Sunday Open Thread – June 28th

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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196 Responses to Sunday Open Thread – June 28th

  1. upaces88 says:

    Amen…and Thank you.

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  2. jackphatz says:

    Can we please have our happy days again? I’ve noticed this for a few years now, very few people look happy. Gone is that natural smile that should be on everyone’s face. Sad times with so many negative forces beyond our control or consent.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Yes. The people who fought to establish this country had an underlying belief in “pursuit of happiness”. I’ve lived and learned among many people who pursue misery instead. Had to be with people today who were watching TV, what dismal ugly plotlines!
      Let’s celebrate the pursuit of happiness, communities where trust, integrity, honesty and kindness make it easy to live in abundance.

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      • nimrodman says:

        “… communities where trust, integrity, honesty and kindness make it easy to live in abundance.”

        You know, I’ve never been there, but that instantly evoked to me the Scandinavian communities of the upper mid-west and northern plains states.

        I’m sure there are other enclaves and ethnicities, but that’s just what came to mind.

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    • realitycheck says:

      Does it remind you of the people behind the old “Iron Curtain” or the people who still live under Socialist/Communist regimes?

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    • Get out, jackphatz! Get out now! Those are toxic people.

      I was at a bbq yesterday with about a dozen people ranging in age from 40 to 80. We talked and ate appetizers, talked and drank wine and soft drinks and water, ate bbq hamburger & brats with ALL the fixin’s.

      We talked about their dogs, what we did in the foreign lands where we had lived, World War II – Canadian and US arm vets or vets’ sons, auto and motorcycle racing, wild life in our neighborhoods – bobcats, coyotes, bears, eagles, and more.

      Everyone smiled. Some of the people I’ve known for years. Others I just met within the past year. Professions – both current and retired – included special ed teacher, fighter pilot, state senator (“Politics has changed A LOT,” he said), high school counselor, social services worker, Chamber of Commerce worker and event planner, reporter and traveler, farmer and plumber.

      Oh, yes, we DID talk about what might happen in the future, now that almost the entire world has lost respect for the US and views us as “wusses,” as one woman put it in a mild tone. We agreed quietly that Americans know how to get up to speed in short order when we need to.

      I suspect that Americans are rearranging themselves one by one – finding places where like-minded souls wait for a call to duty. The others are numbing themselves so they can continue not to think and so they can continue to live among the toxic people..

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Kabuki Theater–Moulin Rouge style:

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    • Les says:

      (Don’t look Sharon)

      This is the new normal:
      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/06/27/cnn-confuses-butt-plug-and-dildo-banner-for-isis-flag-at-pride/

      I had to laugh. It’s terrible, but it deserves pride of place in the CNN Hall of Shame.

      I want to go on the record as saying I don’t really care if people are gay. It’s not my business. And I DON’T want to know all about it. I tend to judge liberals negatively, just happens many gays are also liberal. Maybe more gays will come out of the closet as conservatives now. I do resent gay people forcing the rest of us into their bedrooms and forcing us to agree with them. That offends me, not the gayness.

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      • stella says:

        It is strange that one’s sexuality should be the most important thing about them. I don’t talk about what I may or may not have done in the privacy of my bedroom, and certainly have no interest in what others do. I’ve never understood the urge to make speeches about it.

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        • Les says:

          It’s the same with militant feminists and afro-extremists. If the most interesting thing about you is that you are black or female or gay then you aren’t doing something right with your life. To me, those people are the most boring people in the world and they lose my interest after about 2 minutes. They offer nothing of value to humanity.

          They (in-your-facists) claim to be the humanists in the world, the exemplars of humanity. But really they are the least productive and most damaging people on Earth (and the muzzies, not to fond of the muzzies because I think you have to be mentally ill to believe that mess).

          The boring “normal” people in the world are the ones I find most interesting. I learn things from them, real things, things I can use in my life.

          All men have a _____ and all women have a _____. Big deal. I learned that when I was little.

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          • jackphatz says:

            “The boring “normal” people in the world are the ones I find most interesting. I learn things from them, real things, things I can use in my life.”

            Yes indeed. You can not learn from what you can not comprehend.

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        • canadacan says:

          Amen.

