General Discussion, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SP and UP AC4400CWs team up with a westbound freight at Tunnel 1 east of Plain, Colorado, on a wet April 24, 1999. Mike Danneman

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88 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    So beautiful…

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Lucille says:

    Italy: School drops Jesus’ name from Christmas song to avoid offending Muslims, 10-year-old girl gets it restored
    December 4, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    β€œA 10-year-old girl launched a petition and managed to get Jesus’s name put into a school’s Christmas song after it was left out so as not offend the sensibilities of non-Catholic students.”

    Liked by 6 people

    • patternpuzzler says:

      Wonderful! I’m sure she met with much ‘resistance’ while she was in the process of this significant mandate. Dropping Jesus’ name is one of the most stupid slaps in the face for Christians they could have dreamed up. They’ve already ruined saying “Merry Christmas” – they’ve made such a big deal of it that I believe many have kowtowed, and heaven knows it spread like wildfire through the RACIST lefties. (If they call such things racist I see no problem doing it either.)

      You will never catch any of that rabid bunch dropping out allahu akbar or salaam-alaikum – crap, they try to teach Arabic in some elementary schools… and get by with it, no matter how offensive it is to non-Muslims.

      This chaps me somewhere.

      Liked by 5 people

    • What an amazing young lady! 😊

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Gil says:

    Kiddo had his holiday show tonight. He paticipated in the whole thing. 3 teachers told him how happy they were, but im sure they all were surprised. What a difference with private school singing Christian songs, although they put a ramadan one in there too. The kids worked pretty hard for an hour long production. I met the parents of his best buddy at school who want them to have playdates. Very happy to see potential for a friend.
    A good night for sure.
    Happy Wednesday all!

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  4. This is a playlist of lyric videos by Of Monsters and Men. Current band. Good band too, as in, when they play live it sounds just this good, if not better.

    These lyric videos are also animation works of art that are things to behold.

    Every day someone tells me, “There’s no good new music being made.” I belly-laugh.

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  5. Lucille says:

    From “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton…
    “But at sunset the clouds gathered again, bringing an earlier night, and the snow began to fall straight and steadily from a sky without wind, in a soft universal diffusion more confusing than the gusts and eddies of the morning. It seemed to be a part of the thickening darkness, to be the winter night itself descending on us layer by layer.”

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  6. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 5 people

  8. litenmaus says:

    Menagerie I had to chuckle when you posted the picture of your fabulous (and I do mean fabulous) door wreath….(my ornaments, your wreath…ho, ho, ho :0)

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Here, have some Mongolian Folk Metal.

    A genre you, nor I, ever knew existed.

    Man I love music.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Anyone here getting long Grammarlyβ„’ ads on my videos? Rightclick the background, choose “reload”, and you’re good. Or watch two minutes of stupid people telling you that they cannot actually write, and that they need an app for that.

      I want to post Grammarly advertisements at local schools. Big ads. Big, huge, SABO-style posters.

      And I want Grammarly to pay me for it.

      I know kids in school. I train them to work in restaurant kitchens. I would love to have them put posters in their schools, especially near or in their English classrooms, where the teachers are failing miserably at teaching. I need to get a big printer. Like a wide-format 6-color Roland.

      Grammarly exists because the public schools cannot do what they are paid to do, against our will, with our money. And Grammarly actually does, for far less money per parent.

      Liked by 3 people

      • patternpuzzler says:

        Hey now. Grammarly is freaking awesome for us old folks who don’t want to go back and correct all those typos since they are no longer great typists and their fingers don’t run so quick as their brain!!!! I would much rather make corrections on the fly than going back on a document and check the whole thing from the beginning.

        I’ve got the free version and just love it for emails and forum posts.

        The problem with Grammarly for the school set is that sometimes you actually have to pick the correct answer from multipe possible ones, be it such things as spelling, grammar or punctuation. They would still fail English.

        However, you’re spot on regarding the quality of education today. I knew proper English was doomed during a college course (in a Teaching Program) and the powers that be decided Eubonics was and “acceptable language” for student papers.

        Good to see you, Wooley!!! I always appreciate your music and your wry observations!!

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    • Menagerie says:

      Who knew? I actually liked that first one, haven’t listened to any of the second yet.

      Liked by 1 person

    • czarina33 says:

      Very interesting! I like the instrument & the ways they play it, and the strange way they use their voices with the resonance. Helps that I like heavy metal, too! Thanks for that!


