Cover image: “Death of Tecumseh” from the Frieze of History by Constantino Brumidi in the Capitol Rotunda (Architect of the Capitol)
It’s late and there is a lot swirling right now. Put all current happenings not involving the Stop the Steal rally in Washington on Wednesday in the comments. There will be more threads for that coming up.
In the meantime:
Have you ever heard of this one?
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.
Guidelines for posting and discussion on this site were outlined by our host, WolfM00n. Please, review them from time to time.
The discourse on this site is to be CIVIL – no name calling, baiting, or threatening others here is allowed. Those who are so inclined may visit Wolf’s other sanctuary, the U-Tree, to slog it out with anyone who happens to still be hanging out there.
This site is a celebration of the natural rights endowed to humans by our Creator as well as those enshrined in the Bill of Rights adopted in the founding documents of the United States of America. Within the limits of law, how we exercise these rights is part of the freedom of our discussion.
Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:
- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
And Auntie DePat’s requests as we are all, ahem, adults, not kids like the two boys in the family room fighting over the remote:
If you see something has not been posted, do us all a favor, and post it. Please, do not complain that it has not been done yet.
Please, check the CURRENT page, at least, of posts for the item you have to bring to the tree. It may well have been posted previously. Twinsing can’t usually be helped, but for Q-Treepers pressed for time, all efforts to keep the current page, at least, repeat free will prevent additional comments that call for the scroll wheel.
The scroll wheel on your mouse can be your friend. As mature adults, please use it here in the same manner you would in avoiding online porn.
Thank you so much for any and all attention to such details. It is GREATLY appreciated by more than one party here.
From this past week, January 1, on the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
22The LORD said to Moses, 23“Say to Aaron and his sons, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, 24The LORD bless you and keep you: 25The LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: 26The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 27“So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”
And in song:
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.