DEAR MAGA: TGIF Open Thread 20220422

Time for a cocktail.

This my friends is a “Flying Dutchman.”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 fluid ounces gin 
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  • Step 1
  • Place 1 cup ice in an old-fashioned glass. Set aside. Combine gin, triple sec, and 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the prepared old-fashioned glass.

NOTE THAT ACTUAL FLIERS DO NOT IMBIBE WHILE FLYING.

Or the night before, either. My brother the Marine helicopter pilot says this. I believe him.

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Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 2481e5 No.10757382
Sep 23 2020 13:10:36 (EST)
https://nypost.com/2020/09/23/senate-report-links-hunter-biden-to-trafficking-ring/?
No media coverage?
Why?
The same people who control the media are the same people who are part of the evil and corrupt system?
SYSTEM OF CONTROL.
Crimes against Humanity.
You are not meant to think for yourself.
You are not meant to challenge their power [control].
Obey and accept.
Illusion of Democracy.
Illusion of Freedom.
Why does the media push division?
Why does the media incite violence?
Why does the media pit race v race?
Why does the media pit religion v religion?
Why does the media pit sex v sex?
Why does the media pit class v class?
Divided you are weak.
Divided you fight each other.
Divided you pose no threat to their system of control.

UNITY IS STRENGTH.
UNITY IS POWER.
UNITY IS HUMANITY.
Controlled media plays a major role in shaping the narrative(s) to keep you powerless [helpless] and asleep [unaware of truth].
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
ENEMY OF HUMANITY.
Q

And that system of control is working overtime to be sure that any alternative viewpoints are shut down as soon as they are presented. Sundance has a piece on that.

Former Intel Officials Want Efforts to Break Up Big Tech Stopped – Data Control and Retention of Social Media Partnership Is a National Security Imperative

Former Obama era intelligence officials, those who helped construct, organize and assemble the public-private partnership between intelligence data networks and supported social media companies, have written a letter to congress warning that any effort to break up Big Tech (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, Microsoft, etc.) would be catastrophic for the national security system they have created.

[READ LETTER HERE]

Citing the information control mechanisms they assembled, vis-a-vis the ability of social media networks to control and approve what is available for the public to read and review, the intelligence officials declare that any effort to break up the private side of the intel/tech partnership will only result in less ability of the intelligence apparatus to control public opinion.

They willfully admit that open and uncensored information is adverse to the interests of the intelligence state and therefore too dangerous to permit.   They specifically argue, if the modern system created by the partnership between the U.S. government and Big Tech is not retained, the national security of the United States is compromised.  Let that sink in for a moment.

The entire piece is worth a read, and SHOCKER, the letter was actually signed by Admiral Mike Rogers.

So, the question of who is wearing what color hat or is a mole in one operation or the other is still on the table.

That makes Elon Musk’s moves even more intriguing.

Elon Musk, whom multiple outlets have called “the real Tony Stark,” is maneuvering to take over one of the biggest tech companies in the world — no small task. Undeterred by the board’s rejection of his first offer of $43 billion to purchase Twitter, Musk now appears to be moving to “plan B.” 

According to The Daily Wire, Musk, the world’s richest man, “slightly shifted his strategy in his attempt to buy out Twitter and take the company private.”

The New York Post reports that Musk, who offered to buy Twitter on April 14, is now seeking to finance the takeover plan “in a complex deal that raises debt against both the company and possibly his own stock, as well as a giant cash equity infusion from co-investors.”

This plan differs from the plan detailed in an SEC filing last week, which stated he was “offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced.”

Sources reportedly told the New York Post that Musk was now planning to increase his original $3.4 billion investment in Twitter stock to up to $15 billion in order to take the company private.

He’s busy exposing the public/private partnership involving the Intelligence Community surveilling all of us all day every day for the totalitarian move it is.

And he’s serious about it, too.

One not so surprising piece of news:

CNN+ will shut down April 30, just one month after launch

Poor Chrissy Wallace, swamp guardian, chose poorly.

After a jubilant week in the friendly skies, White House spokeswhore Jen Psaki tried to get the people to ignore evidence of euphoria.

Speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked Americans who joyfully took off their masks earlier this week after a federal judge struck down the Centers for Disease Control mandate. 

Psaki claimed “just one” plane full of passengers reacted positively to the news. There are dozens of videos showing relieved passengers freeing their faces, with thousands of flight reactions that went undocumented. 

