Dear KAG: 20200226 Open Thread

Rise & Shine, y’all.

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Today begins a journey of penitence and reparations for many Christians around the world. It is an annual journey of self-improvement. From today’s readings where we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we will return, the Prophet Joel exhorts the return. From the Second Chapter:

Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
Perhaps he will again relent
and leave behind him a blessing,
Offerings and libations
for the LORD, your God.

Blow the trumpet in Zion!
proclaim a fast,
call an assembly;
Gather the people,
notify the congregation;
Assemble the elders,
gather the children
and the infants at the breast;
Let the bridegroom quit his room
and the bride her chamber.
Between the porch and the altar
let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep,
And say, “Spare, O LORD, your people,
and make not your heritage a reproach,
with the nations ruling over them!
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”

Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land
and took pity on his people.

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.

We ready for more “As the Swamp Turns”?

509 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200226 Open Thread

    1. I’m totally OK with a clean reauthorization of FISA, as long as everybody involved in perpetrating the Muh Russia hoax is executed first. Journalists included, of course.

      There will be no problems in the future if we take care of the hoaxers. NO PROBLEMS.

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    1. I think it’s complete bullshit when somebody sends out a tweet using a stale article as corroboration for the subject of the tweet. I don’t care how important that person might be nor which side he/she/it (h/t mini mike) is on.

      [spit while scowling]

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    1. Yes, this is not normal. The country has had “consequential national security/economic crises” since the JFK administration, so there is no reason to post his pic. Holder could have just as easily posted a pic of O since he is considered so competent by some. I think there is a dark message to someone in that tweet.

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          1. Zoe, here is the text of Holder’s Tweet – “Does anyone think that if there were a consequential national security/economic crisis that this Administration has the intellectual capacity and policy acumen to navigate the nation through it? The answer, frighteningly, is no. Now we have the coronavirus and they have no idea.” In the tweet there is a photo of John and Robert Kennedy facing each other silhouetted in profile by the light of a window, looking very serious.

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            1. He was the one who set up Trayvon and Parkland with his “Promise” programs that stripped due process from local authorities and gave it to communist-infiltrated organizations.

              I believe he has KNOWLEDGE of the blood hoaxes under Ozero – ALL of them.

              And oh, yes – he’s radical.

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              1. I am sure that H was on the opposite end of that cloud. Ozero was a bit young, BUT he hooked up with that gang later, while some of them were still on the lam. So they’re all tied together – just not at the same time.

                Cankles interned at Treuhaft – classic, well-known, DEEP communist lawyers – then she goes on to assist in the Watergate takedown of Nixon by hiding exculpatory evidence. Yeah, where did we see that technique used again? Eric Holder DOJ.

                IMO the Commies, including both the Soviet Union / Russia and Chyyynnaa, began greasing the skids for Cankles the moment she flipped at Wellesley for some Marxist prof.

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  1. Just dropping this here. I was puzzled by POTUS’ tweet response to Eric Bolling’s tweet today. But now look at this.

    @JuliansRum
    · 2h
    So Eric Holder sent his coded threat to Trump at 11:45pm ET last night.

    POTUS tweeted this at 11:17am ET today.

    I feel like Trump is subtly responding to more than one Eric here. (45>17)

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      1. It seemed off when I first read POTUS’ tweet this morning, so now I’m interested in Lisa taking note of perhaps a code response going on. Makes more sense. I responded to Bolling’s tweet.

        @Lady_Penquin
        Shocked to see @EricBolling say this. Butti is a deliberate clone of Barack Obama. Speech inflections, mannerisms, body language, & throw in plagiarism. Come on Mr. Bolling, you’re too smart to be snookered! #MAGA

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      1. The previous administration is still involved in a coup effort against the President. Not only that, this really does seem like a threat of bodily harm to POTUS.

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        1. I believe it is. The TIMESTAMPS are the key. JFK assassination was 11/22, where 22 = 11 + 11, so 11 will do – picture makes it clear. 45 is easy.

          POTUS responds with 11/17 – the Q number, saying “sorry, not gonna die for you”.

          Holder also stands over the Kennedy grave in his Twitter photo – this is “very ChiCom” – to humiliate the victim secretly and in code – it’s a power thing, just like the witches and warlocks and satanists do.

          It’s ultimate hoaxing – just like Cankles consoling (all crooked Joker smiles) the blacks after the Dylann Roof assassination of Clementa Pinckney for her benefit.

          Note also that Holder’s doctor wife ran an abortion clinic for years – it was “in the family”.

          https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/breaking-eric-holders-wife-co-owns-abortion-clinic-building-run-by-indicted

          https://humanevents.com/2012/10/31/eric-holders-family-papers-over-his-ties-to-abortion-doctor/

          Long story – Snopes in on the cover-up.

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          1. Still, I have to tell you – it’s shocks me that the former Holder, a former AG, is making what’s really an open threat against the President. I mean this isn’t kindergarten stuff going on. I didn’t pick up on the 11:45 – November month and POTUS 45 – just the picture was enough. Definitely, and it’s actually comforting to know, POTUS has got his.

