General Discussion, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    That is a beautiful image, stella. Thank you for posting it!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Lucille says:


    …and may it be a day just the way you want it!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. 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’ NC Nana! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Beautiful)
    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Stella……………just ONE more day. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 5 people

  5. czarowniczy says:

    Wow! Yet another wildfire popping up in S. Cal just as they’re getting a grip on the Camp fire. How coincidental.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. TOG&C says:

    Morning everyone πŸ™‚

    Here is a fun painting by Norman Rockwell

    And a photo that goes well with it

    Lovely pictures, and a great breakfast – have to run.
    Have a great day everyone! πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 9 people

  7. Hi Everyone! I am new to wordpress and just starting out, but it is great to see there seems to be a real sense of community here!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. This beauty came out of my kiln a few days ago:

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Playing in the background as I type, one of my favs, Manitas de Plata. I’ve liked him since the early 60s when I found him when I lived in Germany. He was 93 when he died and played right to the end.
    Real Spanish guitar music is an acquired taste but this guy’s finger work is amazing on its own.

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  11. Gil says:

    Here we go, another one.
    Sierra Fire in Rialto, san Bernardino county.

    https://www.sbsun.com/2018/11/13/new-brush-fire-spreads-quickly-in-fontana/

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Ahhhhh…decided to replace my aging 10″ and 12″ skillets, their time had come. I did some research and replaced the 12″ pan with a Cuisinart non-stick with a cover and, with some trepidation, the two 10″ with Member’s Mark non-stick.
    Well I’m happy, both are heavy enough to stun a hog and both easily passed the ‘baked on cheese’ test, I’m sure they’ll all outlast me.
    We’ll get a good test on Thanksgiving but I’m sure they’re going to work. Happiness is a new fry pan.

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    • stella says:

      I have 3 Cuisinart pans – a 9″ non-stick egg pan, a 3 quart sauce pan, and a 10″ non-stick saute pan. I like them all. Next is the 12″ covered saute pan.

      Liked by 7 people

      • auscitizenmom says:

        I have some older bigger pans, and some 6″ or 8″ pans, but the one that I use the most is a little 3″ or 4″ pan that I can cook one egg in and it doesn’t run all over the place. Problem is, I don’t think I could stun a hog with it.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I hung onto my old pans out of misplaced loyalty but when water started sticking to the non-stick surface surface I knew it was time.

        Liked by 5 people

        • The Tundra PA says:

          Yeah. It’s a pain to get off when that happens.

          Liked by 2 people

        • michellc says:

          They don’t seem to make any of them last like the old stuff. My last ones lasted over 25 years and since then it seems I’m lucky to get 3 years out of them. I actually still have one pot from the set that lasted over 25 years that is still usable, it though has only always been used as a pasta pot.

          I’ve just bought a new kitchen aid set I found at an outlet store for about half price.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I just cook when Czarina’s here. She out in Bean Town for the weeks and I just can’t work up the steam. Tonite I had leftover Popeyes, a slice of day old Hawaiian pizza and, for an aperitif I had crackers and homemade tartar sauce, Boisson du jour was Michelob.

        Ain’t gonna find that Andrew Zimmern pushin’ that on Food Channel.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      I finally gave in and bought a new 12″ saute pan with glass lid in September. Scanpan (never heard of it). About croaked at the price–$280, on sale for $220. Fortunately DH wasn’t shopping with me. I let him use it a couple of times before I told him how much it cost. By then he liked it so much he didn’t mind. Now I need to replace the 10″ skillet. What to do, what to do? Same brand will probably be $200.

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      • tessa50 says:

        “What to do, what to do?” Get it, but don’t take DH shopping with you. heehee

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I tried restaurant-grade but found it’s mostly just durable, designed to do for 12 hours a day what I do for 2 – at max. I want heavy and non-stick as I use a lot of things that tend to get sticky at heat.
        Czarina just sits back and eats, she’s a survival cook while I and two of my sons are frustrated eaterie owners. Both of them are one-offs and putting any two of us in the kitchen at the same time becomes a show of its own – the replay of our jointly conspiring on a gumbo is still a family story.
        Check the covered 12″ I referenced in my post – it’s on Amazon. If you don’t want to fund Bezos then just look at the description and the

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        • czarowniczy says:

          @#$%^&* Chromebook.
          …look at the guestions and ratings. It has a lifetime guarantee – admittedly after a certain age that’s not as big of a deal – and you can pop it into the oven for finishing, almost like in a salamander. Don’t cost anywhere near as much as the one you got. My 10’ers are Members Mark ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NOY3U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ). Might take two or three god swings with them on a hog but they should take a good size deer down with one goog ‘un.

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          • The Tundra PA says:

            Well that’s certainly more reasonably priced! I ordered one, even though it doesn’t have a lid. I was gonna say that handle doesn’t look oven-safe, but how clever! It comes off! Dang, those yankees think of everything (my momma would say). Thanks, czar.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              It ain’t the tools, it’s the craftsperson.

