Tuesday Open Thread – June 9th

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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120 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread – June 9th

  1. True Colors says:

    Sundance, would you accept a donation from me in the form of a message board for your website?


    I think that this would increase traffic on your site($$) and would also provide a number of other benefits

    1) searchable – look up old posts
    2) easier to post pictures, videos, etc
    3) ability to edit posts

    Lots and lots of other stuff.

    Very easy to install and very easy to administer.

    Whadya say?



  2. Good Morning Treepers, Lights are on as the band Played on…

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    Photos of a massive electrical storm / rain storm on Sunday evening are in the link below. As I was finishing up the “new apartment video” that I posted yesterday, I was in my office with windows facing north, where the storm raged. I have never, ever seen such a display of lightning before in my life — including what I think ball lightning (looked like a bright, slow-moving comet in the sky just at the horizon). There were hundreds of branched lightning bolts per minute. The storm caused flash flooding (at least two people drowned) and the hail punched holes in windshields of cars parked outdoors.


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    • nyetneetot says:

      As always we hope you and everyone here is alright. So.. I was telling she who shall not be named about your pictures and she got very ……. agitated (jealous, perhaps its the beard). I had to assure her we would tour Europe and take lots of photos (supporting documentation) some day soon…


    • carterzest says:

      That was some incredible lightning, wow.

      Pic 1/25 looks like it could have been taken off your new balcony.
      Pic 11/25 is my favorite.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I went to bed last nite with this on my mind as it was something familiar slithering around in the fog. It came to me just as the lights went out – it’s the same old boiled chicken with a new sauce.
      I think we give the Obama Administration too much credit – not fro working overtime to destroy the Constitution, they eclipsed FDR and Nixon on that long ago – but rather in having a new and independent thought. Let’s get into the Wayback Machine and go back to the mid-to-late 90s – or just to February 2014 if the 90s are too far back.
      February 2014 – the Executive arm of the EU releases one of its squishy reports DEMANDING the US relinquish its almost total control of the internet. The US built it and maintains it but it’s not in keeping with the political views of many European countries and the kind, benevolent and benign mole-on-the-butt EU’s political thought, and that political thought must be protected and enforced.
      The EU and several European countries’ thoughts on US freedom of speech and political/personal beliefs is that they are abhorrent to them and dangerous to the progressive, peace loving and possibly chemically castrated European sheep. The EU and a few of the steer members have been whining for some 20 years that the control of the internet must be taken away from the colonials and put into the hands of an international commission that will decide content – look how well that’s worked for the UN so far. The fact that at any given time the UN has a band of blue berets out trying to prevent one UN member nation from skinning and eating the population of another UN nation ha no bearing on the organization’s ability to ham-handedly enforce censorship.
      Our gentle and possibly benign (tests aren’t back from the lab yet) leader has just co-opted the EU/UN stance that the US must submit the far-too-open to free thought (read as 1st Amendment) founded internet to the clammy claws of a techno-savvy UN committee, many members of which still undoubtedly poke lunch out from under a flat rock when they’re home (I do love that phrase).
      Bubba et al. can surf on the EU’s desire to destroy free thought and speech while destroying free speech and thought here – win-win for our Constitutional scholar. The ability to censor using the internet as an excuse will allow our Guiding Light and Spiritual Leader to gut everything they don’t agree with. Books? Why they could be bought and surreptitiously exported – BURN THEM! Magazines – ditto, BURN THEM! Political speech- well there are political agencies and thought in the US that are illegal in Europe – DELETE SWITCH! A year out and he’s still doesn’t have a cogent anti-ISIS strategy (note how I felt the need to qualify that) but he’s bustin’ speed limits turning the Constitution into history.

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    International Traffic in Arms Regulations & The First Amendment on a collision course thanks to the State Department



    • czarowniczy says:

      Ahhhhh…and here we are. He has all but admitted that the future of this country lies in bands of approved thugs preying upon the disarmed and defenseless. Of course this won”t stop – oh, for example – groups like the incorporated-as-a-security-firm Fruit of Islam from having access to all of the guns, ammo and literature they want, just those bitter clingers who feel they ave a right to protect themselves and their families from the neo-Mongols thundering out of the innercity plains on their low-riders and late 70s GM products. The POtuS can’t come up with a plan to deal with ISIS, even nearly a year after he said he would but he and his krewe of Jew/Christian/European-hating social engineering termites can contort International and US law to creatively find a way to further damage that honky Constitution they hate so much.

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      • smiley says:

        before reading your comment, Czar, I just posted almost the same thought on another thread…!
        no strategy/IS
        different story/US

        that sinking feeling.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, we’re being led through perilous waters by a captain from the enemy’s side. Just like TSA – all these years, all that money and we have a 90% failure rate at the functional level.

