General Discussion, Sunday, June 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – Korean War Veterans Color Guards march on the ground of the Korean War Veterans Memorial during a ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial July 27, 2004 in Washington, DC. Korean War Veterans Armistice Committee hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Korean War and the 9th anniversary of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

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102 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, June 3, 2018

  1. I want to visit D.C. again someday. My little black, and black-run school (with a long-term, hefty Nuke Plant Grant) took every single Sophomore class to D.C., every year. It was fun for us, but didn’t teach us a dang thing, because we didn’t know anything about any of it, because we were never taught anything about any of it. We were falling asleep, in the daytime, literally, against the columns at the Lincoln Memorial, not giving a hoot. We were up all night in D.C. hotels partying with our tenth-grade classmates, having learned nottada**thing, since the whole NEA experiment started when we were all in kindergarten.

    That’s what public schools did to us. That and integration. That kind of put the kibosh on progress.

    My great grandparents lived in that township, with its beautiful dunes and lakeshore. You should see it now. It’s a little, tiny Government town, in the middle of the country, with no future. Used to be thriving and growing, back in the day of my GGF.

    And they come to our town, every year, on the 4th of July. All of the whole of this town. And they make absolute mayhem, on purpose. Planned.

    It’s like I grew up in Mordor, but escaped.

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    • I remember on that trip, kids in my class, as we piled off the buses, saying, “That Washington Monument sho do be lookin’ like a KKK hood.”

      …man. It’s all true. My story and theirs.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Lucky you weren’t on the Larry Flynt tour of DC.
        Wow, there’s a flashback…’President’ Larry Flynt’. He could have brought all of the party favors to the DC Rat galas. Imagine his conduct of foreign affairs…

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    • Menagerie says:

      When I was in the seventh grade my legendary teacher and a few other teachers from our school took us to DC, those who were able to pay for the trip, not all. IIRC, I think it was around a couple hundred dollars then (would have been 1970 or 71, I think).

      We had been taught all about the government of course, and we had an itenerary. For weeks before the trip we studied the places we would go, starting with Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. The liberty bell was in Washington and we saw that too, as well as all the Memorials, the FBI, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Mount Vernon, and to my teacher, the most important of all, the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier.

      She brought in a table and her own dishes and silverware. Each of us was required to come sit at the little table up front while she instructed us in how to properly use the untensils. We were already a very well behaved class, she tolerated nothing less than perfection in behavior, but she was very explicit on how we were to conduct ourselves.

      Every year she made the trip, and every year she kept a tally of the number of compliments her class recieved. We were told we had better top last year, and we did. We were to refer politely at all times to our bus driver and tour guide as “Mr. Smith”, we were to address all adults as Mr. or Mrs or Miss, we would not be noisy and loud, we would eat properly as she had taught us, no one would be out of our rooms at night. Anyone violating those rules, after she beat the stuffing out of them, would be sent home on a bus at our parent’s expense, and she would have done that.

      Most of all, she told us how we would be utterly silent at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, how we woul honor them and the soldiers who stand guard, and that she had seen people, even adults, try to make those soldiers lose count or mess up. To do so for us would mean quick and very violent retribution, but more important to us, shame on all of us, intolerable.

      After all these years, that trip stands out in my mind. Yes, we learned a lot in Washington DC, but due to Mrs. Elizabeth Sorrels, long passed now, we learned more before we left about how to conduct ourselves in an honorable and pleasant way. She was the best teacher in the world. I was honored to have been her student.

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      • What a blessing to have such an amazing teacher. There may be some of that caliber now, but not many. You were very fortunate to have had her.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Oops on itinerary.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        What a wonderful teacher. You probably profited from her teaching in ways you can’t even imagine. πŸ˜€

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      • czarina33 says:

        I remember some good teachers, but no one who went to those lengths. In 6th grade Miss Bowman was a grandmotherly type who drove a Nash Rambler, read from novels to us after lunch every day, & had gone to the University of Havana when Fidel was fomenting revolution in the 1950’s. A drunk driver killed her one Saturday night 6 weeks before the end of the school year. In my senior year, Mr. Randolph taught English & Drama. He was a tall black man with a limp from WWII, probably in his late 50’s, who replaced a woman who kept the Drama Club an exclusive little group. He put on plays with lots of actors, brought in the chorus classes, art department, band & orchestra, home-economics to sew costumes, etc., & trades classes (our school had carpentry, auto mechanics, & shop) to build sets. We travelled to other schools to see their plays & participate in competitions. He acted in plays at the Coconut Grove Playhouse & invited us to participate in “real theater” there, volunteering as ushers, backstage workers, etc.
        My sister taught English, ran the yearbook, & spent a good portion of every summer writing new lesson plans for the coming year because she didn’t like to e
        I’m sure there are still some really good teachers out there, ones who don’t just put in their required hours

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  2. Here we go. Another brick in the Charles M. Shulz.

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    • The Wall starts at 09:30. The beginning is trippy. I never saw any of that. I had all the Shulz books, too. This guy uses Peanuts to “parody” songs. Good legal terminology right there. Absolute genius.

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  3. If you know the album, and Shulz, you’ll love this.

    Just gotta change the speed of the video with the gear menu in the bottom-right.

    To 50% speed. They did that to get past the AI.

    This is absolute genius editing.

    It should be played on TV, in full. Only stuff on the internet will save TV.

    Remember how BIG TV was in the 80s? They’re still operating on the same model they were in the 50s, then. They’re all retarded.

