General Discussion, Monday, May 29, 2017

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  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    My Memorial Day Contribution…
    God Bless All our military people, vets, and families, especially those who passed over.
    (Made this several years ago not realizing what it would become).

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

    The socialists must
    be made accountable.
    Please, sign the petition…

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Freedom is not free…

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Thinking of Nyet…

    Washington not only won its first women’s crew national title since 2001, it became the first team in the 20 years that it has been a sanctioned event to sweep all three races: the varsity eight, the second varsity eight and the four.

    By Kevin Callahan
    Special to The Seattle Times

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — The University of Washington women’s rowing team didn’t just win another NCAA national championship, the Huskies made history in storming to their fourth team title.

    Washington swept all three grand events Sunday for the first time in the 21-year history of the regatta.

    Yasmin Farooq became the first coach to win the championship at two different schools, also claiming a title with Stanford. In addition, the former Olympian became the first coach to win an NCAA rowing championship in the inaugural season at the helm of the title team.

    “They showed what great teammates do for one another,” a smiling Farooq said after the trophy presentation. “We always viewed it as a team championship where every single person mattered.”

    The Huskies, who swept all nine races over three days on Mercer Lake, delivered the 500th team championship for the Pac-12, making the conference the first to reach the historic milestone.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Most of the writing in the Seattle Times is (to me at least) is very progressive. I haven’t intentionally read it in about eight years. The business journal out here is getting just as bad.

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      • John Denney says:

        To make them crazy, point out that there is an NCAA Women’s rowing title because they are no match for the NCAA Men.
        Equality is a funny thing.

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    One man guitar band…

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  6. lovely says:

    I ❤️General Mattis

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  7. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook (long, but worth the time):

    Everything has a foundation. The bedrock of America’s foundation is our ingrained spirit of freedom. For years, progressive ideologues have attacked our foundation with the destructive impact of their freedom destroying attacks not usually known until many years later. Now, we must stand more vigilant than ever if we are to remain free people. Because when the foundation can no longer support the structure, it will fall.
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)

    According to Kris Kristofferson in his song, Me and Bobby McGee, “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” I agree. When everything else is lost, if you choose it, you still have freedom.

    The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America begins:
    We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    In our founding declaration, we affirmed to the world and acknowledged before God, that freedom is God given. For most of our country’s history, we have defended the affirmations in our declaration. Americans have sacrificed their lives to defend the spirit of freedom, even in foreign lands. Because we have understood and defended the principle that men are the guardians of freedom and not the givers of it, our country is blessed. For many years, men, considering themselves progressives who would move us to something better, have tried to nudge us away from the enduring principle that forms our nation’s foundation.

    Men can take from you material possessions, but they cannot take freedom because unlike material things freedom does not originate with men. Men have the free will to choose so it is only by choice that freedom is lost. People who are not free are so because they made men the givers of freedom by permitting them to make seemingly insignificant choices that they should have made for themselves. That was their first precarious step taken down a primrose pathway. A pathway painted by men who desire to control other men and who aspire to replace God as the givers of freedom. These progressives promise that their pathway leads to utopia when truthfully it leads directly to living hell. It is only utopian for them because they will not abide by the freedom restricting rules that they will impose on everyone else. When we allow men to replace God as the givers of freedom, freedom is lost.

    Just as man cannot give you integrity, dignity, courage, your values or cannot determine whether you live honorably, neither can he give you freedom.

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

    As Americans, we can continue as the guardians of freedom or our citizenry can submissively slip the yoke of slavery around its neck.

    C. S. Lewis tells us:
    Most, I fancy, have discovered that to be born is to be exposed to delights and miseries greater than imagination could have anticipated; that the choice of ways and any cross-road may be more important than we think; and that short cuts may lead to very nasty places.

    Bound by the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness endowed to us by our Creator, choices for now are ours to make in the United States of America. If living in a cardboard box is your idea of the pursuit of happiness and you are not breaking any laws, infringing on the rights of others, or insisting that others provide for your needs, then that is a choice you are free to make. Allowing other men to choose for you is a short cut that may lead to very nasty places.

