Friday October 30th – 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. Leon Brozyna says:

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    • Michael Fox says:

      Say, doesn’t candy corn represent the pennant flag for Joe Bite’Em’s nemesis, Corn Pop?

      So, Corn Pop actually won against the “roach lifeguard” Joe.

      I’m gonna celebrate National Corn Pop Day tomorrow.

      You’re such a fibber, Joe, but I do enjoy your fables.

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Wonderful News

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    The newspapers are filled with sensational news these days, but the divine extension of this present age of grace is the most sensational news of all, yet most newspapers rarely, if ever, mention it.

    We are prone to take the blessings of our times too much for granted. We forget too easily that for more than 1900 years the world has been ripe for God’s judgment — ever since His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was crucified and sent from this world a royal Exile.

    All through the Old Testament Psalms and prophets it is clear that the world’s rejection of Christ was to be visited with awful judgment. The Second Psalm, describing the world’s rejection of “the Lord and His Anointed,” goes on to say: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath and vex them in His sore displeasure.” In Psalm 110:1, too, we have the Father saying to His rejected Son: “Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.”

    Yet, when all seemed ready for the divine judgment to fall, God interrupted the prophetic program and saved Saul of Tarsus, the “chief of sinners,” the leader of the world’s rebellion against Christ. More: He appointed this Saul, as the Apostle Paul, to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24), the wonderful news that because Christ suffered, the Just for the unjust, at Calvary, any sinner may be saved by grace through faith, apart from religious or other works.

    “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). And therefore: “To him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:5).

    Judgment will come, but thank God, He has in grace delayed it until now.

    “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Cor. 6:2).

    To the Reader:

    Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:

    “It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles.”

    To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you’ll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.

    Psalm 110:1 <> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

    Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

    2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)


  3. Garrison Hall says:

    I been to Georgia on a fast train, honey . . . Heart music for red-necks from Billy Joe Shaver. Rock on, Billy Joe. RIP

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  4. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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  5. Maquis says:

    Wait for it…

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    The current Director of the FBI (Christopher Wray) worked for King and Spaulding law firm of Georgia just before he was made Director and he hid the information on his resume. He also has Russian investments.

    Kirkland and Ellis is where Bill Barr worked was involved as well in the sale of CEFC (Chinese energy firm) shares to Rosneft
    King and Spaulding represented Rosneft (Russion energy company) (Christopher Wray)

    Hunter Biden was representing CEFC CEO to set up a deal between CEFC and Rosneft per Tony Bobulinski and sat across the table negotiating with Kirkland and Ellis. A 9 Billion dollar deal.

    No wonder nothing ever gets done as they are really dirty.

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    • SanJac says:

      This is beyond infuriating listening to the Payne podcast and what Wray and Barr and others are involved with. These people have become so wealthy selling out this country while working with the “Russian” boogie man who fills their investment portfolio and they should all be stripped of every cent and jailed in the darkest places possible.

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    • SanJac says:

      You can bet this is why the documents and flash drive were tracked. Now watch Tucker will go silent on this whole thing.


  7. Maquis says:

    L’amour en flammes…

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  8. rah says:

    Truckers report.
    (Global warming my ass edition)

    Teamed with Randy to do the Nogales, AZ run. Departed at 02:00 Sunday morning.

    Took the route we prefer across I-70 W to Kansas City and the bypasses south to the US 35 toll road to Wichita, KS where we catch US 54. US 54 across KS and through the panhandles of OK and TX to Tucumcari, NM where we catch I-40 W to Santa Rosa, NM and get off on US 54 again. US 54 to US 70 passing by White Sands to catch I-10 W at Sant Cruz I-10 W to I-19 S to Nogales, AZ on the border with Mexico.

    It took the first shift and got us down to the I-35 service area south of El Dorado a few short miles north of Wichita. Randy took over and started hitting freezing precipitation in SW Kansas. He drove through freezing rain, sleet, and light snow as we skirted the eastern edge of the powerful cold front pushing down through the center of the country. When I woke up the leading edge of our mirrors were covered in ice with icicles hanging down from the lower edges.

    I took over about midnight in a small truck stop south of Vaughn, NM. Randy had gotten down ahead of the leading edge of the cold front. The temp was 45 F when I took over and the wind was howling out of the south east. The ice on the truck starting to melt. Once I had driven 38 miles further SW on US 54 the temp was 70 deg. F! When I yelled back to the sleeper to let Randy know he responded. “I say this with Love! F you!” We both had a good laugh.

