Sunday February 12th – Open Thread

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur 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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161 Responses to Sunday February 12th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

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  2. StuckInBlue says:

    I may be wrong, but I think ordinary folks consider people who seek power similarly to the way they view people who seek alcohol or drugs.

    Power is obviously a judgment-altering substance; we routinely see evidence of that in heated pronouncements and violent, angry actions by those whose supply has been diminished, whether in politics, relationships, etc.

    It’s time to consider ways we can gently encourage people to be more aware of the signs of an unhealthy craving for power, and to pop the bubble while it’s small and harmless.

    1) Add the word ‘powerholic’ (i.e., a person who craves power) to your daily dictionary and use it as a tool to measure the content of articles, social media posts, conversation, etc.

    2) Insert the phrase “I may be wrong, but” frequently before speaking or writing. Be an example of a power-deflator.

    3) Save your votes for folks who want to serve the people they represent, not the powerholics.

    4) Addiction to certain substances is considered a disease; an addiction to power should be as well.

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    • wondering999 says:

      These are good thoughts; but I’d add that it is necessary for people to gain and exercise a reasonable amount of power (for example as parents, or healthcare providers, or executives of various kinds). Attaining a reasonable level of power is part of being a successful, functioning adult.

      Exercising power responsibly is the tricky part; being a responsible, powerful person requires honesty about self and others; understanding of your own motivations and those of others, etc.

      Being “childlike” is one thing; being “childish” and pursuit non-power, so that other people can always take the blame for your actions/inactions, that’s another kettle of fish.

      Let’s encourage our children and ourselves to grow powerful, and also to be responsible in exercise of power. It’s a gift and responsibility. Shirking responsibility by shirking power is not admirable either

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    • Lucille says:

      “If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    • quintrillion says:

      Very good reminders on the perils and virtues of correct use of power.

      Some people are gentle with power and so earn respect and empower others that is how their power is maintained and is beneficent when not taken advantage of by manipulative individuals or groups.

      Some people are power junkies and control freaks and just do not have power but don’t have patience or kindness but demand respect. These become tyrants and destructive of themselves and others. Very malevolent and dangerous people.

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    • An American says:

      Blue, #4 “Addiction to certain substances is considered a disease”. A disease is something you catch/transferable from one person/entity to another by various means, i. e. sitting on a wet toilet seat, coming in contact with someone with the measles, etc.. Drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc. are all done by an individual’s choice, in other words you can’t touch someone and become an alcoholic. Insurance companies and the medical profession have declared these various abuses a “disease” so they can make money off of it. It comes down to personal responsibility and morals IMO.


      • The Tundra PA says:

        “Disease” is not limited to infectious conditions. Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes are all diseases. Addiction was not declared a disease by the medical community so that we could make money off of it.


  3. Gil says:

    Someone posted the videos etc for the Oroville Dam on another thread but this is a very serious failure of the one thing we keep govts in power to do. Lots of us here in California can say “Hows that delta smelt working out governor moonbeam?”

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    • PNWLifer says:

      The Bureau of Reclamation falls under the Dept of the Interior and is charge of all the water west of the Mississippi. It is just one more disastrous and corrupt bureaucracy. It is responsible for this mess. I have details 45 would love to know about especially since so much of it is about building and maintenance. Happy to shed sunlight anytime Mr. President.

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      • darrell richardson says:

        Here is the real problem…..blaming a bureaucracy rather then those that were and are in charge of said bureaucracy does nothing to fix the problem. The elected officials in California including Gov. Brown KNEW about this before it happened and said nothing as well as did nothing including warning people downstream. Think about that for a while and act accordingly.


    • darrell richardson says:

      Normal people in California need to do whatever they can to vote these people out of office before they destroy the rest of your state. People can’t whine and bitch if they do nothing to fix the problem.

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  4. Need a memory lane good laugh ?
    When you look up “Balls” this might be posted…..
    I love the sweating around him… 🙂

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    • Anton says:

      Most of it was hilarious, but when he got grimly serious and really nasty, I was not laughing. Wrong place and wrong time to say those things, even if he did wait till nearly the end of his speech.


