General Discussion, Sunday, February 17, 2019

O sea, you thunder and roar
And I love the sound of your fury.
When you throw back the refuse in your midst,
What treasure I find!

The children of the beach are warmed
By the fires they make with your contributions.
I saw their symbol of peace and love
Scratched in the sand before their sheltered rock,
Where they had set up their house.

I made my symbol of a star close by their circle
And breathed a prayer for these dear ones;
“Lord, may they find in Thee
The peace they seek.”

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136 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, February 17, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    Sit, relax and have a beautiful day dreaming of warm locales and beautiful scenery…

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  2. Lucille says:

    In case you missed the departure and arrival…

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Palm Beach, FL Feb 15, 2019
    CHANNEL 90 seconds TV

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  3. Stella… love the beach picture and poem!

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  4. lovely says:

    10 beautiful things.

    1) Jussie Smollett has hired criminal defense attorney Michael Monico. If the name sounds familiar to you it is because Monico is the same attorney retained by Michael Cohen.

    Asked if Monico was representing Smollett he answered ”Yes, at the moment, I am.”

    Yikes! Not exactly a ringing endorsement of his defense but “meh”.

    Police arrested two “Empire” extras, brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo, in connection with the alleged assault Friday, but released them later in the day. Cops also raided their Chicago-area apartment and confiscated bleach and a black face mask.

    Police confirmed Saturday the brothers were present at the scene of the attack and provided new evidence that “is now central to the investigation,” without providing details.

    Things are looking worse and worse for Jussie.

    Add;
    (Looks like things have heated of for Jussie since last night 🙄).

    And no MSM this is <i<not a teaching moment, it is a crime.

    2) Martin Luther King Jr’s. niece Alveda King continues to be a staunch supporter of President Trump. Alveda continues to fight for her uncles’s dream of a country united, a country where a man is judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. A country where families are whole, educated, Godly and free.

    “Considering the huge fiascoes and lies about abortion being a reproductive right, with New York and Virginia endorsing infanticide, President Trump’s adoption response today is yet another sanctity of life gain, let’s do something different today. Let’s pray for America, and join President Trump in his compassion for the least of these exemplified in his speech today. Let’s choose adoption as an option to abortion. Let’s insist that our elected officials vote no on infanticide.”__Alveda King, February 15, 2019

    3)

    4) Looks like Nick Sandmann has his eyes set on Law School.

    Nick Sandmann aspires to be a lawyer. Nick will understand suffering of his clients & will be a warrior for justice. This morning he stands beside Todd McMurtry @FitLwyr- a warrior who is a superb role model. Please share & follow Todd & me if you wish to stand with & for Nick.”__Lin Wood

    5) If you give a mouse a wish.

    6) Washers and Dryers in our homes.

    7) The welcoming shade of an old tree on a hot sunny day.

    8) The Democrats have learned absolutely nothing and we get to watch them coyote on!!!

    9) Bocce Ball.

    10) The sheer mad beauty of William Close and his Earth Harp.

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    • Not sure if you’ve seen this, but this vid shows the MSM in full Fake News mode:

      That little mouse is so cute! 😊 And the Earth Harp is phenomenal!

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    • Menagerie says:

      I love all of this lovely. I used to follow this European guy who did such beautiful snow art, and in summers he went to beaches and did it in the sand. Then he got off on global warming and I was getting screwy Euro political crap with the updates and I unsubscribed. For awhile I just ignored what he said, but then later I decided I didn’t want to be even an unwilling and disagreeable audience for him.

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      • lovely says:

        I think people who do chalk art on the street, sand sculptures, snow art, anything that is so very temporary are a special type of person. They have in some good way removed any emotional attachment to their creation knowing that it will be gone in the near future. I think that is really neat.

        The art on dirty trucks is just awesome.

        As to the guy you unsubscribed from I completely understand.

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    • czarina33 says:

      For me, 10 out of 10 today! Can’t say which I love the most.

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      • lovely says:

        Woo hoo! Ten moments of happy ! Thanks Czarina 🙂 . I’ve been reading poor Jussie is all kinds of hurt that they don’t think he was the victim of a vicious racist attack and apparently now he is saying that he never said the perpetrators were wearing MAGA hats! Man o man I am happy he is not on my team.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I had to laugh when I heard all that. He said they were WHITE, wearing MAGA hats, yelling “this is MAGA country”. These guys are the complete opposite of white and they had bought RED hats for the enactment of a racist situation. Poor guy. He is toast. Has anybody told him that he was on camera for all those interviews? You’d think he would know.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            And, if it seems like I don’t have any compassion for poor Jussie, I guess I just have to own up to the truth……….I don’t.

