Friday July 10th – 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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85 Responses to Friday July 10th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Mary Van Deusen says:

    A music video for the Chinese TV series Guardian – “What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones. For the Deputy Chief of the Special Investigation Division (SID), who happens to be a 10,000 year old cat.

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    • Mary Van Deusen says:

      For wondering999.
      You enjoy things that are different. Here’s my favorite Blakes 7 video. B7 is a wonderously complicated British science fiction series that can be analyzed as a Shakespearean tragedy. I ran a letterzine for 6 months with the best people I could find to dig deep in the series. The special effects are dreadful. The Federation symbol is our Star Trek emblem tilted. But it was created by the gentleman who did Dr Who, so that explains a lot. All 52 episodes, 4 years, are available on YouTube in a playlist. Magnificent show!

      Blakes 7 – Comedy Tonight from “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

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      • Jim in TN says:

        There have been a lot of people ‘who have done Doctor Who’ over the years. Do you know which one and which of the Doctors he did?


        • Mary Van Deusen says:

          Terry Nation created B7, as well as Dr Who. I actually had him up in our hotel room watching my B7 music videos. At the time I was out of my mind over B7, I wasn’t into Dr Who (as I am now) and ignored all the actors who played the Doctor at the convention. Stupid!


    • czarowniczy says:

      I just can’t buy the ‘bounty’ story. it’s so ‘un-Russian’, it just ain’t how they do stuff.

      We funded the Muj’s killing of Russian/Bloc military and civilian support in Afghanistan for some ten years and they dealt with it without ratcheting up the military pressure on us. They’ve been returning the favor for the twentyish years we’ve been there, arming the Taliban and having a finger or two in the Iranian’s killing of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ny not exceeding what the US did to the Russians during Russia’s time in Afghanistan Russia was assured of a limited, if any, response. I don’t see Russia being pressed to do more than that and risking a major confrontation.


  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Standing Whatever The Cost

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    When the Babylonian multitudes prostrated themselves in worship before the golden god which Nebuchadnezzar had erected, three young Hebrews refused to bow and remained standing, erect and alone.

    When called before Nebuchadnezzar to answer for their impudence and threatened with death in a fiery furnace, they answered:

    “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us… but if not, be it known unto thee, O King, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up” (Dan. 3:17,18).

    This is the stand every believer should take for God and His truth. He is able to deliver us from persecution if we stand true, but even if He does not see fit to do this we should still stand alone, if necessary, for the light He has given us from His Word.

    Many have suffered temporary loss for standing for their convictions. Hebrews 11 lists among the heroes of faith some who were “tortured, not accepting deliverance,” and others who suffered “trial of cruel mockings and scourgings …bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented” (Heb. 11:35-37).

    But we read that these all “obtained a good report” before God and looked forward to “a better resurrection” (Vers. 35,39).

    As the apostasy rises all about us and those who stand for God’s truth are often ridiculed and despised, may God give us the grace to stand true regardless of the cost, remembering that any sufferings for Christ are only temporary while the rewards will be eternal.

    Daniel 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
    18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

    Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
    36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
    37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;…

    39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Alexandra Whittingham performs her own arrangement of “My Funny Valentine”. When I saw this on Youtube I was at first expecting to hear echos of Paul Desmond’s sax or Jim Hall’s hollow-body jazz guitar. Instead her rendering is, if anything, more moody than either of the jazz grates. Here she plays with an intentional slow tempo which sets the mood of the piece. Then she does something that is very musical and surprising: As we are settling into the warmth of the melody she begins a counterpoint melody! This is where her virtuosity really shows. Her arrangement calls for those difficult 5-fret stretches that always seem to accompany good jazz guitar arrangements. But—and you have to look for this—as she’s moving so effortlessly around the fret-board we can hear the counterpoint melody!

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  5. citizen817 says:

    Giuliani interview with Jon Voight…
    on Hollywood’s cultural tyranny and his own political journey

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    • bleep21k says:

      @citizen817 – “Hollywood’s cultural tyranny ..”

