Dear MAGA: 20190428 Open Topic


This very special ORTHODOX EASTER SUNDAY
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.


See the January 1st daily thread for the rules of the road,
which are few but important.


Remember – your greatest gift to President Trump is FIVE WORDS:
I AM PRAYING FOR YOU

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He Is Risen!

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Orthodoxy and Calendars

We are here to rejoice in solidarity with our Orthodox brothers and sisters as they celebrate the resurrection of our Savior today. But first, let’s spend a moment thinking about why calendars were so important that two of the oldest sects of Christianity are unable to pick the same date for Easter?

While the issue is somewhat complicated, it may be summarized in the two factors at work that cause this conflict in dates:
1) The issue of the calendar; and
2) the adherence by the Orthodox to the early practices of the Christian Church.

Why is Orthodox Christian Easter later than the Catholic one?

For the last week I’ve been pondering this. I’m not an expert on anything, but it seems that it has to do with the character of each stream of the faith. I’m thinking about that in the context of the God’s gifts to the Church.

And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, or building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the extent of the full stature of Christ…  Ephesians 4:11-13

The early Fathers of the Church that stood their ground against every heresy. Those following in their footsteps would be expected to default to standing their ground against suggested changes to the traditions. This is a good thing. It could be seen as the role of the Prophet in the Church. I’m seeing the Orthodox church as more strongly inclined to resist change. (Of course, there could be geopolitical reasons too.)

But consider if they have been gifted to stand like the prophets of old. Those who were willing to stand by the truth–from God–against every attempt to change it no matter what. If this is true, it would not surprise us that traditional methods for determining where Resurrection Sunday falls on the Calendar each year continue to be strictly followed in the Orthodox tradition. Also, the reasoning makes a lot of sense. The resurrection necessarily follows AFTER the Passover which is the foreshadowing of the sacrifice of God’s own Son to redeem us all from sin and death.

Most divisions between Orthodox and Roman Catholic are not emphasized in our day, but the calendar issues are the ones that seem to create the most visible separation.

While I might be understanding of how the Gregorian calendar came about, I also have a great deal of respect for the Orthodox Christian’s devotion to tradition and honor for the early practices of the Christian Church.

T*3
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What Is Eastern Orthodox Easter?

Customs, greetings, and foods by from LearnReligions.com

Easter season is the most significant and sacred time of the Orthodox Church calendar. Orthodox Easter consists of a series of celebrations or movable feasts commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Observances of Eastern Orthodox Easter

In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, the spiritual preparations begin with Great Lent, 40 days of self-examination and fasting (including Sundays), which starts on Clean Monday and culminates on Lazarus Saturday.

Clean Monday falls seven weeks before Easter Sunday. The term “Clean Monday” refers to cleansing from sinful attitudes through the Lenten fast. Lazarus Saturday occurs eight days before Easter Sunday and signifies the end of Great Lent.
Next comes Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, followed by Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday, or Pascha.
Fasting continues throughout Holy Week. Many Orthodox churches observe a Paschal Vigil which ends just before midnight on Holy Saturday (or Great Saturday), the last day of Holy Week on the evening before Easter. Immediately following the vigil, Easter festivities begin with Paschal Matins, Paschal Hours, and the Paschal Divine Liturgy.
Paschal Matins is an early morning prayer service or part of an all-night prayer vigil. Paschal Hours is a brief, chanted prayer service, reflecting the joy of Easter. And Paschal Divine Liturgy is a communion or Eucharist service. These are the first celebrations of Christ’s resurrection and are considered the most important services of the ecclesiastical year.

After the Eucharist service, the fast is broken, and the feasting begins.

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Orthodox Easter Traditions and Greetings

It is customary among Orthodox Christians to greet one another during the Easter season with the Paschal greeting. The salutation begins with the phrase, “Christ ​is Risen!” The response is “Truly; He is Risen!” The phrase “Christos Anesti” (Greek for “Christ is Risen”) is also the title of a traditional Orthodox Easter hymn sung during Easter services in celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

In the Orthodox tradition, eggs are a symbol of new life. Early Christians used eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the regeneration of believers. At Easter, eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for the redemption of all men.

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Eastern Orthodox Easter Foods

Greek Orthodox Christians traditionally break the Lenten fast after the midnight Resurrection Service. Customary foods are a lamb and Tsoureki Paschalino, a sweet Easter dessert bread.

Serbian Orthodox families traditionally begin the feasting after Easter Sunday services. They enjoy appetizers of smoked meats and cheeses, boiled eggs and red wine. The meal consists of chicken noodle or lamb vegetable soup followed by spit-roasted lamb.

Holy Saturday is a day of strict fasting for Russian Orthodox Christians, while families stay busy making preparations for the Easter meal. Usually, the Lenten fast is broken after the midnight mass with traditional Paskha Easter bread cake.

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michaelh

You can’t read the Felice Report and not feel GREAT about AMERICA!!!

Kalbo

Beautiful!
Thanks for posting.

Plain Jane

Thank you T3 for the information about the spiritual preparation of our fellow believers.
That pic of the beautiful eggs is a winner.

Sylvia Avery

Those eggs were just gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything like them!

Plain Jane

Me either. Wonder how they are done.

Plain Jane

I found this for the coloring, but it doesn’t say anything about how to do the botanical designs on the eggs.

Plain Jane
Sylvia Avery

So pretty!

Sylvia Avery

So tragic.

TheseTruths

I think the chans are going to be a target as a result of this shooting. I’m even wondering if they were an intended target, so to speak. From this article: https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/john-earnest/
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Earnest posted a 4,000-word anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and white supremacist manifesto he wrote and published online before the shooting and said in a post on 8chan that he would be live streaming the attack, but no video of the shooting has emerged. A Facebook page he linked to in the post has been deactivated.
John Earnest posted a link his manifesto on 8chan, an imageboard-style forum, and his “open letter” is filled with references to the far right and other dark corners of the Internet. He also referenced 4Chan’s /pol/ message board.
He wrote that he had “only been lurking” on the message boards for a year and a half. After his post on 8chan, users there cheered him on, expressing hope he would get a “high score.”

wheatietoo

The Qresearch board has already been a target for the past year…or more, since Q started gaining a large number of readers.
The shills post vile racist and anti-semitic screeds.
And because of the wide open free speech policy there, those horrible posts remain.
This makes it easy for Enemedia to point to and declare that the whole site is racist and anti-semitic.
It is so obvious what ‘they’ are doing.
‘They’ have been trying to drive the innocent Anons away and keep them from doing their digs together…and also stop them from making their brilliant memes.
‘They’ are also trying to make people afraid to visit the site and even lurk there, for fear that they will get tarred with the same smear tactics.
It won’t work.
‘They’ are being too obvious…and the courageous Anons are not being driven away.

