Wednesday Open Thread – May 6th

tomb of the unknown - memorial dayOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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240 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread – May 6th

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Hey the Lights are on!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Something a little different (originally addressed to men, but IMO, it applies to everyone):

    Dear Prudence: Without You I’d Be Lost
    The most important of the cardinal virtues because it governs the rest

    http://www.aleteia.org/en/religion/aggregated-content/dear-prudence-without-you-id-be-lost-5848277287174144?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en-05/05/2015

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  3. Hey, is it me, or is something wrong with news and ad videos tonight? All I’m getting is that exclamation point in a circle. Anybody know what gives here?

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Hey, Investingfor one, long time! Hope you are well! Can’t help you the spots, must be the lack of sun spots. Can you see the Norther Lights from your location?

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  4. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Hello, Colonel, Mary and all. Have a blessed Wednesday.

    And, so it begins….

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-havana-ferry-approval-20150505-story.html

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  5. TexasRanger says:

    ISIS Islamic Muslin Terrorist Claim Causes Concern for Americans

    ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack in Texas, the first time the terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack in our country.

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  6. Col.(R) Ken says:

    It’s been a long day, time to check the inside of my eye lids for light discipline.

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  7. moogey says:

    ✔ ‎@marclamonthill
    I understand and respect free speech. But to organize hate speech events, purely because you’re legally allowed to, is disgusting.

    The following is a clip of the Garland Texas Draw Mohammed event, and a speech by the winning artist. There is a short intro, the artist, and if you wish to continue, a speech by Pamela Geller.

    “Put another way, prudence helps us to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only,”

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  8. Les says:

    I don’t know if this has been posted here, but it’s pretty sad, more dindu nuffins:
    http://fox4kc.com/2015/03/09/police-investigate-robbery-suspects-possible-connection-to-deputy-shooting-incident/

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    • smiley says:

      now THAT’S the spirit.
      I want this guy on my team.
      :)!

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    • Josh says:

      “Although the picture is real and the unusual paint job it depicts was something undertaken as a form of protest, the true backstory had nothing to do with a homeowner’s being barred from displaying a U.S. flag in his yard.”

      “The American flag house pictured above is located in Cambridge, Maryland, and its owner, Branden Spear, gave it that distinctive paint job after being angered that his restored Victorian property was declared by building inspectors to be non-compliant with historical code”

      http://www.snopes.com/photos/patriotic/flaghouse.asp

      Regardless, I love the paint job!

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  9. TheLastDemocrat says:

    It took a few days, but the communists are putting the good spin on the Clinton Foundation…

    “Dear Friend,
    For the past week, President Clinton and Chelsea have been in Africa meeting people who are directly implementing, participating in, and benefiting from our projects. This is life-changing work that has been made possible through your support, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you.
    Along with our partners and CGI commitment makers, we’re working hand-in-hand with smallholder farmers in Tanzania to help them improve their harvests and increase their incomes, building new technology to combat climate change in Kenya, and bringing lifesaving vaccines to people in hard-to-reach places.
    Across all this work, one thing is clear: when people work together, extraordinary progress is possible. And while this work may not make headlines, it is making a difference in the lives of so many.
    You have been part of our amazing journey, and we hope you’re as proud as we are of the results. You can see some of those results on our site, which features interactive stories, videos and maps of our work in Africa – and shares why we couldn’t be more optimistic about the future.
    We appreciate all that you do. Thank you for your commitment to building a better world.
    Sincerely,
    Bruce R. Lindsey
    Chairman of the Board
    Clinton Foundation”

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  10. mazziflol says:

    And one more from Humanizing the Badge
    A Patrolman’s Letter To His Family

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  11. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Sounds like the Windy City needs to call in Sheriff David Clarke to straighten these folks out. 637 jail guards called in sick during a 24 hr/4 shift period Sat thru Sun. (Mayweather fight). 637 call-ins, how many guards do they have? Living in a small town, hard to imagine that many.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/576952/sick-calls-soar-cook-county-jail-guards-big-boxing-weekend

