Wednesday January 3rd – 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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251 Responses to Wednesday January 3rd – Open Thread

  1. USA loves Melania says:

    A riddle for you:

    What kind of coat is always wet when you put it on?

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  2. Bendix says:

    This is a stunning column by Mark Steyn, related to a criticism of him for criticizing the Pope’s Christmas message.
    I don’t mean stunning in a pleasant sense.
    https://www.steynonline.com/8365/virtue-signaling-while-rome-burns
    It is actually painful to read.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      This Pope is a marxist. The upper echelons of the Vatican have been infiltrated over the years by marxists and pedos..

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    • pacnwbel says:

      The post – article comments are on the whole well thought out. Pope Francis had few defenders, mostly people felt he should be focused more on matters pastoral rather than political. Steyn is impressive with his Bible knowledge, not wise to tangle with him on this subject.

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    • mztore says:

      I read the whole thing (which I’m not known for) and have to say I think he is right on. That is the first thing I wondered when I heard what the pope said….they were not fleeing persecution, but going to “be counted as required”.

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  3. dbethd says:


    President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Republican Legislators celebrate the passage of the Tax Cuts Act | December 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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  4. dbethd says:

    I have been reading a Hong Kong Phooey book I found at a thrift store. I had never seen the show (before my time). ha

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    • dbethd says:

      Oops meant to say I was reading it to my children haha

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    • USA loves Melania says:

      Those old cartoons are a trip. What’s the deal with Magilla Gorilla? You can’t just make up a name that doesn’t exist and rhyme it with gorilla and call it a show. They tried to pull the same thing with Grape Ape. And by the way, what kind of pet store has a lowland gorilla? The thing that always confused me about those Hanna Barbera type cartoons was the clothing. Take Snagglepuss for instance – shirt cuffs and collar and nothing else. Most of that shirt isn’t even there. Yogi Bear also had a shirt collar with no shirt, but he wore a necktie. Boo Boo just had a bowtie. These characters look like some kind of Chip-N-Dales dancers.

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

    Now that we past the holidays……..BEWARE of things you read from the media and the Demonrats. True to form = the radicals are going to double-down. (it’s what they do)

    Stories about everyone and everything you may read/hear will need to be questioned.

    Also, I know for a fact, that there are a group of younger artists, writers, illustrators,etc. who are going to “go live” this year with attempts to target culture. (Andrew B. would be proud)

    So, should you see something that you think is offensive to our POTUS…..research before you react…..(For example, my brother is an illustrator. He sent me a copy of a book a couple of weeks ago that should be making a splash sometime in the next couple of weeks. It is POSITIVE, even though you first reaction to the name of the little bunny, you will first think it’s a slam. Remember drumpht from the left ? Well, this little bunny will be laying golden eggs in a series of children’s books.)

    Example 2 – There is something weird going on with stories about supposed things Steve Bannon said in some book. The author’s name is Wolfe, and he has a history of twisting statements in previous books.

    Bannon’s supposed quotes sound bogus to me. (This is more than likely a demonrat attack ploy.) The evil ones are playing for keeps. There is a new line of attack coming, they still think they can separate us, and will attempt to catch anyone in their nets. The only purpose of their nets is TO DESTROY. Don’t get caught in the net.

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    We are now essentially at the end of “muh Russia.” The evil ones still want us and our President to go away. They are IMO, at their most dangerous. We will see what they come up with.
    (If they were “normal liberals” they’d go away themselves; RADICALS put the pedal to the metal}

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  7. BigMamaTEA says:

    JUST in: Apparently there is/was a confirmed fire at the Clinton’s Chappequa house. Fire Units on the scene.

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  8. Kathleen Rady says:

    I’m really disappointed in Steve Bannon. I’m trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. These quotes were written by someone else and I’m waiting for Steve to disavow them. I listened to him on Breitbart radio two Saturdays ago and he had nothing but wonderful things to say about President Trump. Seriously, he was glowing in his praise. This new stuff just doesn’t make sense in the light of what I heard on the radio. Good Grief!

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  9. Rock Knutne says:

    So a fire breaks out at the clinton Crime Family’s home in Chappaqua.

    http://email.foxnews.com/t?r=5&c=58207&l=35&ctl=B21AA:4361B4F93917AFE2F8EA6BCC3EFB4EDA&

    Anyone suspicious about what may be getting destroyed today??

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Not suspicious. It’s evidence Hilldabeast has stashed.

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      • ray76 says:

        Which is why DOJ should have searched her home/office/etc for records related to her foundation, for starters. Sessions sandbagged that. So while the “big ugly” may be coming she should never have been afforded the opportunity to destroy records.

        “Heck of a job, Jeff”

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Can’t blame Jeff. He wasn’t in office yet when she kyped those records away from the State Dept. et al. (Sad part for Hillz……Huma double-agent, and good guys have those records)

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          • ray76 says:

            He could have done it on his first day in office. He didn’t. He gave her 11 more months so far, and probably years more. It’s his DOJ & FBI which are defying Congressional subpoenas and slow walking production of documents. His actions are disappointing, to say the least.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              It semantics at this point ray. You and are both on the same page. But, it is the bureaucrats in the DOJ doing this. I feel that Jeff does not have hold of his agency yet. It was October before T-Rex got a hold on State.

