DEAR MAGA: TGIF Open Thread 20240405

Pimms Cup

ngredients

  • 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Ginger ale, to top
  • Garnish: cucumber slice
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: strawberry
  • Garnish: lemon wheel (optional)
  • Garnish: orange wheel (optional)

Steps

  1. Add Pimm’s No. 1 and lemon juice into a highball glass over ice, then top with ginger ale and stir briefly to combine.
  2. Garnish with a cucumber slice, mint sprig, skewered strawberry and optional lemon and orange wheels.

Badlands News Brief – April 4, 2024

Citizen Groups Stepping Up to Demand Honest Elections

Feminism Is Barbarism

The Ruling Class Screwed Over Manufacturing Towns Like East Palestine Long Before A Train Derailed

The Push for WW3

Tweets & Stuff From X

Eff off, Petey.

Memes & Other Fun Stuff

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

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ACTS 4:1-12

1And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sad’ducees came upon them, 2annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3And they arrested them and put them in custody until the morrow, for it was already evening. 4But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to about five thousand. 5On the morrow their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem, 6with Annas the high priest and Ca’iaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, 9if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed, 10be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. 11This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. 12And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

SATIRE!

If I ever get married, I will not take my husband shopping will be in the vows.

Have a good weekend!

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pgroup2

Let the fun begin!  🙂 

cthulhu

Thank you, De Pat, for a wild week of wonderful witticisms, finally finishing in a full Friday post.

cthulhu

I watched. That’s one impressive young man.

Linda

That was amazing!

Gail Combs

WOW!!!
I am so glad Mark did that video. What an impressive kid.

Also those Crunch Lab Kits — Think like an engineer, is such a WONDERFUL Idea.

His Glitter bombs were great and I loved the squirrel maze video but this one is the best yet.

kalbokalbs

Really, really cool video!!!

cthulhu

…..and…..

He does visit the carnivorous plants at about 14:00.

cthulhu

So, the deal was, I was at an ACA [American Cichlid Association] convention in Atlanta. I believe it was 2002 — about seven years after we had the ACA convention in San Jose.

One of the leading members of our club, the PCCA [ https://cichlidworld.com/ ], who is also a fellow of the ACA [ https://cichlid.org/?page_id=38 ] is a guy named Chuck Rambo. As it turns out, he is also a member of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society [ https://bacps.org/ ] and, through connections, got a group together to visit Atlanta’s carnivorous plant collection…..

So we all motor over there and we start getting the ultimate guided tour…..which stretched into hours. Not only did they have that glorious bog of Sarracenia [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarracenia ], they had Nepenthes in their greenhouse (tropical pitchers), sundews, flytraps, butterworts…..it was a busy few hours….so we never really got to any of the rest of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Incidentally, the most impressive part of the Sarracenia bog is something that didn’t show up well on the video — it’s sloped. They just did that to show off.

cthulhu
gil00

Holy moley!!

Even 99 cent stores cant make it in this economy. They sell full groceries here too. Dollar tree is about to open a 2nd store close by. Hard to believe 99 cent stores are done. Pic n save, ie Big Lots is somehow still in business.

99 Cents Only stores closing all 371 locations, liquidation sales starting Friday

The operators of the 99 Cents Only stores announced Thursday they will shut down all 371 of the locations throughout four states, with liquidation sales starting Friday. “This was an extremely difficult decision and is not the outcome we expected or hoped to achieve,” interim company CEO Mike Simoncic said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the last several years have presented significant and lasting challenges in the retail environment, including the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting consumer demand, rising levels of shrink, persistent inflationary pressures and other macroeconomic headwinds, all of which have greatly hindered the company’s ability to operate.”We deeply appreciate the dedicated employees, customers, partners, and communities who have collectively supported 99 Cents Only Stores for decades.”The move will impact all company locations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. The operators are based in Commerce. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/99-cents-only-stores-closing-all-371-locations-liquidation-sales-starting-friday/

TheseTruths

What a shame, and it’s all by design. COVID was by design. So is inflation and the many other challenges to retail stores.

scott467

Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then ask yourself, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Are we just to do nothing? To allow the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the Earth?’
 
 
I detest any submission to a people who have either ceased to be human, or have not virtue enough to feel their own wretchedness. If ye love comfort better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, [then] go from us in peace.
 
 
We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of your master. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” — Samuel Adams, August 1, 1776…Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

gil00

All those employees too. That a grade above fast food worker and out west w the high prices elsewhere just wow. Gas is almost $5 bucks a gallon here where i am. In other areas it already is that and higher.
Energy and politics of dimms. Fjb.

Aubergine

“…rising levels of shrink…”

This means theft. Shoplifters have run rampant with almost no consequences.

Valerie Curren

I thought it meant less product in packages of the same price 🙁 oops

Aubergine

Shrink in a business can mean a few things.

If an employee accidentally breaks a package open, that’s shrink. If a kid in the store breaks an item, shrink. Theft, shrink.

It basically means items that can’t be sold.

Valerie Curren

OK, TY, I did Not know that 🙂

It’s always a good day to learn something new in the Q-Tree!  🤗 

Aubergine

YW.

Valerie Curren

Shrinkage 😉

mollypitcher5

haha there’s a Seinfeld meme for practically every nutty thing!

Valerie Curren

IKR 🙂

Aubergine

Lol.

gil00

Gotta say, most of the more recent shoppers at the stores locally were black and dependent on the full grocery side. I dont do big lots but occasionally go to dollar tree, which is a bit cleaner and friendlier. Maybe just past their prime. Definitely going to affect the other discount stores needing to watch for “shrink.”

Aubergine

Sad.

Valerie Curren

Dollar Trees around here have been $1.25/item for a while now 🙁

gil00

I think thats how it is here also. Ive only been there a couple times.

Valerie Curren

I usually hit them a couple times a year, especially around Christmas 🙂

gil00

Thats good for stocking stuffers, gift wrap, small gifts i bet.

Valerie Curren

Yes. & I found out my husband’s favorite mints, a melt-in-your mouth red & white striped bloated football shaped individually wrapped confection by “Cardinal” is carried there! I mostly chose them because “Cardinal” is a family name & the mascot of my parents’ HS so they are Very Into cardinals 🙂

gil00

Thats nice when you find something you really enjoy. 🙂

Valerie Curren

Yes. Oh they were called “Red Bird” I just assumed Cardinal because of the picture 😉

TheseTruths

Regarding this X post from the open by a person who has had multiple COVID shots and what it’s like to live with the newly acquired knowledge of the dangers, I had seen the written material before. This is in no way a criticism, but just an observation.

