Tuesday July 10th – 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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276 Responses to Tuesday July 10th – Open Thread

  1. Dave says:

    I saw an article in my local news online site that said the “Ihop change to Ihob” was just a publicity stunt, and in reality, the restaurant never changed its name. Source: Their Facebook page. Well, I guess the ads accomplished what the company wanted, namely, lots of people talking about burgers taking a more prominent position than their pancakes. However, people don’t like to be played for fools, and that hypothetical “b” might turn out to stand for “backlash instead of burgers”! Imagine if the Special Counsel came clean and told us, “Ya know, this Russian conspiracy thing really was a publicity stunt to divert attention away from the real lawbreakers”! We’d be even more cold-angered than we are right now!


    • wildsailor2018 says:

      They have a menu with Ihob across the top. The menu is full of burgers. They did not change the name. On a recent visit with the family not a single one looked at it…the stop was requested so they could all get breakfast so the Ihob thingy crashed like the waves of the ocean on the rocky shoreline of Maine.

      I remember when Big Boy had a campaign whether to ‘keep’ the mascot for the restaurant chain or to get rid of him. You had to go in to the restaurant and vote. It worked, temporarily, for them. They still ended up on the ropes.


  2. nwtex says:

    Look at the images. My goodness!
    This is going to leave it’s mark on so many people.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Kevin Jullion says:

    Per gatewaypundit yesterday there is supposed to be a big news press conference today at 1pm regarding a witness to the murder of Seth Rich who is coming forward with details.

    Is thegatewaypundit a reputable news source?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dora says:

    No, it wasn’t always like that.


    • TV plays to a target audience- the commercials, the programming, et al. are geared to the
      semi-literate, brain-dead, and rudderless. TV programming is a Leftist tool to keep ’em dumb!

      Liked by 1 person

    • smiley says:

      terrible GRAMMAR anymore, as well.

      and gross spelling errors in the little ticker-tape headlines that run along the bottom of the tv screen during news broadcasts.

      they’re college-educated, right ?

      if I hear the misuse of the word “lay” instead of “lie” once, I hear it a million times, as just one annoying example.

      when communication is your profession, grammar and literacy #Matter.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “when communication is your profession, grammar and literacy #Matter.”

        According to my Philosophy professor, the standards for writing (submissions to professional journals, etc.) are being changed to favor gender-neutral pronouns, etc. I suppose that has already happened in the college textbooks, such as “St. Martin’s Guide to Writing”, which I used.


        Dr. Dennis Bonnette retired as a Full Professor of Philosophy in 2003 from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. He taught philosophy there for thirty-six years and served as Chairman of the Philosophy Department from 1992 to 2002…… He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1970. Dr. Bonnette taught philosophy at the college level for 40 years, and is now teaching free courses at the Aquinas School of Philosophy in Lewiston, New York.


        • smiley says:

          imo, the standards for writing are also being altered as a result of DIGITAL LITERACY..

          Liked by 1 person

          • American says:

            It’s absurd. I don’t know how these young men get the attention of these instant messaging device addicted females today. We used to walk up and say, “Hi!” They would say “Hi!” back and give us their attention. Now they ignore men to get one more text message read. It’s a sickness. No wonder so many are single/single with a child. These females don’t know how to act, file no fault divorces for the goodies as easily as they take a free iphone, and spend all their time staring at messaging devices. Enjoy the cats and watching your boy turn into an immoral tranny with no engaged strong male role model present. It’s what you want apparently.


          • American says:

            A couple years ago, I was in traffic behind a twenty-something year old female madly messaging as she drove down the road. While I was thinking, “what could go wrong?” she tore out the entire front end of her car by failing to steer to the right along with the road by striking the curb of a cement traffic island head on.

            As I passed slowly on her right, she was screeching in a panic and had turned on the waterworks pushing through her eyeballs. It matched the steam pouring out of her broken radiator and the red transmission fluid pouring onto the street from the undercarriage. But guess what, she was STILL ON THE PHONE SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE!

            I kept going of course, though reality can be a cruel teacher it’s the mentor such need. Let such fix the problems they create themselves so they learn and change.


      • Dora says:

        My pet peeve is the way so many people don’t know how to use the words ‘to’ and ‘too’. It drives me crazy!

        Liked by 1 person

        • The Tundra PA says:

          I’m with you, Dora. My worst peeve is switching imply with infer. And our beloved Sundance is a regular offender on that one.


      • herbork says:

        “…the little ticker-tape headlines that run along the bottom of the tv screen during news broadcasts.” smiley, you may be as tickled as I was to discover that, naturally enough, the pompous LSM came up with a grandiose Latinate tag for those crawls: CHYRONS.


