Sunday May 19th – 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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188 Responses to Sunday May 19th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a wonderful Sunday, Treepers!

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Spray foam-encased kitten rescued by Oregon garbage worker

    Don’t worry, all turned out ok.

    HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A kitten that was found encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker, authorities said Thursday.

    The man peered inside and saw the kitten hanging from the can upside down by its back legs, he said. Its head and paws were covered in hard, white foam but it managed to meow, van Kleef said.

    The sanitation worker took the kitten to his company offices and he and others used razors to cut off as much foam as they could and then took the animal to a veterinarian.

    “That cat is really lucky and we’re lucky that he actually took the time to check it out,” said van Kleef, who added that the kitten’s abuse is being treated as an animal cruelty case. It’s not clear who covered the kitten in foam; there have been no arrests

    The cleaned up kitten is resting in an animal shelter until he makes a full recovery.

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  3. nimrodman says:

    Don’t know what this means but I stumbled on the photo and found it compelling

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    • nimrodman says:

      … looks like a military mess, judging from the camo uniforms

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      • MIKE says:

        Don’t know about the caption, but I think soda guy is the FNG, the zook is filled with lead sinkers and epoxied at both ends. Military “dog log”. Bit of inititiation hazing, perhaps.

        How you doing, nim?

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        • nimrodman says:

          just browsing the web and landing on interesting photos, Mike, and you?

          thx for the explanation, I’d never have guessed
          that’s funny as $hit

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          • MIKE says:

            Well, thanks. Just returned from a fishin’ trip @ chincoteague island. Much unsalting to do, and a few fish to clean. Feet hurting bad but I made it till six pm and thought I’d read some.
            Been reading your posts as well as others, not commenting too much anymore though.
            Keep on keepin on my friend, all the regs here are the best, wishing our less fortunate writers like PHC and XT42 are doing good.
            God bless us all. Oh, and TRUMP 2020, and beyond!

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  4. nimrodman says:

    What’s that Queen song? “Under Pressure”?

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  9. TreeClimber says:

    Our AC unit looked like this when we moved in. In all the places I’ve lived and stayed, I’ve never dealt with a unit that didn’t have a separate intake vent, so this is completely outside my experience – however, it just doesn’t look right to me. I was hoping some handy/more experienced Treeper could give me some advice/suggestions/expertise. (Yes, the filter is outside the AC unit… that’s how the maintenance tech said to put it. ???)


    • Baby El says:

      I lived in a house with a swamp cooler. The air handler was in the kitchen behind louvered doors, just like yours. There was no filter. Seems odd now Perhaps you could make a small wooden frame to slide the filter in.


    • amwick says:

      Just tell me this is a joke… Obviously a fagazi job…. I would be concerned about other things in this house… some can be very harmful… hope you have a co detector.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        Not a joke. No CO detector. Any suggestions on how to go about fixing it? Your comment has only heightened my concern (and quite frankly, maintenance here is… unmotivated. Our window still doesn’t close all the way from when we moved in and it’s been almost two months.)


    • smiley2 says:

      he was the older brother of Motown legend, David Ruffin , who edged him out as lead tenor… with the soulful, anguished voice… for The Temptations in 1964 b/c of David’s better performance skills…

      My Girl….

      …elevated David Ruffin to lead man with The Temps…

      that song was written by Smoky Robinson specifically for Ruffin.

      big Motown fan here. 😀

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  10. andyocoregon says:

    Our country and Earth in general have become way overpopulated. Our quality of life is being eroded daily. We need to secure our borders and end all immigration, legal and illegal.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Furthermore I’d like to see the treasury department remove the child or dependent tax credits for more than two children per household. That would go a long way towards improving the overpopulation problem in the U.S.

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      • Patrick healy says:

        Andy – are your two posts serious, or are you being sponsored by George Sorearse and the global warming anti Christian cabal?
        Just wondering, as the original Malthusians invented the global warming scam at the Club of Rome event.
        Look it up .

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        • andyocoregon says:

          I have no idea what your comment is about and I’m not going to look up anything of the sort. And yes, I’m quite serious. Our country is overpopulated and it’s getting much worse all the time.
          You can choose to believe as you do, but I will continue to work towards eliminating child tax credits for more than two kids.
          Having said that, I’m off to bed and will check back on this topic in the morning.
          Have a good night.

