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2020_07 08 feed hungry

FEED THE HUNGRY: At the direction of President Donald Trump, USDA built from the ground up an innovative new program called the Farmers to Families Food Box. This $3 billion program is supporting America’s farmers and producers by partnering with distributors to buy food that would otherwise go uneaten and distribute it to families and people who need food.” – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

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COVID-19: [3:46] – Two new studies show the human race is approaching herd immunity to the new virus.

The Slime Stream Media continues to hype the crisis while suppressing the increasing number of full recoveries and the decreasing death rate.

Dr. Fauci is pounding the Democrats’ drum.

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Mount Rushmore speech

Trump’s full, anti-Marxist Mount Rushmore speech [1:46:18] – There is a trascript at the link.

2020_07 06 dark divisive

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: The Slime Stream Media got the memo. Trump’s fourth of July speech was “dark”, “divisive”, and, you know, RAAACIST.

Reuters:  “Trump repeats vow to defeat ‘radical left’ in July Fourth speech”

CNN: “Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day”

CNBC: “Trump stokes national divisions in Fourth of July speech”

“Obviously, at least to anyone who heard or read the speech without their Trump Derangement cranked up to fifty-eleven, the president did just the opposite.” – Fuzzy Slippers

2020_07 06 Media hate speech

PUNCHING BACK: Liz Peek writes for Fox News – “In response to the president’s Independence Day event, the New York Times thundered ‘Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message.’

“We ask the Times, who declared that war? Who decided that our country’s history is not something to honor, but rather a dark stain on our nation’s conscience?

“Which is more divisive? Tearing down our nation’s heroes and monuments, demeaning the accomplishments of a great country, casting patriotic Americans as relics from a bygone era, painting the United States as profoundly racist … or railing against these things, as President Trump did at Mount Rushmore?”

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The Cancel Culture

We are witnessing one of the most irrational developments in the history of the world. The left is a destructive force, raising an entire generation to think that this country is racist, misogynist, and imperialist. If America is so racist, why is it the most popular country for people to immigrate to? Did they not get the memo?” – Dennis Prager

2020_07 06 cancel history

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warned Americans that toppling statues is detrimental to the knowledge of history.

God forbid we’d go through a cultural revolution as China did five decades ago. Beware those who want to purify memories and present a tidy — and inaccurate — history,” wrote Cardinal Dolan in the Wall Street Journal. “If we only honor perfect, saintly people of the past, I guess I’m left with only the cross. And some people would ban that.”

2020_07 05 Fighting for peace freedom

President Trump is responding aggressively to protect federal monuments and statues from a possible fresh wave of vandalism. Law enforcement officers specially trained in areas such as crowd control and riot control, will be dispatched to Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Additional teams will be dispatched regionally so that they can be flown into any other area within a few hours should unrest spark up in other cities across the U.S.

2020_07 06 cnn rushmore

The Boston Art Commission unanimously voted to remove a 141-year-old statue of former President Abraham Lincoln freeing a slave.

Columbus, Ohio, removed a 20-foot statue of Christopher Columbus from its city hall.

2020_07 06 praise for communism

Even worse than the statues that depict our history being canceled are the people who are losing their jobs for offending the hate-filled activist left.

CLICK [2:19] to hear Tucker Carlson interview Melissa Rolfe who has been fired without cause and slandered by her former employer.

Michigan State University successfully pressured Stephen Hsu to resign over his study that found police shootings are not biased against blacks.

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell has fired its nursing school dean, because she wrote this in an email to her nursing students:

BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE’S LIFE MATTERS. No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe.

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FEAR NO ONE: Father Mike’s inspiring message is especially important right now. It runs from 10:00 to 31:00. He elaborates on the theme and I hope you’ll find time to listen. But if you don’t, he basically says this.

To “be safe” has two meanings. One is to be protected from harm; the other is to be harmless. But God does not call us to be people who are safe. It needs people who “fear no one”, who are courageous for the sake of others.

God exists and we matter to Him. Therefore, we can be courageous, because our choices matter and also because, if I fear God, then I have no need to fear anyone else. One way or another, the Lord will look after me, even if it isn’t in the way I would prefer.

2020_07 05 Mobs Jobs

JOBS REPORT: The economy is bouncing back faster than predicted. In June, 4.8 million jobs were added, the largest monthly increase ever recorded.

Approximately one-third of all the jobs lost during March and April have now been recovered, bringing the unemployment rate down to 11.1 percent.

CAPITALISM: What is is and what it is not [3:57] – Also, Candidate Trump promised to end the Democrats’ job-killing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

And President Trump has kept that promise. The trade deal he negotiated – United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) – went into effect on July 1, 2020.

He predicts it will help grow our economy and support American jobs.

Now we wait and see what happens.

COVID-19: [3:53] – Customs and Border Protection agents said the president’s virus policies have helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the border.

