Dear KMAG: 20191215 Open Topic

This 3rd Sanctuary Sunday of Advent Open Thread, with full respect to those who worship God on the Sabbath, is a place to reaffirm our worship of our Creator, our Father, our King Eternal.

It is also a place to read, post and discuss news that is worth knowing and sharing. Please post links to any news stories that you use as sources or quote from.

In the QTree, we’re a friendly and civil lot. We encourage free speech and the open exchange and civil discussion of different ideas. Topics aren’t constrained, and sound logic is highly encouraged, all built on a solid foundation of truth and established facts.

We have a policy of mutual respect, shown by civility. Civility encourages discussions, promotes objectivity and rational thought in discourse, and camaraderie in the participants – characteristics we strive toward in our Q Tree community.

Please show respect and consideration for your fellow QTreepers.

Before hitting the “post” button, please proofread your post and make sure you’re addressing the issue only, and not trying to confront the poster.

If you feel the need to bare your fangs, we have a companion site – called The U Tree – where you can run wild and free with the Wolfpack where all legal free speech is allowed.

But NOT HERE in The Q Tree. Personal attacks, name calling, ridicule, insults, baiting and other conduct for which a penalty flag would be thrown are VERBOTEN.

In The Q Tree, we’re compatriots, sitting around the campfire, roasting hot dogs, making s’mores and discussing, agreeing, and disagreeing about whatever interests us. This board will remain a home for those who seek respectful conversations.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here. Let’s not give the Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven that Wolf has created for us.


With the Storm upon us…please remember to Pray for our President.


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?  TIME TO….DRAIN THE SWAMP!!! 

Our movement is about replacing a failed and CORRUPT political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People. ~ Candidate Donald J. Trump


Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

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

On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” . . . “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


3rd Sunday of Advent ~ Joy

Joy should be a characteristic that permeates through all facets of a Christian’s life: every day, in troubles and trials, in hope, in giving, in prayer, in praise, in worship, in thanksgiving . . . in everything . . . for the joy of the Lord is our strength.

During this Advent season, we look to the past to recognize and celebrate the effects of Christ’s 1st coming, and we look to the future in anticipation and a peaceful assurance of what Christ’s 2nd coming will bring.

The 3rd Sunday of Advent . . . Gaudete Sunday . . . Joyful Sunday.  The Christmas season is well upon us.  Christmas trees, lights, carols, and soon will come presents, friends, family, food . . . the most wonderful time of the year!

As we should do during Advent, on this Joyful Sunday, we look back:  Joy . . . should be an easy topic with all the joy surrounding the birth of Jesus.

Mary rejoiced in God her Savior.  An angel of the Lord brought good tidings of great joy to the shepherds and to all people.  All those who heard, marveled at what the shepherds told them.  The shepherds joyfully returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen.  Simeon got to see the Messiah.  The promised Messiah had come to Israel.

But there is some joy, looking back, that is more difficult, if not impossible, for us to truly grasp.  Jesus wasn’t born just so He could walk around the countryside healing people and telling people they needed to get right with God.  He came to die, to be the perfect sacrifice to reconcile our inherent sin nature and our sins with the righteousness of God.

And not just to die.  He knew He would be flogged beyond recognition, nearly to the point of death, before they pounded the metal spikes into Him.  His bones would be out of joint. He knew He would die by the most painful and torturous method of execution ever devised.  He knew He would become sin.

The night before, Jesus’ anguish was so great that the blood capillaries surrounding His sweat glands ruptured and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

We have now gone far from our topic of joy.  But what would make Jesus go through this for us?

The answer to that is His love for us, agape love . . . love that puts our best interests ahead of His own welfare.  Love? Not joy?  Well, here it is.  “Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame”. 

And what was the joy that was given Him?  God gave Jesus authority, that He shall give eternal life to as many as God has given Him.  Jesus’ joy, greater than the physical agony of crucifixion and being forsaken by God, since Jesus had become sin, was the joy that came from being the means through which believing mankind would be reconciled to God and given eternal life to know God, the only true God, and Jesus, our Messiah.


