Thursday January 5th – Open Thread

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur 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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129 Responses to Thursday January 5th – Open Thread

  1. Dommy says:

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    • Anton says:

      Krishna is Lord.

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      • Dommy says:

        Get lost troll.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Anton is a liberal?

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        • Anton says:

          No, I’m not a liberal. But, Dommy thinks Dommy owns this thread and can use it every single day to ostentatiously and obsequiously declare that Jesus is Lord, and told me that doing so enough times would bring in Jesus’s protection (for Dommy). This is a Hindu, not Christian, concept; hence my comment “Krishna is Lord.” Funny, the NT warns against show-off, repetitive praying (as in chanting mantras), but Dommy must have missed that passage.

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          • Anton says:

            Thank You Mother Goddess for blessings received and prayers answered! YOU rock!

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I ask if you are a liberal because you want to stifle Dommy’s free speech, but you are objecting to having your free speech stifled, it seems.

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            • Anton says:

              No, I don’t want to stifle anyone’s free speech, but note the responses I got (above) from people wanting to shut me up. By the way, freedom of speech does not apply to privately owned blogs, Web sites, and other media; the owner here can shut me up, and I have no recourse.

              Why Dommy has to make a big religious production every single night after midnight to curry divine favor is beyond me, but the Hare Krishna sect is not doing anything worse or even much different. They are annoying too.

              But, we need to keep in mind that President Trump was heavily supported by Hindus here in America and also in India. Hinduism is not evil, Deepak Chopra and Julia Roberts notwithstanding. And no Smiley, I am not a fraud or lost, or living in a basement. I may be one of the happiest people on Earth. And I get attacked may more frequently by atheists than by Christians. I just happen to have spent a lifetime studying comparative religion and discovering that most religions are pretty good. I would exclude Islam, Satanism, Voodoo, Scientology, Santeria, Kali worship (a branch of Hinduism), and few others from the good group. But, the funny thing is, their followers actually believe they ARE good religions, and that everybody else is on the wrong path. I got told off last week by some crackpot who thought the Church of Satan in San Francisco was wonderful with a brilliant theology. I disagreed, which set him off. Unlike liberals, I do not believe all religions were created equal. Some are intrinsically evil.

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              • Southern Son says:

                One of the happiest
                people on
                earth, by
                Pissin’ other
                people off.
                Low Character
                trait.

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                • Anton says:

                  Dommy pissed me off, again and again and again, so low character trait becomes “How low can you go” with Dommy, right? He’s like Elmer Gantry. Here’s a hint: Normal people do not like being preached to, at, and upon by smug, self-righteous fanatics trying to score brownie points in heaven. Dommy is no different from the Koran-wavers of Isis and the Muslim Brotherhood. They, too, think they’re scoring brownie points and getting special passes. I seriously doubt any god anywhere is impressed.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Fine. No problem. But, I still do not understand why it bothers you. Ignore it if you don’t like it.

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              • Rudy Bowen says:

                Hey, Anton, Jesus Christ is Lord. Get over it.

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                • Anton says:

                  This is why I get angry. This is a nasty thing to say to a non-Christian, which I am. And there are other non-Christians on this site. I did try to explain about Hindus did I not? So if I reciprocate and say, Krishna is Lord or Lakshmi is Lady, you can attack me? Who are YOU to shove YOUR religion on me? I am not the rude one here; you are, and I’m simply pointing it out.

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                • Rudy Bowen says:

                  LOL I’m not a Christian, or at least not a good one…sort of agnostic. So where does that leave you?
                  Look at the top of the thread. It opens with the Lord’s Prayer. This whole site is a haven for Christians discussing politics, arts, history…and you are intruding. So who is the rude one? Look in a damn mirror, you self righteous, arrogant little jerk.

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                • Anton says:

                  Krishna is Lord, Lakshmi is Lady. Amen (a corruption of Amon-Ra). I can say it as often as you do; it doesn’t prove anything.

