Dear KMAG: 20200131 Open Thread

Welcome to the Friday OPEN THREAD at the QTree! What a week it has been. Thank you for the Thursday hand-off TrumpIsMine. What would we do without FLEP’s News Roundup to keep up? Thank you, Flep. Hat tip and a hearty thank you to all contributors and the lurkers!

The President and FLOTUS Melania outside of Ford’s Theater just before Christmas.

We don’t believe in political correctness at QTree. Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it. Important Guidelines are outlined here in the January 1st open thread, with an addendum on 20191110. In other words, please keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time. That’s life at QTreehouse as we glide into the weekend.

What a week we’ve had. We started with the Bolton Blow-Up and have been living with ShaMMMpeachment all week long, but our team has been terrific. We’ve fallen in love with Patrick Philbin and are ready to nominate him to the Supreme Court.

We’ve learned all about the Coronovirus this week but can’t decide how bad the virus really is. Let’s say, we’re not going a cruise ship around China South Seas, anytime soon.

The President signed USMCA, creating the largest trading bloc in the world between Mexico, USA, Canada. The deal was long overdue.

USMCA – United States Mexico Canada Agreement.

Along the way, in his spare time, the President decided to release the Middle East Peace Plan. No way anyone could have watched the ceremony without shedding a tear.

We’ve traveled to a raccous rally in South Jersey! What a wonderful time. So many people reserved tickets, the entire summer beach town of WildWood reopened. Every restaurant, hotel, and bar was full. What a rally!

The President also made a stop in Michigan, to spread the cheer about USMCA, and had a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, where we got to stopped to visit with a few friendly people.

Today is the LONG-awaited BREXIT and we all wish we were in a pub with our buddy, ChurchMouse, sharing a pint.

We’ll follow the Super Bowl over the weekend. Monday is the Iowa Caucus and get ready for Tuesday, The State of the Union!!!!!! Hard to believe that Davos was was only 8 days ago…..

Are you tired of winning? Are you tired of trying to keep up with our President? Rest up, because we’re definitely on that Wolfie Rollercoaster.

SPEAK THE FIVE WORDS BOLDLY TO OUR PRESIDENT!, “I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!“ He needs our prayers and help more than ever before!

And remember….. it is time to drain the swamp in DC and LOCALLY. Please make a commitment in the new year to attend a LOCAL board meeting for your town or municipality or school board. Get involved and make your presence known. Put your local officials phone numbers in your cell phone and call them once a week (or more often).

“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People.” Candidate Donald J Trump

Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

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

Since most of us arrived here because we were “banned”. How about this Grand Funk Railroad classic as our new theme song? After all, we’re pretty much the American Banned, right?

524 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200131 Open Thread

    1. WORSE!
      You do not have to have symptoms to transmit the disease and you can easily have ‘Typhoid Marys’ especially among youngsters.

      Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany

      ….A 33-year-old otherwise healthy German businessman (Patient 1) became ill with a sore throat, chills, and myalgias on January 24, 2020. The following day, a fever of 39.1°C (102.4°F) developed, along with a productive cough. By the evening of the next day, he started feeling better and went back to work on January 27.

      ….Before the onset of symptoms, he had attended meetings with a Chinese business partner at his company near Munich on January 20 and 21. The business partner, a Shanghai resident, had visited Germany between Jan. 19 and 22. During her stay, she had been well with no signs or symptoms of infection but had become ill on her flight back to China, where she tested positive for 2019-nCoV on January 26 …

      Contact tracing was started, and the above-mentioned colleague was sent to the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Munich for further assessment. At presentation, he was afebrile and well. He reported no previous or chronic illnesses and had no history of foreign travel within 14 days before the onset of symptoms. Two nasopharyngeal swabs and one sputum sample were obtained and were found to be positive for 2019-nCoV on quantitative reverse-transcriptase–polymerase-chain-reaction (qRT-PCR) assay.2 Follow-up qRT-PCR assay revealed a high viral load of 108 copies per milliliter in his sputum during the following days, with the last available result on January 29.
      On January 28, three additional employees at the company tested positive for 2019-nCoV (Patients 2 through 4 in Figure 1). Of these patients, only Patient 2 had contact with the index patient; the other two patients had contact only with Patient 1. In accordance with the health authorities, all the patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection were admitted to a Munich infectious diseases unit for clinical monitoring and isolation. So far, none of the four confirmed patients show signs of severe clinical illness.