The woman talks about the vaxed being blamed and being called sheep. I don’t doubt that that has happened, but it has not been my attitude toward those who were simply unaware and trusting, and I haven’t perceived it to be the attitude of, really, anyone.

The problem I have is with people who not only followed those who relentlessly pushed the vax, but also blamed the unvaxed, wanted to take our Constitutional rights, wanted to imprison us, and even wanted to deny us medical care. Some were extremely smug, so sure that they were right, and so vindictive. That is what caused the backlash that the unfortunate woman wrote about. On the one hand there are the vindictive vaxed, and on the other, there are those who had good intentions and were taken in. I empathize with the latter group and wish them the best. I think it would be instructive for people like the author of that X post to understand why the backlash happened. That said, I also think it might be too much for her at this time because she has so many worries about her health and that of her family. I pray for all who are in a similar situation.

Aubergine

I agree with you all the way.

pgroup2

You are entirely too reasonable.

TheseTruths

🙂

TheseTruths

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para59r

Pretty much how it’s been working out. 😮

TheseTruths

The only quibble I have is that I haven’t seen leftist women who look to be in such good shape. 😅

scott467

That’s how it should be working out.

I suspect the people who advocate for such idiocy rarely experience the consequences, because if they did, they would stop.

It’s everyone else who pays the price for the village idiots.

TheseTruths

At least some who voted for Dems are experiencing the consequences with rampant crime, illegals taking over their cities, inflation, and the like. How many of them will put two and two together is anybody’s guess.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Both parties rely a lot on the fact that their base hates the other party, often much more than they like their own.

kalbokalbs

Once true for me. Now I hate them equally.

Could piss on both, with equal glee.   :wpds_mrgreen: 

Gail Combs

What is the difference between a Democrat and a RINO?

One lies to your face and the other tells you the truth. But BOTH HATE YOU and laugh together about you behind your back.

This BTW is true. A commenter at WUWT was in DC a decade or more ago. He was sitting near a table with both D & R congress critters who were making nasty comments about the ‘Rubes’ and laughing together.

Too bad cell phones were not available back then. It would be really nice to have that type of evidence spread far and wide on TikTok and X!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yep. I spent today at two nominating conventions, once for Congressional District 4, the other for state house district 56.

“Oh you should listen to the speeches.” I watched people who I *know* are RINOs say exactly the same things good candidates said. The speech won’t tell you jack shit about the candidate.

Valerie Curren

Hope you enjoyed yourself, for that sounds almost like the 7th circle of Hell to me  😜 

Thanks for taking a couple for the team!

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The speeches are short, but it’s worthwhile going just to talk to MAGA types (i.e., most of the other delegates).

Valerie Curren

Well I’m not much for crowds these days either 🙂 I look forward to your report in tomorrow’s post!

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pgroup2

[loud snort]

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I am pretty much in the same boat, but unfortunately most are not.

Aubergine

Sums it right up, doesn’t it?

TheseTruths

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Judge Denies Trump Motion to Have Fani Willis’ RICO Lawfare Case Dismissed on Free Speech Grounds

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Thursday denied Trump’s motion to have Fani Willis’ RICO lawfare case dismissed on First Amendment claims.

“After considering the extensive briefing, the argument of counsel, and the indictment, the Court finds these vital constitutional protections do not reach the actions and statements alleged by the State. Nor do the statutes themselves facially violate the First Amendment,” Judge Scott McAfee ruled on Thursday, Fox News reported.

“They argue this prosecution violates the First Amendment’s protections of political speech and activity, freedom of association, and the right to petition Congress as-applied to their alleged conduct, and further contend that the indicted charges are overbroad,” McAfee said…

Judge McAfee last month also quashed 6 counts in Fani Willis’ indictment – including 3 counts against President Trump.

scott467

How about having the case dismissed based on the endless list of prosecutorial misconduct and abuse?

TheseTruths

That’s what should have happened.

TheseTruths

Reza Chowdhury

This is what the erosion of 20 years of progress looks like in NYC in one chart.

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para59r

So the Ashely Biden Diary thing is popping off in the news again.
I guess it’s because of the trial for people who did the public service of getting the information out to the people.

Anyway, below is an interview with the Marco Polo guy who published the Diary on on National File several years ago and has also served as a repository for the Biden Lap Top. Pretty much everything you know and more about the full affair. Tossing in a few other links as well.

TheseTruths

Apart from everything else, I find it remarkable that she seems to continue to be on good terms with JB. It was probably one of those things that ceased and was never addressed, and then life went on as “normal.” From her diary entries, she seemed to be pretty messed up, so things probably just continued that way. Immorality and crime are a way of life for the Bidens. Creeping on children is, too.

scott467

“Apart from everything else, I find it remarkable that she seems to continue to be on good terms with JB.”

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Could be all sorts of reasons, including fakery of the good terms.

FJB, like any career politician, is a manipulative control freak by necessity, and he has been a politician longer (and has been more successful) than most. It’s highly unlikely that need for control stays at the office.

An abusive relationship will create (or in the case of child, unnaturally enhance) dependency of the victim on the abuser.

If the abuser has wealth and power, the victim has a strong incentive to remain on good terms, both for access to that wealth and power, and to avoid the malicious sabotage the abuser is capable of inflicting on the victim’s life as an adult.

For a lifelong abuser like FJB, the web of control would be many layers thick.

mollypitcher5

ITA with you about it being many layers thick.

It’s interesting to me that DOJ makes the big splash about this now. The matter had gone quiet. Now it’s all back in the spotlight

scott467

I’ve had to look up “ITA” three times today, each time I’ve looked through comments and read this post. For some reason, it just won’t register 😂

ITA — I Totally Agree!

cthulhu

I would have expected it to be similar to the MTA —

mollypitcher5

We the people have seen with our own eyes..Ashley’s father never curbed his attraction to children. I knew a family whose father/grandfather was touching the 2 younger girls . He finally admitted it was true but defended himself with ” no penetration, just touching”. Things in that family did change but he wasn’t charged so I’m sure he got his jollies somehow.
It’s Jill Biden that gets me. She could/can see what Biden is and stayed with him.

mollypitcher5

PS~ when I said things changed, the change was that none of the grands were ever allowed with gramps alone but since it was kept on the downlow the money from fairly wealthy dad could still be accepted. Everybody just put on their blinders.

