Saturday February 9th – 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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204 Responses to Saturday February 9th – Open Thread

  1. Mike says:

    listening to this in the background while I do stuff. ENJOY.

    “Best 80’s rock playlist”

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  2. andyocoregon says:

    Kamala Harris claims to be Black???

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  3. bakocarl says:

    Caturday

    Caturday, what a day,
    Spending time with you.
    Chase a ball, in the hall,
    That’s what I’d like to do!

    Rattle mouse, around the house
    Carry it back again.
    Take a nap, on your lap
    Itch her little chin.

    Scritch the ear, to endear
    Watch her close her eyes.
    Stroke the fur, hear the purr,
    Kitty’s on a high.

    Climb the screen, see the scene,
    Then climb down again.
    See the bug, on the rug,
    Let the chase begin.

    Ball of twine, it’s all mine,
    Tangled on the floor.
    Open again, jump right in,
    Hiding in the drawer.

    Tuna meat, what a treat
    Can I have some more?
    Big, round eyes, run and hide,
    Knocking at the door.

    Glad it’s small, a hairball,
    Hork it on the rug.
    All curled up, with the pup,
    Looking warm and snug.

    End of day, whadda ya say,
    Scratch my furry head?
    A little trot, to my spot,
    Now sleep on the bed.

    Calico, doncha know,
    Long hair flowing free.
    What a doll, best of all,
    She belongs to me.

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  4. question, the redacted portions of the authorization memo Jim Jordan was calling attention to during the Whitaker hearing, has any member of Congress been allowed to see them?

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  5. andy says:

    The Pied Piper was a well traveled, well worn, and very selfish. Throughout his life he avoided work until he was forced to move to a new place. He was skilled at throwing a wrench into the works to avoid it, and eventually the farm owners would wise up and run him out of town.

    After a lifetime of being run out of towns he no longer cared. One time he brought rats to a farm field so that he wouldnt have to help bring in a harvest. The farmer was smart and there was a species of snakes that took care of the problem. He also discovered the source of the rats and chased the piper out of town.

    The following summer In the next farm town, the piper released rats and after a couple week of panic among the folks, he mentioned that he knew of a predator that would eradicate the rats and was paid for the information. He was a hero.

    The following summer In the next farm town, the piper released rats and after a couple week of panic among the folks, he mentioned that he knew of a predator that would eradicate the rats and was paid for the information. He was a hero.

    In his leisure , he learned how to play the pipe.

    Eventually it was learned that the piper was the cause of the infestations. They sought him out and discovered that he had been hosting parties of children, offering them opium, wine, and hashish. In the chaos of the crisis, the pied piper had been luring children with stories of paradise to his den where he dresses boys as girls and girls as boys if they had clothes on at all.

    The towns folk sodomized him with his own pipe, and removed his head within a half hour.

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  6. P says:

    Defining Greatness – A Believer Will Pursue the Right Things — https://iamawatchman.com/defining-greatness-a-believer-will-pursue-the-right-things/

    5. Build a reputation for purity/integrity

    “…Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man.” (Mark 6:20b Open in Logos Bible Software (if available))

    One of the reasons John was called great was that he had a great reputation. This reputation was not linked to power—it was linked to purity.

    Today, many strive to create a reputation and legacy by pursuing things of this world (power, money, position, possessions, etc.). However, the best and most important reputation an individual can build will not be linked to anything in this world—the best reputations are linked to faithfulness. The faithful will love, serve, give, witness and warn. John was faithful—even his enemies referred to him as a “righteous and holy man.”

    The good news is, achieving this goal costs no money and requires no specialized training. Anyone can be faithful. And note: Do not believe that your past completely disqualifies you from having a good reputation in the future. The Bible is full of heroes who had blemishes in their past (Moses murdered, David fell into adultery, Abraham lied, Jonah ran, Peter denied…). The greats are not great because they never sin—they are great because they get up when they fall, they ask for forgiveness, and they resume the quest to be faithful (Psalm 103).

