General Discussion, Saturday, May 27, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Let me hear in the morning of Thy steadfast love, for in Thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to Thee I lift up my soul.”

    –Psalm 143:8–

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  2. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Thank you Stella!!!!!!! Just heading forward, listening to “Favorite Son”, or John “don’t call cougar” Melloncamp, or Long Cool women in a black dress……..
    Miss though days……….

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    • Menagerie says:

      Long Cool Woman has got to be one of the best ever rock songs. Ever.

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      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        This was the best song for roller skating at “The Starlight” Roller Rink when I was in high school! Hearing this makes me want to strap ’em on and probably break my neck!

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      • joshua says:



      • Wooly Phlox says:

        I am vindicated!

        I was always told by my Chef and others who are pushing 60, that this song was Credence Clearwater Revival. I never looked it up, because I always forget 90% of what I meant to look up after work. “That’s not Fogerty’s voice, man! Unless Credence had a different lead singer back in the day, this ain’t Credence!”, followed by “Shush, young’un!”

        The Hollies!

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        • stella says:

          Hollies were first!


          • Wooly Phlox says:

            Far as I can tell, Credence never even covered it. Just been lied to all my life about it. Like the Barenstain Bears all over again. It was never “‘stein” .:D

            There was a study done about this, about collective false consciousness or something.

            Must have been Ace.

            The Mandela Effect!


        • stella says:


          “Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)”) is a song written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, and Roger Greenaway and performed by the British rock group The Hollies. Originally appearing on the album Distant Light, it was released as a single in April 1972 (on Parlophone in the United Kingdom), selling 1.5 million copies in the United States and two million worldwide. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 24 song for 1972.


          I waved goodbye to 60 a long time ago.

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Morning Everyone!!!!! No clouds, cool tonight, thought I sit with the scope for a while………

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      The Col. is on duty!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      There’s your apache, Col.
      Had an LTC in my unit in the late 80s. He’d been an enlisted leg, went to Nam, got shot up and, after recuperation, volunteered for Cobra school. He went to Vietnam as a Cobra pilot…got hit. The man had more scars on him than almost anyone I’d ever met ( Roy Benavidez was #1) but went back a third time. Some people…

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        I was volunteer by a three star…… flight school……love watching those “Snake” work out, especially at night. Had a CW4 IP, relay a story about the NVA up north in ’70-71 (can’t remember the year) flight of 3 was working night ops, along a major infiltration route, gunship lit some flares when they rolled in, an NVA regiment was on the trail march formation 10 wide a thousand deep…… you get the picture, called for support……

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We had one in the Ohu Cat mountains come in, guns blazing, in support of a ROK platoon that had fixed a combined VV/NVA battalion. He came in at low-level and cut bsck on the tail rotor and did a couple of 360s while firing. Don’t know how effective it was but it sure looked good.
          Real aerial stars of the night were the AC-47s hosing down the pinned bad guys, looked like someone had bush hogged the entire site, nothing was left standing/undamaged.

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Seth Rich still in the loop…

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Looks like the predictions were right, Mayor Abu-Mussab al-Landrieu is going to be featured on several national news programs where proned talking heads will ask him about his enlightened dicktatorial destruction of the city’s Civil War memorials. .exoect a coup,e of BGI front companies to give him rewards for his continued Democratic paternalistic shepherding of the city’s oppressed black population.
    Don’t expect anyone to ask him why a long line of black mayors prior to him didn’t remove them or why the city’s black population still struggles with the same financial, educational, illiteracy, violent crime and other problems they had when he entered office. Sheesh, you’d think that with the huge tax breaks his family’s downtown commercial properties get he’d find a way to ease the plight of his aggrieved flock. Well, he did gets dem statues outta de way.

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  6. facebkwallflower says:

    Just because it amazes how we all start out being one type of person and end up evolving into something so, so different; take Willie Nelson as an example,

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  7. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    –This is why we need the electoral college. Our Founders were very wise.

    1. There are 3,141 counties in the United States;
    2. Trump won 3,084 of them;
    3. Clinton won 57;
    4. There are 62 counties in New York State;
    5. Trump won 46 of them.
    6. Clinton won 16;
    7. Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes;
    8. In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties;
    Trump won Richmond);
    9 Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country;
    10. These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles;
    11. The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles;
    12. When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election;
    13. Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.

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    • stella says:

      According to, some of these figures are incorrect. However, they are still impressive. Partial quote:

      “The Associated Press debunked the claim that Clinton only won 57 counties across the country in an article published Dec. 6.

      β€œThe Associated Press finds that Clinton won 487 counties nationwide, compared with 2,626 for President-elect Donald Trump,” the article says.

      The news agency said that it β€œconsiders parishes in Louisiana as counties in election tallies” and that β€œVirginia’s count includes 95 counties and 38 independent cities.”

      The AP’s totals for Clinton and Trump are very close to what reported. The nonpartisan fact-checking website found that Clinton and Trump won 489 and 2,623 counties, respectively, based on preliminary county results from David Leip’s β€œAtlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.”

      As for that last claim in the email about New York, the numbers are largely correct. There are 62 counties in the state, and, as the email claimed, Trump won 46 of them and Clinton won 16. Clinton’s lead in the five counties that make up New York City is exaggerated, though. She received about 1.5 million more votes than Trump in those five counties, not the β€œwell over 2 million” claimed in the email.”

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      • lovely says:

        I guess it depends on what your definition of county is 😎.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        And, of course, how many of Hillery’s votes were fraudulent?