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          • lovely says:

            I think some people are so gone that they lie as they breathe. He is a gay black Hollywood Liberal until just recently that gave him immunity from all sins . Well all sins other than supporting President Trump.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              The Dem party has said there were certain things they believed in. But, as time has passed, some of those groups they say they support, such as trans men going into women’s bathrooms and competing on female teams is clashing with the original Women’s movement. This is happening with all their pet peeves, I believe. Wait until PETA has to answer for Halal. They are not saying anything, but I am sure some of their supporters are unhappy and more, when they find out what it is, will be mortified.

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              • lovely says:

                PETA is such an awful organization.

                Men competing against women.

                Men in a public bathroom with little girls.

                It is all chaos. The oligarchs thought they could control it but the monster has broken its chains and it is going to rip Dr. Frankenstein to shreds.

                The dems are too arrogant and insulated to realize just how much trouble the monster they have created has put them in. May they reap the rotten fruit of their cold evil deeds.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                ‘PETA’ and ‘pet peeve’ – like dat. PETA’s been against halal slaughter but not as vociferously as they have the almost identical kosher slaughter…maybe they’re a wee bit more scared of Islamic terrorist retaliation than they are Hasidic/Yeshivish terrorist Jews throwing weaponized dreidels at them. Then again PETA just might be in the forefront of crypto-antisemitism movements disguised as social monitors.

                Feh on you, PETA.

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            • Lucille says:

              Isn’t lying one of the signs of Borderline Personality Disorder? I’d say that’s what is occurring here.

              The Nigerian guys wanted a little extra cash and perhaps to help a friend get some publicity. Not having much of a conscience about right and wrong, they went along with it. But not anymore. Save yourselves, guys. The instigator needs to pay for his dangerous and libelous hoax.

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              • Lucille says:

                To clarify my first sentence…BPD lies are beyond the ordinary, every-day fibs. Making up outlandish lies which could result in serious backlash against accused persons isn’t “every-day.” This type of lying NEEDS the result to be sympathy for being a victim.

                Lashing out at a perceived enemy (Trump and supporters) gives purpose to Jussie’s life. He’s sure his lies will garner him kudos he so very much craves from the famous.

                And he’s dumb to boot!

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              • lovely says:

                I don’t think Jussie is Borderline I think he is just a racist opportunist putz who tried to become relevant and to help his buddy Kamala.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As it starts to look more like S’mullet starts to smell like dead fish the M/SM to say that it was an attempt, gone wrong, to highlight the divisive racism that Trump’s pushing and how S’mullet needed to get the issue in the public’s eye. They’ll then pull stories and statistics out of the junk files and concentrate on white racism until S’mullet’s case is wiped from the public’s ‘short attention span’.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    M. Stanton Evans said that we have two parties, the stupid party and the evil party, and he was proud to belong to the stupid party. “Every so often the two parties get together to do something both evil and stupid. This is called bipartisanship.”

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    OUTRAGEOUS!!!
    5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban’s political office in Qatar
    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/30/5-freed-from-gitmo-in-exchange-for-bergdahl-join-insurgents-in-qatar-taliban-says/

    5 Gitmo detainees traded for Bowe Bergdahl have joined the Taliban’s political office
    https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/30/report-5-gitmo-detainees-released-exchange-bowe-bergdahl-re-joined-taliban/

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  8. michellc says:

    I couldn’t sleep last night and was watching this show about serial killers, some notorious, others not. What I found disturbing is how many of them who murdered women, little girls and even homosexuals, were dressed as girls by their mothers when they were young. Some of these mothers were birth mothers and some adoptive mothers, some were abusive to them in other ways, but some of them their mothers treated them well outside of dressing them as girls.

    The show kind of skimmed over that part, but it was the one thing each of them had in common. With this gender idiocy going on now, it makes a person wonder if all these nuts are producing future serial killers.

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  9. stella says:

    More on the subject of marijuana use and psychosis, from the Journal of the American Medical Association:

    b>Genetic Predisposition vs Individual-Specific Processes in the Association Between Psychotic-like Experiences and Cannabis Use

    Key Points

    Question To what extent is the association between cannabis use and psychotic-like experiences attributable to predispositional (ie, shared genetic) or to individual-specific factors?

    Findings This cross-sectional study of twin and nontwin sibling pairs analyzed a combined sample comprising 4674 individuals and found significant evidence for shared genetic factors between cannabis involvement and psychotic-like experiences. After accounting for genetic overlap, frequent users of cannabis were more likely to report psychotic-like experiences than relatives who used cannabis less frequently.

    Meaning Although shared genetic influences are important, person-specific factors also appear to influence the association between cannabis involvement and psychotic-like experiences.
    Abstract

    Importance Previous research indicates that cannabis use is associated with psychotic-like experiences (PLEs). However, it is unclear whether this association results from predispositional (ie, shared genetic) factors or individual-specific factors (eg, causal processes, such as cannabis use leading to PLEs).

