Saturday May 26th – 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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226 Responses to Saturday May 26th – Open Thread

  1. smiley says:

    1941

    🙂 ❤

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  2. nikkichico7 says:

    1 Peter 4:12-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    Share the Sufferings of Christ
    12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. 14 If you are reviled [a]for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a [b]troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin [c]with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, [d]what will become of the godless man and the sinner? 19 Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

    1 Peter 5:6-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 [a]But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your [b]brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

    🌹🇺🇸

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  3. rudy1876 says:

    A good Judicil Watch video, but especially at the 20 min mark. https://youtu.be/ac3LWgvINtI

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  4. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Caturday

    ❤️🌹🇺🇸

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  5. Tonawanda says:

    It’s looking like the NK/Trump dispute was maybe a theatrical production, and I wonder if there were security goals in mind (watching who reacted on the ground?)

    https://nypost.com/2018/05/26/north-south-korea-meet-to-discuss-kims-summit-with-trump/

    I also wonder if Fake News will ever catch on and say to themselves: “Rather than reacting hysterically, maybe this time we should try to omit anu type of emotional reaction in our response to something Trump said or did.”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Um,……………….nah.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I still think Kim had a brain fart and tried to play his old propaganda game with the summit. One of those calls from Beijing (what’s a ‘Come to Jesus meeting’ for a cultural atheist called?) most likely followed so Kim had to find some way to save face/ass and a meeting with SK followed.
      Let’s see if Kim’s screwup is salved by a joint NK/SK political paint job.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Instructions from a brain fart named Xi.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I think Kim released that nasty glam without contacting Xi. I think Kim feels a bit put-upon and tried to poke back…I still wonder when China will activate an internal coup in NK and bnring things under control.

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  6. citizen817 says:

    The scene is set against the darkened skies of a smoky battlefield as the glorified Christ moves through the midst of soldiers from all the different eras of time. As if they had stepped from the battle moments before, bloodstained and exhausted, they bow in submission, overwhelmed by emotion before the King of Kings.

    On Christ’s sash, the words of Isaiah are written in ancient Hebrew, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares … neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:4).

    Can anyone truly comprehend the sacrifices our young men and women make who serve in the military? To all those who have served or are serving their country on the battlefield, to their families, and to those who prayerfully await the return of their loved ones, I humbly dedicate this painting. May we remember them in our prayers and know that peace is coming.

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    • Lucille says:

      Very powerful! Thanks for the info and photo, citizen!

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    • Sound An Alarm says:

      The Valley of Megiddo, where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought is a place where Kings, down through the ages, have fought.their enemies. Thutmose III vs. the Canaanites in ca. 1472 BCE; Deborah & Barak vs. Sisera (Judges 5); Saul vs. the Philistines (1 Sam 31) Solomon vs. Pharaoh Shishak (2 Chr. 12:3-4); Josiah vs. Pharaoh Necho (2 Kings 23:29); Four separate battles between Saladin and the Crusaders in the 12th century; Egyptian Mamlouks vs. Mongols in 14th century; Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Ottomans in 1799; General George Allenby vs. Ottoman Turks in 1918; Kibbutz Mishmar Ha�emek vs. Arab Liberation Army in 1948.

      Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!

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  7. 17CatsInTN says:

    Happy Caturday, everyone! To make up for my serious lapse in judgment for not posting pics for a couple weeks or so, today’s posting is a hodge podge of pics taken over the last 24 hours.

    First, Carolyn Appleby demonstrating you can be sound asleep anywhere, in any position…

    This is Exhibit A that my floors are not perfect: had an early morning visitor who managed to knock over the cat food and befoul the water bowl all in pursuit of a vigorous feast. Thanks, Mr. Possum! Lucy is on clean up in Aisle 5.

    Next, the morning inspectors checking out the yard after the torrential overnight rains. Cleo in the foreground, and Lucy and Nod (L to R).

    And, last, couldn’t resist this capture of Nod perfectly framed. It’s a little fuzzy because I was zooming in from my other front deck on the opposite end of the house. I think he’s saying, Let me out! Let me out!

