Dear KMAG: 20200712 Open Topic

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

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The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?
TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

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.

And,


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” . . . “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


Waiting with Patience

February 23, 2018 by Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Scriptures: Psalm 26:9–12

As David concludes his song about the grinding pain of unjust treatment and his chosen responses, he then commits to patience.

Resolved: I will patiently stand and wait for relief.

Do not take my soul away along with sinners,
Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
In whose hands is a wicked scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on a level place;
In the congregations I shall bless the LORD. (Psalm 26:9–12)

There is something about human nature that prompts us to jump in with both feet and quickly work things out. In this section of his song, David implies that such was the activity of those around him. The majority said that they “wouldn’t stand for such a thing.” All sorts of “wicked schemes” and hands “full of bribes” were implemented by others. Not David! He set himself apart with the phrase “but as for me.” In Hebrew, the pronoun is extremely emphatic: “But me . . . as for me!”

He wanted it known that, unlike the majority, he wasn’t going to panic and get all involved in those carnal anxieties and ulcer-producing activities of self-vindication. No way! What does he say? “I shall walk in my integrity.” And he calls upon God to act on his behalf.

There’s a calmness, a quiet confidence in those words.

  • As for my present course: “I . . . walk in integrity.”
  • As for my defense: “Redeem me . . . be gracious to me.”
  • As for my inner feelings: “My foot stands.”

What stability! What admirable patience! What assurance and faith! No sleepless nights, no struggling doubts—just patient waiting.

Look back at that term “redeem.” The Hebrew is padah, meaning “to ransom, deliver.” It is a term of relief—as if in exile. It is the idea of delivering someone from terrible stress and even death. And don’t miss that intriguing phrase in verse 12: “My foot stands on a level place.” The phrase “level place” comes from a single Hebrew term, mishore, which can be traced back to the verb yashar, meaning “to be smooth, straight.” The first term mishore means “level country, a plain.” It conveys the idea of a place that has a high, commanding view, a broad range of vision in contrast to a place that is down in a deep gorge all shut in.

Do you get the picture? David is pleased to wait quietly on the Lord and remain objective. When he waits for God to deliver him, he maintains a panoramic perspective; he is able to look upon the entire process from God’s viewpoint, not from his own limited human perspective. In brief, he is able to maintain wisdom.

You can anticipate the application. When we patiently wait on the Lord’s deliverance, we are able to stay calm, objective, and wise in the midst of mistreatment. We can count on our Lord to be gracious and to deliver us at the right time. All the while, waiting enables us to maintain His perspective.

Look back over David’s six resolutions that will help make mistreatment bearable:

  1. I will be open before the Lord.
  2. I will remember His love . . . continue to obey His Word.
  3. I will refuse the temptation to get even.
  4. I will maintain a positive attitude.
  5. I will be faithful in public worship.
  6. I will patiently stand, stay objective, and wait for relief.


387 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200712 Open Topic

    1. This goes with it:

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      Jul 2 2020 16:18:30 (EST)
      https://twitter.com/rn__deplorable/status/1278778177574318086..
      Impressive, most impressive.
      Argument: “Maxwell is not a big enough name to trigger a mass awakening.” [example]
      Counter-argument: Do not make statements based on assumption of ‘worth’ and/or ‘value’. Do not think ‘today’ but rather ‘after’ today.
      ONE LEADS TO ANOTHER TO ANOTHER TO ANOTHER.
      ONE LEADS TO MANY.
      Crimes against Children = common denominator [no matter political affiliation][mass pop awakening].
      Have faith in Humanity.
      Q

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  1. https://twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/1282345353505841152..

    Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!
    @drawandstrike
    THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SCARED OF RIGHT NOW.

    That’s what you fear.

    Many of you even at THIS late date don’t trust Barr or Durham.

    So your bias gives the Fake News **some** working room here.
    12:05 PM · Jul 12, 2020·

    Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!
    @drawandstrike
    ·
    5m
    Replying to
    @drawandstrike
    And **THAT**, my friends, is how you are still leaving the door open for Fake News to manipulate you with their cool anonymous sources.

