Dear K/MAGA: 20191020 Open Topic

This very special It’s a [ANOTHER] Red October 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|KAG!|KMAG 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.


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It’s a [ANOTHER] Red October Sunday

If it’s not a great day for foreign diplomacy AND a great day for exposing corruption AND a great day for a highly patriotic Trump Rally, we may just have to run around the building a couple times just to burn off all the excess energy we are getting from the winnamins we’ve been taking! Yes, there is much to take very seriously, but there is also much to fill our hearts with hope in this very Red October. May we be stirred to courage and prayer in these days of great activity in every arena and in every dimension. Blessings, Think*3 washington-crossing-delaware-Q-red-tones

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        Can there be a holiness movement without holiness being the focus? There can and must be. Holiness is the most basic characteristic of The Holy Spirit as that is His name. Yet, He does not come to speak of Himself, but to lead us to Jesus—the Truth. In this same way, the most powerful holiness movement of all time will not have holiness as its focus, but rather “The Holy One of God,” Jesus. Anything that eclipses Jesus as our main love and devotion can be an idol, even the things of God such as holiness.

True holiness is the fruit of our love for God, not the focus of it.

         Can we find a single reference in Scripture to the scene around the throne of God where those present are not saying “holy is The Lord?” They could have been saying “loving is The Lord,” or “The Lord is full of grace, mercy…,” but they’re saying “holy.” So it seems that in His presence, this is perhaps the most profound characteristic of God that we see. Yet, this has had little emphasis in the church for decades. Why? Could it be because we have gotten so far from His throne? Have we been caught up in so much religious activity that we have not been getting closer to God or walking in true authority, which is represented by His throne?

         We can expect this to change soon. The last move of God will be the greatest of all because it will be God moving. His people will fall in love with Him because they’re going to seek Him, and He promise that if we seek Him we will find Him. When we find Him we too will be in awe of His holiness.

         So what will that look like? Rather than speculating we should go and see. The great truths of our faith have often been reduced by men trying to define them, especially before they have experienced them. For this reason, most of the definitions about holiness have been about cleaning up the outside, our behavior, rather than changing our heart, which results in change from the inside out. We can comply with a definition of proper behavior with our hearts and still be full of sin and wickedness, or legalism.

         So let us resolve to be changed by seeing His glory with unveiled faces. The veils are often our own ideals, or even preferences. When we see Him without removing the veils, we usually try to make Him in our image rather than being changed into His.

         If we are disciples, we have certainly poured over the Scriptures enough to understand sin and the works of the flesh, the carnal nature. As John explained in his epistles, if we have been born again from above, these should no longer be our basic nature. The struggle to get free of them is great and it is not meant to be easy. As we mature in the nature of Christ, which Paul referred to as the forming of Christ within us, these works of the flesh are no longer our nature. We grow in the Spirit of Christ, which is The Holy Spirit, and manifest the fruit of The Spirit.

         We read of the carnal nature in Galatians 5:19-21:

“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: 

immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery,

enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger,

disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these,

of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you,

that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

         As we see declared here and in other places, we cannot continue to practice these things and inherit the kingdom of God. This does not mean that sincere, maturing Christians who are true disciples cannot occasionally fall to fleshly behavior. We are told that even “the righteous fall seven times” (see Proverbs 24:16). Yet as that verse continues, “but they rise yet again.” They do not stay down but rather get back up and fight on.

         The war against the carnal nature is a mighty struggle. In Romans 1-2 we are told to be “transformed by the renewing of our minds.” The Greek word translated “transformed” in this text is the same word from which we get the English word “metamorphous,” the change a caterpillar goes through in the cocoon to become a butterfly. It is said that the greatest struggle a butterfly will ever experience is getting out of the cocoon, but it is that struggle that strengthens it so that it can flap those big wings and fly. We too will likely face our biggest struggle getting free of the carnal nature, but it is that struggle that strengthens us to spiritually soar as we are called to do.

