Sunday May 31st – 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:

    source: icr.org

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    • Whistling_Past says:

      Andraé Crouch’ s words and music should not be forgotten.
      “My Tribute: To God Be The Glory”

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    • Feisty Hayseed says:

      Jon Rappaport gave a powerful argument last week that Pastors, Reverends, Fathers needed to have the Courage to Stand Up to Government imposed Lock Downs, Social Distancing limits, congregant size restrictions, etc. He said that Pastors needed to Fling their doors Wide Open without any restrictions, and if they did not have the Courage to do so then they needed to explain to their congregation that their connection / relationship to and their commitment to follow God’s guidance and direction was too weak for them to continue to lead the congregation and they should resign and ask someone in the congregation with the requisite Courage to assume their responsibilities. I concur.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Feisty Hayseed says:

    COVID-19 Tyranny Agenda Updated.

    The best that I can figure out, this is the Democratic Socialist / Leftist / Progressive Platform (Slogan: “No Borders, No Walls, No USA at All” or “Illegal Aliens & Refugees First!”)

    1) Open Borders
    a. Refuse to pay for Building the Wall and fight any attempt by President Trump to declare an Emergency and/or reallocate money from other government departments to Build the Wall,
    b. Need to “re-imagine mission” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) & Border Patrol by Deemphasizing Controlling the Border and Deportation in favor of Increased Diversity (Our Strength) which will require hiring more Lawyers and Social Workers,
    c. Decriminalizing (Not Deporting) Repeat Drunk Driving by Illegal Aliens,
    d. Illegal Aliens immediately qualified for all types of Government Social Welfare programs (Medicaid, Food Stamps, Welfare, etc.)
    e. Give Illegal Aliens COVID-19 Stimulus Money.

    2) Sanctuary Cities & States
    a. Releasing Criminal Illegal Aliens from Jail without notifying ICE,
    b. Driver Licenses for Illegal Aliens with Automatic Voter Registration,
    c. Sanctuary Cities & States Remain Eligible for All Federal Government Grants, etc. No discrimination permitted on basis of Sanctuary status.

    3) The Dreamers
    a. Legalize Continuously with Work Permits,
    b. Push for Rapid Path to Citizenship.

    4) Extend into Infinity Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Foreigners from Somalia, Yemen, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan, South Sudan & Syria (Remember: Diversity is Our Strength!).

    5) Abortion on Demand for Any Reason up to and immediately after Birth
    a. Fight ANY Restrictions to Abortions On-Demand
    b. Keep pushing for Federal Government Funding of Abortions,
    c. Keep pushing for Funding Abortions Worldwide through Foreign Aid,
    d. Keep pushing for Funding Planned Parenthood through any means necessary.

    6) Elections – Stop “People of Color” Voter Suppression!
    a. Eliminate the Electoral College. National Vote Wins (Crooked Hillary would have won),
    b. No Identification Needed, you just say who you are,
    c. Everybody allowed to vote by mail (Mail-In Voting with Harvesting)
    d. Extend Early Voting period everywhere.

    7) With 300-500 cable channels and NetFlix and myriad Streaming Services available, Fund National Public Radio (NPR) / Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

    8) Heavily Fund Federal Government Social Justice Grants (Free Money) (e.g., National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities, Peace Corps, State Department for “Migration and Refugee Assistance.”)

    9) Outlaw All Guns, but call it “Common Sense Gun Violence Control”
    a. Begin by outlawing “Assault Rifles” / “Assault Weapons” i.e. AR-15s, AK-47s and All “Scary Looking” Rifles,
    b. Then Outlaw ANY Semi-Automatic Weapon (which includes virtually All Hand Guns),
    c. For all remaining Guns (single shot pistols and shotguns) make Gun Registration Mandatory,
    d. Then Confiscate All Registered Guns, making the 2nd Amendment Null & Void.