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. They want to take down the chans, and they want to make the Moslems just as much “victims” of hate as the Jews are.
The thing is, the Moslems are the ones fomenting hate, which is being fired up and channeled by the deep state.
They’re probably going to try to use this as an “example of how gun control would have stopped this, yada, yada, yada”… Of course, Kalifornistan has gun control ordinances, so how do they reconcile that. And the off-duty Border Patrol agent who prevented it from being MUCH worse had CC and was able to stop the shooter. If he’d not had a gun, it would have been a very different picture indeed. Again, the left will have a hard time countering this. But they’ll try.
They have this nasty habit of believing opposite, indeed antipodal things as true, at the same time. One only has to look at Chiquita Khruschev to see how that works out…
Funny how all these medicated nutcakes have a manifesto at hand, probably professionally written, by someone with a Rhodes Collar, as it were…

Sylvia Avery

I agree. The chans are targets.

debutromance

ttt, thanks for including here the stories of the victims and the heroes of the attack. They are the important faces and lives to remember.
May God bless their souls.

Kalbo

MCM intentionally reports AR-15 assault weapon to increase clicks, anti 2A Rights hysteria, and of course clicks…$$$.
Further validates MCM lack of integrity.

Kalbo

Control, power & money.

GA/FL

Here is the lady who stepped in the line of fire to save her Rabbi
https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1122537119925317632

bflyjesusgrl
Covadonga

I saw Judge Nap at a live event years ago, and he was a titan back then.
Something really went wrong for him to go off the rails like he has.

redlegleader68

GCHQ went wrong for him … and his employer … just sayin’ … 😉

Kalbo

Yep.
Faux News guidelines keeps Nap within Faux news guidelines.
NJ State judge experience further minimizes Naps value.
Like many on Faux News, Nap isn’t worth listening to. Too busy giggling and making statements that are simply BS.

GA/FL
bflyjesusgrl

Ni Ni, T3! Butterfly too🦋🦋 😴 💤 🛌 🦋🦋

Sylvia Avery

Thank you for a really interesting opening post. Sleep well!

ForGodandCountry

As some of you may remember, I am a very big fan of the erudite and entertaining Conrad Black. Here is his latest, which I repost in full for it’s perspective. Few pundits in this day and age are as willing to make predictions as Black does, and fewer still are consistently accurate, as Black is.
The thing I like most about Mr. Black is that he sells confidence, whereas people like Sundance sell fear and uncertainty. Read this, the convince me Black is wrong.
Democrats Court Electoral Disaster With Trump Hearings
By Conrad Black | April 25th, 2019
The Democrats should be changing the subject, and running away from President Trump’s legal issues as fast as they can.
It is illustrative of how completely invested they were in the hare-brained fraud of Russian collusion, that they are having such a crisis of separation from the subject. They are not the only losers in this fiasco, though they are the biggest losers.
They are left trying to pretend that they have an invitation to impeach from special counsel Robert Mueller, but that is not correct. In his and his Trump-hating investigative staff’s desperation to attack the president, Mueller engaged in the wholly unprofessional practice of acknowledging that he could not claim there was adequate evidence to prosecute or impeach the president, but could not exonerate him, either. It was up to the House of Representatives to determine if there were grounds to impeach.
Ahead of last week’s release of the redacted Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr in his summary explained the criteria for a charge of obstruction. Those criteria include evidence of a corrupt act with corrupt intent in contemplation of a legal proceeding. The attorney general, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, a favorite of congressional Democrats who was supposedly considering recording Trump two years ago to canvass the cabinet to see if he was mentally unfit to be president, and the special counsel all agreed that none of the necessary ingredients for the president to be guilty of obstruction was present.
The extravagant, knife-edge judgment call the House of Representatives Democrats have been pretending to be considering about whether to impeach or not is bunk—self-improvised therapy to cushion their psychological plunge from confidence they could take down the president, to the grim awakening to the legal vulnerabilities of the Obama Administration and the Clinton campaign in confecting this monstrous fraud of Trump-Russian collusion. It is like a retreating army, led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) insisting that impeachment won’t succeed, then a less defeatist Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saying of the president that “he’s not worth it,” (as if there were a chance of impeaching him), followed by Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D.-Calif.) intoning that impeachment can’t be done without some Republican support.
Straggling at the back of the dejected column of retreating Democrats is Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), the dog that barks as the caravan passes on. He purports to believe every word of the Steele dossier, which even James Comey effectively dismissed as rubbish as he assured its public circulation, and before it was publicly known to have been commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.
Even as the Democrats, visibly grief-stricken, were forced off the battlements of impeachment by their failed ally Mueller, they are wavering at the false temptation he dangled before them: of trying to aggregate a bunch of acts that do not singly or together constitute an indictable case of obstruction, that the two top law officers in the country and the Justice Department’s counselor have declared do not meet any of the criteria for indictable obstruction, may yet be actionable as obstruction—of justice, as opposed to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s sanity.
Clearly. Only the front of the retreating Democratic column has departed the impeachment fantasy-land. The interim strategy of the itinerant Democrats as they plod backwards is the revenge of endless hearings and subpoenas. This will compound the fiasco from which they are already reeling.
They still do not grasp the point: There was no illegal, or any, collusion with Russia, by Trump, or anyone else.
The notion that there is any possibility of convincing any serious person that the president obstructed justice doesn’t exist. If it did, Mueller would have thankfully seized and alleged it. Instead, he got himself and his rabid bloodhounds off the hook by the thoroughly unprofessional tactic of criticizing someone there is not evidence to charge, as Comey did with Hillary Clinton (though there was plenty of grounds to charge her). But in this case, Mueller salvaged a tiny laurel for himself by describing the president very unflatteringly, and passing the buck. And the Democratic militants in the House, instead of seeing what Mueller’s game is, have taken the bait, and will go down with all hands in absurd hearings that bore the public, where no damaging evidence will be adduced from witnesses who have already been around the track with Mueller; while the headlines and news bulletins are taken over by the investigators of the investigators.
Donald Trump stunned the political class into collective paralysis, disbelief, and snarling lawlessness when he won the presidential election in 2016. They have thrown at him what the attorney general rightfully called an “unprecedented” campaign of (he did not use this expression) dirty tricks and defamation. The defeat he has inflicted on them, furnished by investigators committed to the cause of destroying Trump, is not one that can be cushioned, as the election loss was cushioned by the immense distraction about illegitimacy.
The Democratic guerrilla war has not been conducted without betrayals from the Republican side. The NeverTrumpers, especially former House Speaker Paul Ryan and now departed Senators Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, and John McCain, and a few of the other senators, including Ben Sasse and Lisa Murkowski, gave some aid and comfort to the enemy for the first two years. But at this late stage, only Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) signaled that if the Democrats used their House majority to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, they would have one Republican vote. Romney was pleased that no American had illegally cooperated with Russian election-meddling, but was “sickened” by Mueller’s nasty portrayal of the president’s foibles.
President Trump is what was called in Victorian times “an acquired taste.” Many like him as a public personality and many do not. But the Congress should recall that the American people were not electing someone to lead a cotillion; and in this call for hearings it is in the final stages of confirming his legitimacy, either by letting go of the malicious foolishness about illegal collusion with Russia, or by sending it to the Senate, where it has no chance of being approved, and would probably not even attract the votes of all the Democrats.
Everyone understands that the president and Romney have had their differences. Romney attacked Trump savagely in the primaries, but was happy to be considered as secretary of state. (He never struck me as much of a diplomat—he went to Europe as presumptive Republican nominee in 2012 and told the British they weren’t up to holding the Olympic Games in London, just before one of the most successful Olympiads of all time). Just before he was sworn into the Senate, Romney wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post denouncing Trump. And his “sickened” desertion was a lone voice of Republican treachery masquerading as the moral high ground. There is no shortage of people sickened by Romney as—in the words of his predecessor in the Senate, Orrin Hatch—“a well-oiled weather-vane,” who has faced in all four directions on every issue, and blew a presidential campaign he had largely won in 2012.
Whatever new tedium of partisan muck-raking Nadler and Schiff may yet produce, they will lose their audience to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and others grilling the justice and intelligence and campaign worthies of Obama and Hillary Clinton, including Mueller himself, on the obvious offenses they committed to influence and undo the last presidential election.
It is not the president whose legitimacy is now in any question; it is those who attacked his legitimacy illegally, who will now experience the wheels of justice. The game has turned; the hunted are the hunters. Even Representative Swalwell will figure it out eventually.
https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/25/democrats-court-electoral-disaster-with-trump-hearings/

