Wednesday March 25th – 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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94 Responses to Wednesday March 25th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Whistling_Past says:

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    • Psalm1391316 says:

      Thank you for your posts, Whistling.

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      • Whistling_Past says:

        Always appreciate your encouragement, Psalm1391316.
        Say, is that Psalm 139:13-16?
        “For you formed my inward parts;
        you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
        I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
        Wonderful are your works;
        my soul knows it very well.
        My frame was not hidden from you,
        when I was being made in secret,
        intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
        Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
        in your book were written, every one of them,
        the days that were formed for me,
        when as yet there was none of them.”
        Amen.

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        • Psalm1391316 says:

          Yes. I wasn’t sure if special characters like punctuation marks were allowed in setting up a screen name so I smushed the chapter and verses together.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Apparently he’s a foul-mouthed “old f-‘n man”.
      But at that age I guess we should forgive his lack of verbal civility….

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A Coffin For The Law

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    God had barely given the Law to Moses when He ordered that it be put in a coffin. That’s right — a coffin. The reason for this is that the Mosaic covenant clearly stipulated:

    “Now therefore, IF YE WILL OBEY MY VOICE INDEED, and keep My covenant, THEN ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people, for all the earth is Mine” (Ex. 19:5).

    Israel, of course, did not obey God’s voice indeed, but broke the Law before Moses even got down from Sinai. It was because of this that God, in grace, commanded: “And they shall make an ark…” (Ex. 25:10). This word “ark” is rendered “coffin” in the last verse of Genesis and that is its simple meaning. But why did God order a coffin as the very first article of furniture for the tabernacle? The answer is: To put the Law in. Read it for yourself:

    “And thou shalt put into the COFFIN the testimony [the Law] which I shall give thee… and thou shalt put the MERCY SEAT above upon the coffin…” (Vers. 16,21).

    If God had not put the covenant of the Law in a coffin and met His people from a “mercy seat” none of them ever would have been saved.

    This Old Testament type has a lesson for us today, for if God dealt with us according to our works none of us would ever be saved, but “Christ died for our sins,” meeting for us the just demands of a broken Law, so that we might be saved by grace through faith in His redemptive work.

    Col. 2:14 says concerning this “handwriting of decrees, that was against us,” that our Lord, in death, “took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross,” and Rom. 7:6 explains:

    “But now we are DELIVERED FROM THE LAW, that being DEAD wherein we were held; THAT WE SHOULD SERVE IN NEWNESS OF SPIRIT, and not in the oldness of the letter.”

    Thus believers in Christ are saved “by grace… through faith… not of works” but “unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:8-10).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/a-coffin-for-the-law/

    Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

    Exodus 25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. ….16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. …21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

    Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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  7. solomonpal says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I’m sure glad the border has been closed to the Chinese…oh wait there are a bunch of flights daily from Shanghai. Don’t believe it ? They are landing at LAX nonstop. Make yourself a reservation at Expedia. Cheap as 300$ one way.

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  8. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Do your Christmas Shopping early…and save your receipts.

    https://www.christmasdaycountdown.com/

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  9. Lucille says:

    “Politifact ‘Factcheck’ Falsely Claims Nancy Pelosi Did Not Try to Fund Abortions in Coronavirus Bill”
    Posted by Steven Ertelt – March 24, 2020 | 3:33PM WASHINGTON, DC

    Politifact issued an erroneous and misleading “factcheck” claiming, “This is false. There’s no evidence that Pelosi was sneaking any funding toward abortion services in the bill.” The factcheck is clearly false for a number of reasons….

    https://www.lifenews.com/2020/03/24/politifact-factcheck-falsely-claims-nancy-pelosi-did-not-try-to-fund-abortions-in-coronavirus-bill/

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    • GB Bari says:

      It is probably a full-time job to fact check the leftwing alleged “Fact Check” websites that continuously misrepresent (lie about) the facts simply to smear conservative and pro-Trump people.

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  10. L&L says:

    Is anyone questioning where a 1400 page bill came from that was supposed response to a shut down that happened only days ago? Did Nancy write this bill with her daughter while sipping cocktails poolside?

    I mean seriously How did she just happen to have this mile long wishlist cued up and ready to go?

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I mean seriously How did she just happen to have this mile long wishlist cued up and ready to go?”

      They have very large desks and file cabinets that contain this “legislation” all written and ready to go “at a suitable time”.

      The same thing occurs in the NY State legislature with anti- Second Amendment bills, etc.

      I kid you not.

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  11. Garrison Hall says:

    RIP, Kenny . . .

