General Discussion, Saturday, August 12, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    And it still continues. Yet more documents come out to show city Water Board folks were lying thru their teeth. One pump station was notified that they had to get started about 3:30ish and the pumps weren’t turned on until 9:30ish, other pumps that were running were only running at partial, generally less than 50%, until the flooding had started.
    Next parish over, they share a major drainage canal with New Orleans, has a longstanding signed agreement that the status of the pumps on that canal that are operated by NOLA, would be reported to that parish’s drainage folks. That parish pays NOLA for maintenance and operation of that pump as it also drains some 2400 acres of that parish. NOLA never notified the parish the pump was out and the area flooded. Luckily they have a backup plan and used internal pumps to redirect flood waters to holding areas So the floiding wasn’t as bsd as it could have been.
    Parish president got on TV and relayed his pique thru a press conference to the City. He even mentioned that he called the City, offered his maintenance people and whatever else help the City heeded to fix that and other pumps…and the city never called back.
    I’ll bet that the tort lawyer ’round heuh are a sharpinin’ up them pencils….

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    • But but but I read an AP story that said other wise! It weren’t no one’s fault. It was an equipment failure!

      Somehow czar, none of what you’re saying surprises me.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        It was an equipment failure, caused by poor maintenance and operations. What really pissed the people was being lied to about it again and again over days. The Orwellian doublespeak combined with a total disregard of the consequences…twice in about two weeks.
        These guys were handpicked by the mayor, cronies who were going to whip the Board into shape, and they turned out to be as incompetent as the ones they were supposed to clean up. They never fought the underlings and accepted what they were told, passed the info they got upwards and, when the mess fobally collapsed, they tried to lue/wriggle talk their way out of it.
        Heads are rolling (some still trying to wriggle talk out of it) and the mayor has egg all over him, just waiting to see how he’ll react when the lawsuits start rolling in.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Wait. Do I have this right? The people are going to sue the local gov. who will pay for the lawyers with the people’s money, and if the people win, the people’s money will then go to lawyers of the people?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The city has lost so many lawsuits that each year a certain amount of money is allocated in the budget to pay off some of them. It can take years to get your payment when you sue the city and win. A lot of plaintiffs are finding ways to sue in Federal court instead as the payments must be immediate.
            BTW, the state forbids plaintiffs from seizing any public properties to settle unpaid debts.

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          • lovely says:

            Yes you have it right.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I cold make a snarky remark, but I won’t.

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    • lovely says:

      I’ll bet that the tort lawyer ’round heuh are a sharpinin’ up them pencils….

      🎧 And the attorney cried “Class Action” (Where the attorney’s make millions and the plaintiffs get peanuts and a free trip to Wally-World.)

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      DemoRats!!!!!!!! A few of them need to be horse whipped so the rest get the message.

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  2. Lucille says:

    “Is this unearthed fishing village the birthplace of three of Jesus’ apostles?”
    By Michele Chabin | August 7, 2017
    “Archaeologists excavating in northern Israel believe they may have discovered the biblical city of Bethsaida, the hometown of three of Jesus’ apostles on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.”

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  3. stella says:

    Michellc sent along a couple of photos of her little granddaughter to share with you all:

    I’ll be she will keep her grandma hopping!

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ 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™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    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)
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    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
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    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
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    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)
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    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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. stella says:

    If this is true, I’m not sure I understand all the whys – They say Perry may be moving to Homeland Security. I wonder if Manchin is considering changing from D to R.

    Sen. Joe Manchin eyed to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary: Report

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  7. stella says:

    Horrible. Now the military seems to continue her torture.

    Toxic Command: US Army Ignores Nurse’s Yearlong Pleas for Help; 1LT Survives Attempted Murder by Deranged Civilian

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    • Lburg says:

      Here is the Office of the Inspector General Hotline contact webpage which includes a “submit a complaint” link:

      While this page details how and where to make a whistleblower complaint – which Blanchard’s case wouldn’t necessarily be – it does provide several different ways of bringing issues to light:

      From the whistleblower page, these are incoming points for whistleblowers – I’m thinking they could be just as effective for Blanchard’s case:
      ~a member of Congress
      ~a representative of a committee of Congress
      ~the VA Inspector General or a VA employee responsible for contract oversight or management
      ~the Department of Justice or the Government Accountability Office
      ~a management official or other employee of the contractor or subcontractor who has the responsibility to investigate, discover, or address misconduct within the company
      ~a court or grand jury

      Of course, there is always the President’s webpage/twitter…….

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  8. stella says:

    It Was a β€˜Brennan Operation’

    Even lefty Seymour Hersh agrees that the Russian fable begin in the mind of Obama’s CIA director.

    One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellence, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product of β€œdisinformation” β€” β€œa Brennan operation,” as he puts it.

    Hersh says that Trump is not the villain but the victim in this story, and that the press has served as a shameful stenographer for Brennan to smear Trump. It has shown no skepticism toward any of his claims or the supposedly nonpartisan reports his cronies and political hacks assembled after the election. Hersh calls Brennan an β€œasshole” and a β€œbuffoon.”

    Indeed, it tells you all you need to know about the rottenness of the ruling class that such an open fraud could rise so high in Washington. Brennan, owing to his treasonous support for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War (he voted for Gus Hall and supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party in the 1970s), should not have been allowed within a hundred-mile radius of Langley. Instead, he was hired and rose to the top of the CIA.

