General Discussion, Thursday, January 24, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    Snow, snow, go away…but because you’re pretty, you may come again another day…say in two months….

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  2. Lucille says:


    Bubble Ice

    Precious baby girl

    Winter Road

    Clint and Margaret O’Brien (1959)

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  3. 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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  4. lovely says:

    1) Jeffro Uitto makes sculptures out of driftwood.

    2) Robert Barnes โ€œPutting the boot to the throat of Liberal rats.โ€ Barnes is on the job.

    Responding to the great legal minds stating that the Westfall Act allows congress critters to defame people with immunity;

    Key part: immunity only applies to “acts undertaken in the course of their official duties”. Libeling private citizens on Twitter is not part of their “official duties.โ€__Robert Barnes

    3) โ€BuzzFeed to lay off about 15% of its workforce as the company seeks to reorient itself. __the Wall Street Journal


    4) Humming Birds.

    5) Nancy Pelosi and her State of the Union nonsense.

    6) Alan Dershowitz (who is still not Donald Trumpโ€™s bestie ๐Ÿ˜Š) is schooling Lawrence Tribe on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    โ€If @tribelaw had read my book he would know I actually deal with that example. Even a crime or misdemeanor may not be sufficient. It must be a HIGH crime AND (not or) misdemeanor. I take the words of the constitution seriously even if it supports someone I voted against.

    Hey Alan did you vote for Donald Trump!?!?

    7) A quick read of Twitter this morning reveals that the defamers of the Covington boys are still at it. Our enemy is stupid. There is a new sheriff in town.

    8) โ€As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for a alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a โ€œgreatโ€ State of the Union Address in the near future!โ€__President Donald Trump

    Once again President Trump shows himself to be the adult in the room. Nancy looks like a political rat. President Trump takes away the visual of morons protesting the STOTUA, he takes away the democrats talking points and the extreme, irrational party of bullies continues to be marginalized.

    I think President trump made the right call here. He congenially engaged Pelosi in letters that are in the public domain and then he said ok Iโ€™ll wait.

    Nancy has made the SOTUA the most anticipated speech in decades.

    Will President Trump hold a MAGA rally January 29, 2019? Imagine a sea of red hats ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    Exclusive Nancy Pelosi the morning of 01/24/19

    9) Down comforters on cold nights.

    10) Wishbones

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    • The lion is beautiful! Iโ€™m very much looking forward to the SOTU address! President Trump has pretty much guaranteed it will be the most watched address ever! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Menagerie says:

      I don’t like that he delayed. At all. I can’t work my way around to seeing it as anything other than letting that SWB (I can’t write that out here, Stella would justifiably kill me) win.

      I haven’t read SD’s post yet. I see he called him magnanimous. I’m not seeing that at all. Nancy Pelosi and her ilk should NEVER be given the upper hand. I do not like this at all.

      He will gain nothing from this. Making concessions to her is like giving a rabid dog your supper in hopes that it won’t bite you.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        When he does something like this, I see it as repositioning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Menagerie says:

          Unless he took a step back to come at her with all guns blazing from a different angle it is not good. Ultimately, I’ll wait and see what he has up his sleeve, but on the surface I do not like it at all. She should get nothing, not one single tiny concession that makes her look powerful.

          I wouldn’t give her a crumb from the leftovers to be thrown out. Never. Of course, I am not completely without bias here. There is no politician, including Barack Obama or Hillary that I despise more.

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      • stella says:

        I’m not sure – yet – how I feel about it. I guess we will see.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Good afternoon Menagerie, all.
        Menagerie, Pres Trump never said he was delaying the speech. Pres Trump merely said he was delaying the SOTU given in the House.
        Sara Sanders said yesterday Pres Trump would be speaking to the American people on 29 Jan 2019. Sara did not say where Pres Trump would be speaking.

        Please, do not give up yet. There is more than one way to de-broom a witch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • lovely says:

        He will gain nothing from this.

        This is where I tend to disagree.

        My thought is that President Trump is marginalizing people like Nancy Pelosi. We have #Blexit, we have #Walkaway, but #Walkaway is mostly young liberals or at least young people who once identified as “liberal” and who are horrified by the nastiness of the Left.

        The #walkaway crowd is very different than the Union/Reagan Democrats.

