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Literally every conversation I’ve had with a Trump hater about the upcoming election has gone like this:

Hater: I can’t wait to get Donald Trump out of office.

Me: Why?

Hater: Why?!?! Don’t tell me you don’t think he colluded with Russia?!

Me: According to Robert Mueller’s exhaustive, multi-million dollar investigation, there was no evidence of that. But there was evidence that the Obama administration spied on him and his campaign using the FBI.

Hater: Well, he said he’d repeal and replace Obamacare. What happened to that?

Me: He removed the tax penalty which removes the mandate. Congress now just has to move with it’s replacement. He can’t do it by Executive Order. You do know Obama had very little to do with the writing of the ACA, right?

Hater: Well, he said he’d build a wall and Mexico was gonna pay for it. Haha. What happened to that?

Me: They’ve built over 260 miles of new wall so far and he’s renegotiated NAFTA costing Mexico billions of dollars that were given to them by Bill Clinton through the returning of jobs in America.

Hater: That’s not them paying for it!

Me: BILLIONS. Did you think he literally meant Mexico was gonna write a check with “Wall” in the memo?

Hater: Well, he’s buddy-buddy with Putin and Kim Jung Un.

Me: Getting along with your adversaries is not a bad thing. Or would you prefer he antagonize them? BTW, when was the last “test missile” North Korea sent Japan’s way?

Hater: He called the dead soldiers “losers“!

Me: You’re referring to a report made from “anonymous sources” when over nine people who were with the President that have gone on record saying that it wasn’t true? That doesn’t send up any red flags for you? He’s brought our Vets home and taken great strides, and put a lot of money into fixing the VA, ask any veteran you know. Funny way to treat people you think are “losers,” don’t you think?

Hater: Well, he got impeached for God’s sake!

Me: Yes, impeached by a partisan House and subsequently acquitted as there was no evidence that the President did anything wrong (no quid pro quo) in his communication with the President of Ukraine. BTW, you know Joe Biden actually admitted on national television to doing that exact thing while he was in office as VP though, right?

Hater: He handled COVID horribly!

Me: What would you have had him do differently?

Hater: He should have closed the borders in time!

Me: He announce travel restrictions on January 31st and was called xenophobic for doing so. In February, while Nancy Pelosi and Bill Deblasio were walking in Chinatown telling everyone it was perfectly safe to come on down.

Hater: Well, he refused to wear a mask.

Me: Here’s a picture of him wearing a mask.

Hater: That was too far after!

Me: After what? He had two of his experts on national TV every day giving updates and telling everyone to wear a mask.

Hater: But, he said everything would be fine and that this would end!

Me: And it will end. In Wuhan, where it started, there have been no new cases since mid-May. Did you want him to run around screaming that “The sky is falling“?

Hater: I can’t stand the way he talks! He’s nasty! He’s not how I want my President to sound.

Me: Ahhh. NOW we’re getting somewhere. You don’t like his personality. And everything you’ve mentioned up until now is because you don’t like his personality. So for you it seems personal and not about the job he’s done. Listen, if you want a President who will tell you whatever you want to hear, flip- flopping on every issue, not getting anything done his entire time while in office, but who sounds like a nice guy (even though he seems seriously impaired), then Joe Biden is definitely your man.

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YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG: If you never ask questions about your religion, you’re doing it wrong.

And if you think scientific data answers philosophical and religious questions, you’re doing that wrong.

2020: 2d Amendment may be key – Gun sales in swing states are much higher this year than they were during the same period last year.

ABORTION: [4:32] – The Pro-Life Reply to “No one Knows When Life Begins.

AMERICA FIRST: [1:57] – President Trump unveiled his America First Healthcare Plan in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week. The plan has three goals:

  1. More choice.
  2. Lower costs.
  3. Better care.

It includes protections for pre-existing conditions, measures to stop surprise medical bills, and rules to guarantee price transparency so patients aren’t left completely in the dark.

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR: Attorney General William Barr warned of “a new orthodoxy that is actively hostile to religion” in a videotaped address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Barr received the organization’s Christifideles Laici Award. Archbishop Charles Chaput said Barr’s award was well deserved.

Throughout my life, the men and women I’ve most admired have all had the same qualities: a thinking Catholic brain, a character of substance, and a moral spine. General Barr has all three,” Archbishop Chaput said. “As an added bonus, he’s disliked by all the right people.”

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was dismayed that Barr was receiving this honor. I’m sorry, but sheesh. What a bitch.

CHINA: It is becoming increasingly important to know where products originate before buying. Over the past 14 months, Customs and Border Protection has been inspecting Made-in-China packages. Fully thirteen percent contained products that at best defraud buyers and at worst harm or even kill them.

The inspection effort, called Operation Mega Flex, is a CBP initiative that began in June of 2019 as part of a broader Trump administration effort, also involving the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, to crack down on the dangerous flood of counterfeit goods pouring into America from China, often through the distribution networks of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay.

