Thursday April 27th – 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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178 Responses to Thursday April 27th – Open Thread

  1. SteveInCO says:

    I dunno I’m running out of patience with all this winning.

    Whoops, I misspelled “whining.”

    Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

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  2. Mar says:

    Large explosions heard, fire seen near Damascus airport moments ago. Reports say airstrip used by Assad’s planes.

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Lucille says:

    Vet Ranch veterinarians perform surgery and animal care on homeless animals, some of which come to them from Houston and the surrounding area. Services are paid for by donations from YT subscribers. Unfortunately, YT has recently been censoring Vet Ranch postings because people complained about blood shown during surgery and showing surgery even without bloody scenes! The vids are fascinating nonetheless.

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  5. nimrodman says:

    A little wildlife assistance in our War on Isis.
    Or, might I say it’s a Boar War?

    Herd of Stampeding Wild Boars Kills Three Islamic State Jihadists

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  6. nimrodman says:

    More bad publicity for United Airlines
    They’re killing bunnies now

    Giant rabbit on track to become world’s largest dies on United flight

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

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  9. Moishe Pipik says:

    Very disturbing story about a train ambush!

    *BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, hold up riders*

    BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries.

    The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.

    A police summary prepared after the incident said that at least two victims suffered injuries to the face or head that required medical attention.

    The attack was so quick, police reported, that the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond. The train was held for about 15 minutes as authorities interviewed victims and witnesses and tended to the injured.

    Trost said police arrived at the station in less than 5 minutes, but that the robberies took place in just seconds.

    but even stranger:

    We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video, and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.”

    The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the attackers appear to be minors.


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  10. Troublemaker says:

    Chris Pratt Talks Faith and Family During Hollywood Walk of Fame Speech

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  11. Troublemaker says:

    Trump Cabinet Members Praying, Studying the Bible Together


    Members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet are gathering for prayer weekly.

    Vice President Mike Pence and eight cabinet secretaries sponsor the sessions, which occur weekly in Washington.

    Sponsors include Vice President Pence; Secretaries Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson, Sonny Perdue, Rick Perry, Tom Price and Jeff Sessions; EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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  12. citizen817 says:

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  14. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday!

    DIY Dog Treats! Unbelievably Healthy
    Rocky Kanaka

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  15. Lucille says:

    Southern Arizona’s Sawmill Fire Grows Larger Despite Calming Winds
    By Pam Wright and Sean Breslin – Apr 26 2017 07:00 PM EDT –

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  16. Dora says:

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) “Niagara Falls From The American Side” (1867)

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
    Deuteronomy 6:7 (KJV)

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    • BakoCarl says:

      I was fortunate when I was young,
      We went to Sunday School and church each week.
      And Vacation Bible school in July,
      And sometimes prayer meeting midweek.

      At home Mom read stories from the Bible,
      Just before bedtime, at my bedside.
      I learned about Adam and Eve and sin;
      I learned about Jesus and why He died.

      She had a big book of Christian stories,
      And I learned about the Christian way;
      To be humble and thankful, good and kind,
      And to thank God for all when we pray.

      Though I can’t say that I haven’t strayed,
      I thank God He brought me back again.
      He taught me many things along the way,
      His Spirit acting on me from within.

      As I get older, I understand more
      How our holy Gardener prunes His vines.
      How during the times I drifted away,
      I was on His road all of the time.

      Throughout my life He was by my side,
      Guiding and teaching me all the way.
      I’ll finally get to meet my Teacher,
      When He brings me home on my last day.

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  18. duchess01 says:

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

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  19. smiley says:

    Roadway Shadows

    ca 2015


    Barbara Jaenicke ~ American ~ Contemporary ~ Impressionism ~ Lanscapes (oil & pastel)

    to view more of her work, she has a lovely website…


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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  21. amwick says:


    I thought the Architect of the Capitol ruled that this painting violated, clearly violated the rules of this contest,,,not that awful paining is back???
    I just don’t understand how this is allowed to happen.

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  22. smiley says:

    Helen Keller with one of the many beloved dogs she had during her lifetime, Kaiser, a French bull terrier who had a fondness for apples.

    ca 1905


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  23. Offering prayers for the Delaware State Trooper gunned down yesterday in Bear, DE. Lord, please welcome him into your Kingdom. The murderer is holed up in his Middletown, DE, home. The liberal media is NOT reporting. Blue Lives Matter.

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  24. Dora says:

    So cute. 🙂

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  25. keebler AC says:


    Please keep praying for our Frexit brethren in France! It’s working!

    Can I just add that while age differences in mature relationships is not a concern to me, a 14-year old boy having sexual relations with a 38-year old teacher is atrocious. His name should be Ma Crone or MaCrony – he who celebrates expensive caviar while the people starve. LePen said, ” “Everyone knows what side Emmanuel Macron is on – he is on the side of the corporations…I am on the workers’ side, here in the car park, not in the restaurants of Amiens.” Incidently, MaCrone was born in Amiens and obviously never intended to visit the blue-collar plant in his home town until LePen.


    Marine Le Pen SURGES in latest poll as Macron is blasted for first round celebrations

    THE French electorate are abandoning Emmanuel Macron after a series of gaffes have helped Marine Le Pen back in contention ahead of the presidency campaign, latest polls show.

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  26. blognificentbee says:

    Has anyone seen “Bull Durham” on the site lately? I always enjoyed reading his opinions, and have not not seen any a quite some time.

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  27. wyntre says:

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    • smiley says:

      the title, The Camp of the Saints, is a reference to The Book of Revelation 20:9..

      “And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city : and fire came down from GOD out of heaven and devoured them.”

