Thursday March 14th – 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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239 Responses to Thursday March 14th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    How different . . .


    As a believer . . .

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  2. citizen817 says:

    The Last Refuge Retweet:

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Ohhhh! So cute and perfectly delightful! Thanks for this as I go to sleep!

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    • RevelationsisReal says:

      Oh poor baby… where’s mama when you need her!!! 🙂

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    • Jacaranda11816 says:

      Ok citizen817….I was ALREADY having a great
      day: Unseasonably gorgeous weather here in Swamp-metro area….just one more morning of boring volunteer training left before I start a 5-day stay-cation…and my daughter just brought home straight-A’s! But this video is truly awesome…worth viewing several times. Who couldn’t relate to this little guy?


  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Second Trumpet

    “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed” (Rev. 8:8,9).

    The blast of the second trumpet sends an object hurling out of the heavens that will destroy a third part of marine life, as well as a third part of the ships at sea. The Holy Spirit is careful to add that this heavenly body was “as it were a great mountain.” In other words, it was not a mountain as such, but had characteristics like a mountain—it was immense and had the appearance of solid rock. This could well be a description of an asteroid, which has many of the same features.

    An asteroid can range from a few feet in diameter to hundreds of miles across and everything in between. There are tens of thousands of them, orbiting the sun in what’s called a band asteroid belt. It is well known that asteroids frequently pass by the earth, normally at great distances. Here it seems apparent that the finger of God will supernaturally alter the course of one of these heavenly objects. If a large asteroid were to pass through our atmosphere, we would probably describe it the same way that John did, as a mountain burning with fire.

    The Apostle John then observed that this massive missile was cast into the sea. In all probability, this is the Mediterranean Sea since the second bowl judgment of Revelation 16 will be far more extensive and destructive to the oceans of the world. It has been said, “The steps of God from mercy to judgment are always slow, reluctant, and measured.” At this stage of the trumpets, God’s judgments will still be tempered with mercy so as to give men an opportunity one last time to repent and turn to Him in faith; the full scope of His fury will be unleashed later, in the bowl judgments. The surface area of the Mediterranean Sea is roughly nine hundred sixty-five thousand, three hundred (965,300) square miles, a third of which would be three hundred twenty-one thousand, seven hundred sixty-seven (321,767) square miles. Once again, to give you some idea as to the extent of this second judgment, the area of the Mediterranean affected would be greater than the State of Texas.

    An asteroid, or whatever this enormous object is, falling into the Mediterranean Sea will be catastrophic. John is very careful to point out that before the death of marine life, “the third part of the sea became blood,” reminiscent of Egypt again, when God supernaturally turned the water into blood (Ex. 7:20). Multiply that miraculous event a hundredfold, and you have some idea of the severity of this judgment. Men will undoubtedly look on in horror as the sea turns to crimson.

    The apostle then adds, “And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died.” The death of marine life will not cause the bloody sea; to the contrary, the bloody sea will kill the marine life. Creatures of the sea such as fish, dolphins, and turtles will be unable to survive in these conditions. The result will be death on a grand scale! If you’ve ever gone fishing, you know that one dead fish on the water’s edge is enough to drive you to another fishing spot. Imagine millions of fish floating on the surface of the water; the stench will be unbearable, as it was in Egypt (Ex. 7:21).

    “And the third part of the ships were destroyed.” An asteroid a mile wide, hitting the earth at 30,000 miles per hour would produce 10 to 50 million times the energy of the atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. It would “flatten everything for 100 to 200 miles out from ground zero.” The carnage will be incomprehensible as many shipyards will be totally wrecked. Those ships at sea within the range of this blast will capsize and be swept away by the ensuing tidal waves. The aftermath of this judgment will devastate the fishing industry and hamper world shipping and trade on an unprecedented scale. It will be a financial disaster for hundreds of ports of call that rely on tourism.

