Wednesday May 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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190 Responses to Wednesday May 22nd – Open Thread

  1. dogsmaw says:

    penumbra noun

    pen·​um·​bra | \ pə-ˈnəm-brə \
    plural penumbrae\ pə-​ˈnəm-​(ˌ)brē , -​ˌbrī \ or penumbras

    Definition of penumbra
    a : a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light
    b : a shaded region surrounding the dark central portion of a sunspot

    2 : a surrounding or adjoining region in which something exists in a lesser degree : FRINGE
    the seventeenth century lay in the penumbra of the middle ages
    — Edward Eggleston

    3 : a body of rights held to be guaranteed by implication in a civil constitution
    the penumbra of the Bill of Rights

    4 : something that covers, surrounds, or obscures : SHROUD
    a penumbra of secrecy
    a penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation
    — James Atlas

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  2. Dora says:

    There are a lot of people involved in this cover up. Not only the priests, but the police officers. Yikes!



    BUFFALO, N.Y. ( – Retired police officers from Buffalo, New York are confirming they were given marching orders not to arrest Catholic priests after evidence of sexual misconduct, but instead hand them over to the diocese — special treatment they offered to Catholic priests and no one else.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:


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    • Mandy says:

      I believe that the Fatima ‘secret’ prophecy – the one the RCC leaders have NEVER revealed – was the Theotokos’ warning to the RCC leadership that this would happen and would destroy the RCC unless they took immediate action.

      I realize that the problem is NOT new – I’ve seen records from the 1200s where the RCC clergy was discussing the problem they were having with homosexual/pedophile priests even then…

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

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  4. Mandy says:


    “Russia’s $30 Million Missile Corvettes Have Four Times the Weapons Range of US $2 Billion Destroyers and Cruisers

    Yes they’re glorified river boats. They still outrange US ships ten times their weight 660 kilometers to 130” …

    “Not only are they small, they are cheap. The newest class, Karakurt, sets back the Russian budget 2 billion rubles or just over $30 million at the exchange rates.

    These sound like puny vessels, except here is the thing: they can hit an enemy surface ship from four times the distance a US destroyer (Arleigh-Burke) or cruiser (Ticonderoga) can.

    Four different classes of corvettes are being built. Buyan-M-class of which 15 are planned and 10 are already serving. Steregushchiy-class of which 24 are planned and 6 are serving. Karakurt-class of which 18 are planned and one is already serving. And Gremyashchiy-class of which 4 are planned and 1 is already serving.” …

    “Not bad for vessels light enough that they can be switched out between the Baltic, Black and Caspian fleets as need arises by navigating Russia’s network of rivers and canals.”

    more at link:

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

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  7. Mandy says:

    Yikes! Scary stuff….

    “2 people dead, 3 hospitalized after wreck near sinkhole at I-265 in Indiana

    Two people are dead following a crash near a sinkhole that opened up early Wednesday morning on Interstate 265, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls.

    Three others were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with what Huls believes are “non-life-threatening injuries.”

    The sinkhole was discovered early Wednesday morning and traffic was diverted around it as all lanes of I-265 East between Charlestown Road and Interstate 65 in Floyd County were closed.”

    more at link:

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  8. Dora says:

    The Church of mass-immigration now also promotes mass-excommunication.

    The most recent example is Mazara del Vallo Bishop Domenico Mogavero, Italy. He sweepingly condemned the many supporters of the popular Italian deputy prime-minister Matteo Salvini,

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    • nwtex says:

      Well, I cried. Thanks for sharing dbethd 🙂 I want more tho, at least another 5 min 😉

      That was such a beautiful thing for the son to do. He’s one special guy for sure. I seemed to see some uneasiness in his face as the moment was drawing close….prob just nerves as this was going to be a BIG moment in their lives.
      When the dad got up and hugged his son it felt, to me, that a long foggy journey had finally come to an end and warm sunshine appeared. And now father and son could continue life’s journey “belonging” to one another. thx again dbethd ❤

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    • nwtex says:

      Did you read the poem?

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      • dbethd says:

        No. Where did you see that at?

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        • nwtex says:

          Oh, no, girl. It’s a must. View the vid at the utube link and click the “show more” beneath the description by—

          Angela Hasty Wilson
          Published on Jun 19, 2017

          This is how it begins—>

          The frame contains a picture of the two of them with a poem that says Some people would say you’re not my real Dad but we know this isn’t true .. For you’ve been a Real Dad to me in all the things we’ve been through.