                  The Lord’s Prayer on this site is offered voluntarily, along with a link for prayer requests. This reflects the religion and benevolence of the site’s owner. No where does Sundance beat us over the head in an attempt to convert us. And with the exception of a few fanatics, the other religious people here are aggressive about their beliefs.

                  I’m no more intruding than you are. Is there a disclaimer somewhere here stating only fundamentalist Christians are welcome? If that’s the case, I suspect fewer than 20% of readers would be here. I saw the same thing happen to American Thinker, where I was a moderator. The religious fanatics took over and started preaching and screeching to impress their god. In no time at all, the site became a laughing stock, and has never recovered. For years, I was involved in the pro-life movement, then out-of-the-blue, a bunch of religious fanatics led by Jerry Falwell jumped on the bandwagon, and within a year managed to undo every bit of progress that had taken ten years to achieve. Today, the pro-life movement has fewer supporters and vastly more enemies than it did before Falwell wrecked it. Religion and politics do not mix well.

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                • Anton says:

                  “the other religious people here are NOT aggressive” is what I mean to say.

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    • duchess01 says:

      Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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    • Raven says:

      Jesus Christ is Lord.

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Had to share…Probably wrong thread but how you enjoy and it goes through

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  3. FLOTUS Melania #1 Fan says:

    Oh

    My

    Goodness

    This is the cutest lil Russian hacker I have ever seen! I have been binge-listening to the beautiful music of Alisa Sadikova. She is an ANGEL! Her music is mesmerizing. Search Youtube for more of her videos if you like these. And I think you’ll like these. The other night I put on an Alisa Sadikova playlist and just drifted off to sleep listening to the sound of an angel. If you are having a bad day, feeling stressed or depressed just press “play”, close your eyes, and enjoy a little slice of heaven.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Caint hardly git enough ragtime guitar music . . .

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  5. Lucille says:

    WELCOMING CASTRO’S SPIES
    How Obama is exposing U.S. defense information to the world’s worst intelligence traffickers.
    January 4, 2017 – Humberto Fontova
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265351/welcoming-castros-spies-humberto-fontova

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  6. nwtex says:

    Anyone know what font is used here?

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    • Janie M. says:

      According to Word, it is Georgia 9.5. I copy and pasted your comment into a Word page and the aforementioned font name and size of the font appeared in my top font bar (hope that made sense).

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      • Janie M. says:

        PS, since I sit nearly 2 ft away from my monitor, my son adjusted the resolution on my screen so the font appears larger.

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      • nwtex says:

        Excellent! Thanks a bunch, Janie ❤ I’ll see if I have it in my email choices in the morning..

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      • nwtex says:

        Hooray! It is perfect! I just used it on an email and am thrilled. Thanks again, Janie, you are a doll for looking in to it for me! Much appreciated ❤

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        • Janie M. says:

          You’re very welcome, glad I could help. I always have Word open because I copy a ton of recipes. 😀

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          • nwtex says:

            I do as well, one problem tho. I never use them! hahaha How ’bout you?

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            • Janie M. says:

              I actually do some of them. I subscribe to a lot of recipe sites. The ones I have actually made and like are from Use Real Butter and The Brown-Eyed Baker.

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              • nwtex says:

                Good grief! The …Real Butter blog is awesome. I’m craving the Asian Chicken Salad right now! SO many great recipes and photos (very protective of those pix, I see 😉 ) Crazy about the little dogie too. I’ll check out the ….Baker later soooo much to see at the other.

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                • Janie M. says:

                  nwtex, I use her potsticker and egg roll recipes, so darn good. Jen is Chinese and her mom is an excellent cook so she knows authentic Chinese food. I love her photos, she is a professional photographer.Yay! Found the link for her year end photos for 2016, had bookmarked it.

                  BTW, you’ll love the Baker. She recently posted a spicy cheese bread recently which I am going to make soon, just need to do some cheese shopping.
                  http://jenyu.net/newyear/

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                • nwtex says:

                  Wow! Such awesome photos I feel like I am there! So pristine! What a life xo. Neva is living the life…..precious!
                  I didn’t know what a Pika was (at first I thought it was a mouse) so looked it up…. SOOOO cute…….no scary tail so that’s good. watched a little utube and he is adorable love his little “voice”.

