General Discussion, Thursday, August 2, 2018

Have you ever been to New Mexico? The four corner states are great vacation destinations, and New Mexico is one of them. In addition to the northern part of the state, with mountains, ancient and modern Native American sites, and interesting towns like Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, don’t forget Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands.

 

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  1. Lucille says:

    The colors of the sky before sunrise at Bosque del Apache – New Mexico
    (Bradley Bush Photography)

    Hot air balloons flying at sunrise (with the Sandia Mountains in the background),

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  2. Lucille says:

    Harrowing when your country turns against you…

    REVEALED: Tommy Robinson’s shocking prison treatment | Ezra Levant
    Rebel Media

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    A very interesting article. The title triggered a couple of people on twitter…THAT was exhausting.

    The Case for Hate Speech

    http://www.sanitys-cove.com/2018/03/the-case-for-hate-speech.html?m=1

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Excellent article Mary! I thought there was extra movement in the tectonic plate last night…Hey this just in:::::: Wal Mart on Sale boxes of Common Sense……..Reseasoning 10% off ……

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    • Morning Menagerie! Great article.

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    • stella says:

      Very well said. Thanks for sharing it, Mary. It came in handy in a discussion I was having on Facebook. A poor misguided woman is in favor of PC speech, and banning hate speech, and doesn’t understand the Nazis are left-wing socialists.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m looking at the issue as free speech being selectively being redefined to become hate speech and hate speech being defined to move it into that Justice Holmes area of crying fire in a crowded theater.
      The redefiners all know that most people have a tender area that someone(s) used to bully/criticize then in elemetary thru high school in that ‘pecking order’ process we all went thru. They pick that scab to make folks equate the speech they want to become ‘hate’ with that, hoping you’ll react on emotion instead of reason.
      Hate speech will be fungible too. Go back to the 60s when black comedians started making jokes about white folks that, were white folks to have said the same thing aboiut black folks, would have been soundly denounced as racist. Now black/Latino/Asian comedians regularly blast white folks and we laugh strongly and loudly while never even considering the possibility of using the same jokes but reversing the black/white as that would be racism of the first water.
      How ya gonna have a legal definition of hate speech when it would be selectively applied – the very thing the proponents of hate speech fought when the law in general was, and they say still is, selectively applied to minorities?

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  4. Gil says:

    This story will hopefully have a happy ending, but I know there are hundreds of critters, maybe thousands affected by the fires. Pray for them too.

    “Crews helping fight the Carr Fire in Northern California’s Shasta County came upon an unlikely pair of survivors in one neighborhood β€”Β a cat and a chicken.

    Both animals were found at the doorway of a home, β€œhuddled together for safety and support,” firefighters said. The cat and chicken both had burn injuries, according toΒ KTLA sister station KTXLΒ in Sacramento.”

    https://ktla.com/2018/08/01/cat-chicken-found-huddled-together-as-wildfire-burns-california-neighborhood/

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    • Poor critters. I’m glad they had each other.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I believe animals go into shock in a disaster. There were alliogators, deer, wild hogs and bobcats as well as smaller animals on high ground spots in the Katrina flood just about side-by-side and no one was eating anyone. At least not yet.

      BTW, the cat here looks just like our unevenly marked B&W Mickey – just wait long enough and you won’t have to post your own cat pix, someone else will.

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    • stella says:

      I’m guessing that the bowl has water in it. That would be something in short supply.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Immediately after the winds died in Katrina people came from all over to rescue animals in the city. Many were panicked and wouldn’t come to anyone so there were stoops all over with bowls of food and water.

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      • Gil says:

        Yes and they took them to to the shelter once they got a crate. I never can understand people willingly leaving animals, but these are 2 that probably took off.

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  5. Pingback: Hints of Hagerman History… | Special Connections

  6. Thanks for featuring the states, Stella. The West is truly amazing! My husband & I spent the night in Tucumcari, NM on the way home from our honeymoon (in CO’s Rocky Mountain National Park) & he found a Huge beetle in our room in the morning. He left it under a plastic water glass w/ the ice bucket on top so it wouldn’t escape. We actually got a letter from the hotel manager about it–a fun & bizarre honeymoon memory. He found it while I was taking a shower so I was Extremely glad he’d contained it before I got out!

