Tuesday January 8th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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248 Responses to Tuesday January 8th – Open Thread

  1. 17CatsInTN says:

    Preparing for battle…..tails were swishing, ears were flattening….a quiet growl was heard. Then, suddenly, peace. Ebby took off like a bolt of lightening and Winkin claimed victory. 🙂

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Our B&W cat was sitting in my lap, preventing me from using my computer, while the 22# Fat Thing was in full stalking mode on the floor – looking for B&W cat and not realizing that hie quarry was meatloafed about 2 feet above him…watching…watching.

      At times it’s hard thinking of those magnificent feline killing machines on the plains of Africa and the South American jungle and watch your housecats.

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      • 17CatsInTN says:

        Ain’t that the truth!

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        • amwick says:

          Lovely Nativity! Hope it is cat proof! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          • 17CatsInTN says:

            A couple of them have jumped up there, but, so far, no damage! Kinda surprises me….. 😉

            Thank you! Collecting Nativity items has sorta become my main Christmas theme–I have a few, ahem, like 10 dozen or so…. I know, I know! But, in my defense, I’ve been collecting for 35 years. And, you know, people insist on gifting into your collection addictions. 🙂

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            • Mandy says:

              Cats, do you happen to have one of the 1940s cardboard nativities? I have the one my momma used when I was little, it is my FAVORITE Christmas decoration. I found reproductions a few years ago and gave them to all my friends!

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              • 17CatsInTN says:

                I do have a vintage cardboard set, but I don’t know what year it is from. It did not come with the original packaging, so it’s hard to tell. It’s pretty elaborate though. It has over 30 pieces and, when assembled is about 2′ wide from one end to the other.


            • amwick says:

              Same here, but not so many. I have Lenox, and then Goebel.. but I also have a dollar store version that I love just as much.. I found a lovely ox, laying down at goodwill for a quarter!!! The little house in Myrtle Beach doesn’t have room, so I have to rotate them..


              • 17CatsInTN says:

                I don’t really have anything all that expensive other than Fontanini, and those I mostly bought on eBay greatly discounted. After about 10 years it dawned on me that I was gaining a collection and then decided to just get items from different genres, mediums and styles. I love them all as, to me, they are each a unique expression. And, yes, I do display them all. 🙂


      • JTR says:

        My not so smart Persian spent an hour today patting a piece of cellophane that was hanging out of a box. She has a cellophane fetish. She will just pat and pat it. The whole time licking her lips, lol.

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      • Xschild says:

        My calico britches came in for one of the colder nights of this winter season. Warm and toasty comfrey and cosy full of warm milk curled up at foot of bed. We had a touching moment. She smiled I smiled and there is this thing called static electricity. It went between us and she went to the moon and I was the launching pad. Vein punched in my hand and thigh torn. Week later went to favorite Dr. And he said what is that on your leg.
        The only thing I could say was “cat scratch fever” that was the Nudge was it not doc. Doc and asst cracked. The only other thing I had to say was shoulda saved all the blood dripping on paper towels. Woulda saved me blood work money. Love my cat and it took me out of a news cycle from hell. It ain’t caturday but every day is caturday for me. Four of them. Love you guys and this site is grand and has been for many a year

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    • InAz says:

      Beautiful cats.

      Beautiful Nativity set also.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Dora says:

    This new, modern world sounds pretty terrifying to me.


    20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth

    Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land.

    In local urban communities there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street.


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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Fully expect the democrats to encourage the government to subsidize this by calling it infrastructure spending. Cha-ching, $20 billion for free ghetto internet service but no money for our border wall. Cha-ching, another $20 billion foreign aid increase so 3rd World peasants can have free iPhone service too.

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  3. litlbit2 says:

    Waiting and wondering how long will it take for the supporters of lying, corruption, body bags to realized “you ain’t in the cue”, only needed for the swamp to gain all control. The furnaces await?


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  4. Mandy says:

    Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, alleluia.
    For His mercy endureth forever and ever, alleluia.

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  5. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Back in 1989 this woman openly laid out the Islamic plan for America.

    30 years later they are still determined “to make America muslim.”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      D_I they’re working on the long-term plan……infiltration and then conquest….by breeding. There literally is a basement size trove of documents that were found…….
      Holy Land Foundation trial documents.