TheseTruths

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I did a couple of minutes’ research on whether psychiatrists support bathing with your child. Unfortunately, IMO, Krassenstein is correct. The one article I skimmed said that it’s a good way to bond with the child and even to teach them differences about our bodies. I 100% disagree with that. It also said the time to stop it is if the child starts to show signs of discomfort. In my book, those signs of discomfort amount to child sexual abuse.

scott467

Krassenstein is a TDS psychopath.

It’s perfectly normal for a father (or mother) to bathe a young son or daughter, until he or she is old enough to bathe him or her self.

I’m trying, but so far I can’t come up with a good reason why the father (or mother, for that matter) has to also be naked for this activity.

TheseTruths

I’m trying, but so far I can’t come up with a good reason why the father (or mother, for that matter) has to also be naked for this activity.

^^^This.

pgroup2

Exception for nudists?  😆 

mollypitcher5

Well okay,if this is going to be the narrative..I’d love for Joey, in his own words, tell us how he bonded with Ashley in the shower. I want to hear Shaggy defend this as a natural normal Biden family thing evidently passed down to Hunter who was naked with his niece around.

TheseTruths

Nebraska State Senator Mike McDonnell has crossed party lines and today became a Republican.

Why?

Because the Democrats demanded he be pro-Abortion, despite being a Catholic.

pgroup2

Principles — how could democrats have known he actually has them?

TheseTruths

Right. I don’t think Dems could even recognize principles.

TheseTruths

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pgroup2

With cuties like that, millennial guys are so lucky.

TheseTruths
Valerie Curren

 😂 

Aubergine

My favorite part of the form is:

“Do not wish to be contacted (we may still get in contact with you for more information.”

If you’re gonna call me anyway, why is this an option?

Valerie Curren

heads they win, tails you loose  😜 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Those pronouns are far too pronounceable.

TheseTruths

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kalbokalbs

Nevada missing, again.

Full disclosure. Nevada legislators meet every two years for 120 days.

Them bumbling fools wanted to change it to annual meeting.

My feedback was every four years. Less opportunity to damage Nevada.

Valerie Curren

BQQM!

Leap year (only) legislatures for the win!

cthulhu

Annually, but in the target area of one of the Vegas ranges that allows machine guns.

pgroup2

The Mandalay Bay range uses live targets.

kalbokalbs

Killing field was closed down. Prolly built over.

Valerie Curren

Without collecting all of the evidence. I believe “they” were filling in bullet holes in the pavement so they could presumably bolster the “lone gunman” fiction  😡 

Gail Combs

North Carolina is ALSO missing.
Remember they want to turn NC into a ‘Biden’ state.

PAVACA

Gail Combs
Correct. IMO, North Carolina is getting closer to being “blued-out.”

Gail Combs

They are certainly working very very hard at it. It is a shame because NC is NOT BLUE at all!

Yesterday I put up a link to how they used LAWFARE to shred another NC election law. The courts changed the new law to allow SAME DAY REGISTRATION WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF ANY TYPE! 😡

As Ivan Raiklin says, THAT means North Carolina electors WILL BE ILLEGAL since the courts DO NOT HAVE authority over election laws, only the LEGISLATURE DOES.

This BTW is the BIG FIGHT and needs to go to the Supreme Court and get ruled that the Constitution must be enforced AS WRITTEN.

This BTW is a point Ivan makes over and over. It is why, among other reasons, he says the Biden occupation is ILLEGAL. No Quorum is the other.

TheseTruths

Blatant racism and discrimination. Someone should have sued, yesterday.

Valerie Curren

class action

TheseTruths

Rebecca Lavrenz is a 72-year-old great-grandmother facing up to 3 years in jail.

Her crime? Peacefully entering the Capitol building on January 6th for 10 minutes & praying…

She has no criminal record, engaged in no property damage or violence.

She is a devout Christian who runs a Bed & Breakfast in Colorado and has 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

It seems that there are reports of outrageous injustices every day now. Some of them are happening with Trump, some with J6 people, some with people defending themselves against illegal invaders, some praying at abortion clinics, etc. The country is being taken over by lawless dictators, and no one is stopping it. Each situation might require a slightly different remedy, but there has to be a way to stop it or we are lost.

TheseTruths

In the report above, I’m sure she didn’t know any better, but her first mistake was having her cell phone with her so she could be traced. Her second mistake was having a consensual interview with law enforcement.

And who are the “multiple tipsters” who reported her? Nazis?

mollypitcher5

Family? Neighbors.? FB contacts?. Her phone proved she was there.

Aubergine

My oldest son would have ratted me out if I had gotten there.

He just would have.

Leftists really ARE just like Nazis.

Valerie Curren

That’s so tragic, I’m so sorry  😪 

Aubergine

Yeah, me too.

Valerie Curren

Maybe “when he is old” he’ll see the light, “train up a child” & all…

Aubergine

We can hope.

Valerie Curren

AND pray  🙏 

mollypitcher5

I think some family thought it would be a ‘fun’ way to shame Trump supporters without understanding that it would mean prosecution and possibly years of prison time.

Gail Combs

If it was older parents, and I was one it would mean ZERO inheritance, if I still had a dime left after legal expenses.

The son who actually SPIED on the father for the FBI so they could put Dad in jail for a REALLY LONG TIME, based on nothing but his comments in the privacy of his own home really got me. I think the kid was 16 or 17.

If I had been the wife, I would certainly consider selling ALL ‘toys’ such as entertainment equipment, cars, bikes … and stripping the household down to bare minimum to pay for the legal fees.

If I owned the house it would go up for sale (or rent) and I would move into an apartment or trailer.

For sure as soon as the kid turned 18 he would get booted out of the household.

….

Perhaps I am cold hearted, but after living with a brother who was a sociopath at minimum. (He was described as ‘cold centered’ by two different psychs.) I have ZERO tolerance for those who get their jollies from hurting those who have done nothing to them but shown them kindness.

In my honest opinion the Christian doctrine of forgiveness has been twisted to mean ‘FORGIVING EVIL of the psychopaths of the left’ as a means to PREVENT Christians from fighting back against EVIL.

