General Discussion, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:


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  2. Lucille says:

    The always interesting Thomas Wictor, whoever he might be….
    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) Today in the Middle East.…(2) β€œ’For the past 40 years, the Palestinian leadership has missed opportunities….

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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)
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    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

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


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  4. Lucille says:

    The first time I saw New York City doesn’t really count. My family was driving through to visit relatives in Nova Scotia. The second time in 1965 I went there for my birthday trip…stayed at an old hotel called the Barbizon Plaza in a room around the size of a large closet and the price was $12 per night! LOL!

    Just now I checked the hotel out online and discovered the following: “In 1988, the hotel was acquired by Donald Trump who converted it into a 340-unit condominium known as the Trump Parc. Trump also purchased the adjacent smaller building at 100 Central Park South (on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue) that is now known as Trump Parc East.”

    New York was wonderful. The Twin towers were in the future, but I did get to see the Empire State Building and went to the top to look out over the city. I walked all over the place and rode the buses but not the subway, took a visitor’s tour to the Flatiron Building, saw Rockefeller Plaza, Grand Central Station (see, and went on a tour upstate to West Point.

    I was a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan in those days and the team was in town to play the Mets. Being bold, I called the hotel where they were staying and talked to some of the guys–yeah, the operators used to put callers right through. That was fun! Players were very accessible then and would sign autographs for no fee and were happy to talk to fans in person or on the phone. What a difference from today!

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  5. Menagerie says:

    Here is a short video that will just make you feel good.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Yes, a feel good video. But, don’t try to eat while you watch. It is hard to swallow and see through the tears. πŸ˜€

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    • Lucille says:

      Beautiful, Menagerie!

      God is in the business of healing…the healing of our souls is primary and the greatest gift possible is the gift of belief in Him. One day when Jacob enters Heaven’s gates, he will be all new as will everyone else walking those streets of gold. Praise His Holy Name!

      Revelation 21:3-5 (New International Version): And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, β€œLook! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. β€˜He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, β€œI am making everything new!” Then he said, β€œWrite this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

      Footnotes: [a] Revelation 21:4 / Isaiah 25:8

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      • Lucille says:

        BTW, this is the Verse of the Day at

        Hebrews 11:6 (New International Version): And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. michellc says:

    I hate when they use kids. Teachers should be ashamed, but they won’t be. The liberal Tulsa World should be ashamed for printing it, but they won’t be.

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    • joshua says:

      uh….Jesse Cardenas did not get the message when he was sneaked into the US that taxpayers have to PAY for that stuff…not his parents, who don’t speak or read any English so they are not ABLE to homeschool him anyway, and he gets free breakfast and lunch at school which he would not have at home anyway…and by the way….soccer players are not going to make much of a long term living simply being entertainment that few folks care about in the USA.

      Jesse….you can always go HOME and see what kind of broken crayons you even get there.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, and HOW many kids are boo-hoo-hooing over a vacay while their teachers are off prancing around the state capital building. And hey, Jesse, you’re right – pro athletes need an indepth education to make lots of money, just ask Mike Tyson.

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      • michellc says:

        When parents were complaining about having to take time off work or some losing their jobs, teachers had no sympathy for them. They kept telling them then they wanted free daycare not free education.

        The media though doesn’t much like sharing that side of the story.


        • czarowniczy says:

          It’s all about them, teachers have this idea that modern civilization rests upon their shoulders. I’ve come to like getting nose-to-nose vwith them, using the system threy built against them.
          Maybe I need a hobby.


          • michellc says:

            When they first started talking about striking I was pretty angry, especially when a bunch of pansy Republicans were so scared of them that they raised my taxes.
            After awhile though it became fun playing with them. A large percentage of them are dumb as rocks.
            Now I have fun playing with those who filed as candidates. They do not know how to exist in a climate where everyone is not in agreement with them. It is hilarious.

