Daily Archives: December 23, 2017

Good Tidings of Great Joy

Some happy news on the eve of Christmas Eve.

There’s no missing Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ message
At the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree this year, Trump offered an overtly religious message, noting that “for Christians, this is a holy season.” He added that the “Christmas story begins 2000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all, the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/theres-no-missing-trumps-merry-christmas-message/ar-BBHaZ1k?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Oklahoma mailman clips mailbox, falls out, gets run over 

Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. “His shoes were being held together with duct tape,” the teenager recalled to WBKO.

Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off his boots and handed them to him. The good Samaritan, who was later identified as Mark Townsend of Scottsville, ate the rest of his meal wearing just his socks, then walked barefoot out into the cold.

My granddaughter said, ‘Pa, why did you do that?’ And I said, ‘because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes,'” Townsend later recalled to WBKO.
He continued: “God said, I’ll supply your needs, and that’s all that matters. I don’t worry about nothing. I have a roof over my head, shoes on my feet.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/homelessness/man-gives-the-shoes-off-his-feet-to-stranger-in-need-at-kentucky-chick-fil-a/ar-BBH2NKV?OCID=ansmsnnews11

‘I’m glad we were able to give back’: Nonprofit surprises 12 military families at Fort Bragg by paying off $2,000 worth of layaway balances in time for Christmas

•A national nonprofit organization paid off $2,000 in layaway balances for 12 Fort Bragg military families
•Pay Away the Layaway plans to pay off $10,000 in layaway balances for military families nationwide
•The families were called to the South Post Exchange under the guise of a customer appreciation exchange Tuesday
•The twelve families were selected based on the balance and items, with a focus on families that had put clothing and toys on layaway

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5197681/Nonprofit-pays-layaway-balances-Fort-Bragg-families.html

Religious Jews Celebrate as Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence
There was dancing in the streets of Brooklyn on Wednesday as President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, a former supplier of kosher meat who was sentenced to an unusually long prison term of 27 years in 2010 after being convicted of fraud the year before.

Rubashkin’s slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in Iowa was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2008, who found illegal aliens working there. Later, he was arrested on various fraud charges. Though the charges relating to hiring illegal aliens were later dropped, he was convicted of the fraud charges. The judge, Linda Reade, handed down an unusually long sentence that critics suspected had been motivated by antisemitism. Critics pressed President Barack Obama for clemency, without success.

CRITICS PRESSED OBAMA FOR CLEMECY WITHOUT SUCCESS? FOR A JEW? BE SERIOUS.

I saw this on Yahoo and the comments were absolutely vile. Yes, he used illegals, the same as hundreds of other companies. But he served nine years. How many companies are even fined?

[CtH: Not the ones who donate to Democrats, you can be sure of that.  Not in New Yuck City.]

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/21/religious-jews-celebrate-trump-commutes-sholom-rubashkin-sentence/

The billionaire who is saving Bethlehem
GOD MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS, DOESN’T HE?

Samer Khoury is not a diplomat, which makes his self-assigned mission of restoring the little town of Bethlehem that much harder.

Despite incredible odds against increasing violent protests in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, this businessman has been able to attract the support from heavyweight patrons of all faiths, including Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C.; Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a senior member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia; and, more controversially, Sheikh Muhammad A. Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Sunni Muslim in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/03/the-billionaire-who-is-saving-bethlehem.html

Trump Praises “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”

OUR NEW PRESIDENT IS ONE OF THIS NATION’S GREATEST JOYS.

[CtH: I am SO GRATEFUL we have a president again who HONORS GOD and LOVES AMERICA.]

The gift that keeps on giving! A Christmas Story star Zack Ward, 47, reveals how much he STILL makes off the holiday classic 34 years on – and why he gives it ALL to his mom

Zack Ward, now 47, played iconic bully Scut Farkus, in A Christmas Story.  He was 13-years-old when he scored the role and still receives royalties from it.  The American classic was shot in Canada so his checks are in Canadian Dollars.

Ward says he is still recognized on the streets despite being over 20 years older. Zack Ward, now 47, who played iconic bully Scut Farkus, told Page Six he gets something, but it’s not make-me-rich money.

‘You’re going to be so disappointed,’ Ward said. ‘It’s basically about $1,800 every two years … and it comes in in Canadian money because we shot in Canada.’

Ward was 13 when he scored the role. He says he puts the extra money aside in a special account for his mother, should she ever need it.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185479/Christmas-Story-star-makes-money-holiday-classic.html#ixzz5263a454R

True love lasts a lifetime

IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE LIKE THIS IN YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED

Comatose woman unexpectedly awakens in time for Christmas, asks for water
ADA, Minnesota, December 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Sheila Lewis was in a coma and hadn’t had anything to eat or drink for 12 days. Her family expected her to die, but instead she woke up and asked for a glass of water. Now she’ll be able to celebrate Christmas with her family.

