Friday May 12th – Open Thread

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

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

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  1. This is beautifully done

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    So, these two guys stroll into the Solera Flamenca guitar store in Barcelona to check out the new guitars. One thing leads to another and they are asked to record a little music. Gotta love Spain!

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  3. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Deplorables’ song for the awestruck neverTrumpers.

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  4. Molly says:

    For those who can identify. I grabbed it from FB for a friend. 😉

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  5. Janie M. says:

    This article is about Hines VA Hospital… I was confined there from Feb. 4- 8, of this year. I was on a restricted diet due to GI issues, thank God.

    VA Hospital Serves RAW Food To Vets

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    • Molly says:

      Firstly, I hope you are doing well, Janie. I bet this gave you the willies to read it. THAT mouse, OMG! Surely this will get immediate attention of someone who will take care of the situation. Thanks for sharing. My husband’s family lives in the Chicago area. UGH!

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    • Ad rem says:

      Good gawd Janie!!! I sure hope you’re feeling better these days. Your use of the word “confined” sounds most appropriate. Next time your tummy starts acting up, I’ll bring you down to “Menagerie’s Emergency Care Center”….i.e., the still below the mail room. Miraculous cures have been known to emanate from therein. 😀

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  6. Molly says:

    I listen to most of “Daryl’s House” music. Amazing guests. ♥

    Live From Daryl’s House – “She’s Gone”

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    • Wend says:

      Yes, it’s a great show.

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    • McGuffin says:

      We saw Hall and Oates awhile back. It was their very first stop on the tour and it was an open air venue. A hot night in Dallas.. Halls glasses kept getting fogged up and sweat dripped into his eyes causing him to try to dry glasses and eyes without much luck. He had a hellofa time with that humidity. Was still a great show.
      They were a blast to listen to.

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  7. trapper says:

    I was pondering the many things that have been rendered technologically obsolete, and it occurred to me that we haven’t just lost things but also cultural staples. Just as no one now tips over outhouses on Halloween night because there are no outhouses left to tip, so caller ID has rendered anonymous prank phone calls obsolete. No more calling a stranger and asking if their refrigerator is running. No more calling the tobacco shop and asking if they have Prince Albert in a can.

    That’s when it occurred to me that it is not social media that is responsible for the social isolation of millennials, but their inability to make anonymous prank phone calls. The personal interaction and direct communication of anonymous prank phone calls have been replaced by the impersonal blandness of anonymous trolling in internet forums and web site comment sections.

    The prank phone call, once a cultural staple, each year fades further into the cultural memory hole.

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    • smiley says:

      didn’t watch your video (yet) but LIKE your wit and the way you ponder these things.

      back in Junior High (7th grade)…way back…we called it “stringing”…a delightful past-time for sleep-overs with a few prankish classmates on the weekends.

      we had a debonair & natty French teacher, Monsieur X (not his real name), who wore tweed vests and had a romantic thing going w/ another French teacher, Madame X (not her real name), who wore short skirts and sling-back heels and had a Bardot hairstyle..

      we’d get up the nerve to “string” Monsieur sometimes on the weekends, pretending to be Madame X, laughing & giggling like crazy…and he went along with it, LOL.

      those were the days, alright.


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  8. Lucille says:

    What a great idea….

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  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    In these trying times, we pray for justice and truth,
    for true peace and unity in our country.
    Teach us to be vigilant always.
    Give us the courage to face the dark forces
    that steal the life and hope from our people.

    We pray for our leaders
    and for those to whom we give authority to protect us.
    Turn them to your light and to your ways.


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  10. keebler AC says:

    This is Macron at age 5.

