General Discussion, Friday, October 5, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    May you have a lovely autumn Friday…

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  2. Lucille says:


    Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996)
    The performance took place at the Blues Alley jazz supper club in Georgetown, DC, on the 3rd January 1996.

    French Connection: The Story Behind Johnny Mercer’s β€œAutumn Leaves”
    http://georgiamusic.org/french-connection-the-story-behind-johnny-mercers-autumn-leaves/

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    YES!

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  4. stella says:

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  5. stella says:

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  6. stella says:

    This is appalling. California has become a 3rd world country.

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    • Menagerie says:

      They are gonna need to run that wall right up the Cali border before long.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      They are just getting the city ready for all the third world country people they are bringing in. Want them to feel right at home.

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    • Lucille says:

      California is a hazard to your health! Imagine typhus! When is the last time you even heard that word?

      Downtown L. A. has always been a hazard in every way…often filthy…often scary with derelicts, drug addicts, people who are visibly physically ill laying and sitting around the streets in certain sections…even around the main police headquarters, the county buildings and the courts. It was shocking years ago…I can’t even imagine what it’s like today. Democratic = Demonic!

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      • stella says:

        The last time I was in LA was in the 1980’s, and there were derelicts laying in the gutters downtown even then. I was shocked, as you never see that in Detroit (imagine)!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, I had a buddy who lived in the Korean district. We’d been with the Koreans on Hiway 1 so we’d go and eat at the Korean spots and talk with the store owners. They complained about the junkies and rummies in the streets and how the city ignored them – unless they did something themselves and then the city came down on them. I particularly like how they said the streets and alleys smelled like Korean farms after a thaw.

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      • Col(R) Ken says:

        I’m shocked……..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’d say ‘more of a 3rd world country’. They didn’t have to remodel it much for Blade Runner.

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  7. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks!

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  8. lovely says:

    202-224-2523 @SenatorCollins
    202-224-3424 @SenatorEnzi
    202-224-4521 @JeffFlake
    202-224-3954 @Sen_JoeManchin
    202-224-6665 @lisamurkowski

    Keep calling, keep tweeting! Their mailboxes are not full Jerry Moran is voting to confirm. The more they hear from us the more they understand this is not a a Clinton/Obama/Bush world any longer.

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  9. Morning early risers! Hope y’all have a fantastic day!

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  11. #MomsforKavanaugh

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  12. 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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    I think I will just have tea and toast today. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • stella says:

      Murkowski = NO
      Manchin = YES

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Hm. Murkowski tired of being a senator?

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        *Sigh* I hate this Drama Queen stuff from my despicable senator. Five more minutes to be the center of media attention. She loves this. She’s as bad as Schmuckie Shummer when it comes to getting in front of a camera. We have already emailed her today, and included that 64% of Alaskans support Judge K’s confirmation. If she votes against it tomorrow, DH and I will be all out in 2022 to see her defeated.

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        • stella says:

          Kimberly Strassel’s comments:

          Kimberley Strassel
          @KimStrassel
          1) Just to be clear on what @lisamurkowski
          voted for today:
          –to legitimize and sign off on the most despicable tactics ever in a nomination.
          –to stand with Dianne Feinstein, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris.
          –to leave Judge Brett Kavanaugh subject to claims of perjury/impeachment
          2)
          –to abandon due process and presumption of innocence.
          –to potentially leave High Court at a 4-4 deadlock, putting the loony 9th circuit in control of everything that matters to Alaska–development, prop rights, gun rights, enviro rules, etc.

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        • lovely says:

          Tundra can you please bean her with a snowball on behalf of all of us?

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          • The Tundra PA says:

            I would SO love to do that, lovely! Now that she’s come out as a NO on Kavanaugh, I will work actively and tirelessly for a successful primary opponent in 2022. I would love that person to be Sarah Palin!

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  14. stella says:

    Today’s Trump Schedule

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    11:30 Am || Receives his intelligence briefing
    1:45 pm || Participates in a Defense Industrial Base Report Presentation
    2:45 pm || Participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 4, the β€œFAA Reauthorization Act of 2018”

    All times Eastern

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  15. Gil says:

    Just passed two gas stations. Both $4.09 for regular.
    Never seen this high.

