Dear MAGA: 20190122 Open Thread

Welcome! The door is open, come on inside.
This special Cozy Q Tree Tuesday open thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA world.
Say what you want, comment on what other people said, comment on people’s comments. Keep it civil. Treehouse rules, but expect lots of QAnon.

Remember – your greatest gift to President Trump is FIVE WORDS:

I AM PRAYING FOR YOU.

See the January 1st daily thread for the rules of the road, which are few but important.
Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

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May the Good Lord watch over our host, Wolfmoon, who is away from our tree and fighting the good fight…wherever he may be.

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Gudthots

Wheatie, you find the BEST welcoming tree photos ever!

Linda

The woods behind my house looked just like that this morning. All foggy and mysterious. 🙂

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

There are exactly three trees on my land, but I can SEE a forest from it–which is unusual in my part of the world (mostly grassland). But even that forest is pine, not even remotely mossy and nothing with a trunk over 15 inches thick…so Wheatie’s pictures are quite different and a good change of pace.

Sue Mcdonald

Linda, I just looked outside my window and yes the fog has baffled the noise from our backyard creek which is at the overflow point from the past few days of rain ,and the huge cedars out back are shrouded in mist, its always so pretty right before the day light comes in.

Gudthots

“Another angel, who had a golden censer, came… He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.
The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.”
Revelation 5:7

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sunnydaysall

Breathtakingly Beautiful!!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Do you happen to know where that picture was taken?
Very interesting topography, I’ll bet a geologist would have a (literal) field day with it.

Gudthots

I got it off Pexels. This looks like the same mountain but different…
https://www.pexels.com/photo/clouds-landscape-mountain-mountain-peak-414513

Pat Frederick

gorgeous!

phoenixRising

aahhh wheatie…
you found my woods… well, almost….
lovely.

singularZoe

Wheatie, thank you for doing the page for us. We appreciate you and all who take the time to do the daily pages.

singularZoe

Sounds just lovely, Wheatie. Linda, wonderful to have wood like that behind your house.

bflyjesusgrl

It’s a Beautiful Day in the “Treeperhood”!! Good Job, as usual, Miss Wheatie!! 🤗🤗🤗

Sylvia Avery

And once again, it is a place that speaks to me and says warmth and love is inside there. Very nice!

PeteC

W2– that ain’t in Oklahoma, but close on my side of the state!!! 😉

itswoot

This might make for good CNN theme similar to the one of Donald J. Trump in a staged big-time wrestling scene where he chases down the guy with a CNN logo on him, and whomps away.
Alligator = President Trump
Overconfident and hapless performer = CNN news
Superimpose the CNN logo on the performer and a Trump hair style on the head of the gator, and there you have it.
http://www.blogsmonroe.com/christianpolitics/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/alligator.gif

Gudthots

WINNING!

churchmouse

Also remember HRC saying that if Dems won the House, there would be a return to ‘civility’?
So much for getting things done and civility.

Pat Frederick

Hi Churchmouse! missed you lately–you okay?

churchmouse

Yes, I’m fine, Pat — thank you for asking! 🙂
I’ll post a few items shortly.

michaelh

Trump has thrown a wrench in Queen Pelosi’s and Dem plans. Trump has shown he has more power to affect outcomes and that the Dems are weak in several key areas:
* The Budget – the House should have the power in this area, but Trump has neutered the Dems
* The Shutdown (MOAR SHUTDOWN) – They think it’s Trump’s problem but the public sees the Dems as the problem even while Trump gets the credit
* The House – The “PEACH” drums are silent, and the clock is ticking
* The media narrative – Dems have no narrative, Trump has a great narrative, so the media finds a native american drummer to be outraged about
* Pelosi’s travel plans are outted publicly! Trump’s are protected and revealed only at the proper time.
* Queen Pelosi humiliated publicly because she does not have authority over the military – go fly commercial
* Dems are simply in chaos with no clear plan to get back on top
* The right thing for Pelosi to do right now is to show leadership by rallying the Dems. Instead she is weak – overseas sabotaging foreign policy while fattening her wallet.
Meanwhile Trump is going to own the media narrative:
* Summit with North Korea in February
* Expiration of the temporary stay on tarriffs against China on March 1st – China desperate in February to avoid tarriffs will be aggressively working to make a deal
* Debt Ceiling Expires on March 1st – Shutdown battle comes to a head. Trump can force govt restructuring, RIFs, mandatory cuts, and implement China tarriffs to improve treasury revenue
* Pompeo taking DECISIVE action on Cuba in mid-March
* Dem’s: Michael Cohen testimony postponed – oops
* Time is running out on the race to the April 15th PEACH milestone…
* Trump has things tee’d up to keep the wind sucked out of the Dem’s sails! No action on any Dem priorities or PEACHES. Dem attention on deflecting Trump’s offensive rather than on investigations.

Tired Mom

Has anyone heard anything from Wolfmoon? I am praying he is doing well.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Everything okay?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And I seem to have missed his appearance. Did he comment anywhere?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Will go look, thanks!

Gudthots

Wictor never fails to talk sense.

Social media was built to create an addiction to it. Addiction is a feature, not a bug. Every single person who created social-media platforms is pathological in that he is not socialized. He is angry and childish, determined to impose his will on everyone as a form of revenge. The technology of social media itself transforms the users into becoming more like the people who created it.
And that’s why the users of social media can’t think. They choose to be “fooled” by non-stories over and over and over. When I was on social media, my attempt to explain things was ultimately futile. Users of social media want hysteria–anger, fear, aggression, and uncertainty. They want to feel that everything is horrible.

