Thursday June 22nd – 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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121 Responses to Thursday June 22nd – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Sometime good musicians can only produce one great song . . .

    Liked by 10 people

    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      One of my favs, Garrison. My DH is from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England. I lived in the U.K. when this song came out. It brings back a lot of memories. Some of the video was actually shot in Newcastle. The history of that “Northern Town” is very interesting.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    “London Falling”

    Al Quds Day: Deadly Conflagration of Religion and Politics

    “Until we recognise that our Western tolerance has been abused, we are powerless to resist this invasion. London will fall, just as Constantinople and Jerusalem once fell.

    How long will it take the British to recover their capital when it has fallen?”

    Liked by 6 people

    • WSB says:

      Take a look at past Caliphates as a basis.

      Liked by 4 people

    • That was an interesting article. This is a great post from the comments I’d like to share. Hope it is ok.

      WPM says

      June 21, 2017 at 4:16 am

      True ,the leaders of London today in World War two would have invited the Nazis in to take over the country as long as the British leaders could keep a hand in the day to day operations. Today the leaders of Western Europe are giving in to Islamics for temporary stay in power. They “the western leaders” think this giving in playing nice with the beast of Islam will give them time to tame it. The beast will in the end reduce the Western leaders power till their usefulness is done then get rid of them

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday!

    Liked by 15 people

  4. Lucille says:

    It’s Open Line Cursday…(h/t Rush)….

    “Groom Cooks Bacon In Cabin When A Stray Dog Appears. She Leads Bachelor Party To Her Puppies”
    Life Stories Update

    Liked by 11 people

  5. Lucille says:

    The latest in convenient decorating…no need to clean or dust. Just tear off and toss away….

    Liked by 16 people

  6. usnveteran says:

    June 21, 2017
    By Alex Newman
    U.S. Special Forces Have “Boots On The Ground” In Philippines:

    Previous CTH open thread discussion link:
    June 19, 2017
    Terrorism Not Ruled Out In USS Fitzgerald Crash:

    Liked by 9 people

    • lisabrqwc says:

      Good thing! They will always and forever be the Redskins to me, no matter what the PC police come up with. I watched the Skins sitting on my dad’s lap feeding him Lays potato chips with Lipton onion soup dip and have been a rabid fan ever since, lo these 50 years later 🙂

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  7. smiley says:

    Slack Tide Haze

    acrylic on panel

    (recent, no date)

    Marcia Burt ~ California ~ Contemporary/Plein Air ~ Landscapes

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    • smiley says:

      there she is on Butterfly Beach, painting “en plein air”….outside, on location.

      takes a lot of skill to paint “en plein air”, successfully.


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    • georgiafl says:

      Magnificent! – thanks Smiley!

      The artist sees and exaggerates the colors, but not the tacky annoying way folks do with photographs, but does it in order to help us see and respond to the subject better… it burns into our perceptions.

      This is kind of how Van Gogh magnified the colors in his paintings….pushed them in intensity and hue.

      My children laughed at me when I did it – always asking if I really see blue in someone’s hair. “Of course, don’t you?”, I replied.

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  8. Dennis Leonard says:

    I posted on Handel thread too,double victory,

    Handel’s revenge on Planned Parenthood
    Republican Karen Handel not only became the first woman to win a congressional seat in Georgia last night, but she exacted revenge on Planned Parenthood — which had relentlessly worked to get Handel fired five years ago.

    In 2012, Handel worked for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation as vice president of public policy.

    While Komen raised money in the name of fighting breast cancer, the foundation gave $700,000 a year to Planned Parenthood.

    Handel stopped that.

    Planned Parenthood stopped her. In February 2012, she resigned amid a liberal backlash.

    And guess who ran the ad’s for the liberals,

    “John HoltonJune 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Alfred E. Ossoff was running the Planned Parenthood “how dare she!” commercials for them. They all had his name on them. Had PP run the commercials themselves, Representative Handel (it feels so good to say that) would have beaten him like a rented mule. ”

    “Tired MomJune 21, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    How well I remember all the hoopla when Komen tried to pull support from Planned Parenthood. I did not know, however, that Karen Handel was the brave soul behind that move. I applauded Komen at the time the organization announced it would no longer give money to PP, and I was sickened when Komen reversed course. I committed back then never to give another cent to Komen, and I haven’t. I quit running the annual Komen race, and I’ve honked off a friend or two by refusing to sponsor them when they ran. Thank you, Karen Handel, for your courage and I’m so happy you won!”

