Monday December 31st – 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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147 Responses to Monday December 31st – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, December 31, 2018

    “All This And A Crown, Too”

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  2. citizen817 says:

    THE BLAUSEE , A NICE MOUNTAIN LAKE IN THE KANDER VALLEY, SWITZERLAND

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  3. Lucille says:

    Happy New Year’s Eve…

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. duchess01 says:

    #BarronTrump #Trump #TrumpFamily
    Barron Trump – Lifestyle, Girlfriend, Family, Net worth, House, Car, Age, Biography 2018

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  6. Lucille says:

    Vintage New Year’s Eve cards…with Father Time and Baby New Year….

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  7. spoogels says:

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    • Pale rider says:

      It’s disgusting! They are perverts, sexually oriented in all their behavior and are mentally deranged. WE ALL KNOW THIS, the question that needs to be answered is why allow them in our society? In my state, all state mental hospitals were closed about fifteen years ago. There is one, that I know of, that is a private taking government money. I have family in the mental health field. When they shut them down they all went into the streets or prisons.
      Why, why are they doing this? The early release of prisoners will do the same. The legalized pot, alcohol more available, gambling is now eating our state alive in addiction debt and crime. Antidepressants so prevalent the sewer treatment can’t keep up. Invaders of such low moral fiber they kill and rape with no conscience and are protected by law.
      IMHO that is the issue, who is doing this because it is very clear it is purposeful.

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      • Rami says:

        Romans 1:21-32

        21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

        24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

        26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

        28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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        • Pale rider says:

          And that’s the bottom line isn’t it? I see not even a speed bump for our country in decline.

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        • angellestaria6674 says:

          There is no better source of truth than the Word of God.

          Against all our opinions, science, academia, media, cultural rot…the Word of God will unflinchingly stand true and forceful in the face of a thousand evil lies and wicked presentations.

          As Jesus said…

          Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My words will not pass away.

          Amen.

          Peace to you today.

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  8. dogsmaw says:

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    Molly Tuttle is in her 20’s and is a stunningly gifted guitarist and singer. Here she performs a favorite—John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind” in a bluegrass style that allow her so show off her sparkling guitar pickin . . .

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  10. One more day till un-elected bad people who stole our votes and the last election take over the house of representatives and start to un-ravel all our progress under PDJT. We are back where we started in 1776, taxation with no representation, no fair trial, theft of our money, our blood and treasure is lost for criminals. You can be thrown in jail for no reason, we have rampant censorship, our voices are repressed. It is a sad time. We had a chance…. We did not fix our voting process…….

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      House of Reprehensibles

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    • warrprin1 says:

      This is no time to give up, coveyouthband. Steel ourselves for the long haul we must: not as victims of an unstoppable flood, but as rebuilders of the levy to hold back the relentless pounding of the destructive waves. There is only One who will put an end to the evil that haunts humanity. Until that time, we must do our part to contain it.

      The disruption with which we are living does propagate itself from within an organized, behind the scenes source, presently recognized as the Globalists. Evidence of their work points to a complex project that begins with silencing people like you and me, re-imposing all the undemocratic measures you listed in your post, and breaking our will to fight back.

      Sundance and Team are working tirelessly and relentlessly to investigate, analyze, and unveil the corruption that is the source of all the fraud now visible on the public’sradar screen, including the scourge of organized Election Fraud.

      A post on another thread yesterday (not mine – mine was a response) reminded us of the Flight 93 Heroes of 9-11-01. The poster asked, what might be the thoughts of those passengers who fought back against the Al-Quaeda terrorists who had taken over the aircraft in a plan to crash the plane on a flight path to Washington, D.C.? What would those patriots think of us if we, now, simply give up in the face of a genuine threat to our country? Would they have decided that there was no good reason to fight back – that the handwriting was already on the wall, so why bother? The Flight 93 passengers knew they were going to die if they did nothing. They knew the risk of almost certain death inherent in the plan they formulated and executed. Nevertheless, they rushed the terrorists, struggled to wrest control from the terrorist commanders and pilot, and these heroes thwarted the attack plan. Their sacrifice is a light in the darkness for the rest of us – some 18 years later. What if they knew then what we know now? I believe that nothing would have stopped these Americans from exercising their right to fight back.