CORONAVIRUS: Lunacy [3:34] – A mother in Logan, Ohio, was grabbed, shoved, pulled, tased, handcuffed, pushed down the steps and arrested by a local cop for not wearing a face mask.

In July, her governor issued an Executive Order commanding that “All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when … [o]utdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members.”

Ignoring for a moment the fact that the order is very iffy constitutionally, let’s just consider that this woman was both outdoors AND socially distanced from everybody but her own family. In other words, she was not even violating the stupid order!

Unfortunately, she did resist arrest, which created most of her problems. Since I saw this, I’ve been wondering what would have been a better approach. Maybe she should’ve told her companions to call her lawyer and have him meet her at wherever the guy was taking her, then gone along quietly … then sued the pants off him for unlawful arrest.

NEW YORK: Syracuse University – The PC Police suspended a 30-year professor for making a joke about political correctness and speech policing.

FIRE is defending him, noting that Syracuse University “talks a big game when it comes to free speech” yet “seems almost proud of how it consistently fails to uphold freedom of speech when challenged.

NEW YORK CITY: Folks are fleeing the Big Rotten Apple – From 2017-2018, New York City’s population dropped by 38,000, more than any other metro area. During the following two years, 53,000 people moved away. During the early months of the pandemic, nearly half a million people left the city, but we won’t know for a while how many left for good.

The number one destination for former New Yorkers is Florida, a state that is comparable in most ways with NYC, except for the weather and the way they are governed. In fact, Floridians get more return on their tax dollars than New Yorkers do … while spending HALF as much.

OREGON: Portland – The city disbanded its gun violence reduction team on July 1. Since then, shootings have increased and homicide has hit a 30-year high.

PELOSI: She put up her “maybe we should impeach Orange Man Bad” trial balloon. It didn’t fly. In particular, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that, if she tried it, he would move to oust her as Speaker.

So now she’s saying she won’t move forward with the idea, because “I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point.”

PENNSYLVANIA: Luzerne County – A federal investigation into voter fraud has turned up nine ballots mailed by military personnel that were discarded, rather than counted. At least seven were cast for Trump; the contents of the other two are unknown.

Most disturbingly, two of the discarded ballots had been opened by elections staff, then resealed inside their appropriate envelopes before being discarded.

But yeah, Democrats, tell us again how safe and secure all mail-in elections would be…

PRO-LIFE: [5:41] – After state budget cuts forced Planned Parenthood to close its clinic in Bettendorf, IA, a pro-life pregnancy resource center purchased the building and transformed it into a place for life.

Former Planned Parenthood clients come into their center and say how different and how much nicer the new clinic is. The medical excellence, sincere care and love shared with every client, and their deep passion to help women through unplanned pregnancies, makes Women’s Choice a powerful resource for their community.

RBG: She was known as a fervent advocate of women, but one might easily question if she was a closet racist. During her long career as a judge, she hired many women, but only two Blacks. She also appears to have favored Roe, Doe, and taxpayer funding for abortion because they helped eliminate “populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

If she had been a conservative, the stunning lack of diversity in her pool of clerks and employees would be front and center. As it is, the Leftards are ignoring it. Of course. Because she was all for abortion, which seems to be their “sacred ground” as Nancy Pelosi once said. Support slaughtering the unborn and all else is forgiven … even being Catholic.

SCHOOL CHOICE: A new poll shows an unprecedented level of support for parents controlling their children’s’ education tax dollars. 78% of public school parents and 79% of non-public school parents support this statement:

Recent federal legislation gave governors new funding they can use for K-12 education. Some governors have let families control the funds for the purchase of education technology and materials, private school tuition, and home education. Would you support or oppose your governor sending the funding directly to families and allowing them to choose how to use those funds to support their child’s education?

It could not be more clear that families are desperate for other options and will support governors and other policymakers as they pursue policies that let them control their child’s education funding,” said John Schilling, president of the American Federation of Children.

SCOTUS: [2:36] – The Senate currently has 53 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 Independents, plus Republican VP Pence to vote with the GOP for ties.

Even if the three squishy middle senators (Romney, Murkowski, Collins) vote with the Dems, the Republicans have enough votes to get Trump’s nominee confirmed (after a no-doubt vicious hearing).

But Romney and Murkowski have both indicated they will vote to confirm, leaving only Collins in the squishy middle, which means any nastiness the Dems throw at Trump’s candidate will be nothing but TDSing political theater and sour grapes.

CLICK [3:22] to see a supercut of Leftists doing what Mike Knowles talks about. It’s titled “Liberals lose their Sh*t.”

VOTING: All the publicity about the faults and foibles of mail-in voting has apparently had an impact. Democratic politicians and groups say they are shifting from encouraging all-mail-in to encouraging voters to either vote in person or hand deliver their absentee ballots.

