General Discussion, Saturday, January 13, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain
    Today, archaeologists are still debating just how old the hoard isβ€”and what it tells us about the end of the Roman Empire in Britain.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/search-lost-hammer-led-largest-cache-roman-treasure-ever-found-britain-180967263/

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Hammer Time!

    Well, he’s got British teeth….

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  3. Lucille says:

    Doncha hope this takes down some biggies…

    A Message for Jack Dorsey: O’Keefe Teases Next Undercover Twitter Video

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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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Bye, all. Seeya later. Have fun. πŸ™‚

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. derk says:

    Good morning Stella, all,
    Beautiful pic, inducing warmth in a frozen environment. Must be like Tundra’s place.
    Have had some company, so haven’t stayed up on the currents. Where Is ‘Mom going? Hopefully a great vacay.

    Ok, I’ll give you all the “Living in California”, but have to remind you all, Rep. Nunes is from this great state.
    Have a great day out there!

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  8. derk says:

    Stella, if offensive to this site, let me know. I find it very amusing.

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  9. G-d&Country says:

    This amazing painting is The Angora Cat, c. 1783 by Jean HonorΓ© Fragonard & Marguerite GΓ©rard.

    Marguerite GΓ©rard & Jean-HonorΓ© Fragonard worked so closely together – sharing a studio in the Louvre – that the paintings of the one are occasionally attributed to the other. For a long time GΓ©rard, who was Fragonard’s sister-in-law & pupil, was thought to be the sole painter of this work, but it is now considered to be a joint production by both artists.

    There are many details I could only see when the painting is enlarged, so I urge you to do so & find them! At double the size, you can even see the cracks in the paint, & who is hiding in the shadows, as well as details in the reflection. A discussion of this painting is at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation website –
    http://www.wallraf.museum/en/collections/baroque/masterpieces/jean-honore-fragonard-and-marguerite-gerard-angora-cat-c-1783-85/the-highlight/

    Wiki has bio’s on both artists at:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Honor%C3%A9_Fragonard
    & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_G%C3%A9rard

    One bio line is: “The French Revolution deprived Fragonard of his private patrons: they were either guillotined or exiled. The neglected painter deemed it prudent to leave Paris in 1790…”

    Also, they lived at the Louvre! Before art was on open display for the public, the Louvre invited artists to stay & work on site & treated the building like a creative retreat. In 1608, Henri IV began offering artists both studio & living space in the Louvre. They could sculpt, paint, & generally do as they wishedβ€”but by the 18th century, the surplus of distinguished squatters had left the property a bit of a mess, & their residency was eventually phased out. The Louvre opened as a museum in 1793, & in the early days privileged artists continued to live in residence.
    Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    I somehow lost my cat Fun Food Picture for today, so I will substitute a Marshmallow Barbershop Quartet – just because it’s FUN! πŸ™‚

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  11. lovely says:

    Bada bing! Now maybe all the crybabies who think President Trump and Jeff Sessions have been fooled by whirling dervishes will wake up.

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  12. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook (don’t know if it is valid):

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  13. stella says:

    Checkmate?

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  14. Lucille says:

    Facebook Blocks Crowdfunding Page for Actors Jon Voight and Nick Loeb and Their New Roe v. Wade Movie
    By Micaiah Bilger – January 12, 2018 – WASHINGTON, DC
    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/12/facebook-blocks-crowdfunding-page-for-actors-jon-voight-and-nick-loeb-and-their-new-roe-v-wade-movie/

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  15. Lucille says:

    “4 bombshells the mainstream media ignored this week!”
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    Off to the Maison d’ Chevron, purveyor of fine boxed/screwtop wines for a bottle of tawny port. It’s full service, it has an al fresco area ’round the side just before you get to the dumpsters where discriminating amateurs de vin can sample their purchases.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      So glad you have resources reasonably close to home, czar. I enjoy a nice glass of port from time to time, but tend to prefer ruby to tawny. Fonseca Bin 27 is a nice one, and reasonably priced. Salud!

