General Discussion, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Today is National Corn on the Cob Day. Whenever I think of this delicious summer treat, I remember a party my neighbor and I gave in 1973 or ’74. It was strictly outside, and all we served was corn cooked in the husks over a charcoal fire, with butter, accompanied by lots of beer. Great time!

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137 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  1. Lucille says:


    …have a great day!

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    I got this email a while ago from Brian Kolfage at

    The Globalists at the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) just showed up at our wall to LOCK THE GATE OPEN. They even invited the media to join them as they make another attempt to keep the flow of illegal human and trafficking open that our wall has shut off.

    Our legal team at WeBuildTheWall has done everything we can to work with the IBWC but this latest media stunt has gone too far. We aren’t going to let a bunch of UN globalists trample on the rights of the Americans our wall is protecting

    I need you to call the IBWC’s office at (915)832-4100 and tell them to CLOSE THE DAMN GATE. Why are they doing the bidding of smugglers and human traffickers by keeping the gate open? You can ask for Jayne Harkins. If you can’t get through keep calling and leave messages. Be firm but respectful.

    The IBWC is half owned by Mexico We just had an entity 50% owned managed by Mexico open our gate using American police as muscle. Mexico just opened all gates In El Paso sectors by way of IBWC. @harkjay350 needs to RESIGN NoW!

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  3. Lucille says:

    That corn on the cob looks mighty delicious! It would go perfectly with our iced tea theme yesterday…

    Freezing corn on the cob is an easy way to preserve your corn harvest. Here’s some ideas for you on easy methods to freeze your corn.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Inspector General Finds VA Overcharged Disabled Vets on Home Loans
    7 Jun 2019 – | By Patricia Kime

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    • That’s just sad.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        SAS, Not really. It is typical VA. I have been putting with this crap all of my life. Now here’s one a lot of Veterans don’t know; if you depend on the VA for health care of non service connected disabilities, and are over 65. You will be charged by the VA. Example; I need some Dental work. No claim for service connected, the VA will schedule you an appointment, and you will pay for your dental work.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          I forgot to add, the VA does not employ Veterans. Oh there are a few employed, usually pushing a broom ….and that is SAD…..

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        • I’m sorry Col. Ken. That’s so wrong.


        • I’m one of those Vets that didn’t know that.

          I had an eye examination that I paid for about a year ago because I needed something done before I could get up to our VA facility which is about 2 hours away.

          But the VA told me that once I was enrolled and went up the VA facility to the eye clinic, then anything they couldn’t do, they would pay my eye doctor’s clinic in my area for any procedure necessary. They also said all my health care, including non-service care, would be fully covered. They said my only expense would be a small co-pay for meds. I don’t know about dental, but all the other stuff is covered. They made that quite clear.

          So this is a bit confusing.

          I have to admit, my experience with the VA in our area has been phenomenal, as it has been for other Vets I have known in our area. That may be an exception. All the phone calls appointments, etc, have been prompt, great service. But I know that is not the case for many. Wish it were.


  5. Good mornin’ all here!

    And a shout out to my NOLA buddy here! Who dat?😎

    Thought I’d drop in a little music treat for Stellars to start your day.

    84 yr old Australian woman street pianist. She composes her own music…starts out a little slow then explodes into full spectrum beauty.


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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Here are two summer favorite corn recipes of mine.

    Can’t resist corn. Also, when the corn comes in around here we go get some from the farmers and we have fresh corn, usually off the cob in a corn pudding or fried corn, okra, fried squash, maybe mashed potatoes, absolutely sliced tomatoes and maybe an onion, served with a big old pot of pinto beans and cornbread along with Aunt Ruby’s recipe of squash relish.

    You can’t breathe for hours and move for a day or two, but boy, is it worth it. During the holidays I always say that Thanksgiving is our best meal of the year, but I’m not so sure about that. I know my husband loves this better than anything, country boy that he is. The only meat needed or wanted is flavoring the beans, that’s it.

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    • Thank you! Morning Menagerie!

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    • stella says:

      I love fresh corn cut off the cob, with the milk pressed from the cob, fried in butter.

      Another good thing is pancakes with fresh corn added to the batter.

      Corn is even good canned, or frozen. Made into tortillas and chips. Corn bread. Fritters. So many good things!

      You can even eat field corn if you pick it when it is young.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I’m thinking now I’m going to add fresh corn to my cornbread mix and make pancakes (don’t think my waffle iron would like the corn kernels) and use them as a base for BBQ pulled pork. Y’all inspire me.

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        • stella says:

          I love the Jiffy corn pudding I make for the kids every Thanksgiving. I use canned corn for that, but fresh would be more better.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, Jiffy is the cornerstone, I can’t make better from scratch. Oh yeah, yellow grits too – stone ground, not steel cut.

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            • I dunno….sis makes a master corn bread from organic stuff that is outta this world. And she also makes organic New Orleans style grits that are best ever. Sorry for braggin’, but she knows her NOLA stuff and I get to enjoy it even though I am no longer living there.


