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Debate & Discuss / Lest we forget . . .
« on: September 18, 2021, 02:10:57 pm »Message ID: 1362423
The amount of people crossing into our country illegally is a staggering number now.

"Migrant encounters at U.S.-Mexico border are at a 21-year high
The U.S. Border Patrol reported nearly 200,000 encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in July, the highest monthly total in more than two decades.

The number of monthly encounters had fallen to 16,182 in April 2020, shortly after the coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of the southwestern border and slowed migration across much of the world. But migrant encounters have climbed sharply since then, reaching 199,777 in July, according to the latest data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency that encompasses the Border Patrol.

The July figure is the highest monthly total since March 2000 and far surpasses the peak during the last major wave of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border, which occurred in May 2019." . . . article from the Pew Research Center.

Does Joe think they're all gonna vote for him cuz he's such a nice guy for letting them come in and then sent to various places in the country while not even caring if they have COVID or not?

Jen Psaki states it is true that every American must be tested, but the migrants are not required to do so. What kind of system is that?

Debate & Discuss / commentary
« on: September 14, 2021, 02:02:32 pm »Message ID: 1362270
If liars' pants really did catch on fire, watching the news would be a lot more fun. N'est-ce pas?

"N'est-ce pas is defined as "isn't that so?" in French, pronounced nes pa. Used at the end of a sentence to confirm a statement. The equivalent of saying "right?" in English." from Your Dictionary online

I prefer my posts to occasionally be instructive. And I just used a split infinitive. You're welcome.

Off-Topic / Remembering Thirteen Americans
« on: September 04, 2021, 11:48:51 am »Message ID: 1361871

Remembering Thirteen Americans -- Taken from America's News Digest - the Patriot Post (Douglas Andrews)

"In the wake of last Thursday’s murderous attack, we owe ourselves a look back at the warriors we’ve lost.


There’s a belief, commonly held by older generations, that the ones behind them don’t quite measure up. Then, sometimes and sadly, we’re reminded just how wrong we are. Such is the case when we read about the 13 warriors taken from us in Afghanistan last Thursday in a murderous attack that we knew was coming. They are:

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas, who Congressman Henry Cuellar said “is certainly one of those examples of what we have here at the border: a young man that went across the world trying to get Americans and allies of the U.S. to safety.”

    Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Roseville, California, who’s featured in a viral image that speaks a thousand words, and about whom a dear friend wrote: “I find peace knowing that she left this world doing what she loved. She was a Marine’s Marine. She cared about people. She loved fiercely. She was a light in this dark world.”

    Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, 31, of Utah, the oldest of the fallen, who, in his dad’s words, “did what he loved doing, serving the United States.”

    Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee, who when he was in second grade drew himself in uniform and wrote in his yearbook, “I want to be a Marine.”

    Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California, whose mother is a deputy sheriff and whose father is a sheriff’s captain, and who had plans to join them as a sheriff’s deputy after his deployment.

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, Jackson, Wyoming, who got married earlier this year on Valentine’s Day, who “signed up the day he turned 18,” said his sister Roice, and who was “cast-iron tough,” said his longtime wrestling coach.

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, whose two great-grandfathers fought in the Korean War and who “wanted to serve his country,” said his grandmother. “It’s all he talked about in high school.”

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California, who was “an incredible individual with a great heart,” said a close family friend, and whose death leaves his family devastated and calling on their faith to help them persevere.

    Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska, who was a Boy Scout, an animal lover, and a Chicago Blackhawks fan, and who his family says “will always be remembered for his tough outer shell and giant heart.”

    Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario, 25, Lawrence, Massachusetts, who friends and fellow Marines described as “a beautiful person inside and out” and “a great mentor to her junior Marines.”

    Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, Logansport, Indiana, who a lifelong friend says “was a light that was on 24/7” and “was constantly joking, constantly laughing, constantly trying to make people smile.”

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of Wentzville, Missouri, who, according to his father, was on his first deployment and had always wanted to serve his country. “His life meant so much more,” he said. “I’m so incredibly devastated that I won’t be able to see the man that he was very quickly growing into becoming.”

    Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, who, as a corpsman, was a medic for combat Marines, who was an accomplished wrestler and football player, who was a “beautiful, intelligent … annoying, charming baby brother,” and whose parents, perhaps in the spirit of a corpsman, were selfless enough “to offer condolences to the families that also lost a loved one [and] a speedy recovery to those that were injured.”

