General Discussion, Friday, February 22, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:


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  2. Lucille says:

    The beauty of winter…

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Yeah, until you consider the struggle they have to survive the winter. We have sacks of corn, bird seed and sunflower seeds we’re putting out and just put the hummingbird feeders out. This fall we’re looking at planting a deer feeder plot in the areas in the orchard between the trees.

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  4. lovely says:

    10 smiles.

    1) Chinese blacksmiths throw molten metal against a cold stone to create a shower of sparks in Nuanquan, China.

    2) @JussieSmollett -what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments? #MAGA __President Donald Trump

    We have a president who fights and fights and fights. He is such a relief from his contemporaries and the the stick your finger in the wind cowards of the recent past.

    3) Bob Seger

    4) #WalkAway and #Blexit continue to grow in numbers and influence.

    5) Ocasio’s arrogance, greed and quest for power and that of her handlers will eventually get the better of her/them.

    The response of her spokesman about her moving into a luxury apartment;

    A spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that her office also uses a car with an “internal combustion engine that runs on fossil fuels,” even though she thinks their use should be eliminated.

    6) Lucille’s beautiful pictures.

    7) Eva Kondzialkiewicz Blue Anemone Flower Blowing in the Wind

    8) Thomas Wictor about democrats “A failure cascade is underway.”

    9 ) Kittens


    Jussie Smollett is apparently maintaining that his story of “This is MAGA Country!” attack is true 😏.

    This is terrible news for the powers that be within the democratic party. Who would have thought a little Trump hating racist scumbag would put the democrats between a rock and a hard place?

    Bravo Jussie! Keep sucking money out of Chicago’s corrupt coffers and keep damaging the entire democratic party.

    Jussie is doing something awesome, he is going to make the MSM, Hollywood and politicians come out against a gay black man who claims he was attacked by MAGA lunatics (literally people worse than Hitler in the the world of liberals) or make them support his farcical race baiting ill conceived tale of woe.

    Democrats lose any which way on this one 👍🏽.


    Pro tip ; Trump Derangement Syndrome ain’t a legal defense 😎.

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    • Morning lovely! I saw Bob Seger live, in Dallas, at Reunion Arena in 1987, sadly the arena is gone, but what a fabulous concert that was! Apparently, I just really favor purple flowers. love the anemone today and lavender from several days ago. Also love purple hyacinths. All so beautiful! Hope you have a beautiful Friday!

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    • stella says:

      Seger is a Michigan man! I think he still lives here in Detroit ‘burbs.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m loving this whole Smollett debacle. LOL Now it cracks me up when FOX has a small panel to discuss the case and they ALL say something about it “being unfortunate, BUT racism is a real thing and we need to have a discussion about it, blah, blah, blah.” Totally deflecting. It won’t be long before my “mute” button is completely worn out. LOL

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      • lovely says:

        People are speculating on the genesis of Smollett’s idea.

        I find that speculation very interesting.

        Kamla Harris jumped on the Jussie wagon immediately and focused on modern day lynchings 🙄 just like her recent proposal to outlaw lynchings.

        (Isn’t that already a law?)

        Anyhow Jussie may have done all of this on his own, he wrote a check to the brothers. I mean that is level of absolute stupidity.

        When people like those at Fox speculate and feel sorry for Jussie I say nope. Jussie with intent and malice perpetuated an evil and this is a discussion about that evil.

        Not to mention that Jussie is still lying about it.

        Jussie is a hateful, idiotic, malicious, arrogant, self-satisifed purveyor of race baiting and terrorizer of his own gay community.

        Racism is not the problem the Left’s blind hate of people who think differently than them is the problem.

        Laughing at their darkness being exposed is good for the soul. It should make us happy.

        This is who Jussie is an evil puppet in a T-shirt that boasts his hate and ignorance for all the world to see.

        Well I was going to post a picture of Jussie in his “F*ck Trump” t-shirt but it seems that the photo is being scrubbed from the net. I’m sure that it is still out there bit I’m not up to searching for it.

        But here is Jussie’s crowd.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I am more than a bit suspicious that little Jussie was in cahoots with Kamala to help push through that bill. Which, I might add, I agree with you. Of course, lynching is illegal, but it appears that it isn’t special enough for it just to be illegal, some blacks have to have it be illegal just specifically for them. Absurd, but we are just on the march to S. Africa, IMO.

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        • stella says:

          The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act 2018 adds a “lynching” section to existing federal civil rights legislation, explicitly stating that murder by two or more people, motivated by race or religion, can result in a life sentence.