    By way of history, one of NM’s governor’s was a great uncle of my husband’s, Herbert James Hagerman, son of JJ (he also was considered as a VP running mate for Teddy Roosevelt, I believe, & was an ambassador to Russia for a time). My husband also had a great grandfather who was governor of Colorado (Oliver H. Shoup). His 2nd great grandfather J. J. (James John) Hagerman was also a big deal in CO & NM in mining, railroads, finance, & irrigation.

    There are several places in several states named for JJ or his descendants, I believe. Hagerman Lake in Michigan’s UP is near where JJ got his start in mining, near the border with Wisconsin. Hagerman Pass in the CO mountains named for JJ’s son Percy (Michael’s Great GF) who was a founding member of the “14,000 club” (I believe) a group of early mountaineers who summitted the 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies. There is some Hagerman place in NM (& a bad guy in an old John Wayne movie was loosely based on JJ there, I think) & also in ID if not elsewhere. There used to be a link to JJ’s memoirs (scanned typewritten document) that was fascinating from the magnitude of life experiences & iconic American dream material shared…I found it!…memoir is here:

    http://hagermanlake.org/documents/J.J.Hagerman_autobiography.pdf

    from this site w/ links to Percy’s memoir & more:
    http://hagermanlake.org/?p=history

    above should be a picture of Hagerman Lake, Iron River, MI

    Oliver’s son, Verner R Shoup, & JJ’s daughter, Anne Hagerman married in the early 1920’s I believe & were my husband’s mother’s parents. We don’t know much about these people from family info for Michael’s mom died during his youth. From records searching I found Verner & Anne were both 1st class passengers on the Luisitania (I think–a sister ship of the titanic). They were travelling with servants but not other family members & both in their teens then. We don’t know if they knew each other socially from the Colorado Springs area or if they may have met on the ship, but they were married & parents within a couple of years (if my memory is accurate).

    Percy was an artist, as was his granddaughter, my husband’s mom. We have a lithograph by Percy & several works by Anne Shoup (Kamins Curren Winstead) in ink, watercolor, pastels, & oils. Our daughter, Clarissa, appears to have gotten that Hagerman/Shoup artistic gene!

    above should be “Hagerman’s Peak by Percy Hagerman”

    from this site: http://www.actionmatrix.com/History/html/Rosamont_Corporation/Rosamont_Main.htm

    JJ & Percy are both mentioned liberally on the above page for any history buffs…

    above should be an image of JJ Hagerman from this site (with other info on his life & links to his family’s sites)…

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85447891

    Well sorry for going on so long here. Thinking of NM & CO from yesterday & this just bubbled up! Having a couple of “famous” relations can make genealogical searching slightly easier but finding those obscure relations is probably much more rewarding & challenging…Blessings to all!

    PS On a more personal note, JJ was known for his effort to bring physical water to the desert, in NM particularly, though he appeared to have turned his back on God…Michael, JJ’s descendant & his/our family are more inclined to provide “streams in the desert” by providing spiritual sustenance to others…as all our kids are walking with the Lord & being more a part of the solution than of the problems! We are blessed with this heritage of faith & are thankful to see our kids impacting The Kingdom of God in myriad ways…

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  7. Lucille says:

    Taos Pueblo Church

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
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    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)
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    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    It has been a busy week so far. I meant to tell about my little doggie’s ear. She had a severe infection again, but the vet couldn’t see if her eardrum was ruptured, so after a couple of weeks of antibiotics and steroids to take down the swelling, I took her back for a recheck. And……….of course, there was a small mass in front of her eardrum. It was a loose bunch of cells (from my understanding) but, she sent a sample out to be tested. So, here we go again. Waiting for a call. Either way, she may need surgery to take the mass out. My thought is, “I hope God isn’t too busy right now to hear a prayer for a little doggie.”

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  11. stella says:

    This is a couple of months old, but I hadn’t seen it:

    Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/democrats-propose-funding-teacher-pay-raises-by-canceling-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy

    Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners.

    β€œPut simply, instead of giving a tax cut to the richest of Americans, we should give a pay raise to teachers in this country who our students depend on to succeed.”

    The Republican-controlled Congress was unlikely to support the idea of giving states and school districts $50 billion over a decade to fund the teacher raises at the expense of dismantling the hard-won tax bill.

