General Discussion, Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    This Ludicrous New Instrument Makes Music with 2,000 Marbles
    By CHRISTOPHER JOBSON – MARCH 2, 2016
    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/03/this-ludicrous-new-instrument-makes-music-with-2000-marbles/

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  2. Lucille says:


    Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, Illinois
    Sculpture: “Coalesce” – Artist: Kevin Casey – Media: Stainless Steel

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  3. Andrew Klavan knocks it out of the park, as usual. And he’s right.

    https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/your-culture-is-my-underpants/

    Sometimes I think “the Right” is so right all the time that the Left is going to have to rename us “the Left”. Like they always do. Give us a headline about a violent event, with no specifics. Then let us click on it. Yep, we were right. It was the ethnicity or culture we assumed it would be. Every time, we’re always right. Give us a headline about a beautiful, wonderful event, with no specifics. Yep, we were right in our assumptions. It was “those people”.

    Also, so surprising about the AG of NY. Not.

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    • stella says:

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      • czarina33 says:

        Ok, I get that we are angry about the way he treated those women (and I served for a decade on the board of the battered women’s program & shelter, so I DO know). And I read the article which basically stated he was a mean drunk. And I know Republicans are delighted a foe has been removed from their tormentors. And sure enough in a few days or weeks similar accusations will be made against an Republican. But isn’t there a statute of limitations somewhere? I recall a young man who tried to aggressively kiss me back in high school, in 1967, so if I could remember his name, and he were someone worth mentioning in the press these days, should I “out” him, hoping there are others he did this to, showing a pattern, even 50 years ago?
        The pendulum has swung from winking or sighing & letting them get away with it, to the far other side damning to hell everyone who is accused. I sincerely hope we get back to a middle, where every accusation isn’t tried in the media & the person ruined for life.
        I know change happens this way, pendulum swings to the far reaches before eventually settling to a middle ground, and we learn & evolve. And with each great outrage to some long-time festering problem there follows upset & eventually synthesis. Or as Andy Warhol predicted, 15 minutes of fame, then society moves on bored or no longer outraged. Perhaps improved.

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        • michellc says:

          I read that some of them were within the statue of limitations timeline.

          Some of these women and their friends are idiots though, not wanting to report it or wanting it reported because he was a democrat doing such good things for their side.

          I also am weary of the me too movement. I was sitting at the race trailer this weekend watching all the track you know whats, every track has them, this one just had a few more than most. Not that I condone their behavior or the way they dress, but in some ways it still screams no matter how much the left tries to blur the lines between men and women, women will still dress for attention and men will still give them the attention they desire.

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          • Menagerie says:

            There will always be people who will sink to the lowest level of humanity. The problem with people, especially celebrities and the media nowadays is that they have the belief that only happens with crack addicts in trailer parks. Time and again that has been disproven.

            All the Kennedy clan, all the Clinton clan, nearly everybody that has driven through Hollywood, let alone resides there, and the politicians, media, athletes, and dog catchers are prime examples. Oh crap. I left out priests, rabbis, preachers, and teachers. Doctors, lawyers, and dammit, I bet we could find an Indian chief to trot out too.

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            • michellc says:

              I certainly don’t condone assaulting women, but a lot of this me too stuff has not been assault. It’s stupid to me when it gets to the point if a man looks at a woman or compliments a woman it’s somehow sexist.

              The game has been played since the beginning of time, it’s nature, women/girls want men to look at them and men want to look at women and of course more.

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        • I agree with you, Czarina, but in this particular case, this guy is connected to some truly evil stuff and people. They got him for abuse, but it’s actually minor compared to what he’s really connected to and it leads to Cuomo and the Clintons and many others in politics.

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        • stella says:

          The one girl he met at the 2016 convention, so it wasn’t long ago at all. I don’t know about the others. The latest one is the one with “brown skin”, who he tried to choke and asked her to call him “Master”.

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      • John Denney says:

        This cracked me up.

        https://mobile.twitter.com/realmyiq2xu2/status/993709160213577728

        Since the law apparently can’t stop some men from abusing women we need to establish a way to protect women. We should require all men of honor and integrity to defend women, even total strangers. This code won’t even allow men to speak rudely in the presence of women so that the entire nation becomes a “safe space” for the weaker sex. We can call this code, “chivalry.”

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  4. 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 )
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    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)
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    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  5. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, May 8th:
    · Meeting with Republican Members of Senate
    · Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Homeland Security
    · Remarks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
    · Remarks at the Federal Judges Association reception

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  6. czarina33 says:

    The ^^^ instrument is so beautiful, what is it? I love the smiling octopus!!!

