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I like to use my BLOGS to keep my friends informed of the daily Mess(es) that are going on with us and adding items of interest others might find enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. Bret

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Posted:Feb 26, 2017 9:40 pm
Last Updated:Feb 27, 2017 12:56 am
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HAPPY 1745th BIRTHDAY to Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus ! We'll just call him Constantine... The Great! Born on February 27, 272 AD the age of Constantine marked a distinct epoch in the history of the Roman Empire. He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city Constantinople after himself (the laudatory epithet of "New Rome" came later, and was never an official title). It would later become the capital of the Empire for over one thousand years; for which reason the later Eastern Empire would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire. His more immediate political legacy was that, in leaving the empire to his sons, he replaced Diocletian's tetrarchy with the principle of dynastic succession. His reputation flourished during the lifetime of his children and centuries after his reign. The medieval church upheld him as a paragon of virtue while secular rulers invoked him as a prototype, a point of reference, and the symbol of imperial legitimacy and identity.



*** My very first Roman coin, purchased as a child with mowing money, was that of Constantine it cost me $4
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WTF????
Posted:Feb 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Last Updated:Feb 26, 2017 9:50 pm
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HOW DID THIS PAN GET SO DIRTY????
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Oh yaaa I made some nice creamy fudge tonight for us.
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The BIG "N" Word.....
Posted:Feb 25, 2017 9:26 pm
Last Updated:Feb 26, 2017 5:14 pm
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Noooo NOT That word.... the other word! NAPOLEON! By the spring of 1814, the armies of France's continent-conquering Napoleon were a bedraggled mess, reeling from a disastrous campaign in the Russian winter. Surrounded and weakened, Napoleon was forced to abdicate his imperial throne and sent into exile on the tiny Mediterranean island of Elba.



Now, you can say it's hardly a prison when you get to claim sovereignty over a whole island, keep a small navy and spend your days surveying land and ordering the construction of iron mines, but Napoleon knew his enemies would not tolerate his presence in Elba long and had plans to send him much further to St. Helena in the Atlantic.



So on February 26, 1815 (202th anniversary) Napoleon stealthily abandoned Elba with a small force and landed on French soil — in a famous encounter, the French regiment sent to intercept the Emperor on the run simply joined ranks with him. And soon the entire nation would rally around him once more.



But in the summer of 1815 his luck ran out and his armies were defeated decisively at the famous battle of Waterloo.



Napoleon was banished to St. Helena, a prison from which this time there was no escape.

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Our Lamestream media is at it AGAIN
Posted:Feb 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Last Updated:Feb 26, 2017 5:35 pm
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I am so freeking angry with our lamestream media wanting their cake and eating it too. The Treasury Department showed the national debt stood at $19,947 billion the day Trump took office but fell to $19,935 billion by Feb. 21 – a drop of $12 billion. President Trump has reduced our national debt by $12 BILLION in his first month in office by cancelling and/or renegotiating contracts along with trade deals. The moronic lamestreamers are saying that "it is due to Obama's budget." Then in the second breath without even thinking about their absurdities they try to blame Obama's first month on Bush as if nobody would notice their little phoopa..

“When Obama took office in January 2009, the country was in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The US economy lost 702,000 jobs in February 2009 and 832,000 in March 2009, GDP growth collapsed, and foreclosures soared."



Yaaa right it wasn't Obama's fault and did he do anything about it??? No... he let the nation struggle on and invested government money in one of his pal's "environmental green projects" to the tune of about $1 BILLION that went TITS UP! Did Obama own his first month or not???? Trump inherited a stagnant, taxed to death, economy that had not grown more than 3.4% in 8 years. The Dow is soaring into record highs along with the other industrial & economic indicators just since his election. Remember how much the Dow soared the day of Trump's election after being handed all that bunkum about DOOM & GLOOM! At the end of the year I will be happy to post the GDP to compare to all 8 of Obama's GDPs.



President Trump, like him or not, is in there doing exactly what he promised and why he was elected. Something this nation has not seen from an elected official in recent history!
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Lucked Out!
Posted:Feb 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Last Updated:Feb 26, 2017 8:47 pm
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Getting rushed about with yesterday's blizzard I dashed into Menards to pick up some blue paint. I knew I wanted a Tanzanite color to go down our stairway to the basement and there in the mis-tints was exactly what I wanted in a satin enamel! Just what I was going to buy! I saved $20! That doesn't happen everyday! I started in painting yesterday and gave everything 2 coats and it turned out as I wanted it. How such a small space can be such a pain in the ass to paint is unbelievable. The dogs and traffic get funneled through there. The paintings are back up and my handrail looks nice too.



