2023·07·22 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

Joining The Herd Of Lemmings

I’ve had cause to consider a few things. Maybe we’re going about it the wrong way, and we need to ditch Trump

Yeah, NO

Trump all the way! Why? Because being hated by the people who hate him is a sign of impeccable character, that’s why.

The haters can go fuck themselves with rusty twelve gauge bore brushes. I’d prefer ten gauge but that’s kind of scarce, so…I’m willing to compromise.

The RINO’s Dilemma

The RINOs who who have burrowed in and taken over most GOP organizations, from the state down to local organizations, have quite a dilemma on their hands, and most of them have their heads too far up their asses to realize it.

OK, I’m not talking about the liberal in a Republican area, who knows they’re in the wrong party, but is there because it’s the only game in their town; they hope to capture a nomination someday, at which point they’re guaranteed to be elected…otherwise, they never will be. These people are a hazard in any heavily conservative area.

No, I’m talking about the guys who are a little bit conservative and want to do some good by going into politics, and they’re in a closely matched area, closely enough that they can join the party they are most aligned with and still have a chance. They think the Democrats…particularly the ones who end up running for office…are nuts.

They don’t think much better of the Deplorable types, either. A bunch of bumpkins whose hearts are in the right place, mostly…OK a bit extreme. But they think Deplorables can’t understand that first you have to get elected, then work within the system to change things…a slow process. They genuinely want many of the things Deplorables want…just not as much. The government is spending too much. Or they need to spend money on highways instead of welfare for illegal immigrants. But they want to work within the system to get these things done.

Or maybe they think things are pretty close to ideal right now, and they want to nail it in place.

The problem is, that means they don’t stand for anything in particular. And it shows. They’re about as unappetizing to the electorate as a puddle of dog vomit. The folks in the middle, who they think they are appealing to because they themselves are not extreme, would honestly prefer a clear-spoken radical to someone who qualifies everything they say to the point where they sound like they don’t believe anything at all.

The problem these “Mild RINOs” have, is they just can’t see that. And the reason they just can’t see that, is their entire sense of self-worth is tied up in not seeing that. In their minds, they’ve worked tirelessly for their party, to keep those crazy Democrats out…only to have to constantly fight with a small number of crazy Republicans–who are only liabilities if they end up as candidates. They’ve fought the good fight, and if they can just find the right candidate, someone with some charisma, they might stop the crazies…without being too beholden to the OTHER crazies. In the meantime it’s not working. What’s a responsible guy in politics to do?

They simply cannot understand that the Republicans can’t succeed as the party of nothing in particular. Not really in the past, and certainly not today when people are starting to realize that no matter what they do in the voting booth, the country is still about to fly off a precipice. If they did see it, they’d suddenly have two choices: Go away and let the GOP succeed, or stay and fight. But “go away” isn’t really an option, because what’s the point of having a party now owned by the crazies, win?

Well, they have a dilemma…and WE, therefore have a problem. And we would have that problem even IF they realized that they had a problem…that they were the problem.

No one ever thinks they are the bad guy. Even Epstein probably thought he was the good guy. Right up to the moment where he didn’t kill himself.

So if you ever wonder why these unappetizing dufuses cling on even when their fingernails are being left behind…that’s why. They don’t understand no one wants them, and can’t imagine that no one should want them. And oftentimes their greatest pride is in all the hard work they’ve done for the party. They’re not going to give that up; it’d be psychological suicide.

If you’ve worked with these people, there’s a good chance you like them and consider some of them your friends. But even if so…we’re going to have to give them a good, hard shove. Because America is more important than those milquetoasts’ egos.

Justice Must Be Done

The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.

Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Spot (i.e., paper) Prices

Last week:

Gold $1,955.30
Silver $24.96
Platinum $982.00
Palladium $1,304.00
Rhodium $5,450.00

This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.

Gold $1,961.90
Silver $24.66
Platinum $972.00
Palladium $1,322.00
Rhodium $4,750.00

Gold creeping upward. Other things decidedly mixed, with little movement, prercentage wise. Except of course rhodium which continues its collapse.

Comparing Cartesian And Polar Coordinates

Last week I introduced polar (circular grid) coordinates as an alternative to (and equivalent of) Cartesian (square grid) coordinates.

I also stated that because they’re equivalent either one could be used at any time, so you could pick whichever one was most convenient at the time.

What did I mean by that? Well, hold that thought.

I was talking about x, y pairs last week, but I could just as easily have been talking about complex numbers. Remember they can be represented on a plane that looks a lot like the Cartesian plane, with the real part taking the place of x, and the imaginary part standing in for y. So you can convert complex numbers to polar coordinates, too…but there’s a hitch. The resulting r and θ do not map nicely to real and imaginary, the pair as an inseparable whole is part imaginary and part real. You just have to remember that the thing represents a complex number, and if you want to split it up, you have to convert to Cartesian.

In polar coordinates, r is often called the “absolute value” of the complex number (or you can think of it as the magnitude or length), while θ can be called the “argument.”

Actually…this is not standard notation, but for clarity I am going to surround polar-style complex numbers with angle brackets: < and >

OK, now let’s consider the complex number plane, in both Cartesian and polar forms. And let’s look at some examples.

