Saturday April 22nd – 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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135 Responses to Saturday April 22nd – Open Thread

  1. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Happy Caturday!

    Liked by 16 people

  2. WSB says:

    Had to put the kitten picture up again…just love kittens!!!!! This is baby Ben.

    Happy Caturday, Cool Cats!

    Liked by 16 people

  3. citizen817 says:

    Happy Caturday!
    Kitty Cat Dance

    Liked by 4 people

  4. cycle1 says:

    Ann Coulter live radio interview earlier today linked below. Ann will still sue Berkeley and still will be speaking on original contract date of April 27.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mike says:

      “Where do I pee?” Why is that my problem or anyone’s else’s? Sounds like this person has a personal problem they need to solve. But it’s not my problem. I am left handed, had to adjust for desks made for right handed people. I never thought my problem was society’s problem, just mine. Somehow I as a left handed person survived and prospered in a world full of right hand desks. how about that.

      Liked by 5 people

  5. Garrison Hall says:

    A story of a brave pigeon.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Here’s a link to the actual story. (I know it’s caterday so don’t tell the kitties!)

    Liked by 3 people

  7. SF says:

    Another catherday

    Liked by 4 people

  8. justfactsplz says:

    Good morning Treepers! I love Caturdays and all of your kitty pics and videos. I always look forward to them being the animal lover I am.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. nimrodman says:

    Stealth – infiltrating the Taliban

    Liked by 11 people

  10. nimrodman says:

    “Everybody on the ground and don’t you move !!!”

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Janie M. says:

    The blue screen of death XD

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Janie M. says:

    Back in 2012, I discovered this unique Chinese artist who incorporated her extremely cooperative cat into her whimsical art over at the Daily Mail. There are too many for me to post here (I will only post the first of her nine creations) so below is a link to the article which featured her work.

    Forget Keyboard Cat, now it’s Cardboard Cat! Chinese artist’s photos of pet with hand-drawn ‘bodies’ is online sensation

    Liked by 8 people

  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. usnveteran says:

    April 21, 2017
    Khalid Kamau: DSA Communist (and Black Lives Matter Activist) Wins Georgia Council Race:

    April 21, 2017
    By Robert Spencer
    Life Insurance For Jihad Terrorists? America’s First Somali Muslim Legislator Says “Yes”:

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  15. smiley says:


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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 8:39 (KJV)

    Liked by 2 people

  17. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 3 people

  18. smiley says:

    massive brushfire(s) raging here in Collier Co., Florida…almost 5,000 acres consumed, so far, and the thing is out of control.

    I’m west of it, by several miles, but can smell the intense smoke and can see the huge bruise-colored smoke plume spreading like a massive funnel in the eastern sky…all day yesterday and now again this am…ashes and nasty shards of burnt black charcoal-like stuff falling from the sky…all over the place.

    maybe some expected rain today/tomorrow will help.

    prayers appreciated for all the folks and animals in harm’s way.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Dora says:

    Any jazz fans here?

    I have always loved Billie Holiday and when I found this clip of her singing with Louie Armstrong, I asked myself “What could be better”?

    Liked by 1 person

  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    And when the two pilots finally met.

    Liked by 5 people

    • smiley says:

      WONDERFUL history.

      makes my heart skip a beat for those men under those conditions.

      a special kind of bravery that was, from each of them.

      took a lot of soul. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    • piper567 says:

      oh, Thank you WeeWeed, for this beautiful story.
      It made me think of our President, who seems to made of the same sort of “stuff” as these brave and wonderful men.
      TRUMP is a species of throwback, and it seems necessary to resurrect this heroic-type spirit, the same type of spirit and strength these men once had, in order to salvage This Great Land.
      tears in my eyes.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Please. please pray for my father.
    I haven’t seen him in nearly two years now, due to circumstances that I did not chose, and now I just found out that his Liver is in serious trouble, and that he needs to sign up to get it replaced or… 😥
    Now, my dad was never a perfect man, still perhaps isn’t, but he’s my DAD. I love him, and I want him in my life, i want him to meet the man that I’ll marry, to meet and be there for my children. He’s only 59, and I’m scared for him. I already worry because he never takes well enough care of himself, but right now I am unable to see him still, and while I DO trust God to deliver him, I really feel that some extra prayer is needed here.
    His name is Brian. Thank you…

    Liked by 9 people

  22. Sean Supsky says:

    Cats. Cats. Cats.

