Mardi Gras, 2019

Today is Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras:

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Fat Tuesday was originally known as Shrove Tuesday, and in French, it is called Mardi Gras. Among the English-speaking peoples of Great Britain and her colonies, Fat Tuesday is often known as Pancake Day, because they used up their dairy and eggs by making pancakes and similar pastries. Likewise, Fat Tuesday is known as Paczki Day, after the rich, jelly-filled donuts made by Poles in Poland and the United States.

The period from the last Sunday before Lent through Fat Tuesday is known as Shrovetide (and, today, the term Mardi Gras is often applied to the entire period of Shrovetide). In the Mediterranean countries (where the languages are derived [from] Latin), Shrovetide is also known as Carnivale—that is, “goodbye to meat” (from carne, meat, and vale, farewell).

Why not make some traditional Polish Pączki for Mardi Gras? There’s a good recipe at this link. A lot of work, but worth it because they’re so delicious.

Have a safe and happy Mardi Gras!


105 responses to “Mardi Gras, 2019

  1. Hillary says she’s not running in 2020
    During an interview with News 12 on Monday, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated she isn’t going to run for president in 2020.
    That sentence really confused me. If you insert the word “the” before 2016 it makes more sense.
    Who would have thought?

  2. Woo! Look at this!
    I don’t have a way to embed a picture into these replies
    but go here:

    This is just informed talk, go to 16:24 into the video
    where you will see a correlation beyond random probability between
    the big tech companies insignii and occult luciferian symbolism.
    One occurrence is an accident. Two occurrences are weird but six occurrences are beyond mathematical probability.
    I remember once visiting Salem Massachusetts and my wife wanted to visit a museum about the witches they had there. One of the people standing in line asked “Will going in here somehow affect me?” She was assured no by the owners of the museum. I wasn’t so sure, I didn’t go in and I am also not so sure that this symbolic coincidence won’t also affect people.

    • I see it! I suppose one might argue that instead of coincidence or deliberate planning, it’s a lack of artistic imagination on the part of millennials coupled with their “it’s okay to copy; we all do it” attitude. 🙂

  3. For those who hate clowns, sorry for having two posts in a row with clowns! 🙂


    Ha, ha. Stick to it until the end. It’s well worth a few minutes.


    Have you noticed in your neck of the woods? I have. More and more Central Americans in public. Just saw a family (mother and two boys) at McDonald’s. Totally out of place. Totally unable to speak English or interact with anyone. Haven’t seen this for several years, since Trump’s election; but now that the courts have tied the president’s hands, they’re baaaaaaack. In record numbers. It IS a crisis. They do NOT belong here. If they do, then all the poor homeless people in San Francisco, similarly at risk of being victims of criminal gangs and drug traffickers, belong in Nancy Pelosi’s house.


    Is there a white resource center on any campus you know of?


    What’d I say? MULTIPLE times? Illegal immigrants, especially those from Central American, bring DISEASES and so are an immediate risk to the health and safety of OUR COUNTRY.


      POTUS IS RIGHT AND he’s doing the EXACT SAME THING OBAMA DID, BUT NOBODY IN THE DEMONCRAT PARTY COMPLAINED ABOUT THAT. Why? Because he was taking money to deliberately FURTHER this influx of illegal alien families, handing them, in effect, amnesty.

      “July 3rd, 2014 – President Obama requests $3,700,000,000 ($3.7 billion) in supplemental budget appropriations to deal with the border crisis. Only $109 million is for actual border security or efforts to stop the outflow from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Growing concern amid Democrats brings out a defense position that George Bush created the crisis in 2008.

      Hidden inside a massive budget request is President Obama seeking legal authorization to spend taxpayer funds for lawyers and legal proceedings on behalf of the UAC’s and their families.

      In essence congress is being asked to approve the executive branch’s violation of previous immigration law. Section 292 of the Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits representation of aliens “in immigration proceedings at government expense“. President Obama is seeking authorization to use taxpayer funds to provide the Illegal Aliens with government lawyers.

      It becomes increasingly obvious the spending request is to facilitate President Obama in expanding the services toward ALL illegal immigrants throughout the U.S.

