Wednesday August 23rd – 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 Wednesday August 23rd – Open Thread

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

    So as not to distract from the Big Event on Monday, I will post this now for your historical reference. As Governor of New York until the end of the year, this was a big deal phenomenon for me in ’32. 👿

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  2. Ghostrider says:

    Holy Cow! After watching that rally I think I need a cigarette and a shot of bourbon and I don’t smoke or drink.

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  3. TheLastDemocrat says:

    A repeat message: share the info that a huge protest day, planned for Nov 04, is set up by the Communists. Make the progressives “own” it. Share in social media and with friends and family. Then, when it happens, to whatever degree, they will know it is just Communists doing what they do – and it is not plain ol’ everyday folk rising up and voicing opinions.

    This will de-fang the whole thing. When everybody and his dog knows the Communists are setting up some huge one-day spirit-move-me-thing.

    http://revcom.us/a/503/andy-zee-presentation-at-refuse-fascism-august-5-en.html

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Lburg says:

      Pat Matheny is one of my all time favorites. Saw him live in Harrisburg, PA and it was one of the very best small venue concerts ever. Thank you Garrison!

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  5. Harry Lime says:

    I Love Dogs

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    • dbethd says:

      Cute.

      Hmm I think this cat has the dog beat. ha

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    • maiingankwe says:

      You just made my morning with that absolutely brilliant video!

      I love pup-pups too.

      My first thought a few seconds into it is they’re smarter than a great deal of Americans, they know how to drive a stick shift! There are a lot of people I know who can’t drive one, which has always perplexed me since I’ve always believed one has more control of the car with a standard.

      Thanks for making my day, I hope you have an awesome one too!

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      • Harry Lime says:

        You’re welcome, M.

        I do hope your day was awesome. I miss my stick shift. I think people pay closer attention to their driving while using a stick, too. People with automatics get lazy…you see them everywhere eating, texting, shaving, applying make-up, etc. They’re not as likely to do that while driving a stick…although I’m sure some still do.

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    • Driving while canine.

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

    Generation Z is moving away from Facebook….prefer Instagram and snapchat. Is there anything significant about that? I don’t know much about those social media sites.

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/08/22/report-teens-ditching-facebook-for-instagram-snapchat/

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    • jackphatz says:

      The big significance is Zuck’s stolen hobby is not worth anything close to what some seem to think it is, or should be.

      LOLOLOLOL!

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    • piper567 says:

      Read down a series of comments on The_Donald earlier this evening…ab youngsters not using FB or watching TV in general.
      Wanted to share this reminder, as the ‘pedes were adamant/very positive re Gen Z…Comments were started by a man noticing the political savvy of his 11 yr old son…
      This was one comment:
      “Pewdipie has 57M subscribers [not followers, subscribers!] on YouTube, 20M more than #2. WSJ did a hit piece on him, and effectively red-pilled 57M Gen Z kids!”
      Another comment:
      “Seems like everyone < 30 doesn't have Cable, so they end up not watching the garbage anti-American propaganda news channels."
      I wrote these quotes on a notepad bc I found them tremendously encouraging.
      There were numerous comments having to do with children "getting" the role model of Trump,, spontaneously cheering his name at school, wearing MAGA hats, Trump talking as a normal person, etc., and how youngsters are growing up not "consuming" msm…at all.
      Thought this a nice reminder. This phenomenon is one which may be considered under the radar.
      There are ab 6M pedes who interact w The_Donald regularly, a not insignificant troop of rabid Trump supporters; ab 1/2M daily contribute.
      sweet.

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    • free73735 says:

      For troublemaker10…
      Instagram is owned by Fb……Fb attempted to buy Snapchat but was turned down. Now Snapchat (So says Forbes & other business voices) is floundering looking for another buyer. As for the significance, if there is one, I heard via the rumor mill; too many adults joined Fb & they (the teens) were getting bored with Fb & wanted to try something else.

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  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    May the friendships you make,
    Be those which endure,
    And all of your grey clouds
    Be small ones for sure.
    And trusting in Him
    To whom we all pray,
    May a song fill your heart,
    Every step of the way.

