General Discussion, Saturday, February 9, 2019

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    And a lovelie monthe it is, to bee sure, snowe notwithstanding.

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  2. Lucille says:

    I just spent some time watching this…

    Barry Gibb | The last Bee Gee | Sunday Night
    Published on Feb 3, 2019

    Loved it.

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  3. Lucille says:

    From Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles

    VA Evicts Groups that Help Vets; Dog Park, Baseball Stadium, Prep School Athletic Fields, Upscale Store Parking Stay
    February 07, 2019

    The Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) facility that illegally rents its sprawling grounds to institutions that don’t serve veterans just evicted several groups dedicated to veterans, including a nonprofit that for decades has comforted dying vets and another that helps those who are disabled. While the VA gave the volunteer organizations the boot without offering an explanation, it continues housing a parking lot for nearby upscale shops, a university baseball stadium, a dog park for the professional dog walkers of affluent residents, and athletic fields for a fancy prep school.

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2019/02/va-evicts-groups-that-help-vets-dog-park-baseball-stadium-prep-school-athletic-fields-upscale-store-parking-stay/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      OH GOSH!!! GEEE!!! And here I thought the VA was such a vet-oriented agency?

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      • Lucille says:

        Wonder what accounts the monies from the lessees went into and who is in charge of them.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Wellllllll…VA is a huge cash cow for politically connected contractors. All of those little services a VA center needs to operate from trash to food to linen, to IT, hundreds of little things, are money makers. Those SES folks at the VA bureaucratic food chain top decide who gets those service contracts and those contractors in turn make political contributions. There are questions as to what some of those upper SES and GS folks might get but there are generally no tracks.

          I watched…interesting…contracting things while I was with both state (that was a short one) and again with the Feds. The only thing that made the Fed contracting issue a ‘legal’ action was that there’s a loophole built into the law that’s meant to weaken it. It’s how bidnezz is done.

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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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  5. lovely says:

    10 smiles for the day πŸ™‚ .

    1) The Three Stooges

    2 ) When a mob viciously attacks the reputation of an innocent person, the whisper of innocence rarely overcomes the shout of guilty. The whisper of Nick Sandmann’s innocence now has over 800,000 views. Please continue to share & make the whisper grow louder.__L Lin Wood

    3 ) A child’s smile.

    4 ) The beauty of the human spirit.

    5 ) Memes.

    6 ) The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between β€œTrump” & Russia. It is all a GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX, developed long before the election itself, but used as an excuse by the Democrats as to why Crooked Hillary Clinton lost the Election! Someday the Fake News Media will turn honest & report that Donald J. Trump was actually a GREAT Candidate!__President Trump βœ…

    Has President Trump called the investigation β€œillegal” before?

    President Trump the Mueller investigation is illegal

    Jay Sekulow β€œEverything from this investigation is fruit from the poisonous tree.” βœ…

    And so a pattern begins.

    Liberal attorneys are starting to argue that β€œFruit of the poisonous tree” is being misapplied to the root of the tree and that people who are saying it applies in any way to the Witch hunt are just dumb. Yes a criminal attorney is arguing that poisonous roots do not make for a poisonous tree. βœ…

    7) Binoculars.

    8 ) How bad are things for the deranged Groupon clutching Clintons? Even Chelsea is distancing herself from her mom and Bill.

    Hi Candace – I wish you a life full of love, health & happiness. I love my parents. I’m also not my parents..__Chelsea Clinton

    9 ) #Blexit is growing in strength, numbers, powers and persuasion. Black Americans are waking up to the fact that they exchanged one overt master for another silent master. Candace Owens being attacked is evidence of the power of #Blexit.

    The democrats are losing blocks of the black vote, they are losing large blocks of Regan Democrats and they are losing large blocks of young voters.

    10 )

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As I’ve said before, I believe the Rats though, when the Party put them on its own plantation, that the black vote would be the salvation of the Rat Party. Problem is between legal abortion, increased death rate and decreased birth rate the predicted size of the black population won’t be that much larger by mid-century than it is now.

      The Rats are pushing black members to the margins as they fight to flood the US with Latino immigrants, legal or otherwise. The Latinos will come in huge numbers, they have a pretty active birth rate, and they’ll take the same ‘welfare for votes’ program that’s been a Rat staple. We’ll have huge Rat and Latino ghettos in the cities where the Rats can farm their voter crop…right up until the Latinos joining the black factions and they use each others’ votes to flip the Party. To live in interesting times…

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    On a lark I bought a major manufacturer’s frozen key lime pie. OK, despite my underlying condition I LOVE key lime pie.

    I’m not going to say both Czarina and I didn’t like it but when I put the majority remainder out for the coons and/or possums last night…what I put out is still there.

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  9. Lucille says:

    No photos, but leftie media wouldn’t have publicized them anyway. And the visit was just for the injured. Their families will know and perhaps place photos on social media.

    President Trump’s Surprise Trip to Troops

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. John Denney says:

    Hey, Czar, I saw this and thought of you. πŸ™‚

    A billion dollar bridge for Louisiana:

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/state-official-new-mississippi-river-crossing-could-cost-more-than-1-billion-funding-unclear/

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    • czarina33 says:

      Don’t believe them. They built a bridge in NO in the mid-80’s, and we still had tolls on it in the late 2000’s. After they paid for the bridge they used the money for “upkeep” , “bridge police” and down some governmental hole into some unknown coffers. Of course they’d have paid it off sooner if some of the toll collectors had put the money in the toll boxes instead of their pockets…

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I posted almost the same thing, don’t know where it went. NOLA’s CCC bridges were money maskers and were used after they paid themselves off to build the state coffers. The state tried to get the money generated after the new bridge was paid off sent to the general fund, sorta like how all that money from gambling was supposed to be used solely for education but ended up in that general fund.

