Wednesday September 5th – 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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259 Responses to Wednesday September 5th – Open Thread

  1. duchess01 says:

    ‘G’ is for * GIGGLE *

    Andrew Klavan’s Leftese Dictionary: G is for…

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  2. BigMamaTEA says:

    —John Adams (1776)….
    “Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.”

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  3. BigMamaTEA says:

    Now, Sen. Sasse DOES NOT vote this way, and hasn’t shown any of this in practice, nor has he made any attempt to change this…….

    BUT; yesterday….he did say in his speech-time:

    ………”The real reason, at the end of the day, that this institution punts most of its power to executive branch agencies is because it is a convenient way for legislators to be able to avoid taking responsibility for controversial and often unpopular decisions. If people want to get reelected over and over and over again, and that’s your highest goal — if your biggest long-term thought around here is about your own incumbency — then actually giving away your power is a pretty good strategy. … And so, at the end of the day, a lot of the power delegation that happens from this branch is because the Congress has decided to self-neuter.”…………

    AND finished with this:

    …………..”So the question we have before us today is not what did Brett Kavanaugh think 11 years ago on some policy matter. The question before us is whether or not he has the temperament and the character to take his policy views and political preferences and put them in a box marked “irrelevant” and set it aside every morning when he puts on the black robe. The question is, “Does he have the character and temperament to do that?” If you don’t think he does, vote no. But if you think he does, stop the charades. Because, at the end of the day, I think all of us know that Brett Kavanaugh understands that his job isn’t to rewrite laws as he wishes they were. He understands that he’s not being interviewed to be a super legislator. He understands that his job isn’t to seek popularity. His job is to be fair and dispassionate. It is not to exercise empathy. It is to follow written laws”…………….

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      And in the midst of what was a very good speech, he just HAD to make a sniggering, snide, completely unnecessary remark about President Trump. It’s like he can’t help himself. Other than that, it was quite good.

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  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    Kavanaugh hearing…….the Demonrats are intentionally, IMO, confusing the issue of “Committee Privileged” of which those same Demonrat senators on the committee have access to; but are not “made public”.

    {some of those documents supposedly either were from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush WhiteHouse, and or have Kavanaugh personal information on them.}

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  5. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay…male treepers….????

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  6. 17CatsInTN says:

    Testing 1-2-3! Hope this works. Tried 3 times and it would not post my comment.

    Take 3:

    I’m leaving for vacay tomorrow, so no pics from the 17Cats household for a while. See y’all when I get back!

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  7. lurker2 says:

    I’m reading about the ill people who were flying on an Emirates A380 and landed at JFK. Health officials called it a “flu”, but passengers on board said that in addition to hearing lots of coughing and seeing people who were clearly unwell (and raking the airline for allowing them to board), some of the sick people were using the bathrooms for extended periods of time and rendered them “unusable”. Vomiting is usually only a flu symptom in little kids. Diarrhea is definitely not a flu symptom. So I’m wondering what these ill travellers have. They have just exposed the hundreds of other people on the flight to some nasty virus or bacteria. The ill people were not allowed to continue on to their destinations but the damage is already done. The A380 lower deck where the ill people were seated is like a slave ship.

    Photo of one ill traveler. Where do you think she’s from? I doubt she’s from Dubai, she probably connected there.

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    • lurker2 says:

      From the NY Post article: Rahan Chowdhury, 24, was waiting for seven relatives to disembark, including his sister and grandparents. SEVEN RELATIVES! Was he a visa lottery winner and now the entire extended family is here to live with him????


    • wondering999 says:

      lurker, I was just about to post this. While I don’t want to be a fraidycat, my tinfoil hat was recently adjusted… .

      ….and I recall that when a gentleman from Liberia, Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan, checked into a Texas hospital for “flu”, the CDC did not exactly rise to the occasion. The nurses sent to treat the lethally ill patient were not given full protective gear, but rather some getup that left their necks exposed to contagion. Two nurses eventually did get sick and while both of them recovered, it could have gone badly wrong.

      A relative of the man with Ebola, Youngor Jallah, was cleared to return to work in a nursing home before quarantine period was up! Fortunately she was a responsible citizen and stayed away (probably without pay? my question about this has never been satisfied)

      Make sure you have your chicken soup and other supplies in case we end up with a quarantine because the desperate people need a distraction.

      I don’t want to post this on the political thread — God forbid it gives some random wacko ideas — but I don’t trust the competence of the CDC, or the motivation of much of our “ruling class”. Be prepared, folks

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      • covfefe999 says:

        This is just bizarre.

        CBS reported The CDC had said earlier that about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane were being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever. Influenza takes time to incubate. How unlikely is it that 1/5 of the people on the flight are all symptomatic at the same time? NY Health Dept determined that only 19 of the people were actually ill. The rest of the 100 might be falling ill.

        Emirates’ home office has told U.S. officials it believes this incident was caused by food poisoning. If people were vomiting, and if people became ill on the flight, then this seems much more likely. But some passengers said that people were clearly ill BEFORE boarding the aircraft.

        The woman in the video in this article says some of the sick people had to “go to the bathroom” too. I’m sure she meant diarrhea. That’s definitely not a flu symptom.

        Something else is going on here.

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        • wondering999 says:

          Off to the grocery store to get broth, kleenex, I already have face masks and gloves… hopefully this is a big nothingburger, but it makes me feel calmer to have prepared for worst case scenarios

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          • covfefe999 says:

            I think it’s a good idea. I will be shopping in a few days, I will do the same.

            I’m thinking this illness is a better fit for the symptoms described. MERS – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

            Since MERS first emerged in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012, CDC has been working with global partners to better understand the nature of the virus, including how it affects people, and how it spreads. We recognize the potential for MERS-CoV to spread further and cause more cases in the United States and globally, and we are taking actions in preparation. […] Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The virus that causes MERS is called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. Human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate cold-like illnesses. However, MERS-CoV is different from any other coronavirus previously found in people. […] Some infected people had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, but most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe respiratory illness. They had fever, cough and shortness of breath. Others reported having gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea and nausea/vomiting, and kidney failure. MERS can even be deadly. Many people have died.

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          • covfefe999 says:

            This article calls the aircraft the “vomit plane”. Flu rarely causes vomiting in adults. I cannot imagine it was a flu.


            • thinkthinkthink says:

              Sounds almost like Cholera (which can be spread by contaminated food).
              Cholera is bacterial and does the most damage due to dehydration.

              Note, no matter what it is, people with poor nutritional status are going to have the worst symptoms.

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  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    Sen Stolen Valor (Blumenthal) just asked Kavanaugh (after repeating twice, Kamala DeVille’s tweet this last weekend, that Trump is an” un-indicted co-conspirator”)
    If Kavanaugh would recuse from anything regarding Trump, should it come before the Supreme Court.

    Then, Stolen Valor expressed that “he was troubled” that Kavanaugh refused to commit to recusal.

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Three Texas Doctors: We Saw Protesters Paid In Cash To Disrupt Brett Kavanaugh Hearing On Line To Enter”

    There is also video w/transcript within the article.

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

    Kavanaugh still going on.

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  11. 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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  12. nwtex says:

    Cool your jets! sheesh


  13. BigMamaTEA says:

    Kavanaugh Hearing recessed until 9:30 amEST tomorrow.

    Each committee member will have 20 minute rounds tomorrow.

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