General Discussion, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Cigarettes…drool.. I quit in 1980 but I can still taste ’em…and every now and then that demon nicotine tries to take me back.

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    Stella! A cigarette ad? OMG! I am triggered! I’m gonna have your FCC license yanked (whatever) or stage a protest or run to my safe space and color. And speaking of color, why does the ad feature a privileged white woman wearing restrictive and ugly clothing? Misogynist! You know minorities smoke more than whites. Racist! And all you want is to fatten the wallets of your Big Tobacco friends. Capitalist! If I had a cigarette lighter, I would hold it aloft, moving my arm left and right slowly, singing “All we are SAAAAAAYing, is give peace a chance.”

    [Did I miss anything?]

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    This sounds like “breakfast on the go”:

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  4. amwick says:

    Those antique cigarette adds are really interesting… file under whodathunkit… scrolling through a bunch, via Pininterest, I found a Cross Cut add featuring a lady playing tennis(?)

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  5. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  6. stella says:

    Betsy McCaughey: The Democrats’ Pre-Existing Condition Scam

    http://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/betsy-mccaughey-the-democrats-pre-existing-condition-scam/

    The House vote on the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill vote is down to the wire, with dozens of Republicans waffling as “undecideds.” What’s the hold-up? Ninety-six percent of people who have to buy their own insurance stand to benefit from this bill, which will likely drive down premiums by double digits.

    The remaining 4% β€” those with pre-existing conditions β€” will be protected by a federal fund to subsidize their insurance costs. They won’t get priced out of the market, because the fund will pay the lion’s share of their premiums.

    But some Republicans are running scared. Although the bill solves two problems β€” lowering premiums and protecting people with pre-existing conditions β€” these fence sitters are worried about something else β€” getting re-elected.

    As a member of the New York delegation put it, the issue is “optics.” They’re cowed by the media’s false reports that the GOP is abandoning people with pre-existing conditions…

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    • lovely says:

      The real problem is there is no difference between these two people. Ryan is the wind beneath the wings of the democrats and the RINOS. They will continue to lie about everything and anything (including healthcare) to derail America and President Trump. Two faced lying Ryan really needs to go.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Now! Not later!

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Glad you brought this up lovely-lovely!
        Someone set up a petition to ask Paul Ryno to step down from Speaker position. Started last night on the whitehouse petition site. Everybody go sign it, and pass it around. It will help give Trump the some leverage in that decision of Speaker.

        https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-people-call-speaker-house-paul-ryan-resign

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        • lovely says:

          Thanks for providing the link for the petition.

          I’m in WI and here is what I know. When WI, Scott Walker, Prop Ten, became ground zero for the liberal/conservative battle both Walker and Ryan made their beds with the big, big money people in politics.

          There is a reason that Scott Walker was the first presidential candidate to drop out of the race and call on the field to unite against Trump, Scott, better than anyone of the 17 minus maybe Jeb knew the players and the stakes.

          Ryan’s wife raised millions of dollars for Hillary. I do not believe for a second that Ryan’s family home is a house divided.

          Ryan is a fraud. I have heard nothing of Reince and Ryan having any falling out. It is my opinion that Reince is more loyal to Ryan than he is to President Trump.

          I do know people in the know in WI but you’ll just have to trust me on that 😎you learn a lot when you hunt on someones land with them. I’m not a hunter but one of best friends is.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Thank yo lovely. I certainly DO understand. There was a time (earlier research on Ryno)
            when I thought that maybe “the change” I thought I was seeing in Ryno was due to Mittens, and the limelight. I then learned, essentially what you just said above, and realized that Eddie Munster, made the wrong choice long ago.

            Just, as an FYI, and some already have heard me see this; but, I had a congressman that I do trust, tell me in a face to face, that when “you” are 1st elected, you come out of a 1 week “training or orientation” (this is how some of these guys instantly pair up, like Cruz and Lee, they were in that freshman class together)

            Anyway, he said that literally when you come out of that room Friday afternoon, you look out the door, and there are 2 lines, if you will.

            One is saying…..come here little boy & have I got some candy for you……..the other, smaller, but getting bigger, is saying. Are you keeping your campaign promises, are you a man of your word, does that Oath you took mean anything to you?

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            • lovely says:

              Ryan has been Ryan his entire career but he was different, at least in tone, before Mittens and the GOP got their hands on him.

              Ryan cried like a little boy when he came back to WI for the big VP announcement.

              The change to being a Stepford RINO and not an undercover RINO came swiftly. When he returned to WI about a month after the VP announcement he was unrecognizable he had been programed, willingly I’m sure in order to be the VP.