    So some of you can STOP TELLING ME YOU DON’T BELIEVE FAKE NEWS.

    You prove to me EVERY DAMN DAY you do believe it.

    Up your game.

    Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!
    @drawandstrike
    ·
    4m
    “Brian I don’t believe Fake News, I’m too smart for that, ha ha!”

    SAME PERSON ONE DAY LATER:

    “Brian…OH MY **GOD!** Fox News just says Durham is gonna punt until after the election! HOLD MY HAND BRIAN TELL ME IT’S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT!!!”

    Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!
    @drawandstrike
    ·
    1m
    Me: “It’s two anonymous sources ‘familiar with Durham’s thinking’. I can already tell they don’t work in Durham’s office because Durhams office has had for more than a year the same documents Jensen has been giving to
    @SidneyPowell1
    & they didn’t leak.”

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    1. Great post by Brian….we need to be reminded on a regular basis. And…it’s one of the main reasons I no longer even bother to read the comments OT with their “the sky is falling” hand-wringing attitudes.

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    2. This.

      It amazes me. It’s like people haven’t learned liberal-speak even after all this time.

      EX:
      “unnamed sources say” = our propaganda writers in our conference room

      adjective choice is another “tell”

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      1. Unnamed sources are the voices in their heads.
        You know. The ones who are also whispering that it’s going to be ok. They will be saved

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        1. We have been fed so much lying BS from the get go that it has become impossible for people to even think straight about it all. AND the lines are drawn now, everyone has taken their “side”.

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  2. Conservative African American economist Thomas Sowell says that the term “systemic racism,” which is central to the Black Lives Matter movement, has “no meaning.”

    Sowell is set to appear on Fox News’ Life, Liberty and Levin on Sunday evening with host Mark Levin at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

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  3. l E T 17@Inevitable_ET
    ·
    1h
    This is the former Acting DNI.
    He knows the real truth and Is asking you to read this.

    This is a nudge. Hint hint. Read
    Quote Tweet

    Richard Grenell
    @RichardGrenell
    · 3h
    European virologists have some interesting thoughts on the Chinese Virus. Worth a read.

    View at Medium.com

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    1. Galatians 6:7-10
      7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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  4. From wiki:

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, and the third ship of the United States Navy to bear the name.[2] She was named in honor of John Paul Jones’ famous frigate, which he had named in French “Good Man Richard,” in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. Ambassador to France at the time; “Richard” is derived from Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac.

    The primary mission of Bonhomme Richard is to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft and amphibious vehicle, and if needed, to act as a light aircraft carrier.

    Bonhomme Richard is currently in active service and is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group Three.[3]

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      1. Link below. Live video from local media. No audio. Pretty ugly. Three hours into this disaster.

        *https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/uss-bonhomme-richard-on-fire-at-naval-base-san-diego/509-6aec1280-f709-4e88-b9ee-2d393f942467

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        1. Funny how a Chinese aircraft carrier catches fire in it’s home port…

          ….then a few months later the very same thing happens to a US capital warship in it’s home port…

          …which, btw, hasn’t happened in the US since WWII (if memory serves).

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          1. Fire of this magnitude inport, accurate by my knowledge.

            Fires or flooding on aircraft carriers, including LHA, like BHR, not uncommon. Incredibly complex machines. At-sea or in-port. Fires and flooding normally quite small and easily contained, stopped. These events rarely make the news. Simply not news worthy as they are most always minor and not uncommon.

            Is this BHR fire suspect? Absolutely. Could this fire be negligence by a maintenance crew? Absolutely.

            Timing is bad. Sunday, reduced manning. Duty section probably just changed. Normally somewhere in the 7Am to 8AM range. Ship’s differ.

            Coming out of a maintenance availability, maintenance actions continue. Evidenced by numerous containers on flight deck. Ongoing maintenance AND ship equipment upgrades.

            This sort of time frame, (significant ship’s maintenance) fire fighting equipment and supporting material is too often not 100% where it ought to be. Not saying this is a major factor in stopping the fire. But, possibly contributing. I am not familiar with LHA layout.

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          2. Other than the Port Cicago explosions, Concord, CA), I am unaware major input fire.

