Wednesday December 13th – 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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210 Responses to Wednesday December 13th – Open Thread

  1. First responders please review.

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

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  3. Binkser1 says:

    Here’s my biggest problem with the result of the Alabama election last night: I believe that the election of President Trump was a reprieve from God for our country. I truly believe that this was God giving us one last chance to save this country. However, I see the election of Doug Jones, a huge abortion proponent and other Left wing garbage, as a spit in the face of God. Makes me think of God saying, “I give you another chance and this is what you do with it.” I’ve listed my disgust about the election in the main thread from a secular point of view but this is my disgust from a spiritual standpoint. How the people of AL could let someone like Jones, who I thought was completely opposite from a majority of Alabamians (Is that a word) values, get elected is beyond me. I don’t care about Moore’s baggage, he was the lesser of two evils. I hate having to vote for the lesser but when it’s the only choice sometimes you’ve got to bite the bullet and do it (I live in FL by the way, so I had to swallow the bile in my mouth and vote for Rubio *blech*) Anyone else concerned about this special election from a spiritual standpoint? Thanks, Treepers.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Only 50 percent of registered Republicans in Alabama showed up to vote. 90 plus percent of democrats showed up to vote. Republicans, once again, sat on their butts when needed. That is the reason Moore lost the election. See Thomas Wictor twitter feed for the sickening details.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Binkser….my niece turned on the radio in my car (usually I like it silent). After dropping her off at home, I listened to the “Delilah” show that she had on.
      A woman called in, adoptive mother of a 2-month-old baby, asking Delilah to please play a special song to express her thanks to her baby’s birth mother (whom she knows personally). I was surprised by the intensity of my emotional response to this, and compared this situation to the world of my childhood, where adoption was secret and vaguely shameful, and when the scarlet women who became pregnant out of wedlock, hid their pregnancies, gave birth in secret, and were forever hidden from their offspring….
      I strongly feel it is better that motherhood is honored. I know from my own pregnancies that it isn’t easy, even with a spouse and family support. The nausea of morning sickness went on for months like an unbelievable flu, and the births were unpredictable and incredibly painful (although worth the pain). A friend nearly hemorrhaged to death after childbirth, after returning home from the hospital… a piece of her placenta hadn’t gone through the way it should have.
      I know many Treepers are focused on laws and punishments for abortion. That was the old way of the world. But if you can *strengthen the hearts of pregnant mothers*, AND protect the little children from all types of abuse at home and at school, I believe in my own heart that this will change the world more than any law that is passed to try and enforce virtue, punitive law that conflicts with reality for so many (and which creates an underground black market for dangerous illegal surgeries)
      My two cents. Be well Binkser and may your spirit soar with faith and hope for a better world

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  4. nikkichico7 says:

    Hump day …… here

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  5. DCBids says:

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU to the creator and contributors to this thread, which has become a near daily stop for me. We love CATURDAY and all the cute memes you guys post. I don’t laugh out loud very often, but around here….

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  6. golsono says:

    Wishing all Treepers, SD & Co + PDJT & Family a Blessed + Merry Christmas. From Treeps South Africa!
    😉

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    • Eagle Feathers says:

      Same to you and your family. What a great treat to have you with us here all the way from South Africa! The Treehouse has far-reaching Limbs and Branches doesn’t it???

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  7. Lucille says:

    Secret Govt. Settlement in Rep. Hastings’ Sexual Harassment Case Filed by Judicial Watch
    December 13, 2017
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/12/secret-govt-settlement-rep-hastings-sexual-harassment-case-filed-judicial-watch/

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  8. dbethd says:

    https://blog.hslda.org/2017/12/12/homeschool-familys-christmas-concert-a-gift-to-the-community/?utm_source=HSLDA%20email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter

    “What started as an annual concert in the basement is now a much-anticipated local event that draws thousands and raises money for charity.

