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August 07, 2019

The Morning Rant

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"As is usual after mass shootings, the progressives are running around with their hair on fire trying to get laws passed that criminals and mentally people will just ignore, just like they ignore all of the other laws progressives succeeded in passing in response to previous mass shootings. They seem to forget that, though.

"Progressives seem to forget a lot of things. Like, for example, the fact there are literally *hundreds of millions* of privately owned firearms in circulation and literally *trillions* of rounds of ammunition out there ready to be used, so, based on those numbers, we should be having a lot more mass shootings than we're seeing. While this is scarce comfort to the victims' families, the point is, this suggests that it's not the availability of guns that is the problem.

"Another fact that progressives like to pretend doesn't exist is there have always been lots of guns and gun ownership in this country, from the very beginning. Yes, I know that a lying hack tried to prove otherwise, but his scholarship was shown to be fraudulent. So, the question is, with all these guns that we've had since Day 1, what's with all of these mass shootings where some flakey idiot grabs a gun and goes nuts?

"Back in the day, this was a lot more rare. And guns were more prevalent. Many high schools had shooting clubs and students would bring guns to school and keep them in their lockers. Even in New York City, the students would carry their rifles to school riding on the subway. And they would use their guns responsibly and then take them home. Responsibility. Hmmm... Maybe that's a clue as to what's different now.

"Also back in the day, responsibility was held up as a virtue. As was restraint, self-control, respect, common sense, and self-discipline. All of the virtues that Drs. Amy Wax and Jordan Peterson get pilloried for because they have the temerity to argue that they're necessary in order for civilization to continue. And, not coincidentally, all of which got tossed overboard by the progressives during the 1960s for being hopelessly outdated and restrictive. But replacing them with a 'do whatever you like to do' sort of hedonism is turning out to be a miserable failure because what far too many like to do is hurt other people. Progressivism's only answer is additional layers of totalitarianism, i.e. more restrictions, just different kinds of restrictions. They don't want to admit the truth of Chesterton's adage that if someone will not be ruled by the Ten Commandments, neither will he be ruled by 10,000 commandments."

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Compare & Contrast:

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Liberal: "You need a 30-round magazine? You obviously suck at hunting."

Conservative: "You need a disarmed populace? You obviously suck at governing."

Who Dis:

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For the 'Ettes:

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Monday's Celebrities: Appearing in the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, we have Eiza González and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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.

Praise report-Fenelon’s son is doing better and making time to see friends. Thanks for your prayers.

Requests for continued prayer:

For healing from cancer:

OldDog in Mo’s wife , Slapweasel (also for an organ donor) and strength in caring for elderly parents with have memory and other issues, Cheribee, also Tami’s daughter, Circa’s brother, VNRedLeg, Scott M., Fox 2!’s friend, Mary Beth for healing from bladder cancer, Mother of a co-worker of Josephistan , Rickl-healing from cancer-he has an additional lesion and numbness in back area, Suzanne’s friend Kevin-told that he has six months to live-is praying for a miracle. Bete in reflection needs healing from cancer

Other continuing health issues and requested prayers for healing: Fixeupperupper’s mothers-kidney function. Michelle’s son- continued recovery from car accident.. Sock-rat-eeze, for things to go smoothly so that he can have reversal of colostomy. USNTakin and wife-he asked particularly that she have relief from pain, but strength and relief from pain for both of them

For healing for Josephistan’s mom who has difficulty with daily tasks and is anxious and withdrawn. Also strength for him caring for his mom as he is alone in doing this. Help in finding a caregiver. He also needs job help.

Hrothgar’s friend, a hospice counselor who needs healing after being affected by fumes from muriatic acid

Healing for Blaster’s son who has issues with depression.

Updates and new requests:

6/29 Hrothgar’s SIL has an elderly beloved pastor of a tiny but vibrant church of older folks. “Sister Charlotte” needs healing of heart issues so that she can return to being that congregations shepherdess

6/29-LadyL asks for prayers for two friends of her daughter: Laura, in her early 30’s was given a prognosis of 3 years to live after a recurrence of metastatic breast cancer. Please storm heaven for a miracle of complete healing. Also, Allison, another of her daughter’s friends, had a stroke two-weeks after the birth of her first child. She is still unable to walk after 6 months. Doubtful she will be able to teach again. Pray that she be fully healed and to enjoy life and her family.

7/1 Hrothgar’s SIL Elizabeth has diabetic related neuropathy. Needs healing

7/3-Maddog’s PSA blood test says PSA has low which indicates no larger scale cancer present, but since cancer spread outside body will be undergoing hormone therapy soon and radiation after that.

7/3-Poster ET going through very difficult time. Needs rough places made smooth.

7/3 For Leslie-for spiritual strength and comfort after death of daughter who died from flu-one year ago February

7/8-Beltway Elite asked for prayers for their mother who had stroke at end of June, leaving her paralyzed on right side. Thankfully she remembers herself and details but faces lengthy period of recovery and physical therapy. Prayers for quick recuperation, management of other health conditions and for Beltway Elite’s sister to act with compassion.

7/13-Winston, a dreg of asked for prayers for his dear friend Dee, who fell and broke right arm near shoulder while on a road trip. Four months earlier had broken wrist, 2nd time cancer survivor. Prayers for healing.

7/13-Empire1 has asked for prayers for her husband, Mr. Empire, who has diverticulitis.

