General Discussion, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. He died on the same date in the same town in 1616, at age 52.

He wrote many poems and plays, most between 1589 and 1613. Which is your favorite? Here is one of mine:

Sonnet CXVI
by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love,
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
Oh, no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests.. and is never shaken.
It is the star to every wandering bark
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love is not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come.
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out.. even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

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84 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    ― William Shakespeare, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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  2. Lucille says:

    Trump Will Definitely, Definitely Be Re-Elected
    By Jeffrey Folks – April 22, 2019

    Leftists have been licking their chops over 2020, citing a host of reasons why President Trump will definitely, definitely be defeated. Among these are the “crimes” in the newly released Mueller report; the supposed failure of the North Korea and China talks; and, most important of all, the anticipated decline of the economy ahead of the 2020 election — anticipated by the Left, that is.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/trump_will_definitely_definitely_be_reelected.html

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  3. lovely says:

    10 beautiful things.

    1) My mom’s daffodils survived the April snowstorm.

    2) Walking weather.

    3 ) Rudy Giuliani making clowns of the MSM rats.

    4) The first long motorcycle ride of spring.

    5) Secondhand stores.

    6) Breaking bread with friends.

    7) The incredible voice of George Michael.

    8) The scent of thunderstorms filling the air.

    9) Forever Friends.

    10 )

    Songs from childhood

    Make new friends,
    but keep the old.
    One is silver,
    the other is gold.
    A circle is round,
    it has no end.
    That’s how long,
    I will be your friend.

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    • Col (R)Ken says:

      Excellent Lovely

      Liked by 2 people

    • So many sweet items in the list. Love the old photographs of children playing. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday, lovely!

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    • Lucille says:

      Beautiful! Childhood friends, teenage friends…a few I’m still in touch with… And secondhand stores…how we loved them…finding books and clothes and toys and my favorites–National Geographics from the 20s and 30s, a number of which are still in my library.

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      • lovely says:

        I’m still best friends with my best friend from high school, and I’m very close with my best childhood friends, my cousins.

        Second hand stores are such fun 🙂 . My best friend from high school wouldn’t go in them when we first met, she was afraid that someone would see her. Funny world. I like stopping at garage sales, people are always nice and it is fun to find treasures in things that people are done with .

        I did have to put a moratorium on my buying lamps 🙂 !

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        • Lucille says:

          I’ve got a moratorium on everything! After I filled a 20 foot U-Haul truck full of furniture, and household items headed for a charity sale–with enough left over to furnish my 700 sq.ft. apartment–adding anything new or new-to-me is sorta ridiculous…not that I haven’t done it…LOL! And I’m still sorting things every once in a while to give to a local animal rescue thrift shop. LIFE!

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          • lovely says:

            too funny! Thanks for your charitable donation, I’m sure that they were tickled to have so many treasures.

            I really don’t have a lot of stuff but I did have too many lamps!

            I have oddities, sort of?

            I kept a few things from my dad, we still have a large storage unit to go through and their second home. And the shed…….

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  4. 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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
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    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!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Suddenly this current phase of hating white men has meaning…. Mornin’ all!

    Liked by 7 people

  6. czarina33 says:

    Tomorrow is National Take a Chance Day. Celebrate your dreams & goals by taking a chance and starting to make them a reality! I went back to college at age 41 to extend my skills, and now I’m doing something I love! I’m almost 70 now, and don’t see any time in the future when I’ll stop.

    Litenmaus renovated a bank last year! What chances will you other Stellars take?

    Liked by 6 people

    • litenmaus says:

      Morning czarina. Last week was the one year anniversary of the day that I moved into my ‘take a chance’ bank and although it has not been the easiest year I have ever encountered, I would ‘take the chance’ again in a heartbeat.

      Contractors are scheduled to return next month and the renovation journey continues.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Lucille says:

      Talk about taking a chance…WOW: Powerball Jackpot Winner Just 24-Years-Old!

      $768.4 million…oh, my…seems like a nice, sensible fellow.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. stella says:

    Story told on FB by Richard Fernandez (PJ Media). He was born in the Philipines, and this is his mother’s personal story about the Allied invasion in WWII.

    The family “God Bless America” story.

    Mom lived a short distance from the Sto Tomas internment camp. On Feb 3 1945 a 20 something Japanese Army Catholic chaplain, who’d befriended the family came to the house and left a bolt of striped silk cloth. He had been saving it for his mother. He told grandma. “I won’t be seeing her again, please take it.”

    He joined the troops withdrawing across the Pasig River. They never saw him again. Grandpa told me they were withdrawing the whole day and rumor was rife that the First Cavalry was only a few hours away.

    Dusk fell. Nothing moved in the silent streets but the occasional steel shod Japanese boot of stay behind snipers looking for a position. Then a tremendous series of explosions lit up the sky. They were the bridges on the Pasig being blown. For what seemed like a long time there was an eerie silence.

    Then there was the peculiar high pitched whine of a Willys jeep, which no one who knows it will ever forget, closely followed by the rumble of what we now know were the lead Shermans of the First Cav.

    Then mom said they heard the sound of the steel gates being rammed down followed by the sound of the inmates singing “God Bless America”. Doubtless it has been sung better and more meliflously but rarely as dramatically and unforgettably as on that night.

