Wednesday February 14th – 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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192 Responses to Wednesday February 14th – Open Thread

  1. dbethd says:

    President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams | February 13, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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  2. patrickhenrycensored says:

    From the hillock the old man watched the procession of those advancing toward the gate.
    Someone called out asking; “Why aren’t you in line?”
    “My Valentine isn’t here yet,” he answered.
    “There’s a chance I may get in. But it really wouldn’t be Heaven to me, if she isn’t there.”

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  3. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Valentines Day Sundance, Menagerie, Ad Rem and. all treepers on every branch


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  4. Apparently there was there a shooting incident outside Fort Meade NSA headquarters.


  5. Luke of the D says:

    School shooting in Florida…


      • maiingankwe says:

        Dang it, this is so wrong. I really thought something like this was going to happen in one of our schools, but I had been thinking it was going to happen last week, not today, not now.

        I know a lot of people would disagree with this, but I’d feel a heck of a lot safer if my child was armed. I actually trust her with a firearm and she’s dang good too. It won’t be long at all before she beats me consistently. However, if there was ever a time that something like this would be passed, I’d heavily push for some serious training and getting signed off on it by a verified instructor with some darn good credentials. O would expect training to include high stress drills, which is essentially getting the blood and adrenaline pumping. It’s one thing to hit a still target, it’s a whole different ball game to hit a moving one under duress. It is so not easy at first and takes lots of practice to make it more second nature.

        I’m serious though. I’m not there to protect my child every day. And to tell off the silly congresswoman, Fredrica, and her silly statement, the safest place for our children should be in their homes with school and church being a close second.

        I am a big proponent for teachers being armed and well trained too. I’m more for that than having other children, since I only trust my own, which is the same other parents would feel about mine. I get it, so I want our teachers trained and I want it posted everywhere. Enough is enough, these are our children, our most precious gifts from our Creator.

        My prayers go out to all of the family members and this community. I am ever so sorry this has happened to them. It’s so wrong.

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      • thinkthinkthink says:

        Thanks for the link GeorgiaFL.

        That site,, is sure laid out better than most news sources.
        No flash, detailed info.


    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Parkland, Florida is in Broward County (home of election fraud last year, bigly). Numerous fatalities and suspect has been taken to the hospital.


  6. BigMamaTEA says:

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  7. Dora says:

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    Uggh! Senate tee-vee…….{cussing-drunken-sailor has returned to my house!!!}

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  9. maiingankwe says:

    Dang, our power just went out. Again. Two weeks ago it was out for more than an hour or so. Two days ago, I stopped at our local gas station and saw their open sign was off. I was going to tell them when I walked in and realized they had lost all power.

    They said they were surprised in the two hours that most of us had cash to pay for our stuff. I have no idea how long it took before they got their power back.

    We’ve just started getting warm temps these past few days, which means snow! Yes, it won’t snow if the temps are too cold. It’s the first it’s been above zero, let alone close to zero, in a lot of weeks, so it’s been nice. However, lots of snow on all of our power lines, and lots and lots of trees bent over from the weight of the snow too. We have two on our road. One broke off last morning. I was going to try and shake the snow off, but when I drove back twenty minutes later it had almost cracked off completely.

    This morning, there was talks on the local radio of freezing rain in the town next to us. We were getting like a spitting snow, not far off from freezing.

    I really hope it doesn’t freeze, we have about a little more than half an inch of ice on all of our roads except the snow covered ones, which would be our dirt roads. We didn’t mind so much when the temps were -30F and colder since it makes the ice a bit stickier. I know, weird, but it is what it is.

    Plus, when it gets real cold, the rotations of our wheels in the same spot over and over helps break up the ice. We were just starting to see little gaps of fresh road. I’m talking tiny gaps, nothing that could really save you. It just gave me hope of more ice breakage and maybe, just maybe we won’t be driving on ice for the whole dang winter. This happened five years ago and it went from around Thanksgiving to the spring melt of April. Ugh.

    Hey! Great news! Our power is back on! Boy, that sure didn’t take long at all, so proud of our boys and at least it’s warm out there for them. I believe it called for low twenties above freezing. Yay! To us that is like a heat wave, I’m serious. Lots of people in shorts and no I am not telling fibs. Heck, even I’m a bit warm.
    Have an awesome and amazing day!

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  10. Dora says:

    Oh Wow!

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  11. Troublemaker10 says:

    Good gosh. Look what Scott Baio has had to go through against a false sexual assualt claim (and he has proof).

    Hack Lisa Bloom – Who Defended Harvey Weinstein – Drags Out Actress to Smear Scott Baio – Scott Baio Responds (VIDEO)

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. thinkthinkthink says:

    So, CNN pays to been seen in airports…

    Propaganda for sure.

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Mittens to make it official

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  15. My husband sent me this gem in an email…& it’s pretty apropos for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

    “Sir William Golding may have been an “oldie”, but he managed to condense a lifetime of experience with women into one brilliant summary statement.

    “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men. They are far superior and always have been. Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be prepared to receive a ton of shit!

