Friday November 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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  1. Lucille says:


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  2. citizen817 says:


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  3. citizen817 says:


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    • Anonymous says:

      Sound a lot like going to drill.


      • GB Bari says:

        It looks like Iraq.

        U.S. National Guard units were activated and sent there several times. Those who thought they had signed up for one weekend a month and two weeks summer camp were rudely awakened to the reality of “today’s Army.”

        Whoever’s driving that truck obviously didn’t appreciate the “unplanned” duty. Can’t say I blame them. Iraq has been a quagmire and no-win situation from the outset.

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Will You Please Sit Still

    Presently, we have a four-year-old grandson. He has more life and energy than grandpa, grandma, mommy and daddy combined. Actually, all our grandchildren do. However, our oldest in particular is constantly on the go and talking loudly. He finds it difficult to sit still for very long. Nonetheless, we’ve been working on the process of him attending church services with us. Recently I told him he needed to be very quiet while we were in the services. When this clearly wasn’t working, we told him firmly: “Will you please sit still and be quiet?”

    In the Scriptures, the Lord repeatedly seeks to impress on our souls the need to be still and quiet. In Psalm 46:10, David records God’s message: “Be still and know that I am God.” When he was in times of “trouble” (46:1), David learned it was a good time to reflect quietly on God’s greatness and help. When an issue about how to properly worship the Lord arose, Moses told the questioners: “Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you” (Num. 9:8). Rather than clamor in an emotional state, their need was to wait quietly, listen and learn. When God instructed the prophet Samuel to announce to Saul that he was the choice of Jehovah to be king, Samuel wanted a private time with him away from all distraction. Then he told him: “…stand thou still awhile, that I may shew thee the Word of God” (I Sam. 9:27).

    As it was then, so it is now. The best condition to fully comprehend a message from God’s very words is in a state of quiet attentiveness without distraction. So important is this latter principle that we see Samuel practicing it again in the waning days of his ministry to Israel. He told them: “Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the Lord of all the righteous acts of the Lord, which he did to you and your fathers” (I Sam. 12:7).

    We live in a time of too much busyness and distraction, especially with things that will not count in eternity. It is more important than ever for every child of God to recognize the necessity of being quiet and still before the Lord. This is true when we go to church to worship, and it is true every day. It is vital that we purpose to make time for a quiet time with the Lord and His Word each day.

    By Pastor John Fredericksen

    Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:1 <> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    Numbers 9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.

    1 Samuel 9:27 And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.

    1 Samuel 12:7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

    2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
    6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

    7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
    9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
    11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

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    • mj_inOC says:

      Give him 3 crayons and a plain sheet of paper to draw the message he is hearing… and then give him levels of rewards and blessings, as God does us!
      Yes, it’s difficult, especially when our pastor expository preaches for an hour each LORD’s Day. So sit at the back and maybe take a walk mid-Service. Your grandson sounds Dear!
      Grandblessing #1, MissProvidence, 18-months, fell asleep on my lap half-way through her first worship with gramma mj, but sure enjoyed the hot chocolate afterwards!
      Our prayer is for them to Love God and His Family…

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      • Ah, to have 3 crayons and a plain sheet of paper….Once again! Oh, but for the innocence.
        None of us escapes unscathed. Yet, God is good to us when we seek Him! 😊

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      • trumpismine says:

        My father was the son of a minister in the 1920’s and as a young child had to sit at the front of the congregation very still and erect in his posture. Later in life my mother said when they were sitting on hard wooden pew he would have to take a break during the service and walk a bit before returning to the service. Also a good time to reflect on the Word of God

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      • JBT says:

        Or a bag of Cheerios (personal experience).


        • Conservativeinny says:

          Funny story, when my youngest was a toddler, The first time I brought Cheerios to Mass to help keep him quiet, he managed to throw a few at a few of our fellow parishoners before I could catch him. After that he was given one Cheerio at a time until he proved he could behave himself. I also brought a few crayons and paper for all of mine until they were 4 in order to keep them busy.


