Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

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CHRISTMAS MEDITATION: As you watch this MRI scan of a 20-week-old, preborn child, ponder whether there could ever have been a single moment in Jesus’ human existence when He wasn’t fully human and fully divine. Does it not follow that life begins at conception?

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2018_12 20 Pro Life Crowder

ACTIVELY OPPRESSED: What a load of b.s. — Barack Obama’s administration did less than nothing for communities of color. Electing a half-black president was supposedly going to heal our national racial divide, but he actively worked to make it worse. By contrast, Donald Trump’s economic policies have produced historic lows in both black and Hispanic unemployment rates and his son-in-law’s vigorous lobbying is about to get long-needed prison reforms passed, reforms that politicians have dithered about for 20 years.

2018_12 19 Stupid thing

BORDER WALL: If the government won’t fund it, why don’t we do it? — Brian Kolfage, a Florida-based triple amputee veteran has created a GoFundMe page

@ https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall

to raise money for President Trump’s border wall. Kolfage promises that he will make sure the United States government will be legally required to spend the donations on the wall and only the wall.

The page is on its 4th day.

  • Before lunch, it was up to $4,723,496.
  • At 2 pm, it had grown to $5,685,401.
  • At 3 pm, it was at $6,193,909.

It’s nearly 6 pm, so I checked once more before posting.

  • It’s up to $7,780,368.

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DEPLORABLES RISING: More Trump promises kept — During the 2016 campaign, President Trump promised blue-collar and low-wage service sector workers that he would improve their lot. A new labor-market study by the Conference Board, a New York-based global business organization and think tank, found that blue-collar workers aren’t just doing better, they’re now in short supply.

2018_12 19 Leaving Syria

LEAVING SYRIA: Welcome home, troops! — Democrats’ attitudes toward what our military does and does not do have everything to do with their progressive political agenda and nothing whatsoever to do with national security or the safety of our troops. During the 2008 campaign, Democrats and their lapdogs in the media were all crocodile tear-y about our troops. Ditto when Trump deployed troops to the border at Thanksgiving. While Obama was in office, we heard zero concern from them about any of the crap he pulled. One of the bloggers at Legal Insurrection said, “Given the level of upset from the anti-Trumpers and media about the US troops leaving Syria, I suspect this was the right move for President Trump to make. He is likely to have plans-within-plans that are better than the prolonged ‘War on Terror’ that has been going on since 2001.”

2018_12 20 Pelosi wall toon by Branco

DEMOCRATS AND WALLS: I am currently bemused by the fact that two of our Democrat neighbors … the kind who put yard signs up every election season … are vocal opponents of a plan to turn our quiet, dead end street into a thoroughfare. This would involve removing the FENCE and, you know, allowing people who don’t live on our street to “migrate” through our neighborhood.

2018_12 20 How am I going to get home

WORKFARE: Encouraging productivity instead of poverty — “Because of a permissive regulation that allows states to grant waivers to wide swaths of their populations, millions of people who could work are continuing to receive SNAP benefits. The president has directed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to propose regulatory reforms to ensure that those who are able to work do so in exchange for their benefits. This restores the dignity of work to a sizeable segment of our population, while it is also respectful of the taxpayers who fund the program.” –– Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

2018_12 20 take away the charger

HISTORIC PRISON REFORM PASSES IN THE SENATE: From the White House — Nearly all incarcerated Americans will one day leave prison. President Trump’s goal is to make sure they never return. Once the updated bill is approved by the House—which passed an earlier version of the legislation in May—it will go to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

The First Step Act is a landmark bipartisan win for our country. It draws on the success of prison reform efforts in conservative states such as Texas and Georgia, aiming to make our communities safer by making our justice system fairer. More inmates will soon be able to gain job skills, receive drug treatment, and participate in faith-based programs. As a result, they’ll be more likely to return to society as productive citizens rather than repeat criminal offenders.

“By pushing the FIRST STEP Act over its final major hurdle, the president has upheld yet another promise to the American people,” writes Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018_12 20 Debate economics

TRUMP ECONOMY: Optimism among U.S. manufacturers is record high — “Nearly 89 percent of the 539 companies polled by the National Association of Manufacturers in the fourth quarter held a positive outlook for their business, bringing the yearly average to 92.4 percent, the highest in the survey’s 20-year history.”

2018_12 20 DOG phteven

VOTING WITH OUR FEET: Where’s the exit? — New York is #1 on the list of only seven states to experience a net population decline during the past year. My state’s total “net domestic migration” loss since the 2010 census is now estimated at 1,197,600 residents.

