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Morning Lucille! Happy Wednesday to you, too!
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Happy Wednesday Lucille 🙂 .
This is absolutely amazing…
The financial collapse of Illinois is accelerating
By Thomas Lifson – October 10, 2017
Great day at the VA…surprise! Of course the sign in procedures at the reception site were a sheer disaster and thru Czarina-based intervention I managed to finally get into my appointment without ever signing in. Once in though a most competent and engaging audiologist (according to many one of the few VA bright spots) thoroughly tested me and fitted me with custom earmolds for a top line hearing aid. I’ll get a neat bluetooth device that will allow me to connect my TV to the aids so I can adjust the volume to my needs without Czarina getting mad and throwing domestic cheeses at me. Aids also bluetooth to my phone.
I’m truly surprised, I was expecting to get something from the 60s that bolted to my head and was powered by a 12-volt motorcycle battery attached to a harness…nope, got stuff you’d find in a commercial store that one’s insurance most likely wouldn’t pay for. Not too long ago the VA was telling military with service-connected hearing loss: “TS, dude, it’s part of the business, suck it up and go sit on someone else’s doorstep. To this day getting a disability rating for hearing loss is a fight and ratings are loooooow.
I’m more than happy with this, I even get free maintenance and replacement for life. I’m gonna take advantage of this quickly lest the VA recover its alter ego.
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Huh? Whadya say? (adjusts bolted-on hearing aid)
Yeah, bolt-ons were apparently a limited run. Appears VA got wind of a surplus shipment that were coal-powered but thought the bolt-ons would be less of a problem keeping fueled.
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For all you’ve endured with the VA and the incessant paperwork, you have definitely earned this, Czar. I’m truly happy for you. 😊
The entire admin sign-in process was a sheer disaster, not only for me but for a number of others there. I got treated as, while I was looking for a sentient admin body, Czarina called the VA HQ 80 miles away and found someone to send an email to the audiologist at the clinic we’re at. 20 minutes late the audiologist comes out and gets me, while I’m apologizing to her for the admin screw up she waves it off…appears it’s not unusual.
You’d better keep that lady happy. I have a feeling she knows the other strings to pull too. 😀
Yeah, think I’ll keep her around just in case I get a callback to help effect regime change in a small country, she’ll be handy to have around.
Is the new
Remember that US soldier who used his cell phone during the Grenada invasion to call back to base to fix something when communications went down? Yeah, I know how to do that!
Wow! A successful trip to the VA and hearing aids that will bring about a more peaceful environment for Czarina, that is a good day! Save the cheese!
Yup, each one has its own volume control to so depending upon which side she’s sitting on….
I think you guys have an internal shut off for the female voice. I got tired of my husband getting mad because he would say I didn’t tell him things. I got to where I would make him look me in the eyes before I would try to tell him something. I could see his mind shutting off as soon as I started to speak.
Alternate answer: “I’m sorry, what did you say?”.
Waiting for Czarina’s take on that.
You know, whatever happened to auscitizenmom? We never hear from her any more.
We never ‘hear’ from her…was that thematic?
Must be a wax build-up. 😉
Hm. Sounds like a case of “husband’s automatic female voice shutoff” to me.
Not worth the effort, it’s mostly Velveeta.
OMG Czarina throws DOMESTIC cheeses at you. Poor thing. 😯
Yeah, you’d think that she may have misinterpreted the meaning of ‘domestic violence’.
Better cheese than
a cask iron skillet. 😉
Yup, but as I’ve said, if I die from anything other than my combat-related disability she don’t get no survivor’s benefit $$$ so she keeps the blunt objects soft. Luckily I’m not lactose intolerant.
Maybe they’ll have a hurricane and the US will pick up their debts? Maybe Rahm and Barry could get a loan from their Mexican business buds? Maybe we could just build a wall along the IL border?
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Mornin’ kids! Sean’s having a busy day……
A lot better than you think pic.twitter.com/jZd9zAdqo7
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) October 11, 2017
A lot better than you think pic.twitter.com/jZd9zAdqo7
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) October 11, 2017
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Goood Morning, Wee. Raining and un-seasonably warm here which means I get to take the day off. Yippee!
Morning Wee 🙂 .
Spicier is only getting better with time!
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 (Jack Daniels)
Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 (Whiskey Smash)
Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 (B52)
Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 (Hot Buttered Rum)
Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 (RumChata)
Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Smoking Bishop)
Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 (Red Russian)
Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 (Yuengling)
Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Pastries for coffee!
