St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

Saol fada agus breac-shláinte chugat!

(Long-life and fair health to you!)

We’re getting an early jump on St. Patrick’s Day this year because it’s a much happier topic than what’s currently in the news.

According to the autobiographical Confessio of Patrick, when he was about 16, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.

Legend says that Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. This week, let’s ask him to help us to 

drive the snakes out of our country.

We can use all the help we can get!

Pray the prayer of St. Patrick for our nation, our people, our president and his family during this difficult time: 

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

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42 responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

  1. There ARE no coincidences in progressive world:
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/george-soros-in-january-the-us-economy-could-be-headed-to-calamity-overheated-economy-cant-be-kept-boiling/

    Remember: Davos was in January. Soros predicted this crash. Immediately after Davos, the Chinese virus appears.

  2. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6911e1.htm?s_cid=mm6911e1_e&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM22175

    This is quite interesting. Singapore closed its borders. Some cases but NO DEATHS whatsoever.

  3. https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/live-clinton-email-update-coronavirus-update-joe-biden-scandal-updates/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly+update&utm_term=members&utm_content=20200313230528

    Clinton filing a writ of mandamus to prevent having to testify/give deposition UNDER OATH in the Judicial Watch email case. Fitton says that he sees nothing in the filing that would make it seem as if she’d win (but who knows with a DC court)? It can always go to SCOTUS and we can PRAY that they would take the case, but seems I recall ALL of the cases trying to pry information from Barry went nowhere.

  4. Here’s an update on that “mistake” that was made when Dallas Co. “lost” 44 thumbdrives with DemoncRAT primary votes on them, so they had to recount:
    https://thetexan.news/dallas-county-recount-caused-by-lack-of-preparation-commissioner-calls-on-elections-administrator-to-resign/

    Allegedly, even though there was no complete recount, the results didn’t change so Biden still “won.”

    Nothing about what repercussions, IF ANY, redound to the so-called supervisor of the elections.

  5. https://www.weaselzippers.us/445460-president-trump-has-been-tested-for-wuhan-virus-out-of-caution-although-he-has-no-symptoms/

    POTUS has a test after being grilled yesterday. I really do wish that they would stop playing into the hands of the media. He ought to, really ought to, consider hiring a czar to help predict what the media/DemoncRAT cabal are up to. Can we volunteer? Or how about TCTH people? I mean, really. Yesterday they asked multiple times if he got tested. They also have been badgering and ridiculing him for shaking people’s hands, not following his own instructions. So we can guess, if he turns out positive, that they’re going to blare all over the media that Trump, denying the seriousness of the disease, being anti-science as he is, continued to endanger people’s lives by shaking hands with them. WAIT FOR IT. It’s coming. There will be NO CONCERN about his health or his family. It will be all about finding something to blame him for or criticize him further with. And then, if positive, even if not sick, they WILL talk about the 25th amendment and putting Pelosi in charge. Which brings me to this question:

    Given that the largest outbreaks in the country are confined mostly to extremely liberal states that are represented for the most part by DemoncRATS, how is it that so far there’s no mention of ANY DemoncRATS being exposed, self-quarantining, being tested, or testing positive? NONE. The DemoncRATS illegally (?) went to Iran when the epidemic was raging there. Why no self-quarantine? Why no mention of testing for them? Why isn’t the media asking these questions? Isn’t it a coincidence, isn’t it CURIOUS, that multiple conservative Republicans have been exposed but NO DEMONCRATS even though the biggest hot spots are in THEIR STATES? Surely even if they’re in DC, they must have staff who interact in person with others from the states.

    POTUS should not answer whether or not he’s positive. It serves no purpose. It will ONLY hand them more ammunition.

  6. Update: https://heavy.com/news/2020/03/travis-dyson/

    “Travis Dyson is the 30-year-old Florida man who was found in a hotel room with Democratic politician Andrew Gillum on March 13. Police said Dyson appeared to have suffered a drug overdose. He is conscious and in stable condition in a Miami-area hospital.

    Dyson maintains a profile on a website for male escorts and is studying at a nurse practitioner school. …”

    You’re in ICU, you open your eyes, and this guy says, “Hi, I’m Travis. I’ll be your nurse today.”

