Trump Train at Super Speed…

Sundance has put together a concise post about the amazing Trump Team accomplishments happening in a 30 hour period.  This is Must Read!  He is truly Making America Great Again.  May God Bless him & us all.  Thank you, Lord, for allowing this remarkable man to be in this place for such a time as this!


via 30 Hours at Trump-Speed…


Deceit, the Tangled Web

Sundance of the Conservative Treehouse has done another outstanding job pulling on many of the threads of the Deep State’s web of deception, in particular as relates to the FISA application to spy on Carter Page (& the Trump Campaign).  Please see his original post for the details…

via A Review of the DOJ/FBI FISA Application Release…

4th Festivities

While reading through the Prayer Request Pages at the Conservative Treehouse I ran across this request from another poster & decided to “humor an old man”…This is a flavor of what we got to do on our recent out of town excursion.
Here is the link for the original posts:
Trumpismine says:

I love stories about what you all did on our country’s bday,if you can share….please humor and old man?

  • Hey, T. I. M. I’m replying to your story request from the 4th festivities. Our celebration was somewhat spread out due to family changes. In the past both my brothers & their families would make an effort to head to Northern Michigan to join us at my parents’ Cottage, one dwelling back from the lake. My one brother lives out of state & hasn’t made the trip in several years now.

    My youngest brother’s oldest child just got engaged the day after her college graduation. They are planning a mid August wedding so the family is scrambling to get everything done. They threw a large bridal shower the Saturday before the 4th so that delayed my parents’ arrival at the Cottage & prevented my brother’s family from travelling North at all.

    My immediate family had already scheduled time off for before the 4th so the Curren ladies didn’t make the bridal shower (but will host a small family one later). We had staggered arrival Up North in 3 cars for 7 people & all got there after Midnight, technically on Saturday. Later that day the local fireworks display was carried out over Otsego Lake & we had a great view of the show. This year I actually decided to swim during the fireworks, which is a first, while family & neighbors watched from the beach & others took their boats across the lake (about a mile) to get a closer viewing. One neighbor put on the local radio station’s version of “Booms Over Otsego” (I think it said) & there were numerous patriotic songs, including all the songs for the various service branches (I recognized them from Mark Levin’s shows renditions). That music combined with the sounds of the explosions really helped to swell the patriotic fervor in my heart, though I always mentally substitute “blessed” or “thankful” for “proud” in that “Proud to be an American” song…

    We had an amazing steak dinner a couple days later after my parents arrived & before my husband & two working kids had to head back to work on the 4th. We also took a day trip to beautiful Lake Michigan to enjoy an untamed beach along Sturgeon Bay, just South of Wilderness State Park–this trip may have been the highlight for our Up North adventures for the 7 Currens. Another day there was an excursion to the woods, deep into a section off a gas well (my husband used to supply those rigs when we lived there a decade & a half ago, so he still knows how to find some nicely secluded areas) where 5 Currens & my mom got to enjoy some target shooting using the handguns owned by 4 of us–this was the first time both my mom & I had ever shot a handgun & my middle son video-recorded much of this event…

    After everyone but my special needs son & I had headed back home he & I took in the American flag, something I’d never done at The Cottage…As we were lowering it off the 20 foot flag pole one of our neighbors stopped to salute this precious symbol of our freedom. It turns out that he is a vet & had served in the Army in Vietnam. Both Josiah & I were able to thank him for his service.

    The day before we left to head home Josiah & I headed into town to run some errands. We also visited the cemetery where several family members were buried, including my dad’s first cousin who had died earlier this year & whose oldest son had flown in from California to check on his gravestone a couple of days earlier. This small local burial ground is filled with patriots & heroes & it is especially moving & sobering to see all the American flags placed at the graves of the service members, especially near patriotic holidays. Josiah was moved to tears as he contemplated the level of sacrifice represented in this cemetery, whose burials include some Civil War era warriors through present day heroes.

    Two of my great uncles, my grandma’s brothers, both WWII vets were buried there. Uncle Hugh was a medic overseas during the war. He was a medical doctor who was always very generous with his time & talents. He had his wife & kids live at their Up North Cottage throughout WWII when he was away. He didn’t want them in Detroit, a place he considered likely to be targeted by the enemy because of its tremendous industrial war effort. My Uncle Thurman was a machinist who helped to build “The Bomb”–though he didn’t know what exactly the top-secret project was that he was working on at that time. My dad likes to tell some stories of Thurman’s encounters with military brass who thought he was AWOL when he was on this super secret assignment & how they were put in their place with just one phone call.

