General Discussion, Friday, December 28, 2018

Milky Way seen from the coast near Bar Harbor, Maine

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113 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, December 28, 2018

  1. I don’t know who invented the “whammy bar” for the electric guitar, but Joe knows how to use it.

    Bonamassa’s version of “O Holy Night” is sublime on the electric. The invention is just a lever that allows the guitarist to stretch the strings, all at once (when he or she isn’t doing it string-by-string with their fingers), and as Satriani and Vai can attest, it’s a really cool invention. Joe Bonamassa is a really cool invention, too. Satriani and Vai would agree — he’s their evolution.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Once again, the vicissitudes of weather. The tail of that mess whomping everyone in the Mid-East and North has been pestering us. Today we had just over 1″ of rain and there is a ‘tail’ on a storm blob just lashing us, should all be gone by early in the AM.
    Just about 10 miles to the west the bulk of the rain has been training on the Louisiana side of the Pearl River – some spots have hit 14 or more inches and it ain’t over. The low moved unexpectedly north rather than north-northeast and as the major rain bands formed they were dragged north. We watched the nasty black clouds sailing north to our west and we got a few showers over the course of the day but nothing like they were getting within sight to our west. Once again, spared by the fickle finger of fate.

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    • This AM it was windy and wintery, albeit no snow — just rain. This evening the temp increased about 20 degrees, to a balmy 60 or so and no wind.

      Very strange weather. I’ve used the snowblower once so far. Started on the first pull. It is a Toro, after all, so of course it did.

      It’s all Trump’s fault. He’s warming the globe. I’m kidding. If he was, he’d be the best US President ever, because life would be more abundant for everyone on Earth. Imagine if we could farm in Northern Canada and Siberia?

      But, no. No American election controls the climate, and people who believe that are completely insane. It’s the sun. No American elections control the sunspots, no matter what idiot libs think.

      We just went through a whole year with no catastrophic tornadoes. Can we credit Trump for this?

      I actually love shoveling and throwing and clearing snow. Ask me in February if I still like it. The Globe is cooling, as we speak. And it has nothing to do with American Politics.

      Only SJWs and Lib NPCs believe that. Bad thing happen. Orange man bad. Orange man make bad thing happen.

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    • lovely says:

      How’s the GGS?

      My yougin’ has the flu 😦 .

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    • The joys of coastal weather. Hope it dries out there soon. Morning czar!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      They were saying we were going to get rain today…………….until today. The humidity went up, but there is no rain in sight now. πŸ™„

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      • czarowniczy says:

        W got 1″ total all day until the tail hit about midnightish – between then and about 3:30 we got that 3″-plus. That lightening put a lotta good nitrogen into the ground though.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Three more inches last night, with a wonderful lightning & thunder storm! From the back porch we can hear the lake overflow roaring, 1/8 mile away. Radar shows most has moved away from here, altho we may get a stray shower later today and they promise more rain over the next 4 days. Our house does not flood from rising water b/c the lake is several feet lower & the overflow directs any rising water away, altho we do not sit at the top of the hill so we could get water from uphill (that would be a rain of biblical proportions!). I chose to tile all the floors so if it ever floods I will just open the doors & wash out with the hose!

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Quick, nyet, what’s this?

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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!

    Christmas Donuts

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. Lucille says:

    CNN’s Double Standard on President signing MAGA hats for military – #TFNOriginal

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yet another reason for Feinstein to claim vets are mentally ill and should never own firearms. Could also serve as grist in the Democrat’s ongoing works to prevent deployed military from voting.

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  7. What I’d give for a day like this.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Take a guess who this is…he was Secretary of Defense during George W. Bush’s first term. I’ve always found him to be a very fascinating man. His 1954 Princeton University yearbook photo (the year he graduated)…

    His most famous quote…”Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. … But there are also unknown unknownsβ€”the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

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  9. lovely says:

    Schumer Pelosi enabled Cop Killer arrested.

    Suspect arrested in deadly shooting of Newman officer

    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article223670960.html

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  10. lovely says:

    California cops arrest illegal immigrant and member of Mexico’s notoriously violent SureΓ±os gang who ‘shot dead a 33-year-old police officer during a traffic stop in California on Christmas day’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6536233/California-arrests-illegal-immigrant-suspect-killed-corporal-Christmas.html

    Close the border.

    Build the wall.

    Execute cop killers.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    OMG Trish Reagan is reaming Brad Miller, the former N.C.congressman, a new one, over sending money to Central American countries where it is being looted instead of helping to feed the poor.

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    • lovely says:

      Love the one with the lady breaking through the calendar.

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      • Lucille says:

        From the years women wore silk stockings and legs looked wonderful in them. My mother said there were seamstresses at the local department stores that mended those stockings so well you couldn’t tell they’d ever had a run or a hole…a talent entirely lost to history.

        Clara Bow in the only surviving color silent film clip of hers…

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  12. Lucille says:

    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE’S PERSON OF THE YEAR: SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

    Recognizing the woman fighting on the front lines of the media war.
    December 28, 2018 by Daniel Greenfield
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272358/frontpage-magazines-person-year-sarah-huckabee-daniel-greenfield

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  13. 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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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    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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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    Just more sun here. :\

    Liked by 2 people

  16. czarowniczy says:

    I like it when I’m next door and get to maneuver one of the folks into a corner. They get so pissy.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. tessa50 says:

    Hi all. Have a great day tomorrow!

    Liked by 3 people

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