General Discussion, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The origins of this festival date back to 1945, when Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to show appreciation for the asylum the members of Holland’s exiled royal family were granted during World War II. The Netherland’s tradition of gifting tulips to Canada continued each year, and the first Canadian Tulip Festival occurred in 1953. Every May, over a million tulips bloom across the National Capital Region, attracting over 500,000 visitors for the world’s largest tulip festival.

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75 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  1. Lucille says:


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  2. Lucille says:

    “La ClairiΓ¨re FΓ©erique” by Michel PΓ©pΓ©

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  3. Lucille says:

    I’ve been viewing old films and posters online. Great fun. A friend of mine has a huge collection of posters and other film memorabilia. I know she’d love to have these two classic “moderne” style posters for THE WALKING DEAD (1936)….

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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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. stella says:

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  7. stella says:

    Interesting, but sad.

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    • Lucille says:

      This will go on my list to view in increments. I visited the city a couple of times over the years and always found it unclean…but sort of “normally” so. Today the opioid crisis has turned the city into a monstrous trash heap with human flotsam and jetsam that is allowed to ruin their lives in public view. Unfortunately that does not deter more and more people from turning to a zonked-out life. Beyond sad.

      You can see from this October 2017 chart, Seattle (communist run) is a major hub for drug trafficking, along with Spokane (a Republican city) and Yakima (also Rep run)…

      Thanks to the Dems who don’t care if drugs pour over the border and our cities are terrorized by drug addicts and cartels.

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  8. stella says:

    A Facebook friend, Ruth Papazian, is planning to run against AOC in the 2020 election. She has a Facebook group called Bronx Bolshevik Bulletin. She said they spelled her name right in her first “hit piece” in the NY Daily News:

    Ruth’s latest FB post:

    Martha MacCallum will interview me 7:40 pm on Fox News Channel. Right out of the gate, I’m in Prime Time. #ItsGoTime

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  9. stella says:

    One in custody after threats against President, Pentagon closes I-68

    HAZELTON β€” A 42-year-old man is in custody following the lengthy shutdown of Interstate 68, a West Virginia State Police spokesperson confirmed.

    β€œAs a result of the investigation based on a traffic stop that occurred earlier this morning, it had been discovered that threats were made to kill the President of the United States and to blow up the Pentagon. A search of the vehicle revealed a firearm and an explosive powder. A 42-year-old male has been detained for questioning. WVSP in conjunction with the FBI and Secret Service are continuing to investigate. The interstate has been reopened.”

    The man in custody has not been identified.

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  10. stella says:

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    • Lucille says:

      This is a very interesting article…outside of race and mutual sycophantic behavior, no wonder Jussie got along so well with the Obamas….

      March 27, 2019
      Jussie Smollett learned how to lie from his communist mother
      By M. Catharine Evans

      After prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, the actor insisted he did not fake the fake attack.

      At a press conference, Smollett made an unusual, if not Freudian, statement about his “truthfulness” and his mother.

      “I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of.”


    • lovely says:

      I am rethinking my position on the Smollett case.

      There is simply too much going on and too many moving pieces to keep up with everything.

      I believe that Rahm was just lying when he acted angry about Foxx’s dismissal of the 16 felony charges.

      If this came from Michelle Obama it means that Smollett has some evidence that is damaging to someone very high up and likely very close to the Obamas. Maybe even the Obamas themselves.

      The timing of the dismissal of charges lets us know that whoever ordered the Smollett dismissal knew that it was going to be received very badly by the public, the news is saturated at the moment and my best guess is that the power behind the dismissal is as I said before hoping that this travesty of justice is a blip on the radar because so much is going on in the news cycle.

