Dear KAG!: 20190719 Open Topic

This (Q+2)TH OF JULY / FREE SPEECH FRIDAY open thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA / KAG! / KMAG world (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG!).

(We’re celebrating KAG! AGAIN tonight with our VSG!)



You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on.

Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it.

Keep it SOMEWHAT civil. They tried to FORCE fake Orwellian civility on us. In response, we CHOOSE true civility to defend our precious FREEDOM from THEM.

Our rules began with the civility of the Old Treehouse, later to become the Wolverinian Empire, and one might say that we have RESTORED THE OLD REPUBLIC – the early high-interaction model of the Treehouse – except of course that Q discussion is not only allowed but encouraged, and speech is considerably freer in other ways. Please feel free to argue and disagree with the board owner, as nicely as possible.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven.


SAY IT LOUD, AND SAY IT PROUD!

MR. PRESIDENT – I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?

TIME TO….

DRAIN THE SWAMP

Our movement

Is about replacing

A failed

And CORRUPT

Political establishment

With a new government controlled

By you, the American People.

Candidate Donald J. Trump

Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

LOOK! Dangerous vegetables that require CENSORSHIP!!!

There might be MISINFORMATION!!!

I’m sorry, but I can stand these COMMUNISTS of “whatever” race they are – typically pasty white hipster dweebs – which somehow makes ME a “white supremacist” for calling these damned communists communists, but…..

OH, JUST FUCK YOU, COMMUNISTS!

The banning of Health Ranger and Natural News will forever condemn these communists in tech to the NAZI CORNER of the history books. PROG NAZIS right now are very nearly as bad as the early German Nazis, who had not yet taken control of the German press, but were already inhibiting free speech in Germany. ANTIFA is their beginner street thugs, just like the KPD thugs in pre-Hitler Germany, who ginned up and fought with the brownshirts.

COMMIES VS. NAZIS is like ALIEN VS. PREDATOR. Whoever wins, WE LOSE.

You want to know who is behind this stuff? ADAM SCHIFF.

What a sick little pile of excrement, and I hope he ROTS IN GITMO.

The trouble is, this guy simply sent the signal that the DEEP STATE TECH was waiting for:

Talk about a cynical poll. People like ME who care about FREE SPEECH also care about DISINFORMATION, so we are part of that cynical 77% which is then applied to MY SPEECH, not THEIRS.

See how that works? It’s EVIL.

Consequently, you can bet that I have moved AWAY from Firefox, which can no longer be trusted.

And notice that these censorious hipsters are even helping with the “deepfakes” evasion by the pedos and Clinton-Obama CRIMINALS.

WHATEVER.

Move to BRAVE.

Or move to the FORK of Brave by GAB, called DISSENTER.

WHATEVER. We will work around the ERROR that is censorship.

AND WE WILL MAKE AMERICA…..

WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT.

W

811 thoughts on “Dear KAG!: 20190719 Open Topic

  1. “this is depressing” says Mandy.

    What’s with your Eeyore-ish postings yesterday and today, Mandy? We are not the other treehouse. Seriously I don’t get it. We’re all smart enough to know Ilhan’s rock star welcome was staged. I don’t understand bringing crap news and tweets here (like your one on Ivanka yesterday) that highlight negative BS when there are so many positive, factual things to focus on.

    Perhaps you are having an ‘off’ week or something. I hope that’s all it is, but you seem discouraged lately, and that puzzles me.

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    1. Uh, really? Crap news and tweets? Are you now the Eeyore police? We also need to be aware of the negatives that are out there among the masses, don’t you think? Your post seems to be a bit judgmental, IMO, and harsher than need be.

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      1. Figured I’d here from you 😊 I did not police, and I see no judgment in expressing puzzlement to Mandy. I can find negative stuff everywhere. I’m not reading it HERE. I fail to see how that restricts Mandy’s freedom (or yours) to continue to post what she wants.

        Have a #MAGA Day 🇺🇸

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      2. We do indeed (very much) need the “negatives” brought here, but not in a toxic fashion which allows the other side’s propaganda to work. I have to be honest – I don’t have time to re-frame every one of Mandy’s posts, so I greatly appreciate those who talk back to the propaganda she doesn’t seem to see. I would prefer if people don’t get sucked into back-and-forth or “trolling outcomes” from these posts, but hey – it’s a free speech site, and I personally break out the popcorn and champagne to see free speech increasing here.

        Just like your post, and Alison’s! 😀

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        1. I think I kind of identify w/Mandy, in that we don’t always consider how what we say could be taken by others. Hey, no-one’s perfect and that most certainly includes me! I appreciate EVERYONE here, regardless.

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        2. When evaluating posts and commenters I look at the consistent patterns of their posts and who they are blaming or in what direction are they pushing the blame. Telling! But some events and some news are indeed bummers! Analyze, evaluate, move on

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              1. Oh, you know exactly what would happen under the Green New Deal.

                Leftist leaders would be the only ones riding in planes, and they would turn into flying drunken, drug-fueled, cigar-smoking orgies.

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      1. Wolfie!!! I am gonna bring the Cinci Trump Rally HERE!!! as best I can!!!! I will be sending pics and videos to Sylvia and she will post (fingers crossed)!!!!

        Mandy!!! If you can get to Cinci!! You can go with me and my sis!!!!

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        1. THE MARICA SISTERS – at a TRUMP RALLY!!!!!! Whooo-Hooo!!!

          Somebody needs to warn the Trump Team – they will have to adjust the Lights and Sound to the Marica Sisters super-enthusiasm level!!!!

          I hope they will get into a spot behind PDJT and hold up a sign with lots of !!!!!!!!!!!! added!!!

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      2. Mandy needs a hug from Marica 💖😘

        Thanks, Wolfie for your always-wise counsel. I could have, and should have, worded my first comment differently.

        Onward !

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        1. It’s OK for people here to show some emotion – be that depression, frustration, or giddy Marica happiness! No apology needed at all! That was your honest reaction. All of us can learn from it. ❤

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          1. We ❤️❤️❤️ our host Wolfie 😎 !!!

            Such a different kind of atmosphere you foster here – love – encouragement – tolerance – We got it all!!!

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    2. I have to agree with you, Alison, and not just today and yesterday. I think some people (re)post without having read the entire article being referenced, or understanding the context (and bias) within which the article was written. This has even been stated by a few posters.

