DEAR MAGA: TGIF Open Thread 20230303

BRIGHT AND RAINY

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz peach schnapps
  • 0.25 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer/ginger ale

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stir all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Enjoy!

The end of the week. I’m ready.

Belarus President Lukashenko Visits Chairman Xi, Affirms Support for China’s Ukraine Peace Plan

You would think that Lukashenko violated a war commandment from NATO, the World Economic Forum and the Western alliance when you read the apoplexy from the media describing how he stood next to Chairman Xi during his Chinese leader’s first comments in public about China’s peace proposal.

When you look at the big picture, you realize how strongly the western alliance needs to maintain a NATO expanded war with Russia as the only possible path forward. Anyone like Viktor Orban (Hungary) or Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus) who propose anything, except expanded war with Russia, are immediately attacked by the entire apparatus of western media.

It’s a remarkable dynamic to watch.

Badlands News Brief – March 2, 2023

At G20 meeting, India’s Modi says ‘global governance has failed’

A Subtle Way for Establishment Republicans to Sabotage Trump

The Death of Expertise

I’ve long despised the “expert” culture. May it be cremated so as to never rise again.

Blame the Science

More vaccines -> higher infant mortality

Why are young liberals so depressed?

Unmet unrealistic expectations. Happens to every generation.

Leftist Billionaires: The True Beneficiaries of Biden’s “Green Economy”

Do We Have a Contract With the Federal Reserve?

Inside the James O’Keefe ouster at Project Veritas

This all got blown out of proportion. Still, both sides left out a few points.

The Rise of the Right-Wing Peacenik

‘I realized that my own side was led by a bunch of incompetents and ideologues who had taken our country down a path of destruction. And for what?’

We won’t be smoking weed, and looking for free love, but war better have purpose above and beyond enriching the Military Industrial Complex.

Trump Proves The Establishment Wrong Again As He Surges In Another Major Poll

Asymmetric Linguistic Trend Analysis

Twitter File Release #17 – Matt Taibbi Outlines Obama’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) Labeling U.S. Accounts as “Foreign Actors” to Promote Media Narrative

Been there. Done that. Not doing it again.

Widespread public distrust in media baffles mainstream pundits

Disinformation Inc: Congress receives classified briefing on conservative blacklist group

BREAKING: Unsanctioned Russian Billionaires Discussed ‘Favors’ With Then VP-Biden After Going Property Shopping With Hunter

Tweety Tweets:

I wish the COVID news wasn’t so morbidly depressing.

https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1631092444115742725
https://twitter.com/SantaSurfing/status/1631194089667567621

Anybody hear anything about this?

And counting, I’m afraid.

Will S’mores taste the same if we use Ghiardelli?

https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1631361952801857537

We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s that simple.

Twitter files #17 dropped. It’s not the Fauci files, but it is interesting. The thread is broken on Twitter itself, so this starts in the middle.

https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1631100957206478849
https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1631116952113491968

MEME STASH:

https://twitter.com/fasc1nate/status/1631106911566274560

https://youtu.be/ZJtQ4NwsA-g

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

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. There is also a “rescue” thread there for members of the Tree to rendezvous if the main site goes kablooey. A third site has been added for site outages of longer duration.

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. In that spirit, though, threats of violence real or hypothetical are out of bounds.

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

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

And Auntie DePat’s requests:

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.

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.

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EZEKIEL 18:21-28

21“But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live. 23Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? 24But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity and does the same abominable things that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds which he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, he shall die. 25“Yet you say, `The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? 26When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he shall die for it; for the iniquity which he has committed he shall die. 27Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is lawful and right, he shall save his life. 28Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

PSALMS 130:1-8

1Out of the depths I cry to thee, O LORD! 2Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! 3If thou, O LORD, shouldst mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? 4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6my soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. 7O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

MATTHEW 5:20-26

20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 21“You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, `You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; 26truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.

SATIRE!

Have a good weekend!

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cthulhu

An intriguing beverage, a post full of content, some scripture for enlightenment….another wonderful Friday post from DePat!

I am ready, however, to have the posts’ header graphics warm up a bit….

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Alison

She had me at “gin” 🤓🍸🍸🍸

TheseTruths

The lemur definitely knew how to ask for what it wanted. 😅

TheseTruths

This says, “Are you awake yet?” which I find off-putting if the purpose of that tweet is to “prove” that someone is pretending to be JB.

I am wide awake and have been so for a long time. It is the author of that tweet who needs to wake up. It’s the same guy. You can see how parts of his face have been pulled by plastic surgery, similar to what happened with Kenny Rogers. The procedures have not done him any favors.

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Same height, same hairline, same voice, same vocal timbre, same speech patterns, same gestures, same lack of intelligence, same ears, same teeth, same right-handedness, same facial proportions, same everything except for aging and “work done.”

This is not doing our side any good.

Below, same woman.

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As well as this one.

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No one is claiming that someone is impersonating Madonna, and her looks have changed far more than JB’s.

TheseTruths

Two comments below that tweet, from people who are awake.

Kinda looks like the same guy to me. Maybe a little Botox but it’s the same angry old guy who’s obviously cognitively declining at a rapid pace.

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Eh, I’m not convinced. Looks like some plastic surgery was involved.

Besides, why replace Joe Biden with a person who has dementia?

scott467

Wow, Kenny Rogers looks like he might be in Witness Protection. I would never have guessed that was him.

He could get on a city bus and no one would know who he was, until he started singing You got to know when to hold ’em… 😂

scott467

“As well as this one.”

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I think that last one is from Vincent Price’s House of Wax. (1953)

TheseTruths

  :wpds_lol: 

smiley2

madonna looks like a walking talking STD.

beyond hideous….

TheseTruths

She seems to be blind to what the “work” is doing to her. But then she’s blind to a lot of very important things…

singingsoul1

Maybe she wanted to look that hideous ?

singingsoul1

The left looks like P Biden’s brother.

scott467

“Just yesterday, local authorities asked New Yorkers not to mask so surveillance cameras can record faces in case of crime.”

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What about the criminals who are sick with covid?

