Thursday May 11th – 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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136 Responses to Thursday May 11th – Open Thread

  1. NewNonna!! says:

    Thank You, Father Almighty, for Your love, Your Son, Your most Holy Spirit and for all life’s blessings.

    Thank You, Jesus, for Redeeming us, for giving us Your Most Blessed Mother as our own, for all Your love.

    Holy Spirit, thank You for all Your many gifts that are meant to always bring us close to the Blessed Trinity.

    Have mercy on me, and on the whole world!

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    • Serena says:

      Amen! Beautiful and heartfelt prayer.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

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      • David Rowley says:

        Revelation 8:12 KJV
        [12] And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

        Good verse about shortening the days. Since the days have to be 1260, it’s not the number of days reduced, but the duration of individual days. Each shortened by 2/3.


    • pacnwbel says:

      A truly trinitarian prayer, complete in every way, thank you.


  2. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    What it’s really like in the White House Press Briefing Room?

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    “For No One” was written by Paul McCartney and appeared on the Beatles “Revolver” album. McCartney and most other people perform this piece in a faster tempo which is ok but always seemed to be missing something. In one of her other performances of “For No One” Emmylou said the song is about “someone who’s hurting real bad” and sings the song in a slower tempo which, I think, truly transforms it from a pop to a genuine lament. In this version from the “Translantic Sessions” he nails it. McCartney is said to have commented that he likes her version better than his. Whatever . . . in my opinion, she found that missing something.

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  4. NewNonna!! says:

    Fellow Treepers,
    Have you heard this one??

    Check out this awesome video (above) of a local college (Adelphi) lacrosse team on LONG ISLAND running out onto their field at the beginning of their game to the audio of our awesome P45’s promise to MAGA!!! So proud of them and their coach for doing this.

    Too tired to dig deeper right now to relate any push back they received for their patriotic stance. I’m sure it’ll be known about soon enough.

    Enjoy! 🇺🇸🚂😊

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  5. mj_inOC says:

    Thank you, SD, for this daily prayer…

    May it ever be for you, SD; for America;
    and for Your Glory, God!

    In Jesus’ Holy, Majestic, Incomparable Name,
    Amen and Amen… So be it, LORD.
    John 7:16b

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  6. Harry Lime says:

    Johnny Carson and Oliver the Orangutan. I laugh every single time I see it…

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  7. Harry Lime says:

    Johnny Carson falls in love with and kisses a baby orangutan…

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  8. LibertyVibe says:

    This one has picked me up more than once, when I have thought I was too tired to get back up:

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  9. Sentient says:

    OK, Open thread. Here’s where I paste stuff I’ve read that “concerns” me. Then people can call me a concern troll and usually Sundance puts it in a different light and I climb back in off the ledge. Concern of the day:

    that Texas Rep Mike McCaul & Texas Senator John Cornyn are working with “the Trump administration” on an immigration/border bill that provides for “more enforcement” but “avoids the pitfalls by the farther right wing”. Mickey Kaus says: “Conning the GOP base with fake border security legislation is ‘No Wall’ McCaul’s specialty.”

    We need our wall !. “Wall” is code for …wall.

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    • If Congress votes it into the budget, it will be built. If they don’t, it won’t be built until they allocate enough money in future. That should indicate a clear path of activism for constituents.

      Meanwhile, illegal crossings are way down, so there’s less urgency and more time for proper planning. Either way, they would still need more staff, resources and improved rules to smooth the process. This is a very large undertaking.

      Genuine concern is only “trolling” to the self-appointed Pharisees. I pray they may be granted peace, to become more open to collegial interaction, and that your heart be less troubled as well.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Again, an excellent response. Congrats!

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      • Sentient says:

        I disagree that there currently being fewer crossings meaning there’s less urgency. We have to strike while the iron is hot and the further we get from November 2016, the cooler the iron gets. When it comes to additional human efforts to interdict encroachers, don’t forget the that any future president could simply end those efforts, redeploy border patrol in ways designed to make them less effective, etc. Any democrat president would do that, as would any GOPe president. We know the Uniparty wants the border left open. This is our one opportunity to thwart them before they create a leftist electorate that will rule for 70 years, like the PRI in Mexico.

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        • You make good points. I should have been more specific in saying with fewer illegal crossing, Congress will be more likely to perceive less urgency. I was thinking of it along the lines of a principle I’ve seen regarding infrastructure. Unless there is an active crisis, government tends to move slowly. They don’t think enough about repairing bridges until after one collapses.


  10. Lucille says:

    “I Got A Heart Full Of Music”

    From “Hollywood Hotel” – Benny Goodman (1909-1986) – Clarinet, Teddy Wilson (1912-1986) – Piano, Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) – Vibraphone, and Gene Krupa (1909-1973) – drums.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  13. smiley says:

    Formosa, Cliveden ~ Cold Morning, October


    ca 2010

    Kurt Jackson ~ UK ~ Contemporary/Abstract/Landscapes


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  14. Lucille says:

    The New York Times…still printing all the news that’s unfit to print….

