Tuesday September 24th – 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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78 Responses to Tuesday September 24th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Christ’s Death For Us

    Three times in Chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Romans we read that Christ died for us.

    Ver. 6: “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” Ver. 8: “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Ver. 10: ” …when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son….”

    Thus, in our helplessness, in our sinfulness, even in our willfulness, Christ loved us and gave His life to save us. But why does the Apostle say that Christ died for us “when we were yet without strength,” “while we were yet sinners” and “when we were enemies”? Did not Christ die for us before any of us were even born? Yes, but here the Apostle writes historically of the whole human race. The rest of the chapter bears this out.

    In Verse 12 he refers to Adam, the “one man” by whom sin and death entered into the world. This rendered man truly helpless. In Verse 20 he refers to Moses, by whom “the law entered, that the offence might abound.” Thus by the law men were condemned as sinners. Finally, in Verses 20, 21, he refers to Christ, “[who] died for all” (II Cor. 5:14,15), that helpless sinners might be saved, yea that even God’s enemies might be reconciled to Him by grace, through faith. By Adam we have the entrance of sin, by Moses the condemnation of sin and by Christ the forgiveness of sins.

    Only gradually was the importance of Christ’s death for mankind revealed, but now we know that the saints of all ages have been saved on the basis of our Lord’s vicarious death alone. No one else could have paid a debt so great. Thus, in our helplessness, in our sinfulness, yes, thank God, in our willfulness, the Lord Jesus Christ died to save us.

    “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


    Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

    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:
    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
    15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

    Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

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  5. Lucille says:


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  6. Lucille says:

    Perhaps the first person to record AUTUMN LEAVES (1948 “Les feuilles mortes” – which translates to “Dead Leaves” not as romantic, of course LOL! “Autumn Leaves” would be “Feuilles d’automne”): chanteuse Cora Vaucaire

    or Jacques Douai en 1948 “Les Feuilles mortes” which can also be found on YouTube.

    “Autumn Leaves”: Artie Shaw (October 5, 1950 on Decca is the first jazz recording.)

    In the comment section: “I got the Shaw bug when I was kid learning the trumpet. An immediate recognition of genius, pure and simple. Later, I listened to him talk about life, people and commercialism, read his books, and have always been of the belief that he was the most intelligent of men, head and shoulders above the herd (Herman excepted). A very great musician.”

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Sigh . . . It was just every so slightly cool this mornin’ . . . 🙂


      • Lucille says:

        Cool as cool can be, Garrison…

        If you’d like to be blown away, listen to 30 minutes of…
        Artie Shaw at the Café Rouge (1939) (Stereo)

        Vocals by Helen Forrest and Tony Pastor.
        NBC Radio Broadcast. Date: October 20, 1939.

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          I sometimes I was born in the wrong decade. 🙂

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          • steve says:

            you were. sorry about that. this was my parents music, but i have always loved it. way before drugs, killing cops, mistreatment of women, and a generally hateful atmosphere. all they had to worry about was a real war, with a real conclusion. sort of.


  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Well now, this guy’s got serious chops! Some seriously good pinkin’ goin’ on here . . .

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    • Lucille says:

      Fabulous! Thanks, Garrison. Love Scott Joplin’s music. This young man obviously does, too. He was having a great time!

      Director George Roy Hill chose to use Scott Joplin’s music in THE STING and it was a tremendous hit, causing a revival of Joplin’s work. I was working at Universal when it was released. When the film won Best Picture for 1973 at the Academy Awards, the studio gave an immense back lot party for everyone from the janitors to the Chairman of the Board. It was incredible fun.

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  9. rayvandune says:

    Why is there no significant MSM coverage of the visit of the Ukrainian President upcoming in just a few days? What possesses the MSM to embargo such a relevant fact pertaining to the controversy about the notorious phone conversation between the two Presidents? Is it because it would tend to make people take a wait and see attitude, instead of rushing to judgement?

    Is the MSM planning to attempt to hide the visit itself?! What the hell is going on?


  10. rayvandune says:

    Why is there no significant MSM coverage of the visit of the Ukrainian President upcoming in just a few days? What possesses the MSM to embargo such a relevant fact pertaining to the controversy about the notorious phone conversation between the two Presidents? Is it because it would tend to make people take a wait and see attitude, instead of rushing to judgement?

    Is the MSM planning to attempt to hide the visit itself?! What the hell is going on?


  11. citizen817 says:

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    • Bob says:

      God bless this poor child….the Left has tortured her into submission.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Her speech pissed me off for a variety of reasons. One, that she is being used. Two, that when I wasn’t much older than her, the story was that we were going to all be annialated by a nuclear bomb or when the planet froze completely in the next few years. Arrogant little snip. 😡

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  13. citizen817 says:

    Many commenters: Looks like a 2nd grade classroom.


  14. Garrison Hall says:

    The one thing gun-controlers always argue against is the obvious desirability of having armed citizens present when spree killers begin shooting people. Spree-killers of all kinds always choose what they think will be vulnerable targets; places where they can create the most mayhem and murder. For a long time now I’ve been watching a slow demographic change which began with Sandy Hook. More and more Americans quietly arm themselves so that slowly but surely good guys with guns are on hand to fight back when a spree killer appears. This is a truth gun-controllers don’t want to hear about . . .

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  15. curator55 says:

    Best quote of the week: “Before MeToo there was me.” Judge Jeanine Pirro.

    Her intrepid and impressive career as prosecutor and Judge back up her claim

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Not a fan of Judge Jeanine. She claims to be pro second amendment, but she talks a bunch of nonsense on the subject. Does anyone really think that criminals are going to obey the law? The good judge seems to think that more laws are needed for gun owners.