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          • amwick says:

            I thought I heard something about the birthrate declining… but the issue with the southern invaders, that has to be resolved. I think they should be chipped or tattooed or something so that they cannot ever receive any welfare… Now I know this is magical thinking…. but it just makes me so angry how they come here and get so much stuff that we are paying for…..and they steal SS numbers….

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      • Susan Williams says:

        my five fully employed adult children are paying for your social security. You’re welcome

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        • amwick says:

          I paid into SS, maxed out for 25 years… that is just the way they system works… It does seem to be wonky,,, I have a couple years still before I can be on the receiving end..This may be something VSGPotus fixes… or at least comes up with a plan…

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        • andyocoregon says:

          I’ve paid more than half my property taxes every year to pay for your childrens public school education. You’re welcome.
          Now, don’t take that literally, since you probably don’t live in my state, but I’m just making the point that U.S. society pays for other peoples’ children in many ways. One of those ways is by giving child tax credits to families with children. The more children you have, the more tax credits you receive. And when large families receive many tax credits, everyone’s tax rates go up to make up for them.
          And don’t even get me started on the cost to taxpayers of welfare for broken families and such.

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          • amwick says:

            All the people in apartments,,,, they have kids and don’t pay property tax. It’s always been that way, and always will be that way… *sighs… it is a choice you make when you buy a home in a neighborhood…..
            On the other hand, a good school system helps to maintain your property’s value.. Overall,, it could be a wash… hmmmmm

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            • GB Bari says:

              Amwick, renters most assuredly pay their prorated share (sq ft allocation) of the property tax. It’s part of the rent (unless they have a lease that stipulates the lessee pay it separately).
              No smart landlord is going to eat the fixed operating costs on their tenant properties.

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  11. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Sickness And Sin

    One thing that really concerns this writer about modern life, is how sin is constantly called sickness. A man commits some moral outrage and they say he is sick — they even tell him that.

    I went to see a man some time ago who had fallen into unspeakable immorality and it had caught up with him. For years his sanctimonious life had been a sham; now the mask was torn off and he was in trouble — deep trouble.

    I had been telling him that now his best course was to make a clean confession — to the courts and to God. But someone else had gotten to him first. While he stood by, listening, this man had told his wife: “You must get Jim to see that he’s sick and needs help. I’m not condoning what he has done, but I’m hopeful that if he gets the proper help he can be cured.”

    What a way to evade the sin question! Of course the man was sick — I imagine you and I would be sick too if we lived as he had been living! But let’s get this straight: His sick- ness came from his sin, not his sin from some sickness. He would have been far better off to sob out his heart in contrition before God for his sin than to excuse his conduct on the grounds of illness. Rom. 5:12 says: “By one man sin entered into the world and death by sin,” and Rom. 6:23 says: “The wages of sin is death.”

    The sobering fact is that while there may be differences in the kinds of sins we commit, or in the degrees of our sin, Rom. 3:23 declares that there is no difference in this, that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

    This is why we are so pleased and proud to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God,” how Christ paid the penalty for our sins that we might have a perfect standing before a holy God, “being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!” (II Cor. 9:15).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

    2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

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  12. nwtex says:

    They anticipated this. It’s all a part of their master plan.
    Bunch of jealous men haters and abortion lovers.
    Forget all about the family (which was created by God) it’s not important. It’s all about “me”.

    More Men are Uncomfortable Interacting with Women in Workplaces since #MeToo Movement
    May 17, 2019

    A new study by found 60 percent of male managers said they are uncomfortable interacting with women at work – up 32 percent from 2018. Workplace interactions that men are nervous about include mentoring, socializing and having one-on-one meetings.

    Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In’s founder and Facebook’s chief operating officer, said on “CBS This Morning” on Friday the survey results indicates “we’re in a bad place.”

    “Sixty percent of male managers in the U.S. – 60 percent – are afraid to have a one-on-one meeting with a woman,” Sandberg said, to which Gayle King immediately asked, “How do you get promoted without a one-on-one meeting?”

