General Discussion, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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  1. patternpuzzler says:

    “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a palm tree…”

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  2. Lucille says:


    Sung by Fernando Ortega

    Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
    and with fear and trembling stand;
    Ponder nothing earthly minded,
    For with blessing is His hand,
    Christ our God to earth descendeth,
    Our full homage to demand.

    King of kings, Yet born of Mary,
    As of old earth He stood,
    Lord of lords, In human vesture,
    In the body and the blood;
    He will give to all the faithful.
    His own self for heavenly food.

    Rank on rank the host of heaven
    spreads its vanguard on the way,
    As the Light of light descendeth
    from the realms of endless day,
    That the powers of hell may vanish
    as the darkness clears away.

    At His feet the six-winged seraph,
    Cherubim, With sleepless eye,
    Veil their faces to His presence
    as with ceaseless voice they cry:
    Alleluia! Alleluia!
    Alleluia! Lord Most High!

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  3. Lucille says:

    Happy Wednesday before Christmas

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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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  5. lovely says:

    As if today could not get any better, Israelis are demanding that Obama give back his Noble Peace Prize.

    President Trump’s first year in the White House summed up in one gif.

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  6. derk says:

    Morning Stella, all,
    Now that’s a lighthouse I can get behind. Heat I can handle, the cold not so well. Love me some global warming!
    Tax billed passed, hurray! And the charade continues as ALL of the Dems oppose and have started in a clamoring.
    Sheesh. Ridiculous it is.

    Have a great day y’all!

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Stella, I love how you change things up weekly. It’s really good to see all the pictures you choose.

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  8. stella says:

    Inspiring story.

    Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    “As a parent you always want good examples and role models for your kids,” said Kyle. “The irony behind all this is the values and beliefs of the Chick-fil-A corporation, and this act of kindness taking place here in this store in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she got to see something that you don’t see everyday.”

    Townsend, it turns out, stopped by the Chick-fil-A after taking his granddaughter to an orthodontist appointment. They considered going through the drive-thru, but in the end they decided to go insideβ€”a decision Townsend feels he was destined to make.

    “My granddaughter said, ‘Pa, why did you do that?’ And I said, ‘because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes,'” Townsend later recalled to WBKO.

    He continued: “God said, I’ll supply your needs, and that’s all that matters. I don’t worry about nothing. I have a roof over my head, shoes on my feet.”

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    • Lucille says:

      One can only hope the writer is using the word “irony” incorrectly…”The irony behind all this is the values and beliefs of the Chick-fil-A corporation, and this act of kindness taking place here in this store in Bowling Green, Kentucky…” Using the word in this manner indicates that he thinks the values and beliefs of Chick-fill-A are opposite from kindness.


      • John Denney says:

        “A friend told me I didn’t know the meaning of irony, which is ironic, because we were standing at a bus stop at the time.” – unknown


  9. Lucille says:

    Following this YouTube channel is such a delight…wonderful man and family….

    The Ranch is Under Attack !!!
    Out on the Ranch (with Dr. Lee) YouTube Channel


  10. Lucille says:

    Might as well laugh….

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  11. Gandc says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Just wanted to say Merry Christmas πŸ™‚
    I injured myself trying to move furniture, and am now just starting to get better.
    Hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the greatest gift of all – the gift of God to us of His Son. The world would be hell without that one gift of sacrifice. Thank You God. Happy Birthday Jesus!
    Take care everyone, and Joy to you all!

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  12. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    For all of my friends and family:

    Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Oh, this should be good, but it will still lionize Teddy “The Swimmer” Kennedy, in the end.

    That People Magazine is posting the trailer means that yes, the film will lionize the man.

    Evening, Stellars!

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  14. At work, when Chef has a day off, we listen to serious old-school.

    The itinerant chef, my age, South Chicago ex-felon, has control of the radio, and the speaker, and uses IHeartRadio, either smooth jazz, or a station from Chicago that I listened to as a kid, on the school bus. That school bus driver just died this year, but this is the music I was weaned on. Back then it was called WBMX, but now it’s V-103. Saturday nights are a trip to memory lane with this station.

    I made a Pandora station when his phone went dead the other night. I said, “I got this.” He almost fell down.

    –Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

    I told him, “I know this stuff by heart.” He didn’t believe me. He does now. Heh!

    I take orders from this guy, humbly. He’s come a long way. Chef’s No. 1 dances at work, all the time, while cooking on the line. Really well, too. Just for fun, and to make us all smile, and dance too. He related to us how he and his friends, in their young teens, would forcefully join the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chigago, and dance in unison to the music. I don’t doubt a single story he’s told me.

    I filled 120-minute TDK cassette tapes with this stuff, in my young teens, and played ’em on big-a** Realistik speakers when the parents weren’t home. They were really big speakers.


  15. 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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    I took my little doggie in to the vet today. She has a lump on her neck between her ear and underneath where her mouth starts. It is a pretty big lump. The vet took a needle biopsy and said we should be able to find out tomorrow. He said it could be just an infected lymph node or gland there or might be something worse. I am trying not to worry.

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  17. stella says:


  18. Gil says:

    I wanted to give you all a happy report about ny kiddo’s preschool Christmas performance but…
    He came home from school tired and took a nap. Woke up crying and saying he was sick to his tummy. He still wanted to go, so we did make it to school, plus I had a huge tray of fudge I didnt want sitting around.
    When all the kids minus mine came in to start, I got a tap on the shoulder.
    He had just thrown up and that was it. I got him a cookie, 2 pieces of fudge, and told him we would go home, take a bath, and watch polar express.
    We missed Knotts Berry Farm for Christmas(Snoopy!) and this he had been practicing a little every day at school. And he missed Santa today.
    It stinks to be sick at Christmas when youre little. I hope he is over it pretty quick. πŸ˜ŸπŸ‘
    And yippee for POTUS tax reform and squashing the obamacare mandate! πŸ‘


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