ForGodandCountry

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wheatietoo

“They still do not grasp the point: There was no illegal, or any, collusion with Russia, by Trump, or anyone else.”
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I disagree with Conrad Black’s statement here, FG&C…but the rest of the article is really good.
We don’t know for sure yet if Putin/Russia colluded with the Dems to try to get HRC elected.
It would make sense though, that Putin would have preferred to have Crooked Hillary to deal with, rather than a President Trump.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Agreed. And there is MUCH cunning psychological advantage to the REVERSO of accusing Trump of what THEY themselves were doing.
Russia is smart. All their old American assets are still “Soviet at heart”. Why not keep them running using the “I” in MICE?
When the LION is at bay, the MICE get PLAY.
MICE: Money, Ideology, Compromise or Coercion (depending on source), and Ego or Extortion (depending on source).

michaelh

Thanks for the pointer!

ForGodandCountry

….and Ukrainians

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

***** BOOM!!! *****
AMEN!
Most important two words YET. AND UKRAINIANS.
This is where it’s very important to understand several points. This is why I trust NEITHER Russia nor Ukraine. My motto:
DON’T TRUST, AND VERIFY SECRETLY AND RELENTLESSLY
1. Don’t expect simplicity in anything to do with Ukraine and Russia
2. The BINARY ideas Ukraine Bad / Russia Good and Ukraine Good / Russia Bad are always a TRICK
3. The Soviets actually had a PLAN against the West that looked a lot like what we are in now. It involved dragging the US into a Ukrainian civil war. HMMMMMM. So just because the Soviet Union magically disappeared, that means the plan won’t work – RIIIIIIIIGHT? 😉
4. Ukraine is most useful for OBFUSCATION of anything Russian.
5. John Podesta and his old COLLEAGUE Manafort were both neck deep in Ukraine. Interesting.
6. John Podesta was involved with an ALLEGEDLY PRO-RUSSIAN GROUP in Ukraine, and yet he, Cankles and Victoria Nuland helped engineer a COUP that put “anti-Russian” SOROS-BACKED people into power, who used neo-Nazis with tiki torches to gain cultural power (because Ukraine rebelling against Russia is a long-embedded theme in the culture, and they even embraced the Nazis as liberators from Stalin).
7. This is where Q’s attempts to get us to understand that national socialism and international socialism are really just variations on a THEME comes back into play. One cannot look at a fully DECEITFUL ideology and expect that it has not fooled you at one more turn in one way or another.
***** FALSE OPPOSITES ARE EVERYWHERE WITH “SOCIALISM” *****
8. Look at the decades-long, orbital-camera view at the Europe chessboard. SOCIALISM took down Germany with both the KPD and Hitler. Look at the BIG PICTURE. Look at how SOCIALISM forced BAD GOVERNMENT on Germany, one way or another, to conquer it.
9. Consider this “maximum deception” scenario:
American commies featuring Cankles pretending not to be in Russia’s crypto-Soviet, Obama-emplacement thrall (look at the timelines of all leaders to see how they all worked around the elevation of Obama) are helping a long-term Soviet plan to denuclearize America, which includes both the exfiltration of uranium and construction of some nasty sum-of-all-fears plot to turn Americans against nukes, to create political cover for military denuclearization as the final step. They have TWO CIA-CNN-supported (carefully) Vietnam-style bait wars in Syria and Ukraine, with M.K. McCain hustling for both, because a Vietnam/Iraq cultural “bump” is required for their left-pushed denuking (note how this worked in the civilian sector in the 60s/70s). Cankles as SoS is in the perfect position to help construct the Ukraine trap, and that is one of her first tasks. Obama lets it happen, as he works on manipulating the Arab Spring to serve KGB-CIA / Soviet / socialist interests, rather than Western. Watch Obama’s and ValJar’s hands on SAVING IRAN and creating the Syria trap (war supported by Robert Creamer), after they order PSD-11 to “learn the lay of the tinder”.
The key to larger understanding is that the Soviets never do anything militarily without MASSIVE, prior, decades-long softening of the enemy through SUBVERSION, using the China foil the whole way along. They use every possible kind of deception, too. They have forced us to be short-term thinkers, and the Americommie-inflicted FAKE NEWS keeps us stupid and short-term on their long-term intent.
Those who are not timelining Russia and China over DECADES miss the entire game.
Those who understand the PLAN know that it’s actually not a game, but it plays a lot like one, with LONG-TERM STRATEGY.
The reason Trump sounds the same as he did decades ago is that he understands the long game, and is playing it. The FAKE NEWS are useful idiots for the most part – they cannot follow the long game – most of them don’t even know there is one. Obama’s attacks on Trump were always somebody who understood both the long-term game, AND that Trump understood the long-term game, too.
Finally, ask this. Why would Q CLEARANCE (nuclear) see this, but others not? Because DENUCLEARIZATION of AMERICA is an intent – a pattern – they would see before everybody else, having both insider and public information, as well as strong military analysis of all adversaries.
Accepting the “sum of all fears” strategy as a reality from Q is critical to THEN seeing WHY it would be employed by somebody – and we can then look at whose hands are dirty on it, and WHERE THEY WERE HEADED.
The 16-year plan. It just keeps coming BACK to it. And THAT is a SHORT-TERM PLAN.
The socialists needed a REALLY BIG ALINSKY FEAR.
And FAKE NEWS used its primary power to help us not see it – the power of LOOK HERE, NOT THERE.

