Dear KAG: 20210302 Open Thread

Cover image: Summer Breeze by Robert Reid.

Today I would like to bring up confirmation bias and unrealistic expectations that arise from them.

First a quick explanation of what confirmation bias is:

Confirmation bias, a phrase coined by English psychologist Peter Wason, is the tendency of people to favor information that confirms or strengthens their beliefs or values, and is difficult to dislodge once affirmed.[2] Confirmation bias is an example of a cognitive bias.

Confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) has also been termed myside bias.[Note 1] “Congeniality bias” has also been used.[3]

Confirmation biases are effects in information processing. They differ from what is sometimes called the behavioral confirmation effect, commonly known as self-fulfilling prophecy, in which a person’s expectations influence their own behavior, bringing about the expected result.[4]

Some psychologists restrict the term “confirmation bias” to selective collection of evidence that supports what one already believes while ignoring or rejecting evidence that supports a different conclusion. Others apply the term more broadly to the tendency to preserve one’s existing beliefs when searching for evidence, interpreting it, or recalling it from memory.[5][Note 2]

Confirmation bias is a result of automatic, unintentional strategies rather than deliberate deception.[6][7] Confirmation bias cannot be avoided or eliminated entirely, but only managed by improving education and critical thinking skills.

Confirmation bias is a broad construct that has a number of possible explanations, namely: hypothesis-testing by falsification, hypothesis testing by positive test strategy, and information processing explanations.

Essentially, when looking at the movement which swept so many of us up in the last three years, now that things are looking sour on the surface, confirmation bias, and judging without a full picture of information is threatening to divide the movement. In many ways, it already has.

I won’t elaborate on that point. But, I will say rather emphatically, that this movement, this Make America Great Again throwing off the chains that bind economic expansion, industrial might and the draining of the swamp is just part of the puzzle in the fight. There’s a lot more out there, particularly when it comes to the self-perpetuation of corruption in governments around the world. That has to be rooted out so that we don’t find ourselves in this position again. Just because we don’t see it happening, doesn’t mean it isn’t.

It is bigger than any one person, or one group of people, and is going to take the efforts of those who are selfless in the fight and who stick to their guns IN the fight rather than allowing the human condition to interfere.

We are all where God needs us in this effort, including those who do not believe. Their disbelief forces those of us who do to sharpen our apologetics and to learn more than was taught us.

It also forces many of us to diversify our information sources and to be always on the lookout for tidbits that help the puzzle come together.

That being said, the epicenter of hopium – a single, VERY connected individual who likes classic, fast sport cars, and has led a very interesting life – held a summit of sorts last weekend. He talks about it at length in an interview with yet another of the diverse hopium channels, and in the first ten minutes drops a bombshell about President Donald Trump that, if it’s true, lends another tidbit to the notion that REALPOTUS was spotted for the job decades ago, and was coached by a late former president as to how the Deep State and the swamp were going to try to take him down…DECADES ago. If it’s true, that little factoid is a stunner.

There are other podcasts that talk about insider intelligence of what happened in the last week. When the automated clearinghouse – the Federal Reserve’s ACH system – went down, there was a reason. It has not been announced to the general public, but one podcaster has a source that told him what happened, and it’s all good.

That podcaster, like the epicenter of hopium, is only as good as his sources. At this point, we have no idea what is being put out as purposeful disinformation to get the other side to react.

The thing is, there have to be a lot of sources to get a complete picture. Those guys know that and put it out for all to see, and you don’t ever know where that one piece of information that ties everything together is going to surface.

Searching out sources to reinforce what we already think about the whole situation is not going to get to the whole truth. None of it is going down then way any of us thought it would. We simply don’t know the breadth and depth of what is being fought.

And we’re not going to, either, until it’s all over.

That’s my buck-fifty on the confirmation bias that’s tearing much of the movement apart.

Just a reminder:

Of course, this does not mean committing felonies, but standing up to the forces that want to tear this nation – and humanity apart. The very people XVII told us will be destroyed by the time this movie comes to an end are currently roaming the halls of power…supposedly. It’s a sickening sight.

And now for something completely different.

Your weekly 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.

Ahem.

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The readings and reflection below are not from today, Tuesday, March 2, but from yesterday. In contemplating the words written above, these selections are more meaningful.

DANIEL 9:4-10

4I prayed to the LORD, my God, and confessed, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments! 5We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws. 6We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land. 7Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the countries to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you. 8O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you. 9But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! Yet we rebelled against you 10and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God, to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.

LUKE 6:36-38

36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Listen with an Open Heart

Our family had dinner together every night when I was growing up. I remember my father listening to everything about our days with interest – and always with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. We freely shared everything because there was never and judgement or criticism frim my father.

Now, I look back on this memory with different eyes; he was a human resources manager. I can only imagine every thing that happened to him during the workday! But I also remember that he never really mentioned himself; the focus was on interacting with us.

In today’s Gospel. Jesus tells his disciples: stop judging and you will not be judged. The only way to stop judging is to truly listen to others, to really hear them, without imposing our own thoughts or perspectives. To “stop judging” is the very foundation of empathy, and my father exemplified this at work and at home.

Like my father, when we listen we open our hearts to those around us. And as we prepare ourselves to let go of our own point of view, we are better able to hear what God is really saying to us in our lives.

