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February 28, 2018

The Morning Rant

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"Hey, I have an idea: I think it's time we stopped treating MS-13 as a law enforcement problem, and instead, as a military one. Like what George W. Bush did with Al-Qaeda after 9/11. So any gang-banger who gets arrested for gangbanging is inspected for MS-13 tats. The DOJ would have declared that those tats are the equivalent of a military insignia, i.e. a uniform, and if found on the gangbanger's body, off he goes to Gitmo for his speedy military trial and execution. And if MS-13 gets wise and stops tatting up their peeps they send north, then arrested gangbangers should be treated like enemy soldiers captured without uniforms, i.e. shipped off to Gitmo for their their speedy military trials and executions. It's win-win."



Now Here's A National Leader With a "Can-Do" Anti-Terrorism Policy:

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I especially liked this part:

Rodrigo Duterte also said the communists are easier to hit than birds because they have bigger heads.

And:

His latest crass remarks, which the government issued to reporters yesterday, came after human rights groups condemned him this week for saying troops should shoot female communist guerrillas in the genitals to render them “useless”.

Ha! I think Duterte just out-Trumped Trump.




Here's Another MSNBC Brainiac, Stephanie Ruhle, Doubling Down On Stupid:

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Birds of a Feather:

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Some Questions Don't Need To Be Asked:

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Hey Look, I Found a Picture of Pixy's New Server:

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rickl- Lung cancer.

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

kbdabear- Mother's dementia.

CaliGirl- Mom's boyfriend Arthur has cancer. --(12/26/17)- The gold digger that is elder abusing a friend of ours and making everyone miserable with ridiculous demand letters has claimed her first victim. I'm sad to report the special needs son of the elderly victim was found dead today. I have no idea how he passed. He was in his 50's and had no health problems.

Hrothgar- Lost Son in accident; (1/6/18 ) I'd appreciate Horde prayers for my grandson and granddaughter, both still very devastated by the loss of their father, and I truly fear for their futures. The grandson is in real emotional distress, but the granddaughter seems to be pulling out of it, but I can't really be sure.

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

RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes has passed. Prayers for her friends and Family. If you could add her husband Mel, who has Parkinson's and moved into assisted living now without his wife, to the list, I'd appreciate it.

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.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

Booknlass- Relationship with Daughter.

Just wondering- My sister Lisa had a large brain tumor removed, is partly paralyzed and wheel chair bound with memory issues and heart failure - needs prayers for her encouragement and recovery.
Also, our family needs prayers after the recent death of our father, after the passing of our mother last year. We've been through a rough patch.

Lin-duh fell- (1/7/18 ) My husband has been out of work for over 6 months now, has become disheartened with all the rejections, and pretty much given up on looking for a job. His unemployment benefits have run out. He is working on an iOS app that is close to being released so please pray for its successful completion and launch.

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.

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.

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- Our brother-in-law (my sister's husband) passed away yesterday morning. We are mourning the loss of the gentlest of souls who shared his gift of listening, was a Good Samaritan to any in need and was so close to the earth that you were grounded and at peace just being around him.
-Also, Bob's cousin who just finished chemo has been pronounced in remission. Praise the Lord!
-Our other brother-in-law with the cancer around his heart is doing well with chemo/radiation. We pray that it continues successfully and with few side effects.

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- Son's Best Friend was in a terrible automobile accident. Surgeries and long recovery ahead. (1/9/18 )

Iron Mike Golf- My grandsons. Safety and peace for them. Mrs IMG is scheduled for surgery.

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

Teresa in Ft. Worth- (2/10/18 ) Our friend Nic is in need of urgent prayers. He has had a few days of setbacks and continues to decline. His lungs are filled with fluid. His situation is critical. His Mom is requesting that all prayer warriors ask for God's intervention. After almost six months in the hospital, everyone is weary. Our God is the God of miracles!

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

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

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

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. *update* Have had two procedures which have gone well. I am now healing and should know if I'm cancer free in 3 months. Thanks for all the prayers! I'm certain that my positive outcome is due to all the support I've received. The Morons are the best!

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.

Johnny- (12/19/17) About a year and a half ago my wife divorced me. It was all very civil and amicable. Today she told me (texted me) that she is now engaged. This whole time, I've been torn up and depressed, of course, but, I don't know, maybe I was in denial or something, because when she told me that.. Gah. It's really over. That life that I was so excited about, will never come to pass.

