Thursday May 28th – 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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  1. Whistling_Past says:


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  2. citizen817 says:

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  4. Lucille says:


    Dog Is Completely Obsessed With His Duck Brother
    The Dodo Odd Couples

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  5. C.S. Lewis wrote the following:

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
    It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    I’m not one to imbibe on too many conspiracy theories, but I must concede that (in their minds) the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions and insights. (They truly are the chosen ones)

    I can understand every country, every community to have some kind of emergency action plan, in case of tsunami or earthquake, I get it, but ultra-rich, ivy league educated, well connected globalist Karens are taking it to the next level.

    Consider this link from the Rockefeller Foundation as a result of a think tank they performed back in 2010.

    Here a group of our betters have brought it upon themselves to be the arbiters of a blueprint to respond to their supposed dooms day scenarios. By coincidence (or not), if you go to page 18, you will see how this group of well-connected billionaire funded do-gooders just happen to imagine a scenario almost exactly like the one we are witnessing right now with this supposed pandemic.

    Here’s the opening line from the scenario entitled “Lock-Step”:

    “In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit”.

    Notice how they use the word “anticipating,” almost with salacious glee. They could have used words like “dreaded” or “feared,” but I think was a Freudian nuance with the emphasis on delight for opportunity.

    The scenario is only a few pages long, so it isn’t too difficult to plow through, but I suggest reading all of their scenarios, not just the one titled Lock-Step.

    Next, by coincidence, we have this Event 201 conference that took place just a few months before this whole stupid Covid thing hit.

    Click on this link and at least watch the first video, the “highlights reel.”

    It doesn’t take too long, but again, it is a repeat, almost exactly, of the Rockefeller Foundation scenario which was made in 2010 by the same types of globalist Karens.

    The whole thing is must see TV so you can roughly figure out the battle plan of these think tankers, but what I found most chilling started at around the 8:23 time stamp. This is where they talk about censoring the internet and media to the point of actually turning it off so that we don’t get information that doesn’t fit their narrative, thus not fit for us to consume… after all they know so much more than the rest of us… don’t they?

    One major theme I found consistent through both of these as a whole was a very limited or non-existent United States of America. Instead they substitute international philanthropic organizations that have the care, wisdom, and character to do so much better than the leading nation in the free world that has done nothing but bend over backwards to feed, clothe, and house the poor around the world, only to be taken for granted and abused for all the generosity we’ve shown.

    Now, what I’m not saying is that I think they started the COVID. I’m not saying that Bill Gates is going to inject us with the number of the Beast so we can worship Satan. I’m not saying that the Illuminati have descended with secret ceremonies to sacrifice children.

    What I am saying is that there are a bunch of opportunists in both parties (but more so the Ds), the deep state, and the media (but I repeat myself) that are vying for total control over the population of the best country that has ever existed in the history of the world, not perfect, but the best. They have used this current stupid COVID “crisis” either as a rough draft for further scenarios, whittle away at true normal to give us a more authoritarian new normal… or… you name it, I still can’t figure it out… mail in elections maybe so they can manipulate the outcome? Who knows.

    I’ll paraphrase the original C.S Lewis quote… Only Karen knows what’s good for you and she can’t wait to prove it.

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  6. republicanvet91 says:

    Chicom19 ground report.

    My daughter went into the doctor today with an issue. After she was checked out, she called my wife and asked if we would come in and pick her up since she was running a fever, and the nurse/doctor did not want her to drive. They gave her a prescription for her issue, but never tested for Chicom19. Smartly so since she had no other symptoms.
    We drove in and I dropped off my wife while I hurried home since supper was on the stove. My wife and daughter got home shortly later. My wife said when she went into the clinic, some of the nurses were not wearing masks. Some civilians there were wearing masks. My wife told the nurse she would just wait where she was since she did not have a mask. The nurse told her it was OK, she could go back to where my daughter was. My wife said there were signs up warning that if you were exhibiting certain symptoms, you should be wearing a mask.

    Interesting how this medical facility is treating people like adults.

    On another note. I have been spray painting in an enclosed space the past couple days. The first day, I only had the usual mask you see lots of people wearing. They look like old surgical masks with the strings you tie behind your head. After the first day, I had paint dust on both sides of my nose where from breathing, the paint dust got behind the mask anyway.
    Today, I wore a KN95 Chicom mask. It was the only one my wife could find at a hardware store after checking several. The KN95 mask had two elastic loops to go around my ear, and a pouch-like covering for my mouth and nose. After painting again, I now not only had paint dust on both sides of my nose, but on my lips as well.

    Although I am no medical expert, if paint dust can get past these masks, I assume a virus can as well.

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    • Linda K. says:

      Masks don’t work but don’t mention it when you are standing in line at the hardware store. I would be interested in your result if you tried a bandana, lots of people are wearing those too. My daughter in law is a nurse and my son a firefighter. When this panic started, they both were on the “social distancing” wagon.
      A few weeks ago, she said it now seems it was not as bad as expected and they both are relaxed and chill. A good lesson for the younger generation to question “authority” when it raises its fist.