    As we are already witnessing, the Lord will be like a mighty man of war in the day of battle, with a military strategy that will make the warmongers of this world tremble (Isa. 42:13). With just two blasts of the trumpets, He will decimate trade and commerce on both land and sea.

    This article is an excerpt from Volume 2 of Pastor Paul Sadler’s commentary on the book of Revelation.

    By Pastor Paul M. Sadler

    Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
    9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

    Exodus 7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

    Exodus 7:21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

    Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

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    • MAJA says:

      In the sj merc today, regarding the recent murder of a San Jose woman by an illegal, article below.

      Sanctuary for illegals is becoming a very hot potato in silicon valley. Funny how the lib culture is being dismantled. The university scandal has deep roots here, Warren going after the social media fascists, and now this article on the same day Newsom shows compassion to the worst of the worst while good people are left heartbroken and destroyed. Sh$t’s getting real!!!

      Funny isn’t it, that the dems and rinos underfund ice and dhs to meet the problem head on, keep the borders open, don’t give ice adequate notice, declare the county a sanctuary, and them blame ice for it. Was aoc in San Jose today? Same lack of thought process.

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  6. nwtex says:

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    • nwtex says:

      RELATED: List of death row inmates in California
      California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a moratorium on executions in the state. Here are some notable inmates out of more than 700 people on the nation’s largest death row.
      Updated 3 hours ago


      (this list does not include the crimes they committed as the twitter article did-nwtex)

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Yeah, don’t read about these guys and their crimes – it will make you sick. Too bad they couldn’t have had a swift and speedy execution – kinda like the one they gave their victims. Newsom is pathetic.

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        • Mandy says:

          Justice delayed is justice denied.

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        • cthulhu says:

          I’d feel more merciful if their victims’ deaths were swift and speedy.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            cthulhu…that’s the exact line that we draw here in Oklahoma, when it’s Death Penalty vs Life in Prison. Most of ours on Death Row , their VICTIMS died horrendous deaths.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              I see where my early 60s resident state (Go Jarman Jr Hi!) is getting around the problem of obtaining the drugs needed to send these folks into the Great Beyond by moving to executions by using nitrogen gas. It’s humane as it doesn’t activate brain centers that create panic when oxygen levels drop, the target just gets sleepy and slips into the eternal sleep.

              Whiners can’t really complain that it’s inhumane as the meat industry uses it in some mass poultry slaughter operations. The room full of chickens just go nite-nite and wake up covered in tasty Popeyes batter. I don’t propose these miscreant miserable excuses for humans become a menu item but being pre-basted in NO2 they’d compost faster and might serve to green the grass in some public park, finally paying some small part of their debt to society.

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        • amwick says:

          Something I read long ago… just a mention… It costs more to execute a person than it does to have them spend the rest of their lives in prison. Now, of course, there are a lot of factors that go into this.. but just the idea that it may be true always amazed me. SMH


          • olderwiser21 says:

            Am – I have heard this as well and would like to see the actual stats on that because I wouldn’t be surprised if this is total propaganda. It just doesn’t compute. Besides, costs be damned, it is swift justice we are after.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              IMO….that is propaganda! I’m from a Death Penalty YES state…and that sounds like bunk to me.
              We’re getting ready to re-install the gas chamber…there has been so much difficulty with “humane injection” (not enough supply, etc.) Hellz, we have authority to use Old-Sparky in our State Constitution!

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              • Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

                Well Mamma Tea, any sizable rocks in your state? Remember in the Old Testament they stoned people for violating the Mosaic Law. There is good old fashioned hanging, and a firing squad. Virginia still has Old Sparky.