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      • tigs mom says:

        Interesting insight from the NYT on the conundrum they’ve got themselves into, and the loss of the militant aspect of the “struggle”.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/scotus-same-sex-marriage-gay-culture.html

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        • ytz4mee says:

          Yes. Sharon posted this yesterday.

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        • georgiafl says:

          There is NOTHING noble, heroic or good about LBGT activists and their deadly disease-bearing, child violating, exploitative, per verse, delusional, deceptive propaganda.

          These activists are promulgating a lifestyle and acts that the CDC has reported results in 40-150% increased incidence of all STDs. They pick on fatherless, lonely, love-hungry young people whose dysfunctional families make them vulnerable to their sed uctive predations. It is unconscionable that our government, the APA groups would ignore facts and side with these s ex-ob sessed activists.

          There is no such thing as s ex ual rights in the Constitution – but there is a guarantee of religious rights and freedom – that do not involve polygamy, human endangerment, thievery, extortion and human sacrifice, etc. (warning to Islamist, Satanist and abortionist cults).

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      • georgiafl says:

        Face it, these people are trying to normalize obscenity and obse ssion.
        Their ‘pride parades’ are vulgar, vile and indecent, demonic bacchanals and places no child or discerning and mature adult should attend.

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        • ctdar says:

          And because of some and their activities they have ruined vacation hot spots like Cape Cod’ s Provincetown. We used to visit periodically and take off from there for for whale watches but @ 15 years ago went with our children. Never again.

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  4. Murse says:

    Daniel Greenfield has penned a call to arms in the face of this weeks disappointments. I must say that it has lifted my spirits.

    “Washington D.C. is never going to be the solution, but to the extent that its business as usual is threatened, sabotaged and held hostage, it will have trouble putting its boot on ordinary people. Until the Republican establishment changes its ways, populist saboteurs are the best conservative weapon. Don’t expect them to do the right thing. Don’t be disappointed when they don’t. And certainly don’t expect them to solve all this. The only way they will ever do the right thing is if you have leverage over them.”

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/06/be-best-saboteur-you-can-be.html

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Yes. Excellent post.

      It is why I am “unreasonable”. Why I do not yield, even to the small stuff. Why I do not compromise. Why I don’t make “exceptions”. It’s one of the few arrows left in our quiver. He is right. Nitpick the small stuff, and the big stuff will fail. We’ve seen that work at our local level.

      I’ve also noticed at the local level, more of our opposition now starts their appeal for compromise with “fellow citizens”. I tell them point blank, I have no common cause with them. They are not my “fellow citizens”. And that this is THEIR America, not mine, as the 2012 election was NOT legitimate, nor has much which followed been. Don’t let them appeal to soft-headed and soft-hearted sentiment for a world that no longer exists, because they are insincere, they just need you to capitulate, so they can continue on their road to “progress”.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Also, Joel Gilbert’s “There’s No Place Like Utopia” is now available for no-fee if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.

      Friend of the Treehouse Jack Cashill makes an appearance.

      http://www.theresnoplacelikeutopia.com/the-film/

      http://www.amazon.com/Theres-No-Place-Like-Utopia/dp/B00R2LYUTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1435468031&sr=1-1&keywords=there%27s+no+place+like+utopia

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      • stella says:

        Added it to my watch list. Thanks.

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      • rashamon says:

        Shopping through Amazon seems hypocritical when it is (along with WalMart, E-Bay, Target and multiple other companies) taking the Confederate Flag and video games containing it off the shelf while continuing to sell those products celebrating Nazis, Mao, socialism and other totalitarian governments in general?

        http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420247/amazon-ebay-confederate-flags-removed-nazis-mao-ussr-stay?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Jolt&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TAKE%202%206%2F26

        Read down the site to include “The Democrats Created and Own the Confederate Flag” for more insight. And further down (“The ‘Blood-Stained Banner’ in Charleston” asks why we Americans allow teachings of the Koran in our schools (yes, it’s part of world literature) and support countries that ignore human rights and still conduct slave trading this very minute?

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        • ytz4mee says:

          Like many people, I am already a paid subscriber to Amazon Prime. Cancelling doesn’t get me a refund. And posting the info for a DVD that is part of the “free” offerings for already paid up subscribers don’t really constitute “shopping”. I won’t renew my Amazon subscription for a variety of reasons.