      Joseph McCarthy (US Sen WI, 1947-57), of “McCarthyism” fame, targeted Hollywood among others, back in the day didn’t he? Blacklist and all that…

      McCarthy fought “internal communism” within our nation…it was frowned upon.

      We now come full circle I guess, now hollywood types feel it hunky dory to “blacklist” anyone they disagree with huh lol…

      Maybe McCarthy opened Pandora’s box (made ’em mad those socialist)…Kennedy, Reagan, and now Trump – knew and now know “things” we just do not.

      Globalism vs nationalism, or socialism vs capitalism…

      US tyranny started with political correctness.

      My mistake is that I used to laugh off PC.

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  6. “I never saw a purple cow.
    I hope I never see one.
    But I can tell you, anyhow.
    I’d rather see than be one!”

    Gelett Burgess

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  7. Roni says:

    Sundance: “Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified; do not be discouraged because the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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  8. JustScott says:

    Note that there are some expensive operators probing inside the wire.


  9. Garrison Hall says:

    On Tucker tonight, he reported on a racial “sensitivity” session in Seattle that was particularly offensive and overtly racist. Most of these events are, in fact more or less racist. They’re usually taught by race-huksters (who charge big money by-the-way) and, if you had the misfortune to sit through a couple of these, they stick to a pretty similar pattern. Most of us have experienced these things so I won’t say any more about them.

    Most people who are required to attend these things do so as captives—waiting patiently for the damn thing to end so they can get back to work or (if they’re held on Saturday) go home for a stiff drink. One common characteristic of these events is that the communication tends to be all one dimension. You are expected to sit and listen.

    But what if you decide not to play? Trust me on this: race hucksters do not like to be interrupted which they always interpret as a challenge. So, here’s how to challenge a race-huckster’s sensitivity session without getting fired.

    Race Hucksters really hate being called racists. They like to explain how Critical Race Theory says Blacks can’t be racist so what I recommend that you do is to politely raise your hand and tell the huckster that you think he or she is a racist and that the entire presentation is both insulting and racist You follow this by announcing that the whole presentation is a clear violation of your civil rights and the civil rights of everyone in the room. Then, collect your stuff and exit the room.

    Now having done this you will have definitely dropped the feces in the punch bowl so you can expect to have a meeting with your boss, or bosses, or someone in the HR department the next day. They will not be happy with you, but don’t worry because in making your brief speech you have made yourself bulletproof. By mentioning a civil rights violation you invoked Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act which protects against workplace discrimination. This means that, whether you accusations turn out to true or false, you nonetheless have the full protection of the US government.
    They will know that any retaliation or attempt at retaliation against you or the people in the sessions is a big-time violation of federal civil rights law. Because of the Title 7 protections you will have not only made yourself bulletproof, you will have struck a blow for freedom. Trust me, this works.

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    • nimrodman says:

      You could also email your boss and Human Resources director from your phone as you’re walking to your car and inform them that they’ve arranged a racist training session, thereby putting you on record as a whistle blower, securing you from workplace retaliation, and documenting the basis for your later EEOC complaint

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    • Excellent advice Garrison Hall.

      You can sit there for a bit in the audience and let them make their point, let them climb up on their high horse and let them sit there smugly.

      Then be humble but offended.

      Put yourself in the position of victim and them in the position of horrible oppressor.

      If this is done just right, at just the right time, you will not be the only one to walk out of the room.

      Honestly, and not to play the gender card but this works really well if you are a fairly good looking female.

      The males always want to comfort attractive females for some reason and several will always follow you out.

      Use it, whatever works for our side.

      (I hope I am not giving away closely guarded secrets to the enemy here)

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    • Tl Howard says:

      This is what teachers should do when they are forced into the crap of racial sensitivity classes. That’s been going on for almost 17 years in CA, along with the attempt by Arne Duncan, D of Ed head under Obama, that you should NOT write classroom behavioral referrals on black kids because enough of them lead to suspensions from school, yet you should continue, of course, to write them, if you wish, on non-blacks.

