Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Do not be provoked by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong.
Like grass they wither quickly; like green plants they wilt away.
– Ps 37:1-2

If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
Let us not be conceited, provoking one another, envious of one another.
– Gal 5:25-26

What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct.
– Matt 16:26-27

Quotations from the New American Bible Revised Edition.

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The Most Amazing Speech — A Synopsis

Apologies in advance for the probable mess this is going to be. In full disclosure I’d managed to miss every presidential speech over the past eight years. This was due in large part to the fact his voice made me sick to my stomach and the lies that poured out of his skull gave me constipation.

THE ENTIRE EVENING WRAPPED UP IN TWO IMAGES:

I WATCHED THE ENTIRE SPEECH. TEARS WERE ROLLING DOWN MY FACE WHEN HE RECOGNIZED THIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE OF A SLAIN WARRIOR

Widow of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen hailed by Trump

Of all the moments from President Trump’s first address to Congress, the most riveting piece of political theater was his tribute to the widow of fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. The president’s critics and supporters alike admired it.

Midway through his speech, the president gestured to Owens‘ widow, Carryn, who was a guest in the balcony seated with presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.

“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Mr. Trump said. “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero –- battling against terrorism and securing our nation. Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom –- we will never forget him.”

SHE GOT AN OVATION THAT LASTED MORE THAN TWO MINUTES

MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS WERE BEING… WELL… DEMOCRATS
Five Minute Ovation for Trump but Pouty Democrats Sit on Their Butts

Pelosi and House Dems to Wear White in Protest of Trump

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked Pelosi, who was wearing white and purple, about how Democrats would behave during Trump’s speech and if her wearing white was a form of silent protest.
Pelosi however, used a different term to refer to her decision to wear white and purple.
“It’s not even a protest. It’s a statement of values,” Pelosi said. “It associates ourselves with our suffragette mothers, the color of white, the color purple.”

Liberals Attack SEAL’s Widow, President Trump Over Tribute
Some liberals used the emotional moment to attack both the president and the grieving widow.
Tweets attacking the president and Carryn Owens are screen captured below.





THE DEPTH OF THE LEFT’S DEPRAVITY SINKS DEEPER EVERY PASSING DAY
Pelosi Tells House Members to Treat Trump Voters Like a Friend With a ‘Jerk’ Boyfriend
“The way I told my members: It’s like telling your friend the guy she’s dating is a jerk,” she said.
She explained that, after a while, the friend will put two and two together and leave the “jerk” boyfriend.
“You can’t tell her that,” Pelosi said. “She has to find out for herself. You can give her clues and then eventually one thing will lead to another, she’ll come to her conclusion.”

Voters say Democrats hurting party, nation with scorched-earth anti-Trump tactics: Poll

trumpThe Democratic Party’s never-ending anti-Trump siege isn’t just bad for the country, it’s also hurting Democrats with the voters.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday found that 63 percent of those surveyed said it was better for the country as well as the Democratic Party for Democrats to work with President Trump instead of countering him at every turn.
Just 29 percent agreed that it’s better for the party and the nation for Democrats to oppose Mr. Trump “in every way possible.”

Trump just delivered the best speech of his political career
Donald Trump gave the best speech of his short political life last night, and it had nothing to do with grand oratory. He was thoroughly presidential, speaking plainly and yet masterfully in projecting an optimistic vision of the America he aims to build.
It is a vision so optimistic and encompassing that even steaming Democrats had to join boisterous Republicans in the applause at times.

Trump Rips Obama for Lying About Obamacare in First Address to Congress

Trump Acknowledges American Veterans, Says Its Time To Deliver For Them
My budget will also increase funding for our veterans.
Our veterans have delivered for this Nation — and now we must deliver for them.
The challenges we face as a Nation are great. But our people are even greater.
And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform.

Disturbing Photo Of Elderly Veteran Lying On The Floor Of VA Facility In Pain Sparks Outrage
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS. VETERANS SHOULD BE CARED FOR BETTER THAN STINKING ILLEGALS. THEY PAID FOR THEIR MEDICAL CARE… IN ADVANCE
Durham, North Carolina- An elderly veteran was at a VA facility waiting for hours to be seen by a doctor when he was overwhelmed by pain and decided to lay on the floor.
A witness in the waiting room captured photos of the veteran and posted them to her Facebook page. She said that a nurse was yelling at him to get off of the floor.

Believe in America: Trump reboots his presidency with condemnation of hatred, a rousing vision of what country can be by 250th anniversary of independence and a heartbreaking appearance by the widow of SEAL hero 
President Trump addressed both houses of Congress in a Joint Session just over a month into his presidency
New U.S. leader channeled Kennedy to speak of the ‘courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts’
But bluntly political speech also tells the House and the Senate to take action on his agenda
He told them to ‘increase funding for our veterans,’ pass ‘historic tax reform’, ‘repeal and replace Obamacare,’ and ‘help ensure new parents have paid family leave’
Trump refused to back down on immigration saying: ‘what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one?’
Opening sentences of speech robustly condemned anti-Semitic attacks and allegedly racially motivated Kansas City shooting of two Indian men
Democratic women wore white in reference to fight for suffrage and made thumbs down gestures to speech

President Trump: ‘Education Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’
Trump invited Denisha Merriweather to be a guest in the gallery.
“As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice,” the president said. “But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning, with the help of a tax credit scholarship program.”
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in October of 2014, Denisha said Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program “saved” her.
“Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college,” Trump continued. “Later this year she will get her masters degree in social work.”