      And some folks get discouraged easily, it appears. OT was a toxic environment in that regard, and in the negative atmosphere, as if skepticism that tended downwards, so to speak, was OK, but skepticism that supported a positive view or outcome was itself suspect.

      Shades of Howie’s wanting everything done yesterday.

      The Trump Train will, from time to time, encounter dead animals on the track put there by the globalists and DEMONcRATs, and there will be a resulting splatter and mess. But the detritus will be both the fault of them, and theirs to clean up; having backfired on them.

      Likewise, sleepy Jeff, The invisible Huber, and a host of others (hundreds, if not thousands) labor away in silence; folks assume that to be inactivity. I see the quiet as a result of professionalism, discretion, and obeying the need to keep ongoing investigations secret.

      In an odd sort of way, the MCM has conditioned us to expecting news, often salacious or scandalous, every second of every day; and if we miss a bulletin, we feel left out or ignored. Seems that patience and prudence have gone out of style.

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      1. Just a lurker here, but I agree with both Cuppa & Alison.
        If I want outrage porn I can go to Breitbart or many others.
        This is an amazing site with so many positives.

        Wouldn’t be surprised at all if the ‘chant’ backfires.
        Thanks to all.

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      2. Those are all good points, Cuppa.

        Honestly I don’t object to people posting negative news because we do need to chew on it, as Wolfie stated. And there have been few times I’ve objected (even silently) to anything here.

        It is more the way the negative news is presented. If the tweet or article is posted without any comment by the poster, OR if the poster says, “this is depressing”, my reaction is that they are trying to get ME to buy into their depression! (PTSD from OT 😊)

        If they post it with a comment that refutes the article as hype/bogus, or they mention our “wait 48 hours rule”, or they have some opinion as to how impactful the “bad news” is, or ways we might get past that news (POTUS usually finds a work-around), then I feel like the poster is working WITH me instead of getting me ‘worked up’.

        Nevertheless, #WWG1WGA 😊🇺🇸

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        1. Great post, and this reminds me that one of the PRIMARY purposes of the fake news has little to do with the CONTENT, and everything to do with the PSYCHOLOGY.

          AMERICA is BAD, SAD, NEGATIVE [pumped up by the fake news]

          We have RIOTS [started by communists]
          We have ASSASSINATIONS [performed by communist/DS assets]
          We have VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS [caused by communist Creameroids and Antifa goons]
          We have GUN VIOLENCE [performed by Democrats and their protectorates, amplified by fake news]

          There is an omnipresent, inwardly negative psychology that the Fake News, Enemy of the People, promotes. The fact that we have DISCONNECTED FROM IT frightens the hell out of them.

          We need to KEEP DISCONNECTED. Their unhealthy mind control looks more and more psycho as we get more and more SANE..

          Why is that?

          As Podesta said, “We made them that way” (talking about the press).

          https://www.infowars.com/overheard-at-the-liquor-store-hillarys-worried-about-jeb/

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  2. Fifty years ago this minute, Apollo 11 began a burn to slow it down so that it would orbit the Moon.

    Without that burn, because it was at lunar escape velocity it would have coasted right on past the Moon, never to return to either it or the Earth; it would have been in its own orbit about the Sun.

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      1. I just might do one for tomorrow, which is the Big Anniversary.

        “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” (Neil Armstrong didn’t say “a” but meant it.)

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        1. Great point (and memory). Another thing that was crucial was the return trajectory. Too steep, and they’d cook. Too shallow, and they’d bounce off into space, likely to orbit the sun as you described in the other situation…

          There’s a video about the ISS where they have a “SPEED LIMIT 25000 MPH” sigh above the door (passage, whatever). Kind of gives one pause to think of all the little miracles that needed to happen for the Moon Landings (and indeed the whole space program) to occur. And of course, tons of practice, hard work, and doubly- and triply-redundant equipment, too…

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    1. So exciting.
      One of the first memories for me.
      Dad came home with a new color tv so we could watch (in black and white) Americans land on the moon.
      I have goosebumps just typing it, right now.
      Makes my eyes fill with tears.
      Proud day.

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      1. Our TV was in the living room. Our daughter was still a baby and our oldest about 3.
        We pulled out our bed couch in the living room and slept on that.
        My husband woke me up and I woke our oldest up who was wide awake and we watched history in the making

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    1. So mueller traded to this guy protection from punishment for crimes against children in return for testimony against President Trump After Mueller k ew there was no collusion? SICK and a Crime in and of itself!!

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  3. OMG, this just pisses me off SO much!!! Sioux City is only about 70 miles from me!!!! Despicable and a classic example of what our POTUS has been railing against!!!! And, of course, the perpetrator was from where????? Guatemala, of course!!!!! THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP!!!!

    “ABF told investigators that her mother died when ABF was about three or four-years-old and that her aunt raised her, the complaint continues. She said her father “appeared” in May and said he wanted to take her to the U.S. She reportedly said she did not want to go but her father, identified in court documents as Fernando Bartolo Francisco, separated her from her aunt who had been raising her from early childhood. He allegedly insisted that she go with her.

    The father and daughter reportedly traveled from Guatemala, through Mexico where they crossed the border into the U.S. on May 29 by walking across the Rio Grande 18 miles west of the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso. Border Patrol agents arrested them and fingerprinted them. The agents released her and her father the following day due to processing center overcrowding, the complaint states. Officials released them on an Order of Recognizance and Supervision.

    From their release in El Paso, the father and ABF flew to Omaha, Nebraska where “Francisco” (later identified as Cristobal Francisco-Nicolas) and “Sofia” (later identified as Amy Francisco) picked them up and drove them to a house in Sioux City.

    The father then reportedly “left her” with the couple in Sioux City. It is not clear where the father went or if he simply abandoned her after using her to exploit loopholes in U.S. immigration law to get past Border Patrol and immigration officials.

    ABF reportedly told the investigators that Cristobal and Amy locked her in a room with a “metal bed and a bucket for bodily waste.” She stated that Cristobal began raping her and that Amy watched from the door to the locked room, the complaint continued.”

    ttps://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/07/18/iowa-man-allegedly-smuggles-migrant-teen-rapes-her-while-wife-watches/

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    1. And This is Exactly why we have DNA testing at the border and why children NEED to be separated until relationships AND intentions are confirmed! Seperations are to protect the children!

