General Discussion, Sunday, May 27, 2018


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  1. G-d&Country says:

    Hi Stella & Stellars I wanted to post these pictures, but there were too many, and the link mentions the footnall players who are completely inconsequential in comparison to our beloved vets who gave their last breathe for our country, so I guess just ignore the story’s 1st paragraph –

    Why We Stand :

    There are more pictures at

    May God grant them strength and peace, and may we as individuals and a country honor and support them.

    The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for fiscal year 2017 was 1,281,900 service members. The total population of the USA for 19-64 year olds is roughly 185,211,000.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Memorial Day Tribute 2018- Pearlside Church

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  3. G-d&Country says:

    Today’s state flower is The Indiana Peony

    Photo Courtesy: easytogrowbulbs com

    Indiana is one of a handful of states that adopted non-native flowers as its state flower. Indiana has had four official state flowers. The carnation (native to England) was adopted by the legislature in 1913. The second, the flower of the tulip tree (actually native to Indiana), was adopted in 1923. Third, the zinnia (from Mexico) was adopted in 1931. The tulip tree itself was adopted as the state tree in 1931. In 1995, the Indiana Academy of Science joined forces with the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society to launch the State Flower Project, an effort to select an Indiana native as the new official flower. A group of 55 experts and over 27,000 fourth-graders selected the same flower from a list of 13 native flora. The fire pink, with its tiny clusters of red starlike wildflowers, won over the judges. Despite attempts to propose the fire pink as the state flower, the measure never bloomed in the legislature.

    Peonies are native to China, not Indiana, & they are one of the oldest plants cultivated. In ancient times peonies were believed to relieve headaches and help with asthma. With the arrival of the Chinese peonies in North America during the 1830s the popularity of peonies began to grow. By the 1850s numerous American nurseries began offering new varieties of herbaceous peonies

    There are two types of Peony grown in home gardens: Garden Peony or Paeonia hybrids, and Tree Peony or Paeonia suffruticosa. Most are herbaceous perennial plants 1.6 – 5 feet tall, but some resemble trees 5 – 10 feet tall. The showy, fragrant flowers of the peony (Paeonia lactiflora) thrive in USDA Zones 3 to 8, and bloom profusely after a period of cold winter chill. Peonies do well in Indiana’s climate, producing flowers throughout the state. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers. and is extremely popular for decorating gravesites for Memorial Day. Peonies are known for their magnificent, showy flowers, colorful foliage and the ability to bloom year after year. In Indiana, descendants of some of the state’s earliest Peonies still grow today. The Peony is such a hardy plant that it will faithfully bloom for over 50 years if undisturbed. However, peonies can be very touchy when it comes to transplanting. Peonies are relatively easy to care for, thriving in sunny locations and tolerating a wide range of soil types. Two unsusual facts are: they are sensitive to their orientation to the sun, and ants are attracted to peonies because of the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds. The photo below gives an idea of the variety of colors and large flower size.

    Herbaceous peonies typically burst their blooms for a few short weeks from late May to early June before the stems droop from the weight of the mammoth flowers boasting exotic 3 to 6 inch heavily scented blossoms. The flowers occur in single and double forms. Support is often required for tall, double hybrids. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red, pink, and white blooms. No particular variety or color was designated by the General Assembly giving Hoosiers plenty of Peonies to choose. Peony foliage is bold and striking, even in the fall when it usually embraces the reddish colors of autumn.

    The painting below is by Deloros Lombardi. I liked the lightness of the petals, and the stem showing in the water through the clear vase.

    stevensandson com/blog/us-state-flowers/
    indystar com/story/news/history/retroindy/2017/05/21/dirt-indiana-state-flower/100576966/?from=new-cookie
    davesgarden com/guides/articles/view/3614/
    townandcountrymag com/leisure/arts-and-culture/news/g1236/12-peony-facts/
    proflowers com

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My favorite line……………..” I believe that instead of picking out negotiators from the Ivy League, we ought to scout out and hire the best oriental carpet and car salesmen.” Hm, it appears that is what we did, in a manner of speaking. πŸ™‚

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      • stella says:

        Clarice is a practical good egg. She has frequently said that her favorite political commentator is a lumberman from Washington State (I can’t remember his name, but he comments at instapundit).

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    • rheavolans says:

      I wish someone would write, extensively, about how much of Europe is subsidized by the United States. I get so sick of hearing people in America whine about all the things that are free in Europe that stupid backwards America won’t make free – It’s free in Europe because America keeps footing the bill for them!

      I would like to see no more aid, of any kind, to foreign countries, ever. Private donations are allowed, but no gov’t funds sent to anyone.

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  5. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    Well, I probably just did something stupid. It was pouring rain and I took my dog out front to pee. A duck has a nest in the inside corner of the wall near my door. There is a downspout there which had been poorly repaired and was spraying water out the seam right above the ducks. The poor mama duck was holding her wings out trying to protect the babies that were hatching, from the water, but the spray was hard and was hitting both walls hard and bouncing back under her wings on the babies. I know ducks are water birds, but it didn’t seem right that just hatched babies were having it poured on them.

    So, I went to Walmart and bought that stuff that you can put on downspouts while it is raining and I hope it is enough to help. It is supposed to rain more tonight. Once they are all hatched, she will take them down to the lake. While I was fixing the down spout, I noticed it looks like there were a lot of dead babies. Sad. But, there were also some live ones because I could see them moving.

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    • lovely says:

      That’s not stupid at all Aus. I hope the remains ducklings survive. I know the momma duck will be protecting them, someone with more knowledge than me might be able to give you some good advice. It seems to me if there is any possible way for you to get the dead babies out you should so they don’t decompose and bring all the problems that would go along with that to their siblings. (((Aus))))❀️


      • auscitizenmom says:

        I found a website where they sell duck eggs for raising. There was a lot of information on that site. So, I emailed them and asked some questions. I don’t know if the mama duck will leave the nest without the babies now. But, soon, maybe today, she will take them to water and abandon the nest. I plan to clean it out then.

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  7. 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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  8. Lucille says:

    Family of adopted daughter reveals what Trump told them

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  9. lovely says:

    I hope everyone had a beautiful day πŸ™‚ .

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