General Discussion, Saturday, July 15, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    I’m still here.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Honor the Fallen | Remembering those lost in the KC-130 crash
    Marines Channel –
    A memorial video for those lost in the KC-130 crash, July 10th, 2017.

    These service members with Marine Forces Reserve VMGR-452 and Marine Corps Special Operations Command 2d Raider Battalion were lost when their KC-130T went down over Mississippi on July 10, 2017 while in transit from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.

    “On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 15 Marines and sailor who perished earlier this week in Mississippi. Please keep them and those left behind in your thoughts and prayers.
    We remain committed to the surviving families, and will continue the thorough investigation into the cause of this tragedy.”

    β€” Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller

    Semper Fidelis

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      😦

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Top of the news here, Gov Bryant promised a monument to the Marines will be built on or near the crash site.

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      • Menagerie says:

        That jogs my memory. NAACP wants the one Confederate statue in front of the courthouse in Chattanooga removed. I think I read that the state NAACP backed down but the local group is still at it. Massive hostile Facebook rage has ensued.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Can’t wait until they start demanding Confederate monuments/memorials (if not the graves themselves) be removed from national and public cemeteries.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Haven’t they started that already? Don’t they want crosses removed from headstones?

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            • czarowniczy says:

              I’ve heard there are foljs trying to remove ALL religious symbology from headstones and in most Federal and some public cemeteries they won’t allow Confederate flags of any kind to be placed on the graves of Cobfederate veterans.

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  3. First John, Chapter 4.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Our money is so screwed up, I’m not sure this makes a difference from the argument of a cashless society. Personal security and privacy is gone though.

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    • joshua says:

      I remember the advent of big time computers and it was called the beginning of the “paperless society”…..yeah, how did THAT turn out….

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I remember. When we started using the computers for everything, my boss and everyone stayed on my case because they found out I was keeping paper copies. That is, until the day the computers went down for several days and they all came to me for the paperwork they needed copies of immediately. After that, I was a hero and nobody bothered me any more. LOL

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    • John Denney says:

      The paranoid would call it, “The Track All Your Financial Dealings Challenge.”

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little Song Dance for Wooly…

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Can you see me now? πŸ˜‰

      There’s a pole dance video version;
      but thought it best to not show.
      Knew you would be able to see it. πŸ˜‰

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      A band called “Pavlov’s Dog”?

      That doesn’t ring a bell…

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Why I never hear of this band? I don’t get it.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      And to think I thought Pat Benatar could sing, and that her band was good.

      This es superas. Wonderful music.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Wait just a danged minute now. Let’s not cast aspersions on Pat.

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        • Noooo! Pat is awesome!

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        • I have a great friend, 10 years now, who is the lead in a Pat cover band.

          She is absolutely amazing, and Benatar herself would be impressed. All they do is her covers. And the occasional Joan Jett song. They really do love rock & roll.

          This lady becomes Pat Benatar on stage, with her hubby on bass, and the crowd normally can’t tell it’s not the real thing. They do shows around SW MI all summer long.

          Me and her used to get into it, like cats and dogs, politically. Some years ago we both decided to quit talking politics. It’s never worth it, and now we are great friends.

          She’s a waitress at the restaurant I used to work for, and a wonderful woman. And she can sing and perform onstage like you wouldn’t believe.

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          • stella says:

            There are times when it is better to just avoid politics. My daughter and I take that path, and it is a much better way. She sees my Facebook posts, though, so I hope some of them hit the mark!

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          • Menagerie says:

            I am a little artistic, and I’d love to be better at the various things I do. But if there is one talent I would love to be gifted with, it would be to sing beautifully. It really disappoints me that I can’t. Our RCIA teacher says we should join the choir especially if we can’t sing because, hey, show God what He did to us. πŸ˜€

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            • Wooly Covfefe says:

              As much as I hate Hollywood, Whoopi Goldberg’s movie Sister Act was incredible for those who wish to sing, and really SING.