      The state of our Nation now:
      Although we do not know exactly when this latest assault on our Constitutional framework began from within, we know that D.C. Deep State Command is an army of double-crossing politicians and appointees who control our government, not just at the Federal level, but all the way down through to our localities. We know that the two major political parties have united against the American people to advance their own power, control, and wealth. They seek out the cameras. They say pretty things designed to convince us of their hard work “for the good of the Nation”. They constantly invade our phone lines, our email inboxes, our television monitors, our internet communications, and the sanctity of our homes, begging for donations. They want us to fund their treachery against us. Great game plan.

      They are now exposed. Do not give up. This is the beginning of the fight to take back our government and our country. “Let’s roll!”

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      • zephyrbreeze says:

        Faith and fear cannot coexist.

        Peter walked on water.

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      • If we don’t have a vote we have NOTHING.
        We vote for someone to represent our choices. If the guy next to us stuffs 100 pre filled out ballots voting for a criminal and our vote is laughed at by those who KNOW there is rampant cheating we are fools.
        We now have a country run by criminals , not the American voter. I think it has been the case for many years, they screwed up big when they somehow did not fix the election in 2016 to keep our last hope (PDJT) out and they know it. Heads will roll and they won’t let it happen again.
        I’ve been accused of “giving up” . I am not giving up anything. I’m just stating the truth. This is where we are. Our country was designed to be run by honest Godly men. We no longer have that.
        These people will not be reasoned with, they will not stop the criminal methods, they will not stop playing us for fools.
        We get off work, go to the polls, tired, laden with bills and heavy taxes put on us by criminals that laugh at us and we think this is a country of an by the people. We are being played.
        I we all know the only way it will be fixed. Nobody wants to go there.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    And it begins…

    Listening today to the various state California pols spinning the state’s Sanctuary Laws that allowed the murder of the Newman police officer Ronil Singh by illegal alien Gustavi Perez Arriaga. The state pols are saying that the police knew that Arriaga was a known gang member and should have – but didn’t – warn other police that he was. So instead of the State aiding and abetting the murder of the officer in the State’s sanctuary laws preventing police from running him in his two previous DUIs – his being stopped by Officer Singh for his 3rd DUI is what led to Singh being shot and killed. BTW, firearm possession by an illegal alien is a Federal offense. Though California is one of the most gun-hating states in the Union it doesn’t seem to have a law preventing illegal aliens from possessing firearms, it uses the Federal law. I presume then that if an illegal alien gang member is caught with a gun that could prevent the arresting agency from reporting that to the Feds?
    The Wash Post lent a hand by reporting all of the facts quoted by Sheriff Christiansen leading up to Singh’s killing, including the State blocking running Airriage through Federal databases, and then said that the sheriff did not detail how the rules would have prevented Officer Singh’s death.

    Just another acceptable civilian casualty in the ongoing battle for open borders and inclusiveness.

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  13. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    True Revival

    In the days of Ezra the prophet, Israel was in much the same state as the Church today. Happily, however, some of the leaders became convicted that they had been neglecting the Word of God — especially that part which was addressed to them: the law of Moses.

    As a result they built for Ezra a pulpit on which to stand and read the Scriptures to the people (Neh. 8:4). “From morning until midday” he read to them, while others mingled with the audience and “caused the people to understand.”

    “So they read in the book, in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense,” with the result that “all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions [gifts], and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them” (Vers. 8,12).

    Similarly, after our Lord had explained the Scriptures to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, they said to each other:

    “Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:32).

    Well-meaning groups and individuals have for decades been praying in vain for a true spiritual revival in the Church, but the only sure road to revival is a renewed interest in the Bible, and especially in what God there says to us in the Epistles of Paul.

