Saturday March 23rd – 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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260 Responses to Saturday March 23rd – Open Thread

  1. Jeff says:

    Let’s take a lazy float down the river…
    IMO, the greatest performance ever of the greatest waltz ever, by one of the greatest orchestras ever.
    Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, performing “An Der Schonen Blauen Danube,” better known as “The Blue Danube Waltz.”
    If that finish doesn’t give you chills, please call your doctor immediately.

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  2. ruralnc6 says:

    In honor of Caturday, my favorite day along with Cursday, here is a short video of an expectant mother cat helping a puppy who looks exactly like one of my remaining dogs, both 12. The mother cat is so sweet. Happy Caturday and hoping your day is filled with much happiness and love from your “4-feet” sweethearts,

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  3. Dora says:

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    I’m sitting here watching a 2012 episode of the NatGeo series ‘Border Wars’. They filmed two BP agents stopping the rubber rafts with illegals landing on the US side of the Rio Grande. The rafts pushed off, the mules knowing the BP agents wouldn’t fire at them, stranding two of the illegals on the US bank. When the BP agents arrested them they discovered that they were Chinese and the narrator casually announces that these Chinese illegals pay $20 to $30-thousand dollars each to get here and that in 2011 the BP caught and deported 16-THOUSAND ILLEGAL CHINESE IMMIGRANTS.

    Now I don’t know about y’all but I didn’t hear about 16,000 illegal Chinese being deported in 2011, that makes me wonder how many were deported in previous subsequent years. It also has me going to my computer to have my rep/Senators check to see how many Illegal Middle Eastern folks have been caught in the years from 2008 to date. Might ask about the Chinese too.

    The prog/Rat crowd has been bandying about the figure that some 90% of all illegals crossing are caught – a figure that even DHS folks in unguarded, off the record moments say is pure BS. Their stats, most recent from an Obama connected firm, cannot be justified or replicated, they’re purely self-serving. Other sources with no agenda guesstimate between 20% and 40% are apprehended but readily admit that the truth is unknowable as most numbers are based on very iffy methods and are easily fudged to meet needs.

    I still haven’t heard back on my nearly year old request to DHS for figures on how many incidents of US FEderal LEA coming into contact with members of the Mexican military/police well inside of US territory there have been so let’s see if this latest request gets those black helicopters (either ours or the ones we sold to Mexico) circling my house. BTW, I’ve already told the Rep’s rep and the Senators’ reps that if DHS says the Mexicans are doing joint operations with the US and have been authorized to conduct operations on US soil are they permitted to arrest/detain or use deadly force against US citizens?

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    • nimrodman says:

      “90% of all illegals crossing are caught”

      Maybe, but that does us no good anyway.

      They’re caught and then they’re RELEASED into the US, never to be seen again by an immigration court.

      We don’t need to just “catch” them. We need to (1) refuse them entry, or (2) put them immediately on buses and drive them across to Mexico, or (3) put them on flights back to Central / South America / Asia … wherever … so they have to go to the time and coyote expense of trying it all over again.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Issue to me was that not only do we have no @#$%^&* idea of how many are getting in but we’ve been playing this @#$%^&* game for decades. Look at how they’re turning the border states blue.

        I have a post I’ll put on the Sunday thread about how the cartels are set up in the US, a friend sent me the site and said it’s as close as you’ll get to the classified org chart for the cartels – and it’s eyeopening as it is.

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  6. Dora says:

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  7. mj_inOC says:

    A beautiful, reassuring message, Do You Believe in Angels?

    http://bfsatx.org/mediaPlayer/#/sermonvideo/1501

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    • paper doll says:

      This is Hollywood. ( and DC etc.) There is a race going on between fully exposing the depravity or having it go mainstream and accepted….. right now it’s neck and neck

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Considering Babs’ past departures from the known universe why is asnyone surprised at this drivel? Remember her reaction to the orders during the California drought that she should cut back on water use as the common rabble were ordered to do?

