Friday July 13th – 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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280 Responses to Friday July 13th – Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      That’s interesting.

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    • Lucille says:

      Perhaps that will scotch (pun intended) the speculation that she was dissing him by not holding a state dinner in his honor. Oh, my, what am I saying!! Haters have to hate and they’ll still harp on how stupid, inadequate, babyish, blah, blah, blah our President is.

      Well, sorry you’re so ignorant, haters, but President Donald John Trump has been magnificent. Couldn’t be prouder of him and our First Lady.

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

    I find it very sad that Rep. Jim Jordan has felt the need for this:

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  3. Janie M. says:

    I subscribe to FDA email alerts and received this one today:

    FDA warns of imposters sending consumers fake warning letters
    Scammers are targeting consumers who have purchased medicines online

    July 13, 2018

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.
    Based on the agency’s experience with criminals posing as FDA employees, the FDA is concerned that these fake warning letters are linked to an international extortion scam. The FDA generally does not issue warning letters to individuals who purchase medicines online.


  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    Sd has written repeatedly about “information laundering” or whatever he calls it…..

    Well, according to this…..John Soloman at

    ………”Now, memos the FBI is turning over to Congress show the bureau possessed at least three versions of the dossier and its mostly unverified allegations of collusion.”……..

    Now, Soloman’s article title is “Did FBI get bamboozled by multiple versions of Trump dossier?”

    However; I contend it is intentional, therefore, I, would change that words “get bamboozled” into “Was” the FBI “juggling” or something different.

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  5. PotP says:

    Picture of the failed candidate HRC addressing the AFT (teacher’s union) today:

    Same cold, calculating eyes…

    Video of her screech, er “speech” at link, ugh


  6. Ausonius says:

    News item of “12 Million More Democrats Registered Than Republicans” showing the Dems with 40% and the rest of the electorate split between Republicans and Independents.

    I wrote elsewhere today:

    One can say that this “fake news,” but what if it is not? Yes, we know that the Dems are very energized by their HATE and that emotion can be a powerful motivator.

    We can hope that the 28% Independent category will lean our way, and maybe it will: will it lean enough to give majorities to Republican/Conservative candidates?

    Ultimate question: does the GOPe really want to win in 2018?


  7. Lucille says:

    A bear family takes a dip in our pool – Part III

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  8. Janie M. says:

    Question for anyone. I keep getting emails from The American Mirror and didn’t subscribe to this site. I duckducked it and found it is suppose to be a conservative site but this alone is insufficient for me. I am looking for accuracy/truth. Is anyone familiar with it?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Yes I am familiar. It’s run by Kyle Olson.Who is a younger Conservative, and has yet to really see his site take off. IMO doesn’t promote it enough; but then again, blogs are not for everyone, owners or participants.

      His most recent project, (which maybe where he’s been spending his time lately) is to produce a movie which should be coming out any time……

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, and also Janie, and anyone else…..this is election time. Primaries/run-offs are also still going on, then the 2018 General in November.

        One thing I’m beginning to see…….candidates are buying ads on sites I follow. Now, a lot of the ones I’m seeing right now may have the logo of a site I follow…but when you read further down it’s an ad to elect NewGuy, or the JoeBlow incumbant.

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      • Janie M. says:

        T.Y., BigMama. I am leery of getting emails from sites to which I don’t subscribe – spam/viruses are my primary concern. So I will be reading the next email as I had been sending them to my spam bin.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    I’m going to post some time-segments w/ my own transcription of the question here throughout the night…….if there is anybody good with clipping vid. segment from youtube or cspan….please feel free, I could use the help. I don’t do that often, therefore I seem to have to relearn each time. I read faster than I watch/listen to video.

    I’m shredding through the roughly 10 hrs of yesterday’s Judiciary/Oversight Hearing with Peter-Peter-Pumpkin-Eater (Strzok)

    It appears that Strzok was given some Hilldabeast privilege to go through his own text messages and give what was “related to FBI business” to the IG Horowitz.

