Monday December 16th – 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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96 Responses to Monday December 16th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    Countdown to

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Light Out Of Darkness

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us” (II Cor. 4:6,7).

    Any instructed Christian reading this passage from the pen of the Apostle Paul naturally goes back in his mind to the time when God first said: “Let there be light,” and dispelled the darkness of the primeval world.

    He might also recall the incident related in the book of Judges, when Gideon’s army went to battle against the Midianites, each man with a sword in one hand, and a lamp hidden within a pitcher in the other. At Gideon’s command the soldiers broke the earthen vessels and the lights shone out to strike terror into the hearts of the enemy, who could not account for the crash and the blaze of light at this midnight hour.

    For every believer God has caused light, wonderful light, to shine out of the darkness and fill the heart, just as once He said to the dark and chaotic earth: “Let there be light — and there was light.”

    But we believers have come into “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God” by coming to know Christ. Our Lord rightly said: “No man cometh unto the Father but by Me” (John 14:6). God is unknown and unknowable apart from Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh. It was He who lived a perfect life and then died a sinner’s death in order to bring us into relationship and fellowship with God.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/light-out-of-darkness/

    2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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  7. sunnydaze says:

    Does anyone know why this “message” is appearing all over twitter lately? On some threads, it feels like half the replies are blocked.

    Why the heck would all these people suddenly not want their replies to be seen? Never saw this before a few weeks ago, and now it’s everywhere . (I don’t have a twitter account, I just read it). Thanks for any insight >>>>>

    “This account owner limits who can view their Tweets. %{learnmore}”

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  8. Lucille says:

    HAPPY FINAL BENCH MONDAY OF AUTUMN 2019

    God bless!

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  9. dogsmaw says:

    Straight from the ‘How Dare You’ campaign

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  10. Lucille says:

    Pietro Mascagni – “Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo”
    Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Myung-Whun Chung
    Setting: Teatro Antico, Taormina, G7 Opening Concert-2017

    Watch all the way to the end for a little treat…

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    • GB Bari says:

      ^^^^^ EXCELLENT ^^^^^

      The linked article is is a very direct and strongly written essay that should be read and considered by Treepers and all those who are disgusted by and oppose what the DemonRATs have done over the past decade.

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  11. dogsmaw says:

    welp lets look in on a comment worth noting 😛

    No one looks at the massive acreage consumed by these solar facilities.
    The Beacon facility in the picture is 2,500 acres, about 4 square miles, to produce 250 Megawatts. That is about 0.1 MW per acre, during the day I presume.
    My house uses about 1 MWh per month. It looks like 20 acres should cover my needs, assuming the sun shines 1/2 the time.
    In the picture above, I see nothing but dirt in the enclosed areas. The fragile desert pavement and flora have been replaced with a facility likely to produce a lot of blowing dust with those watts.
    The fauna have been kicked out too! The desert tortoise is over rated and about extinct anyhow.

    O btw…

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  12. Patrick Healy says:

    Dogsmaw,
    Greetings to you.
    As usual you post items of interest to normal humans.
    I, like probably millions of realists, am eagerly awaiting the first country/state to commit economic suicide.
    It would delight most of us to see the Marxist republic of California to so do. So their target is 2020?
    Or did I read that incorrectly?
    It should win President Trump a landslide victory in that madhouse if their plans are serious.
    We could do with a few degrees of global warming here in Scotland as I wrap up for a game of golf.

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  13. Dora says:

    Vincent van Gogh – Still Life with Bible, 1885

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. just stevie says:

    WRESTLING BEFORE GOD

    “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God…praying always…” Eph. vi. 13, 18

    You have to wrestle AGAINST the things that prevent you from getting to God, and you wrestle in prayer FOR other souls; but never say that you wrestle WITH God in prayer, it is scripturally untrue. If you do wrestle with God, you will be crippled all the rest of your life. If, when God comes in some way you do not want, you take hold of Him as Jacob did and wrestle with Him, you compel Him to put you out of joint. Don’t be a hirpler in God’s ways, but be one who wrestles before God with things, becoming more than conqueror through Him. Wrestling before God tells in His Kingdom. If you ask me to pray for you and I am not complete in Christ, I may pray but it avails nothing; but if I am complete in Christ my prayer prevails all the time. Prayer is only effective when there is completeness – “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God.”

    Always distinguish between God’s order and His permissive will, i.e., His providential purpose towards us. God’s order is unchangeable; His permissive will is that with which we must wrestle before Him. It is our reaction to the permissive will of God that enables us to get at His order. “All things work together for good to them that love God” – to those who remain true to God’s order, to His calling in Christ Jesus. God’s permissive will is the means whereby His sons and daughters are to be manifested. We are not to be like jelly-fish saying, “It’s the Lord’s will.” We have not to put up a fight before God, not to wrestle with God, but to wrestle before God WITH THINGS. Beware of squatting lazily before God instead of putting up a glorious fight so that you may lay hold of His strength.