      • Fe says:

        I disagree he absolutely said what he said at the right time right place, right in the faces of the elites. He made those money and power hungry fools squirm. Much like he did in his inaugural address. Those people have trampled all over this forgotten American far too long. I say give them h3ll every chance he gets. Too darn bad for them. The years of being gaslighted and betrayed by our politicians while they carry out the wishes of these very people sitting in their fancy clothes are over.

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      • Deb says:

        I’m a Catholic and I loved it. The hypocrisy of the Cardinal laughing and eating and drinking with baby killers as though they are old friends sickens me. Admonishing the sinner is an act of mercy and kindness, one the church should provide. Sad that Trump had to do what many in the clergy will not.

        Don’t forget, the Clintons tried to destroy Trump in every way possible during the election. It went beyond the usual political mud slinging. That fake rape lawsuit and the women falsely accusing him of assault, that was all Clinton. When Trump was speaking, it was with first hand knowledge of just how evil the Clinton’s are. It’s hard to “make nice” with people who want you dead.

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        • Anton says:

          This was a charity fund-raiser, not a political event. Had Trump remained funny, he would have won over a lot of critics, but when he suddenly turned serious and nasty, the boos and catcalls started, and he probably lost a lot of potential supporters. Trashing Hillary on the campaign trail was fine; trashing her at a charity event for children was tacky.

          As for the Cardinal, why are you sickened by his hypocrisy? It’s been there a long time. The fact that cardinals are scrambling to be on television and rub shoulders with rich criminals tells me all I need to know about them. I remember how the Church grovelled for Jackie Kennedy, and made allowances for her second marriage, thanks, no doubt, to large contributions. The history of the Church is appalling, and not at all as taught in Catholic schools (I attended two of them). Becoming a priest in the Catholic and Anglican churches was once considered a very fortunate occupational move, opening the doors to social advancement. The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over Princess Diana’s funeral was a prime example of arrogance, conceit, vanity, and pretension all rolled into one. He was nauseating.


          • Rudy Bowen says:

            Not a political event? I disagree. It’s very political. I also disagree that DJT was in the least out of line.
            He speaks for me, and millions of others. Those he ‘lost’ he never had, to start with…so no loss. At all.

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            • JustScott says:

              He shod us that he is a fighter. We needed a fighter. I have nothing but respect for what he did that night. IIRC, killary came off as super-byoch minutes later. And he probably knew in advance that was her play.

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          • Charlie says:

            “boos and catcalls” ??? And these noises came from who? The very people who mock The Tea Party, hate America, want open borders, Globalists and now have tax payers money in their coffers. And you’re worried about “speaking truth to power”? FINALLY they heard from the American people.

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          • Wavetheshales says:

            “nothing to see here, move along” said Nero while Rome burned. Or perhaps say Francis and Dolan while Rome burns today.

            It is a sin and a crime to stand idly by while the hoi polloi continue in their Satanic, gluttonous paedophilic lust. It is unthinkable for the Cardinal to sit next to a baby-killing, Moloch-worshipping, Satanic Black Magick Illuminised Witch (for that INDEED is what she is).

            “But Jesus sat with sinners, etc., etc., etc.” you will likely say.

            JESUS told the sinners to repent, or they will go to Hell. Do you think Cardinal Dolan told HildeBEAST that?

            Nah, didn’t think so.

            And Jesus also turned over the tables of the moneychangers. There’s a lot more to that than just a local branch of the Bureau du Change in the temple, much more. Those who choose to associate with the Devil’s people, or invite Imams to speak in Christian Churches (or heavy metal bands, etc. who worship Satan by proxy) would do well to understand what Jesus said about His Fathers’ House:
            Matthew 21:12-13:

            12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

            13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

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            • Sentient says:

              Mt 23:6. “They love places of honor at banquets…”

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            • Anton says:

              I thought bearing false witness was a sin. You call Hillary a Moloch-worshiping, satanic, black magic “Illuminised Witch” with absolutely NO evidence (amateur Pizzagate videos rife with speculation and guesswork don’t count), and you think you are doing God’s work? Four hundreds years ago, you would be leading the mobs hunting down imaginary witches and stoning, hanging, or burning them for crimes they never committed.

