Saturday December 22nd – 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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249 Responses to Saturday December 22nd – Open Thread

  1. Powerline blog has a great post. It is a weekly thread, but this is the Week In Pictures – Merry Christmas edition…some great laughs………. enjoy.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/the-week-in-pictures-merry-christmas-edition.php

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  2. Help.

    I used to be able to post jpeg pictures. But it seems the web has changed the format and can’t find the usual jpeg files when I do google or duck duck go searches.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      RTD……Go to the Powerline link you posted above……find your image you want to post……hover over it…..then right click…..and scroll down to something like “view image info”……the copy that .jpg/jpeg/etc. and post it here in the comment box.

      NOW….for a lot of sites….Powerline included….they have added extra characters for formatting for their site AFTER the .jpg etc. here’s one: https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2018/12/IMG_8970.jpg?resize=580%2C435&ssl=1

      Since I bunched it in with other text, it won’t post the image. You must either post it by itself, or if you want to type a comment also, there must be TWO blank lines before and after the .jpg,etc you post here. And remember, anything after the .jpg MUST be deleted before you hit the button to post. (So I’m going to skip two lines, and delete the ?resize=580%etc, and…….

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        • amwick says:

          I have noticed that it is harder and harder to find .jpg images to post… When I really want to do it anyway, I save them to my own ‘puter, then use https://postimages.org/ to upload them once again.. It is a couple extra steps but hey…. ya gotta find a work around…

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “I save them to my own ‘puter, then use postimages.org/ to upload them once again.”

            I found last night that I had to transfer a picture off my phone (the postcard of kittens wearing caps at the beginning of this thread) to the computer I was using before postimages would load it. The computer “saw” the pictures on the phone’s SD card, but the website would not upload them from the phone connected to the computer.

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            • amwick says:

              Technology… I found out that some images will not download.. I guess they have some kind of protections.. So guess what?? My new laptop does screen grabs… hahahah

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

    GROSS!!!! (ruin my dang Caturday….grrrrr!)

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  4. I got a haircut and went grocery shopping today, in the course of which I Merry Christmas’d three people. I feel so subversive.

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

    Off to class treeps. See ya later….

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  6. Sepp says:

    Conception of the Theotokos by Saint Anna

    December 9th on the traditional calendar of the Orthodox Church

    The pious, devout, righteous, humble, and charitable Saints Joachim and Anna were childless for 50 years before God granted the fulfillment of their prayers.

    The blog of the Monastery of Saint Edward the Royal Martyr in England has a superb article that explains what we see in an Icon of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in addition, appropriately, to a clearly stated Orthodox theological understanding of the Conception of the Virgin Mary.

    https://brookwoodblogger.blogspot.com/2018/09/explanation-of-nativity-of-theotokos.html

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    • Ah, we Christians, by splintering and separating have lost so much. We no longer are even aware of spiritual insights about which we once argued. So much is forgotten and lost, to our spiritual impoverishment.
      Look at the Scriptures; those who spent their time 24/7/365 with Jesus still argued among themselves about the meaning of his teachings. And here we are 2000 years later presuming to know the Mind of Christ, and using this presumption to separate ourselves to the point where we are barely able, if at all to recognize each other as Christians!
      God help us all- we certainly cannot help ourselves.

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  7. BigMamaTEA says:

    I’m baaack……

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    attn: treeper meme-makers……..

    Demonrats do not care about BORDER SECURITY

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  11. BigMamaTEA says:

    Even though “they” say the gov’t is closed……….(most of it is already on auto-pilot. Shhhh!they don’t want you to know!) This is the theater show. Only difference….President Trump is in the way.

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay…..On senate tee-vee…….The senate just adjourned. On Monday , Dec. 24th 11:00 they will open for a pro-forma session. The next regular session will be Thursday Dec. 27th 4pmEST.

    Negotiations will continue on spending bill with Wall. When all parties agree, TurtleHead will bring a vote to the senate floor. TurtleHead said that all senators will be notified when that vote will happen.

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  15. Phokencougie says:

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  16. Jeff says:

    I’m beginning to think Brian Setzer may be my favorite musician. I just got done watching his Christmas special on TV. I just love the kind of music he plays with his eponymous Orchestra; kind of a mix of swing and boogie woogie. The man is supremely talented: Composes, arranges, is a decent singer, plays the hell out of that hollow body, and above all, is a magnificent showman, has great stage presentation.
    In tribute to him, and in honor of Caturday, go back to 1982, where it all started for him, back in the early early days of MTV:

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  18. andyocoregon says:

    I found this 15 minute video to be fascinating. It is told by a 101 year old Civil War veteran in 1947.
    Of particular interest was toward the end, at the 13:40 mark he discusses why the war was fought. Hint: It wasn’t over Slavery.

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  19. andyocoregon says:

    Oops, here’s the video:

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  20. Lucille says:

    FEDS WANT TO REVIVE CASE LOST BY ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ PROSECUTION
    Lawyer asks government if it will continue ‘gross injustice’ against Bundys

    The federal government is preparing to appeal the dismissal of charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons and supporters for the 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents.

    https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/feds-want-to-revive-case-lost-by-outrageous-prosecution/#L3i3GaK96o4Qltea.99

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  21. amwick says:

    I am not a happy camper

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  22. nikkichico7 says:

    Not a creature was stirring …… 👇🏻 … 🤭 🎄🎄🎄

    Happy Caturday … 😜

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  23. Lucille says:

    Cities backtrack on scheme to treat homeowners like ATM

    It’s probably not a coincidence this corruption is happening in California. Ever hungry for new revenue, these Golden State cities decided to throw their citizens to the wolves just to bring in a few more dollars.

    The city gets its small fine for a minor code or zoning violation and the citizen gets billed $6,000 to pay the private lawyer who prosecutes him. Now those cities are learning you can only rip off your own citizens so long before your greed blows up in your face …

    https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/cities-abandon-scheme-to-treat-homeowners-like-atm/#8RiQ7CMhf2oOHSO4.99

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  24. 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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  25. 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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