Monday October 30th – 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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233 Responses to Monday October 30th – Open Thread

  1. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    I have a really bad feeling about this:

    Dept. of Defense is conducting a “very bad day” drill across the U.S. to test military response to a “Grid Down” scenario starting on Nov. 4th, 2017. This is the same day as the Antifa riots that are threatening to take President Trump from office.

    Liked by 4 people

    • WhistlingPast says:

      You don’t suppose selectively shutting off electricity to certain sections of the USA is part of their ‘drill’ . . . do you?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        I hope not, but after what happened in LV, I truly am wary of our own govt.

        Liked by 4 people

        • F.D.R. in Hell says:

          I would not schedule any long-distance road trips for Saturday. Plus, Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2am. Turn the clocks back and you get an extra hour of mayhem. 👿

          Liked by 1 person

          • annieoakley says:

            Why now? I sure don’t think this is amusing.


            • Bendix says:

              Maybe this is preemptive against any “mayhem”.

              There has never been a reasonable explanation for the 2003 Northeast Grid failure, IMO. We heard at first easily disprovable lies about lightning and branches, then we heard nonsense about “new computer programs” that make it easier for a minor problem in one place to make the entire grid go down.
              Well then, any sane person would not use those “new computer programs”, would they?
              There was no reasonable explanation given either, for the fact that places like Albany, New York got power back so much faster than New York City.

              Liked by 1 person

      • amwick says:

        I read that they were testing communications. I don’t recall ever scheduling an actual outage as a drill. Nope, not once. Not in 25 years.


    • Erik says:

      That post is weird. It cites a “National Association for Amateur Radio.” There isn’t one. At least not by that name. The American Radio Relay League (“ARRL”) represents amateur radio in the US and has done so for over 100 years. I know, I belong to the ARRL and have an Amateur Extra radio license. I constantly get emails and updates from the ARRL and can’t recall seeing anything about this. I might nose around those frequencies on November 4th, but I’m not too concerned. And while I strongly dislike and disagree with Antifa, I don’t think they’re capable of much beyond burning down the local Starbucks.

      Liked by 3 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      Is that the same day NOKO is doing much the same with their “citizens”?


    • If you look at the Democrat Party banner on Facebook, it looks like Obama is in full support of any and all uprisings!

      Liked by 1 person

    • maybe it’s putting ANTIFA AND BLMS ON NOTICE.
      that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.


  2. MTeresa says:

    God our father, Thou guidest everything in wisdom and love. Accept the prayers we offer for our nation; by the wisdom of our leaders and integrity of our citizens, may harmony and justice be secured and may there be lasting prosperity and peace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

    Liked by 3 people

  3. TwoLaine says:

    These GUYS are ruining every movie or show we’ve ever watched, with their words or deeds, or both. I can’t watch him anymore.

    BTW, I “hear” Daddy Bush has apologized for all of his unwelcome fondling too.

    Hollywood’s man problem may be a matter of simple math

    “At the heart of the sexual harassment scandal is one fact: Hollywood has a man problem. Men overwhelmingly dominate nearly every portion of Hollywood, from movie sets to the corporate suites. Of the 100 top-grossing movies released last year, only five were directed by women, according to a USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism study. Men received nearly 87% of the screenwriting credits, the study found, and 79% of the producers were men.”

    Read more:


  4. Bob Thoms says:

    Anyone else think the World Series has been FANtastic?

    Liked by 4 people

  5. oldiadguy says:

    With all the Russia collusion nonsense and the claims that Russia did this or Russia did that, we have to remember that the United States and Russia were not always adversaries. As proof, here is a video prepared by the United States War Department at a time the United States and the USSR (Russia) were allies.

    A word of caution, this video contains images of the true horror and brutality of war on the Eastern Front. The first part of the video shows the true diversity of Russia and the Russian people and is very interesting. The remainder of the film shows the combat footage with graphic scenes.

    After watching this video, I believe you will will have a better understanding of the true meaning and passion of this Russian song. This song speaks to the Russian soul that was tempered in the Great War.

