Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Christmas list that matters

For conservatives, the year has been much more optimistic, but definitely not without its challenges. Between the wins and losses, the battle for principle, as well as trying to steer a new administration towards said direction, wages on. So as we near the year's end with a season of America's most merry tradition, it's only natural to reflect on particular lists. Both the naughty and nice one...

“He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.” When it comes to the mainstream media, Santa definitely has them on the naughty list. The whole biased crew of them should expect nothing but coal in their stockings this Christmas.

Media bias is nothing new. But in 2017, it shifted into overdrive. Donald Trump’s inauguration as president set off a year of outright media hostility that is unprecedented in its scope. well as the wishlist filled with desires and necessities...

Last year, following Donald Trump’s historic and unexpected election to the presidency, I put together a conservative Christmas 2017 policy wish-list. With full control of Congress and the White House, Republicans were in a unique position to implement the conservative agenda following the disastrous presidency of Barack Obama.

One year later, President Trump and the Republicans can claim several promises fulfilled, but too many are left unfinished. The Republicans still have one year to deliver on their campaign promises before the 2018 midterm elections. Failure to do so may sweep them out of power.

Which promises were kept? Which are still waiting? Let’s review.
Related link: Trump’s Year One stars: Nikki Haley, Ajit Pai, and Scott Pruitt

However, for Christians, conservative or otherwise, this season should trump all lists of political virtues and vices, traversing beyond our natural inclinations. In fact, this is a season in which I generally attempt to set aside our human folly known as politics long enough to meaningfully observe and contemplate its true uniting reason: the perfect incarnation of a Savior to save humanity from itself. God knew we needed it then and knows we need it just as evermore now...
AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. ~ Luke 2:1-14
Upon reflection of God's covenants through the ages, Erickson reminds us, "This Christmas, as the burdens overwhelm you, be overwhelmed by God's desire for a relationship with you." For the moment you can, unshackle your life from the usual squabbles, and remember to love God and your neighbor and allow all good will to flow from there. That's the least of where we might begin on a more righteous path in observance of One born into the world to inevitably sacrifice for the salvation of His creation, forgiving the transgressions of our own devices, and providing a path of everlasting life. Remember the reason for the season, and may we remain as vigilant in returning our nation to Christ as keeping watch for His redeeming return. Now that's a list I want to make! Merry Christmas.

Related link: The Saint Who Became Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Actually, Americans largely support the tax bill

As Republicans on Capitol Hill prepare to wrap up a tax bill today to send to President Trump's desk, which he will swiftly sign, the majority of what we're hearing in the liberal, Democrat-led media spin is how 'unpopular' the bill is. That's right, the same media that pushed and praised the worthless Obamacare, despite the underinsured doubling since 2003. I even heard mention this morning now using Obamacare in the negative to cast admonition on this tax bill! To further demonstrate the absurdity of the lib press, the blind allegiance of their like-minded voter base and unfortunately how easy it is to sucker the people at large with such coverage, upon removing 'Trump' or 'Republicans' from polling questionnaires, responses change dramatically towards a positive direction. Imagine that!
CR: If you pay attention to the mainstream media, you’d think that the vast majority of Americans hate the tax bill and the policies it contains.

Is that really true, or is it just more fake news? The editorial board at Investor’s Business Daily found out something interesting when they polled the actual policies in the tax reform bill: Americans largely support them.

It’s as if the mainstream media is asking leading questions to produce a response they desire — that advances an agenda. Well, of course.

...That is mostly because of the wording of the question, and the job that the mainstream media has done to drive down both Donald Trump and Republican legislators’ approval numbers. This polling is reflective of that.

When you look at the actual policies, there is broad support.

Most of the surveys, however, only ask people broad questions about the tax cuts: Do they support the plan overall? Do they think they'll get a tax cut? Will they boost economic growth? Here’s what IBD says:
What's more, when people are asked about key provisions in the tax bill, support rises across the board.

The IBD/TIPP poll is one of the few that has bothered to ask such questions. The results from the November survey:
57% support lowering corporate rate from 35% to 20%.
55% support reducing the number of tax brackets.
83% support cutting the pass-through tax rate for small businesses to 25%.
66% support doubling the standard deduction.
Other polls produced similar findings. CNN found that 55% support increasing the standard deduction, 79% back the boost in the child tax credit, and a plurality support the mortgage deduction limit.
Imagine that, the American people actually want a tax cut, if they actually get one. That is why the GOP is right to ignore the media narrative on polling and focus on delivering a tax cut for the vast majority of actual taxpayers. Come election time, the liberal media ruse will be shattered. And they know it.
They're not reporting the truth, folks. Simple as that. Of course, they wouldn't know it if it bit'em on the ass. If they were capable of acknowledging it, this tidbit would assuredly be at the top of your radar:
If the tax bill passes the Senate and becomes law, beginning in Feb. 2018, millions of Americans will see a higher take-home paycheck. That’s because withholding will be adjusted to reflect the tax cut they are getting. When that happens, those people, who have been lied to by the media, will start to see the tangible effects of this tax legislation.

When that happens they will realize that they have, once again, been lied to by the media.
It's freedom of the press, not Pravda, American mainstream media! You'd do good to remember that, instead of feeding us propaganda filled with the preclusion of failure just because it involves Republicans and Trump.

