Monday May 29th – 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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108 Responses to Monday May 29th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Good ‘nite Treepers . . .

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  2. usnveteran says:

    It’s Finally Admitted: ‘We’re Living In A Test Already’:

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    • millwright says:

      When my kids were young and I was traveling offshore we all were under a single provider service and I requested the kids have several inoculations – including smallpox – among other less common diseases. It was like tossing a match into a powder magazine !

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      About three weeks ago, I noticed chem trails in a crosshatch pattern in the clear sky. I couldn’t believe how thick the sky was with them. Interesting that we are not having our normal spring/summer rains.

      Something else, since I have been back in Florida, I take my doggie out before we go to bed around 11:00 each night. I notice very often that the air has a thick smell that reminds me of diesel fuel or something similar.

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  3. BakoCarl says:

    A Memorial Day Remembrance

    We must always remember
    With great honor and pride,
    Those who fought for our freedoms,
    Especially those who died.

    May those memories remain
    Fresh, secure in our minds
    Of those who gave their lives
    Both for us and mankind.

    Welcome Home

    The sun shines brightly on a clear, warm day;
    Faint sounds on the breeze, a few blocks away.
    The parade is coming, drawing slowly near,
    Toward a small crowd straining to hear.
    Some people sit on blankets on the grass,
    Others on chairs, as the parade marches past.
    A frail old man, very thin with white hair,
    Sits alone, by himself, in an old wheelchair,
    Wearing a garrison cap with a flag pin,
    Speaking to nobody, nobody speaking to him.

    The flag passes by, but nobody cares,
    Except for the vet in his old wheelchair.
    The flag passes by, but nobody stands,
    Except for the vet, held up by his hands.
    The flag passes by, but nobody cheers;
    The old vet holds on, eyes full of tears.
    The parade passes by, moving down the street;
    The old vet, now trembling, shuffles his feet,
    And with a soft groan, eases into his chair.
    He sits for a while, head bowed in prayer.

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Still can’t post the second half !

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Can anyone help me here? I’ve even typed just the 3rd stanza in manually instead of copy-paste from my Word file . . . and neither it or the 4th stanza will post. Won’t post in a different thread, either. Help !

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    • BakoCarl says:

      I just manually typed in the 3rd 10-line stanza, and it won’t post. Help !

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Welcome Home – 2 3rd stanza – Test – without the last 5 lines.

      He doesn’t pray for himself, for less pain,
      Or to be able to walk, even with a cane.
      He prays for our country, our own free land,
      And for our people, who did not stand
      To honor the flag for which his friends died,

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Welcome Home – 2 The rest of the poem without 3rd stanza line 6.

      He raises his head, face wet with tears,
      Thinking of the flag that he holds so dear.
      With the parade gone, he wheels slowly away,
      Remembering his friends from back in the day.

      The wheelchair sits empty, by a small bed;
      Nearby, a Bible, well worn and well read.
      Just a few days ago, the old vet died,
      But no one by his grave, no one to cry,
      No flowers at all, just the bare ground,
      On a dull, gray day, not even a sound.
      On the small marker, a short two-line note,
      Taped onto the stone, somebody wrote:
      “Asleep now, at last, under the sod,
      Welcomed in heaven by friends and by God.”

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    • BakoCarl says:

      3rd stanza, line 6 – without last word –

      Protecting freedoms of those sitting

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    • BakoCarl says:

      The word ” c u r b s i d e ” is preventing the post.

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    • BakoCarl says:

      My apologies for the investigative posts.

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  4. CiscoKid says:

    On the South side of Chicago there’s a brown marble slab surrounded by a waist high chain link fence. To be exact it’s located at 91st & Brandon within the small parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    On this dark piece of marble eight names are inscribed, eight young men who answered America’s call to arms, volunteers each and every one. Each one killed-in-action while serving in The Republic of VietNam. Did I know each one personally, no, just a couple, but it was a small neighborhood we knew of each other. Same high-school, same soda shop, same church. Touch football on the streets and basketball in the church gym.
    I’m getting up in age and I don’t know how many more times I tell the story. I’m not complaining, I’ve been blessed with a long and prosperous life.
    On this Memorial Day 2017 I want to remember…
    Pvt. Antonio G. Chavez Jr. KIA,1967
    L/Cpl Peter Rodriguez KIA, 1968
    Pfc. Joseph A. Quiroz KIA, 11966
    Pfc. Michael Miranda KIA, 1969
    Pfc. Charles Urdiales Jr. KIA, 1968
    L/Cpl Edward Cervantes KIA 1968
    Pfc. Alfred Urdiales KIA 1968
    Pfc. Dennis J. Rodriguez KIA 1969
    Thank you for listening, over and out.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thank you, Cisco, for giving us the honor of seeing their names in print. As we speak each name aloud, may we always remember that these young men…and all the young men and women like them…died in combat for America, for family, for their comrades, for us–people they knew only as their countrymen. And may we always recall that they did their duty to the last moment of life.

      Pvt. Antonio G. Chavez Jr. KIA,1967
      L/Cpl Peter Rodriguez KIA, 1968
      Pfc. Joseph A. Quiroz KIA, 11966
      Pfc. Michael Miranda KIA, 1969
      Pfc. Charles Urdiales Jr. KIA, 1968
      L/Cpl Edward Cervantes KIA 1968
      Pfc. Alfred Urdiales KIA 1968
      Pfc. Dennis J. Rodriguez KIA 1969

      God bless their memories.

      May God have mercy upon America as she rights the ship of state, and keep us from harm, giving us victory over evil.

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  5. Howdy all. I’ve been Tweeting on Trump’s timeline this week and it has been insane. I have never seen so many trolls in my life. What I found out was that if your replies on Trump’s Tweets are popular the left sends flash mobs to your top Tweet to insult you etc until you want to delete it or you look insane to people visiting his Tweets. They attack your looks, call you stupid, say you posted fake news, even throw in the word “pizzagate” even if you never Tweeted about it before. Russian bot is another one. Katica is Greek, but they use it to say I’m Russian. It’s a nickname for my given name. I’ve used it for years. Actor Gary Lockwood gave me the nickname when we were at the same weekend event and hung out for a few days. They’ll say anything to discredit you. They especially freaked out when I linked to how to block over 500+ verified accounts that spam Trump.

    It would be easy to mute them or not Tweet there but we’ve reached that place where some of us have to fight back. To let them kept gaining views/engagement on their Tweets is letting them win. I am creating a block list of the flash mob Twitter accounts to they send in to bully people.

    When is Melania starting her anti-cyber-bullying project? They are horrific to her online. It’s so sad.

    Enjoy the rest of your night, everyone.

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    • Clearly I am tired and did not proofread that. lol sorry. Busy weekend.

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      • citizen817 says:

        They are horrific to anyone not agreeing with their warped sense of truth. Vile excuse of a human being.
        A lot of them just don’t know any better. Others, under 40, are products of their liberal education, propaganda news, and kool-aid since birth.

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Good for you and Thanks for taking the flak. I don’t even try to read the responses to his tweets they’re disgusting. I am not a ‘real tweeter’ – I just read and retweet some things. I don’t know how to be brief and pithy so I wouldn’t be much help in your endeavor.

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    • amwick says:

      Keep up the good work, young lady. Our President uses twitter to communicate with us, so it has become another struggle so to speak… I have seen the suggestions, just not able to follow all of them…

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  6. citizen817 says:

    Police Memorial
    – Remembering all that have given all

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  7. nwtex says:

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  8. dutzie60 says:

    Is anyone else getting the ‘Your iPad is infected with a virus’ pop Up? Just started today and it’s very annoying.

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    • dutzie60 says:

      I forgot to say that it is just happening on Treehouse site – not on any others.

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    • Cornpops says:

      Yes I too have gotten that

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    • Janie M. says:

      Perhaps, dutzie60, you need Adblock Plus. I’ve had it for a couple of years now (Adblock before it) and it will stop pop ups.

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    • YES! I have been getting that on my iPhone. I figured it was something that was trying to trick me into downloading a fake “Security” app and -sure enough- it tried to do just that. It first popped up when I came to the TH 2 days ago, but now it pops up when I visit Drudge. The first warning said that THIS SITE ( the CTH) had been identified as “Malicious” ( I cant remember exact wording) Well, I know THAT IS BS because I have been a regular here for 5 years with no problems.

