Dear KMAG: 20200112 Open Topic

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The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.


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

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


Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

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


On this day and every day –

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


Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy 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.”


The Fruit of the Spirit 



God looks at us and deals with us on the basis of love . . . agapé love . . . love that puts our well-being first. He knows what’s best for us and he nudges us and sometimes shoves us in that direction.

When we trust in Jesus as our Savior, God sends the Holy Spirit to live within us as a Helper to shape our lives toward what God knows is best for us.

God’s Word lists nine characteristics that the Holy Spirit works to grow in each Believer to shape our lives toward how God wants us to live. These characteristics are called the Fruit of the Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

The Fruit of the Spirit is:
Love, a love that seeks the highest good for others;
Joy, a gladness that is not based on one’s circumstances;
Peace, a deep contentment, shalom, unity with God and with people;
Patience or Forbearance, being slow to speak and slow to anger;
Kindness, showing mercy, sympathy, helpfulness;
Goodness, being generous and open-hearted;
Faithfulness, being dependable, loyal and trustworthy;
Gentleness, being calm, non-threatening; and
Self-control, behaving well and in a way that honors God.

It’s important to note here that the Holy Spirit is our Helper . . . He’s not going to magically change us while we ignore Him and continue to live the life of the world and “me first”.

We have a responsibility here to want to grow our Spirit Fruit and work toward that end. God’s Word puts that responsibility on us and tells us that we are to yield to the Holy Spirit. We are not to be passive but active in the development of our Fruit of the Spirit. In Colossians 3:10-15 Paul tells Christians to put on many of the same virtues. In 2 Peter 1:5-8 Peter tells his readers to add to their faith some of the same characteristics that are called the Fruit of the Spirit.

It’s important to know what the Fruit of the Spirit is and to diligently work to make it part of our Christian life. We don’t get to spiritual maturity by pursuing our own interests. We need to yield our lives to the Spirit’s leading by means of the Bible (Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:18). Our Christian life is always a combination of the work of the Spirit of God in originating fruit and the cooperation of our will.

John 14:15-17
If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

When God, the Holy Spirit, gives us His fruit in ever increasing measure, I don’t believe He just zaps us with a little fruit basket because we mentally agree with yielding to the Holy Spirit, were good last week and read our Bibles a bit more than usual. I believe God puts us into situations where we need to have love or joy or peace or patience and then, after going through many situations not using the Fruit of the Spirit, we slowly, even sometimes reluctantly, come to the realization that it is actually in our own best interest to live our lives with that basket of fruit . . . full and overflowing.

Us coming to the knowledge that God is, once again and always, correct in these matters is a very important lesson for us to learn.

The Spirit’s fruit needs time to grow. It will not grow like Jack’s beanstalk. Our old sin nature works to choke out the work of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to resist and ultimately reject those old sinful desires. We can say “no” to sin and accept the way God provides (1 Corinthians 10:13) by following the Holy Spirit’s leading. 

As we give the Spirit more control of our lives, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do – to shape us and grow us to look more like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).

As difficult as growing fully ripened Fruit of the Spirit is (nigh impossible), the actual task at hand is absolutely impossible. In Jesus’ words, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Since God’s goal for all His children is for us to be like Jesus (Romans 8:29), the Holy Spirit constantly works to rid our lives of the “acts of the sinful nature” (Gal 5:19) and to display His fruit instead. The presence of the Fruit of the Spirit is evidence that our character is becoming more like Christ’s.


The Fruit of the Spirit works to rid our lives of the works of flesh.

Galations 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


God’s Orchard

Our world is an orchard God planted and grows,
With deep, dark, rich soil and water that flows.
We are His trees, all growing in God’s fields,
And each is unique with different yields.

God gave us His Spirit to show us the way
To grow fruit for Him, each and every day.
This isn’t just for you, it’s also for me,
So I have to ask, what’s growing on our trees?

The foremost of God’s fruit is agapé love.
Love God, and our neighbors: His gift from above.
Love the Lord with all our heart, mind and soul,
And love our neighbors – those must be our goals.

Joy is the fruit to make our poor hearts glad.
God plan is our happiness, not to be sad.
Believing in Him, inexpressible joy,
Now and forever, His presence to enjoy.

Peace, God’s peace, a harmony of mind,
A fruit to be treasured for all of time.
Let the peace of Christ rule in our heart
And our fears and worries will all depart.

Patience we show when we wait on the Lord;
Waiting and trusting are special rewards.
Goals, plans and steps are all made by man,
But all will be done by God’s perfect plan.

Kindness to others, as shown through our life,
Is our protection from discord and strife.
For just as God gave His kindness to us,
We can give others our kindness plus.

Goodness is uprightness of life and heart,
One of the things setting Christians apart.
The world might call it having a good name,
But we credit God, from Whom goodness came.

Faithfulness leads to God’s blessings, it’s true,
A faithful servant, the best we can do.
For Jesus was faithful, in life and death,
There, on the cross, to His very last breath.

Gentleness and meekness should grow on our tree,
As we walk with our God in humility.
Though we crave honors, it must be reversed.
Forever in God’s eyes, the last will be first.

Self-control will keep us on God’s path,
Not seeking the world and incurring His wrath.
The Kingdom of God is not worldly pleasure,
But righteousness, peace and joy in good measure.

Hate, anger, impatience, cruelty and strife
Are what the world chains to us in life.
Wickedness, betrayal, wantonness, and pride
Will be bound to us, so we must decide.

Will we live life for God, for all of our days,
Praising and thanking and walking in His ways?
It is for freedom that Christ set us free,
Let’s search our hearts now, what’s growing on my tree?


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gil00

Happy Sunday Bakocarl. Thank you!

michaelh

Great open today!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dt-wE0xpIh0/UDFbkEXxpAI/AAAAAAAADIo/oUXfpPk5ieY/s1600/Fruit+of+the+Spirit+copy.png
I was talking about the fruit this morning in a discussion…
The cultural trope that Christians are too “judgmental”…
Understanding the difference between “judgement” and “discernment” – we aren’t judges rendering verdicts (judgement) but we do have a responsibility to be fruit inspectors (discernment).
Of course culture doesn’t make this kind of distinction, to which I joked that generally the culture is intellectually lazy! 😀
The conversation pivoted more toward works versus grace, but came back to the question of how to recognize good fruit from bad.
So I interjected that we should be using the same criteria for fruit that are in scripture – Love: Joy Peace Patience Kindness Goodness Faithfulness Gentleness Self-Control.
As for bad fruit, there are several passages that outline the works of the flesh, but I wasn’t about to try to recite one of those from memory 😉
Was a good prelude to an hour’s discussion on the Constitution.

daughnworks247

Lovely, thank you Bakocarl.
Amen.

churchmouse

Thank you, Carl, for such a beautiful Christian reflection on the fruits of the Spirit.
Your post last Sunday knocked it out of the park, too — excellent.

Sylvia Avery

Thank you, Carl. This was a message I needed to hear,

wheatietoo

Amen, Carl.
😌🙏
Thank you, nicely said.
And thank you for another lovely inspirational thread post.
Nice work!

pgroup

Just remember, boys and girls, your spirit precedes you. True genuinely good spirits ALWAYS attract others.
Check it out at the next party/gathering you attend. Whoever has a bunch of people around him/her is the one with a good spirit.

cthulhu

Sadly, it is my experience that like attracts like. A gathering of people that you respect at a party will have those worthy of your respect.

