Monday October 31st – 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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148 Responses to Monday October 31st – Open Thread

  1. Sloth1963 says:

    Dear Lord grant us some respite from this onslaught. If not, grant us the strength and knowledge to do your will.

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  2. Peter G says:

    Question: WHO has assumed Huma’s duties for HRC?

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    • Frank says:

      Considering the variety of close personal and detailed medical care Hillary requires constantly it seems unlikely anyone will be able to substitute or her. My wife also observes that the common reaction of a Narcissist losing her Echo is rage. So we might see some unforced errors if Hillary is allowed to act or speak freely this week

      If ever there were a time for offering prayers of thanks for our nation this is one!

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    • She wasn’t there yesterday to hand Clinton her morning beer so they had to stop at a bar…on Sunday morning!


  3. Binkser1 says:

    Was just watching the World Series . During the postgame outside the park some people unfurled a huge “Hillary for Prison” banner. They were doing a wideshot of all the analysts and it was smack dab in the middle for all to see. I’m sure someone will post a video or picture of it soon. I haven’t been able to find it on the net yet. Gotta love it!!!

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  4. Jeffrey Bellinger says:

    At this time AP reporting that Moldava will have a run-off election since no candidate got over 50% in their presidential election yesterday. The pro-Russian polled 49.29% (with 95% votes counted) and the pro-western candidate got 37.42% As with us, corruption on a massive scale an issue.
    See DoggyDaddy posts yesterday for good background. My primary interest is a pro-Russian Moldava could leave Ukraine squeezed between a surrogate and the real thing, as a map of the region suggests.
    The parliament is still pro-western, but then they may have been the source of the corruption.

    What a stinkin’ mess the spawn of Stanley Ann Dunham and the Hildabeast have made of this world. Hope F.D.R. sets up another table on circle 8, bolgia 5. Beastie will be bringing her own hot sauce.

    P.S. DD, if you have sources on Moldava you’d be willing to pass on I’d appreciate. Big time pro Ukie fans in our family, so we have skin (and blood) in the game.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Ukraine is doomed by nazis and corruption, Russophobia and mass hysterical conditioning by US.

      Good luck. It’s going to be 40 years of cold winters with no gas, a once giant farmland unable to feed the 40 million souls, and lunatics running the asylum in Kiev.

      Suggestion: stop killing innocent people in Donbass.

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      • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

        Moderators? I want to tell Mr Bull to piss off. Can I tell him that? Piss off Bull, and go kiss pootin’s arse!

        Express your opinions by all means, but watch your mouth. You are sailing close to the edge. P.S.: This comment isn’t an ‘opinion’ ^^’


      • Sloth1963 says:

        So sad. Such a beautiful country with so many forces, internal and external, working against it. Breaks my heart but we need to focus our attention on making sure our own country never ends up like that.

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        • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

          Slo, bad enough that BD is an ill informed ass. No need for you to turn it into a parade.


          • Sloth1963 says:

            My views on Ukraine are my own. Do you refute that the common folk of the country a best upon by internal forces looking to enrich themselves by preying on the populace? The Russian incursion hasn’t helped and has only further divided the already suffering folks in the region. It’s going to be a very cold winter for many.


            • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

              Slo, far be it from me to pry into your unstated views on Ukraine, but of those you have expressed I observe the following:
              You are not such an honest fellow in expressing your concerns for “the suffering folks of the region”. Ukraine is not a region. it is a sovereign state. Even Cuba and Zimbabwe recognize the fact. For you it seems inconvenient to characterize the obvious, that an independent country is what we are considering here, not southern Russia, or northeastern Moldava or any other “region”.
              Then there is your hand wringing over the internal corruption in Ukraine, which is on a par with internal corruption in other former Soviet states. I believe Russia itself has, from time to time dabbled in corruption, and I even heard rumors that our own Washington D.C. has flirted with such low behavior. I was not aware that corruption could render a people stateless.
              There is also the matter of these nasty old “incursions”. Russian incursions. Like in Crimea? Moldava? Like in Ossetia? You mean the sort of incursions that give the Baltic states the willies? Honest people use a well known and accurate word Slo. Invasion. Ya know, like these are not Russian exchange students in question here, these are mercenary troops, Buryats and other “Russians” who can make a better living by killing.
              Your writing talents, if I may call them such, a wasted here and properly belong at RT, where Bull will be an ardent follower of your literary craftsmanship.