    My dad told Uncle Hugh’s grandson, Hugh III, who was there to check on his dad “Tom’s” (technically Hugh II) gravestone, about his friend Del who was a Dentist who served in the military during the Korean War, I believe. Hugh’s young son, “Moose” (technically Hugh IV) is considering becoming a dentist. Del had told my dad that one year as a dentist in the military was worth at least Five in the private sector! After his retirement Del continues to use his dental skills to care for prisoners in the UP & immigrants (seasonal workers) on Mackinac Island–a true patriot, humanitarian, & real world Christian. Dad also shared stories about his cousin Bud, Hugh’s & Thurman’s nephew, son of my grandma’s brother, who was also in the service, though not during war time. He was a mechanic or machinist working on aircraft & retains some amazing skills even in his early 80’s–he’s become somewhat of a legend in our family after our adult kids got to meet him a couple years back where he wowed us with his stories, his repairs to my brother’s boat, & his extremely skilled boat skippering–he brought the vehicle in “hot” & perfectly fit it between dock, boat, & shore, basically steering & stopping it on a dime!

    To sum up, our Fourth of July excursion included Family, Faith, Food, Fellowship,
    Feistiness, Fireworks, Freedom, Festive Music, Friendly Neighbors, Firearms, “Faith of our Fathers” (the movie & the memories), & Fun!


I’d wanted to include some relevant pictures in the above post but couldn’t find the one’s I’d hoped to find…So here are a couple pics that relate obliquely to the above “story”…

U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990

Uncle Hugh’s Yearbook Photo, from


Well I’m not having an easy time finding relevant pictures so…

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Otsego Lake, MI fireworks per a search

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My great-grandparents cottage was the white one, now owned by their granddaughter

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One of “our” views looking West over Otsego Lake

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Sunset over Otsego Lake

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another Otsego Lake sunset, though this one might be somewhat color-enhanced



Here’s my comment to Stella’s informative & interesting post:

Valerie Curren says:
July 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Thanks for sharing all this interesting info about Finland. For years I thought I was Finnish (1/2) before being informed that my mom was adopted. My grandparents were both children of Finnish immigrants & both grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, him in Newberry & her in Ishpeming &/or Negaunee. My grandpa’s mother & step-mother (after his mom died) were both mail order brides from back in the old country. My grandparents spoke an antiquated form of Finnish that set the hearer to chuckling whenever they visited Finland.

These Finnish grandparents had a couple of cottages, one in the UP that was the summer vacation destination of my mother’s childhood, & one an hour North of Detroit, that became their retirement home. Both cottages were equipped with a traditional Finnish sauna (pronounced SOW-nuh!), which we regularly partook of on Sunday visits. This lakefront cottage supplied water drawn in buckets from the lake for use in the sauna. Grandpa would chop two holes in the ice in the winter, one just off the shoreline near the sauna to draw the water for the steam-bath’s usage & the other about 15 feet from shore, in the swimming area, for the adventurous steam-bather to plunge through after a winter sauna, which I did on numerous occasions (including a college break with a couple of international friends from Jamaica & Aruba whom I convinced to jump through the hole in the ice with me, which got my grandpa to say that I had “Sisu”!). I can still see my dad & grandpa sitting on the sauna’s porch on a winter’s day with steam pouring off their bodies in clouds.

These Finnish grandparents were very proud of their Finnish heritage, though also very thankful to be Americans. They entertained guests, including the occasional Finn with whom they would converse in the old language. Grandpa liked to tell tales of the Finnish people’s guerrilla resistance to Russian oppression surrounding the WWII era, skiing & shooting, etc. They were both incredibly industrious people, both had grown up on farms. They had a large garden so always had fresh produce, grandma often canning some of this bounty. They kept a compost pile well before it was “fashionable” & always had a scrap bucket under the sink for that purpose. My grandpa worked for many years maintaining the mile long gravel road they lived on, working 10-12 hour days in his retirement with a wheelbarrow, shovel, & pickax (he apparently used to sling railroad ties when a youth to raise the funds to put himself through college). They used to make “cherry herring” or “kiyafa” (sp?), a Finnish wine at home.

