Dear KMAG: 20231023 Joe Biden Didn’t Win ❀ Open Topic

Joe Biden didn’t win. This is our Real President:

AND our beautiful REALFLOTUS.


This Stormwatch Monday Open Thread remains open – VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA/KAG/KMAG world (with KMAG being a bit of both).

And yes, it’s Monday…again.

But we WILL get through it!

We will always remember Wheatie,

Pray for Trump,

Yet have fun,

and HOLD ON when things get crazy!


We will follow the RULES of civility that Wheatie left for us:

Wheatie’s Rules:

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

And while we engage in vigorous free speech, we will remember Wheatie’s advice on civility, non-violence, and site unity:

“We’re on the same side here so let’s not engage in friendly fire.”

“Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven that Wolf has created for us.”

If this site gets shut down, please remember various ways to get back in touch with the rest of the gang:

Our beloved country is under Occupation by hostile forces.

Daily outrage and epic phuckery abound.

We can give in to despair…or we can be defiant and fight back in any way that we can.

Joe Biden didn’t win.

And we will keep saying Joe Biden didn’t win until we get His Fraudulency out of our White House.


Word of The Week:

gwnofaoadfjsadf

noun

  • random typing on the keyboard by Wolf
  • Mole Day in some imaginary language

Used in a sentence

Wolf thinks that gwnofaoadfjsadf looks a bit like Welsh, even though it’s just jibberish.


A Bit of Music

This is a great but weird one.

The story is that Gretchen Wilson was a session artist for rock and country back before she got famous in country. Discussed here.

Apparently she’s always been quite a fan of Heart.

Let’s have some of the original!

OK – we have to finish with some science bluegrass for Mole Day. This is surprisingly good.

And now, back to business!


Election 2023 – The Final Stretch

Ohio Issue 1 is definitive. This is the ultimate groomer amendment, backed by the commies, begging to be added to the state’s constitution.

I will be doing what I can, which is never enough, to help defeat this monstrosity.

The choice is stark.

If this passes, parents will lose control of their kids FROM BIRTH – if the babies even make it that far.

I won’t be here on The Q Tree most of the time, during this home stretch, but I invite ALL OF YOU to bring the ammunition here. Bring the news about EVIL Issue One! Help me alert the nation to what they are doing in Ohio, which is worse than what they did in Michigan. Help the people of Ohio stop the insanity of “reproductive freedom” of CHILDREN FROM BIRTH.

After today, I will copy this post as a placeholder until the election is over. I will comment occasionally, but I will have to fight every day to STOP ISSUE ONE.

Until then, have faith!

And trust the big plan, too!

Defend American Motherhood!

And as always….

ENJOY THE SHOW

W


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mollypitcher5

Good luck and fight like the wolf you are ! Take care out there and we’ll see ya when we see ya.

TheseTruths

May Issue One be stopped! Thank you for your efforts, Wolf. 🙏

Very nice treehouses!

Word of the day: gwnofaoadfjsadf
Go with no one from an old and derelict farm, just start a dedicated fund. 😅

TheseTruths

I thought it might be a secret code… 😀

TheseTruths

Maybe you can… 😉

cthulhu

I first learned to code on an HP 21114A minicomputer the size of a fridge running Dartmouth BASIC timeshared across three Teletype machines. Programs and data could be stored on punched paper tape. It had a whompin’ 16K words of magnetic core memory.

A couple of years later, I was taking Computer Science courses at UCSB. I went from UCSD p-system on Apple II’s to a BSD UNIX account on a VAX 11/780 — programming in Pascal, C, and Assembler. Then the Computer Science Department managed to squeeze non-majors off of their computer systems, but not before I’d worked with ForTran and COBOL.

Along the way, I hung out with the CompSci peeps in pretty much the same way as I’d hung out with the band peeps in High School while not actually being in the band. On one memorable occasion, a girl asked me for help with a critical assignment a day before it was due. The actual point of the assignment related to handling sparse matrices, but she had run the clock past where anything could reasonably be done…..so, relying on the compiler and OS, I had her blithely declare an array of something like 1000x1000x1000x1000, fill it with the 20 pieces of information desired, then read it back.

Valerie Curren

Weeeel I understood the Words of hanging w/ the band peeps, but not the concept 😉 😉

Hubby was in marching band in HS & was practically blushing when recalling it Sat as we observed U of M’s marching band descend from the nosebleed bleachers in the MSU stadium after we gave them a royal butt spanking. We almost Never heard the band & there were Plenty of Hail to the Victors fight song opportunities in that game–I wonder if MSU ensured there were no mics anywhere near the UofM band? Hubby played the sax in HS band but later taught himself drums (which he played when we were both on the worship team as newlyweds in our Northern Michigan church), guitar, bass, & some keyboards. Bass is his favorite–mine too! Though his mini drum kit has helped facilitate band practice in our home now so that’s pretty sweet too 🙂