Is it perfect? Is anything perfect? Obviously, if government has anything to do with it, no. Though we'll likely see a deficit increase, because Washington has overextended their never-ending spending spree on either side of the aisle, this has the potential to draw businesses back to our shores with reinvestment and jobs, while taking out less in our paychecks and allowing us to take more home where it's needed most. Not to mention if earned pay is given back to the people who actually earned it, this begins to place the reigns of an out-of-control government back into the hands of the people, instead of the rulers who've misspent our tax funds all these years, thus forcing constraint and cuts toward the overall debt. Either way, sounds like less government waste of our money, and that's a net win. Report that, American media!

Related links: Awesome announcement from AT&T thanks to the GOP TAX CUT
COMCAST SAYS MAKE THAT FOUR – more companies announce they are investing in employees because of GOP tax cut!
The Trump tax cuts are ALREADY raising wages

Friday, December 15, 2017

Levin makes the latest on Russian 'concoction' crystal clear (UPDATES)

It's absurd that every time this collusion crap points directly back to Democratic subversion, the biased press go mum & divert to whatever garbage controversy of the day will distract the people. Then when they think some remote nothing has sprang up to harm Trump, they're incessantly right back at it. Suddenly, it's 'news' again to smear across the screen, when they've literally got zilch. This has been the exhausting cycle for a solid year now (which of course is the left's point). Meanwhile, the rest of us are yelling at our flat panels and radios, "INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!" Maddening, as is the brunt of politics these days.

You want the skinny on the real collusion in a compact nutshell? After discussing the need to maintain control of the House if anything of the truth is ever to be revealed (yeah, I know, this is Washington we're talking about), Levin laid out the 'concoction' on Thursday's program, making what's going on as clear as day...
"There was no Trump collusion with Russia. There was a concoction...of Kremlin apparatchiks feeding "opposition researchers" funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC. The sickening irony of all this is that the Democrat Party and their operators at the top levels of the FBI, parts of the Justice Dept., and in the Special Council's office, they're the ones who've been colluding with the Russians, wittingly and unwittingly, directly and indirectly.

Wouldn't you think by now, ladies and gentlemen, with thousands of reporters investigating who hate Donald Trump, with hundreds of members of Congress investigating who hate Donald Trump, with multiple committees of Congress investigating who hate Donald Trump, that if there was one scintilla, ONE SCINTILLA, of evidence that Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, her husband, their cousins, whatever, if there was one scintilla of evidence that they colluded with Putin on this election, that by now we would have it?! Where is it, Mr. Mueller? Where is it, Mr. Comey? Where is it, New York Times and Washington Post? Where is it, Mr. Schiff? Where is it, Mr. Warner? Spit it out! Show it to us! We want to see it, and we want to see it right now! But they can't. It doesn't exist.

What does exist is one of the most corrupt efforts by the senior levels of the FBI, by certain prosecutors at the Dept. of Justice and the Special Council's office, and I may add the senior levels of our Intelligence agencies, to try and take out a candidate, and now to try to take out a president."
On Thursday’s Mark Levin show... 54% of the American people believe that Robert Mueller’s investigation is partisan. If he was interested in justice he would have shut down this operation and said there was no collusion between the Trump administration and Russia. To add, Jim Comey has demonstrated himself to have obstructed justice. He was not pursuing justice in the Hillary Clinton investigation but was trying to clear her. The FBI did a lot of editing which erased serious concerns in Comey’s press conference speech about Hillary’s conduct. All across the spectrum of this investigation there was an effort to soften language and downplay Hillary’s actions. These events will never see the light of day if Republicans do not hold onto the House. In their place we will see endless efforts to impeach President Trump.
Related links: Mark Levin: Everybody, who wants to use the 25th amendment to impeach Trump is an idiot! Here's why...
FBI made a ton more edits to water down James Comey's statement on Clinton email probe

UPDATES: Surprise...not so much. More like bias...

But the administration isn't so quick to let it go...

Related link: Congress to Investigate Obama Scheme to Nix Investigation into Hezbollah Terrorists

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

When Alabama fell for it, and the implications that follow

"You beat Mo Brooks with millions in dishonest ads during the GOP primary because Brooks pledged to vote against you for majority leader. Then you helped Doug Jones in the general election well before the Washington Post story on Roy Moore was published. You didn't get your guy so you sabotaged the process." ~ Mark Levin to Mitch McConnell, 12/12/17
Let's not forget about helping feed the media frenzy to besmirch a man based solely on allegation. That won't stop the media cheerleading today, though. With all of these disgusting components, the supposed right colluding with the left, Alabamians gave up and fell for it, giving their state the first Democrat senator in 25 years (one of the headlines you'll find celebrated by the lib press)...
AmericanThinker: Obviously the Democrat pollsters were right about their projected win of Doug Jones over Roy Moore. The relentless attacks by self-righteous Democrats and their willing accomplices in the liberal drive-by media to paint Roy Moore as an immoral pedophile worked like a charm.
"And their willing accomplices" would most certainly include McConnell and the Bush/Establishment league, as well as the NeverTrump hanger-ons (the election was over a year ago, fools), who played their parts perfectly along with the Democrats. I believe I've stated before concerning many of these men, like McConnell, McCain, Flake, several of the Republican operatives out there, that for all intents and purposes, they're Democrats now. Sorry, but it's true. This disunity could easily contribute to larger consequences to come...
Regardless of the facts concerning any of Moore’s accusers’ stories, the constant drumbeat of sexual assault by Roy Moore seemed to be enough to wear down many of his supporters while energizing the opposition against him.

