General Discussion, Friday, January 12, 2018

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  1. Gil says:

    Im going to spend the last day of my kiddo’s vacation with him at the animal park. Time for a good long day away from home out in the desert while the weather is beautiful. He hasnt seen the desert yet. He can feed animals and see new ones. Im going to make sure I get some dates too(yummy).
    Politically, I think we are in good hands at the top. Personally, Im a bit frazzled from the intensity, especially with my life beyond.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Since it’s Friday…here’s a “Friday” movie…

    Remember when female office staff were called “Girl Fridays”?

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  3. 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! 😎 HAPPY BIRTHDAY (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) I saw you sneak in. 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! Breakfast! NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike! Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze LikeLiked by 1 person
  4. lovely says:

    Beautiful picture of Chi Town, thanks Stella ! I’m headed a=to a Hawks game in a few days πŸ™‚ .

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  5. lovely says:

    Smallest EVER baby? 1lb tot with PAPER skin survives after weighing same as chocolate bar


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    • Absolutely love Buddy Guy, Clapton, Cray, Winter — WOW.

      Quite a lineup, thanks Lovely!

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    • John Mayer is up there, too, with his peers.

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      • lovely says:

        I’m listening to George Michael this morning. I always, even before he died, listen to him with some sadness, such a tortured soul, he is such a prime example of our minds living in their own universe, he always thought that he was very unattractive.

        Beautiful man. Tragic story.

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        • I cried when George Michael died.

          He, like Curt Cobain, was told by his contracts to make certain musical and stylistic choices, and he said no. He wasn’t legally able to publish music except according to the dictates of the record company. He wanted to make HIS music, his record company and the entire MTV-led industry wanted him to make THEIR propaganda.

          What if Cobain wanted to write love songs, because that’s the good stuff? “NO.”, they told him. You have to make angry music because George Bush is President.

          Rage Against The Machine comes to mind. Infantile Whine and Stompy Feet against the Machine.

          This wasn’t a popular uprising. This was orchestrated. “Make Angry Music” was the dictate from the Weinsteinians. Because “Waaaaaaah!”

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          • lovely says:

            Yes, it is sad to listen to George talk about the industry and how it swallowed careers whole. I remember he said that he was contracted to make “x” amount of videos but the contract did not stipulate that he had to appear in the videos, so he refused to appear in them, that is why so many of his videos don’t feature him.

            Emeli SandΓ© singing about the music industry.


            • That is a very, very Christian-based album. I’ve had it since I heard “Next to Me” (which is about either a good man or Christ, or both) on XM Radio at work a few years back.

              Every single song on the album is Christian, and the front and back cover photos are astounding, too.

              Listen to “Our Version of Events” (the song, not the album…) and think of Brietbart and this so-far free internet.

              “River”. I’ll move the mountains for you. I’ll do the running for you.

              “My Kind of Love”. Cause when you’ve given up.
              When no matter what you do it’s never good enough.
              When you never thought that it could ever get this tough,
              That’s when you feel my kind of love.

              It’s a monumental album that I treasure, whole thing. I could go on, too. Every song.

              Whoever she marries is either lucky or good.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. G-d&Country says:

    This is ‘Mole from Deauville’ by EugΓ¨ne Boudin. I really liked the combination of the warm sand color with the blue sky that has the addition of lilac, which I have not seen often in beach paintings. The lilac really brightens and warms up the painting without it being all red or orange. I had posted pics of Boudin’s before, so I had his bio to post below πŸ™‚

    EugΓ¨ne Boudin (1824 –1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was an expert marine painter, experiencing the sea due to his father’s work, and himself working on a boat at age 10. After abandoning the sea, Boudin’s father opened a stationery and picture frame store. Eugene worked there, later opening his own shop where he came into contact with artists, and exhibited their works. They encouraged Boudin to become an artist. At the age of 22 he abandoned the shop, started painting full-time, and in 1850 earned a scholarship. In 1857/58 Boudin befriended Claude Monet, then only 18, and persuaded him to give up his teenage caricature drawings and to become a landscape painter. The two remained lifelong friends and Monet later paid tribute to Boudin’s early influence. Boudin joined Monet in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1873. Boudin continued to exhibit at the Paris Salons, receiving a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. In 1892 Boudin was made a knight of the LΓ©gion d’honneur, in recognition of his talents and influence on the art of his contemporaries. Late in life he returned to his home at Deauville in ill-health. He died within sight of the Channel waters and skies he had painted so often. The EugΓ¨ne Boudin Prize is an award given by the SociΓ©tΓ© Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

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  8. G-d&Country says:

    These 2 cakes may not be the fanciest, but the little guy on top of the 1st cake was so cute I had to post it. The second cake is really interesting. There must be a special pan to make it.

