Thursday March 23rd – 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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298 Responses to Thursday March 23rd – Open Thread

  1. BigMamaTEA says:

    Man, it’s apparent that the Congressional Black grievance caucus is determined to get the Trump tax returns. Which btw, is not required Constitutionally, nor by Statute. That is a Swamp Media construct.

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    • M. Mueller says:

      The argument I heard them put forth was that if FDR had big holdings in Berlin we wouldn’t have gone into WWII, so we need to know all about where the President’s money comes from – yada, yada, yada.

      However, since it is Congress that declares war and spends our tax dollars putting the whole country into debt, shouldn’t it really be their taxes that should be open to all? Every single senator and Rep. should have to release their taxes so we know just where their money comes from, after all, they make the laws!

      Also, Obama and others can seal their documents before being elected, but President Trump’s taxes are sooooo important? Give me a break.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, M Mueller, I like the idea of getting the tax returns of all congress-criminals!!!
        Right now, they only have complete a form with general windows (I mean like, is that worth $1 – $500,00.00. That’s a big guesstimate.

        There have also been problems with people within the Government who are employed, who OWE taxes!

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

    Excuse me….Trump’s tax returns DO NOT determine his ability to govern. Grrrrr! (sorry, venting)

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

    Cussing at the screen….{singing, to the tune of Bringing in the Sheaves}

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  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, I guess Rep. Nunes is from the Stupid Party after all….

    “Intelligence chairman apologizes to committee Dems for press briefing”
    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/325416-intel-chair-apologizes-to-committee-dems-for-press-briefing

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

      Who got to him? 😦

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Don’t know yet.

        I emailed his Communications Dir. this morning before I saw that, and told him Nunes could be a hero, but, have no idea whether or not it’s even been written yet.

        Just when I think a “little spine” might show……….

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        • Lburg says:

          A little spine is like the starlet’s underboob.
          Ooopsie. (adjusts straps – sheepish smile)

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Just got a little more info from CNN newsfllash.

          “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to committee members Thursday, a Democrat on the panel told reporters. The apology came a day after Nunes told the public and President Donald Trump that Trump’s communications and those of his associates may have been picked up after the election by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets.

          Nunes revealed the information to Trump and the public before telling Democratic members of the committee.

          Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat on the committee, said that Nunes apologized at their meeting Thursday morning. Nunes also promised to provide the same information he’s viewed to the committee members but did not offer a specific timeline.

          His apology comes after a day of fierce criticism from Democrats. The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee believes Nunes should be the subject of an investigation.

          “Basically what he has done is he has scuttled and put a cloud over his own investigation and he has become the subject — he should be — of an investigation,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday on “New Day.” “It’s a real problem.”

          “What he did was basically to go to the President, who is being investigated by the FBI and others and by the intelligence committee, to give them information.”

          So maybe the apology from Nunes was just because he didn’t tell the Demonrats BEFORE his presser?

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

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  6. Ziiggii says:

    New WL Vault 7 dump titled “Dark Matter”

    They’ve been trying to do a presser since 10am EST that ended up starting an hour and a half late… and is impossible to watch – even though there is only 2.5k ppl watching! (IC black hats playing games)

    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain ‘persistence’ on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

    https://wikileaks.org/vault7/darkmatter/?cia

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      stay with it Ziiggii. I’m watching the Oversight Hearing. It’s very obvious that the Demonrats want to DESTROY Trump. They are even talking about legislation that appears to be directly targeting Trump. I think that is unConstitutional.

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  7. 3x1 says:

    Boy does this say it all:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3157037/london-attack-terrorist-attacker-mi5-killed-westminster-michael-fallon/

    the UK terrorist was KNOWN to British “Intelligence”, who did NOTHING.

    the UK terrorist was shot by the PERSONAL SECURITY of a parliament member.

    Same deal here: FBI and other “Intelligence” agencies know darn well who tbe terrorists are, and do NOTHING.

    The elite don’t have to worry because they have armed personal security.

    The rest of us are cannon fodder.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      It’s be design.

      15 years ago, I would’ve told myself that I was crazy, then I graduated to a tin-foil hat; then I started researching and studying everything I could get my hands on.