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              • stella says:

                My cousin was a dancer (Vegas scenes) in Sister Act II. Also The BirdCage, Rent, and Austin Powers.

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              • stella says:

                You have seen him. He’s done more than sixty commercials, including 13 for Old Navy and The Gap (all the dance ads – Khaki a go go, etc), and 14 for Pepsi. Also appeared in 50 music videos, and was assistant choreographer and dance captain (at 19) on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour. He has danced with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson etc. His mother wouldn’t let him take dance lessons, but he did participate in gymnastics in high school. He took his first dance class at USC, and was hired for the Madonna tour almost immediately. Goes to show you that if you are determined, you can go far.

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                • Menagerie says:

                  My DIL took Irish step dance classes for years, still does. She took me to see Riverdance. Those dancers are art, energy, power, and beauty in motion.

                  I loved the show, but I looked over at my DIL and she had tears running down her cheeks. I think both because she was taken by the power of the show, although it was not her first time to see it, she actually saw the original, but also out of gratitude and memory. She grew up really poor and somehow her mother managed to take her to see that show as a teen. She is now so genuinely appreciative of her every blessing. It’s a beautiful trait to see, and makes you realize how much most of us take our blessings for granted.

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                  • Riverdance was incredible. I only ever got to see Flatley & Co. on VHS.

                    Still incredible. Lord of the Dance was also amazing.

                    This honkey can’t dance to save his life. I live vicariously through Michael Flatley, and the other white guy, Michael Jackson.

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                  • joshua says:

                    Riverdance used to set my hair on fire while watching Flatley and his crew of lovely lads and ladies.

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              • Menagerie says:

                I loved Sister Act. Thankfully, for my ability to enjoy a good movie, it was before the Whoop got quite as lunatic as she is now. Also, before I got quite as mad at political idiots as I am now.

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              • lovely says:

                I don’t think I’ve seen a single movie with Whoopi in it.

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            • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

              I can’t sing, but that doesn’t stop me.

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          • Years back my husband’s (then) Christian Rock Band, Binding Faith, performed/ministered at Faith Fest, downriver from Detroit…anyway “Elvis” opened for them. I thought it was hilarious to mention to unsuspecting people that Elvis opened for my husband’s band. Apparently Faith Fest is no no more, which is a shame as it was a clean, safe, free, family friendly event that glorified the Lord & was a great way for local Christian musicians to interface…

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  5. One more spin tonight.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        I rode down and took those this morning when I woke up.

        I met a 17-year old kid on the pier just after I took that first pic. Turns out he’s the son of the guy that got me hired at my last restaurant as a dishwasher, he was the head cook, and he passed away in 2009 from a bad seizure.

        Kid was setting up his poles for steelhead-fishing, while we watched all the boats go out for coho salmon fishing. I told him if he applies at my old place, he will be hired just based on his name. I met him once when he was like 8 and in Little League. I told him, “Yep, I’m a professional dishwasher, and your Dad’s partly to blame for that.” He laughed.

        When you go out into town in the morning, all the people you meet are morning people.

        I love that.

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    • Menagerie says:

      You are a lucky man. I’d love to be able to have that view when I wanted.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        You’re right, Menagerie. I am a lucky man. I try to deserve that.

        A few minutes ago I told former Bossman that I met this kid.

        He said, “Yeah, I know the kid. No ambition whatsoever. Aimless. Going nowhere.”

        I said to him, “No ambition? He’s fishing with multiple poles at 0700 in the morning?”

        I was right — former Bossman has nothing good to say about anyone. Not even the son of his former head cook. Sad. He goes to St. Basil’s each Sunday, too. I’m not sure what he learns, there. I sit outside and pray, looking up at the church.

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        • Menagerie says:

          He may be wasting his time inside, you may be losing opportunities outside. Who knows but God? Perhaps he is a bettter man than he would have been without his attendance at mass. We are all on a long journey, and we take plenty of stumbles, turns, and side trips.