Good video link to Israeli psychologist Sam Vaknin as well.
https://quodverum.com/2019/01/21/i-am-not-pathological.html

sunnydaysall

I love his site! I always say that if Thomas Wictor says it’s so, then it is so!!!
https://quodverum.com/2019/01/22/nathan-phillips-fake-marine.html

tomf

Agree on Mr. Wictor. I would recommend watching the 90 minute video attached to Mr. Wictor’s latest post. Sam Vaknin shares his incites on ‘The TRUE toxicity of social media’.
Our children and grandchildren are at risk when it comes to social media.
here’s more on Sam:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sam+vaknin

sunnydaysall

Thanks, tomf!! 🙂

Plain Jane

TTT, so far great link. I like this guy. Will finish watching tomorrow. Thank you.

Gudthots

And for someone who sees the glass half full.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The glass isn’t half full.
It isn’t half emtpy.
Some doofus made it twice as big as it needed to be.
😀

Gudthots

I knew I could count on you to point that exact fact out Steve.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

So engineer-eze.

Marica

Hi T3!! I know Wolfie and Wictor and lots of people HATE Twitter…I do too–However, It is the medium of choice for our VSG..and as Long as he tweets–We will follow… Saturday nite thru Sunday–I saw America FIGHT BACK in real time…AND WE WON! It was a skirmish–BUT I saw People FIGHTING BACK In a great way! Americans are supposed to Call their Congressman or Senator–We’ve been doing this for years… IT DOESN”T WORK! SO how do we get our voices heard?!!!
According to CJ Pearson– we have had 2 “journalists” fired! An Attorney has taken on the case for the boys and a bunch of “apologies” and retractions from Hollywierds and fake news across the board…
Congressman John Yarmuth (of KY) GOT CALLED OUT BY RUSH! We used twitter to do this..I am MORE than encouraged that Patriots continue to win by Fighting!! In whatever forum we can–until we cannot..
PS– Being a Mama Grizzly (HOT ANGER) for 24 hours–topped off with the Amazing Viewing and Live Posting here of the SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON was EXHAUSTING!!
I was super angry for 24 hours–And I am DEAD! Donald J Trump keeps the left in constant HOT ANGER for 24 MONTHS!. They will NOT survive!
Thank you T3 and Wheatie and Steve for keeping the lights on while Wolfie is away!! And Flep and Daughn and Lady Penguin! You guys are doing an amazing job!!
Hugs All Around TO ALL Q Treepers!! We Fight on ALL Fronts!! Keep up the good fight ya’ll ! we are WINNING!!!

Marica

I truly LOVE your Tree Pics Wheatie!! SO Comforting.. Blessed you are here and posting!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yes.
It looks like maybe, this time, they went too far, and of course they do that a lot. But they went too far in the sense that they riled up a lot of people who normally aren’t paying attention or expecting them to be so thoroughly dishonest.
So it’s blowing up in their faces. I hope those lawsuits go ahead and they get nailed to the wall.

Marica

Please GOD!! Need to see that WE THE PEOPLE are truly being heard…
However, When POTUS tweeted “DEAR DIARY”–well that was a BIG 10-4 LOL!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Oh, I still remember the glee when Dan Rather stepped in his own steaming pile. 😀
This is going to be DOZENS if not HUNDREDS of these overbearing sanctimonious little shits.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yes, we’ll take victories and scalps where we can in this fight.

tomf

Marcia writes:………..’However, It is the medium of choice for our VSG..and as Long as he tweets–We will follow’
Yes we will, even those who have never created an account.
President Trump is using the evil twitter against itself and showing others how as well.
Yes, some casualties (banned) but their sacrifice will be the undoing of the evil Jack.

Gudthots

“They” are no match for God + Our Lion!
https://twitter.com/TrumpsDC/status/1087023867938234369

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And yet he’s accomplished more in 2 years than Obama did in 8.

I don’t know about this, and let me explain. I guess it hangs on what exactly “accomplishment” means. If it’s meant to indicate only positive accomplishments, well, PDJT has a high score and Obola’s score is basically zero, so Trump met this mark at about 12:02 PM inauguration day when the first leftist heads exploded.
If you’re allowed to put negative/bad things into the pile, however, Obola wins, because he created so many disasters that Trump has not (yet) managed to cancel them out. It’s not that Trump hasn’t done a lot of good (he has), but Obola did a LOT, a hundred metric AdamSchittTons of bad. But, I think Trump will have done so by the end of his first term–some Obola disasters still around but others wiped out and enough positive progress made to make up for the Obola stuff that’s still in place.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Exactly. No one could ACCIDENTALLY destroy that much, that consistently.

Marica

Except maybe my Grandchild 😉 😆

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I am reminded of an incident recounted in the book that first made me conservative/libertarian…by William E. Simon. He was the Energy Czar (no DOE yet), and he was in front of some committee in congress and some asshat was berating him for all the crap that had ever gone wrong with Energy and blaming him personally.
Simon had only had the job for two months, and he said “Even I can’t do that much damage in sixty days!!”

Marica

LOL! RUN FOR CONGRESS!! I will Move to Colorado to vote for you!! We needs Patriots like YOU!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

But if you do that, you’ll have to learn to deal with time zones!