      The fact that those two moose limb chicks were sworn in the house this year proves the plan is still action. The take-over of essentially some voting precincts by moose limb population……in Detroit…….and whatever district in Minnesota the other one is from.

      Those documents were found, in the 1990’s……if you haven’t read them and should want to peruse them…I can find you an on-line link somewhere. where they are stored online…..and of course some of us have archived those offline also.

      That’s another difficult problem the USA must deal with at some point soon. It’s been a matter of triage..if you will.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, and Afternoon treeps! Senate tee-vee should be starting in roughly 15 mins or so.
        Oh goody!!! (sarc, actually not sarc) This should be an good, interesting day.

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    • Dora says:

      Conquest by breeding – what bothers me the most about the new Congresswoman Rashida is that she is the oldest of 14 siblings.


    • Xschild says:

      Pleasezzzs tell me this is not a Shabazz person. 1989 look up news articles. Had a birthday not senile and still have a memory. 30 years? Guess what. Good ole USA did this to all through back door. You were not looking. Too late.


  6. Dora says:

    He is correct. One can not be both.

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    • Xschild says:

      The Nan appeared during 103rd congress. Welcomed in lots and lots of stuff to the floor.
      Does anyone know who or what our girl Nan is. The Cali girls not Valley girls were our worst nightmare. Where is RBG? Where is HRC? Boxer gone. DiFi after Kav disappeared. Pay attention please. Our country has forgotten we happen to have a
      male population. They are called husbands fathers sons nephews uncles grandfathers and on and on. Oh forgot, most famous president was WJC. HRC shows up all men disappear and all women stand by their man. I AM WOMAN this is my country and I live here. The men in my family are more important than what is happening to our nation.
      Look to Europe.


  7. InAz says:

    Yesterday I went to Walmart. As I was walking down one of the aisles, I saw a young man of about thirty something years old, with his two children. He was wearing a black hoodie. On the back of the hoodie it had an American Flag. At the top of the flag it said…..”If my patriotism offends you, tough”
    At the bottom it said..” Your lack of patriotism and spine offends me”.

    The front had a symbol but I did not get a good look….. assuming it was military.

    I told him I loved his hoodie, thanked him for serving, thanked him for being patriotic.
    I also said the country was moving to a civil war thanks to the left attacking our freedoms and way of life. He agreed and said he would fight and die in a civil war so that his children could have the America he had while growing up.
    I told him I would do the same…for my grandchildren.

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    • I wonder why it is you never see pictures of that in the “People of Walmart” sites???
      Could it be contrary to the way that Mensheviks want the average person portrayed??

      I believe there are many more 30 somethings that feel like the gentlemen you ran into today. But we would never hear about such encounters anywhere else.

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  8. Sepp says:

    December 26 / January 8

    Second day of the Orthodox Christian Feast of the Nativity of the Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

    Synaxis of the Theotokos

    Troparion [Hymn] of the Nativity

    “Thy Nativity, O Christ our God
    hath shone forth the light of knowledge upon the world;
    for therein those who worship the stars have been taught by a star to worship Thee,
    the Sun of righteousness, and to know Thee, the Orient from on high.
    O Lord, glory be to Thee!”

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  9. Lucille says:

    Two Muslims from the U.S. captured waging jihad for the Islamic State in Syria
    January 7, 2019 by Robert Spencer


  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. andyocoregon says:

    LOL! Whoopi spanks A.O-C.


  13. czarowniczy says:

    In case anyone else out there’s watching ‘History Channel’ series ‘Project Bluebook’ and gagging on the historical inaccuracies and soap opera quality of it, here’s for you, pal:

    Remember when the agencies these cable channels were connected with had a scholarly rep?


  14. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    All praise to Thee, my God, this night,
    For all the blessings of the light!
    Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
    Beneath Thine own almighty wings.
    Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
    The ill that I this day have done,
    That with the world, myself, and Thee,
    I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

    Teach me to live, that I may dread
    The grave as little as my bed.
    Teach me to die, that so I may
    Rise glorious at the judgment day.
    O may my soul on Thee repose,
    And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
    Sleep that may me more vigorous make
    To serve my God when I awake.

    When in the night I sleepless lie,
    My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
    Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
    No powers of darkness me molest.
    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
    Praise Him, all creatures here below;
    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    Thomas Ken (1637–1711)
    Tallis’ Canon – Thomas Tallis (1505–1585)



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