Thursday August 13th – 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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123 Responses to Thursday August 13th – Open Thread

  1. Margot says:

    KIck back, relax and enjoy. Three Dog Night, Out in the Country. (RIP Corey Wells)

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  2. NICCO says:

    Father,I lift our president up before you and decree and declare Zachariah 2;5 over him and his family,that the fire of your glory surround him and fill him with what he needs to fulfill your purpose for our nation.No hex,no vex,no voodoo,no word curse,no power,no principality or demon in hell will be able to harm our president in any way.Father I ask that your angelic hosts surround him and his family and I thank you for all of this in the name above all names,Jesus Christ.Amen

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  3. Feisty Hayseed says:

    Now that Creepy, Corrupt, Racist, Clueless, Senile Dementia Joe has selected his running mate, the BLEEP Just Got Real (and more frightening, if that’s possible).

    The best that I can figure out, this is the Democratic Socialist / Leftist / Progressive Platform (Slogan: “No Borders, No Walls, No USA at All” or “Illegal Aliens & Refugees First!”)

    1) Open Borders – Slogan, “No Borders, No Walls, No USA at All”
    a. Refuse to pay for Building the Wall and fight any attempt by President Trump to declare an Emergency and/or reallocate money from other government departments to Build the Wall,
    b. Need to “re-imagine mission” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) & Border Patrol by Deemphasizing Controlling the Border and Deportation in favor of Increased Diversity (Our Strength) which will require hiring more Lawyers and Social Workers,
    c. Decriminalizing (Not Deporting) Repeat Drunk Driving by Illegal Aliens,
    d. Illegal Aliens immediately qualified for all types of Government Social Welfare programs (Medicaid, Food Stamps, Welfare, etc.)
    e. Give Illegal Aliens COVID-19 Stimulus Money.

    2) Sanctuary Cities & States
    a. Releasing Criminal Illegal Aliens from Jail without notifying ICE,
    b. Grant Driver Licenses to Illegal Aliens with Automatic Voter Registration,
    c. Sanctuary Cities & States Remain Eligible for All Federal Government Grants, etc. No Federal discrimination permitted on basis of Sanctuary status.

    3) The Dreamers
    a. Legalize Continuously with Work Permits,
    b. Push for Rapid Path to Citizenship.

    4) Extend into Infinity Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Foreigners from Somalia, Yemen, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan, South Sudan & Syria (Remember: Diversity is Our Strength!).

    5) Abortion on Demand for Any Reason up to and immediately after Birth
    a. Fight ANY Restrictions to Abortions On-Demand
    b. Keep pushing for Federal Government Funding of Abortions,
    c. Keep pushing for Funding Abortions Worldwide through Foreign Aid,
    d. Keep pushing for Funding Planned Parenthood through any means necessary.

    6) Elections – Stop “People of Color” Voter Suppression!
    a. Eliminate the Electoral College. National Vote Wins (Crooked Hillary would have won),
    b. No Identification Needed, you just say who you are,
    c. Everybody allowed to vote by mail (Mail-In Voting with Harvesting)
    d. Extend Early Voting period everywhere.

    7) With 300-500 cable channels and NetFlix and myriad Streaming Services available, Fund National Public Radio (NPR) / Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

    8) Heavily Fund Federal Government Social Justice Grants (Free Money) (e.g., National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities, Peace Corps, State Department for “Migration and Refugee Assistance.”)

    9) Outlaw All Guns, but call it “Common Sense Gun Violence Control”
    a. Begin by outlawing “Assault Rifles” / “Assault Weapons” i.e. AR-15s, AK-47s and All “Scary Looking” Rifles,
    b. Then Outlaw ANY Semi-Automatic Weapon (which includes virtually All Hand Guns),
    c. For all remaining Guns (single shot pistols and shotguns) make Gun Registration Mandatory,
    d. Then Confiscate All Registered Guns, making the 2nd Amendment Null & Void.