      I wonder what is going on, and WHO is behind it?

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      • dutzie60 says:

        I rebooted iPad, cleared history and typed in Treehouse url instead of using bookmark so far this morning haven’t gotten pop up. Late last night it did start to show up on other sites so not just Treehouse as I thought earlier unless it tracked me to other sites.

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    • kp3ace says:

      Every time I go to Gateway pundit same thing happens to me.

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  9. kathyca says:

    Not sure where to put this, so I’m putting it here 🙂

    This Jordan Edwards case in TX. “Victim” is being presented as an honor student, football player from an intact home, baby pics and all, shot by a cop while innocently leaving a teen party with his older brother – who is equally beatific. Reality dictates that he’s a thug attending a thug party — the cops were already inside when the angels were “trying to leave.” And shots were fired from across the street (not by the cops) in the midst of the leaving. Cop has already been railroaded. Fired and arrested.

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/trending-now/body-cam-footage-contradicts-officers-claims-in-shooting-death-of-teen-police-chief-says/518508550

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    • millwright says:

      Don’t banner a picture of a child then run a story line about mid-late teen in a thug culture and expect my sympathy.

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    • I see the usual headlines in the usual rags. Has any of the evidence been released to public yet ( police reports, witness statements, photos from scene, autopsy/ballistics reports, VIDEOS) ??

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      • kathyca says:

        I don’t know. The story just caught my attention last night, right before bed. I haven’t had a chance to really look into it. But all of the msm I did see was straight up marketing a la Trayvon. And I haven’t seen it discussed here, at all.

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    • McGuffin says:

      Thank you Kathyca. I just couldn’t imagine the police officer would fire into the car for no reason. Makes sense that there was gunfire nearby and he returned fire. I had not heard the revision. Now how do we help the officer? Because I know the BLM etc will be heavily supporting the other narrative.

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      • kathyca says:

        No. You won’t hear much about it. And when you do, the msm will try to make it sound like the shots had nothing to do with the officer firing. But only to do with why the poor scared babies had to run. Seriously, check out the spin in this article. As always, it would be funny if a cop weren’t in jail charged with murder.

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    • oldiadguy says:

      kathyca,

      I addressed the issue of firing at moving vehicles in the daily thread yesterday and my response there applies to this incident as well.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/28/sunday-may-28th-open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-3961205

      As a practical rule of thumb, an officer should never fire at a moving vehicle. It is a waste of ammo (you may need those rounds when the vehicle is stopped) as the gunfire will not stop the vehicle, your rounds may strike something unintended, such as an innocent party and it puts the shooter in an awkward position in trying to justify firing the shots. Always remember, the only reason you should shoot another human being is to stop the credible deadly or dangerous threat that person has directed towards yourself or another.

      There are only few situations that come to mind where an officer can fire shots towards a moving vehicle. One is when a suspect in the vehicle is posing a direct threat to the officer or others, such as a suspect within the vehicle firing shots at the officer(s). In this case the officer’s target would be the shooter and not the vehicle.

      Another case where a suspect is pursuing an officer with his vehicle in an open area. In a pursuit situation such as this, getting out of the way of the vehicle is only a temporary solution as the suspect is continuing to use the vehicle as weapon towards the officer. With no other opinion available, an officer would be justified in shooting at the driver of the vehicle.

      The only reason I can think of for an officer to actually shoot at a vehicle is to incapacitate a vehicle, such as putting rounds through the radiator or rounds through the tires, and then only if it can be done safely (when vehicle is temporarily stopped) without endangering anyone. Its purpose would be similar as putting down spike strips to slow down or stop a vehicle from fleeing.

      In the Jordan Edward’s shooting case you cited, the officer who fired the shots tried to justify his shooting at the car as it apparently posed a threat to himself and other officers as the vehicle backed “in an aggressive manner.” Unfortunately for the officer involved, the body cam footage shows a different set of circumstances than that stated by the officer. Did the officer lie in an attempt to justify his shots? I don’t know, but I suspect that was one of the reasons the officer was terminated.

