Saturday April 8th – Open Thread

Our 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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105 Responses to Saturday April 8th – Open Thread

    • georgiafl says:

      Brings back memories of when we had two sweet outdoor mama cats in full production having kittens twice a year in our shed.

      We kept “Cute free kittens to good home” ads running in the paper very often.

      We finally gave away one of the mama cats and a box of her kittens to a farmer who wanted a ‘good start of cats’ for his barn to keep down the rat/mice population.

      Those were the days!

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  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday Treepers!

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Just 4 weeks from today…woohoo!

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  3. Lucille says:

    Administrators….I don’t know if this has happened to anyone else…but….

    For the last five days whenever the small pop-up titled “Follow” (which I assume is a notification from Word to click on it if one wishes to “follow” CTH) comes on the screen at the lower right hand side, it sends this website totally spinning, bouncing, and rolling to the point it is unreadable. This happens constantly when I access CTH from Chrome and only occasionally from Safari. Posting is very difficult as I start to input and then the screen flips away, sometimes to an entirely different page.

    Uber frustrating. Perhaps it’s my programming. Perhaps it’s a computer virus. Perhaps…what?

    What to do?

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  4. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Going into Holy week, Happy Caturday!

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  5. uc i says:

    Beyond the Words

    Beyond the words, there are stories.

    Let’s listen for those stories.

    We spell differently, use different punctuation, and speak with an assortment of dialects, accents, and languages.

    There is meaning beyond our words.

    Let’s listen, please.

    For example, when we listen to the suffering behind the words, we can refrain from judging impatience.

    When we can visualize the broken dreams behind the hope that someone is on our side, we can offer helping hands instead of insinuations that someone is just not good enough.

    Paper degrees or real life wisdom – fanciful words or straight from the heart…

    May we remember that, in spite of our differences, we are Teammates for Liberty who are measurably stronger when we celebrate our common needs and pursue our shared goals.

    For decades, we have been abused in many ways, while, at the same time, we have been forced to bail out our abusers – you know, the too-big-to-fail crowd of crooks who gamble with our hard-earned money and fail, expecting us to cover their losses.

    They owe us restitution.

    We owe them nothing –
    except justice.

    May we remember to offer kindness and encouragement to our teammates.

    They are already battle-tough, having fought against the crooked crusts in ways many of us have not experienced.

    We will stand by them.
    They will stand by us…
    Side-by-side in our march toward Liberty.

    Beyond the words are
    hearts of gold and
    endless courage.


    cApril 7, 2017, 7:30pm

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  6. Lucille says:

    Santa Barbara – the California city where my parents were married at the county courthouse…

    U. S. National Historic Landmark, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse which was completed in 1929, main entrance.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Lucille, Gorgeous photos. Every now and then, I miss California – especially the beaches. My friends and I (4 married couples) would hang out at Carlsbad Beach every weekend, playing volleyball. In Oceanside, there was a wonderful old creaky pier. I believe someone here commented a few weeks back that Oceanside has been “invaded” so all I have left are fond memories of happier times from my youth.

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      • Lucille says:

        We still have our beautiful Camp Pendleton…frankly to my eyes the greatest/finest military installation in the world. Warning…,”invaders”, keep your distance!

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        • Janie M. says:

          When the fog rolled in, hard to drive the canyons there – shotgun person would have to lean out the window and watch the road’s edge. I loved my time there (better than Lejeune). The enlisted WM (Women Marine[s’] barracks looked like a college dorm (2 to a room). If I remember correctly, 3 or 4 stories high. Very nice. Once in a great while, some jughead male Marine would go to the back of the night and be a peeping Tom through the windows.


  7. smiley says:

    Cat’day !


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  8. Dora says:

    Sergey Lipovtsev. ‘Fat Happiness (Cat Button)’

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  9. rich33y says:

    I’m not the best at it, but I’ll try to help.

    Images can’t be ‘pasted’ into comment box from your computer. The image has to hosted someplace on the internet (some use imgur). If you paste the image URL (address) into the comment box, then it will display here at CTH.

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 (KJV)

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  11. duchess01 says:

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  12. duchess01 says:

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

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Joe Wright’s Prayer Opening the Kansas Senate Session

    When Pastor Joe Wright was asked to open a new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual politically-correct generalities. What they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our country to repentance and righteousness. The response was immediate and a number of senators walked out during the prayer.

    “Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe on those who call evil good,’ but that’s exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that:

    “We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism.

    “We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

    “We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.

    “We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

    “We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.

    “We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

    “We have killed our unborn children and called it choice.

    “We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

    “We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.

    “We have abused power and called it political savvy.

    “We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

    “We have polluted our air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

    “We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    “Search us, 0 God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to govern this great state. Grant them the wisdom to rule, and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your will. I ask it in the name of Your Son, the Living Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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  14. SF says:

    Oops wrong day !

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  15. Dora says:

    A bit creepy.


    The late Carrie Fisher will appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’, says brother Todd Fisher

    The late Carrie Fisher will make an appearance from beyond the grave in the final “Star Wars” movie of the new trilogy, her brother Todd Fisher tells Confidential.

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20syria.jpg

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  17. Dora says:

    A priest in my parish comes from Nigeria and has family living there. He worries about them constantly.


