Friday April 21st – 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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78 Responses to Friday April 21st – Open Thread

  1. SteveInCO says:

    Informal poll:

    Who is tired of winning?


    more crickets

    sounds of paint drying

    I thought so.

    MAGA onwards, and carry on.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

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  5. Janie M. says:

    I love my tunes but frequently get songs stuck in my brain from different decades, many from the 60’s. They stay anchored for a day or so and then disappear. Some songs linger longer. For the past 2 weeks, “Heart Full of Soul” (Yardbirds) has been popping up briefly throughout the day. Most especially the stanza: “I’ve got a heaaaaarrrrr –t full of soul… (guitar riff and drums) – loved those Yardbirs. This will pass and eventually be replaced by another song.

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  6. nimrodman says:

    My only question: Did they have to use a mirror to read it legibly?

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez’s Body Found with Bible Verse Written on His Forehead

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  7. citizen817 says:

    Another hit book for the “spin zone” guy!

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

    I have a HOT date tomorrow down here, so I’ll toss this over The Gates now. 👿

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    • smiley says:

      y’all might need a lot of this…


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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Does everybody know that April 22, 2017 is Vlad. Lenin’s birthday? I suspect, by design…..

      Liked by 4 people

    • Coldeadhands says:

      Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day, will be celebrating the passage of another Earth Day in prison. This after decades on the lam, fleeing prosecution for the murder of ex girlfriend, Helen “Holly” Maddux.
      “It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.”
      That’s right, the “consciousness raising” Earth Day, was brought to you by another stone killer from the left. (In the tradition of Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler, etc. etc. the little people don’t matter.)

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  9. Dora says:

    Frederick Childe Hassam – “RAINY NIGHT” (1895)

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  10. smiley says:

    Art Nouveau poster for Moet & Chandon Champagne (1899)

    by Alphonse Mucha ~ Czech (1860-1939) ~ Art Nouveau/Decorative Arts

    Mucha worked with M&C on many posters and catalogues and other promotional designs, as illustrator.

    but that’s not all he did…

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
    James 4:10 (KJV)

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    • BakoCarl says:


      In these times of “I did it my way”
      It’s all about me, day after day.
      Our favorite words are “Me, mine and I,”
      But it’s the humble that catch God’s eye.

      We’re proud of our race, our words and our deeds;
      We’re proud we don’t follow, but that we lead.
      We’re proud of our clothes, and who we know;
      We’re proud of our homes, and what we own,

      We’re proud that our kids are smarter than yours;
      We’re proud of our gender, “Hear me roar!”
      We’re proud of our money, we’re proud of our fame;
      We’re proud that we won some meaningless game.

      And, dear Christian, don’t think we’ve escaped;
      Because of our pride, we’re not in great shape.
      Though we worship the most humble of all,
      Because of our pride, we’re due for a fall.

      We’re proud that we learned more verses than you;
      We’re proud that we won the Bible drill, too.
      We’re proud of our prayers and of our vows;
      We proud that we’re much “Holier than thou.”

      We’re proud that our church has huge ornate doors;
      We’re proud that our Bibles are thicker than yours.
      We’re proud that we sit in the front pew;
      We’re proud that we tithe much more than is due.

      The most humble of all is God’s only Son,
      He came as a servant – our Holy One.
      It’s our duty to walk humbly with God,
      And give Him the glory, Him only to laud.

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  12. duchess01 says:

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

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Award-winning photo captured via remote camera by Will Berrard-Lucas. Quite striking.

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  14. Dora says:

    We love tea in America too. 🙂

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20pedestal.jpg

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  16. nimrodman says:

    Nothing promotes racial harmony and good will like segregation and race grievance mongering, I reckon

    Kennesaw State University Segregates White Students For “Privilege Workshop”
    “Those who identify as white, go to room SO 1019”
    “Those who identify as people of color, go to room SO 5074”

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  17. nimrodman says:

    … and a good one from the comments section:

    Jim in Min –
    “Those that identify as self-righteous racists, please report to administrative positions with the University”

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  18. nimrodman says:

    FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians – Launches Manhunt For “Insider” Who Leaked CIA Docs To WikiLeaks

    “Having exclaimed that WikiLeaks is “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” laying the blame for every embarrassing leak at Moscow’s footsteps, the FBI and CIA have admitted that they are searching for an “insider” (not a Russian) who exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      EVERYBODY: Sentient’s link above deserves some attention. There is a lot of material to research through that link.(All of those tweeters need their pages looked through, etc.
      find out the “who” of each, and then come back and re-look at the tweets. Lot’s of “on the ground-type ” reporting.