  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Raxane Elfasci is a gifted young French guitarist who gives us a splendid performance of a Debussy;s famous “Claire de lune”. I should add that this is a piece that is very difficult to play because it demands 5 fret stretches which are a real challenge for most guitarists. Despite the technical challenge, Roxane adroitly handles these difficult passes with real virtuosity, something the guitar players posting in the comment sections all praise. Her playing is so good that, even though her presence on YouTube is limited, this performance has nonetheless attracted over 2 million viewers. Not bad for a classical guitar performance.

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  6. hard masada says:

    To Sundance: Please show this to the President, the wanton disregard of his orders continue and they ALL need to be FIRED posthaste.


  7. nwtex says:

    I could not, would NOT and have not ever be in the company of a man who does this. It would be like walking back in time into the Stone age. I would loose my appetite.

    And I’m reminded of our VSG’s words to his youngest soon…”small bites, small bites”

    I recall my father telling me something at a restaurant when I was probably 9-10 years old.
    As I was running my finger down the prices on the menu he gently took the menu out of my hands and said so softly and with a smile “don’t ever look at the price when you are dining with a man”.
    Thanks pops you were the best xo

    It’s interested how, as children, what we hear, learn and experience shapes us.

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    • nwtex says:

      These individuals traveled around the world representing the United States of America?! What an embarrassment. They should have stayed in their rooms….ordered room service or gone hungry. 🤨

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    • Dora says:

      Remember Kasich on the campaign trail? Ugh!

      I think if I had been planning to vote for him, I would have changed my mind after seeing this.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “after seeing this.”

        A general guideline is that any food that exceeds the thickness of three fingers on your hand is the limit to which one can can open your mouth to eat it. Anything greater results in having to make an angled, gnawing attack, such as a beaver chomping away at a tree.

        When my children were young, I used to make them egg and bacon sandwiches quite often. I used Arnold Melba Thin Rye Bread for the toast, so they could comfortably eat it with their diminutive mouths.

        Part of the problem may be our culture’s penchant for “consuming mass quantities” (re: the SNL Coneheads). A culture of gluttony and excess, but not (yet, anyway) to the point of the Roman vomitorium.

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    • amwick says:

      Some restaurants give the ladies a menu with no prices. Seriously. I have seen that myself. hmmmmm

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      • Teagan says:

        No prices for women or guests is a very old tradition started so people wouldn’t be influenced by cost when ordering. It’s still common in private clubs.
        In those same dining venues, most often if you are wearing black you will very subtly be given a black napkin for your lap, no matter was on the table when you sat down. That, of is to prevent white “fuzzies “ on your black attire when you get up from the table.
        I must admit…I very much like and appreciate these old-fashion traditions. Now, if they would just bring back finger bowls! 😉

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          My friend and I had taken his new quite elegant girlfriend and eventual wife to a particularly good, upscale restaurant for dinner. We, of course, felt like the red-neck bozos we were in such posh surroundings. As I stared in wonder at the spread of utensils beside my plate, she gently said, “You go left to right” . . . 🙂

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      • nwtex says:

        I’ve seen it also. I wonder, tho, if they would a restaurant would comfortable (treating a lady like a lady) in this mixed up society.
        After all, as I’m sure you are aware, some women complain if a man opens their car door or door to a restaurant and watch out if he dare stand when you approach the table etc. AND,also, even if a man pays for the “lady’s” meal. Where’s Zsa Zsa? xo
        I really don’t know what is wrong with these females today. It’s all me me me me “i am woman hear me roar” sung by some chick. I can do all things. Never any talk about parenting a child. noooo. Sad.

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    • Dave says:

      I’m surprised Biden can eat this with his teeth in a glass! Kerry should choke on his! And Obozo looks like he has lots of practice, LOL!


      • Dave says:

        In fairness, I think none of us would want the world watching us when we’re eating, especially when we’re on a tight schedule. What’s next, the world watching them when they stand in front of the urinal? Oops, I just gave the media an idea!

