Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

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2018_02 18 John Podesta on Face the Nation

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta was interviewed by CBS host Nancy Cordes.

When Cordes asked him how the Russians knew to focus on Michigan and Wisconsin and Hillary didn’t, Podesta was visibly flustered.

Donald Trump visited Wisconsin several times during the election. Hillary Clinton only went there AFTER the election to peddle her book of excuses ‘What Happened’.

LeBron and trained seal

The ever-classy (not) WaPo had this to say about Trump’s visit to Florida: He “followed a tried-and-true playbook for responding to crises, as he has a mass shooting in Las Vegas and a hurricane in Texas: leaning on praise of the responders — casting their response in hyperbolic terms — while making quick and choreographed stops that do not draw protesters or detractors or large crowds.”

Sarah Sanders responded:

2018_02 17 Sanders tweet

I’m reminded of that time that then-Candidate Obama CANCELED a scheduled visit to war-injured soldiers because the hospital wouldn’t let his camera crew in.

Tucker Carlson Tonight: February 16

The FBI failed to properly investigate the Florida shooter after numerous warnings. Maybe they were too busy trying to impeach Trump to do their jobs.

This is the fourth mass shooting where the FBI had files on the murderers beforehand. The others were Army Maj. Nidal Hassan who committed the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, the Tsarnaev brothers who committed the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and Omar Mateen who committed the2016 Pulse nightclub shootings.

2018_02 16 John Kelly on NRA and PP2018_02 16 Liberals on dead children



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The 3 Types of People Who Secretly Enjoy Being Miserable

#1. Martyr

C.S. Lewis said you could tell this sort of person a mile off. They live for others; you can tell the others by their hunted looks. When these people are not appreciated as much as they wish, or even worse, when someone tells them to stop being such  busybodies, they get to enjoy feeling hurt and wounded.

#2. Drama Queen

This person is always more talented, more sensitive, more spiritual, more intuitive, more artistic, more athletic, more whatever than everyone else. When they are underappreciated for their genius, they get to enjoy feeling lonely and misunderstood.

#3. Skeptic

This is the old-fashioned “glass is half empty” person. They always see what is wrong, what is missing, or what doesn’t or won’t work. These people are basically driven by fear; being critical makes them they feel safe.

Four types of people

What if you are NOT one of these people, but you KNOW people who are?

Can you change them? Not really. Mostly, they like being miserable. However, you can try to understand their foibles and love them unconditionally. It helps to remember (a) they are probably blind to their faults and (b) love isn’t something you feel, but something you do. (Read 1 Corinthians 13.)

And what if you ARE one of these people and you WANT to change?

  1. If you’re a Faux Martyr, back off and do something for yourself. You’re not indispensable. Chill out. Go on a retreat. Learn how to truly listen and be alone with God.
  2. If you’re a Drama Queen, get off the stage and do stuff that’s ordinary. You don’t have to be a tragedian to be worth something. God loves you just as you are. Your self-dramatization doesn’t impress him — and that’s okay.
  3. If you’re a Skeptic, have more trust in God. He loves you. Don’t be so afraid to find the good He puts in your life.


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