Monday October 3rd – Open Thread

tomb of the unknown - memorial dayOur 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 Monday October 3rd – Open Thread

  1. smiley says:

    hang in there, Jamaica.

    only 3 major hurricanes have made any direct hits in the past 65 years on this beautiful island.

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  2. Bull Durham says:

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  3. Linda Ruth says:

    What the BLM agitators want is the freedom from being law-abiding; to be unhindered in doing as they please.

    Army veteran recovering from injuries after beaten during uptown riots
    Friday, September 30th 2016, 12:15 pm PDT
    By WBTV Web Staff
    “They stole his phone and caused bodily injuries, not to mention the mental toll that it has taken,” she wrote online.
    He has a fractured eye socket and multiple broken bones in his face. Warlick told WBTV Palmer is going to have a metal plate on the left side of his face and will need reconstructive surgery.

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  4. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
    2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)

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  5. smiley says:

    Along The Road To Market (Bahamas)



    Winslow Homer



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  6. smiley says:


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  7. Dora says:

    Filippov Yuri – ‘Port in Kerch’ (1975)

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  8. Dora says:

    You all remember Justice Roy Moore? Well, he’s been removed again. He is certainly a man who fights for what he believes in.

    Alabama Judge Removed Again­This Time for Defying Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ deplorable infidels!

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  10. Janie M. says:


    “ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seriously ill after assassin POISONS his food ”

    ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly seriously ill after having his food poisoned by an assassin.

    Meals prepared for the ISIS leader and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in the Be’aaj district, southwest of Nineveh.

    A source told Iraqi news agency WAA the four are suffering from ‘severe poisoning’ and ‘have been transferred to an unknown location under strict measures.’

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  11. bolshevict says:

    QUESTIONs RE: Trump tax return.
    Didn’t Hillary have trouble over being found in possession of FBI files on political enemies around 1996-97?
    Didn’t Judicial Watch, the NRA, The Heritage Foundation and other Conservative organizations, a host of Conservative commentators all get audited by the Clinton IRS?
    Didn’t IRS audit Hillary-abuse victims Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Juanita Broaddrick, and Paula Jones?
    In fact, didn’t SOMEBODY leak Paula Jones’ tax returns to a big NYC newspaper?
    All of this occuring in the mid to late 1990’s, Clinton White House.

    I hope team Trump is on this.
    EVERY discussion of his taxes is now a platform to discuss Hillary’s long record of abuse of power, criminal acts and history of abusing Bill’s victims……an IRS audit was a regular part of “getting the Hillary treatment”.

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    • fuzzi says:

      I have faith in Trump and his team that they are taking care of business. When Cruz was allowed to speak at the convention, I was wondering what they were thinking, to allow Cruz’ non-endorsement, but afterwards realized what a stroke of genius it was. They gave Cruz enough rope to hang himself.

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  12. fuzzi says:

    Courtesy of Matt Drudge: the thugs own the streets in LA:

    Which reminded me of a scene from “The Hunt For Red October”, with the late Fred Thompson:

    “This business will get out of control, and we’ll be lucky to live through it”

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    • fuzzi says:

      Oops, Fresno, not “LA”, my bad. They probably own the streets of LA as well.


    • coldsnap says:

      To me, it looks like the guy dressed in putty (grayish taupe) that enters on the right of the screen at six seconds, is pulling a gun from his back waistband as he moves toward the cop’s window. He has a bandana over his face. If you slow it down, you can see the cop turn his/her head as this person approaches, and then is fortunate to have an opening to accelerate quickly out of there. Also, someone says, “we ready to shoot m’fckr” as this plays out. It’s blurry and fast for me, though.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      And people wonder why we want a wall and a halt to immigration?? Ditto looking at the video of the video of the attack of the woman in her yard over her Trump sign.

      CA is LOST. Gone, controlled by thugs. This is a national disgrace.

      We need law and order restored to America or we will not survive.

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  13. andi lee says:

    Good Monday Morning! L❤ve to you, all!

    Thank you for sharing, such blessings!

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  14. Dora says:

    It sounds like a good idea, but it would be just as stressful for me to not know what’s going on. 🙂


    Stressed out by U.S. election? Tune out and assume downward-facing dog pose

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  15. Flair1239 says:

    It is pretty Sad when the Russian Times (RT), is a more reliable source of information than the New York Times.