Which is why Twitter was loaded with videos of cheering passengers earlier in the week.

Reminds one of medical personnel at abortion clinics when exorcism prayers are read outside. They scream and throw tantrums just like demons about to be sent back to where they came from.

From Babylon Bee:

10 Changes DeSantis Has Ordered For Disney World

Florida legislature has revoked Disney’s self-governing status which means that some bold new changes are on the way. Disneyland in California will remain a popular site for human trafficking but the Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL is going to experience a dramatic overhaul.

Take a look at these exciting changes on the way:

1) The Hall of Presidents will just have 46 animatronic Donald Trumps: They are the greatest robots, maybe ever. Everyone says so.

2) Chip and Dale will now reside in separate trees: We can’t let our children be corrupted by cartoon characters having too close of a relationship.

3) Avatar land will be turned into an IP someone actually cares about like Krull: Wield a sentient weapon and save the world!

4) Only the original Star Wars trilogy may be spoken of: The prequel trilogy is too perfect to corrupt with human speech.

5) The only country featured in Epcot will be AMERICA: America is like a highlight reel of all the best countries anyway.

6) All Disney princesses to be replaced with Melania Trump: Finally, real diversity!

7) Weird Disney adults who come without kids will be banned: Yessss!!!

8) Human trafficking is strongly discouraged: And no more kids on leashes, you weirdos!

9) It’s A Small World attraction to be dismantled by tactical nuke: The area will be sealed off for thirty years.

10) Johnny Depp’s character will no longer wear eye shadow on the Pirates ride: Will also incorporate ex-wife Amber Heard in a redesigned auction scene.

You don’t say.

Anyone have that one on their Zombie Apocalypse BINGO card?

And now for the business portion of the post borrowed from Tuesday:

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Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:

  1. No food fights.
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From the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Chapter 5:

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him. [2] And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying: [3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [4] Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. [5] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

[3] “The poor in spirit”: That is, the humble; and they whose spirit is not set upon riches.

[6] Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. [7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. [8] Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. [9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. [10] Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[11] Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: [12] Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. [13] You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. [14] You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. [15] Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.

[16] So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. [17] Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. [18] For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. [19] He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. [20] For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

That’s not from today’s readings, but it never goes out of style.

And for those who let anxieties get to them:

I swear I’ve sung that at every funeral I’ve done in the last thirty years.

No new JP today.

Have a great weekend.

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Per Faux news, DeSantis has signed the Disney bill.

Also per Faux news, some people on the left are telling Disney they should raze DisneyWorld.

gil00

Awesome. If they did, it would be prime maga real estate.
The left believes money 💰 is like obama phones picked from the tree.
Disney has shut almost all its stores, it could shut the rest. They could also cut programming, sell abc, do all kinds of things to save money. They arent in a great public position atm to look even more petty.

kalbokalbs

Well, selfishly, I am looking for acreage at a great price.

It will be amusing to watch as this goes on.

kalbokalbs

No wonder Netflix is cratering.

Had NO Idea this trash was on Netflix, or any platform for that matter.

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JW in Germany

I’m Expecting…that nobody in my family will watch that brainwashing.

kalbokalbs

Thankfully no Netflix in my place.

pgroup2

Fat boy needs to go on a diet.

gil00

Looks like hes having an “ascites!”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL! The things people name their kids!

BillBeakman

🤢🤮

Itswoot

A belly bloat boy.

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kalbokalbs

Great news.

gil00

Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) Tweeted:
“The chief executives of the largest U.S. defense contractors agree, and they huddled with the Pentagon’s top officials to discuss how they can, out of the kindness of their hearts, help meet #Ukraine’s arms needs for years to come.”

gil00

Dewey Decimal Disaster: American Library Association Elects ‘Marxist Lesbian’ President

The American Library Association has elected City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center librarian and self-proclaimed “Marxist lesbian” Emily Drabinski as its president for the 2022-23 term.

“I just cannot believe that a Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible to build and can be wielded for a better world is the president-elect of [the American Library Association],” Drabinski tweeted on April 13.

“I am so excited for what we will do together. Solidarity!” Drabinski added.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/04/22/dewey-decimal-disaster-american-library-association-elects-marxist-lesbian-president/#disqus_thread

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered.

And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

—George Orwell, ‘1984’ “

gil00

It means shes going to find a whole new purpose for libraries entirely.