          • DoggyDaddy says:

            I’ve tried posting this info several times in answer to your question on the other thread, but it would not register. I still retain some fluency in quite a few languages thanks to Uncle Sam so here are a few sites I have bookmarked which you and your wife may find useful: ; ; ; ; ; .
            I have contacts in Crimea, Moldova, and Russia who keep me abreast of the latest from the streets, from Navalny and other dissidents, as well as from the Levada Center and other think tanks. I also listen to Russian radio and follow, for example, Эхо Москвы .

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      • Deplorable Ukie says:

        When any story touches Ukraine, it is a red rag for you, Bull. As usual, you appeal to guilt by association. “It is a tactic often used to derail arguments, because such comparisons tend to distract and anger the opponent, as Hitler and Nazism have been condemned in the modern world.”

        So, what is your point? Hitler invaded Sudetenland under pretext of suffering by ethnic Germans. Does this ring a bell?

        On another thread today, you suggested asking your idol Putin to fire a missile on Sacramento. This should spread Russophilia across the United States as nothing else… Right, Bull?


        • bolshevict says:

          Its easier to look at Russia’s OWN history.
          They have a long-standing game where they relocate ethnic Russians to desired geographic locales, then claim the need to “protect” them, to justify incursions.
          Mr Bull ignores, or is ignorant of that.

          We wouldn’t all be having this discussion except for the fact that Ukraine committed the unforgivable idiocy of BELIEVING a Clinton. Thats their only sin.

          Yes, ole Billy promised Ukraine that the US would protect them from Russia if they’d just give up their nuclear weapons…..They did, and of course Obama did nothing to help them. At all. (Not that I’d want to have that dispute with Russia, but Clinton was an IDIOT for making that promise.) In fact, we signaled we wouldn’t do anything when we failed to react to Crimea.

          Our allies noticed it, I promise you.

          (Note for those who study the Bible: Traditional eschatology is starkly foreshadowed here by events. The “Kings of the North” –Moscow being exactly North of Jerusalem– are supposed to invade Israel, according to Revelations.
          Crimea, Ukraine, etc…… Its like Putin is beating a pathway South for that attack. Check a map. The only country in Russia’s way now is Turkey, who is predicted to join in on Russia’s side….)


        • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

          TY D.U.


    • Thorfinnr says:

      So they LIKE the fact that George Soros pumped millions of dollars into their country to stage a coup? Look I’m not claiming Putin’s an angel, but go look up the term Color Revolution. All the sleaziest characters from our side have been meddling in the political affairs of Russia’s neighboring states since the fall of communism and waaaay before Putin. These countries keep trying to act like “Putin’s trying to take us over!” Let’s get all the facts. First, there was massive discrimination going on against ethnic Russians in Georgia. Putin’s gov even claims a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Putin didn’t invade Georgia to take over the country. He invaded its northern provinces to protect ethnic Russians. Fast forward to Ukraine. Did he invade the whole country of Ukraine? No. He went to protect a military base in Crimea, which has been ethnically and linguistically Russian since Catherine the Great. Putin may be a lot of bad things. Political animal, power hungry, murderous assassin (although all I’ve heard so far is point and splutter with no evidence). But he is a Russian nationalist who is going to run Russia for Russian and not globalist interests. If he were the evil grafted devil kooks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham keep hyperventilating about, he’d have just taken the money from the oligarchs (Berezhovsky, Kordokovsky, Gusinsky, Chubais) who plunged the life expectancy by 10 years and the unemployment rate to 50% in his country in order to enrich themselves, instead of kicking their rears out.

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      • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

        Tho, “running Russia for Russian” not the question. He is running other peoples lands for Russians. Novorossiya is just the new Grossdeutschland . Now grab yer damn Balilaika and strum on outta here.


  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. Jeffrey Bellinger says:

    smi, when you get a bit of java in you go to the Presidential Thread and enjoy “The Sceam”.


