Wednesday January 24th – 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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233 Responses to Wednesday January 24th – Open Thread

  1. BigMamaTEA says:

    Alex Azar, nominee for Secretary of Health& Human Services…..CONFIRMED

    Y- 55 N-43

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  2. colddeadhandsyoudirtyape says:

    Driving down US1 and saw a plume of smoke across the river…”Static Test SpaceX I yell out to myself”

    YEP! A historic test launch in a week or so says Musk…

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

    Whoa. On a Cloture vote (vote to end discussion) of Sam Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom (!) VP Pence had to be a tie-breaker!

    Y-49 N-49 – VP Pence voted Y to break the tie.

    {this was a damn Cloture vote! Guess when Demonrats took God out of their platform, they meant it!}

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Have we ever had this position of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom before? I’m sure in today’s world-climate we probably need one now!

      The Clerk of the Senate gives themselves an hour to post vote counts. It’ll be interesting to see who voted what. Since this was a Cloture vote, I did not keep record while the voting was going on.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Well, guess the Senate is not going to hold actual vote yet on Brownback. (Too bad, they already had the vote with Pence at the Chair)

        Sen. Whitehouse is now on Floor slamming off-shore drilling. Geez!

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  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    From Judicial Watch…..https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/01/fbi-director-mueller-helped-cover-fla-9-11-probe-court-docs-show/

    FTA:……..”Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress……”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Also from the above article…..https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/01/fbi-director-mueller-helped-cover-fla-9-11-probe-court-docs-show/

      ……….”Back in 2013 Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material deemed “offensive” to Muslims after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the then-FBI chief.

      ………”Judicial Watch had to sue to get the records and published an in-depth report on the scandal in 2013 and a lengthier, updated follow-up in 2015. As FBI director, Mueller bent over backwards to please radical Islamist groups and caved into their demands. The agency eliminated the valuable anti-terrorism training material and curricula after Mueller met with various Islamist organizations, including those with documented ties too terrorism. Among them were two organizations— Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)—named by the U.S. government as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case. CAIR is a terrorist front group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists. It was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine…….”

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    Finally, the Senate begins vote on Brownback,State Dept. International Ambassador for Religious Freedom

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  7. BigMamaTEA says:

    Here is the vote count on the Cloture motion Pence had to tie-break: Corker and McCain did not vote – Otherwise along Party lines.

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    Anybody who likes to research videos……

    According to Chuck Ross http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/24/john-kerry-was-reportedly-briefed-on-the-steele-dossier

    ………”Jonathan Winer, who at the time served as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya, put together a two-page memo on Steele’s allegations that was provided to Kerry.

    ……….In a documentary that aired on MSNBC last month, Winer said that he met Steele “at some point in Summer 2016.” “I heard from Mr. Steele that he had this project related to Russia which implicated contacts between Russians and people associated with…candidate Trump’s campaign,” Winer said in the documentary.

    ……….Winer is the second government official outside of the FBI known to have discussed the dossier with Steele.”
    .
    ………Winer said he met Steele in 2009. Since then, the ex-spy has provided private intelligence reports to the State Department on a variety of topics, including the FIFA soccer scandal and on Ukraine-Russia relations.

    So there is a video from the Madcow Show that interviews this Winer? Winer, retired from the State Department last year.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    Brownback Nomination: CONFIRMED – Tie-Break by VP Pence

    Y-49 N-49 – VP Pence Y

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate adjourned until 10:00amEST tomorrow.

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  11. Minnie says:

    God bless President Trump, always, and guard him on his journey to Switzerland.

    Wheels up.

    🙏🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸🙏

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  12. Annette says:

    Did Obama retain counsel today?

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  13. 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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  14. Lucille says:

    Check out this total injustice…Unbelievable!

    Jury Rules in Favor of Abortionist Who Left Part of Baby’s Skull in Mother’s Womb After Botched Abortion
    By Micaiah Bilger – January 24, 2018 | 1:19PM DENVER, COLORADO
    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/24/jury-rules-in-favor-of-abortionist-who-left-part-of-babys-skull-in-mothers-womb-after-botched-abortion/

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    • covfefe999 says:

      That is seriously disturbing! Shame on the jurors. Where were the pro-women lib jurors? I guess making sure that women and their doctors can continue shredding unborn babies is more important to them. This poor woman suffered, I’m sure. She probably had great discomfort until she finally found someone who could properly diagnose her. It reminds me of the women who have had mesh slings implanted who end up with hardened mesh slicing through their organs. I think the libs’ desire to allow women to murder their unborn babies is greater than their desire to actually care about women.

      The fact that there was a large skull fragment left in the woman’s uterus tells you just how brutal abortions are. Sorry for getting graphic here, but you’re not going to shatter the skull with vacuuming. We have learned from the undercover PP expose that it’s routine to puncture the skull to make it easier to extract. And now we have evidence that “puncture” isn’t quite the right term. This doctor must have taken some kind of battering ram instrument to break the skull up. That must take quite a bit of force. One of the resulting pieces was apparently too large to suction out and he didn’t even bother to check. This is just so horrible on several levels when you really think about it. If women cannot imagine how brutal and inhumane this procedure is, they should be forced to watch a video of it. Might change a few minds.

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      • Lucille says:

        covfefe999, getting graphic on occasion is what’s needed for the empathy-impaired. It’s a ghastly procedure no matter how you look at it.

        Pro-life workers who pray in front of abortion centers are to be highly commended…just a simple stand for life near a house of death, praying for the women, praying for the children, praying that life will be chosen, that hearts will be touched with love for the life within.

        Pro-life pregnancy centers, which President Trump supports, are endeavors which we should support also. The work they do is invaluable for all concerned.

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  15. nikkichico7 says:

    Psalm 34:15-17New King James Version (NKJV)
    15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    And His ears are open to their cry.
    16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
    And delivers them out of all their troubles.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      Jude 24-25New King James Version (NKJV)
      Glory to God
      24 Now to Him who is able to keep you[a] from stumbling,
      And to present you faultless
      Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
      25 To God our Savior,[b]
      Who alone is wise,[c]
      Be glory and majesty,
      Dominion and power,[d]
      Both now and forever.
      Amen.

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  16. Lucille says:

    James O’Keefe: Journalism is an Activity, Not An Identity
    VeritasVisuals YouTube Channel

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