What should they do?

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That plug!!!! LOL!

Valerie Curren

You dropped in!  😍  Hope “chores” are going well!

Valerie Curren

I guess I’m dense, but what plug?

cthulhu

I believe he’s referring to the one that Booty-judge is carrying.

Valerie Curren

Thx Given our recent plumbing woes I thought it was a weird plunger…blush emoji. Since you’re available to explain the universe to me 😉 what would that fork be symbolizing? Stick a fork in an outlet, going exactly against sanity & self-preservation? But the fork’s face?

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I just spent about three of the last five hours shoveling very heavy, wet snow at my place & my parents’ so I’m not exactly firing on all thrusters 😉

cthulhu

It goes back to Booty-judge’s line, “Green Energy WORKS!!” A plug with a rainbow, a bird, a fork, and Prince might be impressive….but is extremely unlikely to work.

Valerie Curren

LOL & here I thought it was “just” woke & lgbtq+ crapola!

scott467

Are you awake yet ??? pic.twitter.com/is39JsDZwh

— Ellen Lee Zhou for Revival San Francisco (@Ellen4SFMayor) March 2, 2023

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Been awake so long it’s about time to get some sleep.

scott467

“South Africa has collapsed. The US embassy is now informing international travellers to stock up (prepper style) on food and water.”

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There goes the ‘S’ in BRICS.

Don’t worry, 10% Joe will send a crew in.

To rescue the diamond mines.

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cthulhu

I was thinking, “to shoot the wounded and go through their pockets….”

kalbokalbs

Rescue the gold.

TradeBait2

Location and native element minerals are the only value of S to BRICS. Well, other than their slave population as well. Jumping off spot into the Atlantic along with access to the rest of the continent for the minerals.

Gail Combs

OH NO!!!

I have friends there!!!

I do not know if any of you remember HenryP from WUWT. This is his website:

Some feedback from Heart for Children
https://heartforchildren.co.za/2022/07/17/some-feedback-from-heart-for-children/

I also have some caving friends and a lady who we do a gig for every year. I have met and very much liked her parents who are still in S.Africa.
  :wpds_cry: 

cthulhu

After the Fiancee is asleep, I have to mellow out what my computer plays. I’m currently listening to “Ar a Ghabhail ‘n a ‘Chuain Damh”.

scott467

Pink Floyd for the win 👍 🙂

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cthulhu

Yes, the song really exists —

singingsoul1

Thank you love the music 🙂

singingsoul1

I have a friend there also I met on the internet . One friend and I visited her but she lives in secure location. Hope she is OK she wants to die in S Africa and did not want to come here. Cape Town is beautiful I loved it there.

Gail Combs

My friend’s parents feel the same. Also she has sibs there.

singingsoul1

All one can do is pray

TheseTruths

A crude reply to the Hershey trans guy
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TradeBait2

🤣 🤣 🤣

pgroup2

Literally, it’s a wound.

And it keeps trying to heal so the mutilated person has to go through a daily ritual to prevent that.

It is impossible to believe that some ‘doctor’ thinks this is appropriate.

para59r

Not sure if this is old news or new news. Just stumbled on it when I saw PNC trending so took a look and then had to respond.

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TradeBait2

They were good at the business for so long. They are now kaput.

RDS

Years ago, when PNC was Pittsburgh National Bank, it was a great place to do business with. Nice people, “down-home” and friendly, great service. It was “the bank to use” if one was living anywhere in the Pittsburgh area.
All that began to change in the early 1980’s after the steel mills left. That’s when Pittsburgh National Bank became “PNC” and started to buy up smaller banks in the region. It went downhill from there.

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michaelh

From “Nationalist Bank” to Globalist Bank.

Totally makes sense.

Gail Combs

The bank we bank with just went that way too.

Valerie Curren

Boom

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Great comment!

Valerie Curren

The Psalm passage you shared made me think of this John Michael Talbot song.

His music has ministered to me many times over the years.

Thank you for a wonderful Friday post, DP. God Bless YOU!!!

ROBERT BAKER

Good choice, JMT has been an inspiration for several decades now; quite an expansive library as well. I have several favorites but number one is “Holy Is His Name”.

ROBERT BAKER

I am not sure how you came to your opinion. Did you form your opinion on what others said about him or after listening to his songs?

singingsoul1

JMT is a wonderful soul and it comes through specially when one meets him in person. His songs touch the soul full of spirit . He has done much in charities .

ROBERT BAKER

We agree on many spiritual topics but on this I take a different perspective. On music of this type I ask myself if it inspires greater devotion to Christ. For JMT the answer is yes and it does not matter to me if it is an interpretation of someone’s else song. Despite this new information about the author “Holy Is His Name” it remains my favorite. I am reminded that God has a habit of using sinners to advance His kingdom.

ROBERT BAKER

No joke, “O Holy Night” is another one of my favorites. I never tire of listening to that song. It may be different when someone sings it often. But, for me, there is no danger of that happening. I suspect we would never cross paths in a music store.

ROBERT BAKER

This is a song of the type that would inspire me in a church setting where I am surrounded by symbols of the faith. However in my living room it would not have the same effect. I think this is because my attitude is more consciously focused on the spirit in a church as opposed to my home. At home I need to understand the words that are being sung as much as the melody.

gasdoc

Thank you, DP that was beautiful. You are right, New Age music which replaced the traditional choral music of the church is not spiritually nourishing.

Gingersmom2009

Agreed, O Holy Night is a gem. Everyone wants to hear it, at the rarefied moment. But almost nobody has any business trying to sing it. 😄 That’s why we never programmed it as a solo – always the soloist, choir, organ and usually violin.

Valerie Curren

Hearty Amen!

singingsoul1

I love John Michael Talbot’s music. In person he is wonderful 🙂

Valerie Curren

What a precious memory! I put some JMT on to soothe my granddaughter when she was fussy. That, rocking, AND prayer settled her right down 🙂

singingsoul1

Babies love soothing music.

