General Discussion, Friday, October 6, 2017

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    • Lucille says:

      A day late…but it’s been an extremely stressful evening dealing with a member of my family who has Trump Derangement Syndrome TO.THE.MAX. Having to be very careful in my replies, not only because I love her but because she is very fragile emotionally, has literally exhausted me physically.

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      • Lburg says:

        So sorry to hear you’re dealing with TDS and other issues, Lucille. Day late? pfft. Blessings are rarely late! Sending hugs your way.

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      • She’s emotionally fragile? Why would she talk about this at all?

        If you don’t mind me asking, what’s the story behind that? I would have thought that an emotionally fragile person would leave politics alone. Other people online won’t be as considerate in their answers as you have been.

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        • Lucille says:

          “Emotionally fragile” was a bit of a euphemism. She’s majorly neurotic and has made very poor life choices in many areas. With her mood swings she may have an undiagnosed case of bi-polar disorder, IMO. She says she has sought out counseling. If so, it hasn’t done any good. Anyway, it’s family and you just deal with situations best as you can.

          Over the years it been my observation that unbalanced people not only talk about politics, they enter it.

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      • Sorry Lucille. (((hugs))) My older DD and her husband are supposedly conservative libertarians, or some such thing, but they’ve bought into the β€œmuhhh Russians” thing, from watching too much CNN. It’s very disheartening and I try to avoid discussions about politics with her, but sometimes it comes up and always ends with both of us frustrated. You have my sympathy. For you : πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒΌ

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        • stella says:

          My DD and SIL are very liberal. We avoid politics.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            My SIL is quite liberal, so liberal that after a Reagan-based ‘discussion’ in the early 80s we didn’t speak until earlier this year, and even then it was ‘cocktail party’ and avoided anything to do with politics.

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            • czarina33 says:

              He’s being very nice… my sister & her husband are such rabid left wing democrats they don’t talk to my brother any more ( or maybe he can’t talk to them b/c he’s possibly more right leaning than Czar). I tread carefully & always think before I open my mouth around them. I’m rather middle of the road “purple state” in my thinking. Love all of them but it’s work (like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs!).

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          • It’s hard for me to keep quiet because I’ve been so involved in politics since 2007. I think my son-in-law, whom I love dearly, has had great influence over my DD’s views on politics.

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        • Lucille says:

          Thanks, Sand. Life! All you can do is pray.

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      • stella says:

        Withstanding negative energy like that is similar to remaining upright in a hurricane.

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      • lovely says:

        Been there done that Lucille. I’m sorry, it is emotionally exhausting because they can’t see reality and your heart breaks because you them and want to help them to live in reality. Prayers for you and yours, any prayers directed my way for our family will be greatly appreciated.

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      • joshua says:

        uh…there is help for you…as well as for her….but you are not the one to help her, IMO

        Does something in your life seem out of control? If so, it is time to let God handle it. Whether it is an emotional upset, a mental block, a physical challenge, or a relationship problem, the solution for each is the same:

        Let Go! Let God handle it all!

        not being flip or smartA….the process is the same for trying to “fix” anyone else to conform to our norm and behavior. the foundation of Al-Anon, families of Alcoholics has the right idea…as well as the AA 12 steps for recovery of the Alcoholic…or person exhibiting what is irrational behavior or ideals…

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        • Lucille says:

          Alcoholism has played a large role in my family dynamics, especially my father’s side of the family, but also with my sister’s children…which includes the person I spoke of originally. Literally, praises to God my father was not so afflicted.

          I attended Al-Anon for some time when my residence was in another city and that was to assist a young homeless girl of my acquaintance. It was also helpful in dealing with some of my family incidents. Very worthwhile organization.

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    • Good morning, Lucille. Wishing you a blessed day, too.

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  1. Lucille says:

    So, I’ll try it again….

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  2. Lucille says:

    Here’s a lovely quote from Carl Jung…

    Who looks outside,
    dreams.
    Who looks inside,
    awakens.

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  5. Great photo up top, Stella!

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    NATE update:

    Expected to visit NOLA

    Oct 8, 2017 @ 2:00 am ET.