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          • mztore says:

            He wasn’t “in office” but since then he could have demanded search warrants couln’t he? or asked for someone else to get one for the property? I’m not sure if he could or not, that’s why I’m asking…..not being snarky. Sorry if it comes across that way.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              mztore….technically, yes he could. But, realistically, didn’t. Why was that? Don’t know exactly, except all of Trump’s Cabinet right after confirmation…had to “hit the ground running” if you will.

              Now in all fairness to ALL new Dept. Heads, for some, like say, T-Rex, he was on an airplane within a few days of confirmation. He didn’t even really have time to START looking over the State Dept. employee structure, personnel, etc.; let alone make first cuts.

              Now, Scott Pruitt, EPA, went in after confirmation (remember all these people had confirmation votes at different times, there are still a BUTT-load of confirmations to go, and I’m talking like an assist. for the Heads. Ridiculous! Thank TurtleHead for that) Now, Pruitt, EPA, got to start clearing dead-wood, and offering incentive-packages to retire, and eliminate over-the-top perks. But, he has requested IG Audits from the different $$$ allotted to the different tentacles of the EPA (which is the way previous had organized it.) Those audits as they are concluded send reports to him. (I’m a subscriber to most agency’s email lists, I get notice when those are received.

              Now, DOJ, who knows. If there is a problem with Jeff……it’s the fact that he was in the Senate for 20 years. (He was a Judge in AL previous to that) and he’s either had trouble shifting gears; or just like a lot of those congress-critters in DC…..he originally expected that he should be able to trust those in the DOJ.

              I had this exact discussion with Jim Inhofe, my senior Senator. By all rights, Congress SHOULD be able to trust all those Department heads, and deputy heads that either they “oversee”(not! they’re complacent too) or those that testify before them. They SHOULD be able to trust that the FBI Director is not lying to them.

              I’ve known for at least 9 years that there was a whole lotta lying going on by CIA,FBI, DNI and every other department head etc.and every other alphabet agency up there. But try to tell that to those elected bozos……….The ones that aren’t corrupt and covering up, are actually in DENIAL of what’s going on. You’d expect Congress to be the first to figure it out. NOT!! Have you noticed that with only a few exceptions……the energy is coming for the newer guys? Those elected since 2010 and forward.

              I’m not trying to defend Jeff, or any other Dept. head up there. All I know, is they all walked into a mess of muck, more so than what they expected, nor should they have had to expect.

              Either Jeff got lost in hip-waders, or there is something coming soon on the horizon he’s been busy with instead. Btw, even if you know all the details, you have to dot every eye, and cross every T, if you’re going to make something stick in a civilian or military court.

              We’ll see.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              Sorry, mztore, to answer your direct question…….Once Jeff was sworn in, he now had the authority to sign Warrants, with proper documentation of just cause.

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  10. Lucille says:

    SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

    Acting immigration director: start charging sanctuary city politicians with a crime
    January 3, 2018 8:20 AM By Christine Douglass-Williams

    Acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom Homan, said “it is time to start charging officials in sanctuary cities with a crime.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/acting-immigration-director-start-charging-sanctuary-city-politicians-with-a-crime

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  11. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Fun Readers Poll going on today of last year’s great cartoons by AF Branco over at LegalInsurrection.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/best-a-f-branco-legal-insurrection-cartoon-of-2017-reader-poll/

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. BigMamaTEA says:

    Yikes! MadMax is now attempting to write poetry

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Nomination CONFIRMED Y 81 – N- 7 John C Rood from Arizona for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy – per Senate tee-vee

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  15. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate adjourns until Wed. 11:00amEST.

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  16. georgiafl says:

    Tucker Carlson does a Twitter series and it’s full of wisdom, and encouragement, not politics:

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  17. BigMamaTEA says:

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  18. Fine Art Illustrations of “The Adoration of the Magi” done to The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School’s “O Magnum Mysterium.”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      sorry hit post too quick……That vid. is Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch on the Lou Dobbs show. Today, Hillz has a fire…….

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  19. 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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  20. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay Treepers………It is time to get prepared for the 2018 elections. If you will go to the following link you can find the dates for your primary and general in 2018. All states are different. If you’re not sure exactly…….go here:

    http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/2018-state-primary-election-dates.aspx

    View by States (alphabetically) or Dates

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  21. Lucille says:

    From Judicial Watch…

    “Governors Pardon Immigrants Convicted of Serious Crimes to Halt Deportation”
    January 03, 2018
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/01/governors-pardon-immigrants-convicted-serious-crimes-halt-deportation/

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  22. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    The Truth Shall Make You Free!

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2009/12/truth-shall-make-you-free.html

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