Wednesday July 19th – 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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134 Responses to Wednesday July 19th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    Kinda like the keystone kops…LMAO!

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  2. Lord, thank you for adding one more thing we don’t deserve, can’t earn, A gift from you… PDJT The ONLY hope for this wonderful country you had a major hand in starting.

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  3. Klaus Eberwein Klaus Eberwein Klaus Eberwein Klaus Eberwein Klaus Eberwein Klaus Eberwein

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Lucille says:

    And yet the Left just continues luuuving on her…it’s a mental disease ravaging their frontal lobes….

    Linda Sarsour invokes phony cemetery employee to explain why Jewish cemetery she raised $100,000 for got no money
    July 18, 2017 by Robert Spencer

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  7. millwright says:

    Wife and I went grocery shopping today to take advantage of “manager’s specials” etc. For the first time in a long while they had Cook’s “Thick Sliced” ham steaks and I cleaned out the case ! ( The alternative was to special order full case; 16-18 ) So the family has ham steaks to grill or broil . Also bought grilling fish and veggies and frozen cooked jumbo shrimp . ( Yeah we often buy to share with the kid’s , too ! ) Add to this pile a couple of packages of breakfast sausages for a casserole dish I’m wanting to try, a package of kielbasa for a rainy day and some very meaty pork ribs for the barbi . With the usual eggs, dairy, some swiss cheese some staples and incidentals it came to over $200, but I got a laugh in checkout when I asked if anyone had a spare EBT card ! ( This store sees a lot of EBT traffic, and I’m never amused when those users climb into a high-end SUV with a triangle emblem parked in the Fire Zone . )

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Love the thought of kielbasa – my
      Grandmother’s favorite – great memory.

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    • amwick says:

      We love ham steaks…. just right for two people…. and we all have EBT horror stories, my fav was at a Sams club, people bought a giant cart full of snacks, obviously for a gas station or something like that.. oh, coincidence the bill was $207, they paid $7 out of pocket and the rest was on a SNAP. 😦 They loaded all this stuff into a commercial van…

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      Millwright, your fridge/ freezer probably looks like ours. I’m assuming you’re not preparing a recipe for healthy cooking thread – LOL

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Yum millwright. And just what time of day will these meals be ready to eat? {wink!!!!ha}


      • millwright says:

        Kinda depends upon the weather and my mood. Some b/s chicken thighs will go for a jambalaya , some for a risotto . A roasting chicken is on the schedule for a meal and leftovers to make some pot pies for the freezer. Some grilled country sausage with grilled peppers and onions looms ahead …. Then there’s a salmon steak for grilling with some sea scallops and veggies with fire-roasted sweet corn.


  8. CoffeeBreak says:

    I saw a Big Ugly this evening while out and about with a friend. It was Lois Capps without makeup. I’ve seen her plenty but always with her entourage and tons of makeup. Guess she’s enjoying retirement. No, I didn’t speak to her as she’s a private citizen now.


  9. smiley says:

    Thin Ice


    egg tempera on panel

    Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) ~ American, Chadds Ford, PA ~ Realism


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  10. IF YOU CAN..
    Please TIP the Mods this evening…
    With the ISSUES with word Press. Tonight’s MODS deserve a BIG, YUGE TIP(s) and Thank you.. keeping up with the Spam Bin..
    As does Our TreeHouse BarTender(s)..

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  11. smiley says:

    beautiful places

    Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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  12. Dora says:

    When I was a child I wanted so much to have my very own magic carpet. 🙂

    Victor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) was a Russian painter who often drew inspiration from fairy tales.

    The Flying Carpet (1880)

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  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. nimrodman says:

    They’re having a spot o’ trouble Making America Great Again over there in Britain:

    British Manufacturers and Veterans Groups in Disbelief As Royal Navy Steel Contracts Go to EU

    “Steel firms and veterans groups have expressed disbelief at the decision to construct the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates using steel sourced mainly from the EU.

    “Only around one-third of the steel used to build the new ships will be sourced from British manufacturers, with the remainder being supplied by Sweden.”

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. nimrodman says:

    Not Enough ‘Women’, ‘People of Color’ in ‘Dunkirk,’ USA Today Complains


  17. Dora says:

    My brother and his wife who live in Vegas are not happy about this. Not at all.


