2020·08·29 KMAG Daily Thread

The Post Convention High

By all accounts (I’ve watched very little of it) the Republican National Convention administered an ass kicking to the Democrat party. So, no way I can top it or even capture it. And since I’m perilously close to my data limit (and it doesn’t renew until two Mondays from now)…I’m not going to try. I might not be around too much, either.

But I remain as convinced as ever that the Dems cannot win without massive fraud. I’m slightly less convinced that the good guys have anticipated and blocked enough of it. (We think we know what they plan to do, but the name of the game is to hit the opponent with something unexpected, and we’d be fools to assume that we know everything that they’ve got up their sleeves.)

As for the house and senate races, there the fraud is at the retail level, and I expect a lot of places will be “safe” for Dems. Certainly those places where the Republicans didn’t even bother fielding someone. And then there are the offices that aren’t even up this time. Will the Trump tide still be strong in 2022 when my state’s executive offices (as well as those of all counties) are up? I hope so, but lately even the Secretary of State office has been taken by the Dems, and that’s the one that runs elections.

A Reminder Of Today’s Big Issue.

Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People...Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they’ve never seen before.

Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump

Needs to happen, soon.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

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This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Political correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. The first rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government take your guns.
5. The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
9. Social Justice Warriors, ANTIFA pukes, BLM hypocrites, and other assorted varieties of Marxists can go copulate with themselves, or if insufficiently limber, may substitute a rusty wire brush suitable for cleaning the bore of a twelve or ten gauge.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Coin of The Day

Unless I think of something later today that won’t chew up bandwidth doing an image search, there won’t be a coin of the day. If you’re reading this sentence, I didn’t think of anything.

But there is something related on my mind.

I belong to a couple of coin clubs and we finally held a Zoom meeting for the first time since the Covidiocy began. There’s one guy in the club who will jump on you if you refer to our lowly copper-plated zinc plasticky-feeling one cent piece (or any of its more honorable predecessors) as a “penny.”

Technically, he’s correct. A “penny” is a British denomination, originally in silver, that was one twelfth of a shilling, which in turn was one twentieth of a pound, so 240 pennies made up a pound. And “pound” of course is sometimes called “pound sterling” and it was, once, literally, one pound of sterling silver (that hasn’t been true for many centuries; it began to be debased around 1300). One troy pound of 12 troy ounces, or 5760 grains. (And sterling silver is 0.925 or 37/40ths pure.) A troy grain is the same as an avoirdupois grain, which is what you use to measure powder and bullets. 24 grains, by the way, makes up a “pennyweight” and is 1/240th of a troy pound. (Those 16 and 8 penny nails at Home Depot or Lowes are a reference to the weight, not the price. And if you ever wonder why they abbreviate it “16d” instead of “16p” it’s because the penny ultimately derived from the Roman denarius.)

Whereas our cent is 100th of our dollar, and our dollar was originally a silver coin with 371 1/4 grains of silver in it. (Our silver dollars continued to have this much silver in them through 1935, excepting, of course, the Trade Dollar of the 1870s and 1880s.)

By the time the US was founded, the pound had been debased to the point where it was worth roughly five dollars, so as it happens, a shilling was worth about the same as a quarter. Which means the penny was a bit over two cents. (The penny could be subdivided into half pennies and farthings, so a farthing was roughly equal to one of our half cents.)

So why do we call our one cent piece a “penny”? And why does it irritate my friend?

It’s not entirely because it’s an unofficial term. He has no problem with calling the five cent piece a “nickel” even though it’s not an official name. (“Dime” is official–look at the coin, it says “One Dime” on it, not “Ten Cents.” That name goes all the way back to the original Federal coinage act of 1792, though it did not begin to appear on coins consistently until the 1830s.)

He’s irritated because “penny” also has another meaning, referring to a different country’s coinage.

But he’s wasting his time fighting it, because unfortunately the word “penny” has a distinct use.

If someone says “fifty cents” to you, it means something distinctly different from “fifty pennies” even if you both understand you’re talking about US money. “Fifty cents” means an amount of money, and it could be made of two quarters, five dimes, ten nickels, some combination, or it could be fifty pennies. Whoops, I telegraphed it! “Fifty pennies” specifically means 50 of those little copper-coated pieces of zinc. And that’s the distinction between “cent” (which is an amount of money) and “penny” (as used in the US), which is the physical object that represents one cent. Technically, of course, you could describe that object as the “one cent piece” and talk about “50 one cent pieces” but people are lazy and that will be cut down in size to some more convenient phrase like “50 pennies.”

[Now if you’re talking to a coin dealer and want to look at the one cent pieces in stock, you could say “Could I look over your cents” and that will be understood, but that’s a special case. But no one would do this, because the dealer will want you to be more specific before he hands you a box full of coins, for example whether you mean Indian head cents, Lincoln cents with the wheat ears (“wheaties,” no relation to Wheatietoo), and so on. And there is a big dividing line between large cents (pre 1857) and small cents (1857 to date), too, so someone might ask for “large cents.”]

So this turns out to be another chapter in the endless wrangle between prescriptivists (who describe what language ought to be) and the descriptivists (who describe what language actually is). And since “penny” is used in a way that makes a distinction from “cent,” it’s never going away, unless some celebrity comes up with an alternative and manages to popularize it. Personally, I’ve been known to call them “zinkys” but I’m no celebrity, and besides that can’t apply to the plentitude of pre-1982 pieces still circulating.)

PS: Even “nickel” is problematic. Because the first small cents that came out in 1857 were twelve percent nickel, they immediately got nicknamed “nicks.” Then in 1865 came the three cent nickel piece which lasted until 1889. This got named the “nickel” to distinguish it from the three cent silver piece which had disappeared from circulation thanks to the Civil War. And finally in 1866 came the five cent nickel piece we know today. When silver finally started trickling back into circulation, the half dime was simply discontinued because the (five cent) nickel had completely taken over the job. And (oh by the way) these “nickels” are only 25 percent nickel, the rest is copper.

Obligatory PSA/Reminder

Just one more thing, my standard Public Service Announcement. We don’t want to forget this!!!

Remember Hong Kong!!! And remember the tens of millions who died under the “Great Helmsman” Chairman Mao.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=L3tnH4FGbd0%3F
I hope this guy isn’t rotting in the laogai somewhere!

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

For my money the Great Helmsman is Hikaru Sulu (even if the actor is a dingbat).

