Wednesday Open Thread – April 15th

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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165 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread – April 15th

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Hey anybody around? Another great Pirate game, 2-0 Tigers. Lights are on!

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  2. zephyrbreeze says:

    This man is asking for our prayers. He is being sued by the NAACP.

    He is a black man, the product of rape, and the co-founder of the Radiance Foundation, a pro-life organization.

    He dared parody the NAACP in an article in which he called it:
    The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People – which, considering it’s enthusiasm for and participation in promoting abortion – it is.

    They have sued his organization, and have sued him personally. NAACP has spent over 1 million dollars on the case. The ACLU has weighed in too, – on his side.

    “Ryan Bomberger: Our lawyers from Alliance Defending Freedom are very thorough. Chuck Allen, as a trademark attorney, understands the Lanham Act – which the NAACP is trying to use to crush our right to free speech.

    “He understands that the Lanham Act is to prevent actual trademark infringement, where you use someone’s trademark to try and confuse them into selling a similar product or a similar abuse or infringement of trademark.

    “People can listen to the 4th Circuit hearing on our website. It’s a surreal experience because you hear our lawyer clearly laying out that this is a news article. It’s non-commercial speech; just because of a Donate button on a non-profit’s page, it does not make it commercial speech. Otherwise, every charitable organization that happens to mention another organization’s name would then be violating the Lanham Act and infringing on someone’s trademark.”

    http://www.lifenews.com/2015/04/14/why-did-the-naacp-sue-to-silence-this-black-pro-life-leader/

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  3. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Mornin’ Col. Here’s some good news. We have a natural born citizen giraffe, product of Texas and Nebraska ! Keep the lights on and the fort safe, Sir. ! God bless you !

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/04/14/dallas-zoo-sports-a-new-natural-born-american-citizen-giraffe/

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  4. hoosiergranny says:

    Morning/good night, all. Should be another beautiful spring day today.

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    Thought this was interesting:

    Responses to Popular Arguments for Abortion Rights

    https://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/neil-shenvi-responds-to-popular-arguments-for-abortion-rights/

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  6. BertDilbert says:

    Here is the new way to lower officer involved shootings, what do y’all think. It is slightly above a taser in effectiveness and the officer does not have to leave the vehicle to deploy incapcitating force.

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  7. rashomon says:

    Well worth the read if you are tired of having executive-agency regulations replace the Congressional duties of making laws, its job as defined by The Constitution: “Is Administrative Law Unlawful” by Philip Hamburger.

    A synopsis at http://www.city-journal.org/2015/bc0410mm.html

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  8. JohnP says:

    Nyet running late?
    Oh, well…..

    Breakfast with the Burkan al-Firat

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  9. nyetneetot says:

    Timezones! It’s 4:45am out in this corner.

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  10. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. It’s hump day. 🙂

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  11. stella says:

    I.R.S. Tax Phone Scam Claims More Victims Than Ever as 2015 Tax Day Arrives

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelzakkour/2015/04/14/i-r-s-tax-phone-scam-claims-more-victims-than-ever-as-2015-tax-day-arrives/

    Thee (sic) IRS will always make first contact with you by letter and will not:
    • Call you to demand immediate payment of taxes owed without first sending you a prior official written notice;
    • Ask you for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or
    • Pressure you by threatening to involve local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment.

    Another reason why not to answer a call from a number you don’t recognize.

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    • Suddenly I feel lots better about my refusal to answer from numbers I don’t recognize.

      This would also explain why these mysterious numbers never leave a message.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I don’t answer those calls either and you are right, they never leave a message. I figure if it’s important they will leave a message.

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        • Dixie says:

          my sentiments exactly. When I don’t recognize the number and they leave no message, I usually block the number. Even though that number is blocked on our phone, it rings but only once. I have noticed that they stop calling after that.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I’ve started doing the same. If I run out of slots for the new numbers, I will just go back and overwrite the first one. I am sick of my phone ringing off the hook from these guys. I don’t answer either. I also changed my answer machine message to say “if this is advertising take my name off your list, if you want money I don’t have any, and if this is a friend, talk, I might answer.”

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  12. Perusing YouTube this morning and came across a song I haven’t heard in awhile. I thought I would share it.

    “And these are the days of great trials, of famine and darkness and sword. Still we are the voice in the desert crying ‘prepare ye the way of the Lord!’… lift your voice, it’s the year of jubilee, and out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!”

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo ready for hillary 2.jpg

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  14. doodahdaze says:

    Might as well have a democrat as this guy.
    http://www.conservativehq.com/node/20107

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  15. JohnP says:

    I’ve been watching the beauty of CENTCOM grouse hunting IS. It’s a little frustrating for the beaters but the results are stunning. The IS Caliph decided he was going to repair the failing moral by moving almost 1,000 IS thugs from Raqqah, Syria to the Saladin in Iraq and open a new offensive. Sources in Raqqah put the word out 8 days ago. CENTCOM had the Canadians hit the embarkation point outside of Raqqah, then the convoys in Tel Afar, then the rallying point in Mosul. By the time the survivors reached the Saladin, the Iraqi Army and Peshmerga were well prepared for them.