    Oswald Chambers
    December 16th Devotional

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
    Psalms 9:10 (KJV)

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. Dora says:

    It boggles my mind to think that this man was elected our president.

    =========

    40 MIND-BLOWING QUOTES FROM BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA ON ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
    https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/40-mind-blowing-quotes-barack-hussein-obama-islam-christianity/

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  19. Dora says:

    It’s Demonic!

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  20. Artemis Gordon says:

    Small assistance please. A few days ago a member posted a meme of a woman and bear hugging. The comment on it caught me completely off guard and I nearly spit my coffee laughing so hard. I cannot find that picture!

    May I ask please – if you have it, please repost? Thank you so much.

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

    Wow! That’s beautiful.

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  22. KMD says:


    First time embed attempt, hope that worked?

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    • mopar2016 says:

      In 2009 Al Gore said that: In 5 to 7 years the ice mass at the North Pole “could” be gone.
      What a bunch of nonsense. Al Gore, Maurice Strong, and others have gotten filthy rich by pushing their climate hoax nonsense.

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  23. islandpalmtrees says:

    Well, if we have a civil war, then let’s hope they start with the IC

    Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report Alleges Trump Committed ‘Multiple Crimes’ – Wire Fraud, Bribery – Taunts Prison Threat
    by Cristina Laila December 16, 2019

    The House Judiciary Committee released a 169-page report in the dead of the night Monday alleging President Trump committed criminal bribery and wire fraud.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/judiciary-committee-impeachment-report-alleges-trump-committed-multiple-crimes-wire-fraud-bribery-taunts-prison-threat/

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. lspooner99 says:

    has anyone seen this article? everyone should read it and blast to any and all patriots.

    https://www.thepostemail.com/2019/12/15/omb-is-framing-trump-for-impeachment-and-removal/

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  26. EnoughIsEnough says:

    According to Gateway Pujdit, Judge Emmett has rejected Sidney Powell’s request for Brady material and scheduled sentencing for January 28. I feel sick for the injustice General Flynn and his family are facing. I pray for this family.

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  27. dogsmaw says:

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  28. islandpalmtrees says:

    Well, this looks like confirmation that the Prosecutors and Judges involved in this case should be the ones going to jail!

    If you needed to know what side of US Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham are on. The read the story.

    The FBI, DOJ and CIA are so corrupt they should be shutdown, today.

    BREAKING: Judge Rejects Flynn Lawyer Sidney Powell’s Request For Brady Material – Sets Sentencing For January 28
    by Cristina Laila December 16, 2019

    Powell added, “Mr. Flynn is entitled to this information under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87 (1963).

    Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor, was also used by the Deep State to set up Trump’s former foreign policy campaign advisor George Papadopoulos.

    US Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham better get to the bottom of exactly who Joseph Mifsud is and how the US government used him to take down Trump and his associates, including General Flynn.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/breaking-judge-rejects-flynn-lawyer-sidney-powells-request-for-brady-material-sets-sentencing-for-january-28/

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  29. Sepp says:

    Day 1,061 of the Grand Impeach-o-rama

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  30. islandpalmtrees says:

    Judicial Watch said the FISA Judges were rubber stamping the Warrants. Not one judge, as prosecuted one FBI agent or one DOJ lawyer for lying to the court. So, for participating in a coup we are back to a slap on the hands.

    Just look at the General Michael Horowitz FISA Report. He used the word “intent” 41 times in it! Try and tell a policeman, pulling you over for a driving ticket that you did not intend to do it. Much less for plotting a coup!

    So when was the last time you saw the word used this many times. How about Hillary Clinton!

    ‘TOO DAMN LATE’: Gowdy Shreds Comey After Former FBI Director Admits He Was Wrong About FISA Misconduct
    Avatar by Eric A. Blair December 16, 2019

    Trey Gowdy don’t take no guff.

    Gowdy served for years as a federal prosecutor in South Carolina and then as district attorney for South Carolina’s Seventh Judicial Circuit. So he knows when people are lying.

    The former South Carolina Republican lawmaker on Sunday shredded James Comey after the former FBI director acknowledged that he was completely wrong about the bureau’s wrongdoing in securing authority to conduct surveillance on members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    “This morning, Comey admitted he was wrong. Sometimes, Maria, it’s better late than never and sometimes it’s just too damn late,” Gowdy said in a Fox News with Maria Bartiromo. “Comey is about two years too late. We could have used his objectivity; we could have used him as head of the FBI helping Republicans figure out what was happening with FISA instead of thwarting us and obstructing us.”

    “He said it was a policy and procedure issue. It’s not,” Gowdy said. “There have always has been policies against manufacturing evidence and withholding exculpatory evidence. That’s not new; those aren’t new policies. This is a personnel issue. It’s the wrong people in the wrong positions of power. That’s not goning be fixed with a new policy or procedure. It‘s going be fixed by replacing the people who did what they did in 2016.”