We’re going to represent a couple of complex numbers in both ways and do two different things to them in order to see which system is more convenient for each of those things.

The first example number we will call A, and in Cartesian form, it is 1+i. Converting to polar coordinates, it’s <√2, 45°> or <√2, π/4> depending on whether you’re thinking in degrees or radians.

The second pair is B and in Cartesian coordinates, it is √3 + i. Converting to polar coordinates, it’s <2, 30°> or <2, π/6>, depending.

[Angles like 30°, 45° and 60° degrees are the “easy” angles in trigonometry because their sines and cosines are well known and fairly simple; the sine of 30° is 1/2, the cosine is √3/2. For 45° both the sine and cosine are √2/2. For 60°, swap the sine and cosine of 30 degrees. Other easy angles are 0 and 90°, plus of course any corresponding angles in the other quadrants of the plane, e.g. 120° is simply the mirror image of 60° so its sine and cosine are going to be the same except for the cosine changing sign to -1/2. People who have been doing trigonometry for very long simply know these angles, and their matches in other quadrants, off the tops of their heads. So (returning to our two example complex numbers), A is at 45° but its length is clearly not 1 since both the x and y (real and imaginary) values are 1. We can get the length from Pythagoras, though, x2 = 1 and y2 = 1, so the hypotenuse (the length of A) squared is 1+1=2, so the length of A is √2. For B, I simply doubled the well-known sine and cosine of 30°, so I’ve got a 30° angle and a length of 2.]

OK, let’s add A + B. That’s easy to do in Cartesian coordinates, it will be (1+√3) + (1+1)i. (If you remember vector addition from the physics series, this works exactly the same; you can even treat the two numbers as if they were vectors and do a tail-to-head visual addition.) So what do we get in polar coordinates? Well, it’s not obvious how to add things in polar coordinates…but let’s convert the sum into polar coordinates just to see if some sort of pattern suggests itself. Doing so, we find that 1+√3 + 2i converts to <3.3859, 36.206°>…approximately.


There’s no obvious way to get from <√2, 45°> + <2, 30°> to get <~3.3859, ~36.206°>. Not even if you write 1.414… for √2. You can add 1.414… and 2 and get 3.414…but that’s different from 3.3859. It’s close but not close enough. In fact if you actually did do a tail-to-head vector addition diagram, you saw why. The two “vectors” are in almost, not quite the same direction, so the sums of their lengths is not that much greater than the length of their sum. But it’s not the same. And of course the angle 36.206° has no obvious derivation from 45° and 30°. It’s not halfway in between or anything like that.

So it seems that, if you want to add x, y pairs, or complex numbers in Cartesian form…you’d better leave them that way. Adding those is easy. Adding r, θ pairs looks a lot more complicated. So, for addition, the Cartesian form is most convenient.

How about multiplication? Multiplication is defined for complex numbers (but defining it for vectors gets a bit dicey). Okay, so let’s do the multiplication.

(1 + i) x (√3 + i)

Remember for complex numbers, you use “FOIL” (first, outside, inside, last), a generalization of the rule that you multiply everything in the first vector, complex number, or whatever, by everything in the second, then combine like terms.

1 x √3 = √3 (first)
1 x i = i (outside)
i x √3 = √3i (inside)
i x i = -1 (last)

Gathering like terms together, we have (I’ll put parentheses around the real and imaginary parts for clarity):

(√3 – 1) + (√3+1)i.

This seems kind of almost-symmetrical, but it’s a mess, actually.

OK. It’s not obvious here how we’d use polar coordinates to multiply, so let’s just convert the answer and see what pops out.

The first component, r, is going to be the square root of the sum of the squares of the real and imaginary parts. That’s basically Pythagoras, r2 = (real part)2 + (imaginary part without the i)2

Squaring both pieces (again using FOIL) we get:

(3 – 2√3 + 1) [first part, squared] + (3 + 2√3 + 1) [second part, squared]

(Note that we don’t include the i in the squaring because we are trying to assess the sizes of the sides of the triangle, and those are all real numbers.)

And lo and behold the 2√3’s cancel and we’re left with r2 = 8 = 4×2, so r = 2√2. Which is sort-of tidy. And the angle turns out to be (I won’t show the work, but I pushed it into a calculator even though I know the answer already because…well, you’ll see): 75°.

Exactly 75°.

OK now set <2√2, 75°> next to the polar version of the two pairs we were multiplying and see if anything strikes you as a pattern.

<√2, 45°> x <2, 30°> = <2√2, 75°>

Now if this were a video, I’d either wait a while or ask you to pause it and think about it.

But really…look. The rs multiplied, √2 x 2 = 2√2…and the angles added.

Geez, that is a lot less tedious than FOIL. In fact it’s almost as easy as adding the numbers is in Cartesian mode!

As it turns out, multiplying any complex number, by some other complex number, gives you another complex number with magnitude equal to the product of the two numbers, and angle the sum of the two angles. Or you can think of it as rotating the first number by the angle in the second, and then multiplying the two magnitudes.

So which mode is more convenient for multiplication? You’ve got it: the polar mode.

