Tuesday August 21st – 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 Tuesday August 21st – Open Thread

  1. MarcusZ1967 says:

    I tried to do a search and see if this was ever posted. Didn’t find it so….


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    • jbt says:

      Truly some sinister evil doers at work – as we suspected – over decades. Can only guess the Trump Team has this in their possession.
      Certainly a battle of the Titans that will go down in history; and we, the people, are the army wearing white. MAGA! and stay informed!

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        ” Can only guess the Trump Team has this in their possession.”

        Oh yeah. Where is Jeff Sessions on this?

        To President Donald Trump; National Security Concern

        “…This is a dangerous blueprint for the people who are attacking this Presidency, and we beg the representative legislature to disallow such unprecedented threat to America’s national security.

        Talking and complaining to ourselves on this artificial world of web forums is right where these megalomaniacs want us to be that’s why this document should go viral and be heard by The President and The White House; the final point where these attacks are designed to hurt.

        Mr. President, the raw document has been obtained by The Washington Free Beacon through a confidential memorandum from a Media Matters meeting in Jan 2017. Being a long white page document, it didn’t take the public attention as it deserved.


        ” the Trump Team”


    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      ” if this was ever posted”

      I have posted links to another website that lists it since early this year, but never directly.



  2. Lucille says:

    A few office jokes….

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    • Lucille says:

      When I googled the picture, this is what popped up…Conservative artist A. Branco’s painting “Freedom’s Battle” visualizes the very real battle between freedom and tyranny.

      On the same results page is an ad for Amazon selling the Hammer and Sickle communist flag of the USSR. Boycott Amazon.


  3. Bendix says:

    Someone like Brennan should never retain a security clearance, because of the fact he was an epic failure in his government positions. No company with any legitimate business wants to hire a failure, if they want him they are up to no good.
    Take the deceptively named “opioid crisis”. I say deceptive, because we are talking about two separate issues, the abuse of oxycontin or oxycodone or hydrocodone or whatever the heck it is called, which is a homegrown problem which has been around for quite a while, is a serious problem, and deserves attention.
    Then there is the issue of heroin. Two separate and distinct problems, overlapping, but the heroin epidemic is relatively recent and becoming more widespread than the other.
    I knew what was happening with heroin, that the country was being flooded with a cheap and plentiful supply of this narcotic, since about 2012.
    Our politicians didn’t seem to be aware of the problem until about 2016, when Americans in the hardest-hit areas appealed for help.
    John Brennan was in government positions related to national security, since about 2009.
    We all know the profound amount of information being collected on Americans in the name of “security”, yet Brennan sat around while heroin flowed in over our wide-open border. I knew it was coming in through Mexico; surely he and BO knew before I did.
    Then there was that first wave of “unaccompanied minors” arriving on top of trains, etc.
    Brennan rose to his top position in 2013, I believe, and shortly after that, there was a “humanitarian crisis, which just so happened kept our border agents busy babysitting minors in their twenties.
    So, Brennan has either been a total flop at his national security responsibilities, sitting idly by as this scourge afflicted America, because he didn’t care and had other priorities; he was completely ignorant of what was happening (which seems to me to be impossible); or, the CIA was complicit in the heroin influx.
    It would not be the first time the CIA was involved with drugs.
    I can’t see any other possibilities beyond those three I’ve outline. Brennan’s performance rating is either F or worse.
    Why should such a man be given access to do more damage, after he has already allowed the American people to suffer nearly irreparable damage on his watch? He should be paying back every penny he already made off of us, not be allowed to further enrich himself at our expense.

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    • Bendix says:


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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Bendix, I find it very upsetting that Brennan claims to be Irish.

      Very upsetting.

      Irish wishes for Brennan:

      Droch chrích ort.

      Imeacht gan teacht ort

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “since about 2012. Our politicians didn’t seem to be aware of the problem until about 2016,”

      Another major contributing factor between 2012-2016 was the crackdown on the diversion of pharmaceutical grade opiates that was being abused. People who knew the dosages of what they were consuming turned to heroin when the pharmaceuticals dried up and the overdose deaths skyrocketed, especially when the heroin was laced with fentanyl.

      Thanks, Avi Israel. If you would have locked up the guns in your home, your (known to you by your admission on WBEN-AM) suicidal son Michael would not have been able to kill himself with it. You blamed that on hydrocodone to NYS government – when he was also on Zanax and Cymbalta (the anti-depressant with a suicide warning). Blame the opiates for your negligence.


  4. dbethd says:

    Little fuzzy on the quality, but I couldn’t find an original. This is just a screenshot from Instagram. I just really like the photo.

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  5. Jim Barker says:

    Just tried to donate and the paypal button has disappeared. Now just a small square with an x in it. strange.


  6. Les Standard says:

    Notice how many times Mueller’s name is mentioned in the link. The cabal is cornered with few options. Be afraid of the cabal….

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    • anniefannie says:

      Not only should the FBI be disbanded, so should DOJ. There is no justice, no fidelity, no bravery and no integrity in either organization. For at least 25 years, these two agencies have become legal violators of the law. Sad for our country. The intertwining of this cesspool is amazing. Term limits, elimination of career status for ALL DC agencies are necessary if we are to avoid a second civil war.