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  4. Reblogged this on My Life on the Chicago # 36 Bus and commented:
    I am reblogging this because many have forgotten the sacrifices here. It was harsh and horrible and those that fought it should be honored.

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  5. Menagerie says:

    Here’s breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning, including the homemade blueberry syrup. Y’all stop in, coffee’s hot.

    https://www.recipegirl.com/overnight-blueberry-french-toast/

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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    • Good morning, Nyet! Thank you for breakfast. Have a wonderful day!

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    • czarina33 says:

      Found two banana nut muffins in the fridge, warmed them with butter & made a tall glass of iced coffee. This after Lucky Dog woke me at 5:45 by irritating Daisy until she barked at him, so I went out to the garden & tucked the tomatoes into their cages before it started to get hot. Now it’s 81* with 76% humidity.

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      • Menagerie says:

        We went to Mass last night so we could sleep in. My husband woke me at 6:15 grinding coffe beans. I might add, we normally get up at 7 for church.

        I do not totally look forward to his retirement. Maybe we should get a duplex.

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      • joshua says:

        dear wife overbought bananas at Sam’s…so had a pile of overripe ones…about 12 so I made four loaves of Banana Nut Bread yesterday….so much batter that the food processor wouldn’t even handle it…but, the bread turned out great….gave a loaf to next door neighbor who are terrific folks…both work, he a doctor, she runs his office, all kids gone, so no one cooks much there…but raised out kids together and did Halloween in the neighborhood for years long long ago.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I sure would like to have the sour cream doughnut. It looks so good today. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚ !

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, Nyet! The temptations are tremendous…but I’ll just take the bowl of fruit and a digestive biscuit.

      THANKS!

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  8. czarina33 says:

    Oops, forgot to mention Czar’s birthday. I know ya’ll will want to wish him well.

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  9. stella says:

    Morning all! Today is my older grandson’s high school graduation. Beautiful day in the 70’s and the sun is shining. Big milestone for the family, and he’s off to college this September.

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  10. stella says:

    Happy birthday czar! A little cake for you!

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  11. litenmaus says:

    Wishing you a very enjoyable birthday Czar,

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  12. I work in restaurants, so this pinches a nerve:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/portland_bakery_fires_two_employees_for_refusing_service_to_a_black_customer_after_closing_time.html

    Best comment in the thread: http://disq.us/p/1sz17ke

    They might as well have a sign: “White people hours – 4pm to 9pm; All others – 24 hour service

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  13. Lucille says:

    Two items off limits…

    Cadbury’s

    Fry’s Cocoa

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  14. litenmaus says:

    Just another day of rolling with the punches.

    My lumber for my renovation was supposed to be delivered on the 24th of May and unfortunately, it was not. It seems that the supplier that provides the lumber to Home Depot has stopped taking calls from Home Depot and all contact has been severed. It looks like I may have been caught up in the NAFTA pi$$ing match. Oy!!!!!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      😦

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    • lovely says:

      Sorry litenmaus, that does not sound like fun.

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      • litenmaus says:

        I have gotten used to the contractor coming to me and starting his sentences with “uhmmm..yeah, we can fix it, but……” so I’m just considering the lumber issue to be another detour that I have to navigate around. It’s all good. :0)

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        • Lucille says:

          Reclaimed lumber, perhaps?

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          • litenmaus says:

            :0) Good option Lucille. I had discovered that the bank interior was originally all ship lap, so in keeping with the intent of the building, that’s what I had on order..

            If Home Depot doesn’t call tomorrow to tell me the order has been filled and is in transit, then I think that I’m going to opt for raw tongue & groove lumber which is on hand at one of our local lumber yards.

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            • Lucille says:

              Is local just about the same price as Home Depot?

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              • litenmaus says:

                Unfortunately no Lucille. The price of the shiplap at the local lumber yard was over twice the price that was offered by Home Depot. I’m believe in supporting local business and I recognize that I’m usually going to pay more, but with the size of the lumber order, twice the price was too extreme for my renovation budget to absorb.

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    • Lucille says:

      That’s sort of a “cut-off-your nose” attitude…a “we’ll show them; we’ll cut their supply” type of thing. If they think China will be happy to do business without the advantage being all on their side, Canadian lumber needs to think again.

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      • litenmaus says:

        β€œcut-off-your nose” attitude…Yeah, I had that same thought Thursday when Home Depot told me that the supplier wouldn’t return their phone calls or answer their emails.

        Like

        • Lucille says:

          It just may go under the heading “failure to strategically plan” for those suppliers…and Trudy’s government.

          If you read the Canadian press, man!!, they are buying the leftie drivel and fake news memes of CNN, the EU, and the globalists + HateTrumpers. I have family in Canada and have been trying to keep them informed as to what is REALLY happening. What Canadian citizens are seeing and reading, however, is definitely making the people mad, though. Trump hate is on the rise big-time.

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    • joshua says:

      home depot in Dallas is getting regular lumber delivery, both treated and untreated.
      I know this because my young son does night freight and brings the stuff in and puts it in the lumber bunkers.

      someone is pulling your pinky, me thinks.

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      • litenmaus says:

        Yeah, I agree.,,I figured that Home Depot could pull from their Texas outlets, but as of today, I’m told they are sorry, they cannot help me…,.

        So, I’ve moved on…I’ve ordered tongue and groove lumber from the local lumber yard and the full delivery should be here on Friday.

        Now I just have to fight with Home Depot to deliver the steel siding that I ordered and that they haven’t delivered,..(yeah, I think there’s a problem with this specific Home Depot)

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  15. 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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