    Now, including the one on the way, the extended Seibel clan numbers an even 30. Tom and Amy have 12 children, four of whom are married to kids from other homeschooling families. (“It’s not a requirement,” Amy quipped. “That’s just the way it happened.”) And currently there are 11 grandchildren.

    Among all these Seibels, according to the tally in the local newspaper, are “four violinists, three pianists, two cellists, two guitarists, one flutist and one harpist.” “

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  9. Redwishes says:

    Hey ALL! I have discovered the “secret” to getting a fat paycheck without having any marketable skills, WHAT SO EVER!!! You behave like this “art professor” and you get a fat $240,000 check to leave a public college. Unreal. https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10265

    Heard the edited version on Lars Larsen today. FYI – this link is NOT edited and this “prof” uses some colorful language. Listen at your own risk.

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

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  11. BigMamaTEA says:

    Petition to immediately disclose names of elected officials that have used our tax dollars to pay off victims

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/petition-immediately-disclose-names-elected-officials-have-used-our-tax-dollars-pay-victims

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  12. 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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  13. Lucille says:

    “Doctors Said to Abort Vanellope Because Her Heart Would Be Outside Her Body, But Look at Her Now”
    by Micaiah Bilger – December 13, 2017 – London, England
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/12/13/doctors-said-to-abort-vanellope-because-her-heart-would-be-outside-her-body-but-look-at-her-now/

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  14. free73735 says:

    Prayer Alert: Just read a Drudge article about Kentucky State Rep committed suicide over a sexual misconduct charge. Left behind 5 kids & several grandchildren. Some of his suicide letter was printed in the article. It also mentions PTSD…We (as people & prayer warriors) can’t allow this scourge(chrgs of sexual misconduct) to take people out. Even innocent people are left stained for life. Sometimes we jump to conclusions and assume guilt, especially in a case like this. I don’t know if he was guilty or not.
    It seems to me, this sudden removal of people accused of sexual misconduct from the left, is an attempt to try to get rid of Trump using this as a weapon. They promote & engage in sexual promiscuity & deviance on a regular basis, so there is no way they are really concerned about the charges. They won’t succeed, in removing P Trump, but a lot of drama/trauma can be removed or lessened by prayer! Sad, sad day for himself(Kentucky State Rep) and his family & friends.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Anyone who has had PTSD knows this. The first stage……

      A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted …

      When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,
      Time takes on the strain until it breaks;
      Then all the unattended stress falls in
      On the mind like an endless, increasing weight,

      The light in the mind becomes dim.
      Things you could take in your stride before
      Now become laborsome events of will.

      Weariness invades your spirit.
      Gravity begins falling inside you,
      Dragging down every bone.

      The tide you never valued has gone out.
      And you are marooned on unsure ground.
      Something within you has closed down;
      And you cannot push yourself back to life.

      You have been forced to enter empty time.
      The desire that drove you has relinquished.
      There is nothing else to do now but rest
      And patiently learn to receive the self
      You have forsaken for the race of days.

      At first your thinking will darken
      And sadness take over like listless weather.
      The flow of unwept tears will frighten you.

      You have traveled too fast over false ground;
      Now your soul has come to take you back.

      Take refuge in your senses, open up
      To all the small miracles you rushed through.

      Become inclined to watch the way of rain
      When it falls slow and free.

      Imitate the habit of twilight,
      Taking time to open the well of color
      That fostered the brightness of day.

      Draw alongside the silence of stone
      Until its calmness can claim you.
      Be excessively gentle with yourself.

      Stay clear of those vexed in spirit.
      Learn to linger around someone of ease
      Who feels they have all the time in the world.

      Gradually, you will return to yourself,
      Having learned a new respect for your heart
      And the joy that dwells far within slow time.
      — John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us

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  15. Donna in Oregon says:

    Today I watched Andrew Breitbart 2 times. Once to cheer up, twice to learn the lessons. Feel better now 🙂

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?292185-2/andrew-breitbart-remarks

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  16. ray76 says:

    Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54.

    Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1pm on Monday.

    http://yournewswire.com/surgeon-clinton-haiti-dead/

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