    And there you have it! A day in the life of the 17Cats household…. 🙂

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    • smiley says:

      great pics.

      also looks like you might need a little air in that left rear tire, just sayin 🙂

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      • 17CatsInTN says:

        Hmmmm, you’re probably right. I never noticed. I work from home so I don’t drive much except to run errands on Saturday and church Sunday. The interesting thing is, I just took it in for service on Thursday.
        They must not have noticed either. Thanks!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I don’t know where this fairy tale about cats being neat started but our two inside cats finish eating breakfast and it looks like someone passed the pate’ Friskies underneath and up through the table.

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      • 17CatsInTN says:

        Lol! Exactly! I put out 8 or 9 plates of wet food twice a day in addition to the two bowls of dry food and water. It’s only clean for about 5 minutes once a week right after dishes and rugs washed and floor mopped.

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    • lisabrqwc says:

      I’m so jealous that you can have plants and flowers AND cats — I have one cat, Humphrey, and the only plants I have are 3 African violets that are kept in my office where I am either on the computer to keep an eye on them or the door is closed when I leave. He can’t leave anything live and green alone — it’s like some kind of sickness with him. I had to put my birthday flowers on top of the fridge last July because I wanted to see and enjoy them, but he wouldn’t leave them alone, even with continuous shots from the squirt gun 🙂

      Humphrey NOT touching the plants (he is intently waiting for me to look away for a second so he can dig in):

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    • WSB says:

      Busy sweet beavers!

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  8. duchess01 says:

    PROFOUND AND SAD – 😦

    Rock And Roll

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

    Welcome to HELLywood. 👿

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  10. Psycho Monkee says:

    Quote by Charles Swindoll: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.”

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Hmmmmm…..black…home schooled…lives in Louisiana…11 years old…written a book…has 5 patents pending…has a full scholarship to Southern University where he’s been taking classes for three years…talk about living in Louisiana and totally beating the odds:

    https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/report-11-year-old-receives-full-scholarship-to-southern-university/289-558740369

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Just received a WashPost feed in my inbox: “Who Killed Bobby Kennedy? His son, RFK Jr, doesn’t believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.”.
    Seems RFK Jr believes there cwas a second shooter; I’m not sure what caused him to come to that conclusion – could it perhaps see the hypocritical RFK’s attack on his family’s mafia pals? The Cubab freedom fighters his family sold down the river? Geez, soooooo many possibilities, soooooo few redeeming qualities.
    I’m waiting for Bezos to come out weith his own investigation claiming it was Trump colluding with Russian whackers that not only killed RFK but actively particpated in following efforts to prevent Bobby being canonized.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      OK, some wag reminded me that Bobby was hand-cannonized but I totally reject that specious suggestion.

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    • Lucille says:

      As you know, eye witnesses are often wrong. But those who were present all say Sirhan Sirhan killed Kennedy. There’s always a possibility he had an accomplice, but he pulled the trigger according to Rosey Grier, who took the gun away from Sirhan, as I recall.

      As isn’t Sirhan a Palestinian? Maybe RFK, Jr. is playing the leftie PC game of canonizing Muslims.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sirhan’s a Palestinian Christian, not Moslem. Yeah, Rosie got the gun BUT question is:’was there a second shooter?”. There are lots of questions about how many shots were fired and from what directions – problem is the LAPD screwed that investigation up so badly no one will ever know. They decided early on what haoppened and destroyed vital evidence and created the conspiracy.

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        • Lucille says:

          What’s the saying about making assumptions? Can’t say I ever read which religion the assassin supposedly belonged to, though.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            He swapped between several Christian religions/sects but I never saw any proof he’d converted to Islam.
            He had an uncomfortable childhood and it wouldn’t be hard for someone to have reptogrammed him to be a pawn – especially if he weren’t expected to survive the attack. There were domestic players atthe time who had far greater reasons to whack RFK than foreign.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Why the news now? I think they are using the story to distract from what is going on with IG reports, and the FBi drama. Emmm….