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  16. Notmeagain says:

    Good morning all. Yesterday I finally blew a gasket when I read a piece in BB about how 99% of Hungarians supported Orban’s initiative on who gets to decide about migrants, a country or Brussels. I’ve often dropped a line when some commenter praises Orban for boldly speaking out against Islamic migration. Anyone who believes either of those things is totally misled about this evil, evil man. He is so like Obama or Hillary in many ways, and the situation in Hungary has deteriorated in similar ways–but they don’t have Trump, it’s very sad and looks hopeless. I wrote a long, referenced article on Orban, so long I am going to put it in several blocks. I hope you read it and follow the links, I found English ones as much as possible. If you want to translate Magyar I suggest you do it in small blocks. The translator screws up the longer passages more.

    To all of those who think Viktor Orban is some gift to the world because he talks tough against the Muslim invasion:
    He and his buddies grew up under Communism and although the Encyclopedia Britannica makes him sound anti-Communist, he might as well be a Bolshevik.
    I don’t know why he’s called “right wing.” He called himself a liberal. Maybe because his supporters are anti-semitic neo-Nazis like Jobbik (the main opposition party), but unlike Jobbik they are still pandering to the Romani, who have a position in society analagous to our black Democratic plantation.

    Orban received a Soros-funded scholarship to study at Oxford. Nowadays you will find many references to Orban denouncing Soros, but the real reason is that he knows Putin doesn’t like him and Orban wastes no opportunities to suck up to Putin, who is hated in Hungary over that occupation thing, because Putin has money: Putin also controls the gas.

    Orban was elected in the first place in 1998 and kicked out because he did such a bad job. He was reelected in 2010 because everyone had forgotten and they were angry at the outgoing PM, Ferenc Gyurcsány, who made the mistake of admitting that his administration had lied morning, noon, and night about economic matters. It was a good example of why you should not vote against something, but for something, Hungary is paying dearly. Gyurcsány remains Orban’s main opposing politician and is the subject of constant smears. He and his party, DK (Demokratikus Koalíció – Democratic Coalition) retain about 5-7 of the vote. Jobbik is about 25%.
    It plays to Orban’s base to be anti-immigrant for a variety of reasons. Gyurcsány has come out pro-refugee and in a time of stress it isn’t a popular idea:
    part one

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  17. Notmeagain says:

    Orban revealed, part two
    Orban may be gambling that the EU future will be favorable to an anti-immigrant stance. Most of all though, he is not about to take orders from the EU, because they might ask him for money, and he has been robbing the country to enrich himself and his cronies.
    There are the vanity projects, which are a way to funnel money to his cronies.
    Not only is his construction buddy Lőrinc Mészáros the mayor of Felcsút, Orban’s home town and now one of the richest men in Hungary from building useless soccer stadiums, he supplies goons in construction clothes as enforcers. They are called the “Bald ones” (strangely similar to our skinheads). Here are some at “work”:

    And then the train really raised eyebrows:

    Here’s another crony: Andy Vajna (he was the producer of many american movies in Hollywood, like the Terminator or Total Recall or Rambo)
    He had to flee the USA due to tax evasion. Now he is orban’s main crony buddy. He has a monopoly of gambling in Hungary, him alone.

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  18. Notmeagain says:

    Orban revealed, part three
    Needless to say, this sort of stuff drains the exchequer. Hungary has some big debt problems looming and is already squeezed by the EU, another reason Orban doesn’t want to cooperate with the EU, yet he wants their money.
    Hungary was for a while funded by Fred Templeton, but that is drying up.
    Now Orban is reaching out to the Chinese, Arabs, whomever. To raise more money, Orban is selling citizenships. Strangely the native Hungarians feel this is treachery–you can see that the amount is not so much that only serious money will be able to get this perk. This way he gets immigrants for a little money. I wouldn’t bet on ever collecting that €300,000 though.

    Another way he’s raising money is killing the Hungarian equivalent of an LLC. I actually own a business there, it was a “Kft,” a corporation like an LLC. But there, to form a Kft, you have to maintain a cash deposit in a designated bank (I’m using Erste Bank because it is only 25% under govt. control as of last year). When I started the deposit was 1 million HUF, a very modest amount really ($1250 at the time) but a bit of a stretch for some Hungarians. Now this year the deposit amount was raised to 5 million HUF, which has caused many to shift their businesses to a partnership format, or just go out of business.

