Thursday July 5th – 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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241 Responses to Thursday July 5th – Open Thread

  1. dbethd says:
    “A violent liberal abused a young boy at a Whataburger restaurant in Texas on the 4th of July.
    The scumbag progressive hurled a full drink on the boy and his friends and stole his MAGA hat.”

    …And in Denmark.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. slowcobra says:×563/skynews-trump-baby-balloon_4352057.jpg?20180703120452

    I sure hope all Americans reconsider giving any of their hard-earned money to this despicable muslim-run, anti-American city. A mocking hot air balloon will fly over London during Pres Trump’s visit there next Friday apparently.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dora says:

    We have mentioned it here before, but I’m afraid the state of the Church has gotten even worse. Very sad.


    Diocese led by pro-gay bishop says it’s ‘up to each parish’ whether to promote homosexuality

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    As God’s qualities are beyond human knowing the Episcopal Church, at it’s 79th annual convention opening today, will vote on God’s gender. Nothing like resolving issues of devinity by asking for a hand-vote by the unknowing.

    No word yet on when God will be Ze/Zir titled and how long Ze will have to swap out Zis wardrobe at 69 Worldwide or Sharpe Suiting but, presumably, that can be determined by a vote also.

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  5. andyocoregon says:

    Now that it’s July 5th, I hope everyone here has all their fingers undamaged and intact. This guy got reckless with fireworks three years ago and paid a terrible price for it. And he nearly lost his career in the NFL. What a dope.
    A word of warning………….There is a link in the article you can click on to see his damaged hand shortly after the accident. You won’t want to view it before eating lunch or dinner.


  6. TheLastDemocrat says:

    New topic.

    Do y’all want to make something wonderful, and inspirational, go viral? This amateur keyboard player posted this in a keyboard forum:

    “I am 67 and i never took a music lesson in my Life and have no idea what i am Playing ..a few years back i bought a Casio wk 3300 work station and played for hours until i found cords and notes that matched (lol) as i got better i bought a Yamaha psr 670 WOW What a Difference i also Purchased a Presonus Live Mixer Hooked to Computer .. i composed my First Song and transferred it to Windows Movie Maker where i scanned and copied pictures that Corresponded to my Song … here is my First Music Video and i tell ya i am Tickled Pink ..Hope you enjoy it …”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Trumpismine says:

      Played music since I was 11yrs old many instruments,trombone,guitar,more in horn and percussion and blues harp and seen many talented people I couldn’t hold a candle to.
      I say you are in the later group!
      Had the hearing aids turned all the way up. Thanks for sharing


  7. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018
    Sinners Welcome! No Man Denied!

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  8. Dora says:

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  9. dbethd says:

    Anyone else getting this while trying to log into CTH?
    “User dbethd Cannot Access the Dashboard Requested

    You are logged in as “dbethd” and do not have the necessary privileges to access the dashboard for “The Last Refuge”. If you are not “dbethd”, please log out, and log back in with your username. If you are “dbethd” and you need access, please ask an administrator of the site to invite you.”


  10. dbethd says:

    Anyone else having trouble logging into or staying logged into CTH?


  11. BigMamaTEA says:

    Liked by 7 people

  12. 17CatsInTN says:

    My beautiful little Cleo girl surprised me up close and personal. I had turned away from my computer to look at something, turned back, and there she was a couple inches away. I didn’t even hear or see her jump up!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well……here we go again……The Uniparty-swamp is targeting Rep. Jim Jordan…….h/t Gateway Pundit.

    GP speculates, it due to either Jordan’s questioning of Rosenstein, or he announced he’s running for speaker.

    Here’s the smear……..”.NBC reported: Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students.”……

    …..”Jordan, who was assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1986 to 1994, has repeatedly said he knew nothing of the abuse until former students began speaking out this spring. His denials, however, have been met with skepticism and anger from some former members of the wrestling team…..”

    Typical tactics.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Anybody see this yet…….. “Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died.”

    ….”Sources tell WDAY-TV News in Fargo that Schultz died of natural causes in Washington, D.C. He was 64.”……


  15. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Hawaii’s Kilaueau volcano seen from space

    Pictures from NASA of the Kilaueau volcano in Hawaii

    Liked by 2 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

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    • thinkthinkthink says:

      The crater has changed significantly in the month and a half since these photos were taken. The lava lake drained, the sides have collapsed as their weight is no longer held up by the magma. More recent photos from the Volcanic Observatory show the smaller crater is completely gone.

      My favorite earth watching vlogger, dutchsinse, has been providing some interesting insight and commentary. Dutch has been using global earth movement data coupled with geological knowledge and enhanced with googlearth for about 8 years. Listening and watching his videos makes me feel like I’m in a university classroom learning from a top professor.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. BigMamaTEA says:

    Guess where this moron is this week?!!

