Tuesday May 2nd – 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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112 Responses to Tuesday May 2nd – Open Thread

  1. ZurichMike says:

    You know, I haven’t prepared a proper breakfast in a long time. Here you go:

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  2. rumpole2 says:

    Bill’s next book……

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      Is he indicating the size of his…Um…Contract?

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      • rumpole2 says:

        In all seriousness… non- disclosure agreement notwithstanding… he could write a “tell all book” and it would broadly fit the very successful “Killing……” template.
        Fox News is “dying/dead”
        I have never read his books, but rumor has it that they are well researched (by his co-author) 🙂

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        • Sloth1963 says:

          Killing the Fooks 😉

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        • Wend says:

          BF likes them. I want to read “Killing the Rising Sun”.

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        • I read “Killing Patton” and “Killing Lincoln” and enjoyed both. The were informative, seemed well researched and offered previously ignored details that surrounded each death. I have to wonder, however, just how much O’Reilly actually contributed, other than the use of his name or final approval of the content.

          As far as his departure from FOX, IMO he has yet to be adequately replaced. Though bombastic and effete, he was far more professional than Watters or Carlson who are, respectively, clownish or snide.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Nah, won’t be long now before Faux as we used to know it, is dead and will resurrect itself as the FascistOligarcheXperience cause daddy is 80+ and is busy with his bride, and daddy’s brat sons are taking over. (Which one got the paper he was running in Europe in trouble with the Law?)

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

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  4. Harry Lime says:

    There have been two presidents in my lifetime that have had any kind of a sense of humor and they were/are the two best presidents in my lifetime (and over the last century and 16 years at least); Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan! Reagan was brilliant at disarming opponents with his sense of humor.

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  5. Dora says:

    Ludwig Gschossmann [1894-1988] – “OPERA BALL”

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  6. citizen817 says:

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    • Method2Madness says:

      You know what’s amazing to wake up to? In the past, the IDF was associated with killing Arabs. Now, the IDF is literally saving Syrian Arab lives from murder by Iranian thugs, by bombing Hezbollah near Damascus! Arabs and Israelis, former mortal enemies, are now watching each other’s backs in the same trenches! If this doesn’t portend the nearing return of Jesus Christ, I don’t know what would!

      By the way, I’m an American of Arab-Muslim background.

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    • smiley says:

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    • Lucille says:

      Love, admiration on your Independence Day…Congratulations! And have a blessed Memorial Day!

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  7. smiley says:

    the RABBITS must be hungry this morning.

    wonder of this will post ?

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  8. duchess01 says:

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

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  9. Dora says:

    Who knew that Bob Dlyan was an artist? A pretty good one too.

    ==

    Bob Dylan: a Hockney-like painter of America’s strange essence
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/nov/08/bob-dylan-paintings-halcyon-gallery-london-beaten-path

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    Mornin’ all.
    For you Google/Android fans –

    Super Free Music Player in Google Play is malware
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/05/02/super-free-music-player-in-google-play-is-malware-a-technical-analysis/

    Tech details and anti-virus link included in article.
    Have a Blessed Day.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Thank you, jeans2nd. Sent the link to my son. He uses a lot of Google’s services. Hope he didn’t download it.

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      • Janie M. says:

        Asked my son about it this morning and he said he had not downloaded it on his pc or his cell. He is far better than I am at tech issues/news. I bought him his first pc when he was 10 or 11 (back in the day when it all cost an arm and a leg) so he’s usually up to speed on these kind of issues – unlike me. 😄

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  11. dbethd says:

    These men are heroes. This made me cry.

    Texas Men rush into flood waters to save baby from overturned truck after deadly storms.

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    • McGuffin says:

      I hadn’t seen that video…WOW

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        BTW, as of last night baby (boy) home with Mama, toddler(girl named Addy) still on ventilator, still sedated; but labs improving, therefore starting today they begin the process of weaning.

        These babies, are here on this Earth for a special purpose.

        These men, who never gave up, and the Woman wailing in Prayer, are these babies Guardian Angels.

        I saw film last night, that I almost could not watch, of the Mother meeting the guy in the red shirt, with a group of making half dozen other men, who risked their lives to save her babies.

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Putin & Merkel hold joint press conference in Sochi (streamed live)

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  13. Lucille says:

    Two articles from Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch:

    “University of Iowa: Muslim student charged with making terrorist threat”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/university-of-iowa-muslim-student-charged-with-making-terrorist-threat

    “FBI translator marries Islamic State terrorist”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/fbi-translator-marries-islamic-state-terrorist

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    • Method2Madness says:

      If these creeps are serving the Anti-Christ (they must be), then they may have learned from him special methods of emotional manipulation. Only strong faith in the Almighty can shield from that (but I would still keep a distance and never engage them personally). If Jesus is coming back soon (I believe he is), then the Anti-Christ must already be very active on Earth since Jesus will confront him ad kill him.

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  14. Ziiggii says:

    New info in the Slager / SC case:
    Sources: Police officer arrested in Walter Scott shooting to plead guilty in federal civil rights case

    The former North Charleston police officer who was filmed shooting Walter Scott to death is expected to plead guilty this afternoon in connection with a federal civil rights prosecution, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.

