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February 20, 2019

The Morning Rant

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"With the USS Jussie Smollet now run aground on Bullshit Island, the media has spent the last few days is hightailing it for the tall grass. As ace discussed yesterday, Brian 'Melon-Head' Stelter on CNN's show 'Reliable Sources' is now claiming that the bogus story was pushed mainly by 'celebrities', but the media reported it with the skepticism it properly deserved. Stop laughing, he actually said this. The claim was thoroughly falsified on social media within minutes of him saying it, but that's not the issue. The larger issue is that Brian Stelter, one of the dumbest men on the planet, has a show. On CNN. And the name of the show is 'Reliable Sources.' Think about that for a minute: Brian Stelter. Reliable Sources. CNN. In order to put that sentence together, I had to apply to the federal government to tap into our country's Strategic Irony Reserves. They're practically depleted now."

This. Is CNN:

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Solid Thinking Here:

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What's Scary Is That These Guys Probably Vote:

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I'm putting up two vintage beauties today because they kind of go together.

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Another Man In Uniform For the 'Ettes:

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Monday's celebrities: Christie Brinkley and Kris Bryant.

AoSHQ Weekly Prayer List

For submission guidelines and other relevant info, please contact FenelonSpoke, who is managing the prayer list. You can contact her at

fenelon direction 18 circle 'a' gmail dot com

(All one word, no spaces)

If you see a prayer request posted in a thread comment, feel free to copy and paste it and e-mail it to her.

Answered prayer:

2/7-Tony from Tampa sends word that his grandmother (age 90) is out of rehab weeks earlier than expected - discharged February 8th. Will continue occupational therapy for some time and well receive limited supervision and assistance. Family hopes for full recovery, but are pleased at her remarkable progress. Tony and his family wish to thank everyone at ASHQ for their prayers.

Job Needs:

Kallisto has part-time job. She thanks everybody for prayers. Please continue to pray as she needs a full-time job.

Prayers for comfort after death:

Mrs, Blutarski’s father died February 17th. Prayers for Mrs. B, her mother and the rest of the family and friends

2/11-Poster Red sent along a concern for Model_1066 who went to their friend's house and found him dead. Friend was an alcoholic. Prayers of comfort and strength for Model_1066 and this other person's friends and family members

Continuing requests:

-Prayers for RickL tumor has grown and has second one in lung. Prayers for complete healing

-Cheribebe asks for “extra prayer boost from horde.” Insurance dragging heels about new chemo treatment and bills are rolling in and finances are snug. Prayers for healing and that situations and insurance may be worked for her benefit.

-Calm Mentor is going through a very difficult time right now. He is at his last bit of money. Please pray that he gets a job.

-Prayers for Slapweasel, Parents have moved in with him. Mom had stroke in June. Dad has demenita and doesn’t know where he is sometimes, Slap is caring for them so he needs prayer as well He also needs a donor for a liver transplant.

-JTB’s cousin has a malignant tumor on pancreas. Needs healing

-BuckIV need prayer for family of his sister whose husband just died after 5 week battle with cancer.
Buck’s sister also has breast cancer which has metastasized to bones. Also, Buck himself asked for prayers that bladder cancer not progress to worse type.

-Renningantx asked for prayers for his uncle Jimmy who had been cancer free for 12 years but aggressive cancer has returned and he has a doctors apt this week. Prayers for complete healing.

-LadyL asked for prayers for healing for a dear friend, Jean, who has had a recurrence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, which is an aggressive cancer and hard to treat

-JQ’s father has advanced prostrate cancer and has been having a lot of pain, JQ works full time and so needs to find a place where dad can be cared for.

1/14-PaleRider asked for prayer for her brother who had surgery for intestinal issues. Please continue to keep him in prayer for healing

1/14-Molly K asked for prayers for her daughter, 19 or so weeks pregnant. Baby is expected to pass soon or at birth. Lymphatic and circulatory systems didn’t hook up right and baby is filling up with fluid. Daughter has decided to not have an abortion. Please pray for entire family for strength and comfort

1/16-Troyrisers mother, Judy has inoperable lung cancer. Please pray for a peaceful passage.

1/16-NorthernLurker needs job or business, sense of direction, and vision and ambition in terms of future occupation.


1/29 Mrs. Empire1 thanks everybody for prayers for Mr. Empire Mrs. Empire asked for prayers that Mr. Empire continue on road for complete recovery.