    9 years later, a 39 year old teacher is having sex with him. This illustrates what pedophilia is, for those who choose to claim it is innocent between the couple now. The problem is it has distasteful beginnings and represents the kind of sociopathic misbehavior and irresponsible setting this man surrounds himself with at his closest. This is absolutely not the same as other May-Dec relationships where couples are no longer children and easy to control or manipulate with temptations beyond their understanding. Macron-Brigitte represents pedophilia and belies their unnatural support for the invasion of Islam to western cultures. They want to legitimize pedophilia to free Brigitte of her crime of taking advantage of a child Macron for adult purposes. Macron’s excuse is he’s doing this for the EU. Thia ia couple with abnormal baggage and psychopathology which they wish to burden on an entire population even if it wreaks death and terrorism to the country.

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    • smiley says:

      dysfunction + co-dependency = toxic

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      • keebler AC says:

        Accurate math!

        It’s quite apparent that Macron is the still the co-dependent child. He is best at being told what to do by older women and establishment. I read an analysis of his nonverbal body language with Brigit, and although it was meant as a fluff piece lauding Macron’s attachment to his teacher-wife, it displayed how Brigit was bored and almost had a disciplinary attitude in the photos of them together…..mostly concerned with herself, while Macron grinned like an eager obedient kid.

        Merkel calls, and Macron is on his way to see her. Brigit probably scolds him to obey his elder female figures or he is a bad boy.

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  11. nimrodman says:

    I’m of two minds about this topic and – trust me – I’m not impatient with the Trump administration, which barely months old and still not fully in place.

    One mind is that a full assault on the policy may best be delayed til President Trump’s 2nd term when he no longer faces re-election, as countering it will be spun by MSM to alienate black voters.

    The other mind is that responsible black families with well-behaved children hoping to achieve in school should be just as outraged as anyone by the near-entire lack of discipline in schools and the mayhem that results from willfully defiant monsters who know they have nothing to fear from the coddling educational establishment.

    Trump Administration Still Enacting Obama School Discipline Guidance Based on Racial Injustice

    “… any school district whose disciplinary measures show “disparate impact” – meaning a disproportionately greater number of minority students are affected – is open to investigation by the departments, regardless of whether the behavior leading to the discipline is unacceptable. [the so-called “disparate impact” criterion]

    “Yet even as Obama’s national school discipline policy turns classrooms into war zones, 22 Democrat senators last week asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase the budget of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights by almost 30% so it can better enforce this insane policy.

    “… one possible reason for DeVos’s continuance of the Obama policy is fear that education media and activists “will surely make her pay for it.”

    “They’ll write story after story about how she’s rescinding ‘protections’ for minority students, all but endorsing ‘institutional racism,’ and opening the sluices in the ‘school-to-prison pipeline,’” he writes.


    Meanwhile, we see the outcome of coddling defiant monsters in examples like the Florida pool attack last weekend and in incidents such as this in a Philly suburb:

    Cheltenham teachers say administrators ignored pleas for help with unruly students

    The 16-page report features a few hundred anonymous comments from teachers who described the scene at the high school as “groups of mostly young men loitering in the hallways, using bad language, creating an intimidating atmosphere … almost daring authority to ask them to move to class.”

    Teachers who said they had attempted to discipline students or asked them to get to class were greeted with such remarks as “Who the [expletive] are you to tell me where the [expletive] to go?”; given the extended middle finger; …
    One student bluntly told a teacher, “We own this place.”

    … one wrote, “I am met by dirty looks. … They may suck their teeth at me or say they were just saying hi – ‘what’s your problem?’ ”

    Cheltenham High School parents, teachers ask that something be done about recent violence

    “Senior Isabel DuBois said administrators had initially ignored her complaints that a student was sexually harassing and bullying her. Then they put him in her class the following year after promising not to, she said. She also complained that teachers are hampered in their efforts to control the hallways.

    “If they can’t do their jobs and try to protect us without getting into trouble, what are we supposed to do?” she asked.

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    • smiley says:

      realistically, it might take an entire generation to undo the PC-inclusive-tolerance nightmare inflicted on us by obama’s regime of post-American brainwashing, such as this stuff you’re rightfully pointing out.


