General Discussion, Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Today is National Oreo Cookie Day, National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, National Frozen Food Day—and National Dentist’s Day.

    Remember what I told you?

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  2. stella says:

    I posted this on last night’s thread, but repeating here too:

    Having worked for Italians for 40 years, this absolutely tickles me.

    Apocalypse Ciao: Italy’s Trump Election

    …The big winner of the night, however, was the “Five Star” movement. This most obviously Trumpian outfit, which expresses the voters’ anger at the establishment, won 33 percent. Its slogan, “Vaffanculo!” none too subtly invites establishmentarians to attempt monogenesis. It took votes primarily from the Left. Moreover, Sunday’s vote changed Italian politics generationally from below. Nothing like this had happened in a century.

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/03/05/apocalypse-ciao-italys-trump-election/

    ADD: Leave it to the Italians to have a political movement with an obscene slogan.

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    • Gil says:

      Ive told kiddo about Italy and shown him some photos. I hope someday we can go together. Once it is rotorootered and “Italian” again.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Why bother having a whizzzzz-bang polityical slogan in Italy? Most IOtalian governments don’t last long enough for the interior decorator to change the drapes.

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      • stella says:

        Do you know what it means? It made me laugh because it is such a typical thing for an Italian to say when they are frustrated or pissed off. Not something stupid, like “Forward”.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Mrs. Nyet speaks Italian cuss/swear. I’ve heard a few more than that.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I had to laugh. This is exactly what I was telling the political masters, the liberals, and the sainted Catholics and other Christians who turned their nose up at the Trump candidacy.

          And I’m still saying it. And it feels pretty danged good, actually.

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          • stella says:

            It brings back happy memories. My boss was a beautifully dressed and well-educated man who had an engineering degree from the University of Bologna. He was equally at home quoting Dante at length – or cursing volubly with the typical Italian hand signals (no, it isn’t just a cliche), shouting one or more of the following in a deep bass – “porca miseria!”, “ma vaffanculo!” (or va fan culo), “mannaggia!”, “che cazzo!”, “stronzo!”, “merda!”, “Figlio di puttana!”

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            • stella says:

              Here he is, after a race, probably at the harness track near Naples. He was manager there in later life.

              And an article about him in the New York Times:

              Many years after he left our company and returned to Italy, we made a book for him on his birthday with photos of the employees who worked there during his tenure, with notes of greeting from everybody. On the cover was a caricature of him in a Roman toga, with his foot on a block that had the company logo on it (a stylized “M” in a circle) and the title, “And A Nose That is Handsome”.

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        • joshua says:

          or
          “hope and change”
          or
          “yes we can”

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yes, but whenever I hear the words ‘Italian’ and ‘government’ together all I can think about is how Italy’s had some 65 since the end of WW II. Even in the early 60s when I lived in Germany the joke was something to theveffect of: “Well, it’s Wednesday, who’s the Italian prime minister today?”.

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    • John Denney says:

      For feeding Christians to lions, God turned Romans into Italians.

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    • tessa50 says:

      LOL Since I didn’t know what monogenesis meant, I looked up vaffanculo. That was pretty clear!

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  3. Lucille says:

    Delingpole: Penguin ‘Supercolony’ Discovered in Antarctica; Another Global Warming Scare Story Bites the Dust

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/04/delingpole-penguin-supercolony-discovered-in-antarctica-another-global-warming-scare-story-bites-the-dust/

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  4. The Tundra PA says:

    Monday on the Iditarod trail. Gorgeous weather and warm on the way up to Rainy Pass. Aliy had me anxious for a while, she stopped for 8 hours of rest in the middle of the day, probably to avoid running in the heat. Temps are in the +20s, which is warm for sled dogs. They perform best at -10 to +10. Letting them get overheated is the worst thing for them. I watched as team after team passed her up, and was afraid something was wrong. But early rest in this marathon is gas in the tank for later. She blazed over Rainy Pass, down the Dalzel Gorge, and into Rohn, which is the end of the Alaska Range. She is in 7th position now, a good place to be for the middle portion of the race. Word on the trail is that the weather gets bad about 20 miles out of Rohn. Snowstorms for the next few days with lots of soft white stuff being dropped. That will slow all the teams down as the dogs are churning through chest deep fresh snow.

