General Discussion, Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today in history, 1898: Born, Hal B. Wallis, film producer (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca).

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185 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, September 14, 2017

  1. Lucille says:

    My fav film since childhood. It’s the epitome of romance and selfless love.


    The ‘suite’ from the 1942 movie CASABLANCA by composer Max Steiner. Performed by the John Wilson Orchestra at the 2013 BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    CASABLANCA is set in Morocco. In the late 18th Century, Spanish merchants named the city Casablanca, though it went under several other names previously. The town was occupied by the French in 1907, and during the French protectorate (1912โ€“56) Casablanca became the chief port of Morocco. (h/t Brittanica.com)

    The way I’ve always remembered where Morocco is located is by the initials “MATLE.” Think of the top of the African continent, starting on the west side–Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt. Spain is north of Morocco, separated by the Strait of Gibraltar.

    And that’s your geography lesson for the day.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Definition of cojones: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-aid-20170911-story.html

    Trump doesn’t call Mexico and offer his condolences on Mexico having an earthquake and low-end hurricane hit and Mexico rescinds its offer of aid to Texas, Florida and Louisiana. Well, that’s gonna cause some wailing around here. No word on whether this fit el hissy wiil extend to the US opening the Treasury coffers to pour more Gringo dollars down the black hole that’s south of the border.

    In May Mexico hit a 20 year high in murders, only to be exceeded in July. In August the US State Department issued a Mexico travel warning due to the number of murders, rapes, kidnappings and other crimes…no mention of the bad bootleg booze being passed off as name brand at major Mex resorts that’s been putting tourists into hospitals and a boxes.

    If Mexico does agree to accept our sid, after we prostrate ourselves and beg their forgiveness for dissing them, I know where we can get a few million shovel-ready workers to send them who already speak Spanish.

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    • Lucille says:

      SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday about last weekโ€™s devastating earthquake that led to the deaths of at least 96 people, the White House said.
      Asked why Trump had not yet called Pena Nieto, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said a telephone call was scheduled to take place within the hour.

      This was the fault of General Kelly. It’s his job to set these things up in a timely manner.

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    • Let’s not send them anything and say we did. I don’t know that the final cost estimates for the hurricanes we have are in yet.

      My idea is we will keep our money, relief supplies, and build the wall on schedule, and Mexico can pound sand.

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      • lovely says:

        I agree. The DACA/Mexico first crowd can do whatever they want with their own time and money, Mexico has been on the receiving side of everything good from the USA and continues to flood our streets with lawbreakers, gang members, murderers, drugs and rapists. People who feel that Mexico’s victims should take precedent over American citizens should send their money to Mexico or travel down there and use their own hands to do their own good deeds. Leave other Amrican’s money alone.

        Family first.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Midterm elections next year, betting we’ll send Mexico aid.

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        • Aiming for the La Raza votes, are they? ๐Ÿ˜ก

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Democrats are the rightful inheritors of Himmler’s and Goebbel’s laurels. They have made sure that any racial/ethnic ‘coming together’ in this country went no further than the Rats making these poor victims of innate American racism their personal pool of sheep.
            Every now and then the Rat hierarchy has its ethnic sonderkommandos go out and whip the rank files back into shape with tales of the evil blue-eyed devils getting ready to make sausage out of their children and force them to eat Vegemite sandwiches.
            The Rat’s ‘we’ll take good care of you’ promises will come back to bite them and us in the butt…maybe not soon but I’m betting sometime after mid-century.

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  3. ImpeacEmAll says:

    Such a pair
    for a library.

    Such a day…

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    It’s the failt of Nieto who, undoubtedly trying to dis Trump for telling the truth about Mexico, decided to make himself look like an ass.

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    As time passes;
    so do we…

    โ€˜Sopranosโ€™ actor Frank Vincent dies at 78

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning, Nyet, and thank you for this magnificent breakfast. Good Morning, everyone!

      “Tell me why it is that a toddler will gag over a perfectly wonderful breakfast of ham, eggs, biscuits, juice, and jelly. But then he will enthusiastically drink the dog’s water and play in the toilet. Truly, he is his mother’s greatest challenge…; and her most inexpressible joy.”
      ~ James Dobson

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      • joshua says:

        perfectly understandable in the poopy pants years…..not yet ready for the “Stand up, shake hands, say ‘how do you do’ routine at that point….heck if Rover drinks that water that the family pour for him, why isn’t that good enough for little Mikie?

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    • Thanks Nyet! Just bacon for me today!

      Morning all!