Tone Staple- (12/19/17) For a relative with Pick's Disease, and for his family. Pick's Disease is a form of dementia that starts with gradual loss of language.

Arch Stanton- (12/19/17) My dad is recovering from having a pacemaker put in, and battling COPD.

Captain Whitebread- (12/19/17) I've had to go to the local hospital ER a couple of times since heart surgery because I was concerned I might be having more heart trouble. I didn't, but since I didn't have insurance, the bill was huge. I tried paying a little every month, but sometimes I missed because money is really tight.
Monday, I was served with a court summons. The collection agency working for the hospital is taking me to court. I owe $4500. I have no way of paying in full. I have to appear in court with the next 35 days.
All I am asking from the Horde is prayers that a workable solution might be found. I am not asking for money; everyone has done more than enough after my heart surgery and when I almost had my electricity cut off a couple of years ago. I believe that with enough prayer, a way will reveal itself. At this time, I don't know what it is. But I believe there is one.

Ladyl- (12/20/17) My dad is back on Hopice and isn't doing great.

[i]Anonymous[/i]- (12/22/17) A dear friend who survived cancer--twice--died unexpectedly Thursday night. Not from cancer. He was one of the kindest, sweetest people I've known. His widow is in shock, and sitting in their house looking at the tree they decorated together, and their gifts to each other under it.

Patrick from Ohio- (12/24/17) Can you add my Sister In Law Denise she suffers from LUPUS like symptoms and nothing is really working.

JQ- (12/26/17) 'Twas an otherwise Merry Christmas, because it might be Dad's last, as he has advanced cancer. Dad (80s) is ambulatory but slowing down...
The reality of Dad's situation hit hard tonight after I got home and my heart is breaking.
Prayers welcome, if you would please.
Thanks, Merry Christmas, and God bless you all.

Jim, Sunk New Dawn- (12/26/17) From a rather chilly Orlando, FL. 89 y/o Step Mom in deteriorating health. One way trip, and a contest as to what gets her first. Water around enlarged heart, or OldTimers.
Looks like I'll have to make a hasty long term TDY to Orlando, for however long time is left.

DaninMN- (1/8/18 ) Daughter came home from NICU and met her 19 Month old Sister.

mpfs- (1/1/18 ) Mom was taken by ambulance yesterday afternoon to the hospital. Possible stroke. When they took her sugar last night it was... 759. Even the neurologist did a double take.

Catman- (1/2/18 ) My dad died tonight.... Please prayers.

Ron- (1/2/18 ) Please pray for the family of Zack Parrish, the Douglas County Sheriff's
Deputy who was slaughtered in an ambush in Highlands Ranch, CO on December
30. He was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Zack was 29. Please pray for his
wife Gracie and the two little daughters he left.

rocketeer67- (1/2/18 ) Praying for strength to get through a totally unexpected, unforeseen and unwanted divorce from my wife of 20 years. Praying for understanding as to why she has asked for it. Prayers that her eyes would be opened to the hurt that this is causing everyone around her, even if we're all trying to accept it (with varying degrees of sucess moment by moment) with dignity, grace, and love. Most importantly, prayers for our young children, who while appearing to be bearing it better than expected are clearly (at least to me) not themselves.

AllenG- (1/9/18 ) None of my normal pith tonight. I desperately covet the prayers of the Horde.
The 9 yr old son of one of my old HS/Church youth group friends wouldn't wake up this morning. They took him to the ER and an MRI found a mass in his brain. A first surgery to remove it was only partially successful, he still hasn't woken up, and he's been back I surgery for the lady couple of hours.
His name is Brody Nelson. I grew up with his mom, Courtney. They and their family could really use a miracle right about now...

Gabe- (1/9/18 ) I have a couple of good friends, Patrick Porter and Barbie Turner who are both battling cancer. A petition to the almighty by the horde would be huge IMO.

Commander Cobra- (1/9/18 ) Prayers for active Service Members and those who have served.

sulla- (1/9/18 ) I'd ask to have my mother and sister-in-law added. My mother broke her shoulder this week, and my sister-in-law is recovering from a liver/kidney transplant.

jeannebodine- (1/14/18 ) feeling particularly low right now in this brutal winter. My 68-year old husband suffers from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease and he is deteriorating rapidly.
We have no family around us and friends are thin on the ground, even though we always had many friends throughout our lives. Even close friends have disappeared.
It sure is a different world out there than the one I grew up in. Prayers would be so appreciated for my husband and for me, a full-time spouse caregiver.
Thank you so much. Prayers for you and the Horde from my end.