    Cats are everywhere.

    People are mesmerized by cats.

    What happens when a cat gets mesmerized?

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Dora says:



    Jenna Lee Gets Exclusive Tour of Old Post Office Clock Tower, Atop New Trump Hotel

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  24. Lburg says:

    This website is amazing if you enjoy reading old/older books.

    Link to the search page:

    It’s free, no registration required, contains multiple formats including audio books, contains books in multiple languages and it’s free. Did I mention it’s free?

    Added bonus, if you like to proofread, volunteers are welcomed!

    Liked by 2 people

    • duchess01 says:

      Thanks for the info, Lb! Will pass it along to some friends and family who might be interested – it will be appreciated – I am sure – 😉


    • smiley says:

      many THANKS, Lburg ! 😀


    • Lburg says:

      I love to read old cookbooks and am always amazed at how much good food and historical information they contain. Came across this one from 1896. “Manual for Army Cooks” prepared under the direction of the Commissary General of Subsistence.

      Apparently, the Commissary General is a position that was created in 1775! It makes total sense that an army requires feeding, but I haven’t actually considered the enormity of that task until today.

      As you might expect, this volume is filled with lots of detail. Including the schematic of an Army range and parts list (page 40).


  25. duchess01 says:


    Obama Just Got SUED
    Posted on April 22, 2017

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Sean Supsky says:

    Well, well, hopefully, this will have some teeth and not be let go of or forgotten, would be quite the interesting time to see how this plays out.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Dora says:

    The Pope is allowing himself to become a puppet for a pagan cause. Shameful!


    Pope Francis appears in ‘climate change’ movie featuring Obama, Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Pope Francis made a climactic appearance in a National Geographic film about “global warming” that was narrated by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and released on DVD this week.


    • georgiafl says:

      Francis the Pawned-Owned Pope.

      Francis spoke out for every one of the leftist hoaxes, myths, and Obama agenda issues from open borders to homosexuality to climate change.

      He might as well have been Obama’s White House spokesperson.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Mike says:

        I’m not a Catholic, but it seems like this pope could very well cause what I believe is called a schism in the Church. It’s too bad.

        Liked by 1 person

        • piper567 says:

          its darn well enough to make one believe the stories behind Benedicts sudden retirement, isn’t it?
          I remember all of the wonderful articles which were immediately written about the “human-ness” of this, then. new Pope. Francis was on the cover of TIME, etc., and his liberal leanings were sort of softly introduced.
          The more he says, the more I feel tin foil hatt-y about his sudden ascension…which no one anticipated.
          Too convenient for the times.

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  28. Too Real says:

