General Discussion, Friday, June 15, 2018

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  1. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Friday Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  2. Earliest breakfast ever.

    Thanks, Nyet!

    Harborfest in SH begins tomorrow, and lasts until Monday.

    Everyone in every restaurant in town has to be on their game for the next three days… and good luck finding a parking spot near the job. You’s best have a plan.

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    • Starting tomorrow, every restaurant in town is going to get their collective…

      It’s not even funny.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Riverbend is about to finish in Chattanooga. It’s a nightmare for certain parts of downtown. I wouldn’t go to that crap if they paid big money to get me to go now. I used to take the boys a few times back when it first started, early in the evening to see street performers and get some food treats. I went a time or two back then for the big performances.

        Some individual nights draw around 80,000 people, with attendance over 650,000 for the festival. For the life of me, it is incomprehensible that you would willingly choose to be in the midst of a crowd like that.

        Last weekend there was the Bonaroo music festival in middle Tennessee. That usually causes massive backup on the interstate headed to Nashville. Outdoor deal. Even more baffling to me.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Back before my son went away to Annapolis, my son always wanted to go to Riverbend. He went with friends. But, I was so nervous because there were always shootings and fights. He tried to stay away from that area where those kind of things happened.

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          • Menagerie says:

            Mostly the shootings and fights happened on Bessie Smith Strut night, in a certain area of town. For awhile the town fathers were in a tither because the festival is a huge money draw, THE huge draw, and they didn’t want the tourists not to come with all that money.

            I think it’s better now, but I don’t really follow it.

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    • Hope itโ€™s successful and that you get to enjoy some of the festivities, Wooly.

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      • The working of the festival IS the festivities, Sand. Has been for many years. I’ve seldom got to enjoy the festivities as the locals and the tourists do, because on these weekends, I’m always at work, feeding people good food.

        I did ride slow around town for two hours today (we open at 4), cranking my JBL speaker on my bike, and making people dance to everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to Susan Tedeschi. And they do dance. I can ride down the streets on my bike, and people just start dancing… they can’t help it. Because I play the good stuff.

        I played this at the pier and got a lot of smiles this morning, and that JBL is LOUD, and just looks like a water bottle.

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    • lovely says:

      We have Friday Night Live here all summer. With the exception of one restaurant which is always busy I’m pretty sure that the eateries here get more business in that one night than they do the other 6 days combined.

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  4. lovely says:

    President Trump is giving his second impromptu press conference this morning on Fox.

    Honestly I love this man.

    Although you can see at least two of the Secret Service forehead veins popping out like Mt. Everest.

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  5. Today’s state flower is the Colorado Columbine

    Discovered in 1820 on Pike’s Peak by mountain climber Edwin James, the Rocky Mountain columbine (Columbine Aquilegia caerulea) is a lovely flower with a rich aroma. The Columbineโ€™s journey to become the Colorado state flower began in 1891 when Colorado school children voted the white and lavender Rocky Mountain Columbine their favorite flower, winning by a landslide. It has blue-violet petals and spurs, a white cup and yellow center. Blue is a symbol of the sky, white represents snow, and yellow symbolizes Colorado’s gold mining history. In 1915 the song “Where The Columbines Grow” was adopted as the official Colorado state song.

    Native to the high mountains of North America, there are 70 species of columbines in the world and about 1/3 are native to North America. They are most often found at elevations between 7,000 to 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, throughout the northern hemisphere in zones 3 – 8
    The columbine is a member of the buttercup family in the Class Magnoliopsida, & Family Ranunculaceae. It is known for its bell-shaped flowers where each petal has a long “spur.” In fact, aquilegia, the Latin term for eagle used in the flowerโ€™s scientific name, refers to these spurs, which resemble eagle talons. The common name columbine” comes from the Latin word for “dove”, due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together. Columbines bloom in pastel shades of blue, violet, red, yellow and white.
    The Rocky Mountain columbine is a beautiful flower threatened by over zealous collectors. A law was enacted in 1925 to protect this rare and delicate flower. It is illegal to uproot the flower on public lands and the gathering of blossoms and buds is limited to no more than 25 in a single day. It may not be picked at all on private land without the consent of the landowner. At the time the law was passed, it was a misdemeanor โ€œpunished by a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars.โ€

    Below is Blue Lakes Basin with Columbines at Sunrise in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, Colorado by Aaron Spong photography

