It’s Midnight somewhere. And mood music for the day that no one understands, but we all sing anyway….
Okay, so here’s the deal. This is the open thread. This is where we all come to get the news that other Q tree inhabitants think is worth knowing and sharing. Please, post links to any “news” stories quoted, and ask for help if you are stumped as to how to do that. We’re a friendly lot. Someone will be with you shortly, and there is no reason to have to press one for English.
Free speech, and the open exchange and hashing out of ideas is not only allowed, but encouraged. If we all don’t use it, we’re going to lose it. There are, however, limits to civility, and those limits are strictly observed here. We are all on the same team. No personal threats, baiting, name calling and other behavior your mother and grandmother told you not to do while calling you by your full name is allowed. This, seriously, could happen.
There is absolutely no reason for infighting to result in burning down the tree, house up in the branches and all. Yes, it can be rough to temper speech. However, those who would like to slog it out from the comfort of the seat behind your keyboard, Wolf has provided a venue known as the UTree. Please, take it there.
And now for some house keeping:
There are a few rules here in the branches of the Q Tree. Our host, Wolfm00n, outlined them in a post on New Years Day 2019. Please, review these rules from time to time. When the gaps between the floats at the Rose Bowl Parade get bigger would be alright.
Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:
- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
Steve suggests – to be accurate – no shooting at the nuclear weapons, but to be safe about it, don’t event point firearms toward them. I, Deplorable Patriot, bossy chick that I am, request no teasing the animals, pets and wildlife alike. FG&C asks that you wash your hands and take some vitamin C. Daughn suggests you whip the sugar with the shortning (butter) before adding the flour.
Teasing and trolling the lefties and their bastions, on the other hand is a moral imperative.
Psalm of the day, Number 67.
Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face.  As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.  And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.  Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, make a way for him who ascendeth upon the west: the Lord is his name. Rejoice ye before him: but the wicked shall be troubled at his presence, Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his holy place:  God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house: Who bringeth out them that were bound in strength; in like manner them that provoke, that dwell in sepulchres.  O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when thou didst pass through the desert:  The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.  Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God: and it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.
Here we go, 2020!