      I’m not crazy. I can prove it. And I always tell the uninformed…..come spend a weekend with me, and I can give you a stroke. (Keeps the house guests away, every time! sarc}

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Like I say: why do we need this NSA super-snooping security apparatus?
      The Florida airport shooter walked in to FBI office and pretty much said he wold be the next one to go on a shooting spree. They puzzled over this, and gave his gun back to him a few days later.

      What more do you want?

      FL nightclub shooter. Known. Ft. Hood shooter: known.

      Yes, at this point it is pretty clear that their goal is not stopping terrorists attacks. So, what is their goal?

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    Thank you Tom Fitton, just what I questioned. I believe the Law does not allow direct target of an individual, even a POTUS. Now, they might be able to write a law for a a President , in the future. I’m not a lawyer, but, I play one on teevee. LOL! (BUT, I’ve done a lot of homework over the years)

    Oversight Committee adjourned, 11:48amCST.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, well, whatdoya know! I just logged into the Senate Judiciary website, and I’m getting a live feed. Guess that phone call made a difference! (shhhh! don’t tell anyone that I didn’t even plan to watch that hearing, cause the witness list told me what today was)

    Gorsuch got excused from the committee yesterday, which means the only one I was interested in hearing is gone. The rest are just preening for the cameras today.

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

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  11. BigMamaTEA says:

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

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  13. Ziiggii says:

    something to chew on….

    Flashback – Maxine Waters Brags About Obama’s Extensive Database On Everyone (VIDEO)
    Maxine Waters: “Well you know I don’t know and I think some people are missing something here. The President has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very very powerful and whoever…and that database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/flashback-maxine-waters-brags-obamas-extensive-database-everyone-video/

    This is from 2013; after the 2012 election.

    I know I know – she’s talking about the Acorn database he built up during both elections, but WHAT IF…. he did the same thing using the IC’s infrastructure with info of those on both sides of the aisle for more nefarious purposes?

    Maybe Water’s did or didn’t know, but is it fair to say that at least some inside the beltway knew/know? And could the “Project Dragnet” / The Hammer actually be this hypothetical database?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I don’t know much about the others…..but Chelsea Clinton nor her mother have done anything to empower ME. Glad I never read Variety.

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      • paper doll says:

        It says something about this group that CC doesn’t stick out as a wtf choice…But she certainly does when one thinks of far more deserving women outside this group of lower rung celebrities. This was set up when they tried to launch her political career( in order to have Clinton pay to play keep going somehow) …and it fizzled of course…one of the reasons was CC’s gig for 30 years was , “the nice one above politics” …then they sink her into her Mom’s awful politics, so C can’t even use her own the tiny brand anymore. If they wanted to actually launch her, they should have pretended she was more center than Mom…but the jack booting in Demland won’t allow that…sorry for the rant! lol

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Talk about living in the world of Rainbows and Lollipops…..

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  15. MfM says:

    I keep seeing people on my FaceBook feed going crazy about the Trump tax returns. I say he was elected without them even though everyone who was against him were pushing them.

    Then I mention the one return that has been leaked shows he pays massive amounts of taxes… why do you still have a problem?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I know. There is no Constitutional Requirement, nor Statute that requires any POTUS to release their tax returns. Did you know that there is also no requirement for the POTUS to undergo a Background/Security check either? Not even a Security Clearance? But, apparently a POTUS does have the ability (well, maybe, Obie waived, but then he didn’t let the Law get into his way) to waive such look-see into his closest advisors.

      Our Founders never included that kind of stuff, because they always felt that a free Press would help thoroughly vet any candidate, by the time he was elected. That is why they included “Freedom of the Press” in the 1st Amendment.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      MfM, that’s a good retort. It will never be enough for some though. It’s not a about his tax returns, it’s that the Hilldabeast did not win. In that Oversight Hearing this a.m. the witness, that Cummings (D.MD) invited got all fired up at the end, and was “demanding” that Trump should have to sell all of his assets, blah, blah. to even run for POTUS, blah, blah, and that the Committee should subpoena his tax returns , blah, blah.

      I think that’s when I took a xanax. Then, shortly after, they adjourned. Which was good thing.

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  16. M. Mueller says:

    HUH? US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15026666/senate-broadband-privacy-rules-congressional-review-act-fcc-vote?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
    12:08 PM – 23 Mar 2017

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Okay,M.Mueller, you need to keep an eye on that. It still must go over to the House, where it starts all over again. Then, they may have to both chambers go to Conference.

