General Discussion, Friday, August 4, 2017

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  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Morning Everyone!!!!!!!! Got to grab some shut eye…0430 comes very early….TGIF!!!!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Very good article by Sally Zelikovsky, former head of SF Bay Area Patriots (and a friend):

    Cooler Heads and Chaos

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/cooler_heads_and_chaos.html

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Mary, excellent article!!! It’s the country class who revolted against the political class. That’s how you defined the election of President Trump, 2016. Pass along to you read good friend my best, and keep these articles coming!!!!!!!

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  3. Lucille says:

    The Dynamic Duo is back….

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  4. Wooly Covfefe says:

    My future ex-wife.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Lock Up Reporters Who Leak Classified Material! Dick Morris TV

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little entertainment during your morning tea, coffee, or … πŸ˜‰

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    • Menagerie says:

      I’ve been there!

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        • Menagerie says:

          Unlike Johnny Cash, I haven’t been everywhere. Not even lots of places.

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            I got West of the Mississippi once. Went to Scottsdale with my folks when he had a business meeting there. Climbed Camelback Mountain (a bump, really), lit up a cigarette, and had fifty hikers look at me like I was the devil. I was pleased at that reaction from these health nuts. I looked at them and said “Yep. I’m smoking a cigarette after climbing up to the top of a mountain. I don’t know what you do after a climb, but that’s what I do.”

            I guarantee they all had sexual thoughts after I said that.

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          • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

            I’ve been in at least 35 states, and 7 countries. (My Mom was a traveling fool). My party piece is if anyone asks where I’m from, I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. Always makes people say, “Really?”. It’s one of those strange things you remember from 5th grade. I was in a choir and we learned a song called “Fifty Nifty United States”. It stuck in my head!

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          • The Tundra PA says:

            But ya have been to Alaska, ah? And hopefully will come again!

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          • joshua says:

            Menagerie….this is for you to celebrate not having been everywhere.
            think of all the TSA groping you missed, the bad food you did not have to eat, the lumpy bed hotel mattresses you missed out on the rude cab drivers you never met, the shoes you never broke on rough uneven cobblestones, the beggars and swindlers you never had to get rid of, and the postcards you never had to send back to everyone.

            lol

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        • The Tundra PA says:

          There’s an Alaska version of this song that I like even better. It’s on Michael Faubion’s CD Greetings from Paris on the Kuskokwim. I can’t find a YouTube of it, only the CD itself available from Amazon for 20 bucks. The entire CD is great, all songs about Bethel, Alaska, which is a rare and unique place. “I’ve Been Everywhere in Alaska” names every city, town and village in the entire state–and some of those names are incredible tongue-twisters. Kwigillingok, Kongiganak, Napaimuit, Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Quinhagak, Kasigluk, Akiachak, Chuathbaluk…

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          • joshua says:

            Is this it?

            Like

            • joshua says:

              I’ve Been Everywhere in Alaska
              song by Geoff Mack (I’ve Been Everywhere)
              Bethel lyrics by Michael Faubion

              I got my snow machine stuck out on that windy Atmautluak trail. When along came a musher, pulled me out and a saved my tail. He said, “If you’re going to Atmautluak man, with me you can ride.” So I climbed into the sled and I hunkered down inside.

              I said, “Have you ever seen a trail with so much ice and snow?” and he said, “Listen, Bud, I’ve been everywhere in this state there is to go.”

              He said–

              I Been everywhere, man,
              In Alaska I been there, man,
              Across the tundra bare, man,
              I even seen a grizzly bear, man,
              I been everywhere!

              I been to Juneau, Prudhoe, Yukon, Barrow, Minto, King Cove, Kobuk, Koyuk, Cordova, Seldovia, Sleetmute, Nightmute, Paimute, Ohogomuit, Nogomuit, what a hoot–

              Togiak, Kodiak, Akiak, Aniak, Nushagak, Chevak, Naknek, Yakutat, Noatak, Nyac, Napaskiak, Napakiak, Adak, Unimak, Snack Shack, Hell and back–

              Nenana, Tanana, Tanacross, Holy Cross, Quinhagak, Kanatok, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Hydaburg, Petersburg, Petersville, Placerville, Farewell, Cantwell, oh well, what the hell–

              Sheldon’s Point, Dall Point, Pitka’s Point, Pilot Point, Point Spencer, Copper Center, Point Hope, Point Lay, Sand Point, Icy Cape, Big Lake, Tanakee, Kake, Mcgrath, Wasilla, Willow, what a killer–

              Noorvik, Anvik, Selawik, Kotlik, Sitka, Chitna, Chickaloon, Chicken, Kwethluk, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Alakanuk, Koyukuk, Holikachuk, Chuathbaluk, just my luck–

              Lime Village, Mountain Village, Arctic Village, Stevens Village, North Pole, North Way, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Kalskag, Kaltag, Shageluk, Shaktoolik, Moose Pass, Rainy Pass, False Pass, Anaktuvik Pass–

              I been to Anchorage, Dillingham, Anchorage, Bethel, Anchorage, Nome, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, Anchorage, Seward, Anchorage, Homer, Anchorage..Anchorage..Anchorage–

              Old Harbor, Dutch Harbor, Hog River, Stony River, Eagle River, Salmon River, Crooked Creek, Cripple Creek, Flume Creek, Heinie Creek, Kong and Eek, Unalakleet, Savoonga, Matanuska, Unalaska, Alyeska–

              Gambell, Wrangell, Wainwright, Rampart, Venitie, Valdez, Diomede, Deadhorse, Skewntna, Shishmaref, Pribiloff, Chichigof, Kwigillingok, Kotzebue, Iditarod, OH MY GOD–

              Angoon, Hoonah, Newhalen, Russian Mission, Kipnuk, Kilamak, Chugiak, Nushigak, Tuluksak, Kanakanak, Nunivak, Katchemak, Susitna, Chulitna, Holitna, Hoholitna–

              Saint Michael, Saint George, Saint Paul, Saint Mary’s, Andreafski, Oozinki, Mount Mckinley (Or Denali), Emmonak, Chefornak, Nicholai, Kenai, Pelican, Mekoryuk, Egegik, Aleknagik–

              I Been everywhere, man,
              In Alaska I been there, man,
              Across the tundra bare, man,
              I even seen a grizzly bear, man,
              I been everywhere!

