General Discussion, Saturday, August 24, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    STELLARS…

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  2. Lucille says:


    “On Canada’s Via Rail, a return to the older β€” and let’s be honest, better β€” way of traveling”
    https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2019-08-16/canada-via-rail-toronto-vancouver

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Ahhhhh…the uniqueness of rural life.

    I was coming back, late this afternoon, from buying lottery tickets and Popeye’s…degree of importance not necessarily represented by order listed. Anyway, just a bit after I crossed back into rural Mississippi from rural Louisiana the side of the road drops about 15 feet on a sharp slope down into some grassy wetland. My peripheral vision drew my attention to two young feral hogs, about 50-60 pounds each, down in the bottoms just grazing away on grass, oblivious to the traffic.

    About another hundred feet up the road an older pickup truck parked on the shoulder and a guy about my age, what looked like a Ruger .44 magnum in his hand down by his side, slowly walking back to where the hogs were. Someone’s gonna have tender and fresh pork tomorrow…

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    • Menagerie says:

      Newest addition to our property is a pair of foxes living about halfway down the hill. We see them more than the deer and turkey.

      Liked by 8 people

      • texan59 says:

        We were enjoying our two “known” foxes a few months back until a number of our other critters began disappearing……….fawns, baby turkeys, and my possum. Not a problem anymore. There will be order at Rancho el Gordito. πŸ˜‰

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        • Menagerie says:

          😯 Huh-oh!

          Liked by 1 person

        • czarowniczy says:

          I haven’t seen a turkey in years and we used to have a few. I haven’t seen the possums lately but I know they’re still here as persimmon tree sprouts are still popping up.

          Deer should still be around though I haven’t seen any, with the deep brush we have and the lake it’s perfect for them. There’s just too much acreage around for them to wander in. Come hunting season and the does should be moving in closer for safety.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Every now and then I see foxes and bobcats as we have that strange chicken ranch on the lake but they don’t generally come over this side.

        We did have at least one bobcat that used to come around and mark up territory but between our cats and dogs redoing his graffiti I guess he was outclassed.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. texan59 says:

    The natural end of coddling. Pop’s hoopsters lose a game, and it’s a “learning experience”. He should’a stuck to basketball and not politics and amateur psychology. :/

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/gregg-popovich-stresses-learning-improvement-after-usas-78-game-winning-streak-ends/ar-AAGgutK?li=BBnba9I

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    • czarowniczy says:

      ‘Swhat happens when you pick a straight guy to design your uniforms.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      Totally ugly…I like a lot of the throwback uniforms for both baseball and football, though.

      Here’s a fun article about uniforms of the past…”Days of Yore”
      https://uni-watch.com/2015/02/08/days-of-yore-part-i/

      1933 Brooklyn Dodgers (lose the pants, though)

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      • Lucille says:

        Found this the other day re baseball…

        Vin Scully is 91 (born November 29, 1927) – He spent 67 seasons calling games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning in 1950 for the Brooklyn Dodgers and ending in 2016.

        In November 2017, Scully stated that he would “never watch another NFL game again” due to some of the league’s players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem prior to games

        Good on ya, Vinny!

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  6. texan59 says:

    And here’s where I quit posting for a bit. A story I never could have dreamt up. Lesbian astronaut couple squabble while one’s in space. Sheesh!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-a-bitter-divorce-battle-on-earth-led-to-claims-of-a-crime-in-space/ar-AAGeTu2?li=BBnbcA1

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I got about three responses and I’m gonna let all three just sit on the shelf.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lucille says:

      When I heard about the all-female spacewalk my first thought was, oh, good grief…SJW in space. Now we’ve got spacey lesbian squabbles with one using NASA equipment to check up on her ex!! Being a heralded celebrity, she apparently felt entitled to spend our money on her private business.

      And get this quote from Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University (are we funding them, too…doesn’t NASA have a legal department full of folks who should be totally up on global space law–whatever that might entail?)…

      β€œThe more we go out there and spend time out there,” Mr. Sundahl said, β€œall the things we do here are going to happen in space.”

