Monday March 13th – 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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104 Responses to Monday March 13th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Lutes are by their nature rather quiet instruments. Over time luthiers experimented with different designs which involved longer sympathetic bass string intended to enhance the sound and volume of the basic instrument. The archlute played here was not quite as long as a theorbo but attempted to achieve a similar, larger sound than a lute.

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  2. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Kudos to Sundance for another honorable mention by the good brainiacs over at AmericanThinker. 🙂 This time regarding the debunking of the “Trump is always golfing” myth being pushed by the purveyors of Fake News.

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  3. Lucille says:

    100-1 years ago….

    Oil painting entitled ‘The Munitions Girls’ – 1918 – Kilnhurst Steelworks, England. Artist: Alexander Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947).

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  4. Plain Jane says:

    Thought this was quite humorous. I play Words With Friends. For the heck of it, I formed the word “progs.” I didn’t know if it would be accepted, but tried anyway. It is a real word, but not the abbreviation of progressives that we think of normally. The definition given for the word, by the game is: 1. to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food, forage. That strikes me as accurately funny.

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  5. Gil says:

    I always liked this……happy cow!

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  6. Gil says:

    A few quotes for the week.

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  7. Alex Stewart says:

    Sounds like there may be more to this ‘new’ Mike Brown video.

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  8. It all started with Jack Tripper & Al Bundy stereotypes.


  9. Geez I thought Spring was here early this year & we’d avoid mud season as there’s only a couple inches of snow remaining on the ground. No such luck, that damn groundhog caused us another foot of snow by weeks end.

    Detailed Forecast
    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
    Monday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
    Tuesday: Snow, mainly after 7am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.
    Tuesday Night: Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 19. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

    Did somebody recently mention that it’s nearly 90-degrees in Southern California?

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  10. smiley says:

    Harris Dawn


    (recent painting)

    Willie Fulton (b. 1945) ~ Scotland ~ Isle of Harris ~ Contemporary


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  11. smiley says:

    Luskentyre Moon


    Willie Fulton

    so soothing, had to post 2 🙂

    more of his work here…

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  12. The choice is yours…

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  13. smiley says:

    PET PEEVE category…or The Things You Hate Last Forever ???

    beautiful cool night here in SWFL for once, windows open, no horrendous buzz saw noises from incessant air conditioners (another pet peeve), and what do I hear ?

    someone’s freaking car alarm going off in the distance and the idiot won’t get up to turn it off.

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  14. Dora says:

    Childe Hassam – “New York Street” (1902)

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  15. Dora says:

    Who would have thunk it?


    Let me remind my liberal friends: George Orwell was pro-life

    In his 1944 essay “The English People,” for example, Orwell mourned that, “In England of the last thirty years, it has seemed all too natural…that abortion, theoretically illegal, should be looked upon as a mere peccadillo.” This is coming not from a devout Catholic like Hilaire Belloc or staunch Protestant like C.S. Lewis, but from an admitted agnostic who only attended church regularly for a brief time in the 1930s.


    • smiley says:

      here’s an interesting article on Orwell’s attitudes…particularly against Roman Catholicism, but not entirely against the Anglican church…and he seemed to have “softened” a bit in his thoughts about an “afterlife”, as he approached death.

      seems his disdain, seeing so many things from a political perspective, was for human hypocrisy.

      Orwell vs God ~ a very Christian atheist

      by Robert Gray

      11 June 2011


      • Lucille says:

        Recently when a CTH poster accused Christians of hypocrisy and blamed those he’d met for his unbelief, I got to thinking about the human condition when it comes to dishonesty.

        If hypocrisy weren’t part of the human psyche, there wouldn’t be a word for it. We humans are subject to so many contradictions and off moments. If we are aware, we acknowledge those times we are deceptive and move to correct the path we’re on. It’s humbling but necessary if we wish to live honest lives.

        To discount an entire belief system, however, because of the hypocrites who may be participants, adds to the negativity of this world. Rather than railing against God and our fellow humans in their failures, we need to take a look inside ourselves, remembering Jesus’s words as related in Luke 6:41: “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but pay no attention to the log in your own eye?

        Never easy. Worth the effort.

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  16. Dora says:


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  17. Dora says:

    Just what I wanted to hear this morning. NOT!

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
    2 Timothy 2:19 (KJV)

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  19. duchess01 says:

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


  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20leaks.jpg

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  21. frogstamper says:

    Didn’t try too hard to find out, but wonder where this woman works? Is it yet another boycott opportunity? Sean Spicer is harassed when shopping at an Apple Store:


  22. Gary says:

    Message for Ziggie…

    If you can get hands on Shia’s flag, I can have it flown right in his face. I have a child living two doors down.

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  23. Sentient says:

    Ron Pail is 100% right about the error of sending 400 Marines into Syria. We do NOT have a declared war there, we have NOT be asked in by the government of Syria and even if we take Raqqa, we have no plan (at least no logical one) of what to do with it.

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  24. toriangirl says:


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  25. Sepp says:

    Yesterday was the Second Sunday of Great Lent in the Orthodox Church. Among the Saints remembered on this day, one who is given particular honor is Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonika. He is known as a Pillar of Orthodoxy and defender of the Christian Faith. He reposed in the year A.D. 1359.


  26. Janie M. says:

    I absolutely ❤ Chad Prather (he's also charming and easy on the eyes). I am a subscriber to his YT site and have never been disappointed in his common sense approach to the SJW ideologies that plague us. On the issue of gender "inequality:"

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  27. Larry Bates says:

    Best summary of America’s long term economic and military problems below.


  28. 4bleu says:

    Renaissance man Mark Steyn’s superb show on the song Born Free, interview with the composer and Robert Davi sings it – wow!!


  29. Lucille says:

    TODAY is National K9 Veterans Day. March 13th Honors America’s Military Dogs

    Move America Forward has care packages for the canine troops

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  30. Gil says:

    A lot of these designers have always been out of my price range, but this is petty and karma waiting to happen.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      Having seen some of the carp Michelle wore makes me wonder if it was his creations. And, I sure don’t want to see Ivanka and Melania wearing the trashy garbage that those so-called singers wear either. {spit}


  31. 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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  32. toriangirl says:

    What a strange day! Came out of my office building (late, of course) and was hit by a wall of sound. At least ten bagpipers were piping Scotland the Brave on neighboring building’s surface parking lot. I do love the pipers though I am not Scottish. I’m a mix of Northern Italian and Irish. That means, I’m prone to orate before breaking out in a jig. Or both at the same time. 🙂


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