          I don’t know what Americans are or aren’t allowing to be taught in public schools. We opted out of the public school system entirely, and I have little respect for those who continue to fund and support indoctrination centers, and expect my sympathy and support when it’s revealed that the local public school is a crowd control unit/indoctrination center.

          Calling me hypocritical when I live my values re: standing up for freedom really is going past the red line.

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          • rashamon says:

            Sorry, ytz4mee. I didn’t mean to say you were hypocritical; I was referring to companies that expect consumers to adapt to their whimsical, wacko PC policies while ignoring those products that represent the worst of our world — how many did Hitler kill, or Stalin, or Mao, or Che, or Castro, or…?

            The Cross of St. Andrews (The Confederate Navy Jack), which they seem to be having a fit about, is not The Stars and Bars. The former was adopted by the many, many Scots-Irish who immigrated to America and settled in the South after surviving the religious and economic wars between England, Scotland, Ireland and France (with a few other interests thrown in from The Continent and The Church), but really didn’t want the Northern banking powers taking over their “state’s rights”. Remember, those same people fought and gave their lives in The French and Indians Wars as well as The Revolutionary War. They were not the elitist of the North who could pay off the Militias to have another serve in their place. The Confederate Navy Jack was used only at sea (to identify the South’s ships) to represent state’s rights vs. a return to the monarchy’s practices that caused so much trouble in their homelands, and so friendly countries could continue to clear their ports.

            I have no dog in this fight as most of my Southern family had moved way West by the time The Civll War broke out. But, I do resent the BGI blaming everything and everyone on the problems of racism existing today, including that flag. I have lived in the South and worked in the middle of Chicago’s blackest communities. That darn flag has NOTHING to do the problem of 1000 deaths on Chicago’s south side since the January first of 2015, 99.9% being black-on-black crime. One white kid does not a racial divide make. This is cultural. And the government’s insistence on picking and choosing cultures to make wars on other cultures while they go about their undercover business of diminishing our country infuriates me.

            Godspeed, ytz4mee.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      It would seem it’s a recurring concept now percolating throughout the conservosphere:

      Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny

      https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/slave_or_rebel_ten_principles_for_escaping_the_matrix_and_standing_up_1

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    • canadacan says:

      I like the part about “having trouble putting its boot on ordinary people”.
      Millions and millions and millions of the “silent “majority resist in their own way every day.
      Only we’re not so silent .That is for which the Tree House and the conservative blogs are designed

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    • jackphatz says:

      “What we have is a Supreme Court and a White House that acts with brazen illegality. ObamaCare was illegally passed. It was illegally preserved.
      No matter how many judges sign off on it, it has no legitimacy. It will never have any legitimacy.”

      Something we must remember.

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  5. hebejg says:

    Dear Abby,

    My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning,
    and, when I confront him, he denies everything. What’s worse,
    everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so humiliating.
    Also, since he lost his job 14 years ago, he hasn’t even looked for a new one.
    All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and
    shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills.
    Since our daughter went away to college he doesn’t even pretend to like me, and even hints that I may be a lesbian.
    What should I do?

    Signed: Clueless

    Dear Clueless:

    Grow up and dump him. Good grief woman! You don’t need him anymore!
    You’re running for President of the United States.

    Act like one.

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  6. hebejg says:

    Maybe I’m experiencing a paradigm shift. A plan came to mind……..
    A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.

    B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.

    C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.

    Heck, in three generations, there will be no Democrats.

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    • Les says:

      You forgot the r-strategists.

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    • “Heck, in three generations, there will be no Democrats.”

      Sadly, this is one of the big reasons that liberals have taken over the public schools. How do they create liberals when they don’t pro-create? They indoctrinate other people’s children.

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      • Amity says:

        Agreed. Their birth rates have been in decline for some time. A few years back there were a spate of articles saying that conservatives will “win the debate” simply by producing more kids than liberals — what was often neglected in these articles is the number of kids born to conservative parents who have gone liberal via years of schooling.

