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April 19, 2019



Hmmmmmmmmmmm . . . check out the President's last two tweets as we lead into Easter weekend at 7:53 a.m. and 8:08 a.m.

Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019

...agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019

Then read this:

To sum up where we are at:

Mueller report makes no dive into the the investigation.

Mueller report instead follows the media narrative.

Mueller report indicates what everyone had said behind Trump's back with his back against the wall.

— Joestradamus IV 😺 (@Joestradamus91) April 19, 2019

Can you start to see the hidden purpose of Mueller now? Hmmmmmmmmm ???

At best, Clarice, Trump is a quick learner? No, at best he's a very stable genius.

I'll say this also: those on this board doubting 4D, etc., also discount the very real probability that the best spies in the world -- the best PSYOP operators in the world -- are likely on Team Trump. If you see "America" when you read me write "Trump" you're much better off here.

My personal hubris says General Flynn and Admiral Rogers likely would co-sign this opinion of mine.


News I know we were all waiting breathlessly for:


Video announcement on Wednesday.


ChiTown alerted me to this. Aunt Becky's case has gone from the tuition fraud to money laundering and now tax evasion. High powered financial attorneys involved, too.


Stuff like this is why I think there is a plan for stopping all the corrupt money practices.


Devin Nunes
‏Verified account @DevinNunes
9h9 hours ago

As I said tonight with ⁦@seanhannity⁩ don’t waste your time reading #MuellerDossier instead read a real report done by House Intel Committee Republicans - finished over a year ago - Cost 30M less and doesn’t read like a really bad Russian Spy novel! https://republicans-intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/final_russia_investigation_report.pdf
Nunes seems to be emboldened enough to critique Mueller's writing style. HA!


That pair of Trump tweets has a certain Captain Queeg flavor... he'll find those strawberries.

Granted, in this instance he's the one chasing an actual crime (or series of crimes).



The ellipse at the end of the second one leads me to think there is a part 3.

Beasts of England

I've seen several references to 'strawberries' around the webz the last few days. Which inside joke am I missing? :)


Beasts, no clue. Just when I read those two tweets, Bogart as Queeg popped into my head.


Personally, I think Nadler is the one looking for the strawberries.

Another Bob

“All of those obstruction hints were public knowledge that we’ve known about for a long time. So what?”

That Mueller’s imprimatur is now on it is meaningless re. the media and political battle? Nice try.


don’t waste your time reading #MuellerDossier instead read a real report done by House Intel Committee Republicans - finished over a year ago - Cost 30M less and doesn’t read like a really bad Russian Spy novel!

Nunes has found the hidden purpose of the Muller Report.

Or, he is a Kabuki player that still feels the need to deceive.


Good morning

If your needle is off even 1/2 of one degree at your starting point, you'll be a mile off course twenty miles out.

It's only a flesh wound eh?


Parker has advanced degrees from salamanca and still doesn't have a clue,


Thanks for the flashback link to Odummy's ignorance, TM. Funny stuff!


What of morrie tobins victims who speaks for them?


This tweet is from January of 2018. Watch the 2-minute video linked. Somebody has got to have the goods on COmey and Hillary!

⌛️No wonder Democrats poured so much money into the campaign against #JohnMica he knew #Comey was lying, watch him call the Clinton investigation perfectly choreographed and laugh about how obvious it was. #releasethememo #ComeyCoverUp pic.twitter.com/4uid7YL8Bg

— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) January 24, 2018

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ

Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler issues a subpoena for the full Mueller report and underlying evidence on.wsj.com/2Zjycuh

Jim Eagle

It's been a long, long day, and John the truck driver really wanted to just get home. Living in Washington D.C, he knew traffic would be bad this time of the evening, but to his horror, a traffic jam reared ahead of him larger than anything he could have anticipated.

Bewildered, since he hadn't heard anything yet on the news, he stuck his head out and just kept seeing cars slowing down and then driving off. Surprisingly, nothing was moving.

Suddenly, a man knocks on the window. John rolls down the window and asks, "What's going on?"