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        • piper567 says:

          older, whenever I hear folks say the death penalty is not a deterrent, my thought is it would be if it were carried out within 24 hrs of the sentencing.
          I believe such procedure was the original intent.
          And I think today’s tech makes mistaken identity somewhat unlikely.
          I suppose this argument can be shot down by mentioning not all prosecuting Attorneys
          are sufficiently competent to ensure valid trials.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Try guessing how we feel when we have to deal with them first person, close up. You don’t find many cops who are against the death penalty. When Utah welcomed the death penalty back in 1977 by executing POS Gary Gilmore I think the majority of LEA in northern Utah volunteered for the firing squad.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “a moratorium on executions in the state.”

        Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        This one does but only lists those on death row who have Wikipedia pages. Is this some country or not, someone on death row gets his/her own Wiki page?


  7. Garrison Hall says:

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  8. dogsmaw says:

    Happy Pi Day!!

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  10. nwtex says:

    Watching situations like this make me uneasy, very uneasy, as I can’t stand to see animals in distress or being worried…..regardless of the outcome.
    But, obviously, I did watch this time. And actually, if truth be told, also a couple of days ago when a hero!)police officer helped free a doggie that was caught up in what looked to be an awning of somekind.

    This is an amazing video. Blessings to the man and his doggie as well as to two that were in need of help.

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  11. Robert Smith says:

    If I let politics interfere with music, I’d be listening to test tones lie the lapsed audiophile I used to be.


    One of my favorite groups from a particular time period, Blondie: Heart of Glass. Here are two making of videos on the song. As the videos allude to from the height of analog 24 track audio production.

    With the original producer and Blondie Band members:
    Building Up Blondie’s Heart of Glass

    An in-depth analysis of the multitrack magic by some youtube dude:
    Blondie – Heart Of Glass – making of documentary.

    The whole song (official release video):

    I prefer this one:

    With the youtube comment:

    2 years ago (edited)
    ‘Debbie, do you have any choreography planned??’

    ‘Yea, i’m gonna swirl this pink scarf’

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  12. nwtex says:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I’d never hire one. Too much weird baggage.

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      • amwick says:

        Jamie Shupe was a famous trans person M to F. He was on the Ingraham Angle the other day… and basically he came out and said it was all bs… that after all his celebrity etc, he was a dude… Very interesting and authentic person. He said that he was used and then excoriated…

        Here is one article when before he had a personal reckoning..

        His segment on the Angle.

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        • amwick says:

          BTW he has paid a heavy price for all of this,,, He had hormone treatments, but not actual surgery… His health has suffered as a result, and I believe he is trying to help other people…

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          • smurfette says:

            Before the transgender experiment which means thwarting the reproductive cycle.. there was gay phenomenon. I believe today that both are manufactured through science experiments on DNA or something equally globalist in nature for population control. The Clowns-In-America (CIA) were conducting all sorts of nefarious experiments which many army vets know first hand about but are threatened from exposing. Chelsea Manning.

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          Americans see sex and gender as the same thing. They aren’t. Sex is a biological category while gender is a social category. In most cases they are in alignment, making it easy for us to see “maleness” and “femaleness” as binary opposites when, in reality, they aren’t at all.

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          • amwick says:

            OH, yes…TY… As a matter of fact, I spent some time looking for a legal definition.. and the more I read, well, it isn’t all that clear.. but I came across a couple definitions that distinguished between sex and gender… This is about Scott Adams and the issue of trans people in sports..


          • Mandy says:

            In that FABULOUS video by Paul Joseph Watson on the collapse of our civilization, the ‘gender fluidity’ issue was included. Did you realize this is actually one of the HALLMARKS of a collapsing civilization? Just MORE evidence that ours is in mid collapse.

            A Camille P presentation was used for that segment, and she ALSO pointed out that once this idiocy of male/female confusion happens, the civilization that is going to ‘take over’ begins massing ‘at the edges’ of the one they’re about to overwhelm.

            Now take a look at our southern border…

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  13. andyocoregon says:

    CNN and Media Matters are at war with Tucker Carlson. They’ve temporarily caused several key advertisers to leave his show. Brian Stelter at CNN is livid because Tucker called him a Eunuch last night, ha ha. Like I told my wife, he’d get bleeped if he called Stelter what he really is which is an a****le. But he doesn’t get bleeped when he calls him a Eunuch.

