Sunday September 2nd – 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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277 Responses to Sunday September 2nd – Open Thread

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

    Hat Tip: James Woods

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  2. duchess01 says:

    Warning God’s People – You Are Distracted and Your Prophetic Guard is Down!

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  3. getfitnow says:

    Hammer meets nail squarely on the head.

    FTA – The progressive narrative begins by crediting President Lyndon Johnson almost single-handedly for passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This focus on LBJ is critical because progressives don’t want to admit that proportionately, more Republicans in Congress voted for those laws than Democrats. The main opposition to the civil rights movement didn’t come from the Republican Party; it came from the Democratic Party. These inconvenient truths are skipped through a singular focus on LBJ.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Had JFK not been killed and so many politicians needing some wave to surf into reelection the 1964 Civil Rights Act would have been passed but in a more sane and democratic form. Instead we’re saddled with a law that’s been used – and is still being used – as a shoehorn to create all sorts of programs that have done little to heal old wounds but has created many new ones.
      But then that’s what the BGI/Leftist Democrats wanted, an endless series of racial divides.

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  4. margaretwalker says:

    In case anyone missed it, John McCain died last week. After 7 full days of coverage, FOX is doing a recap today,

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      good grief. (Thanks for the updates, so I don’t have to watch any of it!) {grin}

      Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      No, can’t miss iot..’actually I COULD miss it but none of the networks will let me. It’s EVERYWHERE – OK, Cartoon Network doesn’t have it yet but as soon as their Asian animation studios get spoun up…
      Bezos had one of his WaPo lapdogs do a piece blasting Pence, McConnell and Ryan as unfit to eulogize McCain while totally ignoring Kerry’s tossing his medals over the WH fence and helping the North Vietnamese who were holding McCain.
      The entire funeral was a McCain tribute in the repudiation of American nationalism, and blasting Trump and the rebuilding of America as THE world power. As if his being held POW was forgiveness for every anti-America-as-number-one act he committed subsequent to that. Bury him and his phony conservatism ASAP, maybe RINOs becoming extinct isn’t that bad after all.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Requiem for a TRUE American Hero

        “His path to distinguished service in the United States Senate led through the Naval Academy, aerial combat over hostile territory, and long years of confinement, beatings, and torture in the Hanoi Hilton. He was a man worth remembering. No, his name was NOT John McCain.

        Six years before McCain’s election to the Senate, Alabama voters sent retired Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton to Washington’s upper chamber. Both the parallels and the divergences in Denton and McCain’s lives tell something about the last few decades of our political history.

        Twelve years older than McCain, Denton was born in Mobile in 1924, the same year as George Herbert Walker Bush. After studies at the Jesuits’ Spring Hill College, Denton transferred to Annapolis where in 1946 he graduated in a class that included a young man from Americus, Georgia, named Jimmy Carter. Denton excelled academically, earning a master’s in international relations from George Washington University and winning the Naval War College’s award for best thesis. Diligent in his study of philosophy and history, he was respected as a strategic thinker.

        Denton, at 41, was one of the oldest active American pilots in Vietnam when his A6A Intruder, leading a squadron of 27 other aircraft, was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965. McCain, the son and grandson of four-star admirals, was erratic as a student at Annapolis. He graduated number 894 out of 899 members of his class. When he was shot down in 1967 he was 31 years old.

        Denton suffered imprisonment for nearly eight years, McCain for nearly six. Both men gained national and international attention for defiant courage during their ordeals. As son of the admiral commanding the U.S. Pacific fleet, McCain spurned Communist Vietnamese efforts to manipulate him for propaganda purposes.

        Denton, as one of the top-ranking officers, outwitted the enemy when they featured him in a televised propaganda news conference. Unbeknownst to his captors, he blinked his eyes with the Morse Code letters T-O-R-T-U-R-E as he answered questions.” From the AmericanSpectator via WeazelZippers

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Oh yeah, I remember Denton – I also remember the injured POWs the US and Red Cross knew about. The same POWs who had beds prepared for them at Clark and there were unguarded comments by staff that they expected more injured POWs back than came back.
          Also remember the private rescue of a US POW’s skeleton that was being used as a teaching aid in a Hanoi medical school.
          In all the Congress and State managed’ the VN POW issue the same way it did in WWII and Korea – get back what they could, forgive the captors, write off the rest and get back to business.


        • BebeTarget says:

          Thank you Deplor .for remembering Jeremiah Denton . Some would question your statement about
          no name not letting himself be used for propaganda purposes. Some POWs would disagree . . the name “Songbird” .meant something. The tape was conveniently “misfiled” for several years.
          The heroes in the Hanoi Hilton performed remarkable feats of which most people are unaware, and they would NEVER want anyone to use that term to describe them. No real hero would.


      • Yorkie says:

        Saw this, this morning – had to share…

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    • They need to plug it like and oil well to keep the crud from seeping out and move on.

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

      There’s not going to room for both Lucifer AND McCain down here. Ego Fight Club. 👿

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    • Shelley Keith Childs says:

      Did Elton John sing ‘Candle In The Wind’?

      I’ll get my coat…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Have to admire his family for ensuring expression of his last wishes:

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      Okay time to call in the salt trucks …. salt that grave/vault … wherever 🤨‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

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  5. imkittymyers says:

    Today’s reading at Mass was from Mark: ’14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”’

    I thought of the vile words spoken about President Trump and the toxic hatred directed at him at McCain’s funeral, as well as Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

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  6. Dora says:

    Have a Good One.

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  7. Hello All. Yard is mowed; weed whacking done; ditch cleaned up and the weekly dump run complete. Not time for homework here at the Tree House.