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  16. zephyrbreeze says:

    My two mantras for the day:

    Your best days are ahead of you.

    Life is good and getting better.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      I just proved my point: Peggy Noonan has a column on Hillary’s horrible announcement, and this part:

      Two points on the general feel of the 2016 campaign so far.

      One is that in the case of Mrs. Clinton we are going to see the press act either like the press of a great nation—hungry, raucous, alive, demanding—or like a hopelessly sickened organism, a big flailing octopus with no strength in its arms, lying like a greasy blob at the bottom of the sea, dying of ideology poisoning.

      “Republicans know—they see it every day—that Republican candidates get grilled, sometimes impertinently, and pressed, sometimes brusquely. And it isn’t true that they’re only questioned in this way once they announce, Scott Walker has been treated like this also, and he has yet to announce. Republicans see this, and then they see that Mrs. Clinton isn’t grilled, is never forced to submit to anyone’s morning-show impertinence, is never the object of the snotty question or the sharp demand for information. She gets the glide. She waves at the crowds and the press and glides by. No one pushes. No one shouts the rude question or rolls out the carefully scripted set of studio inquiries meant to make the candidate squirm. She is treated like the queen of England, who also isn’t subjected to impertinent questions as she glides into and out of venues. But she is the queen. We are not supposed to have queens.”

      http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2015/04/14/hillarys-ungainly-glide/

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      • zephyrbreeze says:

        The media is such a greasy blobby mob.

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      • stella says:

        we are going to see the press act either like the press of a great nation—hungry, raucous, alive, demanding—or like a hopelessly sickened organism, a big flailing octopus with no strength in its arms, lying like a greasy blob at the bottom of the sea, dying of ideology poisoning.

        Peggy has such a way with words. Glad to see she is coming back from the dark side.

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      • stella says:

        I love her second point:

        Second point: We have simply never had a dynamic like the one that seems likely to prevail next year.

        On the Republican side there is a good deep bench and there will be a hell of a fight among serious and estimable contenders. A handful of them—Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Rubio, maybe Bobby Jindal—are first-rate debaters, sharp advancers of a thought and a direction. Their debates, their campaigning, their oppo geniuses, their negative ads—it’s all going to be bloody. Will the American people look at them in 2016 and see dynamism and excitement and youth and actual ideas and serious debate? Will it look like that’s where the lightning’s striking and the words have meaning? Will it fortify and revivify the Republican brand? Or will it all look like mayhem and chaos? Will the eventual winner emerge a year from now too bloodied, too damaged to go on and win in November? Will the party itself look bloody and damaged?

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      • doodahdaze says:

        Wrong woman, wrong time. Too old, she is a couple years older than me. That is old. Too crooked. Too mean. Just too much.

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      • Dixie says:

        Hillary Clinton’s announcement followed by her dark-windowed SUV journey into deepest darkest America was the most inept, phony, shallow, slickily-slick and meaningless launch of a presidential candidacy I have ever seen

        I thought this comment was priceless and put into words exactly how I feel. Hillary is snake-like, slithering past all obstacles and avoiding direct contact with those from which she feels threatening vibrations.

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    • Angel Martin says:

      the way the press covers Republicans is the way the press should cover Democrats as well – with skepticism and a total lack of deference.

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  17. JohnP says:

    In the midst of a genocide the Yazidi celebrate Red Wednesday.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. texan59 says:

    Many of you are probably aware that the official phrase for Austin, TX is “Keep Austin Weird”, it appears that those running things are crankin’ it up a notch to Keep Austin Stupid with their latest idea – regulating smoke from BBQ restaurants and food trucks. 🙄

    http://washingtonweeklynews.com/regulating-bbq-smoke-gets-early-approval-from-city-council/?utm_content=buffer18d60&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  19. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch will be on Fox at 10:30 AM to discuss the Isis camp found in Mexico.

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  20. stella says:

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  22. JohnP says:

    One of the YPG snipers after their victory at the La Farge Cement Plant.

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  23. texan59 says:

    The one-eyed dum-bass has opened his pie-hole once again. 🙄

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/reid-gop-field-a-bunch-of-‘losers/ar-AAb2uSB

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  24. ctdar says:

    If there is any question on who is in the tank for the deconstruction of the United States, watch the victory lap, despicable:
    http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/valerie-jarrett-kisses-reporters-interview_920074.html

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    • 2x4x8 says:

      [applaud]

      everytime I saw the Fed’s Alan Greenspan testifing on Capitol Hill, I thought of Bernie

      Andrea Mitchell ???? WTF

      What Was He Thinking

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  25. JohnP says:

    CNN proselytizes for IS.
    Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/middleeast/iraq-isis/index.html
    (Just like they did during the siege of Kobane. I bet they get a Ramadan card from al-Baghdadi.)

