Dear KMAG: 20191021 Open Topic

This Merry Warrior Monday 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/KMAG/KAG world (with KMAG being a bit of both).

Yes, it’s Monday…again.

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But it’s okay! We’ll get through it.

Free Speech is practiced here at the Q Tree. But please keep it civil.
Discussion of Q is not only allowed but encouraged. Imagine that! We can talk about Q here and not get banned.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven that Wolf has created for us.

Remember…your greatest gift to President Trump is FIVE WORDS:

I AM PRAYING FOR YOU.

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Wheatie’s Rules:

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

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For your listening enjoyment, I offer this composition from Florian Burr, titled ‘Living’:

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The Storm is here…but we’ve been ready for it.

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As we weather the Stormy Days, we know it means we’re getting our country back.

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667 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20191021 Open Topic

  1. Duchess Thumps!!!

    Duchess is a Thumper, ‘twas said loud and clear.
    ‘Course, we all know Duchess . . . we’re glad she’s here:
    Proclaiming God’s Word with the Verse of the Day,
    Posting Daily Blessings to brighten our way.

    Always thankful for blessings received,
    And for prayers answered . . . God’s will achieved.
    Praying for babies, God’s gift in the womb;
    For them and children, heaven has much room.

    Praying for others, that they knock on the Door
    For Christ’s salvation, His peace, and more.
    There is no better blessing to receive
    Than that of faith, for we must first believe.

    With good will to QTreeps, it’s well understood
    That we’ll often hear “God Bless You Real Good!!!”
    And for our efforts, we know she cares,
    When we receive an “Amen goes right there!”

    Day after day and year after year,
    Duchess has wisdom we all need to hear.
    Presenting The Way in a clear, strong voice:
    Will it be life or death . . . we must make that choice!

    One day in the future, when Duchess comes home,
    The angels will sing, for Duchess is known.
    She’ll be met with these words from God’s Son:
    “Good and faithful servant, welcome! Well done!”

    So . . . Duchess Thumps!
    Well . . . she Rocks, too!!
    . . . and God Rules!!!

    P.S. –

    Bible Thumper

    A person that knows the Bible well and isn’t wishy-washy or politically correct about addressing issues from a biblical perspective.

    When confronted with an issue that is addressed in God’s Word, the person may often respond with a Bible verse or parable to help put the issue in biblical perspective and present understanding and a way to address the solution that is in accordance with God’s perspective as written in the Bible.

    Of course, there are numerous definitions of Bible Thumper used by unbelievers to denigrate Bible-centered Christians who view and use the truth and wisdom of the Bible as their guide, applicable to a large variety of situations occurring in life.

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      1. Amen. I look forward every day to Duchess’s daily blessings, a peaceful, holy respite from an often mean and turbulent world, returning focus to what is truly and eternally important. GOD Bless Duchess, and GOD Bless you Carl for your wonderful poem.

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    1. Absolutely wonderful Carl … duchess01 is a blessing every day …

      It’s totally awesome to read the Bible, it settles into you heart and soul to the point when a situation occurs or a passage is being quoted, there you are in spirit to spirit. There’s nothing more precious …

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    2. OH, MY!!!

      I opened The Q Tree this morning
      And what did I see?
      A poem from Carl and Oh, Lord
      ‘Twas written ’bout me!

      And now I have a nickname
      And a picture to go forthwith
      Oh, Lord I’ll ne’er be the same
      And that, Dear Lord, is no myth!

      You know Carl, Oh Lord
      You gave him a special pen
      You gifted him with the Word
      Made him stand out among men!

      Many a verse he has crafted
      About men and women and You
      In politics he has drafted
      The worst of the worst tis true!

      But today, I find myself giggling
      As I read each verse come to be
      While in my chair I am wiggling
      Through my words he has captured me!

      God Bless You Real Good, Dear Carl
      For blessing me this day
      How can I thank for sending a smile
      A tribute and a shout out my way!

      God has given you a gift
      A talent you share with us all
      One that gives us all a lift
      It is how you answer His call!

      I am humbled, Carl – Thank You!!!

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        1. What can I tell you, Wheatie? His poem was not only timely, but it blessed my day!

          It did not start out very well – but – his poem literally turned on the lights – we had a power surge – whacked everything out – and Jesus answered my prayer quickly!!!

          God is Good!!!

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              1. I have 3 surgeries left,the 30th,31st and November 6th.The specialist said they will determine on skin graft the 13th of November all depending on how my leg heals.
                Thank you for asking Duchess.

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  2. Back

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Thread

    Here’s the agreement that the Kurds made with the Syrians.

    Remember: The official story is that this happened in two days.

    Ha.

    https://www.newcoldwar.org/main-points-in-the-agreement-between-the-sdf-and-the-syrian-government/
    Main points in the agreement between the SDF and the Syrian government – New Cold War: News and Analysis of the Multipolar World
    New Cold War: News and Analysis of the Multipolar World

    1+

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    The Syrian Democratic Forces will be abolished, and the fighters will join the 5th Corps (Assault Legion) under Russian control.

    This is your proof that the Gulf Cooperation Council nudged all parties into this agreement.

    The troops who did all the fighting for the Syrian Democratic Forces were professional commandos from the Saudi-led Muslim Coalition–which isn’t entirely Muslim.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    None of the parties making this agreement can actually fight, so that means that the GCC is now protecting Syria in its entirety.

    And THAT means Assad is just a figurehead.

    Note that the Iranians and all their lackeys are GONE.

    The GCC picked away at them until critical mass was reached.

    AND.

    Nobody is announcing it. Therefore it’ll be easier to move forward from this moment.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    In January, the GCC–in the form of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham–destroyed the entire Turkish-backed rebel coalition in northwestern Syria.

    It took nine days.

    NOW, the Syrian Arab Army is MERGING with the Kurdish forces.

    All of them will have strategic-commando units attached to them for a while.

    Turkey will either announce victory and stop, or lots of Turkish-backed Islamists will die.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Obama armed THESE guys.

    They beheaded the young man they’re taunting.

    He was a 19-year-old Syrian soldier named Abdullah al-Issa, but the media was told that he was a Palestinian child.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    All those men are dead. The GCC killed them.

    Abdullah al-Issa was taken BY THE IRANIANS from a military hospital and turned over to the terrorists.

    The mastermind of this atrocity was Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani.

    He too is now dead.

    The Iranians are concealing his death. He was killed in early November of 2015.

    1+

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Everyone had their asses kicked.

    Iran, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and Russia.

    Using strategic commandos and advanced technology, the Gulf Cooperation Council won the war.

    The GCC didn’t become involved on a large scale until October of 2015.

