General Discussion, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Merlin’s Cave

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141 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  1. Col(R)Ken says:

    Morning All !!!!!!! I’m Pro football Free!!!!!!!! And if somebone disrespects Blueberries I’ll tak’em out!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Videogames look THAT realistic, now. No kidding.

    Now they’re stepping into VR.

    I love videogames of all sorts, but I’m never strapping anything onto my face. I don’t even like to wear headphones. If something’s going on outside, I want to hear it. And I have $250 headphones.

    But, yeah, I walked through that cave a few weeks ago in Skyrim.

    Lots of skellies and a bone dragon at the end. It was quite the battle.

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  3. Lucille says:

    A fun website….

    Liked by 5 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      I can remember being amazed way back when the early satellites were fitted with thermal(IR) cameras and we could see the heat ‘shadows’ where aircraft were parked…from waaaaaaay out in space.

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      • Sharon says:

        I wish you were my neighbor, Czar, so maybe I could get well enough acquainted that you would let me sit around with you and the Czarina when y ou might slip into some more of the stories on a summer or fall or winter’s evening.

        I like yer kind of people who know lots of stuff and only tell a little once in a while. Yes.

        Shoot, I’d even march in a parade behind yer horse, if I could.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          How close to tbe Mississippi headwaters are you? Gotta boat? We could meet you in NOLA at the Nashville docks, and we moved the plants off the patio and had the pergola painted…plenty room.


        • czarowniczy says:

          A lot of things are just routine blurbs that happened on a daily basis where I worked and are lost in memory until something pries them out.
          For generations my families lived and died within a few miles of where they were born. My father, being in the military, was the first to really travel and I learned to like the unknown. Like Czarina, I just stumbled on interesting things and went for it. I volunteered for Pope John’s security detail and the 1988 RNC while most of my peers didn’t…I lucked out. Ditto military from Vietnam to the GWOT and lots of stuff in between, my peers could have but decided to sit them out. Could have probably made more money on a different path but wouldn’t have had as much fun.

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Lucille thank you.

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      • Col(R)Ken says:

        Thank you Lucille, interesting article. I knew a few master mixologists from Dartmouth who studied under Keggy the Keg…….

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        • Lucille says:

          You’re welcome, Colonel. BTW, it’s rumored after his stint at Dartmouth that Keggy set up one of those scam bartending schools. Raked in millions before they sent him to the slammer. You heard anything ’bout that?


          • Col(R)Ken says:

            No, the master mixologist I knew made millions in the currency markets. Came in one day, resigned his commission, bought a Porsche 911, moved to Wyoming……


  4. Lucille says:

    Big Ben β€˜Unable To Sleep’ After Protesting The National Anthem

    Scroll down in the comment section and find “peggy6824″ whose post is excellent….

    β€œI appreciate the unique diversity in my team and throughout the league and completely support the call for social change and the pursuit of true equality.”

    So called “social change”, Justice, & equality will always evade those who see themselves as perpetual victims. Those who are always looking to blame others for their lot in life because they refuse to take responsibility.

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    Robin Williams and the American Flag

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  6. Lucille says:

    Kevin Kern – A Gentle Whisper

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  7. facebkwallflower says:

    Airbnb is a home exchange sort of thing and very popular. You list your home or property with them for times available and “rent” it to travelers. It is huge. When we had to go to Chicago for wedding many of the out-of-towners (trendy, well-off professionals) chose this option over hotels.

    If this is true and I had a home or property listed with airbnb, I would remove it immediately. Yikes! Many of the refugees do not even know how to use a toilet and if they do, they still wont flush it! No kidding. We watched a health club get trashed because the foreigners refused to flush toilets and some would not understand that in this country toilet paper goes IN the toilet. Another reason I would unlist my property would be most refugees are not adequately screened for diseases which they carry but most Americans do not. Yikes! This is suicide for airbnb.

    AirBnB To Offer Free Housing To Refugees Affected By Trump’s Vetting Policy

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  8. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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  9. Menagerie says:

    Saw this on Facebook. I shared it on lovely’s post, but also here.

    Military supporters and current Military. You’re all encouraged to assist in a National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, (Veterans Day Weekend.)
    We need to show OUR unity by Boycotting all NFL football telecasts and not attend games in person as well. It will prove our point if all fans and all ticket holders stay away from attending any NFL games especially on our sacred VETERANS DAY WEEKEND.
    Let them play in EMPTY stadiums. MAKE THEM APOLOGIZE!
    Let Roger Goodell know that WE have been offended by hitting him right in his pocket.
    Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military,some of whom had to come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.
    Continue with the weekly boycott of televised games until they get the message
    If you can’t “share”, “copy and paste”.

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! How ’bout them cowgirls???

    Liked by 5 people

  11. stella says:

    For czar (or anyone else who is interested), ran across a description of this fusion Korean/Polish restaurant in Chicago:

    Korean and Polish fare collide at this off-kilter, counter-service offshoot of Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar. Prepare your taste buds for street food-inspired finds like sauerkraut-mushroom-filled potskis with farmer’s cheese, soy cream, pickled onions and herb salad. Then, go another round with sesame seed-showered rice cakes in spicy-sweet chile sauce with kapusta and sesame leaves. Enjoy them on the patio when weather allows.
    Kimski is located at 954-960 W. 31st St.

