Monday March 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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238 Responses to Monday March 19th – Open Thread

  1. (Newser) – The father of a boy who has Down syndrome is suing the Boys Scouts of America for blocking his son from becoming an Eagle scout and revoking his merit badges. Logan Blythe has been a scout through the National Parks Council in Utah. His father, Chad, says the 15-year-old has advanced because the council has made accommodations when necessary, per the AP. “All those [badges], he just literally did the best he could, and our local leaders accepted it and were happy with it,” Chad Blythe tells the Salt Lake Tribune. For his Eagle project, Logan had planned to create kits for babies with special needs. Local officials signed off on the plan, but the national organization then disagreed.

    What’s more, the national organization voided every merit badge Logan obtained. The family sued the Boy Scouts and the Utah National Parks Council for “outrageous and reckless conduct.” A spokesperson for the organization disagrees with the family’s assertion that the decision is discriminatory, adding that the group offered the Blythes “a path to earning alternative merit badges based on [Logan’s] abilities.” All scouts earn badges by performing the same or similar tasks, a principle that promotes equity, says the spokesperson. (The group has budged on accepting girls.)


    • olderwiser21 says:

      Yeah, I can’t wait for the Boy Scouts to just completely disappear. They all over the place on their policies and procedures. Have a little common sense for crying out loud.

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  2. Since I finally figured this out, I will post some pics of my Mom’s paintings:

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  3. This is named “The Wake.” I watched her painting this when I was 13.

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  4. Just one more and I’ll quit. I am trying to get an art gallery in Wayne, NE do a showing of her paintings since she took her first painting course at Wayne State College.

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  5. OK – just ONE more – my Egyptian Arabian stallion I lost some years ago. Note the wide chest and wide, flat knees. He had a natural park action that would take your breath away.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Oh my gosh!! We own Arabians and half/Arabs as well. The Park horses are amazing – yours looks like a beauty. Sorry you lost him – breaks your heart, doesn’t it?? Did you ever go to Scottsdale for the big show there in February?

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      • I haven’t been to Scottsdale but I went to the Arabian National Show in Tulsa, OK in 2012. Unfortunately, I was sick at the time so was unable to enjoy it as much as I would have liked. The Park classes and the Costume class were my favorites, as well as the At Liberty demonstrations. Oh, I still miss my boy, no doubt. Having him in my life literally helped save my sanity at times. He was 94% Blue List Egyptian, with truly royal bloodlines – Fadl, Ibn Rabdaan, Messaoud, etc. These bloodlines are featured often in Judith Forbes book “The Classic Arabian Horse.” No doubt you are familiar with it.


    • amwick says:

      Such a handsome boy. I am sorry for your loss.

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      • He also had the most wonderful, loving temperament – a real “live in the tent” attitude. The horses of the Bedouins lived in the tents with their masters.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          Yes, Nebraska – I love the sweet Arabs – many people assume they are “high strung” when actually, they are just extremely sensitive and intelligent. My mare follows me around like a big puppy – same with my daughter’s gelding. The Bedouins used to keep their mares in their tents with them because they were so valuable. #lovemyhorse

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  6. Not to be lost in the noise today..
    Exciting WEEK/Month/Year(s) to be ALIVE! For politics…
    I Finally got to talk w/my Court appointed Attorney today…
    W/out disclosing details, I’m to talk/or see with (this person) at length in the next Day or 2..
    I’m NOT “thrilled” … YET…

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  7. Ziiggii says:

    Hopefully this works… this is so freaking COOL!

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  8. Hmmm…..think she was ticked off at the Broward County Sheriff?

    “A woman drove her car through the side of a Broward County police substation and set herself on fire on Monday.

    Broward County, FL – A woman drove a car filled with accelerants into the Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s District One substation in Pembroke Park on Monday morning.

    A red Toyota Camry crashed through the windows of the sheriff’s substation, and drove right in, WPLG reported.

    WTVJ’s news helicopter captured footage of firefighters breaking through that wall of windows to where the car was stopped and appeared to be smoking.

    Broward County police officials said a fire erupted inside the vehicle after the woman crashed into the station.”


  9. Mary Morse says:

    I’ve been playing in photoshop and just created my first meme. Can someone tell me how to share it here? (No Facebook, Twitter, cloud accounts, etc. to post it first.) Thanks for your help.

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  10. Mary Morse says:

    I’ve been playing in photoshop and just created my first meme. Can someone tell me how to share it here? (No Facebook, Twitter, cloud accounts, etc. to post it first.) Thanks for your help.


  11. Comrade Mope says:

    OK kids, many of you know the story of how I single-handedly defeated Hillary’s presidential campaign by sending her campaign a dollar. Today, because of that donation, I received an e-mail from San Fran Nan about how she needs 50,000 signatures to combat Trump’s attack on the Muh Russia investigation. I am getting a little tired of these e-mails, but instead of having them delete my address I thought I would ask The Treepers™ if I should first unleash my secret weapon.
    All it would take is for me to send her a dollar and within a week this thing is over. She’d be finished. Nobody ever survives my donation.

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    • Comrade Mope says:

      Never mind. They are done. Watch, within a week they will be toast.

      Date Recipent Amount
      2018-03-19 DCCC $1.00

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      • Comrade Mope says:

        Nancy Pelosi
        Mar 20 at 11:59 AM
        It makes me sick to my stomach.

        First, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan passed an outrageous tax break for their billionaire donors — and slashed Medicare and the Affordable Care Act to pay for it.

        And today, I watched Republican donors pay Trump and Ryan back.

        Trump and Ryan are holding a fundraising dinner with all those billionaires — and Fox News just announced they raked in $3O,OOO,OOO. In one single day.

        I’m disgusted.

        If we can’t respond, the Republicans win. We lose our chance to defeat them.

        Before their dinner tonight, I’m calling on your help to stand up to the Republicans. I’ll personally triple-match the first 2,OOO gifts I get in the door before 8PM.

        Will you pitch in $1?

        lolololol Oh my sides are aching!


  12. Oldie but a goodie, IMO – I LOL every time I read it!

    The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

    The auditor said, “Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.”

    “I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,” says Grandpa. “How about a demonstration?”

    The auditor thinks for a moment and says, “OK. Go ahead.”

    Grandpa says, “I’ll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.”

    The auditor thinks a moment and says, “It’s a bet.”

    Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor’s jaw drops.

    Grandpa says, “Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.”

    The auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.

    Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye. The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.

    “Want to go double or nothing?” Grandpa asks. “I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.”

    The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again. Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’s desk.

    The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win. But Grandpa’s attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.

    “Are you OK?” the auditor asks.

    “Not really,” says the attorney. “This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it.”

    Don’t mess with old people!

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  13. patrickhenrycensored 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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  14. Lucille says:

    “N.J. district facing backlash over gun photo suspensions changes policy”
    By Jeff Goldman – NJ Advance Media for

    “The Lacey school district quietly changed a policy last week that prohibited students from legally handling a gun off campus after being threatened with a lawsuit by a gun advocacy organization.”

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