Sunday May 21st – 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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85 Responses to Sunday May 21st – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    An iconic piece by Anibal Troilo with period street scenes from Buenos Aires.

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  2. Rickster says:

    Treepers, help me out. Is Bill Sill ligit? I’ve seen him a few times but never paid attention. Don’t know if this is fake news or not, has to do with Set Rich. Relevant info starts about 1:20 in after the commercial crap.

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    • Rickster says:

      Seth Rich, and it starts at 1:35 in.

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      • This came up on the Presidential thread too. I don’t know anything about Bill Still, but the story itself is hard to believe because it’s so illogical. Doctors are under a mandatory obligation to report suspicious deaths to county medical examiners. Yet we are asked to believe an anonymous source’s claim that Seth Rich was intentionally allowed to die of non-fatal wounds in hospital. This “doctor” failed to report to proper authority, yet would risk heavy HIPAA fines and a possible loss of license for speaking instead to a journalist? Why? They would have had nothing to lose by assisting with a medical negligence inquest.


        • Garrison Hall says:

          But what if you believe that you can’t trust the “proper authorities”? Given the context of this account, this emergency room doctor would have every reason to be suspicious of what happened. Further, given the politicization of our federal government and the context of this story, a emergency-room physician (not a particularly high-status job in many hospitals) would have every reason to think making a medical negligence inquest would have bad consequences.


          • You can always inform the medical examiner anonymously, if you believe you would face retaliation on the job. That happens frequently, especially when nurses or techs inform on an incompetent or unethical doctor.

            However, if you are the one to step forward in a suspicious death when no one else has, most hospitals would give you a bonus or commendation. They are very happy to be protected in avoiding expensive lawsuits for malpractice.

            I worked in seven different hospitals. That’s why it made no sense to me. It’s not consistent with the behavior of medical workers to go to a journalist, unless they are disgruntled employees let go for other reasons. Bill Still is portraying this person as a current employee.

            Why would he put his job in pointless jeopardy, when he could have helped Rich’s family AND improved things at the hospital? If the story was true, it would have meant millions for them in a wrongful death suit against the hospital, and the informant doctor would be protected from penalty. Those responsible would be fired, and future patients protected.


    • Totally Domestic says:

      Bill Still is legit
      Here is a very interesting report with even more details where bar owner visited White House 4 days before Seth Rich was murdered.
      Seth had planned to go to another bar afterward but did not make it.


  3. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    May God grant you always…
    A sunbeam to warm you,
    a moonbeam to charm you.
    a sheltering Angel so nothing
    can harm you.
    Laughter to cheer you.
    Faithful friends near you.
    And whenever you pray,
    Heaven to hear you

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  4. millwright says:

    I suspect the advice Seth is giving anon is good insurance ! The more and further his info gets out the less personal risk he incurs as an “accident/incident” to him just opens more pathways for investigation.


  5. nimrodman says:

    Feel free to feed! Colombia mall installs breastfeeding MANNEQUINS to encourage moms to nurse while they shop


  6. A blessed good Sunday to you all. Please bear with me as I am trying to learn to post a picture here.

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  7. nimrodman says:

    Melania’s black outfit reminds me of these 1930s fashions I stumbled on last week. “Beach Pyjamas”, a sort of billowy pantaloon.

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  8. nimrodman says:

    e-Verify needed more than ever… I reckon

    Texas Judge Suspended After Officials Find Out She’s Not a US Citizen

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  9. nwtex says:

    Prince George received a royal telling off from Kate today following the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews

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  10. nwtex says:

    The little Prince was seen in tears after the incident while Princess Charlotte inspected her white basket, which had been filled with flower petals

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  11. nwtex says:

    The sweetest photos ever.

    Is this why George cried? The moment naughty prince tramples on Pippa’s £40,000 wedding dress as the three-year-old copies sister Charlotte, two, by stepping on the gown – before mum Kate gives both children a royal telling off

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  12. waltherppk says:

    For awhile there has been slow page loading for CTH with CPU spiking and endless page refresh cycling that has been positively associated with ad content. I have found relief by changing a setting in AdBlock Plus. The solution is to uncheck the option to allow some non-intrusive ad content. Evidently some of the ad content is persistent and slows page loading and will “loop” trying again and again endlessly to load unless all of the ad content is blocked. Firefox is my browser. So if anybody else is encountering high CPU and slow page loading ….that appears to be the fix.

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  13. smiley says:

    #BrockGate : Playbook Shows Media Matters Has Access To Raw Data From Facebook, Twitter And More

    May 20, 2017

    soros / Trump War Room/ serious conspiracy to take down PDJT

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  14. smiley says:

    A Quiet Street, Sydney


    (no date)

    Colley Whisson ~ Australian ~ Contemporary ~ Impressionism ~ landscapes

    “It’s not what you paint but how you paint it.” ~ C.W.