         False teachers since the first century have twisted and distorted the teachings of grace to assert that we do not need to struggle against the old nature like this, and what we do in the body doesn’t really matter. These are wolves in sheep’s clothing. As the Apostle Paul wrote of them, “their condemnation is just” (Romans 3:8). The word of God is clear that if we practice the works of the flesh and live in the carnal nature, we will not inherit the kingdom.

         We are told in Hebrews12:14 to “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.” 

        Sanctification is another word for holiness, and we will not see Him without it. It is that important. So we must pursue holiness, but we do this by pursuing The Lord, seeking to get close to Him.

         Then we will be in a place where everyone is crying “HOLY,” and we will too.

 

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Deplorable Patriot

There’s a lot of talk in the thread above about a passage from Galatians, but last night when I heard the Gospel for today…it stuck out to me:
LK 18:1-8
Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.
He said, “There was a judge in a certain town
who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,
‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,
‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me
I shall deliver a just decision for her
lest she finally come and strike me.'”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

trumpismine

Had to hear that pipe organ

andyocoregon

Thump

Sobriquet4

Thanks for this LP…most need to know.

ladypenquin

T3, your theme today is timely. At last night’s Vigil Mass, the homily spoke about stewardship… time, talent, and treasure. But for the first time I received insight that “time” didn’t necessarily mean volunteer time, but time spent in prayer…

bakocarl

. . . and worship, and praise, and thanksgiving . . .

Deplorable Patriot

That’s what the Dominican who helps out at my parish talked about more than anything else. Prayer. Devotions, reading Scripture with a good commentary. It really struck something for me. How to put God front and center all day every day.

wheatietoo

Teagan

Is that anything like Justin’s eyebrow falling off? 😉

kea

I thought that was Justin’s eyebrow…?

wheatietoo

GA/FL

The same people screeching ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ would screech even louder about McCarthyism and actual honest-to-gosh investigation into communist (Russian or Chinese) assets.
Are MSNBC defending Hillrotten here?

bakocarl

. . . just part of the YSM agenda. No matter how absurd the accusation coming from the left is, you must honor it with credibility and, unless you want to be declared guilty and hung on the spot, you must deny it and provide rock-solid facts to prove your innocence.

piper567

carl, yes, “…it’s the seriousness of the charge.”

scott467

“The same people screeching ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ would screech even louder about McCarthyism and actual honest-to-gosh investigation into communist (Russian or Chinese) assets. ”
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Well, fortunately, the education system is so pathetic today that almost nobody under age 40 has any idea who McCarthy was, so as usual, the Left’s attempts to reference history will fall on ignorant ears which THEY created.
Besides that, screeching means you’re over the target.
It’s way beyond time to expose the widespread subversive effects of Communism AND islam in our country.

nikkichico7

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christian living
A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Oct 19, 2019
obeying our worthy god sacrifice faith worship blessing
It is easy to praise God when the sun is shining, our children are making good grades in school, and we have received a promotion at work. But when the storm clouds gather, the grades start to slip, and the pink slips are read, the last thing we feel like doing is praising God. Yet this is the very time when we need to lift our voices to Him in praise.
When we praise God, we proclaim our faith in Him. The psalmist writes, “As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long though I know not how to relate them all” (Psalm 71:14-15).comment image
A sacrifice of praise is something that we offer to God—in times of well-being and in times of sorrow. Never allow praise to become a habit or a trite activity. It is a priceless honor to kneel before the throne of our Lord and Savior.
One of the greatest misconceptions concerning praise is that it is something we do for God. However, nothing could be further from the Truth. God does not need our praise, but rather, He knows we need it. He knows when life takes an unexpected turn toward sorrow or when a serious illness lingers for months and even years, praise has the ability to lighten our hearts and fill us with a sense of love and security that can only come from one place—heaven’s throne.
Prayer: God, help me to offer a sacrifice of praise to You in good times and in bad. No matter what is happening in my life, I know that You remain faithful, loving, and worthy of all praise. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name” (Hebrews 13:15).