>>>>>>>>>>>

In doing a search (on Yandex) it took me a very long time to actually find this. Everything else was about UNCONDITIONAL forgiveness by Christians…

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𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀

…are Christians required to forgive those who have wronged them even if the offenders remain unrepentant? What, if any, is the relationship between forgiveness and repentance?

Christians are divided on this issue. Some Christian writers, like R. T. Kendall, believe that forgiveness should be given unconditionally, even to offenders who are not repentant and who continue in their offense.

However, the majority of Christian theologians and spiritual writers maintain that forgiveness should only be extended to offenders who are truly repentant. Based on passages like Ephesians 4:32, where Paul exhorts his readers to forgive ‘one another, as God in Christ forgave you’, they maintain that we should forgive as God forgives (See also Colossians 3:13).

How does God forgive?

It is clear in Scripture that God does not forgive the stiff-necked and unrepentant sinner. In fact, the Bible explicitly teaches that only the repentant will receive divine forgiveness and the blessings of salvation (Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 3:19).

There are numerous passages in the NT that underscore that forgiveness is premised on repentance. For example, in Luke 17:3 we read these words of Jesus: ‘Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him’.

In this passage, the subjunctive ‘if’ (Greek: ean) sets the condition for forgiveness. 👉This passage therefore clearly teaches that forgiveness should always be conditioned upon repentance.👈

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To my logical mind, THIS is the type of Forgiveness that is actually CHRISTIAN and not that of a beaten down gas-lighted slave.

mollypitcher5

I’m in agreement with everything you wrote.

Gail Combs

Thank you. I think it is very hard for Christians to understand, that like our ‘written’ history, The EVIL ONES have sought to TWIST Christianity to their own use. After all the Scribes were beholden to the overlords.

First Son inherits the title and lands
Second son goes into the military as an officer
Third son goes into the PRIESTHOOD…

If you read Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, he really has nothing good to say about any EXCEPT the poor parish priest who was OF THE PEOPLE and not the upper class. To my mind he was the only real Christian of the entire lot!

pgroup2

Perfectly stated.

I’d like to add that repentance is not real unless and until the offender understands and admits his/her offense. Also, that forgiveness begins in the spirit and manifests in the physical.

Even on the Cross, Yeshua was approached with repentance by one of the thieves before He gave forgiveness directly to him.

Gail Combs

This also applies to those who insisted, we who did not take the Clot Shot, should be shunned, forced, denied medical care…

Until and unless they understand our GOD GIVEN Constitution rights, I can see no real path to forgiveness.

Again it is the typical leftist position.

“OH you caught me with my hand in the cookie Jar.” YOU as a Christian MUST forgive me even though I WILL not admit I was wrong. I will not try to make changes. AND I WILL DO THE SAME AGAIN as soon as your back is turned.

TheseTruths

They do a similar thing with the border. They try to make Christians and moral people think the “loving” thing to do is to let someone invade your space and endanger you and your property in multiple ways. Not only is it evil, but IMO it’s part of the twisting of our Christian culture (as you said in another comment). They’re trying to make us weak so they can take advantage.

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Valerie Curren

1,000%

kalbokalbs

With ya!

TheseTruths

I think some family thought it would be a ‘fun’ way to shame Trump supporters without understanding that it would mean prosecution and possibly years of prison time.

Probably so, in the beginning, but within the past year or even longer, it has become clear that J6ers are being thrown in jail for years. I think there might be people combing through footage to find people who could be persecuted like this.

Gail Combs

Shades of NAZI Germany.

I remember a while back when the Red Flag laws were first getting passed, a sister called the cops on her brother. (He had done NOTHING WRONG) however the cops shot him to death.

I sure hope the guilt is still making her lose sleep at night… but I seriously doubt it.

Valerie Curren

Horrifying  😢   😡   😫 

Aubergine

That is possible. Hard lesson, though.

scott467

Pretty good article about the disaster of feminism.

This part went off the rails though:

“Some scholars speculate that the first human societies were matriarchal or, at the very least, centered around women and their needs.”

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Is that speculating, or fantasizing?

Or feminist wishful thinking (or intentional denial of Genesis) (or both)?

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“This is not only plausible but likely.”

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Nope.

Not likely.

Not even a little.

If the scholars insist on abandoning the Biblical account, then it was law of the jungle, which means the strongest ruled.

The strongest males had multiple concubines (whoever they chose, because who would stop them?) and the weakest males had whoever was left. This is reflected even today in that women are hypergamous and willing to share a ‘high value’ male, but the reverse is not true.

Kings have harems.

Queens don’t.

If there is an exception to that rule in the historical record, it would only prove the rule.

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“The primordial world human beings first found themselves thrown into was a world of terror, violence, and death. Man, in this original state, knew neither philosophy nor science. He did not have writing or mathematics. Buffeted by indifferent natural forces—rains, forest fires, and storms—he began to worship such phenomena out of fear and superstition.

Survival—the preservation of mere life—was his first and overwhelming concern. The demands of survival and reproduction dominated these human communities.”

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Nope.

If you are talking about the ‘primordial world’ (and still rejecting the Biblical account) then the only survival that counted was one’s own life.

If they “knew neither philosophy nor science”, they didn’t know about reproduction either. Reproduction would have been a mysterious occasional result of intercourse.

And because only sometimes did it cause pregnancy, and many times it did not, the randomness, without “philosophy or science”, would make understanding ’cause and effect’ dubious at best. Who knows how long it took to understand that intercourse caused pregnancy.

The desire to have children is not what drove reproduction, it was the drive to have sex.

Reproduction is a byproduct of that drive.

And that drive is far stronger in males than in females.

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“For society to endure, women’s needs had to be met.”

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Primordial people without “philosophy nor science” have no need or interest in society.

They need only the base layer of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs:

Breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, excretion.

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“Some scholars estimate that in Greek antiquity, up to a third of women would die due to complications with childbirth. Children faced an even more uncertain world—until the 1900s, roughly half of all children died before reaching adulthood. 

It is easy to understand how such societies could become matriarchal.”

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It’s easy to speculate and fantasize, if one has a feminist worldview.

Not so easy to understand.

Jungle Law is defined by strength and violence.

So unless the women tricked all the violent, horny men into subservience, that’s not happening in any sort of organic ‘natural order’, in the same way that modern feminism hasn’t happened as the result of any organic or ‘natural order’, either.