And as an extra bonus, we have a way to rotate a complex number. (And similar ways to rotate vectors.) Multiply it by another complex number with the desired angle. And unless we want the magnitude to change, make sure the “rotator” complex number has magnitude, r, equal to 1.

A “rotator” complex number like that will have, as its real component, the cosine of the rotation angle, and as its imaginary component, the sine of the rotation angle. Or in other words, <1, θ> a/k/a cosθ + isinθ will, by multiplication, rotate another complex number on the complex number plane by the angle θ.

This may seem like nothing more than a parlor trick for geeks, but it turns out to be very, very important in the technical realm, particularly with electrical and electronic engineering. Whatever it is you’re reading this on, ultimately depends on this fact.

OK that’s enough for now!

Fuck Joe B*d*n

Due to complaints about foul language, I’ve censored the most objectionable word in the title of this section.

B*d*n, you don’t even get ONE scoop of ice cream today.

(Please post this somewhere permanent, as it will continue to be true; the SOB will never deserve a scoop.)

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

China is in the White House

Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden is Asshoe

China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

乔*拜登没赢 !!!
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!

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Isn’t silver down $0.30?

And palladium up $18?

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I just heard the fireworks finale over at Great America. I’d been wondering whether they were doing them these days. Looks like 9:30-9:50.


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Don’t be discouraged.

People are waking up.

Barb Meier

On Friday’s InTheLitterBox hour, Jewels and Catturd had Kari Lake on their Rumble show. It was a good interview and you can watch how it went. I think there were some technical hiccups with Catturd’s connection and also Kari’s video would sometimes stall though her audio kept going. I think Kari may have been an encouragement to Catturd and he subsequently passed it along to his followers.  😊 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Agreed. It’s maddening, but people are fed up.


Former President Trump makes unpublicized visit to WNC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Former President Donald Trump was in the mountains on Friday, July 21, 2023.

Trump’s plane landed at the Asheville Regional Airport around 4:30 p.m.

Officials with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said the Secret Service was providing an escort to Trump’s destination.

No public events were scheduled for the former president here in the mountains.

The former president left about 9:30 p.m. Friday.


Some are speculating that he was meeting with Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson about a possible VP position.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

WHOA. That would be awesome.


Hunter Biden’s lawyer hits Marjorie Taylor Greene with ethics complaint over sexual images

Hunter Biden’s lawyer on Friday asked that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) look into Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s display of sexually explicit images featuring the first son during a Wednesday hearing.

Greene presented the images, supposedly recovered from the younger Biden’s infamous laptop, during a hearing with IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler. Her line of question addressed allegations that Hunter had used his company to write off expenses for prostitutes.

Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell fumed over the display, writing to the OCE that “[n]ow more than ever, the House has a duty to make loud and clear that it does not endorse, condone, or agree with her outrageous, undignified conduct and brazen violations of the standards of official conduct that do not reflect creditably on the House of Representatives,” The Hill reported.

Lowell further contended that Greene’s display constituted “abhorrent behavior that blatantly violates House Ethics rules and standards of official conduct.”

Included in Greene’s display were images of the first son and other individuals, whose identities had been censored, engaging in sex acts.

If MTG’s display was “abhorrent behavior” that violates “stnadards of official conduct,” what does that say about Hunter’s behavior?


The ethics complaint might work if Hunter was a member of congress where they can not demean each other. Hunter is not a member of Congress and the photo’s are already in public circulation as Jordan pointed out in the hearing when the Democrats complained Greene was using photo’s that were part of the confidential investigation on Hunters taxes or which ever thing they think they are hiding from the people. But I’m sure Greene would love to hold up the photos again as often as they’d like to complain about her holding up the photos. “What? Which one? This one? or This one? Oh wait, there’s more!”

Maybe Abbe Lowell is hitting the bong too along with Hunters other lawyer.




Face it — if you had to defend that depraved monster in court, you might need a couple of tokes now and again yourself.


If I was a lawyer, I wouldn’t represent him. Even if they disbarred me.


I just wouldn’t represent him.

It’s not as if Caligula’s son is getting a public defender assigned to his case.

Besides that, criminal organizations don’t hire straight lawyers, and there hasn’t been a organization as openly criminal as the Brandon administration since Al Capone or John Gotti.


Same hair as Bannon.


I thought it was Bannon at first.



Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bongin’ Bannon


“If MTG’s display was “abhorrent behavior” that violates “stnadards of official conduct,” what does that say about Hunter’s behavior?”



It’s farce.

It’s insane.

Exposing the ‘abhorrent behavior’ is somehow wrong, but the ‘abhorrent behavior’ itself is fine.

The insanity makes me want to scream.

If they need executioners after these monsters are convicted, I’ll do it for cheap.

Line ’em up.

Knife, rope, gun, rock, bare hands, I don’t care.

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“Exposing the ‘abhorrent behavior’ is somehow wrong, but the ‘abhorrent behavior’ itself is fine.”

Todays’ reality summed up precisely…

Where do I sign up for the ridding of the monsters?

Valerie Curren

Welcome to the Q-Tree. I haven’t seen you commenting before but I missed a number of days over the last few weeks. Best Regards!