        Interesting thing was that about 18 months after the bridge was built someone spilled the beans and the state treasurer sent a team down to investigate. Seems that there was no actual and formal accounting of the cash taken in from the tolls. Auditors found cash in drawers, cash in cabinets, cash in tubs under desks and cash stacked on desks. No one knows how much employees collecting or ‘accounting’ for it took before the inspectors arrived.

        As Baton Rouge is the black hole of state politics one expects the reason the bridge won’t pay for itself will be the diversion of receipts.

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  13. Gil says:

    Hi all. Hope youre doing well. We have been doing the rounds of being sick. Kiddo got a pretty bad gi virus, then daddy, then I ended up with a regular cold. And then, it started all over again and im sick. Kiddo had an awards day at school yesterday. His award was for being a brainiac about math. Still doing better with fewer bad days.
    He saw OT through our insurance, but no report yet. The public district OT evaluated him and we have a meeting at the end of the month.
    We are having stresses with certain things that are a bit overwhelming but Im just plugging away.
    A vacation seems like a dream.
    At least Lucille has lots of great photos! Still love the art posts. Kiddo is still doing da vinci at school but is going to an after school art class a couple times a month. Its something fun. Have a great weekend!

    I thought Id share this post on AOC’s chief of staff. Subversive as it gets.

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    • Lucille says:

      Gil, sorry to hear of your colds, etc. Bummer!

      Thanks for the post re Chakrabarti. I just posted the following article at CTH….

      β€˜There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It.’
      The Justice Democrats helped get Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected. Who are they after next?
      By DAVID FREEDLANDER – February 04, 2019
      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/04/the-insurgents-behind-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-224542

      …and will post your info on this communist below it. This info really needs to get out to a huge audience. If you’re on any social media, be sure to post it there.

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    • lovely says:

      His award was for being a brainiac about math.

      Absolutely awesome!

      Sorry about the ick going about with your family 😦 .

      Thanks for the further information on Saikat Chakrabarti I see nothing other than a desire to destroy the free world in him.

      I wrote a bit about him, Ocasio and the Justice Democrats on Sunday’s daily thread. An astonishingly dangerous group of “True Believers” . They will not acquiesce to the powers that be in the democrat party, they are there to cause a civil war.

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  14. michellc says:

    This is an old article, but it makes a lot of sense. Junk food is not cheap and it doesn’t go far, but it’s easy and convenient when you’re too lazy to cook. It is the dumbest thing ever that we allow food stamps to pay for it.

    https://fee.org/articles/why-are-so-many-poor-americans-so-overweight/?utm_content=83917909&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-7853647391&fbclid=IwAR07EtNGZYmESLP7E_Y4gmc7Yw3_Rs-lUhu3SNhpOocl4Z-iLPFPYwv4_Ws

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    • lovely says:

      Ever see the ME women with shopping carts full of soda, they then pay for it with food stamps, and then they sell out in their family convince store. The system is not charitable it is broken and supports vile opportunistic behavior.

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      • michellc says:

        I don’t ever see them sell them. I have been approached more than once walking into a grocery store and asked if I’d give them $25 or $50 for $50 or $100 worth of groceries.

        Then of course almost anytime I get behind one in the checkout line paying for groceries with their SNAP card the cart is full of soda, cookies, chips, donuts, frozen pizzas, deli meat, etc.
        My daughter one night ran into the store and got behind a person we know that was buying 3 packages of oreos and chips and dip then paid with a SNAP card. She asked him how he gets food stamps when he has a good job. He said because they have 5 kids. She told him well you do know for the price you paid for that junk, you could have bought actual food for a meal to feed your kids.
        He asked her what it mattered to her how he fed his kids and she told him she didn’t care how he fed his kids unless he was using our money to feed them junk, food stamps should only be for real food.
        He told her he paid taxes as well, so she needed to mind her own business. That he never realized she was a busy body, she told him she could care less what he does except when it comes to food stamps and it pisses her off that they’re even allowed to buy junk food with food stamps.

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        • lovely says:

          The system is broken and the bureaucracy within the system continues to expand to fix the system” . Absolute diabolic lunacy.

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          • michellc says:

            The big guys like WalMart and other chains along with Nabisco and others don’t want it changed and they have paid lobbyists with a lot more access than we do.
            So I doubt we will ever see them even put restrictions on what they can buy, much less doing what I think should be done and it be commodities.

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            • lovely says:

              I never even thought about the corporate beneficiaries of the scam.

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              • michellc says:

                I saw a study awhile back that said something like 60% of WalMart grocery sales was SNAP. I can’t remember the millions of dollars now that is was a year that WalMart receives from the government through SNAP. It was a lot of money for them to lose though, the same with all the junk food companies they would lose a lot of money if restrictions were placed on food stamps.
                I know the manager at our little grocery store told me one day when the SNAP/EBT system was down that they were only doing about 20% of the normal sales that day. I saw the sign on the door as I walked in that the system was down and then heard the wrath of those who blamed the store. It was good for me though, no waiting in line.

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  15. czarina33 says:

    We watched two Dinesh D’Souza movies recently: “Death of a Nation” & “Democratic Hillary’s America.” Both outline how the Democratic party holds the same tenets as facism, Nazism, socialism, communism, and the word “progressive” has been used off & on as a code word for each of these when Hitler, Stalin, Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, FDR, LBJ, Mussolini, etc. praised each other. Progressive socialism sounds so modern, yet has been around for quite a while, destroying lives while enriching its leaders (Including Hillary & Bill).

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