General Discussion, Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    STAY WARM!

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  2. This one makes me want to play my piano. Really bad.

    And sing. Both are very cathartic, and healing. I know this entire album by heart.

    More than James Taylor’s Greatest Hits Vol 1. The last thing she says on this track is “please don’t leave me here”.

    The last thing James said was “It seems how lately, baby, got a bad case steamroller blues.”

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  3. Lucille says:

    Fooling around Tuesday on the Internet, I somehow ended up looking for the MAGNUM P.I. 2-parter where Thomas Magnum thinks he sees his dead wife on the back of a luxury yacht. Turns out she was not killed in Vietnam where they met and married. But, of course, they don’t end up together again. It’s probably my favorite of all the episodes…totally romantic and tragic.

    Anyway, I wondered what happened to the actress who played his wife, the beautiful Marta DuBois…

    The last time I saw her in anything was an interview show, perhaps on EWTN six-seven years ago, where she was talking very sincerely about her return to her Catholic faith. I couldn’t find that interview but did locate a similar but less lengthy one…
    “Get behind me, Satan.” Matthew 16:23

    Then I looked up her bio, only to discover she had passed away earlier this year at age 65. So I just want to commemorate this sweet woman, Marta DeBois, born December 15, 1952 in David, Panama; died on May 8, 2018 of a brain aneurysm in Los Angeles, California…Requiescat in pace.

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    • Lucille says:

      P.S. Sorry for misspelling Marta’s surname the second time…I didn’t notice since my eyes were full of tears. 65 is just way too young to die.
      ———————

      Here’s an interesting YT with Donald Bellisario (MAGNUM producer & screenwriter) discussing the portrayal of Vietnam vets on MAGNUM P. I. – EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

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    • Very sad to go so young, but a wonderful thing that she turned her heart to the Lord.

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      • Indeed.

        I am reminded of an episode of Knight Rider, where David Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight gets married, and his wife gets killed on their honeymoon. I think that’s the first time I ever cried watching a TV show. They used White Bird to great effect on the soundtrack.
        I don’t watch TV any more, not for many years. I don’t need to cry about fictional characters.

        That was THE golden age of television, though, IMHO. Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard. Nobody could shoot straight. The enemies were always rich white capitalists, who would have succeeded, if it weren’t for those meddling kids. I think the fun in TV died when all four of those shows ended.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I loved that show too Lucille. And didn’t they have a daughter named Lily?

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      • Lucille says:

        Yes! Another sad story….Lily Catherine…

        Selleck is such a nice man (as is most every conservative in the film industry, btw). He appeared a couple of times on THE ROCKFORD FILES playing Lance White, the perfect detective…LOL!, a series I worked on.

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  4. 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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  5. Stella, your photo this morning is so beautiful, it’s now my Windows desktop background.

    I can’t tell if it’s a sunrise or a sunset. I wish I had taken it myself.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Ouch! Morning WeeWeed!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’ve always thought Schumer was a PLO double agent, the head of the American version of The Association of German National Jews.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Mornin’ Z’s!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          A great one to go out and clear brush…right after I go and get this sinus infection dealt with.

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          • Menagerie says:

            Hope you have better luck than me. I’ve had one since October 16. I think it started as a viral infection and has turned into a bacterial mess. I am on augmentin and it seems to be slowly helping.

            I had a ND tell me the other day to put some of the probiotics I am taking in the nasal rinse and do that several times a day. She thinks that will help more than anything. As it was free advice I got at a meeting, I’m not going to gripe if it doesn’t work, but I have hopes. For any help from anywhere.

            My ears haven’t been unstopped for two months now. It’s like driving in the mountains all the time.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Bingo, I have a bag of augmentin I pop like Pez. Mine’s been an old friend since we moved to NOLA some 40 years ago- I think they’re a requirement for folks to get DLs in southern La.
              Worst trigger right now are the huge swings in temperature, most common discussion in the local Walmart lines is how bad whomever’s sinus infections are.

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              • Menagerie says:

                Getting an augmentin scip around here is about as easy as getting narcotics. They act like you want to sell it on the street corner. I just phoned my doc’s office for a refill because I only had 10 days and I need more. They are leaving it to the nurses discretion whether I have to go back in to be seen again. Which will **** me off.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  They’ll almost give ya anything you want but they want that visit fee. I just got my yearly Medicare detail and it showed all of my specialists charged less than $100 for my office visits but my primary care physician charge $170 for my 30 minute yearly, pointless ‘wellness’ visit. Vampires all.