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  8. Citizen 817 says:

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  9. nwtex says:

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    • nwtex says:

      John Hagee is one of my favorites his son as well.

      How Jesus Dealt with Demons
      by John Hagee

      Pastor Hagee says that earth is a battlefield where demonic forces come to rob, to kill and to destroy. But we are the Church triumphant! We have absolute power over the Prince of Darkness.

      Learn how to resist the Devil and he will flee from you. Demons are real, and they are powerful, but they cannot overcome the power given to you through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. If you are a slave to your past or to demonic spirits, listen to this inspiring sermon and be set free today in Jesus’ mighty name!

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “earth is a battlefield where demonic forces come to rob, to kill and to destroy.”

        Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        Putin’s Comments About Satanism & Pedophilia Within Politics Are Turning Out To Be True

        “….Vladimir Putin has said that this power has used “imaginary and mythical threats” to impose their will on others. This isn’t Russian propaganda, it’s a strategy that has existed since the inception of politics. It represents psychopathic behaviour, but it’s masked by massive amounts of propaganda and brain-washing, to the point where individuals with good hearts join in because they believe they’re lending themselves to a good cause…..”


  10. nwtex says:

    Pastor John Hagee
    ‏Verified account @PastorJohnHagee
    18h18 hours ago

    We are not saved by fraternal orders and doing good works. We are not saved by morality, respectability, and religiosity. All of your righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) if you have not been to the cross. We are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:22).

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  11. nwtex says:

    Pastor John Hagee
    ‏Verified account
    Oct 30

    When fear knocks at your door, send faith to answer, and no one will be there, because fear will scatter at sight of your faith.
    30 replies 307 retweets 1,103 likes

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  12. nwtex says:

    Whoa. A spat. 😵 🤼‍♀️

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    • itmatterstome says:

      Tomi has been around a lot longer than Candice, who got her start by doxing right wing web sites. It seems Republicans are always so quick to be inclusive of the shiny new bling. What Candace did to Kanye was wrong. Who is Candace to tell Tomi people are sorry for her failed career, what she says doesn’t bode well and grow up. Sounds like something that would come from a immature left winger.


    • Rynn69 says:

      Tomi Lahren should not have emailed this and instead shared her opinions with Candace in PRIVATE. So sick that two smart young women cannot work together for the common cause. Tomi and Candace – just be friends. You both have too much going for you.


  13. nwtex says:

    Somethin wrong with that Party.

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  14. kea says:

    I thought this was cute.

    Woman takes her 91-year-old mother trick-or-treating for the first time ever

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  15. smiley says:

    southern border towns preparing for arrival(s) of caravan migrants..


    Juarez Plans For Possible ArrIval Of Central American Caravan To Border City

    Oct 23, 2018

    “There are indications they will head to the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas across The Rio Grande from south Texas but Juarez should be ready for a possible influx of migrants…”

    “Of course the city is not ready”, says Juarez Mayor Cabada.

    a LOT of “infrastructure” and security challenges there.

    the “caravan” is approx 1000+ miles from McAllen, Texas, the nearest US/Mex border crossing.

    more here…

    Oct 27, 2018

    …with a reference to Beto O’Rourke’s comments on this.

    and, speaking of Beto O’Rourke…

    “Don’t Ever Repeat This” : Beto Aides Busted Funneling Caravan Funds In Undercover Sting

    Nov 1, 2018

    Project Veritas,,,”filming campaign staffers for Congressman/Us Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke…engaging in illegal use of campaign resources to help transport Honduran nationals traveling in the… caravan towards the southern US border.”

    “Nobody needs to know.”

    “…using prepaid credit cards…”

    videos and a lot more about it, at the link.

    El Paso, Texas…

    El Paso CBP is also preparing while migrants (including Russians and Cubans) are already camped out on The Paso Del Norte Bridge.

    more here…

    Oct 29, 2018

    that article suggests that Tijuana is the likely port of entry.

    and…San Diego County, southern California….