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    2. I wish so much that every Democrat, every faux media “journalist” got a copy of that article. I would love someone to read it aloud to Cortez, to Omar….while they stand there and then watch their excuses.
      Rant over…but I do agree, it’s Sickening and infuriating and the stupid American Communists refuse to see or it make any effort to correct it.

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        1. I like old German script and my husbands families old Lutheran German Bible is printed that way.
          My grandmother wrote in old German cursive was beautiful. I can read it but not write it.

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      1. The unstated reference to the GHETTOS of WWII is what really makes these impressive for me. Just like the national socialist NAZIS impoverished, then concentrated, and finally IMPRISONED Jews in ghettos, THAT is precisely what the global socialist Democrats and their CHINESE COMMUNIST ALLIES are doing to people who they are “allegedly” helping and protecting. They are concentrating them in HOMELESS and DRUG-ADDICTED GHETTOS.

        Thus, I think these are very worthy memes, even though I expect them to be criticized by the leftists.

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        1. Well, what doesn’t the left criticize about us? If a good meme doesn’t cause a large number of loony liberals to run around with their hair on fire, it’s boring. These two memes by JW really drive home the argument that these slums have been created by liberal city mismanagement.

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            1. I’m sure they know it’s failing and that’s why the desperation with the “sanctuary” cities. I am 100% convinced that without voter fraud we would have picked up 10-12 house seats in California – that’s how serious this game is. Voters are waking up and they can only win with vote suppression and ballot harvesting.

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            2. Including making fools out of the Berkeley city council for the ridiculous gender changes they just declared. I think if enough memes and out right calling them out were strong enough it would be a great way to neutralize them. They may just go through the dictionary to see what they can find to change.

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        2. I think one of JW’s meme’s would be great in one of your Daily threads, Wolfie. Perhaps you have a post idea that will suit it perfectly. 🙂

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    1. Good! However, expect to take heat from the Jewish left and their allies like AOC who will use the antisemitism defense. This is just a political reality.

      (1) No comparisons with the Holocaust are allowed in the minds of many, and some even grumble about REAL NUMBER COMPARISONS – so be ready to be accused of “minimizing the Holocaust”. This is why any reference – even a COUNTER-REFERENCE – is dangerous, and you have to have a stiff spine. By using memes which don’t reference in an obvious way the original AOC error, your meme risks interpretation without the context of “she compared to the Holocaust first”. See what I mean?

      (2) Don’t be surprised if real neo-Nazis or leftist shills pick up your work and add to it, like they did to Garrison’s cartoon. Your old Germanic fonts are like red meat to that crowd. Their minds will immediately jump to “how can we make Jews look bad with this?” It’s just a reality of that world. Holocaust deniers (whose speech I protect, despite detailed knowledge from the mouths of WITNESSES and SURVIVORS of how horribly wrong they are) will jump on it for sure.

      Other that that – knowing the context – a worthy initial effort. I would suggest seeing if you can add more context to more versions. Do it and see if the results please you more. “Versioning” and “refining” your memes is always allowed! Making memes sharper and more pointed is always a good thing!

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      1. I clearly state Democrats. But I get what you are saying and understood from the start that I might get heat—THAT’S THE RISK TRUTH-TELLERS TAKE!🤠

        But please let me know when you think I am over the top—then I will know that my memes are really getting good! 🤣

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        1. JW Wolf is right when he says that many leftists consider comparisons w/ the events in 1930s Germany off-limits.

          BUT THEY STARTED IT.

          It was the idiot squad that went out publicly and broke the rules by comparing our facilities to the other.

          They broke the rules! Now they want to CRY because you’re breaking the rule back!

          All’s fair in love and war. If they give you any flak give them an ultimatum:

          I will take it back once AOC and squad take back their DEMONSTRABLY FALSE CLAIM about concentration camps.

          Period.

          Make THEM play by THEIR rules.

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          1. I just used the meme on CNN’s twitter! But I did add that I was exposing absurdity by being absurd—although much closer to the truth than AOC.

            Honestly, the Democrat grip on minorities over the decades, especially Blacks—are millions of abortions any less horrific than the Holocaust?

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      2. My actual intent was to take a tip from Rush when he is “exposing absurdity by being absurd.” Of course, there is a lot of hyperbole in those memes—but I think they really expose AOC’s absurdity.

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      3. Um, not that I think it was directed at me, but I feel the need to clarify: my ONLY point with the font was ease of reading – period! Also due to my government contract experience. “Your old Germanic fonts are like red meat to that crowd.”

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        1. I spend much more time on Gab than most people here. That is the front lines of free speech. It’s a MESS! That is where you’ll find “that crowd” when they’re out of the Fuehrerbunker! 😉

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    1. We MUST get the HOUSE BACK FROM THE SOCIALISTS to get the budget under control. I think we can make this a HUGE ISSUE – that the House in Democrat hands is the beginning of California and Venezuela for the whole nation.

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      1. The only reason we have hope on the debt front is because Trump is so serious about aggressively growing the economy.

        All other administrations acted like economic growth was out of their control but revenues from taxes was controllable. It’s the other way around – Trump is showing us that.

        Without Trump’s growth, our Debt to GDP ratio would be runaway and out of control. But because we have growth, we have a better Debt to GDP ratio and the opportunity – ONCE IN A LIFETIME – to finally fix the problem.

        It’s been 25 years since Newt balanced the budget against WJC’s better judgement. I do mean it when I say ONCE IN A LIFETIME. A small blip of fiscal responsibility among an OCEAN OF RED DEBT going back before many of us were born.

        What Trump did is when we were drowning in fiscal irresponsibility, he gave our entire nation a HUGE RAISE and a brief window where we can right the ship and get our financial HOUSE in order.

        In 2020 we need to take it!

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        1. Absolutely true. We would have no shot at all in a Clinton economy. My hope is that the government turns a profit very soon. The USMCA and a China trade deal will make that happen. Lowering interest rates will also help. It would be great if we hit the trifecta.

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        2. Combating the National debt. President Trump working aggressively…

          Growing the economy. US based manufacturing. Energy dominance. Jobs. Highest employment numbers. Lowest unemployment. Cutting regulations. Trade agreements. Tariffs. ending endless wars. “Allies” footing more of their defense bill.

          AS mentioned further up, we need the House back by a large margin. Increase Senate. MOAR Judges, hopefully a couple more Justices.

          We have a bright future with President Trump leading America.

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      1. Merkel needs to condemn anti-Semitism than the unity to show with the 4 women in question who are anti-Semites. Does anyone see the picture here?

