General Discussion, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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  1. nyetneetot says:

    stella, did the visitor count reach a particular amount? Are congratulations in order?

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  2. lovely says:

    In keeping with Stella’s theme, this is a small sailboat off of Washington Island, WI.

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  4. 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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  5. lovely says:

    This is very good news. As you all probably know I think Comey is a political genius, he has in the past used the excuse that certain questions were out of bounds because they were β€œclassified” to avoid answering questions that would be uncomfortable and unveil the ruse that Hillary is just stupid but not corrupt and that Russiagate is a big nothing burger, Comey has now refused in writing to answer bi-partisan questions claiming that as a private citizen he has no legal impetus or requirement to answer such questions. This is as close to pleading the 5th as Comey will get, but it is just as cleary of an admission of guilt in my opinion.

    http://circa.com/politics/accountability/former-fbi-director-james-comey-refuses-to-answer-senate-judiciary-committee-questions

    Here are the questions;

    And remember President Trump is a shrewd judge of people, he finds opponent’s weak spots and gives nicknames meant to get under their skin and to define that person to the public β€œLittle Marco” β€œLow energy Jeb” β€œCrazy Bernie” β€œCrooked Hillary” β€œLyin’ Ted” and β€œPocahontas”.

    President Trump nick named Comey β€œNut Job” for a reason, Comey is now out to prove he is not a nut job. Look for Comey to get uncomfortable on Thursday.

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  6. Menagerie says:

    A really important topic. Biscuits. Video with recipe included, although they add sugar, and I wouldn’t be caught dead putting sugar in my biscuits or cornbread. It would cause a genuine revolt among my guys. I make square biscuits too, because if you put your biscuits in a square or rectangular pan, instead of on a cookie sheet, they will rise up instead of out. Just that change made my biscuits better, and they were pretty darned good before. Also, I like lard better than butter.

    First summer after we married my husband took me to his grandmother’s house to learn how to make biscuits and gravy. That woman could cook! The kind of good ole southern cooking that you can’t find much anymore.

    http://www.bonappetit.com/story/gas-station-biscuits-georgia

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    • michellc says:

      I use lard in my biscuits as well and no sugar, but I make them round, I just don’t roll them out and form them by hand as I found it makes them more tender. My aunt taught me to do that when I was young and told her my biscuits were tough.

      I do put sugar in my cornbread though when I don’t just open a box of Jiffy.

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      • stella says:

        My auntie Verna made her biscuits that way. She had the lightest touch!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        We always had cornbread available to eat. But, my dad called cornbread with sugar in it “corncake.”

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        • joshua says:

          my wife puts sugar in cornbread….I consider it Heresy…cornbread is crusty and on the salty side if anything….merely needs butter….use it to put under blackeyed peas with “pot liquour juice”….can be used to make cornbread dressing….which is complex is creation as my mother made it as her househelp taught her to make it growing up in the Big Thicket country of Eastern Texas.

          Cornbread, requires a aged, well seasoned, black skillet and a hot as heck heat to get the outside crust made when batter is poured in….then it goes into the oven to bake.

          Cornbread….is a religion, not a food….

          Cornbread is even better than Rock and Roll Music.

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        • michellc says:

          Mine doesn’t taste sweet because I don’t put much sugar in it, a couple of teaspoons for a normal pan of cornbread or a tablespoon for a large pan. Something else passed on from my family. My great aunt used to say it wasn’t southern cornbread without sugar and she wouldn’t make northern cornbread. lol I don’t know if it was southern or just Arkansas cornbread. πŸ™‚

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          • stella says:

            I think the sugar helps browning, and balances flavors.

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            • michellc says:

              I don’t really know for sure, it’s one of those things that’s how it’s always been done, so it’s the way I do it. I do know I prefer it that way and can tell a difference.

              I just always laugh at the south vs the north and whose opinion it is. I have an aunt who moved up north early in her marriage and have listened to her and other family members many times over the years arguing over everything from beans and cornbread to potato salad on whether it was cooked the southern way or northern way. lol

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            All my southern relatives make it without sugar. I’m sure it is just how the recipe comes down in the family.