            Whe I get on a PC, will Google it. Major import fire, oddity for sure.

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          1. After the investigation, quite possibly sooner, CO will be gone.

            On the chopping block Executive Officer, Chief Engineer, DCA (Damage Control – among other primary responsibilities Fire Chief on ships).

            Will be interesting to see what caused the explosion. What contributed to its spread – difficulty to contain. Sabotage? Material improperly placed? Missing, faulty fire fighting equipment? Crew training? Duty section fire party training? Sprinkler systems in spaces on fire function properly? Shut down for maintenance?

            This Sunday Stars at Third Fleet, SURFPAC both San Diego, as well as Pacific Fleet and Pacific Command in Hawaii are not happy. BHR, a National asset crippled for months at best.

            Yea, heads WILL roll. And they should. Biggest question for me right now, what caused the explosion.
            Sabotage or stoopidity. At this point I’d bet stoopidity.

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    1. “Another 31 labs reporting 90% – 99% positive rates for 1,767 additional positive tests.”

      _____________

      Just a few more percentage points to go, and they can match the usual over 100% Democrat voter turnout in the bigger blue cities. 👍

      Same kind of people, same party, same tactics, same corruption, same narrative control, just a different target.

      Instead of targeting ballot results, they’re targeting test results.

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  5. President Trump will ‘lead America back to God,’ according to 1983 prophecy

    Tom Zimmer said in 1983 that ‘right now, in the United States, there’s a man who has the hand of God on him…and God is going to use him in the future…his name is Donald Trump.’
    Tue Jun 30, 2020 – 5:47 pm EST

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/president-trump-will-lead-america-back-to-god-according-to-prediction-from-1980?utm_content=buffer433ec&fbclid=IwAR0AWwGhudBGXhVZhTT5GSDyXH3yTE95q09hIaC_9ONqK57qdmKKkwOYI08

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    1. I’m not sure it’s that clean-cut. I never see the word “legal” used in relation to this.
      What Happens If A Presidential Nominee Can No Longer Run For Office?
      https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-happens-if-a-presidential-nominee-can-no-longer-run-for-office/
      ____________________
      Let’s tackle that first scenario — something happens to either Biden or Trump before their respective conventions. In the case of the Democratric nomination, that would all of a sudden open up the race, according to Lara Brown, director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. The delayed primaries would become far more relevant, and this could create a free-for-all with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the other candidates. “Let’s face it, none of the candidates have officially withdrawn,” said Brown. “They’ve all just suspended [their campaigns].”

      But if tragedy didn’t strike until the convention, Biden delegates would have to choose someone else to support.1 Richard Pildes, a constitutional law professor at the New York University School of Law, stressed, however, that even under normal circumstances, the Democratic delegates are technically free “on the first ballot to vote their conscience.”

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      1. They will do what they always do.

        They will begin with the desired outcome in mind (e.g., Hitlery as their candidate, because she’s the most ruthless and murderous).

        Then they work backwards to smooth out (buy off, blackmail or Arkancide) any obstacles to their desired outcome.

        Rinse and repeat as many times as necessary.

        It’s what they always do.

        All the public legal wrangling is just kabuki theater for the circus watchers 👍

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        1. I never believed the Wookie (a.k.a. Big Mike) was part of the plan.

          This is Hitlery’s last chance, she’s been living on stolen time since before the last election. She isn’t going to let anyone deny her again.

          There’s a better chance that Big Mike gets Arkancided on a Clinton campaign flight that crashes into the Vince Foster Memorial at Fort Marcy Park than there is that Big Mike becomes the presidential candidate. (IMO, of course 😁)

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          1. You sound like an Aussie
            As far as I’m aware there is no shooting range in the us named after JFK, we , however, have the largest public swimming pool facility in Melbourne named after our late PM Harold Holt. He drowned
            Just saying

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    2. As SD has reminded us many times, these ‘parties’ (Republi-Con and Devilrat departments of the Uni-Party) are private clubs who make their own rules and change them whenever necessary to achieve their own objectives.

      So there is nothing to prevent the Devil Party from doing whatever they want, internally speaking.