andyocoregon

Watch some idiot slip and fall on the set leaves then try to sue the state.

andyocoregon

“wet”, not set

ozzytrumpster
mollypitcher5

They been driven insane by the propaganda arm . We’ve already seen this kabuki play orchestrated by the dark side in foreign countries. Not working here but they keep on with the rhetoric to placate their mob and try to inflame us. F’em

duchess01

andyocoregon

You do realize this is an anti-Christian Bible satirical article, don’t you? I’m surprised a thumper like you would post it.

bakocarl

“thumper” . . . Awwww. I knew it. Duchess is a cute little bunny rabbit!comment image

andyocoregon

With huge feet.

scott467

“You do realize this is an anti-Christian Bible satirical article, don’t you? I’m surprised a thumper like you would post it.”
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For the record, there is no Scriptural Authority to thump anyone with a Bible.
In fact, the word ‘thump’ doesn’t even appear in the Bible. I checked the KJV, NKJV and ASV.
So, no thumping 😁

Cuppa Covfefe

And I’m not surprised that a foolish, bigoted troll like you would be triggered by it.
Grow up.
There are people of many backgrounds on this tree, certainly a few atheists, yet none of them posit the juvenile effusions you persist in spewing.
They are displaying class, maturity, and respect.
Perhaps you could try the same.

pgroup
ozzytrumpster

Me? You including me in the class, maturity and respect?
Wtf?

ozzytrumpster

I been accused of a lot of stuff but that. I’m gobsmacked

andyocoregon

@Cuppa Covfefe
You sure are a nasty old biddie, aren’t you?
You can take your low class, immaturity and disrespect and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine, beeyotch.

Deplorable Patriot

Hmm…. Probably nothing but a data point for the background.
https://twitter.com/BreakingNLive/status/1185984946047012864

litenmaus

Which leads me to question if the House will vote on Adam Schiff’s censure tomorrow or if the vote will be delayed yet again due to another death…

ozzytrumpster

They using up a lot of deaths to delay stuff

litenmaus

:0) Well, when you put it that way, I guess I’m okay with the delays…..

ozzytrumpster

Soon they going to run out of the easy expendables

mollypitcher5

She better hurry back from her foreign meddling junket. Wonder if his death will go directly under the rug like Clinton’s brother? He’s probably kicked back on one of the exotic islands and not even dead.

ozzytrumpster

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duchess01

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andyocoregon

Now that one I can agree with. Watching The View is like a glimpse into Hell.

Aubergine

And just think, you might get to enjoy that for all eternity if you don’t mend your ways.

andyocoregon

See you there.

Aubergine

Somehow, I don’t think so….

andyocoregon

No, I’ll be in Heaven looking down at you running from all the hot pitchforks.

Deplorable Patriot

LMAO! Under the usual conditions, of course. HA HA HA HA HA

Deplorable Patriot

Still the highlight of the Baltimore riots.

scott467

But if a white woman hit her son like that, Health and Human Services would take him away, put him in a foster home, and put the Mom in prison for violent child abuse.
Two completely different standards.

duchess01

For Dora and anyone who enjoys Andre Rieu
André Rieu – My Way (Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York)

duchess01

The Godfather Main Title Theme – André Rieu (Live in Italy)

duchess01

You Raise me Up – André Rieu

Judith M. Green

Love, love, love Josh Groban’s version of this song! It was my daughter’s wedding song:
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQ&list=PLmcuxoewc6xPSCT1fdG8pnDRmrKe9x2HL

duchess01

Thanks, Judith! Yes, Josh is a treasure!