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      • republicanvet91 says:

        I would use a bandanna if I had one, but I believe what would work best is an actual industrial dust mask you can normally get at hardware stores. I have used them before and the wire insert you bend to form around your nose is much better.

        The better option for what I am doing would be a respirator type of mask with disposable filters. I had one some years ago and it worked great, but I couldn’t find one anywhere.


  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Highest Expression Of Faith

    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    In Rom. 8:26 we read what our hearts must often confess to be true:

    “…We know not what we should pray for as we ought…”

    But the Apostle hastens to explain that the Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God, adding:

    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom.8:28).

    Believers may not receive whatever they ask for in the darkness of this age, but

    “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (II Cor. 9:8).

    We may not receive whatever we ask for, but by His grace we may have so much more than this, that the Apostle, in contemplating it, breaks forth in a doxology:

    “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

    “Unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Eph. 3:20,21).

    In the light of all this the highest expression of faith today is found in the words of Paul in Phil. 4:6,7:

    “Be careful [anxious] for nothing — but in everything — by prayer and supplication — with thanksgiving — let your requests be made known unto God — and…”

    “And” what?

    “And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”?


    “…and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep [garrison] your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


    • TMonroe says:

      “In the light of all this the highest expression of faith today is found in the words of Paul in Phil. 4:6,7:“Be careful [anxious] for nothing — but in everything — by prayer and supplication — with thanksgiving — let your requests be made known unto God — and…” “And” what? “And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”? NO!!“…and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep [garrison] your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.””

      Further context: “And in the morning, having come back into the city, He became hungry. And having seen one fig tree along the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except only leaves. And He says to it, “Never let there be any more fruit from you, to the age.” And the fig tree withered immediately. And having seen it, the disciples marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” And Jesus answering said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and not do doubt, you will do not only this of the fig tree, but even if you should say to this mountain, ‘Be you taken away and be you cast into the sea,’ it will come to pass. And all things, as many as you might ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:18-22).

      Scripture did not record instances of those disciples rearranging physical tree groves or mountain ranges in such a manner. Could it be that as with the withering of the physical tree pointed to a spiritual occurrence (widely connected with national Israel of the time), the event spoke to the need for and efficacy of faith in prayer, as Jesus had noted previously in the case of the widow and the unjust judge (cf. Luke 18:1-8)?

      John wrote the following in one of his letters:

      “I have written these things to you, the ones believing in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we might ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we might ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked from Him” (1 John 5:13-15).

      Rather than solely ascribing a significant addition for prayer answer expectations to a timeline difference between this letter writing and the words of the Lord from Matthew 21:18-22 (also John 14:12-14, 16:23-24), it is reasonable to conclude that the qualifier of things asked of the Lord “according to His will” was applicable in each instance.

      Notably, there is again a focus on the efficacy of faith and the importance of confidence versus doubt as far as how believers present their requests to God. Moreover, even as Jesus encouraged His disciples to ask anything of Him in His name (cf. John 14:12-14), He gave them His peace (cf. John 14:27) and reassured them in like manner per John 16:33: “I have spoken these things to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world.”

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers! When I see stories about people who rescue abandoned dogs with a disability one thing almost always stands out—they usually describe a love-at-first-sight connection between themselves and their new dog.

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  10. Classically Gail says:

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
    Who’s the Karen-est of all?

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    • Sepp says:

      There’s a funny clip in this with Ethel Merman from the movie Mad Mad . . . World.

      It didn’t include any clips of Karen Walker.


  11. Whistling_Past says:

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Thursday, May 28, 2020

    “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”
    John 15:9 (KJV)

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  13. Dora says:

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  15. Dora says:

    Check the films your children are watching – even Disney!

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  16. FelineFine says:

    Hope the entire Disney enterprise burns in he!!.

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  17. cheryl says:

    I got a kick out of the pictures.
    Husband makes bed for first time in 45 years, wife shares hilarious aftermath photos

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  18. Dora says:

    Someplace inside, I expect these things to happen, yet I am always shocked when they do! Yikes!

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    • annieoakley says:

      I have no doubt ‘Scientists’ created the Wuhan Flu. Got a little corona piece of RNA and stuck those spiky pieces on it that they got from the HIV virus and spread it got lose in Wuhan first. Man pretending to be God is what one would expect from the CCP and the fact that some American scientists were paid to help is no surprise.

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      • annieoakley says:

        Should have deleted “spread” I think it got lose in Wuhan first. Maybe accidentally, maybe just to see if it worked. Lots of American scientists helped build and worked in that Level 4 lab.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Not to ignore our own Level 4 labs that make icky little bioagents of their own. The Soviets created over a thousand strains of anthrax, thousands of gallons of smallpox virus, weaponized ebola – and that’s just the tip of their biowar program. We and the Chinese manufacture chimera bioagents ‘for defensive research’ and we’re not alone, remember AQ’s bioagent program that had us in knots just after 911?

