General Discussion, Thursday, February 28, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:


    …has arrived. Keep cool with your favorite beverage.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Glass Beach MacKerricher State Park, near Fort Bragg, California

    Nature Laughs Last At Glass Beach [38 PICS]
    http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/09/nature-laughs-last-at-glass-beach-38-pics/

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  3. Lucille says:

    Our great President was masterful at the final press conference in Hanoi which just ended at 11:53 PM PST. Wish some news outlet was going to offer an AF1 take-off. I’d stay up for that.

    Some idiot at the presser (not sure who but a major network rep, I think) had to ask, of course, about Cohen and very inappropriately used Cohen’s lying words to insult the President to his face in front of the international press. IMO, that man should be banned forever from asking another question of President Trump. The President handled the question with dignity and calmness.

    I’m glad the President and SOS Pompeo “walked” without having signed an agreement. They know what they are doing. I’m proud that both of them are running this negotiation. Fine effort all the way around.

    BTW, I just looked up Pompeo’s bio and most things I am somewhat familiar with. However, this new item was heartwarming to me: Mike and Susan Pompeo are affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pompeo serves as a local church deacon and teaches Sunday school.

    In 2014, Pompeo told a church group that Christians needed to “know that Jesus Christ as our savior is truly the only solution for our world”. In 2015 in a talk at a church, Pompeo said that “politics is a never-ending struggle … until the Rapture.”

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  4. lovely says:

    10 smiles.

    1 ) No, that’s not Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting, but the swirls are pretty convincing. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back some lovely new photos of Jupiter that give us all of the Post-Impressionist feels.

    In the new images, atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere showcase clouds that swirl around a circle in a jet stream region called Jet N6.

    Juno took the photo 8,000 miles from the cloud tops during its 18th close flyby of Pluto on February 12.

    The image has been color-enhanced and rotated by citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill. In case you’re wondering what raw images look like when Juno captures them, you can browse and play around with them yourself. And then you can create some swirly, starry and out-of-this-world inspired art of your own.Source 62 CBS Detroit News

    2) Amazon delivery.

    3) The power icon on your computer reading 100% !

    4 )

    The first minute of Bohemian Rhapsody is not the bandmates singing together. It is a multitrack recording featuring only Freddie. The iconic video that shows the bandmates singing is actually lip-syncing.

    😳

    (I’m aware that some of you already may have know this, but it is news to me.)

    5) As Michael Cohen speaks, think about how remarkable it is: a man convicted of LYING to Congress is now appearing before Congress again… just weeks later. Invited by the Democrats as their star ‘witness.’ And all the while, the left hails his every word as gospel.__Rep. Mark Meadows

    Something simply is off with all of the presentation of Michael Cohen.

    Cohen could have made a more presentable representation of himself during his congressional testimony. He could have made his lies more credible. He chose not to. He presented himself as a befuddled, ill prepared, slow witted feckless whiny rat.

    There is no way citizen Trump kept an attorney like Cohen in his employ for 11 years if this is the best that Cohen can do.

    So logic tells us the Cohen is playing a role with his aw shucks character.

    6 ) ‘I Have Lied, But I Am Not a Liar”.__The Disbarred
    Michael Cohen who is a Client of Lanny Davis.

    7 ) Family dinners.

    8 ) Organ donors.

    Blood donors.

    9) Two soldiers with the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade demonstration.

    10) Doggity Day and Caturday at Stella’s Place.

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    • Good morning lovely! I’m happy you got your power cord and are now at 100 % power! It is a good feeling. 🙂 Cohen was a disheveled mess and didn’t sound very bright. I do hope he’s just an actor in this play and got the Dems to trust him, but is revealing all he knows to President Trump. Time will tell. Have a wonderful day!

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      • lovely says:

        I didn’t watch enough to really get a feel for what Cohen knows but I assume after 11 years in Trumps’s world Cohen knows quite a bit.

        Having Lanny Davis pulling the strings is the same thing as having Hillary pulling the strings. My opinion on Davis as Cohen’s choice is very simple. He chose Davis for the same reason Jackie Kennedy became Jackie Onassis, the same reason Lady Di was so intrigued with Dodi Fayed. Protection. Power to power.

        IfCohen is as slow as he appears in the small portion that I watched there is simply no way he could have passed the bar.

        I don’t know who Cohen is aligned with but I do know that the man we saw on the stand was not capable of withstanding Trump as a boss for 11 years.

