General Discussion, Friday, June 14, 2019

Today is Flag Day!

This day commemorates the adoptionΒ of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

That the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. This resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

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98 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, June 14, 2019

  1. What a beautiful sight to see a field of Flags. I bet many small towns will have great displays!

    Enjoy a little bit of Flag and music.

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  2. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Morning Everyone!!!

    Liked by 7 people

  3. lovely says:

    Good morning beautiful folks πŸ™‚ .

    Made me weep.

    Liked by 9 people

  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

    Liked by 6 people

    • lovely says:

      Morning Wee ! Maybe they’re fighting in lollipop land?

      Liked by 5 people

    • stella says:

      Mornin’ WeeWeed!

      Liked by 3 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      DoD announces plans change Navy SpecOps acronym to SEALGBT.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Afternoon Z’s!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Another good ‘un but they’re prognosticating a week of on/off rain.

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          • Menagerie says:

            Jfpr us too. Which means the porches and walkways aren’t going to get stained next week, which screws up my timeline. Again.


            • czarowniczy says:

              Oh well, just rearrange your schedule to do fun stuff during the rainy time and do the work during to sunny time.

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              • Menagerie says:

                Gee, that’s such a fine trade! Actually, I still have a couple of painting tasks inside, and a closet to clean out. So I can keep on going. My concern is wanting to have all of this finished by the 26th which is my appointment with the realtor. He may just have to see the house with the porches yet to be stained.

                They aren’t really terrible. It’s just the year the staining is due, and I didn’t get it done in the spring due to the monsoon weather.

                Maybe we just need to move into an old folks home. We are both tired of the work.


                • czarowniczy says:

                  The realtor works for you and most likely s/he ain’t the only one so you have leverage. They have a number of clients but you, they want you to know, have only one realtor. They work for you.

                  I know you were joking but Czarina’s dealt with enough ‘retirement’ homes sat all ends of the spectrum. She can tell you tales that will have you opening cans of spinach to find the strength to work like mad rather than go into one.

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                  • Menagerie says:

                    Yep, we are just tired right now. Been working really hard on this place. No retirement home for us, but my husband did spend a few days thinking about a condo on the river.

                    He is just so not a condo kind of man.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I wanted to have large swaths of breathing space. I didn’t want all of the noises attendant to city living. If I wanted to sit out on the back porch with a drink while I’m wearing my underwear, I can do it. It’s all about freedom.

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                  • Menagerie says:

                    Yeah, we have privacy here too. Closer neighbors than you I think, but we have total privacy up here.

                    The question now is whether we want to try to find something else out in the country or try small town living. And exactly where.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    We’re 14 miles north of a town with 10-thousand, 14-miles south of one with about 3,000 and about 14 miles east of one with 11,000. We’ve been living out here long enough to where going into the 3000-population town is about as urban as I can take.

                    We have NOLA when Czarina gets an itch but there’s an amazing theater in the 10K town that carries 1st run, we have Netflix and satellite TV. We have a few good eateries when I get tired of cooking and I have the internet (OK, at a 1998 level) and Amazon so what I need in books, food I can’t find locally, and a lotta other stuff I just get on line.

                    We have a pretty good hospital 14 miles south, a really good hospital system 45 miles south and a really great complex 75 miles south in NOLA. The county’s contracted with and largely pays for a fully equipped air ambulance that can fly you to the area Level One trauma center 45 miles north or the super trauma center in NOLA. There’s also a ground ambulance system but it’s a bit stressed and stretched so that’s an issue but then we all have trucks so if someone gets needy to load and go, to hell with speed limits. We try to stay healthy.

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    • My husband Loves the Babylon Bee…the one about Joel Osteen butchering scripture without a license is priceless around here!

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  5. 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’ 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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  6. stella says:

    Was just out in the garden. Planted a container with a couple of peppers, and saw my first tomato! Lots of blossoms, though. Got to finish potting today, before the rain.

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  7. Lucille says:

    Department of Justice is failing to prosecute criminal referrals from IG Horowitz
    By Thomas Lifson – June 14, 2019

    The Deep State has taken root at the Department of Justice, granting immunity, in effect, to law enforcers who become law-breakers.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Got my flag out on the front patio late today, but it’s flying now…actually a 3′ x 5′ is up every day hanging in my window…

    Why US forces carry the American flag

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  9. Lucille says:

    Doesn’t look like justice will be served in this “complicated” case…shoot, not even community service!!!…

    Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press – Posted: Jun 14, 2019 / 04:01 PM CDT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) β€” A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster.
    Seven of 15 people had taken plea deals with no jail time, and their records will eventually be scrubbed clean. Eight others saw their charges dismissed Thursday, including two who served in former Gov. Rick Snyder’s Cabinet. Some key questions and answers about the probe:

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  10. lovely says:

    Our 6 cygnets make their debut.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Our tax dollars at work in America…

    Unborn Babies are Being Extracted From Their Mother’s Wombs Alive to Have Their Livers Harvested
    By DAVID DALEIDEN June 14, 2019 | 7:12PM WASHINGTON, DC


  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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