General Discussion, Sunday, June 4, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    ‘like’ the picture.

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  2. Indeed. Painterly interpretation of Old Glory.

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  3. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Covfefe is on the march. Destroying everything in its wake.

    The typo heard ’round the world.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/they-rate-dogs-dont-they/article/2008325

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I got the boot at a gaming forum for suggesting that not even quilting magazines and websites will be allowed to exist, if they get targeted for, say, not featuring enough quilts made by LGBT or POC. They literally banned me from the site forever. Or for not hiring enough of those Underserved people to push SJWism in my hobby of quilting.

      Yep. Here we are. You can’t enjoy your things, people. You must push OUR agenda. Even on a twitter site about dogs. Even at a quilting magazine or website.

      These SJW lefties take “You’re either with us or you’re against us” to a whole new level.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        And no, I’m not into quilting. That was a hypothetical. A valid one.

        Because that’s where we’re at now.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        “Why didn’t you put any members of minority groups in your novel, or your movie, or your videogame, or your quilting magazine? I hope you die painfully, soon.” — SJW.

        They will never be satisfied. They took every single large institution, from Academia to all of media publishing, and even to the great majority of the Churches.

        Now they want Dog-Rating Twitter accounts and quilting magazines.

        Mussolini fans will like this one:

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Unbelievable! 😯

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      http://beta.hotair.com/archives/2017/06/03/rate-dogs-went-dogs/

      Approaching the event horizon is interesting to witness.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        Another reason for which to celebrate my late age. Calling it an event horizon is exactly what it is. I’m sick to death of those snot nosed, snooty. and self- appointed judge idiots making everything about politics.

        As for the future, my son’s entire family are a lot of flaming SWJ’s and they deserve the earth they’re going to inherit. They’re beyond any reconciliation vis- a-vis politically. They wanted me to keep track of what’s going on on facebook (because calling or even texting me is too much to ask) and now all I get on facebook are cats and politics. The warm purriness of cats and kittens aren’t much solace for the impact of the sickening, no humor, mean-spirited, spiteful political posts.

        You’re right. It is interesting to watch, if you can divorce yourself emotionally to just how evil reigns. Personally, what I see in this is a regurgitation of political history, with a mindset just between Kristalnacht and making the Jews wear yellow stars in Nazi Germany.

        It’s coming. It’s coming fast.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          I don’t watch movies very often. This was so incredible I watched it 5 times. So far.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            I remember seeing that once and I thought it was great, too. Might see if I can get that on PLEX and watch it again. Thanks for the reminder.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          Remember: if you don’t talk about politics at all, you are suspect.

          You are supposed to talk about politics, and correctly, and avidly.

          It’s as if everyone forgot this simple, horrid lesson from the 1930s-50s.

          There are many companies that won’t hire employees who don’t use Facebook or Twitter.

          It’s certainly a strange and interesting age. Keep loving.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            Thanks, I’m trying. Hard. I can compartmentalize with the best of them and be totally logical about what’s going on, but sometimes the resistance is persistent.

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        • stella says:

          My daughter and I don’t agree on politics, but she keeps her FB account relatively free of political discussion. She and I decided a while ago not to enter political discussions on each other’s FB accounts. It works well.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            Glad it works well for you, Stella, truly. In these days it’s easy for politics to divide families. My ggirls are teenagers. Son told me if they knew i voted for Trump “it would not be good at all.” Their rabidity abounds – so does my son and daughter-in-law’s. Might be a blessing i live 2 hours away. I rarely see them, maybe 3 x a year now.

            Explained to my eldest – now 19 – what socialism is using the school grades example. She said that was BAD. Told her Bernie was a socialist she snickered and said he was a Democrat. I told her to go look it up. Said she didn’t need to.

