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CALIFORNIA: [4:07] – Larry Elder has conceded. CLICK https://www.facebook.com/newsmax/videos/538351504118404 [1:34] to hear a Newsmax report. “The Democrats have always used the boogeyman scare tactics to encapsulate and to control the black voter base.” – Bruce LeVell

COVID-19: The media is currently hyping a statistic that isn’t a fact. Supposedly, COVID hospitalizations are at higher levels than at any prior stage of the pandemic. But the real fact is that the federal government requires hospitals to test every patient for COVID and report the number hospitalized … regardless of WHY they are being hospitalized or whether their COVID symptoms are even an issue.

Researchers have done a deep dive into actual patients’ records. From March 2020 through early January 2021, 36% of the “hospitalized with COVID” patients had mild to no symptoms of the disease. From mid-January through the end of June 2021, that number has gone up to 48%. And among vaccinated patients, that number is 57% vs. 45% for unvaccinated patients.

DOMESTIC TERRORISM: Despite their alleged interest in the Humongous Threat posed to our peace and safety by homegrown terrorists, the Left has totally ignored the recent conviction of an actual homegrown terrorist … who also happens to be a former field organizer for the Washington State Democrats. Oops.

On Sept 9, Ellen Brennan Reiche was found guilty of terrorist attacks and violence against a railroad carrier. She and an accomplice (who pled guilty) placed shunt on train tracks near Bellingham, Washington, which could have led to a dangerous derailment in a residential area.

Here we have two convicted domestic terrorists who not only attacked public infrastructure and endangered lives in the process, but appear to have gone on to brag about it online and encourage others to follow their lead. And still not a peep from the media. … Let’s roll that January 6 footage again, though.” – Bill D’Agostino

NATURAL IMMUNITY: “Officially, 40 million COVID cases have been recorded in the U.S., but millions have had COVID without knowing it or without seeing a doctor. A recent study in Nature estimates that as many as 100 million Americans were infected before the end of 2020, before the 2021 surges.

Despite being derided on social media and ignored in policy-making, natural immunity is more durable and effective than vaccine immunity, according to a recent study from Israel. Some argue that a shot ‘turbocharges’ natural immunity, but there’s also evidence that the naturally immune are more likely to suffer serious adverse effects from the vaccine.” – Peter J. Leithart

NEW YORK: [12:53] – When my sucky state banned religious exemptions, The Thomas More Society filed suit. Less than 24 hours after filing, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order. New York does not have the right to nullify our religious rights.

PANDEMIC HEALTH ALLIANCE: Fifteen doctors have formed an international alliance to educate and fight for the rights of patients and doctors to choose early treatment for COVID-19. The group’s medical director, Dr. Heather Gessling, has successfully treated about 1,500 patients with COVID-19, none of whom died.

She says the world is dealing with a “pandemic of censorship” regarding ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. “We cannot even tell people what has worked.

PSAKI: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/themarkkaye/videos/866987813800372 [4:56] to hear WH Spox LIE about Florida. Note what happened … the reporter’s question used the deceptive hospitalization numbers to target Florida, where the objectionable Ron DeSantis is governor. Then, Psaki picked up the ball and ran with it. Neither of them admitted the hospitalization numbers are meaningless and Psaki outright lied.

SATANISM: [3:39] – The Satanic Temple is demanding the FDA dispense abortion drugs for use in “sacramental settings” for Satanic “abortion ritual[s].” The group is fundraising online for its legal battle.

Under the FDA’s safety requirement (REMS), women can only obtain the abortion pill with an in-person visit to a certified prescriber of the drug. To become certified, prescribers must have the ability to accurately assess the duration of a pregnancy and diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. Removing these safety protocols will put women at greater risk.

SHADOW BANNING: Everett Piper writes at the Washington Times about a recent column regarding natural immunity, “something many of us kind of slept through in our freshman Biology 101 classes.”

