Morning, folks. Are we all ready for hump day?
Guess what today is….
It’s the birthday of FAKE NEWS! On September 18, 1851, the New York Times began publishing. In honor of their current…uh…status, and this week’s kerfuffle, some mood music is in order.
A translation of the text can be found here, but really, the alternate lyrics are far more meaningful.
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. Even those who are red pilled should think twice before tangling with the men in black.
With or without the red pill and the Matrix, such actions could get us 8chaned.
And now for some house keeping:
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 from time to time, like when you turn the sound off on the television because Shepard Smith’s show just started.
Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:
- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
Steve suggests – to be accurate – no shooting at the nuclear weapons, but to be safe about it, don’t event point firearms toward them. I, Deplorable Patriot, bossy chick that I am, request no teasing the animals, pets and wildlife alike.
Teasing and trolling the lefties and their bastions, on the other hand is a moral imperative.
In the eternal fight against the forces of evil and darkness, unceasing prayer is always needed. The following is an expansion of a reading from this coming Sunday’s Lectionary
From the Book of the Prophet Amos 8:1-10
These things the Lord shewed to me: and behold a hook to draw down the fruit.  And he said: What seest thou, Amos? And I said: A hook to draw down fruit. And the Lord said to me: The end is come upon my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.  And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.  Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,  Saying: When will the month be over, and we shall sell our wares: and the sabbath, and we shall open the corn: that we may lessen the measure, and increase the sicle, and may convey in deceitful balances,
 That we may possess the needy for money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell the refuse of the corn?  The Lord hath sworn against the pride of Jacob: surely I will never forget all their works.  Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein: and rise up altogether as a river, and be cast out, and run down as the river of Egypt? And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that the sun shall go down at midday, and I will make the earth dark in the day of light:  And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.
And now, on to the day’s news…..