                  Well, I’ll tell ya I could really enjoy everything I’ve seen so far. Now I just need someone to take over my kitchen and surprise me everyday 😉 Yum!

                  Craving the empanadas! I used to know someone from Argentina and he used to make those alllll the time. I could eat a dozen in one day!

                  Thanks for the lead. I believe I will follow thru on some of these wonderful recipes.

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                • nwtex says:

                  I just went to the “…Baker”. I could spend hours there, too. I am definitely going to prepare the Creamy Mushroom-Fontina Pasta tomorrow. Oddly, I was planing on beef stroganoff for tomorrow but this is what I will do instead! Yum! I like her choice of pasta!! thx again, janie.

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  7. smiley says:

    Silent Night

    o/c

    ca 1932

    George William Sotter (1879-1953)

    American~ Pennsylvania~ Impressionism

    🙂

    nice house.

    they don’t make them like that much anymore.

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    • Janie M. says:

      So tranquil, smiley. It’s lovely. ❤

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      • smiley says:

        the actual painting is probably a stunner…love his painterly handling of the local architecture of that era and the pastoral settings of same.

        he started out as a stained glass apprentice.

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        • Janie M. says:

          I am sure it is. For decades, as a child, I saw a particular picture of St. George and the Dragon in text books. When I saw that exact painting (there are different version I have learned) as an adult at the Art Institute in Chicago, I immediately recognized it and was so overwhelmed my eyes watered a tiny bit. Same reaction when they had the French Impressionists exhibit (Renoir, Monet, etc). Something about seeing the actual artwork I love, in person, had that effect on me, can’t explain it.

          I once wanted to try my hand at stained glass. Since I love fairy tales, I thought stained glass would be a lovely medium for those types of pictures. Maybe some day….

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    • andeclain says:

      Smiley, I keep meaning to thank you for introducing me to interesting artists of whom I was woefully ignorant. Your choices are not always to my taste, being a bit of reactionary myself and not appreciating the more abstract stuff, but most of them are great.

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      • smiley says:

        🙂

        what’s your favorite kind of art ?

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        • andeclain says:

          Good grief smiley! What a difficult question! I suppose that I like all sorts, from the ancient cave paintings, via ancient Middle East, Egyptian and Greek stuff, illuminated manuscripts to the moderns, diverting to some of the Chinese and Japanese, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai, but not some of the people who are putting colours on canvas and giving it a fancy title and calling it art. I have never appreciated people like Picasso, Rauschenberg and such like. I’m partially color-blind which probably doesn’t help with abstract art. The color-blindness was only noticed by my son a couple of years ago. He refused to let me walk with him while I was wearing a purple hat. I thought it was brown. Back in the days of my youth we were all given a color-blind test and I couldn’t even see the things we were supposed to be detecting the numbers on. That’s when it was realised that I needed spectacles, but they forgot to check me on the color thing once I’d got them. I honestly don’t know how much of art appreciation that I’ve been robbed of. Possibly the greatest art experience of my life was following the signs to “La Gioconda” in the Louvre and then finding them pointing back the way I’d come. Somehow I’d walked past it. I turned back and entered a room. a tour guide smiled at me across the crowded room. I smiled back and realised that the tour guide was the Mona Lisa. I was flirting with a picture. I realised at that moment that Leonardo was a genius.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Consummate good taste, smiley. Thanks for this.

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  8. duchess says:

    This may have been posted already. Owner of this company is a Christian and big Trump supporter. I wonder if the crazed people on the left are trying to shut down this company? I bought these pillows as I have a neck injury, and they have really helped me. I have been able to sleep for the first time through the night.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/01/04/can-we-talk-about-that-my-pillow-flop-for-a-moment/

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  9. Dora says:

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir – The Canoeists Luncheon (1880)

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
    Psalms 91:11 (KJV)

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  11. smiley says:

    a detailed and very troubling curriculum vitae of Keith Ellison..