Upon publication, the piece “immediately jumped to “trending” status on several news sources such as The Hill, Facebook, Apple News and the like. In fact, it was number three (I think) when I first saw it on one of my news feeds.

But then something peculiar happened. The article just inexplicably disappeared from all the trending lists. It didn’t gradually lose traction. It was just gone. It was featured one second, but then it literally just disappeared. A mere mist. Dust in the wind. Popular and trending one minute and nonexistent the next.

I was confused, so I contacted The Washington Times to let them know all the above. Their response? ‘You’ve been shadow-banned. Every article we’ve published on natural immunity has received the same.’”

TRANS: Alana McLaughlin beat the crap out of Celine Provost, pinning her to the bloodied mat until she tapped out. McLaughlin, who was born Alan, had gender reassignment surgery in 2016 at the age of 33. Before that, he was a US Army Special Forces veteran.

WORLD WAR II: On April 9, 1940, when Germany invaded Denmark, the Danish government surrendered almost immediately. Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German attaché serving in Copenhagen.

In August 1943, Duckwitz got wind that the German government had decided to deport all of Denmark’s Jews to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. He immediately went to Sweden where he persuaded the neutral government under prime minister Per Albin Hansson to accept any Jewish refugees that fled Denmark. Then he returned to Denmark and secretly worked to slow down the German plans, while providing legal documentation to Dutch Jews seeking refuge in Sweden.

Because of is efforts and the support of the Danish government and people, 95% of Denmark’s Jews successfully escaped the Nazis. In 1971, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, presented Duckwitz with its “Righteous Among the Nations” award.

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AL-QAEDA: On Tuesday, the Deputy Director of the CIA said the terrorist network al-Qaeda is starting to return to Afghanistan, just a few weeks after the U.S. military withdrew from the country. At the same conference, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said they estimate it will only take al-Qaeda a year or two to build some capability to at least threaten us here at home.

AOC: Unless you are eating, CLICK https://www.facebook.com/newsbusters/videos/643114616669091 [1:43] to see AOC show off her “working class” chops at an exclusive $30,000-per ticket event filled with celebrities and elitists which she attended in a designer gown. Full disclosure: I couldn’t get past the part where the interviewer slobbered all over herself in admiration for AOC “Tax the Rich” gown.

BIG PHARMA’S WHORES: The FDA approved one of the COVID vaccines, despite the ridiculous number of serious and deadly side effects. And now the CDC says it is working quickly on a COVID-19 vaccine for younger children between the ages of 5 and 11.

FACT CHECKERS: Graphic is a screenshot from my Facebook timeline. The Left has done its best to kill off comedy, apparently because they have zero sense of humor.

MANDATES: Arizona and Florida have filed lawsuits against FAUXTUS’ unconstitutional vaccine mandates.

A recent poll found a majority of those surveyed believe that President Biden does NOT have the constitutional authority to force private businesses to require vaccine mandates for employees.

MSNBC: Al Sharpton gave Dr. Obery Hendricks, a Professor of Religion at Columbia University, air time on his show to claim that while Biden is not following RCC teaching in his support for abortion, he is on “firm moral ground” so far as the Bible is concerned.

According to Hendricks, because the word “abortion” isn’t mentioned in Scripture, it must be okay with God. These are the same people who see a right to abortion clearly delineated in the Constitution, where the word also never appears.

OKLAHOMA: On Thursday, Governor Kevin Stitt celebrated his ninth new pro-life law.

Effective November 1 are a heartbeat law and a prohibition of abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Three others restrict the use of abortion drugs, require abortions by OB/GYN board certified medical doctors, and makes committing an abortion for any reason other than the life of significant physical impairment of the mother an act of unprofessional conduct.

Three others became effective on July 1, including one that extends the from seven to 30 days the time babies can be relinquished to rescuers without penalty. Another requires birthing centers and other medical facilities to keep a written policy to allow for the family to direct the disposition of the remains of the child who was stillborn or miscarried. And the third prohibits trafficking in fetal body parts.