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  14. Garrison Hall says:

    Dog truth . . . Happy Cursday, Treepers . . . 🙂

    I put my fly-rod up and found a comfortable spot to watch the stars come out. Nellie came to sit beside me. I scooted around and put my head on her back, using her for a headrest, but she didn’t seem to mind. Cold air swept above us, yet near the ground it did not feel too bad. We watched the planets appear, then the stars. The sky grew darker until each star stood out, white against black against the gray of the mountaintops. Nellie remained stationary, only her nose sniffing into the wind. She did not budge for an hour, and by that time the stars had eaten into the blackness, shuddering white in a cold sky.

    —From Home Waters by Joseph Monninger

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  15. Mandy says:

    posting it again because it is essential listening.

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  16. dogsmaw says:

    ‘Boys’ Just Wanna Have Fun Eh?

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  17. citizen817 says:

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  18. millwright says:

    Its the “Ides of March ” and everoyone from media, to Congress to the federal bureaucratx – investigative, prosecutorial and judicial – are honing their knives for President ‘Trump ! His ” high crimes and misdemeanors ” ? 1) By being a wealthy citizen that earned his wealth before entering into politics ! 2) Winning the Presidency by drawing the support from the ‘ little people ‘ in ” flyover country ” ! 3 ) By honoring ( or at least attempting to ) his pledges to his constituency to put them back to work, improve our economy, restructure our position on political and economic issues in the world and seek equitable negotiations with all of the nation’s wetrade with . 4) Being – in two short years – successful at meeting his pledges . IOW, President Trump’s only ” criminal act ” is to expose the ” deep state ” for the pervasuaive, venal and corrupt cabal it is !

    In the same vein, ask yourself why are so many states and the federal government seeking so assidiouslly to identify, constrain or ban the private ownership of firearms at a time when our borders are being assaulted by aliens, drugs are poisoning our citizens and violent felons are loosed upon us ? For nearly a half-century every gun – restricting law has proposed or imposed restrictions upon law-abiding citizen access to or use of firearms ; not criminals’. Now the “Silly-Con Valley ” tech moguls arae susing their monopoly to delimit both our first and second amendment rights with the tacit permission of the extant bureaucracy . Our Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Nineth and Ten Amendmendments are tattered by decades of judicial “lawfare ” !


  19. dogsmaw says:

    NY Mob War?

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  20. smiley2 says:

    harsh reality…CATCH & RELEASE in OVERDRIVE

    at the US-Mex Border…

    ICE Union : “Thousands of Illegal Aliens Are Being Released Into U.S.” With “Catch and Release In Overdrive”

    March 13, 2019

    agents at the border are overwhelmed by mass, unchecked illegal immigration into the U.S.A.

    the ICE union has sent a letter to PDJT this past week re the Catch & Release program whereby agents are “forced to release illegal aliens en masse to make space for new border-crossers who, likewise, will be released.”

    excerpts of the letter and an audio, in the article…as well as more details about this mess..

    ..just as one example…between 500-700 aliens were brought to an ICE border office by BP agents on a daily basis for the sole purpose of being given the release document that will allow them to be released into the USA.


    at this rate, it’s projected that illegal crossings for 2019 will be more than 3 times what they were in 2017, and double what they were for 2018.

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  22. nwtex says:

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  23. smiley2 says:

    …with a twist…

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  24. dogsmaw says:

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  27. Dora says:

    John Lavery (1856-1941) The Green Sofa (n.d.).

    In a life less ordinary, Lavery became the quintessential cosmopolitan after leaving Ireland in
    his youth, when both parents died in tragic circumstances.

    Mixed with the great and the good, and became a freeman of Dublin and Belfast.