But don’t take my word for it.

Take a gaggle of hotties, and throw them in a men’s maximum security penitentiary, and see what happens. It’s a feminist’s wet dream to even PRETEND the results would be other than the obvious.

Make the number of women equal to the number of men, and the result is the same.

Make the number of women twice the number of men, and the result will be the same.

Make the number of women five times the number of men, and the result will be the same.

It’s a testament to the power of feminist fantasy that anyone might argue otherwise.

A strong man can physically defeat at least 5 ‘normal’ women at once. A strong, violent man — the kind of men in maximum security prisons, or in the primordial world — could physically defeat more than 5 women at once, easily. With a shank, it wouldn’t last more than 30 seconds.

There are skilled male fighters who can defeat 3 other skilled male fighters at once. He could sure as %$@# beat 5 or more regular women.

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“Women of childbearing age were a precious resource. Their needs — the needs of bare life— dominated the consciousness of such communities.”

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Speculation on the consciousness of primordial communities which have neither ‘philosophy nor science’?

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“In such circumstances, men were more expendable. Keeping them in line would have been relatively easy. Women and their allies — their male orbiters and drones — had plenty of incentives to curtail any rebellious or spirited behavior. Control over sexual access and reproduction is an effective way to keep a male population in line.”

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In the immortal words of Steven Tyler: “Dream On“.

It’s a fundamental misunderstanding of natural power dynamics, based on physical prowess, in an environment where might makes right.

Put as many females as you want in a men’s penitentiary, and see how long it takes for the men to become ‘orbiters and drones’ who say “how high” whenever Queen Hottie says ‘Jump!’

That script might work for a ‘B’ movie, but not in real life.

Go ahead, test that idea, see how that works out.

This is the kind of intellectual debilitation that results from 5+ decades of Western feminism.

The rest of the article seemed pretty good.

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Gail Combs

Author needs to read a Pre-feminism anthropology book.

There were/are female/male divisions of labor and they did differ from tribe to tribe and culture to culture.

Basically women took care of kids and ‘gathered’ ==> farming and the men hunted and raided.

cthulhu

While males are larger and stronger in both chimpanzees and bonobos, chimpanzee society is strongly patriarchal while bonobo society is weakly matriarchal.

cthulhu

I started by wondering whether the size of adults might have something to do with the patriarchal/matriarchal divide, being that female orcas rule their pods and are larger than males.

Gail Combs

Size does have something to do with it. In humans it has to do with the division of labor. IIRC, in the Northeastern Indian tribes, I think the women ran the home front (They farmed) while the men were in charge of raiding and hunting.

This is close to what I remember:

In the Iroquois Confederacy (including the Onandaga, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga, and later Tuscarora Nations), women participated in all major decision-making. Women had the power to veto any act of war. And women selected the chiefs…

…In many tribes, such as the Algonquins and Iroquois, women were responsible for tending to the fields while the men were responsible for hunting. Thus, women played a major role in the family and exerted significant control over social and economic factors within the tribes….

In the Iroquois community, women were the keepers of culture. They were responsible for defining the political, social, spiritual and economic norms of the tribe. While Iroquois sachems (chiefs-leaders) were men, women nominated them for their leadership positions and made sure they fulfilled their responsibilities… Men were the warriors, tradesmen, and hunters (Kalman 18). From a young age boys were taught to be brave and refuse fear and pain. They were responsible for protecting their families from raiding Indian tribes and from animal attacks…. Tribal Council was dominated by male speakers, but the women decided which men should be speakers. If the chosen man expressed opinions that clashed with those of the Womens’ Council, they could replace him with someone who more closely represented their views… LINK



Valerie Curren

very interesting

RedLegLeader68

OK, guys, does this sound anything like your household? It does mine!

Gail Combs

It only makes sense. Even in medieval Europe the Nobleman’s wife had a lot of power. She was boss when he was gone to war and she was in charge of the regular care of the castle, the food… The men would be in charge of defense and both men and women did the farming at times.

cthulhu

Scott might appreciate this article, despite its source —

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/eller-myth.html

Valerie Curren

That was an enjoyable read, Scott   :wpds_twisted: 

scott467

I try to add a little entertainment value to the screeds 😂

Valerie Curren

It’s working…for me at least 😉 😉

pgroup2

Somebody forgot to fully close your cage door last night.

You got out and went on a critique.  😂 

scott467

I was lured in by the title.

So I was reading along, and it was pretty good.

Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, the author wandered off the reservation and right into a Lilith Fair Fantasy Workshop 🤦‍♂️

So even people who are ostensibly on the right side of this subject can still be infected with the feminism mind virus.

What was the point of any of the things he was saying in that whole section of the article that I addressed?

It was like he was going strong, then he went wobbly and was momentarily possessed by pagan animal spirits, then he was back on track for the finish.

It was like watching a RINO trying to worm his way into the good graces of a Leftist by saying “you’re right about a lot of things you know, we just have different ideas about the solutions!”

It’s repulsive.

The Left isn’t right about a lot of things, certainly including feminism. If there is even a single thing the Left is right about, I’m not aware of it — because the Left has chosen to define itself against nature and common sense, in every thing.

So what good is accomplished by the author trying to meet the crazy people halfway? The crazy people will only condemn him for not going all the way crazy, and in the process, he has shot his credibility with the people who aren’t crazy.

All that speculation about ancient primordial ‘society’ matriarchy came off like a sorry attempt to throw a bone to the feminist hairy armpit crowd. How is that supposed to work?

If he’s speculating that the natural ancient order is for women to be in charge and men were just ‘orbiters and drones’, then what’s his argument for things to be any different today?

Is he trying to argue for going against the natural order now? How’s that going to work out, either on this subject or any other?

It was like watching someone who is suddenly overtaken by the irrational urge to sabotage himself, so he better step on a rake, and he found just the right one to undermine everything else he was trying to say.

And that’s a strange thing to do! 😂

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pgroup2

You write great stuff.  😄 

Valerie Curren

Agreed!

scott467

😁

TheseTruths

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pgroup2

Way back when, our tea party hosted KrisAnne for a talk and a book signing. She is a 5’2″ hornet. Nothing pastel about her.

I remember thinking that I wouldn’t want to be a lawyer opposing her in a courtroom.

