General Discussion, Thursday, January 31, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    The last day of January 2019…

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  2. Lucille says:

    BBC Bake Off…

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Wonder if we couldn’t ship some of this super cold temps down to the southern border for a few months, that should dissuade the northern migration.

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  4. Lucille says:


    Squirrels as Pets: A Really Bad Idea
    November 7, 2016 (revised) – Phyllis DeGioia, editor, “VetzInsight”
    https://www.vin.com/vetzinsight/default.aspx?pid=756&id=5454945

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  5. michellc says:

    I see people are really bent out of shape about Kentucky’s governor saying we’re soft. I have to say I kind of agree with him. I get where it’s cold enough to freeze your lungs, but schools today let kids out for everything.
    It doesn’t get that cold in Oklahoma, yet these days they cancel school for the cold. They also cancel it if it’s too hot. One school in August canceled school because part of the school had a/c down. What was really funny about it was this particular school for the life of the school has only had air conditioning for 20 years. So 21 years ago kids could manage to survive school every day with no air conditioning, but now can’t survive one day without a/c.

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    • stella says:

      When I was attending school in Illinois in the 1960’s, we had school when it was -20. Now they close the schools. Probably afraid of lawsuits.

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      • czarina33 says:

        I went to schools in Miami from 3rd grade thru part of college with no AC. How did we ever stand it!!!!!! Oh, wait, people all over the world don’t have AC and somehow live! And work!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Same here, in FL, ALL through school. But, now with age, and having lived in air cond. for so long, I am certain I will die within 2 days in the summer without it. πŸ™„

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          • stella says:

            The worst I remember was when we had the great power outage a few years back. No electricity for a couple of days in really hot weather. No A/C and NO FANS!

            I would go out to the car every so often, and turn the A/C on full blast and listen to the radio. And I hung out in the basement a lot.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              After the hurricane a year ago, of course the power was out, but only for one day, I believe. I was glad my friend who had been through many outages, had talked me into buy a battery operated fan, a regular sized one before the storm. It worked great.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I didn’t live in a house with air conditioning until 1977 when my husband and I bought a house with a window unit. We never had AC in school.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I can remember slogging through snow knee deep as an elementary school kid, along with others, but then those were the parental Dark Ages.

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      • michellc says:

        I never went to a school with air conditioning and we barely had heat. We had old time heaters for each room that half didn’t work.

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        • czarina33 says:

          And phones with rotary dials, attached to the wall by a cord, and no drive thru food you could eat out of your hand while driving. Heard it all before, actually remember it. And you had to call the operator to have her dial long distance from a cord board (yeah, I had that job for a while). And the line was scratchy sounding and SOUNDED like l o n g distance. How did people exist!

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          • michellc says:

            I honestly miss the phones with cords and up until I just couldn’t justify getting raped by AT&T for a landline phone anymore I kept a corded phone.
            Funny story last summer my daughter was keeping a friend’s daughter for a few hours one afternoon. She was 10 and they were outside playing on the swing set. My grandson got thirsty so he turned on the water hose and got him a drink. My daughter said she thought he was picking up a snake the way she screamed. She was screaming that he was drinking out of the water hose and it would make him sick. My daughter said she laughed and told her if drinking out of a water hose would kill you, she would have been dead years ago.
            People today would not survive I don’t think.

            Another true story from a few years ago. It was the middle of July and hot. I was getting out of the car in the parking lot at the grocery store, this young woman pulls in next to me with her windows rolled up. She gets out and is drenched in sweat and looks like she’s about to pass out. I asked her if she was okay and she told me yes just hot because her air conditioning went out in her car. I asked her if her windows wouldn’t roll down and she said, “yes they roll down why?” I told her well we used to call air conditioning driving 55 down the highway with windows rolled down. That confused her. lol

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  6. 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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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    • Morning Nyet! Thank you for breakfast!

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚ . that copper mug is awesome.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Those crispy edged pancakes look so good! Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, Nyet! Artistically created pancakes are always welcome as I head out the door to artsy Paris, France (not Arkansas where my father was born) to check out…well…the art…with street art first….

      …and then I’ll pop over to Modus Art Gallery at 23 Place des Voges 75003, Paris to view contemporary art…

      Being in Paris at the right time, through February 10, 2019 the MusΓ©e Marmottan-Monet is showing over 60 Impressionist to Fauve artworks from private collections including art by Monet, Berthe Morisot, Degas, Caillebotte, Renoir, Rodin, Camille Claudel, Seurat, Signac, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Redon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Derain, Vlaminck and Matisse…

      ‘The Gare Saint-Lazare’ by Claude Monet (1877)…

      The exhibition’s star of the show, Gustave Caillebotte’s (1876) “Le Pont de l’Europe” apparently depicts a changing Paris due to the industrial revolution…and the general revolutionary attitude of the Parisians (must be their national character)…

      Merci!

