General Discussion, Saturday, May 20, 2017

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  1. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Vehicular theme association:

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  3. lovely says:

    Sorry boys, you’re a week late for the Kentucky Derby.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    For those who’d like a visual representation of the potential diversions from productive life on NOLA: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/festivals.html

    This does not include the various sporting events, smaller beighborhood fetes or conventions that have open houses.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    What the heck, rediscovering the joys of Schweppes ginger ale and introducing GGS to it. Nothing quite like it ice cold on a hot day. Sorta like Coors Light…but with taste.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ours are not feeding yet, don’t know why. There were years when we’d have six feeders out and dozens feeding at any time, then we have dry years. What’s amzing is when one bangs into your glass and you go out to pick it up so the critters don’t get it. They’re weightless, their hearts beat like tiny triphammers and it looks like they can’t possibly fly.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Ahhhhh…you reminded me to raid my secret stash of candied ginger, ginger’s one of my top favs. Best I can do is a four-pack of Stoli ginger geer mixer thst I mix top-line vodka with. Mississippi’s onebof those states where if you can’t get it locally you can’t order it. The Stoli works great if you use a 7-time-distilled vodka so the bar-brand Windex aftertaste doesn’t come in to play.
    I have ginger in all its forms from live roots to strange things I bought in the Shinee big box store. Czarina believes that ginger is best eaten by someone else. Far away. Way far away. And not talked about. More for me.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      This isn’t bad (although I like their Crisp Apple Cider better):

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Been interested in trying that but haven’t seen it here yet. Area’s still in a ‘dry’ state of mind, the Applebee’s, our post-dry booze go-to outlet, has stock beer signs for beers they don’t carry. Area’s still heavily ‘Lite beer’ heavy.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Can’t say I like ginger beer, or any beer for that matter, but I do love ginger. I always put a heaping helping in my smoothies. And it sure does help along a marinade, especially for salmon, to toss in pieces of candied ginger, or fresh grated. Mmm. Sounds like that might be on the menu this week.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Ginger beer is just stronger ginger ale, Menagerie. Doesn’t taste like beer–no alcohol. (Which, to some, would make it a waste of time, I guess…present company excepted.)

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        Just hope it’s not Atlantic or farm-raised salmon. I don’t trust salmon on your end of the country. I’d send you fresh wild Alaskan salmon if’n I could!

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        • stella says:

          I get both Alaskan wild-caught Coho and Sockeye salmon (frozen) from my local grocery delivery company.

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          • The Tundra PA says:

            Outstanding! Fresh sockeye is my absolute fav. Even over king (chinook). Here in Alaska we call sockeye “reds” and coho “silvers”. Both are very good. Kings are best for drying and smoking, as they have the highest oil content. But they are a lot more work to fillet, being so much bigger. Chum (“dog”) and humpy (“pink”) are the salmon you only eat when there is nothing else; otherwise they are dog food.

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            • stella says:

              I think Trader Joe also carries frozen wild-caught Sockeye, but I haven’t been in there in a while. They stay away from farm-raised salmon. Costco carries the individual filets, but only in the frozen food section. Their fresh salmon is all farm-raised.

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              • The Tundra PA says:

                I wish there were a Trader Joe’s in Alaska. Every year for Christmas, DH’s son and DIL down in Houston send us a box of goodies from Trader Joe’s. So much yummy fun!

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        • Menagerie says:

          My husband caught it in British Columbia. We don’t buy fish here.

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    Nite all, nurse says it’s time for me to take my pills and go to bed.

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  8. patternpuzzler says:

    Time for our madcap History hour! Today we have the normal important stuff, a little trivia and a couple head scratchers. New tonight is a bonus video, which I’m sure Wooly will appreciate ๐Ÿ˜‰
    History, May 20th:

    1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet
    1609 Shakespeare’s Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly
    1830 First railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
    1830 D Hyde patents fountain pen

    1845 HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in England, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage. All hands are lost. [Erebus is “personification of darkness” and we all know what Terror is. How could this NOT have gone wrong??]

