Sunday February 19th – 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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98 Responses to Sunday February 19th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    One of life’s great joys is making music with friends . . . 🙂

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  2. Trumpstumper says:

    Loved Melania’s ‘Our Father’ in Melbourne yesterday evening… ❤

    Our nation is so blessed.

    Liked by 8 people

    • cynthia says:

      Please help spread the news on these rallies coming up all over the country Feb 27 and March 4.We will be handing out all of our elected officials contact information for lobbying President Trumps America First Agenda. We need to shut the phones down if they go against our AGENDA ! We have worked on legislation for years and know that they will listen to there voters if they hear from them. The Koch Brothers ,Donahue US Chamber and many others are working behind scenes against some of our America First policies.
      Thank you and God Bless Cynthia Lucas

      President Trump needs your support
      National Rally to support President Trump’s
      “America First Agenda.”
      Monday, February 27th, 2017
      Stuart Florida
      12 Noon
      Stuart Memorial Park East Ocean BLVD
      Contact Cynthia Lucas, Martin 9/12 Tea Party Committee 561-301-1601

      The rally in our area will take place at Noon on Monday, February 27th at Stuart Memorial Park. Rallies like this will be taking place simultaneously across the nation in support of the AMERICA FIRST AGENDA.
      We are honored to have Billy and Karen Vaughn speaking about President Trump’s Agenda.
      Many more speakers to announced

      America First Agenda
      SCOTUS Nominee Neil GorsuchForeign Policy
      Military Preparedness
      Free and Fair Trade Deals
      Jobs and Growth
      Military Preparedness
      Supporting Law Enforcement

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    • remuda2016 says:

      Her Prayer is also Sundance’s for us…for US…here…as always. A real signal to the world , the people and for us here, acknowledgement of Who is actually In Control. BTW, a big ‘shout-out’ for Lindsey Graham as I…

      in total astonishment…
      for his…
      profound admonishment…

      to ‘wordsmith- ‘twister’ John Dickerson on FTN (CBS) for the media’s “OVER THE TOP CRITICISM OF THIS TRUMP WHITE HOUSE”. Dickerson is a dweeb. That’s spelled “D*W*E*E*B”!


  3. Lucille says:

    Found this on my daily calendar “Thought for the Day”:

    What do your doodles say about you?
    Round shapes and curved lines: harmonious, affectionate
    Straight lines and squares: down-to-earth, practical
    Zigzags and triangles: determined
    Light, sketchy strokes: hesitant

    Haven’t a clue whether it’s accurate…LOL!

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  4. Lucille says:

    One of my favorite artists, Vasily Kandinsky, b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

    “Composition 8” – 1923 Oil on canvas – 55 1/8 x 79 1/8 inches – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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    • czarowniczy says:

      May I change this a wee bit to: ‘…are protesting to let me into their country to join those already here and in training along the Mexican border.’?


      • annieoakley says:


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        • czarowniczy says:

          In January there were a number of shootings in Mexico targeting US consular officials and sites. They were given scant coverage in the US press but those few times they were reported they were attributed to cartels. Mexican media in the targeted cities were less guarded, they openly blamed it on cartel AND Muslim Fundamentalists. State issued travel warning mentioning the shootings but were mum on the shooters.
          Mex police and military have been issuing bulletins on Moslem activities in Mexico for over a decade, I remember one from late 2001.
          Jamaat ul-fuqra is named a terrorist organization in a number of nstions and it’s been openly operating here for many years. FBI had people camped at its Virginia facility and NY State had surveillance begore NY declared it ‘clear and clean’. Recently they changed their name to Muslims of America and – poof – they get to start all over. Those messy political assassination, sounds of automatic gunfire and explosions coming from their sites, their dtill recruiting from the most violent prison populatiobs and innercity areas…all forgiven. They now have well over 20 active compounds in thevUS.
          I won’t even get into the Palestinian terror groups that have been here for decades, Hamas chief among them, as that’s old news and they are too entrenched to ever be dug out. And then there are the ones we don’t know about yet.


