Thursday January 24th – 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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262 Responses to Thursday January 24th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    “If you knew how much . . .”


    “The Governor’s Pardon”

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  2. citizen817 says:


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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Stars Of Messiah’s Reign

    “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Dan.12:3).

    The day is coming when redeemed Israel and all the saints of the Old Testament times will taste the joy of Messiah’s glorious reign. But some — the wise — will be honored more than others and will shine in that day as the stars of the firmament.

    Who are these “wise” ones? Our text answers: “They that turn many to righteousness”. Not those who merely knew all the technicalities of the prophetic program, but remained unmoved, but those who, understanding the prophetic plan and recognizing that God must judge sin, did something about it and labored to turn many to righteousness.

    These will be the stars of Messiah’s reign.

    What a lesson this passage holds for us who have trusted Christ as our Saviour in this present “dispensation of grace”!

    When we stand before the Lord, all saved by His abundant grace, not all will be equally honored. Outshining the rest will be “the wise”, who, understanding God’s message and program of grace and, “buying up the time because the days are evil” (Eph.5:16), URGED THE LOST TO ACCEPT “the gift of righteousness”by faith in Christ. Of these we may well say by way of adaption:

    “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

    Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    When a guitarist gets more than a million Youtube views in a little over a year it’s a pretty good indication that they’re doing something that’s worth watching . . .

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers . . .

    When I came across this video, it quickly became one of my favorites. This guy’s love for his dog and the dog’s love for him is about as pure and honest as love can be.

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  10. dbethd says:

    Behind the scenes to the video I shared yesterday.

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  11. smiley2 says:

    Immigration…Kushner…and Green Cards ??


    REPORT : Kushner, GOP Senators Suggest Giving Green Cards To DACA Illegals

    Jan 23, 2019

    Jared Kushner…suggesting that PDJT “offer democrats a deal to give amnesty in the form of Green Cards to more than half-a-million illegal aliens to secure funding for a border wall.”


    that’s about 700,000 illegals who would thereby get a quick path to US citizenship !

    FTA…this would “codify Obama’s DACA program into law, drive up illegal immigration, implement a never-ending flow of foreign relatives to DACA illegals…”

    …as well as holding down our wages by flooding the labor market with yet more illegal foreign workers.

    more, at the link.

    nope nope nope.


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  12. Beverly says:

    The DemonCrats in New York State have just legalized INFANTICIDE. “Abortion” now legal up to BIRTH.

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    • theresanne says:

      Patrician Dickson gave a great talk on this subject, including her take on the Dems real goal, to wipe out Black children.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        That was the stated goal of Sanger, long before she created Planned Parenthood and focused it on inner cities. And I have yet to see any public renouncing of that goal, or apology for advocating such evil.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Jim… many do not know….about Margaret Sangers’ true goal…..that’s why you find increased numbers on PP locations in inner cities. Sick.

          Mornin’ treeps.

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        • Lucille says:

          Planned Parenthood today does its best to hide the fact that Margaret Sanger held some reprehensible views (preaching eugenics and supporting the Ku Klux Klan). They also hide the fact that she was not in favor of unlimited abortion. See: Margaret Sanger, “Birth Control or Abortion?,” Dec 1918.
          Published article. Source: Dec. 1918, 3-4 , Margaret Sanger Microfilm, S70:809 .

          Article quote: “While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.”

          I rather think if she were around today, she’d be among the pro-abortion feminist fascist gang. But while she lived, she was–for the most part–anti-abortion.

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    • millwright says:

      Bevx: Nothing new here ! Worked some ” trash-to- electricity ” plants along the Hudson that took NYC trash . Looking up acros the fire grates it was common to see infants . Not long after the bottom ash was screened for coins and rings locks appeared on the those fire doors !


    • smiley2 says:

      plus more bad news out of New York…

      (NY) State Senate Passes Bill To Give DREAMERS Access To Tuition Aide

      Jan 23, 2019

      kids of undocumented illegals now can get state college tuition aide.

      “…sailed through the state Senate…”

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    • czarowniczy says:

      It’s parsing words as the definition of birth is somewhat fuzzy, it’s a legal definition instead of a common sense one.


