Are y’all sure you’re ready? This is a short week, and the hump is more or less not in play.
Well, for those who need a pick me up after a long weekend, here you go.
HI HO! AND AWAY WE GO! Silver, gold and any other precious metal or commodity you and yours wish to trade.
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. Please, avoid the following if you can help it.
With all luck the Marquess of Queensberry rules will not be needed.
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 change the battery in the smoke detector…or at least as often as you are supposed to.
Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics:
- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- 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 and their bastions, on the other hand is a moral imperative. You all have seen this one, right?
In the eternal fight against the forces of evil and darkness, unceasing prayer is always needed. From yesterday’s Lectionary.
Fifth Chapter of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians:
Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters,
you have no need for anything to be written to you.
For you yourselves know very well
that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.
When people are saying, “Peace and security,”
then sudden disaster comes upon them,
like labor pains upon a pregnant woman,
and they will not escape.
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness,
for that day to overtake you like a thief.
For all of you are children of the light
and children of the day.
We are not of the night or of darkness.
Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do,
but let us stay alert and sober.
For God did not destine us for wrath,
but to gain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep
we may live together with him.
Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up,
as indeed you do.
This seems to be St. Paul’s version of “take the red pill, dude.” Don’t be blind to what is going on around you and oblivious to the dangers of the world and the darkness of the evil that seeks to destroy us all mind body and soul.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.
And now, on to the day’s news…..