    A tool of the Muslim Brotherhood (during a stint in Saudi Arabia he says that he grew to admire Islam and the concept of jihad), Brennan refused to take his oath as CIA director on the Bible. His hatred for Michael Flynn and Trump stems in large part from his Islamophilia and his nostalgia for the socialism and the atheism of the Old Soviet Union…

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  9. stella says:

    The Google/YouTube & Facebook control of Internet content continues.

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  10. Lucille says:

    I find peace in the rain….

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    Unbelievable! The news was on on FOX and when I came back in the room they were showing the protests in VA. It was pretty obvious who the trouble makers were by their sticks helmets and masks. Also, if you watched for a couple of minutes, you would see those people attacking the other protesters. So, out of curiosity, I turned the station to CNN. They are going on and on about the “State of emergency in VA amid violent white nationalist protests”. They say the troublemakers are the alt-right, white supremicists, Ku Klux Klan, etc. Not what I am seeing. Oh, and the antifas have been bused in.

    Also, every other sentence is about what has Pres. Trump said about this. SMH

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  12. stella says:

    Another example of removing inconvenient historical markers:

    Erasing History at Yale: Covers over Musket in Stone Carving of Puritan

    Just a little over a year ago, an employee at Yale smashed a stained glass window at the school because he was angry over the image of African Americans carrying cotton. We covered it in this post: Yale employee smashes allegedly racist stained-glass window, Yale won’t press charges

    Not only did Yale not press charges, they rehired the employee with much fanfare. Now another piece of campus art has been altered for the sake of political correctness.

    Here’s the explanation in the Yale alumni magazine:


    If you were especially observant during your years on campus, you may have noticed a stone carving by the York Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library that depict a hostile encounter: a Puritan pointing a musket at a Native American (top). When the library decided to reopen the long-disused entrance as the front door of the new Center for Teaching and Learning, says head librarian Susan Gibbons, she and the university’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces decided the carving’s β€œpresence at a major entrance to Sterling was not appropriate.”

    So Yale placed stone over the musket in the carving. This image is from the Yale alumni magazine:

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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    Big Jake was a much better choice to watch. More truth in it. And, Patrick Wayne was at his most beautiful. {sigh}

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  14. shiloh1973 says:

    Let me preface the following statement with the fact that I am tired. I am tired of what our beautiful country has become after witnessing the unspeakable violence in Virginia today. Well. that and the fact I just had a stiff drink! Also, Stella, if you feel this statement is too dark, please feel free to delete it with my blessings. OK, here we go.
    There is a storm brewing. A storm not made by God’s hands, but by the hand of man. Men with evil goals of destroying freedom and all who cherish it.
    The storm has been brewing for decades. Little by little it has shaped, molded, and cultivated the seeds of hate, discontent, and division.
    The final tempest has appeared on the horizon. It’s magnitude has never been seen before on this planet. It’s intent is no longer concealed.
    It will rip apart any shred of humanity, decency, and compassion that still remains in the hearts of men.
    We cannot stop this storm. We can, however, steal ourselves to withstand it’s fury and pray that some of us will survive. Survive to start anew and rebuild this world in a manner that will please God.
    Stand strong my friends. Stand together as one. Stand in God’s name.
    I pray when the storm subsides, as all storms do, we will be here to greet each other and rejoice in the chance we have been given.
    I truly do appreciate each and everyone of you here at Stella’s Place.

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      I’m going to have another drink and listen to some sprint car racing out of Knoxville, Iowa.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      It is dark, Shiloh. But, it is exactly what I have been thinking for a long time now. And, watching fake news stations explaining what is going on in VA has disturbed me greatly. Now they are saying the white nationalists were the ones brought in on buses. Earlier a reporter said just the opposite, All lies.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        The lies and deception by the politicians and the media will be our demise. Too many have been programed for so long, they can no longer think for themselves.

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    • Shiloh, your description is accurate and perfectly describes the situation we’re in. We have to pray and trust in God that He will protect His flock. I sleep better knowing that President Trump is at the helm and will help guide us through the storm, but we are definitely living in challenging times.

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      • Menagerie says:

        God’s protection is different than what we expect. Leading members of God’s flock, including all but one of the apostles, have died martyrs.

        We all have to die, one way or another. I think God may count it grace for some to suffer and die in His name. We, on the other hand, do not.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Another press conference. Latest pile of steaming pol talk is that 103 pumps are operational BUT only one turbine available to power them (it can’t power them all) but backup generators are being indtalled and should be (operant words ‘should be’) running by some time on Monday. Note how the number of pumps that are physically capable of pumping water dtops with each telling.

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    NBC is reporing that the ‘white nationalist’ parade in Charlottesville as” eerily similar to Nazi gatherings in the 1920s and 30s”, complete with picture of Hitler saluting the parafing SA. Thry then ran immediately into how many of the white nationalists were open Trump supporters then cut to an interview with David Duke.
    Appears that white nationalist’ has become the press’s preferred pejorative term to describe whites who have a higher opinion of themselves than other races do.

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Bews is saying that there was a single winner in yesterdays huge Mega Millions draw. Ticket was sold at a barbecue joint in South Side Chicago.


  18. Lucille says:

    Michigan: Muslim who stabbed cop calls himself β€œsoldier of Allah,” came to US to kill cops
    August 12, 2017 4:51 PM By Robert Spencer


  19. 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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  20. Lucille says:

    Lovely tribute to a friend….

    Interview with Alice Cooper on late musician Glen Campbell

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