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   Iacta alea est  Dad, Mom and I had a nice Thanksgiving. Mom & Dad complimented me on the meal and I was glad they enjoyed it. Of course they would have been complimentary if I had just warmed up some Dinty Moore Stew. But they got to spend a few hours alone together while I watched football upstairs. I am particularly thankful for the peace that watched over our home. I pray all of you had a similar, bountiful and peaceful holiday. "The peace of God which surpasses all understanding..." may it find you all and watch over you all. Much love to all LDotters.
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   Suejeanne  I am going to post this on my wall so that I can remember who said this today on a thread about President Obama saying that the states can't refuse refugees - very succint and an excellent point!

Reply 42 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/26/2015 8:55:22 PM (No. 10545010 )

Governors may not keep out Syrian refugees, but mayors may may declare their municipalities to be sanctuary cities?

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   Iacta alea est  May we all be truly thankful for what we have (family and dearhearts like all of you )
Wednesday at 12:04 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I'll second that . . . thank you Iacta, have a great Thanksgiving.
Yesterday at 16:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  And I'll third it. A safe and blessed Thanksgiving wish for all who visit here.
Yesterday at 06:06 EST .

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   Gram77  Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to all from Gram.
Yesterday at 08:17 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. For me, it was a relief (and reality check ) to put the stress of my work-life and of our world at bay for a day. A day spent enjoying great food and people I love was wonderful. Playing with our new 8 month old baby girl was icing on the cake!
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   RedWhiteBlue  I was going to post this in the JOKES section but then it looks to me more like the real thing instead of a joke.....

Democratic National Convention Schedule

Saturday, 27 August 2016
11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention.
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

2:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants.

4:00 PM
Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
Sponsored by CNN

4:15 PM
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
Caitlyn Jenner

4:30 PM
"How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Broke"
Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM

“How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!”
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson
5:00 PM
Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Berghdal
Baltimore Looters
5:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia
5:45 PM
Tribute to All of the 57 States
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of "Looters"
7:30 PM
Announcement of VP Nominee
Chris Stevens, with a quick rebuttal and withdrawal when Hillary realizes she got him killed in Benghazi
8:30 PM
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting
General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"
9:00 PM
“Liberal Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you”
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times with Guest Speaker, Brian Williams
9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters still incarcerated at GITMO
Michael Moore
9:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Hillary Clinton
10:00 PM
Group Condemnation of Bitter Gun Owners.
10:30 PM
Ceremonial “We Surrender” Waving of the White Flag to Afghanistan , Russia , and ISIS .
11:00 PM
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton
11:30 PM
"How to Offend Christians While Implementing Sharia Law in America "
"Sneaky Joe" Biden

12:00 AM
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris “He sends a thrill up my leg!” Matthews
Wednesday at 10:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  What do you make of this?
Commanding Generals fired: •General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012 )
•Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star )-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013 )
•Major General Michael Carey (2 Star )-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013 )
•Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013 )
•Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011 )
•Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013 )
•General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013 )
•Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star ), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013 )
•Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013 )
•General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013 )
•Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013 )
•General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010 )
•General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009 )
•General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012 )
•Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013 )
•Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013 )
•Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013 )
•Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013 )
Commanding Admirals fired: •Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012 )
•Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star )-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013 )
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011 ) •Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011 )
•Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011 )
•Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011 )
•Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011 )
•Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011 )
•Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011 )
•Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011 )
•Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011 )
•Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011 )
•Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S.
Wednesday at 09:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  List above is partial - all fired or forcibly 'retired'. AF list is supposedly longer.
Wednesday at 09:54 EST .

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Mike Gallagher is the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the country, and is heard by over 2.25 million listeners weekly. He compiled and wrote the following essay entitled, “Obama: It was You.”

President Obama:

This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:

? It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner - “I am one of you.”
? It was you who on ABC News referenced -”My Muslim faith.”
? It was you who gave $100 million in US taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
? It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict - “I will stand with the Muslims.”
? It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - “I am a Muslim.”
? It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
? It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
? It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
? It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
? It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
? It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
? It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
? It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
? It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak but, in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
? It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
? It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
? It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
? It was you who, as an Illinois ‘Senator’, was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
? It was you who were the first ‘president’ not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
? It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
? It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
? It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
? It was you who, when queried in India, refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that
Wednesday at 00:49 EST .

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   MeiDei says Mike read this on his radio show - I was sent to him by a fan.
Wednesday at 11:16 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Iran #1 cheerleader for the "Death to America" crowd

Speaking of "thousands and thousands" of people - what about all of those brave people in 2009 converging on Tehran to protest the results of the June election in Iran - masses of people standing up for liberty, really putting their lives on the line and ultimately punished by the brutal regime.

Did Obama stand with those people in Iran when there was this opportunity for a regime change? Was it because he had already told Iran's leaders that he would be "with" them - so, is that why Obama did not lead the world in standing with the protestors?