          If I have learned one thing since I was baptized, well even before, it’s that the path to heaven for most of us is a crooked winding sometimes rocky one. Because we make it so.

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            Former Bossman is a wonderful man. His whole family is wonderful.

            He just seldom has anything good to say about anyone. I cannot imagine living like that, while being so blessed with prosperity and good workers and four restaurants. He looks for, and speaks of, the negative in everyone, instead of the opposite.

            I’ll continue to sit outside, look up at the Cross, and pray.

            I’m doing a catering job for St. Basil’s this afternoon, in about an hour.

            Go figure. πŸ™‚

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              It could be as simple as how he was raised. I have finally figured out that my mother’s constant criticism came from her family. One of her most used sayings was “The only thing I don’t like about that is………”. I had a really hard time erasing that from my vocabulary. If I made a decision her response was “Are you sure you want to do that?”

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              • Menagerie says:

                My mother almost never had anything good or complimentary to say. I had to realize that I had picked up many of her habits and work hard to break to negativity. I’m still trying.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Same here. I didn’t have my son until I was 42 and I am glad because it gave me a chance to grow up and get rid of a lot of that. But, I still work hard at it because I catch myself saying things I don’t want to hear myself say. I don’t tell my son and DIL what to do, although I have to admit, I nearly had a heart attack when they told me they were going to stay in a campground for a week or so until their new house was ready. At the time, her baby was due anytime. πŸ™„

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                • My first boyfriend met my family & commented about how incredibly critical everyone was of each other…& these were all people who loved the Lord…it’s an easy trap to fall into & I have to consciously work at Not being so critical (but of course just analytical). So many of my current family members are very sensitive emotionally that it’s relatively easy to discern when I’ve spoken too harshly. We vow to never be like our parents & then so often repeat the patterns…

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            • stella says:

              You forgot the part about the former boss man being selfish and cheap. A man who takes advantage of his employees.

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            • lovely says:

              Just wondering Wooly, what is wonderful about your former bossman other than he is a child of God and we should see Christ in him so he is therefore wonderful.

              Seems to me he is a self serving jerk who abuses and uses everyone and anyone he considers beneath his station in life.

              I’m not asking in a petulant way but in all honesty I’d like to know what you see as wonderful in him. I work with a lot of people and I have to find the wonderful in them. If I said one of them was wonderful most people would scoff.

              Often when I talk about these folks on here I change some identifiers but never the heart of the personality or situation.

              One fellow was abandoned by his dad when he was a baby, and mother doesn’t talk to him (she abused him for years and sabotaged every healthy relationship he tried to be part of.) The world sees him as a young felon, a thief, a druggie, a boozer, a liar, slothful, I see the broken man who is trying to better his life, the man who everyday says today I won’t drink or use, today I will pray for my parents, today I will work at motivating myself to do something I don’t want to do but dang my old life is tempting.

              But today I try.

              There is something about being a small small boy and waking up on the floor with rats licking up your drunken mother’s vomit that does something deeply troubling to the soul.

              Most people don’t see that he is trying, even though he has been clean and sober for over 2 years now. They see a felon, a thief, a druggie, a boozer, a liar, a slothful bum even though he has been employed for over a year and shows up to work every day.

              Anyhow what are some of your old bossman’s redeeming qualities? People don’t have to have redeeming qualities in order for us to love them and pray for their conversion or for us to be kind to them but I’m surprised that you think he is wonderful.

              And I may just be overthinking your comment, here is my concern in a nutshell (It just struck me that I wasn’t sure why I was bothered by you calling him wonderful) I think we have to be careful to safeguard ourselves against toxic people in our lives and I feel like he is a toxic person in your life. Acknowledging that keeps you safe from his attempts to manipulate you but doesn’t mean you are any less charitable in your heart or actions toward him.

              Steps back over a line I hope I haven’t crossed.