    The mature Height of the columbine is 1โ€“2 ft. It unfolds in early to mid-May, and blossoms Juneโ€“August depending on altitude. The flowers are 2โ€“3 inches across with five large pointed outer petals, five round interior petals, and a cluster of fine yellow stamens in the center. The leaves are bluish-green, finely divided into leaflets, & 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. The seeds are small black seeds in green pods. The perennialโ€™s blooms are distinctive and beautiful with a rich aroma to attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to it’s nectar. The blossomโ€™s unique shape makes it well equipped to attract long-tongued nectar feeders, namely moths and hummingbirds. The graceful, bell-shaped columbine petals are modified nectar spurs from which butterflies and hummingbirds can drink the sweet liquid. Columbines and hummingbirds are symbiotic โ€“ the hummingbird’s slender bill and long tongue enables the bird to reach the flowerโ€™s nectar from the base of the spur, & in exchange, they act as the columbine’s top pollinator. Coloradoโ€™s state flower grows in moist, well-drained, rich, rocky soil and in full sun/partial shade. It thrives in open alpine meadows and moist woodlands, mountains, and is native throughout the western United States.
    Columbines donโ€™t like it very hot, especially during summer. Therefore, in warmer areas like the south, grow them in partial shade and give them plenty of mulch to help keep the soil moist. Columbines start easily from seed and will readily multiply once established. Blooms will not appear on seed-grown plants until their second year.

    Native Americans consume columbine FLOWERS IN SMALL QUANTITIES as a condiment. The plant’s seeds and roots are HIGHLY POISONOUS however, and contain toxins that cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if ingested. Columbine poisonings CAN BE FATAL so the medical use of this plant is best avoided.

    The below painting is by Lorraine Watry

    Sources:
    atoztheusa blogspot com/2013/02/colorado-state-flower html
    www proflowers com/blog/colorado-state-flower-the-white-and-lavender-columbine
    www mountainreservations com/blog/post/fun-facts-about-the-colorado-state-flower-the-columbine
    statesymbolsusa org/symbol/colorado/state-flower/rocky-mountain-columbine
    www gardeningknowhow com/ornamental/flowers/columbine/columbine-flower htm

    I was having a difficult time posting pics with imgur this morning, and could not post a couple I wanted, so I hope this comes out OK. I’m sorry for the length of this. I spend most of my time doing these posts cutting the info down, but I wanted to get it done today ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day everyone!

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    • Ugh! It got mixed up! This is the painting by Lorraine Watry

      The picture in the above post that says it’s from Watry is the sunrise photo, and the picture that says it is the sunrise photo, I do not have an attribution for.

      Sorry – it figures imgur was rejecting images today!

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    • stella says:

      Thank you so much for posting this. I love this flower, and the state it represents! The Mt. Sneffels Wilderness is in southwest Colorado which is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of the state. The area around Ouray and Telluride, CO is called the Switzerland of America, and the wildflowers in the high country in July-August are glorious!

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      • You are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you like it!
        It sounds beautiful there. I would love to get an RV and drive around the country to see all the natural beauty and museums, but that’s never gonna happen, so I “travel” through the internet.

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        • stella says:

          The places where these flowers grow are inaccessible (for the most part) by regular autos. Happily, you can either rent a Jeep, or take a guided Jeep tour (what I would recommend). So much beautiful scenery to photograph!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Nearly 40 years ago when I moved to NOLA one of my sons (~14 at the time) moved with me. I rented a big Ryder truck, loaded us and our stuff up, and decioded that rather than do the smart thing and stayu on the Interstates I’d take him thru 4 Corners and some of the areas there we’d travel when I was doing digs with WSC/BYU.
          I drove down into canyons on roads that had a 9.1 pucker factor, narrow enough that were we to have met a head-on car someone would have had to back up. We got down to the cayon bottom and ran into a group of Navajo moving sheep between grazing spots so we sat on the hood of the truck and watched a sea of sheep herded by about a dozen herders on horseback pass around our truck.
          I also stopped by a dig site that was habitated when the first Europeans arrived. It was a huge farming site that was heavily habitated, had a good mix of well-built stone structures a dams and an irrigation system that fed the fields.
          He was less than impressed.

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          • stella says:

            It is a sensational area to visit. That backing up thing happened to us on the Stony Pass road (near the continental divide). We were driving a big Suburban (mistake). We were lucky that the uphill vehicle backed up and let us pass, even though the rules say that we should have. I have seen sheep grazing in the high country near Ouray CO, and cattle over the road with real cowboys on the main road between Silverton and Durango. I highly recommend the area to anybody who loves great scenery and history.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              In the late 60s/early 70s we used to go with BYU to digs in the 4 Corners area. BYU had private access to the Nancy Paterson site, it was a secret then to protect it from looters, and digging there was a treat. We’d camp out for days – no booze/beer, it was BYU – just enjoy digging in the middle of nowhere.
              We used to go to Hatch Trading Post, a real trading post the Navajo use for buying essentials, a really unique place. Don’t pass up a chance to go there.

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        • czarina33 says:

          More places on the internet than I ever imagined existed or will ever be able to get to. What an amazing time we live in….