    10) Green New Deal
    a. End Oil and Natural Gas extraction and production in the USA
    b. By 2030 – 100% Clean Energy produced by Wind & Solar
    c. No diesel or gas combustion engine transport including airplanes, trains, trucks and cars
    d. All of which will magically generate Millions of New High Paying Green Jobs ;-D

    11) Free Stuff! (and More Free Stuff to come!)
    a. Current Student Loan Debt Forgiven (should get the current college and recent graduate vote!)
    b. Free attendance at four-year public colleges and universities for families earning up to $125,000 a year
    c. Age to Qualify for Medicare reduced to 60

    12) COVID-19 Tyranny Agenda
    a. Create Civilian Army of Public Health Workers to Test, Track & Trace, Isolate, Quarantine & Vaccinate Non-Compliant Citizens.
    b. Maintain the Lockdown / House Arrest of the American People and the resulting Economic Destruction (Non-Essential Businesses Closed) as long as possible. The More Pain the American People Feel the More We Gain.
    c. Demand that the Federal Government Pay for the consequences, including loss of Tax Revenue, of State and Local Government Decisions (Lockdown / House Arrest, Closing Non-Essential Businesses).
    d. If you really want to Terrorize your constituents – Use Police to harass, threaten, arrest and jail people for violating Social Distancing recommendations! It’s Great Fun!
    e. If you Really, Really want to Terrorize your constituents mandate that COVIID-19 patients be transferred to Nursing Homes (Way To Go Governors Cuomo, Whitmer, Wolf & Newsome!)
    f. Due to COVID-19 fears, release criminals from prison to commit more crimes.
    g. Virtue Signal by wearing a Face Mask in Public (which does absolutely nothing to protect anyone, but does display Moral Superiority).

    13) Congressional Investigations of everything President Trump says and does and tweets hoping to Impeach President Trump Some More.

    I do NOT believe that this platform is what most Americans want.

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    How Long is Long?
    by Pastor Ricky Kurth

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    Speaking of his salvation, the Apostle Paul said,

    “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting” (I Timothy 1:16).

    But if the word “longsuffering” means to suffer long with someone, how can Paul say that Christ showed forth “all longsuffering” to him? As Saul of Tarsus, he didn’t join the rebellion against God until Acts 7:58, less than a year before he was saved. God certainly hadn’t suffered with Paul for very long!

    But in saving Saul, the Lord didn’t just show longsuffering to him alone, He showed it to all mankind. In the past, “the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah” (I Peter 3:20), but it only waited 120 years (Gen. 6:3). After God judged mankind with the flood, He started all over again with Noah, the father of all nations (Gen. 10:1-32). God endured those nations for 200 years, showing more longsuffering. But when they built a tower in rebellion against Him, He saved Abraham, and made his seed His favored nation, putting up with them for 1500 years. Even more longsuffering!

    After God sent His only begotten Son to His favored nation and they crucified Him and stoned His prophet, you would think that God’s longsuffering would have been exhausted. You would think God would have given up on mankind and judged us with the worst judgment the world had ever seen, the Great Tribulation (Mt. 24:21). Instead He saved Saul of Tarsus, the leader of the world’s rebellion against God, to show forth all longsuffering. Paul’s salvation was the culmination of all the longsuffering God had shown in all human history. It was one small step of longsuffering for a man, one giant leap of longsuffering for mankind.

    But God did not show forth this longsuffering merely as the culmination of all His longsuffering in the past. He also showed it forth “for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting” in the future, and the longsuffering the Lord showed Paul is the same longsuffering He has shown to mankind ever since.

    “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that…” (Titus 3:3,4).

    After that, what? After that you’d think the wrath of God would fall on us, just as you would have thought it would have fallen on the world when they stoned Stephen. Instead we read, “after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared” (v. 4)—and it’s still appearing some 2,000 years later! Now that’s “all long-suffering!”

    Have you believed on Him to life everlasting? The Lord Jesus died to pay for your sins and rose again (I Corinthians 15:3,4), and all He asks is that you believe He died to pay for your sins. Why not “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” right now “and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/how-long-is-long/

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    How Long is Long?
    by Pastor Ricky Kurth

    Print This Article

    Speaking of his salvation, the Apostle Paul said,

    “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting” (I Timothy 1:16).

    But if the word “longsuffering” means to suffer long with someone, how can Paul say that Christ showed forth “all longsuffering” to him? As Saul of Tarsus, he didn’t join the rebellion against God until Acts 7:58, less than a year before he was saved. God certainly hadn’t suffered with Paul for very long!

