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

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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 or peace, 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.”


What then should we do? 


I started writing this Sunday thread thinking that it would be about the Fruit of the Spirit. Then that sort of morphed into the larger picture of how the Holy Spirit is our Helper from God, guiding and teaching us, in more ways than His fruit. And then that changed to what we should be doing to grow into the mature Christian life God wants us to live. And that led into writing down many of the specific things God’s Word tells us to do as Christians . . . members of His family. And that led to the following thoughts:



When John the Baptizer was baptizing for repentance and the forgiveness of sins, he warned the people to “Bear fruits worthy of repentance.”  And those crowds kept asking him “What then should we do?” (Luke 3)

Paul posed a similar question in his letter to the Roman Christians. “What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! (Romans 6:1-2)  He was referring to how we should act, given that God’s grace has freed us from the Law.

James addressed our actions, also, saying “But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”, stressing the importance for our actions to demonstrate our faith.

Almost 800 years earlier than Jesus, God, speaking through the prophet Hosea said “For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:6), saying that God wants to see real, meaningful action more than observance of ritual.

This leads up to a very pertinent question for today.  Given that we are Believers, how should we act?  “What then should we do?”


Some people think that God’s got a bunch of rules that He lists in the Bible for us to obey and, if we aren’t careful to follow His rules, He’s not going to be very happy with us and we can expect some kind of retribution.

As Christians, we believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, that His death was the once for all time sacrifice for our sins.  God counts our faith in Christ as righteousness and has forgiven our sins for all time (past, present and future). And there is now no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)

Now this got me to thinking . . .

Now that my sins have all been forgiven by God’s grace, and my faith in Christ is counted as righteousness, and there is no judgement for my sin in the future, the question now arises: How should I then live? 

This question is answered by Paul in the book of Romans: “. . . present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind . . .” (Romans 12:1-2) . . . put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh . . . (Romans 13:14)

Well, still thinking here . . .

I’ve been chosen by God, and not because of anything about me or anything I’ve done. God has forgiven my sins and I will not be judged because of them. God has promised me an eternity with Him and Jesus in heaven with a glorious new body, everlasting joy, and unimaginable wonders.

Now, given all that . . . just how grateful should I be? I don’t think it’s possible, if we fully understood what God has done for us and the wonders of heaven, for a human being to express that level of gratitude.

But certainly, I should be grateful enough to search God’s Word for how He wants me to live. And once I find that information on how He wants me to live, to make an absolutely conscious, determined effort, every day of my life, to live in that manner. How could I possibly do less for all that I have gained and will shortly be gaining?


Briefly then, thinking about Paul’s answer to how I should live in Romans, some real-life questions come to the fore.

Have I searched God’s Word and have I learned how He tells me I should be living my life?

Am I making a conscious, determined effort to live in that manner?

How much time am I spending at things that might interest me but are not part of what should be involved in living and maturing in the Christian life?

If I’m with a secular or mixed group, am I just one of the crowd, or do my words and actions stand as a good Christian example?

Am I following God’s Word in my one-on-one interpersonal relationships, Christian or secular?

And quite a few more . . .


Now, lest anyone think I’m being sucked into the maelstrom of legalism in a sea of rules and regulations . . . not happening.  God clearly calls us to repentance, righteousness, holiness, and godliness, but because of His mercy and grace, He is abundantly clear that the Christian life is to be filled to overflowing with freedom, hope, peace, joy and love . . . as well as gratitude, thanksgiving, praise and worship.

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. (Romans 15:13)

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  (Philipians 4:4-8)

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)



I knew I’d be interested when writing these Sunday threads and, perhaps even more, I wanted the preparation and involvement to speak to me. Well, I think that’s happening.


The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord look upon you with favor,
And give you peace.

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phoenixrising37
GA/FL

France, Germany, Sweden and UK have become Islamist invaded & occupied territories.

phoenixrising37

The EU is a tool of the Cabal… and that’s the way they want it… want to break down all national boundaries, break down civilization… so that they can control, and thus reduce the population… they want the dang planet!

wolfmoon1776

Tools of Satanic Pencilneck! 😉

Deplorable Patriot

And what’s really maddening is that they made up some of the national boundries they want to destroy now. When the Holy Roman Empire was dismantled, they put a number of modern nations together (Italy, Germany, Poland, etc.) and now they’re tearing at the outlines. My people are from Switzerland, Baden, Bavaria, Lorainne and Normandy on the continent not on the Iberian peninsula. No, I am NOT “German” just because the powers that be want me to be.

CM in TN

If it becomes necessary that we “liberate” them again, I’m all for keeping their resources for ourselves this time as payment. Just like the President said about the oil in the middle east.

kalbokalbs

Not interested in rescuing Europe again.