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    • Cake and bacon! Yay! Thank you Nyet!

      Morning everyone! Have a Deplorable day!

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’, hopefully that gravy doesn’t taste burned. lol

      A few weeks ago, had family over for the weekend and went to cook breakfast, everyone wanted biscuits and gravy and I had no flour. I thought I still had a bag in the freezer and was mistaken. So we went to a cafe to get breakfast, the gravy tasted like they had burned the grease or flour or both. The biscuits you couldn’t break with a fork. I remembered why I rarely eat out. lol

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Shoulda bought ’em at our loxal country store/gas station/cafe. They start makin’ ’em at about 0400 for workers who stop buy and want a heart eat before they start the job.
        BTW, if you make roux and want a lower fat alternative you can toast flour on a cookie sheet under the broiler. Makes the thickener tastier, makes you less likely to get 5th degree lava burns if the roux splashes but does slightly increase the risk an explosion if you stir the cooking flour and the dust hits the broiler coil. More of a flaming ‘poof’ than a blast…extreme cooking.

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        • michellc says:

          A few years ago we stopped a donut shop on our way home and I got biscuits and gravy, they actually weren’t half bad. A lady in there told me the gravy came out of a package.
          I think if you can’t make gravy without burning it, then you probably should make it out of a package. lol

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          • czarowniczy says:

            OK, just like ladt night I sonetimes cheat andvuse package gravy. I uee low-sodium broth (package gravy usually has a lot of sodium as it it), garlic and onion powders, and as this gravy was to go with a store-bought roasted chicken, some poultry spice in it to carry the flavor thru. Ditto the stuffing, in a box but with some broth instead of gravy, about a 50/50 mix of butter and sour cream instead of all butter and the onion/garlic/groubd celery seed powders and poultry spice. Doesn’t take but a minute longer than just dumping it out of the box and it makes emergency dinner taste less emergency.

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            • stella says:

              I made this recipe tonight, except with chicken thighs. Delicious and so easy. (no gravy though):

              https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/lemon-chicken-breasts

              ADD: I suppose you could thicken the juice with cornstarch or flour slurry.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Well, cornstarch has twice the thickening power of flour but less of a flavor. I’ve been thinking of using guar gum as it’s some ten times more thicky than flour and has zero taste. Tantalizing idea as you can use guar gum in room temp things you might want to thicken like salad dressings without adding any taste.

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            • michellc says:

              My DH actually likes brown gravy mix, I think it’s horrible, but he was a bachelor living alone before we got married and I guess even way back then they had brown gravy in a package, just add water.
              A friend brought a casserole dish to a Church dinner once, it was really good and I got the recipe. It called for canned beef gravy. Before then I didn’t know such a thing existed. I just couldn’t make myself use gravy out of a can. I actually bought it and started to open it and changed my mind and made my own gravy.
              Stuffing in a box is out of the question, I can’t eat that stuff. lol

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              • stella says:

                I feel the same way about prepared gravy. I do use the dried bread cubes, though, and make my own stuffing from there.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Yeah, Czarina is addicted to this particilar bagged stuffing while I like oyster stuffing. Spare dried French bread here goes into making pain perdue or bread pudding.

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                  • stella says:

                    My dad made oyster stuffing now and then. It’s okay. I usually make giblet stuffing, with celery and onion. I usually make my own stock to add to it too (and for gravy).

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              • czarowniczy says:

                We have days when Czarina comes home very late and I’m to pooped to cook so it’s whatever’s quick and easy. Canned gravy is out of the question except when one of the dogs is constipated and I put about a quarter of a can in the bowl with its mineral oil.

                Czarina loves a particular bagged stuffing, grew up with it so it’s comfort food…sorta like my Brit bean sandwiches. As I’ve said: raised on skunk, crave skunk.

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                • michellc says:

                  We have nights that are called, “fend for yourself,” when I’m too tired to cook. It’s usually leftovers, sandwich, or in my DH’s case a can of beefaroni, raviolis or spaghetti. I also find that disgusting, but he says before he had a wife to make his lunch, that was an easy lunch. If he ever goes to the grocery store he always comes home with cans of that junk. I call it his dog food. lol

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    As we did tonite, we call it ‘grazing’. I can’t cook for less than a squad so we usually have shelves of leftovers in the fridge. I still buy Dinty Moore and a few more military memory foods while Czarina has hers but there are too many great things out there we haven’t done et yet fer us ta be eatin’ mystery meat.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I had never heard this before. From what I googled, you can then just mix the dry flour into the cream as it’s heating?

