assad gas his own people when he is winning? The warmongers played to President Trumps one weakness, his heart. This will not end well. McCain and Graham have there tentacles all over this.

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            • lovely says:

              Why wouldn’t he? We have been a paper tiger for 8 years. Why not continue to spit in our eye?

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              • shiloh1973 says:

                Because there was no reason! Assad is winning with the help of Russia and Iran! Doing this would only hurt his cause. The man is not stupid! There was plenty of reason for the rebels to do this after Trump said he did not want o oust Assad. The dang autopsies are being done by Turkey for craps sake! Turkey wants Syria for part of the caliphate. Yea, let’s trust them.

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                • lovely says:

                  That is my whole point. It does not matter from a strategic point of view how the Sarin Gas was released or even why.

                  The world saw what whoever did it wanted them to see, dying and dead babies.

                  POTUS made a decisive, deliberate strike against a specific target. It was all projected. A lot of people have just seen the teeth of the tiger. We have been a nation paralyzed by an enemy president for 8 years, our enemies grew stronger and bolder.

                  President Trump could not say that this was more than crossing a red line and then follow in the inaction of Obama.

                  This does not drag us into the Syrian civil war nor does it drag us into war with Russia. This was a punishment for Syria breaking the chemical weapons agreement. A free punch as Scott Adam’s called it is the best description I have read.

                  Remember Gaddafi.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            It appears to me that all this has been pre-arranged. 😦

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  32. facebkwallflower says:

    Twitter lit up with “need Congress approval” and Rand Paul the loudest. I thought Congress already approved during Obama administration. Surely, every battle of a war does not need to get Congressional say-so? This does fit in, I suppose, into “aiding Syrian rebels”, yea/nay?

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