If I find the sign-up sheet, I’ll bring it here and we’ll all sign up 👍😁


“Think of the flak received over the Clinton impeachment.”


Except now we know that all the so-called ‘flak’ was manufactured BS, nothing but astroturf.

We didn’t know that to the same extent then, as we do now.

Now when they scream and hiss, it sounds like joy to my ears, the more the better.

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Depends on the artistry of the chainsaw guy.

If you’re looking for time rather than showmanship, you put a floating collar on and float in a vat of 7.0 pH. Flip a coin as to whether the pH is going up or down, and move the solution 0.1 pH every hour.


Give ’em a straw for water.

Bleach is about a pH of 11. That’s only 40 hours.

Alternatively, stomach acid is about a pH of 3. That is also 40 hours.

I doubt starvation will be an issue.


I should have been clearer. Only one coin toss, then repeated adjustments in that direction.

If 40 hours isn’t enough, the adjustments could be of 0.05 pH.

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If that’s what they have.

I’m not particular, just focused.


Find an uninhabited island, surround it with an air and sea exclusion zone, constantly patrolled**. Provide provisions for one year, some livestock, seed and the most basic of hand tools. Allow them to flourish or regress to the stone age but never leave.

**Not the most difficult job in the world, this needn’t be expensive, only the leadership need be skilled military, the bulk made up of trainees.


IMO, this is a **warning** to Rep. Greene to stop her from saying anything more about the Hunter Biden situation — it’s “getting close for comfort” for **some people in the family**. If Rep. Greene doesn’t “comply” with the **warning**, things can, and potentially will, escalate — like, say, a “fire of unknown origin” at her office in Georgia, or some RNC/Kemp-linked RINO in Georgia announcing that he/she is going for Rep. Greene’s seat in the House in the next election; and so forth.


Absolutely, Pure Intimidation. Most any other r-CON would wilt.

MTG will stand strong. Likely double down, given the opportunity.

MTG pisses me off, having caved on the debt. I do embrace MTG feisty ways.

Not that MTG needs it. MTG has cover from Kevin, IF needed. Ensuring, the ethics thing, is a nothing burger.


And let others come to her defense waving the same photos so there can be no mistake we don’t care what Democrats have to say about ethics and their attempts to defend the undefendable.


Great idea. Besides, nothing wrong with Truth.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Exactly. Typical Democrat bullshit.



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He is setting his own standard — no French cuffs.


This is probably to celebrate the first time he hasn’t completely grown out of his clothes in three months.


Barron’s countenance looks good. Pretty amazing considering all of the evil that has been thrown against his family. Good parenting through the years.

I think he is far ahead of where I was at that age.


Donald J. Trump

No Contest!!!

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In the manner of Rush Limbaugh regarding Barron VS Joe…

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I miss Rush. I sure wish he was still with us.

Valerie Curren

Huge Amen AND heavy sigh…


Yesterday Kalbo mentioned that the J6 tapes were given to a third, undisclosed person. I don’t remember getting reports from those who now have the tapes. Seems like it’s been a while since they got them.


Does it matter?

Is time even an issue?

If it was, something would have happened in the last 2.5+ years, wouldn’t it? I mean, it’s not exactly customary for the world’s only superpower nation to be overthrown by a slow-motion 4-year long palace coup that was as subtle and secret as an atomic bomb, and then the world just decides to pretend like nothing happened, and ‘this is fine’.

We are literally trapped in an alternate reality, a false reality, where real life monsters are in charge.

Nothing good happens until the real life monsters are destroyed.

Whatever the best case scenario is, whoever it is that might have the tapes, follow it to its logical conclusion: why does it matter, if there is no rule of law, or no one to arrest or prosecute the monsters?

It’s like we’re lost in space, the ship is out of fuel, and we’re talking about what we’re going to do when we get home.

We’re not going home.

We’re *&^%ED.

It’s like we’re stuck in an infinity loop with Lucy and the football.

Nothing matters, nothing ever changes — FOREVER — until or unless we kick Lucy in the ribs and take the ball away.

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Barb Meier

Funny you should mention this. I woke up at 2 AM and came downstairs to make a couple of notes about what I had been dreaming. Titled my thoughts “Evil Undone” and was dreaming of an Anne Rice-ian situation where two old evil ones decide to undo all their evil. Going back in time far enough that the alternate reality meant that good events happened instead of the choices they had made. My dreams were busy deconstruting how this would happen in sped up time going in reverse that would periodically pause once a milesone was reached. The two souls would then look around at the resulting reality in current time. I am not a good storyteller but the dream was busy as events were undoing back to a pivot point. How that might undo all the evil done by Obama, Biden, and the Clintons, I cannot say. I wasn’t done napping. See you in the morning. Stay safe.

Barb Meier

Interesting, pgroup2… Thank you! I will need to see the movie. In my dream, of course, undoing choices across time was simple and fluid for the characters I was watching. If they could think it, they did it. LOL No fancy tech required.

Tangent Alert: As I headed back for more napping, my mind shifted to “graph analysis” which is a software category for analyzing network connections in relational data sets (or networks). It ingests a table of data and can display lines and dots (or edges and nodes) that help you visualize interactions across time in 2D or 3D. A dot might be an email message’s sender/receiver and the line connecting them is when that message was sent.