          Given that such homicides can already be prosecuted as hate crimes, which can carry a life sentence as it stands, the bill serves little purpose except as a legislative photo-op, particularly considering that two of the senators who brought it to the floor – Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) – are believed to be planning 2020 presidential runs.

          While lynching was once a serious problem – upwards of 4,700 people, most of them black, were lynched between 1882 and 1968, according to the NAACP, and over 99 percent of the perpetrators escaped punishment – it’s not exactly a popular pastime for even the most repugnant of hate groups anymore.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks, lovely, for the mention! And thanks, too, for the beautiful Blue Anemone flower image and the sweet-faced kitten…what joys!

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  5. lovely says:

    Some folks had questions about Hoda Muthana.

    Here is a concise article. Not a lot of information but it tidies it up to the bare bones. The article implies Muthana’s citizenship is not in question though Pompeo says she is not a citizen.

    ISIS wife from Alabama will not be admitted to the US, Pompeo says

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined ISIS but now wants to return home with the 18-month-old son she had with her ISIS husband will not be admitted back into the United States, saying she is not a U.S. citizen.

    “Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Pompeo said in a statement. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States. We continue to strongly advise all U.S. citizens not to travel to Syria.”


    Shortly afterward, President Trump said he ordered Pompeo not to admit Muthana.

    “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” the president tweeted.

    Muthana, 24, has pleaded with officials to let her back into the U.S. following her recent escape from ISIS and capture by Kurdish forces. She was born in 1994 in Hackensack, New Jersey.

    It’s unclear the exact provision the State Department is using to deem Muthana not a citizen.

    But it could be because Muthana’s father was a diplomat, something her legal representative, Hassan Shibly, acknowledged Wednesday.

    A picture tells a thousand words.

    And now she wants to come here, bring her son, a Muslim son of an ISIS “martyr” and live in our free society?


    Talk about hiding in plain site.

    Muthana called for the spilling of the blood of Americans through terror attacks.

    “Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!

    “Go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriots, Memorial, etc day… Kill them.”__Hoda Muthana

    Choices and words have consequences.

    Wanting to leave a community that is so desperate, so weak, so crushed and defeated that the people of the said community were reduced to eating grass, is not impressive or indicative of a change of heart.

    Muthana is begging for forgiveness and saying that she was wrong to take her tuition money and use it to run away to Syria and join ISIS.

    “I would tell them (US officials) please forgive me for being so ignorant, and I was really young and ignorant and I was 19 when I decided to leave.

    “I believe that America gives second chances. I want to return and I’ll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn’t mind.”__Muthana

    Taqiyya or repentance? That is between Muthana and God. Let’s not figure it out on American soil.

    If Hoda has had a change of heart and not simply a loss of power, may God bless her and guide her to safety and repentance.

    I do not want her or her son in my country. Americans who have not made Muthana’s deadly choice come before her and her son and the potential danger they pose to innocent people.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. Love this story! Little boy helps dogs find their forever homes.

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  8. stella says:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I love to watch Tucker. I think he is really sincere and even though I don’t always agree with him, I appreciate that he says what he believes. And, he laughs in the faces of ridiculousness. LOL

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  10. lovely says:

    Yowzers, McBowzers!

    Talk about a scheme backfiring.

    Jussie Smollett’s bond set at $100,000, judge calls charges ‘despicable’

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    • I would love to shake that judges hand! Hallelujah!

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    • Woot Woot!!!

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    • Lucille says:

      A caller speculated on Rush’s program today that this is a coordinated incident (perhaps the first in a line-up) to support Senator Harris’s “lynching” bill she and others are promoting. Harris and Smollett are apparently good buddies. The reasoning is that nothing the Dems ever do is coincidental. They plan more than any other party.

      Also, there was an audio clip of some Illinois official indicating there is evidence the Nigerian brothers are Jussie’s drug dealers.

      May all nefarious Democrat plans go awry, end in embarrassment (if they are capable of same), or be nipped in the bud!

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      • lovely says:

        I think we will see more garbage as we get closer to active campaigns. But if rabidly attacking a 16 year old boy white Catholic boy in a MAGA hat and Jussie Smollett are the best they can do, #WalkAway and #Blexit are going to be the two biggest clubs in Americas come November 2020.

