General Discussion, Friday, August 24, 2018

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Wow, my Chromebook strikes back. I logged on to the site and posted a reply only to discover my system, for some reason, took me back to a thread from mid-March. Gonna have to smack this thing around a bit.

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  2. lovely says:

    I have been wondering about the Flynn-esque vibe to the sudden guilty plea.

    I don’t know that Wictor hit the nail on the head but I think he presents a plausible idea.

    The most important thing right now for the oligarchs is stopping the Kavanaugh. Life is fill right now I look forward to being able to dig into this stuff more deeply but I stand behind delineating politics to President Trump and not sweating it.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1032500733764022272.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=internal

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

    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. stella says:

    Don’t miss Menagerie’s fine post over at CTH this morning, if you haven’t already seen it. As a result, we have quite a few lurkers from over there. Be on your best behavior, and welcome our visitors!

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Gotta laugh over this one, I have heard every one of them. I had not realized though that I swanny was as common!

    https://www.southernthing.com/if-internet-abbreviations-were-southern-2598415446.html

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  7. Gil says:

    McCain going to dc treatment. I dont have anything nice to say. At all.

    Sen. John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, has made the decision to discontinue medical treatment, his family said in a statement on Friday.

    “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment,” the family of the Arizona Republican said in a statement.

    The statement went on to say, “Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.”

    https://ktla.com/2018/08/24/sen-john-mccain-to-discontinue-treatment-for-brain-cancer-family-says/

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  8. Gil says:

    I had read about this story of a new hire public school dean in California attempting to have sex with a minor caught on the internet. They think more victims and he had been at the school as a teacher.
    LISTEN UP NOW: It just came out that he is an inactive priest. I bet he was assaulting kids all these years. Snd the school district not only hired him, they promoted him!
    These institutions are intentionally putting kids in danger.

     “A Banning school administrator who pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to lure a minor to have sex is on “inactive leave” as a Roman Catholic priest, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    Charles Patrick Mayer, 55, of Menifee, is “not in ministry and living privately, since September of 2000 due to a failure to adhere to Archdiocesan policies concerning interaction with youth and young adults. The Archdiocese has no record of allegations of sexual misconduct by Charles Mayer,” the archdiocese said in a statement Thursday.

    The statement was part of a bulletin to parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Northridge, a Los Angeles neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, which was Mayer’s first assignment as a priest after his 1996 ordination until 2000.”

    https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/08/24/jailed-banning-school-administrator-was-a-priest/

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  9. stella says:

    What do you guys think about the stories that the Trump CFO and the National Enquirer President have been given immunity in the Cohen case? From what I have gathered so far, it only has to do with the payments made to the two bimbos.

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    • Gil says:

      Something I saw on PDT next door, going after Trymp business itself. I called it “the kitchen sink strategy.”
      Going to throw it all out there now bc of midterms and they are scared. Doesnt mean I dont get anxious, feel down, or throw my hands up. Its exhausting bc of all the subterfuge and intentional deception on both sides, bad vs good and all.
      I think this is severe intimidation tactics by that one attorney working for the sc. Cant remember his name.
      Vile commie stasi tactics.
      Its gonna start a hot war if midterms go off the rails, antifa gets crazy, etc.

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    • lovely says:

      The enemies of America are handing out immunity like candy.

      I call this nonsense preemptive pardons 🙂 . See they don’t want President Trump to pardon their quarry.

      What a time to be alive.

      I like to think like Wictor, Adams and Dershowitz. Combine their thought process and you have a really good viewing point.

      Why are prosecutors handing out immunity like candy? Because they need something. They do not care what it is, they need a sound bite to try and stop the Kavanaugh confirmation and to manipulate the November elections.

      I think we are so used to looking for motives that now that sides have been so clearly and blatantly been defined, drawn and decided, it is hard to not accept things at face value. But more than ever much is just as it appears.

      The Left is totally mad, insane, delusional, President Trump has pulled back the curtain and revealed their ugliness not only to people who pay attention and gasp at it depths of depravity and corruption that is main street oligarchy but also to a lot of apolitical people who are utterly shocked that people like Obama and Paul Ryan are foul stains on the tapestry of humanity.