WASHINGTON: Seattle – The City Council voted to over-ride Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of their plan to cut 100 police officers from the department this year. They call it a “down payment” on their goal of cutting the force by 50%.

The city has also hired on a consultant to help them decide how to reform their police force. He’s Andre Taylor, a man who has led some of the violent protests in Seattle, Washington, this summer. Taylor also has a felony conviction for running a prostitution operation that included underage girls.

GRAMMY NOTES: I’ve lived my whole live next door to Cornell University. This cartoon is not satire. It’s truth.

CLICK to watch a helpful video about stuff you might not know your tape measure can do for you. Hey, I’m married to an architect/builder and I only knew one of these! [4:36]

CAT: Don’t get mad. Get even.”

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PRAYER NEEDED: Please pray for Dan Bongino. He just learned he has a large tumor in his neck. It’s growing quickly and is in a tricky spot.

ABORTION: [4:55] – The Pro-Life Reply to “My Body, My Choice.

BARRETT: The Washington Post reports that Amy Coney Barrett has a record of evil, heinous actions, like arguing for better due process in college sexual assault allegations. She is also … oh noes … an actual Catholic who doesn’t just talk about, but actually lives her faith.

If you thought the Kavanaugh confirmation process was appalling, just wait. Should Amy Coney Barrett be nominated, we’ll be force-fed 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage of how evil this God-fearing mother, wife, and judge is.

I know Democrats who, while having no problem voting for CINO Biden, would consider an all-out assault on a judge’s religious beliefs intolerable. Let us hope and pray that the Left miscalculates and loses even more votes to the Walk Away movement.

BLACK LIVES MATTER: [5:16] – Donations to Black Lives Matter go directly to the left-wing organization, Act Blue Charities. They claim that money is then sent to Thousand Currents, which it says is then distributed to Black Lives Matter.*

Until last week**, a convicted felon by the name of Susan Rosenberg was listed as vice chairwoman of the Thousand Currents board of directors. In 1984, Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years’ imprisonment on weapons and explosives charges stemming from her activities with far left terrorists seeking to overthrow the U.S. government through the use of violence. She had served 16 years when President Clinton commuted her sentence to time served on his last day in office.

Rosenberg is believed to have been an accomplice in the 1979 prison escape of Joanne Chesimard (aka, Assata Shakur), who is a convicted cop killer and domestic terrorist. Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization has repeatedly named Assata Shakur as one of the people who most inspires her.

*I’m clueless as to why Black Lives Matter doesn’t register as a 501(c)(3) charitable group so it can collect its own donations … maybe because a lot of the money is siphoned off for … oh let me think … donations to white Democrat candidates?

**Until last week, BLM also admitted on its website that it supported the destruction of the nuclear family. Apparently, there’s been some CYA going on in these organizations.

CALIFORNIA: I wonder how they’ll charge them. California isn’t producing enough electricity for its current needs!

CATHOLIC PERSECUTION: The flames caused significant damage [1:11] – It seems likely that this man was inspired by the vicious anti-Catholic rhetoric Democrats have been slinging around lately.

The Left is just fine with Joe Biden’s pro-abortion “devout Catholic” claims, but one of Trump’s likely SCOTUS picks is the devoutly Catholic and vehemently anti-abortion Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of thy Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

CHINA: Hazard alert – A patient safety advocacy group recently tested KN95 masks imported from 15 Chinese manufacturers who supply major U.S. hospitals and health systems. They found that 60 to 70 percent of them were “significantly inferior” and don’t live up to the packaging claims.

DYING WISH: Much is being said about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s alleged dying wish for her seat to remain empty until a new president is seated (as if her wants trump the Constitution).

But in 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia died, Ginsburg publicly called on the Senate to go through with confirming Obama’s appointee. “That’s their job. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the President stops being President in his last year,” she said in July 2016.

A few months later, she noted that “Eight is not a good number for a collegial body that sometimes disagrees.” And Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was with her, agreed. “I think we hope there will be nine as quickly as possible.”

GODLESS LEFT: Breaking! SHOCKING news tweeted by Washington Post journalist – CLICK [6:23] to hear Mike Knowles riff on the Left’s godless world view.

GUCCI: Making money off of stupid people.

KENTUCKY: Louisville – Just hours after the grand jury that heard all the evidence declined to charge Louisville cops for Breonna Taylor’s death, protesters took to the streets. Two officers were shot and wounded on Wednesday night by “mostly peaceful protesters” angry that the legal system didn’t lynch some cops for them.

The “mostly peaceful protesters” were pre-supplied with equipment, such as large signs and body shields, that were unloaded from a U-Haul truck shortly after the verdict was announced. Cuz, you know, every peace protester needs a body shield.

CLICK [4:33] for a review of the facts of the Breonna Taylor case.

CLICK [3:41] to hear Tucker report on the chaos and violence in black communities. “When two bull elephants fight, the grass always loses.