What’s even more significant for the Democrats is that Doug Jones won in a highly red state that Donald Trump won by well over twenty points. This is huge for the Democrats moving forward to the next Presidential election and will play the biggest part in their strategy to defeat President Trump.
And here lies the latest stratagem...
So it’s no coincidence that President Trump’s sexual assault accusers reemerged just days before the Alabama Senate election. And it’s no coincidence that many Democrats came out and demanded that President Trump resign. The battle for the Presidency in 2020 for the Democrats has begun.

The strategy to defeat President Trump in 2020 will be exactly what defeated Roy Moore last night. Democrats and their willing accomplices in the liberal drive-by media will continue to paint President Trump as a serial sexual abuser from now until election night in November 2020. You can bet there will be many more women coming out soon with allegations against President Trump; and regardless of the facts of any of their stories, they will be given constant exposure by the liberal media outlets and the full support of every Democrat in office.

Because this strategy is really all the Democrats have, they will be relentless and do whatever it takes to pull it off – even if it means sacrificing more of their own along the way. Their ace in the hole is the drive-by media - which they know will be all-in on this strategy.

Democrats know this strategy has a good chance to work because after a couple of years the American people will be so tired of the constant attacks against President Trump that enough of them will just want it to stop. And the only way to get it to stop will be to get rid of President Trump. Unfortunately for conservatives, the 2020 presidential election will play-out in America just like it did in Alabama.

I saw first-hand the same strategy work in my home state of North Carolina against a very moderate Republican Governor. While it wasn’t sexual misconduct allegations against Gov. Pat McCrory, there was a constant barrage of negative, and mostly false political allegations, that were espoused at a weekly liberal gathering in Raleigh called “Moral Mondays.” Those gatherings were covered every week like it was the second coming and were reported religiously by every liberal media outlet. By the end of McCrory’s first term people were so sick of the partisan bickering they wanted it to stop. It worked and McCrory was narrowly defeated – and Trump even won NC.
Let's not forget the Democratic/Republican/Media establishment's part in Chris McDaniel's defeat as well. #RememberMississippi?

Nationalizing state and local politics is paying off for the Washington elite.
Mark my words; this strategy against Trump is what is going to happen – and will probably work.
If folks continue to take allegation (whether proven or unproven), as well as slander and outright LIE for truth, while sweeping real issues that affect our lives and our humanity aside, then, yeah, probably so.

Levin picked up on this strategy and the fraud behind it last night as well...
“Here we have the Democrats working with the media to try and change the subject from Hollywood, from Congress, to Donald Trump. It was always going to be the case.”

The snowball effect is what they're hoping for, and if the McConnell Club has its way, that's what they'll provide their colluders...and through our own collective gullibilities, what we'll unfortunately be stuck with.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive, America.

Related link: King Mitch is the star of the stupidest show on Earth

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jerusalem IS Israel's capital (UPDATES)

Has been for 3000 years since King David proclaimed it so; has been nearly 70 years since modern Israel's statehood (recognized by President Truman within minutes after its announcement in 1948, btw). Despite four presidential promises broken and 25 years of skirting the common sense truth of the matter (no thanks in part to an anti-Semitic media who seems to cheerlead for violent response), as of December 6, 2017 (St. Nicholas Day no less), a U.S. President finally leads in this affirmation through not only an official recognition, but by moving our embassy to the Jewish state's rightful capital...
Israeli PM Netanyahu praised this ‘historic’ decision by Trump and encouraged others to move their embassies to Jerusalem...
CR: “We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches.” — President Donald Trump

This day has been long overdue. In fact, the U.S. initially recognized the Jewish people’s right to sovereignty over the entirety of the land west of the Jordan River, including Jerusalem, 95 years ago. But endless threats of the "Arab street" has deterred them from following through with this commitment … until President Trump.

The fact that he is willing to break the same old paradigm of putting “Arab street” concerns above our interests and doing what’s right is a very positive quality that will hopefully bear fruit on other foreign and domestic policies as well. There never was an Arab Palestinian state in the Holy Land and all the land west of the Jordan River was originally earmarked for the Jewish state under the Balfour Declaration exactly 100 years ago. That plan was adopted by the Allied powers and the League of Nations in 1920 and 1922.

... For the next 95 years the Arab agitators waged jihad and every modern American president has cowered in the face of jihad. The entire purpose of the agreement on Palestine [which was a Jewish, not Arab term, harkening back to the days of Roman emperor Hadrian] was to give the land only to the entity that would protect the holy sites and civil rights, yet global elites here and abroad rewarded Arabs for violating the agreement.

Violence, indeed, does pay and did pay off for the jihadists. Commensurate with every threat of violence was a demand that Jews pay tribute in the form of blood or surrender.

After 95 years, Trump has righted a wrong and restored the original intent of a unanimous body of Congress in 1922. Heading forward, it’s important for Trump to surround himself with those who share his views and that he not back down in the face of the century-old Arab tactic of threatening violence.

Although he promised to move the embassy, it’s clear that the State Department will undermine him. And his own appointees – State Sec. Rex Tillerson and Defense Sec. James Mattis – opposed even the Jerusalem announcement.

Trump was right to acknowledge the failure of past pathetic policies and the need for new thinking. He can truly be a transformational president if he fixes the personnel problems and commits to translating his rhetoric into policy outcomes by paying attention to details of our broader failed foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Finally, this should be a first step in abandoning the entire notion of having jihadists govern Judea and Samaria, and instead fulfill the original Mandate for Palestine. To quote Congressman Chandler from his 1922 speech, “The Greeks have Greece. Let us give Palestine back to the Jews.”
Though this is the beginning of righting a wrong that's to be celebrated by the faithful for sure, this shifting tide also calls for even those of a more secular nature, particularly within Jerusalem's own streets, to bend a knee and give thanks to the Almighty. Remember, He will not abandon His chosen.

