Monday July 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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155 Responses to Monday July 24th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded the traditional song “Ten Thousand Miles” for the movie “Fly Away Home”. It’s a great small film.

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    • millwright says:

      This video lost me with the Canada geese ! Filthy creatures that have become a pox upon the earth ( at least here in the East where resident populations have sprung up far from their traditional haunts ) !

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      • piper567 says:

        I actually like Canadian geese.
        nixed a move because there were no Canadas in the region.
        And, yes, I know all about Goosepoop. I think prisoners ought to clean it up, dehydrate it, and sell it or a profit.
        where there is a problem, a solution exists.

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      • Marc says:

        Yes. They’re everywhere nowadays and they do nothing but poop all over the place. Nasty birds that need to be culled. I’m tired of seeing green plops every two steps.

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        • dogsmaw says:

          They definitely need to be potty trained I suppose…but the concept here isn’t about the birds pooping:

          Fly Away Home
          Family · 1996 · PG
          The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father, who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! © 1996 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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      • amwick says:

        I remember the movie,,, I think it was more about the views of a child,,,, a young girl. Children see things very differently… (in general I agree with you about geese, I live next to a fake lake and… ewww.)

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        When I was young (50 or so years ago), Canada geese were in the minority on our major migration flyway (Nebraska on the Platte and Missouri Rivers); the vast majority of geese passing through was snow geese. Hence, hunters used more points up shooting Canadas than they did shooting snows. I do not know to what extent we owe the population explosion of Canadas and decline of snows (I really miss them) to poor game management, but if humans can screw something up, they usually do. I love watching Canadas in the air and in our little lakes (yes, some nest here), and even more when I watch them on my annual Spring pilgrimage to upstate New York (Ft. Ann area), up close and personal. They are certainly messy and perhaps too numerous, but they–like the rest of us–are just doing what they have to do to make a living.

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      • no kidding those birds have become MAJOR highway hazards here.. they are EVERYWHERE. NO they don’t “Fly north”,, either they are quite happy here to STAY in SENC..

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      • annieoakley says:

        You are correct. Filthy

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      • Michael says:

        In part because people feed them! They hang around a pond year round rather than migrate and inbreed and you can see the ill effects in the malformed birds.

        We don’t feed the Canadian geese however my wife spends a lot of money feeding “her” song birds (and the tree rats and antler rats). I call them welfare birds and beasts.

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          Sigh. My wife insists on throwing bread into the back yard “to feed the birds” with the result that we have a wintertime rat population. Fortunately our cats are good rat assassins, but still . . .

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          • dogsmaw says:

            Wait till she starts incubating the eggs…handfeeding the little chicks…and runs around the house flapping her arms to teach them to fly 😛

            I did that and completely forgot to renew my driver’s license cause I was intent on saving the discarded eggs my cockatiels wouldn’t take time to hatch 🙂

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        • piper567 says:

          years ago I read an article by a hunter about shooting a goose. He did not kill the goose, but it crash landed and had a broken wing.
          The goose’s mate would not leave the wounded one’s side.
          At nightfall the hunter put both in his barn, where the geese lived through many Winters, having a brood of young which each year, the hen would deliver to a passing flock, and off they went. She returned t the barn to tend her drake.
          After many years, the drake died. The following Spring, when a flock passed, she rose to join it, and the hunter never saw her again.
          The hunter said he never shot a goose again.
          Maybe this story biases my attitude about geese, for I remain a fan of, especially the beautiful Canadian Geese.

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    • smiley says:

      BEAUTIFUL, Garrison ❤

      best rendition of that poignant song, bar none.

      great video.

      I love Canadian geese and their wonderful wildness.

      🙂

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  2. Donna in Oregon says:

    Old Irish saying (in Gaelic)

    Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

    How to pronounce in Gaelic:

    Err scawh a ch(k)ale-ah a wir-enn na dee-neh.