    • amwick says:

      Coddling? Florida was actually protecting criminals by treating law breakers with in school “discipline” rather than turning stuff over to the PD…. (Trayvon Martin) Look at how that wound up…. SMH

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      To use an overworked term, the “root cause” of Cheltenham’s problems can be found in modern pedagogy’s entirely politicized belief that student’s are not responsible for their own school failure. Schools now make teachers responsible for their students’ failure, erroneously believing that there is a “magic bullet” that will inspire failing students to become successes. When students are not held accountable for their bad behavior you get Cheltenham. When students know they can’t be failed, they know the “own” the school.


  12. Hi wanted to wish everyone good morning. I hope you all have a fantastic day! 🙂

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  13. Travelling in Italy (Lucca) just 15 minutes ago I witnessed a sad scene which speaks to what is facing the world, but Europe first. Walking through a piazza by a church we heard yelling, looking over near the church entrance an older woman was yelling loudly at two men standing on either side of the entrance. They were ignoring her, she became more angry and louder, yelling among other things “politcia” (police), then as they refused to move (I think they were recent arrivals from a muslim country) she spat on them…… And as we walked on by she kept yelling at them. It was like a scene of a play…. So sad……. This town was unaffected last year.

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  14. smiley says:




    Fred Cuming ~ UK (b.1930, London) ~ Contemporary/Abstract

    he’s quite well-known, especially for his landscapes…more here..


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  15. Dora says:

    James Tissot (1836-1902) – “Too Early” Oil on canvas (1873)

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
    1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

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

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  20. Dora says:

    Progressives claim to love science, but what they truly love is power.

    To be a good progressive is to adhere simultaneously to two incompatible notions: one, that science provides the final word on any question about which scientists offer any opinion; two, that the scientific method is illegitimate, a tool of the sundry atavistic forces conspiring to keep down the female, the black, the brown, the poor, the gay, the

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    • yy4u says:

      Progressives are scientifically REGRESSIVE — the equivalent of the wackos who put Galileo in the slammer for claiming the Earth revolved around the sun. They use science to prove their point — just like Democrats recount votes until they get the result they want (Al Franken, Christine Gregoire) and then stop experimenting/counting. SCIENCE IS NEVER SETTLED and certainly not by consensus. Just recently it came out that the Earth is in a cooling period. OOPS. Of course, that was the reason we suddenly had “climate change” rather than “global warming”. Watch how the Chicken Littles will start yowling about a new Ice Age (which is possible since we’re due). During the 90’s when the earth DID heat up, so did Mercury, Venus and Mars — of course, it wasn’t politically correct to point that out, so they didn’t.


  21. smiley says:

    Abbas Has Decided To Sign Peace Deal With Israel

    May 12, 2017


    Netanyahu’s stance on this is little shift is interesting.

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  22. getfitnow says:

    From Michael Barone: James Comey is the Latest Victim of the Clintons

    I disagree that Comey is a “victim.” He tried to play the game, crawled into a bed with The Snake and got bit!

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  23. davecatbone says:

    Can anyone tell me how to switch from Web view of this site back to mobile version for my phone. …it’s driving me crazy!


  24. smiley says:


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  25. usnveteran says:

    May 9, 2017
    Torture And Abuse Of Ammon Bundy At For Profit Prison Not Going Unnoticed;

    May 6, 2017
    Ammon Bundy Tortured In Jail – Let’s Step Up And Help Out:

    February 3, 2016
    A Rational Case In Defense Of Ammon Bundy And The Oregon Occupation –
    By Sheriff David Clarke:

    February 3, 2016
    Sheriff David Clarke Defense Of Ammon Bundy:

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  26. yy4u says:

    Thought you guys might enjoy learning why Mrs. Clinton lost the election. (Last paragraph of my blog last week).