CM in TN

Me either, but if we must we must make it worth our while.

trumpismine

I wonder if George Cohan, when he wrote the song ‘Over There’ knew that this part might prove to be prophetic….
Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there –
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
Everywhere.
So prepare, say a prayer,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We’ll be over, we’re coming over,
And we won’t come back till it’s over
Over there.
Those last 10 words is haunting. Just a thought😐

kea

Glad he’s calling them on this. I mean when you read this it makes your blood boil!!

Gail Combs

The EU better watch their step or THEY maybe on the recieving end of US sanction too!

kea

Now we got to kick out NATO and the UN our of NYC

kea

Just saw that post. Does anyone still believe the NYT?

phoenixrising37

if they do, they’re brain-dead

kea

People spend money on this paper?

churchmouse

I know people who do.

kea

Wow!!! I know someone who gest the WSJ. They gave me a free copy and my Mom was switching between laughing and yelling at the peper.
I was thinking about the Epoch times maybe.

churchmouse

Was that you who replied to me a month or so ago about something and said the cat was merrily tearing up the WSJ your mother had just read? 🙂

kea

Yup. Only its the puppy instead of a cat. 🙂 The photo of nancy had no chance. LOL

churchmouse

Sorry for the mix-up. 🙂
Re Nancy’s photo: your puppy is rather wise. 🙂

kea

No problem. 🙂
And I thought she did a good job as well.

GA/FL

The Iranian regime forced everyone off the military bases to go to this demonstration.

phoenixrising37

phoenixrising37

OPTICS ! created for US TV…

Cuppa Covfefe

Like I said on another thread, got ’em all in one place… then again, I wonder how many are there voluntarily; indeed how many of them are soldiers voluntarily…

trumpismine

phoenixrising37

That’s horrible……………..

trumpismine

They have no problem killing their own countrymen ( and women)

kea

https://twitter.com/NewsBreaking/status/1213963412465602560
I still say its time to leave. Fix your own mess.
I mean if you think about it how different this would all look if Bush had kept us out of Iraqi

kalbokalbs

Uh, OK. Sure. Bet USG officials tried real hard to get Iraq to allow US to stay. /s
IF USG official did try to persuade Iraq to agree to US staying in Iraq, it certainly was not inline with President Trump policy.
Numbskull Iraqi’s are doing as we silently wished. Certainly never asked of them. Too stoopid to know we want the hell out of their cesspool.
“Clean up” on baby bush, “aisle Iraq” processing.

kea

I mean I know people are saying its just for show but again why should we stay? Great reason to leave.

phoenixrising37

I agree totally… lots easier for Iraqis to ask us to leave, than for POTUS to get Congress to agree to our military leaving.
Is it time to closed the bases in Germany?

kalbokalbs

Germany’s time is coming. Gotta get out of Middle East quagmire…large force footprint.
A couple Germany bases key to air bridge supporting ME ops.

phoenixrising37

thanks for that info Kal

Cuppa Covfefe

There also are a lot of Germans who support the US, despite what the YSM/MCM say… remember that almost all surveys are slanted… and Generation-Z are more conservative here, too… my son has some VERY conservative classmates (in Uni), some of whom follow conservative websites… and they don’t have skinheads or Jack(Dorsey) boots 🙂 Kind of fun to watch or hear about red-pilling in action over here… my wife’s women’s Bible Study group is a good example… probably about 10-12 “woke” who no longer believe the mindless pablum spewed by the YSM/MCM…
Now to send Merde-Kuh off to retirement (hopefully to an “abgekurzt” (reduced) retirement).
Remember, Merde-Kuh (and Macaroon, and most of the EU “leaders”) march to the globalist drum. And almost NONE OF THEM have children, so they don’t worry about future generations…. Somehow I think all leaders should have “skin in the game”, be it by being parents, or some other “blood committment”…

kalbokalbs

😉 Looking forward to Merde-Kuh, Macaroni and the like being disposed of…ALONG with EU. The entire globalist line of BS must be destroyed.
Perfectly good with nationalism by any country.