    Besides the oppression and lack of real political choice, there is the matter of quality of life. Tourists see the tourist stuff, like going to Cancun and thinking that is Mexico all over: “Oh, Budapest is so lovely.” For the average, non-Orbanist crony Hungarian, it’s a police state. Taxes amount to about 50% of payroll, the VAT is about 29%, there is a national health service which is now of very low quality, likewise teachers have to provide everything for their students because the schools are so poor. Orban/Fidesz have been nationalizing industries, increasing taxes on everything (bank transactions, for instance), and the latest is central planning for food production (like the five-year plans of the old USSR). Food is already very expensive, considering the economic depression of Hungary, and the quality of the average diet has been declining.

    He isn’t a likeable, caring man any more than Hillary is a good Methodist. Orban made a “Deplorable” comment last year about people who wore plaid work shirts, implying they were knuckle-draggers, and the schools responded with more people wearing plaid in solidarity, part of the silent protest against him. One of his bright ideas was to criminalize homelessness and throw street people in jail. Another was “social burial” — everyone should grab a shovel and take care of their own deceased.


  19. Notmeagain says:

    Orban revealed, part four
    His attempt to portray himself as Hungary’s guardian angel fell flat with the locals both for anti-semitism and lack of artistic merit. I can’t find the picture now, but Gabriel has Orban’s face. It was immediately egged and then surrounded by protective police.

    But, you say, he promotes Christianity and Christian values. I will grant that he has been very consistently against Muslim refugees. Not that the Hungarians have forgotten or forgiven the Ottoman empire: it’s a good populist argument. He isn’t that nice to the Christians, in Parliament he said: Habit-wearers, knee for prayer! (to KDNP members referring to Christian monks or clergy in general). Ironic, KDNP has proved to be Fidesz’ most loyal a$$ lickers. Currently, they are their co-governing “force” having like 0.01% support from society. It reminds me in a way of our own Church-based initiatives and what happened with that.
    And, he can pander to the Muslims that are already there all right. They are fine. (and there are only about 6000 of them) It is just the new ones that might need money who aren’t wanted.
    After the so-called Turkish coup, Orban’s minister was the first one to go to Erdogan:
    And as to the Saudi bankers, this is what he says in Arabia:
    “Azt gondolom, hogy minőségi, szeretetteljes és boldog életet csak olyan országban lehet élni, amely a tisztelet kultúráján alapszik, következésképpen a tisztelet hangján beszél. Magyarországnak annak a helynek kell lennie, ahol mindenkit tisztelettel fogadnak, az iszlám világból érkezetteket is tisztelettel fogadják és az iszlámot, a muszlimok, arabok civilizációs gyökereit is rendkívül nagyra értékelik. Az iszlám egy nagy lelki és szellemi építmény, amely nélkül a világnak azon a részén sem béke, sem boldogság, sem kiegyensúlyozott emberi élet nem jöhetne létre. Ezért számunkra az iszlám világból érkezett emberek nem fenyegetést jelentenek, hanem egy magas civilizáció képviselőiként üdvözöljük őket. És nem szégyellünk időnként tanulni sem tőlük.”

    “I think, we can lead a quality, loving and happy life only in a country which is based on the culture of respect, therefore it speaks in the voice of respect. Hungary has to be the place where everyone is welcome with respect, even those coming from islamic countries and Hungarians pay islam, the roots of muslims and arabs with outstanding respect. Islam is a great spiritual and intellectual construction without which neither peace nor happiness, nor balanced human life would exist at that part of the world. This is why the people coming from islamic countries mean no threat, instead they are welcomed as the members of a highly advanced civilization. And sometimes we are not ashamed to learn from them either.”


  20. Notmeagain says:

    Orban revealed, conclusion
    Orban has been doing his best to kill democracy in various ways. He is a very typical strongman type, paranoid, catering to his cronies, opposition tends to die early and suddenly.
    He gerrymandered election districts in a way that would make Democrats envious and rammed through constitutional changes that had the effect of making his party, Fidesz, unbeatable.
    The most success against him has unfortunately been the neo-Nazi Jobbik party:

    The irony of the failed referendum yesterday is that it was his bright idea that referendums would only be valid if 50% of the electorate turned out. Of course his plans always get a 99% approval rating, for the same reason Kim Il Jong’s do: he controls the vote counting and all the media. But, Orban did not foresee that he would be so hated that an informal boycott of voting at all would be so successful, thus the initiative failed. Not to be deterred, he now plans to change the constitution, again. He has changed it from the first day in office, six times now.
    Unfortunately the Hungarians reacted by leaving Parliament in disgust and ignoring him, until now he and Fidez can hardly be fought.