            Youngest ggirl had a meltdown and was sure she was going to get raped in the halls of school or i.e., dragged behind a car like matthew shepherd because Trump was elected. She went on her fb page and cursed her very christian aunt (mom’s side) and in the most vicious epithetical because she voted for Trump. I think she got a time out for it – she still thinks that stuff, but doesn’t say it.

            While I’m at it, I lament all the small children – some who can barely talk – whose parents hatred for Trump is modeled so these young ones parrot not only the words but the hateful emotions. That does not bode well for the future, no matter what our generation does.

            Sorry for the rant. It really pisses me off.

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            • joshua says:

              The kids in our public schools use emotional ranting and raging in order to DO NO WORK at all….it is avoidance of the hard stuff…like figuring out YOU DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH to make it on your own in the world of adults…..so they shout, rant, rage, ridicule, bully, and stomp their feet.

              No one cares about their failure to grow up….THEY will reap the wind.

              Life is Tough…Then you die…….what you do belongs to you alone.

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            • Please do not apologize for the rant.

              We love you, and go ahead and vent.

              I know I don’t speak for Admin, as she were, and yet….

              Heard.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Watching the slow-motion implosion of my birth state, Connecticut. Ladt year GE said it would move its HQ from CT to Boston and now Aetna, a company that’s been in CT for 150+ years, is leaving the state, pulling nearly 6000 jobs someplace else.
    CT has a Ray governor who apparently has the goobernatorial skill of…well…a Rat. He not only didn’t throw himself in front of these CEOs’ cars and beg them to stay, he aoperas not yo have even met with Aetna’s chief.
    Aside from being such a great businessman he’s also ignored the suggestions of professionals on how to get the state out of its huge economic slump but is going to spend short tax dollars on rebuilding major city centers to attract business to cities business is running away from.
    We have Rat ‘leaders’ trying to micro and macro-manage businesses when they don’t havevthe foggiest idea what business is or how it operates, best they can do is bleed it like leeches.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I read a bit about that this morning.

      When your state’s millionaires are all moving to low- or no-tax states like FL, your state has a problem. Thing is, these “States”, governed as they are, don’t consider themselves “states” any more. Vassals of the Federal Government is what they consider themselves to be, letting the productive states give them their everything.

      There will be war.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Looks like the state will bail out Hartford but that bailout won’t do anything but kick the problem down the road. CT’s been losing business for a long time but losing two huge ones like GE should be a wakeup call…wanna bet?

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    • Menagerie says:

      The brainless leaders in my little town spent tons of our money on decorative sidewalks and planters for the tiny downtown area. They said the “beautification” project would attract business and tourists. And of course this all came about after they raised our property taxes due to a budget shortfall. I went to the meetings and asked for our money back. Haha.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    I’ll put this one out on the Windows system as the iPad is having emotional issues and it appears (see ‘aoperas’ in previous post) I’m too tired to edit well…Windows can be kind.
    At least two sources I’ve seen say we should expect more of these small attacks over the next few months as they are easier to launch and, terror-wise, more effective than an infrequent big one. Let’s see if they are right.
    Night all.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      When I type in Brave (my browser) it’s going in slow motion, tonight. I type — every so often the cursor keeps up.

      Pale Moon and MS Edge aren’t doing that.

      I have a fairly badda$$ computer. Something is going on, I’m sure. I don’t actually care, though. Watch me, hackers! Watch me post pics of cats and talk about restaurant work and rag on your idols! Have fun with that.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I remember when I solved my IPad’s emotional issues.

      Solved one of my own at the same time, as I bent it over a steel rail, calmly and methodically, and then again to quarter it. Then, I calmly threw it in the dumpster.

      It felt so good. Even now, that good no-Apple feeling makes me tingle.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I love my iPad. I’d rather have it than the laptop. Only thing I still use the laptop for is writing a post for the Treehouse. You can do it on the iPad, or even the phone, but I don’t like to, it’s a pain.

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        • patternpuzzler says:

          Out of curiosity, Menagerie, have you ever tried the voice memo for typing responses on the Apple products? I’ll second that text typing is a PITA.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          I liked a few things about the OS on my mini.

