Dear KMAG: 20200127 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.
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With the Storm upon us…please remember to Pray for our President.

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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 CJbeards, titled ‘Fire and Thunder’:

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Wheatie’s Word of the Day:

Falderal

Falderal means “nonsense or foolish talk”. It can also refer to “a knickknack or gew-gaw”.

Alternate spellings: folderol, folderal and falderol.

The term originated as a nonsense word in the refrain of songs, dating back to Old English ballads and plays.

Used in a sentence: The Dirty Dems continue to spew forth their malicious falderal in their attempts to frame our President for things he didn’t do.

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276 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200127 Open Topic

  1. Supreme Court win for POTUS. Big.

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      1. When my greatgrandparents/grandparents immigrated they had to have a sponsor, job prospects, etc. None of this coming in and getting free welfare. They went to work.

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        1. Thats fair and they just wanted to work anyways. All of these now got the gimmes. It started in CA decades ago and with the COC helping Rs and Ds in their corruption since. Im grateful the SC has had enough.

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        2. ladypenquin I had to have a sponsor also and that was 1964. They were responsible for me and for any cost I endured healthcare and upkeep. My husbands parents at first were my sponsor and then my husband took over and I have been a kept women ever since 🙂 🙂 🙂

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        3. And, believe me…as a American trying to immigrate to another country (Costa Rica, Australia, Switzerland,etc) you would definitely have to prove your ability to live without their social services.

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        4. FWIW, Forty-one years ago when I sponsored my wife, a Philippine citizen at the time, to immigrate to the States, I signed a statement saying I was 100% financially responsible for her. Happily, my wife has been a proud American, for decades 😉

          ^^^ Reasonable then. Reasonable today.

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          1. Oh that one.so thankful I left Cali. In the early 90s .although my birth state isn’t much better.we now have the no bags at stores law and it’s driving me and every sane person crazy.ive had to buy a b7nch of stupid bags which I keep forgetting in the car so have to throw everything in bags at the car it wastes my time and just puts me in a bad mood.was in the city yesterday and noticed all the tent cities everywhere and wondered where they came from they were not there last time I was there,besides that it’s cold and rainy here most of the year ,not conducive to outdoor living.

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  2. Exhausted, icepack on neck, long day (for me) already and yet still have another event to go too. knew today was going to be long and tiring…and it Really is. Want to share so much with you but too tired.
    Most important – get involved locally as you really can make a difference.
    I am in over my head…but learning to swim! 🙂 and literally make a difference with the swamp ….or at least our small feeder swamp.
    HUGE encouragement – had someone sit down to help me. person ended up listening as much as sharing and directing me as they have much experience in local party and state party politics from a previous location. was very transparent, real and helpful. Had a good feeling …. asked where they got their news. specific 1st web site mentioned OT. wow fellow Treeper helping me! i asked did they comment…no. So I didn’t “know” them but still, that was great! tea party person, became active back in 2008-15 and then life and not as active + moving. Now active again. wow
    even if not someone I “knew” was great. ask that at the end just ’cause I had a feeling.
    anyway, get involved. we know GOP has issues. be part of solution. esp. ’cause so many more qualified than me…but since I was there and willing I get to make an impact the best I can

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  3. Its about time!!!!

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/doj-hires-antitrust-staff-broad-investigation-big-tech-firms-accelerate

    The US Department of Justice Antitrust Division has been on a hiring spree amid investigations into Silicon Valley tech giants, according to Reuters, citing two DOJ officials with knowledge of the matter.

    The department is scheduled to post an advertisement for positions, potentially on Monday, for additional attorneys, paralegals with an interest in tech and others to work in San Francisco to focus on the tech industry, one of the sources said.

    A job posting for five people for two-year Washington positions that dates from November specifies that the attorneys hired will work on a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices. The posting includes a link to the agency’s press release announcing the probes. -Reuters

    Companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google are facing a litany of antitrust probes by the US government, along with Congressional investigators and state attorneys general.

    “We have capacity to take on a good number of folks,” said the source, who added that the number of new hires in the antitrust division will depend on the caliber of applicants.

    The division works in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to analyze mergers to ensure they are legal, as well as accusations of price-fixing

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  4. Deplorable Patriot,

    One of our Qtreepers, Plain Jane, is on the Prayer Wall at Marica’s………………………

    Wonder if you would take a minute to read her last two posts over there? I’m asking because I think you could answer her questions. Appreciate it. Thanks.

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  5. POTUS has cut off their $$$$flow and they are grasping at every opportunity to get it flowing again

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      1. New cases in more countries. Toronto, Canada, Ivory Coast, Africa, one in Germany, it’s spreading further geographically.