    More photos here:
    http://iditarod.com/photo/

    And a lovely description of the Rainy Pass checkpoint and the volunteers who make it work here:
    http://iditarod.com/volunteer-spirit-runs-rainy-pass-checkpoint/

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Word’s out, Mississippi Senator Cochran is retiring from the Senate on 1 April due to health problems. Chris McDaniel’s dusting off his track shoes, interesting how he will deal with his ‘Trump voters are delusional’ remarks when he runs.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Per remarks next door, some of the Mississippi Treepers don’t think he’s a very good guy. One Treeper said he’s done nothing in the State Senate except miss the voting.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We’re gonna wait and see what the state Republican Party does. Gotta remember, we’re a small state, only some 3-million, and there’s gpnna be a lot of outside $$$$ coming in to try and swing the elections (both Senators’ seats will be in play) one way or tuther.
        So far the state Rat party’s been very quiet and that’s unnerving too. Most of the Rat progs are hiding under rocks in the Jackson area but aren’t above going out into the hinterlands and promising two taxpayer-funded chickens in everyones’ pots if they vote for corrosion.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Cochran’s election was the final nail in the coffin of my Republican Party loyalty. It had been on life support for a number of years. That election killed it.

      I might vote for a candidate who is running as a Republican, like I did President Trump, but they no longer have any assurance of my vote at all. The only absolute left for me is that I will never vote for a Democrat.

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      • Lucille says:

        I saw many a post in 2016 about voting for the Democrat when a RINO is also on the ticket. Those type of comments always made me think the poster was actually a Dem trying to act like a Conservative.

        But, then, of course, RINOS like George Herbert Walker Bush and Babs voted for Hillary rather than our great President. It’s just inconceivable to me how any Republican with an ounce of sense could do that. NEVER vote Democrat is my motto!

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        • Just tell yourself what Dems online have been telling themselves, when they see a comment with which they disagree.

          Those comments are made by Russian Bots.

          That seems to be the go-to insult in the current year on most forums.

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        • joshua says:

          George H.W. Bush showed his true color when the started wearing the Justin Sox probably supporting NAFTA and The Royal Can Mounted Police

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      • I might vote for a candidate who is running as a Republican, like I did President Trump, but they no longer have any assurance of my vote at all. The only absolute left for me is that I will never vote for a Democrat.

        Yep. Right now we have (U)niparty and (O)ther. I prefer the other, every time.

        The Uniparty has shown us what they have to offer, in spades, since GHWB.

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  6. 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! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning and thank you Nyet – the Baron of Breakfast! Good Morning Good Stellars!

      “Roses and violets from summer gardens, sun-drenched Sicilian lemons squeezed of their juice and mingled with juniper from the frozen north. Saffron threads and gold leaf from the Indies waited to be turned into something magical. And contained deep within all of this was a smile that flooded him with warmth, a pair of blue eyes, and the scent of chocolate…” ~ Laura Madeleine, The Confectioner’s Tale

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    • Thank you, Nyet! The bacon portion is perfect.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet 🙂 !

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      • Morning lovely! How are you today?

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        • lovely says:

          Dandy, Sand 🙂 .

          I’m out the door soon into the wonderful winter land, I think our city snow plow drover was filling up his hours, the street snow has been cleared but he’s been by a few times anyhow his plow scraping the road and causing sparks. Probably being paid $80.00 an hour. I waved to him and he smiled.

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          • Menagerie says:

            There was this hilarious internet story going around about 15 years ago called A Tennesean Moves to Minnesota. Everything was happy happy at first and he loved the snow. By the time February rolls around there was a line that said “wounded the snow plow driver.” I still remember that and laugh.