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          • ImpeachEmAll says:

            If not, perhaps
            this version… πŸ˜‰

            Like

  7. Lucille says:

    An interesting article re Colonial America’s indentured servants….

    “Positive Lessons from Indentured Servants in Colonial America”
    By James Arlandson – August 2, 2017
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/positive_lessons_from_indentured_servants_in_colonial_america.html

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    • nyetneetot says:

      It’s a mixed bag as to how indentured service appear to have been treated. By some accounts, many didn’t survive to the end of the term, or were not released as agreed.

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  8. Dear Stellarites,

    Please keep my son Josiah in your prayers we just passed the halfway point with his catheter yesterday, but he’s having a number of issues. We spoke with an on-call doctor last night & will be speaking with the surgeon this morning…I don’t know what’s gong to happen but he might need another “procedure” to get things back on track…Thanks for praying for him/us. God Bless!

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  9. Any of you near South Eastern Michigan (Metro Detroit) please consider coming out to “Jamb for the Lamb” on Sunday. This event features 3 bands, including my husband’s band, Lively Pelts, and a Hot Rod & Bike Show (19th annual event). Fun, Free, Family event (food costs minimally). Check out the Pelt’s Reverb page for details…or to listen to some music (recorded before my husband joined the band)….Blessings!

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I can only dream of going to this event.

      I remember catering and setting up a roadside kitchen for the bikers in New Hampshire, along their route for the big, annual Laconia gathering. We didn’t proselytize, we just set up the biggest roadside kitchen in America, and gave anyone who stopped in a good breakfast, and prayed for them.

      With them, if they wanted it. For them, if they didn’t.

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      • That sounds amazing! We’ve never been to Jamb for the Lamb before, but it happens at Marty’s (Pelt’s lead guitar) home church. He says their pastor rides his Harley down the center aisle of the church to get things started! Apparently the Pelts will be playing last, about 4pm. I guess you’ll be with us in spirit!

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  11. 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’ czarina33! (aka 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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  12. Menagerie says:

    Walked out the door this morning and it’s not steaming. already. We usually get some slightly cooler temps, at least early in the day, in mid to late August.

    One morning in a few weeks I’ll take my coffee out to look around the woods, and feel the first mild bite of coolness to come. And it will be the epic annual Starting The Sourdough day, in preparation for fall and winter soup and bread. Absolutely one of the best days of the year.

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  13. Menagerie says:

    Sharon, if you stop by today, I am wondering if it did indeed get up to 108 in your neck of the woods?

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    • nyetneetot says:

      We have smoke from fires in BC, Canananada covering much of the Northwest (Washington, Northern Oregon) that kept the temps down a few degrees, so hopefully it didn’t get that high. Visibility is about 5 miles in Seattle.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Sorry nyet, I hate that. We had really bad fires all around last summer, and terrible damage to homes and forest.

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      • Menagerie says:

        And some lives lost as well.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I’m in Eastern Washington and the smoke is terrible. My eyes are burning and I feel like I’m going to cough up a lung. I try to stay inside most of the day. Not sleeping well, so I am up at 4AM running sprinklers. The farmers started wheat harvest two days ago in my area. This is when it starts getting dicey for fires here. We have had a couple, but our local Fire crews are jumping on them. Supposed to reach 96 today. YUK!

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    • Sharon says:

      Hi Menagerie!

      It was 105 yesterday; 107 the day before. Today is supposed to be only 96 or something.

      It didn’t get as hot as expected because the sky is so full of smoke from the forest fires (in Washington and Canada) that the sun is somewhat blocked. My outside view right now is that “all-orangy” sunshine, filtered through the smoke.

      I’ve almost had to conclude that everyone (or apparently, at least those who watch the news) in Oregon is so flippin’ stupid that they have to be told to drink more water and don’t do the usual 2-mile run when it’s over a 105 or something. Good grief.

      Yesterday they actually interviewed the folks at Les Schwab (a reputable tire chain) to have them tell people – “No. When it’s really hot and air expands [including in your car tires] it is neither wise nor safe to remove air from the tires to compensate for it.”

      Good grief. It’s good to stay home a lot on hot days. The stupidity might be catchy.

      Apparently it’s a verbal meme in OR to drop tire pressures when it’s really hot. Who knew.

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      • Menagerie says:

        We went through the stupidity last summer. Hard to believe that people, including me until we bought our first house, used to live without air conditioning. Apparently now the heat is an automatic death sentence.

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        • Sharon says:

          Why, yes. Heat is an automatic death sentence. And apparently there’s absolutely NOTHING one can do for oneself to survive it.

          Same happens when it gets below 40 degrees (F).

          Yer gonna die.

          Yer just gonna die.

          They have already had FEMA-level exercises all over Oregon (both east and west of the Cascades) because of the million people who are coming to see the eclipse (and who are gonna die) because apparently none of them know how to survive outside the urban grid either.

          And obviously, Menagerie, the hard-hearted peeps like you and I just don’t understand that those things actually ARE true for a sizable portion of the alleged population.

          Just makes me wanna cry sometimes. Or stomp somethin’.

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          • lovely says:

            Ha! A few years back we had two snowstorms they told us we were all going to die!!! It was going to be a one, two punch, if the first punch didn’t get you the second punch would!!!! Every show was interrupted it was all they could talk about SNOW!!!!

            So we got a lotta lotta snow, we shoveled, plowed we used our snow blowers and we all but a few people who had no business shoveling snow in the first place, survived.