      However, it is notable that the infection appears to have been transmitted during the incubation period of the index patient, in whom the illness was brief and nonspecific.3
      The fact that asymptomatic persons are potential sources of 2019-nCoV infection may warrant a reassessment of transmission dynamics of the current outbreak. In this context, the detection of 2019-nCoV and a high sputum viral load in a convalescent patient (Patient 1) arouse concern about prolonged shedding of 2019-nCoV after recovery. Yet, the viability of 2019-nCoV detected on qRT-PCR in this patient remains to be proved by means of viral culture…

      *https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001468#.XjPJD9okNBB.twitter

      ….The case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus even though he showed no symptoms is raising concern that people may be spreading the virus…
      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-29/10-year-old-boy-raises-fears-wuhan-virus-could-spread-undetected

      In Japan too: ”Symptomless Japanese tested positive…” – *https://twitter.com/caasi_daisuki/status/1223131273075388416

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    2. We know the Chinese LIE…

      Secret cremations in China
      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/01/31/china-accused-secretly-cremating-coronavirus-victims-conceal-fatalities/
      “A Hong Kong-based news outlet called Initium Media alleged on Wednesday that the Chinese Communist government is secretly cremating victims of the Wuhan coronavirus to keep the death toll down…..”

      Also same story @ ZEROHEDGE:

      Reporters Claim To Have Proof China Lying About Virus Death Toll As Total Cases Near 8,000; 12,000 More Suspected
      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/british-airways-ends-all-flights-china-virus-spreads-middle-east

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>

      The only question is in which direction are the Chinese lying?

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      1. Zoe, text in twitter above

        Lisa Mei Crowley
        @LisaMei62

        Unbelievable. https://twitter.com/JuliansRum/status/1223418574552948737

        Julian’s Rum 🥃
        @JuliansRum

        Dude. It was fucking Buzzfeed that got ZeroHedge suspended from Twitter for reporting on the possibility that coronavirus was man-made.

        They claimed ZH doxxed a Chinese scientist.

        The MSM isn’t just the enemy. They’re pure fucking evil.

        followed by images of docs name of individual who complained to twitter, all of which can be found at zH’s article here

        https://www.zerohedge.com/political/zerohedge-suspended-twitter

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      1. I received an email from WP with a link to another ‘Contact’ form, where I filled out details of the issues again, so they are working on it 👍

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        1. Good. But I already know what is going to happen. The CORRUPTION is higher up in Automattikkk management, just like it was back in “Shallow State IT” where I used to work. The only way for us to get action is to SCARE CORRUPT MANAGEMENT. Oh, they get scared, then needed things happen.

          “Spam” has become their Swiss army knife to regulate content. The problem is, the POLITICS of that, and of the people, has now filtered in, so that IT decisions reflect their political outlook.

          They cannot give us control. But the idea that members here get sent into SPAM is absolutely ridiculous to begin with.

          IT’S NUTS. Anybody who has posted here more than 10 times going into spam is a JOKE.

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          1. “The only way for us to get action is to SCARE CORRUPT MANAGEMENT. Oh, they get scared, then needed things happen.”

            _______________

            Sounds like fun.

            How do we scare them?

            Annie seems very nice, she’s the one who emailed me, but it must be her higher-ups who have caught a serious case of anti-American anti-freedom of speech Lefto-neurosis.

            They’re so afraid of Lefto-neurosis being exposed that WP doesn’t even recognize the word ‘neurosis’.

            That’s pretty bad… 😁

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          2. CM got a response within 3 hrs. I’ve been checking, it’s been almost 7 hrs since I reported, no response.
            Thanks to FG&C, he attached my report to CM’s original. No response there either.

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            1. They’re going to have to decide how to play this. I’m too smart to fall for the “it’s Akismet’s fault” dodge. I can see that coming a mile away. My old bosses in shallow state did that one all the time. A says talk to B, B says talk to A, the real denial is driven by C.

              One way to make things happen. POINT THE FINGER AT C AND CALL ‘EM OUT – with the truth that has prog liars running up and down hallways.

              There is no reason that I should have to designate a poster as “not spam” more than once. Something is wrong if I do. THAT is the breaker of hidden agendas.

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    1. Meh.

      its time to let left-wing voters suffer from the consequences of their choices in leadership. They are getting exactly what they deserve…just like the folks without power in CA.