I got to write about that in the teens. I do miss finding interesting data sets, cleaning the data for import, and then running analytics and layout commands to see what’s up with that data.

There is commercial software but I have not checked to see what’s available lately. Gephi and Tableau are apps I remember. I’ll explore what’s in that app space recently.

Valerie Curren

Very interesting concepts very much outside my wheelhouse. Thanks for sharing. The different walks of life insights brought to the table by patriots is a big part of what makes the Q-Tree so powerful!

Cuppa Covfefe

Makes me think of “I’m Reviewing The Situation” from “Oliver”, where Fagin looks to turn… great performance by Ron Moody…


great performance by Ron Moody

He defined that role. Absolutely amazing.

Barb Meier

Wonderful, thanks Cuppa!!


But we are going home, eventually. To God.

Don’t get too lost in the worldly crap. It sucks, but it’s temporary.


Nice tug on the leash.


Lol. My specialty.

Barb Meier

True, Aubergine. Some make it suck more than was ever necessary. LOL


Amen to that!

Valerie Curren

Amen A! 




I would like to know what’s on those tapes.


For safe keeping or to slam a Top Secret on it?


Good question…


One wonders ?


As a continuation of sorts from yesterday….

Wild orcas, as a rule, do not intentionally harm humans.

Human behavior like this probably helps….

Happy go lucky

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Oh wait…my bad…it’s me 🥹🥹🥹


Extended version —


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Col Macgregor joins in at approx 2:01:00


Another aquatic encounter story —

“She’d crossed the English Channel twice and always trained. One morning, she was swimming in the ocean off Seal Beach, Calif., before the sun was up. Suddenly, she realized a baby whale was following her. She couldn’t swim back to shore because he’d follow her and run aground, so she stayed….”

This was originally a radio program from https://www.wunc.org/the-story/2013-08-02/the-day-a-long-distance-swimmer-met-a-baby-whale , but the link seems to have rotted somewhat.

Essentially, she was swimming along the beach in the early light, training for English Channel sorts of challenges, when she was joined by a presence. Doing a turn at a pier, a friend informed her that she had a baby whale pacing her. It may have been swimming with its mom on the other side of some obstacle, and instead of turning with mom it had continued with her.

As with the orca rescue above, a rag-tag bunch of people came together to help resolve the situation. She had eyes in the sky, every boat in the area, everyone she knew….but she was out there with a baby whale that trusted her, and she would not let it down.

At one point, it seemed that mom might be at the Channel Islands, which is not so different from swimming the English Channel…..except that she had set out for a training run that morning and not an endurance run. As she trudged away from shore with her charge in tow, she started to wonder how survivable her situation might be.

Fortunately, when they pulled away from the shore, they got word that mom could be a couple of coves up the coast from the very pier where she’d initially discovered her situation. They headed that way and soon heard mom’s calls, which the baby responded to.

When mom showed up, she was initially somewhat hostile to our swimming narrator, thinking that her calf had been led maliciously astray. As the reunion progressed, however, mom’s opinion softened….and we now have a human officially whale-certified babysitter (don’t bother to apply if you haven’t done the English Channel first).

Much of the final scene is illegal under California law, but how you’re supposed to hand-over a whale calf to its frantic mom after the calf has followed you around for six hours does not seem to have an accepted legal framework.

Happy go lucky

Oh dear, crying again…I must be extra tender hearted today

They headed that way and soon heard mom’s calls, which the baby responded to.


EXCLUSIVE: Top prosecutor in Hunter Biden tax probe David Weiss had his law school fees paid for with dirty money from his crooked IRS agent father who was caught accepting $200k in bribes from shady businessmen


Where the heck IS everybody?


Good Morning Sunshine.

Online. Pondering. Hoping folks are feeling well.

Heading out for an hour long walk in a few minutes. Before temps rise above 100 later in the day.

Wishing there were a Trump rally. Ideally within a few hours. Into 2024, good for a few hundred miles to attend.

Wishing Rob or one of the asshole r-CONS, dreaming of the WH, would visit within an hour of my location. I’d go heckle the bastards.

Will be online most of the day. Appears to be a slow news day.

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Hi! We could use a few slow news days I think. I hope you enjoy your walk. It’s supposed to be about 100 here today, too.

Deplorable Patriot

It’s a Saturday in the summer. There’s a lot of people out and about. Around here, this is about the time the city empties out for a few weeks as folks head to the rivers for floating and fun.

Plus, there’s not much out there today.


Actually, that’s a good thing!


Super hot here. Had a couple days away. Playing catch up and believe it or not, Im already starting my homeschool prep for the end of next month.

Barb Meier

I have been impressed with the amount of homeschool info available on the Internet. I settled on sharing a link to this site. If you have anything you find more helpful, I’m always interested and can add a menu page of options like I’ve done for Steve’s Science Series. https://www.homeschool.com


There is a lot. Not always free but spending some time and effort to look gets results.

Barb Meier

I sometimes see posts by Dr Ben Carson on history for kids.



Homeschool is hard, but so worth it!