    Matt. 6:12, 14-15. Jesus teaches here how to repair broken relationships. He continues by teaching us to blind ourselves to extramarital temptations and to realize that marriage is for the long haul. 5: 27-32. Since our vow of “Till death do us part” is made before others and to our spouse and God, Jesus says that people of integrity will keep their word. v 33-37. Then Jesus tells us that “An eye for an eye’ was never meant to be a method or permission for personal vengeance. It was only administered by the court after a trial. See, Ex. 21 & 22, 23:1-9: Lev. 13:13-23; Deut. 19. Because Jesus’ subject has dealt with personal relationships up to this point, “do not resist him who is evil” cannot refer to general evil, like Nazi Germany or a mugger in an alley. He’s referring to dealing with someone we know.
    To slap someone on the right cheek you must use you left hand. In the Mid-East of Jesus time, for 5,000 years before, and right up ‘til today, the left hand is the hand you wipe your butt with! So to strike someone with the left hand is the worst kind of insult! What you’re telling them is, “You ain’t worth cow flop!” The Greek word for “slap” Jesus used here is “rhapizei”. That is a sharp slap used in correcting someone. It’s not an attempt to cause severe physical injury, but rather insult a person. Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek because healing and creating relationships are more important than our pride. If He meant for me to ignore real attacks, then when am I allowed to defend myself? Is it after the first bullet hits me, or only after the second bullet slams into my chest? How many knife stabs is the attacker allowed? How many robberies, rapes or kidnappings?
    Jesus is showing how to deal with people of our acquaintance: annoying co-workers, unreasonable bosses, or the nasty gossips and critics at church, etc. He’s not referring to the felon robbing us at gunpoint. These are folks who know that we could strike back, verbally or physically, but because we refuse to do so, are witnessed to by our forbearance. Jesus doesn’t promise that loving others will change that nasty person, but it will have an effect on any witnesses, and it will change us! Luke 6:33-38. Jesus wants us to take control of the situation by controlling our instinct to retaliate; instead returning good for evil.
    Self-control is a Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Gal. 5:22-23. It’s one of the proofs that we truly follow Jesus. So He follows turning the cheek with the command to settle disagreements with those whom we know before they get out of hand and end up in court. Our willingness to compromise and conciliate gives us control.
    Control of the situation is the key to witnessing. In verse 41, Jesus says, “And if a man shall force you go one mile, go with him two.” Roman law allowed a soldier to force a provincial to carry his pack for one mile. If a Jew or a Christian wanted to witness to the Roman, there was no effect on the soldier for the first, required mile, no matter how friendly or the willing the victim tried to be. The Roman would see it as an insincere act because the victim feared his sword and the law. BUT, if the victim then volunteered to carry the soldier’s pack a second mile, (which the law did not require him to do) the soldier would be impressed, and a new relationship could begin.
    This same principle applies in dealing with criminals. Since 75-80% of felons are high when they commit their crimes, it doesn’t matter how compliant I am, he won’t remember me or my testimony the next day. However, if I, as an armed citizen capture or hospitalize him, I can visit him in jail or the hospital and witness to him. THAT will blow his mind! I guarantee that no one ever dealt with him that way before. Jesus teaches here that we only have an effect on our tormentors when they know we have control, i.e., they realize we are choosing to be with them.
    Consequently, “turn the other cheek” is not a lesson on pacifism, but on self-control, relationships, and witnessing. It does not keep us from using force to defend ourselves or others from criminal violence. If you want to study this in more detail, get my book, A Time to Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism. Next time, we’ll look at the other pacifist proof text, “live by the sword, die by the sword.”


  29. Mike says:

    Happy Caturday, folks!

    I didn’t know people made pets of bobcats. Pretty neat.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. andi lee says:

    Its been a good while since I shared a, “Happy Caturday!”

    Liked by 9 people

  31. LibertyVibe says:

    We need to mobilize and get this out. Lee Stranahan is getting pushed out of turncoat/skanky Breitbart. This video is bombshell and needs to be shared. He is in danger, but the more we expose it, the safer he will be. He dared to ask Sean Spicer a question that would have exposed The Russian Hacking BS. The real question is: Why does Spicer and Breitbart want to keep up this narratvie?


  32. Mike says:

    Poor kid. This is pure child abuse.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. andi lee says:

    HA! HA! HA!

    Liked by 5 people

  34. duchess01 says:

    Alabama Senate Passes Major Pro-life Bill

    Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer | Friday, April 21, 2017

    Liked by 2 people

  35. duchess01 says:

    4 Things You Should Know about the Supreme Court Religious Liberty Case

    Joe Carter | Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission | Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Liked by 1 person

  36. 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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  37. Janie M. says:

    RIP, Erin. Will always remember you as sweet Joanie.

    Erin Moran, star of ‘Happy Days,’ ‘Joanie Loves Chachi,’ found dead in Indiana
    April 22, 2017, 9:57 PM

    Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” died Saturday at age 56.

    A statement from the sheriff’s department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher “received a 911 call about an unresponsive female. Upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Moran Fleischmann was deceased. An autopsy is pending.”

    The dispatcher confirmed to The Associated Press that the woman was the actress, who had been married to Steven Fleischmann.

    A Burbank, California native, Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old. She had nearly a decade’s worth of experience when she was cast in 1974 in “Happy Days” as Joanie Cunningham, the kid sister to high school student Richie Cunningham, played by Ron Howard.

    Debuting at a time of nostalgia for the seemingly innocent 1950s, the sitcom was set in Milwaukee and soon became a hit. Howard and Henry Winkler, who played tough guy Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, were the show’s biggest stars, but Moran also became popular. In 1982, she was paired off with fellow “Happy Days” performer Scott Baio in the short-lived “Joanie Loves Chachi.”
    Her more recent credits included “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote,” but she never approached the success of “Happy Days” and was more often in the news for her numerous personal struggles.

    “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth,” Winkler tweeted. “Rest In It serenely now.. too soon.”

    Liked by 1 person

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