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        1. My sentence is not structured right. What I wanted to say on the above post is that Merkel needs to stop supporting Omar and the gang and condemn anti-Semitism.

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    1. Yeah that’s a sign of corruption right there, not worried about sustainment.

      But running for President is a pretty good racket after all.

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        1. Payoff book, fake bestseller, mission accomplished. It’s how the left floats their minions and pays off witnesses who might turn against them. COMEY is a real example.

          When does Brennan get his book deal? Or would that be TOO obvious? 😀

          Yeah, she’s due for a book payoff.

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  4. Wow! I need to get off here – I am seeing things that aren’t there. My sincere appreciation goes out to everyone for all the wonderful posts. And I apologize if I have (once again) offended anyone.

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    1. Um, as a funny side note – one of the members of our City Council has had a recall petition filed against her and one of our local police and another businessman actually suggested I should enter the race! Talk about ROFLMFAO! Hell, I’d offend SOMEONE at every meeting!!!!

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              1. Pretend this thread is a box. If you get elected, you won’t be commenting here. Thus more space for lurker comments. (they are the ones that hardly ever comment)

                Sarcasm – one of the many services I offer.

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    2. Hmmm, Going back through, I sure didn’t see it. Differences are part of what hones perspectives, me thinks. So many angles to consider, analyze and banter about.

      Actually, the back and forth is refreshing, to me. WE all have the same basic perspective – KMAG. Speaking of KMAG, time for my daily email to President Trump.

      Saw you post below regarding City Council. Straight talk (honest talk) some times straight talk offends, yet the straight talk (honesty) was necessary. President Trump has been straight talking for three years or so since he came down the escalator. Winning;-)

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      1. British Special Forces…

        Looking forward to how they are employed.

        IS May still PM? If yes, does not bode well for Brits in short term.

        Like

      1. Yes. Could be ANGLO-GLOBO bait facilitated by pro-Iran-deal elements in MI6 as well.

        Friendly fake hostages – the CHINESE do this all the time, like when they took those Canadian Trudeau pro-Huawei assets hostage over Huawei, or the Koch Bro asset hostage just recently.

        FAKE HOSTAGES. FRIENDLY HOSTAGES.

        Same as Manafort.

        They played this game with Trump many times.

        The correct strategy is to let the fake hostages TWIST IN THE WIND.

        BIG SUSPICIOUS CAT.

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        1. The UK OWNS the problem not the USA.

          NOW is time for President Trump to hand the UK & EU the ITEMIZED BILL for ALL the back moneys DUE from their shirking payments for NATO.

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      1. LOL!! It’s “bated breath.”

        “Baited breath” is one of those frequent typos that people come to think is the correct expression. I’ve been tempted in the past to deliberately misinterpret “baited breath” the way you just did.

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            1. NAH, slightly rancid goat liver… MY fishing crazy girl pal has been pulling cat fish out of our river with it. Just stuff a piece in a bit of old panty hose to keep it together.

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      2. I’m not taking the bait. I don’t expect anything to happen at 4:49 or 4:50. We might be taking the pic too literally. On the other hand, I hope I’m wrong!

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        1. We are just joking around too and like you, hoping.

          Nothing as serious as the ‘Great Disappointment of 1832’ where folks sold their homes because their leader said Jesus was coming back that day.

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          1. Oh yes! It’s 4:52 and I haven’t seen aniy big announcements. No new Q posts either. But news might come out later that something has been released. We just don’t know yet.

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              1. I’m not sure. I would think big news would be on almost any site. But I think if documents have been released, we might not find out until later, maybe when (if) they’re posted on the internet.

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            1. WE JUST WANT AN ARRESS!!!!

              Or a few hundred – all those sealed indictments, sealed documents, sealed identities…..UNSEAL THEM ALL and ARREST THEM ALL!!!

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  5. So, how did Mueller’s deal with this George Nadar fall through, or did it? He had a deal in exchange for testimony – immunity from sex charges? How can they bring these charges?

    For the legal beagles, Big T? Is it possible for the government to actually rescind on a plea deal?

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    1. You didn’t ask me, but my suspicion is “no.” On the other hand, once you’ve pleaded guilty the judge could probably just impose the max sentence on you (if it’s more than you agreed to) and you’d be SOL. You made the deal with the prosecutor, he may ask the judge for leniency, and the judge could just say “screw that.” Of course, if he did that, it would hurt the prosecutor’s ability to make future plea deals.

      (Big T can tell me how I did on that.)

      Now I *have* seen defendants change their minds at the last minute, in traffic court. They were supposed to agree to plea to a lesser charge, and instead, the defendant says, “on second thought I want to go to trial.” The judge said something like, “Okay,” and literally tore the signed plea deal up. I am guessing they have to do that since a defendant has the right to a trial.

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    2. The plea deal might have been immunity from prosecution or punishment for any crimes to which the provided information could lead the prosecutors. If the gov’t came up with new crimes based on new information, then new charges would be in order.

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          1. Yeah, you can’t give them ANY excuse. I tag NOBODY who I’m not POSITIVE is on our side.

            This is their excuse to identify you or force you off. And they can report the positive ID to the Stasi Merkel Regime and the EU Globaloids. SO transparent. FUUUUCK TWITTER.

            They try that bullshit with me, I’ll drop off Twitter like a rock, and leave them with NOTHING to report. Then cut off every clown watcher I have. SICK of their bullshit.

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            1. I do not have enough follower to even cause a hiccough if I dropped off twitter. BUT, all it takes is just one viral meme!

              However, I have been doing this in Germany on different platforms/blogs for about 2 decades. I am convinced that my twitter and fb accounts have long been bottle-necked to a drip. I barely get any responses on Disquss. My name is already burned over here.

              I was a regular at David’s Medienkritik years ago. German/American blog that exposed anti-American bias in German media. We were effective back then to the point of getting articles corrected/retracted—Stern and Der Spiegel were the two worst examples. We even forced an SPD campaign poster to be removed from the streets of Berlin.

              Unfortunately, the site no longer exists in the format that it once did. Not as many Americans here anymore. I miss the German/American Volksfests. Good times!

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    1. HOLY SHIT – IT’S WORSE. OMG. How quickly we forget!

      Seriously, these are excellent in that they make people ask about REAL history.

      We NEED that desperately.