PENN STATE: CLICK https://twitter.com/CentreCountyRep/status/1431337106039836679 [:17] to see a peaceful anti-mandate protester get assaulted by Walter Baker who, it turns out, is an an assistant professor of English and African American Studies who … surprise (not) … “specializes in Critical Race Theory.”

Baker has been charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a summary offense under Pennsylvania law. The most serious of those charges is the second-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine upon conviction.

PROJECT VERITAS: [14:24] – Multiple whistleblowers turned to PV to expose medical fraud, elder abuse and patient neglect at Aegis Living. This is hard to listen to. Full disclosure: I had to stop due to the large amount of dust that suddenly invaded my office.

PUBLIC SHAMING: Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, KY, has forbidden unvaccinated priests to minister to the sick and the homebound. He has also ordered unvaxxed priests and deacons to announce their vaccine status to their parishes, so people can choose if they want to risk coming to their masses.

Tweet responses included, “I’m embarrassed at this discrimination,” “This is evil. It looks like a humiliation ritual enforced by the bishop,” and “The irrational and spiritually sickening scapegoating that is going on in our society right now will end VERY BADLY.”

I’m wondering why it hasn’t occurred to anyone to let unvaxxed healthcare workers, priests, etc. minister to the unvaxxed.

UNITY: “We are right. You are wrong. You shut up.” CLICK https://www.facebook.com/officialbenshapiro/videos/389350956050738 [16:23] to hear Ben Shapiro lay out the Left’s disingenuous calls for unity when what they really mean is “uniformity.

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CALIFORNIA: [4:48] – Larry Elder explains why nobody can say that Gavin Newsom has done a good job. On Sunday, Rose McGowan endorsed Larry Elder and spoke about how, back in 2017, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) wife cold called her on behalf of Harvey Weinstein and his lawyer, wanting to know what it would take to get her to shut up about how Weinstein had raped her.

CUT THE FEED: WH Spox Psaki has herself admitted that her staff often tells him not to take questions. And last week, Slow Joe told a crowd, “I‘m supposed to stop and walk out of the room” at a White House event following his prepared remarks.”

But, oopsie, he keeps just doing what he wants. It’s almost like he thinks he’s POTUS, not just some Prog dummy. So while many of the staff mute him so they won’t have to hear him floundering, somebody in the WH apparently has to listen closely so they can pull the plug when he goes off script.

In March, the WH cut the feed while he was speaking to Democratic lawmakers. He had just said he was “happy to take questions.” Oops. Can’t have that aired publicly!

In August, they did it again just as he was about to respond to a reporter’s question on his administration’s military withdrawal deadline from Afghanistan.

Then yesterday, he was in Idaho and they did it again. CLICK https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1437490555454427143 [:15].

FAUXTUS: “The media spent four years breathlessly warning us that Donald Trump is a vicious, power-mad tyrant, a fascist dictator, Hitler incarnate, an authoritarian lunatic, etc. This was never close to true. You could even argue that Trump was among the least tyrannical presidents we’ve ever had. One of his greatest flaws was his reluctance to use the legitimate authority of his office in order to enact his agenda. He was indeed the opposite of an autocrat, for better or worse. We had to elect Joe Biden to see real autocracy. It turns out that real autocracy is a stumbling, bumbling old man with a moldy cantaloupe for a brain. As someone once said (paraphrasing), when fascism comes to America it will look like a megalomaniacal Mr. Magoo.” – Matt Walsh

MANDATES: WATCH https://rumble.com/vme42m-sen.-marshall-the-vaccine-mandate-will-cause-another-crisis-created-by-this.html [5:06] to hear Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) talk about how vaccine mandates will cause another crisis created by this president.

