Thursday July 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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281 Responses to Thursday July 19th – Open Thread

  1. BigMamaTEA says:


    Help Patrick Colbeck Defeat Abdul al-Sayed, who said ‘You may not hate Muslims but Muslims definitely hate you!’

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

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  3. Lucille says:

    Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison demands Amazon stop selling books from SPLC-designated “hate groups”
    July 18, 2018 by Robert Spencer

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  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    h/t True Pundit

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

    Schumer just said on senate tee-vee….”President Trump has put us in a foreign policy crisis!”
    Schmuckles has some resolution on the desk, that TurtleHead agreed to allow a vote on this afternoon. (Can’t get a copy for roughly an hour) But from how he’s speaking, it sounds like it’s an attempt to stop our Ambassador (?) from going before Putin (?)


  6. BigMamaTEA says:

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  7. dbethd says:

    View this post on Instagram

    Besties after breakfast. 👶🏻💗👶🏻

    A post shared by Hillary Scott (@hillaryscottla) on

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    Grassley just mentioned on senate tee-vee…….that “No Demonrat (my name) Senator has interviewed with Judge Kavanaugh” (Supreme Court nominee.) Then Grassley said “I guess they’re waiting for the cue from their minority leader. Well, the People that voted for them, did so to represent THEM, and not just follow their leader to vote no”

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  9. Dora says:

    This is when life in America started changing. By now some cities need pooper scoopers for their sidewalks. Ugh!


  10. Lucille says:

    Turkish government using US mosques to spread “Islamist-nationalistic fervor”
    July 19, 2018 9:28 AM By Christine Douglass-Williams

    It is widely known that Saudi-funded mosques pose a threat due to their spread of Wahhabi ideology. Now Turkey, with its dreams of reviving the Ottoman Empire, is spreading its jihadist ideology through its own mosques in the U.S.


  11. BigMamaTEA says:

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  12. Steve in Lewes says:

    *****************************Seeking help *****************************************
    Anybody have issues regarding unwanted calls on your iPhone or Android phone.
    More directly, I’m getting 4 to 5 calls a day coming from different tel numbers from across the County, then a voice mail is left and it’s the same automated message, same voice, same exact words, ending in ‘have a blessed day’. They are non-returnable tel numbers. Very frustrating. If anyone has had this issue and has been able to eliminate, I would appreciated any help.


    • dbethd says:

      I have an iphone. In the “phone” app(?), recents tab, there’s a little blue “i” that you can click on. There’s an option to Block Caller at the bottom. I had been getting some telemarketer calls that kept coming through, and this has helped significantly. I didn’t have to download any apps to block them, just used the phone app that comes installed on my iPhone.


      • Steve in Lewes says:

        The problem is that it is not the same number. Within the last two days I’ve had 10-12 calls with the exact same message, voice, etc, all from different numbers.


        • dbethd says:

          It wasn’t for me either. I had signed up on that do not call list(didn’t work). But when I started blocking them, after a couple days, they stopped coming in.


          • Steve in Lewes says:

            Well then, that sounds encouraging. I’ll give it a try. As an old telephone guy, your success implies that they are most likely originating from the same number/souce and the actual source info is being masked somehow.


            • dbethd says:

              That could be. A friend told me he had a telemarketer call from a local phone number. He answered thinking it was legitimate. Then he had a local lady call him saying she had received a telemarketer call from his number. She called it back and got my friend instead.


              • pacnwbel says:

                Three land line messages all in the same voice but quoting different numbers saying the IRS was getting ready to arrest us and we should contact them via those numbers and one message threatening our computer,. If it were a sweet lonesome soul receiving these types of calls they could be tempted to take the bait and get into all kinds of troubles.


    • Every phone in the U S A all day long

      The phone companies are abusing their own custmers.!


  13. dbethd says:
    Michael Trent, 14, is paralyzed with only the ability to move his eyes after he suffered a stroke on the Fourth of July.


    • dbethd says:
      The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (original French title: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) is a memoir by journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby. It describes what his life is like after suffering a massive stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome. It also details what his life was like before the stroke.