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bakocarl

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pgroup

No. But you can be a cuddly pussycat.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, WE HAZ BEEN INVADED BY FURRYZ! 😀

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

PS – I love it, and the answer is YOU WERE ALREADY A MEMBER!!! 😉 <3 <3 <3

Gudthots

Hurricane Laura did not exceed expectations.
Refineries are good.
Post 10457593 as reported at https://wearethene.ws/notable/134233
Gulf Coast refineries restart after hurricane scare
Gulf of Mexico refiners have restarted production following a narrow miss from the devastating hurricane Laura.
Refineries along the Gulf Coast began to restart a day after hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana, most of them only suffering minimal or no damage. Motiva and Valero have so far been the only ones to report a problem – a chemical leak that was quickly contained for Motiva and a release of sulfur dioxide for Valero. The refiner said the gas was released during the shutdown of a refinery ahead of Laura’s landfall.
Oil prices immediately fell when it became clear that the likelihood of prolonged refinery disruption was small despite Laura’s unfortunate trajectory and landfall.
“Historically, hurricanes lead to widespread shut-ins, but production is immediately restored within a matter of days, therefore, leading to little long-term supply disruption,” the chief executive of Velandera Energy, Manish Raj, told MarketWatch.
More than 84 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remained shut in on Thursday and more than 60 percent of natural gas production after oil companies evacuated close to 300 production platforms. The oil output shut-in stands at 1.558 million bpd, and the gas output shut-in stands at 1.65 billion cu ft daily.
Laura made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in southwestern Louisiana near Cameron in the early hours of August 27, with wind speeds reaching 150 mph and torrential rains drowning the coastal line.
The Texas Railroad Commission has said it was ready to assist refiners with any leaks or spills they might suffer as a result of the hurricane, or any other problems caused by Laura.
Some 16 percent of US refining capacity was shut down ahead of the hurricane’s landfall, Argus Media reported, and Total was already restarting its Port Arthur refinery on Thursday. Motiva, Valero, and Exxon were still assessing the restart of their facilities. Some refineries will take longer to restart, according to the report, because of extensive damage to the electrical grid in western Louisiana by the winds the hurricane brought to the coast.
At the time of writing, BP was the only producer in the Gulf that said they were preparing to restart production.
https://www.rt.com/business/499344-us-refineries-restart-after-hurricane/

Gudthots

Watched this last night. Heart is so full of love for my country and for our President.
Like waking up from a bad dream.
Finally seeing excellence at this level.
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Gudthots

Revenge of the Normies (Free Beacon)
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/revenge-of-the-normies/
Matthew Continetti
The 2020 Republican National Convention is the Trump presidency in microcosm: precedent is overturned, norms disregarded, and authorities ignored or dismissed in favor of the men and women who comprise the Trump coalition. It’s polarizing and riveting. And the whole thing makes for great television.
The second night of the convention featured high-profile speeches from First Lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Eric Trump. But, once again, the real stars were President Trump and the cast of Americans who had been selected to illustrate aspects of his multi-front war on the political and media elite. We heard from a Maine lobsterman, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, a truck driver from Ohio, and a police officer from New Mexico who adopted the child of a woman addicted to opiates.
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Trump sent many reporters and commentators into a fury when he pardoned a former convict and presided over a naturalization ceremony in the middle of the convention. But the whole thing worked, both as political theater and as campaign strategy. Trump’s interactions with normal Americans humanize him and allow him to display rarely seen compassion and to utilize his self-deprecating sense of humor. And the men and women highlighted in these two segments are living rebukes to the critical narratives surrounding Trump on race and immigration. Trump’s exchanges with each of the new Americans were charming and amusing. After he finished reading aloud the resume of a new U.S. citizen from Lebanon who is a multilingual psychologist, Trump quipped, “In other words, she can figure me out.” Everyone in the room laughed.
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Sylvia Avery

This was the most wonderful event.
Stirring. Moving. Exhilarating.
More determined than ever to fight on.

GA/FL

The fireworks were spectacular – but the glorious music at the end, sung by opera great, Christopher Macchio, was a shock, surprise, a mystery.
First the aria – Nessun Dorma – aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot – sung by the protagonist on a quest to win a Princess (America) ends with:
Vanish, o night!
Fade, you stars!
Fade, you stars!
At dawn, I will win!
I will win! I will win!
and then – Ave Maria! The virgin, Mary, is the metaphor for the Church – this song was a very important statement that President Trump will continue to stand with and defend the Church and Christianity from the leftist/communists.
Then came America the Beautiful which is a prayer that GOD will “crown Thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”
Finally, God Bless America.
Christopher Macchio was simply splendid!!!!
Note – the US Flags lining the front of the White House were custom flags made of light reflective slipper satin! In this season of anthem kneeling and flag burning by Democrat street thugs, our President meant these flags to shine brightly and be the theme for the evening and for his Campaign! Remember – the Campaign bought these flags particularly for the use of the Campaign.

Gudthots

Thank you. I watched it live and was deeply touched by the power of statements being made with these songs.

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Thread on Insurrection Act….POTUS needs to use it.

Linda
Gudthots

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Wow. Maybe THIS is why the riots stopped. Ted Wheeler is deep in ANTIFA.

Deplorable Patriot

That’s what I’m wondering.
But, it is proof that The Que team has been at this for quite a while if they’ve infiltrated all the way to the top. That doesn’t happen overnight. First you have to earn the trust of the people in command, and then work your way up. The plan has been in motion for a lot of years if that’s the case.

Aubergine

Remember OCAntifa on Twitter, and what happened there? They were not “real” Antifa, they were in place for TWO YEARS to entice and trap the real ones.
That was over at least four months ago, I think, so this has been planned for at least two and a half YEARS!

Deplorable Patriot

I’m thinking more like six or seven. The enemy plans long term. Our side has to as well.

grandmaintexas

I keep thinking back to when Obama purged the military generals. Right there, I thought, ‘Foolish move, Obama.”

Gudthots

And MOAR on the topic…
Post 10457167 as reported on https://wearethene.ws/notable/134221
>>10457157
POTUS just posted the clip of him saying 10 Days.

Post 10457157 as reported on https://wearethene.ws/notable/134221
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10 DAYS
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Why warn them? Why not just take them out and solve problem(s)?

Gudthots

Puts them in fear which interferes with their capacity to think clearly.

Gail Combs

It also increases the CHATTER. The foot soldiers ‘Cannon Fodder’ are going to be asking for reasurance from their leaders and the leaders from commanders….

Deplorable Patriot

Which, of course is traceable.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“Anniversary relevance” of Q posts is at least impressive, even if a bit “birthday paradox”. Searching back for term match is not.

scott467

“More and more it seems like November isn’t going to see a resolution but only the next stage in this continued conflict between those parts of the Deep State that have never accepted, even grudingly, Trump as POTUS, and Trump and his voters.”
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They didn’t stop after they lost the last election, so why would they stop after they lose this one?
Why would they EVER stop, until or unless someone actually, physically STOPS them?
They wouldn’t, and they won’t.
When does a bully stop being a bully?
When somebody gives him a public beat-down.
And not a moment before.

grandmaintexas

Exactly this, Scott.
They will not stop until they ARE stopped.
This is human nature 101. They must be stopped. Justice must happen.

