Monday February 19th – 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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301 Responses to Monday February 19th – Open Thread

  1. WSB says:

    Let’s try this again. John Wayne’s US History Variety Show…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Keln says:

    Not sure how many will read this, as open thread is not as popular as the daily potus thread, but this is the proper place for it and the other thread isn’t. Concerning my behavior last night, I must apologize to everyone. I about lost my mind last night due to what turned out to be a major misunderstanding at work. It involved a new manager who just took over for the one that hired me and some really terrible communication on their part. I made assumptions based on what was said to me and my mind ran with it.

    I’ve been apologized to and I am getting what I was originally promised and we should be ok. The reason I lost it like I did was basically the result of a “straw that broke the camel’s back”. Bad things piled up to the point where I simply cracked. No, I was not on drugs, as one person suggested (lol), but I was very much freaking out.

    None of this excuses using SD and company’s website like I did, and for that I apologize to the CTH team. I also want to thank all of you that wanted to reach out to help. No matter what I said last night, I don’t think I could, in good conscience, accept such help unless I had exhausted all other possibilities and it was the only way to feed my family. I also am certain I will be fine now in that regard.

    I’ve been dreading re-reading my post from last night and responding to it all day, and I am obviously very embarrassed. But I am also very touched by how you guys responded. I also am always grateful for prayers. When any of us flips out like I did, and loses that feeling of control we always think we have, we should be turning to God and remember that it is He who actually has control.

    I obviously forgot that last night and panicked. I am certain some of you prayed for me, and I am certain God’s hand moved because of it.

    Thank you Treepers,


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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Big Hug, Keln… very big hug! I know what it is like to be in that place…

      Very happy to hear you are okay and DON’T be embarrassed for reaching out…

      Liked by 7 people

    • Shadrach says:

      I’m just glad you are okay. No shame in asking for help when you need it. I don’t think any less of you for it….there’s been a time or two where I had to ask for help myself, and I’m as stubborn and prideful as they come. God bless and keep you and your family!

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    • MaFreeman says:

      There is NO need to apologize, no need to feel embarrassed… not as far as I’m concerned at least. But SO glad you’re OK. We’re TREEPERS sharing a sometime shaky branch. Again, thank God you’re OK. You are loved … even by lurkers. BIG HUG.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      {{hugs}} I don’t remember if I responded. I know I wasn’t sure what to say. But, I am so very glad that everything is all right.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      God bless you keln


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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thanks for responding and letting us know you are okay. I was at a loss as to what to do, so I prayed for you and your family. I’m so glad things are looking up.

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    • Don’t know and don’t care what you posted last night,just well wishes to you and your family.


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Keln…..Were you not here long enough during the campaign to realize that the CTH family, are called The Last Refuge for a reason. Even just to rant!

      What scared us was the fact we had not heard from you in a while, and you were reaching out (next time Daily Open thread please {grin} and didn’t give us INFORMATION to contact you back, which of course then, at least speaking for myself as a Mom, I imagined the worst, and then no one could figure out how to reach out to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      (Btw, thanks for checking in, we were starting to get on a roll, and had the beginning of the CTH Posse looking for you. You’re probably more visible online than you want to be!ha!)

      Oh, and it doesn’t matter what some commenters might not have said, they probably weren’t here at the time you were. Only the one’s who know you matter.

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      • MaFreeman says:

        Amen “Mama”.

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      • Dixie says:

        I missed it but it’s just as well. All would be forgiven regardless and his apology above is obviously sincere and heartfelt. So I’m glad all is well for Keln.

        But HEY! BigMamaTea, it’s good to know if any of us were in trouble, you’d come looking for us! Very comforting and I’m sure your message to Keln was too.

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    • Deb says:

      So glad the situation us looking up. Everyone needs help from time to time. God bless you and your family Keln. You are loved!

      Liked by 1 person

    • rashomon says:

      Keln, we’ve all been there at some time and are simply glad you are OK. After all we Treepers have been through together, coming here to express your fears seems logical to me. Stay strong of faith and keep us advised. We love you!