    1861 US marshals appropriate previous year’s telegraph dispatches, to reveal pro-secessionist evidence

    1868 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant
    1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent the first blue jeans with copper rivets
    1875 International Bureau of Weights & Measures forms by treaty

    1891 History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope to members of the National Federation of Women’s Club

    1892 George Sampson patents clothes dryer
    1899 First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car – 12mph down Lexington Street

    1916 Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
    1916 Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
    1918 First electrically propelled warship – USS New Mexico
    1926 Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
    1926 Railway Labor Act became law in USA
    1930 First airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
    1932 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland first woman fly solo across Atlantic
    1939 “3 Little Fishies” by Kay Kyser swam to #1*
    1939 First regular transatlantic airmail (Pan Am: NY to Marsseille France)
    1942 US Navy first permitted black recruits to serve
    1944 US Communist Party dissolves
    1954 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China
    1956 Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll
    1959 Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car “Falcon”
    1959 Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
    1959 Yanks sink to last place, first time since May 25, 1940
    1961 White mob attacks “Freedom Riders” in Montgomery, Alabama
    1967 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam

    1969 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam. Please see: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/vietnam-war/battle-hamburger-hill-battle-changed-vietnam-war-forever.html

    1970 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
    1970 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens
    1971 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia

    1980 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated is the unwitting host of a 16-acre landfill I including waste from a chemical co. which the site of an extensive Superfund cleanup operation after creating a health crisis for residents.

    1985 Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for first time
    1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
    1993 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
    2013 Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion
    2015 Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest man-made tools from Kenyaโ€™s Turkana basin – 3.3 million years, the first found to pre-date the Homo genus.

    2015 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US $ 5.7bn for manipulating currency markets – some of the largest ever fines

    *1938 Bonus Round:

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    • 1310 shoes were made for right and left feet? Which foot where they made for before??

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    • Very interesting music!!! Nice addition to the history tour! Morning puzzler!

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Sixty years ago…

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Photo of a Twin Pines Milkman…

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      • stella says:

        We had Twin Pines delivery when I was a kid.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I barely remember hearing the milkman put the crates on the porch in the very early morning. We also got Charles Chips, and seems like there might have been a bread truck that came by, but I am not sure about that one.

          And oh, the days of the ice cream trucks. Every kid in the neighborhood had a dime or a quarter in our pockets and came running out from all the trees and yards where we were playing as the music from the speakers sounded from the truck rounding the corner.

          My husband grew up in a very small rural town and of course many families had more children back then. Clothes had to be ironed, dishes were hand washed, they grew gardens and really cooked all the meals. Mothers had a lot less time, even though most of them didn’t work outside the home. Anyhow, my husband said there was this enterprising man who took an old panel van and outfitted it with shelves and a cooler, and he came around the neighborhoods so that the ladies did their grocery shopping right there at the edge of their yard. He said it was a big hit with the women. I think he may have offered some things he had to go to Chattanooga to get, not sure about the stores over there. Anyhow, they were happy to pay for the great convenience and he made a modest living.

          I know you have said you have some things delivered. You bet I would if I lived in a city where I had that option. I loathe going to the store. I loathe shopping for anything, groceries, clothes, school supplies, you name it. I used to like to go to the book store, but then came the Kindle, mankind’s single best ever invention. So, now I could be a hermit except for eating out, church, a few other things.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        At first I misread that as Twin Peaks Milkman and got very confused, lol! Our local delivered milk company was Sanitary Dairy. (!?!?) I actually remember putting the bottles out for the milkman. Damn, I’m old!

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        The milkman always ring twice, or was it the postman.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      One of the best books, and authors, I’ve ever read:

      Best read in wintertime.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Just six years after this novel was published, we finally found the wreck.

        Simmons researched this doomed voyage quite thoroughly. The book is a masterpiece of historical fiction, and I’m betting it had something to do with the fact that the wrecks were finally found. As I was reading the book the second time through (the only book I’ve read twice in a row), I kept Google Earth open.

