The Ballad of Sammie and Sally (Open Thread)



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  1. Anthony says:

    BREAKING – Papadopoulos is a Dem plant!

    Papadopoulos Is Connected to Fusion Dossier: Was in Contact with Sergie Millian, the Steele Source for the Dossier

    • foxyladi14 says:

      I suspected that and Manaford too. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      • Anthony says:

        Manafortโ€™s ties to The Podesta Group were made public a day or so ago. He strikes me as someone whoโ€™s loyalty is to whomever is paying him (like most lobbyists). That could explain why President Trump canned him as soon as he completed his mission to secure delegates for the nomination

        Papadopoulis, on the other hand, worked for both Hillary and Obama, and was not paid. He was a volunteer for a short amount of time and his only contributions were repeated offers to hook Trump up with Russians who would provide dirt on Hillary. Trumps campaign must have smelled a rat because they pretty much said โ€œGFYโ€ and showed him the door

        • Lulu says:

          Papadoupolis kept harping about setting up meetings with Putin and his assc. Very hinky. Of course the Russians were used to doing it with Hillary so imagine their frustration when Trump Inc wouldn’t bite. Trump kept praising Putin but wouldn’t have anything directly or indirectly to do with him. It was the opposite for Hillary/Obama. I’m sure the Russky’s were frustrated and confused.

        • Venus E. Lee says:

          Before joining Trump’s campaign Papandopoulis volunteered with Ben Carson (another of the ‘Pied Piper’ candidates as outlined in Podesta emails re: Wikileaks). He only joined Trump’s after Carson dropped out.
          Circumstantial but adds to totality of everything else that he’s a Hillary/Fusion GPS plant

      • Lulu says:

        Manafort was made head of campagign to cinch the convention and nomination so Hillary could beat the easiest Repub in a general election. Bwhahahahahhaha!

      • Somebody says:

        As far as Manafort, I agree he works for whoever is paying him. It’s possible he was there to double cross, but the money had to be significant for him to do that. If word got out of him double crossing a candidate, his potential future earnings would be ruined career over, nobody could ever trust him again. I guess given his age, if the money was right it wouldn’t matter.

        • Venus E. Lee says:

          His partner –Gates– is responsible for the Melania speech gaffe.

          Didn’t you ever wonder why that asshole Matt Lauer asked her if she wrote ‘the whole speech herself’ beforehand when NO FUCKING BODY writes the ‘whole’ speech themselves so why would a non-political ESL woman?

          And then how fast that nobody on Twitter allegedly ‘recognized’ 25 words from Michelle Obama’s speech 4 years earlier and how fast the MSM picked that up?

          That was Gates (and by extension Manafort).

    • Somebody says:

      I read somewhere in the last day or two that Papadopoulos interned or worked for the state department under Hillary.

  2. DandyTIger says:

    Also, it’s sammich. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dora says:

    This story is getting better.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course the Hillary campaign ran the DNC. Duh. And Donna was in the thick of it, and approved of it. Even giving Hillary debate questions. So funny that Donna is stabbing Hilary in the back right now. I love a good party meltdown.

      • Venus E. Lee says:

        Donna wants to lay the groundwork that because Hillary camp controlled all the money, the Hillary camp not the DNC (and by extension not Donna as a board member then chair) paid for the Fusion GPS dossier.

  4. Lulu says:

    I guess poster girl above never got really nice jewellery and cars because she is a good cook. About a month after I met hubby’s brother and cooked a pot roast for their dinner I got a nice rock. A few months later I got an even better rock for an engagement ring. Forget sammies. Do pot roast or ham. My grandmother told me that they would forgive you anything (almost) if you could and would cook the good stuff.

    • taw46 says:

      One of my aunts was the BEST cook, and she was pampered by my uncle her entire life, despite some faults. Lol.