      There was a time when I NEVER, EVER encountered either a neo-Nazi or a Holocaust denier. And NOW? Thanks to the SOCIALISTS, who GINNED THEM UP, they’re EVERYWHERE.

      Likewise, everybody used to know FACTS about the Nazis. It was all just common knowledge. Now? Nobody knows anything, so leftists can call the great businessman Donald Trump a Nazi – which is utterly ridiculous – and they GET AWAY WITH IT.

      If people would have called Trump a Nazi when I was a kid, they would have been laughed out of the room. Somebody would call the police or a hospital. “There’s a crazy person in the room calling Donald Trump a Nazi. Please send the police. I think this person might hurt somebody.”

      OH, how quickly we forget the reality when FAKE NEWS works against us.

      Not saying Nazi ghettos – the last stop before DEATH CAMPS – where people were starving and fighting over scraps – smuggling things past Nazi guards – were good. But California homeless ghettos are WORSE.

      AND WE JUST STAND BY.

      Oh, heck yes. INVADE CALIFORNIA!

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      1. EXCELLENT! Well said Wolf.

        “California homeless ghettos are worse.” They talk about gas chambers…What about all of the abortion clinics? How many millions?

        The more I think about it…that meme becomes ever more POWERFUL!

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        1. man Ga!!! Pins and needles day!!! and way too busy IRL to boot!!! We need those docs…and we need them NOW!!! 🤣🤣 Just joking!! Lot of energy (nervous).!!! Shifty eyes on…BRB!!!

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    1. Or there is this one

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              1. Yup. Also run by ‘females’.

                Like I said I have family in Sweden….

                -Beta males for one.

                -They let the ‘migrants’ take care of old people. Yes that’s just great.

                -And when I ask they are more worried about Russia trying to take over Sweden. I’m like WTH does Russia want with Sweden?

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              2. All Russia has to do is stand by and let old Stasi Merkel and the rest of Eurosocialism destroy Europe.

                “Light Fuse – Get Away”.

                These people have no clue. The Russian invasion of Europe happened long ago. Europe was POISONED.

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        1. Yeah, so in the meantime, my sister has a slight crisis, and I’ll be out for a bit starting in about an hour.

          There’s a reason why I’m single. Dealing with all my siblings hurt feelings and anger issues is apparently part of it.

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              1. I’m laughing. Ohhh, yes.
                When women are pregnant, they usually pray for a healthy child. I was fine with a physically disabled child, if that was meant to be, just don’t give me a shy child.
                Would not have survived in our house.

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              1. No, I’m not a glass worker. They do a third Friday event every month that features work from various artists. Last night’s theme was bar ware. They do demonstrations, have a cash bar, Salt & Smoke que, and around dusk flame throwing in the courtyard. It’s free, so there’s a good crowd.

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              2. Ohhh sounds like a great time. I always wanted to try my hand at glass work but just never got around to it yet. I think they start you off making marbles.

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  7. I’m reposting parts of this piece. I believe it is a must read for understanding much of the psychology of the less extreme but clueless leftism.

    It’s Guerrilla Warfare
    By Mark Bauerlein | July 17th, 2019

    When my liberal friends and colleagues begin to explain to me why they imagine President Trump is appallingly vulgar and incompetent and venal, there is always a point in which their faces go blank. It happens when I say to them, “What about the Little Sisters of the Poor?” That stops them short. They don’t know the reference.

    I could also mention Brendan Eich, Barronelle Stutzman, Amy Wax, or Bruce Gilley and get the same response. Liberals who are otherwise informed and well-educated are unfamiliar with those names. They followed the Robert Mueller investigation closely, they tally Trump’s misdeeds weekly, and they are anxious about 2020. But the episodes involving the individuals I cite don’t register with them.

    They did with social and religious conservatives, though–deeply so. The Little Sisters of the Poor are a religious order that, among other things, runs facilities for the elderly. They objected to the contraception mandate in Obamacare–it’s contrary to Catholic doctrine–and ended up having to fight the Obama Administration all the way to the Supreme Court.

    Mark continues to discuss several instances of anti-conservative targeting that leftists are completely tone deaf and utterly oblivious to:

    The Little Sisters of the Poor
    *https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-little-sisters-of-the-poor-are-headed-to-the-supreme-court/414729/

    Brendan Eich
    *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Eich

    Barronelle Stutzman
    *https://adflegal.org/detailspages/client-stories-details/barronelle-stutzman

    Amy Wax
    *https://www.inquirer.com/philly/opinion/commentary/paying-the-price-for-breakdown-of-the-countrys-bourgeois-culture-20170809.html
    *https://www.thedp.com/article/2017/08/guest-column-by-33-penn-law-faculty-members-open-letter-to-the-university-of-pennsylvania-community

    Bruce Gilley
    *https://www.nas.org/academic-questions/31/2/the_case_for_colonialism

    Mark Regnerus
    *https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2013/06/14/mark-regnerus-defending-my-research-on-same-sex-parenting

    Jack Phillips
    *https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/06/having-your-cake-and-eating-it-too/

    He didn’t mention the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who was jailed in 2015, but he could have.

    Or the Covington kids.

    These examples abound. Many are never reported.

    Continuing, emphasis mine:

    As these and many other incidents of anti-conservative targeting […] were recounted on conservative radio and media, social and religious conservatives couldn’t help but see themselves as potential targets as well.

    It’s been going on for years. The culture war waged against them starting in the mid-20th century has developed into a guerrilla war that uses lawsuits, Title IX complaints, boycotts, petitions, intimidation of companies that advertise on conservative shows, banning of conservatives from social media, and organized outrage at those who uphold American patriotism, Western Civilization, Catholic teaching, and any other belief that crosses progressive lines.

    The impact has been heavy on the right, but these episodes haven’t reached the ears of white-collar liberals. Or, if they did, they didn’t stick. When I describe such cases to people on the Left, it’s as if I am talking about a scrap that took place in a bar across town. In their eyes, they amount, at most, to the occasional excess by a few zealots. Not a big deal.

    Which leaves white-collar liberals exasperated and incredulous, helpless to understand why anyone with any intelligence and goodness could have voted for Donald Trump. The never-ending culture war has done exactly what it was supposed to do: discredit and demean social and religious conservative norms and beliefs. The new guerrilla war is doing exactly what it is supposed to do: expel a few conservatives from the workplace, the media, and the public square, and intimidate the rest–and to do it beneath the radar of white-collar liberals.