        On 8 September 2014 it was announced that the wreckage of one of Franklin’s ships was found on 7 September using a remotely operated underwater vehicle recently acquired by Parks Canada. However, on 1 October 2014 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the remains were that of Erebus. The final resting place of Terror has still to be found. The remains of the ships are designated a National Historic Site of Canada with the exact location withheld in order to preserve the wreck and prevent looting.

        https://infogalactic.com/info/HMS_Terror_(1813)

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          As soon as I finished it, I started reading it again.

          I can’t say that for many books. All his novels are good. One of the best speculative fiction writers I’ve ever encountered.

          Best known for his Hyperion series, which is mind-blowing SF/F, surpassing Isaac Azimov in scale and scope. This novel was a departure for him, in that it involved a great amount of serious research. I read the Hyperion series three times. So far.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            OK, will look for the Hyperion series too. I got jaded on science fiction because I read and re-read Heinlen for so long it kind of spoiled me.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        Oh that one looks great, Wooly!! I’ll have to see if my local library carries it. I can see why you said wintertime…

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Puzz, I don’t know what to think about the song, except that I love the fact that we’re actually watching, in that video, the actual 78RPM record play, watching the needle move, via the internet, wirelessly, on our computers or phones, and that fact itself is astounding and amazing.

        If that’s why you thought I’d love it, you were right. Juxtaposing the tech with which we’re watching that old and amazing technology with this technology is a mind-blower. I don’t know if I phrased that correctly, but you know what I mean.

        The song itself? SMH. I don’t know what to think other than “what the…?”

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        • patternpuzzler says:

          You’re a deep thinker, Wooly! I was just throwing it out there as a new/old music video. It juxtaposes the great music videos you put up – which I am enjoying immensely. Also much enjoy your sharing your knowledge pertaining to them!

          My mom used to sing “Three Little Fishies” to all of us kids when we were babies. I was born in 1949.

          It’s always struck me as fun little ditty, and not anything normal for the #1 on the record charts. But it’s from the same era as the movie version of Wizard of Oz (1939) and the Buck Rogers Ray Gun (1934), sooooooo……

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      A stroll down Commodore Lane…

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        Man, those were the days. I STILL miss the original Marble Madness. Used to be able to emulate it on Win 98, but that went the way of … windows 98.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I must say, Mrs.Trump does represent the USA very well!!!!!!!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I’ve been wondering if she is going to end up wearing a scarf.

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        • stella says:

          From FB:

          Melania is dressed in a black flowing pantsuit with long sleeves, head not covered [thank goodness] and CNN was obsessing over “did King Saloman shake her hand or didn’t he”…….. they were shocked the King in person showed up to greet the President, said this is a sign of how highly they think of this President — they could not STAND Obama and only lukewarm for #43, though they LOVED #41.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            They all shook her hand. Did you see the guy put a cloth under Pres. Trump’s hand when they went up the escalator and then someone took it away when he got to the top?

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          • The king shook Melania’s hand and that’s not at all the norm. I love seeing our First Family so respected.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I can see why they loved 41, but they must be some of the few. I really, really did not like him. It seemed to me that he could not have campaigned worse against Clinton. I remember during Desert Storm reporters were saying the Republicans would be almost unbeatable. Then he blew it all. Yes, I know the economy got worse, and the great morale booster that DS was wore off fast when the bills came due, but I don’t think any politician made me as mad as he did until the Obama years and all the crap by pols on both sides then. We were really struggling to make it, and the man totally alienated even us, his base. Of course we voted for him, but I think that might have been my first holding my nose vote. Can’t remember.

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      • A vast improvement over the former, Col!!! Melania exudes class and refinement.

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  10. lovely says:

    Whatever became of crying’ clown Chuck Schumerโ€™s protege?

    The Humiliating Downfall of Anthony Weiner

    When Schumer decided to run for the Senate in 1998, Weiner opted to run for Charles Schumerโ€™s congressional seat. Politicoย reportedย that Weiner heavily leaned onย Schumer throughout his campaign.

    โ€œMy greatest advantage is that I worked for Schumer for six years,โ€ Weiner said. โ€œI thinkย that my longstanding and very close relationship with the congressman will inure to my advantage.โ€

    http://observer.com/2017/05/anthony-weiner-sexual-misconduct-guilty-downfall-chuck-schumer/

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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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    OMG Pres. Trump’s reception in Riyadh was amazing. I could hardly breath while I watched it; So much respect for our President. Because of who he is.