Gingersmom2009

OMG. Tucker, right now, is doing an extended segment on Stacey Abrams’ (Selena Montgomery) romance novels. Beyond hideous. Tacky, tacky, tacky. When you search, it looks like the covers now say Stacey Abrams “writing as” Selena Montgomery. Here’s an example 😂 . . .

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Just a heads up – I may be scarce on the site tomorrow, and particularly during the evening. But I may also have some interesting perspectives late tomorrow night.

cthulhu

We’ll try our very best not to wreck the place……but, y’know, stuff happens….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If the water gets too deep, swim for Marica’s!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks! I appreciate it!

This is gonna be a very important rally. Every Ohio pol is focused on it. Many of them will be there, and even the ones who will not be there are all talking about it. Every friggin’ entourage and group of volunteers is coming. My inbox is just overflowing with emails. Parking is said to be tight, and will overflow into the nearby neighborhoods.

They’re closing the doors before the speakers start. Basically doors open 2:00 and close at 3:30. I expect a lot of impressive speakers and guests. Things are gonna get shaken up in a good way, I’m betting.

The Ohio primary is big, and coming up fast.

SEATBELTS.

Valerie Curren

Can’t wait to do some catchup reading!!! 💜

gil00

Cthulhu,

Looking at taking kiddo to Monterey aquarium and it looks like hearst castle has reopened after 2 yrs. Not sure besides cannery row or looking for otters what he might enjoy. I cant handle the drive all the way up the 1 bc of the time, esp w a kid. Maps are saying to take the 1 between cambria and Monterey but i thought it was closed? What about taking the 45 back to the 101?

pgroup2

There’s lots of places to stop along the ‘One’ route. Redwoods are something that can only be seen on the Coast Highway. IIRC, the break in Hwy 1 is/was south of Pfeiffer / Big Sur. Unless it’s recently gone down again, it was fixed years ago.

gil00

Want to go to Yosemite also but this is a short 3/4 days. Either coastal or camping.

kalbokalbs

So many great memories visiting, camping, hiking Yosemite. You prolly know, reservations to enter yosemite, camp, etc, vary by time of year. https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htm

A couple thoughts that may fit this year, or another year…Eastern Sierra’s along US395. Wonderful small towns with friendly folks. Beautiful sites. Historic…

OK. I’m heading back to the cheap seats and will quiet down.

gil00

You told me about bodie once before so i know its a keeper. Mr gil had suggested mammoth but i dont think its my place. There are so many places in CA alone to visit. Missions are easy stops. Elephant seals, whales, sharks vistor centers. Steinbeck museum is on my list. If it was just me id hit a few wineries too…

cthulhu

Elephant seals have very specific seasons, probably documented at Ano Nuevo State Beach website. The only time you see males battling, females birthing pups, and general mayhem is late January/early February (see https://www.tripsavvy.com/ano-nuevo-state-park-elephant-seals-1475140 ).

Mammoth is in the Sierras. That’s a different trip.

Missions are interesting stops. There were 21 of them, and they currently may be anything from beautiful to wreckage. The Royal Road of California (El Camino Real) was sustained by the missions. Each was centered around a church run by the Franciscan Order to instruct and sustain Catholicism.

By contrast, there were four Presidios (forts) meant for military and administrative control of California. They were in San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, and were built adjacent to ports (not a road).

Monterey has whale-watching, and the Fiancee reports they were active when she visited. Again, these are seasonal according to the whales’ own calendars and should be researched before committing.

If you’re doing wineries, you’ll need a plan for drivers.

I don’t know of any shark visitor centers as such…..

Steinbeck is all over Monterey, but you’ll probably want to find a way to split your party so you can do that and others can do something else.

gil00

Ty for all that. Yes, that almost 3 different trips and the seasonal critters wont be passing through.

cthulhu

There are two types of redwoods. Coast redwoods are the world’s tallest tree and the best ones can be found along the Avenue of the Giants in southern Humboldt County (although you can find a whole lot of them in much more accessible places, they’re typically not “old growth” and not the very tallest. Sequoia (redwood) trees are the world’s largest tree and are found in the Sierras.

Current Hwy 1 status —

[IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 3 MI NORTH OF NOTLEYS LANDING /AT GRANITE CANYON BRIDGE/ (MONTEREY CO) 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 0001 HRS ON 10/4/22 – DUE TO BRIDGE WORK
[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

cthulhu

How many days are you budgeting for this expedition?

gil00

Well kennel for the dog is 40 a night. Hotels seem to be about 150 unless you want sketchy bums around. We are looking at at least 3 nights. You can kinda see its going to be a lot already.

cthulhu

So, leaving the dog at a kennel, which implies that you’re bringing Mr. Gil?

