Saturday October 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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102 Responses to Saturday October 31st – Open Thread

  1. Leon Brozyna says:

    A special caturday …

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  2. citizen817 says:


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  3. dogsmaw says:

    Blue Moon – Marcels

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    • TRAPPER says:

      What it is supposed to sound like

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      • dogsmaw says:

        Or we could do Sinatra 😛

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        • trapper says:

          Or we could go outside and look out the window

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        • trapper says:

          corn bread, dogsmaw and chitterlings


            • czarowniczy says:

              Thanks for putting this one in. One of my teammates in Vietnam was from Spanish Harlem and he brought Joe Cuba tapes we’d listen to during slack periods, especially in the boonies (and what part of Nam wasn’t?). Bang Bang and Push Push Push made great driving music on convoys too and they could be heard over the prop noise when kicking loads from that noisy-ass C-123K.

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              • rah says:

                Yea! The C-123. Those vibrating round engines with jet assist. They were still in service with the ANG when I was in. My first jump after being assigned to a team in CoA, 3rd Bn,, 10th SFG(A) was a night jump in subzero temps, full combat equipment, rucksack, and skis off the ramp of a C-123.

                Later that winter our team went to Camp McCoy (now Ft. McCoy), WI to train a reserve SF Battalion in winter warfare. We had originally been set to take a C-130 because we were supplying all the skis, snowshoes, and some various other equipment for the training to those reservists. But a C-130 went down due to suspected wing failure and so a bunch of them were grounded. We made the flight from Ft. Devens, MA to Camp McCoy with a stop in Columbus, OH in a C-123 loaded to the gills. I don’t think we got over 2,000 ft AGL the whole trip.

                I’ve flown in a lot more comfortable aircraft but I have an affinity for radial engines and thus enjoyed the flight just as I did the single jump I had from a C-7.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  I did the ‘Boo’ too, where ya had to weigh everyone/thing as it had a max payload just short of what a Chevy pickup could carry. We transitioned pilots from the C-7 to the 130 at Sewart AFB, like going from a VW to a Grethound bus. Boos were damned handy in VN though, they could land and take off in a catbox-size area. Only plane that I believe the VA approved as a source for disability from hemorrhoids.

                  I was at McCoy in the very early 70s when it was an artillery range largely for the Guard. They also used to host a civilian black powder cannon shoot where the teams could fire real cannonballs. Then there were those open-bay WW2 barracks with their coal-fired heaters and water heaters….yummy in the winter. Over the years McCoy had a few accidents too, one I remember was a mortar dropped into a parking area and an arty round overshooting and taking out some off base farmer’s cattle. Also, the Army’s Basic Airborne School held a 2-week basic airborne course there for a while to meet the needs of the Reserve and Guard soldiers who needed to be jump qualified but couldn’t get the full 3 weeks off.

                  Then there’s always the Sparta Butterfest…


                • rah says:

                  Yep! They always woke me up when they came around in the early morning hours to fill the coal bunkers in those barracks. The last time I was at McCoy was during the winter of 92-93 and they were still using coal to heat those barracks. I liked being TDY to those kind of places with the unimproved WW II barracks and mess halls. It was like getting a taste of what the GIs had during WW II.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      “Once in a Blue Moon”


  4. Margot says:

    Please tell your doctor if you have an election lasting more than four years.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Especially Trump and you’re running against a (….) (do I gotta fill that one in?).


    • Jim in TN says:

      How long after Trump’s inauguration are the meatheads going to start racing to New Hampshire and Iowa?


      I suspect Nikki Haley will start the day after the balls. So, hours!


  5. nimrodman says:

    Happy Caturday!

    Orange kitty who jumped out of burning building is ok, eating and playing

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Cause Of Retarded Growth

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    In the physical realm retarded growth may be due to some mishap or may be simply one of the results of the curse, having no direct bearing on the behavior of the parents, and certainly not of the child itself. In the spiritual realm this is not so. God has made abundant provision for every child of God to grow to spiritual manhood, and Paul rebukes the Corinthian believers for not having grown.

    The trouble with the Corinthians was that they did not have much appetite for the Word; they did not have a passion to know and obey the truth, for the babe in Christ who “desires” the pure milk of the Word will surely “grow thereby.” This was the trouble with the Hebrew believers too, for when the Apostle would have gone further into the great subject of Christ as “an High Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec,” he was forced to write:

    “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull [Gr., nothros, slothful] of hearing” (Heb. 5:11).

    This is precisely the cause of the carnality among believers today. During World War II there were several occasions when parents came to the writer with letters from their sons in the armed forces, explaining that a code had been arranged by which “Johnny” could let them know to which theatre of war he had been sent, but that now it was difficult to understand his letter. Together we would sit down and study the letter in detail in an effort to make out exactly what it was that “Johnny” was trying to make his parents understand.

