20200214: Dear KMAG Open Thread

Happy Valentine’s Day, QTreepers! Welcome to Friday and the Daily Open Thread. Special treats for Valentine’s Day! Volume UP! Expanded holiday version!

President Ronald Reagan jumped out of his limousine to stop in a local pharmacy to buy Nancy a Valentine’s Day card. It’s tough to shop for your sweetie when you’re the leader of the free world.

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. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time. We’re glad you’re joining us for Valentine’s Day. Come and Get Your Love!

QTree has grown. Have you noticed? We are the news now. It’s a wonderful thing. No, You’ll Never Find……….. another site like Q Tree. We’re the ones who loves you, and there’s no one else!

It’s Valentine’s weekend and time for a special meal, little bit of tenderness, with those you love most. Remember, when we were kids, we had to give Valentines to the WHOLE class. Play nicely. Let Your Love Flow!

Although….. there is not a whole lotta love going on in New Hampshire this week after the primary. We said goodbye to Duval Patrick, Andrew Yang, and the Governor Bennett, as they dropped out of the race. Guess that’s One Less Bell to Answer, or maybe we should just Kiss and Say Goodbye, or maybe we should just Turn Them Loose. Can we add Nervous Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck to the list? :

Of course we do get Hope Hicks back to the White House, announced this week.

Heaven Must be Missing an Angel named Hope Hicks, but When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman…… it’s hard. Yet, Hope is easy to be around. She’s happy, competent, with razor wit when it comes to protecting our President and dealing with the media. Hope is sweet, she’s kind, nice, ….. She’s Our Candy Girl. We’re just happy she is home.

Yes, the Trump White House is blessed with beautiful women who are far more than a mere pretty face. None is more spectacular than Melania. What a breath of fresh air she brings to the country.

It’s been a long time since we’ve had such an elegant First Lady, and “We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off of Her”. She’s just too good to be true, pardon the way that we stare.

SPEAK THE FIVE WORDS BOLDLY TO OUR PRESIDENT!, “I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!“ He needs our prayers and help more than ever before! ….. and unlike others, we mean it!! The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer……..

Of course, this Valentine’s Day we’re reminded of how much we love our President. Have you seen the stock market lately, the economy, the new business starts, the employment numbers, the way the country is working more efficiently? “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

He came along and everything started to hum………….. BUT ~~~~ The best is yet to come. Yes, we’re ready for 2020! President Trump did it HIS WAY! He takes those slings and arrows for us. And our Hearts Are on Fire. The love for our country is ALIVE!

Special tribute to all the men of QTree! We love you guys. Glad you are here, rock solid, as our base. You’re still the ones that make us laugh, still the ones which are our better half….. We’re still havin’ fun, and you guys are still the ones!

Don’t you wish we could all vote tomorrow?

Remember Wheatie’s Rules:

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

See you all on Saturday morning at Wheatie’s Treehouse!

691 thoughts on “20200214: Dear KMAG Open Thread

  1. We have a two tiered justice system in this country.

    That isn’t the problem. The problem is that the two tiers work in the opposite way that they should.

    A government employee gets immunity, and an ordinary “little guy” does not.

    It should be, that the system comes down HARD on the government people, harder than on the little guy. Because we have entrusted these people with power and they chose to abuse it.

    They should not be allowed to take the fifth, when it comes to an investigation of their malfeasance. It’s stuff they did for a job they took voluntarily, a position of trust, we trusted them with power over us. We clearly need an additional check on them.

    Liked by 11 people

    1. Why do you think President Trump said in 2018 that the “Senate is key” ……………….?

      Why do you think Mitch is appointing so many judges? Why do you think the Courts are key?

      POTUS has a pretty good idea of the really bad US ATTYs in place, but he can’t do anything with the DIM controlled House ready to impeach again and a CIA controlled media slamming him daily.

      Liked by 10 people

      1. “Taking the fifth is their right whether we like or or not.”

        _______________

        Not if we change the Law it isn’t.

        People who go into the military give up all sorts of rights… it couldn’t work any other way.

        We can apply those same laws to civil government.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Well, I always thought so, DP, but when you are asked to testify as an employee, rather than as a private person, I’m not sure what I think about that. Another example is freedom of speech, which an employer can restrict within one’s employment. I’m not reaching conclusions about these things, just thinking them through. When one is employed, one is not supposed to be acting for one’sself in the capacity of your employment.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. As a long time lurker and rare commenter, I just wanted to say I’m in the “this is all BS” group, but pray we are proven wrong. The posts on this thread today have been golden from so many of you and I can’t look away.
    FU Lisa!

    Liked by 10 people

    1. I hope the tweet from Lisa haunts her forever. What a nasty, miserable woman. POTUS mentions her and Strozac at his rallies – this isn’t over.

