General Discussion, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    601 followers, stella! Congratulations!

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Lovely teacup–but someone drank all the tea! Catastrophe!

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      • Lucille says:

        Some culprit named Lucille, probably…she loves Yogi brand licorice tea.

        At one time I had a good-size collection of antique and collectible cups/saucers. Alas, when one downsizes, collections often get culled. A group of seven pals and I used to gather once a month at each others’ homes for afternoon tea which gave us opportunities to show off our latest acquisitions…LOL!

        My other collection was sugar and creamers which about ten years ago was mostly donated to charity auctions. I retained some of them, one being a Havilland sugar and creamer from the era when large sugar bowls showed that the owner was wealthy, sugar being a costly commodity.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I have an antique child’s china tea set which will go to my granddaughter. It also have a chocolate set. I will probably get rid of it when we move. When my mother died, I inherited a lot of antique glassware and dishes, which I had no interest in. In the course of researching the worth of the items I became interested in the many varieties of old dishes you find in antique stores.

          I have some beautiful pieces, most from both sides of my family. However, I don’t want to keep them when we move.

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        • lovely says:

          Beautiful tea cup Lucille. My MIL used to collect tea cups and saucers but she is going through a purge of her house and she donated them to a local charity. I remember how pretty and delicate many of them were. Your get togethers sound really fun!

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          • Lucille says:

            Greatest group of women I’ve ever personally known. Each with very different personalities and professions but we all got along famously…no gossiping or backbiting, just love and care for one another. If we had a problem with some individual’s action or conversation, we’d take it to the person directly.

            Miss them terribly, those still in the world and others in the next.

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    • Really beautiful, Lucille! Have a great day. πŸ™‚

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      My Mom left me a collection of blue carnival glass. It all sits on a shelf above my livingroom window. It’s pretty, but needs dusting a lot!. My daughter said if I left it to her, it would probably be sold, so I’ll just enjoy it while I can!

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      • Lucille says:

        That’s pretty much why I gave the items to charity…most in my family wouldn’t want the collections. Recently I went through the china and glass and pulled out all the items owned by my mother and my grandmothers and gave those to two nieces who I knew would appreciate them. What’s left they can dispense as they wish when the inevitable arrives.

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  2. Here we go. The goodness.

    How does he do that with his voice? How?

    Note the St. Jude earring he always wears. He’s a devout Catholic.

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  3. Lucille says:

    The epitome of voice as instrument…an absolutely perfect rendition of Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” by Anna Moffo in 1964 with Leopold Stokowski
    (Not sure why such a fuzzy photo of Moffo was chosen)

    Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 – March 9, 2006)
    Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977)

    Here’s a photo showing how beautiful she was….

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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)
    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’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. lovely says:

    I can’t wait for Aidan to release his first commercial music.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. So many good ones to choose from, but this is my favorite! Hysterical that President Trump called him by his new nickname during yesterday’s UN speech!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

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  8. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Here’s a little something
    for those enduring Maria…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. G-d&Country says:

    Hi everyone! Be back next week πŸ™‚ Hope everybody is doing well!

    Doing a vocal rather than painting today. This young man has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard, and that includes the greats. enjoy. [hope it comes out]

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  10. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Why Russia Is Not Like America

    From a Hillary Clinton Anecdote about Putin

    Hillary Clinton in an interview with the editor of The New Yorker on that magazine’s RADIO HOUR podcast told a very interesting anecdote about Vladimir Putin.

    He apparently treated her in their meetings with cool contempt, not deigning to look at her or speak with her except when he had to.

    In an attempt to engage him, she raised various subjects that she knew were or would likely be of interest to him.

    At one point she brought up Stalingrad and the incredible suffering and bravery of the Russian people during the German seige.

    Putin did respond to that: β€œLet me tell you a story,” he said.

    My father was at Stalingrad. There was an instance where my father was walking past a pile of dead bodies, when he sighted the leg of a woman whom he recognized as that of his wife because of the shoes on the body.

    Frantically he began struggling to pull the body out of the pile of the dead. Those who had collected these bodies screamed at him, and tried to force him away.

    But, he fought them off, eventually removing his wife’s body, and carrying her back to their apartment.

    When he got her remains there, he discovered that she actually was alive.

    Over time, Putin’s father nursed his wife back to health.

    β€œAfter the war,” said Putin, β€œI was born.”

    I looked up his date of birth. 1952. Seven years after the war.

    The Battle of Stalingrad and the Seige during which hundreds of thousands died lasted from 23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943.

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    • Lucille says:

      What was the purpose of Putin telling Clinton that story, if he even did? We know what an astoundingly prolific liar she is. Anyway, the story Is mostly a fabrication. Here’s an article which includes a similar story by Putin but it’s not set in Stalingrad… https://www.rt.com/news/254445-putin-family-details-wwii/

      Also, it’s highly doubtful he spoke to her in English, though he speaks English quite well. He generally uses interpreters when speaking to Americans….sort of a Russian thing. So how does she even claim to know what he was really saying?

      As for the title, “Why Russia Is Not Like America”, IMO Hill’s little anecdote has absolutely nothing to do with nations but with politicians and perhaps Putin’s complete contempt for Hillary (not contempt for women in politics–he gets along with Angela quite well and even speaks German with her–but contempt for HILLARY).

      Maybe he’d heard that she claimed to be named after Edmund Hillary and thought he’d tell a tall tale, too.

      And, on top of that, Hillary Clinton doesn’t deserve to even speak the name of Stalingrad in reference to their heroism during World War II. She of Bosnian sniper fame. Puke!

