General Discussion, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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79 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    Be blessed!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:


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  3. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks πŸ™‚ .

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    I’m willing to bet that neat valley was carved by a glacier – that’s what I get for a very expensive geology class in undergrad school.

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  5. Lucille says:

    The full moon was absolutely beautiful tonight. The clouds kept passing over and then the brightness would shine through, followed by a full view. Sitting on my porch just taking it all in, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so huge and spectacular before.

    This is sort of what it looked like…

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  6. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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  8. Lucille says:


    Ahhmmm, this guy is the guide…they grow em’ fine there in Scotland…

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  9. czarina33 says:

    Today is National Comic Book Day, Voter Registratin Day, Math Storytelling Day, (and the best…) National Lobster Day.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Menagerie says:

      This time of year makes me think of my fall trip all over New England. I really wish I could go up there for a longer stay. I’d eat blueberries and lobster, every day.

      Those little wild blueberries are incredibly good. Way better than our berries down here.

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      • Gil says:

        Ive never had wild blueberries but i wish i could have a vacation like that too. Ive seen them in tour books for about $4000. Not including airfare. Eeekk!

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        • Menagerie says:

          I had the budget trip. πŸ˜€ My son is an owner/operator trucker, and I have gone with him several times. So, it was mostly food that I bought and I took as much as his little refrigerator would hold with us.

          It was a great time.

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    • rheavolans says:

      Getting sick of all this “have you registered to vote” nonsense. Ugh.

      Idea: if you need endless prompting to remember that you have to register to vote before you’re allowed to vote, you aren’t smart enough to be allowed to vote. 😑

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  10. Gil says:

    Todays pic reminds me of the sound of music.

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  11. Gil says:

    Our jousung market is slowing and it might end up in a recession here. We will see. Prices are still outrageous but they are having to drop. Still, on the next street over 3 houses have come up for sale in 6 weeks. 1 got its asking, 1 dropped 20k then sold, another dropped 12k and is still sitting.
    The chinese own thousands of our houses here in socal so if they have to sell due to economy at home it will play in our favor, I hope.
    And the people who control the calpers public employees retirement fund are trying to hire a ceo who is a naturalized US citizen, from china, who still works with Chinese govt.
    Between china and mexico, the dimms dont care much about us citizens.

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    • Gil says:

      Our housing market…


    • Lucille says:

      At one time CalPers never spent a dime of their principal. All pensions were paid out of the interest, etc. they made. Investments were totally secure. Then, of course, the Assembly glanced CalPers way and got their grubby hands on the money and the board.

      Giving over CalPers to a Chinese naturalized American who still works for the Chinese government!!! Guess they’re now showing what their true color is…red.

      It’s more than time Americans recognize that China aims to rule the world.

      China’s Geography Problem
      Published on Oct 10, 2017

      How Africa is Becoming China’s China
      Published on Jul 31, 2018

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Great white’s back, dammit.


  13. 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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  14. Gil says:

    Oh my gosh. It looks like lapd just arrested a serial killer. AN ILLEGAL ALIEN? previous deportation to el salvador. His aunt and uncle in texas are missing, so he fled here to CA and killed multiple people. This is a big story if anyone can investigate his status and publish this story beyond local media.

    AΒ man who fled Texas following the disappearance of his aunt and uncle has been linked to a series of violent beatings, three of them deadly, in downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, officials announced Tuesday.

    Ramon Escobar, 47, was booked on suspicion of murder in the death of three men, LAPD and Santa Monica police said at a news conference. He was also detained on suspicion of attempted murder in the assault of four others, officials said.

    Calling him a “violent predator,”Β LAPD Lt. William Hayes said Escobar’s main motive was robbery even though the victims all appeared to be homeless. Detectives also believed the suspectβ€”who had a criminal history including trespassing, burglary and assault in Texasβ€”to be homeless himself.

    Ramon Escobar is seen in an undated booking photo. (Credit: Harris County Sheriff’s Office via CNN)

    Houston police interviewed the suspect on Aug. 30 regarding Dina and Rogelio Escobar, his aunt and uncle who went missing days earlier, Hayes said.

    Authorities suspected that after the questioning, the 47-year-old drove to Los Angeles.

    On Sept. 8, Escobar allegedly attacked a person sleeping on the beach at around 6:45 a.m. in Santa Monica. That victim sustained trauma to the head but has since been released with no recollection of the incident, Santa Monica police Capt. Wendell Shirley said.

    Two days later, Escobar carried out a similar assault near the beach and left a man in a coma, according to detectives.

    He then allegedly traveled to downtown Los Angeles where, on Sept. 16, he attacked three homeless people sleeping along Flower Street.

    Kelvin Williams, 59, and Branden Ridout, 24, died four days later, while the third victim, Tievon Harmon, 23, remained on life support, officials said. Authorities did not provide the spellings of their names.

    According to detectives, the assailant hit each of the victims repeatedly with a baseball bat in the head and shoulders before going through their belongings.

    On Sept. 20, Escobar allegedly beat a man to death under the Santa Monica Pier.

    Although authorities initially described 39-year-old Steven Cruze Jr., as homeless, the victim’s family said he lived in San Gabriel and worked on charter and whale-watching boats. He sometimes slept in a hammock on the beach, his aunt, Christine Arias, told KTLA.

    Escobar was arrested Monday in Santa Monica shortly after the beating of a homeless man in the 1500 block of Seventh Street, LAPD said. That victim also sustained blunt-force trauma to the head and fell into a coma, Wendell said.

    When they noticed that Escobar, who had a distinctive gait, resembled the suspect described in the downtown L.A. attacks, Santa Monica officials alerted LAPD.

    Detectives searched Escobar’s 2004 black Honda CRV and reported finding a wooden baseball bat and bolt cutters, believed to have been used in Monday’s beating.

    Southern California officials on Monday evening spoke with Houston police, who were searching for Escobar in the disappearance of his relatives.

    The suspect served time in prison from 1995 to 2000 in connection to a burglary, Lt. Hayes said at Tuesday’s news conference. Escobar was also involved with an assault in November 2017 and criminal trespassing in February, the lieutenant added.

    It appeared that Escobar was previously deported to El Salvador for a felony, according to Hayes, who did not provide further details about that case.

    Escobar, who was being held without bail, was scheduled to be arraigned at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

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