Sunday April 26th – 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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107 Responses to Sunday April 26th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. Mary Van Deusen says:

    Scrolling through frescoes from a single room in the House of Mysteries. Music is from “Echoes of Ancient Rome” by Michael Levy. The house, located in a suburb of Pompeii, was destroyed in the volcanic explosion of 79 AD and excavated beginning in 1909.

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    • Mary Van Deusen says:

      This is the type of painting that inspired Neoclassical painters like Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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    • amwick says:

      TY Mary,,,

      So nice to see you again. I hope all is well… *waves


      • Mary Van Deusen says:

        All well here, too. We prepped early so I’m having a ball organizing cooking up the fresh ingredients and freezing and using meals. Today we try our first frozen eggs in matzo ball soup. Hint: ignore suggestions for freezing bananas. YUCK! Thought sequestration would mean lots of time for music videos, but fear it really means lots of time for naps. Hope you and yours are well, too.

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        • amwick says:

          We are in GA.. Things are limited but not that far from normal, this is a small town. Thanks to the Gov. stuff like parks are opening.. I got to play tennis yesterday!!

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          • Mary Van Deusen says:

            We’re near Boston, so people are nervous around here. We’ve been in for 3 1/2 weeks and actually enjoying it. Friends stay in closer contact than usual, so no sense of isolation.


            • amwick says:

              Ohhh Sorry Mary…. My best friend lives in Dedham, and worked at the Hyde park library…

              Hyde Park is really bad… sooo

              Stay safe… Here in GA it is so much different.


  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Christian Conduct

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    A man’s conduct, in Scripture, is called his “walk”! The Bible has much to say about how we walk, morally and spiritually. Many “walk after their own lusts” (II Pet. 3:3) and “walk in darkness” (John 12:35). Some even “walk in craftiness” (II Cor. 4:2) trying to lead others astray. Indeed, even Christian believers are sometimes careless about their “walk” and so cause others to stumble.

    Every true child of God should be very careful about his walk, or conduct. In Eph. 2:8-10 we read that while believers are not saved by good works, they are saved “unto good works.” God’s grace is the root of our salvation, and good works are the fruit.

    Sincere believers in Christ are counted as one with Him, and it is expected of us that “as Christ was raised up from the dead” after having died for our sins, “even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4).

    Christians are exhorted in the Bible to “walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing” (Col. 1:10), to “walk in the spirit” that they might not “fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16). They are exhorted to “walk worthy of [their] calling” (Eph. 4:1), to “walk in the light” (I John 1:7) and to “walk as children of the light” (Eph. 5:8). They are exhorted to “walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Eph. 5:15), to “walk honestly” (Rom. 13:13), to “walk in love” (Eph. 5:2) and to “walk by faith, not by sight” (II Cor. 5:7).

    Much more is said about the believer’s walk in the Bible, but never are we told that it is our “walk,” or conduct, that makes us acceptable for salvation. Our failing, stumbling ways could never earn salvation for us. On the contrary we are exhorted to walk pleasing to the Lord out of sheer gratitude to Him.

    2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

    2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

    Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

    Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

    1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

    Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

    Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

    Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

    Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

    2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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  4. VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

    Spread this to all who will listen.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Sitting here strumming my acoustic, feeling horribly inadequate and chalking it up to Andrea having better fingernails on her right hand… She makes it look so effortless. I may have to give up the guitar…

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Or practice some more, get good enough to enjoy the music and then sit back and accept the fact that not being a virtuoso is not the end of the world. 🙂

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        • livefreeordieguy says:

          I was just kidding around… If I took myself or my mediocre guitar talent seriously, I would have quit long, long ago 😊….


          • Garrison Hall says:

            One of the truly sad things are the people who set out to be virtuosos, spend a major portion of their lives working toward that goal and only that goal . . . only to find that they’ll never be that good. It’s much better to just enjoy the music. Virtuosity is a gift that may or may not come to you.