      Plot summary[edit]
      On December 8, 1995, Bauby, the editor-in-chief of French Elle magazine, suffered a stroke and lapsed into a coma. He awoke 20 days later, mentally aware of his surroundings, but physically paralyzed with what is known as locked-in syndrome, with the only exception of some movement in his head and eyes. His right eye had to be sewn up due to an irrigation problem. The entire book was written by Bauby blinking his left eyelid, which took ten months (four hours a day). Using partner assisted scanning, a transcriber repeatedly recited a French language frequency-ordered alphabet (E, S, A, R, I, N, T, U, L, etc.), until Bauby blinked to choose the next letter. The book took about 200,000 blinks to write and an average word took approximately two minutes. The book also chronicles everyday events for a person with locked-in syndrome. These events include playing at the beach with his family, getting a bath, and meeting visitors while in hospital at Berck-sur-Mer. On March 9, 1997, two days after the book was published, Bauby died of pneumonia.


  14. Dora says:

    I don’t think this is a spoof.


    • Lucille says:

      Uhhuh…who says it’s a problem? Your usual collection of lefties who live to destroy all that is true, that’s who. Lefties invent problems and then offer leftie solutions.

      Create a world where every man fits the definition of what is masculine is another way of saying that what God created…male and female and their attendant traits…is inadequate…that traditional loving, protective-toward-women-and-children males are no longer held up as the desired definition of masculine but just one among millions (since every man may have a different definition).

      Fighting against leftism on every front…they are hoping to wear us down and out. Some days I’m real glad I’m 76 and haven’t got many more years of confronting this ridiculousness.

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    • There is a short answer to many of these whacky leftie loser ideas.


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    • Jeff says:

      Every MAN (and woman) already fits. The ones having trouble are the ones who don’t fit.


  15. smiley says:

    and what about poor Puerto Rico ?

    Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Government Would Lose Billions More By Joining The US As A State

    July 19, 2018

    how ?

    federal taxation

    since 1898, when it was ceded to the USA by Spain, PR has been operating free from any federal taxes being paid…all of its tax revenues are supposed to be going into the local treasury, instead.

    although its residents, evidently, do “pay into and receive benefits from such programs as social security…”

    as it stands now, PR is in (deep) debt with $70 billion in outstanding debt + another $50 billion in “pension funded liabilities for Puerto Rican public sector workers…”

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  16. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Yay! I early voted for him last week!

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  17. 1) Judge Amy Berman JAckson continuing to put the screws on Manafort. Note that she also ruled that Catholics were not punished by OBama’s decree that churches and schools fund abortion insurance).
    2) Turkey continues to hold the pastor despite the demands of Trump and the withholding of F-35 flyers.

    Judicial activism.
    It AND the media are our biggest threats – or at least in the top 5 (how delightful. WE have so many from which to choose…sarc)

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  18. BigMamaTEA says:

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      • I would have loved to hear guffaws of response.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          jkash….That got my curiosity up. So….here is the Hearing….. (almost 2 hrs ) BUT…here’s what happened early……there were no laughs. Not only has Nunes “had enough” it doesn’t appear there was much of an audience!

          At roughly 4:00 in Schiff starts with his motion to subpoena translator…….8-9 min in went into Recess for at least 15 minutes.

          About 25 min in Starts again. Schiff &Swallow made motion to subpoena translator from Trump’s 2 hr meeting with Putin, to testify to this committee in closed setting.

          Somebody made a motion to Table the Schiff motion. Call for the Y & N’s/ Y-11/ N 6. Motion TABLED.

          Let the Hearing begin. I just started listening to the Witnesses. I recommend everyone watch/listen to this Hearing when time allows. It’s about the infiltration and theft of OUR
          intellectual property being intentionally stolen by the Chinese, in planned effort to make China more powerful than the USA.

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    • …that point when even people who are only remotely interested in politics realize that the liberals have lost their collective minds and have screamed ‘wolf!’ so many times that nobody gives a goll dang if there IS a wolf.

      I believe that this is called panic mode.

      TRump and Putin are going to be willing to talk BECAUSE of the left’s overreach. How is THAT for justice!!! 🙂

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    • steelbreeze7 says:

      Maximum pushback is required.

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  19. Janie M. says:

    Such a sweet child. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  20. BigMamaTEA says:

    h/t Earl of Taint…..Earl’s comment “It’s perfect. Looming above them, laughing at their boring, noodly rallies. They think they’re ridiculing him? I wonder who’s seeing it in their dreams?”