    Such a plea agreement for Michael Slager, 35, would come on the eve of his trial stemming from the April 2015 killing.

    It remains unclear to what charges Slager would plead. In federal court, sentencing also is seldom handed down on the same day as a plea. Instead, probation agents would prepare a pre-sentencing report in the coming weeks, and a judge would decide a penalty later.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/news/sources-michael-slager-to-plead-guilty-to-federal-charges-in/article_c6836d4c-2f2f-11e7-a651-7f3c5a7bbf12.html

    something seems off with this latest revelation.

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  15. Method2Madness says:

    http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../ar_articles_2017/0517/nazar2_300417.htm

    This is in Arabic, with unique very valuable information regarding Iran’s terror program and supporting propaganda. This was written by a former Iraqi security officer.

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    • Method2Madness says:

      What is happening in the Middle East is confusing for most Arabs. I’m a scholar of the Arabic language, I live in America, and I read a lot about current events. Still, it is hard for me to figure out who the ISIS people are and where they come from. My relatives in Arabia say that Arabs who met ISIS (and survived) are sure that ISIS are neither Arabs nor Muslims. There is much evidence that Iran created and runs ISIS, although ISIS appears “Sunni” and Iran appears “Shiite.”

      Arabs have prophecies that the Anti-Christ emerged in Iran 14 centuries ago. However, most Arabs say that the Anti-Christ has not emerged yet!

      The link I just posted may explain why Arabs are so uninformed. Iran’s plot appears to be the work of the Anti-Christ (who resides in Iran). The Arabic name for the Anti-Christ is Dajjal. It means “masterful conman” or “one who is skilled at disguising and presenting false appearances.”

      The link I posted explains that Iran’s plan is to massively spread terror and chaos in Arab lands using expensive and massive propaganda that makes all terrorism look Arabian (when in fact it is all created by Iran). Religion has nothing to do with Iran’s motivation. The Iranian regime are not really Shiites. In fact, Iranians kill Arab Shiites in Iraq.

      Given all that, can our beloved President’s sharp insights about Iran’s key role in terrorism come from any other source except Divine inspiration? I didn’t vote. I was confused by the Anti-Christ’s media. But when I heard the inauguration speech, I wrote to President Trump and expressed my love, respect, and prayers for safety and success.

      In 1980, Jesus came to me in a dream and asked: Can you come with us and help us? We are chasing wild dogs out of town. For three decades, I was a scientist, a researcher, helping Jesus chase godless scientists out of academia, with amazing, brilliant, inspired, scientific breakthroughs that show that the Almighty runs our minds, our languages, and our cognitive processes.

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  16. Dora says:

    When you listen to the sound, just think of where it is coming from. Absolutely amazing!

    ==

    This Is Our First ‘Sound’ From the Creepy Void Inside Saturn’s Rings

    http://gizmodo.com/this-is-our-first-sound-from-the-creepy-void-inside-sat-1794837316?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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  17. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Happy day today. I’ve done my tax returns and registered my car. So that other than paying my quarterly to the IRS I am free of my government obligation for the year.

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  18. Sentient says:

    I just watch a bit of Hillary Clinton on CNN being interviewed by Christiane Amanpour, It was Hillaryous. She blamed Comey. She blamed the Russians. She blamed Wikileaks. She blamed sexism. We gotta get her out there talking more. She’ll keep the Dems spinning their wheels in the mud forever.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      After reading that, my impression is that it is a knee jerk reaction.

      Liked by 2 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      hmmmm, Frankie……

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Personally, I’m totally OK with this. I understand why they did it, and take no issue with their logic. ESPECIALLY If they are truly getting ZERO RESPONSE from the TRUMP Team. That is ridiculous, and they should be ashamed, if true. SOMEONE MUST hold their feet to the fire!

      Ann Corcoran over at Refugee Resettlement Watch is also not happy with his 1st 100 days, based on “refugee” issues alone. She’s also taking a lot of heat for her fact based statements. Like ALIPACS, her blog is a single issue blog, and she’s been at it for 10+ years. She was a staunch TRUMP supporter and even helped him get elected.

      Congress seeks to fund US Refugee Admissions Program as if Trump didn’t exist
      by Ann Corcoran
      2 May 2017

      https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/congress-seeks-to-fund-us-refugee-admissions-program-as-if-trump-didnt-exist/

      I listened to the interview link with Helen what’s her name from the BUSH team (WHAT WAS TRUMP THINKING?), and don’t know that I agree with their take on what she said, but every time I start hearing the anyone TEAM TRUMP talk about immigration reform I can tell you it pisses me off. We’ve played this game WAY TOO LONG. There should be NO DISCUSSION until the wall is FULLY BUILT and ALL of the ILLEGALS are OUT! ZERO! ZIP! NADA!

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  19. Dora says:

    Beautiful.

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  20. TwoLaine says:

    A Message on behalf of Cliven Bundy.