1/29-PookysGrl report that Pooky started EMDR therapy to rewire his brain to alleviate his flashbacks
It’s tough because session are weekly and they’re uncovering more landmines. Prayers for successful treatment and also for strength. PG who is trying to be a support but isn’t trained in EMDR

1/26-chrjp-Recovering slowly from neurosurgery but very tired and sometimes sitting up is all he can do. Clinical trial through NIH was not successful as tumor is growing too rapidly. Trying to find another treatment option that offers some hope for which he may be eligible. This week he asks for God’s help in choosing a path forward to get treatment and he and wife can find hope for future

1/30-Backwards Gal is back home (has been for a three weeks or so) after scary blood pressure drop and transfusion , B Guy thanks everyone for their prayers, He didn’t ask for this prayer but I am. He’s having financial issues because of gigs being cancelled. Please pray for that situation as well. Thanks.

New requests:

1/17- TonyPete asked for prayers for his granddaughters and daughter caught in bad family situation that has no immediate relief. Prayers for them and that daughter might gain wisdom to do good and not harm.

1/23-Prayers for Uncle Palpatine who was in a serious car accident a while back and needs continued healing and strengthening.

1/29-1/17-Mrs. Vic had surgery but it did not close hole in throat. Will need more surgery probably to be scheduled in March, Please keep she and Vic in prayer.

2/1-Lin-Duh was waiting for the results of an ultrasound following and unexpected pregnancy Please continue to keep her in prayer for God’s strength and comfort

2/1-LadyL asked for prayers for daughter of a friend. After giving birth several weeks ago she had a stroke. She is conscious and has had breathing tube removed, but has no sensation on one side of her body. Prayers for complete healing

2/8-Tonypete asks for payers for his friend Michele. Michele's daughter eldest daughter died as the result of injuries suffered from a fall on Feb. 5 during a hiking accident. Daughter had four children aged 9-15, Also his friend's youngest daughter was diagnosed with cancer on the same day that the eldest daughter died. Prayers for healing for daughter and strength for Michele and family

2/12-Votermom asked for prayers of healing and help for her friend myiq (who has the Crawfisher blog) and is not getting good care from VA Also asked for prayers for friend Mothy's sister who has 4th stage lung cancer.

2/12-Lin-duh is having another sonogram today regarding an unexpected pregnancy. Hoping and asking for prayers for whatever God feels that the best outcome would be.

2/12-Anonymous horde member asked for prayers for his community in NH. They had two boys die within 2 weeks. One 12 year old drowned after crossing frozen river on his way home from school. Another boy. age 14, committed suicide within two weeks of death of first boy. Families and friends and community are in shock and hurting. Horde member asked for prayer that the Lord God would send down Holy Spirit and bring comfort and healing

2/12-SMH reports that his daughter is "travelling down a dark path and taking children with her." SMH asks that her daughter's heart of stone be turned to flesh and that she receive conversion to accept Jesus as Lord

2/12-Fenelon asks for prayers that she be able to find a good PT job to help pay for son's tuition to college. Also she thanks people for prayers for "D". The job he wanted didn't come through and he will have to live on unemployment starting this week and possibly be evicted because he can't pay bills (has no money-long story)so prayers for a job would be appreciated. Thanks very much

2/11-OlddoginMO has asked for prayers for his wife who has pancreatic and liver cancer. A medical test which she was supposed to have was cancelled. Prayers for healing and strength and hope are appreciated

2/17 Prayers -Jewell’s grandson’s wife-Carmen, who is in rehab for alcoholism and has a 1 year old child. She may be suffering from post-partum depression. Prayers for healing and recovery and for Jewell’s grandson and great-grandchild.

2/20-Weak Geek asked for prayers for friend and neighbor for healing. DL, recovering from quadruple bypass performed Monday, February 18. Had 2nd heart attack, almost 10 years to the day after his first one.

Please note: Due to space considerations prayer requests will be removed after five weeks unless an update or request for continued prayer is received. That does not mean we don’t care. It just means that we lack space.

Dear prayer warriors, please copy the list and add the updates. From now on I will be doing only updates for three weeks and than a full list once a month. Please feel free to copy requests which you see on the board and send them to me. I am unable to be on the board all the time, even though it seems like I am, and so if people don’t tell me about prayer requests I may have no way of knowing. Thx and God bless! FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:


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