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        1. Like the Ebola outbreak. Hopefully modern medicine will stop and contain this largely treatable disease.

          Doesn’t speak well of China.

          The spread in China looks less and less like it came out of one market. Also looks like it was ignored for a while too.

          Our CDC and hospital community are more on top of things in regard to communicable disease.

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    1. Would be awesome to see Collins win, tossing the wench, AND IMO embarrassing the GA governor.

      Looking forward to Trump rallies supporting Collins 😉

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  6. Have we heard anything from Bolton today?

    I’m stuck on NYT surprise this morning is a “good guy” snare that has caught a NSC leaker, AND gave D-Rats and MCM false narrative they’ll eat when debunked.

    While Bolton IS a snake, Bolton stating that President Trump told him to hold up aids until investigations started in Ukraine is, IMO, ignorant for Bolton to do. Increased books sales simply can’t vaildate such a stoopid decision by Bolton.

    thinking this is a trap the D-Rats AND MCM fell for. Very close hold the folks that would know trap details.

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    1. Fred Fleiss on with Laura said he recently talked to him, wouldn’t discuss details. But believes Bolton’s team did not leak. Laura pushed back saying Bolton knows how DC works and should/would know that it would leak. Fleiss said multiple times that he thinks it was a mistake, definitely shouldn’t have been released during the impeachment and Bolton should withdraw his book. It should not be released until after the election.

      Another good segment with Nunes, Gaetz, and BIggs about the need to get rid of Schifty, especially from Go8, as well as the need to gut the NSC.

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    2. Media evening broadcast = “well, Bolton hasn’t denied the news”

      Bannon and Jason Miller are sending letters back and forth between Simon and Schuster and Javelin Books.
      They smell a big fat rat.
      NO WAY IN HECK – the night before Trump team take the podium, that Amazon had the pre-order link qued up —- ON A SUNDAY????????????
      Of course there was coordination

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      1. Yea, it all smells.

        Grateful Derch addressed the Bolton NYT rumor mill.

        AND totally obliterated NYT, D-Rat and MCM talking points. true or not, Bolton rumors do not rise to impeachment level OR abuse of office.

        Many key Rs also onboard. Gotta get mittens, Collins, Murkowski, Lamar to see Bolton rumors are simply another distraction.

        Guessing a Friday vote to dispense with witnesses. Then to acquit. Latter Friday or Saturday.

        Betting we win on it all.

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  7. UPDATE for Q Treeps.
    We are growing a little bit, based on the activity of the Boss, President Trump, and the success of our other boss, Wolfie, our host.
    Tomorrow, along with Daily thread, there will be several posts.
    First and foremost is the FLEP Good News thread. (don’t miss out on the good news while we are distracted with Shampeachment or other things).

    Other stuff if you get a chance:
    A. The Tuesday Shampeachment Thread (starts at 1:00PM Eastern Time)
    B. The Trump women are killing it for shampeachment, which includes the videos of Jane Raskin and Pam Bondi. Isolated video, easy to share from Golden State Times.
    C. The background on Middle East Peace Plan, photos and videos from today + transcript, and the links for tomorrow’s big announcement. ((Announcement at NOON, Eastern time, White House)
    D. THE BIG RALLY THREAD

    No sense in working tomorrow, won’t get anything done.
    We’ve NEVER had 6 threads going at one time before – everyone is absolved from making a mistake and posting in the wrong place. No worries.

    Thank you to all who post and help. You guys are the best!

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    1. Can’t express OUR thanks enough, Daughn. Today’s thread on impeachment was outstanding. I came on when I could…everyone made it so easy to catch up quickly.
      Looking forward to tomorrow!

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  8. Iowa caucus is February 3rd! A week from today.

    Team Trump is sending 80 people to canvas the state.

    “For the Feb. 3 caucuses, the Trump campaign is planning an ambitious show of force around the state, with over 80 surrogates expected to campaign at caucus locations. The push will be led by campaign manager Brad Parscale, the president’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump, who works for the campaign and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, also a campaign adviser.

    The group heading to Iowa includes White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and a number of cabinet members, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Also attending are members of Congress, among them House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) , Rep. Elise Stefanik, (R., N.Y.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), as well as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and governors from surrounding states”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-campaign-targets-iowa-to-show-strength-boost-gop-caucus-turnout-11580137741?fbclid=IwAR1cRQ1457xkfSiGpz6ns-WyURAuWRL_VLWFiyFOVQq8_yHCIamXr2v485g

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      1. As you know NY guy, you start getting into the Maryland, Delaware, NJ, area the land mass decreases, but the population increases. He’s going to be reaching into all those markets. I’m sure you saw this from Parscale, but just in case – it’s phenomenal news – almost half of the people going to his rallies (recently Wisconsin and Ohio) are not the typical GOP voter, they’re Dems, and folks who haven’t voted in at least 4 elections.
        https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/message-from-brad-parscale/

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        1. This rally is opening some eyes. In a serious way. It is unprecedented. The left is going to retreat back to their bubble and convince themselves this is not real.