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  12. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Heads Up ! The murderers of all things good have called for the murder of Pam Geller and others. Be prepared, but do not be afraid…..Our Father is ALWAYS WITH US.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/isis-posts-warning-we-have-71-trained-soldiers-in-15-states-names-5-targets/

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    • lilbirdee'12 says:

      If I may..repeat:

      Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

      For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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      • smiley says:

        I SO like you, libirdie12.
        you have a very good heart.
        thank you for your earnest prayers.
        we need them.

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        • smiley says:

          libirdee’12 (sorry) 🙂

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        • Dixie says:

          Lilbirdee’12 has loyally been leading the prayer for our country every night at 9:00 sharp here on the open thread. This has been happening for about a month or more (wish I’d kept up with the days). She is a very special person. We are lucky to have her here with us.

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          • lilbirdee'12 says:

            Thank you smiley and sweet Dixie….oh my….all this talk got my feathers fluttering around here stirring up all sorts of dust…whewww…~~~^^~~~….Love you all. FYI..9pm prayer started around March 9 or 10…I believe it was a suggestion from Angie but I rarely see her comments…so sending prayers for her and family, jic.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Amen.

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo 1e34e643-653e-48a7-8bb2-5b8d8f2d6b38.jpg

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  14. JohnP says:

    Here’s something you don’t see everyday, the Times of Israel reporting on Hezbollah fighting IS.

    Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militantsShiite leader Hassan Nasrallah vows to stand by Assad, launch offensive along border with Lebanon
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-captures-syrian-village-from-islamic-militants/

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  15. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ all! Breakfast!

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  16. aliashubbatch says:

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  17. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. Halfway there. 🙂

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  18. JohnP says:

    Hasakah, Syria
    Heavy fighting continues outside of the city. The combined forces of the Syrian Army, the YPG, and the Assyrian militia now have IS in a wedge to the west of the city. Yesterday IS attacked the city with mortars killing 3 civilians. The Assyrian militia ventured out and eliminated the threat.

    Ramadi, Iraq
    IS captured and executed 3 members of the Shiite militia, then immediately put it up on the internet. They fail to mention that in the past week the Shiite militia on their own have eliminate 27 IS.
    Things have been going so badly for IS in Ramadi that they launched an attack in Fallujah. They shelled a Shiite militia camp, the Iraqi Army responded with a rocket barrage that eliminated the mortar positions and 18 thugs. Now the Shiites are out for blood……

    Abu Izrael says he will turn Fallujah into a city go graves =, not mosques.

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  19. texan59 says:

    Time for a trip in the wayback machine. One of the things about the interwebz is that there is a lot of “stuff” on it. Including things that make people look silly. Here’s a hit from 1976. Back when glo-bull cooling caused the last drought in Guv. Moonbeam’s Golden State. 🙄

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/04/flashback-1976-scientists-blamed-california-drought-on-global-cooling/

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  20. michellc says:

    Besides Mothers Day that I don’t even know if Muslims celebrate is there some kind of Muslim holiday coming up?

    The calls have been crazy the past few days with them calling wanting a butcher goat.

    Besides bacon the other good thing about pigs is when you say, “we do have pigs,” they hang up, the few polite ones will say, “thank you,” and hang up, the belligerent ones curse me out or jabber in a foreign language.

    Then there are those who send us comments through our website ranting about our policy of no slaughter on our property. We are “targeting” them they usually say.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      🙂

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I take 10 lbs of Bacon, anytime!