    Objectives To estimate genetic and environmental correlations between cannabis use and PLEs, and to examine PLEs in twin and nontwin sibling pairs discordant for exposure to cannabis use to disentangle predispositional from individual-specific effects.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2707243?fbclid=IwAR3F3TNKXHo2smjtfLLvUSl-Iwud0Vo0jfLf2WfCTLxt3vepSUUK2VNXACs

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  10. Lucille says:

    YouTube Bans Video for Criticizing Muhammad’s Racism
    Acts17Apologetics

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  11. stella says:

    I bought a 14 lb frozen turkey at the supermarket (Honeysuckle White, All Natural, brand). It’s thawing. I think I’ll try it spatchcocked and dry brined (maybe Alton Brown’s). What do you think?

    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/butterflied-dry-brined-roasted-turkey-with-roasted-root-vegetable-panzanella-recipe-2125794

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    • czarina33 says:

      We watched him spatchcock some bird, I forget which, on Good Eats. But it sure looked tasty!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Menagerie says:

      I spatchcocked one myself four or five years ago and grilled it. It was good but I didn’t have the tools I needed to cut it right, got it done finally through my husband’s sheer muscle power. I have never dry brined a turkey, but I swear by Alton Brown. I have never had a less than luscious turkey since all those years ago when Gator Mom turned me on to his recipe. I can’t wait to hear your results. I love turkey, still have one in the freezer I will cook soon.

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    I watched a movie last night on Amazon Prime. It was The Bride. This is not one I have ever seen before. It was made back in 1985 and is a twist on the Frankenstein story, sort of a continuation of it. I wouldn’t really call it a horror movie, more of a Gothic Romance. There is not so much gore, etc. Some swordfights, though. 🙂 It stars Sting, Jennifer Beals, and Anthony Higgins. It starts out with her creation in the lab, with all the accompanying noise, lightning and thunder, yelling, fire, things falling, etc. and moves into more of what I would call a character study sort of. Then, it became a story I wasn’t expecting. I am recommending it to our local theater because I would love to see it on the big screen.

    Oh, dear, this was the only trailer I could find. Remember this is 1985 and the world was obsessed with sex. So, it gives you a look into the characters of these two men and that is about all. But, you can see the dress, setting, etc.

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  13. Lucille says:

    Rush Limbaugh EXPOSES Chris Wallace as an “out of touch, liberal shill”

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    • Luce says:

      Of course Rush doesn’t call Chris that…but Chris’s questions reveal his bent.

      (BTW, I’m going to type in a different moniker name to see if I can use something shorter than Lucille. See if it works.)

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  14. lovely says:

    Adios Jussie!

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  15. lovely says:

    Jussie Smollett Case: Brothers Questioned By Police Were Paid $3,500 To Stage Attack, Which Was Rehearsed Days Before, Sources Say

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/sources-brothers-released-bought-rope-used-in-jussie-smollett-attack/

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say.

    Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.

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  16. stella says:

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  17. auscitizenmom says:

    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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  18. 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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  19. stella says:

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    • lovely says:

      Andrew McCabe. I wonder what is going on? Why would he be talking about this? Does he have some kind of deal?

      The democrats have got to be terrified.

      Liked by 2 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      How about he’s facing possible jail time and he’s either warning his co-conspirators that if they don’t get him off or quash the charges he’ll make their lives hell…or he’s trying to gain Trump favor fora deal…or both?

      Seemed to me the 60 Minutes folks were trying to steer the interview into a ‘Trump Is Guilty’ mode while McCabe was trying to paint a somewhat different picture. Oh well, let’s see what else unravels while this thread’s being pulled. Betting there are people in DC sweating McCabe being put on trial and testifying under oath as he ponders the possibility of spending the better part of a decade in the Federal pokie.

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

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    • michellc says:

      Anyone who believed his story are about as ignorant as he is that he thought this would work.

      Liked by 3 people

      • lovely says:

        Right? Jussie the tool. Jussie the fool. Seems there is a good chance in my option that he did it to help his good buddy Kamala Harris given the timing of her anti-lynching bill. I mean who knew lynching was still allowed in America.

        These people are idiots. From Scowling Hillary down to Blank face Jussie.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Somebody on F&F said this morning that too many people ran with it because they wanted it to be true. And, they are still talking about it as if it were.

        Like

  21. auscitizenmom says:

    I am watching Victoria. She and President Trump would have a lot in common. Most of her court was against her just like the Congress is mostly against him.

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    Really bad weekend in NOLA bros be shootin’ the hell outta each other.

    Not to be outdone there was a shooting tonite in NOLA at one of the central bus stops downtown. NOPD and State Police confronted an armed robbery suspect downtown, by the bus stop and a shootout ensued. The suspect was killed but not before what’s reported as 5 bystanders were shot. Reports are that 4 are in serious and one in critical condition though each station has its own figures just yet.

    Reports are that the ER the vics were taken to is stringing barbed wire to control the expected stampede of tort lawyers.

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  23. michellc says:

    This is a very touching video.

    https://jeremiahswish.org/

    Like

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