RAC

“On Catholic Easter, a huge icon collapsed a few meters from Pope Francis.”
https://t.me/intelslava/57039
( As if on cue the breeze gusted on the word power )

Gail Combs

And that [FILL IN BLANK] never missed a beat in his speech.

cthulhu

Just because…..

GA/FL

Amazing wheelchair – sent the video to Sally Q and her wheelchair tech.
It looks like a heap of fun for kids and grown ups – but having 20 years experience with Sally’s wheelchairs, I would worry and be asking questions about safety features and longterm reliability and maintenance.

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Gail Combs

I would think that these guys would do their best to make sure it was safe and durable.

They are Engineer NERDS remember.

pat frederick

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Tucker Carlson

@TuckerCarlson

Ask anyone in Congress who plans to vote for billions more in Ukraine aid next week: how many Ukrainians have been killed so far? They’ll have no idea. They can’t even guess. Their intel briefers haven’t mentioned it. Then ask: how can you fund a foreign army but not bother to know how many of its soldiers have died in the war you’re paying for? Disgraceful.

Gail Combs

It is NOT about the war. It is about LAUNDERING FUNDS back to the DNC RNC and others.
REMEMBER the FTX – UKRAINE CONNECTION

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Tens of Billions of US Dollars Were Transferred to Ukraine and then Using FTX Crypto Currency the Funds Were Laundered Back to Democrats in US
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We have information that the tens of billions of dollars going to Ukraine were actually laundered back to the US to corrupt Democrats and elites using FTX cryptocurrency. Now the money is gone and FTX is bankrupt. 

As reported earlier, the FTX crypto company gave at least $40 million to Democrat candidates and causes in the midterms…

The far-left Washington Post reported on March 3 that Ukraine was dealing in crypto.

The Ukrainian government has gathered more than $42 million in cryptocurrency donations since Saturday… Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman Fried has come forward to help a crypto donation project. 

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McCarthy Quiet as Massive Monetary Tie to FTX Is Uncovered

A former co-CEO of the disgraced and bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX donated to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, according to federal records.

Federal Election Commission records show that in the 2022 campaign cycle, Ryan David Salame made two donations to McCarthy, totaling $8,700. However, that pales next to the $2 million FEC records show Salame gave to the Congressional Leadership Fund, which is closely aligned with McCarthy.

According to the website Open Secrets, the $2 million donation made Salame the 19th-biggest donor to the fund.

FTX leaders’ political donations topped $1M weeks before bankruptcyContributions went to more than 40 percent of Congress

..Bankman-Fried, Co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets Ryan Salame, and FTX Director of Engineering Nishad Singh were the company’s most active political donors.

Salame contributed $121,100 in early October to Team McConnell, a joint-fundraising committee supporting the campaigns of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the 15 incumbent Republican senators who ran for reelection last year…

TradeBait2

Good Lawd, when will people figure this out and start blasting their Reps and Senators with letters, phone calls, posts, texts, emails, etc. until they get the message to stop the Ukraine madness.

It should be an immediate disqualifier to vote for anybody that sends anything of value to that Nazi haven.

Gail Combs

It first needs to get out to the larger public that Ukraine is nothing but a launder-mat and that is why it is being funded.

pat frederick

Ben Shapiro

@benshapiro

Joe Biden will cause WWIII through his utter and complete stupidity. Here is his current position: 1. The United States is willing to go to direct war with a nuclear power by admitting Ukraine to NATO. The minute Ukraine joins NATO, Article 5 will be invoked and we are then in a shooting war with Russia. 2. The United States is demanding a ceasefire from an ally, Israel, in a war with a terrorist group holding hostages including Americans, in a conflict involving precisely ZERO US troops. Iran and its terror proxies now know that if they murder over a thousand citizens of an American ally, take hundreds of hostages, and then hide among civilians, Joe Biden will save them. It is nearly impossible to believe one human being could be so stupid. But Joe Biden always surpasses expectations.

Aubergine

Somewhere I read that a country already actively at war is not allowed to join NATO.

Maybe that will stop them, but I won’t hold my breath.

pat frederick

when did rules ever stop these assholes?

Aubergine

Exactly. I know.

kalbokalbs

Them assholes, Briben, his idjit administration, NATO…can create a war.

Americans will NOT participate. Americans will NOT show.

I’d guess massive demonstrations…All Ages…All stripes of folks.

Would not surprise me if ports got shut down.

Would not surprise me if the backbone of our Woke Military, said NO.

mollypitcher5

They are also pretty good at understanding what events will get Americans to participate like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. Any loud boom that kills a lot of Americans usually works. Since we know citizen deaths are meaningless to them and they can point the all knowing, FIB investigated finger at whom ever they want the culprit to be..war!! Rah rah..those evil Russians.
I’ll never believe anything they say again.

Gail Combs

“…I’ll never believe anything they say again.”

And that is their major problem. It was the CONSERVATIVES that generally went to war. This time the CONSERVATIVES and Soy-boys are going to be UNITED in refusing to fight for the MIC.

7/30/2022 — The CIA has long manipulated the media, spreading disinformation to justify US wars. Today just 11% of North Americans trust television news.
Polls show almost no one trusts US media, after decades of war propaganda and lies

Very few people in the United States trust the mainstream corporate media. This is confirmed by a July survey from the major polling firm Gallup, which found that just 11% of North Americans trust television news, and a mere 16% have confidence in newspapers.

It’s quite easy to understand why. The US media apparatus has repeatedly shown itself over decades to be completely unreliable and highly politicized.

The corporate media’s treachery has been especially clear in the demonstrably false stories it disseminated to try to justify the US wars on Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.

This disgraceful legacy continues today, in the proxy war that Washington is waging on Russia via Ukraine….

Pew Research: 9/19/2023 — Public Trust in Government: 1958-2023

Public trust in the federal government, which has been low for decades, has returned to near record lows following a modest uptick in 2020 and 2021.

Currently, fewer than two-in-ten Americans say they trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (1%) or “most of the time” (15%). This is among the lowest trust measures in nearly seven decades of polling. Last year, 20% said they trusted the government just about always or most of the time…

TheseTruths

It’s good that more people are waking up.

Gail Combs

VERY VERY GOOD. It gives me hope.

pat frederick

but the MIC senses blood in the water and they will be pulling whatever stunt they need to, to ramp up military spending.

kalbokalbs

^^^ Absolutely.

