General Discussion, Monday, January 25, 2021

I first posted this when Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017. Remember the huge protest?

 

 

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100 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, January 25, 2021

  1. Lucille says:

    Happy Winter Bench Monday, Stellars…and….

    St. Petersburg, Russia…

    Zagreb, Croatia…

    Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, TN…

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  2. Lucille says:

    The women in the photo-for-the-day likely are all onboard with this….

    The Establishment Wants You to Know Trump Is Just Like Bin Laden
    January 23, 2021 7:00 PM By ROBERT SPENCER

    The powers-that-be have sent out their talking points, and now the Propaganda Ministry is pulling out all the stops to propagate them among Americans.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/01/the-establishment-wants-you-to-know-trump-is-just-like-bin-laden

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  3. Menagerie says:

    Good morning all. Rainy Monday here.

    This is a very understandable article from a lady who has had a career as a scientist. I like her writing, she is good at taking difficult to understand science and presenting it clearly. This one is not too long, not boring, and covers some questions we must ask at a critical time.

    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/aborted-human-fetal-cell-atlas

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    • Nutmeg says:

      Thank you for this information. I’ve bookmarked her writings at the ncregister to read.

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    • Gary says:

      The entire “fetal cell” argument has never been about anything more than money. They have yet to produced a gene therapy using them (72 using adult cells) and Brown University demonstrated that an adult cell can be stimulated in any fashion rendering the “embyronic” argument moot years ago. My 1.5 cents

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      • TigerBear says:

        I can’t like your post as I haven’t the permissions required. So…in lieu of…..👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
        It is all about the money.

        They can harvest those cells easier from murdered. A it’s than having to deal with actual live people to get them. The umbilical cord blood has the cells needed for scientists to research but they prefer aborted babies as it doesn’t involve any others to obtain. Just knock on pp doors and they’ll sell whatever parts you want. My heart and head hurt! 😢

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    • stella says:

      Good morning, Menage!

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    • Thank you. I really have to get back to reading the NCR. I was so upset a week or so ago at EWTN pro-life news show spokeswoman almost up out of her chair emphatically, almost hysterically, trying to get the Catholics to sign something about they will get the aborted cell shots because the bishop said it was OK. (EWTN owns NCR for those who don’t know.)

      I have to go back and find the article at GraniteGrok, but IIRC basically it said the abortion laws in NH are so liberal that one of the companies that buy aborted babies and their human remains for commercial/scientific/medical so called uses may be coming to NH because we don’t even keep track of how many abortions are done here.
      THIS is why I started looking at voting here a few years ago. There is no way an informed normal person would allow this. We elected all republicans at the state level, but somehow Dems won national offices. I think just maybe it had something to do with the unConstitutional ruling by a “judge” right before the election that out of state college students, living out of state could vote in the election. Sigh – can we give give Dartmouth College to Vermont? The students there are the ones that almost annually file some ridiculous lawsuit right before an election.

      “In NH You Need a License to Shampoo Her Hair but Not to Perform Her Abortion
      by Steve MacDonald / 21 August 2019 While “sign language interpreters face particularly steep burdens in New Hampshire: $875 in fees, about 1,469 days (four years and 40 hours) of education and two exams,” anyone can perform an abortion. Anyone. Anywhere. Including a back ally.” https://granitegrok.com/blog/2019/08/in-nh-you-need-a-license-to-shampoo-her-hair-but-not-to-perform-her-abortion

      BTW remember this: Mayor Pete Helped Out South Bend Abortion Doc Who Had 2200+ Preserved Fetuses in His Home by Steve MacDonald / 15 September 2019″ https://granitegrok.com/blog/2019/09/mayor-pete-helped-out-south-bend-abortion-doc-with-had-2200-preserved-fetuses-in-his-home Mayor Pete is now part of the Biden Cabinet.

      Also interesting: https://granitegrok.com/blog/2019/09/if-abortion-politics-or-gender-dysphoria-dont-kill-them-lets-eat-people-to-save-the-planet “If Abortion Politics or Gender Dysphoria Don’t Kill them Let’s Eat People to Save the Planet
      by Steve MacDonald / 7 September 2019”
      Interesting that Bill Gates recently bought a cultured, non bovine food company. It currently uses just plants I think, but who knows what the future will bring. I guess eating bugs and worms wasn’t anti-life, de-humanizing enough. Gates is now the largest FARMland owner in the U.S. btw.