      “Cop has already been railroaded. Fired and arrested.”

      It is too early to ascertain if the officer was unjustifiably arrested, but on the surface his termination was justified. Most law enforcement agencies have a mission statement and in that statement they issue a statement about the value of human life. Here is the values statement from my old PD’s Police Manual. This statement was issued in 1995.

      A STATEMENT OF THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE

      “The primary responsibility of this Department and each of its members is to protect the lives of the citizens we are sworn to serve. It is also the duty of each member of the Department to honor the established principles of democracy upon which this country was founded. Among these is the most profound reverence for human life, the value of which far exceeds that of any property. In view of this, it is essential that every action of this Department and of each of its members be consistent with that responsibility.

      For these reasons, it is appropriate that this Statement on the Value of Human Life preface this Police Manual, which embodies the spirit of the Department and sets forth the principles and policies which guide the conduct of every Department employee.

      In recognition, therefore, of the commitment of this Department to the preservation of human life, and because of the public trust which empowers sworn police officers to lawfully exercise force, even deadly force when required, in carrying out that commitment, it is hereby declared to be the policy of this Department that: (1) the use of deadly force shall never be condoned as a routine response; and (2) police officers shall exercise the highest degree of care in the application of such force.”

      The most relevant passages in the above statement are the following:

      “(1) the use of deadly force shall never be condoned as a routine response; and

      (2) police officers shall exercise the highest degree of care in the application of such force.”

      The Lord help us if the use of lethal force becomes a routine response for failing to follow the orders of an LEO.

      Take Care

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      • kathyca says:

        I know you’re always interested in commenting on why the cop is wrong. I’m sure that’s always your lens as a former IA guy. Frankly, though, I’m more interested in why the criminals are wrong. In this case, there were shots fired before the officer shot — so presumably, he believed he was returning fire. According to this article, the story about the car aggressively backing up toward the cop came from the chief, not the officer. It seems pretty obvious to me (from what is said and not said) that there were armed thugs at the party; that the armed thugs shot a gun in close proximity to the “party” while the cops were in and out of the house breaking it up; that the police officer heard the shots at the same time the innocent babies were hauling ass away from the scene in a vehicle and concluded that’s where the shots came from; and that the BGI has ginned the situation up for the next shake down of a metro police dept in an “emerging BGI market” if you will.

        From the article:

        Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber initially said a car was moving “aggressively” toward officers when one of them fired into it Saturday night, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, but the chief told reporters Monday he “misspoke.”
        Haber said body camera footage of the incident showed the car was driving forward, away from the officers, not reversing toward them.
        “I take responsibility for that,” Haber said.
        * * *
        Police were looking for the owners of the house when shots were allegedly heard in the area, creating chaos right before Jordan was shot, according to Balch Springs Police Public Information Officer Pedro Gonzalez.
        Haber declined to confirm whether any shots were confirmed to have been fired or whether the boys in the car were armed, citing the ongoing investigation.

        The officer fired three shots into the car, Edwards family lawyer Lee Merritt told CNN, based on eyewitness accounts from the other boys in the car.
        Jordan’s 16-year-old brother and their three friends were detained at the scene and taken away from Jordan’s wounded body to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, where they were eventually interviewed as witnesses. The boys were not arrested or charged, according to Merritt.

        The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting in tandem with the Public Integrity Unit from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the investigation.

        The officer had no similar prior incidents, Haber said, and BSPD is conducting a separate internal administrative review of the incident.

        “We are declaring war on bad policing,” Merritt said in a news conference held on behalf of the family Monday. “America throughout the country must figure out a way to police its citizens without killing them.”

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    • oldiadguy says:

      One additional note. Most law enforcement agencies have included the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics within their departmental rules and regulations. My old PD placed it in the Police Manual in 2004.

      LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS (1.1.2)

      “As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

      I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

      I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

      I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.

      I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.

      I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession . . . law enforcement.”

      Code of Ethics statements are very common.

      http://www.bing.com/search?q=law%20enforcement%20code%20of%20ethics&qs=AS&sk=AS1&pq=law%20enforcement%20code&sp=2&sc=8-20&form=BDKTMA&pc=BDT1&shash=&BDParam=0000&mkt=en-US

      Please also, note that the Sanctity of Life and Code of Ethics statements pre-date the BLM.