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              • Menagerie says:

                Forgot to say they made me take doxycycline first, which my good pal Tundra tells me ain’t even good for a sinus infection. So, I had to jump through hoops to get it, with me telling them no other anitbiotics had ever worked for me.

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                • The Tundra PA says:

                  Glad you’re having some improvement on the Augmentin. One of the best antibiotics for sinusitis, for those not allergic to penicillin. Never heard of putting probiotics in the nasal wash. Let us know how that works!

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  I found out what’s best and just tell ’em what I want.
                  I was at my nephrologist’s a few back, he heard me snuffing around and being all froggy-voiced and just tossed me a scrip. Welcome to the soggy and spore-filled South.

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            • czarina33 says:

              My father inhaled table salt mixed with tap water from his palm into his nose. Swore by it.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                I used to do that. It seemed to help. I use Nutribiotic Grapefruit Seed Extract now. Just a couple of drops in the water along with a little salt.

                I am a believer in staying away from the over the counter, or prescription, decongestants and cold medications. When we were first married, my ex caught about 4 colds a year. He would take the cold medicine, seem to get a little better, then it would turn into a sinus infection and he would end up on antibiotics every time. This went on for a couple of years. I finally talked him into just suffering through the cold and he stopped the cycle. In fact, he quit catching so many colds.

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    • lovely says:

      Afternoon Wee. I thought ol’Chuckie was going to rock right out of that chair and fall on his ginormous bean head.

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    • Lucille says:

      Whoops, almost finished the day without saying “Good morning”…so…

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    • They’re actors. They pretend to be actual people for a living.

      I cannot imagine making ten times what I make, pretending to be an actual worker, instead of actually working. It must be nice. Granted, my makeup isn’t as nice.

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      • Lucille says:

        Interesting POV. Making a film is a lot of hard work on the part of everyone from the janitor to the executive producer. Those who aren’t interested in hard work don’t last…even the kid whose Dad is the director eventually gets thrown out when his old man loses his influence. That there are great salaries for just about everyone is a given, but never think that people don’t put in long hours and a lot of sweat resulting in a product that others wish to purchase.

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Stella, I am having your kind of luck now. BTW, I hope all is well with your computer. Haven’t stopped to ask.

    Out heat pump started icing up the day before Thanksgiving. Diagnosis was a leak in the evaporator coil but the home warranty company wanted to replace the air handler. So we had to waiit until yesterday due to incompetence on the part of home warranty company and the big time incompetence from the installer.

    I get up this morning to see it is iced up again, after a huge check written yesterday. Now they are overnighting a part from Atlanta. I’ll believe that when I see it. Meantime, one morning last week I had almost no hot water in the shower. We assumed that the heating elements, one or both were bad so my husband bought both since he was draining the water heater and changed them out, late in the day after he got home. We go to bed, get up next morning, still no hot water. Fortunately he took a minute to test the breaker, found it was bad, changed it out with a spare one.

    That was an easy fix. Looks like the heat pump is not going to be easy.

    I’m hoping that if bad things come in threes, the heat pump gets two of the three and the water heater is the third. I’m ready to be a renter for a while. Except I don’t think we’d find a house that we liked that would accept two psychotic dogs, all our grandkids, and us to boot.

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    • stella says:

      Sorry to hear about your bad experiences! Finally got my new Dell computer a couple of days ago, and it seems to be working fine, but I’m not relaxing yet.

      The “reconditioned” HP computer was returned, and I got a full refund from the seller (I bought it through Amazon).

      The new Dell, of course, cost about twice as much as the reconditioned HP, but still the price wasn’t too bad.

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    • Gil says:

      I have a big repair too. Mr gil was in shower and i was downstairs in kitchen. I hear a hollow drip drip, look up and see water in the ceiling. Our shower pan is prib ruined, leaking into sub floor, down the wall. Master bath has to be gutted. And water recovery/repair guy said indurabce likely wont cover it. Only way to know is to gut and look for plumbing leaks. Bare minimum 8500. We dont have that. So, I have no idea what we will do. Right now kiddos bathroom gets shared.
      Ugh…. Merry Christmas to all of our repairs!

