General Discussion, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    OK, who’s up for lunch at the Red Hen? I’m thinking of wearing my MAGA hat and ordering the sacker’ tort suit.

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    • Gil says:

      The photos of their food looked awful. I always love good mexican food. My grandma was a very good cook, from north carolina, and I didnt get to spend time enough learning her tricks. I would love to try real southern food.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        In our smallish Mississippi town we have soe real (and legal) Mexicans who’ve opened a restaurant. IOt’s the usual fare as that’s what the peopkle expect but every now and then they have a limited run of real stuff for select customers who like the genuine. When I come in the owner seves me a small plate of freshly grilled jalapenos that goes well with the meal. They make their own refried beans and cook them in real LARD!!!!!!!!!

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        • Gil says:

          I had a chicken and cheese stuffed battered and fried chile relleno once. It was a massive monster chile. Couldnt eat half and it was dee licious. I have never found another like it. Roasted fresh Anaheim chiles are yummy. Lots of places used canned or frozen uts why theyre slimy or mushy. If you go to a place that makes tortillas too then it’s even better.

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        • lovely says:

          We had a real Mexican restaurant here. ICE came in and then we didn’t 😏.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yup, happened here too…town of ~2800 with a gen-u-ine Mexican restaurant with gen-u-ine but e-legal staff. Now it’s legal but doesn’t taste all that good. We still prefer our lega but real Mexican shop.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            My elderly aunt stopped in at a Mexican restaurant near where she lived that she had never gone to before. She asked for a taco. The woman seemed confused, but eventually came up with a simple taco. A couple of days later the place was raided by the police. It was just a front and they were selling drugs out of the restaurant. LOL She said she wondered why she never saw many cars there.

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            • lovely says:

              SMH.

              I stopped in what I thought was a Mexican restaurant recently, from the outside it looked very Mexican, my friend and I kept planning on going but never had the same time slot available.

              Anyhow I was really tired, I didn’t want a menu just a couple of cheese enchiladas, I asked the guy (only person in there and I assume the owner) if I could just get some cheese enchiladas to go.

              He puffed up his chest and said, “This is not a Mexican restaurant, we are a Venezuelan establishment we serve no Mexican food.”

              πŸ™„

              Now I’m tired, hungry and grumpy . So I look at the menu and order something it was supposed to be some type of chicken inside of a cornbread muffin. I also ordered a fresh papaya drink which was delicious. The corn muffin thing not so much.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        ‘Real’ southern food changes from place to place. Few think of Cajun or Creole as Southern food but it is. I’ve found a direct connection to many old British Isles foods in the southern Atlantic states and the Appalachians but I’m at the stage that I’ll scarf anything in a southern eaterie as long as it isn’t part of some chain.

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        • Gil says:

          I may be from CA, but I always thought both of those as southern. Cajun everything you can find here, but maybe not totally true. Creole not so much.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            You’d be surprised at how many folks, food critics too, don’t think of Cajun and Creole as southern. Then again, post-Katrina, we got a lotta new ‘chefs’ in town that have brought unclassifiable cuisine into town. ‘Hey, y’all want some arugula with that gumbo?”

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    • lovely says:

      I have my “I don’t really care do U” so I’m ready to roll!

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Order first, wait for food to be delivered, then don your MAGA caps and tell the server you are an ardent Trump supporter. If they moan, walk out of the restaurant.

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    • Do we have to eat the food? I worked in a restaurant,. I know what one bee-atch did to customer’s food when she thought no one was looking.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Oh yeah, we used to get free 3-piece chicken boxes at a well-known NIOLA-based eaterie when we were in uniform. One night we were eating some and noticed the meat next to the bone was rather red but fooled ourselves into thinking that it was just a sign the chicken had been frozen and thawed before cooking. Wasn’t long before we discovered the joys of salmonella. I’m still unsure if that was accidental or not.
        There’s also a way of purging live oysters to kill the chances of contracting vibro but many eateries just buy the fresh sacks to keep the prices down. A fellow worker (NOT a friuend) went out on his 60th birthday for a party, ate raw oysters and got vibro – was dead a few days later.
        I did details at NOLA restaurants and have seen what goes on in some kitchens and it ain’t pretty.