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  9. Mandy says:

    Be aware of this:

    “Two Groups That Helped Dems Win Back the House Are Joining Forces for 2020

    Swing Left and Flippable say their merger will give volunteers and donors a one-stop shop for all the upcoming races in 2020, not just the presidential.

    Swing Left, which had been primarily committed in the last cycle to helping Democrats take back a majority in the House of Representatives, will bring Flippable, an outfit devoted to turning state legislatures blue, under its umbrella. The merged entity will continue to go by Swing Left.

    The goal of the merger is to create a unified strategy and better equip volunteers and donors to help in the upcoming presidential race as well as down-ballot contests. Combined, the organizations raised some $13 million in 2018 in addition to having a community of more than a million of those volunteers and donors.”

    more at link:

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  10. Sentient says:

    Am I the only one surprised that Gordon Lightfoot is the new mayor of Chicago?

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  11. youme says:

    Wild Pursuit of RV Through San Fernando Valley Ends With Crash; Driver in Custody

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  12. Sentient says:

    More damn lies from the Deep State warmongers.
    State Department is Pompeo’s purview. Stop the crap.

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  13. duchess01 says:

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
    Secular Liberalism – The Democratic Lawless Ideology

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  14. Dora says:

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    • Lucille says:

      Why is this not desecration of a corpse? We’ve got military heroes in prison for peeing on dead Taliban which to the brass seems to be desecration. And composting of humans is an OK thing??

      Inslee is around the bend…his supporters, too. Every child in that room is the victim of leftie child abuse.

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      • Dave says:

        Lucille, nothing shocks me anymore! Every day, the inmates gain more control of the asylum! Congress, except for a few great members, seems to outdo the previous day’s insanity! Science fiction is slowly replacing reality. What’s next? Soylent Green? Yep, still another way to dispose of the dead…as food! Yuck!

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  15. BigMamaTEA says:

    Finally….we have Confirmation Votes in the senate……

    Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah
    Vote: Y – 51 – N- 47 – NV -Tillis (R-NC) Harris (D-CA)(same NV throughout)

    Stephen R. Clark, Sr., of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
    Vote: Y – 53 – N-43

    Carl J. Nichols, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
    Vote: Y – 55 – N- 43

    Kenneth D. Bell, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.
    Vote: Y- 55 – N – 43

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  16. Lucille says:

    Why Do They Always Look Like This?
    Paul Joseph Watson

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  17. BigMamaTEA says:

    senate tee-vee adjourned until 9:30amEDT tomorrow (Thursday)

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  18. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the descent of God the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles:

    1. How all the people were amazed and wondered, hearing the Apostles speak in divers tongues.

    2. How some mocked them, saying: “They are drunk with wine.”

    From “The Prologue from.Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for April 9th.

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  19. Sepp says:

    Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost

    “On the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, we commemorate the words of our Lord Jesus Christ concerning the provenance of His teaching and His Divine origin, whereby He proved that He was the Messiah, and the Mediator and Reconciler of us and the eternal Father.”

    from the Synaxaria of the Pentecostarion

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    • Sepp says:

      Dismissal Hymn
      “At Mid-feast give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of piety; for Thou, O Saviour, didst cry out to all: Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Wherefore, O Well-spring of life, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.”

      “In the Judaic Mid-feast, Thou didst say to those present, O Christ God, Master and Creator of all: Come ye, and receive the water of immortality. Wherefore, we fall down before Thee, crying out in faith and saying: Grant us Thy mercy and compassion; for Thou art the Well-spring of our life.”

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  20. Lucille says:

    “Horrible New York Times Op-Ed Says ‘Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives’.”
    By Micaiah Bilger – May 22, 2019 | 9:52AM WASHINGTON, DC

    The New York Times published an op-ed from one of America’s most notorious late-term abortionists this week…

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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. andyocoregon says:

    In case anyone is tempted to watch the “live audience” remake of All In The Family” tonight on ABC, I would advise against it. ABC News tonight said it will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, one of the unfunny late night show non-comedians.

    Woody Harrelson will play Archie Bunker
    Jamie Foxx will play George Jefferson
    Marisa Tomei will play Edith Bunker
    Wanda Sykes will play Louise Jefferson

    IMO, just the fact it’s a Jimmy Kimmel production will keep me from watching it.

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  24. jx says:

    Excellent video by Peter Schweizer

    “3 Things About Joe Biden”

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