Do you already own camping gear?

What sorts of things does Mr. Gil like? What sorts of things do you like? What sorts of things does Gilkid like?

No matter what any of you like, you each need hats and sunblock.

In general, moving south to north in mid-California, there’s State Highway One on the cliffs above the beaches. Beautiful, but you get tired of it; SLOW; need to be in top form or go off a cliff. Next up, US Highway 101 — not fast, but not bad; multi-lane in most places; goes through a lot of entertaining places. After that, there’s Interstate 5, which is the fastest route — but there is basically NOTHING between Bakersfield and Sacramento. Finally, there’s Route 99. This is a major trucking route and moves well, but it’s on the floor of the Central Valley so there’s not much to see or do. I have done San Jose to Santa Clarita in 4-1/2 hours in my Nissan Sentra at about 2 AM on I-5. Parts of this were in excess of 100 mph, including one stretch where I passed a Porsche. As might be readily supposed, a woman was involved and I was fetching interview clothes.

Connections between these North/South routes are limited, and can put some formality in your route — if you are going between place A in the south and place B in the north, and want to visit nothing in-between, you may want to shift a roadway either way to increase speed.

gil00

Some camping gear but not all. Kiddo hasnt been real camping yet. Not crazy about that drive to Bakersfield and across. Youre right, nothing there. And drive up the 1 is too slow.

kalbokalbs

NOT Cthulhu. No idea what fun stuff in Monterey for kiddo. Cooth likely knows or another QTreeper.

Road wise, a few thoughts….

https://roads.dot.ca.gov/
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 3 MI NORTH OF NOTLEYS LANDING /AT GRANITE CANYON BRIDGE/ (MONTEREY CO) 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 0001 HRS ON 10/4/22 – DUE TO BRIDGE WORK

  • ^^^ Does NOT say typical delay on 1-way controlled traffic area.

https://hearstcastle.org/
Hearst Castle opening May 11?

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Unsure exactly where you are. NOT asking.

Avoid LA area.

395N, 58W….through Tehachapi. Wonderful little town.

THEN, continue 58W, 99N, 198W, 101N…

Alternate would be 58W, 99N, 46W, 5N, 198W, 101N…

gil00

Ok i thought there was more damage. Goofle maps keeps saying take the 1.

Nonstop drive for me to monterey is 6.5 hrs at avg speed. Close to san diego. Whenever i go toward santa Barbara i go 10 to 210 to 134 to 101.

Hearst is taking reservations but i had trouble getting onto their system.

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cthulhu

You may want to look into 10->210->118->23->101. The 134 is hellish at times, and can be worse.

gil00

Its been a long time since i drove that way. Will check.

cthulhu

You should check out what can be seen online for Hearst — e.g.

cthulhu

The drive up 1 (the coast road) is normally one lane each way, winds its way up a long chunk of coast, zigging in at every creek to get to a bridge, and — IIRC, took us about 15 hours from Santa Barbara to Half Moon Bay. One of the tough things about Hwy 1 is that, once started, there is NO WAY OFF for hours.

Fiancee was at MBA (Monterey Bay Aquarium) in early April and there was a lot boarded-up because of a YUGE new exhibit that opened April 9. You want to enjoy it on a non-weekend if possible. You need a reservation to get in, and you want to be in line at least 30 minutes prior to the official opening time. This implies that you may want to spend the previous night locally, and Fiancee can highly recommend the place she stayed (off Munras). I’ll get the name if things gel that way.

gil00

Id been seeing in reviews a lot of complaints on waiting to get in. Over 2 hrs with Reservations and in there like sardines. No weekend at all. Was thinking san simwon or cambria for 1 night, go to hearst then to monterey following day, sight see then next am the mba, then next day home.

cthulhu

We should start moving this discussion into the new day. My last post on this subject (besides this one) is 01:52.

Gingersmom2009

Well, Nunes came through. It seems like everyone will be on TruthSocial by the AM. 👍🏻

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kalbokalbs

^^^ Caveat of sorts. Everyone on Apple, will be on TS.

Gingersmom2009

It worked for me. I had actually lost patience, deleted the app and reloaded. More than once. 😂

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Holy crap! It’s as I expected. They did the infrastructure work that was needed to prevent deplatforming.

Gingersmom2009

All that technical stuff that’s beyond my understanding. 😄