    I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. –Luke 6:47-49 (NIV)

    The cornerstone of our nation’s foundation is trust in God and God given freedom. Preserved on this foundation is our most enduring principle. We arrive in this life as free men with unalienable rights, blessed by God, and equipped with the ability to reason, choose and distinguish right from wrong and good from evil. God instilled that spirit of freedom in the hearts of all men, not just those who were fortunate to have been born American. Being born in the world’s freest nation is indeed a blessing, but being born here does not ensure freedom.

    The gift of freedom and the blessing of life in the United States of America obligate us to defend the one place on this earth founded on the principles of trust in God and God given freedom. Allowing men to be the givers of freedom will crush the rock on which our nation stands. We must protect the foundation that lights the one true pathway of hope for the un-free world. – JD PENDRY —

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  8. 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! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Sure wish I still had my VIC-20, my Commodore, and my Atari. First pc I owned was so early had to use a floppy disc to mount the operating system – the earliest of DOS systems. Then there was Wordstar, and later the new Word Perfect. I was lucky enough to be in my Admin. Assistant positions when these came about. Still laughing at the boss at the law firm in Pensacola that was determined we make a paperless office come about…

      Pre-personal computing, I was tasked with negotiating a price with Lanier for their word processor at a company that got data processing from banks. (It was before there was centralized processing/clearing of transitions. The clunky thing was in its own cabinet with a monitor and a keyboard.

      Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Stella!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Stella’s just trying to poke me into wanting to goto that site and take a peek.

      LOAD “*”,8,1


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    • czarowniczy says:

      Vintage? Looks like the IT department at my last Federal job. Then again, that might explain why we lost that multi-billion dollar contract to a civilian company.

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  9. patternpuzzler says:

    Howdy, Kids! Hope y’all are having good weather today! Here’s your Trivia/Quirky facts/history bits for today, May 29th. We start with a reminder of what happens when we can’t stop the enemy from overtaking us – and how long they can be around if we don’t.

    1453 Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends the Byzantine Empire

    1765 Patrick Henry’s historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of “Treason!” with, “If this be treason, make the most of it!”

    1780 Battle of Waxhaw Creek: alleged massacre of 113 of Colonel Abraham Buford’s continentals by Lt Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s troops after the continentals raised a white flag

    1790 Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution
    1849 Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

    1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women’s Rights Convention (Akron)
    1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
    1884 First steam cable trams start in Highgate, England
    1886 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola
    1900 Trademark “Escalator” registered by Otis Elevator Co.
    1912 Fifteen young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing “Turkey Trot” during lunch break

    1916 Official flag of president of US adopted
    1919 Albert Einstein’s light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
    1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport, not a business, and thus not subject to antitrust laws

    1932 The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945. [see: ]

    1942 Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”, greatest selling record to date
    1943 Meat & cheese rationed in US
    1945 US 1st Marine division conquers Shuri Castle, Okinawa
    1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
    1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
    1953 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

    1954 First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
    1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French government
    1968 US Truth in Lending Act signed into law
    1969 Britain’s Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
    1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
    1976 “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash hits #29*
    1978 US 1st class postage rises to 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)
    1982 “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses hits #62
    1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man’s remains
    1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
    1994 “Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances

    1994 Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
    1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
    1997 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
    1999 Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
    2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments. [Seriously? The Supreme Court? Yes, in application of Americans with Disabilities Act.]

    2004 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    2005 France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.
    2012 Facebook’s problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches

    2014 President Obama approves US military training of ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

    2015 “Jurassic World”, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

    Finally, Bonus Video: Johnny Cash, “One Piece at a Time”:

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      1912 Fifteen young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing “Turkey Trot” during lunch break

      100 years later, Twerking is invented.

      Glad you’re using IG, now, Puzz. The Bonus Army story was a harbinger of the current Deep State V.A., apparently.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        Once I realized that Infogalactic isn’t subject to the HEAVY biased editing it was a no brainer. Scanning through the edit history of almost any article in Wikipedia is darn tiring and a real eye opener.

