Tuesday February 28th – 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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112 Responses to Tuesday February 28th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    There is a series, hosted by Piers Morgan, on UK television called “life stories” – very much more detailed personal interviews. Well, last week they did one on the one and only Nigel Farage. Its quite interesting.

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    An oldie but goodie. Leo Kottke in 1977.

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  3. Lumina says:

    Nice upbeat song and a 12 string…I watched in awe of his fingering…

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  4. Lucille says:

    Always to get the evidence of malfeasance:

    Explosive Audio Shows Liberals Planning Hostile Town Halls


    • Millwright says:

      Lucille, Someone shared some “intel” on how this was going to work at a town hall meeting in NJ ! Pretty much substantiates what was on the audio clip ! ” Once is hap stance, twice is co-incidence, three is enemy action pretty well describes what’s happening across the nation. How long until the FBI and other domestic intel sources start bringing these perps to the bar of justice ?

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

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  6. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Happy Pancake Day!

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  7. Gil says:


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  8. Lucille says:

    The White Helmets: Al-Qaeda Wins An Oscar
    By Pamela Geller – on February 27, 2017


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  9. filia.aurea says:

    Fukushima is a mess. Bill Still video. 1523 https://youtu.be/SyKkhI_GKkg

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  10. Dora says:

    Sergei Vinogradov – Marina. Arkhangelsk (1903)

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! Fat Tuesday!

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  12. smiley says:

    Courir de Mardi Gras ~ Valse du Vacher

    (Mardi Gras Run ~ The Cowboy Waltz)



    Herb Roe

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  13. jbrickley says:

    This looks amazing. Definitely going to attend.


    NYC one man play portraying C.S. Lewis and his conversion from staunch atheist to Christianity. Based on his writings and autobiographies.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Les says:

      Mere Christianity, on my top 5 of-all-time list. Intelligent religion, so different than the usual fare.

      “If there was a controlling power outside the universe, it could not show itself to us as one of the facts inside the universe— no more than the architect of a house could actually be a wall or staircase or fireplace in that house. The only way in which we could expect it to show itself would be inside ourselves as an influence or a command trying to get us to behave in a certain way.”

      And Dune.


  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    1 John 1:9 (KJV)

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  15. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Dora says:

    My God! What’s wrong with people? This is so cruel!

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  17. jbrickley says:

    Bill Nye is to a scientist as Dr Phil is to a medical doctor.

    What a schmuck…

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  18. Lburg says:

    “Irrespective of strategy debates over defeating jihad, Waltz struck a more realistic note when discussing the longterm nature of fighting against a faith-based ideology. As an Afghan tribal elder explained to Waltz:

    “Until you are prepared to commit your grandchildren, not your children, but your grandchildren, to stand shoulder to shoulder with my grandchildren and fight Islamic extremism, then you will never be successful here.”

    Full CPAC rundown here: https://counterjihadreport.com/

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    • smiley says:

      some might call that WISDOM.

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    • famouswolf says:

      Ef that. Our children DO NOT deserve that, nor are his worth the trouble. There are other ways to end the problem his kind represent quickly and efficiently, and I hope for the realization and then the sand to use those ways sooner rather than later. Until it is destroyed Islam represents an existential threat to everything held dear in the West. Just sayin’.


  19. duchess01 says:

    Thanks, Treepers – for my ‘Morning Giggle’! (and lots of other interesting stuff, too)


  20. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Donald Trump to Governors: We’re Giving Power Back to the States”

    FTA:…..The president delivered a speech at the National Governors Association meeting on Monday. “We’re going to give you back a lot of the powers that have been taken away from states and great people and great governors, and you can control it better than the federal government because you’re right on top of it,” Trump said……….

    This is Constitutional porn. LOVE IT. Trump doesn’t always speak the word Constitution; but he is living up to it!

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  21. BigMamaTEA says:

    Let’s see how many of the Demonrats bring illegal immigrants and Moose Limbs to the Trump Address to Congress tonight.

    What will happen if those said illegals, boo during the speech.The congress criminals have lot a whole lot of decorum. I hope they get thrown out and arrested by ICE.

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Perhaps, I really don’t know, there could be a greater benefit to allow a protest disruption to continue for some period (?) of time to illustrate, once again, what’s in the hearts of the Demonrats.

      On the same vein, could there be more of a political benefit to allowing the Dems to continue with their “successful” obstruction tactics with PTrump’s nominees at this time, instead of voting for concurrent 30-hour “debate” periods rather than consecutive?


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        In last night’s Daily Open thread I posted a link, Rosie O’Donnell is just one of those spear-heading a protest pre-Trump speech tonight, apparently near the White House, Rosie and all the gang of groups.

        I hope this protest gets a lot of press. It’s going to backfire.


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        BokoCarl, I’ve wondered the same thing. The Demonrats will absolutely stop whatever they claim to achieve by protests, towards the end of the year. 2018 is a big reelection year, not only for the House, but there are 20+ Sen. Demonrat seats up too.

        These stupid cloture (30 hrs) votes are nothing but stall, keeping up the pretense that we still have a functional Senate.