bflyjesusgrl

wheatietoo

Thank you for the wonderful new thread, TTT!
This has been a blessed Easter season this year, and thank you for enriching our knowledge of it with your thoughtful and inspirational posts.
😊🙂

Sylvia Avery

Yes! All of the posts here really enhanced my holy season.

JasonD

VDH – Eloquent, as usual ….
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-religion-decline-western-civilization/
Apologies if this has already been posted

wheatietoo

Sorry Jason…I love you, but I’m not clicking on National Review.
That site is still a platform for the nevertrumpers who are trying to destroy our President.
I like VDH, but not enough to click on National Review.

JasonD

Fair enough Wheatie!
My take is – by clicking on VDH and maybe McCarthy, one is sending a message. By supporting VDH over there one is giving the finger to French, Goldberg and the like. Mutliple wins with one click 😉

wheatietoo

An Anon posted this, with the following caption:
“And just like that, Easter Worshipers become Christians.”comment image
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The NYSlimes doesn’t even try to hide their anti-Christian bias.
🤨😠

michaelh

To think the NYT was started by a devout Presbyterian!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

A PressBiteTerrier I can believe!

wheatietoo

Mark Levin’s radio show from Friday evening, the 26th, with a call-in interview with Pres Trump:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ASiFBhkOrY&w=540&h=360%5D
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The portion with Pres Trump begins at about the 33:50 mark.
When not speaking with PTrump, talks about how proud he is of our President…proud of how he fights and the proud of the things he is doing and has accomplished.
He is all in for Pres Trump now.

NebraskaFilly

Nice to see but I sure wish Levin would get his head straight on the natural born citizen subject and acknowledge that Lyin’ Canadian Ted is NOT Constitutionally eligible (and no, PDJT’s kids, with the exception of Tiffany, are also NOT Constitutionally eligible)!!!! We saw what happened when the MIC was elected – he was not Constitutionally eligible – do we want to see it happen again? I don’t think so!!!

sallyal

Yes, yes, Yes!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Not just enjoyable – very informative! <3

Harry Lime

So, I watched the first two seasons of True Detective…
Pedophilia, prostitution, sex parties, sexual deviancy, drugs, infidelity, bribery, murder, gangs, greed, gambling, governmental corruption…and Russians too!
I can’t for the life of me imagine where Hollywood gets its ideas from.

Kalbo

Pedophilia, prostitution, sex parties, sexual deviancy, drugs, infidelity, bribery, murder, gangs, greed, gambling, governmental corruption…and Russians too!
I can’t for the life of me imagine where Hollywood gets its ideas from.
Hollywierd has unlimited material to create shows based on their life styles based on…”Pedophilia, prostitution, sex parties, sexual deviancy, drugs, infidelity, bribery, murder, gangs, greed, gambling…”

RAC

Is this FBI Wray working undercover? 😉
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amwick

So I came across this in the twitterverse… a very interesting summary of Ben Rhodes and spygate.
Here is the thread reader version, if you are interested..
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1122360238512807938.html

GA/FL

Warrantless Surveillance aka Spying was the #1 Obama administration modus operandi.
There was a dramatic rise in warrantless surveillance during the O years – so much that it alarmed even the leftist ACLU:comment image
Obama changed the law twice (2013 & 2017) to make it easier to conduct warrantless data gathering:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/obama-us-intelligence-greater-access-warrantless-data-foreign-targets
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/us/in-secret-court-vastly-broadens-powers-of-nsa.html
85% of Obama’s warrantless surveillance searches were illegal: P 82 – https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/icotr/51117/2016_Cert_FISC_Memo_Opin_Order_Apr_2017.pdf

GA/FL

As you recall – Obama got the social media moguls to join him in spying….Twitter, Facebook, and the rest…all began covert compilation and commercialization of customer data during Obama years.
Big tech = Big Brother – https://www.wired.com/story/is-big-tech-merging-with-big-brother-kinda-looks-like-it/
Facebook got in big trouble for recording/tracking people’s cell phones calls and other invasions.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/11/facebook-class-action-lawsuit-collection-texts-call-logs
Amazon employs people to listen to you through your Alexa device.

Apple planned to monitor and rate iPhone users: https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/1042791691227258885

amwick

Just imagine how much he used to blackmail people. Grrrrrrrr

GA/FL

Orthodox Psanki eggs are amazing:comment imagecomment imagecomment image
Ukrainian eggs are often red:comment image
But I’ve never seen any with natural botanical motifs!
Where did you find those gorgeous eggs, T3? Do you have the directions?
Please tell us!

Aubergine
kea

Very cool.
T3 love the opening photo.
Reminds me of the scene from ‘My big fat greek wedding’

churchmouse

PDJT enjoyed the rally:

churchmouse

Also this:

Pat Frederick

FTA:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.Even kids as young as 3 became unknowing political donors — ponying up $20 fees to join a kids’ 1k.
But by fudging the fact that those fees were actually campaign contributions, AOC may have enticed constituents into inadvertently breaking federal election laws.
Parents, for example, can’t contribute their own funds in a child’s name.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/participants-in-aocs-fun-run-didnt-know-they-were-donating-to-her-campaign

churchmouse

NY Post was on the case, too.
She’s a sly one:
https://nypost.com/2019/04/27/aoc-raised-over-11k-for-campaign-in-queens-fund-run/
‘… But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.
‘“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.
‘Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.
‘“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
‘“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”
‘“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.”
‘A vaguely worded notices on AOC’s Facebook page — saying that the run would support “U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal” — worsened the confusion.
‘But the fine print on a third event-related website revealed the truth.
‘“Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress,” reads the legal disclosure on aoc5k.com, which lists the Federal Election Commission rules that donors must follow.
‘“It was a campaign fundraiser,” Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent said confirmed.
‘The participants paid more than $11,000 all told.’

churchmouse

Hmm. Melania’s birthday.
A strange choice of photo and not much of a greeting:
https://nypost.com/2019/04/27/melania-trump-looks-less-than-enthused-in-white-house-birthday-tweet/