    I drove us on to Nogales where I made the delivery they drove up to Oro Valley near Tucson and dropped the special refer trailer at the place where they would load it. I then bobtailed to a nearby WalMart and there we waited. As we waited we heated up the two big bowls of homemade vegetable and beef soup my better half had sent with us and topped that off with the brownies she had given me. Both of us got a nice 4 hour nap before they called us to come get the trailer.

    Randy had had the first shift. When I woke up we were in snow and far behind where I expected us to be. It was dark and Randy had run into Blizzard conditions on I-10 before we got to the New Mexico state line that had forced him to slow to 35 mph for some time. I stayed up. Conditions sucked and I know the route better than Randy. East of Santa Cruz is a long climb over a ridgeline and I suspected we might run into very heavy snow at the crest.

    Sure enough the wind was howling up there and and if it had been plowed the wind had undone the work. Descending on the east side was treacherous in 6 to 8″ of snow. Randy didn’t get over 15 mph all the way down until it flattened out.

    As it got light the view of the high desert we were passing through was that of a winter wonder land. Never expected I would see snow covered tumble weeks rolling but now I can say I have seen such a thing. The east wind in those wide open spaces interspersed by mountains combined with the road conditions makes driving exhausting.

    We started coming across slide offs and checking to make sure the drivers were ok. Came across a car carrier that was slightly jacked off the road with a 4-wheeler slid off near it. Stopped to check. The truck driver said he had stopped to check on the 4-wheeler and his rig had just slid off the road when he was stopped. He was fine but those folks were going to have a long wait for a tow truck I’m sure because they were out in the middle of nowhere.

    I took over in Vaughn, NM and we had to use an E-tool to clear enough of a run for me to get going after we got stuck in the truck stop. I didn’t see a tow truck heading south until I was almost to Santa Rosa. I-40 from Santa Rosa to Tucumcari was a mess with only a single lane open most of the way. As I drove Randy checked his phone to see if we should stay on I-40 to Oklahoma City or get off on US-54 at Tucumcari to go back the way we came. Oklahoma City had a serious ice storm and the reports were not good so we opted to go back the way we came.

    Once I got onto US 54 at Tucumcari road conditions steadily improved. The rest of the trip was routine. I got us to a Flying “J” truck stop on I-35 south of KC. Randy got us back to the terminal.

    So! Blizzard conditions in the high desert not far from the Mexican border in OCTOBER! Global warming MY ASS! Never thought I would see snow covered tumble weeds rolling but now I can say I have.

    As soon as we got to the terminal we dropped the trailer we brought and hooked to a standard dry van in a door at the cross dock bound for TENNECO in Seward, NE.

    Route used was I-69 S to I-465 W to I-865 W to I-65 N to IN 32 W to I-74 W to I-72 W to US 36 W to I-29 N to NE 2 W to I-80 W to NE 15 S to Seward.

    I managed to make that 700 mi. plus run in one driving shift since most of my driving was at night during low traffic hours and the load was only 26,000 lb. I had 6 minutes remaining of my 11 hour drive time when I arrived at TENNECO.

    While Randy dropped the trailer we brought I went in and took care of the paperwork. Got the manifest for what we were delivering signed and signed the six bills of lading for the 39,000 lbs of freight on the trailer we would be taking back to the yard in Anderson, IN. After we were hooked I secured the load with two load straps as Randy did a pre-trip inspection on the trailer. Then I entered the bills into the Samsara tablet for transmission to our dispatch.

    Having a heavier load and driving during higher traffic hours Randy couldn’t make it back in his 11 hour shift and I took over and drove us in from the junction of IN 32 and I-74 at Crawfordsville, IN. Though I am still on call until 06:00 this Friday morning I don’t have many hours left on on 70 hour duty cycle so I suspect they will leave me alone.

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  9. nimrodman says:

    Happy Halloween!

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Friday, October 30, 2020

    “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
    Matthew 24:42 (KJV)

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. amwick says:

    Uncle WP has done something again.. I have to visit via the WP reader… that’s ok….


  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. Dora says:

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. Gary Lacey says:

    At what point does the FBI and 30 armed agents swoop in( Roger Stone) to arrest Joe Biden at his home at 6:00 AM…. you know the narrative…..I’m holding my breath…..I’m waiting FBI……show us you keystone kops jack booted thugs routine!
    I’m waiting!!!