GA/FL

Text:
“This board is monitored by individuals connected to most, if not all, organizations within the United States and abroad.
This includes the full spectrum—
From Antifa to Al-Queda, BLM to Proud Boys.
And all in between.
I say this from the perspective of an infiltrator for the US Government.
We have Black Lives Matter and Antifa dead to rights. The entire chains of command have already been infiltrated and reported to DC.
When POTUS mentioned that it can be solved “in a matter of an hour,” he was not speaking from a place of rhetoric. He was speaking from the Special Operations briefing intel given to him about how long it would take to initiate, execute and finish the mission. There is new management in SpecOps, whose reputation is known for abject destruction of insurgencies.
Tread lightly
POTUS has given SpecOps, on Standby, the order to end you if certain lines are crossed. Media chatter has shown that those lines have been discussed amongst your chains of command.
They are given explicit operation capacities. Lethal force is not only available, it will be the only force they will have.
Seven Names.
Four locations.
Thirteen vehicles.
You have no idea the power of surveillance when you carry a digital device.
You have no idea the accuracy of SpecOps operators to execute a mission.
I will be blunt. I WILL be DIRECT.
Continue on this path, and you will NOT be awaiting a jail cell. You will be GUARANTEED a cold morgue box followed by immediate cremation. You forfeited your rights with your actions and your written and spoken records.
I would rather you live and follow a peaceful, happy life. In fact, I beg this of you. The only other option is fatal.
NEVER say you were NOT warned.”

Deplorable Patriot

Thank you. The type on the chan posts can be really tiny.

GA/FL

This seems important – if it is real and not someone blowing smoke out of his a$$.

Deplorable Patriot

Exactly. The tone is awfully hard. And things have calmed down in Wisconsin, anyway.
I’ll believe that about Special Forces.
The bit about the morgue…IDK, but I’m sure that’s on the table.

GA/FL

Let’s hope it scares down-low pussy-Ø

Deplorable Patriot

This may be a strategic retreat. We’ll see sooner or later, I’m sure.

GA/FL

This is the most interesting, intriguing, stunning, cunning, amazing administration in our history since GW snuck across the Delaware in the dead of night on Christmas Night to surprise the enemy.

pgroup

I right click on the picture of the tweet and open it in a new tab. Then I go to the URL and it almost always ends in =small. I change that to =large and hit enter. Like magic, it’s bigger.

singularzoe

I think I believe the whole thing, and I’m fine with the morgue part. It’s a warning to them. They had better take warning. Up to them.

grandmaintexas

I got suspended off Twitter again, for tweeting positively about Kyle R.
Said he was brave, protective, prepared and courageous…a model American.
I have to take the tweet down in order to get back in. Just enjoying the break.
I believe they all know that Americans have had enough of the commie agitation.

scott467

I would sure like to believe it.
But the whole ‘warning’ part doesn’t seem right.
This is an enemy insurgency, not a renegade group of soccer moms.
To the enemy, such ‘warnings’, even if they were real, are nothing more than propaganda, like (once again) Tokyo Rose warning American troops they will all be killed if they try to attack the Japanese homeland.
The actual players in this game all know the stakes, there isn’t anyone who is going to be swayed by an anonymous ‘warning’ on an Internet message board.

GA/FL

THIS was their SECOND WARNING.
HERE is the FIRST WARNING:

GA/FL

OR – maybe this was the FIRST WARNING….

GA/FL

You are right – I went back and made a list with the dates/times!
Things are heating up. No more Marine One in DC – extra heavy Secret Service cover getting onto AF1 today.

scott467

Why are there ANY ‘warnings’?
You and I wouldn’t get any ‘warning’ if we were committing crimes, that’s for sure.
I don’t even usually get a warning for a traffic violation, much less violent insurrection 😂
It’s just ridiculous.
It’s not just ‘unprofessional’, it’s LUDICROUS.
It’s tantamount to someone in a position of lawful authority catching a pedophile in the act and saying “If you don’t stop raping that little boy, I’m gonna sock you! And I’m only going to give you TWO more warnings after this one, so if I come back and you’re still raping that little boy, you’re only going to get ONE MORE WARNING before I decide to do something about it!”
It’s cartoonish.
And if that’s what our DoJ and FIB have been reduced to, then we have much bigger problems.

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Did anyone catch Glen Beck’s mea culpa thread on POTUS?? WOW!!
Nite 4 of convention….nothing but praise all night afterwards.

Gudthots

GOOD
May others be so bold.

Linda

Mark Levin is another one who has completely turned around.

wheatietoo

Yes…and Levin came around a couple of years ago.
He’s been doing whatever he can since then, to help our President.

singularzoe

I quit listening to Beck a long time ago, but I have friends who are big followers and who I think have met with him. He will bring followers along with him, which could be huge.

grandmaintexas

I think the bad guys got to Beck back in the day.

wheatietoo

I hope it is sincere…and not for financial reasons.
His empire has been spiraling downward as a result of his Trump-hating.
His audience is a fraction of what it once was.
He’s done some stupid things…like that photo-op of handing out teddy bears to illegals.
He lost me with that one.
So it will be interesting to see what he does from this point on.
It took watching the RNC Convention to bring about this ‘mea culpa’?
It would’ve been better if he had done this earlier in the year.

Gail Combs

It happened earlier. He was on Hannity a few nights ago talking about his change of mind.
Do not forget his chalkboards on Ukraine.

singingsoul1

I knew nothing about Trump until he came down the escalator. I connected instantly with him and his message. Have never wavered .
Obama the minute I heard him a chill went up my spine and I knew he was bad news. He was to slick.
This has nothing to do with skin collar all to do with the vibes both Trump and Obama give off.

singularzoe

Wheatie, yes to all you said, including about the ilegals. I will never really trust Beck.

singingsoul1

Redemption

scott467

Redemption is great, but that’s between him and God.
And he has to actually seek forgiveness, we can’t just foist it on him.
When I checked the tweet, it appears that he didn’t even apologize, he just wanted to, but was too embarrassed.
Beck plays head games. Whether he’s mentally unstable or he’s doing it on purpose, the result is the same, and getting caught up in it and continually tossed to and fro is like a cycle of abuse.
If he wants forgiveness, I’m happy too forgive, if it matters to him.
That doesn’t mean I have to trust him or fall into his web of psycho-drama though.
Like it was explained by one of our elders at church. If we had a pedophile come to worship services, and he genuinely sought forgiveness, we would have to forgive him.
But we would never leave him alone with any child.

