General Discussion, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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169 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  1. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Prayers for you, Col Ken.

    Here’s a keeper…
    (Knows how to keep you
    cool on a hot day. πŸ˜‰ )

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Is the Col. okay? Did I miss something?

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    • Woke up and saw the news about Col. on last night’s thread.

      I’ll be praying constantly.

      I don’t know if cancer always happens to the best, but it sure seems like it to me.

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      I’m back for a bit, had another MRI, the Doctors called it mapping of the liver. Almost like a targeting conference at the Corp. it’s the surgical strike.

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      • Col(R)Ken says:

        I hate those MRIs, I was having flashbacks of exiting that escape hatch on the submarine, during the Marine Recon course many, many years ago……

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      • Col(R)Ken says:

        Stella nothing special, I really do appreciate all of your support, your prayers. I’m a firm believer in the power of prayer……I thank all of you……

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      • Mr Snado says:

        Howdy all, I’m just a lurker, have been for a couple years. My name is Snarl (it really is)

        Col. sir, in 2013 I was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. There was cirosis(sp), but no cancer. It came as a huge surprise since none of the usual causes were found, guess I wuz just lucky. I went down from 180 lbs to 118 lbs in about 5 months. Literally a still not quite dead skeleton. My last prescription was for 6 days, they didn’t think I’d make it a whole week.

        You find out who your friends are… and really aren’t. At some point you have to come to peace with what’s probably going to happen, that’s a weird place to go. You have to seek forgiveness for all that crap you did and ask for forgiveness from them’s who you didn’t want a damned thing to do with for the past xx years and still don’t want to (for me it was the I hate my mother thingy). Gotta though.

        There’s a few other things, but I think we all get to those places via different rabbit holes. Once you’re there a peace like you never felt will come upon you. All fear is gone. Prayer becomes what you live on. Talk about some damned good comfort food!

        And then in my case *it* happened. I started getting better. Started eating real food. Managed to finesse (fell) my way down our stairs and sat outside looking at the lillac’s starting, ever so slightly, to form flower buds. I never wanted to live to see some flowers bloom so bad just once more before or since.

        My doctors called me the miracle man. They had specialists from all over the country try to figure out how I could possibly have healed from a terminal disease. Nobody else ever has done this without a transplant and drugs… lots and lots of drugs. $teve Job$ with hi$ billion$ couldn’t buy hi$ way out of it even after two tran$plant$. And why me? I have no answer for that.

        Our family will add you to our prayer list, and if you just want to BS vervinw@gmail.com works. If I was a bettin’ man I’d put it all on you making it too.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    This man has been holding the line in Europe. God bless him:

    Viktor OrbΓ‘n: β€œAll the Institutions of the European Union Have Utterly Failed”

    http://gatesofvienna.net/2017/10/viktor-orban-all-the-institutions-of-the-european-union-have-utterly-failed/

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  3. Lucille says:

    For Wooly….

    John Sokoloff “Dream of a rainy night”

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    • Thank you, Lucy. So glad you’re here.

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      • Lucille says:

        Glad to be here and meet all the lovely Stellars, with a special shout out to our proprietor, STELLA!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          You really gotta come to NOLA in the spring for the Tennessee Williams festival;. Top spot in it, to me, is the day dedicated to the various…individuals…who compete for a small prize by standing underr a balcony at the Pontalba and trying, in one form or another, to duplicate Brando’s line. Interesting assortment of…contestants…yell, project, fall over drunk for judges on the balcony. NOLA’s liberal open continer law takes the edge off.

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          • Col(R)Ken says:

            As long as Elvis doesn’t show up…..

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            • czarowniczy says:

              If you drink enough you won’t care.
              Great to have you back on the Form 1.

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              • Col(R)Ken says:

                Just noticed a little tarnish on my Colts, I’ll resolve this very quickly CSM, would not want to let you down!!!!