      Take Care

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    • Molly says:

      Hi Cathy! I’ve been following this from day one. The officer was wearing a cam and was dispatched to the house b/c of reported shots fired. He put in his report that the car was backing up to him & this is why he shot. The Chief looked into the matter quickly and discovered the officer had lied. He shot while the car was moving away. The officer was immediately fired. Atty Merritt tried to instigate protests (as did Shaun King more-so), but no one showed up, only press. Merritt held a press conference daily and the local media ate it up .. was sickening. And yes, the 4th grade photo was Travon-esque…it was weeks b/f an older one was shown, and to this day, I don’t think it is a current one. Yes, Edwards was described as a perfect “innocent” child and the house party was hardly ever mentioned after the first day. The interviews with the brother were endless.

      I keep asking the local news why they don’t investigate the homeowners/renters of the house where 15 year olds were drinking. Never a response.

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      • kathyca says:

        Thanks. Can you direct me to where the officer reported the car backing up and/or a link to the body cam video. If you have time, of course. I’ve looked for the video with no luck, but that could just be my computer. It’s loading slow today.

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      • kathyca says:

        btw, all of the news reports I’m reading say two things different than you are saying here. They say (1) shots were fired WHILE the police were at the party and (2) the police chief is the source of the “backing up” story. Those are very critical facts imo. So if you have a source to the contrary, I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

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        • Molly says:

          Yes, the Chief immediately (at the 1st presser) stated the car with the kids was backing up, and the ofc feared for his life, based on the officer’s written report. Made the Chief look like a fool the next day when he viewed the bodycam & found out the truth — he stated what he saw at his 2nd presser.

          I believe (not 100% sure) shots were fired at the home, police were called & ofc arrived, shots continued. Will find out.

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          • kathyca says:

            Thanks, Molly. What I’m looking for re the “backing up” part is something saying that the chief got that from the officer directly, or a copy of the police report. Sorry to be so persnickity, but I do believe details make all the difference in cases like this. I’m not doubting you at all, btw!

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    • Molly says:

      That should be “Hi Kathy” .. hate it when I do that, I know better.

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  10. Guys…I am almost 100% positive President Trump saw my list on how to block verified accounts on his Tweets. I’m so excited.

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    • tappin52 says:

      Katica, you are a young lioness with a spine of steel. I admire your gumption.

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    • amwick says:

      Another social media thing that confuses me… verified accounts… how the wing nuts acquire them so quickly… sighs Thanks Katica for wading through hip deep bs to defend our President’s tweets…

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    • Lumina says:

      Katica, you are our Greek Goddess Athena…I see a little family resemblance…
      Dispute between Minerva and Neptune over the Naming of the City of Athens
      Rene’-Antoine Houasse
      circa 1689 and 1706
      Oil on canvas

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  11. Dora says:

    Flags on the Waldorf by Childe Hassam (1916)

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  12. amwick says:

    Saw this in the twitterverse…

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  13. amwick says:

    and then this..

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. BakoCarl says:

    A Memorial Day Remembrance

    We must always remember
    With great honor and pride,
    Those who fought for our freedoms,
    Especially those who died.

    May those memories remain
    Fresh, secure in our minds
    Of those who gave their lives
    Both for us and mankind.

    Welcome Home

    The sun shines brightly on a clear, warm day;
    Faint sounds on the breeze, a few blocks away.
    The parade is coming, drawing slowly near,
    Toward a small crowd straining to hear.
    Some people sit on blankets on the grass,
    Others on chairs, as the parade marches past.
    A frail old man, very thin with white hair,
    Sits alone, by himself, in an old wheelchair,
    Wearing a garrison cap with a flag pin,
    Speaking to nobody, nobody speaking to him.

    The flag passes by, but nobody cares,
    Except for the vet in his old wheelchair.
    The flag passes by, but nobody stands,
    Except for the vet, held up by his hands.
    The flag passes by, but nobody cheers;
    The old vet holds on, eyes full of tears.
    The parade passes by, moving down the street;
    The old vet, now trembling, shuffles his feet,
    And with a soft groan, eases into his chair.
    He sits for a while, head bowed in prayer.

