General Discussion, Sunday, June 18, 2017

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  1. ZurichMike says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
    For me it’s a bit reflective and sad — first Father’s Day after my dad’s passing.

    Liked by 10 people

  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  3. joshua says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, grandfathers, and young men with a twinkle in their eye (but you will have to wait for awhile).

    And to young men everywhere, a father’s blessing on you all, may you make your mother’s proud.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    He’s a keeper…

    Liked by 8 people

  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Living on muscle, guts, and luck…
    (Johnny Cash)

    Liked by 4 people

  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Smarter with age, hopefully…

    Liked by 4 people

  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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. lovely says:

    I haven’t seen this before but apparently this is cut footage from the Putin interview. Putin makes Kelly look like a fool.

    Putin is so politically savvy, unperturbed and swift with his long knife that he almost makes James Comey look like a neophyte.

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Happy Father’s Day guys!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Howie says:

      Starting to spin

      Liked by 2 people

      • czarowniczy says:

        But we need both upper and lower atmosphere features to join in order to get that hurricane, ain’t got ’em yet, worst guesstimate is a tropical storm but a depression seems more likely.
        In the event it does become a whirling mass of destruction aimed at New Orleans the mayor’s office has its personal battalion of professional whiners and beggars poised to rush to DC and justify their demands for yet more Federal dollars.

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        • Yeah but this time it wont he president Bush there. It will be the Donald, and I don’t know but I don’t think whining Will impress him very much.


          • czarowniczy says:

            Little known fact: a few years back Trump was going yo buy a large plot downtown in what was a floundering New Orleans. He was going to build a huge hotel/condo complex that would have been the, if not in the top three, largest facilities in town.
            For some reason, after all of the hullabaloo, it quietly just went away – poof, no explainations, just poof. Smart rumors had it that while Trump’s used to third world shakedowns the NOLA politicians’ demands were way too out of line and he and his backers just pulled the plug. Wonder if he may still be harboring a grudge?

            Ain’t all that unusual for a major corporation to plan a development in/around NOLA and then back off for…undisclosed…reasons. Disney was looking around NOLA as a site for Disney World,they were even buying land on the north shore of the lake. The demands of Louisiana politicians became too great while Orlando put together a package that basically bribed Disney. Orlando knew it would benefit from the park while NOLA//Louisiana politicians wanted to start carving chunks off of the cash cow before it was even born. The rest is history.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Ooh, this doesn’t look good. Even if it isn’t a hurricane, it would cause a problem here. Evidently a drain pipe busted, I understand this happens about 3 times a year, and they are having to drain the lake/pond so they can fix it. But, it keeps raining and filling it up. I was so pleased to see it was getting full until this morning and it is half empty. So I asked someone who knew and she told the what was going on. And, it is getting ready to rain again here soon. Poor guys.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You’re just slightly behind the weather Henny Penny’s here.

      Liked by 1 person

      • WeeWeed says:

        Hell, up here they’re calling it a tropical cyclone or some shite – when I’sa kid they called it rain.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Menagerie says:

          Rain doesn’t terrify enough people into staying glued to tv.

          Liked by 3 people

        • czarowniczy says:

          Menagerie beat me to it…

          Local weather maven started the ‘weather as horror show’ movement here during hurricane Georges. The fear mongering got more polished as they perfected ‘terror through understatement and theatrics’ versus the old ‘WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE AND IN A SLOW AND HORRIBLE WAY!!!’.

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          • Menagerie says:

            When I was a kid it was just snow. Once they learned they could panic every old blue haired woman into fighting over the last loaf of bread or roll of toilet paper, they went all out. I always thought maybe the grocery stores subsidized the weather reports.

            Now we get “We are all going to burn to death from forest fires” when there is no rain and “We need to build arks” when there is rain. And now there can never ever be just a rain forecast. It always comes with the warning that there could be severe thunderstorms, lightening, high winds, and the potential for tornadoes. Even if the forecast for rain is 10%.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              All part of the plan to name urban sheeple think they still have some control over their lives, keep them interested sorta how zoo keepers hide food in toys to keep the stock ‘enriched’.


  11. joshua says:

    I wonder how Father’s Day was celebrated in the households of Megyn Kelly, or of Huma Abedin/Carlos Danger…..

    Liked by 2 people

  12. czarowniczy says:

    Looks like Trump forged another bullet. His 2018 budget had a provision that would have done away with disability benefits for a class of disabled vets who’d reached retirement age. These vets draw 100% disability pay if their disability prevents them from getting work, even though they may not be 100% disability rated. Once they reach social security age their benefits would end.
    Now that may sound fairish to some even though the arcane and convoluted method the VA uses to determine disability rates isn’t known to them. It’s quite possible to have a 60% disability and not be employable.
    Next we have the issue of many, if not most, of these vets are living off their disabilities so the amount of social security they receive would be minimal, less than their disability payments in most cases. Tbe VA would have taken these ‘savings’ and used them in another area.
    I know, Trump didn’t write this himself, the budget’s usually written by the agencies themselves and reviewed by Administration geeks, but someone blew this one, it had every vet’s group up in arms and Trump’s name was all over it.
    The provision was quashed but the bad blood is still in the water and Trump’s taking the hit…looks like the VA’s way of striking back at him for daring to confront them. Trump needs to winnow his money people.

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  13. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Liked by 4 people

  14. 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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  15. jeans2nd says:

    Next stop on the world tour. Destined for failure.

    methinks you guys are the only ones who understand caustic humor. or put on a good shew of it, anyways.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Coleco Adam had better be in there.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        My dad bought us one. Probably for more than his car cost, or six months of his mortgage. I didn’t want to mention this on Fathers Day, because I love him, and make similar bad purchase decisions. That was his worst.


  16. Wooly Covfefe says:

    On the CTH thread:

    Nigella says:
    June 18, 2017 at 11:02 pm
    Being a Christian I have to bite my tongue from saying what I really think…

    I replied “Just like Christ did… he was always afraid of saying what he really thought. Hmm….”

    Of course, it went to spam, because I’m nearly sure I’ve perma-banned from CTH.


    • Menagerie says:

      I checked. It says it was askimet approved 26 minutes before I checked it. Which was off of your posting time by about 5 minutes. So I have no idea where you were in the missing minutes, but it wasn’t spam.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Now I see it. I really don’t care if they go through or not, because I’m not all that narcissistic. And yet… It’s sometimes a pleasure when people hear your thoughts.

        Most times, lately, since I haven’t posted at the Tree in a year or two, more than once a month, if that, I type a comment, and the browser snaps me to the top of the page, and the comment didn’t post. Right away, anyways. Not a patient man.

        I like the Tree, but I like Stella’s better. So much less chaotic.

        This incident in London is a case for the Tree, though. Like nothing since Tray, Brown, and Garner. CTH and Reddit are in competition to see who can figure out the truth first, and I love it.

        So glad the Trump election is over. Now CTH can get back to what they did best.

        Liked by 1 person

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