    “It wasn’t the Russians or the FBI or even that Americans hate themselves, their mothers, wives, sisters, nieces and aunts as much as the Democrats, Progressives and mainstream media hate Sarah Palin. The real reason Mrs. Clinton lost was because there has been an increase in cremation, and cremating the deceased rather than burying them in proper graves with proper tombstones results in a diminishing number of cemeteries containing new voters which then deprives Democrats of a very valuable voting bloc.

    And that, dear readers, is why Mrs. Clinton lost.”

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  27. RM says:

    Considering the intelligence level of Treepers, I have a couple of thoughts that I would like to share and hopefully some here will expound upon…I have feared since prior to election day that no matter which candidate won, we would be on the precipice of CWII considering the divisiveness of our country. Understanding the love that President Trump has for our country, I believe that he had / has a plan to slow walk draining the swamp in order to win over those that can be won in order to lessen the divide for when the indictments are announced. He cannot stop the bleeding that will occur but he can prevent a total blood bath. As for Comey and all of his flip flops, we know how deep his ties are to the Clintons so why would he flip flop so much ? I surmise that he changed course every time that he realized that he was going to take the fall for the big players alone so he flipped ( or flopped ) as a public warning to them that he still had power and would not take the fall for them alone.


    • thluckyone says:

      RM, I’m mostly new here and nowhere near up to the level of our more experience and beloved Treepers. I’m still in AWE of everything that’s happening and I’m still PINCHING myself to ensure that I’m awake – that President Trump REALLY IS our President/Lion in Chief! However, I LOVE your idea that our Lion is giving time to those who might be spared – for them to climb up out of the swamp and repent. Yet I don’t believe anything is being slow-walked. I think there is far more happening behind the scenes than we can imagine. I hope you’ve seen the posts on other threads that included tweets from Thomas Wictor. Like a SPY novel! I think info is being GATHERED (bigly – lol), certain doors are already closing and I think VERY soon, we’ll see s’more head-a-rollin’ [“rollin’ rollin’ rollin’! Keep them swamp heads rollin'” LOL!]. Your thoughts about Mr. Comey’s flop-flippin’ make sense to me! However I think he joined Darth Ohbummah & the Filth Lords on the “darkside” YEARS ago – and he tossed away his chance to expose the corruption. In fact, Mr. Comey’s whole career may have been based in “darkness” and thus he gained his job through cozying up to all the wrong people… long ago. Then, let me add that I am ASTONISHED by our precious Sundance – the Author of this blog. I’m AMAZED by the talented Treeper minds that gather here regularly. I WANNA BE LIKE THEM! LOL! And I’m also grateful that you are contributing here! Share with us! Let us learn together! I’m telling everyone I KNOW about this incredible website/blog. THANK YOU, RM! THANK YOU, SUNDANCE! THANK YOU, PRECIOUS, BELOVED TREEPERS!


    • Sean Supsky says:

      Consider the ramifications of acting too swiftly on his goal of draining the swamp.

      As with anything, when you remove the volume of something, it is replaced, such as air displacing water in a container. To remove the swamp quickly would create a vacuum in which other insidious units would infiltrate and destroy the foundation being built.

      To slow walk the removal is to have a controlled transference so that there is not a vacuum.

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  28. vkroo11 says:

    Just wondering if Trump can set up his own educational network (the Spicer channel🙂?) from the White House to educate the public on the content/thought processes behind his plans for the country. Good examples are the proposed healthcare bill, & tax plan. which have been so demonized by the press & the Demon rats.
    Trump is a great visionary, but he is so busy doing so many things, that his communication to the public about these important issues is sorely lacking. Why leave it up to the crooked MSM to corrupt the good things he wants to do to MAGA? If the info comes out of the White House first in an educational way that everybody can understand (cost/benefit, etc.), then the MSM would have a hard time sticking a fork in the plans!


  29. yy4u says:

    “I have feared since prior to election day that no matter which candidate won, we would be on the precipice of CWII considering the divisiveness of our country.”