    But in saving Saul, the Lord didn’t just show longsuffering to him alone, He showed it to all mankind. In the past, “the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah” (I Peter 3:20), but it only waited 120 years (Gen. 6:3). After God judged mankind with the flood, He started all over again with Noah, the father of all nations (Gen. 10:1-32). God endured those nations for 200 years, showing more longsuffering. But when they built a tower in rebellion against Him, He saved Abraham, and made his seed His favored nation, putting up with them for 1500 years. Even more longsuffering!

    After God sent His only begotten Son to His favored nation and they crucified Him and stoned His prophet, you would think that God’s longsuffering would have been exhausted. You would think God would have given up on mankind and judged us with the worst judgment the world had ever seen, the Great Tribulation (Mt. 24:21). Instead He saved Saul of Tarsus, the leader of the world’s rebellion against God, to show forth all longsuffering. Paul’s salvation was the culmination of all the longsuffering God had shown in all human history. It was one small step of longsuffering for a man, one giant leap of longsuffering for mankind.

    But God did not show forth this longsuffering merely as the culmination of all His longsuffering in the past. He also showed it forth “for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting” in the future, and the longsuffering the Lord showed Paul is the same longsuffering He has shown to mankind ever since.

    “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that…” (Titus 3:3,4).

    After that, what? After that you’d think the wrath of God would fall on us, just as you would have thought it would have fallen on the world when they stoned Stephen. Instead we read, “after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared” (v. 4)—and it’s still appearing some 2,000 years later! Now that’s “all long-suffering!”

    Have you believed on Him to life everlasting? The Lord Jesus died to pay for your sins and rose again (I Corinthians 15:3,4), and all He asks is that you believe He died to pay for your sins. Why not “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” right now “and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/how-long-is-long/

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I guess this is a new meaning for the phrase “double tap” with a hand held device.

      Sorry, should have waited a little longer to see if it would load. I think that might happen more if my device is connected to the home 2G Wi-Fi, rather than the home “5”G Wi-Fi option.

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  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Andrew Breitbart……ahead of his time. “WAR”. There is a link between Andrew and President Trump. Not much has changed since Andrew was alive:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/5/andrew-breitbarts-iconic-war-cry-finds-context-tru/

    Best analogy:

    “To fight back in this war you need to use asymmetric tactics. You need to throw everything you have every day and be ready for the next battle as soon as the last one has been fought because they’ll just keep coming. And the real target in this war is the will and spirit of the American people.”

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      For a long time many guitar makers, taking after their Spanish forbears, liked to claim that their designs (what you could see of the internal bracing and top thickness) were unique and highly secret. This was basically a marketing ploy because, in fact, luthiers paid very close attention to the “great” instruments that sometime passed through their shops. By the 80’s however, most builders were freely admitting that their guitars while usually not real copies or replicas were nonetheless built “in the style” of say the famous instruments of Hauser or Fleta, or Romanillos. Somewhere I have a letter from Fritz Ober where he mentions, if I recall it right, that he he liked to build guitars influenced by both Hauser and Rominallos. I’m not sure which guitar this resembles (from the sound it could be either) but I do not that he used curly maple backs and sides which tend to give a somewhat brighter sound than you usually get with more traditional Brazilian or Indian rosewood.

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  8. nimrodman says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      One of the worst parts of this is I have a friend still in LEA who’s telling me this has become sort of a niche business. Some of the looters will, at a later time, come back to the businesses and try to sell back to the businesses they looted some of what they’ve looted. They sell back at a dime or so on the dollar and the owner gets some stock back while the minority outrage krewe justifies it all on…well…some form of perverted social justice.

      Where are the brigades of Korean shop owners when you really need them?

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  9. cheryl says:

    Chris Cuomo’s viewership has plunged by HALF since he contracted Wuhan virus
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/chris-cuomos-viewership-has-plunged-by-half-since-he-contracted-wuhan-virus/
    Cuomo’s stunning ratings nosedive came after interviews with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in lighthearted segments that were widely panned as ratings stunts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  10. rd says:

    Which is a better analogy for Antifa and the Progressive Democrats?

    Is Antifa the Frankenstein Monster that the Big City Blue State Democrats created and nurtured?

    Or

    Are the Antifa recruits the innocent cuddly Mogwai that the Democrats fed victimization, hate and lies to create the monstrous little Gremlins that are looting and burning down the city?