Reflection based on Luke 6: 36-38 by Regina Lawlor Andrews, the Magnificat Lenten Companion, 2021

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

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pgroup2

First tonight? Now to go read the post.

Wolf Moon

You definitely have a bias toward first post, but I have a bias toward first like!

Wolf Moon

First comment. Whatever!  😉 

pgroup2

Well, I have a bias in favor of this blog and DP has confirmed it. 😉

cthulhu

For generations over centuries, women would talk about children “just sprouting up” and growing overnight. When modern medicine got rolling, this was all ascribed to “old wives’ tales”…..

Then, IIRC in the 90s, someone measured it.

Turns out that kids go along, gaining body mass, organizing their bodies and improving their skills. Then, they start getting a little cranky for a couple of days — and will grow maybe 1/4” taller literally overnight.

It’s not that things weren’t happening when all appeared calm, and it’s not like the growth spurts could occur in a vacuum. But the models all said everything happens all at once in smooth progression.

Those models were obviously wrong.

I see MAGA — and the Cabal’s treason — as currently being in “quiet times”. What is happening today is by-and-large invisible to the outside observer. We are only 40 days into this reign of abomination….we may yet be surprised by events.

pgroup2

Very profound. No sarc for this one.

Wolf Moon

Agreed! It’s a real growth model!

Chris

Blessings your way DP, for answering the calling.

jamcooker

One of your best yet.

TheseTruths

This post is a good reminder that we have to have balance while looking at information. Being aware of the concept of confirmation bias, as well as how it might be affecting us, is so important. At the same time, there is interesting information out there. While it’s probably wise not to hang on every word, there is more going on in this world than we know.

jamcooker

Hehehe. Pretty awesome, huh!

cthulhu

OK, so……looking for GrandmainTexas lab results for her feline…..

grandmaintexas

Hey. He goes in tomorrow, or rather this morning, first thing.

I will let you know when I find out lab results.

cthulhu

Okey-dokey. And snag those previous lab results, too.

Let’s fix your furry friend up!

grandmaintexas

Ok. I’m ready for this to be fixed for good. He pees in the tub and in corners and all over the dirty laundry when he gets these things.

cthulhu

You could fix that right quick by just leaving him outside.

Let’s fix the problem to be fixing the problem, not just to avoid symptoms.

grandmaintexas

The coyotes would have him for a snack.

cthulhu

Mind you, that would also fix the symptoms…..let’s get those labs, and review some of previous suggestions, and get your fuzzy boy shaped-up and flying right, so he can be a happy cat and you can be a happy owner.

cthulhu

Side note — the first death jokes in the Alice books are when Alice is talking to Humpty-Dumpty:

‘Seven years and six months!’ Humpty Dumpty repeated thoughtfully. ‘An uncomfortable sort of age. Now if you’d asked my advice, I’d have said “Leave off at seven”—but it’s too late now.’

‘I never ask advice about growing,’ Alice said indignantly.

‘Too proud?’ the other inquired.

Alice felt even more indignant at this suggestion. ‘I mean,’ she said, ‘that one can’t help growing older.’

One can’t, perhaps,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘but two can. With proper assistance, you might have left off at seven.’

cthulhu

Epstein didn’t leave off at 66 himself!

grandmaintexas

Ha! It would, but he’s almost my favorite, though I swear I don’t have favorites. 😉

Yes! Looking forward to his getting better.

scott467

“Ha! It would, but he’s almost my favorite, though I swear I don’t have favorites.”

___________

The favorites always know.

I was my Grandma’s favorite. She tried to hide it, but she wasn’t very good at it 😁

grandmaintexas

Bet she was a good Grandma. 👵

scott467

Yes she was, I miss her and still think about her often 🙂

cthulhu

My closest memories of my grandma were when she was in San Diego (my grandparents crossed the continent six times). One memory was when she made vanilla icing using tablespoons instead of teaspoons. It was a little strange, but very nice.

Another time, my entire family was visiting, and she’d left a pan of grease on a hot burner. I smelled the smoke first, but my dad jumped up and dashed in the kitchen, opened the kitchen door to the front, and threw the pan out onto the sidewalk. Had there been anyone walking their dog on the sidewalk, they could have been napalmed.

grandmaintexas

Okay. Diagnosis is now cystitis. Different vet…this one has been in practice for 35 years. Said it was not too common for males to have UTIs. I got one number out of her, which was his gravity…1060. Not good but she said he is healthy otherwise.

So, steroid to help with inflammation and then diet change.

When I got him home I opened up a can of salmon and he drank about 2 ounces of the juice and ate a little meat.

Vet suggested Royal Canin food at a whopping $89 for 5 pounds of food. 🙄

So, the upshot is that he needs lots more liquids. She said very little blood in urine so unless he stops eating he should get better on a wet diet….which he already has partially.

Fingers crossed.

cthulhu

That would presumably be “urine specific gravity”, with a result of 1.060.

For humans, “If you have a specific gravity of urine under 1.030, it means you are still within the normal range. Discussing specific gravity units with your doctor can help give you a better understanding of what is and is not acceptable.In order to understand urine concentrations, just think about how much darker your urine looks if you haven’t had anything to drink for some time. Urine specific gravity levels will be lower if your urine is lighter and you are well hydrated. It is important to keep in mind that precise measurement of urine concentration can’t be determined by just looking at the color.

