Wednesday December 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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210 Responses to Wednesday December 19th – Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

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    • millwright says:

      Meanwhile progrewssive elitists across the nation are protesting Civil War era statues on the basis slaavery ; but are ignoring it in our present-day society !

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Who really cares? Let the brothel continue. Anti-American Democrat voters are in the process of destroying this country and everything it stands for – let it start in their own backyard. After all, the Democrat hate party does have the oldest roots in New England. Let New England really stand for the morals and values espoused by the Democrat party.

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  2. waltherppk says:

    A little bluegrass in your soul will make it seem like Christmas every day

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  3. Dora says:

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  4. I wanted to do a 2018 retrospective video of our President, but the year has been so mixed that I couldn’t do the type of video I’d done before. So this is a more gentle one that recounts the daily life of POTUS and FLOTUS in 2018. My love for both of them is so very great. Up-arrows greatly appreciated.
    2018 – Donald and Melania Trump – Joseph Blanchard

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    • JBT says:

      Lovely, Mary. Goosebumps!
      (I’m west coast time so usually see these later than many.)

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    • ByrdDeplorable says:

      That was wonderful. How uplifting they are to us. And, how I loathe the evil media who will not cover all the incredible events of our President and Flotus.

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      • Know exactly how you feel. Very hard to not hate people who attack him. I can’t understand them at all. It’s so OBVIOUS that he is the greatest president since I don’t know when. For many, it’s not a difference in philosophy, it’s a lack of knowledge of what he actually stands for and a desire to go along with the “in” media and celebrity crowd. I love the interviews when they try to get people to explain what bothers them and they’re totally clueless.

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        • ByrdDeplorable says:

          Yes, Mary. I have no patience for the foolish who are helping to enslave us. And, I loathe the lefties. President Trump is an unbelievable gift to us and I pray everyday for him, his family, VP and all of us who stand with him.
          I watched a speech by Geert Wilders on frontpagemag. He made some excellent comments about freedom. I think you would appreciate hearing what he had to say.

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  5. andyocoregon says:

    That’s good. Now she can pay President Trump the money she owes him for the court judgement.

    And I’ll bet the airbrush guy had a real challenge.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/stormy-daniels-reveals-shes-in-next-issue-of-playboy

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    • JBT says:

      Both excellent observations, Andy.
      Are you in Oregon too? Did you happen to get an email from Dennis Richardson saying his auditing team has found a way to totally close our $623 million budget gap without any new taxes through improved purchasing procedures? He’s a gem.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Those “charms” have got to be way past their “best sell by” date.

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    • ByrdDeplorable says:

      Waltherppk: You are making me cry. My father loved “quartet music”. When I was a child, sometimes he would take me with him into “town” to deliver the big containers of milk to the dairy. All the way in and back to the farm, we sang along with this music on the truck radio. We also stopped at the bakery for donuts and chocolate milk.
      My siblings had their turn, too. My parents have been with The Lord for quite a few years, now. We miss them and the simple, lawful, orderly society we enjoyed then.

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      • waltherppk says:

        It’s hard for the relentless depression demons that dog us all to get past our four good friends Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John telling us about heaven and Jesus. Those old confounding demons have nipped at my heels off and on for months. I finally just got tired of being aggravated by the devil, and prayed for strength to see the devil for what a liar he is and kick him away with his tail tucked and squealing. God heard my prayer, and a couple of my beautiful sisters in Christ, all of us added our prayers together….sometimes you just need to gang up on the devil to whip him good.

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  6. andyocoregon says:

    Fox & Friends had a guest on this morning, Kevin Sabet, CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, who is steadfastly against the legalization of pot for recreational use. He claims Colorado and Washington States haven’t realized much tax revenue from the sales of it. I don’t know what those states are doing wrong, but Oregon has made millions so far and it continues to increase.
    While not a pot user myself, I realize many people use it regularly whether it’s legal or not.

    https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/11/17/this-weeks-state-revenue-forecast-again-showed-surging-cannabis-tax-receipts-and-continued-strong-growth/

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    • waltherppk says:

      Revenuers, prohibitionists, …….
      Well bless their hearts, and quick if anybody can find they have one.

      It is EPIC irony for the government to legislate morality even more than to legislate the practice of medicine or pharmacology involving natural plants. Only “authorized” herbalist remedies need apply ……So how’s that coffee and tea working out for you ?

      I’ll bet just swell so long as the “tax” that makes it “good” (or acceptable) for you gets paid. Licensing is the biggest scam for thievery that tax collectors ever invented to deceive and compel people into paying for enjoyment of whatever thing in life that God already made their free gift, so good for free that the government simply must “regulate” it.

      How many orgasms are we allowed before paying the excess ecstacy surcharge penalty?

      Let’s have a Tea Party …but please don’t get the Scotch, sensemilla or hashish wet.

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      • andyocoregon says:

        You can always grow your own pot (legally in Oregon) and pay no tax on it if the “sin” tax disturbs you. Others would prefer to purchase it and various derivatives in retail stores and pay the tax.
        Life is all about choices.