        Years of complacent corruption has made the puppet masters dumb and soft.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        I have been thinking along those same lines. I thought Kamala Harris acted pretty strange when asked about the fact that he had lied. And, along with all that is this Coast Guard, white supremist guy. I don’t believe for a minute that it was coincidence that they chose this time to go after him. Don’t you think that they needed a white guy to distract from a black guy lying about a lynching?


  11. Not sure if any of y’all follow Gretchen at Code of Vets, but this is her little granddaughter, just born. She’s asking for prayers for mom and baby.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Prayers of course. I would like to tell of a friend who had an early baby who was only 2 1/2 lbs when she came into the world. Last time I saw her she was a very healthy 6 years old. I don’t remember if there were any problems. But, this was all almost 30 years ago. So, there is a LOT of hope.

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    • Lucille says:

      May the Lord keep Madison safe, responding to 24/7 care, and prosper her.

      Adorable Madison looks like she’s trying to give her family a hand sign that she will, indeed, prosper.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      My youngest son and my latest grandson were all premies, around 27-28 weeks and all around 3.5 to 4 pounds. They generally have underdeveloped lungs but NICUs are incredible in the things they can do now. Prayers are there and I see this, as it did with my latest grandson, coming out OK.

      Premies are a bit slower to hit milestones but they eventually catch up. Docs, and we, found it’s very important that premies get heavy attention and patting from parents and grandparents – go forth and pat if you get the chance, many NICUs have foster grandparent programs.

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  12. jeans2nd says:

    Should anyone be interested, Devin Nunes is continuing his, um, investigation, into the New Green Deal in this week’s podcast.
    Nunes has been, um, researching, the NGD with Dan Kish from @IERenergy, and last week’s podcast was hilarious. The NGD is podcasts 12, 17, and 18.
    Most podcasts run 15 – 20 minutes, a very few were a tad longer.

    Two podcasts that were educational and valuable for me were podcasts 13 and 14, “Defusing the Pension Bomb” with Dr. Josh Rauh from @HooverIns. Podcast 3 with VDH is a little longer, but really good as well.
    Anyway, Nunes’ RSS feed is
    Podcast page is

    Off to listen to one more Lawfare podcast (sigh). Those people are truly evil. Lawfare has given up on Mueller, although they wrote rules for reading the Mueller report. I kid you not, they actually wrote rules for reading.
    Lawfare is going straight for impeachment, using the Watergate persecution as a road map.
    There are some people in life who value themselves so important, they always end up talking too much. Always.
    They always underestimate the quiet ones.

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  13. lovely says:

    Some thoughts.

    Lin Wood is publicly going in a very interesting direction with his litigation strategy.

    Scott Adams got me thinking about what specifically the Left was going after in the Covington Case.

    Right after the Lincoln Memorial incident Scott said that President Trump would not do a political rally instead of the SOTUA because the MSM had, through the Covington debacle, painted the red “MAGA” hat as a sign of racism on a large scale in the public eye and that it would be a bad persuasive move for President Trump to speak before a sea of cheering red hats so close to the incident, regardless of the false narrative.

    Scott said that the MSM had succeeded in painting the most successful and iconic campaign symbol, ever created, as racist.

    Anyhow fast-forward to this little Lin Wood interview and notice where Wood states without flinching what is the impetus behind the defamation of “a boy” by the MSM, Hollywood and the Social Media Monsters.

    ”… they attacked this boy because he was white, he was Catholic and he was wearing a red Make America Great again cap. If Nicholas had not purchased that souvenir cap that day at the mall, if he was not wearing it. None of us would know who Nicholas Sandmann is. Followed with a disarming smile and laugh as if what he is saying is an afterthought. Nothing Wood says about a case that he is an active participant in is an afterthought.

    It all comes down to the red hats.

    And white people.

    It all comes down to MAGA.

    And white people.

    Remember Jussie Smollett’s linch pin.

    One of the racist homophobic white attackers shouted”This is MAGA country”. This is what made Jussie’s story dynamite.

    The good news is that both the Covington debacle and the Jussie Smollett hoax were so outrageously badly played that some of the folks who believed that MAGA hats are a clear sign of racism have been confronted with looking into their own prejudices.

    There is a reason #WalkAway and #Blexit continue to grow.

    Back to the interview.

    Todd McCurty makes up the larger portion of the interview and he is also very deliberate in his words.

    McCurty is asked rather snidely if the $250,000,000 lawsuit against the Washington Post is about the message or the money. McCurty responds “The money is the message.”

    Another window into their strategy is that McCurty said that they are seeking damages due to “Perpetual reputation damages” suffered by Nick Sandmann and in the context of the defamation malicious intent, while easily proven, is not a necessary element to their case.

