General Discussion, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Apollo 11 continues its 240,000 mile journey from the earth to the moon. Here’s a look at the LEM (Lunar Exploration Module) broadcast that day.

According to, also on this day, shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours.

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68 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, July 18, 2019

  1. Lucille says:


    All these flowers have several meanings…I chose one to think about as we look at them perhaps in our personal gardens or in these photos….

    Dogwood Blossoms – Purity…

    Sunflower – Loyalty…

    Gerbera Flowers – Cheerfulness…

    Daffodil – New beginnings…

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  2. lovely says:

    10 Smiles


    2) Cherry popsicles.

    3) Going home to your own bed after sleeping in a hotel.

    4) This is nothing short of a masterpiece.

    5) EpiPens


    7) Partial list of people President Trump has told to go home: British ambassador, Epstein, our troops overseas, criminals released under First Step Act, prisoners pardoned, Hillary, illegal immigrants, and the Squad.__Scott Adams

    ( I wonder if Terrance K. Williams realizes that the president of the United States is stealing his line.)

    “Guuurlll go home.”__TKW

    8) The forever and effortlessly beautiful Gorge Michael.

    (Totally smokes Elton John singing Elton’s own song.)

    9) Walking into your air-conditioned house on a hot summer day. (Hat tip to Sand 🙂 !

    The Old Astronomer, by Sarah Williams

    Reach me down my Tycho Brahé,—I would know him when we meet,
    When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
    He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
    We are working to completion, working on from then till now.

    Pray, remember, that I leave you all my theory complete,
    Lacking only certain data, for your adding, as is meet;
    And remember, men will scorn it, ’tis original and true,
    And the obloquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.

    But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learnt the worth of scorn;
    You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn;
    What, for us, are all distractions of men’s fellowship and smiles?
    What, for us, the goddess Pleasure, with her meretricious wiles?

    You may tell that German College that their honour comes too late.
    But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate;
    Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
    I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night.

    What, my boy, you are not weeping? You should save your eyes for sight;
    You will need them, mine observer, yet for many another night.
    I leave none but you, my pupil, unto whom my plans are known.
    You “have none but me,” you murmur, and I “leave you quite alone”?

    Well then, kiss me,—since my mother left her blessing on my brow,
    There has been a something wanting in my nature until now;
    I can dimly comprehend it,—that I might have been more kind,
    Might have cherished you more wisely, as the one I leave behind.

    I “have never failed in kindness”? No, we lived too high for strife,—
    Calmest coldness was the error which has crept into our life;
    But your spirit is untainted, I can dedicate you still
    To the service of our science: you will further it? you will!

    There are certain calculations I should like to make with you,
    To be sure that your deductions will be logical and true;
    And remember, “Patience, Patience,” is the watchword of a sage,
    Not to-day nor yet to-morrow can complete a perfect age.

    I have sown, like Tycho Brahé, that a greater man may reap;
    But if none should do my reaping, ’twill disturb me in my sleep.
    So be careful and be faithful, though, like me, you leave no name;
    See, my boy, that nothing turn you to the mere pursuit of fame.

    I must say Good-bye, my pupil, for I cannot longer speak;
    Draw the curtain back for Venus, ere my vision grows too weak:
    It is strange the pearly planet should look red as fiery Mars,—
    God will mercifully guide me on my way amongst the stars.

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  3. Lucille says:

    So many goodies….

    #1…Dear little owl and bee investigating each other!
    #2…Cherry popsicles…YES!! I want one right this minute!
    I can’t light no more of your darkness
    All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
    I’m growing tired and time stands still before me
    Frozen here on the ladder of my life
    It’s much too late to save myself from falling
    I took a chance and changed your way of life
    But you misread my meaning when I met you
    Closed the door and left me blinded by the light
    Don’t let the sun go down on me
    Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see
    I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
    But losing everything is like the sun going down on me
    Ladies and gentlemen Mr. Elton John
    I can’t find
    Oh, the right romantic line
    But see me once and see the way feel
    Don’t discard me, baby, don’t
    Just because you think I mean you harm
    Just because you think I mean you harm, oh
    But these cuts I have, cuts I have
    They need love
    They need love, they need love to help them heal
    Oh, don’t let the sun go down on me
    Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see
    I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
    Cause’ losing everything is like the sun going down on me
    Don’t let the sun go down on me
    Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I that see, yeah
    I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free, baby, oh
    ‘Cause’ losing everything is like the sun going down on me

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  4. lovely says:

    For Wooly if he peeks in ❤️.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. lovely says:

    I somehow lost a day this week.

    Happy belated Doggity Day Joshua ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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  7. 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! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ NC Nana! 🙂 🍸 (Beautiful)
    Mornin’ bjosz! 🙂 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Some of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
    Mornin’ Angelle Staria Literary Works! 🙂 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Some more of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
    Mornin’ just stevie! 🙂 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 (Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac, 2014)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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 Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

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  8. Lucille says:

    This is info from last week, but published today…the kind of vid worth watching even if we know most of it…but also for sending to those who may not know ANY of it since they get biased, half-baked news from the lying media…

    Real News Update 07.13.19

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  9. jeans2nd says:

    You all are generally in a pretty good mood, and have good, reasoned arguments.

    Is anyone able to explain to me how Pres Trump throwing us to Fake News wolves is a good thing?
    For the life of me, I cannot see the upside to this.
    They are going to continue attacking us even more, relentlessly, for at least the next month. We will be called every name in and out of the book, and Fake News’ retort is going to be “well even Your President denounced you.”

    Do Fake News not attack us enough now as it is? Did Pres Trump really need to give Fake News license to attack us more?
    I just do not get it.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Some people just don’t know when to shut up. The Corps of Engineers has had the Bonnet Carre spillway open for a record amount of time. It keeps the Mississippi from topping the levees downtown, flooding the and severely disrupting the nation’s economy that relies on the river.

    The spillway dumps millions of gallons a day into Lake Pontchartrain which is usually brackish and changes the lake to a fresher water. The fresh water combined with nutrients in the river causes huge algae blooms that can make parts of the lake mildly toxic and the state recommends avoiding being in the water. We had and still have some blooms but it looks like Barry blew more salt water into the lake, agitated the lake and mitigated some of the blooms.

    Tonite the news here was covering piqued buck-down parents on the north side of the lake. They are vocally miffed that their privileged kids can’t be sailing out on the lake in their yachting classes due to liability paranoia by the yacht instructors. Instructors have tried to compromise by having students manage small one-snowflake craft in large swimming pools, they’ve even had students out building sailboats…common labor! Angry whiners are upset about the blooms, demanding the pols find some other way to dispose of excess water than letting it flow into the lake and parents are demanding refunds as their spawn have been set back in their sail-powered yachting lessons. Oh the horror of it all.

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  11. 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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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. 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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