President Trump orders federal agency for ‘American victims’ of crimes committed by ‘illegal’ immigrants
A chorus of boos arose after President Trump announced during his Tuesday speech before Congress that he will install an office specifically serving victims of “illegal” immigrants.
“I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims,” Trump said, prompting groans and boos from assembled Democrats. “The office is called VOICE — Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”
The President didn’t deliberate on what exact role the “VOICE” office would play, but instead turned the attention to four audience members: Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver and Jessica Davis.

Pelosi Doesn’t Clap After Trump Talks About American Job Creation

Trump’s speech and our infantile left
Like spoiled children who had not gotten their way, they refused to applaud at the most obvious good-for-the-country lines. In fact, they were like a clique of mean girls in middle school who have decided to target one of their own.
They knew what they were hearing was monumental and good for the nation. But consumed in schoolyard jealousy, they got angry, not glad. In doing so, they showed no intention of working “with” President Trump. They are still scrambling for, and planning to sabotage him any way they can.
They proved one thing: They do not have America’s best interests at heart.

Trump: ‘My Job is Not to Represent the World; My Job is to Represent the United States of America’
And, in a line that drew strong applause – although only from the Republican side of the chamber – he added, “My job is not to represent the world; my job is to represent the United States of America.”
While Democratic lawmakers gave a tepid response to that part of Tuesday night’s speech, they did join in a standing ovation when Trump endorsed the historic alliance with NATO, though tempered with a nudge for allies to pay more.
“We expect our partners,” the president continued, “whether in NATO, in the Middle East, or the Pacific, to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost. Have to do that.”

MSNBC Panel Mocks Democratic Party Response to Trump’s Joint Address

Pelosi Proud Of Dignity Shown By Democrats During Trump’s Speech Despite Protests

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Is February 28, 2017, ‘The Night the Democratic Party Died’?
The Democratic Party members watching that speech looked like a party of the living dead. They didn’t know how to react. They didn’t know if they were Americans. They didn’t know who they were.
Every time Trump called for bipartisanship for the good of our country, they winced. They couldn’t stand it and didn’t know how to react because they are the least bipartisan people in the world and they scarcely know what cooperating is.

Whose Side Are You On? Carlson Notes Democrats Groaned When Trump Introduced Victims Of Immigrant Crimes
“They didn’t greet him when he walked in, they didn’t applaud when he said we’re going to put American interests first, they groaned when he brought up the victims of immigrant crime, raising the obvious question whose side are you on exactly,” he said.

Democrats Sit on Hands as Trump Pleads for Cooperation
The freeze-out was nearly total. Democrats who had lined the aisles in recent years to be seen hugging President George W. Bush and President Obama as they strode to the rostrum hung back Tuesday night, leaving the president to shake hands almost exclusively with Republicans.

Hilarious: Trump’s Speech So Powerful, Person Who Delivered Dem Response Now Calls Himself A Republican

The Democratic Rebuttal To Trump’s Speech Is Everything Wrong With The Democratic Party
Beshear giving the speech is in itself an admission of failure. You know who’s not giving the speech? The young, promising, telegenic former Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who was the presumptive heir to Beshear’s office until he was defeated by double digits by Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin.
Polling for Medicaid expansion and KYnect (the Kentucky exchange) is not as terrible as it is elsewhere, which is not saying much. But it also can’t be ignored that the state elected Bevin, who ran on dismantling the whole thing.
The Republican Party still faces political landmines in its tricky repeal-and-replace plan. But on Tuesday, a septuagenarian former Kentucky governor with a folksy demeanor was simultaneously a laudable recognition by the Democratic Party of who it needs to reach and a devastating admission of how ill-equipped they are to do so. The future’s so bright, they gotta wear bifocals.

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THIS POST IS AS MESSY AS A FRAT HOUSE ON SUNDAY MORNING….YOU WERE WARNED

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How a nerd became a superhero… and how you can, too

Phil Vischer talks to college students about faith, reason, science, dreams, talking vegetables, superpowers, and happy endings.

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Unity and Strength

I love how Melania got a standing ovation and a big cheer!  Pay attention to how many of the president’s statements got standing ovations and who SAT through them, even when they were as generic as “we are a nation that condemns hate in all its ugly forms.”

Trump’s First Presidential Address to Congress – Full Speech

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Kellyanne and the Couch

From Stilton Jarlsberg (formerly of Hope ‘n Change, now of Stilton’s Place):

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Let us reflect on the fact that those on the Left now need to manufacture a Trump-related crisis every day, and the current one is a doozy: Kellyanne Conway put her knees on an oval office sofa, thereby leaving the Left shocked (shocked!) with her lack of respect for the office.

Mind you, these are the same idiots who didn’t complain a bit when Monica Lewinsky’s knees hit the carpet, and Bill Clinton’s “precious bodily fluids” were shooting around that same oval office like a Red Bull-fueled paintball war. Even now, there’s probably more of Bill’s DNA in that room than there is in Chelsea.

Of course, while focusing on Kellyanne’s knees, the mainstream media ignored what was actually happening in that photo: Donald Trump was meeting with the nation’s black college presidents – which you’d think the Left would approve of if they actually gave a tinker’s damn about either black people or education (spoiler alert: they don’t).

From CtH:

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And when you have to admit you can’t, because you didn’t care, could you please recall that, when we objected to Obama disrespecting the Resolute Desk, you published pictures of previous presidents with their feet on it?  Then, would you give a short thought to the fact that a couch is just a couch, not a historic national treasure?  Then, could you please shut up?  Thank you.

The Resolute Desk
http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/furnishings/resolute-desk.htm

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