Dear KMAG: 20191231 Open Topic

This DELIGHTFUL DECEMBER [1231] Q’PER TUESDAY NEW YEAR’S EVE 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 (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG!).



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We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE.

This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time.


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SPEAK THE FIVE WORDS BOLDLY TO OUR PRESIDENT!

I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!


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.

OK, people – I was going to do an “end of the year” post, but THIS IS NOT IT.

The DAILY THREAD will appear ON TIME. The END OF 2019 POST will appear LATER.

However, feel free to enjoy a TASTE of it with the AOC blooper reel above!

See you then!

W

HAVE A RELAXING CIGAR, FOLKS! 2020 IS ALMOST HERE!
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daughnworks247
daughnworks247

Sorry, this is the readout of Pompeo’s call to Iraqi PM about Embassy.

Dora

A tribute to the last ‘Roaring Twenties’.

patfrederick

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smiley2

WHY was 6 afraid of 9 on New Year’s Eve ?
………..
………..
….give up ?
..because …9, 8, 7…
😀

patfrederick

LOL

smiley2

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patfrederick

wouldn’t have it any other way!!

kea

Those top two! LOL

patfrederick

Rest in Peace Sergeant! 100 year old Pearl Harbor survivor passes away
FTA
Back in 1987, Marine veteran Joe Walsh co-founded the North County chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association because he believed the men he served with on that fateful day of Dec. 7, 1941, “deserved to be remembered.”
Now it’s his turn. On Dec. 21, Walsh passed away after a brief illness at the Pacifica Senior Living complex in Vista. He was 100 years old.
Walsh was the last surviving active member of the association’s Chapter 31, following the death last February of chapter co-founder John Quier, 98, of Fallbrook.
As the chapter’s longtime president, Walsh organized Pearl Harbor Memorial Day services each Dec. 7 at Oceanside Harbor. Over the years, he never missed a single service, including the one held earlier this month, just two weeks to the day before he died.
“I think he was holding on for this year’s service,” said daughter Joan Culver of Fallbrook.”It meant a lot to him.”
https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/12/1919-2019-joe-walsh-one-of-regions-last-surviving-pearl-harbor-veterans-has-died/

Aubergine

Visiting the Arizona Memorial was one of the highlights of my life. I was so afraid it would be sad, and it was not. It was peaceful and beautiful.
A tour guide told us a story. Men who survived the Arizona can still be interred on her, and many still are. One of the Navy Seals who take the boxes of ashes down to the ship (underwater) for interment told him that as he places the boxes on the opening into the ship, he can feel the ship pull the box out of his hands. I still have chills when I think of it.
The other thing about it that struck me was that having lived entire lives afterwards, the Arizona is the place so many of these men want to return. Not interred next to family, but where the seminal experience of their lives occurred. So heart-breaking, but so beautiful.

patfrederick

thanks for sharing!!!

phoenixrising37

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daughnworks247

Iraqi Security Forces showed up at the US Embassy.
Hmmmm…….
Wonder what Pompeo and Trump said to convince them to swing into action.
Funny thing is, Iraq had huge protests, shooting civilians, recently too, if anyone tried to get close.
Yet today, they were nowhere to be found, allowing the Hashd PMF supporters to get close.

daughnworks247

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or al-Hashd al-Shaabi, major factions of which are closely associated with Iran.
It’s clearly Iran.

patfrederick

Gail Combs

WOW!
I wonder just what President Trump said to Miss Lindsey on that golf course. Something seems to have put a bunch of starch in his spine and balls in his pants!

michaelh

Just catching up reading on this before posting.
My gut feeling on this with the first reports was that the sick leftists were staging another Benghazi-like incident specifically to embarrass POTUS.
Lindsey’s tweets have basically confirmed my thought process that this is exactly what was happening.
The fact this this is not mere “protesters” also confirms that this was a planned op, and we already know the culprit is P3rs1a.
Giving the Trump administration a black eye with a fake “Baghdad-gate” would certainly take pressure off those who were guilty in Libya, wouldn’t it?
A year of the Fake News beating on “Baghdad” (and getting revenge over people they thought were beating the drums on “Benghazi”) would allow them to create a toxic narrative, virtually unchallenged…
…this would be especially useful since one of HRC’s major liabilities would be neutralized. Any time she was attacked on Libya she could pivot to how much “worse” Baghdad-gate is…

Coldeadhands

I have zero doubt that the Marines guarding the US Embassy are armed to the teeth. Nothing inspires a US Marine like lopsided odds. This will NOT be another Benghazi!

Coldeadhands

Most importantly, there WILL be air support if required.
Even though we now know there was huge skullduggery behind the dynamics of Benghazi, l still get irate thinking of those hero’s having to disobey orders to risk and give their lives to attempt to save the consulate.
Remember the passing of Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and the survivors, Mark Geist, Kris Paronto and John Tiegen.

Aubergine

Meanwhile, over at CTH, they are convinced there has been a military coup, Pompeo is in charge, Trump is hiding, and we are going to war.
SMDH.

patfrederick

IKR?

Dora
daughnworks247

Air cover, and it is our’s.

daughnworks247

Corey Lewandowski is NOT running for Senate in New Hampshire against Jean Shaheen.
Bummer.

Deplorable Patriot

Interesting.

