General Discussion, Monday, February 11, 2019

Romantic getaway in Slovenia

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
Or woods and steepy mountains yields.

And we will sit upon the rocks
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.

And I will make thee a bed of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered with leaves of myrtle;

Christopher Marlowe (from The Passionate Shepherd to His Love)

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92 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, February 11, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    For Valentine’s week…think of flowers and a lovely eve’s dining…

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  2. lovely says:

    10 beautiful things sabot today.

    1) President Trump holds his first rally of 2019 tonight !

    2) In spite of being on a three hour tour Ginger had 41 outfits on Gilligan’s Island. though her wardrobe pales in comparison to Mr. Howells wardrobe which weighed in at the 99 outfits. Mary Ann had 66 outfits.

    3) Artist removes the growth rings of a tree to reveal its younger version

    My artwork shows, with the language of sculpture, the essence of matter and tries to reveal with the work, the hidden life within.” –Giuseppe Penone.

    What better way to appreciate nature and the wonders of life than with a simply amazing art sculpture like this? InThe Hidden Life Within, Italian artist Guiseppe Penone carves out a young tree with an older tree to reveal its past, showing us what once grew inside so that it may now “live in the present.”

    4) The “Green New Deal” was so bad, so preposterous that the original defense of it by Team Ocasio was that it was some kind of a hoax perpetuated by Republicans.

    5)

    6 )South Dakota passes Constitutional Carry joining 11 other sane states.

    7) Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    8) A full moon.

    9) Cheese and crackers.

    10) 😂

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  3. lovely says:

    A simple message for all pro-choice “christians”.

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  4. lovely says:

    Ricky Rebel (No I’ve never heard of him before this morning, but apparently he is well known and has top 40 hits) fighting for the LGBTQ community to have independent minds.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 7 people

  6. WeeWeed says:

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  7. stella says:

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  8. stella says:

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    • lovely says:

      This made me laugh out loud when I read it. President Trump playing the bewildered card.

      The Border Committee Democrats are behaving, all of a sudden, irrationally.

      Like lightening from a clear blue sky it came with no warning, Oh my!!

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  9. stella says:

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    ‘Romantic getaway in Slovenia’…Am I the only one having a bit of a problem with that idea?

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    • Lucille says:

      If beauty is romantic, Slovenia is a winner on that hands down…….
      Piran City…

      Lake Bled…

      Lake Bohinj…

      Ljubljana…

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      • Lucille says:

        And if your honey finds fishing romantic…

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      • czarowniczy says:

        “Yes my tender beetroot , let’s toast our love with a fresh glass of kvas as we dine on kleik z kasza – extra fat!” Must have been some romantic quality to it or I wouldn’t be here.

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        • Lucille says:

          You a Balkans boy? I thought you were related to Alexandra Feodorovna and Anastasia was your cousin once removed (or permanently to be exact).

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          • czarowniczy says:

            From an area that was fought over and belonged to Poland, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ukraine.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Something lost in the dusty corridors of my mind: during the 90s dustup between the Serbs and Croats the Italians found it necessary to issue some warnings to the parties to stay the ^&*%$# away from Trieste. Seems the Italians were worried by some threats to take the salient back from Italy. As NATO was already involved in kicking butt in the former Yugoslavia and an attack by the Italian Army would possibly mean a NATO all-in, Trieste stayed untouched.

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  11. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Derek Maltz Sr‏ @derekmaltz_sr
    9h9 hours ago

    It’s very sad that @SenWarren picked Lawrence, Mass to announce her candidacy for President of the US. This city is GROUND ZERO FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, HEROIN AND FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION. Who made that decision and WHY? Source city for poisonous drugs! Wow, very insightful!

    Picking this City was a slap in the face to every family that lost someone and to every first responder that’s out there dealing with the crisis. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    Largest Fentanyl Bust in N.H. Traced to Lawrence Drug Ring

    Feds: 35 Charged in Guns, Drugs Sweep in and Around Lawrence …

    Feds seize enough fentanyl to kill half the state in massive Lawrence …

    North Andover drug bust nets 11 kilos of heroin and fentanyl | masslive …
    Massive Lawrence operation feeding drugs to New Hampshire is …

    The leader of a Lawrence-based heroin and fentanyl drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with orchestrating a wide-ranging operation that distributed multiple kilos of fentanyl and cocaine to customers in Lawrence and surrounding areas – including New Hampshire and Maine.

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  12. michellc says:

    I know this is something you’d find interesting or frustrating Stella. A group ran by a lady that I have tons of respect for because she’s been leading the charge for a good while for home school and against common core, some say she is the sole reason it was not shoved down Oklahoman’s throat. Saying that I was really disappointed to see her pushing against vaccines by using the distrust in government and claiming doctors are in the pockets of vaccine manufacturers and to follow the money.

