Friday September 21st – 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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137 Responses to Friday September 21st – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:


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  2. Janie M. says:

    Awww, what a sweet little guy. Even as young as he is… he’s trying to help the bunny up. ❤️

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

    80th Anniversary 1938-2018

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Jamie Lin Wilson’s front porch . . .

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  5. allhail2 says:

    Speaking of “climate change.” Guess what’s happening over the next couple of weeks. The climate is going to change once again. This time, it’s called Fall. And then in a few months it magically changes again to Winter. Ooooo, ahhhhh.

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  6. Lucille says:

    To all Treepers…enjoy and have a

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    • amwick says:

      Nooooooooooooooooooo, summer is a state of mind… When you have a hot hot day, a beautiful beach, a glass of ice tea and a good book, summer persists!!!!!!

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      • amwick says:

        I self identify as being in summer for at least two weeks more, so there!!!!!

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      • Lucille says:

        Jimmie Rodgers THE LONG HOT SUMMER

        A post in the comment section by Michael Rodgers 8 months ago….
        “My father (Jimmie Rodgers) has shared with me that he recorded this in one take standing in the center of the Hugo Winterhaller orchestra in a studio in New York. He was 25 years old. When he finished the final note the orchestra applauded. When the engineer asked Mr. Winterhaller if he wanted to do another take he responded – “Why? That was perfection” I happen to agree. My father also performed the song at the Academy Awards later that year. Thanks for posting this.”

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

    It’s National New Yorkies Day…

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  8. millwright says:

    C. B. Ford is pretty much guaranteed to be a no-show come Monday as more background on her past leaks out ! The DD’s ( Dispicable Demorats ) pretty much threw her into the arena knowing she’d be ( figuratively ) stripped naked . So now all of America knows what certain Senators, and much of hollyweird really think of women . Just as America knows just how venal and vile members of the ” Gang of 100 ” are as well !

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  9. Lucille says:

    7 Curious Facts That Prove Kiwis Are Amazing Little Birds


  10. flame says:

    Ben Stein SLAMS CNN… While On CNN!

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    • Too Real says:

      Dear US Congress, I DARE one of you to introduce a bill on Monday that makes it a federal felony with long minimum jail time, to accuse someone who holds a federal office of sexual crimes without any evidence.

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  11. swampratterrier says:

    Amazon And Tesla Reflect Deep Fraud Throughout The Financial System


      • amwick says:

        Wow, this is a bit much for first thing in the morning but I liked this:

        I love ordering $10 items that are delivered in 2-days because I know that AMZN loses money on that transaction. Sounds like a plan!!!! Ty, interesting… also, that bit at the end:

        When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. – Francisco D’Anconia “Money Speech” from “Atlas Shrugged”


      • swampratterrier says:


        Have noticed for about 5 years or more that place seems to be more and more …….er…… uh……lower and lower.

        This year they’ve hired the SLPC to be their “judge” of what’s not allowed. So this year they’ve shut down affiliate programs and took money owned by their affiliates – conservative affiliates naturally such as Legal Insurrection.

        Right from their start they seem to favor all activity that has a bias to increase their sales revenue. From multiple short five star reviews for things just released that day to deleting poor reviews.

        Check out how this summer lots of their employees in China and such places have been caught selling customer information and deletions of poor reviews – all for really big money.

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  12. thinkthinkthink says:

    September 21, 2018 will be proclaimed by the President as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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  13. swampratterrier says:

    When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. – Francisco D’Anconia “Money Speech” from “Atlas Shrugged”

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  14. flame says:

    According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day.
    The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful.
    They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: “The water is very nice, let’s take a bath together!”
    The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice.
    They undress and start bathing.
    Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away.
    The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back.
    The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.
    The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame.
    Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs
    of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

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  15. Dora says:

    Sir John Lavery – ‘The Golf Links, North Berwick’ 1921

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  16. nwtex says:

    Well, wadda you know. Die hard me just (10 min ago) found my “blue star” finally I got it back on my tool bar right where the little stinker belongs.
    However……… it isn’t functioning as it should. The drop down does not show all my folders. It’s just showing “radio” and “hoax” folders hmmmm . Must figure this out otherwise I’ll have to leave links in the “general” folder and hand carry it to the proper folder….but I’m getting there.Baby steps

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  17. Dora says:

    A picture that has to make you smile. 🙂

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  18. nwtex says:

    I know someone very much like her….not the “hate” part fortunately.
    I wonder if I can use this for my avatar. hmm I like it.