For some reason in HS I hung out w/ the fringe awkward types, though once got invited to a “brain” party & my 2 HS dates were both w/ “brain” guys, one ironically the drum major. LOL The other guy got a very weird yearbook pic declaring “strange things hanging from the ceiling can’t keep P— B—- from heading to class” & my brothers gave me no end of grief for having gone out once w/ that gem of guy  😂   😂   😂 

As a senior my social circle expanded to encompass the AFS (American Field Service) exchange students; all but a couple were pretty decent friends of mine that year. A brother & sister from the Philippines were the closest w/ girls from Belgium & Germany, & a guy from South America, I forget which country now. When a freshman in college I also got fairly close w/ the MK’s (Missionary Kids) from South America too & stood up in one friend’s wedding who was from Aruba & Venezuela, but not an MK 😉 😉

Hubby took some of those computer classes in college & used to spend all nighters in the computer lab trying to work out the bugs in the code iirc. I think he took Basic, Cobol, & Fortran at least, & i was going to call him to confirm but his work day is just getting started & we don’t usually talk until he’s well on the road…if I’m still awake LOL…At the time he was an Electrical Engineering major at a major state school in OK, but he downshifted to Electronics Tech at a community college after his Frat Boy days pretty well messed with his academics  😂 

Thanks for the springboard into memory lane…

cthulhu

I was always around the band nerds throughout High School, while not actually being in the band.

An amusing footnote to this was that my nephew ended-up in the band in his High School — and went on to be a band musician.

Valerie Curren

Nice familial connection 🙂 I remember having a crush on the bass player for Petra when seeing them in concert…& now being married to a bass player is almost a dream come true 😉 😉 However if he was super proficient w/ accordion I doubt it would be as “sexy” LOL

Valerie Curren

OK hubby did Not take Cobol but did take Pascal…

AND neither of us took Cabal either  😅 

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Valerie Curren

🙂

Valerie Curren

no doubt   :wpds_oops: 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

A one time pad is literally uncrackable by analytic techniques because it’s possible to generate a key that will produce ANY plaintext from the cipher text.

The one time pad is a random sequence of bits; it is the same length as the original message.

I could, for instance take the word “Bush” which has ASCII representation 01000001 01110101 01110011 01101000. If I want to encrypt it with a one time pad, I need a random bit sequence…known to both me and the guy I am sending the message to, but hopefully to no one else.

Let’s say the random sequence is:
11010100 10010100 10001111 01011010

And I encode with bitwise XOR. Which is to say I take corresponding bits from both sequences. If BOTH are 1 or BOTH are Zero, my result is 0. If one of them is a 1 and the other a zero, my result is 1.

So the first bit of the encrypted message(based on plaintext 0 and key 1) is 1. The seond (1 xor 1) is 0. And so on. So the result is:

10010101 11100001 11111100 00110010

The recipient can take the SAME random key, and do the same thing to the encrypted text you sent him, and get back the bit sequence that means Bush.

The problem for the guy trying to crack the code is, that literally ANY sequence of bits could be the key, and ANY supposed original text could come out of it. Since he doesn’t know the sequence you actually used, he could guess that it is:

11010010 10101110 10001110 01010111

Apply that, and get:

01000111 01001111 01110010 01100101

Which happens to read “Gore”

How does he know that’s not actually what you sent?

With more normal kinds of encryption, the key is much shorter than the text being encrypted, and there are so few possible keys in relation to the possible texts, that almost every key tried…except the correct one, will result in gibberish coming out of the algorithm…so you’ll know that’s not the right key. With one time pads, ANY sensible text of the same length as the encrypted text COULD be gotten with one of the possible keys. You could, for instance, find a key that will “prove” that the sender sent “Wolf”. Or “Cunt” and then you’d conclude they were talking about Hillary. So you can’t know when you’ve found the right key.

It’s simple and non-crackable so why don’t we just use it? The problem is making sure the bit sequence is actually truly random–if it’s not the bad guy might be able to eliminate the overwhelming majority of possible keys from consideration, and the other problem is making sure the recipient gets a copy of the bit sequence…without anyone else getting hold of it. And the bit sequence has to be LONG. For instance to encrypt a 33 MB image file…you need a 33 MB key.

And you cannot ever use that key (or any part of it) again…that’s why it’s called a one-time pad.

Valerie Curren

My level of “comprehension” here…LOL

WSB

❤️

TheseTruths

DC_Draino:

FL Rep @ByronDonalds says he will release all J6 tapes if elected Speaker

And just like that, he’s now my new top choice

But:
“Get elected speaker with one simple trick:”

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WSB

Yeah, I do not trust any of it, Donalds voted for McCarthy.

Valerie Curren

RealPOTUS endorsed, or at least lobbied for, McCrappy, fwiw…

kalbokalbs

And the CR. Prolly Ukraine. Still worth a try. Cast of clown to select from is a joke.

pgroup2

So did a whole slew of Republicans.

