General Discussion, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    The truck! The tree! Can I have them???

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    • Morning Lucille! It is cold!!! Brrrr. Texas weather is all over the place actually. Yesterday it was 74 in the afternoon, but today the high is in the 50’s. We dropped to 23 a few mornings last week. How to dress? πŸ˜‰

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      • Sharon says:

        My Colorado son said it’s been in the 60s there (this past weekend) – I’m glad for him for that. His work puts him outdoors in all conditions, so every nicer day they have is one less potentially life-threatening day since spring doesn’t come late in Colorado. He often has to work up in the mountains at considerable elevation so blizzards and 20 above aren’t so easy to deal with.

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      • Lucille says:

        ‘Morning, sand! Dress in easily removed layers if the prediction is that the day starts off cold and turns warmer. If it starts out warm and then turns colder, then do the opposite with add ons. Whatever happens always have a large tote full of everything you need.

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    • lovely says:

      15Β° here πŸ™‚ but sunny !

      Good morning Lucille!

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    • Sharon says:

      Yes, it is. Been in the mid-20s for several mornings here in the central Willamette Valley. I distinctly know what 20 below feels like, week after week, so I’m not complaining! There is this about the Oregon chill – it’s COLD because the humidity is high in the winter months. The air was very dry in Minnesota during the coldest months which helped more than we noticed – – – figured it out after we got to Oregon and, the first winter, practically froze to death at 20-30 above. The higher humidity makes a huge difference.

      Split more logs yesterday and had a good fire a couple of times this week. Must split more.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        😯 It is so cold here I had to wear pants that came down to my ankles and a shirt that had sleeves. And, I had to turn the thermostat on the heat pump to {gasp} …… “heat”.

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    • stella says:

      Yes, it is! 19 degrees mid morning, and several inches of new snow. First day of snow blowing!

      Tucker went out to play in the real snow for the first time. He had a great time running at full speed in circles around the back yard, and played a game hiding his ball under the snow and ‘digging’ it up again!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Super good news!

    Two Companies That Sold Aborted Baby Parts for Planned Parenthood Forced to Close Down

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  3. Lucille says:

    Beautiful Winter Sunrise

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  4. Lucille says:

    RUSH: Never Once Was There FAKE NEWS About Obama During His 8 Years

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  5. 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!

    Nutella Hot Chocolate With Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Stella, another breathtaking picture. This one makes you feel it.

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Something we Christians know and believe, but don’t like to think much about. Listen to this video and you see the world as it plays out today. Not quite halfway through he talks about the Accuser. Wow. Accusations are flying too fast to count.

    This video is of interest to all. It becomes very Catholic in the last couple of minutes, if you want to bypass that part, which is a Catholic Bishops’s answer to the demonic activity he just described. All the rest is very much something we would all believe about the world today, I think.

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    • joshua says:

      the demons have taken up residence in Washington DC….

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      @8:50 or so: “What are the weapons?”

      “The Mass, the Eucharist, Confession, the Sacrament, the Saints….”

      “Catholics in droves stay away from all those… weapons.”

      “They shouldn’t be too surprised that the Dark Powers begin to have an influence over them.”


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  8. stella says:

    Trump’s courage and cunning confound his opponents

    Conventional wisdom is the product of small-minded thinking. It is those who confidently defy conventional wisdom who accomplish great things.

    In a recent speech, former House Speaker Newt Gringrich, a Trump adviser, compared Trump to British Field Marshall Montgomery, who beat Gen. Erwin Rommel at the 1942 battle of El Alamein. Montgomery understood the culture of the British Army, Gringrich explained, and knew that Rommel would have the upper hand in any mobile engagement. He therefore drew Rommel into a static, set-piece battle, because that was the kind of battle that the British Army knew how to win.

    Trump, for better or worse, is stuck with the Republican Party, which only knows how to do a tax cut in its own fashion. The result is flawed but better than nothing, and a political victory for Trump.

    Trump’s first-year initiatives, to be sure, barely begin to make America great again, as he promised during the campaign. But he gets top marks for courage and cunning, and has emerged against (nearly) all expectations as a formidable figure in American politics.

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  9. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary and they will walk and not be faint,” Isaiah 40:31.