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      1. That’s usually my first thought too, but then I remember that the voting system is RIGGED by the LEFT.

        Nowhere more so than in NY and CA and Illinois.

        There may not have been a legitimate vote in any of those states in a 100 years or more.

        So it’s like blaming the people of Chicago for Al Capone.

        Al has all the Thompson submachine guns and the killers to use them.

        And the DOJ is out to lunch (whether they’re ‘watching and waiting’ or sound asleep, the result is the same).

        What are the regular people supposed to do?

        It’s the same problem We the People have EVERYWHERE.

        We can blame it on the People, but the moment the People start threatening to DO anything about, suddenly they’re the bad guys.

        And the people we PAY to do something about it (government) are the crooks.

        So what are the People supposed to do, when the voting is RIGGED and the government is CORRUPTED by the same crooks rigging the elections?

        You see what I mean?

        You can’t BLAME the People AND make it so the People can’t DO anything about it.

        Are the People supposed to take on the Police Department AND the city, state and federal governments?

        What are they supposed to DO?

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    2. Hopefully, the few remaining Conservatives in the City are safe at their homes. For all the rest of the Liberals that do live there, they can enjoy the environment that they have created.

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    1. Full picture, showing the fuchsia colored heels:


      .
      For Zoe:

      She is wearing a sleeveless dress with a fitted bodice and hips, where it looks like there are tucks that open up for the skirt.

      Dress is made of a large flowered print in vivid colors.
      There is a wide band of solid green fabric at the hem…hem length is just below the knees.

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  2. Two tweets above

    Tracy Beanz
    @tracybeanz

    Good news for @GenFlynn? “As the U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia, Shea would oversee some of the lingering cases from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, along with a number of politically charged investigations.”

    https://wtop.com/local/2020/01/ap-exclusive-barr-names-new-u-s-attorney-in-dc/

    ..”Shea will lead the largest U.S. attorney’s office in the country, which has been historically responsible for some of the most significant and politically sensitive cases the Justice Department brings in the U.S.”

    402
    9:08 PM – Jan 30, 2020

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      1. Q drop
        3817

        Adam Schiff Promoting #UnitedforUkraine Back in 2014
        Q
        !!Hs1Jq13jV6
        31 Jan 2020 – 12:50:55 PM

        https://twitter.com/repadamschiff/status/449641921187545088📁

        Coming soon.

        Q

        —————————————————————

        check this out *https://qmap.pub/players/read/39

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    1. I’d say interesting, but it’s more than that. It’s a message… Especially this evening, and the shampeachment is almost finished. Now it’s POTUS’ turn.

      Pots are boiling. 🙂

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        1. Yes, thank you. Meds finally worked, and had physical therapy today. Neck muscles were very tight – the PT guy was helpful.

          I’m almost afraid to go to sleep, because it’s the early morning hours when the migraines have been coming. I’ll pray to let the fear go, and be peaceful. Thank you.

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  3. The Dems have fired their weapons and come up empty. Keep in mind POTUS’ has yet to fire his.

    unseen1
    @unseen1_unseen
    Something to think about.

    The Dems just lost their biggest weapon. Trump will be acquitted on Wednesday.

    Trump on the other hand has kept his powder dry. He has Barr and Durham, possible indictments, Biden investigations, Rudy docs to unleash at will for the next 9 months😏😏

    @LarrySchweikart
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    29m
    Better than all that: he has now totally discredited both the Special Prosecutor AND the House impeachment crap. Those will be totally ineffective again.

    If I was a DemoKKKrat I’d be wetting myself.

    Trump is about to be unleashed.
    Replying to
    @LarrySchweikart
    Yes , I noticed at his rally yesterday that his speech was much more focused on four or five big campaign issues. It was a different tone from the Monday rally. He is entering campaign mode and he has all his weapons intact to fire at will.

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    1. Juanita Broaddrick
      @atensnut
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      54s
      Old Nan is probably tying one on and in complete meltdown mode tonight.

      Don’t that just make your day and put a big grin on your face?

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    1. Zoe –

      Tweet above

      Lisa Mei Crowley
      @LisaMei62

      HA! https://twitter.com/RedNationRising/status/1223424297051611136

      Red Nation Rising
      @RedNationRising

      Ahhh, the good ole SOTU @SpeakerPelosi clap. @tedcruz is trolling. Let’s see her clapping Tuesday when the world will be watching #TrumpAcquitted #SOTU2020 👏👏👏🤣🤣

      followed by photo of some senators with Sen Ted Cruz as he demonstrats Nanzi’ famous ‘seal clap’ she did to POTUS at the last SOTU (her daughter later commented that Nanzi always used that gesture when she was reprimanding her (the daughter).