We ain’t voting for a savior. Just saying.

Regarding this comment, TNOP [take no offense please].

Brave and Free

Where have we heard this before?
That just makes his ransom/payoff price higher for NOT releasing them.

Good luck Wolf, praying for you in these difficult times.

TheseTruths

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scott467

Could be Sodom’s Rome.

Or Gomorrah’s.

Gomorrah is always in the running.

cthulhu

It could be Caligula’s Rome, but a horse in the Senate might be an improvement….

WSB

Oh, yuk.

cthulhu

You’d prefer a turtle to a horse?

WSB

To a Caligula…

TradeBait2

Yup. All that history that has gone to waste as DC burns just like Rome.

kalbokalbs

Prior to J6, I had wonderful memories of DC.

Fed J6 Actions and subsequent, shattered everything. Akin to a muzzie, No Go Zone.

Jack Smith is a THUG

no go zone is EXACTLY what they wanted. if we don’t want to go there, they have no reason to fear us expressing our displeasure with them. they can act with even more impunity.

mollypitcher5

Never thought of it like that but you’re right. They make it undesirable through crime and insults and actually some fear of getting arrested and thrown in a real gulag. SO, then if patriot types did start going there to show support or dissent it sets it up immediately to be portrayed as scary, potentially violent

Valerie Curren

  :wpds_evil:    :wpds_mad:    :wpds_evil:  so sick of these psychopaths!

scott467

“…must be taken over and properly run by the Federal Government…”

______________

He did not really say that… he couldn’t have… 😂

pgroup2

I think the word ‘aspiration’ fits in here somewhere.

As in, he aspires to do that.

TheseTruths

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WSB

Eff her. Foreign idiot.

TheseTruths

“Bird brain,” as Trump says. And she tries to be tough, which is so irritating.

Aubergine

You have nailed it.

Nikki really is stupid. She is one of those who have achieved through her looks and her ethnicity. But listening to her talk is akin to listening to a trained parrot. She annoys the hell out of me.

Valerie Curren

pretty knee-jerk despising of the political class seems regularly in order. Appears that most of those aspiring to seats of political power are least constitutionally qualified–on multiple levels–to be trusted with same  😡 

scott467

Because she’s a hate-stick.

cthulhu

New Schlichter — he was doing better, but this one is a bit of meh…..

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2023/10/23/smart-dumb-n2630171

TheseTruths

That’s how they draw people in. That’s how the RINOs do it, too. They vote correctly on some things and say some good things to get votes, but still proceed to tear down the country.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

What power is it that feeds our battle yet starves our victory?

pgroup2

Mr. Continuing Resolution, of course.

TheseTruths

The eyes…didn’t want to sully the page with them. 😳
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TheseTruths

I’ll have to watch for that.

Kevin McCarthy refuses to endorse Trump on Meet the Press.

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Aubergine

They all have “yang” Sanpaku eyes:

“While people with yin sanpaku are most likely to be victims of tragedy and violence, people with yang sanpaku are more likely to be perpetrators of tragedy and violence.[8] As far as superstition goes, people with visible white above their eyes are often violent towards others.[9]

https://www.wikihow.com/Sanpaku-Eyes-Death

TheseTruths

Interesting!

Cuppa Covfefe

Wasn’t there some bug-eyed beyotch that had the whites both above and below her eyes showing? This was in the same timeframe as Ms. HamRadioOhr…
(can’t remember her name)…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Farkas?

pgroup2

We have a winnah!

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. One of the many Øbløwhøle høldøvers who did their best (worst) to Farkas over…

Aubergine

Yes. And I can’t remember her name, either!

TheseTruths

Here’s another one: “Pence campaign stop draws 12 people.”

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Most of the Repub candidates are clueless about what the people want. They don’t care, either.

Brave and Free

That’s a really high energy crowd you got there Mike 😂

Cuppa Covfefe

Even the stuffed animals are looking away 😀

Valerie Curren

 😂 

cthulhu

I think the guy in the white pants on the left was his site coordinator.

WSB

Rite-Aid?

Cuppa Covfefe

Looks like Wrong-Aid on this stop 😀

Has that “Bye,Done” rally kind of feeling…  👻 

Aubergine

Can you imagine the humiliation? This guy was a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States. He is now so hated by his own party that most of us wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

I’d hide in a hole and never come out.

TheseTruths

My thoughts exactly. I would love to know what Karen Pence was thinking.

Aubergine

“I wanna be first lady!”

Cuppa Covfefe

Dr. Jill, beta-test version…

Valerie Curren

beta male spouses all   :wpds_envy: 

Please

 “Pence campaign stop draws 12 people.”

Looks like he was only expecting 15…

Jack Smith is a THUG

they look like they were waiting for prescriptions at the pharmacy. 6pence found a captive audience and ran with it…LOL

pgroup2

That’s a joke, right?

