Wednesday May 27th – 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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103 Responses to Wednesday May 27th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

    source: icr.org

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Roxane is up to 5 million plus views of her splendid performance of Clair de Lune

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Just amazing… what a beautiful performance.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Here are some guitar player’s comments on Roxane’s performance . . .

      If I didn’t see it done, I would have said it was impossible- this is the best classical guitar playing I’ve ever heard in my life. When you were at the end I said to myself “she’s not going to go for the ultra high octave harmonic, is she? That’s got to be so precise to come out that it’s ridiculous!” And then sure enough you did it. As far as the m concerned, you’re the new Segovia, bravo!!!

      I just looked at my guitar. I swear it’s laughing at me.

      Oh, I’ve wasted my life.

      its like we dont even play the same instrument

      let me tell you. this piece has never been and will never be played like this. perfection is what you achieved.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Clair de Lune is my #1 favorite composition of all time. Bar none.

      I believe that you previously posted Roxane playing this piece in a different setting. She’s as magnificent here as before.
      The dynamic range of emotion she generates in her playing this particular arrangement is unusually strong.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Treepers…

    “Ms. Mars” Sunflower

    “Strawberry Blonde” Sunflower

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  5. Skidroe says:

    Something that is really bothering me and no one seems to be talking about is Killer Cuomo and The nursing home scandal. The number of deaths are skewed. If a person dies in a nursing home From the China Plague, they count that as COVID-19 death but if a person has cOVID-19 in the nursing home and goes to a hospital and dies they do not count that as a nursing home death. There are way more nursing home deaths than are being reported. The real number needs to be released to the people. Killer Cuomo is a perfect examples of “figures lie and liars figure“. Are the Governors doing this in PA, NJ,and the other Blue States?

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    • Same thing in minnesotastan.. Nations highest percentage of deaths in ltc’s at 82%.
      The local press doesn’t even ask nobalz, “why?”

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the other Blue States?”

      As far as I know, Michigan has not released any numbers at all of breakdowns, i.e. Wuhan virus totals vs. Wuhan virus deaths in Nursing Homes.

      Then you have the problem of the numbers, with many deaths attributed to any respiratory ailment, such as pneumonia, being coded as “COVID-19”.

      As reported here and elsewhere, in some localities survivors are being given death certificates claiming “COVID-19” as the cause of death when they know it was not.

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      • GB Bari says:

        “…Survivors are being given death certificates..”

        Gee whiz…. that right there ought to be a tip off of fraudulent reporting…..

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      • Cynthia says:

        If you die in a car accident and had COVID, you count as a COVID death. If you die from alcohol poisoning and had COVID, you count as a COVID death. Colorado got caught inflating numbers and had to correct.

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    • amwick says:

      I suspect they are under counting. My husband’s ex was in a nursing home recovering, she got the wuhan virus,, they sent her to a hospital, they gave up,, and sent her to a hospice. So,, was she counted?

      So sad, so tragic..

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A Good Job

    As Loren stood with his father, gazing at a beautiful Minnesota lake, the little four-year-old asked: “Daddy, who made this lake?” “God made it,” replied his dad, “and God made those trees and all this beautiful scenery.”

    There was a moment’s silence. Then, placing his hands on his hips, little Loren said: “He sure did a good job!”

    Yes, He did, yet this scenery was nothing compared with the glory this earth will know when Christ returns to reign. If earth’s rivers and lakes, its mountains and valleys, its landscapes and seascapes can now be so breath-taking, so awe-inspiring, what will be its beauty when prophecy is fulfilled and the curse removed!

    “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them [God’s people, Israel] and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

    “It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.”

    “…for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

    “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water…”

    “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isa. 35:1,2,6,7,10).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/a-good-job/

    Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
    2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
    7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

    10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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  7. Lucille says:

    Today in history…May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940
    Dunkirk (Dunkerque, northern France) Evacuation

    Facts…Around 16,000 French soldiers and 1,000 British soldiers died during the evacuation.

    338,226 soldiers were saved.

    100,000 British forces remained in France.

    90% of Dunkirk was destroyed during the battle.

    Dario Marianelli – “Elegy for Dunkirk” from ATONEMENT (2007)

    At one point in the film, the men trapped on the shore sing verses of an old hymn:

    “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”

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  8. Dora says:

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  9. Whistling_Past says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Looks like the police FUBAR’d what should have been a routine arrest.
      Looks like negligent homicide.
      Any procedure that involves putting a knee on a mans neck when he is face down on hard pavement needs to be seriously examined and revised.