My bet is Americans will NOT participate AND show it in ways never seen before.

Gail Combs

After the Clot Shot, and the Declaration of Military Accountability – DocumentCloud

Petition: https://militaryaccountability.net/

with over 33 thousand, mainly retired and active military, signing that petition, I think they have a REALLY BIG PROBLEM.

Remember, My Ex-husband’s trainer at OCS was shot in the back by his OWN troops, not once but THREE times on three separate tours of duty.

Obama FIRED US Military Elite and replaced them with DIE hires like that idiot that did not even tell the White House or anyone he was going into the hospital.

At this point they just do not have LEADERS within the Biden admin that soldiers are willing to follow into war.

I am not sure how it will play out but the military rank and file is NOT dumb and they are NOT happy with the Biden-Obama Admin.

mollypitcher5

Wouldn’t it be like them to be in the planning stage, set to ignite when Trump takes office. Then what ?

pat frederick

Trump brings peace to the table thru strength and reason

mollypitcher5

He does but if a large number of innocent civilians were killed in an incident attributed to a particular country..he’d be in a bad situation. Of course the current cabal appears to be wanting this now so we’ll see how it plays out.

Gail Combs

At this point the actual truth would be uncovered and revealed within a week.

All it would take for Trump, is to REVEAL the ACTUAL EVIDENCE that the CIA & US Deep State (NAZIs) DID KILL JFK!

Spies, Spooks, Snakes and The Sea Eye Aye = CIA COMPOSED OF RECRUITED NAZIS
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kalbokalbs

Trump Will End It.

pgroup2

Shapiro is an idiot if he thinks that Ukraine is joining NATO. Joining requires unanimous consent. Hungary has repeatedly stated that it will never vote in favor.

pat frederick

awesome sauce!

TheseTruths

“Joe Biden will cause WWIII through his utter and complete stupidity.”

I think it’s all designed by the cabal that wants to steal the next election, take down America, and usher in the globalist agenda.

pat frederick

it’s a sign

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kalbokalbs

Wut? A sign?

It’s not even April 8th, Total Eclipse of the Sun.

/s

Jus Funnin.

pat frederick

lightning sent to recharge the American Spirit…light it up and let it BLAZE

Robert Baker

Job chapter 38 verses 34-35

Valerie Curren

That Crunch Labs video was fun AND inspiring–Thank you DP. Hope you are recouped from what were likely some busy weeks surrounding Easter season duties. God Bless!

pat frederick

this is going to get sticky–like the phone call with President Trump–GA has a one party rule for recording phone calls, but FLA and MD have a two party rule (all parties must be aware of and CONSENT to having the phone call recorded). a defendant says Willis illegally recorded a phone call of his attorney.
https://thelibertydaily.com/fani-willis-accused-illegally-recording-trump-defendants-lawyer/

Gail Combs

  :wpds_shock: GEE you would think a LAWYER would KNOW the law.   :wpds_lol: 

Valerie Curren

not necessarily an affirmative action/DEI hire…competence is so “white’ LOL

Valerie Curren

Another in the list of post covid crapola assaults on health 🙁

The health condition many women are getting diagnosed with after COVID (msn.com)

Does your heart beat faster when you stand or sit up? Learn the symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
If you’re new to the world of POTS, whether that’s because of its newfound connections with Long COVID-19, or its recent momentum on social media, you’ve probably come across the long list of symptoms that may or may not mean you have it.

POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and shows up through symptoms like a rapid heart rate after standing, lightheadedness, or fatigue. If you, like many others, have been experiencing this odd collection of symptoms, it’s worth asking the question, “Do I have POTS or is it something else?”

When our former pastor & family first came to our church from Africa their middle son had POTS as a complication of Lyme Disease, iirc. This then teen was so impacted that he usually had to lay down in church & could barely sit up or stand for any length of time. We saw this young man on Easter & he is doing Very Much Better now PTL, but was very debilitated by the POTS condition for a number of years previously. Getting him specialty care was one of the main reasons his parents decided to come stateside for they had both grown up on the mission field & eventually went back to Africa, where they’d both left their hearts…

pat frederick

what an ass…inserting yourself into a war zone is always dangerous. were the “aid” workers being used by hamas for cover? they do like to use schools and hospitals to hide within. and no mention of those killed by hamas at the concert OR the hostages STILL being held–some Americans.
FTA

A furious President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the airstrikes that killed seven aid workers were ‘unacceptable’ and demanded he push toward an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Biden, 81, upped the ante in the hour-long phone call on Thursday and and warned Bibi that Israel could lose American support if civilians kept getting hurt and killed. The White House said it want changes within ‘hours and days.’

The U.S. president has faced increasing pressure to get tougher on Netanyahu after the strike that killed seven food aid workers, including a dual American-Canadian citizen earlier this week.

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The call on Thursday is a turning point, with Biden saying the situation in Gaza cannot carry on like this. 

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/joe_biden_openly_goes_to_war_against_israel.html

pat frederick

perhaps the maggot needs to court the muslim vote in minnesota?

pgroup2

You are so cynical … and correct.  🙂 

singingsoul1

” Maggot ” is a good description wish I thought of it 🙂

singingsoul1

Who does Biden think he is King of Israel? He has no right to command Israel to do anything. He should clean up his own border travesty that cold unleash a war in the united states. He did enough damage in the Ukraine and I consider him a war criminal with his buddy Zilinsky
What a bozo always was one now the wold sees who he is an embarrassment to the nation.

Gail Combs

“…were the “aid” workers being used by hamas for cover?….”

That was my first thought. If I recall I saw something about Qatar being involved in that food aid.

>>>>>>>>>>

Qatar Forces Delivering 41 Tons of food Aid to Gaza (The link eats your computer…)

June 2020 – UNITED NATIONS relief & works agency for Palestine refugees in the near east

Today, Qatar Charity signed a contribution agreement for US$ 1.5 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza.
This generous contribution will enable UNRWA to continue providing food assistance critical to Palestine refugees in Gaza.  LINK

Hamas leaders worth staggering $11B revel in luxury — while Gaza’s people suffer

While their people languish in poverty and are treated as human shields, the leaders of Hamas live billionaire lifestyles.

The terror group’s three top leaders alone are worth a staggering total of $11 billion and enjoy a life of luxury in the sanctuary of the emirate of Qatar. 

