Saturday November 9th – 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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84 Responses to Saturday November 9th – Open Thread

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Small Change and a Free Gift
    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
    Has the cashier at the restaurant or the check-out girl at the supermart been asking you: “Do you have the two cents?” or “You don’t have the change, do you?” If so, it’s because there is a coin shortage all over the U.S. and will be for some time.

    All kinds of coin-using machines have created a shortage of coins for other purposes. Isn’t it strange: a penny is hardly worth picking up these days, and President Eisenhower called our dollars “dollarettes,” yet people seem to be spending more money in small amounts.

    You can make more and more purchases with coins these days. Some people say that you can buy anything with money, but they’re wrong — very wrong.

    The things we need most cannot be bought with any amount of money. The air we breathe, the water we drink (we pay only for the service), love of family and friends. These things can’t be bought. And the most precious treasure of all: salvation, eternal life, can’t be bought at any price.

    God doesn’t want our money. He calls it “filthy lucre.” He’s not going into business, selling houses and lots in heaven, much less will He pervert justice and pronounce us innocent for a consideration. But He does pity and love us and He can and will give us eternal life if we trust in the merits of the One who died to pay the penalty for our sins.

    “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).

    “For by grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).

    Our Lord said to the Samaritan woman:

    “If thou knewest the gift of God… thou wouldest have asked…” (John 4:10).

    Have you asked?

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers! Good momma kitty rescues and feeds abandoned kittens.

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. Pointman says:

    A rather deft reply to the usual Hollywood ditz.


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    • covfefe999 says:

      Well, it’s from a guy with twitter name “Sean Spicier”. Not the real Sean Spicer. So too bad. But his twitter account is pretty funny. 🙂

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    • Jim in TN says:

      What a fail at moralizing.

      Mass murderer! Think of all the victims! And she sympathizes with the murderer.
      His death, and how he died was his own choice.
      His last four victims were his own children (3 dead) and a dog (wounded). Where is her sympathy for those he made suffer that horrible death?
      Just what was he planning to do with all those suicide vests that he and his “wives” used? How many more innocent victims was he going to force to suffer and die horribly?

      And what is her expertise on this matter? Playing a role in a bad movie? When did she experience warfare? If that is the entry bar to be allowed in the discussion, she just disqualified herself.

      If those vests were used as intended, could you imagine the fear and misery of always running and hiding and making sure that the first thing you grab in your flight is a bomb to use in killing yourself? Glad to say, that the rest of his intended victims missed out on the miserable death he hoped to inflict.

      Does Hollywood have some sort of moral idiocy requirement?

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      • mac says:

        I guess she doesn’t have much sympathy for poor beaten, raped, abused and murdered Kayla Mueller, right? Only sympathy for the man who did those things to her.

        I wish Al-Bagdadi had had the opportunity to provide Ms. Curtis with a bit of his “attention.” She might have learned something from the experience…had she survived it.

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      • Rudy says:

        All that, AND she criticizes the man who passed on a revenge strike in retaliation for shooting down a drone because of possible civilian casualties?
        She should try to learn from President Trump instead of using lies and specious ‘morality’ to try to tear him down.
        You may be a grandma, Jamie, but you got a hell of a lot to learn!

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  6. Lucille says:

    Happy Caturday…

    Street Artist in Pisa, Italy

    Have a beautiful day!

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  7. Lucille says:

    Travel Deal Tuesday Is Like Black Friday for Flights
    by Katherine Lagrave and Meredith Carey – November 5, 2019
    And you thought Cyber Monday had all the deals.

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  8. Dora says:

    Happy Caturday

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”
    Hebrews 6:10 (KJV)

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  10. Dora says:

    An Historic Evening

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  12. Dora says:

    Exposing The “Keys” to Disney’s Operations and Agenda

    “if the world only had the eyes to see the fibers which lay under the surface of Walt Disney’s image, they’d tar and feather him, and drag him through the streets. If only they knew what Disney’s primary goal is.”

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  13. dogsmaw says:

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – List of deals for veterans on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
    Most also include active military.
    Some may require military ID.
    If your business would like to be added to the list, email

    Buffalo Wild Wings – Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

    Chili’s Grill & Bar – Free entree from list of seven menu items: Chicken Crispers, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, Cajun Chicken Pasta.

    Cicis – Free adult buffet for veterans. Must show military ID and this coupon.

    Cracker Barrel – Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte.

    Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. Dine-in only.

    Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut Monday.

    Golden Nugget – Coffee and donuts at front casino entrance from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

    IHOP – Free red, white and blueberry pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

    Little Caesars – Free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.

    Logan’s Roadhouse – Free meal from a special menu from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.

