General Discussion, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    As I posted next door, the NOLA city government is crowing over the PD arresting 45 of the city’s most violent wanted criminals. No word on why they took so much time in doing so, why they couldn’t have arrested them piecemeal rather than staging a huge perp walk.

    They were marched in front of commissioners and magistrate judges who then set bail for many of them, some as low as $1000. You have to admit that $1000 is low for a violent offender you rate as ‘some of the city’s most violent’.

    No word on if the liberal bail group that’s been formed to bail out poor black offenders who’ve received an ‘unreasonable’ bail amount (i.e., they can’t pay it) will be bailing out some of the 45 who can’t afford it. So far this group has an impressive record of bailing out perps with multiple violent crime arrests for whom judges have set bails high enough to keep them off of the street.

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  2. lovely says:

    1) Col Ken’s liver transplant! His fighting spirit and his brave heart!

    2) Wooly’s sobriety, having the presence of mind to call 911, being near his parents, being someplace warm, his beautiful spirit and his being this side of the green grass!

    3) Second chances.

    4) Sobriety

    5) Organ Donors

    6) Blood donors (I am alive today because of blood donors, I one received a 4 pint transfusion).

    7) God’s grace. Prayer Warriors.

    8) Friendship. Prayers every day for Joshua.

    9) 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain:faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    10)

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  3. Lucille says:

    Just finished viewing this documentary…of course we know the general outline because of the fictionalized Steve McQueen film…however, this film shows some of the real faces of the escapees…of the heroes…and faces of survivors and loved ones remembering those they lost…
    Great Escape: The Untold Story (WW2 POW Documentary)

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  4. Lucille says:

    P.E.A.C.E. …

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

    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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Who knew??? Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. stella says:

    My daughter just texted me. It’s -21 at her house with a windchill of -50! ‘Only’ -5 here; windchill is -15.

    Poor Tucker was lifting his frozen paws outside this morning. He likes the snow, but this is just too cold for him.

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  10. TOG&C says:

    Well, today Gramps is out with the pup sledding – but the pup does not look too happy about it!

    Here is one pup out-smarting the human “pups” 😉

    And here is a lovely painting by Ivan Choultse of a nice snowy hill to sled on titled Winter Sunshine on an Alpine Road

    Have a great day everyone 🙂

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    • lovely says:

      Morning TOG&C ! that is definitely something my dad would do.

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    • Wonderful pictures, G & C!

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks, TOG&C, for more great mag covers and beautiful snowy trees and mountains. Without looking it up, I recall the author of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is Eric Maria Remarque. Wonder what his “new novel” was.

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      • Lucille says:

        OK, just looked him up to discover I’d misspelled his first name, s/b Erich. And the new novel likely was: (1936) Drei Kameraden; English translation: THREE COMRADES (1937).

        Remarque had the privilege and honor of having his books burned by the Nazis.

        It was also made into a film. See: Three Comrades (Original Theatrical Trailer)

        And the trailer mentions that the book was serialized in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING…love it!

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  11. stella says:

    Seen at lucianne.com:

    From a Twitter meme :

    An abortion does not make you “unpregnant.” It just makes you the mother of a dead baby that YOU KILLED.

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    • TOG&C says:

      HI there 🙂
      Check out this idea for education.It sounds interesting, but don’t know how to stop educrats from killing it, other than getting HUUUGE grassroots support to change laws.

      Except from “Educaid” article:
      … Poor people demonstrate that they can’t afford to pay for X. We let them choose a private provider of X, who meets basic standards, and we give them money that can be spent only on X. If X is medical care, we call that Medicaid. If it’s heating oil, we call it LIHEAP (the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program). If it’s food, we call it SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or Food Stamps, or EBT cards). If it’s housing, we call it Section 8 (the Housing Choice Voucher Program). And so on. [TOGC: I’m not saying there are no problems with these programs, there obviously are, but it’s the model the author is talking about.]