Valerie Curren

Yes AND things of the Lord!!!

singingsoul1

Me also. His Music is spirit filled

Valerie Curren

Amen!   😍  

singingsoul1

🙂

scott467

Amber and Jay, reacting to Angelina Jordan, age 10, singing I Put a Spell on You

.

cthulhu

You really have to be careful with those little girl vocalists…..

…..they can surprise you.

cthulhu

Just out of wild curiosity for DePat — how old were you when it was discovered you had a musical voice?

Gail Combs

I am with you there!

I much prefer classical music or jazz to the noise that is passed off as music today. I have not had on a radio in ~2 decades.

I also had the best hearing in my factory BECAUSE I never listen to that noise.

Gail Combs

Unfortunately yes.

RDS

Mine caught up with me after decades of playing in orchestra and musical theater orchestra pits. Hearing loss in both ears and Tinnitus in the right ear.

Gail Combs

Driving diesel pickups is not helping my hearing but so far it is still decent.

scott467

Cowbell?

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cthulhu

….and, then, there’s little girl drummers. This was age 12….

She’s playing at the Taylor Hawkins tribute, using sticks that he gave her before he died. She had previously filled-in for him for the closing song at a concert at the LA Forum. The band is familiar and comfortable with her, although they were amused when she climbed over the side of the drum riser.

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GA/FL

Governor Ron DeSantis is showing his true colors and they are increasingly scary, iron-fisted and unconstitutional.

Over the past week:
– DeSantis had Trump supporters removed from his book signing event.
– A bank owned by one of DeSantis’ big donors closed Don Jr.’s bank account.

Now:
– DeSantis is trying to pass a bill forcing bloggers to register with State of FL if they write about State officials – and they must continue to file notices each time they do – with 5 years prison for failure to register. 
– Florida is also about to pass new hate crime laws with jail time 

Is the intent of these laws to silence opposition? 
Will mere dissent, criticism or exposing truth be called hate? 
Will they punish and jail opponents like Stalin and Øbama?

scott467

Wow… he’s going full Nazi in the first inning?

You go Ronnie! Show ’em who you really are! 😂

TradeBait2

Pretty amazing to watch. They must have tranny photos of him. 🤣

Aubergine

Underaged girls, or students of his. Watch and see. If he’s the nominee, it’ll happen.

Valerie Curren

they already had that party pic when he was a teacher of HS girls just a couple years younger…I thought Trump mentioned that at one point

Aubergine

Yep. I’d bet there’s more.

Gail Combs

Not to mention some of those girls would LOVE to have a FULL swiss bank account…

Valerie Curren

I wouldn’t bet against you here 🙂

RAC

My audio is working fine, have checked it on other tweets, but the sound on this one appears to have been turned off.
It must have been working at some point previously because SD posted the link and said “Listen very carefully to the video in this Tweet.”

So is this a regional thing or is it muted all everywhere.

kalbokalbs

“Hate” crimes are a slippery slope. Ripe for abuse.

Don’t need “hate crimes”.

Gail Combs

“hate crimes” = POLITICALLY INCORRECT THOUGHT!

If I dislike muslims and am afraid of gangs of blacks … BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE GROUPS is it ‘hate’ or is it a well honed sense of self-preservation?

singingsoul1

I am sorry to hear that.
I never had abad experience with either group but then i lead a cheltered life 🙂

Gail Combs

We do birthday gigs and festivals so we encounter all sorts of people.

Some are good some are bad. Human nature is to group people and learn from experience.

I will NEVER EVER do a Muslim party again without my Hubby because women are completely ignored by the men and boys. It became dangerous with a soccer ball bouncing off my pony rump and another ball running between the other pony’s legs.

I immediately packed up and left. We did not get paid.

That was the worst but we had other not good experiences.

singingsoul1

Yes you cannot let your animals be abused. I understand completely . Glad you made it out safely. Always good to have hubby with you. Mine is always with me . Wish you had gotten paid Grrrrrrr.

Valerie Curren

Literally Thought Police!

scott467

There’s no way that can withstand Constitutional challenge.

It’s obscene.

You have to register with the same public officials you intend to criticize?

Not even the Crims have tried that.

You’re done, Ronnie.

Trump can destroy him with this, if the entire global social media doesn’t do it first.

Thanks for outing yourself so early in the game 👍

RDS

IMO, DeSantis wouldn’t be doing this cr@p if it weren’t being “endorsed” by the DeepState / WEF / RNC.
IMO, the “backstory motivation” here is an “indirect indictment” of POTUS45 as the “hate instigator” of the Jan6 situation — and to “position” DeSantis as “protecting the American public from this kind of behavior.”
All toward making sure that DeSantis is on the RNC ticket for 2024 — either as President or VP.

RAC

I think you may have hit on the correct reason, and it’s very devious.

Gail Combs

“protecting the American public from this kind of behavior.”

I do not think that will fly very well. Too much is coming out about censorship by DC that is DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF 100,000s or more. (Covidicy)

There is also the treatment of the J 6ers vs that of ANTIFA.

It is up to US as individuals to point out censorship is just plain BAD NEWS and the censorship in the USA has KILLED!

scott467

“MO, DeSantis wouldn’t be doing this cr@p if it weren’t being “endorsed” by the DeepState / WEF / RNC.”

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I hope Trump buries Desantis so deep that he’s never found.

I’ve been giving this clown the side-eye for a long time now. Glad he put a fork in himself, to let us know he’s done.

Valerie Curren

volume worked for me here in Metro Detroit, fwiw

scott467

“So is this a regional thing or is it muted all everywhere.”

__________

I just checked, and the sound is working for me 👍

smiley2

the Bush support he’s getting is immensely troubling, imo.

TradeBait2

Once that was confirmed, we knew there was a problem.

mollypitcher5

True but it sure makes it easier to explain why Trump is the better choice if it were a match up between them. DeSantis had been viewed so positively by many Patriots. I still talk to family and others that are Trump 100% but are a little awed by DeSantis yet didn’t realize that he’s the RINO choice.