          I did what I did because I spent 75% of my time on this thing trying to get it to not crash.

          I’ve never owned even one book about a Microsoft product. Never needed to.

          It just makes sense! It just works! Especially if you’ve known it since MS-DOS was in competition with CP/M for dominance.

          Ctrl-C. Because why change it? Everybody knows it already! Ctrl-V. or Ctrl-X? Same.

          Funny: every Linux user I’ve ever known has a stack of books about Linux, and their variants, you could build a house with.

          Yet I’ve never owned a book about Windows. Or DOS.

          As far as I know, MS never patented those key combinations. The ones that everyone knew. Which means that Apple said “screw you, you plebes”. They made this clear in their 90s advertising.

          I’ve also never felt the divine need to destroy a Microsoft or Android device, either.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      “More of these small attacks”…see below:

      And again in London

      https://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2017/06/03/and-again-in-london/

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  6. patternpuzzler says:

    Today we have some things that will have some of us scratching our heads; just for fun I didn’t look them up myself. Nothing extremely playful here, but you might find a thing or two to smile about!

    June 4:

    1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
    1756 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
    1784 Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
    1794 Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers

    1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed “Missouri Territory”
    1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
    1850 Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
    1876 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.

    1892 Sierra Club forms in San Francisco
    1896 Henry Ford takes his first Ford through streets of Detroit
    1912 Massachusetts passes first US minimum wage law
    1917 American men begin registering for the draft
    1927 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
    1929 George Eastman demonstrates first technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
    1941 Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
    1945 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
    1947 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act [Still in effect; interestingly, limits the activities and powers of unions]

    1954 Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
    1955 “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC
    1957 First commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
    1963 First transmission of “Pop Go the Beatles” on BBC radio
    1963 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
    1964 Beatles “World Tour” begins in Copenhagen Denmark
    1965 Major Edward H. White becomes the first American astronaut to walk in space at 120 miles above the earth. [history.com: http://tinyurl.com/y98gjo7c

    1966 “Batman & His Grandmother” by Dickie Goodman hits #70
    1967 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
    1969 Beatles release “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” and “Old Brown Shoe” in the US
    1969 Nicky Hopkins (pianist and organist) quits rock & roll’s Jeff Beck Group. Played and recorded with the Kinks, the Yardbirds, and the Rolling Stones.**

    1974 Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th

    1975 Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC
    1982 “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” released in USA
    1984 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
    1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama “moment of silence” law [this section of law authorized schools to mandate a moment of silence, later adding “voluntary prayer”; this is what SCOTUS found unconstitutional as the basis for this case.]

    1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
    1990 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
    1990 Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

    1991 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders
    1992 USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
    1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

    Bonus video: Jeff Beck Group “You Shook Me” from “Truth”. Song written by Willie Dixon:

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    • Menagerie says:

      Pope JPII was always succinct. And unlike most of us, he actually had firsthand knowledge of the Nazis.

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    • Morning pattern! I always thought Wrath of Khan was a really weird movie because of casting Ricardo Montalbon (spelling?) of Love Boat fame as Khan. It just didn’t work for me. I loved him on Love Boat, though. DH and DD are Trekkies and I am not. They see all the newer movies and have watched all the old ones and all the various series. I am bewildered by their love of it, but hey… it makes them happy! 😊

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        Yeah, IKR? Maybe when Montalbon was younger he could carry off the role of Khan, but he was more a caricature in it, I think. And he was absolutely perfect in love boat, just an ideal road for a mature actor with his suave personality and great looks.

        Khan, not so much.

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      1974, .10 Beer Night. Because no one saw the outcome on the horizon. Duh.

      Couldn’t find the Minimum Wage Law as first enacted, listing the actual amount of the wage. Dropped the search as all mine returned was liberals whining about today’s Minimum Wage Law, lol!