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  7. stella says:

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    • czarina33 says:

      Facts, hmmm. Wasn’t that what we were supposed to get from the news, so we could make our own decisions? Oh, wait…

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, Stella. It’s one of those strange things when we’ve never seen someone in person that we visualize them with certain characteristics. I always see you as a Greta-type…well-spoken, conservative dresser, and blondish (but with a short, curly haircut unlike Greta’s–and prettier, of course…not to slam Greta). LOL!

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      • stella says:

        Well, I’m old and fat now, but I was a looker in my prime! I was close to 5’9″ tall (Greta is little). My natural hair color is medium brown, but I have had it blonde/blondish red or highlighted at times. I used henna for quite a while, until I had too much gray! Green eyes, and pale skin. Here’s a pic of me on my wedding day, with my dad.

        It’s not a very good photo, and dad was definitely not happy!

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        • czarina33 says:

          Ok, so you don’t look anything like we pictured! Of course, probably none of us does!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          What a pretty girl, with a very sweet face. My dad was not happy, either.

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        • Lucille says:

          Looks like an engaging personality is yours as well. Your face is fairly much along the lines of my mental picture, but I wasn’t thinking of you as tall or green eyed (blue was my choice). Adjustments are duly being made.
          ————-

          Charted at #1 in 1919. From the “Ziegfeld Follies of 1919”. A timeless song, written by Irving Berlin. Another version of this song by Sam Ash charted at #7. John was a tenor with a great voice. He had many hits between 1919 and 1924. Irving said that he wrote this song with John Steel in mind. Years after his popularity faded, Steel became a singing instructor. The original production number featuring this song in the Ziegfeld Follies incorporated Steel and five beautiful ladies in a format much used in later revues for decades afterwards. Recorded on June 30, 1919.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          You haven’t changed one bit……. still and always a Hotty……….

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  8. czarina33 says:

    As Monty Python would have said, “And now for something completely different…”
    From the New Orleans Times newspaper, July 4, 1875, a jambalaya recipe from a hunting party:
    “A half gallon of washed rice was put into the largest camp kettle, and with sufficient water set to boiling, after a while, slices of fat pickled pork were put in at intervals, half fried pieces of bear meat, venison and ham were dropped in and well stirred; then a loggerhead turtle, and by and by three owls, two wild ducks, a half dozen squirrels and five or six small catfish with broken biscuit were put in, with an abundance of garlic onions, red and black pepper, salt and leaves of sweet bay, for a high seasoning. A piece of alligator tail had been subscribed by one of the party, but was indignantly rejected.”
    This was cooked overnight & served the next morning and according to the report, greatly enjoyed.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’ll just have a piece of toast, I think. 🙄

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    • Growing up on the gulf coast and having my share of Cajun food, I think I will just stick to the basics. Chicken and Andouille sausage for me. But I might have some boudin and cornbread on the side!!!! And of course some beignets for dessert! 😉

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    • And I want this recipe 👆🏻😉😉😉

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      • czarowniczy says:

        http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/justin-wilsons-gumbo-461033

        I can remember watching him when I was small – imagine my pleasure when we got to attend his later recording sessions at WYES in New Orleans. He was a character, more than a few of the cajun Cajuns disliked him because they thought hec was a caricature of them but…who cares? He was as frienfly and gracious in person as he was on stage.

        Unless you’re familiar with making roux I’d suggest a cast iron pot – don’t know why a kitchen wouldn’t have one anyway – as it heats more evenly and keeps more of the roux in the pot. When you make the roux brown/cook the vegetables in the roux (watch out for splashing and keep your insurance cards handy). You can make a roux for beef stew too and do the beef cubes and veggies in it – just be careful adding it to the hot broth when their cooked.

        When we first got to NOLA I worked with a bunch of soldiers in their late 50s, WWII vets just waiting to hit 60 for full retirement. More than a few were full or part Cajun and talked like Wilson to one degree or another. One, Ashton Carmouche (RIP) was Cajun/Indian. He used to go out on morning PT with me and point out the various song birds along the way and explain how his grandfather tought him to hunt and cook them. Purely old French, my older Larousse Gastronomique has recipies for song birds, part of old Cajun culture almost gone now.

        You can find used Wilson cookbooks on Amazon, they’re a hoot and taste good too. For an insight on what older NOLAns ateat home look for Frank Davis cookbooks.

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        • joshua says:

          comme ca va, how ya’ll are?