            Somehow I haven’t frozen to death yet either though my good weather forecaster has told me it could happen on the way to my car 😳.

            Weather is weather.

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            • Menagerie says:

              At least you got a lot of snow. Down here if we get two inches they predict doom and death. People fight in the grocery stores over bread and toilet paper.

              None of that is exaggeration.

              In 93 I think it was we had two feet of snow. It was a blizzard and no one had power for days. We ran out of toilet paper and had to cook stuff on the gas grill and in the fireplace because I refused to go fight at the store. Also because no one believed we were really getting two feet of snow. Our forecasters are notoriously bad about snow, or at least they were back then.

              I haven’t learned my lesson either. I still refuse to make a desperate store trip, although I do keep a cabinet full of toilet paper. If we have to live on cold canned beans for a few days we won’t die.

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              • lovely says:

                Our stores get picked thin whenever the storm of the century os predicted.

                The only time I prepared for a storm was a hurricane in NC and we did lose power for several days. I had filled the tub with water and bought supplies.

                So far so good!

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              • lovely says:

                I almost forgot my favorite storm warning. It goes something like this If there are live wires on the ground do not put one in each ear.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I remember when they did that where I lived. For days they went on and on. We finally got a whole {gasp} two inches, which was actually considered a lot of snow. I was in TN.

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              • lovely says:

                We had about an inch in Chapel Hill NC. The world stopped. The shelves were bare.

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                • joshua says:

                  the hilarious part is when it rains freezes on the streets…then snows on top and the locals to put tire chains on and go 70 mph down the streets totally oblivious to the ice under sheet….sounds like a column of Russian Tanks coming down the street….I go hide so I don’t have to go pull a dead body out of a car in my front tree line. Dallas Tx and Atlanta Ga are two identical places when it comes to knowing what to do when it snows on the streets…..

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                  • Sharon says:

                    “…then snows on top and the locals to put tire chains on and go 70 mph down the streets totally oblivious to the ice under sheet….sounds like a column of Russian Tanks coming down the street…”

                    Ok, that right there is funny.

                    Hey, as long as you have chains on, then it’s all good……………..right?

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                  • stella says:

                    I had a friend who moved from the north to Houston. It snowed her first winter there, and she told me she was staying in the office until everyone else was home.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Chains on your tires is illegal here. People with large trucks tend to think the law of physics does not apply to them when we have icy roads here.

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                  • stella says:

                    I’ve never seen cars with chains in Michigan either, although I don’t know if it is illegal. The idiots here think that 4-wheel drive will keep them from sliding on ice. Wrong. I saw a guy in a truck one morning speeding down Woodward, and ended up between two trees at the side of the road (lucky for him).

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                  • lovely says:

                    I saw a car straddling the freeway divider during one storm. I took the next exit and went home. Snow and ice seems to bring out the lunatics.

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                  • stella says:

                    Boy is that the truth! One nasty morning on my way to work (on Woodward again), some crazy woman stopped her car in the middle of the road to clear her windshield.

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            • I grew up in Metro Detroit, spent a decade in “exile” in Oklahoma, & 1/2 a decade in (paradise) Northern Michigan, the last where the regular annual snowfall exceeded 200 inches. Now being in OK for that long, but from MI, those Okies drove me crazy whenever it snowed & they couldn’t drive in it At All.

              In Northern MI the snowfall was taken in stride & mostly no big deal. (I did have to turn back from attempting to take my twins to an appointment in Traverse City once during a blizzard with white-out conditions.) Being back in Metro Detroit it’s actually disgusting how the news hyperventilated about any sort of snow, & completely exaggerates the accumulation. What a complete bunch of whiners! I personally like it to stay colder after a snowfall downstate so that the salt on the roads doesn’t slush up so much & keep all the roadside snow a dreary gray…

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          150 years ago, Atlantans (the ones with money) Used to come up here where we live to spend the summer because it’s usually about 10 degrees cooler here in the higher altitude. Back in the old days the houses were built with high ceilings, so the hot air rose up, and they had big windows to let in a breeze, if there was one.
          This summer hasn’t been too hot. I can remember the temps being over 100 for days! With our humidity, it’s not nice! But folk have lived here for a long time that managed and if that’s what you have, you just deal with it. I can remember not having AC. We just drank a lot of sweet tea, and sweat a LOT! By the way, my Mom always put a pinch of baking soda in the tea as it was steeping. She said it was for the hot weather. I didn’t really know what she was on about, but I do now.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I grew up in Panama, Cuba, Georgia, VA, and FLA. We got an air conditioner when I was in my late teens. I never cared about the heat because I was so used to it and actually didn’t really know anything else. Except at night. I couldn’t sleep. I don’t think I can cope at this age.

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        • The Tundra PA says:

          These stories crack me up. How did the South survive before the 1950s?

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          • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

            There are places all over this world that have to put up with worse. I’m just grateful that my Grandpa taught me years ago what it was like, and ways to overcome. People today just do not know what is needed to survive, and I try to pass this knowledge on to my own daughter, and granddaughter. Always ask the oldest people around about what they know, because you won’t learn it in a book! I’m really not that old, (59) but I’ve always valued any knowledge my family elders could give me. When I had my baby, the only person I knew that had breastfed was my Grandma. She gave me advice that even “La Leche League” didn’t know, lol.

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          • czarina33 says:

            1950’s? My family lived in Miami, FL without a/c until 1965. My elementary, junior & senior high schools did not have a/c. Some of my college classrooms did not have a/c. I finished college in 1972. We survived by staying outside in the shade, drinking cold water & iced tea, eating cool foods which did it have to be cooked inside, going to the beach or someone’s pool or riding a bicycle fast. None of our cars had it either. Now that I’m older, I can’t seem to stand to be outside for more than a few minutes if it is over eighty five degrees. Not so good since our back patio is often near or over one hundred in August!