              After Mitt Ryan shed any pretense of being a conservative who cared about Americans, the constitution or putting America first.

              My guess is that both he & his wife who comes from a well monied liberal democrat family are happy to be drawing money from both sides of the aisle. Both are working for their Master of Globalism and the Greenbacks behind different curtains.

              Ryan never would have been elected in his district if he ran as a democrat.

              I really wish POTUS would get rid of him.

              Very interesting about the two lines. I’m happy to hear the line of good guys is growing! Thank you.

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        • Signed and tweeted!

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Thanks s&s! It’s just getting started…..but I think if we can spread the word it will take off at some point. (Funny, I would never have signed a petition @ whitehouse when Obie was in office. I guess that’s a form of trust on my part.) Hmm, I support this POTUS, but he is just a man. The really hard work still comes from us.

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      • amwick says:

        Didn’t you make an analogy about pre existing conditions??. It’s like buying auto insurance after the accident… Thought that was really insightful.

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  7. michellc says:

    Good morning all! The dreaded rain is back, apparently it has the local emergency management team a little panicked as they called and left us a message yesterday telling us the lake level was at max capacity and additional rain was going to cause record floods and we should not wait for the rain and take flood precautions now.

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    • This has to be a record year for rain in many parts of the country. Take care and stay safe!

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      • michellc says:

        I’m not overly worried about the flooding as our house is high enough to not flood. I’m just sick of the rain, nosy folks who just have to come look and the idiot newsfolks who can’t seem to stay away.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          michellc! Stop bitchin’ and remember the years we have had with no rain and 100 degrees straight for 100 days!!! I know it’s a pain; but…..we both know Oklahoma girlfriend!!! {sarc}

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          • michellc says:

            Can we remove the annoying Okies? Weather I can deal with, all of the idiots jamming up our one road that is passable just chaps my behind, plus the newsfolks thinking they can set up on the road to show the lake levels.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              Nope not the REAL Okies. (I resemble that remark) These are the people that know you don’t go down that muddy road, it’s like twirling a doornob in butter.

              Let’s ban all the newbies moving in, and the media.

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              • michellc says:

                I don’t have to go anywhere today, so they won’t be annoying me today. The sad thing is some of these coming out to look and block the road are born and raised Okies.
                I was told by one of them yesterday that I was rude and not to friendly. He seemed to think I wanted to chat while he had stopped in the middle of the road to get out and take a closer look. I told him it was a lake and it was up. He told me he was born and raised in this county and had never seen it like this. I asked him where he was 2 years ago, it looked like this twice in one year and then asked him if he could get back into his car and move along I had a meeting I had to get to.
                He’s right I am kind of rude and not too friendly because after about the first 30 people like him blocking my way I lost all my friendly. lol

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        • Totally understandable!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Hi! I don’t know if I should leave a snarky comment or not.

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    • lovely says:

      πŸ™πŸΌPrayers for your safety Michelle. I hope the flood waters hold back. We are not too bad here but my mom’s area is wet, the ground is just saturated. Do you have dry land to go to if there is flooding?

      I’m headed out but I’ll check back later.

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      • michellc says:

        We live high enough that we won’t flood unless the dam breaks then I guess it’s possible, but not likely and if that happens several entire counties will be under water.

        I think they’re just being panicked anyway as I checked the lake levels this morning and they’ve actually dropped a few feet. They obviously talked the corp of engineers into opening the dam overnight.

        I don’t have a lot of confidence in them as 2 years ago they caused one of the dams to crack by holding the water too long and this year a week before all this rain that everyone knew was coming they raised the lake level. I’m not a rocket scientist but I would think it would be smarter when 8 inches of rain is headed your way to lower the lake in advance not raise it.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Mornin’ michellc. The front came through here about 3am. Temp started dropping immediately. Only have had light showers. Looks like a repeat of last week again.

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  8. Wooly Phlox says:

    Susan and Derek are husband and wife, and are an excellent blues band.

    Reminds me of Rodrigo y Gabriella. So much energy. They’re married too.

    Funny that Oh Wonder is also a married couple, and produced an album in their apartment.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    I love this vid….****language alert*** this is about some of the antifa protestors and the off-duty firemen, linebacker-lookin patriots, and their interaction. I swear, the language some of these youth use today in everyday conversation!
    Approx. 2 mins. long.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Takes a lot of patience from the good-guys to not ram that squeaker horn up that chicken-head wearing…….

      Good job patriot-firemen-cop-biker-linebacker-dudes! Well done. I hope they followed them all over town.

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

    It’s been fun gang. Got errands to run.