    The Man Who Most Deserves To Be DNC Chairman

    Jan 5 , 2017
    John Perazzo

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265360/man-who-most-deserves-be-dnc-chairman-john-perazzo

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      ssshhhh smiley! We want the Demonrats to chose Ellison. He would truly represent what the Demonrat party has become.

      Van Jones bluntly stated that the Clinton days are over. Now, the Democrat Party will be led by radical leftists such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Keith Ellison. No longer will they be moderate. Instead, they will be true to their radicalized roots. Look at this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaytU0QccRY&feature=youtu.be

      The only way the people who voted for Hillz; should they not really be as radical as self-acclaimed Jones is, is to see outright, by the new “leaders” of the Demonrat Party, that their party has been overtaken.

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      • smiley says:

        right…I’m aware of all that.

        I was not fully aware, however, of the depths of ellison’s stinking connections so I posted that article in case anyone else might find it informative.

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  12. duchess01 says:

    OH BUDDHA

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all infidels!

     photo a.m.20death.jpg

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

    Pardon me for intruding…

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  15. Dora says:

    Wow! It must have been beautiful before the bridge.

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  16. geoffb5 says:

    A pre-election thing, I thought was over, staggers into Federal court.

    The family of a Texas teenage girl is suing the city of McKinney, its police department and a former police officer for the fallout after a call about a “disturbance” at a neighborhood pool party in 2015.
    In a federal complaint filed last month, 16-year-old Dajerria Becton and her legal guardian allege that former police officer Eric Casebolt violated her constitutional rights by using excessive force.

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  17. andeclain says:

    These people don’t give up do they?

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/05/tony-blair-invests-9-million-war-populism/

    What is the difference between populism and democracy? I suspect that a certain couple who will be moving house later this month will do something similar.

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  18. G-d&Country says:

    FOX Comedy Features 6yo ‘Trans’ Boy Wearing Bondage Gag
    Posted by Chris Menahan
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/01/05/fox-comedy-features-6yo-trans-boy-wearing-bondage-gag/#more-68089
    OK Treepers any ideas on how to show displeasure to Fox about this, and other shows like it on Fox. I am guessing this has the same parent company as FoxBusiness and FoxNews. I could not handle watching this to boycott the advertisers, the video clips etc were bad enough. Some say just turn the station, but impressionable minds watch it because it is “funny”. Humor is a sneaky, but effective way of changing attitudes. Any suggestions?

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  19. Mike says:

    God-damn, am I ever torqued off about that handicapped white guy getting tortured by a word that starts with N but wouldn’t pass moderation. I’m in this kind of mood: Sorry if I offend, I guess. No not really.

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  20. Lucille says:

    “Italy: Muslim sets fire to church Nativity scene”
    January 5, 2017 by Robert Spencer
    “Why did he want to destroy Christian symbols? Because “they have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary” (Qur’an 5:17): as far as this Muslim is concerned, the statues are idolatrous in themselves, and are celebrating false and idolatrous beliefs. But as far as Italian authorities are concerned, it is because he was suffering from a “visible psycho-physical crisis.” It’s all just part of the global outbreak of mental illness.”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/italy-muslim-sets-fire-to-church-nativity-scene

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  21. BigMamaTEA says:

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    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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  23. dianeax says:

    I’ve been meaning to ask, does anyone have any suggestions for a meaningful gift for a new US citizen? I’m attending the swearing in of a long time friend tomorrow and would like to give her a small but meaningful gift. 🇺🇸 ❤

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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    For those of us who are Sheriff Clarke fans. 🙂 He has written a book that you can get on Amazon. It can be preordered now. Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America Hardcover – February 28, 2017
    by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. (Author)

    https://www.amazon.com/Cop-Under-Fire-Hashtags-Politics/dp/1617958573/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483674739&sr=1-1&keywords=sheriff+clarke

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  25. rumpole2 says:

    Test post to demonstrate smileys posted at WordPress


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