    Such interest and concern over a letter from “Johnny”! And appropriately so, but do the majority of believers show such interest in the Word of God to them? They do not. They are satisfied with “the simple things,” with knowing only a few passages which “warm their hearts.” This is the root cause of the spiritual immaturity in the Church today.

    Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.


  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:


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  8. Margot says:

    Many of you have probably seen this video before, but I thought I’d post it for those who haven’t. Cat comforts anxious dog and they become best buds.

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  9. Margot says:

    I kept hearing this song in my head for much of today, don’t know why. Anne Murray:

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers! I know I’m preachin’ to the choir about this but I truly think that people who care about animals are blessed. I thought about this tonight when I found Boots, our 14 year old foundling kitty asleep on my wife’s lap (actually, they were both asleep . . .). He’s been with us since he was a little lost kitten, hiding in a bush between our houses and crying in fear and hunger. While I was puzzling over what to do, my long suffering wife squared the circle by simply reaching into the bush and bringing the little guy into the house for some food and comfort. He fit right in and now, 14 years later, I found them both asleep together on the couch. Life is good.

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  11. Garrison Hall says:

    I’ve been a movie fan for most of my life. Most recently I watched “13 Hours” which is about the Benghazi siege that Hillary Clinton tried to blame on some guy Youtube video. It’s a well made film and, trust me, you’ll like it from end-to-end. But I also like those kinda obscure “small” films that talk about people who triumph in challenging circumstances. “Fly Away Home” is one of those. It’s a film about, of all things. a father-daughter team who used an ultralight plane to train a flock of geese to head South. Perhaps you’ve seen it. If not it’s a great winter’s evening entertainment. I promise. One the high points of the film, however, is Mary Chapin Carpenter’s rendition of “10,000 miles”.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Here’s the story behind the film. From the comments section on the video:

      This song is perfect for the ending of the film FLY AWAY HOME. The film is based on William Lishman’s autobiography FATHER GOOSE. In 1993 he took off from his farm in Ontario with eighteen geese following him in a V-formation. They all flew south to Virginia. Then Bill returned home. In the spring of 1994 all the geese flew back to his farm on their own!

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    • GB Bari says:

      My wife and I have watched this movie many times and it doesn’t get old.
      Anyone who watches this and doesn’t feel warm inside multiple times best get an X-ray to see if you really have a heart.
      Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin are perfect in their respective roles. The small supporting cast is also great. The geese are outstanding.
      Excellent family movie.

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  12. Lucille says:


    Sound Sleeper…

    Maine Coon Kitten Alert…

    Cozy Afternoon Rest…

    Awaiting the barbecue…

    Garden fluffy…

    God bless us, every one!

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  13. Linda K. says:

    I wasn’t going to do this, but here it is. Monster Mash.

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  14. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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  15. Texian says:

    Memoirs of an Oilfield Diver
    The Epic Archive

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  16. Dora says:

    Such Cuteness! 🙂

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  17. Dora says:

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. DanDeplorable says:

    If You don’t tell them…

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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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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Happy Halloween infidels!

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  22. just stevie says:


    “Faith as a grain of mustard seed…” Matthew xvii. 20

    We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may be so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact with Himself. God wants you to understand that it is a life of FAITH, not a life of sentimental enjoyment of His blessings. Your earlier life of faith was narrow and intense, settled around a little sun-spot of experience that had as much of sense as of faith in it, full of light and sweetness; then God withdrew His conscious blessing in order to teach you to walk by faith. You are worth far more to Him now than you were in your days of conscious delight and thrilling testimony.

    Faith by its very nature must be tried, and the real trial of faith is not that we find it difficult to trust God, but that God’s character has to be cleared in our own minds. Faith in its actual working out has to go through spells of unsyllabled isolation. Never confound the trial of faith with the ordinary discipline of life, much that we call the trial of faith is the inevitable result of being alive. Faith in the Bible is faith in God against everything that contradicts Him – I will remain true to God’s character whatever He may do. “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” – this is the most sublime utterance of faith in the whole of the Bible.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 31st Devotional

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  23. rebel53blog says:

    Sir Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90
    R.I.P. Sean Connery

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  24. WeeWeed says:

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, October 31, 2020

    “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you…”
    1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)

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  26. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  27. 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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  28. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Rest in peace James Bond.

    Sean Connery passed away at the age of 90.

    G_d bless him.

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  29. Tornarosa says:

    USA forces Babylon Bee to retract story. Responsible journalism at last!

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  30. dogsmaw says:

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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. 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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  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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