Thursday January 10th – 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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187 Responses to Thursday January 10th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    What Are You Doing . .?


    “Who Murdered Clarice?”

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Highest Expression Of Faith

    In Rom. 8:26 we read what our hearts must often confess to be true:

    “…We know not what we should pray for as we ought…”

    But the Apostle hastens to explain that the Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God, adding:

    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom.8:28).

    Believers may not receive whatever they ask for in the darkness of this age, but

    “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (II Cor. 9:8).

    We may not receive whatever we ask for, but by His grace we may have so much more than this, that the Apostle, in contemplating it, breaks forth in a doxology:

    “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

    “Unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Eph. 3:20,21).

    In the light of all this the highest expression of faith today is found in the words of Paul in Phil. 4:6,7:

    “Be careful [anxious] for nothing — but in everything — by prayer and supplication — with thanksgiving — let your requests be made known unto God — and…”

    “And” what?

    “And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”?


    “…and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep [garrison] your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

    Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    2Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

    Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
    21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
    7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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  3. Lucille says:


    The Carpenters – “Bless the Beasts and the Children”

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  4. citizen817 says:


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  5. Lucille says:

    Siberian Husky temper tantrum

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  6. Robert Smith says:

    Beethoven’s 9th is sublime, but my favorite is his 7th symphony. Great performance and video below.

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Iván Fischer

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    • angellestaria6674 says:

      Love all of these, but his MISSA SOLEMNIS is the one that lifts my heart and soul to the heights. Sir Nikolaus Harnoncourt directed the best ever edition of this with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe back in the early 1990s.

      My grandmother raised us on the best of baroque, classical and romance music since we were itty, bitty kids. It stuck with me like glue.

      Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor is extraordinarily beautiful, one of the best pipe organ compositions ever.

      I bet there are a lot of old music lovers nested here in the tree house.

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    • angellestaria6674 says:

      Not to mention, Chopin’s ethereal, otherworld beauty of his Romance Larghetto in Piano Concerto No.1 And to think that he didn’t even like the orchestra. There are soooo many….

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Oh my, yes!!!!! He is the master. The 7th is my favorite symphony as well, especially the 2nd movement. That and Mendelssohn’s 4th symphony, which exudes happiness and Spring. Beethoven’s sonatas are brilliant as well – Moonlight and Pathetique.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    Well, I wish I was in Austin . . .

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers . . . .

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  9. citizen817 says:


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  11. R.A. Carrera says:

    A special note of thanks just after Eastern Orthodox Julian Calendar Christmas. Christ is Born!

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  12. WES says:

    Just stopped by to see what you folks were up to!

    You have all gone to the dogs!

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  13. Mandy says:

    Trisagion Hymn in Aramaic.

    English: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

    From the Orthodox Wiki:

    The Trisagion Prayers are a set of ancient prayers that begin each service of the Daily Cycle. They are also commonly used to begin one’s private prayers.

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  14. Dora says:

    Odilon Redon – Breton Village 1890

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  15. smiley says:

    more from the dark side of Diversity…and the terrible Rashida Tlaib

    Petition To Impeach Rashida Tlaib Is Gaining Momentum

    Jan 8, 2019

    rabid Leftist Muslim, Michigan Dem congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is now under “intense scrutiny” for her recent profanity against POTUS…

    ..she’s also accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying her residency , according to a new petition petition (link in the article).

    over 80,000 have signed the petition, as of 2 days ago.

    Tlaib also has strong ties to 2 other rabid anti-Semites : Linda Sarsour and Rasha Mubarak.

    Sarsour is a Muslim Brotherhood activist and has called for jihad by Muslims against POTUS while praising 1993 WTC co-conspirator Imam Siraj….who once said that it’s his duty…and “our duty” (as Muslims)…”to replace The US Constitution with the Quran.”

    Tlaib, who is well aware of all this, nevertheless invited Sarsour as her guest to the Congressional swearing-in ceremony….wearing their Muslim “robes”.

    much more disturbing information and background on this, at the link.

    be sure to sign that petition.

