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All Means All

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MASCOT CLEVERNESS

Lil Buzz made a ramp out of the xylophone, then dropped plastic beads on it to hear them play the notes.

2017_08 18 Bead Xylophone

In other news, we are SO PROUD of Bunny, who made the scary jump from Special Ed Pre-K to Mainstream Kindergarten!  She’s on the Autism Spectrum (though much less than Buzz), but has been doing SO WELL with her therapies and performance in school that Mama Buzz and all her peeps agreed she was ready!

She’s in the same classroom where she had summer classes, so is very comfortable there.  And she is still going to take the Special Ed bus with Buzz that she’s used to, have some extra help with a few things in the classroom, and go to Speech, Occupational, and ABA therapies after school.

But she totally ACED her Kindergarten academic evaluation.  She can count to 100; they only asked for 20!  LOL  And she knows her alphabet and can spell all three of her names, plus “Mom”, “Dad”, and her sibs’ first names.  So, between being accustomed to the whole school routine and being ahead on the academics, she’ll be able to focus on the social stuff that is her big autism-y challenge.

Gosh, it’s dusty in my office right now.

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They Just Can’t Help Themselves

Yesterday, President Trump (I STILL love typing that!) held a joint press conference Monday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Like Pavlovian dogs, whenever the press gets a chance to harass (Arkansas is the only state where “harass” is two words) the president, they can’t resist. They jumped on him about issuing a pardon to patriot Sheriff Joe Arpaio. There is not another man in Washington who would have responded the way Trump did. He proceeded to rip them a new one about all the sleazebags, terrorists and felons that were pardoned by Obama and Clinton with nary a peep from these howling jackals.

“Let Me Tell You Who Obama Pardoned” Trump Destroys Reporter Over Joe Arpaio Pardon

Trump on whether Russia is a threat: “I consider many countries as a security threat”

Trump addresses Houston flooding: The people of Texas have really persevered

I THINK THE MEDIA ARE SO FULL OF THEMSELVES, THEY DON’T REALIZE THE FUN HE HAS PISSING THEM OFF.

Donald Trump calls Chelsea Manning ‘he’ while comparing her to Joe Arpaio. Ms Manning has undergone a very public transition from man to woman.

Ms Manning, who was convicted on criminal charges for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents, has undergone a public transition in recent years to become a transgender woman. She saw her sentence commuted earlier this year by former President Barack Obama.

In addition to Ms Manning, Mr Trump referenced Marc Rich — an investor who received a pardon from former President Bill Clinton on his last day in office — and Oscar Lopez Rivera — a Puerto Rican activist and militant whose sentence was commuted by Mr Obama.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-chelsea-manning-he-misgendering-press-conference-joe-arpaio-pardon-a7917411.html

CRUZ HITS BACK

After MSNBC Host Broadsides Ted Cruz With ‘Gotcha’ Question About Hurricane Sandy, He Drops the Thunder

“But a lot of people are pointing out that you voted against aid for Sandy after that catastrophic storm up in the Northeast, that package back in 2012. They’re pointing at you and they’re pointing at you and saying, ‘You’re asking for money now when you weren’t willing to help the people in the Northeast.’ What do you have to say to them?” she asked.

“Well, look, there’s time for political sniping later,” Ted Cruz said before Tur cut him off. “I think our focus needs to be on this crisis and this disaster….  The problem with that particular bill is it became a $50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork. Two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy. And what I said then, and still believe now, is that it’s not right for politicians to exploit a disaster and people are hurting to pay for their own political wish list.”

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/959419-msnbc-host-broadsides-ted-cruz-gotcha-question-hurricane-sandy-drops-thunder/

Joy Villa Given 48 Hours to Delete Her Incredible MAGA Song From YouTube

THIS IS PART OF THE ONGOING CRUSADE BY MAJOR MEDIA TO SHUT DOWN CONSERVATIVES. IF YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND POST THIS TO KEEP AFTER IT GOES AWAY, YOU SHOULD DO SO.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/joy-villa-given-48-hours-delete-incredible-maga-song-youtube/

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church Closes Doors to Displaced Harvey Victims

HIS REASONS ARE HIS OWN. I SUSPECT HE REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY OPENED THE SUPERDOME IN NOLA TO DISPLACED PEOPLE. THERE WERE RAPES, MURDERS AND THEY LEFT IT IN SQUALOR WHEN THEY FINALLY LEFT. MAYBE HE DIDN’T WANT THAT HAPPENING TO HIS SANCTUARY. JUST A GUESS.

