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2020: CLICK https://twitter.com/HowieCarrShow/status/1331748486950350851 [:18] to hear Joe “devout Catholic” Joe pronounce psalmist “palmist” TWICE … just so we’d know for sure that neither he nor any of the people involved in preparing this video know Thing One about the Bible.

FYI non-Catholics: We read from the Book of Psalms at Every Single Mass.

This man who allegedly got 80,000,000 votes had only 1,000 people tune in live for his Thanksgiving message.

CHURCH IN CRISIS: I don’t think this problem is limited to the Roman Catholic Church [39:10] – Dr. Martin talks with John Henry Newman about the serious problems the Catholic Church is experiencing and what we can do moving forward.

“Those around the pope and the pope [himself] want to deemphasize sexual morality … probably out of good motives, but [it is] really a bad thing to do.”

“Catholics who are coming to church on Sunday sometimes aren’t coming with … the spirit of God,” he added. “They’re coming with the mind of the world and the spirit of the age. … We don’t have a vibrant, thriving church at all … we need some pretty deep repentance.”

His book on these subjects is available at the St. Paul Center link below.

COLORADO: Denver – Mayor Michael “the H stands for Hypocrite” Hancock pleaded with his constituents to stay home for the holiday.

Then, he got on a flight to Houston on his way to visit his daughter in Mississippi. His wife was already there. About 30 minutes before his flight left, Hancock tweeted, “Avoid travel, if you can.”

COVID-19: The DemoRat Governors of New York and California have imposed shut downs and curfew because of COVID. They also tried to keep families from gathering for Thanksgiving.

Check out what color these two states are on this national COVID map.

EDUCATION: Students are apparently struggling with online learning. F grades are up 83% this year in Fairfax County, Virginia’s largest school system. Among students with disabilities, Fs are up 111%.

FLORIDA: Earlier this week, CNN slammed Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for his continued refusal to shut the state down again. The lede reads, “The number of reported Covid-19 cases per week in the state has tripled.” Uhhhhhhh … some context would be helpful, but CNN doesn’t want to report facts. It just wants to slander Republicans. Hint: The context is available from the graphics above from the CDC.

FLYNN: On Nov. 25, President Trump granted former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a full pardon.

GEORGIA: Trump’s legal team says it has filed an appeal in the 11th Circuit Court, seeking an emergency review of a lower court’s decision to deny their emergency motion. The suit asks to block the state from certifying election results due to the tabulation of defective absentee ballots.

More than a dozen witnesses of the recount signed sworn affidavits attesting to errors and potential fraud, including Trump votes which were counted for Biden and suspicious batches of pristine, uncreased, and uniformly filled absentee ballots.

Among the defective ballots are thousands from people who registered and voted using addresses of postal facilities or commercial businesses, including UPS, and FedEx locations. Georgia law requires that voters use their current residential addresses for registration. Knowingly giving false information is a felony that can be punished by up to 10 years or fined up to $100,000.

KENTUCKY: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky is standing firm along with other Kentucky bishops in keeping Catholic churches open in the face of Governor Andy Beshear’s non-binding request that houses of worship close during a tightening of gathering restrictions lasting through Dec. 13.

LEFTIST POPE: In a rant by Pope Francis where he lets down his guard and allows his leftist colors to show more than in the past, the Pope said of anti-lockdown protestors, “You’ll never find such people protesting the death of George Floyd, or joining a demonstration because there are shantytowns where children lack water or education, or because there are whole families who have lost their income.”

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: The Left treated us to years of shrieking “Trump!” and spent millions of dollars investigating “Russian Collusion!” for which there was ZERO evidence.

Now, they are declaring our elections cannot be hacked by anybody, not ever, when there is abundant, overwhelming, constitutional-crisis level evidence.

MICHIGAN: Attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit late Wednesday seeking to set aside the results of the election in Michigan, claiming that “hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate, or purely fictitious ballots” enabled by “massive election fraud” helped make possible Biden’s vote count lead in the state. The suit also pointed to multiple issues pertaining to Dominion Voting Systems.

NEVADA: A judge has ruled that Republicans can present their findings regarding widespread voter fraud in a hearing set for Dec. 3.

In a court filing from earlier this month, the Trump team claimed they had evidence that Native Americans were offered bribes of TVs and gas cards for their vote, that nonresidents and dead voters cast ballots and that, in at least one instance, a voter was barred from voting on Nov. 3, because someone else had already voted in her name.

Approximately 1,371,000 ballots were counted in Nevada. Since half of them were mailed in, the biggest thing will be evidence that the signatures on the mail-ins were not verified by human officials, as is required by law. This puts more than half a million votes in question in a race where Biden is alleged to have won by less than 34,000.

PENNSYLVANIA: A Trump team has found about 1,400 voters in Pennsylvania who listed postal facility addresses as residential, which is illegal. They also reached 1,137 Pennsylvania GOP voters by telephone who reported they had requested an absentee ballot; nearly 42% of them said they mailed the ballots back, but state data said their ballots were either not received or were not counted.

