Thursday January 18th – 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 โ€ 

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151 Responses to Thursday January 18th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:


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    • Jim in TN says:

      I had a college roommate who gave out little pamphlets like this. He had a catalog to order them. There was a pamphlet listed to prove every religion wrong, except his. And I don’t mean every religion but Christianity, or those that some say aren’t christian. Every main stream and every minor christian sect was listed. Catholics and Protestants of all types, including similar evangelical churches.

      And i am still curious how one can know that the first time she took Christ as her Savior was false (p 7), but that last time was real p (11-12).


  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy CURSDAY, Treepers . . .

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  4. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday. Vet Ranch is a YouTube channel which features dogs and cats which have been rescued in Texas and are in need of serious veterinary care. YouTube made them post two vids, one actually showing the operations, and the other without, as people complained about blood, etc.

    This is the “without” version…

    Stop, Resuscitate, and Listen – Saving Baby Ice
    Vet Ranch YouTube Channel

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    • millwright says:

      Reminds me of a Mike Rowe video regarding cutting of lambs ! Those cut rapidly recovered while those “banded ” ( per PETA, ASPCA et al dicta ) Rowe reported were far less active and seemed to be in pain . As I recall MR was perhaps in more “pain” from having to perform the cutting procedure as it involved grabbing mouthful of exposed testicles and spitting them into a bucket for later human consumption ! ( Wonder how that would have gone over on this YouTube video ! )

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


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  6. millwright says:

    Sortta snowed in so I”m enjoying the sh**storm from an obviously disappointed tribe of media circus clowns ( and their usual coterie of sycophantic “personalities” ) obviously unable to deal with our President’s hale and hearty health status ! From the questions fired at the White House “presser” I conclude most in attendance have ethics lower than snake’s bellies in deep wagon ruts ! But they’re matched by the ilk of Maxine Waters, Corey Booker, Jeff Flake ( how apropos ! ) and the SPLC ! From the universality of the reactions issuing from the “progs” our President DJT is doing good !

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  7. millwright says:

    On a personal note; many thanks for fellow Treepers suggestions following my lady’s recent MVA. After some initial stumbling we just amicably settled with the other driver’s insurer ! Wife’s new SUV needs some work to pass NJ DMV inspection and the settlement ought to cover it ! Our mechanic gets some money for storage of her car and we’re giving him the car. PH is a “good guy” and I expect our “paying it forward ” will be returned !

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  8. thinkthinkthink says:

    “The wicked run away even when no one is chasing them;
    the right-living, however, stand their ground as boldly as lions.”
    Prov. 28:1

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  9. ray76 says:

    These are the “dreamers”

    Illegal alien at US school waves Mexican flag on graduation stage

    Mexicans Offended, No American Flags At Football Game at South Carolina School

    Mexicans at US school raise Mexican flag, patriotic students take it down, sent home with a “diversity letter”

    Mexicans raise flag above US flag. Patriotic student takes down Mexican flag and gets suspended

    At a US school in California students are sent home for wearing a US flag t-shirt

    9th Circuit says it’s ok, it’s “for safety”. Why would there by any danger? Hmm? Those darling “dreamers” might be violent?

    Students in Orange County briefly blocked the Riverside Freeway and Santa Ana Freeway in Fullerton, waving Mexican flags and tossing a rock that smashed the window of a CHP cruiser.

    Student forced to pledge allegiance to Mexico

    At a US school in California, Mexican students take down the US flag and raise a Mexican flag

    Plenty of school administrators either promote the invasion or are cowering capitulating enablers

    We are being colonized. Watch it through the end. You’ll be sick to your stomach.

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  10. smiley says:

    paper mache sculptures by New York artist, Will Kurtz


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  11. dogsmaw says:

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  12. Dora says:

    Alexander Kremer ‘Winter Play’ (2010)

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  13. smiley says:

    good article…

    Please Don’t Shut Down The Government, Democrats, Because That Would Be Awful (Not)

    Jan 18, 2018

    “Schumerhole” {{snicker}}

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    • WhistlingPast says:


      Kurt Schlicter is one of the best political writers today. I was pleased when Joe Dan Gorman placed him in the Intellectual Frogslegs Top Five, along with our highly esteemed Sundance. Rarefied altitude indeed!

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  14. Dora says:

    Whether you are Catholic or not, this Pope is such an embarrassment.



    โ€œAnd it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.โ€ Zechariah 12:9 (KJV)

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  15. smiley says:


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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. Fishelsea says:

    Anyone remember the “who is doing the leaking thread”. Can’t find it. Help


  18. Dora says:

    I’ve gone to Washington many times for the Life March. Each time the organizers are hoping this one will be the last. Maybe someday it will be.


    Hereโ€™s Why Hundreds of Thousands of People Will Join the March for Life This Week

    Each year, the March for Life theme is carefully chosen to reflect the message we deem most needed for the hearts and minds of our community and our country.

    Though we look forward to gathering the pro-life community in our nationโ€™s capital on Jan. 19 it is our sincere hope that love will one day prevail, and that this 45 annual March for Life will be the last of its kind.

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  19. BT a/k/a BT in SC says:

    Whoo Hoo! CTH has SIX links at Doug Ross Journal today!! YAY SD!!!

    People ARE going to learn the truth…

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day
    โ€œPride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.โ€
    Prov 16:18 (KJV)

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  21. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 8 people

  22. Paintingjan says:

    Deplorable vet’ to join Rep. Sean Duffy at SOTU
    Republican lawmaker steps in after Army veteran Ricky Taylor offered to take Maxine Waters’ vacant seat.