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scott467

In more ways than you may know… 👍😁

TheseTruths

Ouch!

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WSB

I would rather take a shower…at home.

cthulhu

Second prize is a Ginzu knife set; third prize is you’re fired….

Valerie Curren

 😂   😎   😂 

kalbokalbs

Sign up. Win. Attend Trump’s rally, a couple miles away.  😂  😂  😂 

pgroup2

That’s so rude!

I love it.

kalbokalbs

It it did NOT involve flying within the 48, I’d figure out how to sign up.

Too much fun to be had at Rob’s expense.

kalbokalbs

Happy for Rob.  😂 

TheseTruths

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Valerie Curren

Stollen again…pointing to Deutschland?

GA/FL

Bread full of fruits and nuts – sounds like Congress and the media.

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Valerie Curren

AND logic!

Valerie Curren

How so? I guess I’ve missed that analysis somehow…

Jack Smith is a THUG

well, the double l’s look like the twin towers…and he frequently uses stollen instead of stolen

Valerie Curren

TY! That’s an interesting take to be sure 🙂

Jack Smith is a THUG

he’s too smart to misspell it imo

TheseTruths

To do it multiple times, especially.

Cuppa Covfefe

I keep thinking of all that data flowing through the US Embassy in Frankfurt, and the dustup with Ms. HatDress Gina Haspell… Seems shots were fired, and two (or more) TLAs were at odds with each other…

And that was at the time the numbers “started to dance”…

Valerie Curren

Definitely it’s a deliberate sort of comms, imo 🙂

pgroup2

If DJT had even a faint notion of what would happen from the Electoral College voting session, I believe he would have granted a group pardon to everybody at the Capitol on J6 before they were arrested.

Whether it would ultimately stand or not, the legal system would have been obligated to treat each pardon as valid. DoJ could appeal each one of a person charged but the court would have to dismiss the charges and DoJ would have to appeal. Its argument on appeal would be that the judge made an error. That’s a high bar to getting reversal.

Short opinion – Biden thugs wouldn’t even try to go after the J6 peeps, seeing the almost impossible task of legally overturning a presidential pardon.

If only we had a time machine …

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Alison

Wolfie, you are fighting the good fight and we very much appreciate it. I oray Ohioans realize the evil at stake and soundly defeat Satan’s proposal.

God bless you and keep you safe.

Valerie Curren

Hearty Amen!

Cuppa Covfefe

Amen!

TheseTruths

JUST IN: Israel is threatening to cut off “the head of the snake” and launch an attack against Iran if Hezbollah joins the war.

Israel’s Minister of Economy Nir Barkat said Iran’s Ayatollahs will be “wiped off the face of the earth” if Hezbollah attacks Israel.

“The plan of Iran is to attack Israel on all fronts. If we find they intend to target Israel, we will not just retaliate to those fronts, but we will go to the head of the snake, which is Iran.”

“If our enemies attack, we will wipe them out.”

“Israel has a very clear message to our enemies. We are saying to them, look what’s happening in Gaza – you are going to get the same treatment if you attack us. We are going to wipe you off the face of the Earth.”

WSB

Bout time!

kalbokalbs

Nuclear.

WSB

Wow, Gretchen! I always thought the clip was a mess! Now, I see it was choreographed!

TheseTruths

Not being one of the cool insiders who gets it, I looked up Mole Day.

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What Is Mole Day? 

Avogadro’s number is the number of particles in a mole of a substance. Mole Day is an unofficial chemistry holiday celebrated on a date that relates to Avogadro’s number, which is approximately 6.02 x 1023. The purpose of Mole Day is to foster an interest in chemistry.

When Is Mole Day? 

In the US, this is usually October 23rd between 6:02 am and 6:02 pm. (6:02 10/23). Alternate observance dates for Mole Day are June 2 (6/02 in MM-DD format) and February 6 (6/02 in DD-MM format) from 10:23 am to 10:23 pm.

https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-mole-day-and-how-to-celebrate-607762

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The mole as an SI unit is now a defined number…not an empirically measured one:

6.02214076×10^23

or 602,214,076,000,000,000,000,000 molecules or atoms of whatever it is.

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TheseTruths

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I’m sorry but this is satire?

I really HAVE seen “tactical” socks for sale.

Valerie Curren

 😂 

TheseTruths

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TheseTruths

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Why were they using it in the first place?

kalbokalbs

So, education in Israel, dies years ago. Greta?

  :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:  Israel government education approved?   :wpds_evil:   :wpds_evil:   :wpds_evil: 

Valerie Curren

We’ve had this version of that classic song playing at home periodically 🙂

I heard this song perhaps a decade ago when driving around town on the classic rock station & it was new to me, but I loved it. It was Summer time when loud music & driving too fast is pretty much a Motor City tradition. It seemed like what “real” rock & roll was like & sorely missing from current cultural music offerings.