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    MAGA (Make America Great Again; Make America Good Again; Make America Godly Again)

    Father, as a nation and individually, we have all sinned before You. Help us to get up from where we’ve fallen. We ask Your forgiveness. Help us resume the quest to be faithful. Amen

    Submitted in love

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      Deep Division Question.
      Tranparency is showing everyone, the world over, that we, as a people, are full of ourselves.
      Federal, state, and local levels of government. The bureaucracies. Institutions of learning. Law enforcement. Sports and entertainment industries. The clergy. Care givers. Anywhere and everywhere. At all levels, an infectious desease spreads.
      Throughout every aspect of our lives, profound evil permeates and grows. It has become the norm. And when light is shed upon it, the cover-up is often even more vile, and even it grows.
      Slush funds are set up to silence victims and give immunity and cover to the perpetrator. Money has become more important than truth. Pay someone to speak the truth? Ridiculous!!
      Anything short of a physical beating or torture to get a needed answer is applauded. What will be next to get that answer?
      The perverted antics of a billionaire receive more attention than ongoing sex trafficking and pedophilia (which is being pushed as another new norm).
      Cold blooded murder of the defenseless continues because their right to life is a burden. Those who become infirmed or the elderly should tread lightly.
      The list goes on and on. It is all around us. The truly moral, ethical and righteous want it to stop, but where do they start? Violence has always been a tool of the ignorant, but how does one peacefully and effectively execute an offense that works?
      God’s Grace is definately upon us, but for how long?

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      • Sepp says:

        This is all true. Lord have mercy.

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      • P says:

        “The truly moral, ethical and righteous want it to stop, but where do they start? Violence has always been a tool of the ignorant, but how does one peacefully and effectively execute an offense that works?”

        I think this might be what we’re told to do? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans+12&version=GNV;AKJV

        Romans 12:18-21 (1599 Geneva Bible)
        18 If it be possible, as much as in you is, have peace with all men.

        19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord.

        20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him: if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

        21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with goodness.

        and also https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+timothy+3&version=GNV;AKJV

        Finally, it may be that there is actually nothing we can do because God’s judgement is upon us due to this ordinance becoming the law of our land in 2012 under Obama:

        Ordinance of the Amorites/Americans
        by John McTernan · June 27, 2012

        Genesis: 15:13-16 And He said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; (14) And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. (15) And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. (16) But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

        Commentary: I have made references to the “Ordinances of the Amorites” when I write about the Holy God of Israel judging America for promoting the homosexual agenda. It is very important that everyone understand this principle as America has crossed a threshold with the LORD and now faces His wrath. The President is advocating “homosexual marriage” along with sodomizing the military. Both of these issues (but especially homosexual marriage) create what the Bible calls an “ordinance.” According to the Bible, this is very serious and brings God’s judgment directly on America. The following is the section about the Ordinances of the Amorites from my teaching “Homosexuality versus God’s Holiness.” I suggest that you read that entire article (see page 3). https://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/ordinance-of-the-amoritesamericans/

        The Bible warns that when homosexuality becomes an ordinance, social custom, or norm, it will bring God’s judgment on that nation. When the Bible defines iniquity, the homosexual act would automatically fall under the description of this word. In the strongest language possible, the Bible says because of iniquity the land will vomit out its inhabitants. The Scriptures to show this follows:

        Leviticus 18:24-27 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: (25) And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. (26) Ye shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (27) (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

        The United States now is enacting (by both custom and law) the Ordinances of the Amorites; therefore, the nation is defiled before the Holy God of Israel and faces His judgment. By promoting homosexuality, America has become like the ancient pagan Amorites and has now come under the judgment of God.

        America promotes homosexuality (by custom and law) with events such as: Gay Pride Day, sodomizing the military, Presidential Proclamation Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, Gay Day at Disneyland, Gay Day at sporting events, and events like Southern Decadence in New Orleans. There are gay clubs in high school and colleges. The political parties are pandering to the homosexuals for their votes. By custom and law, homosexuality has been woven into the fabric of America; therefore, it has become an ordinance.

        The following are quotes from the Proclamation* that President Obama made on June 1, 2012, outlining all the Ordinances of the Amorites he created. He is proud of this! and right in God’s face with this. No nation can go this far down this road and not expect judgment. It has to come because God is Holy, and in the Bible, the judgments are decreed on a people who do this.

        “Since I took office, my Administration has worked to broaden opportunity, advance equality, and level the playing field for LGBT people and communities. We have fought to secure justice for all under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and we have taken action to end housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We expanded hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, and under the Affordable Care Act, we ensured that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to someone just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Because we understand that LGBT rights are human rights, we continue to engage with the international community in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT persons around the world. Because we repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans can serve their country openly, honestly, and without fear of losing their jobs because of whom they love. And because we must treat others the way we want to be treated, I personally believe in marriage equality for same-sex couples.”