              Sorry, but you are every bit as evil-minded and malicious as the worst leftist hurling accusations and slurs at Trump and his supporters. Shame on you.


      • Lack is not all says:

        Disagree completely. One of his best speeches. I listen to it often. The way he started funny and made everybody relax and think they got a pass and then suddenly he started talking truth to these bandits. It was wonderful. The transformation was Shakespearean. Trump is a genius.

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      for me a defining moment when then candidate Trump went all in

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    • nimrodman says:

      I enjoyed Trump’s performance. And spent nearly every viewing moment praying that the camera operator would keep Maria Bartiromo in frame.

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    • quintrillion says:

      Perfect, The Donald. Love it. He tells the truth so beautifully simple……burned them good. They booed when he especially hit their biggest hypocrisies right on target. Bravo.

      I never watched this before so, ty for posting. Love our President, Steven Miller, and honey badger Bannon. Go team!

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  5. Southern Son says:

    MAGA2017!! and beyond.
    since 2016.
    I aint Neerly Tard of it!

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  6. Harry Lime says:

    CNN embarrasses themselves just about every minute of every day…and they just keep on keepin’ on! How can anyone work there and still feel good about themselves when they go home at night? It’s a mystery.

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      Actually, Sanders doesn’t understand what democracy is, much less what it is about. In fact, he understands not much of anything.

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      • quintrillion says:

        The Clinton’s stooge (the ugly Bern) was put out to gauge how far left the education system has polluted the minds of the youth and to drag their base further left by promising free everything. How far could she go, how stupid is the public, has the disinformation and propaganda of the colluding media worked it’s intended purpose? Sander’s was paid well to run against crooked Hillary, no doubt in my mind at all.

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      • jackphatz says:

        Sanders does appear to have a very narrow world view.

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  7. Lucille says:

    Van Halen did NOT invent tapping!!… This Italian guy did in 1965!!!

    A commenter named “Adrian” gives this translation of the Italian language spoken during the vid:
    Quote: The first 45 seconds he is asking him what he does for wok where he lives and stuff like that. Then he ask him to show how he plays guitar since “he heard” that he plays it in a versy strange way. The guitar player says that he is self teached and he always played that way. Then the demo starts. At 1:25 he says he is going to play a mambo. At the end he asks him if he knows anybody else that plays that way and he says he doesnt know anybody else that plays that way and that it is his personal tecnique. Then interviewr says that this tecnique gives a feel like a double bass and the guitar player says that its true and on the guitar it sounds more percussive. So he proceed to play a jazzy song. The video ends with the interviwer saying “Maybe one day you will teach this to all the world” and the guitar players reply “Do you think? I dont know I think its too much for me”. End of the story

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  8. nwtex says:

    Tooo cute!

    GA girl takes priceless notes on dad watching Falcons in Super Bowl
    Posted:Feb 10 2017

    An 8-year-old from Acworth spent her Super Bowl Sunday taking careful notes about her father as he watched his favorite team – the Atlanta Falcons – during the game.

    The couple’s 8-year-old daughter, Skylee, is also a huge sports fan and was just as excited for the big game.
    “She was very focused on watching the game through the first half,” Amanda said.
    However, as the Super Bowl continued and the second half rolled around, Skylee’s focus quickly switched gears and she became more amused by what was going on inside her own home: her dad’s reactions to the game.

    “He is a very vocal sports-watcher,” Amanda said.