Deplorable Patriot

Trying to save his face and/or skin? Never have really trusted this guy.

Aubergine

Beck is a recovering addict/alcoholic. If he is in AA or some other treatment, great. If not, he is a “dry” alcoholic, and everything he does or says is suspect. Hard life lessons have taught me this.

Deplorable Patriot

Alcohol or not has nothing to do with my comment. I’ve caught more than one error in the things he’s said over the years. And on things that are easily found if you research.

Aubergine

My comment on Beck was more about whether or not he is trustworthy. There is this very weird “dance” with an addictive personality, where they say and do things to cover up what they think are your perceptions of them. He is in the public eye, and if his addiction is untreated, anything he says or does may or may not be true. His “errors” may be more about the “dance” than about politics, is all I meant.

Deplorable Patriot

It’s more about manipulation, actually. I come from a family with its fair share of addictive personalities, and, yes, alcoholics. The vast majority were not manipulative to go along with the addiction, just addicted to whatever vice they fancied including gambling.

TheseTruths

Good for Beck. He also owes Trump supporters an apology for calling us brownshirts and other insults. We saw so many things that he didn’t, and he was monumentally mistaken. He lost a lot of supporters because of it. Because of our support of Trump — and no thanks to Beck — our country is heading in the right direction.

ForGodandCountry

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wheatietoo

The Dems flip-flopped on the mob violence only because they see that it is hurting them in the polls.
Too late!
They think everyone is as stupid as their indoctrinated base.
But even a lot of their base are waking up.
Hah.

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I like this box. Keep the mobs going, they lose the electorate. Call them off, proves that they were controlling them in the first place. DEMS ARE LOSERS!

wheatietoo

“Call them off, proves that they were controlling them in the first place.”
__________
Exactly so!
Great point, Miss Butterfly!
😀👍

GA/FL

Kamala is just as ugly and evil as Øbastard.

Gudthots

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As in “machine learning” it seems we are to learn by exposure to various stimuli. IRL learning seems to stick better than intellectual input (books/lectures). However, I strongly suspect storytelling that engages the senses can be close to the effectiveness of IRL encounters for “training” purposes.
At least a couple times a year I have engagements with various forms of broken/dark systems or individuals that get into my awareness but seem to be held at a certain distance. For some engagements all skills, gifts and graces are needed to maintain the security of heart and household, for others it is like watching from afar with little affect within.
My interpretation is that this is in answer to prayers for my eyes to be opened to Wisdom and for my heart to open to learning from every person placed in my path. I have not specifically asked to learn about that which is twisted in this world, but it does seem to be part of the package.
A good teacher I studied with for many years gave an illustration to a key for peace and stability. Say there are two groups of people that want to change the atmosphere in a region. Before any activity the spiritual number line is at zero The first group goes to the top of a local high place and does their typical incantations and rituals to consecrate the area to their favorite powers/spirits. They have some effect and the region’s number line drops to -20. The next time they do their stuff the number line goes to -40, and so on.
Eventually the second group gets a nudge in prayer that something’s up and it’s time to pray. After determining that the place to go is that same high place looking over the region, they examine their own hearts, align with Heaven’s purposes and go up to pray and cleanse and bless the region. They are pretty good at this and spiritual number line moves back to zero. Nice, right? Wrong.
If the mindset is to only restore back to zero and the other group is very motivated to keep it below zero, the number line is going to be bouncing around in the negative numbers all the time.
What if the group doing the work of blessing the region aggressively worked to push the atmosphere into the high positive numbers each time they gathered? Then the group doing the work to empower more darkness would always be playing catch-up. Even if they managed to move the numbers down, they would stay in the positive/blessed side of the number line. Isn’t that a more appealing position to hold?
Fight for so much blessing in your world that those that fight against it have to work harder for less gain every time.

grandmaintexas

So much wisdom in your comment. Thank you, gt.

cthulhu

The concluding chapter of the saga of the hall toilet:
After cleaning all the scale off the flapper seat, it still leaked — meaning that the flapper had dried-out and warped. Went to Conleff Plumbing to get a new one Theoretically, could have gotten one from Home Depot (two blocks north) for half the price — that’s where we had bought the toilet, after all (20 years prior). However, experience has shown that the whole “every project requires three trips to the hardware store” adage is based on trying to find matching parts at Home Depot. Conleff is an old-fashioned place — there’s a customer area the size of a closet surrounded on two sides by counters. The guy at the counter says, “whaddaya want?”, and you tell your tale of woe — with any visual aids you brought in your pocket and reading any notes you have. In my case, I said, “flapper for an American Standard Cadet model 4112”, and the guy took a four-inch catalog off his back shelf and cracked on the counter — then I followed with, “it’s the one with the bobber”. He looks up, asks, “yellow bobber?” and I said, “yup.” Then he happily shoved the catalog back into the shelf behind and said, “there’s only one of those” and went trotting off into the back.
I’m not a plumber. But I generally understand plumbing and can speak a bit of plumber-ese. My uncle was a plumber and my cousin owns a pluming company in Santa Clarita.
I got it, gave him the credit card, and said, “one question….oh, never mind, you just have to twist it over the hooks.” Feeling gracious, he said, “yup.” I’m not in the trade, myself, so he didn’t have to answer — but I respect the trade, so….
When I unpacked the thing, back at the house, I could instantly tell why there had been a problem. The new one was soft and supple, while the old one was stiff and dried-out and felt like it was made of PVC. The reason that the old one was so hard to extract was because it had been stiffened for 20 years; the reason the old one didn’t seal right is that it was rigid, with a warp. I pried the old one off (knowing I could destroy the flapper and not care, but taking care of the hooks) and the new one popped right on.
I had marked the chain of the old one so that I knew how much “drop” it needed from the flush handle, and measured that much up from the new one, then pressed the ball chain into the flush lever at that distance. Removed the cooking stick that I’d been using to keep the float from filling the tank….and…..perfect flush. No more “dripping cryptic caverns”.
Once again, however, it shows the nature of maintenance and repair — design/build get all the credit and are supposed to be the geniuses, but when you show up to something with a vague description of “bad”, no documentation, and multiple indications of dysfunction, you need to be on your game. I had originally gone into this thinking that the deposition of scale on the valve seat was causing leakage…..at the end, I now believe that the flapper valve dried out, stiffened, and warped, which caused leakage — then the leakage of hard water deposited scale to try to seal the leaks — which, in turn, made a clean seal more difficult….particularly as further drying/warping occurred.
Were I a pro, I might have said, “20-year-old toilet? Flapper’s bad — while the flapper’s out of the way, clean the seal.” I certainly would not have dorked around with CLR on a paintbrush under the flapper — time is money — and since I could have seen the entire thing with the flapper out of the way, it wouldn’t have been a two-day issue. OTOH, I would have billed this job at about $200, so there’s that.