High urine specific gravity can be an indication that you have extra substances in your urine—these substances could be glucose, bilirubin, red blood cells, white blood cells, crystals, bacteria, or even protein. Some conditions allow proteins to pass through the filters in kidneys, producing protein in the urine. Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, Berger’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, and lupus can cause elevated levels of protein in the urine.

Abnormal or increased urine specific gravity tests can be the result of many different health issues. Below we outline various causes—some are common, while others are rare:

  • Dehydration
  • Addison’s disease
  • Heart failure
  • Shock
  • Glucosuria
  • Renal arterial stenosis
  • SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion)

cthulhu

I’m somewhat miffed that the vet is playing keepaway with lab results.

I think Wolf’s recommendations from yesterday look pretty good.

grandmaintexas

Yeah, that’s what the vet told me in a roundabout way. You explained it better.

cthulhu

Let’s hydrate your fuzzy friend a bit and monitor where he goes. Wolf’s suggestions from a while back look good. Let’s do some changes and check back in a couple.

grandmaintexas

I’m on it. Vet pooh-poohed fish oil, but said it wouldn’t hurt. Did say canned food and water from the cans of fish and chicken. My cats love salmon, tuna, chicken, and even chub. Not fish everyday, so chicken in between.

I’m going tobhave to take up the kibble at night so they are good and hungry in the morning.

Also will pick up the less expensive kibble for urinary track health.

cthulhu

Still concerned about sugar in the output (diabetes) — someone commented about obligate carnivores and they weren’t wrong. But there is a lot of good that can happen with a shift in diet.

Keep us posted, or we’ll start to fret.

grandmaintexas

I will! 👍

CMinTN

Mine did on the door rugs when she had it before. Good luck! You know it drives the poor things nuts too. Mine was very vocal about it. 😳

grandmaintexas

Yeah, he wants to be petted constantly.

jamcooker

Yeah, he’s not feeling good.

grandmaintexas

Vet visit notes above. 😀

Wolf Moon
Chris

everybody knows,
jo biden didn’t win.

Sylvia Avery

DPat great and timely reminder. TY

cthulhu

Howya doin’ tonight?

Sylvia Avery

Ok. Just waiting on a midnight bandage change. 💝💝💝

cthulhu

Feeling any better?

Sylvia Avery

Yes thankfully.

cthulhu

Then our thoughts and prayers are being answered. Good to know.

Sylvia Avery

Oh yes. This was a bit of a miracle.

cthulhu

It is scary fast once it gets going.

pgroup2

Hey you! I still have no idea what happened to you and what happened to you once you went into the hospital.

Give a friend a quick summary.

Sylvia Avery

Flesh eating bacteria. Admitted through the ER by a vigilant doc whose gut told him something more was going on. He sent me for a CT scan instead of sending me home. Emergency surgery that night. All of the docs on this huge team believe they caught it just in the nick of time.

Can’t type much. IV limits movement. But I’m getting better every day. 💝💝♥

cthulhu

That is nasty, vicious, dangerous stuff. You are very lucky.

When the Fiancee got bent, we spent a couple of weeks hanging around the Kuakini Medical Center on Oahu. They use the chamber for DCS……and flesh-eating bacteria (hyperbaric oxygen). Heard a lot of “behind the scenes” stories about it.

Sylvia Avery

I wonder why they havent used it on me. Another question for the doc

cthulhu

I’d guess because you’re nowhere near a chamber.

The Kuakini chamber is really, really nice — it’s like a small airplane cabin. You could actually arrange to do surgical/medical procedures inside — and there’s a side airlock which is practically a chamber in in itself. Most hyperbaric chambers are more like large coffins.

Sylvia Avery

Ugh! I think we have one though but I’m a bit claustro.

cthulhu

Also, it should be noted that our time at the chamber was 25 years ago. Spraying it with Miracle Goo may be the more refined method of treatment.

cthulhu

Mind you, once we heard some of them, we were like….”could you use a little more bleach to disinfect this place???”

cthulhu

The doc needs some sort of bonus. This stuff is really very, very, very rare…..and takes off very, very, very quickly.

Sylvia Avery

He kind of had the sweats. He was going to send me home with an antibiotic and hot soaks for four days. He was so relieved he listened to his gut. Not as much as I was though
😳😳😳

cthulhu

Yeah, this crap can move like an inch an hour. Four days would have been very, very bad. Even sleeping overnight would have been very, very bad.

Sylvia Avery

I know. I still can’t believe it. Talk about dodging a bullet.

cthulhu

Bandage change done? Going ni-ni?

Sylvia Avery

Yes. Time for a little sleep.

cthulhu

Sleep well, our cherished lady of the singing shovel. Dream happy dreams and heal. May your morning bring you refreshment, comfort, renewed strength, and knowledge that your friends-in-a-box are praying for you, and God seems to be receiving these prayers with favor.

scott467

“He was going to send me home with an antibiotic and hot soaks for four days. He was so relieved he listened to his gut.”

_____________

Probably saw your shovel, and that made him think twice. 😉👍

Sylvia Avery

😜♥♥♥

CMinTN

Glad you are on the mend!