Judith M. Green

Well, that’s interesting. Now I know – when I sign in directly at WP first, my screen name shows up; when I log in from here, my real name shows up. Hmmm….good to know. (Judy – Judith is just so not me!)

duchess01

Hmmm…

ozzytrumpster

Wp is vindictive and petty. Expect no quarter

Dora

Thanks Duchess. I am enjoying them all! 🙂

duchess01

* Big Smile *

socaristobo

Seems to be a somewhat slow day on the board so I will take this opportunity to ask Deplorable Patriot a question. I have recently enjoyed listening to the music of Morricone. I am particularly struck by Gabriel’s Oboe and also Once Upon a Time in the West. DP have you sung Once Upon a Time in the West? Morricone’s melodies are absolutely remarkable.

Deplorable Patriot

No, I sure haven’t. I will have to look into it.

Deplorable Patriot

Actually, I’ve been salivating over The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. That solo would suit my voice to a T. Once Upon a Time in the West is more of a Baroque sound. I’m pretty much lyric classical and early romantic.
And Gabriel’s Oboe is essentially Nella Fontasia that El Divo (I think) used to do.

socaristobo

I believe you would do it justice.

Deplorable Patriot

🙂 Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. After this weekend…had to sing a high B-flat yesterday and couldn’t hear myself over the instruments. One of the bridesmaids said she could hear it, but, man, I couldn’t.
And then there was the song that was a special request. 🤮 Honestly, it was awful.

GA/FL

This is only part of the media bias that our President is up against.

mollypitcher5

YAWN!!!! lol
Tired boring repetitive tripe

Dora

I’ve never seen this one before. It’s great!

duchess01

I haven’t either, Dora – will check it out – Thanks!

Judith M. Green

Oh, wow. Brings me to tears every time but this was special, for sure!

Deplorable Patriot
kalbokalbs

Have watched the lava flows on Kilauea. Walked on “cooling ” lava flows. Real heat wherever we walked. NPS had dangerous areas roped off.
Went back after dark. Red glowing rivers of molten lava, not apparent in day light, beautiful at night.
Incredible sights.

pgroup

Bears a striking resemblance to Jabba the Hutt.

ozzytrumpster

Gasp. It could be the answer to what’s in Nancy’s mouth

pgroup

knock knock
who’s there?
not WP

bakocarl

Shouldn’t Jesus be holding something like this . . .comment image

Deplorable Patriot

Not pita, matzo. It was the Passover Supper, specifically the third meal, or bite that was for Thanksgiving, or Eucharist. Matzo, which is literally ground wheat and water.

bakocarl

OK. Homemade matzo . . .comment image

singingsoul1

Beautiful

LM

Does anyone know if Wolf is ok?
Did he plan on being out this long?

ozzytrumpster

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OW21

Ozzy – that was just excellent. Really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

ozzytrumpster

I think they should hold the G7 in one of the following cities:
South side of Chicago
West Baltimore
Tenderloin district of San Francisco
Compton CA
Showcase to the world leaders some of the Democrat districts. Let all of them Dems stand up and be proud of their districts that they represent.

Cuppa Covfefe

They’d never get the delegates back out of the O’Farrell Theatre (if it’s still there)…
Merde-Kuh up on a pole… eye-bleach, stat…

pgroup

No it’s not. Streaming killed off the porno watching patrons and the health dept killed off the hookup patrons.