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      • Of course, calls for an end to systemic racism in the city government that allow this to happen.
        They have been electing democrats for 50 years.

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      • wondering999 says:

        We have some extremely weird things going on, almost as if some “social influencer” were trying to incite people to kill each other over ethnic differences.

        Tucker Carlson had the Nursing Home puncher who was video’d looking straight into the camera while he abuses a vulnerable person…

        and an unnamed Minneapolis policeman looks straight into the camera as he puts a KNEE on someone’s THROAT as if that is normal procedure anywhere? (is it?)

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  10. Dora says:

    There is something so sad about this picture.

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  11. Whistling_Past says:

    On this day 🌞
    May 27, 1564
    The great French Reformer, John Calvin, died in Geneva. His ministry had succeeded in turning Geneva into one of the freest and most productive cities in Europe.

    excellent on Calvin:

    http://reformationsa.org/index.php/reformation/138-john-calvin-a-heart-aflame-1509-1564

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    • Gronimo says:

      Well researched article and spot on. Thank you.
      With our fleshly eyes we can only see that the devil rules this world. But scripture teaches the contrary. Satan does indeed rules over the lost but Christ reins over every element of this world. Even Satan.

      Our LORD Jesus holds the heart of the king (even presidents, congresses and judges) in the palms of His hands – Prov. 21:1, and no one can thwart His hands nor say to Him “what have you done?” Dan 4:35. Our LORD Jesus is: “Our Judge, Lawgiver and King, He will save us” Isa. 33:22 (Three branches of civil government).

      “He who sits in the heavens (Jesus), laughs. The LORD holds them in derision. Then He will speak to them in His wrath, and terrify them in His fury…” Psalm 2.

      This is our King. The One Calvin rightly identified that reigned over Western Europe and into the New World (North America), for five hundred years since the Protestant Reformation and continues to reign today.

      We don’t wait for His coming to reign; He already does. As John Adams rightly said (In once Protestant America): “Duty is ours, the results are Gods.”

      Be not deceived. Think Biblically.

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  12. Bill Dumanch says:

    USELESS EATERS
    That’s what they consider you
    At SOME point
    VACCINE?
    No.
    Pre-programmed KILLER?
    Yes.
    5G. It FINDS YOU.
    The tracer in the VACCINE.
    As long as ..YOU ARE 6 FT. APART.
    Sounds rather familiar?
    According to YOUR BIRTH YEAR
    Sends the message out
    Flips THE switch
    Bitch.

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  13. rd says:

    Riots in Minneapolis Minnesota last night, after George Floyd dies in police custody Monday Night.

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/riots-in-minneapolis-raw/

    Scroll down to the 10 minute video of the arrest. Watch the whole thing please, and tell me if the Minneapolis police did the right thing? IMO, you can see him die while the officer continued to press his knee into his neck. Mr. Floyd was handcuffed the entire time. Don’t believe me? Watch as they load his limp body onto the stretcher at the end.

    This is as bad as the last time they murdered a citizen, when they shot an unarmed Justine Damond as she walked up to the police car in her night gown. That was only two years ago.

    And Sundance: the Floyd Family hired Benjamin Crump to represent them.

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  14. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Received an email this morning from a man that runs a local chapter of a Prostate Cancer support group.

    After the first week in March, all our meetings have been cancelled.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    TELEMED TEST FOR THE PROSTATE – URINE TEST

    My urologist’s office called the other day and explained that my scheduled appointment would now be done over the phone due to the corona virus. 

    One hour before the scheduled teleconference, I was instructed (via email) to administer my own urine test. 

    This was to avoid those lab tests and costly co-pays that your doctor’s tell you to get at Quest Diagnostics.

    Simply go outside and pee in your front yard said the email:

     

    1) If ant’s gather:  Its DIABETES.

    2) If you pee on your feet:   Its A  PROSTATE ISSUE.

     
    3) If it smells like a barbecue:  Its HIGH CHOLESTEROL.

    4) If your wrist hurts when you shake it: Its OSTEOARTHRITIS.

    5) If you return to your house with your penis outside your pants:  Its ALZHEIMER’S!  

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
    1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)

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  16. amwick says:

    Found this in the twitterverse…

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  17. amwick says:

    and then there is this..