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  2. Gil says:

    I had some baby clothes and the blankwts made into 2 quilts. Expensive to di but theyll be heirlooms. This one is pretty busy.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      When I lived in Utah bquilting was a reqyuirement for a driver’s licence, nearly everyone did it and there were stores all over that specialized in quilting products.
      Shhhhh…don’t let her know I told you but Czarina used to do it…we may even have a frame left around somewhere.

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      • Gil says:

        Ive also seen chairs made from a collection of leather belts. Its nice to repurpose these memories instead of tossing them out. I also turned kiddos crib bumper into slip covers for pillows.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Ones that got me was ZCMI used to sell chairs and couches made out of elk antlers. I sure as hell wouldn’t want one in the house but they was amazin’ critters.

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        • lovely says:

          Our church has a craft bazaar every November.

          Last year there was a booth with different items (honestly don’t even remember what they were) anyhow, a very cheerful, as in beaming choppers smiling lady bounded out of the booth and asked me and my daughter if we had a loved one who had died, because if we did and we had some of their clothing should could make a nifty memento for us for the price of some amount of dollars.

          Now being with my daughter whose father had died, her father being my husband we were both taken aback by the cheerleader leaping out at us and just said yeah, no thanks.

          A very surreal moment in my life. I have the feeling that her business may not be at the next bazaar πŸ™„.

          The belt chair made me think of my mother in law and I wonder if she would like a chair made of my father in law’s belts as he passed away a little over a year ago.

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    • lovely says:

      Really, really awesome!

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    • That’s adorable! and a great keepsake πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s beautiful, Stella.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Smithsonian National Quilt Collection: An Overview
    National Museum of American History

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Just out of curiosity, I wonder how many stalkers from next door following some of us pick up our posts and end up lurking over here?

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    • Menagerie says:

      Not only is this illicit, and it was not not not NOT NOT a mass, but she, and everyone who participated in that sacrilegious and outrageous farce are guily of mortal sin. Several of them. I hope that the priest refusess communion to every one of them. Obviously so not going to happen since this evil woman was tagged to participate in the mass.

      This is a grave and awful sin they particpated in, making a mockery of the Body and Blood of Jesus. I am truly saddened and shocked.

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      • lovely says:

        I haven’t read it, I’ll take your word for it and not read it. SMH

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        • Menagerie says:

          She didn’t try to consecrate, but she still had no authority or right to access the tabernacle and give out Communion. Holy cow, if anybody tried that in my church I think there would be about twenty people from the front rows who would tackle them.

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          • lovely says:

            We had a nun ( habit-less) of course give a chat at a local church in place of the homily when we first moved here and were in the process of picking a church.

            I talked to her after mass and said why would you do that? The priest and parishioners (3 or 4 of them) chastised me for speaking up and said it was wrong of me to even suggest it was inappropriate they informed my ignorant self that she did not give a homily, she gave a chat .

            I said adios I won’t be back.

            All their noses were very out of joint.

            I know it gets tiresome fighting battles on every front, but lately I have a new warrior spirit in me, I have given up on letting things stand without a challenge because a challenge will likely go nowhere, doesn’t matter, the truth needs to be spoken whenever and wherever it can be.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I saw that but felt it was journalistic license to whip up interest in the article. Still amazed they ldet her beyond the alter rail, nevder mind into the church.

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    • WHAAAT!?
      “It is understood Ms Madigan addressed the congregation from the altar, performing most elements of a normal Mass.
      She did not read the Gospel or perform the consecration of the bread and wine, as these can only be carried out by a priest.
      However, there was some pre-blessed bread in the church meaning Mass-goers were able to receive Communion. …”
      That is NOT a Mass.

      Wow considering the recent call by their ‘prime minister’ for more foreign people of color immigrant/refugees (of a different faith of course), my ancestors Ireland is gone.

      It’s all demographics. There is an article around recently about there being more deaths of whites than births in the USA. White Christians have just as much right as any other group to survive and thrive.

