General Discussion, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stella, when doing a googlesearch for the photo at the top of your blog, I came across these lovely photos…either of which I’d be happy to frame and hang on a wall….

    The Badlands, South Dakota

    Patmos, Greece

    I never found a referral to your photo, though. But I did have a half hour of fun hunting around. LOL!

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  2. Lucille says:

    In yesterday’s general discussion I was waxing nostalgic about childhood happenings and hobbies and remembered that my favorite TV show from the moment it arrived was TODAY.

    Although I can’t remember if I saw the very first episode some 66 years ago (see below), I do know that I watched TODAY in my grammar school, junior high and senior high years just after getting dressed and during breakfast. I absolutely would not start on my walk to school before 8:00 because I HAD TO watch the “This Day In History” 5-minute segment which came on at 7:55. LOL!

    TODAY’s First Broadcast: January 14, 1952

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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! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  4. lovely says:

    Good morning beautiful people! We have a lovely 14Β° to start our day here and a low projected at 2Β° . Snow and ice to continue. My driveway and walk has been shoveled once already, but it will need to be done again.

    Roads here are always bad once it snows, this mix makes them even worse, speed racer drivers end up in lawns and on medians but never seem to learn that the ice doesn’t care how big your vehicle is or how small your brain may be.


    Some beautiful street art.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. ZurichMike says:

    The photos of the cathedral in Siena are lovely. Indeed you gasp in awe when you are inside — everything from floors to walls to columns, to ceilings are just smothered in opoluent colors and mosaics.

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    • stella says:

      I thought of you (and my daughter, who loves Siena) when I selected these photos.

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    • czarina33 says:

      When I travel I always find an old church to visit, as I love the ceilings & statues. I can stand in the silence & absorb the years & people who have been there. I need to have a year for places like Venice, where there is a chapel with great things to see every block!

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Agree! Sometimes the smaller churches and chapels are just as precious, and much more intimate because of their smaller scale and they are quieter (less crowded).

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        • stella says:

          Mike, I mentioned this yesterday, but I have been watching a BBC series on YouTube, which is fascinating. It is called BBC Italy Unpacked, and the hosts are a British art historian, and an Italian (Lombardy) chef. They also did a series on Sicily. Very interesting and fun. Here’s the first (Bologna). The second and third series covers more little-known cities on the West and East coasts.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We have plenty of old churches in NOLA, some being closed as parishioners wane, and they are a joy to visit. As the city becomes more Democrat and older generations are replaced by the Rats preferred secular sheeple they become tourist attractions and then commercial property.
          They used to be on tourist tours but now the tours mostly hit Mardi Gras-related spots, the Dome and watering holes. My favorite part of the tour was when they talk about how the bricks to build the church would come in on barges and lines of parishioners would unload the barges, each in a line coming up the streets from the wharf with a load of bricks in barrows, hods. buckets or some women carrying a few at a time in their aprons. I’m supposing future tours will be touting how forward pols successfully weaned correct thinking progs off of religion for moral direction and turned the churches and synagogues into coffee and T-shirt shops.

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      • czarina33 says:

        In The States, where churches & chapels are mostly locked up during the week (except for Mass), I usually have to call ahead, although sometimes tapping on the chancery door brings a secretary or caretaker. They have always been happy to show me around & quite proud of their places.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I remember when, hears ago, Ann Rice bought what I refer to as a block of property on St Charles that included a really nice house on one end and a small church on the other. She turned the house on the St Charles side into a really nice residence she could house guests in and rebuilt the church on the far end. I’m not sure if the church is still in use, she bought the property from the Archdiocese as the church’s footprint in the city contracted, but she did a great job. It used to be a great place on Mardi Gra, the St Charles side would have hundreds of guests for the parades and the free food and drinks flowed.
          She sold her NOLA property when she moved back to California and I’m not sure who bought it and what the status of the small church is but the St Charles side is nowhere near what it was when she owned it.

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  7. I have heard back from the radio station in Michigan that they are looking into other candidates at this time. :/ That was a let down.

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  8. Sharon says:

    Feel good video of the day.

    “PRO TIP: If you’re going to rob a 7-Eleven with fake guns, check to make sure the security guard’s gun isn’t real. Better advice: graduate high school. If you can’t graduate high school, there’s always janitorial services. Someone has to scrub toilets, might as well be dumbasses like these glowing jewels:”

    Obviously the best line is when the perp says, whining, “[my gun’s] fake!”

    And the security guy says, “Well, mine’s not.”

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  9. Lucille says:

    January 16, 2018

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  10. Lucille says:

    Newlywed couple shocked by President Trump and Melania’s response to wedding invitation
    January 16, 2018

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  11. Lucille says:

    The White House doc is giving a press conference on Trump’s health and making the press livid with his remarks
    January 16, 2018

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  12. lovely says:

    Just when I didn’t think I could like President Trump anymore than I already do;


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  13. stella says:

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  14. 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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  15. G-d&Country says:

    Gorgeous pictures today! πŸ™‚

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