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I expect his staff was not getting specific Bozos guidance as he was in his office sucking his thumb and contemplating his next anti-Trump rant.

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  13. Amy2 says:

    Love all the kitty photos! I have thirteen! (all former strays–neutered and loved). ‘been out of town, and I hesitate to bring up the name Mark Levin, but does anyone have any comments/info on his remarks regarding the “appointment clause” and Mueller having four attorneys appointed (?) as U.S. attorneys in Eastern Virginia? Thanks for any info/comments!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      After the ’16 primary and election I do not trust Levin and many other of the so called leading conservative pundits. I do NOT trust the process with so much monkeying around and outright corruption

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Katherine…..I too do not trust anyone blindly. Learned that many years before 2016.

        BUT, it is time for ALL of us to come together, where ever we can. We all have our little differences; but ALL PATRIOTS now must put aside those nit-picking little nuances. Believe it or not, little differences or not….ALL Patriots who want to keep this Republic in the control of We the People MUST now stop wrestling in the weeds, and look at the bigger picture. Now is our time. Even with an additional term, Trump will only have 6 1/2 years left!

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    • Konamon says:

      Ellis told them to bring on a local ringer to their team. Asone. Levin missed this little clue. He considers hizself a legal genius. Alls he does is bamboozle those who do not know the law. He iz making the wrong argument. Ellis is looking at CIPA…he never mentions it cuz he iz clueless…Oh well. Works on the radio. In real life it does not work that way.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We tuned Mark Levin out years ago when he came out as Never-Trump, meaning he’s not with us Pro-MAGA.

      He is just going where the wind blow to his benefit…and his donors. Right now he sees President Trump is on a winning track so he jumped on board “with us” until he’ll jump off, sooner or later.

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  14. Katherine McCoun says:

    Patriotic holiday weekend and I am starting to get weepy and sappy. Wasn’t it a Very different culture when our stars were patriotic?! This is just beautiful in part because you can tell it is from their heart.

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  15. Katherine McCoun says:

    Beautiful video narrated by Wayne

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  16. BigMamaTEA says:

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  17. rudy1876 says:

    I sometimes listen to the radio broadcasts from WW2, One can follow the whole war news from the late 30s to the end on youtube. I always try to imagine being at home listening to these as the war creeps into their lives. https://youtu.be/XwQGMTB6rG8

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  18. andyocoregon says:

    Just out of curiosity, have any of the U.S. Veterans who read this website ever received what is referred to as a Veteran’s Coin? I had never heard of them until I received one in the mail several months ago. It’s a fairly hefty beautifully made metal coin encased in a clear, plastic case. There was no return address on the small envelope it came in so I have no idea who or what outfit sent it to me.
    I was honorably discharged from The U.S. Navy way back in 1974 and had never received one or even heard of them until a few months ago. I must say it was well made with an eagle head and a Vietnam Service ribbon on one side (I never served in Vietnam, but I am a Vietnam Era Veteran). On the reverse is engraved “Welcome Home Brother * May You Never Walk Alone Again”.
    Someone put a lot of thought into the design and construction of it.
    Out of curiosity, I Googled pictures of other coins and was amazed to see hundreds of different Veterans’ Coins.
    Does anyone know the origination of them?

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      The only thing I know about the coins, is that they are called honor coins. My son was a Marine/ always a Marine…he has given me several coins that honor a Marine Mom. The coins are meant to be passed along to someone you admire, or if you are in a bar if you don’t have a coin on your person you have to buy the bar a round of drinks…at least that is what my son told me.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      I read about it a few months ago and dug into it more. Here is one place that answered most of my questions.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge_coin

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  19. 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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  20. nikkichico7 says:

    Matthew 11:28-29 King James Version (KJV)
    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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  21. bcsurvivor2 says:

    would someone be so kind as to post the little video where President Trump was stomping on a keyboard and the pounding a desk with a hammer. I didnt save it…
    thanks

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  22. Konamon says:

    Hey, they ain’t got us yet.

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