    • Anthony says:

      I could easily enslave myself for the rest of my life for a good pot roast ๐Ÿ˜

      • Lulu says:

        I made Chicken Kiev for his father. Wild rice, asparagus. I even bought a bottle of single malt scotch for drinks before dinner. I don’t drink. LOL.

        • Anthony says:

          Smart girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • cynic says:

          oh my, I tried making Chicken Kiev early in our marriage. That was the one and only time I made it. Perhaps I was too inexperienced (21)? or bad instruction (yea, that’s it). Perhaps I should try it again.

          • Lulu says:

            It is not hard. The trick is getting the chicken breast FLAT. Pound it out without tearing and then wrapping around the seasoned and frozen butter. Use lots of toothpicks broken in two to seal in the butter. I lightly pan fry to golden color and finish cooking in the oven. I always do a bunch at a time and freeze some of them. Very handy to have for unexpected guests or to take to someone.

          • cynic says:

            Thanks for the tips Lulu. I finally donated the cookbook to goodwill. I only made a couple of things from that book, one being pie crust! They were both failures. What kind of coating do you put on yours. I seem to remember it being a crispy breading thing.

            Your unexpected guests are very lucky to have Chicken Kiev!

    • swanspirit says:

      My mother was a truly great cook. My father, after every meal, would say to her, “Lee, I think I might marry you”. It was a nightly ritual.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I do my pot roast with wine, mushrooms, onions, garlic, pepper and then serve it with parsley or smashed red potatoes. it actually is even better the second night – so I can do ahead and just finish it off for company that day.

      Another slow cooked main dish that is really is loved by guys is Beef (or Pork) Braciole.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Oh yum braciole ! A childhood favorite although my grandma would roll them up with only bacon and raisins, then simmer them in the spaghetti sauce all afternoon. Also with meatballs and sweet sausage. I’ve got to make that again ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Somebody says:

          My MIL told me her mom made what she called “veal birds”, which sound a lot like braciole. She said her mom put veggies in them and cooked them in a spaghetti sauce. She never gave me more description than that.

          I have two huge 3×5 files filled with hubby’s grandmother’s recipes. Hubby’s family on his mom’s side were Italian immigrants they lived in NJ, NY, around Philadelphia and parts of Maryland. I’m sure I have a treasure trove if I ever sit down and go through it. I’ve gone through and picked out a few recipes hubby remembered from holidays like pitzells and rainbow cookies. I have an old fashioned pitzell iron you use over an open fire, also from hubby’s grandmother.

          • Somebody says:

            Forgot add they owned a restaurant for a while.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I got lost on the thread, do you still have that mystery rash ? Have you been working in the yard, you don’t have to have a vine to catch poison ivy/oak/sumac, it lurks in the dirt in the southeast ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • taw46 says:

            My sister’s MIL was an excellent cook, and her family were also Italian immigrants. They owned a restaurant in Ohio for years. I loved when she retired and moved to Florida, oh the meals she would cook. One of her sons has all of her recipes, some he does quite well. Just not as good as her!

          • Somebody says:

            Yes Denise I still have the mystery rash. I suppose poison ivy or sumac is possible given we spent last weekend clearing hurricane debris. Trust me there were tons of vines we pulled out, but hubby and son did most of the work and they’re fine.

            Also, why the delay?? A rash on Thursday from last Saturday? Unless we exposed it in the soil like you mentioned???

            Weird thing is it is from my knees to my armpits. My lower legs and face have been spared. Some areas unfortunately have not been spared, ahem. Most of the bumps have receded, most of the redness is gone, but the affected areas are still hot to the touch. It has stopped itching mostly but is tender in places rather like a bad sunburn.

            Very strange rash. I woke up with it this morning and it just kept spreading. I have decided I am allergic to kids and finally reached my threshold. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

            Speaking of kids my youngest grand baby was so worried about me. She walked in on me applying lotion and her eyes got as big around as saucers. She was so sweet and actually helped me with a few things today, more importantly she was on her best behavior.