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  16. smiley says:

    Fading Moon At Sunrise (Ocotillo Cactus)



    General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park (the biggest tree alive) 🙂



    Blooming Prickly Pear



    Dan Sorensen ~ American ( Arizona) ~ Contemporary ~ Art Photography ~ Landscapes, Cactus, Abandoned Historical Structures.

    more, here…


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  17. Dora says:

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  18. mazziflol says:

    Some things just have to be heard….

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  19. getfitnow says:

    Making Brazil great again.

    FTA – President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said Wednesday that his government would no longer be a party to a United Nations migration accord signed last month, arguing that “not just anyone can come into our home.”

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    • Dave says:

      If they ever do a remake of the movie “Airplane”, I’d like to see Lizzy play Lloyd Bridges’ air traffic controller character!


  20. Dora says:

    Be empowered ladies. Grow body hair. UGH!

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  21. smiley says:

    Dogs In the News !

    wag your tails, dog-lovers…

    Museum of the Dog Returns To Open In New York

    Jan 7, 2019

    yes…it’s happening !

    at the corner of Park Ave and East 40th Street…opening day Feb 8, 2019

    ..and more !

    etching by James Morgan Dennis (1900s vintage)

    the AKC’s Museum of the Dog first opened in Manhattan in 1982, then closed and moved to St. Louis…

    …and now it’s back home in NYC.

    everything in the museum is all about dogs. 😀

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  22. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  23. nikkichico7 says:

    Dealing With Guilty Feelings
    JANUARY 10, 2019

    Psalm 32:1-7 1 How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! 2 How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit! 3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah. 6 Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

    7 You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

    Guilt comes from a feeling of responsibility for some wrongdoing. Conviction can result from the Holy Spirit’s efforts to turn us away from sin and guide us to our heavenly Father. But not all guilt stems from ungodly actions.

    False guilt, which is not prompted by sin, can surface for a variety of reasons, such as disappointment in one’s own performance, a sense of shame over past events, or criticism from others for unmet expectations. Rejection or a pattern of abuse from childhood can also trigger this emotion. False guilt is a powerful weapon the enemy uses to direct our thoughts away from the Lord.

    Whether false or real, the emotion of guilt divides our mind, drains our energy, and creates a sense of insecurity. If we allow it to linger, we can start to have doubts about God’s goodness and love for us. Depression and hopelessness may follow. To cope, some people develop compulsive behaviors in an attempt to replace self-reproach with something pleasurable. Excessive amounts of food, television, internet, shopping, and exercise are common ways people try to push away self-condemning thoughts.

    Addressing guilt quickly is important. Acknowledge the emotion to the Lord, and identify the reason behind it. If you’ve violated God’s law, ask His forgiveness, and take steps to change the behavior. If you discover false guilt, confess it and ask God to adjust your thinking to match His. In either case, praise Him because He doesn’t want His children carrying unnecessary burdens and has promised to forgive our sins.
    Dr Charles Stanley

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
    Matthew 5:9 (KJV)

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  26. duchess01 says:

    T R U T H .

    Dr. B, a Pathologist, shares her incredibly powerful testimony about how she became a Christian. THIS is the TRUTH and the testimony you should share with friends, family and colleagues


  27. Ocasio-Cortez: Mister Ed’s twin sister

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  28. duchess01 says:

    The Truth May Scare You! (2019)

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  29. Dora says:

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  31. smiley says:

    take a look at this…

    …that is the atrocious and offensive 9 ft “sculpture” just erected at The World Trade Center

    Saudi Monument To Allah Erected At The World Trade Center

    Jan 10, 2019

    the hideous thing is inscribed with the exact words screamed by the 9/11 terrorists…15 of which were Saudis

    …it is part of what the artist has titled his “Candy of Nations”.

    …and, apparently, The Port Authority of NY approves of this (calling it “apt”) as “celebrating Saudi Arabia’s place in the G20 Summit.”

    more, at the link.

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  32. dbethd says:
    Americans Outraged After Sculpture Celebrating Saudi Arabia Emblazoned with Inscription of Shahada Erected on Ground Zero


  33. duchess01 says:


    Biblical “Lying Signs And Wonders” Happening NOW! (2019)

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      😖🤚‼️ … 🤢 …

      Big MIKE can take a HIKE …. 🤨 …

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        People are going to freak when the eventual will happen…Her book…..which IMO, the front cover title can be interpreted two ways….It’s call either “Becoming Michelle Obama”
        or “Becoming” Michelle Obama.