          There are unfriendlies out there who are working on bioagents, a poor man’s nuke, that are effective and largely untraceable and there is a lot of educated people out there who don’t like us. This COVID infection isn’t that big of a surprise to those who’ve worked in the field though I believe the somewhat half-assed response to it is. Get used to the new normal, that’s how it’s going to be from now on and I’m sure that folks like ISIS and the AQ remnants are taking careful note.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And the Democrats immediately made plans to run it for President instead of Biden.

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  19. Whistling_Past says:

    ✝️ On this day ~
    May 28, 1663
    Pastor Joseph Alleine was thrown into prison for refusing to stop preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the “Act of Uniformity” ordered Puritans to either conform to the Church of England or abandon the pulpit, Joseph was one of over 2,000 English pastors evicted. However, he kept right on preaching. Since he did so within 5 miles of his former pulpit, he was in violation of the law. Over the next few years he went back to prison several more times until, worn out from overwork and abuse, he died at the early age of thirty-four. Faithful to the end, he is regarded as one of the most beloved Puritan writers.

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  20. Dora says:


    CARSON CITY, Nev. ( – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is telling Nevada’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to open churches.

    In a letter Sisolak received on Tuesday, the DOJ noted that the governor is unfairly limiting churchgoers while barbershops, salons and restaurants were allowed to reopen May 9.

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  21. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  22. Sepp says:

    Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ

    Holy Ascension May 15th Church Calendar / May 28th civil calendar

    Dismissal Hymn
    Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God and Redeemer of the world.

    When Thou didst fulfil Thy dispensation for our sakes, uniting things on earth with the Heavens, Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, departing not hence, but remaining inseparable from us, and crying unto them that love Thee: I am with you, and no one can be against you.

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  23. just stevie says:


    “And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing.” John xvi. 23

    When is “that day”? When the Ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. In that day you will be one with the Father as Jesus is, and “in that day,” Jesus says, “ye shall ask Me nothing.” Until the resurrection life of Jesus is manifested in you, you want to ask this and that; then after a while you find all questions gone, you do not seem to have any left to ask. You have come to the place of entire reliance on the resurrection life of Jesus which brings you into perfect contact with the purpose of God. Are you living that life now? If not, why shouldn’t you?

    There may be any number of things dark to your understanding, but they do not come in between your heart and God. “And in that day ye shall ask Me no question” – you do not need to, you are so certain that God will bring things out in accordance with His will. John xiv. 1 has become the real state of your heart, and there are no more questions to be asked. If anything is a mystery to you and it is coming in between you and God, never look for the explanation in your intellect, look for it in your disposition, it is that which is wrong. When once your disposition is willing to submit to the life of Jesus, the understanding will be perfectly clear, and you will get to the place where there is no distance between the Father and His child because the Lord has made you one, and “in that day ye shall ask Me no question.”

    Oswald Chambers
    May 28th Devotional

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  24. Riots in Minneapolis.
    Violence spreads to Los Angeles.
    Democrats are in their glory – – deprived blacks, cruel white cops, etc.
    Mad Maxine: “It is all Trump’s fault.”
    Martin Luther King does another slow-roll in his grave.


  25. Lucille says:

    Naturalized US citizen, former DC cab driver, indicted for attempting to join jihad terror group
    Posted May 27, 2020 by Robert Spencer

    When Liban Haji Mohamed was admitted into the country as a “refugee” and later granted American citizenship, was any attempt made to determine his views vis-a-vis Islamic jihad violence? Of course not. Any such endeavor would have been denounced as “Islamophobic.”

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  26. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

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

    1. How the Holy Spirit gave the Apostles insight into the hidden things of the other world.
    2. How the Holy Spirit gave the Apostles insight into the hearts of men.

    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 15th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and May 28th on the civil or commercial calendar.

    The Ascension of Our Savior

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    • Lucille says:

      Profundities presented simply! Thanks again, Sepp!

      If we were to ponder these thoughts every day and pray God for His guidance, we’d certainly have a deeper understanding of our Lord.

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  27. Dora says:


  28. mandy says:

    St. Paul and Minneapolis are both erupting with fires and riots already.

    Multiple youtube livestreams already up and rolling.


  29. rrick says:

    Where is the DOJ on this? Once again, Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.


  30. Lucille says:


    In 2006 Amy Klobuchar Failed to Charge Police Officer Derek Chauvin After Shooting Death of Native American – On Monday that Same Officer Killed George Floyd
    By Jim Hoft – Published May 28, 2020 at 6:28pm

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. mandy says:

    At ZH…y’all know how to get there if you’re interested in reading the piece…

    “Paul Craig Roberts Asks “Where Did My World Go?”

    “I feel like my country has been stolen or that I have been kidnapped and placed in some foreign unknown place that I don’t recognize as home.”

    Totally understand, feel that way myself most days….


  34. Anybody want to guess what kind of a weekend Comey, Clapper and Brennan are going to have? Might be as good as Sullivan’s……………



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