    Comey appeared earlier in the day on Fox News, where he admitted the FBI made mistakes. He said the bureau displayed “real sloppiness” as top officials applied for warrants to keep spying on the Trump campaign. And he admitted he was “wrong” to about the process. He had said in the past that he had “total confidence that the FISA process was followed and that the entire case was handled in a thoughtful, responsible way by DOJ and the FBI.”

    But in his report, Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz, who investigated the case, said ” We identified significant inaccuracies and omissions in each of the four applications, seven in the first application, and a total of 17 by the final renewal application.’

    Fox News host Chris Wallace said to Comey: “Seventeen significant errors in the FISA process and you say that it was handled in a thoughtful and appropriate way.”

    “He’s right. I was wrong,” Comey said. “I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and Justice had built over 20 years. I thought they were robust enough. It’s incredibly hard to get a FISA. I was overconfident in those. Because he’s right. There was real sloppiness, 17 things that either should’ve been in the applications or at least discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable and so he’s right. I was wrong.”

    “But you make it sound like you’re a bystander, an eyewitness,” Wallace said. “You were the director of the FBI while a lot of this was going on.”

    Comey also said it would have been “impossible” for him to know about the FISA application process “seven layers below” him.

    “He said it was a policy and procedure issue, it’s not,” Gowdy said of Comey. “There have always been policies against manufacturing evidence and withholding exculpatory evidence. That’s not new. Those aren’t new policies. This is a personnel issue. It’s the wrong people in the wrong positions of power.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/too-damn-late-gowdy-shreds-comey-after-former-fbi-director-admits-he-was-wrong-about-fisa-misconduct/

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  31. dogsmaw says:

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  32. islandpalmtrees says:

    No reason, for the Socialist Democrats to be concerned since they are not held accountable for their lies or actions by the FBI and DOJ!

    One Socialist said, If we don’t succeed in our impeachment this time, then we will impeach President Trump, again!

    STUNNING! Democrats Make Up Wire Fraud Charge to “Criminally” Indict Trump — And Suggest 20 YEARS IN PRISON!
    by Jim Hoft December 16, 2019
    This is absolutely STUNNING!
    Even for Democrats!

    These people are attempting a communist takeover of America!!

    The House Judiciary Committee released a 169-page report in the dead of the night Monday alleging President Trump committed criminal acts including bribery and wire fraud.

    As Cristina Laila reported — The report will accompany the two very broad articles of impeachment that will be voted on this week, likely on Wednesday.

    Of course, they made the criminal charges up this past weekend after voting in committee on two bogus charges:
    1.) Abuse of power – a very broad charge that means nothing
    2.) Obstruction of Congress – a made up crime. It is something they completely made up out of whole cloth

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/stunning-democrats-make-up-wire-fraud-charge-to-criminally-indict-trump-and-suggest-20-years-in-prison/

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  33. Lucille says:

    And on the ever-present jihad scene…

    Texas: Muslim migrant imprisoned on jihad terror charges recruited fellow prisoners for the Islamic State
    December 15, 2019 By Robert Spencer

    “Beaumont inmate found guilty of attempting to provide support to ISIS, making false statement to FBI…”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/12/texas-muslim-migrant-imprisoned-on-jihad-terror-charges-recruited-fellow-prisoners-for-the-islamic-state

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  34. Artemis Gordon says:

    This whole thing is progressing and spinning into new branches of wrong (i.e. criminal charges offered). They act as though nothing can really stop them. They’ll continue to raise the temperature of the water until the country is boiled alive till dead; until it is too late. I know I am impatient and take the input – but I pray the hammer drops soon. Somehow.

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  35. Sentient says:

    Washington DC is a den of iniquity and perfidy. I am still worried that the senate will vote for or against removal based upon a secret ballot. Someone on the president’s closest team should use this portion of JFK’s 1961 speech against secret proceedings 6:35 – 7:05 and the President should tweet it out before nefarious senators’ plot gets too far along.

    Anyone who knows how to prompt the video at that point, please do so.

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on Adam and Eve’s fall into sin (Genesis 3):

    1. How they covered their nakedness with fig-leaves when they saw that they were naked.
    2. How all unrepentant sinners feel themselves to be naked when they lose a virtue, and cover their nakedness with some sort of lie or fantasy.

    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 – December 3rd – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  39. jx says:

    San Antonia mayor and George P Bush want to remove Alamo Defenders’ memorial and replace with Mexican memorial

    https://www.ktsa.com/sean-rima-the-mayor-and-the-alamo/

    https://savethealamo.us/

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  40. mopar2016 says:

    Toxic Hillary.
    All this stuff because it was her turn to rape and rob America.

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