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  12. bmwjac says:

    God blees the United States of America and the World.
    Evil will not prevail . Read the back of the bible God wins. 🙏🙏

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  13. citizen817 says:

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    • OW21 says:

      That was so wonderful to watch and hear. God Bless these soldiers, past and present. Thanks for the post, Citizen.

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    • rah says:

      Notice they don’t use black plastic rifles. The rifle used is the M-1 Garand. The rifle that was instrumental to the success of the US soldier in WW II.

      When the semiautomatic M-1 was first being issued the USMC rejected it. They initially opted to stay with the bolt action M-1903 Springfield rifles and thought the M-1 was a “micky mouse POS:. What is was really all about was the pride the Marines took in their marksmanship resulting in the denial that at times excellent marksmanship is not enough and putting more lead down range is necessary. Thus the Marine riflemen that landed at Guadalcanal were armed with the M-1903.

      At Guadalcanal the first Army unit to arrive to help the Marines hold on to the perimeter around Henderson field was the 164th infantry. A unit of the N. Dakota National Guard that was a regiment of the Americal Division. They were armed with the M-1. After those Army troops acquitted themselves in battle holding their place in the line with the Marines to repel the strongest Japanese attacks of the campaign they had to watch their M-1s because the Marines would steal them in a heart beat.

      After that the USMC quickly adopted the M-1 as it’s primary and the M-1903 was relegated to use as a sniper rifle and to arm support elements.

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  14. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  15. Whistling_Past says:

    Meanwhile, in other China news . . .

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  16. Jerry Joe says:

    Not a peep yesterday on the tv or radio about the colossal and unanimous decision issued by Scotus in Comcast v. Allen. The standard of proof in discrimination claims was just raised to a “but for” standard. Case No. 18-1711.

    How ironic how little attention it received. The impact of this decision will make the China Flu seem like a sniffle.

    Thank you Scotus for a decision long overdue.

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  17. This ID program is being touted as an “enabler of many other SDG goals and targets, such as financial and economic inclusion, social protection, healthcare and education, gender equality, child protection, agriculture, good governance, and safe and orderly migration

    Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/globalists_are_using_covid19_to_ram_through_creepy_development_goals.html#ixzz6HhG1tcTB
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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
    Isaiah 41:13 (KJV)

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  19. Angus D says:

    How long before the prog Dem’s round everyone up and pull a Wuhan type genocide on US? Serious question.

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  20. just stevie says:

    THE MOST DELICATE MISSION ON EARTH

    “The friend of the Bridegroom.” John iii. 29

    Goodness and purity ought never to attract attention to themselves, they ought simply to be magnets to draw to Jesus Christ. If my holiness is not drawing towards Him, it is not holiness of the right order, but an influence that will awaken inordinate affection and lead souls away into side-eddies. A beautiful saint may be a hindrance if he does not present Jesus Christ but only what Christ has done for him. He will leave the impression – “What a fine character that man is!” That is not being a true friend of the Bridegroom; I am increasing all the time, He is not.

    In order to maintain this friendship and loyalty to the Bridegroom, we have to be more careful of our moral and vital relationship to Him than of any other thing, even of obedience. Sometimes there is nothing to obey, the only thing to do is to maintain a vital connection with Jesus Christ, to see that nothing interferes with that. Only occasionally do we have to obey. When a crisis arises we have to find out what God’s will is, but the greater part of the life is not conscious obedience but the maintenance of this relationship – the friend of the Bridegroom. Christian work may be a means of evading the soul’s concentration of Jesus Christ. Instead of being friends of the Bridegroom, we may become amateur providences, and may work against Him whilst we use His weapons.

    Oswald Chambers
    March 25th Devotional

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. Sepp says:

    We have not seen posts from a long-time regular here for a few days. Dora always has interesting items to share. I hope she is well.

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  23. mandy says:

    Hubby’s been going over a LOT of financial and flu data and he is convinced that this ENTIRE ‘covid19’ thing is being used as cover for the financial speculation which was going to bring down the economy this year ANYWAY. As he puts it, ‘they’re burning down the house to HIDE THE BODIES.’ I saw it put by someone early on….”You can’t HANG a virus.”

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I have come across the same, but am not researching it. That would not surprise me, the elites have the markets rigged. I mean, how much debt can be hidden before everything collapses.

      Another scenario to keep in mind though, is the “trillions at stake”. PDJT, Brexit, the world-wide rise of nationalism and the wholesale repudiation of the globalist mantra has Satan and his minions on earth both fuming and scheming. Emphasis on the latter.