    I just couldn’t stop laughing… :-)”

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  16. nikkichico7 says:

    Joel 2:15-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    15 Blow a trumpet in Zion,
    Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly,
    16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
    Assemble the elders,
    Gather the children and the nursing infants.
    Let the bridegroom come out of his room
    And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
    17 Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,
    Weep between the porch and the altar,
    And let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
    And do not make Your inheritance a reproach,
    A byword among the nations.
    Why should they among the peoples say,
    ‘Where is their God?’”

    Psalm 115:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    3 But our God is in the heavens;
    He does whatever He pleases.

    Pvbs 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    The Rewards of Wisdom
    3 My son, do not forget my [a]teaching,
    But let your heart keep my commandments;
    2 For length of days and years of life
    And peace they will add to you.
    3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
    Bind them around your neck,
    Write them on the tablet of your heart.
    4 So you will find favor and good [b]repute
    In the sight of God and man.
    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.
    6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.


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  17. bessie2003 says:

    In other news, there was a Sun spot that NASA and others have been watching, and it did its thing, a giant coronal mass ejection, this one it appears directed toward earth.

    I have found these notices to be a reminder that it is a good time to back up one’s computer and other devices. The article says it could reach earth as soon as today but they are estimating any effects would most likely be felt by the 15th (tomorrow).

    Here is a link to the article, with video and further link within the article to NASA’s spaceweather page.

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  18. BigMamaTEA says:

    On Senate tee-vee…..One Nomination APPROVED tonight…….

    CONFIRMED: Margaret Weichert, of Georgia, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of
    Management and Budget.

    At roughly 7:30 pmEST, Chuckles came to the floor and submitted an Amendment # 1958.

    With him was TurtleHead, who immediately approved it with his “hocus-pocus” (he has a certain number of Senators sign-off on all those procedural matters,(behind closed doors) brings it to the floor and TurtleHead and whoever is manning the Chair approve it. {To me it’s infuriating! They only read the Amdt number, which is not anywhere to be publicly found at the time. It will show up probably tomorrow, maybe late tonight, if Ii stay up and go through the Federal Register.}

    ****This is also how they end up with a bill “printed” overnight, and give Congress-criminals themselves no time to read the end result bill! GRRRRRRRR!

    Then the Senate Adjourned at 7:38pmEST, until 10:00amEST tomorrow.


  19. BigMamaTEA says:

    I’m going to post a segment of an article from Neil Monroe, that I think highlights the reason eyeballs need to be on the Senate this week with regard to immigration. TurtleHead can not be trusted.

    …….”This week’s Senate debate on immigration was designed by McConnell, and it helps an informal coalition of Democrats and business-first Republicans collect 60 votes to pass an amnesty and prevent any cutbacks in legal immigration.”

    ……..McConnell designed the even-handed debate rule after helping Democrats’ retreat from their pro-amnesty, unpopular and damaging government shutdown mistake in January. His rule says Senators will start with an empty bill and insert whatever proposals get 60 votes……”

    ……”McConnell could have followed the normal procedure he used in the tough fight over the tax bill ­ only allow a vote on a single option. For example, he could have allowed only an up-or-down vote on Grassley’s bill implementing Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration proposal. That single-vote strategy would force red-state Democrats and business-first Republicans to vote for Grassley’s immigration-and-amnesty bill if they wanted to have any popular pro-American immigration-reform vote on their resume before the November election, even though it comes packaged with an amnesty.”

    …..”But McConnell’s empty-bill rules means that many Senators can first fake a vote for Trump’s plan ­ and then swiftly push through a pro-business, cheap-labor amnesty…….

    ……..”That process can be accomplished if Democratic Senators coordinate to keep the vote for Trump’s plan just below the threshold of 60 votes. Once that fake pro-Trump vote is accomplished, then 11 or more business-first Republicans can jump over the Democrats to deliver 60 votes for the amnesty bill they prefer to pass, for example, the amnesty plan developed by the swinging Senators or perhaps the plan offered by amnesty enthusiast Sen. Jeff Flake.”

    …….”That fake-then-real vote process can help roughly ten red-state Democrats ­ and perhaps 15 business-first Republicans ­ wrap themselves in a pro-Trump vote before the November election while also delivering the amnesty sought by their business allies”…….

    …..”The only way this [Senate debate] comes out as a positive for President Trump is if the Senate passes the Grassley bill, as it is, or with good amendments, and then it has to be passed in the House as is or conferenced with the Goodlatte bill from the House …”

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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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  21. Lucille says:

    The international and domestic Left definitely wants to corrupt our children. Child abuse approved, for all intents and purposes, by the U. N. …

    New UN Document Pushes Planned Parenthood’s Abortion and Sex-Ed Agenda on 5-Year-Olds
    By Micaiah Bilger – February 14, 2018 | WASHINGTON, DC


  22. BigMamaTEA says:

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  23. Lucille says:

    Obama’s legacy: Iran-backed Hizballah says it will have nearly 500,000 missiles aimed at Israel within a year
    February 14, 2018 5:08 PM by Robert Spencer

    Paid for by Barack Hussein Obama’s pallets of cash delivered to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Treason is defined as giving aid and comfort to the enemy. How is Obama not guilty of treason?


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