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Yeah, didn’t she hire some private water trucking company to bring water to her property or something like that? She’s also the one who sued Pictopia.com, who was documenting coastal erosion for the California Coastal Records Project, for taking pictures of her house while doing this survey. She lost her lawsuit and had to pay all their legal fees. Arrogant and unhinged from reality, just like the rest of the Hollyweird crowd.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, she kept her pools filled, grass watered and trees tended. Her apologists said that as a rich person she had the right to pay for the extra water…sharpen the guillotine, she’s being loaded onto the cart.

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  8. getfitnow says:

    Clowns on parade.

    FTA – There was a superb column at The Federalist on Wednesday by George S. Bardmesser: “Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want to Vote for Trump Twice.” It is as hilarious as it is frightening. It is also a courageous confession, especially for a lawyer who lives in D.C. Let’s hope he has personal security.

    I am betting there are millions of us, many more millions than voted for Trump in 2016, who agree with the man. He was a reluctant Trump-voter but is now completely on board the Trump train. Why? Because the current crop of Democrat candidates are moonbats all, with the possible exception of Howard Schultz, who has yet to officially throw his hat in the ring.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/a_brief_survey_of_2020s_psychotic_democratic_roster.html

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Getfit – OMG – that article by Bardmesser was fantastic and really funny! Thank You for that link. You Treepers are golden today on your referrals.

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  9. andyocoregon says:

    The author failed to mention one primary factor that is causing increased homelessness. Many of the people living on the streets are recent transplants due to the loony liberal city council and mayor who have a “hands off” policy for the homeless. The police are rarely allowed to clear out homeless camps due to the liberal policies.

    https://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/422536-327587-report-oregon-far-exceeds-nation-in-percent-of-homeless

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  10. Mandy says:

    Doing ‘catch up’ on some news stories, came across this from 3/21…

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/21/retired-army-general-warns-of-balkanization-in-u-s-military-identity-politics-is-a-cancer/

    “And an army is a reflection of its society.”

    True! And as ‘replacement migration’ quickly causes the US society to look like a combination of Mexico and Somalia….our MILITARY will be as effective as the military of Mexico or Somalia.

    Either of them a ‘world power?’

    I wonder what the countries who, for YEARS, have believed the US would rush to their defense are thinking these days. I do believe it is having a MAJOR impact on how other nations deal with us.

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  11. Janie M. says:

    Yes!!! We believe Big Red, the Cornell Red-tailed hawk has laid her first egg for this season! So, in a few more days, she will likely lay the 2 remaining eggs.

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  12. Mandy says:

    Norway: Emergency services evacuate 1,300 passengers from cruise ship after engine failure

    https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/23/cruise-ship-to-evacuate-its-1-300-passengers-after-sending-mayday-signal-off-the-coast-of

    “The Viking Sky was drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal, said the country’s maritime rescue service.

    The vessel was later able to restart one of the engines and was anchored about two kilometres from land and no longer adrift, rescue services told Reuters.

    Passengers were hoisted one by one from the deck of the ship and airlifted to a village located to the north of the town of Molde on the Norwegian west coast.

    About 87 people had been evacuated by 4:50 pm CET, said rescue service spokeswoman Borghild Eldoen, adding that eight of those evacuated had suffered light injuries.”

    YIKES!

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  13. andyocoregon says:

    Protect the 2nd Rally in Salem, Oregon on the Capitol steps today.
    You can start the video at the beginning if you want to see the start of it.

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  14. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Don’t let Cortez see this video; she’ll have the herd slaughtered…

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  15. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Caturday … 😻🐾🐾

    Don’t LOOK 👀 .. 😑

    Back to our regularly scheduled cat-show

    ❤️

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  16. andyocoregon says:

    See, it’s not only liberals who live in Oregon.

    https://defendthe2nd.org/

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  17. amwick says:

    I came to make an important announcement and I got all distracted by hawk eggs, cat libraries and tilted ships.. but I remembered..

