Dear KAG: 20201222 Open Thread

Cover image: Washington Crossing the Delaware by George Caleb Bingham, oil on canvas, 1856-71, Chrysler Museum of Art. Full image:

So…what do we think…ARE WE THERE YET?

Yeah, I don’t think we’re there yet, either, so in the meantime….

Remember what happened on the Fourth of July in Los Angeles where the local “authorities” told the people to essentially stand down, and just not celebrate, especially with fireworks?

We the People decided to flip a symbolic bird to the establishment.

And now that the powers that wanna be are flexing their…uh, well, I guess those are biceps, given the Porkulous Part Deux just passed, they seem to think we don’t see the money they are awarding themselves and leaving the peasants to starve…We the People are taking their message of “let’s cancel Christmas” and essentially telling them to shove it.

In this writer’s hometown, for the first time in memory, all live Christmas trees are sold out all over town AND HAVE BEEN FOR DAYS. We lucked out in that the lot where we buy ours was unloading a fresh shipment of trees the day we went to buy. In addition to the real pine trees now in living rooms across the Bi-State, outdoor lights are hung, tickets and reservations for Church services are sold out in many places….

It’s as if the people took XVII to heart with the last drop.

And now, many out on the fruited plain are trying to get the American spirit even more jump started.

How did your mask strike go?

We can pretty much all agree the powers that wannabe did this:

To prevent a repeat of history:

So…what do a bunch of music composers write when it was really hot outside before air conditioning existed, and they were trying to think of things that were really cold? A classic, that’s what.

And a reminder to take the pledge:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

And now for the nitty gritty of the Q Tree 5 minute, stand up, Tuesday morning meeting version of the Daily Thread.


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Today, we celebrate two of the most consequential women in Scripture:

1 SAMUEL 2:1, 4-8

1Hannah also prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation. 4The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength. 5Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. 6The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. 7The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts. 8He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and on them he has set the world.

LUKE 1:46-56

46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” 56And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.

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Wolf Moon

This guy has channels everywhere, but he just added one on GabTV.

Adding a line afterwards for no real reason…..

Last edited 1 year ago by Wolf Moon

Wolf….. again, this one does not work for me.

Wolf Moon

OK – this is just an mp4 video presented “as is”.

And this one is not working for me, either!

Wolf Moon

Correction – it was a full embed-code example. Simply didn’t work because of a “key mismatch”.

Wolf Moon

One thing you can do is click on the green gab logo – it will take you to the working video page!


I just clicked on the gab ion, and it played fine or me.

Wolf Moon

Yes, that seems like the best workaround when these gab videos don’t play.


Meanwhile once you get it to play you can’t skip around on the video until… until you watch the commercial. Then you can skip around. Which I guess is okay, just never saw that before.

Wolf Moon

Interesting! Yeah, I never noticed that, either. I’ve seen the starting ad thing, but not this aspect.

Wolf Moon

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