Monday January 27th – 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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62 Responses to Monday January 27th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

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    • Rhi says:

      Thanks Dan D, always enjoy you daily scripture. I thought I’d share another of JD’s prophesy updates fro today, first couple minutes concerns two police officers shot here and prayers for the families and pastor Skip.

      Did y’all know Netanyahu and Gantz (sp?) coming Tuesday and talk of the Peace Deal to be revealed?
      Also discusses the Schiff show/ impeachment and Netanyahu’s indictment relative to the coming New World Order. Biblical perspective for hope …


  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A Case of Mistaken Identity

    Did you hear about the 911 operator who one day answered a call from a frantic-sounding man who said, “My wife is in labor and her contractions are only a minute apart!” When the operator asked, “Is this her first child?” the man replied, “No, you idiot, this is her husband!” A clear case of mistaken identity!

    We often see another case of mistaken identity when men read Paul’s words in I Timothy 3:16:

    “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

    Most commentaries insist that Paul is speaking about the Lord Jesus, and it’s true He was God “manifest” in the flesh (Jo.1:14). But it wasn’t a “mystery” that God would be manifest in the flesh of the Lord Jesus, it had been prophesied (Isa. 7:14 cf. Mt. 1:23). Paul is actually talking about “the church, which is His Body” (Eph. 1:22,23). Today God is manifest in our flesh (II Cor. 4:10,11). This was “a great mystery” (Eph. 5:32), hence “great is the mystery of godliness!” The word “godly” means God-like, and Christ wasn’t like God, He was God! We’re the ones who are supposed to be godly! This understanding fits the context better too, for Paul had been talking about the church (I Tim. 3:1-14), not the earthly life of Christ.

    Those who believe Paul is speaking about Christ here say that God was “justified in the Spirit” in Matthew 3:16. But the Lord’s baptism didn’t justify God, it identified Christ! (Jo.1:31-34). But God was justified in us. You see, for thousands of years men thought God was unjust in saving adulterers and murderers like David. But our apostle Paul explained how God could be “Just, and the Justifier of him which believeth” when He explained how Christ paid for our sins by becoming our “propitiation” (Rom. 3:26).

    It’s true that Christ was “seen of angels” (Mt.4:11; Lu.22:43; Acts 1:9,10) but this was no mystery either (Ps. 91:11 cf. Mt. 4:6,7). It was a mystery, however, that the Body of Christ would even exist (Eph. 3:1-9) let alone be seen of angels (v. 10). In addition, God was definitely not “preached unto the Gentiles” when Christ was here on earth (Mt. 10:5,6; 15:24; Rom. 15:8). But He was preached to the Gentiles by Paul (Rom. 15:16; Eph. 3:8 etc.), and by members of the Body of Christ ever since.

    Finally, God wasn’t “believed on in the world” when Christ preached Him, but He was believed on in the world through Paul (Col. 1:6). And while God was “received up into glory” in Christ (Mark 16:19), the Lord’s ascension was no mystery (Ps. 68:18). But it is a mystery that we’ll be received up into glory (I Cor. 15:51,52). I know Paul says God “was” received up into glory, and we haven’t yet been raptured, but Paul was a prophet, and the prophets saw future things so clearly they often spoke of them in the past tense (cf. Isa. 53:5-12).

    There are plenty of verses that teach the deity of Christ (Isa. 9:6; John 1:14; 10:30; Col. 2:9), so don’t try to force that precious doctrine on this verse! Instead, remember that in the dispensation of grace, if God is not manifest in your flesh, He is not manifest in anyone’s flesh. So live your life in such a way that others will question their disbelief in God.

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

    John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

    Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    2Corinthians 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

    Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

    [I Tim. 3:1-14] 1Tim 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

    Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

    John 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
    32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
    33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
    34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

    Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

    Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

    Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

    Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

    Psalm 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
    7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

    [Ephesians. 3:1-9] Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

    Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Matt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

    Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

    Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

    Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

    Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

    Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

    1Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    [Isaiah. 53:5-12]

    Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

    Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “The word “godly” means God-like, and Christ wasn’t like God, He was God! We’re the ones who are supposed to be godly! This understanding fits the context better too, for Paul had been talking about the church (I Tim. 3:1-14), not the earthly life of Christ.”

      Speaking of context: one chapter before the verses discussed from 1 Timothy 3, a significant distinction is made about Christ as mediator:

      1 Timothy 2:5-6 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, the One having given Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony in their own proper times”

      Note that Christ is specified as “the man Christ Jesus”.

      Another relevant verse is what God communicated to Moses in Deut. 18:18 (cf. Acts 7:37) about the prophet that was to come: “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” Though this prophet was anticipated (cf. John 6:14), the nature of his ministry and identity was apparently not universally understood, including whether he would be the Messiah or another (cf. John 1:19-21).

