General Discussion, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today in history, 1925: Born today, Melvin “Mel” Torme, jazz singer, musician, composer and arranger (“The Christmas Song,” AKA “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”); nicknamed the “Velvet Fog.”

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  1. Lucille says:

    Absolutely perfect pitch…listen to this…not my favorite song but a favorite rendition of it…sooooo smooth….

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  2. lovely says:

    Speaking of poetry and farms;

    99-year-old grandpa still works on the family farm, providing an example for his kids and grandkids

    Many times his feet have walked this soil,

    He has weathered both the hardships and the joy,

    Enduring both the good times and the bad.

    To him the land seems free and holy.

    Together they have worked,

    Each doing their part to make things whole in the end.

    At times life was hard,

    But looking back,

    He knows he would choose no other path of life other than to be a farmer.

    This land and he have become one.

    Though he is no longer young and has been faced with many challenges in his life,

    He has conquered all and still wears a smile.

    He is both a hero and an example.

    He is one of the strongest people I have ever known,
    He is my grandfather …

    My grandfather the farmer.

    http://www.omaha.com/living/year-old-grandpa-still-works-on-the-family-farm-providing/article_b3b4882d-1621-5ff5-b8b3-e61a525fe3e5.html

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Apologies if this was posted elsewhere:

    How 9/11 Made Me What I Am [Daniel Greenfield]

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2017/09/how-911-made-me-what-i-am.html

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  4. Lucille says:

    An old but totally evocative goodie….

    Chris de Burgh – Lady In Red (Lyric Video)

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  5. 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! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. lovely says:

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  8. stella says:

    Morning all!

    “The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze.” – John Updike, September

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  9. G-d&Country says:

    Here is today’s painting dedicated to the innocence of children (interesting how often they include dogs):

    This painting is by Michel Honoré Bounieu (1740–1814). He was a French painter of historical and genre subjects, and a mezzotint engraver. He became a member of the Academy at Paris in 1767. He was keeper of the prints at the Bibliothèque Nationale from 1792 to 1794, and for the next twenty years professor of drawing at the École des Ponts-et-Chaussées. He exhibited many pictures at the Salon, and at his own studio. The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux has a Head of a Woman, and a Baigneuses by him. He had a daughter, Emilie Bounieu, later Madame Raveau, who inherited her father’s talent, and exhibited historical subjects and portraits from 1800 to 1819.
    I love this child’s face. It was what captured my attention when searching for paintings to post. Also the various textures in the painting: the soft face, the hard metal, the folds of cloth, and fur on the dog. That’s a lot for a little painting.
    Thank you all for BF, smiles, information, and your wonderful selves! 🙂 I probably will not post until next week. Finally after 3 attempts we are having our oak trees, and some of the larger pines (75-80 ft), cut down. I have been having severe, even anaphylactic allergic reactions to the mold on the oak leaves every fall and spring as they decompose. I am so praying that stops!
    God please protect those in harm’s way today, and those who die with no time to prepare. Please turn the hearts of the evil ones to You, and thank you for protecting our internet friends. Amen

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Be careful G&C! Sure hope it works for you…

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    • Gorgeous painting. That little one is sleeping so serenely, with the ever faithful family dog watching over her. Very angelic. 🙂

      G & C, I hope getting rid of the pines improves things for you health wise. I think pines are beautiful, but they make me miserable as well, not to the extent you experience, but extremely unpleasant symptoms nonetheless. Take care and feel better soon! 😊

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    This is an article I read last night. I shake my head at the stupidity of these people. They do not know what they are dealing with, or maybe I do not understand how evil they are.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/09/12/gatekeeper-of-dc-society-sally-quinn-comes-out-as-occultist-used-hex-to-kill-people/
    Gatekeeper of DC Society Sally Quinn Comes Out as Occultist, Used Hex to Kill People
    Maybe, thanks to the dribs and drabs that have bubbled up over the past year, we are starting to have that question answered. The latest revelation surrounds Sally Quinn, the surviving widow of Bill Bradlee, the Washington Post’s powerful executive editor is an occultist, a witch of sorts who honestly believes (according to her own memoir) that she murdered three innocent people through the dark art of the hex . Almost as troubling is the matter-of-fact way in which the Washington Post informs us of this bombshell, in the Outlook section under the chatty headline, “Sally Quinn’s hexes, marital ultimatums and visceral love of her son.” What in God’s name is going on here? We have just discovered that one of the primary movers and shakers of the last half-century is a practicing occultist, and…Nothing. Nobody cares. Worse still, our Ruling Class is now joking about Quinn putting a deadly hex on President Trump.
    I had wanted to post a thoughtful explanation of the Miracle of Fatima today, but must mark trees to be cut for tomorrow morning. God will only let this go on for so long. Part of what Mary, Mother of God, taught the children to pray on July 13, 1917 is “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.” I urge those who who are unfamiliar to read up on this miracle. It was witnessed by thousands. May God have mercy on all our souls. See you next week.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Great morning trying to post/read today. I have a particularly attentive cat parked in the middle of my chest, its butt firmly planted on the iPad (finally found a use for it) and his needle-tipped claws poking my shoulders. Where’s the standoffish aloofness when you really need it?