          I am going to try this, at least in my soups. I’m most particular about browning my flour just right for flavor. But I can’t imagine giving up bacon grease as the prime flavor in my gravy. It’s not like we eat it a lot anyhow.

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          • stella says:

            I’m not a Southerner, but to me “gravy” is fat mixed with flour and browned, then mixed with liquid, usually milk. This is how you make white sauce with flavoring.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yes, you toast the flour to as dark a consistency as you like – experiment with colors but beware, as the moisture in the flour’s driven off (you can see it leave) it browns faster. Stay with it the whole time, this one likes to surprise you and can vecpne charcoal quickly.
            I like to use a small toaster oven we have, saves power and when you feel comfortable you can leave it on a lesser setting to drive out the moisture before you crank up the broiler coils to brown it. You can also use a cast iron pan on the stove but I find thst takes a French or tornado flat-bottomed whisk and a lot of arm strength to keep stirring the flour.
            Yup, you add the toasted flour to the liquid and it thickens AND adds flavour according to how dark it is. I used to add coffee to one of my chilis until I found a dark roasted fliur thickened the liquids and added that coffee/just-this-side-of-burnt flavor. The tan toasted flour makes a great thickener for chicken or turkey gravy made from pan drippings and the in between light-dark ones go great in thickening beef stews. If you’re gonna thicken why use tasteless stuff when you can add taste?

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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    • Lucille says:

      Just under the wire for breakfast. Thanks, Nyet! I’ll take the whole plate.

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!!!!!! Evening Everyone!!!!!!!!! Just having a Cup of BRC………..thank you thank you….

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Hillaryโ€™s New Book Now Has
    A Rating Of 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars
    (After Hundreds Of 1 Star Reviews Were Deleted)

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/hillarys-new-book-now-has-a-rating-of-4-9-out-of-5-stars-after-hundreds-of-1-star-reviews-were-deleted

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  9. I didn’t get to post yesterday on the story about the DC Gatekeeper (What is a DC Gatekeeper, anyway? She should be removed from this position) who was engaged in witchcraft and openly admitted it. In saner times she’d have been ridden out of town on rail after having been tarred and feathered for dabbling in the occult. But I had some thoughts:

    First, she can claim that she caused such and such a thing to happen because she “hexxed” someone, but nothing happened to those people that God did not permit to happen. He has the final say, regardless of what Sally Quinn thinks she did. And yes, I do believe that sometimes His plans for us involve terrible things like cancer. Faith is in part the understanding that bad things happen to us for a reason, we may not know the reason, but that God is in control in spite of those things.

    Second, she can think she has power all she wants, but someday she’s going to have to answer for her actions and there is no appeals court from the courtroom of the Judge she will have to answer too.

    I’m not a huge Carman fan, but I thought of this song yesterday after I saw that article. FWIW, I will post it here.

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  10. michellc says:

    The latest update: he’s finally stable enough to be moved to the burn unit and out of ICU. Burns have caused muscles to die in one arm and he likely will lose his hand. He’s still in a medically induced coma and is still partly on ventilator. They want to get through the most painful of treatments to burns before they wake him up and are hoping he will be off the ventilator by then.
    As long as infections are kept at bay he’s no longer in a life and death struggle. His kidneys have been damaged, but they’re hoping they repair themselves.

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  11. stella says:

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  12. lovely says:

    Our chilling Brave New World. Martin Shkreli had his bail revoked and was sent to jail after he offered $5000 for each strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair that anyone could give him. The judge suddenly decided that Martin posed a danger to society.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/martin-shkreli-bound-jail-judge-revokes-5m-bail-article-1.3493987

    Curious.

    Really interesting.

    Why?

    Why would Hillary feel so threatened by a strand of her hair being examined? People are saying well you have to have the root to get the DNA, but Martin didn’t stipulate that the root needed to be attached for the payout. What could Martin find out from a strand of Hillary’s hair? He could find out what drugs she was taking and is taking, alcohol consumption can even be measured, he could even find out the concentration of when and what was used by the Beast within a pretty tight timeframe.

    What is Hillary hiding that a simple strand of her hair could reveal? Why is the DOJ still doing Hillary’s bidding?

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  13. lovely says:

    I can’t figure out how to get this properly linked so here is my best try. There are a lot of pictures.

    Is it Islam or Antifa?

    https://wordpress.com/post/lovelyd24.wordpress.com/438

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Wow I just went through a couple of cases of 5.56………and “I’m just getting warmed up”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Just having a big box of 5.56 converted to .300 Blackout myself. Too lazy to spend that time cutting, reforming, swaging primet pockets, cleaning, etc. Easier to send it to a company in South Lyon, MI and have them do it all and return it to me fully reloading ready. American business ingenuity.