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      • amwick says:

        You should hear me play the piano…. but,,, I do it for me… that is what matters.

        My husband may disagree… 😮🤔😉😀😄

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      • Ono says:

        Eric Henderson grew up in Laguna Beach Ca. He inspired me to pick up a guitar.
        I never studied under Segovia like Eric did and will never play as well as he did when he was 12 years old.

        I still love to pull out my Gibson Hummingbird and pass the time away.

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  6. nimrodman says:

    ‘I’m Proud To Select Hillary Clinton As My Running Mate,’ Says Joe Biden While Covered In Laser Dots

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Joe Biden has finally announced his running mate: Hillary Clinton. He made the selection while several laser dots were carefully trained on his vital organs…

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  7. Parker Longbaugh says:

    My wife and I spent the entire day together. And it was one of those fantastical span of hours where we laughed at each other jokes, shared stories which were new to the other, amazed it has been twenty years. We were hitting on all cylinders. I am blessed to have her love and friendship.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Beautiful Parker. You are one of those people lucky enough to have found their true solemate……a kindred spirit. Doesn’t happen to everyone. 😀

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My son said that one of his coworkers who are all working from home said that he and his wife made a list of questions to ask each other and that started them really having long conversations, like for three hours. My son’s response was, “It took writing down questions to figure out how to talk to your wife?” He and his wife talk about everything and have since they met. He said back then that if there was a subject that felt uncomfortable between them, one of them threw it out and they discussed it.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Two good tests for marital fidelity: 1. Take a long road trip. If you are still friends at the end that’s a good sign of compatibility. 2. Flat-towing a car. There’s a definite gender bias about this test which consists of several parts. The first part is actually agreeing to attempt the tow. The second part is actually completing a successful tow. There are different, often subtle, dynamics about this—the most important one being whether you tow her or she tows you. Nonetheless (and trust me on this because I speak from definite practical experience) if at the end of the tow you are still on speaking terms then there’s a good chance that a subsequent marriage will not only be successful, but you will have most likely found a true soulmate.

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. trnathens says:

    Everyone remember the 2017 Calm Before The Storm mystery statement by PDJT?

    No? Google “2017” AND “calm before the storm”. This virus is not a mistake.

    It was planned. To help HILLARY win a SECOND term.

    The virus IS the Insurance Policy.

    They are diabolical.

    Beigun says:
    April 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm
    Russia! Russia! Russia!
    Ukraine! Ukraine! Ukraine!
    China! China! China!
    What do all three have in common?
    Who is under investigation by the DOJ for starting Crossfire Hurricane without proper predicate?
    From whose Agency did the “Whistle Blower” come from?
    Who was the Obama Swine Flu pandemic lead at the White House?
    John Brennan

    trnathens says:
    But wait, there’s more:
    Hillary would have taken us to war with North Korea. And the virus was the way to stop the war (betcha Kim is dead) AND get Hillary re-elected (mail-in voting), and then she would have ushered in a New Socialist America based on the Green New Deal.

    Sliding Doors Thought Experiment:
    (Present Day. PDJT is President)
    If Kim is dead? Oops. That’s a problem for China because there’s no successor that MAKES SENSE.

    (Present Day. Hillary is President, and PDJT never even ran)
    If Hillary was President they wouldn’t NEED a successor because Kim would have died a hero (/s), fighting the Americans, but overcome by disease, like many great leaders from the past.

    Kim Dynasty saves face. China unloads a very expensive North Korea onto America, which means we’d have to borrow MORE from China, which means we’d be even MORE beholden to China. Remember, no PDJT so no tariffs, or border control, or immigration control.

    And Hillary is an American hero, the first female President to wage war and SAVE North Korea! So proclaims the PRESS, in her back pocket. And don’t forget the NSA spying that would have continued against all political enemies (and Justices/judges). The Squad as her personal attack dogs.