      The stealth nature of the request is brilliant. Once the funds are established and appropriated the administration can then use millions of taxpayer funds to essentially integrate not only the UAC’s but any illegal alien currently within the system.

      The $3.7 Billion becomes the amnesty program Obama has sought but been blocked from achieving. …

      In response to the refusal of congress to allocate additional funding for the border crisis, President Obama declared the UAC issue a national emergency and diverted billions of allocated HHS funds to the border.

      Yes, that’s right, President Obama did exactly the same thing in 2014 that President Trump is doing in 2019.”

  8. ~ Millennials believe calling yourself a Socialist is Sexy <<< ????
    By Rick Moran
    Socialism has become "a new way to date" in Brooklyn, according to a
    New York Magazine writer. …. There's even an APP…… for That.

    Things have gotten so social with socialism that the young & restless now can consult a Dating App called Red Yenta to find the fellow socialist of their dreams. Creators Marissa Brostoff, 33, & Mindy Isser, 28, were concerned that socialist men were not dating socialist women, & described their new dating platform as a "communal service" to help filter through a potential date's political leanings.

    Things have picked up considerably.
    Indeed, when it becomes "hip" to dig on socialism, times are changing.
    Indeed …
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  9. ……….TRUMP ….. TRUMP !

    Best article I’ve ever read in Trump’s defense, and it had to be written by a foreigner…
    Amen – FINALLY, someone honest enough to recognize/report the truth!
    Trump is seen very favorably by Russians too.

    • “Black said that for more than two years, the United States and the world “have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative.”

      “It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one,” he wrote. …”

      Yep. Written by a foreigner. Is there even one DemoncRAT who would have the guts to admit this is true?

  10. Michelle Malkin: The Left Seeks to ‘Smear and Destroy Us All’ — ‘Good People Stand Up and Fight’
    During her March 1 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), columnist & best selling author Michelle Malkin stressed that “diversity is not our strength” but “Unity is,” & she called on the
    “good people” of America to “stand up & fight” against the political left,
    whose G O A م is “to smear & destroy us all.”

    “Our enemies are both Foreign & Domestic,” said Malkin at the conference held in National Harbor, Md. “Inside our already Flimsily defended Borders, we are not at peace, or rather, the radical left is not at peace with Us.”

    “We certainly should make common cause with others across the aisle who share our values, but we should not rush to embrace those whose fundamental aim is to Smear & Destroy US ALL,” she said. “That is Suicidal.”

    “Use the Tools at your disposal. Don’t just stand there. Do Something!”
    In conclusion, Malkin said, “Diversity is not our strength. And I know those words are a trigger. Diversity is not our strength. Unity is. Our common purpose is the common defense of our nation. Good people make America great. Good people stand up and fight. Thank you.”

    STAND ….. UP …… the end could Be ….. VERY …. SOON!!!

  11. PROTECT US WORKERS …. (from a good friend …)
    RE: H.R. 1044 “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act”.

    Dear Congressman LaMalfa:
    On behalf of the many American workers – including workers in the Tech, Healthcare, and Financial industry, the Protect US Workers writes in OPPOSITION to the Bill in the House, H.R. 1044. This Bill offers no protection to American workers who have been severely impacted by the insidious H-1B/L-1 visa program, thanks to corporate entities abusing these visa programs to in-source cheaper labor from one country alone – India. Furthermore, this Bill would impact foreign immigration from many countries other than India, and adversely create another major backlog.

    The Bill, H.R. 1044, would eliminate the per-country cap for employment based green cards. Eliminating the per-country cap would be a dramatic change in our immigration policy with negative consequences. It would take the country of origin for high-skilled workers completely out of the equation of who receives a visa, and instead allocate visas based on wait time. The result would exacerbate the current backlog. Only this time, it would affect citizens from the rest of the world as there are a finite amount of employment based green cards available each year (140,000), and over 600,000 foreign applicants from one country alone in queue for these limited green cards, and more added each year.

