Christmas in the Manger

(Formerly the Emergency KAG Open Thread 20211225)

UPDATE

The Christmas Daily Open Thread has now been copied and recovered from the (closed for repairs) main site, and can now be found at the link below. Please post new “Open Thread” comments there.

If you want to comment on anything I talked about below, or reply to any of the comments, feel free to comment here.


I actually think our Christmas Eve booting to the secondary site is pretty cool – a kind of “no room at the inn” situation – but I didn’t really plan for any of this as a certainty. I hoped for the best. However, I did expect that what happened would probably happen. I tried not to let on too much, even as I prepared quietly on my end.

SO – for some rather technical reasons, we’re going to be having Christmas on this “Emergency Site”, and we MAY or MAY NOT be enjoying Steve’s great post on Christmas, although it will now appear silently with little or no fanfare on the “unsafe” regular site. A TRAVESTY, and I want people to remember that. But we’ll fix that situation in all ways possible, as soon as possible.

I don’t know – maybe some people clicked through to the insecure site, but most will not, and should not, because we have a perfectly safe site here.

We’ll deal with everything soon.

I saw this site downage coming, and gave a brief but insufficient warning several weeks ago. I couldn’t really go into details, because I wanted the other side to go through with their plans. I wanted the certificate renewal to fail, as I expected, so that I would know what we’re up against. But at the same time, I would have preferred that it had not failed, and that we would have had a normal Christmas.

“Somebody” scheduled our site security certificate’s auto-renewal for Christmas Eve, after “everybody” went home. It’s crazy – it’s nuts – it’s wrong – and of course it was purely intentional. But yeah – sometimes one has to SHOW PEOPLE. It’s a great way to find out who’s good, who’s bad, who’s been infiltrated or arm-twisted, who’s playing along, and who is standing up.

Interesting times, people.

But let’s not let CHINA and its Fifth Column allies in America’s ranks and elsewhere interfere any further with our Christmas. I will let you know as soon as it’s safe to go back on the normal site.


Speaking of sites, here is a great site with classic nativity scenes, including the featured image:

LINK: https://catholicviral.com/18-gorgeous-classical-paintings-hd-christmas-wallpapers/

I’m actually partial to nativity art of much different sorts, like these:

I am not a fan of the Bergooglibub Vatican’s recent “Hillary Angel / Spark Plug Angel / Drill Bit Jesus” nativity scene, although some may find it OK.


So what’s the antidote to a very Cabal Christmas?

YES!!! The BEST REVENGE is a GOOD TIME. Maybe not too good, but GOOD ENOUGH!

So let’s meet and greet and share some Christmas Joy today, and look forward to getting back on the main site WHENEVER.

All the authors should be able to publish on here, so if we’re here for a few days, no problem. Carl can definitely publish here, and I have Monday, so I think we’re OK. If I need to, I can do every daily until we’re back on the site.

And meanwhile, I’ve already set needed things into motion. We will be back on site as soon as things are prepared for us.

GOD is in control. Even when the other side thinks they’ve got the ball and it’s their play.

Merry Christmas to all!

W

53 thoughts on “Christmas in the Manger

        1. I still have it open, if there is some way for me to mine it for you. I have also saved it as a “complete web page”.

          Unfortunately, being a bear of very little brain, I didn’t see a good way of unraveling stuff like:

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          1. I’m going to try that again….

            *figure class=”wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-4-3 wp-has-aspect-ratio”>*div class=”wp-block-embed__wrapper”>
            *iframe loading=”lazy” title=”THE KING SHALL COME When Morning Dawns ADVENT Lyrics Words text Sing Along Song Worship Video” src=”Lessons%20And%20Carols%202021%20%E2%80%93%20The%20Q%20Tree_files/hBvlSADV4Ak.html” allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen=”” width=”1100″ height=”825″ frameborder=”0″>*/iframe>
            */div>*/figure>

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          2. OK – I got all the text into a draft post. If there are any YouTube Videos or images, just right-click and paste the URLs of the videos into another PMTW message. Don’t worry about order – DP can sort it out.

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            1. Is that to me?

              I tried to copy over everything in the html, with “less thans” changed to “left curlies”, but it blew up my tab and said the comment was too big. I had hoped that it would have a hint for videos.

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              1. OK – good enough! Yeah, the links and embeds didn’t come over, but all the text did nicely, and I have a good draft for her.

                Thanks for getting what you did – it’s most of it, for sure!!!

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    1. I sprung a trap. I was waiting for this one. The site was scheduled for a security certificate renewal on Christmas Eve. Suspicious Cat knew this was no accident – that it would be used to keep the site down on Christmas. So I did try one mild warning, but then backed off and just decided to see if I was right. Normally we go right through these renewals. NOPE. They used it to shut down the site.

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  1. So sorry, Wolf, that you had to deal with this stuff on Christmas Eve. But here’s a big THANK YOU for making sure that our haven is open here today!!!
    I barely had time to scan yesterday’s thread as the clan was already trickling in. More coming today, so I am getting this off early. Merry Christmas to everybody and

    JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME
    LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING!

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  2. 1130 here, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas again, and a thoughtful, stress lite day. Wolf, you are great at staying ahead of them, I hope you can relax a bit and enjoy the Holiday over the weekend before you have to do much for the Tree.

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  3. OK, vids from Lessons and Carols

    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=7xtpJ4Q_Q-4&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=hBvlSADV4Ak&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=HAcMxpsBeRM&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=Y28Bv0Wjwh4&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=wCnMciORAvg&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=JXUTVjJ5v54&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=9rUFy3Id7aI&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=iRZOv31n1sY&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=WHWqj6gKS9g&feature=emb_imp_woyt
    https://w ww.youtube.co m/watch?v=7nzffJsVmBk&feature=emb_imp_woyt

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      1. Some lessons had more than one. Some were near the top, some near the bottom. Is there anything else I can mine out of the open tab?

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      1. I hope our dear DePat will be pleased.

        She had put together a very beautiful thing for us to enjoy, and I’m sure it was a disappointment that it got whacked by server-side shenanigans. I hope that we’ve got enough that she can make it beautiful again.

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  4. So, the Chicoms have failed again! All is safe and sound thanks to our host, who I believe can see around corners in the dark! Here’s a little push back for the shadowy pests trying to steal our Christmas Joy…

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