MILLENNIALS: At the link below, a college professor with over 35 years experience writes that, as a group, the Millennials (born 1981-1996), or “Participation Trophy Generation” as he calls them, were “the most entitled, judgmental, and arrogant of all the students I’ve taught.… The unwitting victims of countless artificial ‘self-esteem building’ experiments [they’ were told from kindergarten on how special they were—and, unfortunately, they believed it.

This reminded me of back when my millennials were in their late teens and early 20s. One of them was telling me about one of her screw up friends. “But he’s not a bad person,” she finished.

I had never liked participation trophies or any that other empty b.s., but having been raised at the opposite end of the spectrum (way too much responsibility with way too little nurturing), I guess I didn’t realize where the opposite led until that moment.

I said to her, “They told you that in kindergarten, because up until you’re 7 years old, you’re not capable of committing sins. But after that, whether you are a good or a bad person is largely determined by what you do.”

She was shocked. But we both needed it to be said aloud … finally. I think my three millennials have all found the right balance now, because they are raising very responsible AND very well loved kids.

NOKO: Over the weekend, Little Rocketman successfully test-fired a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting targets 930 miles away.

NORTH CAROLINA: Last Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed two bills supported by Republican lawmakers. One would have prohibited teachers in the K-12 school system from teaching Critical Race Theory. The other would have stiffened punishments for people who riot.

VAX: An international group of vaccine experts, including officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO), said that there is no evidence to suggest that the general population needs COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

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MATERNITY CLOSED: Last Friday, a small northern New York county hospital announced it will stop delivering babies after September 24 because too many maternity unit workers have resigned over COVID vaccination mandates. Thirty workers have resigned rather than get the shot, six from the maternity unit.

OSHA: [2:24] – I don’t know what to make of this. Feel free to comment!

PELOSI: As recently as April, Nancy said, “We cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do.” Oh hey, guess what? Congress is exempt from FAUXTUS’ vax mandate. So if POTUS can’t dictate the medical decisions of members of Congress, why does he think he can do it for any Americans?

RESCUE: WATCH https://twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1436846146345897986 [:46] to see sports fans save a kitty’s life by catching it in an American flag!

RESIST: WATCH https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1436305224373841924 [:48] to hear Ben Shapiro explain how far Daily Wire plans to go to resist FAUXTUS’ vax mandate.

TRUTH: “We didn’t get haircuts. We missed deaths of loved ones from other diseases. We put off funerals. We put on masks. We social distanced. Not for 15 days. But 30 days. 45 days. We watched as our businesses closed, our events canceled.

And then we watched Nancy Pelosi get a haircut. And you defended her. We watched Gavin have dinner with friends. And you defended him.

We watched as you protested and rioted and looted and burned, all the while telling us we were horrible for being mad about the draconian measures implemented that shut down our gyms and bars and theaters.

We were ‘in this together’ when you said you wouldn’t trust a vaccine under Trump. We were ‘in this together’ when you acted like the experts knew what the f*** they were talking about even as they changed their position in the matter of days.

We did it your way. It didn’t work. So take your revisionist bullshit and go hide under your bed. You act like HCQ is an experimental drug. It isn’t. You act like Ivermectin is only for horses. It isn’t.

You act like you follow the science. You don’t. If you did, you wouldn’t hold the positions you do. This isn’t about being anti-vaxx. This is about your arrogance and rewriting history to make you feel better about being the Nazis at this point in history.

No, COVID is not a hoax. It absolutely should be taken seriously. But maybe it should have been taken seriously by your side the entire time.”

TWO PERCENT: A recent CNN poll had only two percent of respondents say YES to the statement that the United States is doing “very well” under President Joe Biden.

GRAMMY NOTES: When my brother’s kids were pre-schoolers, he mentioned that they only had digital clocks in the house. “My kids can tell time, but they have no idea what it means.”