‘First Lady Melania Trump turned 49 on Friday, but the wishes sent to her on the official White House Twitter account seemed less than celebratory …
‘President Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis were sitting out of the shot, and all of the press was focused on the two leaders.
‘Many questioned what they considered a strange image choice …
‘President Trump tweeted nine times Friday about various issues, but did not mention his wife’s birthday among them. A day earlier, he sent out a mass email to supporters asking for 1 million signatures on her birthday card.’

wheatietoo

This photo is a testament of her beauty and grace while having to put up with the boorishness of the media.
I think the photo was used as a tribute to her.
This photo makes the press weasels look bad…which is probably why the press don’t like it.
😉😏

churchmouse

That’s an interesting take, Wheatie.
I thought of her in the lovely floral dress in Palm Beach on Easter. She posed for a photo op alone. That would have made a beautiful, seasonal birthday photo.
NY Post is largely on the Trumps’ side, by the way.
When I saw the ‘birthday greeting’ — I use the term advisedly — I wondered if an Obama holdover had put that together.
Appalling.

churchmouse

PDJT on Judge Nap:

Covadonga

Whoa.
That is strange.
Too bad there’s not an intellectual biography of Napolitano that would tell us the story about what went wrong.
The Supreme Court? Really? I would have never thought he was the type to get too big for his britches.
There’s is a cautionary tale here, sometimes. Wish I knew what it was.

NebraskaFilly

He got schooled by Fox and has now caved and given up any intellectual and legal integrity he may have once enjoyed.

churchmouse

I had read about him wanting a Supreme Court appointment months ago but disregarded it.
It must have been true.

Kalbo

^^^ Two great tweets:-) ^^^

churchmouse

Aren’t they just. 🙂

churchmouse

PDJT’s advice for Bernie:

Deplorable Patriot

Was looking to see if anyone had answered the question on why Eastern Churches celebrate Pascha, as it is properly known, when they do. It is because the East uses the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian. The Jews use their own that more frequently lines up with the Gregorian which is why Passover and Pascha in the west are usually in the same week.
It was decided, as I read at some point recently, at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. ish that the Solemnity would be on the first Sunday following the Vernal Equinox. Hence, the difference.
As for the eggs, my friends who are Russian and Ukranian who made and collect them tell me it’s a REALLY bad idea to break one in the first year unless the contents are blown out before starting with the lacquer.

Jan Phillips

Thank you, DP!! I was reading the comments to see if Churchmouse had the answer, and you had it!!
Also, can’t tell you how much I appreciated all the music during Holy Week. I woke up in the middle of the night and came in the living room to listen with my headphones. Just so beautiful!!!!

bflyjesusgrl

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daughnworks247

Sooooooooo, I’m thinking this morning, which can be dangerous……
Follow the numbers with me, cuz the numbers never lie.
I’ve noticed all the Dem pundits are touting Biden’s fundraising ability – Biden raised slightly more than Bernie and more than Beto. This is a TALKING POINT, which makes me cynical, like the Dems are hiding something.
Then, I found it.
I saw a blurb from someone who analyzed the numbers. You know me, I’m the numbers freak. If Biden had 113K contributions for an average of $41 – then we’re only a at 4.6 million. Where’s the rest?
Second point
Biden has not been in front of a crowd.
His announcement was a video, and then he rushed to the table at The View
Where is Biden’s support? Where are people who are ecstatic and giddy for his campaign?
Where are his voters?
Bernie was in Houston and only had a few hundred people show up. One whole section of stands was blocked off to force people into a crowded photograph. We saw the aerial shot. That’s nothing compared to his prior campaign in 2016.
And the Unions in Vegas are having a huge conference this weekend, all the candidates are there, but Beto only had 35 people show up to his event.
WTheck?
President Trump, with 18 months to go before an election, on a Saturday night, with what looked like a late snowstorm coming in, is still breaking Elton John’s records for MUCH larger venues.

GA/FL

As we say in the South…
“They ain’t got no winning policies.”
“Heck, they ain’t got no working policies. They got no that would work at all.”
All they have been touting are policies that would bring poverty and ruination – Detroit type death and California type bankruptcy to America and its citizens!!!
They act like AOC and their other their crazy new freshmen radicals, are so wise and sacrosanct, no criticism allowed. That they are pandering to this little socialist and her Green New Deal is a farce in itself.
The Democrats are their own parody.

daughnworks247

And another thing…..
Thoughts please, you guys are smarter than I am….
How does this make sense….
We all think Obama/ValJar etc., were far more radical than they let on, more like Marxist/Communist. Well, then why do they have such a hard time supporting Bernie? Why are they so opposed to Bernie? Working against Bernie?
What happened between the Obama/Hillary wings of the party, as opposed to Bernie? Where is the bad blood?

ForGodandCountry

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GA/FL

Is it Bernie’s wife’s embezzlement of her college that they are afraid will be exposed and bring their own similar crimes to light?
President Trump took the gloves off with Warren last night – saying she scammed the universities with her pretend native american status.

Spab

Two things: To answer your question about no support for Bernie- Bernie is Jewish which would be a hard pill for those two to swallow. Also interesting, with regard to the Democrat party, is why would the party allow an Independent to represent them in a Presidential race? One might logically surmise that there has to be some economic interest in permitting this oddity.

TheseTruths

Leading up to 2016, the Dems were hiding their true level of socialism while Bernie was upfront about it, so no doubt they knew Bernie could not win a national election. They thought they needed a more establishment candidate (one who lied more effectively and seemed more mainstream). Plus, it was Hillary’s “turn.” Maybe she had even been promised.
Now, the Dems are trying to out-socialist each other, but I think Bernie’s admissions that he is socialist, not Democrat, are still too much for them — even though they are heading in the same direction. Maybe Bernie has too much baggage. At any rate, they don’t want him to be the face of the Dem Party.
Maybe they object to Bernie because he’s an older white male, but then there’s Biden…
Identity politics decrees that they must get behind a transgender person of color (preferably born female, but maybe identifying as something else), LOL. Butt-g is the new shiny object, though male.
I don’t know, and I don’t think Dems do either. I think they are in chaos with no real leader because they have no principles.

GA/FL

Hero of the Synagogue wounded while shooting saved children.

A 60 year old woman died trying to save the Rabbi!
Her physician husband fainted when he discovered the person he was trying to revive with CPR was his own wife.
Amazing grace shown by heroic membership in their trial by fire!

