General Discussion, Saturday, December 1, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Have a beautiful one…

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  2. Lucille says:

    “Epiphany” – The Piano Guys (OFFICIAL VIDEO covering the BTS–South Korean boy band song)

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • lovely says:

      Morning Wee!

      Speaking of bosses, this has always been my favorite Dilbert comic.

      About a week ago my boss said that he was wise. My co-worker said I snapped my head around so fast to see if he was joking she thought I’d give myself whiplash.

      He wasn’t joking 😏.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        LOL!!! Mornin’ Lovely!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Shall I regale you with tales of Federal civil service supervisors? Ones picked for every reason other than their knowledge of the job or the ability to chew gum without drooling? How about one of my bosses who had a BS (in every sense of the abbreviation) in a soft science telling me that “my MBA didn’t make me more smarter than him (sic)”.

        Then there was the batch of PC leaders whom, during the Clinton regime, lost a multi-billion dollar program the agency had built due to their inability to manage the program at a functional level. They lost it to a civilian contractor who managed, in a few months starting from ‘zero’ to a level my agency had unsuccessfully tried to reach for years.

        There was more but let’s just say that Federal civil service is where supervisors/bosses/other faux leadership too corrosive for productive business go to keep America functional.

        Rant out.

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        • lovely says:

          I believe every word of it. I could tell horror stories about people who run certain places here.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            lt’s like there’s a certain caste genetically drawn to government employment.

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          • Lucille says:

            Back in the 80s I was the office manager for a well-known televangelist. Highly respected, moral and admired by the public though he was, behind the scenes he turned out to be a small-minded man…but that knowledge came after the following incident.

            I was looking for a new secretary and he had final approval of office staff. After narrowing the process down to one woman, I set an appointment for her to see him. When she left the interview, she was quite happy and I walked with her to the lobby saying I’d be giving her a call (sure that she got the job since she had excellent qualifications and, to me, was likable as a person).

            Returning to my office elated that finally there would be a permanent secretary and not temps to assist me, I was confronted by the Reverend who asked why I thought she’d make a good addition to staff. After my going over all her fine points…experience, pleasant personality, well-honed skills…he said to me, “But she’s overweight. We’d have to hide her when the Board comes for meetings.” Shocked and likely with such a look on my face, I reiterated her qualifications. He then came out with, “I hope you’re not thinking you’re more magnanimous than I am.”

            At the time–still being under the sway of his fame and “Christian” reputation–I was really floored. Disillusionment, you bet! Perhaps needless to say, I shortly left that job and never saw him again in person and most assuredly NOT on TV!

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            • lovely says:

              β€œI hope you’re not thinking you’re more magnanimous than I am.”

              St. John Vianney immediately came to my mind. I absolutely love St. John.

              “The humble man thinks himself proud. The proud man thinks himself humble.”__St. John Vianney

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              • Lucille says:

                How fitting!

                A couple of weeks after I left his employ, he sent me a letter on his small personal stationery. I let it sit unopened for several years, then one day I opened it out of curiosity. Yes, it was a hand-written, very self-serving 5-6 page “thank you for your good work; I wish you well; call me if I can do anything for you” kind of thing which I believed about as much as I believed he wasn’t Mr. Phoney-Baloney.

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      • Lucille says:

        I hope you mutter “wiseacre” under your breath when he passes.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, WeeWeed! Now you got me nostalgic…

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    I’m late and forgetting something…. nope, just drawing a blank. I have no idea what it was.

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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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Pastries for coffee!

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    • lovely says:

      Afternoon Nyet. I’ll take the entire plate of bacon, cold damp and rainy all day so why not just eat bacon?

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, Nyet! I NEED a couple of Peach Schnapps and a fistful of bacon! Flying off to Cyprus in a few hours…

      …but will find a more secluded spot to enjoy the goodies…like these sea caves at Ayia Napa…

      It’s a very pretty spot…

      EΟ…Ο‡Ξ±ΟΞΉΟƒΟ„ΟŽ!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Didn’t get back in time for breakfast. Look forward to it in the morning. We had a really good time in a timeshare in Weston, FL just west of Ft. Lauderdale. But, it is good to be home.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    News is reporting that President George H. W. Bush has died.

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  7. Lucille says:

    “The U.S. Air Force formally granted Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan a religious waiver to don a beard in service. Gaitan is the first Muslim airman to receive such an accommodation.” (CAIR official Zahra Billoo mocks Muslims in US military)

    By Christine Douglass-Williams – December 1, 2018
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/12/hamas-linked-cair-official-zahra-billoo-mocks-muslims-in-us-military-after-praising-jihad-terrorists

    Will Staff Sgt. Gaitan need to keep it trimmed–which is against Muhammad’s example…or will the USAF dhimmis let him grow the jihadi bushy type? Will they also now allow the hijab? Or the Sikh turban or skullcaps for Jews? How about wearing a visible cross?

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    • I don’t think we should allow this. Everyone should have to comply with the regs. As soon as special accommodations are granted, there are no longer set standards.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      How about transvestites wearing their favorite clothes?

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      • 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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  8. 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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  9. Lucille says:

    Goodnight, y’all…

    Cottonwood Pass, Colorado – The Milky Way

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Well, lost the ability to get into my comments/replies section so until that’s resolved I have to use Czarina’s (ugh, retch) iPad.

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