Bits & Bytes

WHO WAS JESUS: The “wise moral teacher, but nothing more” shtick just doesn’t fly when you consider what Jesus actually said about himself.

E.g., “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. … Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18, 20

As C.S. Lewis said, either Jesus was as nuts as a guy who swears he’s a boiled egg or he was simply telling the truth.

2020: Biden – The Hope and Change We’ve Been Waiting For. Or something.

2020: They will not go quietly into a second Trump term – Hillary Clinton said under no circumstances should Biden concede Election Night, and Democrats should plan for weeks and months of litigation and ballot fights.

She wasn’t kidding. And neither are the rest of her ilk.

2020: Polling – 52% of Likely Voters approve vs. 48% disapprove of President Trump’s job performance.

42% each of Likely Voters Strongly Approve and Strongly Disapprove of Trump’s job performance.

36% of Hispanic voters support Trump, up from the 28% that voted for him in 2016.

65% of Trump voters are enthusiastic about voting for him, up from the 58% at the same time in 2016.

48% of Biden voters are enthusiastic about voting for him, up just 2% from Clinton in 2016.

ABORTION: Pray for these people – HBO Max is airing a comedy about abortion. Seriously.

“Unpregnant” is about the “hysterical” escapades of a pregnant teenage girl and her road trip buddy as they travel to end the life of an unborn human being.

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles teachers union opposes reopening campuses for small in-person classes or one-on-one services for students who have been most negatively impacted by on-line learning. i.e., those who are disabled or learning English.

They don’t even care that county health officials have cleared the way for such classes to occur.

Let me guess if the union also opposes continuing to pay these teachers …

CALIFORNIA: A district attorney in Northern California is recommending that “personal need” be considered by prosecutors before deciding if looting charges should be filed against in Black Lives Matters protest/rioters.

The decision to prosecute someone for a crime should only be about how much evidence there is that the person DID it. Motivation should only come up during the trial and at sentencing.

CATHOLIC: Apostates for Biden – On Thursday night, “Catholics for Biden” held its official online launch. Speakers included Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) who has been prohibited from receiving Holy Communion in his home diocese since 2004, because of his public support for abortion.

The group is pushing the idea that their support for the Green New Deal makes them “Pope Francis Catholics.” However, they have less than no interest in protecting the unborn and Joe Biden has even promised to pursue getting unrestricted abortion codified into federal law, which would eliminate every pro-life law any state has passed.

Pope Francis has likened abortion to “hiring a hitman,” and has condemned selective abortion of the disabled as “the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves.”

CHINA: Ethnic cleansing – A Uyghur doctor says she spent 20 years helping the ChiComs’ efforts to destroy her people. She has escaped and now wants to tell her story to help atone.

I participated in at least five to six hundred operations, including forced contraception, forced abortion and sterilization, and forced removal of wombs. We’d go village to village, gather all the women, and herd them on to tractors. Young women were fitted with contraceptive devices. Pregnant women would have to have an abortion and sterilization.”

CRITICAL RACE THEORY: A far-left anti-American ideology that promotes racial division – The Trump administration announced late on Friday that it was cracking down on federal agencies and federal money being used to teach this crap.

We cannot accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce.

All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on ‘critical race theory,’ ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”

ECONOMY: August 2020 – This is what it means to have an experienced and highly successful businessman in charge instead of a politician who got rich by selling favors.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million, higher than the expected 1.32 million.

Unemployment dropped to 8.4%, below the expected 9.8%. (July was 10.2%)

FACEBOOK: Liberal Logic – Conservatives are the instigators of the crimes committed against them.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The small town of Croydon only has a local, public school for grades K-4. From fifth grade on, resident students receive a set dollar amount for tuition at a non-sectarian school of the parents/guardians choice.

A New Hampshire family is suing to force Croyden to expand the program to cover the Catholic school they want their child to attend. They argue the town’s sectarian exclusion is illegal based on the recent Supreme Court decision, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

OREGON: One reason the riots in Portland have gone on so long is that the local prosecutor has refused to prosecute the people the Portland PD arrests. That is all going to change now that the Oregon State Police have been charged with keeping the peace in Portland.

Earlier this summer, the OSP was cross-deputized by the federal government, meaning their detainees can be prosecuted in Bill Barr’s court.

Attorney General William Barr announced, back in June, that ANTIFA has been designated a domestic terror organization, individuals arrested in Portland by OSP could also be investigated for their ties to ANTIFA and other larger, national organizations.

