Dear KMAG: 20200117 Open Thread

Welcome to the Friday OPEN THREAD at the QTree! What a week it has been. What would we do without FLEP’s News Roundup to keep up?

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A bit of good news and fair tidings for you all. The quince bush at our house is in full bloom. Time marches on. Spring is around the corner. It’s time for Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and Easter! Who is sleeping with seed catalogs under their pillow? The guys can be grumpy about spring and pastel flowers but the girls love it.

We don’t believe in political correctness at QTree. You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on. Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it. Important Guidelines are outlined here in the January 1st open thread, with an addendum on 20191110. In other words, please keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time. That’s life at QTreehouse.


And remember….. it is time to drain the swamp in DC and LOCALLY. Please make a commitment in the new year to attend a LOCAL board meeting for your town or municipality or school board. Get involved and make your presence known. Put your local officials phone numbers in your cell phone and call them once a week (or more often).

“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.

The Iowa caucuses are around the corner, USMCA and China Phase 1 are complete, the President is heading to Davos, and campaign season will begin in earnest. We can’t wait! Exciting times.

Bring it on!

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The “news” really doesn’t cover many of the Trump admin accomplishments. This video shows just one of President Trump’s many accomplishments – new guidelines for our schools regarding schools & the free exercise of religion.
The time he took with the children and adults regarding the issues they have faced and the problems they experienced is particularly impressive. Wonderful how he listens attentively and lets each have their say, telling their story!
The press begins their questions around the 19 minute mark. Sad that at the end of all of the remarks and the people’s stories the press asked questions almost exclusively on leftist generated smears and allegations.


OANN carried the entire event live.
Later they covered Pence in Kissimmee Florida for the Latinos for Trump rally.
They also cover President Trumps rallies (take note Fox fans-Tucker Carlson is more important to Fox).



Love the dress… wish we could see a closeup!


Phonenix, click on the picture, then click on the tweet picture again. It gives a closeup.


Thank you so much Lady P., I am so low-tech!

Sue Mcdonald

Hello all my Qtree friends…just want to let everyone know I’m around ,not gabbing much ,this peach mint crap is getting on my last nerve and I had to step back ,go spend time with my animals and grandkids.i have been disheartened by the evil we are fighting against every minute it grateful for the daily scripture oh so thankful. Love ya all!


Good to hear from you and happy to see you recovering so well from recent heart attack. Take care of yourself. God bless you and your family.

Sue Mcdonald

God bless you Phoenix😇I actually feel so much better now,I didn’t realize how terrible I was feeling. I just thought it was the new normal from lung removal a few years ago.ive been doing a lot of overdue house work this week finally lol


Glad to hear you’re feeling better… go easy on the housework… let grandchildren help!

Sue Mcdonald

I will take your advice😄







Cute lil’ fella…
grew up to be a smart big fella !


This too shall pass 😉 (hopefully!)


He was an absolut doll!!!

Gail Combs

“…This might be a bigger deal than we think.”
Agreed Daugh.
As the state senator said this has been planned for YEARS. I think this is to be the US ‘Port Arthur massacre’ that resulted in the strict Australian gun laws.
It was planned to happen under a Hillary Clinton Presidency and with a commie Supreme Court justice taking the place of the conveniently removed Justice Scalia.
Instead of waiting until President Trump is out of office the headless cabal, stuck on automatic, is going ahead with plans worked out years ago.
I am PRAYING that people are very, very careful and keep the blasted hotheads (and agents provocateur) well under control.



I wondered if it was. Yeah, he sure did look mad! I’ve been chuckling over that photo off and on today.
I’m glad he doesn’t have time to go. It looks like a powder keg. Even if no one brings a gun, it looks like the Commies are going to try real hard to stir up trouble.


What a cutie!!

Deplorable Patriot

I’m just hoping the original 302 still exists.

Deplorable Patriot

Greg has a THREAD – click time stamp




Thank you Linda

Concerned Virginian

So — from WashedUp Post:
The Supreme Court will hear a case regarding whether or not states can punish or replace “faithless” Electoral College voters who do not support the winner of that state’s popular vote.
The case emanates from Washington State, where three of the Electoral College members there refused to vote for Hillary Clinton, the winner of the state’s popular vote, in 2016.

Deplorable Patriot

I’ll be interested in seeing the results of this one.

Sadie Slays
Sadie Slays

Nutjob “journalist” calls the police on a Target sale manager because she refuses to sell him a toothbrush for one cent. And these are the people who have the nerve to call us “crazy.”

Sadie Slays

Carpe Donktum has started a GoFundMe for this poor woman.


It was up to almost 7000 and he is getting destroyed in the Twitter comments…deservedly so


$8,660 now . . .


For any and all fans of Neil Peart


Check out Amwick!!!!! THis is awesome!!!!



President Trump “Never Give Up!” MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO (ORIGINAL)

Years from now some of them may look back and ask themselves whether they’ve made the right choice… whether they’ve made the most of the opportunities, they’ve been given.
Together we have the same mission.
Over the course of your life you will find that things are not always fair. You will find the things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.
Never, ever, ever, give up!
Don’t give in don’t back down and never stop doing what you know is right.
Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy and the more righteous your fight the more opposition that you will face.
In your hearts are inscribed the values of service sacrifice and devotion. Now you must go forth into the world and turn your hopes and dreams into action.
America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers!
When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth they prayed.
When the founders wrote the Declaration of Independence, they invoked our creator four times, because in America, we don’t worship government, We worship God.
It is why our currency proudly declares “In God We trust”
And it is why we proudly proclaim that we are one nation under God.
The story of America is the story of an adventure that began with deep faith, big dreams, and humble beginnings.
The next generation of American leaders, Never Ever Give Up!
There’ll be times in your life you’ll want to quit, never quit, never stop fighting for what you believe in and for the people who care about you. Carry yourself with dignity and pride. Demand the best from yourself.
The more people tell you it’s not possible, that it can’t be done, the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong!
Treat the word “impossible” as nothing more than motivation!
Relish the opportunity to be an outsider.
The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong,
the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead.
You must keep pushing forward.

And always have the courage to be yourself.
America is better when people put their faith into action!
Pray to God
and follow his teachings.
Today each of you begins a new chapter as well.
When your story goes from here it will be defined
by your vision, your perseverance, and your grit!
You will build a future where we have the courage to chase our dreams no matter what the cynics and the doubters have to say.
You will have the confidence to speak the hopes in your heart and to express the love that stirs your soul.
As long as you have pride in your beliefs, courage in your conviction, and Faith in God, then you will not fail.
As long as America remains true to its values, loyal to its citizens, and devoted to its creator…
then our best days are yet to come.
May God bless the class of 2017!
May God bless the United States of America!

…and I just wanted to let you know that God blesses you and I want to just say you are special in every way!
God bless you and God bless America!
Thank you very much.
“Never Give Up!” – President Trump


Howdy Daughn – Is there any chance now that the semester is over that maybe you’d be willing to share Gunner’s paper on steel production in the U.S.? I was telling my nephew in high school the story about it, while talking about how you learn (should learn) how to do research as an undergrad (and why research is always superior to Wikipedia or online sources). I know it’d make a great post!


Hooray!!! I’m going to share it with my nephews – one in college now 2nd semester, the other getting close to graduating high school. But Gunner’s paper will be HIGHLY EDUCATION for most adults too!