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          • My mother in law plowed snow at night every winter for years in Indiana. I don’t know how she did it! Not too many women who do that work, but I think it’s awesome she did. Glad to hear you have a very dedicated snow plower!!!! 😉

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            • lovely says:

              Here the snow plow drivers all look the same, slightly overweight bearded men, I swear it’s been the same snow plow driver since I was a child in Chicago!

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              • Hey, I’m a slightly underweight bearded man, and I clear our whole block.

                Then again, I do it with snowblowers and shovels.

                ‘Stead of sittin’ on my a** behind a steering wheel getting fat.

                😆

                Don’t even ask me about Union workers, and how Harley-Davidson had to beef up their motorcycle frames to handle the unbelievable bulk of their main customers.

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                • lovely says:

                  It’s like an army of clones who drive the plows here. I have never seen a slender driver, maybe they are all in the job through family ties.

                  Ask me what the city charges to mow the lawn of someone who is “non-compliant” with city ordinances.

                  Glad you asked 🙂 !

                  140.00 an hour. the fee is higher if anyone in the house threatens the mower because then all the residence in the house have to sit in as many back seats of cruisers as it takes to hold them.

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                  • stella says:

                    It’s $275 here. Ask me how I know. It’s a scam, and they say that if your grass is more than 3″ long, you are non-compliant. They did that to me late in October a few years ago while I was at work. They only did the backyard, using a gang mower, and it took them all of 10 minutes, according to my neighbor, who is the guy who cuts my grass when he cuts theirs. Did they fine my neighbors, whose grass adjoins mine in the front and is the same length? No.

                    Did I pay them? No. I wrote a letter and said I would not pay them, and why. The first year they added the fee to my taxes, and I didn’t pay it then either. They finally removed it from my tax bill and I never heard another word about it.

                    They really can’t legally do what they are doing. If they issued a ticket and I was given an opportunity for my day in court, that would be different, but that isn’t what they did. They levied a fine with no recourse on my part, which isn’t legal, and they know this. Isn’t that what due process is all about? As far as I am concerned, the people who pay their fines are being robbed.

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                  • lovely says:

                    I don’t know how it is done here as to payment. I was wondering how they get the bill paid. Most of the non-compliant folks are renters so the landlord would receive any bill attached to taxes.

                    And I don’t know what the complaint length is here, but if it was 3 inches the majority of us would be in trouble.

                    My neighbor got a noticed taped to his door for not shoveling his front walk once, I don’t know what the city would charge to shovel a walk but I’m sure it isn’t cheap.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    That would be a problem here. In the summer the grass grows so fast that they mow it and two days later you can’t see my little doggie’s legs when she walks through it.

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                  • stella says:

                    I checked the current ordinance, and it is 7″ for weeds and grass. I am sure it was not 7″ when I was fined.

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                  • lovely says:

                    PS Want to hear about the city of Chicago’s red light scam? If I didn’t drive down there so often I wouldn’t have paid my ticket but a Waukesha policeman advised that it would be a prudent thing to pay it.

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                  • stella says:

                    At least with a ticket (even if it’s a red light camera) you have the option to fight the ticket. A fine for long grass doesn’t give the homeowner any legal recourse at all.

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                  • lovely says:

                    True. But I’d have to drive to Chicago to fight it and likely get another ticket once I was there. As you know traffic there is a mess. There are unprotected left turns at 5 way intersections which means that one car can make a left and it is almost always after the light turns red as traffic is simply too heavy to turn during the green or yellow. Your larger point is true though, I could have fought it, and won, “When was the camera last calibrated your honor?”

                    Your honor “Bailiff is there a representative from CPD who can tell me when the camera was calibrated?

                    People look around, “No your honor.”

                    Judge “Case dismissed.”

                    I get to my car and start it, CPD taps on my window, “Mam’ can I se your license, insurance and registration,”

                    Me “Yes Sir, what is the problem?”

                    Officer “Mam, there is a seatbelt law in IL and you’re not buckled up.