      • Jeff says:

        Can I get a Hallelujah!


  5. nwtex says:

    I really don’t know much about it, Kevin. I may have been there once or twice by way of clicking on a link some one posted here. I guess it depends on where they get the stories.

    Personally, I wouldn’t take anything I read “to the bank”. But that’s just me 😎

    I’m sure someone will come along, soon, and give you an informed opinion as to it’s reliability.

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  6. 17CatsInTN says:

    Lounging around my newly cleaned and power washed back deck last evening at twilight (putting the finish coat down on Thursday). They like to hang out there for a while before they either scatter into the darkness to become night warrior jungle cats or come into the house to settle down for a good night’s comfy sleep.

    Starting in the foreground and moving up to the left, Winkin, Ebby on the bench and Blinkin and Sage on the railing, down to Nod and Theophilus on the bench and finally back down to the deck to Sammy and Guinevere up to the right with her back to me.

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  7. 17CatsInTN says:

    I’m going to post this again a few times this week to try and let as many people know as possible, so for those who saw this post yesterday, apologies!!

    For those who live in mid-Tennessee (or don’t mind traveling to mid-Tennessee… 😉 ), I’m having an open house as sorta my welcome to TN, housewarming, 65th birthday party bash. Any interested Treepers, y’all are welcome to come! I’m putting on a big spread–which means I’m cooking all week leading up to the big event. 🙂 Saturday, July 21st 4:00 – 7:00 pm CT. Y’all come, visit, eat and sit a spell!!

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    • Joe K Lombard says:

      Now I’ve been to Oz a couple of times, wonderful place, wonderful people — but maybe someone can translate this


      • dbethd says:

        (The article explains it pretty well)
        Australia’s Channel 9 interviewed James Ross-Munro and Kane Wiblen on Monday morning local time and heard how the two men had been at “stubbies and singlets” party at a local bar. (A stubby is the Australian slang term for a 375ml bottle of beer; a singlet is a cut-off vest). After the party, the two men headed to a nearby “servo” (gas station) for a snack, when they saw an alleged robbery in progress at a chicken restaurant. They then prevented what appears to be the getaway car from making an escape and gave chase to the suspects.

        At the time, Ross-Munro reveals that he had “busted my plugger” or broken his sandal. When a presenter compliments him on his shirtless physique and asks him if he goes to the gym, Ross-Munro quips: “Mate, I don’t go to the gym, haven’t been to the gym in years. The only gym I go to is Jim Beam.”


      • dbethd says:

        They also asked what his wife thought. But he told them that was his manager that hacked his facebook account, he wasn’t actually married.


  8. smiley says:


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  9. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    How remarkably kind of you. I’m just a bit too far north and east of you for that journey. I hope others visit.
    Thank you.


  10. Dora says:

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s suitability for the U.S. Supreme Court:

    All four of President Trump’s short list of Supreme Court nominees were splendid selections. Congratulations to his top choice, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There are four reasons why the Catholic League believes he is a great pick.



  11. smiley says:

    Americans Are FLEEING These Cities ! Why Do people Abandon Their State ?

    July 9, 2018


    {video} plus map.

    #1 NEW YORKERS…to Florida



    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Yikes! We have lots of Floridians coming up here. A lot of the retirees are tired of all of the aliens that are invading, so we have lots of old former yankees moving in and it’s not good! We have enough old folk of our own (like me, hee hee). Oh well, when PDJT sends a lot of the aliens back from whence they came, Maybe we will have more room.


  12. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    COSMIC RAYS IN AIRPLANES: Last month, flight attendants got some bad news. According to a new study from researchers at Harvard University, the crews of commercial airlines face an elevated risk of cancer compared to members of the general population. A likely reason: cosmic rays. High energy particles from space hitting the top of Earth’s atmosphere create a spray of secondary radiation that penetrates the walls of airplanes flying above ~20,000 feet.

    On June 19th, Spaceweather.com and students of Earth to Sky Calculus flew from California to New Zealand to launch a series of space weather balloons–part of our ongoing program to map cosmic rays around the globe. Naturally, we took our radiation sensors onboard the airplane. Here is what we measured:

    Within minutes after takeoff from Los Angeles, radiation in the passenger compartment increased 25-fold and remained high until we landed again in Brisbane, Australia, 13 hours later. Peak dose rates were almost 40 times greater than on the ground below. In total, we absorbed a whole body dose approximately equal to a panoramic dental X-ray.