    Spain: “Pacifist” Imam Arrested on Terror Charges
    The New York Times once praised his moderation
    by Soeren Kern – May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

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  15. Dora says:

    William Rickarby Miller – “Bay of New York from the Heights of Hoboken” (1860)

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  16. Dora says:

    The other night Hubby and I watched the movie ‘Sully’. I remember when the incident happened and I was curious to see how they told the story on screen. It was pretty good.

    What got my attention though, was a name I noticed in the credits. The executive producer of the film was a man named Steven Mnuchin. A name like that can’t be too common, so I just had to do a search. Sure enough. The producer of that film is now our Treasury Secretary.

    Small world. 🙂

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
    Romans 10:13 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

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

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  20. amwick says:

    Saw this today, Leon Balfour Jr. received home detention after what happened at that pool party. Why am I not surprised?
    Sad, very sad, but predictable I suppose.

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. BakoCarl says:

    Delight in the Lord

    Psalm 37:4 – Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

    “What a wonderful verse for me, it seems!”
    The young lad said one day after church.
    “I’ve been looking for treasure all week,
    And now I don’t even have to search.”

    “It says right here if I’m happy with God,
    That He’ll give me whatever I want.
    I’m happy now, I’ll be happier then,
    When I have wealth and riches to flaunt.”

    A white-haired old man was sitting near,
    Quietly sporting a little smile.
    “Son,” he said, “if you’ll come over here,
    I think I should talk to you for a while.”

    The boy drew near and the old man began,
    Still smiling, looking kind and serene.
    “Did you see the sunrise this morning?
    Good. Well, son, God painted that scene.”

    “And the flowers, just blooming in the field,
    God is the One who is making them grow.
    That little brook, just east of town,
    God filled it with water and made it flow.”

    “God made the sun, the rain and the breeze.
    He made everything so we could live here.
    He even made sure that you would find
    Your little stray dog with the floppy ear.”

    “And, most of all, as you heard today,
    Because mankind sinned, He gave us His Son,
    To die on a cross and cover our sin;
    Payment in full, when He said “It is done.””

    “Everything that’s good comes only from God,
    We should be thankful and love Him with praise.
    Learn what He wants and live in His will,
    All your life for the rest of your days.”

    “When you remember what God’s done for you,
    What you should want most is to please Him.
    Then He should become your heart’s delight,
    Your joy and happiness, full to the brim.”

    “When you look at the desires of your heart,
    You’ll see it’s to please your heart’s delight.
    To think, say, and do just what God wants,
    Always doing what’s right in His sight.”

    “Can you see now, it’s not money and gold
    That make up your heart’s fondest desires?
    But praising and pleasing our Father, God,
    ‘Till we can sing with that heavenly choir.”

    The LORD will meet your various needs,
    When you trust in Him and do right.
    The LORD will give you the desires of your heart,
    When you make the LORD your heart’s delight.

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  23. Sentient says:

    We’re going to need a shutdown this Fall, in order to get Wall funding. (PDJT also needs enabling legislation to shut down any lawsuits trying to stop the Wall.) Just reminding everyone. So don’t plan on going to any national parks in Oct/Nov. VA loans may be in question, etc. We’re going to need to hang tough. No bellyaching when the shutdown hits.

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    • piper567 says:

      I’m willing to bet TRUMP will not rob the people which was the #1 thing on ozero’s agenda…
      TRUMP probably has a different set of priorities than his predecessor. probably, ha!


  24. Billy Dunn says:

    Just when you think another person cannot go lower or become more odious. …Glenn Beck proves they can.
    Beck is predicting Pres. Trump will be impeached and removed from office.
    Once upon a time i really liked Beck ,
    but now i literally DESPISE him.
    I really, really hope Karma catches up with his NeverTrump ass in the worst way !!

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  25. 22CatsInTN says:

    A little calm and beauty for your morning. A couple views off my back porch. I just recently bought a new home on 3 acres. Having grown up in LA and always lived in a city, THIS is what restores my soul. Too bad you can’t hear the birds. 🙂

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  26. Randomly I was reminded of this beautiful song for our beloved who have fallen so I thought i would share it….😢

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  27. Bendix says:

    I just read the Mark Steyn article on the Comey firing, which someone (at this site, I think) referred to yesterday.
    Comey is the man who sent Martha Stewart to prison? I did not know that. I always considered that a bs case, a thinly disguised takedown for corporate benefit. When Martha rang that opening bell, she signed her own warrant, IMO.
    Look who goes to jail, and who doesn’t, for much worse, and look who are exempt from the rules they make for others to follow.


  28. Ziiggii says:

    So Paul Watson is making some bold statements revealing Trump’s about to clean house:


    White House sources tell Infowars that Sean Spicer is set to be fired as President Trump begins a purge of establishment advisers who he feels have failed to properly investigate leaks coming from within the administration.

    Infowars can reveal that Spicer will be gone by next week and that his replacement is likely to be former prosecutor and current Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was previously considered for the role.

    White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus could also be on the chopping block as President Trump begins a purge of moderate advisers whom he feels have performed poorly when it comes to investigating the source of leaks that have proved embarrassing for the administration.