      I remember my MIL telling me that there really was no difference between Obama and Romeny but my brain was not able to wrap itself around that simple truth at the time. Shame on me.

      Meanwhile that darn President Trump keeps surviving the witch hunt so now now the pitchfork carriers and the scythe bearers are going after his circle of loyal friends, remember immunity especially Federal Immunity really means nothing if a prosecutor wants to nail someone to the wall, crimes can be found anywhere.

      So the prosecutors are demanding that the defendants compose. That is all they have. It is an act of desperation that should give us confidence.

      President Trump is very transparent. He already has lived his life, he already has said he doesn’t care about the money, he already shrugged his shoulders about if his life should come to an end, “Meh”, he has by his life and personality inoculated himself against the Left.

      We knew there were extramarital affairs, he all but admitted it many times, if you watch old videos of him he says things like “Stay away from me” to a young woman, “Women are my weakness” “I’m a happily married man” etc.

      My own opinion is not so much that the prosecution for the Left, (how dare they say that are for the people) are trying to break President Trump and get him to willingly leave office but as I said earlier in this post they need to stop the Kavanaugh confirmation. The Kavanaugh confirmation fundamentally changes the world. Ginsburg is incompetent and if the republicans maintain their numbers through this upcoming election cycle Ginsburg will be replaced by President Trump. She is a frail hate filled shrew. I have no doubt she will be forced into a competency test if we have the numbers and the critters of DC catch some spine off of President Trump.

      The core of President Trump is solid as a rock. He has a goal and he is going to achieve it.

      We have seen nothing yet.

      Wait for it.

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      • stella says:

        What bothers me is that the Feds have handed off some of this to NY State prosecutors. If someone is prosecuted at the state level (such as Eric or Donald Trump Jr), and they are found guilty of something, President Trump cannot pardon them.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          That bothers me, too. 😦

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          • lovely says:

            Aus, President Trump is the chef in this video, he ain’t worried. He can beat them blindfolded, he keeps telling them that he can and will defeat them.

            The entitled elitist wannabe tyrants continue to stoke the flames at the risk of their own freedom, they keep playing with fire because they think they are fireproof. It never ends well for arrogant fire players who think they are immune to the flames.

            Me, I’ll put a marshmallow on a stick and hold it just above the flames.

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        • lovely says:

          I know, the president has no power in state court. Let ’em try it. Eric and Don Jr.

          Remember all of this, everything is fruit of the poisoned tree. No matter how circuitous route the prosecution might use to point a finger eventually that finger is going to be shopped off.

          Whack!!! Get that gangrene thing outta here!

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  10. Sharon says:

    I gave public voice to observations about the normalizing of lawlessness this morning.

    I was at Safeway at the can-recycling thingies – Oregon charges 10 cents per can at the point of purchase, and those machines are how we get our dimes back.

    Big signs posted all around stating that state law also limits returns to 140 cans or bottles per day per customer.. Safety actually does do a good job keeping the area clean and functional. It’s not horrible.

    Two Mexican guys with three grocery carts piled high are hogging and jamming two of the three machines. The line of regular people with normal quantities is longer than I’ve ever seen it. Didn’t have anything better to do and the weather has finally cooled from the 90s, so I decided just to watch and wait it out.

    Finally, a normal woman behind me caught a store employee who came out to provide some service and pointed out the abuse being casually implemented. (We’re talking at least twenty minutes at this point, with no end in sight). The employee just nodded her head, even as that woman pointed directly at the big sign in the window that announced the limit. Then she smiled in an embarrassed sort of way and disappeared.

    As the woman stepped back into line behind me, I said in a normal outside voice, “But you see, the law does not apply to them.”

    Silence for a second. Then….she asked seriously,

    “But why not??? ….”

    Again with normal outside voice, I explained, “Because they have decided the law does not apply to them.”

    “Lawlessness at all levels” is, very often, the answer to the questions that come with hand-wringing, “How could this have happened? Why don’t they do something? How can he/she possibly get by with this?”

