General Discussion, Tuesday, August 7, 2018

 

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  1. Lucille says:

    Abandoned Tracks at Sunset…

    Bluebonnets and Cactus

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  2. Lucille says:

    Western Michigan Travel: “Roads to Romance” 1949 Chevrolet Division General Motors

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  3. lovely says:

    If you want to keep your neighbor’s money you can keep your neighbor’s money.”

    The Democrat midterm slogan.

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  4. lovely says:

    In the footsteps of Timothy Treadwell.

    A girl and her “best friend.”

    SMH

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  5. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Stella, love the railroad picture……..have two places around my AO, take you out on the bridge, stop, so passengers can enjoy the view…….

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  7. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/abdul_elsayed_and_the_redgreen_axis.html

    A sharia promoting Muslim-Brotherhood affiliated candidate in Michigan–concerning…

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      I am joining President Trump in supporting John James for US Senate from Michigan (not that my endorsement means squat, unlike our great President). I’ve sent his campaign several small donations. Anyone have any ground reports on him?

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  8. Menagerie says:

    I took my grandson on a train ride last week. Rode the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad through the Nantahala Gorge. We both loved it, and the scenery was breathtaking.

    Only disappointment was that they have two trains leaving at the same time.One is the Moonshine Experience. Sadly, my grandson is not old enough for that one yet.

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! Taco Tuesday!!

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  10. Lucille says:

    Last Sunday evening I watched this tearjerker melodrama…had a good sniffle and thought about all those articles by killjoy psychiatrists who claim falling in love can’t happen overnight. Phooey on them.

    “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944) Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I knew two different couples who met, went home together, never parted, married in a couple of weeks and stayed together. It can happen. Unfortunately, I don’t think it happens that often that it really works.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Leaving out the strange way we met I knew Czarina for about 18 months before I decided to leave everything behind, such as it was, and move almost across the country with her. Before we moved I hadn’t moved in with her, though a good deal of my kitchen untensils were at her place, so the move was a bit of a surprise.
        We’ve been together for a short 40ish years, so far so good, surprising a lot of people over the years who swore we’d never make it. “Oil and water jes don’ mix”, they’d say. “Nope”, I reply, “but when properly blended thery make a helluva emulsion”.

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      • DH and I met on a warship in Savannah Harbour in 1988. 3 years later we married, but had only actually spent 6 weeks together! Him away at sea or England, and me in the USA. We wrote, and he would call me from all over the world. He even called me from Admiral Nelson’s desk on HMS Victory once.

        I always said I spent a long weekend in Savannah and my ship came in!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          LOL πŸ™‚

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Our first date, and we weren’t dating, is when we worked together at a charity ‘haunted house’ she was an unfriendly corpse and I was a ghoul under a table that would grab your ankles – we were type-casted. Second date, we still weren’t dating, was when we were scavenging at a newly built nuclear pile rod procerssing plant and she slammed my finger in a trunk. he dating ‘dating’ was really rather uneventful.

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        • czarina33 says:

          Well said!

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      • Menagerie says:

        I fell for my husband from the first time he spoke to me. We went out soon after that. Six months later we were married.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        My son and DIL met at a shooting match, and he scored for her when she shot. They knew each other for about 20 min. They seemed to have a lot in common and he asked for her number, which she gave to him. He told me he didn’t to the “guy” thing where they wait to call. He called as soon as he got back to school. He had already decided he was going to marry her. Luckily, she was of the same mind. πŸ™‚ He is lucky. He got a woman who adores him, a mother and father-in-law who adore him, and a brother-in-law who is like a brother to him.

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        • czarina33 says:

          Wow!

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            They didn’t see each other again for about 6 more weeks, but they texted and talked on the phone every day. Her parents had some reservations until they met him and then they just loved him, too. They had to wait until he graduated from Annapolis to get married, which they did 10 days after graduation. She finished her last couple of courses after they married.Their first 3 or 4 years together, it was a long distance relationship for the most part, because he was then sent off to sea. They waited to have a baby until he got shore duty and could be home. They have taken everything is stride and she is a real trooper.

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    About a week ago, two bodies were found burned beyond recognition in a weed-filled lot near our NOLA property. Today the news announced the incident will be investigated and treated by NOPD as a homicide!
    Wow, glad they determined this wasn’t just another of those tragic lithium-ion battery accidents.

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    • litenmaus says:

      Just looked at my timeline and it’s been thirty days since a young woman was found murdered, propped against a garbage dumpster. No public information has been released. No name, no age, no details. Just another day at the FBI.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        NOPD has a helicopter up looking for a boating accident victim in Lake Pontchartrain – interesting how it seemd to be hovering in the news shot every time the cameras show up. Just wondering how many drones could be up covering a much larger area in hi-resolution for the price of one chopper burning sky.

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      • Lucille says:

        Your comment made me think of Sue Grafton’s novel “Q is for Quarry”…

        Who Was Jane Doe?
        True Life Subject of Sue Grafton’s “Q Is for Quarry” Still a Mystery
        Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Barney Brantingham
        https://www.independent.com/news/2011/jul/21/who-was-jane-doe/

        Sue Grafton was a wonderful writer. If you’ve not read any of her alphabet series novels which began in 1982, “A”, “B”, and “C” are out under one cover. Passing away this last December, she’s the only novelist I’ve ever cried for when notice of her death arrived. She was working on “Z…” and her family has decided to let it remain unfinished. Not having met anyone who knew her to corroborate this, just looking at her photos I always had the feeling that she was a woman with a good and happy heart.