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          • joshua says:

            easy…..little zip oscillating fans, and afternoon naps in your underwear….all churches had both ceiling fans, and all the women picked up cardboard fans on handles to fan themselves during the service in the heat…the fans were printed with scriptures and hymns…most kids just went to sleep listening to the ceiling fans buzz and the preacher drone on….

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          • Menagerie says:

            No television weather men to tell us we were in danger of death.

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      • Sharon says:

        Quite serious about the news being filled with nothing but weather – they lead, fill, and end the “news” with weather-related goofball stuff. Just silly.

        They decided they had to see if it was “hot enough to fry an egg” the a couple days ago. You know what they did? They SET A FRYING PAN ON THE PAVEMENT AND PUT THE EGG IN THE FRYING PAN!!! ….and yes, videotaped it for the evening news. Sheesh.

        It’s depressing. I hope that living in Oregon, which I generally absolutely love, does cause that. Oh, well. I survived 20 years (cum) of Minnesota and 28 years in SoCal.

        I already know not to look directly at the sun. Learned that when I was about four or something when I tried it one day and it hurt. So I already have my eclipse glasses.

        We will have totality here for about 75 seconds and I am glad to get to see that, literally once in my lifetime.

        I have an attitude these days.

        As you can tell.

        It’s better if I don’t socialize much.

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        • shiloh1973 says:

          I basically have become a hermit. I go into the tiny town nearest me and it is still too many idiot people for me to tolerate. I can’t wait to get home. On a side note, I had to refill my BP medicine the other day. The pharmacist said he was sorry, but could not give me my proper dosage and I would have to cut them in half! He said there is a nationwide shortage and no one can get it! I asked him how soon that would be corrected and he said, “not sure it will be!” What the heck? This was the only one that did not give me side affects! I asked him about getting them from Canada and he said they are out too!

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    Started the day off getting an appointment with the VA, as usual the customer service is just a weeeeee bit short of what you’d have gotten at the Hanoi Hilton in ’69. Not quite ‘whatshu want and why you boderin’ me?’ but not far off.
    Then again if they weren’t employed (note my aversion to using the word ‘work’ in relation to civil service) they’d rather be on the dole or corroding productive civilian industry. And we wonder how/why they managed to be complicit In the killing of 300,000 of their charges. Then again, when you don’t have to rely upon those patients paying their bills…

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    • joshua says:

      but but but Trump says its all fixed for our wonderful military folks at the VA…..

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      • czarowniczy says:

        If Reagan couldn’t reign them in, preventing them for being complicit in the deaths of more US military than Hitler and Tojo combined I don’t think Trump’s going to do it.

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    • Sharon says:

      Actually, that level of service mentality is what we experienced in SoCal 45 years ago when our group health insurance was with Kaiser.

      Exactly that attitude – “whaddayou want? what for?” – that kind of language and attitude was precisely what I got at both the front desk and from the physician. It was high motivation to stay well. …. and never voluntarily use Kaiser again.

      Here in OR they claim to have a five star rating. All that tells me is how much the “five star rating” is worth.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I remember them well, some of their policies used to scare the hell out of us.
        Question is who gave them the ‘five star’ rating….ISIS, Kim Jong-UN, Grim Reaper?

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    HYPOCRIT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      (Oops. Don’t know how that got posted.) 😯

      HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!! But, then we knew that.

      “Gore Uses 7 Times More Energy to Heat His Pool Than American Home Uses in Year”

      Al Gore resides in a 10,070-square-foot Colonial-style home in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, the eighth-wealthiest neighborhood in America according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
      The past year, Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt-hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month.
      β€’ Gore guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years.
      β€’ In September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month β€” as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.

      http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/gore-uses-7-times-more-energy-heat-his-pool-american-home-uses-year

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yes, but he uses solar energy. Millions of years ago the sun shone down on plants and animals who absorbed it to live, stored it as body mass and died and were converted into coal, gas and/or oil. Sheesh, get your Gore facts straight, kids.

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      • Sharon says:

        Come to think of is, Aus, the pronunciation of the word would actually suggest no “e” at the end since the “i” utilzes the short sound. Funny.

        Hadn’t thought of that until I saw your accidental misspelling.

        English. Weird language.

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        • Menagerie says:

          My youngest son was quite infuriated when he started learning to sound words out that Chevrolet did not have a let instead of a lay as the last syllable.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            LOL

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          • Sharon says:

            Exactly.

            Something floated back to my mind the other day from about 49 years ago – the day our older son was about 2 1/2-3 years old.

            He went to the kitchen and stood in front of the refrigerator and kept asking me for “a chee, Mommy!” I couldn’t figure out what he wanted so I opened the door to have him point at whatever it was.

            He pointed at the cheese slices. And I said, “Oh, you mean ‘cheese’. That’s cheese, honey.”

            He answered, “No, Mommy. I just want one.”

            Good grief. He had figured out that you added “s” for “just one”. I was so sorry to have to tell him that in that case you didn’t add s.

            Cough, tough, through, bough. I think there’s another one – can’t think of it right now.

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            • joshua says:

              The mathematician who asked for another piece of blueberry pi maybe”

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              • joshua says:

                English ragamuffin in school complained about phonically misspelling the word “pie” in class and getting razzed by another loudmouth brat in class..Says ragamuffin, “there ain’t no “e” in “pie”….can’t be”….teacher says “e’s silent”…ragamuffin disgustedly hollers…”no e ain’t silent…e’s mouthin off loud in the back of the bloody room, teach!”

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Ever see the studies showing that words mispelled or or with leters left out usually do not register with the reader as long as the pattern of the word and it’s context work in the flow the sentence? Then again when
              I worked with the USDA the readability of anything we produced either for public or internal use could not exceed an 8th grade level of comprehension…though that’s probably been lowered even more by now.