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        • waltherppk says:

          Big Pharma and its lawyers, tax collectors, insurance companies, and “regulators” operate a HUGE SCAM supported by its very own “science” and have for years peddled various “cures” for every ail, with a pill for everything. Those brilliant minds are what has created the opioid abuse epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives. And a huge part of that very lucrative medical supply business is threatened by alternative natural remedies, natural and essentially FREE or relatively low cost alternatives that are in many cases BETTER and SAFER medicines, yet Big Pharma and allied interests continue their essential MONOPOLY that is enforced by government. That isn’t any consumer choice but is big industry greed in bed with a bought and paid for government. “Legality” is a funny thing, understanding everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. The first rebellion in the young U.S. republic was an armed uprising in response to a tax on whiskey. It was a wrong tax then, even though George Washington himself personally put down that rebellion with federal troops, who probably didn’t like the whiskey tax either.

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  7. Dora says:

    An unusual wedding.

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  8. Whitaker? Hello AAG Whitaker? Your country still needs you. Where are you? Listen, if you can’t take heat and you are not willing to do the job, get the hell out of the kitchen. I think PDJT will be giving you a call in the morning. Screw your shoes on…………….”

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    • Rynn69 says:

      As stated before (IMHO) when Whitaker was first announced and some thought he was a moral and just man, he is the swamp. S.W.A.M.P. Another prediction…Barr is the swamp too.

      PDJT just keeps making mistake after mistake with these key position appointments. I support PDJT, but when is the light about the evil depravity of what we are going up against going to come on? I have no idea who PDJT is listening to, but it seems key advisors were placed to 1) contain PDJT and his administration and 2) stall PDJT and the American people’s agenda.

      The DC establishment states Trump cannot fire any of his poisoned “legal” counsel (embedded pro-swamp) or Mueller or Rosenstein, etc., etc. because it is politically disastrous? I say if all this lawlessness and persecution of innocent people continues, that is a political wipeout.

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  9. Janie M. says:

    The thief is lower than a snake belly, stealing Christmas gifts intended for kids. From Military.com:

    Police: Man Charged with Theft from Toys for Tots Charity Drive

    18 Dec 2018
    The Associated Press

    [snip]
    AKRON, Ohio — A man accused of volunteering for a U.S. Marine CorpsReserves’ Toys for Tots charity drive and stealing more than $1,000 worth of donated toys has been charged with theft in Ohio.

    An Akron Municipal Court judge set bond Saturday for 46-year-old Calvin Hunter at $10,000. Court records don’t show an attorney for the Akron man.

    Akron police say Hunter turned himself in to authorities Friday after detectives signed a warrant for his arrest.

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/12/18/police-man-charged-theft-toys-tots-charity-drive.html

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  10. andyocoregon says:

    Proud Boys Stalker gets ex-GF fired from job with sheriff’s office. Her offense? She modeled two articles of clothing with the letters PBG on them. PBG stands for Proud Boys Girl.
    While I’m no fan of the Proud Boys, I think she was fired for an unjust cause.

    https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2018/12/19/the-national-unraveling-of-the-proud-boys-began-in-vancouver-wash-with-a-revenge-plot-by-an-ex-boyfriend/

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  11. Lucille says:

    CHRISTMAS AT THE SEASHORE…

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  12. Donna in Oregon says:

    How To See The Christmas Comet Before It’s Too Late
    (If you missed it there are pics)

    https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a25607516/how-to-see-christmas-comet-2018/

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  13. sedge2z says:

    Here’s some praises for Sundance that I Just read on Reddit, r/The_Donald:

    “There was an interesting read on The Conservative Treehouse yesterday. It actually left me hopeful.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/18/judge-emmet-sullivan-delays-sentencing-of-michael-flynn-for-90-days/

    “These guys are damn fine journalists.”

    “They really are. Their articles are lengthy with lots of foot notes and proper attributions. Better than some of the borderline sites. The comments also are very well thought out (usually). Worth reading.” 🙂

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  14. 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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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  16. yucki says:

    Great talk by Marine Le Pen.

    “Marine Le Pen talks about Yellow Vests protests + Emmanuel Macron, Gilets Jaunes, English subtitles

    Some background to this.

    Last Monday (10th December) President Macron gave a televised address in which he announced some reforms intended to placate the yellow vest protests.
    This was a big event in France – 23 million people watched it (more than watched the world cup final).

    This video is Marine Le Pen’s response to Macron’s speech (this wasn’t televised, it was posted on her Facebook page the following day )

    CSG = a social charge payable by everybody
    SMIC = minimum wage
    GAFA = four internet giants = Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon
    CICE = tax credit to help companies hire people and be competitive

    “Reculer pour mieux sauter” is a saying in French = taking a step back in order to help you jump forward = taking a step back in order to take two steps forward.
    “Unfair competition” is a phrase Le Pen uses a lot, it means for example French farmers having to compete with foreign agriculture, where wages are lower and there are less environmental standards etc.

    “UMP-PS system” UMP and PS are the two mainstream parties that have dominated France for decades. UMP are centre right (now called Les Républicains), PS are centre-left.

    La République En Marche = Macron’s party

    Le Pen is saying here that Macron is not an outsider, his government is made up of establishment figures from the UMP/LR and PS.”

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  17. No vote, no country.
    You have people coming into run your country bought by blood and strife who were NOT ELECTED. They stole your vote, cheated, submitted 1000s of phoney ballots to “elect” lib dems to ruin all we have fought for.

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