Cuppa Covfefe

What many people forget is that VSGPDJT, when he was running for President, said that not only should the USA seek to be MAGA, but EVERY country should seek to be great again, and that was the responsibility of the various countries’ leaders to promote, preserve, proctect, and advance their own countries…
Probably the YSM/MCM left that out, so that MAGA would be (loosely) associated with so-called (but actually socialist) nationalistic movements such as Nazism (NAtionalsoZIalismus). As usual, they are projecting, as that sort of socialism is what THEY want…

kalbokalbs

Absolutely ^^^.

pgroup

No. Close the German bases and open new ones in Poland and Hungary.

kalbokalbs

Personally I am done with Germany, France… For now, we need the capability we have in Germany. In time, IF Germany does not make a 180, FLUSH it.
Wherever the capability goes, we need serious infrastructure. Runways, tarmacs, fuel storage, fueling hydrants or trucks, maintenance capability, troop berthing, messing, medical, ordnance storage, red/pink label areas to load/unload ordnance, what aircraft will be positioned or operate through that airfield (fighters, tankers, spooks, cargo…), Command / Headquarters buildings…yada, yada.

wolfmoon1776

I’m sure they made demands we would not agree to in a Bush or Obama fashion. We help the line.

trumpismine

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1213834996219142144?s=20

kea

So if I hadn’t checked BB I’d never know that the Golden Globes is on. So if you want some Middle East ‘experts’ talking…. LOL
I hope the ratings tank again! LOL Which I’m sure it will.

kea

Reports: US Detaining Iranians and Iranian-Americans at Border and Ports of Entry for Extra Screening
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/reports-us-detaining-iranians-and-iranian-americans-at-border-and-ports-of-entry-for-extra-screening/

mollypitcher5

Too bad. Deal with it.

wolfmoon1776

Excellent!

trumpismine

It’s about time.

mollypitcher5

Sounds like the very predictable ‘outrage’ fomented by CAIR and their allies to me. I trust nothing that comes via the ultra left congress people

mollypitcher5

that would Jayapal who is already tweeting about it and soon to follow Omar and Tlaib , probably AOC..wait for it

phoenixrising37

Carlos has another THREAD – click the tweet
https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1213957575332548609

ladypenquin

VA-02 Rep, Elaine Luria just endorsed Biden.

pgroup

Slow Joe work? On day one?
Most likely, he’ll pull out the hide-a-bed in the Oval Office and snooze.

BlackKnightRides

Gail Combs

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gil00

No cat and mouse game now. Either on the side of US or terrorists.

para59r

Unfinished business from the 80’s!

I hope they understand that POTUS is not adverse to bringing up old undone business and getting it done.

Cuppa Covfefe

And an even older (moldier?) tune about Iraq… come to Baghdad… and experience things known not since Ninevah… seems Iraq was once far more Western than some EU countries are now…

para59r

Shades of Ishtar, Inanna if you prefer till the muzzies put the full stop to all that.

jamcooker

The NY Times should say “will no longer HIDE uranium enrichment.”

Gail Combs
jamcooker

Exactly. It’s why Iran didn’t want to be inspected except by the “right” people.

Gail Combs

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ForGodandCountry

BKR!
Whaaaaaaat?
When did you get here?!
Or have you been here lurking?

BlackKnightRides

He should do warm-ups at Trump Rallies!
And Trump 2020 clips!
Alinsky Tactic: Pick a target, isolate it and BURY it with ridicule.

BlackKnightRides

Somehow this ended up misplaced –
Meant for Ricky Gervais GUTTING the Golden Globes … and Hollywood at large:

wheatietoo

Wow!
He went full Savage on them!
😳😀
Thanks, BKR!

kalbokalbs

Well worth listening to ^^^.
That’s from a guy that despises 99% hollywood, actors, actresses…
Ricky Gervais has assuredly, effective tonight, been black listed from hollywood BFF list, after that opening monologue;-)
Brutally honest! Needed to be said publicly to a national audience AND directly to shitheads in hollywood. Priceless.
As the host, hopefully Ricky Gervais buries moar of hollywood shitheads throughout the evening. They’ve earned it;-)

para59r

Epic. Real Americana. Trump should retweet

kalbokalbs

OH MY. Iran pisses off President Trump and we’ll test some penetrator’s on his nuke facilities. Destroyed and buried, just like that;-)

Sadie Slays

I recommend mass reporting this garbage to the Secret Service. These sick people won’t stop at death rituals.
https://twitter.com/yourholygaymom/status/1213217574344937474

kea
Cuppa Covfefe

alyssa should know that if a ritual fails, it comes back tenfold on her, her coven, and all those participating. There are forces far, FAR more powerful involved, and GOD’S Forces wil VANQUISH and repel any of little alyssa’s puerile protestations…
And, with regard to (un)Hollyweird, their perversions ARE being outed and revealed, and will be comdemned and punished. I think the paedo stuff is at the bottom of this. Probably even St. Greta the Greenhearted has been “shopped around”…
https://tiffanyfitzhenry.com/breaking-news/world-exclusive-mother-of-sexually-abused-boy-bander-breaks-her-silence-implicates-disney-caa-hollywood-records-lapd-da-industry-elite-in-pedophile-ring-cover-up/amp

Sadie Slays

She knows and doesn’t seem to care.
https://twitter.com/yourholygaymom/status/1213221548494073857
As I said, everyone should report this to the Secret Service. When President Trump wins a second term, threy’re going to move beyond performing rituals involving rotten food.