The state of Georgia was sharply criticized when it began to lift its lockdown restrictions two months ago. The doomsayers who said this would result in widespread fatalities were wrong. The state peaked on April 22 at 43 deaths per day; as of June 15, it was down to about 15.

CHAZ/CHOP: [:45] – On Wednesday, Seattle police cleared out the protest area in about an hour.

Approximately thirteen people who refused to leave were arrested.

Matt Polumbo had an interesting take on the failed experiment …

Many have analogized the failure of CHAZ/CHOP to the book Lord of the Flies, but that’s not a fair comparison because shipwrecked children in real life have proven themselves more competent and resilient than CHAZ’s residents.

In 1965 six teenage boys set out from Tonga on a fishing trip, were caught in a storm, and shipwrecked on a deserted island. Rather than descend into chaos like in the classic 1954 book, the boys survived for fifteen months before being rescued. They survived by fishing and gardening, and still had enough free time to create their own badminton court, and figure out how to create guitars from coconuts.”

2020_06 05 antifa

ANTIFA: July 3 photos by Andy Ngo show the aftermath of the previous night’s riot in downtown Portland.

A couple hundred rioters, believed to be ANTIFA extremists, broke through the doors and threw lit commercial grade fireworks inside, while also setting fire to a statue nearby of Oregon Trail pioneers. Using sling shots, they launched large rocks, full cans, and bottles at law enforcement officers.

After multiple warnings to back off and calm down were ignored, officers began dispersing the violent, hostile crowd. Rioters continued to throw large rocks and full cans, as well as shot off commercial grade fireworks towards officers. Someone threw an open pocket knife at an officer, narrowly missing him.

Around 12:46 am, the lawless thugs started launching mortars towards the federal courthouse and a fire erupted inside of the building. Because of this immediate life safety issue, officers used crowd control munitions to quell the riot. Nine were arrested.

2020_07 06 RACE

TRUMP: CLICK [4:26] to hear a black Republican talk about how NOT racist Trump and all the Republicans she’s ever met are vs. how racist BLM and Joe Biden are.

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BIDEN: CINO Joe has been moving steadily leftwards on abortion. On Monday, he said women must have the right to abort their unborn babies “under any circumstances.”

Polls consistently show that fewer than 30% of Americans support this position.

The extreme nature of Democrats’ support for more and more abortions is obvious in Democrat Virginia, where every pro-life statute on the books was invalidated as of July 1. Meanwhile …

… Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds just signed a pro-life law giving women 24 hours to reflect and consider information about their unborn babies before going through with an abortion.

… Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis just signing a bill requiring minors to obtain a notarized written statement signed by the minor and either her mother, her father, or her legal guardian agreeing that the abortion is in the best interest of the minor.

… Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves enacted a abortion on abortions due to sex, race, or genetic abnormality.

2020_07 06 walkaway

WALK AWAY: I just saw this posted to the Walk Away Facebook group – I can actually recall the very second I walked away…..when the Minneapolis police department was set on fire. That was the moment that just broke me. That was the moment I knew I would never be the same person. This group is truly one of the greatest gifts to come out of 2020. I love seeing the posts because it makes me smile and somehow I know we are all going to be ok because there is still so much good in this world.”

Rioters set the Minneapolis police department on fire on May 29th, 2020.

2020_07 06 Dems jail

DEMOCRATS SUCK: In the past week, seven elected Democrats have been charged with or pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and/or fraud.

Seven.

In one week.

2020_07 05 Epstein air freshener

EPSTEIN: British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested on July 2. She has long been accused by Epstein victims of having helped to groom them to be sexually abused by him and other powerful people.

According to an unsealed indictment, Maxwell was charged on multiple counts including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two counts of perjury.

Following Epstein’s death in 2019, Jeffery Greco, a New York criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, told The Epoch Times that Maxwell could potentially name others connected to the financier. “She’s going down. She’s going to take everybody with her,” Greco said at the time. “They are going to ask her, ‘Who else did you provide these girls to?’ I think that she is going to start talking.

One wonders how long it will be before Ghislaine “commits suicide” in her inexplicably unmonitored jail cell.

2A: [2:38] – Charlie Kirk proves why we must protect the Second Amendment!

Gun and ammunition retailers are having trouble keeping up with the demand as Americans flood stores. There have now been an estimated 8.3 million firearms sold in the United States since March, a record-setting pace likely to make 2020 the greatest year for gun sales in American history if the trend continues.

2020_07 06 polygamy

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE:Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times … they [will] forbid marriage.” 1 Timothy 4:1a,3a – I have often thought that this will come about as the result of so many types of relationships earning the title of “marriage” until finally marriage itself is eliminated as a meaningless institution.

The first step in the slippery slope was the legalization of same sex unions. The next step will be polygamous/polyamorous unions.

