General Discussion, Friday, January 26, 2018

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    National Big Wig Day! (also an appropriate segue from Doggityday)

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  3. Gil says:

    Wake up its friday!

    So I basically gave away my bed yesterday and some bedding I dont use anymore because I was supposed to get my new bed delivered today. Aaannd, no bed. They wont deliver until maybe monday. Very upset with costco. Thank goodness I bought a gel foam topper already so I have something. I told my kiddo it was inside camping. He likes being able to just fall onto “the bed” and run in big circles. He thinks we should skip a new bed altogether!

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    • So beautiful! I am longing for warm weather, green grass, trees, and sunshine. Morning sweet Lucille!

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      • joshua says:

        me too….but I learned about the “thaw” following serious freezing….not common in Texas.

        Spent all day yesterday ripping out broken water valves that took hits and split opened…thank goodness I understand copper plumbing and Mapp soldering joints….clearly I just need a smaller house….then I got a call that the lakehouse also had a broken pipe which I had to get fixed long distance.

        This global warming is getting to be a Royal PITA….

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        • rheavolans says:

          Yikes. I’m sorry to hear that.

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        • stella says:

          I understand about your lake house, but don’t you have heat in your dwelling? That’s how we keep our pipes from freezing up here in the north.

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          • joshua says:

            was outside water valve at shut off…far enough below ground level and next to building with hot water heater….keep heat power on low level during all winter months and outside sink cabinets opened up when we are not there….this just took out the shut off valve to the house. also, all heat and power is electric, no propane or gas, so when a power outage hits…common with all the huge pine trees everywhere which do not like a lot of weight from ice on their limbs…so if power goes down, might take a long time for the electric coop to get service crews on the job…fortunately, our neighbors live there permanently and keep a watch out and call me if there is an issue.

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        • Wow! Sorry Joshua. That’s awful.

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          • joshua says:

            well, now I can fall back on plumbing as a handyman, although my hourly rate based upon my speed of completion would be about 1.98 per hour….lol

            what the heck….At least I have clean water to drink, and a great hot shower after I got the water turned back on when finished….

            all is good….thanks everyone for the empathy.
            send money
            and bacon…..:)

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I have a friend who owned a cabin in North Georgia that was a vacation cabin. While he was gone, a pipe burst in the kitchen and flooded the whole cabin up several feet. He didn’t know until he got the water bill for about $10,000, I think it was. When he finally got up there to look at it, it was a total loss because everything in it had molded. The only thing to be done was raze the whole cabin.

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              • stella says:

                I shut off the water when I leave for more than a few hours.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  My friend couldn’t get him to do anything for months and it was hot at the time. He had a stroke somewhere along the way and was never really all there after that. By the time he got insurance out to see it, they wouldn’t cover it. He died a year or so later. Just a sad story.

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                  • stella says:

                    Very sad. I started the “water off” thing (I shut it off where it comes into the house) when a co-worker had his dining room flooded and had to replace the hardwood floor. Just a faulty shut-off valve in the bathroom! He had insurance, fortunately.

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      • Lucille says:

        Good day to you, sand! The occasional reminder that spring always follows winter is a happy thing! We had a dusting of snow overnight but it’s already melted on the sidewalks and street.

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    • Lburg says:

      “The Spirit within us guarantees we are never alone.” Thank you Lucille. I’m saving this one!

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Lucille, thank you for your beautiful message πŸ™‚ !

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      • Lucille says:

        Good day, lovely! I ran across this anonymous quote recently, “Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.”

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  4. Lucille says:

    This is actually a rather interesting article on the trials and tribulations of the upper cl-a-a-a-h-ses….

    “Are the Vanderbilt Heirs Being Forced Out of the Breakers?”
    Gladys and Paul SzΓ‘pΓ‘ry will no longer occupy a third-floor apartment of the Gilded Age mansion built by their great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Some say the move is payback for their opposition of a welcome center on the grounds.
    by SAM DANGREMOND – JAN 17, 2018
    http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-power/a15071400/vanderbilt-heirs-apartment-at-the-breakers/

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  5. Lucille says:

    Lovely scenery, dramatic music (a Greek thing, maybe?)….

    STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS – Kithares

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Morning y’all. Just when you think you’ve seen it all from California, here they come again.

    https://news.westernjournal.com/california-lawmakers-introduce-bill-take-trump-tax-cut-savings-companies/

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Mrs. N want’s to move down here for the weather, but I keep pointing out that she needs to speak with people down here to see how nuts they are. We would be just as isolated down here as up in Seattle.

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    • Lburg says:

      Wonder what they’re going to do when that tax base says, “y’know what? We could make $x,000,000 more per year just by leaving California. We wouldn’t have to do a single thing differently. We just need a new zip code.” Who’s money will they use to fund their SJW programs when they run out of Other people’s money?

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      • lovely says:

        The tax base is already rapidly leaving the state.

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        • Menagerie says:

          Your comment, and Gil’s above, made me think of an encounter I had a few months ago. I volunteered with my parish to host a small group in my home for a program they were trying to get off the ground. Only one lady came because the few who were interested out here in the boonies couldn’t agree on a time.

          Anyhow, she was of Hispanic heritage, but born here, her parents came legally. She told me about living for awhile in a small town in central California that was mostly migrants. Her husband is not Hispanic, and her life has been a blend of two cultures, but nothing like how they lived in the little town. She hated every minute of it. She said she had nothing in common with them.

          This woman lives out in the country, raises small animals, does stuff like gardening and making soap, works all the time, and homeschooled her children. Very educated, devout, and kind of severe and austere.

          The people there didn’t want to associate with her, she was not one of them. She had little good to say about them or the experience, and she seemed to have the same feelings for the mostly Guatemalan group (huge portion of our parish now) at the Basilica.

          It was a different experience, seeing things from her perspective. I didn’t ask her what her position on immigration was, I let her lead the very interesting conversation because I wanted to hear what she thought. But I’d bet she is very opposed to open borders and the other liberal wish list regarding the illegals here.

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      • joshua says:

        uh….Mexicans and South America folks bailed on their countries due to government issues and impossible financial situations to live in….California is following the same Dictatorial Banana Republic Corrupt Leftist Agenda…..we should declare anyone wanting to migrate from California to anywhere else in the USA as illegal alien border jumpers and put them in jail until they pay a huge fine and duty to move out of California…..except those in Hollywood, which can only move to Canada or Haiti.

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        • Lucille says:

          Better yet, Josh, why not use all our powers of persuasion to help those middle-road folk to see they need to join in on the side of liberty. The President is doing a great job on that.

          Yeah, California is in terrible shape for freedom-loving Americans. But the millions that are not in favor of the socialist and just plain looney edicts from the CA Assembly and Governor Brown, shouldn’t be dissed along with the illegals and America-haters.

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          • joshua says:

            until they figure out how to take charge of their city and state and school political leadership, they will never be able to gain any traction for change…..all the libs in the world know that California is where you go for the old “if it feels good just do it” and “freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” mentality.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Menagerie, I’d like to hear a liberal explain the difference between Iran’s mullahs and California’s politicians. Throwing gays from buildings is one of the very few things that differentiates them.

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      • joshua says:

        heck…camels, young boys, goats, and transexuals….California is a LOT like the Middle Eastern tribal fools.

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      • Gil says:

        They made it not a crime to knowingly give someone hiv. They have people working to support nambla. They take our money on all kinds of taxes. We personally cant leave yet.

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        • czarina33 says:

          Sorry about that. But when you can, there are still plenty of sane places.

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        • lovely says:

          It is terrible, I lived there about 25 years ago in Sonoma, CA it was absolutely beautiful, Sonoma is really a retirement community but it was still liberal, old liberals who were more hippyish than they were activists. We would go visit the Mission there just for the serenity it was within walking distance of our home.

