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joan
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I've come to hate the left like I hate roaches, rats, and, I'll throw in termites, too, simply because of the way those insects breed, explode, and destroy. Evidently the left, with all of its media, celebrities, university partners, and moronic, gullible voters consider this a fight to the death of our way of life. I. Hate. Them.
Someone posted an article from bejohngalt today. It is piercing in how it details how Muslims have come to be 'most favored' and rate special treatment and respect since 9/11. The list is long and makes me sick to my stomach at how twisted the left and media are. They've enabled this insanity.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Our Gal Val, Back In The News at JustOneMinute
Sorry to hear the health news, Stephanie. Hope the doctors get it figured out asap.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Our Gal Val, Back In The News at JustOneMinute
narciso: The press is dead, ita just writhing searching for brains gosh, I love this, narciso, one of the most astute remarks you've ever posted. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
Porch, yes on the callimochos. Our dil is Catalonian. She introduced me to the drink (knowing I love Coke).
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
Oh, yes, Jack -- life there was made easy for us by the 'cost of living' allowance. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
No, Jane, I never went to Braughing. One of the places I loved to go was the little village where Dr. Doolittle was filmed, Castle Combe. Loved Bath. Also loved the Cotswalds. My husband gave a talk one time in Wales for the Sunday Times, and just thought that area was gorgeous. We took a train up there. We also took a train up to Scotland one time and went to a dinner where Prince Charles was, but it was a mob scene, so never tried to get close. Though we were just a few tables from him. I think the closest I ever got to a royal was to the Duchess of Kent. We went to a ball where she was honored or was a sponsor. Our table was just a few feet away from the dignatary's table. (She had a broad bottom.) :)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
We lived in Kensington, at Oakwood Court, just a couple minutes walk from Holland Park. Our children did go to school at ASL in St. Johns Wood. Our son went from lst grade and graduated from there. I could drive up to school the back way, from Holland Park up Ladbroke Grove (behind Notting Hill) and thru Maida Vale and on up to the school. We owned two horses and paid for boarding another one at a stable in London (different times, one of our horses, Crescent, a bay, got sick and had to go to a veterinary college north of London, and then he passed away -- loved that horse :) -- , anyway, they were at a mews a couple of blocks north of Hyde Park. Lilo Blum's stable was south of the park. Our stable was north. I'd never ridden English, actually wasn't that good of a rider, so after we got the horse for our daughter, I went out to a riding academy west of London -- about a 45 minute drive, and, man, was the traffic horrible. :) Used to grit my teeth until I got out of London, which took a while. We went all over to different stables in the countryside to ride and take lessons, all of us, well, my husband, daughter, and me. Our son wasn't interested. We had a horse up at Trent Park stables, north of London, used to take the tube up there. I took jumping lessons up there for about a year. I never drove our car up there, my husband did, but I wasn't as familiar with area north in London (except for Hampstead and Golders Green) as I was south and west. Perhaps because we lived in Kensington. If I had to go north or east, I usually took the tube (sometimes a taxi.) London is a big city. And, it's even bigger now.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
This was a tweet posted by Maria Bustamente from an article by sara carter: Ilhan Omar’s New Pitch: ‘Let the United Nations Manage the U.S. Southern Border', an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to a Minneapolis audience this week referring to the situation in our southern border. When I went to twitter to check it out, there were tweets about this from over 15 other people (all outraged) including Laura Ingraham and other news people. That little Somalian immigrant certainly knows how to stick it to the man, doesn't she. I read that her district loves her -- so she'll probably end up being reelected, or as a senator from Minnesota -- after all, the entire state did send that repulsive comedian there, didn't they. I wonder why so many aliens risk so much to come here, and end up poisoned by hatred and resentment. (That's not a question) :) I think I know.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
You're right about that, clarice, the Italian lake country is wonderful. I can see why that actor [can't think of his name :) -- rhymes with loony] wanted to live there. Too bad his brand of politics enabled African migrants to overrun the area. Have the Italians managed to move the Africans to another area, not so used to the wealthy and tourists? And, clean up the area?
