Monday February 12th – 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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254 Responses to Monday February 12th – Open Thread

  1. Bob Thoms says:

    President Obama official portrait unveiled……………it is large; larger than BO in real life?

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  2. Came across this interesting article that involves E.W. “Bill” Priestap. http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2488.htm

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  3. Lucille says:

    Mainstream media duped by North Korean propaganda machine | John Cardillo

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  4. dbethd says:

    Praying for his young family left behind. 😦

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/12/country-singer-daryle-singletary-dead-at-46.html
    Country singer Daryle Singletary died Monday at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 46.
    A rep for the singer told Fox News in a statement that the cause of death “is pending.”

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

    Sen Grassley dropped a letter written to Susan Rice asking questions …..

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-02-08%20CEG%20LG%20to%20Rice%20(Russia%20Investigation%20Email).pdf

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  6. dbethd says:

    Random Q&A
    Q: Worst death inaccuracy portrayed in popular television?
    A: Worst peeve is that you can pinpoint exact time of death.

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  7. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate tee-vee is on. They’re earlier than originally scheduled!

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    We will have to see what TurtleHead (as Sen.Leader) chooses to do……..but…….

    Possible Senate Proposals…..per https://www.numbersusa.com

    Once the Senate votes to begin debate on DACA, we expect the following proposals to be offered.

    1) The White House Proposal — Sens. Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn have drafted legislation that reflects the White House DACA proposal. It would expand DACA to grant an immediate amnesty to approximately 1.8 million illegal aliens. It calls for a $25 billion trust fund to build the border wall and improve overall border security. It would eliminate the Visa Lottery and halt new applications for Chain Migration, but use those supposedly eliminated visas to bring in the backlog of more than 4 million foreigners, which could take 15-20 years.

    2) Gang of 6 Proposal — The Gang of 6 is led by former Gang of 8 members Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). It also includes a few other former Gang of 8 members, including Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Jeff Flake (R-Fla.). Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is also part of the group.

    Their proposal would grant an immediate amnesty to 3.2 million young-adult illegal aliens and their illegal-alien parents. It includes $1.6 billion for a border wall, but it restricts the funding to only making improvements to existing fencing. It fails to end Chain Migration and repurposes the Visa Lottery green cards, allowing half of them to be issued to foreigners from Lottery countries and the other half for TPS recipients.

    3) “Common Sense” Caucus — There are few details from this led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that includes moderate Republicans and Democrats.

    The Washington Times reported last night that the proposal would grant amnesty to the 1.8 million illegal aliens identified by the White House, authorize $25 billion for a border wall, but only appropriate about 10% of it, and make tweaks to the Visa Lottery and Chain Migration without reducing overall immigration numbers.

    4) McCain/Coons — Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have their own “skinny” proposal that would grant amnesty to 3.2 million illegal aliens and require a government study on the effectiveness of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. While the McCain/Coons proposal is unlikely to get anywhere, several Republican Senators have discussed a smaller deal that would trade a DACA amnesty for border security funding.

    4) Flake proposal — Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is proposing a fallback plan should the Senate fail to agree on anything. His proposal would pair a 3-year legislative extension of DACA with some border funding. This proposal could gain some serious momentum if none of the proposals listed above receive 60 votes.

    None of these proposals would fulfill Pres. Trump’s promise to immediately end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, to secure the border, and to make it easier to deport criminal aliens. Please call the Senate TODAY and tell them to oppose any proposal that doesn’t fulfill the President’s promises.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    Sorry N.C. Treepers but I am really starting to dislike Se. Tillis! (He’s on Senate tee-vee right now)

    https://www.senate.gov/ , then click on today’s date “Floor Webcast” or there is in yellow in the upper right hand corner, a little camera figure with “Live Floor Proceedings.”

    Or, of course, c-span.

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  10. Donna in Oregon says:

    Last time the Senate was deciding on granting Amnesty and those weasels in the Gang of Eight including Marco Rubio and John McCain were pushing hard for it. Made me so annoyed, I wrote every single Senator on the illegal alien issue and told them straight up it was their fault we have illegals because the border is not secure.

    Pissed off that I have to do it again. I know the Mexican Cartels are paying off these pack of weasels. If we didn’t have an FBI on the take we’d have an investigation into it and some politicians would be put in prison……

    Alas, no justice no peace.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I know Donna in Oregon. They are starting procedural votes to get started on it.

      We have the bill number of HR 2579 – And we have a name…..”Broader Options for America Act” ….BUT, we have no text yet.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Big Mama I feel the knives out. HR 2579. Which lobbying firm is writing the text?

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Don’t know yet. Will have to look at the donors to the originators/cosponsors when the bill is printed.

          Opie, my Jr. Senator (Lankford) today spoke of Four Pillars that Trump stated. That however, is still yet to be seen when the bill is printed! Also Opie mentioned a cap on spending per person/per day on illegals, of $500.00. I’m not sure what that would entail exactly, he did not specify. But, well, I’m a Science Major; but $500/person/day x 30 days = $15,000.00/month x 12 = $180K/year!!!! WTH!?!!