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      • michellc says:

        The last pig we had butchered we had them to cold smoke the pork chops, those were the best pork chops I ever cooked.
        We can butcher our own and at times we do, but cost wise it’s not that much more to let someone else do it by the time you add in the cost of freezer bags and we’re getting lazy in our old age.lol

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    • smiley says:

      around May 13, I think there is a muslim holiday…something to do with Lailat al Miraj…the journey of m’hammad to the Al Aqsa Mosgue (on his steed Buraq) (!)…from where he allegedly “ascended into heaven”..whatever…and so forth & so on.
      maybe that’s why they’re inquiring about the butcher goats.
      lovely, lovely, lovely.

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      • michellc says:

        Good thing our goats aren’t pure thanks to the pigs, plus we make them even less pure by castrating most bucklings at 2 months. If it wasn’t for the fact that I hate de-horning goats I’d do that as well to make them even less pure.

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        • smiley says:

          ugh
          de-horning goats.
          un-fun.
          reminds me of something but nevermind.

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          • michellc says:

            The popular way to do it now is burning them off. I won’t do it, I’m afraid I’d leave it on too long and burn into their skull. When we had big dairy goats, we would take them to the vet and allow him to do it and it looked horrible for a few weeks.
            Now we just have a few milk goats and they’re all Nigerian Dwarf and I don’t care if they have horns and some are born naturally polled.
            The Muslims though call about our fainting goats. They prefer bucks.
            The Mexicans like Pygmy goats. We learned that when we raised Pygmies and they prefer nannies(does).
            Asians usually don’t want goats, they prefer pigs and big boar pigs at that. They also really like young roosters.

            For most of my life I never knew stuff like that, but about the last 10 years I’ve learned as the population has grown. Asians are funny to deal with, they will pretend like they don’t understand the price and try to pay you less. You always get the money before you allow them to load them up, but at least they don’t want to cut your head off. They do tend to break into their native language quite frequently, which sounds even funnier because they always wear face masks. I always say they’re cussing me out because I don’t allow them to play that game on me.lol We don’t get as many of them calling though, they tend to prefer livestock auctions and poultry auctions.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              Asians/facemasks? Like goalies, clowns, or cowboys?

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              • michellc says:

                No like doctor masks or sometimes those disposable dust masks.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Hm?! I thought they only wore those in China and Japan.

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                • michellc says:

                  I’ve often wondered if they think they’re needed as they are in their country or if they’re scared of catching diseases? I’ve just never thought it would be polite to ask them why they wear them.lol
                  Usually though there is one who can speak English well enough to communicate, although I usually have to make them repeat themselves several times before I understand. The one who speaks English although very broken English translates to the others. They always come in at least 3’s sometimes 4 or 5.

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                • “at least they don’t want to cut your head off.” There IS that. LOL

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I’d count that as a really good thing.

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            • smiley says:

              intense.

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    • Dixie says:

      Michellc….tell me those tornadoes were not around your location…..please.

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  21. texan59 says:

    Uh-oh! Looks like Billy-boy is gonna have to speechify a bit more. Some big hitters are starting to re-assess their tributes to the Slush Fund. 😆

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/05/washington-post-hoping-to-highlight-good-works-clintons-find-controversy-instead/

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  22. mcfyre2012 says:

    So…

    I’m listening to the radio this morning and John Morgan (Florida’s leading ambulance chaser) is on the radio talking to “Bubba the Love Sponge.” They talked about settlements. Morgan’s largest settlement was the Pigford scam, which settled for $1.2B, of which Morgan got $90M for his cut. No wonder Morgan hosted an O’Blah-blah fundraiser at his house.

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  23. JohnP says:

    We have been warned. I suggest extra range time and an extra box or two of the heavy stuff for Daeshbag removal. Remember as Texas has taught us a slow and steady head shot is all that is required.

    “The New Era”

    To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.

    The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.

    We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.

    The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.

    May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day.

    Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/isis-posts-warning-we-have-71-trained-soldiers-in-15-states-names-5-targets/

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    • smiley says:

      Obama owns this, and so does every lousy vile wretch who pulls his strings and maneuvered him into position to bring this country down.

