Tuesday September 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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110 Responses to Tuesday September 19th – Open Thread

    • ledygrey says:


      Thank you. I have never heard it for two guitars before. Just yesterday I came across my score for original piano and thought to myself it is time to get it in my fingers again. Used to perform it lots years ago…

      I love all the wonderful guitar videos you post. Thanks again.

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    • Thank you. These are always so wonderful!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Thank you Garrison. It helps block out the voice of Susan Collins on senate tee-vee!

      Afternoon Treeps.


      • Lois says:

        Words cannot describe the horror that is Susan Collins, along with McCain, Graham, McConnell, Ryan, Schumer, Pelosi, (she’s the dumbest of all), Diane Feinstein, old hag who puts her evil 2 cents in all the time, a real crook in the swamp is Diane Feinstein along with the other swamp creatures, the #1 swamper is Hillary Clinton, there is definitely something wrong with her! President? Her husband was President, thats it, we don’t want her. She’s another horror, what happened to all the people she knew or worked with? Gone, strange isn’t it? And Soros money for all these traitors? And that wrinkled horrible miserable looking Mueller is investigating Trump and his people? While all the above continue their swampy ways? Sessions is no good too. He flipped against Trump again saying that there was no evidence of spying on him and Trump Tower? And now the evidence is out, there was spying, illegal spyingj. Trump gotta fire Sessions and Mueller. Do it Trump! Don’t let them get over on you. It couldn’t be worse than it is, so do it, along with that creepy Assistant to Sessions. Sessions is a phony milktoast. Doesn’t do his job if he said to everyone, no evidence of spying??? when there is. Don’t put up with that Trump, its either stupidity or Sessions is the swamp too. Get them out, Mueller, with his hundred lawyers spying and worker to find anything and they will, meanwhile Clinton keeps up her insults and crooked lies and Mueller is investigating you? Please! the lack of respect and on the Emmys too, what jerks! the most boring program, I couldn’t believe how they are obsessed with you and only care about immigrants or drug dealers, don’t give a hoot about Americans, just the thieves and the nuts who start fires and break windows, slobs crapping up cities with their low I.Q. Never will I watch an award show again. They took the the award shows away and replaced with low morons.

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  1. citizen817 says:

    Former Publisher Opens $30-million Home to 70 Foster Kids Displaced by Irma

    When these 70 foster children did not have anywhere else to go, they found sanctuary in an unlikely place: a millionaire’s mansion.

    The foster children from the SOS Children’s Village in Florida had been staying in a gymnasium for a week without showers—and needed to find other accommodations—so the foster care representatives called Marc Bell, the former executive of Penthouse magazine.

    Hearing about the foster kids’ dilemma, Bell and his wife Jennifer immediately opened their doors to the children.

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  2. Sepp says:

    This note is a repeat of similar information shared some days ago.

    The elections in Germany will be held on Sunday, September 24th.

    Fervent and heartfelt prayers are needed for the German people voting on Sunday in this critical election.

    There are millions of Americans of German descent (including our current President) and many of their ancestors became Christians as a result of evangelization by early Saints in the area of Trier, as well as by others who followed.

    A listing, in German, of Saints from prior to the 11th century is shared on this link:


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    • Bendix says:

      I remember learning, quite a few years back, that German was the largest ethnic group in the United States.
      I imagine that it’s quite possible that this is no longer the case, as our own government has been working against the very people who put them in office for quite some times.
      The German government has been working against ethnic Germans as well, though.
      I found it it remarkable that Americans, many of whom could still speak German, joined in not one, but two wars with Germany, without question.
      I remember all the whining and excusing for Nidal Hasan, because he had to be in the military fighting his own people or something, but he was neither Afghani nor Iraqui, and our soldiers in WWII fought their co-religionists as well as in some cases, their cousins.
      Ours is a German-based language, as well.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        WE (USA) have an important run-off on the 26th of Sept! This is for Jeff Session’s former seat, in Alabama. Judge Roy Moore vs. Luther Strange. (Turtlehead is going for Strange. That should tell you all you need to know.)

        Moore actually “beat” Strange number-wise, but Alabama has a 50% rule on their primary.