    This WAS the plan, if Hillary had won:
    War with North Korea. Virus. Mail-in voting. Perpetual Democrat rule.

    This BECAME the plan, when PDJT won:
    War with PDJT (remove him). Virus. Mail-in voting. Perpetual Democrat rule.

    The virus IS the insurance policy.

    PDJT knows.

    How many times has PDJT said, “We’d be at war with North Korea if I hadn’t won.”

    This is for real.

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    • trnathens says:

      That’s why he declared himself a Wartime President. That’s why he talks about the Invisible Enemy. He’s not talking about the virus. The virus isn’t the enemy. The Invisible Enemy USED the virus against him/us.

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    • Dora says:

      I was slowly coming to the conclusion that this was all planned – slowly because I didn’t want to believe it – but I didn’t put it all together like you did. Diabolical indeed!

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      • trnathens says:

        Just thought of something else:

        Joe Biden is done. They’ll drop him quick, because their real candidate is gonna BE…

        Colin Powell. He’s a General. A “real” Wartime General. Not that PDJT isn’t, because we’re AT war, but that’s how Powell will be described by press and EVERYONE.

        Here’s why:

        If Hillary won, then 1) war with North Korea, 2) virus 3) mail-in voting 4) perpetual Democrat rule (dystopia)

        What’s going on now, with Kim? Is he alive? Is he dead? This tells me that Durham is ready with indictments. They are willing to start a war, to not be discovered.

        If indictments drop, then Kim will be declared dead and one of two things will happen: 1) Chinese install his sister, and “she” (the Chinese) launch a missile at Guam in retaliation “For this biological weapon that killed my brother!” (That’s why CCP started the rumor that it was released by an American serviceman in China, in the Fall, as a weapon, remember?; didn’t make sense, unless… they were foreshadowing so that later (now) they can blame Kim’s death on a US biological weapon, which is pretext for war, which is why Democrats will want a Wartime Presidential candidate, enter stage left: Colin Powell); or, they install a puppet General who does the same thing.

        Either way… WAR WITH NORTH KOREA! And maybe there’s a biological agent released here in the United States this summer, or threatened to be released around elections, SO, we NEED mail-in voting, which means perpetual Democrat rule.

        Unless…PDJT has an alternative ending that we don’t know about, but he does.

        Because right now, the way things are going, the world that might have been is quickly catching up to the world that is, and THAT will be a scary day for all of us.


        • trnathens says:


          And NOW Pelosi’s delay makes total sense. This virus WAS released in the Fall. It went through the US. That’s why the percentages of antibodies are so high. Why the studies are showing more people have had it than previously known. It WAS released early.

          She had to get him impeached, but wait, so it could spread under the radar more (impeachment masked the release; Senate trial masked the build-up). The more people that got sick first, and recovered, like from the normal flu, the more antibodies will show up in tests LATER, providing argumentative PROOF that this WAS a biological weapon, and it WAS released by PDJT against the Chinese because he hates them, look at his tariffs, look at how he’s trying to destroy THEIR economy!, and he’s out of control, and needs to be removed by the 25th And, we can’t wait for impeachment!. Why did you think Dems are clamoring for TESTING, TESTING, TESTING?! They want to show a much higher percentage of Americans have antibodies than previously thought, which then takes us down the biological weapon scenario, yada yada yada.

          But it had to spread first. And then WAIT to use Impeachment as a cover for when things started getting really bad (it was designed to be highly infectious, but no more deadly than the normal flu. Italy and Iran were early targets because of older populations, backwards medical technology, and because they BOTH have very close relationships with China). To say not only was he responsible, but then his previous bad acts made him HIDE the virus, so HE’S RESPONSIBLE!

          And now, if he tries to drop indictments, they start a war with North Korea, and Colin Powell is their candidate, and most likely mail-in voting, because of war, and so then perpetual Democrat rule.


