General Discussion, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[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
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

106 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    The day before Valentine’s Day…a reminder…it’s hearts and roses…

    Liked by 4 people

    • We have opossums in the wooded area behind our house, along with bobcats, and coyotes. Recently, a neighbor posted on a local app that she had one up in her tree and it was making the birds shriek. She wanted to know what to do about it and should she call pest control? Thank goodness people responded to just ignore it and eventually it would just take off. 🙄 Oh… another opossum story… my aunt lives in an old historical home and woke to her dogs barking in her room, like crazy. Somehow a baby opossum had gotten in her room and had wrapped itself around the top of one of the four posters on her bed, while she was asleep!

      Liked by 4 people

      • auscitizenmom says:

        My friend had a cat door and late at night went into her bedroom in the dark and thought the figure she saw was her cat. Luckily, it turned and ran back out. This ad always made me think of her.

        😯 DO NOT TRY TO PET raccoons. While I was looking for this video, I saw many of people who had been bitten by a raccoon.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Yeah…. that would be very alarming and they can be aggressive, even though they are kind of cute. On our ring camera, we pick up raccoons walking around our yard at night. For a while there was a momma and three babies that would go through regularly, until the babies got big enough to go on their own.

          Like

        • czarowniczy says:

          We had prisoners working at our Pound in Florida that we had to watch. They’d unload the animals from the trucks as they came in and, as Florida was building up back then, the Pound got a lot of raccoon calls.

          We had a Jamaican prisoner who thought he was an animal expert and one day when they had a huge boar coon brought in in a box trap he was all hot about showing the workers how a ‘pro’, a true animal whisperer, was going to get this coon out of a trap.
          When that trap came outta the truck it looked like it was just stuffed with this coon, it was a large trap and this coon must have weighed over 30 pounds, he ate very well. The Jamaican was talking cool and low to the coon and the coon was just hunched down with eyes coolly locked on the Jamaican. The Jamaican slooowly opened the trap door as he sloooowly moved to loop end of the catch stick towards the coon…who had eyes still locked onto the Jamaican.

          It was an instantaneous change, those who blinked missed it, but one second that coon was in the trap and the next it was on the Jamaican biting and scratching him from head to toe, not missing a beat. It launched outta that trap like a tomahawk missile outta a Trident sub and did about as much damage. It spent about 30 seconds taking its pique out on that guy, wasn’t anything we could do as it would have gotten us. Couldn’t shoot as we weren’t allowed to be armed on the grounds so best we could do it yell and try to discourage it.

          When it was finally done it stood its ground, looking at us with that coon ‘You wanna piecea me?’ look, them just sauntered over to the fence, climbed over and disappeared into the scrub. We got the Jamaican some towels to sop up the blood, took him to the ER where they tended the wounds (didn’t need any stitches) and the County started him on rabies shots. He never came back to the Pound, he went some other place to work off his time, but I’m betting he never messed with another Florida coon.

          Liked by 5 people

      • stella says:

        I think opossums live everywhere – we have them here in the Michigan burbs too! I love the story about your aunt and the opossum on her bed!

        Liked by 2 people

        • I imagine they do. I think I’m just more aware of them, because I live by a creek with lots of trees. We also have armadillos come through. Both are good for eating unwanted bugs and grubs. I’ve opened my front door and had an armadillo on my porch before.
          I need to ask my aunt how she got that little opossum out of her room. 😉

          Liked by 2 people

        • czarowniczy says:

          Our dogs get one every now and then, we’re alive with them. The one they almost got a few weeks back still comes by looking for food (except frozen key lime pie) and is patiently awaiting my persimmon trees to fruit again and our yard is rather free of snakes. Good trade-off.

          Liked by 2 people

      • Lucille says:

        How did she get the baby out of there?

        A number of years ago I read an article which claimed that opossums have a low body temperature and thus don’t carry diseases. Then a few days ago I read that they do carry diseases and named a bunch of things I’d never heard of. So much info out there who knows what to believe!

        Guess next will be a check at the Center For Disease Control site to see how many people and pets got sick recently from opossum bites or picking up feces. Or maybe I’ll just forget about it…LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

    • czarina33 says:

      Last month Czar bought me a plush possum toy. I like to hold it under my arm while I read the blog. Makes the cats a little freaked out because it has a reealistic face, I guess….

      https://cdn3.volusion.com/9nxdj.fchy5/v/vspfiles/photos/WA-CCR-2230OP-2.jpg?1504857400

      Like

  2. lovely says:

    1) Stella already posted this but it is so fabulous it deserve a second posting!

    Hat tip to Stella!

    2) It is going to be 39° here on Thursday with rain so some of his white stuff will melt.

    3 ) An amazing closeup of a hummingbird. Sadly I don’t know who the photographer is.