    Homeless camp moves onto Raiders stadium site in Las Vegas

    The Oakland Raiders haven’t started building their stadium in Las Vegas, but there’s already some activity at the project site.

    A homeless encampment has taken shape on the football team’s land. The cluster of property and trash is below a billboard off Dean Martin Drive that, as of last week, advertised a garage-door company on one side and singer Mariah Carey’s performances at Caesars Palace on the other.

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. BakoCarl says:

    The Man With The Sign

    At the corner, on the sidewalk,
    In a wheelchair, with a sign
    Saying “Jesus died for you,”
    Does he think he’ll change minds?

    God works in mysterious ways
    Through us to achieve His will.
    He works through us and changes us,
    By His Spirit’s voice, quiet and still.

    When man draws near, he’s drawn by God –
    He speaks to those reading that sign.
    He speaks to us in many ways –
    He speaks to you reading these lines.

    God doesn’t stop there . . . He does more –
    He speaks to me as I write these lines,
    And in His infinite wisdom –
    He speaks to the man holding the sign.

    Day after day, the traffic goes by.
    Just think of the thousands that see,
    And start to feel the urgings of God,
    All because of that man by the street.

    So let him know you believe, too,
    When you see that man with the sign.
    He’s out by the street, doing God’s will,
    And because of him, God’s changing minds.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:”
    Colossians 2:6 (KJV)

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  21. duchess01 says:

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  22. duchess01 says:

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

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  23. LafnH2O says:

    Susan Rice was a no show yesterday. This time it wasn’t an invitation.

    No word on Hawaii/ SCOTUS pow wow either.


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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      LafnH20, she was excused from yesterday (just by chance) because they’re going to have to subpoena Susan Rice IMO, she’s in legal jeopardy.

      It seems to me that the ones who really are criminal, must be lawyering up or something, because all of the sudden, they start the cat & mouse game.

      The House Intel comm is going after Samantha Power.

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  24. Dora says:

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  26. duchess01 says:

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    Time to “Wake Up America Again!” – To Almighty God’s Saving Grace!

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  27. Victor Adam Smith says:


    Netanyahu: “I think Europe has to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and disappear.”

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  28. Sessions Says DOJ Will Make It Easier to Seize Assets, there had better be some extreme oversight with this policy there are hundreds of innocents that get dragged into this police state abuse.

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    • AZ_Giggles says:

      This makes me VERY nervous. Asset forfeiture is different from eminent domain, where there is compensation. So many times I have heard or read about asset forfeiture being abused. For me, this is the first scary thing Sessions has done. I am willing to see how it plays out (just like I did when the Patriot Act became a thing, though hopefully with this I’m proved wrong in my worry)

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    • Howie says:

      This, Sheriff Joe, Cliven Bundy, not good stuff.

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  29. Lucille says:

    Philly Archbishop Decries Vatican Article Attacking U.S. Christians as ‘Willfully Ignorant’

    “In a hard-hitting essay, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has joined the dozens of Christian leaders who have denounced the ignorant and insulting article published last week by the Vatican-vetted journal, La Civiltà Cattolica.”


  30. Lucille says:

    UNESCO is an Immoral, Anti-Semitic Organization
    Decent Countries Should Leave
    by Guy Millière – July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Europeans, imbued with a generic sense of guilt, began attributing all that is wrong in the world to Western civilization. Because they had colonized parts of the Muslim world, they failed to note that Muslim culture had, in fact, colonized Persia, the Byzantine Empire, the Middle East, Greece, Cyprus, the Balkans, North Africa, Southern Spain, and, more recently, northern Cyprus.

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    • piper567 says:

      Anyone who would like to know how this Islamic take-over works, I encourage you to watch Stefan Molyneaux’s little presentation, The Truth About Islam.
      Its ab 20 minutes or so. Very Pithy.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

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      • Bendix says:

        I like that.
        I get so tired of being treated as if I don’t exist.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Bendix, they do that to us by design.

          It’s time to reclaim what is OURS. I never stopped saying “Merry Christmas”. Today, I am wearing my “Deplorable Lives Matter” t-shirt. I VOTE. I PAY TAXES.

          I think, when history writes of these times, we’ll find that the evil ones are a few small percentage of the population. The bigger problem we must address, is apathy , of our Citizens.

          I find that if I claim if “loud and proud” it’s contagious. Everybody around me , will stand. It’s amazing.

          There are gazillions of out there. Everybody is just waiting for someone to lead. Be a LEADER!