2018_12 19 Michelle Obama

MICHELLE OBAMA: I try not to mention her but dayum — Last night, the former first lady took the stage at the Barclay Center draped in a dress the color of creamed corn and wearing a pair of $4,000 Balenciaga, thigh-high, stilletto-heeled, holographic-glitter boots. It also looks to me as if she was not wearing a bra.

“This so-called “fashion icon” in her butter-stick frock and thigh-high heels that look like they were vomited off a 5th-grader’s Lisa Frank backpack seems to still be gracing the cover of nearly every women’s magazine on Planet Earth, while Melania Trump, who’s been the epitome of class and elegance in her nearly two years as first lady, is still being snubbed by every major publication two years into her husband’s first term. In fact, far from being crowned a queen of fashion, the former supermodel has been openly ridiculed for going so far as to wear designer heels.” — MRC’s Brittany M. Hughes

2018_12 20 Not a single blanket

LIBERAL HYPOCRISY: They’re not generous people — A 2014 study published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy found that “red states” reported higher percentages of giving than “blue states.” The top five most generous states — Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia — are solidly conservative. (In fact, the top 17 states voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.) Meanwhile, the least generous states — New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, and Rhode Island — are solidly liberal.

2018_12 20 secret stash of cheetos

VOTER ID WIN: GOP win — North Carolina’s Republican-led Legislature out-voted Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of its photo ID bill.

2018_12 20 Roman Empire map

MORE DEMOCRAT STUPIDITY: It was all the Roman Empire On Thursday, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) complained that Trump’s immigration policies would have gotten Baby Jesus killed. “Jesus Christ who had to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph, thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt.” The Romans built border defenses between imperial-controlled lands and the countries beyond in those places where the natural border was not protected by geographical barrier — e.g., the Rhine and Danube Rivers.

2018_12 20 Play the victim

2018_12 20 CAT Schrodinger's

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A Final F**k You! As He Slithers Away On His Belly

Jeff Flake Will Introduce Bill To Raise Taxes Before Leaving Senate

Sen. Jeff Flake will co-introduce carbon tax legislation in his final two weeks in office.

  • Flake became a prominent anti-Trumper and is now teaming up with Democrats to push climate policies.
  • Most Republicans and conservative groups oppose carbon taxes.

Outgoing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake will soon co-introduce legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions, according to news reports.

“Now that he’s leaving office, he no longer has to fear Yellow Jackets,” Daniel Kish, a senior distinguished fellow at the Institute for Energy Research (IER), told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Kish is referring to the tens of thousands of French protesters, called “yellow jackets,” who took to the streets to protest increased carbon taxes on fuel set to take effect in the new year. The French government scrapped the carbon tax increases, but protests have not stopped and moved to other issues.

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Betrayed Again

McConnell to introduce a short-term govt funding bill for voting TODAY with no border wall funding

Even Trump is backing off on funding the border wall. We’ve been played again.What else is new? Maybe he realizes he’s up against a stacked deck and cannot possibly prevail when his own party stabs him in the back at every turn?

There will never be any funding for the long-promised wall. It’s all hyperbole designed to keep us hoping somebody will do something for the middle class Americans who pay the freight for all these freeloaders.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday that a short-term bill to fund the government through Feb. 8 will be introduced later this morning, a deal that would avert a partial government shutdown over the Christmas holiday.

That resolution will not include $5 billion in funding for the border wall that President Donald Trump said was a must in order to have his approval in order to fund key parts of the federal government before they run out of operating authority on Friday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that Democrats would support the stopgap measure.

“Yesterday, we made some progress. Thankfully, President Trump appears to have backed down from demanding $5 billion for a border wall,” he said.

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Just Go Away,Already

Speaker Paul Ryan laments ‘broken politics’ in farewell address

More than perhaps any other individual, this sorry prick is to blame for losing the House. He made sure Obamacare survived and the wall will not be built. To think he was the VP candidate in 2012. He can now retire to a seven figure job as a lobbyist.

Ryan’s departure also comes six weeks after an Election Day that saw Democrats capture House control. Their triumph followed a campaign in which they battered Republicans for trying to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a primary GOP priority, and for their alliance with Trump.

“The House will become the care of a new majority, and what I know will be a spirited Republican minority. I wish our next leaders well,” he said. “It is precisely because all of this is so momentary … it is because you are just a small part of history, that you are inspired to do big things. On this score, we have achieved a great deal.”

Under Ryan, Congress approved the biggest tax cuts in decades, boosted defense spending and rolled back Obama regulations protecting clean air and water. But annual federal deficits are surging, Medicare and other expensive entitlement programs are growing and their attempt to scuttle Obama’s health care statute crashed.