      The only thing which could be an obstacle is election law.

      So what does election law say about this?

      Not that it really matters, because the Devil Party exempts itself from law all the time.

      If the law says they can’t replace Joe with Hitlery (for example), and they do it anyway, who is going to stop them?

      Nobody.

      Not until the ‘spell’ is broken, the ‘spell’ that allows democrats to operate in an alternate universe where reality and law don’t apply, and the only way that ‘spell’ gets broken is if Trump ever drops the hammer and pulls the curtain back on the whole global crime syndicate.

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          1. i saw it as an insult to liberals, not the girl.

            Not only that, but it’s likely that Dad called her a democrat because she was acting like one to begin with and, moreover, she ran to mommy pretending to be a victim.

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  7. I’m not into suburbia at all, but this is just wrong.

    https://twitter.com/RealGsPatton007/status/1282276769480007682..

    Medium starMedium starMedium star @RealGsPatton007 Text TRUMP to 88022
    @RealGsPatton007
    VOTE ⁦
    @realDonaldTrump
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    “Biden to Abolish Suburbs”

    READ this 4 HORROR 2 Come

    Biden’s radical Dems 2020 puts end to America’s suburbs by forcing low income housing in every neighborhood flooding communities w immigrants legal or not
    Biden Seeks to Abolish America’s Suburban Communities
    Joe Biden’s radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America’s suburban communities.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/11/bidens-2020-party-platform-proposal-seeks-to-abolish-americas-suburban-communities/

    breitbart.com
    7:33 AM · Jul 12, 2020

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    1. I think that was O’s plan, and probably part of the 16-year plan to destroy America. Of course, it would not affect Biden or any of the wealthy Dems.

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  8. Lady gets her food in McDonald’s I think. Some Karens or Antifa types give her a hard time about not wearing a mask. She gives back better than she got. Lots of hand gestures too. Also husband retrieves her at the door maskless and a third person waits to get in with out a mask too. Much fun. 🙂

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      1. They probably think it’s amusing because the woman seemed classless and resorted to profanity and name-calling. That plays into their stereotypes of us.

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        1. Yeah. It’s good if you have a well-crafted response to a Karen assault, but being a firecracker just waiting to have your fuse lit . . . well, not so much.

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          1. Overheard in a similar scene…Eugene’s Chicken, Birmingham, AL…Wed…..

            KAREN: Why don’t you have a mask on?
            UNMASKED: (calmly) Because I don’t trust what the media says and I don’t drink leftist koolaid.

            BAM!

            5 people took off their masks and stared at Karen, leaving her and her friend the numerical minority.
            Not another word was said.

            Wish I had it on video.

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  9. Pr. James has a discussion with Tiffany from Texas about the anti-Christian character of the BLM movement. Where is Jesus? Where is forgiveness? Where is the gratitude toward God for freedom? How does self-pity honor God?

    *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ssxOL1j0P4

    +LIFELOG x3 as Youtube link, not presently on their page https://www.facebook.com/For-Such-a-Time-as-This-333214557506825/
    +twatter, no presence there, replied with youtube link to exchange from the leftist pastor demanding reparations B-) https://twitter.com/mhtx76/status/1282423353421238274
    +Gab
    +Parler
    +WP
    +email subscribed https://www.forsuchatimeasthis.today/

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    1. The list of Biblical Christian attributes that organizations like pantyfa or BLM do not follow or aspire to would be an extensive list, indeed.

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    1. Well, I’d heard that a group was trying to get her recalled, but I wasn’t sure how much traction it would have as the group calling for her recall is probably antifa related, but they are definitely liberal wack-os. I hope they are able to recall her and it bites the liberal wack-os in the hind end. (By somebody reasonable running.)

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  10. Walmart here is still counting oeople going in and out of the store and get this, they are back to having an ARMED GUARD making sure you wear a mask. A white male was denied entry bc he didnt have a mask or gloves.
    Theres no law, just guidance, and yet here we are.
    Even less cleaning products on the shelf. Still no lysol spray or bathroom cleaners.
    And almost no generic canned veggies anywhere.
    Trying to find no salt green beans for weeks without luck. Generic is 50 cents but the only ones I find are green giant for $1.19.
    I dont know if people are hoarding or what still.