        On Facebook, one of my cousins pointed a typical liberal rant, “If you don’t agree with me on the gay marriage decision, you should unfriend me right now!” rant, and even as one of my aunts is replying, “I won’t unfriend you, because I love you, but I still think it’s wrong,” her daughter is putting up a rainbowed-pic avatar.

        sigh

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        • partyzantski says:

          The power of the “Rainbow” is an interesting thing. As it appears in more and more locations, it’s totemic power shrinks. It is like fiat currency. Given the recent gains of the homosexualists (what is the culturally acceptable term? I am taking a guess here), and the drive of the overall kulturkampf of the Progressive Regime, I have this word of caution from the eminent Princess Liea:

          The imperial over-reach in the fevered, ill-considered actions in the wake of Charleston & the Dolezal eruption are putting ripples in the pond that really need to be considered as a form of feedback in any C2 system. Command and Control can only function if the feedback loop mechanism is allowed to work.

          The next thing to consider is, what level of grievance or aggrieved category will displace the bearers of the rainbow flag? This is yet another example of the Left Singularity
          http://blog.jim.com/politics/esr-moves-ever-leftwards/ and watch as the left continues to eat their own.

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    • Dixie says:

      That’s 75 years…..isn’t there some way to move that up a little?

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  7. MaryfromMarin says:

    Yes. This:

    Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

    http://time.com/3938050/orthodox-christians-must-now-learn-to-live-as-exiles-in-our-own-country/

    “…choose this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
    –Joshua 24:15–

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  8. hocuspocus13 says:

    The day came in like a spin as I stood in the middle of it no not my life in a spin but this place called America was spinning and I as innocent as the driven snow got caught in the middle of it all not causing any of it I wanted to get out away from the spin but I was trapped in no where to exit I’m told help is on its way an Appropriations Bill can make the spin slow down and even though the spin will still be there it will no longer make me dizzy ❤

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  9. Plain Jane says:

    Bill P. the spice company guy is at it again. He sent out an email of happiness for the SCOTUS ruling on homo marriage. I sent him an email saying I will not be ordering from his company in the future. I wish I had told him that I didn’t share his enthusiasm for anal plugs, fisting, sodomy and dildos so I won’t be shopping at his company. Unfortunately I didn’t think of that line until after I sent him the email.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      This is the open thread. This is for topics related to cats, coffee, booze, food, and anything else not covered in the other threads.
      Please keep that in mind when making comments regarding “anal plugs, fisting, sodomy and dildos”. I do.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Okay Nye, (SD),

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      • canadacan says:

        Thank you .No need for “ugh” topics.

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      • Les says:

        That was me, too, with the link I posted above referencing CNN. Don’t open it. I should have posted a warning to all, not just Sharon. Sorry about that. The stupidity of it overrode my common sense.

        Sadly, it will be the new normal now. If the SCOTUS decision were really JUST about marriage it wouldn’t be so bad. But now I fear we will all be exposed to every nuance of alternativeness, whether we want to hear it/see it, or not.

        I don’t like hetero over-sexualization any better. People over-share and creep me out.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        I’m sorry if I offended you Nyetneetot, or anyone else. The person who received the email is a dear, dear relative of mine who is struggling for over twenty years with the pain of two daughters who are lesbians. They push gay marriage down everyone’s throat and one has a “designer” child with her wife. There is a lot of pain not only within the gays but also for those who love them. My heart and prayers go out daily for both.

        I loose patience with those people like Bill P. who promote the aberration and endorse what they promote as love while ignoring the painful and seamier side of gay life. This is the type of person who says “I don’t believe in abortion, but you have the right to select carrying a child or choose.” He is the type of person who promotes euphemisms for pain and horror over reality, coloring it pretty, which then promotes more pain and horror for the persons caught up in the situations.

        Once again, I’m sorry for any offense. I didn’t realize the rules of the open thread.

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      • rashamon says:

        After endless media coverage of gay parades and one going down most every street corner, it’s impossible to let youngsters watch TV or take them out for a walk.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          You won’t let them watch the traditional ‘It’s the Pride parade, Charlie Brown’?
          You remember, that classic film where Charlie Brown wears Snoopy’s dog collar.

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          • rashamon says:

            Egad, nyetneetot! You mean the one with the matching leather thong? A neighbor, who is the granddaughter of a well-known gentleman (thankfully, now deceased) has them in the window display of her shop in Boys’ Town.

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! Coffee up in a bit….

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Coffee?

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  12. JohnP says:

    Kobane, Syria
    The death toll in the IS terrorist attack on the city is now 233 dead, with another 267 wounded.