    10) Green New Deal
    a. End Oil and Natural Gas extraction and production in the USA
    b. By 2030 – 100% Clean Energy produced by Wind & Solar
    c. No diesel or gas combustion engine transport including airplanes, trains, trucks and cars
    d. All of which will magically generate Millions of New High Paying Green Jobs ;-D

    11) Free Stuff! (and More Free Stuff to come!)
    a. Current Student Loan Debt Forgiven (should get the current college and recent graduate vote!)
    b. Free attendance at four-year public colleges and universities for families earning up to $125,000 a year
    c. Age to Qualify for Medicare reduced to 60

    12) COVID-19 Tyranny Agenda
    a. As Americans start to realize that the Coronavirus PANIC-demic is and was a Planned Hoax, keep the Fear Level as High as possible by frightening people about the Coming Second Wave or the number of New Cases, Probable Cases, Possible Cases or Potential Cases of COVID-19 – whatever it takes to continue to Scare the People.
    b. Create Civilian Army of Public Health Workers to Test, Track & Trace, Isolate, Quarantine & Vaccinate Non-Compliant and Problematic Citizens.
    c. Maintain the Destruction of the National Economy by Keeping Non-Essential Businesses Closed and Partially Closed as long as possible and for any quasi-probable reason.
    d. Maintain the Lockdown / House Arrest of the American People as long as possible and for any quasi-probable reason. EXCEPTION: Peaceful George Floyd BLM Protests which devolve into Rioting, Looting, Arson and the Wanton Destruction of Public & Private Property do NOT need to follow these Lockdown / House Arrest Mandates.
    e. Keep the elementary, middle and high schools Closed as long as possible or Partially Open them to continue to disrupt family life and the ability of parents to go to work.
    f. If you want to harass your constituents, use Police to harass, threaten, arrest and jail people for violating Social Distancing or Mask Wearing recommendations. EXCEPTION: Peaceful George Floyd BLM Protests which devolve into Rioting, Looting, Arson and Wanton Destruction of Public & Private Property do NOT need to Comply with these Social Distancing & Mask Wearing Mandates.
    g. Continue to Harshly Restrict the number of people allowed to congregate at Religious, Physical Fitness, Entertainment, and Recreation establishments (Churches, Gyms, Bowling Alleys, Skating Rinks, Beaches, Parks, Movie theaters, Family Entertainment Venues, Zoos and Museums, Recreation Areas & Destinations) as long as possible for any quasi-probable reason.
    h. Demand that the Federal Government Pay for the consequences, including loss of Tax Revenue, of State and Local Government Decisions (Closing Non-Essential Businesses).
    i. If you want to Terrorize your constituents, Mandate that COVIID-19 patients be transferred to Nursing Homes (Way to Go! Governors Cuomo, Whitmer, Wolf & Newsome!)
    j. Due to COVID-19 fears, release criminals from prison to commit more crimes.
    k. Mandate Mask Wearing whenever the people are out in public, except, of course, for Peaceful George Floyd BLM Protests which devolve into Rioting, Looting, Arson and Wanton Destruction of Public & Private Property.

    13) Peaceful George Floyd BLM Protests which degenerate into Rioting, Mass Looting, Violence, Brick & Bottle Throwing, Thievery, Vandalism, Arson, Brutal Destruction of Public & Private Property and Anarchists creating Chaos.
    a. Abandon Police Stations (Minneapolis, Seattle) to allow protestors to Capture, Loot and Set On Fire (Minneapolis) or Occupy (Seattle).
    b. Refuse to call in National Guard to allow protestors to Loot, Pillage, and Set Businesses and Police Cars on Fire.
    c. Ignore the deaths of current and retired Law Enforcement Officers and innocent civilians who are murdered during “Peaceful Protests”.
    d. Demand that “militarized” National Guard forces and Federal Law Enforcement personnel be removed for “inciting violence”.
    e. Paint Black Lives Matter on city streets (strategically placed to annoy President Trump) and place large BLM banners on municipal buildings.
    f. Terrorize, threaten and intimidate Police Officers on the job and their families at their homes.
    g. Ridicule President Trump’s efforts & messages to Restore Law & Order.
    h. Unleash Cancel Culture to destroy lives & livelihood of anyone who deviates from BLM messaging.

    14) Congressional Investigations of everything President Trump says and does and tweets hoping to Impeach President Trump Some More.

    I do NOT believe that this platform is what most Americans want, because if they do then – stick a fork in America, because America is done.

    P.S. I am sure that the Biden-Harris agenda is even more radical and extreme than this. I have NOT included other Social Justice agendas items that the Democrats have recently embraced such as Defunding the Police, No Cash Bail and Not Prosecuting Destruction of Public & Private Property, Looting, Harassment, etc. It just keeps getting Crazier!

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    • herebouts says:

      Those paying attention make the mental note of what you listed as we listen and read about the Democrat marxists. You have plainly typed a hard copy of what is on their agenda. It is a must read to grasp the scale of the tyranny and oppression planned. So, thank you!