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          • Sharon says:

            Which also reminds me – that after four solid years of schooling which told me to “sound it out” – how I made a complete fool of myself in fifth grade when the teacher wrote “unique” on the board and asked if anyone in the class knew what that word was.

            Of course.

            I knew.

            SMH.

            To this day.

            Still SMH.

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            • Menagerie says:

              Sharon, I still do that. Because I read a lot, I guess you could say my reading vocabulary outpaces my spoken vocabulary. Sometimes I forget to look words up for pronunciation, and I just have it in my head that they sound a certain way. It’s one reason why I like reading on my Kindle or iPad. I have a dictionary at my touch.

              One of my sons used to sometimes laugh at my mistakes, which were rare but embarrassing to me. I forcefully reminded him that I did not have a private school education but I sure helped pay for his. And that I likely had a better vocabulary than him even with my mistakes. Last time I got made fun of (for that, tough family!) but I am pretty self conscious about it. I have possibly dumbed down my spoken vocabulary just to be absolutely sure I don’t bite off more than I can chew.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                When my son was very young he seemed to love language. He would hear new words and then try to use them. I am talking about 18 mo. on. Sometimes he used it correctly and sometimes he didn’t. I was careful not to laugh at him because I didn’t want him to become put off by being teased. He had a huge vocabulary early and became a voracious reader, which pleases me very much. His wife is a reader, too, and I am sure his two daughters are going to be.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Being a military family, me and my ex-FIL, my kids enjoyed picking up new words. Aaannnnddddd you know where this is going.
                  We thought it was a hoot but the small town LDS school teachers were somewhat less amused.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I picked my son up from 1st Grade one day. He was telling me his little friend said bad words. So he spelled it out for me. He said his friend said, “Shirt.” And, I replied “shirt?” He grinned and spelled it right and laughed.

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                  • Menagerie says:

                    in second grade my sone came home telling me his new friend, who had just moved here, had a speech impediment (of course, those weren’t his words) and I was very proud of him for befriending the little boys. I asked the teacher about it and the snotty…haughtily told me he was from up north and that she had told the kids over and over HE was the only one who talked right. I always loathed that woman.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Aw sheet, that’s cute. Ran outta reply space before I ran outta replies.

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              • Sharon says:

                Yup! To all of it.

                I do love the internet for quick lookups of exact definitions.

                A couple of years I spent $100 I probably shouldn’t have spent to obtain for myself a used and HUGE Oxford English Diction – the one that you have to use massive magnification in order to see the tiny, tiny letters.

                Oh, goodness, I have enjoyed the education I can get from working my way through that!

                Love me some words. Language is truly such a marvelous gift – and then to realize all of the language developments all over the years of history as well as current usages – so wonderful.

                There are tribal languages, as I understand it, that use only clicks of the tongue and guttural sounds for communication.

                Love it.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  “…guttural sounds for communication.” Ah, so you’ve been to a Brooklyn?
                  Between my German and Polish it at times sounds as if I’m trying to hack up a furrball with the cat still wrapped around it. My ‘frontal s’ at times interferes with my abilities to be understood but as it so irritates my Czarina I water and fertilize it like a prize plant.

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                • Babel’s Brave New World!

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            When I was taking teacher training, we had a lesson on phonics. I questioned the instructor about one word that she said fit in one group. She told me that it did fit in that group and that I said the word incorrectly because of my southern accent. I discovered that I could not say it with that sound. LOL When we went to Georgia, my son was about 6 and his teacher had a very, very southern accent. He kept misspelling words because he spelled them the way she said them. LOL

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            • Menagerie says:

              I mostly knew how to read before I started school. I was an exceptional student from the first, but I could not learn phonics because it made no sense to me. Finally my teacher passed me anyhow because I was the best reader in the class.

              Recently when we were on the way to Florida we stopped at a country store in a very small town in southern Georgia. It was lunch time and the deli there was full of the locals. I literally could not understand some of them, and I have a very pronounced drawl, having lived in Tennessee and Georgia my whole life. It wasn’t that they talked too slow. They had a dialect that sounded like a foreign language. I could only pick up part of what most of them were saying. I have never had that happen before. It was really weird.

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            • joshua says:

              when you discover, as a growing up person in the deep southwest rural area…that there are actually three syllables in the common four letter word for poop.

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          • lovely says:

            When my husband was a small boy he insisted on pronouncing stomach with the ch sounding like it does in Cherry because pronouncing it “stomak” made no sense πŸ™‚ .

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          LOL Yes, that always bothers me. And, when I put the e on the end, in my mind I pronounce it with the long I. What happened was I dropped the mouse and it posted it.

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        • joshua says:

          not being hyper critical of English grammar or syntax..like “how do you say hippocratic if you are not talking about large animals?”..how about the fricative “h” as a spirant../h/ (the phoneme spelled h in hot): voiceless fricative, produced at various points depending upon the vowels in the vicinity. For example, in hot, /h/ is velar, whereas in heat, /h/ is alveopalatal

          such mind consuming information in the use of an initial letter in “hypocrite” just stops me dead in conversation every time….so I usually call hypocrites “Pecksniffians”…

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          • Sharon says:

            In addition to a “like” we need to have a thing we can check for busting up laughing.

            Oh, dear – mind-consuming information for sure. I love it! even though I’ll never retain it.

            Is it personal interest or professional background that has provided you with these insights?? Seriously – fun stuff it is.

            I have never heard of a “fricative ‘h’ ” (much less considering “a spirant”) – it all sounds vaguely risque. πŸ™‚

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            • joshua says:

              I was unaware of the word, until my youngest returned from graduating at Furman University in English, and having a penchant to insane humor said something to me about “the fricative” to which I accused him of using crude language so he educated me…his older brother had taken a course in the origin of sounds and language when he was at college, and explained bird sounds, animal sounds, and tribal native click and drumming sounds as communication methods which in the end made me just want to stick with English, a little French, some Latin stuff, and a smattering of Spanish so I could remain as ignorant as MY generation thought appropriate if you were educated enuff…

              My kids are now educated beyond the ability to get seriously employed in a meaningful work force….heck, I only got hired by IBM out of college…and they never said anything about fricatives at all….