  5. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
    Psalms 17:22 (KJV)

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  6. duchess01 says:

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

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  7. nimrodman says:

    Social order and Western Civilization breaking down in Britain. Two observations:

    -1. I wonder who drives the trucks?
    -2. It must happen quite frequently, they’ve got a name for it: flytipping

    Flytippers completely block country lane with enormous pile of stinking rubbish including food and dirty nappies

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    • georgiafl says:

      Image above is a great metaphor for the great migration.

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      • Kay Emig says:

        Dead-on accurate comment.

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        • Kay Emig says:

          This is especially sad because these “country lanes” have been preserved for centuries.
          Originally many were traditional pilgrimage routes kept open deliberately for foot travel, not just in the UK, but in other European countries as well.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Looks like many of the side streets in New Orleans or other major US cities where certain groups tend to discard their trash. Probably not New Orleans though, can’t see any bodies/body parts in the heap.


        • georgiafl says:

          Only those major US cities with Democrat mayors.


          • czarowniczy says:

            I don’t think the mayor is the deciding factor but probably figures in. In my experience it isn’t Republicans out there filling the side streets with trash. We had some that were so blocked it took days to sccop up and transport the garbage to a landfill. Yeah, OK, we had Rat mayors for decades, but the dumpers are the issue sole individuals responsible for their actions.


            • georgiafl says:

              Democrats tend to use corrupt kick-back contractors for goods and services, tend to let lawlessness run rampant in order to get graft from drug/gambling/etc.
              It’s a century or two long pattern.


              • czarowniczy says:

                I was centering more on that portion of the city with less of an attachment to civilized norms. That segment who takes their various accretions of household waste and, rather than dispose of it in a way society deems proper, just dumps it.
                We used to have piles of bags heaved out of cars and trucks dotting city streets and interstates as well as side streets clogged ten feet high, just as wide (or wider) and blocks long. Certain segments of the city sported wildcatters who’d take your household trash and construction debris for a small fee and dump it late at night (though sometimes during the day) on side streets and vacant lots. We were internationally famous as a trash-o- centric city.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        Exactly. I was thinking of one of those “Where’s Waldo” pictures, with this one being sort of a “Where’s Mo-Ham-Head” picture…..

        In our stores here in Germany, after 17:00 or so (when the refauxgees tend to go shopping; Germans go early in the morning), all of the racks and displays are jumbled, packages (and sometimes even jars) are opened, the floors are dirty, and it’s generally a mess. Just like home to them, I guess.

        But not to US!


    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      The county in which I live (rural) has strict laws about this. They have an old fella who is in charge of Code Enforcement. He will actually go through said trash looking for names and addresses and then go visit you to give you a ticket! You are responsible for your trash. It happened to me once, and he told me I had to go NOW and clean it up! Apparently, my trash man had one of my bags fly off his truck as he went around a corner and it landed in the middle of the road. When I told him who my trash man was, he called him right there and told him about it, and trash man came back and cleaned it up.
      Hooray for code man! And trash man, the system seems to work around here.
      The only problem we have right now, is water trucks from Atlanta going into rural areas and stealing water from fire hydrants. Water costs a lot in Atlanta, and they need to fill their swimming pools. It costs a lot here too, but in Atlanta, you have nowhere to hide!


    • Millwright says:

      It happens in America too ! Just about every municipality has some out-of-the-way spot where tires, appliances, construction debris ( most often including asbestos ) are “back pastured” by individuals and unscrupulous contractors. But there’s an unmentioned “driving factor” in this ; the regulatory climate . When regulation makes proper disposal unaffordable or excessively inconvenient it guarantees these sorts of situations !


  8. Dora says:

    Georges Seurat – Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte (1886)

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    • Avi says:

      the art of making art is putting it together!