Marica

It isnt Impossible!! Could be done…We go to Steamboat every few years–I adapt!! lol!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Oh, and we don’t need any more morose people around here. 😀

Marica

Colorado Makes NO ONE MOROSE!! RIght?? And if you are– they now give you POT, Right? LOL Not my thing– but my Son in law…😁

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Not my thing either.
Now, the state of politics here could make one morose.

Marica

But you could just go hike or ski away and you get to see God’s Wonders every day… I hope the state of Colorado is a featured spot in heaven!!

singularZoe

Wheatie, you are right about Obama, whoever he really was. Cloward and Piven,Bill Ayers wrote “Dreams of My Father” for Obama, according to a conservative journalist who was tol this by Ayers himself.

PeteC

As long as he looks to the Lord for guidance and wisdom!!!

bflyjesusgrl

Cyber Jackals on the Evil Twitter Train

Pat Frederick

wow, I think that’s the perfect description butterfly–cyber jackals!

bflyjesusgrl

Yep, I confess I got that from Mark Steyn. Cyber Jackals is most appropriate.

Sylvia Avery

So, is social media part of MK Ultra social manipulation?

Marica

Sylvia! It very well could be… But I am encouraged that Patriots Fought BACK!! and didn’t roll over and take it like we usually do..

Sylvia Avery

I know. I think this one really hit a nerve. Did you watch Tucker Carlson’s segment on this last night? It was just excellent.
I see OT posted a thread (finally) about the Covington kids and posted Tucker’s video segment in that article. It was great and worth watching if you haven’t.

Marica

I did see Tucker– One of the few left with “eyes to see” . He’s a parent– and He would Never want to see what happened to these kids–happen to his–Just like you and me!! I went full Grizzly for 24 hours!!! and I really dont do that anymore ( when my kids were in high school-I was Vigalent) They didn’t love me much..;)

Marica

However–they DID respect Me!! If I called the school board Pres–He called me back! I picked my battles–they were measured and few–but I won them all! Respectfully.

PeteC

Think you have to assume all the propaganda outlets have long been infiltrated by the CIA!!!

phoenixRising
Plain Jane

Funny how, after all these years of zero publicity, it took lefties to do their dirty work, for the public to be informed that there is a March for Life.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Word is out, well over 100K at the Life March and only about 10K at the Women’s March.
I think they’re mad.

Plain Jane

🙂

Sylvia Avery

Romans 8:28.
I’ve seen it again and again.

Plain Jane

🙂

Gudthots
Alison

What a great tweet. And so true. President Trump DOES have our back.
Wheatie – when I saw the header phote today the word that came to mind is “ethereal”. The tree gets cozier each time you host 😊💖

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good!
They’ve been persecuted. Time for our side to fight back and expose the setup.

phoenixRising

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-21/death-russiagate-mueller-team-tied-mifsuds-network-0
“Ultimately, we are faced with the reality that British and US interests worked together to fabricate a collusion scandal to subvert a US Presidency, and in doing so, intentionally raised tensions between the West and a nuclear-armed power…”

churchmouse

Not only that, but (also from the article):
‘Counter Terrorism, Not Counter Intelligence, Sparked Probe’
‘”The Telegraph story on Trump Russia acknowledges that activities involving counter-terrorism are at the heart of the scandal…not counter-intelligence. If the [London Centre for International Law Practice] was British state, not private, some Commonwealth countries are going to be seriously pissed off.”‘

deplorablebcootz

Wheatietoo, I really like that picture!! It looks so welcoming. You really do find some great pictures. I am with you in praying that God protects and keeps our Wolfmoon safe and bring him home soon.🙏😊

deplorablebcootz

Thank You Wheatietoo. I hope you and everyone here has a great week and that we hear good news from Wolfmoon. Its back to work for me tomorrow and I probably won’t be able to post much as I’m usually getting off work when everyone is getting up to start the day. Again, I hope you all have a great week.😊

Gudthots

‘Patriot Pass’ is the Republican Party’s answer to ActBlue, Democrats’ online money behemoth.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/republican-fundraising-patriot-pass-1116642

churchmouse

That is excellent news.
Thanks, T3.

Gudthots

God bless Reps Jordan and Nunes.
House GOP revives long-shot FBI probe.
Republicans, however, are severely hindered since they’re in the minority.

Jordan, who will be the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, said he, too, has tasked staff to stay the course on the GOP’s investigations into the FBI.
Despite those directives, the minority party on an investigative committee has painfully limited authority. Unlike their Democratic counterparts, they will not have the authority to set up hearings, compel the attendance of witnesses, or use subpoenas to get their hands on relevant documents.
Instead, Republicans will only be able to write letters, ask for briefings, and request documents—with exactly half the staff as their Democratic counterparts.
Still, Collins, Jordan and Nunes remain loyal to the cause and say they’ll work to dig up further evidence to support their case.
“There’s always been a group of us focused on this, because it’s so egregious what took place,” Jordan said, despite a determination by last year’s joint GOP effort that Mueller’s final report “must be trusted.”
Jordan has centered his efforts on top DOJ official Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie, who worked for the firm that compiled a controversial dossier of allegations about Trump’s connections to Russia.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/weve-got-to-keep-digging-house-gop-revives-longshot-fbi-probe-1115133

