General Discussion, Friday, August 16, 2019

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    11:30 at night and while letting a dog out to…whatever…I noticed a medium size airplane at about 800 feet flying zig zag patterns over the area. I firs saw it in the NE flying SSW about 1 mile to our west. About four minutes later it’s traveling south to north right over the east side of our property and then about 5 minutes after that from NE to south about two miles east of us.

    It’s too big for a private plane (unless you’re rich)and it has very bright nav lights. It’s VERY quiet, stacks are muffled, and that’s unusual in itself for a private prop-driven plane. Closest airports are about 20 miles west and 20 miles SSE and they are smallish general aviation. But then, why would some private pilot with an expensive custom plane be flying low altitude patterns over farm/ranch land in the middle of the night? Best I can figure is DEA flying with IR cameras looking for grow houses but there are cheaper ways to find them out here than that.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    On a brighter note……Woo Hoo!! Just got my schedule for the rural county fair next month! This ain’t no big fancy ‘un, it’s sorta more like the ones in the 40s and 50s. We gotta hall with the canning contest/exhibition as well as arts. Kids’ll be showing their 4H projects as ranchers their best stocks. We even have a rodeo that will not only have some local national-champs but lots of up and coming who’ll be getting the living **** knocked out of some. All in our own little intimate setting.

    Oh yeah, town’s having a Tea Fest in October too. It’s new, should be centering on sweet tea, and is probably partially inspired by a local tea plantation. Things are picking up as fall approaches.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Love to see the faces of our armed forces personnel…

    Take to the Skies | Aircraft Maintainers
    Marines YouTube Channel – Published on Aug 15, 2019

    Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct aircraft maintenance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Yes, I know it’s Friday but I’m anticipating Caturday…

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  5. hocuspocus13 says:

    It was a lovely Full Moon Night!

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    • czarina33 says:

      I caught it when I was looking for the outside orwnge cat last night about 9. Coming up really big behind the pine trees, wrapped in a thin swirl of fog. Excellent!

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      • Menagerie says:

        Sometimes when I am up in the middle of the night I spend time at the window by my bed looking at the moon through the trees. It’s a favorite sight of mine, moonwatching in the deep of night. You get 24/7 beauty when you live out in the country.

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    • czarina33 says:

      The weathercaster said it was a full sturgeon moon, named because sturgeon were plentiful in lakes & rivers in August. Apparently there is a green corn moon coming, as well.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I love all the old names, they paint such pictures. I have never heard of a sturgeon moon, that’s neat. Of course, I am pretty sure we don’t have sturgeon around here. Not being an angler, I could be wrong though.

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      • Lucille says:

        Never heard of a “sturgeon” moon but have heard of a “loon” moon.

        Said by some to be an old wives’ tale, my father said it seems to be true that many developmentally disabled and mentally ill folk are more restless when there’s a full moon…that’s, of course, where “looney” came from. At the disabled hospital where he worked, otherwise non-violent patients would become unpredictable, and the violent took extra care at that time. Quite strange.

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    • czarina33 says:

      And, for the past two evenings we have had brilliant, firey sunsets! Can’t see them too well through the trees, but if we go down by the lake the view is great!

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  6. Lucille says:

    I posted this at CTH late on Thursday but in case you didn’t see it… yeah, Hillary sees that Russia gets–what was it, 20%–our uranium and now is profiting even more from it…talk about Russian collusion!!

    Clintons’ Company Merged With Rosatom & Sells Russian Uranium Worldwide
    Lunch Alert! By Dick Morris on August 15, 2019

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    • czarowniczy says:

      She and Bill aren’t long from an ultimate accounting for their lives. Let them enjoy what they’ve spent a life stealing, now that they’ve got it they don’t have full facilities to fully enjoy it. They get a taste of their deepest wishes before they’ll be snatched away.

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  7. lovely says:

    10 Smiles

    1) I would love to have one of these dresses.

    Models wearing groovy Louis Feraud fashion and accessories from the 1960s.

    2) Black Berries. Raspberries. Blue Berries. Strawberries. All the berries of summer.

    3) Those glorious small rat-dogs.

    4) Summer cooling down, open windows, fresh air.

    5) The absolute pure beauty of Josh Teskey.

    6) ”Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great”__Roger de Rabutin

    7) Early morning dew and sunlight on delicate lace spider webs.


    9) ”Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!__President Donald Trump

    The Left still does not understand President Trump’s appeal to patriots. Nor does the Left understand how significant President Trump’s numbers are.

    10) William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
    But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
    Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
    Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
    So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Poor Roger. I relate. My son had a beloved Golden Retriever named Clyde. First food he stole was a steak right off the grill when he was puppy. Being young, rather impoverished, and indignant, my son went after the dog and took the steak back.

      I don’t care how much you wash a steak, the dog wins on that one. Anyhow, they had many battles over the years over food theft, and Clyde got trickier. Once I sent a whole loaf of my sourdough, fresh baked, home with my son. He got none of it, and I got a slouchy, I am trying to be ashamed and penitent but really I’m not picture of Clyde with the scraps of foil and crumbs.

      Good memories lovely, thanks for bringing them back. My son partnered up with Clyde when he was a very young man, and they had so many active adventures together. He was a faithful friend and companion, and when I picture my son during those years, in my mind he’s always with Clyde. As a much more mature and settling into family life man, he had to be with Clyde and let him go. It was the hardest thing he ever had to do.

      Sometimes families get centered in a really good way around our doggies.

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      • lovely says:

        True Menagerie. We had a food thief growing up, Bergie, large German Shepard (supposedly wolf) mix.

        My mom was a baker and she made me a beautiful birthday cake, she put it out on the enclosed stairwell that led to our backyard because the fridge was full of other birthday goodies.

        I let Bergie out. Long story short, it was the year without a birthday cake.

        Thank you for sharing some of your adventures with Clyde πŸ™‚ !

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    • Lucille says:

      Fun SMILES, lovely! 1) Would have definitely worn the green dress, sans the lattice boots but with platforms. We wore our skirts uber mini like these but NEVER without pantyhose…and those often would be color coordinated.

      2) Love berries.

      3) & 8) Poor doggies…li’l rat baby is insecure and rather cowed. Some dogs lick fabric because it has the owner’s scent and this little angel is using the couch in the same way Linus uses his blanket…comfort and security. As for Roger, when a dog owner barbecues, how about buying some cheap hamburger and cook it at the same time for their fav canis? Our furry friends are family, too.

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  8. lovely says:

    This is the Joshua Teskey video I meant to post.

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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)
    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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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  11. czarina33 says:

    Says they put the machine on a dolly and wheeled it outside to release him…

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    I am going to put this on the Chapel thread, too, but I wanted to share here. My neice’s husband is now in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. The doctors are even getting him moved up on the transplant list because of his condition. His father died young of heart failure many years ago and evidently he is suffering from the same conidition. They have three young children. I would like to ask for prayers for him to receive a new heart in time and to get his health back.

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  13. Lucille says:

    What a good young man! Hope he survives it all…

    Hong Kong rally spokesperson: we are fighting the Communist party
    Fox Business – Published on Aug 16, 2019
    Hong Kong rally spokesperson Sunny Cheung explains what the protests are all about.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    “Good.” ~ Bette Davis

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  15. Lucille says:

    The Left Wants to Forget About This
    TheDCShorts – Published on Aug 15, 2019

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  16. 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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  17. 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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