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The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost,
Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration,
politics without God, heaven without hell.
“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”
― William Saroyan
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
Ignorance is not an opinion, liberals
I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
THERE WILL BE NO THREATS OF ANY KIND AT THIS BLOG, TO POLITICIANS OR OTHER COMMENTERS. thank you.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE’S HISTORY?
I’D LOVE TO HEAR IT……..WHAT YEAR? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED?
I found it odd that in all the pictures of RBG FOX showed tonight after her death, in any pictures with others, Biden was there………….Ginsberg, O’Neal and Biden. Ginsberg and Biden. Odd?
I didn’t admire her because she was a leftwing advocate in many women panels I saw her in, but I did admire her courage through many cancers and awful treatments she endured.
I’m not thrilled they’re calling it a PATRIOTIC EDUCATION…In my opinion, it surely IS patriotic, but it is THE TRUTH first. And, of course, in America today, we can lose people over the word PATRIOTIC. Imagine?
I watched a wonderful film last night and that jerk Ben Mankowicz afterwards (as he often does) had to mention how the film was made at the time of the McCarthy era….“when capitalism had failed out country.” Um..WHAT? Ya, he’s the guy who shows patriotic war films then complains they’re not reality, they’re too patriotic.
But, my point here today isn’t about that as much as it is THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT….You are SO RIGHT. Howard Zinn is a stinking lie….the 1610 Project is a lie………….and the 1776 Commission ROCKS.
A friend and I spoke last night and both of us thought that maybe these stupid 1619 suggestions to our children that parents shouldn’t be respected, that America really started when Blacks came to America (!), etc., might just be what pushes our kids OUT of public schools and into HOME SCHOOLING. Let’s face it, after COVID, there just might be a LOT of parents who decide to continue home schooling so NOW is the time for Trump to make very clear what a horror our children are being taught about our great country.
THOUGHTS on the 1619 Project vs the 1776 Project? Thank GOD for Bob Woodson!
In October of 2016, James Taranto wrote in the Wall Street Journal that I was “one of the 2 or 3 most intense Never Trumpers we’ve encountered all year.” He was right. From the moment Donald Trump descended the golden escalator I hoped his shoelaces would get caught in it. My criticism of Trump was relentless and brutal. I exposed his connections to Mafia figures, I latched on to any vague allegation of racism I could find, I didn’t just want him to lose, I wanted him to lose in a landslide.
Thursday night, as I watched my president accept the nomination of the Republican Party for the second time, I fully realized how wrong I had been. This is not new for me, I’m wrong a lot. I am after all the guy who ran an article called “Anthony Scaramucci Is The Man Trump Needs” two hours before he got fired. But this was different. This time realizing I was wrong and interrogating why told me a lot about myself, my country, and what I want for both.
My virulent opposition to Donald Trump was rooted in fear. I was afraid of electing a man who had never held office to our highest office, I was afraid that the brash unfiltered way he talked would careen the country into mayhem if he won, which I assumed was impossible. I was afraid that his nomination would hand generational power to a Democratic Party I already knew was sliding into fever dreams of socialist utopias. But I think what I was most afraid of was change.
To give myself a little credit amidst this mea culpa, I did identify what Trump was politically early on. I wrote an article for City Journal asserting that Trump represented the Reform Party’s takeover of the GOP. The first election I could vote in was in 1992. I remembered Ross Perot, the protectionist, leery of immigration, warning about the great sucking sound of jobs going to Mexico. Perot won nearly 20 percent of the vote, a shocking result for a third-party candidate, but still just a fifth of the nation. I did not believe Trump could translate that 20 percent into a functioning party.
What I didn’t realize was the Reform Party ethos, born of Perot but also of culture warriors like Pat Buchanan, had come to represent so many more people than it did in 1992. I saw the Republican Party, as the party of defense, like William F. Buckley standing athwart history, my vision of the GOP was one resisting tides, not creating them. In Trump I saw a faulty seawall that would give way to a parade of progressive horribles.
I could not have been more wrong. Very quickly the president’s conservative victories started to stack up. Actual conservative Supreme Court Justices, not fair weather institutionalists like John Roberts. A US embassy in Jerusalem, and real tax cuts came into being. He actually pulled out of the disastrous Iran Deal and Paris Accord; he threatened and imposed tariffs on China, abandoning the failed neoliberal policy of appeasement, the childlike fantasy that free trade alone would transform that communist country into a liberal democracy.
Yes, I still cringed at some his remarks, and often wished he would step back from Twitter, but when I looked at the ledger of the good and bad he has done for our nation, the former flowed over. The latter was a bare empty cupboard of vague violations of norms. I came to tolerate Trump, to view him as the better of two imperfect choices. That changed Thursday night.
Thursday night the president stood in stark contrast to his opponent Joe Biden, who ran a convention based on fear of the virus, who embraces a new normal in which petty dictators like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio control my life, a desperate old man who said he would lock me down again. No. President Trump did what he does best; he spoke to a crowd. There was joy and optimism and patriotism. Instead of fear there was pride. For me, he was no longer the lesser of two evils but a man I dearly hope will remain our president.
