Wednesday May 24th – 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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125 Responses to Wednesday May 24th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the Third James Bond (1927-2017)

    Sir Roger Moore, the English gentleman responsible for the devastatingly handsome third incarnation of the James Bond movie series, has just passed away at the age of 89.

    The London-born actor starred in seven Bond films over the course of a decade, such as The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, The Man With The Golden Gun, and Live and Let Die. His work for UNICEF started after he passed on the role of 007 to Timothy Dalton in the 80s. After he was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, his philanthropy earned him his royal knighthood.

    His family says that he will soon be buried in Monaco in accordance with his last wishes.

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  2. nimrodman says:

    “If You’re Going … To San Francisco ….”
    Better take the freeway up the central valley. Highway 1’s got a bit of a problem.

    Stretch of California’s iconic Highway 1 is buried in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt thanks to major rockslide in central part of state’s coastline

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Janie M. says:

      (The last stanza gets me every time, my heart beats rapidly and soars):

      I shall win!

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    • Lucille says:

      Garrison, though I do love both Domingo and Carreras and this version of the 3 Tenors “Nessun Dorma” is superb, the following is from the original 3 Tenors Concert at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome – 1990 – IMO Pavarotti’s greatest rendition of the aria. The first time it was aired on KCET/LA, I taped it and then played this section about ten times in a row. The violins at 2:07 started my tears each time. Magnificent! Breathtaking!

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  5. 🎶”How wonderful, how glorious”🎶
    I have no words to describe this performance.
    💖’Grace to Grace’💖

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  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises.
    May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
    May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected.
    May your soul calm, console, and renew you.

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  7. smiley says:

    Harvesting Hay, Capri, Italy


    (no date)

    Johanna Harmon ~ American ~ Contemporary (b. 1968) ~ Realism/Impressionism ~ Figurative/Portrait

    for more beautiful work by this acclaimed, award-winning artist…


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    • Lucille says:

      The thing is…Satan IS their inspiration and their god. Once in hell the separation from all love, all good, all comfort, all redemption is total. We make our choices on this earth whether to live a life of good and repentance and confession and forgiveness, or to live the opposite–thus also choosing where we will reside in the next life.

      Jesus spoke of the rich man–full of regrets and living in hell, and Lazarus, the poor man who when he died went to the bosom of Abraham (Luke 16:19-31 NIV):

      “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

      “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham,have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

      “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

      “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

      “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

      “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

      “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

      “…choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (KJV)

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      LOVE THIS Frankie!!!

      Afternoon Treeps.

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    • Lucille says:

      On Twitter today I was trying to retweet a post by Tommy Robinson (Brit patriot) and up popped a note that his account had been suspended. It was a post re Brits manning up and not allowing jihadis to continue their murderous, raping ways.

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  8. nimrodman says:

    Baltimore policemen still not out of the woods:

    Officers Could Be Fired Following Freddie Gray Investigation

    “Five officers who have been cleared in the Freddie Gray case are now facing a second wave of charges. This time, they’ll answer to their own department, and three of them could be fired.

    “Those officers were cleared by the court system. But, that doesn’t clear them of breaking police rules. Now, they’ll have to face those charges and for three officers it could mean turning in their badges.”

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  9. nwtex says:

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  10. Dora says:

    Nicola Simbari [1927-2012] ~ Painted this mural for the Italian Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels.

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “…be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
    1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)

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  12. duchess01 says:

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  13. duchess01 says:

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

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    • smiley says:

      I love the way you always say that, duchess..

      and have been meaning to share a little something with you but keep forgetting…

      every time I pray, I try to remember to say that…Thank you, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered.

      all b/c of you, duchess 🙂

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      • duchess01 says:

        Awww…that is so wonderful, smiley! It is my way of acknowledging from whom all blessings flow – it is easy for us to forget – in all of our busyness to acknowledge Him – to thank Him – and to realize He answers ALL prayers – even if the answer is not to our liking – it has been my daily practice for a long, long time, smiley – 🙂

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  14. Dora says:

    The timing seems right, doesn’t it? Yikes!


    Nation’s First-Ever Public Satanic Monument Approved

    The approval comes following the latest antics from the Satanic Temple

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    • Why not? We allow goat molesting murderes to publicly meet, establish private enclaves that shelter terrorists, and use phony theology to brainwash generation after generation into joining their murder cult, so why NOT let domestic idiots publicly display how stupid they are?

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        I wonder if this is the same group that tried to place that “monument” in OK. We ran them off, last I heard, they were moving east, last being sighted in Arkansas or Missouri.