        Love your Turkey Trot addendum! And yes, Bonus Army story – harbinger indeed.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Thing is: you can edit. It’s an amazing thing. Sundance next door could edit the whole GZ/TM page, or the Mike Brown/Darren Wilson page. And someone probably already has, and the respective articles probably already outshine Wikipedia’s regarding truth.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            I don’t know if I posted this already, but it’s a good summation of why IG will replace Wikipedia.


            Is it possible for Wikipedia to become more nonpartisan? What would it have to do?

            It is theoretically possible for Wikipedia to return to its nonpartisan mission, but it is very unlikely because the inmates are now fully in control of the asylum. The admins vet very carefully for ideological correctness; no matter how long or how well an editor has contributed, he will not be permitted to become an admin if he does not fit the approved ideological profile. It would probably be necessary to completely replace all of the current admins and most of the Wikimedia Foundation board with individuals committed to objectivity and neutrality. Needless to say, that is not going to happen.

            How do you create an encyclopedia or reference source that people across the political aisle agree on? Is that possible? Should we want such a source?

            Your question indicates a failure to grasp how Infogalactic is designed to operate. Wikipedia is organized in a vertical, centralized, absolutist manner where there is One True Page over which the various editors war, and which the admins ultimately exert control. Infogalactic is designed to be organized in a horizontal, decentralized, relativist manner so that the user, through his perspective filters, will dictate which of the hundreds of versions of the page he wishes to see. This is not only possible, but you will see it in operation within nine months. And yes, we should want such a source, because there is no reason that anyone, from any point on the ideological spectrum, should be permitted to define what is, and what is not true, for everyone else.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:


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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Amazing, wonderful era.

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    • Some really important happenings on this day in history! Thank you, puzzler!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh come on, 1912,is just a gimme, begging to be written…

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all.

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  11. stella says:

    The first ice cream truck of the season just went down my street!

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  12. Wooly Phlox says:

    <a href=""The whole list of Deep State leaks, courtesy Jim Hoft.

    Despite that I abhor his clickbait-ad-driven site, he does yeoman’s work, and I’d shine his shoes.

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  13. stella says:

    Okay, a couple of far out things to ponder.

    Can Trump Defeat the Deep State? Who’s Side Is God On?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      God will defeat the Deep State, or he will use the Deep State to defeat America.

      It all depends on whether God wants to protect or defeat America.

      Whose side is god on? That’t a tough question.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        My belief is that every now and then God has to give his people a solid dose of castor oil. Look what he did to the Israelites, His people. We may just end up spending 40 years of wandering in a cultural and spiritual Democrat desert.

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      • Sharon says:

        Whose side is God on? The question isn’t really that tough – and is frequently and clearly answered in Scripture. It’s willing to answer the question on a personal/natonal basis that is tough for mankind/individuals to truthfully verbalize.

        Abraham Lincoln rephrased the question when he said, “I’m not as concerned about whether God is on our side as I am – whether we are God’s side.”

        Most people actually do not claim to be on God’s side unless and when they see their own cause as righteous. That’s my opinion – based on what I’ve seen around me, in our country, in my own life, in the lives of those close to me.

        Most are anxious to be seen as “on God’s side” until He requires something of them that they did not expect and then, they quietly dig in and very often, even those close around them are not aware they have dug in.

        My thoughts. I’ll go back out in the yard now.

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        • Sharon says:

          I need to acknowledge I didn’t click through on Stella’s link – actually didn’t see it in my scanning – on my next rest time. I can work about 20 minutes before I have to take a break so my “rests” are frequent and sometimes it takes two days to mow the yard and do the blowing of leaves/dead flower petals, etc.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Whose side is America on? God’s?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      One could say, were one paranoid, that the Deep State stopped JFK and almost stopped Reagan. Then again one would have to be paranoid.