GA/FL

Correction: Hero of the Synagogue wounded *during* shooting – He saved several children.

ladypenquin

Not sure if I shared this yesterday, but I believe there is something in what the guy says. Comey’s tweets are a little too bizarre to take at face value – so what’s hidden in them?
https://twitter.com/RamsesGoat/status/1122183150715723778

Deplorable Patriot

This guy does not know his history. Read up on Jim Comey, and he was a Republican appointee in everything except the FBI. Reagan and Bush. It was under GWB that he was in the Justice Department. How does that make him a Clinton fixer? That doesn’t reconcile.
I agree that his tweets are in code, but to whom and what they say is a matter of conjecture across the board. All sorts of people are reading the tea leaves on that. Yes, he could be up to no good. At the same time, there could be something else in the background we don’t know. Trey Gowdy said history would be kind to Comey. And Gowdy, we know, was put in Congress to do a job that is now over.
I’m going to wait and see on this. Too many strange targetings have happened to take any of it at face value.

Covadonga

Both my copy of Petersen’s Field Guide to Birds of North America and Diana West make the point that a Cardinal is a bird of a Red feather.

Deplorable Patriot

A cardinal is a bird of a red feather, yes. For the entire year, they populate my backyard.
Princes of the Church, cardinals, wear scarlett.
Men who have the designation Cardinal with a capital C which is not a title, play baseball at Busch. They won yesterday, BTW.

Kalbo

Can’t articulate well on this one, or much of anything for that matter. But a few thoughts.
Bernie has always seemed like a square peg for D-Rats. Bernie, a straight out Socialist. Not even a member of the D-Rat club. Bernie caucuses with D-Rats, but not a D-Rat. Has publicly embraced Soviet and Cuban communism.
IMHO, Bernie looks and rants like a unhinged “nut”. The very definition of unpolished quack. America will never “buy” into Bernie with sufficient votes to gain the Presidency.
D-Rats have nothing to run on that is based on American values. D-Rats have open borders, abolish ICE, free everything, free medical (medicare?) for all, abolish private health insurance for 180 million Americans, Global Warming hoax, Green New Deal which will literally destroy the American economy AND way of life.
President Trump owns virtually everything that America values. Economy, jobs including re-surging manufacturing, lowest unemployment including niche groups, highest employment including niche groups, expanding energy sector, worlds largest energy producer, more pipelines, streamlining permit process for building roads and buildings, obama mandate gone, prescription costs down, VA choice, VA health care more accessible, TPP trashed, Iran Nuke deal trashed, Paris Climate Accord trashed, trade deals being created such as USMCA, South Korea, China in work, EU in work, 140 or so Judges and Justices confirmed, Military modernization, support Law Enforcement…
No doubt many more. But that is what comes to mind at the moment…
D-Rats have nothing. D-Rats know they have nothing. ~20 candidates for president and the know each of them has zero chance of being elected.
Miserable outlook for D-Rats.
FANTASTIC OUTLOOK FOR AMERICA! Estatic beyond words, I am:-)
(Yet I pecked away endlessly above:-))
It is a beautiful Sunday for Americans!!!

Marica

Kalbo!! Excellent Outlook Summary! I truly think you nailed it. They only way for even one of those D rats to make a dent in POTUS support is to CHEAT! They have ZERO winning Strategy…
Beautiful Sunday Indeed!!!

ForGodandCountry

Btw…
Thank you to those of you who left kind comments for me on Friday’s Open Thread. It was a great treat to read them after a long day at work.
Wishing all a peaceful and rejuvenative Sunday.

michaelh

Police officer takes a balloon from a snowflake.
Result is an epic snowflake meltdown.
*CAN NOT* make this up…
https://twitter.com/TheAngryApe1/status/1121814401655422976

Eilert

WTH – Screams like a little 1-year old.

ForGodandCountry

To be fair, when the balloon popped it looked like a piece might have snapped into her eye/face and that was what she was reacting to.

GA/FL

It’s her own darned fault – she should wear safety glasses when playing with balloons that could pop.

NebraskaFilly

I don’t think it popped at all – he just knocked it out of her hand. SMH

GA/FL

It did pop. You can see it on the ground in part of the video. IMO – she got her just desserts.

pgroup

Maria B on Sunday Morning Futures is on the border in El Paso. Aliens are illegally crossing the border where the river is dry and surrendering to Border Patrol in a constant stream. They all have stories, mostly about being held captive by whoknows. One woman had a baby and said the baby is hungry because she can’t nurse it due to her having no food for two days. And then DJT called in, live on tape or some shit.
I have just watched a half an hour of outrageous bullshit. These people are dressed better than I am, they are clean like they are just going out the door to a social event, and they are NOT hungry. The woman with the infant was not malnourished (my son was nursed and the class we attended said that the body will cannibalize itself to provide milk). The baby looked very healthy and even started to smile before the editing cut it off by switching to the BP officer. He was smiling broadly looking at the baby so I know the baby was smiling as well.
They are giving the stories but I cannot accept that the BP actually believes the bullshit they hear from these criminals. But they don’t have the authority to make those assessments or more precisely are not authorized to use those assessments as an enforcement tool.
These aliens are willing members of a scam; co-conspirators. NOT VICTIMS. NOT REFUGEES.
CRIMINALS.
p.s. there is no reason I can think of that explains why there isn’t troops and razor-ribbon wire in the area where Maria was. No law prevents it so I am wondering what stops the feds from doing it. Also, DJT (on the phone call) said that we know where they go and who they are. He spun on a dime and switched subjects like he is prone to doing but I got the distinct impression that he was okay with letting them be released instead of detained in tent cities or military bases (intending to pick them up later and deport them).
I feel like he’s willing to have them flood in to aggravate a crisis in the hope that Congress will be shamed into changing the laws. Not only do I think this is not possible but I think whoever is advising him on this subject is a neverTrumper covert agent.
People who illegally enter the country do not have a constitutional right to an attorney. They could deny all these ‘do-gooder attorneys access, along with their scouts who solicit for the attorneys. Without an attorney, none of these illegals would have access to the court system.
And who says they are always telling the truth about where they came from? How do we know these aren’t the ones granted temporary admittance by Mexico and those have expired. Instead of going south, they came north.
It’s all bullshit.

TheseTruths

I have no empathy for parents who put their children through such an ordeal. They are responsible — not their native government, not the government of the U.S., not Pres. Trump, not we the people. Each parent is responsible for their own children’s well being. If they didn’t start the journey with enough food or a guaranteed means to obtain what they need, it’s their own fault. If conditions are horrible in their home country, surely help could be found somewhere without having to put infants and children through a long, arduous trip with no guarantees of what would happen upon reaching the U.S. It’s a dangerous journey.

singingsoul

This is from a Twitter posted at OT
Pope Francis is sending $500,000 dollars to help migrants in Mexico who are trying to reach the United States.
https://summit.news/2019/04/27/pope-francis-sends-half-a-million-dollars-to-assist-migrants-in-mexico-trying-to-reach-u-s/

Marica
daughnworks247

Powerline releases the best memes of the week on Saturday night.
This week, they did the Biden memes.
I’m laughing so hard, I’m crying, snot running out of my nose.
You guys have to see it.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/the-week-in-pictures-bidenfreude-edition.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

holley100

Those are great…thanks for the link!

