General Discussion, Monday, November 21, 2022

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…have a marvelous Monday….

    The New River Gorge, Appalachian Mountains, part of Appalachian Trail, West Virginia…

    “Grand Canyon of the East”: Lethworth State Park centers on the Genesee River, New York…

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee…

    Sunset at Black Balsam Knob near Art Loeb Spur Trail off Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina…

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  2. Lucille says:

    Bombshell report alleges Biden family had 150+ suspicious bank activity flags
    November 20, 2022 – Maria Bartiromo

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  4. czarina33 says:

    Mornin’ all ya’all! Coolish 41*, but sun is breaking thru the clouds. Looks like a productive day. Currently moving furniture out of the first room to be cleaned when the Steamer people get here.

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  5. geoffg12 says:

    About the Genesee river. In 1893, or there about, the only way to see a circus was to live near or travel to a rail head. You’ve probably all heard of the Flying Wallendas. In those days they had traveling troupes. Before them, there was the Great Blondin. The river runs trough the Genesee Valley Gorge, near Rochester. Blondin had successfully walked across Niagara Falls on a “slack rope” to great acclaim and was ready to do the same across the Genesee Valley Gorge. Slightly smaller; but still a huge walk, like 1,000 feet.
    So on a Saturday morning, the day of Blondin’s escapade, my grandfather (Oliver O. Moore) walked out to the middle of the gorge, on Blondin’s rig and tied a note, wishing Blondin “all the luck.” Ollie had practiced in his backyard, on a slack rope that was only 2 feet off the ground.
    Naturally this p.o.’d Blondin no end. Talk about stealing thunder. To smooth over things, Blondin hired Oliver O. Moore, who travelled around the U.S. and Europe for around 5 years, as a highwire daredevil. Steamships in those days.
    When Ollie returned stateside, he became an apprentice mechanic at a steam car company that competed with Stanley. There were hundreds of steam car manufacturers then. In 1900, Ollie was the chief mechanic and drove the car to win the Rochester 50 (this was decades before the Indy 500). Average speed to win the Rochester 50 was 28 mph. In 1900, that was fast.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks, Geoff, for the bit of New York history plus family lore this morning. Most interesting.

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    • weather257 says:

      Back when men were MEN!! Great story; thanks Geoff!

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    • czarina33 says:

      What fabulous story! Have you told it to the recorders at the National Archives?


      • geoffg12 says:

        Ollie went on to even greater heights. After he won the Rochester 50, he met the man who eventually founded GM, with Buick as the first brand. He told Ollie to start a dealership; Ollie asked him what a dealership was.
        In 1910, Oliver O. Moore moved to Trenton, NJ, and started the first Buick automobile dealership in the State. He sold automobiles, and yes they were supposed to run on roads; but there were very few roads. And yes, they ran on gasoline; but there were no gas stations. One bought gas by the quart from the local grocery store. And if the automobile broke down, one was on one’s own, as there were no service stations then. And the competitors joked that at least when they broke down, you could ride the horse home.
        He sold the dealership in 1916 and became a chauffer; what? He became the driver for Jay Guggenheim and traveled, again by steam ship, all across a devastated 1917 Europe. He had two 45s and two Thompson submachine guns to ward off bandits, of which there were lots, especially in Eastern Europe. I asked him why he became a chauffer. He said the pay was better than he made at the dealership. He was a race car driver, a daredevil, and a mechanic. He said he liked the boots; but hated the hat. Guggenheim made lots of deals in war-torn Europe, with Ollie as his driver.

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  6. Lucille says:

    Super worthwhile speech….

    On Thursday, 11/17, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) Slams ‘Re-Coronation’ Of Mitch McConnell In Dire Warning To Fellow GOP Lawmakers
    Forbes Breaking News – Posted 11/20/22 – 33:22 mins.

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. We actually got up into the 30’s yesterday afternoon for a few hours. It is 22* now. I ordered a pair of flannel pjs for Loki yesterday. It just seems so cold in her bed on the floor. And, that is where she chooses to sleep most of the night. I also need another sweater for her so I have one to put on her when I wash the other one.

    Looks like some bad weather coming across the country over Thanksgiving. I don’t know what that will mean for this area. I remember past Thanksgivings and didn’t even need a sweater. LOL.

    Well, got stuff to do. Hope you all have a nice day.

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  8. Lucille says:

    “Replacement theory”, anyone? Looks more and more real every day….

    Illegal immigrant from Nicaragua (Isn’t Nicaragua supposed to be a workers’ paradise!)

    Legalizing Border Crossing for All: The Next Stage of Biden’s Migration Crisis
    CIS gets rare access to a secretive, expanding program that makes border crossing “legal”
    By Todd Bensman on November 21, 2022 –

    MEXICALI, Mexico – This northern Mexican city across from California is one of the latest to go live with an unreported, legally questionable new immigration strategy that President Joe Biden’s administration has discretely unfurled for months all along the U.S. southern border.

    Twice a day, seven days a week since September, Mexicali city officials working closely with Biden’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on a secure shared “CBP-ONE” online platform, select hundreds of people a month for their escorted government-to-government handoffs through the land port of entry to Calexico, Calif. Once the Americans check their paperwork, they legally admit intending illegal border crossers like Nicaraguan Maria Esperanza Diaz Ruiz, 42, into the U.S. interior under a questionable authority known as “humanitarian or significant public benefit parole.”

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  9. Lucille says:

    A bit of good news….

    US Men’s Soccer Team STANDS For National Anthem-Woke LGBTQ Crest Nowhere To Be Seen
    By Anthony Scott – Published November 21, 2022 at 2:20pm

    The World Cup has kicked off and the US Men’s National team is taking on Wales in the first round of the FIFA World Cup.

    Unlike the Women’s National Team in the Olympics, the US Men’s team stood proud with their hands across their chest in front of a packed out arena in Qatar.

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