Cuppa Covfefe

I think we should reply with a huge army of prayer warriors of our own, just like we had back in 2016. It’s time to purge all the evil in the USA and the world. Have a look at http://www.cuttingedge.org , http://www.crossroad.to , and even http://www.vigilantcitizen.com to see the rampant Satanism being foisted upon our society and our world. Gyorgi Schwartz (aka George Soros) is pretty close to the “Carpathia” of the “Left Behind” novels… he is as close to Satan on earth as we’ve seen in a long, long time. And don’t forget the meetings that that Dutch Financier, Ronald Bernard spoke of, where child sacrifice(s) occurred.
THESE PEOPLE WILL STOP AT NOTHING.
Telling them that they will have Hell to pay is only encouragement for them, as Hell is their true home, and likely their eternal destination unless they learn and turn.
Hollyweird is pretty far from the sea, and the CA faults (stike-slip) are the wrong kind for the state to sink into the ocean. Malibu seems to be trying to slide away… (had some roommates who wanted to move there, and I explained to them the physics of the situation… that stopped that real fast 🙂 )…
We need to fight Fire with FAITH!
Ephesians 6:10-18 says what’s really happening, and what we should do, for there are indeed dark forces at work:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Cuppa Covfefe

AMEN!!!
And the NAME above all names shall prevail! (Always has, always will)…

Aubergine

Well, that’s complete bullshit, anyway. No one can “transfer” karma to another. This woman is full of crap. She doesn’t even understand her own religion.

piper567

Sadie, can you or someone else Please explain to me what the he!! such people are talking ab when they broadcast opinions re how this President is “…going to put millions of lives in jeopardy.”…
I know I sound naïve, but I never have a clue what he has done to merit this sick alarms.
I guess I just have no context…don’t keep up much w/this kind of folly.

Cuppa Covfefe

Have to wonder what FISA authorizations are going to come out of dumba$$ things like those in Hollyweird are doing… seems all they know how to do anymore is read and perform lines someone else (e.g. Soros) has written…. just think of all the dots that can be connected just by linking the SoCal swamp to the D.C. and global one… two-three hops…. and we’re not talking Harvey the Rabbit…
P.S. I used to live up there when I was in Uni (not far from Macarrthur Park – long story) and perverse doesn’t even come close to how it was up there… music industry (at least for the studios) wasn’t much better…

Cuppa Covfefe

Gosh… Macarthur Park…. someone left my keyboard in the rain….

pgroup

MacArthur Park was not too far from Hollywood and Vine, which was the centerpoint on the map of several residences I had at one time or other in the late 60s – early 70s. Spent many hours sitting in the listening booths at Wallach’s Music City on Sunset groovin’ to the latest records. You were supposed to buy most of what you listened to but we never did. Hollywood was very cool back then. Not so much any more.

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Same thing with Tower Records, a few years later up in the SF Bay Area… A friend of mine was a DJ for KUSC (fm, Campus Station). Got a TON of classical LPs thanks to him… one of them was experimental music of a heartbeat, electronically processed to different pitches and volumes… used to play it at Halloween every year… I was up off of Silverlake (supposedly a Russian immigrant ghetto) at that time… and of course Tommy’s, at Beverly and Rampart was not to be missed… along with Maalox or Tums afterwards…

kea

https://twitter.com/VeritasVital/status/1214006861575467008
https://twitter.com/JuliansRum/status/1214007305513132034

kea
kea
ladypenquin

This is amazing. Bet POTUS is laughing big time. Never ever thought this could happen – the Hollywood folks are going nuts!

kea

Fully agree!!!! I was shocked how good it was!!! @JuliansRum keeps pointing out some links to Q FYI. But wow that was great.

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. I hope Ricky has protection, and another means of income.
Hollyweird is a VERY dark and perverse place. I lived there (see my other comment), I had/have roommates/friends who are in the industry (cf. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure), and basically saw the sleaze that that world had become (or continued). With classmates as film composition majors, roommates as cinema majors (and being drafted into appearing in their film projects), I saw good people being siphoned into the cesspool that is Hollywood and the “entertainment industry”. At least back then (early 1970s) it wasn’t quite so bad as it is now. Though 10-20 years later, the Disney descendants were trying to turn Disney back into a family company, with little success, sad to say…

gil00

I was in a few film school things too. Friends went to art center in pasadena. They partied hard and there was bad juju that my friend who left the film world wouldn’t even discuss with me.

