General Discussion, Monday, September 3, 2018

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  1. Morning Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Labor Day!

    Here is a bright and cheery Monday blessing from Lucille for your holiday:

    For today’s art image on our extra day off, we have the opposing polo team from yesterday’s illustration ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Of course it’s polo so we could celebrate with the sponsor’s Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut champagne, or let’s be realistic, whatever your favorite beverage is. So here’s a fun question – what is everyone’s favorite celebratory beverage? I just found out there is a hot cinnamon liquor! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Maybe the game is in Florida nearby to this amazing art deco store in Cocoa Beach!

    and lastly here is another scripture lullaby.

    Have a fun & restful day everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Gil says:

      I think I driink in degrees of celebration. As in 1st end of a long week- margaritas, 2nd meeting a goal martini or amaretto sour, 3rd a big hoohaw- a realllyyy good bottle of wine. I have never had “good” champagne to know the difference in taste.
      Love the colors on that building.
      Happy monday!

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    • Morning G & C! Thank you for the cheerful greeting and pics! Have a beautiful day!

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    • czarina33 says:

      A vibrant yellow to start a week expected to be grey: yesterday & today a small low with occasional rain, tomorrow a topical storm with pretty much continual rain and some wind continuing into Wednesday.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I like a “Boozy Frappachino” or a “Frozen Tequila Sunrise” on a hot and lazy day.



    • czarowniczy says:

      there was – maybe still is – a polo club in West Palm just a few miles from our house. Never did get an interest in it – then again our class of people weren’t supposed to.


      • Menagerie says:

        True story. Back in the mid eighties we visited a plantation house in Nashville that belonged to a man from a prominent and extremely wealthy family who raised polo horses. Or maybe he just trained them, I can’t remember. My husband’s boss was friends with him, he was out of town and invited us to use his home while he was gone.

        On the way in we see this lovely home and my husband thought it was the mansion. No says his boss, that’s the caretaker’s house. “I could be a caretaker” my husband said.

        Another really nice house. The maid’s place. “”I could be a maid.”

        Then a huge wonderful building, immaculate. It’s the horse barn. You cannot tell it is a barn from outside at all. It had floors, not dirt, and it was air conditioned. Since I was selling very high quality millwork at the time, I could tell the windows (in every very large stall) were top quality.

        You got it, my husband decided he could be a horse.

        Finally we got to the mansion, which was beautiful and full of tasteful furnishings but it wasn’t nearly as large as the horse barn. In actual value, I’d bet the barn and horses were worth a lot more than the old mansion.

        It sure was a lovely place, situated on a prime piece of land along the river. It was a wonderful place. One that my class of people rarely get invitations to.

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  2. Here’s something fun to try on your lazy day holiday ๐Ÿ™‚
    I actually heard of this a couple of years ago, but purposely refused to find out how to make them, however I’ve now relented, and post this for the gastronomic enjoyment of all our Stellars – both the bacon and the carbo fans! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Bacon Fried Doughnuts!

    from www ohbiteit com

    What youโ€™ll need:
    glazed doughnuts
    thin cut maple bacon – about 4 slices per doughnut
    oil for frying (Canola)

    Simply wrap each doughnut with the bacon slices, and secure the end with a toothpick.
    (TOG&C Comment – I would not overlap the bacon too much in order to make sure it is cooked to an even doneness)

    Fry them up in about 2โ€ณ of hot (350 degree oil) until the bacon is golden and crispy.

    Let them cool for a minute and they will firm upโ€ฆ But definitely eat them warm, becauseโ€ฆwarm & gooey mouth heaven! Each doughnut is snuggled tight with crispy fried bacon that literally self-glazes as itโ€™s fried, gloriously gluing itself to each and every moist, sweet, bite of this doughnut!

    Isn’t it nice to know such a wonderful treat is soooo easy – AUGGHHH! NO!
    I must admit I feel a little evil posting this recipe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Gil says:

    We have fairs going on in CA and theres always tons of articles about fair food. This is the first new thing. A puffle cone. Its basically a waffle but puffy and made with egg so richer. Its some kind of a big deal but we keep our ice cream simple. Fun if you find it though. Theres an earl grey with lavender flavor too.

