Saturday April 7th – 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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208 Responses to Saturday April 7th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    It’s Caturday!

    Liked by 20 people

    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Wow….during the hurricane the guards refused to leave their posts.

      On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabel approaching Washington, DC, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They refused, β€œNo way, sir!”

      So proud of our military…brings tears…..

      Liked by 14 people

    • Tired Mom says:

      We watched a sentinel guard the tomb on a sweltering 96-degree day, and the poor soldier was sick. At the far end of the length he paced was a small structure, a little guard house. Everytime he got to that side of the tomb, he walked in to the guard house, threw up, mopped his brow, straightened his uniform and hat, and went right back to his duty. He marched perfectly straight and tall, never faltered. Continued his work until the changing of the guard, and managed that process perfectly as well. Amazing.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Lucille says:

    Happy Caturday….

    Liked by 15 people

  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Cathy M. says:

    “Black Gun Owner Slams Gov’t: Why Do You Want To Take Away My Rights?”
    This guy is on a roll!
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/05/north-carolina-black-gun-owner-gun-rights/

    Liked by 12 people

    • millwright says:

      The best 8 minutes on gun control ever ! ( with my apologies to Bill Whittle ) This gentleman’s rant needs to go viral !

      Liked by 5 people

    • ruralnc says:

      Thank you, Cathy M! I live 20 minutes from Greensboro and very active in my county’s GOP organization. Hopefully we can contact this man to speak to our org where he’ll be welcomed with open arms and his words very much appreciated. I expect one of our members may already know him. I’m excited about the possibility of meeting him and so appreciate your post to set this in action.

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      • Cathy M. says:

        I’m sure he would accept the invitation.
        He was on FOX yesterday.
        He has a you tube site & provides his contact info at the end of this interview.
        http://video.foxnews.com/v/5765389276001/?#sp=show-clips

        Love TN (well middle & east TN).
        I had been stationed in Nashville (lived in Thompsons Station) 5 yrs.

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        • ruralnc says:

          Thank you, Cathy M.,for all you’ve done. I contacted my fellow GOP officers, and our chair will contact Mark for a Second Amendment Rally here on May 5th.

          Through my Tennessee journeys I’ve met the kindest people I’ve ever known. For some reason we’ve had vehicle break-downs there and always a good person comes to our rescue,even one who drove us back to NC. I love your state and especially all you wonderful people there. Many thanks and blessings to you.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    The modern classical guitar came into existence in the mid-1800’s, well after the passing of J.S. Bach. Much of his music still sounds pretty doggone good when transcribed and played on guitar.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Judicial Watch Sues For Documents On Activities Of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/judicial-watch-sues-for-documents-on-activities-of-george-soros-open-society-foundations/

    IMHO this is the key to the Baltics, the 5-Eyes, and Brennan’s participation in the muh Russia Trump collusion planning. Nuland and Farkus were there too.

    George Soros just dumped $18 Billion into his Open Society Foundation.

    Coincidence? Nope….

    Liked by 14 people

  7. Janie M. says:

    So stinkin’ cute. Bet you can’t view this and not smile.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Janie M. says:

    Happy Big Cat Caturday! πŸ’•

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers!

    Liked by 11 people

    • Garrison Hall says:

      Little Tinkerbell celebrated her first year with us a few weeks ago. Early one especially cold morning before daylight, I heard a kitten in distress outside our window. I went to investigate but, on hearing me, the kitten went quiet. I put some food out but later that morning when I went to investigate, the food was untouched. Then the most amazing thing happened. We have a grizzled, battle-scared and street-tough old Tom kitty who adopted us. Observing me look for the kitten, he went straight to where the she was hiding under a car-cover, brought her out and showed her where the food dish was.. Even though she’s now a grown-up Tom still treats her like a kitten, grooming and cuddling her as though she was still the tiny foundling that so desperately needed a home.

      Liked by 22 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Aw …. adorable 😍❀️❀️❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Lucille says:

    Here’s 5 stories the MSM ignored this week
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

    Liked by 8 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Yes, she is a national gem. One America News has ALWAYS covers our President’s rallies and speeches in their entirety. Then they pick up and air whatever program was interrupted so you do not miss any of that, either. They reduce the 1 hour long live news segments to get back on schedule. They stream live over http://www.klowdtv.com .

