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   FlatCityGirl  Well, it looks like Trump is going to be the nominee.

Oh, boy . . .
Yesterday at 10:33 EST .

   Calvinesq  I am certainly #NeverHillary, but Donald has quite a way to go to get my vote. I am not sure that chasm can be crossed.

Patterico has an interest post today:
Yesterday at 12:11 EST .

   Safetydude  Let's get behind "The Donald" and help him continue his spanking of the so called "conservative"(read; McCain, Rommney, Boehner, Ryan, McConnell, et al )Republican establishment.
We have the opportunity to affect some real change to the direction that our country has been on for the last 7-1/2 years, and longer.
Get out and vote Trump in November.
23 hours ago .

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   StormCnter  Oh, I'll vote for him in November if he's lasted long enough to be on the ballot, but my heart will be heavy and I have zero hope he can be elected, or if he is that he'll do any of the things he has promised.
22 hours ago .

   FlatCityGirl  I know that between now and November, my stance will probably soften somewhat, but right now I really don't give a rip if Hillary wins it. Maybe there's something to that old saw about a nation getting the kind of government it deserves.

Trump is a philandering cad with a nasty mouth and a bad comb-over, on an ego trip.

The nation will suffer.

Never say, things can't get any worse, because as sure as you do, things will get a lot worse.

Trump is the white version of 0bastard.

When we lose it all in November, I intend to not let up on my ridicule of the Trump sycophants.
22 hours ago .

   Safetydude  Yep, you're right about "a nation getting the kind of government it deserves", when the opposition party run candidates like McCain in '08 and Rommney in '12, when millions of Republicans stayed home, rather than hold their noses and vote for him when he almost had a chance to beat Obama.
Another four or eight years of a government run by a Clinton sure sounds good to me !!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think we should get into name calling so please don't refer to Trump supporters as "sycophants". I'm a Trump supporter and not a sycophant.
I've never met the man and and I can't ask him for any favors except to ask him to take the country back from the Democrats and RINOS. That I'll do by voting for him.
17 hours ago .

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   FlatCityGirl  I've just been told that those who don't support Trump are members of the Pampers Brigade.

I don't think I'll stop using "sycophant" any time soon.

Or maybe I should start referring to Trump supporters as the Knee Pad Brigade.

And for the record, I'll vote for Trump. I don't have any choice. But I'm not going to be gracious about it.
4 hours ago .

   Allsogreat  The Greatest Generation:

What They Did Seems Impossible!

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,

"We the People of the U.S.A. " produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers
8 battleships
48 cruisers
349 destroyers
420 destroyer escorts
203 submarines
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
98,000 bombers
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft
93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across Europe and the Pacific, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Germany and Japan.

It's worth noting that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a Health Care web site that worked. A lesson, of Professionals vs vastly inferior amateurs!....
May 1 at 11:03 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Years ago when Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation" was first released, he was on the Don Imus radio show, which was televised on MSNBC at that time. It was a great interview, and at the end, Imus asked a question that I've never forgotten: "How did a generation that whined about nothing raise a generation that whines about everything"?
May 1 at 11:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some products no longer made in the USA - Imagine he heads exploding if China decided not to export everyday items (light bulbs, phones, etc. ) to America.
May 1 at 13:00 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Before my Father went off to war in the Pacific, he and my Mother both worked building ships in Oakland, CA....
May 1 at 13:02 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  I don't know if this nation will ever be called upon to prove it, but I firmly believe that we could do it again if we had to.

Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, bailing Europe out of their troubles is what got us into the first two World Wars, and I’ve always believed that bailing Europe out again is what will get us into the next one.

Europe and Great Britain are under attack right now. Whether they recognize that fact is another matter all together. Is there a tipping point where the country/its citizens say, Enough? Or do they just continue down the PC Road and wake up one day and find that they no longer have a country and their women are not allowed to drive or show their uncovered faces in public?

Isn’t the same thing happening here?