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  8. Kristin says:

    Today was a good day. I am thankful for it and pray tonight for a all the Trump supporters who were out there in Phoenix. Once it was dark, the protesters were more daring and violent.
    I pray for all the law enforcement officers so they will get home safely.
    Amen.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      I really think that our prayers were answered for Phoenix
      last night. Excepting the guy that got “racked” ( showing
      my age with that one) no one seemed to get hurt.

      A suggestion: we need to have a list of areas where
      hot button protests are being scheduled, and pre emptively
      pray for safe outcomes, truth, and, no bearing of false
      witness in each occurence. Thank God beforehand.

      With that, I think I’ll walk the dog and have a little
      thank you session with God.

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  9. jackphatz says:

    I just never could understand what happened here other than it was Obama continuing the “War on Ranchers & Farmers”. I believe this group is separate from the Bundy Family though.

    Jury refuses to convict 4 in Nevada ranch standoff retrial.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/22/jury-refuses-to-convict-4-in-nevada-ranch-standoff-retrial.html

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    • dbethd says:

      I don’t have a law background, so I’m wondering why is this legal:

      “District Judge Gloria Navarro ordered Lovelien and Stewart freed immediately and set Wednesday morning hearings to decide if Parker and Drexler should remain jailed pending a government decision whether to seek a third trial.”

      They’ve been cleared TWICE, and the judge could jail them without any charges pressed?

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Great question, I wish I could help. I will return to see if someone who knows the law can help you out though. It is quite perplexing and does seem like overreach or illegal to me.

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  10. millwright says:

    From the “Unanticipated Consequences” file : Seems a lot of beach goers got to witness how the apex sea predator, a “White Pointer” (shark) operates close up yesterday as it harvested a harbor seal on a Cape Cod beach !
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/21/beaches-close-after-sharks-are-spotted-off-cape-monday/rcKSZd79lAvf7osRPsoo8K/story.html

    Back when I was working some jobs in the area I recall there was a harbor seal folks called Sammy that was very friendly and used to migrate from ME down to the aquarium on Long Wharf in Boston for several years where he entertained visitors and mooched a lot of snacks. He raised public awareness of the native seals and increased protective efforts soon led to an increase in seal population. i recall the comment of one dour lobsterman I knew to the effect …..more seals means more sharks … ( I suspect he kept a rifle in his boat ) and fewer lobsters. Seems he was right !

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  11. nimrodman says:

    A plug for one of my favorite bands of the past few years, Big Lazy, a New York instrumental trio of electric guitar, stand-up bass, and clangorous drums. Prompted by scott467’s list of old movies over on the “thunder buckets” post.

    They’re variously described as film-noir music, crime-jazz, and “music to drive to prison by”. I love ‘em, I flew to Vegas to catch them this Spring, but they play nearly every weekend in New York City, look ‘em up on facebook for their notices.

    I like to purchase CDs directly from their online store, figuring they’ll make more on the sale than if purchased from Amazon or I-tunes.
    http://www.biglazymusic.com/
    http://www.biglazymusic.com/product/

    You can listen to sound samples on Amazon to choose which CDs, or nose around youtube

    .. I recommend even their first EP Amnesia, even tho it’s only 6 songs, for its good assortment of spy music and spaghetti-western reverb and tremolo

    Here’s a sample, Uneasy Street

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  12. nimrodman says:

    Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, threaten lawsuits after nude photos surface on Celeb Jihad website
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/22/tiger-woods-lindsey-vonn-threaten-lawsuits-after-n/

    Celeb Jihad — a satirical “holy Islamic extremist gossip site” — first gained notoriety in 2011 for publishing a topless photograph of singer Taylor Swift and has since endured an avalanche of legal threats for leaking racy images of dozens of celebrities.

    The website’s administrator, a person who uses the alias “Durka Durka Mohammed,” told The Washington Times that he has “no idea where these vile images come from,” and acknowledged receiving at least one take-down request in the wake of Monday’s uploads.

    “These a[re] certainly complicated matters for most of these celebrities are female and thus have no real legal rights under Sharia law,” the person said in character via email Tuesday. “Tiger Woods on the other hand is a man (although have seeing his nude photo he is not much of one by Muslim standards).”

