General Discussion, Sunday, December 15, 2019

St. Peter’s is the seat of Papal power and is located in Vatican City. It was designed at the height of the Renaissance by the famous artist Michelangelo and has the tallest dome in the world, measuring more than 136 meters. It has become one of the most popular tourist sites in Europe, and is the largest church in the world, with an internal area of 15160 square meters that stretches over 186 meters in length.

The largest Basilica of Christianity has a capacity of 60,000 people and there are many architects who have worked on its design including Donato Bramante, Raphael, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Giacomo Della Porta, Carlo Maderno, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. One of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture is considered to be the holiest Catholic shrines and β€œgreatest of all churches of Christendom”.

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55 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, December 15, 2019

  1. czarina33 says:

    I was amazed when I walked in, soaring ceilings, exquisite statues, art, art, art, no pews! Folding chairs moved around for whatever event as needed!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Stellars…

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  3. 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)
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    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
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    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
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    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)
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    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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Christmas Donuts

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    Apparently, something in this mornings post from me has offended the spam filter.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lucille says:

      Good morning to ye in spite of spam, Nyet! Maybe someone is sending out vibes for you to be a fixin’ Spam for us…

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      • Lucille says:

        Love this vid…I’m in the first group…
        4 Levels of Omelets: Amateur to Food Scientist
        Epicurious

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        • JTR says:

          I am 4th Level (Professional)! My Eldest Sister was a Regional Manager for Waffle House. Starting when I was 12, she would take me with her on weekends and holidays to work. At 13, I could cook the perfect Omelet, Waffle House Style. I was a pretty good chef if I had someone tall to give me a hand.

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          • czarina33 says:

            Had no idea it was so technical!

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          • Lucille says:

            What a great experience for you! Expert in cooking is a worthwhile pursuit and if you can learn from family members, all the better.

            When I was in high school, cooking classes were offered and I took one semester. Omelets weren’t on the agenda, though. Anything complicated or that took up too much class time or items that were too expensive for the school budget, were out.. In baked items, I got an F in bread making, LOL! I did OK in simple items like scrambled eggs, fried bacon, mashed potatoes, soups, salads, fudge, mayonnaise, and even canapes–which were the most fun.

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            • czarina33 says:

              Home Ec, for girls only, was divided into one semester of sewing and one semester of cooking. I recall the final dinner we prepared, for the Shop Class (boys only). It was horrible: we were told to put uncooked spaghetti in a casserole dish, pour a jarred spaghetti sauce over it and bake for 1/2 hour, and we made green jello for dessert. The spaghetti was undercooked. We made sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows for the other cooking event, just before Thanksgiving.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                The only thing I can remember cooking in Home Ec, was lima beans. We put frozen lima beans in a pan and boiled them. Each of us got a full plate of lima beans to eat. If everyone didn’t clean their whole plate, we wouldn’t be able to cook again. I didn’t, don’t, and won’t eat lima beans. All the other girls were staring at me as I stared at my plate and almost threw up just looking at it. Finally, a girl who (used to, I am sure) loved lima beans grabbed my plate and ate all of it, too. They all pretty much hated me after that.

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              • Lucille says:

                Our cooking class teacher was a woman in her 30s–a good looking and stylish brunette. She talked about things other than cooking. She loved jewelry and liked to give us pointers on various gems.

                I remember one story she told of when got engaged to marry, she told her fiance that she would only accept a platinum/diamond ring set with the diamonds being as flawless as possible. In those days (mid-50s), us country girls pretty much took what we could get and we admired her for getting her way. LOL!

                Her best friend was my singing teacher who’d been a professional singer. Anyway, these two ladies were rather envied by the older female teachers—one of them, my sewing teacher, mentioned to me that they dressed a little too flashy for her taste (which now that I think of it was a very inappropriately catty thing to say to a student. LOL!).

                That sewing teacher also talked about accessorizing and told the class that proper wearing of jewelry meant that there should only be three pieces (points of light, she called them) worn at the same time! You could wear a pair of earrings and a necklace or earrings with a ring/ring set, but no more, as a woman should not be ostentatious. Oh wow, a flood of ridiculous memories are overcoming me and I’m laughing so hard I can barely type…hahahaha! Her advice on dating was equally as hilarious.

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            • JTR says:

              My Grandpa taught me how to make proper biscuits when I was 8. My Mom also taught me how to follow simple recipes, so I could cook for us all when she had to work! I can pretty much cook just about anything, but there’s a feeling of dread at the Waffle House when a couple of buses of hungry people would show up, LOL.
              One of my DH’s favorite jokes is when he tells someone I made “surf and turf”! Hamburger Helper, and Tuna Helper!

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      • czarina33 says:

        My mother cooked Spam, I like Spam.

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    • lovely says:

      Possibly not enough Jack and bacon in your post?

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    • stella says:

      It did, but is now free.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. stella says:

    This week’s offering from our friend Clarice:

    Ode to the Constitution and the Common Man

    Like American Thinker’s Monica Showalter and Sharyl Attkisson, I think Attorney General William Barr is honest, very capable, and on his way to exposing the Deep State and its skullduggery in the 2016 election. It’s a time-consuming labor and it may well be late spring or early summer before we see the fruits of his and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s work, but it’s coming. In the meantime several developments — the Supreme Court’s action this week, and the overwhelming rejection of the UK’s Labour Party at the polls fill me with hope that our national nightmare — the arrogance and stupidity of our political, academic, judicial, and journalist elites — is also reaching bottom…

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/ode_to_the_constitution_and_the_common_man.html

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  7. czarina33 says:

    Yeah, that’s about all you people-of-no-color can do 😜. I was lucky to not get my grandfather’s pale skin, altho I would like his auburn hair!

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  8. czarina33 says:

    I think we should get this robot kit for GGS, it is so cute! It is a STEM project, build it yourself robot, and it does tricks.

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    I just remembered an incident with my 4 year old granddaughter when I was there. They both had a virus and the two year old developed a rash all over her body. (The doctor said that was not that unusual for a child her age with a virus). When I commented that I didn’t think I had a rash, the 4 yr old got right up close to me and said, “I don’t think we can see a rash because of the wrinkles.” LOL

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  10. texan59 says:

    Whilst the newest Heisman Trophy winner isn’t a true coon-*ss, I’m sure that Miss Wee and the Czar would confer honorary status on the young man after the year he’s had.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/lsu-qb-joe-burrow-wins-heisman-trophy-in-landslide-vote/ar-AAK8iVK

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  11. Lucille says:

    Though I’m way too lazy to be taking apart and putting back together most of these, I could use the desk which is shown second…
    “13 Space saving furniture ideas for your Home – Amazing Furniture Designs”

    And I like the Indian guy demonstrating the bookshelves later on, too. LOL!

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  12. Menagerie says:

    Stella, St. Peter’s will of course always be associated with the Pope, and the Church, rightfully so, for the Pope sits on the throne of Peter. But the actual seat of the Pontiff is St. John Lateran.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbasilica_of_Saint_John_Lateran

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