Shebythesea

God give you strength! That’s a very scary thing to go through…take care, thankful Doctors on to it.
🌺🌸

Sylvia Avery

♥♥♥

gil00

Good doctor….cared enough to use his instincts. I am very happy youve got attentive mds. You will be carefully monitored for a long time, even when out. But youre here!

Chris

Prayers sent Sylvia.

Aubergine

Glad to hear you are ok! I didn’t know what happened, either, somehow I missed it. Wow. God is great. Blessings!

cthulhu

Just as a casual aside, I went to Walmart today. I don’t go very often, and I’m frequently amazed (and just as frequently disturbed) by things I see. In no particular order….

55″+ Ultra 4K TVs for less than $500.

The entire sock aisle is in locked cabinets. And not a great selection.

In their house brand, packaging two micro-SD cards per one adapter.

A digital camera advertising 20 megapixels for about $35.

An employee pointing out a discarded wrapper from a stolen item.

The most ineffective cashier I have seen in a while — wanted to feel every item, then cram as much stuff as possible into bags. Had the impression they weren’t real good with spatial relationships.

A bunch of chromebooks (are they still a thing?).

cthulhu

And panties are not? Hmmm….

Valerie Curren

can’t keep people from those emergency face masks!

gil00

Those are what get stolen. Btw, walmart is discontinuing selling dvds or blurays in stores.
They are going online only. I confirmed with my local bc weve been picking up movies every couple weeks since theyre not too expensive. They deleted most of the family films first.

The reason is millennials want to stream. Course the millennial who helped me understood when i complained little kids like discs, streaming doesn’t work for everyone, without a hard copy the film can be deleted or altered by your service, etc.

Aubergine

Those are the things the homeless steal.

cthulhu

On the subject of “Chromebooks a thing?” — Woot has a whole bunch of refurb’d Chromebooks on the cheap.

suzyqster58

I noticed yesterday the our Walmart has all the KY and other assorted lubricants under lock and key. I was thinking well that’s interesting. big time lube thefts happening? some kind of sex circle in my little town going on? I laughed and just shook my head and moved on down the isle.

gil00

They lock up everything now. The makeup and facial section is arranged with its own entrance and separate cashier within the store. You have to pay first if you want to get anything.

gil00

Here its bc of the state laws essentially making theft not a crime. They lose 1000s a month.

cthulhu

You’re oversimplifying — thefts of less than $950 at any one time will not be researched or prosecuted. You could walk into the same store six times in one day and take $800 of merchandise each time and will not receive so much as a ticket.

gil00

You are right. And its awful.

singularzoe

Well, most seem to be off-line. Good morning. Sorry not to have been here when friends were online. Sylvia, so thankful you are beating the flesh-eating bacteria. So glad you had a good doc who knew wht he was doing. Good morning to all, and Biden didn’t win. D.P. I agree things are happening behind the that we can’t see.

cthulhu

Great to have you here, Zoe. And congrats, again, for saying what needed to be said on Rush’s show.

grandmaintexas

Wonderful post, DP. Thank you. I always come away with some inspiration and assurance.

Valerie Curren

This tweet was deleted so may be worth reviewing…
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Dept. of Resource reDistribution . gov
@NOTDumPhuk
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Article on Healthimpactnews dot com

https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1366384349495635977

Here is the site mentioned in the tweet

https://healthimpactnews.com/

Their top article

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/death-rates-skyrocket-in-israel-following-pfizer-experimental-covid-vaccines/

& the source article for the images above, I believe

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/annual-flu-deaths-scam-unwittingly-exposed-and-replaced-by-the-covid-deaths-scam/

someone already archived the article above & that version it’s easy to scroll through for many articles on vaccine associated deaths around the world…

https://web.archive.org/web/20210301004421/https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/annual-flu-deaths-scam-unwittingly-exposed-and-replaced-by-the-covid-deaths-scam/

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Valerie Curren

Not sure if the original tweet will still show via this re-tweet

Valerie Curren

wounded warriors
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Valerie Curren

Never go Full Commie!

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All American Girl
@AIIAmericanGirI
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Biden Ends Order Requiring Classical Architecture for Federal Buildings https://breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/01/joe-biden-revokes-trumps-order-requiring-classical-architecture-for-federal-buildings/… @BreitbartNews
#AAG #AAG2020
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1366560674646798344/DPsJTh1x?format=jpg&name=small
Biden Ends Order Requiring Classical Architecture for Federal Buildings
President Biden has revoked Trump’s order that required federal buildings be constructed in the style of classical architectural codes.breitbart.com

henry

Oh boy! Eastern European Stalinist architecture coming to a city near you!

dull block and granite looks good patrushka…

Valerie Curren

no doubt 🙁

Valerie Curren

NASA image of Saturn!
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Cuppa Covfefe

Note the hexagon shape at the top… (the blue patch)….

Valerie Curren

I noticed that too, very curious for an object spinning on an axis. Any thoughts why?

SteveInCO

It’s a weird 6:1 resonance. They’ve known about it for a few years at least.

Valerie Curren

Thanks, Steve that’s new to me…

SteveInCO

Just watched a lecture series on the solar system, one or two episodes per planet.

It’s from 2019, and I saw a lot of stuff I hadn’t been aware of (it did talk about the hexagon). I did see the bit about the hexagon whenever it was it became public, though!