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  14. stella says:

    Okay, I think I am becoming my mother. I just had roasted red cabbage with vinegar for lunch.

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  15. stella says:

    This is a couple of months old, but worth a read:

    The Civil War is Here
    The left doesnโ€™t want to secede. It wants to rule.

    It was for Obama defying the orders of Federal judges, no matter how well grounded in existing law, and it is for Federal judges overriding any order by Trump on any grounds whatsoever. It was for Obama penalizing whistleblowers, but now undermining the government from within has become โ€œpatrioticโ€.

    There is no form of legal authority that the left accepts as a permanent institution. It only utilizes forms of authority selectively when it controls them. But when government officials refuse the orders of the duly elected government because their allegiance is to an ideology whose agenda is in conflict with the President and Congress, thatโ€™s not activism, protest, politics or civil disobedience; itโ€™s treason.

    After losing Congress, the left consolidated its authority in the White House. After losing the White House, the left shifted its center of authority to Federal judges and unelected government officials. Each defeat led the radicalized Democrats to relocate from more democratic to less democratic institutions.

    This isnโ€™t just hypocrisy. Thatโ€™s a common political sin. Hypocrites maneuver within the system. The left has no allegiance to the system. It accepts no laws other than those dictated by its ideology.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266197/civil-war-here-daniel-greenfield#.WRkWBQoWf3c.facebook

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  16. Wooly Phlox says:

    As I go in to work in a few minutes, I could use your prayers, and until about 11:00.

    My forte is dish and prep and line-servicing and FOH-servicing. All at once, no problem. I’m at home at support, and on the non-line side of the kitchen. Yesterday they put the new guy on dish, whom I trained to do it my way, and he does it well, and they pulled me onto the line, reading tickets that just won’t stop printing, and making salads. Salads. Sounds simple, no? Five tickets hanging, within 15 minutes my area is a complete mess, and I’m absolutely lost, and I froze up. It’s not my forte. They just took the guy they cleans the whole battleship and services everyone on it, and does it well, and dropped him into nav and fire control, with no clue, and a new kid next to him breaking his concentration, which he really needs, with every non-job-related aspergers utterance from his mouth. A kid who won’t look for 30 seconds when you speak, “Hey, kid, watch what I’m doing here so I can teach you something” because his mind is elsewhere and you have to say “Look. HEY! LOOK!” I’m so sick of this generation of kids.

    I wanted to run and never come back.

    I talked with three different chefs from three different places this morning, seeking their advice. They all know what I do, and how well. They all listened and gave me good advice. I talked with the bossman, the owner, about 20 minutes ago, and he listened, and agreed that I need to be in the position where I excel, and not thrown into something about which I have no clue.

    I don’t want to wake up scared to go into work, and dreading it because I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t belong on the line. That’s beyond my ken right now.

    I appreciate your prayers, and advice, Stellars.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      All I can suggest is whst I’ve always done: ‘left foot…right foot…repeat’. When the alternative is less painful than the situation, jump, but unless you have a comfirtable plsce to land…
      Illegitimi non carborundum.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Speaking from long experience here, I’ve had @@@@ jobs you don’t even want to hear about, jobs that even years later work their way into dreams. One of my coping mechanisms is to say that the job will be over in ‘x’ hours and I’ll be looking back at it in perspective. Also practice going into your own mind and tuning the bastards out…imagine them scurrying around in their miserable, dark and dank lives.
        Thing is, we’re where we’re at largely due to our own choices and until circumstances give us a viable choice we’re still better off uncomfortable than dead. How muvh of thst irritating behavior by your fellow staff is just is just their peeved reaction to you all who maintain higher standards?

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Thank you for your advice, too, czar. Heard.

          Tonight went very well. I did make a point to speak with sperg-boy today and told Chef-interim to stand and hear me out. Told the kid the truth. When you’re speaking, when someone is trying to concentrate, please let it be in furtherance of that goal, for the business because that’s why we’re here. He both listened and heard. I worked the center (as I call it), doing prep, line service, helping on dish, directing the kids — one on dish, the other at the salad/soup printer, and making sure nobody needs nadda.

