General Discussion, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Amazing! Doesn’t federal law require that workers in the U.S. have a valid “green card” or to be citizens? I hope Procter and Gamble takes it to the Supreme Court.

    “Court Rules Illegal Aliens Can Sue over ‘Discriminatory Employment Policy’ Requiring Green Cards”
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/04/court-rules-illegal-aliens-can-sue-discriminatory-employment-policy-requiring-green-cards/

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    • Gil says:

      If judges could be civilly liable for their decisions they wouldnt legislate from the bench.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Laws…LAWS…? We dun neeeeed no steeeeenkin’ laws.

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    • michellc says:

      We need to be able to remove judges from the bench who don’t follow the law.

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    • John Denney says:

      I’m thinking the Bill of Rights applies to all, not just U.S. citizens, since it is a recognition of God given Rights, not a grant of certain rights by the government. As the Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these Rights are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness . . .”

      That said, there are other rights that apply only to citizens, like the right to vote, and other rights that apply only to individuals, like the right to walk into your house and help yourself to whatever’s in the refrigerator.

      That said, the judge appears to be aiding and abetting violators of immigration laws, who some call foreign invaders.

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  2. Gil says:

    I took a picture at the zoo when I was 14 in a similar pose to these giraffes. Very loving animals.

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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’ rheavolans! (aka “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!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  4. lovely says:

    Knucklehead Sean Hannity gets some sound legal advice and issues a statement “Hannity, 56, said on Monday that he had never paid for Cohen’s services or been represented by him, but had sought confidential legal advice from him.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Lovely, too kind calling Hannity a Knucklehead. Just keep your mouth shut and who from the FBI is leaking……

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Hannity – here’s some free legal advice: NEVER TRUST LAWYERS! One group of them spends its time writing laws and the other group spends its time slithering around them – they exist solely to keep each other in paid country club dues. I spent a lot of time watching them in court, one of the best diet ideas ever: sit in court, watch the attorneys and lose your appetite.

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      • joshua says:

        free legal advice is worth no more than what you paid for it.
        right next to a car salesman’s advice about what car you should purchase.
        and an insurance salesman’s suggestions about preparing for your future needs.

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        • Menagerie says:

          But you know why all those attorneys and salesman make so much money. Because a huge percentage of people would rather be told what to do, trusting blindly, than to think and research for themselves.

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          • joshua says:

            funny….they never believed their parents when they tried to teach them something, but as adults they believe ANYONE that will make a decision for them.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Happy tax day kids!

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Wee πŸ™‚ .

      I think we should throw all of the politicians in the harbor.

      Liked by 4 people

    • stella says:

      Mornin’ WeeWeed!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Menagerie says:

      Dear Wee, did you get notices that I kept pounding the like button? πŸ˜€

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      • WeeWeed says:

        πŸ˜€ Mornin’ Menage! Is yer niece hangin’ in there?

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        • Menagerie says:

          Morning Wee. So far so good! She’s so close, I’m praying every minute those two babies wait just two more days, at least.

          I hated every single minute of pregnancy. I can’t imagine how she feels. Her sister told me it has been two months since she has been able to sleep much at all. Both babies are expected to be around seven pounds. That’s just really excellent, to carry twins so long and have them be able to get that size.

          They will, it looks like, and we pray, have an excellent start in life. Mom is going to have lots of recovery to do. Meals are lined up for two weeks already, and I’ll fix things after that. Fortunately, she has lots of family and friends to kick in and help.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Ms. WeeWeed!!!!!!!!!! BRC reminds me of the principles of Attack; Swift, Silent, and Deadly………..

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’ Wee!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Perqatory: the exective coffee room

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      • Menagerie says:

        Wow. See, you think you are informed and then see something like this that not only puts it in perspective, but lets you realize you didn’t know as much as you thought you did.

        I default to my years old mantra. If the government, be it local, state, or fed, can’t be successful with the amount of money they already have, it’s like giving your investment income to a drunk sailor to give them more and expect any different results.

        They never need more money, they never need to raise taxes. They need to learn to manage money and spend for results. They need to learn to hold government employees accountable for results, not just fire some mid level donkey every few years for show. None of which is ever going to happen with any government anywhere in any country.

        Once upon a time there was a very smail and elite group of twelve people. One of them was responsible for the money, and for more money, he betrayed their leader and his brethren. It doesn’t work on a larger scale either, seems to me.

        There are rich people who are generous and good and charitible. But most people, when put in charge of spending other people’s money, have no principles at all. I wish they all came to the same end as Judas. Metaphoricially speaking.

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        • michellc says:

          I wish I could remember where I found it, but while doing all my research on Oklahoma Schools, I read a lot!
          It showed not only the growth of schools in management, but staff over the past 30 years along with other state departments and governor’s office and mansion and capitol.

          It touched on a few federal departments, but mainly was just federal government in general.
          A large portion of our taxes pay for government salaries and benefits. Even excluding the military, LE, Justice system, fire and ambulance, the government is the largest employer in the country and our state.
          Seeing the graph of the explosion of government positions over 30 years was an eye opener for me.
          Most departments hire more people and spend more money because if they don’t the next year they get a smaller budget.

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      • And the wealthiest counties in the nation surround the District of Columbia.

        And we pay for their mansions and private jets, and huge parties. All of it.

        It’s sick. what we must put up with, isn’t it?