    Skylee decided to take notes as her dad watched the nail-biting event on FOX 5. She recorded the following:

    8:10 half-time Falcons 21, Patriots 3
    8:15 Lady Gaga comes in
    Football starts again at 8:40
    Dad screams 8:49
    Dad screams 8:51
    Dad screams again 8:51
    Dad screams 8:53
    Dad laughs 8:52
    Dad screams and startles me 8:54
    Dad jumps 8:55
    Weird commercial 8:56
    Dad fights with dog 9:22
    Dad does his evil laugh 9:23
    Dad screams 9:29
    Dad is the happiest person 9:49
    Overtime 10:20
    Dad cries 10:30

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  9. nwtex says:

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  10. smiley says:

    Winter Moon

    alkyd/oil on linen

    (no date)

    Edward Fenwick Zuber ~ Canadian (b. 1932)

    decorated Canadian war veteran and Canada’s last official War Artist.

    more work, including his famous Airborne prints here….

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    • amwick says:

      I love moon shadows… on snow, that is just wonderful.

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    • Lucille says:

      Not being the least bit familiar with the actual process of preparation and painting on linen or canvas, I was curious as to what “alkyd” means and found this excellent explanation:

      The Makeup of Alkyd Paint
      Though alkyd paints are known as oil based paints, they actually do not contain any oil in the basic composition. Alkyd paints differ from latex based paints in several aspects, including the thinner and binder used in the paint. The thinner improves the texture and flow of the paint so that it is easy to apply. In latex paints, the thinner is water, which evaporates once the paint has been applied onto a surface. In alkyd paints, the thinner is usually a chemical solvent such as spirits and alcohol.

      The binder is a crucial component of any paint. It influences the gripping properties of the paint and affects properties such as the gloss and shine, toughness and resilience of the finished paint layer. In alkyd paints, synthetic resins are used as the binders. In comparison, water based paints use latex as the binder.


  11. Dora says:

    Jan van Huysum – Fruit and Flowers (1720)

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  12. smiley says:

    more new tactics by the desperate Left, trying hard for a grass-roots “groundswell” approach…
    their version of the Tea Party Movement…maybe ?….which they so vehemently ridiculed, IIRC.

    now it’s pissed-off, hostile crowds swarming town hall meetings, with booing & hissing, organized by various social media campaigns on behalf of stuff like Planned Parenthood etc etc, trying their collective best to drown-out the GOP speaker(s) and to overwhelm the Trump supporters in the audiences.

    ..such as this swarming, hostile crowd at a recent town hall event in Tennessee, held by, among others, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah)

    Swarming Crowds And Hostile Questions Are the New Normal At GOP Town Halls

    Feb 10, 2017

    ..and relentlessly chanting the exhausted cliche this is what democracy looks like .

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  13. Dora says:

    God Bless and Protect Our First Family.

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  14. Dora says:

    How can any young person going through this training (aka brainwashing) turn out to be a normal, clear thinking, successful adult? That’s what I want to know!


    Princeton’s Surreal ‘Diversity Training’ for Students

    We live in the age of inclusion where we are to be welcomed and treated equally, but, paradoxically, we are all to be labeled clearly so that everyone knows what status we may embody. Take college campuses, the incubator of liberalism gone amok. So-called “diversity training” has attempted to make students painfully aware of all of their differences (well, all differences but ones of opinion, since diversity of thought has become intolerable in academia).

    “know your kind and stick to it. Don’t risk offending people from other backgrounds by trying to understand their worldviews.”


    • smiley says:

      typical gobbledegook…but sounds like Princeton is trying to avoid offending people…an impossible goal/task…so, along those lines, it’s now tripping over itself, in the process, by making its students hyper-vigilant about their “status” so whomever they meet on their respective journeys on campus will somehow know what NOT to say/do that might otherwise be offensive ??

      but it’s such a magical world nowadays where just about everybody is just looking & waiting to be offended that even this rather bone-headed policy is…OFFENSIVE !

      this shows the glaring flaws in the myth of so-called “inclusiveness”.

      and how, sooner or later, stuff based on lies self-implode.

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    • Root says:

      We had an idiotic student at Oxbridge here in the UK who objected to a statute of Cecil Rhodes on the campus. The guy was himself a Rhodes Scholar. Madness.