          I’m positive your prayers and my faithful request for them helped immensely; the whole crew was happy at the end of the day, including the FOH staff. Why? Because everyone was at the top of their game. I have no game on a ticket printer and a salad station. None at all. Spergy does. I think he treats it like a video game. One that he just learned how to play three days ago. Keeping backups of his mise en place, or calling out for them (where I jump), keeping his area organized well and clean, always gloving up and never messing up an order. Three days in. Dish guy learned from a pro, and five days in, never worked a kitchen in his life, also kicks @@@.

          God is good. An hour ago as I was walking home, I saw the chef I talked to this morning, and thanked him for his advice, too. His was effective, too.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Prayer sent up. I do believe you can do this. You just need a little practice before being thrown on the line. I don’t take to new things well, but after I learn them, I can do a good job. I believe you can too. I am glad you talked to the boss.

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      I got a job as a part time worker at a small restaurant. I was hired to just make sandwiches. I walked in one morning and the owner said, “guess what? You are the new cook!” I had never touched a grill in my life! We only served Breakfast and Lunch. The grill had been built for a cook who was over 6 feet tall. I am 5’6. The job meant that I also did all the prep, homemade soups, and salad bar. My brain exploded! I could not even sleep at night. My brain finally kicked in and said “you can do this!” I did the job for four years and the business boomed. Do not under estimate your talent and experience. Take a deep breath, trust God and yourself. Too many restaurants put emphasis on how the plate looks. Who cares? Make it the best tasting meal they have ever had! You win.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

        Hey, we hired a Little Person (good friend of mine, too) a few years ago at my old joint.

        I was told by the manager, also a good friend “Yeah, there’s a new dishwasher coming in for you to train today! I hope he can absorb it, and do it, like almost nobody else could.”

        We’re standing there, behind a prep table, and this little brown arm comes up and introduces himself, firm handshake to me and the manager, says “I’m here for the dishwashing position.” I said “Good to see you again bro!” as we used to hang out at a park I worked at, a decade prior.

        I went out into the parking lot and screamed to Heaven. Why, God? WHY?!!!

        He rocked. We got him a couple of footstools so he could load and unload the machine, and he worked a whole busy summer there. There exists a picture of him inside (mostly) the unloading end of the dish machine, with mad plumber’s crack.

        God works.

        The manager told me later that day…

        “I hired him over the phone. I didn’t have a clue.”

        People ask him where he worked before, he says “At a Chocolate Factory!”

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    • Wooly, I know exactly where you’re coming from. Praying for you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  17. shiloh1973 says:

    OMG! The President just got his groove on dancing with the Saudi’s holding a sword!!!!! The welcome he is getting is beyond anything I have ever seen from Saudi Arabia!

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      He actually walked past his Saudi security guards, much to their dismay, and stood between to Saudi’s doing a traditional Bedouin dance. One of the other dancers handed him a sword. The two he was standing between had smiles from ear to ear. The others held up cell phones to video the event. I have to admit tears were streaming down my face. I have not been truly proud of a President since Reagan. Bush 41 scared the crap out of me with his NWO speech, Clinton, was well Clinton. Bush 43 was milktoast, and Obama the destroyer scared the living you know what out of me. We finally have a man of the people leading us. My prayer is that the evil scum trying to destroy this great man will rot in Hell for all eternity.

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Suggesting that the City Council remove the Joan of Arc statue as it’s blatantly Catholic on a multi-religious city…or put on nearby depicting Imam beating a rebellious woman with an approptiately sized stick.

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      The evil that is permeating our country right now has to be stopped. I pray we can do it with words, but I think we will not succeed with mere words. I have lived a good life. I will gladly spend my remaining years fighting for our once great Nation.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Roger thst, every now and then the tree of liberty must be watered…

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        shiloh, I fully believe we are beyond changing this evil mood/climate/attitude in our country with mere words. For well over a year now, I have believed the only way back to who we once were will be through a black swan event that somehow wipes out the parasite/BLM/Occupier/entitlement/snowflake/communist segment of our population. And that won’t be pretty under any stretch of the imagination. I also fully believe it is in the Lord’s hands. I pray daily for the continued health, safety and strength of our great President and his family.