    English translation:

    Under the shelter of each other, people survive.

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  3. Grandma Covfefe says:

    I Know today is not Caturday, but had to show this…

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    • Bakokitty says:

      It’s Caturday every day at our house. That was funny. 😉

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      • rashamon says:

        Speaking of Caturday, TInk and Kicca probably have a forever home with us thanks to the advice of all you Treepers. No declawing. I’ve found my multiple puppy/bird nail clippers, so if I can ever get these characters to sit still, we’ll give manicures.

        I thought manatees and peregrine falcons were a challenge, but these devils…

        You all are The Best,

        BTW, we also have a two-day-old lovebird with two eggs yet to hatch. Another rescue project that is expanding our increasing respect of nature.

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        • Bakokitty says:

          Ah, you are soft hearted, critter seem to know where we are,lol. I have two feral born cats, the are 11 and 12 now, my calico still has feral momments, she loves to be outside but come in to my whistle, and my ginger/white girl is more timid and rarely ventures out on the patio only for few mi utes and if the door is left open. I have a soft head and a soft heart, they found me. 😉

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        • Bakokitty says:

          Also I am glad you decided not to decaw them.

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  4. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Hal Lindsey had a good show this week.

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  5. golsono says:

    I discovered CTH by way of AT. Every Sunday I return to AT for a Clarice article. Did not find one this week. Did I miss something ?

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  6. Detroit TV stations were showing “documentary footage” of the Detroit Riots…from 50 years ago…July 1967. The ABC one began with a lot of home movie footage juxtaposing black & white families doing the exact same activities (bike riding, picnics, birthdays, Christmas, church, etc). Some commenters implied the lifestyles of blacks & whites in Detroit didn’t change much for a few years after the riots…As a young child at the time I have no personal memories. My parents tell of their next door neighbor on a busy street in Dearborn sitting on his porch with a shotgun threatening to shoot any N-words he saw coming into the neighborhood.

    They also mentioned a federal program of sorts (didn’t catch its name if given) that actually reinforced racial segregation. It may have subsidized whites to flee Detroit for suburbs but have prevented/forbidden blacks to do the same.

    A sad part of that movie was the aftermath of the buildings in rubble, looted, &/or burned down…which still looks like quite a few places in Detroit right now–fyi…

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  7. smiley says:

    After The Rain

    oil/linen

    (no date)

    Tibor Nagy (b.1963) ~ Contemporary ~ Slovakia ~ Expressionism/Abstract ~ Landscapes

    he paints “alla prima” ~ wet-on-wet ~ layers of wet oil paint over previous layers of wet oil paint.

    the painting is done in one sitting.

    more here…

    https://nagytibor.com/works

    🙂

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  8. Dora says:

    J. M. W. Turner – “Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight” (1835)

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  9. Dora says:

    What a smile!

    =

    Long Island Fisherman Catches Shark

    We have the photos.

    https://patch.com/new-york/patchogue/long-island-fisherman-catches-shark

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  10. Dora says:

    Please pray that they do the right thing.

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  11. duchess01 says:

    VERSE OF THE DAY

    Psalms 98:4
    “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”

    King James Version (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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  14. amwick says:

    My favorite cartoonist strikes again…

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      This is one of my favorite things about Trump – he drives the MSM bananas.

      I am convinced he always tweets early Saturday mornings to screw with their leisure schedules.

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. smiley says:

    good reads…

    ISIS Isn’t Going Anywhere

    July 17, 2017

    Daniel Greenfield

    “…it keeps coming back because we don’t understand what it is…”

    “Islamic terrorists are not a ‘tiny minority of extremists’ who ‘pervert Islam’. They are Islam.”

    read the full article here…

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2017/07/isis-isnt-going-anywhere.html

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  17. smiley says:

    revolting monday funnies

    🙂

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  18. kyasgrandma says:

    I have a copy of this cartoon from 20+ years ago…I cut it out of a newspaper and saved it.
    Truly one of the best explanations of the aging process…
    Glad you shared it.