“Terrorists have kidnapped the entire US Congress and they're asking for a $100 million dollar ransom -

otherwise, they are going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire!”

"Lord have mercy!" cried John.

“We are going from car to car, collecting donations.”

"How much is everyone giving, on average?" asked John.

“About a gallon”


I was reading about the Japanese WWII holdouts who were found living in caves years later, never realizing that the war was over and they lost. The last one was found in 1974 on the Philpipine island of Lubang.

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Buckeye @ 8:42

What are you going to do if your assumptions and speculations involving the uncertainties turn out to be wrong?

What is this "going to do" crap?

I am going to tell whoever is bartending on The Ledge to bring me another Jameson's:)

Other than that, I am not going to DO anything.

James D.

What cover are you referring to? All I have seen so far are Democrats and the MSM in meltdown mode and making fools of themselves. Do you seriously think any of that hurts Trump in any manner?

The language in the bloody report! The language tha allows the progs and MSM to keep sucking all the air out of the room going on and on about obstruction - instead of Mueller using clear, unambiguous, unspinnable language in 48 point type that there was no crime, on wrongdoing, no point to the goddamn investigation in the first place.

Because in today's world, anything less than that is ammunition that the left can use to rally the resistance and cause trouble in the MSM, and cause GOPeEr's to waver, and keep inciting division and polarization.

If Mueller actually was a white hat, or even simply not a goddamn traitor, he would have done that, so this whole episode could be put behind us once and for all, the door slammed shut and locked and buried under a million tons of earth.

But instead he gave enough bread crumbs for the Dems and the MSM to keep stirring up trouble. And yes, maybe that will help the President in the 2020 election, but it will also help harden the divisions in the country into unbreakable concrete, and that is a very bad thing.


Yes the Mueller manque was dispatched in the second season of the black list. He covers up the guilty and frames the innocent, he defends money launderers like banamex who get off with a fine.

Captain Hate

Everyone's upping their troll fu

Gotta love this one from the Babylon Bee:

Snopes Rates Babylon Bee World's Most Accurate News Source

Now that is trolling HARD LOL

They're outright daring Snopes to refute it and once again beclown themselves by fact-checking a satire site. It's brilliant.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 19, 2019 09:32 AM (+/7JY)

Captain Hate

The New York Yankees have decided to no longer run Kate Smiths version of God Bless America during their seventh-inning stretch because of Smiths affiliation with songs that carried racist lyrics.

Most famously, Smith sang a 1931 song, Thats Why Darkies Were Born, which opened: Someone had to pick the cotton, Someone had to pick the corn, Someone had to slave and be able to sing, Thats why darkies were born.

The song, which has been called a satirical take on racism, was a big hit for Smith, and also was recorded by Paul Robeson.

What a load of crap. Revisionist History. And by the by Paul Robeson is Black
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2019 09:34 AM (bim/x)




more spin than an F5 tornado:

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ

President Trump says the Mueller report contained "total bullshit" statements, a shift in tone after saying the report exonerated him on.wsj.com/2XkEFDs


RG!!!! Keep clinging to the 4-D nonsense. Hold on tight, embrace it as if your EGO depended on it.


My folks had old records from the 1920's made by Beatrice Lille, who sang "Rufus Rastus Jackson Brown, What Ya Gonna Do When the Rent Comes Round?" and worse. I think that there were a lot of songs like that back in the 20's and 30's.


That pair of Trump tweets has a certain Captain Queeg flavor... he'll find those strawberries.

You're way behind, the left beat you to Queeg years ago.


scott Adams


There's ego involved in many if not most of the staked out positions on JOM, GUS. No need to single out RG.


Porch, it's not a race.


a 1931 Song!!!! It took another 24 years before the NY VIRTUE SIGNALERS "ALLOWED" A black player on the field. Have they banned THEMSELVES yet???

Fucking retarded.


I'm aware of that, henry. Just reacting to the surprise of seeing worn-out lefty memes on JOM of all places.


Humor break! Apparently "bing" is an all-purpose sound effect for the President. Video with list at link.

