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March 21, 2018

The Morning Rant

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"The whole idea of 'hate speech' needs to be removed from our legal system immediately. Aside from the numerous problems involved with deciding what is and what isn't 'hate speech' (and who gets to define what it is), allowing the most timorous snowflakes to set the boundaries is a surefire recipe for tyranny. And besides all that, the expectation that you somehow have a right not to be offended is ludicrous. Being offended is good. Being offended is healthy. Being offended leads to self-examination. That's how discourse progresses. Anything new is bound to offend at least one person. If nobody is offended, then nobody is thinking."

Here's Someone Unclear On The Concept:

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George Orwell Did Not Intend '1984' To Be A 'How-To' Manual, Damnit!

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No, Virginia, there is no longer free speech in Great Britain.

And even more scarier are the 1000+ 'Likes' this tweet has received.

On The One Hand, At Least Some Dems Now Realize That the Second Amendment Wasn't Put In There To Protect Duck Hunters:

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On the other hand, they don't seem to understand why they're finding themselves in a jam that can only be remedied by an armed insurrection, to wit: they've spent the last 8 years weaponizing the federal government -- and then they gave the keys to Donald Trump. Way to go, geniuses. They've apparently never heard Sun Tzu's famous maxim: Never attack your enemy with something you don't want taken from you and shoved up your butt.

Just a Reminder:

Because Heaven Has Its Own Diversity Quotas:

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I take it, then, that Ms. Walton would sentence a man to live in a wheelchair for all eternity to satisfy her diversity fetish. No, don't yell at me for calling it a fetish. At this point, that's exactly what it is.

AoSHQ Weekly Prayer List

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OregonMuse- (03/06/18 ) On Mar 3rd, I lost my balance while trying to stand up and came down hard on my rear end on a hardwood floor. My shoulder was not hurt, but my lower back was so painful, I had to go in to the ER for an X-Ray. Thank God there was no compression fracture (which is what they were thinking it might be), but these soft tissue injuries are quite painful. I can barely walk with crutches. Please pray that this new injury would quickly heal and not be an impediment to my shoulder getting its range of motion back. Thank you.

Northernlurker- (3/7/18 ) Would like continued prayers for help through the grieving process.

Paisley1333- (3/7/18 ) Could you please add prayers for a dear friend who lost her mother in an accident. The family is devastated.

Michael the Texan- (3/7/18 ) Undergoing a difficult divorce from a physically abusive wife. I began the divorce process in December 2015 and am being battled at every step.

ViridianGames- (3/7/18 ) My youngest daughter, who is 13, is going through a hard time. She's having depression and anxiety issues and is having trouble going to school. She's also said that she doesn't want to live any more.

dwaterman1334- (3/7/18 ) I respectfully ask for prayers for my friend Linda who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is about to undergo a double mastectomy.

ibguy- (3/7/18 ) My Baby Sister Joyce has an inoperable glioblastoma (brain tumor). Doing surprisingly well, physically, but this is a terminal illness. Would appreciate Horde prayers that she continue to do as well as possible physically and cognitively, and that HaShem helps her find a path toward healing.

RKinRoanoke- (3/7/18 ) Asking for prayers for two families struck by suicide. Depression and addiction are real evils.
One gentleman killed himself just days after his daughter's baptism.
Another who was quite a talent at remodeling relapsed into addiction and took his life. The families need all the prayers they can get.

Farmer- (3/7/18 ) Neighbor Jeni just lost her father. It was unexpected, I feel so bad for them. Her husband just lost his father about a month ago.

Brother Cavil- (3/7/18 ) Well Horde, there's a good chance my quest for new employment will take a jarring turn. It seems I was pretty repeatedly and badly screwing the pooch over the last year or two, and a reckoning is at hand. So pray for me, Horde, that I can find the strength and discernment to figure out a way forward from here. Because I feel like I'm out of road and my "Master Plan" has barely made any progress.

never enough caffiene- (3/10/18 ) Please add my stepdaughter Amy and grandkids Emma and Ryan to the list. They are dealing with the changes in their lives from an impending divorce. Emma has been deeply effected due to ongoing severe anxiety issues.

thathalfrican- (3/10/18 ) Mother's Passing. Prayers for the Family.

Sharkman- (3/11/18 ) Little Danica Jane, my buddy's two-year old niece who is about to have her second brain surgery in the last few months to try to stop an incredibly aggressive brain tumor.
Poor little thing has had 3 months of chemo and radiation after her first surgery in November of 17.

WitchDoktor- (Left a cryptic note on the Morning Rant) (3/12/18 ) "Hi everyone. I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy. Good luck."

chavez the hugo- (3/12/18 ) Wife's Cousin was killed on his Harley. Wife's Mother is also slowly going blind.

GGE of the Moron Horde- (3/21/18 ) I've already mentioned my niece on the ONT, she's 5 months old now and has infant leukemia. She's gone through the first round of chemo and it looks like she's in remission, however she still has to do the second round of chemo and a bone marrow transplant before she can be called fully cured.

-And now for the second person. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday. I know it's a highly treatable and survivable form of cancer, it looks like it was caught early and she's in otherwise excellent health. Every little bit helps. Thanks.


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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:


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