General Discussion, Sunday, July 23, 2017

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  1. lovely says:

    Beautiful picture Stella πŸ™‚ . Very peaceful.

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  2. joshua says:

    I made two loaves of banana nut bread this afternoon….I am going to go eat a slice and then go to bed…..

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    • stella says:

      I made two loaves of banana bread this afternoon too (no nuts). Sounds like a plan. I also made a starter for ciabatta rolls tomorrow.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sigh…ate the bananas before they got ripe enough to make bread with. Most of the South’s bananas come in thru Gulfport, huge ships full. When I was a kid in West Palm they had them coming into the docks there, they swing huge nets full out of the holds and it wasn’t unusual for spiders the size of chihuahuas or huge snakes to fall out of those nets.

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      • Lburg says:

        Last night I made a starter for Anadama bread from “The Baker’s Apprentice”.

        The back story on the bread is that a Massachusetts woman left her husband and didn’t just leave him – left him with only a leftover pot of cornmeal mush and some molasses.

        He threw the mush, molasses, flour and yeast in a bowl and muttered “Anna, dam ‘er”….and so the bread was named.

        The story made me laugh so of course I had to try it. The first batch was exactly according to directions. The second batch will be according to directions…and me.

        Two wonderful things about baking bread:
        Making it mine. All mine. Mine mine mine.
        Sharing with everyone….breaking bread with them.

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      • joshua says:

        wow, Stella….I made these WITHOUT nuts too…never did that before, buy mrs joshua had some toothwork and didn’t need hard stuff….and turns out with butter on it, slices make great morning “toasty” stuff. I also cooked a batch of beef stew, but more like soup with all the veggies I put in it….had a bunch that was about to get marginal, and had some great beef steaks in freezer that were frozen longer than I like, so all went into the stew…also had some ham stock I made up and froze, so used that instead of beef or chicken stock in the stew….was planning to freeze and keep left over…but the herd here almost cleaned out the stew from the pot itself…..well, folks gotta eat…to hot to play outside with the bison….if I had any bison here.

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    • lovely says:

      Dark Lithuanian Rye Bread with butter is my favorite bread.

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  3. Lucille says:

    I don’t want to hear any more about Russia after this:

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  4. stella says:

    For those of you who may know him her, Treeper Jackphatz has had a terrible tragedy in his her family. He She posted on the prayer thread that his her 22-month old granddaughter has drowned, and is asking for prayer.

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    No injuries were reported among the 800 migrants and refugees housed on the island, which is one of the main gateways into Europe for people fleeing war and poverty.

    Every silver lining has a cloud.

    The quake toppled the minaret of a historic 18th century mosque and knocked boulders off the fortifications.

    Every cloud has a silver lining.

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  6. MaryfromMarin says:

    The 21st century equivalent of the Twinkie Defense:

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  7. ZurichMike says:

    Hi, everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting too much. My work schedule was unreal in the past several weeks. We have regulators who are going through one of the affiliates in my region it was 5 weeks of preparation and 3 weeks of on-premise “go fetch it!” and interviews EXHAUSTING.

    I have been lurking, of course. πŸ˜‰

    My peace offering is attched:

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  8. So a couple of times Menagerie posted a link to my autistic son’s blog I think on CTH, but I wanted to share this one with you all, just because. Blessings, Valerie

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      A very clear message. πŸ™‚

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    • Excellent post! He’s a very wise and Godly young man, Valerie. He’s had wonderful parental guidance.

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    • lovely says:

      Thanks for sharing Valerie πŸ™‚ .

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    • I accidentally posted this (first) to the Conservative Tree House, when I was only meaning to post it here…so here’s a “re-post”…

      Just wanted to let you guys know that you are an answer to prayer! I’ve been sharing a bit about my encounters here with my husband. He’s been praying for me for years that God would be bringing healing to some of the brokenness in my heart…& you guys & this place are becoming a part of that process!

      Thanks for this place of Fellowship, Freedom, Faith…& Fun! You have been providing a place of Refreshment, Rest, Reinvigoration, & Restoration. Thank you…All of You…for these Gifts!

      Blessings, in Christ,

      PS We ended up having home church today & here’s a song my son Josiah shared with us…enjoy!

      In case it doesn’t post right it’s an Israel Houghton song β€œYou Are Good”…on YouTube.

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  9. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    This is a reader’s comment to an article in ZeroHedge
    “My baby was in New York and she went to Carnegie Hall, where one of the world’s greatest violinists, Vladimir Spivikov was performing with the Virtuosi of Moscow. It was this spring. Real story, not kidding. The concert was packed maybe half the crowd were Russian emigres. When the concert was over, the people coming out of Carnegie Hall were met by maybe 50 or so Antifa protesters accusing Russians of hacking our election….
    “Well somebody pushed somebody, and they pushed somebody back, a brawl broke out, and the Russian classical music lovers started beating the shit out of the protesters. It broke out into the street, patrol cars came screeching up and police broke them up.
    “Following day – not a word about this in the NYT or anywhere else. Right in front of Carnegie Hall. That’s how bad it is.”

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    • joshua says:

      I think President Trump recognizes that Russians are serious FIGHTERS and are better to be friendly with and non insulting than to pick a stupid fight with. Classical music lovers are not wimps in other parts of the world…..antifa jerks should be put in Gitmo.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Can I buy all of those Russians couple of cases of Vodka?

