Monday April 22nd – 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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258 Responses to Monday April 22nd – Open Thread

  1. andyocoregon says:

    My neighbor’s majestic rhododendron

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  2. nikkichico7 says:

    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

    Jude 24-25 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Glory to God
    24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
    And to present you faultless
    Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
    25 To God our Savior,
    Who alone is wise,
    Be glory and majesty,
    Dominion and power,
    Both now and forever.

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  3. nwtex says:


    Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman
    Monday, April 22nd 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president’s financial records.

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    • nwtex says:


      John 14:27 (AMP)

      27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

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  4. Sandra-VA says:


    Just a note to let you know you are missed around here! You are in my thoughts every day as you travel this rocky road. I hope and pray that you are not in pain, that you are surrounded by those you love.


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  5. nwtex says:

    The reason they don’t ban the plastic straws altogether is because it would be a violation of American with Disabilities act. huh? Don’t ask because I don’t know …that’s all I caught on the radio.

    The commies micro managing once again. They need to get off the backs of businesses and out of ppl’s lives.

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  6. Just received this email from a colleague who has a friend, Rohan in Sri Lanka. News from the ground.

    ———- Forwarded message ———
    Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 12:24 AM
    Subject: THANK YOU ALL

    Hi Dearest Friends, I am going to include all of your names in one email, as it might take me a long time to drop you a line individually. So pls forgive me for this “one shot deal”…besides I will be telling everyone the same old story.

    So this is what happened on Easter Sunday morning in Colombo, Negombo (NW of Colombo) & Batticaloa (East coast of SL) …it all started at about 9.30 am. 8 bombs (the sources believe they were all carried out by “suicide bombers”) went off at the same time (we are confirmation of that, but radio & tv announced at the same time 9.30 am).

    In COLOMBO, The bombs went off at –

    * the famous Catholic church, St. Anthony’s Church (Kochchikade), where there had been 100s of worshipers. The bomb(s) must have been very powerful, as the roof of the church was blown off…not a single roofing material on the roof. All you can see is the sky…and the windows were shattered. TV shots showed pock marks on the walls. The strange thing is that the none of the statues got damaged. The inside of the Church looked like a battle ground .. broken pews, shattered glass, the injured and lifeless bodies lying all over the floor of the church. It was a terrible sight to see.

    * The Kingsbury Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel & Cinnamon Grand Hotel. These are all 5* & 6* hotels…Shangri-La was opened at the latter part of last year. The dining areas of all of these hotels were damaged beyond recognition and many died. The people were there enjoying Easter breakfast with their families. I understand, one family was entirely wiped out… 10 in all ..sad. Several tourists were also killed.

    * DEHIWELA: in the outskirts of Colombo…near the Zoological Gardens .. a bomb had gone off in a small hotel. The “suicide bombers” had targeted the Zoo where there had been a lot of tourists and locals (mainly children & their parents) but they couldn’t get in…it is possible there would have been too much security…inspection of bags, etc. So the “suicide bombers” had decided to detonate the bomb just opposite the Main Gate to the Zoo.

    NEGOMBO – Approx 60 Kms from N.W. of Colombo – St. Sebastian Catholic Church was bombed. Same story…the building was heavily damaged and a number of parishioners had died.

    People in Negombo area are mainly Catholics …and so are those living in the coastal areas of SL…Portuguese influence (Portuguese ruled the Coastal areas of SL from 1505 to 1657)..and they were followed by the Dutch (1657-1798) …the central area of SL (Kandyan Kingdom) was ruled by the Sinhalese Kings, & then the Brits took over (1798 to 1948.. the whole country came under the Brits in 1815..the downfall of the Kandyan Kingdom). SL gained Independence from the Brits in 1948. Ok..that’s a short history of SL.

    BATTICALOA: A Catholic Church was bombed there. Only sketchy details are available at the moment.

    I understand, Island-wide, 274 people had died and 450 or so injured because of these senseless bombings. It is very sad, as a lot of innocent people have died and injured. The churches were full of people observing the a holy day – Easter …celebrating the resurrection of Christ.

    The Government declared a curfew from 6 pm last night to 6 am this morning to prevent “retaliatory actions by the thugs”..mainly to destroy shops…looting etc. So far it is calm and business as usual. Christians are in the minority. I am really sad to see the carnage…WHY did “they” do destroy innocent people? I am writing this note with a very heavy heart…I am sure, you can imagine how we all feel here in SL.

    Life has to go on. Let us all look ahead, build this country (after a 30-year war) and live together in harmony…like one family – one Nation.


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    • Mandy says:

      Sounds like … free bubble up and rainbow stew. (Merle Haggard reference).

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    • RyderLee says:

      GeneticallyCatholic , Thank You for Sharing this personal account .
      Horrifying and So , So Sad . Prayers for All in SL and for Rohan .
      This has Got to Stop !

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      • So glad you are praying for them RyderLee, some whole families have been killed, as they were attending Mass — here’s some further news :
        In addition, police found 87 detonators near the capital’s main bus station.

        Meanwhile, the news of yesterday’s attacks is being updated.