    Camp Pendleton And Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Will House Troops In Preparation….

    Nov 1, 2018

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    • smiley says:

      (imo) the best thing PDJT said in yesterday’s press conference on this migrant invasion was his remark about their poverty..

      he clarified that extreme poverty does not constitute Refugee status nor does it equate to seeking Asylum .

      extreme poverty is not “persecution” , even though we sympathize with their impoverished conditions.

      that’s what they either are not grasping..or simply don’t want to hear…at least some of them…not all of them are the hard-core homicidal criminals & violent anti-American nasties…many are and many don’t give a rat’s ass about our laws etc and all that..but some…a handful…have actually accepted Mexico’s help and decided to remain there.

      I find this article to be interesting esp since it’s from a sympathetic source and a sympathetic Mexican town…

      even a sympatico town in Mexico is quite overwhelmed by these migrating hordes..

      A Small Town In Mexico Prepares To Double In Size With The Arrival Of The Migrant Caravan

      Oct 30, 2018

      “..we don’t know who’s who.”

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  16. smiley says:

    Next Door


    (no date)

    Aroostook Barn


    (no date)

    Linden Frederick ~ American (Maine) ~ Contemporary ~ Realism…small town America

    more here…


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  17. Dora says:

    Ivan Kramskoy – ‘Somnambulant’ 1871

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    • smiley says:

      rather an odd subject.

      almost comical.

      …unless you’re afflicted with it.

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      • Dora says:

        It is odd. That’s what got my attention.

        I’ve never seen anyone walk in his/her sleep, so I don’t know if the painting is accurate.

        It’s just interesting.


        • smiley says:

          I think maybe they’re more hunched-over and slouched…?

          not so zombie or trance-like.


        • MILupper says:

          Our daughter walked in her sleep when she was young. We found this out one night while staying in a hotel. Late that night, when she was about 5 years old, I heard a light knocking on the door. I open it and there she stood, eyes wide open. She walked in and crawled back into bed without saying a word. The next morning I asked her about it and she had no memory of leaving the room. After that we always put a chair in front of a hotel room door.
          She scared the crap out of her Girl Scout leader on their first cabin sleepover. She got up a took a stroll around the cabin in the middle of the night. The leader told her to go back to bed and she went. Again never said a word.
          After that we always let the adults know she might sleep walk.
          Only happened when we were away from home.

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
    Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)

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  20. Pointman says:

    Some thoughts on blatant election interference in the mid-terms by social media.


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  21. Dora says:

    Wow! The Williams sisters started young.

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  22. Dora says:

    I don’t know if it’s really beautiful or not.

    That face looks a little creepy to me.

    It’s a great photo though. That I can say for sure.

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  23. smiley says:

    an honest assessment…Newt Gingrich’s “honest look” at the 2018 midterm races…

    Newt Gingrich : My Midterm Prediction Is Trump Revolution Safe Even If Dems Take The House

    Nov 1 , 2018

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. nikkichico7 says:

    A Root of Bitterness
    NOVEMBER 02, 2018

    Hebrews 12:12-15

    If you’ve ever tried to get rid of weeds in your lawn or garden, you know what a big problem they can be. You pull them out, and everything looks really good for a while, but before long, the unwanted growth returns because the roots are still there.
    An unforgiving spirit is like a root branching out in all directions, affecting every area of our life. Lopping off the leaves by repressing the pain and resentment isn’t a long-term solution, because like a weed, bitterness can continue to grow and reproduce as long as roots are in place.

    When we’ve been deeply hurt, we sometimes resist offering forgiveness, thinking that a pardon excuses the wrongdoer and downplays the severity of the wrong done to us. But that’s not what forgiveness is—it’s letting go of both the offense and our right to demand payment, with the acknowledgment that vengeance is God’s responsibility, not ours (Rom. 12:17-21).