Valerie Curren

good for you, so much fascinating info, so little time. Real Life keeps intruding here…like meetings about my daughter’s wedding later this year 🙂

SteveInCO

Congratulations to her and the (prospective) groom!

Valerie Curren

Thanks Steve!

Valerie Curren

Gauguin painting
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Paul Gauguin
@artistgauguin
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Breton Woman with a Pitcher, 1888 #gauguin #paulgauguin

Valerie Curren

I’m guilty of being reared on cartoon classics too 🙂

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Jonah Goldberg

@JonahDispatch

This is just fantastic. But I think it’s missing Wagner’s famous “What’s Opera Doc?”
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Vincent Alexander
@NonsenseIsland
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THREAD: Lots of us learned classical music from watching old cartoons, so I’m going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up.

One of the most recognizable is Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,” performed by those great piano virtuosos Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry.
Show this thread

Could be a fun thread to check out 🙂

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Laura McCarten
@LMcCarten
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Replying to @JonahDispatch
This has to be some of the best stuff I’ve ever come across on Twitter.

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Cuppa Covfefe

I like the part where Bugs is playing and the phone (conveniently on the piano) rings. He answers it “Franz Liszt? Never hoid of him! ” and hangs up….

The clever creativity (indeed, genius) shown in those cartoons is far, far beyond any of the putrid, perverted, palaver produced today. Even the promo films as exemplified by “Hollywood Steps Out” (WB) and some of the Looney Tunes Classics series are incomparable.

Now, it seems all Hollywaste can do is (horrid) remakes, sequels, and prequels, as their ChiCom masters only know how to copy, but not create anything new. Much like THEIR master, Satan, (as shown by their mascot, the Dragon)…..

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Cuppa Covfefe

That’s great! Both for the local symphonies, and the folks that get to see them and the wonderfully creative cartoons, neither of which many children would probably see today (at least live).

Ironic, too, being reminiscent of how silent movies had live music (usually a pianist or an organist) accompanying them. Also interesting how some of the great organs of the past were theatre organs. I know that at least a couple of the Fox Theatres had them (I think the one in Oakland, CA had one – not sure if it’s still there, with the denoument of Oakland, no thanks to Moonbeam Brown)…

SteveInCO

Oddly reminiscent of how they do movie soundtracks. The movie plays on a screen as they play the score, presumably so the conductor can time things, or rather, see how he’s timing things.

Valerie Curren

great points!

Valerie Curren

twitter savagery for those who took the blue pill 😉
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Taylor Day
@TABYTCHI
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When you go to the hospital for an erection that lasts longer than four hours, the doctor just shows you this picture

henry

Yes, but has this been tested using kameltoe’s runt of her litter?

Valerie Curren

LOL litter box you mean?

Cuppa Covfefe

What just went through my mind is:

Hello Muddah,
Hello Faddah,
Here I am at
Camp Grenada
Life is very
Entertaining
And they say we’ll have some fun
If it stops raining…

(Allan Sherman, to the tune of “Dance of the Hours” from “La Giaconda”, IIRC)….

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Valerie Curren

hmmm no one wants to play spin the bottle w/ “Rachel” Levine the potato it!

Valerie Curren

China “sorry” for making Bidenazi’s bend over

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But they still recommend it for everyone else?
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China Says They’re Sorry for Forcing Members of the Biden Administration to Take Anal Swab COVID-19 Test
https://breaking911.com/china-apologizes-for-forcing-members-of-the-biden-administration-to-take-anal-swab-covid-19-test/…

Barb Meier

My older brother explained that it must be a very long anal probe for it to get from one’s anus to one’s sinuses.

Valerie Curren

Vlad the Impaler coming to mind now–ewww!

henry

Might have to circle back to that?

Cuppa Covfefe

Considering that the DEMONRATS all have their heads up their hineys, it might not be that long of a “journey” at all…..

Barb Meier

hahaha!!

CMinTN

😂😲

Valerie Curren

racial divide on vax “compliance”–white libs to eliminate selves from the equation in so many ways…
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Really incredible to compare this with the relative differences in tone about how these two groups are covered.
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Black vax hesitancy makes headlines, but the most reluctant group by far is white Republicans–a much larger group. https://axios.com/republicans-coronavirus-vaccine-hesitancy-023bf32f-3d68-4206-b906-4f701b87c39f.html…
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grandmaintexas

Unintended consequences…

grandmaintexas

Once the vaxx injuries start showing up in your local community, people will start to revolt. I wonder if that’s why the vaxx is so hard to get right now…

They are waiting for blowback and probably to assess the problems with the “therapy” itself.

Aubergine

That would still mean a third of people have a bad reaction. I doubt there’s even close to that many. If 5% of people have a really bad experience with the vaccine, that will pretty much do it for smart people. Dumb people will always just do what the “authorities” tell them to.