Things that go "Bing" with President Trump 😂 pic.twitter.com/cm6NRQgn1h

— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) April 13, 2019

The Glenn Simpson Chronicle quelle surprise.


No one ever accused Gus of being too subtle. (air kiss, air kiss, Gus)


Worn out & lefty if you say so. Doesn't mean it is wrong on that pair of tweets.


Whatever you say, henry.

Tom R

AB @ 9:06

I’ll see your “nice try” with my “nice evasion”.

I was willing to answer your question in the other thread. Do I not get the same courtesy from you?


The irony of Claire McCaskill saying this about Robert Barr is pretty thick:

Claire McCaskill
‏Verified account @clairecmc

Is anyone else worried that many, if not all, of the 12 criminal investigation referrals that we learned about in the report are under the supervision of the now exposed political hack Barr?


Briefly reading the report that deals with theft of documents from DNC and DCCC networks, not a word about Seth Rich. (pg 40).

Mueller covered that up nicely!


He was the special guest star in these episodes Rocco, the pigeon that Remington sends into the field


Who else would I single out with regard to the moronic 4-d idea?? Is RG exempt from his own nonsense?? Why am I being singled out?. Clarice and Porch, RG brought up 4-d and told ME/US that

"""I'll say this also: those on this board doubting 4D, etc., also discount the very real probability that the best spies in the world -- the best PSYOP operators in the world -- are likely on Team Trump"""

Yeah, you gals are right, and I'm just MEAN.

Trump has the best PSYOPS peeps, he has the best BUTCHER, the best BAKER and the 2nd best CANDLESTICK MAKER. S

Tom R

What I said:

All I have seen so far are Democrats and the MSM in meltdown mode and making fools of themselves. Do you seriously think any of that hurts Trump in any manner?

What James D @ 9:27 said:

yes, maybe that will help the President in the 2020 election

In other words, your answer to my question confirmed you agreed with my analysis. My personal opinion is Trump and Parscale are laughing their asses off at the Democrats and MSM. If the Democrats, especially any candidate for POTUS, are stupid enough to keep accusing Trump of obstruction of justice then 2020 will be a landslide win for Trump.



The facts about Sessions indicate he was also a target of the Obama criminal cabal and since he was under formal investigation by the FBI he was legally bound to recuse himself. We also know he offered his resignation to Trump on multiple occasions but Trump refused it.

I will add an opinion that Sessions was likely the most honorable man of integrity to serve in the Senate since I have been following politics. I his time as AG he was extremely successful in promoting the MAGA agenda.

You forgot to mention Sessions' Cheif of Staff. You believe that today's tweets from Trump are slamming the note taker that claimed he said he was f'd. What does the facts say about her?

Captain Hate

the now exposed political hack Barr?

Has he called himself DJT's "wingman", Claire? Maybe comments like that are why the voters tossed you on your fat ass.


My personal opinion is Trump and Parscale are laughing their asses off at the Democrats and MSM.

Would they not be laughing if this same report came out before Sessions was fired? Before the midterms?

Tom R

MM @ 10:13

That tweet is music to my ears. It reeks of desperation.


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Given FBI investigative procedures, we don't know if she wrote those words down and gave them to the FBI or whether the FBI reconstructed what he said after questioning her (in other words, made it up).

I am to the point that I look at everything the FBI or Special Counsel produced with a baleful eye.


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Tom R

TK @ 10:23

I’m waiting to read the rest of Trump’s tweet thread.

I saw somewhere yesterday that Kellyanne Conway refuted the alleged quote from Trump and that he never said those comments. I couldn’t find a direct citation so I didn’t post it. BTW do you know why Sessions original Chief of Staff got replaced by Whitaker?


Trump blamed the note taker, MM. Not the interviewer.

It is her head that is on his chopping block, if Tom's facts are correct.


Geeze, Tom. It isn't that difficult.


Mueller was the after the fact note taker in the hospital bed tableau involving stellar wind, it looks like something they told mark halperin.

Tom R

TK @ 10:25

Maybe. Would the 12 criminal referrals still be in the report if it was completed prior to the 2018 midterms?