    But the proposal gives Democrats an issue they can use ahead of the November midterm elections. Teachers have won widespread support, even in conservative areas, as they complain about low pay.

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    • Why give them a pay rise when the children aren’t learning anything but communist propaganda? They need to get back to teaching proper knowledge, the 3 R’s and history.

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      • Most other people’s pay is tied to performance, so why isn’t their salary? Have the local community that pays the bulk of their salaries through real estate taxes formulate student tests, and pay teachers according to how many students pass!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I like that idea. But, it can’t be a standardized test that the teachers can teach from and it has to change every year. They need to teach the three R’s, not to a test.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I used to have my printing plant invaded by the staff who’d bring in reams of things to be copied, printed and assembled into books that were used to teach the NOLA school’s standard tests. Sure I had a Federal plant but community connections were sop deep that the big staff had friends in the city who’d ask that we (the ‘ask’ at that point became ‘order’) print thousands of these booklets for the schools.
            Between official government work we’d scan in, print and assemble the ‘teaching aids’. We’d be given some paper but we’d eat up the better part oif a pallet of taxpayer paper easily. We’d end up going over on hours but we got comp time. Just your friendly state, city and Federal governments helping salve over each’s complicity in educational failure.

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        • stella says:

          Three words: public sector unions.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Some years ago a friend/coworker in my Fed office posted a chart by his desk showing two diverging lines. The upward line tracked the increased Federal funds going to the NEA and the other that went downward showed the steady decrease in standard test results during the same period in time.
      How about a ‘pay for results’ program’? When the US teachers drag US students from that 14th or so overall position from undr countries like the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and (heaven help us) Canada then we bump up the pay. The US has lagged worldwide for decades in public education, a slap in the face to every American who trades his/her life for the money the public educational system fraudulently extorts from them. Once again Louisiana and Mississioppi, leaders at the back of the pack, are talking about getting public approval for sports betting so that there will be more money for education, asking the taxpayer, asking the public to again pick up the soap or their children will suffer.
      Where are the torches and pitchforks when you really need them?

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      • Should have replyed to Original Post – see my reply above. BY FAR the largest chunk of my RE taxes go to schools, so as far as I’m concerned I am their employer!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          No arguement there…I’m just so pissed at the states here using the same old BS lie about ‘vote for this so we can send more $$$ to schools’ I could spit. Say the words tax and/or school in the same paragraph and my primal mind goes right to that one burning issue. They think we’re stupid – but if we are it’s the fault of those who were supposed to edjumakate us.

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    • Lucille says:

      My cousin has been a teacher in southern California since graduating from college around 1975. My aunt told me probably 30 years ago that her school-teacher daughter was making $85,000 per year, not including benefits. I have no idea what she makes today.

      I just looked it up…it’s $181,581.80 in today’s money. Yeah, I know not every teacher sees that kind of money, but a huge number do.

      It’s just a socialist talking point. Funny thing, in socialist countries they not only wouldn’t get a big salary, they wouldn’t be able to protest either.

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    • John Denney says:

      Taxpayers already pay over $10,000 per student per year for public education.

      So, a classroom of 20 kids represents $200,000.

      Would you teach those kids for a year for that much? Of course, you’d have to provide a room, lights, HVAC, janitor services, books, materials, etc.

      I’m thinking a home schooler or Sunday school teacher would be in hog heaven with a sweet deal like that.

      My old school back of the envelope calculations: 9 months of school, four weeks per month is 180 school days. A school day as I remember it had six one hour periods. Six times 180 days is 1080 hours per year. $10,000 divided by 1080 comes out to a bit over 9 bucks per hour per kid.

      So, a Sunday school teacher teaching 20 kids for an hour at that rate would get about $200 to spend on the room, materials, and so forth for that one hour. Glory, hallelujah!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Then we have the money wasted/diverted. My GGS’s school has a high (their word) ‘transient’ population. That includes those students coming in who don’t speak English and whom the ones in power demand be taught English AND be educated to the standards of their English and Englishish speaking peers.