    The Woman Who “Hates” Everyone Is Actually The Perfect Partner, Here Is Why


  19. amwick says:

    I like the red hat myself, I can see it from across the room!!! Also, I just didn’t like the pouty lips in the picture,,, just me.


  20. nwtex says:

    Wake up everybody.

    Larry Elder’s break song. Well used to be anyway. Haven’t listened to him in over 10 yrs.


  21. nwtex says:

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  22. amwick says:

    I have company here at the cottage. Friends of friends had to be evacuated a second time. They live in Calabash, NC and evacuated when Florence came straight at them. They got home, unpacked and then their river started rising. They weren’t even home one day and they had to leave in a rush… As it was, they barely got out of the neighborhood with some stuff, and three cats. Water was almost up to the engine of their truck… Standing water, not moving, but they managed to drive out..
    It was a slow motion disaster, the river is rising very slowly.. We are all hoping fervently that it does not actually get to the inside of their house. Two of the cats are like semi feral. The third is a house cat and they have been given our garage to live in. They are very very upset, one crawled up into the belly of my car and it took the two of us to prod it out. But we managed…I have tried talking to the cats,, but they just hide. Poor sweeties. Our new friend, C, brought more stuff for the cats than for herself. She (a medical thing) never had children, and the cats are her kids….
    At least they are all safe… 🙂
    Now I have to catch up on what went on in the world while we traveled. *sighs
    Oh, and my cottage had no damage at all. Actually I have outside plants that seemed to be thriving, and all my indoor plants managed to survive three and a half months on the water I set them up with… unbelievable…

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  23. nwtex says:

    Well, boo. That was yesterday. I would have liked to of heard the interview. One had latitude on radio. You get a more realistic picture.

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  25. nwtex says:

    OMGoodness. Breakfast on steroids. YUM

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  26. nwtex says:

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  29. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  30. nwtex says:

    Go get ’em cowboy!

    I think we should pray to The Lord.

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  31. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
    John 15:16 (KJV)

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  32. rrick says:

    It actually started last Thursday. I was summoned for jury duty. I do not try to wrangle myself out of jury duty nonetheless I was anxious. I was to appear in the belly of the beast, downtown in the city. I am not a city mouse. I had heard how crime ridden this place is and dirty and down trodden the surrounding area.

    I prayed for relief. I prayed for that I may forebear whatever may come. Each night I was to call to find if I was to appear the following day. With relief I heard that my group was on standby. This went on for four nights. I continued my prayers for I surely did not want to travel into the city. Each night that went by my sleep suffered ever more such that by Tuesday I hadn’t sleep but 2 hours in thirty-six. It is unlike me to become so anxious. Thoughts of the big city will do that to me.

    The fourth night I called I was told I was to appear but the venue was changed and it was much closer. This place was much closer but also more agreeable for it is a fairly pleasant environment. I am sure y’all have your own happy dance. I sprung into my happy dance. I loudly proclaimed my thanks to God, and again. How pleasing is my LORD who is with me.

    I consider how often does He remind me of His presence and in the most marvelous way. It is not that I wanted to avoid jury duty entirely but could it at least be a pleasant experience? While I did not pray in such a manner nor even think such thoughts, merely asking only that my Father provide for me, it is how He does provide. A change of venue! Only in the briefest passing thought had I considered that.

    So comes the day. Wow, there sure are a lot of people. In a casual conversation with a young man I mentioned that originally I was to appear to that other place. He said, Oh no, you wouldn’t want to go there, that place is bad. I replied that it was an answer to prayer that I am here. He seemed to sneer but I think it was more that he was uncomfortable what with the mention of God.

    How we come to the Lord, our walk with our LORD, all is built on relationships. So it is when we speak to another about Christ Jesus. Looking into this young man’s face I wondered what thoughts does he have right now. No matter, our time is short. So I said, the power of prayer cannot be denied. And when we pray we pray to Him who can hear and can answer and He who is the one God above all. He sent His son Jesus to redeem us from an eternal death. Consider that my friend. This man smiled and his eyes did come alive. We shook hands and and said goodbye as he was called away.