    “Lindsey Graham Inside Turkish Occupied North Syria: US Pullout Would Be “Terrible” .”

    ……”A certain outspoken pro regime change interventionist and neocon hawk from South Carolina must have heard that the war in Syria is winding down.”……..

    …..”No doubt he spit out his coffee mid-gulp when reading a recent Washington Post headline declaring, “The world learns to live with Assad in Syria” set just above an image of the Syrian president with the bold-faced type, Here To Stay.”……….


    • USA loves Melania says:

      Senator Graham released a statement saying he has no idea how those shirtless photos of David Hasselhoff got in his locker at the Congressional gym.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Donna in Oregon says:

    Reading about how Merkel is in trouble over her immigration nightmare today. Kinda made me suspicious….the old Globalist game of look over here. When the NYT has a blog that says Merkel’s days are over it starts to stink of manipulation.

    So I see a Treeper posting President Trump’s visit to the UK. And low and behold I see that our President plans to meet with the Brits business people.

    Now it makes sense. Our President is meeting with the business leaders of Brexit and bypassing Theresa May and side-stepping the entire “Brexit” BS created by Merkel/May. AWESOME!

    How do we know that the two bags, Merkel and May are worried? Here it is:

    “Ms May has flown to the German capital in a bid to secure last-minute support for her new “third way” customs plan for Brexit, ahead of the publication of the new policy later this month.”

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  18. dbethd says:

    The Bordello Orphan Who Became a Princess…Then A Killer (narrated version) ▭ Marguerite Alibert

    Liked by 1 person

    • dbethd says:

      Courtesy of poster Obsolute Oddity


    • Sandra-VA says:

      From the picture, it looks like you are posting porn.

      Liked by 1 person

      • dbethd says:

        Ya, definitely not the greatest picture.


      • dbethd says:

        Here’s a longer description.

        “The story of Marguerite Alibert (Fahmy) 1890-1971 – sometimes known as Maggie Mellor – who learned quickly that she possessed a power over men….and became focussed on making it very financially rewarding. She was a very shrewd businesswoman, selling an expensive product that only wealthy men could afford…..and they were more than willing to pay. She didn’t just want money, she wanted status too; both objects of her desire came along in the shape of Prince Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey. Her business strategy however, didn’t go entirely to plan… …luckily she had a Plan-B up her sleeve.”


  19. Justbill says:

    Look at this smear job the demonrats are trying to pull on Jim Jordan. Unbelievable..


  20. dbethd says:

    This seems fitting today with all the vitriol from the liberals.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. auscitizenmom says:

    Saw this on FOX and FRIENDS. “The Wes Cook Band performed their song “I Stand for the Flag” live on Fox & Friends and speak about how Facebook denied their right to publish their song on their page due to “Political Content”.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. dbethd says:

    Insightful interviews with survivors of the Great Depression including incredible color photographs taken during the period. Learn how they lived, how they survived and how it affected their lives today.


  23. smiley says:

    Colorado news…massive raging wildfire in The Roaring Fork Valley (outside of Aspen a few miles)..

    calling it the Lake Christine Fire…

    almost 5,000 acres burning out of control (no containment yet)….around Missouri Heights and Basalt areas.

    started by 2 kids (20 yrs old) at a shooting range shooting “tracer rounds” and things got out of hand.

    my sister lives about a mile from the edge of it, as the crow flies…preparing to evacuate…just called me.

    not good.

    anyone else out there, be safe.

    Liked by 2 people

    • thinkthinkthink says:

      IB PRayIN

      Liked by 1 person

      • smiley says:

        thank you 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • nikkichico7 says:

        me too …. ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

        • nikkichico7 says:

          For your sister smiley ..

          Psalm 121

          121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
          From whence comes my help?
          2 My help comes from the Lord,
          Who made heaven and earth.
          3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
          He who keeps you will not slumber.
          4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
          Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
          5 The Lord is your keeper;
          The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
          6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
          Nor the moon by night.
          7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
          He shall preserve your soul.
          8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
          From this time forth, and even forevermore.

          Psalm 91
          Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
          91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
          Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
          2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
          My God, in Him I will trust.”

          God bless and keep your sister safe from harm
          In Jesus name amen


  24. Bendix says:

    Ann Coulter did an interesting piece yesterday, comparing and contrasting the French Revolution with ours.
    I agree with her, it is too bad that we (or somebody decided for us) decided to give the country away to the Third World.
    Just what I was thinking today, after a trip to the supermarket, before I even saw Ann’s July Fourth essay.