      This is so well-established that we might call it the ‘standard model’ for helping the poor.
      But if X is education, we abandon this model in favor of a government monopoly in which providing a service is equated with producing that service. It’s like saying, well, some people can’t afford food, so the government had better start farming.

      But what the standard model calls for is an Educaid program. We could license teachers — the people who are actually providing the service — in much the same way that we license doctors, and let parents find the best teachers for their children, in much the same way that they find the best doctors for their families. And when they can’t afford what they need, we would help them pay for it.

      For parents, Educaid would mean having to actively participate in educating their children, instead of just shipping them off to the nearest government-run school. But they would gain a wide range of educational opportunities to choose from — not just private schools, but also the kinds of products and innovations whose creation is spurred by competition, and stifled by monopoly.

      For some teachers, Educaid might mean giving up tenured jobs, pensions, summers off, automatic pay raises, and other perks. But they would gain the chance to be recognized as, and truly act as, professionals. … Doctors do this. Lawyers do it. Why not teachers?
      For bureaucrats and administrators — there isn’t really a trade-off. They would just have to go out and find other jobs. It’s all downside for them.

      But for taxpayers, Educaid would be all upside. Competition brings costs down while it drives quality up — the opposite of what happens with state monopolies. Another is that providing aid only to those who demonstrate a need for it would relieve people of the perverse burden of subsidizing other people who are better off than they are. [*1]
      A less obvious benefit is that since Educaid could be used only to educate students, it provides an opportunity to untangle education from day care. It’s one thing for your taxes to be used so that kids don’t miss out on education, but it’s quite another for you to be paying for other people to park their kids while they go out and increase their incomes. It’s one thing to use taxes to avoid a society filled with people who are illiterate, innumerate, or irrational, but it’s quite another to require people to subsidize sports, hobbies, college-level courses, job-specific training, social services, therapy, medical care, meals, transportation, and whatever else can be stuffed under the umbrella term ‘school’.

      https://granitegrok.com/blog/2019/01/educaid

      [*1] There was a woman who wrote she lives in a town that just voted for a new high school – probably between $100 million- $200 million that’s what’s being spent for them here. She said she came from NYC, hates it here in the country, only came here so her kid could be safe & get a good education. She will move back to NYC once the kid graduates. She said she votes for EVERYTHING for the schools because she is only there for a relatively few years, and she won’t be stuck paying for it for 30 years like the people who stay and live in the town. This is actually a BIG problem up here believe it or not.

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  12. lovely says:

    Dangerously cold temperatures struck Chicago, forcing rail workers to light portions of the train tracks on fire in order to prevent damage. Sub-zero temperatures are expected to linger in the region, which can cause the metal on the tracks to shrink, resulting in the rails pulling away from each other.

    https://nypost.com/video/theyre-setting-train-tracks-on-fire-in-chicago/

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  13. Lucille says:

    YouTube to crack down on “borderline content” that comes close to violating its “community standards” but doesn’t
    JAN 29, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    This will likely be the end of JihadWatchVideo, since the social media giants and the entire Leftist establishment have wholeheartedly signed on to the spurious claim that opposing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays and others is “hate.” Of course it is actually a matter of simply standing for justice, but these social media giants allow for no appeal in matters such as these.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/01/youtube-to-crack-down-on-borderline-content-that-comes-close-to-violating-its-community-standards-but-doesnt

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  14. stella says:

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  15. TOG&C says:

    Before I have to run off here’s another hidden crime that makes normal people’s heads explode:

