Wednesday June 7th – 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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235 Responses to Wednesday June 7th – Open Thread

  1. dogsmaw says:

    Southwest Louisiana Infrastructure 🙂


  2. A rundown of happenings in the past week. Feel free to comment.

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  3. Raven says:

    Howdy everyone!

    Thank you for your prayers concerning the court hearing this past Monday.

    My husband’s godmother (93) died last week and I knew her funeral was going to be on Tuesday — yesterday — and that we would have to drive 4 1/2 hours immediately after the hearing to go pick up his mom and bring her with us to the funeral 2 hours further away early the following morning. When we got to my mother-in-law’s house we learned another aunt died on Sunday, and any and all plans we had were being rearranged by God. Hildy’s funeral is tomorrow.

    Anyway, I do not have a smart phone and there has been no sitting still time until now, and even this must be short.

    I went to the court hearing and would like to hear your thought on what happened.

    The County Attorney appointed to this case, the attorney who is supposed to be defending me, my husband and another man, has never talked to any of us about what happened or how we felt about anything. She sat with me for a few minutes before the hearing and told me that the guy who threatened to kill 3 people has “special housing” and if he is convicted of any crime he will lose his housing and could end up living on the street. She said they are trying to “work something out” so that the man will not lose his housing, and so that his mental instability issues will be watched and he will be cared for. I then ask, “I thought he was found mentally sound?”, and she tells me all that was for was to find out if he was competent to speak for himself or not — that he definitely has mental health issues.

    So I am wrestling with the devil here, and maybe all I need is good Christian counsel — or a tongue lashing if I am really being a doofus in my thoughts.

    As soon as the hearing started it ended. The attorneys asked that the hearing be moved to this Friday, a day I have something else going on and cannot attend. My victim’s advocate, who appears to be more of an advocate for the guilty party than for the victims, told me I did not need to be there on Friday — he would let me know what happens.

    I left the courthouse thinking, ‘What just happened here?’ Everyone is working for the man who committed one felony and three misdemeanors and no one is talking to or asking about the victims.

    AND, if that is not just weird, I asked my supposed attorney how this man could get away with threatening to assa$$inate Donald Trump and she says she has never heard that information before. She did not know this guy was saying he was going to kill DT. I was shocked. I soon learn, between the attorney and the victim’s advocate, that in Minnesota if someone threatens to kill another person it means absolutely NOTHING unless the person who hears the threat tells the person who is being threatened.


    This guy threatens to kill a Presidential candidate and unless I, or someone else who hears it, tell Donald Trump about the threat, the guy can say it day and night without any repercussions?

    I live in one sick, messed up state. Maybe every state has the same law, I don’t know, but that law is messed up nonetheless.

    I plan on calling the FBI and asking them about it — but right now I have no time to do anything but get ready for many more hours of driving (8 hours yesterday) and another sorrowful goodbye to a sweet woman.

    Hopefully I can stop by and read your comments, suggestions, rebukes, before heading out early tomorrow.

    Thank you all, again, for your prayers and for going on this odd journey with me.

    And please pray too for the two families who just lost their mom’s, grandmom’s and greatgrandmom’s. Both were two of the sweetest members of a huge family.

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    • dman1971 says:

      Pretty sure that threatening to kill the POTUS is a class E felony and it should be reported to the Secret Service.

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      • Raven says:

        I just stopped this afternoon and called the FBI who told me what you said — called the Secret Service. So I called them. The agent I talked to was very interested and took the case number, the fellows name and the names of everyone else involved. He said he will get back to me in a few days.

        I told him I wish I would have thought to contact them earlier, but I did not know I needed to. He told me they should have been contacted by the authorities — and said they may have been contacted by the Police or Sheriff last fall when it happened, but at that time they were extremely busy with threats to Donald Trump’s life and nothing may have been done with the information. I think that may be what he lets me know when he calls back.

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    • Lucille says:

      Has not anyone taken your full statement? You are not being treated with any semblance of fairness under the law.

      Is your appointment on Friday for something which cannot be taken care of on another date? NEVER assume your presence is not warranted in court when momentous things are happening daily. They are working to get this man off and you will be left with the knowledge that he will strike again. What happens if the next person he accosts is actually raped and/or killed?

      Contact legal counsel immediately to determine what your steps should be. We’ll be praying.

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      • Raven says:

        After the man was arrested one of the officers asked us our names and what our take was on what happened. He took notes, thanked us and that was it. It wasn’t until I received notice from a court appointed Victim’s Advocate that I knew anything ‘official’ was happening with this guy. All the advocate has done up until Monday was let me know the time and date of hearings. It wasn’t until this past Monday that I received a report of the types of charges against the man (a felony and a few misdemeanors) and the rules he agreed to live by so he would not have to post bail. One of those rules was he would stay away from my husband and me.

        Funny thing, this afternoon my attorney called me for the first time.

        She said she sensed something was wrong when I left the courtroom on Monday and wanted to let me know she was indeed there for me and the people who were wronged in this situation. I told her I contacted the Secret Service about the guy’s threat to DT in September, and that they would probably be contacting her.

        She told me a lot about what had happened, what was currently in the works and what she was trying to do. She also said the man was very passionate about politics, and acted inappropriately because of it. I told her “I am very passionate about politics; that guy is just crazy.”

        “What happens if the next person he accosts is actually raped and/or killed?” That’s close to what I said to her today. I said it is easy to take things as though all they require is a slap on the hand when no one was killed, but both my husband and I felt fairly certain that had the man been carrying a gun on that day we would both have been shot — and I made sure to tell her that so she understood the seriousness of the situation back in September.

