Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pre-Midnight Memes

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Mixed Memes

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Being A Know-It-All Is A Mixed Blessing

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Many years ago, the missus and I were visiting PearlBuck’s birthplace and a young volunteer showed us a little metal gizmo and told us it was a meat grinder. When the rest of the crowd left, I told her that being a country boy, I knew it to be a cherry-pitter and thought she might want to know. My wife and I had to smile at one another later to overhear her giving another girl the devil for not telling her the right thing. The second girl’s defense was “Well I didn’t know!”
Several years later, I was in Campus Martius Museum and saw a couple things mislabeled. They acted like they didn’t appreciate being told.
Yet later, the missus and my mother were visiting Henderson Hall and the on-in-years volunteers showed the tourists what she called a “tomahawk” the first female who lived there kept by the bed to protect herself from Indians. My mother didn’t even wait for the room to clear before she informed the lady that it was a broad axe, not a tomahawk. The lady seemed unappreciative of the information. (Had I been there, I could have also told her that the Indians ceased to be a danger in that area nearly three decades before the mansion was built.)
Today, I was in an antique shop and saw a coal grate mislabeled as a “wood holder” and a froe with an upside-down blade labeled as an adze. Luckily, the shop belonged to a guy that I do business with (usually selling, but buying on occasion) and he wasn’t offended at my comments. In fact, he began making new labels on the spot. He knew the grate was for a fireplace but didn’t know the name. He also knew that the piece was NOT an adze, but couldn’t remember the name “froe.” I don’t know if he remembered to turn the blade around or not.
It really isn’t that I want to show my “smarts;” it’s that I want history to be properly preserved. I’ve actually USED a lot of the tools that are displayed in museums, or at least SEEN them used. Both sets of grandparents had a coal grate, for instance. Just for the record, if you ever use one, burn some wood with your coal and your flue won’t soot up as badly.

I’ve used drawknives, adzes, T-augers, froes, peavey hooks, axes, hatchets, post-hole diggers, fence tools (the kind with the steeple-puller), gimlets, glass-cutters, cross-cut saws, hay forks and manure forks, curry combs and a host of other things that nearly every country kid used to know how to handle. Should I keep my mouth shut in this age where no-one really cares anyway? Probably. WILL I? Probably not. – LOL © 2017
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Mueller Was Director When FBI Hid Clinton/Russia Evidence (a link)

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http://www.dailywire.com/news/22398/report-robert-mueller-was-fbi-director-when-agency-ryan-saavedra#exit-modal
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DNA Evidence Proves The Bible Correct On Yet ANOTHER Matter (a link)

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https://insider.pureflix.com/news/dna-evidence-from-egyptian-mummies-proves-biblical-account?utm_campaign=Newsjacking&utm_content=56898958&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook
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Goodell Cops Out (a link)

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https://www.hannity.com/content/2017-10-18-game-over-nfl-commissioner-cops-out-wont-ask-players-to-stand/
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McCain Continues To Be An _sshole (a link)

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http://www.gopusa.com/mccain-blocks-defense-nominees-to-force-trump-to-reveal-afghanistan-strategy/
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A Federal Court Says American Legion Cross Must Come Down (a link)

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/18/federal-court-rules-world-war-memorial-cross-must-be-torn-down.html
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California Now Has THREE Sexes (a link)

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http://www.dailywire.com/news/22375/california-now-first-state-legally-recognize-third-emily-zanotti?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-podcast&utm_campaign=mattwalsh

I wonder if Governor Moonbeam is one of them "X's?"
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Getting Up For The Dog

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I awoke at 6:25, silently singing the complete third verse of Holy, Holy, Holy. That was a new one for me. As I sat staring at the now “alarmless” alarm clock (it tuckered out recently), I tried to repeat the verse and found myself unable to do so in a waking state. I’d last taken the pooch out at 1:30, just before I went to bed, so I knew she’d probably be ready to venture outside again. Going to the head of the stairs, I silently asked the Lord not to let me fall and then slowly descended, a hand on each wall. I remember when I could bounce down the stairs like a young feller.