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  3. JC says:

    Totally irrelevant, random and ridiculous. Forgive my warped sense of humor tonight.

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  4. millwright says:

    [Rant Mode On ] Just a quickie on the emergent furor of a LEO shoot on Georgia Tech campus involving a student with a knife ( actually it may well have been Leatherman knock-off ) refusing to obey repeated police instructions to “drop the knife ” ! Now the father/parents are angry at the cops. Easier than blaming themselves for their poor parenting, I suppose ! Why, oh why do so many young people think that orders from a LEO given in a ” command tone of voice” , mean nothing or can be arbitrated in the heat of the moment ?

    I admit to having done a great many stupid things in my life but I’ve never even come close to pushing the “kill button” on an armed LEO ! Early life training, situational awareness and knowing there’s always another venue to fight ( plus a generous amount of luck ) means I’m still here ! That stupid kid ain’t !

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    • amwick says:

      I took two different gun courses… The first one, I remember a lesson in the actual shooting range… 27 feet, and someone standing there with a weapon, like a knife. The lesson was that you have 3 seconds, I repeat,,,,, 3 seconds before a “bad guy” can close the gap and kill you. Wow,,, that memory is coming back… we were supposed to shout (command voice) “stop, do not move I have a gun” I remember I screamed, because, even in that class, I was terrified at the thought. SMH….. 3 seconds… remember that peeps. Also remember that LEO have much more extensive training, and that many face this decision multiple times in their careers.

      Oh, about Georgia Tech, I heard on the news this morning that the protesters were not students. Not sure either way.

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Lucille says:

    This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

    Robert Downey Jr. & Sting – Every Breath You Take (Ally McBeal)

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  7. millwright says:

    And on the subject of parenting, we had an entertaining visit from one of the former teens aka “second sons ” that used to hang out around the house ! Jeremy has a new lady, Ashley, and we were flattered he thought enough of us to show her off ! She’s a super lady facing some serious challenges with Jeremy, but on short acquaintance I suspect she’s more than up to the task ! There’s steel in that lady’s eyes and a purpose in her poise !

    Our son Mike was there; that – and Ashley – brought out some revelations about my basement beer tap when they – and a few others in the regular crew – were teens . I didn’t spoil Jeremy’s tale, but they didn’t know I kept a close eye on the contents of that quarter keg ! We had three inviolate house rules ; 1) stay away from the booze stash 2) no drugs of any kind 3) we fed anyone showing up ! Over several years regular visitors came and went. Sometimes we’d find a teen girl having troubles at home sleeping on a sofa ( my lady dealt extraordinarily well with those ) all while riding herd on the indians !

    We never had a chance to rear a daughter, ours died in infancy. Along the way we lost one of the “Second Sons” to a heroin OD . We lost a natural son to his inner demons . But we’ve also gained many other wonderful sons and daughters that have “adopted us ” and visit and share their lives with us ! All told, I guess we’re blessed !

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  8. Janie M. says:

    Posting a great Chad Prather vid. Please view it and then, I really, really, want you to scroll down and read the comment posted from jlpolcat13. Don’t want to give it away. It made me LOL!

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  9. pacnwbel says:

    Today, I remember my Dad. Born in 1899, he thought that if he lived to be 101 he could boast that he had lived in three centuries. Sadly he did not realize his goal, but my Dad of course lives on in my thoughts. He joined up in 1917 and was shipped out to Salonika, put on cattle train heading towards Bulgaria, lost one of his boots during the journey, and said the bugs were so bad he and his buddies used to turn their uniforms inside out every night and singe the seams with a candle to kill the bugs.These were the stories he was willing to tell.

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  10. Dora says:

    Henri Matisse – “THE DESSERT HARMONY IN RED” ((908)

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  11. smiley says:

    Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun


    (no date)

    Richard Thorn ~ UK ~ (b.1952, Devon, SW England) ~ Contemporary ~ Landscapes

    completely self-taught, inspired by Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth.


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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  13. Dora says:

    Russian court orders return of Soviet-seized buildings to the Catholic Church

    A Russian court has ordered the return to the Catholic Church of a complex of Moscow buildings that were seized during the Soviet era, The Tablet reported today.