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        • I’ve always loved him. I wish I could make a roux, but I’m pretty sure I’d burn it. I have a cousin that does it perfectly. I appreciate the suggestions, though. As a kid we got our seafood fresh off the boat, gumbo, and jambalaya from here:

          http://theschoonerrestaurant.com/main/category/menu/

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Takes practice, that’s all. I’d sduggest starting with peanut oil – higher flash point – and not using self-rising flour, just pure flour.
            I’d also get a flat-bottomed pot whisk: http://www.chefsresource.com/kuhn-rikon-10-inch-silicone-rainbow-whisk-stainless-handle.html
            This is a suggestion, acooking store by you may have what I have, a pure stainless one. It’s invaluable for getting the roux outta the edges and from sticking to the bottom. I guard mine like I do my kids, they’re hard to find and a great tool in the kitchen overall.
            I’d use a good range hood, roux kicks up some pollution, and keep baking soda/fire extinguisher close by juuuuust in case. Don”t be too enthusiastic stirring it as when roux heats up it becomes a sixth state of matter and sails thru the air randomly – it burns like hell.
            If it splashes on you immediately wash it off with cold water and put ice on to stop the cooking process. I’d also suggest NOT looking over/into the pot while stirring.
            You can practice making roux and freeze the good results for future (not too far out) use. Heat frozen roux in the microwave slowly until hot-hot-hot and and to hot soup/stew or liquid gravy base (does great gravy). ALWAYS ADD HOT ROUX TO HOT WHATEVER, never add hot liquids to hot roux. That soup boils at ~212 degrees while that roux’s up around 400 degrees.
            Add some roux, stir and give it a minute to set bup before you add more – it’s a heck of a lot earier to add than remove and too much roux can turn stew into mortar.
            You can do a light, blond roux for things like a chicken-based soup/gravy or dark, dark for a heavy red meat gumbo. Just don’t burn it because, like garlic, theres no way to save it.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            BTW, Czarina reminds me that you can make a roux without oil by broiling the raw flour under a broiler. That also takes stirring but I caution you, the flour dust kicked up can be a major problem as when it gets dispersed into the oven it becomes very flammable and could create a huge cloud of flaming flour. I bring mine outside of the broiler to stir/turn over and wait for the dust to settle before putting it back in.
            This creates a unique nutty flaviored roux base without the oily overtones.

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        • I can remember eating blackbirds that my older cousins shot in the cornfield at my Great Aunt’s farmhouse in MS. She fried them in bacon grease, and you only got about 2 good bites off of each one! She cooked up about 50 of the little things for dinner. I think I was about 5 yo, but I remember that they tasted really good, and she told me that they were little turkeys!
          The crazy things you remember from childhood!

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      • Menagerie says:

        My husband and I loved his show. The only cooking show my husband has ever watched. Actually, he stumbled onto it changing stations, was instantly caught, and turned me on to it.

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    • I’d have huffed, and asked for the alligator tail, please. It’s not complete without.

      LOL.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Tastes good, like chicken. Well, like old, tough chicken that’s been swimming in the swamp. Personally, I’d have accepted the alligator and skipped the fish.

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  9. joshua says:

    and after all that food….a rollicking good laugh is needed…..

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  10. litenmaus says:

    A couple of weeks ago I came across an advertisement for a Ford Dealership dated 1914 ….The picture prominently displays the bank building surrounded by motor vehicles and the header proclaims – “Sign of Prosperity”.

    That prosperous dealership, as it stands 100+ years later.

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  11. stella says:

    NBC News
    @NBCNews
    Rudy Giuliani confirms to NBC News that special counsel Robert Mueller rejected a Trump-team offer for the president to answer written questions in lieu of a sit-down interview. Giuliani says this happened about 10 days ago during his first meeting with Mueller.

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    • Lucille says:

      No written questions and an in-person meeting with no attorney present is likely the only thing Mueller would agree to. Hopefully, the President will tell the old buzzard to, well, buzz off.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Bill Nye meets Deliverance?

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  13. joshua says:

    while waiting for Trump announcement

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  14. Lucille says:

    How far back in time could you go and still understand English?

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  15. A great interview of Moira Greyland, daughter of famed SF author Marion Zimmer Bradley.

    Her book, The Last Closet is enlightening, as well as sickening.

    All this #metoo crap involving adult women, and sometimes men? It’s covering up for far, far worse. Mark my words. #pizza.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/interview-daughter-of-famed-sci-fi-author-explains-mothers-gay-pedophile-wo

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  16. Lucille says:

    I refuse to read/view anything like the Moira Greyland interview. My subconscious doesn’t need that filth clogging it up.

    It’s time for some lovely scenes…

    Kafalonia, Ionian Sea, Greece

    Bougainvillea at the doorway, Greece

    Cyclades, Greece

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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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