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing- Job issues; (1/16/18 ) A friend's wife of barely 2 years was killed by a train. No word on whether it was an accident or suicide. Prayers for him and his daughters. *update* (2/27/18 ) I'm asking the Horde to pray that I make the right decision about a job offer and that I have the confidence in myself to follow through.

Nathan- (1/16/18 ) Kitsapbass (and family) homeless. Long story short. Wife's ex husband has custody of elder two kids, goes to jail. We move in because state is mandating parent must be in residence, requiring us to break lease. Ex-husband kicks all (including kids he has custody of) out of house because he is upset that we are in the house (even though he knew all this was required by state).

Kim Jong-nun- (1/16/18 ) Please pray for the complete recovery of Wayne DuPree's sister who has the most virulent form of breast cancer.

Northernlurker- Wife has passed, (1/17/18 ).

Czarkazm- (1/17/18 ) We are grateful to God for taking care of our daughter in her first semester at college while earning a 4.0 GPA.

thathalfrican- (1/19/18 ) My mother for healing from her cancer and weight gain. My father for having the weight of the world on his shoulders. My siblings for being so young and having to endure all this. My wife for a safe finish to her pregnancy and delivery of our child.
Some good fortune for my family would be helpful heh.

MISH McConnell- (1/23/18 ) If you would Ad Me & My Family as a Sister of mine has Brest Cancer & has to have a Masectomy on Feb. 6th

s738226- (1/24/18 ) Hi, been a daily reader for like 13 years and would request prayer for my renal failure/dialysis and transplant evaluation. Also please for my family and friends, my ten year old daughter, all the nurses and techs at my dialysis clinic, and everyone in the medical community who helps those in need. I have been immensely blessed but would appreciate the moron's kicking in some intercessions on my behalf.

THORAXtheIMP- (1/27/18 ) My friend, and brother through combat, Kevin Krouse took his own life on Tuesday (I only found out last night). I served in the Marines with him for 3 years. I would ask that you post his name on the prayer list so that God might let his family know they are not alone and there are those who grieve with them.

Katja- (1/29/18 ) I can't say anything too specific about my request, just that I'd ask for prayers for a young man, still a teenager, whom I'll call "A", who is battling depression and suicidal tendencies and continually pulling away from the people who care most about him.

SteveOReno- (1/30/18 ) I haven't reached out before but I have a prayer request for my Son, OReno, Jr. He is newly sober (about 90 days), clean from drugs and alcohol. He is still struggling with the burden of Bipolar I Disorder. He had a psychotic break in 2016, but is compliant with taking his prescribed medicine. He is trying to stay sober and finish his last two terms of College for a degree in Economics. He needs prayers for strength and to make the right choices and renewed faith in God.

Texican(ette)- (1/30/18 ) Please pray for my sister-in-law who needs to divorce her alcoholic husband. An overabundance of hope from her good heart has kept her from doing it, but he has said he won't stop drinking and even her son told her to divorce him. I told her: what would you advise your best friend? Go thou and do likewise.

barbarausa- (1/31/18 ) Son left rehab, texted girlfriend he was "in the woods", then turned off his phone. There isn't a lot we can do but what we've already done, other than pray.
I know there are some major prayer warriors on here, and would be most humbly grateful if you'd send some up for him.

notsothoraeu- (2/2/18 ) Our friend George passed away last night. Please thank everyone for their prayers.

Cheriebebe- (2/4/18 ) Hello,
I would like to ask for prayers for myself please.
I had been having worsening breathing. The little voice in my head said; 'this isn't right, let's get to the Dr.'' They thought I had CHF and maybe pneumonia. The hospital was FULL so no admission, fine, I was managing. They did a thoracentisis to drain fluid from my right lung as it really wasn't CHF and pneumonia. Somehow the initial results were a nothing-burger, but when I got in to see the pulmonary Dr. the results showed metastatic cancer. I'm completely blown away. This is a recurrence of breast cancer that I had battled 7 yrs ago. Please pray for my husband and myself as this is a mortal blow.
I'm only 53 and I am simply terrified. *Thank you*