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    I want to know why any of the President’s people are going to testify. They said this morning that all of this is based on that phoney dossier that is a total hoax. That was the basis of the unmasking and the leaks. They are still using that as the basis of all that is going on and THEY all know that it is a hoax. Why don’t the lawyers stop any testifying until that detail is settled?

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I think this should be on the Presidential thread.This is mostly cats, prayers, cartoons, songs and art. lol

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Yes, I broke the rules.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          No you didn’t break the rules ausmom. The Daily Open thread is to put out new news, links to interesting articles, and what’s happening of the day, THEN, prayers, toons, songs, and art, etc.

          Sd scans this thread for Daily new happenings. Sometimes, even just a question or a comment will trigger a whole new thread. This is for what ever is going on today.

          Now, if you want to have a 30 comment discussion on something about the politics, then take it to another thread.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Excuse me, Jimmy Jack. It’s called the Daily Open Thread.

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  20. cdnintx says:

    The Gloves are off! President Trump just called out “Sleazy Adam Schiff” of Twitter. #MAGA

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  21. Bendix says:

    Sorry if this is a duplicate post, but this site has gone wild for me today when I try to scroll.
    I see that that the Euros successfully ran out the clock on young Charlie Gard.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/24/charlie-gard-parents-end-legal-fight-over-critically-ill-baby
    Now parents of a critically ill baby will know better than to bother with the NHS in the first place.
    This will save the government some money.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      So heartbreaking. The hospital (run by a single payer, governmental, Socialistic, so-called health system) fought to kill this baby and delayed his treatment until he will now die for sure.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Jimmy Jack says:

        Of course they did. It is a disgrace.

        I am still hoping and literally praying for a miracle. I believe in a God who still does miracles big and small every minute of every day.

        However, if little Charlie passes to his maker, in his death, he will become a martyr for all sick children in the UK who are being denied treatment and a warning to us in America to avoid the same system. We will never forget his name or his story.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        But, I’m proud of the parents. They are making the decision themselves before the Judge gets his turn tomorrow. It is, IMO, and always be a PARENT DECISION.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Yes, I hadn’t thought of that. A really good point. My goodness, I am going to HAVE to stop at Walmart tomorrow to pick up another truckload of kleenex because I used almost all mine over the weekend. {sniff}

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          His little body has been so bloated in the more recent pictures I’ve seen. (Muscle deterioration) Poor little guy. Shame on the System. I hope that lady “Trust” officer/lawyer has night terrors the rest of her life. She’s the legal entity in the hospital who pushed this through court.

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  22. fannieprl says:

    I’m looking for the poster who left a quote on one of my comments about righteous people and how they feel about being virtuous. I lost the name of the philosopher who’s responsible for the quote. Can you resend? Thanks!

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    • smiley says:

      just guessing…don’t know who posted what you’re looking for but could it be this?

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      • fannieprl says:

        Nope but thanks for trying. It was more along the lines of being on a high horse about your opinions. Good try, though. I appreciate your help.

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      • nwtex says:

        Super duper try smiley! BRAVO! Plus I love R.C. Sproul I’m going to pull out one of his books and check in on him….it’s been awhile. THX! ❤

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    • dogsmaw says:

      Theres a bell at top right on the wordpress bar of your browser, do a clickee on that and you will see a menu, review the replies from there.

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      • fannieprl says:

        I tried that before posting this but my search parameters were so vague I got a gazillion hits so I thought I’d try posting here before reading all those! Good tip, tho! Thanks for tryin.

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      • fannieprl says:

        Your comment helped me in a runabout way! You got me thinking so I googled my name and the first hit took me right to the comment! Thanks. Here it is in case you’re wondering:
        “As Eric Hoffer put it,

        “There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.””