It’s very good that the mask is being exposed.
…………adding that I was one of those liking him a lot and said I’d wait for proof of his being turned…IMO, he has turned

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Gail Combs

And good it is EARLY so it can spread by word of mouth.

mollypitcher5

True. I’ve chit chatted with a couple of non family people recently about him. They weren’t aware of any of his choices of late

Tonawanda

How can DeS not know the loathing millions upon millions of patriots have toward the Bushes? The deep sense of betrayal? Of having been lied to and snookered?

Yet DeS stands next to Jeb and welcomes the Bush association. That proves he has no choice in the matter, or is a snake himself.

Notice, it is DeS who is responsible for the ugly polarization. He could have easily and naturally aligned with MAGA, if he were free to do so and an honest man. And he could have been highly successful doing so, and actually made MAGA successful beyond imagining.

But hatred for Trump is a vital aspect of whatever DeS is doing now. That hatred, the outward manifestation just a reflection of the underlying hatred the Bush types have for patriots, is what causes the polarization. There was zero need for the hatred, unless required by his masters.

smiley2

DeS is an establishment insider….and that’s not good.

sounds like he’s reading from a script sometimes, too, right ?

he’s being manipulated.

scott467

He’s a harvard lawyer and a carrier politician.

What chance was there, that he was ever really MAGA?

It’s like expecting the bad guy in every movie to turn out to be the good guy in the final scene.

pgroup2

“a carrier politician”

Is that any relation to a carrier pigeon?

scott467

😂 “career”

He’s a carrier too.

And what he’s carrying, we don’t want!

singingsoul1

“he’s being manipulated.”
——————————————————————
And now he is trying to manipulate us.
He is also copying Trump but he does not have the brains and charisma of Trump and not MEGA support.
The pod casters who switch so quickly from Trump to DeSantis are showing their true clolor.

Valerie Curren

pod casters” brings to mind pod people 😉

cthulhu

I was thinking more of a type of electric guitar meant to be played by sentient plants….

Valerie Curren

Fender crapocaster!

singingsoul1

🙂

ROBERT BAKER

Please do not forget that Trump endorsed and “stood by” Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and countless other RINOs. Those people were equivalent to “temps” Trump thought necessary to achieve something he wanted. Politics is a strange game where you have “allies” but very few friends.

singingsoul1

Tonawanda so happy to see you 🙂
Hope you are doing well in NY. I am thinking of friends stuck in NY .

Tonawanda

Nice to see you, too! I am doing fine. This state is wretched, but good friends and family here make it wonderful for my wife and me!

singingsoul1

That is good to hear. Friends and family are a blessing.

pgroup2

The worst part about Shrub is that he was the better choice in 2000.

scott467

“the Bush support he’s getting is immensely troubling, imo.”

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Immensely disqualifying.

kalbokalbs

Perhaps.

DeSantis IS partners with HLS, to identify, misinformation White Supremist Terrorist.

FWIW, links did not work for me.

Gail Combs

THIS IS A MUST READ

Ron DeSantis: Savior or Snake? – The Burning Platform

𝗥𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗦 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗦 𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗖𝗜𝗗 𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗢𝗙 𝗟𝗢𝗬𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖

Since DeSantis was identified as a St. Elmo Hall (secret society) member since his Yale senior year (2001), we can reasonably assume that an attempt to censor his association with St. Elmo Hall was sloppy and failed to censor the 2021-2022 Wikipedia postings.

THEY DO A REALLY DEEP DIVE ON DeSANTIS.

smiley2

that Pilgrim’s Society is so very disturbing.

 👉  Illuminati

Gail Combs

Hubby looked up the FL state Constitution. That bill is ILLEGAL per the state constitution as well as the federal Constitution.

RAC

Did you see RDS’s post @09:17 giving a possible reason, it might just be a mud slinging exercise without any intention of following it through.

Valerie Curren

Love it…but will it still have to be proved in court stretching out years of tyranny?

ROBERT BAKER

– A bank owned by one of DeSantis’ big donors closed Don Jr.’s bank account.”

Seriously that is pretty petty but I don’t think it can be laid at the feet of DeSantis.

Aubergine

DeSantis could fix it with a phone call. It’s on him.

ROBERT BAKER

Well for him to do that I suppose he would have to verify it and to verify it he would have to know about it.

kalbokalbs

“Blinders”.

Valerie Curren

Pretend not to know!

ROBERT BAKER

I can only think about DeSantis in terms of what he does. When someone asks him the question about the bank account then I will be able to make a determination. I do not know the man; have never met him. Only his actions (deeds and speech) can tell me anything about him.

scott467

“Well for him to do that I suppose he would have to verify it and to verify it he would have to know about it.”

__________

There’s no way he’s not going to hear about it… 😁

ROBERT BAKER

That is an assumption. Maybe it is reasonable in your experience but that only makes it probable not definite. I have a history of wrong conclusions that I can trace back to a wrong assumption. I am not arguing with your position but merely explaining how I approach what I do not know.

scott467

I meant that his opposition will certainly bring it to his attention, even if his own people don’t.

ROBERT BAKER

That is one of the legitimate roles of an adversarial media. A role which has been sorely missed for some decades. If the media would merely treat every candidate the way they treated Nixon then we might have a better republic.

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Valerie Curren

your approach smacks of wisdom AND experience 🙂

scott467

If Desanty is the boss, then he calls the donor and says “What are you doing by closing Don Jr’s account? How do you not clear something like that with me, before you do it? Are you out of your freaking mind? Are you trying to sabotage my candidacy? You need to tell me right now, so I know whether to return your check.”

OTOH, if Desanty is the donor’s puppet, then Desanty plays dumb and says nothin’ to nobody.

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ROBERT BAKER

That is my point about this incident, until he actually does something I don’t know whether DeSantis is the boss or the puppet. That is my position on adultism, as an adult a person is responsible for his own actions but not someone else’s actions, of which he may not be aware. Until someone asks him to clarify what he thinks about the bank’s action he can play dumb, I just will not know.

Aubergine

This is some seriously messed up shit. It seems like it would mean people like you and me would have to register with the state to write about him here.