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              • Sharon says:

                I think I shall speak of the fricative h to my grandson. And then tell him not to tell his dad I did. hmmmmmmm……this has possibilities……

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              • On Latin, my daughter was mentioning some time back that she wanted to learn Latin…& Josiah, who was standing close by & loves to quote movies pipes up with “Arry-Lay” & Clarissa’s like “Not Pig Latin”. J has a great associative memory & he recalled the 3 Stooges scene where they were teaching Pig Latin…we still crack up on that one. For the scene re: Moe, Larry, & Curley they said O-May, Arry-Lay, & Curley-que…

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              Psst……knowing Joshua, he probably made them up. LOL

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        • ImpeachEmAll says:

          Yes, ite is. πŸ˜‰

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    Click on the link to see the titles of the songs. They are really funny.

    “Jim Acosta Accosted on Twitter, Gets Hilariously Songified Over Immigration”
    The thrashing of Acosta continued on Twitter Thursday as users turned his whiny interruptions at the press conference into song.

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/jim-acosta-accosted-twitter-gets-hilariously-songified-over-immigration

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  17. WeeWeed says:

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  18. Lucille says:

    Beset by enemies on all sides, our President still keeps moving forward toward the goal of Keeping America Safe Again…

    Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq
    August 4, 2017 8:52 AM By Robert Spencer

    “The Islamic Republic of Iran has been behaving for decades as if it is at war with the U.S. And now they are doing it with billions of dollars they received courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/iranian-general-boasts-of-quds-force-killing-u-s-troops-in-iraq

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    • czarowniczy says:

      There is NOTHING new about Iranian forces killing US forces in a Iraq and Afghanistan but it’s about as well known as Russian and Chinese forces confronting US troops in Vietnam. The true depth of the US/Iranian confrontations in Iraq and Afghanistan will probably not be released, if ever, for decades…let’s hope it’s before we have to deal with ALLEGED Iranian machinations inside of the US.

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  19. lovely says:

    Since Federal Law seems to now be optional per CA kicking ICE out of the state and closing their offices, I call on WI to kick Planned Parenthood out of the state and shutter their butcher shops.

    Let’s roll!

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    • Sharon says:

      Federal law is completely optional for law enforcement.

      Oregon’s local LEOs are specifically instructed that they are not authorized (by their local rulers) to enforce federal law at their own personal whim, and they would be wise not to do so.

      That includes the larger cities and the small towns – my town has about 24,000 peeps and specifically informed the public after POTUS was inaugurated that local police and sheriff’s departments do not enforce ICE regs.

      The US used to be known for being a nation where the law was equally applied to every one. Hasn’t been the case for a very long time.

      Law-abiding citizens – no longer a relevant phrase, and has not been for some time.

      Sharia law was being rolled into financial regs at least 25 years ago and we saw it first hand in MN.

      The stuff that everyone is wringing their hands over these days is just now being exposed to the point where the general public can no longer ignore it so the din of the outcry is louder – but this is not just happening now. The outcry is the result of the shadow being cast by the tree that is a hundred years old – and the outcry is the equivalent of being shocked by that shadow.

      National elections in 1912 and thereabouts featured audio that included speeches by Wilson mocking the Constitution and those who still took it literally.

      We’ve been a hundred years getting here – we finally got where we were headed – and now more people are noticing.

      Isn’t that special.

      Don’t get me started.

      And believe me, I haven’t started.

      That’s one of the reasons I just don’t comment much any more.

      If you can’t say anything nice……….

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      • lovely says:

        Understood Sharon. Understood.

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        • Sharon says:

          Yes, lovely – I didn’t intend to look like I was picking on you.

          The tendency to blame obama for all of it, and the seeming expectation that Trump can fix it all is just irritating to me beyond my capacity to be gracious in how I express myself.

          What is happening these days illustrates how longstanding the issues are and how deeply institutionalized they are.

          I said many times during the election season that began in 2014 – that I was not hearing ANY candidate talking about torching the regulatory agencies and that until I specifically heard that, I wouldn’t be convinced. Trump is obviously DOING THAT as well as he can. But there is no way that those very agencies would allow one man, not even POTUS, to take away their oxygen.

          Unfortunately, I am not rendered speechless on the subject! πŸ™‚

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          • lovely says:

            The tendency to blame obama for all of it, and the seeming expectation that Trump can fix it all is just irritating to me beyond my capacity to be gracious in how I express myself.

            I’ve said as much and completely agree. People who imagine Trump is going to fix the mess we are in are in for a rude awakening. We are off the cliff. I don’t know that there is anyway to get back on the road sans a miracle.

            But hey! There was a double rainbow at the White House!

            PS. I didn’t feel picked on 😊. I was just thinking let’s roll.

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            • Sharon says:

              Wasn’t that kind of sweet that there was a double rainbow at the White House?

              I have gotten a kick out of the very recent meme that someone has started – “Let’s reclaim the rainbow!!!”

              I’m all for that! The rainbow is a literal visual of the promise of God – reclaiming it would provide multiple comforts in these days!!!

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              • joshua says:

                I think maybe God sent the double rainbow to the White House to encourage President Trump who said the place is a dump and is going to his own place in NJ for vacation while they paint the interior and repair the AC systems in the White House.
                Even Our Lord knows that President Trump is getting abused for his good works done for no compensation out of love for his country.

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              • lovely says:

                It was sweet. But I’m afraid some see it as a sign that all is well. I call them the Trollyannas.

                I’m a realist even if I am what some call “perpetually peppy,” I’m joyful because “God is” in spite of whatever is happening in the world. I do believe that there was not a single politician who could have done anything to aim the country back toward the cliff at least Trump seems to give a darn about restoring what our country to what it should be for his grandchildren rather than collecting as much wealth off the backs of taxpayers and backdoor deals to feed his lust for money and power while the future of the US and her people are damned.