Cuppa Covfefe

Someday you’ll graduate 😆

(Ridgerunner U. ) 🙂


Lol! Yep.


My supply of pilfered input is hampered by the twitter situation. It looks like non members won’t ever be able to read/snatch/share anymore. Even my “news” page is littered with click bait and no real news.

Barb Meier

I do have twitter and for me, it is better now that I selected Following at the top of my feed. They also have views of For You and Subscribed. I never want to see what Twitter wants to show me. LOL


Weird. That sucks.


Son’s in town for the weekend from Bahrain, haven’t seen him in a year … how’re you?


Oh, that’s awesome! Have a great time!

I’m good, just not doing anything much.

Valerie Curren

Hope you guys have a wonderful visit!!!


Oh Great! (Sarc)
New Yorkers will pay double for Con Ed gas, electricity by 2025 — and will see a steep 9% increase next month

Barb Meier

Gak, soon there will be nobody left in the state of NY.

Cuppa Covfefe

What’s not to like? 😀

(OK, empty out the crooks in SDNY, for a start…)….

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Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.

I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.

With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.

Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me. 

Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Thank you for these. Prayers ongoing for you here and at Marica’s blog. Be well.

Valerie Curren




Children’s Health Defense
July 20, 2023
“Exclusive: Clinical Trial Documents Suggest Moderna Skimped on Autopsies, Discounted Serious Injuries — Did FDA Know?”
by Michael Nevradakis, PhD
Yours Truly: Moderna, the company that developed WITH THE NIH/NIAID the COVID-19 “vaccine” mRNA-1273 (“SPIKEVAX”), had long refused to release any of the documents it gave to the FDA related to the clinical trials for the “vaccine.” The company was sued in court under FOIA and lost (as Pfizer-BioNTech also lost in court over an FOIA lawsuit.)
A tranche of over 11,000 pages of Moderna documents has been released. It appears that the company found adverse events in the ANIMAL clinical trials of mRNA-1273 that were similar to those of the Pfizer-BioNTech ANIMAL clinical trials of its “vaccine”, BNT162b2 — things like deaths and fetal abnormalities in the lab rats injected with mRNA-1273 — AND THE DETAILS OF THESE WERE IN THE DOCUMENTS THAT MODERNA GAVE TO THE FDA.


This means that the FDA KNEW IN ADVANCE of the agency’s granting the EUA, then “approval”, for mRNA-1273 to be used in the United States, that serious adverse events could and did happen to the LAB ANIMALS AND THE HUMANS that were used in the company’s clinical trials of the product — but the agency went ahead and granted the EUA, then “approval”, anyway.


Also at: https://defendingtherepublic.org/moderna/
This is archived version from https://defendingtherepublic.org/ that lists the links to the Moderna documents releases on the bottom of the article page.


Alex Blania, CEO of Worldcoin, a company that wants billions of people to scan their irises to create a global system of authentication, says that a global form of ID is coming ‘whether you like it or not’.


To quote another QTreeper here*: “Not for me!”

And not for millions of others who don’t want this and will not comply.

*Scott 😅


Guess I’ll have to look for my 1980s aviator mirror sunglasses. Haven’t seen them in a long time…

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I wear aviators, too. Like these:

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That’s almost exactly how I figured you would look, right down to the dark purple eggplant-mo-bile.


Lol! I guess I do look a “little” like her.


That’s what my gold-framed dark green glass Ray-Bans look like.

My Grandma gave them to me for Christmas when I was about 17. I lost them in college and thought they were gone for good, but a few days later I got them back.

They’re in my desk drawer at the moment, about two inches below and eight inches to the left of my left hand as I type this 😁


Ray-Bans are the best, and are what I wear.

I’m glad you found your lost heirloom ones!

Valerie Curren

Is that Sarah Conner from an old Terminator flick? You’re such a bad A!


Lol, yes.

My eldest son has sworn for years that I am Sarah Connor. One time he figured out that we were even born the same year, and that clinched it. I thought it was hilarious.

Personally, I think the original Terminator is the most romantic movie ever made. That should tell you something about me 🙂

Valerie Curren

Did you ever see The Sarah Connor Chronicles show? I watched the whole series on DVD w/ my eldest son when he was an adolescent. It was a great piece of art for a bad A mom helping to train her son to survive the inevitable apocalypse. It’s awesome how your son gets you that way!!!


Yes. I enjoyed it.

Valerie Curren

Me Too!


Lol! That’s funny!


If our corrupticrats deem it law, noncompliance will mean personal financial destruction so unless there’s national or global revolt against it….how will we exist ?
Rhetorical at this moment but probably in our future at some point.

Barb Meier

Their reach exceeds their grasp, IMHO.


“If our corrupticrats deem it law, noncompliance will mean personal financial destruction so unless there’s national or global revolt against it….how will we exist ?”


They can ‘deem’ whatever they like, I’m not doing it.

I’ll leave the country if nobody wants to fight for it.

The world will do whatever the world is going to do.

That doesn’t mean we have to do it… they can *&^% right off… 👍😂


They will *&%^ right off after they throw you in the gulag !!!!


Enough people have to resist. There are millions of us out here.


