General Discussion, Thursday, January 25, 2018

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    This total puts her right up there with some of the infamous greats: better death stats than Ho Chi Minh, Saddam Hussein, and Pol Pot, and just a little less than Vladimir Lenin.

    And as a woman, she’s in a death-responsibility league of her own. No other woman comes close.
    _____________

    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Resigns After Presiding Over 3.5 Million Abortions

    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/24/planned-parenthood-ceo-cecile-richards-resigns-after-presiding-over-3-5-million-abortions/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      How many were black babies and where are the black leaders on the murder of so many of their next generation? Black lives matter my butt.

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    • You know Mary, i saw this last night before I went to bed and I thought “Good riddance to bad rubbish. I guess she was tired of being a mass-murderer.” Then i was promptly reminded that rather than curse this woman out, I needed to pray for her.

      Being a Christian is hard sometimes….

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      • czarina33 says:

        Love your new avitar. But it doesn’t seem to go with the interesting deities (& a Chinese constellation) of which your name is comprised. Do explain….

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        • rheavolans says:

          You might be the first person who’s ever picked up on my username. πŸ™‚ The avatar is of Elsa from Frozen, specifically the Christmas special Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. It was picked in a hurry when I realized that WP kept fouling up over here at stella’s and I might need to fill out the profile stuff and see if that helped. (It was almost a picture of Tron, and then it was almost my old Gravatar image, which I do have saved, before I settled on Elsa.)

          I’ve always been fascinated with the night sky/outer space, and my username was assembled to reflect that, while keeping “Rhea” as a first name and having a last name that ended in the letter “V.”

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      • joshua says:

        her mother was an alcoholic foul mouthed insulting t u r d of a governor of Texas…the acorn fell near the tree.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Every time I look at photos of Prague, the city looks almost unreal, as though it is a film mockup. You expect the houses to have secret hiding places and passageways into adjoining houses. LOL!

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  3. Lucille says:

    Ran across this blog post today from an author named Adrian McKinty who apparently has become a well known writer of mysteries…

    A Visit To The Bronte Parsonage
    http://adrianmckinty.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-visit-to-brontes-parsonage.html

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  4. Lucille says:

    Of the many versions of JANE EYRE, this is my favorite…

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    • Lucille says:

      Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson in Jane Eyre (2006) TV Mini-Series

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I love Jane Eyre and have seen all of the movie versions many times. That version is one of my favorites. But, my absolute favorite of all is the one with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. And, by the way, it had a young Elizabeth Taylor in it.

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    • joshua says:

      the picture of Edward Rochester looks like someone that belongs in Trump’s cabinet…lol
      “kick them out, keep their coats”

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Welles has always been my own perfect version of Rochester.

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        • Lucille says:

          Yes, he was wonderful…in EYRE and everything he did. His version of Rochester remained the definitive for me until I saw Stephens’ portrayal.

          Looks-wise Fontaine wasn’t right, but acting-wise, she was perfect and after a short while you forgot that she was a very good-looking woman in real life. The same for her work in REBECCA.

          On the other hand, Wilson is right in all respects, excellent acting with just enough quirkiness of face to make her both unattractive and appealing.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. Sorry stella, I keep ending up in the moderation bin.

    Who knew getting a WordPress was going to be such a hassle? I don’t want to have to log in every time I comment on here!

    And that stinkin’ Brave browser ate my blog post the other day. Fun times. -_-

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  8. lovely says:

    Good morning lovelies!

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  9. joshua says:

    Picture of Southern wall flower

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  10. John Denney says:

    First they said to keep your religion to yourself, and now they complain about “secretive” meetings.

    http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/january/atheist-group-targets-secretive-white-house-cabinet-bible-study

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    • rheavolans says:

      They won’t be happy until we live in a completely atheistic world.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        My first husband didn’t believe in Christians proselytizing. I never understood why we separated. He was not an atheist at the time. Thirty years later I find out he is a president of an atheist group. They have meetings and produce writings against anything Christian and are working to stop anything religious connected with government. They are, in my mind, proselytizing atheism.

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      • John Denney says:

        As if people living in completely atheistic countries were happy.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Roger that, the Left has to destroy religion as it’s the moral basis for society. Once it’s gone it is easy to replace it, they believe, with their more utilitarian prog moral system. They never learn though, as hard as Russia tried for over 70 years the country’s religious base came back faster than a new government did.

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    David Copperfield again accused of sexual assault…let’s see him make this elephant disappear.