    Now I was called up. In voir dire a woman was so stressed she began crying. During a lunch break I caught up with her to ask if she was going to be alright. I did ask if she was okay if I prayed with her. She was too upset. I said I would pray for her. She rushed out of the room. Later she did thank me for asking. She then did offer more explanation of her circumstances. We spoke a bit about Christ Jesus in the time we had left. As we spoke this woman became visibly less upset.

    It is my failing that I am not more often an instrument of Christ. But when I am I am lifted it up! It is that which I wanted to tell. It is uplifting. All the glory is to God.

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  33. Dora says:

    “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”.

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  34. Elle says:

    It’s 10:46 in Washington. Waiting to hear if they are going to take the vote today or not. Come on Mitch, show us your stuff, get out there and get it done


  35. Anonymous says:

    Remember in November!

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  36. smiley says:

    Friday Funnies…

    Inv 99L

    NOAA giving it a 60% chance of development…5 days..

    and this is the latest Intensity Guidance Model (subject to change)…

    more about this, here…various forecast models, etc…

    I’m not laughing.


  37. smiley says:

    Christine Blasey Ford …and…

    Motive ….

    Christine Blasey Ford Published Eight Studies About “Abortion Pill” And Worked For Company Who Produces It

    Sept 20, 2018

    that company is Corcept Therapeutics where she was employed as “director of biostatistics” from 2006-2011, according to the article linked.

    Corcept, apparently, has a worth of $1.66 Billion with current annual sales of $216 Million.

    …and if Justice Kavanaugh should try to reverse Roe vs Wade…well…

    …well well.

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  38. SouthernHeart says:

    We’re headed to the MAGA rally today in Springfield, MO. So excited–‘–can’t wait to see our beloved President Trump and be with other Deplorables! ! Wearing my Les Deplorables ball cap. MAGA***MAGA***KAG

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  39. Sepp says:

    September 8th – traditional Orthodox Church Calendar
    September 21st – civil calendar

    The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary

    Dismissal Hymn
    Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole world; for from thee hath dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.

    Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness, and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death, O immaculate one, by thy holy nativity, which thy people, redeemed from the guilt of offenses, celebrate by crying to thee: The barren woman giveth birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life.

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  40. Molly Pitcher says:

    After struggling, Jerry Brown makes assisted suicide legal in California

    California’s assisted suicide law allows “interested” witnesses, which include beneficiaries, to sign a person’s request for assisted suicide drugs. The new law allows an individual to aid, advise, and encourage a person to commit suicide-AND sign off on the method of suicide-while financially benefitting from the person’s death.

    SB 282 will give unscrupulous family members and others unqualified immunity to actively participate in the killing of another human being.

    Slippery slope………….

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  41. Bendix says:

    I find it interesting that our president has called out the parents of the lying Kavanaugh accuser.
    I’m sure as a caring father, he can’t imagine a scenario where a daughter of his could be at a place where she could be subject to an attack, and he would be totally unaware that anything had happened.
    Yet her parents aren’t coming forward to say either they noticed something was wrong and intervened, or admitted they allowed their fifteen year old to wander around to boozy parties in her bathing suit, so much so that nothing stands out in their minds?
    Some parents.

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  42. amwick says:

    So we have unexpected company… and I have been busy with them… We gave them a tour, had a bit of a nice lunch, hung out at the pool….. They are feeling much better now that it seems their house has been spared. Things are happening and I am missing out… *sighs
    Oh, and their cats are hiding, I had hoped to pet them… but no, they are terrified. 😦

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  43. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    The Lights are on again. Almost 7 days to the minute.
    Now time to finish up the branch chipping and other general clean up.
    From a couple posts upstream, may need to get the propane tank topped up sooner than later and couple more jars of peanut butter!!
    The rivers seem to be crested around here, but now the folks downstream in SC need to keep a close watch on things. I95 remains mostly closed from I74 to I40 due to high waters. And the Wilmington area remains isolated due to high water.
    But for the moment, signs of progress and a return to “normal” in these parts.

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  44. 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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  45. nwtex says:

    Oh, boy. “They” have commandeered my computer. Well, this is an awesome moment anyway but not what I’ve been trying to share on another thread. I even cleared the cache …..or whatever that’s called = cookies, history etc.


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