The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has begun that process by giving polyamorous relationships the same rights as a married couple.

I don’t think it’s the place of the government to tell people what is or is not a family,” said Somerville city councilor Lance Davis, who drafted the domestic partnership ordinance.

In better news, Russia enshrined traditional Christian values in its constitution on July 1, 2020.

In addition to defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the new constitution also openly honors the Christian faith, officially recognizing the role of the Orthodox Church in the history and founding of the Russian state.

CATHOLIC MIRACLE: Wow! [3:48] – You can buy a blessed and laminated Divine Mercy image for $5 at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UDN2LNI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A24BXI1Q0CXR6S&psc=1

2020_07 06 Titanic if Jack was a cat

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Happy 4th of July!

2020_07 04 Happy 4th

PSST: This is Mama Buzz’s creation.

2020_07 04 fy

TERRENCE WILLIAMS: CLICK [4:33] to hear him talk about leaving the color out of the Fourth of July and celebrating our independence every single day.

He makes a good point about being free to LEAVE, which is something that Communist countries do not allow.

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2020_07 04 we are everybody

ATTN: Mindful – I made this meme. ;o)

2020_07 04 becoming american

GRAMMY NOTES: My brother once ran a Japanese-owned hotel in the US. He said his #1 problem with his Japanese employees was suicide. Any Japanese who has lived outside Japan comes back to the lifelong taint of being an “outsider.

The corporation that owned the hotel didn’t care much about employee morale. They just sent over who they wanted, without providing for them to bring their families. A lot of them couldn’t handle it.

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2020_07 03 virtues

1983 TRUMP PROPHECY: This is worth watching prayerfully all the way through [26:43] – The prophecy itself was simply this:

Right now, in the United States, there is a man who has the hand of God on him. He has the IQ of a genius and a first class education. And everything he approaches, he attacks with a blinding efficiency. His name is Donald Trump. God is going to use him in the future.”

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2020_07 02 Lives Matter

CHRIST MATTERS: CLICK [3:58] to hear a powerful message about how Jesus IS the answer. “It’s not who you are. It’s whose you are.”

2020_07 02 Biden v Trump voters

TRUMP ECONOMY: We’re bouncing back, just as he said we would.

Pending home sales had only been expected to increase by 15% from April to May; they jumped 44.3%.

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage started May around 3.20%; by the start of June it was falling below 3%.

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An Empty Robe

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Excerpts from the Washington Examiner editorial of June 30, 2020 – Of all the cop-outs in Supreme Court jurisprudence, Chief Justice John Roberts’s concurrence in June Medical Services v. Russo has to be one of the worst.

The case was brought by abortion providers in Louisiana who bristled at having health and safety rules imposed upon them that made it harder to do business. They arguably lacked standing to represent the class supposedly aggrieved in this case — the very patients those rules were designed to protect from quack abortionists.

Yet, they succeeded both in establishing their standing and in upholding the controversial standard that such requirements cannot stand, being overly burdensome to women who might seek abortions — that is, parties not even represented before the court. And they did it in a 5-4 decision in which Roberts was the tiebreaker.

As disappointing as the outcome of this case is, the reasoning that led Roberts to write the decisive concurrence is even more infuriating for its utter lack of substance and spine.

Right off the bat, Roberts points out that in a recent case involving a “nearly identical” Texas law in 2016 — Whole Women’s Health — he joined the dissenting opinion in favor of upholding that law.

But then Roberts embraces the nihilism of blindly upholding a wrong decision just because…well, it was decided. It is because it is because it is. …

Some of the highest-profile cases in its history — old and new, good and bad — involve the overturning of precedents that had previously endured for years or even generations. Whether it’s Brown v. Board of Education, Gregg v. Georgia, Janus, Lawrence v. Texas, or any number of other decisions, major precedents are, at times, upended because the justices have deemed them incorrectly decided.

Roberts noted in his decision that the doctrine of “stare decisis” — literally Latin for “to stand by things decided” — is intended to give litigants and others certainty about how the law is interpreted. Without it, one could imagine a legal environment in which judges become so arbitrary that it is impossible to comply with the law.

But equally dangerous is a legal environment in which flat-out bad decisions are simply allowed to stand, no matter what, just because they were decided the wrong way first. Roberts, sadly, has left his nation in a state of blind obedience to just such a bad ruling.

This isn’t just another bad ruling, but clear proof that Roberts is nothing but an empty robe. It is a bitter disappointment and certainly not what his supporters hoped for when he was confirmed.

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2020_06 30 heart of the wise

2020_06 30 rescue

BORDER: The media makes a big deal about any deaths among illegal border crossers, fueling the righteous indignation of all those who want to defund the border patrol.

The media ignore the rest of the story.

The Honduran boy in the photo is just one of 4,900 people last year who were rescued by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers.

That’s more than 13 people saved PER DAY.

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