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About chrissythehyphenated

I'm a 60 something wife, mom and grandmom who is homebound/disabled by severe hypersensitivity to chemicals. I fill my days with learning, loving and art. My favorite values are truth, generosity and gratitude.


Thank God for Pete! I have been sick in bed for the past 3 days, so the burden of amusing and informing all y’all has fallen squarely on his shoulders. I’m back and way behind, so here are some brief goodies that Pete may or may not have already covered.

Top 3 Ways Antifa and White Nationalists are the SAME! | Louder With Crowder [8:44]

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God bless America

Catholics just celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. There’s an article here that explains the Catholic doctrine of the Assumption and why it is not contrary to Scripture.

I’ll stick more in COMMENTS below if I see anything … which I probably will. 🙂


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How the Iraq War was Won and Lost

2009 The Iraq Obama Inherited

George Bush won the war. Democrats lied about it and then Barack Obama waltzed in and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.  This isn’t my politically-blinded opinion. This is what really happened. It’s what my kids, who were THERE, have told me.

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I was going to add these bits and bites to Pete’s post, but it was taking too long to refresh.

2017_08 07 Trump Blumenthal

HATE:  Google’s firing of an engineer for committing a “thought crime” has encouraged an atmosphere of hate at Google, with employees tweeting openly that they are keeping track of colleagues guilty of WrongThink.

2017_08 Progress Polls Better Prez

RACISM:  If a Republican called a black Democratic president’s representative his “pet,” Keith Olbermann would be screaming.

Laugh or facepalm

ABORTION: A Kansas medical board is considering whether to suspend or revoke a Planned Parenthood abortionist’s license after he failed to follow the law regarding a 13-year-old’s abortion. He claims he didn’t know her age. Uhhhhhhhhhhh … shouldn’t THAT qualify for suspension?! I mean, sheesh! Don’t they do some INTAKE at these “safe and legal” abortuarites? You know, like taking the patient’s name, age, weight, medical history, etc.

I’ll add more in comments if I see anything brief, but interesting.


Filed under Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood, Race Relations

Don’t mess with God’s saints!

St. Katharine Drexel was the first person born a U.S. citizen to be made a saint. And what a saint she was!

When St. Katharine Drexel Defeated the KKK

Born into a wealthy family in 1858, when St. Katharine got older she took a vow of poverty, founded a new order of religious sisters, and devoted her great wealth to serving those discriminated against in the U.S., namely Native Americans and African Americans.

In the early 20th century, this got her into a lot of trouble, especially with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The KKK was not only notoriously anti-black, but also anti-Catholic. So you can imagine how they felt about Catholic sisters helping blacks!

One thing that St. Katharine’s order did was open up schools for Native American and African American children.

In 1922, a local KKK group turned against one of their schools in Beaumont, Texas and “threatened to tar and feather the white past[or] at one of Drexel’s schools and bomb his church.”

So what did the sisters do? They prayed, of course!

And here’s what happened, according to one telling of the story: “The nuns prayed and days later, a tornado came and destroyed the headquarters of the KKK killing two of their members.”

The result? “The Sisters were never threatened again.”


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The latest Zogby Analytics survey gives Trump a 45% approval rating. The increase is driven by big gains among Hispanics, union households and voters in the West.

I voted for Trump




Filed under Donald Trump, Polls

MASCOT: Alaskan Summer

The season may be short, but the flowers love the long days. And Bunny loves the flowers. 🙂

2017_08 09 Alaska Summer

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Filed under How Does Your Garden Grow?, Little Sprouts

FAKE NEWS: Daily Beast

So what if she’s a mom?  We’re not responsible for her poor parenting decisions. She is.

2017_08 09 Daily Beast FAKE NEWS

PLUS, she had been deported before AND was driving without a license. If she were an American caught doing this in Mexico, she would not be on her way home, but to prison.  Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. Illegals who have been deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years.


See COMMENTS for more bits of news I saw in my Facebook feed.


Filed under Fake News

Trump’s Historic First 200 Days

If you only get your news from the MSM and Left-wing social media, you are no doubt TOTALLY SURE that President Trump is carrying our country to Hell in a basket.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Stock Market: Since the 2016 presidential election in November, the Dow, a benchmark index of stock performance, has set 48 record-setting closing highs. Millions of Americans are benefiting in their retirement savings accounts.

2017_08 Trump Bull Market

National Debt: Our national debt has decreased by $102 Billion since Trump’s inauguration. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased by more than $1 Trillion. Trump also shaved $1.6 billion off the cost of his Air Force One and the military’s F-35 airplanes.

Generosity: President Trump donated his first quarter paycheck to fund Antietam battlefield restorations and his second quarter paycheck to fund a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp.

Inflation: US inflation rate decreased 1.6% in June, an eight month low. This is in part due to President Trump’s energy policies that are making gas and electricity cheaper which, in turn, means Americans have more to spend on other stuff..

Manufacturing: The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high, the best number since 1983 under President Reagan.

Trade: Trump also killed the TPP, opened up our exports of beef and LNG gas to China, and made Mexico drop the amount of refined sugar it exports to us, which will help our sugar mills sell more.

Regulations: Candidate Trump promised he’d remove 2 old regulations for each new one he implemented. As president, his administration has so far removed SIXTEEN old regulations for each new one it has implemented. He also pulled out of the Paris accord, which was burdening our economy unfairly.  Removing burdensome government regulations allows companies to spend less time and money on compliance and more on areas that create new jobs.

Jobs: During Trump’s first 200 days, U.S. employers added more than one million new jobs. During that same period in Obama’s administration, we lost more than four million.

Housing: There have been nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same time period. Also, houses are on the market for only an average of 45 days. (In 2011, it was 84 days.)

Government Assistance: During Obama’s eight years, the number of food stamp recipients rose by 10.7 million. After just 200 days under Trump, that number has dropped by more than 1.1 million.

Illegal Aliens: The numbers sneaking across our borders has dropped 67%. SCOTUS held up Trump’s travel ban and ICE has arrested 66,000 illegals, most of them violent criminals, including 6,000 members of the vicious MC-13 gang.

Women: With Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Trump launched the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

Unemployment: The Unemployment Rate decreased from 4.8% to 4.3%. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased from 7.8% to 9.5%.

Keep in mind that, since President Clinton decreed that “Discouraged Workers” were not “Unemployed”, the “Unemployment Rate” has tended to increase when the economy improves, due to discouraged workers becoming hopeful enough to begin searching for jobs again. The opposite also occurs. As the economy worsens, the “Unemployment Rate” can actually go down as people who want to work become too discouraged to continue seeking employment. This is why I prefer the “Percent of Americans Employed” metric. Clinton didn’t screw with that one, so it’s still meaningful across multiple administrations and without tedious explanations about why it’s stupid.  This is also why both the decrease under Trump and the increase under Obama reflected less of the good and bad changes in their respective economic policies.


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Filed under Donald Trump, Economy, Immigration, Inflation, National Debt, Unemployment