Most of the time we fail at discovering joy in some difficult present circumstances. And that’s because we’re looking at what we consider troubles and trials from our earthly perspective, and we overlook how these troubles and trials can and do result in changes to our Christian life . . . which is God’s perspective.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.”

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.


As part of Advent, we look forward to find joy.  And again, we find joy, but, again, a joy that we can’t entirely fathom. For “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  “In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”

Although we don’t know the details of the things that God has prepared for us, we do know they will be wonderful, undoubtedly beyond our present capacity to comprehend, but will bring us to levels of peace and joy that we have never experienced or imagined.


Philippians 4:1
Rejoice in the Lord always. And again I say, rejoice!

Psalms 47:1-2
Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day:
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
~ Philip Dodderidge, published 1755


. . . that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written:
“For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, and sing to Your name.”
And again he says:
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!”
And again:
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles Laud Him, all you peoples!”
And again, Isaiah says:
“There shall be a root of Jesse; and He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in Him the Gentiles shall hope.”
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


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phoenixrising37

I was hoping the WSJ would not become fully FAKE NEWS… that ship has sailed…

ForGodandCountry

Well, what did you expect?
Wall Street is the #1 client of the WSJ. Wall Street = globalists.
There are trillions at stake, and POTUS is costing the multi-nationals deeply invested in China hundreds of billions.
The US Chamber of Commerce is furious. A rich man will go berserk over the loss of $1 while a poor man will shrug it off.
POTUS is committing heresy in the eyes of Wall Street. Cut off an unending supply of cheap, uneducated labor here in the US that is easily manipulated? Drive take home wages for workers higher? End the unfair business practices of the Chinese who are backed by the Wall Street mob?
Wall Street is pissed, and this in spite of the stock market gains. The WSJ knows who butters it’s bread, and it’s not middle America struggling to put food on the table.

phoenixrising37

Well, I guess I’m stupid then FG&C… The economy is great and I thought Wall St. would like that . They strongly told the DNC they would not support Warren if she is he nominee because she is so bad for the economy. Of course I didn’t think they would be favorable toward Trump, just sort of thought they would be the last to go FAKE.

jamcooker

It’s owned by the Murdochs.

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Volgarian8301

On a lighter note….

Deplorable Patriot

phoenixrising37

Good move Kevin…imo, of course.

Volgarian8301

phoenixrising37

Thanks for posting this clip Vol… enjoyed immensely.

realsauce

Ok, I know we’re not supposed to link to SDs OT articles or more specifically copy any part of an article, so if tats the case I will take the penalty to post this…
In his article on John Ratcliff regarding the Senate SSCI and their approval of all intelligence agency picks and the fact the Ratcliff’s nomination was scuttled, he stated the following:
“Using a process of elimination, my evolving contention is now that State Dept. Secretary Mike Pompeo is handling President Trump by giving him advice that keeps the United States President oblivious to the danger around him.”
WOW, if anyone thought the Tree’s hadn’t gone down separate paths with the whole Q thing….they most certainly have now.

phoenixrising37

Thanks Realsauce…

Aubergine

Somehow, Some Dunce has convinced himself that President Trump is an idiot who has no idea what is going on around him. Apparently ANYBODY can manipulate Trump in Some Dunce’s mind.
I finally figured it out. Finance, sure, local politics, okay, but when it comes to the Big Leagues of Trump-Era political analysis, Some Dunce is in WAY over his head. His speculations are just ridiculous.

Aubergine

And oh yeah, I hope he’s lurking on here and reads my comment. I’m **waving** with my middle finger.

Alison

Some commenters are ‘daring’ to challenge SD who is spitting back at them. I see a few ban hammers coming out at the old t-house tonight 🥳🥳🥳

Aubergine

I just went over and skimmed through. I’m glad at least a few people are calling him out. This latest speculation from SD is just stupid.

Aubergine

I WISH I could ask Some Dunce HOW exactly he thinks Pompeo, in his career as a CEO, became SWAMP?