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                • joshua says:

                  lovely, my grandmother, aged tho she was in my youth was “perpetually peppy” and amazed me….until I discovered her bottle of Geritol in the medicine cabinet and it showed over 20% alcohol….also Hadicol was popular in the day…..lol

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                  • Sharon says:

                    My mother and her many sisters (she had ten of them) – would always put a teaspoon of vanilla into their coffee because “it just makes it so good” as they got into their 70s and headed onward.

                    Their adult children would enjoy sharing that fact and, as far as I know, none of the cousins ever blew the whistle on them. They would have been horrified since none of them ever used alcohol in any form – except vanilla.

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                  • lovely says:

                    My friend’s mum who is a boozer to put it in the kindest terms possible, had to have surgery. The mum was 85 at the time. Her daughter was staying with her after the surgery to make sure everything went well.

                    My friend knew her mum was drunk but couldn’t figure out how she was getting booze. It seem in preparation of her being bed bound and having a “sitter” she filled her water bottles in the refrigerator with a mix of about 50/50 vodka/water. Her daughter doesn’t drink water and she never thought to check them because she thought they were sealed bottles.

                    Tricky, tricky woman 😳.

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      • michellc says:

        I guess that’s why every non-busy minute of my day and evening anymore I spend as much time as possible enjoying my babies. God’s gifts are what keeps me sane these days.
        My son-in-law races so that also takes up much of our time, but I enjoy watching him and watching my grandson, who I’m working on preparing myself for him to follow in his footsteps. We go to the pits this year as it makes it easier for me to help my daughter keep them corralled than it is for me to try to do it by myself with help from a PaPa who gets wrapped up in watching the races and forgets we’re watching babies. lol
        I was telling my sister how racing people are like being back in high school with all their drama and she asked how I could stand it. I told her their drama gives me 4 hours of mind numbness two nights a week to not worry about the real drama going on.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        “Every Communist must grasp the truth, “political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”. Problems of War and Strategy, Mao Tse Tung.
        And who controls the guns in America?

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  20. Lucille says:

    Tom Fitton discussing New Docs on the Lynch Tarmac Meeting, Deep State Lawsuits, & Abedin Emails

    The Deep State is still stonewalling Judicial Watch and thus we aren’t getting information re cover-ups and federal government negative behavior.

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    • joshua says:

      somehow, the idea of Bill Clinton meeting up with some female in an airplane “out on the tarmac” would sound like normal Bill Clinton stuff…until you see a picture of Loretta Lynch…and even Bill Clinton would prefer the pilot instead of Loretta…..

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  21. “Joni says she thanks God for her wheelchair, for without it, she wouldn’t have the platform she has to encourage and lift up people in similar situations to hers. But more importantly for her, without her paralysis, she might not have had a relationship with Jesus Christ. In one of the most telling statements in her post, she says, “I really would rather be in this wheelchair knowing Jesus as I do than be on my feet without him.””

    She is an inspiration & so is her husband–a hidden hero..

    https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/07/31/fifty-years-after-a-tragic-diving-accident-paralyzed-her-joni-eareckson-tada-still-offers-a-message-of-hope/

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    • Lucille says:

      These verses are so incredibly wonderful…it’s never too late to start believing….

      “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” ( 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV))

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      • Amen…that reminds me of something my husband used to say (before hitting 50 & getting “weirded out” again by “aging”)–he used to rather envy older people whose bodies were slowly beginning to fail them. He thought it was a reminder that “soon” they would be able to scrape this life off & see the Lord face to face…so that the afflictions & indignities of aging could actually lead to rejoicing!

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    There is a police or military helicopter circling my building very low. It concerned me so I called the office and they are looking for a lost little boy. I had pulled out some protection. Guess I don’t need it.

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    • joshua says:

      depends on whether the “little boy” is a Dreamer up from the South and on the loose. “Little boy” is a loosely used phrase by the police sometiimes.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        He is 6 years old,, autistic, 4’3″ tall, and I thought they said he was 37 lbs. That would be very skinny. It is dark now and they haven’t found him yet. I live on a small lake/pond and that is one thing they are very worried about.

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  23. Lburg says:

    A couple of years ago, my now 88 year old mom was in the hospital and was seriously ill. I had been up for about 48 hours when they took her to surgery – I was exhausted. One of the O.R. nurses saw me, asked if I needed to take a nap and when I said yes, took me to a back room reserved for the docs, brought some warmed blankets and told me to sleep until I woke up – that she would keep an eye on what was happening with my mom and would wake me with any news, good or bad.

    Before she switched off the light, she asked if I wanted her to pray with me – and even though I’m not overly religious, I said yes. She enveloped me in her arms and prayed a powerful prayer over me and for my mom. As she spoke, I felt an inner peace unlike anything I’d recognized before and after ‘amen’, fell asleep knowing that my mom would be fine.

    I’ve always had an intensely personal relationship with God and even from an early age, knew that I was one of his beloved children. However, the power of prayer was revealed to me and my relationship with God deepened as a result.

    Today I took the day off from taking care of mom, worrying about politics, fretting over President Trump’s well being and worries in general. I went sailing. The sheer physical nature of sailing and the beauty of being on the water refreshed me in a way similar to that important prayer.

    I now know that getting away from ‘it’ all – even if it’s just for a walk – will renew the many commitments in my life in a substantive way.

    I suppose now I’m ready for tomorrow. Whatever it brings.

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    • lovely says:

      I know that exact feeling being on the water brings and the feeling of simply knowing you are in the stillness of God.

      I heard a story once about a little boy who was born very prematurely. His mom wanted to hold him but he was too delicate so she dedicated him to God and asked God to hold him until she could. Eventually he was a healthy baby and he could be held by his mom.