    IMO Marxism split into two factions in the middle of the 20th c. USSR and China continued the traditional Marxism of Worker against Capitalist, but Africa and South America took a different path — color against white. Furthermore, the Marxists realized in shooting revolutions they get hurt, too, so in SA and Africa they took over through the ballot box. It takes longer. Chile did it with Allende and without Pinochet Chile might well be Venezuela which had no Pinochet. American Marxists seem to be an amalgamation of both – worker (unions) against capitalists, color (blacks and Hispanics) against whites, adding females (and dead folks) to the coalition.

    The kicker is that the Marxists-Leftists-Progressives (whatever you want to call them; they’re one in the same) only accept elections when THEY win. If they lose, they make trouble. As they made trouble at the inauguration, the day after the inauguration, in Berkeley, in NY, in Chicago and everywhere else they’re bused in to wreak havoc. The difference in their behavior is only in the difference in their uniforms — black shirts and pants vs brown shirts and pants. Keep in mind the NAZIS were the National Socialist German Workers Party. (Since when has Socialist and Workers been “right wing”? Since the Progressives took over the media (the message/propaganda)

    Imagine how Hitler’s brownshirts would have behaved had Hitler lost an election eight years after he came to power. How the Bolsheviks would have behaved had Lenin lost an election. Compare that to how our Progressives are behaving. If the Progressives had been able to take over the military and police (muscle) along with the press (message), Donald Trump would not have been allowed to take office. That’s how far we had traveled down the path to Venezuela.

    “Understanding the love that President Trump has for our country, I believe that he had / has a plan to slow walk draining the swamp in order to win over those that can be won in order to lessen the divide for when the indictments are announced.”

    Hillary Clinton is above the law. We have to accept that and allow PDJT to focus on the possible. Hillary Clinton started being above the law in AR with Cattle Futures, Castle Grande, Whitewater, continued in the WH with Travelgate and Filegate and as Sec of State with Pay for Play — She’s been under oath more times than a small town District Attorney and has either lied or claimed not to remember (a very smart ploy by the way). To indict her would be to open PDJT to claims of being the Banana Republic we were under Obama.

    “He cannot stop the bleeding that will occur but he can prevent a total blood bath.”
    The Progressives count on the Right accepting elections (as we accepted Obama) while they don’t accept elections (think Bush II and now PDJT). They control the message (media) and use it as a bludgeon.

    “As for Comey and all of his flip flops,”

    Has Comey flip-flopped? Or was he protecting Hillary? Laying out the evidence, then declaring she was innocent? Who knows why he informed the Congress about Weiner’s laptop? Did he fear the news would leak out of the NY office and he wanted to get out ahead of it so he could declare her innocent yet again? He used the same excuse for her actions as has allowed her to skate over Cattle Futures, Castle Grande, Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate — NO INTENT to do wrong.

    “I surmise that he changed course every time that he realized that he was going to take the fall for the big players alone so he flipped ( or flopped ) as a public warning to them that he still had power and would not take the fall for them alone.”

    Interesting now that they are protecting him. PDJT was heavy handed and clumsy in the WAY he fired Comey, but I hope he has tapes of their conversations because the Progressives are in firm control of the message (media) and all a totalitarian government needs for one party rule is message (media/propaganda) and muscle (military and police).

    We need a divorce. Red states from blue states. No civil war is necessary. An amiable divorce. Let the children decide which “parent” to live with. My state would be blue and I’d move to a red state. Divide the assets equally, social security and medicare follows the “child”. Make firm treaties to protect each other, but let OR, WA, CA, ME, MN, IL, MD, VA, NY, NH, VT, MA have the Socialist/Progressive government they obviously want..