    I know you aren’t going to want to hear this, but John McCain was right for once when he said Orban was a neo-fascist dictator. I know that some of the harshest criticisms you find of him are going to be in the left wing rags like the NYT and WP, because of the immigrant stance. In Orban’s case they get closer to the truth than usual. But if you aren’t convinced yet, if you really think he cares about his country and Christian values, you too can buy your way in very cheap and live in his paradise. The food’s great if you can afford it.


  21. duchess01 says:

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA: The True Enemy Of The People

    MSM Guilty of Multiple Ongoing Cover-ups
    of Major Government and Corporate Crimes

    9/11 VERDICT: Mainstream Media Guilty Of The Biggest Coverup In U.S. History (VIDEO)

    State of the Nation


  22. duchess01 says:

    Marine Vet Escorted from Clinton Event After Asking About Benghazi

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  23. silverlakela says:

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  24. fernleygirl says:

    I tell my readers this heartbreaking story because of what we are facing with regard to the CDC’s horrendous proposed Rule that has an open comment period until October 14, 2016 and which will empower the CDC to snatch anyone they please who CDC ‘goons’ think is sick and not vaccinated, quarantine them and administer vaccines against a person’s will, without that person’s consent and with no recourse at law for that person and with fines up to one-half million dollars.  See my articles here about what’s going on with the CDC that you may want to know about and file your dissenting comment by October 14, 2016.
    Below is a copy and paste job from the email I was forwarded that speaks volumes about the current flu vaccine:
    Please pray for xxx xxxxx’s cousin, Kenny Conley.  He had a life-threatening reaction to the flu shot that is causing paralysis  and organ failure.  He has been placed in a medically-induced coma  and is fighting for his life.  He is only 26 years old and has a wife and 3 month old baby.  Please lift Kenny and family up in your prayers.

    Furthermore, consider this taken from the published rulemaking:
    CDC may enter into an agreement with an individual, upon such terms as the CDC considers to be reasonably necessary, indicating that the individual consents to any of the public health measures authorized under this part, including quarantine, isolation, conditional release, medical examination, hospitalization, vaccination, and treatment: provided that the individual’s consent shall not be considered as a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority under this part.

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  25. Lucille says:

    To show that many on the “Conservative” political side have lost their marbles:
    “John Podhoretz to Robert Spencer: “You piece of sh*t’.”
    October 2, 2016 by Robert Spencer

    Podhoretz was once a respected member of the Conservative movement in America. Downright sad. The Left tried for years to bring these guys down. Instead the “right” did it to themselves.

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  26. outerlimitsfan says:

    Most computer models now show Matthew hitting or getting extremely close to hitting NC/SC and then moving NE off the Carolina coast. Obviously it’s 5-6 days away, but the westward trend in models is very concerning.


    • outerlimitsfan says:

      Just to add. It’s going to come down to two factors likely. How strong the ridge in the Atlantic is. Stronger ridge will push him more west. Also how quickly a cold front and the hurricane are moving. If Matthew moves more slowly, it will give the cold front moving across the U.S a better chance to sweep Matthew out to sea. If Matthew is moving more quickly after the Bahamas, the cold front would be able to push it until after landfall.

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  27. coltlending says:

    It has recently been reported that the DOJ had “Side Agreements” pertaining to some of those given Immunity where by their Laptops could be destroyed.

    This leaves no question iwhatsoever in my mind the investigation was part of the cover-up and the Congress, FBI and Obama Administration is giving America the middle finger.

    This is also one more example of SD’s post regarding the — loss — of the Republic.

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  28. Rex says:

    From a facebook friend of a friend.

    2 hrs · Tarzana, CA ·

    Possible bomb in Whole Foods with a person shouting Allah Ahkbar …in our neighborhood

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  29. Jimmy Jack says:

    The SCOTUS decision is a win for us today. Thank you Texas for standing up to Obama’s lawlessness.

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  30. Jimmy Jack says:


    Alex Jones must be in hog heaven these days. Proven right over and over after being a punchline for years. I can’t even believe it myself.

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  31. andi lee says:

    Too cute not to share!

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  32. lilbirdee'12 says:

    If you see something, say something !

    “The woman strolled up to the Yeshiva Imeri Yosef Spinka school, located at 15th Avenue and 58th Street Thursday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.” She was probably just admiring the brick work, right ? Grrrrrrrrrr.

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  33. 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. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil. 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.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.

    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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