Deplorable Lady with two Deplorable Cats- (2/4/18 ) Please ask prayers for my long time friend, Stephanie. For the past four years of so she was the sole caretaker of her husband, who was slowly slipping into dementia. Ray passed just a couple days before Christmas. About ten days later, Steph was in the hospital for a few days because of a huge blood clot in her right leg. They were still working on that when she returned to the hospital because of a nasty abcess in her colon. They cut it out, but she has to go back for a resection of her colon in a few weeks to eliminate future problems.
(2/15/18 ) My oldest son's best friend, who practically grew up in my house, had Hodgkins ten years ago and beat it. His latest scan was yesterday, and the Hodgkins is back. Jason has a wife and a set of fourteen year old twins. He's terrified and needs as many prayers and good wishes as possible.

auscolpyr- (2/6/18 )- My daughter is an IDD and on the spectrum. Her violent behaviors require her to live at an ICF at which she has improved but still has occasional outbursts in which she wants to be with me. I love her and want her to understand that where she is at is best for her. I pray for her understanding and a ceasing of her negative behaviors before anything escalates.

Mrs. Leggy- (2/7/18 ) One of my fifth grade students, named Michael, has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be having surgery this Thursday, 2/8/18. We won't know how bad it is until the docs can attempt to remove and biopsy the tumor. I will update this when I know more.

USNtakim- (2/7/18 ) My wife (Jkim) has been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) A progressive chronic arthritis mainly affecting her pelvis and lower back (for now). Her hips knees elbows hands and feet are also involved. She is going to start injecting Humira . Pray for the easing of her pain, success in stopping the progression without side effects and peace for her and me. I have Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) there is no treatment or any cures. I am disabled and lean on her (literally) for so much. Having two chronic progressive conditions is a burden we never counted on. Pray for us.

Curmudgeon- (2/7/18 ) My mother has been mostly bedridden, half paralyzed, and unable to speak since a catastrophic stroke on February 23, 2015. Please pray for her
peaceful departure, since recovery now appears impossible.

Bildo- (2/7/18 )
I almost asked you to pray for my family recently and didn't but if it wouldn't be too much to ask; would you include my joyous thanks for God for answering us and saving me, my mom, my two younger brothers, plus my recently deceased twin brother's children from the financial ruin we were facing by sending a godly man to purchase part of our farm?

Jewells- (2/7/18 ) I hate complaining, so many have way worse problems than I do but my pain level has really gone up several notches with my arthritis affecting my back, knees and foot. I can't walk without a limp anymore. I'm only 29 going on 63 but I feel like I'm 90. My quality of life is shit and I'm battling depression over this and other crappy stuff going on in my life. Just some prayers for strength and some easing of the pain would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Ladyl- (2/7/18 ) Prayer requested for a friend whose two adult daughters are both gravely ill with different illnesses. One has type I diabetes, lupus and kidney failure. She has been on transplant lists for five years. The other, the mother of four boys seven and under, was just diagnosed with cancer of the spine.

garagelogician- (2/21/18 ) I am asking for prayers for my wife and I as we undergo another attempt at IUI to have a child. My wife is 39 years old and has problems ovulating naturally, my counts are on the low side as well. We just did the insemination yesterday, so now we have to wait for 2 weeks to see if we can get pregnant.
This is likely our last try at IUI. Next step would be IVF (at over $35k a pop) or adoption (also likely well over $30k). We had an ectopic pregnancy a year ago, and several other failed attempts over the last 18 months.

hogmartin- (2/24/18 ) feel awfully presumptuous in asking - some people have real problems, after all - but it sure would be nice if this job opportunity works out.

Don Quixote- (2/25/18 ) Mom Quixote, at 89, was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

DeploraBot- (2/27/18 ) My Sister had her Mastectomy & it went well, Lymph Nodes are clear & her Surgeon said she would not have to have Chemo or Radiation in his opinion, But her Oncologist would make final decision at her Appt. on March 6th & Thank you.

Farmer- (2/25/18 ) In-laws in assisted living.

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Please contact Slap through email, as he cannot be around for many of the posts in threads. Feel free to copy and paste emails to him for Prayer Requests.

If he can post in your "voice", he'd like it better. It personalizes the prayer, instead of his shorthand. Be as specific or as vague as you need. Anonymity is, of course, welcome.

He'd also like to pray for the people who aren't on this list. For those who don't choose to publicize their maladies, we understand. You won't suffer in silence. A candle will be lit in your name.

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

Let us console others, O Lord.

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