    Have a happy, colorful day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  9. I popped back to yesterday’s thread and read your response to my comment, czar. Thank you for the info. I still can’t believe that FDR and Churchill ever trusted Stalin, but maybe they did. (And I might be engaging in some anachronism, since I have knowledge of the Cold War that neither of those men would have had.)

    the book I alluded to that I am reading is “Diary of a Man In Despair” by Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen. I came across an excerpt from his writing in the course of my research about bombing raids on Germany during the war. So far it’s a fascinating read.


    • czarowniczy says:

      I don’t think Churchill ever ‘trusted’ Stain, he knew the extent of Stalin’s brutality and used Stalin (as the US did) to tie down Hitler on the Eastern Front while the Allies regrouped. Had Stalin not done so there would have been enough freed up German war machine to have overrun England. Let’s not forget the Murmansk Run where the US poumped war supplies into Russia – thousands of US Merchant Marines died on those trips – using Russia was a necessity regardless of how evil Stalin was.
      FDR just refused to believe Uncle Joe was an evil POS, even when presented with evidence of the millions of Ukrainians starved to death by Stalin and the Great Purge in Russia FDR didn’t believe it, he thought it was all manufactured to taint Stalin. He even refused to believe Stalin was using him at Yalta. I know a lot of folks who were glad he died when he did as they feared what else he’d have conceded to Stalin after the war.
      I still have some pictures of bombed out German cities my Dad took from his B-17 as they were doing low-level recon overflights just after the surrender.


    • John Denney says:

      FDR’s right hand man, Alger Hiss, was spying for the Soviets. I imagine he probably affected FDR’s view of Stalin, too.


      • czarowniczy says:

        I do believe he considered himself an almost divine figure. To me the main difference between him and Hitler was he didn’t try to outguess his generals and he let others kill his political pawns. He was a patrician, not the brightest president we ever had and is to me the founding father of the Democratic Party’s ‘own the voters’ policy. Note he tried one social engineering program after another, just about all shot down by the courts, until a war gave him the opportunity for others top carry his water while he basked in the glory.

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  10. stella says:

    Shithole of Fake News: Media Hides Fact Trump Wants to Increase Immigration from β€˜Asian Countries’

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  11. stella says:

    FLOTUS Friday And We’re Dealing With Some S**t Around Here

    Make no mistake: this is why President Trump is considered a racist: he dares believe – and say – that opening our country to people coming from crime infested, disease ridden, terrorist harboring countries with no strings attached (skills, knowledge of our culture and willingness to assimilate those values) is unwise. The fact that these s**tholes are populated predominantly by people of color and/or Muslims (not a race, but we like to pretend it is) is a reality, not racism. Whatever their race, creed or gender the odds of them becoming self-sufficient citizens contributing to the fabric of American life is pretty slim unless they bring some education – to ensure they can learn English – and skills that will enable them to get a job. But then, Libs think merit based anything, especially immigration, is RACIST.

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    • “America doesn’t need any more welfare recipients, crime or outbreaks of turd world diseases that we’ve already eradicated once.” TRUE STORY.

      Unlike liberals, I don’t suffer any guilt for being born American. I don’t have kids, but I want my cousin who is eighteen years my junior to grow up in a country that hasn’t been converted from a first world-nation to a third-world s**thole because a bunch of bleeding hearts thought that It’s Not Fair that Americans have opportunities that the rest of the world doesn’t. America can’t save the world, and it’s not our job to try and do so, either.

      I loved one of the comments on the blog: “pearls will be clutched, vapors will be had!” Yes.

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      • stella says:

        Also where I got that excellent graphic.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Immigrants who came to this country and chose to become Americans first, to speak English, and to espouse our customs and beliefs built this country.

        I think future immigrants should aspire to do the same or stay home. Our forefathers sacrificed just so we would be what we are.

        I am grateful, not guilty.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I got really bent out of shape today when somebody said that we are a nation of immigrants (again for the thousandth time) and said that either our parents or grandparents came here from somewhere. No, they didn’t. Not my parents………not my grandparents………..not my great grandparents.


