General Discussion, Friday, August 23, 2019

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    An interesting little Rand report: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3140.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=RAND%20Policy%20Currents+AEM:%20%20Email%20Address%20NOT%20LIKE%20DOTMIL&utm_campaign=AEM:631600804

    It’s on what Americans spend on illegal drugs. What interests me is the huge increase in drug issues while Obama was in office, especially when he opened the US to the cartels with his US/Mexico trade deals. That I-35 initiative opened the main north-south interstate between Mexico and the cartel office in Chicago and flooded the Midwest.

    At some distant point in the future someone will dig thru the Obama Era records, if they haven’t been destroyed, and a lotta stuff’s going to come flooding out. During those eight years he was in office drug use shot up – no pun intended – and Mexico went into overdrive supplying crack and heroin. I’m not sure it was a coincidence but I’m sure there’s no way any mortal’s gonna get into what records remain.

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    • Lucille says:

      Well, Czar…REPORT: Obamas Buying $15 Million Martha’s Vineyard Mansion
      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/report-obamas-buying-15-million-marthas-vineyard-mansion/

      He’s getting the money from somewhere and it ain’t just from any consultation fees from Justin re messing over President Trump’s NAFTA replacement treaty.

      This photo of the pair is a hoot…has he shrunk?

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      • facebkwallflower says:

        His shrunken size, while sitting reminds me of photos of my father and how we were shocked at his reduced size in family photo. He had cancer.

        Barry’s shrunkeness reminds me of pics of friend’s brother dying from aids.

        The shrunkeness also reminds me of every pic of loved ones, in their old age. Start to notice on people when reach mid-seventies. Photo evidence had people speculating back in 2008 that Barry was ten, maybe even fifteen years older than he was claiming.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Can’t tell fer sure but probably his progesterone therapy’s taking effect.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Czar, BamπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ was it noticed yes it was, some new tools where add to the tool box…….to win the fight. The time line started when the Fed bank in Austin did an audit, could not account for an additional 6-8 Billion dollars that was pushed thru the system….

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  2. Lucille says:

    Happy Friday, Stellars…

    Blue Angels Cockpit Video β€’ Boeing Seafair Air Show 2019
    Gung Ho Vids – August 19, 2018
    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform aerobatic maneuvers over Seattle during the 2019 Boeing Seafair Air Show on August 3rd.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Lucille πŸ™‚ !

      Awesome !

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    • I love this! Morning Lucille πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ»

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    • czarina33 says:

      In the 70’s in Miami there was an air show offering rides on an acrobatic plane. I bought one for a friend for his birthday (he was a total airplane nut) but never for a moment thougt of taking a ride myself.

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      • Lucille says:

        Absolutely NO to any daredevil stuff but my hat’s off to anyone who does it for a living.

        Outside of large airliners, of course, I’ve only been in regular small jets like a Lear or in helicopters…and I’d rather be on any craft that flies out of a fixed base operation than go to an airport terminal…dealing with that mess kills my nerves.

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        • czarina33 says:

          Our Gulfport airport is teriffic! Takes a a couple of minutes to check in, walk a few steps to the escalator, TSA s a breeze taking almost no time, then right to the plane! Friendly people who look at me and smile! I may pay a little more than going out of New Orleans’ much larger airport, which takes 1/2 hour to park, then a walk into the terminal, stand in lines to check in, at least an hour in the TSA line no matter what time of day, and a REALLY long walk to the gate. Drive time is the same either way.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And seeing these always immediately drives me back to the airshow at Hill AFB where the Thunderbird pilot had a malfunction and, rather than risk crashing into the crowds watching the show, rode the F-16 into a plowed field at the south of the runway. There was no hope of his surviving and he had to know that as he rode it in but he did anyway. Like this pilot he could have ejected but his course probably would have taken the pilotless plane into the crowd of housing areas around the runway.

      The crowd saw the pilot steer the plane into the field and die rather than chance injuring them or others and I’m sure it made as lasting an impression on them as it did me.

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  3. facebkwallflower says:

    Here is a great, well-written article on the genius of PRESIDENT Donald J Trump offering to buy Greenland. The man is a zillion steps ahead of the world. https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/method-to-the-madness/#more-55656

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    • czarina33 says:

      Yes, it was well written. And once again, the president sends the media running off someplace to comment extensively on something he said, while he is working on great things they didn’t notice (or didn’t want to talk about).