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: Election interference – The Slime Stream Media pooh-poohed the findings of the joint Senate investigation concerning the millions of dollars that Joe Biden’s son Hunter received from corrupt foreign oligarchs and companies while Joe was Obama’s VP.

Among the findings was this gem: Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the richest woman in Russia and the widow of Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow, Senate Republicans revealed in their report on the younger Biden’s work in Ukraine.

Now there’s some Russian collusion!

MORNING JOE: CLICK [:52] for a montage of Wednesday’s show.

NFL: “Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz got booed off the field not once, but twice this Sunday live on FOX, and there weren’t even any fans at the game! … Yikes, Philly. You got booed by a sound guy.

PELOSI: The House Speaker floated the idea that the House might impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way to delay the Senate’s confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded that if she tried it, he would immediately introduce a motion to oust her.

SCOTUS: CLICK to see the new GOP ad showing clips of what Democrats were saying in 2016 about filling an empty seat. I especially like the music LOL.

SCOTUS: On Wednesday, President Trump said Republicans must swiftly approve his nominee, because the Democrats’ mass distribution of mail-in ballots means the election will probably be decided by the Supremes.

I think this scam that the Democrats are pulling — it’s a scam. This scam will be before the United States Supreme Court and I think having the four-four situation is not a good situation if you get that.”

STOP SPENDING: Dear God in Heaven, our debt is not sustainable! So why are Democrats not only demanding more spending, but pushing to reinstate porky, money wasting earmarks?!

SWING STATES: The ABC/Washington Post poll of likely voters released Wednesday showed Trump ahead of Biden in two critical swing states.

Florida = Trump 51% vs. Biden 47%

Arizona = Trump 49% vs. Biden’s 48%.

GRAMMY NOTES: I was in junior high when my brother came home from Vietnam. He had served just 3 months when his unit was nearly wiped out by a sniper. When my father went to the hospital to see him, he said, “I looked all over but didn’t see him anywhere. Then this skeletal ghost standing in front of me said, ‘Pop, I’m right here.‘”

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Ideas Have Consequences

Bishop Robert Barron talks about “The Philosophers Who Shaped 2020” [50:30]

Not many people understand the ideologies that stand behind the rioting and deep unrest that we see on our city streets. What I do in this brief presentation is to step back a bit from current events and explore four thinkers who have had a profound impact in shaping the world that we are confronting: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Michel Foucault. Once we understand some of their most basic ideas, we will recognize their influence everywhere today.” – Bishop Barron

This talk is fascinating! It is also much, much longer than anything I usually post, but I thought today, as we pray and fast for our nation’s healing, it was an appropriate time to suggest setting aside fifty minutes to think deeply about the philosophical and deeply anti-religious roots of our national “convulsion.”

One note: He uses one word – “praxis” – fairly often. I believe it is unusual enough that it would be helpful for me to define it here.

Praxis (prăk′sĭs) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized.

In Christian terms, praxis is how we live the Gospel; it’s the “walking the walk” part of our faith.

Bishop Barron’s talk is largely about the praxis of Marx’s, Nietzsche’s, Sartre’s, and Foucault’s atheistic, power-based, me-centered philosophies.

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Pray and Fast Today

To bring healing and conversion to our Nation and to ourselves [9:30].

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2020: Biden’s crime bill – One of (possibly the only) accomplishment Joe Biden can claim from his 47 years in elected office is the 1994 Crime Bill … which he has since disavowed.

ANARCHIST JURISDICTIONS: On Sunday, the Justice Department slapped this label on New York City, Seattle, and Portland and targeted them to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops.

When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Attorney General William Barr said.

BLACK LIVES MATTER: CLICK [6:03] to hear Black Americans speak out against BLM and the Democratic Party’s support for defunding the police.

CLICK [5:59] to hear Matt Walsh talk about BLM’s coercive demands to make the Black Power fist and say “Black Lives Matter.” It perfectly expresses the real aim of their cause, which is power.

CALIFORNIA: Red Bluff – A 77-year-old military veteran was attacked by a man and woman who didn’t like his politics. The woman told him, “We just don’t like people like you”, then the man got him in a headlock and pounded him repeatedly on the head. The man has been arrested and charged.

CATHOLICS: Know the facts – Joe Biden supports abortion at ALL stages of pregnancy and has vowed to expand abortion access across America. He has also promised to force taxpayers to pay for it, to deny health care workers the freedom to say no to participate in it, and to push to make abortion legal by federal law.

CORRUPTION: For the past year, the Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have been conducting a joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father’s vice presidency. Their report is out now. And while it does not accuse either Joe or Hunter Biden of any specific crimes, it does detail warning signs about their conduct that officials appear to have ignored.