I will state again for the record, I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR DESANTIS.NEVER.

kalbokalbs

Me too!

singingsoul1

I wonder if it is real? This is so far out  🤔 

Gail Combs

The bill seems to be given the video clip.

singingsoul1

Oh yes I see thanks

scott467

Last one for tonight. It’s fun to see people enjoy a song they’ve never heard, hearing it for the first time. It always makes me smile 😁

.

“Love Of My Life”

Love of my life, you’ve hurt me
You’ve broken my heart
And now you leave me

Love of my life, can’t you see?
Bring it back, bring it back
Don’t take it away from me
Because you don’t know
What it means to me

Love of my life, don’t leave me
You’ve taken my love
(All my love)
You now desert me

Love of my life, can’t you see?
(Please bring it back, back)
Bring it back, bring it back
Don’t take it away from me
Because you don’t know
What it means to me

You will remember
When this is blown over
And everything’s all by the way
When I grow older
I will be there at your side
To remind you how I still love you
I still love you

Back, hurry back
Please, bring it back home to me
Because you don’t know
What it means to me

Love of my life
Love of my life
Ooh, ooh

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pgroup2

That female likely doesn’t know that he’s probably singing to his boyfriend.

RF121

Freddy had I am gay stamped on his forehead. Who cares. Brilliant entertainer.

scott467

The live performances are pretty incredible, how he interacts with the audience.

As if performing for hundreds of thousands of people was the most natural thing in the world to him.

Like that was his comfort zone 😁

scott467

I have not read any books about him, and I haven’t seen the fairly recent movie. From what I have read online, he didn’t grow up gay, that happened later. Whether before or after he wrote this song (in 1975), I don’t know.

For a long time, I had guessed that all the other band members were gay too, to have a band name like Queen.

But apparently the other three band members are married (to women) and have children.

I just found this on Wiki, it sounds like the song ‘Love of My Life‘ may have been about Mary Austin:

………………………………………
“In the early 1970s, Mercury had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin, whom he met through guitarist Brian May. Austin, born in Fulham, London, met Mercury in 1969 when she was 19 and he was 24 years old, a year before Queen had formed.

He lived with Austin for several years in West Kensington, London. By the mid-1970s, he had begun an affair with David Minns, an American record executive at Elektra Records. In December 1976, Mercury told Austin of his sexuality, which ended their romantic relationship.

Mercury moved out of the flat they shared, and bought Austin a place of her own nearby his new address of 12 Stafford Terrace, Kensington. 

Mercury and Austin remained friends through the years; Mercury often referred to her as his only true friend. In a 1985 interview, he said of Austin: “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary, but it’s simply impossible. The only friend I’ve got is Mary, and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that’s enough for me.”

Mercury’s final home, Garden Lodge, a 28-room Georgian mansion in Kensington set in a quarter-acre manicured garden surrounded by a high brick wall, was picked out by Austin. Austin married the painting artist Piers Cameron; they have two children. Mercury was the godfather of her older son, Richard. In his will, Mercury left his London home to Austin having told her, “You would have been my wife, and it would have been yours anyway.”
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pgroup2

Thanks for supporting my comment.

scott467

You’re welcome, but Mary is a woman he was living with when the song was written.

No idea how long Freddie was involved with David Minns, but it was Mary who remained his friend throughout the rest of his life.

With many songs, probably most songs, whatever inspired the writer is relevant to the writer.

It is the listener who makes the song their own, hearing it in the context of their own life and experience.

Like Joni Mitchell observed in her song Blue (1971):

Blue… songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away

Hey Blue,
There is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in

singingsoul1

Sweet and tragic .

scott467

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GA/FL

Dr. Paul McHugh – chief of psychiatry at Hopkins – has NEVER subscribed to the LGBT is normal crap. He never went along with any of it.

https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex

Gail Combs

He was born in 1931 and is in his 90s according to Wiki,

scott467

I didn’t know that!

I was hoping it was some good news, for a change.

scott467

“TexasLindsay™
@TexasLindsay_
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Feb 27
This is why the CDC Director should resign immediately. #ResignRochelle”

Valerie Curren

In replies

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FqD6FtJXwAAcKLf.pgn

Valerie Curren

another one in replies

TradeBait2

Depop and it appears they are going for more than 15/16.

para59r

15/16? 😮 What happened to 13/14? 🤔

Oh wait… maybe they’ve realized they need more dedicated security now that moar and moar are learning early about this epic scaled mass genocide and they didn’t count on so many true bloods not falling prey to their sick scheme😁

pgroup2

The best laid plans of mice and men …

kalbokalbs

Slow Guy puzzled.  🙄 

15/16? 13/14?  😯 

Couple months ago, someone here QTree, calibrated me to, 14/15.

7.5 Billion of us. 500 Million keepers. 7 Billion gotta go.

OK, none of this really matters. A TARGET is on each of our foreheads.

Gail Combs

Wold population moved from 7 billion to the new number of 8 billion.

The 1/2 billion (500 million) keepers is from the Georgia guide stones.

So 13/14 @ a population of 7 billion is now 15/16 with a world pop of 8 billion.

Depopulation Quotes

A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present

levels, would be ideal.”

Ted Turner owner of CNN, in an interview with Audubon magazine

more

There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it….” “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you 

have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females….” The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death….

Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs LINK

The State Department Office of Population Affairs goes back to the 1970s and was set up by Nixon at the instigation of Kissinger.

Valerie Curren

That is apparently tragic truth, God help us, literally! It still feels like a dystopian nightmare that eventually we should awaken from 🙁

Gail Combs

32 PREGNANCIES

23 spontaneous abortions
2 with intra-uterine death (Is that part of the 23? I do not think so.)
2 premature with neonatal deaths
1 spontaneous abortion with neonatal death
1 normal out come.

23+2+2+1+1 = 29

No report on 3???

kalbokalbs

Control freaks. Power. Money.

NONE of it makes sense to 7 Billion folks targeted.

Gail Combs

All that matters is it makes sense to THEM AND they HAVE THE MONEY AND CONTROL.

We are NOTHING to them. Marx called us Human waste and the Bilderberg group calls us the great unwashed.

