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Populism Today

January 23, 2017

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“SPOT the billionaires given special seats on Trump’s inaugural platform.” Source

 

Italian Archbishop Blasts Support for Migrants

January 23, 2017

IN A rare display of courage and common sense, an Italian Novus Ordo Archbishop, Monsignor Carlo Liberati, recently criticized the country’s unrestrained welcome to Muslim migrants:

“We help without delay those coming from outside and we forget many poor and old Italians who are eating from the trash. We need policies that take care of Italians first: our young people and the unemployed.

“I am a protester. If I were not a priest, I’d be out there demonstrating in the squares. What is the point of so many migrants that instead of thanking for the food we give them, they just throw it, spend hours with their cell phones and even organise riots?”

Liberati even accused the Catholic church of donating too much money to the recent migrants.

“He said: “Giving money to migrants wandering around town is not only wrong, but morally harmful because we encourage their behaviour and they get used to that, not mentioning the fact that we already feed them.”

 

Trash in D.C.

January 23, 2017

 

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DAN R. writes:

The “highlight” of the Women’s March was probably the Ashley Judd rendition of “I Am a Nasty Woman,” a spoken-word poem written by Nina Donovan, a 19-year old sociology major from Tennessee and a part-time worker at Dunkin’ Donuts. Reading the words of this poem, the amount of politically-correct clichés compacted into a relatively small space is almost mind-boggling. Worse has been the enthusiastic reception by liberal women, at least some of whom you’d think might have second thoughts upon reading it. Here for your reference is a link to the complete transcript [vulgar language warning], obviously destined to become a milepost in “great” feminist literature.

 

Slamming the Press

January 23, 2017

MANY of you have probably already read of Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, responding Saturday to false reports regarding the inauguration. But if you have not actually seen Spicer’s press conference, I highly recommend it. It is great to see someone challenge public lies in this way. Read More »

 

A Prayer for Donald Trump

January 23, 2017

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GOD of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.
Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the President Donald Trump and other government leaders of these United
States.
May they always seek
the ways of righteousness, justice and mercy.
Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection
to lead our country with honesty and integrity.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Transgenderism and Autism

January 23, 2017

A CANADIAN professor contends that some children swept up into the belief that they are not the right sex may be suffering from a form of autism.

 To accept the thinking and wishes of those with [an autism disorder] at face value, without understanding why they feel the way they do, is not a kindness, and may in fact be extremely damaging.

 

The Model Minority: FBI Edition

January 23, 2017

FROM The Asian Correspondent:

A FORMER FBI employee in New York was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after admitting that he illegally acted at the direction of a Chinese official to gather sensitive information.

Kun Shan Chun, also known as Joey Chun, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan to pay $10,000 after pleading guilty in August to having illegally acted as an agent of a foreign government.

“I’m so sorry,” a tearful Chun said in court. “I take full responsibility.”

Chun, a U.S. citizen who was born in China, was arrested in March in connection with what prosecutors called a duplicitous betrayal of the FBI, which had employed him in its New York field office since 1997.

 

Real Women Don’t March

January 23, 2017

 

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1818 Charles Willson Peale; Mother Caressing Her Convalescent Daughter

 

The Women’s March, cont.

January 22, 2017

KATY HOPKINS was there. She writes for The Daily Mail (language warning):

I wanted to point out, respectfully, that democracy is the Electoral College system that saw Trump turn the map from blue to red. But there were a few million of them. And they had pictures of vaginas. So I decided this was not the time. Read More »

 

Trump May End Funding of Foreign Abortions

January 22, 2017

 

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Madonna, crude objectifier of women, pictured here at a concert, was among the stars of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

As reportedly hundreds of thousands of protestors and various celebrities, including Madonna, a true master of objectifying women if there ever was one, turned out yesterday for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and in cities across the country, some news sources reported that Trump will today sign an executive order ending the funding for foreign abortions that was initiated under Obama.

Let’s hope this is more than a rumor and that in the face of this massive display of incoherent hostility on the weekend of his inauguration, during which Americans normally join together to wish the best for a new president, Trump has the courage to act boldly and in the best interests of women everywhere.

Tea Partiers never said they wanted to blow up the White House (as Madonna did yesterday) nor did they come out in masses on Obama’s inauguration weekend.

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Okay, I get it. Women can be crude, but men can’t.

 

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In an age of institutionalized feminism and unprecedented sexual “freedom,” what exactly do these women want? The right to never be insulted?

 

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Fake revolutionary Madonna is entirely a creature of the establishment. She seeks to enslave women to her trashy brand of Luciferianism.

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Religion at the Inauguration

January 21, 2017

 

Paula White speaks at her church, New Destiny Christian Center, on Jan. 1, 2017, in Apopka, Fl. Photo courtesy of Sarah M. Brown

Paula White speaks at her church, New Destiny Christian Center, on Jan. 1, 2017, in Apopka, Fl. Photo courtesy of Sarah M. Brown

PASTOR PAULA WHITE-CAIN was the most physically attractive and charismatic figure in the religious line-up at the Trump inauguration ceremony. In her bright red suit, the pretty Pastor White-Cain, with her pleasant Southern twang, asked that America be a “beacon” among the nations. Behind her, the smarmy Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who never said the words as he hastily made the sign of the cross before his own invocation from the Old Testament, nodded and raised his eyes to heaven as if he was at a revival meeting led by the female prophet who looked ever so much like a successful corporate executive.