It is fashionable these days for former Republicans to gang up and sling dirt at Trump. This is supposed to be meaningful because supposedly they are conservatives. Well, two can play at that game. If their abandonment of Trump is meaningful then so is my embrace. And the difference? They represent a tiny, dying breed of think tank technocrats; I represent a vast constituency of Americans who have come to see the power of his leadership.
I believe that Donald Trump will win reelection, though I warn you, as I said above, I’m wrong a lot. But it doesn’t matter. Even if he should lose he has changed the GOP, he has changed conservatism, and he has changed me. We will not play defense anymore. Those of us who love America will fight for its values and ideals. I thank Donald Trump for helping me find the courage to be a part of that fight. Here’s to four more years. END OF ARTICLE:…
BY THE WAY: I found this article only because I was searching from a WaPo article by a Liberal Never-Trumper who writes for the Washington Post but is SICK OF LIBERALISM. WHAT?? Of course, I couldn’t find that article………but, Taranto’s works!
These numbers help explain why these last eight years prior to DJ Trump were disastrous for the USA. I read the last item and then looked at Trump’s Cabinet. No wonder Washington, DC is in turmoil. Trump’s picks are bosses who expect their employees to work. These are Eye Opening Numbers. This is what bothers a lot of people about Trump. He won’t accept a can’t do attitude, or inexperienced, incompetent performance. He will get results; it just might not be smooth or pretty.
Here are some amazing stats: Make sure you read to the bottom. An eye-opener!
These 10 States now have more people on welfare than they employ!
Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, childcare, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the average household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.
To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $24.00 an hour.
Check the last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is: A real-life business not a government job.
Here are the percentages:
38% T. Roosevelt
50% F. D. Roosevelt
51% GH Bush
55% GW Bush
This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last OBAMA administration: ONLY 8% of them had ever worked in private business!
That’s right! Only eight percent – the least, by far of the last 19 presidents! And these people tried to tell our corporations how to run their businesses?
How could Obama, president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”
You might want to pass this on, because we’ll NEVER see these facts in the mainstream media, or from the alphabet net
….WHERE WOULD IT BE?
Doesn’t have to be a different COUNTRY…….or different STATE. Same state, different city? Or WOULD it be a different country? And, you can pretend you’re 30 again; I know age can make a difference in leaving your home now or not and I’d hate to have you limit yourself here because we’re all a bit older these days…..You could live ANYWHERE….WHERE?!
….. the “UNHOUSED” I’d never heard that expression until reading THIS ARTICLE!
Apparently, “HOMELESS” must sound too packed with negativity? UNHOUSED sounds so sad…particularly when the article says something like “Those who are HOUSED said the UNHOUSED deserved a chance to stay under the bridge”
AH, so the HOUSED are EVIL, you see…………..for protecting their children (as the article says) and keeping the value of their communities up………the UNHOUSED are taken advantage of………..
I hope the homeless get help, and I WILL NEVER believe THOSE WHO WORK HARD AND KEEP THEIR HOMES SHOULD BE FORCED TO LIVE IN SLUMS BECAUSE THE HOMELESS COME INTO THEIR AREA. I believe the homeless must take the shelter available to most of them, that we must make more shelter available even if it’s in inexpensive housing outside L.A. and other cities across the nation.
HOW WOULD YOU HELP SOLVE HOMELESSNESS…ooops…UNHOUSENESS?
ALSO:….I just had a friend send me an article saying that SIX HUNDRED JEWISH GROUPS ARE BACKING BLM………….boggles the mind. Imagine still having my mind boggled? We all know Jews are more liberal, but THIS STUPID, too? Karl Marx was from a long line of rabbis but his folks changed to Lutheranism because of the situation in Germany…but to be anti semitic yourself? Sounds like the Jews in America today who don’t support Israel and NOW support an anti-semitic group!!!! Tell your Jewish friends about MARXISM!!!
92 YEARS YOUNG TODAY……..Still dancing with a group, still happily married after 67 years (I typed Tears instead of Years the first time by accident…that applies to some couples!! HAAA but not you!)
HAPPY DAY, OUR DEAR FRIEND AND FELLOW CONSERVATIVE!
STAY WELL, KEEP DANCING!!
A few weeks ago, I finished the terrific book I’d recommended here, “TOO GOOD TO BE FALSE”. Having finished it, I now even more highly recommend it. Included is this:
-Jesus never used his extraordinary powers for his own benefit, but only for the sake of others.
-Jesus seldom quoted scripture as the source of authority for what he was teaching. More often than not, he was his own authority.
-He never called God “Our Father,” except for one time when he taught the disciples they should say it.
-He never said he had faith in the Father, and nothing else in the Gospels says he did, either.
In all books of fiction, written by the positively greatest writers of all time, the main characters changed, developed…they became better, bigger, smarter, their character improved…that’s what makes great fiction. Yet in the greatest, highest selling book of all time, its main character, Jesus, did not. He didn’t have to change.
Because HE WAS GOD. The book is full of even more food for thought….I hope you give it a try.
And, as always……….PRAY FOR AMERICA, AGAINST COVID and FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FAMILY!!