      Many teachers are pretty cowardly. The young are especially vulnerable to “suggestions” by administration and they usually don’t know any better, and teachers with experience who don’t wish to be punished by getting bad assignment are vulnerable as well. Teachers unions are useless on such matters. Most local unions have presidents who simply want to keep the job because it comes with perks, perks given by the District!


  10. nimrodman says:

    ““I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television …”

    Uhhhh, honey … Eartha Kitt?

    (she is pretty, tho)

    Javicia Leslie Replaces Ruby Rose as ‘Batwoman’ in Season 2

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  11. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. David Mitchell says:

    I wonder if POTUS or anyone in his inner sphere have seen the documents to previous president had sealed when he took office. School records, passport records, voting record from IL etc. I also wonder if the current POTUS has the authority to unseal these records. You can bet your last dollar that if a democrat gets into the WH the very first thing “they” will do is pour over all of PDJT’s personal records that they can’t get to now looking for anything to embarrass him.

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. Dora says:

    East Coast – the calm before the storm.

    Take care everybody.

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  16. henry says:

    Advert on 6th Avenue July 8, 2020

    Recommended by Sanjay Gupta, NPR and other leftards idjits.
    Transhumanism is here.


  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Friday, July 10, 2020

    “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”
    Ephesians 6:1 (KJV)

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  18. just stevie says:


    “Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.” Hebrews x. 24-25

    We are all capable of being spiritual sluggards; we do not want to mix with the rough and tumble of life as it is, our one object is to secure retirement. The note struck in Hebrews x. is that of provoking one another and of keeping together – both of which require initiative, the initiative of Christ-realization, not of self-realization. To live a remote, retired, secluded life is the antipodes of spirituality as Jesus Christ taught it.

    The test of our spirituality comes when we come up against injustice and meanness and ingratitude and turmoil, all of which have the tendency to make us spiritual sluggards. We want to use prayer and Bible reading for the purpose of retirement. We utilize God for the sake of getting peace and joy, that is, we do not want to realize Jesus Christ, but only our enjoyment of Him. This is the first step in the wrong direction. All these things are effects and we try to make them causes.

    “I think it meet,” said Peter, “…to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.” It is a most disturbing thing to be smitten in the ribs by some provoker of God, by someone who is full of spiritual activity. Active work and spiritual activity are not the same thing. Active work may be the counterfeit of spiritual activity. The danger of spiritual sluggishness is that we do not wish to be stirred up, all we want to hear about is spiritual retirement. Jesus Christ never encourages the idea of retirement – “Go tell My brethren…”

    Oswald Chambers
    July 10th Devotional

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  19. Alex1689 says:

    Someone please sue the NYC government. De Blasio just blatantly said outright that the City will and has been discriminating between peaceable assemblies based on whether the government approves of the content of the speech. Social Justice BLM is okay, all others need not apply. This is a slam dunk violation of the Constitution. If you are in NYC, time to apply for a 2nd amendment protest permit and then step up and sue.

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  20. thrawlbrauna says:

    All of our woes tie to the constitution.. The lack of equal justice, wealth inequality and just about everything else we are dealing with is because our constitution is not being respected or used to guide us. That document was a great equalizer.. both for us and for government.. However we’ve either forgotten how to wield it, or lack the conviction..

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  21. mandy says:

    The implications/potentials of the SCOTUS ruling yesterday which removed the Eastern half of OK from that state and placed it under the control of the Creek Nation are breathtaking. These were discussed for the first portion of the “Godcast” from trunews yesterday. I listened to that part of the broadcast last night – it was quite fascinating!

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      • piper567 says:

        add this one, please…and let’s be careful ab what we promote:


        • mandy says:

          From the news piece he cited:

          “”Jonodev Chaudhuri, ambassador of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and a former chief justice of the tribe’s Supreme Court, said the argument about legal havoc in the state was overblown.”

          Keep reading and you find ….

          short-term implications are largely confined to the criminal context” (What he said, without saying it: LONG TERM IMPLICATIONS ARE NOT SO CONFINED.)

          “it enhanced the Creek Nation’s ability as a sovereign nation to work with other sovereign interests to protect people and to work in common interest” (What he said, without saying it: we just gained a LOT of power.)