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  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    NYT Trashes Viganò Letter: ‘Ideologically Motivated,’ ‘Weaponized to Threaten Francis’ Agenda’

    Pray for the Catholic Church, they need it.

    For the Pope:

    May your soul find the graciousness
    To rise above the fester of small mediocrities.
    May your power never become a shell
    Wherein your heart would silently atrophy.
    May you welcome your own vulnerability
    As the ground where healing and truth join.

    May integrity of soul be your first ideal,
    The source that will guide and bless your work.

    Former nunciature official: ‘Vigano said the truth’

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  9. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:


    The world is very evil, The times are waxing late;
    Be sober and keep vigil, the Judge is at the gate;
    The Judge that comes in mercy, The Judge that comes with might,
    To terminate the evil, to diadem the right.

    O sweet and blessed country, The home of God’s elect!
    O sweet and blessed country That eager hearts expect!
    Jesus in mercy bring us To that dear land of rest,
    Who art with God the Father, And Spirit, ever blest.
    Attr: Bernard of Morlas, c.1140

    For all the fellow treepers here, do you mind if I throw out a couple of thoughts/questions?

    Somewhere recently I came across a sentiment expressed something like, “Ever since 9/11, I just can’t see crisp and bright blue, early September skies, in the same way I could before.”

    Two things from that -time- have been nagging my heart ever since.

    One, somebody, somewhere, within our vast and powerful government, you would think would take a long hard look at their reflection in the mirror, and think… Today I was charged with one job and one job only – to help defend and protect the US airspace from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Today I failed, thoroughly and completely.

    Maybe in the horror and confusion of that -time- someone or many, did make such a public statement. If anyone here knows of such a statement, would you be willing to share it? But if not, why not? Were there any such findings reported? Was there any such accountability noted?

    Also, while the sudden shutdown of our national airspace for those -days- may well have prevented further destruction, it still seems odd to me our nation did not also lock down the entire border and coastline. Even if it meant activating all reservists, national guards, and recalling all military retirees?

    Until we could sort out each and every non-citizen of any category. And send away those who were not supposed to be here.

    Thanks for listening, and I am aware some believe -it- was allowed to happen.


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    • BebeTarget says:

      Thank you Vandal for your thoughts. One thought that has nagged at me since 9/11 and still does: George Bush missed the greatest opportunity to safeguard America. He could have ordered a wall to be built on the Southern border and NO ONE would have objected. Had that been done, think of all the trouble we could have avoided


  10. Dora says:

    I hope the Cardinal wasn’t expecting a happy greeting.

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  11. Dora says:

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  12. Donna in Oregon says:

    Look for this happening in Oregon and Washington too. The Blue states are going to get a shellacking. Insurance companies are dumping fire insurance in these areas. No one really wants to talk about it tho. Shhhhhhhh……it’s a secret.

    Insurance is going to go thru the roof. Gasoline taxes are high, Mortgages are high, super high property taxes. If they lose their houses, who’s gonna pay for the Liberal economic sloth and thievery?

    Oh noes…

    California’s fires are creating another problem: Fleeing insurers

    Here is an example of California’s solution because they can’t stop the insurance companies from deciding not to provide insurance in an area that’s risky… and they can’t tell who is getting dumped because the insurance companies don’t have to report not re-issuing insurance. Note that flood insurance etc is a separate plan. Get your wallet out, this is gonna hurt.

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  13. PotP says:

    Beto O’Rourkes 1998 DWI was more than previously known

    Turns out it was a crash and he tried to flee.

    The Cruz peeps need to highlight that Beto, the “son of a Judge” got off easy for that and his other arrest.

    Sons of judges and sheriffs and politicians getting special treatment is not uncommon. People know the system is unfair.

    Cruz needs to capitalize on this.

    We need to keep the senate.

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  14. Sepp says:

    “The Parable of the Wedding Feast”

    It is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on the traditional Orthodox Christian Church Calendar.

    The reading is from the Holy Gospel of Saint Matthew 22: 2-14.

    A timeless commentary on this Parable by Saint Theophylact of Ohrid and Bulgaria is shared in English on the website of Chrysostom Press.


  15. 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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  16. rbrtsmth says:

    Go To Sleep You Little Baby

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  17. nikkichico7 says:

    Psalm 145 New King James Version (NKJV)

    A Song of God’s Majesty and Love
    A Praise of David.

    145 I will extol You, my God, O King;
    And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
    2 Every day I will bless You,
    And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
    3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    And His greatness is unsearchable.
    4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
    And shall declare Your mighty acts.
    5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
    And on Your wondrous works.
    6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
    And I will declare Your greatness.
    7 They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
    And shall sing of Your righteousness.
    8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
    Slow to anger and great in mercy.
    9 The Lord is good to all,
    And His tender mercies are over all His works.
    10 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
    And Your saints shall bless You.
    11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
    And talk of Your power,
    12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
    And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
    13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
    14 The Lord upholds all who fall,
    And raises up all who are bowed down.
    15 The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
    And You give them their food in due season.
    16 You open Your hand
    And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
    17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
    Gracious in all His works.
    18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
    To all who call upon Him in truth.
    19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
    He also will hear their cry and save them.
    20 The Lord preserves all who love Him,
    But all the wicked He will destroy.
    21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
    And all flesh shall bless His holy name
    Forever and ever.

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  18. Truthfilter says:

    When I was very little, my grandfather took me to the coffee shop and made me sing. I would get on top of the table and sing @This Little Light of Mine. Then he would bellow “Who do you love?” And I would say, “Jesus and Papaw.”

    I still love Jesus. And Papaw.

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