deplorablebcootz

This is what is so wrong about these committees! If you’re on a committee you should be able to have just as much authority as the rest of the members on the committee. It’s not like these committees are the house or senate. It’s a handful of representatives on these committees.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I do NOT like the committee structure we have.
Seats on committees are doled out by party leadership; it’s their way of compelling loyalty and is also used to pressure people to give money to the leadership’s slush fund which is then used, in turn to gain more loyalty by giving out campaign cash. So they are a tool used by iron-fisted leadership, and that’s true on the R side as well.
I acknowledge that the full house or senate can’t do absolutely everything; that’s why committees exist in the first place. But I’d like to see memberships doled out by random lot, every year, with (perhaps) some weighting added–let each member add their name a second time to ONE committee drawing a year to double their chances of getting onto a committee, and add some mechanism to ensure that everyone gets on to at least some committees. That would at least prevent the committee system from being used as corrupt leverage by party leadership. I’d also want to ensure that it’s possible for the full membership to bring a matter to the floor even if the committee “killed” it (there is such a mechanism now at the Federal level. the “discharge petition,” but I don’t believe there is one in my state legislature–party leadership always ensures there is a “kill committee” to destroy legislation they don’t want to have hit the floor).

Marica

Steve–We need you in the Congress! You more have knowledge of our Government than probably all the sitting Congress critters put together…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

No, I’m pretty sure I don’t. Getting legislation through is a very finicky skill that takes years of OJT to learn. I know there is a LOT I don’t know about it.

PeteC

Like bribery!

rayzorbak

All it takes to get “legislation” passed…..
is to be backed by the Chamber of Commerce, Business roundtable and…
LOBBYISTS!…. Lots of LOBBYISTS!

Marica

T3– Jordan and Nunes! THey will come out on the other side of this GREAT AWAKENING as Paul Reveres of the 2nd American Revolution!!

Gudthots

Nothing talks like the facts. 2.1% of guns obtained by criminals were bought. That leaves 97.9% that would not be captured by the legislated systems for “gun control.”
https://twitter.com/prayingmedic/status/1087115673413644288

bflyjesusgrl

That’s the insanity of their argument, Criminals don’t obey laws to begin with. Adding more laws won’t change their behavior one iota, more laws only suppress the freedoms of law abiding citizens. Laws obviously don’t stop evil, crazy, mentally impaired people either!

deplorablebcootz

I agree 100% criminals don’t abide to ANY laws!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Given the definition of “criminal” it’s a freaking tautology.
I had two guns stolen from me a while ago. Both recovered, not from the burglar but from the guy (most likely) they bought drugs from. Apparently the dealer liked guns a lot.

Marica

T3!! this is why we have to fight on whatever evil social media we can!!! Thanks for sharing this!!

Gudthots

And hoorah! for Bolsonaro in Brazil too!

Harry Lime

Please excuse the off-topic topic…
Since 98% of today’s entertainment is vacuous and devoid of meaning I keep having to go back in time to find anything worthwhile to watch. I’ve pretty much exhausted my obsession with film noir and classic westerns and have watched my share of classic Hollywood dramas and comedies and now find myself exploring the silent classics.
It’s interesting to compare what were true giants of the big screen back then compared to what we have today…and I’ll just leave it at that for fear of getting carried away (Alyssa Milano you SUCK!!!).
Since the news is relentlessly filled with such negativity I thought I’d share this video I stumbled upon of silent screen legend Louise Brooks…she did more with her eyes and gestures than just about anyone acting today. Music by the Archies…Sugar Sugar
This just makes me smile.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYW30Il3AQk&w=560&h=315%5D

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good stuff, thank you!

deplorablebcootz

That song sure brought back some good memories!!! Thanks Harry!!!👍😊

Marica

Harry! My 1st 45! (hmmm POTUS 45) 1st pop song I learned from heart ! Thanks for that memory…

TheseTruths

She was lovely and very expressive. Silent movies are a slice of history. Many of them show what people really wore in the 19-teens and twenties, transpportation, general attitudes, and even the items they used in everyday life. I love the comedies of Harold Lloyd.

Harry Lime

Love Harold Lloyd…it is absolutely amazing the stunts that those early comedians pulled off and with no doubles or stuntmen. When he climbed that building in Safety Last it blew me away.
Buster was truly the king of silent comedy in my opinion…an absolute genius!

TheseTruths

In 1919, a prop bomb went off accidentally and blew off Lloyd’s right thumb and two fingers. After that, he wore a prosthetc glove on that hand. To whatever extent he did his own stunts in Safety Last (1923), it was with only seven fingers. It’s interesting to look for the glove in his films after the accident. He never gave up.

Sylvia Avery

Loved the song when I was a kid. Still enjoyed it now! Louise Brooks was very pretty, wasn’t she?

redlegleader68

For a young man, whenever a beautiful woman looks at you THIS WAY,you, my friend, are dead meat!
The way Mrs. RedLeg looked at me “some” years ago!!
Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Amen, we all know THAT look. Waving at Mrs. RedLeg!

Gil

When i see magical doors I think about my kiddo and i making a fairy garden but these little forests get pretty elaborate if youve got the time(and $).
I dig your tree pics tho!comment imagecomment image

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

How do they do that?
I’ve gotta admit, I’m stumped!