    It is pointless for conservatives to try to explain to those across the aisle how dispirited and defeated they feel. Liberals aren’t interested. They don’t credit any notions of endangerment, either. They save those sympathies for historically-disadvantaged groups. Besides, liberals regard the sexual revolution and Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage and open borders, intersectional awareness, and #MeToo as a triumph. If a few decent people lose their jobs or their business, if a hapless fellow becomes the object of a Twitter mob, if a baker has to hire lawyers to fend off a fanatical state civil rights commission, well, the omelet begins with a few cracked eggs. They don’t feel your pain!

    Donald Trump did, and still does. In 2016, he promised he would make it stop. He brought the Little Sisters of the Poor up on stage and promised them that their “long ordeal will soon be over.” He pulled “gender identity” out of Title IX, which meant it could no longer be the basis of Title IX complaints. He threatened colleges with loss of federal funding if they violate First Amendment principles.

    These actions were designed to halt leftist guerrilla warfare. This is a big reason why Donald Trump won. Would Jeb Bush have taken similar actions? Did John Kasich ever indicate in 2016 that he even recognized ongoing guerrilla tactics against individuals on the right?

    Awhile ago, I spoke at a distinguished university in the northeast, where I aligned Donald Trump with an American tradition of Emersonian nonconformity, the solitary individual against a longstanding Establishment.

    The audience didn’t buy it; questions were sharp-edged. But to one point there was no rejoinder: “Why did I support Mr. Trump?” I asked. “Because if Hillary had won, my church would have had to hire many, many lawyers, march into court every week, and close some institutions.” What followed was, precisely, that blank look.

    “Huh?” the crowd seemed to say.

    Yes, that’s exactly what would have happened. And if liberals don’t stop being so doggone obtuse about the experience of conservatives, it’s going to be four more years.

    I will add to it that many leftists are totally blind to the actions of Antifa. They really see the antifa video as just something here or there – they do not or can not see how the actions of a few are systematic of the whole.

    While, at the same time, they see a single tweet from Trump, inflate it into extreme racism, and then project it upon all Republicans, conservatives, deplorables, and fly-over state mouth breathers.

    They can’t understand why we still remember why the self-absorbed provincial elites calling us “bitter clingers”, “deplorables”, or “irredeemables”, or even why it would matter.

    (I mean, isn’t it true? Why should that be offensive?)

    The HRC-voting left may be in decline by polling but at the core they are as clueless as ever. For many it may have been many years (or worse) since they’re ever had a real, legitimate conversation with anyone from a different political persuasion, and have simply no idea how deeply inbubbled they are.

    If they listen to talk radio of anyone right of center, they literally think it is an echo chamber, because from within their echo chamber, “nobody ever talks this way!” These are the same echo chambers that operate within Twitter to say “Jesus? Nobody ever talks that way! Must be a bot.” Cynically, we know them to be masking an excuse to block people under a “war on bots”. But such an obvious patently absurd excuse actually is well within the range of plausibility for the narrow and vacuous worldview held by so many employees within Twitter. Their own lie is so transparently idiotic, they say it anyway because to them, they think it is still pretty close to the truth! It sounds completely plausible to them!

    Liberals need a clue by four, a very loud noise to wake them up. Maybe some extreme tweets will do the trick. Or maybe they need someone ringing bells in their face while they surf in 8ch@n. Or maybe they need to watch their favorite MCM channels be completely and utterly humiliated to break the trance. Maybe the just need to go for a walk outside, travel to another state, and talk to some human beings for a change. We’ll have to see if a great awakening is possible.

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    1. Liberals/leftists also are steeped in what I like to call the “culture of the expert.” Being overly educated – both the liberals and the experts – they naturally turn to each other for advice. Experts inhabit the echo chamber, and must be believed because they are experts even when refuting the law of supply and demand, and basic laws of physics.

      I’ve come to ignore the experts, especially when their advice and information doesn’t jive with the scientists they shout down rather than disprove. And I have a collection of topics where this is the case, not just politics.

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      1. Speaking of:

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          1. Remember when Oprah would have experts who tracked down child traffickers? She was so worried. And yet there’s of photo of her showing a young lady to harvey weinstein…

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    2. With no certainty here . . . I don’t know the future . . . but I fear that the very loud noise to wake them up will be the voice of the archangel and the trumpet of God. I would be overjoyed to see a great awakening sooner.

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  8. From Zero Hedge:
    Something Just Broke In China As Repo Rate Soars To 1,000% Overnight
    by Tyler Durden
    Fri, 07/19/2019 – 13:59

    From the article:
    … investors have fretted that China appears on the verge of a “Lehman moment”, where wholesale interbank liquidity and overnight funding markets suddenly lock up. The reason for this, as we explained last month, is that China’s short-term lending market for banks and other financial institutions has for years operated under the assumption that Beijing wouldn’t allow big losses in the event of defaults or insolvencies (hence the reason why Baoshang’s failure was a shock). That confidence has been shaken by regulators’ unusual public takeover of the troubled Chinese bank near Mongolia last month, and the even more stunning public admission by the central bank that “not all of Baoshang Bank’s liabilities would necessarily be guaranteed.”

    “Bank failure always causes greater concern given systemic fears,” said Owen Gallimore, head of credit strategy at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, suggesting greater pressure on the private sector ahead.

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  9. “Whole Foods sponsors Drag Queen Story Hour to indoctrinate children with perversion, pedophilia and transgenderism

    (Natural News) The sick, twisted agenda of the deranged Left has come full circle today as Whole Foods is now sponsoring a Drag Queen Story Hour event to indoctrinate children into pedophilia, transgenderism and perversion. A retailer that once promoted organics and clean food is now saturated in absolute filth, exploiting America’s children to be “groomed” for the pedophiles and perverts that are repeatedly linked to drag queen events in multiple cities across America.

    Not to be forgotten, Whole Foods also completely reversed its 2013 promise to label the GMO status of everything it sells by the end of 2018. As Natural News revealed, the promise was a five-year deliberate lie by the dishonest Whole Foods Market corporation, which continues to sell contaminated products and GMO canola oil to its customers.”

    more at the link:

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-07-19-whole-foods-sponsors-drag-queen-story-hour-indoctrinate-children.html

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      1. BOOM!

        This means KGB-CIA / HOUSE OF BRENNAN bought Whole Foods.

        And VERY INTERESTING that they are also the ones who SHUT DOWN “Natural News”, using CIA Marx-Boy Pencil-Neck Schiffty.

