Saturday May 23rd – 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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74 Responses to Saturday May 23rd – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:


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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Mary Van Deusen says:

    If you enjoy old British spy shows, I’ve remade a music video for The Professionals, a show from the late 70s. It starred Gordon Jackson as the spymaster Crowley, and Lewis Collins as Bodie and Martin Shaw as Doyle, the spy partners. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor focuses on Bodie, who had been previously a paratrooper and SAS soldier. Very fast-paced and much into shooting.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Caturday!

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Janie M. says:

      Garrison, I listened to Wolfman Jack’s radio show (loved it) when he was broadcasting out of Mexico, beginning in 1963. Basis for his choice of venue is discussed at Wikipedia:
      “In 1963, Smith took his act to the border when the Inter-American Radio Advertising’s Ramon Bosquez hired him and sent him to the studio and transmitter site of XERF-AM at Ciudad Acuña in Mexico, a station whose high-powered border blaster signal could be picked up across much of the United States.”
      “We had the most powerful signal in North America. Birds dropped dead when they flew too close to the tower. A car driving from New York to L.A. would never lose the station.”

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    • GB Bari says:

      I learned about Wolfman Jack only later in life, as an adult. Back in the late 50s and 60s, I only listened to pop music on local radio because I liked the sounds and some of the lyrics.

      Don’t know if Jack’s Mexico-based signal reached Baltimore with any consistency, but we had our own very popular local radio DJs who did a great job.

      We also had Buddy Dean on local late-afternoon television, who featured a teenage dance show with lots of pop music and featured many pop music stars of the era.


  7. Garrison Hall says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday!!

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  9. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Children And Grown-ups

    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    The Lord Jesus said to a religious leader of His day: “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). All true Christians have been born again by the Spirit of God (Tit. 3:5). They are therefore the children of God (Rom. 8:16).

    Children are a joy in any normal household, but it is a tragedy when a child remains a child, physically, mentally or both. It is a tragedy too, that so many Christians, truly born again, remain spiritual babes — they do not grow. They know that Christ died for their sins but have made no progress in grace or in the knowledge of the Word. To such Paul wrote:

    “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual [men], but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat; for hitherto ye were not able to bear [digest] it, neither yet now are ye able” (I Cor. 3:1,2).

    Thus those who, spiritually undeveloped, were able to digest only the milk, or the simple things, of the Scriptures, were called “carnal” and “babes,” in contrast to those “spiritual” believers who had grown in grace and were able to assimilate the deeper, richer truths of the Word of God.

    This is not a compliment to those who constantly boast that they are satisfied with “the simple things,” and fail to study God’s Word, as II Tim. 2:15 commands. To such Paul writes, by divine inspiration:

    “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again… and are become such as have need of milk… For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the Word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But strong meat [solid food] belongeth to them that are of full age…” (Heb. 5:12-14).

    A new-born babe in Christ is a joy to behold, but every born-again Christian should grow through the study of the Word. I Pet. 2:2 says:

    “As newborn babes desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.”

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  10. nimrodman says:

    OK, Boomers – We all know age is a b#tch, but the jig is up on you posting your formerly attractive self in your little avatar circle

    Facebook’s got new algorithms and an enforcement team shaking down the networks so you better wise up and get with the program

    As far as “dating” websites – you’re on your own … but don’t set your date up for a heart attack when they arrive at your first lunch date, it ain’t polite now, is it?

    Facebook To Begin Fact-Checking Misleading Avatars

    MENLO PARK, CA—Facebook announced today the social network will now be displaying a fact-check notice atop avatars that are an inaccurate portrayal of the user.

    Facebook noticed a plague of false and misleading avatars across the network as soon as the feature was introduced. Now, if the social network detects that a person looks significantly different from their avatar, a courtesy notice will appear onscreen letting other people know of the violation.

    “We have to be careful that our platform doesn’t get used to share fake avatars,” said Mark Zuckerberg. “We noticed lots of people that are, shall we say, pleasantly plump choosing the thin body type. There are also quite a few people with more homely features that are designing the hottest avatar possible. It’s a real problem, but rest assured we are dealing with it.”

    Congress has threatened to hold hearings if Zuckerberg does not get this under control, with many Democrats blaming Russia for the spread of fake avatars.


    • Jim in TN says:

      Silly me, I thought the purpose of an avatar was to not be the real you. They call that a portrait, not an avatar.