        • Dunno. But, in each case they are making a concerted effort to garner a lot of publicity AND to be as offensive as possible. That alone tells me that the people behind this are NOT acting based on any twisted religious ideology. I believe they are (more likely) Anti-Americans working to sow the seeds for court decisions that further pervert the interpretation of the Constitution, similar to the fashion by which an alleged atheist introduced the perverted concept of “Freedom FROM Relgion” rather than “Freedom OF Religion”

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            All of the leftist commies (name your leftist!) are getting together to do just that.

            For some reason, they all either think they will kill each other off, or control each other when they get rid of us. Dubazzes!

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Yes they erect monuments to evil, while trying to erase history at the same time.
      I suppose book burning will be next.

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  15. dbethd says:

    This is needed for all law enforcement officers and public schools and the general public.

    “Over 100 law enforcement officers from all over Arizona as well as a few other states attended UTT’s “Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Network” course at the Mesa Police Department hosted by the Arizona Police Officers’ Association last week (May 16-18), and received a heavy dose of reality about the threats facing the United States from the Global Islamic Movement and the hard-left Marxist/socialist Movement.”

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  16. aliashubbatch says:

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  17. LibertyVibe says:

    Please lift President Trump and his family up in your prayers today. He is visiting Brussels today, and entering into a habitation of devils. I am not afraid for him, because I firmly believe that God is with him, and if “God is with us, that who can be against us?” Having said that, I believe it is our duty to cover him in prayer.

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  18. aredtailblog says:

    Mark Zuckerburg talking about a government run alternative Internet.

    a) What does he think will happen when everyone chooses not to use this trite?

    b) What’s the most satisfying method we know there is to get Zuckerburg to just stay out of politics?

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  19. Sentient says:

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  20. Dora says:

    I hope they keep fleeing until there are none left.

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  21. BigMamaTEA says:

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  24. duchess01 says:

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    Absolute Truth and Almighty God’s Word


  25. Lucille says:

    An Orwellian Inversion of Language
    by Mark Steyn – May 24, 2017
    “I was offended by the media coverage’s Orwellian inversion of language – whereby ‘#ManchesterStrong’ means a limp passivity of flowers and candlelight vigils and teddy bears for a couple of days before we all forget it until the next ‘strong’ ‘united’ community gets blown apart.”

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  26. Ziiggii says:


    Joe Rich, Seth’s father, allegedly asked Butowsky to push back against Burkman’s interference.

    “The third time I talked to Mr. [Joe] Rich (Seth’s father), he said, ‘Ed, there is a guy named Burkman who keeps saying he represents us. I am going to give you his phone number. Please tell him to stop doing that. We have a man who was assigned to us by the DNC,’” Butowsky explained to WND.
    Ed Butowsky, a wealth management and financial adviser

    Ed Butowsky, a wealth management and financial adviser

    According to Butowsky, Joe Rich added: “We were assigned a guy named Brad Bauman. I don’t know why we were assigned him. I have no idea why I need somebody to speak for me, but please tell Burkman, because he is not listening to me, to go away and stop acting like he speaks for us.”

    “Joe Rich’s exact words were ‘the DNC assigned [Bauman] to us,’” Butowsky said.

    Butowsky said has never spoken to Burkman, “but all I know is that Mr. Rich didn’t like him, that he wouldn’t listen and kept making up stuff.”

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  27. Why didn’t DC police even bother to interview people at the bar where he was last seen?

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

    h/t poliitico updates:


    ……… House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told the Associated Press that he created a new firm, Strawberry C, just one day before announcing he would bow out of Congress on June 30………

    He said the business “may become a reincarnation of his former public relations and marketing firm.” Previously, Chaffetz managed his own corporate communication and marketing firm ……

    Documents indicate Chaffetz began preparing for a post-Congress career as early as April 17, when he filled out an application with Utah’s division of corporations. He registered the business a day later to his home address………….

    ……. The Utah Republican has owned the domain for Strawberry C for years. The meaning behind the name? He said he likes strawberries, and C is for his last name…….


    • anthohmy says:

      How much of a burden to taxpayers is an early exit like this? Can their be any justification outside of serious illness for jumping ship like this?


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        The only positive is, their own resignation is one way to turn the seat. Now, anybody in Utah? When Sen. Coburn retired early, he actually timed it so that our state was already having a local election, and his seat was put on the ballot w/o a lot of extra expense.


  29. BigMamaTEA says:

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    The evil ones are trying to destroy General Flynn……(I despise these people!)

    …………The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel’s Russia probe………

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:


  32. anthohmy says:

    Is Debbie Wasserman Shultz missing some hardware or something? @1:24:24 she really digs in. Would love to see her grill Capitol Police before the Awans.

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  33. 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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  34. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, since I’ve already done this once before on this thread; why not…..


  35. nwtex says:


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