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kenji says:

      I love OAN … and hope the advertisers learn that my love is spreading.

      Like

  11. Wend says:

    So many beautiful pictures and precious precious babies, especially that little mewing kitten!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Lucille says:

    Planned Parenthood Official Bullies Parkland School Shooting Survivor
    by Micaiah Bilger, April 6, 2018
    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/04/06/planned-parenthood-official-bullies-parkland-school-shooting-survivor/

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Dora says:

    This Persian Cat.Is Looking For Trouble

    Liked by 6 people

  14. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Koop– Summer Sun

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Dora says:

    A sad story from the animal world. Giraffes have become endangered.

    ==

    Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List
    Years of habitat destruction and poaching have reduced giraffe numbers by 30 percent, placing them in the vulnerable category for the first time
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/giraffes-silently-slip-endangered-species-list-180961372/#SVqEB53ULleq7UAj.99

    Liked by 4 people

  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day
    ✟
    β€œBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
    1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Ben D says:

    At least in this case, the cat is right and the dog is a triggered snowflake!

    Liked by 7 people

  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    Liked by 8 people

  19. duchess01 says:

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
    Israel’s Future Global Super Power! The Two Witnesses of Revelation!

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2017/09/israels-future-global-super-power-two.html

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Sharpshorts says:

    Awe inspiring child…posted on twitter by Brad Parscale @parscale

    “My father is a wise man and my biggest supporter, as well as @realDonaldTrump’s, sent me this video. He told me to save it to my phone and watch it if I ever feel like the fight is too big or difficult. This kid is amazing and is stronger than I can even imagine. Thanks dad!”

    Video link:
    (will probably have to copyl/paste the line below into your address bar to view it)

    Liked by 4 people

  21. nikkichico7 says:

    Psalm 73:25-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    25Β Whom have I in heaven but You?
    And [a]besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
    26Β My flesh and my heart may fail,
    But God is the [b]strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

    🌹

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  22. Dora says:

    This is awful. That poor whale.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. covfefe999 says:

    It’s been so cold here, rainy and snowy too on past weekends, i put off my outdoor cleanup but really want to get it done today just to get it done and be ready for planting flowers. Well it’s a balmy 22 right now. πŸ™‚ Now I wish I would have done it last weekend when the heatwave pushed the temperature up into the low 40’s. At least it’s sunny. I am not complaining though, I’d rather have it be cool than to go into instant summer.

    Liked by 4 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Me too … we can’t seem get the spring warming weather here I Michigan …. I too would appreciate a nice spring before the hot summer temperatures

      We had some nice days with 40 degree temperatures now we’re mid 20’s to low 30’s …..
      I’d like to feel the 40’s again πŸ™‚ …. here’s to Spring πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ₯‚πŸŒ·

      Liked by 1 person

      • llamamama3 says:

        Nikki did you get high winds and snow this past Wednesday? It was a goofy day! The sun would be shining and it was snowing at the same time!
        Oh well, I guess I just need to be patient a bit longer this year! πŸ˜€πŸˆπŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸŒž

        Liked by 1 person

        • nikkichico7 says:

          Yes 😠☹️ we did …. brrrrrrrr … snow and rain combined … nuts! I’m just glad we’re heading out of winter and into spring, my favorite season. It’s like God giving us another chance to get it right and I like that a lot! πŸŒΈπŸ˜‰πŸ’“

          Liked by 1 person

    • Dora says:

      On Long Island too.

      It’s 40 degrees right now but feels like 33.

      Snow is in the forecast for tonight.

      Help!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Minnie says:

        No!!!!!!

        Mother Nature needs an evaluation and possibly meds.

        Liked by 2 people

      • nikkichico7 says:

        Ahhh, it snowed it and stuck ☹️ two days ago, …. ick ick ick πŸ˜–

        Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        All is in transition right now. But Spring is on the way!
        We have a cell tower on a busy Blvd. here. Ospreys have nested at its v top for 8 yrs now. Two years ago, workmen cleared out the nest for repair and maintenance. The following Spring, when the male showed up, he was there for 2 wks before his mate showed up, Was worried that she had been lost.
        Then one day she appeared, and they started to work. It took them ab 10 days to replace their nesting site. Business as usual now.
        Brought it up as a harbinger of Spring, because 2 days ago, the male showed up!
        He sits patiently on the highest spot, now again, awaiting his mate.
        Spring is on the way!