        Something is up with this. Are they planning to TORPEDO Whole Foods? Are GMO TYPES taking over the “Natural Foods” movement to decapitate it?

        Do they see it as a center of resistance to their control?

        Something weird going on. The COMMIES want to control the natural foods movement. WHY?

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    1. I tend to think so. Trump has gotten out ahead of this, by calling for MONTHS for other nations to help insure shipping in the gulf. He has no obligation to walk into a trap. But he has every right to make it SNAP SHUT on ANY of the conspirators.

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      1. Two Brit tankers being taken by Iran a Brit problem. They have a military capable of dealing with this. Crack special Forces, IIRC.

        Perhaps they need some logistics support. Truth is, most every allie gets logistics support from US when Forces engage.

        Brit problem, me thinks.

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  10. “University to Post ‘ICE Escape Route’ Signs on Campus

    Elitists virtue signal under guise of art

    Tufts University has announced it will host a temporary art project during which signs mimicking fire escape plans will be posted in buildings to inform illegal aliens how to flee potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

    The “ICE Escape Signs” will be unique to each building in which they are placed, featuring floor plans and emergency exit routes”

    more at link:

    https://www.newswars.com/university-to-post-ice-escape-route-signs-on-campus/

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    1. Isn’t that against the law? https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

      8 U.S. Code § 1324. Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
      (a) Criminal penalties
      (1)
      (A) Any person who—…

      (iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

      (v)
      (I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
      (II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,…

      (B)
      (iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both;…
      _________________________

      I don’t understand why people are allowed to get away with this.

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      1. It would seem that all the people who passed, implemented, and operate sanctuary city laws or procedures could fall afoul of this statute, also.

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        1. I would think so, in addition to any member of Congress who has given directions to illegals, etc. I think if some people were charged it might be a deterrent.

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  11. “Pentagon contractor threatened to murder Rep. Frederica Wilson over vaccine bill: DOJ

    An anti-vaxxer from Maryland who works as a cybersecurity contractor for the Department of Defense was charged this week for “threatening to murder” Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson — after she introduced a bill requiring all public schools to vaccinate their students in exchange for federal funding.

    Darryl Varnum, 42, of Westminster, allegedly left a voicemail with Wilson’s office, which included the “violent threats,” according to DOJ officials.”

    more at link:

    https://nypost.com/2019/07/19/pentagon-contractor-threatened-to-murder-rep-frederica-wilson-over-vaccine-bill-doj/

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    1. Yup. ANTIFA can scream murderous threats and nobody will do a thing. Leftists on Twitter can insinuate violence and nothing happens. But leave a heated message against a black communist, and you go to jail.

      That’s just the WAY IT IS. Thus, my warning to people here not to fall into the clutches of these EVIL COMMIES.

      Call them evil.

      Call them communists.

      Call them deserving of judgment.

      But wish them a nice day and a long and happy life.

      IN JAIL!

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  12. “Columbia offers illegal immigrant students free legal help, ‘stress management’

    Columbia University has taken a stance against President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement by promoting several resources to assist “undocumented” students in avoiding deportation and in their day-to-day lives.

    On Thursday, the university made an announcement reminding illegal immigrant students of the resources provided to them by the school, amid anticipation of raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”

    more at link:

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13457

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  13. This is the REAL problem…… hopefully the sentencing of El Cheapo and the forfeiture of his BILLIONS will convince the cartel they can end in jail……………………….

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    1. Sing it Brother Cain……………… sing it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Anyone want to repeat those comments posted this a.m. You know, the ones “He has let down his base. We’re going to have to go this fight alone.”

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        1. Could very well be. Even if not, I sense the following general strategy.

          (1) show weakness on Ilhan Omar
          (2) Fake News will double, triple, quadruple down
          (3) Democrats will defend her to their last breath
          (4) Massive bulwarking of Ilhan Omar by Pelosi
          (5) SOMETHING BIG is going to make her RADIOACTIVE
          (6) Massive need to BACK DOWN or BACK AWAY on the left

          Trump may or may not know what it is, but she will naturally make a huge misstep anyway – it can be COUNTED ON!!!

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          1. BUT…………….. Omar has WIPED OUT THE ENTIRE DIMM lineup to run for president. NOBODY knows who is running… they only know po’ lil Omar got her feelin’s hurt… (and AOC is not too happy with that either, not to mention how angry Nasty Nan is with the four of them)

            YEP……… VSG has done it again…. DIMMs are done!

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          2. “SOMETHING BIG is going to make her RADIOACTIVE”

            I think she already is radioactive.

            But yes I know you mean something HUGEr. Like helping traffic her buddies in.

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        2. I think if he knew she was under investigation he would have never started the twitter war. He would have been charged with undue influence of the investigation by the media. The optics would have put him in a Kobayashi Maru scenario.

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      1. Imagine, next Trump Rally, and the chant breaks out…

        “Hey hey, ho ho, anti-Semitic bigots who marry their brothers have got to go!”

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  14. Most people are not “anti” Muslim…….. they’re anti Sharia Law, which Radical Muslims insist be applied to EVERYONE. Look how ridiculous this is.

    I’m old as dirt…… I was a young person when the C-eye-A installed the Ayatollah ……… Iranians up until then (Muslims) dressed as Westerners did… the women wore bathing suits when swimming, NEVER wore hijabs….

    Here’s link to a cache of images……….

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=images+of+iranian+women+before+the+revolution&atb=v159-1&ia=images

    Sharia Law is MADE UP……. crazy stuff………..

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    1. I believe that the pageant gave it to her precisely so they could take it away. THIS is how psy-ops work.

      The organizers of the event are faced with an increasingly puritanical left, which is driven by the ugly, angry purveyors of SOCIALISM. What is the MAXIMUM virtue signal to those people? POLITICS. Make the beauty pageants POLITICAL. But it’s better to take away FIRST PLACE, so THAT is what they did.

      Zhu should sue for millions, but she should claim that they GAVE IT TO HER – instead of second or third place – precisely so they could take it away. Don’t take the cover bait of PRIDE. Ditch the PRIDE and WIN THE TRIAL.

      THERE WILL BE EVIDENCE OF THIS. “CATCH AND KILL”. “ELEVATE AND DESTROY”. FIND THE EVIDENCE.