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      “Between 1998 and 2017, Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.”-


      “You may be saying to yourself, OK, who cares? Who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman?Apparently, someone does, because someone out there cares so much that they’ve “purged” all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals Court dockets (?). Someone out there cares so much that even the internet has been “purged” of all information pertaining to Barsoomian.”

      *Check.* Good thing I have all those old court documents, huh! There are copies, in all formats, scattered all over this country with people I trust should something happen to me.

      “Historically, this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative. Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. Although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney, her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH.gov. The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health. This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities.”

      *Maybe* But at the moment, Barsoomian is head of the S.E.C.

      Oh, and we’re not just talking “FISA Abuse, political espionage….. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others did it” at least multiple murders for the Clintons and Obama (using his hitman Brennan) plus Sedition and Treason. Then lesser crimes working down from there for all of the Clintonistas.

      If it’s not over there to the right side of this blog under “Chose a Topic” which is the CTH searchable data base on this website…… it’s on either CTH scribd account, or my scribd account, or at my lawyers office or my safety deposit box or with POTUS, or with a bunch of my rowdy friends scattered across this country.

      Don’t worry. Thanks for the post. But I’ve been off-site archiving for going on 13 years now. (And went to LittleRock several times to get court docs.)

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        You ROCK, BigMamaTea! I remember reading about this parasitic woman and her dirty deeds here on CTH and I thought Sundance posted a thread on her but nothing shows up when I search here for “Barsoomian”, Lisa Barsoomian, etc. But someone, Was it you? posted information on her and all I could think of was WOW! These scumbags certainly hang together and never get arrested, charged, etc. I certainly hope this changes in the near future. I can wait til after the mid-terms but even if we gain seats and stronger control of Congress or we lose seats, We the Deplorables want justice served and we want it served HOT! Be safe but vigilant.

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  7. Dora says:

    What an amazing picture!

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  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    I like this story. It is a feel good story, someone is taking on George Soros and that is music to my ears 🙂

    The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets.

    Bannon’s ambition is for his organization ultimately to rival the impact of Soros’s Open Society, which has given away $32 billion to largely liberal causes since it was established in 1984.

    Over the past year, Bannon has held talks with right-wing groups across the continent from Nigel Farage and members of Marine Le Pen’s Front National (recently renamed Rassemblement National) in the West, to Hungary’s Viktor Orban and the Polish populists in the East. -Daily Beast

    In other words, everyone who doesn’t like largely unchecked human trafficking of migrants into Europe via Soros-funded NGOs which operate throughout the Mediterranean.


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  9. kea says:

    Nabisco’s animal crackers uncaged after 116 years


    Wow Peta you really showed them….

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  10. Patriot1783 says:

    Illegal immigrant held on Mollie Tibbitts murder.
    Love and prayers to her family and friends:



  11. BigMamaTEA says:

    The gall!!!!! On Senate tee-vee….Sen Mark Warner (D-VA-2020) (unless we can get him in jail before that seat comes up) just had the nerve to put an Amdt forward (maybe getting a vote tonight) to put in the mini-bus bill the senate will vote on this week….to remove the ability of a POTUS to remove Security Clearances from those who have them!

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    • auscitizenmom says:


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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      I cannot stand Warner, who is a sleazy blankety blank. This was his latest attempt at controlling the narrative. TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind Masters of the Universe Crackdown on Speech

      Twitter this week suspended InfoWars host Alex Jones for seven days for what it said were violations of its policies, following Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify’s simultaneous banning last week.

      It is not clear what prompted those platforms to suddenly take collective action, but it came about one week after Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, led a charge threatening new regulation of social media companies who cannot stop bad actors from using their platforms.

      Two weeks ago, on July 30, a white paper authored by Warner’s staff was leaked to Axios, which blamed major social media firms for allowing Russians to interfere with the 2016 elections and outlined 20 proposals for regulating social media firms.

      “Government has failed to adapt and has been incapable or unwilling to adequately address the impacts of these trends on privacy, competition, and public discourse. Armed with this knowledge, it is time to begin to address these issues and work to adapt our regulations and laws,” the white paper said.

      Non-partisan tech experts called his proposals impractical. “The proposals in the paper are wide ranging and in some cases even politically impossible, and raise almost as many questions as they try to answer,” wrote Mathew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review’s chief digital writer. [for rest of article see the below URL]



    • Donna in Oregon says:

      i know I watched it too Mama Tea. I was going to write them, (Burr and Warner). Then I remembered Warner’s texting with Oleg Deripaska.

      I wonder if Oleg Deripaska’s lobbyist, Senator Warner’s buddy Adam Waldman is going to appear before Senator Grassley…


      Tying up the loose ends here:


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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

    Also on senate tee-vee….Senator Grassley, is STILL a gift to us; even though he is in his 7th Senate term, and is going to turn 85 next month! He’s sharper than some half his age up there.

    All morning long….Demonrats were whining on senate tee-vee about records on Nominee Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. (This is just a stall tactic – even Sen. Thune spoke earlier about the Judicial Committee having almost 1 M. pages of background on Kavanaugh, which is more material recv’d for the last 5 nominees combined!)