[CtH: Or he’s just showing his true “money first” colors.  IMO, this man’s “prosperity theology” preaching has nothing to do with what Jesus Christ taught. http://www.thebiblicalworldview.org/is-joel-osteen-a-false-prophet/%5D

Joel Osteen is facing a public relations nightmare as his 17,000-seat facility, Lakewood Church, is keeping doors closed during the overwhelming crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/28/joel-osteens-lakewood-church-closes-doors-displaced-harvey-victims/

MAYBE HE HAD A SIGN FROM GOD TO SHUN THE NON-BELIEVERS

New Security Footage Shows Looters Robbing Houston Store Amid Historic Flooding

As The Gateway Pundit reported Sunday, an eyewitness named Isabel Torres uploaded a video to Facebook which shows looters making away with televisions.

SCAVENGERS LIVE OFF THE CARRION

Looting Begins In Houston

Cajun Navy members met with gunfire by apparent looters, group says.

Members of the Louisiana Cajun Navy, a group of Louisianians helping Tropical Storm Harvey victims in Texas, were shot at Monday by apparent looters, the group said on Facebook.

The Cajun Navy has become widely known across the state for its response efforts during natural disasters and is made up of different groups. The group of first responders previously provided assistance to Louisianians during last year’s historic August floods.

One group of rescuers are in Texas already and more are expected to be on the way. Those who have arrived have brought their own boats to aid in the rescue efforts.

Good Samaritan Group Member During Hurricane Rescue: ‘We’ve Been Shot At’

THERE WAS WORD OF SOME CAJUNS WHOSE MOTOR DIED WHILE THEY WERE RESCUING STRANDED PEOPLE. AS THEY TOOK SHELTER, SOMEBODY (GUESS) TRIED TO STEAL THEIR BOAT.

http://www.wdsu.com/article/cajun-navy-members-met-with-gunfire-by-apparent-looters-in-texas-group-says/12109436

Houston Dem Mayor Told Citizens to “Think Twice Before Trying to Leave Houston” — Now They’re Dying

SHADES OF RAY NAGIN, THE FORMER MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS, NOW A CONVICTED CRIMINAL, WHO DREAMED OF TURNING THE CRESCENT CITY INTO A “CHOCOLATE CITY.” HE LET HUNDREDS OF BUSES SIT IDLE WHILE PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM KATRINA. THEN HE BLAMED GEORGE W. BUSH. THERE’S A REASON WHY EVERY BIG CITY TOILET IN THE COUNTRY IS RUN BY DEMOCRATS.

The Houston mayor told citizens to “think twice before trying to leave Houston” before Hurricane Harvey hit.

Now Houston is flooded, the city is expecting more rain, looters are ransacking stores, and people are dying. And it’s only going to get worse.
On top of that, Mayor Turner is not taking the governor’s calls:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/horror-houston-mayor-told-citizens-think-twice-trying-leave-houston-now-theyre-dying/

LIBERAL POLITICIANS ARE GREAT AT CREATING DISASTERS.  DEALING WITH THEM, NOT SO MUCH.