    *steps up to mic
    *tap tap tap

    Testing testing… do you hear me in the back?

    Ahem… I assembled and fired up my smoker. It smokes.
    THank you.

    Home made bacon, smoked butt, ribs….. here I come. 🙂🙂🙂😄😄

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    • Mandy says:

      Did y’all harvest a hog?

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      • amwick says:

        Nope… Turns out that people in the neighborhood have been releasing wild hogs to hunt up the road. There are places in my yard all dug up now, so hubby want to shoot em.. Serious problem here in the mountains..

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        • Janie M. says:

          Do you take the hog to someone who will butcher it for you and do you have a freezer big enough to hold all that meat? Those feral hogs can really be huge!

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          • amwick says:

            Last time hubby shot a wild boar we had to buy a chest freezer for the garage, even though we had a spare refrigerator.

            Here, our neighbors say that the wild boars have worms and that they shouldn’t be eaten, Hubby is not convinced. I may have to remind him about the freezer. Good point. We have a spare freezer, but it is small, just enough for two people.

            BTW the wild boar he did shoot,, it was smoked and the best meat (pork) I have ever ever had… ohhhhhh… Crazy delishious.

            We do have a real issue here,,, and it seems to be getting worse… hmmmmmm

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    • czarowniczy says:

      After you give the bacon a nice curing, eh? I did 14 pounds of hog belly and it’s a joy to eat. I have a 6# pork roast going in tomorrow, it’ll cool smoke and finish in a slow cooker. I still have a lot of wild hog in the freezer that I’ll drape with that bacon I made from the commercial hog, the wild hog’s too dry. Next will be sausage made from wild hog and venison – and smoked.

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      • amwick says:

        I made bacon last year, after curing it in the frig. I got this smoker as a Christmas gift, and had to wait to bring it up to the cabin… My husband doesn’t like smoked meat, except for bacon… I can’t wait to have a go at it again.. My first effort was ok..
        We had wild hog years back, it was butchered and smoked at the processor,,,,, ohhhh it was delicious.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m going to cool smoke my roast today and finish it off in a closed roaster. I like it cooked to shreds that I can, among other ways, slow simmer in BBQ sauce. Sorta an adult version of that elementary school sloppy joe.

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  18. GSparrow says:

    I’m a Canadian that openly supports Trump, so I have fewer friendly contacts than before Trump was on the political scene. Given the frustrating 98 % negative fake news about Trump in Canada and my criticism’s of it as well as Justin’s misguided directions, I’ve linked to a positive but unrelated Canadian story from the past.

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    • amwick says:

      Turns out most news in Europe is very negative. I went to an Irish Bar in Coppenhagen and the terrible things they were saying about our VSGPotus.. Actually I couldn’t really be mad, that was the only kind of political news they got there.
      THanks for the historical moment…. and for your support of our President.

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      • GSparrow says:

        amwick:
        You’re welcome. “Turns out most news in Europe is very negative.”

        If their news is also mostly false as I believe it is, on many important issues, Euros might pay a heavy price for it later as they have in the past. They (including so called Conservatives) have drastically stifled free speech as well which only adds to the anger and frustration.

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  19. nikkichico7 says:

    🤨👍❤️

    😛❤️

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  20. Lucille says:

    Hollywood celebrities champion higher wages for waitresses who say ‘no thanks’
    By Rick Moran – March 23, 2019

    Several Hollywood celebrities are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the wage difference between hourly employees and tipped workers like waitresses and bartenders.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/hollywood_celebrities_champion_higher_wages_for_waitresses_who_say_no_thanks.html

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. patrickhenrycensored says:

    @ duchess01
    Visiting some other Treepers

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    And so the bloodletting begins: https://www.theblaze.com/news/bernie-sanders-fec-complaint-foreign-nationals

    The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed the complaint but how did they get this corrosive information that his campaign had to close-hold? Might the inside Rat fixers be starting to eliminate the strongest threats to…whom…early?

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