Most of my husband’s bands’ endeavors have hovered around various iterations of classic rock & blues, usually w/ Christian overtones if not overt Christian messaging, especially the many originals by multiple bands he was blessed to play in over the last couple decades.

Now the current band that is slowly ramping up, featuring our oldest son as lead vocalist in his first rock band experience, is taking on a pretty wide range of music for mostly cover tunes, at least to start. They are endeavoring to put together a smaller Christian music set, rocked out of course, for a local Celebrate Recovery program that Michael has played for numerous times in at least 4 different bands previously.

This is one of my current favorite parts of the week when band practice comes around!

This one, also in regular rotation on our YouTube playlist, is one of the songs the new band is covering. This version is so well done & makes me wonder about how “awake” Gary Sinise & the Five Finger Death Punch Guys just might be!

By the way aspects of the BoB video hit me a bit differently now that my son Brandon is about to start his actual Detroit Fire Fighter probation early next month. He’s been doing the EMT stuff for about 6 months now & plans to pick up EMT OT, as he’s able, since the firefighter stuff is actually 2 24 hour days on & 5 days off each week. This will be getting under way just in time for some decent hunting options as rifle starts in Michigan on November 15…

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cthulhu

I love the part of that video when everyone — including the original group’s guitarist — brings on the astrophysicist…..

Valerie Curren

I missed the astrophysicist…where is that roughly in the video?   :wpds_oops: 

cthulhu

3:24.

I believe the blond guitarist with the worn-out Strat is Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who initially recorded the tune.

The Sir Doctor astrophysicist also built his own guitar from scratch, IIRC.

cthulhu

There’s a meme where he and Fred Bulsara are discussing the contribution of XX-chromosome youths with pronounced adipose sufficiency to terrestrial rotational dynamics…..

Valerie Curren

bwah ha ha

I thought FM wasn’t interested in XXs regardless of degrees of adipose abundance…let alone theoretical WGTTs 😉 😉

cthulhu

FM’s relationships with women is quite a complicated subject. It may be that his relationships with men are more well-known because they were more straightforward.

Valerie Curren

TY I heard Elton John’s Tiny Dancer song the other day & thought that he’d once been married to a woman & wondered if that song was somewhat reflective of some of his real world experiences. It’s impossible to box humans in, though we often try, & sitting in judgement is God’s domain, not ours thankfully 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

What really ruined it for me was finding out “Your Song” was written about a man. As was Olivia Newton-John’s [hmm, that name] “I Honestly Love You”…

Two classics, trashed…

And tolerating deviant behavior is not Biblical, either…

Valerie Curren

Yes the Bible is quite explicit about God’s standards for human behavior. None of us can approach living up to them without His help though. When He said looking on a woman with lust is like committing adultery He set the bar Very high…

pgroup2

Thank you. I cannot describe how sick I am of people making excuses for deviant behavior just because a talent for something is also part of that person.

I cannot watch certain movies due to the off-screen behavior of particular actors and actresses. I try to put it aside but that works only barely.

Bob Seger has a line that fits me – wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Why would ONJ writing “I honestly love you” about a man be an issue? What am I missing?

Cuppa Covfefe

The composer of the song, Peter Allen…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Ah.

But then, he was composing it for a female vocalist. He may have taken that into account.

Cuppa Covfefe

No, there’s an longer article about it in one of the music industry rags which I don’t have to hand….

pgroup2

Is straightforward a synonym for slut? Asking for a distant acquaintance.

Cuppa Covfefe

More like a synonym for hell-bent… or hell-bound…

Valerie Curren

Brian May humor that clearly went over my head…like so much at the amazing Q-Tree LOL

cthulhu

Brian May was on-track to getting a PhD in astrophysics when his career took a little multi-year detour. After all the stadium shows ended, he went back and completed it in 2007. That made him “Doctor May”. In 2023, he was knighted, which made him “Sir May”.

His hand-built guitar has its own Wikipedia article — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special

It is to his immense credit that he contributed to this worthy fundraising project, and the amount of respect the other performers show him is quite endearing.

Valerie Curren

Thank you for fleshing that out so much…I’m going to share this with Michael & Nathaniel which may help them as they shape this song & make it their own!

cthulhu

He’s 76 years old and has been everywhere and done everything. He’s a Knight and a Doctor and probably has a staff of accountants to keep track of his residuals. He is unquestionably one of the greats.

Someone asked him to contribute to this video, and he said yes. That means something — and obviously meant enough to the other artists that they made room for him. Respect with a capital ‘R’.

And he brought the magic in return. His contribution is a beautiful, thoughtful solo that is really from his heart — along with some playful theatrics. A great contribution to a great cause.

Valerie Curren

So well said! I love what Dr. May adds to this song & I love the FFDP version too, but what you’ve shared really increases my understanding of the significance of his involvement. Thank you for these wonderful insights!