    When we become convicted of our neglect of God’s Word to us as found in the Epistles of Paul; when men of God “study” to “rightly divide” the Word and begin teaching it from the pulpit, a great spiritual revival will inevitably follow but, alas, most of God’s people are too complacent, too satisfied with a shallow profession to enter into this blessed experience. However, as we study the Word of God for ourselves, and especially that part of His Word which applies particularly to us, we, like the Israelites of Ezra’s day, will experience the joy of understanding God’s love letter to us.

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/true-revival/

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Nehemiah 8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

      8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

      12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

      Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

      2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “When we become convicted of our neglect of God’s Word to us as found in the Epistles of Paul; when men of God “study” to “rightly divide” the Word and begin teaching it from the pulpit,”

      The writings of Paul in Romans to Philemon are separate and distinct from the other writings to the nation of Israel.

      Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

      God chose to use the nation of Israel to redeem the earth back to himself.

      Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
      6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

      7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
      8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

      God did this through a program known as prophecy. Israel’s program (the Kingdom on the earth) was revealed, Paul’s program (the “mystery”) was kept secret until he was saved – they CANNOT be the same. Hence all of Paul’s emphasis is on the heavenly places, NOT the earth.

      Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

      Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

      God’s program to reconcile the heavens back to himself was a kept a SECRET, until it was revealed to a new apostle, Paul. Formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, a persecutor of the early kingdom church.

      Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

      Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
      3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
      4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
      5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

      In this new church, called the Body of Christ, the nation of Israel no longer has an elevated position above the other nations of the earth.

      Ephesians 2:11 ¶ Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
      12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
      13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

      14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
      15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
      16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
      17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
      18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Israel’s program (the Kingdom on the earth) was revealed, Paul’s program (the “mystery”) was kept secret until he was saved – they CANNOT be the same.”

        An awesome lesson on this was just taught in Michigan on Dec. 23, 2018:

        The Two-Fold Purpose of the Incarnation

        Bryan Ross @ GraceLifeBible

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        • P says:

          Romans 10:14 (1599 Geneva Bible)
          (14) But how shall they call on Him, in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him, of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

          Pray for God to raise up preachers who will preach the Word in season and out.

          2 Timothy 4:2-4 (1599 Geneva Bible)
          (2) Preach the word: be instant, in season, and out of season: improve, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (3) For the time will come when they will not suffer wholesome doctrine: but having their ears itching, shall after their own lusts get them an heap of teachers, (4) And shall turn their ears from the truth, and shall be given unto fables.

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        • P says:

          For those wanting a Bible reading plan, you can find one here: https://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/

          I also use this site for comparison searches: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2Peter&version=GNV;AKJV

          There is also an Audio Bible available at:
          https://patriotdepot.com/1599-geneva-bible-audio-digital-download/

          IMO, the 1599 Geneva Bible is truly America’s Bible. The Patriot’s Edition also has The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution included within it.

          Of note, my hardcover edition didn’t hold up very well. The outside binding got crinkly and then pulled away from the endpapers. I was able to remove the hard cardboard and make a softcover out of a file folder, and actually like it better since it is now very flexible. : )

          Submitted in love

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “Of note, my hardcover edition didn’t hold up very well.”

            Get it fixed here:
            https://www.leonardsbooks.com/

            “…The name was changed to “Leonard’s Books” to reflect our new focus on both book sales and bookbinding. Today, the vast majority of our business is book and Bible rebinding.”

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          • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

            I recommend this y’all. A Bible study with Dr. J. Vernon McGee. Can’t go wrong.

            Welcome aboard the “Bible Bus”—what Dr. J. Vernon McGee affectionately called our five-year journey through the whole Word of God. What makes the Bible Bus unique is the systematic way we study the whole Bible over five years. You can hop on the Bus at any stop and ride for as long as you like. We begin in Genesis (Old Testament), then jump to the book of Matthew (New Testament), and then back to the Old Testament. Systematically and in order, we travel through all 66 books in five years.