      (Sorry in advance for any typos)

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  4. MaryNutmeg says:

    Apologize… I’m MaryNutmeg here.

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  5. Gary says:

    Wow!!!!! did I ever oversleep!!!!
    When did the male of the species go extinct and America become a Muslim nation? Wait…..back the bus up….Are they suggesting women have also taken over Islam? I knew allowing men who think they’re women into sports was a trap, now they all think they’re women.

    R.I.P. VanWinkle

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    Good mornin’ all. Overcast again today. But, it did clear off for the most part yesterday. Here we go again. Another day. Wonder how many more senile old Biden will sign today?

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    • WeeWeed says:

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    • stella says:

      Mornin’ mom! Overcast here too with a couple of inches of snow on the ground. 29 degrees, but not windy.

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    • So do tell – Is there any part of Florida that is not humid? – serious question.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Ask a silly question, get a silly answer. LOL

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Sorry. Sometimes I get silly. Truth is, I know of some places in Florida that are more humid than others, but none that are not humid. Except for sometimes in the winter the weather is very nice because the humidity is low. Not today. It is very humid and even though it is 81* here it is not so comfortable.

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        • Silly is good! 🙂

          So in the winter it is drier, but not always, and it’s always humid everywhere in the summer?
          What months is considered winter down there? I lived in places where winter is 8 months out of the year.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Winter in FL is usually Dec, Jan, and part of Feb. Then there is a mysterious cold (FL style) in Mar, I believe, near St. Patrick’s Day. I remember that because that is my friend’s week at her time-share at the beach and it is very windy and somewhat cool. But, winter here and up north is very different. If you see that it is 32* here, that means it dropped, usually at some time in the very early morning hours. As soon as the sun come out, the temp climbs fast. When I lived in Upstate NY, I was shocked that the temp often dropped during the day. Not something I was used to.

            Right now I am sitting in my LR in a sleeveless shirt and pants that end at my knees, and barefoot. And, I have been complaining about the heat all day. The air conditioner finally came on.

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            • Thanks. If it’s only dry 3 months out of the year, I don’t think I could even be a snowbird. I really have difficulty breathing in humidity. Sadly i think that leaves out most of the southeast as well.

              My friend loves the Rockies, and I probably would too, but I don’t know how the high altitude would affect my breathing.
              Thanks for your input.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Sometimes in the summer the humidity is so thick, it feels like trying to breath under water. But it isn’t that bad in the winter.

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              • stella says:

                I love the Rockies, but the altitude would definitely affect your breathing. The first two times I visited Colorado I suffered from altitude sickness on the second day. I was young, but still a smoker. After I quit smoking, I no longer had the problem.
                Anyone with any problem with lungs or heart can be affected.

                I hear that after you live at altitude for a while, your body adjusts by increasing your blood volume.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Back when I was in my early twenties, we were in Hawaii and we drove up to the volcano. I kept falling asleep, even in the middle of saying something. We finally decided I was passing out. When we got to the top, I had trouble standing up. I had never been at that altitude before.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I just realized. I am glad I wasn’t the one driving. I was passing out cold.

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                • The highest altitude I’ve ever been at has been skiing here in the white mountains – probably 2500-3000 feet at most, and that was almost 35-40 years ago. I might be able to go some places out near the Rockies, but not above 2500 feet probably at 1st. It’s easy to get some acclimation to that height by some weekend drives with the mountains right here.
                  Thanks for the info, and so happy you no longer smoke! Good for you! 🙂

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                • The mountain here where I used to ski peaks at about 4000 feet. You can drive up the mountains in the summer, but I’m not sure about the winter for public driving.

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  7. just stevie says:

    Monday morning…🥴…already at work! Last week of January to finish up corporate taxes for the CPA!

    Really warm here this morning (60’s) and we had a spring thunderstorm move in! We never get these in January LOL!

    Stella, are you having trouble getting into WordPress? I saved the address to favorites but it doesn’t work anymore. I have re-saved it when I do get in but then it still won’t work. Just wondering…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but they just did an update.

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    • weather257 says:

      …already at work! Last week of January to finish up corporate taxes for the CPA!”
      Painful but bittersweet (you’re no doubt grateful to still have a job). Take every write-off you can conjure, Stevie!

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    • glendl says:

      Hi Stevie,

      I regularly have problems with WordPress, I attribute it to censorship because, after a few attempts, I stop trying.

