Monday January 9th – 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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149 Responses to Monday January 9th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    It’s cold out, the snow falls heavily enough that you can hear its soft imprint. You think of that night long ago, the stark and encompassing stillness of that midnight’s snow. Should you wake her up to share this quiet beauty? No, probably not. She’d had a longer day than you and, moreover, unlike you she wasn’t much of a night-owl. You wondered then, if it was going to last. The courtship, you realized, wasn’t the kind of stuff she might have dreamed about, although you did find that she liked cars and flying kites. But did she like you well enough to stick around? And did you? The thing about a midnight snow’s pristine stillness is that it invites you to push your thoughts into places you probably wouldn’t want to go—like wondering if your brand new bride cared enough about you to really stick around. And now. . . 49 years later. . . with another midnight snow to remind you, it looks like she did. As did you. Time to finish off the single-malt and head off to bed.

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  2. Dommy says:

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    • usnveteran says:

      Dommy ~
      Amen.
      Blessings to you and yours.

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    • nwtex says:

      …and Savior.

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    • duchess01 says:

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

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    • Bruce says:

      “the Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”

      Romans 6:23

      6:21-23 The pleasure and profit of sin do not deserve to be called fruit. Sinners are but ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same. Shame came into the world with sin, and is still the certain effect of it. The end of sin is death. Though the way may seem pleasant and inviting, yet it will be bitterness in the latter end. From this condemnation the believer is set at liberty, when made free from sin. If the fruit is unto holiness, if there is an active principle of true and growing grace, the end will be everlasting life; a very happy end! Though the way is up-hill, though it is narrow, thorny, and beset, yet everlasting life at the end of it is sure. The gift of God is eternal life. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ purchased it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us to it; he is the All in all in our salvation.

      Matthew Henry

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  3. debmonson says:

    I live on the Space Coast a couple of hours from Ft Lauderdale in a straight line WHERE has the reporting on this gone????? It is almost like it NEVER HAPPENED what is going on only 1 source is calling this out saying he was a terrorist whose ties go back to before he enlisted that he posted on Myspace with qn islamic name WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE WHERE IS THE COVERAGE WHAT IS GOING ON

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  4. zephyrbreeze says:

    Never Forget the heinous murder of this young couple by a gang.

    10 years later: Remembering Christian-Newsom

    “Newsom was almost immediately raped, fatally shot in the head, and set afire along nearby railroad tracks between Ninth Avenue and Cherry Street.

    “Christian was tortured and raped for several days before suffocating in a trash can with plastic bags over her head.

    “The afternoon of Jan. 7, a railroad employee spotted Newsom’s body. The next day, Christian’s family found her silver 2005 Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Chipman Street and Glider Avenue.”

    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/10-years-later-remembering-christian-newsom/381967577

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    • Lucille says:

      Indeed, this is one of the worst U. S. crimes so far in the 21st Century. Most of America knew nothing of this crime at the time it happened. The PC powers-that-be did NOT want it known outside the state (but, of course, they deny this, merely indicating that there are thousands of murders every year and most of them don’t become national). I just happened upon trial coverage one day at work when doing some research for my boss on an entirely different subject. One of those sidebar stories that catch your eye. Beyond horrific!

      And the utter inhumanity of the defense lawyers was one for the books. They did everything within possibility to outrageously disparage, demean, and completely objectify this beautiful young couple who were so in love. Their parents, who sat through the trials, were heroic in their ability to listen to all the awful details about their beloved children’s deaths. It is incredible how they survived.

      The other horrific thing about the trial and aftermath was the nearly complete indifference from several of my leftie co-workers, the meme being that “worse things in history happened to blacks,” and that “probably a lot of the reported details were made up.” Yes, some reports turned out to be false. But the real details are thoroughly grisly and heinous and stand on their own.

      Question: where is the humanity of anyone who would be indifferent to suffering and terrorism and desperation and rape and torture and murder NO MATTER WHAT THE RACE? How can such people live with themselves?

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      • anthonydog says:

        The details were beyond horrific. They not only raped Gavin but cut off his genitals. It was deemed “not a hate crime.”