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    • Sharon says:

      Listening to the Dave Hodges link now – he mentions Fellowship of the Minds site – I am familiar with that. Good stuff, good people.

      He says with confidence “….we know they launder money for drugs….for child sex trafficking……” Except for the recent parade of those who believe this,and all the links about it from every possible kind of source – – maybe I’m just clueless and brainless….BUT… do we “KNOW” that? How does he KNOW that?

      I really don’t get how so many people KNOW so many things – about George W, about these things, about Pizzagate….etc. etc. etc. I surely understand what people believe and what they heard……but that THEY KNOW??

      I recognize group movements opposed to the character of bad people (like Hillary)…..but that phrase “we know……”

      Personally? I don’t “know” all those things – about any of the bad players. Do you guys? If so, how do you know? Is such a knowing just a running out of the continuum of what you know about their character? That I understand. But that is still different that knowing they specifically did this or not…..

      I listened to the whole thing now.

      He never develops the initial claim further than knowing things.

      I’m not just trying to be dense. Maybe I’m being dense without trying, that’s always possible. There’s a whole of this going on – starting what “everybody KNOWS what McCain did in Vietnam.” Thinking is important and needs to be a filter we use when someone says they know something that is still in the wind.

      OK. I’ll go away. Done with the lawn both front and back which is good, because the rain is coming back for the next five days – tomorrow…..

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  14. lovely says:

    Pulitzer Prize winning photo “Husband’s final request” (Story)

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Ugh. Sitting watching a movie on the ‘Turner Classic Movie’ channel that I remember seeing first-run in a theater. Where’s that Geritol?

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    Wonder what Obama’s doing on Memorial Day to honor those members of the military he was complicit in killing in furtherance of his political aspirations? Whew, must be a relief not to have to gin up phony tears for those posed pix of him at a casket.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Hmmmmmm…helping active duty troops. How about the government bureaucrats who sent them off to fight and protect the bureaucrats’ asses make sure they have good jobs when they come home?
      Guess what, folks, vets are not protected classes of peoples. Unless the Congress specifically creates a program giving vets jobs they really have no ‘right’ to one. In hiring for a Federal job a vet gets a few ‘points’, now mostly a meaningless benefit, but still doesn’t have anywhere near the hope of getting a Federal job that a non-vet member of a Federally protected class has just walking in off the street. Thst applies to vets with skiils in the job being offered being up against a protected group member with zero skills. They can always just send the groupie off to some shake-and-bake Federal school.
      I know of at least one Federal jobs program that was created to hire ONLY vets, especially returning Vietnam vets, that was turned into a minority hiring program with Congress’s desire to get votes for the upcoming elections. Then again, an enterprising bureaucrat who can find/hire a minirity disabled vet gets a three-bagger and a golden ticket to a bright career.
      A pat on the back one day a year is nice but vets would like to gave a good job they can support their families on the other 364.

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      • I appreciate what your saying and I totally agree. This is just giving assistance for specific needs to vets and deployed service men and women, for things they are asking for. I gave $$ today to help a vet who is on disability due to radiation from Fukushima. He’s asking for plane ticket $ to fly to see his son he has not seen in four years. The VA has screwed him over, something you are all too familiar with, unfortunately. You get to pick where your money goes and assist directly.

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  18. ImpeachEmAll says:

    America Happened…

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      It is sad that someone who had the entire world has thrown it all away. Too much success at an early age and did not know how to handle it.

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  20. shiloh1973 says:

    Today has kicked my butt. I live in a very old single wide that gets really hot when the temps in Eastern Washington skyrocket. It got up to 86 today. The “friends” that said they would help me move my portable A/C units in to their place, bailed on me. I spent most of the day wrestling them into place. They weigh about 65lbs each. The two cats tried to help, but just slowed my effort down. I have four of them in place and it is bearable in my house now. funny thing is, the two cats are sprawled out in front of the A/C’s like dang Mom what took you so long? Cats, gotta love how they bring us back to reality. I think they actually rule the world, we just don’t know it yet.

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