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    Why we don’t spray for insects here.
    We will spray our garden if it gets so bad that the crickets lean up against the tomato cages and smoke cigars as they brag about what they done et, and we’ll have to start spraying the fruit trees a bit but beyond that – nothing.
    Our main driveway and secondary route are both through trees, the main drive being 20 feet wide at places, the secondary much closer due to branches overhanging. You’d think that 15 to 20 feet would be a bit wide for spiders but no, the drive’s full of them. At times they’re so dense that the car’s antenna – or your face if you’re on the ATV – is just draped with them.
    These webs are done by huge spiders, mostly by our army of native banana spiders, and they happen almost while you wait. I have no idea how they span ten to fifteen feet down the lake path in an area with little wind but they do, and the web itself is frequently the size of a double bed. They appear during the day and by the next morning are largely gone.
    It’s much the same with the grass spiders. When we have a very humid day the dew will condense on the grass and hundreds of square feet of lawn will be covered in dewy webs.
    Someone once told me that these rural areas will have as much as a million various spiders per acre – you just rarely see them. They’ve become as much of a visual treat to us as the regular and more edible wildlife.

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    • lovely says:

      So you’ve taken up horror writing as a pastime?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        No, that would be this afternoon when I went down to the mailbox and my drainage-ditch resident cottonmouth was crawling by my ATV about two feet from my bare feet.

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        • lovely says:

          😬As long as there weren’t hordes of spiders on you on the way back home then all is well.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The spiders do not bother anyone – those bol banana spiders just come up, look at ya, decide you’re either too big to eat or they don’t know what to do with the leftovers and slowly skitter off.

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            • lovely says:

              Still creepy and scary looking !

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              • czarowniczy says:

                How bout dem wolf spiders where deys carry dem babies on they backs? You jes touches one and they ex-plodes into hunnerds of spiderettes.

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                • lovely says:

                  😱Grosssssssss!!!

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I’m astartin’ to find them buttons…

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                  • lovely says:

                    Nono…… Did I ever tell the story of when I was a small girl and I saw a very delicate small ball, it almost looked like a tiny Christmas tree ornament in the window sill of our cottage. I went to pick it up and it sprung legs and ran across my hand. It was some type of creepy spider masquerading as a small ornament. I can still see that moment and feel that moment.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Yeah, felt like that until I had some really big ones just run over my hand or leg – figured they were more scared of me so since them we’ve had a respectful truce.
                    I’m just amazed and fascinated by them. The up-close on a spider’s a bit disconcerting but the beauty of the spider and its web is…amazing and fascinating.

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                  • lovely says:

                    You got your opinion and I’ve got mine. In reality I can see the fascination in them and the beauty in the sunlight reflected in the dew of their webs. Just the same they creep me out.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I’m also amazed by the numbers of things out here that eat insects and how many insects there are. We have fish in the lake constantly breaking water for bugs, a dozen different birds that eat them – including specialists like the flycatcher that flits around branches snagging flying insects close to tree trunks.
                    The spiders just add to it, they have their special little niches and we give each other space.

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            • JTR says:

              My SIL had a Tarantula as a pet when my GG was about 4yo. She just loved her spider! She had no fear and liked to hold it and let it crawl all over. She took it’s exo-skeleton to school once when it had molted, and her teacher just about passed out! That spider lived a long and happy life!

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              • JTR says:

                I didn’t know I am home to many spiders until I had my eye surgery. I never saw all of the cobwebs until then, I was shocked! I asked DH why he never said anything. He said he thought they were Halloween dΓ©cor!

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Czarina like spiders but her bete noire be the scorpion. I’ve always wanted one of those 8-inch long emperor scorpions but Czarina has…reservations.

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    • czarina33 says:

      I will take spiders any day over roaches. And the south has lots of roaches. Best place I lived was Utah, where there are no roaches!

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  17. Lucille says:

    For those still enjoying warm weather…and those of us who would like to…

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    • Gil says:

      Its in low 80s still. Finally opened the house for a .5 day. Nights are just about cool enough to leave open. Im ready for a season. That hurricaine rain storm was just a few windshield wipes worth for me.

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  18. JTR says:

    https://ew.com/tv/2018/10/04/outlander-season-4-ew-cover/

    For you Stella! Scroll down to the various covers. Great photos. My copy came with the one of the gorgeous red-haired dude!

    “Some Like It Scot!”