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  15. This is big news with a lot of other big news going on at the same time. In brief, Judge Sullivan (yes- Good Ole Emmet again) ordered the multiple subpoenas of the Trump organization issued by Nadler’s gang quashed. He did so because the 3rd Circuit issued an order that the appellate court wanted to rule on the legal questions related to the Emoluments Clause before The Nads went rifling through millions of pages of private corporate documents of the Trump Organization. From a strategic point of view, this is a big win because it eviscerates The Nads Gang hopes of dissecting PDJT’s private, personal, pre-political financial records. Further, it’s at least a 18-24 month delay – beyond 2020 because either losing party will head to SCOTUS. I cannot imagine SCOTUS would resist a chance to issue a landmark on a virtually untouched constitutional issue.

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    1. Thanks so much for expanding on this Big T.

      I have the highest regard for your opinions…. can never get enough of them !!!!!!!!

      Glad to see you here.

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  16. Good lord. So much to comment on today! That said, two things….and you can probably guess what I would choose to focus on beforehand….

    1. The new Top Gun film

    *spit*

    K….first off, real honest-to-God fighter pilots are nothing like what that stupid movie portrays. Not even close. Seriously, the movie makers should be embarrassed. It was then….and is certain to be now….a grave disservice to what are HIGHLY professional, very serious, incredibly intelligent and deeply talented warriors. A “Maverick” would never be tolerated among such men and would very quickly be grounded, then busted out, for all the crap that happened in the first film.

    “B…b..b….but FG&C, it was only a movie! Lighten up!”

    Fuck that. In return for unprecedented access to these patriot warriors and their world, the film makers had a moral obligation to get it right! Wanna see who did it right? Check out “Band of Brothers”. THAT IS HOW ITS DONE.

    I will forever condemn and hold in contempt anyone who makes our service men and women……PARTICULARLY AVIATORS….look like unprofessional clowns. Which is precisely and exactly what “Shit Gun” did. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    I mean, even the flying scenarios were pathetic. A fucking joke. Completely unrealistic canopy-to-canopy “upholding international relations” crap? Or “we’re in his jet wash…..flameout!…I can’t control it!”

    Moth#$&@#&$@ @#$#@&$# @#$&#$@& @#$holes!!

    The saving grace for that movie is the public did not then….and still does not today….have any inkling of just how full of shit that entire embarrassment of a film was.

    How bad was it?

    Simple. Contrast “Zero Gun” with “The Right Stuff”. It’s like comparing dog shit to prime rib. One of the remarkable things about ”The Right Stuff” was how the film makers accurately portrayed both the individualistic real-life characters in the film as well as HOW they incorporated humor into their professionalism. HERE is a movie that does justice to the men it seeks to tell a story about.

    That all said, lemme offer this board an excellent short documentary of the REAL deal. Here’s a little lead in…

    It’s nighttime. And the boat is in blue water. “Blue water” means so far out at sea that there is no land base an aircraft can get to. No divert option. That means the navy pilot trying to get back aboard the carrier is facing one of only two possible outcomes….either land the jet, or run out of gas and suffer the humiliation (and life-threatening) necessity of ejecting out of his (or her) perfectly good jet into a pitch black sea.

    There’s just one tiny little gigantic problem. The seas are running in 50+ foot swells, and the flight deck is pitching around like a hooker on a mechanical bull. Up to 120 FEET from top of crest to bottom of trough.

    Here, have a taste in the first minute or two of the following clip.

    Keep your eye on the horizon (where the water meets the sky) and watch how this helicopter isn’t the thing that’s moving so much as it’s the ship that is moving…but don’t overlook the fact that the ship’s bridge creates a very NASTY swirling eddy of air as the ship moves forward through the sea that the pilot has to contend with AS WELL AS the pitching deck….you can see how the chopper gets thrown around pretty good as well….

    .
    .
    .
    Ok. Got that?

    Now let’s see how the jets do it. This isn’t a movie. These are REAL fighter pilots, who aren’t on a movie set, getting paid peanuts to do one of the most dangerous jobs in the whole world bar no occupation….fly high performance jets off of an aircraft carrier and return to it REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER OR TIME OF DAY. This is real drama, not manufactured, fake bullshit….again, watch how the horizon appears, then disappears, as the ship pitches up and down.

    Oh yeah…I almost forgot to mention…..remember that he’ll clip I showed you above? Did you catch how the ship was ROLLING side to side in those heavy seas? Uh huh. Yeah….

    .

    .
    2. For those who really, REALLY want a taste of what the Apollo 11 mission was truly like, look no further than this EPIC, INCREDIBLE MASTERPIECE….of which every second of every minute is actual, real archived film footage of the entire mission. Every voice is genuine, every scene real, every moment 100% genuine, authentic, pure history…

    .

    .
    Trust me when I tell you that this is the finest film ever made on this mission and none will ever top it. If you want to taste the emotional experience of what America and the world experienced on July 24, 1969, you cannot come any closer than this film.

    I hope you enjoy these. Lemme know what you think.

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    1. Top Gun may go the way of the Red Dawn remake. Have you noticed Tom Cruise has made all his movies about himself the past decade? He diesnt share the screen time. Its wierd.

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    2. Before I read the responses to this, I have two questions for you:

      Ever buzz a tower?

      Ever buy the skipper of a carrier a bottle of Wild Turkey?

      I haven’t, but knew several test pilots who did the first, and an AV8-C pilot who did the second when something happened. Still not clear if it was an engine failure or the cat not working properly. Whatever it was, he ended up in the drink, and bought the guy driving at the time a bottle of Wild Turkey.

      I’ve met fighter and test pilots. Navy and Marine specifically. For the most part, they were cool cucumbers, BUT, yeah they were the $#!+ and they knew it. One drove me to swimming practice for a year. He ended up in Houston and piloted the Shuttle eventually.

      I’ll have to take your word for it on professionalism. BUT, the pilots I knew, the ones who pushed the edge of the envelope, the dads of some of my school friends in close proximity to Pax River (you know where that is, right?) in the early days of the F-18, walking confidence just on the edge of being arrogant.

      But then I didn’t see them on the flight line. Just at swim meets when they’d be telling the coaches, No, you’re okay. There shouldn’t be any lightning with this cloud cover.

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    3. Hubby particularly liked the first one. He was Army, flew choppers and fixed wing, but enjoys boats too. He was appreciating the difficulty of the landings and take offs and talking about what the pilots were doing and sometimes what they were getting ready to do. Thanks for the videos!

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