General Discussion, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Seems to be something genetic – sent new grandson a John Deere onsie and he’s going wild over it. 6 months old and he shows definate redneck tendencies.

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  2. lovely says:

    Rarely have human beings lived in such remarkable times.

    Time to sink or swim humanity.

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    • Very remarkable. I always loathed Rodman for his outrageous behavior, but as the old saying goes… you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Maybe people of all kinds are waking up to the fact that it’s going to take all of us to save America, and she is worthy of our efforts.

      We the people, all kinds of people, must unite against one kind of danger when it comes down to it. What really threatens our country is not economic problems, international opposition, terrorist threats, immigration, education, inflation, wars, nuclear threats, gangs, or drugs.

      We are threatened by a deeply rooted political class and the powers who have paid them to entrench themselves. We are at war with politicians and their masters, and I include judges in the political class. They are not confined to D.C. They are all across our country and we had better find ways to get rid of them. They aren’t about to give up power, and they will not quit.

      They more Americans like Rodman, Kanye West, and other unlikely people align behind our President, the more dangerous they will become.

      We face a time when we have our last chance at government by the people, and most people don’t even know that.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I forgot to include the media. Once, as a young woman, I learned the role of the press in a free society. I remember how vital the printing press was to our own cause for liberty. I remember the tracts and bills and letters printed.

        I remember journalists in faraway places who were imprisoned or killed fighting for freedom for their countries.

        We have few journalists now in our country, just a lot of hookers who get paid by media outlets to whore themselves.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Calming and peaceful music…
    After listening to “The Long Road” numerous times today at YouTube I gathered so many versions that I placed one at CTH….and this one is so gentle, it fits with the Stellars very well…

    “The Long Road” – Mark Knopfler

    Mark Knopfler ~ Guitars
    Paul Brady ~ Tin whistle, mandolin
    Liam O’Flynn ~ Uilleann pipes
    Guy Fletcher ~ Keyboards
    Terry Williams ~ Drums

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    • Knopfler is one of the best guitarists ever. Love it!

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      • I watched one of his concerts on YouTube last year. He related a story about how he played a concert one night, and how he later told his wife, “the crowd didn’t really get into it when I played Sultans of Swing, and I don’t know why, except maybe because I changed it up a bit.”

        She asked, as he relates on stage, “Did you do the deedly-deedly bits at the end?”

        He said “No.” She said, “That’s why. The fans are expecting the song that they know and love.”

        The deedly bits at the end is what makes that song.

        I’ve taken James Taylor off my Pandora, because Pandora seems to prefer the one concert I would have walked out of when playing James Taylor songs. He completely changed every song from Greatest Hits Volume 1. Why did he do this? Because he’s arrogant, and he didn’t want the crowd to be able to sing along. “I’M the one singing. You can’t sing my songs with me, and have fun. You stupid people who paid $150 per ticket to see me play your favorite songs.” I can hardly bear to hear the album itself any more, after hearing that concert. He should have called the recording, “James Taylor, I hate my fans.

        Knopfler is incredible, and very humble. He’s on our playlist at work. And his pickin’ shines. Especially the deedly bits.

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        • Great story, Wooly! I’ve loved his music for a very long time. I used to like James Taylor, but I can’t tolerate him inserting himself into politics. So no more James Taylor for me.


          • I couldn’t care less about Taylor’s politics. The fact that he did a high-end, super-expensive concert of his Greatest Hits, and proceeded to change every single song to the point of arrhythmia and complete atonality just so the audience couldn’t sing along makes him an a**hole. I would have walked out after the second song, when I realized what he was doing.

            I wish I could program Pandora to say “I love JT’s Greatest Hits, but Never Play Anything Off That Particular Live Album”. Or: “I love Rush, but Never play Rush after 1987, and Don’t Play any Rush that has been played in the last six months.” Or: “I love ZZ-Top, but never play any ZZ-Top from the mid-80s, just the old stuff.” Or: “Never play any version of Hotel California ever performed, because I can turn on the FM radio and hear it ten times a day for the rest of my entire life, and Pandora was supposed to be a superior alternative to radio.”

            I swear I could make a radio station in my town that would absolutely destroy our local FM station.

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    • P.S…. I forwarded these on to my husband and daughter. Thank you for sharing. I could listen to it all day.

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    • I’ve never heard this before, but I would have guessed it was Knopfler as my first guess.

      Mark does not have to sing with his voice. It’s cool when he does, but his music is his voice, and is identifiable instantly. I put him up there with painter Thomas Kinkade.

      It’s like Daryl or Sade. I can hear like two measures and know it’s Daryl or Sade.

      Absolutely beautiful video on a 42″ screen, too! Thanks, Lucille!


  4. Lucille says:

    Caught in the school run: Divers are swarmed by thousands of fish – but manage to snap a few stunning selfies in the process….