    The IS plan to retake the canton is not going as hoped. The murder of helpless civilians in Kobane was supposed to break the resolve of the Kurds. It’s hasn’t and for the time being CENTCOM seems to be working overtime. There have been 10 strikes against IS forces attempting to cross the Euphrates. YPG forces hold Shuyuk and the eastern shore of the Euphrates south to Sarrin.

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    • JohnP says:

      Kobane lives.

      IS thugs killed her entire family, they tried to kill her, nobody knows her name.
      She is Kobane.

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    • JohnP says:

      Kobane, Syria
      Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”

      IS the embodiment of insanity so why would be expect something different? For the third night in a row, IS thugs have lined up on the western shore of the Euphrates waiting to get into boats, and for the third night in a row the coalition has shredded the beaches.

      Hasakah, Syria
      IS has lost the southern gate to the city. The YPG came up as the Syrian Army began to waver.

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  13. nyetneetot says:

    Uuugh. Ah, food. Ok kids. I made breakfast. I’m going back to bed.

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  14. Justice_099 says:

    “An interview with the Baltimore cop who’s revealing all the horrible things he saw on the job”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/06/25/an-interview-with-the-baltimore-cop-whos-revealing-all-the-horrible-things-he-saw-on-the-job/

    Michael Wood, a former Baltimore police officer is supposedly coming out with a numerous cases of alleged abuses in the Baltimore police department .

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. I don’t know. Is this another one of those “made up” stories to further the cause?

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      • Justice_099 says:

        Not sure. The Baltimore PD confirmed that Woods worked for the BPD and the number of years he claimed to work for them. But they don’t have records that he had reported any of the incidents at the time.

        And of course, his claims are all about others actions, not his own. Except just enough innocuous stuff to sound credible.

        I am skeptical of it and that’s why I posted it so us Treepers can look a little more deeply into this guy.

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  15. “Give me the answer, give me the way out
    Give me the faith to believe in these hard times…”

    Needtobreathe – These Hard Times

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    • doodahdaze says:

      I think the law is simply same sex. One does not have to be gay or prove they are gay. Any same sex couple can now marry.

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    • partyzantski says:

      D3,
      That is sheer brilliance!
      After all, in a world where words are now mere “words” and definition is flexible, this seems the way of the future. Since it appears as well that people now have the go ahead to marry pets and inanimate objects, may one then just marry a “trust” or a corporation? Talk about “keeping it in the family!”

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  16. evolveideas says:

    When you are just about Caitlyn’d out:

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  17. ytz4mee says:

    The insanity carries through to its natural end:
    Never, ever defend yourself. Carry a “personal alarm” instead.

    UK’s “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” campaign ( NOT a joke )

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/with-knife-murders-spiking-after-gun-ban-uk-urges-save-a-life-surrender-your-knife_06262015

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  18. stella says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/has_scotus_created_a_way_to_get_around_the_estate_tax.html

    The law of unintended consequences:

    Sometimes, at a most solemn moment, a most irreverent thought shoots through the mind. When I heard that the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, my thought was “I wonder what the estate tax lawyers will make of it?”

    How about advising a terminally ill widowed grandma to marry her much-beloved granddaughter at the deathbed? Won’t the estate pass to the surviving spouse intact? I’m not a lawyer, but I think it will — without IRS getting the bite out of it as would happen now.

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  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    From a good friends FB wall..

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  20. kinthenorthwest says:

    So many of the13 reasons of this article a friend shared really hit home with me. .
    I do believe that Obama is using this like a child and shoving it down everyone’s throat. “Ha Ha I won over you all”
    I do believe he knows that he is further dividing our country with this and his other actions this last week.
    I can’t help thinking that this is all part of a bigger plan; a plan that involves Muslims. If so then what he is doing is so crazy because the Muslims will just go on a Christian and Gay killing spree if they are let loose in American.
    DAMMIT AMERICA WAKE THE HELL UP!!!
    13 Reactions to The Rainbow White House Makeover After the Gay Marriage Ruling
    http://www.ijreview.com/2015/06/354769-social-media-explodes-obama-gives-white-house-makeover-honor-gay-marriage-ruling/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=morning-newsletter&utm_medium=owned

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  21. kinthenorthwest says:

    Anyone remember Gary Hart??? You know the guy who destroyed his run for office because he was having(???) an affair. H3LL look at the slate we had in 2008, Obama and Clinton both had deplorable pasts yet???? It actually shows us how far downhill our country has gone since 1984.
    He put out a very nice piece(just a snippet of his article please read it all, it is well worth the rea).
    Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption
    Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt.
    http://time.com/3937860/gary-hart-america-corruption/

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  22. goodkathie says:

    I live in Texas and have heard nothing about Jade Helm exercises. It just faded away. Anybody?

