Friday July 21st – 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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286 Responses to Friday July 21st – Open Thread

  1. BigMamaTEA says:

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

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  3. Linda says:

    This is off topic but, I reply using my email. I asked several times but lose my question after so many comments. I don’t have Twitter or Facebook. I tried to create a WordPress acct but they want me to create a blog? I don’t comment much because I learn more by reading here and getting factual ts from people more knowledgeable than me about government and current events.

    Can someone direct me how to sign up? I always check to get comments in my email but, when I do comment on something I never get a reply notice through email.
    Thanks for any help!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Darn. I had a long winded reply started and hit a wrong key and lost it all. 😦 You don’t have to have twitter, facebook or a blog. But I can’t remember how to set up an acct. Hopefully, somebody who knows will come along here.

      However, you will not get answers to your posts by email. You can go to the black bar across the top of the page and click on the white bell on the right hand side. You can set it to “All” or “Unread” to eliminate all the ones you have already read. Now, I might be wrong, but you may have to have an account to use this. I think you have to be signed on. Hm. We’re back to that.

      Try this:
      http://www.wikihow.com/Use-WordPress

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Oh, and be careful about checking the “notify me of new comments box”, it can quickly completely fill your email account. 🙄 Anyway, you will get replys on the right under the bell. That won’t be a problem.

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        • linda7780 says:

          I got it! Had to change my name though. Hope everything doesn’t go into moderation because of that. Anyway, this will be my name for comments from now on. Thanks again. By the way, should I make public, hidden or private?

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            😕 I don’t know. I didn’t know there was a setting for that. And, would we be able to see what you wrote if you made it private or hidden?

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            • Linda says:

              It says public displays my blog on browsers, hidden requests not to and private only lets people I give permission to see it. However, I didn’t really set up a blog but, may consider it later on.

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              • Linda says:

                I will probably get it sooner or later when I can get some time to read up on it. Just always concerned about privacy these days. 😃

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                In that case, my advice would be to start private and then change if you decide to do something with it. That way you could play around with the blog when you wanted without strangers looking in on it.

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    • Like auscitizenmom I had a longer reply almost ready to post when a random shut down erased it…so here’s a revised version…

      I’m no expert on wordpress so this is just a suggestion. You could sign up for WP with a free blog (or other free option, if there are any) and then not necessarily use/write the blog. I began my “blog” as a way to de-pressurize after many years of abuses by the educational system, like a decade & a half, as a way for me to offload some baggage, play online exploring & recording various interests, & just as an outlet.

      Several things that I’ve posted have grown out of commenting on other’s writing. Like you I usually prefer to read others’ work rather than create my own. I’ll enclose a link to some of that writing below if you care to see it as an example…

      Don’t sell yourself short. You are a creation of God with unique experiences, perspective, insights…& a voice. Jump in a share what’s on your mind/heart & you’re likely to find someone here who resonates with where you are coming from!

      Blessings,

      Valerie Curren

      https://specialconnections.wordpress.com/?s=commenting

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        I never set up a blog. But it’s now been a number of years. I just kept click through the steps until it let me register. (Yes, they were offering blogs then too, but somehow I kept clicking until that went away and it let be do what I wanted.)

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      • Linda says:

        Valerie, I was so touched by your blog. Thank you for the link! I bookmarked it because I couldn’t stop reading. Tears falling…..thank you for sharing. I thought I was going to a blog for teachers because my sister is one and is having her own issues but it’s much more than that!

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    • Linda says:

      Thanks so much to all of you for the replies and even encouragement! I just read the comments from yesterday and trying to catch up. I will try your suggestions, especially the one about replies. I have accidentally done that before on other websites and oh dear! I couldn’t find my personal emails anymore because of the replies! Thanks again for the help!

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  4. Lucille says:

    Willful Ignorance: House Rejects Rep. Franks’ Proposal to Study Islam
    By Robert Spencer – July 20, 2017
    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/07/20/willful-ignorance-house-rejects-rep-franks-proposal-to-study-islam/

    A devout Muslim is supposed to give his enemies an opportunity to follow Islam…just before he kills them when they aren’t interested. A “benign” proposal to study Islam…things that make a person go “ahmmmmm!”

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    • Lucille says:

      I’m really opposed to studying any religion “officially” by Congress. Nothing prevents anyone, including Franks, from studying on his own or having group studies at someone’s home. But a congressional study? What could go wrong?

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  5. Here’s a good article encapsulating data-based reasons why that global warming hysteria is “fraudulently” founded…

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/07/19/where-does-global-warming-come-from/

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  6. Lucille says:

    Turkey leaks secret details of U.S. troop locations in northern Syria
    July 20, 2017 4:10 PM By Robert Spencer

    “It is as I have said for years: the U.S. should reconfigure its international alliances to deal realistically with the jihad threat, getting closer to nations that also face that threat, and ending the sham alliance with jihad-promoting states such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Turkey. Turkey is, as it has shown here, in no sense an ally. The pretense benefits the U.S. not at all.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/turkey-leaks-secret-details-of-u-s-troop-locations-in-northern-syria

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Turkey, under what’s his name, is no longer a friend. Erogen (‘sp?) is turning Turkey islamist, and even though Turkey is in NATO, it was old-secular Turkey who joined NATO.