    So many comments on the post from conservatives providing false information on vaccines, how they’re made, how many people have died from them, how the diseases won’t kill you, SCOTUS ruled them unavoidably unsafe while being ignorant of the SCOTUS case, the law or even what unavoidably unsafe in legal terms mean and playing on the pro-life individuals that they’re being made from aborted babies. I found this publication to show them the truth about the last one, yes long ago two aborted babies were used, but they weren’t killed to create the vaccine and they don’t use any other aborted babies. It is also totally unfair to say somehow those who receive or give their children the MMR vaccine somehow supports the evil that is abortion.

    I found all the misinformation frustrating but found the publication to be very informative.

    https://media.chop.edu/data/files/pdfs/vaccine-education-center-vaccine-safety-eng.pdf

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    • stella says:

      Thanks Michellc. I got into it on FB today. Same false crap over and over again, and it is really disappointing to encounter so many dummies. Had a guy on today’s FB discussion who is supposedly an expert in the field and works for DHS. Some woman was saying that people were showing up at the border with smallpox, which is DEFINITELY not true! At least that one was pro-vaccine, but even she was hostile.

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      • michellc says:

        You can’t get through to people like that, regardless of what you show them, because it’s all government or drug companies conspiracies.
        It must be the day for it or something, my daughter said she got into it with someone today as well. This one was showing way back when they were developing the polio vaccine that they used cancer cells from a monkey.
        She told her what she posted was not true and it was wrong to post it and say the government is putting cancer cells in the polio vaccine because some lazy person will not read it and then not vaccinate their child for polio out of fear.
        She said she edited her post and said she was just trying to prove the government could put anything in a vaccine and they wouldn’t know. She told her yes they could and she doesn’t trust the government, but this isn’t the government making the vaccines.

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    • stella says:

      PS: I’m bookmarking the link for future reference!

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      • michellc says:

        I think I just read the most ridiculous one yet, a woman supporting abortion and anti-vaccination is blaming vaccinations on abortion. Get this because she and many others were injured by vaccinations making childbirth deadly to them. So stop vaccinating girls and work to make this a better world where women can choose how and by whom they become impregnated.

        What psych ward do these people come off of?

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  13. Lucille says:

    For some light fare, perhaps getting us away from whatever troubles (unless seeing how fabulously rich folk live is off-the-charts troubling…LOL!)…

    A Look Inside the Queen’s 6 Lavish Royal Residences

    1. Crown-owned: Buckingham Palace, London, England. Foxtons Estate Agents Valued the Queen’s Headquarters at Over £2.2 Billion
    2. Crown-owned: Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England. Built Under William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Windsor Is the Longest-occupied Palace in Europe. It’s the Queen’s Country Residence. She Spends Most Weekends Here.
    3. Crown-owned: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland. Holyroodhouse Is the Queen’s Official Scottish Residence. It Is Also Where Mary, Queen of Scots, Married Twice.
    4. Crown-owned: Hillsborough Castle, County Down, Northern Ireland. Hillsborough Is the Queen’s Official Residence in Northern Ireland, Made So After the War of Irish Independence Meant She Could No Longer Occupy a Royal Residence in Dublin.
    5. Private: Sandringham House, Norfolk, England. Sandringham Has Remained Privately-owned by the Royal Family Since It Was Purchased in 1862 by Queen Victoria.
    6. Private: Balmoral Castle – Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 50 Full-time Staff Are Employed at the Fully-functioning Estate That Houses Ponies, Deer and Highland Cattle.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Well, it’s uber disappointing, but I was watching Dinesh D’Souza live at his Dartmouth speech and all of a sudden it went kaflooey. Don’t know the cause but there was an incident earlier where two feminazis held up some make-shift sign on cloth (easy to hide in their clothing) accusing Dinesh of hate speech–wonder if this was the signal to their fascist cohorts to pull the plug.

    It just came back on, but you can hear the mob outside. Lefties make me puke.

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    • Lucille says:

      Now Dinesh was on his last question from the audience and it went off again. The crowd outside is in the frothing at the mouth stage and being led, obviously, by the real racists, bigots and scum.

      I’m angry, too…that these people have been allowed to take over and ruin the discourse. Not a one of them is anything but a pebble in the swamp which would do us all in if they could.

      God bless President Donald John Trump!

      God bless America!

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  15. Lucille says:

    Stella, recently others have mentioned that they have to write in their email address and name each time they want to make a comment or some other similar type problem. That had not happened to me before today; but each comment made needs the same sign-in procedure now. That’s pretty annoying and off-putting.

    Is this something occurring Word Press-wide (it happens at CTH, too, for me starting today) or is Word-Press doing it on purpose as a part of a crackdown on conservative sites?

    Any way to find out why the change in procedure?

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  16. lovely says:

    This is not satire.

    It’s real.

    I’ll stand with Shawn Green.

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  17. 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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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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