      Awhile back he also mentioned treason and names. McCabes was one of them…

      Liked by 12 people

    2. Evereleutheros, we all pray something will happen.
      Tired of sitting on our hands, here. It’s always going to happen “later”, wait on the next investigation.
      Meanwhile, we’re already in an election cycle.
      Still………. nothing.

      Liked by 6 people

              1. I’m hoping this is like other times of demoralization and perceived defeat we have faced. Give it 24 to 48 hrs, waiting for the other shoe to drop, and pray!! I still trust in God and Trump….there’s likely a lot more going on than meets the eye.

                Liked by 8 people

  3. For what’s worth, I believe Barr had to wait to make some moves, ie. appointing an outside prosecutor to look at General Flynn’s case, until POTUS’ impeachment issue was done. Even another impeachment won’t tie his hands. The first one had to be gone through.

    Notice how Barr has made several moves recently. Our Congress critters are making moves. Expect more to happen.

    Liked by 17 people

    1. As a retired paralegal, I find it stunning that Barr appointed a special prosecutor to review the Flynn case AND released that info to the public. I have never heard of such a thing before. IOW it’s unprecedented.

      It also makes most of the complaining comments look really weak.

      Liked by 5 people

    2. I forgot a key point in my previous comment – that the Flynn case is still active and has motions pending WHILE it is about to be investigated. That’s like a high wire act between finding wrongdoing and improper influencing the case.

      Liked by 6 people

      1. Interesting, and you’re right. Judge Sullivan couldn’t help but be aware of what Barr just did – and that makes Sullivan’s position shaky. If he has any smarts he knows this.

        OTOH, if an “outside” prosecutor finds that the charges are bogus, and the current prosecutors are guilty of misconduct, then the government withdraws the case.

        Sullivan may have got wind that this was going to happen, outside prosecutor, which is why he took the case off his calendar. Flynn still waiting on sentencing.

        Like

  4. President Trump is hanging tough – not backing down or giving in to Cuomo’s NY sanctuary policies.

    Liked by 10 people

  5. Jordan Sather
    @Jordan_Sather_
    ·
    5h

    I could see strategy for this.

    People will say “Why charge Flynn and not McCabe?!” adding to that argument.

    The public are saying “WTF?!”, and demanding justice. This will make Durham’s upcoming drops more accepted.

    Appear weak when you are strong. Information warfare.
    Quote Tweet

    Jennifer Franco
    @jennfranconews
    · 6h
    #BREAKING: The Justice Department is dropping it’s criminal investigation and pursuit of charges against fired deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Brian has a THREAD…

      Brian Cates // Digital Soldier for Flynn ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
      @drawandstrike
      Here we go.

      News they aren’t pursuing the most minor charge McCabe faced blows up the news cycle so what they’ve been engineering behind the scenes can move forward. https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status/1228390453487124480

      Catherine Herridge

      @CBS_Herridge
      SCOOP: Chairman Senate Judiciary formally asks AG Barr to make witnesses available for probe “Crossfire Hurricane” + #FISA @CBSNews told “former Dept employees“ cited in letter will be contacted directly, plan to call Comey McCabe Yates Rosenstein among others @LindseyGrahamSC

      Liked by 6 people

  6. I was looking at Praying Medics tweet thread posted by PR, and the Barr and Bongino parts were high- lighted. What really caught my attention was the last few posts about the blank post and the time stamp on it. 1:29:15 and linking it to a watch drop with 2 in the date, and the time 1:29. This IS a leap year. I’m not very knowledgeable about the time stamps, but they have definitely been shown to have significance.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. HMMMmmmmm

      We know the Chinese and Hezbollah use drug gangs to ‘attack’ the USA. Would these drug runners then fall under the definition of ‘agents of foreign powers’? Esp. those associated with the TERRORIST organization Hezbollah?

      FISA

      ….FISA was initially enacted in 1978 and sets out procedures for physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information. Initially, FISA addressed only electronic surveillance but has been significantly amended to address the use of pen registers and trap and trace devices, physical searches, and business records…..

      * For purposes of FISA, agents of foreign powers include agents of foreign political organizations and groups engaged in international terrorism, as well as agents of foreign nations….

      Note that “agents of foreign powers” may include U.S. citizens and permanent residents suspected of being engaged in espionage and violating U.S. law on territory under United States control. Section 1801(b).

      The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, P.L. 108-458, amended the definition of “agent of a foreign power” in FISA (50 U.S.C. § 1801(b)(1)), to add a new category of covered individuals called the “lone wolf” provision. Under the “lone wolf” provision, a non-United States person who engages in international terrorism or activities in preparation for international terrorism is deemed to be an “agent of a foreign power” under FISA…..