      And, what do they have to use in making this accusation? The same pictures you can see when perusing the person’s page?

      Why is it that leftists always are the things that they accuse others of being? Next they will be warning when makeup was worn in a picture. And that ear rings aren’t natural. Or that the viewer will be confronted with an unapproved amount of individuality and imagination.

      Wonder how long it will be before they are sneaking pictures of the user from laptops and smartphones? After all, somebody will only post avatar pictures so they can get around this warning.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Motorcycling is more dangerous than driving cars and if liberal governments are encouraging euthanasia to spare younger people the expense of providing for the elderly , than how long until our lords and masters decide that here’s another healthcare burden we don’t need? Besides, motorcycling encourages men to be men, women motorcyclists to be independent and motorcycling glorifies freedom and the open road which for libtards means contributing needless hydrocarbons to the atmosphere. Do folks really believe Sturgis would be allowed except as a virtual experience?


      • JTR says:

        I cracked up when I saw my Daughter’s avatar. It looked a lot like her, but she actually gave herself a 5 o’clock shadow and mustache! Sometimes she can be very honest, God bless her.


    • I understand you can go into settings on FB and unlink/nullify the fact checkers that may be checking on you ? Look for names such as fact check, or fact checker etc. If anyone else has done this or knows about it ?


    • Jorizabeth says:

      Wow! Just WOW! Some people need to get a REAL LIFE!!!!


    • GB Bari says:

      Uhh…people. It’s the Babylon Bee.

      This story is 100% fiction.

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  11. nimrodman says:

    Quarantine is so exhausting!

    Happy Caturday, y’all

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  12. nimrodman says:

    from Pinterest

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  13. Whistling_Past says:

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. Dora says:

    Nice Portrait.

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, May 23, 2020

    “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
    Ephesians 6:4 (KJV)

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  17. Dora says:

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  18. LizzieinTexas says:

    Happy Caturday

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  20. OlderAndWiser says:

    Listened to one of my favorite songs this AM and found some of the lyrics apropos for these times. This is by Cat Stevens – when he was Cat Stevens:
    “…Come on now it’s freedom calling
    Come on over and find yourself
    Come on now it’s freedom calling
    Come on in and remind yourself

    Man must fight for freedom sure that’s what most other people would say
    Look for a body to lead them but there’s too many to lead them away.
    Why wait until it’s your time to die before you learn what you were born to do’?
    Come on now it’s freedom calling but there’s only one freedom for you….”

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  21. mandy says:

    Is the MSM screaming about THIS in the same way they screeched about hydroxychloroquine?

    “The Remdesivir Study Is Finally Out: Drug Only Helped Those On Oxygen, Finds Mortality Too High For Standalone Treatment”


  22. Dora says:

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  24. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

    Fifth week of Pascha

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  25. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  26. Sepp says:

    The Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot of the Twelve

    He was the groom of the Wedding at Cana. He left his bride, parents, and followed the Lord. He is honored today on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  27. republicanvet91 says:

    ChiCom 19 ground report.

    Here in western CO things seem wide open. Dine in opening up and I finally got a hair cut. She snuck me in since appointments are required and I didn’t have one. I tipped accordingly.
    I have been seeing higher levels of traffic than even previous years on Memorial Day weekend.
    I am at Chik fil A typing this. There are w lines of vehicles circling the parking lot to get to the drive thru. The line is moving along nicely since they have several people outside.
    Parking lots are full, lots of traffic. People everywhere.
    I got an email late Friday. If I have to go into work for any reason, I am now required to wear a mask. Its like shutting the barn door 2 months after the horse left.
    I’ve made my first circle in the parking lot.

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  28. mandy says:


    Tens of thousands of coronavirus tests have been double-counted, officials admit

    “Tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests have been double-counted in the Government’s official tally, public health officials have admitted.”

    “Almost 350,000 more tests have been reported in Government data than people tested since the start of the pandemic.”


  29. EnoughIsEnough says:

    Patriot Allen West has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Waco TX. His condition is unknown at this time. He was going to participate in a motorcycle rally to re-open Texas. Please pray for this fine man.

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. D. Thomas says:


    A family member of mine whom I respect but often disagree with pointed me put to this site. I imagine I will disagree a lot with some of y’all too, but I enjoy debate and think that challenging one’s beliefs is a good thing. Just wanted to say “Hi.”


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