HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Remember, my Catholic readers, that tomorrow is the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.
WALLOWING IN LOVE: Gotta be quick here — The Buzzers are at the Science Center getting their energy out so they don’t demolish Grammy, so I can do a quick blog so long as I finish up before they return. 🙂 They are heading home on Wednesday morning, then Army Princess and her crew arrive mid-day on Thursday!
BORDER: Democrats don’t care — Sunday morning on FOX and Friends author and columnist Deroy Murdock broke down the Democrat Party’s record on border security. On issue after issue Democrats have voted against securing the borders and Democrats have protected illegal entry into America. This is a very dangerous policy. Thousands of Americans die each year from violent assaults and illegal drugs.
MEANWHILE: Trump’s outgoing chief of staff, John Kelly, says — “To be honest, it’s not a wall. The president still says ‘wall’ — oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats. But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.”
OBAMACARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL: No appeals — A federal judge who recently declared Obamacare unconstitutional has stayed (or halted) his decision to allow for appeals. Judge Reed O’Connor says he stands by his earlier conclusion that the law was effectively invalidated by the recent tax law that reduced the penalty for not getting insurance to $0.
HYPOCRISY: Can somebody come up with as good a nickname as “Fauxcahontas” for this Hispanic-American Princess? — Ocasio-Cortez was forced to change her campaign bio page after she was caught lying about living in two worlds when she grew up in Worcester. She left the Bronx when she was five years old. She grew up in a small, homogeneous, affluent suburb, where she attended excellent schools before pretending she grew up in the Bronx.
RAKE STOMP OF THE YEAR: Net neutrality freak-out — A year ago, Democrats were predicting doom if Obama’s net neutrality rule was overturned.
Chuck Schumer: “If #NetNeutrality is eliminated, the Internet may start to resemble a toll road, with the highest bidders cruising along private “fast lanes” while the rest of us inch along a single, traffic-choked public lane.” Bernie Sanders called it, “An egregious attack on our democracy.” Nancy Pelosi predicted “higher costs and less choice.”
Real life proved them all wrong, as per usual. My favorite nyah-nyah tweet: The internet is better now, but only because so many people died from overturning net neutrality that it freed up more bandwidth.
TRUMP ECONOMY: This makes Democrats nuts — Under President Trump “unemployment rate is matching its low point of the last half-century…An all-time high 130 million Americans now have a job…Wages are rising…Americans are again the most productive & among the highest-paid workers in the world.” — Sarah Sanders
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: Year end wrap up — Tom Gilson takes a look back at the major religious liberty stories from 2018, from the Little Sisters of the Poor to baker Jack Phillips to the outlawing of Catholic adoption services in Philadelphia.
MASS GRAVE OF CHRISTIANS: ISIS victims found in Libya — A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya. The bodies have been exhumed and will be eventually repatriated to Ethiopia, the Libyan interior ministry says.