    It took several years of negotiations. Nobody trusted the Saudis.

    What we’re seeing now is that the Saudis are completely trustworthy, and they’ll never reveal their role in all this.

    1+

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    The key to victory was Donald J. Trump.

    He did everything he was asked, and he took more flak than any human being in the history of the planet.

    But some of us know what happened.

    This new form of warfare allows major conflicts to be fought in total secrecy.

    AND.

    It allows for almost no collateral damage.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Here’s what’s funny in a grotesque way:

    Democrats and never-Trumpers are saying that Trump has made the US an unreliable ally.

    Do you know WHY the Saudis and their allies made peace with Israel and carried out the Second and Third Revolutions in Military Affairs?

    Because the US Was an unreliable ally.

    Our foreign policy changed with each president.

    Trump is the FIRST totally reliable ally.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    I’ve been able to reverse engineer the Syrian Civil War, but I was totally unable to see how it would be solved.

    Astonishing brilliance and military skill went into winning the war.

    It all starts with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

    We have a LONG WAY TO GO to catch up to them.

    But we should never again invade any Middle Eastern country. No matter what.

    1+

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    I don’t have a problem with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates being essentially free from us.

    We have a habit of electing people like Tulsi Gabbard.

    I’m a grateful American, but I’m very proud of what the Saudis and Emiratis are pulling off.

    As a military historian, I find myself stunned over and over and over.

    Trump understands. For him, nothing is impossible. So he gets the Third Revolution in Military Affairs.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    It’s likely that the Saudis and Emiratis will forever have an edge on us.

    That doesn’t bother me. We’re good enough.

    But the Saudis and Emiratis are on another level. they’re a warrior culture that went back to its roots.

    Americans are actually not warlike. We hate war. I’m not saying that Arabs war; I’m saying that they deal with it better than we do.

    They aren’t conflicted the way we are. I can admit that I’m conflicted.

    1+

    Thomas Wictor
    @ThomasWic@social.quodverum.com
    What’s happening is that everyone is ending up in their proper role.

    We can build and use massive fleets and air forces.

    But the Arabs can go behind the lines and mercilessly wipe out everyone who needs it. And they aren’t conflicted.

    This is all a good thing. The fewer injured and dead troops we have, the better.

    War is becoming obsolete. I never thought I’d see it take place.

    END

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  3. Back

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Thread

    Here’s the agreement that the Kurds made with the Syrians.

    Remember: The official story is that this happened in two days.

    Ha.

    https://www.newcoldwar.org/main-points-in-the-agreement-between-the-sdf-and-the-syrian-government/
    Main points in the agreement between the SDF and the Syrian government – New Cold War: News and Analysis of the Multipolar World
    New Cold War: News and Analysis of the Multipolar World

    1+

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    The Syrian Democratic Forces will be abolished, and the fighters will join the 5th Corps (Assault Legion) under Russian control.

    This is your proof that the Gulf Cooperation Council nudged all parties into this agreement.

    The troops who did all the fighting for the Syrian Democratic Forces were professional commandos from the Saudi-led Muslim Coalition–which isn’t entirely Muslim.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    None of the parties making this agreement can actually fight, so that means that the GCC is now protecting Syria in its entirety.

    And THAT means Assad is just a figurehead.

    Note that the Iranians and all their lackeys are GONE.

    The GCC picked away at them until critical mass was reached.

    AND.

    Nobody is announcing it. Therefore it’ll be easier to move forward from this moment.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    In January, the GCC–in the form of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham–destroyed the entire Turkish-backed rebel coalition in northwestern Syria.

    It took nine days.

    NOW, the Syrian Arab Army is MERGING with the Kurdish forces.

    All of them will have strategic-commando units attached to them for a while.

    Turkey will either announce victory and stop, or lots of Turkish-backed Islamists will die.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Obama armed THESE guys.

    They beheaded the young man they’re taunting.

    He was a 19-year-old Syrian soldier named Abdullah al-Issa, but the media was told that he was a Palestinian child.

    1

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    All those men are dead. The GCC killed them.

    Abdullah al-Issa was taken BY THE IRANIANS from a military hospital and turned over to the terrorists.

    The mastermind of this atrocity was Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani.

    He too is now dead.

    The Iranians are concealing his death. He was killed in early November of 2015.

    1+

    2h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Everyone had their asses kicked.

    Iran, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and Russia.

    Using strategic commandos and advanced technology, the Gulf Cooperation Council won the war.

    The GCC didn’t become involved on a large scale until October of 2015.

    It took several years of negotiations. Nobody trusted the Saudis.

    What we’re seeing now is that the Saudis are completely trustworthy, and they’ll never reveal their role in all this.

    1+

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    The key to victory was Donald J. Trump.

    He did everything he was asked, and he took more flak than any human being in the history of the planet.

    But some of us know what happened.

    This new form of warfare allows major conflicts to be fought in total secrecy.

    AND.

    It allows for almost no collateral damage.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    Here’s what’s funny in a grotesque way:

    Democrats and never-Trumpers are saying that Trump has made the US an unreliable ally.

    Do you know WHY the Saudis and their allies made peace with Israel and carried out the Second and Third Revolutions in Military Affairs?

    Because the US Was an unreliable ally.

    Our foreign policy changed with each president.

    Trump is the FIRST totally reliable ally.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    I’ve been able to reverse engineer the Syrian Civil War, but I was totally unable to see how it would be solved.

    Astonishing brilliance and military skill went into winning the war.

    It all starts with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

    We have a LONG WAY TO GO to catch up to them.

    But we should never again invade any Middle Eastern country. No matter what.

    1+

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    I don’t have a problem with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates being essentially free from us.

    We have a habit of electing people like Tulsi Gabbard.

    I’m a grateful American, but I’m very proud of what the Saudis and Emiratis are pulling off.

    As a military historian, I find myself stunned over and over and over.

    Trump understands. For him, nothing is impossible. So he gets the Third Revolution in Military Affairs.

    1

    1h
    Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
    It’s likely that the Saudis and Emiratis will forever have an edge on us.

    That doesn’t bother me. We’re good enough.

    But the Saudis and Emiratis are on another level. they’re a warrior culture that went back to its roots.

    Americans are actually not warlike. We hate war. I’m not saying that Arabs war; I’m saying that they deal with it better than we do.

    They aren’t conflicted the way we are. I can admit that I’m conflicted.

    1+

    Thomas Wictor
    @ThomasWic@social.quodverum.com
    What’s happening is that everyone is ending up in their proper role.

    We can build and use massive fleets and air forces.

    But the Arabs can go behind the lines and mercilessly wipe out everyone who needs it. And they aren’t conflicted.