    Max winds still 80 mph.

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  7. joshua says:

    laissez le mal temps rouler…..I suppose….everyone wear raincoats and rubber boots….it’s going to be a bumpy ride….

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  8. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Looks like the dang thing is on a path straight over to where Amwick and I live! We are just now getting finished with the clean-up from the last one that visited! STREWTH!

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    • joshua says:

      why there MIGHT be hope for the High School graduates IF and ONLY IF some OLDER ADULTS train them in the REALITY of the Actual World Conditions and now about the cellphone computerized facebook twitter selfiephotographic textmessaging world of their YOUTH. Forget the button and REASON what is POSSIBLE for you to do……like you were supposed to have learned in ALGEBRA….the process and not the numbers…..

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  9. nyetneetot says:

    Travel day is upon me so breakfasts will be either very early or missing for awhile. I have to fly over Ad Rem again. Anyone have anything they want dropped or semaphore flagged as I pass by?

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    • joshua says:

      now some ACLU type will sue for imposing religious messages on the victims.

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      • Joshua, I’m sure there’s a chance of that happening, but I posted it because what this gentleman did, to honor the victims, is a beautiful expression of love from his heart. I enjoy reading your posts and I don’t deny you have a point, but it would be really nice if you could just appreciate this man’s generosity for what it is.

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        • Unfortunately, s&s, my mind went where joshua’s went.

          It’s not so much a comment on the man’s work, it’s lovely and should stay up at the very least until a more permanent monument is erected. He showed great compassion and thought in what he did. But we live in a culture that made Columbine students take down tiles in honor of the victims that the students had put Bible verses on.

          Some liberal will go into hysterics that would Dracula look sane and reasonable at the sight of these crosses.

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          • I understand and know that is the reality we live in and I had the same concerns when I first saw the picture, but I guess my point is that we can have the thoughts but hope for the best, trying to be positive about things. I want to post things that are uplifting as much as I can. There is much more good in our country than evil, thankfully.

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  11. stella says:

    I just made a tub of mango ice cream. The recipe called for vanilla. I would substitute lime juice next time.

    Since I am lactose intolerant, I used Lacteeze enzyme drops to treat the cream for a few days. I think this would also be good with full-fat coconut milk.

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  12. stella says:

    –Victor Davis Hanson, from an interview by Hugh Hewitt

    “When I leave Selma in the San Joaquin Valley and I go to Palo Alto, I think I’ve gone from Venus to Mars. I mean, it’s only three hours away. But everything about it, from the per capita income to the accent to the comportment of people, is just completely different. They feel that they’re much more in common with Mumbai and Paris and London than they do with Fresno, which is much closer, of course.

    So there’s a divide here. And it’s cultural. And I wish that the Republican establishment would react to it and start to be a little bit more empathetic. And it’s the irony that somebody like Trump saw that in a way that more sophisticated political observers did not.

    And I think it had something to do with building things and having that Queens accent and walking around Manhattan and talking to cement layers and bricklayers and welders in a way that other people may not have.

    But there was something. There must have been something there other than just pure political opportunism that he saw that had been missing in the Republican calculus. And those 16 other candidates were far more experienced politically. Tragically, none of them saw it. And he did. And when he started talking about Trump breaking that blue wall, they thought he was absurd. But he wasn’t.”

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    • Menagerie says:

      We are tired of paying the bills for thugs who hate us, because of liberal rich people who use us, while they look at us with scorn.

      I don’t have as much money or education as a Silicon Valley executive. That doesn’t make me less than they are, and frankly, I think I am actually smarter than some of them. Especially in measuring common sense.

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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    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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  14. Sorrow looks back,
    Worry looks around,
    But faith looks up!
    Live simply,
    Love generously,
    Care deeply,
    Speak kindly, and
    Trust in Jesus Christ and God The father our Creator,
    Who loves us.
    — Stella @ CTH 11/06/13
    ——
    I’m beyond grateful for the goodness of God, that He knows me and that He is a very good Shepherd for this sheep. His very presence guards my heart in all ways.

    Sharon @ Stella’s — April 25, 2017 at 10:59 am
    ——
    I love Notepad.

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