COURTS: The upcoming Supreme Court nomination looms large, but Senate Republicans have vowed to also confirm many more lower court nominees as well. The National Law Journal notes that the speed of confirmations usually slows down in late summer and the fall, but that Senate Republicans have forged ahead.

Republicans have already confirmed more than a dozen federal judges so far this month. And the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to advance more nominees and hold hearings on others, guaranteeing a pipeline of potential judges.”

HYPOCRISY: Actress and ‘Defund the police’ activist Alyssa Milano was quick to call cops when she believed an armed gunman was on her multi-million dollar, gated community property on Sunday morning.

The call ignited a response that included seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team.

The search by air and street level lasted over three hours, then ended abruptly when the culprit was located. It turned out to be a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels.

I wonder how many hungry children could have been fed with the resources expended on this hypocritical, overly privileged princess. Community programs? Classroom supplies? Childcare programs? Mental health services?

Of course, this is the woman who croons about how her two living children are her “heart” while boasting about how glad she is she aborted the two previous ones so she could follow her dreams. It is undoubtedly too much to expect any moral consistency or even common sense from her.

MAIL IN VOTING: CLICK [3:17] to hear Jim Jordan give a fired up speech about Democrat efforts to steal elections. We need to ensure that our elections are safe, secure, fair, and that we know who won on election day.

PELOSI’S QUIVER: On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” San Fran Nan actually threatened to impeach President Trump (again) if he should dare to exercise his constitutional responsibility to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court.

By doing so, she said they would tie up the Senate so it couldn’t proceed with confirmation until after the election.

On Tuesday, Dan Bongino pointed out that while the Senate has the power to try a House impeachment, it does not have a duty or obligation to do so. The House can impeach as many times as it wants; the Senate can say, “Yeah, no. We’re busy here, so we’re not going to waste time on your frivolous, Trump-deranged games.”

RBG: [12:15] – I have largely been silent about this woman’s life and death, because she’s … well … dead. But I was relieved to read this, because it expresses exactly what has always bothered me about her and her ilk.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg did a great many interesting and impressive things in her life, but she never did the one thing she probably really should have done: run for office. Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t an associate justice of the Supreme Court — not really: She was a legislator in judicial drag. …

The job of making law properly belongs to — some people find this part hard to handle — lawmakers. Making law is not the job of the judge. The job of the judge is to see that the law is followed and applied in a given case. It does not matter if the law is unfair or if the law is unjust — that is not the judge’s concern.

If you have a vision for America, and desire to make the law more fair or more just, then there is a place for you: Congress. That is where the laws are made.” – Kevin D. Williamson at National Review

SCOTUS: CLICK [3:38] and [:47] to hear why Republicans will confirm Trump’s nominee before the end of 2020.

WALK AWAY: Today’s excerpt – “I came to the USA from Northern Ireland. While living there I remember the Night Bill Clinton stood on the platform outside of Belfast City Hall. Telling us how he was going to fix our small country. FIX OUR COUNTRY WHEN HE COULDN’T EVEN FIX HIS OWN LIFE NEVER MIND HIS OWN COUNTRY.. That’s when i realized what kind of a person he was, so before I immigrated I decided to study the parties here. I LOVE living here, but I must admit I’m scared of what could happen if President Trump does not win a second term. I came from a country that fought over religion and territory. I’m ready if called to fight for my new country. I will never give up the freedom that has been given to me from this wonderful Country. Make sure you talk to your friends and family and get out and vote. Your way of life depends on it.

GRAMMY NOTES: I had a long dream last night during which the Democrats infected Joe Biden with COVID-19 so he wouldn’t have to go to the debates. They were hoping he’d die, so they could be done with him. And if he did, they had “evidence” ready to blame the original infection on an allegedly desperate-to-win Trump. The creepiest part was that the whole thing was all way too plausible.

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2020: The electoral college, how it works and why it protects our freedoms. – “While the national popular vote total tends to correlate with the outcome of the Electoral College, it sometimes does not, largely due to a few large non-politically diverse states voting so heavily for the Democratic candidate that it puts the losing candidate ahead in the national popular vote. When this happens, the losers predictably scream ‘foul’, but their complaint illustrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what the Founding Fathers did to ensure that every state and their people got a say in who became president.

2020: Biden – On Sept 18th, Slow Joe gave a speech in Duluth, Michigan. But everyone there was either Biden handlers or pre-approved reporters who were not allowed to ask questions. And he read his speech from a Teleprompter.

ABORTION: And just as we did in the days of slavery, it is we the people of the Republican Party who stand on the side of the weakest and most vulnerable.

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco – San Francisco’s restrictions on public worship remain among the strictest in the country. Until mid-September, churches were restricted to only 12 participants at outdoor services only.

Now it’s 50 people, but still only outdoors. People are allowed to pray in churches, but only one person at a time per building. Meanwhile, stores are allowed to operate at 25% capacity. The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption holds up to 2500 people.