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    • Neo says:

      Seattle doesn’t actually have the final word on its policing. Thanks to
      an Obama-era consent decree, the Department of Justice might force
      Seattle to spend the money anyway.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Wonder if they’ll have the time and resources to manage controlling the hordes of violent trash they’ll set loose AND try to round up and send to camps the hordes of patriots who’ll tell them to ‘go pound sand’? If they’re going to cook this meal they’d better be ready to chew it.

      If the Democrats can’t control the trash herds they’ve created in their major cities and now they’re trying to turn police into eunuch social workers. Do they really believe that once the Democrats bare the throats of the shrinking working class to the teeth of the non-working parasites they’ll be happy? At some point they’re gonna get hun gry and Rat-atatouille will be on the menu.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      BTW, for years before even Obama we thought about the prospect of the Feds ordering Reserve and Guard units to surrender their small arms traditionally stored in secured arms’ rooms at the units’ buildings. They tried this in the 60s as then revolutionary groups were trying to (a very few succeeded) steal weapons from Reserve and Guard units. They did succeed in removing all of the ammo from the units, you have to go and draw it from an ASP prior to weapons training and weapons and bolts were stored separately (BFD, M-16 bolts are, for the most part, interchangeable).

      The Leftists in the government are nervous about the Reserve an Guard, well removed from centralized control, having access to weapons, that’s been ongoing for decades. I know that before I retired there were talks on removing all weapons from Reserve/Guard units and having them drawn with the ammunition at the ASP/training area where the firing would be done. The Left is just a little less nervous about the Reserve/Guard having available weaponry than it is local police, it wants full control of any governmental, never mind private, access to weapons other than its own.

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  4. Jan says:

    Praying for you, Sundance.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    It’s Cursday! Happy Cursday, Treepers!

    Cute puppy . . .

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  6. Robert Smith says:

    I was looking for a Live Hidegard von Bingen and found this. Turns out its the first known morality play. Acted out here. As one youtube poster said, I wish there were subtitles.

    Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen

    Saint Hildegard (1098-1179) was the founder and first abbess of the Benedictine community in Bingen, Germany. The tenth child born into an aristocratic family, she was given to the Church at a young age, and lived a famously spiritual life. She was most famous during her lifetime as a visionary and a prophet, regularly receiving visions from the Holy Spirit (the “living Light”). Hildegard was aware that she was part of a social and religious elite, and was highly outspoken about her mission and her gifts, but she championed humility and charity above all virtues. She was exceedingly brave and unusual in her choice to become a female leader at this time—to her knowledge, she was the first female to begin writing in the name of God, and to travel to preach publicly. She also founded two nunneries despite the opposition of male superiors in the Church. Later medieval generations remembered Hildegard as prophet, and her unique spiritual contributions continue to inspire people today. She was a prolific writer and well-known composer, and among her surviving works are a Christian doctrine uniting ethics and metaphysics, an encyclopedia of herbal medicine and natural science, many letters to people from around Europe and from every societal class who sought her advice on every imaginable problem, mystical poetry, and a body of music including seventy liturgical songs and the Ordo Virtutum, the first known morality play.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    This country is ours!

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    • benzy says:

      Only IF we are willing to fight to keep it. Vote… VOTE… vote the bastards OUT. There is still time, but not if each of us sits back and expects some “other” patriot to do the heavy lifting.

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    • CC says:

      From the nightingale nest…..my most favorite:

      Hmmm lets try again….

      hope it goes thru…..Ronan Tynan and God Bless America

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  9. Lucille says:

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Thursday, August 13….

    Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began
    By Jennifer Robinson

    When did World War II begin? Americans might say Dec. 7, 1941—the day the Japanese Imperial navy attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. For Europeans, it was Sept. 1, 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. But in China, people will tell you a different date — Aug. 13, 1937, the start of the Battle of Shanghai.

    https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/apr/26/shanghai-1937-where-world-war-ii-began/

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1kPvZo8tc

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  10. hawkins6 says:

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  11. Lucille says:

    IT’S CURSDAY…

    Couple Meets A Beach Dog In Mexico Who Changes Their Life
    The Dodo Faith = Restored

    Have a blessed day!

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  12. Feisty Hayseed says:

    It’s Marxism in the form of Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement versus our very capable and very underappreciated law enforcement professionals, the vast majority of whom are fighting to provide us safe and secure homes, streets and communities.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/exclusive-gen-flynn-letter-america/

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  13. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Divine Mirror

    In the divine Mirror, the Bible, we may behold ourselves or we may behold Christ.