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    • Les says:

      Looks like it’s still on for July 15: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/More-Texans-support-than-oppose-Abbott-s-order-6350210.php

      Not sure what I think, to be honest. I don’t know enough to form a sound opinion about it.

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    • yankeeintx says:

      It depends on whether you listen to Alex Jones or someone rational who has not lost their mind 🙂
      As a Marine friend pointed out, to believe that Obama is sending the military to take over Texas, means that you must also believe that our military(with a 14% approval rating for Obama) will follow unlawful orders. I trust our military to do the right thing.

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      • Jeffrey says:

        The thought of losing their “job” and pension and future medical service may influence the decision on whether to obey or not. Many may chose to be on the “legal” operators side of the rifle rather than the receiving end if citizen roundup games commence. God I hope they disobey, but I have my doubts.

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        • upaces88 says:

          Obama’s Private Army

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        • yankeeintx says:

          Maybe for field command officers and above. The grunts are pissed that their benefits are being stripped, co-pays keep getting bigger, and soon they’ll be forced on to Obamacare. They’ve seen what getting medical care is like at the VA, and it’s not getting better. Plus, they will be in Texas 🙂

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    • partyzantski says:

      JADE HELM is a red herring.

      While paying attention to it is appropriate, it is not the monster it is made out to be.
      Consider if you will the numbers involved… ask yourself just how many competent troops would be required to seize and control a moderately sized, moderately criminal city. This just is not what JADE HELM is.

      Special Forces (SF, or SOF) are NOT the forces one uses to seize and control large and complex objectives over time. Consider taking a look at McRaven’s Spec Ops: Case studies in special operations warfare: theory and practice. Your local library may have it, Amazon certainly does. A core tenet is seizing the initiative through temporal supremacy (local supremacy of force for a short period of time, then withdraw). This is a gross simplification and the book has merit.

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      • Les says:

        Why do they call it Jade Helm? Have anything to do with the Chinese invading?

        I think they are training in the wide open states because they are, well, wide open. And close to the border. Because we have been invaded.

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  23. TheLastDemocrat says:

    In some other CTH thread, before Obama’s eulogy for Pinckney, I predicted that Obama would NOT say the word “Jesus.” I have just gotten an opportunity to listen to the eulogy. Right off the bat, a key opportunity was missed: “Giving all praise and honor to God.”

    I was right. The transcript can be reviewed here.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/26/transcript-obama-delivers-eulogy-for-charleston-pastor-the-rev-clementa-pinckney/

    Also, he never says “the Lord.” In the eulogy, he says “God works in mysterious ways.” Sure, maybe that is how some people say this well-recognized statement – but most of us know this as “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”

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    • Les says:

      This is important. Somebody tweet it and post it to every church page you can find.

      Great job, TheLastDemocrat. That would have slipped by the rest of us if you didn’t spot it.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        While tweeting, mention the tax bit.

        Church might not be tax exempt; if

        does not recognize same sex marriage.

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  24. stella says:

    A very long, but worthwhile, discussion of the case before the Supreme Court regarding marriage equality.

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  25. Auntie Lib says:

    Hey Texas Treepers – gotta tell you I had the opportunity to meet and visit with your Rep. Louie Gomert yesterday – what a great guy!!!! He was in Big Sky Country (North Texas?!!!) along with our freshman Congressman, Ryan Zinke for the state GOP convention. I ran into him in the hallway of the hotel and we chatted for about 5 – 6 minutes. I mentioned how much I respect and enjoy my Texas FB friends and fellow Treepers – he knows about the CTH! He spoke for almost an hour – and had all of us in stitches half the time and practically in tears the rest. Despite the negativity that we hear all day, every day, with true patriots like Louie (he said I could call him that) and Ryan back in DC and the rest of us Treepers scattered around the country, America will rise above those who wish to destroy her.

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  26. kinthenorthwest says:

    I bet there are quite a few Americans would believe this if Obama said it ..