        Liked by 4 people

        • llamamama3 says:

          Piper that is how we know spring is coming!
          Watching an osprey navigate through the woods and hearing the snap of a branch! Then flying up to the tower, talens full! It’s a magnificent sight to behold! They have been returning for many years! I just love them!
          Blessings.

          Like

        • czarowniczy says:

          We have two ospreys who nest somewhere close by but feed at our lake. It’s fun to watch them ‘fish’, especially when one screws up the dive, pancakes into the lake and has to swim for shore. Doesn’t happen often but when it does the have such an embarrassed look about theselves…

          Liked by 2 people

          • llamamama3 says:

            Aww! We live close to a lake, but can’t see it from our house. But, the tower is very close to the lake. We can watch the osprey on the tower of we use binoculars. I always sorry my neighbors across the street will think I am spying on them!
            Would love to be able to watch them dive! πŸ˜€

            Liked by 2 people

      • Ono says:

        72 degrees at my house and my fruit trees are starting to bud.

        Liked by 1 person

        • pacnwbel says:

          Plum trees in blossom, but too chilly for bees yet, looking forward to a spring when blossom and bees co ordinate, whenever that might be, . Yes, some global warming would help, but it’s La Nina now for a few years yet., cold wet and windy.

          Liked by 1 person

    • Dora says:

      What we need is some good old Global Warming.

      Liked by 2 people

    • wondering999 says:

      I am indulging in heat… we’re usually very sparing about that. But it’s Caturday and cats don’t like it cold. Neither do I

      I had been hoping on getting out into the yard and garden also, but it’s too rainy. Maybe tomorrow afternoon? There are things that need planting, pruning, clearing, digging… and I haven’t seen the groundhog in months. Hopefully it moved on

      Liked by 1 person

  24. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Caturday πŸ–πŸ˜¬β€οΈ

    🌹

    Liked by 6 people

  25. czarowniczy says:

    I presume some of y’all remember the private citizen forcibly removed from a private Air Force retirement ceremony about 2 years back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wo9mQoPVsM

    Well the suit on his behalf has finally been filed: http://firstliberty.org/news/assault-wont-fly-with-air-force-vets-rodriguez-roberson/

    Guess we had to wait for a president who didn’t think Christianity was secondary to Islam and who felt that the the only acceptable use of the word ‘God’ is in damning the United States…Wright?

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    Let’s not forget about the wildlife killed by swallowing deflated balloons thinking the things are food. Every time I see some squirrely group doing a balloon release for some touchy-feely reason I cringe – especially the steadily increasing releases to honor dead black shooting victims.

    https://balloonsblow.org/impacts-on-wildlife-and-environment/

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    • amwick says:

      I found about 70 yards of old fish line where we walk every morning… SMH… In the trash now..

      Liked by 1 person

      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, we’d find yards and yards of commercial net whenI lived in Florida, amazes me that those most in need of the fish screw over them as they do.

        Like

        • amwick says:

          The lines was actually along a road, just off a boat ramp… I found a bit, then started rolling it up, and rolling and rolling… by the time it was up I had an entire fistfull… ew..

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

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  29. Jan Phillips says:

    Hi, everyone, I’m pretty new here, but I feel like I already know and love many of you!!

    I have read several comments of people having problems with that infuriating pop-up that says, β€œCongratulations, Amazon user.” It was driving me crazy, too, until I found the following solution, at least for Safari and iPhone. I found it on osxdaily.com, but have written it out to hopefully make it easier to follow:

    This has worked for me with iPhone and Safari:
    When the pop-up appears, copy the URL, and exit out.
    Go to Settings
    Go to General
    Go to Restrictions (about half-way down)
    Enable restrictions (they will ask you to create a pass code)
    Go to Websites (about half-way down)
    Check Limit Adult Content (this is the only way to restrict websites now, but they are supposed to do it for annoying sites in the future)
    Below this is a list of Always Allow and Never Allow.
    Go to Never Allow list, and paste the URL of the pop-up you previously copied.
    Click Done

    I hope it works for you!!!

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  30. Ono says:

    I have a 92 year old WWII veteran living on my property.