      • Beverly says:

        All through the nine months of pregnancy, you can now kill your baby. For any reason at all. AND people who aren’t medical doctors can now perform the abortions. AND there is no longer a duty to care for the infants who are still alive when “extracted,” as there used to be.

        Pretty dam clear.

        John 8: Jesus said,
        43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

        44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

        45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.


  13. Lucille says:


    Lab Owner Can’t Believe His Eyes When He Finds His Missing Dog Running In The A Field With Two Unusual ‘Friends’

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  14. Janie M. says:

    This is a mp4 so I hope it posts.

    From Imgur:
    Police Malinois pup’s first takedown

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  15. citizen817 says:

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  16. smiley2 says:

    Syria vs Israel…intensifying

    Syria Threatens To Attack Ben-Gurion, Return To “Occupied” Golan

    Jan 23, 2019

    “Syria will practice its legitimate right to self-defense and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport.”

    such was the retaliatory rant from Syrian Ambassador, Bashar Ja’afari, at the monthly UN Security Council’s meeting on Tuesday (NYC)….in response to Israel’s recent air strike on a weapons site at the Damascus International Airport…

    if the UNSC doesn’t “act against Israel”, he/Syria threatens to “take back the Golan Heights.”

    Israel acquired The Golan Heights during The Six Day War (1967) and has annexed it.

    Syria, of course, sees Golan as being illegitimately “occupied” by Israel….

    …and in need of being “restored” to Syria as Syria’s “right”.

    more, at the link.


  17. smiley2 says:

    The Passage of The Red Sea


    mezzotint / etching (engraving)

    The Opening of The Sixth Seal


    mezzotint / etching (engraving)

    both by British artist/engraver G.H.Phillips ( 1800-1852)…based on the 2 enormous oil paintings by Irish painter Francis Danby (1793-1861).

    more about the work, here…

    Passage of The Red Sea…

    The Sixth Seal…

    “…one day is like a thousand years…” ~ 2 Peter 3:8

    “…behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me…” ~ Rev 22: 12-20


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  19. smiley2 says:

    Niagara Falls has frozen over

    January 2019


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  21. Dora says:

    Paul Cezanne = Chateau Noir….1905

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  22. Janie M. says:

    A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. From left to right, the three largest are: the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The three smaller pyramids in the foreground are subsidiary structures associated with Menkaure’s pyramid.

    From wiseGEEK
    Who Built Egypt’s Pyramids?

    Workers’ tombs discovered near the Giza pyramids indicate that Egypt’s
    pyramids were built by free men, not slaves.

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    • chickenhawk says:

      I saw an interesting video online talking about the tools and techniques necessary to create the pyramids and other artifacts. They show “proof” that the technology was too advanced for the Egyptians, and were probably created some 12,000 years ago.

      I’m not sure anyone knows for sure, but here is one of the links I saw:


  23. nikkichico7 says:

    A Balanced Schedule
    JANUARY 24, 2019
    Ephesians 5:15-17
    15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

    We don’t think of seconds as very important. But they tick away into minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. Look at it this way: A 70-year-old has lived the equivalent of about two billion, two hundred seven million, five hundred and twenty thousand seconds! While you were reading that last sentence, about five seconds of your life elapsed, and you can never go back and decide to use them differently.

    Small as they are, seconds are precious because they are a creation and a gift of God. How we use even these small time increments is important because our heavenly Father has a plan for each and every life. Since we are to live it for His purpose and will, we must consider how He would have us spend not just years, months, and days, but even minutes and seconds. And the time to evaluate how we should use them is now, before any more of our life passes by.

    Understanding the value of each moment, the apostle Paul urges us, “Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16). In essence, he is instructing us to take advantage of every opportunity the Lord gives us.

    The heavenly Father is the one who opens doors for us to serve Him in a variety of ways, but if we neglect these opportunities, there is no guarantee that we will have a second chance. That’s why we must become aware of how we are using our time. Are we wasting it or redeeming it according to God’s will?
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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  24. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
    1 John 1:7 (KJV)

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  25. Dora says:

    It’s shameful to see how quickly NYC is deteriorating. I’m so glad I don’t work there any longer. I’d be afraid to get on the train.