        I cannot attend the hearing on Friday, but am going to ask a close friend to attend for me. She used to be a sheriff — and she’ll get the info I need.

        Thank you, Lucille for your input and advice!


    • Garrison Hall says:

      Raven, you can fire your attorney if you don’t think you are being properly represented. The fact that your court-appointed attorney hasn’t bothered to talk to you about a case that has obvious complexities is a tell-tale. You do, however, need some additional advice. I’d call the judge, tell him/her your concerns and ask for advice.


      • Garrison Hall says:

        Oh, you can also ask for a continuance so that you can attend the next meeting on a day that’s convenient for you.


      • Raven says:

        Thank you for your help Garrison.

        I have lived a sheltered (lawful) life and do not have a clue about legal issues. To hear I can fire someone I did not hire seems odd, but then knowing she is “my” attorney it only makes sense I can fire someone who does not do what they are supposed to do. But because I am clueless about what is supposed to happen, my ability to judge her work is zero.

        The next hearing is set for 10am on Friday. Tomorrow is full with traveling and a funeral. I’ll see if I can get the judge’s name before leaving tomorrow and call while on the road. More importantly I will have to think about what to ask the judge, since my knowledge of all things legal are so limited.

        My other choice is to just let things go — because I do not know the possibilities of what might be done — and hope the crazy man becomes sane after seeing the mess his “passion” for politics has created.

        Thank you, Garrison, for your help!


  4. golsono says:

    in the eyes of a child ~ Recover basic education ~ populate the world ~ Presently children are first easy prey, easily swayed. This has to be the focus for the future. Cannot change future without backup from the emerging. Zgeneration is good to hear. Will they be loud enough ?

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  5. Ac says:

    The other day many were complaining about always being kicked off this site. It also happens to me. Only this site. Why?


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Don’t know why, unless you’re a troll. Or, use extremely foul language. But usually you get called out on it first.


  6. Sounds like a snake hissing, to me.


  7. Janie M. says:

    LOVE this! XD

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Lucille says:

    Do you really NEED Facebook? Consider dropping it and encouraging your family to write letters or send emails if that is what you use FB for.

    Perhaps a blast from the past is called for…have your photos printed out or taken to a photo developing facility…then buy an appropriate frame to send the photo as a gift. I treasure looking around my home and seeing the framed photos of my ancestors and still-living family and friends.

    “Facebook’s Little Ethics Problem”
    by Ruthie Blum – June 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

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  9. Lucille says:

    Obama, the gift that just keeps on giving…

    Former Gitmo Captive on Saudi Payroll Arrested in French ISIS Cell

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  10. Donna in Oregon says:

    Seth Rich matters. Requesting White House have this investigated.

    White House Petition On Seth Rich Is Halfway To Its Goal

    Liked by 3 people

  11. dbethd says:

    Very talented girl:

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    • Raven says:

      Oh my goodness. . .

      I scrolled through the comments and saw “…deaf singer…” and had to stop and watch.

      I am crying now.

      My sister, who is 2 years younger than me, lost her hearing when she was 10 years old. It was a freak accident and she ended up having less hearing than most people who are born deaf (2% in one ear/12% in the other). Long, long story, but this video brought back memories of when we were teenagers.

      Out of 5 sisters I was the one who went with BB to deaf dances and I remember well how deafeningly loud the music was. It had to be that loud so, like Mandy, the music could be “heard” through the dancer’s feet.

      And when the two of us would drive somewhere together, I would play the radio loud enough so BB could rest her hands on the dashboard and “hear” the music. She had a major crush on Donny Osmond in those days. . .

      What a beautiful story, what a fabulous song and lovely voice Mandy has. I too raise my hands and wave them in claps of appreciation for the artist!

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    Made a rundown of the prepared Comey testimoney for tomorrow.

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    • jello333 says:

      I can’t help but wonder what Kurt would be thinking/saying today. I realize that in some ways he was a “leftist”, but he was also a very, very thoughtful and honest guy…. a guy who seemed to despise hypocrisy and bullying. So in my opinion, he very well may have surprised a lot of people. While he may not have been loudly pro-Trump, I have a feeling Kurt would have been VERY MUCH anti-Russia conspiracy types, anti-Antifa types, anti-PC, etc.


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        I was on twitter, and hope I helped start a list a conservative (normal Patriot females) to follow my lead and tweet Courtney, & tell her we’ve got her back.

        Then I took on a couple of mushrooms, with some rather blunt language, (this is about Linda Sarsour, the moose limb/womyn’s movement new star)

        Those little young girls have no idea what’s possibly coming for them, with their love of Sarsour and Islam. Sarsour should be arrested.

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  13. decisiontime16 says:

    One look and it’s obvious that’s a dude. Certainly not fair to the female athletes that work so hard.
    Should never be allowed

    Liked by 2 people

  14. amwick says:

    Hope this is nothing. From a reporter on OAN


  15. Lucille says:

    Yesterday when grocery shopping I looked around at all the produce, meats, staple items, bakery goods, necessities, etc. and marveled once again, as I’m sure you have, how blessed we are to live in America where such supplies are so abundant, where we have the opportunities to work and provide for our families. The many people caught up in such opposite situations with virtually no way out is staggering.

    It was with those thoughts in mind I came across this interview with a woman in Venezuela, done by MRCTV.

    May God bless her with courage and a way out for herself and her people.

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  16. Joshua2415 says:

    Looks like “The Brotherhood” is making a stand.
    Qatar crisis: Turkish parliament approves troop deployment

    Liked by 1 person

  17. 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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