General Discussion, Thursday, October 10, 2019

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    So how’s the CA PG&E blackout going?????

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  2. Lucille says:

    Stellars, have a happy…

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  3. 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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, Nyet! All that wonderful bacon on the plate with toast–rye bred, maybe–and perhaps a quiche will be enough to get me going for the day to check out Tasmania where they’re into their second month of spring…

      …a very pretty place…

      …where I might run into some sea lions or seals…

      What’s the difference between seals and sea lions? Sea lions (left) are brown, bark loudly, “walk” on land using their large flippers and have visible ear flaps. Seals have small flippers, wriggle on their bellies on land, and lack visible ear flaps.

      Tasmania – Australia

      Published on Oct 6, 2014 (2:30 minutes)
      Tasmania is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the south of the Australian continent, separated by Bass Strait. The state includes the island of Tasmania, the 26th largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of 507,626 of whom almost half reside in the greater Hobart precinct. Tasmania’s area is 68,401 square kilometres of which the main island covers 64,519 square kilometres

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      • czarina33 says:

        Spring! Hope you have 3 lovely seasons there before the dreaded winter arrives. Of course then you can come to the northern hemisphere.

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        • Lucille says:

          Ah, to have a home in California of the 1950s where I could live year-round. Impossible except for the mind…so Tasmania for spring and summer and Idaho for spring and summer would fill the bill.

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    • Sam Felton says:

      Seventhree Cucumber Vodka, Fever Tree Tonic with a slice of cucumber

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’ll have bacon, eggs, and toast. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m lookin’ at a steak and eggs kinda day.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! Tryin’ to get movin’, here…..

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  5. czarina33 says:

    Duffel bag of snakes stolen in San Jose. Seems the owner of For Goodness Snakes left his presentation materials out while retrieving his vehicle, and someone lifted it, with pythons and a lizard. Surprise!

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, poor things. Whoever stole it I have no sympathy for, but the creatures that will now probably be killed or start eating the family, yes. Despicable scum thief!

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  6. czarina33 says:

    Lesson learned if you park near a nut tree. Seems squirrels will store winter food where ever they like.

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  7. JTR says:

    I remember telling ya’ll about my DH’s friend and his cd he had made. Well, yesterday, his picture was on the front page of the local, and it seems he’s gong to stop trucking for a while, and go on tour!
    His next album will be country, but he already has plans for another gospel album. He wrote a lot of songs when he was a trucker!

    https://www.thenortheastgeorgian.com/local-news/thomas-planning-nationwide-tour

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  8. Lucille says:

    This is a fun live cam…
    Ship Cam – Port Huron, Michigan USA | StreamTime LIVE

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    • stella says:

      Not that far from me. I have been both over that bridge (Blue Water bridge between Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, Ontario) and under that bridge in a sailboat.

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      • Lucille says:

        Lucky you! Such a pretty place. I love live cams…just watching the everyday happenings across the world is fascinating for many of us basically homebound folk.

        “Time on my hands….” LOL!

        How are you doing, Stella? Are the meds regulated and doing their job properly?

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        • stella says:

          Still adjusting. May have to add meds to decrease blood pressure even more. Today I’m nauseous. It happens now and then and is a side effect of one of the essential drugs (Brilinta) that I am taking. It is also horribly expensive (more than $300 a month, WITH insurance) and there is no generic. Still seeing doctors and having tests. I have pulmonary hypertension and they are trying to eliminate causes other than my heart attack.

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          • Lucille says:

            Does your pharmacy offer to look up any companies or other entities who offer a discount? One of my meds is ordinarily $250 for a 3-mo supply but my pharmacy got it down to $125 by finding a discount offer. I’m glad it’s not a per month cost!

            You’re in my prayers, Stella. God bless!

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            • stella says:

              I had a coupon for the first month, and it was free. I’m working on a discount!

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              • Lucille says:

                This evening I had to pick up the expensive prescription plus two others. The pharmacist assistant worked so hard calling a bunch of places. The upshot…the total of all three was less than I paid for the one last time!! PRAISE GOD FOR WORKERS WHO GO THAT EXTRA MILE!

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      • rheavolans says:

        I have been to see it before. So pretty! 😊

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    • stella says:

      When looking towards the bridge, that is Lake Huron in the near distance. The body of water under the bridge is the St. Clair River.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      In the old days the main bridge over the Mississippi in NOLA was the narrowish GNO. The siderails that supposedly prevented you from plunging over the edge and into a screaming, terror filled death plunge into the river some 200-feet below you were low and easily seen through.

      Czarina hated that bridge as she was sure that, as she drove over, one of the ocean-going ships that passed under would hit it ans…see ‘screaming death’ scenario above. Didn’t help much that every few years one would smack one of the big bolsters that protected the piers or some high chunk of antenna would smack the roadway.

      I, on the other hand, really enjoy watching them go under and as many of the drivers on the bridge would do – I’d slow down to watch them go under. On those rare instances when we’d both be in the car (truck was higher and even more betterer) and I’d slow down Czarina would express her apprehension and dissatisfaction..I still have a few small scars.

      Sigh…new bridge has solis and higher rails that really block the view…times change.