              ❀️

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              • The person who is trying to overcome his past via (sometimes) small triumphs reminds me of so many people at Celebrate Recovery. That is a Christian 12 Step Program, and many of my husband’s various bands have played for them, providing worship/rock music for the beginning of their services. They talk about overcoming habits, hurts, & hangups. The people that came to the CR services I witnessed seemed overflowing with love & grace for each other…& incredibly understanding of the weaknesses & failures of others. They provide a testimony to the power of Christ to heal, redeem, & transform even the most broken among us.

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                • In fact, it seems like most of the guys my husband has “rocked” with have been delivered out of the darkness in some pretty amazing ways. Their ability to use their gifts to Glorify the Lord & to humbly share some of their testimonies of God’s Grace in setting them free (of course as works in progress!), are tangible representations of how “what Satan meant for evil God uses for good”.

                  Wherever those places of bondage or brokenness lie within us, when surrendered to the Lord they may actually be the key to our most powerful witness–because we Know that we didn’t set ourselves free…that was the Work of Christ!

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            • lovely says:

              By the way Wooly I love and respect you to the moon. If you hadn’t posted your picture and told me this red headed chap was you I would have trouble believing it. I believe you are a source of joy for the world.

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          • stella says:

            I think that’s true. People who have embraced their relationship with God are seekers. They openly investigate different paths in order to find the one that suits them best.

            My mom was nominally a Presbyterian. We attended the Evangelical and Reformed Church when I was a child (like Lutheran), and she taught Sunday School there, cooked for Rotary, was quite involved.

            BUT, she also investigated other paths. She went to prayer meetings at a Pentacostal church with a friend, experienced speaking in tongues, later became a Baptist, and finally joined the Christian Missionary Alliance Church with my aunt.

            I remember (in Bible school) attending other religious houses of God – Jewish and Methodist stick in my mind. I don’t think that is wrong, as long as you understand the beliefs.

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            • Menagerie says:

              I always wanted to attend a synagogue but never felt it was okay (from their standpoint, not mine) to just stroll in, not knowing the customs and whether non Jews were welcome. I once had a customer who promised to take me but he never did.

              Before I got involved in RCIA I thought about joining Bible classes in one of the Protestant churches but that wouldn’t have worked down here. The fellowship I wanted would have, in all likelihood been friction IRL, and we do not go at Biblical interpretation the same way in many cases.

              Sometimes I miss the friendliness, the commonality and cohesiveness of the small churches here in the south. Their unity in caring for the sick and bereaved, the Homecoming Days with food out the wazoo, the “singings” they have. There is a more spontaneous joy in many of the congregations than you typically find in the larger Catholic parishes.

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              • There is a relatively small local church that hosts a ladies Bible study that I prefer over the one at my own church, especially because it tends to draw people from many other churches & denominations and the varied viewpoints provide such a richness to our understanding of The Word…haven’t been in years, though, so maybe this Fall I’ll get that domain back “together” a bit again…

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    • lovely says:

      Wooly, you are not the only one happy that you now have a bike, thank you for sharing such glorious pictures with us. Amazing!

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      • Menagerie says:

        I think I’m about to get a cheap one. But who knows if I can still ride one. I walk a lot. Need a new exercise.

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        • lovely says:

          I tried riding my daughter’s bike recently. Let’s just say my balance ain’t what it used to be!

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        • stella says:

          Biking will be easier on your feet.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I’ve let myself get out of the habit, but two years ago I walked so much that I reached the limit of how fast I could physically go and was having some trouble getting my HR up where I wanted it. I got some trekking poles and that really helped. Also, I bought a good rebounder and that is great exercise, easy on the joints, and has quite a few other health benefits besides the aerobic exercise.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I had trouble getting my heart rate up back in my early 30’s when I was doing so much aerobics. I was doing the really hard and fast ones. I finally slowed down and did the movements much slower which strangely got my heart rate up. I was in such good shape back then. I was never tired and slept really well at night.