Deplorable Patriot

Whoever has a bunch of people around him or her is a great story teller most of the time.

pgroup

You are such a cynic. 🙂

Deplorable Patriot

No, I’ve been to a lot of parties where the person holding court is not necessarily the nicest or best person in the room, but he (or she from time to time) knows how to tell a story and keep the audience spell bound. Funny, they’re usually lawyers.

kinthenorthwest

Got My Backup Account out of Suspension….
Follow if you want..

kinthenorthwest

You talking about the top story—
I’m GrannieLynda

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Followed!!! 😀

kinthenorthwest

Thank you

daughnworks247

Followed.
We gotcha!

kinthenorthwest

Not sure why again—As I told Wolfie—Its probably part of their scheme to get rid of as many Trump supporters as possible..

pgroup

That is the dumbest ass story I’ve ever heard.
Peace on earth = beheading billions.
Got it.

jamcooker

This is a wonderful post, and fits very well with some recent discussions my daughter and I have had.

kinthenorthwest

This is a really good song…Such a great tribute to LEOs
George Strait Celebrates Police Officers on New Song “The Weight of the Badge”
https://www.radio.com/blogs/tiana-timmerberg/george-strait-celebrates-police-officers-new-song-weight-badge?fbclid=IwAR0ShfZbnGM_qrJ9sJBv25-x2zuvPqQZW47jk1UqlraWFsdKKCkR_gxhTnY

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Winning is making sneaky losers complain! MOAR WINNING!!!

pgroup

Has anybody checked to see if it’s retroactive? God, I hope so.

patfrederick

that twist would be…delicious!