            Holder is going to be in for a rude awakening and surprise when they come for him. Wonder if they don’t have him under surveillance. If you or I sent that tweet, the Secret Service would be visiting… and then we’d be under watch.

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            1. I suspect that Holder is near the very top of the LONG-RUNNING parts of the plot. I think he knows stuff that would put the ENTIRE GANG into prison or in front of a firing squad.

              Holder is a sneaker revolutionary. These people LITERALLY took over the United States. They LITERALLY killed JFK, RFK, MLKJ, and quite a few more. They are RUTHLESS in gaining and maintaining control of America.

              I am sure that, by now, Barr’s and Durham’s examinations of WHAT THE HECK went on in DOJ are running into Eric Holder’s name OVER and OVER and OVER again. The only question is whether they have grounds yet to have Holder under surveillance.

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    1. I’m writing an explanation in case it would be helpful. Holder tweeted that the Trump administration can’t handle a crisis, with a pic of JFK and his brother RFK, whifch looked ominous because they were both assassinated.

      Then Eric Bolling tweeted that he is squarely behind Trump, but if he had to choose a Dem candidate, it would be Buttigieg.

      Then Pres. Trump tweeted, “Eric, I can live with that.” I think Lisa Mei Crowley is wondering if Pres. Trump was sending his own coded message to Eric Holder (the other Eric), that he will live.

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      1. Yes, that was my take, but 1) Not sure why Eric Bolling would find Butti acceptable, and now at 2nd glance, I think you’re right – POTUS was answering Eric Holder, not Bolling. Clever.

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      2. Operative word there on Bolling’s part is “had to” (OK, two words).

        Implies a choice he’d rather not have to face…

        I think Bolling gets an assist, were tweets scored like soccer or hockey…

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    2. 11:45PM -> “ATTN DJT” + message(img)
      11:17AM -> ATTN all, this is 17+. I’m on to this.

      Meanwhile known Q backchannel 8kun remains radio silent on CV, likely due to a [known] plot to draw response.

      Basketball technique: “Draw a Foul”

      Some moves and countermoves on the board that are not being telegraphed.

      There may be still more code in Holder’s message to untangle.

      Secondary message, DJT telegraphs he is not afraid of PB “the other chosen one”.

      Others have good observs as well, not going to recap those

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      1. Replace “format=jpg [or whatever] with .jpg (or .png or .gif, depending on what the target of format= is), and then delete everything after that.

        Sausage-squisher burps on anything other than a .something where something is jpg, jpeg, png or gif…
        (Parsing seems to be a lost art in this age of “canned code”…)

        (OK, OK, OK, I cut my teeth on punchcards and paper tape…).
        (and sometimes cleaned them, too 🙂 )…

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  2. Praying Medic
    @prayingmedic
    ·
    3h
    In a win for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan ruled the administration can block states from receiving Justice Department grants if they fail to help with federal immigration enforcement.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-26/trump-wins-ruling-on-blocking-grants-to-states-over-immigration

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  3. France bans foreign imams and Islamic teachers

    President Macron announced that he would restrict other countries from sending imams and Islamic teachers to France in what he said is an attempt to prevent separatism from growing.

    At a press conference in Mulhouse in the east of France, Macron said he plans to end the system in which Algeria or Morocco send imams to France to preach in local French mosques, which has seen 300 imams come to the country every year.

    https://voiceofeurope.com/2020/02/france-bans-foreign-imams-and-islamic-teachers/

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        1. Ups what was I thinking? Senior moment had been thinking of Easter and skipped Lent…
          Thank you for catchng and correcting my mistake.
          I am getting ready for my granddaughter and have been so busy 🙂

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        1. Would that make them the gruesome twosome?

          Actually they’re pretty good, and the “interpolation” is well done…
          They have done other movies/trailers/etc.

          With the dwindling number of orchestras and other performing opportunities for classical musicians, it’s good that they found something that works…

          (and yes, studio work is not the easiest life…).

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  4. Reading through the posts, I think this awesome GEORGE S. PATTON AND THE THIRD ARMY 1960 DOCUMENTARY FILM is exactly on target.

    I had never seen this footage before…now I understand President Trump’s admiration for the great General Patton.

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      1. That video makes me think it’s possible that POTUS can pull off Colorado. People really don’t realize just how much stronger he is in 2020, than he was in 2016. He has kept his promises, people are paying much more attention, and his appeal has grown, not lessened.

        And… People want to vote for a winner.

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          1. I drove through a nearby neighborhood today, and was startled to see one of those very large, “Trump 2020” flags flying from a house. After the Obama years, where we had to hide we were not for Obama, it’s been a long haul to get back to voicing our political choices. Of course, that’s what the fascist Left intended. DJT disrupted their plans. Going to be an interesting campaign season.

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          2. Here’s a lightbulb moment. Note that I said, POTUS’ appeal has grown, not lessened.

            Contrast that with Obama, whose appeal definitely had decreased by 2012, and he wasn’t gaining new voters. He lost 4 million voters in the 2012 election.