Gudthots

Depending on the time/money equation, a new part almost always yields the fastest resolution with the most satisfaction. UNLESS … you decide to replace all the parts and seals in your 20 year old toilet (as I did recently) and you discover the new parts don’t work like the old parts and small print must be read (or manufacturer YouTube videos followed) before the toilet is operational again.

cthulhu

My case was a good illustration of when this is not true. I had obvious concretions on the seat and throat of the flapper valve. Unless the entire valve was replaced, it was going to leak.
After all the gyrations, it came down to stiff/warped flapper…..which caused concretions. Swapping the flapper by itself would not have solved the problem.

Gudthots

Bravo!

cthulhu

It’s really more of an illustration that there is deeper knowledge than academic knowledge. I know how plumbing works, I can design plumbing. Plumbing built to my design will work. But people who can fix designs like mine that are misbehaving know more about what works than I do.
Academics love to pretend that their knowledge is deeper than mere practitioners. This is simply false.

cthulhu

The funny thing is that we moved into the place with 50-year-old full-flow toilets that I was seriously hoping to preserve — but we broke one, and we replaced it with an Am Std “Cadet” elongated-bowl 1.6 gpf…..and liked it so much better that we ditched the other perfectly-functioning full-flush toilet to install another one shortly thereafter. I generally think that most “progress” fails “Chesterton’s Gate” — but the new toilets were obviously “a step up”, despite being “low flow”.
I understand, however, that the new thing is 1.1 gpf and EVERY TIME THE ARBITRARY LIMIT IS LOWERED the first few generations of products are garbage. We just were lucky we hit a spot where the thing worked well before the parameters were changed. You can’t buy the kind we liked anymore.
I think the concept of our Federal government screening “acceptable” products would horrify our Founding Fathers. Upton should have every light bulb he made illegal shoved up his $%^ and switched-on.

Sylvia Avery

So when I flush my fifteen year old toilet, the handle stays down. I have to try to remember to push it back up so the water doesn’t keep on running. WTH is wrong with it????? Thank you, coothie, I couldn’t resist taking advantage of your plumbing knowledge.

cthulhu

This is going to sound like a zen thing rather than an answer — do you have more than one toilet? Take the lid off of both, flush, and watch carefully (it helps if they’re identical, but is not necessary).
Typically, the lever lifts the flapper. If you note, the flapper has a ball that is hollow. Water starts running out through the flapper valve into the bowl and then the flapper floats on the surface for a bit. When enough water runs out that the tank is nearly empty, the flapper doesn’t have enough float left and gets sucked into the hole, closing it off.
And, BTW, do you have any ID regarding the miscreant? I can only speak to general toilet design unless I have a specific model in mind. The model number is generally impressed in the ceramic on the inside of the tank.

pgroup

I hope you realize that you’ve just been sucked into performing a good deed. 🙂

cthulhu

Serves me right for flapping.

CM in TN

Old plumber adage I learned when I was an HVAC apprentice…”Your sh!t’s my bread and butter.” We always had a good natured back and forth with the Turd Herders, er, plumbers. We were refered to as Dumb Fitters, as in Steamfitters. We were all pipe fitters, including sprinkler fitters…

ForGodandCountry

Post went into the bin. Sorry for the trouble.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Out now!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

(I did it!)

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy
Gail Combs

I have been wondering about that. RNC sent me an absentee ballot request and I was not sure I wanted to apply.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I totally get your hesitancy. I’m the same. I never vote absentee. I’m leery. But Trump and the GOP are REALLY pushing hard. If you do it early, it makes sense. You’ll see if you read the post. I get the GOP strategy here. Early voting is far less likely to be messed with, and there are checks on received ballots that will WORK.
The first thing that is apparent in the comments on that thread, is that I banned a new poster who immediately jumped on and in SCARY TONES AND ALL CAPS warning people not to use the forms shown – which is stupid on the surface but VERY SMART psychological warfare to make people hesitate to use absentee. Once I figured the game out, it was INSTA-BLOCK.
I will be pulling all the comments down later, but leaving them up for the moment so people know that I am now totally battening down the hatches – nobody new gets in. We can’t afford strategic disruptions like that.
Debate absentee? By all means. Bullshit psych war tactics? GTFO.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Everything has been removed from that little altercation.
Q – right again. Hatches are hereby battened down. I may have a general amnesty on blocks after Trump wins and Hillary goes to jail. Until then – hatches are SEALED.
We’re on the final approach. No distractions.

wheatietoo

5:5, boss.
I missed the little psyops attempt, but no matter.
And I love that clip!
That particular Aliens movie is my favorite out of all of them.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Timeless cool! 5:5 !!!
Yes, that was definitely the best one. Nobody thought the sequel could be as good as the first – and it was even better!

Covadonga

“I am now totally battening down the hatches”
Sounds like a good plan as we approach the final 60 days before the election.
I always feel lucky to have made the cut.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

You know, in better times I would not mind dealing with a few new rough fits, even peppered with ShadowGate contractors (they’re all over me on Twitter). But right now, we need to deal with the next Dem Phony Crisis. Sorry. I gotta do my duty and be the Jerk In Charge.
Early on was a good time. We had a window in which the operatives at CTH valued their membership there so highly, almost none followed us here, lest they get kicked out of CTH. It was a gift! We could set up shop here almost undisturbed.
But it’s bad now.

singularzoe

I am so confused between absentee and mail-in. We all got mail-ins from our crooked county clerk’s office, not Republican. i am told these ballots are already filled out.

Gail Combs

Brian Cates has a good thread on POTUS and the insanity of the left
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1299483061705486337.html
Brian posted the letter from the Portland Mayor…. IS HE NUTZ???comment image

pgroup

This is the same idiot who needed cops to save his stupid ass when he went down to the riot to “discuss” their grievances. Mere tone-deaf would be a vast improvement for this doofuss.

GA/FL

What a nasty letter and man. I’m betting Portlanders are sick of all the DemocRAT Demagoguery and stinking Democrap looting, killing, burning, etc..

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

We had a new, smaller, but still very noticeable China spike yesterday.

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They like Asshoe Saturdays? Good! Glad I gave them some more on the rally thread!

pgroup

Maybe the peasants screening our blog secretly enjoy the insults we send the CCP.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LMAO! Absolutely awesome meme! LOL!!!

