Wednesday October 12th – 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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87 Responses to Wednesday October 12th – Open Thread

  1. nwtex says:

    Now this disgrace has jumped into the fray. I’ve been expecting her to surface and rear her ugly head. She really gets her kicks out of using DJT to get camera time…it’s not the first time.
    She should just go and loose herself somewhere. Sad angry woman

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Wayne Robinson says:

      Jeremy R thank you I just like that a lot

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    • Lucille says:

      That’s amusing, of course. But is it true he was a Democrat in 2005…has he ever said so? Just asking….


      • Janie M. says:

        Lucille, from the Smoking Gun in Feb. 2, 2012:

        In July 1987, Trump first registered from his penthouse in Manhattan’s Trump Tower. He enrolled in the REPUBLICAN PARTY, listing his prior residence as his boyhood home in Jamaica Estates, Queens.
        Twelve years later, in October 1999, Trump dumped the GOP, and enrolled in the INDEPENDENCE PARTY.
        Less than two years later, in August 2001, Trump again changed his party enrollment. This time, he emerged as a member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
        He lasted eight years as a Democrat. In September 2009, Trump changed his affiliation, this time returning to the REPUBLICAN PARTY.
        As of press time, Trump’s latest party switch occurred six weeks ago, on December 21, when he again ditched the GOP. But instead of siding with a particular party, Trump checked off the box indicating “I DO NOT WISH TO ENROLL IN A PARTY.”

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        • Lucille says:

          Janie, in a way I hate that private citizens have their political affiliations hunted down and published. But he’s always been news.


      • JeremyR says:

        At one time he was a registered dem. I believe at the first primary debate he spoke about it, and the need to be a dem to do business in NYC because of the corruption.

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      • facebkwallflower says:

        Many believe he was a registered Democrat for eight years but that seems to be bad fact checking from the Smoking Gun.

        Here is his registration record from NY. Do not know about Florida, though.


  3. Jimmy Jack says:

    Father in heaven, be with each of as we rely on you to help us restore our nation for the greater glory of your Kingdom. Grant us each a hedge of protection as well as protection for the entire Trump and Pence families and all those in uniform who act as our protectors daily. Thank you for the words of wisdom you send our way through CTH and Sundance as well as this forum to support one another. Praise be your holy name, Amen.

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  4. Piper says:

    According to fired Corey Stewart of the Virginia Trump Campaign the GOP/RNC is worse than any of us can even imagine! Sorry to post on two threads, but I felt this was vital info!


    • Little Lamzy Divey says:

      Thank you! I missed it elsewhere. I’ve only listened to about ten minutes – will hear it all. Thank God for the courage of Corey Stewart telling this shocking story.

      Pressing on my heart now is this, as a believer, that it always seems to work out better if we leave the vengeance to God. If we don’t try to avenge ourselves. We can pray for those who abuse us; they may even change their minds and turn things around.

      We’ve prayed that God would unmask the evil doers. This is so exciting!

      We don’t know how many GOPe people we see as traitors are acting against their will because they think they have to. For whatever reason. Maybe they feel trapped. Some of them.

      Oh how we need to pray. The stakes are high. There are certainly principalities and factions involved. May God turn them to fight against each other – while we watch.

      And act, where we can, as focused and efficiently as we can.

      Thank you for posting here.


  5. Jimmy Jack says:

    While some athletes are refusing to stand for the national anthem, Tim Tebow is praying over fans who fall ill at games.

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  6. Flame says:

    I’m not American, but I desperately want Trump to be elected.
    I’m sick of multiculture and refugees, lying leftist media and all Globalists mess.
    Please, Americans, try very hard to fight voter fraud.
    “There’s A Lot of Voter Fraud” “They Bus People Around to Vote”

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  7. smiley says:

    this, if true, might be a little concerning, depending on what the real reason(s) behind it are…

    Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

    Oct. 11, 2016

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    • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

      Nuttin ta worry about. Go back to reading Dorothy Parker. (big stoopid grin on my face)

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      • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

        And don’t forget to sign up for “Rooski vacation tours to Meggido”. RPGs provided. Bring your own Stolyii.

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        • smiley says:

          syria’s like a chess board and putin is preparing check-mate esp in light of hillary’s recent, insane debate remark about supporting a NO-FLY ZONE ( or “safe zones”, as she puts it) in Syria…which, IIRC, is tantamount to declaring war .

          not to mention a list of other troubling signs on russia’s …and china’s.. part, over the past few weeks.

          while, back here, they want to stay obsessed with the male libido and locker room banter.

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          • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

            It is the 1930s all over again. Among the people who could see the coming war early on (Churchill of course) my favorite is James Hilton. His 1933 Lost Horizon seems so appropriate to me for Treepers because it is a story about refuge. Not The Last Refuge, but A refuge, why it is needed, what it can hope to save and so on. Some people find Hilton too sweet Not me. A refuge is to preserve ” whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report…” TCTH is such a place, and our individual homes need to be such places. For James Hilton it was Shangri-la.

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            • smiley says:

              kinda like the beginning of WW1, if you ask me…

              oh and BTW…more jarring news….

              Warming Russia-Turkey Relations Send A Chill Through UKRAINE

              October 11. 2016

              a joint natural gas pipeline, announced Monday, would help Turkey become an energy hub and give Russia a way to cut out UKRAINE from gas exports to the EU.

              oil, gas and money for the new caliphate !

              the sh$$! has hit the fan.

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  8. nwtex says:

    Alaska Airlines kicked a passenger off a plane for catcalling a female flight attendant
    Oct 11th 2016 5:51PM

    Alaska Airlines removed a passenger from a plane after he harassed a female flight attendant during her safety demonstration.

