Friday Open Thread – December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day)

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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111 Responses to Friday Open Thread – December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day)

  1. rumpole2 says:

    My Kind of Christmas Picture…..


  2. ottawa925 says:

    US Marine Corps. Silent Drill. This is an absolutely stunning performance. Please watch to the end. This is an all white platoon, led by a black Sgt. They are working with the champion weapon of WWII, the MI Garand. The weapon weighs in excess of 10 lbs., so keep that in mind. At approx. 3:06 Sgt. performs inspection routine. It is outstanding. When I think of the all the black young men that are wasting their lives away in gangs, etc., not trying to make anything of themselves and then I see this black man … I’m proud he is black and I’m proud he is a Marine. THAT’s what I’m talking about ppl. He displays confidence, dignity, strength … oops, I’m profiling again.

    • Menagerie says:

      Thank you for posting this. It is a fine way to start the day. Sometimes it helps to remember that there are fine young men and women like this who serve our country. Since the election, I too often fall into depression thinking of the young people who have fallen into the “gimme” mindset.

    • Sharon says:

      sometimes in the middle of the night when sleep is nowhere around, I watch music performances and also these types of things. Love it. The pride. The skill. The preparation. The “I love my rifle, I sleep with my rifle. My rifle is my friend.” Excellent.

      • ottawa925 says:

        Glad you enjoyed that, Sharon. I am still amazed that they can perform those manevers with a weapon that is a lil over 10 lbs. Ever pickup like a … 10 lb. roast, turkey or ham? heh. So to be so precise takes a lot of dedication. But one of my main reasons for posting the video was not only military (for 12/7), but also a side comment of sorts on the Zimmerman case. When you see black and white working together … it’s awe inspiring. They have mutual respect for one another otherwise they could never accomplish what you see in that video. It makes me swell with pride not only to see these young men perform, but to see that skin color does not have to make a difference when you respect one another. When there is no respect … everything falls apart. This is in ALL relationships. Sharon, save this video for tonight when you can’t sleep. A gal friend of mine that I went to grade school and high school with was involved with drum and bugle corp. Her older brother was also. On a Monday, my friend did not show up for school, and we learned that her brother was killed by lightening performing on the field in competition. In any event, she still keeps up with all the ppl from her old days in the D&B corp., and not too long ago she shared a video performance of a competition that was really good. I submit to you … The Bluecoats (turn your sound up … cause it starts out pretty soft and builds to a fantastic crescedo):

  3. WeeWeed says:

    Good morning, treepers – TGIF! Today is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


  4. texan59 says:

    Mittens has $25M leftover. GREAT PLANNING YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!

  5. Menagerie says:

    A little Scottish Christmas humor to start the day.

    A man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says, “I hate to ruin your day but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”
    ‘Dad, what are you talking about?’ the son screams.
    “We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer” the father says. “We’re sick of each other and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Leeds and tell her.”
    Franticly, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.
    “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this!” She calls Scotland immediately, and screams at her father “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.
    The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.

    ‘Sorted! They’re coming for Christmas – and they’re paying their own way.’

    • WeeWeed says:

      Yer Christmas shoppin’, too, huh??? :D

    • Sharon says:

      There are two gun shops here in the Willamette Valley (OR) who are specifically pushing their Christmas Boom Sales with language referencing the election–I mean LINKING the reasoning….with words like, “due to the recent election…..” and “considering the results of the recent election”….absolutely cracks me up. No wilting wallflower NRA types around here….they buy, they carry, they shoot and they’re loud and proud! Love ‘em!

  6. texan59 says:

    I did not find our resident kitteh anywhere in this slide show! :lol:

    • WeeWeed says:

      :lol: :lol: :lol: I love that one on the couch!!! LOLOL!!!! Look at the eyes……totally zoned….

    • Menagerie says:

      Ever since she left the Betty Feline Clinic, she has been clean. We are all so proud of her, especially out there in Catifornia, where that medical cat nip can be had on every corner.

      • WeeWeed says:

        Amen, Menage – we’re SUPER proud of her!!

      • Ad rem says:

        Psst….rumor has it Menage opened some of her X-mas presents early….

        • WeeWeed says:

          (I’m cryin’, here!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Godzilla’s already thundering down the hall to kill me…..)

        • Menagerie says:

          Puddy! You said you deleted that picture! You pinky promised!

          • Ad rem says:

            Sorry…..For all intents and purposes….unenforceable. Cats do not have “pinkies”. :-(

            • Menagerie says:

              I knew I drank too much Jack. Sigh.

              • Ad rem says:

                And like the unscrupulous beast I am….I took advantage. Photobucket
                Memo from Dog to Master… Re: Cat
                “The cat is despicable. She doesn’t do any tricks and never comes when you call and I’ve been there and I know she can hear you. We need to face facts: It’s time to get rid of the cat. Before the cat’s arrival, meals were very festive times. I would sit and stare attentively at your lips, trembling slightly and drooling. You would play the game of pretending to be cross and demand that I leave the area, but whenever you cooked dinner your children would slip me food under the table. Now, though, the cat is allowed to jump on the table – actually physically walk on the table! You don’t yell at the cat, you just pick her up and put her back on the floor, and I know you don’t see it, but she always gives me a haughty look as she walks past me.”

    • aliashubbatch says:

      Well someone has to be playing music while they party,


      • aliashubbatch says:

        Could be teh hoodie that had the scent of nip,

        or when you were trying to destroy my model building screamin, “Run! It’s Catzilla!”


        • Ad rem says:

          I haz been PAWned!!! ……..(I wondered why the city was so small….)
          “The monster towers above the city, wreaking havoc on the buildings below. No, its not Godzilla, it your cat! Check out this corrugated cardboard couch saver. Designed to look like a skyline of city buildings, this stylish kitty scratching post is a must for architectural fans. Not since Godzilla and King Kong has an animal taken out more frustration on tall buildings.”