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
    Genesis 1:3 (KJV)

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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  17. nimrodman says:

    Sorry to interrupt prayers.

    Hamburg Airport Evacuated After ‘Unknown Toxin’ Spread Through Air Conditioning, Dozens Injured

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    • amwick says:

      On a serious note, inexpensive food (read junk) is cheaper, readily available, doesn’t require time to prepare, the list goes on…. also, what you are taught (or not taught) as a child comes into play…. there must be a jillion reasons, SMH.


      • whatfreshnell says:

        A cold pop-tart, milk (w/high fructose corn syrup in the chocolate or strawberry flavors) and juice is considered a good, nutritious school breakfast for high-schoolers. When the government controls what you eat…


      • mztore says:

        Not necessarily true. Personal experience; I’m on a very limited budget, but since I started eating good food, I’ve lost weight, lost most of the aches and pains that kept me from doing what I want to do, and for the first time in12 years, am sleeping all night. There
        isn’t a “can” or a “box” of food in the house (except coffee}. It was a matter of being too lazy to bother to cook good food, let alone purchase it. It works for me.


        • amwick says:

          Good for you… but I was thinking about fresh vegetables vs junk food. Some neighborhoods don’t really have that available… and what little is there is overpriced…


          • Lucille says:

            “Some neighborhoods don’t really have that available… and what little is there is overpriced…”

            This is a very good point, amwick. Why is it that large chain groceries do not have stores in poor neighborhoods? Why is it that most grocers are small independent businesses where goods are higher priced? Any number of reasons can be put forth probably requiring a 20 page dissertation.

            Profit margin for the large chains is no more than 2% per annum. Insurance is high for stores in poor neighborhoods because the risks are higher due to neighborhood volatility (see Ferguson, Watts, Rodney King riots) and pilferage. It’s not worth the trouble to many of the chains.

            Smaller stores are willing to take the risk because their owners may live in the neighborhood and see an opportunity for entrepreneurship. They may hope to make friends with the locals and build up a loyal clientele based upon a commonality of ethnicity. Or they may be “outsiders” such as the Koreans who have businesses in south L.A. and life has already been risky for them, but they have overcome and believe they can handle more.

            With the breakdown of the family and morals in many communities across America, the encouragement of victimhood by those wishing power, the failure of the political entities which literally rule over the neighborhoods to do anything positive to change attitudes on either side, the lack of personal responsibility, the turn to emotionalism over reason–all these contribute to the problem of lack of proper services.

            Along comes a person like President Trump who wants everyone to succeed, wants a change in the poor communities via jobs and education, and what is his reward? Lies, misinformation, disinformation, mischaracterization, and hatred put out by those who want to retain their power over the disadvantaged and the inner city communities.

            It’s going to be very interesting to see how our President keeps on plowing through the muck to get his proposals on track and growing the wealth of these communities. And equally interesting how the people will react to being challenged to be all they can be.


    • Lucille says:

      The same observation was made by a friend of mine from El Salvador: “The poor in my country are all skinny.”


  18. nimrodman says:

    Invite the third world in and you become the third world. Civilization no longer.

    North African Migrants Allegedly Rape Milan Schoolgirl in Broad Daylight on Commuter Train

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  19. nimrodman says:

    Hungary welcomes a refugee migration of a different sort: Europeans

    “We shall let in true refugees”, Mr Orban told a cheering audience: “Germans, Dutch, French and Italians, terrified politicians and journalists who here in Hungary want to find the Europe they have lost in their homelands.”

    Orban: Hungary Will Welcome ‘European Refugees’ Fleeing Multicultural West

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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  21. nimrodman says:

    Berkeley tactics in Germany, their rabid Left gives ours a run for their money

    Extremists Threaten To ‘Burn Down’ Hotel Hosting Alternative for Germany Meeting

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  22. 3x1 says:

    Snowflake United pilot has meltdown over her divorce, Trump & Clinton.