            I am blessed to have this in hard copy. You can get an app for your p hone or tablet.

            https://www.ttb.org/programs/the-5-year-study/study-contents

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            • P says:

              Thank you so much from Almost Heaven WV! This website will be wonderful for in-depth study. Especially appreciate the print option at Study Guide and Resources > Download Notes & Outlines.

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      • Will Underwood says:

        Thank You, fellow Deplorable,
        As the in-grafted branches of God’s dearly-beloved, in such a time as this, it helps to realize our story goes way, way back.
        Thanks to some good pastoral advice, I’ve been studying and contemplating the Book of Judges over the past few months. Bracing reading it has been.
        Just a generation or so past the events of Joshua and the claiming of the Promised Land…God’s covenant flock just couldn’t keep from chasing after the next shiny bauble of one kind or another. Baal/Asherah worship, inter-marriage with their spiritual nemesis, the Canaanites, strife and conflict amongst the twelve tribes, weak and failing spiritual leadership throughout the nation and families… A man allowing his concubine to be savaged to death, dismembering her body and sending the pieces to the leaders of the twelve tribes and thereby kicking off a full-blown civil war…

        Truly, nothing new under the sun; or same crap, different times…

        So I am especially intrigued by the accounts of Barak/Deborah, Gideon and Samson and seeing a pattern. When God’s people had truly had enough of foreign oppression, or other hardship, they called out to the Lord to save them. And by His grace, He in turn raised up a Judge to save and rescue His people. But these Judges were all ordinary sinful folks. Gideon had to see God was going to work deliverance through a small band of minimally armed villagers, vs. a mighty thundering army. But first he destroyed his own family temple to Baal…

        Barak; who needed the encouragement of the priestess Deborah… She foretold correctly that the army united under Barak’s command would be successful, but she would receive the greater glory.

        And who can forget Samson, beset with his women troubles, being a one-man army all his own at times. Eventually bringing down the house on the Cabal leadership of the day, though to his death as well…

        Yet through it all, despite Israel’s repeated idolatries, unfaithfulness and apostasies, God still preserved His chosen flock, even allowing them to suffer self-inflicted agony and ruin. And still being there to heal them all over again..

        So yes this ancient history does seem to be repeating itself all over again. May God continue to richly bless, protect and have mercy on we the Church Militant in this time and in this place.

        That’s the Plan I ultimately *try* to trust…

        V.D.M.A.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “And who can forget Samson, beset with his women troubles, being a one-man army all his own at times.”

          Of his own making, too!

          Jdg 14:1  And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. 
          Jdg 14:2  And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife. 
          Jdg 14:3  Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well. 

          A lesson there for us men:

          Pro 31:10  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 
          Pro 31:11  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 
          Pro 31:12  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

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  14. Donna in Oregon says:

    Conde Nast List of the worst travelers in 2018.

    I love this stuff, some people are hilarious!

    https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-worst-travelers-of-the-year

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  15. Donna in Oregon says:

    Here is my New Years goal…..

    This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter
    http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/this-15-30-minute-routine-makes-your-brain-healthier-younger-and-smarter

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    • TessTruehart says:

      Thanks, Donna. Keeping an intact brain is on my mind. I’m afraid by these standards my brain is pretty lop-sided. Have to see what I can do about that 🙂

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  16. Donna in Oregon says:

    I’m a foodie. I love Food & Wine recipes. Planning on making several of these in 2019. Yum!

    https://www.foodandwine.com/cooking-techniques/fw-40-best-ever-recipes

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    • smiley says:

      lamb shanks, seared salmon and black pepper chicken look yummy..

      …so does the Grand Marnier souffle. 😀

      Happy New Year, Donna. 🙂

      good health & blessings.

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    • Jacaranda11816 says:

      Thanks, Donna, nice link! A lot of those main courses are easy to do in a “paleo” way which is my preferred day-to-day cooking style. I still make a starch side dish for the rest of the family if they want it, keeping it separate from the main dish…that way everybody’s happy.

