Sunday December 31st – 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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215 Responses to Sunday December 31st – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    Just a few hours and it will be 2018 all over America. Happy New Year, America, and each and every patriot starting with fellow Treepers. May God bless our land and us with justice and mercy.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Damn I am so glad I don’t live in California any more…
    Not sure I even want to visit that state any more either.
    Maybe its time for Californians to take some pointers from Iran.
    Six Insane California Laws That Go Into Effect Monday

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  3. Dora says:

    Yikes! They’ve turned it into a Fortress!

    New Year’s Eve in Times Square to have unprecedented security, NYPD says

    More cops, more bomb-sniffing dogs and more police snipers than ever are being deployed by the NYPD for New Year’s Eve to protect the 2 million spectators expected to cram Times Square to usher in 2018, department leaders said Thursday.

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    • Minnie says:

      As well they should, Dora, NO ONE better than NYPD when it comes to preparedness (but then again, I’m a little biased!

      Personally, I wouldn’t want to be out in that frigid air for more than 10 minutes, but for those souls brave enough to endure icicles at the end of their noses, God Bless Them!

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    • Minnie says:

      Forecast for midnight: 11*

      Not including the wind chill factor

      Oy!! 😐


    • nimrodman says:

      “Part and parcel” of living w/ muzzie diversity.
      I guess the “cultural vibrancy” we get in return is kebabs

      … or something …


      • Bendix says:

        They never mention what all the security is meant to prevent.
        I too am biased in favor of the NYPD.
        I hope everyone who comes to New York, The Greatest City In The World, has an absolutely wonderful time.
        They will be so packed in, the will keep each other warm, with any luck.


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! nimrod, you made me snort my drink! {wiping screen}


  4. kinthenorthwest says:

    2018 is going to be one heck of an auspicious year.

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  5. Minnie says:

    Thank you, Sundance, Menagerie, AdRem and all Treepers for making 2017 a wonderful memory.

    I thank President Trump from the bottom of my heart, and all of you fine folks here at CTH, for keeping the insanity to a minimum.

    God Bless You and your loved ones.

    May we usher in 2018 with faith, hope, love, charity, grace, dignity and strength.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017
    Victory in Jesus in 2018 for Almighty God’s Honor and Glory!

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  7. Chicago->Arizona says:

    I recommend : The Power of Positive Thinking authored by Norman Vincent Peale. Mr. Peal was a mentor to President Trump in his youth. A great read. Start the New Year on a positive note.

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  8. golsono says:

    Ring the bells, that still can ring.
    There is a crack in everything.
    That’s how the light gets in.
    Leonard Cohen

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Dora says:

    A nice story to start the new year.


    Baldwin family welcomes 5 new additions

    The Bryants had three biological children of their own and planned on adopting one child. But when they found out the children were separated in foster care, they wanted make sure they stayed together.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Lucille says:

    WikiLeaks Drops Proof That NYTimes Colluded With Hillary Clinton
    December 31, 2017 by Joseph Curl

    Liked by 1 person

  11. amwick says:

    So, 2018. The Year of Justice or just us?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Plain Jane says:

    For years DH and I have had a difficult time finding light hearted or just plain funny or good movies that don’t accost our hearts, minds or souls. A few months ago we saw How To Marry a Millionaire. Silly but fun.

    Last night we watched The Philadelphia Story. Tonight will be African Queen. Guess we are going to focus on old, old movies.

    Does anyone have other suggestions to add?

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  13. dogsmaw says:

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  14. duchess01 says:

    2018 in Moscow: Fireworks display over Red Square & St Basil’s Cathedral

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  15. dogsmaw says:


  16. nimrodman says:

    Gracias, Dios

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Dora says:

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Ono says:

    Not having to listen to Kathlee Griffin


    Liked by 4 people

  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    God Bless Zackari Parrish

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Rurik says:

    Wishing a Happy and Successful New Year to all the Treepers. And to Governor Moonbeam and our little Un-Kim, not so much.


  21. kinthenorthwest says:

    Cute Pic

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  22. dogsmaw says:


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  23. nikkichico7 says:

    In honor of the sermon duchess01 posted up thread: Victory in Jesus


  24. This was interesting.

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  25. bessie2003 says:

    The 2017 State of the Judiciary Report has just been released by Chief Justice John Roberts. Here’s a link to it. It is 16 pages.

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  26. Bendix says:

    I’m not a church goer, but I attended Christmas Eve, and I went again earlier this evening.
    Something that struck me from the sermon, the pastor said that when we talk about hope, we usually talk about wishes.
    He said that in the Bible, it is sometimes used that way too, but usually when hope is mentioned, it is in the biblical sense of, the confident expectation that God is at work.
    He said that more than once. “The confident expectation that God is at work”.
    I never knew that.
    Hope is a word we have seen abused a lot in recent years.
    I am really glad to know that other meaning.
    Happy New Year to all.
    God bless President Trump, God bless the Treepers.

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  27. Minnie says:

    Tonight, TCM, Thin-Man-athon πŸ‘

    William Powell and Myrna Loy, all 6 movies!

    And Asta, too 🐢

    Enjoy! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

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    • Cisco says:

      Oh, my, wonderful!
      Myrna: You were shot in the tabloids.
      Powell: It never came close to the tabloids.
      Talking about when the Thin Man was shot at.
      Bullet missed, but fake news even then had him hit.
      That’s the best i can remember the lines.
      It was set around Christmas and Powell was shooting at ornaments hanging on the tree with a pellet gun.

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  28. 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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  29. andeclain says:

    To all the good people on CTH:

    And finally, let us hear said to each one of us the beautiful blessing in today’s First Reading:
    β€œThe Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
    and be gracious to you;
    the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
    and give you peace.”

    Happy 2018. MAGA!

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  30. Conservativeinny says:

    Happy New Year!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  31. amwick says:

    Well now, less than seven minutes left in this old, old year.. 2017 soon will belong in history…. and what history… one hundered years from now,,, it will fill history books. Bye z bye…
    It’s been real.. πŸ™‚

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