You can see how it does a color change on the blue getting a purpleie violet hue to it like a Tanzanite stone.
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224 Years Ago
Posted:Feb 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Last Updated:Feb 25, 2017 4:21 pm
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Washington held his first full cabinet meeting on February 25, 1793, at his home, Mount Vernon, with Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph. One prominent individual who did not attend cabinet meetings was Vice President John Adams. In fact, Adams found his role as vice president to be so tedious that he once referred to it as "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."



The constitutional reference utilized to serve as justification for the creation of the cabinet reads that the President: “may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices.” On September 11, 1789, George Washington sent his first cabinet nomination to the Senate. Just minutes later, the Senate approved the appointment of Alexander Hamilton unanimously as the Secretary of the Treasury. When Washington signed the Judiciary Act of 1789, he not only created the federal judiciary but also founded the office of Attorney General. Unlike Washington’s other cabinet officials, the Attorney General did not head an executive department.



The group came to be known as the cabinet based on a reference made by James Madison, who described the meetings as “the president’s cabinet.” In order to establish both credibility and balance, George Washington chose a cabinet that included members from different regions of the country. The cabinet was often filled with tension, particularly between Jefferson and Hamilton, surrounding the question of a national bank. Despite the acrimony, Jefferson believed that the tone had little impact on governance, explaining that "The pain was for Hamilton and myself, but the public experienced no inconvenience." 
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Legal Action
Posted:Feb 24, 2017 11:17 am
Last Updated:Feb 25, 2017 7:17 am
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A recent article in "The Dominion Post" they reported that Nancy Pelosi has sued Wellington Hospital, saying that after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex.



A hospital spokesman replied: "Your husband was admitted for cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight!"

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Asked of our Lamestream Media
Posted:Feb 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Last Updated:Feb 24, 2017 7:08 pm
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Our lamestream media keeps calling ILLEGALS undocumented immigrants. So let me ask you this, if I robbed a bank in a sanctuary city, would they just call it an undocumented withdrawal???

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Tomorrow.................
Posted:Feb 23, 2017 6:04 pm
Last Updated:Feb 24, 2017 10:54 am
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…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY…
* Expect blizzard conditions to develop around midnight and then
diminish around 6 AM Saturday.
* Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions
in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is
likely…especially on ridge tops and in open areas. Tree
branches and power lines could fall as well.
* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches are expected.
* Travel will be very difficult to impossible…including during
the morning commute on Friday.
* Expect a wintry mix to develop this evening, transitioning to
all snow overnight. This snow will become heavy after midnight,
tapering off Friday night.
* Total snow accumulations tonight through Friday night in the 6
to 10 inch range. Snow rates up to 2 inches an hour at times
also possible in thundersnow.
* Travel will become dangerous.
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Get a GOOD Look
Posted:Feb 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Last Updated:Feb 24, 2017 4:52 pm
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Authorities on Thursday cleared the protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.



The Army Corps of Engineers said it needed to clear the camp ahead of spring flooding, and had ordered everyone to leave by 2 p.m. Wednesday. (a 3 week notice)



Before authorities moved in, Gov. Doug Burgum had said those remaining at the camp still had a chance to leave without facing charges.



The state sent a bus to the site on Thursday to transport anyone to Bismarck, where officials were doling out basic necessities, along with hotel and bus vouchers.



I find it so hypocritical one of the prominent native American protest sites " Honor the Earth " left the place with such wanton and rampant squalor.



Had any of us burned a stack of tires the authorities would have hauled us in on the spot, yet, these poor unfortunate libtards can burn all the crap they want unfettered by the environmental consequences.



Get a good look at how the place was prior to these "peaceful protestors.'



This is what it looked like a few hours ago... with 30 trucks waiting to haul away the refuse left by these "environmentalists"



I want you to see this because you can bet the lamestream media will try to cover it up or not even mention it.



These marauders just tossed, burned, pillaged, and desecrated the land far and beyond any pipeline project.
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