Related link: Levin torches hypocrite Dem flip-floppers on Jerusalem

UPDATES: Sticking to our proverbial guns is the RIGHT thing to do here, and perhaps it's time to defund this dysfunctional body...

Related links: UN voted to condemn the US for Jerusalem recognition, but here are the nine countries that voted with the US
Netanyahu just responded to the ‘preposterous’ UN resolution – [VIDEO]
Nikki Haley To UN: Take Your Condemnation and Shove It

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The reason to be thankful...

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. ~ 1 Timothy 4:4-5
Despite our constant inundations, we have a lot to be thankful for in this great nation, namely the blessings bestowed on us by God Almighty. And it is with that truth that we're reminded of the real story of Thanksgiving...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! God Bless.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Remember the presumption of innocence? (UPDATES)

“Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God's fingers? I'll tell you what's walking Salem — vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” ~ Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Highly suspect doesn't even skim the surface of what's turning out to be a rather Salem-like witch hunt launched against Roy Moore. And I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that similar sentiment might also extend to others accused. Except for those who've actually admitted it, I don't know that any of the men as of late who've been accused of harassment, assault or worse are guilty...and neither do you. Denise McAllister may have stated it best, "...we are losing sight of a core principle that sets America apart from barbaric nations: Each one of us is innocent until proven guilty."
PJMedia: While I want to hold all people to account for their crimes, I do not want to become so blinded by my own fear and lust for vengeance that I stop seeing the humanity in others and the rights they have as citizens of this great nation. To allow accusation, allegation, rumor, and innuendo to rip people from their jobs and drive them from the circles of respectable society is to allow for mobs to rule with torches and pitchforks.

I am particularly concerned by this increasing cascade of accusations leveled against men in positions of power, because it is set against a backdrop of political hostility and cultural animus toward men in general. Again, this is not a defense of the guilty or even a criticism of those who want to take steps to bring the guilty to account — legally. But we must realize that how we are going about it is uncivilized and threatens to rip apart the fabric of trust that is essential in holding the civil society together.

We already have a culture that is anti-man. Masculinity is dubbed “toxic.” Men on college campuses are fighting for their right of due process. Men aren’t allowed their own spaces without being called sexists. Boys in schools aren’t allowed to be boys.

If we are now going to demand that men lose their livelihood and reputations because they have their names placed on an “abuser list,” if we’re going to begin treating mere news reports, second-hand stories, and unsubstantiated allegations as fact, then we might as well admit that we are no longer a free and civilized nation. We are a nation ruled by a mob that wants instant verdicts in the court of public opinion, instant action, and instant punishment.

Instead, we need to stop acting like children and slow down. Let processes work. Investigate instead of accuse. Consider instead of condemn. Let justice rule instead of vengeance. Otherwise, we all lose. If the rights of the few are sacrificed to feed the mob, the rights of the many will follow.

Innocence must be cherished and accusers must not be treated as if they’re infallible, their word immediately becoming judge, jury, and executioner. The assumption of innocence must remain of greater value than the passions of the plaintiff.
No matter how often we're asked to observe this tenet -- due process, 14th Amendment; not to mention Matthew 7:1-3 -- too many times the court of public opinion lords over our collective persuasions. Few of us can honesty say that we haven't fallen for that temptation at some point in our lives. Perhaps if we calm our senses and lay all the cards out, though, we might come to different conclusions than those being pushed by mediaites on all sides...
AmericanThinker: If one reads the original Washington Post article on Judge Moore’s supposed harassment of underage “girls” with an open mind, one will conclude that Judge Moore is completely innocent, and that he is the victim of Fake News.

First, a few definitions. I shall call a human female who is under the age of consent, a “girl.” I shall call a human female who is of the age of consent, a “woman.” I shall also define the “age of consent” to be what the legal code of the state of Alabama, both in the 1970s and today, to be the age of consent: 16. This age is above the biological age of consent, which is puberty: menstruation for a woman, pubic hair for a man. In medieval canon law, a woman was thus of the age of consent around 12. In most of current-day Mexico, this is still the age of consent. I am a 70-year-old college professor, and to me, a woman under the age of 30 seems like a young girl. I personally regard none of my female students as women; all are children in my eyes. But I shall reject both the biological age of consent, and my own personal view of the age of consent, and adopt Alabama’s age of consent.

Now read the Post article and assume that the reporters wrote the exact truth about what four human females told them (a big assumption, I grant). Then three of the four claim that Roy Moore dated them when they were women, not girls. And not only did they themselves consent to dating Moore, their families consented to their dating Moore. (Actually, according to one, her family withdrew consent, after which Moore ceased to date her). Furthermore, according to these three women, Moore never went beyond kissing and hugging. Which are the only acts a Christian man is permitted to engage in with a woman not his wife. According to these three women, Moore consistently acted as the Christian he claims to have been, and claims to be now.

The fourth human female told the Post reporters a completely different story. She claims that not only did Moore date her when she was a girl of fourteen, but that he also undressed her, and exposed himself. Notice the differences between this single claim and the other three reports: In a single case, Moore, a trained lawyer, dated jailbait. In this single case, Moore behaved in a dishonorable manner to a girl, not a woman. In this single case, we have reasons, given in the Post article, to doubt the claim: the accuser has been married three times, and has been in bankruptcy twice.