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        1. Thats what I thought. Akitas are never to be left alone with children and must be trained. Theres an akita that is VERY VERY well bred and trained I see at walmart with his owner. Long hair and hes at least 130 lbs, he is HUGE but gentle. Always well behaved and is a therapy dog for his elderly owner.

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  9. Okay…time for a little levity! Attended my usual workout class this morning and, as usual, we did a series of planks towards the end of class (when our arms are shot from free weights, of course! LOL)
    So, I return home and see that 2471 people in India broke a world record by getting together and holding a plank position for 60 seconds!
    Now, that’s newsworthy in our troubled world and brightened my day…..good to see some put things in the proper perspective! 😉

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  10. Hmm…

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  11. Katy Turd will probably get scolded by her bosses for mentioning how much bigger President Trump’s crowds are than all of the Dem candidates…she must have slipped in the snow and hit her head or something…she said 5 or 10 thousand…I’m guessing he’ll draw much bigger crowds than that.

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  12. This goes under the “do not look away category”
    You know that look of determination, when you make up your mind and set your jaw.
    Yeah, they’re going to eat these words.

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    1. They still have no idea why Donald Trump won in 2016. They just can’t help themselves…like desperate TDS crack addicts. This type of sick display will only help get PDJT get reelected.

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      1. What’s even better for us, they do not understand that this isn’t 2016 anymore. What we saw in 2016 was the small eruptions that preclude a true volcanic eruption.

        2020 is going to be seismic, off the Richter Scale.

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    2. Jerks.

      I graduated near the top of my class in my MBA program. For the longest time, I was at the top. Point being, I am no rube. No hillbilly.

      We are going to shove their contempt right up their butts. America First is for everyone who loves how wonderful it is to live here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along for the ride.

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      1. I feel like you. These people have no idea who they’re dealing with.

        AND if you take away all our degree folks, you’ll still find the salt of the earth, common sense, rugged, smart without formalized so-called higher-education, brilliant people. The Lemons of the world couldn’t survive an incident in the wilderness – but I bet we could!

        POTUS supporters are probably some of the most diverse of any political group in this country. Astounding that they’re too stupid to realize that.

        They mock us at their peril.

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  13. THANK YOU WOLF – for freedom of speech 😉 For providing a sanctuary for fellow travelers.

    OK I’m going to post this now, rather than waiting for the new thread to pop…

    It is instructive, every so often, to read some unvarnished raw opinion and fake history that haunts the left.

    Coming from “Rolling Stone” – well, you really can’t expect much.

    We need to remember how blind these people are, and why. This article claims to be about the “Christian Right” but like so many pieces from the left, it says more about them and their projection than anything else.

    False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/christian-right-worships-donald-trump-915381/

    Another copy in cast that fails.

    …False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump …
    https://smallstepsgiantstrides.net/2019/12/03/false-idol-why-the-christian-right-worships-donald-trump/

    * An outstanding amount of bad history, particularly on “fundamentalism”. Heavy cherry picking. Clearly this not a person acquainted with George Marsden or Mark Noll.

    * Talks about “Christian dominionists” – a favorite leftist bugaboo is to get all afraid about a group of people with less political influence than the Shelby County Little League Club. I’ve seen this trope over and over for at least fifteen years – I even posted about it over a decade ago and made “The Yurica Report” (no longer online) mad at me.

    * It’s hard to believe that a million woman marchers wearing pink you-know-what hats are really offended by a Trump video tape but aren’t bothered at all that “50 Shades” sold 80 million copies in the U.S.

    * Says “I was raised a child of the Christian right. I know what they believe because the tenets of their faith are mine too.” I’m sorry that this person was traumatized by their childhood, and I hope that they are able to recover. But seriously, what this person describes is pretty doggon alien, like it beamed down from the mothership.

    * “Before the Civil War, Christian abolitionists fought not just for the end of slavery but also for prison reform” As has Trump – see the First Step Act, which was BI-PARTISAN, incidentally, unlike this hit piece.

    * Standard set of “Christians are anti-science” tropes. Yes, I know how to use Maxwell’s equations, thank you.

    * He complains about Trump calling out fake news, but never mentions H. L. Mencken’s false reporting of the Scopes trail. (He probably also doesn’t know that H. L. Mencken greatly respected J.Gresham Machen and wrote a favorable obituary of him.)