Deplorable Patriot

Pompeo is VSGPDJT’s HANDLER?
Someone has completely left the reservation. That’s the most wacked out theory I’ve heard yet.

michaelh

That’s about as fun as speculating that since Pompeo is former head of CIA, that the CIA is really operating the Oval Office.

GA/FL

IMHO – PDJT put Pompeo in CIA to acclimate him before putting him in as Sec of State which was the Trump Plan all along.
Pompeo is a super-brain like our VSG POTUS and they are very close in both patriotism and policy….unlike Tillerson and Mattis.

GA/FL

Remember – State Department and Central Intelligence Agency are Siamese Twins.

jamcooker

I sometimes look at his headlines, but today there were 2 that took the cake, this one and the other about Mukasey and Page.

Teagan

It appears Sundance may need a vacation…and I write that with good intentions. A little head-clearing, reflective time is a good thing for everyone of us,

TheseTruths

That’s LOL ridiculous, and I don’t believe that any intelligent person who watches Pres. Trump operate could say such a thing. IMO, there must be something else going on and there is a reason this ludicrous statement was made. It makes Pres. Trump seem less intelligent, strategic, powerful, and capable. It reduces him to a pawn. I can think of a number of reasons why someone would want to do something so NeverTrumpish, but I’ll stop here.

kalbokalbs

Obviously, me thinks anyway, some dunce did NOT take the prescribed, STRONG LAXATIVE suggested, I think by GA/FL.
Had to go look OT after reading realsauce post. OT has an Eeyore cheerleader, some dunce himself.
Surely there are immense challenges and road blocks slowing President Trump. don’t think Pompeo is one of the road blocks.
I do think at some point declas will in effect drop a MOAB on Senate Intel and Gang of Eight schmucks.

Volgarian8301

Apologies in advance for dumping 2 piles of 💩 on the board…..BUT I’m curious if anyone else thinks there has been a flood of liberal tears and sleepless nights for our favorite chairman….face looks swollen, eyes are puffy and red. Poor baby!!🙄

Deplorable Patriot

The studio lights are not good for him. He looks very pale. At the same time, I can’t imagine he’s sleeping much.

Teagan

Nor are several others. I certainly hope the Congressional Democrats aren’t getting any sleep over their doubling down, political career self-destruction.

phoenixrising37
gil00

I watched some if it but he looks like the excrement he has become. Let them twist wonderi g when the hammer will fall.

jamcooker

What is it with all the dems? their foreheads and cheeks look like they’ve been botoxed or something similar, their mouths look funny, and their eyes are blood shot. People were commenting about Biden, the new face on the hag, Pelosi and Comey at various videos. I wonder if it’s an attempt to foil body language readers by having a “plastic” face that doesn’t show as many facial expressions.

mollypitcher5

lol they’re so vain.

TheseTruths

I think it’s political. People need to look good if their faces are going to be on big media screens. They need to appear younger, they believe, to gain voters. The trouble is that it is very rare for this type of work to result in a natural-looking outcome. IMO, some people look freakish. Their faces might have fewer sags and wrinkles, but they don’t look right.

Deplorable Patriot

Looks like the Hallmark people lack spines after all.
https://twitter.com/TS_SCI_MAJIC12/status/1206411930400886784

Teagan

I really couldn’t believe this latest action. Boom…another company shot down. They are in trouble as is (financially) and I very strongly suspect those that are still willing to pay $5 for a greeting card are NOT sympathetic to the “hurt feelings” of Lesbians.

TheseTruths

I didn’t realize they were in trouble financially.
This was not a good move. I also think it’s the beginning of pressure to produce programs featuring homosexual couples.
Buh-bye, Hallmark. It’s a shame because they have been known for their quality and wholesomeness.