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  5. Lucille says:

    From StealthJeff Twitter a few days ago….
    Thread by @drawandstrike: “Quick primer on the mess Trump is attempting to fix on trade with countries like China, Canada & the European countries: 1) You can’t trust our own politicians to tell you the truth about trade because they’ve been paid to lie to us.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Why are we not hearing that a REAL national security issue is with the heavy subsidy of the Bombardier aircraft company by Canada and England? American was set to buy 30 commuter jets from Boeing until Bombardier sold them 30 of its jets at a price that damn near came to less than what they cost to build. Had not Canada and Britain (Bombardier builds big chunks of the plane there) not heavily subsidized each plane American would have bought Boeing. Boeing had to lay off or not hire workers, workers whose skills are vital to commercial and military aircraft building.
      DoC placed an almost 300% tariff on the planes to protect the US industry but the International Trade Commission shot it down. Britain and Canada subsidize Bombardier to keep their workers in jobs while American workers get canned.
      I know I’ve said this before but I probably will say it again as the MSM is purposely not connecting the dots. As for me, no American Airlines flights anywhere, it’s a small gesture but it’s my gesture.

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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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  8. lovely says:

    Thank you President Trump, Kim Jong Un has promised to send back the remains of US Service men which NK is currently in possession of. πŸ™πŸΌ May this action really happen.

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  9. lovely says:

    I want to thank everyone who has been praying for my cousin and ask you to continue to pray. He is doing better than we expected he was down to 95 pounds and has put on 8 pounds! He has had the opportunity to go up to his little summer trailer twice, something we thought he would never do again, he was in really good spirits yesterday and talking about September instead of saying “Well I won’t be here.”

    I’m not blind, he continues to deteriorate, but this is blessed gifted time and I thank all of you for being part of what is making this gift possible.

    I’m sure that God has all your pictures on His fridge πŸ™‚ πŸ™πŸΌ ❀️!

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  10. lovely says:

    Have a rocking good day folks πŸ™‚ !

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  11. lovely says:

    The wonderful Wictor ways in;

    I would like to knock Ben Shapiros’ teeth down his throat. What an ignorant pompous ass. And his snide whinny voice is very unbecoming.

    Shut up Ben you foolish prideful puppet.


    This was finished the deal sealed when it was suggested that Kim Jong Un said “My fathers dying wish was to denuclearize NK.” and there was no reaction from NK or denial of the ‘”dying wish.”

    An unnamed official told Yonhap News Agency that Kim opened up the possibility of entering talks with the United States, adding that denuclearization was his father Kim Jong-il’s β€œdying wish.”

    β€œChairman Kim said that even denuclearization could be among the agenda items for talks between North Korea and the U.S.,” he said. β€œWhat drew our attention, in particular, is that he made clear that achieving denuclearization is his father’s dying wish and that it has not been changed at all.”

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  12. stella says:

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  13. stella says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if President Trump received the Nobel Peace Prize?

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    • Gil says:

      I saw a meme that said the prize doesnt deserve him. I think its true. He is above it, but if he did get it and accepted, what a speech it would be.

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      • I agree. I haven’t seen that meme, but it’s true, and succinct. The Nobel doesn’t deserve him. Being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize today is like being awarded the Margaret Sanger Award. I’d turn either of them down. They’re evil. Their committees are evil. Their goals are evil.

        The Nobel as an Idea or an Ideal is great. The leaders of Japan deserve it. They don’t have Islamic terrorism, AT ALL. Or the Knock-Out Game, AT ALL.

        They did it! They achieved a peace in their nation that the rest of the world envies.

        So did Poland. Where’s their Nobel Peace Prize?

        How much Peace exists in the nations where the Nobel committee lives?

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  14. Lucille says:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald – no notation of who his correspondent is…but he was a prolific letter writer to his daughter, Scottie. So it may be from one of his “advice” letters he sent to her.

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  15. Jim Acosta incredibly rudely inserted himself into the middle of President Trum and KJU’s historic meeting yesterday. This is just his latest stunt. If you are so inclined, this is a petition to have his press credentials revoked:

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  16. Menagerie says:

    We were wrong.

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  17. Lucille says:

    Jack Lemmon Talks About Marilyn Monroe

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  18. stella says:

    Excellent tweets by our genius President today:

    Keep on tweeting!

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  19. stella says:

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  20. stella says:

    If you want to enter – it’s a great thing!

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  21. lovely says:

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  22. 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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  23. lovely says:

    Most folks are missing the bigger picture here.

    Sure Bill Clinton is a swine but we already knew that about him.

    Look at his eyes at the 13 – 20 second mark.

    The happy news here is that the Clintons are so settled in their delusion that nothing has changed since 1992 that Bill Clinton is still taken aback by questions that are not simply disguised praise.

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  24. stella says:

    Tucker just ate the strap on one of my good Clark sandals. I hope he didn’t swallow it whole.

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  25. Lucille says:

    Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids
    PragerU – Jordan Peterson


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