Linda

michaelh

Way to fight back!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

singularzoe

CFR Pres. Richard Haas: “USMCA is NAFTA plus TPP plus a few tweaks.” – AND, Trump Hasn’t a Clue! – American Policy Center
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10 JAN CFR PRES. RICHARD HAAS: “USMCA IS NAFTA PLUS TPP PLUS A FEW TWEAKS.” – AND, TRUMP HASN’T A CLUE!
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Sustainable Development
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Rich Loudenback
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Quietly, without debate, one of the most dangerous attacks on American freedom and sovereignty is moving through Congress and headed to President Trump’s
desk for signing,. The USMCA agreement will create a North American Union worse than the European Union. Yet there is no voice of opposition being heard.
My friend Rich Loudenback has written a urgent, detailed report on this looming disaster. He shows clearly that this is not an improvement over NAFTA as
claimed. In fact it contains most of the provisions of NAFTA, plus a lot more. It will be a disaster to American industry, especially for agriculture.
Efforts to change some of the worst provisions have been ignored. Why do you think Nancy Pelosi has allowed it to pass the House? Please read and share
with as many people as possible. This must be stopped now! Tom DeWeese
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President Trump is being lied to by his trusted advisors and he is clueless about their deceit.  Why is he clueless? Because he can’t possibly be supporting
something that is so comprehensively bad for America and even antithetical to his wall.  Perhaps he so strongly wants to believe in the USMCA, that he’s
been easier to be ‘covertly convinced’ about ‘the deal.’
Lest one good American with his ear can open his eyes before this arrives on his desk, it’s a real ‘done deal.’ It appears he is ready to sign it immediately,
leaving with these advisors, his trust.  He will be screwed!  And America will be 
‘transformed’
 into a different world.
Believe it or not, I have actually had a couple people tell me they think it’s possible that Trump does know the truth about the USMCA, which would make
him also part of the problem.  Like most devout Trumpers, I choose to believe that that’s not possible.  I am all in for him, but this USMCA just doesn’t
comport with his many, many incredible accomplishments and persona projecting American greatness.
Trump’s signing the 
USMCA
 will, in fact, be the biggest mistake of his presidency to date and unfortunately will probably become his enduring legacy.  He will be ‘The US President
That Signed Off America’ to be run by the 
UN/globalist
 community steered most largely in America by the clandesant deep state managers at the 
Council on Foreign Relations
 in lockstep with their UN/globalist comrades.
Once he signs this monstrosity of deception with all its controlling tentacles that will render our government and our Constitution feckless, President
Trump doesn’t get a do-over.  He was able to cancel 
TTP and TTIP
 because they were still looming bills in congress.
When he signs this as law, that’s it!  It has a six year review written into it and an 18 year renewal statement.  Trying to get out of it will be like
England’s’ 
BREXIT
 but tougher, because a lot more money will be easily spent to hold us down since we are the globalists’ biggest threat.
Short of a literal civil war or a long standing BREXIT type ordeal we will be ‘cooked’ as a once breathing, sovereign, free nation.  Oh, we will probably
still be allowed to keep our name for comfort’s sake, like the former nations now under the tenacity of the 
EU umbrella,
but gone will be many of our freedoms we’ve enjoyed as Americans.  All of America will be forced into the 
Agenda 2030
 UN program with its controlling 
‘Sustainable Development’ 17 Goals.
 See:  
Welcome to Agenda 2030 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
One of many negative issues for the United States is cited by Christian Gomez in his article 
‘What’s Really in the USMCA’ 
stating, “In the name of protecting fishes and other marine life, the United States would have to surrender its sovereignty over all of its waterways and
miles of coastal oceans (including everything under, on, in, and above them) over to the jurisdiction of UN international law.”
What is particularly sickening about this horrendous climax about to befall America is that literally all the supporting conservative talking heads on
TV & radio have bought into this because they believe in our great President and don’t fathom that his enthusiasm for it is the product of ingenious ‘stealth
programming’ of him by others.  Virtually no one has done any vetting.  Worst of all, our apathetic citizenry is not present on most issues anymore and
totally oblivious on this one since there has been no causations to notice for concern.
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How many patriotic Americans are going to tolerate President Trump’s much vaunted USMCA once it begins being implemented by the powers of the UN globalist,
once our patriots see what the USMCA really does.  It will:
list of 13 items
• Take our sovereignty,
• Override our Constitution,
• Circumvent our Congress,
• Take jurisdiction over our Courts
• Override our Property Rights with the UN’s Sustainable Development/Agenda 2030
• Establish a Single Energy Grid for Canada, Mexico and the US run by the UN
• Establish a 
Supranational Bureaucracy
 for all three countries
• Establish Open Immigration among the 3 countries
• Climate Change regulations & taxes will be implemented
• “Gender Identity” and “gender-related issues” (aka LGBTQ) will be promoted
• Control our Customs Duties
• Effectively make us 
a member state of the globalists run North American Union
• And then there are the 
exceptions for each country
 (even more UN control of America)
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This is all hard to believe isn’t it, since virtually all the talking heads in the media including all of them on Fox News choose to believe our wonderful
President who is so busy and wants something so badly that is better than NAFTA, he is willing to follow the recommendations of his ‘trusted advisors’
who are to the one, all blatantly poker face lying to him.    See:  
Why All ‘Free Trade Agreements’ Must Be Banned, They are Sovereignty Stealing, Deceitful Tools of Globalists: Some History & Facts
Since this is truly so hard to believe, then do something none of the media talking heads nor, unfortunately, none of the 348 House Democrats and Republicans
who 
just voted ‘YEA’ for the USMCA
 obviously did not do:  Read the damn document!
We should be livid, because they generally like to say they voted for the ‘bait’ woven into the document for them to justify their votes, like they are
pearl-like gifts for dairy farmers or other special interests.
This is a national crisis and quite literally nobody is aware of it.  We will morph into what will more than likely become the 
North American Union
 which will in turn become a segment of the UN run global government, ‘think New World Order.’  Again, should you have doubt, just read the document.
READ: THE FULL ACTUAL DOCUMENT: 
USMCA | UNITED STATES-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT
However, it runs for 1,809 pages — 1,572 pages for the treaty chapters, 214 pages for additional annexes, and 23 pages of side letters. Obviously, the
mammoth size of the agreement should set off alarm bells that much more is involved than “free trade,” which should mean the absence of government intervention.
A much easier approach to learning all that’s in this scheme to ‘transform’ (sound familiar) America into a member state of a regional UN run government
via this fine- tuned instrument of deception and guile, is to look at Christian Gomez’s spectacular expose’ of it in his article 
What’s Really in the USMCA?
 – A MUST READ!
Gomez’s genius approach to revealing the USMCA is to expose the UN’s controlling tentacles within the Trojan Horse agreement in his article and then allow
you to go to his in-depth ‘USMCA Issues Index’ at the bottom of the article that features links to any of your concerns that take you directly to them
in the actual agreement.  You will save a lot of time and be convinced quite quickly why this is all a ruse to take utter control of our freedoms and our
government rendering The United States of America null & void.
“The pact is even worse than 
NAFTA
 regarding undermining American sovereignty and self-determination, in favor of North American integration extending beyond trade to include labor and
environmental policies. It is, in fact, so bad that the globalists who had lambasted Trump for renegotiating NAFTA praised him afterward,” says Gomez.
TREACHOROUS BETRAYAL BY ‘TRUSTED’ ADVISORS:
“A side-by-side comparison of the USMCA and the TPP shows extensive overlap. Virtually all of the problems inherent in the TPP are likewise contained in
the USMCA, such as the erosion of national sovereignty, submission to a new global governance authority, the unrestricted movement of foreign nationals,
workers’ rights to collective bargaining, and regional measures to combat climate change.” – Quote from Christian Gomez in his New American Magazine special
report 
‘USMCA – A TPP Redux?’
Guess who was the chief negotiator in both NAFTA and TPP?
Answer: Robert E. Lighthizer, who is also a member of the globalists’ Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  See:  
The Council on Foreign Relations: the Deep State’s Leaders ‘In their Own Words’
Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor assures Trump that Lighthizer is the best negotiator we have and the USMCA is just what we need.
Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas said “The USMCA looks to be the trade pact formerly known as NAFTA plus 10-20%. Hope it becomes a precedent
for TPP. I suggest the US-Pacific Trade Agreement (USPTA),” Haass said on Twitter, adding, “What matters is that the US joins it; doing so would bolster
our strategic position visa-vis China and our economy.” The next day, Haass again took to Twitter, where he reiterated his renewed hope of the United States
rejoining TPP. Haass tweeted: “USMCA is NAFTA plus TPP plus a few tweaks.”
The USMCA — the NAFTA replacement — represents the next globalist step toward the economic integration of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into an
EU-style North American Union.
Oh, and they said NAFTA would boost our trade in large numbers and add at least 177,000 new jobs.  Yet, after having had a trade surplus for years, we
immediately went to a $15.8 billion deficit the first year and it has increased every year since and we LOST at least 700,000 jobs stated Robert E. Lighthizer
in his 
remarks on a NAFTA renegotiation, Aug. 16, 2018
Now VP Mike Pence’s office states, “The U.S. International Trade Commission says that within five years, the USMCA could add up to $235 billion in new
economic growth and 589,000 jobs to the U.S. economy. 
Yet, The United States International Trade Commission website usitc.gov, their article 
‘USITC Releases Report Concerning the Likely Impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)’
 those claims differ markedly:  “The Commission’s model estimates that USMCA would raise U.S. real GDP by $68.2 billion (0.35 percent) and U.S. employment
by 176,000 jobs (0.12 percent). The model estimates that USMCA would likely have a positive impact on U.S. trade, both with USMCA partners and with the
rest of the world. U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico would increase by $19.1 billion (5.9 percent) and $14.2 billion (6.7 percent), respectively. U.S.
imports from Canada and Mexico would increase by $19.1 billion (4.8 percent) and $12.4 billion (3.8 percent), respectively.“  ???  Right.
The late, Professor Robert A Pastor, one of the leading architects of the European Union 
wrote in Foreign Affairs,
the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations: “NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America.”
OUT OF NOWHERE, THE USMCA PUSH HAS STRANGE BEDFELLOW:  NANCY P
Making the strongest of statements on how bad this monstrosity must be,  the person that would do about anything to hurt Trump, Nancy Pelosi, all of a
sudden is pushing for its passage, in fact, its reported that after having a lot of new 
Progressive stuff inserted into it
 at the last minute, she is even now trying to take credit for the bill and its passage.  That is all most true Constitutional conservatives should need
to hear to ‘catch on.’
If this passes by the Senate and Trump eagerly signing it, there is NO second chance!  Trump was able to cancel the TPP/TTIP on the 3rd day of his Presidency
because it was still just a bill in progress.  Once he signs this giant win for the globalists it would take Congress and Trump to repeal it.  Good luck
with betting on Congress.  This could be tougher to accomplish than BREXIT in England, given the kind of money that would be available for our sorry LOBBYI$T
loving legislators and see how frustratingly BREXIT has been going, going and going.  It’s possible that spirited American patriots may be more inclined
toward civil war than putting up with absolute control by unelected, unaccountable, global elitists who know what’s best about everything for everybody
in a Socialist world.
We have almost no time left to wake up Senators and especially President Trump.
I really want to believe in President Trump enough to think he would nuke this masterpiece of sovereignty destroying, evil deception as soon as he recognizes
the truths about it.
If we could only find one person who has his ear to open his eyes.  In the meantime all we can do is all we can do.  Please spread the word and make phone
calls ASAP.
Mitch McConnell has said that he won’t bring this up till after impeachment trials in January.  But then, he could bring it up tomorrow.  I do not trust
Mitch McConnell!
CALL AND LOG YOUR OPPOSITION TO THIS AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY KILLING BILL, THE USMCA:
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT 202 456-1111 OR 456-1414
YOUR SENATORS AT 202 224-3121
YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AT 202 225-3121- ASK HOW YOUR REP. VOTED!
For much more information including a lot of very troubling facts check the following articles:
Read Christian Gomez’s complete articles:
Five Reasons to Oppose the Now-introduced USMCA Implementation Act
What’s Really in the USMCA? – A MUST READ!!!
‘USMCA – A TPP Redux?’
Also see:
Why All ‘Free Trade Agreements’ Must Be Banned, They are Sovereignty Stealing, Deceitful Tools of Globalists: Some History & Facts
 – Rich Loudenback
U.S., Mexico, and Canada Sign “Progressive” USMCA Regional Government Scheme
 – By Christian Gomez
USMCA Exposed: Towards a North American Union –  A Must See 10 min. video 
– By Christian Gomez
USMCA Advances the Globalist Agenda!
 – By Kristin Kenowski
Creating a New World Order Out of Regional Orders
 – By Alex Newman
Private: UN Globalism to Replace Americanism?
 – By Alex Newman
Problems With Boris Johnson’s “Brexit” Mirror Those of USMCA
  – By Christian Gomez
World Government Summit – Behind the Deep State
 – By Alex Newman
At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda 2030 for Global Socialism
 – By Alex Newman
Inside the Council on Foreign Relations — Behind the Deep State
 – By Alex Newman
UN Summit Seeks “New World Order” to “Transform the Way We Live”
 – By Alex Newman
“World Government Summit” Plotting Your Future
 – Alex Newman
 The Deep State’s ‘Directors’ Revealed
 – Even In Their Own Words – By Rich Loudenback
At “World Government Summit,” Globalists Push UN Agenda 2030
 – By Alex Newman
PROOF! The Pearls for Special Interests in USMCA are UN’s Poison Pills, Trump’s Trusted Advisors are Lying – It takes our Sovereignty! Read how, easily
here:
  – Rich Loudenback
America is about to transition into a member state of a global government via USMCA!  Trump’s advisors are lying to him or he wouldn’t be for it.!!!
  – Rich Loudenback
Why We Need to Stop the USMCA!
 – By The John Birch Society
What Trump Can’t Know About the USMCA!
 – By Rich Loudenback
Betrayed, by Advisors, Trump Will Be Livid When He Learns the USMCA Takes Our Sovereignty!
 – By Rich Loudenback
USMCA Passage: At What Cost?
 – By Kristin Stockheimer
President Trump’s Brutus and Cassius?
 – By Rich Loudenback
ID’s US Sen. Risch: Don’t Vote with Trump on USMCA, Have the Guts to Show Him What He’s Not Aware Of!
 – By Rich Loudenback
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Cuppa Covfefe