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      • JohnP says:

        I’m sure the government spooks are all over this like they were in Garland.
        (Hang on I’m still laughing after I typed that.)
        Anyone else notice how the media dropped the fact that the FBI was all over the shooter but totally missed the fact he was a threat?
        My oldest was correct, when they tried to recruit him, he said no, he only wanted to work with smart people.

        “Billions for surveillance, but not one round for defense” J. Edgar Hoover weeps.

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        • smiley says:

          a lot of good people rolling over in graves.
          our patriotic fighters in past generations died in battle for this ?
          battles were won by Allies, at great cost, for this ?
          freedom rang, for this ?

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          • JohnP says:

            I forgot to remind everyone to be sure to use Silver Bullet Gun Oil. The 45 slug works in this world, while the pig fat works in the next.

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            • Josh says:

              “… SILVER BULLET GUN OIL CONTAINS 13% USDA LIQUEFIED PIG FAT.”

              “According to the Koran, Allah states, “Any of my followers contaminated by swine at the time of his death will be denied entry to my paradise forever …”

              “THIS PRODUCT IS FOR USE ON ARMED MUSLIM TERRORISTS ONLY.”
              http://www.silverbulletgunoil.net/

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          I’m right Here, waiting to give you the opportunity to meet those 72 Medusas! Thanks for the Tip on gun oil John. I have been saving my bacon grease to use in re loading.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I say “bring it”

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Bet this is an under estimated.

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    • Josh says:

      Only “71 trained soldiers in 15 different states”? I don’t believe it. I believe those numbers to be much, much higher. Stay alert, folks!

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  24. lovely says:

    Strong arm a store, manhandle a clerk, assault and try and disarm an officer in Ferguson MO and the president will send representatives to your funeral.

    https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.rxyF/F76TThq1qx7WLkcpg&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

    Try and shoot innocent 1st Amendment advocates in Garland, Texas and they will kill you.

    Hmm…

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  25. lilbirdee'12 says:

    OK….ENOUGH with this border nonsense ! Quit playing around CONgress. Seal the doggone borders NOW. ENOUGH ! Whatever it takes, we have the manpower, USE them ! (Sorry4caps)

    DHS Records Show Mexican Helicopter Attacked Border Patrol Agents

    DHS Records Show Mexican Helicopter Attacked Border…
    Judicial Watch obtained documents from the CBP confirming a 2014 attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents.

    *** And this..where OUR border agents were held at gunpoint…

    Mexican Military Holds Border Patrol at Gunpoint Inside …
    In the latest Mexican military incursion into the United States, two heavily armed camouflaged soldiers from Mexico actually crossed 50 yards inside Arizona and hel…

    http://www.judicialwatch.org

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  26. Dixie says:

    From that Judicial Watch website:

    The State Department allowed Hillary Clinton to remove and destroy government email records. And now we’ve figured out the State Department is improperly giving government documents to the Clinton operation – documents that should have been turned over to us years ago,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Our lawsuit, which first exposed the Clinton foreign fundraising racket at the State Department, continues to be obstructed by Mrs. Clinton’s political operation. With these revelations of State Department concerns about the Clinton machine’s Saudi and Asian dealings, this simple FOIA lawsuit is providing the road map for those tracking Hillary Clinton’s abuse of office as secretary of state. In the meantime, the State Department seems to be more concerned about helping Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign than following federal disclosure law.”

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    Judicial Watch is a wonderful group. I’ve been a member for 8 years now. Best $35.00/year I’ve ever spent. If I wanted to bring a suit in DC, I’d hire Judicial Watch in a heart beat. In fact, they are actually doing a lot of the work that those congressional committees are not!