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  12. Lucille says:

    A church in the midst of towering structures…Trinity Church, Wall Street, Episcopal…lovely interior and the exterior is very appealing to our connection with yesteryear….


    https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/history


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  13. czarina33 says:

    Wordplay!
    I have been in many places, but I have never been in Cahoots. Apparently you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

    I’ve also never been in Cognito, but I hear no one recognizes you there.

    I have, however, been in Sane. It doesn’t have an airport; one has to be driven there. I have made multiple trips, thanks to my friends, family & work.

    I would like to go to Conclusions, but one has to jump, & I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.

    I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, & I try not to visit there often.

    I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

    Sometimes I’m in Capable, & I go there a lot more often as I’m getting older.

    One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets my adrenaline flowing & pumps up the old heart!

    I may have been in Continent, but, i’m not sure I should share that it’s like. Depends.

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  14. stella says:

    Professor Jacobson says NO!

    Trump should not voluntarily submit to an interview with Mueller

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/trump-should-not-voluntarily-submit-to-an-interview-with-mueller/

    Trump’s impromptu comments demonstrate, beyond a reasonable doubt, why Trump SHOULD NOT sit down with Mueller to answer questions, under oath or otherwise.

    Trump is a salesman by nature. He’s given to bombast and hyperbole. He shoots from the hip.

    Those characteristics, while they proved valuable against the comatose and drab Hillary, could be a disaster in an interview with Mueller. Mueller’s team is very experienced in these perjury and obstruction traps. They will not ask any questions they don’t already know the answer to, and the questions they ask will not be posed to obtain information. They have all the information. They will be probing not for information, but for mistakes.

    Don’t do it. I don’t know what power Mueller would have to compel testimony, but nothing should be done voluntarily.

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    • rheavolans says:

      Mueller should have no power to compel testimony, IMO, because he’s about as trustworthy as the rest of them.

      I’m still considering writing a nasty email to my CongressRats (R and D) telling them that I’m sick this waste of taxpayer money and that unless they intend to charge Hillary for selling uranium to Russia, I want this Russia nonsense stopped. It’s been at least a year now. This is insane. This clinging to this false hope that maybe, if they look hard enough, the fact that someone related to Trump talked to someone who was Russian will turn up the smoking gun proves all of these people belong in psych wards under heavy medication and close care.

      Personally, I think it’s time our side break out the Rules for Radicals. Remember how they treated us over Odummer’s birth certificate? Calling us Birthers and mocking us? We need to get better at mocking and deriding these people as the lunatics they are. A slur akin to “Birthers” wouldn’t hurt either.

      End rant.

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  15. lovely says:

    My thoughts on Mueller and President Trump. Normally I would agree with conventional legal precedent and thought on this matter. Do not testify unless you must do so under the law.

    Keep in mind that President Trump has added a huge caveat to his willingness to testify and that is “If his attorney’s allow him to testify.” No way, no how will President Trump’s attorney’s allow him to testify unless he is commanded to do so under the law.

    https://lovelyd24.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/what-trump-doesnt-know-lol/

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    • stella says:

      I hope that’s true. I’m sure his attorneys are advising that he not testify.

      Liked by 1 person

      • rheavolans says:

        As your post above said, he is a businessman. I think that as a business man, he would know when it’s time to act on his own and when it’s time to send in the teams of attorneys.

        And I hope he has teams of attorneys involved in this.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I don’t think he should testify. I think if he does it will be against the advice of his legal team, and all his advisers. In some cases his tendency to disregard his advisors is not a good thing.

        I think his confidence in his own decisions is what got him elected, and it is a big part of all his accomplishments as President. No one would have had the guts he has shown, and actually advised him to go on attack, to bring the fight to them, to use Twitter like he has. But sometimes his confidence in himself leads him to disregard good, sound advice.

        He ought to listen this time.

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  16. michellc says:

    I honestly sometimes cannot understand people. An adult woman, 34 years old molested her 15 year old foster son in our community. For me that makes it even worse than many of these cases we hear about because you took in a child to protect and take care of as your son and then you take advantage of him. People are defending her because they knew her and saying you shouldn’t judge her or think she’s a bad person, some saying it wasn’t her fault because Satan made her do it. Others saying she just made a mistake and she’s suffering miserably for it. She admitted to having sex with him at least 4 times, first time on the way home from vacation, a month after he was placed in her home, another time in her bedroom, once in his bedroom and another time in the bathroom. She says it upset her so bad she had to get on anxiety medication because she knew it was wrong. Some are saying what a good person she is and came from a good family, well her family may be good people, but she ceased being a good person the second she decided to have sex with her foster son. Others saying we’re a small community so we should band together behind her. Yeah right, band behind a child molester, that ain’t happening with me.
    It is not a mistake or poor judgment, it is evil, but Satan doesn’t make you do anything, we all have free choice. The boy says it was consentual the first time, but then he didn’t want to do it anymore and that is why he told his caseworker.
    She has a husband and kids, them I feel sorry for, especially the children, I feel sorry for the boy, her she deserves whatever she gets and personally I don’t think 2nd degree rape is enough, which is what she’s been charged with.

