General Discussion, Monday, September 9, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars and our Stella, in particular….

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Welllll, usual suspects in Congress are all hopped up about impeaching Trump with AOC and the Ayatollahess beating the drum over a C-17 Air Force transport plane stopping at Prestwick International Airport for crew rest and fuel. Seems they were given cut rate room accommodations at the Trump Turnberry resort and free rounds of golf. The Inquisitors are all afluff as it hasn’t been unusual for AF crews to use Turnberry when other closer accommodations were available.

    First off, these international flights are planned out to consider the plane’s shortest/best route and any, if any, stops needed from origin to destination. These are planned out well ahead of time using data from a number of sources and arrangements for crew rest accommodations are made not by the crew but by the Defense Travel Service (DTS) when they get the requests after the flight’s itinerary is set. This flight, a joint Guard and Active Duty flight had to be set up in advance so the Rats are going to have to find a whole slug of people in the system that will have to say Trump had a hand in this…and that ain’t gonna happen. All they have is manufactured innuendo and they’re gonna run with it.

    The DTS gets a special government rate bid from hotels willing to lower their rates for military personnel on duty. It isn’t unusual for hotels close to airports to have higher military rates than those farther away. Hotels close to airports charge more because they can and they aren’t about to let a room go to military rates that they can get more money for. In this case the other hotel with a military rate was the Marriott and it was about $26 a night more. The Turnberry rate was less and was approved by the DTS. I used to stay either where I wanted as long as it met my per diem rates or, in a few cases, in lodgings picked for me ahead of time. Rarely did I stay on a base as the lodgings on bases are usually first-come. If required I’d check in at base housing but rarely were quarters available as there are too few rooms and too many travelers. On one memorable 3 week assignment in a desirable location a senior officer and I never spent more than 3 nights in one place. We were required to use base housing when available and his rank would get us in but considering the location and scarcity of military rooms we were frequently getting bounced by colonels and above.

    The free stuff is OK to use too unless it was offered ass an enticement to take the room over other offers. As the reservations were made by DTS, no problem, especially as cheaper digs weren’t available. I used to get all sorts of perks, from airlines to hotels to rental cars, when the Feds set my travel up, all came with the room. I could use or not use them as I desired. No crime there.

    The Prestwick airport isn’t a ranger to military aircraft, I’d landed a refueled there just as I have in Bangor, Maine, the airports also have contracts with the government as to fuel rates. It may not be as inexpensive as it would be at a military airbase but a lot of factors go into calculating flight routes and stops and even if a given airbase can support that mission.

    There are a lot of facts getting tossed about and I’m betting the Rats will ignore them on their impeachment quest. They won’t find anything substantive but they’ll be able to raise a lot of dust and use their inquisition as an excuse for not doing any real work in Congress.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Hahahahahahaha…

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  4. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Just toast for me today, I have an early lunch to go to. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. Glad you are back, Stella. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Nyet! Morning!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!!!!! Fantastic breakfast…3 of my basic food groups. Eggs, sausage, BACON…..thank you

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day to you, Nyet! The plate of eggs, etc. will be sufficient to stoke the system enough to get me to the California coast and a sit down for a few minutes…

      …though I may have to bring my own bench back! Either that or I could trudge over to Sacramento and sit with this guy for a while…

      …before I head on down to Laguna Beach to place the body on this art bench (Lagunans considering themselves all arty and such)…

      Thanks!

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      • Ad rem says:

        Lucille….I was just going through the Treehouse email, and I noticed an email yesterday from someone named Michael Staryk saying he had some had some “bench photos” for the person who always posts pics of them. I don’t want to give out your address without permission, so I’ll write him back suggesting he leave a comment to “Lucille” on out Open thread…..OK?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        A good friend of ours was commissioned to do a statue of Mr Woldenberg for the park named after him on the riverfront in NOLA. His style was lost wax and he’d create life-size model complete with period clothing he’d hunt down. The dressed model would be stiffened, cut into pieces, the pieces encased in a special plaster and then burned in a furnace to create a mold. Molten bronze would be poured in and the parts when cooled would be joined and finished.

        His statue has Mr Woldenberg sitting on a plate marble base talking to a young boy, it wasn’t meant to be a bench but it’s turned into an iconic piece in the park. Over the last nearly 30 years it’s been there (that long?) it’s become an interactional piece. People sit on Mr Woldenberg’s lap or seat children or pets on him. His hand’s is outstretched and let’s just say 30 years worth of interesting things involving it. I’m betting that many thousands of pictures of tourists sitting next to either or both figures, singularly or in groups, have been taken – I remember walking by and seeing things from a diaper bag to a beer in his hand and both figures are regularly covered in Mardi Gras beads during the season. For something that wasn’t designed to be a bench it sure became one.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    One of my faves! Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 6 people

  6. litenmaus says:

    The restoration of the 1910 headliners is complete…..

    Before

    After

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    Got your own fireplug too…you got a dog?

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Dogs got me up at 415 this morning…just had to go out. Front yard area had rabbits so BD had to slow-chase a rabbit then make the 3rd of a mile driveway tour while I stood outside to make sure she knew this wasn’t extended play time.

    I listened to four Great Horned Owls, spread out over about a square mile, discussed who owned what property. The neighbors thru the woods and at the top of the next hill have a farm with a lot of cattle and like many others have added donkeys to the mix to deter coyotes. Well while I’m waiting…waiting…waiting…the cattle start up with that agitated mooing as a pack of coyotes start that barking/yipping locating sound they make. About that time the donkeys start braying and it’s showtime.

    It’s quite a different experience out here at night than it was in the city, a whole ‘nuther orchestra indeed.

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  9. Lucille says:

    “The Trayvon Hoax That Divided America Is About to Be Exposed”
    By Jack Cashill – September 9, 2019

    Not since the Scottsboro boys has any ordinary citizen endured the kind of malicious and conspicuously false reporting Zimmerman has.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/the_trayvon_hoax_that_divided_america_is_about_to_be_exposed.html

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    • rheavolans says:

      But will it be enough that Zimmerman will be able to take the, uh “family” – for lack of a better word, – of Martin, and the attorneys, and the Prosecutors, and the media, back to civil court and crucify them?

      I am not really fond of the idea of punitive damages in general, but all of the above parties acted with malice aforethought, except for maybe the womb and sperm donors who were probably, maybe looking to ease their own guilt. But as for the others? Flogging them in the streets wouldn’t be good enough. They need to be made an example of, so that this never happens again. The damage that they caused will take decades to undo.

      I don’t just refer to their ruining of Zimmerman’s life, either.

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  10. Lucille says:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RALLY IN Fayetteville, NC 9/9/19 (RSBN via Diamond Silk’s channel)

    The President will be taking the stage in about 10-15 minutes.

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  11. just stevie says:

    Hello guys! Peeking in finally! Two things…lost my internet at home, and busy busy busy at work so no cheating lol! So now I’m gonna be a big girl and try to learn how to process comments from my iPhone! 🥴 I think I can 🚂

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Lucille says:

    Touching ceremony…

    President Trump Presents the Medal of Valor and Certificates of Commendation
    The White House – Published on Sep 9, 2019

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Saints won a heart stopper tonite, less than 30 seconds of possession left before game’s over, drove to 57 yards in plays and with just 2 seconds left on the clock their kicker nails a 57 yard field goal to win by 2 points. This is the 1st season opener the Saints have won in 6 years.

    Downtown NOLA is out on the streets getting drunk…doesn’t be needin’ no reason for that but the win gives ’em a fig leaf.

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