The twice-divorced, thrice-married, wealthy Protestant celebrity preacher was the first woman “clergy member” included in an inauguration ceremony. She is host of the show “Paula Today.” The philosophy of her current home, the New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, can be summed up in the words “Arise and Expand.” If one accepts the healing power of Jesus Christ and selectively reads the Bible, one is automatically saved — and prosperity is likely to follow. Here’s a video about New Destiny’s new video gaming room for children. Like many Protestant mega-churches, New Destiny is a community center and recreation club, as well as a place to get some God and the Bible as interpreted by a pastor with lots of personality. White-Cain is said to be Trump’s religious mentor.

Some evangelical Protestants objected to White-Cain’s appearance, accusing her of not representing authentic Christianity. They have no authority to condemn her. The Bible, so abstruse in places that even the greatest of thinkers and saints have struggled to understand it, is whatever you make of it in the religious free-for-all known as “Evangelical” Christianity.

Expect to see more of Pastor Paula, whose church is no more sacred than a strip mall, in the years ahead.

 

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An Upbeat Day — with Tantrums

January 21, 2017

 

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INAUGURATION DAY seemed mostly peaceful and upbeat. Many who have only heard what a hater Trump is from the media were probably surprised at his repeated insistence he will work for unity – a common theme of inauguration speeches. Trump projected great confidence and optimism. But the protestors were there, as reported by Washington Examiner:

On Friday thousands of protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the peaceful transition of power from one democratically-elected president to another. And it got ugly quickly.

Organized by the DisruptJ20 protest group, activists took aim at the alleged sexism and racism of the incoming administration. Practically speaking, that meant blocking security checkpoints, smashing windows, and torching at least one limousine outside the Washington Post building.

But while the media certainly gave them plenty of attention, the protestors probably won’t win much sympathy.

Families from flyover country were greeted to the nation’s capital with chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.” When short of breath, protestors opted for the more succinct, “F**k Trump!” One activist even decided to lecture a young Republican, screaming “don’t grow up and grab women by the pussies!” before his father covered his ears.

When words failed them though, protestors turned to rioting. Wearing black face masks, they smashed the windows of Starbucks, Bank of America, and a Bobby Van’s steakhouse a few blocks from Capitol Hill. Private business didn’t suffer all the damage, though. Suddenly enemies of public transport, liberal rioters trashed at least one bus stop—an indicator of the aimlessness of the whole thing. Read More »

 

Thanks, Obama!

January 20, 2017

 

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OH, what the heck. We can pay it off tomorrow. Read More »

 

Transgender Backdrop to Inauguration

January 20, 2017

DAN R. writes:

After having one “A”-list performer after another announce that he or she would not perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, it was announced that 16-year-old classically-trained Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at the inauguration.

Those putting the most pressure on singers contemplating performing were the so-called LGBT community, apparently out of revulsion for Trump’s VP Mike Pence, who as governor of Indiana signed a “religious freedom bill” (transgender bathrooms and all of that). Miss Evancho dismisses any charges of “hate” against her by stating, simply, she is not political … that it is an honor to perform at a presidential inauguration.

And now comes this ABC News feature segment, “As Jackie Evancho Prepares for Inauguration Performance, Her Transgender Sister Juliet Prepares for Gender Confirmation Surgery.”

“Born “Jacob,” Juliet Evancho is an artist at heart, who has blossomed into a civil rights activist.” Read More »

 

The Overpopulation Myth

January 19, 2017

 

 

Thanks, Obama!

January 19, 2017

FROM The Burning Platform:

Barack Obama, the well-dressed, polished, articulate, empty suit, who has occupied the White House for the last eight years serving as the front man for the Deep State, has done more to destroy race relations and sense of community than any president in history. His divisive rhetoric and actions over the last eight years created the atmosphere for the acrimonious election and the violent protests that followed.

His failure to quell the Soros funded Black Lives Matter terrorist organization has resulted in the slaughter of police across the country. Meanwhile, his hometown of Chicago has seen 800 homicides and over 4,400 shootings in 2016 – with over 90% blacks killing blacks. His legacy is one of complete and utter failure, but his hubris knows no bounds, and he actually believes his eight year reign of error was a resounding success. Facts be damned. Read More »

 

The Rhetorical “Why Not?”

January 19, 2017

A RECENT college graduate writes:

On the transgender post:

I began to read the LifeSiteNews article and after reading the common sense comments by Mat Staver I couldn’t help but cry out that this is so insane. The world is SO INSANE today!

It reminds me of being in a university philosophy class on ethics. We were having debates in the class between select groups for and against a certain topic. I voluntarily argued against three topics because I wanted the truth to be heard (abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and cloning/embryonic stem cell research/genetic engineering).

Anyway, during the homosexuality debate, insanity prevailed. A young man and I were stating the obvious. Only men and women should have physical relations. (And within marriage alone, without contraception, I argued). Their union is fruitful.

My professor was disgustingly biased, whereas the debates were supposed to be neutral. She basically set the stage for our group to be attacked and the question to be, “WHY NOT?” And of course our stance was labeled as bigotry. Read More »

 

Christmas in January

January 18, 2017

 

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Thomas Kibble Hervey’s (1799-1859) Christmas Book with illustrations by Robert Seymour

IN this fantastic talk by Judith Sharpe of In the Spirit of Chartres, Mrs. Sharpe explains why she does not put her Christmas lights and decorations up until a few days before Christmas and why she keeps them up until February 2 — and why you should too.

Remember, it’s in the interests of retailers to put you in the Christmas “spirit” long before Christmas (when you are buying gifts) instead of after, when we should logically be celebrating the greatest event in human history. Not that we want to hear that canned Christmas pop in the stores after Christmas too or be running around exhausted and over-spent. (Do you notice how in America, everything is turned into work? Even childhood. Even Christmas.) No, the time before Christmas should be less festive and the time afterward should be an extension of the festivities, ideally less commercial and more peaceful.

Merry Christmas!

God so loved the world. That He entered into it and changed everything forever.