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  1. 14 GGail
    January 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I need to be more selective on which Posts to comment First on 😯

  2. 15 desertflower
    January 1, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Congrats, GGail:) I’m putting this over here…

    Ummmm…. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/01/01/trump-stars-in-jihadist-recruitment-vid.html

    Donald Trump’s rhetoric about Muslims and Syrian refugees is at the center of a new terrorist recruitment video put out by the Somalian jihadist group al Shabaab. Trump’s guest appearance is preceded by an old clip of U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki warning that the West will “become the land of “religious discrimination and concentration camps.” It then cuts to Trump reading his promise to stop Muslim immigration aloud at a campaign rally. “And so remember this, so listen: Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the [expletive] is going on,” Trump says to a cheering grown. The video cuts again to Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011. “The West will eventually turn against its Muslim citizens,” he warns.

    Wonder if he’ll apologize to Hillary now?

  3. 18 Judith Fardig
    January 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    GGail – Happy New Year and congratulations on first! Had a lovely evening ushering in 2016 with music and dance with our local favorite, Pink Martini Band and NPR ATC host, Ari Shapiro who grew up here. They sang in multiple languages, used a group of Japanese businessmen for backup on one song, and invited the Portland Youth Philharmonic to play with them. Much fun!

  4. 20 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    • 21 arapaho415
      January 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      GA/GE HF2.

      Posted this as a reply to JackieG on previous thread (just as this one opened):

      Stan Pate, the Alabama businessman who paid for this is supporting Marco (ugh) Rubio, and has paid for similar banners at the Cotton, Orange and Sugar bowls.

      From the article:
      “The messages’ tagline was ‘anybodybuttrump.us,’ a barebones website belonging to a Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based group called the ‘We the People Foundation.’ The site is registered to Pate, who The Huntsville Times once referred to in a profile as ‘an edgy force in Alabama politics.’

      ‘This is not over,’ Pate told CBS News. ‘This is just beginning.’

      Pate said that he has bought similar, smaller banner ads at the Orange Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. AirSign, the Florida-based airborne ad firm contracted to fly the anti-Trump messages, confirmed the buys.”


    • 22 arapaho415
      January 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Also HF2, saw on a previous thread that SyFy is airing all Twilight Zone episodes this weekend.

      What a treat for you and others with access to cable.

      One episode I remember from childhood that I haven’t seen since (which aired when I was 5-10 years old),had some sort of black cloud overhead major cities, but can’t remember what was causing it — if you see this episode, let me know the cause.


      • 23 hopefruit2
        January 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        Hi Arapho – yes, I’ve been enjoying the marathon so far! So many new episodes I’ve never seen. And I think I know which episode you might be referring to. It’s called “I’m the Night, color me black” and it’s about a guy who was sentenced to an execution for killing a racist bigot. On the day of his execution a dark cloud set upon the town and morning daylight never came. The darkness spread to other cities/towns as well. I still can’t recall all the details although I’ve seen this episode at least 2x in the past.

        SyFy will be airing that episode on Sunday morning (Jan 3) at 6:30AM.

  5. 24 arapaho415
    January 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    GA/GE TODville at the start of a brand new year.

    On previous posts have seen @prettyfoot58’s concern about Dem votes this year (and the Mummer’s parade in Philadelphia — more downthread), but check out yesterday’s @latimes’ homepage article (lower right in tweet photo)…

    It feels like we’re banging our collective heads against the wall (since HRC, FeelTheBern, DWS, MSM, etc. seem to willfully ignore this fact:

  6. 29 arapaho415
    January 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm


    re: this

  7. 31 arapaho415
    January 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Here’s another tweet from @mattdpearce’s timeline who is prone to bouts of random tweets/retweets:

  8. 32 JER
    January 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  9. 38 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  10. 40 desertflower
    January 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Having my first Moscow Mule..YUM! Shrimp tempura is in the oven with the steak fries and a side of cole slaw…..yum!

  11. January 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    darth is back!

  12. 43 carolyn
    January 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Have come down with a cold or some sort of crud, so am enjoying an evening on my couch, in front of the fire, with Chanel in her bed, watching the New Year’s Concert on PBS from Vienna. Orchestra and Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Lippizaners…then, afterwards, a brand new Sherlock Holmes with Benedict Cumberbatch. I was too sore and coughing to even venture outside today, and am already in my nighty and robe, cozy and warm. I love Vienna, so this is a treat for me. Also, while wandering alone in the streets of Vienna two years ago, I came upon the stables of the Lippizaners. Some of then had their adorable heads sticking out of their stalls….big beautiful eyes and long eyelashes. I loved it. Good memories.
    For all the northern Californians, my son and his family has a MARVELOUS time in San Francisco and surroundings for their week’s vacation. I’m looking forward to pictures when, as my son says, they get organized 🙂 That will take a while for five people!!! I’m just thrilled that they had a spectacular time, and have now been where I spent four wonderful years of my life.

  13. 44 0388jojothecat
    January 1, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Too bad our hearts aren’t hardwired to always treat people and animals humanely.

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