Gail Combs

I wonder if they found someone else to run instead. The Candidate filing deadline is June 12, 2020
The following list of potential and declared candidates is unofficial.
Republican primary candidates
Don Bolduc
Andy Martin
Bryant “Corky” Messner
William O’Brien
https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_New_Hampshire,_2020
The first guy, retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, doesn’t look too bad. “…was endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress PAC earlier this month and previously by 47 New Hampshire veterans,…
https://www.wmur.com/article/nh-primary-source-bolduc-endorsed-by-republican-matriarch-business-leader-veterans-pac/30275850
He is NH born and bred
https://www.donbolduc.com/about-don
I did not look at any of the others.

para59r

Hey! The last award on his dress uniform says continued on next jacket!

trumpismine
phoenixrising37

Is this the rogue C_A’s last hurrah… we know the Cabal wants war with Iran…?

Gail Combs

Sure sounds like it. It certainly got the focus off the Sham-peach-mint that was going south didn’t it?comment image

phoenixrising37

Yes’m ………………….

trumpismine

Last May it looked like there was a good chance of war with Iran (warhawk Bolton was for it) bur VSG kept us out of it. Imo he will just keep on doing what he has been.
Iran Beware!

phoenixrising37

2nd that TIM… he will take care of it without going to war.

Deplorable Patriot

You can’t make this stuff up.

Gail Combs

MAGA Mom said
“US military are cool and controlled under fire. A mob of evil on one side of the window and they are calmly doing their job. Impressive!!!!!”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am answering this on the third page so more people will ge the information.
Those desks are designed to be SHIELDS. Bullet and to some extent bomb proof.
Jul 24, 2005 Bomb-resistant desks considered for Canada’s embassies
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bomb-resistant-desks-considered-for-canada-s-embassies-1.562931

….ashington is already using one in Iraq and Canada’s Defence Department gave the thumbs up after exploding piles of TNT beside the desks, designer Ron Quigley said.
“We’ve already installed product at the site of the new U.S. embassy in Baghdad,” Quigley told the Canadian Press news agency in an interview.
The desks made from blast-proof materials are an “obvious advantage,” department tester Sheri Hlady wrote in a report after trying to blow them up with 110 kilograms of TNT. She placed the explosives both 20 and 30 metres from typical wooden desks and Quigley’s product.
Hlady wrote that a blast-hardened desk held together well while a regular desk was reduced to “pieces and shards.”….,/blockquote>

MAGA Mom

good to know.
I think they also have confidence that President Trump will NOT allow them to be left behind. I thought that as I watched the earlier videos. Now I read that marines are being sent in to bolster security. More where they came from. Unlimited US Powerful Military behind those few guys standing cool and calm as the embassy is surrounded and they Know it this time!

Gail Combs

Yeah, Sec Pompeo already gave Iraq a spanking for not ‘controling the riot’. 😉

Coldeadhands

There is always a contingent of US Marines on station at every US Embassy.

trumpismine

Lots more

Dora

Eric Metaxes has been doing some good interviews lately. Here’s another one.

LM

So Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, John Kerry (daughter’s husband), and Valerie Jarret were all tied to Iran.
How many others in the Obama administration had similar ties, and was this a requirement for high level intelligence hires in the Obama administrations?
Why?

itswoot

Also, Huma Abedin, Hillary’s ‘main squeeze’ for many years.

Alison

Why? To fundamentally (aka embed Islam) change our country.

Teagan

Well, gosh whiz ….after all the Muslims were part of our very foundation as a nation and, don’t forget, very instrumental in our space program….according to the Most Admired Man in 2019.

Gail Combs

“…How many others in the Obama administration had similar ties, and was this a requirement for high level intelligence hires in the Obama administrations?
Why?”

Some where there is a WIKILEAKS email that shows it was a requirement!
I did find this email from Preeta Bansal on September 29, 2008 :
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28660
It is a real eye opener.

…..A couple things to note about the list of Muslim American candidates:
1) In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian).
2) There is only one candidate I thought was a viable one for a Secretary-level job among the Muslim Americans….

Preeta Bansal is HSBC’s General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory Affairs. ???CHINA???
https://www.charismanews.com/us/60817-wikileaks-obama-sought-muslims-for-top-white-house-jobs
Solomon on Soros and Ukraine:
https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/george-soross-secret-2016-access-to-state-exposes-big-money-hypocrisy-of-democrats-42473.html
Soros instructing Hillary:
https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/wikileaks-email-exposes-billionaire-globalist-soros-as-hillary-clintons-puppet-master/

Gail Combs

Lawyer-Client Privilege.
You can hand deliver sealed orders to be passed on and completely by pass NSA.
THIS IS WHY THEY WENT AFTER COHEN!
President Trump set them up when he said he used private courier and not email like Hillary during the campaign.
Wolfie,
That brings up another point.
This from my old NOTES:
From Breakfast conversations with former mil. intel guy.
1.Ham radio is used in spycraft. Messages are sent as separate packets in bursts at specified times. The information sent would be about thumb drive drops or whatever and not the actual information.
2. Nellie Ohr’s role would be to make the faked Russian spy transmissions look authentic. Just as a lawyer has a certain way of writing a legal brief, so do Russian spies. The use of language would not be the same as conversational Russian. Nellie would be familiar with this distinction and be able to parrot it.
3. Christopher Steele was hired to look over the finished product and make sure it passed muster as authentic looking. He was also hired to give it a veneer of credibility. That is why he was paid so little.
>>>>>
Now to add. WHO was Nellie communicating with?? Any bets it was the Ukrainian Embassy, Victoria Nuland, Ambassador Yovanovitch and the Chalupas?
Info could come over in diplomatic pouches and get placed in a drop to be picked up by the Lovely Nellie.

Coldeadhands

Brilliant

LM

Since she presented fake credentials to receive preferential educational and hiring opportunities has she tried to make things right by returning the money she made?
She has held on to all the benefits she received from her illegitimate privilege, including her status as a Senator, which rests—imo—on the foundation of the benefits fits she received for her lies.
If people on the left really cared about “legitimacy” they would remove her.

foxglovemeadows

Yes!! I think this every time I see her face. She needs to get her own house in order before she criticizes others.

daughnworks247

Imagine that.