    Exactly Sandberg’s point. She went on to explain that senior men who were surveyed are also nine times more likely to hesitate to travel with a woman and six times more likely to hesitate to have a work dinner.

    “The problem is that even before this, women – and especially women of color – do not get the same amount of mentoring as men, which means we’re not getting an equal seat at the table, and, you know, it’s not enough to not harass us. You need to not ignore us either,” Sandberg said.

    “If there’s a man out there who doesn’t want to have a work dinner with a woman, my message is simple: Don’t have one with a man.

    And here is the actual CBS video-

    Gayle King —-“If men are doing the right thing and behaving appropriately they don’t have to worry about being accused”
    What! Is she bloody kidding! Surely she knows better she must think her audience is a bunch of empty heads. Some women are driven, vindictive, mean and just plain nuts!

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  13. nimrodman says:

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  14. nimrodman says:

    click to enlarge and maybe click again

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  18. smiley2 says:

    War of Will

    War of Will Wins The Preakness Stakes In Triple Crown Redemption…

    May 18, 2019

    he was the 4th favorite to win yesterday’s race at Pimlico in Baltimore, 7-1 odds.

    many are saying this was “vindication” for the trainer and the jockey over what happened at The KY Derby (explained in the article)..

    this was also the first time in 23 yrs that The Preakness was run without any Derby winner.

    neither Country House nor Maximum Security ran.

    congrats ! to War of Will 😀

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
    Galatians 3:28 (KJV)

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  20. Dora says:

    Odilon Redon‏ – Stained Glass Window (The Mysterious Garden), 1905

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. amwick says:

    Caught this in the twitterverse HT ct42

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  23. Dora says:

    Dandelion Tea is delicious. I drink it all the time.


    Please eat the dandelions: 9 edible garden weeds

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  24. Dora says:

    Not just its students, Harvard is failing the entire country.


    Harvard is failing its students by allowing them to live in a fantasy world

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  25. kyblue says:

    Illinois House Republicans are considering a push to kick Chicago out of the state.

    “(Fox News) Illinois Republicans unhappy at the influence the Democrat-controlled city of Chicago holds over the state are looking at trying to blow the Windy City out of the state altogether — despite the long odds that such a push would face.”

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  26. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    This WW2 Veteran is Turning 100 and she would like a card

    10 May 2019 | By James Barber

    World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid will be celebrating her 100th birthday on May 22 at the Eagle River VFW Post 9785 in Alaska. The post is throwing her a big party, and they’ve asked us to recruit readers to send her a birthday card!

    After graduating from the Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1940, Schwid enlisted in the Army and worked in a military hospital in Tidworth, England. She took care of D-Day patients near the end of the war, at a time when one nurse was assigned to 200 to 300 beds at a time.

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  27. youme says:

    The left continues to destroy the world we have known.

    The AP article is so absurd as to be written by a confused 3 year old.

    The headline isn’t even true. The “man” had done a pregnancy test at home and the ER staff were aware of this from the start. The patient reported “peeing himself” before arriving at the hospital. How long before, the article doesn’t say. Whatever went wrong seems to be due to lack of prenatal care and a delay in getting to the hospital once in labor. I don’t see where this hospital did anything wrong nor even that the patient’s gender confusion caused any confusion.

    The patient deceived medical personnel regarding essential facts of “his” health.

    The patients untreated (because deception) case of eclampsia resulted in death of fetus.

    The patient would be prosecuted in any state with a “fetal life” law. The end.

    (There were no such absurd tragedies when we had asylums to put the crazies in.)

    The headline:

    “Blurred lines: A pregnant man’s tragedy tests gender notions”

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  28. kyblue says:

    Colleges are offering illegal aliens funding and services.
    Taxpayers are footing the bill for invader freebies to the tune of around $130B – last count. Now federally financed colleges are offering more freebies…

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  29. wtd says:

    Today marks 100 years since the start of the 2nd phase of the #GreekGenocide otherwise known as the Kemalist phase. During this phase Greeks throughout Ottoman Turkey (Asia Minor & Eastern Thrace) were persecuted. Today we mourn the loss of our ancestors. http://www.greek-genocide.,net

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  30. Dora says:

    Pardon the language, but this is infuriating!

