General Discussion, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Hey the lights are on!!!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    ^^^ Social morays. ^^^

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  3. lovely says:

    Ha ha! I have a small plant that looks like your picture Stella only green. I’ll try to post a picture later.

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  4. amwick says:

    Received this in an email…


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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Awesome meme. It’s true. Libs only know what they’re supposed to call all of these people, for to not do so means the end of their careers, and thereby, their gravy train.

      I don’t recognize the face on the end, next to Algore. Probably because I don’t watch television, ever, but he IS, actually, a “Journalist”. I’m sure. Just as Brian Williams was, just as the plagiarist at the NYT, Jayson Blair was. They are indeed Journalists. They are NOT Reporters. “Journalist” is a term that replaced “reporter”, and is a euphemism for “liar”, “story-teller”, and “propagandist”.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Sundance is a Reporter.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        That’s the single most important thing I learned from Limbaugh, years ago when he was still selling nice neckties.

        Keep using the term Journalist. They own it, they invented it. Just like they own and invented Social Justice Warrior. Use it as a pejorative, always, for those to whom it applies, which is most of them. Use it to ridicule them. Sneer when you say it.

        Use “Reporter” when applicable, like with Sheryl Atkisson or Sundance, as an honorific.

        Eventually, “Journalist” will become such a tainted word, that they will come up with a new one, and will be greatly offended if people call them Journalists. Like they do with every other word that they made distasteful by their distasteful actions. Like “Liberal” became “Progressive”, because “Liberal” got such a bad reputation, “Journalist” will be made so bad that they will call it “the J-word”, and replaced with yet another dishonest term. Rinse and repeat. Commies gonna commie.

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  5. amwick says:

    Good morning all…
    I need to restore my emotional balance after the tumult of yesterday, so I am gardening and baking bread… Walnut bread… in my machine. I don’t have diastatic malt (?) but I do have good King Authur bread flour. ๐Ÿ™‚ I may also require some quality time at the beach..

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  6. lovely says:

    Have a lovely day folks ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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    • amwick says:

      When it comes to birth control, it seems that teenagers are legally allowed to make decisions on their own, without parental consent.. This would upset me if I had a daughter, but it is something that goes on now a days….

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      • Menagerie says:

        Youth Services of Tulsa argued that they legally do not have to tell a parent when contraceptives are implanted inside schoolchildren. Title X allows for youth as young as age 12 to receive “birth controlโ€ โ€” even abortifacient contraceptives โ€” without a parent’s consent.

        First, it’s one thing that it’s legal. Not moral or right IMO, but it is legal. It’s another thing all together for a school to take these girls on what parents thought was an educational field trip to have them implanted with dangerous drugs. The article states that more than 6,000 women filed complaints about the drug within the first six years. It was taken of the market, and has been renamed by another company.

        This, for parents of children in public, and perhaps even private schools, is a war game. Nothing less.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      A few people need to go to prison in this scenario. Grr.

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. 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 and coffee!

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  9. stella says:

    New Obama Bio Is Not Just Exhausting; Itโ€™s Insulting

    โ€œDreams from My Father was not a memoir or an autobiography;โ€ writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Garrow, โ€œit was instead, in multitudinous ways, without any question a work of historical fiction.โ€

    Garrow makes this claim, italics included, in his massive new biography about Obamaโ€™s pre-presidential years, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. For myself and other citizen journalists who have followed Obama, this is hardly a revelation.

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  10. amwick says:

    Yesterday, after dinner, we decided to go sit by the beach, “our beach”, Myrtle Beach State Park. When we got there is was full of emergency response:fire, pd, ambulance, etc.
    We found out what happened this morning, a small plane crashed into the water, just off shore.
    You may or may not know, the beach is near the airport, the pilot was approaching and had a problem. He said that the beach was too full of people to attempt to land there, so he went into the water!!! He was rescued by a helicopter…

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  11. facebkwallflower says:

    Winning! Read this fb post and know we are winning, And it feeeeeels good. (Not winning in that the liberals outnumbered President Trump Supporters)

    “We were at a town hall meeting tonight with Representative John Garamendi. Even in this safe blue district, people came out in force, spilling out into the next room to express their fear, frustration and anger with the Trump administration.
    Garamendi was a class act though. He did a good job stoking people’s anger while providing comfort to lessen their anxiety.
    All that being said, we left the event lamenting the fact that we are stuck with an out-of-touch fundamentalist who has established himself at the far-right extreme of the political spectrum.”