    • votermom says:

      A rock? Omg, I never even get a ” this tastes good” comment. Even if they are eating seconds and thirds.

      I’ve threatened to write a “Cooking for Ingrates” cookbook.

      So I just cook to my own tastes now.

  5. DandyTIger says:

    “8 years of charming incompetence by Obama fundamentally transformed the Party into an atrophied, sclerotic shell.”

    • taw46 says:

      So true:

      “The “extraordinary decline” in Obama’s party is because he led them into the dead end of Marxism.”

      • Lulu says:

        It was a kleptocracy. The Dem stooges didn’t notice that he was just giving them blah-blah while shaking them down. At the end of it all they got nuthin’. Starting in 2008 when all Dem money went to Broncobama and peanuts to other races I knew it would all fizzle after a few years. He starved the party of cash and then apparently Hillary did it too in 2016.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    And another one bites the dust…..

    • Lulu says:

      Butt sex in a teen fashion magazine is not such a smart move editorially. It makes you wonder if they knew they would be axed and decided to go down in a “blaze of glory”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Lauren Duca declared a jihad on the Trump family so that may have lost some “paying” subscribers. (will the libs ever learn about not mixing politics with business?)

  7. Dora says:

    They are becoming tiresome.


    The Democrats attack President Trump again by filing new articles of impeachment

    Though in office for more than 9 months, far-left elements of the Democratic Party show no signs of letting up on their partisan attacks against President Donald Trump, to include repeated calls for his impeachment.

    • Lulu says:

      Isn’t it Congressman Illegal Alien of Chi-Gangland doing the filing?

    • taw46 says:

      Mr. La Raza himself, Luis Gutierrez.

    • Anthony says:

      I encourage them to step it up. Makes their delusion more apparent with each insane outburst. I suspect weโ€™ll be hearing from Madd Maxine and her failed rodeo clown sidekick soon

      • Lulu says:

        All of their PR keeps blowing up in their face. White progressive PR hacks come up with sympathetic bullshit and the aliens go immediately and act like ass-holes and f’ up the PR. It is very Wile E Coyote-ish. They make a high profile expensive and daring commercial with a white (surprmeicist!) driver in a black pickup (evil redneck!) chasing helpless minority children then a legal resident dumbass Uzbeck jihadi from a bizarre migrant program kills people with a pickup who are just riding bikes in NYC who are mostly tourists. Events keep knocking them out. Trump won on immigration and it is increasingly obvious why.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Dumbsh*t Tweet of the Day.

  9. Dora says:

    GOOD NEWS! FRANCE passes toughest anti-Islamic terrorism law that allows police to shut down terror mosques at their discretion

    French MPs have overwhelmingly approved tough new anti-terrorism laws giving police vastly expanded powers to raid and search places, including mosques and Muslim individuals, without court approval. Muslims are outraged, not that anyone but those on the far left seem to care.

  10. Dora says:

  11. BjornTheBorg says:

    Sam Clovis withdraws from consideration as nominee for chief scientist at Dept. of Ag. That was quick! I wonder what to make of this….

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Caught the bastard….

    • DeniseVB says:

      The left is in meltdown because he’s white and the PO-lice didn’t kill him. Obviously, they don’t get the part about him not resisting arrest.

      Nobody seems upset that shooting rampages are a common weekend occurrence in Chicago and they have the toughest gun laws in the country.

      • lateblum says:

        If they ever actually took care of/put an end to the shootings in Chicago, they’d have to look at what’s really going on there/here. Rahmbo would be out on the streets with all his cronies faster than you can say…..Bronco bama.

  13. lyn says:

    The beauty of music …

  14. taw46 says:

  15. lyn says:

  16. DeniseVB says:

    A fun read over at MOTUS explaining Michelle Obama ๐Ÿ˜€ That “speech” was more pathetic than I thought.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    I was asking about the Bernie Supporters/Donors v. the DNC lawsuit.

