General Discussion, Sunday, November 18, 2018

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  1. ZurichMike says:

    Good morning!

    Long time, no see. Hope everyone is doing well. I am taking a break from politics and the noisy parties “next door”.

    My partner and I were in the US recently for a relative’s wedding, then we we went on a tour that included Atlanta, then Charleston, then a “backdoor” tour of the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC followed by a weekend of fun in Nashville that included sitting through Grande Ole Opry’s radio show from the Ryman Auditorium. It was great fun! And during the trip we were thrilled to be in part of the country that has gracious manners, big smiles, friendly service, and superb hospitality.

    Made sure my partner sampled the following: cheese grits, biscuits and gravy, Chick-Fil-A, Dr. Pepper, pulled pork sandwiches at Moe’s BBQ, Waffle House, and bourbon Old-Fashioneds. We missed out on fried chicken and fried okra — next time!

    We are always so happy to be in the US, where there is an abundance of pork products, especially down South:

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  2. Gil says:

    Its national princess day…. so that everyone can be included, its a princess cake. Yum!

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Gotta real match going on outside tonite. That fox that harrasses my neighbor’s ‘exotic chicken’ stock is out there ascreamin’ its head off. that fires up the ‘exotic roosters’ and the fox/roosters fire up another neighbor’s hunting dogs. It’s a regular rural symphony out there tonite.

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  4. stella says:

    Good morning everybody!

    Joke of the day (email from a friend):

    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked
    about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you,
    I’m doing community service this week.’

    The florist was pleased and left the shop.

    When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank
    you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

    Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill,
    the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing
    community service this week.’

    The cop was happy and left the shop.

    The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’
    card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

    Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his
    bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing
    community service this week.’

    The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

    The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen
    Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

    And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the
    citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

    As Ronald Reagan said: β€œBoth politicians and diapers need to be changed
    often and for the same reason.”

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  5. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! One of my personal favorites. πŸ˜€

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  7. WeeWeed says:

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  8. lovely says:

    Good morning Stella and Stellarites πŸ™‚ !

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  9. lovely says:

    Have I mentioned how fond I am of our president?

    Adam Schitt πŸ˜„!

    3 2 1 …… and all of MSM appropriates the angry 😑icon face!

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  10. TOG&C says:

    Afternoon Everyone!

    Just recently got home from a yummy breakfast with the lovely & delightful Czarina! πŸ™‚

    Here is the last in our Clyde Aspevig river series:

    Here is a Norman Rockwell (1st) and perhaps Leyendecker (2nd) painting in one of Menagerie’s favorite styles πŸ˜‰

    So happy for you Col Ken. Please let us know what’s happening.
    Good to hear from you Zurich Mike!

    Have a great day everyone πŸ™‚

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    • Lucille says:

      Check out Clyde Aspevig’s wonderful artwork sales prices here…

      Thanks, TOG&C for bringing him to our attention.

      Love the Rockwell cover for THE LITERARY DIGEST…he’s portrayed a good, strong face full of love which touches our memories of happy Thanksgivings of the past.

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    • czarina33 says:

      I thought it was a photo! He really does paint water which looks real!

      Yes, great breakfast & conversation with TOG&C and her DH in Boston. Wish more of us could meet live occasionally for conversation, but this site is so great because we can drop in and out as convenient without having to take airplanes all over the place!

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  11. NC Nana says:

    Happy Thanksgiving All Y’all,

    We sang this hymn this morning:

    “Give Thanks”
    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

    And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
    Let the poor say, “I am rich
    Because of what the Lord has done for us”

    And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
    Let the poor say, “I am rich
    Because of what the Lord has done for us”

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

    And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
    Let the poor say, “I am rich
    Because of what the Lord has done for us”

    And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
    Let the poor say, “I am rich
    Because of what the Lord has done for us”
    Give thanks

    We give thanks to You oh Lord
    We give thanks

    Don Moen Lyrics

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  12. NC Nana says:

    This is a video of Gospel Hymns. It is a real foot tapper!

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  13. lovely says:

    Hey! I can like Stella’s original post again. Woo hoo!

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  14. Lucille says:

    More laughs of the day…

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Jammed to this, this morning, on the local outdoor piano. So many smiles, and forced whole-family dancing, when you play this one on a big JBL Charge 3 speaker, riding around. Once I figure out how to use the black keys (takes a couple of minutes for me), I realize how cool it is, because those are the ones most in tune, because those are the ones least used by people. This song is almost all black keys when jamming. I tear it up, get recorded by tourists and locals, and then ride away happy.

    I love this town.


    • At tax-return time I’m buying either the JBL Extreme or the JBL Boombox.

      Probably the Extreme, because I think I can figure out a way to hook it up to my bike.

      The Boombox? Heck no. That thing’s huge. I wish I could hear it in my environs. I really wish I could hear that thing. The Boombox is the Extreme, but bigger, still fully waterproof (throw it in Lake Michigan, it keeps playing, and floating), with even lower frequency bass and more volume. But the Boombox has a giant handle (of necessity) while the Extreme is a cylinder like my Charge 3, which means easy attachment to a bicycle frame.

      I think I’ll go with the JBL Extreme. The Charge 3 has served me very, very well.

      I’ve a Denon receiver and Polk Audio sub and 5 other speakers in my apartment, and the Charge 3 dang near equals it, in this space. And on main street. And it looks like a water bottle. Astounding audio.

      It’s fun, I’ve discovered, making people smile and dance against their will. And they do.


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