            POTUS is gaining new voters…

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    1. HOLY MOLY!!! OH MA GAW…. ohhhhh California be in trouble! San Diego agreed to start cooperating a few weeks ago. This will relieve political pressure on some. Others will just keep going. They write grants and everything and ask for equipment too. Also help to pay for training. Thats a big chunk of budgets too. Yessir, they should notify everyone immediately.

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    2. SWAMP DRAINING !! . Another Court WIN !!
      We’re gonna have to find a soundtrack we can meme that suitably represents the swamp draining effect..
      How many wins are we up to this week?

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      1. It’s So Trumpian 😃💥👍 🇺🇸🇺🇸

        I pray this works out for them and locations are manned by the Blexit and Black Voices for Trump. The videos in Fleps new roundup are SO encouraging from young Blacks who present their thoughts very well.

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  5. Chuckey’s crying….in other news, it’s Wednesday and Grenell is the man for the job apparently

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    1. Assuming that Chucky has patriotic motives (stop laughing; it’s a hypothetical), why isn’t this letter dated BEFORE the Senate vote confirming Grenell as German ambassador?

      Somehow, approving him for that office (which carries the highest security clearance requirement) without having registered wasn’t important then but like fine wine has now aged into a perfect flavor with a TIME-LIMITED appointment (having the same security clearance requirement).

      Methinks poor Schmucky is in pain because he didn’t get a chance to filibuster. Well, life is rough, pussyhat man.

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    1. QUOTE:

      “We’re now going through these 302s, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this report together,” former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Rep. Devin Nunes said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast set to air next Tuesday.

      “It’s a lie. A total lie,” he added.

      https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/house-republicans-preparing-criminal-referrals-against-mueller

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  6. So I’m betting everyone who wasn’t before is NOW listening re: washing your hands, watching where you place them, what you touch, how you touch something (ie. elevator floor button with elbow vs.finger), etc., etc.

    Aren’t you?

    If you WERE listening to me back in the fall then you’ve already habituated yourself and are beginning to do these things subconsciously. So I congratulate you. You are already ahead of the curve.

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    1. House is stocked for two to three months.
      Handi wipes used when shopping and hand cleaner sits on the front seat to be used after opening the door of my truck.

      Don’t forget the pocket full of copper pennies as a ‘dry’ antiviral.

      Also enough stock of small bills and change to pay exact change for anything I might need to buy.

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        1. I use petroleum jelly. Moisturizers have perfume and they make me sneeze.

          Actually if I keep the moisture levels up in the house I do not need moisturizer. However the house has a large supply of petroleum jelly. If I put it around my eyes the pollen and dust doesn’t make my eyes itch.

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          1. Though that does remind me of the “Shallow Hal” scene where Jason Alexander convinces Jack Black to coat his eyes w/ petroleum jelly so as to not see Gwyneth Paltrow’s oversize character…

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          2. Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle cream, and straight cocoa butter for the face. It works better than the really expensive stuff anyway. Oh, and I’ve taken to wearing rubber gloves to do the dishes. Along with a grain free diet it keeps the nails at least from peeling too much.

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        1. Yes. I get it. I really do. And having to take in all kinds of information simultaneously in order to make a split second decision of that magnitude is no joke.

          Just yanking your chain on the germophobe thing. Not that I’m not as paranoid. I get sick, I can’t sing. The consequences aren’t deadly, but I can’t sing, no gigs.

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        1. Josiah’s doing very well. He started working 3 hours a week doing janitorial at our city’s community center & his boss loves him (thinks he’s the best employee in the department). He may start working a further 3 hours/wk soon, we’ll see.

          He also started his first ever dating relationship with a young lady he met through Special Olympics. She is a lovely Christian girl & they have basically been answers to each others’ prayers for a godly significant other.

          So far his medical remains stable & he’s mostly keeping his spirits up. We are blessed!!!

          How are you & your gang doing? We’re enjoying a relatively mild Winter in SE MI…Blessings 🙂

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          1. So glad to hear the great news of Josiah. He has been on my prayer list since I came across his blog. His faith is inspiring.

            All is well – thanks for asking. However, unfortunately, we still have Trudeau as our primeminister….and no real opposition. We have a uniparty. …just like in the USA.

            I pray for Canada- and my Wednesdays are dedicated to praying for a return to Canada’s Christian roots. It’s really bad up here with euthanasia, assisted suicide and abortion. Trudeau is buying votes with taxpayer’s money. A lot of Canadians semm to be the sheeple of sheeples 😢😢😢

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            1. & it seems like your media is very controlled so hard to find independent voices & the Truth. Do you guys have something horrific like the Liverpool “Care” Pathway up there?

              I remember when Terri Schaivo was murdered by her husband & his euthanasia shill of a lawyer (George something connected to the Hemlock society) & the aftermath of that horror was the concept that feeding & hydrating a patient were some type of “heroic” measures & not just basic human decency. Our world overall is definitely sliding toward the abyss–God help us all. There is a Vast difference in Allowing to die vs Causing to die…

              Thank you so much for praying for Josiah! God continues to keep His hand on his life & we are so thankful for how far he has come over the years. His faith continues to inspire us too! Blessings 🙂

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