    Over the past two decades, U.S. employers who hire tech workers as permanent employees on the “temporary” H-1B program have thereby created long delays employment based green cards. While the H-1B program does not provide permanent residency in the U.S., high-tech employers have used this program to place permanent employees in the U.S. specifically from one country (India). These foreign workers will happily work for cheaper wages in exchange for immigration benefits, and the new dual-intent rule that Congress passed in 2005, that allows H-1B visas to be extended past the 6-year duration once a green card petition is filed, has allowed employers to cleverly exploit this legal loophole to keep bringing in more H-1B visa workers from the lone country of India. Simply removing country caps would not fix this issue, as more and more eager foreign workers (India) would come in even larger numbers once news hits of country caps being removed. This would create an even bigger incentive for employers to bring in eager foreign workers from India who will happily work for cheaper salaries in exchange for immigration benefits.

    Data shows that the majority of these H-1B visa workers from India are not “high skilled”, but simply low level entry level workers. Many of these large corporations like Disney and Verizon, laid off American workers in favor of cheaper H-1B visa workers from India. Often times, these American workers were required to TRAIN their foreign replacements in order to receive a severance package. If these are “high skilled” workers, why would they require to be trained by American workers? Oracle and Cisco were recently found guilty by the Department of Labor for strictly hiring only H-1B visa workers from India, and discriminating against American minorities and women. Many other companies have been busted by the Feds for running a pay-to-stay visa racketeering program which has resulted in even more Indians entering the queue for green cards.

    We urge you to NOT co-sponsor the bill, H.R. 1044, which does not fix the source of the backlog problem (the H-1B/L-1 visa program), offers no protections for American workers, and will ensure that another backlog will formulate which will affect citizens of all nationalities. Furthermore, the Bill will ensure that only India will receive the majority of these green cards for the many years to come, thereby limiting other countries from ever having a “fair” chance of applying for these employment based green cards.

    VP Protect US Workers

    • For all the good it will do. Way back, decades ago, when this process was first instigated, tech workers all over the country KNEW what the outcome would be. I know because I was one of them and saw the writing on the wall. Fully half the tech workers I knew were female. Fast forward to Silicon Valley, currently FULL of these foreign tech workers. Where are the females? IT was a well-integrated field, or at least on its way to becoming one. NOW, after the import of so many MEN from countries where men STILL “rule”, men who work for less than IT workers here wish to work, the field is, once again, for MALES. Of course, it was the AMERICAN females who were replaced and who now don’t fit in, culturally, in Silicon Valley, unless they work in some typically female field like human resources, public relations, etc. Now we have to listen to the arguments about how females need programs so they can learn to “code.” As if it’s THAT EASY. Taking a female and teaching her to “code” is not a recipe for a high-paying career. Just “coding” is the lowest level of job in the field, and they KNOW IT. In addition, they act AS IF you can teach ANYBODY to “code.” Perhaps so, in the same way you can teach people to speak and write in English. But does that mean the person writes WELL?

    • OMG. Exactly. We don’t need any more little Barrys and Moos. Sheesh! Talk about narcissim. Imagine if the POTUS had said something similar!

      • Scary to think he’s including Moo in the equation because of that theory out there that the crowded field of DemoncRATS will magically part and up the aisle will stroll Moo to save the day and the Party.




  13. Democrat ‘Full-Scale Brawl’ over Antisemitism
    Closed-Door Meeting Erupts

    YANK HER AZZ “OFF” …. as U placed HER IN .. “THAT SLOT”…
    & STICK her AZZ in another 1

    ~ Alex Haig •
    Tearing the democrat party apart is the only positive thing Islam is doing,
    so it’s good for something

    ~LonestarRedneck Alex Haig •
    I’m going to make some popcorn & enjoy the show. These freshman congresswoman are making for great 2020 soundbites.
    I love how they can’t even agree what is anti-Semitic.<<< ha'

    Other …just the Facts ….. About Michael Cohen
    According to the New York Times, Cohen Always carries a licensed
    Pistol …. in an ankle holster.
    Micheal Cohen is said to be worth $10 million. His investments range from Real Estate to owning a Fleet of taxis in New York City. He owns more than 200 Taxi medallions managed for him by Gene Friedman…. However, the licenses to operate in New York have Been Revoked ???
    Beyond working for Trump, Cohen is a lifelong Trump fan. He admits to reading Trump’s book Art of the Deal Twice as a young teenager.
    Cohen is a lover of flashy automobiles. As a University student, he drove
    a Porsche & he is said to own a Bentley.