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AUSTRALIA: WATCH https://rumble.com/vmbhbs-real-america-dan-ball-w-nick-holt-sep.-9-2021.html [10:59] to hear Get Real Dan report Australia’s war on the unvaccinated. NEVER MIND what the actual science says. It’s all about control. I can’t help thinking that at some point, getting a booster will be part of the Mark of the Beast. We’re not there yet, but it certainly looks like we’re headed that way.

CLIMATE: The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean increased more than 30% from last year, putting it at the highest it’s been in nine years. Meanwhile, the Antarctic’s ice level is also well above normal.

DeSANTIS: WATCH https://rumble.com/vmc2gv-desantis-scorches-biden-responds-to-attack-in-vaccine-mandate-speech.html [2:59] to hear Florida’s governor slam Biden’s mandates.

ENGLAND: The UK is abandoning plans to require vax passports for nightclubs and crowded events after lawmakers across the political spectrum voiced strong opposition.

EXEMPTIONS: LifeSiteNews has compiled some helpful information for those looking to push back against vax mandates.

HEARTBEAT: Meet Baby Olivia [3:13] – Even as the FAUXTUS DOJ files a lawsuit against Texas over its heartbeat law, pro-life lawmakers in Missouri, Florida, Indiana, South Dakota, and Ohio are looking into imitating the law in their own states.

HYPOCRISY: The vax mandate FAUXTUS promised he’d never impose is supposedly about conquering COVID-19. But it doesn’t apply to migrants flooding across our southern border. And the USPS negotiated an exemption.

INDIA: Late last month, the High Court of the Indian State of Kerala dismissed a pregnant mother’s request to abort her 31-week-old baby. “In the absence of any threat to the life or health of the mother, the reproductive choice of the mother which is a facet of the fundamental right guaranteed to her under Article 21 of the Constitution, will have to give way to the right of the unborn to be born.”

PATIENTS’ RIGHTS: Under federal law, American hospitals are bound to ensure patients are “free from seclusion and restraints, of any form, imposed as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff.” However, a woman in a Burlington, MA, hospital says the doctors won’t treat her, because she refuses the experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

STATES’ RIGHTS: White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said FAUXTUS is willing to “run over” any Republican governors who attempt to fight back against federal vaccine mandates.

TALIBAN: On Sept. 8, the new government of Afghanistan banned all slogans, demonstrations, and protests that do not have official approval.

TRUMP: I seem to remember these people calling Trump “literally Hitler” over and over and over, because he did … I forget. What did he do?

VFAUXTUS: On Thursday, just hours before FAUXTUS began his speech on expanded vaccine requirements, VFAUXTUS met with abortion rights advocates. “The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision, it is their body.

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Fauci’s Fading Star

WATCH https://www.facebook.com/DamaniBryantFelder/videos/1159018517953597 [3:58] to see if you can handle any of these 30 questions vaxxers hope you won’t ask. Note: This video is rated CT. Contains Critical Thinking. Watching may harm stupid ideas.

WATCH https://rumble.com/vmaml4-the-real-story-oan-losing-faith-in-fauci-with-paris-dennard.html [8:44] to see OAN’s report on Fauci’s fading star.

WATCH https://rumble.com/vma61h-nobel-laureate-slams-fauci-in-resurfaced-video.html [2:05] to hear a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry say, more than twenty years ago, that Tony Fauci is an ignorant, administrative hack with a political agenda.

WATCH https://rumble.com/vmaib7-psaki-lies-like-crazy-to-defend-dr.-fauci.html [1:00] to hear WH spox use one fact to spin a lie about another fact – Doocy asked, “Is that still the case” that Biden wouldn’t ever fire Dr. Fauci “since [he] told Congress the NIH never funded gain of function research for coronaviruses in Wuhan, but documents…suggest that is not true, which would mean that he misled Congress?” Psaki replied, “Nothing the NIH funded contributed to the development of COVID-19.”