    Bwahahahahahahaaaaaaa

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  13. smiley says:

    sea and boats

    (no date)

    watercolor on paper

    Faustino Martin Gonzalez ~ Spain (b. 1952) ~ Contemporary ~ Watercolorist ~ Land/Seascapes

    this pretty painting caught my eye.

    nothing too profound…just very pretty, easy on the eyes, lyrical technique with refreshing light & use of color.

    a nice little watercolor.

    🙂

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    • dbethd says:

      Wow! This one popped off the screen!

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    • piper567 says:

      smiley, wow…
      Thanks for finding and posting this nice little watercolor.
      My eye was caught by the precise line and plane depicting man-made boats and building, as opposed to the softened depiction of rock and sand.
      A really captivating luminosity depicted in this entire perfectly balanced little rendering.
      Love the way the cloud mass and sea color rather pull the composition into warm and cool balance, all anchored in the warm/cool of the boats and receding tide. Just wow.
      Very nice, thanks again.

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      • smiley says:

        very good observations…

        he has an illustrative approach but still maintains a nice painterly handling of a sometimes difficult & illusive medium.

        I particularly like the way he lets the painting “sparkle” by leaving the white paper visible in certain areas.

        he knows how to not overwork it and when to stop.

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    • OH WOW!!!! I have to repeat the joy I get when these gorgeous paintings you post for us, and the gorgeous Psalms with Pictures duchess01 posts for us, pop up on my monitors at work…

      I must say today I just sat and stared at my monitors, at the paintings and Psalms, in wonder and joy….not good for productivity at work, but then again when the soul is calm, productivity is upgraded 😉 This one is just SUPER BEAUTIFUL, so not only will it be put in the folder, I am going to print it out.

      The rustic frames I got for Blue Door and the fisherman coming home early one morning (sorry my bad for not remembering title) enhance the beauty of my home and give me such joy!!

      Thank you smiley and duchess01. Y’all are such treasures to the Treehouse and to me!

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  14. Dora says:

    Claude Monet – “FLOWERING TREES NEAR THE COAST” (1926)

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  15. citizen817 says:

    Good News on this Day:

    Neil Young released his album, After The Gold Rush (1970)

    Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts (1989)

    Also on this day in 1950, Althea Gibson became the first black competitor in international tennis, after US officials, bowing to pressure, invited the 23-year-old to play in the National Championships (now the US Open).

    In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals– then won both again in 1958. 
    Often compared to Jackie Robinson, and with a lifetime total of 11 Grand Slam tournaments, she is called one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation…”
    Psalms 25:5 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  20. ruralnc says:

    I’ve been on the Trump Train before there was one, five years now, after having read one of PDJT’s books whereby he named America’s problems and his solutions for them. The rally last night came at just the right time for me as my county GOP organization has now been publicly named as a racist group during the public comments’ section of my county’s recent school board meeting.

    My parents were saints who taught me from Day One that prejudice is not allowed in our home. I value that as the greatest gift they gave me. I so often think of my minority students during my 32-year teaching career who loved me as I did them. They were my “favorites” although I loved all of my students. I serve on the executive board of the county’s GOP. At tomorrow night’s Ex Board meeting we will address this recent attack.

    My President helped me last night as the hurt I’ve felt from being labeled a racist is deep. I welcome and will appreciate any advice that you kind souls may offer as how we can best proceed and thank you in advance for it. I rarely post, but..I love you all.

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    • dbethd says:

      I will pray for you amid these false accusations that you hold your head up high and continue to do what is right.

      The thing coming to mind right now is to “own the downside” like Donald Trump. If they have any “proof” of something you said, that they are probably twisting to fit their agenda, then just own it.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/05/01/why-is-donald-trump-so-formidable-perhaps-because-he-owns-the-downside-2/

      The other thing that comes to mind is to call your townsfolk who know you and support you and ask them to come to the meeting. You need the support and backing of the common people.

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      • ruralnc says:

        dbethd, Thank you so much for your sage advice and so very much for your prayers. I will copy what you wrote and email it to our GOP chair who is an outstanding leader.

        The school board fiasco happened when one of our GOP members challenged the school board of why three members (all minority) spent thousands of dollars at the high end to attend a weekend conference at an NC beach when they could have live-streamed it. Our schools here need much and that wasteful sending could have been used to enhance our students…just like what goes on in DC.