Here’s the “original” FFDP version, also fun…

Wow the comments to the collaborative version are really something–worth checking out too, imo…

cthulhu

I’d never seen the “original” FFDP version. Thank you for bringing it.

It was pretty impressive for them to get Kenny Wayne Shepherd to appear for a charity on his own song.

And, to tell the truth, I think the collaborative version is better.

Valerie Curren

I agree. I like FFDP better than the KWS original & the collaborative tops both!

Valerie Curren

This is pretty fun too 🙂

& from the comments…

@dedeswife3 months ago
I’m reading their autobiography and Ann suffered with stuttering as a child and extreme bullying. She found she did not stutter while singing and began singing all the time. She’s simply amazing.

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This song is just plain badass. I remember when it came out – my older brother bought the 45. The guitar just sounds like it’s on a hunt. No other band/song sounded like this record. Ann’s voice was very sharp (not in pitch, but in attack, like the point of a sword) in these early songs. She sounds like she’s in control and watch out ! lol.

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Cuppa Covfefe

She also analyzes “Crazy On You” and Weird Al’s “Fat” and “Eat It”… along with a ton of others… seems Weird Al has pretty good pipes… but Ann Wilson is in a class of her own…

She also does Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4”, and is astonished by the brass section… I wonder if she’s sung with the Chicago Symphony, who have a legendary brass section (“Bass”ed by a former classmate 🙂 )… Chicago may be a lousy city, but they are the home of excellent brass… every brass player’s dream…

Hmmm. Just looked up Chicago and Gene, they just did a concert with Muti retiring, and it was (among other things) Lalo Schifrin’s Tuba concerto…. A well-played Tuba sounds and can get into the range of a French Horn… here’s a review:
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/6/16/23763766/tuba-concerto-mission-impossible-cso-riccardo-muti

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Valerie Curren

Sometimes we play old Chicago stuff, like w/ Terry Kath still alive, & get astounded again by how amazing the brass fills out that classic sound!  it!

PAVACA

Many years ago, Yours Truly worked with a couple of actors who had some diction issues. The thing that worked was to have them literally “chant” their lines until they “ran clear”, then put the lines back into the show they were rehearsing.

Valerie Curren

Fascinating. In our family, with lots of stage performances under the collective belts, there is also a huge degree of mimicry that seems to help.

Josiah, on the autism spectrum, had a condition called “echolalia”, where he could verbatim repeat what he heard without evidencing Any comprehension of the words. He can still kind of do that as he often prefers to speak rather than listen. I’ll stop him & ask “what did I say” & he can usually play the tape back accurately, but now he Tends to also grasp the bulk of the verbiage after that rewind-play maneuver…

Another autism quirkiness Josiah has is he’ll deliver his impassioned impression of patriotic or devotional perspectives but as the voice & character of someone very different, like Emperor Palpatine evangelizing people or Winston Churchill in a “never give up” American exhortation. He’ll still mimic Peter Jennings delivery style in 9-11 reporting as Josiah recounts his perspective on current events–fun 🙂 It’s pretty unique & special…

Here’s is one of my son’s unique perspectives, which is demonstrating how God can speak to & through us in many unique domains…

Anakin’s internal Struggle As Darth Vader from A Biblical Perspective.ON DECEMBER 3, 2021 BY JOSIAHCURREN

Hey Guys today I’m going to talk about the Internal Struggle Of Anakin/Darth Vader from A Biblical Perspective

As We All Know, when Anakin became Darth Vader, it seems like there was no trace of Anakin Skywalker left within him. It seemed like he was fully in the Dark Side. But his Love for his Dead wife Padme, and his son Luke Skywalker, was part of the conflict on a daily basis. When Luke says to Darth Vader, “I feel the conflict within you let go of your hate.” Darth Vader was in a sense the opposite of Anakin. Full of Pain, anger, hatred, and suffering. He was redeemed by his son Luke Skywalker and he was finally set Free.

From A Biblical Perspective, it Reminds of what we Believers in Jesus face everyday. We’re all like Anakin Skywalker in a way. Where we’re constantly in A Spiritual Battle between the Flesh and the Spirit, that is in our minds and hearts. We all have darkness and sin in ourselves. We All Fall short of the Glory of God. But The Good news is, As Christians, we can have redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ and only Him. But we can’t do it by ourselves. It is the work of God and the Holy Spirit that ministers to our hearts.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. – Ephesians 1:7-10 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians1:7-10&version=NKJV

Remember Only Through Jesus Christ can we be Set Free. I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

https://starwarsthechosenone.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/anakins-internal-struggle-as-darth-vader-from-a-biblical-perspective/

It was wild, but much of Josiah’s life we had unfortunately learned/decided to mostly tune him out because it seemed like he was just talking gibberish. I wrote about some of that in my first ever Q-Tree post here: https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/luna-wolf-pack/

Well one time I had him at Art Therapy where he would mostly tread the same ground over & over again, artistically portraying the attacks & destruction of the Twin Towers or puppet shows of his overblown versions of the family “fighting”…sigh. It was Very Hard to get him to break out of his “perseveration”. Well this one session the AT had an assistant in training–a 30 something black man whereas the AT was a 50 something Jewish woman. Anyway, I was Absolutely Astonished to hear Josiah have this very involved & insightful back & forth conversation centered around Star Wars. I had NO Idea my son was Even Capable of conversational volleying because I’d basically Never witnessed it. He was well into his teens at this point so it was rather revolutionary to discover that his mind carried these complex thoughts & he was capable of articulating them so well in that one off discussion.