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  7. lovely says:

    Ten beautiful things about today

    1 ) Campfires

    2 ) ”What I love most about the media is their complete unwillingness to learn from their own tragic mistakes. Regardless of the cost, they muster on.”__@NolteNC

    this is also true of the political elite and it is a deadly flaw in their battle plan. They never ever planned for a time when they would be held accountable.

    3 ) The good news about Wooly and Col. Ken β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ.

    4 ) Tripod has a beautiful home and lots of cat buddies to snuggle up with.

    5) https://i.imgur.com/ofqk8XQ.jpg

    I’d still rather face Barnes in court than Linn. But Barnes is going to be a lot of fun to watch as he spears the Leftist Fleas.

    6) Every day it seems that we are getting closer to President Trump naming a third Supreme Court Justice.

    7 ) Chicago police say detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance footage but haven’t found any yet that shows the alleged attack on β€œEmpire” actor Jussie Smollett.

    Seems that there is so much love in the world that the Leftist Loonies have to keep making up fake attacks and β€œhate” crimes. (Except of course the true physical and verbal attacks which are directed at patriots .)

    As far as I can understand the story is that there were bleach toting, noose hauling, white supremacist homophobes running the streets of Chicago when it is 12° with a wind chill factor of -20°, they find their dream victim, an actor unknown by almost everyone. These white supremacist homophobes somehow know who Jussie 😏 is and they know that he is either gay or plays a gay man on TV so they assault him and shout ugly words about gay and/or black people at him as they viciously assault him and toss a noose around his neck.

    Oh and then at some point Jussie remembers that they were wearing MAGA hats.

    Oh and Jussie was on his phone with some one during the assault.

    πŸ™„

    8 ) The author of the libelous article on Melania Trump is now threatening to sue the Telegraph for libel.

    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    The apology is defamatory and filled with lies. __Nina Burleigh

    Watching the Left eat its own is so peachy sweet.

    9 ) It’s going to be 40Β° here on Sunday !! Amen.

    10 ) Our beautiful English language.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. lovely says:

    Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

    https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/foxconn-may-not-build-10b-wisconsin-plant-trump-touted-n964411

    No official confirmation from Foxconn on this yet, in fact they say that it is simply not true. But I’m not holding my breath.

    Some republican lawmakers are saying that it is true.

    If it is true we have one person to blame and that is our new WI Governor Tony Evers.

    And the morons who voted for him.

    Bravo Wisconsin. Bravo.

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    • Lucille says:

      …and Ryan who insincerely thanked our President and tried to take on some of the glory for himself. Paulie is the disappointment of the century…I thought he was so terrific when he ran for V.P. He talked a good game in those days…good grief…just six years ago!!!! Was “globalist” even part of our 24/7 vocabulary then?

      You think Foxconn might move to some other more welcoming state with warmer weather?

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      • lovely says:

        I don’t know. Evers is not business friendly and it i my guess that if this is true that it is because of Evers. that is just conventional thinking.

        Evers is a socialist.

        He was a public school teacher and such a good little socialist, freedom hating slob that he made it all the way to school superintendent. <<That takes loyalty to to a demonic agenda.

        He is problem one of the lunatics who defected in the Capitol during the Prop 10 war, that is how bats*t crazy he is.

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  10. stella says:

    Morning all! -12 right now at my house. The gas company has asked all of us to reduce our thermostats to 65 degrees or less through Friday because of a fire at a gas compressor station yesterday.

    I got an email yesterday evening from them, then a text called an IMMINENT SEVERE ALERT at 10:30 pm. It blared through just like an Amber Alert, waking me up from a sound sleep. Sheez!

    I did reduce my thermostat some, but not until this morning. Before that, it was set at 69 degrees. I certainly don’t want to do without heat this week. I suppose I shouldn’t be cooking or baking either, or running the dishwasher (hot water), but they didn’t ask.

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  11. litenmaus says:

    Just a little observation from my corner of the world….The cold has had a biiiiigggg effect on product & oil transport via the Northern US rail line.

    Train traffic has tripled since last April and I’ve become fairly used to the trains running by about every 10 to 15 minutes…..From 3:00 this morning until now, there’s been only one train that has passed through.