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    1. “The Australian Red Cross strongly denies that they are withholding funds to pay for future disaster relief.”

      ______________

      Well that’s not good enough.

      Not even close.

      If they are a CHARITY and not a money laundering operation for international organized crime, then they shouldn’t be issuing ‘denials’.

      They should be saying “NOT US, COME LOOK AT OUR BOOKS AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES!”

      They should want to EXONERATE themselves.

      It’s not a ‘for profit’ corporation, it’s (supposedly) a CHARITY.

      So don’t issue ‘strong denials’ like any other corrupt institution does.

      Pretend like we’re all from Missouri, and SHOW US.

      Why WOULDN’T you?

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  4. Oh wow…this is good!

    .

    For Zoe:

    Chief Justice Roberts just shut down Schumer.

    Roberts said to Schumer:
    “I think it would be inappropriate for me, an unelected official from a different branch of government to assert the power to change that result so that the motion would succeed.”
    ……………..

    Schumer had asked Roberts about casting a tie-breaker vote.

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    1. Oh Wheatie, so glad you posted that… what Roberts said was appropriate and needed to be said. Schumer knew that… this is NOT his first rodeo, nor his first impeachment. Meanwhile his state is turning into a 3rd world country… worse, actually.

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  5. I think Praying Medic is right here.

    And I’m hoping this is a prelude to exposing the elitist pedophiles!

    .

    For Zoe…Praying Medic says:

    This is primarily about the children.

    End quote.

    Then Praying Medic has embedded a tweet from Team Trump, which has a video of President Trump saying:

    President @realDonaldTrump: ‘We will not rest until we have stopped every last human trafficker and liberated every last survivor’

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    1. Wheatie, I think this is how they all come tumbling down… tied to human trafficking. RICO will capture them all and rescue the children. Cannot happen too soon. Praying for it to come.

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  6. Well, how do I say this? My hubby has been having mobility issues the last couple of days so of course we went to the doctor. He’s been before, a couple of years ago, and thought he was having hip problems. He was told he wasn’t currently a candidate for surgery.

    So today, the nurse practitioner was brutally honest. His X ray looks okay, (which I’d thought a couple of years ago, it’s not perfect but didn’t look bad at all). So it could be sciatica or arthritis. But what really got me steamed was the doctors have been telling him he’s not CURRENTLY a candidate. It’s subtle. He figured he was just going to have to wait until it was “time”. It’s also symptomatic of the current attitude towards patients …. the patient is ALWAYS right, even if they’re not. So the patient is lied to, by omission. The current philosophy of treatment is treat the symptoms, give pills or surgery. Alternative “medicine” if frowned upon. And all of that just PISSES me off.

    I have a plan, and we sat down, and I laid it out and got him to realize that he’s been lied to. Eat sensibly in order to lose weight, and embark on a very mild exercise program. This is hard for him as he has been very fit for most of his life, so mild exercise is something he doesn’t view as real exercise. In addition, possibly some topical applications used to relieve pain.

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    1. FYI….Medicos are cutting back on surgeries because the feds are putting them in VERY tight binds re: pain meds and prescriptions for same. It is starting to become a very bad issue.

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      1. I’ve been aware of that. The surgeries were just starting to be cut back the first time, about 5 years ago, that my hubby went in, and the pain meds we knew because of my BIL having cancer, and passing away last spring. BUT, my hubby still has cartilage in his joint, it’s not bone on bone. What ticks me off, is that my hubby genuinely thought he was a candidate for hip replacement because of what he was NOT told. Like I said, it’s subtle. It’s all about money. Big pharma vs tried and true remedies that are not patented.
        Chiropractors being thrown under the bus (some are a LOT better than others) as well as acupuncture, etc.

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  7. Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
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    6m
    Feds Reconsider Jail Sentence for Michael Flynn After New Documents Show How Gov’t ‘Lied’ and ‘Framed’ Him https://bigleaguepolitics.com/feds-reconsider-jail-sentence-for-michael-flynn-after-new-documents-show-how-govt-lied-and-framed-him/ via
    @BigLeaguePol

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