Now Iran has sentenced Jason Rezaian, Washington Post reporter; many of us saw Jason on CNN's show with Anthony Bourdain last year, before he ever had any idea of being arrested . . . a really nice, jovial, easygoing guy, optimistic and faithful about the goodness of other people and there was his wife, Yeganeh Salehi(also a journalist ) sitting there at his side.

I mention this because this is malarkey that the Washington Post "fact checker" was fastened on trying to discredit Donald Trump about Muslims celebrating 9/11 but not doing fact-checking on the Obama administration's dealing with Iran, the #1 cheerleader for the "Death to America" crowd.

Question: When Barack Obama was a Presidential candidate, did he write letters offering his "help" to the Iranian regime and was that why he stood silent while those brave protestors were thrown in prison, butchered, God knows what suffering - ask him if he did or didn't pledge to "help" the regime in Iran.

Could Mr. Kessler ask President Obama for a solid answer: "so, WHEN do you think Jason will be let out??"

Additionally, here is a set of questions Mr. Kessler could pursue with President Obama about whether or not his commitment to help the Iranian regime is the underlying reason for:

1. the way he took the troops out of Iraq - Iran wanted to move in ultimately
2. the way he has dealt with Assad
3. the fact that he has NOT contained ISIS
4. the reason he has not acted upon intel reports submitted to him

It just seems to me that Mr. Kessler can't see the forest for the trees, he just sees a lot of wooden noses and doesn't want to lose that gig; it's easy, like handing out ribbons at the horse show.

I think Mr. Kessler needs to do some gut-checking along with his fact-checking.
November 24 at 05:06 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Gun control? Um, no thank you - but I would love a little more of that dressing with some gravy

When we were little, there were plenty of guns around . . . e.g., on the boat (50' motor yacht ) in case of pirates while deep-sea fishing or to take on a hike on one of the islands for target practice (all of the kids had a turn ), a set of antique dueling pistols, my big brother's BB gun . . .

Dad's pistol that was in the safe in his closet in the master bedroom - the gun was always loaded and the safe was unlocked - Dad showed us where it was in case it was ever needed but we would never dream of touching it without permission or to "play with it" - we respected the lethal power of it and we respected Dad -

respect for "private property" and "privacy" was instilled - you just don't mess with anyone else's stuff and you don't go into someone's private space when they aren't around and when they are around, you knock on the door first -

That was a long time ago and we were all on the same page and had lots of time with our parents to brainwash us but if you have little kids who aren't indoctrinated in privacy and respect of other people's stuff (i.e. guns ) like we were, you had better lock up these things safely in your house - that would be gun control.

I don't recall ever discussing "gun control" at Thanksgiving and don't plan to do so now -

is Obama afraid that if he doesn't give us an assignment, it might occur to us to discuss what a terrible President he is? President Obama had better concentrate on doing his own homework, unless the dog ate it.
November 24 at 01:21 EST .

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   Alice  You are so right about the lack of teaching children to respect privacy and private property!

What they are being taught is to have indiscriminate ''passion'' and we are starting to see the consequences in irrational student protests now!
Tuesday at 21:07 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  Three words that have lost their meaning:
And so went the country we love.
Yesterday at 20:29 EST .

   MeiDei  The march is on:
November 23 at 13:30 EST .

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   Tulsa  Off topic. We received snail mail from a local solar panel co. saying our regional energy co. was requesting a 14% rate increase. 14% is the magic national scare amt. it seems.

The tax deduction or tax credit(don't remember which ) for solar panels which are outrageously expensive.. ends in 2015, so solar cos are pushing.
November 23 at 17:38 EST .

   Fireball27  Anyone see the Washington Post story on the town in Michigan? It now has a majority of Muslims on the town council. There are pictures of women wearing the "nijib"? the full cover cloak, with only the eye slot to see out of. And this really got me, the "call to prayer" is played 5 times a day! Seniors have been complaining about being awaken at 6am to the "call". This is in America! Around here seniors complain about the morning train. I can't wait to see how many people try to sell their houses while the "call to prayer" sounds loudly in the neighborhood. I wonder how much of a selling point that will be?
November 23 at 02:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  Scares me how this could happen. But, maybe a lot of Americans are being pretty blasé about how they vote. I know I have a sister, her husband, MIL, BIL, SIL, and four children who are. Me, my 2 sisters and BIL, I think one step-nephew, and his new wife, surely can't outvote them. We keep hoping someone gets bored and doesn't vote. Can you imagine? Some of them want Bernie, and some Hillary?
November 23 at 18:18 EST .

   Fireball27  Here is what to ask them. Are they ready to wake up to the "call to prayer" at 6am? Also if they are fine with it, how do they think the other people in the neighborhood will react when their property value drops because of it?
November 23 at 19:36 EST .

   Lonestar Jack  Ask the girls to read about Sharia law and how it pertains to women.
Yesterday at 20:32 EST .

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