“On August 26, 2016, Peter Strzok texted Ms. Page ‘Just went to a Southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support.’ 

2018 video shows Baltimore mayor doing a city walk through: ‘Whew, Jesus. you can smell the rats’

3 minutes FLASH BACK to five years ago..

Gail Combs

The real target was Africa and S. America. Also they wanted to take out AMERICAN PATRIOTS and this was a very very good way to do it.

If I am correct and we are staring at the start of a new Little Ice Age so they think they really need to get the population down to less than 1/2 of what it is now.

This is from 1970 when the population was only 3 billion and not the 8 billion it is now.

In 1969, grain stores decreased and by 1972 had plummeted to crisis levels, that, according to the CIA, country leaders went to great pains to hide.

1974 CIA report: “A Study of Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems”

… Since 1972 the grain crisis has intensified…. Since 1969 the storage of grain has decreased from 600 million metric tons to less than 100 million metric tons – a 30 day supply… many governments have gone to great lengths to hide their agricultural predicaments from other countries as well as from their own people…

NSSM- 200 LINK
Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests
(THE KISSINGER REPORT)
December 10, 1974

One of the most fundamental aspects of the impact of population growth on the political and economic well-being of the globe is its relationship to food. Here the problem of the interrelationship of population, national resources, environment, productivity and political and economic stability come together when shortages of this basic human need occur. USDA projections indicate that the quantity of grain imports needed by the LDCs [third world countries] in the 1980s will grow significantly, both in overall and per capita terms. In addition, these countries will face year-to-year fluctuations weather and other factors… 

I do not agree with them however we do need to understand their reasoning. It is why I wrote that series.

Valerie Curren

I was wondering about that too. Thanks for spelling it out!

Gail Combs

The babies may not have been born at the time.

Valerie Curren

That’s a reasonable possibility but it seems that they could have spelled it out like “3 pregnancies continue, 2 in 3rd trimester & 1 in 2nd trimester, none of which appear problematic at this time” or some such.

Valerie Curren

I did Another typo on the image address above 🙁

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hope this shows now

Valerie Curren

in the twitter conversation

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Valerie Curren

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Joon
@joonhpak

No fertility studies were done for the Covid vaccine. During the Pfizer trials, women were told to not get pregnant.

26 of the women in the study got pregnant.
15 of them miscarried.
5 were born with congenital anomalies.

https://soniaelijah.substack.com/p/eu-safety-report-on-pfizer-biontech…

RDS

IIRC, this blog was one of the first places where examples of the REAL results of the Pfizer-BioNTech “clinical study” of BNT162b2, the company’s COVID-19 “vaccine”, were posted and discussed. The study is C4591001, STILL IN clinical trials under various NCT numbers at https://clinicaltrials.gov/.
Regarding the REAL results in pregnant women who got BNT162b2 injections in the C4591001 “clinical study”:

Now that it has been shown that the BNT162b2 spike protein + its mRNA enter human cells via the PRRARSV added “backdoor code key”; AND that BNT162b2 spike protein + its mRNA are passed into the unborn fetus AND/OR into the “vaccinated” mother’s breast milk (and in each case, the fetus and/or the nursling develop COVID-19 antibodies — this, according to the CDC itself); AND that BNT162b2 migrated to the ovaries of the female Wistar lab rats according to Pfizer-BioNTech’s own 2020 study data:

IMO, it can be posited that any female human, whether unborn, a nursling, or of childbearing age, has real potential to have damaged ovaries and/or eggs from being exposed to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 “vaccine”, BNT162b2 (or to the Moderna COVID-19 “vaccine”, mRNA-1273, since this product uses the same spike protein + its mRNA in the formulation).
This is aside from the fact that BNT162b2 was shown, again per the Wistar lab rat study performed by Pfizer-BioNTech in 2020, that it migrated to the testes of the male lab rats. It is now known that BNT162b2 can migrate to, and damage, the testes of human males, per the autopsy studies performed by Prof. Dr. Arne Burkhardt.

Valerie Curren

Thank you RDS for continually keeping the details of this horrifyingly demonic info in front of us. The depop agenda must be ended AND these evil people Must Pay for what they have done (I desire that to happen in this world but expect they will only Really face judgement in the world to come)  😡 

pgroup2

No trigger discipline. Sad.

kalbokalbs

Baldwin’s cuzin.

Valerie Curren

good catch

RF121

Actually that is medicine for you. You give them a symptom and they will shoot from the hip with a medication before you are out the door. That is really sad.

kalbokalbs

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phoenixrising

Larry’s latest:

WILL CHINA SEND WEAPONS TO RUSSIA?
2 March 2023 by Larry Johnson 54 Comments

https://sonar21.com/will-china-send-weapons-to-russia/

Gail Combs

Inside the James O’Keefe ouster at Project Veritas

“….CEO James O’Keefe resigned from his post a little over a week ago after the non-profit’s board of directors placed him on paid leave pending an investigation for alleged financial malfeasance and abuse of staff….”

ERRrrrr
According to James the board a few days later had stripped him of all authority, duties and responsibilities AND also stripped him of his salary…. BUT they had not technically ‘fired’ him.

Can you see the play there? They actually fired him. — After all if he has ZERO duties and Zero pay, so is he actually employed? — BUT they forced HIM to resign so they could point fingers and say HE tossed a temper tantrum and left.
—–

If the writer can not even get that much correct, I am NOT interested in what else they have to say. To me they are a ‘limited hangout’ designed to toss shade on James.

kalbokalbs

Posted here QTree,a ~week ago, PV had ~1.6M TW followers.

This morning, PV had, < 1.145,569 TW followers.

PV down 500,000 TW followers in one week.

https://socialblade.com/twitter/user/project_veritas/realtime

ht Whoever posted the link a ~ week ago.

Gail Combs

I can find NOTHING showing James was ever engaged. REMEMBER there were 16 Project Veritas moles who were spouting crap about James.

Lie #7: James O’Keefe sexually harassed Nadia Naffe

Fact: Nadia said under oath she was not sexually harassed by James OKeefe and the case was dismissed before it even became a complaint. James OKeefe did not sexually harass or behave in any disrespectful way with Nadia Naffe.