      Exception to Court Order Requirement: The President may authorize electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year without a FISC court order where the Attorney General certifies that there is “no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a U.S. person is a party,” provided the surveillance is directed solely at communications among or between foreign powers, or “the acquisition of technical intelligence … from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power.”

      https://it.ojp.gov/PrivacyLiberty/authorities/statutes/1286

      Liked by 4 people

  7. SteveInCO says at 17:44
    “He can fire anyone at DOJ.”

    NO THE PRESIDENT CAN NOT! And that is the major problem.

    Unfortunately the DOJ lawyers are part of the Union workers who are PROTECTED.

    Sorry I can not access that info anymore, but I did the investigation a couple years ago and posted it OT. WORSE you are trying to fire LAWYERS.

    In the federal government, firing an employee is the easy part. Keeping them fired is where things get difficult. Federal employees can appeal any serious disciplinary action to two different agencies (the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), enlist the legal expertise of a third agency (the Office of Special Counsel), and, of course, involve their union representative….

    Holding federal employees accountable is essentially impossible. They have the highest job security of any sector of the economy. In fact, out of a federal non-military workforce of 2.1 million, only 11,046 persons—or 0.5 percent—were fired in 2017.

    One reason for this is the cumbersome process managers must endure to fire a single employee. Multiple appeals involving as many as four separate agencies, as well as union representatives, are not uncommon. This process can last years even in the most cut-and-dry cases.

    Faced with such obstacles, federal managers often let misconduct go unaddressed….

    Today, even if an employee is clearly guilty of misconduct or chronic poor performance, the Merit Systems Protection Board can overturn a punishment it finds to be too harsh…..
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/07/19/firing-a-bad-federal-employee-may-get-a-little-easier/

    President Trump did try to improve the situation.

    https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/06/03/executive-order-firing-policies-leaves-federal-employees-contemplating-job-security/

    Liked by 6 people

    1. “NO THE PRESIDENT CAN NOT! And that is the major problem.

      Unfortunately the DOJ lawyers are part of the Union workers who are PROTECTED.”

      _______________

      He can fire anybody he wants, a hundred different ways.

      Reagan fired the entire Air Traffic Controllers Union, a.k.a. the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization or PATCO

      All 11,359 of them.

      He could fire 10 times that many corrupt lawyers and not even make a dent.

      Even if it was true that he couldn’t fire them (which I don’t believe it is), he can reassign them to the North Pole. And the South Pole. He can make their lives so miserable that they will quit TOMORROW.

      The president of the United States is NOT powerless and helpless in the face of the bureaucratic machine.

      He can BLOW IT UP whenever he wants.

      Liked by 3 people

    2. I’m afraid the president can fire anyone he wants to get rid of, union “rules” or not. Others have given examples. I will also say the president can order workers back on the job, a la, GHWB telling the rail road people to get back on the job. Without rail, we are dead in the water here in the USA freight, energy and other wise.

      Liked by 3 people

    3. “…In the federal government, firing an employee is the easy part. Keeping them fired is where things get difficult. Federal employees can appeal any serious disciplinary action to two different agencies (the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), enlist the legal expertise of a third agency (the Office of Special Counsel), and, of course, involve their union representative….”

      ___________________

      Those appear to be the intentionally created, 100% subversive bottlenecks, whose sole purpose is the obstruct the will of the People and our Representatives by a lawless permanent bureaucracy of Leftists.

      De-fund and De-commission both the EEOC and the MSPB as a matter of national security.

      The president can do it tonight, before midnight.

      Fire everybody.

      For every person who decides to fight back, bring the full weight and force of the federal government against them. Bankrupt them, each and every one. It would be easy, and cost less than the amount of monthly aid we give to Stanstanistan.

      The essential ingredient that is always missing is the will to do it, to do whatever it takes to win.

      Once you decide to win, figuring out what actions are necessary is easy. They practically present themselves in sequential order.

      As for the MSPB, I found this:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Merit_Systems_Protection_Board

      “The board has gone without a quorum for the entire Trump administration, with the last member to retire at the end of February 2019.”

      If the Trump administration has not (or has not allowed) members of the board of the MSPB to be replaced, and last member is scheduled to retire by the end of February 2019… roughly a year ago… then shut it down already.

      Take the word “can’t” OUT OF YOUR VOCABULARY.

      Then DO IT.

      This is why revolutions happen.

      Because bad people are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves and feather their nests, and good people are not willing to do anything to stop them.