                    Me 😐

                    Perhaps I am a bit jaded about Rahm’s Little Lebanon on the lake.

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                  • stella says:

                    I understand, really. Question: Why wouldn’t you be wearing your seat belt? That’s the first thing I do, even before I turn the key. (I used to date an insurance executive)

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                  • lovely says:

                    I always wear my seatbelt while driving, I don’t necessarily put it on before I start my car. I might be letting the car warm up a bit, or putting on the air with the windows down just to let out some heat, setting my playlist, texting some one to tell them that I can’t text anymore because I’l be driving, so all this is stuff I might do while I’m sitting in a parking spot before I start to drive.

                    My sister -in-law in CA got a ticket for starting her car without her seatbelt on.

                    I trust Chicago politicians and judges as much as I trust Sheriff Israel.

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        • lovely says:

          How’s it going by you Sand?

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    • Morning Nyet! Love those lemon scones! Thank you.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!!!! Thank you……

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    • litenmaus says:

      Thank you Nyet….those scones are callin’ my name.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, Nyet! I’d take that lovely platefull but the sausages are OUT. After reading the other day about sausage ingredients, I’ll never eat one again.

      At least you can see what bacon is made out of…I think…

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      • After I ranted at work (as I do sometimes) about the Gluten Free Zombies not knowing what contains gluten a few days ago, probably 20 minutes passed and a server came into the kitchen, because she HAD to, per customer request, to ask us if our bacon had any gluten in it.

        Our line cook, a wonderful, almost-illiterate black man that I love, stomped his feet and said “Bacon comes from PIGS!! Ain’t no wheat! Ain’t no flour! It comes from pigs!!” He had us in stitches, and even he almost fell down laughing. And I was right. Most people are idiots.

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        • Lucille says:

          Love it, Wooly! Please give your line cook my best regards!

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          • You’d love him, like we all do. Ain’t nobody can dance like him, laugh like him, or talk like him. He’s got quite a story, like we all do. He’s a wonderful Christian, but his past certainly wasn’t. He’s very animated when you can pry those stories out of him. With liquor. And my brother has some crazy stories. And he is my brother, I say.

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            • He says “Yourn” to describe something that is yours. It’s a South Chicago thing. I tried to figure this out linguistically, and I have. Mine? Yourn! It’s that simple.

              If we see a product in the walk-in labeled “Shrimp Lobster BIX” we know he meant bisque.

              If we see on the whiteboard, our daily special with “honey muster”, we know what he meant.

              He pronounces “Delmonico”, after all these years, “Della Marco”. It’s a running joke in our kitchen. Me and Chef pronounce it that way now, too, and for a long time.

              It’s a cool family. And if you heard our daily music playlist, you’d wanna work in there.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Looks good. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂

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  7. So far today, God, I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost
    my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or
    over-indulgent. I’m really glad about that.

    But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help.

    Thank you.

    In Jesus name. Amen

    — Oreally, commenter at AT

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    • Menagerie says:

      Oh Woolly, how true that is of my life. Thanks for the smile and the reminder!

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      • So true for me, too Menagerie. I think I’ve read that before, if memory serves, but I just saw it in a thread on American Thinker this morning about prayer.

        That place has been a daily read for me probably since it’s inception, and its comment section. An aptly-named site. I don’t jump in, ever. Like I wouldn’t interrupt Lewis, Tolken, and the Inklings. Just sit back and listen.

        I do that here a lot, too.

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  8. lovely says:

    The revolution in Iran continues.

    Inch by inch a people finds its voice.

    The run on banks continues.

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  9. lovely says:

    Wooly, don’t forget about your gift for photography, I hope you are still planning on getting a camera. This is taken with my Nikon, no special lens, just the one it came with. No special lighting, just zoom, focus snap and shoot.

    An orange segment.

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  10. food for thought from PJMedia…

    “This is my experience of the left and right as well. On the left: self-serious, self-righteous, angry-faced harridans who want to destroy you for disagreeing with them. They call you names, they shout you down, they riot if you try to speak, they try to get you fired or run you out of business. On the right, we laugh a lot and argue constantly.