    This is all a good thing. The fewer injured and dead troops we have, the better.

    War is becoming obsolete. I never thought I’d see it take place.

    END

    Same shit ,expressed diferent

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      1. Translation, Trump was reliable and BRILLIANT. He let the Arabs sort out their own differences, and then when it was achieved, he backed us out to KEEP the peace, and prohibit a NEW war being started. WIn/win. Turkey gets what it wants, Syria gets what they want, the Kurds get what they want, ISIS is decimated, Russia and Iran are gone or leaving, and so are WE. There is NO LONGER any leverage AGAINST the US by the Middle East (oil). We can now get on about our OWN affairs, bring our troops home, and FINALLY end the endless money and body bit of Mid East Politics.

        NO wonder the Neocons (never Trumpers ALL) and the left are so upset, along with the MIC. Their never ending cash cow just got taken away, and it ISN’T coming back.

        You know Ozzy, people think Schiff and Pelosi are in Jordan undermining this, and they ARE, but I think their REAL purpose, is to find out just what Barr, Durham and Trump KNOW about not only this and Ukraine, but ALSO Benghazi, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. All to do with the formation of ISIS, the START of the Syrian war, and all the money and OUR weapons that were passed around.

        People rightly think that it was not the Biden’s mention in the July 25th phone call that peaked the Cabal’s interest, but it was CrowdStrike or Yovanovich. I think what REALLY got their attention was the mentions of Hillary’s SERVER, and all the talk of WEAPONS. It is WHY they are highlighting it.

        We now know with almost certainty, that Benghazi was a weapons deal that went bad and armed rebels that would BECOME ISIS and rebels in Syria and Yemen. What IF Ukraine was the EXACT same thing, only this time they were going to arm rebels to start a war with Russia. I have speculated before that the Clinton Foundation was THE money laundering device for ALL of the Benghazi stuff and more, what if there WAS money supposed to go to Ukraine, that went someplace ELSE (Iran and their proxies in Yemen). IF that server IS there (what if we HAVE it now) via CrowdStrike, that would be a big old DANGER to the Cabal, especially if it entails as I have pondered. That would be one sure reason for a 3rd faux coup.

        See, this is what has ALWAYS bothered me. Ukraine is and has been a DEN of corruption dating back to its separation from the USSR. EVERYONE knows it, and the left under Obama and Clinton as Sec of State, MAXIMIZED it. BUT, why use THAT particular phone call?

        They are OBVIOUSLY monitoring ALL of POTUS’s phone conversation, always looking for ANYTHING to use against him. But WHY that call. There had to be DOZENS more with the exact sorts of things. There have to still be dozens of political embeds in the State dept in foreign countries who could or would help set this up in any number of different ways or countries. Why THAT call.

        We know Yovanovich, Taylor, and others are DIRTY. We know of the efforts here by Clinton operatives to gain dirt on Trump. We KNOW what Yovanovich did to Manafort and others. We KNOW the Biden’s were engaged in PFP. WHY highlight that through THIS call. It cannot be the Biden stuff, though that is what they will use as deflection. It cannot be a quid pro quo, as to have that, the party Quo party must KNOW it is being given something for something and a consequence if it does NOT. Zelinsky knew NOTHING, and felt ZERO pressure.

        That CANNOT be it. Even Biden, unless he was involved in FAR more SERIOUS things in Ukraine than PFP over his son’s jobs…like WEAPONS to Ukraine or TECHNOLOGY to China.

        In my book, the Cabal would NOT go to the wall over this, knowing what it could REVEAL if it went bad, unless they were SCARED shitless that something ELSE would be revealed that upset the ENTIRE apple cart. They are going to the EXTREME on this, which means there is obviously a MAJOR vulnerability for them there, or they would have simply did the standard deny, deflate, deflect crap they always do.

        That server and CrowdStrike, reveal FAR more than Biden PFP, or even 2016 setups. The server is the golden goose, the Rose Bud. THAT is what they are afraid of, and it ISN”T just for the 2016 stuff, it is MORE.

        That is why Pelosi and Schiff are in Jordan, they basically put their witch hunt on HOLD to do this, that means they are SCARED at just what Durham and Barr have found. They give two rips about the Kurds, and if that pullout would constitute anything to help an impeachment, because the President did NOT endanger ANY Americans, he protected them, he did not abandon an ally, their job was DONE. He could NOT attack or risk WAR with a treatied ally in Turkey, so they know that furor is moot.

        No, Pelosi and Schiff are there on a fact finding mission, and it ALL is about what Barr and Durham HAVE. For them to do this, they must be SCARED that we have the server. ALL of this is going to blow up in Nancy and Schiff’s face, they will be destroyed by this. Where was Nancy’s first delegation going? You know the one Trump CANCELED. There is more here than meets the eye!

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        1. Great comment. I wonder, too, exactly WHO they are visiting in Jordan – King Abdullah would be a fool to work against Pres Trump, and as far as I’ve seen would not do so. Are the Dems visiting another evil faction on the sly while in Jordan?

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        2. You are very right. The Biden pfp is just a bright shiny object. It gets the msms attention,against their will, but more importantly it leads into a much bigger corruption. The Bidens are just roadkill compared to the big game Potus is hunting. Nancy et al are just flotsam and will be cast aside By the cabaland they know it.
          The beast is nervous and burning assets at a prodigious pace. Anyone who’s been protected for their greed and treachery up till now will do anything to not be the next one to face the lions.
          You have a great writing style,laying out the facts and ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

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          1. Thanks, if only my HS English Lit teacher could see me now LOL. Back in the day I could have written Grapes of Wrath or War and Peace and gotten at best a C+. LOL. Same for my college professor. I guess all their “tough love” finally kicked in.

            On a serious note, I do try to just be LOGICAL. ALL the book sense in the world is not worth as much as a good “nose” and good old fashioned common sense (something my grand ma used to say).

            I found out a few decades ago the ONE innate quality or skill I possessed was a good BS detector. I pride myself on being able to sniff out even a polished BS artist.

            This WHOLE sordid tale has been NOTHING but BS, and it seemed NO ONE, was truly seeing it. (though through my travels here and elsewhere, I now realize that there were fellow travelers like myself who DID see the game)

            That is when I decided to write my book as a road map to the stuff not even Hannity was covering, that i saw, researched, and KNEW was going to come out, eventually.

            I knew that when this hit, people would be upset, confused, and PISSED. So I decided to write my book and lay bare the FACTS (the truth) that others either did not see, were willfully blind of, had no idea about.

            Citizen “researchers and journalists” like me, Wolf, Wheatie, Daughn, and others too numerous to mention, ARE the news now.