A Virgin Mary Statue Was the Only Thing Standing After Hurricane Harvey

THIS WAS TOO GOOD TO HIDE IN THE REPLY SECTION:

A family in Texas lost their home to a fire during Hurricane Harvey, but they’re finding comfort in the only thing left standing: A statue of the Virgin Mary. The Rojas family of Robstown, Texas, had boarded up their home and left town ahead of the storm, but an electrical fire broke out and quickly spread in the winds of the storm, destroying their home as well as two others.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/08/28/wow-virgin-mary-hurricane-harvey-n2374297

Message From Hurricane Harvey: Americans Helping Each Other

For once, cable news is not dominated by talking heads shouting at each other, but by images of volunteers, black and white, arriving in flat-bottomed boats to rescue neighbors from flooded buildings. Journalists are helping to direct emergency crews to save stranded drivers rather than encouraging enraged mobs to riot against the police.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-message-houston-americans-helping/

Houston vs. Berkeley
I FELT COMPELLED TO INCLUDE THIS FROM DIANNY AT PATRIOT RETORT

Yet the news media has spent the last two weeks trying to convince us that those violent, disgusting thugs are “standing up to hate” and “preserving the fabric of America.”

It’s hard to watch those videos and not think, “What the hell is wrong with people?”

The Antifa cretins marched through Berkeley chanting, “No Trump, no wall, no USA at all.”

How someone could watch video of these animals and believe they are “anti-hate” or “peaceful” is anybody’s guess.

But they are not America.

This weekend in Houston, we witnessed the true spirit of America.

The guy with the Confederate flag on his boat is saving everyone. Blacks, whites. Everyone. #Meyerland #Harvey

I know it’s difficult to watch the violence Antifa is bringing to our streets and not grow discouraged at the sight of such madness.

But they are not America.

And they don’t want to be.

After all, they’re the ones chanting “No USA at all.”

But the American spirit is greater than this.

And there are more of us than there are of them.

We are America — where neighbors help neighbors.

And strangers drive in from great distances to come to the aid of others.

This is the America Antifa despises.

This is the America Antifa seeks to eradicate.

But they won’t win.

There is something more powerful than the evil of Antifa — and that’s the true spirit of America.

And the true spirit of America transcends race or national origin.

http://patriotretort.com/houston-vs-berkeley/

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God Bless Texas

The first thought was to do a post on the Antifa terrorism that is allowed to run rampant anywhere people who don’t share their twisted opinions want to gather. The Patriot Prayer march was cancelled because of the threat of violence. Did that stop these violent punks? Of course not. They showed up and fought anybody they could find. One commonality between Charlottesville and Berkeley is that the mayors are liberal pukes who order the police to stand down and allow these bastards to assault innocent people at will with no consequence. The more I read, the more I saw, the angrier I became. The only was this is going to stop is when the right starts fighting back. If that means shooting people, I’m all for it. Show them that violence will be met with violence. It’s all they understand. Lord knows these vile scum wouldn’t dare go to Sturgis to protest all the Confederate flags flown by 30,000 bikers who have no problem drawing blood and causing mayhem.

THERE…I FEEL A LITTLE BETTER

Hurricane Harvey made landfall over the weekend. Those who could get out did. A herculean effort has been undertaken to rescue those in the path of the storm which has dumped more than three feet of rain on the Gulf Coast. Of course, there has been looting, including one unfortunate thug who tried to rob a house but the owner was home. In Texas, this is akin to suicide. The result is the same. There is no room for a great deal about Harvey, but you can be sure that Texans will rebuild. This ain’t NOLA, with the lazy, whiny folks who are still living in FEMA trailers if they haven’t migrated to Houston (OOPS!) or farther north.

One thing was always assured…no matter what Trump does in response to the storm he will be savaged by the press. It’s already started and is sure to continue.  Governor Abbott is also a target.

MSNBC Host Asks Texas Gov. If He’s Going To Use Hurricane As Cover To Ensnare Illegal Aliens

Honestly, one would think that the governor would have more pressing matters than immigration enforcement, but Texas is a deep red state, liberals don’t like it very much, Republicans are anti-immigrant (or so the Left says), and so this just had to be asked. Why? It’s because that’s how MSNBC does business. If they didn’t keep liberal blood pressures elevated, they wouldn’t be doing their jobs.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/08/28/icymi-msnbc-host-asks-texas-governor-if-hes-going-to-use-hurricane-as-cover-to-ensnare-illegal-aliens-n2373977