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  4. lovely says:

    10 smiles

    1) Keeping a houseplant alive for over a year!!

    2) Walking to the first day of school with a friend.

    3) Fresh made guacamole.

    4)

    5) Generation Z’s return to conservative values.

    6) The Original Parkour.

    7) A walk in the woods.

    8) Discovering old music that is new to you.

    9) This is one photo.

    10) Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    __Robert Frost

    Whose woods these are I think I know.Β Β Β 
    His house is in the village though;Β Β Β 
    He will not see me stopping hereΒ Β Β 
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.Β Β Β 

    My little horse must think it queerΒ Β Β 
    To stop without a farmhouse nearΒ Β Β 
    Between the woods and frozen lakeΒ Β Β 
    The darkest evening of the year.Β Β Β 

    He gives his harness bells a shakeΒ Β Β 
    To ask if there is some mistake.Β Β Β 
    The only other sound’s the sweepΒ Β Β 
    Of easy wind and downy flake.Β Β Β 

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep, Β Β 
    But I have promises to keep,Β Β Β 
    And miles to go before I sleep,Β Β Β 
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Lovely, Great ten smile

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    • Menagerie says:

      Good morning lovely, and thanks for the smiles. Been wondering what Wee’s ex boss was up to. And the poem is a well loved favorite of many for good reason. Once you’ve read it, that last verse lives in your mind.

      If you ever sit just at the edge of the woods at twilight and watch the beams of sunlight on the ground seem to dance as they fade away, and the darkness deepen, you’ll know what he writes about. It’s compelling. Why settle for tv when you could watch that?

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      • lovely says:

        Agreed Menagerie πŸ™‚ . There is something magical about the woods, my favorite time is watching a big storm roll in.

        The beginning of a beautiful day here.

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        • czarina33 says:

          In the evening, the sun sets on the far side of our lake, directing light into the woods on the east side of the lake, exposing the trunks to light for the only time in the day. I love to look at that light directed deep into the forest, just yellow and black and green…..

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          • lovely says:

            Beautiful Czarina πŸ™‚ .

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          • Lucille says:

            The 1950s housing tract where I lived for 27 years in Los Angeles was total big city, of course, being five blocks from a major freeway. To the west of our house, which was at the end of a cul-de-sac, was a hill over which the sun would shine at the end of the day. Many homes had the original trees planted in 1950 and they were very tall and thick.

            One late afternoon as the sun was giving its last rays over the hill, I took the dog out for his walk, looked up and the trees ahead of me were all shimmering gold. It was startling and eerie, even otherworldly. I’d never seen such a spectacle before and stood gazing at the scene until the sun disappeared. An absolutely fabulous moment in time, but I never saw it again.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        OMG…..and just when I’d all but forgotten her……

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    • Menagerie says:

      You give me deep thoughts this morning lovely. I am struggling with the idea that I want to be closer to the city and family when we move, partly because I fear loneliness in my old age. But none, absolutely none, of the suburban homes have any appeal to us. We want to live in the country.

      Your poem makes me see the dilemma a little more clearly. Thank you. I’m pretty sure I won’t trade days of joy for the safe, easy path.

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      • lovely says:

        Thanks Menagerie, I hope you find a home to help you make the transition, there is a home that is perfect out there for you, maybe on the edge of a wood?

        Pray to your guardian angel to converse with the guardian angel of the people in the home that will bring you peace and happiness and follow your soul.

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      • litenmaus says:

        “I am struggling with the idea that I want to be closer to the city and family when we move, partly because I fear loneliness in my old age.”

        :0) {hugs}…

        lovely stated it perfectly Menagerie…’follow your soul’

        “Fear thou not, for I am with thee….” Isaiah 41:10…

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      • czarina33 says:

        We bought land “in the country” because Czar hated the city/suburbs, all those people “too close”. I considered it a fine adventure. We built a house with lots of room in the kitchen and great room so people could visit us and be comfortable, and planted and improved the land so they could enjoy it as much as we do. We have neighbors in the vicinity of a 1/2 mile radius. Family don’t visit us, we go see them. They want to live in the cities, we are good here. Lesson: do what’s right for you.