              • czarowniczy says:

                Corn bread to me is corn bread. Jiffy’s the base and we put in what else we feel like from corn to bacon to whatever seems good at the time. Using the corn bread mix as waffles or pancakes is something recent with us.

                Then there’s grits and grillades, again my fav being yellow but at times we can’t get them in NOLA. Used to be a place on the NE corner of Jax Brewery, years ago, that made great grits and grillades. You could eat out on the patio early in the morning before the city heated up and watch the river traffic,

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                • Jax Brewery….ah, memories…there ‘ya go again. lol

                  There was this great friend of mine in Leesville, LA, 30 year ret’d Army guy…his wife made probably the best of the best of cornbread, but it’s all the stuff she put it in….bacon & sausage, onion and some cream corn. That’s still my top recipe. She’s passed so I don’t get no mo’ of that.

                  Now as for the grits and grillades….good thing I’m not hungry right now, cuz I’d be upset at not having any. lol

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Well we gots plenty of new carpetbagger eateries here, arugula, tofu, vegan, yum. No more Vasquez homemade hot sausage, no more big bags of crawfish at Whiteys, no more french fry po’boys, dressed with brown gravy at Teddy’s…no more We Never Close. They even cleaned up Rocky & Carlos!

                    Like Benny Grunch say, Ain’t Dere No More.

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                  • Okay, upon the hearing of that, I’m depressed! LOL

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I like the Mexican corn recipe, I’ve made it with bagged, frozen ‘roasted’ corn in the winter.
      If the cotija cheese is a bit strong you can try feta, it works too. I find that the cotija is a bit salty so I’m not sure I’d use it with the chipotle salt, but that’s just me.

      If the chipotle salt is a bit spicy, my stomach doesn’t let me eat that much red pepper no’ mo’, you might want to substitute smoked paprika for a few of the spoonfulls of chipotle, you get the same smoke flavor without much of the heat. Also might want to use popcorn salt as it’s finer and mixes mo’ betterer with the chipotle. Also might want to consider a bit of onion and/or garlic powder too…opps, getting too close to Cajun seasoning there.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      How ’bout sharin’ that recipe for squash relish?


    • As they say in the military…ready at the instant…that is, to pig out with you and go full bore overload. I need to go to bed and you have made me too hungry to do that! LOL

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everybody. I’m so excited, we are going to see The Secret Life of Pets 2 today. The first one was so funny we have looked forward to this one. πŸ™‚

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  9. 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)
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    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’ bjosz! πŸ™‚ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Some of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
    Mornin’ Angelle Staria Literary Works! πŸ™‚ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Some more of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  10. Menagerie says:

    I’m eating lunch in a little restaurant in my hometown. I don’t know what radio station is playing in the background, but they just finished playing the National Anthem at noon. Long time since I heard that, back after 9/11.

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    • Menagerie says:

      As I form up to leave I noticed a sign above my table. Many people have eaten here, few have died. Huh, might be too small town now that I think about it.

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  11. lovely says:

    The corn on the bob looks delicious !

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Yeah, hopefully by fall, I’ll be better, then the fire pit will be used……

      Liked by 4 people

      • lovely says:

        πŸ™πŸΌ Prayers and hope Col. Ken. The gentleman at the farmers market grills the cobs right there then you can buy it on the cob or he will cut it into a cup for you with just about any fixing that you like.


        He is not selling corn yet as everything sold there has to be locally (Wisconsin) sourced. The only exception seems to be shark, which I do not understand at all but at some point I get tired of asking “Why?”.

        The market is run by a grumpy old white guy which always tickles my funny bone whenever I see him πŸ™‚ !

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  12. Lucille says:

    Texas governor Greg Abbott signs sweeping guarantee of campus free speech
    By Thomas Lifson – June 11, 2019

    Telling his video audience, “I shouldn’t have to do it” β€” because the First Amendment already guarantees free speech β€” the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, signed a bill guaranteeing free speech on campuses in Texas.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Lucille says:

    Good night! God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. czarowniczy says:

    As you may tell from some of the NOLA back-and-forth today, we don’t eat to live there, we live to eat.

    The city was dominated by local groceries, even when Albertson’s moved in, with their buying power, they couldn’t crack the loyalty, they left and a local bought up their outlets. The pre-Katrina loyalties were solid and they still run deep.

    The bull of the grocers was Schweggmann’s, you knew that going there was more than just a grocery run. Their flagship store had a bar where you could get a drink while you rested or just grab a drink and sip as you shopped. All of them had bakeries and they made hot French bread, you’s see shoppers getting them then walking around the store eating them as they shopped, it wasn’t unusual to see people putting empty bread bags on the line to be rung p.

    Most of the stores had fresh local vegetables and they all had the freshest local seafood, it would come straight from the local docks. It was quirky, it was fun, not like the brightly lit sterile stores we have today. We were lucky to get here before it all went away, we got to enjoy about 25 years of what NOLA was, we got to enjoy living the insular city we love before Katrina changed everything.

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