General Discussion, Saturday, September 29, 2018

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  1. “The Waefu’ Heart” by Scottish painter Thomas Duncan 1841

    (overtired – thought Saturday = dogs! – oh well…)
    Have a great day everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Lucille says:

    Another day to start off with a funny since I’m trying real hard not to wish a pox upon all Democrat houses…

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  3. Lucille says:

    A much better attitude than mine today follows…

    It was posted at CTH that Ashley Kavanaugh has requested everyone pray Psalm 40 for the family…

    Psalm 40

    I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
    He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
    he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
    He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.

    Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.
    Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
    who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.

    Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
    None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.

    Sacrifice and offering you did not desireโ€”
    but my ears you have openedโ€”
    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
    Then I said, โ€œHere I am, I have comeโ€”
    it is written about me in the scroll.
    I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.โ€

    I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
    I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know.
    I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
    I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
    I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
    from the great assembly.

    Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
    For troubles without number surround me;
    my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
    They are more than the hairs of my head,
    and my heart fails within me.

    Be pleased to save me, Lord;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.
    May all who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
    may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
    May those who say to me, โ€œAha! Aha!โ€
    be appalled at their own shame.

    But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
    may those who long for your saving help always say,
    โ€œThe Lord is great!โ€

    But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    may the Lord think of me.
    You are my help and my deliverer;
    you are my God, do not delay.

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  4. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day kiddos!

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  6. 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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 5 people

  8. stella says:

    I hate these evil people …

    From Facebook:

    And so it begins. The Katz firm will urge Ford to file charges knowing that she is in no jeopardy of being found to have been filing a false charge. Or Avenati will get his client to do it.

    The Maryland investigation will not be under any of the the time constraints of the FBIโ€™s investigation. We will then hear that we cannot confirm a Justice who is under the cloud of an open criminal investigation. Game, set, match.

    Earlier this week, a group of Maryland lawmakers, all Democrats, called for the state to conduct its own criminal investigation into decades-old sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    In their letter Tuesday, the Democrats said they were writing to โ€œexpress our concern about the need for an investigation into recent high-profile allegations of sex assault in our county. … We believe local law enforcement has the authority to investigate allegations of crimes without need for a formal complaint, and we further believe third parties have standing to bring such complaints.โ€

    Fortunately, any such complaint would be classified as a misdemeanor, and there was a one-year statute of limitations at the time the so-called “crime” was committed. Makes me wonder why they would investigate it, if that is the case. Other than it’s another delay tactic, of course.

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  9. stella says:

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  10. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Steve Herman
    โ€Verified account @W7VOA

    โ€œThe FBI is all over, talking to everybodyโ€ฆI would expect itโ€™s going to turn out very well for the judge,โ€ @POTUS tells reporters on South Lawn prior to boarding Marine One. โ€œThey have free reign, theyโ€™re going to do whatever they have to do.โ€

    Fin Gomez
    โ€Verified account @finnygo
    9m9 minutes ago

    Before he left the White House, @realDonaldTrump took several questions from reporters. Said the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh was a โ€œblessing in disguise.โ€

    Steve Herman
    โ€Verified account @W7VOA
    5m5 minutes ago

    โ€œIโ€™d like to find out who leaked the papers” about Kavanaugh accuser Ford, adds @POTUS. “Was it Senate Feinstein? Certainly her body language was not very good.โ€

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  11. 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.


  12. Gil says:

    Hi all. Kiddo saw lcsw today. She said at the most of what she gathers no add spectrum, autism, oppositional defiance disorder. One of her sons had adhd and odd so she knows it when she sees it.Maybe its developmental and not ready for kindergarten or sensory processing so she recommended going through the district testing. I was told the testing courtesy of our taxes is close to $3000.00.
    She thought the letter from his school was too general and sounded like some normal boy developmental things.
    She was very concerned about him peeing in the bathroom. He didnt want to talk about it. I saw 3 overt avoidance moments from him while there. She agrees that something triggered that out of anger. And to watch the interactions with staff. He did say he likes his teacher.
    She also to me to stop stressing out and same for mr. Gil. To play with him more and not be so harsh with consequences(I banned him from tv except POTUS rallies) but make sure he gets them. I have been letting mr gil’s frequent negative frustration get to me way too much. Ive got to make myself play with him more while he still wants to.
    So next step is the district meetings and lots of note taking. Then the lcsw said come back to check kiddo and she will help me sort through the recommendations. Not free but shes experienced, local, and nice enough that kiddo was comfortable with her.
    Until all this is done its one day at a time. I told him Id take him to a pumpkin patch and bouncy house if he gets his achievement stars for 2 days in a row.

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    • stella says:

      Sounds positive, and as though things are moving along. She’s right – relax and don’t be too hard on yourself!


    • Menagerie says:

      Gil, hope you took this woman’s words to heart. Slow and easy. If he acted out in anger (sure sounds like it) it’s not as bad as it sounds, as long as he learns to express it better as he goes.

      Maybe he feels threatened, under pressure, or even worse. Five year olds absolutely know what the emotions are around them. If he isn’t quite mature enough yet for school expectations that is not a failure on his part but it is exactly what he may be feeling from the teachers.

      We all get angry. As adults most of us know how and when to express it. Little guys don’t.

      I like the suggestions to go easy because that takes some pressure off of him. If he is feeling that from you, his dad, and school it won’t help him. He is too little for that now. Encouragement is key.

      It will be fine, just not easy. There is a difference!

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  13. stella says:

    If anyone has seen the claim that Judge Kavanaugh lied about the drinking age in Maryland (it was raised to 21 in 1983), here are a couple of points to clarify:

    Also, Maryland allows minors to drink in non-alcohol serving premises with parental consent. Alcohol is also allowed to be consumed by minors if the person who gives the alcohol to the minor is an adult member of the minorโ€™s immediate family.


  14. stella says:

    Dems Quietly Plan to Review and Release Trump’s Taxes

    Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to be quietly preparing to examine President Donald Trumpโ€™s tax returns, which he refused to release on the 2016 campaign trail, and publicly release portions of them. But only if their party regains control of the House or Senate after the midterm elections.

    Using a nearly 100-year-old statute, Democrats plan to use the little-known measure to legally obtain the presidentโ€™s past tax filings without his permission. Created in 1924 as a provision under the Internal Revenue Code, the law states the U.S. Treasury Department โ€œshallโ€ turn over โ€œany return or return informationโ€ requested by the chairmen of the House and Senate tax committees, in addition to Congressโ€™s Joint Committee on Taxation, for lawmakers to see.

    Those tax committees include the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.

    Democratic Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, told Politico the best approach to using the statute would be to โ€œget all of [Trumpโ€™s filings], review it and, depending on what that shows, release all or part of it.โ€

    CNN reported earlier in September of Democratsโ€™ ongoing efforts to convince Republican leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee to examine the tax filings.

    Republicans reportedly havenโ€™t budged on the issue. As of September 5, Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell of New Jersey said Republicans on the committee had voted down the idea 17 times…


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