Deplorable Patriot

Been thinking this over.
North Korea – “threat” neutralized
Russia – not really interested in fighting a war if they don’t have to
Ukraine – exposed for the money laundering scheme it was, useless as an “enemy”
Syria – “threat” neutralized
Iran – the last hope for the military industrial complex to profit off of American taxpayers left, even if the war has to be fought in Iraq
I don’t see the Trump Administration falling for this crap. This may well be one of the cabal’s last gasps.

mollypitcher5

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ agree 100%

Alison

Succinct and spot on, DPat. I want fire and motherf*ing fury when our military is in jeopardy anywhere in the world. Hellfire @POTUS !!!!!!

Deplorable Patriot

I posted a tweet below. The Blackhawks are now in town. The Iranian “mourners” are getting it.

Deplorable Patriot

Pardon me. The aircraft involved are not Blackhawks. They’re Apaches.

Gail Combs

Pat and others, You might be interested:
Pomegranate Compound Could Help Fight Alzheimer’
12 Health Benefits of Pomegranate
The numbers in blue in this article will take you to the source literature, often Pub Med.
I eat a 1/2 a whole fruit with a cinnamon capsule to counter the sugar.
(I am trusting MY memory, that it was you who said you are now having memory problems.)

phoenixrising37

I am Gail… big time!
will try the pomegranate… thanks.

Linda K Harrison

I hope you are taking vitamin D3 – it is important for memory. If your blood tests low – it is difficult to bring counts up. A doctor can give you higher amounts than otc. My friend is taking 50k i.u. It is really helping her.

phoenixrising37

Hi Linda, thanks for the tip…
Last year primary doc put me on Vit D (don’t know if it was D3, will ck)… don’t know what level is atm, but will certainly ck it out too

CM in TN

D3 is also good for diabetics as it helps the body properly process insulin.

plumnelly1

I was affected with serious memory problems along with other symptoms. Gave up the statin and my memory and health did a 360. I now use Cholestoff and bergamot along with healthier food intake. I had tried different statins and continued to have same problems. Also P.M over the counter sleep aids are dangerous for seniors. They have been found to contribute to memory problems which could lead to Alzheimer’s.
https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-older-people-shouldnt-use-diphenhydramine-to-sleep-3015319

Gail Combs

I refuse to take statins for my high blood pressure. Instead I adjusted my diet. Reduce NaCl salt and CAFFEINE increase potassium (KCl salt .) Get rid of as mush carb/WHEATs as possible and reduce weight. 170/140 ==> 125 to 135 over 75. Getting rid of the caffeine that causes the potassium loss seems to be the biggy in decreasing that extra 20 points in the systolic reading.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-potassium/basics/causes/sym-20050632
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3046007/

Gail Combs

WELL DANG!!! Diphenhydramine is what I use as an emergency allergy medicine and an emergency muscle relaxer. Luckily I only take it maybe every couple of months since I hate the ‘hang over’

plumnelly1

I was taking Tylenol p.m. when I stumbled across another article regarding this. Stopped taking it.

Teagan

Well, gosh whiz ….after all the Muslims were part of our very foundation as a nation and, don’t forget, very instrumental in our space program….according to the Most Admired Man in 2019.

Teagan

Sorry, that should have been posted in earlier discussion about Obama’s groupies.

Teagan

Interesting info, Gail…my problem is eating the fruit…or even the seeds. But, they do sell the juice and I’m thinking it might serve as well (absolutely no research in my part!). It’s expensive but I guess you should consider it an investment or insurance policy. I’m amazed you can get the fruit year ‘round.
Phoenixriding….I do know there are medications (probably covered by insurance) that help delay the effects of memory issues…our neighbor was on a medication for quite a few years. And, of course, we know SEVERAL Congressional members are definitely on them! 😉. Might check with your doctor.

daughnworks247

Well looky here………..
Josh Rogin from WaPost is retweeting article from NYTimes……. farting on China about the Uighurs.
Time to jump on it?

Alison

Boy, I don’t know, Daughn …. I read your excellent piece yesterday, but it’s a REAL stretch for me to think about ‘coming together’ in defense of Muslims, even though I understand your motivation.
What’s happening in China is very complicated, and I much prefer we fight to stop Christian massacres worldwide. Are the Chinese being barbaric against ‘innocent’ Muslims. Probably.
But the global accommodation to Islam ideology – pretending it’s a religion – coupled with their high birth rates, is a clear and present danger. Nothing unsettles me as much as the possibility my grandchildren will be subject to Sharia law.
I remain very skeptical that Leftist journalists who are exposing the Chinese camps have honest intentions. I’m not jumping on this particular ‘human rights’ bandwagon.

daughnworks247

Doesn’t matter how you feel about Islam.
Irrelevant.
It’s a great way to slap China, decouple, reduce trade deficit, change image of China in American press and around the world……… and side with Dems on ONE issue to build a bridge.

LM

Parting thoughts…..(last minute shopping)
I have given this some thought but cannot support an effort solely on behalf of this religion of the left. They already receive a most favored victim status throughout the globe partly because there are a lot of powerful people who want to use them to control the rest of us.
After reading the stipulations of their Holy Book regarding nonbelievers, I feel that they need and should be allowed to stay in and govern their own countries and stay out of ours. Our laws and religions are not compatible,
China is not just sending these people to camps, but also peoples of other religions and political dissidents as well.
So an effort on behalf of all such persecuted people would be one I could get on board with.
BTW, it is not just the President who currently is not weighting in on their behalf, but Hollywood, MSM, and even the Islamic people themselves…. Why are they not taking on China for this cause?
If we step in….who would join us?

