Thursday Open Thread – May 1st

Tomb of the UnknownOur 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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55 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – May 1st

  1. Moishe Pipik says:

    Kerryspeak:

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    OK, I happened upon the following link. It’s filled with those videos of wonder, awe, joy, and tears — in case you need a little lift with all the horrible news swooping around us:

    http://faithtap.com/

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    If Oprah doesn’t win the bid, it will be the double whammo: war against women *and* racism.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/us-nba-clippers-idUSBREA3S0UU20140430

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  4. Sentenza says:

    Sundance, check out the photo of the feral miscreant in this story.

    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/25373283/spartanburg-waffle-house-shooting-video-released-sparks-new-debate#.U195zzQ2TZI.facebook

    Shades of Trayvon Martin much?

    There’s a 73% chance that this kid had an arrest record.

    * Seventy percent of violent felons had a prior arrest
    record, and 57% had at least one prior arrest for a
    felony. Sixty-seven percent of murderers and 73% of
    those convicted of robbery or assault had an arrest
    record.

    So, the family in this case are most likely lying.

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    • stella says:

      So happy that this outrageous practice was finally ended. Nothing more than state-sponsored theft from people who could scarcely afford it.

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      • I had heard a little bit about this and was amazed it had actually become law. If IN had followed suite, my parents would have been at risk for loosing their home. Mom took care of dad for 5 years as he slowly seccumed to heart & lung disease. We were already paying for what they couldn’t. (And my mother can stretch a dollar farther than anyone I know.) Even $30 a month would have been an awful blow. Glad it’s been repealed.

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    • doodahdazee says:

      Over 900 days left. He has plenty of time to finish his work. Health care destroyed…check. Military decimated…check. Middle Class destroyed…check.

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    • texan59 says:

      Good.

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      • stella says:

        Double good. Hey, Tex, how does your garden grow?

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        • texan59 says:

          It’s slowly coming around. Hope to have a few pics on teh FB this weekend. Has it thawed out up your way? 😉

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          • stella says:

            Yeah, grass is growing, a few Spring flowers are up – no tulips or daffs yet.

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            • The Tundra PA says:

              Green with envy here. I’m still waiting for the last of the snowpile on each side of my house (not the north side either) to melt. And hoping to be frost free by mid May. It was 20 degrees this morning. I know, I know, it’s my choice to live here. Dear ol’ Dad frequently says “I ain’t feelin’ sorry for ya, ya had all last summer to move outta that place!”

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              • stella says:

                We’ve had a couple of teaser days – one above 70*. This week, highs in the fifties and lows in the forties, so we’re making progress. I’m still waiting for the day of “green haze”, when the leaves on the trees all start to pop out. That won’t be long coming now! My forsythia is blooming (starting anyway), and the grape hyacinth. The bleeding hearts are a a few inches out of the ground, the lilac is starting to pop leaves, and the hostas are just peeking their heads out of the ground. I have daffodil and tulip leaves, but no flowers. It’s coming for sure!

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                • hoosiergranny says:

                  We have mid-March temps this week. But by mid-next week, we could be in the 80’s. As always, if you don’t like the weather in Indiana, wait a few minutes and it will change. (I will not be planting tomatoes on Mother’s Day as usual. I’m conservative so will be waiting a few extra weeks.)

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                • stella says:

                  I usually don’t plant until Memorial Day – but I’m a little north of you.

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  5. Moishe Pipik says:

    What’s amazing to me is that incidences of white people saying “racist” statements about black people are SO RARE that the President has time to personally comment on each one.

    And it’s the same with incidences of white people shooting black people–even in self defence. We get a personal response from the President.

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  6. doodahdazee says:

    For todays routine par he wants to set up toll booth’s on the Interstate. After all his inner city hood’s do not drive anyway.

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    • Sassy1 says:

      I saw that story about Interstate tolls on Breitbart this morning. This administration’s tentacles are reaching everywhere they can and squeezing the life out of everything they touch. It’s never-ending. Does the middle class need it? Destroy it!!!

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    • stella says:

      They’ll probably get government jobs at the toll booths, represented by the SEIU.

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  7. texan59 says:

    Want to know why the libs win? They don’t quit. Ever. 👿

    http://blog.heartland.org/2014/04/a-key-ingredient-in-the-lefts-wins-persistence/

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  8. texan59 says:

    It appears Mr. Sterling is not going to take his lifetime ban lying down.

    http://buzz.io/6012/donald-sterling-to-sue-nba-for-1-7-billion/

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  9. nyetneetot says:

    Only in Seattle:

    annual, un-permitted May Day Anticapitalist March:
    Thursday at 6:00 PM
    On May 1st, we will be meeting at SCCC at 6pm and marching into downtown Seattle to protest against the Capitalist police state and continuing pillage of civil liberties.

    This march has an end goal for the day; to ReOccupy public space. We will not be divulging tactics on this event page. All planning will be done inperson in a secure location that most of you will not know about. Why? Because, in order to keep the people safe from police, we need to maintain a security culture that protects our common interests, including safety from brutally psychotic cops who seem to delight in the abuse of their fellow humans and push people around.

    Don’t worry about where we are going to Occupy. We have a plan, and we intend to implement that plan and successfully Occupy public space for an indefinite period of time.

    This introduction will be updated as we progress. Thank you.

    UPDATE: There are now 2 anticapitalist events taking place in Seattle. This one at SCCC at 6:00pm, and the one at the King County Juvenile Detention Center at 6:30pm. Please, share both flyers, indiscriminately. (A)

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Hmmmm, is this a glimpse into a reality of that awaits the people of Ukraine. Viva la Revolution!
    ….
    Modern-day slave trade snares Moldovans
    http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/modern-day-slave-trade-snares-moldovans-345856.html
    …. Of course you would need to know what Moldova was like before 1991 to put this in context.

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  11. doodahdazee says:

    AAARRRGHHH! It is gonna be Bush V. Hillabeast ARRRGGGHHH! I quit!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Is it wrestling? Kinda like Putin vs. bear? GWB vs. willabeast on pay-per-view! I think they’d make quite a bit of money on that. A lot of Bush haters would like to see him gored by a wildebeest….
      Oh I see, I misread that. Never mind.

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      • doodahdazee says:

        We might as well make Mexico, P.R., and Cuba, three more states and sit back and watch the carnage. Ola! Como Estas Seniorita? Might as well just vote the lesser of two evils and hope for the best. But the Democrats will beat them easy. I can see it now. Ya can’t afford to be a Republican. They are subsidizing the lower middle class and we are screwed. Jeb Bush, good grief. I am going to abstain. I predict he is in like flint.

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  12. nyetneetot says:

    More Benghazi news;
    So our administration picked sides and ran guns, then manufactured a narrative to hide everything here to the American public when an incident occurred.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2617592/Preparing-war-Ukraine-puts-troops-combat-alert-Russian-invasion-weeks-inaction-against-pro-Kremlin-uprising.html
    …..
    Oops, sorry wrong link…… or is it?

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