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  1SG, couldn’t make E-9 as my prime widow was during a period where I’d have beeded special status, among other social issues.
                  Passed up the last direct commission in Fifth Army, sorta regret that, and passed up WO status – no regrets there.
                  I did have an offer from the AF though, if I transferred from the Army over to the AF Group I was attached to for two years they’d have garunteed me E-9 within two years. As nice as the offer was once a soldier alkways a soldier.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  BTW, if your Colts are blued I found that after cleaning the schmutz off a wipedown of the effected area with strong vinegar (20%ish) before wiping on the cold bluehelps the blue to stick.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      That is a beautiful and fascinating video, and music.

      Watch it twice, the second time with your eyes closed. Didn’t expect the wonderful electric guitar playing to come in. Putting this guy on my Pandora right now. Awesome stuff.

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    socialists being socialists…

    Different day; same old Hillary… πŸ˜‰

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  5. Lucille says:

    What is it about a beautiful country road in autumn?

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  6. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  7. derk says:

    Morning Stella, all,
    Great picture, some others as well. Leaves are turning here. Started work here with jeans, sweatshirt and heater on yesterday. Come home in shorts and AC going. 44 now. 86 forecast. Crazy.

    Have a good day y’all!

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Jessica Chambers case ended in a mistrial, let’s see if the state will refile or just let it die on the vine.
    Local news interestingly interjected that no one knows why the jurors voted as they did, whether the state failed to present its case adaquately or ‘if there were jury intimidation’. Interesting they mentioned intimidation right out of the box.
    Local lawyer was on talking about the case, wondering why the judge didn’t poll the jury and, if it were just one or two jurors, have them go back and deliberate. Didn’t help that the lawyer talked about how Mississippi requires a unanimous verdict while Louisiana will convict on ten out of 12. Don’t know why this lawyer said that as the Chambers trial was a capital case and Louisiana does not require a unanimous jury in criminal cases (10 out of 12 jurors need agree) but in capital ones does require a unanimous jury.
    ** Just in – judge says he will retry Tellis again but as Tellis has a murder indictment in Louisiana too will Mississippi cut their losses and extradite him?

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    • lovely says:

      Apparently it was a mad house, the jury foreman read a not guilty verdict but when the judge pooled the jurors some of the jurors said “guilty” so the judge sent them back to deliberate and they came back an hour later deadlocked.

      http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/10/16/jessica-chambers-trial-jury-appears-confused-cant-agree-verdict/767413001/

      The deadlock came from a misunderstanding of the jury instructions, officials said. The instructions said that a guilty verdict had to be unanimous, but didn’t directly say that about a not guilty verdict. It appeared the jury thought since they couldn’t unanimously decide that Tellis was guilty, that made him not guilty.

      ^ ^ This is an incorrectly worded report πŸ™„the not guilty reading came from stupidity not the deadlock.

      Apparently some of the jurors truly are Quinton’s peers.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Well explainin’ thangs ain’t so EZ heuhabouts sumtimz.
        So far we’re hearing various interpretations of what happened, I presume the official and accepted version will appear shortly. I’m still interested in why the local mouthpiece would bring up the topic of jury intimidarion…hmmmmm.
        Let’s see how they plan on sliding this one under the covers, I think it’s 50/50 that they’ll extradite as Louisiana’s better at convicting…just look at our jail and prison stats.

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        • lovely says:

          Can’t imagine there being jury intimidation πŸ™„. I wish that had just fed him to the gators.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Down heuh that’s racisssssst….mighy tasty but racissssst.

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            • lovely says:

              Racisssit smacisst some poor fireman recruit brought watermelon as a gift to his fire house because the house was mostly black firemen the gift was deemed racist and the poor guy was tossed out of the program.

              Lunacy.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Being socioculturally offended is a growth industry. You make a black joke and it’s demeaning a race – you gert taken to the woodshed.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  poof…iPad put me into their Silicon Valley PC-checker and away it went.
                  …- you get taken to the woodshed. If someone other than a traditional European makes slanderous remarks about a white target s/he gets an Emmy and a show on a cable channel. Same whites who wouldn’t dare laugh at what they percieve to be a racist joke about a person of color will roll on the ground laughing if a person of color makes a racist joke about whites. ‘Here you go, person of European heritage, try this noose on for size.’

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        • lovely says:

          One version.