      Of significance is that the prophet who was to come was to be from among the brothers of the Israelites. Jesus Christ has been revealed to be that Prophet (Acts 3:18-26) which in view of 1 Timothy 2:5-6 makes clear the combination of the nature of man with kinship to humanity. Far from the context eliminating the likelihood that Jesus Christ is being referenced in 1 Timothy 3:16, the greater context is in line with the concept that it is His earthly ministry in view as the One who “was revealed in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory”.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I would like to point out something very important, Jesus rose from the tomb and walked among his people in a flesh body, then ascended. He is our priest to make intercession, in the flesh. They touched him and handled him for a purpose, to verify he had a body of flesh. John 20:27
      In Hebrews 7:16, 17 “an endless life” talks of Jesus as a priest for all eternity who is our advocate IN THE FLESH. There is no other eternal priest in the flesh except Jesus and this is important because he has not left us in that manner. He is not confined to heaven for a purpose. He is our continual advocate here and now for his accomplishments of ‘rest’ “it is finished” John 19:30 in the eyes of God. Our debt is paid and we may abide in ‘Gods rest’ the seventh day. Genesis 2:1
      The ‘meat’ of Gods word is Obtaining Gods rest. Heb 6 teaches us this.
      The sin of eve was not believing that God is who he says and his word is not credible, just as today. All sin or evil comes from that point in a life.
      Righteousness is in belief, faith is acting on it.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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  5. Lucille says:


    Albuquerque, New Mexico…

    Horn Pond, Portland, Maine…

    Alberta, Canada…

    Pokagon State Park, Indiana…

    Sheep Benches in Christchurch, NZ, Southern Hemisphere…

    Have a blessed day!

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. wendy forward says:

    Has anyone checked out Comfortably Smug’s Liberal Hack tournament? It’s the best and some badly needed fun–I got an all-CNN final, Acosta v Stelter with Stelter winning it all.

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  8. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  9. Dora says:

    P.S. Krøyer – ‘Hornbaek in Winter’ 1891

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
    Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)

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  11. Dora says:

    R.I.P Mr. Altobelli.

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  12. just stevie says:


    “Take no thought for your life.” Matt. vi. 25

    A warning which needs to be reiterated is that the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in, will choke all that God puts in. We are never free from the recurring tides of this encroachment. If it does not come on the line of clothes and food, it will come on the line of money or lack of money; of friends or lack of friends; or on the line of difficult circumstances. It is one steady encroachment all the time, and unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up the standard against it, these things will come in like a flood.

    “Take no thought for your life.” “Be careful about one thing only,” says our Lord – “your relationship to Me.” Common sense shouts loud and says – “That is absurd, I MUST consider how I am going to live, I MUST consider what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of allowing the thought that this statement is made by One Who does not understand our particular circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things so as to make them the one concern of our life. Whenever there is competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first.

    “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” How much evil has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little imps have been looking in and saying – Now what are you going to do next month – this summer? “Be anxious for nothing,” Jesus says. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the “much more” of your heavenly Father.

    Oswald Chambers
    January 27th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Great word Stevie!

      “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” Matt 6:33
      Matt 6:24 you cannot serve two masters….
      God knew our needs, he gave us all things through Christ. That was salvation from a God of plenty, who never intended us to beg or toil.

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  13. Dora says:

    We have a silver medal winner!

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  14. Janie M. says:

    10 year old guitar phenom, Taj Farrant (from Australia), accompanying Carlos Santana. Seal is providing the vocals.

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  15. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the compassion of the Lord Jesus:

    1. Towards sinners and the sick.
    2. Towards the people, who were confused as sheep without a shepherd.
    3. Towards mankind as a whole, for whom He gave Himself to be crucified.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – January 14th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.


    • Lucille says:

      Coronavirus Becoming China’s Chernobyl as Nations Begin Closing Their Borders!!!
      Dr. Steve Turley – Published on Jan 27, 2020


  16. oldiadguy says:

    It appears we lost a plane over Afghanistan, all aboard are reported to have been killed.

    Take care and pray for peace


  17. Raised on Reagan says:

    With Starr’s milk toast monotone going on and on, it seems the Republicans brought a fidget spinner to a gun fight.


  18. Patrick Healy says:

    I suppose every day is a special day when our good Lord allows us to see the dawn.
    This certainly applies to me in my 78 th year.
    But today happens to be the 75th anniversary of the day that hell was closed down. I refer to the liberation of Auschwitz death camp in Poland which was liberated by the Soviet army (mainly Ukranians )- I wonder if Schiff would approve.
    Over the entrance was written – Arbeit macht frei. Work sets you free.
    The political party responsible for the extermination of over 1.5 million human beings in just this one death camp, was the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. Henceforth known as the Nazi party.
    Let that sink in to the tiny brains of anyone who contemplates voting for a democrat in your great democracy.

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  19. dogsmaw says:


  20. mandy says:

    I love the little halo mandarins available this time of year…and a couple of weeks ago, I made a fresh tangerine cake. I used Paula Deen’s recipe – it’s online. It was scrumptious. Thought I’d mention it in case someone else here might have extra halos on hand, what with the sale prices being so good about this time….

    And speaking of fruity cakes…..I made a strawberry cake from a mix yesterday, and frosted it using a basic buttercream into which I stirred pulverized FREEZE DRIED strawberries. WOW. Amazing strawberry flavor! (I saw this suggestion online a while back, had bought the freeze dried strawberries which I promptly forgot about, came across them in the pantry yesterday morning.)

