Saturday April 20th – 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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276 Responses to Saturday April 20th – Open Thread

  1. andyocoregon says:

    So, I get up this morning (late of course – Saturday) and turn on Fox News on the TV only to see Fox News anchor Jillian Mele grilling Chuck Fleischmann, Republican Congressman from Tennessee about border security and the Mueller Report. Chuck was doing his best to support President Trump, but Jillian sat there stern faced throwing one after another hostile question at him while cutting off his answers.

    My gosh, I thought I was watch CNN or MSNBC.

    Fox News needs to dump her, IMO.

    Here she is in a big screwup last year.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I believe the Deep State realizes that they need to get rid of Fox as it was the cable universe’s sole source of conservative news. They couldn’t buy it outright so they’re buying/compromising it piece by piece, Fox just doesn’t seem to be what it was even 10 years ago.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      And now Leland Vittert (Fox News host) has taken up the liberal mantle and is grilling Liz Harrington, RNC spokesperson, about the Mueller Report. She’s doing an excellent job standing up to his misleading questions. Again, I might as well be watching CNN.

      Yes, I think Fox News has gone way downhill since Roger Ales left. He has to be spinning in his grave today.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        When our 22-pound cat comes over with my coffee 1/2&1/2 all over his face I still believe him when he says it wasn’t him.

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        • andyocoregon says:

          Yesterday evening my wife was preparing a frozen pizza in the kitchen and had it on the built-in cutting board that’s as high as the countertops. While she was cutting extra sausage and mushrooms to add to the pizza, unbeknownst to her our very tall Siberian Husky, Ranger, stealthily pulled the uncooked pizza onto the floor and began eating it. And of course our other dog, the Malamute named Moondog helped him eat it.
          I was in the other room on the computer and I heard this sudden shriek from my wife, then dog toenails slipping on linoleum in a frantic effort to leave the kitchen. When I went in there and saw what had happened, I busted out laughing which only added to her anger. She quickly got recomposed however and joined me in the laughing.
          The dogs went outside into the back yard. Good thing we had another pizza in the freezer.
          Our dogs love pizza and can smell it a mile away.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, Zauber managed to snag a roast off of the counter like that. He was good-mannered around food, never took anything from a child or an adult unless offered but put a piece of raw meat on the counter and 130-pounds of 7-foot long dog would try to low crawl through the kitchen to get his share.

            Whatever we cook the dogs each get a share after we’ve eaten. As for the cats they wonder ‘how the $%#@& we you eat that’ and, feeling sorry for our poor nutritional habits, offer us the frequent mouse, lizard or gopher tartare in sympathy.

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    • redhotsnowman says:

      The so called “news” shows are unwatchable on Fox on the weekends. Especially FNS with Chrissy Wallace.

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    • WSB says:

      Jillian does that.


  2. Dora says:



    Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame’s bees survive cathedral blaze

    PARIS – Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame’s smallest official residents – some 180,000 bees – somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral’s ancient wooden roof.

    Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life, protecting their queen.

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

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  4. nwtex says:

    New York City slashes its biggest source of carbon emissions
    April 18, 2019

    Trump Tower, as well as other big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The City Council on Thursday passed a slate of bills aimed at cutting buildings’ carbon emissions…

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  5. andyocoregon says:

    I refuse to mention his name here, but today, April 20th, is also the birthday of the most despicable, notorious mass murderer in all of history. Can you guess who that was?
    Hint: Germany, WWII.

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    • Mandy says:

      So I take it you won’t be binge watching the 5 hr plus documentary “The Greatest Story Never Told” today, huh? lol….

      Liked by 2 people

    • boogywstew says:

      I’ll bet they were a vegetarian? Probably a socialist!

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    • New Nonna, Again!!! 🤗 says:

      What’s your point, Andy?? Who cares?

      It also happens to be the birthday of the wonderful and holy Foundress of EWTN’s (Eternal Word Television Network) Global Catholic Network. Just as your declaration was of a person who affected the world, his ‘work’ hurt it deeply.

      This amazing Foundress, Mother Angelica, however, has brought the Holy Trinity to hundreds of millions of people through her ‘work’ of love and obedience to her Savior, Lord and God.

      Thank You, God! Thank You, Jesus! Thank you for our dear Mother Angelica.

      Mother, please pray for us. 🙏🏼❤️


  6. BigMamaTEA says:

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  7. smurfette says:

    Folks, I wasn’t going post this on Easter weekend but it seems necessary.

    In the news, the Temple Mount was torched on the same day as the Notre-Dame fire. Much was not known today and even by King Louis IX of France in 1232. This is why many are not on Israel’s side.


  8. Dora says:

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  9. andyocoregon says:

    Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way

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  10. amwick says:

    Hubby and I were enjoying a very small glass of wine.. when we heard a pop… and then saw billowing smoke across the neighborhood…. I mean billowing billowing grey dark smoke….
    For the first time ever in my life, I dialed 911 to report a fire…. They got other calls, and the fire department came… things have calmed down now. We think a transformer blew… we heard popping noises for a while afterwards. I debated about 10 seconds about calling, then I thought, well, never assume that other people are making calls… the operator was very nice.

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  11. Sepp says:

    Saint Geneviève of Paris (+ 512)

    Through the holy intercessions of Saint Geneviève, Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.


  12. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    Bedford Co. Va hit by an EF-1, but Franklin Co. got it worse.
    Franklin County tornado rated an EF-3 with 159 mph winds

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – Dolores Anderson was sitting on her front porch when she saw the tornado coming and hurried to her basement. Just down the street, her friend, Troy Haynes, was watching this same tornado.

    “I could hear it, it sounded like I could hear it coming, and like they say, it sounded like a roar, and the way it looked from where I was at, it looked like it was going to hit other people’s houses,” Haynes said.

    So he drove down the street looking for damage and saw the Anderson’s home completely destroyed. That’s when he heard Dolores calling out. He added, “She said to come in the front door but there was no front door, she didn’t realize, so anyway, I got in and got the basement door open and helped her out of the basement.”

    She escaped with no injuries, but her house wasn’t as lucky. Outside, the walls have caved in, and no room inside of the house was left untouched.

    But one day after the tornado hit, her friends and family came out to help and show their support.

    “Anytime you have friends in trouble and stuff, you try to lend a hand as best you can,” a friend of the Anderson’s, Joe Potter, said.

    And that’s exactly what these friends did–picking up wood, nails and debris from the grass, even finding a family photo among the destruction.

    “Well it makes me feel very proud to live and work and recreate here in Franklin County. We already know it’s a great place to live, but when days like this happen, the true values of our citizens and our neighbors helping one another, it really comes out,” Christopher Whitlow, Interim County Administrator for Franklin County, said.

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  13. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Caturday … 😺🐾❤️

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  14. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    An Open Thread observation.

    It’s been a long, cold, winter here in central Northern New England.

    Today I planted lettuce we started 7 weeks ago, along with other greens.
    Must be Catturd day because his Lordship made a deposit an hour after we planted the bed. My better half had the patience to get the Remay out.

    His lordship is a very solid mouser, but his appreciation for freshly turned bed top is unfortunate overburden. We would have remayed tonight, but he took advantage of our failure to establish a secure perimeter.

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  15. auscitizenmom is visiting family so I am honored to post these prayers nightly.
    Please join me in prayer.

    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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  16. 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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  17. hard masada says:

    Mr President,,,Mr. President do feel the WALLS closing in sir?

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