Teagan

I must confess my comment about financial difficulties comes from two Hallmark franchise owners I know, and not reading their official documents. One of the complaints from shop owners is that you can now buy Hallmark cards outside a Hallmark store, giving no protection to the individual owners but demanding high inventory and other requirements to be a Hallmark dealer.
And, I agree the pressure in advertising and TV shows to push the “alternative lifestyle” is enormous.

wheatietoo

Some Hallmark Stores may be struggling…but the Hallmark Channels are doing rather well.
I saw a blurb a few months ago about their ratings.
Their ratings have been great…the envy of other cable channels.
The first Hallmark Channel did so well, that they now have three!
I’ve noticed that the commercials on all three channels have gone from obscure Ronco-matic type ads…to major corporate ads now.
Hallmark Channels are now showing GM truck ads as well as other major names.

wheatietoo

I’m going to do a wait-and-see on this.
It’s Axios…which is ex-WaPo people.
Hallmark may just be bringing back the Zola ads that are not same-sex ads.
From what I read, Hallmark yanked all the Zola ads.
Zola is a ‘wedding registry website’ that tries to get All Types of couples.
Hallmark did some poor screening by letting that same-sex ad be scheduled for their channels.

Deplorable Patriot
Deplorable Patriot

I know all the west coast people are starting to filter in, but buono notte. Long day including a trek to the airport in the snow.
Se y’all in the am.

phoenixrising37

G’night DP, God bless…

phoenixrising37

Dr Quigley has new THREAD – click tweet

phoenixrising37

Lots of stuff in his Thread, and on his TL actually…
Here’ a tweet from above thread that I find interesting:

phoenixrising37

Alison

Just for clarification, this guy is a State Senator in PA, not a US Senator, right?
Still newsworthy but PMedic’s headliner is not clear.

phoenixrising37

Correct… Rising Serpent tweeted… text below Yudichak’s photo identifies him as State Senator

kinthenorthwest

Shared

mollypitcher5
Cuppa Covfefe

Aaaaaannnddddd, the irritating thing is, we in Europe are forced to accept “refugees” (or perhaps “migrants” as they are now being called) from these lands, since they are in “war zones”!!!!!
Hmmm. I always wondered how they can be war zones, but we have to buy their produce and products, and feed, clothe, cure, house, and otherwise support their effluent of violent refauxgees.
Maybe they’re not fleeing “war zones”, but are being forced to give up their land so the superfarms can begin farming???
Maybe the liars and thieves of CAGW (Catasstrophic Anthropogenic Gore-Bull Warming) knew this all along, say, from the 1970s, as these cycles (Milancovitch, etc.) have been going on for eeons???
Sound like we all need to ruin the elites’ party (ies), and soon…

Linda
wheatietoo

Yes…this is *very good* to hear.
I hope this means they are looking into the role that CPS has played, in child trafficking.

Volgarian8301

One of the loudest and most obnoxious liberal voices in my local area is a CPS worker. Although, even this person has been less vocal in recent weeks

TheseTruths

It’s good not only on the surface level regarding abuse of power and failure to protect children, but also for what might be uncovered about trafficking rings.

wheatietoo

Yes! I’ve been noticing this too…on the SpaceWeather site.
2019 is now 77% spotless days.
Wow.
And this is just the first year of our current ‘solar minimum’.
We’ve got another year and a half, before it will start going the other way…maybe.
They really don’t know how long this solar minimum will last.

mollypitcher5
mollypitcher5

O M G…these people have truly lost their minds
https://twitter.com/annvandersteel/status/1206352410588975104

mollypitcher5

What do ya want to bet that they all work in some govt agency in DC …

Cuppa Covfefe

Just throwing this out (might be a throwaway)…Down in the thread on of the “people of interest” was named as Jessica Tvelin, with some refs to the healthcare industry, such as http://www.acertitude.com/press/acertitude-adds-chief-financial-officer-and-chief-revenue-officer-to-leadership-team-of-coriell-life-sciences
Interesting what that latter company is doing…or not…
In any case, this violence against MAGA, Christians, and any flavor of conservatism (which appears to be anything to the right of Stalinism) HAS TO STOP!!!

wheatietoo

I clicked on her tweet…and it’s private.
It wouldn’t show these tweets, at least not to me.
Was wondering if there is any video of the incident.

mollypitcher5

That thread wouldn’t show for you?
It’s from retweet @ BenKTallmadge