      Not to take away from their heroic actions, in any way…however, people fought to the death in Stalingrad because they had no way of escape. Stalin decreed that anyone leaving the city, including children, would be shot. He wanted Stalingrad to stand even if it got down to one live Russian. He didn’t care how many Russians died. Frankly, I think Hillary would be right at home in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

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  11. Howie says:

    A good day. Saved the Tangerine Tree. Cut the other tree that got knocked in to the Tangerine tree out and it is happy. Now that dang Bee that hangs out in it and gets ON my Rum and Coke will have a Safe SPACE….I AM SO PC.

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    • Lucille says:

      From “The Fleet’s In” (1942) – Vocals by Helen O’Connell & Bob Eberly

      (BTW, note O’Connell very prominently wearing a cross, which was not just a fashion statement in 1942. How lovely!)

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    • lovely says:

      Safe Space for Bees.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Glad to hear you’re making progress toward order. After Katrina, I had to drag most of the limbs from our live oak in the back yard around to the front for the irregular pick-up day. Took about a week to clean it up, but over time, the yard looked pretty normal, altho there was too much sunlight for several years until the trees filled in again. After Andrew my mother’s neighborhood in Kendall looked simply awful because most of the banyan trees were gone & it took years too grow new trees.

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  12. Lucille says:

    RUSH: Trump’s Approval Rating Is UP, And It’s Based Solely On PERFORMANCE

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  13. Howie says:

    Q…I am terminating Spectrum….can AOL dial up still connect wit this place?

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  14. stella says:

    One of my Facebook friends, in a discussion about the Draft:

    I was drafted in 1969. I showed up for my physical and had they called me I would have gone…I must concede, I had just graduated from college, I did very well on the qualifying test, and I doubt I would have wound up in the jungle with a rifle unless I volunteered, which I wasn’t going to do.

    In the end I got as far as the eye test and that was it.

    Several years later I was in Israel and very close to staying, close enough that I went and arranged to be drafted if I made the final decision to stay. The guy I talked to asked me why I hadn’t been in the US army, I told him, and he said,”We have a different eye test here. We count your eyes. If you have one, you pass.”

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    • Lucille says:

      Small nations in desperate times conscript or take as volunteers anyone who is standing.

      At the beginning of the U.S. involvement in World War II, the U.S. mainly wanted the young. My Dad had to register for the draft even though he was 35 in 1940 when the conscription law was passed. When his number was called, he went in for his physical exam and they discovered his heart had a malfunction. It was then that he found out he had had Rheumatic Fever as a young boy instead of the suspected Malaria many got in the Arkansas of 1912. So they sent him home.

      He went to work in the southern California shipyards. Then several years later, the government was pretty much taking anyone who could walk and Dad went down to try to join again. By that time, however, Dad three dependents and since he was in a necessary-to-the-war-effort job, they sent him home again. Not serving in the war was something he always regretted.

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  15. lovely says:

    !Warning! Lots of language. It looks like President Trump has pushed Lawrence O’Donnell right over the edge. Imagine being this tightly wound. Sheesh…..the humorless arrogant Left.

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    • stella says:

      My, what a “charmer”.

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    • Sharon says:

      So – I bet his family looks forward to him coming home. Or not.

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      • lovely says:

        Good grief, just read the time line in response to his behavior. Liberals are all saying this is normal. Some woman (maybe a man) said that her husband has had bigger blow ups over not being able to open a package. These people are angry lunatics.

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        • Sharon says:

          I appreciate my quiet life where there is no yelling and throwing things. And they make fun of us……they are toxic individuals. And I’m not entirely upset with them in making that statement – apparently they are comfortable with that kind of everyday living because they are used to it??

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          • lovely says:

            It is a bizarre way to live. No wonder they are always agitated. I like my quiet life. I can’t even imagine living with someone like this let alone being a person who gets enraged over small things.

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            • Sharon says:

              Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. If they never have a peaceful day, or week, or month – no wonder they’re ready to go off at the slightest problem. I’m blessedly naive where that is concerned, I guess.

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          • Menagerie says:

            My parents were all kinds of dysfunctional. As an adult, I realize there is no real normal, but some people have more poison in their system than others. They would fight bitterly over tiny everyday things.

            When I got married they accused me of letting my husband run over me because we chose to have a more peaceful home. We have had our share of knock down drag outs, as we both have pretty forceful personalities, but it’s been more of a pick your battles kind of life. I don’t think they understood that, but they did come to accept it, and they loved and respected him because he stood up to them, but refused to enter into their madness to do it.

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  16. Howie says:

    I cut the cable. I think I am going to check out…In October. From internet. I can not see where it is doing good anymore. Just a hodge podge of Baloney. And legal Mumbo Jumbo.

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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 all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  18. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Hang in there… πŸ˜‰

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  19. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Cannot help but wonder how many
    PR Independence seekers are still
    pushing the idea of life without USA
    tax dollars support. How will their
    power grid be restored after Maria?

    “For decades, Puerto Rico was important to the American economy as a center of sugar cane growing, then as a tax haven for manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies, and as a military stronghold and bulwark against the spread of communism in Latin America. But now it is no longer needed for any of these things. Most of the U.S. military bases have closed, and Congress began in 1996 to phase out the island’s tax haven status. As soon as the last of the federal tax breaks β€” known as Section 936 β€” ended in 2006, corporations started leaving and the island plunged into a recession from which it has yet to recover.”

    https://theintercept.com/2017/05/09/puerto-ricos-123-billion-bankruptcy-is-the-cost-of-u-s-colonialism/

    Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico
    as most powerful storm to hit island since 1928

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/evacuate-or-die-puerto-ricans-told-to-flee-as-hurricane-maria-approaches-2017-09-20

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