      So, there is still a long process to go. The only redeeming factor….(cause it’s all really in the details) the new FCC chairman, is the Fcc board member who busted the Demonrat Chair. He is on our side.

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      • M. Mueller says:

        Thanks, MamaTea. I’ll wait and see; just seems to be an odd thing for them to be messing with considering all the important things going on.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Oh, no,,,ANYTHING to not deal with the important stuff. That requires balls.
          That new Freshman female that pointed out some of the real issue when questioning Comey has a larger pair than most of the men up there!

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  17. freddiel says:

    Quiet please.

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  18. Ziiggii says:

    Suspects in Rockville rape case were detained at U.S.-Mexico border in 2016

    The two teenagers accused of raping a ninth-grader at Rockville High School last week were among tens of thousands of young people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in 2016.

    Jose Montano was searching for his uncle; Henry Sanchez Milian, for his dad.

    Traveling separately, each was apprehended by federal border agents and targeted for deportation proceedings.

    But after time in federal custody, each was allowed to join relatives in Maryland, two more individuals in a backlogged, secretive immigration system who would put down roots in this country long before their first day in court.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-rockville-high-school-rape-20170323-story.html

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Ziiggii, this was mentioned either today or yesterday in the Spicer briefing. (Yea! which means Trump did get it) and it’s getting National attention now.

      I posted a tweet up thread, where a Baltimore City council buffoon was interviewed by Tucker.

      This one, in particular, has me really upset, to the point of nausea. A freshman in his school, at least around here, is still just a baby, and probably a virgin too.

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  19. M. Mueller says:

    Tuskyou just posted this on Presidential page: Just got this email from the President-

    Call your representative immediately to say you support our plan to fix ObamaCare’s disasters.

    You were given many lies with #Obamacare! Go with our plan! Call your Rep & let them know you’re behind #AHCA

    Find your representative here. >>

    Thank you,

    Team Trump

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  20. Ziiggii says:

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Don’t trust this Painter azzwipe. He was the one testifying for Cummings today in the Oversight Hearing. He about went beseark towards the end, demanding the Oversight committee subpoena Trump’s tax returns, and specifically pass Legislation targeting specifically one U.S. Citizen. (illegal)

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  21. b4im2old says:

    Remember “capture the flag” recently – here’s an update… Not quite as successful, but the flag is DOWN! Lol
    https://heatst.com/culture-wars/trolls-tear-down-he-will-not-divide-us-liverpool-flag-after-just-one-day/
    and this
    https://voat.co/v/4chan

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  22. Alleycats says:

    So, it finally happened. Some f-ing snowflake saw my MAGA hat and swag from inauguration, on a bookshelf behind my desk – in my private office in the farthest corner of the building – I might add, and had a meltdown to the boss. Completely without warning I was ordered to get rid of it all and never bring it back. My response was simply, ” what is wrong with any of it, he is the President of the United States.”
    But it was ok for everyone else in the building to have Barack Hussein Obama plastered on any surface that would hold it, during his 8 yr reign.
    Methinks I need to start looking to take my considerable skills elsewhere.

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    • Lburg says:

      Wait! Apply for ADA accommodation and get someone with MD after his/her name to certify that it is a companion hat to keep you from becoming a liberal. As part of your application, let them know that your companion hat needs to go on a walk through the hallways at least once a day to maintain its effectiveness.

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      • Alleycats says:

        Lol..

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Hey, seriously, Alleycats! My physician would do that for me. Nothing illegal about it.And probably just the Doctors note/letter copy, would scare the company enough, especially if you told them you were taking it to the EEOC, or Labor department.

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        • Lburg says:

          Actually, I’ve been thinking about this. How about a picture of a child/wife/husband/loved one (even better – a bunch of family members) wearing MAGA hats and holding an American Flag? I’m sure that there are people with pictures on their desks. They’d have to ban them all! I really should use my powers for good, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      When faced with a similar situation I took my slillls elsewhere and negotiated a nice raise as well.

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      • Alleycats says:

        I’m seriously considering it. I’ve worked very hard and made the owner a lot of money over the years. I’m so disappointed that he would be intimidated by a dumb cow who’s afraid of a hat for heaven’s sake.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Hey, one of my daughters works for a big company. Some chick, newly hired, demanded a “nursing room to breastfeed or pump.” They emptied out a decent sized closet for her to use. She quit. Problem solved.