    • Somebody says:

      Wow, there are so many bodies surrounding the Clintons.

      • lateblum says:

        Somebody, have you had a shingles vaccine? My doc is pushing it and when I said I’d think about it, she said that if I would get a rash that spread, to call her ASAP. I think there may be something that can help before it gets too bad.
        I hope it’s only a reaction to the focaccia.

        • Somebody says:

          No Leslie I haven’t ever had a shingles vaccine. I’ve actually never had chicken pox. If I am exposed to the virus as an adult I don’t know if I get shingles or chicken pox.

          Funny you should mention that because that was the 1st thing that crossed my mind. I walk in and out of a daycare every single day taking the middle one to pre-k. When I woke up itching all over this morning I thought AYFKM, do I have chicken pox? I get a 3 day weekend as son is off Monday. I only work 2 days next week as he is off Thursday and Friday.

          I kid you not every single time I get time off I end up sick the whole time or I have company the entire time. It is beyond frustrating.

          • lateblum says:

            I hear your frustration. I used to get sick when I was supposed to go on vacation. Don’t ask me why…
            I had the chicken pox when I was in my mid-30’s. Got them from my kids. The virus triggered a severe reaction and after a couple of years, I ended up needing to have my spleen removed to regulate my blood (platelets) levels. They were dipping to such low levels that they kicked someone out of the hospital to get me in there. Scary stuff – kids’ illnesses in an adult.
            I hope you get better and fast. How are you doing now?

        • DeniseVB says:

          I had the shingles vac, and I hate vacs (never had a flu shot). It’s people over a certain age and I think I had mine around 65. It’s when shingles can really do some damage. I was still skeptical since my son caught it when he was in his early 30’s after his twins were born and he was doing 48 on and 24 off with the air marshals. No sleep, so his immune system crashed and allowed the Release The Kraken dormant pox virus resurface. Very rare in young people, but he recovered.

          Then a friend in his late sixties got shingles, retired, not a stress in his life. Yada, yada, yada, went blind in one eye when the virus attacked his optic nerve. So I got the vac.

          I’m still skeptical.

          • lateblum says:

            You may have just scared me into getting the vaccine. Especially since I’m around those little ones so much.
            I started getting flu vaccines several years ago when my state hospital employer began requiring them (I was in an outpatient setting) except for religious reasons. Now I continue because those little gbabies bring home everything.

          • Somebody says:

            OMG the grand babies do bring everything home. Good grief, I was already a germaphobe thanks to DD cancer years. When the grandkids show up all snotty nosed my skin crawls, I’m probably going to give them a complex, LOL!

            Denise I answered you up thread about my status. BTW you convinced me I want the shingles vaccine, but since I’ve never had chicken pox maybe I should start with that vaccine?? I will speak to my doctor about it.

          • Jadzia says:

            Holy crap. I am a freak of nature who has never had chicken pox yet apparently is immune. Probably what really happened is that I got it as a tiny baby and nobody noticed. Shingles scare the hell out of me.

          • DeniseVB says:

            You may be okay since, what I heard, having chicken pox means the virus lies dormant in your system? My son triggered his shingles at 30 due to the stress of newborn twins and doing crazy hours with the feds. Very rare. Adding to the stress, he couldn’t handle the babies, so his MIL spent a few weeks them….more stress ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. DeniseVB says:

    This is an actual clip from an old Muppets Show, but with new dubbing. My bad, I laughed.

  19. Lulu says:

    If the Clintons and Podestas are going down the tubes who is going to pay for the sinecures for worn out old Dems and Vile Progs between gigs at Center for American Progress? This is a national tragedy. /S

  20. mothy says:

    So sad every 30 or so something actually posts something not awful about her

    • DeniseVB says:

      She still has a pretty big staff at the Clinton Foundation and has to keep them busy doing something. If you ever go through the replies to her tweets, most “supporters” seem to only have a few followers or tweets.