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    • stella says:

      patternpuzzler, everyone seems to like your daily posts. Would you like me to put them up as regular blog posts (giving you credit, of course)? That way, those who visit but don’t comment will be more likely to see them.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        I’d kind of like to get consensus from the clan before I give you a firm answer, if you don’t mind that we take that route.

        I’ve been concerned that these posts are too long for the blog or irritating to scroll through for those that aren’t interested, so I’ve been trying to pare them down. That’s the upside of posting on a separate post for both you and I.

        I’m honored that you would offer, but would you mind if we give it 24 hours to decide?

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        • stella says:

          Sure! We wouldn’t use your real name, of course.

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        • stella says:

          Just so you know, this is something I’ve considered doing myself (and have done limited posts about specific events from time to time). If you don’t want to participate, that’s fine.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            It’s not that I don’t want to, Stella. I need a bit of time to adapt to the idea is all. I can see clearly that you putting up a separate blog post would be good, but I don’t want you to go to any trouble (I’m not sure how it would work. I would make the first post??)

            I also don’t want to take any of your traffic by starting a blog of my own (and am terrified at the idea, frankly, so that doesn’t seem to be an option.

            I’ll cogitate πŸ˜‰

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            • stella says:

              Don’t worry. As to how we could do it, you could send me an email or, if you prefer, put it in the General Discussion thread.

              You could start your own blog. I warn you – it can become more work than you anticipate.

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              • patternpuzzler says:

                Ok, How about I put it in the General Discussion thread and you move it to a separate post and link? I think the formatting will remain the same that way. People may or may not shift windows (I always have beau coup tabs open) and we can see where it goes from there.

                Thanks for the suggestion and the offer. I’m not so concerned at all about taking any credit, but I don’t want to seem to take over you blog.

                Another advantage to having a link to another of your posts would be that I could send you an email earlier and I wouldn’t have to stay up waiting to post here. I’ve never quite known whether to post early or later!

                OK, I’m in. Starting today, I’ll send you the list and you can do your blog magic.

                It will fly or die. I’m ok with that. Thanks for sharing!

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                • stella says:

                  Would you mind if I added images, when it seems indicated?

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                  • patternpuzzler says:

                    Oh, of course not!! I’d like that a lot, Stella. There are so many images I’ve seen that I’d like to include but don’t want to be a space hog, lol! I think it would add a whole lot to the effort!!

                    Another plus is that I’ve wanted to add more than one video sometimes but hesitated for the load times. I can see a lot of benefits breaking this out to a separate post already!

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            • WeeWeed says:

              It can be a “guest” post.

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      • Seconded!

        Puzz, also: I love your “paragraph” formatting. Definitely makes it easier to digest with occasional breaks in the text.

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    • stella says:

      Add one (reminded by a friend on FB):

      Beginning of the battle of Midway, 1942.

      June 4th, seventy-five years ago today, 5:45 a.m. local time, a patrol plane radioed “Many planes heading Midway,” and the world changed.

      I can’t do better than Herman Wouk: β€œWhat was not luck, but the soul of the United States of America in action, was the willingness of the torpedo plane squadrons to go in against hopeless odds.”

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        I’ve never heard that quote; it’s a very powerful testament.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Torpedo Squadron 8 (VT-8), the only survivor was Lt. George Gay who was shot down and rescue the next day. A Japanese Admiral who witnessed the attack could not believe these American pilots who just kept coming, kept coming…..to their certain deaths.

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    • On Live at Daryl’s House, Billy Gibbons recounted a tale about Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix.

      This one:

      http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/currentep.html?ep_id=78

      This is a GREAT episode. Up there with the Smokey one, or the Aaron Neville one, or the Cee-lo Green one, or the many other ones. The Neville episode is my favorite.

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  7. 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 Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

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

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  8. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Well it has come to the point where Sky News reporting on an enemy attack in London could easily be mistaken for Saturday Night Live. I am laughing out loud.