    “We can confirm with joy that the Appeal Court has upheld earlier rulings, requiring the Moscow government to return this object to our Catholic archdiocese,” said Msgr. Igor Kovalevsky, secretary-general of Russia’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference. “So we have at least formally won this case. But we must still await a full resolution of the problem.”


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  14. Nikki/Chico says:

    Good everybody, may the Lord bless you today

    God bless you

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  15. Nikki/Chico says:

    🙀 oops
    I meant good morning 🙂

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  16. Nikki/Chico says:

    Numbers 6:24-26

    24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”’

    27 “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
    1 Thessalonians 4:16 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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

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  19. amwick says:

    I have been trying to deal with that whole Equifax disaster. I also had to deal with the United States Post office. Be advised that if you ever actually need to talk to them, you will wait for an hour on hold… seriously, an hour. Oh well, that was yesterday. The sun just poked over the mountains across my valley, the fog is burning away.. Beautiful….

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  20. fuzzi says:

    Please keep the people in the path of Hurricane Maria in your prayers: she’s a CAT 5, and is decimating those islands already heavily hit by Hurricane Irma. Next stop, Puerto Rico:

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  21. duchess01 says:

    What does the Rainbow REALLY Repesent~ !?!

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  22. duchess01 says:


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  23. Bendix says:

    Sometimes I’m not sure whether this sort of post should be under this heading or the Trump administration one, because it’s an example of a problem caused by globalism, and aided and abetted by government, and now our legislators (and the MSM) are just getting around to clumsy attempts to fix what they did:
    Someone said, maybe on this site, something about there being no reason for “taking away” some of the painkillers we already had.
    The article gets into one reason we may see opioids prescribed more than other drugs. So far, our government’s solution to this is to restrict the use of these drugs by people who actually need them, and also, as I’ve mentioned before, actually require the drugs to be altered so that they kill women who take just a little too much.
    Everywhere you turn, in our society today, you see the middle class getting walloped by consequences of actions our government took.
    I think in many cases, these people don’t even know what they did.
    I think Hillary, for instance, really believes she is some kind of force for good.

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  24. duchess01 says:

    When the Dam Breaks Who Will Protect Israel?



  25. dbethd says:

    This makes me angry that the media is doing this. Praying for Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr.


    “CNN’s Jim Acosta along with other media outlets have announced that Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. no longer have Secret Service protection.”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      THIS is irresponsible dbethd. I believe that freedom of the press has been pushed too far by Swamp media!

      Whether true or not, this is not the kind of info. that should be made public under any circumstances. (It’s even dangerous for the Secret Service)

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. Raven says:

    Praying for Piper as she walks through the journey of healing after her surgery. I praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit now, knowing His plans are far above our plans, and His ways are far above our ways.

    May Abba bless you, our beloved Piper, as you rest in His care — provided by the hands and feet of your church family.

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, considering the news today of the wiretapping before and after the Election of President Trump and his campaign……it’s a good thing they just CONFIRMED in the Senate….

    Nomination, Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice
    Y= 50 — N=47 — NV=3

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  29. Howie says:

    The Virgin Islands are about to get clobbered.


  30. dbethd says:

    This song was released a year before he died in a plane crash. When I was young, it was one of my favorites of his.

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  31. 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.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  32. 4beagles says:

    Harvest season.
    Thankful the Lord kept me a simple man.


  33. Laura says:

    Okay, I’m going to put this here since we don’t have an Irma thread yet today. Has anyone seen or heard from R2 or MW? I’ve searched through a few threads from today and yesterday, but I haven’t seen them check in yet since the hurricane. Perhaps I just missed them, though.

    Anyone seen them post?


  34. jeans2nd says:

    Just a bit of informational nothing –
    There is a new way for web sites to eliminate web ads – hijack your CPU with javascript BitCoin miners.

    The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner (Updated)

    Ppl rarely notice when their CPU usage rapidly increases. Increase in CPU usage is easily heard, and noticed when web pages and PC speed slows down. In Windoz, use Task Manager. No one enjoys a fried MoBo that they did not fry themselves.
    How far Pirate Bay has fallen…used to be honor among pirates.


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