Marica

Daughn! thanks for sharing–The one where Tru Dope was watering tree in the rain while someone holds umbrellas over them…Good Night!!! Is there no common sense in Canada anymore?!!!🤣🤣🤣

ForGodandCountry

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GA/FL

Gosh – President Trump is really mincing words today. Must be cause it’s Sunday.

Gil

What did nap do to win a rebuke today?

realsauce

…and what does Shlepp Smith need a pardon for?

Covadonga

“I’m not an expert on anything, but it seems that it has to do with the character of each stream of the faith.”
Think^3,
I’m not an expert either, but over the last several years I’ve read a bunch of books exploring late Roman/early Medieval cultural, political, demographic, and religious history from a variety of viewpoints.
The fundamental difference between the Orthodox and Roman streams of Catholicism came about from the pressure the Saracens exerted on civilization. Their piracy and slave raids turned the Mediterranean into a threat, where previously it had been a highway.
Remember the context that, after the great die-off caused by the virgin-soil bubonic plague event that began during Emperor Justinian’s reign, people spent centuries just trying to rebuild civilization, with a much lower population density than before. And before the bubonic plagues started, Mediterranean populations were already much smaller than they had been during Roman Republican times, several centuries earlier.
A period when the great hillside terrace farms of the Mediterranean coast were not maintained, combined with roaming Saracenic herdsmen grazing their goats and sheep on tilled farmland, led to ecological devastation. The fertile topsoil husbanded for thousands of years, since Carthaginian times, washed away, causing the big cities that lay near river mouths (which was most of them) to be buried under layers of topsoil runoff.
Constant slave raids forced the survivors to flee to higher ground, away from the sea, and to the architectural change that the Italians call encastelmiento, the building of stone castle walls around all large settlements, leading to walled hilltop population centers, each ruled, for the sake of military efficiency, by a lord.
The maritime commerce that had united the Mediterranean world economically was largely wiped out, leaving the East cut off from the West.
Attempts to fit modern archaeological findings, and the contents of newly-discovered contemporaneous documents, into the traditional histories found in academic textbooks don’t work very well. The academics are going by doctored court histories preserved by rulers who ordered fake news to be written, in order to preserve their own positions after the embarrassment of being defeated by the Saracens, The academics are behind the times, unable to throw away their false paradigms in the light of the new data.
The man to read is Emmet Scott.
Like the Chinese Communists today, spreading their tentacles everywhere, the Persians were the masters of pre-Islamic intrigue, subversion, and coöption. The Arabs seized control of the Persian Empire, apparently by the faithless trick by Arab mercenaries kidnapping the Shah, at a time when he was religiously estranged from the Persian nobility, according to Scott’s hypothesis. These Arabs became the new masters of subversion.
I suspect they were the hidden hand behind the many failed attempts of the Church to reunite. Plus, the seats of three Patriarchs (Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem) were seized by the Saracens. Circa 1452, the final humiliation of the Eastern Church occurred, the capture of the 4th Patriarchate, Constantinople, by the Turk. All the Patriarchs were then subject to dhimmi status, with all that entailed.
Shari’a law specifically prohibits dhimmis from appealing for aid to their free coreligionists abroad, on penalty of the dhimma being revoked for the entire community, and mass slaughter ensuing. It also prohibits dhimmis from keeping or bearing arms, from raising a hand against a Muslim, and from speaking truthfully about what their life is like under Islamic rule (i.e. hell on earth.)
How can a Patriarch be a faithful shepherd to his flock, when he can’t even mention their agonies honestly? And please look up above for the comments regarding Judge Napolitano and the GCHQ on this page, and consider what political subterfuges must have been used by the Muslim rulers over the centuries with respect to the selection of new patriarchs and other Eastern Christian leaders.
I think that paints the picture.

Covadonga

Italics should have ended after the first word, encastelmiento. Auto spell check messed up the closing angle brackets, and I fixed them, but it must have attacked again. Sorry.

GA/FL

TEST
LIST OF 639 ACTS OF MEDIA-APPROVED VIOLENCE, HARASSMENT AND THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP, CABINET, STAFF AND SUPPORTERS:
(B)reitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/

GA/FL

WP would not allow this to be posted earlier on the RoundUp thread.
(D)irectorblue.blogspot.com links are also censored.
Look for this to pick up as the 2020 Election season gets into full swing.

phoenixRising
phoenixRising

Marica

You and me both Brad!!!!

NebraskaFilly

TIME is useless as teats on a boar hog!
“Tweeting congratulations to an athlete during the biggest week of their career, is normally not a controversial thing. That is, unless the one writing the tweet happens to be the most powerful man in the world and a major mainstream media organization takes it upon itself to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Then, things can get truly and profoundly stupid.”
“Of course, President Trump was among the first to congratulate Tiger Woods after his thrilling victory at the Masters a few weeks ago. So, while the president may be more inclined to congratulate supporters and friends, insinuating that race plays any role in that decision making process is baseless.
One would think TIME would recall the president’s congratulatory tweet to Woods, who is of both black and Asian descent. But hey, that was a whole three weeks ago.”
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/04/27/time-blasts-trump-for-congratulating-nick-bosa-instead-of-top-pick-kyler-murray-a-black-man/

phoenixRising

Ben has a MOST interesting THREAD – click on either tweet
https://twitter.com/BenKTallmadge/status/1122227618500108288

phoenixRising
GA/FL

ISIS were the Nazis on steroids. They delighted in turning Christian churches into abbatoirs and sold their victims’ organs and tissue.

I shall always H8 Islam and Communism…and abortionism.

michaelh

And anything else that raises itself against God 😉

GA/FL

Yep.

GA/FL

Sally Yates goes on the defense on MTP today:

GA/FL

michaelh

Sally must be feeling the heat. Desperation is kicking in big time.
There’s a lot of people deserving jail time – but I’m particularly looking forward to hers. She must be proud of herself for out-viling the most vile parts of the Obama administration.
And Jeff is right – that statement better come back to haunt her as her history of weaponized prosecution is exposed.
Justice will be served. I’m so glad that VSG is President. These wicked enterprises are all crashing down.

GA/FL

AMEN, Michael!

Deplorable Patriot

I’m gunning for Brennan myself, but Yates is one I would like to see publicly do the walk of shame.

michaelh

I agree but Brennan may need more severe punishment than prison…

Deplorable Patriot

Drawing and quartering might be illegal.

sallyal

But did she win?