A commonsense view of human behavior is that bad guys repeat their MOs. Willie Sutton did not stop with a single bank robbery. Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, and Bill Cosby have numerous rape accusers, not just one. Yet we are asked to believe a single report of mere sexual misbehavior, which is not even a claim of statutory rape.

On the basis of the Post article alone, I would have no doubt that Judge Moore dated young women when he was a young man in his early 30s. It is irrelevant that these women were in their late teens. They were of the age of consent, and hence women, not girls. It was my own experience in my thirties that women preferred older men. My own wife is six years my junior. Judge Moore’s wife is fourteen years his junior. (Judge Moore was 38 when he married his wife of 24, which an indication that he preferred younger women -- and that his wife preferred older men.)

Disregarding the single dubious accusation, Judge Moore is accused of behavior which has been considered completely moral for almost the entirety of human history: courting a young women in her teens while being more than ten years older. In contrast, John McCain, who has demanded that Judge Moore resign from the senate race, committed adultery, and divorced his wife to marry the woman with whom he committed adultery.

Notice that I don’t have to write “alleged to have committed adultery.” McCain admits it, because adultery is not only no longer illegal, it is now not even immoral. But for the entirety of human history, adultery has been, not only immoral, but a capital offence (Leviticus 20:10). “Thou shalt not commit adultery” is the Seventh Commandment. No doubt this is real reason the federal judges object to Judge Moore placing the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

Democrat Doug Jones, Judge Moore’s opponent in the senate election, supports partial birth abortion, which is to say, infanticide. In earlier times, Jones would have been considered not merely immoral, but a homicidal psychopath. Jones, should be elected, fully intends to continue supporting infanticide. Judge Moore will support pro-life Christian morality.

The Alabama voters have a choice. I hope they make the only moral choice.
And make no mistake, it is from all sides...
On Monday’s Mark Levin show, It must be wonderful for the Establishment Republicans led by Mitch McConnell knowing the facts and truth about Roy Moore and then beating their chest over morality. These same people who lecture us on morality won’t talk about Ted Kennedy, Bob Menendez, and George H.W. Bush. The people of Alabama will decide if they believe in the allegations against Moore or not. Shouldn’t there at least be some kind of a hearing or Committee Review to find out the facts? It is outrageous that you have Senators talking about expelling a U.S. Senator without having any more information other than media reports. McConnell has his guy Cory Gardner talking about this. They are saying to the people of Alabama, you can vote Moore in, but we will throw him out. This sounds like people who are trying to exploit a situation and don’t care about the truth. Later, the Washington Post, CNN and the left are unleashing their hordes against Breitbart and Sean Hannity. Margaret Sullivan writing a hit piece for the Washington Post goes out of her way to muster a poor argument to trash Hannity and Breitbart. The people of Alabama get to make this decision on Moore not Sullivan or her editorial page. This is devious and lying propaganda, nobody is trashing the accusers of Roy Moore. This same liberal media has been protecting Hollywood and Ted Kennedy for decades. They sought to protect Bill Clinton for years from rape allegations and held Hillary up as a paragon of womanhood while she was running war rooms against Bill’s accusers. This is the totalitarian mindset that we are dealing with. They never want to debate on principle.
On Thursday, Levin also pointed out what's likely going on here...
This whole thing doesn’t smell right. This story was planted and perfectly timed in their hopes to doom Moore’s campaign. ... Also, Mitch McConnell is asking Roy Moore to step aside if he is guilty of the accusations against him. You have Bob Menendez a sitting U.S. Senator who is on trial for corruption charges. Why is it that Republicans don’t demand his resignation? Isn’t it amazing that Republicans knew what to say right on cue? They are ready to recruit Luther Strange as a write-in guy.
It's just a little too on cue. Collusion much, Mr. McConnell? I know my thoughts certainly align with where Levin was going. I'm also certain everyone is drawing their own conclusions, though.

All I'd ask, really in any of these cases, is to take a broader look at each situation, keeping at the forefront the presumption of innocence, and not simply taking things as presented, because what that's rapidly resembling is a less civilized mob mentality that often obfuscates truth.

Related links: Mainstream Media Goes Gaga Over Roy Moore Allegations, Barely Says A Word About Bob Menendez's Corruption Trial
In Alabama, Republican Voters Stand by Roy Moore

ADDENDUM: And here's the obvious intention...Alabama, please don't fall for this $#!% sandwich!

If these schemes continue to be permitted with successful results, then we not only get the government we deserve, but you can also thank the club of Washington elites for it (i.e., undermining establishment sore-loser RINOs McConnell & lieutenants, WaPo & NYTimes smear merchants, the protected class of lawless Democratic offenders, and all those with a voice who are buying into the deception and subversion).

UPDATE I: YES! ...and to the NYTimes' chagrin...
Despite the controversy, Democrats and Republicans alike believe that Mr. Moore can win the special election to fill the seat vacated by Mr. Sessions when he became attorney general.

“Frankly, I don’t think the people of Alabama want me, any national politician, or the national news media telling them what to think or how to vote,” said Representative Bradley Byrne, Republican of Alabama. ...
“I believe he’s a man of God for the hour that we’re in, and he’ll represent us well,” said the Rev. David Floyd, a pastor at a Baptist church in Opelika. “By the way, we down here in Alabama, we don’t need Mitch McConnell or John McCain telling us who can be our representative in Congress. I believe that’s our choice to make.”

Mr. Moore, sitting in the front row with his wife, sounded a similar note when he referred to the allegations against him.

“Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama, and they will not stand for it,” he said.
UPDATE II: More positive signs over the past several weeks as the special election nears. The accusers' stories are unraveling, while Moore continues to fight. And poll results reflect this as Moore returns to the top of the AL Senate race! It's also helpful that others are seeing through this obvious hit job. Notably, President Trump now fully endorses Roy Moore, and the RNC has jumped back into the race, backing Moore's campaign with funding that never should've been pulled in the first place.

"Go get 'em, Roy!"

UPDATE III: More revelations in the weekend lead-up to this special election as the Allred accuser admits she LIED about the yearbook inscription!

And we finally find out who pitched the LIE to WaPo!

Bushes, Rove, McConnell...same Establishment, same Swamp. Don't fall for it, Alabama. Help FIX IT! #RememberMississippi


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Another reflection on evil, cutting through the noise, and meditating on salvation

"Mental health is your problem here. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation. Fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction; otherwise... It would have been much worse. But this is a mental health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event.” ~ President Trump
I'd go one further, as does Erick Erickson. Evil exists, and demons are real...
TheResurgent: The Bible makes clear what a lot of people seldom ever think about. Demons are real. Protestants tend to think it is all Catholic talk and secularists think it is all in the movies. But evil is a very real thing and demons are part of it. Though we may not see them commonly, they are there and the church shooting in Texas should remind us of that.

“Where is your God?” the secularists heckle as the American progressives and Nazis and Soviets and Romans and Persians and Philistines all have heckled Christ’s church. He sits on his throne, still sovereign, mourning the dead and welcoming them into His kingdom. On this earth, as it grows more secular, we should expect more of this as evil creeps back in. I think Augustine was right that evil exists in the absence of God.

...Christian churches need to wake up and realize the evil creeping back in with the rising tide of secularism in America. There will be more church shootings. There will be more persecution of Christians. There will be more evil, often masked under the guise of progressive enlightenment. It all comes as American society increasingly shoves God aside.

We do not know all the details of the shooter in Texas. But we should recognize evil and call it evil. And churches should see what happened in Texas and what is happening to culture as a whole and start preparing their congregations for a harder life in the United States. Actual demons are actually real. They take many forms. But they are all evil and all wish to harm the church.
Excellent interview between Mark Levin and Gov. Abbott Monday evening, discussing the heroism of former NRA instructor, Stephen Willeford, the man primarily responsible for ending Sunday’s mass-murder carnage in Sutherland Springs before the gunman took more lives, and also discussing another government screw up that led to a mass shooting (Air Force forgot to add his name to the national database after a felony conviction!). As important of details as those are, something else that Levin said immediately following the interview stuck with me the boils it down to base level...
"There are evil people who do evil things. And not just in our country. In fact, most other countries. ... Historically even, in manner cases worse. That's just a terrible thing."
No exorbitant amount of governmental regulation, or lack of compliance thereof, can isolate us from evil acted upon.

Related links: 7 things you'll want to know about the hero of the Texas shooting
Air Force Failed to Put Sutherland Springs Shooter in FBI Database Preventing Felons From Getting Guns

Circling back around to something Erickson picked up on, "I think Augustine was right that evil exists in the absence of God." This is where modern atheism is leading...
TR: Atheists have no moral boundaries beyond death, which they consider to be the end of existence. The same sentiment that supports euthanasia, so-called “death with dignity,” Iceland’s shameful extermination of Down Syndrome babies, and the push for unlimited abortion, also allows for people like Kelley to exit this life with no conscience after committing hate-fueled mass murder.

This crime will likely be chalked up to “mental health,” as President Trump indicated. But it’s a hate crime. Kelley hated God, hated Christians, and took every opportunity to display his disdain with both of these, based on what the Daily Mail reported.

Trump was right that this is not a “gun problem.” But the militant brand of atheism which cannot account for anyone’s deeds besides “be good for goodness’ sake” has no argument to dissuade others from doing the same thing.

Christians should be suspicious of those who vehemently argue online against God, who belittle and attack Christianity and other religions of faith. We should treat them all as potential Jeremy Joseph Christians and Devin Patrick Kelley’s.

These are the people who would have all Americans disarmed at the hands of our own government, who belong to organizations that would purge the government of believers in God. These are the people who would impose their own narrow morality on the world. These are the people who draw their ideals and trace their moral ancestry directly from Robespierre, Lenin, Mao and Guevara.

Kelly is the face of atheism and the working out of its consequences. Those are: for the dead, there are no further consequences, and that affects us all as the living. Better to believe in a Sky Daddy who can condemn your soul to eternal hell than to trust in those who kill with no consequence.
And the media fools only aid in the assistance of progressing secularism as they tirade within hours of this horror on the need to infringe on certain individual rights while openly mocking the power of prayer...
TR: Between the vehicular attack in New York on Halloween and the terrible mass shooting in Sutherland, Texas yesterday, it’s been a tough week with violence in the United States of America. Compounding the tragedy is the by now familiar compulsion of bad actors across social media to use these events to push some kind of political agenda.

Here is a nice little montage of Democrats, reporters and pundits questioning and mocking thoughts and prayers with no action. This is all about not taking action they want and nothing more.

TR: The response to mass killings has become a sick joke.

After yesterday’s mass shooting in Texas, leftists took to the internet to attack gun laws, the NRA and the Republican Party before the bodies were even cold. As an added measure, anti-religious zealots attacked Christianity and the effectiveness of prayer since the mass murder took place at a Baptist church. Never mind that the killer was apparently an atheist who got his gun illegally.

