General Discussion, Thursday, April 19, 2018

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  1. lovely says:

    Our gang from a few years back ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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  2. lovely says:

    Two overlooked fellas in my opinion.

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  3. michellc says:

    They can’t seem to find me to poll me now that I don’t have a landline. They can however still call our business phone. I’m up late catching up and checked the messages on the business line. I guess automated calls can’t tell the difference between a recording and a person. Since a choice wasn’t selected, I wonder if they’ll just choose for me?

    This was probably the strangest poll I’ve ever had. Our U.S. Congressman has 3 Republicans running against him, 4 democrats, a Libertarian and an Independent.

    Here was the automated poll:
    If the election was held today for U.S. Representative would you vote for Markwayne Mullin? Push 1 for yes, 2 for other.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:


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      • michellc says:

        I won’t be voting for him again, I voted for him the first time and then he became one of them. He also promised he would only serve 3 terms, which he has served, but now he wants a 4th term.
        He tries the old bait and switch and starts voting more Conservative closer to election time.
        Hopefully people in my district are paying attention and hopefully they remind him of his 3 term promise.


  4. Lucille says:

    The first thing…after the real thing….

    …that crosses my mind when the word “swan” comes up is Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”….

    Dance of the Little Swans

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  5. Lucille says:

    Young swan cygnets travel with their mother on Lake Eola , Orlando, FL

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  6. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Thursday, April 19th:
    ยท Travel to Key West, FL
    ยท Briefing with Joint Interagency Task Force-South, NORTHCOM, and SOUTHCOM
    ยท Visits Joint Interagency Taskforce-South
    ยท Travel to Palm Beach, FL

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  7. stella says:

    With current events crowding the calendar this week, I missed commemorating the Battle of Culloden, the final defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie on Culloden Moor, near Inverness, Scotland. In honor of the gallant men who fell there, and the beginning of the end of the ancient Highland culture.

    Many a Highland chieftain fought,
    Many a gallant man did fall.
    Death itself were dearly bought,
    All for Scotlandโ€™s King and law.
    –โ€œWill Ye No Come Back Againโ€

    April 16, 1746

    The battle, which lasted only 40 minutes, resulted in bitter defeat for the heavily outnumbered Jacobites. Some 1,000 of the Young Pretenderโ€™s army of 5,000 weak and starving Highlanders were killed by the 9,000 Redcoats, who lost only 50 men. The devastating slaughter of the Jacobites was the result of the opening British cannonade and subsequent tactics of the Redcoats during the attack of the Highlanders, when each British soldier, instead of attacking the Highlander directly in front of him, bayoneted the exposed side of the man to his right. The Highlanders finally broke and fled, and some 1,000 more were killed in subsequent weeks of hounding by British troops. Hunted by troops and spies, Prince Charles wandered over Scotland for five months before escaping to France and final exile. The Battle of Culloden marked the end of any serious attempt by the Jacobites to restore the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.

    The dead are buried there on Culloden Moor, in mass graves.

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  9. stella says:

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  10. stella says:

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  11. lovely says:

    Have a terrific day folks ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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  12. lovely says:

    One of my favorite Nick Cave songs and videos.

    He has a song Under 15 feet of snow which made me think of him.

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  14. Sharon says:

    What’s not to love about swans, old trucks, and dogs ‘n cats, flowers and art samples, our own memories and Juan Browne’s news….the variety of good things that show up in these threads.

    Good stuff.

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  15. I just finished reading “Mailboxes and Old Barns”. It really is a lovely book. It brought me to tears in a couple of spots, but I loved it. Sharon, your family is a really lovely bunch. Thank you for letting me have a read!

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  16. Menagerie says:

    The comment on this guy said he has some glide in his stride and some dip in his hip. He definitely prances for the ladies! I predict he’s gonna be a daddy soon!

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  17. rheavolans says:

    I’m trying to post this through my phone so I hope the link works.

    Yes, it is a CNN article, about a US woman who claims she was duped by her husband into going to the Middle East so that he could join ISIS.

    What do you think about it?


    • auscitizenmom says:

      I read it all. My first inclination is to feel sorry for her. But, then, my now more educated mind says, “no”. We don’t know if she is lying or what she might be lying about. I do know that this is a common story of a man treating a woman like a queen until he goes “back home” to a muslim country and then turns into a monster. I would be fine as long as she stayed away from anything muslim and did not allow her children to be brought up muslim. But, there is no way to do that.

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      • rheavolans says:

        I didn’t feel sorry for her. It reminds me of those stories of the young women from Europe who rushed to become the brides of ISIS fighters…and then wanted to walk that decision back right away when it turned out that Prez Trump’s red lines don’t move just because terrorists kept crossing them.

        Did she never see the movie “Not Without My Daughter”? Or read a Koran? I don’t buy the line that her husband came down with Sudden Jihad Syndrome and she was none the wiser, especially when you consider that she apparently told no one about her alleged “new start” in Morocco. If you’re moving to a new country, and it’s all above-board, wouldn’t you tell your friends and family? But the anonymous friend says she didn’t tell anyone. File that under “things that make you go ‘hmmmmm.'”

        And to be honest, I don’t know what CNN was trying to do, but they weren’t helping: “They dream of returning home, yet the FBI agents who visit them in custody to talk, have yet to bring charges or plane tickets home.” – Is this the part where I’m supposed to feel bad? Because if it is, I have to go out and come back in again; I missed my cue.

        I don’t know. This whole things seems off.

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  18. joshua says:

    Thinking in real estate and location terms.
    The highest and best use for the entire Middle east looks like this.

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  19. joshua says:

    when David Hogg grows up and encounters a swan….his reaction….

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  20. Lucille says:

    Oksana Baiul (UKR) – 1994 Lillehammer, Figure Skating, Exhibition Performances

    “Le Cygne” or “The Swan”, is the 13th and penultimate movement of THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by Camille Saint-Saรซns.

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  21. Lucille says:

    Grace Kelly

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  22. stella says:

    Amazing story. They are making a movie about this.

    The holiday village run by spies

    The only thing was, unbeknown to the guests or the authorities, the Red Sea diving resort was entirely fake.

    It was a front, set up and run for more than four years in the early 1980s by operatives from the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency.

    They used it as a cover for an extraordinary humanitarian mission – to rescue thousands of beleaguered Ethiopian Jews stranded in refugee camps in Sudan and evacuate them to Israel. Sudan was an enemy Arab country, and it had to be done without anyone finding out, either there or at home.

    “It was a state secret, nobody talked about it,” says Gad Shimron, one of the agents who served at the village. “Even my family didn’t know.”

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  23. stella says:

    I first saw this video at FB. One woman who said that she lives in Estes Park claims that she has had to yell at tourists who put their children on the back of an elk for a photo op. Crazy people think the elk are tame! Another woman said that she has been asked where they keep the elk at night.

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    • stella says:

      I have been in Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park when this happens. We stayed in our car, and stopped and waited while the elk crossed the road. These things are HUGE!

      This reminds me of the crazy tourists who were killed by the bison in Yellowstone.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Estes Park I see where I went several years ago when. Visited Colorado.

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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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