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    • stella says:

      I’m not having a problem. Could it be your browser? I have noticed that it makes a difference. I’m using FireFox and it works. I tried to get away and tried Brave, but had problems with it.

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      • just stevie says:

        I tried several browsers but nothing…now everything works LOL! I guess it knew I ‘complained’ via posting and decided to straighten up! 🤦‍♀️

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      • That’s good to know. I also have firefox, and was looking for something else. Do you think it was because of something related to you running the website versus just reading and commenting as we do?

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        • stella says:

          That could be. I can say that I couldn’t see the black bar at the top (with the notification bell), and I had to sign in every time I wanted to comment.

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          • I don’t have a WP account that’s why I can’t “like”. I never knew there was a bar with a notification bell so I’m guessing it would not make much of a difference to me. I have to sign in the 1st time, then as long as I don’t clear cookies etc., my email and screen name pop in the blanks, but I have to always copy the url in on every comment. I constantly am clearing cookies and cache etc. when hopping between sites and whenever I’m not on the computer. It makes it more time consuming to comment, but as long as I’m not too tired, you guys are worth it! 😉

            I have to try a test comment next door. Have not done that in probably a month or more.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. glendl says:

    Good Morning Stellars,
    I remember that and the torched buildings and cars. I remember “Refuse Fascism” hitting the streets, Molotov cocktails in hand.

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  10. stella says:

    Love the “Bee”!

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    • Matthew 23 NRSV – Jesus Denounces Scribes and Pharisees …
      http://www.biblegateway dot com
      “Matthew 23 Jesus Denounces Scribes and Pharisees. 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach. 4 They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders …”

      Why did Jesus rebuke the scribes and Pharisees so harshly …
      http://www.gotquestions dot org/ [don’t know this site – is new to me]
      “In the sixth woe, Jesus claims the scribes and Pharisees are “like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean” (Matthew 23:27). The deadness inside of tombs is likened to the “hypocrisy and wickedness” inside the religious leaders (verse 28).”

      Not all scribes were bad though, and scribes were also like that other beloved group/s – lawyers doing “legal” work from what I’ve read.

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    • Afternoon WeeWeed 🙂

      I was awake all last night watching videos of planes (and old dance/musicals). I love flight, and am always amazed at the size of planes lifting into the air with just a few engines. Sometimes I watch the take-offs of the big military transport planes – it’s amazing! When I worked at an Air Force base we were allowed to go up near the Blue Angels flight demonstration planes that were there for the annual air show. I was amazed at how thin the wings were for the amount of force exerted on them!
      Hahaha! – don’t get me talking about planes! 😉

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    • texan59 says:

      FTA -The B-52s had another advantage: They had been bought and paid for, at an original cost of a little more than $6 million apiece.
      “You can’t even buy a Learjet for that these days,” said Alan Williams, a former B-52 radar navigator who now is the B-52 deputy program manager at the Air Force’s Global Strike Command. 😀 😀 😀

      Love that!

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  12. stella says:

    This isn’t very good for his first week.

    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/prez_track_jan25

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -4.

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  13. Afternoon All ! 🙂
    We’ve had some sun up here lately, but still I’ve been thinking about a nice, warm, sunny beach 😉
    I was going to do travel poster art for a while in case anyone else has a case of wanderlust.

    I like all the marine mammals in the second poster, especially manatees. I feel a special kinship with them for some strange reason – hahaha! 🙂

    and since I missed Caturday, here’s the pic I had picked out:

    So here is a little warning: I had a minor surgery last week which went well. When it was time to replace the doctor’s dressing I replaced it with a CVS brand bandage rather than the Band-aid brand I usually use because the CVS brand was larger to give me more of a space around the stitches. Both bandages were supposed to be the SAME THING. The CVS brand is made in China, and the Band-aid brand is made in Hungary. Well, i had an allergic reaction to the CVS bandage that has left me with what looks like a bad sunburn in the exact shape of the larger CVS bandage as well as splotches of red/pink for about 6 inches all around it!
    The moral of the story – even if the item is SUPPOSED to be the same thing, check where it’s made. (usually in 2 font tiny print). I have been exhausted from lack of sleep due to this and last month’s surgery, so did not even think of checking where made as I usually would if not so tired. It is important to have someone else do this if you have help. Otherwise from now on I’m making a list of things like this to put out even if it’s a small surgery.
    BTW has anyone else notice the cheap, ill-fitting “surgical” masks they now make you wear when going into a medical facility smells like car exhaust & chemicals? I saw people taking them off their car rear view mirrors and being let in, but my freshly washed, properly fitted silk mask was not allowed because it is reusable! Oh well, Trump is out of Washington, so as we can all see the “pandemic” is over and states are re-opening.
    remember – Test your bandages b4 a surgery!