    Weather forecast for today is a high of 42 degrees…a virtual heat wave.

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    • Menagerie says:

      My son is a trucker. He was in Indianapolis yesterday morning. I believe he said the temp was maybe -4. He saw a load that looked good pay wise for Wisconsin, asked Siri the weather there and immediately nixed that idea.

      He prefers to run up north, rather than down here when there is ice and snow because the roads up there are almost immediately taken care of by road crews, whereas down here the road crews arrive when the tulips bloom. But that preference goes out the door when temps are below zero.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        When I lived in TN, I noticed they came out and salted the roads if there was a forecast of snow in the next two days. And, of course, all the schools shut down with the threat of snow. That sounds extreme, but so many of the children lived on the mountains and couldn’t get down because the snow and ice would be the worst there. So, down on the flat it looked normal, but the roads up the mts were very dangerous.

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      • lovely says:

        He saw a load that looked good pay wise for Wisconsin, asked Siri the weather there and immediately nixed that idea.

        Smart son you raised. On top of the endless arctic freeze we are getting more snow tonight πŸ₯Ά.

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      • litenmaus says:

        :0) Your son is a smart man.

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  12. TOG&C says:

    Morning all!
    Well for today we have another fadeaway illustration of a lovely lady putting on her snowshoes (illustration by Coles Phillips)

    Maybe she’ll go through this path after the bunny is gone and notice the distinctive tracks (painting by Constantine Westchiloff)

    …and then home to some hot cocoa.

    I’ve fixed up a hot cocoa bar for everyone:

    and an indoor s’mores bar! Join in the party everyone!

    Keep warm & have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  13. TOG&C says:

    I’m guilty of this. I hate the heat (and humidity actually)

    So here’s a couple of bright and sunny pictures of desert super blooms to remind everyone the heat of summer will come πŸ˜‰

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    This is an interview with Christopher Reeves’ daughter about her father and what he did after his accident and before his death. I thought it was very touching.
    “Christopher Reeve’s daughter talks growing up with β€˜Superman,’ keeping his legacy alive”

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/christopher-reeves-daughter-talks-growing-up-with-superman-keeping-his-legacy-alive

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  15. TOG&C says:

    So, popped over to gateway Pundit to check news before getting some work done and saw this comment:

    dgolvach β€’ 7 hours ago
    That’s interesting. My son Spencer Golvach had his brains randomly blown out at a red light this day 1/31/15 by a four time deported illegal alien who rode in here time after time by a lawless federal government that refused to do their job and guess what ? I didn’t get a GOD D m dime. I did get stuck with the funeral m burial lot and paying off my son’s 9 employees and vendors he uses in his small business.
    The IRS found it in their hearts to add a penalty on for 2015 because I didn’t have enough money left over to pay my taxes.
    Man o man . If the federal government only secured the border as well as they collect taxes.

    from
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/senator-rand-paul-awarded-580000-after-unhinged-neighbor-breaks-six-ribs-in-assault/

    Senator Rand Paul Awarded $580,000 After Unhinged Neighbor Breaks Six of His Ribs in Violent Assault
    ***
    There is a world of sadness that occurs from illegals commiting crimes, or even being just here, that they try to hide from us. May God give this this parent and his family (and all family of murdered children) the gifts of the Holy Spirit so they may persist until the end and be re-united with their loved ones where there are no more tears. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    I found the discussion on Hannity that I had mentioned on yesterday’s thread. The discussion starts at about 16:15. Sarah Carter, Allie Beth Stuckey, and Tammy Bruce are the panel. Tammy has been a pro-choice Dem for many years and is horrified at these new laws.

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  17. lovely says:

    Fellow Midwesterners ! Look what I found for our cars πŸ™‚ .

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Lordie, I do love Mississippi and southern Louisiana – I’m considered thin here.

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  19. Lucille says:

    Interesting Twitter thread from DawsonSField @DawsonSField…

    It is even harder to bring a CI case to court when the entire case was a fictional narrative invented by an intelligence contractor as a what if scenario. Then planted in the media & intelligence communities to create the false impression that collusion was happening! #PsyGroup

    I wonder how long until they realize that Mueller sabotaged the entire collusion narrative by charging the Russian trolls, allowing the facts to come out about the case?
    Sure would be a shame if those Russian intelligence officers he charged turned out to be cover identities used by some cybermercenaries to hide that they weren’t Russian.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1090990771870855168.html

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Lucille says:

    OAN’s Posobiec: RBG spotted at D.C. area gym
    One America News Network

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