          • stella says:

            I had one branch where my great grandparents came from Germany – that was before the Civil War. The rest – as far as I have been able to determine – were all pre-Revolution. The earliest I’ve tracked are 1600’s, not so long after the Plymouth landing.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I would have to ask my sister, she was researching the family, and I don’t remember her mentioning anyone immigrating since the late 1700’s or early 1800’s. Could have happened, I guess. I will have to ask.


          • czarowniczy says:

            But WHAT KIND of immigrants were they? They had to be healthy or they’d be turned back – now we have immigrants bringing new and even diseases not seen here in decades in and causing all sorts of problems.
            HIV didn’t spring out of the US soil. even though there are lying revisionists trying to pass it off asd a CIA creation. How about the drug resistant TB strains that came here from the Caribbean (or the CIA)? Measles? Mumps? Whooping cough? All CIA reintroductions, they infected innocent Keane-eyed immigrants on the orders of hooded Republican 32nd Degree Masonic puppeteers.
            Again, how many lives lost are acceptable in the Democratic prog quest for a neutered America?
            Rant out…

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Immigrants USED to come to this country to take advantage of the opportunities it offered. The plan now is to come here and take advantage of the country. All you have to do is get one foot onto US soil and you get hosed down with not only all of the rights of its real citizens but all of the welfare benefits they can guzzle.
          At one time you had to take classes on US history, learn the language and pass a test before you could become a citizen. Now all you have to do is promise to vote for whatever Democratic presidential POS that will give you citizenship and a free lunch ticket for life. Educated European, Asian and Indian immigrants now trickle in while the floodgates are open for Caribbean, Latin American and Moslem North Africa and Mideast cesspits. They don’t have to learn the language, never develop a functional grasp of our history and aren’t expected to change their failed national culture for the American one…or what used to be an American culture before corrosive revisionists got their claws into it. What could possibly go wrong?

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        I don’t have kids, but I want my cousin who is eighteen years my junior to grow up…

        You hate your cousin? Or you meant to say “don’t want”?


        • Don’t want. LOL, sorry, my bad. I entered an error.

          No I don’t hate her. I want her to have opportunities in a country that has NOT been turned into a third-world rat hole (is that a better word?) by bleeding hearts who feel bad for the rest of world.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            If you’re going to attract sheeple from sh*thole 3rd world countries what better way to attract them then change the US to make ’em feel right at home?


    • Lucille says:

      LIMBAUGH: REAL RACISTS Are Right There, Smack Dab In Our Media
      DailyRushbo YouTube Channel

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Mrs. Nyet says some racist things since she was a brought up an USSR girl. However, she is fairly disparaging to non-colored nations too.


  12. Lucille says:

    Doctors are Euthanizing Patients and Harvesting Their Organs
    By Wesley Smith – January 8, 2018 – OTTAWA, CANADA


    • G-d&Country says:

      Belgium is the only country that allows euthanasia for children of any age. Opponents in the Belgium Senate said children were not capable of making such a decision. “We think that children don’t understand the character of death, they don’t understand the irreversibility of death,” said Els Van Hoof of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party. “They are also influenced by authority, by their parents, by the medical team. So, to take a decision which is a huge decision about their death we don’t think that they are capable of doing it.”
      In 2012, Belgium recorded 1,432 cases of euthanasia (in a population of 11.1 million), up by 25% from 2011. (proportionally to US population of 360M = about 46,443 cases, or 893 per week.)
      The Netherlands also allows mercy killings for children, but only for those 12 and over.
      Physician-assisted suicide is legal in five US states – In Oregon, Vermont, Washington and California. In Montana, it is given to individuals via court decision. They must have a terminal illness as well as a prognosis of six months or less to live.


    • Lburg says:

      From the article: “…..they’re willing to forgo that part of the beauty of medical assistance in dying and take on this extra burden of donation. Part of the burden could be refraining from alcohol and recreational drugs, which would be part of the assessment and consent process.” and “It will get even worse when Canada explicitly joins Netherlands/Belgium to allow psychiatric patients to be killed by their doctors.”

      This is truly horrific. Beauty? There is no beauty here. Depravity maybe, but no beauty.

      Nit picking here, but if a psych patient can’t sign a legal document, or, for example, testify in his/her own defense during a trial, how is there consent?

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  13. Lucille says:

    Terry McAuliffe and Chris Matthews indulge in thuggish fantasy about physically beating up President Trump
    By Thomas Lifson – January 12, 2018

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  14. 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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