      When he was a very small boy maybe about two there was a thunderstorm moving in, the kind where you can smell the rain before it gets there. The mom took the little boy out on the porch to watch the storm come in, and he said “Mom, do you smell that? God is here.” She smiled and asked him how he knew what God smelled like and he said “From when he used to hold me when I was a baby.”

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    • thank you so much for sharing this–beautiful!

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  24. stella says:

    Excellent article about the Special Counsel asking for a Grand Jury to be empaneled:
    (Andrew McCarthy)

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450149/robert-mueller-grand-jury-appointment

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    • lovely says:

      There are virtually no limits on the investigative powers of the grand jury. Under our law, a grand jury may conduct a probe simply to satisfy itself that no crimes have been committed. That is to say, there is no evidentiary threshold that must be crossed before a grand jury can begin investigating.

      Bingo!

      …..

      Still, the impaneling of a grand jury is a highly significant development. Prosecutors do not seek the assistance of the grand jury’s subpoena power, and do not contemplate presenting evidence to a grand jury, unless they see a realistic possibility of filing criminal charges.

      Prosecutors do not seek the assistance of the grand jury’s subpoena power, and do not contemplate presenting evidence to a grand jury, unless they see a realistic possibility of filing criminal charges.

      This is where I would hit the gong.

      It is in this case an outright lie.

      Mueller can not realistically be considered a prosecutor who sees a realistic possibility of filing criminal charges. NR knows it. Andrew McCarthy knows it.

      Mueller is first and foremost a Clintonista. He is self interested, self preservationist. So we have to look beyond what a traditional honest prosecutor might do and mark Mueller with the sign of the Beast. I personally think the impaneling of a Grand Jury in DC πŸ™„(of all places) is more of the smoke and mirrors show.

      Likely Trump has enough dirt on Clinton, Obama, Biden, Ryan, McConnel et al.to destroy them all. Hillary β€œWe’ll all hang if Trump wins,” Clinton knows this. they all know it.

      We are IMO seeing an amazing game of cat and mouse being played out, it seems the cats thought the mouse was paying them homage for all these years, whereas the mouse was filling his quiver. Assange has repeatedly said he has nothing on Trump even though he has looked. Whatever they may conjure up on Trump, whatever citizen or candidate Trump has done will never see the light of day as it pales in comparison to the crimes and treasonous actions taken by the swamp denizens and their peremptory heirs and successors. They really should hang. In the public square.

      I don’t think Trump speaks off the cuff in the true sense anywhere near as much as it appears that he does not when it comes to laying low his enemies. I think when he said on national television to a former FLOTUS, a former SOS, to a presidential candidate that she would be in jail that Trump was speaking far more intimately than any of us could have guessed.

      If anything Mueller will go after someone like Flynn or another person just to cast shade at Trump.

      Andrew McCarthy was a Never Trumper, he said it was the only way as a conservative he could maintain his dignity (or something along that line) his bias showed in the article.

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      • Menagerie says:

        It’s all a chess game. For Trump. I think the other side is playing checkers.

        Seriously, I agree with you. They haven’t been able to make anyone but their own journalists and a few pajama wearing idiots give any credence to the Russia crap. Now they are desperate to try to up the game.

        I don’t think it’s going to work, but they live in lala land.

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        • lovely says:

          I had this conversation with my friend through email earlier today. He was a reluctant Trump supporter who became an enthusiastic Trump supporter. Now he is sure doom and gloom is around every corner. Here is part of what I emailed him with some small changes to make it more readable and less personal.

          I know there is a lot of worry about Mueller, the swamp, the silent coup, the Grand(scam) Jury, MCCain and a pact with the devil, but I’ll say this go back and watch Hillary’s testimony before congress about Benghazi or her emails and find one moment in all her guffawing and fawning over herself where she looks anywhere near as dour and frightened as she does after Trump says β€œBecause you’d be in jail.”

          (I’d forgotten that dope Cooper’s stern admonishment πŸ˜‚)

          President Trump isn’t worried and he isn’t going anywhere.

          So when the Lefties and the Never Trumpers cackle about Trump’s borrowed time. Just say β€œCheers Darlin’….” <<< (Personal note this one of both of our favorite songs) Let’s see how it all shakes out. Does anyone really think those Trump kids would not average their father and that they are not well aware of his arsenal?

          The liberals are in quicksand. And they know it. And Trump knows it.

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  25. Lucille says:

    The remarkably intelligent, challenging and well-spoken Amity Shlaes talks with Mark Steyn. If you have a spare half hour, it’s worth your time to view….

    Published on Aug 4, 2017
    “November’s US election was, according to Kellyanne Conway, the “Forgotten Man” election. President Trump has returned to this theme from time to time – he did so in West Virginia just last night – and it reminds us (as the “Russia investigation” and Scaramucci/Preibus palace intrigue do not) of just why he won. But the idea of the Forgotten Man has deep roots in American political history, and in this edition of The Mark Steyn Weekend Show, Mark explores them with the author of a fine book on the subject. Steyn and Shlaes discuss the evolution of the Forgotten Man from the late 19th century to the Trump era.”

    FYI, Shlaes graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1982 and also attended the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

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  26. stella says:

    Apparently, the Trump DOJ is still protecting Hillary Clinton.

    Like

  27. 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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  28. Lucille says:

    How Much Did It Cost the Hospital to Kill Charlie Gard?
    By Jesi Smith – August 4, 2017 | 6:10PM WASHINGTON, DC
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/08/04/how-much-did-it-cost-the-hospital-to-kill-charlie-gard/

    Liked by 3 people

  29. ImpeachEmAll says:

    No special reason;

    just because… πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Howie says:

    Lookit this. The field drug tests are no good.
    Attorney working to ban field drug test kits in Pinellas, Pasco
    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/272055635-story

    Liked by 1 person

  31. lovely says:

    Democrats the party of senility.

    Liked by 1 person

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