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      1. Mitt Romney has had a secret Twitter account under the name ‘Pierre Delecto’.

        He has used it to ‘like’ nevertrumper tweets and other vile tweets against Pres Trump.

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            1. If the anons could beat Shia LaBeouf at his own game, there was no way that Mitt the Snit was going to keep a secret Twitter acct.
              thefederalist.com/2017/04/12/shia-labeoufs-anti-trump-art-project-becomes-global-game-capture-flag/

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        1. Oh my gosh!! I am astounded at this guy’s pathetic little life. I think I will start a recall petition here in Utah to get him relieved of his duties. I wonder if that is possible.

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          1. Oh please do!

            #FakeFrenchie. 🤣🤣🤣

            One French fry short of a … (fill in the blank)

            Can’t you just see Pierre’s mustache becoming entangled with Justine’s eyebrow as they …. (fill in the blank)

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    1. Remember Q told us they ALL had secret accounts, communicated by What’s App and Xbox and PS4 chat rooms. They ALL have aliases. These people are STUPID. Romney is in DEEP in the Syria/Iran/Turkey/Russia oil pipeline plan (shipping and distribution) There are embargoes in place to prohibit that kind of thing. THAT is why mittens is so “outraged” over Syria and the Kurds. I would bet GOOD money that Mitt does not even KNOW where the fighting was taking place, who was involved, or how may troops we are talking about!

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      1. I love everyday the good Lord wakes me up..
        Found this not long ago
        “Don’t forget to pray today, because God didn’t forget to wake you up this morning.” Anonymous“

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    1. Taken in the aggregate these offenses sound like low level organized crime offenses. Makes you wonder if Newsome is sending a message to such people that he has their back.

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  4. Dallas was hit by tornado outbreak earlier this evening.

    Night time tornadoes are the worst!

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            1. Michael – the photos look like a huge tornado with significant damage. I hope you have safe shelter.

              We had tree-snapping gusts all day today in foothills near Denver, but no destruction like you are showing.

              Stay safe 💞💞

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      1. That Home Depot is ~1.5 miles from one of my former workplaces. Astounding that it would collapse.

        That home is one of the Dallas Cowboys. No one was home fortunately.

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        1. Glad you didn’t lose power, Michael.

          I read that thousands are without power.
          This is why I hate night time tornadoes…first, you can’t see them while they’re happening…and then, you
          can’t see the extent of the damage until sunrise.

          Prayers for all those who were hit.
          😔🙏

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    1. You’re welcome OW21.
      Yes…looks like it was a bad one.

      We had some 80 mph winds up here in OK…and a few tornado sightings.
      Some damage being reported.

      The lightning was really something.
      We had a lightning strike hit close to our house…it lit up the sky!

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  5. .
    “Peter Delight”…?

    😝🤣

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      1. It would explain his ferocious attacks on POTUS – FEAR is driving Romney. Likely worried about more than financial/political corruption being exposed… as in dirty stuff.

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      2. Seriously, of all the names in the world he could have come up with, he chose that? It’s like Carlos Danger. Mr. clean-cut, religious, perfect family man chose Pierre Delecto. Who even thinks like that?

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    1. Dork, jackwagon…

      I mean really… Romney supports Burr and SSCI. The man is disgusting.

      I read about half of SD’s post today on the SSCI hoping for new info on the media/Ali Watkins connection… and finally just gave up. Brevity is not one of his strong suits.

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    2. Where do you think he learned that trick?

      DJT used to call into radio stations using a fake name and give little speeches about how great Donald Trump was. Mittens just updated it with the latest technology.

      But there has to be a reason other than just doing it.

      What’s that smell?

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  6. Japan says it will not join a U.S.-led coalition to protect shipping in vital commerce lanes in the Middle East but will send its own vessels to ensure safe delivery of oil to Japan.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on October 18 said Tokyo will still cooperate closely with Washington in efforts to protect oil tankers amid a series of attacks the West and Arab allies have blamed on Iran.

    https://is.gd/EbFWVa

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    1. Ozzy, I was just checking the Spam bin…and you’ve got a comment in there that cracked me up!
      😆🤣
      It’s the one about the Chili Cookoff.
      It is hilarious!

      I have no idea why it landed in the Spam bin.
      There is nothing wrong with it.
      But since it is in T*3’s thread, I am unable to rescue it.

      If you would like to repost it here…I could release it from Spam if it happens again.

      There are a lot of comments in Spam from yesterday’s daily Open Thread…it wasn’t just you, Ozzy.
      The Spam bin was hungry, I guess.

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  7. .
    So…Mitt used that account to defend Mitt, under cover.

    What a nozzle!

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  8. Besides, of course, reading Q-Tree posts today, this is a must read. It’s a perfect summary of why not only the Dems, Barack Obama are to be despised, AND prosecuted for their crimes against the American people, but it calls out the elitist snobs, and Uniparty. Peggy Noonan embodies the “ruling class” in this country – the class the American People must break up

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    1. James “Mad Dog” Mattis in his “penguin suit” selling out to the establishment… loser!

      So glad I’m not OT having to read the commentariat Mattis boot lickers wailing their outrage at the disrespect directed toward their hero from Sparta.

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      1. HOWEVER – I disagree with Hilton’s gushing defense of Tulsi Gabbard. She’s not one to admire as far as her leftist open border, etc. policies, defense of Antifa tactics and exploiting her military service for political purposes.

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        1. Be careful about Fox News setup of Tulsi Gabbard as the anti-Hillary centrist…next thing you will see is a Fox News poll of Tulsi leading Trump in a head to head.

          Pay attention to your twitter notifications and how many new followers Tulsi is picking up from OUR SIDE.

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        2. A wolf in sheep’s clothing…political positions are all over the place. Supports defense against terrorism but silent on border defense. She supports fundamentals of “green new deal.” With no explanation of how such insanity would be paid for. Throw her out and keep her coat.

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  9. .
    I think the Dems were using other countries to funnel money back to themselves.

    Like a form of money-laundering…they give US funds to a country, and that country’s leaders funnel it back to the Dems, probably keeping some of it for themselves.

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    1. oh absolutely!–look at Puerto Rico–how much money went there and basic services weren’t restored? sure there’s problems, but when everyone in government is corrupt, and they are shoveling a percentage BACK to Dems, what can you expect?

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    2. I agree and will go further to add the Soros & Steyers types. You don’t really believe they are using their own money to break down the USA?

      Our tax money (or adding to the national debt) is being used against us.