          • trnathens says:

            And I’ll bet you dollars to donuts the Dem governors that are trying to extend their lockdowns are in on it. Because they know (or think they know) what’s coming.

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            • Artful Zombie says:

              It may go much further than just ‘RAT governors, the Chamber of Commerce is dead against Trump winning another term.
              Have you noticed every commercial now states, we’re all in this together, do your shopping from the safety of your home, or get food to go from your favorite restaurant.
              Never, we want our customers and employees back to work, contact your representatives and tell them to end the lock down, and get America working again.
              They are conditioning the populace to stay at home and let them take care of everything.


          • trnathens says:

            And THAT’S why they were against travel bans!

            They ARE NOW going to say that PDJT knew to get the travel ban against China early BECAUSE the virus was a biological weapon release that got out of hand, and he KNEW he had to try to protect the mainland, but he screwed up!

            And they’ll say, Look, he’s been bragging, I got it first,I knew it first, and they’re going to turn it around on him: HOW did you know it first? WHY did you know it first? You knew it FIRST because it’s YOUR FAULT.

            That’s what they’re going to say.

            Then, we can’t wait for impeachment. We need the 25th Amd to remove him because he’s insane. And if we don’t remove him, then North Korea will attack the United States.

            That’s gong to be the threat. They’re going to use the THREAT of war, first, to try to gin up support from WE THE PEOPLE to “recall” PDJT, and if that doesn’t work, well, then, maybe they’ll start a REAL war.

            Either way, they can’t allow people to find out what they’ve been doing and have done!

            They have nothing to lose, and neither do WE THE PEOPLE.

            Pay for us all, and PDJT harder than you’ve ever prayed for anything. Keep your heads straight, and KNOW that GOD is in control.

            Good, will win.


            • trnathens says:

              And there’s going to be some “secret memo” released showing that the drug combo he mentioned is a “known antidote” to a previous “weaponized version of” Corona, which is how PDJT knew about it.

              So not only did he accidentally unleash a biological agent on the world, but to try to save his OWN SKIN he released classified information: the drug combo.

              THAT will be their 25th Amd argument, methinks.


              • trnathens says:

                It’s when they ask, “What did he know, and when did he know it?”, that the full firehose of declassified information and indictments will come crashing down.

                Just a guess.


  10. hawkins6 says:

    Well media star Dr. Fauci got his wish. Brad Pitt has imitated him on SNL mocking P Trump.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        Pitt you conceited, over confident, uninformed, unessential typically deluded, Hollywood actor. Since when is asking questions a terrible thing for anyone to do, even if it’s the President asking because he hopes a cure or a therapeutic for Covid-19 will soon be
        discovered. To you it’s an opportunity to self aggrandize and to mock someone that genuinely cares about the people of the USA and has accomplished more to help them than anything you’ll ever do playing characters written by screenwriters.

        Your supercilious shrug was not comedy. It was an attempt to shame President Trump. It was misdirected and should have been aimed at you. POTUS’s question has been studied by researchers in the hope of finding a cure. A scientist obviously asked the same question Trump did but it spawned some genuine research into the possibility.

        John Robert’s backs POTUS on this subject

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        • hawkins6 says:

          “The UV technology, developed by Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research, uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolent light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin, eyes and other tissues, as is the problem with conventional UV light.”

          Enjoy eating crow in your secluded mansion Pitt.

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    • FTA:

      “The demand just went to zero.”


      DEMAND didn’t decrease. I can think of a single product or foodstuff that I no longer want to buy because of Covid 19. In fact, I can’t think of a single person who told me “Gee, ever since the Covid 19 outbreak, I just don’t want to eat any more (insert food type here)”

      DEMAND didn’t go down. It’s the same as it ever was. The ONLY thing that changed is the public’s ABILITY to satisfy that demand.

      And you can blame government for THAT.