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    • just stevie says:

      I wondered how you did with your surgery. Glad to know it went well for you beside the band-aid issue! 🤗

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      • Thank you. I appreciate that 🙂
        I try not to put too much detail in personal comments of this nature, but hopefully this story will keep someone else from being hurt by Chinese junk. This must be why the ‘made in’ font is so small I had to use a magnifying glass to read it!

        btw – how did you get that little clapping emoji? It’s cute. I only remember smile, frown and wink, but I’d like to know more. I can not “like” comments, and they would be a nice thing to use as a reply. I used to have a list on my other computer b4 it died, and I’m wary of downloading from some unknown site. I also had how to do italics and bold, but that was also lost in the tragic computer accident. :-O
        If anyone knows of a reputable site for this info, I’d appreciate it. Thanks 🙂

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I have problems with bandaids, etc., too. I never noticed where they came from.

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          • When DH had his hips replaced whatever tape they used actually ate away his skin. He can only use the Nexcare Gentle Paper Tape. Just checked NGPT it says “made in USA with globally sourced materials” which means they can change the formula and where they get the materials anytime without you knowing. Hmmmm. The physical therapist is using a type of tape to tape my arm in an effort to reduce swelling. It’s amazing tape that does not bother me at all. As long as you fold it all the way back, not at a 90 degree angle to your skin, it comes off easily, but it is made to stay on for at least 2 days. I want to get the name of it to buy it myself and have DH give it a try.

            You may want to give anything new a try on your arm – 1st for a half hour, then a few hours, then a full day and night.

            The other thing the docs & physical therapist said is take off bandages after getting them soaked in the shower or putting a warm, damp cloth over them to dissolve/soften the glue. Soaking won’t help with a true allergy, but it will probably reduce irritation. My allergic reaction was not to the tape part of the bandage, but the colloidal middle part that covered the stitches.

            I think where it comes from, and perhaps the brand name does make a difference.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              The doctor that looked at mine said it was an allergy to the glue. I have had trouble when I give blood because whatever they use makes my skin turn bright pink and swell within minutes. So, I just pull it off as soon as I can.

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        • just stevie says:

          I use the Brave browser. I right click on the discussion box and select “Emoji” and it opens up with lots of emoji’s to choose from…👍😁😍 Firefox does not have emoji’s but you can download an app for that…😉

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  14. Lucille says:

    “Strength” – A Short Froglegs Special Presentation
    Joe Dan Gorman | Posted on January 23, 2021
    https://intellectualfroglegs.com/strength-a-short-froglegs-special-presentation/

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  15. stella says:

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    I was cleaning out some papers and I came across this. It says it is from Anonymous. Seems very appropriate for today.

    A MEMO FROM GOD
    This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFJTD (something for Jesus to do) box. It will be addressed in My time, not yours. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult Me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. I do not need sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact Me, I am only a prayer away.

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  17. stella says:

    It will never pass, but I wish it would.

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    • stella says:

      Too bad that the drafters of the Constitution couldn’t see what would happen with career politicians.

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      • glendl says:

        They did not envision anyone could turn it into a career There was the belief that those that had the most should give back to their nation.

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        • Menagerie says:

          And it was actually a sacrifice for them. It was not easy to travel, they were entrusting their homes, families, and business interests, often even the running of plantations, to others while they served their country.

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    • I would also like them to not be able to pass laws just for themselves (sex pervert slush fund) but have to follow the laws they pass for us (obamacare vs their platinum policies), only be paid the same wage as the mode or majority of citizens of their state EARNS (no counting gov’t benefits), and because that may be a hardship for those living in let’s say Calif, they get free military barracks and food. Then Nancy can spend her own millions going back and forth to Calif.

      Sigh… I can dream can’t I? I think if someone is a PUBLIC SERVANT concerned with the welfare of their constituents versus wanting to be at the top of a feudal system, they would be all for these proposals.

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