    Brooks says progressives are winning because they have managed to silence dissenting opinion. In his speech at CPAC, Shapiro declared the right is winning precisely because: “The era of political correctness is over.”

    Suppression of opinion, or free discussion? Which way forward do you think Americans will ultimately choose?”

    https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/two-op-eds-draw-stark-portrait-left-vs-right/

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Don’t care whoy’are, Branco’s brilliant. Mornin’ all!

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  12. Lucille says:

    Heather….

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  13. litenmaus says:

    Morning all…Yesterday, I made my first venture into ‘the bank’ since my purchase and I thought I’d share.

    In the 1900’s these safety deposit boxes not only held the items of private individuals, but the labeling indicates that this particular unit is where the bank held the collateral titles, assay documents and other important documents before the state & its governing body existed. This particular ‘au currant’, ‘must have’, banking equipment, is a “mobile” unit… which is hilarious, because the estimated weight on this baby is about 500 lbs.

    However, in complete opposition to the bulk and weight of the storage unit, if one looks closely at the keys that remain intact, each one is about 1/4 of the thickness of a dime…wafer thin… and each is beautifully cut with design work….Amazing craftsmanship.

    Repurposed….It should make a glorious cabinet for storing studio supplies…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Oh, thank you for sharing. This is just the kind of thing I find interesting.

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    • czarina33 says:

      TY for the picture! At first look it appears too flimsy for safe storage of important stuff, but your notation of its weight changed that opinion. Mobile? Indeed!?!

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      • litenmaus says:

        :0) yw czarina…If you notice the handle to right…it has the design of an English tea cart….

        The whole “box module” sits on a cast iron base that sits atop cast iron wheels that weigh about 50 pounds each…this piece was literally “built to last”.

        I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it on Ikea’s shelves…..:0)

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    • That’s awesome, litenmaus.

      Me and Chef moved a post-office mail-sorter out of his basement that weighed as much, and it was just as cool. We hauled it to his daughter out in the sticks, who uses it for sorting glass-blowing supplies for her side business. If I could still use Pbucket, I would show you a picture. We found a date and a manufacturer in Ohio on the bottom of it. Late 1930s.

      (While hauling the thing out of the basement, I kept bumping my head on the staircase above me. Chef told me, “Turn your baseball cap backwards.” I did. I didn’t bump my head any more. I don’t wear baseball caps while working any more.)

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    • czarowniczy says:

      We had a penchant for old yellow oak office furniture. There was a whole yellow oak set of filing cabinets and a set of small card catalog drawers that dated back to the 30s, our military unit got it years ago and we found it in the attic. Property Disposal didn’t want it, they said to take it to the dump so I was going to dump it at my house. Went up about two weeks later to bring it down and – you guessed it – some eager beaver had beat me to it and took it to the dump. so much for planning…

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      • litenmaus says:

        Oh man czar, that’s enough to make a grown person cry…what a shame…

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      • Lucille says:

        You mean a government entity destroyed something valuable that could have been sold for profit? Unheard of!

        That’s disgraceful! I hope whoever threw it out got a severe tongue-lashing from at least one outraged soul.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          No, operant condition was clearing the attic. There used to be a private metal scrap yard that bought ‘used’ tools from the Air Force Base nearby. As it was a depot there was a lot of ‘used’ tools so they’d go to the property dosposal where the scrap yard would buy them by poundage – a whole dump truck full. The dump truck would come in, dump them in a pile and you’d getb to come in and for a vfee rummage through. I still have vperfectly good tools that the AF shop just didn’t want to inventory and clean, they just called ’em busted and threw ’em in barrels to be scrapped.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      “It should make a glorious cabinet for storing studio supplies…” My 1st thought exactly!

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    • Lucille says:

      Love that cabinet! It can be used for all kinds of things. I have reproductions of the old library card catalogue cabinets and I put my cds in them.