    He doesn’t pray for himself, for less pain,
    Or to be able to walk, even with a cane.
    He prays for our country, our own free land,
    And for our people, who did not stand
    To honor the flag for which his friends died,
    Protecting freedoms of those sitting c u r b s i d e .
    He raises his head, face wet with tears,
    Thinking of the flag that he holds so dear.
    With the parade gone, he wheels slowly away,
    Remembering his friends from back in the day.

    The wheelchair sits empty, by a small bed;
    Nearby, a Bible, well worn and well read.
    Just a few days ago, the old vet died,
    But no one by his grave, no one to cry,
    No flowers at all, just the bare ground,
    On a dull, gray day, not even a sound.
    On the small marker, a short two-line note,
    Taped onto the stone, somebody wrote:
    “Asleep now, at last, under the sod,
    Welcomed in heaven by friends and by God.”

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  16. Serena says:

    I am so proud and so happy that we finally have a President that truly loves our military and their families. I can feel the respect and honor in our wonderful Lion’s heart for all the sacrifices our brave military have made and are still making to ensure our great country is and will always remain free. Thank you President Trump for all the support you give to our awesome military.

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 36:26 (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. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels.

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  21. TheLastDemocrat says:

    New topic:
    On May 25, 2017, David Daleiden and colleagues released more video of abortionists discussing the matter of aborting babies in such a way as to gain more money for the baby parts.

    This undercover filming was knowingly done within the law – in open gatherings, under circumstances where privacy is not guarded.

    A federal judge put a gag order on the videos – on the grounds that the discussants did not know they were being filmed.

    Depending on how you look at it, essentially violating free speech rights.

    Daleiden defied the order, and the judge sees Daleiden as breaking the law. Daleiden has been ordered to appear in court mid-June 2017.

    So, who are Daleiden’s accusers? Unnamed. In other words, Daleiden is refused the right to know his accuser. This is a violation of an essential tenet of our freedom against tyrannical government…

    “The Attorney General sent SCA [Daleiden’s legal firm] a password-protected list of Does 1 through 14, stating that the names were somehow confidential, rather than amending the publicly filed complaint to publicly list David’s accusers,’ the lawyers explained in a press release. ‘There is no protective order in place in state court that would protect the names of the Does, and David is entitled to a public defense.’ ”

    “A publicly-accused defendant is entitled to face his accusers in a public trial. Anything less is a corrupt attempt by the Attorney General to orchestrate a star-chamber proceeding reminiscent of the witch hunts and show trials of more unenlightened eras.”

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-judge-censors-video-exposing-planned-parenthood.-see-it-here

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  22. Dixie says:

    Hey BigMamaTea, if you have time……

    On May 2, 2017, I said: Makes me wonder if the RNC could be in as much trouble as the DNC with their fraudulent requests for money which insinuates it will be used for President Trump’s agenda evenhandedly and impartially.

    You said: psssp. Dixie, remind me later, like during the critters next vacay, to pull up the 990’s on the RNC, RRCC, SRCC, and the multitude of alphabets they use. They have to report all that stuff quarterly to the FEC.

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  23. citizen817 says:

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  24. Just WOW!!! …Janie M. You have created a true fan!!! Can never thank you enuf!!! Am painting my kitchen ceiling, etc, got Joe’s songs on auto play, WOWOWOWOWOWOW! God bless u Janie and thanks from the bottom of my heart!🇺🇸💖💕🇺🇸

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  25. Dora says:

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  26. patrickhenrycensored says:

    When I read things like this; http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/29/memorial-day-vox-smears-marines-as-fraternity-members-with-a-toxic-masculinity-problem/f
    I’m even more appreciative of my ‘problem.’

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  27. 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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  28. Ron says:

    Putting this in the open thread… am I the only one who finds the new KFC commercials where they’re making fun of Colonel Sanders in poor taste? He was a great man, a great entrepreneur, a veteran, was named a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky’s highest honor… and then set up a charity with the profits from his restaurants that is still going strong and helping people to this day, 40 years after his death.

    The stupid commercials aren’t even funny.

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