    Stubbornly refusing to forgive may seem like a way to get even, but it’s actually a poison that harms us. It hampers our ability to enjoy life and, like any sin, erodes our fellowship with the Lord. Unforgiveness could even affect our health, resulting in physical illness, anxiety, or depression.

    But roots of bitterness don’t stop with us; they reach into our relationships, causing trouble and defiling others (Heb. 12:15). An unforgiving spirit hinders our ability to love, poisoning the atmosphere in homes and workplaces.

    Isn’t it time to deal with that root of bitterness? Lay down your grievances and refuse to rehearse your hurts. Then fill your mind with positive things instead—namely, truths about the Lord.
    Dr. Charles Stanley


  26. westray hazzard says:

    Romans 12:1&2…Galatians 2:20…Philippians 4:13…Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war…with the CROSS OF JESUS going on before…”Trust in God, vote republican!!!

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  27. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  28. Is anyone else having trouble playing sound on any type of video here today? I saw comments about issues last night that appeared to be from Word Press, but I didn’t notice sound ones. I checked other sites – news, etc. and my sound works just fine. It appears Word Press may be playing games and anti-conservative?


  29. Good morning! We are five miles South of Lake Ontario and it has been raining for days!☔🌧☔ We are going to need an ark if it doesn’t stop soon!

    Four days to go!!

    Have an awesome MAGA day everyone!💕

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  30. Akindole says:

    As of yesterday, early voting in my FL county (Hendry) is at ~72% of the entire republican and democrat turnout in our FL August primary.

    This is going to be interesting people….interesting…

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  31. smiley says:

    know any good lawyer jokes ?


    Migrants Traveling To US Sue Trump, Government; Claim Violation Of Constitutional Rights

    Nov 2, 2018

    12 “traveling migrants” (sound like tourists) filed a class action lawsuit on Thursday (yesterday) in US District Court, Washington, DC…

    the 12 “traveling migrant” Plaintiffs are Honduran nationals and include 6 children.

    the class action suit is against PDJT, the DOJ , “and others”, claiming “a violation of their Due Process under the 5th Amendment”.

    Nexus Services Inc is funding this lawsuit through a civil rights law firm, Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc. .

    more about this, and some of the law, at the link.

    knew this was coming.

    any legal minds here, to weigh-in ?

    do they have any standing to do this, viably ?


  32. Deb says:

    Thought I’d post a prayer for All Souls Day. Today I am remembering my Grandfather who flew in B-52 bomber during WWII, then became an Air Force Officer and served during Korea and Vietnam. He was a deeply religious man, and he was always smiling trying to make the grandkids laugh. He had a real soft spot for his granddaughters. I was able to have a wonderful childhood growing up in the 1980’s because men like him fought the Cold War and won.

    In his last few years, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and had a major stroke that left him disabled. One of my best memories is of feeding him ice cream in the rehab center after his stroke. He always had a massive sweet tooth, and loved ice cream most of all. He hadn’t remembered who I was when I came in, but when I gave him a bite of the hot fudge sundae, a smile came over his face and he said thanked me by my name. I had to hold back tears.

    My grandmother was furious that I was feeding him, she thought that I was babying him and it would set back his recovery. But I’ll always cherish the small opportunity I had to serve my grandfather, even if it was no where near as important or consequential as all the ways he served us.

    Here is a prayer for all of our departed loved ones:

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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    • Deb says:

      Correction, my grandfather flew in B-29s during WWII. He flew on B-52s later. Sorry Grandpa :).

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    • kayak-cats says:

      Deb – thanks for the prayer. Your grandpa is looking down on you right now knowing he is still in the fight through you!

      I took my dad who is a 92 yo WWII vet (in the Pacific on a destroyer) to All Souls Mass today. He lost his wife of 68 years to ALZ 11mos ago. Mom was 91. Interestingly, my dad has a sweet tooth for ice cream also. Must’ve been that generation. Glad you have fond memories of your grandpa.
      Peace n blessings


  33. NYGuy54 says:

    This is a wonderful clip.