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  8. stella says:

    Mueller report contains claim Russia taped Bill Clinton having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report mentions a claim that Russians recorded President Bill Clinton having phone sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky — but the reference was redacted from the version released to the public.

    The redaction is likely to anger Republicans, because the allegation has been known since at least 2001 and the Mueller report’s reference to a claim that President Trump watched prostitutes urinating in a Moscow hotel room was not struck out.

    Clinton allegedly was recorded by Russia in the 1990s, allowing Russia to learn of the affair before American officials. A reference to the Clinton intercept was redacted from the Mueller report to protect “personal privacy,” but sources told the Washington Examiner that the context makes clear what was blacked out…

    At a meeting in New York, Simes told Kushner the details: Russia allegedly recorded President Clinton on the phone with Lewinsky, opening questions of foreign leverage over the ex-president-turned-potential first spouse.

    “During the August 17 meeting, Simes provided Kushner the Clinton-related information that he had promised. Simes told Kushner that, [redacted],” the Mueller report says. “Simes claimed that he had received this information from former CIA and Reagan White House official Fritz Ermarth, who claimed to have learned it from U.S. intelligence sources, not from Russians.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/mueller-report-contains-claim-russia-taped-bill-clinton-having-phone-sex-with-monica-lewinsky

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m betting the ‘tap’, more likely an intercept, of Clinton having phone sex was done by the Russian SIGINT intercept facility at Lourdes, Cuba. Lourdes. Clinton and everyone else in the government conducting sensitive business was warned about using nonencrypted phones for doing such as Lourdes vacuumed up phone calls all over the DC/Beltway area regardless of if they were cellular or hardline. Once they’d opinned your name to a number that number was targeted from the mass of comms data they collected.

      I’ve mentioned before how all of the Clintons had such a cavalier attitude towards securing sensitive or classified data, couldn’t be bothered, and you can see how that carried over to Hillary. God only knows how much of America’s secrets were compromised during their tenures in DC, their primary interests were in filling their pockets and wreaking vengeance on anyone they thought slighted or prevented them from furthering their kleptarchy.

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    Apparently things move quicker in Sri Lanka than here, they’ve released a copy of the video of the inside of one of the churches that was bombed. It appears to be a camera placed high above at the right, rear of the nave. You can clearly see the bomber with his bomb-laden backpack walking outside of the church from the rear of the courtyard to the front and entering midway in the church. Mercifully they don’t show the actual detonation.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/04/22/sri-lanka-attack-new-surveillance-video-kiley-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

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  10. stella says:

    Trump and Melania to make state visit to United Kingdom in June to meet with Queen and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will make a state visit to the United Kingdom June 3 to June 5
    – They will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the invasion that led to the end of World War II
    – Trump will also meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May
    – It’s unclear if Trump will address parliament
    – After their UK stop, the president and first lady will travel to Normandy on June 6 to observe the 75th Anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery
    – Trump will also meet with French President Emmanuel Macron

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6950459/Trump-Melania-make-state-visit-United-Kingdom-June.html

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  11. Lucille says:

    By far my favorite HAMLET…real and without that need to perfectly speak the King’s English…nor do we see him “acting” like Olivier whose style I used to love but now drives me to distraction except for a few films in which he seems to forget that he is Laurence Olivier…

    To Be or Not To Be – Hamlet (3/10) Movie CLIP (1990)

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    • stella says:

      That is the speech I memorized and delivered for my English class, HS Jr year.

      Liked by 1 person

    • stella says:

      Another favorite, from MacBeth:

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      • stella says:

        She should have died hereafter;
        There would have been a time for such a word.
        — To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
        Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
        To the last syllable of recorded time;
        And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
        The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
        Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
        That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
        And then is heard no more. It is a tale
        Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
        Signifying nothing.

        — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)

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  12. JTR says:

    I once read a wee book of his insults. Some of them were hilarious. Google it and see!
    “Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon”.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Lucille says:

    Oh, wow, leftie heads that are “not so much brain as ear-wax” are gonna explode into tiny fragments upon hearing this…

    Prime Minister Netanyahu Announces New Town in Golan Heights Will Be Named after President Donald Trump (VIDEO)
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/prime-minister-netanyahu-announces-new-town-in-golan-heights-will-be-named-after-president-donald-trump-video/

    BTW, the “ear-wax” comment is from Troilus and Cressida, Act 5, Scene 1

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  14. lovely says:


    The 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America this month has “zero evidence of brain damage,” the family’s pastor said.

    https://nypost.com/2019/04/23/boy-thrown-from-mall-balcony-has-zero-brain-damage-says-pastor/

    Liked by 3 people

    • michellc says:

      That is good news.

      I was just reading a sad story in one of the little towns near me that a 9 year old was starved, beaten, not allowed to use the bathroom, they forced her to wear a diaper and only gave her two diapers a day and then cuffed her ankles to a pack and play at night. It was her biological uncle, his wife and her daughter doing this to her. She somehow got out and when cops were called told them it was her father, mother and sister who had did this to her. I don’t know how people can be so cruel. After reading about that, I needed something not so gloomy.

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  15. 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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  16. 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 2 people

  17. Sharing this here if anyone is interested in helping this young man raise money for college. This is the good David Hogg who loves our country, Jesus, and President Trump!

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