    Liked by 11 people

    • amwick says:

      I saw those ads at my Georgia cabin. Thanks for the background story. We were happy to see Osshoff lose. He had a doctor speaking about breast cancer screening, and tried to say that Handels was against it, because of her position with planned parenthood. Appalling.

      Liked by 2 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thanks for that story. I didn’t know about her at all.


    • mopar2016 says:

      I agree Dennis.
      And Karen Handel wrote a book about it too.
      It’s called Planned Parenthood “The truth about the Planned Parenthood funding battle with Susan G. Komen for the cure”. It’s a really good read.


    • wondering999 says:

      I just got a call from someone who is doing phone surveys to rescue unborn babies. She asked if I’m Pro-Life or Pro-Choice or both. I said “both” and she promptly hung up.

      ….Which is a shame, because I wanted to share with her, my appreciation for the Newcomb Crisis Pregnancy Center at the Kentucky/Tennessee border. I haven’t visited, but recently read about it:

      That Center makes baby clothes and parenting classes available. This is an area where I’ve seen billboards with pictures of a hot stove, proclaiming “stoves are for cooking, not for burning” and showing a little hand. Newcomb Center is working with a detox center to get expectant moms off drugs. From the article:
      ““Every child born with NAS is costing the state $62,000 a year,” Thomas said – and that’s only for infant medical care. “Not the aftercare (and later problems), not the devastation of the family, not court and foster care and social workers” a family with ongoing addiction issues likely will need.

      “Thomas began telehealth sessions that allowed patients in his clinic to be remotely seen by practitioners at Knoxville’s High Risk Obstetrical Consultants. But he soon realized the women’s partners and even parents were also addicted….’There’s nothing worse than taking an OB patient, cleaning her up and then sending her back home to her boyfriend, or her mother, who’s still abusing the drugs,’ Thomas said. “What would it look like if we took that whole family? Husband, mother, grandmother – we’re talking about whole families that have another chance at life.”

      That’s Pro-Life the way I could support the movement. I don’t believe in enacting laws that are not internalized by the majority. People simply flout the laws, and organized crime flourishes while providing services outside the law. Prohibition didn’t work. But organizations like the Newcomb Center, may actually get the Pro-Life job done in its many aspects. Please keep them in your prayers. And if you’re Pro-Life, like the lady who was on the phone — please put your shoulder to the wheel for services like Newcomb? You’ll get more real Pro-Life activity accomplished than what you’ll get by phoning phony politicians….


  9. usnveteran says:

    June 19, 2017
    By Jack Davis
    In Ruling That May Impact ‘Redskins’ Controversy, SCOTUS Won’t Ban Offensive Trademark:

    [However, ‘hate speech’ is in fact ‘free speech’.]

    A ‘Redskin’ Is The Scalped Head Of A Native American, Sold Like A Pelt, For Cash:
    ‘What the word means to my family.’ …
    [Spencer Phips Proclamation – payment for Native American scalps, ‘redskins’.]

    Update: Yes, A ‘Redskin’ Does, In Fact, Mean The Scalped Head Of A Native American, Sold, Like A Pelt, For Cash:

    Common Core and the Thought Police of Yesteryear have changed the definition of ‘redskins’ and ‘conditioned’ Americans that the term: ‘Redskins’, as a proud and celebratory tribute.

    Remember this part of history when witnessing the removal of an American monument/statue or the attempts of a Constitutional Convention changes/replaces the U.S. Constitution.

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  10. Donna in Oregon says:

    In honor of the SCOTUS ruling that “hate speech” is considered “free speech”…….

    So this Irishman walks out of a bar……

    no really it can happen.

    Irish Diplomacy

    The art of telling someone to
    go to hell and having them
    look forward to the trip.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Dora says:

    Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836-1892) was a landscape painter. Initially oriented towards the Hudson River School, in later years he moved towards tonalism.

    Adirondack Lake (1868-70)

    Liked by 4 people

  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    Liked by 10 people

    • Donna in Oregon says:

      mornin’ Weeweed! Great joke, so funny 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Mornin’ Infidel Chief!

      Scientists have learned that thoughts, beliefs, events, actions and interpersonal interactions as well as diet, medications and lifestyle – all – affect the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.

      Have you noticed how dead, dark and cold the North Korean soldiers look?

      If ever North Korea is delivered from their thoroughly evil despotic domination – they will need a great deal of help to overcome the false beliefs, the emotional, cognitive and chemical/structural/functional brain damage that has occurred to an entire nation.