      BTW – Another topic – is the Trump administration saying or doing anything about the government of South Africa saying it’s going to kill the white farmers? They have a very high murder rate there of the white farmers.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        The fact that she was allowed to step foot into the church, never mind past the alter rail, is amazing.
        The deaths of whtes in all civilized countries exceeds birth rates and that’s been the case foir decades. Some see an engineered holocaust here, the push for smaller (white) families while encouraging the growth in non-whites.
        Whites are too successful, too aggressive and violent, too disrespectful of the cultural and individual rights of others…back to that ‘too successful’ thing.
        I hold to the theory that US and European social engineers, in the wake of WWII, saw the damages that centuries of European wars wrought and decided that Europeans in all of their iterations had to be brought into check, controlled and limited.
        Since WWII we’ve seen Europe and the US not only bring the world into levels of civilization light years ahead of where we were a generation ago but a concerted effort to clamp down on white population growth looks to quash that.
        Imagine if the white population decline ( https://en.metapedia.org/wiki/File:2013_Fertility_per_woman_world_map.jpg ) were effecting Africa – the UN and the guilt-ridden West would be launching massive studies and aid programs to cure the pending disaster. EWe’re just standing in the tracks, watching the onrushing train and not considering the possible ‘civilization’ to come.
        The whites who stayed in SA are complicit in their own deaths, the murder and theft of properties by the new black government’s been going on since Day One and smart whites who feared for themselves and their families unassed the country long agfo. Those who stayed are heavily into denial, believing the races will join hands and sing kumbaya at some point.
        Note that the UN has not addressed the issue of black SA’s murdering white SAs as it did when the reverse was in practice. That leaves me to think that the UN juuuuuust might have a dual standard.

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      • lovely says:

        However, there was some pre-blessed bread in the church meaning Mass-goers were able to receive Communion. …”

        Not sure who wrote the article but the Body of Christ is not called “pre-blessed bread” it is communion or consecrated host.

        Some days many things annoy me other days I compartmentalize.

        Sorry OGC I know you are just posting what the article says. I agree with you, it’s sadly all part of the rise of evil. Scorch it.

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  6. lovely says:

    My mother in law is a quilter, she even teaches it in California. She made me a baby quilt that I used for all 3 of my daughters. It is a treasure. She also made their baptismal dress πŸ™‚ .

    Good morning Stella and Stelerites πŸ™‚ .

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  7. Lucille says:

    Italy’s Salvini: Macron β€œdrinks too much champagne…next 10 migrant boats can go to Marseilles”
    June 25, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    Salvini is responding to Macron’s recent attack on Italy’s new anti-hijrah government. If free societies survive in Europe, Salvini will be celebrated as a hero, while Macron will be remembered with contempt.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/06/italys-salvini-macron-drinks-too-much-champagne-next-10-migrant-boats-can-go-to-marseilles

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    • πŸ™‚ Thank goodness Italians woke up! They are combative enough, I was wondering when it would happen, and surprised it took so long. Now they just have to get going flipping that negative population rate to postive. My Italian grandmother was one of 14!

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  8. lovely says:

    And a little sunshine for your morning. Look how angry Jim Acosta is, he looks like he just can’t wait to tell his mom about all the bullies that were picking on him because he just knows that she is gonna give those bullies a scolding.

    What a bloody moron this chap is.

    The man is in need of a mind and seething anger management and some nuggets. One day his angry beady little head may just pop right off his neck if he doesn’t get on some good meds, get right with the world as it is or at least take a chill pill.

    What a pompous, whiny, fruit faced twat.

    Go Home, Jim!’ Trump Supporters Heckle β€˜Fake News Jim’ Acosta Ahead of Rally

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2018/06/25/go-home-jim-trump-supporters-heckle-fake-news-jim-acosta-ahead-rally

    Hours before President Trump arrived on Monday night at a South Carolina campaign rally with incumbent Republican Governor Henry McMaster, CNN’s chief White House correspondent and carnival barker Jim Acosta faced quite the crowd behind him during a live shot with chants of β€œgo home, Jim” and β€œfake news Jim,” while one attendee moved from side to side with a β€œCNN Sucks” sign.

    During a live shot in the next hour, Acosta decried the lack of civility by these Trump supporters and highlighted a woman who had heckled him. Responding to her calls for CNN to pack up and leave, he asserted like a true firefighter that β€œwe are here to do our jobs.” πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

    Jim Acosta a true hero in his own mind.

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  9. Lucille says:

    2 chickens break up rabbit fight!

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  10. ZurichMike says:

    I am in the Czech Republic on business this week, out in the eastern part, practically on the Polish border. Last night 5 “good eaters” went to dinner. We had among us 3 large Czech beers, 2 medium Czech beers, 1 small Czech beer, 1 soft drink, 2 large appetizers to share (with bread), and 5 main courses (pork and dumplings, sauerkraut, etc.). All of this (with tip) cost $48.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Wow! Sounds delicious. One of my favorite recipes for bread came to me from a young man who worked for me and had a Czech grandmother. She made this special bread every Christmas Eve. He says she called it Longoushi, and that he was make the spelling up and it might not be correct at all. I have tried many times to find a similar recipe or reference to the name online and never been able to find one like it.

