General Discussion, Saturday, February 17, 2018

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Songwriter: Herman Hupfeld
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110 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, February 17, 2018

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    National Random Acts of Kindness Day and National Cabbage Day.

    So many possibilities…

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  2. G-d&Country says:

    Pretty picture, and of course, wonderful song!
    Today’s painting is “The Wastebasket” by HenriΓ«tte Ronner-Knip

    HenriΓ«tte Ronner-Knip 1821 – 1909 was a Dutch-Belgian artist in the Romantic style who is best known for her animal paintings; especially cats. She was born into a family of artists, and she received her first lessons from her father. After her father became totally blind in 1832 the family continued to move about, and by 1840 she was essentially in charge of the family’s finances and legal obligations. She had begun painting seriously by 1835. She was a participant in the Exhibition of Living Masters in 1838. After her mother’s death, she moved to Amsterdam where she painted farms, animals and forests from nature; first in watercolor, then in oils. That same year, she became the first woman admitted as an “active member” to Arti et Amicitiae. In 1850, she married, but her husband was often sick, and so he became her manager. After 1870, she painted her most famous works, featuring often playful cats in bourgeois settings. She continued to paint dogs too; notably lapdogs belonging to Marie Henriette of Austria and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. In her later years, she had a house with a large garden, where she kept hunting dogs, cats and a parrot that she used as models. In 1887, she was awarded the Order of Leopold and, in 1901, became a member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. Her son Alfred and daughters Alice and Emma also became artists. She often exhibited with them.

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  3. lovely says:

    I’m just getting around to reading about the Mueller indictments.

    So let me get this straight.

    13 Pals of Vlad pretended to be Americans and posted mean whiles simultaneously true things about The Beast Hillary Clinton.

    Pals of Vlad started the riot in Chicago, Pals of Vlad sent faux white supremacists to SC and at the same time Pals of Vlad sent Antifa to SC.

    Mueller has determined that Putin who we know thanks to the disgraced, known liar and leaker James Comey hates Hillary Clinton” πŸ˜‚ did all of this to help candidate Trump win.

    Why did Pals of Vlad do all of this? Because Putin hates Clinton πŸ˜‚.

    What did The Beast do switch Putin’s uranium out with coal?

    What a load of crap.

    Mueller has not only tipped his hand he has placed all of his cards face up on the table.

    This is terrible news for the Clinton, Obama cabal.

    More and more it is looking like Comey has immunity and his pal Mueller is keeping them both out of prison by actually doing his job.

    β€œLet your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” __Sun Tzu

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    • WeeWeed says:

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      • stella says:

        Seen at

        What an absurdly trivial set of indictments. Almost comical. This is the best they got…15 individual Russians (not Putin, not the KGB) using Facebook and other Internet social sites??? WhereΒ΄s the collusion? WhereΒ΄s the election machine tampering? Nothing. Zip. Nada.

        And speaking of nada…

        What if Russia REALLY wanted to overturn American elections, you know, like Mexico? What if they sent not 15 individuals, but 20,000,000 of them pouring over our borders…demonstrating in our streets, filling our schools and hospitals, sending $25,000,000,000 a year back to Mother Russia, and actually VOTING in our elections? Would the Democrats and our RINOs be trying to indict them? Would they appoint a special prosecutor to ferret out and indict every single one of them?

        Or would they call them the “Russian dreamers”? What a farce.

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      • joshua says:

        they tipped their hand when their tequila turned out to be potato vodka…

        Liked by 1 person

  4. auscitizenmom says:

    This is the theme song from the BBC show, As Time Goes By. Interesting tid-bit, the first pictures shown are Geoffrey Palmer when he was younger and Judi Dench’s daughter.

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  5. So. 13 Russian Twitter trolls have been indicted, for trying to influence an election in a nation of 300 million people.

    This sets a precedent. Now we can indict far more than 13 people, who work for the MSM.

    Oh, it’s because it’s not domestic, we can’t? Ok, then we can indict far more than 13 people who work for the global MSM, all the foreign papers and networks, for trying to influence an American election, right? Surely the thousands of journalists worldwide have a greater influence than 13 people on Twitter, right?

    Another unrelated thought:

    Under whose administration was Nikolas Cruz educated for the last 8 years?

    What did they teach him? Who taught him?

    The Federal Bureau of Not Investigating Jack Squat is a joke.

    We need to ban public schools. “Mr. Gorbochev, tear down this wall!”