Pat Frederick

these are so cool!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If you build it, they will come.
I had a girlfriend who did the ‘fairy treatment’ to one of our pecan trees in the backyard. What she did was similar but amateur to this photo. I thought it was corny at the time but wow, the kids loved it.
My neighbor was a trust fund baby. His wife was an over-educated but eccentric psychologist who decided to leave the profession and opened an EXCEPTIONAL garden center. I love gardening. When we bought the house, my girlfriends talked me into taking a Master Gardening class via our extension service. I couldn’t believe how much I learned.
Well, the neighbors went through a divorce. I was looking out my kitchen window one day and saw the husband, with trucks, hauling debris and slinging black plastic pots. He looked exhausted and I banged on the kitchen window to offer him a cup of coffee and leftover pancakes. He explained that he was clearing out her greenhouses and throwing all the “dead pots away”.
Huh?
“Everything is dead”, he said.
No, it was dormant, not dead. It was February and he didn’t know the difference. I asked him if I could have the dead stuff. He said, “If you haul it, hell yes”.
It was as though I won the garden lottery!
For several days, the minivan and I were busy. I had plants on the dashboard, plants in my lap, stuffed to the rafters. HUNDRED of rare hostas, perennials by the zillions, over a hundred azaleas, over 75 hydrangeas in over a dozen types, scads of Iris, daylilies, Japanese magnolias, 72 lavender crepe myrtles, and foundation plants. My husband thought I lost my mind, “Dead stuff”, he said.
My girlfriends found out what I was doing and I had to share.
With each trip, the plants took over a LARGER section of our yard and I had to figure out what to do with my treasure. I took an inventory and cooked up an idea.
Our house has an old brick-walled garden and one would think that’s where the property ends but it doesn’t.
On the other side of the brick, I had a chicken coop that had not been used by a hen in 30 years. I converted half into a garden shed and half into a playhouse for my toddler son. The chickens went out the back to level ground and then swept down a little hill to a grove of triple 150yr old pecan trees that offered high-dappled shade. The space was secluded, private, quiet, and perfect.
It was time to make the chicken coop garden. I could see it in my mind.
By March, the weather warmed and I dug and cleared, dug and cleared. Our house was abandoned for 23 years so the clearing was a serious effort. In April, my mom committed suicide. I dug and cleared some more and it was perfect therapy. It became mom’s garden, I told myself. I sold my grandmother’s home the same month and rescued ferns from her grandmother. Now, it was a mom’s and great-grandma’s garden. My best girlfriend showed up one day with a peony in her hands, holding it like it was a Faberge Egg. She explained it was from her family’s house in Ohio and if I didn’t mind, she would like to contribute it to the mom’s garden.
I loved the idea.
My 2yr old son dug and I planted, or I dug and he planted. We kept going.
Oddy, at least a dozen girlfriends showed up to contribute plants from their moms or grandmothers and picked out a spot for their plants. Generous and kind. Quite often, I would finish breakfast and open the backdoor to find a Wal-Mart sack with a plants and instructions on what it was – from total strangers, all from sisters, mothers, aunts, and every plant came with a story. Amazing generosity.
We worked through a ‘whole lotta’ motherhood angst that spring.
Eventually, we had about a 150′ x 350′ space, twisting around old trees, that was rough and newly planted but it became magical and we all owned it. At the other end, a curving row of odd-space lavender crepe myrtles would seal off the garden from the lawn. My grandmother’s favorite color was lavender and it was perfect with her soft grey hair. Beyond the garden was a flat plot of about 5 acres surrounded by hardwoods and brush, all in the midst of the city, but completely hidden. It was like a park. No one could see it from the road and few knew it was there.
But it kept growing and the contributions came from all kinds of places.
The following Christmas, I did a huge southern wedding with a theme of “garden in winter’ that required thousands of dollars of fountains and statuary. My fee was keeping all the props and we added them to the garden.
The older kids found a treehouse on abandoned land and talked the dads into moving it to our garden. It was an adventure but it worked and we retrofitted it and put it on stilts. The kids had a clubhouse and they were thrilled.
My girlfriend at the local Wal-Mart garden center was throwing away 13 wrought iron tables because the bolts to attach the legs were broken. I made a deal and bought them for $10/each. Husband welded new bolts. Now, we had tables and chairs throughout the garden.
The men built a huge fireplace and a bada$$ grill. The guys decided they needed a frig in the chicken coop for beer, so we got more electrical outlets, and thus, fairy lights.
A guy showed up in my driveway with a truckbed full of handmade birdhouses. Someone told him I might buy some. We made a deal for the whole truckbed and unloaded them to the side porch. Within 15 minutes, a girlfriend whizzed by who was desperate for an idea for a painting class she was teaching. We loaded up the birdhouses and I ended up with SPECTACULAR birdhouses for the garden.
One of our corporate guests ordered 12K tulip bulbs for the home office and someone changed their mind. He sent the bulbs to me…. in honor of his beloved Polish grandmother.
At one point, between my girlfriends, we had 56 children. When I started the stone company, I had granite pavers engraved with kids names and their favorite sayings shipped from overseas. Over the years, that spot became our July 4th picnic place, kids shot fireworks from their treehouse, our BBQ spot, our spot for Easter Egg hunts, birthday parties, bonfires for homecoming games, Thanksgiving football games, and the rare snowball fights. The kids made football fields, go-cart tracks, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and one summer, an incredible 300′ long slip and slide. We had dozens of weddings and engagements occur in that simple little spot.
Better yet, the backyard became a ‘field trip’ for the kids at the school next door. We brought in wildlife experts with eagles, hawks, baby bears, experts in tree identification, and for plant cell science, we would ‘borrow’ microscopes from the local college and have an outdoor lab. The high school used it for writing classes and the elementary school for art classes. If the weather was good, it worked. I don’t recall how we paid for all the burgers and hotdogs but we managed. About 8yrs ago, we got a new school administration. No more field trips. Bummer. THIS is the problem with our school systems, no parents allowed! I can’t wait until President Trump turns his attention to our schools.
Most of the kids are grown and gone, busy with their careers. When they return though, they look at the backyard wistfully. We’re never too old to play and now that they are older, they appreciate childhood in different ways.
Out of all that pain, dead bushes, divorce, and nastiness, came something exceptional. We didn’t need a vacation, we had the best spot in the world. A blessing from a fairy? Nah, it’s it’s the goodness in people. Love and friendship always wins. We need more of it.