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    • stella says:

      Where do you buy your lard (brand)?

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      • joshua says:

        crisco works

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        • joshua says:

          cornbread requires bacon drippings too…..can use vegetable oil if you don’t have lard in cornbread….bisquits…not my cookin….I can’t make decent gravy for it, so I just go somewhere that serves it for my “gut grease” input.

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        • stella says:

          I know, but I’d like to try lard. I use Crisco all the time.

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          • joshua says:

            any grocer that specializes in Hispanic (Mexican) food products will sell real lard….usually in about a number 3 washtub full size…used to make everything they eat…refried beans, tortillas, fajitas….you name it…..I think they bless their food with the Lard’s Prayer.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I just buy whatever the store has. I haven’t noticed any difference from one brand to another. And I quit rolling my biscuits out too. I flour my hands and lightly shape them. But the best thing has been using the square pan. Simple change, big difference.

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          • John Denney says:

            Lard is just rendered pork fat, so you could just buy a piece of fresh pork with lots of fat showing, cut off all the fat, chop it up and fry it up until very crisp. Drain the fat, cool it, and you have lard. Salt the crispy bits lightly for crispy numminess.

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          • Mr Snado says:

            Look up some ‘rendering lard’ youtube vid’s (snow white lard) and then go talk to your butcher. It’s easy to make and will last years in the freezer. The *cracklin’s* are just a bonus. It’s all we use in the cast iron cookware.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      My Grandpa taught me how to make bisquits! He worked day shift at the cotton mill, Nanny worked nights. He would get up every monring, make bisquits for the kids breakfast, and wrap up extras in waxed paper for their lunch.

      This was during the Great Depression. He earned $.75 per week for 60 hours, and raised 4 kids on it. He made the best bisquits in the world, and my Nanny would get her “Beauty Sleep”, lol.

      I had the sweetest Grandparents in the world. They taught me a lot about making do with very little. I miss them very much!

      And he used lard that He and the neighbors made themselves every Autumn.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Sugar in biscuits?? Ew. Who would do that? Must be somma them damn Yankees!

      My grandmother cooked pretty much everything with lard. Bought it in 5 gallon buckets. For biscuits she used “leaf” lard, which is lighter and comes from around the hog’s kidneys.

      How do you make square biscuits? Do you have a square biscuit cutter? Or use a knife? I’ve always made round ones, but lay them very close together so they are all touching, which helps rising up instead of out.

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  7. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Maths for breakfast.

    I’m not intelligent enough to understand if this thesis is a grand joke or not.

    http://www.theliberatedmathematician.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PiperThesisPostPrint.pdf

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      If you thought SJWs couldn’t take the STEM fields… you were wrong.

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      • joshua says:

        climate change “science” is all SJW doings…..explains why Divine Creation explanation is better than the Scientific Evolution Myth…..God makes things good. Scientists tend to make things that go BooM and Hurt people a lot of the time…then they are all amazed that folks call them evil.

        Liberals need a special island to all go live together in peace and harmony and procreate until they run out of food and turn to cannibalism to the result of extermination by hunger.

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    • joshua says:

      algebra..
      stop asking me to find your X
      she is not coming back, and I don’t know Y

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Wow that answers my question, I was always looking for X on the slide ruler….Math.πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

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  8. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Just took this one.

    I was going to ask the proprietor if he would sell me some of these flowers for my back yard, and then I realized… this IS my back yard! I can’t complain. Well, I could, but it wouldn’t help.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Silly Wooly. This is your backyard? 😯

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        Just bought a giant potted plant from the proprietor for Chef, walked it over to his house. He’s my friend. Geraniums and spider plants, put it in the shade.

        My alley is full of flowers for sale every summer. As I said, I can’t complain.

        I had a great pic of Tripod’s friend, Miss Kitty, but I can’t find it on my Photonbucket.