    She’s also a public school teacher, hopefully they’re investigating whether she molested any of her students.

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    • stella says:

      That’s terrible. I agree with everything you said about this case. She is an adult, a foster PARENT and a TEACHER. It is up to HER to be the adult.

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      • michellc says:

        As far as I know her parents are good people. Her father was my youngest son’s principal and he always seemed like a good man. I knew very little of him though outside of school.

        Who her family is though or how many people know the family, knew her or thought of them is besides the point. My daughter knew her when they were in high school and knows of her now as they have many mutual friends. She took advantage of a child, more than likely a troubled child at that as many foster kids are and he just turned 15, was actually 14 when she started having sex with him. I do not care if he begged her for sex or was the one who came on to her, you are an adult you nip it in the bud immediately. She could have easily stopped it or contacted DHS and said it wasn’t going to work out with the child.
        There is no defense for what she did, it’s illegal and it’s wrong and to me it’s even worse that he was a foster child. She could be my own daughter and I’d say the same thing and she should be treated just like a man, yet the last man in this area, a teacher who was arrested for having sex with a minor had a lot more charges brought against him and his bail was set way higher. I also see people defending her because she’s a woman, as somehow that makes it better that she wasn’t a man. I doubt many men would be getting defended or saying we should feel sorry for her because she had anxiety. Yep, I would imagine having sex with a child in your bathroom with your kids in the home would give you anxiety.

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  17. stella says:

    Good explanations by Andrew McCarthy:

    The Clamor over the Nunes β€˜FISA Abuse’ Memo

    Conclusion There is no problem a priori with the fact that Nunes’s memo is a summary prepared by Republican members of the Intelligence Committee’s professional staff. There is no need to delay its release by permitting the FBI and Justice Department to vet it; they will have that opportunity in any event when the president is given five days to weigh in on whether the memo should be disclosed. And complaints that the memo is a distraction intended to discredit Mueller’s investigation are meritless political talking points.

    Democrats contend that Chairman Nunes is engaged in a partisan stunt. The allegation that the Obama administration put the law-enforcement and intelligence arms of the federal government in the service of the Clinton campaign to undermine the Trump campaign is, they maintain, an overwrought conspiracy theory. If that is true, then Democrats β€” who have had the opportunity to review the memo β€” should be clamoring for it to be disclosed, not fighting its release. After all, Republicans have made extravagant corruption claims in recent days; if the memo does not bear them out, many a face will be covered in egg. No one is more aware of this than Congressman Nunes. He is pressing ahead nonetheless. So . . . let’s see what he’s got.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455757/release-the-memo-lets-see-in-it

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    • Lucille says:

      The Dems believe the general public wouldn’t understand what’s written. They’re probably right about their own supporters. Those folk wouldn’t know what to make of it because they’ve been lied to for so many decades, they can no longer discern truth.

      I’m sure the House Dem leadership has their talking points all lined up and ready to email to every registered voter on their list, especially fellow Dems in Congress. They will want to do their constituents’ thinking for them.

      Just show the rest of us the memo and we’ll read it, make our decisions as to its importance, then await the backup material. Just like any sensible person would do.

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      • rheavolans says:

        “Just show the rest of us the memo and we’ll read it, make our decisions as to its importance, then await the backup material. ”

        That’s probably what they’re more afraid of. Their supporters are nothing and won’t think it through anyway. But the Dems got curb-stomped in 2016. I would guess they’re afraid that when all those normal people who came out of the woodwork to vote in fly over land get a gander at that memo, it will get ugly.

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  19. facebkwallflower says:

    I just found this out, but then I am often very behind the times so you all may know this:
    Mueller was at school with Kerry. They were on a lacrosse team together. The UK paper had it all, with photos. It’s rather sickening. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611302/Trump-probe-Mueller-s-elite-prep-school-revealed.html

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