    The Soviet Union is gone and has been replaced by the Russian Federation. The Russian Anthem has also seen a transformation. However, it still speaks of the love of the Russian people for their country.

    We often forget that patriotism and love of country doesn’t end at our shores but can be felt by people across the world. In this case in a country that has fought wars on it’s soil for over the last 800 years. In each case, the Russian people rose up to fight the invaders and shed their blood for their “Motherland.” We need to remember this as our leaders continue to “poke the Russian bear.”

    Pray for peace

    Hint: The real threat is China

    Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      …Hint: The real threat is China

      Very very true.
      The USA and Russia should be allies but the *^%$#@+ political elite rather play their sadistic games with OUR blood running in the streets and NEVER theirs.

      Liked by 3 people

    • amwick says:

      I have a tennis friend who is a Russian immigrant. So that makes me an expert. 🙂
      Seriously, a nice person, no different than any other of my acquaintances, but with that Russian accent.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Oh, my goodness, amwick! Better run and hide because you have colluded with Russia! Just teasing you 😉


      • oldiadguy says:

        The Russian people are similar to us in many ways. Another Treeper supplied me a link several days ago with a YouTube channel “A Different Russia.” It is extremely interesting to see how similar we really are.

        There may have been problems in the past with the Soviets and differences with the present leaders of Russia, this Russaphobia makes no sense, unless it is to prepare us for war.

        We have to remember that the folks that have brought us “Fake News” about President Trump are the same folks that are bringing us stories on how bad Putin and Russia are. Should we trust them? I don’t know.

        Here is an article about disinformation. I’m placing it here for all to read and think about.

        Here is another article to read and think about.

        And another about False Flag events conducted to control direction of public opinion.

        We live in dangerous times. Please stay safe and take care.

        Liked by 1 person

        • amwick says:

          You know, I would really like to visit St. Petersburg.. just because, it, well it is hard to explain. History is part of it, but, I want to re assure myself that Russian people are basically similar to people here. It might actually happen, even though I am not really much of a globe trotter.


          • oldiadguy says:

            I would like to visit Russia as well. St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Hermitage for starters. Then the cathedrals, rural churches and monasteries. Followed by the farm lands, forests and lakes. It appears to be an amazing country.

            There is a great deal of history around Mother Russia and it has been the center of the arts for centuries. We’ve seen some of the art (paintings) here on the Daily Thread and I have linked some of their music and dance videos. I’m presently reading Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin.” Pushkin is considered by Russians as being the Russian Shakespeare.

            I ran into some Russian tourist in Europe during the 90’s (both during eh communist era and the transition) and found that they were a rude bunch. I’ve also had some contacts with our local Russia mob types during investigations, basically thugs with an accent.

            Then I watched the folks build the Russian Orthodox Church near my home. Salt of the earth folks. Pleasant, kind and considerate.

            Watching the “Different Russia” YouTube channel gives a good idea how the Russian people really are. I again thank the Treeper Jim who provided the link.


            Check out the trip to the home center.

            I have found this site as being one of the best sources on learning how the Russian people truly are.

            Take Care and Stay Safe


    • i agree.
      China is going to have to be dealt with by RUSSIA AND THE USA IT CAN’T MISS.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. imprimipotest says:

    This version seems to better capture the spirit of the Russian National Anthem …


    • oldiadguy says:

      Here are the lyrics of the new Russian Anthem.

      Russia – our sacred state,

      Russia – our beloved country.

      A mighty will, a great glory –

      Yours forever for all time!

      Chorus: Be glorious, our free Fatherland,Ancient union of brotherly peoples,Ancestor-given wisdom of the people!Be glorious, our country! We are proud of you!
      From the southern seas to the polar lands

      Spread are our forests and fields.

      You are unique in the world, one of a kind –

      This native land protected by God!


      Wide expanse for dreams and for living

      Are opened for us by the coming years

      Our loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength.

      So it was, so it is, and so it always will be!


      “This native land protected by God!” Sounds really militaristic, not. There is nothing wrong with the members of a country’s armed forces singing about their love of their country.