Plain Jane

The Chinese have been persecutings and other Christians for as long as I can remember, maybe even Muzzies, I’m not sure. They want Communism to be their God, perhaps because people who accept the notion of a supreme being (even the Muzzies) cannot be controlled as easily as a firm atheist communist.

Plain Jane

…have been persecuting Catholics and other…

daughnworks247

No one in their right mind would ever trust the Chinese.
Make no mistake, the CCP is our mortal enemy.
Is a million Muslims imprisoned against their faith worth going to war with China?
No.
How about 10 million?
How about 10 million Christians?
Where we draw the line is a subject which will be asked sooner than later.You’re wrong, but facts don’t matter, right?
Do I want to go to war with China?
Of course not.
Is it a good idea to weaken China at every opportunity?
Of course, it is.
Can the President speak publicly, mock openly, the Chinese and Xi’s leadership?
No, he cannot, right now.
In the past 3yrs, Pres Trump has single-handedly begun to turn our opinion of China….. the world’s opinion of China.
Might be nice if the boss had a little help from the choir.

daughnworks247

Sentence of “You’re wrong, but facts don’t matter, right?” was my touchpad mistaken entry.
Does not belong in this post.
AT ALL.
Was a previously copied twit post about “Southern White House” and unrelated.
Apologies for that one.

daughnworks247

Super sensitive keypad but would be horrible if misinterpreted in this context.
Sorry about that one.

Teagan

Daughn…I almost always proof-read my posts and darn if they appear with changes not there when I hit the post icon. I’ve given up and give credit that most will understand typos, etc. I figure we all like challenges…after all, we read Q posts!

daughnworks247

I have a touchpad which I block because it is so sensitive (highlights long posts and then deletes them and makes me crazy).
But I vacuumed the computer yesterday and switched it back on.
My mistake.
Darn thing!!!!
That’s what I get for fighting on Twitter. Serves me right.

Alison

I’m not disagreeing with you, Daughn. All your points are valid. I’m just saying it is very complicated, as Wolfie points out.
I will do EVERYTHING to be President Trump’s helping choir. If I’ve missed statements from him regarding the camps & Muslims, I apologize. If he leads on it, I’ll be onboard. If it’s Lefty journalists crying ‘human rights’ I’m waiting for more visibility.

Alison

THIS !! Thanks Wolfie! This is very complicated with wide-ranging impacts. It’s not just the Chinese who would love to squeeze us in lose-lose conundrums, as we’ve seen from our f*ing neocons.

Alison

Spot on, Wolfie !!! I’m not informed or experienced enough to figure out a lot of this, but I am now well-versed in Suspicious Cat thinking because NOTHING (except Trump) is what it seems.
And when it involves CHYNNA, that goes triple.
I will never fall for helping nations or oppressed humans via combat again. Korea, VietNam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, ongoing Korea, – all manipulated wars BY OUR SUPPOSED LEADERS.
Trump is the ONLY one to use economic ‘persuasion’ rather than send our young men to death, permanent disabilties, and PTSD.
This global CIA/intelligentsia charade cannot continue.

pgroup

Even the ChiComs do the right thing once in awhile.

Gail Combs

Also if NoKo aligns with Trump, and Kim is making those type of noises, then China LOSES it’s NoKo slave labor. Communism NEEDS slave labor to get anywhere close to working. The Chinese population, thanks to American $$$ has had a taste of freedom so are NOT going to willingly go back to hellhole living.
Hence picking the Mussies and others as the new source of slave labor.
I will leave it to President Trump to game this out.

Gail Combs

Yes, the Communist party is now Riding The Tiger. Many of the Chinese people have gotten a taste of ‘The good life’ They are not ABOUT to go back to being serfs working the fields. On top of that you have the African swine flu taking out a boatload of protein and even our pork prices have sky rocketed this year.

…China in November recorded its biggest consumer inflation jump since 2012 after pork prices more than doubled from a year earlier due to a shortage of the meat, a staple food for many Chinese households.
That, in turn, has led to sticker shock spreading beyond the pork aisle in Chinese markets: Consumers are paying 11% to 25% more for other sources of protein, such as beef, chicken and eggs, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, at a time when the economy is slowing….
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/dec/24/china-to-cut-tariffs-as-it-takes-aim-at/?business-national

Dora
daughnworks247
MAGA Mom

This is the video I was talking about earlier. Coolness under pressure. Confident that President Trump has their back.

trumpismine
Linda

I think he’s trying to push her into making a mistake by calling her overrated.

Gail Combs

POTUS is also making sure Nasty Nan and her Sham-peach-mint can’t squirm out of the news cycle.

Deplorable Patriot

Deplorable Patriot

This is the original.

LM

It has struck me that all of the left’s outcries against President Trump (danger to our democracy, illegitimate, collusion with foreign governments, election hacks) could and should have been used by our side against Obama.
And while I would not be want to see anyone abuse power on either side, I have come to thank that not using the power of one’s office can be just as bad.
How much better off would we be if our side seized the moment and had simply taken the risk of doing what was right to the extent that they could instead of fearing the words and disapproval of their opponents and standing down.
Going forward, experiences should tell everyone that decisions on doing what is necessary and right should not rest on “what will they say” but rather on what’s best to do.
They will speak and do hate no matter what…but their power to do damage will be diminished if we do what is right.

