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August 14, 2019

The Morning Rant

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"You know, we (meaning the federal government) has given a lot of money over the years to fix problems that never seem to get fixed. Like education, for example. Think of the billions of dollars being spent on public schools compared with the functional illiterates our schools produce regularly and yet money continues to be spent.

"Or, what about our blighted urban centers? Like Baltimore. Once again, literally *billions* of dollars in aid has been given, year after year, to the city of Baltimore, but it's still a corrupt, crime-ridden sh*thole. And nobody seems to be asking the obvious questions, why is this happening? Why do we keep spending money and nothing improves?

"This sounds to me like a good project for a journalist to work on. That is, follow the money. Start with whatever appropriations committee makes the decision, find out how much money was allocated, how and where the funds were delivered to the city, what Baltimore city official(s) were authorized to disburse the funds, what departments or individuals received the funds, and how were the funds spent.

"I'm curious because we used to do the same thing with corrupt, Third World sh*tholes, i.e. give them billions of dollars in aid year after year and no matter how much we gave them, they would still remain corrupt sh*tholes. Somebody finally figured out that the money was not being spent on the alleviation of poverty, but was being diverted to the bank account of whatever corrupt kleptocrat was in charge.

"So I wonder about Baltimore. Elijah Cummings is supposedly a rich man, so how did he get so rich on a Congressman's salary? Did he do anything other than the usual "insider trading" type stuff that our elected officials can do but we can't because it's illegal? I don't know, but maybe it's one of those things a journalist should be looking into. That is, when they're not too busy looking for white supremacists under every bed and vilifying a high school kid for wearing the wrong hat."

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The Fredo Memes Are Bustin' Out All Over:

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The New Rules:

The Only Question That Matters:

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Florida Woman > Florida Man

Who Dis:

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For the 'Ettes:

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Monday's celebs: Since I spent all last week flogging the 'Fast & Furious' theme, I decided to have a little fun with my last round. You may not know (or maybe you did) that 2001's The Fast and the Furious was actually a remake (or reboot) of a movie of the same title that came out in 1954. Same general plot, I think: bad boys, hot women, and fast cars. It starred Dorothy Malone and John Ireland. And there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that they married and gave birth to Kathy Ireland. Nor is there any truth to the rumor that Kathy Ireland is Jill Ireland's daughter. For the record, Jill's daughters are Zuleika Bronson and Katrina Holden Bronson.

The Original:

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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

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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:-Flounder’s mother in law got some good news after last medical exam. Flounder thanks people for their prayers and continued prayers are appreciate.

Requests for continued prayer:

For healing from cancer:

OldDog’sinMo’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. For Laura who has metastastic breast cancer and told she has 3 years to live

Other continuing health issues and requested prayers for healing:

Fixeupperupper’s mothers-kidney function.

Michelle’s son- continued recovery from car accident. Sock_rat_eez, 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 Allison- in her 30’s-for complete healing after a stroke after having a baby.

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:

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

7/3-Maddog’s PSA blood test says PSA was low which indicates no larger scale cancer present, but since cancer spread 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

7/17-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 safety for Kindltot as they travel back and forth to see their dad

7/19-For Pooky’s girl 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. Prayers 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.

8/12 Bete in reflection is undergoing treatment for bone marrow cancer and had a biopsy yesterday. Prayers for complete healing.

8/16-Grammie’s daughter is on a mission trip to Swaziland to give nursing care for children and women affected by sex trafficking. For a safe mission ans safe return home.

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

8/1 BifBewalkski-continued healing after 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-Continued strengthening and recovery after knee replacement.

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.

8/13-Eric on total disability. Dealing with an ex wife who’s making things extraordinarily difficult. Asked for prayers for prayers that rough places are made smooth and for protection for his 14 year old daughter while he’s away from her.

8/13-Fenelon asks for prayers for Arlene who is waiting to hear about further heart surgery,

Job needs and concerns:

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.

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.

Anonymous poster needs prayers for more work and rough places made smooth.

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

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