For those who do not know, we here in the Lion of the Valley, aka the STL region, got slammed with record rainfall in the wee hours of Tuesday. As in the Emergency Broadcast Service alarm and flash flood warning was issued at three o’clock in the morning when it was dark outside, and pouring and blared on every phone in the house.
Seriously…we went from one rainy day in six weeks to this:
That is the MetroLink station at Forest Park/DeBaliviere where the two mass transit rail lines come together. I’ve spent a lot of time on that platform over the years. In its existence, yeah, there’s been some minor flooding, but the platform has never been totally covered. To put it mildly, we’ve got a mess here. My part of STL County, at the low parts, got hit REALLY hard. Chain link fences along the open storm drains are down everywhere. Thankfully, building in the flood plains was kept to a minimum.
And I’m a little punchy, so here it goes:
America First Policy Institute…we love him more than the think tank.
About Senator Grassley’s strongly worded letter to the FBI and DOJ….
Unfortunately, what this amounts to, is Senator Grassley is telling Chris Wray and Merrick Garland, the leaders of the institutionally corrupt activity, that they are systemically corrupt. Which is akin to telling a criminal that he is engaged in unlawful conduct.
If these allegations are true, it’s a damning depiction of FBI leadership and it proves their efforts to influence the 2020 election. This is the second (if not third) straight election the FBI has meddled in, given the influence the Trump/Russia investigation – and its unlawful origins with the FBI – had over the 2018 midterms.
What good will this do? Maybe some waking up of still snoozing normies, but not much else.
Essentially, they analyzed the elemental composition of the post-vaccine clots from deceased samples and compared those to naturally-occurring blood clots in untampered (non-injected) human blood. He says he has found several things that are “shocking.”
#1) The post-vaccine clots are not made of blood
The science sorts here will parse this further, I trust.
The Professional Republican Club Blames Inflation and More Discerning MAGA Supporters for Failure to Support Selected Club Candidates
The professionally republican party members, led by Ronna McDaniel Inc, are not happy with the grassroots MAGA voters who are not filling their party campaign coffers at the anticipated rate.
If the donors of the grassroot MAGA base continue to withhold financial contributions, mostly due to a lack of club alignment with the priorities of the voting base and the right wing of the DC UniParty refusing to act for our interests, the professional republican club business may suffer. The tenured board members of the club are not happy. Not happy at all.
Boo effing who.
CNN crying towel piece:
This is Texas now: While the Lone Star State has long been a bastion of Republican politics, new laws and policies have taken Texas further to the right in recent years than it has been in decades.
Elected officials and political observers in the state say a major factor in the transformation can be traced back to West Texas. Two billionaire oil and fracking magnates from the region, Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, have quietly bankrolled some of Texas’ most far-right political candidates — helping reshape the state’s Republican Party in their worldview.
And a lot of Americans agree.
Essentially Liawatha is big mad because Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is raising interest rates into a contracting economy.
The duplicitous senator accurately notes what the fed chairman is doing is only going to deepen the recession and hurt main street worse.
American workers are going to suffer, and the middle-class is going to bear the majority of the pain inflicted by the Biden administration policy.
All of that is true, but Fauxcahontus is not stupid. Instead, she attempts to distance herself with forked tongue while knowing the monetary policy is specifically designed to support the energy policy she demands.
It’s about effing time.
Knoxville’s Leanne Morgan is funny, but she isn’t political, so….
Reading room items:
Where did the money go? Ukraine set to default on loans after American taxpayers provided tens of billions in aid
Anderson Cooper: It’s Weird That Democrats Are Funding GOP Candidates They Say Are Threats To Democracy
Have a good day y’all.
(I don’t remember who brought this to a daily in the comments, but thanks.)
And, of course, the obligatory George Carlin:
Per the Boss:
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JEREMIAH 15:10, 16-21
10Woe is me, my mother, that you bore me, a man of strife and contention to the whole land! I have not lent, nor have I borrowed, yet all of them curse me. 16Thy words were found, and I ate them, and thy words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O LORD, God of hosts. 17I did not sit in the company of merrymakers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone, because thy hand was upon me, for thou hadst filled me with indignation. 18Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Wilt thou be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail? 19Therefore thus says the LORD: “If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them. 20And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the LORD. 21I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.”
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.
Please include: President Donald Trump, the Q team, our soldiers in the field, special forces, tactical units, first responders and those working behind the scenes…and any and all people with family members in the hospital, COVID or not.
And…members of the QTree who no longer participate for one reason or another, as well as Gil, RDS, Bakocarl, Nora, Cthulhu (who is getting prayers whether it’s life threatening or not) and any others facing serious health issues right now..
It is quite clear, as per Wolf’s message from July, that we are under spiritual attack. Building up a robust arsenal of prayer and discipline is a must in fighting the enemy and his minions.
In that spirit, the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel from Tuesday’s threads, and the Breastplate of St. Patrick, not to mention the Litany of Humility are favorites recommended by exorcists in spiritual warfare.