Gail Combs

If you completely ignore a kicking screaming two year old throwing a tantrum, the kid will finally give up. The SJW snowflakes act like spoiled rotten two year olds and should thus BE IGNORED if possible. link (We use it on horses too.)

LM

I have dealt with any number of screaming, kicking 2 year olds and have had occasion to ignore the ABA guidelines of ignoring them.
One tries to make sure that dangerous items are out of the way so that they have a safe place for their melt down,
However, they can at times throw themselves into dog or goose poop, or near other sources of danger both to themselves or others. These situations call for an immediate response of either bodily picking up the child and carrying the screaming little critter to safety or yelling an appropriate cautionary order (i.elstop) in a loud voice to get their attention.
This last, which can dave their life in an emergency, needs to have been backed up by a history of respect and follow through with loving, consistent discipline in order to be effective.
Respect, coming from doing the right thing rather than the expedient and easier not doing the thing, is far more life giving and saving than the immediacy of standing down or giving in to get along.

Gail Combs

Of course you have to adjust to the situation. The whole idea is to NOT give them the attention they want and thereby re-enforce the bad behavior.
ie If a horse kicks his stall wall or door or gate at feeding time you DON’T feed him until he stops. And brother is that an exercise in frustration!

LM

Hi Duchess,
I have to leave momentarily, but I have wondered if you knew what has happened to Serial Brain, and why you are no longer regularly posting the videos for other Q related news. I loved them.
Maybe they could all be listed on a sidebar?
Also do you know what was meant by Q being “discredited “ by the President’s campaign? I can’t quite believe this….
Thank you for everything.

duchess01

Serial Brain 2 used to be a regular feature of ‘AND WE KNOW’ – all of a sudden – it disappeared and was replaced by ‘AWK NEWS’ – if you do a search – you get all sorts of weird articles – FB pages – even a ‘Q’ Occult Page – dunno what is going on with SB2 – as far as the campaign discrediting Q – that is bogus – too popular?

LM

Thank you.
My searches have led to less than satisfactory results.
However, I did find qnews that seems to consolidate AWK and other sources which I could not find independently.
These things seem to calm me down at night. I am not supposed to read computer stuff close to bed time, but listening to positive, proTrump information somehow helps keep my brain from working overtime to solve things when it is supposed to be winding down,
Thank you!
❤️

Gail Combs

And I thought I was the only one who had that problem!
I found pray medic vids help or a light fiction book

duchess01

Most welcome, LM – Glad to help

daughnworks247

The Marines have arrived.

patfrederick

Bless them and keep them safe!!!!!

patfrederick

YUCK! homeless man uses his fingers and eats off the “hot bar” while employees laugh and shrug it off…
FTA
A drooling and pungent homeless man made double-dipping look like child’s play at a Midtown Whole Foods, grabbing from the hot food bar with his bare hands to stuff his bearded face — as employees just chuckled and said they were powerless to stop him.
A Post photo editor had just plunked down $17 for a jerk chicken dinner at the store across from Bryant Park on Sunday night when he spotted the grungy gourmand ignoring numerous “No Sampling” signs to treat the bar like his personal feed bag.
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As for the tainted food, workers said that they promptly toss it.
“I just throw out the tray, that’s our routine,” said one store supervisor, who declined to be identified. “We address the situation and throw the tray out and put a fresh one in the bar.”
But the suddenly unsavory meals weren’t tossed by the time The Post left the store Sunday — and some less-than-appetized customers there on Monday weren’t interested in taking any chances.
https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/homeless-man-turns-manhattan-whole-foods-into-his-personal-hot-bar/

mollypitcher5

This new attitude about hygiene and safety blows me away. We became one of the safest countries in the world by enforcing waste sewage/disease control/etc and now…it’s like a return to the middle ages in terms of sanitation and cleanliness. WTH?

cthulhu

>>>Quote from https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2010/07/experts-in-stupidity — which, in turn, quotes from “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” by Tom Wolfe:
***
On visiting San Francisco in 1968, Tom Wolfe stumbled across what he describes as a “curious footnote to the hippie movement.” Doctors at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic were treating diseases, Wolfe claims, that no living doctor had ever encountered before: “diseases that had disappeared so long ago they had never even picked up Latin names, diseases such as the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot.”
The diseases returned, says Wolfe, because the hippies living in the communes wanted to sweep away “codes and restraints,” including those rules
“….that said you shouldn’t use other people’s toothbrushes or sleep on other people’s mattresses without changing the sheets or, as was more likely, without using sheets at all, or that you and five other people shouldn’t drink from the same bottle of Shasta or take tokes from the same cigarette.”
By getting the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, and the rot, the hippies were “relearning” the laws of hygiene.

mollypitcher5

lol…reading that made a long forgotten memory blast into my head..when i was in high school one of my fringe friends, a true hippie chick (not like us posers) was sitting at the library table with us and mindlessly fiddling with her hair. She slides her finger down a strand and puts something on the table.
The rest of us are looking at each other like the sheltered dorks we were…what the hell is that we asked…it was a louse. Not one of us even knew what lice was.
She was so blotto that she was proud of setting it free. Doh!