CFR is a steaming load of “Pferde Merde”, at best, and Haas is down there shoveling more.
I would view ANYTHING they advocate as dangerous, and anything they criticize as likely good. They fact that they put up such a sense of urgency, and are complaining so loudly is a sign that VSGPDJT is right over target.

singularzoe

Cuppa, the CFR is in favor of USMCA. I’m not. It will put us under U.N. control and unelected bodies similar to those in the E.U.

singularzoe

I hope people will take the time to read my post above very carefully. Tom Deweese is a real hero. He admires Pres. Trump and has fought big gov and against CFR big global enemies.

singularzoe

My above post is in no way from the CFR–it is not CFR-friendly.

duchess01

Verse of the Day

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
John 14:2 (KJV)

duchess01

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duchess01

Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

duchess01

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duchess01

Jesus Loves Babies…Pray for the Unborncomment image
Jesus Loves the Little Children – Pray for the Little Childrencomment image
Jesus Loves You – Come to Himcomment image

patfrederick

Good Morning Duchess!
Have a Blessed Day!

duchess01

* Waves at Pat in the Afternoon * – High winds took down some large trees – telephone poles – and the Internet with it – for 6 hours – multiple power outages in the same area – ‘Blocks’ went down one right after the other! Dang that Devil!!
It could have been worse – we are back up and blessed!!!

patfrederick

{{waving back}}
glad to hear that you’re okay!!!!
it was 55* this morning and now it’s like 35*…very windy still…but no trees down yet…
stay safe!!

duchess01

Oh, I am so relieved the wind has subsided – nerve-wracking morning – prayed my way through – I did – glad you are ok – at least you won’t be ‘slip-sliding’ away – will you?

patfrederick

nope! the driveway is back to stones!
we are good till the next storm. but yes, the wind has been incredible!! and the temp change!
glad you’re okay!

duchess01

Good – glad you are ok, too! * Smile *

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Flashback: Wolfie, the early years. 🥰
https://twitter.com/backt0nature/status/1215340711870111744?s=20

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

WOVE IT!!! <3

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy
Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Deplorable Patriot

That line is so clear, even to someone who was born years later, that I one time asked my mother about the Kennedy years and the happiness and joy that seemed to exude American life at the time. She said they were heady days.
I still haven’t gotten her to admit that the assassination was part of a larger plot, but she – the mystery reader and watcher – did admit she always did think the Warren Commission was a white wash. “They” got better at fooling the people, though. I could never penetrate the wall she and others have built on Watergate, and 9-11 is a hard sell even when one says plainly that the only thing thoroughly destroyed at the Pentagon was the office where all the evidence of where the trillions of dollars were going was kept. We don’t know the answer to that almost 20 years later because a “hijacker” happened to get lucky and flew an aluminum plane into a first floor office which was behind blast proofing and which was a floor and a half lower than the nose.
I think the coup was going on before Kennedy, and he got in the way.

phoenixrising37

Hammer meet nail…
Coup was in progress…
Kennedy was going to do a number of things to impede the coup… one of which was to break up the C_A, another, to get rid of the Fed Reserve…

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Totally agreed.
The AGENDA QUESTIONS of the FAKE NEWS are NOT NEWS.
I absolutely LOVE that the WHPB is gone!!! LOVE IT!!!

patfrederick

he gave them a chance to prove they were worthy of a place and time and energy being spent on them. they were not worthy, so now they get crumbs instead of being invited to the table.

Dora

Steve McQueen’s Legendary 1968 ‘Bullitt’ Mustang – hidden in a Kentucky barn since 1974 – just became the Most Expensive Muscle Car Ever Sold!
https://twitter.com/TheTrumpPage1/status/1216236826987417600

patfrederick

hubby was salivating over this one, but we knew it would be just out of our price range…LOL

Dora

At times it seems like the whole world is going crazy!
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EPIDEMIC OF ‘NIGHTMARISH’ CRIB VANDALISM HITS ITALY
Unprecedented destruction of nativity scenes shocks locals
ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Hundreds of Christmas cribs have been smashed, burned and vandalized across Italy in a binge of violence unparalleled in recent memory.
Statues of the Baby Jesus and the Holy Family have been beheaded, stolen or hanged — in one shocking incident even impaled on an iron pole in a public square.
https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/epidemic-of-crib-vandalism-hits-italy

churchmouse

Excellent article — a must-read. Thanks, Dora.
For everyone else: the incidents are horrifying. The media reports them rather dishonestly: ‘teenagers’.
FTA (note second paragraph):
‘While a number of acts were simply wanton and committed by local youth, sources said that other incidents could be traced to “people deeply different in feeling, values, faith and roots,” and “foreigners” who, although born in Italy, were from Islamic countries and “insensitive” or even hostile “to the sense of Christmas.”
‘There is also a sense of the loss of the sacred with the rapid rise of secularization; the Church is greatly responsible for this desacralization, a source observed …
‘The source went on to note that such incidents were less frequent in Southern Italy as the mafia, obsessed with the respect for religious symbols, would have the perpetrators punished, “but in Northern Italy we are basically witnessing an explosion of the same problem that has been infesting France and is now crossing the border into Italy.”
‘In France, more than 3,000 churches, schools, cemeteries and monuments were vandalized, looted or defaced during 2019 — which is on track to becoming a record year for anti-Christian sacrilege on the continent.’

patfrederick

hmmm… beheading…who does that?

churchmouse

Yes.
It was also done during the French Revolution. There are quite a few cathedrals with statues that have heads and hands chopped off. As tour guides explained to my friends and me, heads and hands are the instruments of power (thoughts and deeds). So, there is some cross-cultural meaning to those parts of the body and their removal.

patfrederick

sigh…those who demand tolerance rarely give it

churchmouse

This x 1000!!
All of us need to point this out more frequently.

Dora

It might be a good idea to check out your local library before allowing the children to visit.