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I’m thrilled to see the crispy bacon and pancakes this morning! Yum! Morning, Nyet. 🙂
Good Morning S&S.
Good morning, Lburg! 😊👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
Looks great-Thanks Nyet, and good morning! Mornin’ everyone…..man the turrets!
“EAT MUFFINS? What kind of battle cry was that?” ~ Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
Good morning Nyet 🙂 .
Good morning, lovely! We are having a bit of a cold front here. It was 48 this morning with a high this afternoon of 72. I’m loving it! Hope you’re doing well. 🙂
High of 55 here today. Low of 50.
High of 87 her, low of 56. I don’t think I remember it being so hot in October ever.
High of 90* and low of 75* here. Summer isn’t over here yet.
Afternoon Sand&Sea 🙂 . 56° here. This is my favorite kind of weather ! Toasted up with my dogs eating Italian Ice and watching the Cubs game 🙂 .
Crispy edged pancakes. I cannot ask for more. 🙂 Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂
Thank you Nyet.
Morning everyone! Stay Deplorable!
It’s a keeper…or an eater from an egg beater…couldn’t be neater, Nyet!
Finally looked up clarified milk punch on Imbibe.com. Wow! Has 18 ingredients & the recpie makes enough for 30! Mighty conservative will have enoug to share here!
Sometimes I wish I could just slow down time. I just realized this morning that Gracie turned 8 months old yesterday. In less than 3 months her brother will be 3 years old.
Our growing old is the price we pay for their growing up.
At AT, I can’t pick a favorite today.
VonMisesJr is on a roll in the comments on the first article.
Lloyd Marcus knocks it out of the park with his essay.
The blog entries are also phenomenal. I think AT saves it’s best stuff for Wednesdays.
All that hate promoted at the Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast was insidiously shrouded in Christianity. As a Christian, I found the so-called “prayer breakfast” a sad, evil deception.
As a black American, in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I command Leftists to, “Let my people go!”
— Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
You can’t shroud hate with Christianity any more than you can shroud darkness with light, you can only banish it.
People sure do keep trying though. By the same token, you can’t water down Christianity, you just wash it away.
Let ’em try, keeps ’em busy’
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge
Perseverance can be covered by deodorant. The old spray ones at least. I’m not sure about the roll on type here in the US though.
My former bossman has this posted outside his office, on a cork bulletin board.
So I read it, pretty much every day, for 9 years of perseverence. Coolidge was right.
Saved from spam. I made a separate post. There is something about this that the internet doesn’t like.
Jessica Chambers Trial is in session.
I have noticed in my city and at the stores a sugnificant decrease in Halloween decorating and merchandise. Very little variety of items compared to previous years and smaller quantities, except basic candy, of what is on the shelves. Lots of candy from china and mexico, yuck. Very few homes decorated. Ours is the only one on our street. I noticed Christmas being pushed earlier than normal.
How about you all?
Lack of interest in Halloween or perhaps a desperation for significant income for businesses via Christmas shopping?
It seems about like other years here. Our stores (the few I go into) seem to have the same amount of stuff, but I don’t pay a lot of attention to it so I could be wrong.
I don’t give out treats as my dogs would likely have nervous breakdowns.
I stopped giving out candy a couple of years ago. I had between 100 and 200 kids every year. Got quite expensive; Stella didn’t mind it in later years, but I’m sure Tucker would go nuts. What I used to do was to remove the screen/glass in the upper part of my storm door, and pass candy out through the top. That way the dog couldn’t get out.
I used to have a window corner opposite and take the screen out so the beagles didnt go psycho trying to get out to see the kids. My son wants to walk the neighborhood but no decorations, probably nobody passing treats either. We got very few kids last year, but 3 streets over was crowded. Lots of porch lights without candy(they obviously dont know the rules).
Not sure if he will be as excited this year but I have to try, for him. He has a dress up in preschool and I think a city has a daytime party nearby. I always saw it as a good way to meet the neighbors. I guess I just am out of the loop. 😯
I may go to a friend’s house, here if a porch light is not on kiddos know that no treats are being given out.
Same here, too.