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  11. Sentient says:

    Saw this article http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/255020/how-cia-director-john-brennan-targeted-james-comey linked here https://twitter.com/Imperator_Rex3 The article sounds intriguing, although I don’t have time yet to read it all. It ties Brennan into the whole conspiracy – and I really don’t like Brennan.

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

    1st procedural vote passed. So, everybody needs to pay attention to the Senate this week.

    Senate adjourned until 10:00amEST tomorrow.

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    • JC says:

      Thank you so much, BMT, for all of your research, due diligence and links to important info. You are awesome.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Yes, Big Mama we have to act now because this is going to go fast. I wrote a letter below and have begun the process because President Trump is going to make them work.

      I will barely have time to refine this letter, what do we have a week?

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Hopefully, will know more tomorrow. It all depends on whether TurtleHead presents a take it or leave it situation like he did for the “Budget deal.”

        **I mentioned earlier, that both the Senate and the House are scheduled to be off next week. So, I expect the Senate to at leas try to get it passed and sent to the House this week. Hopefully there will be a written bill presented tomorrow.

        TurtleHead also likes to do amendments to amendments to amendments. (Yes that is a thing!) TurtleHead also likes to just read the bill numbers and/or the Senate calendar numbers on all this crap too! (In this respect he’s worse than the Crypt-Keeper (Hairy Reid) Guess that’s where TurtleHead gets his jollies.

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        • Donna in Oregon says:

          Thank you so much Big Mama. Tom Cotton was on the island and at 2017 Bilderberg. Langford, I made the mistake of listening to him speak on the issue more than once. Langford thinks he is a ginger-haired smooth talker, but his ideas stink of Globalism.

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    In one of my 100 letters that I have to send now because these jerks in the Senate have no sense of responsibility…….. Here are some thoughts on what a letter might look like. I always write the first one mean and then soften it. Make it less insulting and more professional. It takes some time to make it acceptable. I do have respect, I just have to work on it. This illegal alien stuff has been going on my entire life.

    Here goes:

    Dear Senator:

    Lady Liberty is a statute, she doesn’t have to live with the consequences of a lazy, careless and corrupt Federal government. Put the poem in a museum, and let us live in peace without being a retirement system for Third World squatters. That’s what they are. Our own government opens up our tax money to them as soon as possible, social programs, dump their kids in our schools and their diseases on our population. For three decades now. The Congress and the Senate created illegal aliens. It is your fault. Not mine.

    Holding America’s safety hostage with cute sayings like, “through no fault of their own” is a form of extortion. This is the most passive/aggressive maudlin slop ever. No deals until the border security is completed. Not agreed to, but completed. Finished. When drugs are no longer pouring into our country. When Drug Cartels aren’t running thousands of American cities. Until Congress and the Senate have completed those tasks there is nothing to negotiate. Ronald Reagan is still waiting for the first border security deal to be completed. So am I.

    Here’s an idea. We send DACA back with their families which brought them and they can help DACA ‘kids’ acclimate and adjust to THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. Problem solved.

    If ‘fault’ is the criteria, through no fault of my own, I have paid money that could have been spent on MY family. People that I love…..but instead, because the Congress and the Senate have failed to protect our ONLY home (the United States of America) we have this fake, illegal tax responsibility of illegal aliens.

    Build the wall. Secure the border. Remove illegal aliens. Quit taking money from Special Interests and making the American people pick up the tab for Third World invasions. Fix our roads and bridges instead. Try something new and different, spend American money on Americans.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      THAT is a great letter DonnaInOregon! You’re much nicer than I am. {snicker}
      (I keep it just nice/humerous enough to keep the Black Choppers from flying over my house!)

      Oh, and while you’re at it, send a copy to the White House. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Oh, thank you so much Big Mama! Means a lot coming from you. I have written the White House already but my letter was very nice to the President. Very respectful.

        I’ve already lost some by writing about Barack Obama and his cabal before President Trump was elected. We are dealing with dangerous people. No joke about the black helicopters and 6 ways from Sunday.

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  14. Patriot1783 says:

    Just watched opening of Westminster Dog Show…
    The National Anthem was just beautifully sung. Everyone was respectful, not a knee in site…man nor dog.

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  15. There were NO kneelers or sitters during the National Anthem at Westminster Dog Show tonight. Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan performed. Big difference from the NFL.

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  16. 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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  17. bessie2003 says:

    Saw this at the Watts Up With That website, it will be interesting to see how this demand by the EU pans out for countries making trade deals with the US.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/02/12/eu-trade-threat-paris-climate-ratification-in-all-future-trade-deals/

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  18. BigMamaTEA says:

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  19. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Technically this belongs in an Obama administration thread.

    Democrat Congresswoman Returns From Syria with Proof Obama Funded ISIS, Exposes It LIVE On CNN. (Guess who).

    http://homeinterior1.com/2018/02/07/democrat-congresswoman-returns-from-syria-with-proof-obama-funded-isis-exposes-it-live-on-cnn/

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