    A reporterette is interviewing one of the witnesses to the London Bridge attack. He said he saw people on the ground. She asked ‘im whether he thought they might have been victims. He kind of looked at ‘er for a minute. I thought he might say, “Well I thought they might have gotten tired and decided to lie down for a snooze.”

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  9. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks, I’m feeling overwhelmed by the state of humanity and nead a break. Love you all ❀️.

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  10. stella says:

    You know we all enjoying celebrating Caturday, but I think it’s only fair that we honor our canine buddies once a week too. Anybody have a suggestion for which day of the week that should be and (related) what we should call it?

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  11. stella says:

    Seen on lucianne.com:

    Theresa May has said there is far too much tolerance of extremism in our country and that its time to be more robust in tackling it. She said that would require “difficult and embarrassing” conversations.

    Is she wising up, or just sucking up before the election?

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      I cast my vote for suckup. Her lead is none too large for comfort.

      The other question is, who are the conversations going to be “difficult and embarassing” for? If she’s going to stand my kumbayah, it’s the wrong side.

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      • stella says:

        I think she means that there will be screaming and name calling.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        “In the face of this terror and hatred, we will stand united. These acts of hatred cannot divide the British people from the non-British people who are killing them.”

        These conversations should be embarrassing for May and the rest of the British-blood hating liberals who let them all in at the start of all this. They should all be put in prison for the rest of their lives, for treason against the nation, the Crown, and the British people. The real British people, I mean. Not the ones made “british” by virtue of standing upon magic dirt.

        “Shoulda made our own bloody kebabs.” — Some British racist who lost a young daughter to Islam’s innate, inevitable depravity.

        Miss May, you did this. And as long as Islam is allowed to exist in England, you will get more attacks like this. It’s inevitable, and any sane person who knows Islam knows this.

        It’s going to be “difficult and embarrassing” for May and the rest of the Progs when they realize this and have to publicly admit it.

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  12. stella says:

    Time for a Terrorism Accord, Not a Climate Accord

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/06/03/time-for-a-terrorism-accord-not-a-climate-accord/

    Yes, there’s a threat to civilization and it’s not global warming, manmade or otherwise. And anyone who isn’t comatose should know what it is.

    Islam, like cancer, needs a cure. And we all have to participate in the search for one before it’s too late.

    Yes, this is about Islam, not “radical” Islam or some other off-shoot, real or imagined, because the tenets that have inspired the non-stop spate of terrorism across the world in recent years are spelled out clearly in sections of the Koran and the Hadith and other holy works of Islam. They provide justification for ISIS and a hundred other groups that may or may not replace them, now and in the future. This cannot continue — unless we really do want to destroy ourselves.

    To be clear, this is not about bad people (many Muslims are fine human beings), but about a malignant ideology from the seventh century that must be expunged for the survival of all.

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    This looks exactly like our back yard in West TX when we first moved there, I kid you not! Mornin’ kids.

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    Watching CNN…don’t ask…where some Mideast commentator is chatting with a Hollywood Squares formstion of (literally) talking heads. Heads are sort of put off about how terrorists are conducting business on the internet hiding under the US 1st Amendment.
    Ah yes, that element both domestic and European, that believes our Bill of Rights is long outdated and certain Amendments, most notably the first and second, should be….modified to meet the times.
    Their irritation with our Bill of Rights goes back decades, nothing new, but while it was mostly a curiosity it’s grown to a real force. The EU has been adamant about its taking control of the internet and shedding that 1st Amendment irritation, having a committee of approved experts determine what’s acceptable and allowable for on-libe content.
    Watch for more controls on free speech in general, not control of Islamic militants. Free speech is the latest diversion from the issue of Islamic terrorism, Islamic terrotists and prog apologists are finding more and more common ground.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Listening to endless London coverage I just noticed a spokeshead say that the attackers last night ‘had been on the government’s radar’. The Brit government had said that about the Manchester bomber too. Note how quickly the Brits rolled up associated terrorists/helpers AFTER each event, very heavilybsuggesting that the Brits had the entire net on their radar before the attacks. Sorta just like what the FBI’s said about Moslems who’ve perpetrated attacks in the US bavk to and including 911.
    So WHY do the Brits and US have these Moslem terrorists ‘on the radar’ but don’t react until the atrack takes place? Is there a threshold of acceptable bodycounts that must be crossed before we can take action?

