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J.J. Sefton's A♠ Morning Report - Mar 17, 2021
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
chrissy on PoliNation

h/t FenelonSpoke on A♠
St. Patrick's Breastplate

I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need: the wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me,
Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me, Christ in the hearts of all that love me,
Christ in the mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name, the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three, of Whom all nature hath creation; Eternal Father, Spirit, Word: praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen.

I bind myself to God's power to guide me, God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to teach me, God's Eye to watch over me, God's Ear to hear me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to shelter me, God's host to secure me...Against the snares of demons, against the seductions of vices, against the lusts of nature, against everyone who meditates injury to me, whether far or near, few or many.

h/t FenelonSpoke on A♠
How to Teach Your Kids about the Real Saint Patrick
Amy Green, Crosswalk, Mar 13, 2019

His real name was Maewyn Succat, and he was born in Britain, probably around the 5th century, although the exact date is unknown. Even though his father and grandfather had been men of faith, Patrick had never believed in God. That all changed when he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken across the sea to be a slave in Ireland.

Far from home and being forced to work long hours herding sheep and pigs for no pay, Patrick began to pray for the first time.…

h/t FenelonSpoke on A♠
Corned Beef and Cabbage: As Irish as Spaghetti and Meatballs

…So how did pork and potatoes become corned beef and cabbage? Irish immigrants to America lived alongside other “undesirable” European ethnic groups that often faced discrimination in their new home, including Jews and Italians. Members of the Irish working class in New York City frequented Jewish delis and lunch carts, and it was there that they first tasted corned beef. Cured and cooked much like Irish bacon, it was seen as a tasty and cheaper alternative to pork. And while potatoes were certainly available in the United States, cabbage offered a more cost-effective alternative to cash-strapped Irish families. Cooked in the same pot, the spiced, salty beef flavored the plain cabbage, creating a simple, hearty dish that couldn’t be easier to prepare.…

h/t All Hail Eris on A♠
Pure Michigan: St. Patrick's Day
John Kerfoot, YouTube, Mar 14, 2011 (1:24)
h/t A♠ Morning Report
Cancel Public School
Dan Gelernter, American Greatness, Mar 16, 2021

If we took the future of the nation seriously, we would end public schools tomorrow.

The same friend of mine told me one day how another of her Harlem kids, a seven-year-old girl, had come to her in tears: The girl’s school teacher had asked everyone in class to say what they wanted to be when they grew up. The girl had said she wanted to be a mother. Her (female) teacher said her choice was wrong, apparently making her feel that it was not just incorrect, but morally unacceptable. The teacher actually made the child stand in front of the class as an example of a bad girl. No wonder she was in tears—her childhood dreams were taken away from her, and she was humiliated for having them.

This incident is not simply a questionable decision on the teacher’s part, nor is it a bad yet defensible judgment. It is child abuse. It is criminal behavior. The teacher should be in prison.…

The failure is not just New York’s: Public education is a failure in every city across the entire country.…

h/t A♠ Morning Report
5 Other Totally Bogus Stories Designed To Hurt Trump The Media Got Away With
Gabe Kaminsky, The Federalist, Mar 16, 2021

The correction by The Washington Post concerning false information about a phone call between former President Donald Trump and the Georgia secretary of state’s chief investigator is no anomaly. The neglect of truth and preference for anonymous sources is deeply ingrained in the corrupt left-wing media’s strategy.…

  • CNN: The WikiLeaks Email
  • ABC: Michael Flynn’s Russian Relationship
  • NYT: 17 US Intelligence Agencies ‘Agree’
  • CNN: Scaramucci and the Russian Direct Investment Fund
  • Buzzfeed: Trump’s Direction to Lie
At 0:11, Biden's right hand appears to impossibly be closer than the mic, like a bad greenscreen.
h/t Jimco Industries on A♠
Ghost of Joe
The mics are on long sticks. His hand/arm moves past it...reaches forward past it. I'm not seeing the issue here.

Go to about the :35 second mark. You'll see the long arm of the mics as the camera pans back.

Posted by: Tami on A♠

Combination of low-res wash-out pixelization, or bad CGI?
h/t on A♠
More Ghost of Joe
Futurism Of The 1920s
The1920sChannel, YouTube, Aug 20, 2020 (12:38)


h/t A♠ Morning Report
Israeli Experts Announce First Discovery Of New Dead Sea Scrolls In 60 Years
Charlotte Pence Bond, Daily Wire, Mar 16, 2021

On Tuesday, Israeli experts announced their recent findings of new, additional Dead Sea Scroll fragments that include biblical text. Dozens of the scrolls were found in a cave in the desert and are believed to have been hidden there almost 1,900 years ago.…

This had shown up repeatedly in the YouTube recommended videos sidebar, but I didn't watch it until I saw Corner Stone on A♠ link to it. Really sweet cat.
Stray, Three-Legged Cat Who Spent 9 Winters Outside Has His Own Fireplace Now
The Dodo, YouTube, Mar 13, 2021 (4:25)