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Was it this:
        https://whatsarahbakes.com/recipes/czech-christmas-bread-vanocka/

        There is also a Slovak / Hungaris fried dough treat called lΓ‘ngos. But I think it’s the first recipe — much more Christmas-y!

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        • stella says:

          Sound so good! A rich bread like panettone.

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        • Menagerie says:

          Nope, that’s nothing like it. It has three kinds of flour, including rye and potato flours, caraway seeds and cheese on top of it. Also made with potato water and no oil or butter, which really made me nervous the first time I made it, but it is a rich and delicious bread. It is quite dense though.

          My husband and sons always make sure it’s on the menu.

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          • ZurichMike says:

            I will ask my Czech colleagues tomorrow.

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            • Menagerie says:

              Thanks ZM, I’d love more information on it. I have never been able to even find a bread close to this one, and I’ve searched Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and other recipes. Maybe it is a family recipe and not common, but the young man said his grandmother prepared a traditional Czech meal for Christmas Eve.

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          • ZurichMike says:

            Fro the length of time it takes to make, and the heavy, dense texture — is this a type of wholewheat sourdough rye (caraway seeds i) with coarsely grated cheese on top?

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            • Menagerie says:

              Here’s the recipe.

              Longoushi (he was unsure of the spelling)

              makes two large loaves
              1.5 TBS granulated yeast
              1.5 TBS kosher salt
              1.5 TBS caraway seeds
              1 cup rye flour
              1 cup unbleached King Arthur white whole wheat flour (yes, the brand matters)
              4 cups unbleached King Arthur white flour
              1/2 cup potato flour
              cheese to taste on top of risen loaves, your choice, I like cheddar best

              Combine yeast, potato water, salt and caraway seeds. Let rest a few minutes, then add the flours (mix them together thoroughly first) without kneading, using a spoon or mixer with dough hook until well mixed. It is a sticky dough.
              Place in large plastic tub with lid (not sealed) and allow to rest for 2 hours, or until dough rises, collapses and flattens on top. Then refrigerate for three hours.

              When you want to bake, dust surface of refrigerated dough with flour and halve, place in lightly oiled bread pan, and let rest for several hours, when dough has risen. Recipe calls for a lidded bread pan, not sealed. I use foil over regular pans.

              Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven after topping with shedded cheese of your choice. Cover pans and bake for 35 minutes or until brown and firm. I usually remove the foil the last five or ten minutes. If the bread has risen above the pan, I don’t worry about covering.

              Allow to cool before slicing (that never works here.)

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              • John Denney says:

                How much potato water? It’s not in the ingredient list.

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              • ZurichMike says:

                Hi! I asked a couple of Czech colleagues who bake and they think you are making one of many variations on rye/whole wheat bread — most of the recipes I found are for specialties in small regions and are just called ČeskΓ½ chlΓ©b (Czech bread). No one has heard of a savory bread as you spelled; they also thought you meant a sweet Christmas bread like Stollen. There is a fried dough (topped with cheese, etc.) that you often see at fairs (Italians, for example, top it with tomato sauce and cheese) and in this part of Europe it’s called lΓ‘ngos. Sorry I couldn’t find the exact spelling of that for you!

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          • lovely says:

            Could it be?

            http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/czech-sourdough-rye-bread-umava-in-bread-machine-411144

            On a side note my cousin brought me real authentic bacon buns from a Lithuanian bakery in Chicago yesterday. It must be 20 years since I’ve had one, they were better than I remember them. Food brings back so many memories.

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      • Morning Menagerie! Good to see you!

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    • Sounds yummy!
      So the owner did not self-rightiously refuse to serve you, and then chase you across the street to harass you ala Red Hen?

      What do the locals think of the US and Trump there. I read online sites, but would love to hear how the real locals react!

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  11. 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)
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    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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  13. lovely says:

    Have a good day folks, stay away from clowns and other various Ne’er-do-wells do wells.

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  14. Today’s Escher is “Three Worlds” 1955

    Then we have “Koi In Autumn” by Natalia Lesteva – a pretty good match I think.