GA/FL

Very good point! She’s a political pawn and she knows it.

sallyal

I have yet to see/read anything that says she won her cases. She only says she prosecuted them. In the words of the late, great Paul Harvey, I want to know the rest of the story.

ForGodandCountry

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phoenixRising

GA/FL

phoenixRising

This guy is believed to be a Qanon… he is recommending we view
this guy’s videos… I am listening now to the most recent one. The guy
really knows his stuff… give him a look, see what you think
https://twitter.com/beer_parade/status/1122241447263076353

Marica

Don’t have time to listen now…But hope to catch up this evening…

kea

Of course he does…..
Pope Francis Sends Money to Support Migrant Caravans Trying to Enter U.S.
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/04/28/pope-francis-sends-money-to-support-migrant-caravans-trying-to-enter-u-s/

Deplorable Patriot

How convenient that the Peter’s Pence collection was last week.

GA/FL

That makes the POPE a Criminal Co-conspirator!!!
Issue a warrant and seize his US assets!!!

Deplorable Patriot

What, the Vatican City embassy? That might well be all the Vatican actually owns. No pope has U.S. assets outside of bank accounts, maybe, and this pope is a Jesuit, so his aren’t going to be plush. Until the Scandal, all diocesan Church property was held in the name of the bishop of that diocese. Now, it is all in trust, at least in this archdiocese, to protect it. That which is owned by the orders is different yet.
What’s annoying is that the big collection for the Vatican and related activities was last week. Timing is everything.

GA/FL

He’s funding an invasion – for his own profit…. stop funding US federal grants to Catholic organizations that resettle refugees. Then file suit against them and SHUT THEM THE HECK DOWN!!!!!!!

Deplorable Patriot

I don’t have a problem not taking federal grants, but a lot of times the organizations in question have Catholic in the name and no official affiliation to the diocese where they reside. The Church is not a top down organization, or all that organized, actually. It’s more of a confederation.
And lawsuits won’t do much good. Better to be selective about where the money goes. Peter’s Pence is the collection for Vatican activity, and, like I said, it was last week. Most other money stays close to home for things like staff salaries, electric bills, new roofs on the church, and, in my parish, getting the walls replastered which is going to require taking down the organ and while that is going on, the lighting is all going to be replaced….
It’s not all cut and dried.

GA/FL

True – and some of the ‘Baptist’ groups taking money to settle ‘refugees’ are not really church related.

Sylvia Avery

Just like the Westboro Baptist Church isn’t Baptist or even really a church, just a bunch of lefty activists using the name.

Cuppa Covfefe

And they’re not Baptists or Christians, either…

Sylvia Avery

TY for explaining that. I wouldn’t have had a clue, otherwise.

Deplorable Patriot

It’s not all that well known, but bishops are autonomous. There is no interfering in the governance of other dioceses. One big named conservative American cardinal got shipped out of the country for doing that.

GA/FL

Transparency is lacking from top to bottom of clerical hierarchy.
Parishioners need to be informed when an accused predator priest is assigned to their area.
Parishioners need access to the psychological profiles and any legal/criminal records of their priests.
The problems of homosexuality and sexual misbehavior among priests is extremely wide-spread, judging from our state.

Deplorable Patriot

Believe me, anymore, people know when the credibly accused are reassigned. It’s the ones that have been cleared for never having known the “victim” that are generally kept quiet.
The homosexuality issue has been traced to a 1920s insertion by the KGB to subvert the priest hood. Bella Dodd admitted it in a book she wrote in the 1950s. Pope Saint John Paul II was the one to work on cleaning it up beginning with replacing bishops with men who would do right by the seminaries. That all came out after the Scandal and the MSM didn’t bother to pick up on it.

Deplorable Patriot

And not only was the Peter’s Pence collection last week, but Francis’s groupies are all on the American committee for fundraising.
Folks, when giving to the church, use the memo line to designate where you want your donation to go. I.e., music program, school, gas bill, etc. Do NOT let it go into unrestricted funds.

Deplorable Patriot

If true, this explains a lot.

phoenixRising
phoenixRising
Deplorable Patriot

It’s not quite 3+ hours. Business is done on the back nine, by the etiquette of golf. However, given that this president is selective about who he takes out on the course, one can assume that he and Lindsey need to have some sort of private chat for which a SCIF is not available.

GA/FL

or – vice versa – Graham is having to focus his undivided attention…

GA/FL

WRONG – EVERY last one of the signs said TRUMP-PENCE 2008
Check it out.

GA/FL

2020 – not 2008

GA/FL

I’m taking Joe M off of my links list – again.

phoenixRising

I watched the Rally GA/FL
I commented on the numerous placards with TRUMP’s name only on them… most of those seated behind POTUS had them…
churchmouse replied to my comment that Pascale must have been working…
https://twitter.com/2runtherace/status/1122538447359676422

GA/FL

Who is this putting out this stuff? There is no real basis for it. Reminds me of the fiction created from the envelopes at the funeral.

GA/FL

It will take a whole heck of a lot more evidence to convince me Pence is a leftist or globalist tool out to undermine Trump and his MAGA policies.

Sylvia Avery
Marica
patrickhenrycensored

Attorney General to skip Nadler’s Barrfitsuh

patrickhenrycensored

Anti semantic

Sylvia Avery

Ha, ha! Even better. Neat. Subtle yet eloquent.

Cuppa Covfefe

Mystery scansion…

Marica

Patrick! “Barrfitsuh” HAHAHAHAH!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Excellent word! Stealing…

patrickhenrycensored

The phc, Merry ‘M Webstir dictionary is free.

Marica

Thank you, ty, ty!! Man–Please let there really be a phc, Merry M Webstir dictionary… 😍😍 I bet if Judy was around…She could create one!!!! I miss Judy!

patrickhenrycensored

Internet Archives are forever.
Been writing that dictionary for many years………

Marica

Yes you have!!!😘🤗

Sylvia Avery

O.M.G. I love it!

phoenixRising

I find it curious to say the least, that the same time we learn Pitcock is being investigated, POTUS is having a Rally in WISCONSIN…

GA/FL

Scott Walker was present and praised – but NOT Paul Ryan!
I find that extremely interesting.

GA/FL

Paul Disgrace Ryan’s name was not even mentioned.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bet some “interesting” is coming very soon on that boy. That BOY.

patrickhenrycensored

Trump ran lil Paulie, the Chamber Of Coerced shill; out of the game.

Sylvia Avery

Yes, he did. Just one of MANY wonderful things PDJT has done for use.
Thumbs up for Chamber of Coerced!

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