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    • lovely says:

      Very very cool litemaus!

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  14. litenmaus says:

    Obviously, if someone could kindly share sizing information with me so that my pictures aren’t huge…I, and I’m guessin’ Stella, would appreciate it…ty

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I don’t know what it looked like on yours, but the picture was the perfect size on mine.

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      • litenmaus says:

        on my screen it looks huge aus, but if it looks okay on your end I’ll stop hyperventilating…:0) thx aus.

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        • What’s your screen? Full HD, 1080?

          Because if you’re using a pre-HD monitor, it’s going to look huge, because there are only so many pixels per inch. On the other hand, if you had a 4k monitor, the pics would look really tiny. If you had a 8k monitor (a thing now, really), you’d need a jeweler’s loupe to see the picture.

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      • Same here. I think WP resizes pics to a max size.

        If you posted a 1080p HD pic here, WordPress will downsize it so it’s not the size of a monitor, in the thread. You can click it and get the HD size in another window, which I’ve done with several of Stella’s pics for my desktop wallpaper over the years.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Hi there! 🙂
      I put my pics in paint 1st to resize, then save. Stella had said no larger than 700 pixels keeps WordPress happy (my translation). I use 500-650 pixels in either direction usually. Your pic looks perfect!

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  15. G-d&Country says:

    Hi everyone 🙂
    I am so far behind in work, I was just going to sneak in and post my pic, but of course started talking to everyone!
    So for Scotland week I have the famous Scottish painter Joseph Farquharson (1846 –1935) He was a Scottish painter most famous for his snowy winter landscapes, often featuring sheep & often depicting dawn or dusk. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland & died at his beloved Finzean, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is known for outddor paintings, but I had to post his self portrait. Check out the moustache & sideburns! I will post more of his paintings this week.

    A fun bit of info about how he painted outdoors:
    The remarkable realism of Farquharson’s work can be attributed to his desire to work en plein air. This had to be carried out in a unique way which was adapted to the harsh Scottish climate. Farquharson had constructed a painting hut on wheels, complete with a stove & large glass window for observing the landscape. o achieve as realistic a result as possible when painting the sheep which frequently appear in his snowscapes, he used a flock of “imitation” sheep which could be placed as required in the landscape of his choice. Farquharson painted so many scenes of cattle & sheep in snow he was nicknamed ‘Frozen Mutton Farquharson’.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Farquharson

    Have to run! Sorry and a big smile and wave hello to all I missed! 🙂
    Have a great day!

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  16. http://visualmelt.com/Andy-Goldsworthy

    I had two coffee-table books of this guy’s art when I was in my 20s.

    Absolute photographic and engineering genius.

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    • He didn’t use photoshop. It didn’t exist. He picked leaves based on their color.

      And ice. And sticks. And river stones.

      And then made things out of them, and took wonderful photos.

      Everything he made was transient, like sand castles.

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  17. One more by Goldsworthy. The man was a genius. These leaves were selected and carefully cut.

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  18. The Monarch of The Glen

    Sir Edwin Landseer 1851

    Oil on canvas

    The deer in this painting has only 12 points which make him a “Royal Stag”, a “Monarch Stag” should have 16. Sir Landseer also sculpted the lions at the foot of Nelson’s Column at Trafalger Square. The painting was bought by Pear’s Soap Company in 1916 and then sold to John Dewar and Sons for commercial use for Glenfiddich Scotch. It was lent to The Scottish National Gallery, and in 2017 was valued at 8 million pounds. They told the gallery if they could raise 4 million pounds, it was their’s.

    I hope this comes out. I have a new ‘puter, and I’m still trying to figure out it’s intricacies!

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  19. That’s a beautiful photo of Edinburgh Castle, Stella. The place is YUGE and I’ve combed over most of it. There is a wee chapel built in the 11th century for the King’s Mother, Saint Margaret. Such a wonderful place. Her burial place is at Dunfermline, near to the tomb of King Robert the Bruce.