WATCH https://rumble.com/vmbinu-study-finds-vaccinated-patients-27-times-more-likely-to-develop-covid-sympt.html [6:16] to hear OAN report on a new study out of Israel involving tens-of-thousands of patients that showed that the natural immunity enjoyed by those who have recovered from COVID-19 is 27 times more effective than the vaccines. When asked why recovered patients should get the vax, Fauci said, “I have no firm answer on that.”

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FAUCI: This video is well worth your time and full attention. [24:46] – Fauci swore under oath that U.S. taxpayers had not funded gain-of-function virus research at Wuhan in violation of federal policies. More than once, we’ve seen evidence that this was a lie.

This week, Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright tweeted that the data is more alarming than we’ve been told to date. According to his tweets, the U.S./Wuhan collaboration modified bat viruses so they were 10,000 times worse for humans.

Senators Paul and Cotton are calling for Congress to prosecute Fauci for his lies. CLICK https://rumble.com/vm9yqr-tom-cotton-demands-fauci-be-prosecuted-for-his-lies.html [5:16] to see Laura Ingraham’s report.

FAUXTUS: On Thursday, FAUXTUS announced he will be forcing all employers with more than 100 employees to either require their employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or mandate weekly testing for the virus.

He also threatened all facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid to require 100% employee vaccination or else. Together, the two groups represent about 100 million Americans. His plan does not include requiring vaccination for illegals.

GOP Governors are already telling their attorneys general to prepare for battle against Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vax mandate.

WATCH https://www.facebook.com/judgejeaninepirro/videos/537322074040637 [1:29] to hear Judge Jeanine ask some good questions.

GUN CONTROL: On Thursday, the White House withdrew its nomination of a staunch gun control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Jen Psaki told reporters they’re talking with Chipman about finding him another role in the administration.

NEBRASKA: On September 3, the Nebraska State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 5-1 to indefinitely postpone the development of Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Health Standards that included sexually explicit content and Critical Race Theory (CRT) components.

Of the 106 who testified at yesterday’s hearing, 69% opposed the Draft #1 standards, while just 31% expressed support. This, despite emails of SBOE members and NDE employees that showed that members of activist groups like SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, Answer, and GLSEN had been invited, while requests from conservative organizations and parents were ignored.

Note that the vote was only to postpone. Opponents anticipate the SBOE will try to pull the standards off the shelf after a few months of low opposition at SBOE meetings. E.g., in December or January when attendance is hindered by icy roads or a blizzard.

RACISM: On Sept 8, a white woman in a gorilla mask hurled a raw egg at Larry Elder while he was touring a homeless encampment. When one of his staffers confronted her, she slapped him.

Most of Democrat lapdogs in the media ignored the incident. I guess because it happened in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times had to write it up. Their headline was, “Larry Elder cuts short Venice homeless encampment tour after hostile reception.” The lede said, “Someone threw what appeared to be an egg at GOP recall candidate.

Hostile reception.” “Someone.” This is in keeping with their attitude toward Elder’s challenge against white Democrat Newsom. A few weeks ago, a columnist at the L.A. Times called Elder “the black face of white supremacy” and said he “is a threat to Black Californians.”

If Elder were a Democrat, the story would’ve led every morning, evening, and late night show and headlined above the fold on every major newspaper with a heavy emphasis on the whiteness of the assailant, her deeply racist mask, and the fact that under California law, this was a hate crime.

CLICK https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=593166745029603 [1:33] to hear Elder’s comments on the incident and the media.

REGENERON-COV: Demand for this experimental COVID treatment has surged in the U.S. in recent weeks. If you’re considering it, please be aware that it is experimental with unknown, possibly serious and unexpected side effects. Also, it was tested on the same aborted fetal cell line that was used by COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers.

UNITED AIRLINES: United Airlines employees who have not been granted a medical or religious exemption and still refuse the vaccine are being fired. Those who have been granted an exemption are being placed on unpaid leave. Is it my imagination or is this a distinction without a difference?