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  28. kinthenorthwest says:

    Have a few WTF things from some friends that I just had to share here.
    Obama’s Latest Lie – Mexicans Vital In Winning WW2, Cinco De Mayo Is Our Way of Saying Gracias
    The point of Obama’s “Dreams From My Mexican Father” fantasy soon becomes clear as he says, “So this holiday is an opportunity to remember how deeply Mexican-American culture is woven into the fabric of this country. People of Mexican heritage and their children, and their children’s children have influenced our commerce, and our culture and our language and our literature, our faith and our food.” Of course an influence isn’t necessarily a positive one and aside from the food, the rest are either non-existent creations of Obama’s distorted imagination or a net negative for our nation.
    http://www.rickwells.us/obamas-latest-lie-mexicans-vital-in-winning-ww2-cinco-de-mayo-is-our-way-of-saying-gracias/

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    • smiley says:

      I am so sick of the sappy “fabric-woven-tapestry” verbage along with “folks” and “robust” and fake compassion for “our culture..language…” which he’s ripping to shreds and suppressing, in favor of killers disguised as “refugees”, and invaders who care NOTHING for our culture, our language or our laws.

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  29. kinthenorthwest says:

    You have to be F…ing kidding me
    Its all about the almighty Dollar.
    This guy lied his behind off, and was even give some type o government job even.
    Mind you at the time of the incident Johnson had a couple of warrants out on him, along with a bit of a rap sheet.
    Witness to Michael Brown shooting sues Ferguson and Darren Wilson
    The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims Wilson targeted him without probable cause.

    “Officer Wilson acted with either deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard toward” Johnson, the lawsuit says.
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/witness-michael-brown-shooting-sues-ferguson-and-darren-wilson

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  30. Josh says:

    Black Bike Week 2015 is May 22-25, 2015 Memorial Day Weekend
    http://www.blackbikeweek.us/
    Stay faaaaaar away from Myrtle Beach, SC!

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  31. Margaret-Ann says:

    “Happy Hump Day” always makes me giggle so I’m saying it. 🙂 Praying we don’t read about a LEO killed today. The sadness is overwhelming of late. R.I.P. Sgt. Greg Moore.

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  32. lilbirdee'12 says:

    This is posted for all of you to be cautious. The bacteria described here is always present in the water and elsewhere. Enjoy your summer but be wise.

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/flesh-eating-bacteria-vibro-vulnificus-in-florida-ocean-hospitalizes-32-kills-10

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    • Dixie says:

      Wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole. There are big and little squiggly things that live in there and some of them bite and sting. Better safe than sorry.

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  33. lilbirdee'12 says:

    For those of you that have been concerned about JadeHelm, maybe this will ease your mind. It is one of my favorite sites. In my early days of blogging, it was thru reading at Pam Gellers’ site that I found ‘thisainthell’ blog site. Like CTH, a lot of insight mixed with a lot of humor (sometimes a bit salty)..but hey, most commenters have been thru hell for us, so I leave my sensitivity at the door when I enter. I support and believe in our military. They have taken an oath to defend us and our Constitution. I’m actually glad they are training. Bad times there are a’comin. I want them to be ready. Until I hear otherwise, I say, pray for those who have put their lives on the line for you and me.

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=59651

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  34. John Galt says:

    Carson said, “First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works. The president is required to carry out the laws of the land. The laws of the land come from the legislative branch. So if the legislative branch creates a law or changes a law, the executive branch has a responsibility to carry it out. It doesn’t say they have the responsibility to carry out a judicial law, and that’s something we need to talk about.”

    Does anybody want yet another African American president that feels free to ignore federal court rulings?

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  35. manickernel says:

    I enjoy and admire some photojournalists that travel to far away places to capture images for those of us stuck behind a desk. This montage from CBS is especially interesting. Was the chick drunk when she submitted this? Lindsey Lohan was better at photoshopping.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/wakhan-corridor-afghanistan-forgotten-corner/

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  36. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Here’s a big LOL for all. What ya wanna bet they make a movie about this? Of course, Kamala knew nuttin bout this, right ?