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

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  32. waltherppk says:

    Ozzie and Harriet 1937 ….80 years ago

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  33. waltherppk says:

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  34. waltherppk says:

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    • waltherppk says:

      Whew …..she might be a little steamed up there


      • nimrodman says:

        saw some of the last American steam trains as a kid. Harrisburg, PA train yards, there was a pedestrian overpass over the tracks and you could stand up there with the steam billowing up past you as the trains went underneath.

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  35. We need Kennedy gone and Her highest Ruth to pass on too.
    Supreme Court allows lower court expansion of close relatives to stand. With Muslims, it is 100 relatives for one here.

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  36. Bendix says:

    So what I’m hearing now is that this guy:
    doesn’t cut any ice with the “experts” at the NHS hospital who have been given the power of a life and death decision over Charlie Gard.
    A judge says he still has ultimate say-so, if the doctors were to decide to allow Charlie treatment, he (the judge) would need to grant permission for Charlie’s parents to take their son, but the judge would be bound to grant that permission if the doctors allowed treatment.
    What a convoluted way to create a pretense that government is not involved in poor Charlie’s case.
    It kind of reminds me of the smelly, vile, rotten way Obama’s administration pretended that it was all Comey and not Lynch deciding the Hillary email case.
    I can smell the bull manure from here.
    Just think, here in America, even with the rotten Obamacare, a case like Charlie’s would never have even made the news, except perhaps to pass along info about the GoFundMe drive.
    This case was decided by a European tribunal that most Brits were probably not even aware they were subject to.
    What we are seeing now is a macabre, grotesque show.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I don’t know whether to be sad or infuriated. Maybe I will be both. 😡 😥


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        I’m still optimistic. Rumors I’m hearing from my career contacts, lead me to believe that Dr. Hirano believes there’s a greater chance of assistance, since the brain scan he ordered.

        On another note, today According to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Congress just passed an amendment that “grants permanent resident status to #CharlieGard and family so Charlie can get the medical treatment he needs.”

        Now, guess the decision will be in the Judge’s hands. (Cause at this point, no matter the status of baby Charlie’s passport, that dang hospital won’t allow the parents to remove baby Charlie from their building even if he was to go home to die!)

        #I am Charlie Gard.

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  37. Bendix says:

    Angela Merkel is bound and determined to create a Jew-free Europe.
    Nobody says anything.
    Nothing else explains her behavior.
    If she stays in office, that would indicate that Germans are okay with that.

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  38. BigMamaTEA says:

    Back later gang.

    It’s time for me to go serve some dessert to some Senators. (Esp.Sen. Burr)
    who apparently refused to go to lunch at the WH today because he said…since he was Chair of one of the “muh Russia” committees &, he didn’t want to cause conflict of interest??!!!

    Can somebody find me a link to that comment I heard on the radio? Probably his website or somewhere.


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  39. JAS says:

    Something big going on at Bank of America. All account logins are frozen since 11:30am. Looks like a hack. People are stranded overseas, can’t close on homes, a huge mess.


  40. MaFreeman says:

    Is it possible to copy a “gif” file from twitter and post here? … even if I don’t have wordpress account? Thanks y’all. Signed ~ Old & Slow


  41. Grandma Covfefe says:

    I was told to repost this here, too, esp for Smiley–enjoy.
    I posted this in “….Wordpress is having issues..” thread.

    “Party Time”

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  42. Ozzie says:

    Authority, it is the capacity to exhibit Gods attributes.
    A man is made stronger than woman to protect, and provide. His spirit is designed by God to be the authority to the family by Gods spirit leading into love, and success, away from danger or peril. His mind is designed and different, it’s capacity is outward, his feelings are not considered, others are. His wife and offspring first. To be in touch with his feelings is not necessary, to be in touch with god and family is. He is to be an example of Jesus, his authority is not force.

    All through the Bible selfless men were chosen to be the greatest authorities, kings, prophets messengers of truth. Their names were written in the Bible to show Gods design.
    When you look at our world today with that in mind, Muslims, mayors, congress, etc.and how much Trump is hated. It makes me look at people very differently, their actions and words show their heart. And even if you try, they cannot hear or see what they are following.
    Seek understanding more than gold or precious stones, it’s reward is unspeakable riches.

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  43. auscitizenmom says:

    John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer.

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  44. 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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