Leftism is Lunacy

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tourist

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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.
 

Desdichado

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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.

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.
 

Desdichado

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Here is Chesterton's critique of Kipling. Really cool. Classic Chesterton on classic Kipling.
 

maxwel

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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.
 

crossnote

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And here in So. Cal., we are having our coldest Spring in decades.
 

JaumeJ

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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.


And here in So. Cal., we are having our coldest Spring in decades.
 
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hornetguy

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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.
Yes, he loved his cigars.....

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“You must choose between me and your cigar.” Breach of Promise Case, circa, 1885​
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O[SIZE=-1]PEN[/SIZE] the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,[/TD]
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[TD]For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out.[/TD]
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[TD]We quarrelled about Havanas—we fought o’er a good cheroot,[/TD]
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[TD]And I know she is exacting, and she says I am a brute.[/TD]
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[TD]Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a space;[/TD]
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[TD]In the soft blue veil of the vapour musing on Maggie’s face.[/TD]
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[TD]Maggie is pretty to look at—Maggie’s a loving lass,[/TD]
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[TD]But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, the truest of loves must pass.[/TD]
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[TD]But the best cigar in an hour is finished and thrown away—[/TD]
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[TD]Thrown away for another as perfect and ripe and brown—[/TD]
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[TD]But I could not throw away Maggie for fear o’ the talk o’ the town![/TD]
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[TD]Maggie, my wife at fifty—grey and dour and old—[/TD]
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[TD]With never another Maggie to purchase for love or gold![/TD]
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[TD]And the light of Days that have Been the dark of the Days that Are,[/TD]
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[TD]And Love’s torch stinking and stale, like the butt of a dead cigar—[/TD]
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[TD]With never a new one to light tho’ it’s charred and black to the socket![/TD]
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[TD]Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a while.[/TD]
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[TD]Here is a mild Manilla—there is a wifely smile.[/TD]
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[TD]Which is the better portion—bondage bought with a ring,[/TD]
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[TD]Or a harem of dusky beauties fifty tied in a string?[/TD]
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[TD]And never a one of the fifty to sneer at a rival bride?[/TD]
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[TD]This will the fifty give me, asking nought in return,[/TD]
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[TD]With only a Suttee’s passion—to do their duty and burn.[/TD]
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[TD]This will the fifty give me. When they are spent and dead,[/TD]
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[TD]Five times other fifties shall be my servants instead.[/TD]
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[TD]The furrows of far-off Java, the isles of the Spanish Main,[/TD]
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[TD]When they hear my harem is empty will send me my brides again.[/TD]
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[TD]I will take no heed to their raiment, nor food for their mouths withal,[/TD]
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[TD]And the Moor and the Mormon shall envy who read of the tale of my brides.[/TD]
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[TD]For Maggie has written a letter to give me my choice between[/TD]
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[TD]And I have been servant of Love for barely a twelvemonth clear,[/TD]
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[TD]And the gloom of my bachelor days is flecked with the cheery light[/TD]
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[TD]And I turn my eyes to the future that Maggie and I must prove,[/TD]
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[TD]But the only light on the marshes is the Will-o’-the-Wisp of Love.[/TD]
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[TD]Open the old cigar-box—let me consider anew—[/TD]
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[TD]Old friends, and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?[/TD]
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[TD]Light me another Cuba—I hold to my first-sworn vows.[/TD]
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[TD]If Maggie will have no rival, I’ll have no Maggie for Spouse![/TD]
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JaumeJ

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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.
 

hornetguy

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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.
Thanks for that "explanation", Al.... :D

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.....:rolleyes:

you know I'm just yankin your chain, Jaume.... gotta laugh at something, right?
 

JaumeJ

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No problem here.......God bless you.
 

Deade

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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.
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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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.
 

hornetguy

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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....:)

:cool:
 

Blanche

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L...,

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.
 

Blanche

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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....:)

:cool:

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...
 

hornetguy

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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....