    Micheal’s younger brother, Bryan is also married to a >>> Ukrainian.

  15. I expect Some Eyes 2 B opened, but some Jews are Far more concerned with political Correctness than their own Survival. More importantly, the percentage of Jewish voters in the electorate has been Declining for Decades, & reasonably soon, Muslims, whose immigration numbers have skyrocketed since 9/11/01, will outnumber Jews.<<< More importantly, the identity politics coalition now embraces Jew-hatred, for Muslims – a Billion-strong, worldwide force – are victims, while the 12 million or so Jews remaining in a post-Holocaust world are oppressors in that twisted victimology doctrine. The Democrats are now captives of this coalition.

    Rep. Ben Crenshaw sees what is going on: …yes he does…
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  16. …..A …. W A L L ….. is our ONLY ….. De- Fense now

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released its February
    statistics on Apprehensions at the border and it’s a doozy:

    That means that even with editorials such as this one, from the New York Post, arguing that stats show the CRISIS >> is real << & Congress must
    D O
    something about I T, BUTT" Congress isn't going to do anything about it.

    Only a wall is going to do something about it. That's all we have left. President Trump's declaration of an emergency then, is the right course
    of action. The crisis is congressionally made, & that's the emergency.
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    TRICKS …more TRICKS … is what they KNOW 24/7 .. slime & worse!

    In addition to immigration policy problems, the behavior of the far left has also greatly Focused American’s mind on 2020. For example, voters & potential voters are witnessing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s public anti-Semitic smears, Rashida Tlaib’s on-camera promise to >> “impeach the motherf****r!” << & Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet declaration that ICE is comprised of rapists & that ICE “pins children down + forcibly injects them w/ antipsychotic drugs.” All this is after the disgraceful Judge Kavanagh debacle, & many, many more shameful displays such as legislation that supports infanticide.
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  18. “Sooner or later, because of the nearness & the border, the personal relationships, the human relationships, the Mexico-United States relationship is going to return to what it was or even better than before,” Campos said. “So meanwhile, develop the other markets that could be very beneficial to Mexico.”

    Billboards welcoming FORD had been sprinkled around San Luis Potosi
    in recent months.
    But only a D A Y …. after the company’s announcement, the
    sign across the highway from the Plant WAS …. Already D O W N !!!

    U all can >>>HELP USA <<< ….PAY 4 that BEAUTIFUL … WALL ???

    • “In the interview Dennis, who lives with two people who both identify as transgender, one of whom she is married to, said she would not reveal the gender of her baby and even the birth-certificate says ‘sex-unknown’.

      ‘I’m in a multi-adult family, there’s three of us with an eight-year-old and a one-year-old. All the adults in our household identify as transgender – I’m legally married to one and in a relationship with another,’ she said.

      ‘All children at this age are unable to understand gender. The child doesn’t have any gender yet.’

      Dennis, who identifies as non-binary, said her mother did not know Sparrow’s assigned sex during the first three months of the child’s life even though she was living with the family. …”

      A “non-binary transgender?” We need a Venn Diagram for this. This one doesn’t seem to do it, though:

      I’m so confused!

  19. Corsi Refers to Obama’s Alleged “Official 1961 Birth Records from Kenya”
    On Thursday, March 7, 2019 …. +Comments

    by Sharon Rondeau

    (Mar. 7, 2019) — In an interview Monday evening with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, former Infowars Washington Bureau Chief Jerome Corsi told Cooper he “wants to see the official birth records from Kenya” allegedly belonging to Barack Hussein Obama, known as the U.S.’s 44th president.

    • all this TIME …. ???