    4 ) It’s Doggity Day!

    5 ) California Governor Gavin Newsom (D.) said on Tuesday “it would cost too much and take too long” to build a high-speed train line between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
    Newsom announced that he is cancelling the state’s plan on the project during his first State of the State address.

    😂

    I think Ocasio is having a bad week.

    Heck the gang of ghouls is having a very bad couple of years.

    6 ) Have I mentioned that I really like the way Lin Wood fights?

    7 ) Part of President Trump’s 2020 election strategy seems to be to paint the democrats as the rabid, dangerous’ lunatics that they are 🙂 ! Yeehaw!

    I want to thank all Republicans for the work you have done in dealing with the Radical Left on Border Security. Not an easy task, but the Wall is being built and will be a great achievement and contributor toward life and safety within our Country! __President Trump

    I can’t wait to watch the civil war that President Trump is creating in the heart of the Democratic party.

    8) Jussie Smollett is heading for the dungheap of Liberal Lunatics who have overplayed their call to the mandated hatred of the white man assigned to him by his Masters the MSM and Liberal hierarchy.

    9) Absent friend who we love and pray for every day.

    10) Seeing an old friend and picking up right were you left off.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Happy Hump Day!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. I’m so glad President Trump is taking time to decide on this 👆🏻

    So much truth! 👆🏻

    Liked by 2 people

  6. czarowniczy says:

    My latest pitch to those unsolicited phony ‘pharmacy’ calls: “I’m sorry but I can’t talk with you right now, I’m busy eating what may be one of your deities”.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Update on Covington Catholic case:

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Lucille says:

    Notre Dame Professors: Pro-Life People are Just White Supremacists in Disguise
    By Micaiah Bilger – February 11, 2019
    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/11/notre-dame-professors-pro-life-people-are-just-white-supremacists-in-disguise/

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Lucille says:

    KAMALA HARRIS’ POLITICAL BLACKFACE ROUTINE
    Awkward racial stereotypes by a fake black candidate.
    February 13, 2019 by Daniel Greenfield
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272856/kamala-harris-political-blackface-routine-daniel-greenfield

    Liked by 2 people

  10. auscitizenmom says:

    Can somebody explain what in the world this commercial is about? I know it is about the Lincoln Nautilus, but I just don’t get it. 🙄

    Liked by 2 people

    • stella says:

      I can’t. But then, I often don’t get the point of these esoteric ads.

      I like the era of the old Alka-Seltzer ads –

      Liked by 4 people

    • stella says:

      My favorite old ad. Faygo Pop (made in Detroit since 1907) and the Boblo Island boat on the Detroit River.

      Liked by 3 people

      • lovely says:

        My computer won’t open the page 😏.

        Like

        • stella says:

          It’s that time of year again, folks, time for another kind of strange, awkward Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercial. And, yes, checking back when each ad comes out, it’s usually in Decemeber or near the end of the year that these ads are released. This latest ad has the actor hanging out with a group of friends having a generic conversation about something over dinner. They all then head inside, and McConaughey breaks away from the group to walk to a pool table, and he promptly makes a trick shot on the pool table while a woman says “I’ve never seen that before.”

          This leads to clips of McConaughey getting into a 2019 Lincoln Nautilus and driving it on beautiful backroads. And before he starts driving, there’s a shot of the instrument cluster with a bunch of driver aid options displayed. The woman’s words come in again, and he follows it up with his own words, “I have.”

          Basically, the idea is that the trick shot of the cue ball threading between other billiard balls is like how the Lincoln driver aids help keep the Nautilus under control. Except it’s a vague, awkward way of doing it, which is also par (above par?) for the course of McConaughey Lincoln ads. A much better ad accompanies the actor’s version. This one features a real trick pool player making some clever shots to illustrate the individual features available on the luxury crossover. They’re legitimately nifty shots, and the features are clearly explained. Maybe all of Lincoln’s ads should have this pool player.

          Liked by 4 people

      • auscitizenmom says:

        Thanks, Stella. No wonder I didn’t “get it”. I guess they figure we ALL know about stupid trick shots, etc. What a dumb commercial. I, too, prefer the “Plop, plop, fizz, fizz” one. LOL.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Weird. I think it’s just saying that the car maneuvers smoothly and elegantly, but it’s a bizarre way of getting to that.

      This one from SNL is funny, because it’s making fun of the Lincoln commercials, but if you don’t care for Jim Carrey, you might not want to watch it.

      Liked by 2 people

    • lovely says:

      It’s nonsense. Its market audience is people who consider themselves superior to other people. It wants people to “get it” when there is nothing to get in other words if you buy the car you must be brilliant because you understood the commercial.

      Gibberish that makes the vain feel good about themselves.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. 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.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. 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.

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.