Arends said the “world-renowned doctors” at Mayo Clinic told her they had “never seen a case like” Sheila’s, according to a Twin Cities report.  “They didn’t even know what they were dealing with,” the daughter added.

Sheila fell into a coma. She lay unresponsive for weeks. Arends explained that her mother’s condition was described as a “vegetative state.” Finally, the family decided to disconnect life support machines.

“Nothing more we could do,” Arends told Wallevand.

“We canceled plans and brought the kids down to say goodbye to grandma,” Brandt added.

Twelve long days – with no food, water, or oxygen assistance – went by. It had been six weeks since Sheila last uttered a word.

Then the miracle happened. Sheila asked for water.

“Did she just talk?” Brandt asked, according to Wallevand’s account. “Is she talking?”
Sheila not only awakened, but began to recover. When the Mayo Clinic heard about it, doctors asked to see Sheila.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/comatose-woman-unexpectedly-awakens-in-time-for-christmas-asks-for-water

THROUGH CHRIST, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

12 days of Trump

YOU SIMPLY MUST WATCH THIS.

[CtH: “NOT HILLARY!” lol]

Peace on Earth? Not during New York suburbs’ Christmas light wars
Over-the-top Christmas displays have turned normally quiet neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut into tourist destinations – and pitted neighbor against neighbor in a battle of privacy versus holiday cheer.

Amid the bedazzled homes in the Dyker Heights section of New York’s Brooklyn borough, December crowds from as far away as Japan are expected to top last year’s 100,000 gawkers, said Fran Vella-Marrone, president of Dyker Heights Civic Association. Tour buses arrive nightly from Maryland and elsewhere during peak season from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/peace-earth-not-during-york-suburbs-christmas-light-172336265.html

You Got Served! Bronx teen, 13, dance-battles his TEACHER in front of a wild crowd – with both showing off amazing Harlem Shake and Pop-Lock moves

An amazing video shows Amir Wilson, 13, battle his dance coach in front of a packed auditorium filled with his fellow students at a Bronx, New York, school.

‘Battled my dance teacher at my school talent show. He killed it. It was lit. I had to give it to him at the end,’ he said in the original post on Saturday

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5196087/Bronx-teen-13-dance-battles-teacher-crowd.html#ixzz5268wJPUU

This Christmas tree topper will make you want to throw up … after you stop laughing uncontrollably

“The old dame was due a modern makeover, so we thought why not venerate the real women inspiring us in 2017,” says WomenToLookUpTo.com, explaining it’s campaign to modernize the traditional Christmas angels that sit atop fir trees.The website also offers an “All Star” pack that includes Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie and Adele decorations.

[CtH: I’m wondering how many of these things they sold, seeing as the minority of Americans who still approve of Hillary are the same people who hate Christmas and the flag![

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/12/18/christmas-tree-topper-will-make-want-throw-stop-laughing-uncontrollably-577257

Did Melania design the White House decorations as a sweet snub toward Michelle Obama?

The First Lady’s candy room – full of ornaments made from sugar – seems to aim as a pointed response to Michelle’s healthy eating.  Melania Trump decked-out the Red Room at the White House with sweet treats.  It seems the First Lady might be mocking the health-conscious Michelle Obama.  The Trump family previously debuted their holiday greeting card, which was a change from the Obamas’.  The card read: ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’ – signed the First Family.  The card axed the Obama family’s religion-inclusive note wishing Americans a ‘joyous holiday season’.

[CtH: Not likely, since I’ve seen Melania continuing the organic garden and talking about the importance of healthy eating in her own life.]


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5204783/Melania-mocks-Michelle-candy-filled-Red-Room.html#ixzz526AcpA69

‘Christ’ Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices

Newsflash: The War on Christmas is over. Those who rightfully believe that Christ needs to be a part of Christmas and those rebelling against the politically correct tyranny looking to strip all spirituality from the holiday have lost.

According to the latest results from the Pew Research Center – and already being gleefully shouted from the rooftops of certain left-leaning media sites orchestrating the campaign against faith-based Christmas – while 90 percent of Americans still celebrate Christmas in one way or another, a majority find that the religious elements of Christmas are emphasized less and less and few of them care about that change.

If accurate, it not only tells us how truly lost we are as a nation, but underscores the dangers of absolute power, discrimination, and propaganda.

