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LENT BEGINS MARCH 6: “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator, but for his own interests, to the detriment of other creatures.” – Pope Francis, 2019 Lenten message.

Walls by Kraut

BORDER: “Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has been deployed to the southern border as a member of the Air National Guard four times now, and says he’s never seen more drug smuggling and human trafficking than he did on his most recent deployment this month,” Anna Giaritelli writes.

“Before going on my recent border mission with the Air National Guard, I was neutral on the need for a declaration of national emergency,” Rep. Kinzinger wrote on Facebook yesterday. “After witnessing the dangerous drug cartels and heinous human trafficking cases, I am more convinced than ever that this is the right thing to do for the safety and security of our country.”

TRUMP ECONOMY: For the first time in 13 years, America’s economy hit the 3 percent growth milestone for a calendar year, thanks to an expectations-beating fourth quarter in 2018.

In 2017, a prominent liberal economist wrote that “the budget forecasts that U.S. economic growth will rise to 3.0 percent because of the administration’s policies” were fine “if you believe in tooth fairies.”

It turns out pro-growth policies actually deliver growth. Who knew? TRUMP. So I guess we can start believing in tooth fairies. Case in point:

Fiat Chrysler HAS announced it is investing $4.5 billion in a new assembly plant in Detroit and boosting production at five existing factories. The move will create 3,850 new jobs. Democrats failed Detroit. The Republican president they loathe and despise is reinvigorating it.

TRUMP GETS NEW EPA HEAD: The Senate on Thursday confirmed (52-47) former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he’s made in eight months as the agency’s acting chief.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate environment committee, called Wheeler “uniquely qualified” to lead EPA and said that under Wheeler the agency is putting forward proposals that “both protect our environment and allow the country’s economy to flourish.”

TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT: TALK ABOUT A LETDOWN! No Prague meeting. No blackmail. No collusion. No Russia conspiracy at all. It was all a hoax from the first day.

COHEN LIES AGAIN: Even CNN is disgusted with him – In sworn testimony, Michael Cohen said he hadn’t wanted a job in Trump’s administration. But in a 2016 interview with Chris Cuomo, he said he “certainly hoped” he’d be offered a job and that he’d “100%” accept an offer.

When even CNN won’t anti-Trump spin for you, you know you’re in deep doo doo.

CUOMO’S GUN GRAB: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the latest New York law expressing the state’s hostility to the Second Amendment Monday. The law, which goes into effect in 180 days, allows the court system to seize legally owned firearms without a criminal conviction.

Private individuals, law enforcement and school administration can also request that judges impose gun confiscation on those they personally deem a threat to themselves or others.

A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: AOC’s skin is just as thin as BHO’s – Neither of them can tolerate anything less than fawning praise.

Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner recently wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal in which she had the nerve to suggest that while AOC is talented when it comes to building a following on social media and among young, idealistic socialists, when it comes to actual political acumen and policy ideas, she’s woefully inept.

AOC was royally pissed and shot off this off-topic response:

I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.

Tweet responses:

  • Somehow you failed to actually respond to the editorial.
  • Emergency! Deflect, deflect, deflect!!
  • Temper, temper.

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MRS. NORTHAM’S NO BETTER THAN HER SPOUSE: Remember how the Virginia governor got a pass on that blackface thing because he’s a Democrat … I mean, because it was a long time ago? Well, this happened last week!

During a tour of the historic governor’s residence, Virginia’s first lady Pam Northam handed a ball of cotton to two black children and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick cotton.

One of the mother’s wrote:

“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions. But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor’s office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness.”

VICIOUS ASSAULT AT UC BERKELEY: Tuesday night, a week after the incident, UC Berkeley officials announced that police were preparing to apprehend a suspect, who has not been publicly named, on a felony charge once they were issued an arrest warrant.

MAGA OLD GUY: Update — New Jersey law enforcement have arrested 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno for assaulting an 81-year-old man in a supermarket Monday over his MAGA hat.

POLITICS RUINS THE OLYMPICS: I won’t be watching – The Olympic committee has reported adopted the NCAA’s whacked standards for the United States, which allow male-to-female and female-to-male transgender athletes to compete without having gender reassignment surgery.

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  1. Krauthammer quote on walls: AOC would disagree. 😀


    BTW, regarding walls, and that dusty Bible:

    Back on Bits & Bytes for Feb 19, I left the poster about Nehemiah.

    What I didn’t say then, I’ll admit now: I was completely unfamiliar with Nehemiah. (My Bible Ed is … uneven.) The poster motivated me to fill that gap in my scriptural experience. So I dusted off my Bible Gateway and dug in. (Admit I may have sort-of glazed past some of the census list in chapter 7.)

    Opponents trying to undermine him. Trying to hinder or stop the wall building. Spreading scurrilous lies about his motivations. As the gal in Groundhog Day said, there’s something strangely familiar about all that. 😀

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