    School shootings like this are always done by people who were educated/programmed/drugged there. Every time. The FBI cannot figure this big picture out. Top Men.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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

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


    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  8. stella says:

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  9. rheavolans says:

    I have a question for people who know more about music than me:

    In the beginning of this song, there’s some kind of what sounds like synth or editing, but I’m wondering if it might be an instrument. It’s clearly audible for the first eight seconds, but recurs through the rest of the song. Can anyone tell me if this is a particular instrument, or just a sound effect they made up for the song, or what I’m hearing? I like it, and that rhythm gives the song a very eerie feel which works for it, but I’d like to know what it is.

    White Heart – Raging of the Moon

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  10. stella says:

    School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility

    The younger brother of deranged school shooter Nikolas Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports.

    Authorities removed someone Friday from the home of Rocxanne Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers who took them in after their adoptive mother died of pneumonia in November, The Palm Beach Post reported.

    A friend of Deschamps confirmed Zachary Cruz, who turns 18 next week, was the person removed from the home.

    The younger Cruz brother was involuntarily committed under Florida’s Baker Act, under which he can be held involuntarily for up to 12 hours for an involuntary psychiatric exam. It’s unclear if he’s been released.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Casablanca Today….

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  12. Lucille says:

    “Casablanca” – Play it, Sam! For old time’s sake…

    Liked by 1 person

  13. tessa50 says:

    I am not at all sure why, but I believe I got told to not put my comment on menagerie’s thread at the tree, the one about Ash Wednesday, dust to dust? I made a comment to menagerie and it was a sincere thought and a request and I don’t think she was upset by it. But, menagerie, if you were I am sorry. I didn’t mean to upset anyone at all. Almost brought me to tears. I think I just have too much going on right now and will just for now read. When I am better physically, I’ll be back. I love it here, Stella. I am just defenseless at the moment and life requires strength to engage.


    • tessa50 says:

      I neglected to mention, it wasn’t menagerie who said it. Sorry for lack of clarity.

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      • stella says:

        tessa50, please don’t be dismayed. I got the impression that the person wasn’t speaking to you, but to Menagerie, and it was off course, anyway. I understand that you aren’t feeling well, but please continue to contribute whenever you feel up to it.

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      • stella says:

        In other words, the person commenting was dismayed and shocked (or whatever words she used) that there was a Christian post from a Roman Catholic point of view. I’m not a Catholic either, but I can read and appreciate Menagerie’s thoughts about Lent. We can disagree about doctrine, and I understand that you do, but it is crazy for that person to say that the post doesn’t belong on CTH.

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      • Menagerie says:

        tessa, she should have replied to me. What she was saying was that she did not feel it was appropriate for me to have made the post. I am sorry that you got the reply instead of me.

        I was not upset at all, and welcomed your comment. It actually made me go back and re-read my angry reply and think about what I had snapped off. I genuinely regret that you were distressed, by me, or by the woman who replied to you.

        I hope that you feel stronger, and will continue to post and share as you are able. Thank you for mentioning it, I would have hated for you to continue to be upset.

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        • tessa50 says:

          I wasn’t at all distressed by you. I was concerned I had upset you, because I misunderstood the direction of her comments.

          It is unfortunate that there are people there now who don’t seem to know you and the others who have been there from the start of the blog, as admins and authors of threads. And I really don’t know why anyone would come into any blog and think they have the right to dictate content.

          I am glad that you and I are okay. Thanks.

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  14. stella says:

    I’ve been running into lots of folks on Facebook and Twitter who think they know what an “assault weapon” is, and believe that the AR-15 is an automatic weapon. I found this website to be very informative. If there is something wrong with it, let me know.

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    • lovely says:

      When I read;

      I’ve been running into lots of folks on Facebook and Twitter who think they know what an β€œassault weapon” is

      I thought to myself assault weapon is the anti-gun advocates what pro-choice is to abortion advocates.

      Assault weapon is purely a political term.

      I think the website you found is factually correct.

      The article in a nutshell;

      However, since “assault weapon” was an invented term, it had no technical meaning.

      I’m sure some of the guys and gals with far more knowledge than me will weigh in, me I know the basics.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Czar here. ‘Assault Rifle’ was a name the German armory gave the StG-44. The ‘StG was the abbreviation for Sturmgewher which translates as ‘assault rifle’. It was a select-fire weapon (semi or full auto fire) that used a new intermediate cartridge with, compared to a battle rifle, with a lesser range but greater firepower. There actually is a class of assault weapons BUT the definition requires both full and semiauto fire. The media picked up the term though and made it theirs to misuse.
        As Humpty Dumpty said: “when I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean – nothing more nor less.”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m not surprised that’s what they think since every time a Dem spokesperson gets a chance he will call it a military style automatic weapon. And, after being corrected……….will repeat military style automatic weapon.

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  15. 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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