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January 15, 2020

The Morning Rant

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"I saw a meme floating around yesterday that claimed that the Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican president since Eisenhower.

"I thought, hmmmm, that's interesting, can that really be true? I decided to do a little digging.

"The site that was on the top of the list of Google results for this topic was snopes, which rated it "mostly false." So I rolled my eyes and clicked on the link, just to see how they'd spin it. The heading they gave it was 'Mostly False'. So I thought, ok, maybe it's just one of those urban legends that is factually deficient. But wait, here is the first thing they said about it:

What's True
Articles of impeachment were introduced against five of the six Republican presidents who have served since President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"So why is this 'mostly false'? Apparently, the Democrats never got around to impeaching Ford, who only served for two years. Well then, it looks to me like the meme is 5/6th correct. Not so fast, says snopes. None of the attempts against any of the other Republicans ever had any significant support from either party. I don't understand why that argument invalidates the claim. I guess snopes is arguing like Whoopi Goldberg, i.e. the GOP presidents may have been impeached, but they weren't impeached-impeached.

"The facts stated in the snopes entry were essentially correct. But the snopes partisans twisted themselves into knots trying to minimize and explain away what the Democrats had done.

"Previously, I had accused the Democrats of turning the impeachment process into just another instrument in their political toolbox, just so they could get Trump. I thought that was a new #OrangeManBad thing. Apparently, I was mistaken. They've been doing this for awhile. Democratic bad faith on this is a lot older than I had realized.

Also, despite the outrageous spin, I actually learned something from the snopes entry. So visiting that site was not a complete waste of time."




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Yeah, That Was Why We Elected Him, Doofus:

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Meanwhile, In Normal America:



Making Iran Great Again:

This is just a collection of some Persian eye candy, actors and models, I found with Google. There's no intended connection between any of them. I think the 'rons will enjoy the hotties, but I don't do so well correctly gauging the tastes of the 'ettes. So we'll see.

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Monday's Celebs: Actress Eva Green and Jonny Lee Miller, whom most of you probably recognize from the Elementary TV series. Both had roles in the 2012 reboot of the old Dark Shadows soap opera daytime drama. I'm actually old enough to remember when Dark Shadows was A Thing.



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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.

Keep calm and pray on. Thank you for your prayers.

Praise and Prayer requests:

Yudhishthira's Dice and girlfriend had their baby. Baby is small, 4 lbs., but can breathe on her own. (YD thanks people for prayers) Will be in NIC for at least another month. Prayers for healing and strength for baby and mom and continued wisdom for doctors.

Fenelon’s organist has boot after having broken ankle. Doing better but needs continued healing so she can give glory to God through her music.

Witch Doctor, prayers for continued healing from depression and suicidal ideation.

Kris’ Husband fell and hit tub. Prayers for recovery, healing and skill for doctors.

Jean, friend of Lady L, has mantle cell lymphoma, which has become active and is difficult to treat. Prayers for healing and wisdom and skill for doctors.

Allison, mid 30’s, new mom, had stroke, needs healing.

Baby Elijah, son of notsothoreau’s co-worker, is on oxygen support in ICU. If breathing doesn’t get better may have to put oxygen tube in his lungs, other son Tylor, was running night fevers and throwing up and may need to be on oxygen as well. Both has asthma. Prayers for healing.

Bygone, daughter is having seizures. Has brain tumor, will have surgery mid-January. Prayers for skill for surgeons for all or most of tumor be removed. That there be no complications and divine healing.

Horus Hearsay, needs healing and pain removal for 2 herniated discs.

Michelle’s son Ian recovering, after a bad accident. Need for stents to hold. Still having nightmares. Doing much better but needs more healing and ability to sleep peacefully. Needs recovery from PTSD for being in ICU so long. Also, mom needs healing for high blood pressure and issues with peripheral pain.

Baldy’s mom in hospital with bleeding. May have to have colon removed.

Barbara, Fenelon’s congregant, needs healing from recurrent cancer

Redc1c4-Having ortho hand procedure today Wednesday-Prayers for successful surgery and uneventful recovery.

Job Request and Financial Issues:

Ralph has new baby daughter but was downsized from job. Is getting a BA in business but needs job so he can support his girl or a financial blessing for school.

Hrothgar, sister-in-law is in serious debt, but H. cannot bail her out, but worries about her health and living conditons. He needs wisdom and strength as he deals with these matters ethically and practically.

Kallisto needs a job.

Insomniac needs a job.

Donna&&&& looking for job


Military Issues:

Prayer for safety of troops in Middle East.

Jane Doh’s husband’s office manager and friend, Theresa, single mom. Her son was deployed to Middle East and she is frantic.


Updates and new requests:

12/3 Prayers for AverageGuy and family after death of 20 year old son by suicide

12/3-Tmitss’ brother has dementia and pneumonia

12/8 Iron Mike Golf-prayers for comfort and strength for family as father has died

12/8-MyLifeisInsanity- Caring for mom with dementia, Husband had non cancerous tumor in brain and having seizures . Prayers for healing from radiation, graceful acceptance of medical situation, clear path through financial questions and difficulties after losing job as a semi driver of 25 years. Boss has been very nice and husband has another lesser paying job, but has to make a decision about retiring, looking into disability or staying with company at another position. Prayers for strength for MLIS too.

12/8 Chavez the hugo- Wife blew out knee. Continued healing

12/8 Cheribebe-Has cancer, is also caring for elderly mother just diagnosed with cancer and dad who is also ill. Needs spiritual uplift and healing

12/8 Slapweasel-Has cancer and is caring for elderly parents

12/8 MAB asked for prayers former co-worker who is a recovering addict. He was just laid off. Need recovery and new job.

12/8 Sock_rat_eeze-Colonoscapy continued recovery from surgery

12/8 McKinley B, 5 month old baby diagnosed with brain cancer, needs healing

12/18 Prayers for family for comfort and strength for rhenninginTX, uncle died, prayers for comfort and strength for family.

1/1 Lizzie’s son has appointment with cardiologist this week. Blood oxygen stats being down, so he may need major heart surgery. Prayers for skill and wisdom for doctors and complete healing.


Requests for continued prayer:

- 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,

- For Laura who has metastastic breast cancer and told she has 3 years to live.

- USNTakin and wife-he asked particularly that she have relief from pain, but strength and relief from pain for both of them.

- Pooky and Pooky’s girl have had a major setback in the process to become adoptive parents. Pooky’s former therapist refused to sign the recommendation form, and now their social worker wants them to withdraw from the program. They ask for prayers as they try to figure out how to move forward.

- ibguy requests prayers for healing for Jenna, the daughter of a friend and colleague, a wonderful young mother with a very serious case of MS.

- ibguy also requests prayers for healing and a return to childhood for Elena, the grand-niece of a co-worker. Elena is a 2 ½ year old girl with serious cancer/tumor, who has been in a hospital most of her life.

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 we 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 welcome. Please feel free to copy requests which you see on the board and send them to apaslo@hotmail.com. I won’t know unless someone tells me! Thank you and God bless!

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:
http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm



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