        Things could be just as presented and Cohen may be entirely off of the Trump train, the act may have been a sympathy grab.<< (Most likely scenario)

        Mighty curious.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I had not thought of Cohen like that. May be something to it.

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    • stella says:

      Lots to pick from today, but my personal favorite is Amazon delivery (actually any delivery, including groceries from my local store.) I used my Amazon Prime to send my grandson a 12-pack of his favorite beverage to him at college. It will be delivered tomorrow. The beverage? Honest Tea Half Tea and Half Lemonade.

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      • It’s pretty great. I used my prime membership and had Whole Foods delivered a few weeks ago. So convenient!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We don’t use the food-food delivery but it still amazes me that if I need Japanese mayonnaise (yes.it’s a real thing) – poof – there it is in my mailbox within days. Real Sicilian sardines, real foods from almost anywhere in the world and a mind boggling choice of items to prepare it – poof – right there in my almost-middle-of-nowhere Mississippi with no driving to a big city that won’t even have that much of a potential supply. And just 20 years ago….nada.

        I can order food from Walmart (gag) as needed and have it ready for me to pick up but a bad as it is being limited to Walmart for some stuff is bad enough but shopping for me is still a hands-on ‘must’.

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        • stella says:

          I’m happy to have the option to have food delivered, especially in bad weather. I can always drive to the store if I want to.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I just gotta have hands-pn, touch, see smell. And there’s always that impulse buy that leads me in a different dinner direction.

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          • Menagerie says:

            My son had food delivered a few weeks ago. This is the OTR trucker, and he eats Keto so he stocks his refrigerator and freezer and cooks a lot. He uses the steamer bags of vegetables they sell in the produce section.

            He was irritated that everything like that on the order had a very short expiration time. I hadn’t thought about something like that, but yes, from milk on I look at lots of things for their expiration date.

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      • Menagerie says:

        The last time I was able to visit a very special in my life uncle and aunt in Nebraska before they died I cooked a lot for them. They both especially enjoyed one of my soups, and although it wasn’t home made, when I got home I ordered some from Amazon and had it delivered to their door.

        My aunt was dying and my uncle was cooking, cleaning, tending her, and shopping. He did have quite a bit of help from the church members, but still, saving him some time was important to me.

        The point is, it sure is nice to be able to use a service like Amazon to do good things for other people, isn’t it?

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      • lovely says:

        You’re a terrific grandma, what a thoughtful surprise for your grandson 🙂 .

        I don’t use Amazon often but it sure came in handy for my power cord .

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    • stella says:

      My other favorite is #4. Thanks for sharing that video re Freddie Mercury and Queen!

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      • lovely says:

        I was amazed to learn Freddie was the sole voice on the record for the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody!

        I checked to see if it was true and the answer is yes. So much fun, I wish I had seen him perform live.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      #5 – lovely, have you watched any other vids of Cohen? Before you make up your mind, check out a few.
      Cohen strikes one as decidedly slow. Would be curious to learn how Cohen passed the bar exam.
      iirc, Cohen’s father was a great attorney who aided Mr Trump more than a few times. Cohen’s employ with Mr Trump suggests employment as a favor to Cohen’s father, rather than any reflection on Cohen’s actual ability, or lack thereof. imo
      or not

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Now that makes more sense.

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      • lovely says:

        I’ll do that Jeans2nd 🙂 . Thank you.

        Employing him as a favor to his dad? Could be. Keeping someone that dull in the loop of personal affairs such as Stormy? I don’t buy it but what do I know?

        I have seen him but he didn’t make an impression, I feel like he would have piqued my interest if he had appeared as dull pre-severing ties with President Trump as he appeared in the hearing

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    • Lucille says:

      Lovely, wonderful compilation of smiles. Thanks!

      IMO you’ve hit the nail on the head with #5. It was phonied-up to gain some kind of sympathy or perhaps even something deeper…wanting to indicate to the world that President Trump is not only NOT a good, ethical, generous, discerning boss but he can’t pick winners, his children are losers because he’s made them that way, and his caring about people is all an act.

      Cohen painted a horrible picture because that was what was required of him by Lanny Davis, the guy who works for free. And the whole set-up was and will remain about 2020.

      And in #1 speaking in passing of VanGogh…found this very interesting article about the “only” painting he sold in his lifetime (or was it?)…”The Red Vineyards at Arles” – 1888….

      The Lore: Van Gogh Sold Only One Painting During His Life
      By Lisa Marder – November 17,2018
      https://www.thoughtco.com/van-gogh-sold-only-one-painting-4050008

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Looks like our next volunteer crew might well be….CHICKENS!