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      1. Ha. Not exactly. But we are surrounded by liberal run places target, ralphs, stater bros, smart n final, costco. And i limit what stores I shop already. The independent stores are usualy uber lefty places akin to Trader Joes.

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    1. My local supermarket was picked over this weekend, too. The canned goods were hit hard. I figured it was a combination of the weather and it being a weekend, but maybe it was hoarding.

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    1. “Spying ethics”

      ___________

      What a hilarious oxymoron.

      The kind of thing that usually comes with a label saying “Brought to you by the Gaslight Division of ACME, Inc.” 😂😂😂

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        1. That’s the standard one, but I suspect it was originally conceived of by a democrat, because it ignores the idiots and traitors (politicians) who order the armed services to commit military malpractice.

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    2. Did this guy have anything to do with the “ethics training” prior to or following IG Horowitz report ?

      (Attempted Cover-Up, UN-COVERED ?)

      From Wrays letter in response to IG Horowitzs’ report :

      “Fifth, I am mandating a specialized, semiannual training requirement for FBI personnel at all levels who handle FISA and CHS matters. This training will be experience-based, and it will cover specific lessons learned from this Report, along with other new and revised material. Earlier in my tenure as Director, I reinstated an annual ethics training program for all FBI employees, because I learned the training had been discontinued in prior years. While that training was not introduced in response to this Report, all current FBI employees involved in the 2016-2017 events reviewed by the OIG have since completed this additional training in ethics and professional responsibility.”

      https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-director-christopher-wray-response-to-inspector-general-report

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  11. Notre Dame ‘thrilled’ to hire pro-abortion homosexual Pete Buttigieg. Faithful Catholics dismayed

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, July 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic University of Notre Dame has announced the hiring of Pete Buttigieg, a pro-abortion homosexual who is ‘married’ to another man, as a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Buttigieg is the former South Bend mayor who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/notre-dame-thrilled-to-hire-pro-abortion-homosexual-pete-buttigieg-faithful-catholics-dismayed

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    1. Yet another declaration of war by administration against God.

      If the people who keep Notre Dame flush with cash won’t do anything about it, why don’t the students?

      It’s exactly the kind of thing students should be EAGER to protest against, and do so in a way that forces the corrupt administration of Notre Dame to not just reverse course, but to FIRE everyone involved with this assault on the University and its students.

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  12. A Call To Action

    CTH readers, hundreds of thousands, hell, millions of us, and our brothers and sisters are the best insurance policy. Stop giving the pols power by positioning your outlook that they will do nothing…. just stop. DEMAND ACTION!! You are worth it. Do not give them an inch of room for obfuscation. Do not worry about being perceived as an a**hole about it.

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    – Joshua 1:9

    The Cricklewood Brief has been fine-tuned to three deliveries. One is a 2 minute elevator speech (w/ docs 5 pages). Type two is a 15 minute briefing w/ files and a memory stick containing links to all citations (200 pages). Type three is a one-hour presentation, with two timelines [full docs, full files and memory stick (800 pages)].

    A sequence of contacts is pre-arranged and being finalized.

    Soon (we) will be called into action.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/07/12/robert-mueller-was-obamas-shield-graham-open-to-mueller-hearing/#more-196567

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        1. From his site: An immigrant of Pakistani descent from the United Kingdom and the youngest of four children, Shahid grew up in the midwest and first came to the Bay Area in 2000 to study law at Stanford.

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    1. I’ve never been upset about any president’s golfing. I can’t imagine how stressful it is to be the president. They need exercise and down time, plus I think some things can get done on the golf course more easily than in other settings. Whiners gonna whine.