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  28. citizen817 says:

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  29. smiley2 says:

    Two For Thiebaud (Pies)



    Robert Townsend ~ American (b. 1974) ~ Contemporary~ American Pop Art


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  30. Dora says:

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  32. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
    Psalms 23:6 (KJV)

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  33. hard masada says: VIDEO MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE…..
    How many of these ?students? got to college through Merit or By Mommy n Daddy’s checkbook? This is what America’s future looks like~~and to top it off they think they’ll be able to do this kinda of stuff under Socialism/Fascism. HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHA

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  34. getfitnow says:

    “Hope and Change” redo.

    FTA – Beto is missing one important thing, though: an actual reason to run.

    You don’t need to be a policy wonk to be president, but O’Rourke’s allergy to specifics is worsened by his refusal to give voters any real clue of his guiding ideology. If O’Rourke is not going to get specific, the least he can do is get general. Unless he does, he won’t add anything of value to the Democratic race other than platitudes, which are hardly in short supply.

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  35. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  36. henry says:

    Crusade of Tears: Children’s Crusade for Peace: How globalists sell whole generations into slavery

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  37. Dora says:

    I love this song. 🙂

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  38. Dora says:

    Rudy seems to be having trouble ridding himself of his latest wife. What a scene they caused!


    Rudy Giuliani, Judith Nathan blasted for turning divorce hearing into ‘circus’

    A moody Giuliani grumbled, hollered and cussed his way through a contentious Manhattan divorce court hearing Wednesday.

    “I have no desire to remain married to her for one more day,” the former-Hizzoner huffed outside the courthouse.

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  39. Something alil different this morning..
    And Good Morning & God Bless Everyone from the Beach in SENC..

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  40. swampratterrier says:

    Surprise surprise the DEEP STATE UNI-PARTY announces the College Fraud Bust right as the Communist-Democrat Party is re-writing the college funding bill!!!!!!!

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  41. BigMamaTEA says:

    ARGH!@! NOW the RINOS!!!!! Alexander(RINO-TN) pouring it on thick…..quotes the Constitution……Where were YOU LAMAR during the Obama Administration????!!!!

    Now, here comes a demonrat…..quoting the Constitution! HA!!!!

    ***Well, this may have a extra affect…..I have never, now going on 15 yrs of doing this, seen so many, Uniparty….even saying the WORD Constitution; let alone cite from it.

    Every a.m. senate tee-vee starts with their “song” then the Pledge and then Prayer. During Prayer this am, I said to myself…..they really need an EXORCIST !

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  42. sarasotosfan says:

    WOW! Shots fired!

    On Day one of the Lisa Page testimony, Rep. Gowdy appeared to uncover Operation Crossfire Hurricane was launched on the basis of ONE interview and Page was not allowed to state whether that interview occurred inside or outside the U.S. because it would have potentially revealed investigative equity.

    It now appears, in the wake of the Weissmann firing, the single source was John Brennan!

    Get your popcorn people!

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  43. phattcat says:

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  44. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
    The EXPONENTIAL Events Which Will Lead Up To The Anti-Christ’s 666 Global State!

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  45. jx says:

    Victor Davis Hanson: AOC Democrats Want ‘Maoist’ Cultural Destruction, Not Just Socialist ‘Redistribution’

    There’s always a choice — the conservative intellectuals say no — but it always is a Manichean choice in our system, and in 2020, it’s going to be not just socialism of redistribution and high tax rates, a wealth tax, abolition of student debt, it’s going to be more of a Maoist all-inclusive let’s tear down statues, let’s rename streets, let’s tear down Christopher Columbus’s images, let’s tear down the wall on the southern border, let’s abolish ICE and ban the internal combustion engine, let’s let 16-year-olds vote. It’s kind of Maoist that we’re trying to destroy the middle class and the traditions of America as we’ve understood them.

    Cortez is the shock, the Democrat/RINO’s the counter-shock. Two steps forward, one step back. Beware the Fabians’ machinations.


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