        In this book, for the first time I believe it’s ever been spoken of……Mike admits they used invetro to get the kids.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I do believe I’d mentioned this about the time her book was announced. It’s been a classic way to start off a presidential run, She’s also been making guest appearances on hi-profile and friendly TV programs with people not directly connected to her hinting in the media she’d be a good fit.
      Look for her to push environmental, ‘hate’ and children’s concerns – all prescripted by managers in the background. She’s on her way, she’s about the most viable candidate they have and has the best chance to beat Trump.


  34. One of the news outlets reported the Administration has just postponed or cancelled several scheduled public meetings about opening the ANWR for oil drilling. Oh – isn’t that one of Senator Murkowski’s pet projects for her home state? And didn’t she just break with the President on his stance about keeping the government shut down? Screw with the bull and you’ll feel the horns.

    Who’s the next Senator that wants to say something STUPID?

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  35. Lucille says:

    Guess they only want lefties eating there…

    Liberal activist flagged comment on women’s pay

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  36. mashall says:

    If this helps illustrate the tenets of George Orwell’s Animal Farm to more minds, young and old. it is worth my adding a link to the animated adaptation of it.

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    • mashall says:

      George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 should be fully absorbed from his original publications, as unedited as possible, to avoid watering down their depth and impact.
      The era of E-Books, and electronic data storage have normalized the “memory hole”.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Cool mashall….thanks for posting this link!!! I know some adults who will do better with a cartoon than a book!


  37. dbethd says:

    Sarah Palin posted on the CTH link about the media manipulation of our POTUS.

    Sarah Palin on January 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    “Unfrickingbelieve! As a former journalist I am OUTRAGED over this.

    Sundance, forgive me if inappropriate but is it ok to ask your followers to follow me on Instagram? sarahpalin97 (If not, ad rem please delete this comment!) I post much of your work on my FB page & (close to 5 million followers), but IG reaches a different audience/demographic that patriots should tap. It’s more pop-culturalish (ala Andrew Breitbart’s lesson: ALL things are downstream from pop culture). For greater impact we must infiltrate & influence there.

    Thank you. Keep up the incomparable, valuable work.”

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  38. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019
    Conservative Optimist or Biblical Realist – Which One Are You?

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  39. amwick says:

    I hz stompy feet… tennis was cancelled for tonight! I suppose that if this is the biggest thing that ticks me off, then I am living in a bubble… hmmmmm It is either this or wondering about RR.

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  40. andyocoregon says:

    Another prime example of the stupidity have declaring a Sanctuary State. These idiots just want the criminals to be let go awaiting deportation. They’d just disappear until they victimized some other innocent citizen.

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  41. Mandy says:

    When was steel invented? Interesting suff…

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  42. woohoowee says:

    Shooting the chihuahua was bad enough, then other people decide to act like nuts:


    An Arkansas prosecutor is calling for the public to be patient and stop threatening local dispatchers after a sheriff’s deputy shot a Chihuahua dog while responding to a call about an animal attack.

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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. GB Bari says:

    This is a reply to comment made by Attorney at Law (it is OT from the article under which the comment was made)

    Duck Duck Go claims that they do not track search results back to users. I have been using that search engine for about 4 years and have seen no evidence that they track my searches. Objects of my searches do not appear in ads blocks on webpages that I visit, nor do I get spam advertising products or services that I searched.

    That being said, the DDG website makes no other claims about their search engine, its algorithms or filters used in prioritizing the order of results of any search. With few exceptions, I have noticed over the past year that searches on any political topic appear to list all of the familiar, leftwing MSM sources at or near the top of the results, with conservative sites far far down the list, if they appear at all.

    This is not scientific, just my observations that are supported simply due to the volume of searches that I perform almost every day.

    So it is possibe that ranking oif results may be based upon purchased prioritization and or deliberate elevation due to algorithms or filtering. I do not know if amy of that is used, but I haven’t seen an independent review that compares the DDG search engine with Google or Bing or any other search engine.

    So “caveat emptor”, or at least, use DDG with awareness.



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