Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Trumpland vs. Clinton Archipelago

From Vivid Maps.




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Faithless Electors: Hillary 7, Donald 2 [UPDATED]


Arizona GOP chairman speaks out about elector harassment and notes the silver lining, “We get to call them LOSER one more time.” [4:18]

Dec 19, 2016: Tucker Carlson on effort to get Electors not to vote Trump.  Keep in mind while listening to Donna Brazile that she is the one who sent Hillary Clinton debate questions ahead of time, a fact that was revealed by the leaked emails. This video is a good view.  [10:38]


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Trump wins (again)

Today, Donald Trump obtained the required 270 electoral votes to become president.  The next, and last, official step in the electoral process is for Congress to count the votes on January 6.


Twitchy collected some of the leftist whining (see link below).  Funny thing here.  THEY made the electoral college vote a big deal, so they’ve got no one but themselves to blame for their having this second terrible, awful, no good, really bad day.  I don’t remember ever noticing before that that the electoral college vote even happened.



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Cute toddler with Down Syndrome makes an adorable model for OshKosh

From LifeNews.com.

Rejection by a modeling agency in Buford, Georgia was not the end of 16-month-old Asher Nash’s acting career, but only the beginning, CBSNews.com reports.

His mother, Meagan Nash, posted photos of her son on Facebook in hopes her son would be considered for an OshKosh B’gosh holiday advertising campaign, according to the report. OshKosh B’gosh took notice, praised Nash on her social media campaign generating awareness for Down Syndrome, and invited little Asher to model in the 2016 holiday ad.

During a meeting between OshKosh and the family, prior to inviting Asher, The Blaze reports Nash said: “He was waving, he was blowing kisses! The CEO held him, and he didn’t want to leave.”

In other reports to CBSNews, Nash said, “I knew when Asher was born he was destined to be great and do great things…so I am very proud to share his beauty with the world.”

The ad is being well received by customers. On Facebook alone, one photo of Asher has 5,000-plus reactions, which are overwhelmingly positive and supportive of the boy.

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Regular Monday Stuff


Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders

Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” the president told NPR. “In my first two years, I wasn’t relying on executive powers, because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed
Critics have castigated Obama for what they call his extensive use of executive orders. In January with over a year to go in office, Obama had issued more executive orders in terms of pages of regulations than any other president. Obama’s orders have not been as numerous as those of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, but some have had substantial effects on policy–like his 2014 action on immigration.
Jake Tapper grills Loretta Lynch on her Tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton: ‘It was painful for me’
CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her notorious tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in June, while agencies under her supervision were investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“I do regret sitting down and having a conversation with him, because it did give people concern,” Lynch responded. “And as I said, my greatest concern has always been making sure that people understand that the Department of Justice works in a way that is independent and looks at everybody equally

Obama Is Setting Up Shadow Government to Undermine Trump Starting on Inauguration Day

They rented an eight-bedroom mansion in the section of Washington near Joe Lockhart, Bill Clinton’s last press secretary. In that house there’s enough room for Valerie Jarrett and Michelle and the kids. A place for ten cars to park. They are setting up what they are calling a shadow government.

Pete Hegseth: The Obamas claim it is because the children want to stay in D.C..

Ed Klein: That’s not the real reason they are staying there. They are staying there because despite what the president said in his press conference, he’s in a sense of outrage over this incoming Trump Administration, which he thinks is going to wipe out his legacy. So he’s setting up this kind of almost insurgency, picking people in foreign affairs, labor, abortion, union matters and setting them up to start appearing on television, making speeches and doing op-ed pieces for next four years, you’re going to see not only a Trump Administration but you’re going to see a shadow government opposing the Trump…


House Freedom Caucus List: 200 Rules, Regulations, Programs For Trump To Eliminate Jan. 20

“These last eight years, we have seen a disturbing trend of the federal government unnecessarily inserting themselves more and more into the lives of hardworking Americans – and the results have been economically disastrous,” said Rep. Mark R. Meadows (R.-N.C.), who is slated to take over the leadership of the House Freedom Caucus in the next session of Congress.
Psychiatry Professors Ask Obama To COMMAND Trump To Submit To Mental Examination

A trio of psychiatrists has sent a letter to President Barack Obama advising him to command President-elect Donald Trump to submit to “a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation.”
200,000 Expected To Protest Trump The Day After Inauguration

D.C. police confirmed Thursday morning that they have issued a permit for the Women’s March on Washington to gather for what is expected to be the largest demonstration around the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump of “treason” a month before he takes office

A specter of treason hovers over Donald Trump. He has brought it on himself by dismissing a bipartisan call for an investigation of Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee as a “ridiculous” political attack on the legitimacy of his election as president.
Laura Ingraham has a ‘good-bye’ gif for Obama and fans are diggin’ it
Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham used a 1973 film noir classic, “The Long Goodbye” to described the excruciatingly slow process of President Obama’s departure from the White House.