  25. dogsmaw says:

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    • 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.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Jim in TN says:

      Poachers with guns to kill Rhino, and to outgun and kill game wardens, let themselves be killed by lions.
      All that they have to go on are clothes. How would they even know they were poachers? Unauthorized access = poaching? Where are their guns? How many lions were shot and injured or killed?

      I guess I just have a suspicious mind.


  26. dogsmaw says:

    autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), which many claim can help to alleviate stress, insomnia, depression, and pain
    (videos at link if you would like to test them)

    ASMR Triggers – Common ASMR triggers that cause tingles

    This is possibly the most popular and common ASMR trigger, at least if the prevalence of You Tube videos is anything to go by.

    Scratching and tapping


    Bob Ross
    I must admit that I had never heard of Bob Ross before I discovered ASMR, and chances are that if you live outside America this will be the case for you too. Technically speaking Bob Ross is simply provides a good combination of many of the other common triggers, but because of his widespread popularity as an ASMR trigger I thought he was worth mentioning on his own. The great thing about being triggered by Bob Ross is that you can buy full length DVDs so you can quickly and easily get some ASMR going from the comfort of your couch.

    Pages turning

    Personal attention
    This trigger can encompass many different situations generally presented in ASMR videos through different role plays. Common themes include haircuts, facials, doctor’s examinations.

    Touching the head
    Touching your head or hair can be a trigger in the real world, however sometimes it can also be a trigger when simulated in a video.

    Concentration on a task
    If this is a trigger for you there are many tutorial videos that have been made that will trigger your ASMR unintentionally.

    If you want to find out more about ASMR Videos or how to find them check out the ASMR Videos page. Often the most successful ASMR videos will include a variety of triggers, and sometimes that combination can produce much more of an effect than the isolated triggers themselves, for some good examples of this check out our round-up of cranial nerve exam videos.

    None of these ASMR Triggers work for you?

    Orgasmatron – an alternative ASMR trigger
    Not everybody experiences ASMR, so it could be you fall into this group. Alternatively your triggers might simply be more obscure. If you can’t find anything that triggers the ASMR sensation for you, the only other way (that I know of) to experience the sensation is with a head massaging tool called the orgasmatron. Personally this produces tingles that are much more intense than any other ASMR trigger for me. It is also a great way to explain the ASMR sensation to other people. They’re really cheap too.


    • Jim in TN says:

      Orgasmatron. Wasn’t that the machine in Barbarella? The movie one of our least favorite actresses hates to admit she starred in. The machine was supposed to kill her through an overdose of pleasure, but she outlasted it. Too bad she didn’t destroy the other machine she is famous for riding. That anti-aircraft gun in Vietnam.


  27. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Cursday 😃👍❤️

    Seriously … happy Cursday …. ^^^ 😉❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Katherine McCoun says:

    Montana Rose, in honor of Montana doing a Great Job of showing support for MAGA and Our President Trump tonight! I lived there for a while, special place in my heart. Great state, great people, great history and fantastic land. GREAT rally tonight!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I was trying to post the 4th song, “Montana Rose”. Don’t want to chance doing it wrong a 2nd time. Oh, well, all songs are great. Special talent from MT for tonight!


    • wondering999 says:

      Hey this was exactly what i am in the mood to listen to tonight. Thanks! My computer has awful speakers but with the headphones on it’s just delightful.


      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Glad you liked it! One of my favorite cds and all time favorite groups. Used to see them play live frequently when I lived in MT and Yellowstone.

        Liked by 1 person

    • wondering999 says:

      Montana Rose website: Somebody ought to work with them on this, it’s hard to read because of the background and the typeface! But definitely *not hard to listen to*, does make you want to dance

      “Montana Rose, forged in the crucible of cowboy bars throughout the Rocky Mountain West, is arguably one of the top cowboy bar bands playing today. With eight recordings available worldwide, and their songs playing on the radio in more than 30 countries, Montana Rose has come to embody the spirit of “Americana”. A harmonious union of the most recognizable genres of American music blended into a unique western style.

      “Montana Rose band fronted by Claudia Appling Williams, accompanied by guitarist Bill Dwyer, Bass man Todd Silas and holding the groove, Rick Philipp. We play old country, Americana, and songs written by Claudia and a host of friends to give an original Montana Sound. Playing venues such as Chico Hot Springs, the Corral in Big Sky, the Pony Bar, the Mint in Belgrade and private parties and weddings, we guarantee you’ll want to dance. Claudia is also available to play house concerts as a solo, duo or acoustic trio.”


  29. nikkichico7 says:

    This is for later tonight …. 😉😃


  30. Me says:

    NYers get to pay for former AG Schneiderman’s pension of almost $64k a year. Well then, doesn’t that hairlip you?


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