    • “Dyson maintains at the male escort website, Rent Men. On that page, Dyson goes by the moniker Brodie Scott. Dyson told the website in 2018, “I go the extra mile by being very aware of what I do in the present and how it affects the future… like I won’t make a present decision until I play out how it may in the future.”

      How did overdosing “play out?”

  7. ….. HOT LINKS ….. or is that JUST PLUGS?
    Louisiana Postpones Presidential Primary
    “And the ChiComs run this scam on some sort of virus and the Americans do this?” Now Louisiana has postponed its primary over the coronavirus, & I’ll guarantee you, this primary is probably never gonna happen now. They’ll never do it. By the time the coronavirus fear is over with, Plugs will already have been declared the nominee. ???? ha’ what TRICKS no TREATS
    the good NEWS is that each DAY he gets….older & dumber…
    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/13/louisiana-postpones-presidential-primary/

    • They’re already floating the possibility that the election will be “postponed,” but most people say that’s impossible under our laws and systems, which in fact would be bad news for the DemoncRATS because I also just read that THEY are far more freaked out by this panic-demic than Republicans, are more likely to isolate, not go to restaurants or bars, etc., than Republicans. Which means, of course, that if voting is still to take place in Nov. and if this is still a threat, it will be THEIR turnout that’s affected. Of course, they’re also floating the “need” then for “no excuse absentee voting,” which will serve them perfectly because all the inner city Dems will need is a list of all registered voters and they can be sure to vote for all the dead people, dogs, double registrees, felons, and illegal aliens. Turnout will be 120%! It will be a modern miracle.

  8. The problem for Sanders is that they have Failed to show UP in sufficient number to give him the edge during this primary season.

    Young or old, it’s not hard to understand why Democrats would hesitate to vote for Biden. As much as party leaders insist he is OKay, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that he is UN-FIT for office.

    I spoke to my cousin on Friday. He is a 64-year-old Texan who has voted for John Kerry, for Barack Obama (twice), & for Hillary Clinton. He will be voting for TRUMP this year. He is stunned that the Democrats would promote a candidate who is so Clearly in COG-nitive DE-cline.YEP YEP YEP! 4 SURE!

    Even in his prime, Biden was not a strong presidential candidate. He has FEW accomplishments. His record on foreign policy is Dismal. In his 2014 memoir, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote: “I think he has been Wrong on nearly Every Major foreign policy & national security Issue over the past … 4 …> decades.”

    Among other problems, Biden has hair Sniffing & Touching issues & potential legal woes stemming from forcing the Ukrainian President to fire
    the prosecutor who was about to question his S O N , HUNTER Biden.

    A “Never Biden” movement seems only natural.
    Here are some comments floating around the Twittersphere from #NeverBideners:
    https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/03/14/a-never-biden-movement-takes-root/

  9. The Real Threat to Our Democracy During Coronavirus
    >> Pelosi,>> Schiff & Co. were too busy Dragging the country through impeachment to pay Attention to ominous developments in Asia.
    https://spectator.org/the-real-threat-to-our-democracy-during-coronavirus/

  10. KEEP WALKING ..home JOE ..STOP the DREAM MAN! IT’s SO OVER!

    WOW. Joe Biden Wanders OFF Camera During Live Town Hall, Campaign Tries to Cover it Up with Logo (VIDEO) of zero….left-overs!
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/wow-joe-biden-wanders-off-camera-during-live-town-hall-campaign-tries-to-cover-it-up-with-logo-video/



  11. These X22reports seem to see a military operation behind the covid-19 measures
    me? No opinion
    let’s see

    • What sort of military operation? An attack on the U.S. or we attack somebody? Something very strange is going on. I was beginning to worry about a real coup, versus a Deep State bloodless coup, meaning once they have the entire population in fear and quarantined and under control. Something wicked this way comes. Pray.

      • OK,
        This might be delusional but I have no opinion on that but it’s interesting.
        The Q followers think we are attacking the silent and hidden government all across the world.
        Here is more information.
        who is
        Dr Russel McGregor?
        He is apparently an Australian psychiatrist who has been struck off for posting “bizzare theories” about “Q” etc
        He is quoted in this X22 report from the 16th of March
        https://steemit.com/time/@x22report/it-s-time-to-unveil-the-true-enemy-of-the-people-shutdown-messages-received-episode-2123b
        That explanation about what is happening right now with the corona virus starts 18 minutes into this video
        The video is called “It’s Time to Unveil the True Enemy”
        Starts at eighteen minutes,
        “The Covid virus is a psyop”
        You can see if it’s crazy or not because dates are given by which things happen or finish and these dates are in the near future.