Sooner or later, something is going to kick off another “World War.” My personal belief is that it will be Muslims who start it.

The Mulatto has ruined our relationship with most other countries in all hemispheres, while at the same time, putting the ability to wipe us out into the hands of those who wish to do so.

So far there seems to be one leader who is not allowing Muslims to take over, and that’s Putin.
May 1 at 15:11 EST .

   Iacta alea est  I love our country. But I greatly fear that we no longer have the stomach to do what our fathers and grandfathers did so long ago. And let's not forget the efforts of all the women who did lots of the factory work and military service either.
May 1 at 21:14 EST .

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   WAN2  It is in the human DNA to go soft when awash in plenty. Loving our children now demands we pamper them when, in fact, we cripple them. And sow the seeds of our own destruction.
Tuesday at 09:14 EST .

   RedWhiteBlue  I was just reading the list of stuff not made here any more and noticed that so many are now made in Mexico! So why is that country still so ''poor'' that we are so loaded up with illegals from that country? They should be a thriving wealthy country for all that production going on!!! What gives?
Yesterday at 00:06 EST .

   MeiDei  The sad state of our metals mining/steel mills read the few comments after-
Yesterday at 05:02 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  The nasty old man who is largely responsible for getting the "Like" function deleted has once again passed judgment on those of us who do not like Trump: "It appears the people who hate Trump the most are people who are losers in their own life . . . "

We're haters and smearers and losers. We are not allowed to have an opinion other than Trump is the Second Coming, The End-All, Be-All, The Messiah With An "R."
April 30 at 13:15 EST .

   StormCnter  I don't think he was the major cause. There is another "old man" who severely abused the Like button.
April 30 at 14:04 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  The only reason I pay attention to this one is prior bad experience at another site.

He’s always been a disagreeable old windbag. The other site had far more relaxed rules than Lucianne, and you could expect to be pummeled relentlessly if you posted an opinion different than his.
April 30 at 17:14 EST .

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   Gram77  Has this "gentleman" been removed from Lucianne? Disagreeable old windbag description made me laugh.
April 30 at 17:20 EST .

   Verdantheart  Flat City Girl: for the love of Sweet Fanny Adams, don't ever sweat a post authored by that bad-buttermilk-swilling twit. If you are Reply #21 and you state that an apple is red with a white interior, he will log in as Reply #22 with 'What a hater! Doesn't even mention seeds and a stem!' It is very surreal.

973 Likes. Wink, wink.
May 1 at 01:31 EST .

   Calvinesq  OK. After posting a comment regarding the article "Trump Vows to Put "America
First" in Foreign Policy'", I see that my comment that anyone mindful of the history of the lead-up to WWII would wince at the "America First" slogan. Rather than posting a second comment, I thought I'd post this chat on the subject.

Here is a brief history lesson for those that didn't understand my reference. The "America First Committee" was formed in 1940 as basically an isolationist, anti-war movement. Two of its main proponents were Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford. Lindbergh made speeches, even after Hitler's invasion of Russia, that supported non-intervention, but, more importantly, were blatantly pro-German and pro-Hitler and decidedly anti-British and, on occasion, anti-semitic. With the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and Hitler's declaration of war on the U.S., the "America First Committee" disbanded in disgrace. The American people united behind the war effort and eventually kicked the Axis butts.

Now, my comment was that if you knew this history, you might wince at the use of the slogan "America First" by Trump. It was not meant as a troll and certainly not that he's a nazi or anything remotely similar to that - merely that I can see the phrase causing some to wince given its historical precedents. Now that I have provided the history lesson, perhaps the Trumpeters can move on and continue their hopefully premature victory celebrations.
April 27 at 17:05 EST .

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   Polarbear2  Apparently I've lost my ability to post at Lucian and nobody there cares. I tried to post something last Friday and it said my username/password was invalid or my id was not current. So I checked in here to see if that worked and behold it does.
April 26 at 14:28 EST .