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    • yamabudo says:

      I am so glad things are looking up today. And I am impressed by your sincere post above (not sure if i read the rant one or not actually). May God’s peace be with you and yours!


    • KBR says:

      Oh Keln! So glad to hear from you! I had a dinner meeting this evening and just got home, and ran to check and see if anyone had heard from you.
      Everybody has moments like that so don’t feel bad.
      Good to know you are hanging in there!

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    • Ddanna says:

      No apology needed — just relieved everything is better today. God bless you and your family!

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    • Cisco says:


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    • Keln, I’m glad you are ok. Some of us have been there and understand…


    • llamamama3 says:

      I am so relieved you are okay! God Bless you Keln. Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

    • dbethd says:

      Thank you for the update. I came back here just to see if there was word from you. Many of us were worried. No apologies necessary. Keep us posted. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.


    • ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

      God bless and give you peace. .


    • MAJA says:

      So glad your concerns have been resolved. I’m sorry you went through it and so admire your post here. A true gentleman!


  3. Shadrach says:

    Have you guys ever heard of Mr Jacob Rees Mogg? He’s awesome:

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    • wondering999 says:

      That was so interesting! Thank you for posting. I had seen the man’s name but had not yet listened to his voice, which is very persuasive. Rees-Mogg is calm, courteous yet doesn’t back down a bit, while the interviewer clearly tries to “alarm”, harry or inflame.

      At the end the interviewer takes up questions that are probably never asked of Muslim politicians in Britain? Rees-Mogg is Catholic and anti-abortion, responding to the interviewer’s questions by saying that conception begins at life and must be protected.

      I do not have adamant views on the abortion issue (also euthanasia — when it’s time for me to leave I’d prefer death be quick and relatively painless as opposed to agonizing and drawn-out). Whatever my personal views, Rees-Mogg would probably have my vote if I were a Briton (which I’m not). His manner inspires confidence. He delivers unusually rational words and demeanor, very reassuring

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  4. jindfw says:

    Who’s going to India tonight on DJT’s private 757? Started at JFK, stopped off in Shannon, Ireland, Cairo and now appears to be headed toward Gujarat- home of Modi. Hmmmm?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sandra-VA says:

    Not sure how I feel about this new frontier:

    Very interesting piece. Starts out with some fakery by the CIA to retrieve a soviet sub during the cold war and culminates in we (as in humans) are going to DESTROY the ocean floor in order to end reliance on carbon based fuels….


  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Best In Rescue Dog Show is on right now. Just watched the Best in Kissing. These are such beautiful dogs. Rescue dogs are winner.

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  7. patrickhenrycensored says:

    This rendition of the National Anthem was so bad colin kaepernick stood up.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lucille says:

    “Amazing Image Shows Bright Light and Sparks That Occur at Conception”
    By Dave Andruski – February 19, 2018 | 6:45PM WASHINGTON, DC

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  9. 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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  10. nikkichico7 says:

    Ephesians 4:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,


  11. nikkichico7 says:

    1 John 4:11-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.


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  12. covfefe999 says:

    Did you all see the story about dirty San Francisco linked on Drudge’s site? Amazing. Look at all of the needles! Is that a city that passes out needles to addicts? And in the story they say they have a large number of public restrooms and yet still the street dwellers and addicts are crapping on the sidewalks and streets. Watch the video, it’s bizarre.


    • covfefe999 says:

      Forgot to add some kind of snarky comment about Nancy Pelosi. Doesn’t she maintain a home in San Francisco?


      • covfefe999 says:

        Drudge headline story is even better, I hope Sundance has an article about it. MSM promoted the Russian-run anti-Trump rallies. Gave them free air time and adtertisement via “reporting”. lol


  13. 4beagles says:

    It’ll be done Right…

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 4beagles says:

    A Nutter Good 1

    Liked by 1 person

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