    Subway Riders Demanding Answers As City’s Homeless Continue Taking Over Train Cars

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As temperatures plunge, some subway riders say they’re seeing more and more homeless people seeking shelter inside subway cars.

    This winter, commuters say the problem has gotten so bad they’re left with no seats to use.

    Vagrants turning half of a subway car into their home, filling it with bags, boxes, and clothes.

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  26. amwick says:

    A thought on Cuba…
    Last week we went on a ship that stopped there, and took some excursions. We were not tourists, we participated in a cultural/educational exchange. I have the paperwork to prove this. We had a guide on our excursion, who explained about the educational system. Higher education is free, but it is based on test scores. So you can study to be a doctor or dentist at no cost. NONE! There are idiots in congress trying to sell this as a great idea.. but wait,,, there is more to this story..

    Our guide told us about a colleague, who had studied and had worked as a veterinarian. Think about all the vets you have known, the ones that care for your sweet dogs, cats, and other beloved pets… In Cuba a vet earns, after all that free education, about $20 a month. Seriously, I heard this myself, right from our guide. So this particular vet in Cuba switched over to be an excursion guide. It is capitalism creeping in. The guides have a bus, say 60 people, they may receive tips from 30. We gave our guide a $10CUC tip, so do the math..

    I have tried to figure out if Cuba is Socialist or Communist and the answer is yes. Does it work? The answer is no.. nope, no way. It has left their country with huge voids, and capitalism is just seeping in..

    What these dmn socialist don’t see is that you get what you pay for. This is what they want for our great nation. They want mediocrity for everyone. Lord help us all.

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  27. Dora says:

    Warning: video is hard to watch.

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    • smiley2 says:

      according to this…

      the baby is safe…and the woman was found and arrested.

      she has to have been the victim of abuse herself, as a child (IMO)…otherwise, how could anyone do such a thing ??

      not justifying it, by any means…not at all….just trying to grasp how anyone could do something like that.

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  28. BIG MAMA TEA: I just saw your name on the sponsor’s list at Intellectual Froglegs. Thanks Mom!

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  29. Dora says:

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  30. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  31. duchess01 says:

    God Help Us!

    Demon Lord Clearly Visible In New York Senate Chamber Applauding Legalization Of Abortion Until Moment Of Birth

    January 24, 2019

    by The Babylon Bee, via The Burning Platform


  32. Dora says:


    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who the guilty parties are in the Covington Catholic controversy:

    The Catholic white boys from Covington Catholic High School—hated because they are Catholic, white, male, and Trump supporters (some of them)—have been indicted by lots of pundits, politicians, reporters, and celebrities, both liberal and conservative. Yet the record shows that the students were the only innocent party to this fracas. None of them said or did anything bigoted, but this is not true of the Indians and the black Israelites.

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  33. nikkichico7 says:

    Joshua 1:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
    9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

    Philippians 4:4-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
    5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
    6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
    7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Meditate on These Things
    8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

    Galatians 6:6-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Be Generous and Do Good
    6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
    7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
    for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
    8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
    9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
    10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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  34. Concernedcitizen says:

    Candace Owens, of Blexit fame, is the left’s worst nightmare. She has over a million twitter followers now and rapidly growing. The woman is brilliant – check out her tweets.

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  35. Dora says:

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  36. tuskyou says:

    I rarely post here but I do read the comments in this thread.

    In a few hours I will have my 20yr old cat euthanized. Please pray for me, my sig other and my cat Sam. Sam has kidney failure. We’ve done our best and had some extra time with him but it’s time. I’ve had pets euthanized before but after 20yrs I never thought he’d die! Pretty silly, I know, but he’s been around so long I thought he’d live forever. He’s a good old cat, the kind of cat that even ‘dog people’ like.

    Thank you in advance for prayers and words of comfort. If I don’t respond please know I appreciate all of you and the opportunity to post here at CTH.