  16. citizen817 says:

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  17. nwtex says:

    😶 😬 😜

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  18. David says:

    Candid Camera from Israel. Prepare to laugh.
    If I remember right this must have been from the 70s.

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  19. nwtex says:

    [UPDATE FROM LEVIN] – Mark Levin masterfully explains how media is trying to inoculate Biden and his Ukraine scandal with attack on Trump
    Sep. 23, 2019

    -text omitted- NWTEX

    Podcast from his show—->
    “If you are in a super big hurry, then skip to 15:55 where Levin summarizes this, explaining how the Democrat media is trying to inoculate Biden from this huge collusion scandal by turning it into a Trump scandal”



    • Bob says:

      It’s also obvious that the media and the Left are trying to get US into another shooting war….just in time for the elections…..don’t they understand that we know how they us their bag of dirty tricks.


  20. nwtex says:

    My fav guy. ❤

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  21. Dora says:

    John Atkinson Grimshaw – An Autumn Idyll, 1885

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  22. David says:

    Hi Friends. I am posting here a short video of a famous Israeli comedian by the name Yatzpan.
    He is imitating languages, the first one is American and is the least funny one so wait a minute and see the other languages. Enjoy

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  23. nwtex says:

    It’s been too long since he’s dropped by.

    “Melbin tonight” 😎 👍 ✈️

    “Thank you Melbin!” We had a blast!–

    WSB, Ad rem lookie —>
    Yippie! Tour dates-

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. wtd says:

    Europe’s Anti-Immigrant Leaders Have a Secret
    Hungary, Poland, and Serbia are among countries quietly importing workers to cope with a labor crisis.



  28. just stevie says:


    “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there thou rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Matthew v. 23, 24

    It is easy to imagine that we will get to a place where we are complete and ready, but preparation is not suddenly accomplished, it is a process steadily maintained. It is dangerous to get into a settled state of experience. It is preparation and preparation.

    The sense of sacrifice appeals readily to a young Christian. Humanly speaking, the one thing that attracts to Jesus Christ is our sense of the heroic, and the scrutiny of Our Lord’s words suddenly brings this tide of enthusiasm to the test. “First be reconciled to thy brother.” The “go” of preparation is to let the word of God scrutinize. The sense of heroic sacrifice is not good enough. The thing the Holy Spirit is detecting in you is the disposition that will never work in His service. No one but God can detect that disposition in you. Have you anything to hide from God? If you have, then let God search you with His light. If there is sin, confess it, not admit it. Are you willing to obey your Lord and Master whatever the humiliation to your right to yourself may be?

    Never discard a conviction. If it is important enough for the Spirit of God to have brought it to your mind, it is that thing He is detecting. You were looking for a great thing to give up. God is telling you of some tiny thing; but at the back of it there lies the central citadel of obstinacy: I will not give up my right to myself – the thing God intends you to give up if ever you are going to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 24th Devotional

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  29. Wasn’t sure where to put this, but hopefully will get some feedback. I am wondering what you all think of the trial against the female police officer who killed her black neighbor in his apartment.

    In my opinion, this is a dreadful tragedy, and perhaps there should be some repercussions, such as a reckless homicide charge. But when that was the first thing they came up with, the backlash was such that they were pressured into increasing the charge to murder. Apparently, the jury will be allowed to convict her on manslaughter, murder or anything else they choose, which I really don’t get but…my fear is that the media hysteria over this being white cop/black victim is going to have dire consequences for her.

    I have seen ZERO evidence of this being a racially motivated event. I see it for exactly what it is, in my opinion. Tired, probably flighty woman, comes home to her relatively new apartment complex, parks on wrong floor, it’s late, it’s dark and she thinks someone is in her apartment. The only question to me is whether or not her actions would have been justified given what her belief was to start with.

    My heart truly breaks for this young man and his family for such a senseless death. He was literally in his own home and was killed by a cop for no reason. Tragic for sure. But just such a strange sequence of events. I am sure this woman feels horrible, and you can hear in the transcript of the 911 call how horrible she felt when she realized what she had done. It’s a tough case for sure, and while I feel there needs to be some sort of punishment, I am afraid this poor girl is going to be sold up the river for what is obviously a horrible mistake.




    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have heard this story. But, I do not really understand it. I cannot understand how she thought she was in her own apt. One detail I hadn’t heard before was that the man had a red mat in front of his door. She did not. How could she miss that? I don’t want to see a racial lynching here, but it seems she should have some punishment.


  30. Pale rider says:

    We may have a president and a congress of our liking but still lose this war.


  31. MicD says:

    Re: N687MA
    FTA: “The commander of the Pacific fleet USCG asked the matter to be referred to the FBI but the FBI denied having any FILE HEADING that included either Fuddy’s name or the N687MA. Poof. Just disappeared from all record, in James Comey’s FBI.”



  32. Bendix says:

    What to make of these tragic and strange events?
    Investigators probing suicides aboard USS George H.W. Bush

    “Federal agents are now probing the recent spate of suicides committed by sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush — including a fourth case in July, according to a report.”


  33. jx says:

    Race baiter Gillum charges voter suppression because website offline for a few hours Sunday morning.



  34. 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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  35. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on Solomon’s terrible turning away from God, and on God’s punishment (I Kings 11):

    1. How, in old age, Solomon took many wives, apostasized from God and began to serve idols.

    2. How Solomon apostasized from God, although God had twice appeared to him, and although he had been endowed with both wisdom and great glory.

    3. How the greatest man can fall if he does not watch over himself with the fear of God.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – September 11th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  36. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. 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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  37. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    So, Macau is concerned about patriotic education. Read Winnie and you can’t go wrong. Pass the pledge pin.

    And one country, two systems? So long as the money doesn’t dry up.


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