General Discussion, Thursday, April 27, 2017

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  1. Wooly Phlox says:

    "No greater thing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of religion. I doubt if there is any problem — social, political, or economic — that would not melt away before the fire of such a spiritual awakening."

    "We guard ourselves against all evils — spiritual as well as material — which may beset us. We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without, and the forces of ignorance and fear which may corrupt us from within."

    "Today the whole world is divided between human slavery and human freedom — between pagan brutality and the Christian ideal."

    "We face one of the great choices of history the continuation of civilization as we know it versus the ultimate destruction of all that we have held dear — religion against godlessness."

    "As Commander-in-chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States."

    — F.D.R.

    For what it’s worth. He may be in Hell, and his administrations’ policies may have been the beginning of the downfall of the USA, but he actually said those things. And he was right. Maybe the Deep State preceded today’s Deep State. But Frank was right.

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    Mary, I know basic HTML (and BASIC, for that matter — 20 GOTO 10.). Sometimes I mess up and forget to close the tag. Usually when I have a few beers in me. Which I do.

    I wish WP had an “edit” function, sometimes. Easy to mess up, easy fix. Oh, well.

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  3. Wooly Phlox says:

    Peyroux is today’s best female singer.

    Has been for quite some time. Billie Holiday, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, all rolled up into one.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I wish I still had a double-decker organ with harmonic drawbars, a foot-pedal volume and one and a half bass octaves at my feet.

      The one I grew up with occasionally picked up over-amped CB Radio traffic from the highway we grew up next to. Even when it was off. But who knew about EM shielding in the 70s?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      She’s so cute. Great performer.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. czarowniczy says:

    All of these notable comments this early on and all I have to contribute is I let the dogs have refried bean tonite and now I’m really starting to regret it. I’m going to bed.

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  5. Wooly Phlox says:

    All I know is that beans are good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you fart, and, as it happens, the more you fart, the better you feel. It occurs to me that you should eat your beans at every meal.

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  6. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more from DJ Wooly, a full album by my future ex-wife:

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  7. amwick says:

    Morning All!
    Fox and friends had a segment about that terrible paining depicting LEO as pigs,,, they said it was put back up ? I can’t find out anything right now, but I am pissed off. Maybe twitter.

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  8. amwick says:

    On a happy note,
    Happy Birthday Melania!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

    Liked by 8 people

  10. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
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    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
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    Mornin’ Czarina! 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
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    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
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    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
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    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
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    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
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    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
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    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
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    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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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  11. joshua says:

    munch munch….muncha a bunch of Fritos..corn chips….etc….

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Wooly Phlox says:

    “It’s remarkable that the poem “First They Came” begins “first they came for the socialists,” because the socialists came first…

    It wasn’t socialists who suffered, unless the socialists were students or cleanly and nobody knew them well; unless someone owed them money; unless they “looked Jewish” or managed a business or openly believed in aspects of classical liberalism. Russian cadets were thrown in jail or, one by one, into furnaces. Officers had their limbs broken and wrapped around their heads before they were murdered. Innocents were beaten to death for the sin of looking educated, and the entirety of Russia, hysterical with class hatred, convicted many “criminals” based on the softness of their hands instead of the record of their deeds.

    But yes, first they came for the socialists.

    Excellent essay.

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  13. stella says:

    Dog excitement this morning. I took Tucker out about 10:00 am, while two of the neighbor’s dogs were in their yard. There is a chain link fence between our yards. Harley, one of their dogs (about 60 pounds) found her way under the fence to visit Tucker, as one of the ties to the post is broken. No harm done, really, as she was friendly, but Tucker was a bit overwhelmed. He stayed on his back in the grass, very still, while being “examined”.

    Harley was returned to her own house, but had to be carried out of my yard. Now Tucker knows there is a way to get under the fence. He also found a hole big enough for him to fit, so I have to watch him like a hawk, and I’m keeping him on a long lead until we get the fence repaired.

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  14. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Now this is truly shameful, an email threatening disruption, and rioting during Portland’s Rose parade (family event) has been canceled. Maybe it’s time to declare these thugs a Domestic Terrorist Organization.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. auscitizenmom says:


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  16. joshua says:

    “Gee but it’s Great
    After locking the Gate
    Putting the Thugs in the Clink….la la la la”

    Liked by 2 people

  17. John Denney says:

    Military intelligence is an oxymoron?