        Could the virus be a psyop?
        The virus is real but the world response seems excessive relative to the threat.
        Here’s a daily updated map from John Hopkins University tracking cases and deaths across the world due to the corona virus:
        https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
        You could say the numbers out of China may be falsified. OK.
        Let’s take the numbers out of Italy, As of today Italy has 27,980 confirmed cases and 2158 deaths. Last year in the USA there were 22,000 deaths from normal flu and we didn’t lock down the whole country.
        Why has Bill Gates resigned his position with Microsoft?
        Just sayin’ – might be nuthin’ to see here, but it is obvious to any rational person that carrying on these draconian curtailments of LIFE, will leave no economy to return to and the economic damage will be far worse than damage caused by the virus.
        Well watch the X22 report and comment.
        Thanks.

        • “The virus is real but the world response seems excessive relative to the threat.”

          Mega-dittoes on that one!

    • Follow the money: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/171011150/posts/2735 (It’s long so skip down about 30% of the way down to get to the part about the drug, the patents, and the test run in Oct. 2019. I’d read about that elsewhere. What a coincidence!

      “Event 201 is a high-level pandemic exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

      This is extremely fascinating because this pandemic simulation exercise of coronavirus took place about 6 weeks before the first illness from the coronavirus was actually reported in Wuhan, China.

      That is one hell of a coincidence if you believe in that sort of thing.

      Another fascinating connection is the fact that not only did the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation participate in and help set up the pandemic simulation of a coronavirus outbreak, but they just so happen to fund the group who owns the patent to the deadly coronavirus and are already working on a vaccine to solve the current crisis. …”

  12. 81 whole views when I found this. The media are suppressing this. Even when there’s a story, in which the media react to being chastised by Dr. Adams, they criticize him but they don’t include what he said or links to a video of his words. EVEN in this time of panic-demic, the media refuse to cover anything that makes Trump look good or that makes his critics look like the “horse’s asses” that they are.

  13. Well, folks. IF you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage, I hope you already got the supplies at the grocery store because it looks as if your local restaurants (by tomorrow) may be forced to shut down on account of Wuhan Plague. This is what I’ve decided to call it: Wuhan Plague or, alternately, Chinese Plague. They’re treating this as if it’s the Black Plague, so let’s call it like it is: a plague, not a pandemic. More like a panic-demic. I’m old enough to remember polio and I don’t remember cities shutting down over that plague. Or Ebola. Or H1N1. Or SARS-1 or MERS or whooping cough. You name it. It’s never been done. Why now?

    While I’m happy that one side effect MAY BE that henceforth people will practice regular hygiene and STAY HOME when they’re sick, I’m not happy to see everybody play perfectly into the hands of the DemoncRATS as they don’t allow this ginned up crisis go to waste. Gateway Pundit points out that currently, as of today, if you measure flu mortality rate BY THE SAME CRITERIA that’s currently used to measure COVID-19 mortality, the flu has a MUCH HIGHER mortality rate within the U.S. The flu has killed 10% of the people with CONFIRMED CASES so far this season. Not .1% but 10%. That’s lower than the current COVID-19 mortality rate. This is because they lower the flu mortality rate by basing it upon ESTIMATED number of cases and the number of deaths caused by flu. They don’t SIMILARLY estimate the number of COVID-19 cases because they don’t have a clue about that number.

    The virus was circulating in China as early as November and probably before Nov. That means that all the time between then and when Trump closed our borders to Chinese travelers, they were coming back and forth, most likely bringing that virus with them. Did our hospitals check for COVID-19 whenever someone showed up in ICU with respiratory symptoms? Surely not. I’ve said before, in my entire life I’ve NEVER been tested for flu. Have you? NEVER been tested for any supposed viral disease.