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      • remuda2016 says:

        A serene French afternoon…now under attack. Ah, if only Seurat were alive today, he’d see his 1886 ‘Pointillism’ is the ‘digital art’ of the day in 3-color ‘pixels’. just as ‘newsprint’ has been since the dawn of the ‘age of color reproduction’ began in 1891 (UK & US), only fifteen years later. Thank you Georges…Thank you, Lord!

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  9. nimrodman says:

    Bit by bit, Western Civilization is disassembled. Now they can’t have truck deliveries.

    Any wagers on how many attacks or how many years until they no longer are able to have the carnivals or their beloved Christmas markets?

    And the added police and security costs. One might fear they’d bankrupt Western countries, except none of them (including the U.S.) are actually paying with actual real money. They’re all just putting it on the tab of deficit-spending and relentlessly accumulating national debt.

    Cologne Carnival Issues Truck Ban For City Centre

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    • nimrodman says:

      “… the added security costs …”

      Simply to have savages live among us, while pretending they’re not savages.
      It’s a high price for feckless utopian fantasizing.

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      • “Trump’s ban would have stopped this savage.

        It is impossible to work out who these people are or what they have done before they arrive in the West. Had he not posed for photos showing his evil work, the Swedish authorities would have been none the wiser.

        Refugee Haisam Sakhanh, 46, was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday.”


  10. Keln says:

    I was gonna post a song I did today, but decided on this one instead. It’s the song I posted in tribute to my Grandma who died almost exactly 2 years ago now. A great woman. And this is a beautiful song for this Sunday.

    There are a lot of sad songs out there, but always remember, we have a God who has promised to wipe every tear from our eye. That is one of the most beautiful passages in our Lord’s Word:

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away -Revelation 21:4.

    We have a God who loves us folks. It will be a joyous time when we all finally meet. Pure joy then. I love you all. And I look forward to that glorious Day when we can all share in that joy and love that our Lord has promised us.

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  11. For those Treepers on the same page as I am regarding the Power of Prayer, I believe God has our backs and will keep our President Trump safe.

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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    • duchess01 says:

      Amen, Southern! Too many naysayers have proclaimed America is under judgment because ‘we’ have abandoned God – and yet – they said nothing about the millions who were praying for a leader who would put an end to the madness – and acknowledge God!

      I believe God heard our prayers – and brought forth a leader and a first lady who acclaim Him in public – who give Him the credit – who remind us of His Love for us –

      We have not stopped praying – we continue to pray for our Country, our President, and his family – and that God ‘will heal our land’! We trust in His Word and His promises –

      Isaiah 54:17
      “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

      King James Version (KJV)

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        Amen. And my son reminded me of a passage in Isaiah 45 which seems also to be relevant, especially considering how President Trump is Pro-Israel, Pro-family, Pro-life, Pro-American, and Pro-Christian (thank GOD for all of that). GOD Bless President Trump, Vice-President Pence, their families and the Administration, Sundance, Keln, and all the treepers, and keep us in His will and His way and His protection, strength, and love.

        I see how GOD raised up Cyrus to do HIS Will, and it makes me think of President Trump also being raised up to do GOD’s will. And GOD’s WORD never returns empty.

        Isaiah 45:

        45 Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

        2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

        3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

        4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

        5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

        6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

        7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

        8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.

        9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

        10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

        11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

        12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

        13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.

        14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

        15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

        16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

        17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

        18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.

        19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

        20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

        21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

        22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

        23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

        24 Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

        25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ Infidels!

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  13. Dora says:

    Just a few feet away from where Thomas of Becket was murdered. I find this obscene!


    Freemason Service at England’s Mother Church on Same Day as Consecration to Our Lady

    Justin Welby, the Church of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury, is allowing a full Masonic service to be conducted in Canterbury Cathedral on the same day that Cardinal Nichols reconsecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Westminster Cathedral on February 18, 2017.