  11. Dora says:

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Sunday, April 26, 2020

    “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”
    Psalms 63:3 (KJV)

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  13. Dora says:

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  15. Whistling_Past says:

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. Angus D says:

    The democrats want to install Chinese style communism in America, all conservatives and non-communists will enjoy their brief stay in the camps before their organs get harvested. Not. Kidding.


  18. just stevie says:


    “Take now thy son…and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Genesis xxii. 2

    Character determines how a man interprets God’s will (cf. Psalm xviii. 25-26). Abraham interpreted God’s command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this tradition behind by the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purity his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere belief, God will break us from those traditions that misrepresent Him. There are many such beliefs to be got rid of, e.g., that God removes a child because the mother loves him too much – a devil’s lie! and a travesty of the true nature of God. If the devil can hinder us from taking the supreme climb and getting rid of wrong traditions about God, he will do so; but if we keep true to God, God will take us through an ordeal which will bring us out into a better knowledge of Himself.

    The great point of Abraham’s faith in God was that he was prepared to do anything for God. He was there to obey God, no matter to what belief he went contrary. Abraham was not a devotee of his convictions, or he would have slain Isaac and said that the voice of the angel was the voice of the devil. That is the attitude of a fanatic. If you will remain true to God, God will lead you straight through every barrier into the inner chamber of the knowledge of Himself; but there is always this point of giving up convictions and traditional beliefs. Don’t ask God to test you. Never declare as Peter did – “I will do anything, I will go to death with Thee.” Abraham did not make any such declaration, he remained true to God, and God purified his faith.

    Oswald Chambers
    April 26th Devotional

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  19. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    300 percent increase of pork imports in Vietnam. Battling the ChiComs for pork and sea. And yes, the U.S. is a top exporter.


  20. just stevie says:

    Spirit and the Bride (Official Audio) Joshua Aaron (2:44 mins)


  21. scrap1ron says:

    Funny picture time.

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  22. chuck lowe says:

    I think it is painfully obvious, that as Bret Hume has said, the decision to shut down the economy was one of the worst public policy decisions in American history is correct.

    That said, the virus was and IS going to infect a certain number of people and if that number is higher because of a Sweden type lockdown, vis a vis a China type lockdown, I would submit, that my model, is as prescient as any other and that the trade off of destroying the economy for a few thousand deaths, IS A BAD TRADE.

    I am an electrician, but my “model” is probably a light year better than the “models” we have been subjected to by so called “experts” who obviously can’t hit their a** with both hands in a hall full of mirrors.

    Next up from Dr. Fauci will probably be a “model” that says we need a land war in Russia through Poland.

    Our “Leaders” are all beta-male bureaucrat-hall-monitors who used to rat us out for talking when the teacher left the room. I get it that we should “error on the side of caution” but these idiots were light years wrong!

    I didn’t know anything about “Herd Immunity” before this pandemic but if I had spent my life, working as an epidemiologist and was on the record as failing to the degree that Dr. Fauci and other so called experts are, I wouldn’t be able to get a job hanging a ceiling fan for the rest of my life.

    These guys will probably get promoted.


    • Jim in TN says:

      I am hoping Fauci gets rewarded with a great retirement party. He is 79 after all. And he has been stuck doing the same job for about 35 years. Scarf should go back to.her ambassador gig.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have a different view. Fauci wasn’t wrong, he accomplished most of what he had planned. I think it would have been even worse if not for Pres. Trump who didn’t follow all of Fauci’s suggestions.


    • Jim in TN says:

      And, not only have the models been bogus, but they have made sure that the data is useless. Redefining how to take data in the middle of everything (always in ways that increase the counts) guarantees that nobody will be able to see if or when actions had any effect.

      And they have had a hundred years to figure this stuff out. With multiple pandemics since 1918 to work things out. They have no excuse for all this make it up as you go, contradict yourself behavior.

      Does even one country have a preexisting plan to lockdown their country?