The fact that he independently created that Star Wars blog & uses it as an outlet to dig into the details of the Star Wars universe & occasionally interface with others there is still fairly mind-blowing to me!

He even found this unique blog to follow & be inspired by 🙂

https://starwarsdevotionals.wordpress.com/

Valerie Curren

A couple other FFDP songs that get regular play chez moi

this next one has lists of resources to help vets in need too

eilert

WSB

Perfection. And put on the front lines anyway.

Aubergine

I love it!

And let’s put Lindsey Graham in a cannon and fire him as the first round!

Robert Baker

Your phrasing brought to mind a ballad by Johnny Horton about the War of 1812.

“We fired our cannons till the barrels melted down.
Then we caught an alligator and we fired another round.
We filled his head with cannonballs and powered his behind.
And when we set the powder off the gator lost his mind.”

Aubergine

Lol! I love that. I’m pretty sure I know the tune, too.

kalbokalbs

A classic from when I was a kid… Great song.

Aubergine

That’s it! I knew I had the tune right!

pgroup2

Hope that’s a strong spring on that trigger.

pgroup2

[loud snort]

Aubergine

🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

Why fire a blank? 😀

Aubergine

LOLOLOL!!!!!

That was your best evah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie Curren

Let’s go!

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cthulhu

I’m having trouble getting to sleep, largely because my shoulder hurts like hell.

Last night, around this time, the Fiancee started hammering her elbow into my sore shoulder after I’d been asleep for a couple of hours. She claims that I was trespassing onto her side of the bed and she was moving me over, but it is clear that she meant to hurt me and successfully did so. I had to go elsewhere to collect myself before I could get back to sleep.

In the morning, I got “see what you made me do” — which is a classic domestic violence trope; and “I’m sorry that you made me hurt you” — which flashes “psychopath” alarm bells (and doesn’t begin to be an apology). I’ve been loaded on Advil all day.

As with every relationship, she’s pulled plenty of passive-aggressive BS and been unpleasant before….but I consider this to be explicit violence. I hesitate to say “unprovoked”, but this was unexpectedly escalated. And her comments the next morning have left me creeped-out.

So you’re stuck with me for a bit longer this evening…..

Valerie Curren

Oh Cthulhu, I’m so sorry 🙁 You deserve better…

Some of us are rather better at aggressive aggressive around here, fwiw 🙂

Aubergine

Lol, do I resemble that remark?

Valerie Curren

Yep–we do too chez nous! 🙂
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Aubergine

Amen to the meme!

Valerie Curren

No doubt!

Cuppa Covfefe

Somehow the purple people-beater seems to fit 😆  🌂  🎩 
  :wpds_twisted: 

Aubergine

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PAVACA

Coothie
IMO, if your gut is saying that this was explicit behavior, then follow up on what your gut says. It’s serious and needs to be addressed.

Jack Smith is a THUG

I have been in this situation. i always thought there was something i could do to help/change the situation. it was always “my fault” that i “made” him abuse me. till he almost killed me.
i had a child and that made leaving more difficult for me, but it was better than allowing my child to see the abuse and think that was normal and acceptable.
no one should be abused.
please take care of yourself!

Aubergine

I’m sorry that happened to you. Abuse sucks.

Jack Smith is a THUG

I’m sorry you experienced it as well!
whatever doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.

ever hear that song–God Blessed the Broken Road?
I felt His gentle hand guiding me from that awful situation to the love of my life. thankfully it’s but a distant memory

Aubergine

That is a wonderful song.

kalbokalbs

North Carolina calling… But First…

Because, “I am Like That.”

  • Suggest fiancé get the Trivalent. CDC approved AND recommended.
  • Aligns well with the double jab AND Booster(s) chasers(s).
  • Bonus, ALL Are Safe AND Effective.

Make a run for North Carolina.

Can’t speak for the area you are headed. Last month, enjoyed a wonderful three days in the Shelby / Kings Mountain area of NC. Peaceful AND beautiful.

Aubergine

North Carolina IS beautiful. I love it up in there.

Aubergine

Coothie, I have largely refrained from comment on your relationship. No one really knows the whole story of one unless they live in it. And I hesitate to comment even now. But….

I think you have to get out of this situation. Now.

