Monday October 8th – 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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197 Responses to Monday October 8th – Open Thread

  1. 🍺Gunny66 says:

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  2. Sepp says:

    October 6th is German-American Day each year and President Trump signed this year’s Proclamation the other day. (The full text is on the site.)

    The month of October is German-American Heritage Month on an informal basis. This link tells a little bit about that story.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      We spent yesterday celebrating Octoberfest in Helen, GA. The band was Mollie B and The Squeezbox! It was a fun day filled with beer and dancing. I’m an old worn out woman this morning, lol.

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  3. New Nonna to Be, Again!!! 🤗 says:

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  4. ltravisjr says:

    If anyone is looking for an alternative to Taylor Swift now, check Marie Miller. We need to embrace artists who share our traditional values. I don’t know if I can post links but you can Google easily enough.

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  5. Citizen 817 says:

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  6. Janie M. says:

    Found this at a site I subscribe to, Appears to me, William is not all there.

    Man Charged After Toxic Letters Sent to Trump, Other Leaders
    The Associated Press 6 Oct 2018 By Lindsay Whitehurst

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Navy veteran was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground castor beans, the substance from which the poison ricin is derived.

    William Clyde Allen III, 39, told investigators he wanted the letters to “send a message,” though he did not elaborate, FBI investigators said in documents filed in U.S. District Court of Utah. Authorities zeroed in on Allen after finding his return address on at least two of the envelopes, according to the complaint.

    One of the comments to the article – quite telling about the perp’s military career 🙄

    2 days ago
    Smart enough to discharge as an E-2 after 4 years.

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    • dbethd says:

      What is an E-2?

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      • Janie M. says:

        Very low rank, dbethd. I will address it from the Marine Corps standpoint since that is the branch I served in. The enlisted (E) rank runs from no rank (a private), then E-1 to E-9. After 4 years I would have expected him to at least be an E-4 or 5, if he had a clean record and good performance reviews.

        I was promoted to an E-5 (Sgt.) after serving 2 yrs and 5 months (I had a 3 yr. enlistment). That this wacko was still an E-2 at the end of 4 yrs. leads me to believe he probably received a reduction in rank at some point due to poor performance or worse. There can be a number of reasons, including refusal to obey an order, insubordination, etc. I am not familiar with all the negative reasons because I never had that problem.


  7. PaulM says:


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  8. phattcat says:

    This is a full moon descending on Angel Falls, on the south side of Yosemite, just west of Sentinel Rock. For a few days each year, it appears as though the the moon is draining through the waterfall.

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  9. amwick says:

    *taps mic

    ahem ,testing 123, ahem

    I fixed my own dishwasher!

    Thank you very much.

    *bows humbly

    So, who would have ever thought that a thermistor sensor thingie could have disconnected itself?

    Machines are so tricky, sneaky even. But I am persistent. 🙂

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  10. JX says:

    Amazon has been funnelling cash to a Salafist ‘charity’ led by an Islamic scholar described as “one of the most dangerous men in Britain” by counter-extremists

    The Jeff Bezos-led retail giant allowed the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) founded by Saudi-born Haitham al-Haddad into its Amazon Smile programme, which allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases to charity, according to a Times investigation.

    The Times also quotes al-Haddad as advocating arranged marriages “The earlier the better, especially for girls”, and adding that it is “not necessarily a problem, biologically, if a girl of 12 or 13 becomes pregnant”.

    Abuse within marriage of any kind, he argues, should not be interfered with: “Muhammad said that a man should not be questioned why he hit his wife.

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  11. Pam says:

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  12. JX says:



    • Beverly says:

      Thank you, God that this horrible woman is not the President of the United States. What a virago.


    • Bendix says:

      Disgusting. How is it she STILL does not know to be prepared with water, throat lozenges, or perhaps cough suppressant, when appearing in public, after all this time?
      I wouldn’t want to be standing in her vicinity, getting coughed at.


    • Jim in TN says:

      Didn’t she hold seances to talk with Eleanor while Bill was trolling for interns?

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  13. Bendix says:

    Anybody else see anything odd about this plot summary of a prime time TV show?
    “A young married couple must choose between saving the wife’s life or their future ability to start a family.”
    From something called The Good Doctor.
    If the doctor presented them with that choice, how good can the doctor be?


  14. Bendix says:

    Taylor Swift has always had a somewhat nutty admiration for the Kennedys. Especially Ethel, which is odd, because even Kennedy fans don’t like Ethel.


  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. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  17. BigMamaTEA says:

    Trump Rallies –

    Council Bluffs, IA
    Tue, October 09, 2018
    06:30 pm (CST)

    Erie, PA
    Wed, October 10, 2018
    07:00 pm (EST)

    Lebanon, OH
    Fri, October 12, 2018
    07:00 pm (EST)

    Richmond, KY
    Sat, October 13, 2018
    07:00 pm (EST)

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  18. BigMamaTEA says:

    Katica has been a buy girl…(thanks girlfriend)…8 tweets in this thread I’m about to post, on candidates Trump endorsed……or Obie endorsed by states

    or you can go read here:

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  19. Are ones accomplishments diminished when the majority of their career and wealth was made not by direct inheritance but essentially inheriting a top executive CAO type position not by merit but given to the via parents?

    Also When this same person brags humbly or not about their wealth or has a snobbish arrogance about them?

    No this isn’t Trump but someone I know not necessarily good friends with. Just tempted to say something to them next time I see them.


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