   StormCnter  They care, Polarbear2. It's just that Luis is swamped by various posters' problems and it takes him a while to get through the stack. Have you tried to sign in to again? Maybe it was a temporary glitch. Clear your cookies, reboot the computer, try a different browser and maybe something will work.
April 26 at 16:14 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  You are always with the best solutions to tech problems and I always read your posts regarding them. One always learns the right way to solve a computer problem from you. Carry on proudly. And many thanks.
April 27 at 22:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  Username and password are both case sensitive. If I'm in a hurry I make typos and will receive the exact message you did.

If you logged in here, you should be able to log in at Lucianne. Luis will get to you. Best wishes.
April 27 at 23:48 EST .

   StormCnter  One more thing. Most Connection visitors know this, but just in case:

On the Login screen, put a check in the box beside "Remember me on this computer". You'll never have to type in your username and password again.
April 28 at 06:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Polarbear2, where are you?
April 30 at 09:17 EST .

   StormCnter  RWB- [smile]
Tuesday at 10:56 EST .

   TexasRose  Found this insightful article...Vassar Bushmills, retired lawyer, once an ardent Cruz supporter, has written several excellent articles on uniting, now, behind Trump. This article is long but worth reading because he connects the Constitution, the Common Man – who the Constitution was written for - and Donald Trump, who is very much one of them... .
April 25 at 13:23 EST .

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   Gram77  Storm is a miracle worker. Thanks to her concern and friendship she has reached the correct people at the Connection and solved my login problem. There just aren't enough thanks to be found but THANKS again. Gram
April 25 at 11:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Glad to see you back, Gram. Appreciation, though, goes to whichever staffer sprinkled the magic dust and cured the problem.
April 25 at 12:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back, Gram!
April 25 at 12:51 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Good to see you Gram . . . you've been missed.
April 25 at 16:50 EST .

   BirdsNest  So good to have you back. Now the kitty pictures can begin again!!
April 26 at 06:03 EST .

   Safetydude  In case you missed it; yesterday, Friday the 23rd was Earth Day.
Somehow we survived the past 46 years.
April 23 at 20:37 EST .

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   Verdantheart  I am going to post a link to a story on the web with the title 'Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality' which appears to pertain to women only. Hubby is always ready to question the methodology of any study, but this one seems to have been done well.

As a life-long gardener, I'm overjoyed by this study. I have planted everything from radishes to oak trees, and love living in a world of green. Mother Nature reminds us constantly that many things in this world of ours are not in our control--quick reconnaissance of the potager this morning reveals beans will have to be replanted after the heavy rain--but such gentle reminders keep us balanced.

I took my cue from dad, who never, ever took prescription meds of any kind in all his 93 years. His hobby was grafting. Thanks, Dad!

Here's the link:

   April 19 at 09:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good - Our Birdsnest will live a long and happy life - check out her wonderful activities on the Gardening & Landscaping Wall further down this page - on the left side bar.
April 19 at 09:58 EST .

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   WAN2  PC poppycock with our tax dollars.
April 20 at 09:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  Few things bother me enough to mention them, however, in light of the bus bombing in Israel - the news is that no one has claimed responsibility. Why bother - it's not like any terrorist group is actively sought out and brought to justice - just as few politicians or bureaucrats who take "responsibility" for mismanagement, corruption, ineptitude are fired. Aren't we enforcing the notion that "taking responsibility for adverse actions" without consequences is somehow noble and a badge of honor? Does this bother anyone else? I feel lost in a wilderness of poppycock & blah, blah, blah.
April 19 at 09:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, claiming credit for a terrorist action is fairly safe if the terrorism took place anywhere but Israel. The Israelis do not ignore, excuse or tremble. Nor do they forget, if Operation Wrath of God is an example.
April 19 at 13:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  I had to look that one up to refresh my memory - good for Golda and those who followed!
April 19 at 14:12 EST .

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