    (Speaking of “perpetual reputation damages” Lin Wood tweeted a link to the Richard Jewel case on his Twitter time line.)

    McCurty also stated that they are continuing to hold the Archdiocese of Covington liable and that its half apology was not sufficient to mitigate the damages that it created.


    I gave my MAGA hat away to a young man who was excited just to see one. I need to buy a new one.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    I finally saw an episode of Victoria. I was so impressed, I went back and started at the beginning of the seasons. It is so good. And, I found I am in love with Albert, Lord M (although he died last night), Albert’s brother, and the chef. LOL

    I didn’t realize they called her a midget or dwarf. She was perhaps close to 5 feet tall. Both my grandmothers were 5 ft or less, my aunt was maybe 4 ft 10 in., and my sister was 4 ft 11 in. I’m surprised she was commented on like that since people back then were pretty short anyway. I guess they just expected their monarch to be taller. 🙄

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    Troublemaker10 posted this next door. I think the right word to describe it is ironic. An underage girl can have an abortion without parental permission, but cannot see this movie about having an abortion without parental permission. 🙄

    Pro-Life Movie from GOD’S NOT DEAD Writers Receives R-Rating from MPAA


    “UNPLANNED is an ‘R’ rated film which has no MPAA cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence… except for violence directly associated with the abortion process. Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence.” They continued, “even more ironically, as a result of the MPAA’s decision to give us a ‘Restricted’ rating, many teenage women in this country who can legally obtain an actual abortion without parental permission will be prohibited from going to see our film containing simulated images of abortion, without obtaining parental permission.”

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  16. Lucille says:


    The Myth of Overpopulation Refuses to Die. The Truth is the Planet Has Too Few People
    By John Stonestreet – February 20, 2019

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  17. Lucille says:

    For a weekend evening viewing…

    “My Cousin Rachel” – 1952 – a mystery-drama starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton

    Burton was only 26 when making this film

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thx. I wrote it down. 🙂


      • Lucille says:

        Apparently there is a version put out in 2017. I’ve not seen it, but Burton’s film is excellent.

        BTW, Olivia de Havilland will be 103 on July 1st. She’s an American citizen but lives in Paris.

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    • stella says:

      That was a good book. I don’t think I’ve seen the movie.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      You know, I didn’t like Richard Burton…………….until I grew up. 😯 A grown man. 😀


      • Lucille says:

        I didn’t pay much attention to him until “LIZ.” Seeing films in theaters was a great rarity before I was out on my own living in the big city of L.A. Then I went nearly every weekend. But as a kid I watched films on TV. That’s where I knew of all the great stars of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

        I’m sure you recollect that you didn’t have to pay for TV service then. You just went out and bought a TV and either put up an aerial or screwed the spliced wires onto the wall hook-up or used portable rabbit ears. Our little southern California town received the transmissions loud and clear from the Los Angeles stations.

        I saw MY COUSIN RACHEL on TV, but it may have been when I was in my early 20s and viewing one of the evening movie shows on local independent stations.

        Burton was excellent in THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, and BECKET was a tour de force. He was crazy wonderful in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA–still one of my fav films. I recall seeing WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF in a theater; and he made ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS when I was working at Universal and we all saw it for free. Other than those, I can’t even name his films.

        He’s one of those stars who seldom put in a poor performance but whose life-in-the-spotlight and his reputation for heavy carousing pretty much made him unwatchable because his real life kept intruding on your thoughts instead of being able to view his performance for what it was. Sad, and he died young to boot.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          LOL Yes, we had a TV with rabbit ears. I rarely saw a movie in the theater until I was grown, and I remember seeing the horror movies on stations that were so snowy I could hardly tell what was happening. I really love getting to see them now because I can tell what is happening. 🙂 And, I loved all the old movies and everything John Wayne was in.

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  18. michellc says:

    Screenshot saw on FB:

    How do drugs get into prison if they have walls?
    Asking for a Trump supporter.

    Buttholes, are you suggesting people will smuggle illegals into the country via butthole?


  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. michellc says:

    And they wonder why the people are done with GOP establishment?

    Michael Steele said Trump probably wasn’t happy the FBI stopped a white nationalist from killing liberals & media people.

    The MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace responded: “That’s a brave thing to say.”


  22. Lucille says:

    President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding
    By Steven Ertelt – February 22, 2019 | 2:33PM WASHINGTON, DC


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