General Discussion, Thursday, May 31, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    In case you missed these items at CTH…the first one is a rebuttal to Trey Gowdy and his bizarre recent interviews…the second is a VERY needed humorous bit by Joe Dan….

    Yes, the FBI Was Investigating the Trump Campaign When It Spied
    By Andrew C. McCarthy – May 30, 2018 9:55 PM

    Trolling Jim Acosta: The Documentary

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  2. Lucille says:

    U.S. Military Motivation 2018
    “Join our ranks” / U.S Armed Forces

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  3. Lucille says:

    Out on the Ranch (with Dr. Lee)
    The proprietor, Dr. Lee Carriker, is a semi-retired veterinarian. He reports from his ranch in south Texas about daily happenings, sometimes puts in some clips of his rock band playing at local venues…or of his children and grandchildren, or his Uncle Floyd who will be 104 in July. This is a fun and sweet vid. Enjoy!

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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 )
    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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  5. lovely says:

    Good morning folks, have a beautiful day, πŸ™‚ !

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Czar, what the heck? Did you unload all your rain on me? I feel like we have our share and yours too.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. auscitizenmom says:

    An update on the baby ducks. They’re gone. GONE!! I checked them before I went to bed last night about midnight and they were all huddled up together so tight you could have put them in a coffee mug, I think. When I got up this morning, they were gone. I hope their mother came and got them. I think if it had been a predator some would be left or feathers or baby duck parts scattered here. I was a concerned about them last night because it cooled off after all the rain…………all the way down to 75* I think. πŸ™„ But, I had read that they need their mother to keep them warm. Hopefully they are with their mother now.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Local news was showing the fire department from a local town pulling a basket full of what looked like wood duck ducklings out of a storm drain and reuniting them with mama. They taste good and they’re not too bright – a bad combination.

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    • litenmaus says:

      My heart was breaking over the poor little guys aus, so I am gonna hang onto the theory that mama returned and all is well. And hopefully you guys are drying out from the rain?

      Liked by 1 person

      • auscitizenmom says:

        As much as I am enjoying the rain……………I am glad it is a pretty day today. There are a lot of pretty white clouds but still a lot of humidity. It is so high, I felt like I had just stepped out of the shower when I took a walk this morning. I really do think she came and got the babies, because I can’t imagine all of them disappearing at once in another scenario.

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        • litenmaus says:

          I like happy endings and as long as there were no feathers or other signs of a predator, I think the chances are pretty high that mama returned.

          We’re having a cold and rainy this morning as well and I hope it keeps raining because the forecast yesterday was calling for hail and as long as it keeps raining the hail won’t fall.

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    • Poor little things. (((Aus))) big hugs! I’m so glad they had you looking out for them.


  9. ForGodandCountry says:


    Can you please help me to understand why you, Sundance, Ad Rem, etc. tolerate all the incessant Jeff Sessions bashing/negativity on the other open board?? It’s really getting out of hand and I don’t know why it is allowed. I see it as unhelpful, entirely negative, subjective hate-mongering. Something needs to be done. For real.

    Thanks for your time.

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    • stella says:

      I don’t really actively read the comment sections any longer, and I can’t answer your question, since it isn’t my decision.

      If you see something particularly egregious, send an email to the CTH (Last Refuge) account at and put the words “MODERATION REQUEST” or something like that in the subject line. Ad Rem or someone else will pick it up (even me), if it is a particular problem or a particularly problematic individual.

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    • facebkwallflower says:

      Well, a BIG chunk of DJT supporters have major issues with Sessions. I suspect, from my own small world, that the Session naysayers are the majority. (Yeah not a very scientific consensus.)

      It is importnt that we do not faction off Trump supporters into a bunch of in-fighting, divisive groups. We must continue open dialgue and listening to be prepared to fight on the same team. The Session conflict wouldn’t be so tiresome if both sides would just quit commenting correctively, which are attempts at silencing.

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  10. Mornin Everyone!
    Today’s state flower is Washington – Coast Rhododendron

    Below is a Rhodo growing naturally in the forest

    In 1892 women in Washington State organized a statewide election to select the state flower. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to the coast rhododendron & the clover. Then the campaigning began in earnest. The statewide voting was only open to women. The rhododendron with its β€œwild profusion, great beauty and its evergreen leaf, which goes with the Evergreen State” was denigrated as an import from California. Rhododendron supporters attacked the clover as β€œcattle forage”. Voters flocked to cast their ballots for the official state flower. In the end, the coast rhododendron won by capturing 53% of the ballots cast. The Washington Senate took action and approved the rhododendron as the official state flower on February 10, 1893. But that is only one half of the Washington Legislature. On February 10, 1949, the rhododendron (Rhododendron Californicum) was approved by both houses as the official flower of Washington. In 1959 the law was amended to specify Rhododendron macropyllum as the specific variety of rhododendron intended to represent Washington State.

    Archibald Menzies found R. macrophyllum growing along with Arbutus menziesii in May 1792 when he and George Vancouver made their second landfall after leaving Hawaii, near present-day Port Discovery, Washington. Seed was sent to England in 1850 by William Lobb. The Coast Rhododendron enjoys protection from being picked in the wild where it grows naturally along forest edges and in clearings created by tree falls and fires. The northern limit of its range is somewhat north of the border between Canada and the United States in British Columbia. It is found as far south as Monterey Bay in California It is widely distributed in the Coast Mountains and Cascade Range. It is less abundant in the coastal mountains of Washington and northern Oregon and more common south of the Siuslaw River. It is mostly coastal in distribution but extends its range eastward to locations in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

    Washington’s state flower is typically 6-8 feet tall at maturity, however it can reach heights of 20-30 feet. The flower’s dark green leaves are oblong-shaped and extend between 3 to 6 inches long and 1-3 inches wide. In springtime, the flower issues forth a colorful array of large, tubular blossoms. The flowers form in clusters of 10-20 flowers ranging in color from pink to rosy purple, & occasionally white & spotted yellow with no fragrance. Despite its natural beauty, rhododendron leaves and flowers contain toxic substances. Humans or wildlife should never ingest any part of the plant. (My own experience with Rhodos is that they transplant and can be propagated quite easily.)

    Sources: netstate dot com, wikipedia, & proflowers dot com

    Below watercolor painting by Sharon Freeman

    I will take a few days off from the state flower series, and finish posting them next week.

    PLEASE NOTE – At Stella’s suggestion, I changed my name from G-d&Country to TheOriginalG-d&Country to reduce any mix-up with our new poster ForGodandCountry.

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  11. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    2m2 minutes ago

    Very good meetings with North Korea.

    Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | May 31, 2018 at 09:17 AM

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    Something else about the baby ducks. I had put some bird seed down next to the nest for the mother. LOL Now there is a clump of green sprouts growing there. I am not sure what all the babies eat, maybe the bird seed, worms and bugs. I know there were a lot of flies around the nest and they sure were going after them.

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  13. Lucille says:

    I love this sweet young man…so talented….

    “Nightmare in 104” – W/ Tonewood Amp
    Jamie Dupuis, musician and composer

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  14. Lucille says:

    Thread by @LarrySchweikart: “1) Ok, people were clamoring for this; so some voter registration updates….

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  15. Lucille says:

    Sgt. Maj. Kasal
    Passing Down the Sword of Office

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  16. rheavolans says:

    Saw today that a liberal called First Lady Melania a word that even the website I was reading refused to print in full.

    No word yet on whether or not this liberal will get the same treatment Roseanne got. And what this liberal said was infinitely worse than what Roseanne said.

    I’m not holding my breath. Liberals are so two-faced it’s not funny.

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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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