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. That hit me in the studio music world too. If you don’t smoke their dope, and don’t do their coke, it’s sometimes hard to get a gig…
Pasadena… not too far from my old stomping grounds (and the Harbor Freeway/I5 ugly and easy-to-miss interchange)… I used to go to concerts at “Ambassador College”, thanks to my Cello Professor who gave me tickets. Wierd to see that the whole place has been neglected/torn down. When I’d go there for a concert, the place was so new the seats smelled like a brand-new car… Went to a concert there by Hermann Prey (great German singer), front row, center… learned about vocalists’ , erm, prokection (i.e. I got e little bit wet). Great auditorium, and a wonderful opportunity to see (and sometime meet) great artists (aside from the ones who taught at USC)…

mollypitcher5

No spoonful of sugar with that red pill !

ForGodandCountry

Ha ha ha ha!!

Cuppa Covfefe

Won’t be just the medicine going down with that one…

Volgarian8301

WOW!! After watching that clip, I almost regret not watching the stupid show. The faces in the crowd after some of those lines were priceless!! Never knew who this guy was, but gosh, that was a phenomenal open!!

kalbokalbs

After Ricky absolutely buried the apple asshole (Cook), wish they panned back to Cook…had to be pissed beyond belief.

kea

I have to rewatch this. It was just epic!!!!!

kalbokalbs

Yes. Have watched it three times. Wikll watch again.
looking forward to moar clips as the evening droans on for hollywierd.
No doubt, an evening with one liners at hollywierd self absorbed assholes expense.

ladypenquin

Watched it several times. Nothing Cook can say or do repairs the truth of what Gervais said. First it seems that Gervais is giving a nice complement to Cook and the Apple involvement in new shows, shoots a bullseye (Amazon and Disney too) re: their success built on the backs of enslaved people.

kea

The good thing is people will post the clips. But wow you’re going to be talking about the opening and not who won for a LONG time. LOL

Cuppa Covfefe

There’s a great Dilbert where he is involved in an ultra-secure password system.
Dilbert starts to log in. The system asks:
“Please enter the name of next years’ Academy Award winner for Best Actor”…
Dilbert enters his reply.
The system responds: “PLEASE WAIT”…

ladypenquin

He also told them they couldn’t act. LOL

kea

He’s right. FYI did you see Hanks something was off with him.

ladypenquin

Yes, he didn’t look natural. Weird guy.

kea

Yes I agree. Never been a fan of him. But his reactions were just off. Very odd.

ladypenquin

I was never a fan of his. Funny how many of us see the same thing… can’t quite explain why, but there’s something there. Hanks is just one many that gave me the creeps.

Cuppa Covfefe

May GOD Bless, Protect, Guide, and Save him…
Wow. Just wow (haven’t looked at the GG show)… is it still at the Shrine Auditorium, which would be an ENORMOUS irony…

ladypenquin

i don’t know where they are, but it’s big, and all the bigwigs are there. Their expressions of dismay, consternation? Priceless.
Never thought we’d see the day someone would get up there and tell those people to their faces what trash they really are.
Apple, “the company whose stuff is made in sweatshops in China.”
He called out Amazon and Disney too for the same. He mentioned the ignorance of Hollywood. Went into their Pedofilms this year. Epstein didn’t kill himself.
These Hollywood liberals have spent over two decades mocking people like us, decent, fair-minded, generous – yet made scorned and laughed at by their snobbery and elitism.
They’re never going to live this down. Ricky Gervais, by using humor, outed a great deal about Hollywood.
Now they know, that we know, that everyone knows…

Cuppa Covfefe

And the TRUTH shall set them free…
Praise GOD that someone said this. I think we “normies” have had enough; indeed too much.
I can just imagine a (flaming) liberal relative of mine is stewing over this…..
I rather expect that Ricky was going “off script” there….
But, remember all the passages in the Bible of how Jesus loves (the) children. Seems the millstone has just been fitted to Hollywood….
There was a poem “An Epitaph to Sara and Roland Cotton” set by Halsey Stevens for SATB choir. I was fortunate to be in the USC Concert Choir where we sang that, with Halsey Stevens giving advice (since it was his piece 🙂 ) to Dr. Thomas Somerville. The song (and poem) begins: “Suffer, saith Christ, your little ones to come forth me unto”…
I have searched for years for a recording online of this, as it is a most WONDERFUL piece, reflective of a time and a place where healthcare was all but non-existent, people were strong and fended for themselves, and FAITH in GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST was a given, not an exception… but so far I’ve not found it… (next stop: USC concert Archives)… Dr. Stevens’s setting begins with the section entitled “IN UTRUMQUE”
IN SARAH.
FAREWELL, dear daughter Sara, now thou ’rt gone,
(Whither thou much desirest) to thine home;
“Pray, my dear father, let me now go home!”
Were the last words thou spak’st to me alone.
Go then, sweet Sara, take thy sabbath rest, 5
With thy great Lord, and all in heaven blest.
IN ROLANDUM.
OUR eldest daughter, and our youngest son,
Within nine days, both have their full race run.
On th’ twentieth of th’ eleventh, died she,
And on the twenty-ninth day died he. 10
Both in their lives were lovely and united,
And in their deaths they were not much divided.
Christ gave them both, and he takes both again
To live with him; blest be his holy name.
IN UTRUMQUE.
“SUFFER,” saith Christ, “your little ones, 15
To come forth, me unto,
For of such ones my kingdom is,
Of grace and glory too.”
We do not only suffer them
But offer them to thee; 20
Now, blessed Lord, let us believe.
Accepted, that they be:
That thou hast took them in thine arms,
And on them put thine hand,
And blessed them with sight of thee, 25
Wherein our blessings stand.