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  23. duchess01 says:

    Amazing Dog Performs CPR, Squats and Press Ups in Heelwork To Music Routine | Crufts 2017

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  24. Dora says:

    I like this one.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Posted January 16 Updated January 17 – H/T

    Groundbreaking Portland police officer put on leave after arrest in Massachusetts

    Zahra Munye Abu, the first Somali immigrant to serve on the city’s force, is charged in Worcester with 5 misdemeanors, including assault.


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  26. smiley says:

    why we can’t stand TV anymore…

    Michael Wolff’s “Fire And Fury” To Become TV Series

    Jan 17, 2018

    …just in time for the 2020 campaign !

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  27. duchess01 says:


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  28. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    A Political Party Will Not Save Your Soul!


  29. dbethd says:

    Congressional Gold Medal recipient Senator Bob Dole | January 17, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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  30. Lucille says:

    For Old Times’ Sake…

    Elvis Meeting Cary Grant and Sammy Davis Junior After a Show

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  31. quintrillion says:

    This is very exciting for MN. I was hoping for Michele Bachmann but it seems there is a Male Republican running for Governor that has many of the same qualities…This would be sooooooo great for MN

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  32. Lucille says:

    Turkey is an enemy state…all the U.S. diplomatic skills need to be brought to bear WITHOUT giving in to the jihadis. The Kurds deserve their own nation, but it’s up to them to get it, not the U.S. Our moral support of their aspirations means a great deal to those courageous Kurds who desire freedom.

    “Turkey threatens action against US-allied Syrian Kurds plan”
    by Christine Douglass-Williams – January 18, 2018

    Turkey has vowed to:
    “take action against a United States-supported plan to establish a Kurdish-majority force of 30,000 troops in Syria โ€œregardless of who backs themโ€, cautioned Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    ROD ROSENSTEIN went into Paul Ryno’s office at the last minute and pleaded with Ryno NOT to released the House Intel Committee SUBPOENED documents that the Intel Committee are looking at today.

    {Along with Rosenstein’s earlier history of being a prosecutor in the original halted-sealed- & gagged Rosatom prosecution {which I have been digging into}……..I’m starting to think Rosenstein needs to be fired himself!)

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  34. nikkichico7 says:

    It is cursday, right? ๐Ÿ˜



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  35. TeaForAll says:

    House of Horror
    California Hospital has set up a fund for the 13 Children that were abused and tortured


  36. dogsmaw says:


    Fired Megyn Kelly Today staffer claims show is rife with bullying via @MailOnline

    ewwww its getting real toxic @NBCNEWS…sigh it happens to the best of us eh?

    EXCLUSIVE: Megyn Kelly Today staffer is FIRED after claiming show is ‘toxic and demeaning’, rife with bullying and its two bosses abuse their assistants and ‘scapegoat’ the staff

    Kevin Bleyer was fired as head writer of Megyn Kelly Today earlier this week after making complaints about bullying by its two top bosses has obtained bombshell email he sent to ex-colleagues revealing claims of bullying by co-executive producers Jackie Levin and Christine Cataldi

    Bleyer says Cataldi called her assistant ‘an idiot’, Levin also abused her assistant and she called him a ‘f***ing whiner’

    Dossier he sent to multiple staff members says Levin used NBC resources to edit her son’s a capella college singing group’s video

    There is no suggestion Megyn Kelly, who has used show to speak out against harassment and workplace bullying, was aware of the allegations

    Claims are latest to rock Today show after Matt Lauer was fired for sexual harassment and come after executive producer Don Nash left on Wednesday

    Blyer claims he told NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and NBC corporate HR about issues but NBC spokesperson says it is ‘unfair attack’

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    • Lucille says:

      Wow, women in a bitchy, overbearing, manipulative business acting in the exact same manner. And these are the people other lefties think are leaders. Makes me sick.


  37. dogsmaw says:

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  38. BigMamaTEA says:

    On Senate tee-vee…..The Senate is voting to accept the message from the House re: the HR 195 The Continuing Resolution Act

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Senate voted to proceed


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        TurtleHead was doing his next mumble…..which would bring forth an amendt to amendt x 10. Schmucky stood at the podium “strenuously objecting!” AND posting a stmt from the spokesperson from the Pentagon complaining that the Pentagon has run on CR’s for 3 years. Schumer wants a Cloture vote NOW. (In this case I agree with Schmucky) which Schumer is saying “we all know how it’s going to turn out.”

        NOW, Schumer is attempting to lecture and moralize on the fact that no appropriation bills have been brought forward, and that as Schmucky says “The Majority Leader… friend, essentially has told us earlier, it’s take it or leave it.”

        Now, Schmucky is blaming Trump.


        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Schmucky should’ve quieted Little Dicky all of this week, and focused on what he wants now. All I know……now, Schmucky is trying to be Mr.Republican and can’t we just get along!!!


  39. andeclain says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  40. Cisco says:

    I’d like to say thank everyone here for the kind words, thoughts and prayers.
    While it was still a rough night, they brought comfort.


    • Lucille says:

      We’re more than glad, Cisco, to be your prayer partners during this challenging time for your friend, his family, and you. God bless!


  41. BigMamaTEA says:

    TurtleHead just found his ballz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He just yelled on the floor (well, for TurtleHead)

    TurtleHead just yelled that the DACA issue is not DUE TIL MARCH!


  42. BigMamaTEA says:

    Schmuck. is complaining about “kicking the can down the road!” At this point? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!


  43. BigMamaTEA says:

    It’s ALIVE! TurtleHead is alive!!

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  44. BigMamaTEA says:

    Both #2’s (pun intended) Cornyn and Little Dicky had their say. Then TurtleHead made a motion to continue. Angus King (I) Objected to the Motion.

    Senate went away somewhere off-camera.

    TurtleHead just came back, and adjourned the Senate until 11:00amEST tomorrow.


  45. dogsmaw says:

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