    This is the scripture that I have left for my two children when I go home. It will be their first hurt that I’m not there to make it better.

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    • Beautiful, Stella.

      Just spoke on the phone with my parents, both, this morning, for an hour or so.

      My mom’s sister sent me her famous fudge, in a box of packing peanuts, and another tin of these white chocolate candy clusters she calls “White Trash”. They’re so good.

      I texted her a picture of our snow, my alley, my alley cat in his house, and thanked her for the goodies, and put the box of foam peanuts next to my apartment door.

      This morning she texted me back, “Hey, did you look in the box for a few bucks?”

      I almost threw 75 dollars into the dumpster… the only reason I didn’t was because my hands were full of cat food and a water bowl. My mom’s sisters are wonderful.

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  10. joshua says:

    Hey everybody…..we all have a chance!!

    Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101
    Study finds group displays distinct optimism, stubbornness and bond with family, religion and land.

    β€œWe also found that this group tended to be domineering, stubborn and needed a sense of control, which can be a desirable trait as they are true to their convictions and care less about what others think,” β€œThis tendency to control the environment suggests notable grit that is balanced by a need to adapt to changing circumstances.”

    now we just have to live to age 90.

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  11. stella says:

    Did anyone see the HGTV 2017 White House Christmas tour on Sunday? I missed it! Keep an eye out to see if it is repeated; I haven’t found a schedule.

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  12. derk says:

    Morning Stella, all of you,
    Was in bed early, therefore up in the wee hours so decided to jump in the hot tub. As I did, a huge falling star shot down along the Big Dipper (Hillary/grifter), from handle to bowl. Thought, “hmm, cool.”
    Settled into tub and then over to the south, a flurry of shooting stars! Coming from the group of stars I call the Archer (Trump/Warrior) since I don’t know, but heard somewhere along the way.
    Counted 7 in about 10 minutes, pretty good show. Interesting thing is, I haven’t seen this display of cosmic warfare since last November 8th, of 2016. And you all know how that day turned out!
    So…Interpretation: (yes, from a Californian)
    Something BIG is going to happen today!
    Or, Planet X finally decided to show up.
    Or, Meteor shower I was unaware of.
    Not the DDD desk, but you did hear it here first! πŸ˜€

    Wee grabbed the good comic before I so….

    Have a great day y’all, Stellars! Onward!

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  13. John Denney says:

    Pediatrician with a common sense approach to transgenderism.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Neighbor of NYC jihad bomber says β€œhe was a religious person”
    December 11, 2017 by Robert Spencer

    One might almost get the idea that this attack had something to do with Islam, but our moral superiors will no doubt soon be out in force to tell us otherwise.

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  15. Lucille says:

    Latest ICE Operation Snaps Up 101 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Criminals, in New Jersey
    December 12, 2017
    “The New Jersey operation is the latest in a series of major operations by the increasingly aggressive immigration enforcement agency, which President Donald Trump has empowered as a part of his crackdown on illegal immigration.”

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  16. Dear Stellarites,

    …this is a copy/paste from the prayer request page, fyi…

    Dear Prayer Warriors, sorry I’m not taking the time to read through what else is going on with so many of you as I’m at the hospital with my son Josiah following his Cardiology visit. I just wanted to thank you for your prayers! Today went very well & he won’t need to come back for a year & gets to wait 2 years for another Echocardiogram (he had one today & most things are stable).

    If you want further details about this visit, or Josiah &/or the family I’ve written a more detailed journal entry about today’s visit here:

    May the Lord continue to provide for Each of Your Needs, Heal any Hurting Hearts, & Provide His Peace that Passes Understanding to all that turmoil within & without.

    Blessings in Christ!

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  17. John Denney says:

    Here’s a hoot. Liberal cognitive dissonance. And he doesn’t even mention that “Hitler” Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, or the leftist meme that firearms should be authorized only for police, not civilians, even though another leftist meme is that police are shooting innocent people all the time.

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  18. 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, if it is your will, we pray that Judge Roy Moore will win his bid for the Senate.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  19. stella says:

    14 degrees here right now. Just took the dog out, and put the trash at the curb for pickup in the morning. Wore boots and my down coat for the first time this season.

    ADD: Prediction is for several more inches of snow tomorrow, and a high of 24 degrees. Brrr!

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