Open Thread, Monday 17 March 2014, Feast of St. Patrick



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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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26 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 17 March 2014, Feast of St. Patrick

  1. Knight4GFC says:


    I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

    I arise today through the strength of Christ with His Baptism,
    through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial,
    through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
    through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

    I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubim
    in obedience of Angels, in the service of the Archangels,
    in hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets,
    in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors,
    in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today, through the strength of Heaven:
    light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendour of Fire,
    speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea,
    stability of Earth, firmness of Rock.

    I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me:
    God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me,
    God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,
    God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,
    God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me,
    God’s host to secure me:
    against snares of devils, against temptations of vices,
    against inclinations of nature, against everyone who
    shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

    I summon today all these powers between me (and these evils):
    against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul, against incantations of false prophets,
    against black laws of heathenry,
    against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry,
    against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    against every knowledge that endangers man’s body and soul.
    Christ to protect me today
    against poison, against burning,
    against drowning, against wounding,
    so that there may come abundance of reward.

    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
    Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
    Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

    I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
    Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of Christ. May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. Amen.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all here!

  2. texan59 says:

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day all. See y’all in a few. Top-secret, super-dooper spy mission. 😉

  3. barnslayer says:

    Open letter from Sipsey Street Irregulars to CT state troopers:

  4. Rest in peace, Ms. Scott.
    I mean no disrespect to this woman when I say to the people who are shocked about this: “You’re idiots.” Mick Jagger had to be interrupted during a drug-fueled orgy with a bunch of 30-something cougar groupies while on tour in Australia to be told about her death. He was always open about his indulgence in that sort of thing, and nothing’s changed. Even when he lived with his daughter, who was in her 30s, he’d regularly bring 20-something women home to boink, and that made her a little uncomfortable. Not sure why. Ms. Scott was his latest and longest “girlfriend” after Jerry Hall and Bianca, both of whom finally realized they were just being used by a 15-year-old boy who refused to grow up. I’m sure “L’Wren” (nice name) was perfectly happy with this arrangement. She was surrounded by all the beautiful things money can buy. Why wouldn’t she be happy? (sarcasm warning)

    • I guess I’m a little biased about Jagger. I still remember him singing at Altamont out in California while people were bleeding to death in the front rows and he just kept singing. He’s just kind of a bizarre dude.

  5. From Burge:
    Q: Why do the Irish wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
    A: So we can more easily CGI ourselves out of the incriminating videos.

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    Please read and be informed on this matter. Putin is the same now, as he was then. Just different tactics than what was used in the “old regime”. His game of chess is impressive.

    “…‘Christian’ Putin has returned the brutal heel of the Marxism-Leninism ideology which made atheism the official doctrine of the Soviet Union down on the people of Russia’s newly-acquired Crimea.”

    The KGB tiger called Putin has never changed his stripes
    Christianity already being forced out in Russian-controlled Crimea

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Cites ‘separation of powers’ to avoid ‘separation of powers’
    Obama threatens to veto bill which would force him to obey the law

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    Moscow Accuses Ukraine of Electronic Attack on Satellite
    Attempt to disrupt communications satellite is latest incident in mounting cyber war between Moscow and Kiev

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