  30. yy4u says:

    I forgot to add that only one side fights the result of elections. We accepted Obama and Clinton without demonstrations and riots; they recounted Bush II, protested Reagan. Their media (message) attacked Reagan, Bush I and Bush II unrelentingly and now are trying to destroy PDJT. We didn’t protest or riot when Clinton and Obama won; they violently protested PDJT, burning buildings and cars. We are not in a civil war because we are not fighting back in a like manner. We accept when their side wins; they do not. That is soft totalitarianism (control of the message but not the muscle).


    • thluckyone says:

      YY4u, please let me offer this counter: If we were to divorce from the collectivist/socialist/globalist left, the split would not be honored by those who currently are making war against wholeness, health and light. They would evermore push to destroy what had been allotted to us. They would NOT leave us in peace. The darkside ALWAYS wants MORE and still MORE and that is why we need you SO VERY MUCH on the side of truth and goodness. “Draw your sword!” (Will Shakespeare) Please understand, just because you haven’t yet seen more bloodshed, does not mean we’re not at war. This war has been raging for CENTURIES and we need every hand on deck – you and me included – to do everything possible to fight back. And if you- like me – are unable to physically fight, then use EVERY weapon at your disposal to strengthen the good and the Holy. Those who come after us might wonder why we were so willing to go down without a fight. This is not just for us… this is also for them. I don’t want them to have to wonder at all. MAGA!! MAGA!! MAGA!!


      • yy4u says:

        Luckyone — what is the alternative? As you say, they’ll never stop undermining us if we vote other than a Prog. Look at the election map — the whole country is red save for the NOrtheast through VA (and most of VA dislikes the I 95 corridor through the state), MN and IL and the Pacific Northwest and California. A wonderful little United Soviet States of America. We’d need a strong treaty to protect them from being conquered by the likes of Grand Fenwick (The Mouse that Roared) and it’d take them about the same time it took Venezuela to come undone, but in the meantime, we’d have relative peace (satire? wishful thinking?) Anyway, it’ll never happen. But it’s nice to think of being rid of Berkeley, NYC, VT and even the northern half of my beloved Virginia.


        • thluckyone says:

          Hi, yy4u! Under no circumstances are we to allow the carving out of any “safe-spaces” on US soil for those who hate mercy, freedom and justice. Part of the intent of CW I was to create a safe-space for human trafficking (and they would have been constantly provoking to spread from the “Confederacy”). Those “safe spaces” exist already in places like Sowdi Barbaria, Porkistan and Turdkey. The alternative? We elected the beginning of the alternative on Nov 8 of 2016. AND another part of the alternative is this very blog/website through which you and I are privileged to share. See? Our beloved Sundance is doing HIS BEST to empower us. However, with great power comes great responsibility. WE ARE the alternative. Ball is in our court. PLEASE continue to hang out here and, learn with me/us. I’m an old geezer but I have not personally experienced such political engagement in 20 years. YES, there will have to be some severe butt-whoopin’ but I think mostly, we just need to shine the light into dark places and spread the Word (capitalization intended). Yes, there will have to be some prosecutions and maybe even the force of arms (hope not). Yet, there are PLENTY of well-intended people who’ve just been misled. We are part of the new leadership. Grab a flashlight (or two) for illuminating those dark places, bring EVERYONE you know to this blog and educate, educate, educate until either that education is no longer needed or your breathing ends. I want you to draw your last breath in peace and joy. The choice is ours. Remember.not all aggression is hostile. We MUST BE assertive and aggressive in seeking truth, justice, mercy and peace. (I also plan on getting up offa my BUTT!! LOL!) Our President believes in US! SUNDANCE believes in us. I will NOT let either one of them down. MAGA!! MAGA!! MAGA, to spite HELL!


  31. Sean Supsky says:


    The men and women who make up our military force. The unsung heroes and forgotten ones. Those who have sacrificed life and limb to protect the freedoms we enjoy. They are the silent ones, without whom, this nation would have fallen. They are the stoic foundation that brings liberty to the country.

    In silence, they have given their lives, the unknown soldiers, fighting in faraway lands, to protect the innocent and the defenseless, to be a beacon of hope, like the bottle of water to the thirsty one in the desert. They ask not for accolades, they only perform their duty.