Gail Combs

A Carlos thread
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1299439773010915328.html

THREAD
Oh my.
Jennifer Scheurle @Gaohmee just ADMITTED that she’s involved in an insurrection.
Riot Kitchen are her employees…

….
The Tweet is PURE GOLD if you are a prosecutor.comment image
WE WANT TO HELP THE REVOLUTION
Nothing like broadcasting the fact you are helping to overthrow the US government.🙄
….
Carlos goes on to say:

…Do you know why he’s there?

The U.S. Marshals Service performs tactical operations for sensitive and classified missions involving homeland security, national emergencies, domestic crises and the intelligence community.”
“The Special Operations Group is a specially trained and equipped tactical unit deployed in high-risk and sensitive law enforcement situations, national emergencies, civil disorder and natural disasters.”…

SOG is not the FBI.
This is such a specialized asset that it’s only deployed–as it says above–in national emergencies.
Such as the insurrection you just admitted to being a part of YOURSELF.
You are in such deep shit that your lawyers will need a bathyscaphe to find you…..”

There is plenty more to the thread.

Given that and add it to the Chan comment Linda posted and it looks like POTUS may just be ready to pull the plug on this Commie Revolution.comment image

Gail Combs

Carlos goes into a bit more of what POTUS has been doing while the Commies have been throwing their temper tantrums… er Revolution.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1299466876687233026.html

YOU PEOPLE are not rational.
You’re handing the entire country to Republicans, and you refuse to see it.
And BOY do you underestimate Trump.
From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, federal enforcement had to fight terrorists at a massive disadvantage.
Guess what Trump did due to the pandemic?
Invoked a national state of emergency and the Stafford Act.
Guess what THOSE mean?
Regular US military can be used as law enforcement.
Special-operations units.

Delta Force, Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Air Force Special Reconnaissance, and Coast Guard Special Deployment Teams.
They’re all out there.
Unseen by you.
Oops!
Sorry: And MARINE Special Forces.
OO-RAH!
The head of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) spent two decades fighting insurgencies.
AND.
Under the reorganization of the US Armed forces, authority is delegated down to the smallest possible deployed unit.
When you send out the operators, their carry out their missions without having to report back to generals who leak.
The tactical units are autonomous within the over strategy.

[This move undercut all the OH!Bummer appointed top brass. It also explains the helicopters out of Ft Bragg I keep seeing. – GC]
They’ve been collecting intelligence on you folks for months now.
At your next riot, look at the rioter on your right and the rioter on your left.
Chances one of them is a US military operator.
You people are amazing in your will to destroy yourselves.
I approve.

Gail Combs

Another couple of dots to add to the mix.
The Chamber of Commerce came out SUPPORTING Bite-me and Whoe. Large INTERNATIONAL corporations have been FUNDING BLM who has made it clear they are straight up Communist Revolutionaries.
AND then there is the money laundering…comment image
I really really hope, Q is correct… We have it ALL and POTUS is going to be taking down the whole cast of bad actors.
They are always complaining about there being too many people and the size of your ‘carbon foot print’ So lets do this planet a favor and remove a heck of a lot of vermin.

scott467

Jennifer Scheurle: “They smashed the window of one of our cars and threw people on the ground. No crimes were committed.”
_____________
Don’t look now Jenny, but those are BOTH crimes, you dingbat. 😂

scott467

Hmm, from the context I thought rioters had broken into their car and threw people on the ground, and she was defending their actions, declaring her allegiance with the rioters.
As it turns out, that was NOT the context. 😲
But she’s STILL a dingbat 😂

Gail Combs

Yeah, they were busy buying gasoline to make Molotov cocktails and got BUSTED. I am sure there was LOTS of evidence in those vehicles like weapons and illegal drugs.
Someone remarked that drugs maybe why the rioters can go all night every night and not only free food but drugs and weapons are being passed out. Drugs would also explain unusual strength and the feeling of invincibility. For example the dude shouting “Shoot me b…h, shoot me” and then chasing down and ATTACKING a guy with a rifle so he ended up getting his head shot off.

Concerned Virginian

Gail Combs
IIRC, the arrest charge stated that the “bread truck” and the other vehicle had materials to make explosives, helmets, baseball bats, vests, etc., in them.

Gail Combs

OH, and it occurs to me that if they are going after the FREE FOOD ‘vendors’ at this point, they may be ready to roll up the entire operation. The
Free Food’ is going to have ties directly back to the $$$ people.

Cuppa Covfefe

And that December 2017 Asset Seizure E.O. is looking more and more important by the minute…

scott467

If they ever actually USE it!
All of the necessary legal mechanisms have been in place for YEARS now, they just aren’t used… unless a Patriot does something, then the full force force and brunt of the law is brought to bear with an immediacy and focus that would make the strategists behind the Blitzkrieg blush with their own inadequacy and lack of sophistication.

wheatietoo

Gail…I was monitoring this guy’s twitter feed earlier and remembered seeing this about their Food Van:
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Brendan Gutenschwager
@BGOnTheScene
From the Portland Riots to our nation’s capital, the Black Lives Matter Snack Van manages to find its way out every night #DCProtests #DC #BLM
.

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This guy @BGOnTheScene has been recording videos of the Portland Riots for months.
He followed them to DC to continue his coverage.
……………….
Brendan Gutenschwager
@BGOnTheScene
·
4h
The same bucket drummer from Portland is out here in DC as well #DCProtests #PortlandProtests #DC
.

Gail Combs

So that is solid evidence that ANTIFA/BLM is actually a fairly small PAID group at it’s core. You are going to get a lot of brain dead idiots looking for trouble joining in locally but the core is not that big….
AND THEY CROSS STATELINES TO RIOT…

wheatietoo

Yes.
The agitators and organizers are pros…and likely a part of Brennan’s group.
And crossing state lines for the purpose of rioting is a federal offense.
This has got RICO all over it.

Valerie Curren

This one looks important, fyi (I haven’t dug too deeply in yet but hmmm)…Blessings to all Q-Treepers 😉

Valerie Curren
Cuppa Covfefe

The problem in Berlin (and elsewhere) is that there IS a legitimate demonstration going on there (think of Germany now being a special, depressing, case of Kalifornistan) which is/will be hijacked by PantyFa.
Same as the Yellow-Vest demos in France, the Black Vests (PantyFa) come in and raise hell, ruining both the demo and the cause.
Just checked; the far, far left Berlin (city) gubmint has told the 20,000+ demonstrators that they have to leave, because “Corona”. Source: https://jungefreiheit.de/politik/deutschland/2020/corona-proteste-berlin
Ohhhh. The Irony. Something that Gübbels and Hitler’s daughter (Merde-Kuh) could well appreciate.
An Anti-Corona-lockdown demonstration shut down because of Corona measures… this will likely hit the courts, as just yesterday the prohibition of the demonstration was ruled unconstitutional (German Constitution), in particular because ALL demonstrations then would have to be outlawed…
Some groups have threatened to come back. Hmmm. Maybe PantyFa?