          Judge declares mistrial in Jessica Chambers case after confused jury comes up with split not guilty verdict

          http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mistrial-declared-chambers-case-instructions-botched-article-1.3568560

          The confusion started when the 12-person panel informed Judge Gerald Chatham that they had agreed on a verdict. At one point, a clerk in the Batesville courtroom read what was believed to be the final verdict for Quinton Tellis: Not guilty.

          Tellis’ relatives smiled, while Chambers’ loved ones cried.

          However, it was soon discovered that the jury was actually split. When they were polled, seven jurors had said the believed Quinton Tellis was guilty, and five had said not guilty.

          The jury had been instructed that all 12 of them must agree on a guilty verdict. However, instructions did not state that the panel of seven black jurors and five white jurors also must unanimously agree on a not guilty verdict.

          What did they think ? Seems there should be a basic competency test for folks to sit on a jury.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I remember the civil trials. Almost anyone with any excuse could get out of jury duty so I had my suspicions that the lure of a few easy bucks, some free donuts and lunch and one of the first big-screen flat TV in the pool room was the big draw. I remember one particular case that hinged on an obscure technical point and, as I watched the lawyers trying to explain it, the jury’s eyes rolled back. The multi-$$$$ case finally seemed to be decided on which personalities the jurors liked most.

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    • derk says:

      “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
      separated from law and justice is the worst” – Aristotle

      Seems both ends of the spectrum are now free to do as they wish. The “elites” go unpunished, unchecked, and are truly the “Deplorables”. I really did believe that President Trump was going to put Hillary in jail. IRS, Benghazi, Lynch, Rice, Obama etc.. He ran on a “Without laws or borders there is no country” campaign. Where are they?
      And from OJ forward, the “low-lifes” are also finding the equality long sought. Free from law and justice. Free to “Burn this bitch down”. Lie, cheat, steal, kill and prey on kids through drugs, sex and such. Producing enslavement themselves , the very cause they use as justification, and reaping the rewards. Yeah, they’re gaining equality.

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    • I’m disappointed in the outcome, though I can’t say I didn’t expect it.

      Tobe honest, I’m surprised there was a mistrial; I expected the guy to walk. if I were the Defense I would have beaten on about how the evidence was mishandled from Day 1. The prosecutor threw this case before it ever came to court.

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning Wee! Those instructions were obviously written by someone who actually used the product! Excellent!

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Wee πŸ™‚ . I think my dog might just always be smarter and faster than me πŸ™‚ !

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    • czarowniczy says:

      No news to pet owners. As that task is in my almost immediate future I’ll consider it an omen.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Mornin’ Z!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          And a glorious one…A/C man just left, will be a few days before he can get the parts in. Seems you can stop a Trane.

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          • ImpeachEmAll says:

            All’s well in life;
            if the light at the
            end of the tunnel
            is not a Trane. πŸ˜‰

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          • WeeWeed says:

            Yeah….. you can kill the Maytag Man, too, apparently. Spent all afternoon going through the bs to get two new units (washer/dryer). Am sincerely hoping this is not another “year of the appliances resistance.”

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            • czarowniczy says:

              We bought baseline washer and gas drier. The new ‘water saving’ features drive us cray-cray so we bought the simple ones and had a repairman make the adjustment that allows them to fill to real world standards.
              Don’t need a washing machine that can make cappuccino nor a drier that gets cable. So it’s been 10 years, mucho farm clothes thru the system and no problems.
              Watch it go to crap tomorrow.

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              • WeeWeed says:

                No shite, never brag, knock on wood. We bought the ones with Honest.To.GOD.Knobs. Have learned that repairmen “dunno” when observing computerized versions. Learned today that all repairmen hate/will not work on Samsungs/LG’s are TOO DAMN HIGH, and I just add that shite to my liveandlearnbox.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Hoo hoo…our favoritest activities are cooking/baking and eating what we cook/bake. We bought a top-of-the-line GE stack-oven set, wow, bake and cook to heart’s content.
                  Welllll, we cook/bake and oven gets dirty. We push ‘self-clean’ button and – poof – oven dies. Repairman comes out, replaces computer board and things go fine until the next time we push ‘clean’ button – poof – same thing.
                  Once more it happens annnnnnnd repair service sends out an independent contractor who takes one look at it, replaces the board and tells us that we can bake/cook away but we should never ever touch the self-clean button. Seems when GE made it they put the control board in an area where it gets too much heat, there’s not enough room to effectively insulate it, so self-clean burns out the board.
                  Not to leave us underflummoxed he then tells us there’s been a service bulletin out for quite a while that asks service personnel to remind oven owners that they shouldn’t use self-clean. Seems not telling us about that helps the GE parts and service providers’ bottom lines.