LM

Ugh, I saw that.
Years ago, pregnant and already squeamish, I sat near a buffet waiting on a family member.
A woman went up to the buffet and slowly and methodically began tasting everything with the serving spoon, licking the spoon, then placing it back in the serving container, I flagged down the management, told them and pointed it out and was told that she was a regular and that they simply threw everything out after she left.
I didn’t see them do that and I didn’t believe them.
To this day, I avoid salad bars and buffets.

plumnelly1

Same here

patfrederick

newly released inmates due to the bail reform program, are trying to use their gifts cards for booze, cigarettes and other goodies, but not food…SHOCKED!
FTA
Other goodies will include winter coats, Steve Madden shoes and Mets tickets.
The programs are being run by city-funded non-profits and the whole initiative will cost $500,000, officials said.
“It’s a sad state of affairs when the city bends over backward to reward criminals instead of protecting the victims of their crimes,” one law-enforcement source told The Post. “What’s next? Free limo service back home?”
A spokesman for the mayor defended the giveaways, saying that sending ex-inmates home “with essential resources needed to survive is critical to ensuring the safety of themselves and others, and maintaining our status as the safest big city in America.”
https://nypost.com/2019/12/28/ex-rikers-inmates-use-city-funded-debit-cards-to-buy-booze-juul-pods/

mollypitcher5

It’s devious. They are rewarding criminals , enabling them, recruiting…actually they’re teaching them that the chaos is a good thing and they will be protected. Law abiding citizens at risk 24/7.
Between these new policies and the exploding “homeless” criminals they’re manufacturing a violent underbelly class in big cities

mollypitcher5

Reminds me of the vids of yute mobs grabbing armfuls of merchandise and running out the stores, the roaming night terror porch and yard bandits caught on home cameras and they don’t even run when a homeowner busts them..why should they..police have been neutered.
Another group that also has been elevated into untouchable class are the illegals of course. No deportation, rack up tons of DUI’s, manslaughter, child molestation….anything they do rarely has consequences.
The Commie 2 prong attack…massive illegal invasion and releasing criminals into society…
The upper class of Amerikan DemComs truly must feel that they’ve accumulated the wealth and personal security to ride out the chaos and that none of the violence will ever touch them …but the deplorables..on our own.

daughnworks247

Quick short:
Years ago, first husband and I sold one house, moved into our rental house, before we bought the B&B. He called and picked up some of his “guys” to help us with heavy appliances and other items.
Me, southern female, wanted to be nice and repay them, but they insisted, no money.
Husband told be to go to beer store and pick up Colt 45 big cans for them.
Okay, done.
Me – still trying to be nice, made sandwiches and put the Colt 45 big cans in the silver champagne bucket. I fussed all over the guys who helped us and thanked them.
After they left, husband put his arm on my shoulder, and said, “Babe, I appreciate you trying to be nice to my men……. but you know…… I just picked them up from the City Jail, right?”

Gail Combs

They were STILL HUMAN and who knows, being treated well may have made some of them turn a corner.

patfrederick

LOL

phoenixrising37

Happy New Year QTreepers, and all posters, lurkers at Wolfie’s Dencomment image

patfrederick

Happy New Year’s phoenix!!!
happy, smiling wolf!

phoenixrising37

Happy New Year Pat

Nor'easter

Happy New Year PR !!!
And all my fellow Treepers!
😉

phoenixrising37

Happy New Year Nor’easter

Nor'easter

((( BEST FOR 2020 PR ! )))
😉

phoenixrising37

Thanks Nor’easter 😉

Nor'easter

YW!
😉

churchmouse

Happy New Year, Nor’easter!

Nor'easter

Thanks, and Happy New Year to you too church mouse !

churchmouse

Thank you! 🙂

patfrederick

so hubby is on vacation today, but he got a call from his IT guy. seems contractors (plumbers especially) are getting hacked and their data is being held for ransom…
now my tin foil hat fits just fine, so bear with me. a lot of contractors and plumbers are currently engaged in updating quite a few colleges/high schools in upstate NY and PA. who is enrolled in these colleges? Chinese students…and who needs cash? the Chinese…
I know, I know…far far fetched…but at least I am looking for paths to truth…LOL

patfrederick

WP misplaced this…shouldn’t be a reply…

phoenixrising37

No harm in thinking out the box, examining all the nooks and crannies Pat…

churchmouse

Happy New Year, Phoenix!

phoenixrising37

Happy New Year Churchmouse !

churchmouse

Thank you very much!

trumpismine
bakocarl

In the newest Zogby poll for VA and FL, PTrump is beating Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg by approx 5 points, but is losing to Biden by 2-4 points.
The exact point count here are not my issue. That fact that poor candidates such as Biden, Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg are even in the same ball park as PTrump is the problem.
Our failing schools continue to pump out clueless, factless, prejudiced “graduates” who lack reasoning, logic and decision making skills , whose ineptitude is intentionally reinforced by lying politicians, a complicit media and deliberate Facebook and Twitter censorship policies.
I’d really like to see PTrump make the correction of that situation (schools failing, politicians able to freely lie, lying media and Facebook and Twitter censorship) a near-term priority.

phoenixrising37

Carl,
I don’t believe that poll anymore than I believe FAKE NEWS…
Biden can’t fill a broom closet… POTUS losing to Biden ? !!! Ain’t happenin’ – not now or ever.
Things are changing… ‘Normies’ no longer believe Fake News’ narratives… social media will either be replaced or go the way of the dinosaur.. newspapers will disappear, they’re hanging on by a fingernail as is. News analysis on TV….? forget it… people are thinking for themselves and others, citizen journalists are writing about documents, events they have seen. It’s not just the ‘ol guard’ (past expry date pols like DiFi, Nanzi, Schiff, Schumer, etc. etc.) goin’ away. The covering, the veils, are being ripped off the lies they have told, are telling.

mollypitcher5

Agree PR.
One of the things that was glaring and even MSM regular viewers had to have noticed…their favorite talking heads throwing out PTrump antisemitism following the Monsey shooting. Really ? His entire history as POTUS proves that ridiculous . There’s no ‘well maybe’ ..it was laughable and obvious that no matter what happens the mocking bird media and the usual IslamoCommie agitators will accuse him of whatever they can. They destroy their own credibility each day. They’re beginning to look like what we know they’ve been all along, paid harpies.

phoenixrising37

Totally agree Molly… and they can’t seem to change their MO even though they can see it’s not working… stuck in a failed agenda… they’re not the smartest cookies, just the most EVIL.