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  18. Dora says:

    She can keep the blades, I’ll take the horse.

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  19. just stevie says:


    “Without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Heb. xi. 6

    Faith in antagonism to common sense is fanaticism, and common sense in antagonism to faith is rationalism. The life of faith brings the two into a right relation. Common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense; they stand in the relation of the natural and the spiritual; of impulse and inspiration. Nothing Jesus Christ ever said is common sense, it is revelation sense, and it reaches the shores where common sense fails. Faith must be tried before the reality of faith is actual. “We know that all things work together for good,” then no matter what happens, the alchemy of God’s providence transfigures the ideal faith into actual reality. Faith always works on the personal line, the whole purpose of God being to see that the ideal faith is made real in His children.

    For every detail of the common-sense life, there is a revelation fact of God whereby we can prove in practical experience what we believe God to be. Faith is a tremendously active principle which always puts Jesus Christ first – Lord, Thou hast said so and so (e.g., Matthew vi. 33), it looks mad, but I am going to venture on Thy word. To turn head faith into a personal possession is a fight ALWAYS, not sometimes. God brings us into circumstances in order to educate our faith, because the nature of faith is to make its object real. Until we know Jesus, God is a mere abstraction, we cannot have faith in Him; but immediately we hear Jesus say – “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father,” we have something that is real, and faith is boundless. Faith is the whole man rightly related to God by the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 30th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Correspondences, they are the spiritual that is made physical. Everything in our physical world has a spiritual beginning and corresponds accordingly.
      Jesus says “when you see me you see the father” Jesus is a correspondence and he is pointing it out. Also…..he is the word made flesh. “On earth as it is in heaven.”
      In the heavenly language, which is spiritual language, it becomes more apparent but in physical speech the message is difficult to relay. Jesus always spoke with intent and that intent was based in spiritual, that’s why it is eternal. (When reborn our spirit is quickened)
      Faith has its beginning in that spiritual, Oswald Chambers is pointing that out, understanding those correspondences IMHO, are a piece of the puzzle to understand faith. “Believe on me” says Jesus, ‘the word’, “in my name” ‘as Jesus’, “if you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done for you by my father.”

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  20. An American says:

    Unseal and release all of Obama’s personal life history documents/records from the time of his birth through to his election to the Senate.

    Requesting for an avid Obama supporter.

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    • William Joseph Murphy says:

      Doesn’t this sound like George Soros?

      “Kalymon was an armed member of the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (UAP) in Nazi-occupied L’viv, Ukraine who voluntarily participated in a series of persecutory anti-Jewish events

      “The Trump administration is creating a new office within USCIS dedicated to reviewing and initiating denaturalization proceedings against thousands of individuals.”

      Maybe that Keynan guy too?

      Fact Sheet on Denaturalization


  21. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  22. Sepp says:

    Prayer of Saint Ioannikios the Great (+ 846)

    My hope is the Father, my refuge the Son, my protection the Holy Spirit. O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

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  23. Dora says:


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  24. Winston says:

    Have you heard the Dim/Swamp/Deep State/MSM/Social Media anthem?:


  25. rah says:

    During the Civil war there was a Union general named George Henry Thomas, known to his troops as “Pap Thomas”. The man was a Virginian that stayed true to his oath to the Union. His sisters, the only family he had left, turned his picture against the wall and for the rest of his life returned his letters and the several gifts he had sent them.

    Thomas was continually forced to sign pledges of allegiance to the Union by his superiors. He saved a good portion of the Union western Army from the disaster at Chickamauga.

    I am at the point now that despite my strong familial ties, I wouldn’t vote for my kin if they ran as a democrat for any position. I WILL have the courage of Pape. IOW the larger national family is paramount to me. Thankfully, my sister is the exception in the family among my siblings. I love her. She is a loving caring woman, but she is a political idiot and does not see what is happening. I will not estrange myself from her, but she may from me if this political strife continues to grow.

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  26. DanDeplorable says:

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  27. SanJac says:

    How is it Christopher Wray can have up to 5 million invested in Russian companies according to his financial disclosures ?
    Bagpipes is also in the same boat.

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. dogsmaw says:

    Matthew 7:7-11
    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: …

    Matthew 18:19
    Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

    Matthew 21:22
    And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.


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