    Grassley came out, and for the record, pointed out that some of the material the Demonrats are demanding is committee-specific which would mean that it might have banking info, and Social Security numbers, and other personal info, and that the Demonrats know this! Other than that, the Demonrats have access to all the other info that is not JudiciaryCommmittee-specific, and a lot of those Demonrats demanding access to records are already “on the record” as going to vote “NO” anyway.

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Welfare fraud …

    Looks like if you want to find some, try looking first at the welfare agencies themselves:

    Florida Welfare Agency Fires 31 Employees for Food Stamp Fraud


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  17. 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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  18. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    This was amazing about the woman who survived a horrible road rage attack on her. She needs our prayers as she now has PTSD. Woman saves her own life during road rage attack on I-5

    Aubrey Bowlin, an experienced motorcyclist, nearly lost her life when a driver with extreme road rage attacked her on I-5. (Aubrey Bowlin)

    Aubrey Bowlin, 24, never thought she’d find herself in a fight for her life — much less a fight that began with road rage — while commuting home from work on her motorcycle.

    It was a rainy February afternoon, and Bowlin was headed home on I-5 to get ready for a date that evening. An experienced motorcycle rider, Bowlin has commuted on I-5 for the last five years, and is used to the typical stop-and-go traffic of rush hour.

    The first signs of road rage trouble started near Milton, when a car got right up on Bowlin’s tail and stopped within just feet of her bike. Bowlin does not believe she flipped the driver off, but she said that she did make a “What are you doing?” gesture to him.

    What happened next, however, was road rage to the extent Bowlin had never in her life witnessed.

    “The one time I leave a little too much space for the car in front of me, he then proceeds to go onto the shoulder and try to ram me with his car on the passenger side of his car, on the left side of my bike and with my left leg, into the cars … to the right of us, which would be considered the fast lane,” she told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson.

    The driver, identified as 60-year-old Bruce Jones, repeated this action a couple of times, as Bowlin tried to get away. Jones’ wife was in the passenger seat the entire time; Bowlin observed that she had a shocked expression.

    While stopped in the next slowdown, Bowlin could not believe what she saw in her mirror. Jones had stopped his car and was coming toward her. She put her kickstand down, preparing for a fight.

    Bowlin knew already that a physical fight would be heavily weighed against her. Not only did Jones have several inches of height on her, but she was wearing a tracksuit that did not allow her to move very easily.

    Jones first hit her with a chest bump, to which Bowlin retaliated with a head butt, sending him into the guard rail.

    “He had his hands on me and I was trying to shimmy out of that, and he just wasn’t letting me go,” she described.

    He tried to rip her helmet off, and the way he shook her head, she said, “felt exactly the same” as a dog shaking a toy in its mouth.

    “I think his motive was to try to take my helmet off so that he could further hurt my head,” she said.

    In the fetal position against the barrier as Jones weighed down on her, Bowlin began to slip in and out of consciousness due to the tightness of her helmet’s chin strap. Bowlin realized in her lucid moments that Jones was going to choke her to death.

    “If he had gotten my helmet off, I would’ve been dead,” she said.

    It was at this point that Bowlin suddenly remembered that she had a firearm. She knew that she had to save her life.

    “It was me or him,” Bowlin said. “And I was coming home.”

    She managed to pull her gun out of her jacket and fire, hitting Jones in the abdomen.

    “It was pretty intense; I never thought that I would have to be put into this situation,” she said. “I’ve never wanted to use my firearm to defend myself.”

    By now, other drivers were stopped and getting out to help Bowlin as she crawled away, throwing up. Compassionate toward her attacker, she told them to help Jones, who was lying on the ground a few feet away.

    Jones died of the injury. Bowlin knew that she had done no wrong, but it did not stop her from worrying that the law — as well as people on social media — would judge her otherwise.

    “I was fighting for my life, and that’s what the whole point of having a concealed weapons permit and having a firearm is — to solely defend your life, because I thought he was going to take mine,” she said.

    The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office soon after cleared Bowlin of any blame in the case. Still, the past six months have not been easy for her. Post-traumatic stress disorder is constantly with Bowlin.

    “The physical injuries have healed, but it’s now the emotional ones that are with me, every second of every day,” she said.

    Therapy is helpful, but it is the “most expensive thing I’ve seen, to date,” she said. Because of this, her family and friends have set up a GoFundMe page for Bowlin to help with the costs of counseling.

    Each day is a struggle, but Bowlin is determined to move on.

    “It’s not only myself I have to deal with; I have this pain on my family,” Bowlin said through tears. “My family has to think about daily that they could have lost their only daughter.”


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  19. dogsmaw says:

    FDA Statement

    Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new resource guide to support responsible opioid prescribing for pain management in animals



  20. This is two years old. How much has changed ? We need to be ready to kick some butt


  21. dogsmaw says:

    Well I went outside to greet the sun this morning, and what do you think I heard…brought back alot of memories of practice practice practice and more practice for the football game on Friday night. Support your local team…yeah Blue and Gold

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