        I send my prayers back to you and very much appreciate your help.

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    • Lburg says:

      Call them out. Make the school board present verifiable proof of your racism. And without that proof, carry on. Make the school board present verifiable proof that the county democrats are not also racist.

      Contact Legal Insurrection and ask if they could put you in contact with a group that could represent you for free.

      I would also suggest contacting the D.O.J. and/or local FBI to report the new label – this sounds too much like a coordinated attack.

      You still have the right of free assembly. If you don’t exercise that right, it will be lost.

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      • ruralnc says:

        Thanks so much, Lburg. I’m sending all comments to my GOP chair as all will be valuable towards our action. I especially thank you for your reference to Legal Insurrection as I’m certain, here in Rural NC, we wouldn’t have known about it. Best wishes to you as we all stand against the ones against PDJT and us warriors who will help him on the local level.

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    • amwick says:

      Ok,,, I understand how hurt you are…but the main thing is that you know the truth in your heart… Not good on old sayings, but this one came to mind,,, to thine own self be true. Think of our President and the onslaught he faces with courage and conviction, every single day, every single hour… Use him as an example… Good luck and don’t hesitate to come back here for a little bit of encouragement.

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      • ruralnc says:

        Your words are so inspirational, amwick, and I thank you for them. You are exactly right. I believe I’m feeling a little “butt-hurt” by the “bullies” at this time. You’ve made me realize that when I get in that state, I get up fighting.

        From your encouragement, I am feeling a new resolve that no matter what, my fight along with my GOP partners will do all we can for PDJT and all who support him. Although this is a local issue in Rural NC, what we do to combat our opponents here contributes to Winning for America. I hope, amrick, that I can report a victory soon.

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        • amwick says:

          Wonderful! I feel for you,,, a good friend of mine is a liberal NYTimes fan. She thinks I am being hoodwinked.. THank goodness she is not pushy… but I do get it, a bit…. As I said, come back here.. for a sanity refill. 🙂

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          • ruralnc says:

            I know, my dear amwick, I understand. I have a childhood friend in NYC. Last year he wrote me a slamming statement about PDJT, so I didn’t email him back until a couple of months ago. He then sent me an article in praise of Maxine Waters. Fortunately my computer “did a number” and he got a “return to sender” even though I saw it. Ha ha! While we’re fightin’ the libs, even our computers will help us. Thanks for your kind words, and I look forward to “seeing” you here soon.

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    • Raven says:

      RuralNC,

      Thank you for all the work you do and have been doing for us, our President and our country. I know you have been working hard in the face of adversity, and I know there are times when you feel as though you have been battered and beaten. I am sorry for those times, and sorry for the abuse you and your county are currently receiving.

      I don’t know anything about contacting legal entities like others here have suggested, but that may be something to think about if you have been labeled a racist group and the label affects what you can or cannot do.

      Like you I grew up with parents who taught us that a man’s character was all that mattered, not his skin color, clothes he wore, disability God may have allowed him to have, cleanliness of his fingernails, etc., it was the inside and not the outside that mattered (Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. — Jesus).

      Like you I too am involved with our local Republican Party, and was called a “racist” followed by “evil” just this past weekend while manning a booth at our county fair.

      Like you I have lots-o-proof that I am not racist and told the person some of the reasons why, which is why they then switched from me being racist to me being evil. How can I prove I’m not evil, since evil is more subjective, especially these days when everything goes.

      And, like you, I love our President and have been with him from the start — you beat me there by a couple years, since I did not even realize he would one day really run for the Presidency, and you did. You are smart! I need to hang out with you!

      I am no wise sage, that’s for sure. My one suggestion is something I tell myself all the time — actually two things —

      1. Sticks and stones … you know the rest. If they don’t physically hurt me or look like they may I blow them off.

      and

      2. They are not the enemy — they are the mission field. As a Christian with my first love for God the Father, Christ the Lord and The Holy Spirit, I need to see the people who attack with every appearance of evil in their hearts as belonging to the Father of LIes, Satan himself, and remind myself they are not my enemy, they are the mission field. Not so easy to do some days when “they” are relentless, but Satan and his demons are relentless, and growing more so as Christ’s return grows closer.

