General Discussion, Monday, February 24, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:


    You think Bloomy is being taken by his ad company? It’s pretty hard to top our President…

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  2. Lucille says:

    More from India…

    Riverfront, Ahmedabad…

    Kuzhupilly Beach, Kochi…

    Gateway of India, Mumbai…

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  3. Lucille says:

    Diana, Princess of Wales; William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

    This bench where she sat is called the Princess Diana Bench.

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  4. Gary says:

    Good morning everyone, hope everyone’s weekend was pleasant.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      One of those early Spring Deep South ‘harvesting of the winter mildew’ weekends. Annnnnd…the pressure washer’s dead. When one of the long sides of your house faces north you just gotta pressure wash that green yankee residue right offen it.

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      • Menagerie says:

        We bought a really good pressure washer in the nineties when I worked at HD, caught a great sale. My husband babies all his tools and equipment, so it is still working. I don’t know how much time it has left, but we sure have gotten our money out of it.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I bought DR…won’ do that again. We only buy the alcohol-free gas but some must have been left in the bowl as the carb’s gone. The carbs are now made in China and the parts, especially the needles, are trash. You can’t really service them anymore, you just have a new carb installed as it’s cheaper.

          My old repair guy had a couple of old Troy-Bilt tillers from the 60s/70s. He’d buy and rebuild them whenever he could find them as folks would drive nearly a hundred miles to buy them, they WORK. He had a stock of the new tillers that had died he primarily uses for parts. Every now and them he’ll rebuild one but even though it’s decades newer than the old Troys they don’t sell that well olr for as much money and he knows they’ll be back in.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I do not remember the brand we bought, but we bought it because it had a Honda engine and I don’t remember which pump, but my husband chose it for the pump, engine, and performance. Anyhow, when we bought it we had a large pool with a huge concrete two level patio, long driveway and sidewalks.

            Used it quite a bit at the cabin on all the wooden walkways and porches. We’ve loaned it out a lot over the years too.

            My poor husband tried for years to make me understand why he wanted to invest in quality tools and equipment, but I just did not really get it until I went to work at Home Depot and got a real education by selling things and learning about them.

            What I remember most about pressure washers is more about people. Almost no one, no matter how hard you try to educate them when they buy it, will winterize the pump, and when it freezes and cracks they swear and bedamned it was not left with water in it. Those are the few who kept it. The others bring it back when summer is over, having used it for free all summer. Same exact thing with lawnmowers, and the same people do that thievery every single year.

            When I left the new CEO was cracking down on that. It’s about the only complaint I had about Bernie and Arthur, the original founders. They took customer service to an insane level that encouraged thieves.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Up at a long unaccustomed hour – sick dog. Vet and intown breakfast on the fly on the agenda. Iffin’ it tain’t one thing it’d anuther.

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Stella, we had an old Farmall tractor like that one at the cabin. One of the things we had to get rid of when we moved, one of the few things we were sorry to part with. One of our two grandsons who are autistic loved it so much, and he and my husband took his little tool box down to tinker around on it. My husband always intended for them to restore it together.

    The boy, who will be seven in May, early on showed extreme interest in all things mechanical. My husband, who is so mechanically inclined it almost seems like he speaks a language with these engines and pumps and almost everything that has parts, hopes to help him learn about things and perhaps grow in his ablilities.

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    • stella says:

      I love old tractors, and I’m sorry your lost yours. I wonder what project will be next on the agenda for your husband and grandson?

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      • Menagerie says:

        I’m sure they will find one, or it will find them, by way of a little boy’s curiosity. My oldest son once decided to help his dad fix the lawnmower. Let’s just say that didn’t go well and took a long time to fix. I see that happening with this young man too.

        I got to hear the story of my husband’s first repair job the other day, amazing that I’ve never heard this one in all these years. My father in law told my husband to mow the grass, and that it had better be done when he got home. He hit a rock and sheared the something. Flywheel? Anyhow, when his dad got home that was not accepted as a reason for not accomplishing what he’d been told to do, and he was handed a scythe.

        The next day he quickly discovered that he would never get their large yard done that way, and that it was brutal work, so he took the lawnmower apart and saw immediately the problem. He took the little money he had, walked to the Western Auto, and bought a bag of the whatevers for a nickel. He was only a couple of years older than our grandson.

        He discovered that day that he usually just could take something apart, study it and understand what made it work. And he knows that was exactly the lesson that his dad had hoped he would learn, thrown in with a lesson on initiative. My father in law had some brutal methods, but his kids would have the know how and the cussedness to survive a worst case end of the world scenario. He always believed the best lessons were self taught and he excelled at putting his kids on the path that led to something they had to be able to master.

        My husband was pretty good at that too, just not quite as hard core about it, but still, pretty demanding on the boys. It sure is a different world. Sometimes I get confused about which things are better and which aren’t.

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    • stella says:

      My grandson on one of my cousin Don’s tractors.

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    • Gary says:

      If you are interested (or think your husband might be) I will post a link where he can purchase ($30) a set of prints for a 1901 Olds curved dash “horseless carriage” they can build together, I have no idea how to post pics or I would show you the one I built with my older sons some years back. Easy peasy, just find the drive train from an old ride on mower and you’re on your way. I pop in and out during the day so just say the word and I’ll dig it up for you.

      My dad had a Massey Fergusen he inherited with the property he bought for retirement, loved the look on his face the day we fired it up.

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. Just as I typed that, our President and First Lady came on the TV screen. I am so proud to have them represent us. The guy who was being interviewed, said, “What a dignified woman. She is such a classy lady.” I agree. She is wearing a white jumpsuit with what looks like a lime green sash and he has on a tie that seems to match. Lovely. They are at the Taj Majal.

    Well, soon I have to get dressed and get ready to leave. It is my friend’s birthday and I am taking her to lunch and giving her a small pile of presents. She is so generous and makes a big deal over her friend’s birthdays so it is important to me to return that to her.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. michellc says:

    I think I’ve said before that I got heavily involved with our state’s politics, mainly in regards to public education after teachers went on strike and gave us people like Kendra Horn with the unions money and influence in elections and using the teachers to do it.
    So although my focus has been more on not allowing them to get progressives elected, especially those hiding behind the Republican name with a lot of help from the Chamber and Soros and educating Oklahomans about the epidemic of teachers using the schools as basically their sexual playground with kids. I’ve learned about some other agendas going in our schools, such as I had believed the battle with Common Core had already been won in this state, it had just been basically rebranded in some schools and others were still openly using the curriculum.
    I also learned about this new program that is 100% coming from the teachers’ unions, state and national level. I have tried to get a few teachers who had their eyes opened when they went to the capital during the strike to help expose it, but they have refused and one of them even denying it, the others out of fear of losing their jobs or school administration and fellow teachers making their life hell.

    This lady, a teacher in Indiana did expose it and she did lose her job over it.

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  10. Lucille says:

    Love Kurt’s way with words…

    The Loser Establishment Is Rightfully Terrified of Ric Grenell
    Kurt Schlichter | Posted: Feb 24, 2020

    The D.C. establishment and their media rump-kissers went into a full-on spazz mode when President Trump continued his unbroken streak of awesomeness by appointing Ric Grenell the acting Director of National Intelligence, thereby threatening the intelligence community’s unbroken streak of failure.


  11. Lucille says:

    ICE ignores California laws and arrests illegal aliens at the courthouse door
    By Andrea Widburg – February 24, 2020

    In 2018, California implemented the California Values Act, which gave special protection to illegal aliens by mandating that California law enforcement agencies cannot cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) thumbed its nose at California and arrested two people in Sonoma County Superior Court.


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