[CtH: We live in New Testament times.]

https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2017/12/16/christ-purged-from-christmas-and-the-left-rejoices-n2423048

 

 

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Elitist Schmucks

All in favor of tax cuts

The GOP’s tax bill will mean an extra $800 or $1,000 per year for a working family.

Lefties mocked this on Twitter, saying that wouldn’t matter A BIT to ANYONE. But the REALITY these elitist schmucks clearly do not understand is that $800 to $1,000 is YUGE for many families.

  • More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings and checking accounts combined.
  • Most of these say they couldn’t pay for a $400 emergency without borrowing money or selling some of their possessions.

The true hypocrisy of those tweeting twits may be that they’d shriek tweet outrage the mere suggestion of reducing public benefits by $800 to $1,000 per year.

Writing in The Atlantic, a self-described “middle class” writer described what it was like to be one of those Americans who doesn’t have $400 to spare:

I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my pride and constantly dun people to pay me so that I can pay others. I know what it is like to have liens slapped on me and to have my bank account levied by creditors. I know what it is like to be down to my last $5 — literally — while I wait for a paycheck to arrive, and I know what it is like to subsist for days on a diet of eggs. I know what it is like to dread going to the mailbox, because there will always be new bills to pay but seldom a check with which to pay them. I know what it is like to have to tell my daughter that I didn’t know if I would be able to pay for her wedding; it all depended on whether something good happened. And I know what it is like to have to borrow money from my adult daughters because my wife and I ran out of heating oil.

CtH: This is us as well. Life got much easier once we had grown, well employed offspring who generously help out when we suffer a short fall. This year of the Trump Economy has been amazing! We were able to easily afford what we needed, plus splurge on some of the stuff we had done without for years (like a dehumidifier for the moldy basement FINALLY).

The fact is that architects are the worst paid white collar workers in the country. They live from job to job and woe betide the family budget if even a single client stiffs them.  Blessedly, this happened to us only twice; it was devastating and hard to forgive since neither of these selfish couples were depending on a single income to care for a disabled adult and 3 minor children!

Dearest is well established in his profession now, but he was new and wet-behind-the-ears when Saddam invaded Kuwait. That recession put him out of work for a full year. I was disabled with medical bills and our three elementary aged daughters needed all the usual, plus child care help for me whenever Dearest wasn’t home and they were.

A few differences between us and that fellow who wrote in The Atlantic are that I know what it’s like to be down to my last three cents (for a month!); we’re allergic to eggs so ate oatmeal while waiting for the next paycheck; and our daughters knew from a very young age that they were on their own for cars, weddings, and college. We were just really grateful that God gave them all straight teeth!

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Stilton’s Christmas Toon

This is the Hope n’ Change cartoon we waited nine years to write.

2017_12 23 Stilton's Cmas toon

Thanks to jolly old Saint Trump and his happy workshop of GOP elves, Christmas came early for people who pay taxes, people who want jobs, people who don’t want to be fined if they can’t afford Obamacare, people who support Israel, and people like us who are currently singing “O, Schadenfreude” to the tune of “O, Tannenbaum.”

Of course, the Democrats also gave us a significant gift: their unanimous opposition to all of the above. Meaning that when the rising economic tide lifts all boats, they’ll still be holding their breath in the backseat of Teddy Kennedy’s sunken car wondering when help from voters will arrive (spoiler alert: it won’t).

http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-very-barry-christmas.html

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This, of course, does NOT apply to OUR comment section! LOL

Before the internet toon

From the Babylon Bee (Christian satire):

U.S.—Doctors speaking on behalf of the nation’s medical community Wednesday recommended that Americans not stare directly into the black, empty void encompassing the nation’s comment sections.

While doctors have long known of the harmful effects of dwelling upon the vast wastelands comprising comment sections on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and websites at large, the symptoms have become far more pronounced in recent years, according to medical professionals.

“We’ve found that severe psychological side effects may accompany thinking too long and hard about any comments you encounter while you’re on the internet,” Dr. Sherman Danforth, a leading psychology expert told reporters. “If you must browse a comment section for any reason, we recommend a brief, cautious glance to get a sense of it, but turn away quickly, lest you do irreparable damage to your psyche.

Doctors also confirmed staring too long into the void of comment sections can have the undesirable side effect of having the void stare back into you.

“Each day, thousands of people stare too long into the black hole of vitriol present in online comment sections, correlating things which were not meant to be correlated in the human mind, and end up babbling incoherently about ‘the eyes in the darkness,’ ‘the black pit,’ and ‘the nameless one,’” Danforth added.

“Don’t let it happen to you.”

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http://babylonbee.com/news/medical-experts-now-recommend-not-staring-directly-comment-sections/

 

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