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      • Are you officially retired now, Tundra?

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        • The Tundra PA says:

          Indeed, yes! And enjoying every minute of it.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, I thought that after alllllll those years they’d have to drag me out the front gate, as my fingernails raked the asphalt, and change the lock.I woke up the day after I retired and didn’t have a shred of regret, only concern I had was ‘where’s my check?’. Retirement is gooooooood.

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            • The Tundra PA says:

              I am truly fortunate that money is not a great concern. Many have said “but what will you do with yourself?” as if that’s a problem! We are living at the most exciting time in our nation’s history. I could spend all day for weeks reading Sundance’s analyses and the comments and links of our great family here at Stella’s. I have a stack of books that I never have time to read because the internet has me riveted to so much happening with our VSG President. Thank you, Lord, that I lived to see this day! I go to bed breathless every night and can’t wait to start back in the morning. And then there is my husband’s political career, which is just taking off. It’s only been 2 weeks, but I’m already saying “How did I ever have time to work?”

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          • Fantastic!!!! Congratulations! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ Cheers!

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          • texan59 says:

            Congrats Tundra. I’m just tired. Looking forward to that day……….someday.

            Liked by 1 person

      • czarowniczy says:

        Last nite we took a break and went out to dinner, a small place, an offshoot of a NOLA restaurant. We ordered the crawfish bisque to start and I ordered a shot of the only thing in the line they had a ruby port. We split the shot between our two bisques and it worked perfectly. To take the edge off of the bitter cold outside I had black coffee with Drambuie…in all not bad for a formerly dry town. It’s getting there.

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        • The Tundra PA says:

          Oktibbeha County was dry back in the 70s when I went to Miss. State. Wonder if it still is. All the college kids driving to the Crossroads to buy beer was why they called Hwy 82 the highway to heaven.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Starkville’s wet, liquor sales are loosening up all over the state. Now all we have to do is get someone to work with the sales outlets on quality. Baby steps…baby steps.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I find ruby to be a bit too sweet and fruity but in a pinch, go for it. Tawny is a bit more full taste for me, not quite as sweet. Tried adding a bit more brandy to your ruby port?

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  17. Sharon says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/children-placed-storm-drains-hawaiian-residents-receive-ballistic-missile-alert-video/

    Well, at least now Rocket Man knows that all he has to do to tip the Hawaiian Islands over is sent a missile in their general direction. Doesn’t matter if it’s actually dangerous or well aimed – just aim in their general direction and everyone will start screaming and crying in the streets.

    And parents will be bleating the question out “What shall we tell our children?”

    Sometimes I think it is too late for our nation, no matter what Mr. Trump is able to do.

    Personal courage and survival instinct are sometimes pretty dim.

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  18. Lucille says:

    “Tennessee’s Trevecca Nazarene University drops Homeland Security Summit after complaints from Hamas-linked CAIR”
    January 12, 2018 by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/tennessees-trevecca-nazarene-university-drops-homeland-security-summit-after-complaints-from-hamas-linked-cair

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  19. stella says:

    I made this for dinner, except I used chicken thighs instead of breasts, and lightly coated with seasoned flour to brown. Good way to use up some cream I had in the refrigerator left from Christmas.

    https://www.marthastewart.com/318298/sauteed-chicken-in-mustard-cream-sauce

    It was very good. Served with plain steamed broccoli.

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  20. 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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  21. lovely says:

    The lake has frozen really clear this year, I can see the sand and weeds, lots of bubbles and cracks, really beautiful.

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  22. Gil says:

    I just went to walmart here in CA, one of the top ten in the state. They raised prices on many many things. Average, 20%. In the bakery, 40-70%. Many discretionary and necessity items went up. Our minimum wage went up 50 cents and they raised their wages, but the prices are near parity with union grocery stores. Then I had to get the kiddo a haircut. The price is now 19.95, for a kids haircut!
    I dont know about you all but it doesnt seem like relief here yet, just a lot more squeezing. I hope its just California, but yikes!

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