        We pay for the all Tahoes and Escalades driven by the large women with 15 little Paychecks and no husband, too. And for their every need — before, during, and after their every big fight in Chuck E Cheese and IHOP. We pay to rebuild their cities after they burn them down each time their dindoo kid got killed for pointing a “sandwich” at a cop or a legally armed citizen.

        We pay for every Somali living in MN, and for all four of his wives, and their kids.

        We pay the three-letter agency workers to pretend to be Bureaus of Investigation and Agencies of Intelligence, while they live like unaccountable despots, free as a bird, guilty as sin. Then we get denied health insurance and food assistance, because we make a whopping $12,000 a year, but don’t have any kids out of wedlock.

        It’s difficult to not be cynical. We paid Iran pallets of $100 bills. We did. We pay professors to teach that being white and male is bad. Professors who make more in a year than I’ll likely make in my whole life.

        Yesterday I read an article that SEVEN kids, in an elementary school, all cut their wrists, with the blade in pencil sharpeners. Who wants to bet against me they were all white kids?

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  6. stella says:

    Jonah Goldberg is a real jerk. This morning on Twitter, this was his comment:

    My reply:

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  7. stella says:

    This is what I meant yesterday about Hannity’s reasoning for his public statement:

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  8. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, April 17th:
    Β· 1:1 bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan
    Β· Restricted bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan
    Β· Dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan and Mrs. Abe

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  9. This from Bruce Dietrich Price AT today. I wish I’d been exposed to Ayn Rand at a much earlier age.

    Alas, I went to K-12 at very “progressive” public schools.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/k12_how_our_schools_make_monsters.html

    http://www.stephenhicks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/RandAyn-The-Comprachicos.pdf

    Thee Comprachicos were — and our schools and media are — no better than the fictional Dr. Moreau.

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    • Gil says:

      Her direct supervisor was there too. They both have to go. Awful.

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      • michellc says:

        It has been my experience code enforcers think they’re gods and make up their own rules. They’re always rude like her as well. I just can’t believe she actually told a man who took three bullets that he’s never done anything for this country.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      SMH

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    • Lucille says:

      Obviously the female is a leftie with the corresponding ill temper, power complex, mental problems and lack of empathy of today’s Left.

      Yesterday I had to take a taxi to the dentist and my driver turned out to be a sweetheart of a young guy–an Army veteran of the Iraq War, though without a Purple Heart like the vet in the vid. His father and grandfather are vets, too.

      So happened he was the driver who picked me up, too, for my return trip home and we talked some more. Turns out he’s trying to use his wait and off times productively by learning Russian so he can communicate better with a lot of his customers. The Pacific Northwest has many immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

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    • lovely says:

      The best thing she could do for this country is get the heck out of it.

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  10. stella says:

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  11. Lucille says:

    The 2018 White House Spring Garden Tours

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      I wish that were longer. Thanks, Lucille.

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      • Lucille says:

        Me, too. So pretty.

        I don’t know if previous Presidents put out vids like this or on so many other subjects. But then I wasn’t paying anywhere near as much attention daily to their goings-on as I do with President and First Lady Trump and his Administration.

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  12. Lucille says:

    This fun and likely very accurate read is from Stealth Jeff…
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/986018279608213506.html

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  13. Music. I went and got cracked by a back-cracker last week. She’s amazing at what she does, and should have retried 10 years ago, but won’t. i was hesitant about chiroprachty, until her.

    One of the questions, in the initial questionairre, was “Hobbies.”

    Music. I didn’t even mention photography and cats.

    I’d rather be blind than deaf, if given the choice.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  15. stella says:

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  16. Musics. They good. Bach was a Christian. You can tell by the beauty. And the Spirit.

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  17. michellc says:

    Politics usually just tick me off, but this made me laugh. This man is one of those who ran as a conservative, played up being a Marine and family man who would bring those values to OKC. He wasn’t in my district, but I heard some of his radio ads and saw some of his videos about how a Christian man is to be faithful to his wife. Then he got elected, voted like a liberal and started cheating on his wife and quit coming home to her and their two children. Is now living with his mistress in OKC and is getting reimbursed by the government while living in an apartment there.
    Him and his wife are now in a bitter divorce, but that didn’t keep him from running again.

    http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/2018/04/candidate-contests-state-rep-mcdugles.html

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    • John Denney says:

      And then I get critics on Facebook pointing up the hypocrisy of Republicans, Christians, and their “family values”.

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      • michellc says:

        Liberals are alive and well in the Republican party.

        I often make fellow Republicans mad, but Republicans far too often do not do their research on candidates. They also are guilty of voting for the same old thing again and again when they know they vote like a liberal.

        As for Christians, nobody but God knows whether a person is a Christian or posing as a Christian. Most areas of this state you aren’t going to get elected as dog catcher if you don’t claim to be a Christian. I’m not going to say whether this particular man is a Christian, because only God knows that. I will say though any man who makes videos of being faithful to your wife while he’s having an affair is a hypocrite.

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  18. lovely says:

    Stella your picture of the elephants is charming. This is a picture in my home taken by my friend Keith Ward, he sells his work in galleries. While it was hanging in a gallery a woman who worked at the zoo came and and recognized the specific elephant, I believe the elephants name is Alice. Anyhow cool photo!

    In the actual photo you can clearly see Alice’s eyelashes. A very serene photo.

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