Cuppa Covfefe

For music folks, the voice leading is interesting… the “suf fer Christ said your lit tle ones to come forth me un to” is (wish I had a way to print the score, sigh) (whole-tone scale kind of gets to you)
e c d e f# (!) g f# g a e c d b a
The f sharp is unexpected, yet it fits well with “your little ones”, with the continuing and descending melody resolving the tension. Halsey was at a number of our rehearsals; I just wish I’d asked hime about that (and known enough, looking back) to see the significance of that voicing. It’s a stirring work, even if all you can do is get the score and play through it.
People of today don’t realize how hard it was to bear and raise children back then. And they were valued FAR MORE (it seems) than today. Oh, how we have lost our priorities of what and who are important………..

piper567

Cuppa, http://www.halseystevens.com has a contact tab.
worth a try? I realize you have likely seen, but I could not resist the temptation to maybe help.
The music sounds grand.

Cuppa Covfefe

Thanks, piper. I didn’t notice the contact tab when I looked at the site a while back. There are some samples, but it would be great if they added the Epitaph. I’m not sure if USC keeps recordings of concerts from so far back as ours were (1970s). I’ll try the contact link, thanks…
(My first cello teacher performed a recital probably almost 100 years ago (it seems) with Halsey Stevens accompanying him. Didn’t remember to ask Dr. Stevens about that; would have been a long time ago even back then)…
Here is a YouTube of “Go Lovely Rose”. This version, the first one out there (now there are a few more, but though the production is better, the performance actually isn’t as good. Could be that the director of the CSULB chamber singers, Dr. Jonathan Talberg has produced a number of great choirs over the time he’s been there.

piper567

Cuppa, thanks for the tip…and the pointer to
Stevens.

Cuppa Covfefe

I was just looking at the choral director again (Dr. Jonathan Talberg). Comparing him to the other conductors, he has a much better command of phrasing and voicing, and doesn’t have the sharp, angular cutoffs that some of the others do. Reminds me of Dr. Somerville, Dr. Vail, and Dr. Hirt of USC.
No wonder that his choirs have won competitions the world over, for the last 16 years. Look up CSULB music and choral programs… They seem to have picked up where USC left off. The “Thornton Chamber Singers” are also on YouTube with a performance of “Go, Lovely Rose”, but it’s not how Halsey explained it to us. Some of the other performances out there are FAR too fast…

Cuppa Covfefe

Just read that it was at the Beverly Hilton (ironically, we sang the “Epitaph for Sarah and Roland Cotton” there… an excerpt from a Hollywierd rag about the host, Ricky Gervais:

The host of this year’s show will be Ricky Gervais, for the third time.
(After a controversial appearance last time, in which he roasted celebs in the audience and made some uncomfortable, many speculated that it would be his last time hosting the show. It wasn’t.)

churchmouse

Hollywood rag missed a few years. 😉 He’s hosted the Golden Globes five times: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, and again in 2020.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais

TheseTruths

How did he get that gig? They didn’t know what he was going to say?
He kept saying it would be his last time — because he knows they’ll never invite him back?

kea

I think because when he’s on the ratings are better? That’s why.