Aubergine

He was apparently planning to get married in 2020. This article from August of 2020 talks about it.

https://newrepublic.com/article/158622/inside-project-veritas-plan-steal-election

However, I don’t care how he explained the wedding venue changing to a company party venue. It’s HIS company. Veritas is James O’keefe. Screw the board.

Gail Combs

Thanks, I could not find any confirmation. However given the guest list, it sounds a lot like ‘paying back donors’ or ‘schmoozing with future donors.’

And as you said James IS Veritas.

There is also another nit to pick. The $$$ were for a club membership, and not payment for the actual reception from what I can tell. That is why a switch from a May reception to a Christmas party was possible.

“… planning on getting married this past May….”

We also have zero idea of how that membership was used throughout the year by James to entertain donors.

I probably can see this because my parents were both salesmen so even my birthday parties were planned with an eye to entertaining customers. My parents had the house built and the living room was 1/2 the house because they planned to use it for entertaining customers.

Heck Mom and Dad both learned to play golf and joined the local country club for business reasons and NOT because they actually liked golf.

pgroup2

Such pesky details. Kudos for telling the parents’ tale.

Gail Combs

The parties and golf are a MUST if you are selling. I do not think many people realize that unless they were in that field are had family in that field.

A country club membership is pretty much expected.

Aubergine

Heck, I’m Southern. Even FUNERALS had business connections! I get it. I see nothing at all wrong with what James did.

michaelh

Yes, James O’Keefe was FIRED.

Not in the HR sense, but by a clearly toxic environment.

To say “he wasn’t fired” just gives LIE to the passive aggressive BS

The board is a bunch of cowards. They didn’t have the balls to actually terminate him, because well optics.

So they did the next best thing to actually firing – Keep him technically on the payroll but strip him of all authority and give him nothing to do.

It’s called Quiet Firing:

Are you being ‘quietly fired’? It’s more common than ‘quiet quitting’
By Emily Lefroy
September 2, 2022
https://nypost.com/2022/09/02/being-quietly-fired-more-common-than-quiet-quitting-expert/

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It’s just like the old gag of asking for a letter of resignation – to make it look like it was them employee’s decision rather than the company’s, and people threaten to withhold references. Reality check: If they’re going to treat you like dung, they aren’t going to give you good references!

Quiet Firing is a sign of a highly abusive and passive aggressive workplace.

They don’t want to do the right thing
They can’t be seen doing the wrong thing
So they go passive-aggressive hostile at boxing you in

I’ve had it happen to me at workplaces and churches and seen it many times – non-profits are not immune. In some ways it’s easier b/c they are donor funded so the accountability structures are totally messed up.

Ask Chuck: Is It Time to “Quietly Quit”?!
https://www.crown.org/blog/ask-chuck-is-it-time-to-quietly-quit/

Quiet Firing

Quiet Quitting may be trending, but Quiet Firing has been going on for some time. It is a passive-aggressive way to get unwanted employees to quit by giving poor performance reviews, assigning menial tasks, overloading with unimportant projects, avoiding one-on-one meetings, changing roles, and not giving raises. It saves time and money for the company: no severance and no 90-day trial/improvement process. It is dishonoring, negatively impacting others.

Cause and Effect?

I have to wonder if, in the bigger context, some of these cultural shifts in the workplace are due to giant misunderstandings brought on by poor communication during the dramatic change to working remotely. Is this why some people are quietly quitting, or is this why some employers are quietly firing? Is there a chicken vs. egg question to ponder?

6 Telltale Signs of Passive-Aggressive BehaviorHow to pick up on the signs of sugarcoated hostility and compliant defiance.Posted August 13, 2020 |  Reviewed by Matt Huston

Call it hostile cooperation, sugarcoated hostility, or compliant defiance. Call it all of the above. Along with these synonymous phrases, the term passive aggression is an oxymoron. Passive-aggressive behavior does not alternate between passive behavior and aggressive behavior, but rather combines them simultaneously into one behavior that is both confounding and irritating to others.

  • Verbally denying anger (Denial)
  • Withdrawing and sulking
  • Causing others to eventually blow up
  • Being overtly cooperative but covertly uncooperative (Only concerned about optics and reputation)
  • Using email, texting, social media, and other forms of technology to avoid direct communication
  • Making endless excuses (Life happens, but do you have a plan to follow on your commitments, or is it just avoidant behavior?)

I’m pretty sure that the board member’s behaviors fit these to a T.

Anyone who’s been in a bad relationship knows this type – malignant narcissist.

4 Reasons Why The Narcissist Hates Youhttps://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-narcissist-hates-you/

Also Gail I’m sure you remember this exchange – it seems to explain A LOT:

https://www.theqtree.com/2023/02/17/dear-maga-tgif-open-thread-20230217/#comment-1052577

https://chiefio.wordpress.com/t/t2/#comment-24941

For some, it manifests as a lack of the machiavellian social gaming, for some as a lack of empathy (for some as a lack of both?) and the logic / reason and intense connection parts are left free to run ( from the neurotypical perspective, to run ‘amok’…) and discover; but at a cost of that social gaming side… Yet I CAN do the social gaming, I just think it a bit daft… and not worth the bother… (Then again, I’m on the ‘marginal high function’ side of things… and find the social lie a significant workload where for others it seems devoid of effort…)

Reality check:

There are the people who can DO

And there are the people who FAKE IT

Group 2 are where the Narcissistic Personality Disorder types sit

They are threatened by anyone who achieves

They don’t want you to win

In fact, they want you to lose – they have a zero sum game mentality

That’s where these LOSERS on the PV board are coming from

Make no mistake about it, if O’Keefe stayed, they would have made his life a living hell. Staying would have destroyed his soul, because he’d have to be their yes-man just to get a few crumbs here and there. IOW, he’d have to be their pet, like a dog on a leash.

Gail Combs

THANKQ! THANKQ! THANKQ!

I could SMELL the stink but I did not have the name for it or the explanation.

