Saturday December 2nd – 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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286 Responses to Saturday December 2nd – Open Thread

  1. duchess01 says:

    Friendship Blossoms on Street Corner When Artist Makes Incredible Puppet to Look Like Senior –MUST SEE
    Photo of the Day
    by Good News Network – Nov 25, 2017

    Liked by 3 people

  2. duchess01 says:

    ‘Cuddle Crew’ Cops Comfort Premature Baby, Giving Relief to Parents
    by Good News Network – Dec 1, 2017

    Liked by 6 people

  3. NOT Fake News! 🙂 If you are looking for a Christmas present for reading, would you consider my mystery trilogy? The narrator is something of a Conservative and Social Critic of leftists. 😉

    So far, I have received only 5-star reviews! Readers from Europe also agree: 5 stars all the way!

    Thank you in advance!

    At Barnes and Noble or Amazon (dot com), type in WHY BEGINS WITH W, DIAL EMMA FOR MURDER, and HEX HIGH SCHOOL.


  4. duchess01 says:

    3 African lion cubs born in Iowa zoo as their population declines in the wild

    Liked by 6 people

  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    Liked by 15 people

  6. duchess01 says:

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    The World – Under the DEMONIC Influence

    Liked by 1 person

  7. duchess01 says:

    Almighty God’s Christmas Song Witness!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. H&HC 2nd-16th says:

    RE: Fake News
    If it is obvious a so-called media outlet has published a fake news story, wouldn’t the Press Secretary be in her rights to pull their WH press corps credentials?

    Liked by 2 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      That makes me very angry oldaidguy!!!!! {GRRRRRR!}


    • czarowniczy says:

      Special Forces inside the Army has always had a rough time. It was JFK who resurrected Army SF after Army brass thought they’d finally killed it. There was even a ceremonial burial of the unofficial green beret after personnel were told to stop wearing it…when JFK brought SF back (hence the JFK Special Warfare School honorific) it was disinterred.
      Non-SF line combat arms officers generally dislike SF…many in the Pentagon used to hate it. They were the big movers and shakers, dreaming of moving huge numbers of soldiers and armor across huge swaths of territory and staging epic battles. SF gives them the hives. Don’t know about now but years ago officers who volunteered for and earned seats in SF had that period they spent in SF was generally found their SF time was ‘dead’ time when it came to promotion consideration outside of SF, wasn’t unusual for command time in SF not to count as ‘command time’ for promotion.
      One of the best things that ever happened for SF was the creation of SOCOM, providing an overarching command that understood Special Operations and how they should be employed. Bad thing is that you have a large organization where bureaucrats grow in dark corners like mold. The GWOT gave the military and civilian bureaucrat spores to flourish and grow while the fighters and workers were all out doing, and even some military ticket-punchers get infected. Gotta remember, officers are potential politicians. Some are there to do and some are there to gain rank and position. Those who are looking for stepping stones can find like-minded civilians who are also looking at upward mobility and the rot begins.

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  9. Dora says:

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  10. aredtailblog says:

    As an aside, I’ve been watching X-men TAS the past week. Interesting, the things that would probably not be put in a modern cartoon. Beast casually teading Animal Farm, Nightcrawler being a devout Christian and cool-heartedly schooling his mother for abandoning him as an infant.

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  11. Dora says:

    This is a great film. A bit outdated now, but still worth watching for the story and the acting.

    The Children’s Hour Saturday, December 2 @ 06:00 PM (ET) TCM


    • smiley says:

      it is a good movie…and even better when you know some of the history behind it.

      based on Lillian Hellman’s play, William Wyler (who also directed the 1961 remake) made the first movie in 1936…when the Hays Code was in effect in Hollywood, preventing any hint of lesbianism in any productions…so at that time, the film was called The Lie then changed again to These Three, starring Joel McCrea, Merle Oberon and Miriam Hopkins…and the plot was drastically changed by Hellman herself as screenwriter.

      later,by 1961, no more Hays Code…so Wyler remade it as The Children’s Hour, in line w/ Hellman’s original play.

      I’ve never seen the 1936 film…some say it’s the better of the 2 even though the story-line was changed.

      I’m a fan of anything Billy Wyler directs.