  7. andi lee says:

    This is a follow-up on Sundance’s extensive coverage thread(s) for the tragic biker event held at Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas, referencing multiple rival biker gangs. Below, focus is on the Bandidos gang. Disheartening, noted, Bandidos President Jeffrey Pike, 61, of Conroe, Tx is out on bail. Scary, in fact.

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  8. citizen817 says:

    Going through news overload…what a weekend!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. smiley says:

    Mischief Night



    Andrew Wyeth—- (another) American Icon


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  10. Happy Halloween everyone. When metal was at its finest, those were the days 🙂

    And there’s magic in the air 4:40

    The live version

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  11. suejeanne1 says:

    Harry, were you speaking as a US Senator in order to affect the 2012 Presidential election – or were you speaking as just Harry Reid, gym rat?

    Okay, let’s look at Hillary now, with respect to the Hatch Act
    Hillary Clinton – as Secretary of State, accepted all that money which poured into her foundation, which then paid income to the Clintons and enabled her to build her Presidential campaign coffers/power base. What about the Hatch Act and her uranium deal? Keystone Pipeline?

    Another thing, the Hatch Act forbids people who want to overthrow our country from having a job in the federal government, right?

    Is it true that the Muslim Brotherhood strives to overthrow whatever government exists to then be replaced by members of the Muslim Brotherhood?

    Is it true that they want to impose Sharia law wherever possible and therefore, that being inimical to our Constitution, they are working for an overthrow of our country?

    What is the extent of Huma Abedin’s connection/commitment to the Muslim Brotherhood? Is she devoted to the tenets of the MB and if so, wouldn’t that be a violation of the Hatch Act to have her working in our federal government?

    Wouldn’t it then be a violation of the Hatch Act for Hillary to hire Huma Abedin as her assistant at the State Department?

    What if some of those e-mails display a definite link/sympathy/intent to carry out any kind of a mission on behalf of the MB?

    If Hillary was aware of all this and was working with the MB in any way, such as assisting in the overthrow of Qaddafi, why?

    Harry – thanks – many of us have been worried about outright treason, but let’s dig into the Hatch Act, too.

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  12. homefree15 says:

    Sundance, I started reading here like many others because this site was one of the few who cared about Jessica Chambers story but stayed for the intelligent posts, and conversation. So glad I found this place, and I want to add… I love how you add the Lord’s Prayer to open threads!

    Liked by 9 people

    • kittymyers says:

      I was raised an Episcopalian and knew that as the Lord’s Prayer. When I joined the Catholic Church, it’s referred to as the Our Father and it ends “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.” The line “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever, Amen” is called the doxology. It took a couple of years before I could say the Our Father without adding that last line..

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Welcome homefree to the treehouse. I don’t think I welcomed you before. I will be in and out all week.Makin’ phonecalls to GET-OUT-THE-VOTE.

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  13. Vic Mazza says:

    Dear Americans,

    Just a morning thought …

    I met a nice man yesterday, Vietnam Vet, 1st name Al, 82nd airborn, living out of his car, parks @ local Walmarts because they don’t toss out homeless vets, local police same…

    I’m safe and sound circa late 60’s, early 70’s, watching American men play golf and walk on the moon…at grammer school!!

    Don’t we have an obligation to these men and women?!

    How the hell do the Clinton’s justify their glutinous, deceetful, discusting behavior while we have this obligation…no…votes from illegal aliens more important, money, greed…open borders, more radical islamic terrorism on our soil, more free phones, free education, free medical, sanctuary city funding, more national dept, week military, middle east and the world in disarray, selling Russia our uranium, the Iran scam, Bengazzi, electronic carelessness and distruction of evidence, curruption, more police disrespect, etc… and fyi, the establishment is not innocent here…just as guilty!!! Who the hell do they think they are!!!!! No!

    I can’t believe anyone would vote for this thing…Clinton…wild animals in nature are less self serving!!! more of what’s wrong with our country!!!!! Trump never cashed a goverment (tax payer funded) check, all the Clinton’s know how to do …. Created nothing!!!! Why is this election even close???

    The only thing missing is a broom next to Hillary for Holloween…a witch’s means of transportation.

    Vic Mazza

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  14. Dora says:

    Let’s Bake Some Pie

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
    1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Trick ‘r treat IBRDBD infidels!

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  17. skeinster says:

    Day 2 of the Novena for the election.

