PRAYERS PLEASE: Our cousin is in hospice, dying from stage 4 breast cancer. And Miss Donna, an elder pro-life sidewalk counselor is in the hospital following an assault by a woman leaving the abortion facility in Louisville. The woman smashed Miss Donna to the ground, cracking her skull and fracturing a hip.
NOTRE DAME: I am very sad — This is not just a Catholic Church that housed valuable relics. It has also been a national treasure of France, one of the finest examples of architecture ever erected, and a testament to the greatness of Western civilization. I am in tears.
April 16: “We now believe that the two towers of Notre-Dame have been saved,” Jean-Claude Gallet, Paris’ fire chief. “We now consider that the main structure of Notre-Dame has been saved and preserved.”
Cathedral officials report many of Notre Dame’s most important relics have been saved, thanks to the efforts of first responders. The same cannot be said for the cathedral’s iconic stained glass windows or its detailed roof, nicknamed “The Forest” due to its extensive lattice of woodwork. The loss of those gorgeous windows pains me deeply.
The cause of the Notre Dame blaze has not been determined. But it seems unlikely in the extreme that an accidentally fire involved the entire structure so quickly, particularly in light of the continued attacks on churches throughout France. In the past week alone, a dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France.
TAX DAY: Seeing the real outcome of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for regular Americans – 82% of middle-class Americans saw a tax cut in 2018. The average savings was more than $1,260. Trump’s chief economic adviser predicts the GDP will continue to be at 3% or higher. This bodes well for 2020; traditionally, where the economy has been strong, the incumbent president gets re-elected.
Here’s a flashback to some of the best Democrat tax cut predictions that proved to be utter failures:
Then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “This is Armageddon. It is the end of the world.” “
Fact check: We’re still here.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): “What has been sold as a job creator and wage booster will, of course, do little of either.”
Fact check: Both job creation and hourly pay have grown at higher rates even than predicted by optimistic Trump supporters.
Clinton administration economist Larry Summers: 10,000 people would die every year from tax reform.
Fact check: From 2016 to 2017, the age-adjusted death rate went down, not up. (The CDC has not issued a report for 2018 yet.)
MORE SJW HOT AIR: “New ‘Patriotic Millionaires’ group says: Please, tax me more” – Good news, guys! It’s perfectly legal to pay MORE than you owe! So feel free! (I’m not holding my breath.)
RACE: Competence and character don’t matter to Democrats – Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) asked seven of the nation’s leading bankers on Wednesday to confirm that they were all white men. Cuz who cares if they’re COMPETENT or not.
OUTING DEMOCRATS ON LIVE T.V.: “I think you’ve caused my friends on the Left to go to their safe spaces.” – Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO-4)
PRAGER U: This is no small issue – It’s totalitarianism straight up. And it’s NOT constitutional. SCOTUS has clearly ruled that compelled speech is not free speech.
OMAR WAS WRONG: Tucker doesn’t mention this — CAIR was founded in June of 1994, more than seven years PRIOR to “some people” doing “something” on September 11, 2001.
BORDER: Click the cls.org to see a list of sanctuary cities and a map of where they are located.
DEMOCRATS SUCK: Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is the top-ranking member of the Senate’s tax committee. He’s proposed taxing unrealized capital gains. I’m pretty sure that means taxing money you haven’t made yet! But hey, not to worry. According to his spin, his idea would only affect the rich, the really, really, really rich. Yeah, right. That’s what they said to get a federal income tax passed in the first place and we all know how that turned out for the less than really, really, really rich.
HILLARY AIDE: There is an effort underway to get Justice Brett Kavanaugh fired from a teaching job at George Mason University. One of the people behind it former Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon.
EUROPE: Hitler also denounced homeschooling, insisting the government has a claim on the minds of children – The Wunderlich children in Germany were forcefully removed by 30 SWAT officers, who used a battering ram to take down the front door. Social workers had sent them to stop the children from their homeschooling, Bible-teaching parents. The case is under appeal to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, the highest level in the court. The ultimate decision could have far-reaching impact on all sorts of family issues across the continent.
CLIMATE ACTIVISM: Uhhhhh … I got nothing.
DNA: And now there’s home testing – Lee Miller, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to the 1992 killing of a Washington woman and is expected to plead guilty to a 1994 killing of an Idaho woman. Police charged Miller after testing of old DNA samples showed the same man’s DNA was at both crimes scenes. When they figured out this guy was connected to both victims, they obtained his DNA from a cigarette butt and found that it matched.
I’ve been reading about unexpected consequences of home testing. No crimes solved so far. But I read about one woman who found out she had been accidentally switched at birth with another baby. In another case, two sisters found out that the man who raised them was the biological father of only one of them AND that that one has a half-brother they never knew about. And then there was the black woman who opened her results on camera, because she was SO excited. The test said she’s white. She actually cried on camera.
ABORTION: Vikram Kaji, 82, has been found incompetent to practice medicine and has sixty days to sell his American Women’s Services chain of abortion clinics to a “licensed physician” and submit copies of the sales contract and any management contracts to the Board for review.
“It is our hope that no buyer will be found for these shoddy abortion shops, and that they will be forced to close. They should have been closed years ago,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “American Women’s Services is the most dangerous and deceptive abortion chain that is still operating in this country. Every day they are open they are exploiting women and risking their lives by cutting corners and lying for the sake of profit without regard for their customer’s lives and health.”
TISSUE ALERT: #1 Dad Award for this guy!