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  20. Lucille says:

    Arrggghhhh! What do you want to bet she gets off with the “battered wife” excuse…

    Florida: Jurors in trial of Orlando jihad mass murderer’s wife asked their views of Muslims and Islam
    March 5, 2018 4:04 PM By Robert Spencer

    “The president is part of the government and acts unfairly toward Muslims,” a male college student responded.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/03/florida-jurors-in-trial-of-orlando-jihad-mass-murderers-wife-asked-their-views-of-muslims-and-islam

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  21. 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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  22. michellc says:

    I am beat tonight along with wind blown and frozen.
    This was one of those days when farming almost kicked my butt. lol

    Liked by 3 people

    • lovely says:

      Well I’m pleased it was only almost 🙂 .

      Maybe you should get a companion goat to help soothe you after a hard day on the farm………….😎….nothing like finally making it indoors after a long day and sweeping up goat pellets wiping up urine and gutted butted when you go to sit down.

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      • michellc says:

        I love the baby goats, but after sitting with them all day, pulling babies, and playing goat rodeo, I’ve about had enough companionship for one day. lol

        Goats don’t always appreciate help even when they need it and holding a goat as strong as an ox by basically holding it’s head and half sitting on it to have the help of your legs to hold it while it’s bucking and trying to pull away uses a lot of muscles you don’t normally use. 🙂 Yes that was much of my job all day. I think my daughter got the easier of the two jobs by doing the pulling. She just got the messier end. lol

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        • czarina33 says:

          Blessings on you for being supportive of your animal friends, especially since they don’t understand.

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          • michellc says:

            There’s a first time Mom out there that ran my head into the stall, put a bruise on my leg and then rejected her baby that is skating on some really thin ice.
            She really better be glad that I just don’t like the taste of goat. lol
            She better hope I get over being mad at her or this will be her last year on this farm.

            I smashed my finger on the gate this morning, so I’m still not in a forgiving mood yet.

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      • michellc says:

        The wind today was crazy. I had a stocking hat on all day trying to block the wind out of my ears and I still have earaches tonight.

        Liked by 3 people

        • lovely says:

          Sorry Michelle earaches are no fun. I hope you get a good nights rest.

          Liked by 1 person

          • michellc says:

            I took some tylenol and benadryl as all the dust also had my sinuses flared up and slept like a baby.

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            • lovely says:

              Happy to hear it:). Stay warm today, hopefully it will not be as full of a day as yesterday but I know you don’t have a choice in what the animals needs for the day will be.

              I think we are talking about goats too much I had a dream I was staying in a cabin and a raccoon was peering out at me from the rafters, it came down but turned into a goat and then there were loads and loads of goats in the room 😜.

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              • michellc says:

                At least the wind is not supposed to be blowing today. I think the temp is supposed to be in the 50’s, but it will be a nice day so probably not a single one of them will have babies today.

                Your dream is probably telling you that you need a companion goat or maybe that you need to do goat yoga. 🙂

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                • lovely says:

                  So they’ll wait for the next cold blustery day, sounds about right.

                  Maybe I’ll just get my dog a goat costume? Do you think that will help ? Or is that just weird? What of my dog identifies as a goat? Now my brain is really racing with potential scenarios.

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                  • michellc says:

                    He might start asking for plastic surgery to turn him into a goat. 🙂

                    It’s supposed to be storming Saturday so they’ll probably choose then. We only have 7 to go now, hopefully they don’t all choose Saturday. There are 2 first timers to go.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Well I hope they choose a day with mild weather. It seems I took a little nap here 🙂 .

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                  • michellc says:

                    Our hope that the other doe would raise the baby that the first timer rejected didn’t work out. So that means a bottle baby. My grandson was helping and we went citified and bought some newborn diapers, cut out a hole for the tail so no poop or pee when she’s out of her cage, this has him dying laughing at a goat with a diaper.
                    He was laughing about her trying to find a booby on him and I told him if he laid down she’d probably jump on him. He thought that was hilarious and I told him he was doing some goat yoga. He said, “goat yoga, Nanny that sounds stupid and weird.” hahaha Nanny couldn’t agree more.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Smart boy there.