MAGA Mom

click through to the methodology and look at the ratio of GOP/Dem/Independent voters. Not sure how they determined them but very lopsided

phoenixrising37

My cell just dinged, message from Monique with Cory Booker, who is coming to SC etc., can they count on me?
Ans: HELL NO

SteveInCO

Is this the “Monique” who was a regular on the Old Tree before Trump cruise-missiled Syria?

phoenixrising37

Ya know Steve, I don’t know, but it could have been. They text now, in case you don’t answer their non-ID’d phone.

SteveInCO

Who is “they”? Booker’s campaign?
I still get far more spam calls than spam texts.
(Spam callers and texters ought to be dragged out into the street and shot.)

phoenixrising37

They = Booker’s campaign…
on another note… Happy New Year ! New Decade… too hope it’s a good one for you!

SteveInCO

May it be the year Justice arrives!

phoenixrising37

YES!

Deplorable Patriot

I think after January 20, 2021 is more likely. Just a hunch.

SteveInCO

Well, I hope not.
Honestly, the left will pull out all the cheat stops.
Unless he’s done something to prevent it. Which, he probably can’t because it’s a state-level thing.

Deplorable Patriot

Not if the offences are federal.

SteveInCO

If you mean the voter fraud…well the election has to happen first–then the voter fraud charges.
You can’t charge people until after they commit the crime.
And if you’re thinking, “Charge them with crimes in 2018 and 2016” that’s fine, but that won’t fix the system to prevent the crimes in 2020.
So the election will be over as all these fraud charges work their way through the legal system. Meanwhile, the fraud hasn’t been proved yet. So the Dem candidate gets inaugurated, and quashes the prosecutions.

Tonawanda

That Monique was a great poster. She was in Italy, IIRC. But man, she freaked out over Syria and jumped ship quickly. It was very weird, because she understood that VSG didn’t show his cards and people needed to wait for the smoke to clear. Didn’t matter, she jumped.
Was it Monicats, or something like that?

SteveInCO

Something like that.

Teagan

I get those text messages too! False names supposedly sent to a Elizabeth Warren groupie, etc. it has to be random because about 5 people have my cell phone number.

daughnworks247

……..and they come for the Christians……..

daughnworks247

Help me, please.
SD has his panties in a wad about Pompeo/Esper/Joint Chief “tricking” Pres Trump to do the attacks in Syria and Iraq.
Where is this coming from? What did I miss? or should I simply ignore the Eeyore.
Confused.

plumnelly1

No shit! I have been stewing over this for the past hour!

daughnworks247

I’m at a loss.
Can’t find any reason…… nothing.

patfrederick

saw it this morning and ignored.

mollypitcher5

I’m not crystal clear on all of this but the alternative is another Benghazi situation? Leaving them on their own? Why would anyone think that is the way to go?

phoenixrising37

I would ignore… SD thinks he’s smarter than POTUS.
We know better. He’s not.
btw, thank you so much for reporting on things as they happen in ME… you’re always on top of things here at QTree… you’re a far better, brighter analyst than some dude.

bakocarl

It’s just gas from the south end of a north bound Eeyore.

phoenixrising37

You really do have a way with words Carl 😉

Deplorable Patriot

Ignore him. Don’t torture yourself. SD doesn’t know what’s going on behind the scenes any more than any of the rest of us do.

mollypitcher5
daughnworks247

Molly, that’s a legit concern. I mean, they’re saying they’re going after our embassies in region.
Is there something, anything, which would lead us to believe Pompeo/Esper/Joint Chiefs are misleading POTUS?
We understand many would love to see us in another war with Iran, but anything specific about our team’s treachery?

mollypitcher5

I have no facts or even suspicions but even if it was true..we would applaud PTrump for leaving our servicemen and women in harms way to show them who’s boss? Let the tensions escalate out of control and surely incur casualties?

mollypitcher5

An overview of how we arrived at this point. The only thing that I can say is that the decision to bomb Kataib Hezbollah sites in Iraq and Syria in response to a rocket attack on a military base in Kirkuk that killed an American civilian contractor and wounded four soldiers is what we’ve seen PTrump do before. He tolerates nothing and will strike back so I’m not so sure that I can see some DS plot with Pompeo.Esper.
PTrump has a definite sense of loyalty to the military so letting them get picked off base by base just doesn’t seem like the Trump we know. He will act as CIC with no apologies.
.https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iraq-pro-iran-militia-supporters-attack-us-embassy-in-baghdad-1.957914

phoenixrising37

Exactly Wolfie…

Gail Combs

“…. they’re saying they’re going after our embassies in region…..”
>>>>>>>>>
1. Remember all the RECENT meetings between John Kerry and the Iranians.
Sep 13, 2018 “Former Secretary of State John Kerry is being slammed for conducting shadow diplomacy with Iran after admitting to multiple meetings with Iranian officials behind the backs of the Trump…” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/john-kerry-slammed-for-shameful-shadow-diplomacy-after-admitting-to-meetings-with-iran
We have no idea of what he or Obama or Piglosi have been up to since then. We do know how ever that they have been up to no good.
2. The US Embassy is considered PART OF THE USA. President Trump has every right to put as many armed Marines in that Embassy as he wants to protect it.
3. The helicopters used FLARES and not tear gas or bombs.
I am sure that President Trump will come up with a very nasty way to put a twist in Iran’s tail without resorting to war. He has already commented about the oil fields…. Think Rod of God.
>>>>>>>
REMEMBER THE 48 HOUR RULE!