Katie

These people are sick. – Q

churchmouse

Judge declares Hunter Biden is the father of the 17-month-old baby:
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hunter-biden-is-the-father-of-d-c-s-stripper-child-judge-rules
‘Judge Holly Meyer officially deemed Biden “the biological and legal father” of Lunden Alexis Roberts’ baby, born in August 2018, and ordered that a new birth certificate be issued.
‘“The Arkansas Department of Health shall issue a new or substituted birth certificate listing Lunden Alexis Roberts as the mother and Robert Hunter Biden as the father,” Meyer wrote in her order, filed Tuesday in Independence County Circuit Court.
‘DNA test results showed “with near scientific certainty” that Biden is the father of the child, Meyer wrote.’

churchmouse

Juicy article on H&M and other Royals:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7877331/Prince-William-reveals-sadness-broken-bond-Prince-Harry.html
Highlights:
– At present, Wills does not feel he can put his arms around H as he has done all his life.
– H worried for M’s mental health. ** Prince Charles worried for H’s mental health. **
– Elton John knew of H&M’s plans before the Queen did.
– Videos of H approaching Disney’s Bob Iger about voice-over work for M. Iger tells M: ‘Just email me’. He didn’t seem too forthcoming.
– Tax implications of income to be explained to M if she is out of the US too often.
– ITV’s Tom Bradby — H&M’s journalist ‘friend’ — warns a new, no-holds-barred interview could be in the offing.
– Senior Royals want the Queen’s private secretary, Sir Edward Young, to resign. They say he lacks the authority to defend the Queen’s best interests.

churchmouse

Forgot to add another point:
M thinks the pace of Royal life is ‘painful’, as in slow. Tough. That’s how it works, and that’s how its lasted all these centuries.

GA/FL

Yesterday, the Queen made some common sense moves – limited the arrangements to 6 days (same number of days H and M delayed telling the crown about their ‘plans’) – wanted an ongoing policy that would guide future dealings with wayward royals and those not in line for crown.
Maybe the Crown should adopt the old policy against divorcées (Camilla) and especially American divorcées (Wallis Simpson and MM) and descendants of illicit royal heritage (Diana was descended from royalty, but as I understand it, a mistress child, not of legal marriage). All those seem to bode unnecessary trouble for the royal family. Maybe a mental and medical health certifications are also warranted for future royal spouses. Maybe Royals who ‘screw around’ like Hunter Biden and father bastards should lose their titles… (that will never happen).
I’m being facetious and satirical here.

churchmouse

Actually, there is a lot of truth to what you say.
I would make an exception for Camilla, though. I was relieved that she and Charles married in the end. He always loved her.
He had to marry Diana though, because the late Queen Mother said it was important for the future Queen to be undefiled on her wedding night. It is unlikely his other girlfriends would have met that criterion.

GA/FL

Wasn’t it also because Camilla was ‘barren’ – couldn’t produce heirs?

churchmouse

Not at all.
She has two children: Tom and Laura.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla,_Duchess_of_Cornwall

GA/FL

Hmmm – I did not know that.

GA/FL

Well – the Royals are not innocents as we know of Margaret, Charles, Andrew….and so on. There were even rumors of the D of E messing around.

churchmouse

And Prince William, too.
The Royals are human, just like everyone else. Sexual sin is sad, so I’m not condoning it, but we should not be surprised that they fall into such temptation.

Aubergine

I’ve been quiet about this whole thing, because I really don’t have anything good to say, but I can’t help it now, having watched all this for days.
AMERICANS should not marry into ROYAL families. We don’t have the mental construct or constitution for it. We don’t have royalty here, having kicked that crap to the curb nearly 250 years ago.
If some old lady in a crown wanted to tell me what to do, it ain’t happening. Not for ALL the money in the world. She’s cool, but she’s not the boss of me. She’s not someone elected, she just got born into power.
I think Meghan Markle is trash. I don’t like her at all. But I’m pretty sure she knows how to make her own living, having done it. She probably thinks she can do it again.
I think Harry is the one who wants to keep all the Royal money, titles, etc. I don’t like him either. I always thought he was just another playboy, and nothing he’s done convinces me otherwise, no matter how cute he is.
I don’t think either of them should get to keep royal titles. But I don’t think ANYBODY should have a royal title, so there’s that.
I think they should both be cut off of the public’s money. If there is “family money,” i.e. from Charles, that he wants to give them, well that is his choice.
Sorry for the rant, but I just had to get it out.

GA/FL

An expert genealogist speaks her mind!
I also thank GOD we are not under the thumb of the likes of George II – but Ø was not much better.
Sad that Ø holds so much influence on H and M!!!

Aubergine

Isn’t THAT the truth! A dictator by any other name smells just as rotten!

kea

LOL love it

singingsoul1

I agree marrying into the Royal family is not for everyone. Megan was not a child she knew what she was getting into. The life is stifling if one is not used to it but everything is what one makes for themselves.
The life is slow but having visited UK twice there is so much to enjoy. Th estates would be wonderful horses and country. Megan could start an organic garden and enjoy life by putting others first.
So what the Queen sets the rules but everything in life are rules.
Of course if one has been allowed to lead an undisciplined life then that is hard.
I blame Megan for not accepting the responsibility and having a child to make sure the baby is now her ticket her control. What a despicable person.

Cuppa Covfefe

I think you hit on Me-Again’s problem with:

enjoy life by putting others first.

I cannot see Me-Again putting ANYONE else first.
She’s doing as much damage to the Royal Family as Wallis Simpson did. And, considering the connection of Ms. Marxist to the Øbozos, I would not be surprised if the damage was intentional. After all, the Marxists (and Mozzies) LOVE to attack iconic/important people and institutions. I’d expect that Corbyn is having a hissy fit over the “loss” of Ms. Marxist…
I’d take the Queen and the Royal Family any day over mush-mouth drunkard Piglosi Gambino any day.
And, being ‘alf English, I can understand and endure the pomp and ceremony. It makes me sad to see what the likes of Chuckles, Andrew, and Randy Harry are doing, but I think (and hope and pray) that Prince William is a throwback to better times and better people.
There was a history video of the Royals that someone posted here (or at the “other plaice”, it’s been a long while), that had great music (Vaughan-Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis). It explained the history of the English Royals, going back at least to Queen Victoria, who seems to have produced all of the royal families of Europe (perhaps a problem in and of itself)…

GA/FL

PS – MM is going to play the race card/victim card – esp. if she is being advised by the Øbominables.
Whatever common sense arrangements are made – she will call them racist and put on the PLMV Crown (Poor Little Me Victim).
The Crown/Royal Family™ should strip them of their titles and estates and all income derived from the C/RF. AND make a rule that ‘service’ is mandatory to income from the C/RF. And that no one outside the C/RF may wear the crown jewels.
Maybe old MM should also have to relinquish all glittering gifts received as a ‘princess of the realm’.

churchmouse

Agree 1000%, except for the last paragraph.
If that happens (last paragraph), then she will make an even bigger deal about being a victim. It would make the Royals look bad, too. She’s only a Duchess, AFAIK.

GA/FL

She has called herself a princess of the realm on some document. I guess she thinks being married to a prince makes her a princess and maybe resented the Duchess title.

churchmouse

Yes, well, she can resent all she likes.
Kate is a duchess, too. So is Camilla. They don’t have a problem with that.

kea

The msm was already pushing the ‘as a person of color m had no chance’ articles so there you go

Dora

ladypenquin

This is fitting for the Sunday thread. Never thought we’d see the day.
https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1216317492479524864

eilert

And the ones who do walk over the flag get called out:

ladypenquin

Thanks, good to know that. There were a few, but the huge number who weren’t – that’s significant. Wouldn’t it be something if the Mullahs are overthrown because of their own evil deeds? The people are feeling much freer with the death of Soleimani.