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  37. pacnwbel says:

    Last night I went to hear a retired military psyops gentleman talk about a recent assignment in Afghanistan. Among the many interesting facts at his fingertips, he described the November elections there. People turned out in significant numbers and despite many terrorist attempts to deter them from voting, and he said that a U S team was there doing biometric testing to secure the vote.. Isn’t it time some effort was instituted to secure our own voting process in the face of widespread fraud?

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  38. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay gang, for anyone who’s interested…….senate tee-vee starts today at 11:00amEST….and I know you can barely contain your excitement…….right?……

    Just read “today” senate calendar……
    Page 2,

    SEE ALL THIS GOOBLEY-GOOK below????? This means they are going to have a Vote-a-rama-dama-ding-dong today……S.1 is the Senate version (which is SUPPOSED to be what Trump spoke of on Sat…….This HR268, is the “vehicle” senate tee-vee is using to see what kind of votes Schmuckles can get. (They’ll start in reverse order btw) Well, gotta go….senate is playing their opening song……..have a good day.

    H.R. 268 (ORDER NO. 15)
    That on Thursday, January 24, 2019, notwithstanding Rule XXII, it be
    in order to file cloture on Amdt. No. 5, offered by the Senator from Kentucky (Mr. McCon-
    nell), and Amdt. No. 6, offered by the Senator from New York (Mr. Schumer), to H.R.
    268, an Act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September
    30, 2019, and for other purposes; provided, that the cloture motions filed on these amend-
    ments be treated as if they were filed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and ripen at 2:30
    p.m. on Thursday, in the order filed.
    (Jan. 22, 2019.)

    S. 1 (ORDER NO. 1)
    That with respect to the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to
    S. 1, an Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions
    and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-
    Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian
    people, and for other purposes, the mandatory quorum under Rule XXII be waived.
    (Jan. 4, 10, 2019.)

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  39. smiley2 says:

    watch Petty Pelosi here….earlier today…

    something is seriously wrong with that ditz-brain.

    monotonous and crazy .

    what is wrong with her ???

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  40. Dora says:

    Human Composting: The Ultimate Denial of the Soul

    From time immemorial, people have buried the dead. Sometimes they even risked their lives to carry out this most basic duty. In times of persecution, for example, Christians put themselves in great danger to recover the bodies of martyrs so that they might receive the holy rites of Christian burial.

    Recomposition: An Eco-Religious Act
    Indeed, when human life is deemed disposable through abortion and euthanasia, the human corpse fares no better. However, it is hard not to be shocked by a bill now before the Washington State Legislature with a good chance of passage. Lawmakers are working toward allowing a new process called “recomposition,” by which human beings would be turned into compost.


  41. czarowniczy says:

    And for the second time we have a Florida LEA failing to make entrance to an active shooter scene.

    Yesterday’s Sebring, Florida bank shooting is probably going to be swamped by tort lawyers after the city Police Chief timelines the incident. Seems that with bodies on the ground in the bank it took the PD two hours to enter the bank from the first officer’s arrival, two hours. I thought we just went thru this with the school shooting where officers cowered outside waiting for backup rather than wing accepted SOP and entering to neutralize the shooter and save lives?

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  42. Dora says:

    I know this news is getting old, but it still bothers me. The law was signed 2 days ago and I;m still thinking about it.


    New York State Downgrades From ‘Nineveh’ to ‘Sodom’ With New Abortion Law

    So the bridge named for a Catholic Revolutionary war hero, and the building named for the first Catholic presidential candidate lit up to celebrate infanticide. And the Freedom Tower, which stands on the graves of 3,000 New Yorkers, glowed pink to welcome the deaths of thousands more.


  43. Lucille says:

    Microsoft using spurious Leftist “fact-checking” site to place warning label on Jihad Watch
    January 23, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    Microsoft has now placed a warning label on Jihad Watch for those who use its Edge browser…


  44. andyocoregon says:

    Uh Oh, Mt. St. Helens is only about 60 miles from where I live as the crow flies. I dealt with piles of ash in 1980 and don’t want to have to deal with it again. Volcanic ash doesn’t melt like snow does. It falls like snow, but sticks around for months.


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