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      I grew up with the understand that my Holy Baptism was more fundamental than anything. This precluded my belonging to any secret fraternal organization or society.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        In John 14:6 Jesus tells us that the ONLY way to the Father is through HIM, Jesus.
        The whole chapter is important, and reassuring. There is only ONE road to the top of the mountain, and HIS Name is JESUS.
        John 14:

        14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

        2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

        3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

        4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

        5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

        6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

        7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

        8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

        9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

        10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

        11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

        12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

        13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

        14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

        15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

        16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

        17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

        18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

        19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

        20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

        21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

        22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

        23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

        24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

        25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

        26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

        27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

        28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

        29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

        30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

        31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

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        • gettherejustassoon says:

          A most beautiful chapter of the Gospel, such a comfort for the disciples. As such, secret societies or organizations were considered forbidden because there was fear on the part of some people that the Christian faith might somehow be compromised. Also, it was thought these might work against the development of community among believers.

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  14. Wow Rush is going to be live on the little snake Chris Wallace!


    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      The story is pretty full of hype. Do we know that this phone was used by Hitler anywhere besides the bunker? If so, Hitler may have given some military orders over it, etc., but it is unlikely that he screamed orders to death camps over it. Interestingly, although clearly Hitler approved of the liquidation of his “enemies,” virtually no documentation ties him directly to the extermination camps. He seems to have turned the dirty work over to subordinates, enabled them to the hilt and let it take its course without his personal direction. Hitler, like Stalin and Mao was an evil man, responsible fot the death of millions. The phone is interesting as a historic relic, but one would need to know rather more to fully evaluate it.

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        Spoken like a true American Picker!


      • toriangirl says:

        Excellent response! You beat me to the punch.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        Even if Hitler didn’t do the dirty deeds directly, as Kanzler, he was responsible.
        Just as Gyorgi Schwarz, erm, George Soros is responsible for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of Jews upon whom he snitched.

        Look up the “Bekennende Christen” in Germany in WWII to see the price people paid for standing for their Christian faith, as opposed to Hitler and Pope Pius (among others).

        My late father-in-law had his eyes blown out and his nose blown off. I hold Hitler responsible for that, as he was conscripting youth as young as 14-15 at the end of the war. Having said that, there were many people, including Jews (two of them professors of mine), who had no idea of the extent of what was going on. Seems the Lügenpresse and Presstitutes existed back then, too…..

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  15. Rush wiffed

    Chris Wallace is on Soros payroll

    Chris has a full boat of anti Trump people on to cut U S All down

    Wallace hates U S All out here too!!!


  16. BakoCarl says:

    Melania came to speak to the crowd.
    Her words, unexpected, were “Let us pray.”
    Acknowledging God to start a rally,
    And seeking His will to guide the way.

    We trust in the Lord with all our hearts,
    Not relying on what we think we know.
    We acknowledge Him in all that we do,
    And pray that He guides us as we go.

    In our hearts we may plan our way,
    But the Lord will direct the course we sail.
    For many plans are in the mind of man,
    But it’s the Lord’s purpose that will prevail.

    We know that God put Donald in his place,
    For He sets up and deposes kings.
    We know that God uses great women, too.
    As He is in control of everything.

    When our First Lady exhibits her faith,
    It is a great witness to all others
    To sincerely, outwardly, show their faith
    To all of our sisters and brothers.

    Melania wept at “How Great Thou Art”,
    And then opened this rally with prayer.
    Blessed with God-given beauty and grace,
    We have a First Lady beyond compare.

    Her words are such that we all can agree
    To repeat them to God, aloud, together:
    “For Thine is the kingdom, and the power,
    And the glory, for ever and ever. “


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    • Millwright says:

      When I was a young man I had opportunity to spend some time with an engineering representative for a major OEM that was part of this program. He ate dinner in our home several times, relating his “take'” on this forced upset of the NISI community was positive. He stated it broke up confining cultural restrictions and presented the “evacuees” with challenges and opportunities that, ultimately, resulted in their becoming more integrated into American society. No, it wan’t all “beer and skittles” ( and he openly acknowledged his initial resistance to the program) but he also noted those changes made possible his education and later success in life .