On Sunday, Catholics in San Francisco had had enough. They marched in Eucharistic processions across the city in protest.

For months I have pleaded with the City on your behalf, advocating for your need of the consolation of the Mass, and the consolation you derive from the practice of your faith and connection with your faith community. City Hall ignored us,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in his homily at an outdoor Mass following the processions Sept. 20. “It has become clear to me that they just don’t care about you.”

CATHOLIC: WOW! This is POWERFUL! [9:54] – Fr. James Altman responds to criticism of his viral video “You Cannot Be Catholic & Democrat.” He notes that his video was not divisive. “The division already existed.”

FLORIDA: Canceled for being Catholic [7:23] – After defending his Catholic beliefs in a private online chat, a 21-year-old Florida State University senior was ousted as president of the student senate.

He is now suing Florida State University’s administration and student government officials to get his job and his reputation back.

HAWAII: Approximately 400 vehicles participated in a MAGA caravan in this deep blue state.

HILLARY’S EMAILS: INTERESTING. I heard Pres Trump tell Dan Bongino that the FBI has more of Hillary’s emails than they said. I didn’t know what he was talking about. Read more at the links.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: The Department of Justice today announced it has awarded nearly $101 million, through the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in funding to combat human trafficking and provide vital services to trafficking victims throughout the United States.

OCCUPY UNMASKED: Watching this documentary by Andrew Breitbart in September 2020 was a little eerie. Things he predicted have come to pass. And it seems extremely likely that the people behind Occupy are the people behind Black Lives Matter are the people behind ANTIFA are the people behind Critical Race Theory are the people behind The 1619 Project are the people who sincerely hope to be able to manipulate the incompetent Biden and eminently corruptible Harris to do to the U.S. what their comrades did to Cuba and Venezuela.

OHIO: Little Miami – Earlier, I posted about the two high school football players who were briefly suspended from their football team for carrying a “Thin Blue Line” and a “Thin Red Line” flag on to the field at the opening of the 9/11 game.

On Friday, a local non-profit group called “Holiday for Heroes” announced it is awarding the boys scholarships for their actions.

PELOSI: CLICK [:35] to hear San Fran Nan glitch out and say, “Good morning, Sunday morning,” in the middle of an interview.

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia – On Saturday, members of ANTIFA attacked independent journalists James Klüg and Lisa Reynolds Barbounis in Clark Park. Video footage shows the thugs harassing Klüg, even demanding obscene sexual favors from him, and yanking Bourbounis’ hair as she attempted to escape. Klug says someone also hit him with a metal club.

CLICK [:53] to see them trash a guy’s car with him and his dog inside, then shout “Power to the people.”

PLANNED PARENTHOOD: A recording of a 911 call from Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. [2:18] – Instead of calling 911 directly, the clinic routed the call through a third party, thus delaying help.

The 911 operator asked for information about the patient, explaining “We need to get this information to the paramedics, ma’am.  They need to have the equipment ready.”

The woman calling from the clinic repeated what she’d said before. “Again, I’m calling from Planned Parenthood. We’re currently experiencing a medical emergency.  We have physicians that are with the patient and they’ll be waiting for the paramedics’ arrival.  Thank you.” Then she hung up.

RBG: All the Left has to offer these days is “burn it down” – Hysterical RBG cultists holding vigil in Washington on Saturday night warned of a “civil war” as high-profile liberals tweeted similar sentiments:

You dare try and replace her right now and there will be a war.” – Hollywood actor Russ Tamblyn

F–k no. Burn it all down.” – Parenting guide author Aaron Gouveia

If you can’t shut it down, burn it down.” – Scott Ross, a member of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.” – Emmett Macfarlane, an associate professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo

If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots, more, bigger riots.” – Washington Post freelancer Laura Bassett

The arbiters of peace, justice, and tolerance threatened death to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if he pushes through a vote on a Trump nominee. Dozens of police had to come to his home when protesters descended on it.

SCOTUS: [4:55] – There can be little doubt that the number one reason Democrat heads are exploding this week is that replacing RBG with a constitutional conservative Trump nominee will almost certainly lead to both Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. This will not result in abortion becoming illegal throughout the United States. It will return to the individual states the right to legislate about abortion and the rights of the unborn.

SORORITY MARXISTS: David Marcus writes in the New York Post – “Don’t shed a single tear for the suffering of ‘sorority Marxists’ — they’ve earned it. These are the children of the high bourgeoisie, often women, ‘cosplaying’ the revolution until they get arrested and … they start demanding all of the protections provided by the very legal system they say is corrupt beyond repair. …

I refuse to feel bad. If these princesses really think America is so bad that they have to set things on fire, so be it. But when they get caught, they should go to the slammer and learn to enjoy it. That’s part of the whole deal. Being a revolutionary isn’t all fun outfits and crazy slogans.”