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  21. cycle1 says:

    I just listened to an interview with the author of the book “A Pope and a President”. Sounds like a lot of interesting facts about the relationship between Reagan and then-Pope John-Paul II as they pursued their God-ordained task of bringing down the evil empire.

    The author even mentioned a tidbit about Mikhael Gorbachev. Evidently, Mikhail’s mother was a Christian and secretly had him baptized. Also Gorbachev’ mother specifically chose his name to be “Mikhail” to name him after St. Michael the Archangel. Talk about a good name for battling against evil!

    I believe Donald John Trump’s name is also prophetic. Don John led the Christian forces against an aggressive Muslim fleet whose intent was to conquer Christian Europe in 1571. Don John led the Christian troops to victory in the battle of Lepanto by the grace of God and the prayers of Christendom.

    Our Donald John will defeat ISIS by the grace of God and our prayers.

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  22. Sentient says:

    I stumbled across this asinine tweet:

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    • Sentient says:

      It’s ironic because in Sept 2011 Obama’s EPA banned the only over-the-counter emergency asthma spray on the market in the US (Primatene Mist). The stated reason was because of the propellant’s impact on the ozone layer. The damn sprayer was the size of your thumb! Roughly 5,000 people in the US die from asthma each year. Almost 100 / week – with blacks being disproportionately affected. So very typical of Obama to discard people – even black people – in order to placate mostly rich, white environmental extremists. I’m a little touchy about it because my son’s good friend http://www.tlcafrica.com/death_cooper_bernard.htm died (on a Sunday night when his prescription could not be filled) of asthma around the same time Obama was banning the spray that could have saved him.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Sentient, I hear you. Half my family has asthma. The whole thing makes me ill !!!!

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      • Howie says:

        I grew up and P mist saved me from asthma hell. The absurd banning led to my current medications costing 750 bucks a month and they do not work as good. Globaloney.

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      • wondering999 says:

        I just googled asthma + cannabinoid and found this
        https://unitedpatientsgroup.com/blog/2015/02/17/are-cannabinoids-as-effective-as-albuterol-for-treating-asthma
        Just heard from a friend who is working with medical research on cannabis in Israel, who suggested that cannabinoids could help a mutual friend whose hands are swollen and painful with arthritis. Apparently there are successful trials of treating arthritis with cannabinoids… and successful treatment of many other problems.
        It is a shame that medical research on cannabis is being left to other countries. Just as President Trump abstains from alcohol and drugs, most of us should do the same; but to prohibit a chemical substance with helpful attributes for purposes of virtue signalling is less than logical

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Thanks Sentient, I just tweeted Adm.Scott Pruitt, and suggested the PR campaign be stopped, and take away the twitter for awhile.

      Then I just told that John Walke (econut) that he needs a new cause and a new job.

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  23. bessie2003 says:

    This link is to the text of a recent speech given by the head of the FCC regarding net neutrality, regulating the internet. His concept is to remove the Title II designation that had been put over the internet in 2015 to supposedly protect free speech when in reality, according to his speech, it was a device for government to gain control of people’s free speech.

    This is a nice recap of what the new head of the FCC is looking to achieve, and puts us on notice that there will be a comment period for people to add to the FCC’s considerations.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0426/DOC-344590A1.pdf

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Chairman AJIT PAI has the potential to be a real rockstar!
      He, was the FCC Board Member (R) who went public with what the Demonrat Chairman and his cohorts were attempting to do (illegally I might add) with regards to the internet.

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  24. BigMamaTEA says:

    Boy, old Maxine has gone from “Impeach” “Impeach” to …….

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  25. 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 pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    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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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    h/t Earl of Taint…..” No Contest – The Single Best Thing About Trump’s First 100 Days As President Is The Media Clown Car Derby It Created”

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  27. Katherine McCoun says:

    We used to live in Durham (students at UNC and Duke). The crowd did not have a permit and were blocking traffic. Glad to be out! Feel good video of the day:

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    • Ad rem says:

      LOL…Squish marks are just the symbolic representation of people too ignorant to get out of traffic.

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    • wondering999 says:

      The last time my car was swarmed like that was back in the 1990s… the swarmers were all from a rental house that was selling drugs, in a rundown street I passed through to get to my parents’ house. I told them no and plowed through, but was anxious because they were all obvious lawbreakers and in that situation I was at their uncertain mercy.
      Next day I tracked down the elderly landlady and told her what was going on (she hadn’t known what was going on). Within a month or two the house was sold, and all these traffic-swarming people were out, end of story.
      UNC and Duke bear some responsibility, I think, for mis-educating the swarmers in the video above, and leading them to think that they don’t make drivers fear for their lives by their threatening, lawbreaking actions. Someone who will walk in front of a truck, I’ll assume they are out of their minds in a dangerous way. A group of people doing that looks like the mob that brain-damaged Reginald Denny, making him a target at random.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        All with NC State and North Carolina Central, St. Augustine’s & Shaw.
        Just as important as the student’s “higher” education is the education they are receiving in pre K – 12th and the community of libs that surround these schools. Lots of libs moved down from NY & NJ after they ruined their state and brought their awful politics to NC.

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  28. Bull Durham says:

    The test if your little boy is a boy.

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