ozzytrumpster

1/ Speaking of hot peppers ….
We had a guy (named Frank) from up north (a Yankee) who came to our great state and unexpectedly ended up being a judge at the annual chili cook off.
He shared his experience here:
“Recently I was honored to be selected as an outstanding famous celebrity in Texas, to be a judge at a Chili cook-off, because no one else wanted to do it….
2/ Also the original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking for directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy, and besides, they told me that I could have free beer during the tasting. So I accepted.
Here are the scorecards from the event:comment image
3/ CHILI # 1: MIKE’S MANIC MONSTER CHILI
JUDGE ONE: A little to heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.
JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.
FRANK: Holy Shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with this stuff. I needed two beers to put the flames out. Hope that’s the worst one. Those Texans are crazy.
Lonestar
5/ CHILI # 3: FRED’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI
JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.
JUDGE TWO: A beanless chili. A bit salty. Good use of red peppers.
FRANK: Call the EPA, I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting shit-faced.
6/ CHILI # 4: BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC
JUDGE ONE: Black Bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.
JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods. Not much of a chili.
FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills; that 300 lb bitch is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear-waste I’m eating.
CHILI # 5: LINDA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER
JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.
JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
6/ FRANK: My ears are ringing, and I can no linger focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly from a pitcher onto it. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Freakin’ Rednecks! !
7/ CHILI # 6: VERA’S VERY VEGETARIAN VARIETY
JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.
JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions and garlic.
FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulphuric flames. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut Sally. I need to wipe my ass with a snow cone!
8/ CHILI # 7: SUSAN’S SCREAMING SENSATION CHILI
JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum. Tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge # 3.
9/ FRANK: You could put a #)$^@#*&! Grenade in my mouth, pull the #)$^@#*&! pin, and I wouldn’t feel a d@&$ thing. I’ve lost the sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my X*$(@#^&$ mouth. My pants are full of lava-like sh*t, to match my X*$(@#^&$ shirt. At least the during the autopsy they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing, it’s too painful.
10/FRANK (Cont’d.)
… I’m not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the four inch hole in my stomach.
11/ CHILI # 8: HELEN’S MOUNT SAINT CHILI
JUDGE ONE: A perfect ending. This is a nice blend chili, safe for all; not too bold, but spicy enough to declare its existence.
JUDGE TWO: This final entry isa good balanced chili, neither mild now hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 passed out, fell and pulled the chili pot on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor Yank.
FRANK: – – – – – Mama?- – – (Editor’s Note: Judge # 3 was unable to report).
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ozzytrumpster

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scott467

It’s true, you know.

michaelh

Man, just thinking about this really pisses me off…
I posted on Flep’s Roundup today in response to T^3:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/10/20/news-roundup-the-anticipation-of-death-is-far-worse-than-death-itself-i-thought-the-photo-was-a-fake-crazies-attack-rand-paul-at-a-restaurant-pdjt-tweets-a-video-for-us-to-watch-pdjt-is-killing-g/comment-page-1/#comment-285644
T^3 Posted:

Whoa.
https://twitter.com/40_head/status/1185419507847684096

I replied:

Dang, how convenient!
* Start a war w/ Turkey – BLUE ON GREEN
* Make Turkey a U.S. Enemy
* Make the Zero Administration Plotters badness look they were really the good guys doing U.S. a favor!
One heck of a marketing white-wash!

Then this afternoon I got to thinking.
Do you remember what they were trying to nail General Flynn with?
Not the phone calls, before that…
They were looking to dirty him up . . . with his activities in TURKEY.
Something smells fishy. Actually just plain ROTTEN about this.

kalbokalbs

It will be P U R E delight if a handful of key politicos go down in flames for their corruption, treason, sedition…crying Chuckster, nervous Nan, shitty Schift, Warner, Burr, ChiDiFi, DWS, liawatha…
AND, of course the hussein cabal…

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

mollypitcher5

Oh my gosh…I knew that it was happening but to see it…wow!

prairie123

I have a theory and honestly, we are still about a year away, but I think Trump changed the G7 Summit meeting to Camp David to give a reason or excuse to update the place. Honestly every picture I have seen of the place is pretty out of date. I’m sure the security is pretty tight, but honestly I bet POTUS would like to rid the place of the wood paneling and really give it some rustic charm that is more modern and up-to-date. What do you all think? Honestly, I’d like to see him take them to the West… Denver or Phoenix could be fun! In any case, he has time to plan and scheme….. Wheatie, some of the pictures of the Daily Thread Tree houses you find often would be inspiring for a G7 Summit type of retreat.