Here is Rudy's comment on Comey's notes from this morning. Seems like Comey is in a bit of trouble here. Video is at the link.

Rudy put Comey on blast this morning:

He testified under oath that he was never pressured, never directed...and then two days after being fired he changed his mind and testified opposite under oath. I'd put those two together and say "Pal, you gotta go to jail for one of those" pic.twitter.com/ORIPDIGlWY

— M3thods (@M2Madness) April 19, 2019

Thanks, MM, but I thought we were talking about someone else's notes.



Here is what President Trump had to say about notes:

Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never....
Now, we don't know the rest of the thought. However, the fact that the "notes never existed until needed" indicates to me they were manufactured. By whom? Sessions' assistant, or an FBI agent? Who needed those notes? What [purpose did they serve, other than embarrassing the President and making a weak case for obstruction?

I smell bullshit in this, same as the President.


Would the 12 criminal referrals still be in the report if it was completed prior to the 2018 midterms?

Did the Nunes investigation, that ended a year ago, didn't read like a spy novel, and didn't cost 30 million, form the basis for 8 criminal referrals?

Both seem to be impossible to answer but, on the last thread, you made the assumption that Nunes relied on Mueller.

Tom R

Here is the Haberman Edwlweiss tweet from yesterday that blew up in her face.



I think bullshit is permeating, MM.

The current MFM cudgel is Trump saying he is f'd if their is an investigation. Those are the notes that are bugging him.


Enough fun for me. :-)



Are they dated, properly attributed, otherwise its dan Jones product

Tom R

Both seem to be impossible to answer but, on the last thread, you made the assumption that Nunes relied on Mueller.

I did no such thing. You misunderstood my point. All I said was I bet there was some overlap between Mueller’s 12 referrals and Nunes 8 referrals. I didn’t think that needed a detailed explanation when I wrote it but just in case what that means is I expect Mueller and Nunes are recommending the DOJ indict some of the same people.


What? At most I recall I did not believe RR was a "black hat", but rather a habitual bureaucrat.


As Instapundit points out, an earlier NYT religion-ignorant boo-boo was saying that Jews in mourning "sit and shiver"

I think that the creators of The Onion are just going to have to quit, since they can't compete with the NYT any more...

The Mueller investigation was officially closed before we ever heard anything about the 8 Nunes referrals. Surely you aren’t insinuating Mueller made those 12 criminal referrals AFTER Nunes went public with his referrals?

Posted by: Tom R | April 18, 2019 at 06:36 PM


There may, or may not be, overlap with the Mueller and Nunes criminal referrals. Neither are public. Nadler, legal jeanyus, seems determined to unmask Mueller's, despite the old adage "never ask a question in the court of public opinion, unless you already know the answer". If he doesn't know and yet is determined to find out, just how far out on a limb is he willing to lead that court of public opinion?

We're going to find out in weeks, if not days. I suspect some hype (hot air) may need to go into the MFM to get their dander up again, before they step on their own cranks, all over again.

I'll wait for this one. Milton Berle's "Make Up Man" may need to make a brief appearance before it's all over.


That's layers of editors for you, the sulzbergers might as well be eskimos

Captain Hate

an earlier NYT religion-ignorant boo-boo was saying that Jews in mourning "sit and shiver"

What a bunch of ignorant dopes spending their days tweeting their equally witless "sources" and not caring about being correct about anything.

Tom R


That’s why I keep making the point there are still too many uncertainties for anyone to make an assertion of fact one way or the other.

Captain Hate

Nadler, legal jeanyus, seems determined to unmask Mueller's, despite the old adage "never ask a question in the court of public opinion, unless you already know the answer". If he doesn't know and yet is determined to find out, just how far out on a limb is he willing to lead that court of public opinion?

Levin pointed out that Republicans would finally have a chance to ask Mueller some very pointed questions about unexplored avenues of the two year boondoggle.

Tom R

TK @ 10:51

What I said:

BTW what are the odds of some overlap between the 12 redacted criminal referrals Mueller sent to the DOJ and the 8 Nunes sent?

