General Discussion, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    My adviceโ€ฆ

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  2. TOG&C says:

    Morning Everyone!
    Here are a couple of early flying machines inspired by butterflys and birds

    …and here is a beautiful painting by W.T. Benda for Life Magazine in 1923. I love how he shows the iridescence in the fabric and part of the wings.

    Somehow however, I don’t think those wings are going to be enough for flight.

    Have a great day everyone! Glad you are enjoying our flight series ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. TOG&C says:

    Here are the next set of two flight into Egypt paintings:

    I had to put some pink in the Baby Jesus’s face because for some reason the face colors were off, (I think too blue, but I could not fix it with what I have), but I liked this painting, orginally by Theaker, anyway

    Here is another beautiful painting, but sadly it is not signed. I especially like the angels going with the Holy Family, and the lilies symbolizing innocence and purity.

    Hope everyone has a good night’s rest!

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ NC Nana! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Beautiful)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  5. lovely says:

    Thanks Wooly for the introduction to Citizen Cope. Fabulous !

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! Place yer bets here……

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  7. Interesting ideas!

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  8. stella says:

    How โ€˜Viceโ€™ Explains Trumpโ€™s Appeal

    The character of Condi Rice does not utter a single memorable line in the new Dick Cheney biopic Vice. Yet for some reason I keep dwelling on her. A large portion of this film is devoted to decisions made by the Bush administration after 9/11โ€”torture, Guantรกnamo, surveillance, etc.โ€”and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I know, from my time in the Bush White House, that Rice, who served as national security adviser and secretary of State, was one of the people closest to George W. Bush during his presidency. She played a major, if not crucial, role in all of these decisions. But she might as well be a piece of furniture in the film.

    Did the filmmakers forget about her? Does woke Hollywood think women canโ€™t lead? Or did the Rice character simply not fit into its well-worn formula for political movies: Bad guys = white + male + conservative?

    The real answer is more instructive. A true depiction of Riceโ€™s influence would have exposed the great lie that holds together this entirely unnecessary film as well as the progressive view of the Bush yearsโ€”that Bush and his team were puppets of a sinister cabal controlled by the movieโ€™s title character. After all, how could Dick Cheney have masterminded every aspect of the Bush presidency, in service to shadowy oil executives whose faces are literally blurred in the movie, if Condi Rice, or Bush himself, played a major role in these decisions, too? How could the 2003 invasion of Iraq have been Cheneyโ€™s nefarious invention if the filmmakers disclosed that not only Cheney, but Rice, the majority of Democrats in Congress, a majority of the American people (as high as 72 percent), the filmโ€™s lone voice of conscience Colin Powell, dozens of world leaders and even the Clinton administration that preceded Cheneyโ€™s tenure, explicitly supported regime change in Iraq as a matter of U.S. policy? Did Cheney, a man who barely says more than a dozen words at any one time in this film, somehow manipulate and/or sweet talk them all? Is he the worldโ€™s greatest criminal mastermind?

    Despite its pretenses to the contrary, Vice, of course, doesnโ€™t attempt to challengeโ€”at allโ€”the pat, conventional liberal narrative about the Bush era. You donโ€™t win Oscars that way. So, in that sense, this garbage bag of recycled Bob Woodward/Oliver Stone/Michael Moore revelations is completely unremarkable. And yet in another sense, this filmโ€™s existence, coming this year in the Trump era, is extremely important. Because it is a vivid demonstration of why Donald Trump won in the first placeโ€”and why heโ€™s got an excellent chance of winning again.

    Viceโ€™s self-congratulatory, arrogant, maddening, mix of half-truths and glaring omissions explains why conservatives believe the โ€œmainstreamโ€ world offers nothing for them. It also explains why they are so easily seduced and manipulated by conservative outlets and no-nothing political leaders who at least make an effort to take them, and the leaders they admire, seriously. It is easy for conservatives to believe Trumpโ€™s claims that the media and the โ€œelitesโ€ despise them. Movies like this, with a narrative supported by a broad media consensus, prove that point. And they tick people off…

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    • Lucille says:

      Interesting review of what any sentient and patriotic American would automatically know is a hit job due to virulent leftie hate…until Matty gets to “…It also explains why they are so easily seduced and manipulated by conservative outlets and no-nothing political leaders who at least make an effort to take them…seriously.” And shouldn’t “no-nothing” be “know-nothing”?

      LOL! Ah, yes, have we been “TOLD” by a superior-to-all-you-rubes thinker that President Trump voters are all emotion and easily led toothless white-sumpremacists or some such thing? How tiresome! Does the fact that Politico let him write a review for them cause him to believe he’s on the inside where the un-seduced and non-manipulated reside?


  9. stella says:

    Do yourself a favor and read this Twitter feed. It’s adorable, and the hotel that is responsible should be given a HUGE shoutout for excellent customer relations!

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  10. Lucille says:

    Since I’m on a rain kick today, just found this…

    Just looked out my office window and the rain has turned to snow…YES! I just may change the room around so that the desk is facing the window and be able to watch the snow coming down better. Good thing I took the trash out earlier. LOL!

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Dogs lit up like a Christmas tree so I went to the door…couldn’t see anything. I told the dogs to ‘stay’ and opened the door a bit to get a better view ans ZOOM, our blond, beta, mild-mannered ghost dog shot out the door. Not pushed past or squiggled, she shot past at full tilt like I wasn’t even there.
    She cleared the distance from the dor to the edge of the porch, I was right behind her, she turned
    her head to the right, went down behind some concrete plates and immediately came up with a possum in her mouth. I yelled at herb to drop it…and she did. I yelled at her to go back inside…and she did. I’ve never seen her react to commands like that before, it was military. I do think we ended up with someone’s hunting dog that was lost.
    I’m not sure if she hurt the possum, it’s moving, it ate the cheese we gave it (2nd possum/cheese reward in a week) and it’s working on some cat food. These things aren’t all that brilliant.

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  12. Lucille says:

    This is worth the time…evenif you have to do it in increments…

    Dennis Prager’s Top 10 Ways Liberalism Makes America Worse
    Published on Aug 30, 2011


  13. auscitizenmom says:

    We went today to see Mary, Queen of Scots. My friend loved it. Of course, she doesn’t know anything about the history. I know a little, but not much. This was definitely a Hollywood PC Woke type movie. It had a very diverse cast……….which you would not have actually found in that period of history. There were sex scenes that I think should have made the movie “X” rated. Of course, they are totally obsessed with sex in Hollywood, etc. When I read some of the reviews, I discovered that Mary was raised in France and would have had a French accent. She had an Irish accent in the movie which didn’t bother me because at the time I was watching it, I didn’t realize that. Queen Elizabeth was portrayed as a whiny, scared woman who wanted to be a man, or something. I doubt that, since she ruled for something like 44 years. I think she had to be pretty together and strong.

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    • stella says:

      Mary was sent to the French court by her mother when she was five years old. Hollywood always screws up history. They believe that their SJW views are more important, and change the “story” to comply with their beliefs.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Better known as revisionist history. You know, movies had moved from fantasy telling of history (most movies made in the 30’s to 50’s) to something more like truth, and seem to have returned to fantasy.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  15. 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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