The tree huggers hate street lights;
so, very dark at night here. Have light
on 365 at night between garage doors;
but for Halloween, the three spotlights
above shine brightly. Hey, the kids need
some light in their life! It’s only one time
a year for 2 hours. It’s not going to kill
the neighbors to wear their sunglasses
for two hours at night (6pm to 8pm). 😉
Other than the grandchildren, we have never had a single trick or treater here at the cabin. Nobody but the Jehovah’s Witnesses and UPS ever come up that hill.
This is for Col. Ken. Posted by a FB friend who is a pilot, and whose dad was a WWII test pilot:
Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler – I’ll See You In My Dreams – Walk Of Life
Made yellow pea soup with ham today. Used leeks and some onion, fennel instead of celery, and carrots. Really good – had a ham bone and cubed ham; bought a 10# ham on sale last May and froze it. Glad I did, because it’s good for cool weather cooking.
Did you get a big fresh fennel or dried? Some things are so pricey i either cant find them or am afraid to use it and not like it. My mothers answer is to freeze everything, but she does it indefinitely and 😝.
Fresh fennel. I got it to make Menagerie’s fennel, apple and radish salad. I used the oldish leftovers (the stems) instead of celery.
Fresh fennel is new to me too, but it is wonderful in the salad.
I really like fennel, especially that salad. I am also currently still obsessed with that shoepeg corn and tomato salad I posted about during the summer. Soon it’ll be time to enjoy soups more than salads, and I kind of miss the salads.
The fennel and apple salad should carry over into the cold weather, and it’s good as a side dish.
I like coleslaw, so I think I’ll try that cabbage and pineapple slaw with a creamy dressing.
This salad with pineapple tidbits added:
4 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
salt & pepper, to taste.
In large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
Add sugar, vinegar, caraway seeds, and celery seeds. Mix with whipped cream.
Add shredded cabbage and toss in creamy mixture.
Taste, then add salt and pepper to your taste. I usually like just a little pepper, but others in my family like a little salt added. Taste and make your own decision.
I might add a bit of mayo to the mix.
Steve Bannon Declares War on Globalist Senators
Well, almost. He continues to supports Cruz; Still, not so. 😉
2018 should be an interesting election year; more winning!
Cause to pause…
We’ve arrived at the station. Mind the gap.
Spent the weekend at a friend’s ranch, and his wife made these awesome biscuits. She thought freezing the butter and grating it was too much work, so she just tosses it and the mixed dry ingredients into her food processor and gives it a few quick pulses, then pinches any remaining big butter chunks between her fingers to make flakes. Other than that, she stuck to the recipe.
I can hardly wait to try this myself, after we finish consuming the biscuits and scones she sent us home with.
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.
Long distance bonding with a son over ribald pun and NOLA recipe texts. Wonder if anyone at NSA’s combing thru the metadata for dirty rice and dirty joke postings?
My friend and I went to see The Mountain Between Us today. I recommend it if you like adventure, extremely beautiful scenery, a good story, and some really good acting. That is if you aren’t boycotting Hollywood. (Right now I don’t have that option.) It stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.
I just realized that Keith Schiller’s resignation never happened. I hope that they found a way to stay on with the President.
Oh, I hope so, too. I can’t imagine that Pres. Trump would let him go just because Kelley wants him to.
I don’t think Kelly wanted President Trump to go if I remember correctly the report was that Kelly demanded Schiller go through Kelly to speak to President Trump. My guess is President Trump would have just said no it isn’t going to happen that way. The other reason dangled was that Schiller took about a 33% cut in pay.
So IOW when POTUS and Schiller leave office buy Schiller’s book 😉.
I don’t think Kelly wanted President Trump to let Schiller go…
Catering for 70 tomorrow. All plated. Can’t wait.
It’s fun making people happy. And trying for that Six Sigma.
You don’t try for Six Sigma perfection, though.
You try for 1 John ch. 4, and Six Sigma follows.
My friend just had a celebration of life party, her husband beat the odds and beat Pancreatic cancer. She was going to have a full pig on the spit but they wanted $800.00 for the pig alone. She did have it catered, though she made 15 pounds of potato salad by herself, she ended up with about 90 people floating through. How wonderful it was to celebrate life ! And the food was great 🙂 .
That’s awesome, Lovely!
I’ve made 15 pounds of potato salad many times, myself.
Five 5-gallon buckets of potato salad? No problem. Got it. 😀
She is Italian she probably could have catered the entire event herself 🙂 . Truly she is a dynamo!
“You try for 1 John ch. 4, and Six Sigma follows.”
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