Pretty high I imagine.

What you said:

Apparently Nunes has referrals that would make Mueller look like a hack if he didn't name the same people.

Instead of just acknowledging my point or ignoring my post you went into quibble/spin mode like you have a bad tendency to do. Your later comments confirm you misunderstood my point.

If you want to talk about the possible overlap in criminal referrals I am willing to do so. I have no desire to waste my time in a back and forth battle of wits quibbling over semantics.


Yale University

Four former U.S. secretaries of state shared a @KerryInitiative stage at Woolsey Hall and offered their insights on the state of democracy at home and abroad



Because I am last on the previous thread I will summarize my statement.
You can believe Mueller is good,
I will never see him that way.
Weissman wrote the Arthur Anderson information which was overturned by the Supreme Court.
You are correct.
He probably wrote most of this Mueller summary which makes the President look bad.
I am happy they couldn’t get any charge to stick ,but resent the money spent to spin their wheels for 2 years.
I hope all here have a wonderful Easter, enjoying family and friends.
To all traveling , be safe.


I hope Mueller testifies, but I doubt he will. The answer to all Democrat questions are in the report. The only questions he wouldn't want to answer would come from Republicans.

"With whom did you consult regarding the ethics of hiring Weissman, an avowed Hillary supporter who actually attended her after-election party, and 12 other donors to her campaign?"

"Do you think that your team was comprised of an 'independent' set of prosecutors, or were most of them conflicted political hacks?"

"When did you realize that the the collusion hoax was a dead end?"

"Why didn't you file an interim report before the 2018 election?"

"When did you learn of the Strzok-Page texts and what was your state of mind when you found out that you were the 'insurance policy'?"

Etc., etc., etc.

Jim Eagle

[NB: This is what happens when you allow a narcissistic dummy like Zippy 8 years of controlling our military. Reap what you sow.]

Keep the Coast Guard Close to Home
While the Navy is short on ships, a USCG cutter is in the Taiwan Strait for exercises.

By Harold Hutchison · Apr. 17, 2019

Last month, the United States conducted a “freedom of navigation” exercise in the Taiwan Strait, a body of water between the island of Taiwan (the bulk of the territory of the Republic of China) and the “People’s Republic” of China. One of the ships taking part in this wasn’t a warship, though. It was the national security cutter USCGC Bertholf.

Now, we have been talking about the U.S. Navy’s lack of hulls in the water for quite a while. It has been very visible in both the mismanaged carrier force and the shrinking submarine force. But this has to be another sign of just how desperately short we are when it comes to the force structure.

We have also mentioned in the past just how badly the Coast Guard is stretched. The good news is that the Bertholf-class cutters will at the very least replace the older Hamilton-class cutters on a one-for-one basis. But sending them into the middle of a contested strait is simply stupid — especially given the experience of USS Mason (DDG 87) off the coast of Yemen in 2016. That vessel was fired on multiple times by Iranian-backed Houthi forces.

USS Mason had advanced radars, electronic warfare systems, surface-to-air missiles, as well as point-defense systems to protect itself. The vessel did so successfully, and we retaliated … with a grand total of three Tomahawks. But our efforts to keep Iran from gaining control of Yemen don’t need rehashing today. The problem is that the Bertholf does not have many of those systems, and could easily have been hit by the Iranian-built anti-ship missiles.

What it does have, according to the 16th Edition of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, is one 57mm gun, a Mk 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System, and a bunch of .50-caliber machine guns. They also have some decoy launchers and electronic-warfare systems. Now, in the past, Coast Guard cutters had the ability to add Harpoon anti-ship missiles, but those aren’t normally carried.

The thing is, the Navy has bought a number of littoral combat ships with an armament not much heavier than that of the Bertholf-class cutters. In 2010, USS Freedom carried out a deployment with Southern Command and made four drug busts and two port visits in 47 days. The Navy should hand their current littoral combat ships over to the Coast Guard and buy the up-armed versions that are part of the FFG(X) competition as replacements on a one-for-one basis. A modified version of the Bertholf is also one of the competitors for the Navy’s new frigate program, and packs a lot more punch — and it should be one of the designs the Navy buys to fix its shortage of hulls in the water, given how the Bertholf was sent to work with an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Granted, the Alvaro de Bazan design that is also competing for the FFG(X) contract would be a better option to pair with a Burke, but the fact is, you don’t send a Coast Guard cutter to face the Chinese military without a major upgrade.