    The group IndivisibleCA04 is working full-speed ahead and I am finding liberal friends on this page that I KNOW were not involved before and now they are becoming involved. Yikes.. Wish lived in CA (not really – only to show up at these events) because I would make a point to be there! If know anyone in CA, pass this on:

    Protest Corruption FBI Field Office
    Wed 4 PM PDT ยท
    12 people interested
    Support Our DREAMers: Postcard Signing and Snack Potluck
    Fri 6 PM PDT ยท General Gomez ARTS and Event Center ยท Auburn, CA Community
    Leading the Way to Carbon Zero
    Sat 9 AM PDT ยท McGeorge School of Law ยท Sacramento, CA Causes

    Wow! If the FBI Field Office Protest is in response to Comey firing, that was fast at organizing!

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    • facebkwallflower says:

      One of the posts at the fb page is “Poor Spicey. How many times a day do you think he says to himself, “I didn’t sign up for this.”
      Let’s keep the pressure on McClintock today for an independent investigation into #TrumpRussia

      How funny if support for Trump’s decision is bigger than the complaints called in?

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  12. LOLOLOL!!!!!!!

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  13. stella says:

    In Clinton Caper, Comey Was the Most Visible Player, Not the Most Consequential
    By Andrew C. McCarthy

    Mrs. Clinton was hoping to put the e-mail scandal behind her by arguing that she had been vindicated by a thorough, highly professional FBI investigation. But she lost, so the investigation that was to be her credential for office became the downfall that denied her. Comey thus became Rationalization 1 for her defeat โ€ฆ at least until Rationalization 1A, Russia, got some media traction. So now, Comey has gone from villainous J. Edgar Hoover to valiant Elliot Ness again โ€“ not out of anything he did, but because Democrats calculate that framing his termination as part of a โ€œcover-upโ€ may resuscitate the Trump-Russia narrative, which has grown stale in the absence of concrete evidence of collusion.

    The Obama Justice Department was never, ever going to indict Hillary Clinton. Even if he had wanted to push against that outcome, Comey had to know doing so would have been futile. But as long as he accepted the inevitable โ€“ as long as he defended the decision with dizzying disquisitions on mens rea and other criminal law esoterica โ€“ he would be given a wide berth.
    (and much more)

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Only two FBI directors have ever been fired: Comey, nominated by POtuS and fired by a Republican and William Sesions, nominated by Bush I and fired by Clinton. History repeats itself except where pols have short and self-serving memories.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Good article, Stella. Long, and well worth the read.

      Liked by 4 people

  14. czarowniczy says:

    Welllll…Peter Popoff is back in businezzz agin’, guess being exposed as a fraud twice didn’t put hom down and out……yet another Miracle Spring Water inspired…miracle. You’d think that if that Miracle Spring Water really worked he’d pour it over that severely disabled hairdo he’s sporting.

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  15. stella says:

    Tucker, today:

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Wow, your grass is green! Mine is 90% brown/yellow with a few puffs of green here and there. At least I can see it now. The snow finally melted about a week ago. And we haven’t been below freezing since May 1st! Global warming! Our historical frost-free date is June 1st.

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      • stella says:

        Grass has already been cut several times (3 weeks ago was the first time, I think), and the weeds are doing great. The lilacs are almost done blooming, the bleeding heart is blooming now. Tulips and daffs are done. The next big show will be the peonies, but not for a couple of weeks, I think.

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        • Sharon says:

          It would seem we are on a similar blooming schedule in terms of flowers.