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  23. Lucille says:

    Vid from Milo…it’s always fun when the Left picks the wrong guy to try to eliminate….

    B&N Stocks Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in Stores, But Not DANGEROUS

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  24. Lucille says:

    The latest articles from Jihad Watch re the murder of Justine Damond…

    Minneapolis: Muslim pol denounces “Islamophobic” response to Muslim cop’s shooting of unarmed woman
    JULY 24, 2017 8:16 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/minneapolis-muslim-city-council-member-denounces-islamophobic-response-to-muslim-cops-shooting-of-unarmed-woman

    Canada: Prof reports to “Hate Bias Unit” criticism of policies that led to Muslim cop’s killing of unarmed woman
    JULY 24, 2017 9:45 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/canada-prof-reports-to-hate-bias-unit-criticism-of-policies-that-led-to-muslim-cops-killing-of-unarmed-woman

    After Muslim cop kills unarmed woman, Muslim leader to meet with police chief to set out “changes I expect”
    JULY 24, 2017 11:01 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/after-muslim-cop-kills-unarmed-woman-muslim-leader-to-meet-with-police-chief-to-set-out-changes-i-expect

    Street signs after Muslim cop kills unarmed woman: “Warning: Twin Cities Police Easily Startled”
    JULY 24, 2017 11:39 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/street-signs-after-muslim-cop-kills-unarmed-woman-warning-twin-cities-police-easily-startled

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  25. Ploni says:

    In memory of Yosef Tzvi Salomon, his daughter Chaya Salomon, and his son Elad Salomon of blessed memory, who were murdered in cold blood by the satanic Islamic cult on the holy Sabbath in their home in the Land of Israel.

    May G-d avenge their blood.

    WATCH: Is there a humanitarian crisis in Gaza?

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  26. Lucille says:

    Excuses, escuses…taqiyya…we’ve got your number, all you apologists for jihadis….

    California: “Naive” Muslim indicted for aiding the Islamic State, plotting jihad terror attack
    Jult 23, 2017 By Robert Spencer

    Alhaggagi’s attorney August Gugelmann said: “Amer is not anti-American and does not support ISIS or any other terrorist organization. He is completely nonviolent, and he took no actions to harm anyone….Amer is a very young and naïve man, and it appears he allowed himself to be drawn into conversations that he should have been far more suspicious of.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/california-naive-muslim-indicted-for-aiding-the-islamic-state-plotting-jihad-terror-attack

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  27. Dora says:

    I think it’s too late to ‘Reclaim The Rainbow’. Unfortunately when people see these colors, they think of only one thing.

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  28. Patriot1783 says:

    Earlier today my daughter learned a good but scary life lesson…go with your gut. We were at the local mall waiting for elevator to take to the top floor. The door opened and a couple and sketchy male got out…we walked in and sketchy guy followed us in. I immediately grabbed my daughters hand and said no we are taking the stairs!
    The moment seemed like a movie scene tho felt like an outer body experience and almost foretelling of what might have happened.
    On the upside, the scenario reiterated how her father and I have always talked to her and her siblings about awareness in public places. If you have bad feelings go with them and ask questions later.

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  29. dbethd says:

    video/1

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    RSBN going live on Boy Scout Jamboree w/ POTUS speaking soon. (Own thread)

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  31. wondering999 says:

    9 pm Prayers for our country and our beloved Treehouse also…
    I can’t stay on until 9p but I’ll be praying with you all then!

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  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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  33. Phil aka Felipe says:

    ‘Erdogan As Leader Of The Muslim Nations Says That Jerusalem Belongs To 1.7 Billion Muslims And He Plans To Unite Them To Rule It’

    http://shoebat.com/2017/07/24/erdogan-as-leader-of-the-muslim-nations-says-that-jerusalem-belongs-to-1-7-billion-muslims-and-he-plans-to-unite-them-to-rule-it/

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  34. fleporeblog says:

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