        “NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

        Notice the end quote from Obama’s Proclamation promoting homosexuality states “in the year of our Lord.”

        “IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.”

        By using the term “our Lord,” he connects the Holy God of Israel with sodomy, and the LORD will have none of it. He will not allow His Holy Name to be associated with the Ordinances of the Amorites! This action by America demands judgment.

        —- Mr. McTernan’s full article is available at the link provided above. I firmly believe this is where we are as a nation. God is just. Pray for loved ones and all mankind that people change their minds (repent) and call upon the Name of the Lord that they might be saved.

        Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved.

        Submitted in love

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  7. Mandy says:

    Been enjoying some EXCELLENT history videos. If you’re nerdish and enjoy such things, you might want to check out some of this guy’s work:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9v4QG3AQEP3zuRvVs2dAg/videos

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  8. Landslide says:

    Can someone tell me what to do when I suddenly have to type in my screen name & email before every post? (I do not have a WordPress account) Thanks!

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    • nimrodman says:

      Yeah, establish a WordPress account, I believe
      You don’t have to create a blog, just a user account

      Later, when you visit Treehouse, if it prompts you to sign in to WordPress, do so and it probably sets a cookie that’ll recognize you next time you post a comment and likely won’t require you to sign in each time.

      If you delete all cookies, it’ll probably pester you to log in again. There’s a setting to retain information for “Favorites” and I think I have that set that way. So the WordPress cookie stays. Now and then I’ll delete all cookies and have to sign in again.

      That’s the way it seems to work for me on a desktop computer using Internet Explorer browser.

      YMMV

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        All true. Took me a long time to figure it out. But, it worked better to log into wordpress.com than to log in under the comment when you are ready to make a comment.

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        • Landslide says:

          Thanks! I’ll keep working on it. I just use my iphone, so maybe an update changed some setting.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Back a few years, for about a year, every few months something would happen to change a setting in my account and I wouldn’t get emails like I should. Weird.

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  9. Lucille says:

    “What the Media was Afraid to Tell You This Week”
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

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  10. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Prolly everyone has seen this already and it’s prolly been posted on here before, but just in case…..

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  11. Lucille says:

    South Carolina man converts to Islam, plants explosives all over Anderson County
    February 9, 2019 1:40 PM By Robert Spencer

    Yet another convert to Islam gets the idea that his new religion commands him to commit treason and mass murder. Despite the fact that this is a frequently occurring phenomenon, authorities have nowhere shown the slightest degree of interest in studying it.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/02/south-carolina-man-converts-to-islam-plants-explosives-all-over-anderson-county

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  12. Dora says:

    Same message. 🙂

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  13. Sepp says:

    Saint John Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Constantinople, lived in the 4th century A.D. and is known as one of the Church’s most eloquent preachers. Many of his sermons and commentaries on Holy Scripture are available in English, which are a treasury of spiritual riches. (Chrysostomos means “Golden-Mouthed” in Greek.)

    He denounced the vices among the ruling elites of the Roman Empire of his time and endured exile for the sake of Christ. Constantinople was the capital of the Roman Empire.

    Saint John is commemorated on other days of the traditional Orthodox Church Calendar, but today marks the Translation of the Holy Relics of Saint John Chrysostomos.

    The account of the translation of his relics is shared at the following link and is very edifying in its content because it tells us about slander, persecution, and ultimately forgiveness.

    27 January (Church) / 9 February (civil)

    http://www.chrysostompress.org/lives_27_january.html

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  14. PgtSndThinker says:

    Has anyone heard how the CBMTRA legislation is proceeding? I hear it was reintroduced this past week. It allegedly will simplify the bureaucratic burden on wine, beer & cidermakers.

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  15. nikkichico7 says:

    Matthew 11:27-30 King James Version (KJV)

    27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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  16. Ken Maritch says:

    Just watched the movie “The Challenger Disaster” (2019).
    If there is ever a movie made about the Brett Kavanagh confirmation hearings, Eric Hanson could definitely play Brett.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. dogsmaw says:

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  21. citizen817 says:

    In crust, we trust!
    NATIONAL PIZZA DAY

    National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. 

    Here are some interesting facts about pizza:

    Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.

    Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.  Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas

    17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.

     Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.

    Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.

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