Dora

You tell ;him ladies!
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smiley2

on the other hand, imo, these sexual harassment allegations are taking attention away from cuomo’s criminality regarding his intentional “mishandling” of the nursing home seniors, resulting in their deaths…and the emotional damages incurred by their families.

while obnoxious, odious and offensive…and for which cuomo should be held accountable and sued and resign/be canned…the sexual allegations pale in comparison to what he did, intentionally, to the seniors in those nursing homes.

cuomo is a crude, uncouth, abusive little tyrant…everything he touches becomes tainted with his unfunny malignant personality.

but he must be held to the fire, relentlessly, for the crimes he committed against those innocent seniors & their families.

keep the spotlights on that.

let the bastard squirm under pressure for his disgusting sexual crap…

but do not let up on the senior abuse.

Coldeadhands

Let’s see…on the one hand we’ve got sexual harassment. On the other we’ve got mass murder…I think I would take flak for sexual harassment for months on end over the alternative.

pgroup2

Just a side note: normal people don’t have to endure EITHER one. 😎

Valerie Curren

Whoever shared this image before, I tweeted it out & it practically went “viral”, for the kind of numbers I usually see…
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bflyjesusgrl

🦋 😍 😍 🦋

Dora

Here we go. We taxpayers who were never slaves will have to pay reparations to people who also were never slaves. Makes sense? Only to a democrat!

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GA/FL

WHILE THEY IGNORE and facilitate every kind of CURRENT – ONGOING – MODERN DAY SLAVERY!!!!

SPIT.

Aubergine

If they give them one big lump sum, say $100,000, they will blow through it in six months and have nothing to show for it. Most will go bankrupt within a year or two. It’s just human nature. Look at the statistics on lottery winners.

singingsoul1

They will not give them a lump some they will give them a monthly pay for the rest of their lives oh wait they already get that? (S)
Yes I am in a ticket off mood because people who created slavery benefited from it are now making a country responsible. Actually the next generation who already is being dumped on.

singingsoul1

Yes democratic party needs to pay reparation. All those people who held slaves should also pay. I think it is unjust to ask people to pay who never had slaves whose family never had slaves. Those who benefited from slaves should pay.

The northern states should not they gave their lives in fighting to free the slaves.
The church I attendet was part of the railroad who saved escaping slaves. We have a hidden place in the church where they hid when authorities looked for them.

Again today democrats committing the same crime again with illegals. They are the modern slaves also those who are being brought here against their will have to work as sex slaves or on farms. We need to keep track who those people are so they too can pay reparation.

Dora

Dora

Sorry. I didn’t know the whole thing would post.

singingsoul1

Yes Nazis did it also Stalinists and Maonists and every other totalitarian regime did it.
Welcome to the totalitarian regime of the USA. Lets name the evil that has been allowed by all the republicans who did the wrong thing and then did nothing and got Biden into the WH. Nothing changes history keeps repeating itself.
GA officials, Pennsylvania officials, Nevada, Arizona Michigan republican officials all should be held responsible they did not do their job. Same with Pence the pretender but God is the judge.

Valerie Curren

Happy B-Day to Babylon Bee!

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Seth Dillon
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In the beginning—five years ago today—Adam Ford created The Babylon Bee. It was without form and void. Then Adam said “let there be church jokes,” and he saw that they were good. Then Seth bought the Bee and instantly turned it into a right-wing, Trump-loving hoax satire site.
8:33 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Dora

henry

Don’t know if we’ll ever get the true story about whether or not Trump wanted to use the IA and whether or not the military was or wasn’t on board for it?

But if those Stars are now on board for the horror happening to the NG in DC, and the new slaughter house rules going on in Syria…..

may they all eat shit and die slowly.

holly

And another one comes forward. There’s a picture.

A third woman came forward on Monday to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate sexual behavior, saying he grabbed and kissed her at a 2019 wedding.

Anna Ruch, 33, told the New York Times that the 63-year-old governor made unwanted advances toward her and planted an unsolicited kiss on her cheek at the reception in Manhattan.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/01/gov-cuomo-accused-of-making-unwanted-advances-at-wedding/

henry

I’m all in for re-opening the sex investigations on KavaNOT and ComeybackStabber.

Valerie Curren

continuing the “grand” tradition of accusing others of what you do–accusing Trump of election fraud!

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Fulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Trump and his allies for possible election fraud, the @ajc
has learned. #gapol
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Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury
Fulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury on Tuesday seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Donald Trump and some…ajc.com

singingsoul1

What a farce.

Valerie Curren

yup

Valerie Curren

explain this!
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GA/FL

Divorce, radical feminism, heresy, apostasy, rebellion, rejection of GOD’s binary male/female pattern in creation.

Valerie Curren

yes & more!

gil00

So…james dean was bisexual… with roddy mcdowell at a party in front of a group of people during a photo shoot, gay for pay to get into hollywood, in a s n m relationship with marlon brando.
When i found that out via various GAY sources I no longer have an affinity for him as masculine.

pgroup2

How close does one have to be to queers like that in order to get juicy gossip like that? Asking for a friend.

gil00

Research into careful corners. Dont click on pics…ever.

cthulhu

Actually, all you have to do is spend any time near one.

You have to actually have some sort of cordial relationship in order to get one to stop.

Valerie Curren

Thanks, Gil, that’s news to me…so those pics represent in vs out of the closet…not that scooter boy is necessarily gay, but he’s certainly Not a Man!

gil00

Sal mineo, james dean, natalie wood, all tragic considering they were so young. Hollywood has always been a bad violent depraved place. Only good is a fantasy.

Valerie Curren

so tragically true!