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  11. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  13. Whistling_Past says:

    On this day ~
    May 31, 1792
    ✝️ Preacher, evangelist, Bible translator and missionary, William Carey, preached a sermon on this day that has been called deathless. Based on Isaiah 54:2-3, this sermon launched the modern Missionary movement. Mission text books agree that it changed the world. Thousands, perhaps millions have read or quoted the two most remarkable phrases from it: “Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God!”

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  15. Dora says:

    A new life.

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Sunday, May 31, 2020

    “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:”
    Colossians 2:6 (KJV)

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  19. rah says:

    A word of warning to ANTIFA, BLM, and any other idiots.

    The trucker ain’t stopping or even slowing down at any BLM or ANTIFA road block, be it human or otherwise. My own life and well being takes priority over those of any number of scum or those stupid enough to be out and about with them.

    “Graphic Video Warning – Man Dies After Being Dragged by FedEx Truck During St. Louis Protest”

    https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2020/05/30/video-man-dies-being-dragged-fedex-truck-st-louis-protest/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=todays_hottest_stories&utm_campaign=20200530

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “ain’t stopping or even slowing down at any BLM or ANTIFA road block, be it human or otherwise. My own life and well being takes priority over those of any number of scum or those stupid enough to be out and about with them.”

      If EVERYONE did that, the problem would be solved. I have no idea why people are going to stop or slow down when usually the intent of traffic blockers is to smash your windows and drag you out of your vehicle for whatever strikes their demented thought process.

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    • Thank you Rah for you comments here. It is good to hear from you and glad you will not stop for the rioters. I wonder what happened to the amazon truck driver who left his truck nearby this fed ex truck.
      God bless you

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      • rah says:

        This week for this on call truck driver.

        The economy is gradually coming back. Truck traffic picking up.
        Called to go out at 17:00 Monday. Lear Logistics load. Bobtail to Lear in Indianapolis (off Hoyt Rd.) to hook to trailer. Take trailer to Lear Logistics in Romulus, MI. Drop in door and hook to another trailer to bring back to Lear in Indianapolis, then bobtail home.

        They had me leave an hour too early. Sat at Lear in Indy for an hour waiting for the trailer I was to take to be loaded. I-70 East bound downtown is closed as they repair overpasses so I had to drive west on I-70 to get to I-465 and take it up the east side to get to I-69.

        This run is tight on time even without detours. If things don’t go right one can easily run over on their 14 hour duty cycle time. I arrived that the Universal warehouse in Romulus, MI that handles Lear loads and where I have gone a dozen times before. Gate guard let me in. As I was opening the doors to put the trailer in a door a yard jockey came driving up and told me I was at the wrong place! He told me that Lear had moved to another warehouse two weeks ago!

        Checked my trip ticket and sure enough there was an address different than the one I was at. My fault. Thankfully the warehouse I had to go to was just a mile away but finding the road to get back to it in the dark wasn’t easy. Finally found the place and dropped and hooked.

        Drove back to Lear in Indy and dropped & hooked there. At both Romulus and Indy we are required to Transflow the signed and stamped Bill of Lading (BOL) proving delivery and the time it was delivered. Transflowing requires picture scanning the trip ticket which has a bar code for routing and then the signed and time stamped BOL. Each stop also requires the driver fill out a routing slip that had all kinds of Lear and Penski routing numbers on it to hand in with the BOL. All this stuff takes time. And of course I had to once again go the long way around to get on I-69 to get back to Anderson. So it was a 16 1/2 hour work day when I finally parked the truck at the Anderson terminal at 07:30 Tuesday morning.

        Went in and talked to Josh in dispatch to get the scoop on if it was likely I would be called again and to tell him to warn drivers to make sure they know that Lear in Romulus is in a new place. Josh told me to “get some rest” or IOW, he expected that I would be going out again after a break.

        Got the call at 08:00 Thursday morning. Come in and depart Anderson NLT 10:00. TENNECO load to the Advanced Auto Parts Distribution warehouse in Kuntztown, PA (off I-78 a few miles SE of Allentown). If I failed to make the 21:00 delivery time the company would lose $1,000 due to a failure to perform penalty. Needless to say I would have to push it the whole way.