    Our sensors measure three types of radiation: neutrons, X-rays and gamma-rays. Using bubble chambers, we found that about 1/3rd of our exposure came from neutrons:

    Each bubble pictured above is formed by an energetic neutron (200 keV – 15 MeV) passing through the chamber. Counting bubbles yields the total dose, about 8 uGy (micro-Gray) of neutrons during the entire flight. These measurements are important because neutrons are a biologically effective form of radiation of interest to cancer researchers.

    The remaining 2/3rd of our exposure came from X-rays and gamma-rays, measured using Geiger tube devices:

    These are the same sensors that we have been flying to the stratosphere on space weather balloons since 2015.

    Adding it all together, we detected about 24.3 uGy of neutrons + X-rays + gamma rays during the Los Angeles to Brisbane leg of our flight. For comparison, a panoramic dental X-ray yields between 14 uGy and 24 uGy.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. Cosmic rays at aviation altitudes are a cocktail of different things: e.g., neutrons, protons, pions, electrons, X-rays, and gamma rays spanning a wide range of energies. Our sensors sample only three ingredients of that cocktail (neutrons, X-rays, gamma-rays) at relatively low energies typical of medical X-rays and airport security devices. This means flight crews and passengers absorb even more radiation than we can detect. It’s something to think about the next time you board a plane…

    Stay tuned for updates as we continue to process our haul of data from 5 airplane flights and 3 balloon flights over New Zealand.

    Reference: Tobiska, W. K., et al. (2015), Advances in Atmospheric Radiation Measurements and Modeling Needed to Improve Air Safety, Space Weather , 13 , doi:10.1002/ 2015SW001169.



    • American says:

      If you had stayed in Los Angeles, the dangerous energies would have peaked well above what you were tracking in the stratosphere. They emanate from all the crazy anti-American zombies in this town.

      Liked by 2 people

  13. kea says:

    Interesting follow up to this story

    Family of boy, 5, who knocked over a glass and mirror statue get their insurance to cover the $107,000 in damages
    Sarah Goodman got a $132,000 fine after her son Troy knocked over the art
    Surveillance footage showed her son, who was not being supervised, climbing up on the sculpture until it toppled over
    Goodman refuted the charge and argued that the sculpture, by artist Bill Lyons, was not properly secured
    Now, the Goodman’s insurers have stepped in to end the dispute, agreeing to pay $107,000


    You break it you buy it.


  14. Dora says:

    Here comes Chris. Doesn’t look too bad.


    Tropical Storm Chris Triggers Hazardous Weather Outlook For LI

    Chris, expected to strengthen into a hurricane Tuesday, should remain well offshore, but some impacts will be felt on the island.



  15. BigMamaTEA says:

    On senate tee-vee……CONFIRMED – Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, for US Circuit Judge – 9th Circuit.
    Y- 72 – N- 27.


  16. BigMamaTEA says:


  17. tdwesselman says:

    I am sorry but this is just f##ked up…
    Don’t blame the failings of the legal system, blame the dead mother.

    I love how they claim they told the mother to not allow her 18 year old son to purchase firearms, Like she had any choice in the matter for an 18 year old. It is just stupid to think a parent has any more control over an adult than the local police and court system.



  18. dayallaxeded says:

    Something came up on another thread that had me looking for an acoustic version of “Black Peter” but this bears sharing! It is the aural version of eating a raw honey comb on a hot summer night with a light breeze and washing it down with some spring water and ‘shine found in an old charred oak barrel in the back of your great-grandfather’s barn (who knows how long it’d been there).


  19. getfitnow says:

    Another free thinker. From a commenter:

    I’m 19 now, I’ve been wanting to be a diesel mechanic since I was 14. The year Trump was elected, I got a job with a large Caterpillar dealership. This year the mechanics pay freeze was lifted, and even as an apprentice, my allowance for tools and safety equipment DOUBLED! And with the noticed of our raise it stated “given the current administration positive lookout on American companies, we are happy to inform you of this well deserved raise…” Best president ever!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. PotP says:

    Stolen Valor: “actor” Sacha Cohen decides it’s ok to fake being a wounded vet to get an interview with Sarah Palin:


    This is why Hollywood & TV need boycotted. Scum.


  21. Lucille says:

    Of course the fact that the Italian people get shafted means nothing to these dhimmis…

    Italian bishop says he’s ready to “turn all the churches into mosques” to aid the cause of mass Muslim migration
    July 10, 2018 4:23 PM By Robert Spencer


  22. 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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  23. nwtex says:


  24. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Kansas councilwoman allegedly bites corrections officer’s thumb hard enough to break it during fight



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