    * There is no mention that the early fundamentalist movement was a Northern and urban phenomena. There is no explanation provided on how it became associated with the rural South. Most pop history of Fundamentalism is full of astonishing gaps. It’s similar to the left’s conspiracy theory of the GOP’s “Southern Strategy” which neglects the radical socio-economic changes in the South in the 1970s. Something that Daughn has talked about on more than one occasion 😉

    * The author wrongly believes that Russell Moore’s “wings were clipped”. This is – unsurprisingly – wildly ignorant of the current leftist insurgency in the SBC of which Russell Moore is a key player. He also shows very little care of the dark money being funneled into Moore’s ERLC to promote “immigration”, which has been outlined here.

    * “I returned to America to discover a rich tradition of progressive Christianity, with thinkers like Rob Bell and Rachel Held Evans” In itself, that’s rich. Bell and Evans are like bar tenders that give thirsty men alcohol to quench their thirst, a shallow faux Christianity. I was surprised when I learned one of my co-workers at another job had Bell as a close family relative.

    * An outstanding example of projection: “These faith leaders helped me see that no one political party had a monopoly on God; that Jesus himself was revolutionary, upsetting hierarchies wherever he went; and that a form of Christianity that could be co-opted by a political agenda was suspect at its core.”

    * “What is Christian about what’s happening at the border right now?” I dunno, what is Christian about allowing drugs, human trafficking, and violence against the weak and powerless in society to continue? How is that justice?

    * “What is Christian about the economic policies since Trump took office?” I dunno, what’s wrong with caring for the poor by ensuring that they have jobs? He complains about “income inequality” – while Trump has raised the MEDIAN U.S. worker wage to the highest level in U.S. history, with the greatest wage growth occurring in the lowest wage groups. I’d say that’s caring “for the least of these”.

    * “Parts of the Old and New Testaments imply very strongly that there’s not just a judgment of individuals, but there’s a judgment of nations,” and America is a net blessing – for its own people and the world. Only one other nation exists that could be said is better, and the left wants to boycott divest and sanction it.

    * Complains about “Ideology” – as if the left isn’t an ideology, and everyone else is ideological. A favorite trope since Napoleon deployed it in the French Revolution against his enemies.

    * Follows uncritically every media pundit that conflates economic nationalism and ethnonationalism, which is the basis for saying that a man who has received many awards from African American organizations for his support of inner city initiatives and for his work with race reconciliation is a… well, you know.

    * Stunning projection, an shockingly honest NeoMarxist definition: “‘religious liberty’ is code for protection of white, Western cultural heritage.” Most people know better than to state these kinds of falsehoods out loud, because it exposes too much. Like most antifa fascists, the goal is to enforce conformity to the doctrines of NeoMarxism, individual conscience be damned. Even atheists and pagans won’t be safe with this kind of thinking. If you have no right of conscience, what rights DO you have? Even the author of this article is going to end up sent to a re-education camp by his comrades.

    * “‘It’s all about money,’ one Christian critic of Trump says about the support.” Dammit where’s my weekly pay check from the GOP??? Meanwhile Soros dark money floods everywhere. Willful blindness.

    * “In a journalism career that has spanned 15 years, I have never struggled with an article so much as I have with this one, and it’s because I know my beliefs could hurt my family.” Yes I’m sure you stayed up all night tossing and turning over it 😉

    * I didn’t read the Dr. David Jeremiah book, sorry.

    * “Do you understand why someone could be called by their faith to vote against a party that separates families?” Oh, you mean that policy that the OBAMA administration put in place? 😉 The same left that for eight years made a big deal about “human trafficking” now suddenly thinks the problem doesn’t exist. Because THAT is a loving expression of your faith – leaving children at the border to be exposed to exploitation. Sounds oh so HOSPITABLE.

    * “Alex, the Earth is going to be all burned up anyway” NO. IT. ISN’T. Good grief man, where did you go to Sunday School? Were you awake? 😉

    * “All we can do is love them.” “No, we can cut back on carbon emissions. There are a lot of things we can do.” The U.S. is leading the WORLD in cutting back its carbon emissions! Under the Trump Administration the private sector in America has cut more carbon emissions than ANY, and I mean, ANY of the Paris Agreement nations, none of which have met their own emission cut targets.

    * “I try to think of how to reframe the conversation.” There’s that Lakhoff again! 😉 I told you about this.

    * “You cannot base national policy about what is happening to the environment on one group of people’s religion, I answer.” YES!!! THANK YOU!!! We don’t have to listen to the Leftists loony ECO-RELIGION ANY MORE!!! HOORAY!!! I’m so glad that Steve Mnuchin is running the U.S. Treasury and not Greta.

    If this is the best the left can provide against Trump, we’re going to win easily in 2020 😂 😂 😂

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