    And finally the ‘fadeaway girl’ is burning the leaves. At first I thought she was burning herself as well, but upon closer inspection, it is the firelight reflecting on her clothes and under her chin!

    Have a great day everyone. πŸ™‚ Had fun being here with you, but off to work now!

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    CBS just broke into regular programming to report that the SCOTUS upheld Trump’s travel ban – 5 to 4.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The little twinkies forget that the petroleum products are used for far more than fuel. All of the plastics, much of the medicines, textiles and even the food we eat are a direct or one-off product of the industry. Also, the rest of the world sure wouldn’t instantly give up petroleum products and ooze back into the 19th century.

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      • stella says:

        I watched a program (actually a series) about early 17th century English rural society (Stuart period). They explained how animal fat was more prized than animal flesh, because it was used for so much more than food in a time before petroleum products or vegetable oils were available in that part of the world.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Remember the stories about how folks here during WWII were encouraged to turn in their rendered animal fars from cooking? It ewas used to make glycerine that inturn was used to make explosives.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I read a book once that said early American settlers need bears for the fat more than the meat.

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          • John Denney says:

            “starving on rabbit” was a winter Native American phrase. Rabbits have no body fat.

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          • stella says:

            Another thing I heard in the ‘Victorian Farm’ series (BBC) is that when you are working hard physical labor outdoors in an environment that is cold and wet, and you don’t have central heating, you crave things that you might turn your nose up at today. Think lard, head cheese, etc.

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          • John Denney says:

            Friend of mine hiked the Pacific Crest trail from Mexico to Canada. At one point he came down to a mountain general store for supplies, and was about to check out when he felt he needed something else, but didn’t know what it was.
            He found himself in front of the cooler staring at butter.
            He bought a stick, and wound up eating the whole thing as he sat on the steps of the store.
            Apparently he wasn’t getting enough fat in his hiking diet. πŸ™‚

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      • Lucille says:

        There will be little or nothing that we use, wear, eat that’s not connected to petroleum in some way, even if it’s just the oil/gasoline that trucks use to bring items to market. And look how many jobs are provided to people around the world because of petroleum. Those leftie ninnies who want to limit production to bare minimum are beyond psychological redemption.

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  16. Lucille says:

    Love Tom’s measured outrage…

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    • stella says:

      Excellent video.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As I said before, they’ll use every option and tatic available to them to delay until a more friendly administration orCon gress comes in.
      Note the lack of enthusiasm by Congress to go after the Bureau tooth and nail. In an ideal world the Rats would be going afyrt thr Bureau for skirting the ideals of truth, justice and the American way…OK, foreign concepts to them, but still…..
      The republicans should be a united front and screaming at the tops of their lungs from every venue about the illegal actions of what’s supposed to be America’s premier police force. Still too many crickets.
      If the Rats prevail in 2020 I predict they’ll reward the Bureau by akkowing it to be the progressive’s armed front-force. They’ll announce a restructuring or shakje up, the Bureau will bang on some trash cans and throw some dust in the air but when all’s said and done and the public’s fickle interest has waned it will be the same gestapo-lite that Hoover envisioned.

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  17. Lucille says:

    Really good evaluation here by Wictor…

    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) I’ve been thinking a lot about Anthony Bourdain, whose suicide dovetails with the viciousness we’re seeing all around us.
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1011038550299537408.html

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Yet another answer for those Indian subcontinent boilerroom callers. Just came to me while listening to the spiel of one trying to pronounce my name while trying to sell me Medicare supplemental insurance.
    “LOVE the accent dude! Are you Indian, Pakistani or did you take English lessons from Peter Sellers?” Sort of leaves them speechless for a minute as they try to grasp the reference.

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  19. stella says:

    Just saw this on lucianne.com in a thread about Republican staffers being armed:

    My grand daughter and her husband were verbally assaulted at a church dinner of all places. They stayed to aggravate the hostess. Husband works for a Republican congressman.

    Republicans think we are in a debate with socialist liberals. Liberals think it is a knife fight. Let us stop this before there is another Boston Massacre.

    At a church dinner?

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    • stella says:

      Also on lucianne.com thread:

      In places like DC where it is almost impossible to get a CCP, a small can of pepper spray and an β€œEqualizer” in your pocket are a good idea.