        The more than 290 dead and 500 wounded of the Easter massacres in Sri Lanka were carried out by seven suicide bombers.

        A government spokesman said there was a local Islamist movement, the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) behind the attacks.

        The government undersecretary, Rajitha Senaratne, also told The Guardian that there is an international network without whose support these attacks would not have succeeded.

        The authorities have arrested 24 suspects and there is a new curfew order, from 20 local to 4 tomorrow morning.

        The government has declared a state of national emergency.

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  7. nwtex says:

    awwww sweethearts ❤

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  8. nwtex says:

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  9. Appalled says:

    Prayer regarding corrupt media:

    Our Father in heaven,
    Our nation’s media has developed an incestuous relationship with the very people they are supposed to observe and monitor. They have no fear of God. They have seized the public square; they claim credibility; and they demand the tribute of respect and money, even while speaking lies. Their words are a stench.
    We call forth leaders who are ravenous for truth. We call forth men and women who stand as one in truth. Let them rest between Your shoulders and shield them, Lord.
    May the words that come from the mouths of truth-leaders be like a two-edged sword cutting off the lies and plunging deep into the bowels of the corrupt institutions that prey on our nation.
    Truth, come now to the United States of America. Amen.

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  10. Lucille says:

    Series of articles today from Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer, beginning with the earliest…

    3:20 AM
    “Sri Lankan authorities: Jihadis part of “radical extremist Islamist group,” 24 Muslims arrested, death toll now 290”
    This is the first sign in the Western establishment media that this was a jihad attack; the media in India reported this all day yesterday.

    6:21 AM
    Sri Lanka government says local Islamic group behind Easter jihad massacres, may have “international support”
    The National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), that is, the National Tauhid Organization. Tauhid is Islam’s absolute monotheism that sees virtually every other religion as idolatrous.

    6:27 AM
    Sri Lanka: Police find 87 detonators at Colombo’s main bus station
    Apparently more jihad carnage was in the offing, and even more still could be coming.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      IMO, Sri Lanka government should ban all Muslim mosques in their country. Give them 30 days to vacate and sell their buildings and property. After that, bring in the bulldozers.

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      • Mandy says:

        Yeah, this kind of vile behavior by the Mohammedans makes me applaud CHINA for their “Uyghur removal system.” Too bad nobody is left in America with the stones to do the same. Hell, Andy McCabe is STILL FREE. We’ve become a weak laughing stock.

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  11. duchess01 says:

    MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
    The Demonic Movement Behind Earth Day

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

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  14. JRD says:

    Guess this is what happens when you share a husband in “The religion of PEACE !”

    They should be charge with child abuse.

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  15. andyocoregon says:

    An old SNL skit that was actually funny. It includes a sad story about a pet bunny rabbit.

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  16. Mandy says:

    ” The Jerusalem municipality says it will “fix” a wave of fliers that have appeared in kindergartens city-wide forbidding entrance to “minorities,” using a Hebrew term considered code for Arabs.

    After an anti-racism group brought attention to the fliers, the city said Monday it had followed “security protocol determined by the police and Education Ministry,” and promised to “correct” the posters, which were distributed a year and a half ago.”

    More at link…

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  17. nwtex says:

    Trump tells child at Easter Egg Roll about the border wall
    Apr 22nd 2019 4:03PM

    President Trump on Monday welcomed thousands of children to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll, and took advantage of the opportunity to tout his long-promised wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

    “Oh it’s happening, it’s being built now,” Trump told one boy as he colored pictures with a group a children on the South Lawn.

    “This young kid just said keep building the wall, can you believe that?” the president told reporters, adding: “He’s going to be a conservative someday.”

    I like this 😉

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  18. Lucille says:

    Canada: Taxpayer-funded CBC puts jihad murderer Omar Khadr on its Easter Sunday show
    April 22, 2019 4:44 PM By Robert Spencer

    Canadian pundit Spencer Fernando calls this “disgusting,” and it is, but it is no surprise. It has been clear for years which side the establishment media is on. It is not on the side of the people in the nations where it operates. It is not on the side of the victims or foes of jihad terror.

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  19. andyocoregon says:

    Hal Turner post some interesting videos on YouTube

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  20. Sepp says:

    Great Monday in the Orthodox Christian Church

    On Holy and Great Monday, we commemorate the blessed Joseph the All-Comely and the fig tree cursed and withered by the Lord.

    Behold the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night, and blessed is that dervant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he whom He find heedless. Beware, therefore, O my soul, lest thou be borne down with sleep, lest thou be given up to death, and be shut from the Kingdom. But rather rouse thyself and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O our God; by the intercessions of the Bodiless Hosts, have mercy on us.

    Jacob lamented the loss of Joseph, but that noble one was seated in a chariot and honored as a king; for, by not being enslaved by then to the pleasures of the Egyptian woman, he was glorified by Him that beholdeth the hearts of men and that bestoweth an incorruptible crown.

    From the Palm Sunday evening service in anticipation of Monday.

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  21. 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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  22. 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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