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  14. Lucille says:

    The Lord’s Prayer in Original Jewish Aramaic

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  15. Public university washes away conservative groupโ€™s 9/11 chalk memorial.

    โ€œWhen we asked why he was destroying our tribute to the victims of 9/11, [the employee] informed us that he had been ordered to do so by the universityโ€™s Director of Facilities Maintenance, Shehadeh Abdelkarim,โ€ Roberts said.

    He has to go back. Back home where he belongs.

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/36614/

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    Goodness Gracious. It was rather traumatic to get the Internet back for 1/2 an hour and then lose it for days again. Let’s see how long it lasts this time. I can’t really complain because there are still people here in this county who don’t have power yet. And, the front part of our apt. complex has been without power, which they may have just gotten back on, I hope.

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  17. stella says:

    Donโ€™t buy all the PR-style hooey about โ€˜dreamersโ€™

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-buy-all-the-pr-style-hooey-about-dreamers/2017/09/12/adc246d6-9738-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.552490eaf30b#comments

    It’s an op-ed by Mickey Kaus, not the Wapo’s opinion, I am sure.

    … For example, itโ€™s often said โ€” indeed, former president Barack Obama just recently said โ€” that the approximately 690,000 dreamers were โ€œbrought to this country by their parents.โ€ Well, many were. But thatโ€™s not required to qualify as a protected dreamer under the various plans, including Obamaโ€™s. You just have to have entered the country illegally before age 16. You could have decided to sneak in against your parentsโ€™ wishes. Youโ€™re still a dreamer!

    Likewise, weโ€™re told dreamers are college-bound high school grads or military personnel. Thatโ€™s an exaggeration. All thatโ€™s actually required is that the dreamer enroll in a high school course or an โ€œalternative,โ€ including online courses and English-as-a-second-language classes. Under Obamaโ€™s now-suspended program, you didnโ€™t even have to stay enrolled.

    Compared with the general population, dreamers are not especially highly skilled. A recent survey for several pro-dreamer groups, with participants recruited by those groups, found that while most dreamers are not in school, the vast majority work. But their median hourly wage is only $15.34, meaning that many are competing with hard-pressed lower-skilled Americans.

    The dreamers you read about have typically been carefully selected for their appeal. Theyโ€™re valedictorians. Theyโ€™re first responders. Theyโ€™re curing diseases. They root for the Yankees. They want to serve in the Army. If dreamers are the poster children for the much larger undocumented population, these are the poster children for the poster children.

    Still, taking the dreamers as a whole, not just the dreamiest of them, they represent an appealing group of would-be citizens. So why not show compassion and legalize them? Because, as is often the case, the pursuit of pure compassion comes with harmful side effects…

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  18. joshua says:

    lots of trolls hyper active over across the way all going anti Trump

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Just socialists being socialists. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • facebkwallflower says:

      They remind me the “perfect little kid” that becomes a sadistic bully to siblings the minute Mommy leaves the room. Looks like orders issued to take place down while Mommy out of room. Such stupidity! They don’t realize that SD not a one-man show and might be the “face” of the place but there are others running the presses” (dating myself), so to speak. It is comical how hard the trolls are trying to sound intelligent and pass as branch sitters.

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  19. stella says:

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  20. Lucille says:

    “The Maltese Falcon” beginning….

    “Shoo her in, Effie darling, shoo her in.”

    The Maltese Falcon: Top 10 Movie Lines

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  21. Lucille says:

    Check out this Maltese Falconโ€ฆ.

    Maltese Falcon at the Perini Navi Cup 2013 in Sardinia

    Oh, just once before I dieโ€ฆwhat an incredible shipโ€ฆ.

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  22. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Meanwhile, there is not a single living person on Barbuda, for the first time in 300 years.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/09/14/barbuda-hurricane-irama-devastation/665950001/

    St. Martin didn’t fare much better.

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    • Lucille says:

      It’s terrible to view the devastation.

      โ€œThe damage is complete,โ€ says Ambassador Ronald Sanders, who has served as Antigua and Barbudaโ€™s ambassador to the U.S. since 2015.

      Then he goes on to say…In addition to financial aid, Sanders says the global community must also stand up to climate change.