After taking a drain my own self, I went looking for the dog. She wasn’t at her normal station by my wife’s bed, so I checked under my desk in the next room. She didn’t want to come out as I called quietly, so I sat down in the desk chair and petted her a few minutes. When I arose, she followed me to the door.

It would have been daylight just a few weeks ago, but the stars, our dusk-to-dawn light out by the road, and seven outdoor lights at the neighbors were all that lit the yard slightly. No sun or moon was to be seen. I think it was only yesterday that a crescent moon hung directly over the neighbor’s house at this hour with the bright morning star beside it. That moon was sitting there like a bowl, and the rest of the moon, in shadow, looked like someone had piled it into the bowl. The star was there again today at least, and all its kinfolk. God has them all named; imagine that. The pooch took a good long drain as I stood there in my skivvies noticing the coolness of 35 degrees darkness. I was tempted to sit on the porch with her a few minutes, but there seemed to be the slightest of breezes and I thought that I might be pushing my luck.

Back inside, I gave the pooch a couple slices of cheese, hoping that would keep her from waking my wife up for a breakfast that she wouldn’t eat anyway, dern fickle dog! The cheese seemed to work and she lay down beside the missus’ bed and went to sleep. I just heard her snore as I typed that last sentence (the pooch, not me wife).

Well, I’ve checked Facebook and my blog, and typed this post. It’s now 7:30 and daylight. I guess I should try to get a few more winks before the missus gets me up to run our errands. She’s awake for now, so I’m pushing my luck staying here any longer. Catch you later! © 2017
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One-In-The Morning Memes

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Last Mowing – Maybe

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I mowed the yard today. It literally looked like a fourth cutting hay field from a distance, though the “tall” stuff was only half-height broom sedge. Mixed with it was some sort of miniature fox-tail and plenty of “fall grass” (crab grass). Most places were actually rather sparse, due in part to a dry summer and fall, and partly due to the deer that graze in my yard at night. I KNOW that I’ve mowed the yard less than a half-dozen times this year, perhaps as little as four times. As a never-seriously-fertilized wild lawn, it’s a bit sparse to begin with, then there’s the deer and the weather as I mentioned, PLUS there’s the fact that as a country place, I feel no need to make it look like a city lawn anyway. Also, being poor, there’s the fuel issue. The neighbor, having none of these inhibitions or character flaws, has probably mowed his at least 20 times this year. So be it. As one of my “non-judgmental” former church members once told me, “It looks nice when it’s mowed.” He was correct. – lol

I was surprise to see more walnuts at the lower edge of the lawn than I expected. First, I didn’t think the tree had that many; second, I’m surprised the squirrels haven’t gotten them. Then again, I haven’t seen our resident squirrel lately; maybe something got him! I should get some drywall buckets and pick them up.
Also at the lower edge of the lawn is a good stand of black Indian hemp, though it’s neither black, Indian, NOR hemp. Its proper name is dog-bane, I believe, and it’s reputed to make excellent cordage. I’d thought about gathering some and hanging it up to dry. However, I recently read that it’s poisonous enough that you shouldn’t even HANDLE it when it’s “green” (purple, actually), but should let it die naturally and gather it in the winter when the stalks are dead. I may do that.

After I finished mowing, we drove to town and got a six-piece order of buttermilk chicken strips at the fallen arches restaurant and shared them equally with the pooch. It made a good snack for us and a good meal for her. It helped her appetite that I reached each bite into the back seat and hand fed her. Her Royal Lowness expects no less! (She’s a dachshund, in case you forget.) Of course, I had to use some wipe-ups diligently after I fed her and before I could eat mine.

As we got out of the truck, back home, a couple barred owls down the ridge a ways behind our house were hooting. It’s nice to hear them, but I still miss hearing the big hoot owls (Great Horned Owls) of my youth. I think the reason they’re gone from the area is that all the huge old hollow beech trees of my youth have died and fallen and there’s no cavities in the younger trees large enough to make nesting sites for them.
I’d hoped to tinker on my sawmill frame some today and cut the ash sprout to length for a walking stick. However, I didn’t feel up to snuff this morning, and I mowed this afternoon, so maybe tomorrow, though my wife and I also have other things we need to do.