“Every death in war is heartbreaking,” writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board, “and especially when the mission that killed them didn’t have to happen the way it did. But their service is also reassuring for showing that millions of young Americans are still willing to sacrifice to defend their country and its principles. We’ll wager that they didn’t wait in the locker room when the national anthem was played. They represent the best of America.”

Let’s mourn these fine young Americans gone. Then let’s collect ourselves. Then let’s think about them fondly, and thank God that they lived."  :notworthy:

Debate & Discuss / Asleep during an interview??
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:34:17 am »Message ID: 1361838
Was Biden sleeping during the interview with Stephanopolous? Maybe or maybe not.

It doesn't matter as much as him leaving billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the Taliban making them the best armed military in the world. Or deserting Americans in Afghanistan or betraying our allies.

How does this man sleep at night? Does Alzheimer's make it easier for him to be calm and rested? 

BTW, what exactly was he building back better as he says? Was it the Taliban, because it sure wasn't the United States of America.

Off-Topic / SPOX
« on: September 01, 2021, 09:43:28 am »Message ID: 1361699
In case you were wondering, as I was, what this acronym stands for, it's "spokesperson".

You're welcome.  :angel11:


Debate & Discuss / Further Afghanistan info re: Biden's disregard for Americans
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:37:19 pm »Message ID: 1361335
Thousands of Americans are reportedly trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan with no indication that the Biden administration is going to go and get them out.

Reports have indicated that French and British special forces are making runs to save their citizens in Kabul, but the United States stand idly by.

Under the Trump administration, a bureau was established to rescue Americans who became trapped overseas. Biden ended that and now we have thousands of Americans trapped behind enemy lines because they took Biden at his word.
The bureau was called the Crisis Response Bureau and The Washington Free Beacon reports that Biden’s State Department moved to abolish it.

The Biden State Department moved in June to cancel a program overseeing the protection and evacuation of American citizens stationed overseas in the case of an emergency, just as the Taliban was taking over Afghanistan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and multiple sources familiar with the matter.

The Biden State Department moved to dissolve the Trump-era crisis response program, according to an internal State Department memo and sources familiar with the matter. That memo, which was marked sensitive but unclassified and was signed by Deputy Secretary Brian McKeon, approved the “discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau (CCR),” a new State Department entity created during the Trump administration to coordinate emergency response services overseas.

The CCR bureau was established late last year by then-secretary of state Mike Pompeo. In a notification sent to Congress in October and also obtained by the Free Beacon, the Trump administration said the new bureau would provide “aviation, logistics, and medical support capabilities for the Department’s operational bureaus, thereby enhancing the secretary’s ability to protect American citizens overseas in connection with overseas evacuations in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.”

The decision to dissolve the CCR was handed down just months before the Taliban overtook the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving the Biden administration scrambling to evacuate more than 15,000 Americans still trapped in the country. It is unclear if the Biden State Department has an alternative plan or a similar bureau that could coordinate emergency services alongside other government agencies, according to sources familiar with the situation.

The State Department has informed Americans trapped that they cannot ensure safe passage to the Kabul airport where they can be exiled.

This was excerpted from

Debate & Discuss / Who is Olivia?
« on: August 21, 2021, 02:35:15 pm »Message ID: 1361331
Meet Baby Olivia. This is a realistic and medically accurate animation of a baby's development in her mother's womb. Kind of cool if you're a pro-lifer.

Be forewarned so as not be offended. The video is not so cool if you don't believe in saving babies lives before they're born.

Debate & Discuss / Afghanistan
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:51:35 pm »Message ID: 1361264
I was surprised to see that no one had brought up the subject of Afghanistan and the weaselly way we (actually Joe Biden all by himself with no attention to the military experts who warned him against it) went about it.  ::)

Yo; this whole post is one sentence! I think that's what they call a run-on. BTW, I did check the spelling of weaselly before I posted it. It's what we grammar/spelling Nazis do.  :sweat:

Off-Topic / Jim Thorpe All American - fascinating story
« on: August 04, 2021, 04:35:25 pm »Message ID: 1360640
Jim Thorpe (1887 - 1953) was a Native American athlete from Oklahoma and an Olympic gold medalist.⁣

If you look closely at Jim Thorpe's feet in this photo, you will notice that he's wearing different socks and shoes. (Sorry I couldn't provide the picture) This was not a fashion statement, but rather a desperate attempt to improvise after his shoes were stolen on the morning of his track and field competition at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

According to Bob Wheeler, founder of the Jim Thorpe's Foundation and author of the biography, "Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athlete", a teammate reportedly lent him one shoe and then Thorpe managed to find another in a garbage can. Since one of the shoes was too big, he had to wear extra socks. He went on to win two gold medals that day.⁣

Here is how the Smithsonian described Thorpe's performance during the 1912 Olympics: (He won 17 events!)