The emirate has long welcomed the leaders of the terror group and installed them in its luxury hotels and villas at the same time as it hosts a vast American military presence.

RAC

“Denmark fires chief of defense, runs into more naval issues”
“The Danish government has fired the chief of defense after he reportedly failed to disclose several malfunctions aboard the frigate Iver Huitfeldt during its deployment to the Red Sea.
“With the challenges we are facing, a new chief of defense is needed,” Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said during a press briefing on April 3, according to local media.
The minister was referring to the emergence of claims, initially made by the Danish news website Olfi, regarding critical weapon and mission systems issues on the frigate, that appear to have been unreported and ignored for a significant period of time.”

https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2024/04/04/denmark-fires-chief-of-defense-runs-into-more-naval-issues/

kalbokalbs

Smacks of our DoD…hiding problems. Why would our DoD hide problems.

After all, problems create More Money For MIC.

Like government, MIC is Not the Solution. MIC Is the Problem.

duchess01
singingsoul1

Amen

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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Valerie Curren

Amen…Beautiful. TY Duchess, have a blessed weekend 

PAVACA

duchess01
Thank you for these, especially for the verses from Isaiah. Prayers ongoing for you here and at Marica’s blog. Be well.

TheseTruths

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

And remember to pray for Wolf Moon. I’m guessing he is in one of his planned absences.

duchess01

January 30, 2024

Psalm 91. The most powerful prayer from the Bible. God’s protection, healing 

#psalm91 #psalms #prayer

Pray Everyday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18c1Vk0Svvg



SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Boebert Day!

kalbokalbs

Seems I missed the rest of the story. Perhaps it’ll be in Saturday’s post or…?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

This was the day Boebert (and about a dozen others) were vying to be put on the primary ballot for Colorado’s 4th CD. Will tell the full story tomorrow.

kalbokalbs

Boebert For The Win. Guessing name recognition in play.

pat frederick

brought this from my place…Filly posted it. I wanted to know if THIS is common? do companies posting bonds have to “justify their surety”??????

NebraskaFillyApril 5, 2024 at 8:29 am Edit

That bitch refuses to accept defeat!!

Just The News: “New York Democratic Attorney General Letitia James’s office this week, expressed concerns about the company that posted former President Donald Trump’s $175 million bond.
Trump posted the sum on Monday as part of a New York civil fraud case against him. The original sum was markedly higher at $464 million, though the New York appeals court last month reduced it to the $175 million amount.
James’s office, however, indicated Thursday that it had doubts about Knight Specialty Insurance Company and demanded either it or Trump prove the firm could afford to pay the sum.
“Defendants or (Knight) shall file a motion to justify the surety within ten days of the service of this notice, failing which the Bond shall be without effect, except that the surety shall remain liable on the Bond until a new undertaking is given and allowed,” her office wrote, according to The Hill.
Trump’s posting of the bond was widely regarded as a defeat for James, who had moved to begin seizing his assets in anticipation that he would be unable to post the higher sum. Last month, she filed judgements in Westchester County to begin the process of seizing Trump’s Seven Springs golf course and private estate.”

pgroup2

Time for the surety company to hire a lawyer and get aggressive with Mizz Slimey.

Aubergine

AGREED!

All these people understand is aggression. Time to fight like hell.

pgroup2

Let’s be clear – she is just trying to force the surety company to buy an underwriter policy. The most commonly known such company that issues such policies is Lloyd’s of London but there are many and they aren’t cheap on short notice.

James’ is inflicting damage on this company, also known as a tort. NYC has LOTS of tort lawyers for hire.

pat frederick

thanks pgroup!

Gail Combs

THANK Q!

Lloyd’s of London AIN’T CHEAP!!! They are the underwriters for our insurance.

After 9-11 we were forced to get our gig insurance thru a company in Fl that insures the ‘Wild & Wacky’ (They are really great BTW.) As a result our insurance rates DOUBLED. They have not been able to tell us what we will have to pay this spring for our yearly insurance but I expect it to nearly double again.🙄

pat frederick

Melania to host a campaign event April 20
FTA
Melania Trump, who has been largely absent from the campaign trail during her husband’s presidential run, is back on the GOP fundraising circuit.
The former first lady is set to hold her first major political event of the year — a fundraiser for the Log Cabin Republicans on April 20 at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach, Florida, club where she and former president Donald Trump live, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.
Melania Trump has long maintained a close relationship with the Log Cabin Republicans, which describes itself as “ the nation’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBT conservatives and allies.” In 2021, she was the special guest at a dinner the organization hosted at Mar-a-Lago, where she was given an award. The former president himself spoke at an event the organization hosted at the club in 2022.
The April event is the launch for the organization’s “Road to Victory” program, which plans to target voters in swing states.
A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Last month, Melania Trump said “ stay tuned” when asked by a reporter when she would return to the campaign trail. The ex-first lady made the remarks while attending, with her husband, a wake for a slain New York City police officer.

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/04/melania-trump-is-back-set-to-hold-event-for-log-cabin-republicans-00150717

pgroup2

I’m sure glad I wasn’t invited.  🙁 

Gail Combs

At this point, as long as they keep it in the bedroom and do not target children, I feel it is between them and GOD. Therefore I welcome ANY who support POTUS Trump.

pat frederick

I’m sure Ric Grenell is an influence here

pgroup2

I guess you missed the part where they formed a political group with sodomy as its common characteristic and professed conservatism as plumage. IOW, they took it OUT of the bedroom and made sure that you [as a normie] knew it.

Just for the record, you wouldn’t know if they molest kids. I lived in Hollywood many years ago and I can almost guarantee that a large portion of them are pedophiles. They will protect each other.

Log Cabin Republicans are not numerous enough to matter in the overall scheme of things. Even if they voted as a bloc, it is doubtful they would ever swing an election. The only purpose [IMO] is, look at me.

Gail Combs

That is why I put in the qualifiers.

pgroup2

No offense [’cause you know I luv ya] but your closing sentence denies any qualifiers.

Gail Combs

“…. as long as they keep it in the bedroom …” that refers to the gays.

And I do not care if you are colored BLUE if you vote Trump. we can sort out the rest later AFTER we get him back in the White House.

😋

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kalbokalbs

We’ll take Every Legal Trump vote.

Likely every legal vote will also deny some or a lot of Dumrat down ballot votes.

Sort it out later.

Aubergine

I’m with you, p.