Deplorable Patriot

And I like the way the people are dressing in western attire. The women are taking off the head scarves, etc. Honestly, before the takeovers in the mid-20th century, all of that was relaxing to the point that the people weren’t religious, sort of like what has happened in the Christian west where the caving in on some matters, and relaxing formality has been a complete disaster.

patfrederick
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forgot this one…lol

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kea

I love these!!!!

ladypenquin

GA/FL

BRAVA, Lady Penquin !!!!!
Ømar is despicable and disgusting.

ladypenquin

I believe she’s dangerous – but not that POTUS won’t neutralize her as a threat. Her whole purpose for being in Congress is to compromise America. The enemy within. Hopefully, if we keep the Senate and get the House, we’ll do something about foreigners serving in Congress. Her criminal acts alone should be prosecuted. Wonder if POTUS has a FISA on her…
She a rabid animal of a person, and I know I shouldn’t think that – especially on Sunday – but she’s a danger to America. Period.

GA/FL

Same with Tlaib
– and same with most of the CBC!!!

ladypenquin

IT’s why I told Don Jr. the other day, the Dems in Congress aren’t doing what they’re doing just because of their aversion to DJT, thought that too, but they’re anti-American and a danger to our National Security.

GA/FL

ABSOLUTELY!!!

GA/FL

– same with most of the DNC
They would/could/do sell out America for $$$ and power.

trumpismine

CM in TN

Now if we could only get a good Governor and not one who ignores those who voted for him…

CM in TN

He’s one of them who wants more refugees ’cause of his “faith”…we elected a governor, not a pastor…

Volgarian8301

I have not been nearly as impressed with him as I had hoped to be.

patfrederick

“Days that end in Y” also had a gorgeous selection of tiger photos this time…check these out…comment imagecomment imagecomment imagecomment image

Dora

Beautiful animals. Beautiful pictures.
Thanks.

patfrederick

they are!

Teagan

My tiger story….
Many years ago I went on an elephant Safari to India and Bhutan (also spent time in Nepal to do some white water rafting and hiking. but that had nothing to do with tigers!)
We started in the north…forged rivers and went through jungles searching for the elusive tiger with absolutely no luck for almost 3 weeks. Finally, we worked our way to the southern part of India and basically our final opportunity. And much to our delight in our very last ride, we found a family with 2 small ones who were settled down (not on the move.)
We were sternly warned not to make a sound although the mahouts (elephant riders) could easily converse in soft voices without disturbing the tigers. Not only were the tigers comfortable with the elephants but also the cadence and sounds of Indian humans. We got quite close and it was magical.
I was wearing an Australian bush hat and my camera knocked it off my head onto the ground. I was horrified that I spoiled the moment, but without pause the elephant picked it up with its trunk and handed it back, so quickly I don’t think the tigers were aware.
The fluid beauty of tigers and their magnificent markings appeal to me very much….I never get tired of them.

patfrederick

WOW
awesome story!!!

kea

Wonderful story.
Mine is we were driving in a park in India and the tiger runs out right in front of the car. It just stands there looking at us and finally just runs up the hill. It was amazing.
One of my Dad’s favorite stories. 🙂

Teagan

Fantastic photography!
Enjoy your memes, jokes and photos ….I pass lots of them in and have concluded it’s truly the quickest, easiest and possibly the most effective way to “share the message” and educate others…especially those who really aren’t interested to delve into the weeds.

patfrederick

I search all over to find some good ones, but the best site is whatfinger—they have a section with 3-4 other sites that have them weekly…
who doesn’t like to laugh?

GA/FL

Yeah – but…. Tigers are just kitty cats.comment image
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patfrederick

how cool!!!

GA/FL

I always put Tiger Butter on my pancakes! ;8->

patfrederick

what is that?

GA/FL

From this story….comment image
LBSambo tricked the tigers so that they chased each other…until they melted and turned into butter.comment image
Which was delicious on all his pancakes…comment image

patfrederick

i never heard of this!

Teagan

Probably one of my favorite early childhood stories…perhaps because there was a pancake place in a nearby town that was called Sambos ( certainly couldn’t get away with that now!). If I remember correctly, they had either these books or a condensed version on the tables.

litenmaus

I don’t know who the illustrator was in the version that I read as a child, but the pictures were vibrant and bright and the tiger was ferocious….One of my favorites as well. :0)

piper567

GA/FL, we had this very book!
I had forgotten…Thanks!!!

GA/FL
GA/FL
MAGA Mom

There was a restaurant in the South that featured Sambo.

GA/FL

True….it became Shoneys, or merged with Shoneys. Wonder if it still exists?

Volgarian8301

Odd that with all the controversy surrounding the name and theme, the last remaining one was in CaliWOKEafornia
https://www.thedailybeast.com/pancakes-and-pickaninnies-the-saga-of-sambos-the-racist-restaurant-chain-america-once-loved?ref=scroll

patfrederick

some Saudi trainees being expelled from US following shooting…the article says officials believed he was working alone—but wasn’t there a group FILMING it?
FTA
Sources told the network the Saudi officers in question aren’t accused of being a part of Alshamrani’s plan, but have been linked to other extremist movements. Additionally, a subset of the group have been accused of possessing child pornography, according to CNN.
Spokespeople for the FBI and Justice Department declined CNN’s request for comment.
Investigators still believe that Alshamrani acted alone, and it is expected that the Justice Department will conclude that the attack was an act of terrorism, CNN reports.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/navy/477856-more-than-12-saudi-servicemen-to-be-expelled-from-us-following-naval-air

pgroup

FYI, there’s a strong likelihood that they will be executed for dishonoring Saudi Arabia / royal family. I always have mixed feelings about these situations where we are sending someone to almost certain death.

kalbokalbs

Good with their being expelled. Rather sure they should NOT be in America. NOT our problem, nor my concern.

patfrederick

the story says that some were found with child pornography…I’m okay with those facing whatever comes.

Deplorable Patriot

Teagan

Does ANYONE think Saint Obama would hesitate one second to throw everyone on that list under the bus?.
That’s the truly laughable part….all these media personalities that make themselves look like fools…zombies with no brains…are merely useful tools and will be left holding the rope in the end.

Deplorable Patriot

Thread worth a read, IMO.

Sylvia Avery

The American Thinker has a piece on Cultural Marxism that resonated with me. I used to read so many books. It has gotten increasingly difficult to find books/authors that aren’t full of leftist garbage. This article gives a perfect example. Excerpt FTA:
“American consumers understand that most forms of popular culture have become nothing more than commercials for the Democrat party. Movies, television, and music focus less on entertainment than on influencing the next election. They have gone beyond mere leftist bias. Artists, writers, and musicians subordinate their craft in order to present one endless Democrat commercial.
This trend is equally egregious in the case of books. In modern bookstores, the Democrat commercial spreads far beyond the “politics” shelf. “The gardening books advocate hiring illegal aliens. The sports books reminisce about Vietnam.”
A telling example of this trend appears in a 2018 book about the design of General Motors automobiles from the 1920s through the 1950s. Fins, by William Knoedelseder, appears to be credible, informative, and interesting until it reaches Chapter 9. In Chapter 9, the author apparently loses interest in classic cars and decides, instead, to tell the reader that President Trump is just like Hitler. He does not actually mention Trump. He does not discuss Trump’s policies. He does not present actual evidence. The author simply discusses the pre-war automobile industry in Germany in terms of Hitler’s plan to “make Germany great again.” He even titles the chapter “Helping Make Germany Great Again.” A seemingly interesting historic work was thus converted into yet another Democrat campaign commercial.
The use of classic cars as a cover for yet another comparison of Trump and Hitler is far from an isolated incident. The implications of this trend are far reaching. Those who want to pursue their favorite topic in books will find their way blocked. It is not simply a matter of having to endure a chapter or two that compares Trump to Hitler in the middle of an otherwise informative book. Like the thirteenth chime of a clock, these insertions cast doubt on everything that appears in such a book. Every allegedly nonfiction book presents facts that the reader cannot ordinarily verify on his own. There are hundreds of footnotes that the reader will never examine. Even if a reader does follow through on a footnote, he will often find that the author has imposed his own interpretations, biases, and extrapolations on every source upon which the author relies. Inserting a Trump-Hitler comparison into the middle of a book on classic car design is obviously absurd, but that absurdity carries far beyond the actual chapter in which it appears. A writer who uses Trump’s campaign slogan to describe Hitler’s murderous regime is not likely to be careful about other factual assertions. And do not think that these insults are aimed only at Trump. They are aimed at the millions of Americans that voted for him, wear the MAGA hats, and remain loyal to him as he endures many attacks……”
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/the_lefts_endless_commercial_has_weaponized_popular_culture.html