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  4. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Morning Everyone….. what a great bacon recipe. Water for coffee is dripping, water for tea is slowly boiling……

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. stella says:

    Joke Of The Day (follows this week’s general topic):

    Moishe meets Arnold at their social club and asks how Abe’s funeral went the other day.

    “It went OK, Moishe,” replied Arnold, “but at the end of the Rabbi’s eulogy, I had to try and stop myself from laughing aloud.”

    “Why was that?” asks Moishe.

    “Well,” says Arnold, “throughout his marriage to Miriam, she was always telling me what a mean man he was. He never had a steady job and the money he brought home to her wasn’t enough for food and clothing, let alone holidays. Yet he drank heavily and often stayed out all night gambling. Altogether, a good husband he was not. But at the funeral, the Rabbi spoke of how wonderful the deceased was – so considerate, so beloved, so thoughtful to others. Then, when the Rabbi had finished, I heard Miriam say to one of her children, “Do me a favor, David, go see whether it’s your father in the coffin.”

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  8. stella says:

    For OUTLANDER fans – Season 4 teaser:

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  9. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    What if McCain had beaten Obama in 2008 and served 8 years as President? Imagine how much MORE pomp and adulation the media would be heaping on him today!
    ROFLMAO. I can’t stop laughing.

    Bob: Are you kidding? He would have been impeached for colluding with the Russians or something.

    Jerome: That means Palin would be Prez. McCain still would have not invited her

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    As I posted next door, in anticipation of the upcoming rain event, yesterday we thought it was a good idea for me to service the septic system. During a heavy rain the groundwater can seep into the tanks, flood the system and cause a backup.
    L went out and took the tank cover off, reached in and decoupled the pump, pulled it out and cleaned the screen – tough part is reaching in to place the 5-pound pump on the end of about 5 feet of PVC pipe and redoing the coupling with one hand.
    My primary fear is falling into a tank full of our own….stuff…and drowning, sort of how I think it must be becoming a Democrat.

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  11. stella says:

    A Funeral For A World That Never Was

    …The bright line in American policy divides the utopians who believe that Americaโ€™s mission is to bring free markets and liberal democracies to the benighted, backward nations of the world, and realists like Trump.

    Senator McCain threw his support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the expectation that it would become a vehicle for Muslim democracy; Donald Trump proposed to insulate America from the problems of the Muslim world.

    McCain and Bush are Mainline Protestants, which is to say Wilsonian missionaries. Mitt Romney is the Mormon variety of the same thing. The Never-Trump neoconservatives, like Bill Kristol, John Podhoretz and the late Charles Krauthammer, played Sancho Panza to Bushโ€™s Don Quixote.

    Trump rose to the top in the Republican primaries when he proposed to freeze immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, a stark declaration that Americaโ€™s safety is what matters, not the fate of nations on the other side of the world…

    Story that horrified me:

    In July 2013, more than 30 million Egyptians โ€“ a majority of the adult population โ€“ demonstrated against the countryโ€™s Muslim Brotherhood government. Under General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptโ€™s military took control of the country, which was nearly out of food. Al-Sisi saved Egypt from starvation and chaos.

    Senator McCain sadly denounced the military takeover as a violation of the democratic process. Technically speaking it was a coup against an elected government, although under emergency conditions and with massive and visible popular support. So beguiled was McCain with the prospect of a democratic Islamic regime that he never accepted that his illusion had vanished.

    Sometime later I spoke with George W. Bushโ€™s Director of Central Intelligence, General Michael Hayden. โ€œWe were sorry that [Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed] Morsi was overthrownโ€ in July 2013, Hayden explained. โ€œWe wanted to see what would happen when the Muslim Brotherhood had to take responsibility for picking up the garbage.โ€

    โ€œGeneral,โ€ I remonstrated, โ€œwhen Morsi was overthrown, Egypt had three weeks of wheat supplies on hand. The country was on the brink of starvation!โ€ โ€œI guess that experiment would have been tough on the ordinary Egyptian,โ€ Hayden replied.

    He wasnโ€™t joking. The ideological commitment of the Establishment to a new global order made facts irrelevant. If things werenโ€™t that way, they should have been that way.

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  13. facebkwallflower says:

    Saw this comment on fb, โ€œAnyone notice General Kelly placed a balled up hand to his heart instead of a palmed hand when the casket was removed from the church? Maybe itโ€™s just a military thing.โ€

    Happen? Any meaning to it?


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