GRAMMY NOTES: This reminds me of the time a clerk at the health food store let Mama Buzz (about 4 yo at the time) come behind the counter to watch him turn peanuts into peanut butter. She studied the process and asked, “Do you put goat cheese into that machine to make goat milk?” I was so impressed with how logically she had thought that out. LOL

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9/11

“Battle Hymn of the Republic”

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
Of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watchfires
Of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar
In the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence
By the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on. [Chorus]

He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgement seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him;
Be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on. [Chorus]

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy,
Let us die to make men free;
While God is marching on. [Chorus]

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Meatless Fridays

Earlier today, Dearest told me that, when he noted that hot dogs were on the menu for next Friday’s parish picnic, he asked the pastor, “Aren’t we supposed to not eat meat on Fridays?” and was told, “That’s only during Lent.”

I’m underwhelmed to say the least. I expect that kind of ignorance from other Catholics, because it’s what I was told many years ago also. But it was wrong. And once I learned that I was wrong, I instituted meatless Fridays in our home.

I would have hoped the pastor would have elaborated more on the actual situation instead of sending my husband home to tell me, on a Friday, as I was serving up fish salad, “You know, Father says we don’t need to do meatless Fridays any more.

The relevant portions of the Code of Canon Law states, “The penitential days and times in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent. Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.” [1250, 1251]

Re: “from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference” – On November 18, 1966, the U.S. bishops issued the following directive to American Catholics:

Even though we hereby terminate the traditional law of abstinence binding under pain of sin, as the sole prescribed means of observing Friday, we give first place to abstinence from flesh meat. We do so in the hope that the Catholic community will ordinarily continue to abstain from meat by free choice as formerly we did in obedience to Church law.” [24]

The bishops said it was important to continue the discipline to “remind ourselves that as Christians, although immersed in the world and sharing its life, we must preserve a saving and necessary difference from the spirit of the world. Our deliberate, personal abstinence from meat, more especially because no longer required by law, will be an outward sign of inward spiritual values that we cherish.”

Father was correct in saying that, because the church removed the penalty of sin from eating meat on Friday, we don’t have to abstain from meat on Fridays outside of Lent. But this is a far cry from serving hot dogs at a Friday parish picnic.

Re: “unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday” – Solemnities are extra special feast days on which it would be inappropriate to do penance. Most of them are universal; some are local. Next Friday isn’t one of them.

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AFGHAN STAN: From FB – “I find myself sitting in the parking lot at Kroger trying to compose myself. You see, while inside getting groceries, I came upon a little girl prancing down the isle making a crazy noise. I turned around to see this young lady wearing massive boots compared to her tiny body. At first I just giggled and continued shopping.

I ended up in the check out lane behind her and her mother. As good southerners do, we struck up conversation. I told the little girl that I liked her boots. She had a massive grin on her face and began to speak. She let me know that those boots belonged to her Daddy. Today would have been his birthday, but he was killed last year in ‘Afghan Stan.’ To feel better about today, she was allowed to wear his boots.

As her mom started to cry, so did I, as did the cashier. Apparently, the gentleman behind me heard the story and gave the little girl a cupcake out of the dozen he was buying. He told the little girl to always eat a cupcake for her dad’s birthday. He told her that her dad was a hero and that she should be proud to be his daughter.

Please remember why we are able to celebrate America. Let’s stop to think about those who protect the freedom that we often take for granted!”

-Katie Shuler

BORDER: CLICK https://rumble.com/vm8iap-most-illegals-at-border-sent-back-after-scotus-forces-biden-to-reinstate-tr.html [2:55] to hear Fox News report about the border situation since SCOTUS forced Biden to reinstate Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy. It’s already helping. What a shock. Not.

COLLEGE: Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian has resigned in an open letter in which he accuses the administration of having created a “Social Justice factory” whose “only inputs were race, gender, and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division.

Students at Portland State are not being taught to think. Rather, they are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues. … This has created a culture of offense where students are now afraid to speak openly and honestly.