      Isaiah 14:12 KJV
      How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

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  24. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the Lord Jesus before Pilate:

    1. How the Jews accused Him before Pilate, and He answered nothing.
    2. How He gave no answers to Pilate’s questions.
    3. How the Lord is eloquent when the need is to protect men from the devil, from sin, sickness and death; but silent when the need is to protect Himself, the Protector of men, from men.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is March 12th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and March 25th on the civil calendar.

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  25. LOL

    Thanks again for letting us know. Our investigation found this account violated the Twitter Rules:

    Christine Pelosi
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    Violating our rules against glorifying violence.
    We appreciate your help in improving everyone’s experience on Twitter. You can learn more about reporting abusive behavior here.

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  26. As this is the Open Thread, May I ask if anyone has completed the 2020 Census and do you have any cautionary words? I’m always uncomfortable with giving any information to a government agency.
    Thank you in advance for any thoughts.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I filled out one. I wasn’t too concerned about the questions except I don’t like giving out my birthdate. The one that got my hackles up, though, was ethnicity. I didn’t mind marking white, black, or hispanic, or whatever they asked. However, then they wanted to know where my ancestors came from. I said I am an American. Period.

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      • P says:

        So I was really confused over Question #9, too, the ‘origin’ part. Treepers and family provided feedback, but feedback remained conflicting as to whether to put American or other nationalities in the “origin” space.

        Spoke with my property manager yesterday and she said the rule of thumb they follow for these types of questions is to use the paternal parent’s “origin.”

        So what I’m going to do is this: My Dad was born in America (from Italian parents) and IMO would fill out American [his parents if they came over from Italy would fill out “Italian”.

        My Mom was born in Hungary and came over as a baby and became a citizen (so she is American but would fill out “Hungarian” as origin.

        Since I was born in America (to Italian-Hungarian parents), I’ll fill out American because my Dad was born in America.

        I think that now makes Q9 very easy to answer IMO.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Well, my family always said they weren’t hyphenated Americans. They used some other terms back then, but they always said we were just Americans.

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          • P says:

            I agree completely with what your parents said, auscitizenmom — we ARE “just Americans”. I don’t know why this is always such an issue with our country! IMO that’s what keeps our country so divided.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      I filled it out this morning. It only took a couple of minutes. Don’t worry, you’re not telling them anything they don’t already know or could find out if they wanted to.

      Just hope you don’t later get the long form later….I think it’s called the Community Survey. That will take an hour to complete and gets really personal.

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      • P says:

        If you enter “The American Community Survey 2020 Questionnaire” (without the quotation marks), it pulls up the PDF format for anyone interested in checking this survey out.

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      • Robert E Gutsche says:

        The last census they sent us the Community survey which we trashed . They continued to call us(which we did not answer and sent letters which we ignored. They finally gave up.
        this year I saw a copy where they really ask intrusive questions such as ARE YOU A VETERAN? Are YOU DISABLED IF DISABLED HOW MUCH DISABILITY DO YOU RECEIVE.Which in my humble opinion is None of their darn business. While I truly LOVE my country I DO NOT TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT.

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        • wondering999 says:

          I got one around 2010 and I answered it, but was very uncomfortable doing so. It was highly intrusive and NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS

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  27. As this is the Open Thread, May I ask if anyone has completed the 2020 Census and do you have any cautionary words? I’m always uncomfortable with giving any information to a government agency.
    Thank you in advance for any thoughts.

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  28. If they can make a “Home Pregnancy Test” why can’t a “Home Test Kit” be invented for the Coronavirus?

    Instead peeing on a stick, we could spit on a pic of Nancy Pelosi and see if little “X”s form over her eyes…

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  29. Patriot says:

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt

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  30. William Joseph Murphy says:

    March 25, 2020, today

    CytoSorb® Used to Treat More than 70 Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients and Specifically Added to Coronavirus Treatment Guidelines in Italy and Panama

    “The initial positive results seen with the use of CytoSorb are very encouraging, particularly reversal of shock, improved lung function, and weaning from mechanical ventilation..

    “.. reduce the length of stay in the ICU (freeing up critically needed beds)

    “..within the past week, we have received many unsolicited requests for emergency use from hospitals all over the country and are in discussions with the FDA on how to streamline this process, enable access of the CytoSorb technology to as many U.S. hospitals in the least burdensome way possible..

    “..we continue to update BARDA and the U.S. Joint COVID-19 Task Force with our progress.

    “our manufacturing facility is currently running 24 hours a day, seven days a week…we are not affected by the current New Jersey lock-down restrictions.

    “CytoSorb is approved in the European Union and distributed in 58 countries around the world.