Gail Combs

Also Some Dude has a NEW article up.

GA/FL

^^^THIS!!!^^^

daughnworks247

Yeah, Nancy Pelosi and her harem were just in Jordan, too.

michaelh

Every time I read SD on this issue I find myself just confused. Why is Pompeo DS? No reason except that he had been appointed by POTUS as head of C_A.
When I feel confused like this, I learned a long time ago to step back and assess the origin of the cognitive dissonance. In this case, I realize that the origin of the CD is none other than SD himself.
This gives me a couple possibilities:
* SD doesn’t know what he’s talking about and is spouting off at the team without sufficient cause (most likely)
* SD has joined the disinfo campaign as if he were controlled opposition for the new movie “Benghazi-gate II: The Sequel”. This could be either accidental, intentional, or worst due to compromise. This is a less comfortable position.
Meanwhile, reviewing all available data to date, and overlaying the construct outline drawn by sifting through the granular details in my prior post, it’s too early to allow the deep state’s attempt to dirty up Pompeo, et al any more than it would be to allow Benghazi II to dirty up Trump. Dividing Trump’s supporters by confusing them about who the white hat and black hat actors are from AG Barr to SoS Pompeo to FBI Director Wray to CIA directory Haspel is a predictable deep state strategy, which when seen transparently for its obviousness, is easy enough to set aside in favor of a factual reasoned approach.

daughnworks247

Thank you, Micheal.
Thought I was losing my mind. Went through all his links, looking for some tidbit, some small reason to be doubtful……. there was nothing there. I mean…… nothing.

kea

Sometimes you need to walk away…

Aubergine

I’m pretty sure Some Dunce is losing HIS mind!
My reading of what he has been putting out over the past two days isn’t that Pompeo and Co. are “tricking” Trump, but that they have taken over and are doing things on their own. Like Trump was unaware until it was done.
I read his crap so I know what he is putting out there, but I don’t believe a word of it anymore.

SteveInCO

I see what you did in that last paragraph! 😀 😀 😀

daughnworks247

……….. it’s all so “granular”.

SteveInCO

So, now we know to take what he says with a grain of salt.
Granular THIS, SomeDunce!!!

Tonawanda

LOL – – “Meanwhile, reviewing all available data to date, and overlaying the construct outline drawn by sifting through the granular details in my prior post”
Is it my imagination, or is that some pretty good satire of SD?

TheseTruths

“transparently obvious, geopolitically…” and nicely done!

Dora

Happy New Year Everybody!

phoenixrising37

Excellent choice Dora… (always makes me cry though!!!)

mollypitcher5

daughnworks247

Big T not happy about this one. He said, “They got to him. They got to the judge.”

Deplorable Patriot

Bergoglio needs to go. There was no excuse for that. Catholic Twitter is HORRIFIED that this happened.

bakocarl

Undoubtedly, what the woman did was way outside of normal protocol, but just think . . . if the Pope had allowed himself to be pulled over to the woman, and he took her hand in both of his and said a few kind words to her . . . that would have been an experience she would tell her grandchildren about.
Instead, did you get a look at the Pope’s face as he turned away. He was visibly angered over the situation. Catholic Twitter has the right of it.

Deplorable Patriot

As a person with a communications degree whose primary interest was crisis PR, he’s NEVER going to live that down. EVER. Those are the moments that cause PR flaks to quit.

kea

He showed his true colors. My Mom is so shocked. Thank goodness there was video. But wow… where do you go from here? Just wow.

Deplorable Patriot

Good question a number of us were asking about Burke the night the roof at St. Alphonsus Ligouri burned.

kea

Oh yes I forgot all about him.

Deplorable Patriot

Yeah…can’t do that. I was in the Cathedral choir when he was shipped to Rome. There’s a lot that was never made public. I’ve heard enough about him to know that his mouth is about all that’s useful in this fight.

kea

Oh wow DP!!! Glad your on our side FYI!!! 😉

Deplorable Patriot

Just to be clear, NONE of the complaints against Burke were sexual in nature or about the Scandal. BUT, the man is a horrid administrator and doesn’t know how to spend money.

kea

Oh no DP don’t worry I got you the first time. I recall the spending issues.

Deplorable Patriot

Spending and personnel. Talk about CLUELESS. But that was not the reason he was yanked out of the USA. BIG, BIG, BIG no no. And I’ve heard it from enough diverse sources to know that it’s true.

kea

Feel free to drop a hint. 😉
I recall meeting him once and his handshake was so limp it was scary.

Deplorable Patriot

AND 30 minutes before ANY Archdiocesan event he walked into the Cathedral to Bruckner’s Ecce Saccerdos. WHY??????
Let’s put it this way. The Catholic Church is a confederation, essentially. Every bishop is the final word in his diocese. Burke interfered with that.

kea

Ohhhhhh….

kea

My Mom just said the same thing. Its shocking I must admit. John Paul would have done that.
I saw comments like WWJD.

kea

Ugh no edit button I mean John Paul would have held her hand not stapped it but I’m sure you all got what I meant!!!! 🙂 Even Pope Benedict would have handled this better.
I mean he had to have known that people would want to touch and grab him. This was just all wrong. Its like his mask dropped for all to see.

bakocarl

Well, if I remember correctly, when Jesus was on the way to Jairus’ daughter, some woman on the ground grabbed His robe in faith, and power went out from Him to heal her . . . that’s what Jesus would do.

churchmouse

Thank you!
Just what I was thinking.
And the great irony: he had just given a homily against abuse of women!