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    • Lucille says:

      And this invasion of privacy comes to the forefront of the Get Rid of Trump movement…
      Deutsche Bank has begun handing over Trump’s financial records with them to the House Financial Services Committee as Democrats turn their attention away from Mueller to the president’s business deals

      Deutsche Bank hands documents to House Financial Services Committee

      Powerful panel is headed by Democratic House Rep. Maxine Waters

      German bank has been scrutinized for its dealings with Trump over decades
      Deutsche Bank was one of few lenders willing to do business with Trump
      Frankfurt-based lender was also subpoenaed by New York attorney general
      Prompted by Michael Cohen’s testimony that President inflated his wealth

      Cohen said Trump lied about value of his company to secure loans with the bank

      PUBLISHED: 02:05 EDT, 27 March 2019 | UPDATED: 03:07 EDT, 27 March 2019

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  11. stella says:

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  12. michellc says:

    Once upon a time I never would of thought to ask a doctor about his/her politics or religion. I think if I had young kids today, I would be asking a lot of questions and doing a lot more research than just medical research on my pediatrician.
    This is scary stuff. I remember once when my youngest was a baby and really sick, I called his pediatrician after hours she told me to take him to the ER. Problem was she was in a different town, so that meant a hospital I wasn’t familiar with, I still did so, but immediately they were wanting to do invasive tests on a small baby that I didn’t agree with and felt could harm him. I refused and told them I was leaving, they tried to prevent me and told me I had to sign I was refusing treatment. I told them I wasn’t signing anything, because I wasn’t refusing treatment, I was refusing quacks without even looking at my baby ordering invasive tests that could harm a small baby. By the time I got to the waiting room, with chasing after me, my husband saw what was going on and blocked them, while I got outside.
    We then took him to our local ER and I called his doctor and told her I would never go to that hospital again. She was furious when I told her what they had planned and said she’d be talking to the administrator. I told her do whatever she had to do, but I wouldn’t ever go there again.

    Today I guess that could/would mean I have the swat team kicking down my door and CPS stealing my kids.

    Many times over the years I was headed to ER in middle of night, to turn around and go home when my kids fever suddenly broke.

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    • It’s a very disturbing story. So scary.

      Then there is this… crazy progressive doctors… I can’t remember if I posted this or not, but there’s a female pediatrician several towns away from me that has decided that one of her twin boys, age 6, is a girl. She dresses him as a girl, changed his name, has the full support of his school, and is planning to start hormone therapy at Children’s Hospital in Dallas, when he turns 8. The father is trying desperately to stop this. I wouldn’t take my grandchildren to that woman for anything. I can’t believe she has a single patient left.

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  13. lovely says:

    Close to the funniest headline that I have ever seen.

    James Comey confused by Mueller’s obstruction decision: ‘I can’t quite understand what’s going on’


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  14. Lucille says:

    Under Obama β€œGlobal Aid” Was All About Funding Abortions, Donald Trump Has Stopped That
    By Tony Perkins – March 26, 2019 | 6:19PM WASHINGTON, DC

    Most people’s idea of humanitarianism isn’t killing. And yet, there’s an entire group of liberals in this country who think the most neighborly thing the United States can do is show up in other countries armed with free abortions. Under Barack Obama, β€œglobal aid” wasn’t about feeding families or helping the sick. It was about funding an international war on children in the womb. Now, thanks to Donald Trump, America’s days of exporting abortion are over. Unfortunately, the fight to circumvent that policy is not.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. lovely says:

    What a satisfying article to read.

    The Mueller interview that wasn’t: how Trump’s legal strategy paid off

    Or more aptly named “Team Trump defeats Team Mueller in Game of Chicken”.

    President Trump’s legal team did everything right.

    The elitist slobs sucking on underbelly teats of the DC swine have been thoroughly hoodwinked. Again and again President Trump proves that the DC mongrels had absolutely no viable plan for a Trump victory and that they still have no understanding of who President Trump is or what he is willing to endure to destroy the swamp and Make America Great Again.

    I am in awe.

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  18. lovely says:

    Dershowitz’s article about being banned from CNN.

    Alan Dershowitz: How CNN misled its viewers

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  19. lovely says:

    I was the most innocent human being!”__President Trump

    Man o man I wish I could watch liberal elites reacting to this interview!



  20. stella says:

    My cat, Luna, just woke up, but until just a moment ago, she was curled up sleeping on the top of the sofa about six inches from my right ear, snoring little kitty snores. So cute.

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