Pat Frederick

what a wonderful story!!!
I am so sorry about your mother–I’m sure she is admiring all the hard work you did!
I have absolutely no luck with flowers here in our woods–our house lies in the shadow of the mountain we reside on–and the animals eat everything that isn’t fenced in. We fenced in a small vegetable garden and we do fence small trees we plant till they are strong enough to endure a little deer scrape or nibble.
But we do plant trees in honor of our loved ones that pass–we’ve planted oak trees, apple trees and pines…
i wold love to see pictures of your garden!

NebraskaFilly

Thank you, Pat. I was also wishing I could see pics – it sounds like paradise!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Gardening keeps a person humble. Can’t control mother nature.

NebraskaFilly

Daughn, you are quite simply a truly amazing person! My goodness, the ingenuity you display, the knowledge, your kindness and universal love, GREAT stories – what a treasure!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m starting to wonder about the effects of social media. We were outside so much more.

NebraskaFilly

THIS is, IMO, the main reason for obesity. Add in ending PE in schools and parents inability (or unwillingness) to really supervise their children and force them up off the couch, and here we are! Exacerbated by other factors, of course, like junk food and GMO foods full of chemicals.

Gudthots

Praying for safety for those who serve. PDJT and brother Wolfmoon specifically.

Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psalm 5:!2

https://twitter.com/M2Madness/status/1087433658196205568

Marica

saw this too today T3…POTUS and Pence quietly placed wreath on MLK memorial… Somber. Serious. Pray!

Pat Frederick

wow stuff I didn’t know in the responses to the tweet–Donna was at the hospital when Seth Rich was brought in? didn’t know that…
funny POTUS included Lincoln in one of his tweets recently as well…hmmm…
many trying to decode the impressions on the paper where she wrote her
note” without having the actual paper not sure how they will do it…waiting to be impressed!

Aubergine

I have limited Photoshop skills, but I applied a couple of filters, and I can see the information is there. Someone will reveal it. Even I can see “will call ____ today,” I think.

Pat Frederick

good for you! i couldn’t see that

Aubergine

Well, we will see if I am right! Some anon will decode it, I’m sure.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That’s wild Aubergine. Did you get the impression Donna was ready to spill the beans and then stopped? Remember when she came out with her book? Very strange.

Aubergine

I don’t know. I can’t read enough to tell.
It feels like she is under some kind of duress right now, doesn’t it?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yeah, perfect description.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Pro tip–make a habit of removing the paper from the pad, THEN writing on it.
They even advise that when you’re getting briefings on how to guard classified information. If you write something classified on the pad before removing the paper–the entire pad is now classified and has to be locked up, not just the sheet of paper you were writing on.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Someone is leaking to Epoch Times in a big way. I like it.

Gudthots

Worth re-reading in light of what is happening and the helpful twit-account from the author.
Tweets:

Article: https://medium.com/@jamestown/they-live-an-american-monologue-6cfdf264cd3

churchmouse
Molly Pitcher
Molly Pitcher

You have to click it to read it…Face Crime

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

To me I am more reminded of doublethink. Doublethink was the ability many in the world of 1984 had cultivated to hold two mutually contradictory opinions at the same time.
Sounds a lot like today’s Left to me.

holley100

I don’t think it’s a smirk but a self conscious, teeth covering smile. Some of the full-smile pictures of him online make me think that.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Poor kid was nervous and knew he had cameras in his face. Impulse is to smile slightly when we know we are being filmed. Well done, son.

NebraskaFilly

He said he smiled so the fake indian would know he wasn’t angry. I also have no doubt he felt some real fear as well, having never experienced anything like it.

holley100

His parents must be very proud of him. I don’t think I could have held it together like he did.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

You’re right, Holley. I couldn’t have.

Gudthots

I read that he said he was purposely smiling WHILE HE PRAYED for the man.

Sylvia Avery

Here’s a fun read. Enjoy!
Kurt Schlichter: Everyone Who Takes On Trump Is Crushed
“What is this eerie power Donald Trump has to select the perfect enemies, enemies whose own myriad failings often cause them to commit ritual suicide whenever they face him? He usually doesn’t even have to do anything – these goofs do it to themselves.
His latest victim is BuzzFraud, that listcicle-curating web site for millennial geeks that had the mainstream media in a 24-hour festival of onanism over a report so full of Schumer that even Mueller and his pack of Democrat activists had to shout, “Yo, chill.”
It’s not like BuzzFraud had a lot of journalistic credibility to start with, but props to them for managing to gather up every iota of once and future integrity, hauling it out in front of everyone, dousing it with 91 octane premium, and tossing in a match.
And in the White House, serene as the government shutdown continues, Trump smiles….”
Read the rest here:
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/01/21/untitled-n2539336

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That was terrific from Kurt! Thank you, Sylvia.