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Update.
    Just in case anyone was wondering what the Old Guy was ip doing at 2 AM, I was in thevER with Czarina.
    I had to go into New Orleans yesterday, I had a med test scheduled for 0900 today and had to stay overnight as the test was early in tha AM. I get settled into the motel and, st about 7 PM, I grt a phone call from Czarina. She was outside working when the 60 pound puppy, running at full tilt, ran into her left knee from behind and down she went. She couldn’t walk so she dragged herseif uphill some 500 feet by scooting on her butt. She dragged herself into a chair and called me (not bad for a woman in her late 60s, eh?).
    No,option but to cancel the appointment, check out of the motel and come home…made it roughly 75 miles in about 50 minutes.
    We put Czarina in the car…no small feat with her painful, swollen knee but between the two of us we did it. Got her to the ER (14 miles south) about 9 PMish and began the waiting process. About 2:30 the doc says she has a tibial plateau fracture and eill most likely need surgery. She got some pain pills, a knee stabilizer and about 3ish we went home. By thevtome we got back into bed it was 4 AM.
    Today it’s back to the orthopods at the real hospital, folks she works with, where they’re evaluating her. 45 mile drive and she took it like a trooper. She did have the stabilizer on and padding on the floor to support her leg but it still wasn’t a picnic. I’m working on about 4 hours sleep so keep the coffee coming…oh yeah, big rainstorm moving in so 45 mile ride back should be fun.

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  12. facebkwallflower says:

    It is going to take a couple of generations to clean up the mess Obama and predecessors have left us, for sure. Here is one example. (Note: Unfortunately the school is the only one for locals to get Nurse Practitioner I guess so had to sit through this crap as guest of someone graduating.)

    Announcement of Speaker at Goshen College (Mennonite):
    β€œLuis Ricardo Fraga, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will be the primary speaker at Goshen College’s 119th commencement ceremony on April 30.
    Fraga also is professor of political science and a fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives. His primary academic interests are in American politics, where he specializes in the politics of race and ethnicity, Latino politics, immigration policy, education politics and related areas. He is immediate past president of the Board of Directors of OneAmerica, an immigrant rights and advocacy organization.
    Fraga graduated with a degree in government from Harvard University and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from Rice University. He has authored or co-authored six books.
    In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Fraga to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The same year, Hispanic Business named him one of the top β€œ100 Influentials” in the United States. In 2013, Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn appointed him to the Immigrant Voting Rights Task Force, where he served as co-chair.’

    *************** The VERY political Doctor said this in his extremely long-winded commencement speech which was loaded with all sorts of crap, revisionist history, and all about him instead of the graduates. The guy went on and on and on. Just one snippet from the speech (transcript https://www.goshen.edu/news/2017/04/30/commencement-speech/ ):
    β€œMy grandparents came here legally. But it is a little more complicated than that: it was impossible for them to migrate to the U.S.Β illegally. The category of β€œillegal immigrant” did not exist in American law then. Illegal entry was not a civil offense in American law until 1927-29. This is a fact that we often, conveniently, forget today. β€œ
    ***************
    So, I know States had laws on immigration. What was the punishment for not following? Was it deportation? Was the β€œcivil offense” law he speaks of (revised history?) merely federalizing? Did the categorizing as civil offense limit deportation? Did being civil offense make for deportation instead of States being allowed to punish severely before deportation?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      There are Latino Mennonites? The heck?

      Next you’ll tell me there are Arab Plymouth Brethren. Man, oh man.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Well, depending on the time frame that idiot was talking about……1) there was no “illegal” because people still had morals and character 2) you came in through Ellis Island, and went through quarantine for a period of time, and were documented out the azz, and we knew where you were first going when you got out of 6 wk quarantine, because you also had to have a point of contact registered, which was usually a relative who’d made the journey before and at least had a roof.

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  13. Possible tornadoes/strong wind again.

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  14. jeans2nd says:

    Should one need some lighter fare today, try this short read courtesy of Medium.
    This guy is a cynic par excellent. He writes of improving POTUS’ image by pairing POTUS with the Bad Guys of world leaders; says is Steven Miller’s idea.

    FTA – (Miller) “β€œGrowing up, I came to realize that all people find me amazingly unlikable, creepy and repugnant…So now the plan is to line up Donald with people who are even more terrifying or repulsive than he is”…Miller became suddenly and disturbingly β€œflirty”, and started undressing”
    https://extranewsfeed.com/donald-trumps-invitation-to-filipino-president-rodrigo-duterte-968f2f6f50ce

    (ya, that undressing part can be a bit unnerving when one first has it done to them…)
    Our millenials are gonna have fun. Either that or end up killing each other.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    OK, day’s over, Popeye’s been eaten’ and the pain pills are taken. At this point doc doesn’t want to operate, he wants her to stay off of it for eight weeks or so to see if/how well it will heal. He can always operate but he feels it’s best to save that if/until needed.
    We go back to his other office on Monday for another x-ray and another guesstimate.