She called it “The longest goodbye,” prompting fans of the conservative talk radio host to nod wearily in agreement.

Now There Are Calls for Consent Before Kids Receive Hugs and Kisses from Grandma
Kids own their bodies, and must give consent before hugs and kisses from Grandma. That’s an argument from Scary Mommy:

Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents still insist their kids hug and kiss relatives even if they don’t want to? As consent and bodily autonomy become a bigger conversation, there are those speaking out about how we need to give children agency over their own bodies — even if it means turning down hugs from grandma and grandpa.
The piece shares this meme found on social media:








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Wreaths Across America

The event took place last Saturday. I saw an article at Breitbart about needing donations and volunteers to lay wreaths at all 240,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery. As I dug a little deeper, I found that many such ceremonies were taking place all across the nation. Just thought you might be interested in what Americans of faith can do when they get together to show their appreciation for all those who bought and paid for the freedom we all enjoy.

Later Saturday, Congress officially proclaimed Dec. 13 as “Wreaths Across America Day” soon after the two-millionth wreath laid nationwide was placed in honor of U.S. Army Private William Christman, the very first soldier to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in May 1864.
Wreaths Across America Donations needed to honor veterans
Americans will never let us down

Wreaths Across America reaches goal for Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. – Two weeks ago, Wreaths Across America still needed over 100,000 wreaths to be able to cover all veterans headstones at the Arlington National Cemetery. By Wednesday though they made a huge comeback, reaching their goal of donations needed to purchase the remaining wreaths.
The mission of Wreaths Across America and its thousands of volunteers is to remember those who fought for our freedom during the holidays.
This is the 25th year, and at Arlington National Cemetery this Saturday, December 17, once again many will gather to lay a wreath at each grave. Most years the wreath laying attracts 40,000-50,000 people, but in fact last year when it was 65 degrees and beautiful outside a larger group of 70,000 people showed up.
The parking lot opens at 8 a.m., and then 245,000 wreaths will be brought in to the cemetery, 65 tractor trailers will be parked in different locations throughout the cemetery and starting at 10 a.m. volunteers will spread out to start to lay them on the graves.

Gold Star Dad Remembers Son, Helps Organize the Laying of 10,800 Wreaths at Golden Gate National Cemetery
J. Kevin Graves helps unload 10,800 wreaths ahead of Golden Gate National Cemetery’s largest Wreaths Across America observance in San Bruno. (December 16, 2016)
This year, the Avenue of Flags Committee in support of the Golden Gate National Cemetary was able to reach 10,800 wreaths, making it the largest Wreaths Across America observance the cemetery has held.
J. Kevin Graves, a Gold Star father who lost his son in Baghdad, said that the Walmart Foundation committed a significant amount to the number of wreaths this year.

Wreaths Across America decorates veterans’ graves in Seattle

The special wreath laying ceremony occurred simultaneously with Arlington National Cemetery and over 750 participating Veterans Cemeteries across the Country totaling 1.2 million wreaths.
The Wreaths Across America project began in 1992 when a Maine wreath maker donated 5,000 surplus wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.
In 2015 over 901,000 wreaths were placed across the country and overseas by nearly 200,000 volunteers.
Today’s event is made possible through donated funds and efforts by the Navy Wives Club of America. It is their vision that has made the 7th annual wreath laying ceremony possible.

Wreaths Across America: Honoring veterans for the holidays
From Monterey, Cal.
The wreaths, which cost $15 each, were paid for solely through donations, said Michael McNutt, a retired Marine who organized the event with the sponsorship of the American Legion Post 642 of Cupertino. The group has enough donation money to pay for a portion of the wreaths for next year, McNutt said.

Wreaths Across America Honors All in Arlington National Cemetery

Wreath laying ceremony set December 17 at Virgilina Cemetery
Members of the community are invited to be a part of a holiday wreath-laying ceremony at Corinth National Cemetery.
When Worcester Wreath Company had a number of wreaths leftover during the 1992 holiday season, owner Morrill Worcester quietly chose to honor American veterans.
Family members of veterans buried at the cemetery off Highland Road will join with volunteers December 17 to lay approximately 8,000 wreaths at the headstones of the USA military personnel during National Wreaths Across America Day. Olympia Snowe, Blue Bird Ranch trucking company and several others, the wreaths were placed in an older section of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia that wasn’t seeing as many visitors as it used to.
This year, more than 200,000 wreaths will be placed on headstones at Arlington.

Volunteers decorate veterans’ graves with Christmas wreaths at Mountain Home
Mountain Home was just one of more than a thousand wreath laying ceremonies that took place across the country Saturday.

Thousands help lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. — Rodrick Harris comes to Arlington National Cemetery from his home in Rockville, Md., at least once a month. He works for a funeral home and does business here regularly.
But being here this chilly December morning to help lay the holiday wreaths on the graves of those who are laid to rest here was something this 21-year retired Army veteran says he has never done before today.