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  7. 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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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    • Morning Nyet! Thank you for breakfast!

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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning Nyet. What a feast! Thank you. Good Morning Stellars, near and far! (New words for me: feria: a weekday of a church calendar on which no feast falls and festal: of or like a joyous celebration)

      “Let us fast, then – whenever we see fit, and as strenuously as we should. But having gotten that exercise out of the way, let us eat. Festally, first of all, for life without occasions is not worth living. But ferially, too, for life is so much more than occasions, and its grand ordinariness must never go unsavored. But both ways let us eat with a glad good will, and with a conscience formed by considerations of excellence, not by fear of Ghosts.”
      ~ Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚ !

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      On our cruise, one of the things on the menu was guacamole toast. My friend loved it. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • joshua says:

      IS that BACON on a bed of Guacamole stuff? Getting worried now….

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      • joshua says:

        LONG way from a toasted bagel with a shmear….or a English Muffin drenched in butter with some Canadian Bacon and a poached egg..

        La Cucaracha Toast is just what the USA needs now to “normalize” the Dreamers and Screamers…demanding free stuff and to fly the Mexican Flag over Washington.

        La cucaracha, la cucaracha
        Ya no puede caminar
        Porque no tiene, porque le falta
        Marijuana que fumar.

        (The cockroach, the cockroach
        Now he can’t go traveling
        Because he doesn’t have, because he lacks
        Marijuana to smoke.)

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, Nyet! Ah, one of my fav breakfasts…with avocado YES!

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  8. Yesterday I commented that we need to be praying for POTUS because he’s in the lion’s den right now. This morning, I saw this:

    😊

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  9. lovely says:

    Good morning folks, have a beautiful day!

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  10. lovely says:

    Hee hee hee!

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  11. Gil says:

    This museum curator just earned my total disrespect. The WH asked for a painting and they offered a gold toilet. And the toilet is titled “America”.

    “The White House requested to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh painting from a museum to display it in the first family’s residence, but the museum offered a gold toilet instead.
    The chief curator of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City responded to the White House’s request for the 1888 Van Gogh painting Landscape With Snow, saying that the museum is unable to loan the painting but could offer a gold toilet made by a contemporary and controversial Italian artist.

    The curator, Nancy Spector, offered artist Maurizio Cattelan’s fully-functioning 18-karat gold toilet called America, which the museum just took off display.

    β€œ[The artist] would like to offer it to the White House for a long-term loan,” wrote Spector, a critic of President Donald Trump, in the email obtained by the Washington Post. β€œIt is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care.”

    It was displayed in a public restroom on the fifth floor of the museum and available for patrons to use.

    A Guggenheim spokeswoman confirmed that Spector emailed Donna Hayashi Smith, who works in the White House’s Office of the Curator. Spector and Smith declined to comment on the email.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/25/white-house-requests-borrow-van-gogh-painting-museum-offers-gold-toilet-instead/

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  12. joshua says:

    Ok, they found the text messages.

    So, now where are my car keys and glasses dammit?

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  13. rheavolans says:

    So I saw this morning that the Doomsday clock is “two minutes to midnight” because rather then send pallets of cash to maniacal third-world dictators, appease, and play nice with them, Trump took Whatsisface in North Korea to task and otherwise didn’t let America with it’s tail between it’s legs.

    Here’s the article in case you’re interested. https://www.ecowatch.com/doomsday-clock-2018-2528611887.html

    I hope no taxpayer money goes to fund this farce. I want to know if these people think we should keep appeasing lunatics. They sounds like a bunch of Nelville Chamberlains to me.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Thought I would share this. I was looking up info on hair color for older women. I couldn’t get past this paragraph because I couldn’t quit laughing. It just struck me funny.

    “3. Another important advice while choosing colors is that they need to choose a hair color that compliments not only their skin tone but even the eye balls. Lighter eye balls go well with light hair colors while dark with dark. Dark colors go well even with the lighter eye balls.”