        She was sitting amidst many flowers, just chillin’. I slightly sepia-toned it.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          A couple of years back, I visited my folks in FL over Christmas and New Years. I tasked my neighbor with feeding him, and gave her the 9 Lives in a big bag. Whenever I called her from FL, she said she hadn’t seen him. When I got back, two weeks later, I wrote him off. Half a week after I got back, early January, the lady who works next door came up and knocked on my window — “Wooly! I Found him!”

          He had been trapped in the store for almost three weeks. No food. A dripping pipe in the corner of the basement for water is probably the only reason he is still alive. He was emaciated and hissing at us from behind a furnace when we found him.

          Miss Kitty disappeared when he did, and never returned. My landlady said, after we found him, after 8 years, “Okay, you can let him in now.” because she has a beating heart.

          Tripod is like me. He’s still here… for some reason.

          She isn’t. This picture is amazing. She never let anyone touch her, ever. One winter day, she realized why her friend Tripod liked to sit on my lap when I was out smoking a cigarette. She came close enough for me to snatch her up and placer her on my lap. Then she understood. I miss her, too.

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  9. joshua says:

    this maybe speaks to all the trolls and liberal SJW posters
    Never Argue with a Fool…

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  10. ImpeachEmAll says:

    For those keeping score…

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  11. stella says:

    Stupid travel β€œban” tricks
    How Trump characterizes the travel order is legally irrelevant.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/stupid-travel-ban-tricks/

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    • lovely says:

      Yep. Attorneys are paid to find the undated i or the uncrossed t of which “travel ban” is neither. President Trump calling the travel ban is legally insignificant.

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  12. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Socialists:

    Should keep their mouths shut…

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  13. stella says:

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  14. ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I disagree. It’s his account, just like this is Stella’s blog.

      Let his critics create their own Twitter account if they want. It’s a free country. And, per the 1st Amendment, he’s free to block, just as they are free to create their own accounts, upon which they can criticize (and wish ghastly death, or any other unspeakable horrors, upon) Trump (or his family, or his kids) as much as they crave, and they can also, under the same 1st Amendment, block anyone they choose to block.

      Knight Institute can go suck eggs.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My reply to this is (expletive deleted)!

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        The proper way to deal with terrorists…

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          And “Wild Bill Casey” director of the CIA said “wish we could do that “. Then the largest non nuclear explosion took out the Marine Barracks in Beirut few months later…..

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            And then our Hollywood Actor President ignored the whole MB aspect of it all, and fostered the dawn of “isolated incident” in the popular idiot lexicon, which continues to this day. Love me some Reagan, but he sure was an idiot regarding Islam. He’s not alone, in this regard. He’s in the good company of all the presidents in my lifetime.

            “Religion of Peace!” Shut up, GWB. Just shut the heck up. You’re an idiot.`

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    • lovely says:

      Thank you Impeach! That is the best laugh I had all day! πŸ˜‚

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  15. stella says:

    Some Michigan companies are ‘turning away work’ as 100K jobs go unfilled

    http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/06/some_michigan_companies_are_tu.html

    The 100,000 estimate for open jobs comes in part from openings posted on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, which on May 31 listed 97,766 jobs available. Many of those positions represent skilled or management positions across a range of industries, leaving other hourly and part-time jobs uncounted.

    Monthly employment data for Michigan released in late May showed an overall unemployment rate for the state of 3.7 percent. That compares to 4.5 percent a year earlier, when 81,000 fewer people were in the labor force – meaning that 94,000 more Michiganders were employed this spring.

    The regional unemployment numbers range from a low of 2.2 percent in Ann Arbor, 2.4 percent in Grand Rapids and 2.9 percent in Lansing to 6.7 percent in Northeast Lower Michigan and 5.8 percent in the Upper Peninsula.

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  16. lovely says:

    Am I the only person who thinks that Sara Reality Leigh Winner is just a patsy?

    How did she get her hands on top-secret NSA documents?

    Me thinks that she is shiny plankton in the food chain.

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  17. 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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  18. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Took this about 20 minutes ago.

    So glad I bought a bike.

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