General Discussion, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
By E. E. Cummings
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104 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  1. czarowniczy says:

    A third shooting before midnight, multipole victims, but as it was in the 9th Ward it was just considered Tuesday.

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    • Gil says:

      Do they stop shooting for Lent?

      Liked by 1 person

    • michellc says:

      I saw a headline on Bing that said a shooting overnight near Mardi Gras.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        One was downtown, one up on St Charles just about in front of Ann Rice’s old party house and the third way way up in the 9th Ward – the latter not being exactly tourist/Mardi Gras country. City’s saying that the first two were arguments between ‘young men’ and the surveillance video has not been released but bets are….

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        • michellc says:

          Town I grew up in is a college town, not really big, but a lot of people. I ticked off a city board member one day by stating the obvious. It being a college town, over the past 5 years or so the college has been attracting a lot of government paid tuition blacks, Muslims and Hispanics(not for me to judge how many are legal….lol) and the city now is having shootings, rapes and knife attacks comparable to much larger cities.
          I’m sure you get the obvious I stated when she was dumbfounded what was happening to her town.

          So I’m sure your folks don’t want to state the obvious either. lol

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We don’t have to import problem children, we raise our own. That said, we’re a sanctuary city and the various churches are just importing potential problem children like they’ve done found a way to cook ’em.
            You dare walk into a NOLA City Council meeting and call NOLA a sanctuary city or point out the reality of who’s doing the overwhelming majority of violent crime in the city and you’ll probably get thrown down the stairs.
            BTW, the city’s first female mayor, from a very political family, hasn’t even been sworn in yet and she’s already embroiled in charges of misuse of government funds. Dat’s how we rollz.

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            • michellc says:

              It makes me sad to see what the town is turning into. It was my stomping grounds as a teen back in the days when I wanted to go to town on the weekends. lol
              We went to a mid-semester graduation last year and the majority of the families were foreign and didn’t speak English.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Just notices – S/B multiple victims, no national origins were mentioned, my apoleogies.

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  2. G-d&Country says:

    Lovely poem and picture! 🙂

    Here is today’s painting “The Marriage Proposal” by Frederic Soulacroix French 1858-1933, It even has big, beautiful windows! 😉

    Frederic Soulacroix was the son of the well-known painter and sculptor Charles J. Soulacroix. As a youngster he was given the opportunity to see much of Europe as his family moved frequently. At the age 15, Frederic entered the “Academia di Belle Arti” in Florence and in 1876, he was admitted to the “Scuola di Pittura”.
    An artist who enjoyed enormous success during his lifetime, his paintings were mainly for private customers coming from the US, England, Germany, South America and Canada. An exceptional observer, Soulacroix paid great attention to minute detail in his work. As his paintings exemplify, the artist captured the finest elements of texture, luster and reflection and rendered them with meticulous technique. The sheen of the damask wall-covering, the furnishings, the polished finish of the marble floor, and the life-like rendering of the sitters jewelry evoke thoughts of the richness of the Empire era.
    Frédéric is very often confused with his father Charles. Frédéric’s signature is however unmistakable: his works are always signed F.Soulacroix – generally in red.

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  3. G-d&Country says:

    I left a box of “chocolates” over on Doggity Day, but these are for eating – no calories or sugar! Enjoy Everyone! 😉

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  4. Gil says:

    Candy is ok, but these recipes all look fantastic. I like brownie cheesecake but have you ever heard of chocolate cobbler?

    http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2018/02/decadent-valentines-day-chocolate-desserts/

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  5. Lucille says:

    This is a beautiful homily (from February 11th)

    Daily Catholic Mass – 2018-02-11 – Fr. Mark
    EWTN YouTube Channel

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  6. Lucille says:

    INTERSTELLAR by Hans Zimmer⎪12 STRING FINGERSTYLE GUITAR, Eiro Nareth

    Liked by 2 people

  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  8. Menagerie says:

    Good morning everyone. A little food for thought during the Winter Games.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/amidst-the-pyeongchang-games-remembering-koreas-martyrs-21696

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  9. Morning Stella and crew! Happy Valentines Day to everyone here and to those who are away serving our country.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Sharon says:

    W/re to CNN’s efforts on behalf of North Korea: their self-selected audience is probably unaware of realities in North Korea, either past or present. An ignorant audience is not difficult to deceive.