TOLERANCE: [1:52] – When a man in a pickup confronted a woman stealing Trump yard signs, she unleashes a strange stream of curse words, crass insults and threatens to call the police. When the man asks if she’s smoking drugs, she says, “I don’t have to smoke anything to be stupid.” Well, she got that one right.

A guy in our community got so sick of his Trump signs getting stolen that he painted TRUMP PENCE 2020 on a big piece of wood and erected it in the middle of his field which is surrounded by a barbed wire fence.

WALK AWAY: Today’s excerpt – “Because I support Trump and am against getting the COVID vaccine, me, my family canceled me. Me, my wife and our kids are no longer in my parents’ will. My mother threw out our wedding album and my dad, mom, brother and sister all blocked me on FB. I turned 50 a couple weeks ago: no card, no call, no more family.”

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2020: Don’t get cocky! PLAN TO VOTE! – Rasmussen Reports was the most accurate poll ahead of the 2016 presidential election. On Sept 16, Trump’s total approval hit 52%, two points higher than Obama’s was eight years ago when he was cruising to reelection.

2020: CLICK [13:36] to hear an excellent analysis of Joe Biden’s “townhall” with Anderson Cooper.

2020: CLICK [9:53] to hear Maximo Alvarez call out the radical left. You will remember him as the Cuban immigrant who spoke at the RNC convention.

ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY: Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, is on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for a Supreme Court nominee.

Barrett was appointed a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. In her confirmation hearing, the judge faced hostile questions about her Catholic faith, like this one from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

CLICK [:24]

The clear message here is that Barrett might decide legal cases based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, rather than on the law of the land. Hmmm … I seem to remember an Obama appointee saying she’d use her Latina wisdom to decide cases. And she’s on the court now.

Catholic Vote was really on a roll today.

Tweeted: “Can’t wait for ‘devout’ Catholic Joe Biden to attack Amy Coney Barrett for being too devout a Catholic.”

Also tweeted: “If the nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, the inevitable attacks on a person of faith with a big family may end up backfiring given the key vote needed from certain senator from Utah.”

BLACKOUT: “Dear @amazon. About 1,000 people have written to let me know that your employees appear to be stomping on and in this case, smearing Vaseline on my books before mailing them. I know it must have pained you to ship out all 90,000 copies you had in stock— but this is unacceptable.”

CANCELING J.K. ROWLING: CLICK [7:08] to hear Matt Walsh talk about fascists who are fighting fascism by burning Harry Potter books … because J.K. Rowling believes that Trans Activism is damaging natural-born women.

DAN BONGINO: [32:01] – “In this episode, I welcome back President Donald J. Trump to the show. He answers questions about the troubling calls from leftists for a “street fight” after the election, social media censorship of his account, his election chances, and on Biden’s lies about tax hikes and defunding the police.”

EGYPT: Cairo – Archeologists must be giddy over the discover of 27 untouched, wooden sarcophagi that were buried 2,500 years ago in the ancient Saqqara necropolis near Cairo. They also found smaller statues and other artifacts. The find is believed to be the largest of its kind ever.

NO SAFE SPACES: This is well worth watching – Podcast king Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager crisscrossed the country talking to students, academics, comics, lawyers and more about First Amendment issues.

Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, Tim Allen, Bryan Callen, Ann Coulter, Alan Dershowitz, Karith Foster, Van Jones, Andrew Schulz, Ben Shapiro, and Cornel West all appear, as do some of the students and professors who have been silenced by the hateful politically-correct crowd.

PATRIOTIC EDUCATION: A majority (57%) of Likely U.S. Voters AGREED with this statement – “The only path to unity is to rebuild shared national identity focused on common American values and virtues of which we have plenty. This includes restoring patriotic education in our nation’s schools, where they are trying to change everything that we have learned.”

Thirty percent (30%) disagreed, while 14% were undecided.

POLITICS and RELIGION: The Trump DOJ continues to defend our right to religious freedom.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing retail giant Kroger for firing two employees who refused to wear a pro-homosexual and pro-transgenderism uniform. One of the women offered to wear the apron with the emblem covered and the other offered to wear a different apron without the emblem, but the company made no attempt to accommodate their requests.

The federal agency has also sued snack food producer Frito-Lay for religious discrimination against a Seventh-day Adventist employee. Frito-Lay terminated him after he failed to report to training on two consecutive Saturdays. Employers are obligated to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs when it would cause no undue hardship.

RIOTS: CLICK [27:04] to hear an excellent report by Tim Pool about how the Right is pushing back against the rioters.

SCOTUS: Vacancy – On Saturday, President Trump he will nominate a female next week to fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.

This is going to put a real crimp in the Left’s usual parade of faux rape victims. (Pass the popcorn.)

SOCIALISM: Hell No! – My immigrant dentist said to me, with tears in her eyes, “My kids are living a life we couldn’t even have dreamed of where we came from.”