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  21. Lucille says:

    Russia Offers Sanctuary for 15000 White South African Farmers!!!
    Dr. Steve Turley

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    • Yes, but what saddens me is that it was only 35 to 40 years ago that this happened in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and I cannot find one person in 5000 who even know how we are repeating history.

      If they HAD known it, Obama’s race baiting would have been seen for the marked similarity it had to Mugawbe’s tactics back then….and the present day blacks in starving, illiterate, broke Zimbabwe have been caught ruing the loss of the now long gone white leadership and the abundant agriculture of generations held farms.

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  22. Janie M. says:

    This one’s for you Georgia Grace, wherever you are. 😘❤️❤️

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  23. BigMamaTEA says:

    Whoa! The planned Vote on Ryan Bounds, Oregon for 9th Circuit Judge, was just viciated, and the nomination was withdrawn.


  24. BigMamaTEA says:

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  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    For those interested in the HSPCI (House Intel) Hearing regarding China’s industrial espionage….here are the Witness’ Opening Statements for the Record:

    Mr. Michael Brown
    Formerly of Symantec Corporation

    Center for a New American Security….pdf

    Mr. James Phillips
    NanoMech, Inc.

    Mr. Michael Pillsbury
    Hudson Institute

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  26. dbethd says:


  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well. Senate tee-vee just adjourned until Monday, July 23, 2018 at 3:00pmEST

    Back later treeps.

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  28. dbethd says:

    Prayers for Zinke to fight this
    The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has launched a full investigation into a real estate deal involving a foundation established by Ryan Zinke and developers including Halliburton Chairman David Lesar, which was first reported by POLITICO last month, according to a letter the office sent to House Democrats on Wednesday.

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  29. Lucille says:

    Did this story get any play elsewhere?

    EXCLUSIVE: Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home
    July 18, 2018 by Patrick Howley

    No names of proprietors or contracted writers at Big League Politics are shown in their “About” section. Is there something we should assume from that? If anyone hears, reads, or discerns in a dream more about this group which is getting a lot of play recently, be sure to put the word out.

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  30. Lucille says:

    Today at Sundance’s “FBI Director Christopher Wray Outlines China is Biggest Intelligence Threat”, Howie posted this photo:

    Curious as to where it was from, I found it connects to a pretty harrowing story. The photo is captioned: “Many Somalis will take relatives living with mental health problems to traditional or Khoranic healers for treatment.” Uh-huh, blast them with Koranic readings over a loudspeaker…

    The article is “Where the most vulnerable suffer the greatest”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Well, wonderful, they are just a step or two past the stone age. 🙄 I mean, they didn’t have loudspeakers in the stone age.


  31. Prayers for Marshalltown, Iowa ..
    Sever WX at this time.


  32. 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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  33. Lucille says:

    Facebook Struggles to Defend Leaving Up Page Calling for Assassination of Pro-Life Republican Congressmen
    By Corinne Weaver July 17, 2018 | WDC

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  34. Lucille says:

    From independent war and news correspondent out of Thailand, Michael Yon…

    Michael Yon
    Yesterday at 6:43 PM
    Thailand: Just got extremely funny note from a retired Thai military officerApparently the rescuers and Thai Navy SEALs let the boys help decide who would get to leave the cave first.

    The boys, being boys and from Thailand, thought they were just going to get to leave the cave and ride their bikes home. Haha! So Thailand! (Whether they were all Thai or not, that is very Thailand.) The boys had no idea that millions of people around the world, and a helicopter were waiting for them. The hospital was totally prepped. A doctor told me that all 13 had their own medical staff assigned to them. Everyone had their own doctors and nurses assigned.

    But they are rural boys and thought they would just pedal their bicycles home.
    So, he said, the boys decided that the boys who lived farthest away could go out first because they had to pedal first to tell their parents about the condition of the group.

    This is part of why so many people love Thailand.

    Wild Boars!

    Some people have said it would be nice to see the Wild Boars get a better football pitch. Knowing Thailand, work already is planned.

    Would be great to see at least one boy grow up and become a Navy SEAL.

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  35. thinkthinkthink says:

    For the innocents…


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