General Discussion, Saturday, June 23, 2018

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  1. Gil says:

    Just put me in a cabana with that view for a week. And bring me a masseuse every other day. Maybe a blue hawaiian, a scorpion, and a margarita. And cheesecake. Ahhhh…

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  2. For all, and Valerie and her Hubby…

    I was listening, just 20 minutes ago, outside on my fire escape, to Needtobreathe’s song Multiplied and a dude in the parking lot immediately recognized it.

    Definitely a Christian man, we talked for a bit and he asked me to watch this:

    Big speakers necessary.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Thread by @LarrySchweikart: “1) Either yesterday or today I speculated as to “why now” with “much children.” Why did this blow up as an issue?

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  4. Lucille says:

    This is why we can’t compromise with Democrats.

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  5. Gotta do a brunch buffet tomorrow, after getting our butts kicked for the last few days. We rocked it, like we do, though. We served a 30-top tonight, and we rocked it. We’ve all done 300-person catering jobs. What’s 30? That ticket printer is our dream/nightmare soundtrack.

    We prepped the heck out of tomorrow’s buffet, today, in between rezzos and walk-in tables.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    I had a reply on CTH to a post I’d made rather a bit back regarding border security. It prompted me to write to my Federal rep and see if he can get an answer for me as to the offician number of incursions into the US by persons dressed as and alleged to be either Mexican Federal police or military.
    I asked as before I retired in 2007 the open source figure was about 240 from 1 January 2000 to date, by now it should be much more. If I get an answer I’m writing back and asking how many of these incursions involved the alleged Mexican military/police firing at US LEA personnel – I’m far less likely to get an honest and straight answer there.
    When we worked with an agency doing border security we received training on what to do if we encountered Mexican military or police on US soil. That’s not just on the border but upwards of twenty miles or more inland. The guidance was more in line with ‘beat feet at soonest opportunity and report the contact’ -not a bad idea as they were armed and we weren’t.
    These contacts aren’t unusual and you’ll see reports on these Mex police/military shooting at US LEA during some contacts. OK, the reports are in local media and if they do make national news they’re cleanedup and buried but they happen. The usual spin is that they are cartel members disguised as police/military but upon closer examination that makes little sense but it helps fuel public denial.
    I’ll let you know what I get back from the rep’s office, gonna be a great show.

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  7. Lucille says:

    by John L. Smith, Jr. – June 21, 2018

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    We interrupt this post to bring you an advertisement from RCA – Whirlpool:

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post. Thank you.

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  9. 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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  10. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Saturday, June 23rd:
    Β· Travel to Las Vegas, NV
    Β· Host a roundtable with supporters
    Β· Remarks at the Nevada Republican Party Convention
    Β· Roundtable discussion on tax reform
    Β· Travel to Washington, DC

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 8 people

  12. stella says:

    This was posted on a Facebook thread. The poster says that breaking the law (illegal aliens) is not justification to separate children and their parents. He said (among many similar statement):

    ou don’t understand the comment; “they broke the law” would justify what the Nazi’s did, so it can’t be enough of a reason to engage in immoral acts. We can disagree over the morality of separating children from their parents (I’m sure we do), but no thinking person can rely on the argument “it’s the law.”

    One of my answers (among several) was this:

    99% of the time we most certainly can rely on that argument. Any person who breaks the law knows that there are consequences if they are caught. And arresting people for entering the country illegally isn’t immoral. Protecting children in a separate facility while parents are in jail isn’t immoral either.

    What do you think? This thread went on to over sixty for 96 comments by several people. This guy kept saying pretty much the same thing over and over, and wouldn’t say what he thought should be done, nor comment on President Trump’s Executive Order, even though asked repeatedly.

    One guy said this:

    Mr. Caro does not really believe that US ICE agents are the equivalents of the Nazis. He doesn’t. He’s using the pretext of a pseudo hands off approach (more weaselly) mixed with a studied, non-sincere philosophic rationale in order to pretend he doesn’t understand the context so as to give him, in his mind, a philosophic “out.”

    Been to Auschwitz personally. Read books about WWII and the Nazis. Grandfather helped liberate a camp. Deployed to Iraq and actually saw what actual, horrible prison conditions were.


    This. Is. Non.Serious.Virtue.Signalling.


    It was an interesting, though frustrating, conversation.

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  13. What a gorgeous picture Stella! Let’s all go on a field trip there, and have a party!

    This Escher is my 2nd favorite illustration – Hand with reflecting Sphere 1935

    We have another gazing, this time at a rose in this fadeaway. I have always thought red hair to be so beautiful.

    Here is a pretty stairway with similar form to the Escher – but a bit much for my modest home!

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  14. So if Escher drew a cat, I imagine this might be the pose:

    And a good fadeaway for this kitty would be:

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  15. Here is our sailboat coming into the beautiful island for our get-together in Stella’s gorgeous picture above hahaha! πŸ˜‰

    I’ll carve out a watermelon, and fill it with fruit – you all will have to argue about the best elixer to add. I usually put in rum πŸ™‚

    Great posts today here, and on Caturday. They give a much needed smile!