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    1. One of the comments posted in the article called Warren … GRAY BEAVER‼️‼️ …. bwahahahahahah

      … she’s a lippy ditz ..

      ditz noun
      \ ˈdits \
      Definition of ditz
      : a ditzy person

      Synonyms
      birdbrain, cuckoo, featherbrain, featherhead, flibbertigibbet, nitwit, rattlebrain, scatterbrain, softhead

      Antonyms
      sobersides

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  10. And now for something completely different…..

    I have a friend IRL (I know, shock…..) who is looking at computers. I noted that desktop workstations were a big thing some years back, and a bunch of ’em went out on corporate leases — but they fell out of style in a big way during their lease terms and that their lease returns were being resold ridiculously cheaply. I put this out there as an example — https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Precision-T7500-Workstation-2x-2-27GHz-Quad-Xeon-E5520-24gb-DVD-RW/312789924190 . (There are plenty out there, don’t bid this one up.)

    The most obvious thing wrong with this beast is that it doubles as a space heater. Eight cores and 24G of RAM make it perfect as a docker/flatpack/virtual machine host. It isn’t rack-mountable, so it won’t fit into a big datacenter…..but it can certainly be the core for your home datacenter.

    I am not associated with this ebay ad; I would like to have seen it boot off the DVD instead of just pass BIOS, but I’m also the owner of three similar T5500’s. 2013 desktop workstation lease returns have just amazing value opportunities.

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    1. wow…I only understood half (okay let’s be honest here…maybe a third) of what you wrote…but dang, it’s gonna be hard for you to move with all that stuff securely…know you’ve got it covered, but gees, glad you’re on our side…

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    2. Off-lease refurb is a great way to buy a PC, presuming you know what you are doing and don’t need a company to do tech support for you.

      I’ve bought a number through Tiger Direct in the past. They are a good source if you need “working PC” NOW and CHEAP.

      eBay is not a bad place to buy refurb, but you do need to keep an eye on the seller rating. Essentially what you want is a company that buys the off-lease equipment from multiple batches, tests and refurbs, and has a lot of good seller ratings. They should give you a limited warrantee to replace equipment that passed tests but still arrives DOA. Reputable resellers almost always have a partner relationship with Microsoft and will provide reseller licenses for Microsoft Windows. Even if you don’t plan on using Windows on the box this is a strong indicator of a reputable reseller.

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  11. If you never hear from me again I’m not suicidal. It will have been wp

    / Speaking of hot peppers ….

    We had a guy (named Frank) from up north (a Yankee) who came to our great state and unexpectedly ended up being a judge at the annual chili cook off.

    He shared his experience here:

    “Recently I was honored to be selected as an outstanding famous celebrity in Texas, to be a judge at a Chili cook-off, because no one else wanted to do it
    Also the original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking for directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy, and besides, they told me that I could have free beer during the tasting. So I accepted.

    Here are the scorecards from the event:

    3/ CHILI # 1: MIKE’S MANIC MONSTER CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: A little to heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.

    JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

    FRANK: Holy Shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with this stuff. I needed two beers to put the flames out. Hope that’s the worst one. Those Texans are crazy.
    CHILI # 2: ARTHUR’S AFTERBURNER CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: Smokey, with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.

    JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor. Needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

    FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I’m not sure what I am supposed to taste besides PAIN. I had to wave-off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to walkie-talkie in three extra beers when they saw the look on my face.

    CHILI # 3: FRED’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.

    JUDGE TWO: A beanless chili. A bit salty. Good use of red peppers.

    FRANK: Call the EPA, I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting shit-faced.
    CHILI # 4: BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC

    JUDGE ONE: Black Bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

    JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods. Not much of a chili.

    FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills; that 300 lb bitch is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear-waste I’m eating.

    CHILI # 5: LINDA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER

    JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

    JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.

    6/ FRANK: My ears are ringing, and I can no linger focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly from a pitcher onto it. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Freakin’ Rednecks! !

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  12. [Note from wheatie: Start at the bottom to read this.]
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

    11/ CHILI # 8: HELEN’S MOUNT SAINT CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: A perfect ending. This is a nice blend chili, safe for all; not too bold, but spicy enough to declare its existence.

    JUDGE TWO: This final entry isa good balanced chili, neither mild now hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 passed out, fell and pulled the chili pot on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor Yank.

    FRANK: – – – – – Mama?- – – (Editor’s Note: Judge # 3 was unable to report).

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    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    10/FRANK (Cont’d.)

    … I’m not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the four inch hole in my stomach.
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    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    9/ FRANK: You could put a #)$^@#*&! Grenade in my mouth, pull the #)$^@#*&! pin, and I wouldn’t feel a d@&$ thing. I’ve lost the sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my X*$(@#^&$ mouth. My pants are full of lava-like sh*t, to match my X*$(@#^&$ shirt. At least the during the autopsy they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing, it’s too painful.
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    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    8/ CHILI # 7: SUSAN’S SCREAMING SENSATION CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

    JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum. Tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge # 3.
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    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    7/ CHILI # 6: VERA’S VERY VEGETARIAN VARIETY

    JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.

    JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions and garlic.

    FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulphuric flames. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut Sally. I need to wipe my ass with a snow cone!
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    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    6/ FRANK: My ears are ringing, and I can no linger focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly from a pitcher onto it. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Freakin’ Rednecks! !
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    CHILI # 5: LINDA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER

    JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

    JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    6/ CHILI # 4: BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC

    JUDGE ONE: Black Bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

    JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods. Not much of a chili.

    FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills; that 300 lb bitch is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear-waste I’m eating.
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    5/ CHILI # 3: FRED’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.

    JUDGE TWO: A beanless chili. A bit salty. Good use of red peppers.

    FRANK: Call the EPA, I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting shit-faced.
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    4/ CHILI # 2: ARTHUR’S AFTERBURNER CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: Smokey, with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.

    JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor. Needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

    FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I’m not sure what I am supposed to taste besides PAIN. I had to wave-off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to walkie-talkie in three extra beers when they saw the look on my face.
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    3/ CHILI # 1: MIKE’S MANIC MONSTER CHILI

    JUDGE ONE: A little to heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.

    JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

    FRANK: Holy Shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with this stuff. I needed two beers to put the flames out. Hope that’s the worst one. Those Texans are crazy.
    1
    16h

    Lonestar @Lonestar@social.quodverum.com
    2/ Also the original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking for directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy, and besides, they told me that I could have free beer during the tasting. So I accepted.

    Here are the scorecards from the event:

    1/ Speaking of hot peppers ….

    We had a guy (named Frank) from up north (a Yankee) who came to our great state and unexpectedly ended up being a judge at the annual chili cook off.