      โ€œWe believe climate change is here to stay โ€” itโ€™s a reality, despite all of the naysayers,โ€ he says. โ€œWe know that these things have occurred as a result of the profligacy of the countries that are rich, and have abused the system. We, unfortunately, who contribute less than naught point naught percent of pollution of the worldโ€™s atmosphere, are the worldโ€™s greatest victims.โ€

      ——————
      His ignorance on the reality of hurricane causation is myriad.

      Is he speaking to China, the nation with the greatest pollution output, and the greatest cause of the supposed “man-made climate change”? Nope, he’s speaking to the U.S.

      Hopefully China will do its duty. Perhaps Mexico can send Barbuda all that assistance they stood ready to give to the U.S.

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      • stella says:

        Just for fun, I looked up past hurricanes to hit Barbuda. There was hurricane “Dog” in 1950 (seriously), in which Barbuda experienced 130 mph winds. Hurricane Donna in 1960 passed directly over Barbuda. Hurricane Georges in 1998; between Barbuda and Antigua, Georges killed 3 people, left 3,800 homeless and resulting at $160 million damage. Hurricane Gonzalo (2014); Antigua and Barbuda sustained US$40 million in losses, and boats were abundantly damaged or destroyed throughout the northern Leeward Islands. There are a bunch more. Here’s a link:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Hurricanes_in_Antigua_and_Barbuda

        Looks like Barbuda has always been in the path of hurricanes.

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        • stella says:

          Antigua and Barbuda incurred 100 million dollars in damages during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Luis in 1995 caused catastrophic damage as a cat 4 and 130 mph winds. Hurricane Omar in 2008 caused $54 million in damages in Antigua and Barbuda.

          I think I would move.

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          • Lucille says:

            Frankly, how do we even know he would spend monies sent to rebuild/re-make his island in a wise manner. I sincerely hope the U.S. doesn’t send them anything except perhaps clean-up machinery.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          They live on an island in an area that’s historically been a freeway for hurricanes. Columbus saw his settlement wiped out by a hurricane. Spanish have revords of their ships getting crushed by crushed by hurricanes for centuries…look st what the Aztecs built their cities out of.
          Dictators need reasons thst will get people to voluntarily pick up their kids and march into the camps and they’ve decided on global climate change.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        I took note of that, too, Lucille. Idiocy, refined.

        Yep, it’s all our fault that a hurricane hit your hurricane-prone island.

        Who vacations on Barbuda, besides commie Climate Science college profs with tenure and multiple homes? I mean, the Venn Diagram showing Barbuda visitors and Martha’s Vinyard residents is pretty much one circle, I’m guessing.

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  23. stella says:

    Trump Really Is ‘Bombing the Shit’ Out of ISIS Just Like He Promised

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-really-bombing-shit-out-isis-just-he-promised-664844

    President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail to โ€œbomb the shitโ€ out of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, and new figures reveal that he is doing just that. The United States-led coalition dropped more than 5,000 bombs on the groupโ€™s positions in August.

    “Coalition airpower continued its annihilation of ISIS, releasing more than 5,075 weapons, the most of any month in the three-year campaign to defeat ISIS,โ€ the figures released by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command showed.

    This number surpassed the previous monthly high for the campaign known as Operation Inherent Resolve, which was 4,848 in June, and double the number the year before, when it was just 2,244.

    Under the Trump administration, U.S. military commanders have been handed a greater remit to decide strike locations and the frequency of those strikes. Already, 2017 is the year with the largest number of bombs dropped by the coalition, with only three-quarters of the year passed…

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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  25. Lucille says:

    Over at CTH, this was posted. Good site to bookmark….

    JohnP says:
    September 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    FYI โ€“ For anyone who like old TV. I found this site that has a lot of legal content from the 50โ€™s and 60โ€™s.

    http://www.reruncentury.com/ia/

    I love One Step Beyond!

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  26. stella says:

    I saw on the news (OAN) that the Venezuelan government is trying to convince their citizens to raise rabbits for meat. Turnaround is quick if you have a pair, and it’s a good protein source. Popular during WWII during rationing.

    I guess the people are taking bunnies from the government, but keeping them as pets. Not hungry enough yet, apparently.

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  27. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Not with a Bang, but a Whimper.

    Go with God, Western Civ.

    “This is an interesting “Farewell to England” list of Islamic accomplishments in that country that I thought might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war.

    “Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye America party!

    “Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without entry control:

    “How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:

    Mayor of London … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oxford … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Luton … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Rochdale … MUSLIM

    “All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:

    Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques
    Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts
    Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
    Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
    Muslim Women… 78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Men… 63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Families… 6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT!

    …. and we (the USA) can’t decide on an immigration policy??

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