Happy Easter!

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49 Responses to Happy Easter!

  1. Maureen Lang says:

    And a very Happy Easter to you too, dear brother.
    Here’s hoping all SST/TA readers, commenters, & posters are having a pleasant holiday weekend spent in the company of family & friends.

  2. Alba Etie says:

    I read Carl Sandburgh’s “To A Contemporay Bunkshooter ” to celebrate Redemption . Happy Easter indeed.

  3. Tyler says:

    “Touch me not.” Happy Easter, all.

  4. turcopolier says:

    Tyler
    I thought today of how the Banana Man crawled out into the firebreak in the Michelin to try to drag my wounded successor out of the beaten zone. I hope there was a reward for him to go to and that the man who said “Noli me Tangere” was waiting for them both. pl

  5. Tyler says:

    Sir,
    I can’t imagine why not, it sounds like they earned their salvation. I can only hope he is there when I go out the door the last time, or that St. Mike comes to fetch me to him.

  6. confusedponderer says:

    Happy Easter!

  7. Charles I says:

    Happy Easter to one and all. Glorious weekend at cottage.

  8. Maureen Lang says:

    Thank you for posting this Sandburgh work, AE.

  9. Maureen Lang says:

    Old friends have a cottage on Blue Chalk Lake up in Ontario, Charles I. Hope you had as much of a good weekend as we always have there. Happy Easter.

  10. Lord Curzon says:

    Happy Easter Colonel, and to all my fellow correspondents.

  11. Charles says:

    Happy Easter. Glorious weekend at cottage – after wading through the 200 feet of knee high flooded road. Hip waders were hanging on the other side in the biffy.

  12. Albion says:

    First time post, newbie to the hive, happy Easter all and thank you kind sir.

  13. WILL says:

    Kama al-Messiah min baynil el-Mwaat

  14. LeaNder says:

    Happy Easter, everyone.

  15. georgeg says:

    Happy Easter to all. I thank you all for keeping me informed…..

  16. Jackrabbit says:

    Happy Easter!
    Peace is not the absence of conflict,
    It is the presence of justice.
    – MLK

  17. SmoothieX12 says:

    Christ is Risen, or, as they say in Russia–Христос Воскресе. Happy Easter all.

  18. cynic says:

    Easter prayers, especially in memory of the estimated half million Syrian Christians murdered, mutilated or driven out by the savages, at the instigation of you know who.

  19. Dubhaltach says:

    Happy Easter to all here.

  20. D says:

    Happy Easter, President Erdoğan
    “Could there be a coup in Turkey?”
    https://www.aei.org/publication/could-there-be-a-coup-in-turkey/

  21. BraveNewWorld says:

    Lovely. Regime change didn’t create a big enough stain on humanity and kill enough people so now the Saudi bought American think tanks are scheming regime change in Turkey. ENOUGH ALLREADY!!!!

  22. Barish says:

    Paskalyanız kutlu olsun, arkadaşlar!
    While the Quran refutes the demi-godhead of Christ – through Christ himself, no less -, Hazreti Isa, as well as his mother Maryam, is still held in high esteem as one of many prophets therein.
    And what better Easter present than to see Tadmor, the “pearl”, liberated, and the bafflement on the part of MSM?

  23. ex-PFC Chuck says:

    And a late Happy Easter to all here!
    Chuck

  24. Petrous says:

    A very haapy Easter to you and all members of this extraordinary forum. Thanks for everything.

  25. Bill Herschel says:

    Listened to the hymns today. 866 in the missal I found particularly beautiful. There was another whose number I failed to remember. To love another person is to see the face of God.

  26. Thirdeye says:

    ….and David Cameron is sulking somewhere:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/why-is-david-cameron-so-silent-on-the-recapture-of-palmyra-from-the-clutches-of-isis-a6955406.html
    “….Vladimir Putin’s drive to liberate it from Islamic State exposed the west’s ‘ineffective’ response to the Syria crisis, [London Mayor] Boris Johnson has said.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/27/british-archaeologists-should-help-rebuild-palmyra-says-boris-johnson

  27. ked says:

    Easter Vigil was a special one – my daughter-in-law was Confirmed. Two weeks ago I lost one of my closest college friends to cancer after a very tough battle. Transformation is a hard challenge, but what else are we here for?

  28. kooshy says:

    Happy easter to all

  29. Kerim says:

    Happy Easter celebration to all!!

  30. elaine says:

    March 25th is Annunciation Day, when the Angel Gabriel told Mary she was chosen to
    be the Mother of Jesus & somehow this year it’s also Easter; kinda like full circle
    in 1 day. I’ll probably never figure out all the calendars. Happy Easter.