Sylvia Avery

He had a segment on, also, with Mark Steyn where they discussed the Covington Kids. Mark talked briefly about how Free Speech is very different (non existent) in Canada and Canadian TV of course ran with this story, too, and that thought there was ample material for the kids to go after Canadian Broacasting Co. (if I got the name right) for libel/slander whatever…lying about them and ruining their reputations, anyway.
I hope everyone who jumped on this thing to discredit those kids has to pay pay pay. How else will they learn?

NebraskaFilly

I didn’t see it but supposedly not Hannity.

GA/FL

THIS Covington thing is being ‘puffed’ and ‘sensationalized’ by the leftist activists. They seem to pick on young people in restaurants, malls, etc. … anyone wearing MAGA or Trump attire.
It’s all about –
1. Marginalizing, smearing Christians and Christian morals and values, especially regarding life and sexuality.
2. Supreme Court Nomination – preventing a conservative Christian/Catholic from being nominated.
3. 2020 Election – making MAGA Hats a ‘hate symbol’.

GA/FL

President Trump is aware of all this – last night he tweeted about the Covington kids media smear and then retweeted this:

GA/FL

YOU GO, TUCKER!!!

GA/FL
Molly Pitcher

Wow…a fake account with lots of followers , fake picture, polarized content…wonder which left wing troll farm that came from? How many of the flaming tweets everyday are from fake people?
100 tweets a day…no foreigner is doing this for fun. Who was paying????

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Husband was onto this last night.
Very odd that Covington Basketball Team played against Stoneman Douglas in Parkland on December 28th. I mean, what are the chances? He looked at their schedule.

Molly Pitcher

So coincidental, hmm. Great catch by your husband BTW!
The activist machine is well oiled. This dopey Indian is a pro agitator.
It’s a monumental credit to the students that they didn’t react in the way the activists hoped.

GA/FL

Exactly! Left wing troll/propaganda outlet.

GA/FL

Who is paying for these people who harass all the Trumps, both family and staff accounts?

NebraskaFilly

Gates, Rockefellers, some socialist-sounding group (probably Soros-linked) are promoting his fund raising under the banner of some youth group.

Sylvia Avery

I already want to pick up my shovel and go build the damned wall myself. And I thought I was fairly well informed about what goes on with regards to illegal border crossing. But, I learned new things by reading this. Ugh.
“EXCLUSIVE: This Former Border Federal Special Prosecutor’s Shocking Stories Will Make You Want To Build The Wall Yourself…”
Read the article here:
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2019/01/21/exclusive-this-former-border-federal-special-prosecutors-shocking-stories-will-make-you-want-to-build-the-wall-yourself-n2539343

Marica

Sylvia!! Patriots will DO — not just talk! Wolfie just went and DID. He decided Blogging and talking was not enough.. As each of us are called–We will respond…I have faith that we will all respond to whatever our calling..
Keep Shovel handy!! You WILL be called girl!!

Pat Frederick

wow, the bear one!
the rest made me giggle…thanks for sharing Wheatie!!!

Marica

Wheatie!! These are Hilarious!!! Frog one! Who has a pet FROG? LOL!!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

My sister owns a couple of toads. Close enough? 😀
There are a number of videos of bearded dragons playing the same game, in fact one is shown in the replies to the tweet.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Omg, the sheep, and the bear!

Sadie Slays

This Covington thing is taking an increasingly anti-Catholic and anti-Kavanaugh turn on social media. Even the dubious conservative pundits (I’m sure you know the ones) are pushing comparisons to Kavanaugh out of nowhere. I’m convinced this entire media stunt was concocted to set up a narrative against the next Supreme Court nominee.

Pat Frederick

i think you’re right

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

And like I said on the other thread,the SJW Catholics, and the ones who drank too much spiked Jesuit kool-aid, not necessarily the real thing, as well as a few Franciscans now on record as LGTBQ or whatever are going to join in AND STILL not only attend Mass and the Sacraments, but lecture the rest of us.
Honestly, they’re worse than Notre Dame Alumni when it comes to football.

Pat Frederick

i love these ladies!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Cohen opens the door to everyone else. Hate to say it but SD might be right on this one. They want Don, Jr. badly and then, they can open the Trump Org books.

GA/FL

Left that starts with L and that stands for LIES…
Non-stop lying is all we have heard from the left….lies, lies and more lies.

GA/FL

Phillips is not a war hero or a tribal elder….he’s a leftist activist and his group is a Native American version of the Black Panthers.
https://twitter.com/hejoural/status/1087559009467543554

Pat Frederick

she’s a lawyer? I guess her braids are too tight–they’re squeezing her brain too much!

Pat Frederick

that’s one scary cat!!!
loved the dogs tho

GA/FL

Gudthots

Thank you Sidney Powell.

GA/FL

Folks – we have a new young generation of Media Truth Warriors coming up.
Here’s one:

GA/FL

Here’s another:

Then we have:
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*https://twitter.com/thecjpearson/
*https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/
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and many more.
Every time the leftists and their media propagandists foment vile smears and promote violence, they create more truth warriors of every age.