      Exclusive: Corsi >>>> Corrects the Record <<<<

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      • ~ Richard Schaum ….^^^^
        The micro film strip for the Year & Day date Obama claimed to be Born is Missing in Hawaii. I’m sure Corsi knows of this from FBI reports in 2009 then was retracted. It was also found there were NO Legal name changes from actual birth name to Barry & back to BHO,II. There are no Legal/lawful records that exist anywhere with the current name Obama claims as his. The inside DOJ joke was, all R playing into the trap of playing the game of trying to prove a negative.
        Ask Corsi about this.

        ~ TRUMP IS 43RD PRESIDENT…barry & chester WERE INELIGIBLE
        The writing is on the wall…done deal…he’s super-mega-massively protected until he’s embalmed.

  20. NOW SHE’s talk-in’ …. TRASH! …..bring it ON!

    Ilhan Omar Trashes Obama: ‘Hope and Change’ was a Mirage…

    • You know your party’s in trouble WHEN>> Nancy Pelosi looks like <>> Obama “Pretty Face” Who Got Away with Murder <<>>>
      >>>>>> Barack Obama <<<<<< in her latest interview.
      This comes the day after Democrats failed to condemn her 4 her
      anti-Semitic attacks in the past few weeks.

    • Isn’t it amazing? Omar is rebuked for her anti-Semitic comments implying that Jews who support Israel have divided loyalties, divided allegiance, and are less than American while at the same time her supporters, who live in our country, who live in Minnesota, meet and greet her waving Somali flags. Does she rebuke THEM or is her outrage reserved only for Jews with “divided loyalties and allegiances?” What does she say about the Mexican-Americans (if they’re even AMERICANS) who wave Mexican flags on Cinco de Mayo out west, at school celebrations? Or does she reserve her criticism ONLY for Jews, thus proving the allegation that she’s ANTI-SEMITIC? If Americans aren’t supposed to support their countries of origin or ancestry, lest they seem disloyal to this country, then everybody, no matter their race or national origin, OUGHT TO BE EQUALLY CRITICIZED BY OMAR. When she’s greeted by crowds of purported Somali-Americans who wave Somali flags, does she rebuke them?

  21. ~ JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS ….. Friday, March 8, 2019 at 9:10 AM
    The Whoreable Nancy Pelosi’s California Crime Family:

    Our heart-earned tax dollars fund a Gangster Garbage Government (GGG)
    & We the Governed have essentially consented to a collusive Congress of Criminals allowing a crack-&-pot crackpot muslim miscreant (Obama) to sneak into the White House 08-28-08- 2016.

    It’s upside down, it’s out of control with a gangster life all its own. Nancy’s Party of Crime goes phishing into Donald Trump’s taxes, real estate dealings & everything-Donald-Trump praying it finds one impeachable offense that it can amplify 1000 times to remove Trump & his hopeful supporters off the world stage!

    But no a one of them drills down into Obama’s past to arrest Obama for crimes against our Constitutional Republic!

    End Pelosi’s “Russia Collusion” Hoax, Begin Trump’s “natural born Citizen (nbC) Collusion” Indictments

    Lincoln’s War Between the States 1861- 1865 (Republicans vs Southern Democrats)
    Trump’s War Between the States of Mind 08-28-08 – ? (Americans vs unAmericans)

    Only Trump can Save America now within a disintegrating fully Indictable
    US Government:

    1. Over-ride Obama’s Executive Order 13489 & let everything-Barry-Soetoro be released for public consumption

    2. Indict Pelosi, Obama, Bill & Hillary, Valerie, Holder, Lynch, Comey, Muellar, Rosenstein, Sessions &, about 100 top Government Gangsters in all, & prosecute them for crimes, attempted coup, & “nbC Collusion” against our Constitutional Republic.

    3. Send donations to The P&E to eventually preserve it’s decade of daily archives (beginning on 08-28-09) in the Library of Congress et al for the next 100 years so future American citizens can educate themselves about THE GREATEST GOVERNMENT-TREASON AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC since it was fought for & formed in 1789.

    When did you last donate to The P&E?


  22. Winning the Hearts & Minds of Middle America: Cory Booker
    Tells Meat Eaters
    Their Days R Numbered

    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) told a group of supporters in Iowa that the Green New Deal is Like fighting World War II.

    really??? …. NOT ME!!!

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