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Sorry about that. Chair-keyboard interface error 🙂 Üü is diagonally next to Öö, so I overreached…
Sigh… Didn’t want to make an ß [eszett, Scharfes “s” ] out of meself… 🙂
Yep about the interesting pronunciations. I used to work in Berblingen (Böblingen) and often have visited the Märklin museum in Gerpingen (Göppingen). My family tease me when I “leave off the dots”, yet they, being Schwäbisch, often do the same thing 😀
(for a real lesson in linguistic torturture, read Asterix “Dr Große Graba”, auf Schwäbisch… As part of my initiation at HP over here, I had to read a poem in Schwäbisch… everyone was roaring, laughing… except poor lil’ ol’ me 😮 )
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Valerie Curren

Kind of like how there is pretty much always suppression of free speech but just from one side, the Left, of the other side, the Right. & ironically it seems that “they” are always accusing “us” of what they are actually doing…whatever…hang in there Cuppa, it’s darkest just before the dawn! Blessings & thanks for sharing your insightful perspective!

Gail Combs

Bad Kitty Thread reader on the Ad Buster–Soros connections:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1298545413700694017.html

Valerie Curren

Thanks Gail!

Gail Combs

That thread is a REAL eye opener.
We really really REALLY need to STOMP on Soros and KICK the United Nations OUT!

Concerned Virginian

What it ** very interesting ** is that the Soros-Clinton Axis PAID revolutionaries created their own block chain currency.
So it somebody donates to their feeder organization located in Arizona, one can assume that U.S. dollars are converted into their “Sparkle” block chain currency and stashed — where?
So assuming that’s the case, wouldn’t that be a red flag for the IRS / Treasury Dept. / Secret Service, to investigate ASAP? — money laundering for funds being used to actively overthrow the U.S. government?

pgroup

Drop a note to Mnuchin. Let him know we’re trying to help.

Valerie Curren

ASAP!!!

phoenixrising37

Great find Valerie… Bad Kitty is awesome with her research.

Valerie Curren

Thanks PR! Bad Kitty & Cat Turd as well as “suspicious cat” keep “kicking the butt of the universe” (as we like to say chez moi)!

phoenixrising37

😉

Valerie Curren

Red-blooded, Real America–Love it!

Cuppa Covfefe

Click on the tweet and there’s a lot of cool things that have happened… 😎

Valerie Curren

Thanks, hope to check it out 😉

patfrederick

so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie Curren
Valerie Curren

Punisher update…

Valerie Curren

Punisher pal needing prayers too…
https://twitter.com/SSG_PAIN/status/1299708308631109633

eilert

Sandia Labs Goes Nuclear On Employee Who Sparked Internal Revolt Over Critical Race Theory
Sandia Labs – America’s premiere government-funded nuclear weapons design lab, has taken aggressive action against an employee, Casey Peterson, who produced a viral video “pushing back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege.”
Here’s the long and short of it via Christopher Rufo – director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty, who has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix and international television – and has declared ‘war’ on critical race theory.
Watch Peterson’s entire video below:

Gail Combs

Critical Race Theory is HOG WASH! Blacks have not only been BY LAW given equal rights, they have BEEN GIVEN advantageous handicapping via Affirmative Action.
I watched them come into my high school.
I watched them come into my college
I watched them come into my place of work.
They were ALWAYS treated with kid gloves and were never fired/held back for poor work performance.
In all three cases many of them brought their problems with them. A chip on the shoulder, a YOU OWE ME attitude and a propensity for breaking things if thwarted. (That doesn’t even get into the increase in drugs and theft.)
The idea that ONLY ‘people of color’ are handicapped and ONLY Whites are privileged DIED in the 1960s. Most Whites DO NOT SEE COLOR but the Blacks are TAUGHT to see color. Instead of WORKING to achieve what they want they rather blame Whitey. After all it is so much easier and relieves you of any feelings of guilt.
Two of my bosses and several friends grew up in homes without electricity. They went to one room school houses BUT most went on to get advanced degrees. I also have Black friends (Including a roommate) who were like Candice Owen and Dr Ben Carson and realized a good education and MANNERS were the ticket to a good life. — Trash and Thugs are trash and thugs no matter what the color of the skin.
Dr Martin Luther King had it correct, and those who rule us via division are SCARED TO DEATH THAT THAT DAY HAS ARRIVED! And that is what ‘Critical Race Theory’ is actually trying to PREVENT!comment imagecomment image

wheatietoo

But nothing is happening…
I found these in a thread by @We_Have_Risen:
https://twitter.com/We_Have_Risen/status/1299604103774035968?s=20
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These stories have gotten very little mention in the MSM.
I wonder why.
🤔

wheatietoo

This is also interesting…if it’s true:
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Dora

Glenn Beck offers humble mea culpa for initial opposition to Trump: ‘I feel truly horrible for the things I said’
Blaze TV founder and conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck posted a stunningly honest apology to fans and to President Donald Trump for his opposition to a candidate he initially believed had no shot at the White House and was wrong for the country.
“I am feeling so humbled this week. I feel truly horrible for the things I said and believed in 2016 about @realDonaldTrump. I believed the worst politically, which he proved me wrong at almost every turn. In the most dramatic cases (life/Israel/China/authoritarian),” Beck said to open a lengthy Twitter thread.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/28/glenn-beck-offers-humble-mea-culpa-for-initial-opposition-to-trump-i-feel-truly-horrible-for-the-things-i-said-965534

Dora

Dora
bakocarl

How does this square with the Absentee Ballot campaign???

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL! Ask Trump! His son is calling me, and he’s emailing and texting, saying “ABSENTEE IS THE SAFE ALTERNATIVE!” 😀

Gudthots

Our POTUS has spoken about this.
IIRC, absentee has safeguards that mail-in does not.