          Tulips and daffs are done; lilacs pretty well done. Laurel (one tree, one bush size) are just getting off peak. The dahlias are about 4″ out of the ground in several locations (I finally learned, last spring and into fall) that it wouldn’t kill them to prune them back WHILE they’re blooming – otherwise they get 8′ high or something and are just ridiculously huge. Which my rose bushes also do.

          I love living in Oregon for that reason: it’s hard to kill flowers here.

          One huge tree all covered with lavendar flowers, and another covered with white (which are the fade-from-pink).

          Many other things working their way forward or backward.

          I have a hard time keeping up with the yard work but that’s ok in that there are always jobs I can do which is good with re to the very-slow-recovery of strength. My son and grandson were down on Saturday and did a bunch of cutting, large pruning, and climbing on the roof type stuff which was really a boost.

          Azaleas are in full bloom right now, and the calla lilies just getting ready to explode in their glory.

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            My neighbor and his son showed up a couple of days ago and really helped me a lot. Cleaned the shop, pruned some dead limbs for me, hauled about 6 months of trash to the transfer station (dump) and got rid of all my recyclables. Awesome day!

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  16. stella says:

    Why is John McCain free to go to foreign countries and bad mouth our President?

    John McCain on Comey firing: โ€˜There will be more shoes to dropโ€™

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  17. shiloh1973 says:

    Story about eels. I was 19, in the Air Force, and stationed in Biloxi Mississippi. I loved to fish, so I had my Dad send down my fishing gear. I headed out on the boardwater and cast out my line. First up was a flounder! First time I had ever seen one. Holy cow, a dinner plate with both eyes on the same side of it’s body! Next, a very large crab (first time to see one) latched on to my line and would not let go. I gave the flounder and the crab to a nice young couple fishing down the pier from me. I got a really good hit and was jazzed. I pulled up my line and yuppers, there was the moray eel. I hauled him onto the pier and he dropped f my line and started chasing me down the dock. Little old man at the far end was yelling “kick him in the head Honey” I did and threw him back.
    Took a little break and told myself I would give it one more try. I got a good hit and reeled it in. I was thrilled, it looked like a really nice small mouth bass. I could almost taste dinner. I slipped my hand behind the gills and the dang thing puffed itself up and started barking like a frog!!! They are called croakers. I sent my fishing gear back to Michigan and did not wet another line for about 3 years.

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  18. The Tundra PA 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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  19. Wooly Phlox says:

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  20. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more. So gooooooood.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      How about some “Blues Travelers”? Do you remember them? Don’t know if they are still around……

      Liked by 2 people

      • Wooly Phlox says:

        John Popper is the best harmonica player since Stevie Wonder.

        I only knew and loved the album by Blues Traveler called Four. He got in an accident and lost his legs just before that album was recorded. That puts the whole album into context. He was in a wheelchair when they made it. I don’t know if he still is. They were a “jam band” that people, usually self-described hippies, followed religiously, like The Grateful Dead or Phish or DMB. in their VW campers.

        Just like Cee Lo Green lost his mother, right before his band Gnarls Barkley released The Odd Couple, which puts that whole album into context.

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  21. nyetneetot says:

    “…. On 10 May 1775 the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and named George Washington supreme commander of Continental forces, a good thing. Same day that Congress also issued its first paper currency, the Continental, a very bad thing. It went the way of all fiat currencies. By end-1778 the Continental had fallen to one-fifth to one-seventh of face value. By 1780, to 1/40. By May 1781, six years after the first issue, they had ceased to circulate because they were worthless.
    Yet not so worthless that a political scam could not be organized under the table to milk the government and enrich insiders. After the 1789 constitution was ratified, Congress authorized the exchange of Continentals for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. Let’s see, if you scooped ’em up when they were worthless and sold ’em at 1% for treasury bonds, that’s an infinite profit, ain’t it?
    And y’all thought federal government corruption was invented in 1861. No, it’s been with us always.”

    โ€” Franklin Sanders,

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