ozzytrumpster

I think he’d like to gut it of obummas listening devices

scott467

Most of the G7 countries are enemies of the United States who are either involved in the ongoing coup attempt or have done nothing but take advantage of our country for decades.
I’d take them to McDonald’s.
The drive through, so they can each pay their own way.
Then back on the planes, back to your putrid little tyrannical countries.
Sayonara!
Hasta la vista, baby! 😁

prairie123

Scott – I agree!!! Drive thru would be PERFECT! Chicken nuggets (with no sauce) and then back onto their planes. LOL!
Good response! Thanks!

ozzytrumpster

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Cuppa Covfefe

And here I was, thinking Newton’s Fourth Law was “One fig per Newton”…

andyocoregon

Ayuk, Ayuk

trumpismine
michaelh

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ozzytrumpster

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kalbokalbs

Hmmmm…why single out Kentucky?
More likely, EVERY state, me thinks.
Well, Hawaii, may be the exception.

scott467

It’s a reference to a gun range in Kentucky (night time machine gun demonstration) that ABC news (and maybe others) used and pretended it was footage from the fighting in Syria.

kalbokalbs

Yes. Understood. Would also bet Beto (allegedly from Texas), would have the same reaction…linking with surprise…Syria and Kentucky.
I should have inserted, sarc or some like indicator.

ozzytrumpster

Yep. Prob every state. Except Hawaii

ozzytrumpster

Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
Thread
On showing the flag.
American troops were in Syria to show the flag.
Now the Syrians are showing the flag, with the same result.

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Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
Just a few weeks ago, Assad said that the Kurdish YPG are terrorists.
Well, here’s a shot of the Syrian Arab Army waving a flag of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.
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Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
The PKK and the Syrian Arab Army have a history of human rights violations.
BUT.
Neither organization today is what it was in the past.
The greater point is that Trump got the Syrians and the Kurds to unite.
The SYRIAN flag is now being shown. Turkey lost its chance to create a second Ottoman Empire.
And Trump managed it in exactly two days.
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Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic
Clearly the Syrian Arab Army is being transported into the Kurdish-held areas.
What Trump did is pretty miraculous.
Everyone gets to save face. The Kurds will work out their issues with Assad’s rump government, and then Assad will leave.
The issue of “American credibility” doesn’t exist, except in the minds of Trump haters.
This plan was worked out with the Turks and Kurds. They’d gotten themselves into a huge mess.
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Thomas Wictor
@ThomasWic@social.quodverum.com
Trump is taking the flak that Turks and Kurds deserve, but he doesn’t mind.
The end result is all that matters.
Syria won’t be another Iraq.
Things are moving fast now, in all in the right direction.
END

scott467

“Everyone gets to save face.”
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The whole concept and obsession with ‘saving face’ needs to be left in prehistoric times where it belongs.
I don’t care who you are, saving your butt from ‘humiliation’ isn’t worth the cost of a single human life, or even a single human injury, much less the MILLIONS of human lives lost because some insanely vain and incredibly small-minded make-believe ‘leader’ is afraid to be embarrassed.
Man up, you little babies.
If your men can die for the cause, you precious ego can stand a little embarrassment.

Cuppa Covfefe

The difference between Occidental and Oriental is not Accidental…
There are THOUSANDS of years of culture there, which will not away in an instant. And the concept of saving face exists in the West as well, though in a muted form. Indeed, it exists in the business world, with which VSGPDJT is intimately familiar, and has been for decades…

scott467

Yes, and it’s just as childish, self-centered and immature in the West as it is in the East.
It’s infantile!
Hubris and vanity… especially when other people are harmed because some vain putz needs his little baby ego stroked.

scott467

The very idea of wanting or needing to ‘save face’ ought to be considered an automatic loss of face in itself.
It’s admitting that one is so intellectually stunted that he would rather cut off his own nose to spite his face.
It’s incredible!