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  34. smiley says:

    can see where this is going..

    .it’s Mario Williams who heads Nexus Derechos…

    ..and the “others” in the class action suit, in addition to PDJT and DOJ, are …

    white supremacists who “threaten carnage at the border”.

    more on this here…

    some interesting background on Mario Williams…he filed a lawsuit against PDJT back in April 2018…immigration issues…human rights….to reunite children.

    he’s also the “point man” for Libre by Nexus in it’s “probe of white supremacists”…

    “The goal is to find funders of {white supremacist} groups… and sue them into submission.”

    according to this article…”This fires up Williams.”

    he began his personal “odyssey” in The Peace Corps in “the poor towns of Central America.”

    Civil Rights Lawyer Mario Williams Rises From The Peace Corps To Sue White Supremacists

    April 10, 2018


    • smiley says:

      (that posted out of sync…sposed to be up there w/ the other posts about class action lawsuit filed against PDJT…immigration…)


      • smiley says:

        PDJT, the DOJ and… the White Supremacists .

        talk about “frivolous”.


        • smiley says:

          I don’t know the law so I’m probably missing something here but…how do 12 traveling migrant Honduran nationals who have not even set foot in the USA have any legal standing to bring a lawsuit in a US Dist CT (a)…and (b) for something that hasn’t even happened yet…?

          and (c) how can “white supremacists who threaten carnage at the border” be legit defendants ??

          guy sounds like a clown.

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          Kooks filing suit against a ham sandwich, pro bono.

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  35. phattcat says:

    DEATH OF A NATION – DVD available now.

    Successful Author and film maker, Dinesh D’Souza, packs a punch with this provocative new film.

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  36. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Democrat fanatic mob leader Alec Baldwin was arrested today in New York City for fighting over a parking spot. Too bad they can’t keep him in the hoosegow a week or so, say at least until next Wednesday?

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  37. Today’s Rasmussen Poll is encouraging with POTUS st 51% job favorability rating. Even more encouraging is the likely prospect of closet Trumpsters/Repubs traveling under the radar much like 2016. Today’s economic figures bode well too:

    “Just as in 2016, Democrats are more outspoken about how they’re going to vote in the upcoming elections than Republicans and unaffiliated voters are.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely Democratic Voters say they are more likely to let others know how they intend to vote this year compared to previous congressional elections. This compares to 49% of Republicans and 40% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.”


  38. Janie M. says:

    The older I get, the truer this becomes [sigh]! 😏

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  39. duchess01 says:

    6 Reasons to Start Homeschooling ASAP
    November 2, 2018


  40. duchess01 says:


    Time For Pedogate JUSTICE — Through the Black


  41. Janie M. says:

    Photo from NASA

    In fall, whenever I hear their unique honking sound in the air, I automatically look up to view the Canadian geeses’ V formation (some being much larger than others) and, on occasion, wonder where their winter home will be. It is my understanding some just spend their winter in our corporate retention ponds which don’t seem to ever freeze over.

    Why do geese fly in a V?

    First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest. The authors of a 2001 Nature article stated that pelicans that fly alone beat their wings more frequently and have higher heart rates than those that fly in formation. It follows that birds that fly in formation glide more often and reduce energy expenditure (Weimerskirch, 2001).

    The second benefit to the V formation is that it is easy to keep track of every bird in the group. Flying in formation may assist with the communication and coordination within the group. Fighter pilots often use this formation for the same reason.

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  42. getfitnow says:

    The comments are worth scrolling through. Like: “They won’t show the crowds folks! Nobody is there.” LOL!


  43. Pam says:

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  44. nikkichico7 says:

    John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
    16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    John 14:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
    The Way, the Truth, and the Life
    14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

    John 16:33New King James Version (NKJV)
    33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

    1 John 4:4New King James Version (NKJV)
    4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.


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  45. 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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  46. 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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