Monday April 17th – 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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72 Responses to Monday April 17th – Open Thread

  1. usnveteran says:

    Judicial Watch – Because No One Is Above The Law:

    Judicial Watch Takes ‘Flag Man’ Fight To Court On Tuesday:
    “Judicial Watch is representing Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era Veteran, who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American Flags outside a Veterans Affairs fence on Memorial Day 2016.

    For Nearly 500 consecutive Sundays, U.S. Army Veteran Bob Rosebrock has protested land misuse and Veteran homelessness at the nation’s largest VA facility in Los Angeles.

    [In 1888 nearly 400 acres of land was donated and became the Los Angeles National Veterans Home.]

    Rosebrock has received 20 citations from VA police for displaying the American flag – – 19 have been dismissed.”

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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    • justfactsplz says:

      That was a beautiful song with a beautiful lady. I used to listen to a different version of this song when I was a little girl and always loved it.

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  3. nwtex says:

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • NickD says:

      wow…no words. Just incredibly, incredibly FUBAR

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    • nwtex says:

      Shame on any human being who does that to a child!!!! That is beyond, waaaay beyond, cruel, selfish and……well, I best stop and pray for the child instead of ranting.

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    • Lburg says:

      One more product I never have to spend another dime on.

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      • piper567 says:

        I love it that we are getting our budgets in line thanks to the stupidity of the media.
        I noticed the last time I went shopping I looked at the shelves a little differently.
        Am still trying to get up enough nerve to put a “post-it” on the chobani yoghurt shelf!
        Soap? I occasionally have bought dove if its on sale. No more.
        This is horrendous…this pathetic attempt to normalize this travesty. Right up there with National Geographic “celebrating” a transkid! On its cover!
        My BF sends NG to her father in Sweden…she and her husband were horrified when they saw that “pink” cover. Poor Daddy!


    • MTeresa says:

      I saw this commercial. For a soap company to highlight this lifestyle in the name of inclusivity is really kinda sick. It’s taking the smallest most miniscule population (can you imagine them using someone from the KKK?) to sell soap. Honestly, what have we come to?

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    • Johnny says:

      Poor, poor judgement. They just up and decided a male is a mom too?

      What respect do they have for women?

      And we trust them to produce a product we smear on our bodies? Not anymore.

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  5. smiley says:




    Andrew Wyeth

    this is a painting of the Weskeag River in Knox County, Maine ~ the Abenaki Indians called it Wessaweskeag, meaning “salt creek” or “tidal creek”.


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    • Disgusted says:

      Thank You for sharing this incredible work with us. I’m now reading “A Piece of the World” a very well written novel recounting Andrew Wyeth’s beginnings in Maine. This was super to come across during my reading of the book.

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      • smiley says:

        for you 🙂

        Christina’s World



        and a brief article…

        I read somewhere (not in above article) that AW was worried, after he finished that painting, that she would be horribly offended by the way he painted her, struggling so…he was reluctant, at first, to show it to her.

        but they grew to be great friends.

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        • piper567 says:

          Wyeth eventually painted a portrait of her…very late.
          Saw a series of paintings which had never been displayed in SF many decades ago, they were personal in the sense of various individuals he spent some time with…and a small series of nudes…also of women he had gotten to know.
          Those of you who are fans might look for these if you have not seen them…very late in his career they were made public.
          Display a bit of a different side of him, with the same uncompromising technical perfection.
          Discovering, when I was quite young, that Wyeth mixed his own egg tempera from raw pigments and donated eggs did much to impact my view of what I shall call actual art.


  6. Dora says:

    Tadeusz Styka (Polish) – ‘Girl Playing Lyre’ (1930)

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  7. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
    Matthew 18:18 (KJV)

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  8. duchess01 says:

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

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  9. Dora says:

    How Cute! 🙂

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  10. farmhand1927 says:

    Prayers needed (and intervention from President Trump and Jeff Sessions) for Sheriff Joe Arapio who may well be facing jail time if a Deep State DOJ attorney and Obama appointed federal judge are left unchecked.

    Sheriff Joe its in hits mid-eighties and his wife is suffering from cancer. He is despised by the Left for actually doing his job regarding illegal immigration and obviously they are not sufficiently satiated that Soros money was successful in defeating Sheriff Joe’s reelection bid in ’16.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. Phil aka Felipe says:

    For those of you that enjoyed watching the Souhtwest Florida Eagle cam (thanks to the Treeper that posted that link so we could watch the eaglet, E9, grow at ) here is another live cam of two young eaglets born in March nesting on the outskirts of Dallas.

    video cam here:

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Here’s one for the nesting pair in Washington, DC.
      The adults are named “Mr. President” and “First Lady”. The eaglets are D4 and D5 and they hatched on March 29th and March 30th. The nest is located in a tulip poplar tree in the National Arboretum. Checking it daily also gives me a heads up on what kind of weather the Capitol is having.

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  14. dalethorn says:

    If you ever needed evidence of how mainstream media news is just a hustle like all of their other products, this video is instructive. Minnesota Fats plays Willie Mosconi on national TV and “loses badly”. Then Fats goes back to the pool halls and makes $millions hustling the suckers. My own dad refused to believe that he was being played.

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  15. Dora says:

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  16. Sloth1963 says:

    Easter kittens day two. Proud mom and the horde

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  17. duchess01 says:

    White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook with First Lady Melania Trump

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  18. duchess01 says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

    White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook with Sean Spicer

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  20. duchess01 says:

    White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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  21. duchess01 says:

    President Trump Participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll

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  22. duchess01 says:

    White House Easter Egg Roll: Bunny Hop Stage with the Marine Corps Band

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  23. duchess01 says:

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  24. duchess01 says:

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  27. Dora says:

    Hubby and I found touring this museum to be a pretty emotional experience.


    Rex Tillerson and family tour the Holocaust Museum

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his wife touring the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Saturday afternoon?


  28. Dora says:

    In case anyone is wondering what the Obamas are up to.


    A picture perfect moment! Barack and Michelle Obama pose on billionaire David Geffen’s super yacht during day out with Oprah, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks in French Polynesia
    Barack and Michelle Obama were guests on David Geffen’s 454ft super yacht Rising Sun on Friday


  29. Sepp says:

    Until the Paschal season ends the day before the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, it is a tradition for Orthodox Christians to greet one another in a special way instead of saying Hello, or Good morning, or such.

    “Christ is risen!”

    receives a response of

    “Truly He is risen!”

    Many love to learn this greeting in more than one language; after all, He rose and destroyed death by death for everyone.

    The greeting is a custom that has been practiced for centuries, lasting from Pascha (Easter) to the day before the Ascension.

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  30. 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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  31. aredtailblog says:

    I forgot to say Happy Easter here I’m thinking, so I’ll say a belated one here so that it doesn’t tickle my conscience too much anymore.

    Also, in the Czech Republic, they’re going to have their election in October and the nationalists are hoping for a guy who isn’t Sobotka:

    Just a shout out for these guys.

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