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POTUS ain’t having it!!
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened to impose deep sanctions on Iraq if it moves to expel U.S. troops and said Sunday he would not withdraw entirely unless the military is compensated for the “extraordinarily expensive air base” there.
Trump’s remarks came on the same day that Iraq’s Parliament voted to support expelling the U.S. military from its country over mounting anger about a drone strike the president ordered last week that killed Iran’s Qasem Soleimani and earlier U.S. airstrikes in the country. The vote was nonbinding.
“We’ve spent a lot of money in Iraq,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington after spending the holidays at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. “We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. … We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.”
The president added that if Iraqi officials try to kick the United States out the country it would not leave on a “very friendly basis.” The U.S. invasion of Iraq took place in 2003.
“We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever,” Trump said. “It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”
Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told lawmakers that a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops, including those from the U.S., was required “for the sake of our national sovereignty.” About 5,000 American troops are in various parts of Iraq.
Mahdi described the strike authorized by Trump as a “political assassination” and said it was “time for American troops to leave.” Withdrawing U.S. troops from the Middle East has been a central component of Trump’s foreign policy; however, he has been forced to deploy additional soldiers to region to respond to several crises.
“ So with Iraq, I told you, Iraq, was the worst decision, going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made in the history of our country,” Trump told reporters on Sunday. “But we went in and we’re there and we’re pulling out, pulling out of a lot of different areas.”
Trump did not specify which air base he was referring to, but the president flew into Al Asad Air Base during a surprise visit with troops there in 2018.
Iraq has been caught in the middle of increasing tensions between Washington and Iran. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq was the site of violent protests last week following a series of U.S. airstrikes ordered in retaliation for the death of an American civilian contractor killed in a rocket attack last month.
Those tensions were further inflamed by the killing of Soleimani near the airport in Baghdad. Iran has promised retaliation and Iraq has said the U.S. attacks violate their sovereignty.
Trump also reiterated a threat to target Iranian cultural sites if Tehran launches an attack in retaliation for Soleimani. The president has said a U.S. response to such an attack could be “disproportionate.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/05/donald-trump-threatens-iraq-sanctions-expel-us-troops/2821255001/

mollypitcher5

Got that right..all hell breaking loose and none of it is beneficial for the cabal. The list is growing for the terrorist lovers to be able to twist themselves into pretzels to defend them.
This one…brown people (hat tip to Kraepernick ) viciously attacked by cartels (also brown people) who have a tight relationship with Hezzbollah who are in mutual mourning over Soleimani with the DemComs
Then we have the absolute epic hollywood smackdown
Then we have the Epstein pics that only ramp up questions to defcom level

wolfmoon1776

It’s a heck of a night in TRUMP CITY!!!

mollypitcher5
phoenixrising37

Trump Says “US Will Not Leave” Iraq Unless Billions For Air Base Are Repaid, Threatens Baghdad With “Very Big” Sanctions
“We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.”
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-says-us-will-not-leave-iraq-unless-billions-air-base-are-repaid

kea

That’s our POTUS!!
And you know what he’s right!!! Let them pay!!!!

ladypenquin

I’d say there was a heist of the Golden Globes tonight. Hollywood is going to be going around in shock tomorrow. They’re so used to everyone worshiping, and now they’ve been outed to the world.

Volgarian8301

I don’t know who that guy was, but if he has a show it will be cancelled by midnight. Hope he gets an invitation to the WH!! LOL

churchmouse

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian and comic actor.
He was the protagonist (David Brent) in the original of The Office (2000-2001). I didn’t like it (dark and depressing humour), but most of my then-colleagues never missed an episode. I guess it depends on how you view office life. It was too much like a documentary for my liking.
That show propelled him to fame, as it won a Golden Globe in 2004. Gervais said that it was his gateway to America:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais

phoenixrising37

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gil00

ZH has 2 ricky gervais clips. Man he socked them HARD in just those 2 bites. Hes been red pilled for a while. Still left, still atheist , but honest. His last straw has been the cancel culture of comedians. Glad he did this .
Heres the ZH.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ricky-gervais-slams-woke-virtue-signaling-drops-epstein-didnt-kill-himself-joke-golden#comment_stream
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1213993706405138437?s=20

ForGodandCountry

QUOTE (verbatim):
“So, if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. Right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thumburg.
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gil00

Thats a winner winner. He even said theyre jokes people. But really, some actors and actresses didnt even even make it past 9th grade. Hes great.

TheseTruths

“You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.”
This was the money shot, for me. Finally, someone said it to their faces for all the world to see. They need to shut up about politics.

ladypenquin

He also told them they couldn’t act, and that there hadn’t been any truly good movies out in a long time.
Ultimate insult.

wolfmoon1776

Fake Entertainment just got NUKED.

Volgarian8301

Sure seems to be a lot of linen and things in a cell for someone on suicide watch……

kea

Wow this is just first the GG Ricky Gervais doing the #Epsteindidntkillhimself thing and an hour later these pop up!?!??!
https://twitter.com/JuliansRum/status/1214026863531745281

TheseTruths

How do we know that’s Epstein?

wolfmoon1776

The face of the man with a tube in his mouth is Epstein for sure.
https://twitter.com/WOLFM00N/status/1214028215200694272

kea
ForGodandCountry

Running as a libertarian.