    Read more at: https://www.boldsky.com/beauty/hair-care/2011/hair-color-older-women-110811.html

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    • joshua says:

      Dat’s jes razcist stuff….hair color gots to go wif yo skin tone? My skin tone is tone deaf at age 76 so whats I gonna do wif all dis white junk growing on my scalp….and eyeballs…man, when they are bloodshot with allergies do you dye yo hair purple?

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I was a redhead, but went grey. The day my DH told me it looked like I had streaked it on purpose, I gave him a big kiss and never coloured it again! It’s now all natural, but still every now and then I’m tempted to shake a bottle!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Mine is actually done up red and I love it. The only reason I will let it go gray is that I can’t afford to do it anymore.

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        • stella says:

          I don’t like doing mine, but I’m not ready to go natural. My hair is almost pure white on top, but darker at the back (based on my roots!) Would look awful.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            My father’s mother had jet black hair and very pale skin. She had little or no gray until very late in life. In fact, I think she had less gray when she died than my dad did at the time. My mother had a full head of beautiful, totally white hair in her 60’s. I think mine would be partly white and partly dark. And, I love it red.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            The other thing is, I have a ruddy complexion. I look better with the red and have been told by several doctors that I have red-head skin.

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            • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

              I’ve got blonde eyelashes and eyebrows, blue eyes, so red suits me. I don’t really like the gray, but, MEH! Colouring is a bit of a hassle, expensive, and I just really can’t be bothered! At 60, I look silly as well, kinda like that picture of Johnny Depp upthread,lol.

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          • tessa50 says:

            You know Stella, that is all the thing now, I see lots of women light on top and sides but bottom and back dark.

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      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        Oops, here.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Mine hasn’t changed from dishwater blonde yet. Been having highlights for about 30 years to make it brighter & put some body in it. My mom gave me her gene for fine hair (it’s like cat fur, you can’t do much with it). She started wearing Paula Young wigs at 60, & never showed her natural hair again. When I was in school she gave me a permanent wave every August so I started school with a head of tight frizz which I hated. My senior picture was awful. I probably will start wearing a wig sooner than later just because they look so good & are lots less work than trying to do something with my hair.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I have to say, I was blessed with fine, thick wavy hair. It was an ash blond, but I always thought it looked like dishwater blond even though I got a lot of complements on it. But, when I went red about 20 years ago, I fell in love with it and just don’t want to give it up. Also, I got a shorter cut that I just let do what it wants and don’t have a problem with it. I lost a lot of the curl a couple of years ago for some reason. And, it didn’t come back, but I use Rough Paste on it and that seems to take care of any problems.

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  15. John Denney says:

    Here’s a good article making the point that the pen is mightier than the sword.

    https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2018/01/this-this-this.html?m=1

    I asked my librarian wife if we had the recommended book (“On Writing Well” by William Zinsser), and she said no, but we have Strunk and White’s, “The Elements of Style”, which she says is very similar. She says I don’t really need it, bless her heart, but I have it in front of me now.

    Yeah. Elements of Style. I’m gonna be looking gooood. On paper, at least.

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  16. stella says:

    Just for the heck of it – here is a super easy (made out of boxed and canned stuff) cake that would be great for a potluck or a work birthday or just because. I’ve made it, and it is tasty. It’s called: PIG CAKE (I don’t know why).

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/pig-cake/

    PS: The recipe calls for 4 oz of Cool Whip. I used 8 oz by mistake the first time I made it. It’s good that way.

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    • joshua says:

      took one of these down to the local police precinct to give the officers, and they said not to call them pigs anymore….they are now LEOs….Trump said so…MAGA….so I took them some bean dip and Fritos and said forget the sanctuary stuff….kick them out but keep their coats….