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    • Morning lovely! Wonderful list! ❀️

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      LOL that pic in Tokyo. I smiled.

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    • czarina33 says:

      “The original parkour”
      Czar mentioned the local tv station’s series about the “Forgotten East”. One of the complaints they have is there is not enough for children to do. Well, when I grew up in the suburbs, we had yards to run around on, ride bikes, skate on the sidewalks, play hide and seek or basketball, spend the afternoon in someone’s pool, do tumbling and dance contests, play board games…. What these people say is they want the city recreation dept. to set up standardized, organized activities. Foo! Have they lost initiative and imagination!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      There were side canyons up Ogden canyon in Utah that, for most of the year, were totally uninhabited by hikers. We’d hike them in Spring when everything was blooming for a few days and then in Fall when they were damp, darker and had streams of clouds hanging or slowly moving through. They were stark, wild and beautiful.

      Your mountain lake picture reminded me of that, long gone now for us and I’m sure they’re now infected with the Left Coast parasites who’ve so dirtied their own nest they’ve had to move to new areas to soil.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks, lovely, for our 10 SMILES of the day! #9 is Waterfowl Lake in Banff, Alberta…a favorite spot where my parents vacationed several times. The Banff area is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

      Which reminds me of #7–a walk in the woods by my mother and sister. One time in a Canadian wood (Manitoba probably) they were out for a walk on a sunny day and passed by an abandoned cabin with the side door open. Mom heard a strange sound like a pig grunting coming from the cabin. She remarked about it to my sister who stopped, listened, then said, “Just turn around and we’ll walk back down the path. That’s a bear. Don’t make any sudden moves.” My sister, being an avid backwoods hiker and wildlife observer was used to nature’s sounds. Mom said she’d never forget how calm Sis was.

      #10, The simplicity of Frost’s poem is enchanting.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ sportsfans!

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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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    It’s probably cold, unfeeling and insensitive for me to say so but I will anyway.

    Remember my post of a week ago regarding the local anchorwoman who died when the stunt plane she was riding in crashed? Well since then the top story on EVERY station on EVERY news broadcast has been about her and some part of her life, everyone’s trying to get a piece of it to claim as unique and their own. It’s been an ENDLESS drumbeat.

    Well today the noon news on her channel, all 60 minutes of it, is devoted to her memorial service where a seemingly endless line of speakers will tell us how special she was (and by association and extension) they are. Nya Nya Nya, I was closer to her than YOU were!

    I’m hoping this is the end to it though I believe that it will taper off and be revived on select dates, including anniversary dates. She took a known risk chasing a story, she rode in a stunt plane and even those reporters flying with the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels, planes that have meticulous maintenance, have to sign waivers – this ain’t like riding bumper cars in the park. At the same time how many fathers/mothers have been murdered in the ongoing innercity crime plague, leaving the surviving spouse or, more commonly, grandparent(s) to raise the surviving children? They get 2 minutes of coverage sometime before the weather broadcast and then it’s over, fini. A double standard for sure.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Speaking of progressive batsh*t crazy parents: https://www.foxnews.com/world/australia-vegan-parents-baby-jail

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  9. Lucille says:

    Australia to join US effort, send warship to Persian Gulf amid rising tensions with Islamic Republic of Iran
    August 22, 2019 – Christine Douglass-Williams

    In support of U.S. efforts in the Gulf, β€œAustralia will send a warship, surveillance aircraft and Defence Force personnel to the Persian Gulf to join an international effort to combat Iran’s actions in the Strait of Hormuz.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/08/australia-to-join-us-effort-send-warship-to-persian-gulf-amid-rising-tensions-with-islamic-republic-of-iran

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  10. czarina33 says:

    This morning a drunk woman (drunk at 8 a.m.!) ran into a school bus (had already dropped off the kids) which caused the bus to careen into a law enforcement vehicle. She was so drunk she thought she was in Baton Rouge, not 70 miles away in Slidell. She has a history of DUIs. She is 26 years old. The only good news is the drivers weren’t seriously injured.

    Several years ago a drunk woman (also with a history of DUI) ran into the car driven by a local high school cheerleader, leaving the girl severely injured for life. Doesn’t matter what the adjudicated punishment is for her, it’ll never be as bad.

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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 1 person

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