      How, besides some Chinese or Gates like conspiracy, has almost the entire world come to this new, untested lockdown? The only lockdown that was reported to stop the spread was the first one. That horrible, weld people shut in their apartments, lockdown conducted by the lying Chinese.


    • steve says:

      hey, i hang ceiling fans.


  23. A California heat wave? Ha, hold my beer.

    I hear the beaches were packed yesterday.


  24. trapper says:

    How about some music for our current situation I think I will start with this one.

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  25. ms Idaho says:

    I feel compelled to comment about these two AmericanThinker blogs.
    They both, each in its own way, are really good illustrations of a problem prevalent in health care today.

    the latest HOAX – inject Lysol. Misrepresent the words and thoughts of POTUS

    and the need for zinc

    The schism in health care is between a group of medical practitioners who drink the koolaid provided by big pharma. Big pharma (surprise, surprise) wants to promote profit-making drugs. They have infiltrated our congress critters, our medical schools, our federal and state medical licensing and more.

    The other group gravitates towards non-drug approaches and/or ‘off label’ use of approved drugs and therapies. Several TCH posts present info on ‘alternative treatments’ ongoing today. A related group emphasizes nutritional support, such as zinc – with supporting rational for supplementing probable deficiency, immune support or general health.

    (Dare I?) say these two groups hate each other’s approach. The second group has a small army of dedicated souls who call themselves ‘preventive’, ‘alternative’, ‘holistic’ = well, it’s a long list. State medical boards are often at war with MDs and DOs who dare to use effective alternative approaches to problem solving for patients. Many of these patients are good examples of the failure of main stream medicine.

    Ergo, the hoaxers supply big guns for anyone who dares promote any alternate though on solving health problems outside the ‘accepted’ mainstream approach.

    The differences are not new, but the use of this hoax to take down POTUS is the quntessential example of what ‘alternative’ doctors live with every day.

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  26. Sepp says:

    Second Sunday of Pascha
    Sunday of Saint Thomas

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!


  27. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  28. Sepp says:

    Second Sunday of Pascha
    Thomas Sunday

    Christ is risen from the dead, by death hath He trampled down death, and on those in the graves hath He bestowed life. (3)

    Dismissal Hymn
    Whilst the tomb was sealed, Thou, O Life, didst shine forth from the grave, O Christ God; and whilst the doors were shut, Thou didst come unto Thy disciples, O Resurrection of all, renewing through them an upright Spirit in us according to Thy great mercy.

    With his searching right hand, Thomas did probe Thy life-bestowing side, O Christ God; for when Thou didst enter whilst the doors were shut, he cried out unto Thee with the rest of tbe disciples: Thou art my Lord and my God.


  29. Sepp says:

    Second Sunday of Pascha

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the risen Lord Jesus:

    1. How, for the sake of Thomas, the only one among the disciples who doubted, He appeared a second time in His glorified body.
    2. How Thomas put his fingers into the wounds on the Lord’s pure body, and believed.

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

    Today is April 13th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 26th on the civil calendar.


  30. hugofitch1 says:

    𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝟏,𝟑𝟕𝟕,𝟓𝟐𝟗,𝟖𝟒𝟓 𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟐𝟔, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎. 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝟖𝟐𝟔 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬. 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐘𝐂, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝟏 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡. 𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝟓. 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧. 𝐖𝐇𝐘?


  31. mandy says:

    Prices for some locally purchased groceries in a town outside Moscow….


  32. mandy says:

    This afternoon, we’re watching “With Byrd at the South Pole.”

    We may not watch all of it, but so far, it’s pretty interesting. Mostly silent – watching for the cinematography.


  33. John Denney says:

    Before this article, I didn’t realize how hard Wu flu hit the nursing homes, though I had heard of a stupid Dem policy that exacerbated the problem.