    I agree.


    more lovely work here..

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  15. Thank you Lord God Almighty for your love and mercy. Thank you Lord God Almighty for the gift of President Trump. With you both on our side moving through the world and most importantly here in our precious, beautiful Republic hope is restored, joy is finding its’footing again, in Your holy name I pray, Amen 🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸 So proud of you President Trump & First Lady Melania, thank you both for your grace, strength and courage 🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸

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  16. Dora says:

    Jan van Huysum – Fruit and Flowers (1720)


  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:”
    Job 36:27 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 4 people

  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20fallen.jpg

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  21. Dora says:

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  22. BakoCarl says:

    Gil said: May 7, 2017 at 10:40 am
    BakoCarl, I know you’re writing for us adults, but would you consider posting a lovely patriotic poem for kids? Ty!

    Gil – It took a bit of time, but per your request . . .

    I’m Just A Kid . . .

    The parade is coming down the street,
    Uniformed men and women march along.
    It was all grown-ups that fought in the war;
    I’m just a kid, I don’t really belong.

    A few floats pass, lots of soldiers and flags,
    And a big marching band that played only drums.
    Some horses go by, and more flags and floats;
    Each float looking like the next one that comes.

    My uncle stood near, watching the parade.
    I guess I looked bored, ‘cause he turned and said,
    ‘I’ll bet you don’t know how kids helped in wars;
    When the grown-ups left, kids filled in instead.

    During the Revolutionary War,
    Andy signed up when only thirteen,
    Was captured, his hand slashed to the bone,
    For British boots he refused to clean.

    Sybil rode her horse all night long,
    Going twice as far as Paul Revere,
    To warn the towns “The British are coming!”
    For a girl of sixteen, she showed no fear.

    When men left home to fight in the war,
    The kids took over to do all the chores.
    When the boys followed and signed up, too,
    The girls stepped in and did even more.

    In World Wars I and II some kids lied
    To sign up to fight when they were too young.
    They served with the army and on ships,
    They were all heroes, mostly unsung.

    The kids went out and found paying jobs,
    Made their own clothes and grew their own food,
    Sold millions of dollars in war bonds,
    And collected recyclables to be used.

    There was no doubt, when it came to war,
    The kids did their part to help the cause.
    They joined to fight, worked, scrimped and saved,
    They deserve recognition, thanks, and applause.

    Well, I looked, and still no kids marched by,
    But the next to last float was full of kids;
    Some in uniform, others doing work,
    Helping the effort, that’s what they did.

    When it comes down to helping our country,
    Us kids pitched in to get us all through.
    Now, when I stand to salute our flag,
    I know that it waves for us kids, too.

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  23. Southpaw says:

    Stories for Noah

    Watching the screeching media reminds me of a memory with your mom and dad. Your dad received a Presidential scholarship from the college, which he accepted. So college was paid for, every decision going forward was his. He decided to become an English major with the goal of becoming a sportswriter. I couldn’t convince him that was a bad idea, he was determined to make it happen.

    As the college years go on, the grades are A’s , two time MVP of college baseball team and interned at local newspaper. The editor said he was more professional than paid staff. Your dad writes a paper for an English class that the professor submits and is recognized. He gets to give a presentation in New Orleans to other college students who major in the writing arts. I drive your dad and his girlfriend, your mom, there for the weekend event. The students in the lobby are from a different universe that what we are accustomed to. Piercings and body art, attire and attitude left me scratching my head and your parents knowing what kind of folks they were engaging with. The hotel was one block from Bourbon Street, I can say I did it once and never again. Good food but a lifestyle I had abandoned in the 70’s. All others enjoyed.

    Your dad’s paper was about Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull. It was about why black and white and why it had a powerful impact. He returns to the room afterwards and I asked how it went. He said the group was confused where was the part about black people and white people. They had no clue about who Jake La Motta was, the movie was about boxing and filmed in black and white. Know your parents knew the intellect and mindset of the people who were soon to be his colleagues. Probably some of the twenty somethings are the people I see at press gaggles. Our conversation on the return trip indicated to me that you father thought this may not be the best career path. Before he graduates with his English degree he applies and receives a scholarship to pursue an MBA at an Atlanta university. A new mission and successfully completed.

    As I am watching a Presidential press conference and listening to these questions I smile knowing your parents are aware of what idiots these people are. During one of these last week your dad calls and tells me his boss wants him at a meeting with the CEO of the Southern Co. to analyze and discuss what the plan will be going forward with nuclear power since Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy. I think he chose wisely. He sure did in picking a his partner for life.