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                  • WeeWeed says:

                    Oddly enough, we were told that when selling the house in TX (had to replace the built-in oven.) I left ’em a note – don’t do the “self-cleaning-thing-per-the-repairman.” Wa’nt GE, either…….

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    They bring good things to life. Small world, eh?

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                • stella says:

                  The guy who repaired my dryer said the same. He recommended NOT to buy new refrigerator.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Good afternoon, Weed. That’s wonderful.

      I had a cat named Leaf. I got her in the fall, as a kitten, and she was as orange as the leaves on the ground. She was a Trojan Horse, covered in fleas. You haven’t lived unless you’ve lived in a single-wide with fleas on you at night, and then had to wash a tiny cat under a faucet, with very sharp claws. The instructions on my formula should have read, “Wear welding gloves and facial protection.”

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      • czarina33 says:

        I once moved into a house which had been empty for weeks but the fleas still lived in the carpet, & the first day was horrible since they were starving. Ran out for some Sevin, sprinkled it everywhere, then vacumned it up a couple hours later, along with the dead fleas.
        I had cats way back before flea collars, so there was no way to deter fleas excapt flea shampoo. Never had a cat who liked that, but after years of clawed up arms (still have the white scars) I figured out to put a window screen in the bathtub: the cats grabbed hold with their claws & could not let go. Just had to avoid the teeth.

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        • WeeWeed says:

          OMG! I could write a chapter about our first house we bought (in Nashville, from dog owners) – we had cats. When the sun hit just right through the windows you could see the starving fleas jumping 4′-ish feet in the air out of the nasty carpeting.
          Hell, we had to vetfog the joint.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Always, with a puddy!! Evenin’ Wooly!

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    • Lucille says:

      Good one, Ms. WeeWeed!

      Hope the rest of your day is pleasant.

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Evening Ms.WeeWeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. derk says:

    Another posting from Sparta. Series of “tweets” from President Trump while being impeached.
    Funny.

    https://www.spartareport.com/2017/10/donald-trump-live-tweets-own-impeachment-trial/

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  11. stella says:

    FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

    Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

    They also obtained an eyewitness account β€” backed by documents β€” indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

    The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.

    The connections to the current Russia case are many. The Mikerin probe began in 2009 when Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, was still FBI director. And it ended in late 2015 under the direction of then-FBI Director James Comey, who Trump fired earlier this year.

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    There are times I wish I could get a picture on here though I’m satisfied with just geeting a post on most days. We just found the neatest moth in the gararage, it’s perfectly camoflaged to look like a piece of broken, dead leaf, It’s a very mottled dark brown, almost black, and has raggedy wing edges along its backside so that it can hide in the leaf litter looking for all the world like a torn leaf.
    Camo doesn’t work all that well with its being on a white wall but it’s safe. Nearly every day something new.

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  13. Wooly Covfefe says:

    This is great essay, via AoSHQ sidebar this morning:

    https://suechef1.blogspot.com/2017/07/gray-heads-and-glory.html

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    YO! ZM! I’m watching Andrew Zimmerman’s ‘Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations’ and they’re in Zurich. So far roesti, fondue, sausage but no bacon. what gives, a wurst kase scenario?

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  15. Lucille says:

    Testing to see if this series of photos posts…

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  16. 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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  17. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Thousands gather in central Barcelona with candles demanding freedom for Catalan grassroots independence movement leaders.

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  18. Lucille says:

    WHITE HOUSE PHOTO OF THE DAY

    President Donald J. Trump | October 16, 2017 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

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  19. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Some happy music for Wooly… πŸ˜‰

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  20. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little something for Czar and Czarina
    to sooth their challenges away… πŸ˜‰

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  21. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little trip down memory lane… πŸ˜‰

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