The sick joke is the reflexive jockeying after terrorist attacks and mass killings to determine who can benefit politically from the tragedy.
It's in these moments, as Peter Heck suggests, that perhaps we should set aside all the noise long enough to really meditate on one thing: our own salvation...
TR: I’m burdened to say this much to anyone who takes the time to read these words: it could have been you. It could have been you with your small children climbing over the church pews and sharing in fellowship with your best friends right as those doors flew open and a man in tactical gear began unloading his rifle. Not that we need to be reminded, but not a single one of those victims yesterday had any expectation when they pulled into their church parking lot that they had just moments left to live.

The same can be said of the concertgoers in Vegas last month, or the bike riders in New York City last week. They didn’t know they were living out their final seconds here on Earth until it happened. And we don’t know but what we aren’t doing the same right now.

Nothing is guaranteed in this life except death. Think about that. We spend so much time and so much energy preparing, planning, and providing for future events that we have no assurance will ever come. We plan for our weddings, but we don’t know that our fiancĂ© will actually show up to the ceremony. We plan for our retirement, but we don’t know that we’ll ever live to see it. We plan for our careers, but we don’t know that anybody is actually going to hire us.

Yet the one thing we are guaranteed – that we will die – is something we avoid planning for, preparing for, or even thinking about. We contemplate it at moments like this because it becomes real to us. But in a few days, we’ll be consumed with what is happening on this side of the grave again, and our thoughts about death will be pushed away until the next tragedy unfolds. But given that we could be involved the next time it unfolds, that seems to be a tragically and needlessly risky way to live.

My humble suggestion is that this time, rather than using this unspeakable horror to spur our deliberations about gun control, concealed carry, security systems, armed guards, and politics, let’s try – just this time – to let it spur our thinking about death.

I think that thinking about death is as natural as death itself. I think we are wired to think about death. And I think we’re wired that way because the One who did the wiring wants us to think about death.

No, I’m not calling God dark or morose. He is everything the opposite of those things. He is life (John 14:6) – true life, vibrant life, pulsating life. And He knows what awaits us on the other side of these vaporous few years (James 4:14) is eternally more significant than the temporal things that consume far too much of our thinking here on this side of the grave.

We should be thinking about death and preparing for it far more than our weddings, what movies we’re going to see, the careers we’re going to have, or the retirement we want to enjoy. We should be obsessing about the preparations needed before death in comparison to the preparations needed before parties, picnics, and promotions.

Not because we are macabre. But because we wisely recognize what God has told us – the entirety of our existence on earth is merely the beginning of our life. Only a fool then would fail to think about what happens when the beginning ends.

It ended for 26 precious souls Sunday. It could end for you today. Are you ready?
Despite the media and political deterrents, much, much more prayer is quite necessary.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Levin-sized summary behind the REAL collusion going on

Levin's been reporting on this for weeks. Just to keep everything straight from how the biased press are portraying events, here's a compilation of Levin's comments and links to understand exactly what's going on behind the REAL collusion...

The cabal: Clintons, Obama, UraniumOne, Comey/Mueller, FusionGPS, DNC...

Comey drafted letter on Clinton email investigation before completing interviews, FBI confirms
Fusion GPS Partners Plead The Fifth During House Intel Appearance
MLS 10/19/17John Solomon calls in to discuss his breaking story that Bill Clinton sought the State Department’s permission to meet with a Russian nuclear official during the Obama uranium decision.
Related links: FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow
Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

Rest assured, Mueller is tied into the overarching scandal...
MLS 10/20/17: It is time we take a closer look at Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and his tactics. Mueller’s tactics in dealing with Paul Manafort are very disturbing. The FBI breaks into his house at 6 in the morning with their guns drawn and combed through the residence for 10 hours. You would think Manafort was searching for a mass murderer or had sold the country out on uranium. Mueller’s investigation has become a targeting of President Trump, his family, and anyone associated with him. In addition, you have a Democrat Party poised to push for impeachment based on what Mueller and his team claim. He and his leading prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann are way over the top.
Related links: Silverglate: How Robert Mueller Tried To Entrap Me
Mueller team criticized by fellow attorneys for history of questionable tactics
Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice

The 'real' collusion is finally revealed as Hillary & DNC...
MLS 10/24/17: The Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for research that lead to the Russian dossier which contained allegations of the Trump Campaign’s collusion with Russia. This is a massive scandal now, the entire story has flipped. No wonder the Democrat party kept accusing the Trump campaign of collusion. They accuse of what they themselves have done. Notice how the Clinton campaign and the DNC have kept their mouths shut on the dossier, hoping that the praetorian guard media would protect them.
Related links: Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

...and Obama!

But the Praetorian Guard media blows off the scandal as distraction, while a rogue FBI stonewalls...

MLS 10/25/17: Our institutions including the FBI and the media are rotting from within. We have a number of incredibly outrageous and dangerous scandals that have taken place during the Obama administration. We have the revelation that Clinton Campaign and DNC funded Fusion GPS through Marc Elias. In addition, members of Trump world were unmasked. This happened all during the course of the scandal environment of leaks and all intended to hurt candidate, and President Trump. The media believes this is a distraction. They are completely exposed for their inattention to this. The FBI is stonewalling and covering and refuses to comply with requests from Congress and its Committees. The FBI under its senior leadership has become a rogue operation. Is Robert Mueller going to investigate himself? No and Rod Rosenstein is not, because he appointed Mueller. What we need is a special select committee of Congress dedicated to investigating the FBI, Mueller, Rosenstein, James Comey and Andrew McCabe. This committee also needs to investigate the Clinton Campaign, Marc Elias and the DNC. After that, the spokesperson for Hillary does not know about Hillary’s awareness of contacting Fusion GPS. Marc Elias contacted Fusion GPS, and Fusion GPS contacted Christopher Steele. Steele did his dirty work for the Kremlin in order to politically take out Trump. When Donald Trump Jr. went to a meeting that proved to be completely useless – it was merely his intention to acquire information about Hillary Clinton and her campaign, potentially from the Russians – the media said that was treason! But when the Clinton campaign and the DNC hires an ex-spy to dig up dirt from the Kremlin on Donald Trump? And when that information from the Russians gets used by the FBI and leaked to the media? The media says that’s not treason, that’s opposition research.