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    • amwick says:

      Good news,,, hopefully.
      BTW There was an article(yesterday) next door about firing the LA head of the VA… Thought about you immediately. I hope things improve now.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, head of Shreveport VA was relieved forbbeing a bad boy. Not fired, just moved to another location where, as long as anyone’s watching, he won’t have supervisory duties. At least he didn’t kill anyone…that we know of.

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    • Prayers that surgery won’t be required. πŸ™πŸ»

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Can she crutch, Z? I had hell with that – DH rented me a skinny wheelchair (that could go through doors in our old house) but hand powered to build up my arm strength until I was comfortable enough to crutch.
      I got 2 days of pain pills. Period. Finito. Broken kneecap, not diagnosed for 2 months until they did an MRI – swollen for about 6 months. Odessa – land of the dope addicts, apparently – they figured everyone coming into the ER just wanted dope.
      Which I think them naked peeps did, but I hurt my knee…….

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, we got crutches and a walker I bought. We have 3/4-inch ply ramps she can use to navigate the single step up to porch and up to the house. She’s getting used to balancing and moving on one foot but the swelling and tissue damage gives her grest pain whenever the knee moves around.
        When she designed the house she had wheelchsir accessable doors put in inside and out, judt a few bucks more but she figured that we’d be falling apart eventually and the wider doors might help. I’m looking at getting a cheapie chair but it’s sorta limited to in the house as it’s a bit tough to roll thru the grass and gravel (tactical tracked wheelchair?) and Not really room for it and my mom’s stuff in the car. Looks like we’ll have to wait until she can navigate the truck before we get to roll thru Wally World.

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    • lovely says:

      I wish I could think of something useful to say, but I cannot so I will just keep you and the Mrs. in my prayers.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Mrs. N just came back from a look see yesterday because she was stubborn and injured her ankle. Some cartilage decided it did not like the 15 mile walks it was being put through on a regular basis. She was told to stop in and it will take eight weeks to heal.
      I tried blocking the door, but she is taking a short walk around the block.

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  16. Wooly Phlox says:

    https://extranewsfeed.com/donald-trumps-invitation-to-filipino-president-rodrigo-duterte-968f2f6f50ce

    Commentary doesn’t get much funnier than this, folks.

    I’m not even going to offer a cut-paste quote. It wouldn’t do the whole essay justice.

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  17. 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 pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    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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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    Here’s the church I grew up in. And every one I found since, when I bothered to look for one again.

    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/05/mailvox-church-converged.html#comment-form

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I agree wholeheartedly with the first comment. Tear it all down, salt the earth where it once stood, set up a cross and some folding chairs, and worship Christ.

      Instead of bowing to Zondervan Corporation and it’s various “bibles”.

      Why can’t we just worship Christ and the Bible?

      Why does it all have to be a grand event, backed by corporate garbage, and always and forever infested and infiltrated by SJWs who believe that the Bible is wrong?

      I want hymns, not ASCAP pablum.

      So do most Christians. And that’s why most churches are empty every Sunday.

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      • Menagerie says:

        That sounds nothing like my church. I first visited it when I was 18 years old. My boyfriend took me into a Catholic Church for the first time ever, on a Sunday morning after we had spent all night at a Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon, something our high school group always did.

        Later that year I was married in that church. A year later I was baptized. Then later confirmed. It’s been there, standing strong and proclaiming truth since before the Civil War, and for me personally, 41 years since I walked into that sanctuary.

        Oh, and it is a grand event, and has to be. It’s called the Eucharist, and may God spare us from ever not making it the center point of our liturgy and our lives.

        Our parish has been spared the heresy of Modernism.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          And that, Menagerie, Is why I love you, and is why I wait patiently.

          Your parish is rare.

          Liked by 5 people

        • Wooly Phlox says:

          …and quit blushing, I don’t mean for you.

          Just someone like you.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Menagerie says:

          Well, I need to back up and strictly tell the truth. That damned General Grant stole our stones for fortifications for the Battle of Chattanooga and the church was not completed until after the war, but the parish was there before it. General Rosecrans, a Catholic, had been friendly to the people of the parish but Grant came along and that all changed.

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  19. amwick says:

    Black students have taken over a university building in Santa Cruz. Should be interesting. Tucker is doing an interview.

    Liked by 3 people

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