And yes I had that pulled on me.

Gail Combs

The Rise of the Right-Wing Peacenik

Once upon a time, Congressman Ron DeSantis strongly supported arming Ukraine against Russia. 

That was in 2015, in the wake of Russia’s last invasion of its neighbor to the southwest—when Barack Obama was president and, more importantly, before Donald Trump replaced him….

So DeSantis was completely incapable of SEEING the Soros/Hilary State Dept Backed coup in Ukraine in 2014? He was ignorant of the NAZIs in the Ukraine? Heck I KNEW all that back in 2015!

Now add in the DeSantis book and reaching #1 on Amazon… We ALL know that books are used as money laundering/pay offs to politicians.

I was neutral on DeSantis and had considered him a fine candidate for 2028. Now I am seeing him as 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗲𝘁

  :wpds_chuckle:   :wpds_envy:   :wpds_mad: 

TradeBait2

Yeah, I am now leaning that direction as well, Gail. The evidence is beginning to line up. I wanted to wait and observe to know more.

Unfortunately, he may be an empty suit. A mirage. He is riding the coattails of the legislature, which is We the People controlled in that state. The RDS backers are identifying safe issues where he can create the patriot image such as with Disney and COVIDiocy.

Keep an eye on this one…

Gail Combs

There is NO WAY the Corporate Oligarchs would line up behind DeSantis unless they could control him.

Once it became obvious they could not destroy Trump, they decided to mold a look alike Trump Puppet. One who would appeal to the Trump base by spouting the same ideas BUT who was smoother, more gentlemanly, younger and better looking. — No mean tweets. 😋 

DeSantis was selected.

Remember it is NOT the Demon-Rats who control the elections it is the ReichsWEF Corporate Oligarchs. Therefore they could set up Florida as a place to ‘show-off’ their puppet DeSantis.

TradeBait2

👍

Gail Combs

And now they have a bill in the Fl legislature that means Sundance and Loomer And POTUS TRUMP!! MUST REGISTER before they can speak and any demonstrations, banners… could end with a felony and 5 years in jail for HATE SPEECH??

THINK!

DeSantis is MUZZLING TRUTH SOCIAL!

para59r

And Fox News is muzzling Trump as well. 😠

‘Non-Person’ Donald Trump faces ‘soft ban’ at Fox

Donald Trump, who once dominated the Fox News broadcasts, is now running into a brick wall with what four members of his circle say is a “soft ban” from the top of the conservative news channel, as it rolls out the red carpet to even the low-profile rival candidates.

“Everyone knows that there’s this ‘soft ban’ or ‘silent ban,’” one source close to Trump told Semafor. “It’s certainly — however you want to say, quiet ban, soft ban, whatever it is — indicative of how the Murdochs feel about Trump in this particular moment.”

In recent months, 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls have been seen almost daily on the network, pitching themselves to its vast conservative audience. According to Media Matters’ internal database of cable news appearances, Nikki Haley’s been featured on weekday Fox News shows seven times since announcing her presidential bid on February 14. Even the little known fund manager Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced on February 21, has made four weekday appearances. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to run, has been all over the network in recent days.

Trump hasn’t been on Fox News since announcing his presidential bid in November. His last weekday appearance on the network was in September with host Sean Hannity. During that interview, Trump said a president could declassify documents “by thinking about it.”

One Trump official told Semafor that the former president plans to push for appearances on the network in the coming months as the campaign ramps up.

But another Trump aide told Semafor that they’ve heard firsthand about the “soft ban” from people at Fox.

The aide said that some prime time hosts — who typically operate largely autonomously from the network’s leadership — have reached out in an effort to book the former president. But those appearances haven’t come to fruition.

“The understanding is that they’re [Fox] not to have Trump on for an interview, because the Murdochs have made it pretty clear they want to move on from Trump … Fox is showing that by not having him on,” a Republican operative familiar with Trump’s campaign added.

But his aides have found that it’s less strictly enforced on Fox’s website, where he’s often featured with exclusive articles — like when he welcomed Haley into the race or when he planned to visit Ohio after the train derailment.

Fox News did not respond to a request for comment from Semafor.

SHELBY’S VIEW (Shelby is author of piece)

Fox News’s recent antipathy toward Trump had been an open secret until last week, when documents revealed in Dominion Voting System’s $1.6 billion defamation suit against the network included Murdoch instructing an aide “to make Trump a non-person” after January 6.

Other Murdoch-owned companies have been critical of Trump as well, which suggests that Murdoch is, indeed, pushing a hard pivot away from the former president. The New York Post, for example, brutally covered Trump’s announcement at the end of last year with the headline, page 26: “Florida Man Makes Announcement.”

The network skipped his speech in Ohio last week and Trump himself has complained publicly in recent days that the network is aggressively “promoting” DeSantis, despite him being the frontrunner in recent 2024 polls.

Trump once had a direct line to Fox’s leadership, but he and his team are now more in the dark about what’s happening at the central media company for the Republican Party. Now his aides are reading the tea leaves of Fox’s air, and asking Fox aides for any sign that change might be in the air.

“They have been ramping up their efforts to try to give more fair coverage, or fair airtime” amid criticisms from conservatives over coverage decisions, the person close to Trump noted. “I don’t think they’re trying to reverse course, but they’re trying to appease, and tamp down, some of that criticism.”

https://www.semafor.com/article/03/01/2023/non-person-donald-trump-facessoft-ban-at-fox-his-aides-say

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TheseTruths

Trump got lots of air time on FOX during the 2016 campaign. Apparently they have decided that’s not going to happen this time.

kalbokalbs

2016 time was for Faux News clicks.

Trump was NOT sposed to win.

Globes pulling out all stops, to STOP Trump.

– “Shadow Ban” of sorts, not inviting Trump to “conservative ” fund raisers, events.

– Minimize air time.

– Promote DeSantis.

– Splatter effect with court cases. Sustain might stick. Federal cases. State cases. Civil cases.

– Last ditch, will be, 2024 stolen election, again.

Valerie Curren

THAT is Insanely un American AND un Constitutional!  😡