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    • Wend says:

      I have to get this. I just got “Submission” by the brilliant Michel Holloubecq about a Muzz’d coalition gaining control in France.

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  28. a2buckeye says:

    From CTH Guidelines for Commenting: “For every person writing, there are 1000 or more reading lurkers.”

    That would be me, until now.

    Over the past few years I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the Interwebs trying to figure out for myself what is going on in our country. The context provided by Sundance and posts from other commenters here enable me to better understand the shenanigans of our “leaders” in the Cesspool by the Potomac.

    So I thought I might pitch in when it seems appropriate. Thank goodness for CTH. God Bless America and our fantastic President Trump!

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  29. keebler AC says:

    God gave us everything we need to stay healthy, we sometimes are not aware of what it is because we’re ruled by advertisements and expensive pharmaceuticals. I bookmarked this recipe long time ago and will try it out once I use up my store brands. I wanted to share! Supposedly it can help heal up cavities. I hate going to the dentist and its associated costs.

    Remineralizing Toothpaste Ingredients

    5 parts Calcium powder
    1 part Diatomaceous Earth (optional- contains trace minerals and silica. UPDATE: A reader noted that DE can be abrasive and is not needed with the baking soda, so if you don’t have DE… no worries!)
    2 parts Baking Soda
    3 parts Xylitol Powder– This ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter.
    3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture
    Optional ingredients: Essential oils for flavor (mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good), Myrrh and Trace Minerals

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  30. The pagentry, honor and respect is massive for LOD Death for FDNY Fireman William Tolly, Ladder 135 Queens…i watched live the procession to the church, the funeral is ongoing, the procession afterwards will be equally beautiful.

    If any one wants to dip in it is being Live Streamed here

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  31. oldiadguy says:

    I posted these links next door, so I thought I should post them here as well. We may need to keep an eye on our Antifa “friends.”

    Shooting and then bayoneting Pepe is going to far!!! They are really trying to start a war with the alt right.

    In reality, this is a propaganda film made by the Antifa to intimidate the right. Watching it is you find that it is beyond funny. I liked the overweight female revolutionary shooting the AR with her tight jeans. I would love to see her go prone or take a knee in those pants. They had better be very careful as there are many on the right that are more than willing to kick this fight off. If it happens it will not end well for the Antifa folks.

    For the record, conservative folks are also preparing……but a bit differently.

    Also, here is another video that identifies some of the leaders of the Antifa movement that is directing their cannon fodder . . . I mean troops.

    For some strange reason I feel the urge to load up some magazines….hmmm

    Take care

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    • Wend says:

      BF’s nephew just texted…He is up in Burkaly with several of his fraternity bros from CSUN. They have already grouped up with Based Stickman, the Alt-Knights and the Proud Boys. He says right now everything is cool. He said he had to do it “for free speech”. How proud are we of him!?!!!!!?

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    • nimrodman says:

      “For some strange reason I feel the urge to load up some magazines….”

      For bathroom reading, of course.
      Yeah, bathroom reading …. yeah, that’s the ticket …
      (for NSA consumption, keyword search “magazine”)

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  32. Dora says:

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  33. Sentient says:

    I like this. It’s called “Fish House Deep Water”

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  34. shadowcole says:

    Anybody here have a live stream for the protest in Berkley today at 2 ct?


  35. BigMamaTEA says:

    Also in California news: “UC President Janet Napolitano hid $175 million while raising tuition, paying excessive salaries” h/t

    Here’s the actual audit report:

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  36. BigMamaTEA says:

    Towards the end of today’s presser, Speaker Ryno says “Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies will not be part of bill to keep government open” Here’s the vid,

    Yesterday the had said there was “horse-trading” going on with the Demonrats have offered to agree to an additional $15 billion in military funding as part of a spending package to keep the government operating if Republicans in Congress agree to fund ­ObamaCare insurer subsidies (CSR’s = Cost-sharing reduction payments)

    Today, Ryno says “Obviously, CSR’s we’re not doing that. That is not in an appropriation bill that is something separate that the administration does.”

    (BACKGROUND: CSRs are additional payments made directly to insurers to lower out-of-pocket costs including copayments and annual deductibles. The way ObieCare is written means that insurers must discount those items for people at the low end of the income scale whether or not they are receiving the money to cover it from the federal government.

    So, ObieCare is collapsing on it’s own, Insurance companies are losing more and more $$ and more and more are backing out. The Demonrats know it too, otherwise this would not be the spike they fall on.

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  37. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay, twilight-zone-esk.

    ……..”Portland “antifascist” groups have called for bringing back Saturday’s rose parade, even though fears of violence from left-wing protesters are what prompted organizers to nix the popular event in the first place.”……….

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    • auscitizenmom says:



    • WSB says:

      Huh? Isn’t it BECAUSE of these people it was shut down?

      I really think we need re-education camps.

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      • Wend says:

        BF’s nephew texted that essentially no Antifa came into the MLK park where the Trump/free speech event took place. He saw a few of them lurking around a HS across the street. Apparently they were gathering in Sproul Plaza at the U and the cops/good guy presence kept them from invading. Now they are making threatening noises about May 1st actions. Perhaps they will regroup and resume violence, who knows. Nephew had a great time and connected up with Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, etc. I don’t think he got to meet Stickman but he did of course meet Lauren S.

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        • WSB says:

          Glad he was OK and managed a good afternoon out of the mess!

          May 1st has been bandied about for a day of violence by Soros/Obama thugs. Hope it doesn’t come to that.


  38. BigMamaTEA says:

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  39. dreadnok89 says:

    Am i wrong but is flynn in trouble for taking money from other countries while working for obumble? He was appointed by him after all. Wasnt obama down with edrogan?

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  40. 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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