I’d like to get another mowing in November, to “smooth-up” the lawn so the leaves won’t stick so badly as the winter wind blows and the white oaks drop their leaves all winter long. Time will tell, I guess. © 2017
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Weistein's Brother Now Accused (a link)

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https://www.hannity.com/content/2017-10-17-hollywood-silence-bob-weinstein-harveys-brother-accused-of-harassment/
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Illegal Alien Arrested For Arson In California Wine Country (a link)

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https://www.americanewshub.com/2017/10/17/report-immigration-deportation-order-filed-california-wine-country-arsonist/?utm_source=palin
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CNN Reporter Mocks McConnell For Needing Help On Stairs (a link)

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https://www.hannity.com/content/2017-10-17-vicious-cnn-mocks-polio-survivor-mcconnell-for-needing-trumps-help/

Hey, I may not care for the guy, but he's OLD, besides being a polio survivor. Give him a break, CNN!
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The Method To Trump's "Madness" (a link)

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https://amgreatness.com/2017/10/16/the-method-to-trumps-madness/
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Morals

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A majority of U.S. adults and almost a third of evangelicals now say they believe that faith in God is not needed to be a moral person, a survey has revealed.

SEZ I: You absolutely cannot be truly moral without God, since all "morals" would be mere opinions, and we all know the old and true vulgarism about opinions. The only fair "person" to judge morality is someone who has nothing to gain or lose by the decisions made, and that can ONLY be God.
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NRA Spokeswoman Leaves Home Due To Death Threats (a link)

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https://www.americanewshub.com/2017/10/16/nra-spokeswoman-dana-loesch-forced-flee-home-anti-gun-advocates-make-death-threats2/
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Yet more effects of our national debt (a link)

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Bayou Renaissance Man: Yet more effects of our national debt: increased taxes and a poorer retirement
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Hand Hewing - text and video (a link)

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https://thehomesteadsurvival.com/old-fashioned-rough-cut-wood-lumber-diy-project/
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Night Memes

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Florida Governor Has Declared A PREVENTATIVE State Of Emergency (a link)

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https://www.sarahpalinnews.com/2017/10/16/florida-governor-just-declared-state-emergency/?ref=Ads
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Trump May Reform Welfare (a link)

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https://www.sarahpalinnews.com/2017/10/16/just-trump-announces-next-focus-administration/?ref=Ads
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Vocal Vegas Witness Dies Mysteriously (a link)

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https://freedomdaily.com/vegas-witness-identified-2nd-shooter-found-dead-cops-make-sudden-shock-announcement/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
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PBS Airs Anti-Pruitt Documentary (a link)

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http://freebeacon.com/politics/pbs-airs-anti-pruitt-documentary-funded-environmentalist-group-backer/

Doesn't PBS still get government money?
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Stallone On Our Past "Manchurian" President (a link)

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https://www.dailylightify.com/2017/10/14/sylvester-stallone-says-obama-manchurian-candidate-brought-office-intentionally-destroy-america/
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Mexican Drug Cartels MAY Be Cause Of California Fires (a link)

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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/officials-suspect-mexican-cartel-arsonists-behind-historic-fires-california-pot-farms-burn-ground/
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Is Amazon.com resting on its laurels? (a link)

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Bayou Renaissance Man: Is Amazon.com becoming complacent, and resting on its laurels?
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Few Memes

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For My Farmer Friends

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How The Clintons Got Rich Off Poor Folks (a link)

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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437883/hillarys-america-secret-history-democratic-party-dinesh-dsouza-clinton-foundation
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Three Porch Sits And Not Much Else

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I didn’t get to sleep until about 2AM this morning; then, I got up at 6 to take the pooch out again. I trudged back to bed, but the missus woke me up at 8 to tell the pooch was dying to go out again. I was NOT a happy camper. She drained a little and gave a slight dump, but I think she was mainly just bored and wanted to see my handsome face. Since I’d planned on getting up around 9 anyway, I sat on the porch with her for a full hour before going in and getting dressed and such. It was very breezy and from the wrong direction, so I knew it was blowing something up. The breeze was rowdy enough that I couldn’t hear too many other sounds. The pooch laid her head down and closed her eyes, but her little nose twitched at 90 miles an hour as she tested the wind and her ears perked up whenever she thought she heard something.