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. just stevie says:

    THE LIFE THAT LIVES

    “Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Luke xxiv. 49

    The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened? “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” The parenthesis in John vii. 39 (“For the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified”) does not apply to us; the Holy Ghost HAS BEEN given, the Lord IS glorified; the waiting depends not on God’s providence, but on our fitness.

    The Holy Spirit’s influence and power were at work before Pentecost, but HE was not here. Immediately Our Lord was glorified in Ascension, the Holy Spirit came into this world, and He has been here ever since. We have to receive the revelation that He is here. The reception of the Holy Spirit is the maintained attitude of a believer. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive quickening life from the ascended Lord.

    It is not the baptism of the Holy Ghost which changes men, but the power of the ascended Christ coming into men’s lives by the Holy Ghost that changes them. We too often divorce what the New Testament never divorces. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is not an experience apart from Jesus Christ: it is the evidence of the ascended Christ.

    The baptism of the Holy Ghost does not make you think of Time or Eternity, it is one amazing glorious NOW. “This is life eternal that they might know Thee.” Begin to know Him now, and never finish.

    Oswald Chambers
    May 27th Devotional

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  20. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

    Sixth week of Pascha

    Apodosis of Pascha (the Leave-taking of Pascha and Eve of Ascension)

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  21. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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    • mandy says:

      Sepp, thank you again for the link to Archbishop Averky’s article. That was so very good, hubby went on to peruse the site averkyapocalypse.blogspot. We’re coming up on Revelation in our nightly bible study within a couple of weeks.. This year, we planned to read the commentary of St. Andrew of Caesarea; last night, we started reading the introductory information at that site with St. Seraphim’s translation of Archbishop Averky’s commentary. It seems that he relied heavily on St Andrew’s work, so we may read Archbishop Averky this year and St. Andrew next year, Lord willing.

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    As a retired Federal (sometime) civil servant my particular karma hell seems to be…dealing with the Federal government.

    My wife and I received our stimulus check…only it wasn’t a stimulus ‘check’, it was the debit card. We noticed first off that the package looks like some kind of Nigerian prince scam, it comes from a private company but has official looking Treasury paperwork with it. Some digging on the Treasury, military and AARP site confirms that the Feds are issuing debit cards thru a civilian provider (they can’t issue checks or make direct deposits fast enough). So it’s legit.

    Next thing I noticed is that my wife’s name on the card is correct (it’s issued in both of our names as we filed jointly) BUT while my first name is correct they have my wife’s last name where my last name should be. Granted, we caused the government great stress by keeping our names after we were married, we should have gone back and corrected years worth of our licences and accreditations instead of causing some poor overworked government drone problems but…

    So I looked at the card’s paperwork more closelyer to see if there was a contact number…finding that the debit card has a large string of charges for its use – the checks don’t, the direct de-posit don’t but the debit card do. If you randomly draw the card – you have to pay to use your tax dollars the Feds let you use. The charges are in line with regular debit card charges but the difference is that I didn’t ask for this debit card.

    The next thing I found is that if you register the card so that you can use it your registration signifies that you accept the entire package of terms in the agreement. Looking for someone to call to have questions about the card, its use, contents, corrections and anything else answered? Well the IRS is closed and the only way to get questions answered by the card issuer is too…register the card! That’s right, if you have questions for them about the card you have to register the card, agree to their terms and quite possibly render all of your concerns moot.

    In desperation I called both of my Senators – one had her offices here and in DC closed – but if I left a message someone would get back with me…eventually…maybe. The other’s office sounded irritated that I even called but someone might call me back…eventually…maybe.

    As if the coronavirus wasn’t bad enough we still have the usual government infextion steaming right along.

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    • Sepp says:

      K A F K A – esque

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    • How weird. Most government employess these days don’t get the karma they deserve.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Guess I’m just one of the lucky ones.

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        • I always appreciate your contributions here, czar. I knew you would take my reply in the spirit ’twas intended.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I was a Federal drone who figured the system out rather early on and made it work for me. I freely admit that about 50% of what we did was pure BS, we made jobs by stealing jobs from other agencies, forcing them to create more jobs to absorbed the displaced which in turn created more work for us so we could hire more unqualified drones.
            At one point just before I retired I submitted a detailed proposal on how my job and the jobs of at least two graphics folks could be totally eliminated and thousands in production fees saved. My division boss was so pissed when HQ sent my proposal back with a recommendation it be studied and reported back on. She was purple with anger but there wasn’t anything she could do. The agency was already POd at me as I’d sent a proposal around the bosses’ backs that eliminated about 6 part time jobs that went to ‘connected’ students at a local PC university.

