Welcome to the new Tuesday open thread where the Classical World’s god of war will be front and center. The day, in fact, in every language is named for him.
And given that our source known as Q has all but said it’s showtime, Mars is front and center. It’s on, and we’d best be ready.
A little mood music is in order.
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The discourse on this site is to be CIVIL – no name calling, baiting, or threatening others here is allowed. Those who are so inclined may visit Wolf’s other sanctuary, the U-Tree, to slog it out.
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.
A quick word from our Eternal Sponsor via the Prophet Isaiah:
Do you not know? hath it not been heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood the foundations of the earth?  It is he that sitteth upon the globe of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as locusts: he that stretcheth out the heavens as nothing, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.  He that bringeth the searchers of secrets to nothing, that hath made the judges of the earth as vanity.  And surely their stock was neither planted, nor sown, nor rooted in the earth: suddenly he hath blown upon them, and they are withered, and a whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.  And to whom have ye likened me, or made me equal, saith the Holy One?
 Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these things: who bringeth out their host by number, and calleth them all by their names: by the greatness of his might, and strength, and power, not one of them was missing.  Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?  Knowest thou not, or hast thou not heard? the Lord is the everlasting God, who hath created the ends of the earth: he shall not faint, nor labour, neither is there any searching out of his wisdom.  It is he that giveth strength to the weary, and increaseth force and might to them that are not.  Youths shall faint, and labour, and young men shall fall by infirmity.
 But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.