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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdichado View Post
    Oh I can't resist. You're a better man than I, Gunga Max.
    I'm a fan of Kipling too. I found that I could relate to him 'cause he had a nicotine addiction too. He was a brilliant writer who had a keen understanding of the human condition and wrote in a way that a common person could relate to. He led a fascinating life.
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    A criminally underrated poet these days. If only people could accept him as a man of his time and place, then admire his gems.

    I wonder if old Kip and GK Chesterton ever met. Would've been a battle of wit and wisdom.

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    I'm a fan of Kipling too. I found that I could relate to him 'cause he had a nicotine addiction too. He was a brilliant writer who had a keen understanding of the human condition and wrote in a way that a common person could relate to. He led a fascinating life.
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    Here is Chesterton's critique of Kipling. Really cool. Classic Chesterton on classic Kipling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyZ View Post

    Oh and sorry if this seems a bit rough. But your games and lures indicate you are in need of a spanking. Which is not a leftist position either.
    No worries.
    If I said I'd give you the last word with no rebuttal,
    then you were expected to speak your mind.

    : )
    It's all good.
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    And here in So. Cal., we are having our coldest Spring in decades.

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    Having been raied in S. Ca. I do not reccall a cold Spring, but then it seemed I hardly felt the cold in winter either.....

    Wait! I take that back, in 1948 or 49 there was a very cold precipitation one overnight of sleet......that was chilly.


    Quote Originally Posted by crossnote View Post
    And here in So. Cal., we are having our coldest Spring in decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossnote View Post
    And here in So. Cal., we are having our coldest Spring in decades.
    Don't you just HATE that global warming thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourist View Post
    I'm a fan of Kipling too. I found that I could relate to him 'cause he had a nicotine addiction too. He was a brilliant writer who had a keen understanding of the human condition and wrote in a way that a common person could relate to. He led a fascinating life.
    Yes, he loved his cigars.....

    The Betrothed
    OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,
    For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out.
    We quarrelled about Havanas—we fought o’er a good cheroot,
    And I know she is exacting, and she says I am a brute.
    Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a space; 5
    In the soft blue veil of the vapour musing on Maggie’s face.
    Maggie is pretty to look at—Maggie’s a loving lass,
    But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, the truest of loves must pass.
    There’s peace in a Laranaga, there’s calm in a Henry Clay;
    But the best cigar in an hour is finished and thrown away— 10
    Thrown away for another as perfect and ripe and brown—
    But I could not throw away Maggie for fear o’ the talk o’ the town!
    Maggie, my wife at fifty—grey and dour and old—
    With never another Maggie to purchase for love or gold!
    And the light of Days that have Been the dark of the Days that Are, 15
    And Love’s torch stinking and stale, like the butt of a dead cigar—
    The butt of a dead cigar you are bound to keep in your pocket—
    With never a new one to light tho’ it’s charred and black to the socket!
    Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a while.
    Here is a mild Manilla—there is a wifely smile. 20
    Which is the better portion—bondage bought with a ring,
    Or a harem of dusky beauties fifty tied in a string?
    Counsellors cunning and silent—comforters true and tried,
    And never a one of the fifty to sneer at a rival bride?
    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes, 25
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close,
    This will the fifty give me, asking nought in return,
    With only a Suttee’s passion—to do their duty and burn.
    This will the fifty give me. When they are spent and dead,
    Five times other fifties shall be my servants instead. 30
    The furrows of far-off Java, the isles of the Spanish Main,
    When they hear my harem is empty will send me my brides again.
    I will take no heed to their raiment, nor food for their mouths withal,
    So long as the gulls are nesting, so long as the showers fall.
    I will scent ’em with best vanilla, with tea will I temper their hides, 35
    And the Moor and the Mormon shall envy who read of the tale of my brides.
    For Maggie has written a letter to give me my choice between
    The wee little whimpering Love and the great god Nick o’ Teen.
    And I have been servant of Love for barely a twelvemonth clear,
    But I have been Priest of Cabanas a matter of seven year; 40
    And the gloom of my bachelor days is flecked with the cheery light
    Of stumps that I burned to Friendship and Pleasure and Work and Fight.
    And I turn my eyes to the future that Maggie and I must prove,
    But the only light on the marshes is the Will-o’-the-Wisp of Love.
    Will it see me safe through my journey or leave me bogged in the mire? 45
    Since a puff of tobacco can cloud it, shall I follow the fitful fire?
    Open the old cigar-box—let me consider anew—
    Old friends, and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?
    A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke;
    And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. 50
    Light me another Cuba—I hold to my first-sworn vows.
    If Maggie will have no rival, I’ll have no Maggie for Spouse!
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    It may seem ironic to some, however what is trmed as global warming is said to have much colder cold seasons with an isosttic response of wrm or hot weather. The intricacies are far more complicatd than just the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaumeJ View Post
    It may seem ironic to some, however what is trmed as global warming is said to have much colder cold seasons with an isosttic response of wrm or hot weather. The intricacies are far more complicatd than just the title.
    Thanks for that "explanation", Al....