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  12. stella says:

    Today’s President Trump Schedule

    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    12:15 pm || Meets with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.
    4:20 pm || Departs White House
    5:30 pm || Arrives Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
    6:00 pm || Participates in a fundraiser; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    7:00 pm || Holds a Make America Great Again rally; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    8:30 pm || Departs Wilkes-Barre
    9:25 pm || Arrives Bedminster, New Jersey

    All times Eastern

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  13. Morning all!
    Today we have a little fun with this illustration by Gordon Ross titled “An Old Acquaintance”. Caption reads: First Mermaid- “Oh I think it’s awfully brazen of Tessie to flirt so with a perfect stranger [the man on the ocean liner]”. Second – “Oh he isn’t a stranger. He’s a fellow she met at Bar Harbor last summer. She says he taught her to swim”.
    I think them gossiping and doing embroidery is just hilarious!

    Perhaps they comb their hair with this Veretillum cynomorium aka Sea Pen:

    Hard to believe it’s an animal isn’t it?

    This Kaloplocamus yatesi Nudibranch Sea Slug reminds me of the sea dragon the mermaid sits upon:

    and the color and form of these Leuckartiara octona mimic the magazine name font and color:

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  14. Lucille says:

    Interview with Tommy Robinson…it was worse than anything I’ve ever heard of other than during wartime or slavery…

    UK video: Tommy Robinson abused in prison, β€œWhat they tried to do was mentally destroy me”
    August 2, 2018 9:43 AM By Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/uk-video-tommy-robinson-abused-in-prison-what-they-tried-to-do-was-mentally-destroy-me

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  16. Lucille says:

    Native American Jewelry from New Mexico….

    This looks like it could be created today…Navajo Turquoise and Silver Bracelet c. 1900….

    Navajo Turquoise and Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
    c. 1930

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  17. Sharon says:

    Useful information and perspective offered in this article, re the Navy’s Second Fleet.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270895/trump-confronts-russia-fleet-obama-sank-daniel-greenfield#.W2MKZP62-i8.twitter

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  18. Sharon says:

    I spent yesterday stripping my house of anything small enough for me to move/lug to the garage and doing detaily vacuuming – the carpet steamer-man is coming in about an hour. That job is overdue and I will be grateful to have it done. I was surprised at how “nearly bare” I really was able to make the floor, except for the largest pieces. Also emptied out the floors of the closets and have all those doors standing open so that he knows that!

    My body is informing me today that it remembers what I required of it yesterday.

    Also washed the car this morning already – good grief, there is SO much dust in the air. Partly because it’s roadwork season in Oregon, I suppose, but, more close by, the agricultural operations create lots of dust in July and August. The wheat is already harvested and other things are coming up. I’m literally only about a 1/4 mile from the edge of town, which is surrounded by fields and orchards and vegetable fields of all kinds, so the activity from April-September is heavy with dust.

    So got the car cleaned up and parked over by my good neighbor’s house, so the carpet guy can pull his big van in the driveway.

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    Y’all remember the ‘Mylife’ site don’tcha? That ‘buy anyone’s personalinfo here site the MSM’s been moaning about for years now? Well a friend suggested I take a look at the personal profile they’ve set up for me.
    Accpording to them I still live in NOLA in a rather bucks-down neighborhood, am single, have a personal wealth in the high 7-figure catagory and am (trumpet fanfare) African-American. Czarina is making waitress wages, lives with me, is worth soda crackers and is Caucasian.
    So here I am, a wealthy African-American in a high-rent district with a live-in poor white woman. Ain’t America great?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. That makes me curious about mine. I can only imagine it if they got info from my ex. πŸ™„

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We all get somethin’ from our exs

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Well, he said I had never worked the whole time we were married, over 20 years. I had assumed running an in-home daycare from 7:00 in the morning until 6:30 at night was work. Also, I had worked for years before that. LOL Even his lawyer seemed surprised to find out that so much he said was untrue.

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          • stella says:

            That happened to a girlfriend of mine too. His lawyer was so disgusted that she got her way, pretty much. She had been paying for his health insurance and that of his kids via her employer, for one thing. For another, she paid to renovate much of his house.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              One funny thing was, when she got me on the stand, she asked why I said one of the things I did while were were married was mow the yard. She asked why we had to set up a difficult schedule for him to come mow it after we separated. I told her it was because he took the lawnmower. She had made the arrangements for him to get the lawnmower, so she knew it was true. Her head almost exploded. (He had told her I never did anything around the house and he had to do the housework. LOLOLOLOL. )

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Was that before or after his liar…lawyer…got paid?