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  16. kinthenorthwest says:

    Wednesday I got back from two weeks in Norway. Meet cousins I only knew from FB and walked on the beach where my grandfather most likely walked and played. The good sized fishing town where my grandfather was born is now a sleeping town of only 75, Its like 15 miles to any type of store with any type of food, and the same mileage for any church. Cousins put me up and were the best of hosts for the time we had. Norway almost seemed like the greatest place to live with the government taking care of your every need; free education through college,free medical, 5 weeks vacation a year and the list goes on. Many Norwegians have more than one home; one of my cousins has 3 vacation homes & another has 2. At times I even thought, wow I wonder what it would take to move there.
    Now come the howevers;–you pay over 50% in taxes from your salaries. The people my age are complaining about the youth because many of the young people have found that its easier to live off the government than work…Yes many of their youth after years of free schooling & college are opting to just not work or only working long enough to get locked into the system for the year(2 or 3 months.). These complaints coming from many Norwegians in their 40s and 50s. How long can the system survive off their oil and taxes when the population stops working. The roads in the majority of the country are so narrow that its even hard to get ambulances to you. (saw a wreck about 75 or so miles outside of Oslo. About 15 miles or so down the road here was the ambulance slowly making its way. with a road barely 2 car widths wide & no emergency lanes there was no place for them to travel. Yes cars were trying to move to the right as much as possible, but there is no right to really move to. It was a really bad wreck, not just a fender bender.).
    The other part that was hard for me was they really don’t like Trump (almost hate him),and seem to adore Obama still. There were times I literally was biting my tongue, surprised I still have one.
    On my way home I was even more thankful for America, but sad to see how the Democrats are still demonizing Trump. Demonizing Trump for policies they started and did.
    Yet still this is the country I love and will fight for with my last breath.

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  17. stella says:

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    • Lucille says:

      Deranged! The Red Hen owner doesn’t want Sarah which means she doesn’t want us. Does she plan to ask all patrons who is a Democrat and who is a Republican and turn away all Republicans from now on? If I lived in that area or were to ever visit it, the owner certainly would never see a dime from me.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Yelp is monitoring the reviews now…Google review. is full of negative comments.
      As a conservative I would now be afraid to eat at their place. What would they put in my food if they found out I voted Trump.

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    • stella says:

      These are the owners of @RedHenLex that denied our wonderful press secretary entrance to have a meal last night!

      She has shut down the Facebook page for the restaurant for some strange reason! πŸ€”πŸ€”

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  18. stella says:

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    • Gil says:

      I guess theyve disconnected the phone and the website is crashed. I wouldnt ever eat at these places. Theyll contaminate the food.
      This refuse to serve thing is easy to avoid but are we going to see refuse to shop at grocery stores or elsewhere? And if they lay hands on anyone itll go south fast.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ao, does antifa/the Left suggest conservatives/patriots should start wearing yellow stars so that public service providers can recognize them and refuse service?


    • stella says:

      Ben Cline: Representing the 24th District in the VA House. GOP Candidate for Virginia’s 6th District in Congress.


  19. Lucille says:

    Time to get away from it all…

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Thought I might as well post it over here too, it’s in line with my border security post yesterday:

    So now antifa is targeting BP agents and their families, a tactic the Mexican cartels use south of the border but haven’t used here yet. One wonders if this will move that eventuality forward.

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    • Gil says:

      They targeted ice already. This has been done before but not on a wide open scale as this.

      Liked by 1 person

      • czarowniczy says:

        The scale is what I was going for – it’s now a nationwide issue with the Left and their political ilk. I’m waiting for them to apply it to local police, especially in cities cooperating with the Feds in collecting illegals. Once again, y’all jes bre givin’ up dem guns and em-brace the suck, it’ll all be over soon.

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        • Gil says:

          Its been done here in CA on the small scale. I know hells angels and others have targeted police during investigations. Yes, though, the scale and cooperation among these degenerates is dangerous.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, it’s nothing new on a small scale but this is being done by a group with definate national structure and possible international structure. Let’s carry this a bit farther in the paranoid vein: in those states that have public access to voter registration records whaty’s to stop the antifa from targeting registered Republicans?

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  21. Lucille says:

    The Twelve Apostles, Victoria State, Australia



  22. Gil says:

    Well I guess subway will be bankrupt within 2 years. Preparing to sell the company to Bain Capital!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. stella says:

    Washington, D.C.: the Psychopath Capital of America

    A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn’t even close.

    As Washington’s shock over winning the Stanley Cup demonstrates, the nation’s capital isn’t used to being first in anything. As a city, it’s not the oldest, nor the biggest, nor the richest, and its sports teams are notoriously snakebitten. But finally, the capital has a claim to No. 1β€”and unfortunately, it’s not just in hockey.

    Ryan Murphy, an economist at Southern Methodist University, recently published a working paper in which he ranked each of the states by the predominance ofβ€”there’s no nice way to put itβ€”psychopaths. The winner? Washington in a walk. In fact, the capital scored higher on Murphy’s scale than the next two runners-up combined.

    β€œI had previously written on politicians and psychopathy, but I had no expectation D.C. would stand out as much as it does,” Murphy wrote in an email…

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    • stella says:

      The top five habitats for such people, by Murphy’s measure, are D.C., Connecticut, California, New Jersey, and New York and Wyoming tied for fifth. The five least psychopathic states are West Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina and New Mexico. (β€œThis is a rare ranking of states where West Virginia is rated as β€˜best,’” Murphy points out, β€œin the sense that psychopathy is generally viewed as a social bad.”)

      How did Wyoming get into the psychopath list?

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    • Lucille says:

      “Ryan Murphy, an economist at Southern Methodist University…” An economist making psychiatric judgments sounds about right for academe.

      Not that I really care, but does that include people who work there or just those who live there. If it’s those who live there, isn’t that racist? From Wiki: “The population distribution is 49% black, 43.6% white, 5.0% other (including Native Americans, Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders), and 3.1% Asian. Of these, there were 8.3% Hispanic (of any race) and 1.6% mixed.[18]”

      I’m not bothering to check the % of “minorities” working in WDC, if such stats exist.


  24. 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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  25. auscitizenmom says:

    I hope this will post right. It is a very sweet story. Tissues required. “When This Bride And Groom Got To The Altar, He Suddenly Confessed His Love For Her Sister”


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