General Discussion, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The vegetable garden at Canyon Kitchen restaurant in the Lonesome Valley, Cashiers, NC.

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54 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  1. czarowniczy says:

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Posted this next door, had to share here too.

    MSM seems to have sorta let our Mississippiillegal raids drop except for the endless boo-hooing about their poor (but illegal) ninas y ninos. Some local papers have run the stories on how amongst those busted were many who were previously (some multiple times) arrested before for being here illegally AND some who were wearing court-ordered ankle bracelets, they’d just ignored the courts’ orders and di-di-maued out and got another job.

    This was the result of an investigation that went on over a year, the Feds have proof that the companies KNOWINGLY hired illegals and even FACILITATED their illegal hiring. I’m betting that more than a few company folks will be getting all-expense paid vacays to a Fed motel. This is too big to just slap a few wrists

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    • rheavolans says:

      Well, good! Maybe it’s gonna be a warning to other companies!

      As for the poor children of the lawbreakers, deport them too. Problem solved.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Let’s see. These businesses were fairly close to Jackson, the political center of the state. There most likely was a channel of money to Jackson from the plants. I’m waiting to see what the sentences for the businesses are.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Stellars, it’s…

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  4. Lucille says:

    There’s no figure skater I enjoy more than Kurt Browning…

    “Easy” – 2006 (music by Barenaked Ladies)

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  5. lovely says:

    Morning kids.

    Love Mark Dice.

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  6. 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’ just stevie! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 (Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac, 2014)
    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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  7. Menagerie says:

    Good morning everyone. Hope you are off to a fantastic Tuesday. Time to get going and working and doing, for me. After my coffee that is. The little coffee shop that roasts the best beans ever flooded with the high waters in our little town about a month ago. If they can get opened back up before we leave it’ll save me my first trip back down here. I imagine my husband will never settle on coffee now.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    Since Katrina New Orleans has been on an ‘improvement’ jag. From building new tourist attractions to trying to shake that old image of the city into an adult Disney creation, it’s all about change. Thing is this takes money and, nearly 15 years later, as Congress balks at coughing up yet more money for reconstruction the City is looking inward. That means taxes and the assessor’s office has just started to ‘revalue’ NOLA property.

    Somebody just noticed that as the city’s posted these new rates the low income and elderly are getting hit heavily with tax increases of up to 100%. This is not because the city hasn’t previously upgraded assessments, it’s because the city’s decided to launch infrastructure upgrades and the pols need MONEY. Now those low income owners who were helped after Katrina to become home owners and those elderly who’ve worked all of their lives to pay for their retirement homes are right in the crosshairs.

    The city apologist team is saying that the effected should have logged onto the assessor’s site and checked their evaluations, no warnings about the new assessments but, like every other thing the city tries to get over on its residents, the excuse is to log onto some obscure city site and if you don’t well you deserve what happens to you. You are expected to block out a period of time where you crawl through the city’s IT labyrinth to see what’s planned for your personal screwing. No central point where the city posts all of its plans to roast you on a spit, that would defeat the ‘well it’s your fault for not looking’ rationalization.

    I looked at our assessment – the assessor decreased the value of our land by $9000 but increased the value of our almost 60 year old house by $9000. That’s projected to stay the same for at least the next two years…no guarantee…but I expect to see the land value creeeeeep back up to where that $9000 gets eaten up. With us it’s an irritation but with a lot of our neighbors it’s going to be a real problem.

    Ir’s almost as if the city is trying to force out the elderly and low income homeowners hoping their land and houses will be redeveloped into more tax-productive property. To do that they’ll have to fix a crumbled infrastructure that’s been ignored for decades and that will take a quick cash infusion from increased property taxes. Those who get caught in the jaws…well that’s too bad but their properties can be redeveloped and be more tax productive.

    The Old Guard was crooked..OK, so is the New Guard…but at least they were local, knew the plight of the largely low income population and didn’t try to tax them out of their properties. This new regime has set an agenda and a trap and the trap is being sprung. Those people effected by the tax increases have to download and fill out a multiple page form, fill them out justifying the challenge to the increased tax, personally submit them in four copies to the assessor’s office and do it all before August 22nd. Had it not been for a local news outlet this still wouldn’t be widely known but even with the broadcast there will still be a lot of people left in a lurch. So much for the Big Easy.

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  10. Sharon says:

    Today as I was traveling cross town I saw an “announcement” type bumper sticker on the little car in front of me:

    “The speed of this car is monitored by GPS.”

    It didn’t appear to be a commercial or government-owned vehicle. Looked like an everyday driver.

    Since that is apparently a possible thing now – I expect it will be implemented by everything from police departments to insurance companies so they can instantly know how fast everyone is driving. Would make issuing speeding tickets easier? Or maybe they will just shut the engine off if the driver doesn’t correct the speed.

    My son bought a smart phone for me a couple of months back. First thing I did was disable the GPS. My old car (a 2006) certainly doesn’t have any embedded GPS stuff but I suppose they will be able to force it like they did catalytic converters back in the day – “You can’t register your vehicle without an active GPS tracker….”

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    • rheavolans says:

      When I was travelling over the Fourth of July, I had to Google map my way to some of the places I went. Google Maps can now tell how fast you’re travelling. I happened to look down and see it doing this.

      I don’t have – or want – smart car, though, so they can’t turn mine off remotely.

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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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  13. Lucille says:

    Good night! God bless!

    Liked by 2 people

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