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              • stella says:

                I did Callanetics for a while, which seems really easy when you watch someone else do it, but not so easy when it is you! All about small movements rather than large ones, but still challenging.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  LOL I actually liked the fast movements much better than the slower ones for some reason. And, I tried yoga, but it bored me to tears and stressed me out. Which was hysterical since it was supposed to relax you.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

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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’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    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!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  8. stella says:

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    • That’s just nasty! 🀒

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Or was that the Uber after transporting Hillary?.?

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    • joshua says:

      Slime eels? Do you mean Congresspersons?

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    • joshua says:

      how do you put together 7000 pounds of these things? wouldn’t they slide off the loading pallet? what are they used for anyway? is this a Muslim thing somehow, or a Democrat campaign ritual party.

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      • joshua says:

        OK…..this is clearly a Korean delicacy.
        The name suggests endorsement by Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters
        Hagfish…slime eels.

        An ugly primitive sea creature is fetching sort of pretty prices for some Oregon fishermen. With an abundantly available resource and willing buyers, a number of fishermen are cashing in on a relatively small, but extremely hungry Asian market, most notably Korea.

        By any name, hagfish – also known as slime eels – are not among nature’s beauties. But they play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem as bottom-feeding scavengers, and among folks in Korea, they are prized as edible delicacies and even considered aphrodisiacs. Their hides yield, among other things, eel-skin wallets that patrons can use to shell out the money needed to purchase the eels of their choice from a restaurant’s live tanks in a process similar to selecting live lobsters.

        Demand for both flesh and hide exceeds supply, particularly in Korea, where hagfishing is almost nil due to extensive overfishing.

        Frank Button, owner of F/V First Hope out of Newport, Oregon, said he has fished for what some call β€œsnot snakes” for the past three years off the Oregon coast, and is currently landing about 7,000 to 18,000 pounds of the live wiggling slimers each trip.

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  9. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Betsy Macauey on Lou Dobbs to discuss the cowardly GOP and new health care legislation [yes she read the bill and had it bookmarked!

    Said she is appalled at how cowed the GOP is by the lies and demogogary of the Democrats and those against the bill.

    She said Schummer is criss-crossing the country to demogogue the bill using the opioid crisis as his whipping post — in fact this bill give $45 BILLION dollars to the opioid crisis. This is 40 x more than the Obama Admin was willing to commit to the opioid crisis and 5 x more than spending for breast cancer funding, $6, 670 for ever opioid addict in the country…. yet Schummer is out saying this senate bill abandons opioid addicts and their families…

    WHERE THE HELL is McConnell to tell the truth – where are the other senators!!!!!!!!!!!

    The bill repeals the employer mandate.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. stella says:

    FOR OUTLANDER FANS:

    A peek at the new season.

    Liked by 1 person

    • stella says:

      Seen on Facebook (in answer to a question):

      Diana Gabaldon: Yes, and no. As I said on a panel at the Denver Comic Con earlier this month, “I’m sixty-five; I don’t do identity politics.” By which I mean, I couldn’t care less about issues like balance, diversity, and “fairness” in fiction. I write about people, and I think everyone has notable characteristics that affect their situation, personality and behavior. Some of those are bound to be sexual, and I treat sexual proclivities with honesty, regardless.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. Liked by 5 people

  12. Menagerie says:

    I can’t stop watching this. Not only have I passionately loved Van Gogh’s art since I was in junior high, these actors bring this scene to vivid life. For me it’s as if I’m seeing Van Goth really time travel, and the other man really ask himself “Did I just…no, ?” Worth the watch.

    Liked by 5 people

    • lovely says:

      Thanks Menagerie, it gave me goosebumps and tears. I love Van Gogh.

      There was a Van Gogh exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, part of the exhibit was a replica of his bedroom which was the inspiration for Bedroom in Arles. He painted life and color into that room, seeing it in full scale was sad, the bed was tiny, maybe 3 feet wide and it just struck me how alone he was in the world, I started crying only to look over and see my daughter crying and we both said, “It’s just so sad.”

