Dear KAG: 20200430 Open Thread

Guess what folks, it’s Thursday! Almost time for the weekend! Shall we have a warm-up piece to remind us that this is the day of THUNDER!

As usual, this is the daily thread, the place to put all information that needs to be out there that is non-COVID related. If another crisis, real or manufactured, pops up, there will undoubtedly be threads for that as well.

In the meantime, the short and sweet version of “THE RULES” is here borrowed from Tuesday:

Guidelines for posting and discussion on this site were outlined by our host, WolfM00n. Please, review them from time to time.

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.

This site is a celebration of the natural rights endowed to humans by our Creator as well as those enshrined in the Bill of Rights adopted in the founding documents of the United States of America. Within the limits of law, how we exercise these rights is part of the freedom of our discussion.

Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:

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

Since it is almost the weekend, the reminders are in place to not swing from the chandeliers, wash your hands and face, marinate the ribs, and be nice to the liberals whether they deserve it or not. Making your bed, OTOH, is optional.

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JN 6:44-51

Jesus said to the crowds:
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:

They shall all be taught by God.

Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my Flesh for the life of the world.”

Here’s to avoiding speed traps and liberals empowered by the nanny state who feel they must lecture the rest of us on proper social distancing and decorum.

659 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200430 Open Thread

    1. This isn’t even fake! I mean the literal article is fake/satire and of course they are letting them out for this purpose/not a “because” situation.

      However, many states/governors are really letting out convicted criminals early/not fulfilling their sentences and they are arresting otherwise law abiding citizens for disobeying “shelter in place” orders.

      The dichotomy of the releases and arrests are eye opening.

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    1. hahah from the article~
      The new agency is being called Law Advocates for Merriment Enforcement, or L.A.M.E. for short.

      LAME has been given authority to wear official-looking uniforms like real police officers and re-purposed school hall monitor sashes to really make them feel like they are doing important work.

      It’s hard work, but it’s worth it if it saves just one life,” he added.

      It was necessary to create a new agency to handle the massive volume of newly criminalized behaviors in addition to all the normal voluntary behavior covered by the other laws on the books that infringe on the people’s civil liberties in California.

      “Did you see all that sand that got poured into the skate park?” Commissioner Stanley asked with a grin. “Oh yeah, that was LAME.”

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  1. .
    I’m trying to remember the Timeline…on the Pence thing.

    Wasn’t there an Interview that Pence did with an enemedia operative?
    And he was asked a question, or two, about Flynn?

    Then that was what led to Flynn resigning, right?

    I don’t remember ‘who’ that enemedia operative was, though.

    But whoever that was…had to have been ‘prepped’ by the Coup Plotters, to ask the gotcha questions about Flynn!

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        1. sorry – contains some interesting info – in essence – I think Pence did not turn on General Flynn even though he was badgered about it – he was head of the transition team – so he had control over who was accepted – will go back and see if I can glean some more info for you – even though the way it was written does not make discernment easy…

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          1. Thank you, Duchess.

            Appreciate it…but…

            The main thing I am interested in…is Who was the ‘journalist’ that did that fateful Interview with Pence?

            So if you run across that detail it would be great!

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    1. “The quarantine edition will also just send you to jail constantly whenever you try to move around to different spaces on the board to make sure you don’t spread COVID-19.”

      LOL

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      1. Once all the property is bought up, being in jail is a good thing.

        Unless, of course, everyone else is in jail too. Then it’s kinda boring.

        I am reminded of the time I played a totally different board game, having to do with travelling around the solar system, and we all ended up stranded, unable to obtain fuel OR money. Game kind of died at that point. I’ve never seen a modern-style board game end in a stalemate other than that.

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  2. What does the Q Tree think about Kentucky’s long-term political future? It’s hard for me to get a political read on the state. They’ve got Rand and Mitch, but also a newly-elected Democrat Governor who slapped ankle bracelets on “virus victims” (sounds more like a cover story for something else, IMO). I’m plotting my escape out of one Democrat prison and don’t want to end up in another potential one.

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    1. Kentucky?

      Marica lives there…so she could probably council you better on that than I could.
      Maybe you could find one of her latest comments and ask her?

      Missouri or Tennessee might be a safer bet.
      But it’s always going to be a fight, to keep conservatives in office, in those two states as well.

      You might take a look at the states in the Red State Corridor that runs up and down the middle of the country:
      From Texas all the way up to the Canadian border.

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    2. TN is good ole American Red if you stay out of Nashville or Memphis. Few “progressives” scattered about, but they are severely in the minority. I’m ambivalent about the new Governor, some days I like him, some days he gets a side eye.

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    3. When I was evaluating states, I did what every self-respecting CPA would do — I made a spreadsheet. I had per-capita tax rates, amount of state debt, number of med schools (there are only about 152 in the entire country), annual winter temperatures, number of major tornadoes — all sorts of things. Things that seemed important to me.

      One more subtle measurement is “how much of this state is dominated by one city?” NY, IL, GA, OR, MA, UT, and NV all suffer from this — and it wouldn’t take a lot of effort to find more. TN was wise to this when they became a state and explicitly declares three parts of TN in their State Constitution, with limits over how much any one can dominate the others.

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      1. Now I’m really curious about this spreadsheet. If you don’t mind my asking, what were some states worth looking into? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

        Also, thanks for letting me know about TN. I wasn’t aware they had such a thing in their Constitution.

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        1. If you are buying land or house, perhaps something more simple would be consider a city you like. Red, Blue doesn’t matter. Then choose a neighboring county out side the county that the city is in. Preferably with a lower tax rate. This should give you access to a the city you want with the safety of conservative values while knowing its very difficult for the city to encroach upon anything in another county.