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    Depends on what the definition of "is" is.....

    doesn't seem ironic to me at all.....

    you know I'm just yankin your chain, Jaume.... gotta laugh at something, right?
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    No problem here.......God bless you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaumeJ View Post
    Having been raied in S. Ca. I do not reccall a cold Spring, but then it seemed I hardly felt the cold in winter either.....

    Wait! I take that back, in 1948 or 49 there was a very cold precipitation one overnight of sleet......that was chilly.
    I was coming home from work in Los Angeles in early 1967 on the Harbor Freeway. I was working 12 Mid.-8am. In the space of 20 minutes it hailed so much that we were riding on top of a rough ice cover. That was really freaky weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaumeJ View Post
    Why would the eternal King support or be in favor of ay political pary on earth? The flags of the nations belong to Him....until the Kingdom is established forever, there is no politic worthy of His attention.

    Look at what all of the parties do in the world! If you believe there are any the are "like" what Jesus teaches, I am afraid your vision is lacking.
    J...,

    I don't understand you comparing G-d to a earthly political party.

    I must be missing something.
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    Seems as how.

    Quote Originally Posted by preston39 View Post
    J...,

    I don't understand you comparing G-d to a earthly political party.

    I must be missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dem View Post
    Well the first thing wrong here is it is a fox news story. YES there is global warming geez
    Amen, Dem. You are reality based.
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    Quote Originally Posted by preston39 View Post
    J...,

    I don't understand you comparing G-d to a earthly political party.

    I must be missing something.
    Lol you never heard that GOP means God's Own Party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel8 View Post
    Lol you never heard that GOP means God's Own Party?
    I had never heard that, but I can see how that description came about....

    I'm certain there are some Christians in the Democratic party. I personally knew of one, a very wonderful woman, very Christ-like... but she was a life-long democrat. I blame it on the fact that she was a social worker dealing with adoption of children, and was very wrapped up in government "social programs". She was adamantly anti-abortion, also. But, she still voted democrat.

    So, I am certain there are other Christian democrats.... I look forward to meeting another one someday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by preston39 View Post
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    Straight...yes. I know of few liberal christians.
    There is no such thing as a ..."gay christian". That is like saying a....sinful christian
    Does that fly with your biblical directives?

    The gay eliminates the christian.
    No, it doesn't. Being gay is not a choice. They were made that way. Second, all Christians are sinning ... you, me and everyone else. Second, Churches are coming around and changing on this issue. Also, the young people (millenials) are changing. If it really were very important and the worst sin there is (judging by what is said on this site?), then Jesus would have said something. Instead, he said nothing. But he had alot of say about divorce. How many "christians" are divorced? and remarried? then we could say they are not real "christians".

    Why not leave all the judgmentalism to God. Only God knows the heart of anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornetguy View Post
    I had never heard that, but I can see how that description came about....

    I'm certain there are some Christians in the Democratic party. I personally knew of one, a very wonderful woman, very Christ-like... but she was a life-long democrat. I blame it on the fact that she was a social worker dealing with adoption of children, and was very wrapped up in government "social programs". She was adamantly anti-abortion, also. But, she still voted democrat.

    So, I am certain there are other Christian democrats.... I look forward to meeting another one someday....


    I dont think Jesus would have belonged to any political party but I do think he would have to be classified as more liberal than conservative. You know all that stuff about loving your neighbour (means you cant be anti immigration) and the stuff about money (hmmmn?), about helping the poor (when you vote republican you vote for the rich) .... I could go on and on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanche View Post
    I dont think Jesus would have belonged to any political party but I do think he would have to be classified as more liberal than conservative. You know all that stuff about loving your neighbour (means you cant be anti immigration) and the stuff about money (hmmmn?), about helping the poor (when you vote republican you vote for the rich) .... I could go on and on...
    Actually, my post was more than a little tongue-in-cheek.

    You would obviously be surprised to see a listing of who the "rich" are in Washington. Check out Nancy Pelosi's net worth, compared to her "earnings" as a congressperson. That whole "rich Republican" thing has been proven false seven ways to Sunday, but the libs keep trotting it out, because people like you believe it....

    and, Republicans are NOT anti-immigration.... many of them are anti illegal immigration, though.. you know, that old "breaking our laws" thing? Loving you neighbor does NOT mean you willingly, knowingly allow law breakers to flood into our country.

    Stuff about money? What stuff?

    please do go on and on....
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