    Lawlessness accepted.

    I don’t have the emotional or physical strength to be ticked off all the time – and that’s not effective anyway – but I will report that it felt good to speak up in a normal tone of voice and point out to a line of people in a public place that our country is actually infested with individuals and groups who specifically do not consider themselves subject Federal, State, or local laws.

    Lawlessness. It’s a powerful tool.

    Passive lawlessness.

    Here’s a good version of an old standby, with three different tempos:

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  11. Sharon says:

    And now I am watching this offering, as an antidote for the other – just started, so I hope it’s all good. Sometimes links turn out not to be what I thought……………..

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  12. stella says:

    This is an interesting suggestion.

    Massive retaliation

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/massive_retaliation.html

    The way for President Trump to handle the newly energized collusion investigation by is massive retaliation…

    1. Trump should advocate in public, and then if necessary assert through his authority, that the investigation of the election by Mueller is to be expanded to include all participants and all activities in the campaign without limit.

    Mueller’s new charge would be “to determine whether there were any irregularities of any nature whatsoever in the 2016 campaign from any source whatsoever,” with a special focus and separate report on the violence at Trump rallies. This separate report will include a description of the participants in the violence; their method of organization and transportation; their leadership – including the roles of Robert Creamer and Scott Foval, if any – and how, by how much, and from whom they were financed.

    The point is that Trump doesn’t fire Mueller, but rather, in the interest of justice, expands his remit.

    2. Then the second thing Trump does is to get a special counsel appointed to investigate whether the use by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state of unsecured communications did any damage to the national security and national interests of the United States in any way whatsoever and to prosecute any violations of the law found in the course of that investigation, including any irregularities in past investigations.

    Also investigate how, if at all, the joint income of Hillary and Bill Clinton of $85 million during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state was related to her official duties and to prosecute any illegalities therefrom.

    3. Then the third thing Trump does is to get a special counsel appointed to investigate whether the payoffs by Congress to persons charging sexual misconduct by congresspeople were in-kind contributions to their campaigns at any point in time and whether they covered up any crimes by congresspeople and to prosecute those crimes. Also investigate any possible involvement by their associates and families, and prosecute them if involved.

    His argument: These critical issues have been brought to his attention by the investigation of Mueller and, in the case of Secretary Clinton, by his greater understanding of the importance of secrecy in national communications now that he is president. There’s also the importance of probity in office and of not profiting from public service in order to properly serve the public, which is a theme of his administration.

    Massive retaliation. The Republic is at stake.

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  13. stella says:

    I’m feeling really down this evening about what is going on with the President. He really needs our prayers. I am so afraid that he will be destroyed by the evil ones, and that we will lose our beautiful country.

    I needed something good to see or read tonight, so I’m watching Tender Mercies. Lucille suggested it the other day, and it’s really good.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m having a little problem with that, too. 😦

      Like

    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have decided to watch Pride and Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. That always cheers me.

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    • lovely says:

      I didn’t watch the Ohio rally but President Trump is not worried is he? President Trump was the sole owner of something like 200 companies before he ran for the presidency. The reason he is always audited (before his presidential run) is that the IRS said no one can run so much as a sole proprietor. Yet citizen Trump did it.

      No one can beat the Bush Dynasty. And yet Trump did.

      No one can beat Scott Walker and his conservative base. And yet Trump did.

      No one can survive saying that he prefers soldiers who do not get caught while questions if a POW is a real hero or not. And yet Trump did.

      No one can survive talking about grabbing won by the p*ssy and survive. And yet Trump did.

      No would ever bring a woman Bill Clinton raped, a woman who was raped as a little girl whose assailant was defended by Hillary Clinton to a televised debate. And yet Trump did.

      No one can overcome the biased press, the propaganda machine that falsely bears the title of “news”. And yet Trump did.

      No one can beat the Clinton machine. And yet Trump did.

      Don’t sweat it, pray and go about your business, people who know what they’re doing are in charge, and they are actual patriots.

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  14. stella says:

    I never thought I’d retweet Geraldo Rivera, but there you are.

    Liked by 4 people

  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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