Trump Rescinded Obama’s Flood Risk Rules Before Harvey

Those who backed Obama’s rules believed they would make people safer by putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure on safer ground, NPR reported, but Trump rescinded the rule several weeks ago in an attempt to speed up the time it takes for infrastructure projects to be approved.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rescinded-obama-apos-flood-192411209.html

REMEMBER HOW W. WAS RIPPED TO SHREDS BECAUSE HE WASN’T IN NAWLINS DURING KATRINA TO RESCUE VICTIMS WHILE THEY SHOT AT HIM? YOU KNOW THEY’LL FIND PEOPLE TO GRIPE ABOUT TRUMP’S RESPONSE, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS.

To CNN, Schumer, et al.: Now is NOT the time for politics
“As millions of people in TX and LA are preparing for the hurricane,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), leader of the Senate Democrats, proclaimed in a series of Friday night tweets, “The President is using the cover of the storm to pardon a man who violated a court’s order to stop discriminating against Latinos and [to] ban courageous transgender men and women from serving our nation’s Armed Forces. The only reason to do these right now is to use the cover of Hurricane Harvey to avoid scrutiny. So sad, so weak.”
And, so low-life for Schumer.

https://spectator.org/not-the-perfect-storm/

MSNBC Shocked Trump Hasn’t Screwed Up Hurricane Harvey Yet

The “journalists” at MSNBC seem eager for Hurricane Harvey to be a political disaster for Donald Trump, preemptively reminding everyone what the stakes are. Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace on Friday was amazed that the President hasn’t screwed it up yet: “It seems to me that this is the first event of this presidency where, sort of, the dire nature of the event seems to have halted other instincts in this president.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2017/08/25/msnbc-shocked-trump-hasnt-screwed-hurricane-harvey-yet

Brzezinski: Harvey flooding is ‘first big domestic crisis’ Trump didn’t create himself

Trump Announces He’ll Visit Flood-Ravaged Texas as Soon as Possible

“I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety,” he wrote. Trump praised the coordination between various agencies to deal with the damage and rescue people, saying the efforts to save people were “going well.”

[CtH:  This is EXACTLY what Bush did!  If Obama mentioned something between putts, the Left slobbered about how caring he was.  Bush visited New Orleans something like 8 times, but all they did was keep reprinting that photo of him looking out the window of Air Force 1.  ::grrrr::]

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/trump-announces-hell-visit-flood-ravaged-texas-as-soon-as-possible/

Citizens Taking Care of Themselves After Harvey

TEXANS WILL BE O.K.

GETTING SOAKED DURING THE HURRICANE?  HERE…HAVE A BEER!!

WATCH FOR THEM GATORS

HAWK HITCHES A CAB RIDE…DOESN’T WANT TO LEAVE

TEXAS POLICE OFFICER AFTER A 12 HOUR SHIFT RESCUING PEOPLE

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From the Hyphenated Kitchen

tumeric and black pepper

A couple years ago, I read a brief blog by someone who sounded like she knew what she was about. It just said that the goodies in turmeric were much more bio-available if you warmed it in oil with black pepper before cooking. This article is far more informative, but ends up at the same place. 🙂

I immediately stopped stuffing turmeric into gel caps and started cooking with it routinely. I’ve come to rely on this blend as my starting point for many dishes, particularly ones with rice and vegetables. I also like to sauté chopped onions in it to add to crock pot soups and stews; this really adds a BLAST of flavor to dishes that can otherwise turn into “crock pot blah.”

On low heat (3 on my electric stove), melt a glob of refined coconut oil. Add 1/4 tsp each of turmeric and black pepper, plus 1/2 tsp salt. Stir until warm and well blended. (I often add a pinch of ginger and cinnamon as well, maybe Italian seasoning or, if I’m doing fish or poultry, some poultry seasoning.) Proceed with recipe.