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  19. Gil says:

    The school district agreed to do the testing, although they noted that denial was considered. I’ve been filling out some paperwork, including 3 eval forms on behavior, social maturity, and other things. Not done yet. I dont like the legalese about “inviting” the parents to review everything when it is required for parents to ask for eval even if the school wants it.
    Mr Gil said to start preparing for home school because he FINALLY understands public school is not an option.
    I looked at his current math program, Saxon, and they have a home school curriculum. Im just going to bookmark it for later.

    https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math

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    • stella says:

      Hallelujah for Mr. Gil’s awakening! It’s possible you may home school, then opt to put him in public or parochial school later.

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    • Lucille says:

      Check also to see if there is a home school association via a social club or church or simply a group of parents who get together. That will bring the socialization so necessary after school and usually one day a week for games, music, dances, etc.

      Part of my family in Canada–Toronto area–homeschooled both a son and daughter for their entire school years through grade 12. A+ students, very well socialized via an association and through their church. They both graduated college with high scores.

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      • Gil says:

        Everyone says he is smart. I wont know what deficits he has until they do this testing. I can see his personality is not the same since starting school. Hopefully a better week next week.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Let me tell you this, Gil. Trust you motherly instinct. Don’t let anybody else convince you of things you don’t feel are right for your child. Don’t buy into it when they say he needs to go to school for “socialization”. Just remember so many of the kids that get that “socialization”. And, Lucille is right. There are many ways for him to socialize with other children. And, I think you are very intuitive and sensitive to what your child needs. Don’t be afraid to trust it.

          I was worried about putting too much pressure on my son. At the time, that was what parents were doing to their children. However, my SON taught me that wasn’t a problem for him. I timed him for something on his math one time and he begged me to time him on everything after that. He loved being pushed. My stopwatch was always nearby.

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        • stella says:

          Auscitizenmom is right. Other than school, can you name one aspect of life where you are forced into a situation where you are exposed only to people your own age? You are socialized by every person you meet, of all ages.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            One thing I noticed right off when we joined the homeschool group……..that is, the children were so well adjusted. They weren’t perfect, they wouldn’t have been well adjusted if they had been. But, they related well to the adults and the other children of all ages. Of course, there were some who had problems, but they were actually rare. I have objections to children being put in schoolrooms with children of their own age all day.

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        • JTR says:

          I know a lot of people that home-school. They all have a group of some sort that they socialize with. They go on field trips together, or movies or just hang out with the kids at sporting events. Here, they can actually play sports with the local school kids. These are some of the brightist kids around these parts!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      We used Saxon when I homeschooled. I really liked it.

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  20. stella says:

    Made a batch of my own powdered laundry detergent today. Really inexpensive for a large batch. I’ll let you know how it works.

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  21. Lucille says:

    This is such a beautiful photo, though I don’t know where it was taken. It would make a beautiful painting…

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  22. lovely says:

    I think Lindsey Graham really enjoys not being a pansy.

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  23. stella says:

    Hell may have frozen over.

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  24. stella says:

    Proud of these young conservative women:

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  25. 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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  26. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Judge Kavanaugh:

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/kavanaugh-v.-ford
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”

    “BE PLEASED, O LORD, TO DELIVER ME, LOOK DOWN, O LORD TO HELP ME. LET THEM BE CONFOUNDED AND ASHAMED TOGETHER, THAT SEEK AFTER MY SOUL TO TAKE IT AWAY. LET THEM BE TURNED BACKWARD AND BE ASHAMED THAT DESIRE EVILS TO ME.”

    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  27. lovely says:

    Things are going to get very ugly folks. I know we’ve all been saying it and seeing it.

    Today I was with a group of friends and we were talking amongst ourselves about the Kavanaugh debacle and I was talking about Ford’s attorney and her position that Paula Jones should have suffered no consequences from Bill Clinton’s exposing himself to her and asking for a sexual favor because “the whole thing only lasted about 12 minutes”.

    Out of nowhere a rabid nutcase wearing a Tony Evers (WI Governor democratic candidate) button and a “blue wave 2018” button started screaming at us about how she had overheard our conversation and was disgusted by women supporting a rapist. I told her I was disgusted by her supporting a partisan attorney who was abused and dismissed women who were real victims of sexual harassment. She was delusional in her anger spewing all kinds of crazy things.

    Anyhow thankfully she stormed out of the building. These people are crazy.

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  28. Lucille says:

    To match your day photo, Stella…

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