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    This and the two previous go together:

    The Empire Strikes Back Against American Gun Culture



    • Millwright says:

      This is a serious threat, make no mistake. On “our side” there has to be a “comment period” before implementation. IMNSHO, it behooves all gun owners – and anyone interested in personal self-defense/freedom – to not only comment but copy your comment to your state and federal representatives !!! The more ‘political noise” we make the better !

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  6. nyetneetot says:

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  7. mazziflol says:

    Recently, I had a road trip down along about 1000 miles of Route 66. During my travels trough Arizona I came across this old Chevy that just begged for some bracket photography. I’m not even close to a pro, I’m hardly even an amateur . But I enjoyed the results. Thought Id share.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  9. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. Made it through Monday. πŸ™‚

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  10. texan59 says:

    Teh Won is looking at some more job-k-illin’ EO stuff. But it will raise wages for “millions”.


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  11. stella says:

    These kids are terrific.

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  12. texan59 says:

    Hehehehe! John Ellis is already rearranging the deck chairs. πŸ˜†


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  13. JohnP says:

    As the YPG advance, IS pumps thugs into Tel Abiyad (Gre Spi), Syria.

    Anyone searching for a strategy would be bombing the thugs before they dig in. (Hint, hint, hint)

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  14. JohnP says:

    Daniel John Sobieski nails it! Obama sacrificed a stable Iraq just so he could declare he “ended” a war. Excellent read, worthy of passing along.


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  15. texan59 says:

    For a little light-hearted humor, cuz we sure do need some with all the stupidity running rampant around us. ” “Stuff” Southern Woman Never Say”. πŸ˜†


  16. czarowniczy says:

    One of my favorite agencies, TSA, is once again/still in the lemon-light. Poor TSA, they’ve taken more hits over the years than the Bismark – buy they’re still afloat!
    After once again taking hits for stolen items out of passengers’ luggage, allowing offensive weapons through at a rate that would make the Fast and Furious crowd jealous they’ve ONLY JUST NOW discovered that some 73 have ties to terrorism. Now to be (bureaucratically) fair that 73 out of a whole bunch and some of these ‘ties’ are probably just the results of systemically racist LEA profiling innocent membership in the Boko Haram Book of the Month Club (no books allowed that were written after the 7th century) or vacay travel to Syria.
    One wonders why the TSA employees aren’t subject to the same in-depth probing that they subject passengers to? The excuse being waved about is that there are numerous ‘terrorist’ watch lists which TSA screening does not have access to. Of course the suggestion that, as with other agencies requiring heavy security checks, the TSA employees’ names and identifying data be submitted to the SSOs of these secretive agencies for clearance probably is sitting under the donut box in teh TSA exec break room. Here’s an idea – make the TSA employee getting the clearance pay the $85 for a TSA Pre-Check check. Why if that clearance is good enough for a member of the mouthbreathing public to fly on then it should be in-depth enough for the employees who screen the Pre-Check holders. Oh snap – does that mean TSA’s Pre-Check checks lack that certain other-agency depth that they’re whining their TSA employees don’t have or that two separate and apparently equally hapless units do the checks? Suddenly flashed back to my two hi-graded DHS friends who are still having problems with trained and vigilant TSA screeners recognizing their DHS credentials when they board aircraft.
    Let’s go back my favorite example – El Al. El Al was last successfully hijacked in 1968, nearly 50 years ago. Yes there have been attacks against El Al since but no successful hijackings. The Israeli security forces protecting El Al have developed a game plan that winnows, IDs and targets passengers for potential threats and deals with them first. No groping old women and babies, technology takes acre of that, and the threat matrix is very reliable. El Al security experts have volunteered for DECADES to come here and train our airline security personnel but have been soundly rejected as their methods incluse (GASP! PROFILING!!!!!) and other horribly culturally insensitive measures. If you fly El Al out of a US airport you’ll sometimes notice that their security’s a bit different post-TSA checks than the other airline – you won’t notice that your screening began as soon as you booked a flight.
    Ah well, the super sleuths at TSA have probably ID’d me by now and have my picture (complete with discretely blurred naughty bits) up on some of their break room walls (next to that donut box) so I guess I’ll just drive instead of fly for a while.