WILDFIRES: Sen. Kamala Harris paid a whirlwind visit to the badly burned Fresno area. Harris spoke about how climate, health, the economy and race were all connected. She said it’s not a partisan issue. Except it kinda totally is.

WILDFIRES: The Washington Examiner has a good article called “Don’t fall for simplistic claims about wildfires and global warming.” One salient point was to point out that, if global warming causes wildfires, then there should be an increasing number year after year. But there’s not.

CLICK [4:38] to be inspired.


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2020: A professor of political science whose controversial election model has correctly called five of the last six U.S. presidential elections is giving Trump “a 90-percent chance of being re-elected in a landslide.”

ABRAHAM ACCORDS: CLICK [:44] to hear Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry assure us all, in no uncertain terms, that what Trump just did was never, Never, NEVER going to happen.

Frankly the Nut comments, “If, in 2016, you’re going to make a spectacularly erroneous prediction, make sure it’s documented and archived online so that it can be resurrected for replay when it’s needed a few years later.

P.S. For the record, I believe the Bible foretells that this will not be a permanent era of world peace, but there’s no denying that at the moment and politically Jean Francois has egg all over that aristocratic mug of his.”

ALTERNATIVES: Putting his money where his mouth is, Dan Bongino has invested in Parler (alternative to Twitter) and Rumble (alternative to YouTube).

These tech tyrants have been abusing us for far too long. We’re generous enough to give them our content and then they turn around and do their best to demonetize and bury us. The time for talk is over.” – Dan Bongino

DAILY WIRE: Ben Shapiro has announced that The Daily Wire will be moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tenn. later this year.

FEDERAL COURTS: Last week, the U.S. Senate approved six more conservative judges to federal court seats in California and Illinois. This brings Trump’s total to 260 judges.

This is a huge upset to the abortion industry, who blasted Senate Republican leaders for confirming judges who are “extremely hostile to reproductive freedom.”

GREEN NEW DEAL: Aka, How to turn the United States into Cuba and Venezuela – CLICK [3:15] to hear what the Progs WILL do if Biden wins.

JOE BIDEN: Still lying 33 years later – “On a campaign stop in New Hampshire in 1987, a voter asked Biden where he attended law school and where he placed in his class. Biden lashed out at the man angrily, making a series of claims that were not true:

‘I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my — in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school I decided didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class, and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and in fact ended up in the top half of my class. I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits — I only needed 123 credits. And I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d like Frank.’

“It turned out that Biden did not receive a full academic scholarship, but a half scholarship based on financial need. He did not end up in the top half of his class, but near the very bottom. There is no record of him winning the moot court competition. He did not receive the outstanding student award at the University of Delaware. And he graduated with only one degree.

“Worse, a release of his academic records showed that Biden had plagiarized five pages of a law review article.”

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY: A biology professor has been suspended from her job for telling a group of students during a virtual lecture that she hopes all of President Trump’s supporters contract the coronavirus and die before the November election.

The University does not support or condone the use of any of its educational platforms to [b]elittle people or wish harm on those who hold differing political views. The professor was removed from the classroom yesterday and is on administrative leave, pending an investigation. [T]here will be no further comment on this personnel matter at this time.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Earlier this month, the president of Princeton, Christopher Eisgruber, published an open letter in which he claimed that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

Princeton has received tens of millions of dollars of federal funds, apparently while violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Department of Education has opened an investigation into the matter.

SCOTUS: Vacancy – In 2016, when Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, Democrats were adamant that the vacancy had to be filled quickly with an Obama appointee, while Republicans were equally adamant about waiting until voters had selected a new president in November.

Now that Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed, Democrats are demanding the seat be left open until the next administration takes office, while Republicans are eager to fill the seat before President Trump’s term ends.

There will no doubt be all kinds of high-falutin’ arguments about the Constitution and precedents, but what it all boils down to is … who controls the Senate?

In 2016, Republicans had the majority and chose to delay in hopes Hillary Clinton would somehow not win her “turn” in the Oval Office. She didn’t and we got Neil Gorsuch, another conservative justice to replace the one who had died.

Two years later, Anthony Kennedy, one of the swing judges retired, and Trump and a Republican Senate got conservative Brett Kavanaugh on to the highest bench.

This week, one of the court’s hard-core leftists has died and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assured us that he will be bringing the vote to the floor of the Senate. Finally, the possibility exists to shift the fragile 5-4 conservative majority to a commanding 6-3 conservative majority.

Democrats are already threatening more and bigger riots. “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f***ing thing down.”

UNIVERSITY of GEORGIA: UGA has banned tailgating before football games this season.

However, the school assures fans that stadium parking lots will be opened up three hours before kickoff, so that groups of ticket holders can “gather near their vehicles with family members or those with whom they traveled and plan to sit with in the stadium.”

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The Accomplishments of the Trump Administration on Pro-Life and Other Issues

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