Our lives were much enriched by this warm & generous couple, who took in a baby from an unwed mother, my grandma faking a pregnancy, to spare this daughter the cruel treatment their son, adopted from grandpa’s alcoholic sister, had experienced amidst a cruel & insular community who knew he was a “bastard” & called him such to his face…

Reading what you shared about Finland it’s easy to see why so many Finns settled in America’s Northern climes. Perhaps the hearty winters of the UP were no big deal to people who were used to Finland’s own land of the midnight sun!.

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Stella's Place

According to The Official Travel Guide of Finland:

The white summer nights are perhaps Finland’s most iconic phenomena. The nighttime sun is at its strongest during the months of June and July but the further north you go, the longer and higher the sun stays above the horizon. In the very northernmost parts you can experience a full Midnight Sun from May to August.

In the northernmost parts of Finnish Lapland, the sun stays above the horizon for over 70 consecutive days.

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Stefan Halper & Associates

I am posting this “comment” as is from another blog.  It is packed with info that is worth checking out…Here is where I found this comment:

July 15th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #542

  1. JX says:

    1) Mifsud pushed info onto Papadopoulos then his associates attempted to extract the planted info as “evidence”.

    London Academy of Diplomacy –

    • Nabil Ayad is the Founder

    • Joseph Mifsud is Director

    • Nawaf Obaid is a Visiting Fellow

    • Stephan C. Roh is a Visiting Fellow

    • Dr Gianni Pittella is a Visiting Professor

    Obaid was the Project Director for a major study conducted for DoD Office of Net Assessment. – (Saudi-US Relations Information Service) –

    ★ Mifsud is linked to a person who led a project for DoD Office of Net Assessment, Obaid

    ★ Stefan Halper also has produced reports for DoD Office of Net Assessment –

    Both Halper and Mifsud are associated with the very high level Office of Net Assessment

    ★ Mifsud planted info on Papadopoulus. Halper & friends attempted to get Papadopoulos to admit to having this info.

    2) Pittella addressed a group of Clinton supporters after the close of the DNC Convention at Philadelphia: “I have taken the unprecedented step of endorsing and campaigning for Hillary Clinton because the risk of Donald Trump is too high” –

    ★ Mifsud is linked to a Clinton campaigner, Pittella

    3) Stephan C. Roh founded Roh Law –

    Mifsud consulted for Roh Law –

    Roh and Mifsud have co-authored books.

    Ayad and Mifsud co-presented at a conference held at Link University in Italy –

    Also presenters at the conference: Alexander N. Chumakov, and Olga Leonova, both with Lomonosov Moscow State University

    Mifsud is listed as a “key speaker” and the London Academy of Diplomacy a “partner” at the “Globalistics 2015” conference held at Lomonosov Moscow State University
    “” is the Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute for International Economic and Political Studies

    ★ In my opinion Mifsud is a double agent, at least.

Dog (Crap) & Pony Show

Sundance continues his brilliant insights!

via Rosenstein Delivers Indictments For 12 Russians – Then Buries in Lock-box of DOJ National Security Division…

“The current officials within the corrupt DOJ/FBI system are protecting the former officials who worked within the corrupt DOJ/FBI system.   The activity was so stunningly destructive to every tenet of our democracy and principle of our constitutional republic; the administrators of the system cannot allow the American electorate to know what they did.

Government officials within the DOJ and FBI conspired together with private political parties outside government to conduct intelligence gathering operations against their political opponents.  You cannot get higher on the usurpation scale.

That illegally extracted opposition research was then laundered by design and passed back into the intelligence apparatus (DOJ/FBI) where it was weaponized -by gaining a Title-1 search warrant (Oct 21, 2016,)- to conduct active surveillance on everyone within a political campaign.

That weaponized surveillance, gained by the FISA authority, was then used as an “insurance policy” against the Trump campaign, President-elect Trump, and President Trump.

Actual, all encompassing surveillance -physical and electronic- of a sitting U.S. President, and every member of the administration and executive branch, until expiration of the fraudulently obtained FISA Title-1 surveillance warrant in October 2017.

Let that sink in.

THAT is what this entire Russia Collusion/Conspiracy narrative is intended to conceal and hide.  That coup attempt is why the Mueller investigation exists.

Once Trump took office, someone had to take over the collection of the results from all of this ongoing surveillance; and simultaneously someone had to protect the underlying construct of how that surveillance was obtained.  THAT is why Robert Mueller’s investigation was started.

The DOJ-NSD division, and the FBI counterintelligence division, were actively engaged in a plot to destroy, then overthrow, a sitting U.S. President.   All of this Russia, Russia, Russia stuff is simply designed to hide and obfuscate this issue.”