Dear KAG: 20190828 Open Thread

Psst, psst. Check, check. One, two, three, four. Check, check.

Is this thing on?

GOOOOOOOD MORNING FRUITED PLAIN! Time to wake up this Q Tree. Today, is Wednesday, HUMP Day, and that being the case, we could all use a little boost to make it to the weekend.

Thanks to the host of the site for letting me embark on this journey with all of you. For today’s wild ride, some appropriate early morning music is in order:

Don’t ya just love the sound of timpani in the morning?

Okay, so here’s the deal. This is the open thread. This is where we all come to get the news that other Q tree inhabitants think is worth knowing and sharing. Please, post links to any “news” stories quoted, and ask for help if you are stumped as to how to do that. We’re a friendly lot. Someone will be with you shortly, and there is no reason to have to press one for English.

Free speech, and the open exchange and hashing out of ideas is not only allowed, but encouraged. If we all don’t use it, we’re going to lose it. A little incivility goes a long way, though.

Unlike Thomas Edison’s lab, there are a few rules here in the branches of the Q Tree. Our host, Wolfm00n, outlined them in a post on new years day. Please, review these rules at least as often as you file your taxes.

Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics:

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

Steve suggests we do not point firearms at the nuclear weapons, and I, Deplorable Patriot, bossy chick that I am, requests no teasing the animals, pets and wildlife alike.

Teasing and trolling the lefties, on the other hand is a moral imperative.


In the eternal fight against the forces of evil and darkness, unceasing prayer is always needed. Today’s Lectionary bids Psalm 139 be proclaimed:

Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man. [3] Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles. [4] They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips. [5] Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps.

[6] The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside. [7] I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication. [8]O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast overshadowed my head in the day of battle. [9] Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph. [10] The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.

[11] Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down into the fire: in miseries they shall not be able to stand. [12] A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.[13] I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor. [14] But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name: and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance.

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.

And now, on to the day’s news…..

506 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20190828 Open Thread

    1. Nobody trolls them better
      Makes me feel sad for the rest
      Nobody does it half as good as you
      Baby, you’re the best

      I wasn’t lookin’ but somehow you found me
      I tried to hide from your love light
      But like heaven above me
      The spy who loved me
      Is keepin’ all my secrets safe tonight

      And nobody trolls them better
      Though sometimes I wish someone could
      Nobody does it quite the way you do
      Why’d you have to be so good?

      The way that you hold me
      Whenever you hold me
      There’s some kind of magic inside you
      That keeps me from runnin’
      But just keep it comin’
      How’d you learn to do the things you do?

      Oh, and nobody trolls them better
      Makes me feel sad for the rest
      Nobody does it half as good as you

      Baby, baby, darlin’, you’re the best
      Baby you’re the best
      Darlin’, you’re the best
      Baby you’re the best

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    1. While it is important, I am not going to deny that, at a certain point, the number of offices, bureaus, etc., is starting to resemble the ministries in the Harry Potter books.

      I’m all for transparency, though.


  1. unseen…

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      1. Someone told me long ago
        There’s a calm before the storm
        I know, it’s been comin’ for some time
        When it’s over, so they say
        It’ll rain a sunny day
        I know, shinin’ down like water

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  2. THE MEDIA —AS WE KNOW IT–WILL GO DOWN!!! Mark my words…Because of this EVIL CRAP!!!!

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      1. Phoenix!! I have to tell you!!! Your Avatar is so QWEL!!! When I hit the bell and my sidebar comes up–with your likes and comments!! It’s A brilliant Red Ball–of FIRE!!!!
        Ya Rock it !!! and I get the biggest SMILE!!!! Thank you!!!
        Our Phoenix Rising….INDEED!!!

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    1. FWIW…..

      Claiming articles like this…like the recent NewsWeek article asking why cannibalism is taboo….are meant to “condition” the public ahead of disturbing revelations about “important and influential” people is FAR more believable than theories that the Deep State can generate and direct hurricanes at will.

      Please and thanks.

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    2. If aborted fetuses were treated humanely and buried future civilizations would be all agog at our ghoulish ways.
      Millions upon millions of tiny skeletons…but we have discovered that it’s actually much worse and that they sell them like sidewalk oddities in an open air market.
      Hard to reconcile our society these days

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    3. This is one of the booms I am waiting for. Simply, I have too many family and friends – good people – who are bamboozled by “news”. It’s an old habit they can’t break and they have no idea how the echo chambers are influencing their thinking.


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