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    Breaking News: I just saw Jehmu Greene on FOX NEWS. She has a new wig. It needs to be cut and tamed, but, she actually looks better. Didn’t help her shi!!y attitude, though.

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  20. stella says:

    A little dated, but I hadn’t read it before.

    Revealed: Eleventh-hour Subpoenas in the Clinton E-mails Investigation
    by Andrew C. McCarthy April 29, 2017

    On the matter of the 2016 election, why is there an investigation into Russian meddling but no investigation of Justice Department meddling? The latter effort was more extensive. And it sure looks like it would be a lot easier to prove. This week, courtesy of Judicial Watch, we learned that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI did, in fact, use the grand jury in the Clinton e-mails probe. Or, to be more accurate, they fleetingly used grand-jury subpoenas, which were issued to BlackBerry service providers at the tail end of the investigation โ€” a futile attempt to recover e-mails sent to and from thenโ€“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton right before she transitioned from BlackBerry to her homebrew server. Thatโ€™s a story unto itself, which weโ€™ll get to in due course.

    Yet, Mrs. Clinton was publicly claiming that the probe was โ€œnot a criminal investigation,โ€ but rather โ€œa security review.โ€ This was a lie, but it was studiously adopted by the Obama Justice Department, then led by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who just happened to have been launched into national prominence in the 1990s when President Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York โ€” and who was plainly hoping to keep her job in a Hillary Clinton administration. Consequently, Lynch and other top Justice Department officials instructed FBI director James Comey to avoid referring to the probe as an โ€œinvestigation.โ€ In upcoming congressional testimony, he was to call it a โ€œmatter.โ€ Amused, one official even teased the director: โ€œI guess youโ€™re the Federal Bureau of Matters now.โ€ Hilarious, right?

    There’s lots more, and it stinks.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447209/hillary-clinton-e-mail-investigation-grand-jury-subpoenas

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  21. 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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  22. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Speaking of payers,

    let us not forget our

    military on this Armed

    Forces Day 2017.

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  23. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    “From a 6th generation New Orleans citizen…
    Did you know… Robert E Lee was married to George Washington’s grand-daughter. He worked with Ulysses Grant during the Mexican American War and became a decorated War hero defending our country.

    General Lee spent several months at Jackson Barracks to prevent the war from spreading to the City. He protected us and worked hard to keep our city safe. When Robert E Lee passed away in 1870, a former slave of his family did his eulogy. He said “I’ve never met a more noble man as Robert E. Lee, who released all his slaves more than eight years before the War of the States.”

    Shortly after his death in 1870, New Orleans concerned citizens formed the Robert E. Lee Monumental Foundation to honor his all earlier accomplishments. The Robert E. Lee Monumental Foundation leader, Charles E. Fenner, appointed PGT Beauregard as its First Vice President.
    It took more than 14 years for the Robt E. Lee Monumental Foundation to raise $39,000 of the $40,000 needed to erect the monument.

    In January 1884, during a time of Yellow Fever outbreaks, reconstruction, starvation and depression, the 17 foot statue of Robert E Lee was completed and sent from New York to New Orleans by Alexander Doyle, same sculptor of the PGT Beauregard statue.

    It was unveiled on February 22, 1884 and became one of the new headline tourist attractions of the 1884-1885 Cotton Centennial Worlds Fair in pre-Audubon Park.

    During his life, Robert E. Lee believed slavery was the great evil of the country and his wife broke the law by teaching slaves to read and write. After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee worked with President Andrew Johnson’s program of reconstruction. The Northern States and Barracks at West Point honored him in 1962. Make no mistake, Robert E. Lee was a decorated Hero.

    Goodnight Robert E. Lee thanks for looking over our city for 133 Years.”

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I believe the first bill introduced too the newly form US Congress was the abolishment of slavery, by Benjamin Franklin. Hey can I get a fact check please???????

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