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  17. JohnP says:

    More good news – IS has a work related accident.
    MOSUL, Mosul province – A top ISIS leader and a number of his assistants were killed Tuesday in an explosion at a bomb-making warehouse on Tuesday in the group’s stronghold of Mosul, a Kurdish official told Rudaw.
    β€œThe well-known Daesh emir, Abu Hisham al-Chechani, and a number of his gunmen died today in a stockade blast where they were making explosives,” Saeed Mamozini, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s branch 14 in Mosul, told Rudaw on Tuesday.
    Abu Hisham al-Chechani, said to be originally from Chechnya in Russia’s North Caucasus region, was reportedly the head of ISIS operations involving booby traps and planted bombs.
    There was no immediate mention of the reported blast on ISIS social media sites.


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  18. manickernel says:

    Turn your weapons to the capital.

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  19. manickernel says:

    Terminator is coming. Just not very fast. And he looks scared.

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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Have y’all seen this little girl’s dance routine?? She’s a hoot!

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  21. BigMamaTEA says:


  22. lilbirdee'12 says:

    This was my raising. It should continue for each and every generation !

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  23. Josh says:

    If you’re into Barn owls disappearing into rock walls, check out Bing’s home page.

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  24. Dee says:

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday he pardoned a 24-year-old security guard of all criminal charges, after the man’s arrest two years ago for carrying a legally-owned firearm made him a convicted felon.

    “I feel so blessed,” Steffon Josey-Davis told FoxNews.com Monday.


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  25. czarowniczy says:

    Maybe our First Bro don’t be havin’ no plan to deal with ISIS but ISIS is dealin’ along quite well. The US has been selectively bombing oil facilities held by ISIS (nothing official/doesn’t smell like compost about ‘why’ it’s selective bombing but ISIS still seems to be able to dig up a reported $2-million per week (probably more) from their remaining facilities and are able to give out another reported $6-million a month to groups like Boko Haram and Ansar al-Sharia (remember when AQ footed these dudes’ bills?).
    ISIS’s social media outreach has reached professional levels and, counting the possible on-line converts that decide Syria/Iraq’s a bit too radical for them, their overall numbers are growing. Their numbers in sub-Saharan Africa are growing too, one of my fav areas to watch Islam advance in, appears to be on their ‘prime target’ list – look for those sub-Saharan Christian convert numbers Pew bragged about to start dwindling.
    Fear not, doubters, racists and bitter clingers, Obama’s had a year to come up with a plan and any day now it will burst forth from his mouth, stunning the voters with its brilliance, and turning the tide of Islamic expansionism – don’t ask which way. DoJ/CRS is asking all Americans to, before this occurs, turn in all of their weapons so that it will be easier for them to ID the bad guys. No word yet on what their definition of ‘bad guys’ will be. OK, just made that part up…sorta.


  26. sundance says:

    Fellow Gearheads. watch this video of a dyno as it explodes:

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    I need some funny:

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

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  29. texan59 says:

    Remember when Teh Won talked about the “fundamental transformation” of our Country? Well, here it is in spades. Better call your Congresscritter posthaste.



  30. 2x4x8 says:


    been watching Jeb Bush have problems in his yet to announce candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination

    I wondered why Joe Biden was so quiet about his future plans, a while back he had an interest in running for the Democratic Presidential nomination and then suddenly his son Beau dies, may hear more from him now as Hillary Clinton’s problems hurt the brand


  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    BOOM! Mark Levin started his show with the story of McKinney Texas QUOTING FROM THE CONSERVATIVE TREE HOUSE research on such!!! It’s 7pmCST so you can podcast the 1st hour since we are on delay.

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  32. TwoLaine says:

    Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey – Interview with Josh Miller


  33. 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.

    May Your Divine Presence be felt in the hearts and minds of the Supreme Court Justices as they render their decisions that effects us all.

    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please guide the searchers to those missing from the storms. Comfort those who are grieving and in pain.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  34. wondering999 says:

    Knoxville TN news — an old man in his 70s has been charged with a “federal weapons charge” because his son’s loaded Glock was in a drawer at their business, a liquor store in a very rough part of Knoxville. Hm..I don’t care for liquor, but hate to see a small business owner run out of business.

    Don’t know this man or the details, but … in the Lonsdale area of Knoxville a person probably shouldn’t even try to run a lemonade stand without being armed and dangerous like the rest of the neighborhood. The weapons charge was laid on the old man because he has a history of a felony back in 1981, when he tried to purchase cocaine in Atlanta during his foolish younger years. He says the Glock belongs to his son (but I bet if someone tried to hold up the daddy, he’d use it too)

    Also, according to the article, another Knoxville minority business has been targeted, Marc Nelson Denim designs.

    Knoxville minorities have had a fairly strong Republican streak since the Civil War. Knoxville was a Union stronghold because of its industries, and has a strong conservative streak for other reasons. Don’t know anything about the political affiliation of these two businessmen, I haven’t an inkling, but just wondering….is the IRS still doing political harassment? or are these investigations valid and reasonable?


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