    He shared his experience here:

    “Recently I was honored to be selected as an outstanding famous celebrity in Texas, to be a judge at a Chili cook-off, because no one else wanted to do it

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      1. Have you read Dave Barry’s how to light a
        fire?

        Sunday, June 25, 1995
        THE MIAMI HERALD

        NEED A LIGHT?
        |

        By DAVE BARRY

        TODAY’S CULINARY TOPIC IS: How to Light a Charcoal Fire

        Everybody loves a backyard barbecue. For some reason, food just seems to taste better when it has been cooked outdoors, where flies can lay eggs on it.

        But there’s nothing worse — and I include the Great Depression in that statement — than trying to set fire to a pile of balky charcoal.

        (For those of you who actually went through the Great Depression and are offended by the previous sentence, let me state, in all sincerity, that “Balky Charcoal” would be a good name for a rock band.)

        The average backyard chef, wishing to cook hamburgers, tries to ignite the charcoal via the Squirt, Light and Wait method, wherein you squirt lighter fluid on a pile of briquettes, light the pile, then wait until they have turned a uniform gray color. When I say “they have turned a uniform gray color, ” I am referring to the hamburgers. The briquettes will remain as cold and lifeless as Leonard Nimoy. The backyard chef will keep this up — squirting, lighting, waiting; squirting, lighting, waiting — until the bacterial level in the side dishes has reached the point where the potato salad rises up from its bowl, Blob-like, and attempts to mate with the corn. This is the signal that it’s time to order Chinese food.

        The problem is that modern charcoal, manufactured under strict consumer-safety guidelines, is one of the least-flammable substances on Earth. On more than one occasion, quick-thinking individuals have extinguished a raging house fire by throwing charcoal on it. Your backyard chef would be just as successful trying to ignite a pile of rocks.

        Is there a solution? Yes. There happens to be a technique that is guaranteed to get your charcoal burning very, very quickly, although you should not attempt this technique unless you meet all of the following criteria:

        1. You are a complete idiot.

        I found out about this technique from alert reader George Rasko, who sent me a letter describing something he came across on the World Wide Web, an exciting new computer network that you should definitely learn more about, because as you read these words your 11-year-old is downloading pornography from it.

        By hooking into the World Wide Web, you can look at a wide variety of electronic “pages, ” consisting of documents, pictures and video created by people all over the world. One of these is a guy named (really) George Goble, a computer person in the Purdue University engineering department. Each year, Goble and a bunch of other engineers hold a picnic in West Lafayette, Ind., at which they cook hamburgers on a big grill. Being engineers, they began looking for practical ways to speed up the charcoal- lighting process.

        “We started by blowing the charcoal with a hair dryer, ” Goble told me in a telephone interview. “Then we figured out that it would light faster if we used a vacuum cleaner.”

        If you know anything about (1) engineers, and (2) guys in general, you know what happened: The purpose of the charcoal- lighting shifted from cooking hamburgers to seeing how fast they could light the charcoal.

        From the vacuum cleaner, they escalated to using a propane torch, then an acetylene torch. Then Goble started using compressed pure oxygen, which caused the charcoal to burn much faster, because as you recall from chemistry class, fire is essentially the rapid combination of oxygen with the cosine to form the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (or something along those lines).

        By this point Goble was getting pretty good times. But in the world of competitive charcoal-lighting, “pretty good” does not cut the mustard. Thus Goble hit upon the idea of using — get ready — liquid oxygen. This is the form of oxygen used in rocket engines; it’s 295 degrees below zero and 600 times as dense as regular oxygen. In terms of releasing energy, pouring liquid oxygen on charcoal is the equivalent of throwing a live squirrel into a room containing 50 million Labrador retrievers. On Goble’s World Wide Web page (the address is http:// ghg.ecn.purdue.edu/) you can see actual photographs and a video of Goble using a bucket attached to a 10-foot long wooden handle to dump three gallons of liquid oxygen (Not Sold In Stores) onto a grill containing 60 pounds of charcoal and a lit cigarette for ignition. What follows is the most impressive charcoal-lighting I have ever seen, featuring a large fireball that, according to Goble, reached 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The charcoal was ready for cooking in — this has to be a world record — three seconds.

        There’s also a photo of what happened when Goble used the same technique on a flimsy little $2.88 discount-store grill. All that’s left is a circle of charcoal with a few shreds of metal in it.

        “Basically, the grill vaporized, ” said Goble. “We were thinking of returning it to the store for a refund.”

        Looking at Goble’s video and photos, I became, as an American, all choked up with gratitude at the fact that I do not live anywhere near the engineers’ picnic site. But also I was proud of my country, for producing guys who can be ready to barbecue in less time than it takes for guys in less-advanced nations, such as France, to spit.

        Will the three-second barrier ever be broken? Will engineers come up with a new, more-powerful charcoal-lighting technology? It’s something for all of us to ponder this summer as we sit outside, chewing our hamburgers, every now and then glancing in the direction of West Lafayette, Ind., looking for a mushroom cloud.

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            1. Dave Barry also had a column (or a series, IIRC) about the MIR spacecraft as its orbit (and itself) degenerated and eventually disintegrated as it fell to Earth… hilarious…

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        1. Aaaaaannnnnd, here’s the vid. George Gobel is also an inventor, having created a number of refrigerants as substitutes for the venerable R12 and R134a, but the PTB have an agenda and they’re not about to let go… clever guy, indeed:

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          1. And a little bit of info from the vid post (which pegged Purdue’s network – yep, I helped there 🙂 )…

            filmorependrgn
            33 subscribers
            This is the way geeks light their cookout fires.

            A bit of history about this video:
            This video was featured in a Dave Barry article in the mid ’90s, and was arguably one of the first wide-spread URLs. Due to this sudden influx of interest, Purdue’s networks experienced one of the first “Slashdot Effects” ever, driving it’s only T1 line at max capacity for AN ENTIRE WEEK!

            Dave Barry Article:
            http://baetzler.de/humor/litegrill.html

            IgNobel prize:
            http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/19
            http://improbable.com/ig/ig-pastwinne
            Category
            Science & Technology

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      2. I did a colonoscopy without anesthesia. I have a major phobia about being punctured, so I endured the considerable unpleasantness while merely being sleep-deprived. It isn’t as bad as a dental crown prep, though it takes considerably longer. And, yes, the prep was considerably worse than the procedure.

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          1. I went through the benefits and risks and determined it was worth doing eight years ago. It’ll be worth doing two years from now. But it’s not fun.

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            1. There’s a little camera that can be swallowed, which films as it goes through the digestive tract.

              It’s about the size of a gumball.

              Seems like a much better way to go.