    Passengers get off plane:

    Her pilots license needs revoked. Permanently.

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    • georgiafl says:

      What has Trump and Clinton got to do with the woman pilot’s divorce? Is she another woman divorcing a husband who voted for Trump?


  23. Southpaw says:

    Stories for Noah

    Tuesday, Valentines Day, will be 30 year anniversary for your grandmother and me. We knew each other when we were kids, all having moved to Tulsa when the company relocated headquarters. Her dad was my dad’s boss. It had been many years since we had seen each other. I had lived from New Jersey to California, she spent some time in Peru. Our parents always stayed in touch. Your great grand mothers and great grandfathers were having dinner at your grandmas house. My mom found out your grandmother wasn’t married. That made her happy because she was trying to get me married off. She gave your grandmother my phone number, which embarrassed your grandmother because she didn’t cold call boys looking for dates. My mom told me the dinner story and I was dumbfounded, but that’s how she was.

    I called and apologized and asked her out. My mom’s plan had worked, probably exactly as she planned. A Trump like chess move. We went to dinner and a movie. I picked something safe, Red Lobster and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. I thought it was about Spider-Man’s girlfriend. Oops. It was well done but it involved male prisoner love making in a Brazilian prison. I was sure I had done one of my typical moves that lead to odd situations for story telling but she was okay with it after she saw how red my face was and my stuttering explanation. It all worked out.

    These stories are not legal testimony just my best recollections. I give this disclaimer because if you ask your grandmother about some of these stories she will say I am full of it and tell you her version of what transpired. I am pretty sure I would fold under cross examination.

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  24. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
    Going For The Gold, Silver and Precious Stones for Almighty God’s Glory!


  25. Mike says:

    Found on youtube: Darren Holmquist’s amateur martial arts short films are excellent: He acts in some of them too.


  26. duchess01 says:

    Justice With Judge Jeanine — February 11


  27. Mike says:

    Amazing. Some of the independent fan films and “amateur” videos that people make are better than anyone that comes out of Hollywood. I predict an alternative film industry will rise or is, in response to the soul destroying garbage that comes out of Hollywood, Just like what has happened with the “new media” rising in response to the fake news media.


    • Mike says:

      ^ “anything” not “anyone.” ^


      • smiley says:

        looks pretty good and creepy.

        like Mark Bartram as Batman…sounds a lot like Eastwood’s mean voice 🙂

        give it a thumbs up.


        • Mike says:

          It reminds me of how Batman was originally. More of a pure physical fighter, more simple and streamlined, fewer techy toys. Dark, rainy, dismal night scenes. He said things like “criminal scum.” The bat symbol was designed to strike fear into the heart of criminals and I think the costume and use of shadows makes Batman look dangerous and frightening.

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          • smiley says:


            one of THE scariest movies ever (imo) was The Texas Chainsaw original with a totally nonstellar, B-movie cast & very jerky camera which I watched one night just b/c nothing else was on, back in the 90s, stuck in a hotel in another country, bored.

            the totally non-Hollywoodized aspect and clumsy camera work added to the reality of it, elevating it from just another predictable slasher horror flick (which I hate..not a fan of horror, at all) to a truly scary event almost like a documentary, filmed on location.

            no gloss, just edge of your seat scarey stuff.

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            • Southpaw says:

              Strangely, this is another movie I took a date to go see back in high school. Thought it would get me snuggle time at the movies. Wrong she was scared out of her mind, had a death grip around my Adam’s apple in some of wrestling move. Nothing I could do because I kept my eyes closed the whole time.


  28. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, he’s something different. Yesterday, while catching up on some videos in some of the threads, I started watching “Gen. Kelly on the Border.” I put that over it’s own window and just let it run while going through other threads.

    On the segment “Trump & Abe take off for Mar-A-lago” which can be found here: , I guess we had a bored operator, or something. At approx. 1:00 into the vid, the image of Sean Spicer over lower left corner, starts getting larger, then dancing around the screen. (No biggie) But the next, kept me watching….at 1:34 there is a brief picture of younger D.T. in bathrobe with giant red lips speaking, with a yellow steam of liquid flowing from top to bottom.