andyocoregon

Your face could stop a freight train in its tracks. 🙂

ozzytrumpster

Humiliation in a leader is the kiss of death in many societies and people will not follow losers. By saving face the peace process can go forward. Don’t have to understand it or approve of it , just realise it’s a very real factor in dealing with those nations/nationalitys

scott467

“Humiliation in a leader is the kiss of death in many societies and people will not follow losers.”
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Maybe in the old world, but people today do whatever they’re told. We’re prisoners. We live on a prison planet. Nobody says anything to anybody, no matter how ridiculous the laws or our rights are violated.
So they don’t need ‘face’ in order to maintain power, they do whatever they want. They don’t even know we exist. We’re ants to them.
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“Don’t have to understand it or approve of it ,”
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I understand it completely, the same way I understand arrogance, pride, self-centeredness, etc.
It takes an incredibly small man, both of mind and character, to put his pride above the well-being of his people.
What it really is, is a means of manipulation, a way to leverage the other side, by saying:
“I’m way too vain and small to accept that deal because it would embarrass me and my Mum, so you’re going to have to come up with a deal that makes me look like the belle of the ball, or I’m going to take my toys and go home, and whine for a little while, maybe cry a little, but then I’ll be okay.”

ozzytrumpster

It’s not sensible but it’s real. We can’t change their culture in their own countries. That’s the ultimate hubris. We got to work within their cultural framework

scott467

“It’s not sensible but it’s real.”
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Yes, but like political-correctness, it only has whatever ‘power’ that WE give it.
If we cowtow to it, show fear or respect to it, we give it power and it can do real harm.
But if we call its bluff, if we make it justify itself, if we expose it for what it is, we deprive it of power, and expose it for the pettiness that it really is.
DJT does this all the time, when it suits his purposes.
He continually calls his opponents’ bluffs, on all sorts of things where they mistakenly assume they are ‘safe’, because ‘political correctness’.
I recognize that DJT also strokes foreign leader’s egos and plays the ‘face’ game when it serves his (and therefore our) interest to do so, but that doesn’t change the fact that the entire concept of ‘face’ is absurdly immature and petty and vain, to the point of well deserved reproach.
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“We can’t change their culture in their own countries. That’s the ultimate hubris. We got to work within their cultural framework”
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I have no interest in changing their culture, but I’m certainly willing to nullify any aspect of someone’s culture that is either disgusting and criminal (e.g., toleration of pedophilia) or just downright immoral, which ‘face’ always is, if his people’s lives and well-being are less of a consideration to a so-called ‘leader’ than his own embarrassment or temporary loss of ‘face’.
To allow one’s people to suffer or lose their lives in order to save one’s own ‘face’ is grotesquely immoral.
I know DJT panders to this cultural weakness when it costs him nothing and gains himself something, but I like it a lot better when he finds a way to accomplish his objective without regard for some tinpot dictator’s desire to save ‘face’ or avoid a little personal (and well deserved) embarrassment.
A little personal embarrassment will help that person’s character a lot more than indulging their infantile need to be seen as a ‘victor’ even when they’re losing, bigly.
IMO, of course 🙂

ozzytrumpster

I forecast a long and illustrious career in the diplomatic Corp for you

ozzytrumpster

Wtf is in Nancy’s mouth?!?comment image

ForGodandCountry

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ForGodandCountry

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scott467

You definitely don’t want to know…

ozzytrumpster

Scary af

scott467

Scary ant farm?

ozzytrumpster

Yes. Of course that’s what I meant

scott467

😂

Cuppa Covfefe

Combination corkscrew, bottle opener, and cocktail strainer, with an ice-crusher attachment…

mollypitcher5

hahahah

ozzytrumpster

Parasitic twin?