    2,000 Muslim Child Marriage Immigration Cases In 10 Years
    January 25, 2019 Daniel Greenfield
    https://freedomoutpost.com/2000-muslim-child-marriage-immigration-cases-in-10-years/
    Naila Amin was only thirteen years old when she was married off to her Pakistani first cousin twice her age who beat and raped her. “He dragged me about twenty feet – the whole length of the house – by my hair,” she relates. “He began kicking me in the head and it was so hard I saw stars.” She described how, “My mother would watch my husband and my father kick me together in the head.”
    Even though Nalia was a United States CITIZEN, she was engaged to be married when she was eight years old. And at thirteen, her application to bring her rapist to the United States was APPROVED by USCIS.
    While Nalia is the youngest of the “child brides” in the Senate report, “How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages”, the young abused American citizen is one of thousands of young girls who are either trafficked into this country or who are used to bring their older “husbands” to America.
    Between 2007 and 2017, there were 8,686 petitions for spousal or fiancé visas for or on behalf of minors. And during that same period, 4,749 minors on spousal or fiancé visas got green cards. Even while the United States was claiming to fight sex trafficking in underage girls, our own immigration system was rewarding and promoting the sexual trafficking of girls as young as thirteen.
    2,152 spousal and fiancé petitions for or on behalf of minors from Muslim countries were approved.
    While Mexico had the highest number of underage petitions, that’s because it has a high rate of immigration to the United States. When the report evaluated the percentage of child marriage petitions among visa petitions in general, Muslim countries entirely dominated the list.
    These numbers show how prevalent child marriage is in Muslim countries and how much of a role our immigration system plays in importing child sexual abuse under the guise of marriage into America. As Muslim immigration to America increases, the rate of child marriage trafficking will rise along with it.

    No age was too young for the petition filers. there were more spousal and fiancé petitions filed for nine-year-olds than thirteen-year-olds. The number of petitions sometimes increased as the ages of the children dropped. These numbers are the inevitable outcome of our immigration system.
    Pakistan has a 21% child marriage rate. In Iraq, it’s 15%. In Jordan, it’s 8%. In Afghanistan, it’s 57%. In Yemen, it’s more than two-thirds. Child marriage is an inescapable part of Islam.

    These numbers invariably bleed over into immigration from countries where child marriage is normal. As long as child marriage remains a part of Islam, Islamic immigration will continue to be a vector for the sexual abuse of children in the United States.

    https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Child%20Marriage%20staff%20report%201%209%202019%20EMBARGOED.pdf
    How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages
    Majority Staff Report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    United States Senate
    Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman
    January 11, 2019

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  16. Lucille says:

    For the cold weather except during huge mid-and-eastern U.S. cold snaps…

    For our furry friends (who promise not to eat Sand’s cables or destroy anyone’s bench cushions)…

    “Be prepared” is a good motto…

    Yeah…

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  17. Lucille says:

    Introducing a dog to wearing boots

    Many dogs aren’t happy campers when someone puts something on their feet. So if you want your pup to wear boots in the cold, you’ll need to introduce her to them gradually and positively. In fact, some dogs are even uncomfortable with having their feet handled. If that’s the case with your dog, work on that first and then introduce her to the boots. To learn how, see our resource called Grooming and Medical Handling: Dog Training Plan.

    Once your dog feels OK with her feet being handled and having the boots put on, she still may not want to walk in them. That’s because wearing boots is not a natural sensation for a dog; it’s something that takes some getting used to. If your dog won’t move, bites at the boots, lifts her feet uncomfortably or just looks miserable when she has her boots on, here’s how to help her feel better about it:

    Try putting on one boot, feeding her a high-value treat, and then taking the boot off. Keep doing this until she looks happy when you put the boot on.
    Next, ask her to move around the room, wearing the one boot, with a special treat as a reward.
    Once she’s happy walking around in the one boot, repeat the process, adding one boot at a time until she is walking around the room wearing all four boots. Then you’re both ready to brave the snow and ice!

    https://bestfriends.org/resources/how-keep-dogs-warm-winter

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    There was a really good discussion on Hannity tonight. I just happened to catch part of it. I can’t remember the names of the women, but they are contributers who are on all the time. Anyway, one is a longtime Dem and she was having a fit about the NY abortion law. She said that even pro-abortion people don’t really want this.

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    OMG They were all gloating yesterday about the great baby killing bill. I have listened to the discussions tonight and they are back-pedaling as fast as they can go. “There is no such thing as an abortion up until birth” etc.

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