GEORGIA: A new report by the Indianapolis-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) says that about 27,000 mail-in ballots in Georgia were returned as undeliverable by the post office during the 2020 election. The number is more than double the margin of victory—12,000 votes—by which President Joe Biden supposedly won the state.

GREG GUTFELD: [15:28] – Stephen Colbert’s leftie-friendly The Late Show has been the most watched late-night show for the past five years running. On Tuesday, after just five months on the air, Greg’s right-friendly late night comedy show, Gutfeld!, beat out Colbert’s in the all-important 25 to 54 age demographic.

LIFE: A group of pro-abortion Christian organizations are working with abortion industry leaders to fight Texas’ heartbeat law. The churches call themselves Reproductive Freedom Congregations.

Rev. Erika Forbes, the faith and outreach manager for the Texas branch says, “I am on a quest, we are on a quest, to take God back from the hostage situation that the conservatives have hijacked, and I absolutely feel that the God that I believe in, the God that I serve, called by many names, and no name at all, trusts and respects women.”

MANDATES: According to recent polls, 42.7% of American voters are more likely to support businesses that do not require mandates, as compared to 34.3% who say they are less likely to support such businesses.

MASKS: Newly obtained emails show that the Biden administration and the CDC changed intended COVID-19 recommendations after the powerful National Education Association threatened to dump on them if they didn’t. So much for following the science.

NUCLEAR ENERGY: [5:27] – Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, explains why the only real answer to fossil fuels is unacceptable to the Left. He examines the three nuclear disasters.

POLITICO: On Tuesday, Politico published an article entitled “Biden anxiety levels.” It’s about how Biden’s staff can’t bear to watch him taking questions from reporters, because he makes so many gaffes. “Some White House staffers will either mute him or turn off his remarks” for fear of seeing him struggle to stay on message while talking to the press.

Ummmmmm …

PORTLAND: Last Friday, Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that the city council intended to vote on an emergency resolution Wednesday to stop “the City’s future procurement of goods and services from, and City employee business travel to, the state of Texas.”

The Portland City Council stands unified in its belief that all people should have the right to choose if and when they carry a pregnancy and that the decisions they make are complex, difficult, and unique to their circumstances.

As it turned out, the council postponed the vote. But Texas Senator John Cornyn doesn’t care one way or the other. “If they don’t want to come to Texas that’s fine, people from every other state, are certainly coming here.

STEM: Unsurprisingly, as our schools prioritize social justice and diversity over mastery and merit, we are falling further and further behind in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The current world leader is China.

TOLERANCE: [4:12] – This is what happens when a conservative black Republican runs against a liberal white Democrat. The Leftie media isn’t interested.

TRUMP: Please WATCH https://www.facebook.com/newsbusters/videos/228864542586598 [6:00] to hear what Donald Trump predicted back in 2017 if American executed a “hasty withdrawal” from Afghanistan.

VFAUXTUS: As badly as Dementia Joe is faring, his hand-picked Female of Color VP is doing even worse. Her RCP average favorability is minus 9.2 (41.2 favorable vs. 50.4 unfavorable).

This could explain why, four months after bragging that she was the “last person in the room” with Biden as he decided to fully withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan, she’s nowhere to be seen. On Thursday, she was supposed to appear in her own home state on behalf of embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom. But then she suddenly wasn’t.

WASHINGTON POST: WaPo media reporter Jeremy Barr recently published a story critical of liberal cable outlets allowing former defense officials to use their air time to criticize FAUXTUS’ big fat mess. Because, they, you know, don’t blame everything on Trump and also take air time away from “humanitarians, longtime opponents of the war and advocates who could speak to the human toll of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan.”

GRAMMY NOTES: The Mascots’ first year at Mama’s Home School has begun. The theme for the year is America. This week, they went to Gettysburg where they did did several activities and earned Gettysburg Junior Ranger certificates and badges.

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