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          2. Incidentally — and the Fiancee doesn’t even know this — I need to have surgery soon to repair an umbilical hernia. This is going to be interesting with my phobia about being punctured……

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            1. Maybe they could go oldschool and put you under with chloroform?

              Then once you’re knocked out, they could give you the intravenous anesthetics.

              Surgery without anesthetics would be brutal, Coothie.
              🥺😫

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          3. My grandmother died of colon cancer.

            I am imploring you and all here, please have a colonoscopy!

            It is literally the diagnosis, treatment, and cure for most if not all cases of one of the top cancer killers in the US.

            I had my first one at 47, and will have another in a couple of years. They are really not that bad.

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            1. There’s an HMO that studied the research and decided for most people a simple stool test for occult blood is just as effective and a whole lot less risky than a colonoscopy. One test annually done at home and mailed in.

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        1. Had one with anesthesia 16 years ago – doc had great fun showing me pics of my hemorrhoids! Now a neat little wipe & mail kit is available for basic testing and the drinking nasty stuff and fasting is no longer required. No doubt those at high risk would have to go the old-style route.

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    1. “It was about getting rid of the ruling class. French people don’t like the rich — unless they are soccer players.”
      Would be funny, if not so true!
      Brings to mind a segment of our culture and the NBA. We now have politically correct manners of wealth acquisition!

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      1. I haven’t watched or followed the NBA since their strike in 1998. Peterbuilt Trucks were on strike at the same time as the NBA (who were locked out after a while). There was a brilliant article in Sports Illustrated (back when it was halfway decent). The article is a wonderful study in contrast of the Sport elites, and the “rest of us” who get to pay for their excesses. Here’s an exceprt (I would have liked to cite the whole article, but this is about as much as I think “fair use” will endure)…

        JUST TRYING TO MAKE AN INDECENT WAGE
        https://www.si.com/vault/1998/11/09/251731/just-trying-to-make-an-indecent-wage
        (from Sports Illustrated NOVEMBER 09, 1998 issue)
        BY RICK REILLY

        In Madison, Tenn., where 1,200 Peterbilt truck workers have been
        walking the picket lines for six months, they love the NBA labor
        dispute. It gives them something to finally laugh about.

        They hear New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing walk up to the
        microphones and say, with a straight face, “We’re fighting for
        our livelihood. We can’t survive if we sign this contract,” and
        it breaks them up. Last season Ewing made about $100,000 per
        basket. When he still had a job, the average Peterbilt guy
        didn’t make that much in two years.

        They see where Boston Celtics guard Kenny Anderson whines that
        if things get any worse, he may have to sell one of his eight
        cars, and it tickles the workers’ ribs. As the Peterbilt strike
        turned lockout continues, ribs are something the picketers are
        seeing a lot more of lately.

        . . .

        Anderson let The New York Times get a look at his money woes
        last week. He was supposed to make $5.8 million this season,
        which works out to about a measly $3 million after taxes. But,
        hey, he’s got expenses, don’t forget, including $75,000 a year
        just to insure his fleet of Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes,
        and $150,000 yearly rent on his Beverly Hills crib (pool, tennis
        and basketball courts, four-car garage). Plus he helps support
        four children he has had by three women, including his wife, and
        he’s got to have his $120,000 “hangin’ around money,” as he
        calls it. That leaves him with only $2 million a year to invest.

        “I have to start getting tight,” Anderson said.

        You’ll forgive Larry Haynes if he doesn’t throw Anderson a
        telethon. Haynes is a truck-cab assembler who’s getting $405 a
        week in strike insurance and unemployment. Oh, he doesn’t have
        Anderson’s car-insurance problems, mostly because he has pawned
        two vehicles to pay his $500-a-month rent. He has a wife and two
        small kids, and he has already gone through his savings. Not
        that he doesn’t have “hangin’ around money.” He allows $40 every
        two months so the family can have a big night out. “Like, we
        might go eat at Applebee’s,” he says.

        C’mon, Larry, you have to start getting tight.

        “I hear the NBA players talking about struggling and barely
        surviving,” Haynes says. “Man, they don’t know what real life is.”

        . . .

        Try being united every morning down at the little union hall in
        Madison, where men try to hold their heads high without three
        bucks in their wallets and women try to hang on to hope wearing
        the same dress for two weeks straight.

        There are two major labor disputes in America right now. One of
        them is a joke.

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  13. .
    ———- From the article:

    Turns out Target’s cave to the left’s “$15 Dollar Minimum Wage” mob has backfired spectacularly, leaving workers more broke than ever, and some are now losing out on insurance as a result and can’t pay bills, or buy food.

    The employees say they’re suffering because Target has cut their hours as a result of the “wage increase.”

    Gee, ya don’t say.

    Slews of employees say the wage increase has made it near impossible for them to pay their bills or get health insurance.

    “I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” said Target employee Heather, who went from “full time” to 20 hours a week. “I have no idea how I’m going to pay rent or buy food.”

    ——————–

    This illustrates yet again, that liberal ideas never work.

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  14. Verse of the Day

    “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
    Micah 6:8 (KJV)

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              1. Sure do – Thanks! – Mine is always cold about this time – LOL

                BFLY and I were concerned about your absence over the weekend – we hoped and prayed all was well with you!

                Have a Blessed Day! God Bless You!

                I was SHOCKED – I tell you – SHOCKED!!! and humbled – what LOVE there is here!!!

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              2. I had a doc appt and we had a family visit. I usually don’t like to broadcast when we’re not going to be home since we live in a remote spot and I’m paranoid…lol…
                but thanks for your (and BFLY’s) concern. we had a hayride–made granddaughter a Dorothy costume, mom was a scarecrow, Dad was the yellow brick road–inspired costume–and grandpa and I were Mr & Mrs Tinman…LOl…great time, but exhausting weekend!

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              3. Sounds wonderful, pat! No broadcasting here – just concern – and prayer – glad you had a great outing with family – sounds like everyone had some fall fun!

                I cannot imagine an outing without your fabulous sense of humor – LOL

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              4. we did have fun…but gees, we are getting old…the younger crowd partied outside next to the campfires for hours–while the older crowd took it inside for coffee and desserts…LOL…but Dorothy had a blast–playing games and decorating pumpkins…then playing hide and seek in the dark…

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              5. Unbelievable, pat! Looks like everyone eventually gravitated to where they felt most comfortable – I bet ‘Dorothy’ will never forget this special outing – and how the whole family participated to make it a memorable one!

                Just warms my heart, pat! Thanks for sharing!!!