7/13-tbodie prayers for oldest child who is going through a hard time with depression but has stabilized somewhat.

7/16-Deep State in Deep Sh**-Asked for prayer for friend, Tiffany, in 2nd fight with cancer, not as bad as first time but still needs prayers for healing

7/16-Grammie’s daughter is supposed to go on a mission trip to Swaziland in August to work with children and( women?) Who had been in sex trafficking and daughter has to travel through South Africa-Prayers for her safety and of all the people travelling with her,

7/17-Fenelon asks for prayers for Ray, who had chemo and a bone marrow transplant for blood cancer. Needs healing.

7/19-Rickl MRI of shoulder blade showed additional lesion. Has numbness in back and buttocks. May have another tumor. Was starting chemo again July 23. Prayers for healing.

7/19-Prayers for continued healing for Anna Puma’s dad. Had heart attack and stent was put in

7/19-Juddgement’s BIL has severe depression was walking on road in daze, but after some conversation with his BIL is taking his meds without prompting and is doing better. Continued prayers for his recovery and strength for family in dealing with his situation are appreciated.

7/19-Prayers for healing and strengthening for Kindltot’s dad in short term nursing home for rehab, and for safety for Kindltot as they travel back and forth to see their dad

7/19-For pookysgirl and her husband for rough places made smooth- for healing and for dealing with insurance issues as no two plans cover same things

7/21 -Duke’ Lowell’s son in U.S. Merchant Marine head to Suez canal and East Coast of Africa, Prayers for he and his shipmates.

7/23-Dave, having surgery having 3rd disk in neck repaired.

7/23-Mr. Aspirin Factory ‘s childhood friend killed in a freak accident. Leaves behind wife and teenage daughters. Prayers for grieving family and friends.

7/24-Jane D’oh’s son has swollen knee and torn meniscus. Going to see an orthopedic doctor. Needs treatment and complete healing.

7/24-Vic’s brother had a heart attack. Stent put in. Needs to have heart surgery. Prayers for the procedure

7/25-Cookie, friend of Artisanal ’ette, retired Air Force colonel has cancer, told she has 3 months to live. For complete healing. She is also caring for a daughter, a victim of violent rape, afraid to leave home.

7/29-Sturmtoddler had kidney surgery July 23. He is at home convalescing. Surgery was textbook. Just waiting for biopsy on removed cyst. Doctor says mass was removed. Prayers for complete healing.

7/31-LizardBrain’s Brother-in-law and little sister are 1600 miles away from him. Brother-in-law has cancer. Lizards Brain’s little sister’s (n her 60’s) had fetal alcohol syndrome, and has difficulty navigating maze of VA bureaucrats and medical procedures. Prayers for guidance, helpful people, healing, and comfort.

8/4-Vic’s younger brother needs to have bypass surgery.

8/5-Moki’s daughter found out that her immune system is compromised. She had a 3 centimeter hole in bladder and had to have bladder and kidneys reconstructed. Prayers for healing and strengthening in order for her to go back to school.

8/5-Redc1c4’s father has gone to be with the Lord. Prayers for strength and comfort for his dad’s family and friends.

8/6-Mrs. Hadrian IV is having severe pain after having replacement surgery. Prayers for lessening of pain, complete healing, and strengthening, and prayers for Hadrian who is looking after her.

8/6-NaCly Dog’s wife has type 1 diabetes and back issues. Needs more energy and strength and ability to move more easily without pain. Also needs blessings. light, and rough places made smooth.

8/6-Bif Bewalski, continued recovery from spinal surgery.

Job needs:

Emperor County Boy asked for prayers for wisdom and guidance and direction in his job search and in other areas.

Donna&&&& needs FT job in areas of expertise

PDX Republican needs sedentary PT job.

Fenelon’s Spouse is looking for FT job

Hadrian IV is looking for new job.

Insomniac has been in touch with a company about receiving some work in his field. Please continue to pray for him in this endeavor that this does indeed work out for him as there have been many false starts and dead ends.

Wednesdays are days in which mothers in the horde and anyone else says special prayers for children of horde members. Please include the grandchildren as well.

Please note; Prayer requests are generally removed after five weeks or so unless I receive an update. This in NOT because we don’t care; It’s simply because of lack of space. Updates as well as thanks for answered prayer and new prayer requests are always welcomed.

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 gmail dot com

Special Announcement From FenelonSpoke:

Dear fellow prayer warriors at ASHQ,

Due to some medical issues I will be leaving the AoSHQ for a break starting late August and possibly not coming back for at least a month or two. My last day for submitting the prayer list will be August 21st. Up until then you can send praise reports, prayer requests or updates to me at FenelonDirection18 at sign gmail.com. I am asking for someone to prayerfully consider taking over the prayer list. You obviously don't have to be a clergyperson to do this, as Slapweasel did an excellent job when he was able to do this. You just need to be a person who believes in prayer and tries to keep up with the requests as much as possible If you can help. please contact me in the Daily Rant/prayer list or in the e-mail address above. If nobody is able to volunteer ,the official prayer list will have a hiatus. I would like to thank Slapweasel for coming up with this idea, to OregonMuse for including it in his Daily Rant and for everyone who has been praying for ASHQ participants and their friends and family. Thanks for your prayers for my family as well. Prayer is important!

Grace and peace,

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:


Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Bacon Barbecue Chicken Kebabs:

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