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/kamala-harris-aide-accused-of-running-rogue-police-force-managed-by-freemasons/

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  37. texan59 says:

    While my momma taught me to not speak ill of the dead, I’m glad he’s gone. For you young’uns, Jim Wright was the guy that Harry Reid learned the ropes from. Buh-bye. 👿

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-us-house-of-representatives-speaker-jim-wright-has-died-at-92-dallas-morning-news/ar-BBjhrSA

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  38. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Michelle …are those wicked tornado funnels anywhere near you ? Showing on Fox now.
    Be safe Oklahoma.

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  39. stella says:

    Something to applaud, here in Michigan:

    Michigan voters made ‘road kill’ of Proposal 1, which failed in historic fashion

    http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/05/michigan_voters_made_road_kill.html

    Michigan voters spoke loud and clear on Tuesday night, according to many, but what exactly they said depends on who you ask.

    This much everyone agrees on: voters didn’t like Proposal 1, a complex tax plan designed to generate road funding revenue that was bogged down by its many parts and total price tag.

    The statewide ballot measure appears to have failed in all 83 Michigan counties — the Secretary of State’s office is trying to confirm figures for Lake County — and by wide margins in most.

    My comment: it included a sales tax increase, which can only be raised by a vote of the people. The people said NO.

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    • Josh says:

      I hope it sticks. The opinion/vote of the people has been overridden far too much by the courts.

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      • stella says:

        In Michigan, the legislature cannot enact a sales tax increase on their own. There must be a vote of the people. This goes back to the sales tax act of 1933.

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  40. Concerned says:

    Instead of Freddie Gray (or Donta Allen or that limpy twitchy dude), here’s someone blacks should celebrate: Clayton Stephenson. He has been invited to be one of the 24 participants of the new Van Cliburn Junior Competition which will be held June 21-28 in Fort Worth. This guy must be really special, the bar is so high for the Cliburn competitions. He will be just 16 years old at the time of the competition. Notice that he’s a math lover too!

    Born in New York, Clayton Stephenson enrolled in The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program in 2007 and graduated to its Pre-College Division in 2009. He has attended the Morningside Music Bridge Festival in Calgary and the International Keyboard Festival in Manhattan, receiving lessons and master classes with Marc Durant, Krysztof Jablonski, André Laplante, and Alexander Braginsky, among others. He made his concerto debut with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and has performed with the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra as part of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and in concerts in Munich, Calgary, and New York. Currently a student at the Dalton School, he is involved in the Boys Club of New York, Men of Color Club, and the math team and Transformation Geometry Club at his school.

    http://www.cliburn.org/competitions/junior-competition/competitors/

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  41. Lucille says:

    What a blessing it would be to have the IRS abolished (and the 16th Amendment repealed). Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt…

    “Good News: IRS Sent Billions in Education Credits to People Who Aren’t Qualified to Receive Them” – by Katie Pavlich | May 06, 2015

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/05/06/good-news-irs-sent-billions-in-education-credits-to-people-who-arent-students-n1995065

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  42. zephyrbreeze says:

    American Treasure and Patriot, Dr. Thomas Sowell

    “The evidence suggests very strongly that the left-wing, Democratic claques that run a great many American cities — particularly the poor and black cities — are not capable of running a school system or a police department. They are incompetent, they are corrupt, and they are breathtakingly arrogant. Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore — this is what Democrats do. And the kids in the street screaming about “inequality”? Somebody should tell them that the locale in these United States with the least economic inequality is Utah, i.e. the state farthest away from the reach of the people who run Baltimore.” (Utah is the most conservative state in the US)

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417601/riot-plagued-baltimore-catastrophe-entirely-democratic-partys-own-making-kevin-d

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  43. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your love and salvation to all. Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

    Blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    Lord Jesus, tonight we ask for protection over the good citizens of Baltimore and for the police that are attempting to keep the city safe.

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  44. doodahdaze says:

    Heading for the Beach. Surf is coming up in Floriduh. They ain’t got me yet.

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