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  11. stella says:

    For Outlander fans, seen on Facebook, Diana Gabaldon’s page:

    Hi, all! Made it to San Diego Comic Con, and have been having a wonderful time–signed books for a lot of great fans this morning at the Random House booth, had lunch with the cast, production/writing people, and the fabulous Starz and Sony PR staff–then beetled back to the convention center for the much-anticipated OUTLANDER panel!

    It was fun and Jenna Dewan did a fabulous job of hosting. But the highlight was….as any of you who’ve been on Twitter in the last hour probably know…that they chose to show the first episode of Season Three!

    Ron and Maril and I all sneaked out and sat in the audience, to see how people reacted, and it was truly wonderful to see how riveted everyone was (and as I remarked to Ron afterward, “And they laughed in the right places, too!”).

    Anyway, I mention this specifically because I’ve seen a lot of worries that the episode might be talked about widely and spoil it for people who won’t see it until September. So that’s what this specific post is for: IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT EPISODE 301 (whether you saw it or not), YOU CAN DO THAT HERE. If you don’t want to know–stop reading. I’ll post something else entertaining for you later tonight. And if you did see the episode, please be considerate and don’t reveal the details all over the internet–at least not without posting a big, fat Spoiler Warning on it.

    So…if you want to discuss, feel free! Hope y’all enjoyed it!

    Here’s a link to the page if you want to read the conversation, and some spoilers:

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  12. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  13. joshua says:

    on the site across the hall….intense discussion about Trump going to the Boy Scout Jamboree and following diatribes about the Boy Scouts Organization corporate decisions about inclusion during this foolish period of Fluidity of Gender and Various Proclivities of impuned Evil….

    Glad he is going…he is an Excellent All Male Leadership Role Model for the Scouts.

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    • lovely says:

      Well when you get clocked with a piece of the sky you can’t say that the Roseanna Roseannadanna’s didn’t warn you πŸ™‚ .


    • shiloh1973 says:

      Doesn’t matter what gender you are, he is the President of all Americans. I can’t think of anything he has said that disparages any human being. I think it is a great opportunity to speak with a great group of young people. The BOA is a long standing organization who have done amazing things for young people. I was part of an Explorer”s group back in the early 70’s. It was a part of BOA and allowed females. Great experience.

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      • joshua says:

        shiloh1973…the Explorer organization was a very smart move for the BSA…I too was an Explorer and took a canoe trip for two weeks up though Canadian National Parks with a group…Explorer program recognized that the age group at the end of Boy Scouts was all too young for the Explorer aged boys to stay engaged, as they just discovered girls and the boy scouts took up romance attempting time… even more clever, they admitted girls…now these girls had to hold up their own, so they were not Barbie types, but they brought girls to the meetings etc….and many guys were driving by then, and the trips and events were stuff not available to Boy Scouts without some parent of the Troop Leader driving them places.

        Also, we sneaked cigars and cigarettes to our outings…but no booze.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Good heavens, what a mess that thread was! It went from a “wow, the President is going to visit the Boy Scouts at the Jamboree” to all kinds of forays into illogic about anything *but* the BSA!

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  14. czarina33 says:

    Czar here….Welllllll, it appears that in switching from her account to mine the iPad didn’t some of my zingers came in under her gravitar. She’s asked me to clarify that so, following her wishes, I issue the disclaimer that if you see witty comments under her gravitar it’s probably a mistake.

    I’m waiting to post this as sh’s holding a large bowl of hot ramen right now…

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  15. lovely says:

    Asking for prayers. I am headed out to hospice to visit my friend, he has a week to two left. I don’t want to post personal information so I will just ask for prayers that he accept the peace of Christ.

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  16. Something happened over the weekend on Twitter that got me thinking. I hope we Conservatives are coming together to help defend each other from liberals, online and everywhere else. A lady on Twitter mentioned that she had flown in the same plane as Ann Coulter before and that Ann was a nice person and lovely to fly with. I responded to that tweet and then saw that a liberal had cruised by and insulted this woman, so I challenged the liberal to back up what he was alleging.

    What really kind of struck me was that this woman really appreciated the backup. I know where she’s coming from; in these confrontations online or otherwise it’s nice to know that someone has your back. I say all this to say, I hope we are all backing other Conservatives up as much as we can. We may not all agree on everything, but I really feel like we need to learn to hang together.

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  17. stella says:

    Makes me smile

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  18. Howie says:

    As soon as I was banned all the mitigation trolls left.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. stella says:

    Just made a pan of dog treats. I’ll let you know how they go over with Tucker:

    1 12.5 oz can chicken, with the liquid (you can use tuna)
    3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (I used white whole wheat)
    3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
    2 eggs
    1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
    1/8 Cup finely chopped fresh parsley (you could leave this out, or substitute
    something else that is safe for your dog to eat)

    350 degrees for 20 minutes in a covered, greased 9×9″ pan. Should have the consistency of fudge, and must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Cut or break up into sizes appropriate for your dog. They are suggested as training treats, and I think they would be good for that.


  20. Lucille says:

    You likely already know about this, Stella…

    Michigan: Muslim lunges at cops with knife, sword, tells neighbor to bow to Allah
    July 23, 2017 3:11 PM By Robert Spencer


  21. ImpeachEmAll says:

    socialists being socialists. πŸ˜‰

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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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  23. stella says:

    I have a feeling this could be a big deal. The media has gone out of their way to ignore it.

    EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

    FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case.

    Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

    A high-level congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into β€œserious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

    Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker…

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