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
This must be what I was remembering. : The most inventive part of the palace, however, can be found underground: six natural grottos decorated with dark-and light-coloured pebbles and shells in designs reflecting nautical themes. https://www.stresa.com/borromeanislands
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
Jane, we stayed at Villa d'Este on Lake Como on one of our Italian trips. We took a boat ride (small boat, thought we were going to sink. Marco Zannoni, was our Italian host who lived near there, rented the boat and piloted it (think fishing boat/canoe :)) on Lake Maggiore. He took us to an island on the lake. There's some kind of grotto on the island, and it has all of these sea shells embedded in the walls. I keep thinking it had something to do with Napoleon -- why am I thinking that? (Gonna have to look it up.) Was really interesting. Also, we ate lunch outside at a restaurant on that island. I've forgotten the name of the grotto, am going to have to go research for it. :) It's fun remembering all of the things we did during the 13+ years we lived in London.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
bubarooni, your 9:05 from last night is just lovely. Made me smile. I needed the smile. I accidentally read a comment or two on the thread that started from Mr. Maguire's tweet about Lawrence O'Donnald and his unverified slander in regard to the bank and Trump's business with the Russian, Russian, Russians's. The left truly, truly believes the Russians own Trump, that the Republicans are evil, and that the left's revenge is about to happen because the truth is now going to be revealed. According to one man who is a writer for Newsweek, a professor, an author, and just an all-around, brilliant guy, the new book that he's just written will be released in a week or so and will reveal all of Trump's crime and treachery. (He hates McConnell, Graham, and especially the Trump voters.)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
Man. I can't keep up with jom while using my phone. Grrr.... I posted twice on the last thread just now. Thinking I was responding to Jane about her trip to Milan. And have no idea which thread I saw that on. We went to Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice) regularly. One trip to Milan was with a horse racing club. We went to several stud farms, wineries, racing, an auction, and the countryside was beautiful. The Duomo de Milan is impressive, and if I'm remembering correctly, is in center of Milan.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Lost Track Of Time at JustOneMinute
We went to Italy several times. Loved Rome. One time we went with two Italian couples, the ladies didn't speak English. :) On that trip we drove from Milan to Venice. We had so much fun because the Italians took us to neat places. My husband did a lot of business with Italians. One of the ladies, Alma, on that trip was so chic and beautiful. Her family owned a sunglasses company.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
Jane, I've been to Milan. We went with an English racing club. Went to several wineries and stud farms. Also a thoroughbred auction and the races, of course. What I mainly rememberabout Milan is the cathedral, Duomo de Milano. Impressive. .
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
Yes, Gus, it is puzzling how people seem blind to the obvious. Nothing is more important to me than protecting our country from the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR and others intent on taking over and destroying our way of life. When I see pictures of Omar and Rashida and the other Muslims giggling and spewing their lies, I want them defeated.* Soundly defeated. It's sickening to know they probably will be reelected. Reading Yaacov Apelbaum's essay is sobering. We know it's going on, but to see coordinated effort between a member of the 'squad' of new Democratic Muslim female representatives and Al Franken (2017) made me sick. And to think the hater Keith Ellison is backed by the Democrats just blows my mind. *Actually, I want more than that, but don't want to sound like I've flipped out. :) So I guess just having them humiliated and defeated will have to do. We can't deport them. Evidently they're citizens.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
Yaacov Apelbaum's article that clarice posted is frightening when you think of how blind and stupid and ____ (I can't think of a descriptive-enough word) the average Democratic voter is.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2019 on Sunday Excitement at JustOneMinute
...and, since I feel rebellious, I'm not going to yoga (even though people tell me I walk like a 28 year old instead of a 78 yo) ...and, I just might drink a Coke. So there! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2019 on Circling Back Towards Sanity? at JustOneMinute
buckeye, 7:43: "Does this mean I am using more than my "fair share" of electricity?" I do think "they" are trying to shame us. Every month I get our "Home Energy Report" from our electric company. They tell us that compared to similar homes (age, sq.ft., etc.) we use 34% more electricity. Also, we have 0 points toward being Energy Smart. They're all communists.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2019 on Circling Back Towards Sanity? at JustOneMinute
clarice posted a bit from kausfiles, Leave the Snakepeople Alone, -- a few minutes ago I couldn't remember where I got the link when I posted the bit about Biden.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2019 on Circling Back Towards Sanity? at JustOneMinute
lol, I was over at kausfiles and happened upon this, which gave me a good chuckle. I thought maybe someone else on jom might need to smile: "He's as sharp as he ever was! Joe Biden's defense against his embarrassing misstatements is not that they're isolated incidents (get serious) — and certainly not that he's getting old -- but that he's always been like that. This is true. The problem is Biden's also always been losing presidential races -- in 1998 and 2008, the two times he's run. In 1988. I was working at Newsweek when Eleanor Clift unearthed a video of a Biden telling (an admittedly annoying) voter at a New Hampshire coffee klatch "I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do." Biden then rattled off five academic boasts, most of which turned out to bogus (as Newsweek's reporters -- not the New York Times’ -- first disclosed). Biden dropped out of the race soon after that. This was 30 years ago! "You can be an effective president and a bad presidential campaigner. But unless he somehow makes his indiscipline lovable -- the way California Gov. Pat Brown made his bumbling lovable -- Biden may be doomed. (He seems doomed anyway, frankly, for Muskie-esque reasons. If you want a suitable metaphor, here's US women's cyclist Mara Abbott being overtaken by a pack of competitors — who had enjoyed an aerodynamic advantage — at the finish line in Rio. If you were rooting for Abbott, as I was, it was brutal. Root for Biden at your peril.)"
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2019 on Circling Back Towards Sanity? at JustOneMinute
.narciso, your article posted last night at 11.44 p.m. is good.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2019 on Campaign Disclosure Follies at JustOneMinute
Well, thanks to you guys, rich, narciso, Gus, and clarice's last post, plus everyone who posted today, I'm in a better mood. I'm off for today. Bye.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2019 on Roll, Beto Roll at JustOneMinute
Gus, how are you feeling? Are you still on antibiotics? (Take probiotics if you are. Florastor is a good one if you've been on abtibiotics a long time.)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2019 on Roll, Beto Roll at JustOneMinute