    Les is really a great person. He rides his horse several times a week and is pretty active for a man his age. He goes to church every Sunday in Borego Springs 24 miles away (closest church from where we live) and attends bible study every Wednesday with a group of local Indians. He is very informed as to the goings on in our government and I occasionally send some of Sundances articles to hi. He enjoys intellectual froglegs.

    Two months ago Les asked me to make a copy of a traffic ticket he recieved for not having a seat belt on, as well as a copy of the check $200.00. I did so and took the envelope out to the mail box for him.

    Last week he was mad as I ever saw him. Turns out that the courthouse had cashed his check but did not process his ticket and they wanted an additional $200.00 late payment fine. He drove into town (2hr drive) and was told that he had to make an appointment and return. He told them where they could go and explained how long it took to get there. They agreed to let him see the judge.

    Les waits his turn and the judge calls him forward. The judge Thanks him for his service to our country and then tells him that he will not be fined and that he is going to dismiss the ticket and refund the original $200.00.

    By the Way…This happened in San Diego, Ca.

    Make Ca great again

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I am so glad it ended that way. πŸ˜€ My father ALWAYS wore his seat belt, but it made him furious that there was a law telling him he had to do it. LOL

      Liked by 4 people

    • wondering999 says:

      Ono, thank you for that.
      I’ve been told by two people — one of them an emergency room staffer, and one of them a former highway patrolman — that they realize seatbelts are annoying, but people can’t imagine how difficult it is for them when they have to clean up “roadkill” — or almost-roadkill .

      The ER person said that they used to see horrific injuries all the time before seatbelts were mandated. He said that the grisliest accidents had gone down remarkably since seatbelts became the law. Yes there are still horrific accidents, just not as many.

      Oh, and I remember working at a hospital decades ago, when I was young — where two nurses came out all shaken and just had to have a smoke, and recover their composure. They had been shaken by the results of a car accident they had just seen, where the people involved were *all torn up*.

      If people can think of seatbelts as a kindness to First Responders, maybe they’ll consider the requirement differently? Because those injuries are hardest on the victim, but can also be hard on the people who make it their work to pick up the pieces —

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  31. Dora says:

    Ah Salute!

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Stormyeyes says:

    for those who use Facebook, consider this:

    Facebook wants medical data from Hospitals…………..

    https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/04/07/facebooks-secret-mission-to-get-hospitals-to-share-patient-data/

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  33. Sepp says:

    Yesterday, on the civil calendar, it was April 6th, which also happens to be National Tartan Day.

    Mr. Trump’s Mother was a native of Scotland.

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  34. Sepp says:

    Today is Great and Holy Saturday in the Orthodox Church. It is commemorated as the Burial of the Precious Body of the Savior. Services last evening honored His Burial by St. Joseph of Arimathæa and St. Nikodemos.

    In adherence to the original Church Calendar (which is not kept by the majority of the world’s Orthodox Christians) today is March 25th. It is the Feast Day of the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Ever-Virgin Mary.

    Also, on this date on the Church Calendar, March 25th commemorates Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow. He served as Bishop of Alaska and led Orthodox Christians in other American States in the early 20th century, returned to Russia and served as Patriarch. He was jailed by the bolsheviks and died in their custody, possibly suffering Martyrdom. Saint Tikhon did not live to see betrayal of the Church in Russia by Metropolitan Sergius and the followers of Sergius.

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  35. Stormyeyes says:

    93 and awesome! How Great Thou Art

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  36. Sepp says:

    In the Holy Land, in the Church of the Anastasis (the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) Orthodox Christians experience the Holy Fire as a commemoration, annually, of Jesus Christ’s Saving Resurrection from the dead.

    For centuries this Rite has occurred in belief that the Holy Spirit ignites the candles that are held by the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem while inside the Tomb of the Lord’s Burial. The Holy Fire is spread among the faithful and is carried to their homes and, in modern times, by plane to other countries.

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  37. Janie M. says:

    I subscribe to this young man’s youtube channel (sounds Canadian). His view appears dark but his observations regarding the decline of our cultures/society are very astute. I’m surprised he doesn’t have more subscribers.

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  38. 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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  39. 4beagles says:

    Just a song i Enjoy…

    Liked by 1 person

  40. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Texas church helps forgive $10 million in medical debt for veterans, local families
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/06/texas-church-helps-forgive-10-million-in-medical-debt-for-veterans-local-families.html

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