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    • czarina33 says:

      Sounds like the Hummingbird cake from several years ago, except it doesn’t have bananas in it. I also like the reference to going back to all those great foods we were supposed to give up as a resolution on January 1st. Perhaps I will make this on January 31st, just because!

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  17. Lucille says:

    Mario Lanza – “Night and Day” – “Waterloo Bridge” – Gordeeva & Grinkov

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  18. Gil says:

    I am not sure if I should laugh at this or cry because my CA “leaders” are so crazy. And the la times thinks its great!

    “Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one.

    Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
    “We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon explained in a press release.

    This isn’t just Calderon’s crusade. The California cities of San Luis Obispo and Davis both passed straws-on-request laws last year, and Manhattan Beach maintains a prohibition on all disposable plastics. And up in Seattle, food service businesses won’t be allowed to offer plastic straws or utensils as of July.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-26/california-considers-1000-fine-waiters-offering-unsolicited-plastic-straws

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    • Gil says:

      Can I get a medical exception to even using straws for sensitive teeth?

      Liked by 2 people

    • joshua says:

      clearly there is a straw man argument in there somewhere…..my bychin is with the little ketchup foil squeezie packets and the tear off little salt and pepper containers for take out…then, there is the little packets of red pepper and of Parmesan cheese at the pizza place, and the flimsy napkins with advertising on them that make it embarrassing to take a bunch in your lunch sack to work…truthfully….the entire venue of commercial packaging of food stuff is just annoyingly wasteful.

      but then……burgers and fries…… : < )

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    • Lucille says:

      Will they arrest anyone who brings plastic straws into the restaurant and offers them to everyone in the place?

      “Code 91 – got it? Nine one! Patron offering plastic straws…paddy wagon at the ready!”

      For all restaurants who still have straws on the premises, make sure you order one with every meal whether you need it or not. Say it’s for the water…if they still offer that.

      As of 2016, California’s population was 39.25 million, of which it is estimated 6% are residing there illegally. The entire nation of Canada has a population of 36.29 million.

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    • lovely says:

      Too bad straws are inanimate objects.

      Squirrel Gets Revenge on Chicago Politician Who Spoke Out Against Squirrels

      Howard Brookins Jr., the city council member for Chicago’s 21st ward, was hospitalized by a squirrel after the politician publicly spoke out against the pesky rodents for being too “aggressive.”

      Brookins was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture in a bicycle accident on Nov. 13, according to the Chicago alderman’s Facebook page.

      The politician was riding his bicycle along Cal-Sag Trail when the squirrel ran in front of his bike. The rodent became wrapped in Brookin’s bicycle spokes, causing the councilman to flip over his handlebars, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Brookins landed roughly and broke his nose, knocked out several teeth, and fractured his skull.

      http://freebeacon.com/culture/squirrel-seeks-revenge-chicago-alderman/

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    • czarina33 says:

      I was talking to a man who owns drive-thru daiquiri shops in New Orleans. He said the NO city council passed a law the shops must give a paper wrapped straw with every drink purchased. This is because each daiquiri must be in a closed container to show it is not to be consumed by the driver or the person in the front seat. He said the drivers immediately throw the straw paper on the ground & push the straw into the drink container hole.
      I think the California lawmakers’ heads will explode when they hear this.

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    • Lucille says:

      Clear Wine Bottle Glass Straw
      $12.95

      https://www.strawesome.com/

      Liked by 3 people

  19. TwoLaine says:

    THAT photo is Magnificent!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. stella says:

    Trump’s Lawyers, Seeking Leverage in Russia Probe, Comb ’90s Court Ruling (WSJ)

    https://outline.com/XAz9KW

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Lucille says:

    Incredible shot….

    Liked by 5 people

  22. 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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  23. stella says:

    A bit of “language”, but funny.

    Like

  24. stella says:

    FOX News host Sean Hannity broke the news on Friday night that the explosive FISA Memo will be released next week.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/hannity-fisa-memo-release-next-week-even-stunning-revelations-video/

    Liked by 3 people

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