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        2. IIRC correctly, the short list had AZ, AR, NC, TN, and GA, then GA got eliminated for dominant city and AR got eliminated for tornadoes and AZ got eliminated because 80% of the state’s land isn’t suited for human life.

          Building a spreadsheet for yourself is a useful exercise. I have lived my entire life in California — I don’t “get” snow. I’d rather not. So about 28 states that get more than occasional snow that doesn’t stick go “poof”. I’ve seen my state go from Ronald Reagan to nepotism Commie, so a bunch of states with nice climates go “poof”. My parents live in Salem, the nominal state capital of Oregon — and get to put up with the whack-heads in Portland running the state’s agenda — dominant city is toxic to me. OTOH, I like living near a Whole Foods Market — not because I necessarily buy anything there, but because the area can distinguish pasilla and serrano chiles; saigon and ceylon cinnamons. If you work for wages, you want to know about withholding taxes; if you’re a long-term trader, you want to know about capital gains; if you’re a retiree, you want to know about taxes on retirement income. Building your own spreadsheet will do much more for you than second-guessing mine.

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          1. Thanks for the advice! Yes, I’ve got my own criteria for places to live, but I was curious to see if your spreadsheet had any overlap with mine. AR, NC, TN, and GA are all on my “maybe” list right now.

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        1. To be picky — the Queen had commanded red roses, but when they bloomed they weren’t. So, rather than being executed for disobeying the Queen, the courtiers painted the roses red. The Queen was never supposed to know that they weren’t red.

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      1. I guess I had better never raise my index finger, then.

        (As an aside, the shahada is where the Muslim says that he testifies that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. Apparently the only thing one must do to convert to Islam is to make that statement in front of witnesses, in Arabic. Making that statement is one of the five pillars of Islam; it’s the physically easiest one to do, but of course it entails promising to accept, support, and promote a LOT of utter crap.)

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  3. 4028
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    Apr 30 2020 21:23:17 (EST) NEW

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    1. I’ve never understood why Lisa Page doesn’t take a lower profile keep her mouth shut. She is also still tweeting criticisms of Pres. Trump, when the entire case against her is about her bias against him and those who work with him.

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      1. Other than the bit about not being an irrational actor (the hell they aren’t), she makes valid points. (Iran believes itself to be the remnant of the former Persian Empire, which was the first world superpower–that’s the pride thing, and it is a large part of what makes them irrational–the rest being undiluted Islam.)

        However, I have no doubt Trump considered all of that and decided that nevertheless we were better off acting (I presume she’s talking about the hit on whatsisface in charge of the terrorists) than not acting.

        Yeah, there was a risk they’d retaliate. But there was, IMHO and probably PDJT’s opinion too, a greater risk–a certainty, given past behavior–that they’d do something nasty anyway; they don’t need “we must retaliate” excuses to be asshoes.

        In any case–her conversations with Strzok reveal a blinding hatred of Trump, the more reasonable tone of this particular tweet to the contrary. And we know she did a lot more than tweet nasty things about Trump.

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    1. Our government was taken over by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers. Right after O was elected, I started hearing people say he was a Muslim. He definitely did not have the normal American upbringing. (I don’t think anyone who did would ever say “57 states.” It’s unheard of unless you’re Joe Biden.) I hope the truth of his past will be revealed and that it won’t be something they think would topple the country and maybe the world and therefore must remain secret. We’ve known all along that some very big things were wrong.

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      1. I feel like the whole Muslim infiltration narrative got lost in the China Virus over the past few months. Not that I’m letting China off the hook here, but it was truly a worldwide effort to destroy America. It’s a global cabal, not a Chinese one (although the Chinese are part of it).

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      2. He definitely did not have the normal American upbringing. (I don’t think anyone who did would ever say “57 states.” […])

        The democratic party has 57 affiliate organizations, and I have no doubt that inside the DNC they just call them “the states” since “states, DC, territories and Democrats Abroad” is a mouthful. It’s *possible* that that’s what was going on here; I certainly find that more plausible than the claims some have made that he was referencing the number of Muslim countries.

        That being said, I’m not sure being a Democrat is a normal American upbringing, so you’re likely right about him for a different reason! 😀 😀 😀

        Whether he is actually a Muslim or not (you’d have to be a mind reader to know for absolute certain, though if one were to say so in a country that isn’t majority Muslim, it’s most likely true), it’s clear by his actions he’s certainly A) sympathetic to Islam and B) not in the least sympathetic to the US. He definitely did damage to us, intending to benefit either Marxism, or Islam, or both.

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      3. I thought it was fairly common knowledge that aka BHO’s Usurpation/administration was filled with Muslim Brotherhood–civilization jihad–types whose stated purpose was to destroy America from within…& HRC’s Huma Abedin came from an MB family so that Islamization was surely a deliberate part of the 16 year plan. Also aka BHO’s “church” with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright didn’t make people have to be Christian to join, iirc, as in you could be Muslim & a member in good standing, I believe. wnd.com had Lots of background on Barry & it’s deep dark stuff…

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    1. I remember Bachmann speaking out. We were being hit over the head with political correctness and “diversity,” so speaking against even the Muslim Brotherhood was criticized by Dems and the media. All part of the plan to infiltrate, take over, and “fundamentally transform”; i.e., destroy.

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  4. The other link was to an audio file and music:
    To The Color
    To the Color is a bugle call to render honors to the nation. It is used when no band is available to render honors, or in ceremonies requiring honors to the nation more than once. To the Color commands all the same courtesies as the National Anthem.

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