    Amber Nelson, a passenger on the flight leaving from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, wrote about the incident on Facebook. She said the male passenger called out “ooh, sexy” while the female flight attendant was demonstrating how to use a life vest.

    “Before we could do more than glare in his direction, the flight attendant removed her vest, purposely walked up to him and said, ‘You need to be respectful,’ and started to walk back to her task,” Nelson said in the post. “He said, ‘C’mon, I’m just playing with you!”

    “I felt honored as a patron of the airline — and as a woman — because Alaska Airlines supported their staff and those of us on board who were demeaned by another passenger’s juvenile and exceedingly disrespectful behavior,” Nelson wrote in her post.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m thinking that was probably a good idea. A guy that is that bold under those circumstances could end up being a problem once the plane took off. At least, that has been my experience more than once.

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  9. Lucille says:

    And a feel-good story for Wednesday viewing:
    “How to rescue a stray dog using a soccer net!! This video will lift your spirit 🙂 ”

    Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel

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  10. smiley says:

    Feeding Time


    Michael Workman

    American/ Contemporary—Landscape


    for more of his work…

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  11. Dora says:

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    • smiley says:

      that good man has surely paid some dues, unduly.

      a rugged Patriot if there ever was one.

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    • Linda Ruth says:

      The American Revolt against English rule would never have happened if the colonists hadn’t violated the King’s laws. Revolutionists are always labeled criminals by the tyrants in power. Courage is always a risk. Example is the Black protester who was badly beaten at a Clinton rally for expressing truth on a t-shirt. Arpaio has courage, and has been targeted for assassination for what he does to preserve actual law.

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ deplorable infidels!

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  13. aliashubbatch says:

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  14. Jeffrey Bellinger says:

    Winston Churchill wrote a series of books on both World Wars, five books in each series I think. Both sold a lot of copies, and for an American they can be enlightening since they champion a British point of view. They are, no surprise, also self serving. But good reads. Recommended by no less than myself. But while all the war stuff is exciting and heroic and all, good winning in the end blah blah blah, the crucial volumes are the last in each series.
    For his WW-1 the title you want is The Aftermath, and for WW-2 it is Triumph and Tragedy. Borrow these. The first one is expensive. I’ve seen them offered for more than 800 bucks, so make a friend of your librarian and skip your bookseller.
    The importance of these two volumes is that Churchill shows that not only were both wars failures in a Yuge measure, but that the ensuing “peace” was a great screw-up as well. And it is this aspect that we tend to forget, our innocent eyes attracted to the shiny things, the exciting and heroic, while missing the really sobering part of these affairs.
    It is when the diplomats and the politicians and their retinue of aides, advisors and experts take over that things go badly amiss and the seeds for the next disaster are sown, a disaster that will be paid for by common folks, all to no avail. Because it will all have to happen all over again, and then again.
    Consciously or not this is why some, or many, are attracted to Mr. Trump. He is not of the diplomat/politician/expert class. He is an uncommonly common human being who operates in the open, as most of us do, not in the devious and duplicitous murk of statesmanship where smiling liars sell out entire populations so that a treaty or an agreement might bear their names in the history books, as with Sykes/Picot for instance, or so many others, and so that their glory and prestige might be magnified.
    So, read Churchill’s World Wars for the pleasures they offer, but read the concluding volumes for understanding.


  15. Jimmy Jack says:

    I suggested awhile back that the Murdock sons were the ones behind the left turn at Fox News and were also supporting Megyn Kelly’s anti Trump attacks and “hollywoodification”. This for me was confirmed publicly by Breitbart.

    I hope the station goes in the toilet. I’d love to see Trump news network focused on transparency and honesty. They’d make a fortune.


  16. Dora says:


  17. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Haven’t posted a non-politics entry in a long time but found something I liked.

    Every mess has a story. Here is the back story to one. Thought it was funny.

    You MUST turn on sound to get the best results.

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  18. Jeffrey Bellinger says:

    Drudge: Podesta – I’ve been altered. Right, we figgur’d as much.

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  19. Jason says:

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  20. 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.
    Guide those in need of shelter in Hurricane Matthew and give them peace.

    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  21. andeclain says:

    It’s probably the wrong place to post this, but there is a good possibility that Lilbirdie is reading. I was very touched with your response to a comment of mine earlier in the week saying that you had asked where I was due to lack of posts from me. I was very moved to have been missed by such an respected person. I was away in the bush for a week. My son and his new wife came out to have their marriage blessed in church. We took the opportunity to show her family and friends some of the beauties of Kenya by going off on Safari. There were places you could get an internet/phone connection, but I decided to commune with nature. Thousands, upon thousands of wildebeests, plus loads of zebras, some lions, elephants, cheetahs, monkeys etc. and loads of the birds that really inspire me. We eventually got back. I’ve got lots of work to catch up with and haven’t been able to go through the Open Threads that I missed, as is my habit on missing a day or two. Plus the exertions and exhaustion induced a bout of malaria. I continue to read, learn, enjoy and pray along with you all. (Our internet just went down so there is every chance that by the time I get to post this, you’ll be long asleep. Ah, the joys of living in these parts! I’m praying for you all. When I’m posting at this time, it means that I’ve already said my morning prayers and then check the Treehouse to catch up and join/like your prayer.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hope you had a good time. Sounds wonderful. 🙂

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    • lilbirdee'12 says:

      HEY andeclain ! Yes, the open thread is the perfect place to post. There are several Treepers that are very special to me and I notice when they’re not around; although my time and postings have been scarce due to other home duties.

      What a wonderful thing to do for your daughter-in-law & family. She will never forget your kindness. The Safari sounds so exciting. Hope you are feeling much better now. I will keep you in my prayers. Have a very blessed day, my friend. ❤

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