Cuppa Covfefe

Rebel without a pair?

(OK, off to my corner I go….)….

pgroup2

ROTFLMAO. One of your best. Kudos.

Valerie Curren

LOL!

Valerie Curren

MK Ultra on twitter
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singingsoul1

So the Nazis were everywhere doing their experiments on innocent people?
I am beginning to think it is not only a Nazi thing to do evil it is i all people but most of us chose God not evil . Deranged people seem to be everywhere this is so discussing.
This crap is worth fighting against also here are the churches fighting for those who are in camps in China? Everyone doing business with China has blood on their hands.

Valerie Curren

yes Singing, blinders keep being ripped off, even from the red-pilled!

singingsoul1

Lets pray that more and more people .

Valerie Curren

Amen!

Valerie Curren

vaccine scam exposed in 2009

https://twitter.com/i/status/1366708067103105025

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conspiracyguy
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Jane Bürgermeister – exposing Big Pharma and govs when they tried to pull off THE SCAM in 2009.

Valerie Curren

bird-brained turned on its head 🙂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1366638539560026113

pgroup2

That bird is a British crow. They have white & black feathers while US crows have all black feathers.

Crows are scary smart and would rule the world if socialism/communism becomes a global religion.

Valerie Curren

nice!

Valerie Curren

Robin Williams on Bye-Done still holds up…by the way was he “suicided” like Bourdain???

Valerie Curren

happy madness, as a reprieve 🙂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1366715441016573957

Valerie Curren

Sidney Powell unloads!
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Sidney Powell spent her entire career having faith in the American Judicial System… only to discover that the entire system is completely, irredeemably corrupt from top to bottom.

Valerie Curren

Yes, she is an amazing patriot & dynamo!

Henry

Guess only military tribunals can save us now??

Cuppa Covfefe

That might be the point behind all of this.

Justifies using them as a last, legitimate resort, when all normal avenues have proven to be corrupt…

singingsoul1

I do not think so. They are part of the problem thanks to Obama.

Valerie Curren

Well God could do a miracle if He would so choose!!!

Valerie Curren

Great Dad Stuff–Love This!!!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1366714945224601604

Valerie Curren

dems have no moral center on Anything apparently
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What is up is now down for the Ds. What is good is bad. It’s called insanity.

henry

Useless mouth breather….talk to “Dr.Levine” it can help you with your identity crisis.

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/john-brennan-im-embarrassed-to-be-a-white-male/

Cuppa Covfefe

All Bren-none is is a white fail…

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duchess01

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

duchess01

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duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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henry

Gonna make a t-shirt that says…

FREE THE BASTARDI!!!!

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/01/fringe-or-reasonable-bastardi-on-the-firing-line/

A recent E&E News article, “Fringe weatherman advised Abbott before deadly Texas storm” (February 25, 2021), is the latest marginalization job on a “climate science critic.” Author Scott Walderman begins his piece as follows:

Days before a historic snowstorm crippled his home state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) sought advice from an unusual source: Joe Bastardi, the go-to weather forecaster of Fox News host Sean Hannity.

The hit piece (against Bastardi, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and Abbott) goes downhill from there with ad hominem.

An important takeaway from the Great Texas Blackout is that weathermen and weatherwomen are the experts, not climate scientists whose warmer-winter predictions proved to be a great distraction.

It was supposed to be a warm 2020/2021 winter Texas-way, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Winter Outlook: Cooler North, warmer South with ongoing La Nina).

And winters in general are supposed to be warmer with less extreme cold events, according to climate models. As flagged by Bjorn Lomborg, all climate models predict fewer cold days and cold nights. He links to “Future extreme climate changes linked to global warming intensity” [Science Bulletin (December 30, 2017), where the authors state:

Based on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) daily dataset … under the Representative Concentration Pathways 8.5 (RCP8.5) scenario … [c]old extremes decreaseand warm extremes increase in a warmer world, and cold extremes tend to be more sensitive to global warming than the warm ones.

But, but … it’s global weirding, John Kerry and the MSM now insist, a catch-all phrase when global warming predictions result in anomalies. Lomborg’s tweet deserves the last word:

How is this science? Global warming is rebranded “global weirding.” CBS & Kerry wants you to believe climate change also leads to *colder* temperatures. Of course, convenient to blame everything on climate But wrong.

MAGA Mom

All of these are terrible and glad they are being brought to justice. However, these are not all recent cases.

I don’t have time to check them all but saw the Davidson County TN case and knew that was from over 15 yrs ago. (2005)
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1402657/posts

If that one is from 15 yrs ago and yet added to a list with the framing to make it seem that these are all recent then there are probably others that are added to the list to inflate #s so that it seems like “breaking news” and more happening on this issue than there is.

Why would they include a case from 15 yrs ago in this narrative? Weird!

Under President Trump there were many more prosecutions than under other Presidents – why not focus on current/recent cases?

Another example of trust but verify …
And if a “news” source creates a narrative ask Why? and is their narrative true if their evidence isn’t? And are they are trustworthy source if they do things such as this type of framing?

MAGA Mom

Checked a few more and so far none are recent or as the link put it: “A list of pedophiles became unsealed and here’s what’s been happening while you all were distracted”. Were they trying to imply this was recent and part of the sealed indictments we have been hearing about?

