Monday May 15th – 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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181 Responses to Monday May 15th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Monday morning wakeup music . . .

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  2. conservalicious says:

    Does anyone else dislike Frank Luntz like I do? I see him as such a hypocrite. I always felt as if his focus groups were cherry picked to get the results he wanted. Anyway, this video should go viral of his appearances on several stations on election day. He was so sure of his predictions…lmao.

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  3. CiscoKid says:

    Hello my fellow patriots.
    New guy here on commenting, but I stop by TCTH every day.
    My handle is the nickname I’ve had since I was a youngster.
    You can just call me Cisco.
    God bless America and our 45th President, Donald J. Trump.

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  4. Minnie says:

    God bless America 🇺🇸

    God bless President Trump 🚂

    God bless us, everyone ❤️

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. nwtex says:

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  9. Molly says:

    More Daryl’s House 🙂
    Live From Daryl’s House – “I Want You To Want Me” – Cheap Trick

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  10. nwtex says:

    awwww ❤ If you want your heart to melt just look at the photos in the link.

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  11. nwtex says:

    I wouldn’t have watched had I not known what the outcome was going to be in advance….. and I get that there is a message here….. but knowing that did not stop my eyes from misting over.
    God. “Bless the Beasts and the Children” @ Karen Carpenter

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  12. Lucille says:

    This is a full length documentary on one of our favorite fierce animals. Remind us of anyone we know?
    “Chasing The Wolverine – Most Extraordinary Predator That Ever Lived”

    Narration quote: “Out of the back country drift tales of a devil beast. The wolverine has been branded with a h.e.l.l. of a reputation. It’s absolutely impossible for any human being to keep up with a wolverine. What wolverines can do is just beyond human. Those who have set out on the wolverines’ trail have met a creature completely at odds with its diabolical image. They’re sociable; they’re bright; they figure stuff out. …with a fierce appetite for survival and for surprise.”

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  13. Wend says:

    All are precious babies-

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  14. nwtex says:

    I know nothing about this other than I find it pretty…at the moment anyway 😎

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    • Lucille says:

      Exquisite scene and photography. Search Google says it is a sunrise over the royal azalea in South Korea.

      Liked by 1 person

      • nwtex says:

        Ohhhh! Thank you Lucille ❤ The reason I didn't let myself really get in to the beauty is because I wasn't sure if it was authentic. Sooooo,again, thank you! 😉


  15. nimrodman says:

    Leftys are always on the lookout for right-wing and Christian extremists.
    And when they don’t find any, they just make them up.

    Sorry: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ tells us nothing about Trump’s America

    “… The Handmaid’s Tale … takes place in a chilling near-future where women are reduced to wombs on feet, gays are publicly executed and a Christian theocracy has squashed civil liberties.

    “As I look out my window in Manhattan, the only women I see are wearing monk’s robes colored scarlet, to emphasize their sin, and topped by nun-like white bonnets. Oranges are scarce in our part of the country due to our ongoing wars with Florida, and since Jan. 20 it has become a regular occurrence to see gay men, priests, and abortionists publicly hanged, their lifeless bodies left black and bruised as a warning to us all. Prophetic?

    “Sure, technically speaking, maybe nothing in “The Handmaid’s Tale” has actually happened yet … But everything Atwood presaged is just about 10 minutes from happening …

    “Just as it was 10 minutes from happening when the Reverend Jerry Falwell formed the Moral Majority in 1979.

    “It was always just around the corner during the Reagan years, when George H.W. Bush spoke of family values …”

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  16. Donna in Oregon says:

    An Irish Prayer

    May God give you…
    For every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise,
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends,
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh, a sweet song,
    And an answer for each prayer.

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  17. nimrodman says:

    All this Russians Russians Russians demonization is kind of unfair, I think. Surely they have some redeeming qualities. Especially the women.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. smiley says:

    Above Tollard



    Oliver Akers Douglas ~ UK ~ Contemporary/Expressionism ~ Landscapes

    more vibrantly bold work & bio here…


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  19. nimrodman says:

    Meet the Most Feared Women in History

    “The Dahomey were a warring nation who actively participated in the slave trade, turning it to their advantage as they captured and sold their enemies. But it was the elite ranks of Dahomey female warriors that amazed Burton.

    “Such was the size of the female skeleton and the muscular development of the frame that in many cases, femininity could be detected only by the bosom.”

