Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

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2018_11 03 Fall back

TISSUE ALERT: “I was moved by the gesture, too. But it wasn’t the first time someone in America had bought me a drink for being a veteran. What I didn’t immediately understand is that from my wife’s point of view, it was a singularly unprecedented, characteristically American, display of gratitude. … Lilya, like so many Ukrainians of her generation, possesses a clear vision of the life she wants and deserves. And you, dear reader, are already living it. … My wife saw our moon rockets and our skyscrapers and our monuments and our natural wonders. Yet, in the end, what impressed her most were those unnecessary and unsolicited acts of thanksgiving for my military service by total strangers.” She said, ‘This is the greatest country in the world. But most Americans don’t know it.” Read the whole piece … and pass it on! Please!

MILITARY ON BORDER: The first 100 active-duty troops arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border at the port of entry in McAllen, Texas. The Pentagon said more than 7,000 troops are being sent to the southern border. President Trump said the number could reach 15,000. Trump also said he told the military mobilizing at the border that if migrants try to throw rocks at soldiers, they should act as though the rocks are “rifles.” When a reporter asked if the troop deployment to the southern border was a political ploy, Defense Secretary James Mattis said: “We don’t do stunts in this department. Thank you.”

TRUMP ECONOMY: A new Harris poll found that 47% of respondents believed that President Trump is responsible for the current economy, compared to 21% who think that Barack Obama is responsible.

UNEMPLOYMENT: New applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week and the number of Americans receiving benefits was the lowest in more than 45 years.

2018_11 02 Racism by Stilton

MEANWHILE: Megyn Kelly has just been canned from a $69 million contract for mentioning casually on her morning show that it used to be okay for White kids to dress up as Black characters when she was a kid.

MEDIA BIAS: Recent media coverage of political violence reveals a clear double standard. “Days before anything was known about last week’s bomber, the media had settled on Trump as the cause.” Yet when a Bernie Sanders supporter and campaign volunteer shot up the Republican baseball team, “the media quickly stopped mentioning the connection.”

HYPOCRITE: Within a space of five seconds, CNN’s Don Lemon went from saying we shouldn’t demonize people to broadly labeling white men as our nation’s ‘biggest terror threat.’

DIVISIVENESS: A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll showed that 56% of Americans believe Trump has done more to divide the country. But Americans believe the media is even more divisive — with 64% of Americans believing the media is doing more to divide the country.

CELEBRITY WHACK JOB: Alec Baldwin has had anger issues for a long time and it seems he hasn’t done much to address them. He was arrested Friday after punching someone over a parking spot. Like many prominent, loud-mouthed Democrat celebrities, Baldwin has a bad case of TDS. Speaking at a lavish fundraiser for Democratic donors recently, he told the crowd that they need overthrow the government over President Donald Trump. Isn’t that just super special?! We’ve fought wars over the right to have an orderly transfer of power decided upon by voters. But Democrats don’t get what they want and so it’s time to stage a coup.

REAL TOLERANCE: The Jew-hater who shot up the synagogue in Pittsburgh is being treated by Jewish doctors and nurses. “We’re here to treat sick people.” I’m really struck by the difference between the nobility and selflessness of these people as compared with the Trump haters who can’t bear to allow Republicans to wear MAGA hats in public.

SOROS: The left has made a concerted attempt to link any criticism of the billionaire financier with anti-Semitism. But it is well known that George Soros was a Nazi sympathizer who helped his fascist friends round up Jews and confiscate their property. Rep Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said, “It isn’t anti-Semitic to criticize Soros and Israel issued a statement a year ago saying just that!”

LEADERSHIP: Jair M. Bolsonaro, the President-elect of Brazil and frequently referred to as the “Brazilian Trump,” intends to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem and to close the Palestinian Embassy in Brazil.

KAVANAUGH: A woman who had claimed Kavanaugh had raped her now admits they’ve ever even met. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has referred the woman for criminal prosecution and revealed her actions were part of a ploy to take down Kavanaugh’s nomination.