    I went looking for information this morning regarding the current budget/spending resolution/appropriations under which tax money is spent in ever-increasing amounts-damn-the-consequences – and found this site:

    http://www.crfb.org/blogs/appropriations-watch-fy-2018

    I saw a bit the other day saying that recent IRS income hit a new high but they can always spend more than is coming in so those new highs are meaningless.

    I do not give Mr. Trump endless benefitofthedoubt with regard to things that continue the same – including the stupidly excessive, braindead spending. Mr. Trump is not right about everything, with or without explanations by his supporters.

    Anyway – I thought that site look helpful and have saved it to my favorites.

    Happy Valentine’s Day – one of the days on which Grant and I entered into an excessive spirit of play (for Scandinavians). He would always buy a bag of those totally useless candy heart things that had little sayings on them and lay them around the house, GLUE THEM to handwritten notes!, save them for use in June or July, etc. And some time during the day would ask in a dead serious voice, “Will ya be my Valentine?”

    I saved many of those notes from over the years and have them now protected along with so many other amazing things. Four years ago now, in a couple of weeks, that he left. He loved me, and that changed me.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    I heart Americans! A Valentine’s Day poem….. 😀

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  12. stella says:

    This is amazing.

    #Russiagate: The Second Time as Farce… or Tragedy?

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/russiagate-second-time-farce-tragedy/

    Consider the latest entry in this ship of fools. We learn today from Lee Smith — who is actually doing some journalistic work, as opposed to the NYT, WaPo, and all the networks squared — of a fellow named Adam Waldman.

    A release last week of texts showed that Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a text dated Mar. 16, 2017, Waldman texted Warner, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.”

    In 2009, Waldman filed papers with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering himself as an agent for Deripaska in order to provide “legal advice on issues involving his U.S. visa as well as commercial transactions” at a retainer of $40,000 a month. In 2010, Waldman additionally registered as an agent for Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, “gathering information and providing advice and analysis as it relates to the U.S. policy towards the visa status of Oleg Deripaska,” including meetings with U.S. policymakers. Based on the information in his FARA filings, Waldman has received at least $2.36 million for his work with Deripaska.

    As the man said, “When they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.” But that’s not all we know of Waldman. He also has close ties to, wait for it, Cher. And his wife, a former girlfriend of George Hamilton’s before she left him for Waldman, is in the “blood as makeup” business. (I know — it sounds like a joke but it isn’t.) From the New York Post Nov. 15, 2016 – “The hottest new beauty trend is your blood”:

    And more.

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  13. Lucille says:

    470 Miles of Surprises: An Adventurer’s Guide to Highway 26 in Oregon
    https://rootsrated.com/stories/470-miles-surprises-adventurers-guide-to-highway-26-in-oregon

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  14. Lucille says:

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

    John 13:34-35 (New International Version)

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  15. Lucille says:

    This is a channel I watch every evening…sweet lady in New Jersey who took in a Mama cat, Stella, and her two kittens–Splash and Simbo–and later Boo, who is assumed to be the Papa cat.

    DIY Cat Toys For Valentine’s Day – How To Make Cat Toys – Cheap Easy

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  16. stella says:

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  17. My husband sent me this gem in an email…& it’s pretty apropos for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

    “Sir William Golding may have been an “oldie”, but he managed to condense a lifetime of experience with women into one brilliant summary statement.

    “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men. They are far superior and always have been. Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be prepared to receive a ton of shit!

    I just couldn’t stop laughing… :-)”

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  19. Lucille says:

    Hating Valentine’s February 14, 2018 by Jamie Glazov
    “And this hatred is precisely the territory on which the contemporary romance between the Left and Islamic Supremacism is formed.”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/02/hating-valentines

    Like

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