My thinking is that they don’t care if millions resist. If our money is controlled via a “global system of authorization” and millions refuse to participate then they simply don’t allow you or I to use it and most likely merchants aren’t going to accept cash or barter.
It’ll take time to get that in place, we’ll probably be old or dead but the future generations will face it UNLESS we miraculously can change things


Maybe all of us in the millions of people who want to resist it should start now. Give up the convenience of credit cards and debit cards. Go take out the cash. Write checks. Use coins.
We’ve been lulled into the precursor of the program already by being able to pay online for nearly everything using cards
It’s one of those things that’s hard to do but if we want to throw dirt into the works maybe we should do it now while we can

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Use mostly cash here.

CC for gas a few online purchases.

Nothing else.


I already do all of this. I don’t keep money in banks. I use cash for every daily expense. If I need to pay a bill, I deposit the money and pay it right then. If I need to, I will go back to paper checks and mail, but I’m not there yet.


Not trying to be all contrarian but the current situation over the stolen election , the outrage over the corrupt FIB,DOJ, J6 political prisoners, etc proves that millions of people hating something that they’re doing means nothing.


At some point, Enough, IS Enough.


It’s enough for me now and i suspect many others…what to do about it is the jagillion $$ question.

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I have a “no gulag” clause in my contract 👍


(WashingtonPost)- In most countries, it would be unthinkable for a top government official to vanish for 26 days with no explanation. But that’s exactly what has happened in China, where Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s disappearance highlights just how secretive Xi Jinping’s regime has become. This is a problem not only for China itself but also for all who engage with the government in Beijing.

Inside the U.S. government there is a lot of speculation and intrigue about the issue but little hard information. U.S. officials initially guessed Qin had caught covid, but now he’s been gone longer than any bout of the illness would normally last. Several U.S. officials told me they thought the allegations of Qin’s affair were credible but not confirmed. Several said that, either way, he likely fell victim to infighting inside China’s top leadership clique, which is notoriously fratricidal.


Or maybe, just maybe, Qin Gang isn’t missing….


U.S. officials initially guessed Qin had caught covid…

^^^ Validation, US officials ARE CLUELESS.

If Xi or soomeone “offs” or otherwise disappears an official, I Truly Do Not Care.

^^^ Chynee problem. Not US. Not “most countries” problem.


The Purge continues:

The dismissal of Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain, Vadim Prystaiko, will seriously impair communications between Kiev and London, and tensions between the West and Ukraine have increased since the NATO summit, writes The Guardian 

“The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom was fired without explanation,” however, the termination came after British Defense Minister Ben Wallace requested that President Zelensky be more grateful for Western military assistance and the Ukraine Ambassador agreed with Wallace.


“For As Long As It Takes, and like blustery BS from the US, UK, EU, NATO.

Endless “iron clad” commitments to faux democracy Ukraine.

ALL Being Walked Back, Very, Very Publicly.

Ukraine being left to implode. It was always a matter of time.

Wasted Billions. Laundered Billions. Hundreds of thousand Ukrainians dead. Likely hundreds of thousands wounded…

Russia WILL get a neutral Ukraine, as they should.


I hope this is true and if it is true I’d hope the app is not just limited to the grocery store. Reminds me I saw a headline of story I didn’t read, saying that many companies are starting to get rid of their woke minders. Hope that is true too.


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It looks like a good idea. At the same time, I am cautious about such things. (Okay, both suspicious cat and dog, LOL.) I don’t know who is behind it, who might be masquerading as a patriot or might have been duped by someone else, what data they are collecting, whether they are secretly tracking keystrokes and purchases, if they get backdoor access to people’s phones, what lists they are putting people on, etc.

Way to pour cold water on something that might be a really good tool! 😱 If you come across any more information, please let us know.

Cuppa Covfefe

Would be a “great” way to gather information on “right wing extremists” and slup data and movement info, etc., from their phones…

Would be good to see which system privileges the app requests/requires to do its checking. Should only need the camera/QR-code API and the ability to go out onto the interwebs to do a lookup on its DB… although a lot of coders are sloppy and ask for everything, and the easily-conned sheeple often allow it 🙁

Still, if it’s “clean” then it’s a good thing… we should support our own. Goodness knows, the DEMONRATS and leftards do…


The cold water is sensible. I can manage to choose my items without help


In my younger days, I’d have liked to share my values with that honey.  😂 


lol, it really would lose some appeal if it was a fat slob with 5 grimy kids tooting the veebs app

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Or the “Dweebs” app! 😂

Barb Meier

I love her dress. So pretty. I’ll leave the values sharing to others.  😅 

Valerie Curren



No thanks.


Nice people riding the subway! 👍😁👍


That is nasty. Kids ride there.


After watching the new movie out it came to me how insidious all of this sexualization is. The campaign to super charge sex between men and women, men and men, women and women, adults and kids, kids and kids is vile.
Those adverts are basically soft porn.
Throw in people getting high looking at that stuff during their ride is like foreplay with the next unsuspecting victim. Whoever is behind all of this is deranged.


Very. Someone thinks it up, others photo it, Someone approved and financed.