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  17. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    Give us, Lord, a bit o sun,
    A bit o work and a bit o fun,
    Give us in all the struggle and sputter,
    Our daily bread and a bit o butter.
    Give us health our keep to make
    And a bit to spare for other’s sake.
    Give us, too, a bit of song
    And a tale and a book to help us along.
    Give us, Lord, a chance to be
    Our goodly best, brave, wise and free,
    Our goodly best for ourselves and others
    Till all men learn to live as brothers.

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  18. smiley says:

    Thunder Light

    oil/canvas

    (no date)

    Michael Godfrey ~ German-American (b. 1958, Germany~raised in North Carolina) ~ Contemporary~ Representational Landscape

    more work, here…

    https://www.michaelgodfrey.com/

    🙂

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  19. smiley says:

    😀

    (we’ll see) 🐱

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  20. Dora says:

    James Tissot – Ball on Shipboard (1874)

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  21. Dora says:

    They were a much more patriotic crowd back then.

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  22. spoogels says:

    Three days before Christmas, the New York Times ran a piece by the sinister propagandist Wajahat Ali, entitled “What a Muslim Could Teach Trump Supporters About Jesus.”

    What he could teach them, in short, is that Jesus was an open-borders globalist Socialist, and if they aren’t, either, then they just aren’t good Christians.

    https://gellerreport.com/2018/12/times-muslim-jesus.html/

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    • TessTruehart says:

      Yes, we need lessons about Jesus and christianity from Muslims. From atheists, too. If they had ant good sense or judgment they wouldn’t be what they are.

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  23. smiley says:

    and a Happy, More Global New Year from Germany ..

    Angela Merkel: Germany To take On Greater Global Responsibility

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46718808

    Dec 31, 2018

    “In 2019 Germany will assume greater international responsibility and must stand up for its convictions…

    in our own interest …”

    …while also pushing for “global solutions”.

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  24. Dora says:

    I love this old Russian tune. Bing Crosby does a pretty good job.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”
    Ephesians 4:26 (KJV)

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  26. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Remembering the ‘Problematic’ Bre Payton

    “Bre Payton, a writer for The Federalist, was a longtime collaborator with and friend of The Daily Signal.

    Bre, who died Friday, was in and out of the Daily Signal offices on a near-weekly basis, as the co-host of “Problematic Women” podcast, which she worked on with our Kelsey Harkness, Lauren
    Evans, and more recently, Ginny Montalbano. I knew it was “Problematic Women” day because I’d often see Kelsey, Bre, and Lauren huddled up in Kelsey’s office, discussing what stories to cover.

    They had fun, too; when they came out of the podcast studio, they’d often be all smiles. They were serious—they knew it was important for conservative women to discuss these topics and show that there was a diversity of views among women—but they also took a lighter approach about some of the zanier media stories and politically correct insanity. They chose the name “Problematic Women” because they knew that’s how the left saw them: they were “problematic” because they thought for themselves….”

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/29/remembering-the-problematic-bre-payton/

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    • I know nothing about this woman; other than her recent passing. I know she also worked as a reporter for OANN which carries some weight in my view.

      How MAGA was this woman? “Conservative” is a loose term; but I am curious where she was on the MAGA support scale.

      Anyone know?

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  27. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  28. The 2018 “Cape Dorset” print collection (clink on embedded book to enlarge). Enjoy.

    https://www.dorsetfinearts.com/2018prints

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  29. Depend on no one .

    The video embedded below is a speech by Howard Root, CEO of Vascular Solutions, who was the target of DOJ prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct that is beyond your wildest imagination

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  30. andyocoregon says:

    Before you consider driving after drinking and partying tonight, watch this old five minute video made by the band Bloodrock back in the early 1970’s. Yeah, it’s hokey, but it has a good message.

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  31. Dora says:

    I never went on the Parachute Jump and I never will, regardless of what colors they use.

    I’m too scared. 🙂

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  32. Dora says:

    Something is going on.

    ====

    Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly

    Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced on Twitter that he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, would leave their posts effective Jan. 1.