    Russian intelligence ship collides with freighter and sinks. How does an intelligence ship not avoid a freighter? Sure it was foggy, but radar has been around a looooong time, and you’d think an intelligence ship would have radar.

    Liked by 1 person

    • auscitizenmom says:

      If I read this right, it appears neither ship was supposed to be there. “When the collision took place, at 11.45 am (0845 GMT), the Bosphorus had already been closed to shipping because of the poor visibility, shipping agency GAC said.”

      The Captain of that ship has some explaining to do. I bet he isn’t looking forward to it. 🙄

      Liked by 1 person

    • joshua says:

      vodka…overrated as a mind capacity stimulator……

      Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      Russian ship…crew was probably drinking the antifreeze. Back during Cold War some Russian fighter aircraft used 100-proof alcohol as brake fluid. We used to watch the Red ‘not operationally ready’ charts and make beer bets on how many were ‘down’ due to the ground crews drinking the ‘brake fluid’.


  18. stella says:

    Insulting Ivanka: Why the media are turning on the first daughter
    by Howard Kurtz

    Why is there suddenly so much media hostility toward Ivanka Trump?

    Her visit to Germany has unleashed a wave of insults and snarkiness that seems wildly out of proportion to what actually happened on the trip.

    The short answer, of course, is that she is a target of animosity that is really aimed at her father.

    But it goes deeper than that. Some pundits seem to blame her for not transforming the president’s policies, despite the fact that he’s the one who got elected. Even more strangely, some blame her for not speaking out against her dad.

    During the campaign, when I happened to chat with her a few times, Ivanka was getting pretty good press. And why not? She is a poised and accomplished entrepreneur who handles herself with grace.

    I get that it’s strange for Ivanka Trump to be a top White House aide, and that some people can’t accept that. She originally just wanted to be an informal adviser. But with critics raising conflict questions about her business, Ivanka decided to relinquish that role and take an office in the White House, working with her husband, Jared Kushner, whose role in the administration keeps expanding. (Neither is drawing a salary.) …

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  19. joshua says:

    It’s because she doesn’t twerk or do doobies like Sacha….

    Liked by 1 person

  20. stella says:

    Czar –

    Orleans Parish prosecutors are using fake subpoenas to pressure witnesses to talk to them

    Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      NOLA DA’s office has never had a rep for being above reproach. Local news is all over this and as DA and mayor are at each others’ throats I’m sure it’ll play out there too.
      One pundit suggested their excuse will be that ‘the recipients should have realized the subpoenas were not court-ordered and recipients were not obligated to come in’, another that ‘if they had any doubts or questions they should have called’, but with the number of overturned convictions and violent cases/arrests refused for prosecution if you even get a birthday card from the NOLS DA’s office it’s best to treat it like an ingraved invite from Torquemada.


  21. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Clarice Feldman
    2 hrs ·

    My husband, a tax lawyer pointed out something neat in Trump’s tax proposal. People will no longer get to deduct state and local taxes from their federal taxes..Hardest hit:NY and California.

    If you think that’s unfair–consider this–the rest of us have been subsidizing California and NY when we allow residents of those states to deduct local payments.

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  22. lovely says:

    Prayers for the safety of our patriots.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. 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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  24. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Wow, just had some hellacious thunderstorms with cloud to cloud ground lighting move thru….just another wonderful spring day, …..I can see the next round moving in, having a cup of BRC enjoying some time with my good friends……….

    Liked by 3 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      That mess’s tail came thru here at about 3 AM and just left a trace of rain. Great day, 87 high, light breeze, low humidity…great for a day of chainsawing trres to thin stands and encourage stronger trees along.


  25. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Thank you Stella for everything you do……..

    Liked by 4 people

  26. amwick says:

    Just a funny thing… we were sitting at the pub with some friends, having burgers and drinks. E turned to me and said “so how’s Tucker doing?”… and all I could picture in that moment was a handsome little white and brown, senior moment, until the wheels creeked a bit and I realized she was asking about Turcker Carlson. Still chuckling… 🙂

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