GA/FL

Back to the BORDER….

Pat Frederick

excellent decision, imo

Pat Frederick

Wheatie, I love your pictures!! warm welcoming places in the woods!
We live in the woods–and cut down trees to burn in our wood stove. We also harvest the ones that fall in storms if we can. Sometimes there are stumps (and sometimes not if we’re creating paths for the atvs) but I found these awesome wooden doors in several sizes a Hobby Lobby. They look like elf/fairy/troll doors–rounded at the top–with molding, knobs etc.
I bought a half dozen so far and I intend to stain them and then get Hubby to fasten them on the stumps–create a little magic in our neck of the woods. I will probably add windows to the larger stumps as well–and hubby promised a few roofs too…lol

Pat Frederick

I am thinking long term…after we are gone from this place…whoever owns it next and stumbles upon these in the woods…
Hubby’s winter project (he enjoys woodworking) is to make signs–using his router somehow. He’s fascinated with making poles like they had in M*A*S*H—and putting those along the atv trails…picking far away destinations.

GA/FL

“Inside the Inaugural Blexit Rally: ‘The Black and Latino Community Will Save America’”
THIS gives the leftist race mongers chills….

“The line outside the theatre nearly wrapped around the block hours before the event began, as eager attendees met and greeted each other.”
Podium had posters that said: “Liberals Can’t Bully Us.”
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/21/exclusive-inside-the-inaugural-blexit-rally-the-black-and-latino-community-will-save-america/

Pat Frederick

i…she…wow…this chick is dumb…climate change is our WWII???
.@AOC on millennials and social media: “We’re, like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change” pic.twitter.com/HjhbVyfFN4
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019

Pat Frederick

such dainty, delicate flowers –our new Congresswomen
@AOC tells Colbert: I give “zero” f*cks about people telling me not to “make waves.” pic.twitter.com/Qe1VlABUXy
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019

churchmouse

GA/FL

Little Lying Leftist propagandist spouts off non-stop without producing a shred of evidence. The Leftist media just laps it up.

churchmouse

Something isn’t right there.
All of this is going to get worse before it gets better.
Just saying that we need to be psychologically prepared for more Bravo Sierra.

GA/FL

Is desperation and/or sin created drunkenness/blindness making them brazen, careless, unhinged?
Some of their words and actions are truly bizarre, illogical, depraved, vile.

churchmouse

Yes, it’s as if a festering spiritual boil has been well and truly lanced.
Let’s continue to pray, pray, pray that all this gets out in the open, as hideous and depraved as it is.

Pat Frederick

she has sense of decorum–although you can’t tell her that cuz she’ll tell you her office is decorated in style…smh

Pat Frederick

lol…no sense of decorum…

rayzorbak

What an economic ILLITERATE this IDIOT is…..
Too bad there are MANY more in our country

churchmouse

Agree.
It’s pathetic.

bflyjesusgrl

Pat Frederick

and this, sorry if it doesn’t post correctly:
1,500 Private Jets Descend on Davos Carrying Globalist Elite for Climate Talks https://t.co/LpHH6LwIYj
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 22, 2019
perhaps AOC can lecture them and tell them to carpool….

Sylvia Avery

Oh dear. She doesn’t believe in billionaires. They are immoral.
So pleased the Left has discovered morality. Too bad they don’t actually understand it.

Pat Frederick

i think what’s immoral is taxpayers forking over $174K a year for this nonsense!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

AOC is the gift that keeps giving.
Financial channels in full blown meltdown over these comments.

Pat Frederick
Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

They keep saying there will be investigations, but there is no evidence so far any of that is happening. Not that Congressional investigations have much in the way of teeth on criminal matters.

Pat Frederick

I just don’t see what they can point to as perjury. And yes, they want to impeach Kavanaugh because they fear RBG is not long for this world…

NYGuy54

I thought this was mostly over but it has exploded into a brand new phase. Loonies are threatening the kids, their families. Twitter phonies are posting provocative encounters with the kids. Weirdos arew trying to dig into homework assignments and taking “blackout days” out of context. Now the school has to be shut down.
If this is not stopped quickly, there will be a school shooting. Social media companies absolutely have to weed out the strange comments and law enforcement needs to go after public threats, real or implied.
We are at the pivot point. Right now.

NYGuy54
Pat Frederick

she’s absolutely right! Without any punishment, these incidents with so called journalists will continue–talk is cheap–I want to see some journalistic reform–is that even a thing?
I can’t say journalistic integrity cuz that’s NOT a thing.

churchmouse

Here’s her Twitter thread (click any tweet to see full thread):

NYGuy54

thanks church

churchmouse

You’re welcome.

Sylvia Avery

You may be right. This may be the pivot point.
It has definitely exploded anew. The story might even be bigger than before. Whew.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Agreed, libel laws changed. They’ve become a danger to America.

churchmouse

What nearly every American used to believe now seems ‘out there’ to all but Deplorables.
The article in the tweet, I hope, reminds us of what we learned in US History class in high school:
https://twitter.com/BLUEPRINT_Q/status/1087611870742228995

churchmouse
churchmouse

Hmm:

GA/FL

ALERT – One of our young truth warriors, Charlie Kirk, founder of TPUSA, needs our prayers!!!

churchmouse

WTH is wrong with the hospital staff? Refusal to care for someone whose political beliefs they do not share?
Seems he’s in now (phew):