    “At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it’s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team,” Burke tweeted.

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/423288-vatican-spokesman-deputy-resign-suddenly

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  33. Dora says:

    It must have been beautiful to see. Even in the rain.

    ===

    Exclusive photos: The Feast of the Holy Innocents on the streets of NYC

    At 7:30 a.m., the doors opened at the Shrine of the Holy Innocents on West 37th Street to a flood of friars, nuns, priests and layfolk, all speaking in hushed tones and warmly greeting each other as they slid into the awaiting pews. Judging by the ocean of habits crowding the aisles, it seemed as if those Christ had called to serve were also called to this very place on this very day en masse.

    https://aleteia.org/2018/12/31/exclusive-photos-the-feast-of-the-holy-innocents-on-the-streets-on-nyc/

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  34. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Does anyone recall seeing any posts from nwtex lately?
    Also, BigMamaTEA did not post her usual “Wooo Kitty” last Caturday.

    Perhaps they have been busy. I know I spent too much time on CTH at times last summer, when I should have been outdoors doing yard stuff, etc.

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  35. Lucille says:

    Hugh Fitzgerald: The Taylor Force Act Does Not Go Far Enough (Part One)
    December 31, 2018 10:00 AM

    The recent UN appeal to the world to fund the Palestinian Authority’s “Pay for Slay” policy offers an opportunity to point out that the Taylor Force Act, which brought about this UN appeal, does not go far enough.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/12/hugh-fitzgerald-the-taylor-force-act-does-not-go-far-enough-part-one

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  36. Dora says:

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  37. citizen817 says:

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  38. Hey – did anyone hear what AAG Whitaker is doing about the corruption in the FBI? Me either…..

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  39. Dora says:

    I didn’t know that he was the founder of chrislam. This is wrong!

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  40. Gregory Jenkins says:

    If this is not enough evidence of corruption in D.C. I don’t know what is? The Government is out of control PERIOD!

    December 28, 2018

    The Honorable Richard Burr
    Chairman
    The Honorable Mark R. Warner
    Vice Chairman
    Select Committee on Intelligence
    United States Senate
    Washington, D.C. 20510-6475

    Re: Response to the Committee’s Letter of December 14, 2018 Concerning Dr. Jerome Corsi

    Dear Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner:

    In response to your letter of December 14, 2018 (attached) to David Gray and me, counsel for Dr. Jerome Corsi, on behalf of Dr. Corsi we respectfully decline your offer for our client to produce voluminous, overly broad, irrelevant documents — which you can obtain from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in any event — as well as to appear for an interview with your so called “bi-partisan Committee staff.”

    Rather, you and this “bi-partisan” staff are highly politicized and thus ill equipped to conduct a fair and neutral investigation and are merely a part of the on-going Republican and Democrat elite establishment “witch hunt” to destroy the presidency of Donald J. Trump, by making persons such as our client “whipping boys” in this unethical if not illegal pursuit to coerce false testimony.

    Dr. Corsi will not be part of this and thus we respectfully request that you do not continue to harass and effectively threaten him and his family, as has been the case with the Special Counsel and his unethical pro-Clinton, pro-Democrat and anti-Trump conflicted prosecutors.

    On behalf of our client, we wish you a Happy New Year free from the politics of personal destruction designed to serve the interests of the elite establishments of both political parties bent on taking down the 45th President of the United States so they can run their own candidates for the White House in 2020.

    Sincerely,

    Larry Klayman, Esq.
    Counsel for Dr. Jerome Corsi

    CC: Dr. Jerome Corsi
    David Gray, Esq.

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  41. covfefe999 says:

    I don’t even feel like stying up til midnight any more. I am looking forward to waking up super early tomorrow though so I can enjoy some peace and quiet on the first day of the new year. Maybe I should go to bed now (6pm) and get up at midnight. 🙂

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  42. Dora says:

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  43. Dora says:

    Mr. New Years’ Eve Himself.

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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. 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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