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  27. Is anyone following the Detroit EMT that refused to respond to a call? If so, does anyone know her side of the story. I can’t figure out why she refused to respond unless it was a place that she felt unsafe in.

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  28. realitycheck says:

    A dogs rainbow flag picture (funny on many levels) :

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  29. Les says:

    nyetneetot:

    I cook. My whole family cooks. We get in there together and make all different kinds of good foods. We all like to eat.

    But THIS is my favorite. I can eat it on everything! I have tried to make this about ten times without success, usually overpay for it a local mercado. This recipe is it! I would have sworn it had tomatillos or avocados or mayo or sour cream, but I was wrong. Anyway, this is “the green sauce” made famous at taquerias.

    http://yes-moreplease.com/2014/07/jalapeno-creamy-sauce-green-stuff/

    I posted a recipe instead of porn. haha Now I can get back to what I was doing, felt a little badly for messing your morning thread and ruffling someone’s feathers on purpose. I’m a stinker sometimes.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      “I posted a recipe instead of porn. haha Now I can get back to what I was doing,…..”

      Blink…. Blink…

      I going to guess it involves porn…… No, don’t tell me.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        😯

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      • Les says:

        haha

        No, none of that, just work overflow.

        I’m not much of an Internet Creeper. I don’t understand the thrill. It’s not my age, I hear people at work all the time around my age telling tales of what they did online, I just think it’s lowbrow and cheap and I hope everybody who does it catches a virus or two…

        Have you ever had the green sauce? It must be a Texas thing. I would drink the stuff if I didn’t think it would burn later.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      I posted this about an hour ago, but it didn’t show up.
      Les, thank you for this recipe. I have about 6 dozen half shells of jalapenos in the freezer and will steel some of them to make this. It sounds yummy. I sent the link to my daughter and DILs and my daughter flipped out. She has been trying to duplicate this sauce ever since her favorite restaurant went out of business. She’s in the process of making it now or it might already be done. Thanks again.

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  30. TwoLaine says:

    Confirmed: David Sweat shot & captured.

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  31. auscitizenmom says:

    Please click on this link. You all need something uplifting and cheering. Good deeds.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/25-photos-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity/ss-BBhOd24?ocid=iehp#image=19

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  32. kinthenorthwest says:

    Oh Well its Chicago what can one expect.. Guess Sharpton is very proud of his group/people now.
    Some Snippets from the article
    PANDEMONIUM at Chicago Gay Pride Parade!! ‘Black Lives Matter’ disruption, 2 people SHOT, car hits people?!!
    The gay pride parade in Chicago sounds exactly like you would expect – complete pandemonium.
    Apparently some guy drove a car through the parade route and hit some people, but not seriously.
    What the hell?! “Rainbows are just reflected white light”!!! LOL!! Gay pride is raaaaaaaaaacist!!!
    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/pandemonium-at-chicago-gay-pride-parade-black-lives-matter-disruption-2-people-shot-car-hits-people/#ixzz3eOZ6Q1j3

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  33. kinthenorthwest says:

    For anyone wanting a confederate flag for sentimental reasons or ???
    They are still available here.
    http://www.americanflags.com/cofl1.html

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  34. 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. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil. 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.

    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  35. lorac says:

    Oh, wow. This guy is a trip. He’s complaining about gentrification in NY, and that it doesn’t look like it did when he lived there, he’s complaining also that the park is clean and mothers can walk their kids in the evening. There are a lot of gems in it, but I picked one, post confederate flag episode

    ‘I’m for democracy and letting everybody live but you gotta have some respect. You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now s*** gotta change because you’re here? Get the f*** outta here. Can’t do that!’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568548/Spike-Lee-mouths-rant-gentrification-saying-black-culture-erased-new-white-inhabitants-like-motherf-Christopher-Columbus-syndrome.html

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  36. yankeeintx says:

    The Rowlett Police Department has updated to include the notice that the family of the girl involved in the fight video is now cooperating.
    “UPDATE – The family is now cooperating and making arrangements to deliver the suspect, who is out of town, to the Rowlett Police Department.”

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    • canadacan says:

      I’ll believe it when it happens fairy tales can come true it can happen to you.
      They’ll be lots of drama and crying and hugs and other nonsense.
      There was no sweet sympathy for the little girl that got beaten or her nephew that was dropped on his head.

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