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        • litenmaus says:

          One of my big ‘wish I would have’s” is that I wish I would have purchased the first print edition of “A is for Alibi”….I hope the family stands firm and leaves the “Z: unfinished and unpublished. Kind of a fitting tribute IMO.

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        • stella says:

          I just finished “Y is for Yesterday”. She will be missed.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Some years back we had a corpse found hanging from a bridge. It’s hands were tied behind its back and there was a bullet hole in its head. Spokesjerk just blurted out that “we’re not ruling out the possibility of suicide”.

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          • lovely says:

            Good grief πŸ™„.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Well on this side of the border we had a county sheriff and some deputies arrested for being full memebers of the Dixie mafia.

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              • lovely says:

                Our mayor is a democrat. He is also a practicing attorney.

                We have an event every Friday during the summer, “Friday Night Live” it is a fun night out with live bands, food and you always run into folks you know, just a really nice community event.

                Rumor has it, (note again the creepy chap is an attorney 😎),that the mayor’s friends live where Friday Night Live takes place. They hate the night, the noise, the people, well, maybe you shouldn’t have bought a house in the middle of a business district in downtown if you don’t like noise bozos.

                IMO the mayor has been trying to get Friday Night Live shut down just because of his snooty friends and his own general stupidness.

                I was asked to help him out with a charity event, it would have been me him and maybe 2 other people together in a small space for about 4 hours.

                Nope.

                I told him to suck an egg πŸ™‚ .

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Yeah, once many turds get elected they get carried away with the power and think God’s appointed and annointed them to be oligarchs. After Katrina a major auto maker donated a slug opf SUVs to the city and first responders as so many official cars were destroyed. Much of the city govertnment, including some city council jerks, took them for personal use – fire, police and EMTs could ride bicycles as far as they were concerned.

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                  • lovely says:

                    I believe it. Sadly more likely the rule than the exception.

                    Did I ever tell the story of how a city official gave his buddy a couple of towns away a contract to store our street salt? So our public storage facilities were empty and we were paying big bucks to store the salt about 15 (?) miles away. Sure enough a terrible winter and people are seeing our salt trucks making a long haul in terrible storms. The streets were a real problem because the trucks had to drive through the storms to get the salt.

                    The excuse? The magnificent altruistic deal maker thought the city could rent out the salt storage domes to another entity and come out ahead in the end.

                    😏

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                My first thought was, “Did the poor guy know the Clintons?”

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        • czarina33 says:

          One of my favorite writers. Started with A in 2007 and read straight through to R, then eagerly waited for the library to get each subsequent book. I liked the way she stayed true to the timeline she set, not moving Kelsy into cell phones & computers. Felt more like 1940’s gumshoe detective work!

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  12. Lucille says:

    Amtrak & CSX in Ashland, Both with Private Cars!
    Virtual Railfan YouTube Channel

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    • czarowniczy says:

      That about looks like our ‘big city’ just down the road – same type of storefronts and we have a train track running thru it north to south.

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  13. lovely says:

    Something is going on folks, I mentioned that whispers here are that Ryan is running against Trump in 2020 for the presidency. People who might really know don’t speak with me anymore since I blasted Scott over his boorish way he left the presidential race and his attacks on president Trump, so I have no real information if it is true or not but lean more toward truth.

    Milwaukee which is rivaled maybe only by Chicago for per capita shootings is a wreck.

    A couple of chaps were shot and killed in a Milwaukee park last night and the ever brilliant mayor Tom Barrett said “People, maybe just do’t pick up your gun?” So now that Tom has spoken up it seems the shootings will end.

    πŸ™„

    Anyhow, that said, there are a lot of very nice spots in Milwaukee. But there are far more dumps and dangerous places.

    But wait! Another business is coming in and building a hundred million dollar hotel/shopping/dining center.

    Perhaps I should just applaud President Trump’s economy and be done with it, but ever since Walker showed his hand and Ryan exposed his hatred for our President and our Republic I always raise my eyebrow when this kind of money comes into WI, especially Milwaukee.

    Foxconn is a huge boon and that I believe was President Trump’s doing but it irks me that it is opening in Ryan’s district as did the Amazon Super warehouse.

    Things that deserve a hmmmm…..

    And on a side joke.

    A white democrat is running for Milwaukee County Sheriff, he is running commercials promising to clean up all the awful things that the rascally Sheriff David Clarke did to the African American community.

    The sad thing is that many if not all Milwaukee democrats really believe that Sheriff David Clarke is a man who hates black people.

    Mad Mad world.

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  14. Gil says:

    We have another fire that started yesterday, the Holy fire. Its gotten much bigger and the giant plume is visible from home. Im not threatened but its burning a forest area. 4000 acres last night. 2% contained.

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  15. 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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  16. The Tundra PA says:

    Excellent news in the Michigan Senate race: John James has a 15 point lead with almost 25% of precincts reporting! Go John!

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  17. Lucille says:


    Moon and Jupiter over Norfolk Southern Railroad, Abingdon, Virginia

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