    I believe they also specialize in vegetarian fare. Sounds intriguing.

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    • lovely says:

      I’ll tell my daughter about it, I’m sure she would love it!

      Liked by 3 people

    • John Denney says:

      The church I attend has attendees born in more than 20 different countries from all continents except Antarctica.
      We were specifically asked to bring an ethnic dish for one of our potlucks, so I brought a dish my mostly-Polish mom used to make: Peel and cut potatoes into inch and a half chunks, put them in the bottom of a pot, lay a pork shoulder roast on them, dump in a half gallon of home made sauerkraut, then cover and simmer for an hour or so.
      A few people loved it and had thirds; most wouldn’t touch it. One Polish fellow asked where the spicy mustard was, that it was always an accompaniment in his family.
      That spawned the idea that adding Asian chile garlic paste might be good, so I tried that at home on a plate of leftovers.
      Oh, Baby! Yes!!!
      So I could totally see making the dish using Korean kim chee instead of sauerkraut. πŸ™‚

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  12. ImpeachEmAll says:

    “Balls!”, said the Queen.

    “If I had two, I’d be King.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • John Denney says:

      My Dad would see me as a teen laying around the house reading comic books, get all disgusted, and say, “Make yourself useful!”
      It was irritating at the time, but in hindsight it was really good advice, and is what I have done.

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  13. lovely says:

    No words.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      Utterly heartbreaking. It will come as no surprise to anyone here that there are Americans who say it’s all propaganda about North Korea being a terrorist regime or treating its people with brutality. I read a comment earlier this year (and it seems to me it was at CTH, though maybe not) that the people aren’t afraid of the regime at all and are prosperous enough to have cell phones, wear nice clothes, etc.

      I can’t remember the exact details, but one of the stories told recently by an escapee from North Korea said she and other young people were ordered to attend a gathering at a stadium. Tied to anti-aircraft guns (I think) were young men who had committed some excessively minor infraction. An order was given and those guns obliterated those young men so that there were no bodies left at all. THIS is what that country has become. Their demonic leadership is every bit as evil as ISIS.

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  14. Sharon says:

    I had errands at Safeway this morning where there is the small Oregon Credit Union office near the front door, with the sign specifying that for their “customers’ safety” no head gear, head coverings, or hoodies could be worn. Last time I was there, I didn’t have time to ask and they had customers at their little windows. Today I had time and they didn’t have customers.

    I talked to one of the managers, assuring him I was not loaded for bear or offended, but I wanted to understand their policy.

    I asked, “Do the restrictions of this sign apply to Muslims, in terms of not be allowed to have their faces or heads covered?

    HIs answer: “Yes.”

    So we had a conversation about the situation.

    I used gentle terms and my inside voice but told him I really appreciated their thoroughness and recognition of the issues, stating that as long as camera systems and digital recognition systems can be neutralized by the face being covered, it made perfect sense to me, whether dealing with young thugs or Muslims or anyone else, “considering current events and specific crimes in small business.”

    He much agreed and then continued to say they had expected trouble in enforcing it with Muslims and have not had any. Then he went on to say that, to their surprise, a problem they didn’t expect was the resentment of veterans wearing military hats. That has been their biggest issue.

    I would guess that the resentment of those veterans is along the lines of “Who screwed up this country so bad that I can’t wear my Army/Marine/etc cap to cash a check to get my money out of my account?”

    New normal of lowest common denominator in the business of expectations re law-abiding – – which isn’t so “in” any more.

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  15. lovely says:

    The hero’s of Linda Sarsour have a different opinion than the king.

    Saudi clerics ultimately believe female drivers β€œundermine social values” and lack the β€œintellect” to navigate the nation’s roadways.

    β€œWould you give a man with half an intellect a driving licence?”
    Sheikh Saad al-Hajari, head of the Saudi government’s religious edict authority in the southern province of Assir, alleged at a lecture earlier this month.

    β€œSo how would you give one to a woman when she has half an intellect?” he said, according to the Independent.
    β€œAnd if they go out to the market this gets halved again! So they now have a quarter of an intellect.”

    Linda Sarsour is the hero of the P*hat brigade.

    And that is why there is no reasoning with The Left.

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    • 10 weeks of paid maternity leave, huh?

      Hey Ms Muslim Mouthpiece Sarsour, this All-American girl has a question: what percentage of women in Saudi Arabia actually are allowed to work? I imagine that whole “being property of a man thing” kind of suppresses women from being in the workforce.

      Please cite your sources and make sure that the source accounts for all women in the country, not just a couple of cities in the country.

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  16. Lucille says:

    Why is this guy not dead…do they not have the death penalty in Arkansas? If he wants special food, let his family provide it each day…just cook it and bring it to him. No family? Then eat what is provided.

    Arkansas: Muslim who murdered U.S. soldier demands halal food in prison
    September 26, 2017 1:12 PM By Robert Spencer

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  17. lovely says:

    Well what do you know folks, the Left believes that all of us white people fit somewhere on the spectrum.

    Note: The only proper and righteous place on the spectrum is to be subservient to people of color.

    Who knew?


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  18. lovely says:

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  19. 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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  20. facebkwallflower says:

    Trump supporters’ rally song — love the words.

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