Deplorable Patriot

IMO, the book industry is the one part of the entertainment juggernaut that does not get enough attention.
The publishing houses – the five big ones – pretty much walk in lockstep, which is why what they publish of even people like Sharyl Attkisson (her books are published by HarperCollins which is one of the big five) should be read with an eye open for manipulation. We talk about “cashing in” with a book deal. Why couldn’t that apply to a situation that is sympathetic to the conservative cause and is really controlled opposition?
Frankly, anything that has to go through the editors in New York who can and do change manuscripts according to the dictates from the people at the top, is sort of suspect. Political chapters thrown in on car books may not have been the author’s choice or in the original proposal.
At any rate, in my own field of fiction, it’s really interesting what and who gets hardcover deals and who makes it through the slush piles. Let’s just say hardly any of the stories would be bought up by the Hallmark Channel for wholesomeness. The indy market has taken the lead on that. If you read through comments on various big five offerings, the complaints about the bedroom scenes make you wonder why the publishers demand them.

kea

Is this why so much crap is being published? Because I’ve gotten books to review and the quality has drastically gone downhill. They are just awful. Meanwhile I’ve read self published books that are so much better.
Most of those being pusblshed seem to be from nyc, ca or uk. Midwest what’s that.

Deplorable Patriot

The Seattle area as well.
I’m not sure what the criteria is for publishing, but, you’re right, the independent offerings are more entertaining, IMO.

kea

True. Very true. Last time I had a book and now I’m not the best speller or grammar person there is but even I was finding errors.
No wonder they hate the self publishing industry. They lost control.
Do you mind if I ask have you always self published? I find this so interesting.

Deplorable Patriot

Yes. For about five years. I knew my stuff would never make it through the slush piles. Plus…it’s just easier all the way around. Sort of like not having to audition, actually.

kea

DP that is just really cool! 🙂

jamcooker

It’s interesting isn’t it? One of my daughters writes music, and has music that’s been placed and picked up, basically with smaller libraries. Initially she thought it would be wonderful to be picked up by a big company, but after looking at the whole industry, she saw how corrupt and controlling it was, even to some extent the Christain music industry. So she basically “self produces” all her music now.

Deplorable Patriot

Just like it was in the old days when music directors were all composers and their choirs and staffs presented the material. We’re headed back in that direction I think. So much is so expensive and restrictive for performance.

jamcooker

I have a fairly eclectic taste in literature, and I’m finding it harder to find a book that’s well written. I can put up with some poorly written material IF the story, whether fictional or true, is engaging. Mind that i said “some”. I’ve looked at some self published stuff on Amazon, and most of it is mediocre.
A few years ago I looked at a manuscript that my daughter was asked to critique, and it was just awful. The problem with the author was that he’d been told by several people that he’d written an amazing story. I think their amazement was that he’d written a story, never mind that it was horrid. He ended up self publishing it.
I’m not against self publishing, it does create an avenue for people that have a good story or information to put out that does not fit within a major publishers’s world view. Sometimes it’s hard to find a good read amongst all the self published junk though.

Deplorable Patriot

Amazon is the king of the online stuff, but there are other places we all can (and do) self-publish. I use Smashwords as a distributor and as a rule most of us post 20% of the book as a preview. I haven’t tried B2B yet, but it’s a similar set up where every online option OTHER than Amazon is automatic. Books get pushed to Amazon after so much in sales. Otherwise, you have to post in both places.
Just like anything else, it’s hit and miss.

jamcooker

Thanks for the info about smashwords and B2B, I will give them a look.

kea

Wow jamcooker. Good for your daughter. A lot of people are doing it themselves. Look at the online selling of art and crafts. The video producers, the podcasts, the books ec.
Your always going to have the good and the bad no matter what. I saw a book on amazon which you could tell had paid reviews because I tried to read it and made it all the way up to page 50 before I brought it back to the library.
I think the last good published hardcover book I read was ‘A Gentleman In Moscow’… all this other stuff is just awful. And like I said the last one was just ugh. And the grammar mistakes. Again I’m not the best at grammar but even I was catching it. I mean ok people have different tastes in things fine but some of these things you really start to wonder.
I’ve heard of Smashwords and Draft2Digital. I think Smashwords was created when the person couldn’t get his book published and started the service. Good for them. Power back to the people.

kea

Forgot to add I’ve seen people do their own comics and comic books as well. Some of them are very good.

socaristobo

As Rush Limbaugh has noted many times, the Democrats, the Left, Progressives politicize everything. It appears they have even applied it to the history of classic cars. That degree of attention to the arcane demonstrates an acceptance of the legitimacy of Orwell’s “1984.” I believe, on the basis of reams of historical evidence that the Democrats, Progressives, and all there fellow travelers should henceforth be designated as cultural terrorists. One should be circumspect when in causal contact with such persons.

Sylvia Avery

We’re’ almost there.

Forevertrebleclef

Sylvia: This so true; children’s books are especially awful. I have a young grandson who loves old books and reads and collects. He started with Tom Swift and so many other collections of books for boys written around 1900. He has an outstanding vocabulary. He’s also quite an outdoorsman. The boys in these books do all kinds of interesting things.
I could recommend some of my favorite old authors, like John Buchan and Patricia Wentworth. John Buchan wrote the “The 39 Steps”. He has a gift with words!
Patricia Wentworth is a precursor to Agatha Christie. Her main character is Miss Silver, who comments in one book that when she reads a book she would like to know that the characters have at least heard of the 10 Commandments.

rf121_says_Sedition_is_a_Dangerous_Game.

Tom Swift. That rang a bell.

pgroup

“I’m very thirsty,” Tom said dryly.