        Obama is another Antonio Gramsci who was the Communist revolutionary who called for a race war in America to rehab the black psyche. Obama dehumanizes whites and encourages black on white violence. He is and evil man imbued with hate.

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          I didn’t know that fact. The whole situation was horrific.

          I haven’t heard the name Gramsci in awhile and it deserves revisiting and renewed study.

          You are right about Obama. I didn’t like him from the get go but I never would have thought he’d actually make things worse between the races. That was short sighted, naive and foolish of me. I’ll never make that mistake again.

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          • anthonydog says:

            That situation is an unrelenting nightmare.

            George Webb’s approval of Obama gives me pause. He (Webb) could be an operation.

            Obama and Gramsci and the Silvermasters and the UN are one.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I learned about it on a crime show on ID Discovery and literally felt sick to my stomach.

        To your point there is a horrible false equivalence prevalent among the left as well as a massive cover up of the true nature of black on white crime. I would not have believed this possible or real in my 20s but there’s no denying it now. I’m awake.

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        • anthonydog says:

          Yes. Naive at one time too. No longer though. FBI stats tell the whole truth. Not to be aware is to be a victim in waiting. I had no idea the hatred was so hot and so pervasive. Obama and the likes of Oprah have been lighting fires.

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  5. usnveteran says:

    “Vaccines Revealed” – 9 Part Docu-series:
    ‘Register for this FREE documentary series for January 10th through January 18th.
    Exposes the biggest public health experiment … ever. Your kids are already a part of the experiment … and you’re next.’
    http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com/landing/

    “Vaxxed”, Movie Director Andy Wakefield: “Donald Trump Told Me That He Believes Vaccines Cause Injuries”:
    [Published January 4, 2017 – The Richie Allen Show: http://www.richieallen.co.uk ]

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    • usnveteran says:

      Sorry about that vid not posting … here is a related vid:

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    • duchess01 says:

      Here ya go, usnveteran!

      “Vaxxed” Director Andy Wakefield: “Donald Trump Told Me That He Believes Vaccines Cause Injuries.”

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      • Wakefield lost his medical license in 2010, for falsifying the data used to support his assertions about the MMR vaccine. His views have been disproven over and over. It’s irresponsible of you to promote them here.

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        • duchess01 says:

          I don’t promote anyone here, Mikey – was merely offering assistance to a fellow Treeper – discernment is an individual endeavor – as is understanding – disagreement is permitted – judgment is left to God!

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          • I understand your action, duchess, and do not blame you for helping. I was really referring to the original poster, who must be seriously misinformed to believe this nonsense.

            Andrew Wakefield’s deceitful actions, taken to enrich himself, helped lead to a decline in vaccinations here and abroad, a resurgence in previously controlled diseases (measles, pertussis and others) and the senseless, preventable deaths of patients in many countries.

            Less than two years ago when I was working Urgent Care, I had to send an infant to hospital who had meningitis. He wasn’t immunized because his parents “had heard vaccinations could cause autism”. This isn’t a matter of discernment or disagreement. Ignorance, caused by lies told by a (now disgraced) charlatan, harmed that child.

            If God decides I judged Wakefield wrongly, I’ll happily suffer the consequences.

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            • duchess01 says:

              Sad any way you look at it, Mikey! You are being helpful by presenting the evidence – God knows that – He also knows what Wakefield did or did not do in presenting his position – our children suffer unnecessarily from faulty science, too – a nightmare for parents who listen to the wrong people – sad all around – you see firsthand what most people don’t – parents want to do right by their children – and they make decisions based upon what they know – some trust their doctors – some don’t – this is a very touchy subject – the more information we have, the better we can discern – unfortunately, there is deception and discrepancies – such as you have uncovered – and because we are human – mistakes are made – 😦

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  6. nimrodman says:

    … and, of course, the 15 Commandments:

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  7. Lucille says:

    The “Craziness” of the Climate Science Echo Chamber
    by Mark Steyn – January 4, 2017
    Mann vs Free Speech

    http://www.steynonline.com/7661/the-craziness-of-the-climate-science-echo-chamber

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  8. Dora says:

    William Glackens – “Skaters, Central Park,” (1912)

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  9. smiley says:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Paul_Gauguin_-D’ou_venons-nous.jpg/1024px-Paul_Gauguin-_D’ou_venons-nous.jpg

    Where Do We Come From ~ Who Are We ~ Where Are We Going ?

    ca 1897

    o/c

    Paul Gauguin ~ French/Tahiti

    🙂

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  10. Dora says:

    My prayers are with all of you who are in the path of this awful flood. Please stay safe.

    Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated in floods along mountains
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article125279439.html

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Thank you. I spent Saturday helping our friends sandbagging. What a mess this is.

      I’m incredibly thankful to God so far my ill elderly father does not have to be evacuated. I don’t know what we’d do.

      I’m praying for everyone in Nevada and NorCal who may be impacted.

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
    Psalms 37:4 (KJV)

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  12. nwtex says:

    Smarmy nonsense.
    ~~~
    “Guests at the Golden Globes were surprised with a special message from President Barack Obama”

    He’s going to be out of office in a minute so why the the kissy-kissy.
    Guess he still has a need to keep them on a short leash….and that is scary.
    I know he is going to remain visible as he continues his attempt to deconstruct our United States so having that contemptible element will be (in his mind) an asset I suppose.

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  13. Leslie Ingersoll says:

    Joyfully married for 33 years!
    The good definitely outweighs the bad, beauty is in everything that God has created, and will create! God bless America🇺🇸❤

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  14. Dora says:

    History and pictures of the Oval Office for those who are interested.

    http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/west-wing/oval-office-history.htm

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. don welch says:

    9am presser still on?

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  17. Regardless of current and future BS we remain Americans ( Madison rising start spangled banner ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8C7i9kdEf8

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  18. duchess01 says:

    For your discernment…
    PM 2.5 : THE SILENT KILLER

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  19. kimosaabe says:

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  20. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Hollywood contrast:
    Contrast of the psychologically challenged at the globes.

    Denzel Washington Blasts ‘Difficulty’ of Filmmaking: ‘Send Your Son to Iraq…That’s Difficult’

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/12227/denzel-washington-blasts-difficulty-filmmaking-frank-camp

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    Hm. I wonder if Obama is trying to start a war with Iran now since Putin won’t bite. Our ships fired back at something the Iranians did.

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  22. Pied Piper says:

    Can anyone tell me how many hundred thousand dollar speeches Bill or Hillary have scheduled so far for 2017?
    Also, is anyone keeping a count of the refund requests that have come in for past speeches? I’d also like to know what organizations, public and private, have requested refunds. In other words, who has determined that they didn’t get their money’s worth.
    Thanks

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  23. Pied Piper says:

    By the way, what happened to the egg shortage early last year? Or maybe it was late 2015.

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  24. litenmaus says:

    Sean King…..IOTW…..the combination is always worth a smile.

    Imitation is the greatest form of…..Screw that I was ripped off again…….

    http://iotwreport.com/imitation-is-the-greatest-form-of-screw-that-i-was-ripped-off-again/

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  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    House gavels in today at noon EST – Senate, gavels in at 2:00 p.m. EST

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    First nomination hearings in Senate Judiciary start tomorrow: Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General – Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -Time: 09:30 AM EST –

    http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/01/03/2017/attorney-general-nomination-01-10-17

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      Lets hope Senator Jeff Sessions doesn’t have to endure an inordinate amount of vitriol from the left. So grateful this honorable man will be AG.

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  27. Sentient says:

    Pretty sure this asshat Tavis Smiley just blamed Whitey for the 4 thugs torturing that mentally challenged white kid in Chicago. http://time.com/4626743/chicago-torture-video/?xid=homepage Gee, I wonder why we’re so divided when some people won’t even take any responsibility for actions taken ON CAMERA!

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  28. joshua says:

    On a lighter note….

    Charles Manson is on his death bed, according to a newly published report.

    “He’s not good. His health is failing,” TMZ quoted a source familiar with the infamous cult leader’s health crisis.

    Last week, Manson, 82, was taken out of Corcoran State Prison in California’s Central Valley and rushed to a hospital in Bakersfield about 60 miles away for emergency surgery to stop his intestines from bleeding, sources told The Post.