      I saw this video linked to yours.

      Again, there is nothing wrong with one love for their country.

      Take Care and Stay Safe


  7. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    I might as well post this here…

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Bendix says:

    Reminiscing about the primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and some of the fury directed at HRC by the likes of men such as the odious Keith Olbermann, because she chose to keep running against the MSM’s pick.
    The Democrats/MSM went full-on misogynist.
    Now these fakes and phonies would have us believe they are just the opposite today of what they were then.
    Katie Couric’s “takedown” of Sarah Palin was misogynistic as well, because male VP candidates haven’t been given similar grilllings to see whether, in the media’s judgement, they are “smart” enough.

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  9. Nikki/Chico says:

    John 16:33New King James Version (NKJV)
    33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

    1 John 4:4New King James Version (NKJV)
    4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

    Mark Twain: Don’t worry. Providence protects children, and idiots. I know it’s true. I’ve tested it.

    Me too.



  10. amwick says:

    Because this is too funny… (not funny)
    Yesterday our land line was out. All day, no dial tone, and this morning too. Since we have no cell service either, I had to drive into town to make a complaint. It turns out our entire neighborhood was missing phone service, but the dippy company wouldn’t send anyone until Tuesday…
    Phone came back around lunch… yeah us.. and the dippy phone company did a robo call to tell us we had no phone service! They called on our land line and said that we had no service… I am still shaking my head.
    Thankfully, my dsl stayed on.. go figure.

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  11. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Not sure if this is old news, but I can you this…it’s BAD NEWS… 👿


  12. Dora says:

    Oh No!


  13. dogsmaw says:


    • dogsmaw says:

      Wife of paralyzed soldier who was shot in the head searching for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl cries on the stand describing her husband’s injuries after he was left unable to speak

      Shannon Allen took to the stand Monday to discuss her husband’s brain trauma

      Master Sgt Mark Allen was shot in the head searching for Bowe Bergdahl in 2009

      Life-altering injuries left Allen dependent on a wheelchair and unable to speak

      After walking off his post in 2009, Bowe Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years and eventually released in a 2014 prisoner swap criticized by Republicans
      Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy



  14. dogsmaw says:


  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

    This is a mistake:
    Los Angeles Supreme Court Rules Man Who Said “Get Me A Lawyer Dog” Did Not Invoke Because He Could Have Wanted An Actual Dog…
    “”Chricton notes that under current legal precedent in Louisiana, if a suspect makes an “ambiguous or equivocal” reference to a lawyer—one where a “reasonable” cop could conclude that that the suspect only “might” be invoking his right to an attorney—police can continue their interrogation. “Maybe I need a lawyer,” for example, is considered too ambiguous.

    Even setting aside that this errs on the side of law enforcement rather than on the side of the accused, there is nothing in Demesme’s statement that is ambiguous, assuming the officers involved understood Demesme’s vernacular. (And they had to have understood—if they didn’t, why would they have been assigned to the questioning?)

    Chricton’s argument relies specifically on the ambiguity of what a “lawyer dog” might mean. And this alleged ambiguity is attributable entirely to the lack of a comma between “lawyer” and “dog” in the transcript. As such, the ambiguity is not the suspect’s but the court’s. And it requires willful ignorance to maintain it.

    The court ruled 8-1 to deny the writ. Only Associate Justice Jefferson Hughes voted against the denial. He has not filed a dissent yet.””
    He said; “If y’all, this is how I feel, if y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what’s up.”


  16. Ad rem says:

    Dearest Treepers: May I have the attention of both your heads and hearts? Our fellow Treeper “Froggie Leggs” has just been delivered more sad news….

    These must be desperate times for Froggy and her husband. If you would consider donating to their GO GUND ME page, I’m sure it would go a long way towards alleviating some of their burden.

    God bless, and thank you….

    Liked by 6 people

  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.

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

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. just a little comic relief – and a BRILLIANT video ;D


  19. ray76 says:

    Just weeks after surviving the massacre at a Las Vegas music festival… Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate and burst into flames near their home in Riverside County, California


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