        Usually I use Indiana hwy 109 to get to I-70 when going east but that road is closed for construction so I have to take Indiana Hwy 36 west to US- 35 south to hit I-70 just west of Richmond, IN. From there it was off across I-70 East to the PA turnpike to Carlisle, PA where one catches I-81 north and that junctions with I-78 east in the Harrisburg area. Since PA has such high fuel taxes we can only fuel in that state in an emergency so I always stop at the Love’s truck stop about 7 miles east of Zanesville, OH to top off my fuel and take my mandatory 30 minute break. That was the only stop I took enroute. I arrived at the Advanced Auto Parts facility at 20:34.

        The challenge is finding a place to park to take a 10 hour break late at night. Lucked out and found a spot at one of the out of the way places I have learned of over the years of dealing with the terrible parking situation out east.

        The pickup for my back haul was in Allentown, PA. That took me 18 miles the wrong direction for getting home. My appointment time was 13:00 and I arrived at 12:20. They put me right in the door and I was loaded with plastic gaylords full of plastic slugs that are used to make bottles for bottled water. BOL said the load weighed 38,180 lbs. I opted not to adjust my trailer tandems until later because the route out to the interstate was rather constricted and having the trailer tandems forward, where they were, cuts down on the turning radius of the rig and thus makes it easier to make tight turns. The first permanent weigh station I would come to is west of Cambridge, OH and I would have to slide my tandems back to make sure I was legal before I got there.

        When I departed the shipper my GPS indicated that I had just 5 minutes more drive time than I would need to get back to Anderson. The load did not deliver until 07:00 Monday morning so I would drop the trailer at the terminal for a day cab driver to deliver.

        Coming back across the PA turnpike my check engine light came on. I pulled into the next service area on the turnpike and went through the process of bringing up the malfunction codes on the dash display. I called the breakdown line and gave them the codes. They informed me that all I probably needed to do was do a standing regeneration of the pollution control system. I went through that process where the truck high idles at a rate that causes the exhaust system to reach a high temperature that burns the soot out of the ceramic filter. The process can take up to 45 minutes and sometimes one has to do it twice. I lucked out and it took 20 minutes and worked the first time. So I had logged my 30 minute break while doing the regen and slid the trailer tandems back to move weight onto the tractor drives and make the load legal and then hit the road again.

        The weigh station in Ohio was closed and all I had to deal with was some very heavy rain on the way back. Made it back to Anderson with exactly 30 minutes of legal drive time remaining. Turned in the paperwork and parked the trailer on the lot then fueled, cleaned the mirrors and glass, and did a post trip inspection on the truck. Stopped at the garage door and greased the fifth wheel, then stopped at the dumpster and got rid of the trash and two pee bottles I had practically filled up. Then parked the truck.

        Friday was an overtime day and I had an overtime day last week also, so the paychecks are looking good.

        Got 5 hours of sleep then went to work mowing my lawn Saturday. Grass had grown like crazy in a week due to all the rain we had. After mowing the lawn I changed the oil in the new zero turn mower I bought late last summer. Though the manual for the Kawasaki engine says to change oil after every 100 hours of operation and to change the oil filter every 200 hours I did my first oil change at 20 hours. It just makes sense to change the oil after 10 to 20 hours of operation in a new engine going through it’s break in period. Oil looked nice and clean. No matter what the manual says I will always change the filter when I change the oil. The time spent also gave a chance to give that mower a good once over and to find the various greaseserts for lubrication. After each use of the mower I use my leaf blower to clean it and get all the accumulated grass and leaves out of the nooks and crannys.

        Steve and I took our dogs for a nice long walk. Though the weather was perfect for having a fire and I would have loved sitting around the fire and talking with Steve, my friend and neighbor, I was just too tired. Took a shower and ate. Then I sprayed down my lower legs and feet with biofreeze to try and ward off the cramps that always come at night now after I have worked my legs hard or been sitting long periods in the drivers seat. I woke up two hours after going to sleep with a cramp in my right foot and sprayed it again and took two aspirin and then laid down again and slept for 10 hours straight.

        Today my objective is to trim my hedges. Never trim hedges until after they have bloomed and now that the lilac blooms are gone I can trim them. Other than that I will spray the northern exposer of the house with stuff to kill the mold that is trying to turn my gray siding green.