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              6. it was such fun…she will get a lot of use out of her costume–there is trick or treating on Main St where they live and several costume parties between now and Halloween with her friends and my daughter’s friends as well. (But truth be told–it was the ruby red slippers she fell in love with! it’s all about the shoes with her…LOL)

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              7. Hahahaha! Ruby Red Slippers! Who knew? We did!

                And…isn’t it odd – we are all looking for the shoes our First Lady wears with her fabulous outfits, too! Guess we are just ‘suckers for shoes’!

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              8. we bought them on line–they have a small to decent heel–that was all it took…
                she told me (in confidence) that they will probably go with her Christmas outfit) so she will get plenty of wear out of them…LOL

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    1. They won’t. Here’s a TEDx talk attempting to normalize Paedophilia…

      https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/this-tedx-talk-attempts-to-normalize-pedophilia

      The talk is given by Mirjam Heine, a medical student. Interesting, too, is the verse quoted by the poster of the video:

      Good Hope
      29.4K subscribers
      Highlights of a TEDx talk in which Mirjam Heine, a medical student gave a presentation on the subject of “Why our perception of pedophilia has to change.”

      Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 KJV

      Here’s the YouTube link.THIS is what we’re facing, and Sili Valley is at the center of it.

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      1. Here’s the TEDx entry for her talk:

        Mirjam Heine always wanted to have a positive impact on other people’s life. That’s why she went to med school after finishing her bachelor degree in psychology. Mirjam hopes for a society where people support one another to be the best version of themselves.

        TEDxUniWürzburg 2018 – Future Society 5. Mai 2018
        Why our perception of pedophilia has to change

        (end excerpt)
        THIS is what the elite are forcing upon us. Cannibalism has also be so “justified”…

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      2. Oops, here’s the rest of the abstract of her talk. Abstract, indeed. Pervstract more likely…

        One to two percent of the main male population is considered as pedophiles. This means worldwide more than 57 million people. Therefore, pedophilia is not an irrelevant phenomenon we can ignore. It is unrelated to class status and educational level. The medical student Mirjam Heine explains how an appropriate approach to the unchangeable sexual orientation pedophilia might look like. She is mainly guided by the works of Prof Dr. Dr. Beier, the head of the institute for sexology and sexual medicine at the University Hospital Berlin and the prevention network “Kein Täter Werden” (meaning “don’t offend”). Hence, she also believes that no one is responsible for their sexual orientation, for their feelings, but that everyone is responsible for acting upon this sexual orientation. She also inquires how all of us can gain if we distinguish clearly between our feelings and our actions. Since pedophiles can’t change their sexual desires, they must learn to control them to not act upon them.

        VERY DANGEROUS career path, in my view. From psych major to medical doctor, then going with the elitist (dare I say, GAIAN?) dogma of our perversions/desires are INBORN AND CANNOT BE CHANGED.

        Horsefeathers…

        Brave new world, indeed…

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        1. Hmmm. TEDx made a bad translation (or, should I say, sanitized).

          “Kein Täter Werden” means “don’t become a ‘criminal actor’ . In other words, don’t be a perv. Täter implies an action, activity. “Don’t offend” is WAYYY to passive as a translation…

          What a bunch of self-serving, self-justifying mindless perverse psychobabble…

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      3. The whole notion of ‘orientations’ ‘genders’ ‘sexual identities’ is concocted hypothetical constructs to defend and propagandize perversion.

        The development of one’s identity and personality is conditioned, just like all other behaviors and emotions are conditioned throughout life, but especially in early childhood through adolescence.

        I hate, Hate, HATE all of this garbage.

        These monsters are creating and using faux science to defend their evil lusts.

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        1. From the VigilantCitizen article I noted above ( https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/this-tedx-talk-attempts-to-normalize-pedophilia ):

          There is an agenda creeping through media and it is about normalizing pedophilia. We are witnessing the first steps. The first lines being are crossed as vocabulary changes from “horrific abomination” to “sexual orientation” and from “sex offender” to “your neighbor”. First, they will claim that we should accept them in order to “help” them. Then they will require “rights”. Who knows where that could lead.

          Yes, these people should not act out on their desires and they should actively seek help – no matter how radical it is. However, don’t ask for regular people to accept those who lust over their children. I mean, seriously? To be sexually attracted to the purity and innocence of children reflects a sick and twisted state of mind. It is not “normal”. It is the opposite of normal. It is an abomination and an embodiment of pure evil … and that is why those in power are slowly yet steadily pushing for its “acceptance”.

          We need to get MUCH more vocal about this, and fight it fiercely. Along with the creeping cannibalism craziness,,,

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    1. It always astounds me how the MSM Democrats want POTUS’ tax returns from years long before he was in politics but have no interest at all about Obama’s passports, travel to banned nations, his college applications, his name change, etc. NONE. Guess they are afraid of what they would find.
      And, the thing is….no one pins them down for an answer.

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  15. Wtf?
    1 of 2
    Watch the hand movements on Hitler.

    2 of 2.

    Watch the hand movements of AOC.

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      1. Casting a spell.

        Hitler was a Satanist, grapenuts the Greenhearted has Satanist parents (see her mum’s magazine article), who knows what deity Always On Camera worships (other than herself, GAIA? – that’s Satanic at the root)…

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    1. Persuaders use open handed gestures, inviting you to their side.

      Dictators use clinched fists, indicating aggression and force. Come to their side, or they will force you.

      Body language is a fascinating thing.

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    1. It probably did change the way we view commercial nuclear power; but not in the way they intended, methinks…

      Notice the striped design… vaguely reminiscent of someone’s temple, eh?

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  16. OMG, it’s like a Godfather movie! When I was growing up, I thought of the Vatican as a quiet, peaceful and sacred place. Guess I was wrong.

    ======

    Mobster claims he helped POISON Pope John Paul I with cyanide and threatened to kill Pope John Paul II because they both tried to expose a billion dollar stock fraud scam involving cardinals and gangsters in Vatican City

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7591789/Mobster-claimed-helped-POISON-Pope-John-Paul-cyanide-stock-fraud-scam.html

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  17. This bothers the hell out of me too!

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    1. Yes, but Wesley Clark is a toady for the Clintons.

      He is a socialist and believes in wealth redistribution.

      And he sure got quiet when the Dems were the ones doing the warmongering in the Mideast.

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      1. Some people will follow any fool fad that’s out there. I really do hope more women athletes speak out against this practice – and I have a problem with the extreme athletics like this. It really is not fair for a biological male to “compete” with women. It simply is not.

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            1. Call them Transgenders. Make them assume a Transg. identity and not allow them to be called she, her, women.

              Give them their own Division in the Olympics and all other national/world competitions. No more cheating real women out of their hard earned prizes and identities.

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