        • ctdar says:

          Hoodah kittah up top missing her skittles & watermelon drank

        • Sharon says:

          Hoodie Kitteh is scary.

  7. Sentenza says:

    If anyone one thinks that Jesse Jackson has respect for the law, go watch the video here:

    It’s a story from a while back about a couple of feral miscreants that decided to assault a police officer after they broke the law. Jesse Jackson thought it was some kind of racial incident.

    If they don’t respect a uniformed cop, why are they going to respect some random citizen?

  8. ytz4mee says:

    More deliberate dumbing down of the publik skool curriculum:
    English classics to be dropped in favor of “informational materials”

  9. ottawa925 says:

    It was very disturbing on this fine morning to learn that the nurse that was duped in the prank call with Kate was in the hospital for acute morning sickness … killed herself. Just awful. Why do ppl perform pranks like that? apparently she got so much backlash that it was too much her. Just sick about this. Wish a team a treepers were around her to pull her up and give her confidence. Just horrible when ppl do stuff and don’t think what the consequences could be. Poor unsuspecting soul.

    • aliashubbatch says:

      Can you elaborate on this? Did Kate die or a nurse, my comprehension is slow today.

      • WeeWeed says:

        The nurse, poor thing…..

      • ottawa925 says:

        Some goof radio station from Sydney called the hospital that Kate was at and pretending to be Queen Elizabeth asked to speak to her nurse. The person who took their life was the person who took the original call apparently believing it was Queen Elizabeth. She then transferred the call to Kate’s nurse, who also was duped and said (paraphrasing) she’s resting nicely and doing well, etc. Because of criticism by Brits the woman took her life. She was still alive when found but died shortly afterward. This is all according to Fox News.

        • aliashubbatch says:

          But why take her life over that? What kind of criticism was being said about her? (No haz TV, so I no can find out)

        • Sharon says:

          Unfortunately, England seems to have a habit of failing their royals when it comes to security–remember when the Queen woke up to find an intruder in her bedroom?

          This situation sheds some sad light on the courage, endurance, humility, and raw personal bravery of George Zimmerman.

        • stellap says:

          I think there must be more to this than what we know. A woman doesn’t take her life over a prank. From what I have heard, her boss and other coworkers were supportive.

  10. nameofthepen says:

    Hi, Treepers. I’m in unfamiliar territory here, since I mostly hang out on the GZ branches. But, I decided this was probably the best place to post this lil’ nugget for y’all, and get it seen. It’s really sumpin’!

    So why did Obama lie about the date that Osama was killed? Was it timed to further control the media by giving them a new, sexier story than a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing the next morning in Pasadena, CA, that confirmed that Obama’s real, unforged Constitutional credentials had/have NEVER been vetted by any court or anyone in any State or Federal government agency?

  11. ottawa925 says:

    Weather still mild in Chicago area, so I decided to go to the Park and video tape my activities. It’s been awhile and things have not changed … for me anyway:

  12. Sharon says:

    And those of you who are stateside thought things were bad on US college campuses…. Jewish students at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland are literally dropping out of school and fleeing the campus out of fear from ‘pro-Palestinian protesters.’

  13. anwtex says:

    I don’t even have the words to express the disgust I am feeling about this repugnant little dirty twerp….I am beyond revolted!

    This is snipped to bits—I could not stomach reading the entire thing so just did a cursory glance–

    ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Singing
    About Killing Americans

    …the pop singer behind the hit “Gangnam Style” — says he “will forever be sorry” for performing a song in 2004 that called for the killing of “Yankees” … and is begging for Americans to accept his apology.

    The song in question was called, “Dear Americans” … and featured the lyrics, “Kill those f*cking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives.”

    He continues, “Kill those f—ing Yankees who ordered them to torture … Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers … Kill them all slowly and painfully.”

    I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months — including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them

  14. Sharon says:

    Another bit of ebidentz illustrating that NO republican seems to have the interests of freedom and constitutional government running in their veins. I’m not even surprised anymore. Disgusted. But not surprised. And I really don’t give a fig what his “reasons” are.

    As House Speaker John Boehner continues to hide the details of what happened and why during his conservative purge of House committees, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan is eschewing comment and instead directing all inquiries about the purge to Boehner’s office.

  15. Sharon says:

    And….in other news—Iran is shaking in their boots…all skeert of the US because of our giant POTUS and his military skills.

    As the Obama administration insists there is no proof Iran has captured a second U.S. drone, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says it’s time for the U.S. to count their drones.

    According to an IRGC spokesman, if the U.S. takes time to count their drones, “the capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute.”

    The IRGC announced their alleged possession of the ScanEagle drone on Tuesday, when they claimed it crossed into Iranian airspace and was captured.

  16. howie says:

    Things anti-NWO are disappearing off the internet.

  17. Hullo, dahlings. Popping in for a quick hullo before I fire up the taxi again…ba back soon, hope everyone is well.

  18. WeeWeed says:

    So stone me. I like to understand the words when I listen to music! :D Merry Christmas, y’all. In case I wake up dead tomorrow.

  19. ctdar says:

    Robbery of over $100,000 pieces of jewelery at Issas’ home, wonder what else they got? Hope LE did a bug sweep there afterwards

  20. texan59 says:

    The PC “……Night Before Christmas”

  21. texan59 says:

    A little Christmas cheer Strait from Texas. :D

  22. Here…have some culture, featuring Nick Jonas. Don’t blame me, Tex specifically requested it.

  23. texan59 says:

    For my bestie! Night all. I gotta go home in the mornin’. :D

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