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  20. Dora says:

    René Magritte “SEDUCTEUR” (1950)

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  21. Dora says:

    A nice event. A nice family.


    Donald Trump Jr’s little girl Kai celebrates her 10th birthday at a ‘build your own cake party’ alongside her parents, friends, and her aunt Tiffany

    The 39-year-old dad took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to share a darling photo of him and and his wife Vanessa next to their little girl

    Kai officially turns 10 years old on Friday, May 12

    While sharing the photo, Donald Jr. stressed that ‘time flies’, and he encouraged people to live in the moment

    Donald Jr.’s half-sister Tiffany Trump, 23, also attended the party, sharing a sweet video of her nieces and nephews decorating cakes together

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  22. I guess this will be happening a lot, asking for donations around the country. This one looks legit in Montana HT AT

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  23. Listening to this song again this a.m. Have a beautiful Monday, in God and Trump we Trust💖💕

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  24. Dora says:

    I was taken back for a minute when I read that most world leaders are childless. Kind of creepy for some reason. President Trump and all of his children and his playful little grandchildren seem so normal. I am constantly thankful for them.


    Falling Off the Demographic Cliff

    Friends who visit Europe with large families in tow tell me they soon become “tourist attractions” themselves.

    Europeans are used to Muslims with large families. But Americans? People from a prosperous developed nation? How odd. Don’t they know that children get in the way of self-fulfillment? That population growth is bad for the environment?

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    • thluckyone says:

      Indeed! Childbearing/Child raising is an INCREDIBLE privilege and didn’t you LOVE seeing our President interacting with those beautiful children from the rocketry class – who were of NO genetic or racial kinship with him? They’re ALL his children! Our Lion loves kids – kids of ALL ages – and they love him! I wanna be like PDJT!

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      If you can’t run a family how can you run a country?

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
    1 John 5:14 (KJV)

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  26. duchess01 says:

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  27. duchess01 says:

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

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  28. Tazz2293 says:

    The Progressives are completely insane.

    Progressives openly signaling the arrival of political violence as a tactic to obtain power
    – Thomas Lifson
    “The message is being sent out loud and clear: the American Left is moving toward violence as a tactic in its quest to grab the political power to which it believes it is entitled.”


  29. ZurichMike says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Breitbart and Drudge have devolved into screeching headlines of click-bait nonsensical articles?

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

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  31. kimosaabe says:

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  32. Miss America says:

    This is way OT but I know Treepers will help. Just learned that a family member is getting married next week. She is 21, he is 19. They have been dating for about 2 months. He is joining the military and they want to get married before then. She is a college drop out and works part time at a coffee shop. All she talks about is all the gifts she is registering for and all the exciting places around the world they will be stationed. She has always lived at home except for 3 months with roommates in college which did not end well.

    I give the young man points for being willing to serve his country, but other than that he does not inspire confidence. The family is supporting the marriage. There is nothing to be done and in reality it affects my life not at all. However, this has disaster written all over it. It just makes me sad.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Yep, disaster.

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    • Lucille says:

      The life of a military spouse isn’t an easy one. Start praying now that their adventures will bring them closer, that what they presently see as “love” will actually blossom into real love and commitment.

      I’ll always remember what my mother used to say about my father: “He was not only my husband, my lover, the father of our children, but he was my friend.”

      Pray that your relative will endure and that her husband will value her as his wife and companion and friend.

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      • Miss America says:

        Unfortunately, I believe she sees marrying this boy as her way out of her hometown and as her meal ticket.
        She is just so excited because she thinks they will be based in California.

        She has no idea that when your spouse is military, you are second to Uncle Sam. Military wives/families make great sacrifices and frankly she has no idea about sacrifice. Everything is about her. On top of that, she has expensive tastes and spends wastefully (I think she has 13 tattoos) and has no idea how to manage a budget. She has never had a boyfriend of longer than 6 months, dropped out of college and then dropped out of community college. She has no career goals, no ambition, no idea what she wants to be when she “grows up”.

        This is actually my husband’s side of the family, and they have worked their way up out of humble beginnings–a business owner and an R.N. for grandparents–it’s just awful.

        I predict she’ll be pregnant with a year because that will be the next thing she can do for attention.


        • Miss America says:

          To give an example, she just announced the engagement 4 days ago. She is already registered for gifts. Included on her registry are gold rimmed dinner plates that cost $100 a piece.