            Even after I retired I got ’em back as they ignored for years the mistake they made in calculating a part of my retirement and when it was found by OPM when they checked my records my agency had to pay $25K into my retirement out of their budget.

            I don’t complain about the criticism from the outside, I knew full well what I was doing and though I did my job well it was not very productive so the occasional brick thru the window is understood and accepted. Penance…but I ain’t giving the money back.

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  23. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the action of God the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles:

    1. How the Holy Spirit led the Apostles through all sorrows and trials, filling their hearts with consolation and joy.
    2. How the Holy Spirit made those seeds of the Gospel that tge Apostles sowed throughout the world grow and flourish, even in places where it seemed that they were sown in vain.

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

    Today is May 14th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and May 27th on the civil calendar.

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  24. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    As a tribute to the bravery of thousands of Royal Navy sailors, today marks the anniversary of the sinking of the German Battleship the Bismark.

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bismarck-sunk-by-royal-navy

    And in further tribute, here is Johnny Horton’s ode to this event, released in 1960:

    In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun,
    The Germans had the biggest ship,
    They had the biggest guns.
    The Bismarck was the fastest ship,
    That ever sailed the seas,
    On her deck were guns as big as steers,
    And shells as big as trees.

    Out of the cold and foggy night,
    Came the British ship the Hood.
    And ev’ry British seaman he knew and understood,
    They had to sink the Bismarck, the terror of the sea.
    Stop those guns as big as steers,
    And those shells as big as trees.
    We’ll find that German battleship,
    That’s makin’ such a fuss.
    We gotta sink the Bismarck,
    ‘Cause the world depends on us.
    They hit the decks a-runnin’ boys,
    And spin those guns around.
    When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down.

    The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day.
    The Bismarck started firin’ fifteen miles away.
    We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound.
    But when the smoke had cleared away,
    The mighty Hood went down.
    For six long days and weary nights,
    They tried to find her trail.
    Churchill told the people put ev’ry ship a-sail,
    ‘Cause somewhere on that ocean,
    I know she’s gotta be.

    We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea.
    We’ll find that German battleship,
    That’s makin’ such a fuss.
    We gotta sink the Bismarck,
    ‘Cause the world depends on us.
    They hit the decks a-runnin’ boys,
    And spin those guns around.
    When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down.

    The fog was gone the seventh day,
    And they saw the mornin’ sun.
    Ten hours away from homeland,
    The Bismark made its run.
    The Admiral of the British fleet said,
    Turn those bows around.
    We found that German battleship,
    And we’re gonna cut her down.
    The British guns were aimed,
    And the shells were comin’ fast.
    The first shell hit the Bismarck,
    They knew she couldn’t last.
    That mighty German battleship is just a memory.

    Sink the Bismarck was the battle cry,
    That shook the seven seas.
    We found that German battleship,
    Was makin’ such a fuss.
    We had to sink the Bismarck,
    ‘Cause the world depends on us.
    We hit the deck a-runnin’ and,
    We spun those guns around.
    We found the mighty Bismarck,
    And then we cut her down.

    We found that German battleship,
    Was makin’ such a fuss.
    We had to sink the Bismarck,
    ‘Cause the world depends on us.
    We hit the deck a-runnin’ and,
    We spun those guns around.
    We found the mighty Bismarck,
    And then we cut her down.

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. I’m not seeing masks here
    Not good !
    This is civil disobedience!!!!!
    Get those masks on!!

    BREAKING: Rioters Set AutoZone on Fire Near Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct (VIDEO) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/breaking-rioters-set-autozone-fire-near-minneapolis-polices-3rd-precinct-video/

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      This is so sad, all those rioters and looters should be rounded up and jailed for life. This is all over another Crump filled story of lies and the media fell for it all once again and ruining more cops lives because they don’t have the balls to stand up to the race baiters. Hannity and his guests sounded ridiculous tonight, they all fell for this BS once again. It’s all lies, same as Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray or Grey, whatever the heck his name was. Makes me sick and the Government should send the military in to stop these monsters from destroying our country.

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