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  16. WeeWeed says:

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  17. stella says:

    Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

    The Mail on Sunday can reveal a landmark paper exaggerated global warming
    It was rushed through and timed to influence the Paris agreement on climate change
    America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke its own rules
    The report claimed the pause in global warming never existed, but it was based on misleading, β€˜unverified’ data

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html#ixzz4j3UnpFaC
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  18. WeeWeed says:

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  19. stella says:

    This is genius –

    To fight climate change, start with Leonardo DiCaprio’s private jet lifestyle

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/04/some-modest-proposals-to-fight-climate-change-glenn-reynolds-column/102489538/

    First, we need to tax the β€œblue zones.” That is, we need to impose steep taxes on property in coastal areas that will be flooded by the sea-level increases that global warming is supposed to bring. By discouraging people from living or building there now, we’ll save ourselves from big problems in the future. Sure it’ll drive down property values, but those values should go down β€” they’re values for property that’s going to be flooded anyway, remember?

    Second, we need to ban taxpayer-funded air travel to conferences. State legislatures could ban reimbursement for travel outside their states; Congress could require that no federal grant money be spent on air travel to conferences and similar events. A lot of academic conferences would fail, but that’s a small price to pay for saving the planet. And besides, it will encourage the development of Internet-based conference alternatives. A whole new industry might result: Green jobs!

    Third, we need to ban private jet travel. At first I thought about just taxing it heavily, but with the planet at stake, that might not be enough. It’s nice that John Travolta can have his own Boeing 707, or that Leonardo DiCaprio can jet around the world speaking against climate change, but the carbon emissions involved set a bad example that outweighs anything he might say. So no more private jets. Bigshots will just have to fly commercial like everyone else, the way they did in the 1950s. (And sorry, Leo, but massive yachts have to go, too). Politicians, too, should have to fly commercial. No more government-funded β€œexecutive jets” for them.

    Fourth, we need a luxury tax on mansions. Any home more than twice the size of the average American home should be taxed at 25% of its value per year. Celebrities and the rich enjoy great powers of persuasion β€” but with great power comes great responsibility, and they have a great responsibility to set a good example for the rest of us on climate change!

    These proposals are just the beginning, and I’m sure that enterprising members of Congress and various state legislatures can come up with more. But the important thing is to set a good example: Treat climate change like the crisis you say it is, and maybe more people will believe that it really is a crisis.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    It would appear the EU is beginning to cannibalize itself.
    Economic sanctions are being considered against the “inferior” recalcitrant Eastern European states.

    Pull quote – ” the practical implementation of such an idea will not just prevent all of the EU states from being β€œsafe and prosperous” but result in the gradual disintegration of the European Union itself as a result.”
    http://journal-neo.org/2017/06/04/europe-of-two-speeds-implies-there-s-inferior-members-within-the-union/

    It would seem those Eastern European communist memories just will not go away. Now is not that odd?

    Putin, China, India, the U.S. – which suitor to choose?
    Hmmm…

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  21. jeans2nd says:

    No one listens.

    Liked by 4 people

    • patternpuzzler says:

      Brother and I drove a 4 block radius around his house one night, with me holding the laptop (pre hot-shot cell phones) and of all the houses with internet, only about 60% had any security at all. Probably a test that should be repeated, but I’m willing to bet it’s still easier to drive through a neighborhood to locate free wifi than it is to find a McDonald’s.

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  22. 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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