    Then about 5:06 the Same D.T. younger bathrobe image again. Then about 5:42 Spicer starts dancing again all over the bottom of video.

    Whatever. But this was weird. This 9min. segment is actually footage of AirForce One taking off; some maybe the guy at the controls was bored?!!!!


  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    A grand jury has indicted more than 100 Inauguration Day protesters on rioting charges in Washington, D.C. In total, 209 people have now been indicted.

    The indictment, handed up D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, charged 146 additional protesters with felony rioting ­ meaning they face a fine of up to $25,000 and a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    So, the Demonrats in the House had a “retreat” this Thurs, & Friday, and Nancy Pelosi Calls On FBI To Investigate Trump.

    “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on the FBI to investigate President Donald Trump to help determine if Russia’s influence on him is “personal, political or financial.”


  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    Protesters Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter Outside Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Home Friday night.

    FTA: _”The protest, which appears to have been organized by the progressive Parents for Social Justice, involved individuals reading the letter in unison using flashlights and cell phones.

    A similar protest was planned for McConnell’s home in Washington, D.C.
    It is unclear if McConnell was at home during the protest.


  32. BigMamaTEA says:

    There was a clear trickled down agenda enacted after the secret post-election weekend getaway of progressive elites with the Democratic Alliance, co-founded by Soros in 2005, with Media Matters acting as the propaganda arm by issuing a press release about “fake news”– and, like clockwork, numerous publications, such as the Washington Post, began running articles about “fake news.”

    This is a Media Matters leaked report:

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  33. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Seven Grammys… RIP Big Al…

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  34. 3x1 says:

    Update on Oroville Dam situation posted yesterday

    Sheriff’s Department has issued an emergency evacuation order for Oroville

    The emergency spillway has eroded and may fail.



  35. griffin says:

    KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona found dead on Missouri riverbank….
    Clinton body count?


  36. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    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.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  37. SeekerOfTruth says:

    Some of us followed this closely yesterday and I made my predictions and most are coming true.

    Emergency: California’s Oroville Dam Spillway Near Failure, Evacuations Ordered

    The pictures they all have on these articles are very old and it is much much worse now. Some other links to explore if interested.

    The existing spillway for normal use had holes ripped in it so they decreased flow. Than water got so high, water flowed over the emergency (auxiliary spillway) directly to its side. This has never happened before and has never been tested. They said it would not flow over this 2 days ago. While myself and others predicted accurately it would flow over at about 8:30 am Saturday. And it did.

    The emergency spillway has had 1-2 feet high and hundreds of feet wide of water flowing over it for 1.5 days now and that is destroying its foundation which is not very good in the ground around it. If this structure fails, it will cause a large hole maybe up 30 feet high and up to 400 feet wide and water will flow quickly from the lake and erode more things until water level decreases.

    Sorry I had a link to photo of this aux spillway with serious water flowing over it and erosion down the earthen bank, but that picture has been pulled and no longer available.

    bottom line:
    If the auxiliary spillway fails just a little it will not be too bad. But like a dike if the failure opens wider and gets serious in height and width, there will be some serious flooding below and much loss of structure near the key part of the dam.

    Initial fix est for the broken spillway was at least $100 million. If this aux spillway fails much at all costs to repair will quickly go to 500 million.


    • Gil says:

      We are watching this. I cannot believe the incompetency coming from the state. These families have had a couple hours to get out. And go where? No flood insurance im sure and theyll lose everything. Treepers have been correct and the state has failed. Now where is this money going to come from?
      One thing I will say, Trump will have the most incredible leverage against the state. I dont want the citizens to be pons in the process though.

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  38. Sandra says:

    I was looking for some info about a major traffic incident I just went past a little while ago on a Chicago expressway, so I went to Broadcastify to check scanner updates. Didn’t find my accident but I saw this:


    I wonder what this was!


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