      I too will pray for you, that the Lord will surround and uphold you with His sovereign glory and might, and have you show true as a workman for His goodness and mercy. We know God put Donald Trump in the office of the Presidency — if He is on our side, and He is, we know Satan is going to be busy attacking us. Put on the full armor, you will need it!

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      • ruralnc says:

        Thank you so much, Raven, for your wise words and for your prayers, which will be reciprocated not only by me but also my GOP. My county GOP chair has received your response in an email paste, and she is very thankful for it.

        You are exactly right…God chose President Trump “for such a time as this.” I lament that you have been recently verbally attacked by satan’s army (lower case “S” for him) but am overjoyed that you overcame the adversity. Tomorrow night at the Ex Board GOP meeting, we will plan our strategy, and your advice will indeed help us.

        Thank you so much for your service to your county’s GOP. ( I’ve recently announced I’m not a member of the GOP but of the “Drain The Swamp” party until a new name is made. I love the term “Trump Party.”) Keep up the good work you are doing; I appreciate you, and good luck with many blessings for all you are doing to help/educate your citizens.

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        • Raven says:

          RuralNC,

          Right before Donald Trump announced his bid for the Presidency I told my husband I was DONE with the Republican party. I had finally come to my senses and realized that what he, my husband, had been saying for years was right — there is no Republican party, there is no Democrat party, there is only the Uniparty, and I was done with all of it.

          Then Donald Trump gave the speech announcing his run for the Presidency and we both said, ‘He is saying what we have been saying for years’ and at that point knew who we were going to vote for. When the Republican dirtballs played the dirty trick of making Donald Trump sign a document no other candidate had to sign in order to run under their banner, I decided right then and there to dive back into the swamp. How better to see and possibly shake up the dirty workings within our party than start from the base?

          It was due to an ‘in your face’ email I sent to many key leadership people at the state level a couple months ago that caused them to finally put a picture of the President — our Republican President — on their web page. Before that it looked like they were doing their best to distance themselves from the President, instead of backing him.

          One small step from a low level swamp creature who is shaking hard at the footings of swampville.

          I like the Trump Party. I’m in for sure!

          So from this county chair to your county chair, tell her and everyone involved, Godspeed my friends.

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          • ruralnc says:

            In your honor, which may be a surprise, I remember you from last year when you were going to your district meeting. It was because the meeting was near “ISP,” which I had visited and held fond memories of it. I’m so very glad that you have stepped up to become the chair of your county. When I see a Treeper on CTH who lives in an area I’ve visited, I remember them. Your state’s citizens were so kind to me; I will never forget them or your beautiful state.

            Today’s feedback from many Treepers, which I’ve sent to my “Trump Party” chair, will receive our special blessings. Along with those, we will send a special prayer for all Americans.

            I send to you my prayers for your work to convert your citizens to the “Trump Party.” Your kind words and advice have helped us. I’ll begin to visit this thread often to learn how we may return the favor. In the meantime, blessings to you, kind soul.

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    • WSB says:

      Just tell people you ARE a racist. A HUMAN Racist!

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    • Lburg says:

      I understand being hurt, and I’m with you. When you’re unjustly labeled, especially after a lifetime of service, it hurts.

      However, and this is why I’m so angry, this is not about whether or not you are racist. This is about a group of people trying to shut down your opinions in order to further warp the minds of children. This is about a school board….and they make decisions about what goes on in school….which is where our children and grandchildren spend the better part of their days.

      Fight it. I totally understand the “I’m bigger than this”, turn the other cheek, approach, but that approach will allow those who wrongly label you to then make decisions on your behalf.

      Are you willing for your children or grandchildren to hear that you are a racist, not on the basis of your behavior, but on the basis of your political beliefs? Are you willing for them to hear that by virtue of your political associations, you are a member of a hate group?

      Fight it like you’ve been willing to fight for our President. He has inspired millions of us – Now it’s time to be watchful and do our parts to slow the erosion of what we hold dear.

      And I will pray for you as well. I will pray that you and the others in your group will find the strength and courage you will need to persevere.