TheseTruths

To split the vote? Because there are libertarians who will vote “on principle” even if it kills the country.

wolfmoon1776

Desperation move to take out Trump. Not gonna work, but they hope.

Cuppa Covfefe

His first name is as close as he’ll ever be to President…

churchmouse

Apparently, Julian’s Rum is too young to remember Lincoln’s dad, the famous John Chafee, who was in the US Senate between 1976 and 1999.
Before that, he was US Secretary of the Navy from 1969 to 1972, serving under Richard Nixon.
He was a big deal at the time.
He served in the Senate until the day he died: October 24, 1999. Lincoln was appointed to serve the rest of his father’s term in the Senate, then won a full term of his own in the 2000 election.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chafee

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

EDDKH thread. Extra D for Definitely. Sheets don’t do that.

mollypitcher5

the man on the gurney is supposed to be Epstein?

gil00

Yes.

Aubergine

Ain’t no sheet ever made that did THAT!

gil00

Ive seen crime scene photos of hangings with a rope, really nasty. I thought rope when I saw this. I asked mr gil before saying anything about what the photo was and he said rope. He also doubts it was a sheet unless it was very very tight and left on for a long time.

Gail Combs

The wound is WAY to sharply defined to be a sheet.
Rope. (Too wide for wire)

ForGodandCountry

Nope.
Rope does not cut into the neck like that.

ForGodandCountry

Not rope.
Wire.
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gil00

Ive seen pics of people hanging, specifically suicide but this just isnt right. Not enough distance for the weight and “perfect” knots, etc. I dont think he killed himself either.

ladypenquin

The placement of the marks isn’t correct for a “hanging” – extends too far around the sides, but hanging would have been having a pulled position – going upward – this picture shows an almost complete circle around without the vertical lift.

gil00

I get it, I do. My take is I ve seen nasty pics of rope hanging but I believe dr baden.

Aubergine

Looks like a cord to me. There were cords present in the room, but it may have been taken away by the perp.
But one this is very clear; Epstein DID NOT kill himself!

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Especially those orange ones!

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

More pictures in the article. Also, More injuries and a complaint letter.
Dr Baden said the injuries on his body also showed contusions on both wrists, muscle hemorrhaging in his left shoulder and an abrasion of his left arm.
Epstein also had a cut on his lip and burst capillaries on his face, mouth and eyes, according to the autopsy.
The handwritten note found in Epstein’s cell, which was found alongside a ball point pen, contained complaints he seemingly had about prison conditions.
Among the complaints were that one guard had ‘kept me in a locked shower stall for 1 hour’ and another ‘sent me burnt food’.
Epstein also wrote: ‘Giant bugs crawling over my hands. No fun!!’
And if you’re interested, ABC will be running their Epstein special this Thursday Night @ 8pm Central.
Wonder if they show anything about Andy and Bill???

mollypitcher5

Yeah that makes sense, writing a bitch list about conditions and then thinking ‘aw hell, I’ll just kill myself with one of the 10 sheets’…
If he was dead why the breathing tube…when have you ever seen an ambulance crew put a hospital gown on anyone..dead or alive?

phoenixrising37

ForGodandCountry

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wolfmoon1776

Enjoy your beliefs! I’ll enjoy mine! 😉

wolfmoon1776
ForGodandCountry

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wolfmoon1776

EDKH!!!

gil00

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wolfmoon1776

MY PRECIOUS!!!

mollypitcher5

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/01/05/oklahoma-teen-killed-in-mexican-border-region-cartel-highway-attack/
A United States citizen teenager from Oklahoma died and several of his relatives sustained gunshot injuries after a squad of Mexican cartel gunmen ambushed them in Mexico near the border with Texas. The family was traveling back to the U.S. when the cartel hitmen attacked them on a highway.
The shooting took place on Saturday evening in Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, just south of Falcon Dam, when members of the Castillo family were traveling on two Chevrolet SUVs when a group of gunmen attacked them, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Tamaulipas law enforcement sources revealed.
According to initial law enforcement reports, the victims live in Oklahoma and traveled to Monterrey to visit relatives for the holidays. On their way back to Oklahoma, they were planning to travel toward Ciudad Mier in order to cross back into Texas through the Roma International Port of Entry. The attack took place near the 113-kilometer marker when a group of gunmen in SUVs tried to stop the family. The gunmen opened fire, striking the family several times. The gunfire caused the driver to crash and come to a stop. After the attack, the gunmen left the scene.
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WTH? Cartels doing jihad for Hezbollah to draw PTrump’s attention to another crisis?

ForGodandCountry

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piper567

even if I cannot spel.

churchmouse

😆