    All of this panic and all the shutdowns play right into the DemoncRATS plans. Chaos? Serves them. People out of work, hungry, fearful, can’t pay bills? Serves them by making them more dependent upon DemoncRAT programs. Also serves them by making Republicans FEAR to vote against any “relief packages” DemoncRATS propose. Just like the government shutdowns were blamed on Republicans and NOT OBAMA, any shutdowns instituted by DemoncRAT governors or mayors will nevertheless be blamed ON TRUMP and not on the DemoncRATS or, especially, Pelosi. Is it coincidence that most of the shutdowns of restaurants and bars are in the big DemoncRAT-run cities? They WANT to hurt people because people who are desperate are EASY to manipulate and to buy off. It’s an old totalitarian trick. Bailouts and relief packages? Serves the DemoncRATS because it’s just another way to REDISTRIBUTE YOUR WEALTH TO THEIR BASE OF CONSTITUENTS. Market crash? Serves the DemoncRATS because they HATE IT that people make money in the market or worked hard and saved money for retirement. They absolutely hate it. Obama hated it. You don’t “deserve” to have all that money for retirement while “his people” didn’t have nest eggs and all that money, in their opinion, belongs to THEM and should be redistributed to others “in need” (read: their voters). This is all just to get rid of Trump and bring on socialism and globalism. We’re back to 2008 and the global plans for global government.


  14. This is Just Informed Talk
    what this is about:
    Is Operation DEFENDER EUROPE 20 A Military Exercise Or MUCH MORE?
    Opening title.
    Apparently we have sent 30,000 troops into Europe, right now, to do something.
    Explanation goes back to a very early “Q” post, number 34
    There is a short war coming but a very intense short war.
    There will be a shutdown while the war is prosecuted, Q said back then
    and predicted “ten days of darkness” meaning, it is thought, many normal information channels will go dark My wife who is not into any of this stuff said to me as I was leaving the house this morning “Something is going on on the Internet”. I don’t know what she saw.
    Anyways, watch this video – it is a good one.
    It could disappear from youtube but it was hopefully be up soon on Bitchute

  15. So who dit?
    This is the only subject worthy for a next James Bond movie.
    There seems to be couple of suspects who had the means and the motive and they might have worked together.

    I think Dave Hodges, Common Sense Show, has it NAILED here:

    Alexandra Daley and myself have previously tracked the illegal and treasonous weapons transfer of F-35 technology to the CHICOMS dating back to 2015. Hunter Biden used the services of Air Force One when he oversaw the technology transfer to the Chinese as it was delivered to Wuhan. We also know that on the same flights there were several shipments, from Rosemont Seneca a subsidiary of Burisma, of unmarked contents that were on the manifest.

    The use of Air Force One implicates Obama as a co-conspirator in this treason and ultimately the release of the present Coronavirus(es) bioweapon upon the world and now America. This act is treason and is punishable by execution.

    https://thecommonsenseshow.com/agenda-21-conspiracy-economics/chicom-and-democratic-party-coronavirus-bioweapon-attack-upon-america-will-ultimately-fail

  16. Did you see? during his presser today, “the president pointed to a “couple of drugs” the FDA. has approved for “immediate use,” including hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that has shown promise in battling coronavirus. “It’s shown very encouraging early results, and we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately,” the president said.

    • Good news and I hope that they prescribe the least dangerous drug to the sickest patients, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to use these as preventives, especially the chloroquine, because serious eye damage can result. This would be especially dangerous for older people who may already have macular problems. That’s something for the doctors to hash out but they will likely weigh the benefits versus potential costs to the patient in side effects.

      I’d be happier to see them develop one of the anti-viral meds. I read that because so many people in South America and other tropical places take chloroquine to prevent malaria, it’s creating antibiotic resistance to related drugs (like Cipro) that are very important in these days of multi-resistant bacteria.

      Already people on NBC seem to be clamoring for POTUS to give chloroquine to everybody for prophylactic purposes, which I don’t think is a good idea. If those who are sick already take it, then the virus load will diminish and the rest of the people who don’t have it won’t get it because there won’t be anybody spreading it (or at least a lot fewer people spreading it). OR they should test for the virus before giving it to people. IF they’re carriers, then okay. Give it to them.