      No, they’re not…or they certainly shouldn’t. Why should we put up with any of that dreck? Did any previous astronaut have marital squabbles spill over into the work of NASA? Not that I’ve ever heard of. They were all a pretty well disciplined bunch. Why should today’s astronauts be given a pass for poor behavior?

      Honest to Pete!

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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! 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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  8. texan59 says:

    The Notorious RBG suffers another setback. While not wanting to speak ill………..I’ll just put this up here for the rest of y’all heathens to…………

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ruth-bader-ginsburg-treated-for-pancreatic-cancer/ar-AAGeHUg

    Liked by 5 people

    • texan59 says:

      That’s just weird. I read several articles about this guy in the past couple of days. Let’s see what the IG has to say…………if anything.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lovely says:

        Whole thing is off. I can’t put my finger on it but there is more to the story and to Byrne’s involvement (or lack thereof).

        Here is my theory on Byrne.

        He took a bunch of information that has been floating around in the public domain and interwove himself into the story. He certainly is a player in some aspect, dated Butina and has some insider information.

        A “non-traditional role” with intelligence πŸ€”.

        People say β€œI” rather than β€œsomeone” because in their mind it gives credence to the story.

        Buffett made a statement β€œNo knowledge” of what Byrne is talking about.

        Colleagues are worried about him.

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      • stella says:

        This is interesting:

        A US official told CNN on Thursday that Byrne met earlier this year with Justice Department officials and shared with them similar information about a romantic relationship with Butina encouraged by the FBI. The US official said that the Justice Department officials Byrne met with found aspects of Byrne’s story to be believable in part because he shared operational details that were not widely known.

        https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/politics/patrick-byrne-maria-butina-fbi-relationship-cnntv/index.html

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  9. Lucille says:

    Time for some music…

    It’s Only Love
    ZZ Top

    I’m gonna tell ya what it’s all about
    Sweet thang’s tryin’ to put me out
    She gone and found herself another man
    She tryin’ to let me down as fast as she can
    It’s only love, it drives me crazy
    It’s only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin’ to do
    Well after runnin’ round a time or two
    I found out only the best will do
    Well it’s your own fault for lettin’ her go
    So maybe now you’ll take it slow
    It’s only love, it drives me crazy
    It’s only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin’ to do
    Well, it’s all over now but the cryin’
    I keep on payin’ the price for my lyin’
    Don’t let it get you down it ain’t nothin’ new
    You ain’t the only one that it’s happened to
    It’s only love, it drives me crazy
    It’s only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin’ to do

    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Frank Beard / Billy Gibbons / Dusty Hill

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  10. Lucille says:

    PLANE CRASH…An interesting vid clip from Juan Browne on a crashwithout injuries…
    AN-2 ‘Colt’ Landing Too Short
    Posted August 24, 2019

    And since the article he links is in German, my programming automatically translates to English. In case yours doesn’t, here’s part of the article…go to the link for great photos. These are very lucky folks…

    “Crash landing probably due to pilot error”
    According to initial police investigations, a pilot error may have been the cause of the crash landing of a biplane at Gmunden-Gschwandt Airport on Friday. Pilot, co-pilot and two passengers survived the spectacular landing unhurt.

    The largest single-engine biplane in the world, the Antonov An-2 should have been the big star of the airfield festival. When the attraction arrived but it came to an accident.

    Marker bollard striped
    As confirmed by the police and seen clearly on a cell phone video of an eyewitness, the pilot flew the runway too low and grazed the barking a marker bollard at the beginning of the runway. The left-hand chassis broke off, the machine started to roll and finally came to a halt on the
    edge of the runway. Four people were on board – all four got away unhurt.

    https://ooe.orf.at/stories/3009897/?fbclid=IwAR2rVhZgaB5xBs0-LwJQ7QVKOr4aZkPvn3U-lmSaiBfvV-8wdx9lPIIE9Fk

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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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