General Discussion, Friday, October 12, 2018

Beautiful Critters.

Greater Bird of Paradise, New Guinea.



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54 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, October 12, 2018

  1. Col(R) Ken says:

    Morning Everyone….. Coffee is ready, Water is hot for Tea. Hey it’s Friday………..

    Liked by 6 people

  2. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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  4. stella says:

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  5. stella says:

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  6. Gil says:

    Ive been playing a silly song every morning for kiddo. This is a really good one!
    Have a great day.

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  7. czarina33 says:

    More dancing birds.

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  8. stella says:

    Trump to appear on ’60 Minutes’

    President Trump will appear on CBS’s “60 Minutes” this Sunday, according to a Thursday night CNN report.

    The interview, which was reportedly taped on Thursday at the White House, will be conducted by the show’s longtime correspondent Lesley Stahl.

    The program’s camera crews were spotted leaving the White House on Thursday afternoon by Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts.

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  9. stella says:

    Today’s Trump Schedule

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing
    2:50 pm || Departs White House
    4:35 pm || Arrives Cincinnati, Ohio
    5:15 pm || Holds a fundraiser; Cincinnati
    7:00 pm || Hosts a Make America Great Again rally; Lebanon, Ohio
    8:55 pm || Departs Cincinnati
    10:30 pm || Arrives White House


  10. czarowniczy says:

    Well the Archbishop in NOLA has said the Church is compiling a list of known-to-the-Church child molesters/accused child molesters who WORK FOR THE CHURCH and will release it to the public.
    I can’t see how the Archbishop can possibly not see how this is placing the Church straight into the path of an onrushing liability freight train. By the time this sorts out the St Louis cathedral in Jackson Square is going to be a beignet stand with proceeds going to litigants and their lawyers.

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  11. Gil says:

    This woman should be ashamed of herself. The school obviously thinks she violated the trust between a teacher and students. I sure wouldn’t want an active teacher deriding former students like this.

    A California school district has reassigned a teacher who said Trump aide Stephen Miller would eat glue off his arm when he was in her third grade classroom.

    Nikki Fiske is a teacher in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

    In a piece inΒ The Hollywood Reporter, she said that when Miller was 8, he would pour glue on his arm, wait for it to dry, peel it off and eat it.

    β€œI remember being concerned about him β€” not academically,” Fiske said in the piece, which appeared Wednesday. β€œHe had such strange personal habits. He was a loner and isolated and off by himself all the time.”

    A district spokesman told CNN it is reviewing the incident but that Fiske has been reassigned.

    β€œThe Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is looking into this matter and has placed Nikki Fiske on home assignment pending the completion of the review,” district spokesman Gail Pinsker said in an emailed statement Friday.

    CNN’s efforts to reach Fiske have gone unanswered.

    MillerΒ has been a part of Donald Trump’s team since January 2016, consistently accompanying the President at rallies and playing a crucial role in the administration’s immigration policies.

    Correction:Β A previous L.A. Times story posted at this link incorrectly stated the teacher was suspended; the school district says she is on β€œhome assignment” while the matter is reviewed. The story has been updated.

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  12. John Denney says:

    It’s been a busy few weeks. My son got married Sunday. There were a few hundred wedding guests, one of whom flew in from the U.K. and wore his Scots kilt.

    The wedding party decided that the traditional rehearsal dinner provided by the groom’s parents should be at my house, cooked by me. Of the thirty dinner guests, several cannot have gluten or dairy, so I made chicken, black beans, and spanish rice, accompanied by tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa.

    They got married in the line dancing night club where they met. The hum of the air conditioner was drowning out the pastor’s voice as he began the ceremony, so a nearly 7 foot tall bouncer took it upon himself to climb up a ladder out back to some crawl space and shut off the A.C. so people could hear. He told no one, but it came out in my conversation with him later. My son and daughter-in-law were regulars, and he liked them and wanted them to have a good experience.

    The bride and groom’s first dance was slow and romantic until the D.J. cut the music and said, “Enough with the mushy stuff – let’s party!”, and put on a snappy song with a beat, the groomsmen and bridesmaids joined them, and suddenly it felt like the climactic dance scene of the movie, “Footloose”.

    Bride and groom are both 23 years old, so they and their entourage were pretty energetic, and very practiced line dancers. It was fun to watch. At some point, an instructor taught us newbies three different dances (my son knows over 70!) and it was great fun doing it.

    An eight year old girl later commented about the bride, “Ashley has fun weddings!”

    They had registered on-line, and put my house as the delivery address. Eventually we had a mountain of Amazon delivery boxes in our living room and garage. They opened their gifts here on Monday, with parents and close family members present. Then I had to dispose of a mountain of empty cardboard boxes and bubble wrap, and help load gifts into a fleet of cars and SUVs for transport to their new apartment.

    One of my brothers flew 2000 miles to be here for the wedding; I hadn’t seen him in 10 years, and it was good to catch up. He stayed in our guest room and I took him to local tourist attractions and pier fishing. Between the two of us, our first cast landed five mackerel, since our rigs had 4 or 5 hooks each. Mackerel, rice, and spinach salad for dinner that night. I also took him to my karaoke place where he sang, “King of the Road” and “They Call the Wind Mariah”. He was utterly wowed when four of us regulars did Little Big Town’s, “Boondocks” in four part harmony. He had a great time, made to feel right at home by about a dozen of my karaoke friends. We closed the place, then had a late night snack at a local fast food chain that I love. He loved it, too.

    He’s back at his home now, the bride and groom are off on their honeymoon, and life is getting back to normal.

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    • Gil says:

      Until you get the call, “Dad, you’re gonna be a Grandpa!” Congratulations. 😊

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    • lovely says:

      Sounds like a wonderful wedding and a beautiful start to their new life!

      The line dancing and instructions sounds so joyful πŸ™‚ .

      And cooking for 30 people sounds like a challenge. Our biggest family get together is about 25 people and we all bring things.

      Welcome back John! And congratulations on your son’s marriage and gaining a daughter!


    • czarina33 says:

      Wow! Fabulous!


  13. 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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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “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:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  15. lovely says:

    I saw this headline on Drudge.

    Beto O’Rourke raised $38.1 million in last three months, smashing all records in bid to oust Ted Cruz

    The link leads to an article in the Dallas Star, I use an ad blocker so I had to promise them my first born or something like that in order to read the article, I didn’t bother jumping through any hoops to read it. But the funny thing is I only went there to grab the headline.

    The article doesn’t matter. Not at all. All that matter is that $38 million dollars being taken out of the pockets of the democrats. And that Ted Cruz is going to trounce Beto O’Rourke.

    We have seen this before.

    Remember we defeated the Soviet Union without launching a bomb into the Motherland.

    We defeated the Soviet Union by bankrupting it and causing it to collapse under the weight of its own impertinence and corruption.

    President Trump is doing the same thing to the democrats.

    Imagine where we would be if we added a Maggie Thatcher and Pope John Paul ll, to Team Trump. Instead we have Pope Francis and Angela Merkel, both who are enemies to their own people and oblivious of the importance of true freedom, oblivious of the importance of the ideal and reality of America. Merkel and Francis are both enemies of the United States and Freedom.(But that is not where I am going with this musing).


    President Trump is carrying the world on his back. May God bless his every step.

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