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    • lovely says:

      What an elegant beautiful flower.

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    • stella says:

      Photos (not mine) of places I have been in Southwest Colorado: Yankee Boy Basin, and Stony Pass:

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    • So sweet! Love those!

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  6. lovely says:

    First Presser ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • stella says:

      Thanks! I was going to go looking for it.

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    • lovely says:

      President Trump said that they have to get the documents from the FBI and DOJ. President Trump said that he is trying to not get involved but “They have to get the documents”.

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    • lovely says:

      Interviewer Should Comey be locked up?โ€

      POTUS Well, I look I would never want to get involved in that. They certainly seem like criminal acts to me. What he did was criminal, what he did was a terrible thing to the people, what he did was so bad in the terms of our Constitution, the well being of our country, what he did was horrible.

      Interviewer Should he be locked up ? Let somebody make the determination. Look at all the dishonest things that Crooked Hillary did. Look at whatโ€™s gone on, itโ€™s very sad.

      Interviewer From what weโ€™ve seen of the IG report it seems that Comey made some bad judgement calls but nothing criminal.

      POTUS Well if you look at what happened, and donโ€™t forget all of these people like Strzok, what he did was criminal, Strzok and so many others, McCabe, well they all worked for Comey and Comey knew what was going on, you think McCabe didnโ€™t tell him everything? McCabe told him everything, McCabe is up for criminal right now.

      Interviewer And heโ€™s now suing the DOJ.

      POTUS And heโ€™s now suing it is a total mess, theyโ€™re all going against each other. A civil war created by President Trump, I might add ๐Ÿ™‚ I think Comey was the ring leader of this whole den of thieves. It was a den of thieves.

      Interviewer Are you confident that either through the Congressional investigators or the IG report or new management at the FBI things are gonna work out, things are gonna clean up and weโ€™ll get to the bottom of all the stuff?

      POTUS I think so, I think so, I think so, I believe so, I think itโ€™s happening, Itโ€™s happening slowly but itโ€™s happening. I think Christopher Wrayโ€™s very different from Comey. Which is what you need, you need different you need like the opposite which is what you need, heโ€™s moving step by step, and youโ€™re gonna see a whole new a very proud FBI. I think the DOJ will end up being very greatโ€ฆ(Wait but Jeff Sessions!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž) โ€ฆ. Itโ€™s all gonna happen, itโ€™s all gonna work out. But I try to stay uninvolved as I can.

      **********

      Never Trumpers “But the boat keeps coming! We are all doomed!”

      POTUS Iโ€™m like a ship I just keep going, bing bing. laughs ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  7. Found this image while searching for flower info & have to post it – just because…

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  8. That little fella is just camouflaged in sweetness!

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    Yet again! Another academic ‘religious’ prolgram on TV saying Jesus cleaned the Temple by throwing out the merchants and money ‘lenders’. Did these guys have bad experiences with getting a bank loan and now they feel the need to turn currency exchange brokers into loan officers?

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    • Lucille says:

      Does any translation say “money lenders”? I’ve only seen it as “money changers” but will go to Bible Gateway and read it in all the English translations to see where a “teacher” might have gotten that. And what the money changers were doing was as you say–changing from one currency to another like you would if you were traveling to a foreign country.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I hear and have heard that ‘lenders’ used often. It is ‘changers’ as their function was to change the Temple visitors’ currencies to shekels so that worshipoers could buy, among other things, animals from the merchants for sacrifice.
        On the other side, I’m wondering if it were an antisemitic use, equating the evil money lenders with the antisemitic view of Jews as money lenders and Christ, a Christian, as condemning them? It may have just hung around.

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      • Lucille says:

        So far I’ve only found one: Matthew 21:12 The Message (MSG)

        “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants.”

        I often like The Message because it puts English into modern vernacular, but I know it’s not got the highest points for fine point accuracy. The old translations such as the King James, the Douay-Rheims have it as money changers.

        I haven’t checked passages in Mark, Luke or John and think I’ll stop at the one find. LOL!

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        • Lucille says:

          One last version…Matthew 21:12 Amplified Bible (I’ve always appreciated the Amplified. L)

          Cleansing the Temple
          12 And Jesus entered the temple [grounds] and drove out [with force] all who were buying and selling [birds and animals for sacrifice] in the temple area, and He turned over the tables of the moneychangers [who made a profit exchanging foreign money for temple coinage] and the chairs of those who were selling doves [for sacrifice].

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Exactly, they weren’t ‘lending’, they were ‘exchanging’.

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            • Lucille says:

              If the money exchanges and the sacrifice offerings for sale had been outside the temple walls, Jesus would not have had a particular problem with that. It was where they were selling, etc. that was offensive to the Lord.