            One particular teacher running in my district as a Republican has been the most fun. I started off with easy questions for her; how long have you been a registered Republican, who did you vote for in the last 5 Presidential elections, will you follow the GOP platform, how will you be different than our current representative, do you believe all state departments should be audited.

            She answered she had always been a registered Republican, she believes in her votes should be secret, she will have to study the GOP platform, she will have to study our Rep’s voting history, she will have to educate herself on the issues.

            She seemed shocked that I could actually find out she had been a registered Democrat until this year and that she had not voted in the last 5 Presidential elections. She also did not like me asking her why we should trust someone who has already lied and one who can’t even do her duty as a civilian and know how her representatives vote.

            Then I asked her if she knew she would be taking a pay cut if she won her election.

            Then I started asking more detailed questions and she blocked me. lol

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Gotta take those shots to unmask ’em when you can. Politicians lie, obfuscate and misdirect like no other animal in nature – too bad we don’t have a spay and neuter program for them.
              Fight the good fight and go get ’em.


  8. litenmaus says:

    So y’all know that I set a goal to reignite my torches and resume my sculpture work, and I just have to share my excitement for today. Today all the old electrical wire will be pulled from the building. For me, this is like the cherry on the top of the sundae, because I will be in possession of copper wire that was smelted and pulled during three different eras. I’m swooning with the thought of working with this stuff.

    Oh and yeah, it also means that I will finally have the ability to run a small dorm refrigerator and a microwave…..yep, it looks to be another beautiful day.. :0)

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  9. stella says:

    If you missed it last night, Conservative Tree House gets a huge shout out by Lou Dobbs last night. It is just after the 10:00 minute mark in this video, at the beginning of the interview of Gregg Jarrett:

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  10. stella says:

    Politico hates that conservatives have a politico

    Having taken over and co-opted just about every newspaper in America (only 20 endorsed Trump while 243 endorsed Hillary) the little Marxists are upset to learn that small sites are popping up to fill the need for real news from a sane point of view. Americans want to read news from people who don’t call killing babies “reproductive rights” and who know there are two genders. It’s not that we are hostile to new ideas, it is that we discard the ones that don’t work.

    Politico has given birth to babies in state capitals. It wants to abort the conservative ones.

    Of course.

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  11. stella says:

    NYT Celebrates Marx’s Birthday With Op-Ed: ‘Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!’

    Here’s the link to the NYT Op-Ed:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Problem with trying to argue politics or economics with Marxists is there are no definitions of terms except for theirs and those definitions are subject to change as situations dictate.
      I had a choice to be an academic or member of the military in the fight against international Communism. I found the military method of dealing with Communists to be far more satisfying and final than just palavering. May be necessary to dust off that option again.

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  12. Lucille says:

    The creature that wouldn’t die…

    A new Clinton wave is coming this spring

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    88 degrees, looooow humidity, steady breeze. Breaking concrete with sledge hammer and doing garden work with the dog’s/cat’s help. Came in looking for salt pills….(shocked expression)…and there were none though there was a medicinal bag of Lay’s potato chips – dog’s and I are self-medicating. Cats are just sleeping.

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  14. Lucille says:

    My heavens, did you see that plantation overseer Snoop Dog put out a hit on Kanye? Ordered gang members around the country to get him! Kanye has upped his security.


  15. Lucille says:

    Excellent series of tweets…Thread by @ThomasWictor: Soldiers react to verbal attack inside store
    (1) “Y’all don’t got no rights. Y’all ain’t nothin’ but killers.”


  16. michellc says:

    My daughter and I have volunteered to help get signatures, all I can tell teachers is they best not snap at us because we snap back. lol
    For the idiot who says he’ll leave and not come back, I say don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

    Yep, I have not one ounce of sympathy left for teachers.

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  17. 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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  18. Lucille says:

    EXCELLENT! Re the NYT pathetic article on supposed questions from Mueller to Trump…

    Thread by @_VachelLindsay_: “1. Laughable. IMO, these questions were invented by @NYT ‘reporters’. Reporters who have zero idea about a basic rule attorneys use when int […]” #MAGA


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