General Discussion, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Bongs on Wheels?

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    The yearly hurricane panic-mongering season traditionally starts in early April when Dr Gray and his crew release the season’s forecast. The weatherguessers immediately start ramping up the fear factor, usually discussing the upcoming season as pictures of hurricane death and disaster play in the bavckground.
    This year they’ve got a treat – there’s a low in the Caribbean meandering north. It’s a low, not a hurricane, but even as we’re told it’s NOT a hurricane they’rev reminding us that it COULD develop into a monster cyclone that could destroy all life on the Gulf Coast as far inland as their Nielsen rates extend. Pictures of hurricane death and destruction play in the background.
    Now we have to go thru the weekend with these folks telling us the worst case rainfall figures – ominous blobs ugly colors play over the areas where viewers are expected to start filing two-by-two – are going to ‘possibly’ inundate us. Point here is that in the event we do get that rain we’ll be told “See, I told ya”, while if we don’t everyone will be grateful and forget the predictions.
    It’s that time of the year where you watch the weather while you have a drink, it’s the best way to not let these folks get to you. It’s as if they compete for viewer share by seeing just how close to calling the end of the world as they can without doing so. December can’t come soon enough.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) So how skilled are our allies the Saudis? The Saudis use the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport. It carries cargo and troops.

    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) In the past three days, multiple reports have come out on unidentified ground troops blasting the hell out of Iranian and Hezbollah

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  4. Lucille says:

    55 Vintage Photos of Life in Florida in the 1950s

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  5. Kanye West tweeted this yesterday. Fascinating four-hour documentary on one man who shaped our consumerist culture. Kanye is like Trump. He’s a wrench thrown in their gears.

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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! 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  7. G-d&Country says:

    Morning all! πŸ™‚
    Love the little fire engine toy.
    So NH is too far to move to NYET? We need more like-minded people here, especially those interested in voter fraud.

    Today’s state flower is Montana – Bitterroot

    A perennial, the bitterroot has an exquisite pink blossom which grows close to the ground & its delicate shadings offer the eye one of the loveliest of wildflowers. In 1894 Montana’s Floral Emblem Association chose the Bitteroot as Montana’s state flower, & in 1895 the Legislature sanctioned the choice. Before long the delicate petals of the bitterroot graced stationery, posters, silverware, and even special sets of double damask Irish linen. The name is derived from the leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, (Lewisia rediviva). In 1805, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark β€œdiscovered” the plant in the western Montana valley that now bears its name.

    Bitterroot has a strong Indian heritage. Montana’s Indians used bitterroot as an important part of their diet. Tribes timed their spring migrations with the blooming of the bitterroot on the gravel river bars & hillsides. Dug, cleaned, & dried, the root provided a lightweight, nutritious supplement to a wild-game diet. At major trading centers, the root was an item of barter & exchange. A sackful commanded a substantial price SUCH AS A HORSE. One ounce of dried root provided sufficient nourishment for a meal, but the plant was seldom eaten raw, for its bitter taste & resultant swelling caused great discomfort. Indian women boiled the root then mixed it with meat or berries. Pulverized & seasoned with deer fat & moss, the cooked root could be molded into patties & carried on hunting expeditions or war parties. Sources:

    I had never seen this beautiful but tough little plant before. Many photos showed it growing out of what looked like just rock! Apparently it was also the 1st take out burger according to the above description. Since the root is so important I merged 2 botanical prints to show all aspects of the plant.

    Enjoy, and have a great day! Time for me to get some work done.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    This thread.

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  9. Another great documentary, BBC, called Bitter Lake.

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  10. Gil says:

    If you are casually following our CA guv race this is a pro Cox blog, who POTUS endorsed. He runs a lot of non mainstream info on Travis Allen, whom a lot of people still want to vote for. The blogger is a GOP insider, so it worth reading.

    “The amount of mental gymnastics that is required to stay on the Travis Allen train is astounding.

    Travis Allen has had 11 Traffic Convictions in 8 years. According to things I have seen but don’t have copies of the total may be as high as 19 tickets when you add the 5-7 more he has gotten in the last 6 years. Even 11 traffic tickets is 3 lifetimes for most people.

    His corporation was suspended because he did not pay his bill, no big deal they say.

    He had two tax liens because he did not pay his bills (One for a two year old income tax bill and the other on his boat).

    He has two verified sexual harassment claims (and is rumored to have several more)

    He donated to Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Barbara Boxer and others…”

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  11. G-d&Country says:

    Some interesting articles:

    People Call On White House To Pardon Oregon Ranchers Steve & Dwight Hammond
    Posted on May 22, 2018 by Tim Brown

    Pro-Trump activist Josh Cornett, tweeted, β€œSources are confirming that former President Barack Obama has called Jay-Z several times over the past month pleading with Jay-Z to discourage fellow Hip Hop artists from meeting with President Trump.”

    Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns Young people of America are now expecting to witness gun violence in their schools. It doesn’t have to be that way. By Dave Holmes May 18, 2018

    I find this one just stunning. Many people have NO IDEA what the terms of their google phone says! :
    Shepard Ambellas: Twitter just said I was a bot then forced a data scrape of my iPhone
    Posted by Lexi Morgan Shepard Ambellas furious after tweeting out crucial Las Vegas Shooting information which seemingly prompted Twitter limit his account, and allow Google to force-scrape data from his smartphone.


    • rheavolans says:

      Dave Holmes is an idiot of the highest order. “A traumatized yet sensible child.” Riiiight. I’m trying to remember the last place I heard that a child’s brain isn’t fully developed until they are 20+ and so we can’t hold them responsible for anything they do prior to that age. (Was is college? Or the MSM?) Unless the aforementioned children start crying about gun violence, then they’re the voice of reason.

      Someone send help, I think I might be lost in the Twilight Zone.


      • G-d&Country says:

        Why is a 16 year old child listened to about gun control, but a 25 year old is a child on their parents insurance, but a 13 year old is a “woman” able to get an abortion without parental approval – but then is the non-approving parents insurance forced to pay for the abortion???? The Twilight Zone is right! And what is even sadder is that many young people today have no ability to reason and use logic to see the problem here!

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  12. Gil says:

    Kiddo has a picky and a bit of a sophisticated palate even with peanut butter! His favorite is “white chocolate” and its pretty good.
    The company sent me a recipe foir Japanese pancakes. I thought what is what? Sounds yummy though!

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  14. Lucille says:

    Boston police captain’s son converts to Islam, amasses guns for jihad massacre on college campus
    May 22, 2018 1:25 PM by Robert Spencer

    “Here yet again we see a convert to Islam getting the idea that his new religion requires him to commit mass murder of people who do not accept that religion. Despite the fact that we see this again and again, authorities remain resolutely uninterested in the phenomenon of conversion to Islam.”

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  15. Gil says:

    Funny, but sad. That poor kid. Best comment “obviously someone at publix did not graduate summa cum laude.”

    “A Publix grocery store in South Carolina censored the word β€œcum” in β€œsumma cum laude” on a student’s graduation cake.

    A Publix grocery store in the Charleston, South Carolina, area has come under fire this week for their decision to censor a graduation cake for 18-year-oldΒ Jacob Koscinski. The student, who had recently completed a home-school program with a 4.89 grade-point average, was disappointed to see that his cake was censored by the grocery store.

    His mother, Cara, asked the store to write: β€œCongrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.”  Instead, the cake they received read:Β β€œCongrats Jacob! Summa β€” Laude class of 2018.β€Β β€œSumma cum laude,” of course, means β€œwith the highest distinction” in Latin, a term commonly used to honor top graduates.”

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  16. 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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