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  29. Disclaimer. This is a crazy one posted in a newer WL email series. It may have been elaborate psy-ops of some sort. In this chain Turkish officials are discussing a DEBKAfile news story about Sec Clinton. DEBKAfile is apparently an Israeli Publication? The date is consistent with when HRC was hospitalized late 2012 early 2013. But the speculation in the news article was that she was actually injured in a plane accident in Iran which was covered up. This was around the time she got a concussion from slipping on the wet floor when a contractor set off a sprinkler in her office from a different floor (almost impossible to do with wet pipe or dry pipe fire systems). The Turkish officials are communicating in native language and I’m not having much luck translating their words which is what I was hoping for. Just wondering if this story is something anyone’s heard of before? Almost sounds like a vast liberal Blumenthal conspiracy lol. If HRC was actually injured in Iran I’m sure she’d want to get full credit for it.

    https://wikileaks.org/berats-box/emailid/43471

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      We heard of that story around the time it supposedly happened. I don’t know. How can anyone tell what is the truth around those people?

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      • Amen to that with that whole admin you never know! I’ve never believed the sprinkler in her office was set off by welder in a different floor either though. However for an opportunist like H a building fire alarm is prime time to sabotage her own sprinkler. It’s theoretically the only time water is able to come out on modern sprinklers because the tamper switch doesn’t open until there’s an alarm.

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  30. Dora says:

    They’re Nuts!

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  31. Lucille says:

    Jihad Watch is full of all kinds of articles pertinent to the happenings of jihad around the world: https://www.jihadwatch.org/. Here are couple:

    Video: Fort Lauderdale shooter fires first shots
    JANUARY 8, 2017 5:19 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    Notice how calm and determined he is. Almost as if he considers himself to be on some kind of mission. Perhaps Aashiq Hammad was mindful of this promise — particularly if he really had mental health issues: “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people, and remove the fury in the believers’ hearts.” (Qur’an 9:14-15) Jihad as therapy.
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/video-fort-lauderdale-shooter-fires-first-shots

    Philadelphia: Muslims tell Jews at interfaith gathering that “jihad doesn’t mean to go on a battlefield and fight”
    JANUARY 9, 2017 1:05 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    “It doesn’t? Somebody better tell the schools of Sunni jurisprudence”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/philadelphia-muslims-tell-jews-at-interfaith-gathering-that-jihad-doesnt-mean-to-go-on-a-battlefield-and-fight

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  32. Howie says:

    Out with Civil Rights…In with Civil Liberty.

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  33. G-d&Country says:

    Breitbart report on illegals being transported inland, not only by bus, but by AIRPLANE. Report also recounts 2014 Breitbart report on illegals on airplanes. What ID do they use? Have they been checked for communicable diseases and parasites? Isn’t it illegal to transport illegal aliens? If it isn’t illegal, it should be.

    “Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have admitted that they are not only releasing illegal immigrants at bus stations, they are also “identify[ing]” and transporting them to airports for travel to various destinations within the country
    The announcement from immigration and enforcement officials that they are taking illegal immigrants to airports, came in response to a local news report and inquiry by KGNS.”
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/01/09/feds-admit-putting-migrants-planes-u-s-destinations/

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  34. dbethd says:

    http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/mark-judge/michael-eric-dyson-calls-whites-have-ira-individual-reparations-account

    Professor Michael Eric Dyson thinks that white people should have an “Individual Reparations Account” to make donations to black institutions and individuals.

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  35. nimrodman says:

    “I hate Illinois Nazis” – Jake Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

    There was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots…

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  36. Lucille says:

    From the fine mind and beautiful, repentant spirit of St.Augustine of Hippo:

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  37. Patriot1783 says:

    Goooooo Clemson!!!🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

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  38. 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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  39. Ddanna says:

    Amen

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  40. nwtex says:

    Did anyone catch Greta today? “For the Record” @ MSNBC. I believe the premiere was today = Mon. 1/9 and she was slated to have V. Jarret as a guest.

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  41. LANE says:

    Everyday for the next 10 days I will be playing this around the clock by different artist .. join me in the celebration.

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