ForGodandCountry

Remains of a Tide pod

ozzytrumpster

Would you wash your clothes in that?

scott467

Not if I wanted to make them clean 😁

ozzytrumpster

Hell it wouldn’t clean the mouth

scott467

Touché!
Or too-shay, as I like to say it 😁

ozzytrumpster

No touchy at all. Under any circumstances

ozzytrumpster

Really needing this prayer today.

ozzytrumpster

Im unknown to god-to paraphrase Kipling but respect you all that are believers. We might make silly jokes from time to time but hopefully no one gets their panties in a wad

scott467

“Im unknown to god-to paraphrase Kipling”
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That’s not actually possible…
Ergo, God knows you, you just don’t know it (yet) 😀

ozzytrumpster

Yep. But I think my guardian angel drinks

Sadie Slays

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ForGodandCountry

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scott467
scott467

This guy is off his meds.
What’s with the flaming homo routine?
Here’s a recent Neon Revolt post:
https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/102992656411462863
I disagree with Neon on this, I think we’re just being jerked around.
Watkins isn’t that stupid and Hot wheels isn’t capable of sabotaging every potential platform 8kun might want to use.
The whole thing is a not-ready-for-prime-time scam at this point, IMO.

TheseTruths

I watched only a short bit. To me, he doesn’t come acress as respectful to the many people who admire his work and support him. If he doesn’t take it seriously, why should anyone else?

daughnworks247
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litenmaus

Carlos Danger and Pierre Delecto….names right out of a 10 cent Detective magazine….:0)

scott467

Delicto (one letter difference) is apparently Latin for crime:
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/delicto

socaristobo

I think we should take bets on how long before Pierre appears in a Trump tweet. I say less than 24 hours.

scott467

Senator Pierre Delecto from Utah… what a complete and utter tool… 🤣

daughnworks247
scott467

His sons Tag, Barf and Biff must be so proud…

mollypitcher5

hahahahah this is awesome!!

daughnworks247

Bwwwaahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

ForGodandCountry

It’s his S&M bondage name.comment image

Teagan

The name is…well, unusual.

scott467

Photo surfaces of Mittens in his Pierre Delecto disguise.comment image

ForGodandCountry

daughnworks247

WHOOPS!

daughnworks247

Pierre Delecto – The Mormon Porn Star
OMG, I can’t stop laughing

scott467

‘Pierre Delecto’ could be his gay French alter ego.

TheseTruths

Out with “Mittens,” in with “Pierre Delecto.” He must never be allowed to live this down.
Having an alter ego account that “likes” political insults toward people in your own party is just stuck on stupid. I can’t imagine this guy being president. It’s amazing what you learn about people after they run for president (and this applies to Obama, to, while he was in office).
Was PierreD sending coded messages like Comey? Enquiring minds want to know.

Elizabeth Carter

Amazing Polly has a new video. She discusses Q at the end. Well done, Polly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sCBg6TLjnI

daughnworks247
scott467

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” (Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals)
I can only imagine how much fun DJT is going to have with this 😁

mollypitcher5

Funny night…

ozzytrumpster

If you want to pretend to be a woman why dress to accentuate you. (Piddling little) dick?

scott467

Because they’re sick.
They’re mentally ill, and the adult in the background thinks she’s doing a good deed by enabling the mentally ill, instead of getting them help.

mollypitcher5

This one and all of the drag queens are pathological exhibitionists . They’ve taken the negative stereotype and made it even more disgusting and pathetic.
Nobody wants to see his teeny boner.
Just like race relations…they’ve run the clock backward on gay acceptance.

ozzytrumpster

Maybe his boner being such a disappointment is WHY he’s going for the I am a woman thing

mollypitcher5

haha maybe , probably..aw hell..of course it is. lol

Deplorable Patriot

This guy has no idea what Spanx and/or a girdle is for.

michaelh

We’re in good shape, worst has passed. Still more weather expected in Texas tonight.

michaelh

michaelh

Local reports say it tracked 1.25mi south of us

wheatietoo

That was close, Michael!
😬😟
Glad you’re okay!

Deplorable Patriot

WHEW! That’s always scary. Glad you are okay.