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        • lovely says:

          More than a bushel full. Just think all those illegal votes and she still couldn’t steal the election because she is so widely and just despised by so many people.


      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s politics, you expected truth since when?

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        And then consider that the entire state of Alaska, which has approximately 665,000 sq. miles, is organized into 19 boroughs (instead of counties), some of which are city-boroughs and are comprised of only the metropolitan areas of the larger cities (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau). By comparison, Iowa has 56,000 sq. miles and 99 counties. But then, allowing for population density, they are about the same. 30,000 people/county in Iowa; 31,000 people/borough in Alaska.

        My borough, the Kenai Peninsula, is the 4th largest borough in Alaska with over 16,000 sq. miles (slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia); it is larger than the 9 smallest states. It has a population of 55,000 people (fairly dense by overall Alaska standards of averaging 1 person per sq. mile).

        Guess I should have started with “WARNING: rabbit hole!” Sometimes I get fascinated by details.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      What we’ve been saying all along. Presidential elections are not races, they’re sales where the candidate’s sold to the most populous states regions of the most populous states. Trump went after those sreas tompeel votes away from Clinton but also directly went after those areas largely ignored by the Rat strategists.
      Trump’s going to have to really pull some economic rabbits out of a hat because the Rats won’t make the same mistake twice. They are going to keep up a constant drumbeat of manufactured bad press and general attack and with Emir Obama now yossing Shiite into thevgame you can bet his hordes of Latino, black and Moslem criminals will be using every tactic in the book to effect 2018 and 2020. His promises that once the masses takevover the poor and oppressed can loot at will should draw supporters.

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      • stella says:

        Yes. This post is meant to serve as ammunition against the many (see Facebook and Twitter) who believe that it isn’t “fair” that Hillary got more votes, but lost the election. Every shred of ammunition is required, or our political system will go the way of the 17th amendment, and may do so anyway.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yup, and now Barry’s free from the precious few moral and legal restraints he honored during his reign I can see the black thugs he allowed to attack non-Rat voters turning onto a large and organized army of thuggery. He’s said his organization will try to effect changes at the local level…what better way than to have roving bands of Hutus-Americans disrupting honest voters?

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  8. lovely says:

    Some chap on imgur posted this πŸ™‚

    I just bought a new shower curtain. I think my wife will just love it. She gets home from work soon we’ll find out then.

    Here’s hoping fella’ !

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  9. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  12. stella says:

    Mika’s daddy died.

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  13. ZurichMike says:

    Greetings! Been on vacation for a week in Italy and have a week more to go. Last week Liguria, next week Tuscany. Hope all is well. Just checking in . . . .

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  14. ZurichMike says:

    Even I would sample the lemon scones today!

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  15. stella says:

    Lake Superior, this morning:

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  16. patternpuzzler says:

    Happy Saturday, or Caturday as you desire! The dismal weather here has finally broken and the sun is out – I hope it is warm and bright wherever you are, too! Here’s the list:

    History of May 27:

    1796 James S McLean patents his piano
    1854 Marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed
    1895 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
    1896 Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless
    1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
    1916 President Woodrow Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915 and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations

    1919 First transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
    1930 Richard Drew invents masking tape
    1930 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public
    1931 First full-scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field VA
    1931 Piccard & Knipfer make first flight into the stratosphere, by balloon
    1933 Federal Securities Act signed
    1933 Walt Disney’s “3 Little Pigs” released*
    1935 Supreme Court declares FDR’s National Recovery Act unconstitutional [Supreme Court Judges issues nearly tore the country in two ~1935. [Smithsonian article, fascinating read, given today’s political clime, packing the court and States vs Feds: ]

    1937 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, dedicated
    1940 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
    1941 FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany’s sinking of Robin Moor
    1942 Dorie Miller (M) awarded Navy Cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor [Not a bad one to read for today:

    1942 Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered
    1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry
    1951 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing [ ]

    1951 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, San Francisco opens
    1955 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
    1957 Toronto’s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’ Roll music format. [Commentary/Radio Top 40: ]

    1958 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock’s Central HS
    1961 First black light is sold
    1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
    1969 Walt Disney World construction begins
    1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch’s “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” hits #6
    1975 Paul McCartney releases “Venus & Mars”
    1977 New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed (World Trade Center, NY)

    1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
    1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
    1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
    1994 Flintstones live action movie opens
    1995 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

    1997 First all female (20 British women) team reaches the North Pole
    1998 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

    1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Miloőević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

    2013 The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania; It is three times the size of a football field and is 1,145 x 744.5ft.

    *Bonus Video: 1933’s Walt Disney’s Three Little Pigs:

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Dear Chamber of Commerce. Your estimated ’90 degrees’ for a high today is as full of @&*# as a Thanksgiving turkey. My expensive weather station NOT situated at the airport where no one can validate it says ’96’ and we may still have a degree or two to go. Like we have tourists that check the guestimated projected temps.

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  18. stella says:

    Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    Black ACLU lawyer is on TV explaining why police officers shouldn’t be covered by hate laws. Couldn’t be because a certain unnamed black president declared police as an open season target for thugs, revolutionaries and folks suffering with ethnic rage, could it?

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    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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  21. shiloh1973 says:

    Wheels down! Our President and First Lady are home! What an amazing trip they had. The USA is back where we belong.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. stella says:

    I’ll close out the night (for me) with another picture of Lake Superior. This one is an aurora corona and the Marquette Lighthouse. Apparently tonight is perfect conditions for the aurora.

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