      • smiley says:

        and speaking of Billy Wyler movies..

        this was one of THE BEST westerns of all time, imo..

        you’ve probably seen it but , if not, watch it.

        even if westerns aren’t your thing, I guarantee this one will be. 🙂

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      • Dora says:

        Thanks Smiley.

        I didn’t see the original version either, but I don’t think those actresses could have outdone Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McClaine. They were both terrific.

        I didn’t think James Garner suited the role, but he came with the others, so I had to watch him. 🙂


    • auscitizenmom says:

      Set to record. Thx. 🙂


    • auscitizenmom says:

      Just watched it. Very good movie. It was hard to watch, though. Hard to see people’s lives destroyed like that over a lie. Rotten little kid. 🙄


  12. tazz2293 says:

    This is the Open Thread, right?

    Just gonna drop this here.




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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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  14. Lucille says:

    The insanity continues in Canada…

    Trudeau labels question about putting returning ISIS jihadis in jail as “Islamophobia”
    December 2, 2017 9:26 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER


  15. dogsmaw says:

    Well, for years Ive been searching for this, anyone know if its still operational?



    • auscitizenmom says:

      This spells out how to use the funds from the Federal Gov. Looks like a great find. Wonder why we haven’t heard about it in connection with sanctuary cities?


      • czarowniczy says:

        Probably because with the fuzzy and subjective use guidelines the recipients are busy using them to pay for office parties. Sorry, thinking about issues with local LEA. If you look at the uses they money can be put to you’ll see even a neophyte bureaucrat could creatively distribute it – never kill a cash cow.

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  16. Janie M. says:

    Happy Caturday and Merry Christmas, even if kitty is NOT happy. 😆🎄

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Lucille says:

    Charlottesville review: Faulty planning, passive police led to ‘disastrous results’ at Aug. 12 rally
    By NED OLIVER AND GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch



    Some good historical info here & a thoughtful comparison of slavery & abortion perspectives of the divided populace…Enjoy…


    • nimrodman says:


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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My friend’s cat used to do that to her all the time. She would find something he would eat, then buy a case, and he wouldn’t eat it. I told her I would just put the food down and he would eat it or not. Of course, I have had dogs. They ALWAYS eat, whatever they can find in their dish or in the grass.

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  19. Sayit2016 says:

    With all of these people being exposed, pubically ( globally ) embarrassed, humiliated and fired at a rapid pace for being the hypocrites we knew them to be… ( full disclosure all humans are hypocrites in one way or another I think ) anyway… I was thinking… I am GLAD this is happening- these people have slammed conservatives without mercy for their their belief there is such a thing as morality, honor and integrity and yes God. As if there should be shame for trying to be a better human. Had they not been so smug- maybe I would feel feel different

    I was talking with my sister about this and said…..” Part of me says, serves them right and I said BUT there is a nagging thing in my heart saying to not take joy is some ones downfall”….

    She started laughing and said Baby Girl…. “listen to me”… GOD laughs at them . I said. ” huh… what do you mean ???? “.

    So she reads Psalms 37….

    A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
    11 But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.
    12 The wicked plot against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth at them;
    13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.

    I am following the Lord’s lead… so yes… I AM laughing. ; ) I can NOT get in trouble for this !

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  20. 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, if it is your will, we pray that Judge Roy Moore will win his bid for the Senate.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. delmarvajim says:

    I see where TCTH just tipped over 50,000 followers. Great news

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Lucille says:

    It has been obvious since the Weinstein revelations that someone very admired would, at some point,l also be outed. That day came today and I have to admit tears were shed on this one. So talented, so gifted…so horribly disappointing.

    Legendary opera conductor molested teen for years: police report
    By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    December 2, 2017 | 4:29pm


    • wondering999 says:

      umm. Disappointing and wrong, yet… victim acknowledges the conductor gave him over $50,000 over the years, and wrote a glowing recommendation for him, and admits he was the one who took the initiative to go backstage to meet the conductor?

      A philosopher once suggested that we should all look at our behavior to figure out what we could have done differently to achieve different results. The purpose of this self-examination is not to flog ourselves with guilt, but to figure out how to take charge of our lives.

      Not thrilled with the behavior of the conductor, but there are things that this kid could have done differently if he was not advantage seeking; and I suspect he knows that. May the Lord have mercy on all of us, sinners that we are


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