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    • JohnP says:

      Since CNN came out with this story every IS fanboy is using it as proof that they have already taken Ramadi, NOT! Well done CNN there are now hundreds of Iraqis running away from Ramadi.

      Sunni Abu Assaf tribesmen have lost 35 members in the offensive against IS in Ramadi. Sorry CNN the Abu Assaf are refusing to run.

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation.The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike – where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/loretta-lynch-supporters-hunger-strike-confirmation-116994.html

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  28. kinthenorthwest says:

    Might want a box of Tissues nearby when you watch.

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  29. Question folks:

    Will patriots use July 4 as an opportunity to descend on Washington D.C. and state our grievances or will we continue to remain silent?

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  30. yankeeintx says:

    Crowder just cracks me up!

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  31. Dixie says:

    This one is popping up everywhere. Thinking about putting it on a tee shirt.

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  32. zephyrbreeze says:

    Absolutely jaw-dropping testimony about why administrator of the DEA can’t fire agents who were using prostitutes provided by the cartel, and have sex parties!

    Gowdy shouts at her – Do you know how stupid that sounds?

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/dea-chief-explains-why-she-cant-fire-agents-involved-sex-parties-paid-drug

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  33. manickernel says:

    I like this guy. (the gyrocopter guy)

    http://thedemocracyclub.org/?page_id=134

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    • Dixie says:

      I thought he was pretty cool too but he’s catching h3ll from some of the treepers over on that thread. No harm was done…he got his point across…everybody knows what it was…the secret service was alerted prior to his arrival…a reporter was alerted….so he didn’t get shot out of the sky. Hope they treat him to a nice steak dinner and send him home. After all, he did deliver the mail.

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      • manickernel says:

        Yes, they are reading a bit much into it. Some days I even think Sundance might have one of those tinfoil hats in the back of his closet gathering dust. 🙂

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Thanks for posting that link manickernel. I live this guy also!

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  34. kinthenorthwest says:

    Not sure what to think–Part of me is laughing…But then this does not speak well for our security in DC.
    EVELOPING: Police are investigating a gyrocopter with a single occupant that landed on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The pilot has been detained and streets near the area are closed. http://fxn.ws/1FLhYrD

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  35. kinthenorthwest says:

    Been saying this for a long time. H3LL 10 were caught, but how many hundreds or even thousands have made it across the border due to Obama’s relaxed border policies. (Snippet from the article).

    ISIS Training Camp Uncovered Near Texas Border
    Judicial Watch reported on Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is operating a training camp just south of the US/Mexican border, near El Paso, Texas. Sources, idenfitied as a Mexican Army field grade officer and Mexican federal police inspector, told Judicial Watch that the camp is about 8 miles south of the border, just west of Ciudad Juarez in an area called “Anapra.”

    Mexican officials also uncovered a second cell also west of Ciudad Juarez in Puerto Palomas, which is targeting the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming as a path to easily access the United States.
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/isis-training-camp-uncovered-near-texas-border/?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_medium=email&utm_content=top-story&utm_campaign=DailyEmail04.15.15

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  36. kinthenorthwest says:

    Looks like I in the Moderation Pot 😦

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  37. JohnP says:

    The media was all hot and bothered to report on the IS take over of the Yarmouk Refugee Camp.
    But did they bother to update you?
    As of this morning IS pulled out of the Yarmouk Camp.
    Evidently they are satisfied they have avenged their recruiters who were executed by the Hamas group Aknaf al-Maqdis.
    What have they achieved besides giving Hamas something they will used to raise millions of dollars on? They killed at least 28 civilians, beheaded 21 members of Aknaf al-Maqdis, and destroyed a major portion of the camp.

    Oh, and IS lost at least 47of it’s own thugs at last count.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-mideast-crisis-yarmouk-idUSKBN0N611820150415

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  38. kinthenorthwest says:

    This really sounds like fun…
    There’s a little-known festival that takes place at North Carolina’s (formerly) abandoned Land of Ozamusement park. The park opens its doors to the public just once a year for “Autumn at Oz,” where former employees and past park visitors reminisce about the weird little Wizard of Oz theme park. Now, you can spend the night in Dorothy’s house!

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  39. Lucille says:

    1995 Video: Obama Praises Communist Mentor Frank Marshall Davis
    “Schools me” on getting used to white privilege
    4.15.2015 by Trey Sanchez

    And, of course, we’ve got all those photos out now about BHO giving the glad hand to communist terrorist, Raul Castro. Jes’ following the actions and example of FMD.

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  40. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your love and salvation to all. Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

    Blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

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