More evidence was presented on Wednesday to a Senate GOP Policy Committee hearing. A Republican poll observer from Pennsylvania’s Delaware County testified that he witnessed a range of Election Day irregularities, including 47 USB cards that went missing.

Greg Stenstrom, who, besides being a poll watcher, said he is an expert in security fraud, told the hearing that he witnessed a number of chain-of-custody violations, including around mail-in ballots, the balance of votes from drop boxes, and the handling of USB card flash drives—all of which he said broke rules defined by the Delaware County Board of Elections and the election process review.

“They didn’t follow one,” Stenstrom said. “It shocked me that this could happen,” he added.

SCOTUS: Late on Wednesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block New York officials efforts to limit religious gatherings. Late on Wednesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block New York officials efforts to limit religious gatherings. The suit was filed by Orthodox Jews who appear to have been particularly targeted for persecution by the Progs running New York City.

SOCIAL MEDIA: The Left is so used to having a strangle hold on what we are allowed to know that it is responding to our free speech counter-efforts are freaking them out.

After the election, Facebook began pimping CNN and slapping “fact check” on any and all talk of election irregularities or voter fraud. Their stated goal was to limit the spread of “election-related misinformation.” As part of this effort, Breitbart News was outright suppressed, a change that some Facebook employees would like to become permanent.

Twitter has been undermining conservative speech by adding “This is disputed” and “Help keep Twitter a place for reliable info. Find out more before sharing” tags on tweets that don’t toe the Democrat Party line. They say these new “prompts” have “helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29%.” Because it’s been such a success, they are expanding their wrist-slapping to include displaying a warning when someone tries to “like” a disputed tweet.

Twitter has also been spreading a Fake News story that 5,000 Parler accounts have been hacked and personal information stolen. Parler is Twitter’s biggest competitor. The CEO says they not only have not been hacked, but they don’t store personal information on their servers.

And YouTube has upped its panic response by censoring an entire cable news network. One America News Network lost its ability to post new videos for a week and has been stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content. The news network’s “crime” was violating YouTubes COVID-19 “misinformation” policy. (Translation: OAN reported something that didn’t support the Left’s “keep America shut down” narrative.)

YouTube has also recently deleted two PragerU episodes of The Candace Owens Show, because they discussed the biology of sex and the use of gender pronouns. Saying there are only two genders violates the company’s hate speech policy.

STOCK MARKET: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached the 30,000 milestone for the first time ever. President Trump held a one-minute press conference to tout the achievement. “I just want to congratulate everybody. The stock market, Dow Jones Industrial Average just hit 30,000, which is the highest in history,” Trump said in the briefing room. “We’ve never broken 30,000, and that’s despite everything that’s taken place with the pandemic.”

TOLERANCE: Healing and humility lasted less than 48 hours. less than 48 hours. Nov. 26 tweet from @Alyssa_Milano – “You’re not surprised that Trump pardoned Michael Flynn, are you? C’mon. He’s going to pardon all these assholes.”

TWITTER: Twitter has increasingly interfered in people’s usage of its service, ramping up censorship and account bans in recent months. Lawmakers are eyeing changes to Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act, which shields tech companies from most liability lawsuits, in response.

Two recent examples –

After Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Doug Mastriano called a hearing to present allegations and evidence of election fraud, Twitter suspended his account.

Sidney Powell’s website – defendingtherepublic.org – is being blocked by Twitter. If you try to tweet or DM the link, you get a message . “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful. Visit our Help Center to learn more.” They don’t identify what is dangerous about it or who “our partners” are. If a link to the site managed to slip past, clicking on the link gets you a warning that the site has been “identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe.”

Long story short … join Parler.

WASHINGTON, DC: Archbishop Wilton Gregory is about to become a cardinal. On Tuesday, he said that he will not deny Holy Communion to a politician (like Joe Biden) who has pledged to enshrine access to abortion in federal law and permit federal funding of abortions.

This position is a repudiation of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s 2004 memo when, as head of the Church’s doctrinal office, the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI told U.S. bishops told pastors how to deal with politicians who consistently campaign and vote for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws.

These actions constitute formal cooperation in grave sin and that the politician’s “pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.” If the Catholic perseveres in grave sin and still presents himself for Holy Communion, “the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it.”

Ratzinger’s memo was an application of canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which says that Catholics “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

WISCONSIN: On Tuesday, the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project filed an emergency petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court asking the court to block the certification of election results because of alleged irregularities they say they have found.

These include 100,000 fraudulent votes that were counted; more than 10,000 Republican ballots that weren’t counted; and more than 10,000 GOP voters who had their ballots requested and filled in by another person. Biden is up by about 20,000 votes in the current tally.

Phill Kline, director of the project says, “These discrepancies were a direct result of Wisconsin election officials’ willful violation of state law.”

GRAMMY NOTES: Well this was fun! I searched “voter fraud memes” to find graphics for today’s Bits & Bytes. The screenshot above is the top two lines of the return. I made the one outlined in green!

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