Soon after, the missus and I went to Chinamart, where she picked up some groceries for us and I picked up a few things for Mom. I got everything Mom wanted, but the missus wasn’t feeling top notch so she left before getting everything she would have otherwise. On getting home, I took the pooch out again and we sat on the porch for a little less than a half-hour before she chose to go in and check on the missus. She knows when one of us is under the weather and gets concerned.

Later, I tried taking a nap for a couple hours with only moderate success. It was 5 by the time I got up, so I took the pooch out and we parked on the porch once again. It was downright WINDY that hitch, but still rather sunny, and the wind was from the west, as is normal here. The trucks on the four-lane a mile or two away sounded like they were running up the main hollow on my place, so I knew rain was coming. The only other sounds, other than the wind, were a couple crows flying over and a few cars that went by on the country road at the front of our place.

Suddenly, at 6, the sun disappeared as a huge cloud blew in over us. The pooch noticed the difference and didn’t seem to like it. A couple minutes later, she stood up and walked the few steps to the door, wanting to go in. twenty minutes later, it was pouring down the rain and the place where she’d been lying was soaked. I guess she’s psychic.

As usual, there’s nothing interesting on the TV, so I’m copying the messages on the backs of some old family postcards so I can sell them and get some spending money for a project that I’ve got in mind. The fronts are already copied, but I wanted to save the messages, too, since the cards are those of my grandparents when my granddad worked in the oilfields. I’ve posted quite a few of them here. Maybe I’ll post another one tonight. I hope your day was a good one. © 2017
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Even BILL Doesn't Like Hillary's Book! (a link)

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https://constitution.com/clintons-collide-over-what-happened-bill-tosses-copy-in-trash/
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Weiastein Scandal Could Effect Michael Moore - Awwwwwwww! (a link)

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http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/weinstein-sex-scandal-hurts-michael-moore-and-quentin-tarantino-projects?utm_source=FBLC&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=LC
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DNC Comments On Weistein Contribution Is Predictable (a link)

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https://www.sarahpalinnews.com/2017/10/15/dnc-responds-harvey-weinstein-donations-well-take-look/?ref=Ads
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De Niro Curses Trump At Charity Event - Silent on Weistein (a link)

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/15/robert-de-niro-at-nyc-charity-event-fk-you-donald-trump/
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Your history lesson for the day.

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Robert E Lee was married to George Washington's granddaughter. He worked with Grant during the Mexican-American war and became a decorated war hero defending this country.

He believed slavery was a great evil and his wife broke the law by teaching slaves to read and write.
After the civil war he worked with Andrew Johnson's program of reconstruction. He became very popular with the northern states and the Barracks at West Point were named in his honor in 1962.

Robert E. Lee was a great man who served this country his entire life in some form or other. His memorial is now being called a blight.

This is no better than book burning. ISIS tried rewriting history by destroying historical artifacts. Is that really who we want to emulate?

As they tear down this "blight" keep these few historical facts in your mind. No military veteran and highly decorated war hero should ever be treated as such. This is not Iraq and that is not a statue of Saddam.

IN ADDITION::

Lee was also very torn about the prospect of the South leaving the Union. His wife's grandfather George Washington was a huge influence on him. He believed that ultimately, states rights trumped the federal government and chose to lead the Southern army.

His estate, Arlington, near Washington DC was his home and while away fighting the war, the federal government demanded that Lee himself pay his taxes in person.
He sent his wife but the money was not accepted from a woman. When he could not pay the taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on his land.
The government is still burying people there today. It is now called Arlington National Cemetery.
DO THEY WANT TO TEAR THAT UP ALSO ??

From Facebook
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In Case You've Forgotten

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ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married
to Susan Rice, Obama's former National Security Adviser.
CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes,
Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic
Communications.
ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to
former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.
ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married
to Katie Hogan, Obama's former Deputy Press Secretary.
ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's
former Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood
CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary
Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
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The Big Picture (a link)

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http://sixbearsinthewoods.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-big-picture.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixbearsInTheWoods+%28Sixbears+in+the+Woods%29
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Early Sunday Memes

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