      • i BOUGHT SOME!
        i used Dokteronline.com
        Good trusted internet supplier.
        Why use an internet supplier? I cannot even enter my doctor’s office.
        They have got a big sign saying keep out!
        I guess maybe you are supposed to buy some Azithromycin too but
        I don’t know why. That;s on Gateway Pundit. I’ll report back.
        Anyways
        C U
        Good luck everybody!!

        • Good luck to you, too, Dave. Let us know how it works out. Yes, it looks as if it works in conjunction with the azithromycin. Z-pak? Does Z-pak always have chloroquine in it? I never thought so. You have to be careful with both these drugs, depending upon your current health status. As I said, the chloroquine has eye side effects that could be nasty, but if it’s your life, then you’d go for it. As for azithromycin, it can cause nasty heart rhythm disturbances, sometimes even fatal, so you don’t want to be taking something like that without a real reason (like to save your life). I saw an interesting map yesterday that pointed out that places where people take chloroquine to prevent malaria have low rates of COVID. Now that could be on account of the virus being affected by the drug OR it could be something in the populations where malaria is endemic that gives them a natural-selection-effect immunity to malaria as well as COVID, maybe an enzyme or protein effect. So they don’t know for sure which it is.

          For example, in malaria-prone areas, having sickle cell anemia actually can save your life, while it’s definitely not an advantage where there is no malaria. One kills you or the other, but it depends upon your environment which is better–sickle cell anemia or malaria.

          Similarly, some allergies can actually improve life expectancy because they help a person resist parasitic infections. However, again, if those parasites aren’t in the environment, then the person whose allergies persist in their gene pool as a result of natural selection now may suffer the effects of allergies instead of any advantage from being able to resist (non-existent) parasites.

          So many Africans and SE Asians are naturally immune to this COVID virus OR it might be the chloroquine they take. See here: https://www.physiciansweekly.com/zithromax-antibiotics/

          My dentist recently wanted to prescribe Z-pak. At the time, I didn’t know that drug can cause heart problems. I innocently just asked for the drug I had last time (which worked fine) and now I’m really glad I did. I wouldn’t take any drug as a prophylactic. The cure may be worse than the potential disease.

        • That azithromycin helps people who are in the hospital makes me believe that as with lots of other respiratory ailments, including the common cold, it’s the secondary bacterial infections (bronchitis) that’s making them so ill, instead of the Chinese virus all by itself. People who have had bronchitis tend to have it recur. So many times, doctors will say that you don’t give antibiotics for cold viruses or the flu but seems to me this is one time maybe they should err on the side of caution. I wonder if they’ve tried other antibiotics besides azithromycin?

  17. 😆
    Abbott: So, they’re saying corona virus is now officially a pandemic
    Costello: Who says?
    Abbott: Yes
    Costello: Who did?
    Abbott: Of course, that’s their job
    Costello: Whose job?
    Abbott: Exactly
    Costello: And what is the name of that organization?
    Abbott: Not what…WHO
    Costello: That’s what I’m trying to find out!

  18. As predicted: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/fitton-leftists-using-pretext-of-coronavirus-outbreak-to-push-unsecure-vote-by-mail-free-for-all-no-voter-id-for-2020-elections/
    Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton sounded the alarm and said the left is using the Coronavirus panic to push vote-by-mail in order to try to steal elections.

    “URGENT: Leftists using pretext of the Coronavirus outbreak to push unsecure “vote by mail” free for all, no voter ID anywhere for 2020 elections. #HowtoStealAnElection” Fitton said in a tweet on Wednesday.”

    How can the DemoncRATS steal the election? Let us count the ways.

  19. What’s that picture?
    There is a vague evil about it and
    I don’t like it.

    • Not even vague! Did you see The Shining?

      If not, it’s based on a Stephen King novel about a family that spends the winter as caretakers in a shut-up hotel in the Rocky Mountains. The little boy has “the Shining,” which is basically ESP that makes him susceptible to seeing supernatural stuff (especially ghosts) but he also has telepathy. Of course the hotel is haunted and he sees all the ghosts. The father is a writer who figured 3 months in isolation would let him finish his novel. The isolation (and the ghosts) eventually get to the whole family, the father is apparently influenced by the evil that haunts the hotel, and he ends up going berserk, attacking his wife and son, yadda yadda yadda.

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