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    • joshua says:

      solution…..hide the soft tar under the litter box litter covering on the top and let puss get brae tarpitted for awhile

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I was thinking of something a little more simpler involving a wall and duct tape.

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        • Sharon says:

          I want that one! That one!

          Let us know how it works out.

          Photos maybe?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Presently being restrained by the vision of an ER doc having to surgically remove the cat…

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            • Sharon says:

              Yer one of those normal ‘mericans who knows stuff.

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            • Sharon says:

              You probly wouldn’t go snipe-huntin’ either.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                As da sniper o’ da snipee?

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                • Sharon says:

                  Maybe just for fun you could be the sniper…..I never did get caught up as the snipee in my yooot (being warned by my older brothers) – but it would be one way to get some alone time in the wilderness, I’m thinking.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I live 8 miles from the closest gas station, 20 miles from the closest Walmart and 45+ miles from the closest Stsrbucks…any mo’ wilderness then that’s overkill.

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                  • Sharon says:

                    Where you live sounds like our MN location. Now not so much, but I am glad to be “in town” now that I’z by my self. Makes maintenance of yard, self, and equipment doable. Being in an over-55 development helps a lot. I’m sort of at the edge of this 1500 house development which was built in the ’60s. Just beyond that that there line of treest, behind the houses across the street, is open country.

                    The traffic by my house each day might occasionally approach double digits, but not off. We are that group of old people who 1) fly American flags, often accompany by the POW/MIA flag; 2) consider personal privacy sort of holy; 3) appreciate and know our neighbors; and 4) are heavily armed.

                    It’s the best for me at this point and I’m all grateful,

                    Oh! Yes – not much left by the time you clean ’em. Guess you’d have to do it just for the fun of it and to teacher the younger generation how to get their thinkin’ straight!

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                • Sharon says:

                  Oh, crap, I just thought of something – would it not be entertaining, satisfying, and probably life-extending to take a couple of thousand SJWs on a snipe hunt – oh, out on the Kansas plains in January – or in West Texas in June – or something? Wrap up all their dreams in Snipe Paper, Promise Them The Sky….

                  Yes. I think that would be fun.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Sorta waste of ammo, by the time you clean ’em there ain’t much left.

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                  • ImpeachEmAll says:

                    Yes, Czar, those snowflakes are all wind.

                    Oops, was Sharon talking about snipe?

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                  • michellc says:

                    Snipe hunting is a lot of fun and something my DH has never outgrown as it wasn’t that long ago he took someone snipe hunting. You’d think with everyone having their phones glued to them it wouldn’t be possible anymore as it would take two minutes to figure out what snipe hunting is before they found themselves with no cell service. lol

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  13. Lucille says:

    Saved this jpg for some reason, maybe it’s a beautiful scene…so let’s see what it is…hopefully not a group of barechested males working out…but if it were, I’d of captioned it for future reference….

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, OK…that’s pretty nice…have a beautiful day, every one of you Stellarites, full of beautiful aromas…like the bacon from Nyetneetot. Thanks, Nyet, for the scrumptuous break-o-the-fast. Gotta eat it fast…it’s only 20 minutes until it’s afternoon for those on the East Coast.

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    • Sharon says:

      That’s really pretty. The colors, shades, cloud shapes…..delicious picture.

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  14. Lucille says:

    And here’s an interesting shot that I did caption….

    In the town of Skagen, which is located on the northernmost point of Denmark, you can see where the Baltic & North Seas meet. The two tides cannot merge together because they are different densities.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Thematic…seems there are studies showing that it’s generally better to have seniors in nursing homes shelter in place a, if evacuated, they show double the risk of death and four times the risk of hospitalization.
      Interesting, but as happened in Katrina what about unscrupulous nursing home owners who abandoned their elderly charges to drown, ignoring even the paper-tiger state approved hurricane plans they had to have? Also, how do they go about providing power and other vital services to the residents?
      Another on for the Things Too Hard to Do basket.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        I actually agree about seniors needing to shelter in place – but I’ve noticed all the joints around here are a) generally one story, b) do not seem to have any kind of generator back c) are staffed by incompetent sub-human millenials that would be the FIRST to bug out in a crisis and are nearly ALWAYS in some Godforsaken ghetto part of town.
        It’s horrible, here. I’d’ve never let the sainted Momma go into one.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          That’s the issue, they’re heavily money makers for the politically connected. You figure they largely exist on the residents’ SSI and maybe small other payments and it’s a surprise they’re not abandoned during spring rainstorms.

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  15. Lucille says:

    Debbie W-S’s district and hopefully not for long….

    Meet Carlos J. Reyes
    Republican Candidate for Congress (FL-23)

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  16. auscitizenmom – Missed you today. Still praying things continue to improve there for you and your fellow Floridians. Until things are back to normal for you, I can post the prayer. Just let me know when you’d like to resume posting. Take care and God bless!

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  17. 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.

    And, Lord, we pray for help for the people of Texas and Louisiana who are caught in the flooding. And, now we add everyone in the path of Irma to our prayer for safety.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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