Cuppa Covfefe

The Dave Porter (at Oak Hall) books, from 1904 to around 1920-ish, are also good, part of the many series by Edward Stratemeyer. They are available as pdfs online, and I think are also in the Gutenberg project. They’re an interesting picture (even though fiction) of how things used to be. And the spellings are different, for example to-day, and gasolene, among others. Well worth reading. I have the first four in hardcopy, first editions, bought at Holmes Bookstore (Oakland or Berkeley, I forget which), sad to say, no longer in business, as so few people are interested in anything older than the 1960s or so.
Of course, the really old books are sold by the yard for stagers to use when selling a house – to make the owner appear “literate”… I could just scream…

patfrederick

wow…they really want to get the Pompous Little Twit out–by any means necessary–she is guilty of CRATE CRUELTY…
FTA
These people are nuts:
The animal rights group PETA blasted AOC for apparently buying a purebred French bulldog instead of adopting a homeless dog from a shelter.
“The dog is pretty clearly a Frenchie and a very young puppy who appears to have been purchased from a breeder,” PETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne told The Post.
The freshman Democrat introduced the pup to her social media followers Tuesday, but has refused to answer questions about the still-unnamed dog’s origins.
But she is taking name suggestions from her followers: “We are thinking something Star Trek related or Bronx/Queens/NYC/social good related,” she said on Instagram.
PETA didn’t think there was anything cute about AOC’s pet pick.
Also AOC is guilty of crate cruelty:
Newkirk also lectured AOC about proper canine care.
“We’re also sending you a copy of the book Dogs Hate Crates, which explains why crate training is not humane or effective,” Newkirk wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez had posted a video on her Instagram of the bulldog whimpering inside a small black cage.
Reps for the congresswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
https://therightscoop.com/peta-nails-ocasio-cortezs-puppy-for-not-living-up-to-her-social-justice-standards/

phoenixrising37

I thought Muslims ……..”No dogs allowed” ?

patfrederick

she’s not a Muslim, is she? socialist/communist for sure, but not sure on the Muslim part

phoenixrising37

You’re correct Pat… AOC is NOT Muslim…
I was reading AOC and brain was ‘seeing’ IIhan !
Funny thing, the brain… right?

patfrederick

birds of a feather tho, right?

phoenixrising37

Yes, definitely…

patfrederick

maybe I should I have said birdbrains of a feather…lol

CM in TN

Don’t care much for AOC, but will not fault her for getting a purebred dog or for crate training. I have a purebred Dalmatian and crate training worked great for her when she was little. BTW…PETA…People Eating Tasty Animals…

patfrederick

my daughter and her family adopted a rescue boxador..(boxer/lab mix) and crate trained him and bought a cheap version of the electric fence deal. you say wanna eat to him…he goes right to his crate… and they can now take off his electric fence collar and he will still only stay in his designated yard. it’s amazing.

piper567

pat, the only dog training book I ever read that was spot on was written by a man who trained hunting dogs.
His philosophy was to take advantage of all of a dog’s instincts.
He says dogs are den animals, and that crates are necessary a)for potty training, and b) positive, secure places for a dog.
A big mistake people make with crates is to use them for “time outs”/punishment, which defeats their whole purpose….and confuses the dog.
I have had five dogs from puppyhood, from Shi Tzus to Rottweilers, and crated them all.
When they wanted to get away from the fray, they retired to their crates…it was so nice!
When I left the house, they were crated…no accidents, no destruction.
Everybody happy.

patfrederick

i think they’re perfectly fine myself, and can understand the role they play in training. but you’re absolutely right, when my daughter’s dog has had enough excitement, he goes to his crate to “escape”…

MAGA Mom

I don’t fault her for doing so either. I fault her for her hypocrisy in doing so.

Deplorable Patriot

All but one of our dogs has been pure bred. They’re usually the ones with coat issues or are too big or small.
Crates…never again. Ever. Our lab hated hers, and moved it across the room while she was in it. I simply will not do it. So, if needed, one room with a tile floor is blocked off from the rest of the house, and/or gates go across the steps. That confines them enough that they don’t get into what they shouldn’t.

CM in TN

I did the tile floor thing when she got bigger, but she still liked to lay down in her crate. The cats would take turns going in there with her to snuggle too.

CM in TN

She was heartbroken when I finally gave it away to a cousin who needed a crate for his dog. Would go looking for it in the house crying.

singingsoul1

CM dogs need a crate they are much calmer. My dogs love their crates and I leave the door open. They have access to the whole house. Sometimes at night my Coonhound-Staff comes into bed. I do not mind I have a dog protection cover on the bed I wash often.
My Heeler likes to lay next to the bed on a rug when he is tired of her crate. Crate is good for dogs at least what trainers and Vets say and I found out..

singingsoul1

By the way the crates are in my bedroom and it is a safe space when company comes.

Deplorable Patriot

That’s not to say that every female we’ve had has had her spot in the house. The current cute and charming tyrant is 18 pounds and likes tight corners and to be under various pieces of furniture. Her predecessor had a corner, as did the one before that. But, it’s their choice.

CM in TN

She now shares a bean bag in the living room with the cats and also has her own bed at the foot of our bed. Spoil them rotten as we don’t have human kids…they’re our fur babies!

Cuppa Covfefe

Bulldogs in cages, separated from their families…

patfrederick

LMAO!!!

patfrederick

hmmmm…A Muslim accused of a hate crime? wow…never thought I’d see it…
FTA
PALOS HILLS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Charges have been upgraded against a man who allegedly slashed tires of multiple vehicles at churches in Palos Hills last year because he didn’t like Christians.
Osama E. El Hannouny, 25, was initially arrested Nov. 17, 2019, and charged with 14 counts of criminal damage to property, according to Palos Hills police.
The charges against him were upgraded Thursday to 14 counts of hate crime, police said. He allegedly admitted to slashing tires of 19 vehicles at two churches because he didn’t like Christians.
He was released on a personal recognize bond and electronic monitoring Thursday, police said….
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/01/illinois-muslim-slashes-tires-of-19-cars-at-churches-explains-he-did-it-because-he-doesnt-like-christians

trumpismine

Nor'easter

Again…
The world is watching
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trumpismine

patfrederick

Dems in VA are planning to bypass parental consent for vaccines and birth control…
FTA
It can’t be stressed enough that the passage of S.B. 104 would create an extremely dangerous scenario in which children might harm or even kill themselves by making inappropriate medical decisions, even as their parents are none the wiser.
A child with a peanut allergy, as one example, might be coerced by the school nurse into “deciding” to get jabbed with a vaccine that contains peanut oil, which could cause him to go into anaphylactic shock and die. A child could also mistakenly “decide” to get the same shot twice on two separate occasions, increasing his risk of experiencing an adverse effect.
It’s nothing short of foolish to grant children adulthood status when it comes to making their own medical choices, and tyrannical to replace these children’s parents with the state. But that’s what Virginia Democrats are trying to do at the very same time that they’re also trying to abolish the Second Amendment by taking everyone’s guns.
“If S.B. 104 becomes law, there will be no guarantee parents will know if their children had received vaccines at daycare, at school, or at another location,” writes Claire Chretien for LifeSiteNews.
“It seems that under the proposed law, after having been deemed ‘to the satisfaction of a health care practitioner’ to possess ‘the ability to understand at the same comprehension level as an adult the risks and benefits associated with vaccinations and immunizations,’ there is no mechanism in place to notify parents after their children ‘consented’ to a vaccine.”
So, the takeaway is this: If you live in Virginia, you’d better fight hard to ensure that S.B. 104 doesn’t get passed, otherwise you can kiss your parental authority goodbye. While you’re at it, you might want to take an aggressive stance in support of your gun rights, or those could go bye-bye as well.
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-01-11-virginia-bill-allow-state-vaccinate-children-without-parental-consent.html

wheatietoo

Yes, please!
I hope this happens!

ForGodandCountry

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Nor'easter

I’d rather see OANN as a substantial factor in DESTROYING the cable companies.
The more I see, the more I realize how much Fox SUCKS (forget about the rest of the MSM).
Cable is ridiculously expensive and loaded with garbage.
And I wouldn’t want to see OANN compromised by TPTB.
#CutTheCord

Teagan

Rumors and hints for several months something like this was coming….hope it happens! Wouldn’t that shake MSM , including the smug Murdoch family of FOX, up big time!
A huge undertaking, though…and I’m certain every possible roadblock conceivable would be thrown their way. If it’s going to happen it has to be while Trump is POTUS.

ForGodandCountry

“The Bin” hates 3 people here – you, ForGodandCountry, and ozzytrumpster.
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