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December 19, 2017

The Morning Rant

talking ape.jpg"I've never understood people at the end of their careers or lives saying they have no regrets. Me, I've got a boatload of regrets: things I did, but shouldn't have, things I didn't, but should have, wrongs I never righted, forgiveness I never gave, favors I never returned, kindnesses I never acknowledged, kind words I never spoke. Yeah, I get that it's all supposed to work out in the end, but I just wish I hadn't made so many mistakes getting here."

[GP seems to be unusually introspective today. He gets like that sometimes during the holiday season]


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

(I've heard that this is common in Sweden nowadays, i.e. parents raising their child as some sort of amorphous blob rather than as a boy or girl but this is to be expected, because, as citizens of the world's most enlightened moral superpower, they're so much better than we are.)


Man Shoots Self In Foot

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(Eichenwald's classic own-goal tweet never gets old)


Another Moral Superpower Weighs In:

GERMAN city of Cologne to hand out ‘anti-rape’ wristbands for women to wear to stop Muslims from raping and sexually assaulting them:

The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, launched a new campaign, focused on respect yesterday. Wristbands with the text "Respect" will be distributed throughout the city to prevent new sexual assaults and rapes.

I note that:

1. Probably few, if any, Muslim refugees can read German.
2. Maybe the rapey rapists are raping because they enjoy raping, not because they are unaware that rape is wrong.
3. The mayor of Cologne is apparently oblivious to both #1 and #2.

Also

4. The mayor of Cologne is a woman

(Perhaps the inclusion of #4 makes me a misogynist. But, in my defense, I observe that trying to prevent rape by passing out wristbands with the word 'respect' on them sounds just like something a morally blind, ideology-addled feminist would do. The fact that she is an elected official is depressing. She should be pelted with rotten fruit and vegetables and ridiculed out of office. Or maybe first ridiculed out of office and then pelted with rotten fruit and vegetables. I'd be OK with either one.)

Well, At Least It's Not Al Franken's Tongue:

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(h/t Nieds Dead Horse)


AoSHQ Prayer List

For submission guidelines and other relevant info, please consult the original post by commenter Slapweasel, who is managing the prayer list. You can contact him at

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rickl- Lung cancer.

redc1c4- General Health. Would like to be healthy enough to look for a j*b.

Abby- Father has passed. Children have ex-communicated.

Carol- Her Brother's eventual passing.

kbdabear- Mother's dementia.

CaliGirl- Mom's boyfriend Arthur has cancer.

Hrothgar- Lost Son in accident.

Ritabootoo- Passed Friday, December 8th. Prayers for Family and Friends. Frequenter of the Pet Thread and our beloved friend.

Fenelon Spoke- Healing for my son and ability to pay healthcare bills.

RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes, who's too weak for the heart surgery she needs, and whose condition is deteriorating rapidly.

Dr. Strangepork- Friend may have had a stroke.

Bebe's boobs destroy- Former co-worker's four year-old has cancer.

Mindful webworker- Wife's health due to longstanding issues.

ibguy- Sister's brain cancer, (gioblastoma).

pookysgirl- Husband's suicide attempt and mental health.

Jade Sea- Husband's cancer

Moron Pundit- Father-in-law's heart surgery.

junior- Employment

Duke Lowell- Son in need of healing.

Miley- Future employment, big move, Mother's cellulitis of leg.

Captain Whitebread- Mother's health and stable employment.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

Booknlass- Relationship with Daughter.

Just wondering- Sister, Lisa, has a brain tumor.

Christopher Taylor- Health and depression.

Lin-duh fell- My FIL passed away 9/27/17. Could use the prayers for my husband finding a job.

Blacksheep- Stage 2 prostate cancer.

Weirddave and Gingy- Gingy's father passing away.

Alexthechick- Father's dementia.

Molly K- Niece killed by elderly driver.

Donna V- Bills to be paid and an alcoholic Brother.

Gushka- Infection after being bitten by her horse. Her friends' mental health after returning from battle.

TonyPete- Friends' terminal diagnosis, Wife's, (Renee), terminal illness.

bergerbuilder- Multiple strokes, out of hospital at end of September.

Chi- Friend's passing, (Lewis), after battle with cancer.

huerfano- Father's recovery from heart failure.

The Oort Cloud- Thalassemia, genetic blood disorder, complicated my hemolytic anemia. "Given" two years by doctor.

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing- Job issues.

Hopped up on Something- Immediate Family member with cancer. Bone pain without opioids, Hospital Policy.

Publius- Father's health. Rheumatoid arthritis, severe pain during flare-ups. Stamina, in general.

Cannibal Bob- Two brothers in law. 1. Brain tumor hospice soon.
2. Just diagnosed cancer around heart and in aorta. Biopsy taken. Stage 3.
3. Cousin just completed 5 rounds of chemo for cancer in abdomen. Reoccurance from many years ago.

Insomniac- 1) That my autoimmune disorder will stay under control. 2) That the work situation I have will continue to come together and grow.

OregonMuse- Shoulder replacement and recovery.

Slapweasel- Father's dementia and Mother's attitude.

Jane D'oh- My husband's elderly aunt, (89), who was admitted to the hospital 11/20/17 with pneumonia. She has COPD, is a lung cancer survivor. Jane broke her foot, prayer for resolve and healing.

USNtakim- My MIL, (73), is going in for surgery 11/22/17 for bowel re-sectioning. Please pray for her and her family.

Iron Mike Golf- My grandsons. Safety and peace for them.

Cheri- Lost Son, (21), in February to hiking accident.

Teresa in Ft. Worth- Lost Daughter, (26) to suicide on September 7th.

Alf767- Employment. 60 y.o. ex-pilot in aviation industry.

Backwards Boy- B'Gal has Congestive heart failure, COPD, scleroderma and arthritis.

Northernlurker- Money issues, does NOT want to dip into investments.

Dang- Esophageal cancer. Starting radiation and chemo week of 11/26/17.

westminsterdogshow- Best friend's Mom, Marge suffered a seizure/stroke. 12/1/17.

Methos- (12/12/17) Mother has Alzheimers and friend Herb died shortly before Thanksgiving, leaving a wife with unspecified memory issues and three adult children.

LCMS Rulz!- (12/12/17) 1) Advancing dementia in my Mother-in-Law: we're going to have to move her all-too-soon;
2) Praise and Glory be for the near simultaneous cancer healings among three of my in-laws.

Michael the Texan- (12/12/17) Difficult divorce from longtime physically abusive wife. Please pray for my wife, too, as this divorce will leave her with much less financial freedom.

Elisabeth- (12/12/17) Chronic stress from my perpetually low income is worsening my known autoimmune problems and probably some that haven't yet been diagnosed, and I've just started my fifth course of antibiotics for a recurrent sinus infection and nothing I've tried to improve my income situation (finding a better job, asking for a raise, selling my work, finding cheaper housing) has worked. Plus, I need new glasses but can't afford the eye exam.

Redinabluestate- (12/12/17) Prostate cancer.

Physics Geek- (12/12/17) Both my mother and stepdad (divorced and not together) are suffering from dementia, with my stepfather's case being somewhat further along.

NoLongerInTheBellyoftheBeast- (12/18/17) I need to have prayers added to the list for a friend and cow-orker named Renee who just got diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I could also use prayers for myself. Major joint pain and long term major depression. And prayers for better finances to pay medical bills.

Through the arguments and the infighting, we all love one-another. Through our faults and occasional vitriol, we have found one-another. The beauty of such an occasion goes beyond words and into the ethereal plane of existence.

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:

http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm

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