    At the end of our street, close to the ‘main’ road (three feet wider with real pavement) it appears someone dropped of two healthy, shiny, henna roosters. They look like those chickens someone buys for the kids that, once growed, cause the owners to say something akin to: “Why the $%^#@ did we ever buy these?”. They’re not scared of humans so they’ve been around us but they’re really wary. We can get within three feet but that’s it.

    We’re feeding them trying to get them used to us to the point where we can snatch them up and relocate them. If it works we’ll no longer have the need for the news to give us the correct time for sunrise.

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    • michellc says:

      They’re not all that predictable either, sometimes they start crowing at 3 in the morning.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I was purposely avoiding that aspect. We have a neighbor >1/4 away who has a ton of fighting roosters that remind me of that regularly.

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        • michellc says:

          It sometimes is very annoying.

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        • michellc says:

          Maybe I’ll turn the annoying ones into therapy roosters.

          I got a message today wanting to know if I have any goats for sale that are trained in yoga or therapy. I could tell them, I don’t have therapy goats, but I got a couple of therapy roosters.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Therapy rooster???…Therapy rooster?….OH! You mean coq au vin!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Cabrito en salsa, seco de cabrito…if they don’t go with yoga they can go with yogurt.

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          • lovely says:

            😂 Too funny Michelle!

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            • michellc says:

              I’ve had them before ask if we offer goat yoga and I’ve had them ask if they could turn them into therapy goats, but I guess now they want them trained. Not real sure how you go about training them for either, but I won’t be learning how anytime soon.

              I would love to tell some of these people they need the kind of therapy that an animal can never provide.

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              • lovely says:

                Remember when they were looking for happy chickens?

                I’ve seen some yoga goats on the tube.

                SMH

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                • michellc says:

                  I can never forget the happy chickens or the chicken diapers and strollers. Some of their chicken mental illness is being cured by the idiots getting physically sick. Yeah, there’s a reason sane people don’t let chickens run free in our homes crapping everywhere. hahaha

                  The yoga goats are just a little insane. I do not want to go lay in the pasture and let the goats climb and jump all over me. I’m really not into pain and those little hooves cause pain.

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                  • stella says:

                    I could understand therapy goats, if they are the same as therapy horses, where they work with children.

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                  • michellc says:

                    To be honest I do not know what they are. I even asked this woman who claims to have therapy goats, what they do. I asked her if she works with disabled kids, takes them to children’s events, nursing homes? She does none of that and all she would say is they provide whatever therapy you need.

                    A crock is what I think it is. Something to play on all these nuts who say they have a therapy animal for everything from depression to gender identity issues.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Also, I will tell you a goat is probably the worst animal to ever have as a therapy animal, because they’re so unpredictable. They can be sweet one minute and biting you the next, not to mention the young goats see butting as playing.

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                  • lovely says:

                    I imagine the goat yoga craze may not last all too long once the goats start butting people’s head with force.

                    I didn’t know about chicken diapers 🤣.

                    Madness!

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                  • michellc says:

                    Oh yeah it was a huge thing, people were making and selling them, you could even order them from online stores.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Crazy people.

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  7. michellc says:

    Virus bug has hit our house, finally today feel like getting out of bed.

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  8. Menagerie says:

    I am spending some time making posts for Lenten Sundays, because I am supposed to be painting. Good grief I am sick of painting. So, killing time to keep from doing what I seriously have got to get back to and get the heck over with!! Anyhow, the Prodigal Son reading comes up one Sunday, which prompted me to find this image.

    It is a statue in a garden open to the public near our church. There are a number of statues in the beautifully maintained garden on the banks of the Tennessee River. This one is in a private little gated reflection area with a bench.

    I’ve never seen a more powerful portrayal of this famous parable than this statue. Every inch of it screams the meaning in the words Jesus gave us.

    Here’s hoping I got the link right.

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  9. stella says:

    Here is an interesting gardening video. It’s about practical vertical gardening. Good way to get your produce away from critters (among other advantages.)

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  10. stella says:

    Garden fencing.

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  11. stella says:

    The first episode of The Candace Owens Show featuring Roseanne Barr will premiere this Sunday, March 3rd on PragerU.com. Tune in!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Lucille says:

    “Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s report from the border: More drugs, more human trafficking”
    By Anna Giaritelli – February 28, 2019
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rep-adam-kinzingers-report-from-the-border-more-drugs-more-human-trafficking/

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