And the metro authority gave the nod. Nobody ever says WTF, hell no


Good for her. Hope it is contageous.


via https://t.me/s/VA_Nikonov/

“The United States is responsible for the Ukrainian strike on Russian journalists with cluster munitions, the Russian embassy in Washington said: “American officials assured the world community that Ukrainians would use these weapons “selectively and responsibly.” The insignificance of these words is obvious to everyone “


Not only Russian journalists…..

There are more and more reports of the widespread use of cluster munitions on the fronts of the war in Ukraine.

After the Russian media reported on the death of military commander Rostislav Zhuravlev and the wounding of three more journalists, 9which the Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky called “the US crossing all moral red lines”,) the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported that its war correspondent was wounded by a cluster munition in Ukraine.


People do not realize America will be hated for generations in Eastern Europe for giving Ukraine cluster bombs.
It took many years most people do not realize it for Americans to build good will and love around Europe and Eastern Europe.
This is the beginning of something bad. Biden and his cabal need to be in Gitmo .
Evil knows no bounds with them.


I agree singingsoul.


I realize it. I suspect many, perhaps most here realize it.

Majority of Americans, tuned into Pravda news, have NO clue.


Yes about 49%


“Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega: They wanted to bring a fascist, the Nazi president of Ukraine, to attend the EU-CELAC summit. The Europeans strongly pressed, but most of the SELAC countries did not agree. As a result, they could not put the fascist president of Ukraine here.”


… sayith the communist pres of Nicaragua …

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The world is definitely careening toward a WWII condition of bad guys everywhere. Victor David Hanson comparing Joe Biden to FDR in terms of radical leftism.


On Bannon’s program from 7/19/23, he had Trump lawyer Alina Habba as a guest. She is general counsel for his Save America PAC.

27:40 – She says the lawsuits are election interference and that it is being done to distract PDJT from his campaign and trying to win back the presidency. “That is the only hope they have.” Her role is “to make sure PDJT can focus his energy where it needs to be, which is saving America,” which has always been his priority.

29:35 – Bannon asks if we’re going to go on offense and use lawfare against them “because that’s one of people’s frustrations.” (Yes!)

30:15 – Habba: The media doesn’t like to see Trump on offense and won’t cover it. They like to try to make him look weak by showing him on defense. Instead of making him look weak, it makes him looked attacked, and people can see that.

His lawyers are always on offense. Habba has filed a lot of countersuits. He was sued for saying he didn’t rape E. Jean Carroll, and his team countersued on that. (Habba doesn’t say what became of that or if it’s still in process.)

Habba recently spoke to a group of patriots. She asked who had heard of the Bergdorf Goodman case (E. Jean Carroll), and everyone had. She asked who had heard of the “boxes” case, and everyone raised their hand. Then “Who knows that President Trump and I sued Hillary Clinton a year ago for everything in the Durham report?” No one raised their hands.

She assures the public that Trump has great lawyers on his team and everyone is fighting hard. Habba is not part of the campaign. She and the other lawyers are “all working together so he can focus on saving this country.” She encourages people to donate to Save America PAC.


Trump on the offense IS the Only Way To Go. <<< Always.


Someone put a “flaming” Obama in a Bud Light commercial. It’s so bad, but really well done. 😂


Natural fit for hussein.

Cuppa Covfefe

Belongs in a hussein asylum…



Even as a kitten, I knew.

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Here is The Bidens’ Influence Peddling Timeline from the House Oversight Committee. It is a graphic timeline that spans from 2009 to the present, an excellent resource that spells everything out with photos, captions, and facts.


Barb Meier

Great timeline, thanks TT!!




Interesting. Good stuff. ………….


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Right, a year or two late. What’s his excuse, today?


Remember the last guy who have the same amount of people coming to his town hall became President.🙄


On Patriots Win, someone complained that they can’t see Twitter comments anymore. Someone else said to replace “twitter.com” in the URL with “nitter.net”. I tried it on this tweet, and it seemed to work.

It still doesn’t allow me to view someone’s Twitter page, and I still have to go to Twitter links that are provided by someone else.

Some search results about nitter:

https://www.wired.com/story/nitter-twitter-remove-ads-for-you-promoted-tweets/This Tool Makes Twitter More Bearable to Read | WIRED

Feb 6, 2023  That’s why I’m a fan of Nitter, a free service that lets you quickly look at a tweet, thread, or profile without getting sucked in. This is a …

https://nitter.net/aboutTwitter – Nitter

https://www.inputmag.com/tech/nitter-is-a-new-front-end-for-twitter-that-helps-hide-you-from-advertisersNitter is a new front-end for Twitter that helps hide you from advertisers

Apr 14, 2020  One of them, called Nitter, redirects Twitter web links to an alternative, re-skinned version of the social network that yanks out all the code …

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If one is using Firefox browser you can add an extension called “Nitter Redirect”.
I’ve just now tried it and it works ok, one clicks on the twitter link and it’s all done automatic.


Takes up a lot of space but it works.


Good info; thanks.


It’s thanks to you, I’d never have tried but for your post above. Had already given up on twitter, it had become too slow and annoying.



Barb Meier

It also works if you delete everything at the question mark and thereafter.