    With honor, with dignity, marching to and fro. A fighter willing to die for the oath taken. A soul of courage, who against all odds, in all conditions, presses forward. Where failure is not an option, for to fail would mean that the innocent would be destroyed.

    These are our heroes, who put the people before themselves. A selfless sacrifice. They know the choices they make, and do so gladly, for their forefathers made the same choices that allowed the birth of a great nation.

    Our veterans, our heroes, found in so many places, ask only to that we cherish the freedoms they fought to preserve. That, to them, is reward enough, for they can then go on in contentment, knowing that their sacrifices were not in vain.

    We have a day for veterans, yet they are so little honored, instead, they are mocked and cursed, slighted and spit upon. This is a grave injustice. For the veteran is the one that has stood in front of you and taken the bullet. They give their limbs, their health, and their lives.

    No, we should not forget, we should never forget, what our brothers and sisters in arms have done for us.

    Ask any veteran, was it worth it?

    They will tel you, every drop of blood, is another life saved.

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    • Case in point, but I know there are many of them, but here is an inspiring story
      Time Marker 1:45 to see Crispy’s story, but the whole video is worthwhile! (as are all the new Meet the Spots YouTube videos. Works in conjunction with BlackRifleCoffee , Manspot is a Patriot, bleeds Red White and Blue and is a God loving man and family.

      A true Patriot and inspiration (nice to see him enjoying life and encouraging others)

      Your Full Auto Friday drink menu presented by @crispy11b #blackriflecoffee

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      • Sean Supsky says:

        Thank you AGG.

        So many times, during Veteran’s Day, I see people who ignore the reason for the day (along with Memorial Day), they give no thought nor concern for those that have sacrificed.

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        • It breaks my heart when this happens, that is why I try to be so proactive in taking care of & thanking our military, firemen and policemen.

          When I see a military sticker on a car, I will put my hand on my heart and mouth God bless, thank you. When the flags line the main street in our town, I will drive with my hand on my heart as I pass each one. Randomly I will also put my hand to my heart when I see our American Flag that we have lit up at night at our home. The courage and sacrifice of others strikes me to my core. God bless.


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  35. Ziiggii says:

    uh oh!!!

    It’s been a matter of weeks since a shady hacker crew called Shadow Brokers dumped a load of tools believed to belong to the National Security Agency (NSA). It now appears one leaked NSA tool, an exploit of Microsoft Windows called EternalBlue, is being used as one method for rapidly spreading a ransomware variant called WannaCry across the world.

    The ransomware has hit UK hospitals hard, with multiple sources reporting closures of entire wards, patients being turned away and some National Health Service (NHS) staff being sent home. Barts Health, a central London NHS trust, advised patients to look for assistance elsewhere and said ambulances were being diverted elsewhere, while another NHS organization said it had to turn away outpatients and limit its radiology services. In the Essex town of Colchester, the hospital decided to close much of its A&E department to accept only those in “critical or life-threatening situations.”

    There are tons of idiots on the chans and twitter that are blaming Wikileaks for this…. NO WL did not leak this tool out into the open. And to be frank / clear WL doesn’t even have any documentation re: EternalBlue in the Vault7 stash (which was CIA tools).


  36. Lucille says:

    “NYC jihad bomber wants light sentence, lawyers complain about his ‘demonization’.”
    May 11, 2017 by Robert Spencer


  37. Plz keep praying, I posted pictures and a video on Thursdays Open Thread…all of which you can get from attached link. Here are the fast facts as of approx. 2hrs ago, up another 4000 acres in a day.
    FAST FACTS: The West Mims Fire is currently 148,066 acres and 15% contained.
    God bless these firemen and airmen who are working arduous hours, in hot arduous temperatures!

