General Discussion, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    So, if you’re shy, you’re now racist?

    Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism, Oxford University says

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    @&$#% mouse just ran across the floor…we’re gonna have to have a discussion with the cats over their job description.

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  3. Beautiful picture, Stella! So serene.

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  4. Texan… Missing your witty posts! Hope all is well!

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  5. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Hey NO, NO RAIN!!! Now I have many tasks to accomplish today!!!!!!

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  6. amwick says:

    No rain, tennis at 4… before that,,,, who knows? Beach walk, that would be really nice.

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  7. stella says:

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. auscitizenmom says:


    โ€œWild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militantsโ€

    โ€œIraq: Wild Boars kill 3 ISIS Terroristsโ€

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  10. amwick says:

    Content warning.
    I was curious about wordpress and an audio file. I tried it on my own blog page. Here goes. BTW there is a reason for this experiment. (this is BOR taxcut podcast)

    [audio src="" /]

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  11. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  12. stella says:

    From Judicial Watch:

    Trump Ends Obamaโ€™s African Ebola Amnesty

    In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obamaโ€™s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administrationโ€™s broad executive order protecting millions of illegal alien Mexicans and Central Americans, but it was just as alarming. Launched in 2014, the Ebola reprieve was issued separatelyโ€”and quietlyโ€”via a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program thatโ€™s supposed to be short-term.

    Under the plan, the administration designated Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for TPS for 18 months. Thatโ€™s how it always startsโ€”for a short period of time then it grows into years. Before you know it, illegal aliens who benefit from TPS for humanitarian reasons are legal residents enjoying all the generous perksโ€”free education, food stamps, medical care etc.โ€”that Uncle Sam has to offer. This scenario has been repeated over the years under both Republican and Democrat administrations. For instance, โ€œtemporaryโ€ protection for Hondurans and Nicaraguans has been extended over and over again thanks to a hurricane (Mitch) that hit the Central American countries more than a decade and a half ago.

    More information and examples at the link.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Damn the ways that Obama screwed America and Americans seems to keep adding up.
      Don’t/didn’t Americans care about America and Americans, and if nothing else the future of their children and their future families.

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  13. Beautiful picture today stella. I like it a lot.

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  14. Wooly Phlox says:

    This is a great essay. Many examples of how libs/progs want to have it both ways (def: “are absolute hypocrites”).

    Other examples are science, and my favorite, the etymology of words.

    Go ahead and call a liberal woman “hysterical” and they will default to their CGNU (CrzayGoNuts University) learning, and remind you that this word is etymologically related to “hysterectomy”, and that you are saying she’s acting like a p***y.

    Use the word, in a session of congress “niggardly” and SUDDENLY etymology doesn’t matter, because the word sounds like another word that is absolutely not allowed to be spoken, except by the people who would be offended by that word in their every hip-hop recording. Pro-tip to Libs: the word you hate but love to use but hate to hear, except from people who call themselves that, comes from a completely different language group, diverging thousands of years ago, than the word “niggardly”. I hope any libs don’t get all hysterical when they figure this out. It’s just a word, you p***ys.

    And no, regarding the All-Holy Science. Black people don’t have an average IQ of 70-75. That’s racist! But we love science, you Christofacist Godbags.

    They always want it both ways. They’re right, even if today’s “I’m right” completely contradicts yesterday’s “I’m right”. Leftists/progs are absolutely insane.

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  15. amwick says:

    So, I was sitting in our screen room, catching up on the news when our neighborhood daddy swan put his head right up against the screen and eyeballed me. He is immense and I was worried about him ripping the screen. I was wearing a white shirt, maybe he thought I was another swan? I slowly walked into the house then out the back to herd him across the road to our fake lake. Strange thing having a giant swan sneak up to less than three feet away. Mommy swan is way on the other side sitting on her nest, poor thing.

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  16. jeans2nd says:

    Knowing you all may become despondent at times, look what you have done now.

    Henry Timken, young seven-years-old German immigrant, went from carriages and buggy whips to the complete takeover of the Ohio Republican Party. Ohio GOPe is now Ohio GOPT.
    Jane Timken – Trump – Tea Party – T Party. What’s in a name? Tea’s on me tonight.

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    Apropos of nothing, but interesting…


  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    Daryl’s voice aged like wine.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      That’s actually Daryl’s house. Upstate NY.

      The Rob Thomas episode is one of my favorites, as are the Cee-Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, and Aaron Neville episodes.

      YouTube has them all.

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    • joshua says:

      like THIS whine?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Wooly, hope you are seeking professional advise for the encounter. Hope you are well.


      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Colonel, I already got the professional advice I was seeking, here.

        Thanks. No fear here. It was stunning, but only for an evening. The restaurant opens again tomorrow (Tue. and Wed. are our days off, until summer, or when we hire enoughs staff), and I will have the strength and power of Christ.

        I don’t believe in ghosts, per se. I do believe they are evil spirits pretending to be the dearly departed, whether haunting or speaking through ouija boards and mediums and such. I don’t have a clue why they are localized, down to within a tiny area within a building (this thing is a block away from me right now, in that restaurant, and not here in my apartment, for instance).

        I’m not going to study it. I’m not going to research it further. But I am not afraid.


  19. stella says:

    Playing videos of puppies barking for Tucker. He is spellbound.

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  20. stella says:

    Ran across this on YouTube. Loved it. Sharing.

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    I went to the movies today and saw Gifted. Wonderful movie. We really enjoyed it. The little girl was absolutely great. I highly recommend it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. stella says:

    The Federalist Papers: No. 81

    At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 81. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below).

    This paper honestly might leave you rolling your eyes a bit at the current state of affairs.

    Hamilton is still discussing the judiciary and concerns about the Supreme Court. The Constitutionโ€™s opponents were worried that the Court would end up being superior to the legislature. Hamilton dismissed these arguments as โ€œmade up altogether of false reasoning upon misconceived fact.โ€

    โ€œ[T]here is not a syllable in the plan under consideration,โ€ Hamilton wrote, โ€œwhich DIRECTLY empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution . . . .โ€ Of course, he acknowledges, the โ€œConstitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution.โ€

    Hmm. You have to wonder what Hamilton would say today. Would he be so blithe about expecting the Court to stay true to the text of the Constitution, steering clear of interpretations made โ€œaccording to the spirit of the Constitutionโ€? (How, exactly, does the โ€œspiritโ€ of the Constitution differ from the โ€œpenumbrasโ€ of the Constitution anyway?) …

    More at link.

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  24. lovely says:

    I had forgotten all about this song but I loved it as a girl. A boy once gave me a black and yellow salamander as a gift. I loved the salamander.

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