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      • ruralnc says:

        Thank you so much for your encouragement, Lburg. I sent your uplifting message to our GOP chair; she’s appreciative of all feedback I’ve sent her today. Your words mean much to us and we will heed them to fight for our youth. I especially thank you for caring about us and most particularly for your prayers. We pray in our GOP group and will pray in return for your area. Blessings and good wishes to you.

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        • Lburg says:

          Ruralnc…I have calmed down (a little) and feel even more strongly than I did yesterday that this public naming of the GOP as a racist group must be addressed.

          You wrote: ” GOP organization has now been publicly named as a racist group during the public comments’ section of my county’s recent school board meeting.” If I understand this correctly, it is now written into the School Board Minutes that the GOP in your county is racist. What is to stop public comments from naming all people named Shirley racist? Or everyone living on Jones Street racist? Assuming that these comments are now recorded:

          1) On what authority is this written into the record?
          In other words. why is this written into the record at a school board meeting? Someone on the board should have said if it doesn’t relate to education it will not be heard and without evidence that this ‘racism’ affects local schools, it will not be heard.
          3) If a member of your county GOP were to run for a school board position, this public record could be pulled out and held up as exhibit A for why (s)he is unfit to fill that position….which is why it is important to nip it in the bud.
          4) There should be a school board attorney according to the NC state board of education contact chart. http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/organization/help/contacts.pdf
          Contact that person and see what the rules are for public commenting, see what the board authorities are for recording public comments that name groups as racist/hate/phobic. If they have no authority to enter those comments into the record, see what your recourse is for correcting the record and how to inform the board that they have no authority and were wrong to give a platform to the name callers. If they do have authority figure out how to divest them of the authority.
          5) Do Not Give Up.

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  21. duchess01 says:

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    The Riches and Wisdom of Exercising God’s Word

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2009/11/heavenly-zone.html

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  22. Sentient says:

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  23. aliashubbatch says:

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  24. ruralnc says:

    A beautiful and uplifting story sent with blessings for all here.

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    • CiscoKid says:

      A most inspiring and beautiful story.
      One of Gods children touched by His hand.
      A most regal bird, a perfect symbol of America.
      Yesterday I read some asshat said that the American Eagle was, as everything is nowadays racist.
      President Harry Truman said it first, but if I ever meet that guy I hope he has a large cold beefsteak for his eye.
      President Harry Truman, Captain of Artillery, WWII.
      Backtrack Obama, community organizer.

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  25. daizeez says:

    Listening to FOX I noticed most people pronouncing Pakistan differently. What’s up with this? The a’s are now ahhh’s. Instead of it sounding like Packistan it’s now Pahkistan. I checked some online dictionaries and it seems they are using the UK English pronunciation.

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  26. dbethd says:

    Shared by Kinthenorthwest on the Presidential Thread:
    I read it was not guilty. But what really gets me on this Bundy mess is what the BLMers have done to many cities across America with maybe a few house in jail if that much.
    Bundy followers found not guilty at Nevada trial: newspaper
    (Historic) Nevada Bundy Trial – NOT GUILTY 34/40 Counts, 6 Hung – John Lamb’s Feed – 08/22/17

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  27. Dora says:

    I never saw this picture before. It was so crowded up there! And they were all staring up at the sun. I wonder how many of them damaged their eyes.

    ====

    Seeing an eclipse from the Empire State Building

    In 1932, hundreds of people packed the observation deck of the Empire State Building and squinted toward the sky.

    https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/seeing-an-eclipse-from-the-empire-state-building/

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

      The Empire State Building officially opened the year before, on May 1, 1931. It was virtually unoccupied because of The Great Depression and its location on 34th Street was blocks from public transportation. The next year, King Kong would climb to the top (1933), but I digress. 👿

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  28. free73735 says:

    FYI Only posting certain articles from Judicial Watch: JUDICIAL WATCH REVEALS OBAMA ADMIN USED MISLEADING ‘PREMATURE DEATHS’ FIGURES TO PROMOTE CLEAN POWER PLAN

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  29. 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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  30. WhichWayWesternMan says:

    Start of a must read thread on twitter, critical to understanding the leftoid psyche, and also what will be required for a COUNTER REVOLUTIONARY mindset. Conservatism isn’t enough.

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  31. fleporeblog says:

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