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, precious old girl! I adore those brown bears of the Katmai Park. The report itself is sort of depressing until you realize it’s all part of the “climate change crisis” agenda. I’m amazed that the Squad hasn’t glommed onto the SJW promptings.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      FTA:
      I generally like the Kurds. I generally dislike the Turks. But they’ve been killing each other for a long time and no one has yet offered a sufficient reason why America should stick its troops in the crossfire between them. We hear words like β€œbetrayal” tossed around, often by people whose track record re: honor is (charitably) lacking, but that assumes America had a say in this latest round ramping up. If the Turks are intent on invading, a firm β€œNo” from the Oval office is not going to stop a battalion of Leopard tanks. If you want to stop them, you have to be prepared to stop them. That means war, and the president – along with millions of us – say β€œNo thanks.”

      The whole thing is good.

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      • rheavolans says:

        Let’s do something novel and STAY HOME.

        I’m sick to death of every time some third world countries decide to kill each other, America is expected to step in.

        Let’s not. Let them sort it out themselves.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        As I’ve posted before, the Kurds are in a bad spot. We’ve screwed their pooch before, after Desert Storm where we established a ‘no-fly’ zone in northern Iraq to keep Saddam from attacking them by air but allowed the Turks to attack them (Saddam to, in reality) on the ground.

        Problem is the Turks have immense strategic value while the Kurds have zero value. It’s realpolitik, and the fact that the Kurds want huge chunks of Turkey and Iraq as part of their homeland doesn’t help much either.

        Helping us gave them brief respite from the Turks – Turks even freely moved Kurd fighters thru Turkey to the front. The West dangled the promise of a safe zone in eastern Syria under the Kurds’ noses and the Kurds sorta bought it, then reality set in and the chair was pulled out from under them again.

        No way in Hell that the Turks are going to allow a Kurd enclave on their border in Syria, ESPECIALLY on land Turkey claims as its own. This is the exact same issue that’s had the Turks/Kurds fighting for decades. The Kurds are predestined to go at it with the Iraqis and Turks until divine intervention grants them a homeland or the owners of the lands the Kurds kill off enough to render them moot.

        As we used to say: sucks to be a Kurd.

        BTW, the Kurds just joined a long line of ‘helpers’ we screwed after we were done with them. From WWII we forced repatriation of the Dawn Cossacks (Stalin murdered them and their families) and some 25,000ish Allied POWs (Stalin got them too), Vietnam had us abandoning the Hmong, Nung and 1600ish US POWs, the guerillas who supported our coups in Central America and Africa – as Hank Jr would say: “It’s a family tradition”.

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    • Lucille says:

      Yes, it’s an excellent article. I’m certainly no fan of Turkey’s invasion or Erdogan’s desire to reinstate the Ottoman Empire under his leadership (like other Muslim countries would allow or welcome that…sheesh!). But this is a Muslim against Muslim war and it will go on whether we have our men dying for the Kurds or not.

      Here’s a report from One America News Network…

      “President Trump protects U.S. interests by pulling troops out of Syria”

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  9. Lucille says:

    A short version of Dick Morris’s daily Lunch Alert just to give us an update on the latest headline about Joey’s sonny boy…

    “Hunter Biden Aided Chinese Firm Blacklisted BY US!”

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  10. stella says:

    Please pray for my son-in-law’s family. His nephew has just been placed in palliative care. He has a brain tumor that is growing aggressively. This poor kid has been sick most of his life. He first had leukemia as a young boy, had a recurrence, and now this. He is the same age as my oldest grandson – 19. On top of that, his father is recovering from anal cancer. Their family has had so much to bear this past few years.

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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. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    A brilliant friend, who may or may not wish to be identified, wrote this about what’s happening with the (greatly divided, one size does not fit all) Kurds:

    “Trump has abandoned the PKK Kurds. The Peshmerga Kurds continue to be quietly advised and supported in all ways by the US. They are superbly trained, aided by Israel as well. The PKK are a communist group of terrorists who would establish a socialist Kurdistan. Trump has left the dirty work of getting rid of them to Erdogan, if he so wishes. They are based in Turkey.”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Somebody today, was explaining there are three different groups of Kurds. This fits exactly with that.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Only thing is that the Kurds have been using the ‘PKK’ rubber stamp to target Kurds they want to eliminate while giving the other NATO nations a fig leaf. When we set up the no-fly zone and told the Turks they couldn’t get into Iraq to hunt down Kurds using it as a safe haven the Turks said they’d only kill PKK and the US relented. Unbeknownst to the PKK their ranks increased remarkably in the face of advancing Turkish forces.

      The Turks will kill any Kurd in their path, they won’t ask for party membership cards before they launch the rocket, any Kurd’s an acceptable civilian casualty.

      We don’t want to think our government, or a favorite president, can stand by while world politics plays out but it happens. Reagan was president while the Vietnamese Communists and Russians where using chem/bio to slaughter the Hmong while the US argued whether one of the primary agents being used was a bio, chem or uncategorised weapon. We knew what they were doing but, as with the Kurds/PKK, there are situations you just have to put into the Things Too Hard To Do box.

      I’m sure the Turks will demonstrate restraint in killing Kurds….errrr ‘PKK’…just as they’ve been doing for decades wherever they find ‘PKK’, just as I’m sure those pesky PKKs will just keep on apoppin’ up. Either way we’re going to have more dead Kurds.

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