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  24. Lucille says:

    Gavin McInnes re the Left: “My speech at DePaul got cancelled — and Robert Spencer got poisoned.”
    May 20, 2017 by Robert Spencer


  25. amwick says:

    So a few dozen people left the Notre Dame graduation ceremony rather than listen to our Vice President. Good luck dealing with the real world. On second thought, hope it slaps you right in the kisser. SMH. VP Mondale spoke at my graduation, no one griped. Different times.


    • Your Tour Guide says:

      My older sister graduated from Ohio State in 1976. There were 50,000
      plus people in the stands. The keynote speaker was Daniel Patrick
      Moynihan, the New York Senator. 12 or so years prior he had published
      an article about the “crisis” in the American Black Family ( the amount of
      out of wed lock births). The NAACP and civil rights groups never forgave

      When Moynihan got up to speak at the commencement literally thousands
      of black attendees turned their back to him during the entire speech.

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  26. Lucille says:

    From Move America Forward:

    Pray for Our Troops Overseas

    Every week millions of Americans attend religious services at synagogues, churches, temples and other houses of worship. Across the nation, people will listen to sermons and kneel to pray for wealth, their health, a promotion, more money, a new car, a chance to hit that lotto number.

    But do not forget in Iraq and Afghanistan our troops will be praying too! Not in big beautiful churches, but huddled together outside their trucks ready to go out and meet the enemy. They are praying that they make it back alive and live to see the day when they can see their loved ones again.

    We hope that you keep those troops in your prayers too. Pray for their safety and ask God to watch over them as you ask for your own families. Over 18,000+ troops are still serving in harm’s way overseas and they need our support and our prayers more than ever!

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  27. yucki says:

    The Maghreb is beautiful: stay there !


  28. Bendix says:

    I think I posted on yesterday’s thread.
    Oh well.


  29. Howie says:

    A Senior’s Perspective of Facebook

    For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists:

    I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passersby what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.

    I give them pictures of my family, my dog, of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day. I also listen to their conversations, give them the ‘thumbs up’ and tell them I like them. And it works just like Facebook.

    I already have four people following me: two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist.

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  30. Lucille says:

    It was a different world…

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      We had Daisy BB gun club at a local elementary. All of the kids that
      were older then 4th grade were able to attend. It was held in the gym.
      We fired BBs at a bale of hay up on the stage.

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  31. amwick says:

    This tweet was a joke,,, that is why I am posting it here…. I thought it was really funny.

    Sometimes you gotta laugh… the optics…
    Repeat,,, this tweet was a joke….

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  32. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    The Rapture – We Shall Be Changed!!!


  33. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    America’s ONLY Hope in These Last Days – The Lord Jesus Messiah!


  34. 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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  35. Your Tour Guide says:

    Radio Free Europe
    or Radio Free Middle East

    Been wandering around off and on all day looking at all the Middle East meetings,
    the Saudi pageantry, The Egyptian President’s kind remarks. And , then, a thought
    hit me.

    What if the people overseas start to break the MSM info dam? What if what they
    witness in their home countries is relayed to their relatives back home? What if
    many of them start e-mailing , tweeting, Facebooking, even faxing about what
    hopeful signs they are seeing from a man they have been told they should despise?

    I work with many muslim individuals. Most are Somalian, some are from Pakistan.
    One is an black American convert that did so to fit in with his “brothers” back in the
    70s. All are very nice individuals. Every single one hates Trump, because the press
    tells them to. One of the Somalians LOVED Trump on The Apprentice. Didn’t miss an
    episode. Still doesn’t like Trump. BUT he absolutely despises Don Lemon. Thinks he’s
    an overbearing, unfair, charlatan. That’s a beginning.

    But. The persons I know that nobody would argue with how swell Obama was are
    all from overseas. Plenty of black Americans loved him, but the Haitians, Nigerians,
    Ethiopians, Eritreans, Ghanese, Sudan natives that I work with revered his loathsome
    ass. They would bear no words against their guy. The Americans are so brow beaten
    (even among the black population) that none would dare question them on this.

    So….. Trump is going overseas. Showing himself to be the exact opposite of
    what the American press says he is to all the countries he’s visited. He’s spreading
    true hope wherever he goes so far. Don’t you think that the people overseas would
    be excited enought to be telling the people back home what they are witnessing?
    And, also, saying. Oh, by the way. Don’t believe anything that the American press
    is saying about the guy. They are dead wrong. My ear’s to the ground. We’ll see.


    • Mike says:

      If and when gas and food prices start dropping and better jobs start opening up. nobody is going to give two hoots what the lyin’ Fake News media has to say.


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