        Though I am back on call I’m going to gamble that they will leave me alone until Monday and will be doing boneless western style beef ribs on the grill for Sunday dinner. That’s a slow process but man it’s worth it. Use hickory chips in a smoker box and that adds an extra complexity to the flavor that we love. Toss salad and potato salad will round out the meal. Always tank up on a good meal when at home and have to opportunity to grill. Sorry, I don’t have enough to share.

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        • bcsurvivor2 says:

          rah
          I find your posts fascinating.
          Thanks for giving me a glimpse into your world.
          Thank you.
          I love lilacs…

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        • Lucille says:

          Wow, rah, that was fascinating! Since I’m likely old enough to be your grandma, I’ll play the senior card and pass on some advice my father gave me when he used to drive long hours. Just in case you’re not already doing these: spend 2 minutes at each truck stop doing beneficial leg exercises (you can find YouTubes on this) PLUS drink a lot of water to keep hydrated. Definitely helps with the cramps.

          Also, keep on writing…you have a gift for it. The more you write, the better you get. Then you also get the pleasure of sitting back during off hours and saying to yourself “You know, that’s a pretty good read” and feeling kinda proud of yourself for making the effort.

          Safe driving and God bless!

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          • rah says:

            Can’t stop usually because of the nature of my job I’m often on runs that are already running behind schedule. And if your old enough to be my grandma you would be about 100 years old. I’ll be 65 years old in August.

            Have a great one. Lucille.

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        • rah says:

          BTW they didn’t leave me alone. I depart at 22:00 tonight (Sunday) with a load of replacement parts to deliver to a Toyota distribution center in N. Kansas City, MO Monday morning. Then I pickup a load of who knows what in N. Kansas city, and take a break and then drive back and deliver the load in Terra Haute, IN on the way back.

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        • This makes me tired just reading it! I don’t know how you do it all. Driving thru Pennsylvania with all the narrow long tunnels must be hard. Do you just sleep in the truck for your ten hours off ? So much paperwork and so many regulations.
          Just saw this..i still haven’t figured out word press.
          God bless you

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “any BLM or ANTIFA road block”

      I noticed in the footage before the trucker incident showed personal vehicles deliberately left in the highway to block it.

      Why isn’t a big construction front end loader sent down the highway at speed to clear the obstructions?

      Let those thugs explain that to the insurance company.
      “Oh, I was involved with inciting a riot”

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  20. Pale rider says:

    Something brought to my attention this morning while ‘pondering’ our nation.
    I read lots of NDE (near death experiences, it is an extreme experience where we are laid bare to our selves) and a common occurrence is after death some people are lead down dark paths into places of torment, or paths of light into bliss.
    In the former experienced, at some point the spirit realizes its fate and struggles to escape but only by divine intervention is it saved.
    Spiritual first, physical second is a rule: In this line of thinking, we are being lead down a path of destruction as a nation, we can turn back but it will be by divine intervention we are delivered, IF we repent. Always the spirit/person repents and asks for Jesus to deliver them.
    Not new, just relevant for our time.
    This part of our history of today gives me great hope. I know not all people Will repent even when faced with destruction, (for some crazy reason they feel they deserve it, trust me we don’t) but some will, and I look forward to that time. Many are right now. Adversity brings opportunities, this is no different.

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  21. Shark24 says:

    Happy Pentecost! Enjoy my parish Mass.

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  22. ncbirdnwrd says:

    Today is Pentecost Sunday…come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!
    I went to Mass this morning for the first time since mid-March and lit a candle for our VSG President.
    Thank you Lord.

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  23. LCPUSA says:

    33% of the shoppers at kroger in warren michigan have no masks today.

    one week ago they ALL had masks. the dam is breaking.

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Walmart outside of Orlando was the same. very busy. Certain items were missing…still short on TP and my deviled ham in a can was non existent.. Cookware was sparse, no flashlights (getting ready for hurricane season)
      Sam’s Club was next…..Oh my goodness….The line for the registers looped all the way to the back of the store..We ditched the cart and left.
      Orlando is really quiet. No reports that I can find of any problems. Tampa is another story….

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  24. Badwolf73 says:

    Since many of the rioting is happening in areas and states that will be looking for federal bailout money, isn’t it possible this is another reason for so much damage?

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    • Lucille says:

      The goal of anarchists is the breakdown of society. They don’t want bailouts; they want failure and they want it now since failure is comfortable for them. The psychopaths take pleasure in destruction. They don’t think rationally like you and me. Tear down, not build up. Unreason not reason.