      Liked by 4 people

      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        Me too.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Menagerie says:

        I would love the opportunity to see some of his art. If I could voice what I love about him, I would say exactly what the man in the video said. Everyone of course has different taste in art, which is wonderful, but to me, every other artist pales beside the life Van Gogh brings to paintings. To me, they are never two dimensional, but almost seem to jump off the canvas.

        A few years ago the faux finisher in me fell in love with the art of Gustav Klimt.

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    • Sharon says:

      I take it Vincent and the Doctor – is a movie? You know how clueless I am in movie lore, Menagerie.

      That’s a moving clip, regardless. How many of the “famous” or the unknowns have lived and died without ever having the understanding of what their lives and gifts meant to others…..

      Liked by 4 people

      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        Dr. Who is a very old British TV show that has numerous Dr.s over the years. He travels through time in a policeman’s corner box. I never knew about it until my stint in the U.K.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Menagerie says:

        I found the clip on Facebook. I have never watched the show, but the quality of acting and subject matter in this short clip has me thinking that I might need to check it out.

        From what I understand, Dr. Who is one of those shows that has long term followers like Star Trek.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Thank you, Menagerie. That brought tears! He’s always been #1 in my estimation as well. I also love Claude Monet.

      Liked by 4 people

    • The Tundra PA says:

      Thank you for this. I, too, love Van Gogh.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. lovely says:

    I think some of you might enjoy this, I’d of posted it up thread but the reply space was getting small and you really need to see it in full scale to enjoy the pure fun of this video.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. lovely says:

    How is it that I have never seen this? Racist CNN 2012.

    Language warning but it really is worth it.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. lovely says:

    Another one bites the dust.

    Another Victim of Clinton Arkancide? Man Set to Testify Against Clinton Foundation Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/another-victim-clinton-arkancide-man-set-testify-clinton-foundation-found-dead-apparent-suicide/

    SMH

    Hillary should have been in prison a long long time ago.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. lovely says:

    Teen says tattoo covering half his face is making it hard to find work

    http://nypost.com/2017/07/14/teen-says-tattoo-covering-half-his-face-is-making-it-hard-to-find-work/

    Chap gets tossed out his parents house along with his pregnant girlfriend.

    Robs a tourist using a knife.

    Goes to the slammer.

    Gets drunk on jail brew.

    Wakes up with half his face tattooed “DEVEST8”.

    Gets out of the slammer.

    Girlfriend won’t let him see the baby.

    He can’t get a job because potential employers find his tattoo off-putting.

    …..
    And it seems that he thinks he is a victim of circumstance.

    I wonder where this is headed?

    Liked by 2 people

  17. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Greta Van Susteren
    1 hr Β·

    Remember my former colleague Tony Snow? Tony left Fox to become White House Press Secretary to President Bush 43. Tony died a short time later leaving a wife and young children. The video is behind the scenes to a movie Tony’s now grown up son Robbie is making. By the way, I miss Tony…but everyone whoever met Tony misses him.

    Below is the note that came with the video emailed to me below. It is from the Lead Producer on this movie. I am very excited for Tony’s son and all the young people working on this movie.

    —-

    And that’s a wrap!

    We have officially completed filming of Nesting Dolls! Thank you all so much for the support and love, We could not have done it without you.

    We wrapped filming this past Saturday and ended with a well deserved water jug dump on Director Robbie Snow. There were a few tears as we ended but, everyone is so excited to see the finished film, so ware going straight into post production.

    I have attached the Behind the scenes video below with photos to come.

    Thank you all so much again!

    https://www.facebook.com/greta/?hc_ref=ARQDGeLimnB-tjgFX8a8kwzEX136El35o734mhG9XpWeetYzaRpal_HpenUej3fQoAY&fref=nf

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  18. 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

    Liked by 5 people

  19. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Perhaps, the reason the socialists
    are pushing sex change operations…

    Like

  20. ImpeachEmAll says:

    socialists being socialists…

    Imagine how happy they
    will be in 3 1/2 years. πŸ˜‰
    (Trump’s second term)

    Liked by 3 people

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