"Thorpe began the Olympics by crushing the field in the now-defunct pentathlon, which consisted of five events in a single day. He placed first in four of them, dusting his competition in the 1,500-meter run by almost five seconds.⁣

A week later the three-day decathlon competition began in a pouring rain. Thorpe opened the event by splashing down the track in the 100-meter dash in 11.2 seconds — a time not equaled at the Olympics until 1948.⁣

On the second day, Thorpe’s shoes were missing. [Track coach Glenn] Warner hastily put together a mismatched pair in time for the high jump, which Thorpe won. Later that afternoon came one of his favorite events, the 110-meter hurdles. Thorpe blistered the track in 15.6 seconds, again quicker than Bob Mathias would run it in ’48.⁣

On the final day of competition, Thorpe placed third and fourth in the events in which he was most inexperienced, the pole vault and javelin. Then came the very last event, the 1,500-meter run. The metric mile was a leg-burning monster that came after nine other events over two days. And he was still in mismatched shoes."⁣

Here is the rest of the story. While Jim Thorpe is considered by some to be one of the greatest American Olympic athletes of all time, his records (and medals) are not officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Thorpe was discovered to have played some semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, violating the IOC’s code of strict amateurism, and he was therefore subsequently stripped of his medals. The IOC’s decision in 1912 to strip Thorpe’s medals and strike out his records was not just intended to punish him for violating the elitist Victorian codes of amateurism. It was also intended to obscure him — and to a certain extent it succeeded.
It’s commonly believed that Thorpe at last received Olympic justice in October of 1982 when the IOC bowed to years of public pressure and delivered two replica medals to his family, announcing, “The name of James Thorpe will be added to the list of athletes who were crowned Olympic champions at the 1912 Games.” What’s less commonly known is that the IOC appended this small sentence: “However, the official report for these Games will not be modified.”

From History Cool Kids on Instagram (You can see his picture there) Positively adorable.

Off-Topic / Volunteering can be fun, you know.
« on: August 04, 2021, 02:45:13 pm »Message ID: 1360633
I have volunteered in so many things, I can't even begin to list them all. Usually they are interesting and you can usually learn a lot and certainly meet new people.

I haven't done so in a long time, because I was pretty faithful, both in donating blood myself and checking other people in to donate during blood drives, but finally became so dismayed by the sloppy way the workers were running things, I gave up. However, I'm thinking of trying some new stuff.

If you've volunteered and enjoyed it, can you share some of your ventures with those of us willing to jump in the pool again, please? Much appreciated! :angel11:

Debate & Discuss / Slightly ironic . . .
« on: August 04, 2021, 02:31:15 pm »Message ID: 1360632
. . . that we citizens are under mask mandates and shut downs and other ridiculous caveats, but illegals possibly infected with COVID-19 are just streaming across the border; lots of them coughing and many without masks. I feel so sorry for the border patrol agents that can't do a thing.

What kind of clown world are we living in? Are those people coming across the border supposed to vote for our Clown-in-Chief in gratitude? I'm thinkin' yes, that's the plan.  >:(

Debate & Discuss / Eric Clapton's dissent over masking is interesting.
« on: July 28, 2021, 10:09:17 am »Message ID: 1360289

I gotta admit I am a little infatuated with EC, okay maybe a lot, and I dig the video. I just have a li'l problem with pushing against the cops. What are your thoughts?

Debate & Discuss / Blinkers. A thing of the past?
« on: July 27, 2021, 04:51:37 pm »Message ID: 1360269

Just venting about people not using their blinkers when they are lane changing or turning in front of you.

I keep wondering why the manufacturers of cars keep putting them in cars at all anymore. They would surely make more money by eliminating them.

And I seriously believe not very many people would miss them, since they are too tired or too distracted to ever use them.

Am I alone in this thought? Isn't it my business whether or not you're turning in front of me?? I'm just sayin'.

Debate & Discuss / Breaking news . . .
« on: July 08, 2021, 03:48:27 pm »Message ID: 1359542
It's Official: New White House Cat To Be Named 'Chairman Meow'


Off-Topic / Carnivals
« on: June 27, 2021, 07:44:15 pm »Message ID: 1358897
Does anyone else miss these? I love carnivals and county fairs. They are such fun!  :party:

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