      The puppetmasters behind the scenes wish to have all the power to enrich themselves, not the so-called downtrodden. They use the mentally unbalanced to further this goal.

      The governor of Minnesota has a daughter who is all in for the anarchy and egged on the masses via her Twitter account (until she was forced likely by Daddy to delete her posts since she was letting his cat out of the bag). She loves the destruction and hopes for the “revolution” brought about by her sick comrades.

      So much for social distancing when it comes to the takedown of America.

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  25. just stevie says:

    GOD FIRST

    PUT GOD FIRST IN TRUST. “Jesus did not commit Himself unto them…for He knew what was in man.” John ii. 24-25

    Our Lord trusted no man; yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, never in despair about any man, because He put God first in trust; He trusted absolutely in what God’s grace could do for any man. If I put my trust in human beings first, I will end in despairing of everyone; I will become bitter, because I have insisted on man being what no man ever can be – absolutely right. Never trust anything but the grace of God in yourself or in anyone else.

    PUT GOD’S NEEDS FIRST. “Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God.” Hebrews x. 9

    A man’s obedience is to what he sees to be a need; Our Lord’s obedience was to the will of His Father. The cry today is – “We must get some work to do; the heathen are dying with out God; we must go and tell them of Him.” We have to see first of all that God’s needs in us personally are being met. “Tarry ye until…” The purpose of this College is to get us rightly related to the needs of God. When God’s needs in us have been met, then He will open the way for us to realize His needs elsewhere.

    PUT GOD’S TRUST FIRST. “And whoso receiveth one such little child in my name receiveth Me.” Matt. xviii. 5

    God’s trust is that He gives me Himself as a babe. God expects my personal life to be a “Bethlehem.” Am I allowing my natural life to be slowly transfigured by the indwelling life of the Son of God? God’s ultimate purpose is that His Son might be manifested in my mortal flesh.

    Oswald Chambers
    May 31st Devotional

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  26. mandy says:

    Just heard this from one of the YT gardeners I watch:

    “Teach a man to fish, you feed him for his lifetime. Teach a man to garden, the whole neighborhood gets zucchini.”

    🙂

    (h/t Roots and Refuge Farm on Youtube)

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  27. Lucille says:

    Florida: Muslim researched targets for jihad massacre, including at Honeymoon Island

    May 30, 2020 by Robert Spencer

    Here yet again authorities are not asking and will not ask what may be the most important questions: where did Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari learn his understanding of Islam? What mosque did he attend in the Tampa area? Has that mosque been investigated? Why not? What if it is teaching jihad?

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/05/florida-muslim-researched-targets-for-jihad-massacre-including-at-honeymoon-island

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  28. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

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

    1. How the Holy Spirit gave them comfort in their sufferings.
    2. How at times, by His will, their bodies were made untouchable by fire.

    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 18th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and May 31st on the civil or commercial calendar.

    Seventh Sunday of Pascha

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  29. Sepp says:

    Sunday of the Holy Fathers

    On this day, the seventh Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the First Œcumenical Synod, of the three hundred and eighteen God-bearing Fathers, which took place in Nicæa.

    There is a PDF with the description of this Synod in English at this link and under Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

    http://www.imoph.org/Theology_en/Pentekostarion.html

    Although I have not read it, this book has been suggested to read about “The Œcumenical Synods of the Orthodox Church” by Protopresbyter James Thornton.

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    • Sepp says:

      Sunday of the Holy Fathers

      318 Fathers of the First Œcumenical Synod

      Troparion / Dismissal Hymn
      Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

      Kontakion
      The preaching of the Apostles and the doctrines of the Fathers confirmed the one Faith in the Church. And wearing the garment of truth woven from the theology on high, she rightly divideth and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.

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      • Sepp says:

        “Œcumenical Synod”

        The late Professor Constantine Cavarnos prepared a lecture that was later published as a small book – “Orthodox Christian Terminology” in English.

        He explained on pages 12-16 the reasons for and importance of using Œcumenical Synod to reject a connection to the aggressive Ecumenism movement and to distinguish Orthodox beliefs and practices from falsehood.

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  30. P says:

    What on Earth is Happening? Current as of 5/31/2020

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  31. 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. A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. 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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