                    So cute a little goat in a diaper. Happy goat happy grandson happy grandma 🙂 !

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                  • michellc says:

                    Really happy, she’s going to a new home tomorrow. I’m not fond of bottle feeding. The main reason we always leave babies on Mom is because it’s better for the baby, but a close second is because I hate bottle feeding. It’s expensive and time consuming. Every 4 hours for a month you have to feed them. Then you can start spreading out the feedings, but you have to continue until they’re at least 2 months old, sometimes longer because they don’t have a mom to teach them how to browse for food.

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                  • lovely says:

                    That sounds like a lot of work. I’m glad she has a home to go to tomorrow.

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                  • michellc says:

                    I once didn’t hate it like I do now, but I guess I’m getting lazy in my old age. 🙂

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                  • lovely says:

                    Not lazy, just sometimes things become monotonous when we are doing them for what seems like the thousandth time.

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                  • michellc says:

                    We’re tied down enough, when you add bottle babies into the mix you can’t leave your house more than three hours tops.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Totally understand, my two dogs mean lots of extra planning if I do anything. I can’t imagine a whole farm full of animals.

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                  • stella says:

                    My brother had a dairy farm, which he loved. You can’t just go away anywhere for a long vacation, for example, without planning. Somebody has to be there to milk the cows, feed the cows etc.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Farming of any sort seems like so much work. I try to be grateful for the food that “magically” appears in grocery stores but I know I don’t appreciate all the hard work that goes into getting it there enough.

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                  • stella says:

                    I think you have to love what you are doing. My brother really loved his cows.

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                  • michellc says:

                    That’s another reason I’m looking forward to not raising pigs, out of all the livestock they are the ones that tie you down the most.

                    Water and a mud hole is crucial for them and it’s almost impossible to leave them enough water to last longer than 2 days without an automatic water system and that doesn’t solve the problem of keeping water in their wallow.

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                  • lovely says:

                    I’m sorry there will be an income loss but I’m pleased you’ll be freed up a little.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Really we’ll be getting out of the red. Pig’s feed cost this year was going to be more than we could sell piglets for. Last year was the first year we didn’t make a profit and we broke even.

                    It’s been years since I saw the pig market as low as it is now and it doesn’t seem to have hit bottom yet. The problem is the last time it was this bad feed cost a lot less.
                    I don’t know how any small guys like us will be able to last unless they can find a deal like one guy I know. He has a deal with local stores and restaurants where he gets all their fruit and veggies that are going bad, old bread and expired milk. Then he gets all the restaurants scraps. His pigs live on that.

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                  • stella says:

                    Keep that up and your dreams tonight will be really weird. Mine have been lately too!

                    Liked by 2 people

                  • lovely says:

                    I know. There were little goats all over the place.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                😯

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        • litenmaus says:

          It is a well know fact Michelle that farm critters never fail to pick the nastiest, windiest, coldest or most miserable days possible to drop their young….hope you get a chance to soak those tired muscles..:0)

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  23. michellc says:

    I knew it wouldn’t be long before someone sued.

    I read in a local newspaper the opinion of 5 different attorneys and they all said the same thing that WalMart and Dicks could choose to not sell firearms and ammunition, but if they choose to sell them then they must follow local, state and federal laws. That you can’t tell someone they can’t buy something based on age anymore than you can refuse based on color or sex.
    Of course we all know the law doesn’t matter, only what black robes say, but I doubt this will be the last lawsuit.
    If Dicks and WalMart are so concerned then why don’t they quit selling firearms?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/20-year-old-sues-dicks-walmart-over-new-gun-policies/ar-BBJUJKp?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    Well, I am embarrassed. I said the other day that I had checked and I was getting $300 more a month in my checking account. Not so. It is only……….wait for it…………$22. It seems I subtracted correctly…………….. the wrong numbers. 🙄 I never was any good at math.

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