              Liked by 1 person

            • czarowniczy says:

              Here’s the thing, if you need a 10″ lid most all 10″ (or 12″ for that hatter) pans have lids that interface. I have an old 10″ lid from a long gone granite ware porcelain pot that fits all of my 10″ pots and pans. If the onlookers complain about my ustensiles de cuisine I remind them there’s a BK and a McDonalds just 16 miles south.

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    • Menagerie says:

      And here’s the complete bonus. Once you begin that relationship with God, you know. It is never one sided, and your life is so filled with him, you know.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Lucille says:

        Amen…the Spirit, Who resides within and reveals God the Father, also speaks through the written Word which makes known Christ; the angels encourage our faith; and all the saints example devotion to Christ.

        Liked by 5 people

  13. litenmaus says:

    The Legacy Pink diamond was sold at auction yesterday with a 50 million dollar winning bid. Harry Winston purchased the beauty and immediately renamed it the Winston Legacy Pink Diamond.

    The gem will, for the most part,disappear into a safe and pictures will be the only record that it exists. Average individuals will probably never get the chance to ever view the stone again. Such a shame.

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  14. Menagerie says:

    Stella, I agree with your assessment of Minnesota in the Quick Hits. I spent some time up in northern Minnesota many years ago, in Warroad, on the Lake of the Woods. Such a beautiful place.

    Southerners are known for our hospitality and friendliness. I say that the Minnesota folks may surpass us. It’s a shame what has happened to that state.

    The people I met there, and dealt with in my work, and later in Wisconsin, were some of the hardest working people I’ve dealt with. They all seemed to enjoy their work, take pride in it, and not a hint of resentment or disinterest ever crept in.

    I’m not sure I’d even want to visit there now.

    I used to love to read books by a Minnesota author, William Kent Krueger. As his books became best sellers, he inserted his liberal beliefs in more and more. The final straw was when the hero, once a sheriff and later a PI, always in the books involved in dangerous situations, resolved never to carry a gun again. So, in one of the subsequent books he is throwing rocks at the bad guy. Would they guy have been less dead from a rock? would it have been more justified?

    The author has a fantastic ability to put you in a scene, to make the landscape almost a character in the book. I haven’t bothered to buy the latest book, not out of political ire, just there is only so much ridiculous posturing you can stand.

    I fall into the trap of thinking about the rough and tough people who settled such places, and wondering how in the world their descendants have lost their roots. But then, if you examine the history of each of our states, most of them were settled by some salty individuals.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Thanks for the reminder, Menagerie. I like Stella’s Quick Hits page, but it often slips my mind to go there. Aging sucks. I’ve got a mind like a steel…sieve. Fortunately, I’m still a few steps ahead of 89-year-old Tundra Dad (who’s coming to visit next month!)

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  15. Lucille says:

    Judicial Watch Legal Team Back in South Florida Monitoring Election Recount
    November 13, 2018

    Nearly a decade after conducting a thorough Florida recount in a heated presidential contest, Judicial Watch is back in Broward and Palm Beach counties monitoring the midterm election fiasco. A legal and investigative team is closely watching the machine recount, which could be followed by a manual recount that could drag the spectacle out into the weekend. Florida law requires a machine recount when the vote margin in a race is less than 0.5 % and that occurred in three key statewide racesβ€”for U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture secretary. If results from the machine recount show a 0.25% margin or less, a hand recount will ensue for undervotes and overvotes. An undervote occurs when no candidate is marked in a race. An overvote marks more than one candidate on the same ballot in the same race.

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/11/judicial-watch-legal-team-back-in-south-florida-monitoring-election-recount/

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  16. stella says:

    New computer is here. Updating. Pray for hassle-free setup!

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Lucille says:

    747 Global Supertanker ‘Camp’ fire Day 6 UPDATE McClellan Load and Return
    Juan Browne

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  18. stella says:

    I am far from set up, but here I am once again at Stella’s Place via my laptop computer! Just learning about Windows 10. Any hints? Do you suggest regressing the interface to Windows 7? If that is possible.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I haven’t had to deal with 10 yet. Putting it off as long as my current laptop works.

      Liked by 2 people

    • The Tundra PA says:

      Congrats! I don’t think you can go back to Windows 7. I loved it and hated to give it up when I got a new laptop that came with 10. Microsoft stops supporting any operating system more than 2 numbers back from the current iteration. 10 is significantly different from 7 and I still like 7 much better, but have adapted to 10 ok and I don’t remember it being that difficult. Helps to do their little tutorial. So glad you are back up and running!

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        I have to admit to being a technology curmudgeon. I stay with what I know for as long as possible. No cutting edge stuff for me. DH on the other hand has to have the newest everything. It might be his only fault (lol) so I’m ok with it.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I believe it was Windows 7 that I had a problem with.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Gil says:

    Mr. Cpl michael avenatti has been arrested for felony domestic violence on his soon to be ex wife in ca.

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  20. Lucille says:

    Have a…

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  21. 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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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice 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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