    It is well to use it first to behold ourselves and see the ruin sin has brought. But let us not stop here. Let a man look into a mirror and find the sun in it and the glory will be reflected in his face. And so it is with the Word. When we see ourselves in it we must necessarily be disappointed, but when we look for Him in the Word and find Him there, His glory casts its reflection upon us!

    What need have we then to hide our faces? If David could say, “They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed” (Psa. 34:5), how much more should this be said of us! We know, or should know, more of Him than those of David’s day, and those Scriptures specially addressed to us send us forth, not to proclaim God’s righteous demands, but to proclaim Christ, the righteous One, who met these demands at Calvary and offers justification and life to all.

    And as, in our study of the Scriptures, we turn from the shame of man to the glory of Christ; as we behold Him and see all we have and are in Him, we become constantly more like Him, “changed into the same image from glory to glory” (II Cor. 3:18).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-divine-mirror/

    Psalm 34:5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

    2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    1Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

    2Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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  14. The Devilbat says:

    THE MASK HOAX EXPOSED

    Enough of false science, here is some real science with an easy to understand explanation.

    This analogy will show the layman why cloth face masks are ineffective and why even N95 masks fall short of protecting one against covid-19. FACT – The pore size of cloth face coverings ranges from approximately 20 to100 microns (millionths of a meter). The Covid-19 virus has a diameter of 0.1 microns that is some 200 to 1000x smaller.

    If we scale the virus to the size of a golf ball our virus will have a diameter of 1.680 inches. Scaling the mask the same way, we see that 200 times the diameter of the virus is 336 inches or 28 feet to 1000 times that is 1,680 inches or 140 feet. The golf ball virus thus sees the weave of the mask as a massive chain link fence with each link being between an incredible 28 to 140 feet wide.

    It is absolutely ridiculous to claim that any cloth mask can stop the covid-19 virus. Even the most esteemed medical journals such as the UK’s Lancet admit that the only useful purpose of cloth masks is to calm public anxiety.

    Although a medical N95 mask does a lot better than a cloth mask, it will still only block a particle with a size of 1 micron 95% of the time, (hence the 95). The Covid-19 virus due to it’s almost certainly being bioengineered is ten times smaller with a diameter of only 0.1 microns. This means that our scaled golf ball virus with it’s 1.68 inch diameter will see the weave of the mask the same as a chain link fence with each link some 16.8 inches wide. The virus being a tenth of that will obviously glide right through it unimpeded.

    It has to be more than obvious to anyone who reads this to realize that the entire population of the world is being lied to regarding the need to wear cloth masks. We need to expose and bring to justice those who are lying to us. We need to expose their motives and their agenda for all to see. Please copy this and send it to everyone you know.

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  15. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  16. nimrodman says:

    Happy Cursday, y’all !
    Coon Day as well, I reckon

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  17. nimrodman says:

    I guess it can be Kamala Day too

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      What she really looks like.

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      • nimrodman says:

        nah – if she looked like that she’d have no problem attracting the black vote

        as it is, she’s got to explain this “Jamaican” – “Indian” ancestry business
        … and like someone wrote here on the boards “that’s dots not feathers”

        I saw one press characterization “the first Asian-American” candidate, yada yada

        Right

        Asian-American candidate
        – yeah, that’ll attract the black vote, huh?

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  18. leavemygunsalone says:

    Amen.

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  19. nimrodman says:

    Latin Lovers (1953) A rich girl (Lana Turner) follows her rich boyfriend to Brazil, where she flirts with a rich rancher (Ricardo Montalban)

    I surmise a recurring theme

    He’s singing a song just now, boy is he dashing.

    And I’m hetero, really I am … don’t pay any attention to my lipstick and eye makeup

    Ah, now he and blonde Lana are dancing and a dark-haired chica is eyeballing daggers their way from the sideline

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  20. Red Hatty says:

    My goodness Sundance, I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time!! Your Twitter snark is on fire tonight.

    I get the IDGAF part. I just pray for you to not lose track of what you are trying to accomplish.

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  21. The Last Refuge Twitter site has ABSOLUTELY been hacked or compromised by someone on 8/13/20. They’re posting furiously about absolutely nothing, and engaging in witless banter with shocked LR followers. They are also ignoring key tripwire clues proving that it’s not Sundance or one of the Treeper gang replying. It’s kind of scary or creepy – not sure which.