      This leads to random individual acts of vigilantism, followed by more, and more, until the revolution is well underway and nobody quite remembers when it actually began.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Just a suggestion to the people here who are looking at the surface and seeing rapids when it’s really just the wind making ripples on the surface of the river, y’all might check out a stage play made into a movie titled “Noises Off.” The second act is all about what happens back stage that the audience does not see, and is one of the funniest scripts out there on this matter. And, to be honest, it’s pretty accurate. Backstage is always more entertaining than what’s being offered for the audience.

    Just a suggestion. We’re watching a movie, according to Q, so whatever we’re seeing on the surface is not what is really happening, and we can’t do a darn thing about it.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. 3866
    Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 717d81 No.8141007
    Feb 14 2020 22:09:33 (EST) NEW

    Q

    Liked by 6 people

      1. “Revenge is a dish best served stone cold.”

        _____________

        Why?

        Why do people always say that?

        It doesn’t make any sense, in and of itself.

        Why would anyone want revenge served cold, anyway?

        Hot makes a lot more sense.

        ‘Cold’ is an absence of action.

        Like ‘cold anger’, roughly translated, means ‘stew in your juices and never do anything to change the circumstances, just bear an unjust burden for eternity — i.e., shut up and take it.

        Hot anger is an entirely different thing.

        Hot anger nearly always involves action.

        And action is what is needed — always — in order to change a dynamic, or circumstance, which is contrary to Justice.

        I looked up this “Revenge” quote to find out who to blame, and it turns out to be a meaningless quote by nobody.

        Which is what I kind of guessed.

        Like so much other bull&%$# in this world.

        https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/revenge-is-a-dish-best-served-cold.html

        Like

          1. “Cold means it is without emotion, reaction. It’s F%$# you in the the most controlled and lasting way possible.”

            ______________

            Interesting.

            Has it ever actually happened before?

            Or is it just a trope of fiction and drama?

            Liked by 1 person

    1. BrunoBarking
      @Bruno062418
      Every Human Life is a Sacred Gift from our Creator God. https://twitter.com/TrumpLadyFran/status/1228126893062275072

      WINNING⭐⭐⭐AMERICA 2020
      @TrumpLadyFran
      Watch This Little MIRACLE of LIFE…

      Baby Dances & Kicks Around In It’s Amniotic Sac AFTER Being Delivered C-Section.

      While Gov Northam of Virginia Would Rather Sit Around & Discuss If This Little Baby Can Live or Not.

      CHOOSE❤️LIFE❤️
      Abortion Is Murder

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Catching up.

    Good news locally. Finished up a week of jury duty. Pardon my lack of legalese…
    – Kidnapping with a deadly weapon.
    – Imprisonment with a deadly weapon.
    – Rape with a deadly weapon.
    – Assault with a deadly weapon.
    – Assault on a minor with a deadly weapon.
    – Destroying personal property ($250-$3,000) with a deadly weapon.
    Guilty on all charges
    .
    .
    The McCabe thing is absolutely infuriating. BUT, I am hanging in there for what I think are the right reasons. Bigger bad ass charges charges coming.

    AG Barr.
    – Surely “played” along with getting Jessie Liu out of DOJ.
    – Surely intervening with Stone. Moar coming as DC prosecutors getting a look from outside folks. Sad part is still DOJ doing the looking.
    – Moves are being made big time on sanctuary cities. BOTH on the legal side by suing and SWAT agents moving into sanctuary cities.

    AND, above all else, President Trump will NOT let the coup plotters off the hook.

    SO, I am OK with things as they are proceeding.
    .
    .

    Moar than a cliche, or corny saying….I believe…

    You can’t always get what you want
    You can’t always get what you want
    You can’t always get what you want
    But if you try sometime you find
    You get what you need.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. “Moar than a cliche, or corny saying….I believe…

      You can’t always get what you want
      You can’t always get what you want
      You can’t always get what you want
      But if you try sometime you find
      You get what you need. ”

      _____________

      If I recall correctly, that’s a quote from the philosopher Jagger, as Greg House once said. 😁

      Liked by 3 people

  11. Daughn I wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart, I miss hearing Kimi sing in the morning and when I went thru your rockin open thread she sang every song off mostly the second or third note. when it got to Our love us alive she was singing before the second note and looked at me and said Gary and froze lol ya got her for a minute. I gave her his initials and she immediately said Gary but was still in a brain fart so I told her she could change the w to a r and she would still be right OMG she cracked up laughing.
    Thank you for puttin the finishing touches to an amazing Valentine’s day, my baby was floored when she came home and I was clean shaven, I grew that beard for 5 years and it was worth every minute of it to shave it off to see her reaction. Our dogs still dont know who I am now until I say something and our alpha male Crook he just growls at me with his tail waggin.
    We had an amazing dinner rockin out to your playlist in this thread.

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s