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  31. Niagara Frontier says:

    Need a break? Watch the Hays Eagle Cam, mother feeding her two hatchlings.

    https://www.csecorporation.com/Pittsburgh-Hays-Bald-Eagle-Cam

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  32. Super Elite says:

    Weird experience this morning, I received a notice from Facebook that “New York Ventilator Rationing Plan” was partially false because it was a redo of a 2007 story. And that I am being tagged as a liar.
    https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/20/new-yorks-ventilator-rationing-plan?fbclid=IwAR2tIKGm8wqodpyScoMHVogDXUj1q_veE85kBUtWu5-Uws70nTZbrfj_LK8

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  33. Ivehadit says:

    Happy birthday, Flannery O’Connor! One of my most favorite authors. She held nothing back!

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  34. waterside4 says:

    please indulge this old Irishman who is suffering withdrawal symptoms as all three of our golf courses are closed. At least I am level par for the first time in ages.
    So this imprisonment by Boris Corbyn has forced me to write a piece of doggerel due to my angst and boredom.

    FLU MANCHU

    Insidious Dr Flu Manchu
    He’s the Yellow Peril incarnate,
    More deadly than evil Co2
    The worlds end to effectuate;
    They tried cooling then warming fake science
    Both which failed to return the stone age,
    The religious cult lacked compliance
    So they went to the lab in a rage.

    This new virus not any old flu
    It was Crowned as the King of the bunch,
    So deadly it made lab techs eschew
    Till the day it was taken to lunch;
    Its live carrier sold as a food
    Trying to augment the wages of sin,
    Many Demoncrats glad to collude
    To dine out on a live pangolin.

    This could be their last throw of the dice
    To oust the last champion of freedom,
    Mephistopheles pays a good price
    To abolish jus divinium;
    He stands tall – a crusader of old
    With his finger stuck fast in the dam,
    Against ferocious wolves at the fold
    in the New World – an old Notre Dame.

    Who are the ones to gain from this strife
    This test for the New World Order,
    Is it John Doe who worked all his life
    Or the ones who came over the border;
    No – it is the same scum of the earth
    Soros Bloomberg and Rocket fella,
    Who don’t give a fig for megadeath
    But they will go down to the cellar.

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  35. islandpalmtrees says:

    Kirk: If Delaying Ukraine Aid Is Impeachable, Is Pelosi Delaying American Aid Impeachable Too?
    By C. Douglas Golden
    Published March 25, 2020

    “This is your daily reminder that Nancy Pelosi impeached President Trump for allegedly withholding aid from Ukraine,” he tweeted Tuesday.

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    Published March 25, 2020 at 8:00am
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    Thanks to COVID-19, free time for many of us now consists of activities of the homebound sort, including productive ones like catching up with those novels I always swore I would read (I’m focusing on Virginia Woolf and P.G. Wodehouse’s non-Jeeves books at the moment) and less productive ones like watching old NFL games uploaded to YouTube (mostly caught up on the 1998 Vikings season, everyone).

    Reading political Twitter counts as one of the few in-between ones. Yes, I see plenty of brainless rants — this is mostly what Twitter is for, after all — but I also see stuff like Charlie Kirk’s thinking-man-emoji tweets.

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    If you’ve never paid attention to the Turning Point USA founder’s Twitter feed, you’re missing out. In the thinking-man-emoji tweets, he basically lists a few facts inconvenient to American liberaldom and then poses a question about it. He then adds one of those emojis with a guy stroking his chin as if he’s thinking.

    It’s family fun for everyone, particularly when fun for this member of a family involves tracking down illegally uploaded 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars games on video streaming sites.

    That fun is necessary in a world where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held up a COVID-19 relief bill not once but twice.

    Could that be impeachable? You laugh, but Kirk has a good argument for why it could be.

    “This is your daily reminder that Nancy Pelosi impeached President Trump for allegedly withholding aid from Ukraine,” he tweeted Tuesday.

    “Democrats have blocked a Coronavirus relief package twice now … So should she be impeached for withholding aid from American citizens?”

    http://www.westernjournal.com/kirk-delaying-ukraine-aid-impeachable-pelosi-delaying-american-aid-impeachable/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-WJ&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=western-journal

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Putin’s hazmat suit generates the memes today. Check out the Teletubbies amnd more https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/25/putins-yellow-coronavirus-suit-the-suit-that-launched-1000-memes-a69742

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  39. I couldn’t find it in the news today. Are AG Barr and Attorney Durham working today or has the Deep State deemed their work non-essential and told them to self-quarantine at home?

    Asking for a friend……………….B/S I am!

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