      This cretin is so bad, that he has been building ornate palaces for himselve, and has been inviting Turks to arenas and projects a holigram image of himself speaking.
      {Me thinks he has a growing God complex, or in his case, he says he is to be the next Calph of the caliphate . Guess he thinks he had a vision or something. Maybe he’s hallucinating from a brain tumor!)

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  7. bluegirl says:

    The State Department said there is less urgency to release Clinton’s e-mails due to low interest. These were requested by Judicial Watch in court yesterday. First excuse was they were low on man power to review them due to hiring freeze. Then it was stated there was low interest

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    • bluegirl says:

      http:www.circa.com/

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oh, and Linda, after you do some reading, {or while} don’t hesitate to ask questions. Someone on here will answer, and if I see that nobody has, then when I come back (I’m in and out of here all hours day & night) then I’ll try to help.

      Also, like you will see from Ausmom,…..she’s attempting to teach you how to use the WP Reader, which is great, but there’s like 5 or 6 different ways to read comments with WP.

      You can also just come here, directly from your internet, and read comments. I was thinking that you had to have a WP “log-in” to comment, which you did comment, but then again, maybe it was…..if you wanted a “like” button you have to have a WP log-in.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      That’s total bluster, bluegirl. As long as Judicial Watch keeps the State dept. in Court….they will behave. Begrudgingly, but they’ll behave.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Tom Fitton w/Judicial Watch said today, based on their win in Court over records, that he expects it will be within the next 90 days. (The records are of course ordered to be released now; but JW has actually had to go back to Court multiple times @ 90 days to keep the State Dept. moving the records out.)

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  8. amwick says:

    So, I still can’t figure out if a giant “thumbs up” is good or bad. Young people use it as a sarcasm sign? Color me confused, totally, and bewidered.🤔😣😥😃🤐😮

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

    FYI: Radical Group La Raza Renames Itself…….. UnidosUS…which means “United US” if my spanish is still good.

    Money dries up – change name. (Thank AG Sessions for drying up the tax dollars!)

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  13. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Ka-milla DeVille” starts adding Hilldabeast’s campaign vets to her Senate office staff”

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/kamala-harris-added-former-hillary-clinton-campaign-vets-d-c-office/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=c8a34483aa

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, yes, she’s going to pull an Obama and run for Prexy after one term as a U.S. Senator. Expect her to give a keynote speech real soon at some major Dem happening…IF they can find the money to rent a small-size venue to catch all 25 people willing to listen to the losers.

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    We’ll see what happens next week. The House is not officially scheduled to leave for Aug. vacay until next week, and today on the floor, they agreed to come back Monday noonEST.

    “Freedom Caucus WARNS Ryan – DELAY RECESS, Pass Trump Agenda OR ELSE”
    http://rickwells.us/freedom-caucus-warns-ryan-delay-recess-pass-trump-agenda-else/

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  15. BigMamaTEA says:

    Cool stash!

    Meet Lawyer Ty Cobb. (yes, somehow related) newest outside Lawyer in charge of overseeing the White House’s legal and media response to “muh Russia.”

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  16. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks”

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/top-dems-slow-rolling-ethics-probe-delay-investigation-obama-leaks/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=

    ***So essentially what’s happening here, is that right after Rep. Devin Nunes went to the SCIF. (remember that?!) A Demonrat filed charges against Nunes with the Ethics Committee.

    Now, the head Demonrat on the Ethics committee, is slow-rolling the investigation, to keep Rep. Nunes from resuming his Chair on the House Intelligence Committee, (since he recused for “muh Russia” stuff)

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  17. BigMamaTEA says:

    Now……”Democrats want FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-fbi-review-ivanka-trumps-security-clearance/story?id=48716145

    Usual suspects signed the letter. (all commies, and must lose/retire for 2018) The letter was signed by Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Jackie Speier (Calif.), Jamie Raskin (Maryland), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Peter Welch (Vt.), Joseph Kennedy (Mass.), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Frank Pallone (N.J.), Nydia Velazquez (N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Alcee Hastings (Fla.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Hank Johnson (Ga.), Jim McGovern (Mass.), Alma Adams (N.C.), Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), Donald Payne Jr. (N.J.), Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.), and David Price (N.C.).

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  18. 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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  19. Lucille says:

    Texas Treepers, what is the story on the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)? Why does he oppose Gov. Abbott on any all pro-life bills? How did such an obstructionist get to be and remain Speaker?

    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/07/18/will-texas-house-speaker-joe-straus-try-to-stop-gov-greg-abbotts-pro-life-agenda-again/

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  20. BigMamaTEA says:

    NYTimes (newbreak) is reporting the Minneapolis Chief of Police is forced to resign.

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