Taking a Break – Open Discussion

Dear friends and visitors,

The time has arrived for me to take a break.  There’s Spring cleaning, and that includes the yards. There are also some doctor appointments coming up and a pending surgery.  I probably won’t write any new posts for the next two weeks.

The last two days have been pretty busy on my other blog.   The most recent post there is about living in peace with others who have different views or ideologies.  The discussion is interesting.  Because I moderate all comments for that blog,  I’ll check-in on both blogs for comments in moderation while I’m on a break from writing.

Feel free to post in the comment section anything that’s on your mind or any topic you want to discuss with each other.

Here’s something that will hopefully lift our spirit.


Posted on 04/23/2017, in open discussion, Potpourri and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. Go do you. We still have ABC, NBCNEWS, CNN, etc,

  2. A surgery ? Take care !

  3. Try and have a restful two weeks. I hope the surgery goes well.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    Looks as if you are going to be quite busy with spring cleaning. Hope the weather will be nice for you when you’re out doing the yard work.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery.

  5. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes. (((((Hugs)))))

    • I keep getting re-dircted to my internet account when I try to click on the link. 😦 I hope you get some rest. You’ll have us all in your pocket as you go through this. You won’t be alone.

      It’s not such a bad time, for me, for the internet to be out for a few days. My family will be making one very sad trip ‘home’ this weekend. Do take care and I’ll check in when I get back. XOXOXO

      • Mindyme,
        Sorry to hear about your family taking a very sad trip. Be safe, and you and family take care. Here’s sending positive thoughts to you. (((((Hugs)))))

  6. A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.


  7. I am praying for you regarding your surgery. Thanking God for a speedy full recovery and that Godly wisdo be imparted upon the doctors. In Jesus’ name, amen!

  8. Two former Gwinnett County officers, who were fired after video showed them hitting and kicking a man during a traffic stop, have been charged.

    Both former officer Robert McDonald and Sgt. Mike Bongiovanni are charged with one misdemeanor charge of battery and one count each of violation of oath, which is a felony.

    “We believe it’s important and the management of the police department believes it’s important that they move forward with the arrest warrant,” district attorney Danny Porter said.


  9. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Rep. Cedric Richmond says he can’t get clarification on Alton Sterling report release”


    U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice are refusing to clarify whether the federal government will release the results of the civil rights investigation into the police shooting of Alton Sterling next week.

    In an interview Friday (April 28), Richmond said he has made repeated requests over the past two days — including a personal phone call — to the Justice Department about whether the decision on the Sterling civil rights investigation will be released Tuesday.

    So far, he said, he hasn’t been able to get a straight answer. He has only learned through local news reports that law enforcement officials believe the decision is coming next week.

    “I think it is irresponsible to give certain elected officials and to give certain law enforcement organizations a heads up and to not be transparent with the community,” Richmond said. “You have to reassure the community that they have some sort of stake in this process.”

  10. Beautiful song, makes me smile to know we are each the hope in the world… no matter how it looks, we must each focus on ourself and new Earth we are creating for the ones who desire to live together in unity, love and abundance… much love to you x take care, barbara

  11. I wish you a speedy full recovery! Thank you for the beautiful song! Blessings, love and light, Manuela

  12. yahtzeebutterfly

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  14. just heard slager has changed his plea to guilty??????

  15. yahtzeebutterfly


    Excerpt from link belowt:

    “Christopher Francis Serino age 49 of Sanford, Florida passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2017. He was born April 10, 1967 in Manhattan, New York the son of Hobart F. & Sarah F. (Collazo) Serino. Christopher served his country proudly with the United States Army. He came to Sanford from Hawaii in the mid 90’s. Mr. Serino retired from the Sanford Police Department.”


    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Ofc. Chris Serino on witness stand during George Zimmerman trial

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        Christopher Francis Serino
        April 10, 1967 ~ January 13, 2017 (age 49)

        • Oh wow! I always felt like he should have done more to help convict Zimmerslime.

          • yahtzeebutterfly

            Excerpt from article linked below:

            SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman scrambled Tuesday to undo damage to their case by one of their leading witnesses, a Sanford police officer who interviewed the defendant hours after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

            The witness, Officer Chris Serino of the Sanford police, had testified under cross-examination on Monday afternoon that Mr. Zimmerman seemed to be telling the truth when he said he had fired his gun in self-defense.The officer’s remarks made for a dramatic moment in the trial — and clearly benefited the defense for the day.

            But early on Tuesday, citing case law, the prosecution successfully argued that Officer Serino’s comments about Mr. Zimmerman’s truthfulness should be disregarded by the jury. The judge then instructed the jurors, who are being sequestered during the trial, to ignore the officer’s statement — nearly 17 hours after he made it.

            • Yahtzee,
              Juror B37 disobeyed the court’s order. She made that clear in her interview with Anderson Cooper.

            • yahtzeebutterfly

              Wow. I missed that. Whew…definitely violated the court’s order.

            • Yahtzee,
              Well, I think you know my position on Juror B37. Based on her AC360 interview, she sat through trial with biased ears because her mind was made-up when she arrived at the courthouse.

  16. Jury selection begins on May 26, 2017 for the retrial of Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in Sam DuBose’s death.


  17. Family of Alton Sterling speaks out. Their attorney addresses what the DOJ found that gives the state the right to charge and prosecute.

  18. Cop Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards Is Fired. Roland Martin reports.

    • He needs to be charged. Imo being fired isn’t enough. But it’s a start.

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  20. Good luck with your surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Thank you for following BrewNSpew and it is good meeting you.

    • Hello Eugenia! It’s good to meet you and welcome to my blog. Thanks for your best wishes regarding my surgery. Last week after consulting with the surgeon, I decided to get a second opinion. In order to do that, I have to go out of network so I’m waiting to hear from the insurance company for approval.

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