      An β€œEqualizer” is a very hard flat plastic self defense tool. It is shaped like the head of a cat and has two holes in it for your fingers. The tips of the cat’s β€œears” are very sharp. I have one on my key ring and frequently wear it on my right hand when I’m walking around in public.

      I bought mine at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, VA – the range where hubby and I used to shoot before we left the state.

      Never heard of an Equalizer before. The pepper spray is a good idea, for sure.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Note that the identification of Administration personnel is down to staffers. This appears to be an organized and planned assault on the entire Republican spectrum. Let’s see, if Rats get into power again, if they ram through a law making political harassment a Federal crime so the tables can’t be turned on them.

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    • lovely says:

      Republicans think we are in a debate with socialist liberals. Liberals think it is a knife fight. Let us stop this before there is another Boston Massacre.

      ‘Tis Ok.

      Patriots bring guns to a knife fight, folks can stand down or decide that their knife is sufficient. The ball is in their court.

      Tired of elitist, arrogant, puppets attacking good people eventually there will be end game consequences.

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    I just heard on Lou Dobbs that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is getting SS protection. Good thing.

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    • lovely says:

      Good. Terrific. Most SS hate people like Obama and Clinton. May they channel their inner Keith Schiller.

      Normal people are fed up, I’m rarely my car when Sean Hannity is on the radio but the last 3 times, which are probably spread out over a months time, Sean is basically challenging any liberal or group of liberals to attack him. Sean says he is fit as a fiddle and training under a Kenpo Sensi.

      Sean says that he can tear anyone limb from limb.

      When I saw him during the election in 2016 he looked tubby. But two years of extreme training can change a person.

      I think Sean is itching for a fight.

      Such interesting times.

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  21. stella says:

    β€œLeave My Husband Alone!” Mitch McConnell’s Wife Screams as Angry Protesters AMBUSH THEIR VEHICLE (VIDEO)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/leave-my-husband-alone-mitch-mcconnells-wife-screams-as-angry-protesters-surround-mitch-mcconnells-vehicle-video/

    Comment seen at lucianne.com:

    Wow. IΒ΄ve had extensive dignitary protection training. I believe the Majority Leader is protected by the capitol police, and it looks like there was a detail there. Moving the protectee(s) safely to and from a vehicle is a critical task requiring detailed planning.With the courage of the female agent who held the line being the only exception, this incident was a major FAIL in my opinion.
    In the current political climate, a protective detail should be “at defcon two” so to speak; anticipating an attack on high-level officials like these. Aggressive disruptors such as this should NEVER be able to get that close to the protectees.
    IΒ΄m very concerned about the safety of key people in light of this video.

    It was Elaine Chao and the female officer who handled things here.

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    • Lucille says:

      Hopefully there’s been a de-briefing at the Capitol building on this incident and corrections put in place. Probably that whole over-indulged terrorist crowd comes from leftie wealth.

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    • lovely says:

      The civil Left. If only they knew Mitch is really one of them with window dressing to keep republicans voting for him.

      Eventually any monster you create will consume you, maybe one day man will realize it’s best to quit creating monsters in the hope that the monster will always consume others.

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  22. stella says:

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  23. Lucille says:

    Quite a tribute in California…

    FIRE CAPTAIN PROCESSION: Long Beach’s Dave Rosa shot, killed on the job Monday (FNN)
    Fox News 10 Phoenix

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  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. Gil says:

    I guess i was mistaken. Stzrok testimony tomorrow.

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  26. michellc says:

    I’m disgusted with Oklahoma Republican voters tonight, at this rate we’ll blue in a few years. I can’t believe the liberal idiots posing as Republicans they voted for.

    I refuse to vote for any of the top 3 in the governor’s race, I guess come November I’ll be casting my first vote for a libertarian.

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    • lovely says:

      WI tipped its court by electing a nutcase lib. Disgusted is too nice of a word.

      Like

      • michellc says:

        I think what hurt us today was teachers and pot smokers. Many people voted that normally would not have voted because of how many teachers registered to vote and then all those who wanted medical pot legalized. That slippery slope passed and now they’re trying to get a state question legalizing all pot on the ballot.

        In Oklahoma after tonight you can now legally grow and sell pot.

        The biggest liberal of the bunch running for Republican governor got most of the votes, the next two aren’t much better. In my district the most liberal Republicans won the primary. Then although not my district the guy they chose to replace Bridenstine makes me want to puke. It was horrible all the way around.
        It infuriates me all the uninformed voters in this state.

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