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The Media Will Say Nice Things About Them Now

2 more moderate Kansas GOP legislators defect to Democrats

This is from Yahoo News, which has never said anything positive about Donald Trump. Their commenters are, for the most part, juvenile bedwetters with anger issues.

Two moderate Republican legislators in Kansas became Democrats on Wednesday, capping an unprecedented round of GOP defections in the Kansas City suburbs that soured on President Donald Trump and a close political ally of his in this year’s race for governor.

All four women are from Johnson County, which is the state’s most populous county and which Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly carried in the November election.

Kelly defeated conservative Republican Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who trumpeted his endorsement by Trump. Kansas City-area voters also showed their displeasure with the president by electing Democrat Sharice Davids, a Native American and LGBT lawyer, to Congress, ousting Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder.

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Dressed In Designer Gowns,She’s Still Ghetto Trash

Piers Morgan RIPS Michelle Obama over her “Bitchy Sniping at Melania”

Appearing on the Jimmy Fallon Show Michelle laughed in delight at Melania’s gift on Inauguration Day.

She also took a swipe at Melania during the conversation.

How horrible.

The attack came after Fallon showed her a photo of her and husband Barack boarding Air Force One for the last time after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

‘Can you just walk me through…,’ said Fallon.

But before he could even finish the question, Michelle interrupted with a sneering: ‘Bye Felicia!’

Fallon collapsed with laughter and the audience whooped with joy.

And wherever she was, Melania Trump must have winced with anger and humiliation.

The phrase ‘Bye Felicia’ is an intensely derogatory one.

It was first coined by rapper Ice Cube’s character Craig in the 1995 cult stoner comedy movie, Friday.

A local girl named Felicia who annoys the neighbourhood with her constant begging, and shameless attempts to live off others, annoys Craig.

It means, depending on which dictionary you refer to, a variant on: ‘I’m done with you, I have no interest in you, or anything you have to say.’

It’s specifically designed to cause hurt to the recipient.

First she made a nasty comment about the Trump inauguration, then she put down Melania’s gift saying it was too much and given outside of protocol. But turns out she did the same thing, showing again how hypocritical she is.


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The Fed Screws America Again

During the entire eight long, agonizing years of the Obama reign of terror, the Federal Reserve dutifully protected his sorry ass by not raising interest rates once. NOT ONCE!! They kept it at 0% to keep his ignorance of anything related to finance from being exposed.

Then comes Donald Trump. Businessman, investor, a financial success on his own. The bastards started raising interest rates every quarter, just to hurt him. They’re meeting today. If they screw him again and cost people with retirements connected to the stock market Trump should fire them all. Every. Last. One.

FED CHAIR SCREWS AMERICA – CRASHES MARKET: Announces New Rate Hike — DOW PLUNGES 720 Points — Updated

The Fed announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will increase rates and will also increase rates next year.

  • The Dow immediately dropped 350 points in 10 minutes.
    The market was up 370 points and dropped to 20 points up.
    UPDATE– Dow dropped 470 points in one hour.
    UPDATE: 570 Points
    UPDATE: Dow down 670 points from daily high before announcement.
    UPDATE: (1 hr. 10 minute later) Dow down 770 points.
    UPDATE: The Dow finished -350 points or down 720 points since 2 PM when Jerome Powell started talking.

Market was down at one point by 894 points!

The Fed is clearly a political machine not working in the interest of President Trump or the American people. As a result of Fed policies Americans are being bound with massive interest payments on Obama debt for years to come.

The Dow Jones shrank by 3,200 points since the Fed’s Jerome Powell’s insidious comments in early October to continue to increase interest rates.

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The First Word Says It All

Whenever you read the word “bipartisan”, it means one thing and one thing only. The republicans abandoned their principles and the democrats got everything they wanted. Every time. I can’t recall a compromise ever working the other way. This is on the criminal reform law which will release thousands of non-violent felons so they can all vote democrat.

Bipartisan Senate Vote Moves Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill One Step Closer to Law

The 87-to-12 bipartisan vote to advance the First Step Act included every Democrat and all but 12 Republicans, offering a comprehensive legislative advancement for an unlikely coalition of supporters from across the political spectrum, ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Koch brothers and the American Conservative Union. The bill, which aims to reduce the human and financial cost of mass incarceration, now needs to be approved by the House, which voted for a different version of the legislation earlier this year. House leaders have pledged to get this bill passed this week and President Trump has committed to signing it.

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