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  38. BigMamaTEA says:

    Here’s a letter I just came across. It’s from Sen. Judiciary Committee to Comey, regarding Chris Steele (the author of the political oppo -research dossier alleging collusion between associates of Mr. Trump and the Russian government) (It has a bunch of attachments with it, other letters,etc

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ziiggii says:

      I’d love to know why Grassley thought it was important to use the threats of “holds on nominees” against Comey / FBI?

      Seems to me either kabuki or Grassley really did not know who’s side Comey was playing for…

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  39. Ziiggii says:

    good article that shows the depth to these on going leaks…

    President Trump is besieged by internal leaks as he tries to weather the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

    Media reports about the run-up to Trump’s decision paint him as isolated and consumed by anger and paranoia, prompting questions from Trump allies about whose interests these government officials had in mind when they spoke to the press.

    The behind-the-scenes stories have often undermined the White House’s public reasoning for firing Comey, causing further political trouble for the administration and exacerbating growing divisions between Trump and his law enforcement agencies.

    And Trump’s abrupt firing of Comey appears to have stirred opposition from the former FBI director’s loyalists, who are pushing back on the administration’s claims in the press.


  40. Lucille says:

    Put your dancing shoes on….

    Glenn Miller …. “In The Mood”

    Liked by 2 people

  41. Ziiggii says:

    I’m sorry but this tweet by the President

    just seems like another “sh!tpost” trolling the MSM and UniParty re: them comparing the Comey firing to Watergate / Nixon.

    That grab was from this article


  42. Ziiggii says:

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  43. Ziiggii says:

    My local peeps visiting the WH today

    Victory Christian is in Charlotte!

    Liked by 2 people

    • wondering999 says:

      Awesome! Hope they win

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lucille says:

      Beautiful young people committed to an education which will bring future rewards. One other observation: their commitment to Christ and His teachings undergirds their attitudes, their respectful demeanor, and an infectious joyousness which will stand them in good stead the rest of their lives. Well done, my brothers and sisters in the faith.

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  44. Lumina says:

    Look what’s back…. the corset belt (aka boob belt) with an added exaggerated bustle blouse. Also when did the white long sharp pointed acrylic nails comeback? …. She is talking about the canceling of her school lunch edict….I’ve added the pics today of Flotus & Ivanka as eyebleach… Interesting Flotus is wearing sailor pants to the Military spouses luncheon.

    Liked by 2 people

    • amwick says:

      2 outa 3 ain’t bad!!! Flotus and Ivanka would look good in anything,,, a n y t h i n g. They are both stylish and lovely. The one on top with the exaggerated bustle blouse? Good for hiding a caboose… hhhhhhhhhhmmmmm


    • thluckyone says:

      Lumina, would I vote for Ms. Melania (yes, I know you didn’t ask)? Yes, INDEED – for any office for which she’s legally qualified to run. Right now, I’m just grateful she’s taking good care of our Lion.


  45. wondering999 says:

    It’s almost Mother’s Day. Hope this poor woman is resting in peace now. And our ignorant media portrays people as “xenophobic” for wanting a wall against the criminals responsible for this

    “Mexican authorities have confirmed the murder of Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez Martinez, on the night of May 10 in the city of San Fernando, Tamaulipas. As Breitbart Texas reported, San Fernando has a long history of being a stronghold of Los Zetas Cartel, one of the most ruthless criminal organizations in Mexico. Two former Tamaulipas governors are wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on money laundering charges for their roles as surrogates of the Los Zetas. One of those politicians is also wanted on multiple drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.

    “Los Zetas have been behind the execution of 72 Central American immigrants who were murdered in San Fernando in an apparent show of force. The same criminal organization has been singled out as being behind the disappearance of hundreds of victims from San Fernando. In 2011, close to 200 victims were discovered in shallow graves in rural areas near San Fernando. At the time, authorities revealed that the victims may have been kidnapped off passenger buses or may have been motorists traveling one of the state’s main highways near the city. “

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  46. 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 pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    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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