              I found this at a YouTube channel I subscribe to, Israel Institute of Biblical Studies…
              Why did Jesus cleanse the Temple?

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  10. Lucille says:

    This is coming on in a few minutes…Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at an America First Policies Event
    (Audio only)

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  11. Lucille says:

    From The White House website:

    President Donald J. Trump Has Restored American Leadership On The World Stage
    FOREIGN POLICY – Issued on: June 14, 2018
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-restored-american-leadership-world-stage/

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  12. michellc says:

    My husband has discovered FB and I’m not at all sure that’s a good thing. I told him don’t say anything that you wouldn’t say to their face. When he pointed out how blunt he is, I followed up with don’t say things you would say to their face because they screenshot and save it for the world to see.

    Last night I saw him comment to someone that it sounded to him like their teenagers needed a good a$$ whipping and then work their butt off from daylight until dark. He followed up with the person was a lousy parent if they were friends with their child and stupid to think acting like their friend would make them more open.

    Today I saw him ask a young 20-something who posted him and his girlfriend were having a baby, when the wedding was. He didn’t like the reply that no wedding plans in the future. So he followed up with he needed to be taken out behind the woodshed and then he didn’t stop there. He told him that he changed girlfriends like most of us change underwear and he’s with a girl who already has a kid with no Daddy and he was sick of idiots thinking it’s okay to go around knocking up girls with no consequences about as much as he’s sick of girls going around spreading their legs for losers. That they didn’t need congratulations they both needed their a$$es kicked for thinking it’s cool to be dating two months and knocked up.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Yep, he’s blunt……..to a fault, as my dad would say. LOL

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      • michellc says:

        I asked him why he went off like that and he said because he knows they’ve been dating two months and she’s already pregnant and that this kid hasn’t stayed with a girl longer than 5 months yet. Plus she already has a 2 year old with no Daddy and it’s just stupid and the babies have to suffer. So it rubbed him the wrong way that everyone was telling how great he was.

        I’m used to whatever pops in his head pops out his mouth, just not on FB. lol

        He’s one of those type of men you don’t ask his opinion unless you want the truth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          He is the kind of person you know where you stand with. I much prefer that over someone who always speaks sweetly to your face and then tells other people what he really thinks of you.

          Liked by 1 person

    • stella says:

      I agree with him, but don’t think I would have said it! Plain spoken, for sure!

      Liked by 2 people

      • michellc says:

        It would not have surprised me in the least if we were out and about and he said it.
        Hopefully though I can train him FB is forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

        He’s old school and he will tell a perfect stranger his opinion whether they ask for it or not. He told a young man in the grocery store one day that was holding a baby with sagging pants that he was a Dad now it was time to grow up and buy a belt.

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    • lovely says:

      Hi ya’ Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚ !

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Lucille says:

    For you, Stellaโ€ฆthe Michigan Air National Guardโ€ฆ.

    U.S Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Conduct Austere Landings On An Old Abandoned Runway In Latvia

    U.S Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Conduct Austere Landings On An Old Abandoned Runway In Latvia. U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II #aircraft , assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, currently deployed to Latvia, conduct austere landings on an old abandoned runway with support the 321st Special Tactics Sqadron’s Combat Controllers, during Exercise Saber Strike 18 in Haapsalu, Estonia, June 7, 2018.

    Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. This yearโ€™s exercise will take place June 3-15, focusing on improving land and air operational capabilities with an additional key objective to train with NATOโ€™s Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroups.

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  14. stella says:

    Excellent article (with a strange title) by Andrew McCarthy about the IG report:

    The IGโ€™s Report May Be Half-Baked

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/ig-report-fbi-no-bias-conclusion-may-not-supported/

    Conclusion:

    How do you best evaluate the FBIโ€™s approach to the Clinton case? Well, if I may invoke that term again, common sense says you look at how the same agents handled another case which bore on the same event that informed their every decision, the 2016 election. The question is not whether every Clinton-case decision was defensible considered in isolation; it is whether the quality of justice afforded to two sides of the same continuum by the same agents at the same time was . . . the same.

    It wasnโ€™t. One was kid gloves, the other was scorched earth. The candidate they hoped would win got the former; the candidate they needed to โ€œstopโ€ got the latter. The candidate they were almost certain would win got the case dropped; the candidate they needed an โ€œinsurance policyโ€ against . . . well, whaddya know โ€” the case against him is still going . . . and going . . . and going.

    Did bias have anything to do with that? In 568 pages that leave out the Trump half of the story, weโ€™re told the answer is, โ€œWho really knows?โ€

    I think we know.

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Lucille says:

    Tom Fittonโ€™s Video Weekly Update: June 15, 2018
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    IG Report
    Clinton Email Scandal is BACK in Court
    Supreme Court Election Integrity Victory

    Liked by 1 person

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