          Fight fire with fire, unless, you are just burnt out, otherwise negotiate your raise at your current company, and get them to back off, or you’ll go to all of the Agencies we pay for , for the SJW warriors.

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    • ZZZ says:

      ooooo……that would get me fired up.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      File a “hostile work environment” law suit.

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  23. Ziiggii says:

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  24. bessie2003 says:

    Meanwhile, in the world away from the press drama, this passed yesterday in the house with a vote of 416-7 all part of the 1, 2, 3 phase of the health care repeal and replace platform:

    https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/03/21/phase-3-competitive-reform/

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  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    President Trump, now speaking its 2:49pmCST

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Trump is saying it’s only politics. I hope he has read the bill.

      It does NOT repeal. Trump had meeting with Freedom Caucus today. Freedom Caucus said yesterday, that Paul Ryno actually told them take it or leave it, and did not allow the Freedom Caucus input in any way.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, and the House has only one vote scheduled for the day, and it’ll be this “evening, pending on the Rules” Which means that a bill can be brought, unless, there needs to be changes from the Rules committee. (which is just a fancy way to say bring it to the floor if we have the votes.)

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Just got this:

          “House leaders have canceled a planned Thursday night vote on a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a GOP source. There was no immediate word when the vote might happen”.

          Read more: http://politi.co/2nMXMbQ

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    What’s up with this? Jeh Johnson on Morning Joe.

    http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/sNiO0A12-8VMBVIXd

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  27. Lucille says:

    More insane leftovers from Obama’s traitorous time…

    “Islamic Republic of Iran’s Intelligence Minister boasts of “lobby group” boosting its interests in DC”
    March 23, 2017 3:45 p.m. by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/03/islamic-republic-of-irans-intelligence-minister-boasts-of-lobby-group-boosting-its-interests-in-dc

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  28. notasmidgeon says:

    Why can’t we just use same rules as “Health
    Benefits for Members of Congress and Designated Congressional Staff”? This healthcare must be working for them. Let’s save a lot of BS, time, and money and adopt their plan. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43194.pdf

    Page 3 & 4 talks about costs and how their plan is more reasonable than what is offered under ACA. This plan outlines all the benefits…..too numerous to note here. BUT…the plan is right there. REPEAL Obamacare and substitute the plan that is good enough for the Senators, their family members and some of their staff.

    1st time to post a url…if it doesn’t show up as a click on site would someone please report the url? Thanks.

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  29. 3x1 says:

    Dumb question:

    If the UK and EU are “free countries”, why do they not permit their citizens to emigrate without forfeiting everything? (if they are allowed to leave at all)

    That sounds like prisons with forced labor rather than countries.

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  30. SouthCentralPA says:

    It would seem that this is more presidential awesomeness than presidential politics, so I guess this goes here: behold the Trump Train http://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/918043_president-donald-trump-electric-train-collection.html

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  31. Lucille says:

    London Terrorist Attack: Aftermath
    Stefan Molyneux

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  32. SteveInCO says:

    Life in Colorado:

    We have a blizzard warning, 6-12 inches in twelve hours, with 65 mile an hour winds.

    Until the blizzard starts, however, we have a Red Flag high fire danger warning.

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  33. The Tundra PA 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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  34. TheLastDemocrat says:

    New topic: they caught a guy they believe is responsible for much of the terrorist calls into JCCs in recent months.

    A 19yo Israeli/American dual-citizenship young man.

    Man, I just lost a lot of money betting it was some white, Baptist KKK member! (sarc)
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israeli-police-arrest-suspect-bomb-threats-made-against-american-jewish-n737581

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  35. cycle1 says:

    Good job, Tucker. Good job. Youare not letting the MSM bury this tragedy:

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  36. Melinda says:

    There are no comments in the info wars site or Breitbart -is it just me ? Does anyone else’s work?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Melinda, I just logged into Breitbart, and infowars, and after clicking the article I wanted to read, there were comments there, on both sites.

      Are you logged in to Disqus? I think BB uses Disqus, and not sure about infowars.
      So , it’s you darlin’ or Disqus

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