  17. Fakebook still thinks the wsj and nyt story about DJT not being given all the secret stuff is NOT fake news…. (CAP treatment on purpose )


    • piper567 says:

      My local rag has a column each Sunday written by the Big Cheese. Today’s column was about a letter she had received from a reader re: Fake News (the letter was critical of the paper).
      The column contained large parts of the letter received, and then her response.
      These are the Editor’s concluding remarks:
      “…the President’s obsessive shoot-the-messenger campaign is getting in the way of addressing important issues this Country faces – security, healthcare, and jobs, to name a few.
      “He could take a page from Washington Post’s editor Marty Baron, who said in a conference last week regarding his paper’s coverage of the President, ‘We’re not at war with the administration, we’re at work’.”
      There you have it.


  18. Southpaw says:

    Stories for Noah

    After graduating college in 1979 I went back to Oklahoma to work, not in my field just whatever was available. Carter economy was horrible. My college sweetheart didn’t graduate until 1980. We used to write letters all the time. That was how you communicated back in the old days. Carter raised the price to 15 cents, made me mad. After she graduated she moved to San Diego area with some girlfriends. She said she missed me and would I come move in with her. So I packed up and drove out there.

    I couldn’t find work right away. I even tried to join the Navy. They wouldn’t take me. They asked questions I gave answers. It was the 70s and I told them the things I had done and tried. They thought I needed help, psychological. Some folks don’t like the truth. I signed with a temporary agency until something permanent came in. They called the next day. They needed people to work the ranch out on the Otay Mesa. I just needed work boots, denim pants, and gloves. Started the next day.

    My first day I joined a crew where I was the only person who spoke English. The rest were Spanish speakers, mostly Mexican nationals. The job required riding the fence line in a pickup truck and doing repairs. Split rail fence around the residence and barbed wire on the property line, some that bordered Mexico. The tools I used were a shovel and hoe. They had wire tools and rifles. They repaired fence, I cleaned tumbleweed and scrub from the posts. Lunch took over an hour, the cowboys would make a tortilla dish over an open fire and then a siesta. This was cool, I was gonna be a cowboy. But it was hot. They all wore long sleeves and big ole hats. I found out why after the first day. Got home and looked like a ripe tomato.

    The third day I hopped out of the truck when we hit the tumbleweed. I started with my shovel when I heard a sound I didn’t recognize. The vaqueros started jabbering in Spanish and grabbing their rifles. What was going on? I then discovered I had flushed out a rattlesnake. My shovel went flying and I ran straight for Mexico. I heard a couple of shots and a lot of laughing. They killed the demon. Rode back to the ranch house while they told funny stories that I couldn’t comprehend. Turned the corner and there was a bunch of snake skins hanging out to dry. They hung the snake, filleted it for meat and left it dry. I figured out what my job was: I was to scare up critters in the scrub who were trying to stay cool. Snakes,scorpions, and anything else. Their job was to kill it. That was my last day as a cowboy, no matter what Toby Keith sings.

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  19. Bruce says:

    New Technology Allows Parents to See Their Unborn Babies in Crystal Clear Video


  20. Bob Thoms says:

    Rand Paul smacks down John McCain on ABC Sunday……

    Liked by 3 people

    • gettherejustassoon says:

      The link is working for me. However, I came up with the following. And, you’re correct. Rand Paul let’s him have it! “We’re vey lucky he (McCain) is not in charge.”


  21. georgiafl says:

    This can’t wait ’til Cursday:

    Liked by 2 people

  22. kenmar1965 says:

    I just watched an excellent documentary on PBS American Experience on the Ruby Ridge standoff.
    Check it out if you get a chance

    Liked by 1 person

  23. 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 and their families 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

    Liked by 4 people

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