  31. elaine says:

    Whoopsey daisey I really messed up. March 25 was Good Friday not Easter, anyway
    the calendars are still very confusing…I really need some sleep…March 25 is still Annunciation day

  32. Croesus says:

    I’ve been reading Crime and Punishment. Serendipitously, this weekend’s reading brought me to Raskolnikov’s meeting with Sonia, and her reading to him of the story of Lazarus.
    Many commentaries see this scene as the heart of the novel, and grace and redemption a consistent theme in Dostoevsky’s writing.
    Happy Easter to All.

  33. cynic says:

    More Easter greetings from Muslims. In addition to blowing up lots of Christians in a park in Pakistan, now it seems they’ve murdered Indian nuns, kidnapped a priest and crucified him in Yemen.
    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3416/1905/original.jpg

  34. kao_hsien_chih says:

    Indeed He is risen. Belated Easter greetings to all!

  35. turcopolier says:

    cynic
    I am trying to avoid writing about these bestialities. There is nothing good that can be said about it. I would observe that when Ali Abdullah Salih was president of Yemen the Catholic Order of the White Fathers had a contract from the government to care for inmates in the national prisons. Salih did not crucify priests. He employed them. pl

  36. MRW says:

    All 1.7 billion Muslims do things like that?

  37. MRW says:

    re: Cynic,
    “Salih did not crucify priests. He employed them.
    Of course he would. Tolerance for other religions is a tenet of the real Islamic religion.

  38. turcopolier says:

    MRW
    “the real Islamic religion” Which one is that? To which ijma’ on the nature of Islam are you referring? pl

  39. LeaNder says:

    it must be highly intoxicating to speak as representative of US power. Which, as he tells us by now is bipartisan or of one mind. In case we didn’t notice. Could that be some type of elite consent?
    Amazing.
    Apparently recent Turkish law matters less then EU and US public opinion? Well, maybe the powers-that-be have to make some concessions for this new Builder of Palaces?
    “Neither European nor American public opinion would likely be sympathetic to the execution of Erdoğan, his son and son-in-law, or key aides like Egemen Bağış and Cüneyd Zapsu, although they would accept a trial for corruption and long incarceration. Erdoğan might hope friends would rally to his side, but most of his friends — both internationally and inside Turkey — are attracted to his power. Once out of his palace, he may find himself very much alone, a shriveled and confused figure like Saddam Hussein at his own trial.”
    Nato? No problem, remember Greece?

  40. LeaNder says:

    Pat, I indirectly thought about that, when someone here linked to a site containing a photo presenting Desert Falcon’s retaliatory* beheadings.
    *Purely? No Arabist, as you know.
    Anyway, such glee could backfire.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beheading_in_Islam

  41. MRW says:

    The Prophet’s words. Wasn’t it called the Saheefah?

  42. Medicine Man says:

    Have a peaceful Easter, merry gentlemen and ladies.

  43. turcopolier says:

    Leander
    Somebody send me the link and I will tell you what is said or written. pl

  44. Babak Makkinejad says:

    Those scum neither know nor care about such finer points.
    There is a Tradition of the Prophet: “A State can last in Unbelief, but not in Injustice.”
    I wonder how long it will be before Pakistan’s government is overthrown – an Islamic Republic that cannot even protect these poor “dhammi” from depredations of these scum.

  45. Babak Makkinejad says:

    It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more than 3 billion Muslims in the world.
    Almost all of those Muslims would be living outside of the Old Seljuk boundary and thus would lack the sophistication and the richness of the Turko-Persian Culture & Civilization.
    They will not even have the bare minimum to deal with the world of 2050 – in my opinion.
    That is why it is so important to the international stability & security to end the various religious wars within and without the world of Islam.

  46. turcopolier says:

    LeaNder et al
    I still have not received a link to a video of Syrian soldiers beheading prisoners. Where is it? pl

  47. LeaNder says:

    sorry, Colonel.
    I should log into typepad from now on. Maybe that will prevent me from flying off into my inner la-la-lands. I also would have noticed your interest earlier. Stupid idea to mention it at all, maybe?
    Thomas alerted me to this, Here we go. Not beheading prisoners, but posing with heads like trophies.
    Forwarded by cynic:
    http://tinyurl.com/cynic-Palmyra-thread
    Direct Image Link:
    http://tinyurl.com/Nawaz-Al-Nouri
    Photo Subtitle:
    A Syrian Army NCO flanked by Desert Falcons shows his stuff here in a photo sent by Khalid Nawaz Al-Nouri. They liked close shaves.
    Article Link:
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/jya67xz
    Blog: Syrian Perspective – Editor: Ziad Fadel, Attorney for 35 years and Supreme Court Certified Interpreter for Arabic/English

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