Thank you! Thousands of volunteers add wreaths to soldiers’ graves
HOPEWELL, Va. — Nearly 2,000 volunteers turned out Saturday in Hopewell to place wreaths on the graves of soldiers who fought for our nation’s freedoms.
The city reached out for help and WTVR CBS 6 spread the word after City Point National Cemetery in Hopewell was given thousands of wreaths to place on the graves.
Organizers said after word spread, so many people volunteered that the task of placing the 6,000 wreaths on the tombstones took just 15 minutes.

Wreaths Across America places wreaths on Arlington

FedEx Delivers 18,000 Christmas Trees to Members of the Military and Their Families
FedEx has teamed up with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation to give American military members and their families Christmas trees through the Trees for Troops program.
FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 live Christmas trees to service members and their families to 65 bases in 17 countries to every branch of the military since the program’s launch in 2005, Fox News reported.




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The Unofficial 2016 Darwin Awards

Each year Darwin awards are given out to people who have (or should) take themselves out of the gene pool because they are simply too stupid to exist. These were the finalists I could come up with in a few hours. I’m sure there’s more.

TSCS – Drinking Laxatives And Super Gluing My Butthole Shut

Old Man Cries Uncontrollably After Smoking the Best Weed Ever

McDonald’s Employee Freaks Out After Seeing Spider at Drive Thru

2 Drunk guys taser each other

Disabled Pedophile Gets Hit By Car After Running from Vigilante Group

Bills Fan Snaps His Leg Trying To Jump On Table At Tailgate Party

Man Rides Bike On Hand Rail Of Massive Dam

Jay Walker Stops Traffic

Stab-proof vest fail: Reporter volunteers to test knife-proof vest, gets stabbed in back – TomoNews


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Rest In Peace, Marine

BEAUTIFUL! Before He Passed Away, Marine Recorded Video Message For Trump/Pence!
As a veteran of our military forces, I take the time to salute Dr. Larry Lindsey for his service and this beautiful video before he passed away. He left this message for President-elect Donald Trump, VP-elect Mike Pence and General “Mad Dog” Mattis.


President Trump, Vice President Pence and General Mattis I would like to say that the greatest honor of my life has been to wage this battle with you. I haven’t been prouder to being a Marine than anything I’ve ever done in my life. Having a hand in some small way in fighting for my country has meant the world to me.

There is no greater honor for me than to have great men like you leading this country back to its foundation and back to God. Mr. Trump I have no doubt in my heart and my mind that you will be perhaps the greatest president in the history of our country.

Vice President Pence, I am so honored to call you my vice president. You’re an incredibly good man and probably the only vice president in 150 years to have any brains. And I appreciate that about you.

General Mattis, it appears I am out of ammunition but I continue to fight with my last breath. I do not fear death for I know where I am going and I am only going home for a rest.
It is you people the good people of America for whom I cry, my loved ones and my friends, and the sacrifices they continue to make in this fight for our country. Dying is the easy part. Dying is the comforting part if you know who your God is and you know that he holds your hand. And I do. I praise God for a wonderful life. So many blessings I have known… I want you to know, each and every one of you that we have taken on a challenge that is only just begun. The real battle lies ahead.

And General Mattis, I want to request sir, Give ’em hell and Semper Fi. God Bless.



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The Spew

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Sorry, Catholic Haters, but I don’t buy it

Firstly, it makes no sense to me that God sent His only Son to suffer, die, and rise again to save us from damnation, only to condemn all of the multi-millions* of Catholics to eternal damnation for believing some point of doctrine that you happen to think is wrong.

Secondly, what if you’re wrong and we’re right?  Do you seriously believe that God will just whoosh you into Satan’s fiery grip because YOU got some point of doctrine wrong?  Really?  If that’s what you think, then I feel deeply and truly sorry for you.  It must be awful to live in such fear. Try reading and meditating on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  And look up who the Samaritans were.  It’ll help a lot.


Thirdly, Jesus Himself told us what criteria He will use to judge us and it’s not based on what we think we know is true about the Bible.  It’s based on how we behaved toward our brothers and sisters here on Earth while we had the chance.  It’s in the Bible … you know that book right?  The one you THINK Catholics never read?  Here’s the pertinent passage in case you missed it:

Matthew 25:31-46 The Judgment of the Nations

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.


“Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’  And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,  a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’

“Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’  He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’  And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

*Current count of Catholics world-wide = 1.2 billion.  Add that to all of the Catholics around the globe, who ever lived, from the Apostolic Age until now.

FYI: This rant was inspired by an “All Catholics Are Going to Hell” YouTube video I unwillingly stumbled upon that was posted by a group with the unlikely name of Eternal Love of Jesus Ministries.  Riiiiight.  The blurb under the video credits Chick.com for the content, which makes sense.  Chick has been spreading lies about Catholic teaching for nearly a century.  Founder Jack Chick died two months ago.  One cannot help but wonder how his visit with Jesus went.



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