    Nigeria: Church worried about systematic elimination of Christians
    The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Joseph Bagobiri, has called for an effective synergy by all Christian denominations in the country to counter the systematic elimination of Christianity in the northern part of the country.

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  18. Mike says:

    Happy Happy Caturday Treepers!!

    Signs your cat loves you:

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  19. Dora says:

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    • *** Correction: Aaron’s 715th home run was against the Dodgers, but not at Dodger Stadium. It was a home game at the old Atlanta/Fulton County Stadium. After the stadium was razed and turned into a parking lot for Turner Field (the stadium built for the 1996 Olympics), they put a sign up over the spot where the ball went over the fence.


  20. Dora says:

    We are living through some wicked times. Who could even think of doing something like this?


    Double Amputee Robbed Of Wheelchair, Wallet In Brockton

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    My experience is that some will post and some won’t. I left click on what the picture I want, and then right click on it. If it comes up with a “copy link location” or “copy image”, I left click on that and then left click on the location I want it to show up in and then “right click” again there, left click, then right click on “paste”. It either shows up………….or sometimes doesn’t. 😦

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      It always needs to be a “hot” link. So, you either have to get a .jpg, .ping, .gif, (etc)
      from a live site on the web. ( if you have a site yourself, you can upload there, then copy the .jpg of the the pic. Or their are image posting sites, like imgur, or Photobucket, etc where you can upload images from your computer that you may like to post.)

      Also, there must be 2 blank “lines” before and/or after any typed comment you may add, or the pic won’t post.


  22. Happy 70th birthday, Steve Howe:

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  24. Janie M. says:

    Unbelievably invasive. What does this have to do with health insurance?

    ObamaCare’s pointless war on pizza
    By Post Editorial Board April 7, 2017 | 9:17pm

    ObamaCare is coming for your Domino’s pizza — by forcing restaurants to add nutritional labels to every menu.

    Starting next month, an obscure part of the Affordable Care Act will force chains with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts for each item on the menu — and every variation on that item. The rule also hits supermarkets that sell takeout, such as salad bars.

    Most chain franchises are small businesses, with thin profit margins. That’s why trade groups are urging the Trump administration to delay the regulation — which the Obama Office of Management and Budget admitted would require more than 14.5 million hours of compliance.

    To be fair, the rule may be less harsh than it sounds — you can list calorie ranges to cover, say, the difference between a “lean” pizza and one that’s loaded with fatty extras.

    But it’s still silly — because there’s no evidence that giving people this information actually prompts them to make healthier choices. (To do that, you have to go full Bloomberg and outright ban the things you don’t want them consuming.)

    Obsessive calorie-counters may not like it — but they don’t eat Domino’s, anyway.

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  25. andi lee says:

    Elizabeth Thomas,15 yo, from Tn. still missing.

    (Mr. Thomas, I pray your daughter comes home on her own.)

    I cannot fathom the depths of wild disparity Mr. Thomas must be going through. Heartbreaking, Elizabeth’s daddy’s words, below, tore me up.

    Mr. Thomas:
    “You ought to see her smile when she’s really really happy! It would do more for your soul than a sunny day!”
    9:42 AM · Apr 4, 2017

    YouTube Channel Holders!
    Please encourage other YouTubers to adding a brief video of Elizabeth Thomas & Tad Cummins to your line up of videos to reach MORE of the people who live the rural life in America.

    Especially, those YouTube Channels living, working, traveling, hunting, fishing the backroads, rivers, lakes, streams of America.

    One sighting, one tip, could bring her home. Help bring Elizabeth home, and Tad, to justice.


  26. Janie M. says:

    aProvider, I frequently post pix from pinterest. I right click on the picture and in the prompt box, select “Copy image address” which I paste onto a Word page to make sure the entire address ends in “jpg.” I then paste the link into the comment box. If you are going to add a comment, make sure there is at least an entire row of space between your comment and the picture you are posting below it.


  27. JohnP says:

    Peruvian Special Forces vs US Green Beret. Don’t blink or you miss it.

    Took him out with one finger.

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  28. John Denney says:

    Apparently there was a recent wikileaks dump that included an email saying Obama and Hillary did indeed give a stand down order at Benghazi.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Lucille says:

      It’d be phenomenal if this is true.

      Wikileaks posts re Podesta/Clinton are voluminous. Unless an article puts in links so we can verify the contention, it probably should go into the “likely but not easy to verify” category. A cursory search for “Document Number 1254869” didn’t bring up anything.


  29. 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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  30. John says:


    just connected the cable for the grandparents who are watching the tv for a week

    heard 5 minutes of fox news – Marchall Hour? – or something like that

    oh dear

    i fear brain damage and i will never know

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    • Lucille says:

      That’ll teach ya, John…LOL! Next time, try to have the set tuned to the DIY channel.

      In over a year I’ve had the TV on three times…1) Home Shopping Network to view some item being demonstrated…2) Our President Trump’s Inauguration…and 3) the glorious/heartstopping Tom Brady victory in the Super Bowl against Atlanta.

      Don’t miss TV one bit for any reason. And my brain stays undamaged…I think! LOL!

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  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    Just listening to Stefan Molyneux podcast ( -) Roughly just after the 1st hour, the CTH was mentioned in reference to the thread “Syria – It Doesn’t Matter Who Used The Chemical Weapons, The Issue is Extremism and Stability”

    Ya just never know who is reading.


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