While the oil and spices are warming, I chop up onions and toss them in, cuz I like them well done. Then I chop and add fermented garlic and whatever’s in the hydrator that appeals to me at the moment. (I’m a seat of the pants kinda cook! LOL) Stir in some pre-cooked meat or fish, if I’m in the mood, then pile on enough pre-cooked rice to make up two servings. Stir, cover, and let it fester on low heat while I set the table, pour the kombucha, and rustle up my spousal unit.

I think doing it this way retains a lot of the goodness in the veg, since it doesn’t cook very long. And it turns rice such a pretty color. Plus, lookie here, what it says in the article … black pepper helps cure vitiligo! I haven’t noticed particularly that my pinto hubby has lost any of his spots, but I haven’t been paying attention either. I sure will now! 🙂

3 Ways to Boost Turmeric’s Bioavailability for Ultimate Health Benefits

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/boost-the-power-of-turmeric.html

Turmeric is pronounced TOO mer ick.

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The Sublime and the Ridiculous

Just a couple things that go to extremes.

RIDICULOUS:
Memphis Theater Cancels Showing of ‘Gone With the Wind’ After Alt-Left Complains of Racism
The Orpheum Theater in Memphis cancelled the annual showing of “Gone With the Wind” after alt-left complaints of racism.
The historic Memphis theater has shown the movie for decades.

YOU THOUGHT THEY’D STOP AT STATUES?
Black actress Hattie McDaniel won the first Academy Award won by an African American actor.

THE SUBLIME:
Renowned Artist Releases Powerful Painting of Trump and the People Who Elected Him: ‘You Are Not Forgotten’
Famed American artist Jon McNaughton has released a stirring new painting of President Donald Trump, standing in front of the White House, along with the “forgotten men and women,” he says, who elected the nation’s 45th president.

“When I decided to paint this picture, I wondered if this was taking it too far. But sometimes you have to speak forcefully like the brush strokes of my painting.”

Of the snake at Trump’s feet, McNaughton explains:

“I want a president that will crush the enemies of liberty, justice, and American prosperity. They may have the power to bruise his heel, but he will have the power to crush their head.”

McNaughton said those who voted for Trump knew exactly what they were getting, which is why they voted for him in the first place:

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/955849-renowned-artist-releases-powerful-painting-trump-people-elected-not-forgotten/

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In Honor of National Dog Day

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Trump vs. Obama

Yo, Lefties who are criticizing Trump for going to Camp David this week-end!

Back in 2016, when Louisiana was experiencing record flooding, Obama went golfing on Martha’s Vineyard while Trump visited flood victims.

CNN responded to Obama’s critics by reminding us of Nancy Reagan’s answer to critics of her husband’s regular trips to the family’s ranch.

“Presidents don’t get vacations — they just get a change of scenery.”

2017_08 25 Trump tweet Hurricane Harvey

Camp David is 45 minutes from the White House and is outfitted with all the comms devices POTUS has at home.

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Yahoo!

Congratulations to new mom Aleks Patete and her healthy new son, DJ. When Aleks went in for prenatal care, the doctor discovered she had ovarian cancer. Aleks refused to abort or undergo chemo until later in the pregnancy when her unborn son was developed enough to cope with it. At the time of the birth, Aleks was in remission.

2017_08 Aleks and DJ

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Delusional Democrats

In this clip, Dean says Trump is “incapable of governing” and “erratic”? Pfft. More like “systematically fulfilling his campaign promises to repair the economy, get Americans back to work, and defend our borders.”

Surprisingly (given this is MSNBC), Turley throws cold water on the idea that the Hillary-deprived can get Trump out via the 25th amendment.  I keep wondering if the yahoos yelling for impeachment really think that Hillary would replace him. Duh!

The Constitution clearly lays out that, if an incumbent President becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Vice President takes over. We’ve had that happen a handful of times in our history, but we’ve never had to move down the succession list.

However, if Trump were removed and Vice President Pence became unable to serve before a new VP had been appointed:

  1. Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, would take over.
  2. After that, it would go to Orrin Hatch, President pro tempore of the Senate, another Republican.
  3. After that, it would go to Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, another Republican.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES would the person who LOST THE ELECTION become POTUS.

Hat tip: Pistol Pete

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