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  8. Lucille says:

    Nice watercolors for Christmas…

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  9. Lucille says:

    “Melania’s red Christmas trees are being stripped of their artificial cranberries by THIEVES in the White House East Wing”
    Posted: 12 December 2018
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6488449/Melanias-red-Christmas-trees-attracting-thieves.html

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  10. lovely says:

    Apparently I was wrong and Freddie Mercury did not know that he had Aids before the Live Aid concert. (At least according to those in the know which isn’t me).

    Anyhow.

    I believe this is the first time Queen played Bohemian Rhapsody on stage. It is almost surreal to watch it, the crowd isn’t singing along or going mad through the entire song. Amazing. I wonder what the people in the audience were thinking. Did anyone have an inkling that this was going to become legendary rock?

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    • Gil says:

      We are the champions was written about his diagnosis i believe. So he did know at the concert. At least mr gil said he did.

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      • lovely says:

        I watched an interview with Freddie and he said that all his songs were whatever people wanted them to be. He said that he was a very calculated writer. Also he believed from a strictly technical point of view that “somebody to love” far better writing the “Bohemian Rhapsody” .

        Live Aid was in 1985, from what I read Freddie received his Aids diagnosis in 1987. I could be wrong but that is what the Freddie fanatics and articles say. Don’t know.

        I am just in wonderment that it took me so long to appreciate him.

        Beyond his amazing talent he was a really really interesting guy.

        Just amazing.

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      • lovely says:

        Just did a quick look We are the champions was on their album released in 1977. I am currently on a Freddie kick πŸ™‚ .

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    • Its such an astounding song. I hope God has mercy on Freddy. It’s not my call, but seriously. If I were God, I would throw Freddy a Get-out-of-Jail card, and welcome him into heaven. I’m not, though. I don’t know what God knows. I’m glad I don’t.

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      • lovely says:

        One of my favorite quotes is “If I had God’s omnipotent power, Oh what changes you would see, but if I had God’s wisdom, I imagine things would stay much as they are.”

        I believe God sees what man does not, that he is more mercy than justice, that his Love is so magnificent that we can not even begin ti understand a glimpse of His glory. I am not worried about Freddie. No not in the least.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    I went to see Widows with my friend today. I didn’t want to see it, but she wanted to see it so badly. It was even worse than I expected. I consider it in the class of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Taxi Driver, two films I was ever sorry I saw. It starts out with sex scenes which include a disgusting kissing scene where you can spend your time counting the blackheads on Liam Neesom’s nose and proceeds to a lot of violent shootings and explosions. I frankly didn’t care about anyone in the movie, since they were all criminals, and even the wives didn’t elicit any compassion from me. They were married to men who were criminals and it appeared they all knew it, so they should have expected their husband’s demise at some point.

    I will not be seeing any more of these films no matter what. This was all the Hollywood crap that they use in their movies nowadays. {spit}

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  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:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
    In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Court Stops Obamacare Mandate From Forcing Christian Groups to Fund Abortions
    Posted December 11, 2018

    A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s abortion-pill mandate against six Christian organizations represented by Alliance Defending Freedom. The order also declares that the mandate violates the organizations’ rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/11/court-stops-obamacare-mandate-from-forcing-christian-groups-to-fund-abortions/

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  15. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Lovely that is such a great quote. Yep, I really don’t want to change anything a whole lot. I like it how it is. I’m good with that.

    I still haven’t seen the movie that came out about Freddie Mercury recently. It’ll probably be many years before I do, if ever. I’ve heard it’s good, too.

    I cannot say why God saved me. I don’t know his mind. He did, though.

    That’s for sure. Sometimes I question God’s sanity.

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    • lovely says:

      Sometimes I question God’s sanity.

      I wonder sometimes myself Wooly. Why take an existence of perfect love and peace and muck it up with angels who would fall and men who would commit the most horrific grotesque atrocities against all of creation? Men who would become apathetic, full of rage hate and depravity? Men who would create the barbarism that is Islam and live out its macabre laws?

      I don’t understand. But I don’t have to. I’m sure one day we will have a V8 moment about what seems to be the total nuttery of the very idea of creation. I don’t believe it’s going to happen on this side of the divide though.

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    • lovely says:

      Oh Wooly! I forgot to say I am pretty sure that quote if from my godfather, he said it to me once during one of our long conversations, he told me that it was a quote but I think he was quoting himself, I have searched and searched and never found the source.

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