    O’Charley’s – Free entree from list of five menu items: O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Chopped Steak, Peach Chutney Chicken, Low Country Shrimp, and House-Made Chicken Pot Pie. $3 domestic 14-ounce draft.

    Olive Garden – Free entree from list of six menu items: Unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks; Cheese Ravioli; Spaghetti with Meatballs; Lasagna Classico; Chicken Parmigiana; and Chicken Picatta.

    Outback Steakhouse – 20 percent discount through Monday for military members, police officers, firefighters, and first responders.

    Shoney’s – Free breakfast from the fresh food bar from open to 11 a.m. Monday.

    Starbucks – Veterans, active service members and their spouses receive a free cup of coffee Monday.

    Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch from special menu 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      VA – VA won’t damage vets as badly as they do on non-holidays…then again they won’t be open, but it’s better than nothing.


      • mac says:

        For those who don’t know, President Trump on Friday awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, posthumously, to Col. Rick Rescorla. Col. Rescorla, who was the security officer for Morgan Stanley in the Twin Towers, got all but 13 of his 2,700 charges out of the WTC after it was struck. He died going back in to rescue more people.

        Col. Rescorla was not only a hero that day, he was renowned for his performance as a platoon leader in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. His heroism was described at length in “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young” by Col. Hal Moore and Joe Galloway. His story should be an inspiration to any true American and such an award was long overdue. That said, I am very grateful that THIS President was the one to award this medal to his family. I think Col. Rescorla would have respected this President. I know he would NOT have had much use for the previous one.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m very familiar with COL Rescorla, I’ve posted on him a number of times here thru the years.

          I strongly suspect that he, as did a number of us working the Mideast in the 80s/90s, got a real strong itch after the Bojinka plot broke.

          Ramzi Yousef was a principal plotter in the 1993 WTC attack and after he escaped ended up in the Philippines with his uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who was the architect of 911. Their screwup in the Philippines exposed the Bojinka plot exposed both of their plans to use populated airplanes as cruise missiles to attack major US buildings.

          Now when Yousef screwed up the 1st attack he’d said ‘I’ll be back’, it was clear that his team wasn’t done with the WTC. When he and his uncle were connected to the plot a lot of military and civilian analysts had ‘Oh Sh*t!’ moments but any attack on the US is handled by the FBI and they were…less than efficient…in their first bungled attempt to prevent WTC 1.0. OK, they went 2 for 2 with WTC 2.0 but they’re getting better.

          I’m sure Rescorla must have suspected a Bojinka style attack, he did believe that the Moslems weren’t done trying to bring them down though, that’s why he drilled his charges.

          Rescorla, as were all of those killed in the attack, were victims of a bloated and inefficient protective system hobbled by internal and external politics. We’re supposed to be in a muuuuuch better place now – why DHS and the FBI have saved us from hundreds of terrorist attacks, they tell us. They can’t be any more specific than that, sources and methods you know, but we’re muuuuuch safer now.

          There are other Rescorlas out there who’ll protect their flockls just as there are Schumers and Pelosis who’ll excuse the next attack. RIP, Colonel.


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  15. just stevie says:


    “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ…” Col. i. 24

    The Christian worker has to be a sacramental “go-between,” to be so identified with his Lord and the reality of His Redemption that He can continually bring His creating life through him. It is not the strength of one man’s personality being superimposed on another, but the real presence of Christ coming through the elements of the worker’s life. When we preach the historic facts of the life and death of Our Lord as they are conveyed in the New Testament, our words are made sacramental, God uses them on the ground of His Redemption to create in those who listen that which is not created otherwise. If we preach the effects of Redemption in human life instead of the revelation regarding Jesus, the result in those who listen is not new birth, but refined spiritual culture, and the Spirit of God cannot witness to it because such preaching is in another domain. We have to see that we are in such living sympathy with God that as we proclaim His truth He can create in souls the things which He alone can do.

    What a wonderful personality! What a fascinating man! Such marvelous insight! What chance has the Gospel of God through all that? It cannot get through, because the line of attraction is always the line of appeal. If a man attracts by his personality, his appeal is along that line; if he is identified with his Lord’s personality, then the appeal is along the line of what Jesus Christ can do. The danger is to glory in men; Jesus says we are to life HIM up.

    Oswald Chambers
    November 9th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Isaiah 53:2 Jesus Had ” no beauty that we would desire him” always struck me as strange, being as how every depiction of him in heaven says he is, and angels. I suspect to turn us away from the vessel that may distract? Or the message that he brought was offensive?
      Remember the Jews were ‘religious’ and Jesus was the end to all religious worship.Now we were sons and daughters and a relationship was expect as the kingdom was restored to us believers. Praise God, all is ours as was given to Jesus. Once it was “do not look on God” now ” look to Jesus” Fallen world vs. restored kingdom, as in heaven.