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  31. Jeff says:

    Something happened in the mid-90’s run of the TV show “Babylon 5” that has stuck with me ever since. It was a B story involving a search for A Single Moment of Perfect Beauty. Ever since then, I’ve had my eye open for Moments like that, and it pleases me to share them with others. In that spirit may I present to you The First Dance of Dagmary and Artura:

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  33. kyblue says:

    Chick fil A defends the company’s stance. Takes the high road.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I’m sick of all the demands by the LGBT etc political groups upon normal people. I think the best way to voice our displeasure with them is to frequently patronize businesses such as Chick fil A that choose to support traditional American family values.

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  34. wtd says:

    Very strange…juxtapose two reports:

    Hamas Thanks UK Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn For His Support

    Has Jeremy Corbyn finally accepted responsibility for his party’s Anti-Semitic ways?

    Has Jeremy Corbyn finally realised that his “friendship” with the likes of proscribed terrorist organisations such as Hamas and Hizballah was wrong?

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  35. kyblue says:

    Doris Day sings Secret Love..

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  36. kyblue says:

    Cal Thomas discusses his friendship with Doris Day.

    Rush Limbaugh’s mother was a friend of Doris Day…


  37. andyocoregon says:

    This is my prayer, too:

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  38. andyocoregon says:

    Technically, yesterday the 18th was the 39th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, about 60 miles as the crow flies from where I live. I remember it as tough it was yesterday. I had recently bought my first brand new car, a 1980 Ford Pinto hatchback, and had to drive all around the greater Portland area for job requirements. All that ash was incredible. In some areas it was six inches deep. It was almost like driving in snow, but that stuff doesn’t melt! It took about a full year before winter rains and wind washed it away.
    I found the best way to prevent the fine mountain ash from ruining my new car’s engine was to wrap the air filter in a couple of wraps of toilet paper. Air could still get through, but not the ash. I had to clean the air filter housing out daily.
    The one good thing that came out of the volcanic eruption was the huge number of trees that washed down the rivers in Washington State. My wife (then GF) and I made many trips up there to cut and haul free firewood home to burn in our woodstove.

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  39. Dora says:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      When will Pope Francis learn to stay the hell out of our politics? IMO it’s high time to begin taxing the Catholic Church’s assets here in the U.S. After all, it’s always been run like a big business. Why should that business receive non-profit status when they make huge profits off all their investments?
      IMO any church that regularly tries to influence politics should lose their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

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  40. Right to reply says:

    Lengthy, but filled with some great information re Spygate and their connections

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  41. JTR says:

    Please go here and say thanks to the Governor of Alabama for signing the anti-abortion bill!

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  42. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the Ascension of the Lord Jesus:

    1. How He first rose in the body, then ascended in the body.

    2. How the souls of the righteous after death first ascend into heaven, while the body awaits the general resurrection, the general transfiguration and the general ascension.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for May 6th on the traditional Orthodox Church Calendar.

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  43. kyblue says:

    Actor Jim Carrey used to be a goofy guy until he became a spooky guy.

    Carrey has done a nasty piece showing the Alabama governor being aborted.

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  44. PHC says:

    A Thank You to those who have have honored me with their invitations via email.
    Like Trump though, I don’t email.

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  45. Sepp says:

    Sunday of the Paralytic

    “On this day, the fourth Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the Paralytic and, as is meet, we celebrate the miracle wrought for him.”

    from the Synaxaria of the Pentecostarion of the Orthodox Church

    Kontakion. Third Tone
    “As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic, O Lord, by Thy divine presence do Thou raise my soul, which is paralysed grievously by all manner of sins and unseemly deeds, that being saved I may cry out: O compassionate Christ, glory be to Thy power.”

    The Holy Gospel reading for the Divine Liturgy is from the Gospel according to Saint John 5: 1 – 15, which is explained by Saint Theophylact at the following link.

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  46. Janie M. says:

    The Cornell Red-Tailed chicks hatched nearly 2 months ago. When you contrast their size to their mom, you can see how rapidly they have grown. The 3 no longer “fit” under mom but that does’t stop them from trying and she does her best to accommodate them.

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