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I don’t know. But, somewhere he got the idea that I was going to lose (I’m not sure what that meant) and I would have to pay his lawyer. πŸ™„

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              • czarowniczy says:

                My ex hired the slimiest lawyer in town, he had a rep for flaying and fileting hubbies – she thought she had me.
                The mother of my partner had worked for years for the guy who trained Mr Slimeball, he was retired and rarely worked in his firm, only coming back for big cases. She talked to him, explained that Mr Slime was going to be used to nail her son’s partner to the wall and could his firm take the case and not cause me to sell plasma to eat after the bill came.
                Surprise of surprises, he took my case himself and only charged me a pittance.
                I think he mostly did it to see the look on Mr Slime’s face when he walked into court with me.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I just looked for a good lawyer. I’m not sure how he chose his, but he did boast to me that she was extremely expensive and that I would be paying the bill. I found out something about her from someone who had known her most of her life. It seemed that whenever she took a case, the woman won. If she represented the man, his wife won. If she represented the wife, the wife won. He got so ugly with her, she had to call the sheriff and have him removed from her office. πŸ™„ I know what the problem was, he had an ignoramus buddy who was giving him bad advice and telling him things that weren’t true.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    You should buy his buddy a beer.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    When we went to court for the first time, he was trying to get back in the house. My lawyer told me there was a small chance they would let him. The judge set it up to be heard later and left the room. My ex flipped out completely on his female lawyer right then and there. I looked up at my lawyer and he had a s#!t eaten grin on his face. My ex had just shown his true colors in front of a whole lot of witnesses. There now would be no chance of him being allowed back in.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    When we walked into the courtroom the slime lawyer had sent one of his top minions, convinced that the mere mention of his name would cause the opposition to melt and beg for a deal. The minion didn’t recognize my lawyer by sight but as soon as my lawyer intriduced himself to the court the minion looked as if he’d licked a live wire, asked for a delay and went to a payphone to get his boss. The judge smiled, gave him as long as he needed and when slimeball walked in the door the deal was on.
                    All I ever wanted was to get a fair deal, I agreed to child support before the trial and the judge actually agreed with the amount. I carried the kid’s health insurance until they were 21 and she got what she wanted to carry out of the house. I think she wanted the court to grant her about 6 pounds of flesh aside from that and alimony but as she worked and child suport/health insurance was agreed on the judge said no.
                    All my lawyer wanted was a box of good cigars and lunch. I think he had a thing for slimeball as he was slimeball’s mentor and was a bit unhappy when he took the low and slimey road but it worked for me.
                    NOTE: I’d tried to get her on my health insurance too as there was a provision for exs to continue on indefinately – even tried to get her on as vI retired as there was another provision but I guess she was/is PO’d so she refused.

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    • stella says:

      Thanks! First good laugh today.

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  20. stella says:

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Gosnell’ Actress Discusses The Moment She Decided Not To Go Through With An Abortion

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/33873/exclusive-gosnell-actress-discusses-moment-she-christian-toto?r=slt-eml-bck-a2e0&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-08022018update&utm_term=

    For Tessya Whatley, her appearance in the upcoming drama “Gosnell” was more than just another film project.

    The film, out Oct. 12, details the harrowing crimes committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist. Gosnell is currently in jail after being convicted on three counts of first-degree murder five years ago.

    Gosnell performed late-term abortions in a facility prosecutors dubbed a “house of horrors.”

    Whatley plays Viola Brown in the film, directed by conservative actor Nick Searcy and starring Dean Cain. Her character considered aborting her child but eventually decided to bring the baby to term. It’s a similar situation to what Whatley went through several years ago.

    This Daily Wire exclusive clip shows the actress describing her deeply personal decision she made against aborting her child, now a healthy six-year-old son.

    Whatley’s nurse allowed her to hear her baby’s heartbeat, a sound that convinced her to change her mind.

    “I decided it was something I couldn’t do, to kill my baby,” she recalls. “My son has been so much joy to me. When I look at him, I just can’t believe I was going to kill somebody so precious,” says Whatley, her voice shaking…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      Of course that’s why Planned Parenthood works so very hard to defeat laws which require abortion mills to show mothers their babies’ ultrasounds.

      Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      That is the very reason the pro-death to babies group doesn’t want to allow the expectant mothers to have an ultra sound. It is because it makes the fetus a baby to them.

      Liked by 3 people

  21. stella says:

    Update on Gosnell Release

    Dear Supporters,

    We’ve had a very busy time since we announced that the Gosnell Movie will open on October 12th.

    We have had a lot of media attention, not too much of it mainstream of course, as we predicted they will try to ignore this story as they have from the very beginning. But we are going to end the coverup.

    One story we wanted to tell you, is from the set, it’s the story of the actress Tessya Whatley. It made me cry then and still does. Reading the script Tessya discovered that the role she was playing mirrored her real life abortion experience. And it had a happy ending thank God. It was one of many amazing experiences we had making the Gosnell Movie.

    Please share it with your friends and everyone who needs to hear an inspiring story.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/33873/exclusive-

    WE ALSO NEED YOUR HELP

    In advance of the October 12th release of the Gosnell movie we need to have pre-screenings across the country

    This will let people know the movie is coming out and create a buzz.

    As you know the mainstream media and the political establishment want this film to fail. In fact they never wanted the story to be told but thanks to you – the story is going to be told nationwide but we need a big audience so that it can expand and be in every major town and city in the US.

    You can help us again by connecting us with organizations in your area who will sponsor a pre-screening. Here are some of the places we need to have screenings.

    If you know an organization in your one of these places that would like to host a pre-screening please connect us. You can write to me:

    annmcelhinney@gmail.com

    San Francisco- San Jose
    Orlando
    Dothan
    Honolulu
    Detroit
    St Louis
    Kansas City
    Columbus-Tupelo
    Cleveland-Akron
    Oklahoma City
    Tulsa
    Portland/vancouver
    Greenville/Spartanburg
    Nashville
    Knoxville
    San Antonio
    Lubbock
    Abilene

    thank you so much,

    Ann

    PS We are working on the trailer and will be releasing it and the poster very soon. I’ll send as soon as I can.

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  22. stella says:

    OBAMACARE IS NOW OPTIONAL

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obamacare-is-now-optional

    At long last, the Trump administration has created a β€œfreedom option” for people suffering under Obamacare. A final rulemaking issued Wednesday reverses an Obama-era regulation that exposed the sick to medical underwriting. The new rule will expand consumer protections for the sick, cover up to two million uninsured people, reduce premiums for millions more, protect conscience rights, and make Obamacare’s costs more transparent. And unlike President Barack Obama’s implementation of his signature healthcare legislation, it works within the confines of the law.

    Federal law exempts β€œshort-term, limited duration” health insurance from having to carry the unwanted coverage and hidden taxes Obamacare requires. Many consumers have understandably taken refuge from soaring Obamacare premiums in short-term plans.

    Hoping to force those consumers into Obamacare plans, the Obama administration sabotaged short-term plans by stripping them of crucial consumer protections. It cut the maximum plan term from 12 months to three months, and forbade issuers from offering β€œrenewal guarantees” that allow the sick to continue purchasing short-term policies at healthy-person rates. State insurance regulators protested that these restrictions literally stripped sick patients of their coverage.

    Wednesday’s rule reinstates and even expands the consumer protections Obama curtailed. It allows short-term plans to last 12 months, and allows insurers to offer them with renewal guarantees.

    You read that right. Democrats curtailed consumer protections; Republicans are expanding them.

    The benefits of Wednesday’s announcement are substantial. Various organizations, including some that oppose the new rule, project it will cover one million to 2.3 million previously uninsured Americans. Projections by Medicare’s chief actuary indicate it will reduce premiums for millions more by an average of 30 percent.

    The policy change also promises more secure coverage for the sick. It frees consumers to avoid Obamacare’s price controls, which are eroding coverage for the sick. Instead, consumers can purchase consecutive short-term plans, tied together with renewal guarantees that protect them from medical underwriting when they fall ill.

    Renewal guarantees can even protect some 200 million consumers with employer-based coverage, or no health insurance, from medical underwriting β€” for just one-tenth the cost of Obamacare plans…

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  23. lovely says:

    Liberals the gift that keeps on giving.

    Liked by 2 people

  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. stella says:

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  26. Lucille says:

    Clouds at Dusk, North Central New Mexico

    Yuccas and rising full moon, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

    Liked by 2 people

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