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  22. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Always relevant…but remember to note (jot down) various website userID’s and passwords that you’ve come to rely on your browser cache to remember… When you clear your cache and cookies you have to type them in again… 😉

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  23. Dora says:

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  25. Dora says:

    An ice creme hot dog. Only in New York. 🙂

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  26. old deplorable owl says:

    Test

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  27. frank field says:

    Cedar Creek Reservoir, Texas.

    This Saturday, August 15.

    Huge (YUGE). Trump boat rally.

    🙏🇺🇸

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  28. Teagan says:

    My daughter was scheduled to leave Sunday to be a counselor at a week long soccer camp in Maine. Kids come from all over New England to attend this outstanding soccer camp.
    One parent decided that fun was not allowed and complained to the Maine Board of Health who then shut the camp down. The camp had been given the greenlight and made all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

    My daughter will be living off campus with her friends because all of their classes are online this semester. The residents of this college town are apparently livid about the influx of college kids living off campus. They are calling the police to break up parties who are handing out $300 fines to the partygoers.
    Why is it that those who scream about Trump being a fascist are the most fascistic among us?

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Good morning WeeWeed

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      An excellent article and a fairly short read. I recommend to everyone!

      “Mornin” , Wee’d. (before noon here so it technically still counts!) 😉

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    • GB Bari says:

      Afternoon, WeeWeed!

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    • GB Bari says:

      “Our” IRS…?

      The same IRS with whom Lois Lerner deliberately and with malice targeted Tea Party and other 501c4 groups to indefinitely delay and thus deny them fund raising tax exempt status? That IRS?

      Which ultimately resulted in yet another win by President Trump when he came in and forced the IRS to settle and issue apologies for their unethical actions.

      So it looks like the IRS is cruising for another swift kick in the posterior if they don’t start targeting this obvious middle finger to the law.

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    • donefixin says:

      While at Ross this morning it was downright depressing at the lack of merchandise on shelves. It seems they can’t keep the store stocked because immediately after a shipment it flies off the shelf. Anyway, while looking through the depleted depressing store I thought to myself, Tides Foundation must be so proud of themselves, them and their story of stuff. Grrr and now I read this, twice in one day and haven’t given them a thought in years. Good afternoon WeeWeed.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Weeeeeee! How’s it shakin? A quote I came across earlier today and thought of you! xo

      “A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.”

      8 Jan 1790
      President George Washington
      First Annual Message to Congress

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  29. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Thursday, August 13, 2020

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
    Mark 8:36 (KJV)

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  30. The Gaffer says:

    WHEN, oh when, will President Trump sign an executive order on HCQ/Zn?

    What will it take for most Americans to realize what the CCP has done?

    And how fast can we evict all Chinese from our schools, universities, corporations, and our country in partial retaliation?

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    • Margot says:

      Great post, Gaffer. After reading this yesterday, I was filled with cold fury and contempt for the bureaucrats and multinational corporations:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/andrew-kimbrell-origins-covid-19

      There can be no doubt what COVID-19 is and where it came from. The entire world has been placed at risk because of it, and wonder of wonders, what do the petty politicans do to “combat” it? They place us in mask and distance bondage, CCP style, when what should actually happen is that China should, at the very least, be shunned, walled off and placed in isolation. Every Chinese national should be ejected from the US at the very least. But here they are while the administration haggles over “trade deals”. I am beyond nauseated.

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  31. just stevie says:

    QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT

    “Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thess. v. 19

    The voice of the Spirit is as gentle as a zephyr, so gentle that unless you are living in perfect communion with God, you never hear it. The checks of the Spirit come in the most extraordinarily gentle ways, and if you are not sensitive enough to detect His voice you will quench it, and your personal spiritual life will be impaired. His checks always come as a still small voice, so small that no one but the saint notices them.

    Beware if in personal testimony you have to hark back and say – “Once, so many years ago, I was saved.” If you are walking in the light, there is no harking back, the past is transfused into the present wonder of communion with God. If you get out of the light you become a sentimental Christian and live on memories, your testimony has a hard, metallic note. Beware of trying to patch up a present refusal to walk in the light by recalling past experiences when you did walk in the light. Whenever the Spirit checks, call a halt and get the thing right, or you will go on grieving Him without knowing it.