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  34. AJ says:

    Two quick points. Unfortunately, aside from a few sources that may scratch the surface, the msm is aligned with the gov and no longer holds our reps in check. Regardless, I’m not going to link to anything; however, current events and recent initiatives and studies point to ….

    1. Artificial Intelligence as the major motivation for the current draconian measures in response to COVID-19. This will involve a radical transformation in various sectors of economic development and the view of the average person (and their civil rights) as biohazards and barriers to keeping up with China and technological advancement. Society will change. I believe democratic candidate Andrew Yang spoke of some of the changes coming down the pike but he focused on industry primarily.

    2. Dr. Judy Mikovits who has been smeared by the msm has some interesting first-hand accounts on Dr. Fucci and the gatekeepers of big pharma and medical ethics.

    I knew something was off in the response but couldn’t put my finger on it. I’m not saying COVID-19 is not legit but…..

    Anyway, my own personal view is that God has allowed this to fall upon us and it is all part of his perfect plan. Don’t get angry, dont get outraged… we lost our government almost a century ago and at best our president is an ‘innocent’ bystander to the plans unfolding (although his own daughter and son-in-law are actively involved in related AI policy facilitation/administration). There may be a few sincere reps still standing like a Rand Paul but we are pretty much on the outside.

    P.S. I DO NOT follow Info Wars, however I have seen comments that indicate AJ has touched on some of this. I personally think he’s funded by the government. He’s actually been to Bohemian Grove which I believe makes him suspect.


  35. Sepp says:

    On the lighter side . . . .

    Carol Burnett was born on this date in 1933 in Texas.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Janie M. says:

      Sepp, among my favorite skits she and Tim Conway did on her show was Tim (Mr. Tudball) calling his surly secretary “Mrs. Wiggins” over his squawk box to perform a duty. I can still see her in my mind’s eye – dismissive, chewing gum and filing her nails while he instructed her.


      • Sepp says:

        Those two! Just Classic!

        Some of the very best comedy on TV!

        Somewhere there is a video of them (or an article) discussing their characters and how they chose to portray them. I think Tim Conway shared the story in an interview before he died. Yes, if I find it I’ll post it.

        YouTube has a channel of the Carol Burnett show episodes. One episode is about Carol as a housewife and her bad choice of toilet paper brand.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Sepp, I’ll have to go over to Y.T. to find the show episodes. Thanks for mentioning it as a source. A month or so ago, I found a Y.T. video with Tim and Harvey Korman as soldiers during the Civil War era. And, of course, Tim played the part of the inept soldier with Harvey being his commanding officer. If I am remembering correctly, I believe Tim was attempting to load a cannon ball into a cannon and, of course, failing at his mission.

          BTW, very interesting piece from 2019 about this duo over at Heavy. A good read about their time on Carol’s show.
          “Tim Conway & Harvey Korman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know”


  36. Lucille says:

    BOMBSHELL: Uncovered Video Reveals Stacey Abrams Plotting Racist Use of Re-Districting to Stop ‘White’ People From Governing
    By Cassandra Fairbanks – Published April 26, 2020 at 4:47pm – post-comments


  37. Angus D says:

    China is still a Maoist nation…
    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party.”
    ~Mao 1938

    this is why the democrats are so desperate to disarm us


  38. Janie M. says:

    Two new hatchlings, bobble heads 😀 (w/one left to hatch) at Cornell’s RTH nest. Been following it for a number of years (since the “C” series; we are now at “J”). Explanation provided as to how the chicks are named.


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  39. T2020 says:

    Just a song to encourage you!! Our God is Greater!!


  40. 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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  41. 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.

    Liked by 3 people

  42. Lucille says:

    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti accepts $5,000,000 from Islamic terror state Qatar
    April 26, 2020 1:00 PM By Daniel Greenfield

    Garcetti thanked the government of Qatar for the “truly generous humanitarian gift to Angeleno families.” He said the gift had special meaning, as it coincided with the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.


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