    Having been guided by moderate advisers for the last 6 weeks, Trump tried working with the Washington establishment but has come to the realization that they do not want to compromise on any issue, don’t care about the country, and are merely concerned with blocking his policy agenda.

    Trump is set to take the gloves off, sidelining those within his inner circle who he feels he cannot fully trust and going back to the approach he took for the first 50 days of his administration.

    make me wonder about those Matt Drudge tweets from the other day re: calling for Trump to clean out the WH because of the continued leaks.


  29. aqua says:

    Please keep the family of Timothy Piazza in your prayers. No parent should have to face the loss of their child in circumstances like this. If you aren’t familiar with the name, look up the Penn State fraternity hazing death story – Penn Live has the full grand jury report.

    I don’t understand how young adults in college could act in this manner, each step more reprehensible than the next. There are more people who were there that night than reflected in the indictments — none of them called 911. None.


  30. Ziiggii says:

    now this

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was seen arriving at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s secure office spaces Thursday afternoon. Sources told POLITICO Rosenstein had requested to meet with the Intelligence Committee leaders, Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), who both hastily left an open, televised committee hearing for what Burr said was a meeting “we can’t push off.”

    that is after this:

    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday said his fired predecessor, James Comey, had not lost the confidence of rank-and-file FBI agents, contradicting a claim by the White House.

    So million $ question – what’s going on?


  31. Michael says:

    I am apparently waaaaaay behind the curve for I just learned Comey was United States Deputy Attorney General December 9, 2003 – August 15, 2005 and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York January 7, 2002 – December 15, 2003.

    Sure as heck knew exactly what he was doing re Clinton email investigation.

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  32. Comrade Mope says:

    Wasn’t this character at McCain’s Syria meeting?


  33. Patriot1783 says:

    Harvard jumps the shark. Alumnae funds need to dry up before anything will ever change at this once amazing university whose founding was based on educational excellence not political correctness.


  34. nwtex says:

    Don’t know if this is legit.


  35. Kristi Ann says:

    ( Matthew 6:9-13 KJV ) “After this manner therefore Pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. And Forgive us our debts, as we Forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For ever. Amen.”!!

    ( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice Evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In every thing Give Thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”!!

    ( Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise Him, all ye people. For His Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Praise the LORD HIS HOLY NAME!!

    United We STAND with Israel-Yisrael and Our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America, Divided We FALL!! I am Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-Devout Christian and Jewish People / Pro-USA Capitalism and Constitution / Pro-LIFE!!

    May our ONE True GOD the FATHER who art in HEAVEN ABOVE Bless All my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  36. dervish114 says:

    A Russian hacker claims that he was offered amnesty, cash and US citizenship in return for falsely testifying that he hacked Hillary Clinton on behalf of Putin and Trump. Yevgeniy Nikulin was arrested in the Czech Republic on unrelated hacking charges, and claims that while incarcerated he was approached by the FBI, see more at Newsweek:

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  37. nwtex says:

    Steve Harvey’s Shocking Memo to Talk Show Staff Surfaces: ‘Do Not Approach Me’
    May 10, 2017

    A memo that was sent from Harvey to his staff surfaced earlier today on Robert Feder’s Chicago media blog telling employees not to approach him. “Do not come to my dressing room unless invited….Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly,” read the memo. “Do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.”


  38. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    I just heard on the radio FM 97.1 that the new Mayor, Lyda Krewson, for the City of St. Louis is planning to remove the confederate monument located in Forrest Park because it hurts people. I want to tell her that it hurts veterans too. This is ridiculous. Apparently the previous mayor wanted it removed and Krewson is going to fulfill it. They always connect slavery but never think of the veterans.


  39. quintrillion says:

    Turkish Religious Affairs meets with financier of Al Qaeda

    This should be a warning to America that Turkey is against the West and should not be a part of NATO either

    This sicko pig lives in Jordan and gave over $1 million to ISIS and called the Isis Invasion of Mosul a great victory for revolutionaries.

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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 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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  41. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
    The Virtuous Woman Bible Study

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  42. nwtex says:

    My tummy doin flips!!

    18 stories up—threatening to jump.


  43. nwtex says:


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    • wondering999 says:

      Miracle workers. What did they say to her to convince her to come back? I am in awe. And I hope I never have to be in any situation remotely similar, but if I were, I have no idea what I would say to persuade someone to come back from the ledge

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      • nwtex says:

        “Miracle workers”, indeed wondering. Lots of exhaustive training and patience brings about successful results doesn’t it. I’ve never heard of a challenge that they were unable to master. They are real (unsung) heroes for sure ❤

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        • wondering999 says:

          I did take a brief suicide prevention training class once. Essentially the message was that you should take people seriously when they throw out hints that they want suicide. But looking at that woman on the ledge, that’s miles beyond “mentioning suicide”, and I would have surely choked on any words. Completely impressed with them

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  44. Newtex i was coming to post this pic and video and saw your fantastic post of LAPD & LAFD….. their brothers across the country need our prayers tonight too (and for that matter all Summer and Fall long) 144,000+ acres in the swamp and breaching the swamp lines

    Hopefully yall can play video from this link…as the caption states “no words”


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