        I believe that President Trump is going after the Union/Reagan Democrats with this move. And I think it is brilliant.

        I haven’t been home so I don’t know how people are responding.

        If Sundance thinks that President Trump is being magnanimous because President Trump is a magnanimous sort of fellow I would say that is a wrong view.

        President Trump, of course wants to appear magnanimous, but all he is doing is handing Team Pelosi the rope to hang themselves.

        My Guess? President Trump will hold a rally on January 29th and his opening live will be “The State of the Union is beautiful”.

        Raucous cheering.

        All just my view ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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      • lovely says:

        Finally catching up on some opinions.

        I listened to Scott Adams take which I disagree with, he believes that wearing a MAGA hat is now seen as a sign of racism because of the Covington fiasco.

        The same people who thought MAGA hats were racist before this incident still think MAGA hats are racist. We can’t change delusional.

        Anyhow Scott also thinks that it is now impossible for President Trump to hold a rally on the 29th because there will be a sea of red hats and the sea of red hats will be viewed as a sea of racists.


        I do agree with Scott’s larger point, which I have made myself and that is that President Trump has revealed himself as the adult in the room and made Pelosi look like a lowlife petulant shrew.

        PS I hope Romney falls off the face of the earth.

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    • Menagerie says:

      P.S. That sculpture is awesome. An artist’s eye is an amazing thing. Apparently if you have such talent you can use marble or paint or stone or nature’s castoffs, or even stuff from junkyards and still capture the subject.

      It’s a neat thing to think about.

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    • rheavolans says:

      President Trump plays the Dems like cheap kazoos.

      I never get tired of watching.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      Rush reminded listeners this a.m. that BuzzFeed is owned by NBC/Comcast. Thus NBC has a visibly/vocally leftist organization which puts out garbage that NBC can then report upon. Well, to slightly alter Rush’s famous saying…”I hope they both fail!”

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. czarina33 says:

    Please note all posts before this one were made by Czar, used my ipad when his laptop failed, forgetting I was logged in. Not that I object to his posts, since they make me seem more erudite about politics, and wittier. Just saying…

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  7. czarina33 says:

    So, to all ya’all mentioning the terrible cold weather & snow, perhaps you’d like to join me in the western back yard, mowing last summer’s weeds. It’s about 50 degrees with a brisk NW wind, sunny with relentlessly blue skies. I love mowing, because you can see the change so clearly, and walking behind the big mower is kind of mindless, which keeps me in the moment, not worrying about anything. Perhaps you can achieve this with a snowblower, too. I loved shovelling snow when we lived in Utah.

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  8. Lucille says:

    People ARE SERIOUSLY aggrieved!

    Fans File Blown-Call Lawsuit Seeking Do-Over of Rams-Saints Game
    January 24, 2019

    Liked by 2 people

    • michellc says:

      People seem to constantly be aggrieved these days.

      Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      Ain’t gonna happen, it is what it is and will remain so. The lawyer who filed the suit pretty well knows, I’ll bet, that the suit is not going to be heard before the Bowl and no NOLA judge can stop the Bowl period. Gave the lawyer a shipload of free publicity though.

      If you look at the situation when the hit took place, how painfully obvious it was that Nickell’s hit on Tommylee was a planned, deliberate action – yet no one is looking at that. It was OT, the Saints were making a drive and that pass would have put them in easy scoring range – why not risk a penalty with a desperation move, what’s to lose?

      The other thing was that both players were way down field, in to open. The ball was in the air and the ball is what, at that point, the refs should have been watching, YET as important the play obviously was to the game and the potential for issues with the terminal end of the play…not one of these professional refs were looking. If this were boxing there’d be Federal investigations into possible fixing before the stale beer was mopped off of the Dome floor.

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      • tessa50 says:

        Not so, three refs saw the play. They were looking right at it. I have seen the videos of the refs. Agree nothing will happen.


    • tessa50 says:

      I’m not happy either, but wouldn’t file a lawsuit. I left a short video on doggityday about the 3 refs who saw the play and the one who was going to call it a foul. He was shut down IDK by which ref or why he acquiesced, but he did. Totally ticked me off. I think NO would beat NE in super bowl and I got a real problem with NE for a variety of reasons.


  9. lovely says:


    Jeb thanked President Trump?

    What is going on?

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  10. lovely says:

    Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robert.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. 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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  12. 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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