          “possible changes” in “civil law” in the following areas: “child welfare cases” “Homeland Security, historical preservation, schools, highways, clinics, housing, and nutrition programs.” I realize that may be seen by some as all very minor stuff, really of little to no consequence for those who, as of yesterday, now suddenly find they live on reservation land. However, some might argue that these potential changes to civil law will directly affect their lives, and perhaps not in a good way….

          And yet … Carlos decided to call those who see and are discussing the long term implications of the ruling ‘cognitively rigid’ and ‘mentally ill.’ I admit it was late when I was listening to Wiles et al, but I do not believe they engaged in ANY name calling. Carlos, on the other hand….


  22. alonzo1956 says:

    Does everybody have a years worth of food, cash, precious metals and the means to protect them? BE PREPARED is what the Boy Scouts say!


  23. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    This is just down the road a piece, if you let it…

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  24. MTeresa says:

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  25. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Some nimrod head of the Texas Division of Emergency Management gave an interview recently where he said that people should wear masks inside their own homes in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The guy is off his rocker. Governor Abbott should get this dweeb replaced ASAP. (Can you imagine growing up with a name like Nim?)
    During a TV interview Chief Nim Kidd insisted that people should wear masks indoors if they have potentially exposed themselves to the virus by being outside. “We still need people to wear the mask out in public, we still need people to keep social distance and isolation; and the one thing I want to try to get across today is we need to do that when we’re in our homes also.”
    “While we believe the community is doing a great job of following the rules when they are outside the home, we really need to be thinking about doing the same thing when we’re inside the home,” he added.
    When asked if maybe people should be wearing masks inside their own homes Chief Kidd responded that they should “if someone has been out in public, for example for a 4th of July celebration, and hadn’t decontaminated when they got home. When asked if people should wear masks in their own home full time he said “it needs to be heavily considered.” Sounds like Nim is coocoo for cocoa puffs.


  26. Mr. Rush Limbaugh, I offer tribute and Prayer.

    “In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.

    In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.

    In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.

    I realized, through it all, that…

    In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

    And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

    Albert Camus

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  27. sturmudgeon says:

    Sundance: I rather doubt that your coming ‘travels’ will include NE Washington State. If they do, and you want/feel the need of a rather remote and private ‘respite’, my wife and I open our home to you. We are about two hours car travel from places like Couer d’alene, Idaho and Spokane, WA. A cautionary note(s): We do not have a cell phone, partly because we would have to hike up a steep hill to obtain enough ‘bars’, to make use of one. Have not had TV since 2003. Thank you and yours for the abundant knowledge gained on your site.

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  28. I just placed my order at my local Walmart for $100 worth of GOYA products! What a shame what the left is trying to do to this company!! 😠😠😠

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  29. The Gaffer says:

    ok. we have the credible US trial. why can’t POTUS either get FDA to approve HCQ (plus zinc) – or fire bureaucrats until he finds an FDA administrator that will?

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  30. Lucille says:

    Breaking: YouTube Takes Down Tucker Carlson’s Video Connecting Terrorist Susan Rosenberg to BLM
    By Joe Hoft – Published July 10, 2020 at 11:05am

    We reported on the connection between a terrorist pardoned by Bill Clinton his last day in office and Black Lives Matter. Tucker Carlson then reported on this but for some reason the video of Tucker’s comments has been taken down by YouTube.

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  31. czarowniczy says:

    A new study just completed by Tulane University shows that ythe Coronavirus particles can stay suspended and infectious for some 16 hours in an ideal environment. WHO, who’s been poo-pooing the idea without really studying it is still not answering the study and the CDC says it will review the study and revise its recommendations.


  32. Bret says:

    I have a favor to ask. A while back someone posted a list of things Americans have done to help in other countries when there was a crisis. This included helping the trapped miners in Central America and fixing the oil rigs in Kuwait. I can’t seem to find it and would love to be able to send it to someone.

    Can anyone help?


  33. 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. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

    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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  34. 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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