  21. Dora says:

    DOJ Says Manafort Could Walk; Muellerโ€™s Disastrous Error on Search Warrant Could Wreck High-Profile Indictment

    Paul Manafort, the target of a 12-count indictment filed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, could walk away a free man or on reduced charges, according to a high-ranking source in the Justice Department.

  22. CiscoKid says:

    Fat city๐Ÿ˜‹
    Oh my!
    The link that helenk3 about cheeseburger onion rings is more than worth a look at.
    ‘Ya can’t eat them every day, but it will become my favorite once and a while special treat.
    BURP, just finished one๐Ÿ˜‹

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Makes sense now, Donna Brazile is shilling her book…..

    • jenlyntx says:

      LOVE ME SOME CAT FIGHTING :). Now Donna’s book will make the publisher some moolah unlike Hillary’s garbage. Donna must have copies, audio and video and a damn good (i.e. killa type) attorney because her life would be worthless if she didn’t. She also must be pretty clean other than the cheating she did at the bequest of the Clintons because they are going to try to kill her with personal attacks. LOVE THIS. Let the girls go for it and I’m putting my money on Donna because she is ticked off and holds many many cards. Wonder how they are going to blame the Russians for this mess…..

      • Ann says:

        “Clean” is not a word I’d use to describe Donna Brazile. As crooked and duplicitous as they come.

      • mothy says:

        Is she still teaching?

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Donna is the canary being sent into the mine to see is she survives and is able to sell her version where she joins the “I don’t know nothin and I am a victim too” narrative.

        In no way do I believe that Brazille and VJ and Barky and MOO were not all major players along with HillBill each step of the way. They all worked together even thought they hate one another to ensure that the USA was sold out and they got their rewards. And they all have a hell of a lot of dirt on one another that has yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel let alone the light of day.

  24. The lurker says:

    Latest campaign from 4chan, seems to be working.

  25. Dora says:

    In case you’ve all been wondering where she is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lulu says:

      She is dressed like Hillary! That broad in the beam look is awful. And floods too. The blue is good but floppy bow shoes not.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Looks like comfy travel clothes to me, at least she’s not dressed like Michelle ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Jadzia says:

        Agree to disagree — I love the shoes! The rest of the outfit, yeesh. If I had her figure I’d be saving that outfit for senior citizenhood. Assuming she’s not pregnant?

  26. Dora says:

    Let’s dissect a failed takedown by the worst criminals in American history & analyze the origins of Trump’s Storm.

    It’s a tale of a failed sting operation, a dodgy dossier, illegal spying & American heroism, fighting dangerous people.

    What follows is a long thread, but jaw-dropping in scope and implication. So – stick with me.

  27. DeniseVB says:

    We have an electrician coming out tomorrow a.m. to update our 30 yr old fuse panel thingy, power will be off about 4-6 hours. Will be offline ๐Ÿ™‚ Special Greg and I will be at the movies, I think it’s Bad Moms and Thor ๐Ÿ™‚ I may be taking Day Drinking to a new level ๐Ÿ˜€ Just love the cinema cafes!

  28. taw46 says:

  29. Dora says:

    • Miranda says:

      Warren’s positioning herself to run in 2020, either alone or as VP for Bernie.

      • elliesmom says:

        Warren is a hypocrite. When she was first running for senator, the primary was rigged so legitimate candidates who had earned a slot on the ballot were kept off letting her run unopposed. Before she runs for POTUS or VP, she needs to get re-elected in 2018. Her poll numbers are sliding, and Charlie Baker, the Republican governor, is the most popular governor in the US. If current trends continue, he could give her a real run for her money. He could chew her up and spit her out in a debate, and he’s a lot more “likable”. He’s younger than she is, too. He’ll be up for re-election for governor in 2018, and if he decides to take that route, he’s a shoo-in. So the question is which way will he go?