      Thanks Sentient.

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  19. Dora says:

    Just believe it and it’s true. That’s the liberal way.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    Humanity’s Darkened Heart

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  21. Brian L says:

    Professor of Diablo Valley University caught out assaulting Free Speech activists at Berkley.

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  22. Dora says:

    Remember when Robert Blake was accused of murdering his wife? Well, yesterday I watched a true crime documentary about that case. It happened 12 years ago! Hard to believe.

    Since I haven’t heard anything about him since then, I did a search to see if he is still alive. Not only is he alive, but he is getting married again! This woman is either brave or she is just plain nuts.

    Robert Blake I’m Giving Marriage Another Shot


    • Millwright says:

      Or perhaps Blake is ! That other woman was a fairly well-known “problem” in a part of NJ just a few miles south of me. Knowledgeable folks in the area ( including police ) heaved a sigh of relief when she re-located to the left coast.


  23. Ziiggii says:

    Major power outage in downtown San Fran and then this quote…

    The outage hit San Francisco on the same morning that power outages were reported in Manhattan and near the Los Angeles International Airport, but it was not immediately known whether the outages were related.

    huh ??? haven’t seen any reporting on the other outages. Wonder if they are as questionable as SF?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      From that article, I mean seriously??!!: “Ms. Le Pen also said she would immediately deport all foreign nationals on the terror watch list if elected, asking rivals: “Explain to me why we should take the risk of keeping them in our territory?” What a great idea. Why should we spend time and effort watching them until they kill somebody?

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  24. patrickhenrycensored says:

    ‘The Sun Dances With Wolverines’
    The story of a patriot’s travels to the last frontier of conservatism and the deplorable Indians who live there.


  25. BigDilbert says:

    California screwedupness.

    Public works projects require prevailing wage. Excluded from that are deliveries made to the site. CA passed a law requiring cement trucks to pay prevailing wage. Union expansion of course.

    The law was fought and blocked. Enter the Ninth Circuit…

    U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Grants DIR Request for Stay on Permanent Injunction Blocking Enforcement of AB 219 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers

    I am sure they will work on getting all delivery drivers to be unionized before long. A broke state raising the cost of doing business. How stupid is that? California stupid.

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    Nine Jurisdictions, cited by the DOJ Inspector General’s Office in May 2016, were sent letters today regarding DOJ Grants vs. sanctuary cities vs.the Law……..

    Pdf of the 9:

    And the actual statute that is now going to be enforced: 8 U.S. Code § 1373 – —

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    Nice little summary of what AG Jeff Sessions said today in San Diego:

    “Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks Before Media Availability in San Diego, California” 04/21/2017 12:00 AM EDT

    ……”First, I want to thank Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and his team for organizing these briefings today. This is a partnership. Yesterday, we were in El Paso, Texas, where we met with federal law enforcement and immigration officials there. Today, we have already had briefings from HSI and the Otay Mesa Detention facility. All of this has been informative and renewed our commitment to ensure our men and women in law enforcement know we have their back and that our prosecutors here and around the country know that this administration is serious about ending lawlessness at the border. DHS and Department of Justice work hand in glove on these issues and I’m so pleased to have General Kelly as a partner in this fight. Because it is a fight we will win.”……….

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  28. Janie M. says:

    Years ago, I had a cat that did this with my Dr. Scholl wooden sandals (remember those?) XD He stuck his head through the front leather piece and ran over all the floors – ceramic tile foyer, carpet, etc. He was a happy camper.

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  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. notasmidgeon says: I have a question and The Last Refuge is the only place I would ask. I voted for Trump and am loving all that he is doing. A liberal presented the above article, wanting answers. My 1st thought is, Fake News. That won’t qualify as an answer with a liberal, Trump hater. Does anyone know what is going on with these claims…’s a short article. Thanks for y’alls help!!!


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