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

    Not sure this is a good idea during a War On Radical Islam…
    “Army puts Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs”



  23. Gil says:

    This is just riduculous.” Environmentalist” Dicaprio flew his eyebrow consultant 7000 miles for oscars prep.

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  24. decisiontime16 says:

    Kudos to LePen..

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  25. Badwolf says:

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed, but since the election there seems to have been a rise in child pornography arrests countrywide. Just wondering if it has to do with the laptop found in Anthony Weiner’s closet. It wouldn’t surprise me given the information some people speculated might have been contained on it.

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    Anyone interested… The Committee Hearing on Dan Coats, for Director Nat’l Intelligence is today at 2pm EST (yes, just a few minutes) Senate Intelligence Committee.

    It’s being aired on CSPAN 3, or https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/hearings/open-hearing-nomination-daniel-coats-be-director-national-intelligence


  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    Rush is just reporting that Trump in his speech tonight, (maybe draft has been released?) is supposed to request a 25% cut in the EPA budget, and cancel some of Obie’s Climate Action Plan. (?)


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      If that supposed leak of Trump’s speech are true…..there are going to be some squealing little trough-piggies afterwards!!!!

      Another big-slush-fund is USAID funded by the STATE dept. I hope he eliminates that too!


  28. Ziiggii says:

    Truth about the BLM movement in St. Paul, MN from a former BLM supporter/activist Trey Turner:

    According to Turner, he was an active participant in the protests at the governor’s mansion after the shooting death of Philando Castile last July.

    He said while much of the protesting was a party, the rhetoric grew threatening and sinister.

    “I had a debate with one of the lead organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement in St. Paul,” Turner said. “His name was Brian Allen and during this debate with him, I was called a racist, and I was called an Uncle Tom because I said that blacks need to address the killing of each other just like they need to address the killings by police.”


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  29. Rebel Mope says:

    I sense an opportunity here, just haven’t thought it completely through. A year ago, the Supreme Court ruled illegal aliens could be counted toward apportionment.
    Texas now will be requiring identification to vote. For Texas, that means there will be less voters in Democrat districts if the Democrat choose to include illegals in the apportionment after the 2020 Census or it could mean illegals will be included, which would mean the Democrats would have leaner districts that they could defend easier. Either way the reduction of illegal voting will reveal itself. So much for turning Texas Blue. (BTW- when do we get the Blue moniker back? It was only supposed to be temporary. Leftist are Reds- always should be.)

    As for the other states, it seems the urban democrat centers will have less chance of flipping an election if aliens are less likely to vote. Even less of a chance if Census questions are worded properly. “How many people are registered to vote at this address?” “How many people are Foreign Nationals at this address?”

    On the other hand, a Representative like Louis Gutierrez would have about three voters in his district of 500,000 persons, making him an easier target.

    Thoughts, anyone?

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Senate may gavel in after the Trump speech (later this evening) Haven’t confirmed that yet, but the cloture time will be up at 2amEST.

    We will see.


  31. 3x1 says:

    MSM ignoring the Awan brothers.


    Was the Yemen raid leaked in advance?

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  32. Dora says:


  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    If you need something to distract yourself, (like I sometimes do while watching Senate TeeVee)
    livestream of a pregnant giraffe, who has been in labor since last Thursday…….
    (This livestream was pulled over the weekend because activists complained of ‘Nudity and Sexual Content” but was restored after public outcry! I kid you not!)

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  34. Ziiggii says:

    Amazon Web Services has been getting killed the past 2-3 hours… and they may have just now discovered the issue.


    Update at 11:35 AM PST: We have now repaired the ability to update the service health dashboard. The service updates are below. We continue to experience high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is impacting various AWS services. We are working hard at repairing S3, believe we understand root cause, and are working on implementing what we believe will remediate the issue.


    Our “online classroom” Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) , which we use to do online/distance courses (my department) has been down – as has several other high profile websites. It looks like most of the issues revolve around Amazon’s Northern Virginia Data Center.

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  35. nimrodman says:

    Good explanation of some cultural factors that have let Europe and particularly Sweden get so far down the road to their moose limb demise. I’ve cued it up at 4:39 for that, although the entire clip is worth rewinding and viewing after that segment.


  36. nimrodman says:

    Dispatches from the minimum-wage front lines:

    Wendy’s Installing Self-Order Kiosks in 1,000 Stores to Cut Labor Costs


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  37. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate just adjourned until 10am Wed.to resume Vote on Zinke. TurtleHead must not want a late night.

    They are all – both chambers are to be in the House chamber at 8:25pmEST, to be ready for President Trump at 9pmEST.


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Let me rephrase that…..Senate is adjourned until 8:25pm, (as they must be in session in order to be sitting in chamber with the President as a body) But no business other than that until 10:00amEST Wed. morning.


  38. Lucille says:

    “Maps That Explain the World’s Drug Trade”
    The drug trade extends far and wide throughout Texas and beyond into the whole world.
    By Compiled by Craig Hlavaty on August 3, 2016 – Houston Chronicle



  39. nan says:

    In other news, ShareBlue is tagging and tracking all users on Reddit’s /r/the_donald platform.

    Creepy as hell.


  40. waltherppk says:

    From 1964

    From 1965


  41. 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

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