      God made us to operate and thrive in an atmosphere of Truth, Love, Life, Peace and Joy – which GOD the Father, Son and Holy Ghost personify and project and want to give in abundance to those who will seek and follow their good laws.

      God’s laws are like the instructions/warnings that any loving parent teaches a child for safety, longterm health and happiness.

      In the Bible, the word ‘sin’ can be translated as ‘harm’ and that’s what GOD doesn’t want us to harm ourselves and others. We always break ourselves and others when we break the Commandments.

      Liked by 6 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Mornin’ Ms. Wee.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. georgiafl says:

    Goodness still happens:

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Dora says:

    The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

    On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.

    It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
    Psalms 37:11 (KJV)

    Liked by 4 people

    • BakoCarl says:


      “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
      James 4:10

      In these times of “I did it my way”
      It’s all about me, day after day.
      Our favorite words are “Me, mine and I,”
      But it’s the humble that catch God’s eye.

      We’re proud of our race, our words and our deeds;
      We’re proud we don’t follow, but that we lead.
      We’re proud of our clothes, and who we know;
      We’re proud of our homes, and what we own,

      We’re proud that our kids are smarter than yours;
      We’re proud of our gender, “Hear me roar!”
      We’re proud of our money, we’re proud of our fame;
      We’re proud that we won some meaningless game.

      And, dear Christian, don’t think we’ve escaped;
      Because of our pride, we’re not in great shape.
      Though we worship the most humble of all,
      Because of our pride, we’re due for a fall.

      We’re proud that we learned more verses than you;
      We’re proud that we won the Bible drill, too.
      We’re proud of our prayers and of our vows;
      We proud that we’re much “Holier than thou.”

      We’re proud that our church has huge ornate doors;
      We’re proud that our Bibles are thicker than yours.
      We’re proud that we sit in the front pew;
      We’re proud that we tithe much more than is due.

      The most humble of all is God’s only Son,
      He came as a servant – our Holy One.
      It’s our duty to walk humbly with God,
      And give Him the glory, Him only to laud.

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  16. duchess01 says:

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  17. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 8 people

  18. duchess01 says:

    For those in need of encouragement…

    Liked by 9 people

  19. A favorite from when I was young & foolish:

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  20. Takes one back doesnt it 😊


  21. duchess01 says:

    Heavy rain as Putin lays wreath at ceremony marking start of Great Patriotic War

    Liked by 5 people

  22. duchess01 says:

    ‘Muslim kindergartens should be closed’ – Austria’s Foreign Minister

    Liked by 3 people

  23. ICYMI:

    The trial of Quinton Tellis, who murdered Jessica Chambers, has been pushed back from June 19 to October 2017.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    What is a Conservative Reprobate?

    Liked by 1 person

    • mopar2016 says:

      Yeah Gene Autry was a great man. A man of faith and morals.
      He also used to own the California Angels MLB team.
      I wonder what he would think if he could see his stadium being used as a mosque.

      Liked by 3 people

  25. Dora says:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I find it interesting to see so many pictures of double rainbows which I had never seen until the last few years..


  26. We need to push back on the Democrats looking to have Pelosi replaced she is the best gift we could ever have.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    This is supposedly the Senate version of ObieCare, just released.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. redlegleader68 says:

    Not to sound too down today, but Mrs. RedLeg and I would certainly appreciate your thoughts and prayers. My employer just announced he’s in the midst of selling the company and my position is “hereby” downsized! So, once more into the breech … 😦

    Liked by 10 people

  29. Lucille says:

    “Uncle Tom” “Coconut”: The racism of Leftists and Muslims toward ex-Muslims
    JUNE 22, 2017 9:31 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Dora says:

    Set Your Alarms! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  31. yy4u says:

    Need Techie input. At times when I use Chrome to access Treehouse — the page goes NUTS — it’s like it keeps refreshing and returning me to the top. The same thing doesn’t happen with MicroSoft’s browser which is what I’ve switched to since it is doing it on Chrome right now. Google is well known to be anti-Trump — are they screwing with CTH? Or is it something my system is doing? Anybody know.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have no idea, so I am no help, but people complain about this here pretty often.


    • piper567 says:

      install adblock. its free.
      some here says it slows things down, but that has not been my experience.
      same thing happened to me long ago.
      A Treeper said this, do adblock. and it worked.


  32. 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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