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Saturday, August 29, 2020

“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
Matthew 10:39 (KJV)

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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

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patfrederick

Happy Saturday Duchess!
hope you have a pleasant and Blessed Day!

duchess01

Hey, Patty!!! Sorry I am late – had to mow the back 40 – Hope you are having a peaceful, calm day thus far.
God Bless Your Day, too!!! HUGS!!!

patfrederick

HUGS to you too!
i’m going to out to weedeat and clean up a couple of birch trees that toppled in the high winds we had the last few nights…they were slowly being pecked to death by the wood peckers…but now they’re all over the yard.

duchess01

Made a mess in our yard, too – huge branch down at the edge of our property – barely got it out of the way so I could mow – maintenance guy will have to chop it to bits – winds were not too bad here – but, made a mess just the same – don’t have enough work to do – I guess.
Happy weeding – prolly won’t get to mine today – but, it is not going anywhere – lol

patfrederick

hoping to get it own before it rains!

duchess01

Me, too – going to be harder to keep up if grass gets too high – or the weeds crowd the flowers – got one small garden done – much more to go – nbd – little by little it will get done – got a spit of rain – lol

patfrederick

i flushed out about 6 different sizes and colors of frogs/toads (?) while i was weed eating…lol

duchess01

Oh, Good Lord – hiding in plain sight – LOL

duchess01

Wow!!! Windy here – threat of rain all day – got a spit – but, that is about it – cool and comfortable, tho’ – feels more like fall than summer – not complaining – mind you.

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🦋🦋🤸‍♀️😍💪😍🤸‍♀️🦋🦋

duchess01

Thanks, Butterfly!!! Got muscle? Ooooo…

Dora
patfrederick

more MASK INSANITY!
I spent the better part of yesterday making “bell covers” for my granddaughter’s school band–because some Karens were concerned that the wind section would be blowing their germs all over the string section or the percussion section…
so someone made a pattern for these covers (basically masks for instruments) in sizes for flutes to trombones so the wind sections could participate. (my granddaughter plays the sax)

Cuppa Covfefe

Well the KARENS have no idea about how wind instruments work. And brass, probably, as well.
First off, unless all the keys are pressed down, woodwinds pass air through the open holes. Whether or not much saliva or any virii would pass through is not terribly likely, just as if the instrument were totally stopped down.
As for the brass instruments, not all of them blow outward. The trumpets have been known to kill mallards in flight (cf Garrison Keillor’s “Young Lutheran’s Guide To The Orchestra”), but music stands in front of them tend to reduce the damage, decibel level, and “humidity” nearby. Baritone and Tuba point upwards, with a lower static pressure as their bells are relatively large. French horns point rearward, usually leaving only the percussionists at risk, and, hey, they’re a dime a dozen, or? (N.B. Percussionists are at the back of most, if not all groups (except drum and bungle corps), and that with good reason. Only the French horns would project anything in their direction).
Except in a jazz band, clarinets, oboes, English horns blow pretty much downward. Contra-bassoons, basset horns, and all except soprano sax point upward, but at the level of the music stands. Similarly, flutes and piccolos have an intervening music stand between them and their neighbors in front and in back.
Add to that the reduction in airflow caused by the “masks”, and the damping to avoid dampening will likely make music-making a suboptimal experience, just to keep the scientifically illiterate KARENS happy.
Next they’ll want to plug the f-holes of the string instruments, just because… Idjiots… And what do they think about what exits the brass instruments when they drain their spit valves????? Pretty lethal stuff, that… And the double-reeds can probably just drink the Vodka they soak their spare reeds in to stay safe 😀
(musician and engineer here, so this makes me angry on a number of levels)…

patfrederick

well since these are middle school kids, I hope the vodka soaked reeds aren’t an issue…lol
But thanks for this explanation! gonna copy it and send it in an email to my daughter!!

Cuppa Covfefe

Here’s “A Young Lutheran’s Guide To The Orchestra”, by Garrison Keillor (I HATE his politics, but his writing, especially in this case, is hilarious). It’s on the “wayback machine”, but there’s an orchestral version that’s on YouTube, and an audiobook as well.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150612014848/http://www.neufie.com:80/pent/class/sample1.htm
(N.B. The heading “Trombone” somehow is not highlighted…).
Here’s what he has to say about the brass section (talk about large volumes of air, etc.):

Let’s be clear about one thing about the brass section. The rest of the orchestra wishes the brass were playing in another room. So does the conductor. His back is toward you so that you can’t see what he’s saying to them but what he’s saying is, “Would you mind taking that thing outside?”
The brass section is made up of men who were at one time in the construction trades. They went into music because the hours are better and there’s less dust. They’re heavy dudes and that’s why composers wrote so few notes for them. Because after they play, you can’t hear for a while.
The tuba player is normally a stocky, bearded guy whose hobby is plumbing. The only member of the orchestra who bowls over 250 and gets his deer every year and changes his own oil. In his locker downstairs, he keeps a pair of lederhosen for free-lance jobs. Anyway, there’s only one tuba in the bunch and he’s it.

😀

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And while we’re picking on the brass, here’s what he has to say about trumpets (I can confirm this and the tuba, too 🙂 )…
Trumpet
The trumpet is the brass instrument you imagine as Christian, thinking of Gideon and Gabriel, and then you meet one in real life, and you realize how driven these people are.
They don’t want to wear black tie; they want to wear capes and swords and tassels; they want to play as loud as they can and see mallards drop from the ceiling. Of the people who’ve keeled over dead at orchestra concerts, most of them were killed by a long trumpet passage. And most of them were glad to go.

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Here’s 12 Germans who can play pianissississississimo 🙂 (Berliner Phil cellists, Faure Pavane):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJIvffQYPA
(to paraphrase Einstein, as soft as possible, but no softer 🙂 )…..

patfrederick

LOL…

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Yep, The KARENS put me in a pretty VIOL mood, but I don’t FRET too much about it, as that would be a BRIDGE too far, and they’re just a bunch ot NUTS anyway. They’d be better off reciting TUBA or not TUBA… then again, they’d just be too KEYED up with their cheap TRILLS and rancid CORK GREASE, PADding their illicit no-FUNds… When ROSIN up and down the street, I suspect that ARCO is too expensive for them, being unable to do things in MODERATO. Indeed, they know not that ALLA BREVE is the soul of wit.
Finally, as my friends Dal Segno and Al Fine asked me, “What’s the difference between a violin and a viola?”
“The viola burns longer…”
“Wnat’s a violin good for then?”
“Lighting up a viola”
“What do a violist’s fingers have in common with lightning?”
“They never strike the same place twice”…
(same joke goes for oboe and clarinet 😉 )…

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Oops, meant what’s an oboe good for, lighting up a clarinet…
Now, I wonder if they’ll still have Octubafest this year???

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Yep. That’s how one of the greatest bandleaders got his start…
Lawrence Elk….
(I had/passed out of all the “methods” classes for K-12 instruments as a requirement way back when. Oboe (despite the tasty reeds 😀 hic ) was a challenge, as it always sounded like a duck getting stepped on when I played it. Hmmm. Maybe the Vodka would work as an accelerant…)…

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Ahhh, using the trill keys again to do a Boehming run 😎
Hopefully it isn’t Buffeting too much, as that would be too Klosé for comfort…