    Chairman Goodlatte starts his questions at roughly 1:55:00 in. First he reiterates some questions that Gowdy had asked……but at approx. 2:00:00 this is asked….

    Goodlatte pointed out that Strzok and Page utilized a number of personal phones and accounts to communicate, and asked” if the agent had turned them all over to the government.”

    Strzok admitted that “no, he had not turned over all records of their communication.”

    Goodlatte pressed Strzok to “explain why that was?” Strzok said that “he, his attorney, and the Inspector General (Michael Horowitz) worked out a deal together.”


  10. BigMamaTEA says:

    Schmuckles started this, and all day long the looney left have been parroting…..(definitely a coordinated effort! Bastids! )


    • Minnie says:


      A lovely little Friday dump, a mere 3 days prior to the US President meeting with the Russian President.

      Nah, no coinky-dink there! /s

      Conclusion = the louder the left-tards screech the closer the target 🎯

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      They have been trying to stop this from happening all along. They are absolutely terrified. It’s going to happen. He, he.

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  11. FanGirl says:

    Happy CATURDAY EVE!!!

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

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  13. BigMamaTEA says:

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  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    At roughly 4:30:ish of the Hearing yesterday…….Rep. Steve Chabot )(R-OH) 11terms =22 years…
    started listing some more FBI Investigator’s names. Not sure of spelling, but do want to make sure we have noted these names for CTH. (I am guess at some of the spelling!)

    Greg Andress
    Rush Atkinson
    Kaley Freeny
    Andrew Goldstein
    Elizabeth Proloyer
    James Quarles

    Rep Chabot was speaking of the “9 of 16 FBI Investigators” who heavily donated to Clinton, DNC, Demonrats, etc.


  15. 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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  16. George Hicks says:

    I just had a chuckle I wanted to share…
    Right now, my wife is sitting on the bottom step of the basement stairs waiting for the laundry to be done. I yelled to her, “Why do you have to wait down there? It’s not like you’re at a laundromat!”
    It made me remember as a younger man when I used to go to a laundromat that had a large sign that read IF YOU’RE NOT HERE WHEN YOUR LAUNDRY IS DONE, YOU’RE CLOTHES MAY BE REMOVED BY WAITING CUSTOMERS.

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  17. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Texas sheriff’s deputy with ‘heart of gold’ to donate kidney to man in need

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  18. Ivehadit says:

    DC Whispers- Press Conference Today A Complete Clusterf*ck and They Know It


  19. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Southwest Virginia county becomes first to approve arming teachers
    Lee County is first public school district in state to arm teachers

    LEE COUNTY, Va. – Some teachers in Lee County, Virginia, will soon be coming to work with guns.

    The school board voted unanimously Thursday night to arm some of its educators.

    The board said this process has been a year in the making and has been met with majority support from teachers and parents.

    “The only way to fight a gun, if somebody comes through these doors with a gun to shoot our students, is with another gun,” said school board Chairman Michael Kidwell.

    “At least it gives us a chance. If we sat there and do nothing, I can’t sleep at night knowing that. But I’m going to feel at least we’re trying to do something,” said school board member Rob Hines.

    While the board voted unanimously, not everyone supported the measure.

    “The more guns that are out there, the more problems we are going to have,” said educator Beth Davies.

    But many Lee County teachers are willing to go face-to-face with a gunman if it means saving one of their students.

    “Sooner or later, it could happen and, like some of the board members said, we need to be prepared in case it does,” said Ronald Earley, a former Lee County teacher.

    The board said teachers will be armed starting this fall. The board said teachers will be armed starting this fall.

    Officials said there will be only a limited number of armed teachers and their names will not be publicly disclosed.

    Officials also said those teachers will go through a strict application, screening and training process.

    Great idea, I hope all Va. Schools arm their teachers.

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