      • I’d never heard of, or heard, Mongolian Folk Metal before I posted that, and yes, it is phenomenal. There’s instruments I’ve never seen before. Two-strings that you can play with a bow or by hand? OMG.

        Second video, you can only guess the instruments they’re playing. Still sounds good loud.

        Mongolian Folk Metal.

        I’m beside myself.

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  10. stella says:

    There is a cloud of minor doom over my head. Seems my new computer will not now be delivered today. A shipment exception! has occurred; they’ll let me know. Also, two pending and apparently fraudulent charges on my Amex card. Fraud case opened and they are sending me a new card over night.

    Liked by 6 people

    • litenmaus says:

      Afternoon Stella. “Long Island Iced Tea”…nuff said. :0)

      Liked by 4 people

    • I blame SJWs in the industry, especially Human Resources hires.

      They can’t make anything work, but at least they have lots of people on staff with purple hair, multiple piercings, tattoos, and alternative sexualities, right? That’s what really matters for a business. Not making s**t work.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Menagerie says:

      Same crap here. Still don’t have the heat pump fixed. Still sick. And other crap keeps on happening. Another day in the life.

      Hope it’s better for you soon!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Oh Stella… that’s got to be really frustrating. So sorry it’s been such an ordeal. ☹️

      Liked by 2 people

    • patternpuzzler says:

      Boy, stella, this computer issue is turning into being “snake bitten” from start to so far. I sure hope the card issue goes smooth and this crazy computer project comes to an end for you pretty soon – my evil side would have long been outed were I you!!

      Liked by 2 people

    • tessa50 says:

      That’s good. Means you have already had three bad things happen. The rest will be smooth sailing!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      About 5-6 years ago a couple of small purchases (less than $10) were made on one of my cards which I caught right away and reported both to the card company and to the “online game” company which put my card on their fraud list. Then there was one of nearly $300 that some crook spent using the same card at Victoria’s Secret for items sent to a New York City address.

      All 3 were protested, of course, and I wasn’t charged. The small purchases were what the card company called “test purchases”…if the crook gets away with small items, he then goes for larger. I called Victoria’s Secret just to see why they allowed someone to use my card who obviously did not have my photo ID. They said they checked with my card company who approved the sale!! They refused to refund the money to the card company.

      LifeLock informed me that my credit card info, address, etc. was found on the dark web! Oy, that’s scary!

      Liked by 2 people

  11. jeans2nd says:

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlymen of Stella’s Place.
    Still awful quiet ’round here. You all must be busy in Christmas preparations and such. Really sorry to read what sounds like the frustrations of dealing with incompetent people.

    Evil Mom has come to brag a bit. (you all thought were rid of me, huh? not a chance lol)
    Wicked Son had accepted a Directors position at UNC Wilmington. Then NCAT (NC Ag & Tech, Greensboro) called back with a better offer, after WS had already turned NCAT down for a different position.
    NCAT offered Deputy CIO – yes, CIO !!! – w/25K more than any other offer.

    Can you imagine? What to do? WS so dearly wanted to be on the coast. But gee wiz, Dep CIO, with 3 decades or more left before retirement.
    Here is the best part – NCAT is an historical black college, the largest in the U.S. NCAT awarded M Obama an honorary degree (phooey).
    WS will be NCAT’s token WASP CIS male. roflmbo They’ve NO idea what they have just invited to their campus.

    WS will now be looking for two houses in NC – one in Greensboro, and one on the coast for vacations, sabbaticals, and retirement. Fitting, WS having been one of, if not the, very first born to an active duty Marine at Lejeune (WS was made Marine of 2dRadBN Co B FMFLant).
    WS is going home.

    postscript: WS left me Duplicitous GDaughter and WS’s MIL. Both are staying here in Ohio, DGD in the same town as I (DGD will be promoted to a pharmacy here in my town). WS really really hates Evil Mom πŸ˜‰

    May your Christmas Season be as blessed as ours, and current problems resolved quickly.


  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Lucille says:

    Facebook Censors LifeNews Story About African Pro-Life Leader. It β€œGoes Against Our Community Standards”
    By Micaiah Bilger – December 4, 2018


  15. Oh, I know this album by heart. Could sing it Karaoke. The whole album.

    “All my Demons Greeting me as Friends” is Aurora’s first album. The only other album I could sing every song on is James Taylor’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

    I can sing every line of this song. In sick harmony.

    She just came out with a new album, which I will buy.

    Aurora is a phenomenon. I hope she doesn’t get raped by an immigrant, and has five strapping Norweigan boys instead, who will turn back the tide, and turn the Muslims back like the Polish did twice now.

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