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    • lolli says:

      Just Stevie
      Thank for your posts. I have been enjoying them.

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  16. lolli says:

    Happy caturday.

    Hey Treepers, if you haven’t seen this video of a substitute in Kyle, Tx, beating on a student, watch and let me know what you think.
    I don’t think the sub will get off on this one.

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    • Pale rider says:

      Fun fact! Did you know when you beat or hit animals they see it as weakness?? Anger!
      If you think about it we do too.


      • lolli says:

        So true Pale Rider.
        Along the same line as not allowing others actions control your reaction, or you are empowering them.
        Great post up above, also.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      That teacher is a woman?? She looks more like a linebacker on a football team. I expected to see her hit a kid once or twice. That was a beatdown. And, when the kid was on the floor she stomped on his head or hand. She needs to be in jail.


  17. Dora says:

    Quite a tough kitty, isn’t he?

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  18. Jeff says:

    Some thoughts from The Border.
    Earlier this week, I spent a few days in one of my favorite places in Texas, The Big Bend area. Find El Paso on a map, follow the Rio Grande southwards until you reach the, um, Big Bend in the river. It’s all wilderness down there. I tell people the scenery down there looks like one of those old Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns.
    There’s one road in particular, FM 170 from Terlingua over to Presidio. Widely acknowledged as one of the most scenic drives in Texas, it follows the Rio Grande for 80 miles as it winds its way through the valleys and the mountains. Sometimes the Rio Grande River is mere feet from the car window, I’m looking at Mexico right there. As I said, it’s all wilderness out there. No fence, no wall, no border. No cops, no BP, no people at all. And of course, no cell service. People, I’m telling you, this place is remote!
    As I was driving, I kept flashing on a mental image of a cartel gang standing in the middle of the road, armed with automatic weapons. It would be easy enough to do. Walk a few feet, get your shoes wet splashing through this little puddle of a river, and you’re in.
    The same holds true inside the National Park itself. The border is completely open and accessible to anyone with feet. Both directions, I might add, but then again….
    Now, I’ve personally experienced only this small section of the border, perhaps 100 miles in all, so I am in no way claiming that this is the status of the entire border. But it IS the status in the places I’ve directly seen with my own eyes.
    It’s certainly going to be a challenge for the patriots at WBTW to secure this area of the border. It’s not just dry land upon which a wall can be built. There are water rights issues involved here; the entire region is dependent upon those waters, people from both sides of the border.
    I’m just riffing here, I don’t have any ideas. This is more anecdotal than anything else. But the point I’m trying to make is that this section of the border, at least, is totally open and unguarded.


  19. czarowniczy says:

    For the 3rd time in the last 5 days I’ve seen the medical section on the local news touting a ‘new breakthrough drug that can control ADHD for 24 hours’ in children. It’s new and just out of pharma-controlled FDA trials so it doesn’t have a whole lotta use behind it but LOOK OVER THERE! A BRIGHT AND SHINY DRUG ON A STRING?

    Let’s see what unholy terror the PDUFA-bound Congress/pharma has released on our children. Therapy? THERAPY!? We dun neeeed no steeeenkin’ therapy, we have drogas!

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  20. Sepp says:

    The Berlin Wall

    November 9, 1989

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  21. citizen817 says:

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  23. navysquid says:

    With today being the 30 year anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, there is an excellent historical fiction book series out called Berlin Butterfly if any of you readers would like to check it out.


  24. Lucille says:

    Happy 244th Birthday tomorrow, Marines…

    Bob Parsons’ Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Salute 2019

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  25. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Voter irregularities in Kentucky puts the recent Governor’s race results in question.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      There was a book with a title something like “They Can’t Cheat if it’s Not Close,” stupid title. Democrats always cheat! And they go into overdrive cheating when it is close. And they are always ready to do so.

      There are always close races. Which ones are close varies. When an election favors Republicans nationally, cheating helps the loss not he as bad. When an election favors Democrats nationally, cheating helps the win be bigger. And when the election is even nationally, cheating gives them control. Same practices in state elections. Democrats always cheat.

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  26. Beverly says:

    Are there any Episcopalians in New York City who long for a church that’s still preaches the Bible? Come to St. Alban’s in Manhattan. We stick to Jesus, not left-wing nonsense.

    We have a great preacher and he laughingly says this is our church the way it was in 1950. Really good sermons, and good adult Sunday School. I will be putting it out there regular lay in our open threads.

    God bless!


    • Beverly says:

      PS: we have several refugees from Episcopal parishes whose ministers have lost their way if you know what I mean.

      and if you know of anyone in New York City who is seeking a faithful congregation, do let them know.


  27. 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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  28. 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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