    Today we ask St. Frances Cabrini, the first canonized American saint, to pray for us.
    An immigrant from Italy, she became a naturalized citizen in 1909.

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  18. Dora says:

    Gee, I wonder where the camps will be set up here. Maybe the DC Mall?

    Police move in on swelling migrant camp in Paris

    Police are carrying out what they describe as an “administrative control” on the migrant camp in northern Paris ahead of its evacuation.


  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    Can’t believe this—if you go to the Sign on page of Yahoo its like nothing ever happened and Hillary will win …


  20. bolshevict says:

    According to some, the NYPD uncovered all the emails under discussion here, and saved the info using chain-of-custody products and protocols that guaranteed that the info in the newest emails would eventually see the light of day.
    Accordingly, there are rumors flying out of the NYPD that the emails have to do with a pedophilia ring and attached to Hillary:

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  21. andi lee says:

    Interesting, China is also interested in Wikileaks; or worried, for exposure to HRC?

    How many Countries will become “tangled”? I know, Myanmar didn’t fall for HRC-Obama shenanigans. Yet, they’re still dealing with HRC CIA psyops. As soon as the money dries up, all will be well again.



  22. diddle40 says:

    Why so many ‘hallowe’en” posts? They are not Christian.


    • Gary says:

      Many are content to simply celebrate life, liberty…


    • Sloth1963 says:

      All Hallows’ Eve is indeed Christian. I wasn’t around then but the tricks portion supposedly originated post Reformation as a way for Protestants to torment Catholics.

      Also, there are a fair number of non-Christians that have a branch in this inclusive Treehouse.

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    • smiley says:

      Dear friend…

      surely you’ve heard of the expression tongue-in-cheek ?

      and…if you want to be really technical about it, Christmas and Easter are Pagan in origin, too.

      but we all say Merry Christmas and Happy Easter, don’t we ?

      many Christians even celebrate those 2 Pagan holidays as if they are true religious mandates, which they aren’t.

      I am Christian, and sorry to you if my “Halloween posts” offend you.

      but at least you didn’t mistake me for a… Communist .

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      • auscitizenmom says:


      • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

        smi, correction.Commie bastard.


      • diddle40 says:

        Yes, i know Jesus was not born in an Israeli winter.

        You are correct. A christian should not celebrate his birth at that time of the year. His death though coincides for the most part with the still operating Jewish calendar. (Except he was crucified on the Thursday, not the Friday)

        If His dearh means and resurrection was so meaningful to the Almighty.

        And yes, Halloween is offensive because it celebrates evil, the exact opposite of what Christ achieved.


  23. kinthenorthwest says:

    God has a reason for all of us.

    “There are accidental parents but there are no accidental children.” -Pastor Rick Warren

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  24. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Thanks to everyone for all the super Halloween posts, especially that wonderful Andrew Wyeth. You all brightened my day.


  25. duchess01 says:

    Why Did This Happen to Me? 10 July 2016 Pastor Reg Kelly


  26. Ace says:

    Off topic to no one in particular:
    I wrecked my back this weekend; like hot knives being stuck in me.
    But…I’m crawling to my polling place if need be; it’s that’s important!

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  27. KBR says:

    I found this interesting, and maddening. Haven’t been to this site before.


  28. Lucille says:

    As you know, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a leftist organization which acts as PC police for the Democrat party. We can shine the light of freedom on them by signing this petition:

    Petition: Remove 13 freedom fighters from the SPLC’s list of “anti-Muslim extremists”
    October 30, 2016 by Robert Spencer

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  29. 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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  30. Ad rem says:

    GAWD….NO!! …Hillary’s just escaped from the crypt!!!  photo freaked-out-smiley-emoticon_zpsghx7vcso.gif

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  31. Howie says:

    Our only hope is defections and the vote on Tuesday.


  32. angryduc says:

    Wow … so many beautiful little trick or treaters tonight I didn’t have near enough candy and I thought I stocked well. All those smiling faces…. we have to win this election.
    Happy Halloween!


  33. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    As we close the books on October 2016, Eleanor gave me permission to wear this hat for one week only. Lucifer is away, campaigning for some crook named Hillary and rigging voting machines all across America. 👿

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