Democratic Illinois State Representative, Keith Farnham – case was from 2014 & he died in 2017

Democratic California Congressman, Tony Cárdenas – case from 2019, important to note he was never “indicted”/charged. It was a civil suit that was later dropped and seems to have been politically motivated smear. May have been true … but is not what the above quoted list intimates nor what it actually states.

Democratic activist, Andrew Douglas Reed – 2007

Democratic party leader for Victoria County, Texas, Stephen Jabbour, – 2011

Glad each and every one these people were caught and prosecuted … but they are not recent unsealed indictments.

Trust but verify …

SteveInCO

Sorry, this is misleading at best.

These cases are not recent. So this hasn’t been happening while we’ve been distracted.

(My first clue was Gerry Studds…which is decades old news.)

pgroup2

Sounds like fake news to me.

pgroup2

well connected anons = good story tellers

henry

Boris Johnson has turned out to be an utter disaster for England.
The UK can have him as their saviour.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/02/sister-flatulenta-of-the-breath-of-heaven/

Boris Johnson, ambitiously described as a Prime Minister, has flatulently tried and humiliatingly failed to persuade the Security Council of the Untied Nations that “Cloimate Chynge is a threat to our security”. That he should thus have wasted the first opportunity in three decades for Britain to chair the Security Council shows how poor is his judgment both about matters of science and about what does and does not constitute a threat to national and international security.

Does this look like a Prime Minister?

Sister Flatulenta of the Breath of Heaven, as Jacob Rees-Mogg calls him, delivered what the late Professor Sir Denis Page, the immensely grand Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge, used to describe in his lectures as a “gaseous halation”.

Boris hemmingly-hawingly whiffled and waffled that some would argue “all this – er – green stuff from a – ah – bunch of tree-hugging tofu-munchers” is not a suitable subject for a UN meeting, but “I couldn’t – um – disagree more profoundly”. He opined that the Security Council needed to “act on cloimate chynge to protect “global peace, security and stability”, and motherhood an’ apple pah an’ all.

“Whether you like it or not, it is a matter of when, not if, your country and your people will have to deal with the security impact of cloimate chynge.”

singularzoe

Thank you, CTHUlhu. Very kind. Hard not to be able to post in the replies, then I wonder if some have seen what I post to them.

henry

Wonder if that’s a dark blue dress?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/nyregion/cuomo-harassment-anna-ruch.html

Anna Ruch said she felt “uncomfortable and embarrassed” when Mr. Cuomo placed his hands on her face and asked to kiss her.

duchess01

HUMAN AND CHILD TRAFFICKING VERSUS UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN PROCESSING SYSTEMS?
march 2, 2021 the marshall report

https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2021/03/02/human-and-child-trafficking-versus-unaccompanied-children-processing-systems/

Conflicting messages like these are what make people go…”What the heck is going on?” The CEO of the US, Inc. had a virtual zoom call with the President of Mexico today. At the same time there was an unusual White House Press Conference where unaccompanied children were told to not try to cross the borders at this time because systems were not in place. These events followed President Trump’s speech yesterday at CPAC. I wonder if these unaccompanied children got the message? Who is with them it they are UNACCOMPANIED? I’m sure this makes sense, somehow. But, how?

Let’s start with the CEO of US, Inc. and his call to Mexico first...simply because it seems to set the stage.No….let’s start with what President Trump said first.

GA/FL

SPEAKING OF HOPIUM and unprovable surmisals, conjectures, theories…..

Thomas Wictor is still holding onto the assertion that ‘Trump is really in charge.’

https://social.quodverum.com/@ThomasWic/105812495998194932

At QV, no one dares to disagree….or else, like in the fairy tales, ‘they are never heard from again’…. Saul Montes-Bradley axes them off the site.

pgroup2

disagree = one minute past midnight for Cinderella.

Gingersmom2009

I’m axed. I stood my ground that Cruz/Margaritaville was a no common sense bone-headed move. It will be the same 30 people slapping each other on the back there, very shortly – while seeking donations. 🙄

That being said, I don’t disagree with Wictor. Or Juan.

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duchess01

Thank you, sincerely, for this post, DP – a great reminder of how easily we can get sucked into believing what we ‘hope’ to be true.

No doubt there is a battle going on – an age old battle between good and evil!

And yet – we frequently find ourselves reminding ourselves – if it is too good to be true – it probably is not true.

I find comfort in the fact that God is in charge – only He knows what is really going on.

duchess01

Oh, ok – understand – agree about the naysayers – true – we will not know until it is over – and even then – we might still be discussing how it all went down for years to come – and no – the enemy must not know what is coming until we are ‘over the target’ and there is no escape.

Gingersmom2009

https://gab.com/Catturd/posts/105819672984573591

New catturd video. Excellent, just a few seconds!

And great post by the way. 👍🏻 I have heard folks talking about that Las Vegas summit as well. And am part of the way through a video. You can’t always get what you want. 🎶

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pgroup2

I’m trying to remember – isn’t that Melania’s decorating scheme?

Gingersmom2009

Trump had that wallpaper installed – I remember because it’s from York Wallcoverings in York, PA. The print was discontinued and when they got a call from the WH they shut everything else down to run however many rolls were needed — the same day they got the call. Trump used a different rug.

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