But the fact of the matter is that the Coast Guard should be staying closer to the American coast. Granted, they need new icebreakers, given the sad state of their current icebreaker fleet, but the ones they have may need to be kept closer to home. Face it, when you only have one operational heavy icebreaker, it shouldn’t be 11,000 miles away. The Coast Guard is planning new icebreakers, but they are a long way off. Given the global commitments of the United States, the Navy should also get into the icebreaker game — ideally with icebreakers that have the firepower to take on Russia in the Arctic.

The Coast Guard has to cover and secure a coastline that is six times as long as the border with Mexico, and with maybe two-thirds of the personnel of Customs and Border Protection. Given that reality, we shouldn’t be sending Coast Guard cutters to do Navy missions.


"I remind you, you're under oath."



I didn't realize all 4 of that brain trust had gone to Yale. When Condi Rice is the smartest they have, I am grateful Pompeo comes from West Point.


Miss M, most were law school.


"Most were law school" isn't exactly a recommendation, after seeing the performances of Muller's team and the Creepy Porn Lawyer.


"When did you learn that the dossier, which comprised most of the scope of your investigation, was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and contained unverified gossip generated by a foreigner with a political agenda and whose claimed sources were Russian operatives?"

"What was your reaction to learning that?"


The MSM is not only embarrassingly religiously illiterate but pathetically lazy. How much time would it take to research the meaning behind some of these commonly understood phrases and Christian symbols?




Excellent post!
Exactly the questions that need to be asked.
He will whiff on the prosecutors questions assuring everyone how fair and impartial they all were.Guffaw!
The important thing to remember is that President Trump has been completely vindicated!
Shout it from the rooftops!
All the rest is just disgruntled noise which I will ignore.


"Did you interview anyone from Perkins Coie or GPS Fusion during the course of your investigation, and in particular did you investigate potential campaign finance violations associated with their cut-out relationship to the Hillary Clinton campaign?"

Tom R



"How did you conclude that the DNC and Podesta emails were 'hacked' by Russians?"



They are so ignorant that I don't think they know that they are commonly understood phrases.

I can just hear the reporter: "Body of Christ"..."What a quaint way to refer to a statue. Must be a French coloquialism."

By the way, reporters' judgements on these things are why I am not believing Buttigieg speaks "fluent French" until I hear it attested to by a native French speaker.

Beasts of England

'Why didn't you examine the DNC server?'


Beasts, for your sammy I hope your toasting some wonderful bread. Then before assembling rub a peeled garlic clove over the toasted bread.

Gosh now I have to go to the store and get the components.


Court to Determine if Contact With Government Equates to Lobbying

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is set to hear a case Friday in which a citizen activist who habitually walks the halls of the state capitol in Missouri to talk to elected lawmakers about political issues was later declared by a state ethics commission to be a lobbyist.

We have to register as lobbyists before talking to the town supervisor?

"In September 2015, the commission found probable cause that Calzone had violated two state laws and ordered him to register as a lobbyist, file all required reports, cease and desist from attempting to influence legislation until after filing an annual lobbyist registration and other required reports, and pay a $1,000 fine," according to the Kansas City Star.

A record high 4.1 million able-bodied adults without dependents are enrolled in the federal food stamp program, more than half of whom receive benefits by states waiving the federal work requirement, according to new report by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).



Hoyer Backtracks After Primary Challenger Backs Impeachment: All Options on Table

Jim Eagle

Tucker Carlson gets it right. Make sure to listen to the last few minutes. The real fallout of the Trump/Russia Hoax.


Beasts of England

I've never tried a tomato sandwich on toasted bread, JohnH. I always use sea and garlic salts on the tomatoes, though! :)

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