EDUCATION REFORM: A North Carolina business entrepreneur, Robert Luddy, is using some of his wealth to start new schools. He has a thriving chain of K-12 schools and is now looking to open an extension into higher education, which will be called Thales College. The curriculum will be old — a true liberal arts education — but the pedagogical approach will be new — the “flipped classroom” where students listen to lectures on their own time and classroom time is reserved for discussion of the material. Faculty members will need to have strong teaching and mentoring abilities in addition to their doctorates. It will be a real bargain too. Only $4,000 per term and students will be able to earn their degrees in three years.

2018_11 03 PC Jesus

TRUTH: The biggest heresy facing Christianity in Western countries today is Affectus per solam. I.e., “By Feelings Alone.” So-called “political correctness” demands that the truths about sin not be articulated, even gently, lest they hurt some sinner’s feelings. Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) wrote in his 1991 book To Look on Christ: “A conception of ‘gospel in which the seriousness of God’s wrath is absent has nothing to do with the biblical Gospel.” The modern world prefers “a Jesus who agrees with everything and everyone, a Jesus without his holy wrath, without the harshness of truth and true love”, but this “is not the real Jesus as the Scripture shows but a miserable caricature.”

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Midterm News

2018_11 03 Economy

VOTE REPUBLICAN: We’ve come too far to let the nasty, America-hating leftists take over. Democrats told us that 2% growth was the best this country could do. Under Trump, quarterly GDP growth has been a robust 2.2%, 4.2% and 3.5%.

2018_11 03 Bad for America

BLEXIT: After he looked at the history of the Democrat Party, he left.

 

2018_11 03 Honduras

BORDERS: Today’s Democrats think illegal immigration is super special! But not so long ago, two major Democrat leaders — Obama and Clinton — adamantly opposed illegal immigration.

https://twitter.com/OliverMcGee/status/949805882401067008

https://youtu.be/VxASD4jHgCk

2018_11 03 Barbra

BARACK vs. THE DONALD: On Friday, Obama held a rally inside a high school gymnasium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Word has it the place was only half full. The day before, 27,000 people trudged miles to stand outside in 50° and drizzling Columbia, Ohio, to see Trump support Republican Josh Hawley in his race against DC elitest Democrat Claire McCaskill.

TORTURE: Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Jon Tester of Montana, and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. These five senators who are up for re-election this year all voted against The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have prohibited late-term abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. In other words, they FAVOR the barbaric practice of torturing innocent, unborn human beings to death. I remember when Democrats were all up in arms about the very idea that America would waterboard a terrorist to gain information that would save lives. What a bunch of evil hypocrites!

MISSOURI: In 2017, Missouri Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal called for the assassination of President Trump. This week, she tweeted a series of scathing (and foul mouthed) remarks about embattled Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, saying she deserves to lose, because she’s not a real Democrat.

MINNESOTA: Sen. Tina Smith, the former Planned Parenthood lobbyist appointed to replace disgraced Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. lost ground after she failed to show up for a televised debate with her Republican challenger. Republican state Sen. Karin Housley proceeded to debate an empty lectern. LOL The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is worried enough to be rushing $1.1 million into Minnesota to shore up Smith’s campaign.

MONTANA: Senator Jon Tester, a Beltway swamp creature who voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and famously stays in lockstep with his fellow Democrats on immigration and gun control, keeps getting elected because the Libertarian Party usually nominates a spoiler who siphons enough votes from Tester’s GOP challengers that he wins by the skin of his teeth. Not this year! The Libertarian candidate just threw his support behind the Republican.

NORTH DAKOTA: Heitkamp’s people are running ads on Facebook discouraging hunters from turning out to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections lest they “lose their out of state hunting licenses.” It’s a scam. That doesn’t happen.

WISCONSIN: The Trump administration approved Wisconsin’s request to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries. Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, is facing a tight race for reelection against Democrat Tony Evers, who does not support work requirements.

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