  30. mothy says:

    I hope Hannity’s tick tock go boom tonight.
    He has been teasing something big for it seems forever.

  31. votermom says:

    oh my gosh, Somebody & lyn, I hope you guys feel better soon!

  32. Dora says:

  33. Venus E. Lee says:

    No wonder the DNAist wasn’t making money — look at one of it’s genius reporters:

    • SHV says:

      Sorry to see DNAinfo Chicago go dark. That site and Second City Cop gave different perspective of Chicago.

    • lateblum says:

      I agree with SHV. It is too bad. Some – many – comments on that thread are simply ignorant of anything business related. People seem to think he had an obligation to run it like a charity to /for his employees.

  34. Venus E. Lee says:

  35. votermom says:

    I did not know this

  36. Venus E. Lee says:

    Wictor thread:

  37. Lulu says:

    I remember 2008. I remember that Donna Brazil-Nut was doing exactly the same thing that she is accusing Hillary of in 2008 for Broncobama. She and the DNC stole delegates from Hillary and the DNC gave them to Bronco to give him the nomination. I remember “voters” being bussed in for the Texas two step primary for Dems and Obama who was NOT popular winning delegates by cheating. This was done everywhere across the US. Bronco “won” by hook or crook then Hillary capitulated even though she had more delegates except for the EXTREME cheating and “rigging”. .

    Now HIllary is the bad guy for doing the same thing to get the nomination that Obama did? She made a deal with Bronco. 2016 was hers. She was supposed to win the general. But she didn’t. And that is what this Donna Brazil-Nut hypocrisy is all about. She didn’t win and won’t be protecting Bronco so Donna DNC is cutting ties as are the rest of the crooks to save their own ass. But they did this shit in 2008 but it didn’t work in 2016. Donna Brazil-nut is a race baiting cheat and crook. And she is a hypocrite.

    • Lulu says:

      Also the DNC is a corporation and they can run it anyway they want. That is what WE were told in 2008 and why I’ve voted Republican ever since. The county I live in WAS a Blue Dog Dem (one of the last) in Texas and voted Repub in November 2008. By 2010 every single office holder was Repub. It voted 76% Trump last November. So Donna Brazil Nut was in the front row killing the party in 2008 and now she is blaming the wrong person. Blame Bronco.

      • elliesmom says:

        The only place I want to see Obama, Hilary, and Brazile is in my rear view mirror.

        • mothy says:

          While prison would be a bonus I’d settle for never hearing from/about them ever again.

          • Lulu says:

            They “killed” a political party and now should exit stage right. It is funny that Obama/Brazil-Nut/Dem enablers/Vile Progs et al are blaming someone else, namely Hillary, for not keeping the grift and kleptocracy going and their butts covered with a Hillary legal system. Brazil and Obama had all their apparatchiks in place during the entire time. They want a big mess with finger pointing so they can scurry away.

          • Somebody says:

            Shouldn’t it be stage left Lulu?

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Me too!!!

    • mothy says:

      The thought of a hillaryhead getting that from an ATM elates me.

    • elliesmom says:

      I follow the Bangor, ME police department on FB because I love their sense of humor. Today they posted a pic of a 5 dollar bill with “This was spent on marijuana” written on it in black sharpie.

      Being committed to a cause to the point of sharing your message through the judicious application of Sharpie ink on American currency is impressive.
      You probably figured that this five-spot, emblazoned with your message, would be returned as change to an ordinary citizen who does not wear a fairly recognizable uniform and is not subject to random drug testing as a condition of employment.
      You probably never considered our dilemma of trying to make a decision on where to spend this monetary billboard without bringing too much attention to ourselves.
      So to this seller of the “Jazz Cabbage” and to the clerk who probably felt is was the perfect time to pass off this fiver- we say, well played Ganja-boy, well played.
      For the record it was used it to buy snacks. We felt it is what you would have wanted.

      Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.

      We will be here.


  38. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      My favorite picture as it makes it clear with that genuine over the top laugh that she was 100% sure she already won the election. Oopsie.

        • Jadzia says:

          I will say that that fuschia color looks really great on her. See? I’m not ALWAYS a bitch.

          • lateblum says:

            I agree (about Hillary wearing fuchsia – AND that you’re not a bitch – you did say always, yes?) and I think she is able wear yellow and blues and pinks, too. When she adds that turquoise necklace to her black outfits, she looks quite chic. Despite some of the Mao style suits, I think she has worn some terrific looking outfits. In fact, there’s a silk number I’d love to have. But Hillary, herself, is a real disappointment. I so regret having been taken in by her in 2008. Of course, the treatment I and so many others of us received after voicing our preference for HRC was blatantly aggressive and abusive. And her caving in so easily back then convinced me, even at that time, that something was truly amiss and that she’d never get my vote again.
            BTW, she has one helluva make-up artist (who she must’ve fired.)

    • mothy says:

      That was almost fun to read. 2020 is still a hope for them. Oh my.

      • Anthony says:

        The comments are a riot. Lots of denial and deflection going on there. They just can’t accept that she cheated her ass off, and are blaming everyone under the sun (and ultimately Trump) to explain Donna “The Rat” Brazile’s tell all.

  39. Dora says:

    Many visitors to the city have stopped by the Cube to have their pictures taken.

    I have.

    If you click on the site, you’ll get a history of it.

  40. Dora says:

    This is going to be so cool.

    I hope the trip gets a lot of coverage.

  41. mothy says:

    So this year I made it to Nov. 2 without giving brat any of her Christmas gifts. I am getting soooo much better.

  42. taw46 says:

  43. Dora says:

    Oh no! They are going to make the West Side so ugly! This is not the way to keep out the bad guys!


    NYC putting up concrete barriers in wake of terror attack

    The city is installing concrete barriers at more than four dozen intersections along the West Side Highway and adjacent bike path to prevent tragedies like the pickup truck terrorist attack that killed eight people on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

    • Anthony says:

      They’ve been around on many streets on the UWS for the past several years, ranging from innocuous white concrete blocks to a series of slim closely spaced steel posts, all about 3 feet high. They’re really not as much of an eyesore as they sound, and to be honest, they make me feel safer

  44. Dora says:

  45. Dora says:

    Hillary’s Reaction.

  46. taw46 says:

    I didn’t pay much attention the other day when it was reported that Manafort held 3 passports. (It was made to sound like a nefarious act.) Just came across this today, why yes, it is perfectly legal.

    • Ann says:

      Hubby was hoping to get an EU passport. I’d have qualified too. His father was Italian and immigrated to the US. If Hubby had been born in the US while his father was still an Italian citizen, the chain would have been in place and Hubby could have gotten an EU passport (in addition to his US passport). As his wife, I would have been eligible too. But, because his father became an American citizen years before Hubby was born, the chain was broken and no EU-passport for us. (His mom was French and France does not appear to have the same deal… and she became a US citizen before he was born too so it would have been moot even if they did.)

      Not what was described in that article, but there are even more ways for US citizens to legally obtain more than one passport.

      • taw46 says:

        Right, other ways to get passports.

        What really irritated me about the comments on Manafort’s passports, was that people don’t bother to look up anything. If they read it on Twitter, they assume it is true. All they had to do was go to State’s website and see it. No, they would rather believe he illegally held 3 US passports, in different names (not true), and then spread it all over twitter. People don’t deal in facts anymore. There is enough to criticize him over without making up things.

        I at least try to look up simple facts like this (and more), when I read something on social media. So much distortion and lies out there. I might slip up sometimes, but I do try.

    • Jadzia says:

      Many of you know that I grew up in what some might call a “drug house.” Would it surprise you to learn that most of my family members who went to college attended NMU?

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