TEXAS: Racist dog whistle? [:30] – During an online event, a Black Democratic Texas state representative, said of her Black Republican opponent, Will Douglas, “He’s said some things, and he continues to say some things, and he’s young enough, I don’t know if he’s young enough for me to be his mama but I felt like he needed a whoopin the other night, when he said some things. And I awakened the next day feeling like, that boy needs a whippin’. And so I’m ready to do that. And I know I can’t do that without you all.

Douglas said, “In the year 2020, I thought we were past calling your opponent ‘Boy’ or suggesting I needed a whippin’.‘”

WALKAWAY: Today at WalkAway, a young woman recounted a familiar “lifelong Democrat” story that came to a screeching halt when COVID met BLM. The following is an excerpt.

My family took [COVID] very seriously. We stayed home, stayed away from everyone. Tried to keep even grocery shopping to once a month. Then George Floyd died. Thousands went to his funeral, yet a father couldn’t even go in the room of the hospital when his wife would give birth? People couldn’t have small funerals for their own family. Yet, George Floyd’s funeral had thousands. The news literally told people to protest despite Covid. And they did. Suddenly Covid didn’t matter- Only if you were going to protest. And if people were violent, Biden’s campaign even pitched in to bail them out of jail. How does that support PEACEFUL protesting? It supports VIOLENT protesting. …

My few Republican friends were the only other ones that were sad and upset about the violence, and knew it was wrong. They reached out and supported me. They didn’t judge me, call me names, insult me. There was a clear political divide of how people viewed this. Then went my research obsession. Trying to figure out what in the world is going on! My world flipped upside down. How I voted, and those who I thought my votes were helping, were the very people they were actually hurting.

I realized my beloved Obama had done many things to hurt people and our country. I learned how BLM was a movement of hate, not just for police and whites, but for our entire country, hate for our constitution, our freedom. Marxism is glorified. I never thought that was possible. People completely forget the part how Marxism ALWAYS ends in mass starvation and death. Why would we want that for ourselves?

I never realized how much I love USA until I realized we could loose it and what it stands for. I learned Trump isn’t a racist. He did so much to help blacks and so many Americans, how he brought jobs back, troops home, and so much more. He loves our country instead of hates it. I have become a true patriot. I want this country to stay beautiful and free for our children and grandchildren. Let’s wave the flag instead of burn it. God bless America!”

WISCONSIN: Kenosha – CLICK [12:06] to see Andrew Klavan compare the Trump and Biden visits to Kenosha and the ways the media reported on them.


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2 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. “wise moral teacher, but nothing more”

    Know what settled that for me? And the “he never lived” and other such arguments? Just reading the Gospels. I really wasn’t prepared to be convinced for the rest of my life that he was the Son of God, but I couldn’t come to any other conclusion. (Long story goes here.)

    “Unpregnant” is about the “hysterical” escapades of a pregnant teenage girl and her road trip buddy as they travel to end the life of an unborn human being.

    Didn’t they do a movie about like that? IIRC, it had Whoopie Goldberg helping her daughter kill her grandbaby.

    #WalkAway – I have several close relatives who are deeply misinformed, whom I wish could have their so-called red-pill moment. I don’t try to persuade them of anything. I’ve come to conclude that, as a general rule, “nobody can tell you what you don’t already want to know.” (Old song lyric.) All the articles, arguments, and videos won’t change their mind. Those who were ‘red-pilled,’ or learned to #WalkAway came to those conclusions on their own.

    Some parallel there to those who ‘come to Jesus,” I think.

    There is an alternative to this rule: if the unbeliever could live with and share time with believers, curiosity and interest may be provoked. But you will never get that living in an echo chamber.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      “live with and share time with” … my Sunday school teachers called it being a living Gospel, that nothing is more compelling than a real Christian living out his/her faith. I experienced this once with a co-worker who came up to me one day during a break and said, “What is it about you that’s different?” huh? “You’re different from everybody else I know. What is it?” She was serious, so I told her. The next day, I gave her a New Testament.

      Then I went home dancing and singing with joy and my roomie asked why and I told her, “I got to tell someone about Jesus!!!!” She told me later that the realization that she would not have reacted to the opportunity to share her faith with JOY had dropped her to her knees in repentance.

      So two birds without me preaching a word. Amazing! My Sunday School teachers were right! LOL

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