Related link: Former Clinton Spox: Hillary ‘May Have Known’ About Dossier Funding [VIDEO]

Democrats want to call it typical 'opposition research'...

MLS 10/26/17: Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez dismissed the Clinton, DNC, Russia collusion story as a case of opposition research. The Democrats have been hammering and lecturing Republicans on supposed Russian collusion for months, but now that the Clinton campaign and DNC are involved, working with the Russians to change the outcome of an election is just opposition research? The fact of the matter is, like it or not, the Democrats, were in bed with the Kremlin. Not only were they seeking dirt on President Trump, they were happy to concoct dirt on him and to spread it as fast as they could. In addition, people are claiming they did not know about the details of this dossier. It is simply not believable that Hillary Clinton, her senior staffers and the chairman of the DNC did not know about this. After that, when did the Obama administration begin investigating Trump and upon what evidence were these investigations based? Whose orders did the Obama administration act upon to begin this investigation?

Related links: Ryan: FBI to give Congress dossier-related documents
Here Are The 10 Most Important Reported Claims About The Steele Dossier On Russia
Exclusive: In Hill interviews, top Dems denied knowledge of payments to firm behind Trump dossier
Tom Perez: DNC ‘Didn’t Ask Questions’ About Dossier Research Project [VIDEO]

How the phony dossier came to be: from conserverative-funded oppo to bought-and-paid-for Democratic fallacy...
MLS 10/27/17: We now know the Washington Free Beacon originally funded the Fusion GPS opposition research that was later picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The research was done on several candidates, not just President Trump. How is it that Hillary, John Podesta, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz knew nothing about it?

Related links: Washington Free Beacon funded original Fusion GPS anti-Trump opposition effort
Obama CIA Director: Intel Committee Needs To Look Into Clinton Campaign’s Payments For Dossier [VIDEO]
Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier
Fusion GPS and the Washington Free Beacon

And now Mueller & the Media produce the actual distraction...
MLS 10/30/17: The mainstream media are forgetting crucial details about Paul Manafort’s indictment. If these conspiracy charges were serious, the statute of limitations would’ve legitimately run out. Special counsel Robert Mueller was serving as FBI director while Manafort was allegedly engaged in this criminal activity. The question is why wasn’t a case brought against Manafort when Mueller was in charge of the FBI and the statutes of limitations was a non-issue? That means somebody dropped the ball. And furthermore, President Trump had nothing to do with any of this, this predates his campaign. There’s no Trump world involved in any of this. This isn’t about justice or seeking the truth. This is about doing everything possible to make a case against the president of the United States when you don’t have a case against the president of the United States. The best they could do is dig up financial statements and have George Papadopoulos plead to a false statement. After that, Andy McCarthy a former prosecutor and contributor to National Review calls in to talk about the charges against former members of the Trump campaign. Later, we have Mark Warner alleging collusion, when even Mr. Mueller couldn’t prove collusion from a criminal aspect. There is no collusion but that is not stopping Warner. The bottom line is that the left wants to impeach Trump, and get him out.

Related links: Furious Trump tweets ‘NO COLLUSION’ and washes his hands of campaign chairman Paul Manafort after Mueller indicts lobbyist on $75 million money-laundering charge and accuses him of conspiring against the U.S.
The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump
Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016
CNN’s Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS

MLS 10/31/17: Failing to file as a foreign agent is almost never charged. It is a filing issue and technically if you violate it, it is a misdemeanor. Robert Mueller and his team are alleging that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates laundered money in order to conceal what in worse cases is a misdemeanor. This makes no sense.
Meanwhile, more on Democrats' approval sending uranium to Russia through the back door, all while Mueller headed the FBI, a man who now grossly wields prosecutorial power...
MLS 11/2/17: John Solomon calls in to talk about the Uranium One Deal. One of the main talking points of the Democrats is that after they approved Uranium One, no uranium left U.S. soil. However, the uranium was sent through the back door to Canada and made its way to Russia. Also, what did Robert Mueller do about this as he was FBI Director during the time of this deal? The FBI won’t say what Mueller knew when which is incredible. Later, Attorney’s for Paul Manafort defended him on Thursday as a successful international consultant who has done nothing wrong and poses no threat to fleeing the country. Now Robert Mueller is going after Manafort’s insurance policy. They want to bankrupt him and Rick Gates and try to drain their incomes. What Mueller is doing is completely out of control and grotesque.
Related links: Uranium One deal led to some exports to Europe, memos show
Manafort attacks special counsel's case as 'embellished'
Carter Page begins testimony by bashing House intelligence committee
BOMBSHELL: Former DNC Head Admits Obama Cleaned Out The Party, Hillary Stole It, Bernie Got Robbed
Mueller grand jury investigating Vin Weber, 2nd top D.C. lobbyist

I'm certain Levin will continue to stay on top of this, but I think it's safe to say that there's collusion all right...the press just needs to take the caps off their lenses and point the cameras in the right direction, instead of playing us for fools.