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  13. Brandon Waltens: Montgomery and Llano County are the latest to pass resolutions censuring Governor Abbott. Others, including Denton and Hood County, are reportedly preparing to consider similar resolutions in the upcoming days.
    https://texasscorecard.com/state/momentum-building-as-more-county-gops-formally-censure-abbott/

    Momentum Building as More County GOPs Formally Censure Abbott
    While Montgomery County is not the first to pass a resolution censuring Abbott, they are by far the largest.
    By Brandon Waltens | July 9, 2020
    https://texasscorecard.com/state/momentum-building-as-more-county-gops-formally-censure-abbott/

    Efforts by Republican grassroots to formally rebuke Gov. Greg Abbott for his string of unilateral executive orders in response to the Chinese coronavirus are gaining momentum, as the Montgomery County GOP unanimously approved a censure resolution on Wednesday, and several other counties are set to consider similar efforts.

    In a 40-0 vote, members of the Montgomery County Republican Party’s executive committee voted to approve a resolution officially censuring Abbott for “creating law via executive order,” citing the $295 million deal to bring contact tracing to Texas, his statewide mask mandate, and executive orders that closed down certain businesses.

    While Montgomery County is not the first county to pass a resolution censuring Abbott, they are by far the largest. The suburban Houston-area county is home to more than 607,000 residents and is the 11th-most populous county in the state. It’s also the second-largest Republican county in the state.

    On the same evening, Llano County also passed a resolution censuring Abbott. West Texas’ Ector County and East Texas’ Harrison County have already passed similar resolutions.

    Other county parties, including those of Denton and Hood County, are reportedly preparing to consider similar resolutions in the upcoming days. These resolutions will be considered during the upcoming Republican Party of Texas convention next week.

    A goal of party activists for years, the party’s censure rule was passed at the Texas GOP’s 2016 convention and provides an opportunity for Republicans frustrated with their elected Republican lawmakers to formally reprimand them for violating “core principles” of the party.

    Delegates to the 2018 RPT convention successfully censured former State Rep. Byron Cook of Corsicana after the State Republican Executive Committee similarly censured then-Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus earlier that year.

    The full Montgomery County resolution can be read below:

    “WHEREAS, the preamble of Platform of the Republican Party of Texas declares, ‘We strive to preserve the freedom given to us by God, implemented by our Founding Fathers, and embodied in the Constitution’; and

    “WHEREAS, Rule 44 of the Republican Party of Texas allows the party to censure a Republican office holder who takes three or more actions during a biennium in opposition to the core principles of the Republican Party of Texas platform; and

    “WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott acted in disregard of the Texas Constitution Art. II, Sec 1, and the constitutional separation of powers when he exceeded his constitutional authority as governor by repeatedly creating law via executive order, bypassing the legislature in violation of RPT Principle 1, which supports, ‘strict adherence to the original language and intent of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutions of the United States and of Texas,’ and

    “WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott exceeded his constitutional authority as governor by repeatedly creating law via executive order and awarding a $295 million contract for contact tracing without legislative approval or oversight, in violation of RPT Principle 4, which supports, ‘Limiting government power to those items enumerated in the United States and Texas Constitutions,’ and

    “WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott mandated masks, limited gatherings, closed businesses, and mandated how people should conduct their personal interactions against their will under threat of fines, in violating of RPT Principle 5 which supports, ‘Personal accountability and responsibility,’ and

    “WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott shut down private businesses causing millions of Texans to face unemployment, treating certain people as ‘unessential,’ further harassing small business owners with bureaucratic regulators, picked winners and losers, and devastated the Texas economy in violation of RPT Principle 9 which supports, ‘A free enterprise society unencumbered by government interference or subsidies,’

    “THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, In accordance with Rule 44 of the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Montgomery County, meeting July 08, 2020, a quorum being present, by a vote of at least two-thirds present and voting, hereby censures Governor Greg Abbott, a public office holder representing the entirety of Montgomery County, for actions violating more than three of the core principles of the RPT platform;

    “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, We request this censure be considered and sustained by the delegates of the 2020 Republican Party State Convention assembled, and that the penalties provided in RPT Rule 44 be imposed.”

    Empower Texans
    @EmpowerTexans
    Montgomery and Llano County are the latest to pass resolutions censuring
    @GovAbbott
    . Others, including Denton and Hood County, are reportedly preparing to consider similar resolutions in the upcoming days. Yeesh.

    https://twitter.com/EmpowerTexans/status/1281298206916255744

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