The “alarm bells” you are hearing are your survival instincts. I have observed in your posts over the years an increasing control and domination from your person. This does not get better, it gets worse, as you are experiencing. Trust me, I’ve lived it. I know.

Pulling the plug on years of relationship is devastating, but clearly in your case, it is necessary. Do what you have to do, but please, for your own best interest, get out.

Most importantly, remember you are not to blame for aggressive behavior from another, no matter WHAT the cause. Unless you hit her, there is NO excuse for her to hit you. Ever.

Aubergine

Possibly. Physical violence in a relationship scares me. With good reason.

Alison

It is my fervent belief, having lived the domestic abuse nightmare, that these relationships are a dynamic. Yes, the abused should leave immediately, but there is some – generally not understood – reason they stay. It was not until years after I finally left that I understood the reasons I stayed as long as I did.

Coothie, you are a brilliant man. I urge you to – either alone or with counseling – figure out what keeps you (from your reports) in an untenable situation. No matter how hard the leave taking is – emotionally, physically, financially – you WILL survive the breakup and heal your wounds.

we are always here to love and support you, no matter whether you stay or go 💖

Jack Smith is a THUG

good advice

Aubergine

AMEN.

PAVACA

Coothie — these are my opinions only. I’m not in your shoes. But I’ve been on the “receiving end” of aggressive partner behavior, complete with “If you’d done what I said to do, everything would be fine.”
ONE, the “alarm bells” are ringing inside your being. LISTEN TO THEM.
TWO, the only way, IMO, to deal with a domestic violence situation is to LEAVE. No matter how hard it is and “after so many years.”

Aubergine

Good advice. I’m sorry you’ve been on the receiving end.

PAVACA

Aubergine
You are very kind. The “recovery period” from these things can take a long time, and progress can be incremental, but recovery indeed can take place.

Aubergine

🙂

We just keep on keepin’ on.

Barb Meier

Agree with PAVACA completely.

TheseTruths

I echo what others have said here and the cautions that they are expressing. What also strikes me is that it appears you are being used and taken advantage of. 😒

Valerie Curren

Reading through all the comments in reply to you expressing such deep & loving concern for your well-being…it just shows that the Q-Tree is also a family/community of depth of love & compassion for each other. There are many hard won insights forged in the fires of suffering & no one wants to see any of us in such abiding, pervasive pain…

As I was thinking about your situation my husband was practicing this song which brought tears to my eyes on your behalf thinking of the second chances that are still ahead for you. May God guide & direct you with His wisdom, grace, courage, joy, & freedom!

In Jesus’ Love

Barb Meier

I’m sorry she did that to you. It sounds like you recognize the behavior. Stay safe first.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Agreed with the others.

It’s long past time you bailed out.

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Barb Meier

Agree. You can think through things later and heal one day at a time in a safer environment.

Sadie Slays

Please start Googling “signs of an abusive relationship” and “signs of emotional abuse” and see if any of these signs sound familiar to you. The violence is an obvious sign, but others may not be so obvious. 

https://au.reachout.com/articles/signs-of-an-abusive-relationship

https://www.safehorizon.org/programs/5-signs-emotional-abuse/

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Monday, October 23, 2023

“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” 

Proverbs 3:13 (KJV)

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

duchess01

PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

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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duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN

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CHILD NOT CHOICE

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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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PAVACA

duchess01
Thank you for these. Prayers ongoing for you here and at Marica’s blog. Be well.

Valerie Curren

amen

Jack Smith is a THUG

It’s Monday..time to get our TRUMP on!

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pgroup2

He’s so tough he doesn’t even have a handle on his sword.

Jack Smith is a THUG

hmmmm…there IS a sword in that picture. I’ll be danged!

pgroup2

Eye candy, eh?

Jack Smith is a THUG

sigh…yup!😍

kalbokalbs

Another beautiful day. Perfect for calling our representatives.

  • Impeach Briben.
  • NO WWIII. Keep US out of ME war.
  • Byron for Speaker. (Or whoever you wish.)
  • Secure the border.
  • One appropriation bill at a time. NO CR.
  • NO US tax dollars for Ukraine. NOT military, USAID, Ukraine government, pensions. NOTHING.
  • NO US tax dollars for Taiwan. Taiwan is wealthy. Pay their way forward.
  • NO US tax dollars for Israel. Israel can buy whatever they want.
  • NO US tax dollars, USAID for Hamas, Palestinians. They hate Israel, Want to destroy Israel. They ALSO Want To Destroy America.
  • Stop DOJ persecution of J6 Political Prisoners.
  • Stop THUG Jack Smith, from persecuting Trump.
Jack Smith is a THUG

you don’t know how that galls me–that ukraine expects us to fund THEIR pensions. we have folks on SS not being able to get by–but instead of increasing that here at home, let’s fund some other country’s pensions!

kalbokalbs

Absolutely. Galls everyone one of us.

Cuppa Covfefe