          She is not acquainted with reality.


    • boogywstew says:

      What rank do you need to be before the military pays your spouse’s moving expenses? If there were any more red flags, we’d think it was a May Day parade in Moscow.

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    • wondering999 says:

      MissAmerica… I’ve known people who benefitted from Couples Therapy with good, appropriate counselors. One couple said they benefitted from a book called The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, who has spent his life researching what works and doesn’t in marriage (along with Mrs. Gottman)

      Not all hasty marriages are disasters. Plus, I hate labels — but all the same, how about researching “bipolar mood disorder”.

      The impulsiveness of a decision to marry (and enlist), and wild abandon about money, are actions that I would associate with bipolar disorder. A lot of families struggle with some relative who has this set of characteristics; if erratic behavior turns out to be the case, reading up on bipolar disorder may help your extended family to cope, especially if some children come into the picture (and are soon set adrift while their parents go into mood swings and erratic, not-self-controlled but self-absorbed, behaviors)


    • andeclain says:

      Miss America, I see a lot of worried comments below. Let me just say that you never know. While I agree with the other posters that this seems like a disaster waiting to happen, I can speak for the other side. I met a woman at a prayer meeting one time. We went out a couple of times. I ended up proposing and had to move to another continent. Still together 32 years later. You never know. Prayers for the young couple will help them. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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      • Miss America says:

        I would like to think you are right, and I appreciate your optimism.

        However, knowing the young woman, and having met the groom to be, I am not hopeful. Maybe the Navy can make a man out of him. There is hope in that.

        It’s interesting a previous poster mentioned bipolar. She perhaps could fit that description.

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  33. LibertyVibe says:

    Fellow Treepers. Trump just set a HUGE trap for the Left. He killed them with one tweet, and they don’t even know it yet!

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  34. usnveteran says:

    May 15, 2017
    By Judge Andrew Napolitano
    House Of Representatives Endorses Obamacare:
    ‘Last week, the U.S. House Of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. …

    Obamacare is a stool with four problematic legs. The constitutional leg is the premise that the federal government has the lawful power to regulate the delivery of health care. The legal leg is the premise that the federal government is obliged to provide health insurance to everyone in America. The economic leg commands that everyone in the U.S. purchase and maintain health insurance. And the Orwellian leg says that every physician in the U.S. shall retain all patient records digitally and that federal bureaucrats shall have access to all those records. …

    And the faceless bureaucrats still reign. The House-passed bill permits the feds to decide whether your doctor is treating you in a manner consistent with the availability of government resources and to administer Obamacare’s thousands of minute politically driven regulations.’ …

    H.R. 34 – “21st Century Cures Act” – Time For Real Push-Back Now Or Regret It:
    By Catherine Frompovich

    Principles For Allocation Of Scarce Medical Interventions:

    Editorial – The Complete Lives System : Socialism In Medicine:
    By Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., PhD.

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  35. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Sabo is back decorating again, lol!

    Liked by 5 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Nice work, love Sabo, I’ve even got the Ted Cruz prison break t-shirt. I’m not a Cruz supporter, but I liked the graphic, Cruz in a sleeves-rolled-up t-shirt with tattoos and a fag, looking like the Cape Fear felon.

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  36. kyasgrandma says:

    I’m one of those people who endure Mother’s Day. For good reason. Thank the Lord, I made it through this year just as I have for many Mother’s Days prior to this one.
    Tonight a friend shared this song with me. The recording ends abruptly.
    But, I love bluegrass gospel and I love this song and those performing it.

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  37. 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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  38. Lucille says:

    Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions? Obamacare Architect Says Docs Have No Right to Conscientious Objection

    Yes, doctors DO have the right to object to the abrogation of their 1st Amendment rights.

    Liked by 2 people

  39. BigMamaTEA says:

    Oh goody; look what I found today. The Hilldabeast is trolling for cash….again….but this time with these real words of leadership!!!!

    ““Resist, insist, persist, enlist.” Hillary Rodham Clinton

    With a new logo:

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  40. BigMamaTEA says:

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  41. TreeperInTraining says:

    I hope im putting this in the right place.

    The PI hired by Seth Rich says Rich had contact with Wiki prior to murder.

    Just, wow.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. aredtailblog says:

    The irony intensifies:

    The real question is would this even exist once California becomes a proper caliphate like it’s on the way to becoming.


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