    Just tickling the tastebuds of the treepers today, that’s all…


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  21. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    President’s Trump’s initiative for Israel / M.E. peace has two pudgy cheerleaders voicing their seal of approval. One cheers for the NAACP / SPLC wing of the M.E., Abbas. The other holds stock in Kraft-Heinz and represents the leftistglobal media wing of hate.


  22. Lucille says:

    Will Omar finally be investigated for the fraud perpetrator she is?

    Posted by Scott Johnson – January 27, 2020

    Yesterday afternoon the New York Post published Ebony Bowden story’s “FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother.” The Daily Mail quickly followed up with Lauren Fruen’s “FBI is looking into claims Ilhan Omar married her brother and ‘will share their findings with ICE.’”
    Both of these stories are based on David Steinberg’s Blaze article “Finally. The Feds — including ICE — appear to be investigating Rep. Ilhan Omar.” I noted David’s article upon its publication last week in the post “David Steinberg reports: The Omar investigations.”

    Posted by Scott Johnson – January 27, 2020


  23. mandy says:

    Jan. 27, 2020, 12:57 PM CST / Updated Jan. 27, 2020, 2:55 PM CST
    By Pete Williams

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued an order Monday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs.

    The court voted 5-4. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said they would have left a lower court ruling in place that blocked enforcement while a legal challenge works its way through the courts.

    (tried bolding hope it worked)

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  24. Your Tour Guide says:

    Something entirely different.

    This occurred to me while seeing all the wall to wall Steyer/
    Bloomberg commercials the last month.

    “What we give, we can take away. So play nice”.

    The concept is this. Controlling the flow of information through
    advertisers. Particularly when the sheer extent of advertising $$$
    turns into your bread and butter.

    A couple of decades ago, the Atlanta Cox print media empire
    ( Atlanta Journal Constitution) found itself losing ground to a new
    upstart paper. It was located in Gwinnett County, and owned by
    the Wall Street Journal. It’s editorials were vastly different then
    the AJCs. The godawful Cynthia Tucker ( remember her?) was
    the head editor at the AJC at the time. Most articles always had
    a racial grievance slant.

    Unless it was blatant, local corruption rarely was exposed in the
    AJC. A bit of digging into large local deals ( stadiums, affordable
    housing, any and all bond levies) made $$$ for Cox, if you knew
    where to look. Convenient to Cox, some of the behind the scenes
    law firms attached to the local big boys had clients that were AJC
    ( and the new paper’s) major advertisers.

    So, it was decided that the new upstart would be ran out of town.
    How did it happen? Presumably, a few calls were made “by the
    right people”, and the upstart paper’s major advertisers all bailed.
    At about the same time. You can still see where the paper was.
    It’s visible from Interstate 85, past Jimmy Carter, before Satellite
    Boulevard. The building is now used as a Gwinnett County High

    Getting back. Steyer is laying out big ad $$. Bloomberg , likewise.
    Who else do we see ads CONSTANTLY from? Geico ( Buffet),
    and Progressive ( jerk ultra lib from Cleveland). Notice something
    with this list? Every one of the biggest advertisers on national
    TV is interchangeable on their ideology. To a person or firm they
    are all globalists, maintain the current order. Because any and
    all of them’s vast pile of wealth depends on it.

    Now. Suppose the MSM started showing all of the above’s biggest
    threat in any remotely favorable light? What if the rubes weren’t
    being deceived on “Orange Man Bad” actually being the best thing
    that has happened to them in the last 50 years? Can’t have that.

    What is the chance that Buffett, Progressive, Steyer, Bloomberg
    put in a call and threaten to yank the MSM’s income stream if they
    start getting uppity and actually report the truth?

    Think it can happen? I think it already has.

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    • mandy says:

      “Cynthia Tucker ( remember her?)”

      How can anyone forget … “the cutest little commie in Congress!”

      (Neal Boortz called her that back in the day….)


  25. 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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  26. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  27. Your Tour Guide says:

    That was Cynthia McKinney. Six of one/ half dozen of another.

    Cynthia Tucker? She was the race baiting, head editorial writer
    for the AJC. Her picture in the AJC looked like she was from
    high school. She looked a lot like Barbie’s black friend Christie.
    Because of that, and because she always brought race, kicking
    and screaming into ANY discussion, I had a favored nickname for

    Malibu Racey.

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  28. Gary Hunt says:

    The true story of Bill Finney and the NSA, frightening


  29. Gary Hunt says:

    Bill Binney, A Good American, must watch


  30. Bret says:

    So goes Florida , so goes the country. Liberals are spending a lot of money buying Florida state senators. Galvano was paid $500,000 by Bloomberg.

    His successor, Wilton Simpson has been paid $250,000 by Mike Fernadez’s PAC, after Fernandez promised to not spend one cent on politicians who do t get tougher on gun laws. He also is a die hard Never Trumper, who called Trump an abortion , and endorsed Hillary. And republicans are taking his money . They know if they can turn Florida blue, it’s all over .


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