    Suppose God has brought you up to a crisis and you nearly go through but not quite, He will engineer the crisis again, but it will not be so keen as it was before. There will be less discernment of God and more humiliation at not having obeyed; and if you go on grieving the Spirit, there will come a time when that crisis cannot be repeated, you have grieved Him away. But if you go through the crisis, there will be the paean of praise to God. Never sympathize with the thing that is stabbing God all the time. God has to hurt the thing that must go.

    Oswald Chambers
    August 13th Devotional

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  32. 4*Freedom says:

    Clue to Corrupted Polls: FOX outpacing ALL TV ratings during evening mostly pro-Trump shows. Viewers gravitate with viewpoint bias to where they are comfortable. So, believe pro-Biden polls – or viewers voting with their TV controls? See https://tammybruce.com/2020/08/nyt-headline-boycott-or-not-fox-news-bolts-past-networks.html

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  33. Iamtoday says:

    Treepers…tomorrow is Friday! Sundance gave them until Friday, or he begins dropping names. Keep Sundance in your prayers, too!

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  34. The left has their panties all bunched up over news that the Post Office is removing a few sorting machines.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wk9z/the-post-office-is-deactivating-mail-sorting-machines-ahead-of-the-election

    Question… since WHEN would a mailing of ONE piece of additional mail PER VOTER (not citizen) be a momentous burden on the USPS?

    Think about it…

    I get AT LEAST 5 pieces of junk mail in my mailbox EVERYDAY.

    Much ado about NOTHING.

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  35. Bubby says:

    For those who are interested!

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    • Last month a newspaper article was published about a city of 2 million people in western India, Vadodara, where there were tens of thousands of people acting as caregivers for family sick with COVID-19. Local doctors and the city government used the *entire city* as “guinea pigs” for a massive test trial of hydroxychloroquine, giving the medicine to 342,000 people at high risk. One group of people got only one dose of hydroxychloroquine, another group got 2 doses, and another group got 3 doses, and then the statistics were analyzed to show if infection and mortality rates for exposed people were lower than what would be encountered in the absence of hydroxychloroquine. Also being observed was to watch for any serious adverse reactions to the medicine. The infection and mortality rates were greatly lowered and there were no serious adverse reactions among the test subjects. This was no small study, but an entire large city population that was being observed.

      https://indianexpress.com/article/india/vadodara-administration-drive-hcq-helping-in-containing-covid-19-cases-say-docs-as-analysis-begins-6486049/

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  36. BuckyBadger says:

    Maybe the meme creators of the world should take Fortnight’s lead and come up with similar powerful memes that go after every single Globalist company, social media company, sports league, and news organization. Compile a huge online database and then social users can pick their target and drop it in every time one of those groups does something anti-American, like painting BLM all over the basketball floors, or forcing you to look at BLM propaganda everytime you fire up Netflix or Amazon, etc.

    “Apple has become what it once railed against: the behemoth seeking to control markets, block competition, and stifle innovation. Apple is bigger, more powerful, more entrenched, and more pernicious than the monopolists of yesteryear,” Epic said in its lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of California.

    Epic also attacked Apple on social media, launching a campaign with the hashtag #FreeFortnite, urging players to seek refunds from Apple if they lose access to the game, and creating a parody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q4 of Apple’s famous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-I “1984” television ad.

    In the parody, which quickly garnered hundreds of thousands of views, a female Fortnite fighter hurls a unicorn-shaped club to smash a screen on which an Apple-headed character speaks of “the anniversary of the platform unification directives.”

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  37. Sepp says:

    Righteous Joseph of Arimathæa is among the Saints who are commemorated today on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church – July 31st – or August 13th on the civil or commercial calendar.

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  38. 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. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

    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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  39. 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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  40. Sepp says:

    “The believing mind”

    Sound spiritual advice on the next time you are burdened by the world and its “news” – open the Holy Gospels and read.

    http://www.orthodoxtruth.org/uncategorized/the-believing-mind-2/

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  41. bessie2003 says:

    from CDC, dated for tomorrow release; see page 4: age group 18-24, percent seriously considered suicide in past 30 days: 25.5%; same age group anxiety or depressive disorder, past 30 days: 62.9%. (found the link to this from the Phil Kerpen twitter feed).

    time to open our country for the sake of our youth! Now!

    Click to access mm6932a1-H.pdf

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  42. botchedcasuality says:

    I just read that Barr announced he has a development in the Durham case.
    Announcement Friday?
    I’ll be checking this site all night now.
    I really want to do a happy dance, but no chicken counting yet,….

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